Upper Township Gazette

New Upper Township school board member starts ‘new educational adventure’

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, January 09, 2014 10:00 am

PETERSBURG – With her husband, two daughters and parents looking on, Kristie Brown Chisholm took the oath of office at a Monday, Jan. 6 special meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education.

Chisholm won her seat in the November general election, along with incumbents Michele Barbieri and James Arsenault, who also took the oath of office.

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Newcomers sworn into Upper Township Committee promising change, but not overnight

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, January 09, 2014 09:30 am

Committeeman Hobie Young take the oath of office along with Committeeman John Coggins (not pictured) and members of their families at the Upper Township Committee reorganization meeting Friday, Jan. 3. Committeeman Hobie Young take the oath of office along with Committeeman John Coggins (not pictured) and members of their families at the Upper Township Committee reorganization meeting Friday, Jan. 3.

PETERSBURG – Newcomers John Coggins and Hobie Young were sworn into Upper Township Committee last Friday, Jan. 3.

The reorganization meeting marked the biggest turnover on township committee in more than a decade, as Coggins and Young replaced longtime incumbents Curtis Corson and Jay Newman. Young was the high vote getter in the election with 2,193 votes, or 27 percent. Coggins received 2,029 votes, or 25 percent. Newman received 1,922 votes or almost 24 percent. Corson received 1,874 votes or 23 percent.

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Snow stroll in Sea Isle City

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, January 08, 2014 05:01 pm

 

SEA ISLE CITY - Allie Rutledge of Sea Isle City has her dog Mia wrapped in a coat for their afternoon walk in the snow on the promenade in Sea Isle City Saturday, Jan. 4.

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Upper Township Cheerleading Association holding gymnastic sessions

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 07, 2014 10:30 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP - The Upper Township Cheerleading Association is sponsoring a six-week gymnastic session at Blake’s Gymnastics Academy in Northfield starting Sunday, Jan. 19, with classes continuing on Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23. Grades K-2 are scheduled for 10:20-1:15 a.m.; grades 3-5 for 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; grades 5-8 for 12:15-1:15 p.m.

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Longtime Sea Isle Ambulance Squad member given lifetime achievement award

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 07, 2014 09:00 am

From left are freeholders E. Marie Hayes, Leonard C. Desiderio, Bernard From left are freeholders E. Marie Hayes, Leonard C. Desiderio, Bernard

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Freeholder Vice-Director Leonard C. Desiderio and Cape May County freeholders acknowledged Bernard "Bunny" Becker of the Sea Isle Ambulance Squad at their meeting on Nov. 26.

Becker received the NJSFAC (New Jersey State First Aid Council) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

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Upper Township rescue squad chief honored as county Squad Member of the Year

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, January 06, 2014 02:30 pm

Upper Township Rescue Squad Chief Jay Potter, center, was honored by freeholders E. Marie Hayes, Leonard C. Desiderio, Gerald M. Thornton, Kristine Gabor and Will Morey as 2013 Squad Member of the Year. Upper Township Rescue Squad Chief Jay Potter, center, was honored by freeholders E. Marie Hayes, Leonard C. Desiderio, Gerald M. Thornton, Kristine Gabor and Will Morey as 2013 Squad Member of the Year.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Upper Township Rescue Squad Chief Jay Potter was recently honored by Cape May County freeholders for being named 2013 Squad Member of the Year.

The freeholder board passed a resolution honoring Potter at a recent meeting and presented him with a proclamation.

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Upper Township announcements, Jan. 8 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 06, 2014 12:35 pm

Silverman receives doctorate in Conducting Choral Music

Greg Silverman of Sea Isle City recently received an doctoral degree (DMA) in Conducting Choral Music from the University of Arizona. His doctoral thesis titled “Hebrew Sacred Music of French Composer Darius Milhaud (1892-1974).”

Silverman lives in Sea Isle City with his wife, Rosa, and their sons, Judah and Benjamin. He is a composer, musician and singer.

