Monday, July 21, 2014

SIA Newsletter 7 21 2014 - Bay Races Tonight; Turtles; SIA Activities; Suncatcher; Emergency Declaration; Segways; Kayak Festival; Dog Waste; Updated Calendar; SIA Dues

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,
 
 
Tonight is another big Strathmere event: Lifeboat and Paddle Races on the Bay starting at the Deauville at 6:00 pm.
This is always a fun event to watch – from Twisties, the Deauville, the playground, or any street end.
All donations / profits go to the MS Society.






Last Thursday was Turtle Night at the Schiavo Library and the boat ramp!
 
It was sponsored by the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club, and there are over 40 pictures of the event on their website here.

 





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Our SIA Family Beach Party on Saturday, August 2 at 7:30 will again feature children’s games and singer Jim Maher (for music lovers of all ages). Rain date is August 9.
Last year, folks brought their chairs and coolers, and  relaxed and enjoyed the music mixed with the sounds of the waves and gulls. Kids participated in fun games and as it got darker, went in search of ghost crabs.
A great way to spend a summer evening as the sun goes down in Strathmere. Bring a friend and meet some new ones too.  
 

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The SIA August Meeting will be August 8 at 8:00 pm and feature local artists and photographers.
 
We will also hold elections that night. Contact Bob Roland, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, to nominate someone (or yourself) by replying to this newsletter.

 
 
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The SIA’s fund raiser this year is a $5.00 suncatcher / tree ornament with a picture, taken by Ted Kingston, of Strathmere’s snowy owl.
 
If you’d like one (or more - great for Christmas presents), call Linda at 609-970-0157 or email her at lcbateman@comcast.net.


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Last Monday, the Township Committee declared an emergency for Strathmere’s north end, allowing a contractor to truck in sand if needed without going out for bids.

The story is in the Upper Township Gazette here.


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The SFEC held tournaments in June, and coverage can be seen on their website.
 
 


 
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We don’t do advertisements in the newsletter, but we recently took a few hours to ride Segways from the Somers Mansion in Somers Point across the new bridge and causeway to the Ocean City Hospitality Center and back. A great, fun ride (training included). Highly recommended! Call 609-432-3176.


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Mark your calendars for the UTBP Kayak and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board Festival on Saturday, August 16th.
 It will begin with a 5K Run / 1 Mile Health Walk at 8:00 am.
The Ocean Kayak / Stand Up Paddle preliminary races begin at 11:15 am and the finals should conclude around 3:00 pm.
More details as we get closer to the date.


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We hate to have to bring this up, and we doubt our newsletter readers are guilty, but we saw it again this morning so here goes:
Please clean up your dog’s waste!
It doesn’t matter if it’s a vacant lot – those are used by other folks’ dogs.
Don’t force someone else to do what you should have done.
Thanks for being a responsible dog owner.


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Here’s a great sunset from last week:




Remember to follow and "like" the SIA (click the "Thumbs Up" box ) on Facebook:


 
You'll get an early look at lots of things going on in Strathmere!
 
 
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Upcoming Events - please mark your calendars:
 
*UTBP Six-mile Bay Race for MS, 6:00 pm, Monday, July 21 (Note – Changed from July 22)
*Ocean City’s Night in Venice, Saturday, July 26
*Schiavo Library Five-year Birthday Celebration, Thursday, July 31
*SIA Family Beach Party, 7:30 pm, Saturday, August 2
*SVFC “Housing” and Safety Day, Sunday, August 3
*Schiavo Library Family Scavenger Hunt, 7:00 pm, Thursday, August 7
*SIA Meeting, 8:00 pm, Friday, August 8
*UTBP Kayak / SUP Festival, Saturday, August 16
*Nightmare in Strathmere Boat Parade, 6:30 pm, Saturday, August 23
*SFEC Kids’ Surf Tournament, Saturday, August 30, 9:00 to 11:00 am
*Last Day of Flounder Season Saturday, September 27
 
Services at the Strathmere United Methodist Church every Sunday until October: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30 Service.
 
Let us know of additions or corrections!
 

