Upper Township Gazette

Upper Township School District honors volunteers

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, June 23, 2014 12:59 pm

MARMORA – The school district Wednesday honored the many volunteers who give their time at Upper Township schools.

A Volunteer Recognition Night was held on Wednesday, July 18 at the Upper Township Primary School. School board member Christie Chisholm organized the event.

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Black smoke was from a passing ship, Coast Guard says

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Written by David Benson Monday, June 23, 2014 12:31 pm

A column of black smoke rising from the horizon off the coast of Sea Isle City this morning has been identified by the Coast Guard as a vessel underway.

Lt. John Suckow, a spokesman at USCG Training Center Cape May, said the Coast Guard fielded several calls about the smoke Monday morning.

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Upper Township KEYS program to be evaluated

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, June 23, 2014 10:58 am

PETERSBUIRG – The school district’s KEYS (Keep Elementary Youth Safe) program, which offers before and after-school care for students attending the Upper Township primary and elementary schools will undergo a year-long revue, Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said this week.

“We’re going to form a committee and take a look at the after-school program,” Palmieri said at the Monday, June 16 meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education.

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School Choice open house considered a success

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, June 22, 2014 12:00 am

PETERSBURG – The school district hosted an open house for prospective School Choice students recently and Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said it was quite successful.

“I would not be surprised if we got more School Choice applicants,” he said.

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Upper Township girl attends Naval Academy’s summer program

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, June 21, 2014 12:30 pm

Lindsey Wan of Palermo attended the Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar last week. Lindsey Wan of Palermo attended the Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar last week.

PALERMO – An Ocean City High School junior recently completed a six-day program at the Naval Academy in Annapolis.

Lindsey Wan of Palermo was selected to participate in a session of the Naval Academy Summer Seminar held last week.

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Announcements, edition of June 18, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:30 am

Breunig is valedictorian at Atlantic Christian School

Elliot Breunig of Beesleys Point was named the valedictorian of Atlantic Christian School’s Class of 2014. He plans on attending Liberty University in the fall and majoring in business.

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Focus on History: Tuckahoe grew out of religious controversy

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Written by Robert Patterson Friday, June 20, 2014 01:00 pm

The Head of the River Church is one of the oldest in the area. It was finished in 1792. The Head of the River Church is one of the oldest in the area. It was finished in 1792.

The name Tuckahoe in the Lenape language means “where the deer are shy.” But the men who founded Tuckahoe certainly weren’t. In fact, they wanted everyone to know where they stood on the issues.

Out of the conflict between two such men came the communities we know as Tuckahoe and Head of the River.

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Primary school page turners

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, June 20, 2014 11:30 am

Second graders Lily Mammele, Dan Leiser and Katie Worchel stand with the Bookworm. The Bookworm grew longer each week, as children read stories and added links to form a huge paper chain. Second graders Lily Mammele, Dan Leiser and Katie Worchel stand with the Bookworm. The Bookworm grew longer each week, as children read stories and added links to form a huge paper chain. MARMORA – Students at the Upper Township Primary School FAR exceeded their goals in a month-long reading challenge.

The entire school participated in the annual Bookworm Challenge, where students from preschool through second grade helped a character called “Bookworm” grow by adding paper links for each book or chapter they read independently or with a helper. The challenge aims to encourage students to finish the school year strong, and to help develop confidence, independence, and enthusiasm for reading.

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Summer is not beach season for dogs in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, June 20, 2014 09:00 am

STRATHMERE – The township’s animal control service says it will begin patrolling beaches in Strathmere as a result of complaints about dogs on the beach.

The township does not allow dogs on local beaches between April 1 and Sept. 15, except for guide dogs. Dogs are allowed on beaches between Sept. 16 and March 30, according to the township.

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Conservation innovation in Upper Township

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Written by Deborah Patterson Thursday, June 19, 2014 03:23 pm

Karl Yunghans, owner of Littleworth Farms, next to a blueberry plant. Karl Yunghans, owner of Littleworth Farms, next to a blueberry plant.

PETERSBURG – The Cape Atlantic Conservation District is conducting a new project to increase pollinator species populations like honey bees and butterflies by expanding their habitat sites.

The group is using compost filter socks containing wildflower seeds to try and bring back pollinators. Each sock measures 12 inches in diameter and contains compost material that can be laid out anywhere.

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