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Wednesday, August 01, 2012
SIA Newsletter 7 31 2012 - Centennial Trolley Tour; ; SVFC Safety Day; Library Events; SIA August 10 Meeting; Kayak Festival; Nightmare; SVFC BBQ; Facebook
To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,
100 Years ago, there was a trolley running between Strathmere and Townsend's Inlet:
On Saturday evening, August 11, the
Strathmere Improvement Association is bringing back the
As our way of thanking the Community for
supporting us through your purchases of tee shirts, raffle tickets, etc.,
the SIA will be offering Free
"Centennial Trolley Tours" around Strathmere that evening.
For the younger folks, at 4:00, 4:20
and 4:40, we will be providing 15-minute fun trolley
rides around town.
For the "not-quite-so-young" crowd, we'll
have 45-minute historic tours of the town at 5:00, 6:00 and
Debbie Vandegrift and Ken Weaver will be the
tour narrators, and they promise to regale you with many facts about Historic
Strathmere. Some may even be true!
The trolley holds 25 people. We have agonized
over whether to take reservations, but finally decided to just do this on a
"first-come, first served" basis.
All tours will leave from in front of the
Please get your friends together and put it
on your calendar now!
The Schiavo Library has multiple events on
the next three Thursdays:
This Thursday, August 2, local
children’s author Audrey Vernick will visit the library at 1:00pm (no
children's programs that morning).
On Thursday, August 9, there will be a
Family Scavenger Hunt at 7:00pm. Contact the Library for more
And on Thursday, August 16, the Library will present their
Second Annual Local Authors' Night. Everyone is welcome to come
out and visit with some outstanding local authors. They will display, promote
and discuss their books, which will include:local novels, memoirs, children’s books, young adult books and
biographies. There will be light
refreshments and interesting discussions between 7:00 and 8:00pm.
**Schiavo Library, children’s author Audrey
Vernick this Thursday, August 2 at 1:00 pm
**Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company "Safety in
Strathmere" Day, This Sunday, August 5, 2 to 4 pm
**Schiavo Library Family Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 pm
**SIA Meeting Friday, August 10, 8:00 pm - Elections
and Drawing for the Centennial Cruiser bike!
**Kayak Races Saturday, August 11 at
Vincent Road Beach.Races: 10:30 to 3:30; Instruction:
12:00noon and 2:00pm
**Centennial Trolley Tours,
sponsored by the SIA, Saturday, August 11; Children, 4 pm; Adults: 5, 6
and 7 pm
**Schiavo Library, Second Annual Local
Authors' Night, Thursday, August 16, 7:00pm
**"Nightmare in Strathmere" Boat Parade, 6:30,
Saturday, August 18
**Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company
Annual BBQ, Deauville Beach House, Wednesday, August
29, 6 to 9 pm
**Kids' Surf Fishing Tournament,
Saturday, September 1, 9:00 am
**SIA Meeting Friday, September
14, 8:00 pm Ask the Expert. A local "expert" will speak on
"Common Mistakes in Winterizing" and answer questions regarding
summer homeowners planning to close up for the winter.
**Last day of Flounder Season, Friday,
**Services at the Strathmere United Methodist
Church every Sunday to September 30: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30
The Strathmere Improvement Association includes
all owners in Strathmere and Whale Beach and many visitors. It was founded over
60 years ago as a community organization with the simple objective of making
Strathmere a better place. We are proud of the organization's many
accomplishments over the years.
The SIA is keeping the annual dues
at$10 per adult family member. The dues and the fund
raisers provide for the Fourth of July Parade and our share of the Christmas
Party. We have also donated money to help pay for extra State Police
NOTE: Since most of you
never formally "signed up" as members, obviously we cannot "force" you to pay
dues, which are really more like (non-deductible) donations anyway.
If you don't pay, we will still keep you on
our newsletter distribution. The only penalty will be that you can't vote in our
(mostly uncontested) elections!
Nevertheless, we really hope you see
enough value in our projects and enjoy the newsletters enough so that you'll
contribute $10 per adult family member. Thanks!
Please send 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing SIA at PO