Upper Township Gazette

Township declares emergency for Strathmere’s north end

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:58 am

(photo by Jen Marra) Township and state park beaches were severely eroded by strong waves and high tides as Hurricane Arthur passed during the Fourth of July weekend. (photo by Jen Marra) Township and state park beaches were severely eroded by strong waves and high tides as Hurricane Arthur passed during the Fourth of July weekend.

STRATHMERE – Township committee Monday approved an emergency declaration for Strathmere’s north end after strong waves and tides from Hurricane Arthur swept 100 feet of sand from beaches there in a matter of days.

Dr. Stewart Farrell of the Coastal Research Center at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, who conducts regular surveys of Strathmere beaches for the township, said old timber structures became visible jutting from the sand in November. By March of this year, the beach had retreated 20 feet, he said. Between March and April, the beach lost another 10 to 15 feet.

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Local artist’s abstract paintings on display

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Written by Ted Klepac Tuesday, July 15, 2014 01:40 pm

 Lance Balderson with his abstract painting “Feministic Configurations.” Lance Balderson with his abstract painting “Feministic Configurations.” SEAVILLE – Artist Lance Balderson’s abstract paintings will be on display at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville this week.

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Little Miss and Junior Miss Sea Isle City crowned

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:04 pm

Contestants Kylee Foreacre, Lily Alderfer, Lauren Marsland, Kayla Marlsand and Haley Everly are shown waiting patiently for their time on stage during the 2014 Little Miss and Junior Miss Sea Isle City Pageant on July 9. 
Contestants Kylee Foreacre, Lily Alderfer, Lauren Marsland, Kayla Marlsand and Haley Everly are shown waiting patiently for their time on stage during the 2014 Little Miss and Junior Miss Sea Isle City Pageant on July 9.  Mayor Leonard Desiderio is shown with the winners of this year’s Little Miss and Junior Miss Sea Isle City Pageant (from left) Little Miss 2nd Princess Lily Alderfer, Little Miss 1st Princess Kayla Marsland, 2014 Little Miss Sea Isle City Lauren Marsland, 2014 Junior Miss Sea Isle City Abigail Kates, Junior Miss 1st Princess Noelle Mink, and Junior Miss 2nd Princess Brooke Miller. Mayor Leonard Desiderio is shown with the winners of this year’s Little Miss and Junior Miss Sea Isle City Pageant (from left) Little Miss 2nd Princess Lily Alderfer, Little Miss 1st Princess Kayla Marsland, 2014 Little Miss Sea Isle City Lauren Marsland, 2014 Junior Miss Sea Isle City Abigail Kates, Junior Miss 1st Princess Noelle Mink, and Junior Miss 2nd Princess Brooke Miller. SEA ISLE CITY – Sea Isle City’s Division of Tourism hosted the 2014 Little Miss and Junior Miss Sea Isle City Pageant, which featured five Little Miss contestants (ages 5-8) and a dozen Junior Miss hopefuls (ages 9-12).

The competition was emceed by Jennifer Fabrico, a teacher with the Pine Hill School District and a summer resident. The winners of the pageant were chosen by judges Bill Geiger, Barbara Pringle and Caroline Jarrard.

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Petersburg resident named Guardian Angel of the Month

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, July 14, 2014 09:41 am

Barbara Hunter of Petersburg was named Shored Medical Center’s July Guardian Angel of the Month. Barbara Hunter of Petersburg was named Shored Medical Center’s July Guardian Angel of the Month.

SOMERS POINT – Shore Medical Center has recognized nurse Barbara Hunter, RN as its July 2014 Guardian Angel of the Month.

Hunter has been a full-time RN in Shore’s emergency department since 2011. Nurse manager Annmarie Guerrieri said Hunter’s commitment to excellence has made a positive impact on the department.

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Upper Township Community News

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 12:00 am

Benefit for Doug Knobb scholarship

A fundraiser for the Doug Knobb Scholarship will be held from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, July 19 at McGlades Marina, Second Street and Bay Ave. in Ocean City. Tickets are limited to 100 and are on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets must be purchased in advance. You must be 21 or older to come aboard. Tickets are $30 each, and includes food, drink, music, fun and a three-hour boat ride along the back bay of Ocean City. All proceeds benefit the Doug Knobb Scholarship which awards scholarships to Ocean City High School students. For tickets or information, call 609-602-3949.

Grief Share program

Tuckahoe United Methodist Church will conduct a Grief Share program from 6:30-8 p.m. on Mondays at the church, 112 Route 49 in Tuckahoe. The program is for individuals who are going through the grieving process over the loss of a friend or a loved one or someone who already has and would be willing to help somebody else. The cost of the program is $15 to cover the cost of the book. There will be no meeting on July 28.

Church activities

Second Cape May Baptist Church at 600 S. Shore Road in Marmora is hosting a number of events. There is a Vacation Bible School from children K-5 from 9 a.m.-noon on July 7-11. There is no cost. There will be a Family Movie Night at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 25. Admission is free. A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for 1-6 p.m. on Monday, July 28. Beach Baptists is set for 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7. A Grief Share Recovery Group starts at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9. For more information, visit www.secondcapemaybaptist.com  or call 609-390-0681.

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Trinity UMC to host women’s event

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 12:00 am

MARMORA – Trinity United Methodist Church in Marmora will host Pastor Kimberly Jones-Pothier and her two-day women’s ministry “Conquering Hell in High Heels” Sept. 5-6.

The event will start at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5 and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the church, 20 Route 9 in Marmora.

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Schwartz to perform

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 12, 2014 12:00 am

Schwartz Stella Schwartz, 13, of Upper Township, will appear this summer in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of “New Voices Concert: Oh What a Night” in Millburn on Aug. 1-2.

More information can be found at www.papermill.org.

 

Turnpike Authority warns drivers of E-ZPass scam

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:01 am

WOODBRIDGE - The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is warning drivers of a phishing e-mail that appears to be from E-ZPass.

The e-mail is not personalized, and is addressed to “Dear customer.”

The bogus email includes this message: “You have not paid for driving on a toll road. This invoice is sent repeatedly, please service your debt in the shortest possible time.”

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Fun on the Fourth of July

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Written by Deborah Patterson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:12 am

photos by Deborah Patterson


Fourth of July festivities at Amanda's Field in Petersburg had something for everyone. The Nixon Family of Corbin City arrived early for a good viewing spot and tailgated until sundown.
  Fourth of July festivities at Amanda's Field in Petersburg had something for everyone. The Nixon Family of Corbin City arrived early for a good viewing spot and tailgated until sundown.   Fourth of July festivities at Amanda's Field in Petersburg had something for everyone. The Nixon Family of Corbin City arrived early for a good viewing spot and tailgated until sundown.  

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On the cover: All American

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:08 am

 Jack Geib, 12, of Strathmere, shows off his American pride in Strathmere's Fourth of July Parade Friday, July 4. The parade continued despite Hurricane Arthur passing through that morning. Jack Geib, 12, of Strathmere, shows off his American pride in Strathmere's Fourth of July Parade Friday, July 4. The parade continued despite Hurricane Arthur passing through that morning.
Jack Geib, 12, of Strathmere, shows off his American pride in Strathmere's Fourth of July Parade Friday, July 4. The parade continued despite Hurricane Arthur passing through that morning.  

   

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