Upper Township Gazette

Eagle Scout project brings some color to Tuckahoe preserve

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, August 11, 2014 01:30 pm

The group works at an office building in the wildlife management area The group works at an office building in the wildlife management area TUCKAHOE – An Eagle Scout candidate from Ocean View recently completed a landscaping project at office buildings in the Lester C. MacNamara Wildlife Management Area as part of his work to attain boy scouting’s highest rank.

Antonio Gentilini, 17, organized a group of family, friends and fellow scouts to install flowering plants, a pergola, benches and an area with small trees and shrubs around new office buildings at the preserve. The state Division of Fish and Wildlife maintains the area.

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State Police investigating break-in at Dino’s Seaville Diner

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, August 11, 2014 12:44 pm

SEAVILLE – State Police at the Woodbine barracks are investigating a break-in at Dino’s Seaville Diner.

The diner was broken into sometime early Sunday morning, according to police. Police did not say if any money was stolen. No other information was immediately available because of an ongoing investigation.

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Flyers legend Bob Kelly hosts hockey clinic in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 10, 2014 02:00 pm

The Philadelphia Flyers' Hooked on Hockey program recently took place at Sea Isle City’s Dealy Field much to the delight of children who participated in the one-day clinic. The Philadelphia Flyers' Hooked on Hockey program recently took place at Sea Isle City’s Dealy Field much to the delight of children who participated in the one-day clinic.

SEA ISLE CITY – Children met former Flyers player Bob Kelly, part of the 1974-75 championship teams, at a Hooked on Hockey clinic at Dealy Field in Sea Isle City.

The one-day clinic was led by Kelly, who is also the Flyer’s official Ambassador of Hockey.

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Upper Township Middle School Honor Roll 2014 Third trimester

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 10, 2014 10:00 am

Third trimester

Sixth Grade

Honor Roll

 

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It’s shell time

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Written by Jen Marra Saturday, August 09, 2014 12:30 pm

It’s shell time Nathan, 6, Lydia, 4, and Chase Ramsey, 8, all of Swedesboro, use the large clam shells they found to dig in the wet sand, finding baby clams and a green crab during a guided beachcombing session hosted by the Environmental Commission of Sea Isle City Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 29th Street and the beach.

Nathan, 6, Lydia, 4, and Chase Ramsey, 8, all of Swedesboro, use the large clam shells they found to dig in the wet sand, finding baby clams and a green crab during a guided beachcombing session hosted by the Environmental Commission of Sea Isle City Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 29th Street and the beach.

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Cole Bros. Circus comes to Seaville next week

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 09, 2014 09:30 am

The Human Cannonball will perform at the Cole Bros. Circus in Seaville next week. The Human Cannonball will perform at the Cole Bros. Circus in Seaville next week.

SEAVILLE – The Cole Bros. Circus will perform under the big top next Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 11-12 in Seaville at the field on Route 9 north of the Cedar Square Shopping Center.

This is the 130th anniversary edition of the Cole Bros. Circus. It calls itself the “oldest big top circus in the country.”

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Upper Township football adopts new concussion protocols

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 02:35 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Upper Township Football Association has adopted guidelines from USA Football’s Heads Up Football initiative, which aims to make the sport safer and better.

“The Upper Township Indians are proud to adopt USA Football’s Heads Up Football program,” said Dave Krause, president of the Upper Township Football Association, in a statement. “The adoption of Heads Up Football demonstrates that Upper Township Football is committed to the safety of our players by ensuring that our coaches are trained in the most current football techniques and safety initiatives.” 

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St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish holding Feast Day Celebration on the beach

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, August 08, 2014 01:02 pm

Last year, Father Peter Joyce of St. Maximilian Parish in Marmora held Mass and led a celebration at the Strathmere beach. Last year, Father Peter Joyce of St. Maximilian Parish in Marmora held Mass and led a celebration at the Strathmere beach. MARMORA – Bring your beach chair to Mass next week.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish will hold a Feast Day Celebration in Strathmere in honor of its patron saint on Thursday, Aug. 14.

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Kayaks, canoes and paddleboards, too

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Written by Deborah Patterson Friday, August 08, 2014 11:44 am

An air horn starts the race. An air horn starts the race.

33rd Annual Canoe and Kayak race on the Tuckahoe River

TUCKAHOE – The 33rd Annual Canoe and Kayak River Race was held on Sunday, Aug. 3 and despite the overcast skies there were 63 participants in various modes of watercraft.

The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association sponsors the race and it is one of their biggest scholarship fundraisers. All concession stand revenue and entry fees go into the scholarship fund, which has awarded over $144,000 in scholarships since 1998.

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Summer camp takes kids on a road trip

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, August 07, 2014 01:46 pm

Children at the Abundant Life Church Learning Center SEAVILLE – Children at the Abundant Life Church Learning Center took a road trip this summer.

During the Road Trip Summer Camp held July 28-Aug. 1, kids at the learning center visited local attractions. On Thursday, July 31 they traveled to Still A Hill Farm in Woodbine for a Wild, Wild West Day.

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