Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Boat Ramp job opening; Fire Commission Election; Holiday Trash & Recycling

Happy Valentine's Day from the Strathmere Improvement Association!  Feb. 12, 2017

 News:  Boat Ramp Attendants being hired; 
Fire Commission Elections;
and President's weekend trash schedule 

Boat Ramp Nearing Completion
Strathmere First!
Are you interested in becoming Strathmere’s First Boat Ramp Attendant?
At a recent Township meeting, Karen Mitchell inquired about who would work at the new boat ramp this season. She then followed up with Township Clerk Barbara Young, and Township CFO Barbara  Spiegel to advocate for Strathmerians to be hired. A blank application is on the SIA website (link below) or you can contact the Twp. Clerk and or CFO offices for an application.
Three new positions will be created to man the Strathmere Boat Ramp from May 26, 2017 through Sept. 4, 2017, with a salary of $12.50 per hour.  These will be part time positions with existing Beasley Point collectors having first dibs at the Strathmere positions. However, at least one new position will be available and possibly up to three. Karen argued that someone from Strathmere should be hired. For more of Karen's message and to find an application form, click on the link to the SIA page:


Cast your vote upstairs in the firehouse from 2 -8pm.

Trash and Recycling Pickup for President's Weekend will be on Tuesday, February 21,  according to the Public Works website.

   Please remember that recycling must be loose inside the container, not bagged. Thanks!

Be sure to follow us on facebook for updates and photos.


Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Schiavo Library February 2017 Newsletter

Schiavo Library February 2017 Newsletter

February Schedule - 
Just a reminder - the library will be closed for the first two weeks of February again this year. This will provide needed maintenance time. We’ll be reopening on February 14th with our regular schedule. I will be in Florida, so Melissa Warren, my assistant, will be covering the library. Her hours will be 9-3:00pm Tuesday - Friday and 10-4:00pm Saturday. I’ll be back at the beginning of March.

Take Your Child to the Library Day – Feb. 4 -
There’s an official day for everything – so, don’t miss a chance to take a child to the library on February 4th or any day of the year. Libraries are very special places. Or if you’re looking for a great February book for your child or grandchild, check out the website: They have comprehensive lists for every occasion. For Valentine’s Day I recommend Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli and The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond. We have them right here in the library.

Love Your Pet Day – Feb. 20
If you would like to read a novel or memoir about pets, stop in to the library and try one of these:

Library Quote 
“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. “ Andrew Carnegie

February: Library Lovers’ Month 
Last, but not least: February is Library Lovers’ Month. So, if you love your local library, show it! Write notes of gratitude to your local librarian or maybe even better - write your local politicians and tell them how important our libraries are to everyone! Or donate books, money or even your own time to your local library. I’m sure that they will appreciate it.

Christine Rohrman, Library Director

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Coastal Storm, Save on Homeowners' Insurance, New Zoning Bd Member, Tom Leonard Returns!

Strathmere Improvement Association            January 22, 2017

Coastal Storm approaches; Savings on Homeowners' Insurance; Karen Mitchell appointed to Zoning Board and Tom Leonard returns to town!

Residents are reminded to move cars to higher ground. High tides @4:30 am and 5 pm Monday. A high wind warning has been issued. While the storm will bring high winds and heavy rain, fortunately we're a week away from the new moon. There may still be some flooding-please don't drive through standing water!

Check National Weather Service or Dan Skeldon for storm updates.
From Dan Skeldon, Atlantic City Press: "Winds may end up being the most notable part of this storm. As usual, the shore will bear the brunt of the strongest winds, with gusts from 50-60mph possible.
The strongest winds are expected to develop late Sunday night and linger through early Monday afternoon."
And the rain..."There is the chance for some 2-3" amounts where locally heavier rain can persist, most likely across portions of the shore."

