Upper Township Gazette

Upper Township student nominated for portrayal of 'Annie'

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Monday, September 16, 2013 11:57 am

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UPPER TOWNSHIP – Seventh grader Julia Fumo, of Upper Township, has received a 2013 Perry Award nomination by the New Jersey Association of Community Theatres (NJACT) for her portrayal of “Annie” in the Off Broad Street Players production of the play.

She has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Youth Actress in a Musical.

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Upper Township amending flood ordinance

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, September 13, 2013 01:14 pm

PETERSBURG – Township committee voted Monday to amend a zoning ordinance to adopt preliminary base flood elevation maps proposed by FEMA, which were released last month.

The township adopted advisory maps released last year because it made Upper Township residents eligible for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) grants and other federal loans, even though the maps were contested. The maps moved many properties in Strathmere, Beesleys Point and Tuckahoe into more restrictive flood zones, requiring homes or businesses to be built at a higher elevation.

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Upper Township Senior Center slated to reopen early next year

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, September 13, 2013 12:04 pm

SEAVILLE – The Upper Township Senior Center should reopen next year, according to township and county officials.

Committeeman Ed Barr said Monday that work on the senior center is on schedule and that the center should reopen at the start of the new year.

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Upper Township Pet of the Week: Pick Cranberry

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, September 12, 2013 01:43 pm

Cranberry is an affectionate cat around 11 months old. She is in great health although she did have an infection in her eye when she was a kitten and it had to be removed. That has not stopped her from fitting right in with all of Beacon's other cats. She would love to be purring in someone's lap. She is very gentle and will get along fine with children. Cranberry is spayed/neutered and up to date with routine shots.

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9/11 responder diagnosed with cancer helps kids cope with disease

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:33 pm

Mark Johnson speaks about his bout with cancer with children from Gilda’s Club’s Noogland program. He told them that they are not alone, there are people there to listen and be there for them whenever they need a helping hand. Mark Johnson speaks about his bout with cancer with children from Gilda’s Club’s Noogland program. He told them that they are not alone, there are people there to listen and be there for them whenever they need a helping hand.

Upper Township resident hosts Gilda's Club event on his farm

PALERMO – Children from Gilda’s Club of South Jersey’s Noogieland program and their parents took to picking beach plums at Brin-Am Acres in Palermo on Sunday, Sept. 8.

The event was organized in partnership with the property owners, Pat and Mark Johnson, who wanted to give back to the organization for helping them when Mark battled cancer following the terrorist attacks on September 11th. He was one of many law enforcement and first responders who responded to Ground Zero in the days and hours following the attack 12 years ago.

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Parkway bridge construction going to two shifts

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:15 am

Work in Upper Township will run 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. each day

BEESLEYS POINT – Officials said that crews will soon begin working two shifts a day at the construction site of the new southbound Garden State Parkway bridge.

Township engineer Paul Dietrich said work will start at 7 a.m. each morning. The first shift will end at 3:30 p.m. each day. The second shift will work from 3:30 to 11:30 p.m., he said. 

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Premiere of ‘The History of Upper Township’ held at community center

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 10:13 am

 

TUCKAHOE – The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township celebrated their 35th anniversary by commemorating the 215th anniversary of Upper Township with a DVD entitled “The History of Upper Township.” 

The film was viewed for the first time at the Upper Township Community Center on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

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Summer bookend in Sea Isle City

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, September 11, 2013 10:45 am

Anne Feury of Seaville and Poughquag, NY and Kathy Ryan of Dobbs Ferry, NY relax on a not-so-crowded beach with a good book in Sea Isle City Monday, Sept. 9.

 

   

Automated trucks put new trash collection system in place

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, September 10, 2013 10:50 am

PETERSBURG – After seemingly endless debate on the subject, township committee approved a contract to purchase automated trash trucks without comment Monday.

The township approved the purchase of two automated side loader trucks from GranTurk Equipment Co., Inc., of Bridgeport, Pa., for $492,468 at its Sept. 9 meeting.

It has already approved the purchase of a rear loading trash truck from HA DeHart for $159,861 in July. Cascade Cart Solutions received a contract to provide 10,000 standard trash containers at a cost of $595,000 at the same time.

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Carly A. Taylor enrolls at Lebanon Valley College

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 09, 2013 01:40 pm

Carly A. Taylor of Marmora has enrolled in Lebanon Valley College. Taylor is studying early childhood education and has a special education major. She is a graduate of Ocean City High School.

   

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