• Upper Township Gazette

    (Jen Marra) Beaches in Strathmere have signs posted warning visitors of nearby nesting birds. The birds nest here each spring.

    STRATHMERE – Mayor Richard Palombo said last week that the planned beach replenishment project in Strathmere, Sea Isle City and the southern end of Ocean City will start sometime next fall and take more than a year to complete.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – Kameron Ghanavati of Upper Township will compete with the University of Delaware’s Vocal Point a capella group in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) competition next month.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – A spokesperson with the state Department of Community Affairs said this week that the closure of the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point would not affect $6.2 million in energy tax receipts to Upper Township.

    The money funds half of the township’s budget each year. Officials have said a loss of that revenue would lead to large tax increases or substantial cuts in services.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township is seeking a conditional approval of its official tax map in order to proceed with a planned property revaluation this year.

    The state Division of Taxation gave officials a 64-page itemized list of changes that must be made to the tax map in March, engineer Paul Dietrich said last week. Upper Township had hoped to start its revaluation in April.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    Last weekend, 34 scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troop 95 spent the weekend in New York City. Scouts were picked up from school Friday, and quickly loaded into waiting cars, their gear having already been packed the night before.

Upper Township Gazette

Speeding, truck traffic a problem on Corson Tavern Road

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:01 pm

SEAVILLE – Residents on Corson Tavern Road are complaining about speeding cars and trash haulers going down their road.

Officials said this week that they will station a radar speed sign on the road to try and slow vehicles down. They will also ask the county to put up signs reminding truck drivers of fines for using unauthorized routes to the Municipal Utilities Authority landfill.

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Fresh from the farm

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, July 24, 2013 03:42 pm

Fresh from the farm

Amy Gray of East Greenville, Pa. with her son Jackson, 12, pick out vegetables from A.T. Buzby Farm located in Woodstown with the help of Jim Daily during Sea Isle City’s Farmers Market in Excursion Park on JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue Tuesday, July 23.

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Announcements, edition of July 24, 2013

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 03:40 pm

Hofstra University recognizes local Dean's List students

Hofstra University named two local students to its Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester. Students must earn at least a 3.4 GPA to qualify.

Margaret Terrels, of Marmora, and Joseph Scrocca, of Tuckahoe, made the Dean’s List. Both are majoring in film studies and production.

 

Students named to Univ. of Rhode Island Dean’s List

Alicia Gabrielle Palombo and Christian Mark Gill, both of Seaville, have been named to the University of Rhode Island’s spring 2013 Dean's List. To be included on the Dean's List, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester with at least a 3.30 GPA.

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Upper Township to rebid automated trash trucks

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, July 23, 2013 02:55 pm

PETERSBURG – The township will rebid a contract for two automated trash trucks after committee members agreed to modify some specifications Monday.

Township committee discussed approving contracts for the automated trucks, a rear loading trash truck, and more than 10,000 trash containers at its meeting on Monday, July 8. But township engineer Paul Dietrich said approval for the automated trash trucks was now being delayed after reviewing specifications for the trucks with a bidder.

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Strathmere program shows kids how to handle terrapins

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 01:52 pm

(photos courtesy of the Strathmere Improvement Association) (photos courtesy of the Strathmere Improvement Association)

STRATHMERE – The Schiavo Library and the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club sponsored a program by the Wetlands Institute last week called “Traveling Turtles.”

More than 100 people attended the program on Thursday, July 18 at the Schiavo Library. It included a discussion of diamondback terrapins and a demonstration of the proper way to hold them.

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How funny is your pet?

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, July 22, 2013 01:17 pm

Rocket, the white American Stafforshire pictured here is the mascot for Shore Veterinarians’ photo contest. Rocket, the white American Stafforshire pictured here is the mascot for Shore Veterinarians’ photo contest.

Local vets holding photo contest

SEAVILLE – Shore Veterinarians is holding a Funny Pet Photo Contest on its Facebook page.

Winners will be selected based on how many people like an uploaded photo. All photos must be original. 

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Kids swing for the fences in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 20, 2013 01:45 pm

Abby Seasock, 11, of Aston, Pa., hits a ball while competing in the 2013 Phillies Home Run Derby in Sea Isle City. Seasock took home second place honors in the Girls 11-12 age group. Abby Seasock, 11, of Aston, Pa., hits a ball while competing in the 2013 Phillies Home Run Derby in Sea Isle City. Seasock took home second place honors in the Girls 11-12 age group.

