Upper Township Gazette

Upper Township scouts celebrate Earth Day with trip to Belleplain and zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 01, 2014 01:49 pm

Pack 95 cub scouts learn about edible plants at an Earth Day celebration at the Cape May County Park and Zoo. Pack 95 cub scouts learn about edible plants at an Earth Day celebration at the Cape May County Park and Zoo.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Cub scouts and boy scouts from Pack and Troop 95 celebrated Earth Day last week with a weekend campout at Belleplain State Forest.

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Down the rabbit hole

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:00 pm

 
Students of the Upper Township Middle School Drama Club rehearse for their upcoming play, Students of the Upper Township Middle School Drama Club rehearse for their upcoming play,   The Upper Township Middle School Drama Club rehearses Monday, April 28 for their musical performance of "Alice in Wonderland, Jr." in the auditorium of the school. The shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, and 9 a.m. on Friday, May 9 in the middle school auditorium, according to the school’s website. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

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‘Pink Ladies’ sell sweet treats

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 29, 2014 06:18 pm

From left are Iris Emas, Laura Tomlin, Toni Crispi and Loretta Myers.

  From left are Iris Emas, Laura Tomlin, Toni Crispi and Loretta Myers. OCEAN VIEW – Residents of the assisted living center at The Residence at Oceanview recently made molded chocolates, chocolate covered pretzels and other candy for sale at the center.

The “Pink Ladies” group sold out of Easter candy in less than 15 minutes on Friday, April 18, according to a press release from the center. The women worked for two weeks to make the candy.

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Junior firefighter’s first call was to 7 alarm blaze in Sea Isle City

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Written by JUDITH SWANKOSKI Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:30 am


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Logan Schettig is a junior firefighter with the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. His first call was the 7 alarm fire in Sea Isle City that destroyed three beachfront condominiums.
  photo by Judith Swankoski / Logan Schettig, 17, of Seaville, is a junior firefighter with the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. His first call was the 7 alarm fire in Sea Isle City that destroyed three beachfront condominiums.  SEAVILLE – When a fire broke out on the 7800 block of Pleasure Avenue in Sea Isle City, fire companies from across Cape May County raced to the island to assist. In the sea of black helmets there, one orange helmet stood out – Seaville’s junior firefighter Logan Schettig on his way to his first call.

“I could see smoke as soon as we were going over the bridge,” Schettig said. He said he wondered how close he would get, how hot it would get and, especially, how much he would be able to help. He said the answers were “Very, very and a lot.”

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Letter: President: PRO Club does not select candidates

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, April 29, 2014 08:37 am

To the editor:

This letter is in response to a letter to the editor from Mr. Orvis Leopardi that appeared in the April 2 edition of The Gazette. His comments were used to announce his candidacy for the Upper Township Committee seat to be voted on in November. In his remarks he also took time to disparage the Upper Township People’s Republican Organization, also known as the PRO Club. Having been in politics for decades, he should certainly know how the electoral process operates. There were several areas in his remarks which may confuse the average voter.

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Garden club thanks members with new trees

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 28, 2014 10:29 am

John McLaughlin (right) and Jim Gallagher of O’Connor Landscaping plant a crepe myrtle sapling on Arbor Day in front of the home of Sea Isle City Garden Club member Sis Borden. John McLaughlin (right) and Jim Gallagher of O’Connor Landscaping plant a crepe myrtle sapling on Arbor Day in front of the home of Sea Isle City Garden Club member Sis Borden.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Garden Club thanked some of its members last week by planting five tree saplings at their homes.

Garden club members entered a lottery and the winners were selected at random in March. Each received a tree sapling, which was planted on their property on Arbor Day, Friday, April 25.

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Upper Township men save a piece of history from fatal 1925 Tuckahoe bank robbery

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:05 am

Jerry Bailey and Jay Demarest helped save the radiator of a REO motorcar used in a 1925 robbery of the Tuckahoe National Bank. Jerry Bailey and Jay Demarest helped save the radiator of a REO motorcar used in a 1925 robbery of the Tuckahoe National Bank.

