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Emergency Services

EMS ready to respond, 24/7 all year round

Upper Township Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) runs 24 hours a day, responding to everything from cardiac arrest to automobile accidents.

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Township schools use new tech, STEAM instruction to build good citizens Being an Upper Township School District student means having access to a drone and regular STEAM education instruction, a community garden and her or his own laptop or iPad.

Recreation

Recreation opportunities abound in Upper Township

In its 68 square miles, Upper Township boasts beaches, the bay, the Tuckahoe River, boat ramps, a community center, senior center, myriad youth sports and pickleball.

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Cape Regional Health Systems, AtlantiCare help ensure health care is available to township When seeking medical help, Upper Township offers facilities to treat non-life-threatening conditions and therapy for long-term care.

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The Upper Township Business Association (UTBA) was formed in 2010 to advocate for and promote the business interests of our members.

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Upper Township has a range of recreational activities, from parks and fields to a wide variety of activities for youths to enjoying everything from hiking to camping and fishing.

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Important phone numbers and contact information.

16 Emergency Management

The Upper Township Office of Emergency Management prepares for emergencies and safeguards the public from harm.

17 Emergency Services Upper Township Emergency Medical Services. Preparing for an EMS Response.

25 Parent-Teacher Organization

Parents group plays important role in schools, community.

36 Worship 41 Community

There are many houses of faith in Upper Township.

There are other organizations to join if you want to get involved in the Upper Township community.

47 Upper Township Green Team 52 Upper Township and Its Ten Villages

Helping to build bridges in the community to promote environmental awareness.

A new book to benefit Historical Preservation Society museum fund.

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The township’s website offers information, weather warnings, CodeRED registration and a whole lot more

79 Business Directory

A complete list with address and contact information of UTBA members.

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u o Y s e m Welco UPPER TOWNSHIP BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

The Upper Township Business Association 2020 Board of Directors includes, from left, front row, Liz Foglio, Foglio’s Flooring; Pandora Mason, Foglio’s Flooring; and in the back row, Ralph Cooper, Historical Preservation Society, Green Team; Jack Griffin, Dompierre, LLC; Blanche Adams, Thomas Heist Agency; Kathy Peaschek, Wings Travel; and Steve Zellers, Upper Township Sentinel. Not pictured: Betsey Geisinger,TD Bank; Mike Hagan, Keltex Imprinted Apparel; John Armand, Creative Financial Group.

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n behalf of the Upper Township Business Association, I welcome you to explore all that makes our community so special. This Membership & Community Guide will help you navigate the 10 Villages that encompass Upper Township. Our Business Association boasts over 130 members and as you page through this Guide, you will discover what we offer and all that there is to see and do in our seaside hamlet. This is a bedroom community, the perfect destination whether a year-round resident or seasonal visitor. We are “Neighbors helping Neighbors” and hope that this Guide will entice you to visit, explore or put down roots! Sincerely, Jack Griffin, President, Upper Township Business Association

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Upper Township Business Association

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he Upper Township Business Association (UTBA) was formed in 2010 to advocate for and promote the business interests of members.   Membership is representative of a diverse group of unique shops, restaurants, professional services, retail stores and community groups in our township. We believe in neighbors helping neighbors – because when local government, businesses, community groups and residents support each other, everyone benefits.  The UTBA is committed to providing its members with resources to grow their busi-

nesses. We offer professional networking meetings and events, as well as provide a wide array of marketing tools and promotional opportunities for businesses to generate and drive traffic. We are advocates. The UTBA proudly supports sustainable business practices via our Green Business Recognition campaign. We keep apprised and inform members of government issues that could impact our local business climate. Not only do we host our own signature community events, but our members support township municipal

initiatives. The UTBA will continue to seek new avenues in which we can promote our local business and residential communities. Want to know more? A full list of meetings, events and opportunities for involvement are listed on our website – UpperBiz. com. Feel free to attend any of our meetings or events to learn more about how the UTBA can promote your business. And remember, please shop local! Look for the UTBA Shop Local banner and decals displayed throughout the township at our members’ businesses.

2020 UTBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jack Griffin, President Dompierre, LLC

Kathy Peaschek Wings Travel

Steve Zellers, Vice President Upper Township Sentinel

Mike Hagan Keltex Imprinted Apparel

Liz Foglio, Secretary Foglio’s Flooring Center

Pandora Mason Foglio’s Flooring Center

Betsey Geisinger, Recording Secretary TD Bank

Blanche Adams, Thomas Heist Insurance Agency, Inc.

Ralph Cooper, Treasurer Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township

John Armand, Creative Financial Group

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UPPER TOWNSHIP PUBLIC WORKS Trash and Recycling Collection Holiday Schedule 2020 Wednesday Monday Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Friday

January 1st January 20th February 17th April 10th May 25th July 3rd September 7th October 12th November 11th November 26th November 27th December 25th

New Years’ Day Martin Luther King Day Presidents Day Good Friday Memorial Day * Independence Day Labor Day * Columbus Day Veteran’s Day Thanksgiving Day ** Thanksgiving Holiday ** Christmas Day

Trash and Recycling Holiday Collection Requirements

Should your TRASH AND RECYCLING COLLECTION DAY fall on one of the HOLIDAYS in the schedule above your household Trash and Recycling will be collected on our NEXT WORKING DAY, except for the following: * Trash and Recycling WILL be collected on MEMORIAL DAY and LABOR DAY. **Trash and Recycling for the THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS will be as follows: Thursday’s Trash & Recycling will be collected on Friday. Friday’s Trash & Recycling will be collected on Monday.

RESIDENTIAL PAPER SHREDDING Paper shredding is for residential use only and is available on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Public Works Yard in Tuckahoe from 7:00am to 11:00am. Paper should be removed from binders and envelopes. The amount to be shredded shall be limited to one “banker” box or two paper bags. No paper will be accepted from businesses.

Bulk Waste Schedule Bulk waste will be collected the first TUESDAY of each month.

Only two bulk items may be placed to the curb each month of collection. Bulk item shall be described as a single item (ie. couch or table or refrigerator or entertainment center or box spring & mattress). Bulk is to be placed curbside by 6am on the day of collection. For safety reasons, we ask that all doors be removed from refrigerators and freezers. Bulk may no longer be dropped off at the Department of Public Works. There is no bulk collection during the month of December.

Residential brush collection will be during the following months only: APRIL & OCTOBER

April collection requirements: Please place your brush curbside beginning the last week in March for collection beginning April 6th. October collection requirements: Please place your brush curbside beginning the last week in September for collection beginning October 5th. Brush will be collected once during the month listed above starting in Beesleys Point then continuing south to the Township line through Marmora, Palermo and Seaville then to Petersburg, Tuckahoe, Marshallville, Head of River, Steelmantown and Martintown. Brush piles are to remain 10′ away from storm drains.

No debris will be collected in plastic bags.

Loose Leaf Collection Requirements

Trash and Recycling Collection Areas

Loose leaves will be collected during the months of April, mid-November and ending in December. You must keep all leaf piles a minimum of 10 feet from any storm drain inlet. We only collect piles of loose leaves that are free of sticks and other debris. If your leaf pile contains sticks and other debris, it will not be collected until the debris is removed. Please be advised that once the leaf crews have gone by your house, in order to keep to the schedule, we cannot accommodate requests for returns until the next scheduled pick up. ZONE 1 – North side of Church Road and north to the Township line at the Great Egg Harbor Bay, Tuckahoe, Marshallville, Head of the River, Steelmantown and Martintown. ZONE 2 – South side of Church Road south to Hope Corson Road including the Foxborough development. ZONE 3 – Hope Corson Road south to the Township line. ZONE 4 – Petersburg

Carts must be curbside by 6 a.m. on the day of collection. Recyclable materials are not to be placed in plastic bags. Please place your loose materials in the blue recycling cart.

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MONDAYS – All of Strathmere and Whale Beach, Harbor Road and east side of the Parkway. TUESDAYS – North side of Church Road and north to the Township line, the Great Egg Harbor Bay. WEDNESDAYS – Petersburg, Tuckahoe, Marshallville, Head of the River, Steelmantown and Martintown. THURSDAYS – Hope Corson Road south to the Township line including the Foxborough development and Osprey Point FRIDAYS – South side of Church Road south to Hope Corson Road excluding the Foxborough development.


ANNUAL EVENTS HELD AT THE AMANDA’S FIELD RECREATION COMPLEX 1091 NJ Route 50, Petersburg, NJ 08270

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Saturday, April 4th (rain date April 5th)

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UPPER TOWNSHIP SPORTS & RECREATION PROGRAMS • Upper Township Fall Baseball, Inc. also known as Upper Township Baseball, Inc. • Upper Township Basketball Association, Inc. • Upper Township Cheerleading Association, Inc. • Upper Township Dog Park Association - a NJ Nonprofit Corporation • Upper Township Football Association - a NJ Nonprofit Corporation • Upper Township Inline Hockey Association, Inc. • Upper Township Lacrosse A NJ Nonprofit Corporation • Upper Township Soccer Association, Inc. • Upper Township Girls Softball Association a NJ Nonprofit Corporation • Upper Township Wrestling Association, Inc. • Upper Township Challenger Sports ADULT LEAGUES • Basketball • Pickleball • Upper Township Men’s Softball

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pper Township has a wide range of recreational activities, from parks and fields to a wide variety of activities for youths to enjoying everything from hiking to camping and fishing.

Youth Sports If your child wants to be involved in an organized activity in the township outside of the school system, are many choices. Among the offerings are: • Baseball www.uppertownshipbaseball.com • Basketball www.upperbasketball.com • Cheerleading www.uppercheer.com • Football www.utindians.net • In-line hockey www.upperinline.com • Lacrosse www.warrior-lax.com/site/ • Soccer http://sites.google.com/view/ uppertownshipsoccerassoc.home • Softball http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/ uppertwpgirlssball • Wrestling www.upperwrestling.com • Challenger Sports, a co-ed recreational program that adapts sports and society events for people with special needs. www.utchallengersports.com Many of these programs have their own websites or you can contact Upper Township Recreation Leader Larry Cole at (609) 6282011, ext. 248, or lcole@uppertownship.com. You can also contact the Recreation Leader to learn more about the parks and fields, or go online to www.uppertownship.com, find the drop-down menu for Sports and Recreation. If you are trying to locate a playing field, a picnic area, nature trail, tennis court or boat ramp, there is a map of the township showing all the locations on the township’s web site. (On the drop-down menu for Sports and Recreation, go to Parks and Fields and click the link for “Township Map.”)

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Recreation Parks and Fields Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50, Tuckahoe • This Facility hosts a multitude of community events • For details, please contact the Sports and Recreation Secretary – Larry Cole (609) 628-2011 ext. 248 or lcole@uppertownship.com Caldwell Park, Stagecoach Road, Palermo • Fort Nuwi Playground • Picnic Area • Football Field • 3 Baseball Fields • Batting Cage • 4 Tennis Courts • 2 Basketball Courts • Concession Stand Amanda’s Field, 10 Sunset Drive, Petersburg • Playground • Picnic Area • 1.3-mile bicycle and jogging path • Skate Park • Soccer and Multi-purpose Fields • Tyler Davis Soccer Fields • Men’s Softball Fields • Indoor Baseball Facility   Somers Avenue, Seaville • 3 Girls Softball Fields • Concession Stand • Batting Cage   Old Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg • Lacrosse Field • T-Ball Field   Strathmere Beach • Lifeguard Station at Williams Ave. • Seasonally guarded between Seaview Ave. South to Nelson Ave. • Catamaran Beach –  between Prescott and Nelson (permit required) • Fishing Beach – Whittier Ave. to Williams Ave. • Surfing Beach – Vincent Ave. to Sherman Ave.   Webster Avenue, Strathmere • Playground and Picnic Area  

Taylor Avenue, Strathmere • Boat Ramp (no permit required) Bayview Avenue, Strathmere • Boat Ramp (no permit required)  Harbor Road, Beesleys Point • Boat Ramp, (seasonally a permit is required) • Beach (seasonally guarded)   Golden Oak Lane, Beesleys Point • Playground and Picnic Area • Basketball Court • Shuffleboard Court   Marla’s Hill Drive, Marmora • Playground and Picnic Area Chadwyn Drive, Palermo • Playground and Picnic Area • Tennis Court   Brewhaus Lane, Seaville • Playground and Picnic Area • Basketball Court   Crestview Drive, Seaville • Playground and Picnic Area   Lauradell Drive, Seaville • Playground and Picnic Area Wexton Drive, Petersburg • Playground and Picnic Area • Nature Trail   Mockingbird Lane, Petersburg • Playground and Picnic Area • Basketball Court • Tennis Court   Nordic Drive, Petersburg • Playground and Picnic Area White Pine  Lane, Petersburg • Playground and Picnic Area   Deerfield Trail, Tuckahoe • Playground and Picnic Area   Mt. Pleasant-Tuckahoe Road, Tuckahoe • Playground and Picnic Area • 2 Baseball Fields • 2 Basketball Courts • 2 Tennis/Pickle Ball Courts


