Upper Township Gazette

In the Spotlight: A Christmas tradition continues in Strathmere

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Written by Deborah Patterson Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:17 am

Vaugn and Ferguson Kurilko, Valerie and Michaela Voegtlin and Catie Mae West pose in their holiday best. Vaugn and Ferguson Kurilko, Valerie and Michaela Voegtlin and Catie Mae West pose in their holiday best. STRATHMERE – The Strathmere Improvement Association and the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company held the annual community Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Deauville Inn. The event has been creating holiday cheer for over 50 years and is one of many held throughout the year in Strathmere, including the Community Beach Party and the Fourth of July Parade.

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Touchdowns for the tots

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:00 am

The South Jersey Storm semi-pro football team plays against the Levittown Rebels in a scrimmage game for their third annual Toys for Tots game Saturday, Dec. 13, at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.
The South Jersey Storm semi-pro football team plays against the Levittown Rebels in a scrimmage game for their third annual Toys for Tots game Saturday, Dec. 13, at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg. The South Jersey Storm semi-pro football team plays against the Levittown Rebels in a scrimmage game for their third annual Toys for Tots game Saturday, Dec. 13, at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

Photos by Jen Marra 

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OCHS says no to Upper Township’s School Choice students

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:31 pm

Ocean City High School Ocean City High School

UPPER TOWNSHIP – School officials in Ocean City said they will not accept School Choice students from Upper Township’s middle school at Ocean City High School, Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said Monday.

During the Upper Township Board of Education meeting Dec. 15, Palmieri said he and school board president Michele Barbieri met with high school principals and Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor on Thursday to discuss the issue, and were notified Friday that the students would not be admitted.

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Strathmere first in line for sand, but north end may have to wait

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, December 17, 2014 05:43 am

Jen Marra photo / Strathmere, Sea Isle City dredging set to start in March Jen Marra photo / Strathmere, Sea Isle City dredging set to start in March

STRATHMERE – A beach replenishment project in the south end of Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City is scheduled to begin in early March, according to new information from the Army Corps of Engineers, which is coordinating the project.

But township engineer Paul Dietrich said Monday that the north end of Strathmere, which has been the hardest hit this year, may have to wait until after summer, according to a schedule from the Army Corps.

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Yoga instruction at Wesley Methodist Church

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 am

PETERSBURG – The public is invited to take part in yoga sessions every Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. to relax and regroup, at Petersburg Wesley Methodist Church, 400 Route 610.

Luanne Fisher, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, leads the class. Cost is $8 per session, pay as you go. The yoga is a gentle exercise, suitable for all abilities. Bring a yoga mat if you have one.

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On the cover: Playing for toys

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 am

Jesten “Country” Morgan of Millville, a player with the South Jersey Storm semi-pro football team 
Jesten “Country” Morgan of Millville, a player with the South Jersey Storm semi-pro football team, places his unwrapped toy donation in the box during the Storm’s third annual Toys for Tots scrimmage against the Levittown Rebels Saturday, Dec. 13, at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg. Admission to the game was an unwrapped toy and the event was co-sponsored by the South Jersey Storm, Marine Corps and Levari’s Seafood and American Grill. Jesten “Country” Morgan of Millville, a player with the South Jersey Storm semi-pro football team, places his unwrapped toy donation in the box during the Storm’s third annual Toys for Tots scrimmage against the Levittown Rebels Saturday, Dec. 13, at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg. Admission to the game was an unwrapped toy and the event was co-sponsored by the South Jersey Storm, Marine Corps and Levari’s Seafood and American Grill. For more photos, see Touchdowns for the tots.

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Additional safety measures on Sea Isle Boulevard

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 am

SEA ISLE CITY – The county is implementing additional safety measures on Sea Isle Boulevard during construction there.

City officials recently met with county engineer Dale Foster, Sheriff Gary Schaffer and Sea Isle City Police Chief Thomas D’Intino to discuss the construction project on the causeway into the city.

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Townsends Inlet Bridge closing in January

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 am

Officials said that Musgrose Construction, Inc. will begin the second phase of construction on the Townsends Inlet Bridge in January.

The bridge will likely be closed starting in the first week of January, according to a release from Sea Isle City. The bridge is scheduled to reopen in May.

