• Ocean City Gazette

    Members of the Ocean City High School surf team, pictured with Coach Mark Miedema, center, will travel to Dana Point, Calif. in June for a national surfing championship. The team is raising money to make the trip possible and is hosting a clothing drive this weekend. OCEAN CITY — Nine members of the Ocean City High School surf team will be heading to California in June, and they need your help to get there.

    The team qualified to go to the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s National Interscholastic Championship in Dana Point, Calif. June 14 – 16.

  • Regional

    A dolphin takes a breath while swimming off Ocean City Saturday with several others. Federal officials fear a deadly illness could be coming back north with the returning animals, although the hope is that the disease will peter out this spring. (photo by Bill Barlow)With warming temperatures, the snowbirds are returning from Florida.

    That goes for wildlife as well as human cold-averse residents. On platforms along the marshes and back bays, ospreys are choosing their nesting sites, and over the weekend, just past the wetsuited surfers in the 40-something degree water in Ocean City’s north end, a pod of dolphins made…

  • Upper Township Gazette

    Cyclists get moving at the start of the Fourth Annual Tour de Tuckahoe Bike Ride at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Greater Area Tuckahoe Merchants Association’s scholarship fund. PETERSBURG – Township committee last week approved the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants Association’s request to hold the fifth annual Tour de Tuckahoe bike ride on Sunday, May 4 at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

    Last year, the event brought more than 260 cyclists. Participants could also compete in a duathlon.

  • Upper Township Gazette

     SEA ISLE CITY – The county fire marshal and the county prosecutor Monday continued their investigation into a fire that destroyed three beachfront condominiums last week, drawing firefighters from 14 South Jersey towns.

    The investigation could be complete by Thursday.

  • Summer Magazines

    bayfest SOMERS POINT  Bayfest will occupy 14 blocks along Bay Avenue with music, food, crafters and family activities 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, rain or shine.

    Somers Point is expecting more than 30,000 people to flock to Bay Avenue this year for four live bands, 38 food vendors and more than 120 crafters, as well as 15 children’s activities.

  • Weather

    For the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather to expect when you drop a kickstand on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:/Jen MarraFor the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather you can expect when you drop a kickstand Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:

Upper Township Gazette

Kids take the gold in Sea Isle City Junior Olympics

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 09, 2013 09:32 am

 The nine-year-old boys take their turn racing to the finish line at Dealy Field in Sea Isle City.
 The nine-year-old boys take their turn racing to the finish line at Dealy Field in Sea Isle City. SEA ISLE CITY – The city celebrated the Fourth of July with a Junior Olympics competition for children, a patriotic concert at the Band Shell and a fireworks display.

The annual Junior Olympics competition brought 595 children ages three to 13 to the Dealy Field Recreation Complex for a series of running, jumping and throwing contests. The games were hosted by 142 volunteers from the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City, which organized the competition and shepherded the young athletes between each event.

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Strathmere to be featured on morning program

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, July 09, 2013 09:00 am

STRATHMERE – The local Fox 29 morning show, “Good Day Philadelphia,” is coming to Strathmere and Stone Harbor on Friday, July 12.

The show is traveling to different shore points through Labor Day as part of its “The Comeback Down The Shore” series, which is dedicated to highlighting communities show how they’ve rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy and are ready for the summer.

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Volunteers needed for Upper Township zoning board, Green Team

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, July 08, 2013 03:24 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee is now accepting applications for the appointment of one member to the Upper Township Zoning Board of Adjustment.

To request a Citizen Leadership application form to be considered for this seat, or for more information regarding the zoning board, call the clerk’s office at 628-2011, ext. 200. The application is also available online.

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Strathmere parade names winners

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Monday, July 08, 2013 02:10 pm

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STRATHMERE – The annual Fourth of July parade in Strathmere stepped off last week celebrating the nation’s independence in style.

The parade is sponsored each year by the Strathmere Improvement Association and the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company. It traveled down Commonwealth Avenue and Bayview Drive and features fire and rescue vehicles, motorized floats, classic and antique cars, bicycles, wagons and walkers.

