Upper Township Gazette

Cape May County Police Academy looking for a few good citizens

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Public Safety Training Center will be holding a Citizens Police Academy from 7-9:30 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 23 through April 20.

All citizens are invited to sign up for the academy, which will provide an overview of law enforcement functions.

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Fundraiser dinner for Sea Isle City ambulance corps

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:00 am

SEA ISLE CITY – A fundraiser dinner for the Sea Isle City Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be held on Monday, Feb. 16 with seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. at La Fontana Coast Ristorante, 5000 Landis Avenue.

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Electronic display to replace billboards at Township Hall

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 08, 2015 12:00 am

PETERSBURG – Engineer Paul Dietrich Monday asked that $4,000 from a 2013 capital bond be allocated to purchase TV screens for the foyer of the Upper Township Municipal Building.

The screens will replace the billboards that have been used for some time. The screens will display more information, public service announcements and meeting times, he said.

 

Thousands expected at Run/Walk for Autism

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 08, 2015 12:00 am

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Thousands of participants and spectators are expected at the 2015 Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism on Sunday, Feb. 15 along the Promenade. Proceeds from the event will benefit Autism charities.
Submitted Thousands of participants and spectators are expected at the 2015 Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism on Sunday, Feb. 15 along the Promenade. Proceeds from the event will benefit Autism charities.

SEA ISLE CITY – The 7th Annual Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism is expected to bring thousands of participants and spectators to Sea Isle City next week, closing the resort’s Polar Bear Weekend.

The run and walk is sponsored by Mike’s Seafood Market and Dockside Restaurant in Sea Isle City and organized by Mike Monichetti. It raises money and awareness for Autism Speaks, an autism advocacy organization, special school services, autism support groups and families with special needs children.

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Beeginners beekeeping course planned

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 07, 2015 04:43 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Registration is now open for the 6th annual Beeginners Beekeeping course conducted by members of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association (Jersey Cape Branch) and New Jersey Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office of Cape May County.

Anyone with an interest in beekeeping will have an opportunity to learn about bee biology, hive management, hive equipment construction, handling bees, pests of bees and honey processing.No previous education or training in handling bees is required. The course will be limited to 50 individuals.

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Special events committee to meet

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 06, 2015 08:42 pm

PETERSBURG – A committee to plan and organize special events in Upper Township is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 at the Upper Township Municipal Building in Petersburg.

Committeeman Hobie Young said the meeting will discuss events like the Fourth of July celebration at Amanda’s Field last year. The township is also planning an Easter event, a Miss Upper Township pageant and other events.

   

Sea Isle chills out

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 06, 2015 08:00 pm

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Sea Isle City’s annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Submitted / Sea Isle City’s annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14.

21st Annual Polar Bear Plunge set for Feb. 14

SEA ISLE CITY – Sea Isle City’s 21st Annual Polar Bear Plunge is set for Saturday, Feb. 14, with a vendors market, costume contest and pep rally planned.

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Tiger Cubs visit The Gazette

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 06, 2015 04:48 pm

Tiger Cubs (from left) Ayden Trexler, Adam Wertzberger, Brendan Gallagher, Scotty Halliday, Owen Galvin, Zachary Bellwoar and Dillon Singleton with (back row) Webelos Scout Noah Wertzberger and Carly Gallagher visited The Gazette office in Marmora on Jan. 30 to learn how newspapers are made.
Columb Higgins / Tiger Cubs (from left) Ayden Trexler, Adam Wertzberger, Brendan Gallagher, Scotty Halliday, Owen Galvin, Zachary Bellwoar and Dillon Singleton with (back row) Webelos Scout Noah Wertzberger and Carly Gallagher visited The Gazette office in Marmora on Jan. 30 to learn how newspapers are made.

MARMORA – Tiger Cubs from Pack 79 of Marmora visited The Gazette office on Friday, Jan. 30 to learn about how to communicate with hundreds or thousands of people at the same time.

Heather Wertzberger, who is the leader of the Tiger Cubs, said the boys are required to visit a newspaper office, radio station or TV station as part of attaining a new merit badge. The group has been learning what kinds of stories go in newspapers and how they are made, she said.

