• 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

Seaville teen wins Miss Cape May County

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, July 16, 2013 04:08 pm

Sarah Ford is crowned Miss Cape May County 2013 by former Miss Cape May County Lauren Fogarty on July 13 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Sarah Ford is crowned Miss Cape May County 2013 by former Miss Cape May County Lauren Fogarty on July 13 at the Ocean City Music Pier.

SEAVILLE – Sarah Ford of Seaville was crowned Miss Cape May County on Saturday, July 13 at the Ocean City Music Pier.

Ford has previously won the Little Miss Ocean City and Miss Ocean City pageants. She said this was her first time competing in the Miss Cape May County Pageant.

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Cub scouts collect tabs for Ronald McDonald House

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 16, 2013 10:36 am

 Cub scouts collect tabs for Ronald McDonald House  (Back row, l-r) Debbie Burlaga, Jim Burlaga, David Wurtz, Justin Burlaga, Jack Wurtz, Paul Tjoumakaris and (front row, l-r) Nick Layton, Luke Smith, Liam Pero, Abby Inserra, Jack Wriggins, George Meher and Connor Anderson.

SEAVILLE – Cub Scout Pack 55 members recently donated aluminum tabs that they had collected throughout the year to the Ronald McDonald House.

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Marmora family receives donation toward van

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 15, 2013 01:55 pm

Jaime and Maggie Warren, right, with Cannon Masonic Lodge 104 members Howard Wooley Jr., Charles Bitting, Charles Mears, Robert Grace, Emmitt Herron, Royce Robinson and Anthony Stelacio. Jaime and Maggie Warren, right, with Cannon Masonic Lodge 104 members Howard Wooley Jr., Charles Bitting, Charles Mears, Robert Grace, Emmitt Herron, Royce Robinson and Anthony Stelacio.

MARMORA — Maggie Warren is getting closer to the goal of having wheelchair-accessible van for her son.

On July 1, members of Cannon Masonic Lodge 104 of Seaville presented a $4,692 check to Maggie and Jaime Warren at their home in Marmora.

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Sea Isle crowns Little Miss, Junior Miss

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 15, 2013 12:01 pm

From left, Little Miss 2nd Princess Olivia Bennis, Little Miss Queen Madalyn Delaney, Little Miss 1st Princess Gina McBrearty, Junior Miss Queen Rachel Sofroney, Junior Miss 1st Princess Erin Fuzer, and Junior Miss 2nd Princess Noelle Mink. From left, Little Miss 2nd Princess Olivia Bennis, Little Miss Queen Madalyn Delaney, Little Miss 1st Princess Gina McBrearty, Junior Miss Queen Rachel Sofroney, Junior Miss 1st Princess Erin Fuzer, and Junior Miss 2nd Princess Noelle Mink.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s 2013 Little Miss and Junior Miss Sea Isle City pageants were held last week and featured eleven Little Miss contestants (age 5-8) and a dozen Junior Miss hopefuls (age 9-12).

The competition is hosted each year by the city’s Division of Tourism. It was emceed by Jennifer Fabrico, a teacher with the Pine Hill School District who is a summer resident in Sea Isle City.

Madalyn Delaney, 8, of Sewell, was named Little Miss Sea Isle City 2013 and Rachel Sofroney, 12, of Sea Isle City, was named Junior Miss Sea Isle City 2013. They each received sashes, scepters, trophies and fresh floral bouquets.

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Strathmere library seeking local authors

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 15, 2013 12:01 pm

STRATHMERE -The Schiavo Library will hold its third annual Local Authors Night from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 15 at the library in Strathmere. Local authors are being sought to display and discuss their books.

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Seaville church plans ‘Disney by the Pond’ performance

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, July 13, 2013 02:00 pm

SEAVILLE – Seaville United Methodist Church will perform “Disney by the Pond” on Saturday, July 27, a follow up to its popular Broadway by the Pond shows.

The concert is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the church, 3100 Route 9. A dinner will be served starting at 6 p.m.

There will be song sets from classic Disney films, theme parks and stage shows. The cast includes Cricket Denton Brennan, Missy Denton Schenck, Jim Birchmeier, Adam Seifert, Noley Schenck and will feature the Starstruck Dance Academy Company.

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Upper Township Middle School Honor Roll

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Saturday, July 13, 2013 12:00 pm

Third trimester

 

Sixth Grade

Principal’s Honor Roll

 

Anton, Sara

Artymowicz, Caroline

Bloomstead, Reese

Broker, Samantha

Devlin, Anna

Gereaghty, Megan

Ginn, Michael

Greenwood, Karen

Hendricks, Alison

Horowitz, Peter

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Sea Isle remembers the Storm of ’62

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 13, 2013 10:00 am

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Historical Society, in cooperation with the Cape May County library system, will present “Remembering the Storm of ’62” on at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, and Saturday, July 20, in the main meeting room of the Sea Isle City branch of the County Library, 4800 Central Avenue.

The free event will feature photos and artifacts from the infamous Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962 and 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. There will also be a panel discussion with local residents, who lived through both storms.

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Students make Dean's List at TCNJ

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 13, 2013 12:00 am

The following local students were named to the Dean's List at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) for the spring 2013 semester.

Kelsea Pearce, a junior Communication Studies major, of Seaville; Jessica McGlynn, a freshman Communication Studies major, of Marmora; Helene Previti, a junior Account major, of Ocean View; Martin Murray, a junior International Business major, of Marmora; Caitlin Wiesner, a junior History major, of Palermo; and Megan Devlin, a freshman Health and Exercise Science major, of Marmora. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must carry 12 or more credits that semester and have a 3.5 GPA.

 

Human giving the greatest expression of love

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Written by Opinion Friday, July 12, 2013 10:59 am

To the editor:

There is no greater expression of love for humankind than the sharing of what one has with those who have not. He or she doing so and seeking no reward in return deserves a permanent seat at the summit of our respect.

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Local students graduate from University of Delaware

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 12, 2013 12:00 am

Several local students graduated from the University of Delaware. Bridget Donlan of Marmora, Jeffrey Haas of Palermo, and Ashley Whitford of Seaville received degrees from the school.

 

Born on the Fourth of July

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:50 am

Pat Deery celebrates turning three on Independence Day by participating in the annual Strathmere Fourth of July Parade on Commonwealth Avenue Thursday, July 4.

   

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