Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Schiavo Library: June 2016 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: June 2016 Newsletter 

Used Book Sale
Our SEVENTH annual “Welcome Summer” Used Book Sale is still going strong. The sale continues until at least June 17th. Stop in; we have TONS of books left!

Lucky Seventh Anniversary
We are celebrating 7 great years here at the Schiavo Library! Stop in on June 30th – we will be open 10 – 8pm and celebrating with cupcakes and balloons.

Here are some fascinating statistics:
• In 2009 the library opened with 643 items in the collection. We now have over 4,000.
• The DVD collection has exploded. In 2009 we had 10 DVDs. Now we have 732!
• We have 2 annual used book sales; profits have increased from around $400 in 2010 to $773 at our last sale in the fall. And the book sales bring in tons of people: we had 407 people come to the last sale.

In the Spotlight… Joan DeFiore, Summer Library Assistant

As a life-long summer resident of Strathmere, I was thrilled when they built the new library. I was asked to work here just days after my retirement from the School District of Philadelphia. This is my eighth summer here and I really enjoy interacting with all the different people using the library.

Summer Programs & Events Preview
Our summer programs will begin on July 5th. The schedule is very similar to last year. Some new programs include: Adult Coloring on Thursday morning, Two Art Exhibits, a Family Art Project for our Anniversary and a Family Bingo Night. Brochures will be available in a few days & more details in the July newsletter.

Christine Rohrman, Library Director

Monday, May 30, 2016

Strathmere's loss, Greg Bennett art exhibit

Strathmere Improvement Association

May 30, 2016                sia1912@comcast.net

A long time Strathmerian Passes Away: Elizabeth "Betty"Disher

Here is Betty's notice from the Godfrey Funeral Home. Click on the link at Godfrey for more info: http://www.godfreyfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/2517975/Disher-Elizabeth/obituary.php

Disher, Elizabeth T. – 89 of Ocean City passed away on May 25, 2016 at the Shores of Wesley Manor. Betty was born in Philadelphia, attended the Stephens School and Penn State University. She spent most of her childhood summers and adult life in Strathmere. Those who knew her well remember Betty for her love of friends, fishing, travel and her dogs. She was a veteran of the United States Navy. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 2 at 11:00 am at the Shores of Wesley Manor, Ocean City. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Ocean City. www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.

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Calendar addition:
Greg Bennett's work is once again on display in Cape May thru July 4. Opening reception this Saturday night.

Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend news, Strathmere Hoodies and totes and more!

sia1912@comcast.net   May 25, 2016
                      Strathmere Improvement Association

Memorial day
It's finally here-the sun and Memorial Day Weekend!
 We hope you'll be around to enjoy what promises to be an incredible weekend. All of Strathmere's finest establishments have reopened, limited lifeguards will be on duty, the dredge is gone and the fish are biting.  Don't forget to like us on facebook for updates on news and to enjoy some wonderful local pix.

Hoodies and Bags on Sale Saturday, 9:45 am at the Post Office and Sunday 10 am, The Old Shack.
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What's with the streets? Throughout the winter months NJ American Water has been replacing outdated water mains and meters. Streets are patched and detours have been a regular way of life. Meanwhile, the County resurfacing of Commonwealth continues into next week, with the balance of the work scheduled for the fall. Take it slow in town-your car will thank you.

Lifeguard Coverage
Consult the attached calendar for roll out dates for lifeguards. This weekend, they'll be on Williams. 10 am-6 pm. http://www.strathmereimprovementassociation.org/ 

Save the Date - plus dues are due!                                                                                                        
Summer SIA meeting schedule: July 16 and August 19, 8 pm firehouse
Please mail a check for $10.00 per person, payable to SIA, PO Box 57, STM, 08248. Your dues underwrite SIA activities and community involvement, and give you a vote at SIA meetings!


Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Schiavo Library: May 2016 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: May 2016 Newsletter

Used Book Sale
Our SEVENTH annual “Welcome Summer” Used Book Sale is scheduled for May 26 – June 17th. We have so many donated books, our closets are overflowing. It looks like a great sale. Our hours are 10 - 4pm Tuesday – Saturday. Everything very reasonably priced ($.25 to $1.00). For more information, call the library: (609) 486-6265 or email us: info@strathmerelibrary.org

Winner of the April Book Lovers Raffle
The winner of the raffle was: Lindsay Michaels. Prize: tote bag of Schiavo Library goodies.

In the Spotlight… Melissa Warren, Library Assistant

I went to Rutgers University; received my B.A. in computer information systems. I am a librarian assistant for 5yrs. now. I love my job. I love to work on projects with the kids that visit, and I get to meet new people all the time, and watch some grow up, lol. I am married to Jacob Warren; we have two children, Cadence Warren (age 10) and Ethan Warren (age 7). We are longtime residents of Sea Isle. We have seen our fair share of storms; despite the odds against us, we still love the shore.

Christine Rohrman, Library Director