Upper Township Gazette

A spooktacular spectacle (photos)

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, November 04, 2014 02:43 pm

Students of the Upper Township Primary School showed off their Halloween costumes in a costume parade Friday, Oct. 31, in the sports field next to the school in Marmora. The students were led by their teachers around the field as family members watched, waved, and took photos of their children. The Upper Township Elementary School students also came out to watch the parade in their costumes. 

photos by Jen Marra .

Students of the Upper Township Primary School showed off their Halloween costumes in a costume parade Friday, Oct. 31, in the sports field next to the school in Marmora. The students were led by their teachers around the field as family members watched, waved, and took photos of their children. The Upper Township Elementary School students also came out to watch the parade in their costumes.
Students of the Upper Township Primary School showed off their Halloween costumes in a costume parade Friday, Oct. 31, in the sports field next to the school in Marmora. The students were led by their teachers around the field as family members watched, waved, and took photos of their children. The Upper Township Elementary School students also came out to watch the parade in their costumes.

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Pack 79 gets artistic

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 04, 2014 02:02 pm

Members of the Webelos Den from Pack 79 recently visited The Barn in Seaville and worked on their artist requirement with the assistance of local artist Jill Cucci Smith. Members of the Webelos Den from Pack 79 recently visited The Barn in Seaville and worked on their artist requirement with the assistance of local artist Jill Cucci Smith.

Members of the Webelos Den from Pack 79 recently visited The Barn in Seaville and worked on their artist requirement with the assistance of local artist Jill Cucci Smith.

   

Relay for Life planning move to Upper Township, says committeeman

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, November 04, 2014 10:00 am

PETERSBURG – Committeeman Hobie Young said last week that the annual Relay for Life event held in Ocean City for the past six years is considering moving to Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

Young said organizers of the event have told him they want to move from Carey Stadium behind the Ocean City High School because of the state of the track. Ocean City is considering replacing the track and the field at Carey Stadium.

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Teeny Weeny Storytimes in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, November 04, 2014 09:00 am

PETERSBURG – The Cape May County Library invites babies up to 2 years old and their caregivers to Teeny Weeny Storytimes held at the Upper Cape Branch Library in November and December.

There will be stories, songs, rhymes and instruments to play. Teeny Weeny Storytime is great for developing a baby's language skills and social skills with other babies, according to a press release.

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‘Pawsitively’ drug free

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 03, 2014 03:23 pm

‘Pawsitively’ drug free ‘Pawsitively’ drug free MARMORA – Students at the Upper Township Elementary School marked Red Ribbon Week by gathering donations for the Beacon Animal Shelter in Palermo. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. Students at the elementary school gathered the donated items and presented them to Beacon Animal Shelter volunteers last week.

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LEGO Club at Upper Township, Sea Isle libraries

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, November 03, 2014 01:02 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Children from 5 to 12 years old and their caregivers are invited to attend LEGO Clubs at the county library’s branches throughout November.

In order to develop a theme for each meeting, children will read books to get ideas about what to construct. Then they will bring out LEGOs and build. Parents are encouraged to stay through the meetings and build with their kids.

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Committeemen abstain on vote for help installing baseball lights in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, November 03, 2014 12:01 pm

PETERSBURG – Two committeemen last week abstained from a vote to ask Atlantic City Electric for help installing lights at the Amanda’s Field baseball fields.

Mayor Richard Palombo said at an Upper Township Committee meeting Monday, Oct. 27 that he had recently spoken with representatives from Exelon Corporation, a Chicago utility company that is merging with Pepco Holdings, Inc., about the proposed merger between the two companies and how it would affect customers. Pepco Holdings is the parent company of Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco.

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72 animals vaccinated at free rabies clinic in Seaville

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, November 03, 2014 11:01 am

SEAVILLE – Upper Township’s free rabies clinic last month vaccinated 72 dogs and cats, according to township officials.

The clinic was held on Oct. 25 at Shore Veterinarians in Seaville.

All dogs are required to be licensed by local ordinance. All dogs in the township must also have a current rabies vaccination to receive the license.

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Upper Township considers fee on lienholders of vacant properties

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, October 31, 2014 01:21 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Upper Township Committee will consider an ordinance requiring the lienholders of vacant properties to register with the township and pay a fee.

Solicitor Dan Young said the ordinance would be another tool for Upper Township to deal with vacant properties. There have been a number of them in recent years, mostly as a result of foreclosures, he said.

The registration helps the township keep track of vacant properties, and the fee helps recoup administrative costs, Young said. He suggested a $500 registration fee.

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Local libraries host Preschool Storytimes

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 01:00 pm

PETERSBURG – The Cape May County Library invites children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers to attend Preschool Storytimes throughout November and December.

There will be stories, rhymes, crafts and fun. Each storytime will include stories, songs and rhymes, and craft activities that enforce children's basic concepts, language skills, listening ability, and social skills.

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Halloween parade a treat for Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 02:30 pm

Characters from the big screen appeared in Sea Isle City’s Halloween parade. Characters from the big screen appeared in Sea Isle City’s Halloween parade. SEA ISLE CITY – Frankenstein, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Phillie Phanatic took to Landis Avenue for the city’s annual Halloween parade on Friday, Oct. 17.

The Sea Isle City Division of Recreation hosted the parade.

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Pie contest winners a slice above the rest

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:00 am

Winners of the 2014 Sea Isle City Octoberfest Pie Baking Contest received trophies and other prizes. Shown with contest organizer Cheryl Kehner (far left) and Octoberfest organizer Barb Steele (far right) is first place winner Rita Kaufmann (center), second place winner Peter Dougherty, and Chris Cowperthwait, third place. Winners of the 2014 Sea Isle City Octoberfest Pie Baking Contest received trophies and other prizes. Shown with contest organizer Cheryl Kehner (far left) and Octoberfest organizer Barb Steele (far right) is first place winner Rita Kaufmann (center), second place winner Peter Dougherty, and Chris Cowperthwait, third place.

SEA ISLE CITY – A panel of judges named the winners of the pie contest at the city’s Octoberfest celebration, held Saturday, Oct. 18 in Excursion Park.

Thirteen people submitted a variety of homemade pies. Anne Hall and Len Teofilak, both of Sea Isle City, served as judges.

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Mayor hopes Strathmere first in line for sand

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, October 30, 2014 09:00 am

STRATHMERE – With the Army Corps of Engineers set to award a contract for beach replenishment in Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City soon, Mayor Richard Palombo says he hopes sand will come to local beaches first.

With the state park area on Strathmere’s north end badly eroded, Palombo said the township will be looking for beach replenishment to start there.

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Football turf war in Upper Township spills over into politics

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:30 am

PETERSBURG – Two local semi-pro football teams that fight for inches on the football field are now fighting over how many miles should separate their respective home bases.

The South Jersey Storm and South Jersey Hawks both play in the North East Atlantic Football League, and both call Upper Township home. League rules normally require teams to be located at least 20 miles apart from each other so that other teams cannot poach players or sponsors.

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Two candidates vying for Upper Township Committee seat

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 29, 2014 09:30 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Incumbent Committeeman Tony Inserra and challenger Jeffrey Pierson will face off for a seat on Upper Township Committee in next week’s election.

One seat on Township Committee is up for a vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 4 general election. It is for a three-year term.

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Three candidates for three seats on Upper Township school board

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 29, 2014 08:30 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Three candidates are running for three seats on the Upper Township Board of Education.

Each seat is for a three-year term on the board.

Debra L. McLees, Rachel Mammele, and Andrea Olenik-Hipkins are running. The election is uncontested since there are only three candidates for the three open seats.

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