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Opening Day!! Stone Harbor Farmers Market ~ Sunday, May 27th

The Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market returns to the Water Tower Plaza located at 95th Street and Second Avenue.

One of Stone Harbor’s most popular summer attraction returns on Sunday, May 27th.  Entering into our 10th consecutive year our market continues to improve offering a large variety of product to all that attend!!! The Market will be held every Sunday through September 2nd from 8:00am until 12:30pm.

The Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market has become a destination event for residents and visitors throughout the southern New Jersey seashore region.  The market is the only true Farmers market locally offering fresh produce, meats, desserts and other items grown in and indigenous to southern New Jersey.  You can have breakfast at the Market, and take home everything from salads to produce to breads and pasta to prepare a complete dinner.

 

The debut of the 2018 Stone Harbor’s Farmer’s Market on May 27th will feature a traditional parsley ribbon cutting at 10:00am where attendees will be able to receive a sample of the fresh parsley along with a reusable grocery bag which they can use to shop the market.  Entertainment will be provided by Jeff Nowmos guitarist weekly.

There is no fee to visit the Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market. Parking is offered nearby at the 94th Street “Free” parking lot.

Vendors confirmed for opening day of the Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market and their respective offerings are:

Anita’s Guacamole (Fresh Guacamole); City to Shore (gourmet oils, vinegars, sea salts); Clinton Conover Farms (New Jersey produce); Crespella Gourmet Creperie (Sweet & Savory crepes); Duffinetti’s Dipping Sauces(Oil based dipping sauce);Gaiss’ Meat Market (smoked meats, sausages, cheeses, bacon on a stick); Green Acres Family Farm/Busy Bees NJ (Local honey products); Hanks Sauce LLC (Variety of hot sauce); Harry & Beans Coffee (coffee, juices, smoothies); Woodland Flowers (fresh cut flowers); Mamma’s Homemade (applesauce); Nummytown Farm & Nursery (vegetables, fruits); The Nutty Professor (nuts, trail mix);Philly Bills Dills (pickle variety) The Painted Pie (baked goods, breads); Rick’s Seafood (fresh seafood); RSK Doughnuts (fresh, warm doughnuts); S&S Kitchens (cakes, sweetbreads); Vera Pasta (pasta, ravioli, gnocchi, sauces), Woodland Produce (Jersey Fresh fruits, vegetables); Good Boy Biscuits & Bones (Organic Dog treats); Sweet Treats (Cannoli, cupcakes, cheesecakes); Crisp & Co (pickled vegetables); Steve’s Pound cakes(Pound cakes); Brookberry Farms (Organic Berries); Back Bay Seafood (Homemade Crab Cakes & Specialty Dips); Chef’s Key Lime Pies; Dawn’s Delights ( Pulled Pork); Just Delicious Kettle Corn; Micrleaf Farm (Microgreens); Sweet Roses Twisted Lemonade (Variety of Homemade Lemonade & Tea)

Opening Day!! Stone Harbor Farmers Market ~ Sunday, May 27th2018-05-23T20:01:45+00:00

Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 6th – 12th, 2018

The Borough of Stone Harbor is entirely in the Special Flood Hazard Zone.  All residents and visitors are encouraged to review the following information provided to best prepare for the upcoming 2018 Hurricane Season.

For Additional information regarding Flood Safety, Flood Mitigation, Elevation Certificates, National Flood Insurance Program and additional measures that the Borough of Stone Harbor   incorporates within our Community Rating System Certification please click on the following link:

Borough of Stone Harbor Flood Information

Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland, and significant impacts can occur without it being a major hurricane. Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 6-12, 2018) is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane.

Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing now for how to handle them. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland, and significant impacts can occur without it being a major hurricane. Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 6-12, 2018) is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane.

The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane. If you are, figure out where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles. Identify someone, perhaps a friend or relative who doesn’t live in a zone or unsafe home, and work it out with them to use their home as your evacuation destination. Be sure to account for your pets, as most local shelters do not permit them. Put the plan in writing for you and those you care about.

Find Your Evacuation Zone

You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of one week. Electricity and water could be out for at least that long. You’ll need extra cash, a battery-powered radio and flashlights. Many of us have cell phones, and they all run on batteries. You’re going to need a portable, crank or solar powered USB charger.

Hurricane Disaster Kit

Call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance check-up to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or even replace your home. Don’t forget coverage for your car or boat. Remember, standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding. Whether you’re a homeowner or renter, you’ll need a separate policy for it, and it’s available through your company, agent or the National Flood Insurance Program at www.floodsmart.gov. Act now as flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period.

If Disaster Strikes; Will You be Covered?

If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Many of these retrofits do not cost much or take as long to do as you may think. Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to board up the windows and doors. Remember, the garage door is the most vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand the winds.

FEMA Mitigation

Protect Your Home From Flooding (Video)

Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before a hurricane approaches. Learn about all the different actions you and your neighbors can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes. Start the conversation now with these Neighbor Helping Neighbor strategies.

The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until a hurricane is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions. Take the time now to write down your hurricane plan. Know where you will ride out the storm and get your supplies now. You don’t want to be standing in long lines when a hurricane warning is issued. Those supplies that you need will probably be sold out by the time you reach the front of the line. Being prepared, before a hurricane threatens, makes you resilient to the hurricane impacts of wind and water. It will mean the difference between your being a hurricane victim and a hurricane survivor.

Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 6th – 12th, 20182018-05-03T16:46:00+00:00

2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report/CCR

The Borough of Stone Harbor Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is designed to inform you about the quality water service we deliver to you every day.  Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.

Please click the link below to view the 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.

