Thanks to Ted Kingston for the two aerial views and to Karen Mitchell for the view of the beach looking toward the Point.
(L) Whale Beach looking north; lots of beach! Photos by Karen Mitchell
Approximately 510,000 cubic feet of sand were pumped onto Strathmere's beaches in the past few weeks. The dredge has left and new dune grass and a couple crossovers will be part of the next phase. Work was round the clock, even on Thanksgiving and the evening lights of the barge and from the work on the beach cast interesting shadows and onto and into homes. We won't miss the ever present "beep, beep" sounds all through the night, though.
Strathmere in the Off Season!
There's something magical about Strathmere in the wintertime. From crisp, sometimes windy days, to bright sunrises and ribbons of color and clouds in evening skies, we are treated daily to life in paradise. Winter stars light the way; please try to reduce exterior lighting for maximum winter stargazing!
Many thanks to all who contributed pix throughout the year, especially Ted Kingston and Greg Bennett. To share pix with us, please email: Sia1912@comcast.net
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As we continue to build our Strathmere Stories Archive, we invite you to sit back and watch Strathmere's Tom Leonard share his life's adventures on the seas, always returning to Strathmere. (Volunteers needed to help splice videos via our youtube channel.)
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Plan to Attend: Planning Board Meeting
January 16, 7:30 pm, UT Hall
2018 Stockton Coastal Report
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New Whale Beach homeowner Tom Gimpel shared this super drone footage of Whale Beach shot over the weekend of Aug. 17.
We have uploaded two documents, drafts of revised building ordinance changes and the UT Waterway Access Plan. Both will ultimately become part of the Township Master Plan. Of particular interest to large lot owners, is the addition of a sliding scale. The waterway access plan notes the public's misgivings about a Strathmere fishing pier, and defers it for now.
The public is invited to comment at the meeting, and whenever the two plans receive Planning Board approval, they will move to the Township level and be introduced there; again for public comment.
Both files are in pdf format and open as soon as you click on the red and/or blue boxes below.
2020 dues. Please send a check for your dues to the SIA, PO Box 4, Strathmere, NJ 08248. $10.00 per person. Your dues help underwrite the July 4th Parade prizes, the annual Christmas Party, newsletter and website fees, and several programs held over the summer season. Last summer we gave away 250 stainless steels straws to young people to help raise awareness of reducing plastic on our beaches and in our waters.
Thanks so much for taking part in a community organization dedicated to preserving life as we know it in Strathmere and to keeping you informed of goings on around town.
Have you seen Ken Weaver's video of his presentation on early Strathmere history yet? Fire up the popcorn! Thanks, Ken, for generously sharing your work.
July 4 2019 Parade Winners. Click on Red Box for a list of winners. Missed the Parade? Watch it by clicking on the video below.
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Full moon rose over town Friday night.
Remember these? If you'd like to register your vehicle as belonging to a "local," a free bumper sticker is avaliable. Email: email@example.com for details. Good for security- identifies your vehicle as one that belongs in town, especially during the off season. (@2" high X 3.5" wide)
Parts 1 & 2 of Dave and Karen Townsend's talk. Rough cuts; we need help with editing! Check out other Strathmere Stories while there.
Strathmere United Methodist Church
Needs Your Help!
Two fabulous shots from Greg Bennett
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Changes to UT Trash and Recycling:
1. Bulk Trash will only be collected the first Tuesday of each month, excluding December.
2. Recycling placed in plastic bags will NOT be collected.
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Church trustees have launched a major fundraising campaign to replace its "beyond repair" organ. A reconditioned one has been located and will cost $16,000. if you can, please mail a check to SUMC, Box 93, STM 08248 to help defray the costs. Donations may also be made In Memory of or In Honor Of someone (IMO/IHO). Regardless of your religious preference, SUMC has been home to countless concerts, funeral and memorial services, hymn sings and Sunday services. It's "the town's" church.
Last fall, the SIA made a donation of $500.00 to help defray some of the costs of the winter season. Here's hoping you'll be able to offer financial support, too.
Tank Tops Reduced to $10.00, limited supply. A Few Pink and Orange Bags available. Strathmere Swag on Sale
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