Upper Township Gazette

Fall Fest scheduled for Oct. 26

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

PETERSBURG – Upper Township will hold its first Fall Fest from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

There will be live music and face painting, carnival games, a pumpkin patch and Halloween characters for kids. Pony rides and hay rides will also be available. The event is free. Vendors interested in participating can call 609-628-2011, ext. 200.

 

On the Cover: Fire it up

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Blacksmith Bill Banks of Eldora helps Ryan and Rachel Bacon, 6 and 11 respectively, of Seaville, create a hook using a horse shoe nail during the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township’s annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield. Blacksmith Bill Banks of Eldora helps Ryan and Rachel Bacon, 6 and 11 respectively, of Seaville, create a hook using a horse shoe nail during the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township’s annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield.

Blacksmith Bill Banks of Eldora helps Ryan and Rachel Bacon, 6 and 11 respectively, of Seaville, create a hook using a horse shoe nail during the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township’s annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield.  

Photo by Jen Marra

   

More than just apples

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

photos by Jen Marra

Mike Fackenthal of Pittsburgh, with his wife Patrice not photographed, orders an apple cobbler with whip cream from Dan Leonard of Seaville, a member of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, during the annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield.
Mike Fackenthal of Pittsburgh, with his wife Patrice not photographed, orders an apple cobbler with whip cream from Dan Leonard of Seaville, a member of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, during the annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield. Mike Fackenthal of Pittsburgh, with his wife Patrice not photographed, orders an apple cobbler with whip cream from Dan Leonard of Seaville, a member of the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, during the annual AppleFest Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield.

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Free rabies clinic offered

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:26 pm

SEAVILLE – A free rabies clinic will be offered from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Shore Veterinarian Animal Hospital, 73 Hope Corson Road in Seaville.

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New contract approved for school superintendent

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 21, 2014 07:17 pm

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Board of Education approved a new contract for Superintendent Vincent Palmieri at its Monday, Oct. 20 meeting.

The board did not approve the contract as they voted on agenda items. With unanswered questions vexing some members, the board went into executive session and voted after returning to the board table.

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Memorial fund seeking locations for AEDs

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, October 21, 2014 06:00 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Jennifer Ward Memorial Fund continues to place AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) and hold CPR/AED classes, and with National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month underway it is seeking public places or schools in need of equipment or training.

The Jennifer Ward Memorial Fund was founded in 2005 by Upper Township residents Gerry and Jerry Ward, who lost their daughter that year to a sudden cardiac arrest. The fund has worked for the past nine years to place AEDs in schools, local businesses, recreation fields and community centers in Upper Township and throughout South Jersey.

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Gill honored for win at South Jersey Lifeguard Championships

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 04:00 pm


Kevin Gill, holding a proclamation, is honored by Upper Township Committee members (from left) John Coggins, Hobie Young, Richard Palombo, Anthony Inserra and Ed Barr.
Kevin Gill, holding a proclamation, is honored by Upper Township Committee members (from left) John Coggins, Hobie Young, Richard Palombo, Anthony Inserra and Ed Barr. PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee last week honored Kevin Gill for winning the ocean swim event at the South Jersey Lifeguarding Championships this summer.

Gill, 17, also helped the Upper Township Beach Patrol finish second overall at the Cape May County Championships by winning two events. He won the swimming events at the Beschen-Callahan Memorial Lifeguard Races, the Dutch Hoffman Memorial Lifeguard Championships and Margate Memorials.

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Upper Township honors local baseball teams after historic seasons

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, October 21, 2014 02:42 pm

The Upper Township 9-10-year-old All-Star Team was honored by members of Upper Township Committee last week. The Upper Township 9-10-year-old All-Star Team was honored by members of Upper Township Committee last week.

PETERSBURG – For a few weeks this summer, Upper Township baseball was close to unbeatable.

The combined Ocean City-Upper Township 11-12-year-old All-Star Team went undefeated during their regular season and made history as the only Cape May County team to ever win the New Jersey Section 4 Championship. They lost the state championship 7-6 on the final out of the game.

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Trunk or Treat at Amanda’s Field tonight

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 02:21 pm

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Rescue Squad will sponsor a Trunk or Treat event from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Amanda’s Field, 10 Sunset Drive in Petersburg. The rain date is Oct. 22.

The Trunk or Treat is a safe place for children to go trick or treating. Interested participants can also register their vehicles to take part in the event.

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AppleFest offers crisp and juicy treats

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 02:16 pm

Adriana Palmer of Ocean View buys a candy apple from John Roat of Wildwood. Adriana Palmer of Ocean View buys a candy apple from John Roat of Wildwood.  GREENFIELD – The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township held its popular AppleFest on Saturday, Oct. 18 and it had it all – apple pies, apple dumplings, caramel apples, apple butter, apple cider, apple turnovers and, of course, fresh crisp apples.

The festival was held at the John Gandy Farmstead on Tyler Road in Greenfield. Across the street, Dave Gandy offered free train rides to the young and young at heart.

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