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Upper Township Upper Township Town Hall 2100 Tuckahoe Road, PO Box 205, Tuckahoe, NJ 08250 www.uppertownship.com Phone: (609) 628-2011 Fax: (609) 628-3092 Municipal Office Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Administrator: Scott Morgan (609) 628-2011 ext. 257 Email Address: administrator@uppertownship.com – Chief Financial Officer: Barbara Ludy (609) 628-2011 ext. 290 Email Address: treasurer@uppertownship.com Call this number for the Finance Office to answer questions about unpaid bills, budget appropriations, payroll; Personnel Office assists with employment opportunities; Purchasing Office for answers, questions about vouchers, purchases, bids and requests for proposal. – Municipal Clerk: Barbara L. Young (609) 628-2011 x200 Fax (609) 6280-1836 Email Address: clerk@uppertownship.com The Municipal Clerk serves as the Secretary to the Governing Body. The Clerk’s Office answers questions and handles matters regarding Vital Records, Dog Licenses, Dog Park Licenses, Kennel Licenses, Open Public Records Requests (OPRA), Board of Health, Municipal Improvement Searches, Elections, Minutes of Township Committee Meetings, Meeting Agendas, Ordinances, Resolutions, Purchase or Sale of Municipal Land, Purchase of Municipal Equipment, MUA Convenience Accounts, Landlord Certifications, Boat Ramp Permits, Facility Use Permits, Facility Use Applications, Charitable Clothing Bin Permits, Limousine and Taxi Cab Licenses, Campground Licenses, Mobile Home Park Licenses, Mining Licenses, Street Opening

Permits, Street Light Outage Reporting, Liquor Licenses, Raffle and Bingo Licenses, Notary Public, Certified list of property owners within a 200’ radius, Fish and Wildlife Licenses and general questions about Upper Township. Township Committee Meeting Dates: 2nd & 4th Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. Members: Richard Palombo, Committee Member/ Mayor – rpalombo@uppertownship.com Edward Barr, Committee Member/Deputy Mayor – ebarr@uppertownship.com John Coggins, Committee Member – jcoggins@uppertownship.com Hobart Young, Committee Member – hyoung@uppertownship.com Curtis T. Corson, Jr., Committee Member – ccorson@uppertownship.com – Code Enforcement: Shelley Lea (609) 628-2011 ext. 245 Email Address: zoningofficer@uppertownship.com Call or email for zoning answers, questions about land use, zoning requirements, home occupations, and zoning applications. Planning Office helps with site plan review for business, subdivisions, and the Master Plan. – Construction Official: Theodore Cooper (609) 628-2011 ext. 220 Email Address: constructioncode@uppertownship.com Construction Code Office assists with uniform construction code inspections. – Court Administrator: Loren Ready (609) 628-2011 ext. 235 Email Address: courtadministrator@uppertownship.com The Upper Township Municipal Court handles motor vehicle and traffic violations, neighbor disputes, small claims, ticket payments, complaints heard by municipal judge. The court serves Upper Township, Dennis Township and Corbin City.

– Engineer: Paul Dietrich (609) 628-2011 ext. 244 Email Address: engineer@uppertownship.com Engineering can help with subdivision information, project bids, streets and roads, and tax maps. – Tax Assessor: Megan McAfee (609) 628-2011 ext. 230 Email Address: taxassessor@uppertownship.com Tax Assessor handles address changes, assessments, deeds, property ownership, farmland assessments, senior citizens/veterans deductions and exemptions. – Personnel Officer: Sharon Taggart (609) 628-2011 ext. 249 Email Address: staggart@uppertownship.com – Tax Collector: Rhonda Sharp (609) 628-2011 ext. 270 Email Address: taxcollector@uppertownship.com Tax Collector answers questions about tax bills and taxes owed, and handles paying taxes. – Public works: Craig Reeves (609) 628-2011 ext. 350 Email Address: creeves@uppertownship.com Public Works handles roads and infrastructure. – Division of EMS: Michelle Sampson (609) 628-2011 ext. 380 Email Address: msampson@uppertownship.com – Planning & Zoning: Secretary Shelley Lea (609) 628-2011 ext. 245 Email Address: zoningofficer@uppertownship.com Planning Board Meeting Dates: 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m. Zoning Board Meeting Dates: 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m.

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isasters both natural and manmade – such as hurricanes, flooding or terrorist attacks – could devastate communities. The Upper Township Office of Emergency Management prepares for such events and safeguards the public from harm through constant communication with other emergency agencies on the federal, state and county levels. “I’m proud of our emergency management operation here and how far we’ve come,” Upper Township Emergency Management Director Scott Morgan said. Morgan started as Emergency Management coordinator in March 2014. Prior to that, he had 30 years of emergency management experience in Ocean City and even spent a year and a half as Cape May County’s emergency management deputy director. In 2012, Morgan retired from the Ocean City Police Department after 25 years. “I think we have a good working relationship with all of our emergency services here. They’re a very talented group. That is one uniqueness of Upper Township. We have volunteer groups here as opposed to the paid employees over in Ocean City, for example. They are on par with the rest of them. They provide a very valuable service to the residents of Upper Township.” Upper Township Emergency Management has three deputies, one covering the barrier island section of the township called Strathmere; the chief of the Tuckahoe Fire Department; and a Public Works supervisor. “It’s a good diversity when it comes to talents and knowing how to handle emergencies,” Morgan said. “Each one of them has a pretty strong background in emergency management, in emergency services.” Operationally, emergency management supports Upper Township residents and those of surrounding communities like Ocean City. Morgan said Upper Township provides sheltering at its public schools in the event of serious events such as hurricanes. “We put out the voluntary evacuations when major storms have the potential to impact. We try to disseminate that information and move those residents elsewhere to other relatives or other pre-planned sites that they’ve done themselves,” Morgan said. “We have a smaller portion of the population to deal with as far as sheltering is concerned.”

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Cape May County Emergency Management and Cape Regional Medical Center assist residents with special needs during evacuations, Morgan said. “It’s a very small percentage of the population, but it’s an important percentage of the population that we have to deal with those that have functional needs. Most of them are special health needs, but it goes further than that,” Morgan said, adding residents without transportation also have to be accommodated. Special needs individuals, particularly those bedridden or who rely on wheelchairs or walkers, must be handled in a certain way so as not to injure them during the evacuation process. Morgan said this is where the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training proves invaluable. Alerting the public of impending emergencies, the township relies on its emergency management website (www. uppertownship.com/oem) and CodeRED. CodeRED reaches a majority of residents, sending phone calls, text messages and email blasts to those in harm’s way. “When we’re talking about hurricanes and nor’easters, they have the highest potential to displace the highest number of people. We do have some advanced weather information we receive a week out and rely on the media to get that information out,” Morgan said. Morgan said education is the first line of defense when it comes to emergencies. He said the CERT, locals trained in first aid and emergency response, assists emergency management officials during crises. CERT volunteers also educate the public on protecting themselves and properties before emergency services arrive, Morgan said. “If it’s a catastrophic emergency, there may be a possibility that some emergency services

could potentially be delayed, so you want to be well educated and fend for yourself within a short period (72 to 96 hours) of time until professional emergency services can get to you,” Morgan said. Morgan noted the public should heed warnings from state, county and local emergency services personnel. “Make sure you have a communications plan,” Morgan said. “Make sure you have a plan of where you’re going to go in the event of an emergency. Prepare that months before the hurricane season or the winter season when storms can be most severe.” After a catastrophic emergency, Morgan said the most difficult time for emergency management agencies is the recovery phase. “We’re left to pick up the pieces,” Morgan said. “We tell everybody to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. If you prepare for the worst, you’re going to be well prepared.” Morgan recalled after Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast in 2012, emergency management officials were instructed to prepare for a storm even worse than Sandy. The old benchmark was the March 1962 Storm. “Some meteorologists say that Sandy was a meteorological fluke. It’ll probably never happen again. We never thought it could happen the first time,” Morgan said. Upper Township is fortunate because it is at a higher elevation in Cape May County, but it does have low-lying areas, Morgan said. Lowlying areas are more susceptible to flooding and storm damage. “You’ve got to heed the warnings and you’ve got to get out early or there’s a potential to be stuck in some of those areas,” Morgan said. Have a plan. Upper Township Emergency Management conducts periodic exercises with the state and county to ensure coordination among departments and agencies. Last year an Active Shooter drill was conducted in Marmora and involved the New Jersey State Police, the Upper Township Chief ’s Association, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Cape May County Office of Emergency Management, Upper Township Emergency Medical Services, Upper Township CERT and Upper Township School District. “It truly tests all of our capabilities,” Morgan said.


s e ic v r e S y c n e g r e Em Upper Township Emergency Medical Services PREPARING FOR AN EMS RESPONSE Having a need for EMS to respond can be a stressful time. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with some information to help make everything more efficient. Calling 9-1-1 When you call 9-1-1 for any emergency, you will speak with a Public Safety Telecommunicator (a dispatcher). Depending on your location and whether you’re calling from your home phone or a cellular device, you may speak with a dispatcher from the New Jersey State Police located in Buena or our 9-1-1 dispatch center located at the Ocean City Police Department. Once the necessary information is gathered, they will dispatch emergency responders within minutes and we will be on the way. Please understand that while we’re on the way, the dispatcher may stay on the phone with you and continue to ask you more questions. This doesn’t delay us from responding, but provides us with valuable information about your emergency while we’re on the way. Who is Coming? Emergency Medical Services is located at 2028 Tuckahoe Road in Petersburg. There are two different organizations that share this building. The Division of EMS staffs Emergency Medical Technicians paid by the Township of Upper 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. The Volunteers of Upper Township Rescue Squad are also housed here. When multiple 9-1-1 calls happen at once, we rely on the volunteers from the Upper Township Rescue Squad. We also use the four fire departments in Upper Township as emergency first responders. The fire department closest to the incident will send a fire engine to the scene and provide emergency care until an ambulance arrives. Depending on the nature of the emergency, a paramedic from AtlantiCare may be dispatched as well. EMTs and Paramedics have the same basic medical training. EMTs provide Basic Life Support to medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes. Paramedics provide more Advanced Life Support such as cardiac monitoring, initiating an IV and administering medications. Both EMTs and Paramedics are trained in CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in case of cardiac arrest. Preparing Your House The most important thing you can do before you ever have a need for 9-1-1 is to ensure your house number is properly displayed so we can see it from the street and at night. If possible, do the following: – Have someone flag us down at the street – Turn on the outside lights – Unlock your door – Put pets away Have Prepared Information Available Consider preparing our INFO 4 LIFE form. This form can be found at www.upperrescue.com. This document can be handed to us when we arrive, saving time and a lot of questions. It can also provide us with vital information if you’re too sick to communicate with us. Place your completed form on your refrigerator. Emergency Access to your Residence or Business Some people are concerned we won’t be able to get to them if their door is locked and they’re too sick or injured to unlock it. Rest assured we will get to you if you need us. If you have a door key in a hidden exterior location, tell the dispatcher when you call 9-1-1 giving the exact location of the key. We also have Knoxbox access. This is a commercially available product that can be secured to the outside of your home or business. Please visit www.knoxbox.com or call us for additional information on this product.