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And once again, check out Carol Baker's wonderful Strathmere History website at http://www.strathmere.net/


 
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The Strathmere Improvement Association invites all owners, renters and vacationers in Strathmere and Whale Beach to join as dues paying members. The SIA was founded in 1951 as a community organization with the simple objective of making Strathmere a better place. We work to preserve our town’s “hometown feeling” and to keep lines of communication open within town, and with local government.

We are proud of the organization's many accomplishments over the years, including sponsorship of 2012 Centennial activities, taking on a key organizing and leadership role in Strathmere and Whale Beach relief efforts after Sandy, and hosting an annual community beach party and concert. Additionally, the July and August SIA meetings feature programs of interest to vacationers and homeowners.

Your dues allow us to continue to co-sponsor the Christmas Party and the Fourth of July Parade, as well as the above mentioned activities.

Once again, we are keeping annual dues to $10 per adult family member. When it’s time to vote, SIA by-laws say your dues must be paid in order to cast a vote. We thank you for your support.
Please send your dues payments to SIA at PO Box 57, Strathmere, NJ 08248. Remember to tell us your correct e-mail address!
 
Also, please let us know if you have comments or suggestions for the newsletter or for SIA in general, or if you'd like us to change your e-mail address in our records.
You can contact us by responding to this e-mail at sia6@comcast.net or strathmere1912@gmail.com, or by mailing SIA at PO Box 57.
 
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Thanks very much for your continuing support of the Strathmere Improvement Association!
 
Linda Bateman
Elaine Holsomback
Donna Diefenderfer
Rosemarie Whelan
Ken Weaver


Monday, July 14, 2014

SIA Newsletter 7 14 2014 - SIA Dues; Turtles Thursday; Tuna Classic; Bay Race; Pedestrian Safety; SIA Activities; Saturday Parties; Kayak Festival; Updated Calendar

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

 
 
Our email problems have caused dues payments to lag somewhat. See more on SIA dues at the end of this newsletter.
 
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This Thursday is a big event: Turtle Night at the Schiavo Library and the boat ramp!
 
The Schiavo Memorial Library of Strathmere, the Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor and the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club will present an educational and fun program for children and adults regarding terrapin conservation on Thursday, July 17, 2014, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Schiavo Memorial Library in Strathmere. 

The Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor will conduct a presentation in the parking lot of the library regarding preservation of the local terrapin habitat.  Children will able to handle turtles during the presentation. 

At the conclusion of the program, children will then have the opportunity to release turtles into the Strathmere Bay.  Please join us for this event.

The public is invited, and there is no admission fee.  However, donations, which are tax deductible, would be greatly appreciated.

The SFEC, which sponsors the event, debated for some time whether to hold it this year in light of the substantially increased fees by the Wetlands Institute. Please show your support for having this event return in future years by making a donation (at the event or to SFEC, PO Box 77, Strathmere, NJ 08248). Thanks!

For further information, call the Schiavo Library at 609-486-6265, email info@strathmerelibrary.org or email Dick Omrod at omrod105@comcast.net


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This Saturday, the SFEC will hold their Offshore Tuna Classic.  Details here.
 
 
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On Monday, July 21, the Beach Patrol will hold their annual MS Bay Row and Paddle competition, with patrols from Cape May and Atlantic Counties.
 
Note the date change – this was formerly scheduled for Tuesday, July 22.
 
Great fun to watch at the Deauville or anywhere along the bay. 
 

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We are happy to report that the County Engineer has informed us that the County will be painting crosswalks at four additional locations in Strathmere, giving us one across Commonwealth at almost every other block! Hopefully the work will be done soon.
 

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Friday night was the SIA’s first meeting of the year. Nice turnout to hear Fred Dunbar discuss, “How To Keep Your Shore House in the Family”.
Much food for thought!




Mark your calendars for the UTBP Kayak and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board Festival on Saturday, August 16th.

It will begin with a 5K Run / 1 Mile Health Walk at 8:00 am.

The Ocean Kayak / Stand Up Paddle preliminary races begin at 11:15 am and the finals should conclude around 3:00 pm.

More details as we get closer to the date.
 
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Remember to follow and "like" the SIA (click the "Thumbs Up" box ) on Facebook:
 
You'll get an early look at lots of things going on in Strathmere!
 
