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.

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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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.

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)

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Check Out these Two New Additions to Strathmere Stories

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!

Make Plans to Join Your Friends and Neighbors at the Annual Christmas Party!

Contact Donna to let her you'll be there. Reserve your tix or send al check. Info below.

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

Tank Tops Reduced to $10.00, limited supply. Strathmere Swag on Sale  

call/text: 609 970-0157

   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.

Would you like to share your story?

   It's easy! Email: 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.)

The Zoning Board canceled its Oct. meeting because of flooding;

next meeting: Thurs. November 14, 7:30 pm, Township Hall

Two Strathmere Items on Agenda:

1. A request for a variance to increase lot coverage from permitted 27% to 31.6%. Duplex at 413 E Bayview, (former Schwind cottage property).

2. An appeal of the zoning officer's interpretation of a septic wall conformity, 115 Taylor Ave.

Download/view both applications by clicking on the red box below. If you live within 10' of either property,     you will be invited to speak first during public comment session; others may speak next.

Planning Board, Thurs. November 21, 7:30 pm, Township Hall

(The Board will Vote whether to approve the waterways plan)

Do you want a fishing pier in Strathmere? Please read and share your thoughts.

​  At the Oct. 17 Planning Board meeting, Twp Engineer Paul Dietrich presented an overview of a document concerning public access to waterways throughout the Township. It is part of the requirements for continuing funding for dune replenishment, etc. A couple items of interest for Strathmere and Whale Beach: a fishing pier is proposed for a street end in town (not funded, but is mentioned); mobi mats will be purchased for additional streets and the Beesley's Pt boat ramp will be upgraded. 

   Another interesting discussion took place about the eventual use of the BL England land and how to incorporate it into the Master Plan. During the public comment session, two homeowners spoke against the fishing pier- their concerns were acknowledged by the Board, but what are your thoughts? (Please note: there is no immediate push for the pier, but it is included as a possible future action.) Linda Bateman, SIA President, urged the Board to address the bay and beach street ends and to enhance their appearance and guarantee access to the water. She also asked that the boat ramp be improved for folks wanting to watch the sunset and to be made more attractive in general.

​   Please read the draft by clicking on the blue box. Homeowners are asked to email their thoughts to Twp Engineer Paul Dietrich: ( by November 12 so there will be time to edit the plan before the meeting. You are also urged to attend the Nov. 21 meeting to comment before the vote is taken.

2018 Stockton Coastal Report 

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   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.

​Strathmere Improvement Association

PO Box 4, Strathmere, NJ 08248