Upper Township Gazette

Upper Township approves $866K for road paving

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:22 am

PETERSBURG – Township committee approved a contract for its 2013 repaving project last week and should see a substantial savings.

The low bidder for the project, which will repave a little over five miles of roads, was South State, Inc. of Bridgeton. The company bid $866,428, around $20,000 lower than the next highest bidder, said township engineer Paul Dietrich.

The township had projected the cost at around $1.5 million in a capital improvement bond passed earlier this year.

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Country Shore Women’s Club of Upper Township wins state awards

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, November 05, 2013 09:00 am

Members of the Country Shore Women’s Club of Upper Township celebrate their state awards at an October membership meeting. Members of the Country Shore Women’s Club of Upper Township celebrate their state awards at an October membership meeting.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Country Shore Women’s Club of Upper Township was recently honored with several awards from the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of the General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC).

Awards included first place for best overall work in the state for fundraising as well as certificates of merit for best all-around work in the arts/performing community service program and special state project in Family Promise and fundraising.

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Upper Township stitchers sew up appreciation for service members

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 02, 2013 10:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The South Shore Stitchers Quilt Guild has finished its latest quilt for service men and women coming home from war.

The group has made 38 quilts for the Quilts of Valor Foundation, which was founded by Catherine Roberts of Seaford, Del. She began the Quilts of Valor Foundation from her sewing room in 2003 after her son Nathanael’s yearlong deployment to Iraq.

The quilts are meant to be a tangible reminder of appreciation and gratitude. The foundation and quilters across the country have since made more than 90,000 quilts for veterans, according to a press release.

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Water main project aims to increase pressure in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, November 01, 2013 05:07 pm

BEESLEYS POINT – New Jersey American Water says it will enhance water service in Upper Township by “looping” its water mains in Beesleys Point, increasing water pressure and improving the flow of water.

The company is connecting the water mains that run from Seaview Ave. and Margate Ave. to the water main on 2nd Ave. The 1,300-foot extension of six-inch ductile iron pipe eliminates the “dead ending” of the water mains which cause water to stagnate and reduces flow.

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Seaville Acme recognized for help with Feed the Needy program

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, November 01, 2013 02:41 pm

From left are Past Grand Knight Tim O'Shea, Acme manager Andy Loteck and current Grand Knight John Fennekohl. From left are Past Grand Knight Tim O'Shea, Acme manager Andy Loteck and current Grand Knight John Fennekohl.

SEAVILLE – Andy Loteck, manager of the Acme in Seaville, accepts a plaque from the Monsignor James J. Zegers/Resurrection Council 9113 Knights of Columbus for the help the store has given them over the years.

The Marmora-based Knights of Columbus hold an annual Feed the Needy program in which the organization delivers a Christmas meal and toys to some 200 local families. The Acme has provided boxes and helped the Knights put the food together.

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Costume party at Tuckahoe UMC

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:39 pm

The Tuckahoe United Methodist Church hosted its annual Fall Costume Party Saturday, Oct. 26, and children dressed up in their Halloween best for pumpkin decorating, snacks and fun.  The Tuckahoe United Methodist Church hosted its annual Fall Costume Party Saturday, Oct. 26, and children dressed up in their Halloween best for pumpkin decorating, snacks and fun.

TUCKAHOE - Tuckahoe United Methodist Church hosted its annual Fall Costume Party Saturday, Oct. 26, and children dressed up in their Halloween best for pumpkin decorating, snacks and fun.  


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Seven candidates running for three seats on Upper Township school board

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 31, 2013 09:54 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Seven candidates are vying for three seats on the Upper Township Board of Education this year.

Incumbents James Arsenault and Michele Barbieri are running for new terms, and newcomers Sallie Callahan, Kristie Brown-Chisholm, Alistair Lihou, Rachel Mammele and Theodore Kingston seek to join the school board. The terms are for three years.

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Columbus Day parade celebrates Sea Isle’s Italian heritage

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 30, 2013 05:00 pm

Postponed parade - better late than never

SEA ISLE CITY – Sea Isle City’s 23rd annual Columbus Day Parade, which was postponed on Oct. 12 due to poor weather, marched down JFK Boulevard on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The parade began in front of the Italian American Club of Sea Isle. Participants walked east on JFK Boulevard and then headed south on Landis Avenue prior to reaching the parade’s end at 63rd Street at Kix-McNutleys. 

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Sea Isle City marks Sandy anniversary with ‘thank you’ to employees, volunteers

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 30, 2013 03:49 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – The city Monday marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy with a “Thank You Breakfast” for municipal employees and volunteers with the ambulance corps and fire department.

Mayor Leonard Desiderio said that without the town’s employees and volunteer first-responders, Sea Isle City would have needed much more time to recover from Hurricane Sandy – and the resort would not have been ready for the 2013 summer season.

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Two seats on Upper Township Committee up for vote

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:15 pm

Challengers want new voices; incumbents say approach is working

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Incumbent Republican committeemen Curtis Corson and Jay Newman will face Independent challengers Hobie Young and John Coggins in next week’s election.

Two seats on the Upper Township Committee are up for a vote this year. Each is for a three-year term.

In interviews this week, the candidates spoke about the most important issues facing Upper Township, including taxes, affordable housing, zoning, trash pickup and the South Jersey Gas pipeline to the BL England power plant.

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