Wednesday, August 15, 2012

SIA Newsletter 8 14 2012 - Trolley Rides Rescheduled to September 1; Nightmare This Saturday

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,
This Saturday Evening, August 18 at 6:30 pm, the SFEC will hold the annual "Nightmare in Strathmere" Boat Parade.

The parade is the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club's biggest fund raiser of the year, and always a barrel of fun!
It's not just for people on the bay! There will be awards for boats, houses on the bay and houses off the bay.
Register your boat or house at the old Corson's Inlet Marina (Bayview & Putnam) at 7:00 pm Friday night or in front of Twisties on Saturday afternoon.
Please plan to buy raffle tickets (ten for $10 - first prize $1000; 2nd: $300; 3rd: $200) and Nightmare tee shirts (with the design above).
Raffle Tickets are on sale this week at Frank's and Whale Creek; Tee Shirts on Bayview at Putnam and both will be on sale outside Twisties on Saturday afternoon.

But mostly, come out and watch the Boat Parade at 6:30 this Saturday!
Awards for houses and boats and the raffle drawing will be held at the Deauville Beach House at 9:00 pm that night.

Here is a link to pictures of last year's parade...


This Thursday, at 7:00 pm, the Schiavo Library will hold their Second Annual Local Authors' Night.
Twelve local authors are scheduled to attend. They’ll discuss their books which include novels, memoirs, historical nonfiction, biography, children and young adult.
Light refreshments will be served.


On Wednesday, August 29, the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company will hold its Second Annual Barbecue at the Deauville Beach House, from 6 to 9pm.
Tickets ($25 per person) may be obtained from any Fire Company Member or by calling (609) 780-7083. A ticket includes:

Grilled chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, corn on the cob and live music!


On Saturday, September 1, from 9 am to 11 am, the SFEC will hold its free KIDS' SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT at the Prescott Street beach.
The tournament is open to all children age 17 and under (kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult), so bring your children and grandchildren! They need to bring their own fishing rod and tackle (pyramid weights only, please).


That evening, also September 1, the SIA has rescheduled the Centennial Trolley Rides.
Same format as before: Kids' 20-minute Fun Rides at 4:00;
Adult Historical Rides at 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00.

Hopefully the Weather Gods will be kind!

Here's what Bayview Drive looked like last Saturday when we had hoped to begin the Trolley Rides:

Upcoming Events - mark your calendars:
**Schiavo Library, Second Annual Local Authors' Night, Thursday, August 16, 7:00pm

**"Nightmare in Strathmere" Boat Parade, 6:30, Saturday, August 18

**Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company Annual BBQ, Deauville Beach House, Wednesday, August 29, 6 to 9 pm

**Kids' Surf Fishing Tournament, Saturday, September 1, 9:00 am

**Rescheduled Centennial Trolley Tours, sponsored by the SIA, Saturday, August 11; Children, 4 pm; Adults: 5, 6 and 7 pm

**SIA Meeting Friday, September 14, 8:00 pm Ask the Expert. A local "expert" will speak on "Common Mistakes in Winterizing" and answer questions regarding summer homeowners planning to close up for the winter.

**Last day of Flounder Season, Friday, September 28
**Services at the Strathmere United Methodist Church every Sunday to September 30: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30 Service.

Let us know of additions or corrections!
And once again, check out Carol Baker's wonderful Strathmere History website at

Celebrate Our Strathmere Centennial!
1912 - 2012


Thanks very much for your continuing support of the Strathmere Improvement Association!

Linda Bateman   
Elaine Holsomback      
Donna Diefenderfer       
Dorothy Addario       
Ken Weaver

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