Friday, May 04, 2012

SIA Newsletter 5 4 2012 - Flounder Season; Full Moon - High Tides? Restaurants; Star Trails; SIA Cruiser Raffle; SIA Meetings, Dues and Facebook

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

Flounder Season opens on Saturday! Both Whale Creek Marina and Frank's Boats are ready for action. The SFEC will be holding the annual Herb Hollinger, Sr. Opening Day Tournament.

Here is Frank bringing his convoy of boats up the bay on Monday:

You may have seen in the news that the full moon Saturday night will be a "super-moon". The moon will be at its closest to the earth for the year 2012. Not only will this make for a great view of the rising moon Saturday evening (assuming a clear sky), but it will also bring the highest predicted tides of the year. Predictions are as follows:
Friday 7:22 pm 5.1 feet
Saturday 8:12 pm 5.3 feet
Sunday 9:03 pm 5.5 feet
Monday 9:55 pm 5.4 feet

While these are very high "predicted" tides, they are of concern only if they fall in conjunction with a sustained period of northeast wind, generating flood tides. Pay attention to that if you park on Bayview Drive over the next few days!

The Deauville Inn is now open seven days a week; Mildred's and La Fontana have been open weekends for awhile; Twisties and Uncle Bill's will be opening Mothers' Day Weekend. The Old Shack will be opening tomorrow, and then will open Saturdays and Sundays until full time on June 8th.

Jimmy Callahan forwarded to us this great time lapse shot of "Star Trails" over Strathmere. Learn more about the picture and photographer here.

As you learned in Linda Bateman's letter yesterday, the Strathmere Improvement Association will be chancing off a really neat "Centennial Cruiser" bicycle this summer. Here is a sneak peek at this beauty:

More to come on this raffle...

We have a great schedule of SIA meetings this summer. Meetings are held at 8:00 pm on the second Friday of June, July, August and September. Much more to come on this also.

We will be holding our annual SIA Community Yard Sale at the Firehouse on Saturday morning, June 30. Put it on your calendar and come browse the many treasures your neighbors have to offer.
If you are interested in a table, please e-mail Linda at  or call Janet Mahley at 856 423-5543 for information.

The Strathmere Improvement Association includes all owners in Strathmere and Whale Beach and many visitors. It was founded over 60 years ago as a community organization with the simple objective of making Strathmere a better place. We are proud of the organization's many accomplishments over the years.

The SIA Board has voted to keep the annual dues at $10 per adult family member. The dues and the fund raisers provide for the Fourth of July Parade and our share of the Christmas Party. We have also donated money to help pay for extra State Police protection.

Please send dues payments to SIA at PO Box 57, Strathmere, NJ 08248. Remember to tell us your correct e-mail address!

If you have adult children or relatives (or visitors) who visit Strathmere, please forward this message to them - perhaps they'd like to receive these newsletters also.
Also, please let us know if you have comments or suggestions for the newsletter or for SIA in general, or if you'd like us to change your e-mail address in our records.
You can contact us by responding to this e-mail at  or by mailing SIA at PO Box 57.

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Celebrate Our Strathmere Centennial! 1912 - 2012

Thanks again for your continuing support of the Strathmere Improvement Association!

Linda Bateman
Elaine Holsomback
Donna Diefenderfer
Dorothy Addario
Ken Weaver



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