Monday, June 29, 2015

The Comcast Network’s 'Breakfast on Broad' broadcasting from The Deauville & Uncle Bill's 7/3

Jillian Mele, host of The Comcast Network’s Breakfast on Broad, morning sports talk show is going to broadcast live from the Deauville Inn, Uncle Bob’s Pancake House from 6 a.m. until 8 a.m. on Friday, July 3.  Jillian appearance is part of our  “BOB at the Beach,” which will see Jillian hit up various breakfast hot spots along the Jersey Shore all summer long. 

If you are not familiar with Breakfast on Broad, here is the link to the show’s website.

Channel guide on where to watch The Comcast Network - 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Weather Forces Cancellation of Star Party 6/20

Weather Forces Cancellation  of Star Party

While Derrick Pitts is a firm believer that the show must go on, we also need the heavens to be visible for that to happen. Tomorrow night’s forecast is for heavy clouds and rain. Therefore, we’re forced to postpone the Star Party until a future date.

We’ll let you know when calendars are compared.

Meanwhile, Derrick will still be in town Saturday night, and if by chance there’s a bit of a clearing, he’ll be out on the beach at Randolph after dark happy to talk about the heavens.
The pipe’s been taken away, the beach is graded, so if there’s a break in the clouds, stroll on by.

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

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Strathmere Improvement Association - June

Castaway Lounge Kicks Off Its Season This Saturday!
The Castaway Lounge is featuring local musicians for its 2015 series. More from Ella: We are pleased to announce that our first concert of the year will feature singer songwriter Andrew Jude ( from Sea Isle) and friend. Please join us on Saturday night, June 13 at 8:45 for a great evening! As always, BYOB - see you soon !!!     207 Bayview, Strathmere

Join us for the SIA Star Party!
The Strathmere Improvement Association (SIA) invites you to celebrate the Summer Solstice under the stars on Randolph Ave. Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer of The Franklin Institute's Fels Planetarium, will guide us on a trip across the heavens. Bring a beach chair or blanket, (and maybe a flashlight for walking) and join us at:       8:45 pm, June 20, Randolph Ave                        Proudly underwriten by the SIA.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Dues are Due!
If you haven't already done so, please pay your SIA dues of $10.00 per adult. Your contribution gives you a vote at SIA meetings and underwrites the cost of numerous community activities such as the Star Party, and coming in July and August, respectively, our own version of Antiques Roadshow and a presentation from the Marine Mammal Stranding Ctr. Past events have included the Centennial Trolley Tour and the Beach Party.  
The SIA also co-sponsors (and contributes financially to) the annual Christmas Party and the July 4th Parade. Please mail a check payable to SIA, Box 57, Strathmere, 08248. Visitors, residents and friends of SIA are welcome as members.

Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming Dates
June 20 -Star Party, 8:45                               August 14-SIA Meeting, Stranding Ctr
July 4th-Parade, 9:30 Registration             August 29-Nightmare!
July 10-SIA meeting, Antiques Night

Hats and Bags for sale: or 609 970-0157

Friday, June 05, 2015

Schiavo Library: June 2015 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: June 2015 Newsletter 

Used Book Sale:
Our SIXTH annual “Welcome Summer” Used Book Sale is still going strong. Next week will be the “Fill a Bag for $2” sale. Stop in for some FINAL bargains. We have TONS of books left!

Caldecott Winners:
The American Library Association chooses a gold medal winner and several silver medal winners from all the children’s picture books published during the year. We have these now in the library; come in and “Look!” them over:

Summer Programs & Events:
Preview Our summer programs will begin on July 1st. Children will have almost the same schedule as last year. Teens will have their own photo contest and summer reading incentives. Adults will have a new lecture series on Wed. mornings. The new 2015 brochure of summer programs and times will be available soon.

Our new events: 
MOVIE NIGHT FOR KIDS – July 23rd. “Song of the Sea”

Our tried-and-true events:
FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT: July 30 7:00pm (sign up at the library)

Christine Rohrman, Library Director 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Strathmere Improvement Association Update - trash, Beach dredging, SIA fundraising items

Memorial Day greetings to all our Strathmere and Whale Beach friends and neighbors.

1.Attached are two pdf files: one showing some of the beach progress and the other highlighting two new items for sale as fundraisers for the Improvement Association (SIA).

2. Also here's a reminder regarding trash and recycling for Monday: The Township will be collecting as per usual. If you must leave town before your containers are empty, please try to ask a neighbor to bring them back from the curb.

3. Township Engineer Paul Dietrich has provided the following beach replenishment update (Please see attached file).

For the weekend, beaches from Tecumseh south will be open. If work continues as scheduled, it is possible that Vincent will also be open. Security guards are on the beach and rope off areas where work is being done, so please watch for them and be sure to stay clear of the equipment and the roped off areas. Work will continue through the weekend and is a 24/7 operation. There is NO safe beach access at this time north of Winthrop.

New beach access paths are being installed. They will be 10' wide and compacted gravel will be installed on the walkway. A split rail fence will be on either side of walkways. The Upper Township Beach Patrol will have guards stationed in the Lifeguard Headquarters on Williams and in Whale Beach near the port-a-potty. That schedule is expected to be in place into early June.

As previously announced, the plan is to continue work on the north end in town (approx. 20 more days), then the crew will head to Avalon until mid July and return to work in Whale Beach.

We wish you a happy, safe summer season "down the shore." More news to follow!

Thanks very much for your continuing support of the Strathmere Improvement Association!

Linda Bateman        Elaine Holsomback        Donna Diefenderfer          Rosemarie Whelan              
    President              Vice-President                  Treasurer                             Recording Secretary      

PS Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Summer Solstice Star Party on June 20, sponsored by the SIA and presented by Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer and Director of the Fels Planetarium, The Franklin Institute.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Schiavo Library: May 2015 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: May 2015 Newsletter 

Used Book Sale:
Our SIXTH annual “Welcome Summer” Used Book Sale is scheduled for May 22 – June 13th. It looks like it will be a great sale this year. We even have some antique books for sale. Our hours are 10 - 4pm Tuesday – Saturday. Most books and other media are very reasonably priced ($.25 to $1.00). For more information call the library: (609) 486-6265 or email us:

Computer and WIFI Updates:
We’ve been busy this winter updating our computers and WIFI network. We now have two networks for WIFI and a stronger signal. The patron computers have new batteries, Windows 7, all updates, Office 2010 and Adobe. Hopefully, this will mean less problems and faster downloading, etc.

 “Choose Privacy Week”
This week, May 1- 7, the American Library Association is sponsoring “Choose Privacy Week”. They urge library patrons to be vigilant and informed about protecting privacy when using public computers or public WIFI networks. For more information about this important subject, go to their website: You’ll also find information there about the latest rulings that concern our everyday privacy.

Sneak Peek – Summer Programs:
We’re still tweaking our summer schedule, but here are some of our ideas:
 •Special themes for story times: pirate, pet day, fairy tales, beach day, etc.
 •A daytime lecture series for adults featuring “Our Night Sky”, Optimizing Brain Fitness”, and “An Introduction to Genealogy”.
•Movie Night for Kids

New Book Titles 
Some recent additions to our collection:
*A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
*The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
*Endangered by C.J. Box
*In Wilderness by Diane Thomas
*Prodigal Son by Danielle Steel
*NYPD Red 3 by James Patterson
*Someone is Watching by Joy Fielding
*The Escape by David Baldacci

Christine Rohrman, Library Director