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Sunset taken by Janice Connell on the evening of Janet's death.

Many thanks to all who contributed pix throughout the year, especially Ted Kingston and Greg Bennett. To share pix with us, please email:

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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.)

Strathmere United Methodist Church Needs Your Help!

Remember these? If you'd like to register your vehicle as belonging to a "local," a free bumper sticker is avaliable. Email: 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)

It's never too late to pay your 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.

Nightmare Saturday!  Parade begins 6:30 pm-SFEC for details

​Strathmere Improvement Association

PO Box 4, Strathmere, NJ 08248

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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.

New Whale Beach homeowner Tom Gimpel shared this super drone footage of Whale Beach shot over the weekend of Aug. 17.

   Additionally, new officers were elected effective January 1, 2020: Linda Bateman, President; Janice Connell, Vice President; Rosemarie Whelan, Secretary; Peggy Kiessling, Treasurer; and Donna Diefenderfer, Member-at-Large. 

   Minutes of the complete meeting can be viewed by clicking on the green box on the left. Following the meeting, Dave and Karen Townsend presented an illustrated talk about their trip to Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day and Dave's personal journey to learn more about his father's Naval service on that day and during the war. 


   Church trustees are launching a major fundraising campaign to replace its "beyond repair" organ. A reconditioned one has been located and will cost $16,000. More details to follow, but if you can, please mail a check to SUMC, Box 93, STM 08248 to help defray the costs. 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.

   In late 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.

SIA Meeting Update: More than 40 people attended Saturday's SIA August meeting. We honored the 2020 Bergus-Laurence Honor Roll students pictured: John Pond, Matthew Pond, (graduated this year and is heading to Notre Dame!);  Brian Furey and CJ Furey. 

Grace Period Extended for August Tax Bills to 8/30/19. to view and or pay your bill.

2018 Stockton Coastal Report Just Released!

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                            Janet C Mahley, Member-at-Large, Has Passed Away


Strathmere Swag on Sale  

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Parts 1 & 2 of Dave and Karen Townsend's talk. Rough cuts; we need help with editing! Check out other Strathmere Stories while there.

   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.

​​​New Draft Ordinance Released 

    Upper Township Engineer Paul Dietrich has released the new draft of the Zoning Ordinance, with Track Changes visible to make it easier for homeowners to see edits. At the August 15 Planning Board meeting, it was sent back because of issues with  setbacks on larger lots. It must then come before the Planning Board for public comment and approval before moving to the Township Committee where again, there will be several opportunities for public comment. (Click on blue box to the left for draft; red box for a summary of items discussed at Planning Board.)

   In addition, Mayor Palombo will hold an open meeting in early September, in Strathmere, once the Township and Planning Board solicitors have reviewed it. While the draft works through the Township and Planning Board, it is possible that changes will be made. Meanwhile, homeowners with individual questions about their properties are urged to contact Paul Dietrich. ​ @ Also, contact the Twp to sign up for email notices of Township, Planning and Zoning Board meetings.