• Ocean City Gazette

    Members of the Ocean City High School surf team, pictured with Coach Mark Miedema, center, will travel to Dana Point, Calif. in June for a national surfing championship. The team is raising money to make the trip possible and is hosting a clothing drive this weekend. OCEAN CITY — Nine members of the Ocean City High School surf team will be heading to California in June, and they need your help to get there.

    The team qualified to go to the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s National Interscholastic Championship in Dana Point, Calif. June 14 – 16.

  • Regional

    A dolphin takes a breath while swimming off Ocean City Saturday with several others. Federal officials fear a deadly illness could be coming back north with the returning animals, although the hope is that the disease will peter out this spring. (photo by Bill Barlow)With warming temperatures, the snowbirds are returning from Florida.

    That goes for wildlife as well as human cold-averse residents. On platforms along the marshes and back bays, ospreys are choosing their nesting sites, and over the weekend, just past the wetsuited surfers in the 40-something degree water in Ocean City’s north end, a pod of dolphins made…

  • Upper Township Gazette

    Cyclists get moving at the start of the Fourth Annual Tour de Tuckahoe Bike Ride at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Greater Area Tuckahoe Merchants Association’s scholarship fund. PETERSBURG – Township committee last week approved the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants Association’s request to hold the fifth annual Tour de Tuckahoe bike ride on Sunday, May 4 at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

    Last year, the event brought more than 260 cyclists. Participants could also compete in a duathlon.

  • Upper Township Gazette

     SEA ISLE CITY – The county fire marshal and the county prosecutor Monday continued their investigation into a fire that destroyed three beachfront condominiums last week, drawing firefighters from 14 South Jersey towns.

    The investigation could be complete by Thursday.

  • Summer Magazines

    bayfest SOMERS POINT  Bayfest will occupy 14 blocks along Bay Avenue with music, food, crafters and family activities 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, rain or shine.

    Somers Point is expecting more than 30,000 people to flock to Bay Avenue this year for four live bands, 38 food vendors and more than 120 crafters, as well as 15 children’s activities.

  • Weather

    For the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather to expect when you drop a kickstand on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:/Jen MarraFor the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather you can expect when you drop a kickstand Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:

Upper Township Gazette

Upper Township men save a piece of history from fatal 1925 Tuckahoe bank robbery

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:05 pm

Jerry Bailey and Jay Demarest helped save the radiator of a REO motorcar used in a 1925 robbery of the Tuckahoe National Bank. Jerry Bailey and Jay Demarest helped save the radiator of a REO motorcar used in a 1925 robbery of the Tuckahoe National Bank.

TUCKAHOE – Two local men recently helped save a piece of local history from a fatal 1925 bank robbery in Tuckahoe.

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Free cones today at Custard Hut in Upper Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:04 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Custard Hut ice cream shops in Upper Township and Somers Point are celebrating their 37th year in business today, Thursday, April 24. 

Both Custard Hut locations will be hosting Free Cone Day today.

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Art studio in Seaville holding open house

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 23, 2014 04:22 pm

barn SEAVILLE – The big red barn on Route 9 in Seaville will hold its annual open house from 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 3.

The Barn: Art Studio and Gallery is located at 2025 Route 9. The open house is free and open to the public.

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Focus on History: Railroad rivalries came to blows in Tuckahoe

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Written by Alwina D. Bailey Wednesday, April 23, 2014 02:04 pm

The train station in Tuckahoe is maintained by the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township. The group also maintains the Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield and the Friendship School in Palermo. The train station in Tuckahoe is maintained by the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township. The group also maintains the Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield and the Friendship School in Palermo.  The early days of railroading in Tuckahoe weren’t for pacifists.

The great rivalry between the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Reading Railroad resulted in many bloody battles in and around Tuckahoe. (In those days, disagreements were settled with fists and clubs, not with bullets.) The most famous took place at the spot where the Reading line had to cross the Pennsylvania line.

