Thursday, October 07, 2010

Strathmere Improvement Association October Newsletter

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

This Saturday, the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club will sponsor two more of their environmental projects.
At 11:00 am, residents and visitors are invited to join SFEC club members to participate in a second annual dune grass planting. We will meet on the beach at Sumner Road at 11:00 am. Last year, this event was a tremendous success and everyone who participated had a lot of fun. Please join us this year! Rain date will be Sunday, but it looks like Saturday will be a beautiful day in Strathmere.
At 4:00 pm at the Firehouse, the SFEC will present a special program by the Marine Mammal Stranding Center from Brigantine. The Center, which houses the only marine mammal stranding center in New Jersey, is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of stranded or otherwise stressed marine mammals and sea turtles. They do wonderful work and the presentation is guaranteed to be fascinating.

Refreshments will be served, and again the SFEC invites all residents and visitors to attend. In order to properly set up for the presentation, they ask that non-SFEC club members respond to this e-mail with the number of people in your group who will attend. There is no charge, but donations to support the SFEC's Environmental Committee will be welcome.

Here are pictures of last year's dune grass planting:

In between these Strathmere events, you can scoot over to Ocean City for lunch and fun at their Fall Block Party from 5th to 14th streets on Asbury Avenue. It includes over 400 juried crafters from throughout the East Coast. There will also be a variety of food vendors and entertainment along the route.

A huge fireworks display is scheduled in Ocean City Saturday night. The fireworks will be detonated from a barge off the 9th Street beach at 9:30 p.m.

Strathmere Baseball Caps ($15) and Visors ($12) are are available at 212 Bayview Drive (call 263-6846). We also have a few adult XXL and adult small Strathmere tee shirts ($10).

Our thanks to all who have paid their 2010 SIA Dues ($10 annually per adult). If you have been meaning to send them in - we're still happy to accept them!

You can contact us by responding to this e-mail ( or by mailing the SIA at P.O. Box 57 in Strathmere.

Go Phils!!!

Thanks to all for your continuing support!

Butch Vandegrift - President
Ken Weaver - Vice-President
Donna Diefenderfer - Treasurer
Debbie Vandegrift - Secretary

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