Upper Township Gazette

All winners in water ball

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, June 10, 2014 03:13 pm

 Sea Isle City’s Volunteer Fire Department hosted the Cape May County Fire Fighter’s Water Ball Tournament Saturday, June 7, in Sea Isle’s Municipal Marina parking lot.  The firefighters split into two teams and competed against each other.
 Sea Isle City’s Volunteer Fire Department hosted the Cape May County Fire Fighter’s Water Ball Tournament Saturday, June 7, in Sea Isle’s Municipal Marina parking lot. The firefighters split into two teams and competed against each other.

Sea Isle City’s Volunteer Fire Department hosted the Cape May County Fire Fighter’s Water Ball Tournament Saturday, June 7, in Sea Isle’s Municipal Marina parking lot. The firefighters split into two teams and competed against each other.

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Upper Township woman honored by United Way

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 10, 2014 04:11 am

Ronnie Town, center, was honored for her volunteer service during a recognition celebration held by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Tuckahoe inn in Marmora. Also pictured from left are UWGPSNJ local operating board members in Cape May County Joseph Scheufele and John Armand, UWGPSNJ’s executive director in Cape May County John Emge, and immediate past chair of the local operating board Joe Murray.
  Ronnie Town, center, was honored for her volunteer service during a recognition celebration held by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Tuckahoe inn in Marmora. Also pictured from left are UWGPSNJ local operating board members in Cape May County Joseph Scheufele and John Armand, UWGPSNJ’s executive director in Cape May County John Emge, and immediate past chair of the local operating board Joe Murray. BEESLEYS POINT – The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey honored an Upper Township woman last week for her volunteer service.

Ronnie Town serves as Senior Public Affairs Manager at Atlantic City Electric. She serves on the board of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, Red Cross Shore Chapter, chairs the Cape May County Child Placement Review board and serves as secretary of the Atlantic City Electric Political Action Committee. She has raised more than $110,000 for the ASL Association in memory of her husband, Eddie Town, according to a press release.

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Country Shore Women’s Club holds installation dinner

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 09, 2014 05:00 pm

 At the Country Shore Women’s Club installation dinner are treasurer Carolyn Peltz, trustee Cindy Arnold, trustee Linda Banner, Sally Morris, recording secretary Janice Demarest, trustee Marybeth Grant, third vice president Jaime McGowan, trustee Tisa McKinley, trustee Felicia Ensminger, first vice president Chrissy Perro, second vice president Betty Pruitt, trustee Maureen Card, president Jill Clark and corresponding secretary Jeannie Mentzer At the Country Shore Women’s Club installation dinner are treasurer Carolyn Peltz, trustee Cindy Arnold, trustee Linda Banner, Sally Morris, recording secretary Janice Demarest, trustee Marybeth Grant, third vice president Jaime McGowan, trustee Tisa McKinley, trustee Felicia Ensminger, first vice president Chrissy Perro, second vice president Betty Pruitt, trustee Maureen Card, president Jill Clark and corresponding secretary Jeannie Mentzer BEESLEYS POINT – The Country Shore Women’s Club recently held an installation dinner for its new officers and trustees at the Tuckahoe Inn.

The Country Shore Women's Club of Upper Township was federated in 1969. It is a member of the General Federation of Women's Club (GFWC), an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

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Knights of Columbus give awards to parish, community members

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 09, 2014 11:16 am

Donna Hadfield (holding plaque) was honored for her “Outstanding Contributions to the Church and the Community.” She is shown with event co-organizer Knight Joe Matyszsczak (left), award presenter Kathleen (Dutch) Devlin, and Madonna Maria Council Grand Knight John Falcone. Donna Hadfield (holding plaque) was honored for her “Outstanding Contributions to the Church and the Community.” She is shown with event co-organizer Knight Joe Matyszsczak (left), award presenter Kathleen (Dutch) Devlin, and Madonna Maria Council Grand Knight John Falcone.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Knights of Columbus Madonna Maria Council of Saint Joseph Church in Sea Isle City, and Brendan the Navigator Parish in Avalon and Stone Harbor, recently honored community members.

During this year’s award presentation inside the Saint Joseph Parish auditorium, seven plaques inscribed with the names of worthy recipients were distributed by council members.

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Upper Township road resurfacing project mostly complete

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Written by Columb Higgins Sunday, June 08, 2014 08:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township’s 2014 road resurfacing project was set to be completed last week, except for two spots where contractors paved around parked cars.

Township engineer Paul Dietrich said the Marmora Volunteer Fire Company was also going to look at a portion of paving work done at St. Andrew’s Place, where there is a hump in the road.

