Upper Township Gazette

52 pit bulls and pit bull mixes altered

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:19 pm

The Smith Family of Wildwood with their three pit bull mixes – Jerzey, Shadow and Cassie.
The Smith Family of Wildwood with their three pit bull mixes – Jerzey, Shadow and Cassie. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center and Shore Veterinarians in Seaville recently hosted a “Pit-ty Party” to spay and neuter pit bulls and pit bull mixes.

Shore Veterinarians said they have altered 52 pit bulls this summer.

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Boy scouts replace fence at Marmora VFW

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:16 pm

Boy scouts replace fence at Marmora VFW Boy scouts with Troop 95 recently installed a fence at VFW Post 8695 in Marmora. The old fence was rotted and falling down.  MARMORA – Members of Boy Scout Troop 95 recently replaced an old fence that was falling down at VFW Post 8695 in Marmora.

The scouts contacted a fence contractor to get material, which was donated for the project. Scouts gathered with posthole diggers and shovels, and a call was made to utility companies make sure there were no underground wires or lines.

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Ten paintings of Upper Township to go on display

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:10 pm


Ten paintings depicting scenes from Upper Township’s history will be unveiled on Sept. 9 at the library.
Ten paintings depicting scenes from Upper Township’s history will be unveiled on Sept. 9 at the library.

PETERSBURG – The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township will present 10 paintings by local artists that tell the story of Upper Township next month.

The History Through Arts education project was sponsored by Cape Bank. Each painting represents a scene from one of the 10 towns that make up Upper Township.

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Dance the night away

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 02:50 pm

The crowd gathers for a conga line around the dance floor.
The crowd gathers for a conga line around the dance floor. The crowd gathers for a conga line around the dance floor.

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Upper Township Committee honors local Eagle Scout

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, August 26, 2014 01:43 pm

Scott Hogan, center, is honored by Upper Township Committee members (from left) Jogn Coggins, Hobie Young, Richard Palombo, Tony Inserra and Ed Barr. Scott Hogan, center, is honored by Upper Township Committee members (from left) Jogn Coggins, Hobie Young, Richard Palombo, Tony Inserra and Ed Barr.

PETERSBURG – Township committee honored Eagle Scout Scott Hogan for attainting the designation of Eagle Scout during its Monday, Aug. 25 meeting.

Eagle Scout is boy scouting’s highest rank. Hogan is a member of Boy Scout Troop 79.

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Mayor: Swimmers should beware of rip currents

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, August 26, 2014 01:12 pm

STRATHMERE – Mayor Richard Palombo said a forecasted tropical storm set to come up the Atlantic Ocean this week is forecasted to cause dangerous rip currents on local beaches.

He said swimmers should beware the rip currents, which can pull them out into the ocean. They should only swim near a lifeguard and follow their guidance, he said.

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Upper Township Community News, Aug. 27 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:40 pm

Music Together registration

Music Together of Upper Township invites parents, caregivers, and their children up to five years old to enroll in the fall session of Music Together. Classes are 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Little Schoolhouse of Palermo, Route 9 in Palermo. Music Together is an early childhood music and movement program for young children and the grown-ups who love them. For more information, visit www.musictogetherofuppertownship.com.

Family Fun Day

The Shores at Wesley Manor will hold a Family Fun Day for grandparents from noon-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The Shores is located between 22nd and 23rd streets on Bay Avenue in Ocean City. There will be carnival games, a dunk tank, music from Light Rock 96.9, face painting, carnival style food, crafters, a commemorative walk, and princesses and super heroes available for pictures. Tickets are $15 for an individual, $40 for a family of 4 ($5 additional children). Parking is available by the Tennessee Avenue Soccer Fields with free shuttle service.

Women’s conference

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Local man named county Legionnaire of the Year

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Written by Ted Klepac Monday, August 25, 2014 11:42 am

Cape May County Legionnaire of the Year George “Butch” Meher (left) with Vernon Clark of the Wittkamp Colwell American Legion Post 239 in Tuckahoe. Cape May County Legionnaire of the Year George “Butch” Meher (left) with Vernon Clark of the Wittkamp Colwell American Legion Post 239 in Tuckahoe.

TUCKAHOE – George “Butch” Meher III of the Wittkamp Colwell American Legion Post 239 in Tuckahoe was recently honored as the Cape May County Legionnaire of the Year.

The seven American Legion posts in Cape May County each nominated a candidate for the award.

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Schoultz makes Dean’s List

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 12:00 pm

 Paige Schoultz Paige Schoultz

Paige Schoultz of Beesleys Point was named to the Dean’s List at St. Joseph’s University this year. She is a Food Marketing major at the school.

Schoultz traveled to Mississippi in June to spend a week with fellow students, helping to build a home in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity. She is a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and the business school’s residential learning community.

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Seaville teen receives pilot certificate

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 10:00 am

Richard Washart of Seaville recently received his private pilot certificate

SEAVILLE - Richard Washart of Seaville recently received his private pilot certificate after successfully completing the FAA practical check ride.

Washart trained with Barry Mastrangelo, CFI-I of Aerial Sky Ventures, Inc. at the Woodbine Municipal Airport. He completed his training in a little over five months while finishing his senior year at Ocean City High School. He is also studying to become an EMT.

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