Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Strathmere Improvement Association - Commonwealth Plans, Motel News and What a Forecast!

Strathmere Improvement Association

April 10, 2018
Have you seen the weekend forecast? Looks as if we're going from a March-full of snow and storms to weekend temps in the high 60s. The daffodils are in bloom, trees are budding and the seasonal birds are starting to make their appearance. Hope you'll enjoy some Strathmere time, too. Meanwhile, here are two items of interest...

Proposals for Commonwealth Avenue:The County has developed several plans to restripe Commonwealth Avenue to create a safer, more user friendly corridor. Most versions would support the creation of a pedestrian lane and parking on only one side of the street.
View
plans here
:
  https://capemaycountynj.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4758

The public is invited to an information session at the Sea Isle City Community Lodge in the Welcome Center on JFK Boulevard from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20.



Strathmere Motel News!In case you haven't heard,
the owners of the Strathmere Motel have decided not to reopen this summer. As a result, they have petitioned the UT Zoning Board to change their status from Resort Commercial to a non-conforming, multi-family dwelling while they explore future development. You are invited to attend the Zoning Board meeting this Thursday, April 12 at 7 pm in Township Hall. If you would like to ask questions, homeowners within 200' are first invited to speak and then the general public may join in.

   
                                          47 Days Til Memorial Day!
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                                                           Photo thanks to Greg Bennett



Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 4
Strathmere New Jersey 08248

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Schiavo Library: April 2018 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: April 2018 Newsletter

National Library Week: April 8-14, 2018
Join us for National Library Week. A great time to celebrate all kinds of libraries. Find a good book and enjoy a cupcake, too. Browse our mini-museum take a look at some Local History from Strathmere Families.

Major League Baseball (MLB)
The 2018 Major League Baseball regular season will begin on March 29 — the earliest Opening Day in league history. Stop on in and check-out a good sports books. We have a nice display going for all you Baseball fans.



Spring Mahjong Lessons
Wendy Dougherty has been away. However, Mahjong can still be played Wednesdays if there are 3 or more players interested and want to get together. We are more than happy to have you play here at the Library, we have Mahjong tiles sets, and tables. Times are between 10:30-12:30. If you are interested, please call the library (609 486-6265). We need your name, phone number and email address so that Wendy can contact you. The lessons will be free for Schiavo Library members and $4 for non-members. Wendy says that beginners should figure on at least two 2-hour lessons to feel comfortable at open games.

Volunteer Recognition Day (April 20th)
Thank your Library Volunteers (Marion Ingram, Joan DiFiore, Ruth Nickelsburg, and Rosemarie Whelan) , School Volunteers, and Fire Department Volunteers. We have so many to be thankful for. Thank you for all your help, it mean so much too so many.
Save the date Our Annual Memorial Day Used Book Sale is scheduled for May 24th – June 16th. We have been taking in books all winter long, books are filling up the library. Put the dates on your calendar!


Melissa Warren, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org


Thursday, March 01, 2018

Schiavo Library: March 2018 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: March 2018 Newsletter

 Library Quotes:
“The More that you read. The more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go." ~Dr. Seuss

Under-Dog Masks ~ Eagles:
We still have some Masks available (limited amount), if you are still interested. Only $1.00

Food Bank Collection:
Thank you for all your donations. We will continue to collect until the end of this Month. Then it will be delivered to a Local Food Bank.

Spring is in the air: 
It’s time for the sun to shine upon us longer. Daylight Savings time is Sunday, March 11th. Don’t forget to “Spring Forward”. First Day of Spring is Tuesday, March 20th.

Important Info: March (18-24), is National Poison Prevention Week. Contact your local center for resources or share materials on the American Association of Poison Control Centers. www.aapcc.org 


Melissa Warren, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Schiavo Library February 2018 Newsletter

February Schedule
Just a reminder - the library will be closed for the first two weeks of February again this year. This will provide needed maintenance time. We’ll be reopening on February 13th with our regular schedule. Mahjong games will be postponed until we resume on Tuesday, Feb. 13th.

Blind Date with a Book
Come check out our Mystery Date with a book, never know what you might get. There is a survey to rate your date inside each book. Let us know your thoughts. Love it, hate it, would you like to see more like it. Let us know.

February: Library Lovers’ Month
If you love your local library, show it! Write notes of gratitude to your local librarian or maybe even better - write your local politicians and tell them how important our libraries are to everyone! Or just stop in and enjoy our lovely Library. You can still Donate (Books, DVD’s, VHS Tapes or Money) all donations are appreciated.

February: National Bird-Feeding Month
Visit one of your local Audobons, or use the Audobon Guide to North American Birds to identify what birds are local to your region and which may visit your bird feeder. Check out our variety of information on Birds in North America and Cape May, New Jersey.



Library News
We say goodbye & Happy Retirement to our former Library Director Christine Rohrman. You will be missed and I will do my best to carry on traditions. Have a Happy and safe vacation. Will look forward to your visit in April.


Melissa Warren, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Schiavo Library: January 2018 Newsletter

Winter Challenges
Despite the cold and the snow, we’re open. If you need to get out of the house (even for just a few minutes), stop in. The library is bright and warm and cheerful. We’ve got books, magazines and the daily newspaper to browse. You could even listen to some music.

Food Collection Box
We are still collecting food for the local food banks. Please take a moment to go through your pantry and see what you can contribute. Thanks! Brain Teaser Month
January is brain teaser month. So, we will feature the puzzle of the week. The first one is “The World’s Best Pizza Puzzle.” Stop in and see if you can solve it.

Mahjong
Mahjong continues here at the library. Wednesday is the normal day for play. Lessons can also be scheduled with Wendy. Call for any changes or updates or to schedule lessons (609 486-6265).

Changes at the Library
I’ll be retiring at the end of the month and Melissa will become the Library Director. Rosemarie Whelan is going to step in as the Assistant Librarian. So, you will be seeing more of her. For the winter the hours will generally be 8:30-2:30 and occasionally 10-4pm. And we will be closed the first two weeks of February.

I will miss seeing everyone. Please help to continue Rita Schiavo’s legacy and keep this a great library.
Thanks for a wonderful 8 years!


Christine Rohrman, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org



Thursday, December 07, 2017

Schiavo Library: December 2017 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: December 2017 Newsletter

December Crafts
At our Makerspace Table this month, we will feature several special holiday crafts. Children can make a reindeer or Christmas tree ornament out of popsicle sticks or a candy cane ornament using beads.

Winter Movie Matinees (Thursday -1:00pm)
December 7: Holiday Inn (75th Anniversary edition)
December 14: Come Dance with Me (Hallmark movie)
December 21 : Last Holiday (a personal favorite)

Books under the Tree
We are continuing our annual tradition – books under the tree! What better present than a book! Come in and choose one for you or a friend.

For the Holiday
In movie theaters now – The Man Who Invented Christmas. This movie is adapted from the book of the same name by Les Standiford. It’s the story of Dickens writing A Christmas Carol. At the time he wrote it, he was at a low point in his career: it was written and self-published in just six weeks. The movie stars Dan Stevens (from “Downton Abbey”) and Christopher Plummer. Look for it in a theater near you.

Holiday Hours
Our schedule for the holidays:
Open Dec. 23
Closed from Dec. 24 to January 1 Reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A Special Note from the Director
I will be retiring at the end of January, 2018. I’ve loved this job since the first moment I stepped in the door back in late October 2009. I will miss it, but the library will continue to be open and thrive under the capable hands of my assistant, Melissa Warren. She will step up and be the new director starting in February.


Happy Holidays!
Christine Rohrman, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org