Seven Mile Times

July 2019

Get ready for a fun-filled, star-spangled week as the Boroughs of Avalon and Stone Harbor celebrate the Fourth of July. From June 30 to July 4, experience the exciting events that these towns have planned with your family and friends.

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

With the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of The Wetlands Institute, I have taken time to reflect upon the value of this organization to the Seven Mile community and beyond. Value is an interesting concept because there are many ways to value things, and when it comes to valuing the natural world, even more ways become relevant. More

By Marybeth Hagan

One of Trendz shoppers’ favorite jewelry artisans will be back to visit with them and make new friends at the jewelry, art and more store again this July.

 

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By David J. Spatz

In her other life as a gifted artist who works in a variety of mediums – from watercolors to sculpting to even creating artsy home goods – Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Seymour has become enamored with the Jersey Shore over the past 15 years, particularly the Seven Mile Beach. More

By Dave Bontempo

This is a View to a Thrill.

 

The Yacht Club of Stone Harbor celebrates its 90th anniversary in dramatic style this summer.

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By Avery Maslowsky

Seven years ago, when Superstorm Sandy swept through the Jersey Shore, the then-newly renovated Stephanie’s of Stone Harbor suffered immeasurable damage. Twenty inches of water filled the store at 9720 Third Ave., wiping out its merchandise and carpentry. More

By Jennifer James Davenport

“And I remember every moment of those endless summer nights…” – Richard Marx

 

When you live at the beach or are lucky enough to vacation here, you know that summer nights are just as unforgettable as sunny, summer days. Summer nights are filled with fun, laughter, and music that never ends. More

By Joanna Heston

We have all heard the classic tongue twister, “She sells seashells by the seashore.” Like seashells, each boutique in Avalon and Stone Harbor is unique and has a story to tell.  More

By Jack McCallum

In the summer of 1986, a St. Joseph’s College assistant basketball coach, not widely known outside of Philadelphia, came to Avalon for a weekend visit with his wife and two other couples. More

By John Tracy Jr.

“Through adversity we find character.”

 

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By Joanna Heston

Red, white, blue, and something new for you! July is the perfect time to head to Avalon and Stone Harbor and check out all that the business community has to offer.

 

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By Big Daddy Graham

Music is the love of my life. As I get older, that love deepens and deepens. There’s nothing in the world like a song or an album to instantly transport you to another time and place.

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Cole Barone, of Avalon, graduated from Cape May Technical High School with the completion of a three-year program and his certification in HVAC and Sustainable Energy. The son of Melissa and Chris Barone, Cole was a member of the varsity soccer team.

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Avalon Elementary Class of 2019

 

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Work continues on the Townsends Inlet Bridge and Cape May County officials recently announced a projected reopening date of July 30. Due to the favorable weather conditions in May and June, several necessary aspects of the project have been completed and have helped speed up the timeline for reopening, which originally had been targeted for Memorial Day weekend.

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By Jennifer James Davenport

You know what they say – you never know how many friends you have until you own a beach house. Sometimes you might feel as if you always have company in one way or the other. We say embrace it, because it’s a long, cold winter! We searched the island for the best items we could find in entertaining. More

By Jennifer James Davenport

The perfect hot summer night deserves the perfect outfit to go with it! Jumpsuits are making a comeback as a chic, versatile style statement. We chose this beachy, comfortable yet sophisticated tie-front jumpsuit because it is perfect for your summer evening, no matter where you are going. More

By Seema Rathi Bonney, M.D.

Clients come to my functional/integrative medicine practice seeking to improve their overall health, prevent disease, and increase vitality. While I employ many sophisticated strategies to optimize health, and balance nutrients and hormones, often the first step I take is to pay close attention to two very basic human needs: hydration and nutrition.

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By Jennifer James Davenport

July nights usually start on the early side. Whether you are hitting happy hour before dinner or taking the boat to have dinner dockside, you need to be prepared for the night to turn on the cooler side once the sun goes down, especially if you are traveling by boat. More

By Jennifer James Davenport

Summer is finally here! Bring on the bay swims, barbecues, beach time and my July must-read list! This list is always a favorite because I know that you will be enjoying each of these books while basking in the summer sun.

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By Fred Dunbar

Should you do a financial plan? And if so, how? The first part is easy, and the answer is a resounding YES. The second part is not so simple. More

Going back to July 4,1959 ... Fourth of July Races on the beach. Here’s the three-legged race with the old Avalon Pier in the background. This looks like it could be at the 21st Street beach.

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By Kathleen Todaro

Now that summer has arrived and the grills are fired up, are you wondering what to pair with your ribs, fish, chicken, beef and burgers?

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By Jennifer James Davenport

One thing that is nice about the shore is that you don’t have to get dressed up every night. You can show up in jean shorts and a tank to most places, and a sundress will work practically everywhere.

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By Avery Maslowsky

The Seven Mile Island’s hot summer nights call for more than just a dip in the pool. The Windrift’s stunning ocean views and fresh cocktails are the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate for a night out in town. This summer, the hotel has a new addition to its bar menu: The El Dorado. More

By Joanna Heston

1. Where did you receive your culinary training?

I am self-trained. I grew up working in different restaurants as a young person.

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By Michael W. Hauf

“It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic ... that form ever follows function.” Louis Sullivan wrote that in an 1896 magazine article titled “The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered,” but it also applies to fitness.

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By Jennifer James Davenport

Kids aren’t the only ones excited when school is finally out. The thought of not having to pack lunches in the morning is enough to make me want to celebrate!

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The Avalon Volunteer Fire Department held its third annual benefit dinner May 15 at the recently opened Polpo Ristorante. Restaurant owner Bujar Daku and his brother, Gani, host this event to give back to the community, and previously had held it at two of their other restaurants, La Fontana Coast and La Vecchia Fontana.

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By Patrice Davis

Brendan Borek Low Tide Beach Ride

5:30pm registration, 6pm ride, 9th Street beach

Note, this family-fun event is NOT a race! Just a leisurely bike ride during low tide from 9th Street to the Fishing Pier on 32nd Street and back. Proceeds from the event benefit the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. More

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