Upper Township Gazette

Environmental commission announces beautification award winners

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 02:38 pm

The recipients of the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission’s 2014 Beautification Awards received their honors during the Fall Family Festival. The recipients of the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission’s 2014 Beautification Awards received their honors during the Fall Family Festival.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Environmental Commission recently distributed beautification awards to home and business owners who have improved or continually maintained the appearance of their properties.

Environmental commission members examine a variety of exterior features, including landscaping, architecture, the removal of overgrown shrubs and plants, and overall appearance. Properties that are deemed eligible for a beautification award are nominated by neighbors and others in the community.

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Sea Isle Chamber of Commerce presents Founders Award

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 12:34 pm

David Farina (second from right) receives the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s 2014 Founders Award at the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City. Shown presenting the award is Mayor Leonard Desiderio (far right) with (from left) SICCCR vice president Bill Buchanan, Cape May County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti, Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi and SICCCR president Chris Glancey. David Farina (second from right) receives the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s 2014 Founders Award at the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City. Shown presenting the award is Mayor Leonard Desiderio (far right) with (from left) SICCCR vice president Bill Buchanan, Cape May County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti, Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi and SICCCR president Chris Glancey. SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization (SICCCR) honored David Farina with its 2014 Founders Award during their annual Around the World Gala held a the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City. 

The Founders Award is presented annually to someone who has served the community for a number of years and has supported the chamber, tourism and the City of Sea Isle City in general.

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Boy scouts go for a ride

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 01, 2014 04:00 pm

Boy scouts from Troop 95 in Upper Township were treated to a night of go-cart racing Boy scouts from Troop 95 in Upper Township were treated to a night of go-cart racing UPPER TOWNSHIP – Boy scouts from Troop 95 in Upper Township were treated to a night of go-cart racing.

Troop chairman John Castaldi said a Wildwood go-cart track opened especially for 32 boys from Troop 95. Since there was nobody else there, everyone got to ride for a long time, he said.

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Food truck feast-ival

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 01, 2014 01:13 pm

Rose Ialeggio of Livingston and Rocco Giuliano of Bloomfield enjoy a pork loin parfait and a sandwich called “The Westerner” from Sum Pig during Sea Isle City’s Food Truck Festival Saturday, Sept. 27 on the grounds of Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and Landis Avenue.
Rose Ialeggio of Livingston and Rocco Giuliano of Bloomfield enjoy a pork loin parfait and a sandwich called “The Westerner” from Sum Pig during Sea Isle City’s Food Truck Festival Saturday, Sept. 27 on the grounds of Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and Landis Avenue. Rose Ialeggio of Livingston and Rocco Giuliano of Bloomfield enjoy a pork loin parfait and a sandwich called “The Westerner” from Sum Pig during Sea Isle City’s Food Truck Festival Saturday, Sept. 27 on the grounds of Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and Landis Avenue.

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Tuckahoe Masons celebrate 150th anniversary

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, October 01, 2014 01:10 pm

Star Lodge #65 in Tuckahoe was built in 1928 but Masons have met here since 1864.
Star Lodge #65 in Tuckahoe was built in 1928 but Masons have met here since 1864. TUCKAHOE – Freemasons at Star Lodge 65 in Tuckahoe celebrated the group’s 150th anniversary Saturday.

The building at the intersection of Route 50 and Mount Pleasant-Tuckahoe Road has been the meeting place of local Masons since it was built in 1928. But the members of Star Lodge 65 have been meeting in Tuckahoe since 1864, when the Grand Lodge of New Jersey granted them a warrant.

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On the cover: Shore delish

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 01, 2014 01:04 pm

Shore delish Shore delish Jason Steelman of Dennis Township and his son Zach, 8, sip on chocolate and strawberry banana shakes from Shore Shake while they visit Sea Isle City’s Food Truck Festival Saturday, Sept. 27 on the grounds of Kix McNutley’s.

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Upper Township Rescue squad to host Trunk or Treat

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, September 30, 2014 03:59 pm

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Rescue Squad will sponsor a Trunk or Treat event from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Amanda’s Field, 10 Sunset Drive in Petersburg. The rain date is Oct. 22.

The Trunk or Treat is a safe place for children to go trick or treating. Interested participants can also register their vehicles to take part in the event.

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LEGO Club at Upper Township library

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, September 30, 2014 01:59 pm

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township branch of the Cape May County Library will host children 5-12 and their caregivers for a meeting of the LEGO Club on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Children will read books to get ideas about what to construct and then LEGOs will be brought out for the kids to build. Parents are encouraged to stay through the meeting and build with their kids.

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Sea Isle woman joins Atlantic Cape Board of Trustees

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:58 pm

MAYS LANDING – Ellen Nicholson Byrne, of Sea Isle City, has joined the Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees.

