Upper Township Gazette

State Police charge Ocean View man with car burglary

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 02, 2013 12:34 pm

 Robert Brown, Jr., 29, of Ocean View, was arrested last week on charges of burglary. Robert Brown, Jr., 29, of Ocean View, was arrested last week on charges of burglary. UPPER TOWNSHIP – State Police from the Woodbine station arrested an Ocean View man last week on charges of burglary.

Robert Brown, Jr., 29, was found with evidence of a car burglary late Tuesday, Nov. 26 after a resident called the police after he confronted Brown as he attempted to steal items from his car.

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Beacon Animal Rescue looking for volunteers

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 02, 2013 12:11 pm

PALERMO – Beacon Animal Rescue on Butter Road in Palermo is looking for volunteers to help local cats and kittens at the PetSmart store in Consumer Square in Mays Landing. 

Volunteers should be willing to clean the cat adoption center inside the store. The work would require two hours in the morning.

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On the cover: Just for the girls

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 27, 2013 02:41 pm

 Laura Mandell of Lancaster, Pa.; Brittany Fellin of Lancaster, Pa.; MaryKate Pawlowski of West Chester, Pa. and Kendall Warren of Baltimore, Md. spend the afternoon perusing the shops in Sea Isle City during the Sea Isle Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s annual Girls Weekend Saturday, Nov. 23. The friends find fun clothes, accessories and even a wine cup with a straw and planned to visit one of the participating bars for a martini special. Laura Mandell of Lancaster, Pa.; Brittany Fellin of Lancaster, Pa.; MaryKate Pawlowski of West Chester, Pa. and Kendall Warren of Baltimore, Md. spend the afternoon perusing the shops in Sea Isle City during the Sea Isle Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s annual Girls Weekend Saturday, Nov. 23. The friends find fun clothes, accessories and even a wine cup with a straw and planned to visit one of the participating bars for a martini special.

Laura Mandell of Lancaster, Pa.; Brittany Fellin of Lancaster, Pa.; MaryKate Pawlowski of West Chester, Pa. and Kendall Warren of Baltimore, Md. spend the afternoon perusing the shops in Sea Isle City during the Sea Isle Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s annual Girls Weekend Saturday, Nov. 23. The friends find fun clothes, accessories and even a wine cup with a straw and planned to visit one of the participating bars for a martini special.

Photo by Jen Marra

 

Local connection to a classic piece of Americana

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Written by Michael R. Houdart, Janet Stevens and Jean Albrecht Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:00 pm

 Norman Rockwell’s “Saying Grace,” on the Thanksgiving cover of the Saturday Evening Post, Nov. 24, 1951, started with a suggestion from Elsie Earl of Townsends Inlet. The original is expected to bring more than $15 million at auction Dec. 4.
 Norman Rockwell’s “Saying Grace,” on the Thanksgiving cover of the Saturday Evening Post, Nov. 24, 1951, started with a suggestion from Elsie Earl of Townsends Inlet. The original is expected to bring more than $15 million at auction Dec. 4.

A famous painting expected to sell for millions at a New York auction made a woman with local connections $50 in 1951.

In December, Sotheby’s in New York will auction Norman Rockwell’s original “Saying Grace,” among several other works, with estimates that the painting could bring $15 million to $20 million dollars.

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Sea Isle begins the holidays next week with ice skating, parade

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 09:30 am

Shown during last year’s event are sisters Haley, 11, and Annalise Tyson, 7, of Mantua, with Santa Claus. Shown during last year’s event are sisters Haley, 11, and Annalise Tyson, 7, of Mantua, with Santa Claus.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will hold its second annual Holiday Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30.

The event is sponsored by the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization in cooperation with the city. The two-day event will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29 with free ice skating at Excursion Park on JFK Boulevard next to the Promenade. For those without their own ice skates, complementary skates will be available courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce.

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Entries now accepted for Sea Isle City’s Holiday House Lighting Contest

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 21, 2013 03:09 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s Division of Recreation is now accepting entries for the annual Holiday House Lighting Contest.

Local residents and business owners can enter the competition, which will be judged on Thursday, Dec. 12 by members of the Sea Isle City Garden Club. Judging will be based on creativity, aesthetics, effect and endeavor. Prizes will be awarded to the contest’s top three winners.

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Holiday beach tags available in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:12 am

Sea Isle City’s limited edition holiday beach tags are now on sale for $20. Sea Isle City’s limited edition holiday beach tags are now on sale for $20.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s limited edition holiday beach tags are now on sale.

The tags cost $20 each, which is the pre-season beach tag rate. They can be purchased at City Hall, 4501 Park Road, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. They can also be purchased 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays at Sea Isle City’s Welcome Center, 300 JFK Boulevard.

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Great turnout at Upper Township Community Night

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Written by Deborah Patterson Tuesday, November 19, 2013 09:59 am

Mark Johnston of Seaville attended Community Night with his daughters Amber and Brianna Mark Johnston of Seaville attended Community Night with his daughters Amber and Brianna

MARMORA – What a great turnout for the Upper Township Business Association's annual Community Night held Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the primary school gym. There were a lot of activities for families this year and lots to see and do.

Sensei John McCray of the American Martial Arts Academy held a karate demonstration, Daryl DeTroia's Challenger Sports had a ball toss game set up, and Lynn Sooy invited the audience to dance to the Zumba beat. I got there too late for the line dancing led by Joelle Motley that UTBA board member Blanche Adams said was there on my suggestion from last year...Dang!

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Upper Township historical group learns ‘The Story of Old Glory’

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Written by Deborah Patterson Friday, November 15, 2013 02:28 pm

Jim Stephens, left, and Bob Holden hold up the first flag which was designed by the Sons of Liberty. Jim Stephens, left, and Bob Holden hold up the first flag which was designed by the Sons of Liberty.

PETERSBURG – The Historic Preservation Society of Upper Township held a program called “The Story of Old Glory” on Monday in honor of Veterans Day.

Jim Stephens, deputy director of Historic Cold Spring Village, who serves as an education and interpretation coordinator, spoke about the history of the American flag. Stephens created the program 12 years ago after he was asked to speak about the history of the flag for a Flag Day presentation.

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Loose leaf collection begins in Upper Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 14, 2013 03:35 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Loose leaf collection will start next week, engineer Paul Dietrich said Tuesday.

Large brush pickup will end at the same time as leaf collection begins, Dietrich said. The township asks residents not to place brush in their leaf piles.

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Sea Isle City honors veterans in annual ceremony

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, November 13, 2013 03:09 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 12:00 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.

Photo by Jen Marra 

   

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

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 12, 2013 05:00 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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Music Together open house and demo

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 07, 2013 04:04 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 03:00 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 09:44 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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