Friday, October 06, 2017

Schiavo Library: October 2017 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: October 2017 Newsletter

October Perks
This month we will be offering FREE DVD rentals. Come in and choose your favorite movie. Hopefully we have something you like. If not, suggest a movie and we can try to purchase it for the library. You can’t lose! Also in October and November we will have a drawing for a mystery prize. Check out a book and enter the drawing. You may win!

Fake News and Libraries
Americans struggle to decide what news source they should trust. A recent Pew Research Center Poll shows that the majority of adults find libraries helpful in this search. And surprisingly Millennials are the most ardent library fans.

How to spot fake news (a quick guide):
• Consider the Source (investigate the site, its mission and contact info.)
• Check the Author (Are they credible? Are they real?)
• Check the Date (Reposting of old stories doesn’t mean they’re relevant.)
• Check your Biases (Do your own beliefs affect your judgment?) • Read beyond (Headlines an be outrageous to grab your attention. What’s the whole story?)
• Supporting Sources (Click on those links. Does the info. actually support the story?)
• Is it a Joke? (It might be satire.)
• Ask the Experts (Ask a librarian or consult a fact-checking site.)


Mah Jongg
Mah Jongg continues here at the library, but days and hours vary. Everyone welcome; just call the library to get up-to-date information: 609 486-6265.


Christine Rohrman, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org




Sunday, September 24, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association September 24, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association
September 24, 2017    sia1912@comcast.net


Coastal storms taking a toll. Thanks to Ted Kingston for these two aerial shots.
Jose blew through along with a new moon.
(To see more pix, like us on Facebook!)

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Waves and beach flooding were amazing!
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Jose brought hide tides to Bayview and Commonwealth.

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Water had been up on sidewalk at evening tide.

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pix by Linda Bateman

In other news...

By-law Amendments Approved

    Thank you to those who attended the recent special meeting. The proposed amendments to the SIA by-laws, as previewed at our August meeting, posted on our website and mentioned in past newsletters were unanimously approved. Final by-laws are available for viewing on our webpage: http://www.strathmereimprovementassociation.org/



Two recent meetings of interest:
Sept. 11 UT Meeting CFSWB Annual Town Hall.

Township Hall was filled with Strathmere baysiders concerned about new flood maps and the consequences of being moved into a Coastal A Zones. Several homeowners addressed the  Two Committee and expressed their dismay with FEMA's new designation, the State's new building regulations, the lack of warning provided to Strathmere and how to proceed in an appeals process. Financial considerations such as big spikes in flood insurance and a possible decrease in property values were also pointed out by those in attendance. Stu Farell, from Stockton University, was also in attendance and weighed in. (More in Town Hall recap.)
On an unrelated issue, Daniel Lee from Whale Beach asked Twp. Committee to pass a resolution against County proposals to install rumble strips on Commonwealth and Landis Avenues. Mr. Lee also attended the Freeholders' meeting the following evening. Twp. Engineer Paul 
Dietrich had previously sent a letter against the strips and Mayor Palombo stated that UT is on our side. The SIA has since asked for the resolution to be acted upon and has written to the County Freeholders and Engineers. Mr. Lee asked about previous discussions to make parking one side only and to create a bike path for recreation. (More in Town Hall recap.) SIA representatives will be at the Sept. 25 meeting.

Town Hall Meeting: The Saturday afterwards, Sept. 16, Citizens for Strathmere Whale Beach held its annual Town Hall. Scott Morgan, Township Administer, attended and fielded about an hour's worth of questions from the packed house. To read the CFSWB recap, visit the SIA webpage: http://www.strathmereimprovementassociation.org/



       Please Try to Attend the Next UT Committee Meeting: Sept. 25, 7:30 pm at Township Hall.

The Schiavo Library's used book sale continues till the end of the month.

 




Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248




Thursday, September 07, 2017

Schiavo Library: September 2017 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: September 2017 Newsletter

Used Book Sale
Our eighth annual end of summer book sale is happening now! Library hours are generally 10-4pm. Some days we open earlier. Stop in - the sale goes on until the end of September.

September News
September is “Amnesty Month.” NO FINES are collected for overdue books! September returns to normal off-season hours – NO Thursday evening hours. Mah Jongg continues here this fall – times vary, so call the library for more information.

Have You Read this Yet?
According to ReadingGroupGuides.com  the five most popular “book group” books this summer were:
'A Gentleman in Moscow' by Amor Towles
'A Man Called Ove' by Fredrik Backman
'The Nightingale' by Krisin Hannah
'Commonwealth' by Ann Patchett
'All the Light We Cannot See' by Anthony Doerr

Our most popular book was: 'Small Great Things' by Jodi Picoult and our most popular DVD was: 'Hidden Figures'.


Back to School Ideas
The website: The Tech Edvocate (www.thetechedvocate.org) has several lists of educational apps for teachers and parents. We have a copy of “The Tech Edvocate’s List of 99 Curriculum and Instruction Apps, Tools and Resources. “ Go online to see what other lists are available. Have a great fall!


Christine Rohrman, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association August 16, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association
August 16, 2017    sia1912@comcast.net
(Click on the link below for newsletter) 

  Final Summer Meeting Friday Night!
7:30, Firehouse

Elections, Bergus-Laurence Honor Roll Awards, News and Happenings Around Town.

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Need a new bumper sticker? See us Friday night.


For the complete newsletter, including Nightmare info, click on: http://www.strathmereimprovementassociation.org/ 




Thursday, August 03, 2017

Schiavo Library: August 2017 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: August 2017 Newsletter

Raffle Winners
We had two drawings this year. The “Family Fun Basket” was won by Rose Rhine (for the second year in a row). The BIG Teddy Bear was won by Lukas Capobianco. Congratulations!




