Seven Mile Times

Spring 2018

By Patrice Davis

This is always one of my favorite event articles to write. We’ve survived the dregs of winter, and we’re optimistic about the spring. At the slightest hint of temps above 40 degrees, we’re out in our short sleeves and flip-flops. We’re running again, we’re firing up the barbecue and we’re jumping toward summer. True, spring often slaps us with a cold gust, and we likely all catch an early spring cold from wearing our flip-flops when it’s too cold, but it’s the optimism that counts. Spring is here, which means summer is just around the corner. Warmer weather is on the horizon, and so are these great events to keep us busy!  More

By Joanna Heston

Avalon mail carrier John Yoast was honored Feb. 22 with a surprise luncheon at the post office for his dedication in nearly 35 years with the U.S. Postal Service. Although his official work anniversary falls on Aug. 20, the celebration was held in honor of “Thank a Mail Carrier Day” (Feb. 4).  More

By Joanna Heston

Hundreds of Irish and wannabe Irish descended to Stone Harbor for the eighth annual Stone Harbor Shiver, held on St. Patrick’s Day this year. The ocean plunge featured 500 registered participants, many decked in green and gold and others still displaying Eagles pride among a variety of costumes. The raised money in support of Family Promise of Cape May County and the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce.  More

By John Tracy Jr.

It was a quiet year for weather in the mid-Atlantic region in 2017, but elsewhere in the United States, powerful weather affected the lives of millions.


Kieran Robinson was no stranger to crazy weather. Growing up in West Chester, Pa., with summers in Avalon, the 39-year-old had been through plenty of hurricanes and nor’easters before. But last fall, he experienced a new form of tempest when engulfing wildfires swooped dangerously close to his home and winery in the heart of Northern California’s Sonoma County.  More

By Marybeth Hagan

When wedding bells ring on our island, they often accompany the divine sounds of multitalented church musician David Joseph Condo and his singer associates.


Condo’s talents include organ recitalist, accompanist and chorister.  More

By Big Daddy Graham

I am now at a point in time where I have to explain who Ed McMahon was to younger readers. He was Johnny Carson’s longtime sidekick on “The Tonight Show.”


“The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” was not the first late-night talk show.  Steve Allen and Jack Parr own that distinction, but Carson perfected it. And the template that Johnny and Ed created is still in place today for Kimmel, Fallon, Colbert and crew. More

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

Winter in New Jersey is a wonderful time to stroll our beautiful beaches. There is a wildness and energy to the beaches that is absent in the warmer months. The windswept openness of it all is liberating. There is a certain quiet solitude that can be found there. I think for those of us who live here year-round, this is part of the reward. This is also a time when the chances of encountering an unusual visitor to our beaches is highest. I’m talking about seals, and as a trained volunteer with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, I am frequently asked to respond to seal strandings on our area beaches.  More

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