Upper Township Gazette

Woman steals identity and $10,000 in Marmora, police say

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:15 pm

MARMORA – New Jersey State Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman wanted for identity theft and the theft of about $10,000 cash, officials said Wednesday.

Police said that on Monday, Aug. 25, at about 12:15 p.m., an unidentified woman withdrew about $10,000 from the PNC Bank in Marmora.

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On the cover: Heating things up

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:00 am

Jake Gannon, 16, of Tuckahoe, Ryan Roller, 15, of Marmora, and Chuck Atwell, 17, of Corbin City, all with Iron Kettle BBQ in Beesleys Point, man the grill and get orders ready for customers during the annual Ocean City Fall Block Party Saturday, Oct. 11. Jake Gannon, 16, of Tuckahoe, Ryan Roller, 15, of Marmora, and Chuck Atwell, 17, of Corbin City, all with Iron Kettle BBQ in Beesleys Point, man the grill and get orders ready for customers during the annual Ocean City Fall Block Party Saturday, Oct. 11. Jake Gannon, 16, of Tuckahoe, Ryan Roller, 15, of Marmora, and Chuck Atwell, 17, of Corbin City, all with Iron Kettle BBQ in Beesleys Point, man the grill and get orders ready for customers during the annual Ocean City Fall Block Party Saturday, Oct. 11.

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Cyber-bullying presentation at Bishop McHugh

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:11 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A presentation on the dangers of cyber-bullying, and how to protect your children online, will be the topic of a presentation by Det. Bryan Hamilton of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School. Hamilton also will cover “Sexting” and App Safety.

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Halloween parade and dance party in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:36 pm

The Pennsport String Band will entertain spectators lining Landis Avenue during the Halloween Parade on Friday, Oct. 17.
The Pennsport String Band will entertain spectators lining Landis Avenue during the Halloween Parade on Friday, Oct. 17. SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s annual Halloween parade will step off along Landis Avenue on Friday, Oct. 17.

The parade will start at 7 p.m. 40th Street and end at 45th Street. Live music will be provided by The Eagles Pep Band, The Atlantic City Fire Department Sandpipers Pipe and Drum Band, The Pennsport String Band and The Ed Coles Entertainers.

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Letter: More checks and balances needed

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:30 pm

To the editor:

It is disgraceful that our community had a chief of a firehouse allegedly steal thousands of dollars from the hard-working people of this township. What are our trusted elected officials going to do to ensure the hard-working people of this community that this will never happen again?

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Program on heroin addiction in Woodbine

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:05 pm

WOODBINE – The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office will make a presentation called Pills to Heroin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 at the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage, 610 Washington Ave.

The presentation seeks to educate the public about the current heroin epidemic that is affecting communities across the country, including Cape May County, according to a release.

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Octoberfest celebration at Excursion Park in Sea Isle City

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, October 13, 2014 01:14 pm

Sea Isle City’s annual Octoberfest celebration will feature live German music, free hayrides on the beach, an inflatable obstacle course, a pie baking contest, and pumpkin painting. Shown choosing a pumpkin during last year’s festival is Mia McNeil, of Vineland. Sea Isle City’s annual Octoberfest celebration will feature live German music, free hayrides on the beach, an inflatable obstacle course, a pie baking contest, and pumpkin painting. Shown choosing a pumpkin during last year’s festival is Mia McNeil, of Vineland.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will host an Octoberfest celebration from 1 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue in Sea Isle City.

The event is sponsored by the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization in cooperation with the City of Sea Isle City.

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Marmora open house marks Fire Prevention Week

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:57 pm

MARMORA – The township’s fire companies and EMS held an open house at the Marmora firehouse Wednesday, with kids having fun playing firefighter and learning about fire prevention.

The annual open house is held each October, marking Fire Prevention Week.

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Fun by the bushel at 14th annual AppleFest in Upper Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:36 pm

 AppleFest in Upper Township GREENFIELD – The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township will hold its 14th annual AppleFest from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the John Wesley Gandy Farmstead, 26 Tyler Road.

There will be an exhibition by traditional craft artisans, as well as a flintlock musket demonstration and a bee keeping display. Tours of a restored 1812 barn will be held with displays of farm equipment and antique tools.

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Letter: More questions on baseball field lighting

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Written by Opinion Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I read the Oct. 1 article headlined “Mayor: Baseball lighting project should be rebid” in the Upper Township Gazette and came away with some questions regarding the whole process of going out to bid.

First, did Upper Township Committee explore any other options for getting the work done other than putting the project out to bid? Were grants available for lighting the baseball fields? What about local tradesmen who might be willing to do some, or all, of the work as a gift to the children of the township?

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