Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Nightmare; Sept. Calendar; SIA August Minutes; Trash Reminder

August 27, 2018
Another Nightmare in the Books; September Calendar and August 18 SIA Minutes-Plus Trash Reminder!

1. Trash and Recycling will be picked up as usual on Monday, September 3 (Labor Day). Reminder: Recycling must NOT be bagged. Please remind tenants and folks coming off the beach that recyclable material should be loose.

2. September's calendar is available in printable form at the SIA website.

3. Minutes of the August 18, 2018 SIA meeting are posted on the website as well.

4. A golden sky and full moon marked the beautiful Bayside on Nightmare. For a list of winners and pix from the night, visit: http://www.strathmereimprovementassociation.org/


Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 4
Strathmere New Jersey 08248
United States 

Friday, August 03, 2018

Schiavo Library: August 2018 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: August 2018 Newsletter

Summer Fun Highlights
We have had an awesome Summer so far, but the fun isnt over yet.  Check out the rest of our programs we have for this month below.  Here are a few Photos from July’s events which were our New Program Bird Walking on the beach (17 attended); Turtle Terrapin Release (record Breaking number of 175 attended); New Horseshoe Crab Program (26 attended):

August Activities
We still have a couple more weeks of our children’s activities for the summer; please join us for:
·         Story Time – Tuesday 10:30 – 11:00am
·         LEGO Club – Tuesday 11:00-11:30am
·         Family Scvenger Hunt – Thursday, August 2nd (6pm)
·         Open MIC night – Thursday, August 9th (6pm) ~ SIA will be recording stories to share of Strathmere.
·         Family BINGO night – Thursday, August 16th (6pm)

Summer Raffle Winner
The “Spa Day Basket” was won by Rick Doyle. Congratulations!!

End of Summer Used Book Sale
Save the dates: Aug. 30th – Sept. 30th. Get your bargains here!  

Melissa Warren, Library Director
Enjoy the rest of your Summer! 

Strathmere Improvement Association August

August 3, 2018

Planning Board News; Open Mic Reminder; Kids Surf Fishing Tourney; Star Party; August SIA Meeting

Planning Board Meeting, Wed. August 8, 5 pm; Township Hall.

 The Planning Board is meeting Wednesday to discuss and adopt the “Master Plan Reexamination, Housing Plan element and the Fair Share Plan.” The Board will focus on affordable housing in Upper Township in order to meet the state deadline and to afford a penalty. You can view the agenda here: http://uppertownship.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Planning-Board-Meeting-Notice-Aug-8.pdf
    During a phone call with Planning Board Chair Jim Kelly and SIA President Linda Bateman, Mr. Kelly said that the public is always welcome but that Strathmere will not be discussed as part of the agenda. It is important to note that the Township had budgeted for a mini-update to Strathmere's Master Plan for this year and despite several organizations and individuals repeatedly urging for the planning to begin and to include Strathmere residents in the process, this has not happened as of yet. Ted Kingston and Gary Riordan are Planning Board members and Mr. Kelly recognizes many of our concerns as related by Ted and Gary, and has reached out again to the Township to "get the ball rolling" on Strathmere's Master Plan update.
   Attending Wednesday's meeting, however, would be a show of force and would allow you to speak if you choose during the public comment session before the vote is called.  Our message is that we need a comprehensive master plan for Strathmere and Whale Beach, and we want to be part of the process.

Strathmere Stories Continue to Grow! Open Mic Night, Thursday, August 9, 6-8 pm, Schiavo Library
   Here's a fun way to share your memories or to tell a story about your life in Strathmere. It can be a quick three minute tale or a longer, wider ranging recollection. Bring along your family members to chat about the time you...We all have a story. We want yours! There will be two cameras to avoid a long wait time and you're invited to come hear what others are saying. Check out some of the Strathmere Stories on our You Tube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Z1aBKhyjZag1UM9lzV1vQ/videos?view_as=subscriber.
   Here are one or two examples you might enjoy: Marilyn Roland in a two minute clip about Corson Toads: https://youtu.be/GVOu5aEXZXE; Here's a longer interview with Bill Cowan, a former SIA president and a long time year round resident: https://youtu.be/V4EfYM6uj4M
   You can request a specific time or just show up. More info: email sia1912@comcast.net or call 609 970-0157.

Note Earlier Date this Year for  Annual SFEC Kids Surf Fishing Tournament, Prescott, August 11, 8 am Registration
   Always a great day for kids and their parents. This year the SIA will be on hand with a special gift designed to create awareness of an easy way to reduce the use of plastic straws. (shhh-it's a surprise!) Check SFEC website for more details.

 Star Party Returns, August 17, 8:30 pm, Randolph.
   As you may have already heard, Derrick Pitts is returning to Randolph Beach just as Venus sets prominently in the sky during the quarter moon. Venus will also be accompanied by Jupiter, Mercury and Mars. Sponsored by the Strathmere Improvement Association through member support of dues and fundraising activities. See SIA website for more details.

August Calendar (Printable version) and more news and event details available on SIA* Website: http://www.strathmereimprovementassociation.org/

Save the Date: SIA August Meeting Moves to Saturday morning, August 18, 10 am, Firehouse. Election of officers; Bergus-Laurence Honor Roll awards; updates on news and happenings and special guest Gary Riordan  on Twisties in a (Coco)Nutshell!   

Note: Still a few zip up hoodies and black mesh hats available Saturday 10 am-noon. 14 E Tecumseh.  Sizes limited: Adult Small, XLG, 2XL and 3XL. $30.00 each; hats $10.00.