 
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Upcoming Events - please mark your calendars:
 
Wetlands Traveling Turtles and Terrapin Release, 6 pm, Thursday, July 17
UTBP Six-mile Bay Race for MS, 6:00 pm, Monday, July 21 (Note – Changed from July 22)
Schiavo Library Five-year Birthday Celebration, Thursday, July 31
SIA Family Beach Party, 7:30 pm, Saturday, August 2
SVFC “Housing” and Safety Day, Sunday, August 3
Schiavo Library Family Scavenger Hunt, 7:00 pm, Thursday, August 7
SIA Meeting, 8:00 pm, Friday, August 8
UTBP Kayak / SUP Festival, Saturday, August 16
Nightmare in Strathmere Boat Parade, 6:30 pm, Saturday, August 23
SFEC Kids’ Surf Tournament, Saturday, August 30, 9:00 to 11:00 am
Last Day of Flounder Season Saturday, September 27
 
Services at the Strathmere United Methodist Church every Sunday until October: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30 Service.
 
Let us know of additions or corrections!
 
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And once again, check out Carol Baker's wonderful Strathmere History website athttp://www.strathmere.net/
 

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The Strathmere Improvement Association invites all owners, renters and vacationers in Strathmere and Whale Beach to join as dues paying members. The SIA was founded in 1951 as a community organization with the simple objective of making Strathmere a better place. We work to preserve our town’s “hometown feeling” and to keep lines of communication open within town, and with local government.

We are proud of the organization's many accomplishments over the years, including sponsorship of 2012 Centennial activities, taking on a key organizing and leadership role in Strathmere and Whale Beach relief efforts after Sandy, and hosting an annual community beach party and concert. Additionally, the July and August SIA meetings feature programs of interest to vacationers and homeowners.

Your dues allow us to continue to co-sponsor the Christmas Party and the Fourth of July Parade, as well as the above mentioned activities.

Once again, we are keeping annual dues to $10 per adult family member. When it’s time to vote, SIA by-laws say your dues must be paid in order to cast a vote. We thank you for your support.
Please send your dues payments to SIA at PO Box 57, Strathmere, NJ 08248. Remember to tell us your correct e-mail address!
 
Also, please let us know if you have comments or suggestions for the newsletter or for SIA in general, or if you'd like us to change your e-mail address in our records.
You can contact us by responding to this e-mail at sia6@comcast.net or strathmere1912@gmail.com, or by mailing SIA at PO Box 57.
 

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Thanks very much for your continuing support of the Strathmere Improvement Association!
 
Linda Bateman
Elaine Holsomback
Donna Diefenderfer
Rosemarie Whelan
Ken Weaver

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Photos from The Point 7/12/20014


That's The Point, or what's left of it.








Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Schiavo Library: July 2014 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: July 2014 Newsletter    

Summer Hours:
Our Summer Hours will be 10-4pm Tuesday – Saturday and an additional 4-8pm on Thursday evenings. The Thursday evenings are when we schedule our special events.

Used Book Sale:
Our FIFTH annual “Welcome Summer” Used Book Sale is over. Thank you for the great donations. Our final totals: a profit of $550 and 337 people visiting the sale. That’s a record number of customers!  They loved our bargains. Hope to see everyone again in the fall for our next sale: August 29 – Sept. 20th.

Five Year Anniversary: June 26, 2014
We’re celebrating all summer.
• In June we had cupcakes and a contest.
• In July -  an event for the kids: a BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION for the library. Refreshments and entertainment on Thursday evening, July 31st.
• ALL YEAR -  we’re going to start a DONOR recognition program. Our operating fund and book budget could always use some additional help. Contribute to THE SCHIAVO LIBRARY, and we will add your name to our plaque of STAR contributors. Any donation over $100 qualifies.
Make your check out to the Schiavo Library and mail it to: Box 58 Commonwealth Ave., Strathmere, NJ 08248. Thank you for all your help!

