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.
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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