Save the Date!
Join us for the first SIA Meeting of the Season
Friday, July 19, 7:30 pm @Firehouse. Dick Omrod, guest speaker. 

Greg Bennett awoke to the calling of the birds. Lucky us!

Next Planning Board Meeting: June 20, 7:30 pm

Agenda includes: MASTER PLAN REEXAMINATION AND AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER XX OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF UPPER
Discussion regarding the “RR” Resort Residential Zoning District and follow up to public comments from the May 28 Township Committee Meeting.

  


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

Would you like to share your story?

   It's easy! Email: sia1912@comcast.net for details.

   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.)

              Dust Off Your Helmets:
          Inaugural Bike Ride/Run/Walk Down Commonwealth!
Saturday, July 6, 2019. 8 am, near the turtle sign
Lace up your sneakers and join the inaugural Commonwealth bike/run/walk down Commonwealth’s new pedestrian/recreation lane. . Gather with your neighbors and friends at the turtle sign near the trailer park for an 8 am picture, and then cyclists take off, followed by runners and walkers. We’ll head down to the new parking area near the paint chips in SIC (or as far as you’d like to go) and back.
    The Commonwealth re-striping has been years in the making and has created a safe recreation corridor, with parking limited to the east/beach side of the road.  The County created 200 new parking places (replacing the approx. 190 lost on the bay side) near the paint chips. Sea Isle is waiving beach fees in that area. The committee members below have long advocated for a solution to the dangerous conditions on Commonwealth,  and worked with County Freeholder Will Morey, with community input, to seek a solution. Thanks to the members and their organizations for their advocacy:
Committee Members  & Organizations*:

Linda Bateman, President, SIA                                             Randy Roasch, SFC; Sergeant of Arms, CFSWB     
Janice Connell, Vice President, SIA                                      Ed Tettemer, SVFC; Corresponding Secretary, CFSWB

Herb Hollinger, President, CFSWB; SVFC                          Rosemarie Whelan, Secretary, CFSWB; Secretary, SIA         

Karen Mitchell,  President, SFC; SFVC member       

*Citizens for Strathmere and Whale Beach (CFSWB)      Strathmere Improvement Association (SIA)
Strathmere Fire Commission (SFC)                                     Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company (SVFC)    


 

 

Pat Kelly shared this sundowner with us.

Strathmere Swag on Sale Before

the Parade or call/text: 609 970-0157

   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.

Remember these? If you'd like to register your vehicle as belonging to a "local," a free bumper sticker is avaliable. Email: sia1912@comcast.net 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)

Plan Now to Join the Annual July 4th Parade
   People make the parade! Let’s continue the tradition of bike decorating, float building and fun themed walkers down Commonwealth. Share the experience with your little ones and start your own parade tradition. No entry fee and prizes for all children.
Registration at the Firehouse: 9:15
Judging: 10 am in designated/division areas
Parade Kick Off: 10:30 am


 

Corson's Inlet, @1928 shared by Paul Dietrich

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Ribbons in the sky at dusk. Linda Bateman

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Ahoy Members:​​    Don't Miss this Super Event!

Cruise along the bay front aboard the Avalon Lady while Ed Andress regales us with tales of days gone by. Pre-registration is open for active SIA members thru July 4. After that, Strathmere friends and visitors are invited to sign up. Click on the box below to view and print. You must email to hold your seat! Sunday, July 14, every half hour between 6-8 pm.


Enjoy some recent shots from around town.If you'd like to share your photos, please email them to: sia1912@comcast.net

   Time for renewing your SIA membership. 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.

Strathmere United Methodist Church Needs Your Help!

2018 Stockton Coastal Report Just Released!


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​Strathmere Improvement Association

PO Box 4, Strathmere, NJ 08248         sia1912@comcast.net

   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.

News from Upper Township Committee Meeting:
Beach Replenishment Approved for Fall:
Once the birds have left in October, 400,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged onto the beach from Corson’s Inlet down to Winthrop, according to Twp. Engineer Paul Dietrich. The dredge will do work in Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle. It is not definite which borrow site will be used at this time; the Army Corps, with the contractor, will make the final decision as the time nears.

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http://uppertownship.com