Upper Township Gazette

Pickup truck crashes into 3 cars, and then the Deauville Inn

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 08, 2014 04:52 pm

photos by Jen Marra photos by Jen Marra STRATHMERE – A Toyota pickup truck crashed into three cars in the parking lot of the Deauville Inn, before backing into the restaurant on Willard Avenue in Strathmere shortly after 3 p.m., an employee said Wednesday afternoon.

“He came in reverse across the street and hit all of the cars in the parking lot, and then tore the door off our kitchen,” said the employee, who asked not to be identified. “And then he took off in forward and he hit his own house, too.”

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Tuckahoe River bridge will be closed to one lane during construction

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 08, 2014 04:18 pm

TUCKAHOE – Plans for a temporary bridge over the Tuckahoe River have been scrapped and the existing bridge will be closed to one lane of alternating traffic during construction, according to a spokesperson with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).

Steve Schapiro, the Acting Director of Communications with the NJDOT, said in an email last week that the project has been redesigned since a contract was awarded last year to South State, Inc. of Bridgeton.

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State Police seeking two suspects in Marmora Dunkin’ Donuts burglary

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, October 07, 2014 07:11 pm

MARMORA – New Jersey State Police are seeking to identify two suspects that broke into the Marmora Dunkin Donuts’ last month.

Police have released photos of two individuals from security camera footage inside the store. The two suspects broke into the Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 9 and Roosevelt Blvd. just after 11 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, police said.

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Firefighters put out car fire in Marmora

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:47 am

Marmora firefighters put out a car fire on Greenbriar Road Sunday morning. Marmora firefighters put out a car fire on Greenbriar Road Sunday morning.

MARMORA – A morning car fire on Greenbriar Road in Marmora brought out firefighters and the Upper Township Division of EMS Sunday.

Marmora Volunteer Fire Company Chief Jay Newman said firefighters responded around 6:10 a.m. to the reported car fire at 12 Greenbriar Road. Firefighters found a car with an engine compartment fire, he said.

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Longaberger Basket Bingo benefits community organizations

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Written by Columb Higgins Sunday, October 05, 2014 12:55 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Country Shore Women’s Club will hold its annual Longaberger Basket Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Upper Township Community Center in Tuckahoe.

All bingo proceeds will benefit local community service organizations.

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Sea Isle water department flushing hydrants

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Written by Columb Higgins Sunday, October 05, 2014 10:55 am

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Water Department will be flushing out water hydrants throughout town during the months of October and November.

Annual hydrant flushing is required by state law, according to the city. It ensures that hydrant systems are functioning properly and will provide adequate water flow when needed.

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Free rabies clinic scheduled in Upper Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 03, 2014 09:00 am

SEAVILLE – A free rabies clinic will be offered from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Shore Veterinarian Animal Hospital, 73 Hope Corson Road in Seaville.

Dog licenses will also be available for purchase. All dogs are required to be licensed in Upper Township.

For more information, call 609-628-2011, ext. 200.

 

Environmental commission announces beautification award winners

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 02:38 pm

The recipients of the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission’s 2014 Beautification Awards received their honors during the Fall Family Festival. The recipients of the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission’s 2014 Beautification Awards received their honors during the Fall Family Festival.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Environmental Commission recently distributed beautification awards to home and business owners who have improved or continually maintained the appearance of their properties.

Environmental commission members examine a variety of exterior features, including landscaping, architecture, the removal of overgrown shrubs and plants, and overall appearance. Properties that are deemed eligible for a beautification award are nominated by neighbors and others in the community.

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Sea Isle Chamber of Commerce presents Founders Award

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 12:34 pm

David Farina (second from right) receives the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s 2014 Founders Award at the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City. Shown presenting the award is Mayor Leonard Desiderio (far right) with (from left) SICCCR vice president Bill Buchanan, Cape May County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti, Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi and SICCCR president Chris Glancey. David Farina (second from right) receives the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s 2014 Founders Award at the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City. Shown presenting the award is Mayor Leonard Desiderio (far right) with (from left) SICCCR vice president Bill Buchanan, Cape May County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti, Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi and SICCCR president Chris Glancey. SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization (SICCCR) honored David Farina with its 2014 Founders Award during their annual Around the World Gala held a the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City. 

