Upper Township Gazette

City Hall construction continues in Sea Isle City

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, November 07, 2014 09:00 am

Construction of the new City Hall and Public Safety Building on JFK Boulevard is scheduled to be complete in June. Construction of the new City Hall and Public Safety Building on JFK Boulevard is scheduled to be complete in June.

SEA ISLE CITY – Construction on the new City Hall and Public Safety Building on JFK Boulevard continues, with crews aiming to have the building fully enclosed before the start of winter.

Sea Isle City Council awarded an $11.7 million contract to Hessert Construction of Marlton in January. The old City Hall building on Landis Avenue and the Public Safety Building on JFK Boulevard were flooded in Hurricane Sandy. Due to the extent of flooding damage, all staff and operations for those buildings was moved to the former public school building on Park Road.

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Miss Cape May County makes a big difference for local Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, November 06, 2014 11:20 am

Miss Cape May County 2015 Dana Piccoli collected more than 90 bags of clothing and other items in October to be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. Miss Cape May County 2015 Dana Piccoli collected more than 90 bags of clothing and other items in October to be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

BEESLEYS POINT – Miss Cape May County Dana Piccoli, of Beesleys Point, gathered donations of clothing, toys and other household items for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties throughout the month of October. More than 90 bags of items were donated and delivered to the organization on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Piccoli chose Big Brothers Big Sisters as her platform for Miss Cape May County and the Miss New Jersey Pageant next year. She has been a volunteer since she was young, according to the organization’s Facebook page.

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Republican organization holds road cleanup in Upper Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 10:19 am

Upper Township Republican Organization UTRO volunteers (from left) Lauren Schmidt, cleanup committee chairman Joseph Loteck, Conrad Schmidt and Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt (not pictured) participated in a community litter pickup on Saturday, Oct. 18. Upper Township Republican Organization UTRO volunteers (from left) Lauren Schmidt, cleanup committee chairman Joseph Loteck, Conrad Schmidt and Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt (not pictured) participated in a community litter pickup on Saturday, Oct. 18.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Upper Township Republican Organization (UTRO) held a community cleanup on Tuckahoe Road on Saturday, Oct. 18.

The UTRO has been participating in community cleanips for more than a decade, according to a press release. Members collected many bags of trash and recyclables this year.

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Letter: Public input sought on Alzheimer’s

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 05, 2014 01:14 pm

To the editor:

Alzheimer's is a devastating, debilitating brain disorder that robs people of their cognitive abilities and ultimately their lives. Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's disease, which is the nation's sixth leading cause of death. Alzheimer's is the only disease in the list of top-10 causes of death for which there is no way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. In 2013, Alzheimer's cost our nation more than $200 billion, making it our most expensive disease.  There are currently 85,000 residents living with Alzheimer's or a related disorder within the seven South Jersey counties. Between now and 2025, it is projected that our state will have a 23.5 percent increase in residents age 65 and older living with Alzheimer's.  Now New Jersey residents have an opportunity to voice their concerns and assist in shaping the future for the state in dealing with this disease.

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Pierson wins big in Upper Township Committee race

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, November 04, 2014 09:55 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Republican Jeffrey Pierson has defeated incumbent independent Committeeman Anthony Inserra in the race for a seat on Upper Township Committee.

According to unofficial results from the Cape May County Clerk’s Office, Pierson had a very strong showing Tuesday night. He carried 70 percent of the vote in Upper Township, netting 2,619 votes.

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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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