Upper Township Gazette

Upper Township animal control ups enforcement as temperatures drop

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 03, 2013 12:37 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Shore Animal Control said last week that it will begin stepping up enforcement of the township’s animal welfare ordinances as the weather turns colder.

Upper Township requires dog owners to provide a dog house for any dog that is chained or tethered, and prohibits the tethering of a dog outside after sunset and prior to sunrise.

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Recreation activities in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 03, 2013 10:00 am

SEA ISLE CITY – It might be winter but there is still plenty to do in Sea Isle City.

The Police and Kids group will run activities at the Sea Isle City Public School gym on Sundays excluding holidays. Residents 13-17 are welcome.

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Townsends Inlet Bridge to close in February

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 02, 2013 05:12 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – The Townsends Inlet Bridge repair project will close the span to vehicle traffic starting in February.

Mugrose Construction of West Caldwell is doing the work. The county awarded a $4.4 million contract to the firm in October meeting.

County engineer Dale Foster has told Sea Isle City officials that the bridge, which connects Avalon and Sea Isle, will be closed between February and April. The overall project is scheduled to be completed in May.

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Strong winds can’t throw Pilgrim Paddle off course for long

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 02, 2013 01:46 pm

  Rowers race from the Beesleys Point beach on Saturday, Nov. 30 during the sixth annual Pilgrim Paddle. The race is usually held on Thanksgiving Day but was postponed this year because of strong winds.
Rowers race from the Beesleys Point beach on Saturday, Nov. 30 during the sixth annual Pilgrim Paddle. The race is usually held on Thanksgiving Day but was postponed this year because of strong winds.

BEESLEYS POINT – The sixth annual Pilgrim Paddle was held at the Beesleys Point beach last week.

The race is usually held on the morning of Thanksgiving Day, but was moved to Saturday, Nov. 30 because of strong winds. There were 20 mph winds on the Great Egg Harbor Bay Thursday, according to race organizers.

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State Police charge Ocean View man with car burglary

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 02, 2013 01:34 pm

 Robert Brown, Jr., 29, of Ocean View, was arrested last week on charges of burglary. Robert Brown, Jr., 29, of Ocean View, was arrested last week on charges of burglary. UPPER TOWNSHIP – State Police from the Woodbine station arrested an Ocean View man last week on charges of burglary.

Robert Brown, Jr., 29, was found with evidence of a car burglary late Tuesday, Nov. 26 after a resident called the police after he confronted Brown as he attempted to steal items from his car.

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Beacon Animal Rescue looking for volunteers

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 02, 2013 01:11 pm

PALERMO – Beacon Animal Rescue on Butter Road in Palermo is looking for volunteers to help local cats and kittens at the PetSmart store in Consumer Square in Mays Landing. 

Volunteers should be willing to clean the cat adoption center inside the store. The work would require two hours in the morning.

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On the cover: Just for the girls

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 27, 2013 03:41 pm

 Laura Mandell of Lancaster, Pa.; Brittany Fellin of Lancaster, Pa.; MaryKate Pawlowski of West Chester, Pa. and Kendall Warren of Baltimore, Md. spend the afternoon perusing the shops in Sea Isle City during the Sea Isle Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s annual Girls Weekend Saturday, Nov. 23. The friends find fun clothes, accessories and even a wine cup with a straw and planned to visit one of the participating bars for a martini special. Laura Mandell of Lancaster, Pa.; Brittany Fellin of Lancaster, Pa.; MaryKate Pawlowski of West Chester, Pa. and Kendall Warren of Baltimore, Md. spend the afternoon perusing the shops in Sea Isle City during the Sea Isle Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s annual Girls Weekend Saturday, Nov. 23. The friends find fun clothes, accessories and even a wine cup with a straw and planned to visit one of the participating bars for a martini special.

Laura Mandell of Lancaster, Pa.; Brittany Fellin of Lancaster, Pa.; MaryKate Pawlowski of West Chester, Pa. and Kendall Warren of Baltimore, Md. spend the afternoon perusing the shops in Sea Isle City during the Sea Isle Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s annual Girls Weekend Saturday, Nov. 23. The friends find fun clothes, accessories and even a wine cup with a straw and planned to visit one of the participating bars for a martini special.

Photo by Jen Marra

 

Local connection to a classic piece of Americana

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Written by Michael R. Houdart, Janet Stevens and Jean Albrecht Wednesday, November 27, 2013 01:00 pm

 Norman Rockwell’s “Saying Grace,” on the Thanksgiving cover of the Saturday Evening Post, Nov. 24, 1951, started with a suggestion from Elsie Earl of Townsends Inlet. The original is expected to bring more than $15 million at auction Dec. 4.
 Norman Rockwell’s “Saying Grace,” on the Thanksgiving cover of the Saturday Evening Post, Nov. 24, 1951, started with a suggestion from Elsie Earl of Townsends Inlet. The original is expected to bring more than $15 million at auction Dec. 4.

A famous painting expected to sell for millions at a New York auction made a woman with local connections $50 in 1951.

In December, Sotheby’s in New York will auction Norman Rockwell’s original “Saying Grace,” among several other works, with estimates that the painting could bring $15 million to $20 million dollars.

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Letters page: Police patrols, not lower limits, needed to reduce speeds

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 27, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

In response to the article “Upper Township looks to slow down Stagecoach Road traffic once again” printed on Nov. 14, lowering the speed limit on Stagecoach Road will certainly not decrease the speed that people drive.

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Sea Isle begins the holidays next week with ice skating, parade

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 10:30 am

Shown during last year’s event are sisters Haley, 11, and Annalise Tyson, 7, of Mantua, with Santa Claus. Shown during last year’s event are sisters Haley, 11, and Annalise Tyson, 7, of Mantua, with Santa Claus.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will hold its second annual Holiday Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30.

The event is sponsored by the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization in cooperation with the city. The two-day event will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29 with free ice skating at Excursion Park on JFK Boulevard next to the Promenade. For those without their own ice skates, complementary skates will be available courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce.

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