Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SIA Newsletter 2/9/15

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,
Next Monday, February 16, we celebrate Presidents’ Day.
Since it is a Township Holiday, there will be no trash or recycling collected.
Trash will be collected on Tuesday, February 17. Please hold your recycling until February 23.
Our Strathmere Fire Commission elections will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015, from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Voting Location: Second Floor, Strathmere Firehouse. There are two, three-year-term commissioner positions to be voted on, and two candidates:
Donna Diefenderfer (incumbent) and Steve Nickelsberg (incumbent)
Also to be voted on is the 2015 annual Fire District taxation budget of $79,045, as outlined in detail here.
There is lots more information on the Strathmere Fire Commission at their website, here.
Here’s a “blast from the past” that you may enjoy.
The La Fontana de Mare Restaurant is remodeling, and when they took off the siding they exposed the service garage that Harlan Wittkamp added to the building right after WW II.

Pretty neat! In the late 1940’s, this building was our post office, a soda fountain and a service station.

The Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club will hold their annual Winter Social on March 7 at the Lobster Loft in Sea Isle City. 
More information, including how to purchase tickets, is available on their website here.
You don’t have to be a member to come to the Social, but why not join? 
Some of us don’t even fish – yet we’re members because it’s so much fun!
As we reported earlier, the beach replenishment project will begin in April at the Point (Corson’s Inlet State Park). 
It is expected that they will work south and complete the Whale Beach portion by Memorial Day, before progressing on to Townsend’s Inlet.
Beaches will be closed 1000 feet at a time, and work will continue 24 hours a day.
The Township plans on a public meeting to discuss the replenishment project, but no date has been set. 


This Saturday will be the 21st annual Polar Bear Plunge, in Sea Isle City. High temperature that day is forecast at 30 degrees. Gazette article here.
The next day, Sunday, will be the annual 7th annual Run / Walk for Autism. High temperature that day is forecast at 18 degrees! Gazette article here.
The Schiavo Library has been closed since the beginning of February, and will reopen on February 17.
The Ocean Drive Bridge over Townsend’s Inlet will remain closed until April 30th, 2015.
Finally, if you follow us on Facebook, you’ve seen lots of Greg Bennett’s great sunset pictures.

Upcoming Events - please mark your calendars:
**Schiavo Library Reopens, Tuesday, February 17
**Fire Commission Elections, Saturday, February 21, 2 pm to 9 pm at the Firehouse
**SFEC Winter Social, Saturday, March 7, 6:00 pm to 10 pm at the Lobster Loft
Let us know of additions or corrections!

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