AN OCEAN DRIVE PROJECT between 29th and 62nd Streets in Avalon is anticipated next spring. The county project would bring that section of the roadway into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act with new sidewalks, and also elevate the roadway to help alleviate flooding and improve drainage. Work is anticipated to begin in March 2017, breaking in June for the summer season, and then resuming in September.
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FROM 83 TO 69! The ocean surf temperature reached a record 83.3 degrees last Wednesday in Atlantic City, with Cape May seeing 81.7 degrees. By Friday the wind had shifted to a southwesterly direction, moving the warm water offshore. “Upwelling” brought cooler water to the surface, taking the surf temperature back down to a refreshing 69 degrees. The average surf temperature at this time of year is 74 degrees.
FALLFORTHEJERSEYCAPE.COM highlights great fall and events in Cape May County. The county’s Department of Tourism operates the site as part of their “Boomerang” marketing campaign, designed to bring visitors back to the Jersey Cape for fall (and spring) getaways, in addition to traditional summer vacations. From classic car shows to theater events to nature celebrations to airshows—you will find a great line up of Jersey Cape events on the site! Visit www.FallfortheJerseyCape.com to check it out!
FALL MIGRATION FESTIVAL: Speaking of fall activities, one of the most popular is The Wetland’s Institute’s annual Fall Migration Festival, which will be held Saturday & Sunday, September 17-18. This year’s festival will feature guided nature walks, back-bay boat and kayak tours, live butterfly presentations, crafts, and more. Single day tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for a child; two-day tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for a child. Visit http://wetlandsinstitute.org/events/fall-migration-festival/ for more details.
SUMMER BUCKET LIST TIME! With just a couple of weeks of “prime” summer season left, it’s time to check your Summer Bucket List for those “gotta do it!” items. Take a little time for you and your family—enjoy the summer and make some memories!
Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring The Star Band, Veteran’s Plaza, 7PM, Thursday, August 18
Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, call 609-884-5404 for info, Thursday, August 18
Creative Writing Workshop, Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-7155, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, August 20
Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour led by a Wetlands Institute docent, meet at the Egret Espy Trail entrance at 114th Street & Second Avenue, 10AM, Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21
Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, August 21
3rd Annual American Legion Post #331 Seafood Festival & Seabillys Concert, 11617 Second Avenue, 5PM, Sunday, August 21
Stone Harbor’s Family Night featuring Steve Serwatka’s New Jersey Nature Animal Show, Stone Harbor Fire House, 7PM, Monday, August 22
Stone Harbor’s Tuesdays at the Tower featuring Dane Anthony Band, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 7PM, Tuesday, August 23
Avalon’s Big Beach Movie featuring Zootopia, 30th Street and the Beach, dusk, Tuesday, August 23
Stone Harbor Family Movie Night on the Lawn featuring Finding Nemo, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 8PM, Wednesday, August 24
Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring Steel:30, Veteran’s Plaza in Avalon, 7PM, Thursday, August 25
Stone Harbor’s Sidewalk Sale, downtown shopping district, 9AM-7PM, Saturday, August 27
Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour led by a Wetlands Institute docent, meet at the Egret Espy Trail entrance at 114th Street & Second Avenue, 10AM, Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28
Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, August 28
Stone Harbor’s Family Night featuring Cape May Library Story Telling and Puppet Show, Stone Harbor Fire House, 7PM, Monday, August 29
Stone Harbor’s Tuesdays at the Tower featuring Soulshine, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 7PM, Tuesday, August 30
Stone Harbor Family Movie Night on the Lawn featuring Cars 2, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 8PM, Wednesday, August 31
IPad Workshop at the Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-7155, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, September 3
Stone Harbor Green Fair featuring information on solar energy, re-purposed materials, electric cars, clean energy, natural products, more, 94th Street Parking Lot, 11AM-2PM, Saturday, September 10
Night Walk at the Cape May County Zoo, after hours tour of the zoo, 6:30-8:30PM, Saturday, September 10
21st Annual Nun’s Beach Surf Contest, 111th Street Beach, 7AM, Saturday, September 17
Wetlands Institute Fall Migration Festival, guided viewing of migratory birds, demonstrations, live animal presentations, more, 9:30AM-4:30PM, Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18