AVALON - Cooler By A Mile
NEWSLETTER - February 2013
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Less than 100 days until the official start to Summer at the 

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Stone Harbor

Dan Skeldon, NBC 40 Weatherman


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 The Marina at Avalon Anchorage
885 21st Street, Avalon

704 7th Street, Avalon

260 21st Street, Avalon

Go Fish Mini Golf
2348 Dune Drive

Coffee Talk
299 97th Street, Stone Harbor
609-368-JAVA (5282)

150 N. Radnor Chester Rd.
Radnor, PA

10700 3rd Ave., Stone Harbor

9823 Third Ave., Stone Harbor

2249 US 9, Ocean View

38 E. Mechanic Street, CMCH

229 96th Street, Stone Harbor

2105 Ocean Drive, Avalon

285 96th Street, Stone Harbor

2821 Dune Drive, Avalon

3001 Dune Drive, Avalon

Shades of Stone Harbor
261 96th Street, Stone Harbor


Smoothie Shack
299 97th Street, Stone Harbor

9420 Third Ave., Stone Harbor

9720 Third Ave., Stone Harbor


2475 Ocean Drive, Avalon

9712 Third Ave., Stone Harbor

9712 Third Ave., Stone Harbor

2013 Events
Save the Dates!


March 1 through 3

Princeton & Whitebrier

Blowout sales and cocktails - designers, deals and drinks! 


Friday, May 10

Avalon Community Hall

More than 200 wines and flavored vodkas, plus delicious appetizers presented by the island's finest restaurants. 


June 3 through June 7

Avalon & Stone Harbor

More than 30 great restaurants and specialized menus on one
great island! 


Saturday, June 8

Avalon Boardwalk

 Join us in celebrating summer with surfing, music, art, shopping, great food and fun for everyone!


Saturday, September 7

Avalon Shopping District

 Grab your friends, grab a cocktail and hit the stores of Avalon for great end-of-season steals and deals!


October 12 & 13

30th Street & The Beach

Delicious seafood, live music, local vendors, games and activities! 


 Friday, November 29

Avalon Shopping District

Embrace the holiday season with Festive Friday, featuring more than 40 holiday activities for the entire family to enjoy!




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Ready for a Vacation? 
2013 7 Mile Beach Vacation Guide Available

2013 7MVG One of the signs or spring that begin popping up this time of year is the arrival of the latest 7 Mile Beach Vacation Guide. It's a comprehensive guide to Avalon and Stone Harbor featuring information on the island's beaches, shopping, dining, accommodations, services, activities, wedding options and much more.


So cure the winter blues and start planning your summer vacation to Avalon and Stone Harbor! A digital version is available by clicking here.


Please email us if you would like to have one mailed to you.

See you soon!

Zoo Sitters Named Pet Sitter of the Year
Vanessa Sorace, owner of Zoo Sitters LLC, has been named Pet Sitters International's 2012 Pet Sitter of the Year. 
Sorace received her bachelor's degree in psychology with a concentration in animal behavior, and worked as a zookeeper in locations including the Philadelphia Zoo and the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, in Omaha, Neb. After briefly leaving the field to pursue her MBA, Sorace opened Zoo Sitters, LLC. Additionally, Sorace is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS).
Zoo Sitters is an in-home pet-sitting service currently serving more than 400 clients in Cape May County. It offers vacation pet sits and a dog-walking service. Clients can choose from a 15, 30 or 60 minute visit, as many times a day as needed (7 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Overnight service, when a sitter sleeps in your house, is available as well.
Zoo Sitters, LLC is insured, bonded and certified and is taking appointments throughout the year. So the next time you're not sure what to do with your treasured pet, call Vanessa!
Shore Weddings Magazine
The Guide to Saying I DO From Atlantic City to Cape May
Cape May County is one of the nation's premier destination wedding locations. With pristine beaches, blue water, spectacular sunsets, and great venues, there are literally hundreds of options in customizing your special day.
Shore Weddings Magazine, on newsstands early next week, is a complete guide to wedding planning including premier vendor picks and interviews, real weddings coverage (see preview below), a detailed planning timeline and more.
So when you say "YES," be sure to grab the first issue of Shore Weddings Magazine! Below is a sneak peek of a Real Weddings from Avalon. For more, visit the Shore Weddings Facebook page by clicking here
Liz and Bob were married on September 22, 2012 at the Maris Stella Chapel on 25th Street in Avalon. Afterward they had a vintage-themed backyard and bayside reception, complete with entertainment by popular local musician, Sean Loosh. The gorgeous flowers were provided by Blooms.
Photos by Travis Commeau.
Calling All Shop-A-Holics!
March 1-3, The Princeton and The Whitebrier
Only days away from the winter's largest shopping event in Cape May County. Shop-A-Holics Weekend, scheduled for March 1, 2, and 3, 2013 returns with designers, deals and drinks. Look below for a list of participating stores.
The event starts 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 1. The $5 cover charge that night will be donated to the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. On Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday,
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., please bring a donation of some kind, monetary or otherwise, to benefit the shelter. Click here to view the shelter's donation wish list.
The Princeton
Armadillo, Ltd.
American Gold & Diamond Buyers
Closet Boutique
Coastal FX
Coffee Talk
Debbie Parker Candies
Free Shop
Hassis Men's Shop
People People
The Preppy Palm
She Be Surfin'
Small Crafts Advisory
Stella & Dot
Tiger Lily

The Whitebrier
Avalon Chamber of Commerce
Blue Eden
Boutique at the Beach
doTerra Essential Oils
Eventide Bodywork
Global Pursuit
Ocean Galleries
Pete Smith's Surf Shop
NJ Southern Shore DMO
Wave One
Wayward Gardener
rd Annual Stone Harbor Shiver
Saturday, March 9 - 96th Street, Stone Harbor
On Saturday, March 9, more than 300 visitors to Stone Harbor will voluntarily jump into the frigid Atlantic Ocean. With temperatures in the teens this week, we can only hope that the weather will be slightly warmer in a month.
The 3rd Annual Stone Harbor Shiver will be held at the 96th Street Beach and will include music, costume contests and awards, games, food and fun. This year, the event committee selected three beneficiaries for the event: Friend In Need, the Cape May County Special Services School District and the Stone Harbor 9/11 Memorial Fund.
New this year will be the event's MC, the beloved Dan Skeldon, NBC40 weatherman. Save the date - and get ready for a cold shock. Fingers crossed the weather is full of sunshine and warm breezes! 
Don't forget about the other great Shiver events! The Yacht Club of Stone Harbor will host the annual Pre-Plunge party with great food and auction items. This is where you can also pick up your registration packet and pre-register your team for the costume and name contest. Also visit Fred's Tavern on Saturday morning for the Kegs and Eggs Party and the start of the first-ever Plunge Parade that will travel down 96th Street to the beach. 
Beach House Decor

With spring just around the corner, it's time to do some updating on your beach home. Here are a few ideas from the VisitAvalonNJ Pinterest page. 

For more summer daydreaming...
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