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Yes, we know we haven't even had Thanksgiving
yet, and the weather sure doesn't feel like December, but the Christmas party is
only a month away. Santa checks his maibox every day to see if you're
12th 6 pm
InnTix: $25.00; Kids 12& under:
Please let Santa's #1 helper Donna, know if you'll
be bringing anyone under 12.* Also, as usual, feel free to bring along a dessert
and prepare to savor Ed Andress' world famous chowder, a Strathmere tradition in
and of itself! Mail checks to:
SIA, Box 57, Strathmere 08248 *email kids' ages
to Donna: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215
Ticket deadline Dec. 3. ****While tickets are available
at the door, we cannot guarantee a present for a child if we don't know in
advance. (And now we're really getting ahead of ourselves-but
please don't put your old Christmas tree or any other branches on the
Township Engineer Paul Dietrich reports that
about 380,000 cubic yards of sand were lost during our recent nor’easter.
Throughout the beaches about 100-120’ of beach berm was lost. The Army Corp and
the DEP will make a decision in the next few weeks about whether they will fill
beach before leaving the area, according to
Playground Initiative Nets Results! Your survey
As a result...Within days of themeeting, the
rusted chain link fence along the bay was removed, as well as along the sides.
New vinyl fence for the bay side is on order. Certified playground mulch will go
down, swings were repaired, and the sink hole filled. A new handicapped swing
is on order and will be installed on arrival. Karen thanks the Township for
making the playground a "recent priority," but reminds all this "doesn't negate
the need for a complete playground makeover."
Strathmere Improvement Association PO Box 57 Strathmere New
Jersey 08248 United States
We decided to remove our old VHS tapes from the collection in order to free up more shelf space. If you know of anyone who could use these tapes (thrift shop, nursing home, etc.) please call (609 486-6265) or email email@example.com. Thanks! Winter Movie Matinees
This year our movie matinees move to Thursdays at 1:00pm. Some suggested titles include: Big Fish, Stardust, A Christmas Wish and Last Holiday. If you have a favorite, stop in and we’ll try to show it Revised Check-out Periods
For the winter we will extend check-out periods for books (and audio books) to 30 days and for DVD’s to 14 days. And remember, you can always renew by phone.
Membership Cards – A Milestone
The very first membership card for this library was number 8000. We are now on number 8495 and only have 5 cards left. That means that we have processed almost 500 new members in 6 years. WOW! That’s a real accomplishment. Guess it’s time to get more cards printed!
And by the way, your membership card is even more valuable than you think. Just show it at these participating independent libraries: Absecon, Atlantic City, Avalon, Linwood, Margate, Ocean City and Northfield; and you can join their library for free.
Stop in to see our newest display of teapots. Coming soon in the other display case: Christmas memories.
Used Book Sale:
Our annual “End of Summer” book sale was another record breaker! We made a profit of $773.90 and had 470 people attend. We stretched it to almost 40 days, but it was worth it. Profit from the book sale funds our book budget so that we can carry the newest bestsellers and book club choices. Thanks again for all the donations. October is Mystery Month at the Library:
For the month of October we are having a special drawing for a “mystery prize.” Check out a book or DVD and enter to win. Good luck!
Hot Items for the Summer Crowd:
So, what was the most popular book this summer?
It was a tie between The Stranger by Harlan Coben and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Children’s books: Our Country’s President and Judy Moody Gets Famous.
DVD’s: Gone Girl and The Theory of Everything.
Children’s DVD: The LEGO Movie.
Mah Jongg continues here at the library, but on Fridays at 12:30pm. Everyone welcome. Call the library if you need more information: 609 486-6265.
If you like ghost stories, we’ve got them. Lots of great local stories. Check them out (if you dare)! Here are a few:
McDANIEL, CURTIS O. - 79, of Strathmere, NJ, passed away on October 04.
Curt was born in Mason, West Virginia and worked for ALOCA as a Field Advisor for forty years. After retirement he started his own consulting business. Curt was a 32nd Degree Mason and fifty year member of Middleport, Ohio Lodge 363 F.&A.M. He loved traveling and had visited all seven continents. Curt also enjoyed fishing and watching his grandchildren grow up on the beach. Curtis is survived by his daughter Pamela (James) Bowen, his son Courtney (Dawn), and his grandchildren Haley, Hunter and Tyler. He is also survived by his brother Calvin (Marilyn) and his sister Sharon (Carl) Archer and was predeceased by his son Shawn. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Those who wish to honor Curt's memory may make a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Arrangements by The Godfrey Funeral Homes