Upper Township Gazette

Ecker completes Navy basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:19 am

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jonathan Ecker, son of John Ecker of Buena and Theresa Oweill of Seaville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Ecker completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

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Volunteers needed for dune cleanup in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 11:14 am

Jim and Lucille Carroll of Rydal, Pa. and Sea Isle City donated their time in 2013. Jim and Lucille Carroll of Rydal, Pa. and Sea Isle City donated their time in 2013.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will hold its 2014 Spring Beach Cleanup from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 26 at the beach near JFK Boulevard and the Promenade.

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Egg hunts and sack races at Sea Isle City’s Easter program

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 11, 2014 01:00 pm

Nicholas Edwardi, 3, of Sea Isle City (front, center), led the charge at the start of the egg hunt during Sea Isle’s annual Easter Program on April 9 at Dealy Field, hosted by the Division of Recreation. Nicholas Edwardi, 3, of Sea Isle City (front, center), led the charge at the start of the egg hunt during Sea Isle’s annual Easter Program on April 9 at Dealy Field, hosted by the Division of Recreation.

SEA ISLE CITY – More than 100 children and their parents attended Sea Isle City’s Easter program at Dealy Field on Wednesday, April 9.

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On the cover: A knight’s tale

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, April 10, 2014 08:56 am

knight's tale  OCEAN CITY - King Arthur, played by Oliver Trout, and Patsy, played by Brendan Haddon, visit with the Knights who say Ni, the tallest knight played by Matt Popp, and encounter another problem after handing over the shrubbery the knights demanded as the students perform Monty Python’s “Spamalot” Saturday, April 5 in the Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School.  

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Construction office seeking 37 percent increase in fees

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, April 10, 2014 08:55 am

PETERSBURG – The township’s construction official has requested a 36 percent increase in construction permit fees this year but township committee members say they are reticent to approve it.

Construction official Edward Kenney said in an end-of-the-year report to township committee members that the construction office took in $162,785 in fees in 2013. Its costs were $253,094, including $163,945 in salaries and wages, $57,380 for benefits, pensions and Social Security contributions, $4,682 in other expenses, and $12,085 in “indirect costs” allowed by the state Department of Community Affairs.

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Future is now at Upper Township schools’ Techspo

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 08, 2014 11:30 am

Three sixth grade students enjoy Upper Township schools’ 18th annual Techspo. From left are Mary Loteck, Reghan Handley and Maris Horner. Three sixth grade students enjoy Upper Township schools’ 18th annual Techspo. From left are Mary Loteck, Reghan Handley and Maris Horner.

PETERSBURG – Upper Township schools held their 18th annual TechSpo last Thursday, April 3 in the middle school. The event was sponsored by the local Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

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Free throw skills take Upper Township student to national competition

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 08, 2014 11:10 am

 Bradley Jamison Bradley Jamison  UPPER TOWNSHIP – Bradley Jamison of Upper Township will compete at the Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals on Saturday, April 12 in Springfield, Mass., the birthplace of basketball.

Jamison, 11, is representing Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge #2563. He won the local, district, state and regional competitions to advance to the finals.

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In the Spotlight: Upper Township schools mark World Autism Awareness Day

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Written by Deb Patterson Tuesday, April 08, 2014 08:30 am

Fourth grade students dressed in shades of orange for World Autism Awareness Day.  Fourth grade students dressed in shades of orange for World Autism Awareness Day.  UPPER TOWNSHIP – World Autism Awareness Day was last week, Wednesday, April 2, and students at Upper Township schools learned that autism is just one way that students are different.

Throughout the week students have heard stories and had discussions about supporting others with differences.

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Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association offers scholarships

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 07, 2014 11:29 am

TUCKAHOE – The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association (GTAMA) is offering educational scholarships to full-time students who reside within the geographic boundaries of the association and meet certain eligibility requirements.

Since 1998 the association has awarded approximately $144,000 to students from the Tuckahoe area.

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Shaiko named Delaware County Sportsperson of the Year

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 07, 2014 11:28 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Thomas F. Shaiko of Upper Township, a longtime member of the Ocean City-Upper Township Rotary Club, was recently named Sportsperson of the Year by the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame.

“I am both gratified and humbled by this selection,” he said. “Other than my family, youth athletics has been the focus of my life.”

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Letter: Firehouses need better checks and balances

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Written by Opinion Sunday, April 06, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Firehouses in the township should have independent auditors and independent non-firehouse commissioners.

Money that these firehouses receive through taxes and donations is a great deal to be entrusting to one or more members of a firehouse company. There should be a system of checks and balances done by a non-biased board that oversees all financial business within a firehouse.

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Letter: Candidate wrong about People’s Republican Organization

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Written by Opinion Sunday, April 06, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

In response to last week’s article about the primary election in Upper Township, and the letter from Orvis Leopardi, I would like to clarify a few points.

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Letter: Candidate: Experience will help plan future of township

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Written by Opinion Sunday, April 06, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

I wish to congratulate Orvis Leopardi for his many years of public service, his service to this great nation, and his success as a businessman. He is a great American. I look forward to the Republican primary.

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Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association offers scholarships

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 04, 2014 01:27 pm

TUCKAHOE – The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association (GTAMA) is offering educational scholarships to full-time students who reside within the geographic boundaries of the association and meet certain eligibility requirements.

Since 1998 the association has awarded approximately $144,000 to students from the Tuckahoe area.

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‘Massive’ beach project in Strathmere will take year-and-a-half

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, April 03, 2014 02:39 pm

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

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On the cover: Time to unwind

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, April 03, 2014 11:16 am

Jared Flood of Churchville, Pa. takes advantage of the sun after a rainy weekend and practices his surf fishing skills in Corson's Inlet in Strathmere Monday, March 31. Flood said he was not expecting to catch anything but just wanted to get out and was eager for the season.

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