Upper Township Gazette

Fall Family Festival comes to Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 02:25 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – The Sea Isle City Division of Tourism will host the 25th annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14.

From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, the festival’s Seaside Market will take place along the Promenade. Around 400 craft and specialty vendors will offer an array of merchandise. There will also be live music and free family activities at nearby Excursion Park, where face-painters, a photo booth, moon bounces, a “Waxy Hands” station and other enjoyment will be offered.

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One injured in two-car accident in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, September 02, 2014 12:17 pm

PALERMO – One person was injured Tuesday in a two-car accident on Route 9 in Palermo.

A black Jeep collided with a white SUV just south of Sea Sounds Avenue on Route 9 shortly after 11:45 a.m. The Jeep flipped onto its side as a result of the accident. The white SUV had damage on the driver’s side.

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Upper Township historical society plans meetings through fall

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, September 02, 2014 11:42 am

PETERSBURG – The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township will hold meetings at the local branch of the Cape May County library through the fall.

The society’s History Through Art program will be the topic at the Tuesday, Sept. 9 meeting. Ten historical paintings of Upper Township’s sections will be presented. The artists will be on hand to discuss their works. The program was made possible through a grant from Cape Bank.

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Philadelphia man killed in Tuckahoe crash

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, September 01, 2014 03:21 pm

TUCKAHOE – A Philadelphia man was killed Saturday when a limousine bus crossed into oncoming traffic and hit an SUV.

Mario Carlo, Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Route 49 in Tuckahoe, according to State Police.

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LEGO Club at Upper Township library Sept. 3

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, August 29, 2014 02:35 pm

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township branch of the Cape May County Library will host children 5-12 and their caregivers for a meeting of the LEGO Club next week.

Children will read books to get ideas about what to construct and then LEGOs will be brought out for the kids to build. Parents are encouraged to stay through the meeting and build with their kids.

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Kids’ Surf Fishing Tournament in Strathmere Aug. 30

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 29, 2014 10:00 am

STRATHMERE – The Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club will host the 11th annual Kids’ Surf Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 30 at Prescott Street beach.

Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. and the tournament will take place from 9-11 a.m. Kids 17 and younger can participate. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Upper Township Committee rejects security system bids

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:53 am

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee Monday voted to reject the bids it had received for installing a security system at three municipal buildings.

Officials are looking at purchasing closed circuit security cameras, intrusion alarms and fire alarms at the Upper Township Municipal Building, Upper Township Community Center and the public works yard.

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Estimates for Amanda’s Field baseball lights much higher than expected

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, August 27, 2014 06:36 pm

PETERSBURG – The cost of purchasing new lights for baseball fields at Amanda’s Field could be much higher than originally estimated.

Officials said Monday that they have received estimates of $195,000 to purchase lights for two baseball fields at Amanda’s Field. Earlier this year, the township had estimated it would cost $182,000 to light three fields at the recreation complex.

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Township keeping an eye on ‘nuisance properties’

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:45 pm

Upper Township Committee has recently put an emphasis on cutting grass of vacant or foreclosed properties. In the past few months, township committee has approved the cost to cut lawns at dozens of foreclosed properties.

The cost of the work is added to each lot’s tax bill.

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Officials vent about state of county roads

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:34 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Committeeman Tony Inserra said Monday that he wants Upper Township Public Works to take over maintenance and landscaping on county roads here because county workers aren’t doing the job.

Inserra said it took “a month of back and forth” to get the Cape May County Public Works to cut grass and other regular maintenance on Roosevelt Boulevard, the main entrance into the township. When the work was done, he had to call in Upper Township Public Works to finish the job, Inserra said.

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