Seven Mile Times

August 2019

She grew up in Stone Harbor with her twin brother BJ and parents Fran and Barry Mastrangelo. Her family owned and operated Barrie Shoes, a familiar retail anchor on 96th Street for many years.

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By Linda Dougherty

In this modern era, there are few homes and buildings remaining on Seven Mile Beach that date back to the early 1900s, and fewer still that have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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By Cara Heenan

In the late afternoon of Monday, July 8, the sun shined down on the wharf parking lot on 96th street in Stone Harbor. One by one, families of children with creative costumes gathered to register for the Al Cunard Baby Parade.

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By Dave Coskey Jr.

Playing his music on an international tour wasn’t exactly what Sean “Loosh” Luschini had in mind as a young guy working days at a surf shop in Stone Harbor.

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By Cara Heenan

The Philadelphia Flyers’ 18th annual trip to Stone Harbor for their developmental camp’s Trial on the Isle on June 27 began with an indoctrination of sorts.

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By John Tracy Jr.

When you grow up in a beach town, the ocean becomes a part of who you are. Whether it’s boating, surfing, swimming, or just going to the beach, there is something inside of you that feels the connection. More

Last summer, Nick Hague and his family enjoyed a simple summer: mornings out on the beach, mini golf in the afternoons and dinners at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor. This summer, however, Hague is stationed about 250 miles above Earth on the International Space Station.

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By Jennifer James Davenport

August is here and that usually means some really hot days are on the horizon. Fortunately, we have so many great stores in the area that carry everything you need to keep cool, feel cool and actually be cool! We put together this list of everything that will help get you through the month without breaking a sweat. Happy shopping! More

By Seema Rathi Bonney, M.D.

The search for eternal youth has been going on since the beginning of time. The Fountain of Youth is supposedly a spring that restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. More

By Michael W. Hauff

Remember Jazzersize? Or that vibrating belt thingy that would jiggle your fat away? Or Tae Bo? As long as exercise has been mainstream, there have been a lot of strange fitness trends out there. Some turned out to be very beneficial, some did not stand the test of time. And now, just like always, there are people trying to come up with the next big thing. More

By Jean Miersch

Here we are in the final leg of summer’s race, and what a lovely race it is. With lazy, hazy days, warm ocean temps, Jersey tomatoes and seafood aplenty, life is good. It’s so good, we should throw a party. In fact, let’s get adventurous and host a clambake. More

A new cocktail at Bobby Dee’s Rock ‘n Chair for 2019, The Buzzed Bee is the perfect combination of flavors. With the wide selection of premium bourbons available at the Rock ’n Chair, The Buzzed Bee features Woodford Reserve combined with freshly squeezed orange juice. More

By John Tracy Jr.

As I was riding my beach cruiser around the neighborhood one sweltering summer evening, I suddenly developed a hankering for an ice-cold refreshment. When I returned home, my daughters were playing lemonade stand outside in the yard. More

By Kathleen Todaro

Paolo de Marchi is known throughout Tuscany as “Mr. Sangiovese.” But what many might not know is that his winemaking career actually began about 300 miles to the northwest, in his family’s small Barolo estate in Piedmont. More

By Jennifer James Davenport

One of the best things about being at the shore is that you don’t always have to go crazy getting ready to go out. It’s too hot for makeup, too hot to dry your hair and, frankly, too hot for clothes! Hopefully you are coming off the beach and heading straight to happy hour. More

By Jennifer James Davenport

Oh, August, how I love you so! On the days when it’s just too hot to do anything else, I love to dive into a good book, hopefully while floating on a body of water somewhere. I have read so many great thrillers lately and can’t wait to share them with you. When the temperature gets too hot outside, cool down with one of these books that are sure to give you the chills! More

By Big Daddy Graham

 have written about many aspects of Avalon and Stone Harbor.  The ocean … the nightlife … 96th Street… deck life.

 

But I’ve never discussed one of the true – but to some people, annoying – aspects of the beach, and that’s sand. More

By Jennifer James Davenport

Whether you are hitting the town with a group of guys or taking your favorite girl out for a date night, August nights can be hot and you want to look and feel cool. Fortunately, Global Pursuit has everything you need to stay trendy this August. More

A great way to beat the August heat is to hit the beach! When you have had enough of the water and are looking for something to do, take this Beach Scavenger Hunt Challenge. Try it yourself or compete with friends and see who can check the most items off of the list! Good luck! More

Twenty-one years after earning her first title of second lieutenant in May of 1998, Catie Hague has been promoted to a U.S. Air Force Colonel. She received her promotion on June 29 at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor among family, friends and even her husband Nick Hague, an astronaut in Expedition 59 and 60 currently stationed at the International Space Station, who video chatted in for his wife’s promotion. More

By Patrice Davis

Explore a fire truck, get in the seat of some of the biggest trucks Avalon has to offer, and browse displays and giveaways from local organizations. Enjoy National Night Out in Avalon with character appearances, food, face painting, live music and more.

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