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Pinelands pipeline is a dangerous step

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Written by Opinion Monday, July 08, 2013 01:08 pm

 To the editor:

South Jersey Gas is planning to put a 24 inch steel gas pipe through our country’s first National Reserve – the Pinelands – in order to fulfill the profit needs of its shareholders. This is a very dangerous step towards the destruction of the very core of New Jersey. There is no turning back if this pipeline is approved.

The South Jersey gas plant would replace the B.L. England coal-fired plant in Beesleys Point which is a peak demand generator of electricity, meaning it operates approximately 40 days a year when electricity demands are at the highest. The gas plant would run 24-hours, seven days a week. This will result in noise, pollution and danger. It makes one wonder whether the eventual goal is to export gas.

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Little, Junior Miss Sea Isle City to be crowned

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 08, 2013 01:03 pm

Contestants will vie for the titles of Little Miss and Jr. Miss Sea Isle City on July 10 during an annual pageant hosted by the city’s Division of Tourism. The competition will feature on-stage interviews, dance routines and other entertainment. Contestants will vie for the titles of Little Miss and Jr. Miss Sea Isle City on July 10 during an annual pageant hosted by the city’s Division of Tourism. The competition will feature on-stage interviews, dance routines and other entertainment.

SEA ISLE CITY – The 2013 Little Miss and Junior Miss Sea Isle City pageants will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at the Saint Joseph Church auditorium, 44th Street and Central Avenue.

The Little Miss competition is for girls ages 5 through 8. The Junior Miss portion of the event is for girls ages 9 to 12.

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Two receive Donald Dowling scholarships

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 05, 2013 12:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Donald Dowling Scholarship Committee announced two scholarship recipients for 2012-13.

Kevin Dougherty, a graduate from Cape May Technical School, received a scholarship to pursue auto mechanic and welding studies at the Hobart School of Welding Technology.  He was listed on the honor roll at Cape May Technical School.

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American Legion honors two new Eagle Scouts

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Written by Ted Klepac Wednesday, July 03, 2013 11:00 am

American Legion financial secretary Robert Smith with Eagle Scouts Andrew Giordano, Shawn O’Connor, and Troop 79 scout master Andy O’Connor.
 photo by Ted Klepac/ American Legion financial secretary Robert Smith with Eagle Scouts Andrew Giordano, Shawn O’Connor, and Troop 79 scout master Andy O’Connor.

SEAVILLE – Two local boys recently soared to the rank of Eagle Scout.

Andrew Giordano and Shawn O’Connor received certificates honoring their accomplishment from the American Legion Colwell Wittkamp Post 239 in Tuckahoe. Financial secretary Robert Smith presented the certificates to the Eagle Scouts.

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No parking on Route 50 for Amanda’s Field fireworks

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, July 03, 2013 09:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The fireworks at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg always draw a crowd, but the township is telling residents to resist the temptation to park on Route 50 in order to make a quick getaway.

There will be a parking ban on Route 50 from Sunset Drive to Route 610 on Thursday, July 4. Violators will be towed.

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Announcements, edition of July 3, 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 03, 2013 12:00 am

Lawlor graduates Naval Academy

Navy Ensign Tyler M. Lawlor recently graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and was commissioned to his current rank.

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Upper Township makes one last attempt to consolidate Zip Codes

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, July 02, 2013 03:55 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee will try one more time to get the United States Postal Service to consolidate local Zip Codes.

The township’s first attempt was denied by the USPS district manager in July 2012. In a letter to township committee, the USPS said a new Zip Code including all of Upper Township would require additional staff and equipment at area post offices.

A township appeal of that decision was denied last year, but officials are hoping that U.S. Congressmen can help.

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Favorite Fourth of July memories

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Written by Deborah Patterson Tuesday, July 02, 2013 07:17 am

 Favorite Fourth of July memories Favorite Fourth of July memories

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 declaring the 13 colonies’ freedom from British rule. People celebrate the day in many ways, including family reunions, baseball games, picnics and barbecues.

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