• 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

Tuckahoe firefighters hold open house Saturday

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 am

Tuckahoe firefighters to hold open house Tuckahoe firefighters to hold open house TUCKAHOE – The Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Company will hold its first open house from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the firehouse, 2170 Route 50.

There will be a demonstration of the Jaws of Life, ladder truck operations and a firefighter challenge open to the public.

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Upper Township Community News, edition of April 23

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 am

Boating safety course

The Delsea Power Squadron will be conducting a one-day, eight hour boating class from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at Minmar Marina in Sea Isle City. The course fee is $55. Pre-registration is required. For more information and registration, call Ed McGarvey at 609-703-9688 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Phillies trip

Msgr. James J. Zegers Resurrection Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a game to the Phillies-Angels game on Wednesday, May 14. Departure is 10:45 a.m. from the commuty parking lot off Exit 25 in Marmora. Game time is 1:05 p.m. Seniors 55-plus can walk the bases after the game. Seating is in left field section 143. Tickets are $70. For reservations, call 609-628-3307.

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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Letter: No avoiding potholes this year

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Our local economy was much stimulated recently by the winter victims of roadway craters.

In former years, a vigilant driver employing a quick maneuver could spare his person and his car injury. But not this year. Too often a jerk of the steering wheel only sends the vehicle from the cliff of one excavation into the abyss of another. A certain stretch of blacktop allegedly exhibited such a concentration of pits it could not be safely navigated by even the most nimble ballerina.

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Investigation into Sea Isle City fire continues

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, April 21, 2014 05:41 pm

 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.

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Catholic Daughters host musical review in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 21, 2014 02:47 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – The Catholic Daughters Court of Our Lady of Mercy #1655 of Saint Joseph Church in Sea Isle City will host a musical review at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 inside the parish auditorium on 44th Street and Central Ave.

The Shaken Not Stirred Players will perform a variety of music from popular Broadway productions. The group is made up of professional performers from the Broadway stage, national touring companies and regional theater and opera companies.

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Upper Township plans Fourth of July concert

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, April 21, 2014 01:46 pm

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee approved plans for a Fourth of July concert at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

For years, Fourth of July in Upper Township has consisted of the annual parade in Strathmere and fireworks at Amanda’s Field. Committeeman Hobie Young, who oversees recreation for the township, said he would like to expand the offerings this year.

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South Jersey Gas gives $1,000 to Upper Township football

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, April 21, 2014 11:33 am

Players and coaches in the Upper Township Football Association receive a check from South Jersey Gas. Players and coaches in the Upper Township Football Association receive a check from South Jersey Gas.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – South Jersey Gas recently presented a $1,000 check to the Upper Township Football Association.

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Upper Township Committee approves $12.4M budget on divided vote

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee approved its 2014 budget Monday on a 3-2 vote.

The $12.4 million budget will increase taxes 3 cents per $100 of assessed property value. The owner of an average $300,000 home will see their local purpose taxes increase by $90. That does not include school, county and fire district taxes.

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UPDATE: Destruction in Sea Isle City blaze

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 18, 2014 04:59 pm

Photo by Chris South/ The fast moving beachfront blaze has destroyed several buildings in southern Sea Isle City. Photo by Chris South/ The fast moving beachfront blaze has destroyed several buildings in southern Sea Isle City. SEA ISLE CITY — At least three buildings are destroyed and fire crews are working to save others as a fast-moving fire tears through a beachfront neighborhood in Sea Isle City this Good Friday, April 18.

As of late Friday afternoon, firefighters from around the county are on scene, fighting to control the fast moving beachfront conflagration.

Little information was immediately available, but it seemed likely that the fire traveled from one building to the next, carried by in strong spring winds.

The fire is on Pleasure Avenue, at 79th Street.  

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Easter egg hunt taking Tuckahoe family to White House

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, April 18, 2014 12:34 pm

The souvenir eggs used in this year’s egg roll come in four bright colors and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady. The souvenir eggs used in this year’s egg roll come in four bright colors and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady.

TUCKAHOE – A Tuckahoe family will head to the White House for its annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 21.

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Gracing the streets

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, April 18, 2014 11:05 am

Eileen Barrett of Upper Township walks with her basset hound/bulldog mix she adopted from the Cape May County Animal Shelter named Gracie in the 29th annual Doo Dah Parade Saturday, April 12, along Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. 

 

 

Upper Township considering an increase in land use board fees and more

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, April 18, 2014 10:33 am

PETERSBURG – Township committee will look at increasing its fees this year after comparisons show it has among the lowest in the area.

Application fees for the planning and zoning boards are set to increase already. The changes would put Upper Township on par with most neighboring communities.

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