The Founders Award is presented annually to someone who has served the community for a number of years and has supported the chamber, tourism and the City of Sea Isle City in general.

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Boy scouts go for a ride

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 01, 2014 04:00 pm

Boy scouts from Troop 95 in Upper Township were treated to a night of go-cart racing Boy scouts from Troop 95 in Upper Township were treated to a night of go-cart racing UPPER TOWNSHIP – Boy scouts from Troop 95 in Upper Township were treated to a night of go-cart racing.

Troop chairman John Castaldi said a Wildwood go-cart track opened especially for 32 boys from Troop 95. Since there was nobody else there, everyone got to ride for a long time, he said.

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Food truck feast-ival

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 01, 2014 01:13 pm

Rose Ialeggio of Livingston and Rocco Giuliano of Bloomfield enjoy a pork loin parfait and a sandwich called “The Westerner” from Sum Pig during Sea Isle City’s Food Truck Festival Saturday, Sept. 27 on the grounds of Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and Landis Avenue.
Rose Ialeggio of Livingston and Rocco Giuliano of Bloomfield enjoy a pork loin parfait and a sandwich called “The Westerner” from Sum Pig during Sea Isle City’s Food Truck Festival Saturday, Sept. 27 on the grounds of Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and Landis Avenue. Rose Ialeggio of Livingston and Rocco Giuliano of Bloomfield enjoy a pork loin parfait and a sandwich called “The Westerner” from Sum Pig during Sea Isle City’s Food Truck Festival Saturday, Sept. 27 on the grounds of Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and Landis Avenue.

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Tuckahoe Masons celebrate 150th anniversary

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 01, 2014 01:10 pm

Star Lodge #65 in Tuckahoe was built in 1928 but Masons have met here since 1864.
Star Lodge #65 in Tuckahoe was built in 1928 but Masons have met here since 1864. TUCKAHOE – Freemasons at Star Lodge 65 in Tuckahoe celebrated the group’s 150th anniversary Saturday.

The building at the intersection of Route 50 and Mount Pleasant-Tuckahoe Road has been the meeting place of local Masons since it was built in 1928. But the members of Star Lodge 65 have been meeting in Tuckahoe since 1864, when the Grand Lodge of New Jersey granted them a warrant.

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On the cover: Shore delish

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 01, 2014 01:04 pm

Shore delish Shore delish Jason Steelman of Dennis Township and his son Zach, 8, sip on chocolate and strawberry banana shakes from Shore Shake while they visit Sea Isle City’s Food Truck Festival Saturday, Sept. 27 on the grounds of Kix McNutley’s.

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Upper Township Rescue squad to host Trunk or Treat

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, September 30, 2014 03:59 pm

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Rescue Squad will sponsor a Trunk or Treat event from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Amanda’s Field, 10 Sunset Drive in Petersburg. The rain date is Oct. 22.

The Trunk or Treat is a safe place for children to go trick or treating. Interested participants can also register their vehicles to take part in the event.

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LEGO Club at Upper Township library

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, September 30, 2014 01:59 pm

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township branch of the Cape May County Library will host children 5-12 and their caregivers for a meeting of the LEGO Club on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Children will read books to get ideas about what to construct and then LEGOs will be brought out for the kids to build. Parents are encouraged to stay through the meeting and build with their kids.

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Sea Isle woman joins Atlantic Cape Board of Trustees

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:58 pm

MAYS LANDING – Ellen Nicholson Byrne, of Sea Isle City, has joined the Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees.

Byrne specializes in contracts, real estate, land use and nonprofit organizations at her law practice in Sea Isle City, according to a press release from the college. She is also the part-time public defender for Sea Isle City, and the former solicitor to the Sea Isle City Zoning Board of Adjustment.

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