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Memorial Day 2018

The Borough of Avalon and American Legion Post 331 will honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 28. The parade will begin at 9am from 32nd Street and Dune Drive and proceed north to Veterans Plaza, 21st and Dune Drive, where Mayor Martin Pagliughi and members of the American Legion Post 331 will host a ceremony. More

Dave Bontempo

Memorial Day grips Jeff Pierson on several levels.


Avalon’s keynote event speaker brings more than glittering military credentials to this occasion. Before the decorated 42-year career in the U.S. Army and New Jersey National Guard, leading to retirement as a brigadier general, Pierson grew up in Wildwood. More

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

For more than 600 years, ocean pirates have been recorded in history as treasure-chasers. I like to think of sea glass as a tiny treasure of the sea. Not only can it be beautiful, it has a story to tell. Folks who know the nature of sea glass feel that it takes at least 50 years of tumbling in the ocean and tossing in the waves for sea glass to develop a really good, natural time-worn texture.  More

By Patrice Davis

May 25-28

Ocean Galleries Hosts Josef Kote “Harmony in White”

10am-10pm Friday-Sunday, 10am-5pm Monday

Meet the artist Saturday and Sunday from 7-10pm. Ocean Galleries is excited to welcome back renowned artist Josef Kote with his new exhibit, “Harmony in White,” featuring pieces created specifically for his shore customers in mind.

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By Dave Bontempo

Most people consider “out of this world” a phrase. Nick Hague will soon call it his workplace.


The perennial Stone Harbor summer visitor will fulfill a childhood dream later this year.    More

By Mary Byrne Lamb

The Avalon Free Public Library will be a community hub for culture, literature, and fun this summer. From symphony to Storytime and everything in between, the library will keep residents and visitors entertained and engaged. Here is a preview of a few of the exciting events and activities that you’ll find at the Avalon Library this summer. More

By Joanna Heston

Ocean Galleries will host renowned Albanian artist Josef Kote over Memorial Day weekend at its Stone Harbor location for a four-day exhibit as well as two gallery receptions with the artist. Displaying his art for the second consecutive year, Kote will feature an all-new collection of his dramatic paintings, including many site-specific pieces created with Jersey Shore collectors in mind.  More

By Patrice Davis

It’s 2018 and I am two toddlers in, and one car seat closer to a minivan and interactions with the dreaded “soccer mom” – a species I both fear, respect and am starting to know all too well. Kids really do change the way you look at things, right? Holidays are that much more fun. Mondays are that much more difficult. Dinners … so much more work!  More

By Joanna Heston

Dining out is a vacation staple for many visitors, and with some of the Jersey Shore’s best restaurants located on the island, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re craving. With 7 Mile Restaurant Week scheduled for June 4-10, we thought we’d take you into some of the finest kitchens in Avalon and Stone Harbor and introduce you to the faces behind each restaurant and your favorite dishes.  More

By Marybeth Hagan

Much like her signature lipstick kisses sent via greeting cards to family members and dear friends, Jeanne Sykes’ streak of love touched many lives.


The Avalon resident died last Oct. 25 at age 89.  More

By Patrice Davis

The bell rings and students are busting out the door on that final day of school. Summer is here, and the lazy days of summer greet us with the smell of sand and sea, the promise of ice cream and pizza, and the outlook of a blissfully empty calendar. The beach is waiting with buckets, shovels, good books and refreshing waves. But perhaps the daily trek to the beach gets a touch monotonous, and your children want to step up their game a notch, develop new skills, have fun learning new things – or maybe you just want a day on the beach to yourself. More

By Seema Rathi Bonney, MD

To IV or not to IV…


Many of you might have heard of this wildly popular phenomenon of IV nutritional drips. So what are they exactly, and how can they be beneficial to you? More


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