Sunday, September 14, 2014

SIA Newsletter 9/12/14

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

The SFEC Kids’ Surf Fishing Tournament was held on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. 
Many pictures of the event are posted on their website hereThere was also an article here in the Upper Township Gazette.
The Schiavo Library is currently holding their fifth annual end of summer book sale.
More details are available here.
On Labor Day, Twisties honored Joan DiFiore by placing a plaque on the building, identifying the place of her birth.  

Family and friends gathered to toast Joan on the occasion
(plaque can be seen under the light fixture).
Joan was born on the other side of that wall, when her aunt and uncle, Gert and Howard Charleston, owned the tavern they built.

On September 8, 9 and 10, the tidal effect of the full moon combined with brisk northeast winds to create flood tides
The highest tides occurred after dark. The ocean came up beyond the pedestrian “carpet” at Williams and upset (and somewhat buried) the lifeguard stands there.

Here is a video showing the effect of the flood tides on the Point.
While there has been considerable “vertical erosion” of the State Park, the steel wall seems to have stopped any further “lateral erosion”, as the video shows.

A contractor for the beach replenishment project (34th Street in OC to Townsend’s Inlet) has not yet been selected.
Bids are due back on October 3, and it will probably take at least a month for the Corps to finalize and announce a winner.
The contractor will then need a month or so to mobilize and bring a dredge or dredges here, so the project will probably start in the first half of December.
The contractor will determine the order of the beaches to be replenished.
Because of both the condition of the State Park and
the environmental
timing restrictions (nesting birds) that are unique to Strathmere, 
we are hoping that our portion will be done prior to (or perhaps in conjunction with, if they use multiple dredges) the south end of Ocean City and Sea Isle City. The Township has had numerous discussions with the Army Corps of Engineers on this, and will discuss it with the contractor once the winner is selected.

If you enjoy airplanes, you’ll enjoy the two shows in Ocean City this weekend.

There’s a “ground show” at the airport on Saturday, and an “Aerobatic Air Show” just off the 11th Street Boardwalk beginning at 1:00 pm on Sunday.


The Citizens for Strathmere and Whale Beach have announced a Town Meeting to be held at the Firehouse at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 11.
Coastal Engineer Doug Gaffney and Mayor Rich Palombo will be speakers.


On September 5, the Strathmere Community said farewell to Herb Hollinger, Sr. at the Avalon Links Restaurant. Over 200 folks attended. The “Celebration of Life” was both moving and classy.The planners and speakers did themselves (and Herb Sr.) proud!

Upcoming Events - please mark your calendars:
SFEC Meeting, Firehouse, Saturday, September 20, 5:00 pm
Last Day of Flounder Season Saturday, September 27
CFSWB Town Meeting, Firehouse, October 11, 11:00 am
SFEC Meeting, Firehouse, Saturday, October 11, 4:00 pm
Strathmere Christmas Party, Saturday, December 13, 6:00 pm
Services at the Strathmere United Methodist Church every Sunday until September 28: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30 Service.

Let us know of additions or corrections!

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. 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 or by mailing SIA at PO Box 57.
Thanks very much for your continuing support of the Strathmere Improvement Association!

Linda Bateman
Elaine Holsomback
Donna Diefenderfer
Rosemarie Whelan
Ken Weaver

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