We hope that you’ve survived the recent bout of hot and humid weather, and are enjoying the cooler temps over the last few days!

Welcome to the “Dog Days” of Summer! If you need something new to do with your four-footed family members — Jenkinsons holds “Canines and Cocktails” each Monday from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Jenks Inlet Bar. As summer starts to wind down, there still is a lot of fun to be had! If you haven’t had a chance to catch fireworks this season, you still have time – Jenkinson’s still has fireworks on Thursday nights until August 30th. For a fun, family-friendly way to see them, take the pizza dinner cruise on The River Belle. My wife and I took the cruise the other night with the Point Pleasant Beach Rotary – pizza, fireworks and warm chocolate chip cookies – a winning combination. Or, head out on your own boat, to the Manasquan, or the ocean. Another option as the weather cools off is Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan – dinner, and then a concert or show (Ed is now on the board there). If you are looking for a new restaurant to try, you can take a look at NJ Monthly’s article about the Top 30 Restaurants in NJ for 2018. Enjoy the rest of official summer, as we look forward to the month of September – cooler temps, drier air and some of the best sunsets of the summer!  Bay Head has an opening for a new code enforcement officer – perhaps you know someone?

As usual, we’ve prepared a video for you of local scenes from the last few weeks, both from the ground and from the air.  You can find the full length version here, and a shorter version below. Hope you enjoy it!

Around the Towns

As usual, summer has been busy here, and there is still a lot going on!  The recent “Glimmer of Hope” at Twilight Lake, and last weekend’s Fire Co. Clambake in Bay Head were both quite busy, and well attended!  In Mantoloking, the borough is pleased to announce that the new borough hall now has electricity!  Mantoloking also recently posted updated Flooding and Emergency Management information on their website – this includes flood safety, ways to protect yourself and your property, and more.  Beach replenishment continues to the south of Bay Head and Mantoloking, and is expected to resume in our area relatively soon.  A pipeline has been placed ashore just south of Lyman Street, and as a result, the lifeguards there will be moved slightly north – the beach will remain open.  Please read on for a more complete beach replenishment update.  Also, the Army Corps of Engineers and NJDEP will be hosting a meeting regarding Back Bay Flooding on September 13th in Toms River.  The full press release can be found here.

Beach Replenishment

Here is the latest information about beach replenishment, per the Army Corps of Engineers Phildadelphia office.  Please keep in mind that all of this is subject to change, and frequently does.  The overall trend is that the replenishment work for Bay Head and Mantoloking is being pushed later into the fall, winter, and spring.  For Bay Head, it is estimated that work will start in late December (and perhaps continue into late April), working north from the Mount Street area, and then working south from that point.  In Mantoloking, work is expected to start in late August (continuing through November), working south from Lyman Street towards 1071 Ocean Avenue, and then reversing, and working north of Lyman Street.  After the above work is complete, work will continue in Lavallette, and then Point Pleasant Beach.  If you have any specific questions, or would like more information, please ask.  We would be happy to talk or meet with you.

Upcoming Events

Mayor’s Walking Tour #1 – August 22nd – Meet in front of Theresa’s South at 4:00 pm

35th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show – September 15, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Held at the Johnson Brothers Boatyard in Point Pleasant Beach (1800 Bay Avenue, Point Pleasant). Rain date September 16th.

“Surfing the Jersey Shore” – The Bay Head Historical Society’s “Surfing the Jersey Shore” is open Fridays through Mondays, 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Exhibit ends September 3.

Bay Head Farmer’s Market – Thursdays, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm – June 28th – October 4th

Kitchens By The Sea – Bay Head Kitchen Tour– Saturday, September 22nd 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Tickets are $60; proceeds benefit Bay Head School Foundation.

Shark Run 5K – September 29th – Benefits the Bay Head School! – Details and registration here.

Meetings

The next Bay Head council meeting is September 10th at 7:00 pm; the next Bay Head Environmental Commission meeting is September 11th at 5:30 pm; and the next Bay Head Planning Board Meeting is September 19th at 7:30 pm.

Upcoming meetings in Mantoloking are as follows – Regular Borough Business meeting, August 21st 5:30 pm; Mantoloking Environmental Commission meeting, September 11th at 4:30 pm; and the Mantoloking Council Agenda Setting meeting at 5:30 pm, also on September 11th.  The September Council Meeting is scheduled for September 18th at 5:30 pm.

All dates are subject to change, and the latest information is usually posted on the respective website. More town meetings and events can be found on the town calendars: Bay Head | Mantoloking

Market

The market activity in the last 30 days has picked up a bit – many of our listings are receiving regular showings, and some have received offers.  We have also been busy with some buyers of our own, showing (and making offers on!) our listings and others.  We have two new listings to share, one in Bay Head, and one in Mantoloking. We will also soon have a new lagoonfront listing Bay Head Shores (feel free to ask about it). As always, all of our current listings can be found on our website.  In addition, we are pleased to share the news of the recent sale of our listing in Point Pleasant.

Additional details about the current market in both towns can be found below.  If you have questions about your property, or another neighborhood, please ask.

In Bay Head, there are currently 26 homes and parcels of land on the market, (up from last month’s total of 22) and 6 properties under contract, including a number involving us or agents from our office. In the last 30 days, there have been 6 closings in Bay Head.

In Mantoloking, there are currently 37 homes and parcels of land on the market (up 6 from last month), and 2 properties under contract, also involving us or agents from our office. In the last 30 days, there was 1 closing in Mantoloking.

As always, feel free to email or call us if you have any questions, would like us to cover a particular topic or have questions or feedback about these updates. We would be happy to meet with you in at your convenience.

We hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer here in Bay Head or Mantoloking, or wherever you may be! Looking forward to the Fall!

Ed and Suzie

All statistics are per the Monmouth/Ocean MLS as of 8//21/2018.