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Upper Township animal control says it has responded to over 25 calls of pets left outside

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, January 06, 2014 11:35 am

SEAVILLE – Shore Animal Control Services, which provides animal control for Upper Township, said it received more than 25 calls from residents last week reporting animals left outside in violation of municipal ordinances.

In a press release, the company thanked members of the public for responding to their request for help in reporting animals left outside during extreme cold temperatures.

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Strathmere firefighters receive Toughbook laptops

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Written by Columb Higgins Sunday, January 05, 2014 11:52 am

New Jersey American Water utility mechanic Ed Scanlon, a firefighter with the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company, accepts the donated Toughbook computers at New Jersey American Water’s operations center in Egg Harbor Township. New Jersey American Water utility mechanic Ed Scanlon, a firefighter with the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company, accepts the donated Toughbook computers at New Jersey American Water’s operations center in Egg Harbor Township.

STRATHMERE – New Jersey American Water recently donated two Panasonic Toughbook laptop computers to the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company. 

The computers are designed to withstand drops, spills and be used in the harsh environments that water utility employees frequently find themselves. This makes them ideal for use by firefighters as well, according to a press release.

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Most roads plowed, Upper Township offices reopen at noon

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, January 03, 2014 12:15 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township and county roads were being paved Friday morning as South Jersey residents woke up to find four to six inches of snow on the ground.

Upper Township and Ocean City schools had announced Friday closures the night before. Upper Township municipal offices were closed until noon Friday.

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Sea Isle City police inviting public comments as part of accreditation

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 03, 2014 10:30 am

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Police Department will take part in an onsite assessment as part of the accreditation process through the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, which is administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.  Successful completion of the process will also result in accreditation from the New Jersey Chiefs of Police Association. 

The accreditation program requires agencies to comply with standards that represent the best practices in law enforcement. The accreditation process includes a close examination of the agency’s written directive system, operation and facility, according to a press release.

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Sea Isle City celebrated New Year’s Eve with early countdown

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 02, 2014 03:30 pm

Tommy Munz, 8, Tyler James, 10, Kaeli McShane, 6, and Jimmy Munz, 6, all of Conshohocken, Pa. and Sea Isle City, enjoyed the balloon artists. Tommy Munz, 8, Tyler James, 10, Kaeli McShane, 6, and Jimmy Munz, 6, all of Conshohocken, Pa. and Sea Isle City, enjoyed the balloon artists.

SEA ISLE CITY – More than 175 youngsters attended Sea Isle City’s annual New Year’s Eve in Egypt celebration for children inside the City Hall gymnasium.

Hosted by Sea Isle’s Municipal Alliance Committee and Division of Recreation, the evening featured a dinner buffet, desserts, face painters, balloon artists and dancing. There was also an early countdown to midnight, which allowed younger children to celebrate the New Year and still get to bed at a reasonable hour.

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Mommy and Me programs in Upper Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 02, 2014 12:11 pm

SEAVILLE – The Bridge Wellness Center in Seaville will hold a Mommy and Me music ministry program starting in January.

The program will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturdays. The cost is $10 per person.

The class is designed for children 4-7 years old and their caregivers. The first half is filled with high energy dance and play. The last half focuses on slow, yoga-like stretching. A faith-based curriculum is incorporated into the program.

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Christmas sweets

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 01, 2014 12:00 am

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Blue Dolfin Sweets, located on Route 9 in Upper Township, created a tasty showpiece that was displayed at the Flanders Hotel during the December 2013 Christmas season.

   

What’s the one thing you would like to do more often in 2014? | Upper Township Gazette

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 31, 2013 06:00 am

Geri Rycharski, Karen Lafferty, Robert Frankel Geri Rycharski, Karen Lafferty, Robert Frankel

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Grief Share group to meet in Upper Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 27, 2013 01:52 pm

A new Grief Share group will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Second Cape May Baptist Church in Marmora.

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