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UPDATE: Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle on Route 9

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, July 22, 2014 02:50 pm

SEAVILLE – A pedestrian crossing Route 9 in Seaville was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday night.

The Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, Upper Township Rescue Squad and State Police responded to the scene around 7 p.m. Monday, July 21.

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Stanley Cup draws big crowds in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 03:50 pm

  The McNamee-Mack family donned Flyers T-shirts on 57th Street beach to see the Stanley Cup.
The McNamee-Mack family donned Flyers T-shirts on 57th Street beach to see the Stanley Cup.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Stanley Cup made a visit to Sea Isle City on July 17 thanks to Los Angeles Kings assistant coach John Stevens, a local homeowner who gave residents and visitors the rare opportunity to see the iconic trophy up close.

The L.A. Kings won the National Hockey League championship earlier this year.

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Upper Township considering solar panels on public works, rescue squad buildings

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, July 21, 2014 02:25 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Officials are looking at installing solar panels on the roofs of the public works building in Tuckahoe and the rescue squad headquarters in Petersburg.

The panels would provide electricity for each building but would not be part of a larger system that Upper Township discussed in the past.

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Tuckahoe merchants give $19,000 in scholarships to local students

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:00 am

(photos by Mike Horan) From left, Chairman Bill Eisele, Lauren Norbury, Jackie Davis, Jason Kaufmann, Alex Jones, Kevin Birk, Jake Eisele, Jennifer Campbell, and Alicia Walton. Not pictured is Jonah Butler. (photos by Mike Horan) From left, Chairman Bill Eisele, Lauren Norbury, Jackie Davis, Jason Kaufmann, Alex Jones, Kevin Birk, Jake Eisele, Jennifer Campbell, and Alicia Walton. Not pictured is Jonah Butler.

TUCKAHOE – The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association (GTAMA) presented scholarship awards to 24 students from the greater Tuckahoe area at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 9 at L’s Restaurant in Corbin City. 

Seven students received awards from the James and Martha Owens scholarship fund. The Owens established the scholarship fund around 17 years ago to recognize high school seniors from the Tuckahoe area who were continuing their education, according to a press release.

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Marmora VFW receives donation from Bucktown Fit Gym

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 18, 2014 12:30 pm

VFW Post 8695 commander Charles Adelizzi with Donald and Sarah Sobeck. VFW Post 8695 commander Charles Adelizzi with Donald and Sarah Sobeck. MARMORA – Donald and Sarah Sobeck, who opened the Bucktown Fit gym at 509 Route 9 in Marmora, recently presented a check to Fraser Ross Sack Watchko VFW Post 8695.

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Concerts could come to Amanda’s Field in Petersburg

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, July 18, 2014 09:30 am

Local band D Suspended played the Fourth of July celebration at Amanda's Field this year. The township could host more concerts there this year. Local band D Suspended played the Fourth of July celebration at Amanda's Field this year. The township could host more concerts there this year.

PETERSBURG – Committeeman Hobie Young said the success of the township’s Fourth of July celebration at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg has him considering additional concerts at the park.

“We’re looking at the possibility,” he said.

Young said Monday that he would like to organize a benefit concert at Amanda’s Field to raise money for a stage there. The bands that played during the Fourth of July, D Suspended and the Kenny Young Band, would play for free and all proceeds would go toward a stage, he said.

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Upper Township officials defend support for BL England pipeline

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, July 17, 2014 01:32 pm

PETERSBURG – Township officials Monday defended their support of a proposed 24-inch natural gas pipeline through Tuckahoe that would fuel the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point.

Critics of the South Jersey Gas pipeline, which would be built from Millville through the Pinelands, say the project would violate the Pinelands Commission’s Comprehensive Management Plan, and could cause a disaster if it ever ruptures.

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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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