Wednesday, August 06, 2014

SIA Newsletter 8 6 2014 - SIA Meeting Friday; Beach Party Saturday at 7 (not 7:30); Castaway at 9; Sports News; Suncatcher; Piano Available; Canning Program; Kayak Festival; Updated Calendar; SIA Dues

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

Our August SIA Meeting will be held this Friday, 8 pm at the firehouse.

The next night, Saturday, we’ll have our rescheduled beach party at the Sumner Road Beach.
Note that we’ve moved the time up to 7:00 pm.

Tomorrow, Thursday, August 7, the Library will hold a FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT at 7:00 pm (sign up at the library).


In sports news, Strathmere Lifeguard Ford Palmer broke the four-minute mile barrier last Friday, winning the Sir Walter Miler Race at Meredith College in 3:57:61.
Congratulations, Ford!
The feat was reported in the Press of Atlantic City in this article.


Congratulations also to Brian Furey and the rest of the Ocean City / Upper Township 11-12 Little Leaguers, who won the Section 4 Championship, but then lost the State Final game by one run in a tremendously exciting game. Read about it here in OCNJ Daily or here on Ocean City Patch.
Furey and the Upper Township 9-10 Little Leaguers, who did win the NJ State Championship and are now playing in the National Regional Playoffs in Cranston, Rhode Island, where they are 2-1 in games so far, beating the New York and Maryland champions but losing to Pennsylvania.

They play the Delaware State Champions at 11:00 am tomorrow, with semi-finals and finals on Friday and Saturday.
Unfortunately, CJ has not been able to play since he was hit in the knee by a pitch in the District Finals. At first it was thought to be a broken kneecap, but luckily was not.
He is recovering well but has to root for the team from Strathmere
We believe both Brian and CJ will be attending Friday night’s SIA meeting to receive their Bergus Scholarship Awards.

Remember that the SIA’s fund raiser this year is a $5.00 suncatcher / tree ornament with a picture, taken by Ted Kingston, of Strathmere’s snowy owl.
If you’d like one (or more - great for Christmas presents), call an SIA Board member and pick them up. We’ll also have them at Friday’s meeting and Saturday’s Beach Party.
Linda Bateman: 609-970-0157; 14 East Tecumseh Road 
Elaine Holsomback: 609-504-8636; 29 E. Sumner Road 
Ken Weaver: (609) 263-6846; 212 S. Bayview Drive 
Rosemarie Whelan: (609) 263-2507; 33 E. Sherman Road 
Donna Diefenderfer: 215-801-5876; 401 S. Bayview Drive

The Evans family on Bayview Drive have a piano that is available free to a good home!
The dimensions are 35 3/4” high, 57 1/2” wide, and 23 3/4” deep. 
It plays, but does need some repair work. 
If you are interested, please email Jane at

Upper Township’s Green Team, in conjunction with the Schiavo Library, will sponsor a Canning Program On August 12th, 10:00 am at the Strathmere Firehouse.
You can learn how to can South Jersey Tomatoes with local experts Terry Halter Burrell and Michele Bradley, who have been canning for more than 55 years.

Cost is $20, all equipment will be provided.

To register, call Christine Rohrman, Rita Schiavo Library Director, at (609) 486-6265.

Better hurry, there is only room for 8 participants.


Mark your calendars for the UTBP Kayak and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board Festival on next Saturday, August 16th.
 It will begin with a 5K Run / 1 Mile Health Walk at 8:00 am.
The Ocean Kayak / Stand Up Paddle preliminary races begin at 11:15 am and the finals should conclude around 3:00 pm.
More details as we get closer to the date.
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Upcoming Events - please mark your calendars:
*Schiavo Library Family Scavenger Hunt, 7:00 pm, Thursday, August 7
*SIA Meeting, 8:00 pm, Friday, August 8
*SIA Family Beach Party, 7:00 pm, Saturday, August 9
*Castaway Lounge, 9:00 pm, Saturday, August 9
*Canning Program at the Firehouse, Tuesday, August 12 at 10:00 am
*UTBP Kayak / SUP Festival, Saturday, August 16
*SFEC Nightmare in Strathmere Boat Parade, 6:30 pm, Saturday, August 23
*SVFC Fund-Raising Barbecue, Thursday, August 28, 6:00 pm
*SFEC Kids’ Surf Tournament, Saturday, August 30, 9:00 to 11:00 am
*Last Day of Flounder Season Saturday, September 27
Services at the Strathmere United Methodist Church every Sunday until October: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30 Service.
Let us know of additions or corrections!


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.
Thanks very much for your continuing support of the Strathmere Improvement Association!
Linda Bateman
Elaine Holsomback
Donna Diefenderfer
Rosemarie Whelan
Ken Weaver

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