Summer Events
Here is a photo from our Puppet Workshop. The other photo is from the evening Poetry Event. Thank you Marya and Karen; loved the poetry readings. Hope we can do it again.





Children’s Activities
We still have a couple more weeks of our children’s activities for the summer; please join us for:
• Story Time – Tuesday 10:30 – 11:00am
• LEGO Club – Tuesday 11:00-11:30am


End of Summer Used Book Sale
Save the dates: Sept. 1 – Sept. 30th. Get your bargains here!



Christine Rohrman, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org







Strathmere Improvement Association August 3, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association
August 3, 2017   
Sia1912@comcast.net

In this issue: Concert Saturday night, by-laws notice, nomination of officers, Castaway Concert, SVFC Safety Day, and do you have an elevator in your home?
 
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Stay around afterwards for ice cream on the Church lawn. Don't miss it! 
Download the August calendar on our homepage: http://www.strathmereimprovementassociation.org/

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SIA seeks 501-C status; necessitates by-laws amendments 
Please click on the link to review proposed amendments to be voted on at the August 18 meeting: 
http://www.strathmereimprovementassociation.org/

  As we move forward toward gaining non-profit status, there are several governing pieces missing from our by-laws which have necessitated a few changes. (Our application must be accompanied by our by-laws.) We've uploaded a draft of the proposed amendments, with the suggested changes highlighted in yellow.  When you click on the link above, you'll be able to open the by-laws and see the highlighted areas. We'll preview them at the August annual meeting.

Nominations Sought for 2018 SIA Officers
 If you or someone you know is interested in running for office for the next calendar year, please email Nominating Chair Marion Ingram -  marion.ingram@comcast.net  to add a name to the slate. Offices are: President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer and Member-at-Large. Descriptions of duties are found in the by-laws (see link in previous story).

Last Castaway Lounge Concert of the Summer!
   Remember Spacecamp, with locals Brian McNally and Brian Nash? They're back on August 12!
Check the SIA facebook page for updates as the date draws closer.


Bring your Little Ones to Safety Day at the Firehouse!
   The SFEC is once again sponsoring safety day August 13, 2-4pm. We'll be there with goodies for the kids and the Fire Company will put on demonstrations, talk about fire safety and other valuable topics. 


Do You Have a Home Elevator in Strathmere?
New post-Sandy height changes have brought an increase in the number of home elevators in town. The Fire Company would like to have information from homeowners in the event a rescue is needed. Please email Dave Townsend and let him know about your home elevator: dtown711@gmail.com 



Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248



Men's Ring Found on Taylor ave Beach


FOUND RING
Men's wedding band found on Strathmere beach directly across from Taylor Avenue on 8/2. If it's yours, please call 856-206-6326 and I'm happy to reunite you with it. Please be prepared to give a description. 


Ricci



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association July 19, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association
July 19, 2017       Sia1912@comcast.net

Meeting Friday Night, Poetry @Schaivo, St. Augustine Choir Concert

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Sign up for either poetry event by contacting the library at (609) 486-6265. (see below)
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Mark your calendars for August 5, 7 pm
when the St Augustine Acappella Choir
Comes to Town! 
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      The Strathmere Improvement Association cordially invites you to this special appearance by the St Augustine Prep School Acappella Choir at the Strathmere United Methodist Church. From barbershop to contemporary, the young men will have you tapping your toes in no time. Admission is free (the SIA will make a donation to the Fine Arts Dept. at St Augustine), but a giving plate for the Church will be available should you choose to make a donation. And the local tie in?   Strathmere's Matthew Pond (second row, second from right) will be performing. 
   The Choir has sung at Night in Venice, the 9/11 Memorial Service and at Ocean City's First Night.  Saturday evening, Aug. 5, 7 pm.






Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248
United States 


Thursday, July 06, 2017

Schiavo Library: July 2017 Newsletter



Schiavo Library: July 2017 Newsletter

Summer Hours & Summer Programs
Our summer hours are here. We’ll be open additional hours on Thursdays from 10 am to 8 pm. Children’s programs start on July 11th and our special family event for July is the Wetlands Terrapin Release Program on July 13 at 6:00pm. Please join us rain or shine!

Children’s Summer Programs
Storybook Time is on Tuesdays at 10:30 (all ages welcome) and LEGO club is right after that. We have a summer reading program, “Fetch a Good Book” and a children’s drawing contest. Stop in for more information on these. This summer there is no scheduled craft time, but we have a “Makerspace Table” set up for crafts and science activities - available all day.

Used Book Sale:
Our “Welcome Summer” used book sale was a big hit as usual. We had 204 people visit the library to browse and buy. Our total profit was $584.75. We really appreciate the book donations all year long. Thank you!

Other Summer Events for Families:
Art Show – Mary Reola’s paintings are on display now and Jane Golas’ paintings will be returning
Puppet Workshop Day – July 19 (all day)
Family BINGO Night – July 20 7:00pm
Poetry Day – July 27 10-11am (children) and 7-8 pm (adults)
Team Scavenger Hunt – August 3 7:00pm
Two Raffle Drawings for a Family Fun Basket and a BFG Teddy Bear – drawing July 28


Thank you to Karen Mitchell for the beautiful flowers planted out front and for helping to organize the Poetry Day event. Happy Summer everyone!


Christine Rohrman, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

2017 Strathmere 4th of July Photos

Another great 4th of July Parade in Strathmere!