The Avalon Post Office held a special ceremony at its branch on July 16 to commemorate the building’s 1960 ribbon-cutting with a memorial plaque. Mayor Martin Pagliughi, Postmaster Melissa Lomax and the post office’s sales and service associate Dave Wiggins hung the plaque, provided by Brian Austin of San Diego, in the post office lobby.
By Dave Bontempo
Bryan Cogliano has been tagged, in a manner Facebook would envy.
His one-of-a kind hat draws abundant social chatter, all through town.
By Marybeth Hagan
A Broadway actor, the late Dennis Soens, introduced the Avalon Players to Seven Mile Beach when he launched the summer theater program 50 years ago.
Others who helped form the Avalon Players were happy to be along for the joy ride.
By Linda Dougherty
Her first year as the pastor at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Saviour in Stone Harbor has been a learning experience for the Rev. Rachel Semovoski.
By Kali Gill
More than two dozen adorable children in an incredible array of floats and costumes took part in the 56th annual Al Cunard Baby Parade on 96th Street in Stone Harbor on July 9. The youngsters were dressed up as their favorite TV and movie characters, superheroes and much more.
By Joanna Heston
The Avalon Lions Charities Foundation celebrated a decade of giving when it held its 10th annual Charity Golf Classic on Sunday, June 24. More than 140 golfers hit the links to enjoy a beautiful day of golf at Avalon Golf Club and helped the Lions raise more than $50,000 to benefit the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children.
By Mary Byrne Lamb
Stir your martini and grab your dancing shoes because The Summer Club is coming back to Avalon for two shows at the Avalon Community Center. On Aug. 4 and 18 at 8pm, the group will provide a swinging evening of toe-tapping nostalgia, music, dancing, and high-flying performances.
By Michael W. Hauf
Nobody gets between Nora and her Bonnie’s Toppings. My girl is serious about her food. You reach for that bowl and you might lose a finger. For those that do not know, Bonnie’s Toppings is self-serve (or self-surf as they say) frozen yogurt and ice cream. You can load it up with as many toppings as you want (you pay by the ounce). It’s a personalized cup of deliciousness.
By Mary Byrne Lamb
The front door opens, and you are transported. Your eyes are drawn through the great room to the wall of windows where the bay unfolds in a flowing maze from Stone Harbor all the way to the Avalon Bridge in the distance. To say this home has a bay view does not do it justice.
By Dave Coskey
“Let the Good Times Roll.”
The original version of that tune came out in 1956, the year Jim Bannach was born.
By Dr. Lenore Tedesco, Executive Director of The Wetlands Institute
I often wonder about my role … my contribution … my impact.
By Cara Heenan
Every year, Stone Harbor has the pleasure of hosting the Philadelphia Flyers’ “Trial on the Isle” as a part of the team’s development camp for prospects. It combines athletic challenges in fun events with the opportunity to interact with the public, which fans, families and children enjoyed again this year on June 27.