Strathmere Improvement Association

   Have you paid your SIA dues yet? If not, please send a check to the SIA, PO Box 57, 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-more announcements soon! 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.

It was a full house at the July 21 SIA meeting. Minutes of the meeting can be viewed by clicking on the link to the left. Following the meeting, Ed Andress Jr. regaled the audience with tales of his life and his family's rich history on the island. Unfortunately, Ed Sr. wasn't up to coming. Click the link below to our YouTube Strathmere Stories channel to see Ed's video.

Sir Fox is back in town!

Several news stories have been published recently about fox on the beach (not coyotes) in SIC and Strathmere. Google will take you there!

Lobsters on the Loose

Nightmare Nears! 

August 26. Get your creative juices flowing!

   Have you seen Ken Weaver's video of his presentation on early Strathmere history yet? If you were one of the hundreds who packed the firehouse last summer and want to revisit it, or if you missed it, here's the Friday night session. Fire up the popcorn! Thanks, Ken for generously sharing your work.


   Join us for ice cream sundaes, Honor Roll Awards, a brief meeting and a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Shack. All members in good standing (dues paying!) may vote in the election of officers. Please take a quick look at the proposed by-laws amendments and minutes of the July meeting. After the meeting, enjoy a fascinating intro and hands on experience into the world of MELT, a way to reduce pain and rebalance your health.

Friday Night is the Last SIA Meeting of the Year!

The Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club is once again selling Nightmare tee shirtsThis family got their nightmare shirts, did you?! Get them while you can! Available at the house on the corner of Putnam rd & Bayview or at Riordan Real Estate. For more info:

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What Happens in Strathmere...

Fire Safety Daywas a Hit for Young and Old!

   The SVFC coordinated a fun afternoon, complete with free hotdogs and rides on the fire engine.  The Coast Guard Auxillary, The UT Beach Patrol, the SFEC and the SIA  participated too. Note the fun fireboats we gave to the little ones..

Hats for sale!  email: or call 609 970-0157. Also on sale at the trailer park, site 96.  Pink Sold Out!

   From young to old, it was a parade to remember. Thanks to Karen Mitchell, Parade Chair; (on right with Uncle Sam). We snapped the shot on the left of a 92 year old WWII vet doing the Mummers' strut outside of the Deauville at the end of the parade. 

 Black or Pink Cool Mesh or Navy visor piped in white, canvas material.   $15.00 ea.

The Place is Right

Tom Leonard Honored by Quilts of Valor

 By Rosemarie Whelan

Strathmere’s man-about-town, Tom Leonard (pictured above), was recently honored for his service to our country by the Quilts of Valor.  This is a non-profit foundation whose mission is “to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.” The Foundation was begun in 2003 by Catherine Roberts of Seaford, Delaware.

Tom received his Quilt of Valor on Saturday, April 8, at the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal.

 His service to our country was as a member of the Military Sealift Command from 1966 to 1972.   In this capacity, some of Tom’s duties included “sailing on ships which were transporting tanks and ammunition to Viet Nam; taking Apollo moon rockets from Seal Beach, California to Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and surveying the bottom of the ocean, so that submarines could more easily navigate the waters.”

In discussing the quilt, Tom noted that a certificate is presented with the quilt.  He also pointed out that sewed into the quilt is a 5x5” patch, which gives information as to “who made the quilt and what state they live in.”  Tom also noted that a “patriotic pillow case” in which to keep the quilt, was also given to him.

In his remarks upon being presented the quilt on April 8, Tom stated that “it was a great honor to receive this Quilt of Valor.”

For further information about Quilts of Valor, please visit