Monday, October 23, 2017

Obituary of Lynda Brown from the Deauville Inn

Very sad news from Strathmere, Lynda Carpenter Brown of the Deauville Inn passed on 10/21/17.
Lynda was a loyal friend, kind and generous, always willing to help whenever you needed it. She was super hard working and she was the force behind the Deauville Inn. Her Father had a dream to take the run down old hotel and make it a success, and Linda helped to make it a reality. She did a lot for our little town and she will be greatly missed.

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Obituary of Lynda Brown

Lynda F. Brown (nee Carpenter), 70, resident of Strathmere NJ and Port St. Lucie FL, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 surrounded by her family.  Born in Woodbury, NJ she was co-owner of the Deauville Inn in Strathmere.  Lynda was a member of many community groups and graciously supported numerous charitable organizations. 
Her favorite saying, “If you love your job, you never work a day in your life” was what she lived.  She was an avid golfer, scoring her 1st hole in one on February 9, 1999.  Her family was her number one priority, always providing the comfort and support anyone needed.  She welcomed friends and staff and made everyone feel they were family.
She is survived by her Husband, Ken Brown; her Children, Walter Scanlon, Edward Scanlon, III (Shirley), and Jackie Friend (Bill), and Daughter in Law Margo Brady (Peter); Sister, Barbara Williams (Dan); Brother John Carpenter (Joann); her Mother Gloria Carpenter.  Grandchildren, Edward, Taylor, Morgan, Nicole, Colton, Makenzie, Cassandra, Halie, and Justin who were the light of her life.  Many Nieces, Nephews, and extended family.
She was pre-deceased by “the wind beneath her wings” her Father, Walter Carpenter; and her Granddaughter Brianna Friend.
Her Funeral Service will be offered Thursday at 12 o’clock noon from The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ where friends may call from ten o’clock until the time of service. Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo, NJ.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to either Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 or Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 71, Strathmere, NJ 08248.

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Visitation at Funeral Home
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday, October 26, 2017
The Godfrey Funeral Home Of Palermo
644 South Shore Road
Palermo, New Jersey, 08223

Funeral Service
12:00 pm Thursday, October 26, 2017
The Godfrey Funeral Home Of Palermo
644 South Shore Road
Palermo, New Jersey, 08223

Final Resting Place
Seaside Cemetery Company
559 South Shore Road
Palermo, New Jersey, 08223

Friday, October 06, 2017

Schiavo Library: October 2017 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: October 2017 Newsletter

October Perks
This month we will be offering FREE DVD rentals. Come in and choose your favorite movie. Hopefully we have something you like. If not, suggest a movie and we can try to purchase it for the library. You can’t lose! Also in October and November we will have a drawing for a mystery prize. Check out a book and enter the drawing. You may win!

Fake News and Libraries
Americans struggle to decide what news source they should trust. A recent Pew Research Center Poll shows that the majority of adults find libraries helpful in this search. And surprisingly Millennials are the most ardent library fans.

How to spot fake news (a quick guide):
• Consider the Source (investigate the site, its mission and contact info.)
• Check the Author (Are they credible? Are they real?)
• Check the Date (Reposting of old stories doesn’t mean they’re relevant.)
• Check your Biases (Do your own beliefs affect your judgment?) • Read beyond (Headlines an be outrageous to grab your attention. What’s the whole story?)
• Supporting Sources (Click on those links. Does the info. actually support the story?)
• Is it a Joke? (It might be satire.)
• Ask the Experts (Ask a librarian or consult a fact-checking site.)

Mah Jongg
Mah Jongg continues here at the library, but days and hours vary. Everyone welcome; just call the library to get up-to-date information: 609 486-6265.

Christine Rohrman, Library Director