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Peyton’s Promise run in Sea Isle raises money for CHOP

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 06, 2014 12:00 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – The Peyton’s Promise Fun Run and Walk will take to the Sea Isle City Promenade on Saturday, June 7 to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Peyton Laricks was born on March 31, 2008 with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), a defect occurring just once in every 2,500 births. She endured 88 days in intensive care, 12 days on life support and multiple surgeries.

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Upper Township makes application to county Open Space Board

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, June 06, 2014 11:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township officials last week made a presentation to the Cape May County Open Space board seeking almost $1 million in funding to improve the football field at Caldwell Park in Palermo.

Officials have plans to install new football bleachers on either side of the field and repair the dilapidated press box. Better ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) access will be provided as well.

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Computer needed for trash truck repairs, says Upper Township committeeman

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, June 06, 2014 08:30 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township should purchase a diagnostic computer and software to help employees identify problems and fix new automated side-loading trash trucks without having to send them out for repairs, Committeeman Tony Inserra said last week.

One of the new trucks was sidelined for a number of days when it had to be sent to the shop for repairs. The truck is one of two automated vehicles that Upper Township purchased last year.

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Sweet taste of summer in Upper Township

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Written by Deborah Patterson Thursday, June 05, 2014 01:04 pm

Carina and Cece Mattern enjoy playing with water from the windmill at the Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield during the 25th annual Strawberry Festival Saturday, May 31. The festival is sponsored every year by the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township Carina and Cece Mattern enjoy playing with water from the windmill at the Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield during the 25th annual Strawberry Festival Saturday, May 31. The festival is sponsored every year by the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township

Strawberry Festival celebrates 25 years

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Upper Township Committee approves $50,000 for tax map changes

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, June 05, 2014 12:53 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee last week unanimously approved a $50,000 special emergency appropriation to pay for changes to the tax map.

Earlier this year, the state gave officials a 64-page itemized list of changes that must be made to the tax map.

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Art and culture on display at Upper Township schools

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Written by Deborah Patterson Thursday, June 05, 2014 10:55 am

Second-grader Mia Pancoast of Petersburg and seventh-graders Ali Hendricks and Nicole Rhodes from the Upper Township Middle School draw “selfies” at the Family Art Night at the Upper Township Primary School. Second-grader Mia Pancoast of Petersburg and seventh-graders Ali Hendricks and Nicole Rhodes from the Upper Township Middle School draw “selfies” at the Family Art Night at the Upper Township Primary School.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Students got to show off more than 2,500 pieces of artwork they created during the school year at last week’s arts nights.

The primary and elementary schools held a Family Art Night on Wednesday, May 28 at the Upper Township Primary School. The middle school hosted its eighth annual Arts Night on Thursday, May 29.

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Divided committee votes to move forward with baseball field lighting

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, June 05, 2014 10:52 am

PETERSBURG – A proposal to light new baseball fields at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg divided committee again last week.

Committeeman John Coggins said he would like an estimate of the cost and a plan for the dismantling of baseball fields at Caldwell Park in Palermo, which the new baseball fields at Amanda’s Field are set to replace.

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Body found floating near Townsends Inlet

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 03, 2014 09:07 am

SEA ISLE CITY – A passing boat spotted the body of a man floating in the water near the Townsends Inlet between Sea Isle City and Avalon Monday.

State Police are investigating. The victim has not been identified.

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Upper Township makes application to county Open Space board

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, June 02, 2014 02:29 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township officials last week made a presentation to the Cape May County Open Space board seeking almost $1 million in funding to improve the football field at Caldwell Park in Palermo.

Officials have plans to install new football bleachers on either side of the field and repair the dilapidated press box. Better ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) access will be provided as well.

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Family’s return from wars brought home importance of Memorial Day

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Written by Columb Higgins Sunday, June 01, 2014 11:00 am

Lt. Ted Klepac Lt. Ted Klepac

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Ted Klepac, Jr. remembers his father, uncles and an aunt going off to war. But it was their coming back that has given him a profound understanding of what Memorial Day means.

Klepac’s father and seven uncles served in World War II. Two other uncles served in the armed forces after the war, one seeing action in Korea and Vietnam. His uncle Mitchell Klepac’s wife, Florence, was a nurse in Africa during World War II.

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Summer activities for kids at Seaville church

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 31, 2014 01:00 pm

SEAVILLE - Abundant Life Church will host two summer events for kids from Monday, June 30 to Thursday, July 3 at the church, 44 Route 50 in Seaville.

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