Upper Township Gazette

Little Miss and Junior Miss Sea Isle City crowned Wednesday

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, July 07, 2014 11:40 am

Last year’s pageant winners (from left) 2013 Little Miss 2nd Princess Olivia Bennis, Little Miss Queen Madalyn Delaney, Little Miss 1st Princess Gina McBrearty, Junior Miss Queen Rachel Sofroney, Junior Miss 1st Princess Erin Fuzer, and Junior Miss 2nd Princess Noelle Mink. Last year’s pageant winners (from left) 2013 Little Miss 2nd Princess Olivia Bennis, Little Miss Queen Madalyn Delaney, Little Miss 1st Princess Gina McBrearty, Junior Miss Queen Rachel Sofroney, Junior Miss 1st Princess Erin Fuzer, and Junior Miss 2nd Princess Noelle Mink.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s Division of Tourism will host the annual Little Miss and Junior Miss Sea Isle City Pageant at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 inside the St. Joseph auditorium, 44th Street and Central Ave.

The Little Miss competition for girls ages 5-8 and the Junior Miss portion for girls 9-12 are open to year-round and summer residents of Sea Isle City, students of Bishop McHugh Regional School and residents of campgrounds immediately adjacent to Sea Isle City.

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Farmers Insurance opens in Marmora

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:00 am

MARMORA – Farmers Insurance held a grand opening for its new office in Marmora on Saturday, June 28.

There were face painters and hamburgers and hotdogs available. Raffles were held for a “beach day” and “movie night” basket and an iPad mini.

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Community garden at Trinity to support local food pantries

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, July 01, 2014 05:43 pm

Trinity United Methodist Church garden coordinator Doug Frohock. Trinity United Methodist Church garden coordinator Doug Frohock.

MARMORA – They got a late start this year, but a group of volunteers is hoping to plant the seed of a new program to provide local food pantries with fresh vegetables grown at a community garden at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Doug Frohock, a member of the church who helps with volunteer projects, said the church’s pastor, Rev. Jun Yoshimatsu, came up with the idea for a community garden earlier this year.

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Upper Township waiting on purchase of third automated trash truck

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, July 01, 2014 03:42 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee has received two bids for a new automated side-loading trash truck but is waiting to approve a purchase until the public works department has a plan in place to shift manpower and sell old vehicles.

Committeeman John Coggins said last week that he would like to see a report detailing current trash pickup routes and new routes using a third automated truck. He said public works should also detail manpower assignments now versus after a third truck is delivered.

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Accident on Route 9 in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, June 30, 2014 04:42 pm

A vehicle crashed into a tree while traveling north on Route 9 in Marmora, causing extensive damage to its passenger side. A vehicle crashed into a tree while traveling north on Route 9 in Marmora, causing extensive damage to its passenger side.

MARMORA – A one-car accident on Route 9 in Marmora closed the roadway Monday afternoon but resulted in no injuries.

An Advantage Rental and Sales car crashed into a tree near Timber Drive while traveling north on Route 9 shortly before 4 p.m.. The collision damaged the vehicle’s passenger side.

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Ocean City High School crew champions honored

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Written by Columb Higgins Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:00 pm

Members of the Ocean City High School JV8 boys crew team and Upper Township Committee during a presentation Monday. Members of the Ocean City High School JV8 boys crew team and Upper Township Committee during a presentation Monday. PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee honored the Ocean City High School JV8 boys crew team Monday for winning the 2014 Scholastic Rowing Association of America Regatta.

The regatta was held at Mercer Lake on May 24. The Ocean City High School team beat 17 other boats from across the country.

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Upper Township Committee honors local Eagle Scout

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 pm

Ryan Casey, center, is presented with a proclamation from members of Upper Township Committee (from left) Committeemen John Coggins and Hobie Young, Mayor Richard Palombo, Deputy Mayor Tony Inserra and Committeeman Ed Barr. Ryan Casey, center, is presented with a proclamation from members of Upper Township Committee (from left) Committeemen John Coggins and Hobie Young, Mayor Richard Palombo, Deputy Mayor Tony Inserra and Committeeman Ed Barr. PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee Monday honored a local Eagle Scout for achieving the highest rank in scouting.

Ryan Casey is a member of Boy Scout Troop 79. He recently repaired the Gold Star Mothers Monument at the Cape May County Veterans Cemetery as his service project to attain the rank of Eagle Scout.

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Sustainable Jersey holds event in Marmora

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:00 am

MARMORA – Sustainable Jersey, a non-profit organization that supports programs and initiatives to help communities become more sustainable, held a networking meeting last week in Marmora.

Launched in 2009, Sustainable Jersey has developed a certification program that outlines specific actions towns can take that help them to “go green” and sustain their quality of life. Sustainable Jersey provides tools, training and grants to support and reward communities as they move along this path.

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Shoes at the Shore fundraiser a ringer

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 27, 2014 02:00 pm

MARMORA - The Knights of Columbus Monsignor James J. Zegers/Resurrection Council 9113 held their sixth annual Shoes at the Shore horseshoe fundraiser Saturday, June 21 at the Church of the Resurrection in Marmora. From left are second place team members Ed Dietz and Jeff Gouza, third place teammates Jay Klebaur and Andy Balinge, and first place winners Sam Picketts Jr. and Sam Picketts, Sr. Proceeds from the event benefit Knights of Columbus widows and is held the third weekend in June.

 

Local artists growing in talent at The Barn in Seaville

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Written by Ted Klepac Friday, June 27, 2014 08:00 am

From left, owner/artist Jill Cucci-Smith and artist Lance Balderson at The Barn in Seaville. From left, owner/artist Jill Cucci-Smith and artist Lance Balderson at The Barn in Seaville. SEAVILLE – The Barn, just north of the Cedar Square Shopping Center on Route 9 in Seaville, displays a variety of art and art photography by South Jersey artists.

It held its first gallery in 2012, when it opened its doors for local artists to show their work.

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