Upper Township Gazette

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.

 

Letters page: Public must rally in support of Pinelands

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 09, 2013 10:56 am

To the editor: 

Our beautiful Pine Barrens are under assault and it is happening at the speed of light. Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic Party boss George Norcross are smacking their lips with the thought of a monster gas pipeline – 24 inches diameter – piercing the heart of the forest, bringing fracked gas from Pennsylvania to the BL England plant in Beesleys Point and beyond. A perfect example of bipartisan cooperation!

Like a poisonous snake with its fanged mouth starting at the Marcellus Shales, spitting its 660-plus Halliburton chemicals, under high pressure fracturing the earth below, to release gas. A grave wound to the earth and the drinking water for humans and animals. Vice President Dick Cheney, while taking time off from hunting quail, made sure that none of the public should be allowed to know the names and side effects of these chemicals – for our own sake, of course. Too risky!

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Cars, Cruise and Craft Show pulls into Upper Township next month

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Written by Columb Higgins Sunday, September 08, 2013 12:05 pm

PETERSBURG – The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants Association will hold its second annual Cars, Cruise and Crafts Show on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

The show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The car cruise starts at 9 a.m. sharp, beginning and ending at Amanda’s Field.

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Show to benefit Upper Township schools’ music and technology programs

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Friday, September 06, 2013 01:42 pm

PETERSBURG – Suze & The Electric Fish will play a music benefit to raise funds for the Upper Township School District’s music and technology programs next week.

The show is scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16 at L’s Restaurant in Corbin City. All proceeds will go to the music and technology programs.

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Upper Township's Pet of the Week: Sage

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, September 06, 2013 11:35 am

Sage choice

Sage is a four-year-old German Shepherd who has lived with two other dogs and is currently at Beacon with one of her housemates (Diesel), whom she gets along with wonderfully. She is gentle and low key and loves belly rubs. Sage was an owner relinquish and needs a new home where she can feel comfortable and make the transition from being with her previous family. If you are a shepherd lover, then this girl may be the perfect match for you. If you are a real dog lover, why not adopt both and keep these two together. A reduced adoption fee will be given if both are adopted together. Please call in advance as these dogs are in a foster home. Sage is spayed/neutered and up to date with routine shots.

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Fishing with family

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, September 05, 2013 04:29 pm

Gavin Goodwin, 4, of Strathmere and Richfield, Conn., reels in his line with the help of his father, Scott Goodwin, as they participate in the 10th annual Kids Fishing Tournament at Prescott Street Beach in Strathmere Saturday, Aug. 31. The event is hosted by the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club. In the background, Grant Goodwin, 2, gets some help with his fishing rod from his aunt, Cheryl Goodwin of Strathmere.

 

   

Kids Fishing Tournament reels in fun in Strathmere

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, September 05, 2013 02:19 pm

Connor Breen, 6, of Medford, is participating in the tournament for the second year in a row. Connor Breen, 6, of Medford, is participating in the tournament for the second year in a row.

STRATHMERE -The Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club’s 10th annual Kids Fishing Tournament was held on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Prescott Street Beach.

The fishing tournament was sponsored by My Wife’s Rod and Reel Repair, Uno Chicago Grill, Joseph D. Boyle Agency, Axis Self Storage, Southampton Window and Janitorial Service, Avalon Marine Center, Sea Isle Bait and Tackle and Whale Creek Marina.

The event was in memory of Ollie Twist.

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Strathmere sees major relief in new FEMA flood map

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, September 05, 2013 12:18 pm

STRATHMERE – As many as 300 homes in Upper Township were removed from the V Zone and required elevations reduced in the latest base flood map released by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) last week.

Cape May County officials met in Cape May Court House on Tuesday, Aug. 28 to discuss the preliminary base flood map with FEMA officials. All along the shore, V zones were dramatically reduced from advisory maps released last year.

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