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Parking prohibited on south side of Old Tuckahoe Road

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:03 pm

PETERSBURG – Township committee voted last week to prohibit parking on the south side of Old Tuckahoe Road in Petersburg because of the number of vehicles there during sports events.

Fire Chief Ed Carter of the Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Co. said vehicles parked on both sides of the road make it impossible for emergency vehicles to get through.

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On the cover: Holiday helpers

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 23, 2014 04:00 am

 On the cover:  Holiday helpers On the cover: Holiday helpers  Nicholl Fenton, 15, of Marmora, Lexie Sharp, 14, of Petersburg, Kelly Hanna, 17, of Seaville, and Megan Keenan, 15, of Ocean City, help spread out Easter eggs and get the crowd of children psyched for Ocean City’s Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19, on the beach between 11th and 13th streets. The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants Association. For more photos, see Sun, sand and Easter eggs.

Photo by Jen Marra

   

Troop 55 pitches in

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 07:27 pm

 Troop 55 pitches in Troop 55 pitches in

Boy Scout Troop 55 of Tuckahoe recently helped Commercial Township clean up and preserve a quail habitat there.

 

Upper Township: Move pets inside during extreme temperatures

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, April 22, 2014 04:06 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee last week approved an ordinance that requires pet owners to move their pets inside during extreme temperatures.

The new regulations come after a particularly harsh winter, officials said. Upper Township’s animal control contractor, Shore Animal Control, asked for the ordinance so that they can better enforce animal cruelty laws.

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Police collecting unwanted prescription drugs April 26

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:54 am

 Joann Morelli of South Seaville hands unwanted medications to Sea Isle City Ptl. Robert Scarano during last year’s collection.
 Joann Morelli of South Seaville hands unwanted medications to Sea Isle City Ptl. Robert Scarano during last year’s collection.  SEA ISLE CITY – The police department will collect unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at police headquarters, 4501 Park Road.

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Fifth annual Tour de Tuckahoe takes off next week

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 09:00 am

Cyclists get moving at the start of the Fourth Annual Tour de Tuckahoe Bike Ride at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Greater Area Tuckahoe Merchants Association’s scholarship fund. Cyclists get moving at the start of the Fourth Annual Tour de Tuckahoe Bike Ride at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Greater Area Tuckahoe Merchants Association’s scholarship fund.  PETERSBURG – Township committee last week approved the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants Association’s request to hold the fifth annual Tour de Tuckahoe bike ride on Sunday, May 4 at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

Last year, the event brought more than 260 cyclists. Participants could also compete in a duathlon.

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Tuckahoe firefighters hold open house Saturday

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 am

Tuckahoe firefighters to hold open house Tuckahoe firefighters to hold open house TUCKAHOE – The Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Company will hold its first open house from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the firehouse, 2170 Route 50.

There will be a demonstration of the Jaws of Life, ladder truck operations and a firefighter challenge open to the public.

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Upper Township Community News, edition of April 23

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 am

Boating safety course

The Delsea Power Squadron will be conducting a one-day, eight hour boating class from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at Minmar Marina in Sea Isle City. The course fee is $55. Pre-registration is required. For more information and registration, call Ed McGarvey at 609-703-9688 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Phillies trip

Msgr. James J. Zegers Resurrection Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a game to the Phillies-Angels game on Wednesday, May 14. Departure is 10:45 a.m. from the commuty parking lot off Exit 25 in Marmora. Game time is 1:05 p.m. Seniors 55-plus can walk the bases after the game. Seating is in left field section 143. Tickets are $70. For reservations, call 609-628-3307.

CrossFit kids clinic

The local cheer and football associations will sponsor a CrossFit 609 Kids Clinic from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 27-29 at the Upper Township Community Center in Tuckahoe. Register online at www.uppercheer.com .

Read more: Upper Township Community News, edition of April 23

   

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