Upper Township Gazette

Sea Isle event will be a battle of the paddles

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Written by Lauren Dickey Thursday, July 24, 2014 04:37 pm

The Fish Alley Paddle Fest will include standup paddleboard, surf ski, kayak and SUP-Squatch races. The Fish Alley Paddle Fest will include standup paddleboard, surf ski, kayak and SUP-Squatch races. Harbor Outfitters will host its second annual Fish Alley Paddle Fest Sunday, July 27 in Sea Isle City.

Returning this year is the Battle to the Beach, an 8.7-mile standup paddleboard and surf ski race from Sea Isle’s Fish Alley Basin (Park Road) north through Corsons Inlet and out into the ocean, ending at the 35th Street beach. Men must use a 14-foot standup paddleboard, and for women the requirement is 12.5 feet.

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Contract for third automated trash truck to be voted on next week

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, July 24, 2014 03:14 pm

PETERSBURG – Township committee is set to vote on a contract for a third side-loading automated trash truck at its meeting next week.

Committeeman Tony Inserra said he was ready to approve a purchase at committee’s Monday, July 14 meeting, but solicitor Dan Young said a resolution should be placed on the next agenda so members of the public can be notified.

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Strathmere north end could receive $500K in sand

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:13 pm

STRATHMERE – Beaches here will receive more than 1 million cubic yards of sand free of charge this fall, but a plan to protect Strathmere’s north end with 25,000 cubic yards of sand could cost the township around $500,000.

Upper Township Committee approved an emergency declaration at its meeting last week because of severe erosion on Strathmere’s north end. Strong winds and high tides took 100 feet of sand from beaches there as Hurricane Arthur passed to the east during the July 4 weekend.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle on Route 9

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, July 22, 2014 02:50 pm

SEAVILLE – A pedestrian crossing Route 9 in Seaville was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday night.

The Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, Upper Township Rescue Squad and State Police responded to the scene around 7 p.m. Monday, July 21.

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Thanks for Hoops Basketball Camp

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

For the past 10 years, our children, both boys and girls, have had the privilege each summer of attending the Upper Township Hoops Basketball Camp.

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Stanley Cup draws big crowds in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 03:50 pm

  The McNamee-Mack family donned Flyers T-shirts on 57th Street beach to see the Stanley Cup.
The McNamee-Mack family donned Flyers T-shirts on 57th Street beach to see the Stanley Cup.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Stanley Cup made a visit to Sea Isle City on July 17 thanks to Los Angeles Kings assistant coach John Stevens, a local homeowner who gave residents and visitors the rare opportunity to see the iconic trophy up close.

The L.A. Kings won the National Hockey League championship earlier this year.

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Upper Township considering solar panels on public works, rescue squad buildings

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, July 21, 2014 02:25 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Officials are looking at installing solar panels on the roofs of the public works building in Tuckahoe and the rescue squad headquarters in Petersburg.

The panels would provide electricity for each building but would not be part of a larger system that Upper Township discussed in the past.

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Tuckahoe merchants give $19,000 in scholarships to local students

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:00 am

(photos by Mike Horan) From left, Chairman Bill Eisele, Lauren Norbury, Jackie Davis, Jason Kaufmann, Alex Jones, Kevin Birk, Jake Eisele, Jennifer Campbell, and Alicia Walton. Not pictured is Jonah Butler. (photos by Mike Horan) From left, Chairman Bill Eisele, Lauren Norbury, Jackie Davis, Jason Kaufmann, Alex Jones, Kevin Birk, Jake Eisele, Jennifer Campbell, and Alicia Walton. Not pictured is Jonah Butler.

TUCKAHOE – The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association (GTAMA) presented scholarship awards to 24 students from the greater Tuckahoe area at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 9 at L’s Restaurant in Corbin City. 

Seven students received awards from the James and Martha Owens scholarship fund. The Owens established the scholarship fund around 17 years ago to recognize high school seniors from the Tuckahoe area who were continuing their education, according to a press release.

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Marmora VFW receives donation from Bucktown Fit Gym

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 18, 2014 12:30 pm

VFW Post 8695 commander Charles Adelizzi with Donald and Sarah Sobeck. VFW Post 8695 commander Charles Adelizzi with Donald and Sarah Sobeck. MARMORA – Donald and Sarah Sobeck, who opened the Bucktown Fit gym at 509 Route 9 in Marmora, recently presented a check to Fraser Ross Sack Watchko VFW Post 8695.

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Concerts could come to Amanda’s Field in Petersburg

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, July 18, 2014 09:30 am

Local band D Suspended played the Fourth of July celebration at Amanda's Field this year. The township could host more concerts there this year. Local band D Suspended played the Fourth of July celebration at Amanda's Field this year. The township could host more concerts there this year.

PETERSBURG – Committeeman Hobie Young said the success of the township’s Fourth of July celebration at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg has him considering additional concerts at the park.

“We’re looking at the possibility,” he said.

Young said Monday that he would like to organize a benefit concert at Amanda’s Field to raise money for a stage there. The bands that played during the Fourth of July, D Suspended and the Kenny Young Band, would play for free and all proceeds would go toward a stage, he said.

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