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Online votes could win Seaville preschool a new playground

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 am

Children at Abundant Life Church (ALC) Learning Center in Seaville listen to stories. Children at Abundant Life Church (ALC) Learning Center in Seaville listen to stories. SEAVILLE – The Abundant Life Church (ALC) Learning Center in Seaville is asking people to visit the Hulafrog website and vote for them in a national competition to win a custom playground from Grounds for Play.

The preschool was named the winner of a county-wide Hulafrog competition last month, garnering the most votes online. The school could win a playground valued at $15,000 if it wins the national competition.

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Historical paintings to be displayed at Township Hall

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 16, 2014 04:45 pm

Historical paintings to be displayed at Township Hall Historical paintings to be displayed at Township Hall

PETERSBURG – The township will accept 10 paintings by local artists telling the story of Upper Township for display at the Upper Township Municipal Building on Tuckahoe Road in Petersburg.

Mayor Richard Palombo said that the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township has offered to donate the paintings to the township. He said the municipal building was a good place for the paintings, and not just because it is the seat of government here.

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Santa Express pulls in to Tuckahoe in December

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 pm

TUCKAHOE – Cape May Seashore Lines’ Santa Express will return to the Tuckahoe Train Station this month.

Children can meet Santa Claus during each trip. Santa visits each child on the train, according to the company, and photos with Santa are welcome.

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Santa visits the Cape May County Zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:49 am

Jonathan Hansen, 6 months old, of Marmora, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus during Santa’s Workshop at the Cape May County Zoo Saturday, Dec. 13.
Jonathan Hansen, 6 months old, of Marmora, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus during Santa’s Workshop at the Cape May County Zoo Saturday, Dec. 13. Jonathan Hansen, 6 months old, of Marmora, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus during Santa’s Workshop at the Cape May County Zoo Saturday, Dec. 13.

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Upper Township student wins county essay contest

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:30 am

Marmora VFW Post Commander Charles Adelizzi with Erin, Joseph and Michael Gardner and (front row) Danny and Jack Gardner.
Marmora VFW Post Commander Charles Adelizzi with Erin, Joseph and Michael Gardner and (front row) Danny and Jack Gardner. UPPER TOWNSHIP – A seventh-grader at the Upper Township Middle School won the District 17 Cape May County VFW Patriots Pen essay competition.

Joseph Gardner wrote a 350-word essay on “Why I appreciate America’s veterans.” His essay has been submitted to the state VFW for judging in the New Jersey finals. He will represent Cape May County at an awards luncheon at the Manville CFW Post in February.

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Tale of two cities on Ludlam Island, say website lists

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 16, 2014 09:19 am

STRATHMERE – The Strathmere Zip Code is one of the richest in the United States, according to the Movoto real estate blog.

Sea Isle City is one of the most dangerous cities in the state, says the ValuePenguin website.

It is a tale of two cities, at least according to these websites, for the two communities on Ludlam Island.

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Upper Township community news

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

Make gingerbread houses

Pack 79 will continue their annual tradition of making gingerbread houses at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Any boys in kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome to join in. Bring a canned good to participate.

Christmas cantata in Seaville

Seaville United Methodist Church will hold their Christmas cantata “Hark and Hallelujah” following a 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Dec. 21 at the church, 3100 Shore Road in Seaville. The church choir will tell the story of Jesus’ birth with an inspirational combination of traditional Christmas carols and contemporary rock ballads. For more information, call the church office at 609-624-9019.

Crew Boosters fundraiser

The Ocean City Crew Boosters will hold 50/50 Bingo Bonanza Nights on Jan. 3, 17, and 24 at the Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50 in Tuckahoe. Proceeds will benefit Ocean City High School crew. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the Bingo Bonanza starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $2 and includes a four-card sheet for the first regular game. For $10, players can purchase a packet with one sheet for each of the 10 50/50 games. $1 will be charged per sheet for additional regular games. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.ochscrew.com.

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Sea Isle City considering public pool at former school

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

SEA ISLE CITY – Sea Isle City Council adopted the city’s five-year capital plan at a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 9, with plans to fund renovations at the former public school on Park Road to allow for recreation uses there.

The school building is currently being utilized as Sea Isle City’s city hall building. City Hall was flooded during Hurricane Sandy and offices were moved to the school. A new City Hall and Public Safety Building is being constructed on JFK Boulevard.

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