Summer Events:
Don’t forget these upcoming events:
Our new events:
KIDS PIRATE DAY – July 11th It will be PIRATES and PIRATE ACTIVITIES all day! Join us that day for some swashbuckling fun!
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: July 31st.
CANNING PROGRAM: August 12 10:00am (at the fire hall). Limited participants (sign up at the library)

Our tried-and-true events:
WETLANDS TRAVELING TURTLES & TERRAPIN RELEASE: July 17 6:00pm (parking lot)
FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT: August 7 7:00pm (sign up at the library)


Christine Rohrman, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org


Monday, July 07, 2014

July 11 meeting notice and other SIA/Strathmere news


1. Parade. Our little town was jumping this past weekend, even with Arthur raining on our parade. Judging of walkers and bikes took place in the firehouse and then the fire engines turned on their lights and sirens and drove along Commonwealth. Many thanks to co-chairs  Diane Cappellucci and Karen Mitchell. A somewhat soggy awards ceremony took place immediately following at the Deauville.





2. Please come.The first SIA (Strathmere Improvement Association) meeting of the season is this coming Friday. Come enjoy wine and cheese, and catch up  with your neighbors. After a brief business meeting, gain valuable information about planning for your future (and your kids') when it comes to keeping the beach house in the family. Fred Dunbar, financial columnist for the Sea Isle Times and President of Planning Directions, Inc., a registered investment adviser, and Common Cents Planning, Inc.




3. Dues. Your dues allow us to continue to co-sponsor the Christmas Party and the Fourth of July Parade, as well as this summer's beach party (and lots of other neat things). Once again, we are keeping annual dues to $10 per adult family member. When it’s time to vote, SIA by-laws say your dues must be paid in order to cast a vote. We thank you for your support. Please mail a check made payable to the SIA, PO Box 57, Strathmere, NJ 08248. Remember to tell us your correct e-mail address! Or, pay your dues in person at this Friday's meeting.

4. Fundraiser: To commemorate our winter's Snowy Owl, we've created a suncatcher/tree ornament featuring a photo snapped by Ted Kingston. We'll be selling them at Friday night's meeting for $5.00 each. Limited supply!




Upcoming SIA and local events:
August 2  the SIA Community Beach Party will be held on August 2, with a rain date of August 9. Jim Maher, who performed so well last summer, is back by popular demand! Activitites for the kids and music for all ages. Come enjoy great music and an evening on the beach with your friends and neighbors. Pack a cooler, a blanket or your beach chairs!

August 8, will include the election of officers, the Bergus scholarship awards and "An Evening with Strathmere Artists / Photographers." Come enjoy our local talent. We have some talent already lined up, but if anyone wants to exhibit their work, we'll be happy to speak with you. Please reply to this newsletter.

*Services at the Strathmere United Methodist Church every Sunday until October: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30 Service.
*SFEC Tuna Classic Tournament, July 12 to August 17
*SIA Meeting, 8:00pm, Friday, August 8
*Nightmare in Strathmere Boat Parade, 6:30pm, Saturday, August 23
*SFEC Kids’ Surf Tournament, Saturday, August 30, 9:00 to 11:00
*Last Day of Flounder Season Saturday, September 27

Also, please let us know if you have comments or suggestions for the newsletter or for SIA in general, or if you'd like us to change your e-mail address in our records.
You can contact us by responding to this e-mail at sia6@comcast.net or by mailing SIA at PO Box 57.

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Thanks very much for your continuing support of the Strathmere Improvement Association!

Linda Bateman
Elaine Holsomback
Donna Diefenderfer
Rosemarie Whelan
Ken Weaver


Monday, June 30, 2014

Strathmere 4th of July Parade info



 STRATHMERE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE - FRIDAY

START YOUR HOLIDAY BY BEING IN THE PARADE 
REFRESHMENTS AND AWARDS PRESENTATION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PARADE AT THE DEAUVILLE.


REGISTRATION:     9:30 A.M. At the Firehouse
JUDGING:                 10 – 10:15 A.M. (At Designated Category Areas)
PARADE BEGINS:   10:30 A.M. 


CATEGORIES:  Motorized Floats; Hand-pulled Floats;
Mixed Walkers, Wagons & Strollers (adults & children);
Adult Walkers & Wagons (no children); Bikes;
Trikes & Scooters; Antique/Classic Cars; Strathmere Pets.



Parade sponsored by: Strathmere lmprovement Association
& Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company.


For Further Information Contact: 
Diane Cappellucci (dcappy02@yahoo.com
or
Karen Mitchell (609-231-6000)