Upper Township Gazette

Fundraiser planned for Boy Scout’s police memorial

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 05:00 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – A fundraiser for Eagle Scout candidate Ben Jargowsky’s project to install a monument in honor of fallen police officers, especially Sea Isle City Ptl. Michael “Mickey” Cullinane, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 3 at KIX-McNutley’s in Sea Isle City.

Prior to reaching the rank of Eagle Scout, candidates must complete a service project that displays leadership and benefits the community in one form or another.

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Improved well to increase water pressure in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, December 12, 2014 02:03 pm

Projects could allow for water hook ups

MARMORA – The Upper Township Zoning Board of Adjustment Thursday approved an amended site plan, conditional use and lot width and lot frontage variances for a New Jersey American Water project in Marmora that aims to increase water pressure in Upper Township.

A new well facility there and a planned water tower in Seaville will be connected by a water main, potentially allowing residents to hook up to water service.

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Upper Township Rescue Squad honored on 50th anniversary

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, December 11, 2014 03:10 pm

From left, Committeeman John Coggins, Mellissa Linz, Committeeman Hobie Young, Mayor Richard Palombo, Donna Haugen, Dan Dubbs, Jay Potter, Committeeman Tony Inserra, Committeeman Ed Barr, Matt Capone, John VanEpps and Michelle Sampson. From left, Committeeman John Coggins, Mellissa Linz, Committeeman Hobie Young, Mayor Richard Palombo, Donna Haugen, Dan Dubbs, Jay Potter, Committeeman Tony Inserra, Committeeman Ed Barr, Matt Capone, John VanEpps and Michelle Sampson. PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee Monday honored the Upper Township Rescue Squad on its 50th anniversary.

Committee presented Chief Jay Potter and several rescue squad members with a proclamation at a Monday, Dec. 8 meeting.

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Brunch with Santa Dec. 21

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00 am

SEA ISLE CITY – members of VFW Post 1963 IN Sea Isle City will host their annual Brunch with Santa for local children 10 and under at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21 inside the VFW on JFK Boulevard adjacent to the bridge.

The event is free and will include a buffet brunch and music. Bring a camera and a Christmas wish list to share with Santa.

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Holiday house tour to benefit VIM

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 05:48 am

SEA ISLE CITY – Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County (VIM) is hosting a holiday house tour from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12 in Sea Isle City.

VIM provides free health care for the uninsured and underserved “who are making an effort to help themselves and their families realize optimum health,” according to a press release. Its focus is on primary health care, emphasizing disease prevention, health promotion, and patient education.

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Soiree in history

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:00 am

Irene Bukowski of Sea Isle City pours herself a glass of punch during the Sea Isle City Historical Museum Christmas open house Saturday, Dec. 6, on the first level of the Sea Isle City Library. Irene Bukowski of Sea Isle City pours herself a glass of punch during the Sea Isle City Historical Museum Christmas open house Saturday, Dec. 6, on the first level of the Sea Isle City Library. Irene Bukowski of Sea Isle City pours herself a glass of punch during the Sea Isle City Historical Museum Christmas open house Saturday, Dec. 6, on the first level of the Sea Isle City Library.  

Photos by Jen Marra 

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On tire changes, lift is in and drivers are out

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 09, 2014 10:53 pm

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee voted unanimously Monday, Dec. 8 to purchase a $9,800 tire lift for the Public Works Department.

The practice of having truck drivers change flat tires on their own vehicles should also come to an end, committee members said.

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Intermittent phone service at Township Hall Friday

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 09, 2014 09:53 pm

PETERSBURG – Officials said residents should expect intermittent phone service at the Upper Township Municipal Building and the Public Works yard on Friday.

Township Hall on Tuckahoe Road houses all township offices except for Public Works, which is located in Tuckahoe. The township is changing its phone service at both places Friday, engineer Paul Dietrich said.

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Business association plans Holiday Dinner

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 08:47 pm

STRATHMERE – The Upper Township Business Association will hold a Holiday Dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12 at the Deauville Inn in Strathmere.

Tickets are $30 and include butlered hors d'oeuvres, a buffet and carving stations along with desserts, a chocolate fountain and fruit tower. There will be a DJ, dancing, a cash bar and a few other holiday surprises for guests.

