Upper Township Gazette

Cape Shore Chorus celebrates 25th anniversary

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:17 am

Cape Shore Chorus celebrates 25th anniversary Cape Shore Chorus celebrates 25th anniversary

TUCKAHOE – Cape Shore Chorus recently is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

The group recently held an anniversary dinner at the Avalon Golf Club. More than 30 current and former members of the chorus were present for an evening of good food, fond memories and lots of singing.

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Strathmere beaches stable since summer, but plans in place

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, September 09, 2014 11:24 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township engineer Paul Dietrich said Monday that Strathmere’s north-end beach has not seen more significant erosion since the middle of summer, but the township has a plan in place if a storm threatens the Jersey Shore.

The north-end beach here lost 100 feet of sand as Hurricane Arthur passed to the east during the July 4 weekend, bringing strong waves and tides. Upper Township Committee passed an emergency declaration for the area a short time later.

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In Marmora, new construction and empty storefronts since recession

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, September 08, 2014 03:15 pm

Redevelopment may have to wait for stronger recovery, officials say

MARMORA – The township’s largest commercial zone has seen some substantial development projects in recent years, but many vacant lots and empty storefronts remain.

In some cases, the two stand side by side.

Upper Township Committee members said last month that attaining Town Center status from the state seven years ago has helped foster commercial development here. But it will likely take a stronger economic recovery before new businesses replace empty lots and storefronts, they said.

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Annual Baby Boomers Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 12:00 am

SEA ISLE CITY– Each September, the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization welcomes Jerry Blavat to town for the annual Baby Boomers Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival fundraiser. This year’s Rock-n-Roll Revival will once again take place at LaCosta Lounge, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Tickets are $10 per person, which includes a hot dinner buffet and dancing all night.

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Family fishing fun

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, September 05, 2014 04:10 pm


Bob Castner of Strathmere fishes alongside his son Eric, 13, who was fishing in the 11th annual Kid’s Surf Fishing Tournament Saturday, Aug. 30 at Prescott Street Beach in Strathmere. Eric Castner had caught a baby bluefish earlier in the tournament. The event is hosted by the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club.
Bob Castner of Strathmere fishes alongside his son Eric, 13, who was fishing in the 11th annual Kid’s Surf Fishing Tournament Saturday, Aug. 30 at Prescott Street Beach in Strathmere. Eric Castner had caught a baby bluefish earlier in the tournament. The event is hosted by the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club. Bob Castner of Strathmere fishes alongside his son Eric, 13, who was fishing in the 11th annual Kid’s Surf Fishing Tournament Saturday, Aug. 30 at Prescott Street Beach in Strathmere. Eric Castner had caught a baby bluefish earlier in the tournament. The event is hosted by the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club.

photos by Jen Marra

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Patriot Day ceremony in Sea Isle City

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, September 05, 2014 02:53 pm

Members of Sea Isle City’s police department, volunteer fire department and volunteer ambulance corps will gather with other members of the community during Sea Isle’s 2014 Patriot Day Ceremony on Sept. 11. Members of Sea Isle City’s police department, volunteer fire department and volunteer ambulance corps will gather with other members of the community during Sea Isle’s 2014 Patriot Day Ceremony on Sept. 11.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will commemorate the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks at 9 a.m. in Veterans Park.

The annual gathering is led by Mayor Leonard Desiderio. The park is located at JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue.

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Appellate division rules for Upper Township in wrongful termination lawsuit

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, September 03, 2014 02:21 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division has ruled against a former township employee’s nine-year-old lawsuit challenging his termination in 2005.

The Aug. 18 opinion is the latest ruling in the protracted legal battle. It upholds Office of Administrative Law and Civil Service Commission rulings that sustained charges of conduct unbecoming and insubordination against former Upper Township truck driver Jon Kevin Grubb, as well as the termination of his employment.

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Township may again consider beach tags in Strathmere

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, September 03, 2014 01:21 pm

STRATHMERE – Mayor Richard Palombo said he will look to set up a workshop sometime this year on implementing beach tags for Strathmere beaches at the behest of residents there.

Strathmere resident Randy Roash asked Upper Township Committee to consider beach tags here in a recent letter, which was also printed in The Gazette on Aug. 20. He said the revenue produced will help fund the beach patrol, beach cleaning and beach access area maintenance.

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Fall Family Festival comes to Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 02:25 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Division of Tourism will host the 25th annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14.

From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, the festival’s Seaside Market will take place along the Promenade. Around 400 craft and specialty vendors will offer an array of merchandise. There will also be live music and free family activities at nearby Excursion Park, where face-painters, a photo booth, moon bounces, a “Waxy Hands” station and other enjoyment will be offered.

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One injured in two-car accident in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, September 02, 2014 12:17 pm

PALERMO – One person was injured Tuesday in a two-car accident on Route 9 in Palermo.

A black Jeep collided with a white SUV just south of Sea Sounds Avenue on Route 9 shortly after 11:45 a.m. The Jeep flipped onto its side as a result of the accident. The white SUV had damage on the driver’s side.

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