Saturday, December 01, 2018

Schiavo Library: December 2018 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: December 2018 Newsletter Holiday 

Merchandise Sale 
We are having a 50% off sale on our Long sleeve Shirts. Normally priced at $15; we are selling them for $7.50 ~Limited in size availability, stop in while supplies last!
 We also have other Merchandise gifts available: Snow globes, Mugs, Hats, Tote Bag, they make great gifts.





Friday Movie Matinees (1:00pm) 
December 7: ELF
December 14: Scrooged
December 21 : Santa Clause

Christmas - Crafts 
At our Makerspace Table this month, we will feature several special holiday crafts. Children can make a reindeer or Christmas tree ornament out of popsicle sticks or a candy cane ornament using beads.






Books under the Tree
We are continuing our annual tradition – books under the tree! What better present than a book! Come in and choose one for you or a friend.



Holiday Hours
Our schedule for the holidays: Open Dec. 22
Closed from Dec. 24 to January 1
Reopen January 2, 2019



 Happy Holidays!
 Melissa Warren, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org

Strathmere Improvement Association - Christmas Party; Call the Gas Co, SVFC responds to Tragic Fire in Sea Isle City


November 30, 2018

Time is running short for RSVPs for the Party-Santa doesn't want to run out of gifts for your little one! You may pay at the door, but,we can't guarantee your child will receive a gift from Santa if we don't hear from you asap!

Christmas party 2018_1.jpg


Gas Pipeline Update!

Strathmere homeowners need to call the Gas Co to schedule in home connection service. Gas will be temporarily shut off to your home and then a company representative will need to come INSIDE to relight pilots and to do a safety check. Call: 609 363-9600, extension 404. Please share with your STM neighbors!
46878310_1207436409404151_6036166468230447104_.jpg
Ted Kingston shared this shot of gasline work.

Tragic Fire in Sea Isle City
Fire broke out yesterday morning and spread to three duplexes @54th and Landis. Two people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and as of this writing, an elderly woman has been classified as "missing." Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company sent a truck and crew, as did surrounding towns. The wind, though not as bad as on Wednesday, was still very strong. Heroic work by first responders and a nearby roofer in getting folks outside and containing the fire as it quickly spread to three homes. Here's a link to today's story: http://seaislenews.com/major-fire-breaks-sea-isle/?utm_source=Sea+Ise+Initial+List&utm_campaign=fa700ba64f-SEAISLENEWS_RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a9d38ba4b8-fa700ba64f-234711721


 Philadelphia TV stations were also onsite and a lot of coverage can be viewed if you google "Sea Isle Fire."
 


STM on NCIS; Christmas party, Bulkhead Public Meeting; LaFontana @Planning Board; Aerial Views from Ted

(I'm late posting this for the SIA because my computer crashed and I haven't checked my Strathmere email in a few weeks)


November 26, 2018

In this issue Strathmere on Prime Time NCIS; Christmas Party; Bulkhead Public Hearing; LaFontana at Planning Board; a Couple New Aerial Shots...
1. Gibbs Coming to Strathmere?If you watched NCIS on Tuesday night, you may have heard Strathmere, NJ, mentioned not once, but twice!  Early into the show, the viewer learns a servicewoman's body is being escorted back to her hometown: Strathmere, NJ. The town is mentioned again when Gibbs discusses the distance between NCIS headquarters and STM. You can watch the full episode at: https://www.cbs.com/shows/ncis/video/4LusyLSxFmzHlNvigGkFHpZkoQEgMZvR/ncis-friendly-fire/


   And no, we have no idea how that happened! Do YOU?

2
. Plan to Attend the Christmas Party!
 Now that the Thanksgiving dishes are done, it's time to start thinking about Christmas! Please make plans for the Annual Strathmere Christmas Party by emailing Donna Diefenderfer or sending a check. (see info below) You can pay at the door, but we need to give the Deauville and SANTA (!) a count of who's coming. All children 12 and under will receive a gift if we know in advance. Looking forward to celebrating with YOU! (Oh, and tasting your homemade dessert, if you're baking!)

