• 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

Marmora team receives $1K grant

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 26, 2014 03:57 pm

Sand Sharks  MARMORA – The South Jersey Sand Sharks of Marmora recently received a $1,000 grant from South Jersey Gas.

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Sparks fly again over lights for baseball fields in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:56 pm

PETERSBURG – Committee members and representatives from the Upper Township Baseball Association Monday sparred again over the cost of lighting three new baseball fields at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

Committeemen Tony Inserra and John Coggins questioned the cost of the project at a meeting Monday. The total cost of lighting three fields is $182,000. The fields are being built with $220,000 in county Open Space funds.

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Township seeking $1M in funding for bleachers, artificial turf at Caldwell Park

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:43 am

PALERMO – The township plans to apply for almost $1 million in county Open Space funding to improve the football field at Caldwell Park in Palermo.

Officials have plans to install new football bleachers on either side of the field and repair the dilapidated press box. Better ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) access will be provided as well, said engineer Paul Dietrich.

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Letter: Corporations hold bottom line before public interest

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:43 am

To the editor:

Many people, many through no fault of their own, are simply misinformed, as was Ed Shultz for weeks on his early evening MSNBC TV show, until he began visiting people on the ground who are and have been directly affected by a fracked gas pipeline.

Not only has Ed Shultz changed his mind, and he was very much for the Keystone XL pipeline, he's been able to cut through the private-for-profit corporate propaganda to uncover the actual cost of the pipeline on our air and water quality and people's health, its affect on the land, our homes and pocket books. He's now become one of the most vocal in its opposition; so outraged, in fact, he's hardly missed a show since uncovering the facts regarding the wholesale devastation of what occurs when fracked gas is pushed through for the profit of the few.

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Nine years after daughter’s death, Ward family continues mission to place AEDs

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, March 24, 2014 02:39 pm

From left, Jane Guyon, Gerry Ward, Pastor Walter Nistorenko, Shannon Fuller and Barbara Foster of the ALC Learning Center in Seaville. From left, Jane Guyon, Gerry Ward, Pastor Walter Nistorenko, Shannon Fuller and Barbara Foster of the ALC Learning Center in Seaville.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Ward family will mark the 39th birthday this week of their daughter Jennifer Ann, who died suddenly in 2005 from a sudden cardiac arrest.

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Demolition continues, ground breaking set for new Sea Isle City Hall

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, March 24, 2014 12:37 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – Demolition of the old Public Safety Building on JFK Boulevard continues this week.

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Growing group of legislators voice support for BL England pipeline

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, March 21, 2014 12:05 pm

PETERSBURG – State and local officials continue their push to resurrect a proposed 22-mile natural gas pipeline from Millville to the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point that was rejected by the state Pinelands Commission in January.

Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi held a press conference Friday at the Upper Township Municipal Building supporting the South Jersey Gas project. He said the pipeline is necessary for electrical and gas service reliability in Cape May County.

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AARP group holds ‘Wearing of the Green’ competition

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 21, 2014 09:00 am

Terry Cefeli (left), Mary Kosak (center) and Denise Lindsey wore green attire to AARP Chapter 710’s 2014 Saint Patrick’s Day Luncheon at The Lobster Loft Restaurant in Sea Isle City on March 13. Terry Cefeli (left), Mary Kosak (center) and Denise Lindsey wore green attire to AARP Chapter 710’s 2014 Saint Patrick’s Day Luncheon at The Lobster Loft Restaurant in Sea Isle City on March 13.

SEA ISLE CITY – Irish eyes were smiling Thursday, March 13 when AARP Chapter 710 hosted its annual Saint Patrick’s Day Luncheon at The Lobster Loft Restaurant in Sea Isle City.

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Troop 55 in Tuckahoe welcomes new scout

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 20, 2014 03:04 pm

Boy Scout Troop 55 in Tuckahoe recently welcomed its newest scout during a cross over ceremony at the Blue and Gold dinner.

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Assemblyman plans press conference on BL England pipeline tomorrow

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, March 20, 2014 02:17 am

PETERSBURG – Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi said he will hold a press conference to discuss a proposed natural gas pipeline to BL England at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 21 at the Upper Township Municipal Building.

Fiocchi said he supports construction of the proposed 22-mile pipeline by South Jersey Gas to the power plant in Beesleys Point. The pipeline is necessary for the plant to convert from coal and oil to natural gas.

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Focus on History: For my grandchildren, your great, great, great grandmother was an indentured servant

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Written by Marjorie Bailey Bixby Wednesday, March 19, 2014 01:37 pm

I understand that in school you have been learning about indentured servants. Well, one of your ancestors was one. This is what I know and how I know it.

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Neumann University Concert Chorale to play spring mission concert in Marmora

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:35 pm

The Neumann University Concert Chorale will perform at a spring mission concert in Marmora on Saturday, March 29. The Neumann University Concert Chorale will perform at a spring mission concert in Marmora on Saturday, March 29.

MARMORA – The Neumann University Concert Chorale will perform at the spring mission concert on Saturday, March 29 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Marmora.

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