Sunday, November 28, 2010

Strathmere Improvement Association Newsletter - Santa needs your help for the Christmas Party!

In this issue: Christmas Party; Help for the Needy; Mother Nature; Free Bridge Toll
The Strathmere Christmas Party, sponsored by the SIA and our Volunteer Fire Company, will be held at 6pm on Saturday, December 11.

Since Santa has to prepare his list for the party, please let us know the name, age and gender of any child (9 or under) who will be attending, so we can help him with that list!
You can simply e-mail  or call Donna Diefenderfer at 609-263-3620.
Thanks for your help - and we'll see you all on December 11!


As you are aware, the Holiday Season this year will be especially tough for many who have been adversely affected by the economy.

The Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club (SFEC) is having a food drive this Saturday, with donations going to the Community Food Pantry at the Church of the Resurrection in Marmora. If you can donate, please bring non-perishable food items or make a cash donation (make checks out to SFEC - notation: Food Pantry) to the firehouse on Dec. 4th between 2pm and 4pm. Some donation suggestions are: cereal, juice, coffee, pancake mix, syrup, catsup, mustard, mayonaisse, canned fruit, tuna, canned meat, paper towels, dish detergent, personal hygiene items, bar soap or deodorant (all non-perishable items are welcome). Any questions or for local donation pick-up, call Randy Roash at 609-970-2362. When you shop for the weekend, please fill a bag for those more needy! Thanks.


November, 2010 vs. November, 2009
We had a little high water from a storm offshore two weeks ago. These two pictures were both taken on November 12, 2010:

Now contrast those pictures with this one from November 12, 2009 (same day last year)! What a difference one year and a foot or two make!

Unfortunately, the storm(s) have cost us some beach. You can see the erosion in these pictures taken this morning:

But the good news is, the Township had Department of Corrections inmates install snow (dune) fencing from almost to Sea Isle, north to Winthrop:


And if you haven't noticed, the bridge over the Strathmere Bay is now toll-free until next Spring!


Thanks to all for your continuing support! If you never got around to paying your 2010 dues, please take the time to send a check ($10 per adult family member) to SIA at PO Box 57, Strathmere 08248.
It's not deductible, but it will be a big help with our projects like the Christmas party and the Fourth of July parade. We don't dun you individually - we just hope you'll respond to our newsletters.

Thanks to all for your continuing support!

Butch Vandegrift - President
Ken Weaver - Vice-President
Donna Diefenderfer - Treasurer
Debbie Vandegrift - Secretary

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Schiavo Library: November 2010 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: November 2010 Newsletter

Programs for November
  • Community Night: Thursday evenings: 6:00 – 8:00pm
  • November 4: Wii games
  • November 11: DVD Girl Who Played with Fire
  • November 18: Wii games

New Children’s DVD’s:
Do you have family coming for Thanksgiving? Stop in and check out our DVD’s for children. Here are the newest:
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Mulan
  • Disney/Pixar Cars
  • Ratatouille
  • Finding Nemo
  • Up

Decoy Display:
Thank you to Gina, Dick and Rick for loaning us your decoys and bird carvings. We will soon have a nice display for our front case. And there’s still room for more! Stop in and look them over.

December Event:
Put this on your calendar – December 4: Tree trimming party at the library!
Weekly Brainteaser:
Win a prize instantly! When you stop in, try to solve our brainteaser. It’s different every week. Mike Daniels was our first winner. You could be the next winner!

Strathmere Favorites:
Jessica Weaver recommends: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Christopher John Francis Boone is the protagonist. He knows all the countries of the world and every prime number up to 7057. He is also autistic. Mark Haddon takes you inside the bewildering mind of this 15 year old boy who can solve complex mathematical equations but can’t read the expressions on peoples’ faces. This is a murder mystery, a treatise on reality, an examination of family bonds, and a story of failure, triumph, and love all rolled into one. A totally engaging read. (Chosen as the adult selection for One Book New Jersey 2010; for more information see )

Christine Rohrman, Library Director