Upper Township Gazette

Kids’ Surf Fishing Tournament in Strathmere Aug. 30

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 29, 2014 10:00 am

STRATHMERE – The Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club will host the 11th annual Kids’ Surf Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 30 at Prescott Street beach.

Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. and the tournament will take place from 9-11 a.m. Kids 17 and younger can participate. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Upper Township Committee rejects security system bids

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:53 am

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee Monday voted to reject the bids it had received for installing a security system at three municipal buildings.

Officials are looking at purchasing closed circuit security cameras, intrusion alarms and fire alarms at the Upper Township Municipal Building, Upper Township Community Center and the public works yard.

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Fundraiser for Strathmere fire company tonight

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:42 am

STRATHMERE – The Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company will hold a fundraiser barbecue from 6-10 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Deauville Inn in Strathmere.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids under 12. The adult price includes one drink ticket.

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Estimates for Amanda’s Field baseball lights much higher than expected

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, August 27, 2014 06:36 pm

PETERSBURG – The cost of purchasing new lights for baseball fields at Amanda’s Field could be much higher than originally estimated.

Officials said Monday that they have received estimates of $195,000 to purchase lights for two baseball fields at Amanda’s Field. Earlier this year, the township had estimated it would cost $182,000 to light three fields at the recreation complex.

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Township keeping an eye on ‘nuisance properties’

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:45 pm

Upper Township Committee has recently put an emphasis on cutting grass of vacant or foreclosed properties. In the past few months, township committee has approved the cost to cut lawns at dozens of foreclosed properties.

The cost of the work is added to each lot’s tax bill.

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Officials vent about state of county roads

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:34 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Committeeman Tony Inserra said Monday that he wants Upper Township Public Works to take over maintenance and landscaping on county roads here because county workers aren’t doing the job.

Inserra said it took “a month of back and forth” to get the Cape May County Public Works to cut grass and other regular maintenance on Roosevelt Boulevard, the main entrance into the township. When the work was done, he had to call in Upper Township Public Works to finish the job, Inserra said.

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Upper Township and Ocean City look to build ‘one large football family’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:21 pm

Upper Township Indians Taxi Squad Head Coach Tom Alvord lines up first and second grade players at the Wednesday, Aug. 20 practice session with Ocean City High School players at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.  
Upper Township Indians Taxi Squad Head Coach Tom Alvord lines up first and second grade players at the Wednesday, Aug. 20 practice session with Ocean City High School players at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.  PETERSBURG – Ocean City High School head football coach Kevin Smith had plenty to smile about last week, as his high school varsity, junior varsity and freshmen players hustled through a workout at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg, with another 100 players trying to keep up. 

High school players completed footwork, running and passing drills alongside their younger counterparts, who ranged in age from 5 to 14. At times, first-graders lined up next to high school seniors.

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52 pit bulls and pit bull mixes altered

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:19 pm

The Smith Family of Wildwood with their three pit bull mixes – Jerzey, Shadow and Cassie.
The Smith Family of Wildwood with their three pit bull mixes – Jerzey, Shadow and Cassie. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center and Shore Veterinarians in Seaville recently hosted a “Pit-ty Party” to spay and neuter pit bulls and pit bull mixes.

Shore Veterinarians said they have altered 52 pit bulls this summer.

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Boy scouts replace fence at Marmora VFW

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:16 pm

Boy scouts replace fence at Marmora VFW Boy scouts with Troop 95 recently installed a fence at VFW Post 8695 in Marmora. The old fence was rotted and falling down.  MARMORA – Members of Boy Scout Troop 95 recently replaced an old fence that was falling down at VFW Post 8695 in Marmora.

The scouts contacted a fence contractor to get material, which was donated for the project. Scouts gathered with posthole diggers and shovels, and a call was made to utility companies make sure there were no underground wires or lines.

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Ten paintings of Upper Township to go on display

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:10 pm


Ten paintings depicting scenes from Upper Township’s history will be unveiled on Sept. 9 at the library.
Ten paintings depicting scenes from Upper Township’s history will be unveiled on Sept. 9 at the library.

PETERSBURG – The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township will present 10 paintings by local artists that tell the story of Upper Township next month.

The History Through Arts education project was sponsored by Cape Bank. Each painting represents a scene from one of the 10 towns that make up Upper Township.

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