Upper Township Gazette

14 boats compete in Pilgrim Paddle in Beesleys Point

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 02, 2014 08:45 pm

The start of the race under the bridge construction cranes Glen Stewart / The start of the race under the bridge construction cranes  BEESLEYS POINT – Alumni of the Margate City Beach Patrol Alumnni won the 7th Annual Pilgrim Paddle on Thanksgiving morning at the Beesleys Point beach.

John and Jim Swift defeated 13 other crews in the three-mile race. Their time was 30 minutes and 36 seconds.

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Committeeman wants more done for Upper Township commercial areas

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 02, 2014 01:00 pm

MARMORA – Committeeman Hobie Young said the planning board needs to do more to make Upper Township’s commercial areas attractive.

Young, who sits on the planning board, said at the Nov. 20 planning board meeting that he would like to see a list of items added to local zoning that will require site plan approval from the planning board. Currently, the determination is left up to the zoning office.

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Increase proposed for public defender fees in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, December 01, 2014 04:54 pm

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee last week introduced an ordinance that will increase the application fee for people applying to use a public defender.

The fee is currently $50. The ordinance would increase the fee to $200, the maximum allowed by state law.

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New bulkhead requirements, zoning change recommended to Upper Township Committee

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, December 01, 2014 12:49 pm

The cleared lot on Butter Road will not be included in a zoning change recommended by the Upper Township Planning Board. The cleared lot on Butter Road will not be included in a zoning change recommended by the Upper Township Planning Board.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The planning board voted to recommend new requirements for bulkheads on ocean- and bay-front homes and a zoning change in Palermo to Upper Township Committee at its Nov. 20 meeting.

The proposed zoning revisions would require bulkheads to be built when there is new construction or substantial improvements to homes on the ocean and bay. The bulkheads would reduce flooding and protect private and public property, according to the planning board.

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Levari’s owner denies zoning violations at Upper Township Planning Board hearing

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, November 28, 2014 12:00 pm

Levari’s Seafood American Grill

PETERSBURG – The owner of Levari’s Seafood & American Grill is contesting a violation notice from the Upper Township Zoning Office that says his restaurant has expanded beyond its approved site plan.

At a Thursday, Nov. 20 planning board meeting he said he thought he was being unfairly targeted by the township. He is seeking a court decision on whether he can continue to have a tented area in the rear, instead of going before the zoning board.

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Irene Bukowski honored as Volunteer of the Year in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 28, 2014 10:00 am

Sea Isle City’s 2014 Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year Irene Bukowski (front, holding flowers) was honored during a Sea Isle City Council meeting on Nov. 12. She is shown with (front, from left) Mayor Leonard Desiderio, Municipal Alliance coordinator Dennis Barry, and (back, from left) City Council members Jack Gibson, John Divney, Mary Tighe, Frank Edwardi, Jr. and Bill Kehner. Sea Isle City’s 2014 Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year Irene Bukowski (front, holding flowers) was honored during a Sea Isle City Council meeting on Nov. 12. She is shown with (front, from left) Mayor Leonard Desiderio, Municipal Alliance coordinator Dennis Barry, and (back, from left) City Council members Jack Gibson, John Divney, Mary Tighe, Frank Edwardi, Jr. and Bill Kehner.

SEA ISLE CITY – The members of Sea Isle City’s Municipal Alliance recently honored Irene Bukowski as their 2014 Volunteer of the Year. 

Bukowski, 90, of Sea Isle City, is originally from Kingston, Pa., and Philadelphia. After retiring in Sea Isle City, she became involved with worthwhile community efforts, according to a press release.

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Girls Weekend brings crowds to Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 27, 2014 12:00 pm

Colleen Buck, owner of Groovy Girlz Accessory Shop on Landis Avenue (far right) offered discounted merchandise, refreshments, fashion advice and good cheer to (from left) Laura Mandell, of Lancaster, Pa., Justine Reid, of Franklintown, Pa., and Brittany Fellin, of Lancaster, Pa. Colleen Buck, owner of Groovy Girlz Accessory Shop on Landis Avenue (far right) offered discounted merchandise, refreshments, fashion advice and good cheer to (from left) Laura Mandell, of Lancaster, Pa., Justine Reid, of Franklintown, Pa., and Brittany Fellin, of Lancaster, Pa.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization hosted its annual Autumn Girls Weekend on Nov. 21-23, with shopping and dining deals for women of all ages.

There were also discounts on lodging and spa treatments, in addition to food and drink specials at local restaurants and bars. Girls Weekend also featured wine tastings, complementary refreshments, live entertainment, discounted massage and yoga sessions, Karaoke, and dancing.

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Christmas concert in Marmora will benefit Brendan Borek fund

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, November 27, 2014 09:00 am

Pianist Ingrid Forss and singer Karla Rivera Bucklew will perform in the Family Aid Fund Christmas Benefit Concert at the Parkway South Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Marmora on Dec. 6. Pianist Ingrid Forss and singer Karla Rivera Bucklew will perform in the Family Aid Fund Christmas Benefit Concert at the Parkway South Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Marmora on Dec. 6.

