Seven Mile Times

July 2018

Mark your calendar and break out all things stars and stripes as the Borough of Avalon celebrates the Fourth of July from July 1-4 with its All-American Celebration. With fun activities that the entire family can enjoy together, there is no better place to celebrate Independence Day.
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By Jack McCaffery

Kevin Reilly could feel the stare as he walked arm-in-arm with his wife along the Stone Harbor beach near 84th Street. He can always feel the stare. He always will.

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By Patrice Davis

Religion played a key role in the early development of the Seven Mile Beach. The First United Methodist Church of Avalon, Wells Memorial Presbyterian Church and St. John’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church all boast congregations dating back more than 100 years. More

By Dr. Lenore Tedesco, Executive Director of The Wetlands Institute

What can be more relaxing and exciting than an early-morning stroll along Seven Mile’s beaches? The warm breezes, sounds of the waves, and freedom from the everyday
grind make our quiet time on the beach so special. For me, the added surprise of the serendipitous uncovering of Mother Nature’s gifts from the sea adds another level
of joy.

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By Linda Dougherty

Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor will host two outstanding art exhibitions in July: “Modern Masters” (Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró), and “The Art of Dr. Seuss – 20th Anniversary Collection.”  More

By Mike Kern

It all began innocuously enough, as a means for a group of young friends united in large measure by their rather unique profession to spend an entire day together playing miniature golf and drinking, in no particular order.

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By Mary Byrne Lamb

Lisa Scottoline has a story she likes to share about her late mother, known affectionately to Scottoline’s readers as “Mother Mary.”

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By Marybeth Hagan

“Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it,” wrote Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich in June 1992.

 

Today, Schmich’s advice is taken literally here in Avalon and elsewhere.

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By Marybeth Hagan

Much has changed here at Seven Mile Beach since brothers Fred and Steve Sylvester opened a restaurant to accompany their seafood market in 1978. Forty years later, residents and visitors continue to find good food and fun at Sylvester’s Fish Market and Restaurant.
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By David J. Spatz

Want to see Jim Allen break into a smile?

 

Then go admire the newly opened Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City that his company and its partners carved out of the remains of the tired, old Trump Taj Mahal. More

By Jennifer James Davenport

If you aren’t too tired after a day on the beach or playing out in the boat, there are plenty of things to do at night here on Seven Mile Beach. With an abundance of restaurants to choose from, you can find whatever you are looking for right here.
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By Patrice Davis

56th Annual Al Cunard Stone Harbor Baby Parade

5:30pm Check-in, 6pm Judging, 6:30pm Parade, 364 96th Street parking lot (parade down 96th Street)
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