Sunday, October 16, 2016

Special Alert!! 3 burglaries in town, polling location change

Special Alert
from the Strathmere Improvement Association
October 16, 2016

Heads up! There have been three recent break-ins in town. One north, one in the middle, & one down south. They appear to be happening in the early dawn hours (3 am). The burglar/burglars used forced entry and have taken tvs, computers, jewelry, etc. Be sure all your windows and doors are locked, and also take a walk around your neighbors' houses. Stay safe!

Change in Voting Location
If you normally cast your vote at the Firehouse (Voting District 11), please note that the new polling place is the Schiavo Library, 801 S Commonwealth. Postcards have been mailed to registered voters informing them of the location change.

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Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248

Friday, October 14, 2016

October roundup: Beach cleanup, electric bills, Christmas party, Strathmere Stories

October roundup: Beach cleanup, electric bills, Christmas party, Strathmere Stories

Strathmere Improvement Association October Update
October 13, 2016

Beach Cleanup Reminder: The SFEC invites you to join in this Saturday, 9 am, beginning at Seaview and the beach. Please wear gloves; trash bags will be provided.  Later that day, everyone is invited to a special presentation by Mr. Hugh Carberry, Director of the NJ Artificial Reef Program, concerning the history and current state of the New Jersey artificial reef program. 4:00 pm at the Firehouse. Refreshments will be served!  

Check Your Electric Bill! A few folks in town have noticed big jumps in their electric bills. The CFSWB advise all to compare recent statements with last year's. Some meters have been found to be faulty. Customer service number is 800.642.3780. Have your account number and service address ready.

Recycling Reminder: While not as exciting as saving $$ on your utility bill, it is a good time to review your recycling when in Strathmere. All recycling materials must be loose-please no plastic or trash bags. If you bag your recycling, it will go into the trash containers, not recycling. As another reminder, please do not use the trash and recycling containers on beach ends for your household trash.

Save the Date!  The annual Christmas party will again be held at the Deauville on December 10. Details to follow. The SIA and Fire Company are co-sponsors.

Strathmere Stories Roll On: We are continuing our video archive project and invite you to view some of the raw footage on youtube. If you have a story you'd like to add, please email us at Wouldn't it be fun to get some of your family's memories on camera? We have some very user-friendly camcorders and can also help you get started. Visit our "channel" on Youtube:

After a long, rainy end to summer, a spectacular autumn finally broke through. The moon and the stars at night, along with our trademark sunrises and sunsets, have been putting on quite a show. It's a special time in Strathmere and Whale Beach!


Last Sunday a rainbow appeared at the Point!


Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Schiavo Library: October 2016 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: October 2016 Newsletter

October 18: Snapshot Day
This day highlights New Jersey libraries. Librarians all over the state report what was happening in their libraries that day. The statistics are amazing! For example, last year on Snapshot Day over 287,000 people visited their local library, 190,000 items were circulated, over 37,000 reference questions were answered and over 1,300 programs were offered. Yeah, New Jersey! We love our libraries!

And the winner is…
The winner of our popularity contest, that is.
Our most popular books this summer were Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson and Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel.
Children’s books: Big Nate flips out by Lincoln Pierce and Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
DVD: Bridge of Spies
Children’s DVD: Zootopia

Mah Jongg
Mah Jongg continues here at the library, but days and hours vary. Everyone welcome; just call the library to get up-to-date information.

Have you read these?
Here are some of the new books just ordered for the Schiavo Library:

If you have suggestions for new books for our collection, please call or email (609 486-6265 or
We love to hear from our patrons.

Thanks for your donations all year around. We use the proceeds from our used book sales to buy the new bestsellers.

Christine Rohrman, Library Director

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Strathmere History Videos

In August of 2015, Ken Weaver gave a talk and slideshow of “Early Strathmere History” to the residents of Strathmere. First up below is the actual video of the presentation which features old photos from people in Strathmere and the Strathmere website and a ton of Strathmere history from Ken.

The second video is a “Then and Now” presentation with old images of homes and buildings in Strathmere and what they look like now.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Schiavo Library: September 2016 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: September 2016 Newsletter

Used Book Sale
Our seventh annual end of summer book sale is happening now! Don’t be discouraged by the road work going on in front of the library. We’re still OPEN! The sale goes until September 24th.

This is a new free educational website that targets boomers. It introduces new websites that might be of interest and features free video and article tutorials on various internet applications. They also provide periodic email newsletters on new trends and favorite internet products. Check it out:

September: National Preparedness Month
The theme this year is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” Here at the shore we realize the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Whether it’s just moving deck furniture or making a plan for evacuation. It’s always good to PLAN ahead even when it turns out not to be necessary (like when a hurricane changes direction and drifts around in the ocean). So, make your plan today! For more information:

September News
September is “Amnesty Month.” NO FINES are collected for overdue books!
September returns to normal off season hours – NO Thursday evening hours.
Mah Jongg continues here on Fridays around 12:00pm. Come in and join the players

Christine Rohrman, Library Director

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Schiavo Library Hosts: “Strathmere Memories” Open Mic Night 8/25

Schiavo Library Hosts:
“Strathmere Memories”
Open Mic Night

Thursday, August 25th
Come in and share your own experiences!