Upper Township Gazette

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

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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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Nice catch

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 03:04 pm

Nice catch

Paul Leiser, 10, of Seaville, landed a mahi mahi while fishing 30 miles offshore. He was fishing aboard the Typhoon, owned by his grandfather, Paul Leiser, of Stone Harbor.

 

Focus on History: Gandy house a reminder of Greenfield’s roots

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Written by Harriett A. Reardon Bailey Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:02 pm

There is an old home in Greenfield which, according to legend, was so named back in 1893 when the railroad to Sea Isle City built a small platform there amid the surrounding cultivated “green fields.”

It was there that John Wesley Gandy married Emma Van Guilder in 1872, and raised six children in their house. John was a farmer, minister, constable and district superintendent of schools. He was a manager of the Cedar Swamp Meadow Company and one of the local farmers who used the creek as a waterway to transport his crops to Longport and Atlantic City by flat bottomed sailboats called “market boats.”

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Quilts of Valor honor veterans at Upper Township VFW

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 09:56 am

From left are Gary Reagan, Andy Klain, Mike Venzie, Charles Adelizzi, Richard Lefferson, Suzanne Haskins and Richard Lee displaying their quilts. From left are Gary Reagan, Andy Klain, Mike Venzie, Charles Adelizzi, Richard Lefferson, Suzanne Haskins and Richard Lee displaying their quilts. MARMORA – The South Shore Stitchers Guild visited VFW Post 8695 in Marmora on Wednesday, Aug. 6 and presented handmade quilts to local veterans.

The quilting group is made up of 131 local women who have an interest in sewing, quilting and fabric arts.

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Letter: Time for beach tags in Strathmere

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The time has come. Beach tags and boat ramp fees are in the best interest of the township and its areas of Strathmere and Whale Beach.

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