MARMORA – A Christmas concert at the Parkway South Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Marmora will benefit the Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund.

The concert is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the church on the corner of Route 9 and Roosevelt Boulevard.

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Local veteran honored

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 27, 2014 12:00 am

Michael Wegelin (center) receives a Quilt of Honor during a Veterans Day ceremony in Sea Isle City. Michael Wegelin (center) receives a Quilt of Honor during a Veterans Day ceremony in Sea Isle City.

SEA ISLE CITY – Vietnam veteran Michael Wegelin was honored at Sea Isle City’s Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 11. He also received a Quilt of Honor from the South Shore Stitchers Guild.

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Holiday Toy and Food Drive underway in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:06 pm

Sea Isle City Mayor Leonard Desiderio (front, second from left) is shown with his “elves” in 2013 prior to delivering food and gifts to local families in need. The Mayor’s 2014 Holiday Toy and Food Drive is currently accepting donations, which will bring cheer to families in need this Christmas. Sea Isle City Mayor Leonard Desiderio (front, second from left) is shown with his “elves” in 2013 prior to delivering food and gifts to local families in need. The Mayor’s 2014 Holiday Toy and Food Drive is currently accepting donations, which will bring cheer to families in need this Christmas. SEA ISLE CITY – Mayor Leonard Desiderio’s 22nd Annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive is accepting donations of cash, non-perishable food items and unwrapped toys and gifts for local families in need this Christmas.

For more than two decades, the event has assisted hundreds of adults and children, including elderly shut-ins and others.

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Legislators want excused absences for service on Veterans Day and Memorial Day

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 01:19 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – State Sen. Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak said this week that they are legislation that would make student absences from school on Veterans Day and Memorial Day excused absences under state law, in cases where a student is taking the day off to participate in a veterans’ activity.

The effort is a response to complaints in Upper Township, where a fifth-grade student was marked for an unexcused absence after volunteering to serve lunch to veterans on Veterans Day.

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Charles Adelizzi honored as Upper Township citizen of the year

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, November 26, 2014 01:00 pm

Charles Adelizzi, right, is honored as the Ocean City-Upper Township Noon Rotary Club’s Citizen of the Year by club president Cheryl Seidel. Charles Adelizzi, right, is honored as the Ocean City-Upper Township Noon Rotary Club’s Citizen of the Year by club president Cheryl Seidel.

PETERSBURG – The Ocean City-Upper Township Noon Rotary Club honored Charles Adelizzi as its Citizen of the Year at the township’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Monday.

The UpTown Singers performed a number of Christmas-themed songs at the event, held in front of the Upper Township Municipal Building. The building was decorated with lights and bows for the season. Officials turned on the lights at the end of the ceremony.

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Handmade treasures

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 am

Gail Graham of Beesleys Point and Sharon Tarvis of Palermo admire baskets made by Patti Heisler, owner of River Bend Basket Co. in Tuckahoe 
Gail Graham of Beesleys Point and Sharon Tarvis of Palermo admire baskets made by Patti Heisler, owner of River Bend Basket Co. in Tuckahoe, while visiting the Handmade in America Professional Craft Show Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Upper Township Community Center in Petersburg. The event is hosted by The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants' Association and is one of several annual fundraising events to raise money for their scholarship funds.

photos by Jen Marra

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Parade and ice skating at Holiday Extravaganza in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 24, 2014 10:00 am

Free ice skating will be held at Excursion Park. Free ice skating will be held at Excursion Park.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization and the City of Sea Isle City will host its third annual Holiday Extravaganza on Nov. 28-29 at the Excursion Park Band Shell, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue.

The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, with free ice skating until 9:30 p.m. The use of complementary ice-skates will be available for adults and children, courtesy of the SICCCR.

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Upper Township school board members want voting rights restored in Ocean City

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Written by Columb Higgins Sunday, November 23, 2014 11:00 am

PETERSBURG – Members of the Upper Township Board of Education said last week that they are still seeking to restore some of their voting rights on the Ocean City school board.

Three Upper Township school board members serve on the Ocean City school board. They are permitted to vote on issues affecting Upper Township students, but since 2010 they have not had a say in the election of the Ocean City Board of Education president, vice president or solicitor.

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Seaville preschool wins online contest

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Written by Deborah Patterson Sunday, November 23, 2014 10:00 am

Shannon Fuller, Tammy Cappolina, Barbara Foster and Jane Guyon, all of Abundant Life Church Learning Center, display certificates received for being voted Most Loved Preschool in Cape May County. Jennifer Fedorchak, holding her daughter Leah, is with Hulafrog. Shannon Fuller, Tammy Cappolina, Barbara Foster and Jane Guyon, all of Abundant Life Church Learning Center, display certificates received for being voted Most Loved Preschool in Cape May County. Jennifer Fedorchak, holding her daughter Leah, is with Hulafrog. SEAVILLE – Abundant Life Learning Center was recently voted the “most loved preschool in Cape May County” in an online contest sponsored by Hulafrog and Grounds for Play.

Abundant Life Learning Center received the most votes in the county, according to staff.

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