Upper Township Gazette

Get Upper Township school information through School Connect

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, October 14, 2013 12:06 pm

PETERSBURG – Parents and guardians of students in the Upper Township School District can now receive information about the school district through the SchoolConnect app available for mobile phones.

The app enables users to access school information through their touch screen phone. The company currently serves almost 40 school districts across the country, including Ocean City.

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VFW Ladies Auxiliary raises funds for veterans in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 10, 2013 01:31 pm

VFW Ladies Auxiliary volunteers (from left) Mary Ann Hamilton, Donna Muldowney, Lois Tague and auxiliary president/event organizer Marie Gardiner are shown in the kitchen of VFW Post 1963 in Sea Isle City on Sept. 28 while preparing for a spaghetti dinner that benefitted the Wounded Warrior Project and the USO. VFW Ladies Auxiliary volunteers (from left) Mary Ann Hamilton, Donna Muldowney, Lois Tague and auxiliary president/event organizer Marie Gardiner are shown in the kitchen of VFW Post 1963 in Sea Isle City on Sept. 28 while preparing for a spaghetti dinner that benefitted the Wounded Warrior Project and the USO.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 1963 hosted a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for Post 1963 and the organization's charities, including the Wounded Warrior Project and the USO.

The Sept. 28 event was a success and many people enjoyed a hearty Italian meal while helping the Ladies Auxiliary help others, according to organizers.

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Women’s civic club in Sea Isle raises $2,100 for charity

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:29 pm

On September 19, the Sea Isle City Women’s Civic Club hosted a Card Party Luncheon that raised $2100, which was donated to the Saint Vincent DePaul Society in Marmora, NJ. On September 19, the Sea Isle City Women’s Civic Club hosted a Card Party Luncheon that raised $2100, which was donated to the Saint Vincent DePaul Society in Marmora, NJ.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Women's Civic Club held their annual Autumn Card Party Luncheon on Sept. 19 inside the  Community Lodge. The theme for this year’s luncheon was “Getting Ready for Christmas.” The gathering delighted over 100 guests with  food, prizes and a variety of table-top games – ranging from Bridge to Mahjong.  

Civic Club members raised $2,100 during the luncheon, which was donated to the Saint Vincent DePaul Society in Marmora.

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On the cover > Down the hatch

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 09, 2013 03:00 pm

Jack McGarr of Cape May Court House, Stephanie Chiofalio of Vineland and Mike Tyrrell of Palermo chow down on two dozen clams in the raw clam eating contest during Sea Isle City’s Harborfest Saturday, Oct. 5, in Marina Park. Mike Tyrrell of Palermo claimed the top prize of the contest with McGarr finishing second and Chiofalio in third.  Jack McGarr of Cape May Court House, Stephanie Chiofalio of Vineland and Mike Tyrrell of Palermo chow down on two dozen clams in the raw clam eating contest during Sea Isle City’s Harborfest Saturday, Oct. 5, in Marina Park. Mike Tyrrell of Palermo claimed the top prize of the contest with McGarr finishing second and Chiofalio in third.

Jack McGarr of Cape May Court House, Stephanie Chiofalio of Vineland and Mike Tyrrell of Palermo chow down on two dozen clams in the raw clam eating contest during Sea Isle City’s Harborfest Saturday, Oct. 5, in Marina Park. Mike Tyrrell of Palermo claimed the top prize of the contest with McGarr finishing second and Chiofalio in third.

   

Crewza Palooza fundraiser benefits Ocean City High School team

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Written by Deborah Patterson Wednesday, October 09, 2013 12:23 pm

(photos by Glen Stewart) Kim Campbell, Heather Williams, Sharon Szabo, Paige Rumaker and Bob Rumaker display a wrapped oar for auction. (photos by Glen Stewart) Kim Campbell, Heather Williams, Sharon Szabo, Paige Rumaker and Bob Rumaker display a wrapped oar for auction.

CORBIN CITY – The Ocean City High School Crew Booster Club hosted a “Crewza Palooza” benefit on Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Buck Tavern in Corbin City. The bash raised money for the boys' and girls' crew teams.

2014 will mark the tenth anniversary of the Ocean City crew team.

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Sea Isle City realtor named Realtor of the Year

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 09, 2013 11:19 am

SEA ISLE CITY - Matthew Iannone, broker and owner of Freda Real Estate of Sea Isle City, has been named Cape May County Association of Realtors’ Realtor of the Year.

The annual award recognizes one member of the county realtors association who demonstrates a commitment to the realtor’s code of ethics, the furtherance of good real estate practices among real estate licensees and the general public, and dedication to the organization.

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Fall sunset in Upper Township

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Written by Joan Kostiuk Wednesday, October 09, 2013 08:57 am

View west from Tyler Road, Petersburg./Joan Kostiuk View west from Tyler Road, Petersburg./Joan Kostiuk

Mother Nature put on a show last night.

Here are some views of the sunset from Tyler Road in the Petersburg section of Upper Township and Wayside Village in Marmora Tuesday, Oct. 8.

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Seaville salon's Pretty in Pink fundraiser benefits breast cancer awareness

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Written by Deborah Patterson Tuesday, October 08, 2013 04:26 pm

(photo by Deborah Patterson) Susan Kane-Grippen, left, poses with her daughter Kaitlyn and staff members from Susie Q's Salon: Stephanie Puterbaugh, Morgan Appleyard, Kim Rementer and Milissa McKinley. (photo by Deborah Patterson) Susan Kane-Grippen, left, poses with her daughter Kaitlyn and staff members from Susie Q's Salon: Stephanie Puterbaugh, Morgan Appleyard, Kim Rementer and Milissa McKinley.

SEAVILLE – The Pretty in Pink breast cancer awareness fundraiser will take place at Susie Q's Salon on Route 50 in Seaville throughout October.

You can get pink hair extensions for $10 all month. Walk-ins are welcome or you can call ahead at 390-9220 if your group or team would like to participate. Susie Q’s will even come to you.

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Letters page: Upper Township emergency services do not need changes

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:47 pm

 To the editor:

I watched the Upper Township Committee meeting on Sept. 23 with great interest. Committeeman Tony Inserra suggested that Upper Township initiate its own emergency dispatching system. It was explained that our community in Upper does not meet the minimum standards for a population of 90,000 to have its own dispatching system. His concern seemed to focus on the $200,000-plus dollars going to Ocean City when Upper Township residents could be benefitting from this money.

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Local Gilda's Club holds teen writing contest

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:38 pm

LINWOOD – Gilda’s Club South Jersey is calling all teen writers and poets for its seventh annual “It’s Always Something” Writing Contest.

If you have survived cancer, have watched a family member or friend deal with cancer, or have watched someone your own age go through cancer, Gilda’s Club wants to hear your story. It is looking for honest and personal essays or poetry from students in grades 9-12.

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