Byrne specializes in contracts, real estate, land use and nonprofit organizations at her law practice in Sea Isle City, according to a press release from the college. She is also the part-time public defender for Sea Isle City, and the former solicitor to the Sea Isle City Zoning Board of Adjustment.

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Investigation at Seaville fire company began with an offhand comment

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, September 29, 2014 11:23 am

SEAVILLE – Seaville Fire Chief Richard E. Stevens said the investigation into potential financial fraud at the firehouse began when the treasurer of the Fire District No. 4 Board of Fire Commissioners mentioned in an offhand comment that firefighter Jacob Spiegel’s reimbursement for training would be ready soon.

“I remember it very clearly,” Stevens said in an interview last Thursday. “It was a typical Monday night at the firehouse. We schedule drills or a meeting night on Mondays. The commissioner treasurer told Jacob that his training reimbursement would be ready soon and I turned to the training officer sitting right next to me and said, ‘What training?’

“This was late December,” Stevens added. “Our training was done for the year.”

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Sea Isle City civic club raises $2,000 for local food banks

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 01:47 pm

$2000 was raised for local food banks during the Sea Isle City Women’s Civic Club’s annual Card Party on Sept. 18. Shown during the fundraiser are (from left) civic club vice president Anita Dudzek, treasurer Barbara Robinson, former president Dolores Meyers and event organizer Dody Walker. $2000 was raised for local food banks during the Sea Isle City Women’s Civic Club’s annual Card Party on Sept. 18. Shown during the fundraiser are (from left) civic club vice president Anita Dudzek, treasurer Barbara Robinson, former president Dolores Meyers and event organizer Dody Walker.

SEA ISLE CITY – Members of the Sea Isle City Women’s Civic Club hosted their annual Card Party on Thursday, Sept. 18, raising funds for local charities.

This year’s nautically-themed Card Party attracted more than 100 participants. They enjoyed a buffet luncheon, door prizes and a variety of games such as Bridge, Pinochle and Mahjong.

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Library research area dedicated to Upper Township woman

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 11:39 am

Harriett Reardon Bailey and Mike Stafford are shown in front of a plaque in Bailey’s honor. Harriett Reardon Bailey and Mike Stafford are shown in front of a plaque in Bailey’s honor.

SEA ISLE CITY – Members of the Sea Isle City Historical Society recently gathered inside the Historical Museum for a special ceremony to honor Harriett Reardon Bailey, a founding member of the society and a driving force who helped create the museum.  Bailey, of Seaville, was the society’s first president and the museum’s first curator. 

A plaque inscribed with Bailey’s name was unveiled in the museum’s Family Research Area. The Family Research Area focuses on Sea Isle City’s many notable families, each represented by books filled with photographs, news articles and other artifacts. 

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Mayor: Baseball lighting project should be rebid

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, September 25, 2014 05:23 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Mayor Richard Palombo said Thursday that the purchase of lighting equipment and poles to light baseball fields at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg should be rebid, following discussion at an Upper Township Committee meeting earlier this week that a potential bidder did not send in a proposal because they couldn’t meet a price they were told by someone from the township.

Bids for the project were opened this week. Only one company, Musco Lighting, submitted a bid of $175,605. Two other companies took out specs on the contract, according to township engineer Paul Dietrich.

Dietrich said at a Township Committee meeting Monday, however, that one of those companies did not bid on the project “because he couldn’t meet the budgetary price he was told by somebody” within the township.

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Two more Seaville firefighters were terminated in connection with alleged theft

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, September 25, 2014 02:42 pm

SEAVILLE – Two more members of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company have been terminated in connection with an internal investigation by the company, according to Seaville Fire Chief Richard E. Stevens.

The former chief of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, Eugene Robert Spiegel, and his son Jacob were indicted Wednesday for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the fire company.

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Former Seaville fire chief and son indicted on $46,000 theft from fire company

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 03:50 pm

Jacob Spiegel, left, and former Seaville fire chief Rob Spiegel, right, were indicted Wednesday. Jacob Spiegel, left, and former Seaville fire chief Rob Spiegel, right, were indicted Wednesday. TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Wednesday that the former chief of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company and his son have been indicted for allegedly receiving payments of approximately $46,000 based on fraudulent invoices and receipts they submitted for reimbursement to the fire company and Fire District No. 4 commissioners.

Eugene “Rob” Spiegel, 51, and Jacob Spiegel, 20, both of Seaville, were indicted by a state grand jury.

Rob Spiegel stole $44,722 and Jacob Spiegel stole $1,275, according to the attorney general.

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Upper Township receives $175,605 bid for baseball field lighting

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, September 24, 2014 03:10 pm

PETERSBURG – The township has received just one bid of $175,605 for lighting equipment and poles at baseball fields in Amanda’s Field.

A second bidder apparently decided not to bid on the project because he didn’t think he could be competitive with a price he was given by somebody within the township, according to township engineer Paul Dietrich.

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