• Ocean City Gazette

    Members of the Ocean City High School surf team, pictured with Coach Mark Miedema, center, will travel to Dana Point, Calif. in June for a national surfing championship. The team is raising money to make the trip possible and is hosting a clothing drive this weekend. OCEAN CITY — Nine members of the Ocean City High School surf team will be heading to California in June, and they need your help to get there.

    The team qualified to go to the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s National Interscholastic Championship in Dana Point, Calif. June 14 – 16.

  • Regional

    A dolphin takes a breath while swimming off Ocean City Saturday with several others. Federal officials fear a deadly illness could be coming back north with the returning animals, although the hope is that the disease will peter out this spring. (photo by Bill Barlow)With warming temperatures, the snowbirds are returning from Florida.

    That goes for wildlife as well as human cold-averse residents. On platforms along the marshes and back bays, ospreys are choosing their nesting sites, and over the weekend, just past the wetsuited surfers in the 40-something degree water in Ocean City’s north end, a pod of dolphins made…

  • Upper Township Gazette

    Cyclists get moving at the start of the Fourth Annual Tour de Tuckahoe Bike Ride at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Greater Area Tuckahoe Merchants Association’s scholarship fund. PETERSBURG – Township committee last week approved the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants Association’s request to hold the fifth annual Tour de Tuckahoe bike ride on Sunday, May 4 at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

    Last year, the event brought more than 260 cyclists. Participants could also compete in a duathlon.

  • Upper Township Gazette

     SEA ISLE CITY – The county fire marshal and the county prosecutor Monday continued their investigation into a fire that destroyed three beachfront condominiums last week, drawing firefighters from 14 South Jersey towns.

    The investigation could be complete by Thursday.

  • Summer Magazines

    bayfest SOMERS POINT  Bayfest will occupy 14 blocks along Bay Avenue with music, food, crafters and family activities 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, rain or shine.

    Somers Point is expecting more than 30,000 people to flock to Bay Avenue this year for four live bands, 38 food vendors and more than 120 crafters, as well as 15 children’s activities.

  • Weather

    For the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather to expect when you drop a kickstand on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:/Jen MarraFor the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather you can expect when you drop a kickstand Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:

Upper Township Gazette

Upper Township’s ‘Teachers of the Year’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:19 am

  Laura Goodreau with David DelConte Laura Goodreau with David DelConte  Laura Goodreau, Upper Township Primary School

Upper Township Primary School Principal David DelConte said Laura Goodreau, voted the primary school’s Teacher of the Year for 2013, was a “wonderful teacher” as he presented her with an award at a Monday, Aug. 19 meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education.

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Local authors tell their stories at Schiavo Library event

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:09 am

  Daniel David Jones, left, and Arthur J. Higbee point to a map of the search pattern U.S. Coast Guard helicopters used while looking for them off the coast of Ocean City.
Daniel David Jones, left, and Arthur J. Higbee point to a map of the search pattern U.S. Coast Guard helicopters used while looking for them off the coast of Ocean City.

STRATHMERE – Local authors gathered at the Schiavo Library last week to share their stories.

There were murder mysteries, love lost and found again, children’s stories, history and a real-life story by two men who were rescued from the Atlantic Ocean after almost 19 hours at sea.

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BOE eyes another referendum for school repairs

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:08 am

State would cover 40 percent of $16M cost

 PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Board of Education Monday voted unanimously to support an application to the state for $16,616,831 in renovations to the school district’s three facilities.

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Coyote sighted in Upper Township in middle of the day

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Written by Joan Kostiuk Tuesday, August 20, 2013 02:34 pm

Chelsea White/A coyote basks in the sun Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 20 in a backyard on Rivendell Road in the Palermo section of Upper Township. Coyote sightings in the township are becoming more and more frequent; however, they are rarely seen during the daytime. Chelsea White/A coyote basks in the sun Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 20 in a backyard on Rivendell Road in the Palermo section of Upper Township. Coyote sightings in the township are becoming more and more frequent; however, they are rarely seen during the daytime.

UPPER TOWNSHIP - A coyote basks in the sun Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 20 in a suburban backyard on Rivendell Road in the Palermo section of Upper Township.

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Township renews contract with EMS collection firm

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, August 20, 2013 05:47 am

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee last week voted to renew a contract with Accounts Receivable Management, Inc. of Thorofare to provide collection services for local EMS bills.

The company will receive 25 percent of the collections it makes. It does not handle financial hardship cases, according to officials.

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Troop 95 flies high at Catskill Mountains

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 20, 2013 04:45 am


Shane Wigglesworth takes the Shane Wigglesworth takes the

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Seventeen boy scouts and scout leaders from Upper Township’s Troop 95 recently returned from an exciting week of summer camp in the Catskill Mountains in New York.

As the scouts arrived at the camp, the first thing that drew everyone’s attention was the size of the camp.

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Upper Township approves $20K in new street signs

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, August 19, 2013 02:06 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township approved $20,000 from its Capital Improvement Fund to purchase new street signs at a meeting last week.

Township engineer Paul Dietrich said the new signs will have larger lettering and be more reflective. Federal guidelines require the new signs be installed, he said.

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1,300 athletes compete in Capt. Bill Gallagher run

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, August 19, 2013 01:13 pm

(photos by Katie Dalrymple) Over 1,300 runners take off from the starting line during the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol’s 43rd Annual Captain Bill Gallagher 10-Mile Island Run. (photos by Katie Dalrymple) Over 1,300 runners take off from the starting line during the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol’s 43rd Annual Captain Bill Gallagher 10-Mile Island Run.

SEA ISLE CITY – Over 1,300 runners from across the region and as far away as Quebec, California and Florida competed in the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol’s 43rd Annual Captain Bill Gallagher 10-Mile Island Run on Aug. 10.

The run featured individual runners, members of running clubs and other athletes who represented organizations, families and groups of friends. The race took place along Sea Isle City’s Promenade and beach, beginning and ending at 44th Street in front of the beach patrol’s headquarters.

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For Upper Township woman, whole world is home away from home

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Monday, August 19, 2013 11:01 am

(photo courtesy of Linda Gentille) Linda Gentille will play in South Korea and China this fall. The Upper Township piano player also leads the Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra, which performs at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center during the summer. (photo courtesy of Linda Gentille) Linda Gentille will play in South Korea and China this fall. The Upper Township piano player also leads the Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra, which performs at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center during the summer.

UPPER TOWNSHIP—The busy and sometimes hectic days of summer will soon fade into the quieter times of autumn for many year round residents of Cape May County.

The opposite will hold true for pianist Linda Gentille, of Upper Township, whose home away from home is the rest of the world.

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Local residents make Dean's List at Saint Joseph's University

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 19, 2013 12:00 am

The following residents earned Dean's List honors for the spring 2013 semester at Saint Joseph's University:

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Cory Woerner graduates from Coastal Carolina University

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 19, 2013 12:00 am

Cory Woerner of Seaville recently graduated from Coastal Carolina University Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

 

Police identify body found in Sea Isle City as Marmora man

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Written by Columb Higgins Sunday, August 18, 2013 10:57 am

SEA ISLE CITY – State Police identified the body found in the back bay of Sea Isle City Thursday as Norman Remsen of Marmora.

The investigation into the cause of his death is still ongoing. Police said there was no sign of foul play but the cause of death is still not clear.

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