Upper Township Gazette

Local man named county Legionnaire of the Year

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Written by Ted Klepac Monday, August 25, 2014 11:42 am

Cape May County Legionnaire of the Year George “Butch” Meher (left) with Vernon Clark of the Wittkamp Colwell American Legion Post 239 in Tuckahoe. Cape May County Legionnaire of the Year George “Butch” Meher (left) with Vernon Clark of the Wittkamp Colwell American Legion Post 239 in Tuckahoe.

TUCKAHOE – George “Butch” Meher III of the Wittkamp Colwell American Legion Post 239 in Tuckahoe was recently honored as the Cape May County Legionnaire of the Year.

The seven American Legion posts in Cape May County each nominated a candidate for the award.

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Schoultz makes Dean’s List

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 12:00 pm

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Paige Schoultz of Beesleys Point was named to the Dean’s List at St. Joseph’s University this year. She is a Food Marketing major at the school.

Schoultz traveled to Mississippi in June to spend a week with fellow students, helping to build a home in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity. She is a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and the business school’s residential learning community.

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Seaville teen receives pilot certificate

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 10:00 am

Richard Washart of Seaville recently received his private pilot certificate

SEAVILLE - Richard Washart of Seaville recently received his private pilot certificate after successfully completing the FAA practical check ride.

Washart trained with Barry Mastrangelo, CFI-I of Aerial Sky Ventures, Inc. at the Woodbine Municipal Airport. He completed his training in a little over five months while finishing his senior year at Ocean City High School. He is also studying to become an EMT.

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Nice catch

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 03:04 pm

Nice catch

Paul Leiser, 10, of Seaville, landed a mahi mahi while fishing 30 miles offshore. He was fishing aboard the Typhoon, owned by his grandfather, Paul Leiser, of Stone Harbor.

   

Focus on History: Gandy house a reminder of Greenfield’s roots

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Written by Harriett A. Reardon Bailey Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:02 pm

There is an old home in Greenfield which, according to legend, was so named back in 1893 when the railroad to Sea Isle City built a small platform there amid the surrounding cultivated “green fields.”

It was there that John Wesley Gandy married Emma Van Guilder in 1872, and raised six children in their house. John was a farmer, minister, constable and district superintendent of schools. He was a manager of the Cedar Swamp Meadow Company and one of the local farmers who used the creek as a waterway to transport his crops to Longport and Atlantic City by flat bottomed sailboats called “market boats.”

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Quilts of Valor honor veterans at Upper Township VFW

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 09:56 am

From left are Gary Reagan, Andy Klain, Mike Venzie, Charles Adelizzi, Richard Lefferson, Suzanne Haskins and Richard Lee displaying their quilts. From left are Gary Reagan, Andy Klain, Mike Venzie, Charles Adelizzi, Richard Lefferson, Suzanne Haskins and Richard Lee displaying their quilts. MARMORA – The South Shore Stitchers Guild visited VFW Post 8695 in Marmora on Wednesday, Aug. 6 and presented handmade quilts to local veterans.

The quilting group is made up of 131 local women who have an interest in sewing, quilting and fabric arts.

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Letter: Time for beach tags in Strathmere

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The time has come. Beach tags and boat ramp fees are in the best interest of the township and its areas of Strathmere and Whale Beach.

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Letter: Bicyclists must share the road

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

This is a message to everyone on the road, but is directed specifically to bicyclists.

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New Upper Township Primary School principal approved

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:58 am

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Board of Education welcomed a new principal to the Upper Township Primary School at its Monday, August 18 board meeting, but Jamie Gillespie said it was like he never left.

“I spent 11 years at the middle school as a teacher,” said Gillespie, who was unanimously approved for the new position. “I’m extremely excited to return for what I hope will be many, many more years. It truly is coming home for me, I’m happy to be home.”

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Upper Township school board, teachers union agree to new three-year contract

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 19, 2014 09:57 am

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Board of Education Monday unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding between the board and the Upper Township Education Association.

The retroactive three-year agreement, effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016, calls for a 2.25 percent salary increase in 2013-14, 3.15 percent increase in 2014-15 and 2.5 percent increase in 2015-16.

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