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96th St Bridge ~ 15 ton Weight Restriction

Based on the findings of a recent bridge inspection:

 Effective immediately and until further notice, the Gross Vehicle Weight permitted on the 96th St. Bridge will be lowered to 15 tons.

 The Cape May County Road Department will be placing variable message boards ( one on 96th St., west bound / one on SH Blvd east bound) with the following info:

96th Street Bridge / 15 ton weight limit/ Trucks & Bus use CR 601




96th St Bridge ~ 15 ton Weight Restriction2018-07-09T15:30:11+00:00

Stone Harbor Mayor & Council Recognize Pickleball Ambassadors




Stone Harbor, NJ – Stone Harbor’s passion for pickleball ignited in the spring of 2014 and shows no signs of being labeled “just another trendy sport.” Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels that is “growing in leaps and bounds,” exclaimed Stone Harbor Pickleball Coordinator, Kim Jackson.

Pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  The game now coined “the fasted-growing sport in America,” by many notable publications, is played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes. Sounds easy enough right?  Well, not exactly when Stone Harbor Recreation welcomed the numbers it did in 2017. Stone Harbor Recreation welcomed over 3,000 players to their courts in a twelve-week span in 2017; 1,250 of them were introduced to the sport through the Stone Harbor program alone; 51 beginners was the record high in just one beginner session.


Thanks to the dynamic foursome that organizes the Stone Harbor Pickleball program, it can be! “Nancy Cunard, Kim Jackson, Phyllis Kilgour and Michele Storb have created an inspiring culture on our courts unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” beamed Borough of Stone Harbor’s Director of Recreation & Tourism, Miranda Duca.  “They are a triple threat on court. Their personalities, patience and passion for the sport encourage players not only to learn the game properly, but have a blast while doing so. I am incredibly grateful to them for donating more than 240 hours of their time and energy on court each summer developing such a inclusive and wholesome benefit to our community.”


All four women are Stone Harbor property owners and have a deep connection with Stone Harbor. Kim Jackson summered in Stone Harbor since 1985 and ultimately bought a home in 1995. Kim was a teacher and taught pickleball for 25 years in physical education classes in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Phyllis’ family came to SH over 60 years ago and eventually bought her house in 1976 that she owns today. Phyllis, also a teacher, taught pickleball for 30 years in physical education classes at Radnor HS in PA.

Stone Harbor Michele grew up summering in Stone Harbor since she was a child, and has owned a home in Stone Harbor for the past fifteen years.  The healthy competition pickleball inspired between the Storb Family; Michele, Lewis, and children Malin (25), Marc (22), Mitchel (21), and Michael (17), epitomize the old saying “a family that plays together, stays together.”


And don’t let Nancy’s modest and humble persona fool you on court. She is a tenacious Pickleball player who has been playing actively for eight years. She is the first to greet you with a warm smile and is the driving force behind the camaraderie created on court. Nancy spent her summers in Stone Harbor with her family since 1943 and has lived in Stone Harbor full time for forty years.  She created, owned, and operated the adored The Bread & Cheese Cupboard for thirty-four years on 96th St in Stone Harbor, NJ.

Phyllis, Michele and Kim play in the US Open Pickleball Championships annually. Phyllis and Kim both medaled in the prestigious pickleball tournament; The Huntsman Games hosted in St. George, Utah.  Needless to say, there is no shortage of talent instructing the Stone Harbor Pickleball program.

In 2017, Stone Harbor Recreation hosted two tournaments greeting 180 players to our first-rate facilities on 82nd St.  Back by popular demand, Stone Harbor Recreation is gearing up to host the 2nd annual Spring Pickleball Tournament June 23-24, 2018 for ages nineteen and up.  “Younger people are getting involved which helps with the growth of the sport,” said Phyllis Kilgour an official USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) Ambassador and Stone Harbor Pickleball Coordinator. “It’s wonderful to offer a tournament to local and regional players to not only expose our top-notch facility, but offer an opportunity for younger players to get tournament experience since the ages groups range from 19-70+ years.  I have witnessed the talent progress in just a few short years and the level of competition has certainly risen. My advice to future generations would be if you aren’t immediately successful, stick with it, and growth will happen!”

The resonating message from our volunteer coordinators; Pickleball keeps you active on-the-court, develops lasting friendships off-the-court, and be prepared to get addicted!

Mayor Davies-Dunhour and Borough Council recognized the volunteer efforts of these four exceptional individuals at the Borough Council meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.



For additional information or to play in the Stone Harbor’s Pickleball program,
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Stone Harbor Mayor & Council Recognize Pickleball Ambassadors2018-08-17T12:45:00+00:00

Traffic Advisory ~ Friday, June 15, 2018

An emergency repair of the 96th St. Bridge will be completed on Friday, June 15th between the hours of 7am and 11am. 

The bridge will be restricted to one lane traffic during these hours.

Expect Delays!

Traffic Advisory ~ Friday, June 15, 20182018-06-20T10:58:48+00:00

Stone Harbor Lifeguard Stands ~ Available for Purchase

The Borough of Stone Harbor wooden beach stands have gone up for auction/sale on  Anyone wishing to purchase simply has to log on and register to make an offer to purchase.

They are listed under  “Outdoor Living”

Stone Harbor Lifeguard Stands ~ Available for Purchase2018-07-09T15:30:58+00:00

Memorial Day Services Scheduled

Monday, May 28th

Memorial Service for Fallen Heroes

11:00 am12:00 pm

The Stone Harbor Fire Company holds its annual memorial service to honor firefighters who have fallen during the year ~ Stone Harbor Fire House

7 Mile Island American Legion Parade and Ceremony

12:00 pm1:00 pm

Route: Start at St. Paul’s Catholic Church (99th Street & Third Avenue) proceed north on Third Avenue to  96th St, right on 96th to Women’s Civic Club of Stone Harbor

7 Mile Island American Legion Open House

1:00 pm4:00 pm

11617 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor

Memorial Day Services Scheduled2018-06-20T10:59:16+00:00

Hobie Cat Sailcraft Storage ~ Update

Due to the lack of sufficient Beach area during high tides the Borough of Stone Harbor has shut down the storage of any Sailcraft on the beach until further notice. Borough Council will discuss what permanent action to take at its June 5th Council Meeting.

The Borough apologizes for the inconvenience this will cause all Sailcraft Permit Holders.

Hobie Cat Sailcraft Storage ~ Update2018-06-20T10:59:40+00:00

Traffic Advisory ~ May 3rd, 2018

Please be advised that Third Avenue will be closed from 96th Street to 98th Street the morning of Thursday, May 3rd, from 7:30am to 9:30am.

Please plan your route accordingly to avoid any delays.


Traffic Advisory ~ May 3rd, 20182018-05-24T18:20:58+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 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 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 Reconnections2018-08-17T12:47:15+00:00

Ocean Drive Marathon 4/22/18 ~ Traffic Alert



The Ocean Drive Marathon will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018. The race will use an out-and-back format. As a result, Ocean Drive will be closed from 117th Street in Stone Harbor to North Wildwood Blvd. This closed section of Ocean Drive includes the Great Channel Bridge. Traffic looking to head south out of town during the event should utilize the Garden State Parkway as an alternate route.

In addition, drivers should use caution at the following intersections:

80th Street and 2nd Avenue
80th Street and 1st Avenue
111th Street and 1st Avenue
111th Street and 2nd Avenue
117th Street and 2nd Avenue
117th Street and Third Avenue

Runners should enter the Borough around 10:00am and exit by 1:30pm.





Ocean Drive Marathon 4/22/18 ~ Traffic Alert2018-04-26T13:48:21+00:00