Saturday, November 15, 2014

SIA Newsletter 11/14/14:

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

The Christmas Party is getting closer, and Santa needs help getting his list together! 
The annual Strathmere Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 13,
from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at the Deauville Inn. 
Santa needs to know ASAP how many children will be attending and their age and gender.

Please let Santa’s helper Donna Diefenderfer know. 
Contact Donna at or 215-801-5876.

The ticket charge will be $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.
These prices include taxes and gratuity, but no drink tickets (there will be a cash bar).
Tickets may be obtained by sending a check to the SIA at P.O. Box 57, Strathmere, NJ 08248. Please specify the number of adults and children. If children are included, please specify age and gender (to help Santa). All ticket purchases must be received by Friday, December 5. Please don't wait until the last minute!

Planning and executing the Christmas Party takes a lot of work. Please buy your tickets early!


We had lots of requests, so additional snowy owl suncatchers / ornaments are now here! They’ll make great Christmas gifts!

They’ll look great on a Christmas tree also; they come with both a tree hanger and a suction cup for a window. The cost is $5.00, and you can get them at the Schiavo Library, at 401-B Bayview Drive (call 215-801-5876 first) or at 212 Bayview Drive (call 609-263-6846 first).
 If you’d like them mailed, please send a check made out to SIA to P.O. Box 57, 08248.
The postage and package cost is $2.00 extra for one, two or three (three would be $17), and $1.00 extra for each suncatcher after that (five would be $29).


Not much new on the beach replenishment project. We should know more in ten days or so.
Looks like we need it soon along Neptune, where the ocean has “taken beach” and took down the last snow fence before the road.

On the other hand, it looks like it’s “making beach” along the Point at the State Park.
You can see the sand is several feet higher in the last few weeks along the steel wall.

All three pictures were taken Wednesday, about two hours after high tide. A pretty big beach for this close to high tide.

Here is some information on the beachfill project from the OCNJ Daily:


Finally, here is the latest news from the Schiavo Library!


Upcoming Events - please mark your calendars:
SFEC Last Cast Tournament, Friday & Saturday, November 28 & 29
SFEC Elections and Christmas Meeting, Firehouse, Saturday, December 6, 4:00 pm
Strathmere Christmas Party, Deauville Inn, Saturday, December 13, 6:00 pm
Let us know of additions or corrections!

The Strathmere Improvement Association invites all owners, renters and vacationers in Strathmere and Whale Beach to join as dues paying members.
The SIA was founded in 1951 as a community organization with the simple objective of making Strathmere a better place.We work to preserve our town’s “hometown feeling” and to keep lines of communication open within town, and with local government.
We are proud of the organization's many accomplishments over the years, including sponsorship of 2012 Centennial activities, taking on a key organizing and leadership role in Strathmere and Whale Beach relief efforts after Sandy, and hosting an annual community beach party and concert or similar event.
Additionally, the July and August SIA meetings feature programs of interest to vacationers and homeowners.
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 the SIA at PO Box 57, Strathmere 08248.
Thanks very much for your continuing support of the Strathmere Improvement Association

Linda Bateman
Elaine Holsomback
Donna Diefenderfer
Rosemarie Whelan
Ken Weaver 

Friday, November 07, 2014

Schiavo Library: November 2014 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: November 2014 Newsletter 

Friday Movie Matinees:
This year our Friday movie matinees will start in November and continue into December or longer. It’s a fun thing to do in the winter. Our titles for November are: August: Osage County, Captain Phillips and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. We even have a comfy area for movie viewing: Join us!!

Revised Check-out Periods:
For the winter we will extend check-out periods for books (and audio books) to 30 days and for DVD’s to 14 days. And for the month of November, we’re featuring one FREE DVD rental per visit. So, no excuses – stop in and borrow a book, audio book or DVD. You can always renew by phoning us or emailing the library.

Mystery Month Prize Drawing:
Everyone who checked out a book in October was entered into our prize drawing. The winner of a new tote bag was: Bill Hinshillwood. Congratulations!

Totally Interesting Displays: 
I hope you stopped in this fall to see our display cases. If not, please come soon. We still have the Breyer horses and a fascinating collection of School Memorabilia. Next month we’ll be showcasing the holidays.

Christine Rohrman, Library Director