Upper Township Gazette

Sea Isle City honors veterans in annual ceremony

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, November 13, 2013 04:09 pm

Harry Stack with VFW Post 1963 passes a wreath representing veterans of the Vietnam War over to Charles Haines, VFW Post 1963 commander, to be placed in the memorial fountain. Harry Stack with VFW Post 1963 passes a wreath representing veterans of the Vietnam War over to Charles Haines, VFW Post 1963 commander, to be placed in the memorial fountain.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Park was held Monday, starting at 11 a.m. to coincide with the World War I armistice, which took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.

The ceremony included Mayor Leonard Desiderio, VFW Post 1963 Commander Charles Haines, County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti, County Sheriff Gary Schaffer, and 1st District Assemblyman-elect Sam Fiocchi.

Deacon Liam O‘Clisham of St. Joseph Catholic Church read the Invocation and Pastor Melissa Doyle-Waid of Sea Isle United Methodist Church read the benediction.

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On the cover: Lady Raiders do it again

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 13, 2013 01:00 am

 OCHS field hockey team The Ocean City High School field hockey team celebrates winning the South Jersey Group III championship with a 1-0 victory over rival Mainland in Linwood Monday, Nov. 11. The Raiders move on to the state semi-finals Thursday against Allentown for the chance to compete for a state title. This is the second year in a row the team has won the Group III title.

The Ocean City High School field hockey team celebrates winning the South Jersey Group III championship with a 1-0 victory over rival Mainland in Linwood Monday, Nov. 11. The Raiders move on to the state semi-finals Thursday against Allentown for the chance to compete for a state title. This is the second year in a row the team has won the Group III title.

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Learn the 'Story of Old Glory' at Upper Township Historical Society meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 12, 2013 06:00 pm

PETERSBURG - The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township will meet at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Upper Branch of the Cape May County Library, 2050 Route 631 in Petersburg. Jim Stephen of Historic Cold Spring Village will speak about “The Story of Old Glory.”

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Letters page: Campaign for Upper Township Committee was an enlightening experience

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 12, 2013 01:30 pm

To the editor:

As we begin the transition into our newly acquired position as members of the Upper Township Committee we wish to take this opportunity to thank the voters who put us here and all who have given us assistance, encouragement and guidance along the way. 

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Letters page: Proud of father's time on Upper Township Committee

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Written by Opinion Monday, November 11, 2013 04:40 pm

To the editor:

After reflecting on the outcome of the election on Tuesday, Nov. 5, I just wanted to say that I am so proud of everything my dad, Curtis Corson Jr., has done for Upper Township during his 18 years on township committee. My dad was first elected when I was around five years old. After being around politics for a majority of my life, I can honestly say that I still do not entirely understand it all. But one thing that I did learn was to establish strong relationships with others and to always be honest. My dad has always been one to speak the truth and say what everyone else is thinking, but no one else ever has the nerve to actually say aloud.

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Upper Township honors veterans, including one of its own

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, November 11, 2013 04:03 pm

Bob Henzy, a veteran of the Vietnam War, holds a model of a Huey helicopter which he rode into combat. Bob Henzy, a veteran of the Vietnam War, holds a model of a Huey helicopter which he rode into combat.

SEAVILLE – Residents of Osprey Point honored local veterans Monday, and paid tribute to the memory of William R. Godfrey, a staff sergeant from Upper Township in the 1st Air Cavalry brigade who was killed in Vietnam.

Godfrey’s helicopter went down on Oct. 10, 1969, losing seven soldiers near the town of Loc Ninh in South Vietnam. He was the only Upper Township resident to die in the Vietnam War.

Bob Henzy also served in Vietnam around the same time – May 1969 to July 1970. He was a soldier in the 7th Cavalry Regiment while Godfrey served in the 8th Cavalry Regiment. There’s a good chance he and Godfrey flew into combat together, though they didn’t know each other at the time, Henzy said.

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Music Together open house and demo

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 07, 2013 05:04 pm

 Music Together open house and demo Music Together open house and demo

PALERMO – Music Together of Upper Township is inviting parents or caregivers and their children up to five years old to an open house at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 and Dec. 7 at the Little Schoolhouse of Palermo, Rt 9 in Palermo.

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Car Caress II offers free washes for veterans, military personnel

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 07, 2013 04:00 pm

MARMORA – Car Caress II on Stagecoach Road in Marmora and more than 2,200 other car wash locations across the nation will provide free car washes to veterans and current military service personnel as part of the Grace For Vets Free Wash Program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.

Washes will be given rain or shine at Car Caress II, 100 Stagecoach Road. The free washes are given to honor and recognize those that have and are serving in the armed forces, according to a press release.

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Fall splendor in the park

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, November 07, 2013 10:44 am

PALERMO - Nick and Giovanna D’Alessandro of Seaville take their daughters Amedea and Giovanna, 2 and 5 respectively, out for a walk in Cameron Wildlife Sanctuary in Palermo Saturday, Nov. 2. Saturday’s weather was perfect for outdoor activities and the colors of fall were abundant throughout the park.

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Program in Upper Township to address Affordable Care Act

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, November 07, 2013 10:40 am

PALERMO – A presentation at the Second Cape May Baptist Church in Palermo this month will address changes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly known as Obamacare.

Stephen P. Sanborne, a senior sales executive at Thomas H. Heist Insurance Agency, will speak about how individual coverage works under the law and the availability of subsidies to help pay for coverage, according to a press release.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the church, 600 Route 9 in Palermo. It is free and open to the public.

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Two incumbents, newcomer win Upper Township school board seats

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:39 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Incumbent school board members Michele Barbieri and James Arsenault won re-election to the Upper Township Board of Education Tuesday, and newcomer Kristie Brown-Chisholm won election.

Barbieri was the high vote getter with 1,809 or 22 percent of the vote in the seven-candidate field. Arsenault received 1,436 or almost 18 percent of the vote. Brown-Chisholm received 1,280 or almost 16 percent of the vote.

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Independent challengers win Upper Township Committee seats in major upset

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:21 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – It has been a very long time since a Republican lost a race in Upper Township, but two independent candidates claimed victory in their run for two committee seats here Tuesday night.

Hobart “Hobie” Young and John Coggins challenged Republican incumbents Curtis Corson and John “Jay” Newman for two committee seats this year. The candidates, who billed themselves as Independent Republicans, garnered more than 2,000 votes each. Newman and Corson fell short by more than 100 votes.

“We had a great turnout,” Young said. “It is unbelievable.”

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Stroke and osteoporosis screenings in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 05, 2013 10:15 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – Screenings to reduce the risk of a stroke or bone fracture will be held at VFW Post #1963, 301 JFK Blvd., on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

According to a release from Life Line Screenings, stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability; eighty percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke; preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke; screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient.

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Paul Davis Emergency Services names new associate and project manager

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 05, 2013 12:00 pm

 
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MARMORA – Paul Davis Emergency Services of Cape May and Atlantic Counties has named Bill Sherman its new associate and project manager.

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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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