Thank you for your time The dedicated paid employees of the Division of EMS and volunteer members of the Upper Township Rescue Squad

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s e ic v r e S y c n e g r e Em When you dial 9-1-1 for an emergency, tell the dispatcher you live in Upper Township! Confusion over addresses can delay a response; if you can, also tell them what section of town

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hen you need emergency medical care, you want help to arrive as quickly as possible. In Upper Township, however, Zip Codes shared with neighboring municipalities can present unique challenges for dispatchers and emergency responders. That could delay response times. However, there are things citizens and visitors should remember to ensure that in the event of an emergency, help can reach you quickly and efficiently. To make that happen, callers should specify that they are in Upper Township and if possible, the section of town in Upper Township. The township consists of Beesleys Point, Greenfield, Marmora, Marshallville, Palermo, Petersburg, Seaville, Steelmantown, Strathmere and Tuckahoe. Some of these sections, however, share Zip Codes with other towns. For example, 08270 is the Zip Code for both Petersburg, which is in Upper Township, and Woodbine. The Zip Code 08230 is used for Ocean View in Dennis Township and portions of Upper Township. In these cases, the shared Zip Code can cause an Upper Township resident’s mail to have an incorrect address. GPS navigation systems are subject to similar mistakes because of the mailing address. In the event of an emergency, however, it’s easy for an Upper Township resident who lives in Seaville to mistakenly give an Ocean View mailing address. Cell phones compound this problem. Cell phones are not associated with a fixed address, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and

the location of the cell phone tower closest to the caller can give a general idea of the area the person is calling from. Since landlines have a fixed address, it is easier for a dispatcher to know a caller’s location. Officials estimate 70 percent of the 9-11 calls received in Upper Township are via a cell phone. Approximately 30 percent of these calls are made from a landline phone. This Zip Code confusion, coupled with a cell phone muddling a dispatcher’s ability to find an exact location, has caused some problems in Upper Township. The average response time is six to nine minutes in Upper Township. Upper Township is 68 square miles. A few years ago there was a complaint about an amublance taking 50 minutes to respond, but it turned out there was confusion over the address. “We’ve only had a few (incidents) but one is too many,” Scott Morgan, Upper Township Administrator, said about people who have called but whose address has caused confusion. It’s important for a township resident or visitor to know where they are, and to tell a dispatcher they are located in Upper Township and provide the address and cross streets. This information is just as important for the township’s seasonal visitors and vacationers to know. Morgan said that “being on vacation and not a resident of the community, I would venture to say that’s probably the last thing on their minds.” However, in an emergency, something as simple as a correct address can make a difference in response times.

Secure pets and have medication information available Officials also recommend that, after calling 9-1-1, people who are able to ready the area for first responders by making sure the door is unlocked and that pets are secured. He also recommended gathering any medication the patient needs. Having a house number that is easily visible and having a Knox Box, a small safe that holds building keys for fire and emergency medical services staff, also makes things easier for responders. When responders have all of the correct information, they can reach patients as quickly as possible.

KNOX BOX

According to the Upper Township web site, “The Knox Box is a secured key box that allows public safety personnel to enter a commercial structure after hours in the case of an activated fire alarm. In many cases the owner/occupant of the building might not be available to give firefighters access to investigate the cause of the alarm and mitigate the situation whether it is an actual fire or an accidental trip of the alarm system. This saves the building owner the potential cost of a door or lock replacement if firefighters must gain entry.” It also can be used at residential buildings. To learn more, go to the township’s web site at: https://uppertownship.com Then click on “Upper Township Knox Box Program.”

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s e ic v r e S y c n e g r e m E EMS ready to respond 24/7 all year round

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pper Township Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) runs 24 hours a day, responding to everything from cardiac arrest to automobile accidents. The EMS division covers 68 square miles in Upper Township. During the summer months a medic covers the Strathmere beach from May to late September. One additional EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) works with Strathmere lifeguards and the Strathmere Fire Company, according to EMS Capt. Michelle Sampson. “Their primary job over there is to handle beach medical emergencies but they do assist the Strathmere and Ocean City fire departments with what is off the beach,” she said. Sampson, who has been a member of the EMS for 20 years, became the chief in December 2019. She said EMS personnel are trained to respond to a variety of emergencies. “We can’t tell what we’re going to have every day. People call 9-1-1 for all types of emergencies all day long,” Sampson said. “There are some calls that are challenging. We respond to motor vehicle accidents, we respond to pediatric calls, we respond on your everyday respiratory cardiac. We go to urgent cares, the campgrounds.” Upper Township Administrator and Emergency Management Coordinator Scott Morgan said the Division of EMS is funded by Upper Township and is backed up by the volunteer Upper Township Rescue Squad. “If the paid crew is off duty the volunteers would kick in like a major fire or a heart attack or something like that, a regular medical situation. In most cases the paid crew goes out and after a certain hour the volunteer group comes in and works those shifts

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as well,” Morgan said. Sampson said there are 40 staff members in total, with six full-time EMS employees. She noted some of the full-time and parttime are staff volunteers with the township’s volunteer squad. “We co-op together. We share the same building. We actually have four ambulances; two of the ambulances belong to the township and two belong to the volunteers,” Sampson said. Both the Division of EMS and Upper Township Rescue Squad are headquartered at 2028 Tuckahoe Road. Sampson said EMS personnel are required to take continuing education classes and training mandated by the state of New Jersey. Education sessions can be hosted by the township or elsewhere and include other agencies, she said. “Sometimes we can do some training online but there’s a Rowan (University) symposium we go to in March. It’s a three-day course where we get our electives but we’re required to ascertain elective credits and core credits,” Sampson said. The Gloucester County EMS – Rowan University EMS Clinical Education Symposium was in March at Rowan University in Glassboro and consisted of classes on emergency response and techniques. Prospective candidates interested in becoming a member of the rescue squad can go to Upper Township Municipal Hall at 2100 Tuckahoe Road in Petersburg for an application and interview. “We’d like to see some EMTs come to our department that have experience, but we have no problem training those that don’t,” Sampson said. All of the township’s EMTs are required

to have CPR certification. The CPR training is done in-house with local fire companies, Sampson said, adding that a valid driver’s license is also required for joining the rescue squad. Sampson said there are several things Upper Township residents can keep in mind that will help emergency personnel. Homeowners should make sure their address numbers are clearly visible on their properties so EMS professionals can locate them when responding to calls, she said. Making a list of any medications, allergies and medical history and giving it to the EMS personnel when they respond to a home will also help.


“A lot of people that are on a number of medications already do keep a list because it’s recommended by their physicians. We usually ask for the list of medications and how many milligrams or doses and we ask what kinds of allergies or what kind of history that the patient has that’s calling,” Sampson said. “A lot of times when we respond on a call if it’s an emergency situation, there’s adrenaline and the family members are upset because their loved one is sick. We have a lot of compassion when it comes to that. We’re helping not only the patient but the family member gather that information while we’re also attending to that patient.” Sampson said restraining dogs or putting

them in another room also helps. “Although they may be a friendly animal, we generally ask people to put their dogs away into another room. We’re strangers in that house and we’re tending to their loved ones. Although they’re the most friendly dogs normally there’s a different feel for the animal when we’re coming in and we’re working on their loved one,” Sampson said. “Whether it’s a large or a small dog it doesn’t matter. You’re touching their loved one.” Motorists should also be courteous and pull over for emergency vehicles. “We do have a struggle with that in the summer months,” Sampson said. The public can receive the latest infor-

Front, from left, Deputy Chief Melissa Coker, Chief Michelle Sampson, Paula Brooks; and, in back, Mike Linz, Kyle Lindholm and John Carter of the Upper Township Division of Emergency Medical Services. mation from the Upper Township Rescue Squad via its webpage: upperrescue.com or its Facebook page: facebook.com/upperrescue21/. The Upper Township Division of EMS has its page on the township’s website at uppertownship.com/departments/public-safety/. In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, call the Division of EMS at (609) 628-2011, ext. 380.

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team of hundreds of people, ranging from one-time volunteers to board members donating hours and hours monthly, raises tens of thousands of dollars and organizes multiple events each month to support the education of Upper Township’s children. The Upper Township Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) consists of about 400 families, according to PTO President Erika Kelley. A member’s involvement can vary, from joining with a $10 membership fee to volunteering at events to serving on the eightperson board. “I cannot be more proud of the people that do serve,” Kelley said. “We depend on volunteers for everything,” she said, from board members to event volunteers, to those who serve as room parents in a classroom. Throughout the year, the PTO fundraises for teacher grants or to support the school district. It also runs events that have become beloved traditions for some students and families. “Our purpose is to put on these events to raise money to put it back into the school

district,” she said. In Upper Township, the PTO holds a fundraising basketball game with the Harlem Wizards. At this game, the district’s teachers face off against the Wizards. They have also had designer bag bingo, a Boosterthon Fun Run, a fundraising run for elementary schools that includes character education lessons, and a color run for middle school students. According to Kelley, the money raised through fundraising can go toward various things, such as transportation needs for field trips or items teachers need for their classrooms. This year, the PTO is installing a sound system at the elementary school. Additionally, the PTO has paid off student lunch debt at the end of a school year, brought in Native American speakers, and held seminars for middle-schoolers. It has helped support an educational, multi-day field trip the district’s sixth-graders take to Stokes State Forest. The PTO receives grant requests from teachers regularly, which the board evaluates. Members of the PTO also work to make

staff feel appreciated. They have held a catered meal in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week in May and purchased gifts for National School Nurse Day and Administrative Professionals’ Day. In addition to its larger fundraisers, the PTO holds several family events to enhance the students’ school experience. Kelley said they have community rollerskating nights six times per year at the Upper Township Community Center, organize a dance for fifth-graders, game nights for the elementary school students, movie nights and annual events like the Daughter’s Dance. “We really try to keep our kids busy with these events to give them something to do,” she said. “From my perspective, we really enrich the school experience for our kids in Upper because of these events because we’re able to do these things in the community,” she said. “I think our contribution is very deep in this community.” To get involved with, or learn more about the Upper Township PTO, see the PTO page on the Upper Township School District website, www.upperschools.org/.

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Education Township schools use new tech,

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eing an Upper Township School District student means having access to a drone and regular STEAM education instruction, a community garden and her or his own laptop or iPad. The public school district, which serves students in preschool through eighth grades, is a high-performing school district, according to New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) standards. About 1,400 students attend one of three district schools: the Upper Township Primary School, which houses preschool to second grade; the Upper Township Elementary School, for third to fifth grades; and the Upper Township Middle School, for sixth to eighth grades. Most students attend Ocean City High School for grades nine to 12. Preschool students pay tuition to attend. The district offers full-day preschool and kindergarten. Full-day preschool students are taught in inclusive classrooms, where students with disabilities are taught alongside non-disabled students. Upper’s students are taught by a staff of 225. Upper Township participates in the state’s Interdistrict Public School Choice Program, which allows some students to attend a public school outside of their home district. The district has 42 Choice students from 11 different municipalities. Technology is a focus in Upper, and the district was recognized through the Apple Education Recognition Program Distinguished Schools. According to district Superintendent Vincent Palmieri, this distinction is for school districts that make effective use of

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technology, through laptops, iPads, smartboards, interactive touch boards, or any piece of technology students use to “enhance the learning experience,” he said. As an Apple Distinguished District, the district has access to educational services and resources that are free to them, as well as professional development. Every student in the district has access to technology. Upper Township has had a 1:1 program for about 13 years, meaning every student has his or her own product for regular use. Preschoolers to second-graders have their own iPads, laptops are available for each grade and each instructional space has an interactive smartboard. Students in grades three to eight have their own laptop for school use, every classroom is an interactive classroom, and iPad carts are also available for the students. The elementary and middle schools also have Wi-Fi throughout both campuses. “We’ve been lucky because that program has grown,” said Michele Barbieri, Upper Township Board of Education president. “We went from being just the lab, the technology labs, to infusing more technology into the classrooms, to these one-on-

one (device) initiatives,” she said. Beginning next year, new Chromebooks with a touch screen will begin to be phased in. Palmieri said the district is in its fourth year of “really beefing up our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) curriculum. Each building has a STEAM teacher and a dedicated STEAM room. “We have 3-D printers, we have robotics, we have drones, we have many, many applications and software. The kids are actually programming, coding, there’s units for electricity, for magnets, for hydroponics,” he said. The school district is also sustainabilityminded. The Upper Township middle and elementary schools earned bronze certifications through the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Program. Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a certification program for schools in the state that are interested in becoming more environmentally friendly. According to Barbieri, this process involved developing a committee, a lengthy application and completing projects to earn points toward certification.


Through Sustainable Jersey, the school district earned points for its water bottle refilling stations, as well as a school garden, which came to fruition through a grant and an Eagle Scout project. The garden area, located at the elementary school, includes a greenhouse, a handicapped ramp and plants ranging from sunflowers to tomatoes to peppers. The space is used as an outdoor classroom. Palmieri said the school district has a strong relationship with the Upper Township Green Team, which has helped inform the school district about opportunities and offered manpower and resources. Barbieri said the garden “goes beyond the classroom” and engages the community and students. Students and families volunteer to work in the garden, including watering, weeding and cleaning during or after school hours. “Our teachers do an excellent job of getting these kids involved in whatever the project is, so they’re learning as they’re doing, but sometimes they don’t realize that there’s a lesson here to be learned,” she said.

