Upper Township Gazette

Masons install new officers in Tuckahoe

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Written by Deborah Patterson Monday, December 23, 2013 12:12 pm

District Deputy Grand Master Bruce S. Graham, Grand Master David A. Dolworth, new Worshipful Master Jeffrey Schwartz, and outgoing Master Wayne S. Motte. District Deputy Grand Master Bruce S. Graham, Grand Master David A. Dolworth, new Worshipful Master Jeffrey Schwartz, and outgoing Master Wayne S. Motte.

TUCKAHOE – Masonic Star Lodge No. 65 held a public installation of Jeffrey B. Schwartz as Worshipful Master and installed other officers for 2014 during a ceremony Sunday.

Schwartz is the owner of Red Sky Café in Seaville. He was named Worshipful Master during a ceremony at the lodge in Tuckahoe.

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Santa Claus arrives in Sea Isle

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Written by Jen Marra Sunday, December 22, 2013 01:00 am

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Alli and Casey Nagle, 4 and 6 respectively, of Dennisville, sit with Santa Claus and ask for a guitar and marker maker during the annual Christmas Celebration for Children Wednesday, Dec. 18, hosted by the Sea Isle City Volunteer Fire Department inside the fire house on JFK Boulevard and Park Road. 

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Poinsettia and wreath sale pays to repair Hurricane Sandy damage

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 21, 2013 01:00 pm

The Sea Isle City Italian-American Club Women’s Auxiliary hosted a successful Poinsettia and Wreath Sale on Dec. 7. Shown during the sale are auxiliary volunteers (from left) Barbara Steel, corresponding secretary Netta Otto, Roxanne Sortino and auxiliary liaison Lynda Fraizer. The Sea Isle City Italian-American Club Women’s Auxiliary hosted a successful Poinsettia and Wreath Sale on Dec. 7. Shown during the sale are auxiliary volunteers (from left) Barbara Steel, corresponding secretary Netta Otto, Roxanne Sortino and auxiliary liaison Lynda Fraizer.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Italian-American Club Women’s Auxiliary recently raised money from a poinsettia and wreath sale to help pay for repairs to the organization’s club house, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

The auxiliary raises money for charitable efforts every year. But the group decided it needed to make repairs to the club house on JFK Boulevard in order to help others in the future, according to auxiliary vice president Colleen Falcone.

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Sea Isle homeowners light up for the holidays

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 21, 2013 11:00 am

The Blum family at 312 45th Place won first prize in Sea Isle City’s 2013 Holiday House Lighting Contest. The Blum family at 312 45th Place won first prize in Sea Isle City’s 2013 Holiday House Lighting Contest.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s Division of Recreation and the Sea Isle City Garden Club named the winners of this year’s Holiday House Lighting Contest last week.

The competition featured 14 well-decorated homes that were rated on creativity, aesthetics and endeavor.  

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Upper Township Middle School Honor Roll

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 21, 2013 10:00 am

First Trimester

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Pierson honored for service on Upper Township Safety Committee

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, December 20, 2013 03:29 pm

Jeffrey Pierson, center, with members of Upper Township Committee. Jeffrey Pierson, center, with members of Upper Township Committee.

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee last week honored resident Jeffrey Pierson for his service on the Upper Township Safety Committee.

Pierson was assistant safety coordinator on the committee. He recently stepped down from the committee after 12 years.

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Former governors add voices to local pipeline opposition

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, December 20, 2013 12:56 pm

PETERSBURG – Local opponents to a proposed natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands touted support from four former New Jersey governors last week.

Former governors Brendan Byrne, Tom Kean, Christie Whitman and Jim Florio – two Republicans and two Democrats – signed a letter to Pinelands Commission chairman Mark Lohbauer Wednesday, Dec. 18 saying they are against a pending proposal to build the pipeline through the Pinelands.

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New youth group starts at Church of the Resurrection in Marmora

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Written by Deborah Patterson Friday, December 20, 2013 12:12 pm

Group leader Paula Dalessandro and Father Peter Joyce pose with Keara Sorenson and Aubrey Hunter of Dennis Township and Dylan Eshelman and Alyson Curtain, both of Seaville, at the Youth Group kick off event. Group leader Paula Dalessandro and Father Peter Joyce pose with Keara Sorenson and Aubrey Hunter of Dennis Township and Dylan Eshelman and Alyson Curtain, both of Seaville, at the Youth Group kick off event.

MARMORA – The Church of the Resurrection in Marmora, part of the St. Maximilian Kolbe parish that includes St. Casimir Church in Woodbine, hosted its first Youth Group event on Sunday, Dec. 15. The night kicked off with a bonfire plus an evening of prayer, Christmas caroling and games.