Christmas party 2018_1.jpg




3. Public Hearing on New Bulkhead Heights.At a recent Township meeting, the Committee introduced a new ordinance which would raise the height of all new bulkheads to eight feet. A public hearing and vote will be taken at the next meeting, Monday, December 3, 7:30 pm , Township Hall. Two town halls were held in Strathmere, mostly devoted to the discussion of raising the height from 7' to 8'; if you'd like additional input, please plan to attend the Committee meeting. Here's an article from the Press of Atlantic Cityhttps://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/currents_gazettes/upper_township/final-vote-set-on-strathmere-bulkheads/article_36c98057-8bc2-5d85-a1ae-90365b1872e3.html


4. LaFontana's Request on Tap at December 20 Planning Board Meeting, 7:30 pm, Township Hall.
La Fontana is requesting permission to eliminate parking on the Commonwealth side of the restaurant, and replacing that area with a new septic. This would be a loss of seven parking spaces and potentially increase the number of tables allowed inside the restaurant. Here's the section of the agenda originally proposed at the October Planning Board meeting:

BUJAR AND GAWI DAKU – BLOCK 846 LOT 4 – PB 07-18 Applicants are requesting preliminary and final site plan approval and variances for impervious coverage and number of parking spaces at LaFontana Restaurant, 1 S. Commonwealth Avenue in Strathmere.



5. Ted Kingston's Spectacular Aerial Views: 
You can follow Ted Kingston Photography on facebook for more pix like these taken on November 18. Thanks for being so generous, Ted.

46520210_1202582469889545_6799917309654728704_.jpg


46479376_1202253193255806_8322786346288545792_.jpg
Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 4
Strathmere New Jersey 08248


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Strathmere Improvement Association 11/9/18

November 9, 2018

In this issue:
 Veterans Day; Planning Board Meeting; Tom Leonard Memorial Reminder & RSVP for Christmas Party

                                                                    45857810_1894567153930482_1098281514782687232_.jpg
                     Thanks to Greg Bennett for this spectacular shot taken earlier in the week.



1. Veterans Day, Monday, November 12. We thank all who are serving or have served our country. There are several observances in Cape May County, Sea Isle and Osprey, in particular. Here's a link for more info: http://dotheshore.com/content/2018-cape-may-county-veterans-day-ceremonies
                                   flag.jpg

2
. Planning Board Meeting to Hear Request from La FontanaHere's the agenda listing from the first introduction at the Oct. 18 Planning Board Meeting:

"Applicants are requesting preliminary and final site plan approval and variances for impervious coverage and number of parking spaces at LaFontana Restaurant, 1 S. Commonwealth Avenue in Strathmere." 
LaFontana’s owners are asking to eliminate their parking along Commonwealth in order to install a new septic system in its place. It would increase the impervious surface and eliminate seven parking spaces in front of the restaurant. A new septic would, therefore, allow an increase in the number of tables allowed at the restaurant. It was suggested that a curb would be installed and several parking spaces would be created on the street, next to the Firehouse driveway. Currently, there is no on street parking allowed on either side of Commonwealth in front of LaFontana. 

 At the October 18 Planning Board meeting, several Strathmere homeowners spoke against approval of the request. Because of the late hour, the issue was tabled and will be continued this Thursday,  November 15, 7:30 pm, in Township Hall, Petersburg. If you cannot attend, you can find email information on the Township website for the Mayor and Committeemen:  /http://uppertownship.com/township-committee/meet-your-committee/

3. Tom Leonard Strathmere Memorial Info: Tommy Leonard's Strathmere sendoff is next Saturday, November 17, at 11 am in the Strathmere United Methodist Church. The family invites everyone to a luncheon immediately following in the Fire Hall.

4. Less than a Month to Go for the Christmas Party: Please RSVP so that Santa's Helper knows how many gifts we'll need for our little ones. You can pay at the door, but we need a count for the Deauville.
                                              Christmas party 2018_1.jpg

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Strathmere's Man About Town, Tom Leonard

October 19, 2018 - from the Strathmere Improvement Association -

  With heavy hearts we bring you news of the passing of Strathmere's Man About
Town, 
Tom Leonard on Monday evening. Tom had a smile or hug for everyone, was a founder of the Fishing Club and super story teller. 
Services are set for Tom on Monday, October 22, in his hometown of Glenside, PA. Click the link for more information about Tom and his celebration of life:
https://www.mayfuneralhome.com/…/Strathmere-New-Jer…/1818911

On November 17, Tom's family will hold a memorial at the Strathmere United Methodist Church at 11 am, with a luncheon to follow in the Firehouse.

Last winter Tom sat down for an interview for the Strathmere Stories Video Archive project. Here's a rough cut of Part 1. For the remaining four parts, visit our youtube channel, Strathmere Stories.

https://youtu.be/HI8u7ih00E0

Tom Leonard.jpg

Here's Tom with his "Quilt of Valor." He was thrilled and humbled by the recognition.
photo by Rosemarie Whelan