Building good citizens Part of an Upper Township student’s education is learning to be a good citizen. Each school has a positive behavior support program. In the 2019-20 school year, the district started a new program at the middle school. Through this program, about 10 students are paired with an adult, who works to build connections and teach children how to respond to situations appropriately. “We’re teaching kids all of the social and emotional learning standards. We are introducing them to what it means to be good citizens, good students, good members of society,” Palmieri said. He said that in all three schools, “students are rewarded for doing the appropriate thing, so we try to really accentuate and catch them doing something correct, rather than focusing on when they don’t do something correct,” Palmieri said. Additionally, students in each school regularly participate in dif-

ferent outreach projects, including collecting canned food or personal hygiene items for those in need, writing Valentine’s Day cards for troops overseas, or collecting coats. Students in the National Honor Society and student council groups at the middle school also run different collections and events, including a recent powder puff football game that included a supply collection for Beacon Animal Rescue. The student council also helps with the district’s Blow Bubbles for Autism awareness event each year, which is organized by a district teacher. Students from the elementary and primary school participate and blow bubbles. In recent years, the school district has raised funds for organizations that benefit people with autism. “They’re very community-conscious,” Barbieri said about the students. “They’re very civic-minded. They’re very philanthropic … They know it’s good to give back.” Part of the student experience can involve participating in several popular events in the district. The annual powder puff football game at the middle school, a middle school lip-sync, and a Harlem Wizards game are favorite events. Palmieri said that the school’s relationship with the Upper Township Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), which fundraises and organizes events for students, “is phenomenal.” “It seems like every month someone does something,” he said. He described a recent Daughter’s Dance held by the PTO and estimated there were 250 people there. The school district offers classes throughout the year through its Community Education Upper Township (CEUT) program. These classes include the popular summer surf camp, LEGO clubs, basketball, cooking and baking classes, as well as a self-esteem building program, among many other offerings. “We’re very fortunate because we have a very involved community who demonstrates that they truly care about quality education. We have a supportive board who very rarely says no to us on anything. We have a dedicated staff, and our kids really are good kids,” Palmieri said. To learn more about the Upper Township School District, see www.upperschools.org/.

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n its 68 square miles, Upper Township boasts beaches, the bay, the Tuckahoe River, boat ramps, a community center, senior center, myriad youth sports and pickleball. The township has recreation facilities and offerings for people of all ages, in both organized leagues and for individuals. For those who love the water, Upper Township has free beaches in Strathmere, as well as a free beach in Beesleys Point. Both are seasonally protected by lifeguards. The Beesleys Point facility also has a boat ramp and a fishing pier, according to Hobie Young, an Upper Township committeeman who serves as a liaison for the township’s sports and recreation programs. Facilities on Harbor Road in Beesleys Point will undergo a facelift in the future. Young said they are in the process of using Open Space grant funding through Cape May County to upgrade the parking lot and beach area. According to Upper Township Sentinel archives, a new parking area, new facilities, and a bike lane heading into Marmora are planned. On Golden Oak Lane in Beesleys Point,

there is a playground and picnic area, a basketball court and a shuffleboard court. In Strathmere, there is a designated surfing beach from Vincent Avenue to Sherman Avenue, a catamaran beach, between

Prescott Avenue and Nelson Avenue, and a fishing beach from Whittier to Williams avenues. Strathmere also has two boat ramps, which do not require permits, a playground and a picnic area. This section of Upper Township is a breeding area for piping plovers, an endangered species. In Strathmere’s back bays, there are eagles, ducks, geese, and great fishing and crabbing, according to Young. To take advantage of the wildlife, people can rent boats or kayaks from businesses in Strathmere. “Strathmere is kind of like the hidden gem of our area,” Young said. “It’s a unique community with a lot of small cottages.” He estimated about 100 people live there year-round. “It’s a very unique area with unique residents who live there. It’s just an old-school area and they try to maintain it that way,” he said. This beachside section of the township has

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also undergone recent improvements. Last year, a portion of Commonwealth Avenue, from Sea Isle City to Strathmere, was restriped and a bicycle/pedestrian lane was added. Upper Township also has thriving youth sports. Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, softball, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling and an adaptive sports program for children with special needs are offered in Upper Township. “We have over 500 kids playing basketball right now,” he said in February. The other programs also garner hundreds of children. Young said the soccer programs have nearly 300 kids, as do the baseball and lacrosse programs. “They’re all excelling,” he said. For adults, Upper Township has a basketball program and men’s softball. A private soccer league also offers an adult soccer program that plays in Upper Township. People also play pickleball about twice per week at the Upper Township Community Center. These sports are played in several facilities across Upper Township. This includes the Upper Township Community Center in Tuckahoe, which has basketball courts and hosts wrestling and cheerleading, as well as bingo and many community events. There is also Caldwell Park in Palermo, which has football fields, tennis courts, basketball courts and baseball fields, in addition

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to a playground and picnic area. Amanda’s Field in Petersburg offers several soccer and multipurpose fields, softball fields and a baseball facility. There is also a skate park, a 1.3-mile bicycle and jogging path, a playground and a picnic area. This field is also the host for several popular community events, including an annual Spring Fling Festival, which has an egg hunt with between 20,000 and 30,000 eggs, a fall festival and car show, and the Fourth of July celebration. In Seaville, on Somers Avenue, there are additional girls softball fields, as well as a batting cage, and there is a lacrosse field and

a T-ball field on Old Tuckahoe Road in Petersburg. Off of Mount Pleasant-Tuckahoe Road in Tuckahoe, there are baseball fields, basketball courts and tennis/pickleball courts. Additionally, there are several areas throughout the township where children can enjoy playing or families can enjoy a picnic. Marla’s Hill Drive in Marmora, Crestview Drive in Seaville, Nordic Drive in Petersburg, White Pine Lane in Petersburg, Deerfield Trail in Tuckahoe and Lauradell Drive in Seaville all have playgrounds and picnic areas. Chadwyn Drive in Palermo has a tennis court, as well as a playground and picnic area, and Brewhaus Lane in Seaville has a basketball court and a playground and picnic area. On Wexton Drive in Petersburg, there is a nature trail, playground and picnic area. A new recreation leadership title was created recently, according to Young. Larry Cole, the township’s recreation secretary, has filled the new position. He serves as a liaison to the township, will be at the community center during recreation programs, and takes over some public relations duties and take pictures of events. For more information about recreation programs in Upper Township, see http://uppertownship.com/departments/sports-andrecreation/ or call (609) 628-2011 ext. 248.


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Multiple houses of worship in Upper Township

here are many houses of faith in Upper Township. The ones that follow are among them. Check out their websites or call to ensure events, service and meeting times are current.

Church of the Resurrection Church of the Resurrection at 200 W. Tuckahoe Road in Marmora is in the Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish. There are daily masses at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend masses are 4 p.m. Saturday, and 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Confession is 5:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the first Friday of every month with Benediction. For more information, call (609) 3900664. Call the Religious Education Office at (609) 390-2203. St. Casimir Church at 304 Clay St., Woodbine, is part of the Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish. Daily mass is at 7:30 a.m. Monday to Friday. Weekend masses are 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday with Hispanic mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Confession is 5:15 p.m. Saturday.

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More information is available online at saintmaxkolbe.com.

Trinity United Methodist Trinity United Methodist Church is at 20 N. Shore Road in Marmora. Mix Traditional Contemporary Service is at 10 a.m. Sundays in the Sanctuary. Sunday School for children follows the pastor’s “Children’s Time” message. Prayer & Praise Service is at 5:45 p.m.

Wednesdays. (Bring your own sandwich to enjoy before the service.) Choir practice is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Weekly Morning Bible Studies are at 10 a.m. Thursdays. The Mission Statement for the church is: “The founder of the Methodist Church, John Wesley said, ‘The world is my parish,’ we have inherited his mission as ours. Trinity United Methodist Church of Marmora is the Church of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors. We welcome ev-


eryone and embrace diversity. “The people of The United Methodist Church are putting our faith in action by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world which is our church’s mission. Through the power of our connection, we are making a positive difference in more than 125 countries.” Trinity UMC Ministries include: – United Methodist Women – All the women of Trinity UMC and their friends are invited to attend study and meeting the second Sunday of the month in the Gandy Room directly after the morning worship service. Bring a sandwich and a drink for lunch. Come enjoy this great time of fellowship. – United Methodist Men – Men meet the second Saturday of the month at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and fellowship. Trinity has a very active men’s group to minister to men’s needs, organize mission trips and work days, support youth and other church ministries. It’s open to all men young and old, so come out, for sharing, prayer, good food and great fellowship. – Trinity United Methodist Nursery School – TMC has its own state certified nursery school. Morning, afternoon and all day sessions are available. For further information contact the school at (609) 3900974 or go online to the web site http:// www.trinitynurseryumc.org. The Rev. Hyekyung Pauline Kang has a B.A. in English Literature and a M.A. in Christian Education from Ewha Women’s University in Korea. She received a M. Div. from Drew, Th. M. in Pastoral Counseling from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph. D. from Fordham University. She believes in the importance of nurturing people to grow until they reach the fullness of Christ, according to the church web site. For more information about Trinity United Methodist Church of Marmora, call (609) 390-3248 or go online to https:// www.trinityumcmarmora.org Above left, Church of the Resurrection in the Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Marmora. Left, Trinity United Methodist Church in Marmora. Above right, Tuckahoe United Methodist Church has a mini food pantry outside the church. People can pull right up, take what they need and leave what they can for others, as the sign says.

Tuckahoe United Methodist Church Tuckahoe United Methodist Church is at 112 Route 49 in Tuckahoe. “We are a small church with a big heart, and we want to see you! Visit us to experience friendship, support, and a stirring service each Sunday morning. Our congregation is multi-generational, and we have something for everyone,” according to the church’s web site. “We believe that living a life inspired by God’s love compels us to offer help, hope, and healing to those looking for more meaning in their lives.” Worship service begins at 9 a.m. Sunday. Join in before or after for a cup of coffee and a chance to connect. Sunday School teaches nursery through middle school and an adult class. Sunday school is after worship service during the school year with a break for the summer. Join Tuckahoe United Methodist Church for fellowship with coffee and donuts on

the third Sunday immediately following service. Communion is offered the first Sunday of the month. “We believe God’s grace is available to all people, no matter where you’re from, what you look like, or what you’ve done. That’s why our communion table is open to all.” For more information, call (609) 6283216 or go to the church’s web site at tuckahoeumc.org, which includes a calendar of events.

Shore Points Presbyterian Pastor Dan Barr and the friendly folks at Shore Points Presbyterian Church invite the public to worship with at 10 a.m. Sunday. Following the service there is a very special time of refreshments and fellowship, to which the public is invited as well. The church is located at the VFW Post of Marmora, 15 Lyndhurst Road, right behind the OceanFirst Bank on Roosevelt

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Boulevard, halfway between the Garden State Parkway and Route 9. The worship style is traditional with the infallible Scriptures being preached from the historic Reformed perspective. Shore Points is a member congregation of the New Jersey Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America. For questions, please call Pastor Barr at (609) 884-1794.

Parkway South Seventh-day Adventist The Parkway South Seventh-day Adventist Church is at 9 Roosevelt Blvd. in Marmora. Worship service is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Bible Study is at 11 a.m. Saturday. “Welcome to the Parkway South Church in Marmora, NJ. We are a Christian community and would love to have you join our family. Please join us for Bible study, worship and prayer,” according to Pastor John Pifer on the church’s web site. For more information, call (609) 3901156 or go to the web site at parkwaysouthnj.adventistchurch.org On the web site is more information about the church, Seventh-day Adventists®, free Bible studies and online giving.