TUCKAHOE – Two local men recently helped save a piece of local history from a fatal 1925 bank robbery in Tuckahoe.

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Focus on History: Railroad rivalries came to blows in Tuckahoe

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Written by Alwina D. Bailey Wednesday, April 23, 2014 01:04 pm

The train station in Tuckahoe is maintained by the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township. The group also maintains the Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield and the Friendship School in Palermo. The train station in Tuckahoe is maintained by the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township. The group also maintains the Gandy Farmstead in Greenfield and the Friendship School in Palermo.  The early days of railroading in Tuckahoe weren’t for pacifists.

The great rivalry between the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Reading Railroad resulted in many bloody battles in and around Tuckahoe. (In those days, disagreements were settled with fists and clubs, not with bullets.) The most famous took place at the spot where the Reading line had to cross the Pennsylvania line.

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Parking prohibited on south side of Old Tuckahoe Road

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:03 am

PETERSBURG – Township committee voted last week to prohibit parking on the south side of Old Tuckahoe Road in Petersburg because of the number of vehicles there during sports events.

Fire Chief Ed Carter of the Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Co. said vehicles parked on both sides of the road make it impossible for emergency vehicles to get through.

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On the cover: Holiday helpers

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 23, 2014 03:00 am

 On the cover:  Holiday helpers On the cover: Holiday helpers  Nicholl Fenton, 15, of Marmora, Lexie Sharp, 14, of Petersburg, Kelly Hanna, 17, of Seaville, and Megan Keenan, 15, of Ocean City, help spread out Easter eggs and get the crowd of children psyched for Ocean City’s Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19, on the beach between 11th and 13th streets. The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants Association. For more photos, see Sun, sand and Easter eggs.

Photo by Jen Marra

   

Troop 55 pitches in

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 06:27 pm

 Troop 55 pitches in Troop 55 pitches in

Boy Scout Troop 55 of Tuckahoe recently helped Commercial Township clean up and preserve a quail habitat there.

 

Upper Township: Move pets inside during extreme temperatures

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, April 22, 2014 03:06 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee last week approved an ordinance that requires pet owners to move their pets inside during extreme temperatures.

The new regulations come after a particularly harsh winter, officials said. Upper Township’s animal control contractor, Shore Animal Control, asked for the ordinance so that they can better enforce animal cruelty laws.

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Letter: No avoiding potholes this year

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Written by Opinion Monday, April 21, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Our local economy was much stimulated recently by the winter victims of roadway craters.

In former years, a vigilant driver employing a quick maneuver could spare his person and his car injury. But not this year. Too often a jerk of the steering wheel only sends the vehicle from the cliff of one excavation into the abyss of another. A certain stretch of blacktop allegedly exhibited such a concentration of pits it could not be safely navigated by even the most nimble ballerina.

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Investigation into Sea Isle City fire continues

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, April 21, 2014 04:41 pm

 SEA ISLE CITY – The county fire marshal and the county prosecutor Monday continued their investigation into a fire that destroyed three beachfront condominiums last week, drawing firefighters from 14 South Jersey towns.

The investigation could be complete by Thursday.

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South Jersey Gas gives $1,000 to Upper Township football

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, April 21, 2014 10:33 am

Players and coaches in the Upper Township Football Association receive a check from South Jersey Gas. Players and coaches in the Upper Township Football Association receive a check from South Jersey Gas.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – South Jersey Gas recently presented a $1,000 check to the Upper Township Football Association.

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Upper Township Committee approves $12.4M budget on divided vote

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, April 19, 2014 09:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee approved its 2014 budget Monday on a 3-2 vote.

The $12.4 million budget will increase taxes 3 cents per $100 of assessed property value. The owner of an average $300,000 home will see their local purpose taxes increase by $90. That does not include school, county and fire district taxes.

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