• Upper Township Gazette

    (Jen Marra) Beaches in Strathmere have signs posted warning visitors of nearby nesting birds. The birds nest here each spring.

    STRATHMERE – Mayor Richard Palombo said last week that the planned beach replenishment project in Strathmere, Sea Isle City and the southern end of Ocean City will start sometime next fall and take more than a year to complete.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – Kameron Ghanavati of Upper Township will compete with the University of Delaware’s Vocal Point a capella group in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) competition next month.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – A spokesperson with the state Department of Community Affairs said this week that the closure of the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point would not affect $6.2 million in energy tax receipts to Upper Township.

    The money funds half of the township’s budget each year. Officials have said a loss of that revenue would lead to large tax increases or substantial cuts in services.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township is seeking a conditional approval of its official tax map in order to proceed with a planned property revaluation this year.

    The state Division of Taxation gave officials a 64-page itemized list of changes that must be made to the tax map in March, engineer Paul Dietrich said last week. Upper Township had hoped to start its revaluation in April.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    Last weekend, 34 scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troop 95 spent the weekend in New York City. Scouts were picked up from school Friday, and quickly loaded into waiting cars, their gear having already been packed the night before.

Upper Township Gazette

Man charged with stabbing in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:22 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – Police and the Cape May County Prosecutors Office last week investigated a stabbing that occurred around 3:11 a.m. on Friday, April 11 at the Spinnaker Condominiums on the 3400 block of the boardwalk.

Michael Cavanaugh, 57, of Sea Isle City, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He was held in Cape May County jail on $25,000 bail.

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Benefit concert raises funds for church’s Family Aid Fund

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:21 pm

 
Karla Rivera Bucklew (seated) and Ingrid Forss will perform at the Parkway South Seventh-day Adventist Church on May 3.
 Karla Rivera Bucklew (seated) and Ingrid Forss will perform at the Parkway South Seventh-day Adventist Church on May 3.  MARMORA – A benefit concert at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Marmora will be held Saturday, May 3 for the church’s Family Aid Fund.

The Family Aid Fund Benefit Concert was started in 2006. Each year, Karla Rivera Bucklew joins Ingrid Forss in performing at the Parkway South Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Ecker completes Navy basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:19 pm

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jonathan Ecker, son of John Ecker of Buena and Theresa Oweill of Seaville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Ecker completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

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Public hearing and final vote tonight on $12.4M Upper Township budget

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, April 14, 2014 02:24 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee will hold a public hearing and final vote on its $12.4 million budget at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Monday, April 14 at the Upper Township Municipal Building.

If approved, the spending plan for 2014 will raise taxes here by 3 cents per $100 of assessed property value. The owner of a $300,000 home or business will see their taxes increase by $90.

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Volunteers needed for dune cleanup in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 12:14 pm

Jim and Lucille Carroll of Rydal, Pa. and Sea Isle City donated their time in 2013. Jim and Lucille Carroll of Rydal, Pa. and Sea Isle City donated their time in 2013.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will hold its 2014 Spring Beach Cleanup from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 26 at the beach near JFK Boulevard and the Promenade.

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Egg hunts and sack races at Sea Isle City’s Easter program

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 11, 2014 02:00 pm

Nicholas Edwardi, 3, of Sea Isle City (front, center), led the charge at the start of the egg hunt during Sea Isle’s annual Easter Program on April 9 at Dealy Field, hosted by the Division of Recreation. Nicholas Edwardi, 3, of Sea Isle City (front, center), led the charge at the start of the egg hunt during Sea Isle’s annual Easter Program on April 9 at Dealy Field, hosted by the Division of Recreation.

SEA ISLE CITY – More than 100 children and their parents attended Sea Isle City’s Easter program at Dealy Field on Wednesday, April 9.

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On the cover: A knight’s tale

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, April 10, 2014 09:56 am

knight's tale  OCEAN CITY - King Arthur, played by Oliver Trout, and Patsy, played by Brendan Haddon, visit with the Knights who say Ni, the tallest knight played by Matt Popp, and encounter another problem after handing over the shrubbery the knights demanded as the students perform Monty Python’s “Spamalot” Saturday, April 5 in the Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School.  

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Construction office seeking 37 percent increase in fees

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, April 10, 2014 09:55 am

PETERSBURG – The township’s construction official has requested a 36 percent increase in construction permit fees this year but township committee members say they are reticent to approve it.

Construction official Edward Kenney said in an end-of-the-year report to township committee members that the construction office took in $162,785 in fees in 2013. Its costs were $253,094, including $163,945 in salaries and wages, $57,380 for benefits, pensions and Social Security contributions, $4,682 in other expenses, and $12,085 in “indirect costs” allowed by the state Department of Community Affairs.

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Spring Fling Community Dance

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:00 am

TUCKAHOE - Upper Township Cheer will hold a Spring Fling Community Dance from 6-8 p.m. on April 11 at the Upper Township Community Center in Tuckahoe. There will be light refreshments available, a DJ and games. Kids are $3 and adults are free.

Dances are also scheduled for May 17 and June 7.

 

Upper Township Community News, edition of April 9

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Spring Fling Community Dance

Upper Township Cheer will hold a Spring Fling Community Dance from 6-8 p.m. on April 11 at the Upper Township Community Center in Tuckahoe. There will be light refreshments available, a DJ and games. Kids are $3 and adults are free. Dances are also scheduled for May 17 and June 7.

Easter Egg Hunt

Tuckahoe United Methodist Church will host an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 12. All are welcome to attend. Bring your Easter basket and enjoy the fun. Lunch will be provided.

CrossFit kids clinic

The local cheer and football associations will sponsor a CrossFit 609 Kids Clinic from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 27-29 at the Upper Township Community Center in Tuckahoe. Register online at www.uppercheer.com .

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Future is now at Upper Township schools’ Techspo

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:30 pm

Three sixth grade students enjoy Upper Township schools’ 18th annual Techspo. From left are Mary Loteck, Reghan Handley and Maris Horner. Three sixth grade students enjoy Upper Township schools’ 18th annual Techspo. From left are Mary Loteck, Reghan Handley and Maris Horner.

PETERSBURG – Upper Township schools held their 18th annual TechSpo last Thursday, April 3 in the middle school. The event was sponsored by the local Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

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Free throw skills take Upper Township student to national competition

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:10 pm

 Bradley Jamison Bradley Jamison  UPPER TOWNSHIP – Bradley Jamison of Upper Township will compete at the Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals on Saturday, April 12 in Springfield, Mass., the birthplace of basketball.

Jamison, 11, is representing Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge #2563. He won the local, district, state and regional competitions to advance to the finals.

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