New Fire Rating May Equal Savings for Homeowners
   Thanks to the SVFC and the Strathmere Fire Commission, our ISO/PPC (Public Protection Classification) has been changed from a 6 to a 4. Only 25% of fire companies achieve this fire suppression rating.     As of April 1, you may be eligible for reduced insurance rates.


Strathmere's Karen Mitchell Joins UT Zoning Board
Karen Mitchell was recently sworn in as an UT  Zoning Board member. Karen is a licensed tax assessor, having worked with several municipalities, and brings her background in real estate sales and appraisal to the Committee. Congratulations, Karen, and thanks for your service to our village.  
Look Who's Back in Town!
Tom Leonard's on the Mend.                      Tom Leonard is back on his feet after knee replacement surgery and rehab -nearly 60 days off the island. Tom was overwhelmed by the cards, visits and well wishes and wants to thank folks for reaching out. He said everyone thought he was a movie star because he received so much attention.

Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Schiavo Library: January 2017 Newsletter

Facebook Presence
Melissa has recently created a new page for the library on Facebook. It’s full of photos of library activities and events. I’m sure that you will enjoy browsing through it. So, look us up: and don’t forget to LIKE US.

National Hot Tea Month
January is the perfect choice for National Hot Tea Month. So, we’re celebrating with a little contest: Coffee versus Tea. What’s your preference? Come in and tell us what you like and you’ll have a chance to win a prize.

Food Collection Box
We are still collecting food for the local food banks. Please take a moment to go through your pantry and see what you can contribute. Thanks!

January 19th – Popcorn Day
Another fun fact: January 19th is Popcorn Day. We’ll be popping up some fresh popcorn that day – stop in and warm up.

Game Day
Like board games or card games? Let us know and we will set up a day of the week for games in the library. You don’t want to play alone – so, talk your friends into participating, too. Bring along a favorite game – Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Rummy, Poker, etc. We’ll provide a cozy and warm place this winter.

Christine Rohrman, Library Director

Monday, December 05, 2016

Strathmere Improvement Association Dec. 3, 2016

Strathmere Improvement Association  Dec. 3, 2016
Merry Christmas
Santa's helpers are almost finished shopping for gifts for the little ones. If you're planning to attend, please let Donna know asap! Email at the address below or call her: 609 263-3620.
 Ed Andress will be cooking up his famous clam chowder and guests are invited to bring along a dessert to share.
Christmas Party invite_16_1.jpg

2016 Election Results: Once again Strathmere voters turned out in force. If you'd like to see the voting breakdown, click on the link below. Select 2016 General Election Statement of Vote. Open the pdf and scroll down. The first page is President/Vice President, detail by all districts, scroll down to Upper Township District 11 to see the results for
Strathmere's Presidential results. Just keep on scrolling to get results for each office up for election. Remember, we're district 11. Here's the link:

Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Schiavo Library: December 2016 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: December 2016 Newsletter 

Holiday Merchandise Sale
We are having a 50% off sale on our short sleeve t-shirts. Normally priced at $12; we are selling them for $6. We have children and adult sizes. Come in early for the best selection.

Friday Movie Matinees (1:00pm)
December 2: Family Thanksgiving
December 9: A Christmas Wish
December 16 : Last Holiday
December 23: Mixed Nuts

WII Game Set at the Library
Looking for a fun way to burn calories in the winter? We recently purchased a WII game set for use in the library. So far we have 2 sets of games: Cruise Ship Vacation Games (which includes fun things like mini-golf, arcade, shuffle board) and Game Party 2 (which includes darts, bowling, horseshoe, etc). Stop in any time to try it out. It’s lots of fun and a good workout!

Free DVD Rental
For the month of December, we are offering a free DVD rental. And you may check it out for 2 weeks. Treat yourself to a good movie.

Holiday Hours
Our schedule for the holidays:
Open Dec. 23
Closed from Dec. 24 to January 2
Reopen January 3, 2017

Happy Holidays!
Christine Rohrman, Library Director