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 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

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

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association, Mary Ann Omrod

Strathmere Improvement Association
November 29, 2017

Special bulletin:

We are saddened to bring you the news of the passing of long time Strathmere summer resident Mary Ann Omrod, on November 23 in Melbourne, FL.
Mary Ann's obituary from FL may be viewed at:

A visitation and memorial service will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 126 44th Street, Sea Isle City on December 9, 2017.

Visitation is from 9-10:30 am, with a Mass beginning at 10:30.

A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following at the Avalon Golf Club, 1510 Route Nine North, Cape May Court House.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Shore Cancer Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ 08244

Mary Ann was an annual volunteer at the registration desk for the July 4th parade, an original "Roundbottom" from the North End, a member of the SFEC and SIA, and a woman of deep faith and abiding love for her family and friends. She and her husband Dick were often seen on an early evening bike ride throughout town.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 4
Strathmere New Jersey 08248

Friday, November 17, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association November 17

Strathmere Improvement Association
November 17

In this issue: Thanksgiving greetings; Santa needs to hear from you; Hats make the perfect Christmas gift; Trash!

      Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours!
No matter how you stuff it, wishing you a wonderful Thankgsiving, filled with the sounds of family and friends, the aroma of delicious comfort food, and the possibility of a walk on the beach soon after! The Strathmere Improvement Association thanks you for your support all year round. Aren't we all blessed to call our hamlet home,  knowing it's the people we share it with that we're most thankful for?



Santa's Helper is Getting a Little Worried!
It's time to make a list and check it twice-will you and your little ones be celebrating with  us?
                                                                                                    2017 Christmas Party_1.jpg

Holiday Shopping Just Got a Little Easier!
We have cool mesh hats in stock in BLACK only and Navy visors, piped in white.
Call 609 970-0157 for
 info on how to get yours. Order ahead and pick up the night of the Christmas party. $15.00 each.


Trash Reminders:

1. Please don't use beach end trash cans for household trash or overfill your cans.
2. If you leave your trash and recycling cans out on Sunday when you leave, please make friends with someone who'll be around on Monday to put your cans away.
3. Recycling MUST BE LOOSE, not bagged, or it will be disposed of as trash, adding to landfills.
The wind sends recepticles and lose trash flying!



Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 4
Strathmere New Jersey 08248

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Schiavo Library: November 2017 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: November 2017 Newsletter 

Vote Here: Nov. 7
Again this year voters in Strathmere will be using the library instead of the fire hall. Voting is here from 6 am to 8 pm. The library is open for voting but closed for library business that day.

Revised Check-out Periods:
For the winter we will extend check-out periods for books (and audiobooks) to 30 days and for DVDs to 14 days. Don’t forget: you can always renew by phone or email.

Fall and Flowers: 
Thanks to Karen Mitchell’s green thumb and a mild fall, we still have beautiful flowers around our sign. Can’t believe we will get to enjoy them into November. Thanks again, Karen!

The library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday. Melissa will be here on Saturday with normal hours.

Christine Rohrman, Library Director

Monday, October 23, 2017

Obituary of Lynda Brown from the Deauville Inn

Very sad news from Strathmere, Lynda Carpenter Brown of the Deauville Inn passed on 10/21/17.
Lynda was a loyal friend, kind and generous, always willing to help whenever you needed it. She was super hard working and she was the force behind the Deauville Inn. Her Father had a dream to take the run down old hotel and make it a success, and Linda helped to make it a reality. She did a lot for our little town and she will be greatly missed.

For memorials and funeral information -

Obituary of Lynda Brown

Lynda F. Brown (nee Carpenter), 70, resident of Strathmere NJ and Port St. Lucie FL, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 surrounded by her family.  Born in Woodbury, NJ she was co-owner of the Deauville Inn in Strathmere.  Lynda was a member of many community groups and graciously supported numerous charitable organizations. 
Her favorite saying, “If you love your job, you never work a day in your life” was what she lived.  She was an avid golfer, scoring her 1st hole in one on February 9, 1999.  Her family was her number one priority, always providing the comfort and support anyone needed.  She welcomed friends and staff and made everyone feel they were family.
She is survived by her Husband, Ken Brown; her Children, Walter Scanlon, Edward Scanlon, III (Shirley), and Jackie Friend (Bill), and Daughter in Law Margo Brady (Peter); Sister, Barbara Williams (Dan); Brother John Carpenter (Joann); her Mother Gloria Carpenter.  Grandchildren, Edward, Taylor, Morgan, Nicole, Colton, Makenzie, Cassandra, Halie, and Justin who were the light of her life.  Many Nieces, Nephews, and extended family.
She was pre-deceased by “the wind beneath her wings” her Father, Walter Carpenter; and her Granddaughter Brianna Friend.
Her Funeral Service will be offered Thursday at 12 o’clock noon from The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ where friends may call from ten o’clock until the time of service. Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo, NJ.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to either Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 or Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 71, Strathmere, NJ 08248.

For condolences to the family, visit

Visitation at Funeral Home
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday, October 26, 2017
The Godfrey Funeral Home Of Palermo
644 South Shore Road
Palermo, New Jersey, 08223

Funeral Service
12:00 pm Thursday, October 26, 2017
The Godfrey Funeral Home Of Palermo
644 South Shore Road
Palermo, New Jersey, 08223

Final Resting Place
Seaside Cemetery Company
559 South Shore Road
Palermo, New Jersey, 08223