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Holiday Extravaganza brings cheer and prizes

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 02:46 pm

 The Sea Isle City Volunteer Fire Department was honored after appearing in the city’s annual Holiday Extravaganza on Nov. 28. Shown receiving a trophy from Mayor Leonard Desiderio (at left) and Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization President Chris Glancey (at right) is fireman Mike Snyder. 
The Sea Isle City Volunteer Fire Department was honored after appearing in the city’s annual Holiday Extravaganza on Nov. 28. Shown receiving a trophy from Mayor Leonard Desiderio (at left) and Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization President Chris Glancey (at right) is fireman Mike Snyder. SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s annual Holiday Extravaganza at Excursion Park featured free ice skating, a holiday parade with decorated fire engines, a tree lighting ceremony and visits with Santa Claus.

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A long time coming, but smooth road ahead for Hope Corson Road

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 09, 2014 12:32 pm

SEAVILLE – Cape May County was set to award a contract Tuesday for drainage work and resurfacing of Hope Corson Road between Route 9 and Stagecoach Road in Seaville.

The meeting was scheduled for after this paper’s presstime. A resolution to award a contract to South State, Inc. of Bridgeton was on the Dec. 9 agenda for Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting.

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Upper Township Committee looks to approve baseball field lights next week

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 09, 2014 11:17 am

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee will vote on a resolution next week to approve a contract for installation of lights at two baseball fields in Amanda’s Field.

A second round of bids for the project was opened Monday. The first bids were rejected in October after officials said the process was tainted by Committeeman Tony Inserra, who spoke with a representative of a company that took out bid specifications.

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Entries still being accepted for Sea Isle’s Holiday House Lighting Contest

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 08, 2014 10:46 am

Entries still being accepted for Sea Isle’s Holiday House Lighting Contest SEA ISLE CITY – Sea Isle City’s Division of Recreation and the Sea Isle City Garden Club are still accepting entries for the annual Holiday House Lighting Contest.

Houses are judged on creativity, aesthetics, effect and endeavor. Prizes will be presented to the top three winners, including $100 and $50 cash for first and second place respectively, provided by the First Bank of Sea Isle City.

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‘Chat with a Trooper’ gives police chance to address concerns

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Written by David Benson Monday, December 08, 2014 09:41 am

Several area residents stopped by the Village Kitchen in Marmora last week to talk with state police during “Chat with a Trooper.” Shown here are Camille Sailer, Bertha Field, Lt. Doug Pearson, Susan Fauth and Ralph Cooper. Several area residents stopped by the Village Kitchen in Marmora last week to talk with state police during “Chat with a Trooper.” Shown here are Camille Sailer, Bertha Field, Lt. Doug Pearson, Susan Fauth and Ralph Cooper.

MARMORA – State Police Lt. Doug Pearson sat down with area residents to talk about concerns, issues and ways to help the community on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the Village Kitchen in Marmora during “Chat with a Trooper,” an event aimed at engaging people and police.

The conversation varied, running the gamut of folks speeding on Stagecoach Road in Upper Township, to rumors of local businesses being sold to make room for a new Wawa on Route 50.

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Fundraiser planned for police memorial in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 11:27 am

SEA ISLE CITY – A fundraiser for Eagle Scout candidate Ben Jargowsky’s project to install a monument in honor of fallen police officers, especially Sea Isle City Ptl. Michael “Mickey” Cullinane, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 3 at KIX-McNutley’s in Sea Isle City.

Prior to reaching the rank of Eagle Scout, candidates must complete a service project that displays leadership and benefits the community in one form or another. 

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Fight Leukemia Fishing Tournament winner announced

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 03, 2014 12:00 pm

John Concannon won the tournament with a 45.5 pound striper John Concannon won the tournament with a 45.5 pound striper SEAVILLE – The 10th Annual Fight Leukemia Fishing Tournament held a beef and beer fundraiser and awards dinner at the Curtis and Betsy Corson Social Hall in Seaville on Saturday Nov. 22.

The top winner was John Concannon with a 45.5 pound striper. He fished on Capt. Randy Young's "Little Wave" off Absecon Island.

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