Seaville United Methodist Church Seaville United Methodist Church is at 3100 Shore Road in Seaville. “We are the splash that attracts the attention of the community through our ministry. This splash turns into a ripple as more people become involved in caring for all of God’s creation. The gathered community grows into a wave as together, we become the hands and feet of Jesus to impact the world. We are the splash, the ripple, and the wave. #BeTheSplash” according to the church’s web site. Each Sunday, Seaville UMC offers traditional worship in the sanctuary. These services include liturgy, Scripture reading, hymns, and a sermon. These services take place at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., with choir, bell choir, or liturgical movement presented at the 10 a.m. service. Sunday School and Children’s Activities are available throughout the year and are specifically designed for children grades pre-k through high school. All children meet in the church at 10 a.m. and are taken to class or the community garden following Wiggle Time (Children’s Message). Seaville UMC also offers experiential worship, where all are invited to be in relationship with God in an non-traditional

manner. In this way, individuals praise and worship God with all of their senses. These kinds of experiences generally takes place outside and are focused on the church’s mission of creation care. These seasonal (and weather permitting) services include gardening, recycle walks, kayaking, eco treks, nature exploration, and outside prayer. Experiential worship is advertised on the church web site – seavilleumc.com – and social media accounts, according to the web site. Seaville UMC’s pastor is the Rev. Diane Pacione, who has more than years of ministry experience. She has worked on a conference level as the youth coordinator and currently serves as a mentor to pastors going through the ordination process. Pastor Diane has served Seaville UMC since 2008 and is currently pursuing her doctorate of Ministry at Drew Theological School. She is available by email at therevpacione@gmail.com. Cricket Denton Brennan is student pastor, Melissa Denton Schenck is the music director and Margaret Birnhirt is organist. Seaville United Methodist Church has Eco Retreats, Green Ministries in partnership with the Upper Township Green Team and Cape May County MUA, a Drama Ministry with shows for adults and children, C.U.P.S.™ (Conversations Uniting the Present & Scripture), a safe space for conversations and an opportunity for faith to grow from simple questions and stories. Learn more at seavilleumc.com.

Abundant Life Church Abundant Life Church is at 44 Rt. 50, Seaville. Sunday services are at 10 a.m. with children’s ministry and nursery available. Family Night is 7 p.m. Wednesday with adult Bible study, children’s ministry and youth group. KidsZone program for first through sixth grade is 10 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays (excluding June through August). ALC Youth Student Ministries for stuLeft, Parkway South Seventh-day Adventist Church in Marmora. Opposite page, Second Cape May Baptist Church in Palermo.

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dents in seventh through 12th grade are 7 p.m. Wednesdays. (Contact the church at (609) 624-3377 for more information. For more information about Abundant Life Church and its beliefs, its ministries, audio sermons, calendar and building expansion go to the web site at www.alcseaville.com

Christ Fellowship Christ Fellowship is at 3044 S. Shore Road in Seaville. The Leadership team includes Dr. Andrew P. Surace, Sr. Leader; Kathleen M. Surace, Administrator; the Rev. Michelle & Charles Lord, Intercession.Teacher/ Deacons; Charles Fazeka, Elder; and the Rev. Timothy and Unique Johnson, Pastoral assistance. Sunday Encounter is at 10 a.m. and Midweek Encounter is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call (609) 6247711 or go to the website at www.christfellowshipnj.com.

Seaville Quaker Meeting The Religious Society of Friends is at 3088 S. Shore Road in Seaville. Seaville Meeting is open for worship year-round at 10 a.m. Sunday. Starting on Memorial Day, there will be Ocean City Beach meetings at 23rd Street and the beach, weather permitting, at 8:30 a.m. Sundays, and Cape May City beach meetings at the Grant City beach at 9 a.m. Sundays. For more information, including calendar, events, news, history and meetings, go online to seavillequaker.tripod.com, or email seavillequakernj@gmail.com

South Seaville United Methodist The South Seaville United Methodist Church is at 111-115 Corson Tavern Road, South Seaville. Join in for worship Sundays: 8:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Choir Practice; 10:30 a.m. Traditional (with nursery provided) and Sunday School during the service. The South Seaville United Methodist Community Thrift store is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at

457 Kings Highway, South Seaville, across the street from the church. To see the calendar of events, go online to the web site southseavilleumc.com. To learn more about the Learning Garden Preschool/Daycare, call director Jackie Evans at (609) 478-6164. For more information about the church call (609) 478-6163 or go online to the web site.

Second Cape May Baptist Second Cape May Baptist Church is at 600 Route 9 South in Palermo, the corner of Route 9 and Church Road. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. with Sunday morning service at 10 a.m. Second Cape May Baptist Church is an Independent Baptist Church with the desire to glorify God through worship, missions, evangelism and meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the body of Christ. Russ Bowers, PhD., is the senior pastor. He was pastor at Second Cape from 1980 to 1987. He and family then left for Dallas and doctoral study. In 1990 they moved to Connecticut. There Russ pastored and wrote his dissertation. That dissertation, on Buddhist-Christian dialogue, helped open the door for ministry in Cambodia between 1998–2004. There he led Training of Tim-

othys, a Christian leadership development project. 2005 began with teaching graduate theology students in Singapore, and ended with moving to Fort Worth to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in missions, history, and world religions. In 2016 he published “Finding Home—Mile Markers Among the World Religions,” and in 2018 moved back to New Jersey with Glenna to serve Second Cape a second time, according to the church’s web site. For more information, call (609) 3900681 or go to the web site at www.secondcape.com. Learn more about Second Cape May Baptist’s Cape Kids schedule, Divorce Care, Missions and for audio sermons.

Wesley United Methodist Church Wesley United Methodist Church is at 400 Dennisville-Petersburg Road, Woodbine. Snday worship is 9:45 to 11 a.m. with Sunday school during worship. “We are the Little Church with the BIG Welcome!” according to the church web site, wesleypetersburgumc.org. “We worship together as a community of believers. We support one another’s values and beliefs. We nurture the faith of our members in a variety of ways including, adult bible study, and an active youth program.”

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Other ways to get involved in your community

here are other organizations to join if you want to get involved in the Upper Township community. Here are some of them:

Cape Shore Chorus

The Cape Shore Chorus is an all-woman chorus that performs barbershop music, practices in Upper Township and performs throughout Cape May and Atlantic counties. The chorus also competes in a Sweet Adelines International regional competition in the spring. Cape Shore Chorus was founded in 1988. Members rehearse on Thursdays from 7:15 to 10 p.m. at the Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50 in Tuckahoe. Formal music training is not necessary to join. For more information, see capeshorechorus. org.

Country Shore Women’s Club Members of Country Shore Women’s Club spend the year fundraising to give back to the community. The club, which is celebrating its 51st year, supports more than 20 area charities, non-profit organizations and scholarships. Country Shore Women’s Club donates to multiple scholarships and funds. Members fundraise through a bingo event, two bus trips and an annual community play. Country Shore Women’s Club is always seeking new members. For more information, see https://countryshorewc.net.

Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township The keeper of local history, the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, is seeking new members. The HPSUT holds monthly meetings in the spring, summer and fall. Meetings often include a speaker and a presentation on regional historical topics. The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, in conjunction with Pary and Bruce Tell, will host a two-day bus trip April 25-26 to historical sites along the Hudson Valley. To be added to the list to receive more

information, email parytell@gmail.com or call (609) 886-8577. Mailing address is 397 Corson Lane, Cape May, NJ 08204. The HPSUT holds several anticipated community events. The annual Strawberry Festival is held in May, and includes hundreds of quarts of fresh strawberries, tours of a historic farmstead, crafts, children’s games. The fall complement, the AppleFest, includes a bevy of fall treats, including apple cider, caramel apples, apple dumplings and apples. Aspiring chefs can enter the apple pie-baking contest. While enjoying apples, people can also enjoy a flintlock musket demonstration, spinning and weaving demonstration, decoy carving and more. Every year, the HPSUT also offers a historical presentation for Upper Township kindergarten students in the Friendship School, a 19th-century, one-room schoolhouse. The HPSUT also maintains two additional historical sites in Upper Township: the Gandy Farmstead, a period house from the early 1800s with a barn, root cellar, smokehouse well sweep, orchards and more; and the Tuckahoe Train Station, which was built in 1894. Tours are available at all three locations. The society also provides scholarships to high school and middle school students. More information about the HPSUT and its programs is available at uppertwphistory. org.

Masons Star Lodge #65 According to the New Jersey Grand Lodge website, Freemasonry’s origins are unknown, although the oldest-known minutes of a lodge date to July 1599 in Scotland. The Regius Poem, circa 1425, suggests that masonry began in ancient Egypt. In Upper Township, however, the Masons in the Tuckahoe chapter of Freemasonry participate in road cleanups, coat drives, are members of the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants Association, volunteer for Family Promise and do other activities. The lodge also hosts a breakfast on the second Sunday of each month from 7 to 11 a.m. The proceeds from the breakfast support charities that Lodge #65 supports.

Many of the club’s members are life-long and most are from Upper Township. Those who are interested in becoming a Mason can submit an application, which is submitted to the New Jersey Grand Lodge. The Grand Lodge will do a background check on the applicant and interviews will be conducted at the local chapter. For more information, see the Star Lodge #65 page on Facebook. Star Lodge #65 is located off of Route 50 in Tuckahoe.

Rotary Club of Ocean City-Upper Township Civic-minded township citizens can join the Rotary Club of Ocean City-Upper Township. The chapter was formed in 1926 and is one of the oldest continuing Rotary Clubs in Rotary International. Rotary International has 33,000 clubs worldwide with about 1.4 million members. The Ocean City-Upper Township club provides scholarships to Ocean City High School seniors, and honors a top OCHS student monthly as the Junior Rotarian of the month. The top students from local middle and high schools are honored by the club during an annual Academic Achievement Banquet. The club is involved in the Rotary’s PolioPlus campaign, which fights polio around the world, as well as numerous local service projects. For 30 years, the club has distributed dictionaries to grade-school students, raised money for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, and supported Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the OCHS Interact Club. The club sponsors programs at local schools to promote water safety and to prevent accidental drownings. The Rotary Club of Ocean City-Upper Township meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Clancy’s by the Bay in Somers Point from September to June. The club members meet at Uncle Bill’s Pancake House on 21st Street in Ocean City at 7 a.m. Thursdays. Anyone interested in joining the Rotary Club can contact Cindy Chadwick, the membership chairperson, at (609) 602-6844.

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Library Library branch offers books and a whole lot more

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urious about yoga? Want to see a movie? How about take a painting class while you gather books for a research project? Fortunately, the Upper Township branch of the Cape May County Library at 2050 Route 631 in Petersburg makes it easy to broaden your mind and have fun in the process. Since 1985, the Upper Township library has been at its current location, providing residents with books, magazines and more. The Cape May County Library operates eight branch libraries and a bookmobile service. The main library is in Cape May Court House, with branches in Cape May, Lower Township, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, Upper Township, Wildwood Crest and Woodbine. Upper Township’s branch offers free membership to residents, who must provide a proof of address for where they’re residing and a proper ID for their home address. Members can borrow books, periodicals, DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs and ebooks. Feeling productive? The library offers amenities such as computers for public use, Wi-Fi, and copier and printers for both black and white and color.

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The library also has Google Chromebooks, small laptop computers that can be used for light computing such as browsing the internet and productivity tasks. Tech-savvy patrons can also borrow MiFi, a wireless router for personal internet access, for seven days. The library offers both Libby and Hoopla, apps that make ebooks and audiobooks accessible to users. Library patrons can

download the app and check out ebooks and audiobooks from the library in the comfort of their homes. The apps can be downloaded on phones, tablets and personal computers. Newer books can be checked out for two weeks while older books for 28 days. Patrons can borrow new DVDs for two days and older DVDs for seven days. The Upper Township branch has an activity room that hosts a variety of events and meetings for all ages. Hours of operation are Mondays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The library is closed Sundays. For more information, contact the library at (609) 628-2607.


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Health Care Cape Regional Health Systems, AtlantiCare help ensure health care is available to township residents

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hen seeking medical help, Upper Township offers facilities to treat non-life-threatening conditions and therapy for long-term care.

Cape Regional Health System Urgent Care services, much more

Cape Regional Health System, an integrated health care delivery system with over 30 locations throughout Cape May County, has served residents and visitors since 1950. Cape Regional Health System celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2020 and continues to expand throughout Cape May County. Among its locations is Cape Regional Urgent Care at 8 S. Route 9 in Marmora, serving Upper Township. The Route 9 Urgent Care is open from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily. Cape Regional Health System also has two other urgent care centers, in Cape May Court House and Wildwood. Each urgent care center is staffed by board-certified physicians and licensed medical professionals who provide the same level of care found in emergency rooms. Call (609) 465-6364 or visit the web site at caperegionalurgentcare.com. Most insurance is accepted. The services include diagnoses and treatment of any non-lifethreatening illness or injury. Cape Regional Urgent Care provides physicals, in-house prescription dispensing, IV therapy for fluids and medications, digital

X-rays, EKSs, nebulizer therapy, on-site lab work, vaccinations and more. Cape Regional Physicians Associates, an affiliate of Cape Regional Health System, provides primary and specialty care to the region. With more than 60 primary care providers and specialists in multiple locations throughout Cape May County, their specialties include primary care, bariatrics, cardiology, endocrinology, diabetes/ metabolism, general surgery, gastroenterology, internal medicine, orthopedics, neurology, pulmonary, urogynecology, urology and vascular surgery. Cape Regional Physical Therapy provides a full range of rehabilitation medicine services in four locations in Cape May County. Services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, pelvic floor therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, concussion care, lymphedema management, Parkinson’s Disease rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation including vertigo, dizziness, gaze inability and balance issues, and wound care. In Upper Township, Cape Regional Physicians Associates has offices in Marmora and Seaville providing Primary Care, Penn Orthopaedic Care, Cardiology, and Urogynecology. Their phone number is (609) 463CAPE. Cape Regional Physical Therapy is located in Seaville and provides physical therapy (Graston trained), balance therapy, orthopaedic rehabilitation, sports return, and Cupping (A manual therapy for treatment Above, Cape Regional Urgent Care in Marmora. Left, Cape Regional Health System facilities in Seaville. Right, AtlantiCare’s Urgent Care center in Marmora.