2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report/CCR2018-04-30T15:31:20+00:00

Reminder from South Jersey Gas ~ Service Reconnections

Just a reminder that South Jersey gas continues to upgrade service lines that run from the gas mains in the street to household meters within the Borough of Stone Harbor.

In order to complete the service line replacement the contractor has to temporarily shut off gas service to the property.  They will need to access your property to reconnect/relight your appliances and perform safety checks.

There are a few homeowners that have not contacted the contractor to schedule an appointment to reconnect/relight the gas service.

If your property is located on Sunset and Corinthian (near Pleasure Bay and Carnival Bay)  you must contact Utility Line Services, on behalf of South Jersey Gas, at (609)363-9600 ext 402 or e-mail cmscheduling@ulscorp.com and reference “Stone Harbor Project” to schedule an appointment to restore your service.

If you property is located within the following locations:

100 & 300 Block of 89th Street

200 Block of 84th Street

87th & Third Avenue

Linden Lane

200 Block of 107th Street

100 & 300 Block of 94th Street

200 Block of 81st Street

100 & 200 Block of 85th Street

200 & 300 Block of 87th Street

100 Block of 92nd Street

and you discover that you are without gas service you must contact Lantier Construction, on behalf of South Jersey Gas, at (732)608-1600 or e-mail jeremyhall0810@gmail.com and reference “Stone Harbor Project” to schedule an appointment to restore your service.

 

If you have already established an appointment to have your gas service reconnected there is no need to contact the contractor at this time.

  

 

 

Reminder from South Jersey Gas ~ Service Reconnections2018-04-20T18:57:26+00:00

Arbor Day Celebration ~ April 27th, 2018

The Stone Harbor Elementary School will be hosting the annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 27th @ 1:30pm.  This event will be taking place out on the playground at Stone Harbor School, 275 93rd Street.

Grades K-4 will be sharing songs, stories, poems, and Arbor Day facts in honor of the celebration.

The Stone Harbor Garden Club has generously donated the Arbor Day Tree.

Each year the school plants a tree to honor someone the school community admires and appreciates. This year’s tree is being dedicated to Mr. David Hoy, a longtime member of the Stone Harbor Elementary School family.

The Borough of Stone Harbor, in partnership with The Lomax Consulting Group, will be distributing tree seedlings as Arbor Day Gifts to Stone Harbor Elementary Students.

For the homeowner, Arbor Day is an excellent opportunity to take stock of the trees on your property and plan for the future. Inspect your trees noting any broken branches or evidence of disease or insect infestation. Think about how planting new trees might improve the look of your property or provide wind or heat protection.  The Borough strongly encourages the planting of native species adapted to the unique growing conditions on a coastal barrier island.

The Stone Harbor Shade Tree Committee has prepared a pamphlet which provides information on the importance of maintaining and replacing trees indigenous to our area. The Borough has earned approval of the Community Forestry Management Plan, which sets goals for managing and maintaining the Borough’s tree resources.

As a Tree City USA community for 20 years, the Borough is a recognized leader in responsible stewardship of its trees. Arbor Day is a perfect opportunity to recognize these accomplishments and remind residents and visitors alike of the importance of trees. By gifting trees to the elementary students the Borough aims to inspire future stewardship by the next generation.

Arbor Day Celebration ~ April 27th, 20182018-04-12T15:27:51+00:00

Traffic Advisory ~ Great Channel Bridge

Traffic Advisory:

On or about April 9, 2018, the Great Channel Bridge will be undergoing maintenance and repair work. The bridge will be passable but will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic with work scheduled to continue through the months of April and May.

Please have patience and drive with care while traveling in the area.

 

Traffic Advisory ~ Great Channel Bridge2018-04-06T18:27:52+00:00

New Jersey Coastal Coalition Promotes New Internet Program – “Tidal Flooding Talk”

Our Mission.

To build more resilient communities at the Jersey Shore by developing policies and practices that will anticipate future concerns and to create solutions to be shared by all participants.

Participants.

Currently we have the following active municipal participants: Atlantic City, Brigantine Beach, City of Pleasantville, Ventnor City, Margate City, Longport Borough, Linwood, Somers Point, Egg Harbor Township, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor Borough, Avalon Borough, City of North Wildwood, West Wildwood Borough, Upper Township, Cape May City, Cape May Point and Downe Township. Our associate participants are: The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, Stockton University Coastal Research Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ Sea Grant Consortium, Montclair State University School of Conservation and the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering. Federal and State agencies that attend include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE-Philadelphia District), the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT). And we partner with The Nature Conservancy on a variety of climate adaptation projects.

The Coalition has started a new Internet program called “Tidal Flooding Talk (TFT)”. Hosted by Dan Skeldon and Palma Accardi, TFT is a weekly “Live Feed” that takes place on Facebook every Tuesday night at 7pm and focuses on flood mitigation. Sponsored by and held at The Irish Pub in Atlantic City, TFT has a guest each week and the show runs about 20-25 minutes or so. Both the “Live Feed” (Video) and a Podcast (Audio) are available (Archived) on the Coalition’s Facebook page, Website, YouTube and Instagram. Since February 20, 2018 guests have included Jim Eberwine, Meteorologist, Cathy Van Duyne, Van Duyne Builders, Dr. Amy Williams, Stevens Tech and Chris Huch, Tetra Tech.

Below you will find some of the links:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tidal+flooding+talk.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/coastalcoalition/videos/?ref=page_internal

Very ambitious plans are in the works for TFT in 2018 which we believe is the only weekly show of its kind on the Internet that focuses on flood mitigation, the challenges we face and the solutions that are possible if we work together in a regional manner on this important issue.

 

 

 

New Jersey Coastal Coalition Promotes New Internet Program – “Tidal Flooding Talk”2018-04-03T15:41:06+00:00