Sunday, September 27, 2015

STM at Philly Pops, October calendar, Star Party news & SFEC Educ Program!

  Strathmere Improvement AssociatonSeptember 28, 2015      

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Experience the true magic of the season with Philadelphia’s most treasured holiday musical tradition.
Join internationally celebrated conductor David Charles Abell, back by popular demand for the third year, as he leads you through an all-new program of Christmas classics. 
This spectacular lineup of exciting musical arrangements features guest vocalist Lisa Vroman, renowned for her role as Christine in Broadway’s Phantom, over 300 musicians, remarkable choirs, and the ever-popular audience sing-along — as well as some surprises your whole family will enjoy!
Come celebrate the Holiday Season at Verizon Hall!
Strathmere Day at
The Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular!
(and dinner in the city afterwards if you desire!)
Sunday, December 6, 3 pm
                     Show tickets: $33.00 each.
Dinner following at Fratelli's Italian Bistro, 1339 Chestnut Street:Includes: Salad, Choice of entree (from list of six), dessert and non-alcoholic beverage.Tax and gratuity included!
We've reserved a block of tickets in the upper tier at Verizon Hall and have secured a parking discount as well. After the concert, walk a few blocks along Broad St, taking in the holiday lights, and enjoy dinner out on the town. If you don't have time to stay for dinner, we hope you'll still come for the show. Bring along your kids and grandkids! 
For more info: or call Linda Bateman, 609 970-0157.  Carpools are forming, so let us know if you need a ride or would be willing to drive.


SIA Star Party! Twice as many opportunities for viewing the skies!

Derrick Pitts, from The Fels Planetarium at The Franklin Institute, is setting up his telescope on Randolph, Saturday, October 10 @6:45 pm for you to take a peek at Saturn. When darkness fully sets in @7:30 pm, enjoy his narration of the many constellations on view. Bring along a flashlight and chair or blanket.   
Bonus!  The next morning, right before daybreak @ 6 am, Derrick will be back with his telescope and you can view Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Mercury before daybreak! October 11, 6am Randolph                                       

Also on October 10: SFEC Meeting and Educational Program. 4 pm, Firehouse

  October Calendar is ready for viewing. Download at:

Citizens for Strathmere and Whale Beach Annual Meeting: October 3, 10 am Firehouse

Lots on the agenda, including playground discussion and Bayview flooding.


Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248
United States

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Strathmere Improvement Association September 16, 2015

Strathmere Improvement Association       
 September 16, 2015


With great sadness, we're letting you know that Ted Bamford passed away on Monday, September 14. We offer our heartfelt condolences to Ted's family and friends. Services are Friday at St. Joseph's in SIC. 
To view his obituary online:

In other unrelated news: Karen Mitchell and Carol Ferguson are spearheading efforts to rebuild the tot lot on the bay. Please log on to the following survey link to show your support for a new playground, and to offer ideas:


Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248
United States

Obituary for Ted Bamford of Strathmere


BAMFORD EDMUND "TED", 89, of Strathmere, NJ passed away peace-fully on Sept. 14, 2015. 

Ted graduated from Germantown H.S. and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy to defend his country during WW II. After his service he returned home and was employed by Philco Corp. (Ford Motors) where after many company name changes he retired in 1982. 
Ted then left the East Falls section of Phila. to enjoy his retirement in his dream home in the Whale Beach section of Strathmere. As an active member of the community Ted served as a Lieutenant and Treasurer in the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Co., Chairman of the Fire District Board of Commissioners, Member of the Strathmere Improvement Assoc., and as an Usher in St. Joseph's Church. 
Predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Eileen, and sister May Klusman, Ted is survived by his son Ted (Diane), daughter Dawn Valeo (Tony), brother Sidney, Grandchildren Robert (Christie), Jennifer Mason (Rob), Ted (Amy), Caitlin Adams (Greg), Courtney Valeo, Emily Valeo, and eight great grandchildren.

Friends may call on Friday after 9 A.M. in St. Joseph's Church, 44th and Landis Ave. in Sea Isle City, NJ 08243. Funeral Mass at 10 A.M. Interment at Cape May Co. Veterans Cem. 

Contributions may be made to "Strathmere Vol. Fire Co. Memorial Fund", 5 S. Commonwealth Ave., Strathmere, NJ 08248. Memories shared at:
Published on on Sept. 16, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Schiavo Library: September 2015 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: September 2015 Newsletter

Used Book Sale: 
Our sixth annual end of summer book sale is happening now! Come on in for some great buys. The sale goes until September 26th.

New Trends for Relaxing:
This summer we had a program on Meditation and Relaxation given by Marya Small. It was very well received and we hope she’ll be back again next summer – maybe for more than one session.
But if you would like something different to help you relax this winter, you may want to try one of these two new trends: coloring books for adults or Zentangle.
Any book store will have lots of choices of coloring books and of course, you can find them online too. The relaxation is supposed to come while you concentrate on filling in the intricate designs with colored pencils or pens. Zentangle is the art of drawing structured patterns and is supposed to be calming and creative. It’s done with black pens on white paper.
Here are some examples of both:

Summer Wrap-up:
This summer we had a great time at the Terrapin Release Program with 133 attending and many donating towards next year’s program. The Family Scavenger Hunt turned into a super competition between 2 families. Lots of laughs! Hope you had a great summer, too!!

September News: 
*September is “Amnesty Month.” NO FINES are collected for overdue books!
*September returns to normal off season hours – NO Thursday evening hours.
*Mah Jongg continues here on Wednesdays at 10:00am. Come in and join the players!

 Christine Rohrman, Library Director