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we’ve said many times, there is no trash collection on a holiday. The Township
makes an exception to this for the two “in-season” holidays, Memorial Day and
Labor Day (and July 4 if it falls on a Sunday or Monday), and does trash and
recycling collection on those days as if there were no holiday.
So, trash will not be collected until Tuesday, January 21,
and you will have to hold your recycling until Monday, January
The Post Office will be closed tomorrow also.
trash and recycling information is on the Township’s website, here.
Strathmere is treated differently for Bulk Trash (furniture, etc. but
not construction materials). The Township picks up our bulk trash on
every regular trash collection day (usually Monday). The exception to
this is that metal, electronics and mixed ridged plastics will only be picked up
on the first Wednesday of each month, but must be called in (609-628-2011 ext.
352) by the previous Friday.
you follow us on Facebook,
you’ve seen all these pictures of our wintry January.
These are pictures from January 3:
by Greg Bennett:
Lost some beach here..
These two by Ken Weaver:
Butch and Debbie Vandegrift’s back porch (facing Whittier):
Pix of the bay by Ken Weaver:
addition to the snow on January 3, the lingering effects of the new moon and a
northeast wind brought “minor tidal flooding” to Bayview Drive.
Then we had a really cold spell on January 7 and 8 (down to 6
degrees with 25 mph winds...
These pictures are all from January 8
Greg Bennett - frozen waves on the beach:
The bay was frozen almost all the way across...
Many folks had frozen pipes during this period, and now, we’re
bracing another stretch of cold!
Upper Township continues to improve their website to make it
more useful. It includes videos of Township Committee meetings, trash collection
info and much more.
have two new Committeemen, John Coggins and Hobie Young.
The Township site also hosts our Fire Commission Website, at a new URL address. If you’d like to see where your Fire District
property tax money goes, the information is all there.
The Strathmere Improvement Association was founded in 1951 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
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”MakerSpace” is the newest buzzword in library circles. It’s a place in a library where patrons can experiment with technology and create something. The newest popular technology involves a 3D printer. We don’t have one of those, but we’ve created our own creative space. It’s a little more old-fashioned – we’re calling it the “Craft Table.” Please come in and try a new craft this winter. And if you have a special craft that you’d like to share, bring it in – we’ve got the “space.”
These bestsellers have just arrived at the library:
Note from the Director:
I’ll be on vacation for the month of February again this year. The library will be run by my able assistants, Melissa & Jessica, with normal winter hours : Tuesday through Saturday 10-4pm or 9-3pm.
Guest Soloist David Oei performing Piano Concerto No.
Strathmere Festival Orchestra will open its 2014 season with the music of
Johannes Brahms in a performance at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24, at the
Church of Saint Joseph in Greenwich Village, New York City. The orchestra will
perform two of the composer’s most popular works: “Symphony No. 2” and the
“Piano Concerto No. 2.”
soloist the piano concerto, considered by many to be a demanding work for the
pianist, will be David Oei. Currently a member of the Elysium Chamber Ensemble,
Mr. Oei has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony
Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony. His television credits include appearances
on CBS News Sunday Morning and the Today Show. A perennial fixture on the New
York City chamber music scene, he has made numerous guest appearances with the
Audubon Quartet, New York Philharmonic Ensembles, St. Luke’s and Orpheus Chamber
Ensembles and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
more than 30 professional musicians from the metropolitan region, the Strathmere
Festival Orchestra is under the direction of Per Brevig, a Norwegian born
musician who was the principal trombonist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Maestro Brevig has been attracting attention internationally as a conductor for
almost 20 years. He is affiliated with the Aspen Music Festival, Julliard,
Manhattan and Mannes Schools of Music, and with the Manchester Symphony
Orchestra. He is the founder of the Edvard Grieg Society and is the recipient of
numerous awards and prizes.
The Church of
Saint Joseph is located at 371 Sixth Avenue on the corner of Washington Place.
Admission at the door is $30.00 for adults and $20.00 for students and seniors.
For more information, visit www.strathmerefestivalorchestra.org.