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of skin, soft tissue and muscles). Their phone number is (609) 624-2030. The Laboratory Blood Draw Station is located in Seaville at the Cedar Square Shopping Center, 2087 Route 9 South. It is open Monday through Friday from 7 to 11 a.m. The phone number is (609) 888-6787. Cape Regional Physicians Associates Primary Care, Penn Orthopaedics and Urogynecology Upper Township offices are located at Hope Commons, 210 S. Shore Road, Suite 102 in Marmora. Cape Regional Physicians Associates Primary Care and Cardiology, Cape Regional Physical Therapy and Laboratory Services are located at Cedar Square Shopping Center, 2087 Route 9 in Seaville. Cape Regional Health System is a Penn Medicine Cancer Network member and a clinical affiliate of Penn Medicine for Cardiac Care, Orthopaedic Care and Vascular Care. Cape Regional Medical Center is accredited by and received the Gold Seal of approval from The Joint Commission. The main hospital, Cape Regional Medical Center, is located at 2 Stone Harbor Blvd. in Cape May Court House and provides critical care, inpatient care, maternity care, cancer care, surgical care, emergency services, and is home to the Claire C. Brodesser Surgery Center.

AtlantiCare has Urgent Care in U.T., plus hospital campuses for other services in the area AtlantiCare is comprised of AtlantiCare Regional Health Services, including AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, outpatient services, and the AtlantiCare Physician

Group; the AtlantiCare Foundation; and AtlantiCare Health Solutions. AtlantiCare’s Urgent Care Centers treat non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, from flu and asthma to deep cuts and broken bones. They offer treatment seven days a week, without an appointment. AtlantiCare Urgent Care Marmora, located on 100 S. Shore Road in Marmora, offers abscess care, EKG, foreign body removal, general illness care, IV fluids and medication, minor eye injury care, nebulizer therapy, onsite lab, onsite prescription dispensing, onsite X-ray, prescriptions, splints, and sutures/stitches. Operating hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. seven days a week. The phone number is (609) 407-2273. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center has two hospital campuses and a satellite emergency department in Hammonton. AtlantiCare provides a wide range of community events, classes and health assessments, including breast cancer, grief, HIV, stroke, brain injury, aneurysm, and weight loss surgery support groups; weight loss surgery and joint pain seminars; childbirth and breastfeeding classes and more. The ARMC Mainland campus at Jimmie Leeds Road in Pomona includes the heart and Vascular Institute, with the region’s only full-service cardiac surgery program and emergency cardiac catheterizations, statedesignated STEMI Center; Musculoskeletal Institute; the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth, which includes a neonatal intensive care unit; an Acute Care for Elderly unit; and a psychiatric in-patient care unit. It is a state-Joint Commission-designated primary stroke center. ARMC Main-

land Campus also includes an AtlantiCare Clinical Laboratories location. The ARMC Atlantic City campus on Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City offers the Center for Surgical Weight Loss and Wellness; a Regional Trauma Center; the Neurosciences Institute; and Stanley M. Grossman pediatric Center. AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute uses the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat stroke and stroke-like symptoms and other neurological disorders of the brain and spine. The Neurosciences Institute is the only state-designated comprehensive stroke center in southeastern New Jersey and is a Joint Commission-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center. AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center partner, is located in Egg Harbor Township and Cape May Court House. The Cancer Institute offers the full spectrum of cancer care – from prevention and early detection to advanced treatment options and a full range of support services. AtlantiCare employs more than 5,000 staff members and 600 physicians in 70 locations. AtlantiCare’s dedicated, board-certified providers specialize in preventative medicine. The AtlantiCare Primary Care Plus team coordinates everyone involved in care, to track everything from regular checkups and chronic disease management to hospital visits. They offer timely appointments, electronic medical record-keeping and convenient locations throughout southeastern New Jersey. AtlantiCare Physician Group, Primary Care Plus is located at 100 S. Shore Road, Marmora. The phone number is (609) 463-3435.

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Upper Township Green Team: Helping to build bridges in the community to promote environmental awareness

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he Upper Township Green Team encourages environmental awareness through community connections. The Green Team formed in 2013. In those seven years, the Green Team has worked with organizations including the Surfrider Foundation, the Upper Township Business Association, the Upper Township School District, the Ocean City Green Team, the Ocean City Environmental Commission and the Sustainable Jersey Atlantic-Cape May Counties Hub. The team has held many events including rain barrel workshops, trash cleanups and beach plum planting. In 2019, the Green Team helped Upper Township become re-certified through the Sustainable Jersey program, according to Ralph Cooper, the Upper Township Green Team chairman. Sustainable Jersey is a non-profit organization that encourages communities to be more environmentally friendly by offering financial incentives, according to its website. Municipalities can earn a Sustainable Jersey certification by completing several designated actions, including getting electricity from a renewable source, making a climate action plan, holding a community paper-shredding day, or minimizing water consumption, among many other activities. Cooper said the team “demonstrated the sustainability of what we’ve been doing so

far,” and said they will build on that more in 2020. This includes holding a Sustainable Jersey Hub meeting focusing on resiliency and emergency management in the spring and encouraging businesses and residents to perform energy audits. This spring and summer, the Green Team, along with other green teams throughout the state, will provide information and educate the public about the 2020 Census. Additionally, the Green Team is exploring restarting a farmers market in the township. The team is hoping to work with Habitat for Humanity volunteering on houses being built in Upper Township. The Green Team has partnered with the Upper Township Business Association on activities including a Community Shredding Day and a Green Fair. Last year, a local high school Interact Club was involved with the Green Fair, and the Green Team has partnered with organizations including the Surfrider Foundation to present to the Upper Township Business Association members. According to Cooper, the Green Team also provides resources and contacts to schools in Cape May County, such as informing them about special events or connecting them with a local AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador. Watershed Ambassadors educate the public about how human activities can affect water quality, ac-

cording to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website. At the Upper Township Middle School’s TechSpo, the Green Team has a table and discusses sustainable issues with those who attend. TechSpo is a showcase of student technology projects. “We just keep looking for ways to connect not only with the teachers in the school system but seeing the student resources they have, and also with the parents,” Cooper said. Within the last few years, the Green Team has worked with several churches that have community gardens. “The produce that they raise in the church gardens are used for the local food pantries,” he said. He said there are about four or five in Upper Township. Cooper said the Green Team is open to suggestions and feedback from the public. “There’s a lot of ways that we try to stay involved in the local community,” he said. The Upper Township Green Team meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. at the Upper Township municipal building. To learn more about the Upper Township Green Team, see the Green Team page on the Upper Township website, uppertownship.com, or see the Upper Township Green Team page on Facebook.

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Upper Twp. Green Team – Working toward a more sustainable Upper Township. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. at the Upper Twp. municipal building. Stop by a meeting or contact the Municipal Engineer at (609) 628-2011 ext. 244 for more information on how you can get involved to make a difference in your community. Flood Awareness: Flooding in our Township is caused by three sources: tidal flooding, tidal flooding influenced by coastal storms and floodwaters from stormwater runoff. Tidal flooding routinely occurs in Strathmere both during severe coastal storms and rain events coinciding with full moon tide cycles. Floodwaters usually may be 1-2 feet of water along Bayview Drive and can exceed five feet above the normal high tide. Occasional tidal flooding can occur along the Cedar Swamp Creek and Tuckahoe River. Floodwaters on the mainland may occur after a rainfall of either long duration or high intensity, which may result in flooded streets and yards. Your property may be high enough that it was not flooded recently. However, it can still be flooded in the future because the next flood could be worse. If you are in the floodplain, the odds are that someday your property will be damaged. This information gives you some ideas of what you can do to protect yourself. Township Flood Services: The Township Engineer can determine where your property is in relationship to the flood hazard area. Stevens Institute has developed a web-based application that can notify you of an impending tidal flooding event. You can sign up to receive email alerts. Helps to let you know if you need to move your car or plan a trip. These alerts can start warning you of higher than normal tides 3 days in advance. Go to this online address to see the information and sign-up: http:// hudson.dl.stevens-tech.edu/sfas/d/index. shtml?station=U233 The County of Cape May has also released a Tidal Flooding Awareness website (https://cmcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/ MapSeries/index.html?appid=dfc9972f2f8f 4c92bce2187194d81ff5). This site can give you up-to-date flooding information and show you which streets might be flooded based on the nearest tidal flood gauge. The site also can show you how your neighborhood might flood during different types of flood events. This site is not mobile friendly

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at this time and can take several minutes to load all the necessary data. For assistance using this site please call the Municipal Engineer at 609-628-2011 ext. 244. What You Can Do: Several of the Township’s efforts depend on your cooperation and assistance. Here is how you can help: • Do not dump or throw anything into the drainage inlets, ditches or streams. Dumping in our ditches and streams is a violation of Township Ordinance 24-4. Even grass clippings and branches can accumulate and plug channels. A plugged channel cannot carry water and when it rains the water has to go somewhere. • If your property is next to a ditch or stream, please do your part and keep the banks clear of brush and debris. The township has a stream maintenance program which can help remove major blockages such as downed trees. • If you see dumping or debris in the ditches or streams, contact the Public Works Department at (609) 628-2011 ext. 352

anywhere else. Don’t drive around road barriers; the road or bridge may be washed out. When you drive through floodwaters, the wake you create can cause damage to surrounding properties and you could be held personally responsible for that damage. • Look out for animals, especially snakes. Small animals that have been flooded out of their homes may seek shelter in yours. Use a pole or stick to poke and turn things over and scare away small animals. • Look before you step. After a flood, the ground and floors are covered with debris including broken bottles and nails. Floors and stairs that have been cov-

ered with mud can be very slippery. Flood Safety • Do not walk through flowing water. Drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths, mostly during flash floods. Currents can be deceptive; six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet. If you walk in standing water, use a pole or stick to ensure that the ground is still there. • Do not drive through a flooded area. More people drown in their cars than

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Wednesday, Dec. 4, and Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

He spoke Dec. 4 during a legislative update session, along with 2nd District Assemblym an Vincent Mazzeo and Donald Hoover, of the Fairleigh Dickinson University International School of Hospitality and Tourism. Mazzeo spoke in place of New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald. Simonetta reminded the audience the state Legislature is in a lame-duck session until the next

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session begins in January. A scheduling notification bill, which Simonetta said is not yet drafted but would likely move forward next year, could affect local employers. “The major elements of the scheduling notificatio n bill is employees are to be given their schedule 14 days in advance of the actual workweek. That’s where we think this is going,” he said. The bill prohibits “clopening ,” which is when an employee has a closing shift followed by an

early opening shift. The bill would mandate a minimum rest period of 10 hours between an employee’s shifts. “There’s also predictability of pay. You’re supposed to be able to predict the employee’s pay for whatever the pay period is,” he said. “It prohibits shift-chang ing. It will prohibit adding shifts without the proper notification . It will prohibit deleting hours or violating any of the ‘clopening ’ operations.” According to Simonetta , the

