Upper Township Gazette

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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Scavenger hunt, jewelry making at Schiavo Library

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, August 05, 2014 11:30 am

STRATHMERE – The Dr. Rita C. Schiavo Memorial Library is hosting a number of events this week.

There will be a Family Scavenger Hunt at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7 at the library, 801 Commonwealth Ave.

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1,200 runners participate in island run in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 05, 2014 10:25 am

Close to 1,200 runners participated in the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol’s 2014 Captain Bill Gallagher 10-Mile Island Run, which began in front of the Beach Patrol’s headquarters on Aug. 2. Close to 1,200 runners participated in the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol’s 2014 Captain Bill Gallagher 10-Mile Island Run, which began in front of the Beach Patrol’s headquarters on Aug. 2.

SEA ISLE CITY – Athletes from across the country participated in the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol’s 2014 Captain Bill Gallagher 10-Mile Island Run on Saturday, Aug. 2. The annual race, which featured nearly 1,200 runners, took place on Sea Isle’s beaches and along the Promenade.

Participants of all ages competed as individuals and as members of running clubs.

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Thank you to Good Samaritans

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, August 05, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I would like to thank everyone, neighbors and passersby, who assisted my husband and me on July 10 at the corner of Hilltop Drive and Breckley Avenue. Everyone's help and kindness is deeply appreciated.

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Truck fire in Seaville

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 10:55 am

(photo by Bruce Wintjen) Firefighters put out a truck fire in Seaville Saturday. (photo by Bruce Wintjen) Firefighters put out a truck fire in Seaville Saturday. SEAVILLE – The Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company responded to a truck fire on Route 9 Saturday.

The truck was parked in a driveway on Route 9 south of Osprey Point. Firefighters were called to respond around 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, according to the fire company.

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Author to hold book signing in Strathmere

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 01, 2014 02:00 pm

STRATHMERE – Author Susan Hausman will hold a book signing event at the Schiavo Library on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

Hausman, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., is the author of the novel “Split The Difference.” Set in Main Line Philadelphia, the book follows narcissist Stuart Crane on a road to destruction with plenty of plot twists.

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Committee honors three Upper Township wrestlers

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, August 01, 2014 12:00 pm

Brock Zurawski, Charlie Cossaboone and Nick Layton with Upper Township Committee members (from left) John Coggins, Richard Palombo, Tony Inserra and Ed Barr. Brock Zurawski, Charlie Cossaboone and Nick Layton with Upper Township Committee members (from left) John Coggins, Richard Palombo, Tony Inserra and Ed Barr.

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee honored three young wrestlers for their performance at the Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association Eastern National Championships during its meeting Monday.

Brock Zurawski, Charlie Cossaboone and Nick Layton, all wrestlers with the Upper Township Green Hornets, competed in the championship in May.

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Surf novice

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, August 01, 2014 09:00 am

Coy Smith, 9, of Swarthmore, Pa., spends an afternoon learning how to surf for the first time Saturday, July 26 at Webster Avenue and the beach in Strathmere. Coy Smith, 9, of Swarthmore, Pa., spends an afternoon learning how to surf for the first time Saturday, July 26 at Webster Avenue and the beach in Strathmere.

Coy Smith, 9, of Swarthmore, Pa., spends an afternoon learning how to surf for the first time Saturday, July 26 at Webster Avenue and the beach in Strathmere.

   

Upper Township judge reappointed to three-year term

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, July 31, 2014 02:00 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Committee voted Monday to reappoint Judge James R. Birchmeier as municipal court judge for a new three-year term.

Mayor Richard Palombo said committee has been pleased with Birchmeier’s leadership of the court.

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Green Team making a more sustainable Upper Township

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Written by Deborah Patterson Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:00 am

Friends of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge and volunteers with the Upper Township Green Team helped clear the Cedar Swamp Wildlife Preserve on Tyler Road in Greenfield July 20. Friends of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge and volunteers with the Upper Township Green Team helped clear the Cedar Swamp Wildlife Preserve on Tyler Road in Greenfield July 20.

GREENFIELD – The Upper Township Green Team is working to reduce the township’s carbon footprint.

Formed in 2013, the Green Team evaluates initiatives and make recommendations to township committee for projects to make Upper Township more green. The group recently completed the requirements for eligibility for Sustainable New Jersey certification.

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