Thursday, October 22, 2015

Friday, October 09, 2015

Schiavo Library: October 2015 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: October 2015 Newsletter 

Used Book Sale:
Our annual “End of Summer” book sale was another record breaker! We made a profit of $773.90 and had 470 people attend. We stretched it to almost 40 days, but it was worth it. Profit from the book sale funds our book budget so that we can carry the newest bestsellers and book club choices. Thanks again for all the donations.

October is Mystery Month at the Library:
For the month of October we are having a special drawing for a “mystery prize.” Check out a book or DVD and enter to win. Good luck!

Hot Items for the Summer Crowd:
So, what was the most popular book this summer?
It was a tie between The Stranger by Harlan Coben and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Children’s books: Our Country’s President and Judy Moody Gets Famous.
DVD’s: Gone Girl and The Theory of Everything.
Children’s DVD: The LEGO Movie.

Mah Jongg: Mah Jongg continues here at the library, but on Fridays at 12:30pm. Everyone welcome. Call the library if you need more information: 609 486-6265.

Ghost Stories: If you like ghost stories, we’ve got them. Lots of great local stories. Check them out (if you dare)! Here are a few:

 Christine Rohrman, Library Director

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Obituary for Strathmere resident Curt McDaniel


McDANIEL, CURTIS O. - 79, of Strathmere, NJ, passed away on October 04. 
Curt was born in Mason, West Virginia and worked for ALOCA as a Field Advisor for forty years. After retirement he started his own consulting business. Curt was a 32nd Degree Mason and fifty year member of Middleport, Ohio Lodge 363 F.&A.M. He loved traveling and had visited all seven continents. Curt also enjoyed fishing and watching his grandchildren grow up on the beach. Curtis is survived by his daughter Pamela (James) Bowen, his son Courtney (Dawn), and his grandchildren Haley, Hunter and Tyler. He is also survived by his brother Calvin (Marilyn) and his sister Sharon (Carl) Archer and was predeceased by his son Shawn. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Those who wish to honor Curt's memory may make a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Arrangements by The Godfrey Funeral Homes

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Strathmere Improvement Association Nor'easter update, Coming Events and Local News 10/5/2015

Strathmere Improvement Association
Nor'easter update, Coming Events and Local News 10/5/2015
The Sun Returns! See Storm pix:
After several days with extreme winds and high tides, Monday ushered in a blustery, clear day. Bayview was besieged by floods at high tide throughout the storm, making it impassable, but the beaches withstood the pounding. Township Engineer Paul Dietrich said, "We lost an average of 120' of berm width along most of the beach and a little more between Winthrop to extension of Neptune Dr. with a volume loss around 300,000cy. There was no damage to the dunes, dune fence or cross-overs. The Township will be cleaning out the cross- overs in the Spring." He continued, "Considering the severity of the wind and tides and for how long it affected us, I think we did pretty well.There was no scarping of the beach, so the beach absorbed the energy very effectively.  Actually, at Williams Ave there was almost no loss of beach, that was the pivot point for the storm. North of Williams was affected by the Inlet and South of Williams was affected purely by the wind & tides." Will be interesting to see what sand comes back after the winds die down, he also noted.

Star Party this Weekend, plus Strathmere Day at Philly Pops' Christmas Spectacular!

Time table for Star Party-
Saturday, October 10 AND    Sunday, October 11! (Randolph Ave)

Sat: 6:45 pm Telescope viewing of Saturn, 
Constellation Program 7:30pm         

Sun: 6 am (predawn) Telescope viewing of four planets                            


Car Pools forming for Philly Pops
For more info: Check website, email, or call 609 970-0157. Ticket deadline = October 18.

Curt McDaniel, long time Strathmere resident, passes.
 Curt was a year round resident since 1978, a world traveler in his career, who chose Strathmere as his anchor. Curt leaves behind two children and three grandchildren.
 Perhaps you didn't know Curt, but certainly he's waved hello to you from his post on his front porch, the first house on Bayview as you turn the corner at the Deauville.
 Funeral details are pending, with a newspaper notice soon. Check the SIA facebook page in the next few days. Our deepest condolences to Curt's family.

Would you like to see the playground come back to life?

Reminder: If you haven't completed the playground survey yet, please visit the link below:

Newly elected CSWB President Karen Mitchell, and Carol Ferguson head the committee to rebuild the playground.