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PETERSBURG — Seventh-grade students are By BILL BARLOW growing tomatoes and He also wanted to know if Special to the Sentinel arugula and raising tilapia Habitat for Humanity would in a middle school classnotify neighbors before conUPPER TOWNSHI P — struction room through an aquaponbegins. Township Committee unanics project meant to teach Dan Young, the township imously approved an ordithem about sustainability attorney, said no notificanance donating two wooded and environmentalism. tion would be needed if lots on Ocean Avenue to the Aquaponics is “a comthere were no variances organizati on Habitat for bination of fish and plant requested. Humanity for future use as production using aquacul“It would be like any othnew homes. ture and hydroponics syser homeowner building a In October, the township house,” tems,” the USDA National Young said. was set to donate lots on Agricultural Library web“So I could get up one the other side of the strip site stated. morning and go to work, of township-owned land on According to the Unilocal our and with come home and the down SIAN sat AVEDIS ‘We’ve Pacific Avenue in Marmora By ERIC versity of Massachusetts lot would be cleared. And very been but rescinded they’ve Amherst Cape May Star and Wave rs, that Center for Agordi- the lot could be cleared legislato 25 nance after several neighriculture, Food and the feet further than it should supportive. They understand bors raised concerns. The Environment, hydroponCape May County’s school be, 50 feet further than it a dianew plan calls for a buffer ics is a production method districts are united in our plight. Geographically should be, maybe 75 feet,” leaders of trees between the Habitat in which plants are not logue with political Fenton said. to a we’re the farthest from houses and the neighbors grown in soil but in a for a possible solution will Township engineer that Paul along Pacific. nutrient-rich solution. change in funding Trenton, we have the least Dietrich over Kristen Kelleher/SENTINEL There was no discussion builders replied that the This growing method Students in Robyn LaTorre’s cut $27 million in aid would be cited STEM classes are growing tomatoes, amount of population and before the decision at the allows for greater plant etables via seven years. arugula and other vegjust like in any other home an aquaponic system in their classroom, Township here. It’s of SOMERS POINT Committee meetdensity and higher yields Upper Township School below. construction if there were a nt representation down ing Monday, Dec. 9, which and requires less water Distric t Superi ntende violation. He added that the said Sixth-graders learn LINWOOD and NORTHFIELD an uphill battle.’ was also the required than growing plants in about Vincent Palmieri Jr. public township does not anticipate the world and use hearing on the ordinance soil. the districts have reached –Upper Township School any issues, saying when the Google ers for as well as the final vote. Almost any crop can be create Tour Builder to out to state lawmak PEOPLE, BRINGING organization cleared woods HOMETOWN HOMETOWN PEOPLE, BRINGING YOU NEWS a tour of differ-HOMETOWN PEOPLE, BRINGING YOU District Superintendent YOU HOMETOWN NEWS No residents grown HOMETOWN addressed the for HOMETOWN NEWS two years. hydropon ically, ent biomes, construction on other our including extopic. “We’ve sat down with according to the Center of plaining Vincent Palmieri Jr. properties in the township, the animals that At the last Township there Agriculture, Food and the live local legisla tors, they’ve were no issues. They there ive. and the adaptalegCommittee meeting, Pacific Environment. been very support “We’re really hoping “I don’t anticipate seeing ” tions necessary. Avenue resident Joseph to take notice Robyn LaTorre, who unders tand our plight, any issues,” he said. aphi- islators begin “I want the students to Fenton did address comteaches STEM (science, understand Palmieri said. “Geogr from and realize that this is seri“So the only recourse then where things mittee, raising further contechnology, engineering come cally we’re the farthest least ous and it should be serious would be a fine from enfrom, the in how have do we they cerns , We’re about the plans even forcement and mathematics) educa- get Trenton and business for them. and the mature to our tables and focus though the lots were now tion to Upper Township on amount of populationhere. a small area here with not a tree-line would be gone,” sustainability. With all i, farther away from his propMiddle School students, of representation down lot of voice,” said Barbier Fenton said. this vice erty. He said he would not said her students did a would plant growth, you It’s an uphill battle.” who also serves as May “It’s like anything else, need a large area be able to attend the Dec. 9 Cape Michele Barbieri, presiGoogle Hangouts session for you have to trust the deip president of the traditional agriculture, meeting, and so addressed Board Aswith AeroFarms, a New- but dent of the Upper Townsh School County velopers a little bit when echoed with our aquaponics committee members at the ark-based company that system, Board of Education, they do a project to build county sociation. state Sen. Bob we’re able to grow Nov. 25 meeting. uses aeroponic technology a the struggl es the She said a home,” a T H E N AT I O N S O LD ES T S E A S H O R E produce. R ES O RT S Ithe Nvariety Csame E 1of8things 5 4 all in At that meeting, he ques- Palombo Mayor Richard to grow faces workin g towardthe Andrzejczak, a Democrat to said. “We’re not tioned what options he had political resolution In an aeroponic s sys- essentially vertical area, out there when somebody aid and ,” she said. if there were problems with sharp cuts in state tem, plants are supported See Districts, Page A12 clears a lot but we expect LaTorre said it uses effects. ous clearing deleteri the site or other their through a plastic cover about 90 percent less waissues during construction. into a closed tank and re- ter See Habitat homes, Page A3 than traditional agriceive nutrients through a culture. fi ation, mist, according to the Planning Organizne In the summer, LaTorre ip Com- portation Center critical for Agricultu re, and project is listed as Food her colleague , Lee At her urging, Townsh ationand the Environ- Winterbo resolution said the By BILL BARLOW new a organiz The adopted funded. mittee ttom, put the ment. al, unani- but is not , CumSpecial to the Sentinel system together from a suppor ting the proposthe Aug. 26 covers Cape May, Atlantic “The ng it at counties, work- kids were like, kit, with materials include Adams mously approvi told officials that berland and Salem transpo ‘This rtation is so cool. I didn’t ing PVC rm . Adams SEAVILLE — Blanch pipes, UV lights, By ERIC AVEDISSIAN fight for a meeting g Sen. Bob ing on long-te SJTPO is know workinstuff like this hap- a fish tank, stalling new gas pipes from wants to keep up the 20 of the she had questioned state g. The pumps and Exit rta-and that’s kind of pened,’ May County plannin Sentinel staff for transpo Route 9 to the Roosevelt full interchange at heaters. Andrzejczak at a Cape He on a 20-year plan Jersey, y. where which this came from,” Boulevard bridge and conGarden State Parkwa r of the Up- Chamber of Commerce event. It operates on a closedtion in southern New study UPPER TOWNSHIP — A necting next LaTorre in membe mental e said. adopted environ longtim be an The to loop system. The tilapia to feeder line on s Association told her way to check if the pro- is expected South Jersey Gas project guide seventh-grade stu- eat an plan helpsThe Stagecoach per Township Busines The under r. was organic Road in Upper and summe diet and s. to increase Ocean City’s from state dents rtation started the aqua- their waste Township. would affect any wetland to state and federal transpo has sought support creates nicapacity for gas service is effort to move posal respond does not project this school trates and SJTPOponics local officials in her “The contractor is reAndrzejczak did not nitrites in the y. spending, but the . For now, it taking shape along Roosyear. funds. quired to get a road-opening the proposal forward public ac- a request for comment Tuesda water, which is pumped the New allocate the 20 proposal, that evelt Boulevard, Cape May willSTEM programIn her permit due for restoration seems stalled, with little was a spokesman for Exit through the system. the Nor For the on availCounty engineer Robert ty ming, DepartLaTorre said she on a road, so that’s where we tion since a public hearing Currently , they are Jersey Turnpike Authorioperates be up to the New Jersey Church said Monday. tries andtothe focus on environ- growing ortation matter in spring 2018. w, she said able. That organization got involved,” Church said. tomatoes, lettuce, NJTA ment of Transp “It’s basically a resiliency mental of the STEM and talk to arugula, In a recent intervie must con- the Garden State Parkway. into NJTA. The estimated cost Both Roosevelt Boulevard beans and more. look project where they’re upng toabout sustainstudents million, accordi residents and officialsthe project, officials said they would and Stagecoach Road are Everything they planted Janu- project is $15 g docume grading their lines,” Church ability, she said. nts. environm ental has a 75- to ing the interchange in tinue to advocate for county roads. see if any plants died or if 90-day harvest will improv e expand citing local interest, but SJTPO plannin said. impact projects The ed argues and students renewabili she unfund start 20 ty. which the plants “The period, LaTorre said. It’s one of ment ary 2020, critiThe contractor, Lantier project South Jersey Gas Inaseighth-gr plants on seed mats and check need to be moved, and economic developtown- so far have not made any commit in Cape May County listed ade, stusafety The is more or less an plants the act food as a in natu- then transfer Construction Co. of Mooredents learn about aqua- ral SENTINEL in the Seaville section of the them to the feeder and check the fish upgrade to provide for filter for the water. Bill Barlow/Special to the ip’s ment. the amstown, is replacing a 4-inch executive A3 visit a local culture 20, Pageand ip Business ship, where one of the townsh See Exit upgraded gas service for LaTorre adds chelated aquaponics system. Jennifer Marandino, monia and pH levels in gas line servicing Ocean member of the Upper Townsh for a full three retail areas is spread along farm to see oysters grown iron Jersey TransEvery day, students the Ocean City. Apparentl y director of the South and magnesiu m to water. Blanche Adams, a longtime advocating City along Roosevelt Boucommercially and do an benefit come in and check the s and officials must keep Route 9 and Route 50. there was a potential for Although the plants. the This project Association, said resident levard with an 8-inch line. . oyster dissection. pressure does not harm the tilapia, plants, water the ones on the Garden State Parkway Church said the two- because drop in that line the seed mat, check to interchange at Exit 20 on See Aquaponics, Page A12 of the size of the phase project includes infeeder pipes,” Church said.

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Holden, who taught history at Ocean City Intermediate School and Atlantic Cape Community College, has co-authored a couple of educational texts, including a Holocaust and genocide studies curriculum guide for high schoolers. However, at one point, Holden had no intention of writing in retirement. Then, he learned about Arcadia Publishing Co. and saw other books about local history published through Arcadia. “Upper Township and Its Ten Villages” is published through Arcadia. After seeing similar books about neighboring towns, Holden suggested the HPSUT create a book as a fundraiser. To make this book happen, Holden col-

lected more than 300 photographs and postcards of Upper Township, according to a press release about the book. Many of the photographs are from the early to mid-20th century, and several are more than 100 years old. The published book contains nearly 200 photographs. A chapter in the book is dedicated to each of Upper Township’s 10 villages: Marmora, Beesleys Point, Petersburg, Greenfield, Tuckahoe, Palermo, Seaville, Marshallville, Steelmantown and Strathmere. Above, Upper Township’s Robert Holden with his new book, “Upper Township and Its Ten Villages,” at the Upper Township Branch of the Cape May County Library System.


According the book’s introduction, Beesleys Point was included on the first map of Cape May County based on a survey, circa 1706. In 1723, Cape May County was divided into Lower, Middle and Upper precincts, and in 1827, the Upper Precinct was divided into Dennis and Upper Township. Southern New Jersey’s earlier inhabitants were the Lenni Lenape, and those who lived in Upper Township hunted, fished and farmed. They largely lived near bodies of water. By 1691, Caucasian immigrants began to settle in southern New Jersey. John Townsend was one of the earliest settlers to the area and arrived between 1680 and 1685. He was a Quaker forced to leave New York for harboring dissidents. In the early 1700s, other families came to the area from New York, drawn because of the whaling opportunities. Upper Township was one of the original 103 townships incorporated under the Township Act of 1798. “Upper Township and Its Ten Villages” has pictures of Route 9 as a single-lane dirt road, stores of yesteryear and what is currently in the same locations, and school photographs with captions, among several other historic pictures. “What I’m most happy about is people are going to be able to go to these places, and some of them aren’t there anymore, and they’ll either discover that or they’ll look at what the place looks like now,” Holden said. This includes the building that now houses Kirk’s Pizza, which Holden said “looks exactly the same.” Instead of Kirk’s, however, the building at the time housed an ice cream shop and a gas station. The book includes pictures of the former village schools, which children attended before the township-wide schools opened. Holden estimated the pictures are from the 1950s. The Palermo school, which now houses a daycare center, was built in the 1890s and was used as a sixth-grade until 1953, Holden said. “A lot of people who are still alive, in their 70s and 80s, went to school here,” he said. One picture, dated Dec. 24, 1889, showed girls in costume before a choir performance at the Petersburg school.

