Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Strathmere Improvement Association November 10


Strathmere Improvement Association
November 10, 2015 

SIA Officers:
Linda Bateman, President
Elaine Holsomback, Vice President
Donna Diefenderfer, Treasurer
Rosemarie Whelan, Secretary

PO Box 57

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Yes, we know we haven't even had Thanksgiving yet, and the weather sure doesn't feel like December, but the Christmas party is only a month away. Santa checks his maibox every day to see if you're coming!

Dec. 12th      6 pm Deauville Inn Tix: $25.00; Kids 12& under: $15


Please let Santa's #1 helper Donna,  know if you'll be bringing anyone under 12.* Also, as usual, feel free to bring along a dessert and prepare to savor Ed Andress' world famous chowder, a Strathmere tradition in and of itself!
Mail checks to: SIA, Box 57, Strathmere 08248
*email kids' ages to Donna:
donnad921@comcast.net or call  215 801-5876

Ticket deadline Dec. 3. ****While tickets are available at the door, we cannot guarantee a present for a child if we don't know in advance.    (And now we're really getting ahead of ourselves-but please don't put your old Christmas tree or any other branches on the dunes!)

IMG_0066.JPG   Township Engineer Paul Dietrich reports that about 380,000 cubic yards of sand were lost during our recent nor’easter. Throughout the beaches about 100-120’ of beach berm was lost. The Army Corp and the DEP will make a decision in the next few weeks about whether they will fill beach before leaving the area, according to Dietrich.

Playground Initiative Nets Results! Your survey input helped!
 Carol Ferguson of the SFEC,  took pix of our badly deteriorated playground, and Karen Mitchell, CFSWB President, spoke at a recent Twp Committe meeting about the playground survey results: http://www.shorenewstoday.com/upper_township/strathmere-group-says-playground-neglected-for-years-seeks-repairs/article_5805e688-7da6-11e5-95d6-8f468f9f3c51.html

As a result...Within days of the meeting, the rusted chain link fence along the bay was removed, as well as along the sides. New vinyl fence for the bay side is on order. Certified playground mulch will go down,  swings were repaired, and the sink hole filled. A new handicapped swing is on order and will be installed on arrival. Karen thanks the Township for making the playground a "recent priority," but reminds all this "doesn't negate the need for a complete playground makeover."

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

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Schiavo Library: November 2015 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: November 2015 Newsletter

VHS Tapes 
We decided to remove our old VHS tapes from the collection in order to free up more shelf space. If you know of anyone who could use these tapes (thrift shop, nursing home, etc.) please call (609 486-6265) or email info@strathmerelibrary.org. Thanks!

Winter Movie Matinees
This year our movie matinees move to Thursdays at 1:00pm. Some suggested titles include: Big Fish, Stardust, A Christmas Wish and Last Holiday. If you have a favorite, stop in and we’ll try to show it

Revised Check-out Periods
For the winter we will extend check-out periods for books (and audio books) to 30 days and for DVD’s to 14 days. And remember, you can always renew by phone.

Membership Cards – A Milestone
The very first membership card for this library was number 8000. We are now on number 8495 and only have 5 cards left. That means that we have processed almost 500 new members in 6 years. WOW! That’s a real accomplishment. Guess it’s time to get more cards printed! And by the way, your membership card is even more valuable than you think. Just show it at these participating independent libraries: Absecon, Atlantic City, Avalon, Linwood, Margate, Ocean City and Northfield; and you can join their library for free.

New Display
Stop in to see our newest display of teapots. Coming soon in the other display case: Christmas memories.

Christine Rohrman, Library Director

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Friday, October 09, 2015

Schiavo Library: October 2015 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: October 2015 Newsletter 

Used Book Sale:
Our annual “End of Summer” book sale was another record breaker! We made a profit of $773.90 and had 470 people attend. We stretched it to almost 40 days, but it was worth it. Profit from the book sale funds our book budget so that we can carry the newest bestsellers and book club choices. Thanks again for all the donations.

October is Mystery Month at the Library:
For the month of October we are having a special drawing for a “mystery prize.” Check out a book or DVD and enter to win. Good luck!

Hot Items for the Summer Crowd:
So, what was the most popular book this summer?
It was a tie between The Stranger by Harlan Coben and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Children’s books: Our Country’s President and Judy Moody Gets Famous.
DVD’s: Gone Girl and The Theory of Everything.
Children’s DVD: The LEGO Movie.

Mah Jongg: Mah Jongg continues here at the library, but on Fridays at 12:30pm. Everyone welcome. Call the library if you need more information: 609 486-6265.

Ghost Stories: If you like ghost stories, we’ve got them. Lots of great local stories. Check them out (if you dare)! Here are a few:

 Christine Rohrman, Library Director

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Obituary for Strathmere resident Curt McDaniel


McDANIEL, CURTIS O. - 79, of Strathmere, NJ, passed away on October 04. 
Curt was born in Mason, West Virginia and worked for ALOCA as a Field Advisor for forty years. After retirement he started his own consulting business. Curt was a 32nd Degree Mason and fifty year member of Middleport, Ohio Lodge 363 F.&A.M. He loved traveling and had visited all seven continents. Curt also enjoyed fishing and watching his grandchildren grow up on the beach. Curtis is survived by his daughter Pamela (James) Bowen, his son Courtney (Dawn), and his grandchildren Haley, Hunter and Tyler. He is also survived by his brother Calvin (Marilyn) and his sister Sharon (Carl) Archer and was predeceased by his son Shawn. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Those who wish to honor Curt's memory may make a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Arrangements by The Godfrey Funeral Homes