Friday, August 03, 2018

Schiavo Library: August 2018 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: August 2018 Newsletter

Summer Fun Highlights
We have had an awesome Summer so far, but the fun isnt over yet.  Check out the rest of our programs we have for this month below.  Here are a few Photos from July’s events which were our New Program Bird Walking on the beach (17 attended); Turtle Terrapin Release (record Breaking number of 175 attended); New Horseshoe Crab Program (26 attended):

August 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
·         Family Scvenger Hunt – Thursday, August 2nd (6pm)
·         Open MIC night – Thursday, August 9th (6pm) ~ SIA will be recording stories to share of Strathmere.
·         Family BINGO night – Thursday, August 16th (6pm)

Summer Raffle Winner
The “Spa Day Basket” was won by Rick Doyle. Congratulations!!

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

Melissa Warren, Library Director
Enjoy the rest of your Summer! 

Strathmere Improvement Association August

August 3, 2018

Planning Board News; Open Mic Reminder; Kids Surf Fishing Tourney; Star Party; August SIA Meeting

Planning Board Meeting, Wed. August 8, 5 pm; Township Hall.

 The Planning Board is meeting Wednesday to discuss and adopt the “Master Plan Reexamination, Housing Plan element and the Fair Share Plan.” The Board will focus on affordable housing in Upper Township in order to meet the state deadline and to afford a penalty. You can view the agenda here:
    During a phone call with Planning Board Chair Jim Kelly and SIA President Linda Bateman, Mr. Kelly said that the public is always welcome but that Strathmere will not be discussed as part of the agenda. It is important to note that the Township had budgeted for a mini-update to Strathmere's Master Plan for this year and despite several organizations and individuals repeatedly urging for the planning to begin and to include Strathmere residents in the process, this has not happened as of yet. Ted Kingston and Gary Riordan are Planning Board members and Mr. Kelly recognizes many of our concerns as related by Ted and Gary, and has reached out again to the Township to "get the ball rolling" on Strathmere's Master Plan update.
   Attending Wednesday's meeting, however, would be a show of force and would allow you to speak if you choose during the public comment session before the vote is called.  Our message is that we need a comprehensive master plan for Strathmere and Whale Beach, and we want to be part of the process.

Strathmere Stories Continue to Grow! Open Mic Night, Thursday, August 9, 6-8 pm, Schiavo Library
   Here's a fun way to share your memories or to tell a story about your life in Strathmere. It can be a quick three minute tale or a longer, wider ranging recollection. Bring along your family members to chat about the time you...We all have a story. We want yours! There will be two cameras to avoid a long wait time and you're invited to come hear what others are saying. Check out some of the Strathmere Stories on our You Tube Channel:
   Here are one or two examples you might enjoy: Marilyn Roland in a two minute clip about Corson Toads:; Here's a longer interview with Bill Cowan, a former SIA president and a long time year round resident:
   You can request a specific time or just show up. More info: email or call 609 970-0157.

Note Earlier Date this Year for  Annual SFEC Kids Surf Fishing Tournament, Prescott, August 11, 8 am Registration
   Always a great day for kids and their parents. This year the SIA will be on hand with a special gift designed to create awareness of an easy way to reduce the use of plastic straws. (shhh-it's a surprise!) Check SFEC website for more details.

 Star Party Returns, August 17, 8:30 pm, Randolph.
   As you may have already heard, Derrick Pitts is returning to Randolph Beach just as Venus sets prominently in the sky during the quarter moon. Venus will also be accompanied by Jupiter, Mercury and Mars. Sponsored by the Strathmere Improvement Association through member support of dues and fundraising activities. See SIA website for more details.

August Calendar (Printable version) and more news and event details available on SIA* Website:

Save the Date: SIA August Meeting Moves to Saturday morning, August 18, 10 am, Firehouse. Election of officers; Bergus-Laurence Honor Roll awards; updates on news and happenings and special guest Gary Riordan  on Twisties in a (Coco)Nutshell!   

Note: Still a few zip up hoodies and black mesh hats available Saturday 10 am-noon. 14 E Tecumseh.  Sizes limited: Adult Small, XLG, 2XL and 3XL. $30.00 each; hats $10.00. 

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

2018 Strathmere 4th of July Parade photo's

We had another great 4th of July Parade here in Strathmere. The streets were packed with spectators and all of the entries were great, including several very funny ones.
There were many doggies in the parade, the police horse was back again (big favorite) and this year there was a mini horse wearing little sneakers!
Thanks to all of the fire and rescue squads that come help us celebrate every year. Tanks to the American Legion who are just awesome. Thanks to our volunteer fire co. Everyone who organises the parade and the Deauville for the after party.

See more photos on the Strathmere Facebook page.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

4th of July Parade info

Strathmere Improvement Association June 2018

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June 14, 2018, Flag Day & Father's Day Weekend

So much news to share!  Get ready for the July 4 Parade!

Bulkhead survey and upcoming meeting with Twp officials;

Take a walk down memory lane via a 1992 AC Magazine story with pix of locals you'll recognize;

Time to send in your SIA dues of $10.00 each and More at:

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                  Long May It Wave!               

Happy Father's Day.  Hope you're celebrating at the shore!

PS If you have ordered a hoodie, you can pick it up Friday, June 15, between 6-8 pm @ 14 E Tecumseh.        

Any Qs about existing stock, just email. Thanks for your support of the SIA.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Schiavo Library: June 2018 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: June 2018 Newsletter

Used Book Sale
Our Ninth annual “Welcome Summer” Used Book Sale is going strong. The sale continues until at least June 16th. Stop in; we have TONS of books left! Great Prices. June 9th will begin our “Fill a Bag for $2” sale.

Library 9th Anniversary
We are celebrating “9” great years here at the Schiavo Library! Stop in June 27th – we will be open 10 – 4pm and celebrating with cupcakes and balloons. We continue to add on to our Library legacy through our programs.

Summer Programs & Events Preview
Our summer programs will begin on July 3rd.
The Children’s schedule is the same as in the past years.
For Teens we have a BookMark Contest as well as a photo contest “Get Caught reading a Book”. Adults, we have Mahjong! They will continue to meet every Wednesday morning.
Our late Night evenings will begin every Thursday July 5th – Aug 30th. (Please sign up at Library ahead of time, stop in or Call Tel.# 609-486-6265, or email:

Our New Events:
BIRD WATCHING – July 12th Program starts at 6pm, try to arrive at least 10-15 min prior. Meeting at the North end of Strathmere, near Statepark. Will be meeting with Hosts Debbie Rivel the Conserve Wildlife NJ to take a tour on beach. Bring Binoculars, and cameras.

HORSESHOE CRAB – July 26th Program starts 6pm, come learn about these magnificent creatures and why they are important to our wildlife, especially in our area. RARE old Dinosaur! Meet at the Library inside.

Our tried-and-true events:
FAMILY TEAM SCAVENGER HUNT: August 2nd 6:00pm (sign up at the Library)
FAMILY BINGO NIGHT: August 9th 6:00pm (sign up at the Library)

June Momental-Facts
National Photography Day ~ June 15th – Send us your nature photos we would love to add them to our photo album for the library.
Remember, Those Specials Dad and Granddads ~ June 17th (Happy Father’s Day)!

Melissa Warren, Library Director