It Never Gets Old!
Enjoy Ken Weaver's Presentation on Early Strathmere History. You'll see what used to be here and what still is-only. a little different!
Spring Means the Return of Our Rich Bird Life to Town
with Township Happenings via https://uppertownship.com/
An Architectural Sized Copy of the Plans is on display at Schiavo Library.
At the February Zoning Board Meeting, 43 property owners within 200' of the proposed hotel continued their testimony. They talked of the devastating losses and quality of life conditions that would result with the Inn's approval: problems with an inadequate septic, increased traffic and parking, noise, exterior lights, blocked views and breezes and a change in the character of the town. Living near such a structure would decrease their property value and quality of life and will forever change our town, they testified.
Despite the new building ordinance unanimously adopted by the Township on May 26, 2020, which reinforced the 35' height restriction and instituted flexible and fair development restrictions, the owner of the former Strathmere Motel has filed multiple variances, especially a D variance or USE Variance.
This is our chance to fight for our mission of preserving Strathmere's historic village and to save our eco system, safeguard our property values, and quality of life by pushing back against development that threatens the very heart of our town. Testimony continues Thursday, March 11, 6:30 pm.
The photos above left are of an American Oystercatcher and chick, and a beautiful Black Skimmer (below). Both photographed on our beaches by Deb Rivel (c).
As we celebrate our 70th anniversary year, we extend an invite to all Strathmere and Whale Beach homeowners, friends and visitors to join or renew for the 2021 calendar year. There are two easy steps to take:
1. Click on the sign-up form on the menu bar, top right. Please enter or update your contact info, particularly if you are a homeowner. For security, you will be asked to enter info twice. The process takes less than five minutes but will allow us to update your contact info, to ensure you receive our newsletter, and to help us reach you in case of an emergency or if an issue arises specific to your neighborhood. (There’s nothing that makes us feel more helpless than seeing water gushing from a burst pipe in a house and not knowing how to reach anyone, for example.) We do not share or publish our mailing list, but we also cannot migrate your info into the new platform without your cooperation.
If you are not a homeowner, we can also target audiences to help reduce unnecessary emails that pertain to something specific, such as the recent workshop to help reduce homeowners' insurance costs.
2. Once you’ve updated, please either mail us a check or pay via Venmo. Checks payable to the SIA, PO Box 4, Strathmere, NJ 08248.
On Venmo, find us @STMNJ. Please give us names & emails, especially on Venmo, so we can match you with our records.
Dues are $10.00 per person, ($20.00 per couple) but we gratefully accept any donation you are able to give. We are a 501 (c) (3) corporation so anything above your dues is tax deductible.
What a hoot! Liz and Katie Laurence reminisce about spending summers in Strathmere with their grandparents, Donald and Elizabeth Bergus. We'd love to share your family's story. Email us for details, or better yet, send us a video!
Why Birds Matter
Strathmere has always been a haven for birds and other wildlife-a quality of life which drew us all here.. With development and increased beach traffic comes the loss of habitat. Click on the red button for a quick, thoughtful answer to "why birds matter."
We invite you to Join or to Rejoin the SIA
for the 2021 Calendar Year - our 70th!
Upper Township Committee meetings are held twice a month. To have an agenda emailed to you, contact:
For Planning and Zoning Boards, contact
Agendas, Minutes and Committee meeting videos are posted on the Township home page. Register for Code Red, check on trash and recycling, review Covid-19 updates or reach anyone at Township Hall from the home page.
Two Minutes to Start Your Day with a Smile!
Take a listen...(each day, a new song from BirdNote!)
Would you like to share your story? It's easy! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
As we continue to build our Strathmere Stories Video Archive, we invite you to sit back and watch Strathmere's Stef Muller of the Shack reminisce about here 20 years at the Shack and what it has meant to have Alex grow up surrounded by all of you.
August SIA Meeting Recap
More than 70 people logged on to the SIA meeting on August 22. The current slate of officers was reelected for 2021: Linda Bateman, President; Janice Connell, Vice President; Rosemarie Whelan, Secretary; Peggy Kiessling, Treasurer; and Donna Diefenderfer, Member-at-Large. Minutes of August, 22, 2020 SIA Mtg
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