SEA ISLE CITY – Around 85 boys and girls swung for the fences in this year’s Philadelphia Phillies Home Run Derby at Dealy Field in Sea Isle City.

Kids hit baseballs thrown by an automatic pitching machine in the hopes of placing several of those pitches over the outfield fence. The winners received plaques and other prizes from the Philadelphia Phillies. 

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Daniel Sanzo graduates from Massachusetts Maritime Academy

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:37 pm

Cadet 1st Class Daniel Sanzo of Petersburg graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Saturday, June 22 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering.

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Updated plans for new City Hall to be presented next week

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, July 20, 2013 09:45 am

SEA ISLE CITY

SEA ISLE CITY – Officials will present updated plans next week for a new municipal building that will house City Hall operations, the municipal court, construction office, police department, and volunteer fire department operations.

The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23 at the Sea Isle City Public School, 4501 Park Road.

The city plans to proceed with completion of construction documents at an Aug. 13 council meeting and go out for bids in November. A contract for the new facility could be awarded by the end of the year.

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Sea Isle baby parade is a toddler tradition

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Friday, July 19, 2013 12:59 pm

Many people have heard of the Marx Brothers, but few have seen them dressed as giant Legos – just like Jacob and Freddy Marx, 4 and 5. The brothers won second prize in the parade’s Walking Division. Many people have heard of the Marx Brothers, but few have seen them dressed as giant Legos – just like Jacob and Freddy Marx, 4 and 5. The brothers won second prize in the parade’s Walking Division.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city held its annual baby parade Wednesday, July 17, with nearly 50 youngsters taking part.

The parade’s participants were donned in a variety of outfits – ranging from their Sunday best attire to eye-catching costumes – as they appeared on foot and in strollers, wagons and creatively decorated floats on the Promenade.

Children up to age 10 can take part in the event.

The first Sea Isle City Baby Parade was held in 1916 by the Women’s Civic Club, which is the city’s longest-standing organization. The Division of Tourism sponsors the event now.

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Santa Claus comes to South Jersey early

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 19, 2013 11:57 am

“Nanny” Beth Shubert, of Sea Isle City, is shown with Santa Claus and her grandchildren during a “Christmas in July” event on July 16 in Sea Isle City. Shown with their grandmother and Saint Nick are (from left) Colin Shaw, 9, Melanie Smith, 9 months, Gavin Smith, 4, Evan Shaw, 5, and Brendan Shaw, 7. The Shaws are from Washington Township, and the Smiths are from West Chester, Pa. “Nanny” Beth Shubert, of Sea Isle City, is shown with Santa Claus and her grandchildren during a “Christmas in July” event on July 16 in Sea Isle City. Shown with their grandmother and Saint Nick are (from left) Colin Shaw, 9, Melanie Smith, 9 months, Gavin Smith, 4, Evan Shaw, 5, and Brendan Shaw, 7. The Shaws are from Washington Township, and the Smiths are from West Chester, Pa.

SEA ISLE CITY – Santa Claus visited the Excursion Park Band Shell in Sea Isle City on Tuesday, July 16 to spread his own brand of cheer and speak with vacationing children and their families.

Kids stood in line to tell Santa their Christmas wish list during the “Christmas in July” gathering, which was hosted by Sea Isle City’s Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization.

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On a row

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, July 18, 2013 11:30 am

Jeff Buyse of the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol and Dan Palombo of the Upper Township Beach Patrol break away from the beach at the start of the singles row during the Tri-Resorts Lifeguard Championships held on Prescott Street beach in  Strathmere Monday, July 15. Upper Township beat Sea Isle and Wildwood to win the three beach patrol competitions. See Sports for story and more photos. Jeff Buyse of the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol and Dan Palombo of the Upper Township Beach Patrol break away from the beach at the start of the singles row during the Tri-Resorts Lifeguard Championships held on Prescott Street beach in Strathmere Monday, July 15. Upper Township beat Sea Isle and Wildwood to win the three beach patrol competitions. See Sports for story and more photos.

Jeff Buyse of the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol and Dan Palombo of the Upper Township Beach Patrol break away from the beach at the start of the singles row during the Tri-Resorts Lifeguard Championships held on Prescott Street beach in Strathmere Monday, July 15. Upper Township beat Sea Isle and Wildwood to win the three beach patrol competitions. See Sports for story and more photos.

   

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