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Most of Strathmere beach work set to finish by Memorial Day

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, February 06, 2015 04:41 pm

STRATHMERE – The Strathmere portion of the Great Egg Harbor to Townsends Inlet beach replenishment project should start in April and be mostly completed by Memorial Day, township officials said Monday.

Beaches here will be closed 1,000 feet at a time during replenishment, township engineer Paul Dietrich said. Work will continue 24 hours a day until the project is complete.

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A night under the stars

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, February 06, 2015 04:32 pm

Richard Dolka of Petersburg spins his daughters Devin and Taryn, 5 and 7 respectively, on the dance floor as they dance the night away during the Upper Township Primary School’s Father Daughter Dance Friday, Jan. 30. 
Richard Dolka of Petersburg spins his daughters Devin and Taryn, 5 and 7 respectively, on the dance floor as they dance the night away during the Upper Township Primary School’s Father Daughter Dance Friday, Jan. 30. Richard Dolka of Petersburg spins his daughters Devin and Taryn, 5 and 7 respectively, on the dance floor as they dance the night away during the Upper Township Primary School’s Father Daughter Dance Friday, Jan. 30.

photos by Jen Marra

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Farmers market planning continues

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 06, 2015 12:00 am

PETERSBURG – Township officials said planning for a new farmers market in Upper Township continues.

The Upper Township Green Team and the Upper Township Business Association are discussing the idea. A public meeting on the farmers market is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Senior and Wellness Center, 1369 Stagecoach Road.

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Country Shore Women’s Club presents basket bingo

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 05, 2015 10:32 am

TUCKAHOE - The Country Shore Women’s Club will host a Longaberger Basket Bingo Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Upper Township Community Center. All bingo proceeds will benefit local community service organizations. 

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Upper Township asks for 1-year extension on Amanda’s Field grant

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, February 04, 2015 01:08 pm

South State, Inc. volunteers to install lighting

PETERSBURG – Delays in construction of three baseball fields at Amanda’s Field has prompted Upper Township officials to ask the Cape May County Open Space Program for a one-year extension on a grant funding the project.


The Open Space Review Board and Cape May County freeholders approved the Amanda’s Field project early last year. The township received $220,000 for the baseball fields and a restroom at Amanda’s Field, as well as $280,000 for a new boat ramp in Strathmere.

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Donation helps dogs at Beacon Animal Rescue feel more at home

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, February 04, 2015 11:33 am

Beacon Animal Rescue volunteers (from left) Carol Wescott, John and Leah Simpkins with Biscuit. Biscuit is wearing a ThunderShirt that makes him less nervous around other dogs. Beacon Animal Rescue volunteers (from left) Carol Wescott, John and Leah Simpkins with Biscuit. Biscuit is wearing a ThunderShirt that makes him less nervous around other dogs. PALERMO – The dogs at Beacon Animal Rescue seem a little more at home thanks to a donation from ThunderShirt, a Durham, N.C. company that makes products to ease anxiety in pets.

Beacon recently received four ThunderShirts and six ThunderLeashes after volunteers John and Leah Simpkins of Upper Township sent an email to the company. The ThunderShirts are designed to wrap around a dog or cat like a constant hug, which is calming for the animals if they are anxious, fearful or overexcited, according to the company. The ThunderLeashers help in walking dogs with pulling issues.

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Upper Township Committee will have to cut budget by $375,000 to avoid tax increase

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, February 03, 2015 04:04 pm

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee will have to cut around $375,000 from its preliminary budget in order to avoid a local purpose tax increase this year, Committeeman John Coggins said at a Monday, Feb. 2 budget workshop.

The budget workshop was Township Committee’s first of the year. Coggins, who oversees revenue and finance for the committee, said the meeting was a chance for committee members to get familiar with budget requests made by department heads. No cuts were made to the preliminary budget yet.

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Tuckahoe River Bridge could be closed for nine months, officials say

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, February 03, 2015 10:21 am

Tuckahoe River Bridge TUCKAHOE – A project to replace the Tuckahoe River Bridge could completely close the span for around nine months, officials said this week.

Upper Township Mayor Richard Palombo and engineer Paul Dietrich said they recently met with representatives from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and contractor South State, Inc. to discuss plans for construction of a new bridge. The project started in October of 2013 but has been delayed as construction plans have changed.

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