Upper Township Gazette

Canoe and kayak race Aug. 3

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 09:35 am

TUCKAHOE – The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association will hold its 33rd annual Canoe and Kayak Race on Sunday, Aug. 3 at the beach at Mosquito Landing Road in Tuckahoe.

The race benefits the association’s scholarship fund.

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Country and bluegrass gospel music

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:00 am

PETERSBURG - Enjoy some old-time country and bluegrass gospel music at 7 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month at Petersburg United Methodist Church, Route 610 in Petersburg.

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Better storage for crew team?

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Moments after the board honored members of the national, state and county championship Ocean City High School boys’ and girls’ crew teams, Oves said the board would look into providing a better means of storage for the team’s equipment.

Crew coaches eluded to the fact that the team suffered to some capacity from a lack of storage.

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Ocean City High School’s ‘golden dome’ is fading

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:00 am

The landmark “golden dome” atop Ocean City High School is fading and in need of a facelift, according to Ocean City Board of Education vice president Tom Oves. The dome is the highest point of the 242,000 square foot high school, which was completed in 2004.

“I will have more information at the next meeting,” Oves said.

   

‘Love Songs by the Pond’ at Seaville UMC

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, July 07, 2014 12:24 pm

The Seaville United Methodist Church will host “Love Songs by the Pond” on Saturday, July 19. The Seaville United Methodist Church will host “Love Songs by the Pond” on Saturday, July 19.

SEAVILLE – The church that brought you “Broadway by the Pond” and “Disney by the Pond” is now bringing you “Love Songs by the Pond.”  

Seaville United Methodist Church’s By the Pond concert series is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 19. A dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

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Little Miss and Junior Miss Sea Isle City crowned Wednesday

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, July 07, 2014 11:40 am

Last year’s pageant winners (from left) 2013 Little Miss 2nd Princess Olivia Bennis, Little Miss Queen Madalyn Delaney, Little Miss 1st Princess Gina McBrearty, Junior Miss Queen Rachel Sofroney, Junior Miss 1st Princess Erin Fuzer, and Junior Miss 2nd Princess Noelle Mink. Last year’s pageant winners (from left) 2013 Little Miss 2nd Princess Olivia Bennis, Little Miss Queen Madalyn Delaney, Little Miss 1st Princess Gina McBrearty, Junior Miss Queen Rachel Sofroney, Junior Miss 1st Princess Erin Fuzer, and Junior Miss 2nd Princess Noelle Mink.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s Division of Tourism will host the annual Little Miss and Junior Miss Sea Isle City Pageant at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 inside the St. Joseph auditorium, 44th Street and Central Ave.

The Little Miss competition for girls ages 5-8 and the Junior Miss portion for girls 9-12 are open to year-round and summer residents of Sea Isle City, students of Bishop McHugh Regional School and residents of campgrounds immediately adjacent to Sea Isle City.

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Farmers Insurance opens in Marmora

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:00 am

MARMORA – Farmers Insurance held a grand opening for its new office in Marmora on Saturday, June 28.

There were face painters and hamburgers and hotdogs available. Raffles were held for a “beach day” and “movie night” basket and an iPad mini.

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Community garden at Trinity to support local food pantries

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, July 01, 2014 05:43 pm

Trinity United Methodist Church garden coordinator Doug Frohock. Trinity United Methodist Church garden coordinator Doug Frohock.

MARMORA – They got a late start this year, but a group of volunteers is hoping to plant the seed of a new program to provide local food pantries with fresh vegetables grown at a community garden at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Doug Frohock, a member of the church who helps with volunteer projects, said the church’s pastor, Rev. Jun Yoshimatsu, came up with the idea for a community garden earlier this year.

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Upper Township waiting on purchase of third automated trash truck

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, July 01, 2014 03:42 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee has received two bids for a new automated side-loading trash truck but is waiting to approve a purchase until the public works department has a plan in place to shift manpower and sell old vehicles.

Committeeman John Coggins said last week that he would like to see a report detailing current trash pickup routes and new routes using a third automated truck. He said public works should also detail manpower assignments now versus after a third truck is delivered.

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Accident on Route 9 in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, June 30, 2014 04:42 pm

A vehicle crashed into a tree while traveling north on Route 9 in Marmora, causing extensive damage to its passenger side. A vehicle crashed into a tree while traveling north on Route 9 in Marmora, causing extensive damage to its passenger side.

MARMORA – A one-car accident on Route 9 in Marmora closed the roadway Monday afternoon but resulted in no injuries.

An Advantage Rental and Sales car crashed into a tree near Timber Drive while traveling north on Route 9 shortly before 4 p.m.. The collision damaged the vehicle’s passenger side.

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