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An Island Refuge in Our Midst: Projects Continue at the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary

An Island Refuge in Our Midst: Projects Continue at the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary

As early as the mid-19th century, Stone Harbor gained recognition for large colonial nesting bird populations – great and snowy egrets, black and yellow crowned night herons, blue and green herons among them. At times, as many as 7,000 egrets and herons nested and roosted in the trees along the marsh edge in an area of tidal wetlands in the vicinity of 115th Street and Third Avenue. There are early reports of 20-30 nests per tree. This recognition resulted in the official establishment of the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary (SHBS) in 1947. In 1965, SHBS became the first national natural landmark in New Jersey.

Hurricane Season Forecast:Below Average Number Expected But It Only Takes One

Hurricane Season Forecast:Below Average Number Expected But It Only Takes One

As the calendar turns to September each year, the summer season transitions to my favorite time of the year in South Jersey, the “second season,” with its still- warm ocean water, comfortably warm albeit shorter beach days, and lighter crowds and traffic. But to a meteorologist, the arrival of September marks the peak of another season in South Jersey and along the rest of the East Coast, that of the Atlantic hurricane season.

99th Street Horseshoe Guys

99th Street Horseshoe Guys

If you regularly stroll the beach between 98th and 99th streets, chances are you’ve noticed an ongoing—and long-going—horseshoes duel. And if you’ve stopped for a minute to watch, you’ve definitely “heard” it.

70 Years Later … Looking Back at The Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944

70 Years Later … Looking Back at The Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944

Imagine that you’ve settled in for a late-summer vacation here on the Seven Mile Beach. You find yourself in the midst of a multi-day rain storm. The locals are calling it a nor’easter. Who are you to argue? There’s no Doppler radar. No weather app on your phone. Stormtracker 6 (single or double scan) wasn’t even a glimmer in the eye of the folks at Channel 6 – then WFIL-TV. And if you can believe it, there was no reverse 911! No messages from emergency management officials. Welcome to September 1944 on The Seven Mile Beach.

Eternal Life Guard

Eternal Life Guard

Zachary DeVoe brings new meaning to the word “lifeguard.” Like his peers on coastal beaches, DeVoe is in the business of saving swimmers’ lives. He also keeps a watchful eye beyond current horizons. For this lifeguard is deeply committed to helping people find the path to eternal life.

Friends in Need Have Friends Indeed

Friends in Need Have Friends Indeed

About 11 years ago, some bad news filled the air at the Princeton Bar & Grill. A well-known local man, who frequented the old tavern and was friends with many of the regulars, had become ill and was having a tough time financially and medically.

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