Father Peter Joyce worked with youth group leaders Diane Peck, Cecelia Quigley, Paula Delassandro and Mark Bisignaro to start the group. Children attended from all over Upper Township and Dennis Township.

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Beach replenishment may come to Strathmere at summer’s end

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, December 20, 2013 11:51 am

STRATHMERE – The township’s beaches fared well through the summer but have experienced some losses in the fall after two recent northeaster storms, according to officials.

Beaches here are slated to receive new sand sometime next year, perhaps in the late summer, as part of a U.S. Army Corps project. The federal government is picking up the entire cost of that work.

Dr. Stuart Farrell of the Richard Stockton Coastal Research Center provides regular reports on the status of Strathmere’s beaches to Upper Township Committee. His report for the past summer showed very little sand loss.

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Children enjoy visit by Santa Claus in Seaville

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Written by Ted Klepac Wednesday, December 18, 2013 04:36 pm

From left are Santa Claus, Elizabeth Shone and her mother Sarah. From left are Santa Claus, Elizabeth Shone and her mother Sarah.

SEAVILLE – Word quickly spread that Santa Claus would be arriving at Dino’s Diner in Seaville at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12.

More than 60 children and their parents and grandparents awaited his arrival. Suddenly, with a loud “Ho, Ho, Ho” and ringing bells, Santa appeared with a large bag of gifts.

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Four former governors come out against pipeline through Pinelands

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 18, 2013 04:20 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – In a letter to Pinelands Commission chairman Mark Lohbauer Wednesday, four former New Jersey governors came out against a pending proposal to build a natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands.

The Pinelands Commission is considering a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the state Board of Public Utilities (BPU) that would allow South Jersey Gas to build the pipeline. The Pinelands Commission would receive $8 million for land acquisition and education programs.

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Sea Isle City AARP honors volunteer of the year at holiday luncheon

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 18, 2013 03:31 pm

Sis Borden receives the 2013 Volunteer of the Year award from AARP Chapter 710 president Tom Owings (at left) and Chapter 710 board member Bob Thibault. Sis Borden receives the 2013 Volunteer of the Year award from AARP Chapter 710 president Tom Owings (at left) and Chapter 710 board member Bob Thibault.

SEA ISLE CITY – Members of AARP Chapter 710 of Sea Isle City hosted their annual Holiday Luncheon Thursday, Dec. 12 at The Tuckahoe Inn in Beesleys Point. Group members showed their generosity by arriving at the luncheon with non-perishable food items and toys, which were donated to Mayor Leonard Desiderio’s annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive for needy families.

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Upper Township committeemen leave with combined 30 years experience

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 17, 2013 02:37 pm

Committeeman Curtis Corson and Jay Newman (left) with Mayor Richard Palombo and committeemen Tony Inserra and Ed Barr. Committeeman Curtis Corson and Jay Newman (left) with Mayor Richard Palombo and committeemen Tony Inserra and Ed Barr.

PETERSBURG – Township committee Monday bid farewell to two members with a combined 30 years on the body.

The Dec. 16 meeting was the last for longtime committeemen Curtis Corson and Jay Newman. They will be replaced by Hobie Young and John Coggins at the reorganization meeting in January.

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10-year-old honored for a lifetime of volunteer service with Upper Township Rescue Squad

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 17, 2013 01:44 pm

Marissa Sampson, 10, with her mother Michelle after Upper Township Committee honored the girl for being named “Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth” by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Services. Marissa Sampson, 10, with her mother Michelle after Upper Township Committee honored the girl for being named “Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth” by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Services.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Marissa Sampson has been assisting the Upper Township Rescue Squad since she was just a baby.

“We’ve had her there since the get go,” said Sampson’s mother, Michelle.

She was honored by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Services at a Nov. 15 ceremony for “Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth.” Upper Township Committee approved a resolution honoring her at its Monday, Dec. 16 meeting.

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Public hearing on BL England pipeline in Upper Township tomorrow

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 17, 2013 01:33 pm

Final vote could come next month

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The state Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will hold a public meeting on the proposed natural gas pipeline to the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point today, Wednesday, Dec. 18.

The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Upper Township Branch of the Cape May County Library at 2050 Route 631 in Petersburg. It is the third public meeting on the pipeline proposal in little over a week.

Officials expect a decision on the controversial pipeline next month. The New Jersey Pinelands Commission has to approve the $90 million project by South Jersey Gas because around 15 miles of the pipeline would pass through protected Pinelands areas.

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Middle school in Upper Township receives $1K grant

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, December 16, 2013 01:48 pm

PETERSBURG – South Jersey Energy, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries, presented a $1,000 grant from its “Energy for the Arts” grants program to the school board Monday.

Fifteen school districts received the grants. They are designed to provide support needed to sustain local, competitive art programs for school-aged children.

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