Another picture shows a woman walking down Route 9, which was then a dirt road, from about 1905 to 1910. Although it isn’t visible in the picture, Holden said the Rising Sun Tavern, which was “one of the most historic houses in Upper Township,” was nearby. The building was once a stagecoach stop and it was the home of Somers Corson. This building, however, has been torn down. Another picture shows children riding to school on an open school bus in the 1920s. The front cover of the book has a picture of a man with a donkey pulling a cart, circa 1910. Holden said the Italian immigrant, who arrived in the area in 1907, would transport people and their luggage from the Tuckahoe Train Station. At that time, many Italian immigrants worked for the railroad, and one road leading up to the Tuckahoe Train Station was known as spaghetti alley, Holden said. At the intersection of Seashore Road and Route 50 was an area called Marshall’s corner, where a hardware store, general store and a harness shop owned by the Marshall family once was. These stores were owned by the sons of the man who started Marshallville. “Upper Township and Its Ten Villages” also shows a steam tractor with five gravel trucks paving Route 9 in a section of Seaville. The picture dates from about 1900 to 1905, Holden estimated. “Upper Township and Its Ten Villages” is available at many local retailers, including Village Pharmacy, Marmora Hardware, Acme Markets in Seaville, Tuckahoe Cheesecake Factory, Upper Sandwiches, Dino’s Diner, Tuckahoe Vintage Goods. The book can also be purchased by mailing a check or money order for $23.99 with a $5 fee for shipping and handling to the HPSUT, P.O. Box 658, Marmora, NJ 08223-0658. Holden has plans for several book signings and presentations. He will be at Tuckahoe Vintage Goods on Saturday, March 14, for a book signing, and will give a presentation at the Cape May County Library Upper Cape branch on Thursday, April 23. Holden will also be at the Tuckahoe Transportation Festival on Saturday, April 25. To learn more about the HPSUT, see UpperTwpHistory.org.

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m o .c ip h s n w o T r e p www.Up The township’s website offers information, weather warnings, CodeRED registration and a whole lot more Some municipal websites can tell you when the next city council meeting is. Upper Township’s website will show you when township events are happening, video recordings of township committee meetings, local emergency weather warnings, when quarterly taxes are due and gives residents the ability to pay them online. It also offers a link to report that a street light is out or that a pothole is on a local roadway. The website – uppertownship.com – was redesigned to offer more information to residents with a more user-friendly presentation. In February of this year, Upper Township announced that it launched a redesigned website, with information about the Township’s departments, boards and commissions, and emergency management, among many other things. Scott Morgan, the township administrator and Office of Emergency Management coordinator, said township officials are trying to encourage residents and visitors alike to visit the website to make their tasks easier. “We’re still developing it, but in the future, we’re going to have areas where you’ll be able to fill out particular digital forms, (and) pay things online,” he said. The website redesign will also be used to help promote Upper Township. “To get the word out that Upper Township is here and it’s a great place to live and also to visit,” he said. The township’s Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDAC) also used the website to conduct a digital survey. Morgan said additional surveys will be run through the website. The surveys will get feedback from residents about what they would like to see in the township, including new restaurants. Morgan described Upper Township as a kind of gateway to the barrier island communities and said that they want to have the township seen as a great stopping point.

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“From an EDAC standpoint, we wanted a website that would sell what we have here, what we have to offer,” he said. The new website, part community resource and part promotional tool, includes tabs for the township’s departments, board and commissions, emergency management, information about Township Committee meetings, agendas, and Township Committee members, and general information about the township. There are tabs on the website for animal control, clerk and registrar, construction codes, township engineering, financial documents, municipal court, employment opportunities, planning and zoning office, public safety and public works, purchasing, sports and recreation, and taxes. A tab for the Office of Emergency Management has extensive information about how to prepare for disasters and weather emergencies. Under that tab on the website, people can sign up for CodeRED, a mass notification system the emergency management office uses. In the event of an emergency, those who have signed up for CodeRED will receive emergency messages to a landline or cell phone, or by text and email. It is free to sign up. Residents can sign up either online or by calling (609) 6282011 ext. 200. Notifications, according to the township website, are sent out for criminal activity, boil water notices, evacuation notices, fires, floods, missing person cases, shelter in place and weather emergencies. While CodeRED will tell you when an emergency situation is happening, the emergency management tab on the website will help you plan for one in advance. It has links to information about hurricane preparedness, storm surges, flash floods, fire preparedness, camping tips, shelter training, beach and boating safety tips, and mosquito safety tips. There are also links to the local fire companies and the Upper Township Rescue

Squad, the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management and a weekly Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) newsletter. Through the website’s engineering department tab, people can access flood maps for several areas of the township, floodplain certificates the engineering office has on file, tax maps, information about road construction projects in the township, information about auctions, bids, and requests for proposals, and information about gypsy moths and when the township sprays for them. An application to volunteer with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a group of volunteers trained in basic disaster response who respond during emergencies and assist with local events, is also on the Upper Township website. Through the Sports and Recreation tab, residents can find a list of sports associations, links to their websites and registration forms. The Upper Township Municipal Hall is also a passport acceptance agency. Information about making an appointment to process passport applications can be found on the website. The township’s municipal code is on the website, as are: information about the Upper Township/Ocean City Municipal Alliance, budget documents, a link to pay for traffic tickets, employment opportunities with the township, construction permit applications, applications to serve on a township board/ commission, a trash route map, a trash and recycling collection schedule, and an application for the township’s dog park. Upper Township is on social media. The website includes links to its social media pages and a link to the Upper Township School District website. To learn more, log on. To access the township website, see www.uppertownship. com or, for more information about Upper Township, call (609) 628-2011.


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MOBILE 311 The more sets of eyes there are on something that needs fixing, the better it will be. With this in mind, Upper Township implemented Mobile 311, a program that allows people to submit work requests to the township’s Public Works Department electronically. Mobile 311 is used internally by the Public Works Department to document its activities, show the Public Works Department’s workflow, and offer access to spending and workflow reports. For the public, it’s a tool to communicate problems, such as pot holes and trash that was not picked up, to the Public Works Department. Scott Morgan, the Upper Township administrator, said when a request is made on Mobile 311, it goes into their system and gives public works supervisors the opportunity to assign the job and to notify the person who made the request when that job is done. The software “better organizes what we do

Upper Township is using a mobile reporting system so residents can submit work requests to the Public Works Department electronically to fix problems more quickly

and documents what we do on a daily basis,” Morgan said. “It’s absolutely a way that we take a look at what’s going on within our township, and we can determine how we can manage our workforce and our equipment to get the job done,” he said. Upper Township has used Mobile 311 for about a year. It can be used by anyone, including summer visitors to Upper Township. To use Mobile 311 in Upper Township, see http://uppertownship.com/departments/ public-works/submit-work-request/. The person submitting the request will create an account the first time they use Mobile 311, so the Public Works Department can provide updates about the work request. Additional information about how to use Mobile 311 can be found on the Public Works Department section of the Upper Township website. Are you wondering when your trash will be picked up? The public works section of

the Upper Township website has this information as well. The section has a map of the township’s trash routes with the days that the trash is collected, holiday trash and recycling schedules for the entire year, trash and recycling requirements, residential paper shredding, how to recycle used clothing, bulk waste collection requirements and schedules, brush collection, electronics recycling and more. Information about collection of compostable materials, loose leaf collection schedules and requirements, tree trimming and hazardous materials can be found on the website. The website also has access to a Recycling Coach program, where people can type in what they want to recycle, be it furniture, batteries or other items. The Recycling Coach will give instructions about how to recycle the item and where in Cape May County they can bring the item for recycling. To see these features and learn more, visit http://uppertownship.com/departments/ public-works.

Upper Township has priorities for clearing township-maintained roadways In order to make the most efficient use of available resources, we have established priorities for clearing township maintained roadways. Depending on the nature and severity of a snow storm, deviations from these priorities can occur. • When snow begins to stick on the roads we are out salting. An accumulation of three inches or more on the roads, we will begin to plow. • During the storm our trucks continue to do what we call “one in and one out.” This is done in order to make a path for emergen-

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cy vehicles and to keep snow accumulation manageable. We will continue this process until the storm ends. • Once the storm ends a more detailed operation begins and the snow is “pushed” to the curb. This takes time and may not be completed until the next day. In this part of the snow-removal process snow is pushed back onto driveways. There is no way around this part of our process. We need to get the snow to the curb in order to keep our drains opene so when the snow melts there is a place for it to drain.

• Cul-de-sacs are plowed when the storm has stopped. This usually requires a smaller truck and the snow is plowed in the best way possible. We direct the snow in the best way possible in order to take snow away from the driveway and the mailbox. It is important for our residents to understand that during a big snow event we cannot direct the snow. We understand some of our residents pay to have their driveways cleared and we come back down the road and block them back in. We are not finished until the snow is pushed to the curb.


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Cheryl Ward CPA PC 820 S. Shore Rd Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-0600 cwardcpa.com Bonom Accounting Service 3 Harry’s Court Suite B Palermo, NJ 08223 Phone 609-390-8711 Briggs Law Office, LLC 110 Roosevelt Boulevard Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-9600 www.thebriggslaw.com 1st Bank of Sea Isle 2072 Shore Road Seaville, NJ 08230 609-624-1000 1stbankseaisle.com Ocean First 105 Roosevelt Blvd. Marmora, NJ 08223 609-927-7722 Sturdy Savings Bank PO Box 277 2201 Route 50 Tuckahoe, NJ 08250 609-628-2662 sturdyonline.com

TD Bank 132 S. Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 609-391-2296 tdbank.com Ocean View Chiropractic and Wellness 1 Hope Corson Road Seaville, NJ 08230 609-545-0445 drjamesorourke.com Brayces Orthodontics 28 Roosevelt Blvd. Marmora, NJ 08223 609-653-6464 brayces.com Marmora Family Dental 447 S. Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-0111 marmorafamilydental.com Tomorrow’s World Early Education Center 261 Tuckahoe Rd. Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-1670 www.tomorrowsworldec.com Duncan’s Estate Services, LLC 1054 S. Shore Road Palermo, NJ 08223 609-665-3752 duncansestate.com Creative Financial Group 351 Marshallville Road Marshallville, NJ 08270 609-425-0878 1creative.com Joann L. Bonom • president

Philadelphia Mortgage Advisors 16 East 9th Street Ocean City NJ 08226 609-425-8475 phillyadvisors.com

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PFS Capital Management, LLC 1314 Route 9 Ocean View, NJ 08230 609-390-9050 pfscapitalmanagement.com

J. Byrne Agency 200 Route 9 South Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-5588 jbyrneagency.com

Reich Asset Management, LLC 110 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 2W Marmora, NJ 08223 609-486-5073 reichassetmanagement.com

McMahon Insurance Agency PO Box 690 Marmora, NJ 08223 609-399-0060 mcmahonagency.com

CCBC Consumer Credit & Budget Counseling 299 South Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-9652 cc-bc.com

Thomas Heist Insurance 4 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Unit 7 Marmora, NJ 08223 609-399-0655 heistinsurance.com

Godfrey Funeral Home 644 S. Shore Road Palermo, NJ 08223 609-390-9699 godfreyfuneralhome.com Langley Loveland Funeral Home 2315 Route 50 PO Box 79 Tuckahoe, NJ 08250 609-628-2222 langleylovelandfuneralhome.com

Allen K Davis Agency Farmers 14 Route 50, Unit A Seaville, NJ 08230 609-536-2123 teamfarmersracing.com Allstate Gabriela Kaplanova 40 Tuckahoe Rd. Marmora, NJ 08223 allstateagencies.com/gkaplanova

CONSUMER CREDIT & BUDGET COUNSELING First Time Homebuyers • Credit Card Help Foreclosure Prevention Specialists No Cost – HUD Approved – Nonprofit Our goal is to educate individuals and families, enabling them to reach their financial goals and solve their financial problems through financial literacy education, credit counseling, and comprehensive housing counseling. Our goal is for every client to be able to take control of their financial future to meet their goals.

609-390-8711 • fax: 609-390-8011 3 harry’s Court, Suite B • palermo, new Jersey phone:

Call Today 609-390-9652 • www.cc-bc.com

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State Farm Rob Gleason Insurance Agency Inc. 1602 Route 47, Unit C Rio Grande, NJ 08242 609-886-2004 rob@robgleason.com Herald Newspaper 1508 RT 47 Rio Grande, NJ 08242 609-408-4039 capemaycountyherald.com Upper Township Sentinel PO Box 238 Ocean City, NJ 08226 609-399-5411 AtlantiCare Physician Group 2500 English Creek Ave Bldg. 600 Suite 602 Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234 www.atlanticare.org Atlantic Diagnostic Laboratories 38 Tuckahoe Road Marmora, NJ 08223 866-465-6763 www.adllab.net Beach Buddies 287 South Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 Animal Hospital 609-390-0199 Kennel & Barkery 609-545-8142 beachbuddies.biz/ Cape Assist 3819 New Jersey Avenue Wildwood, NJ 08260 609-522-5960

Cape Regional Health Systems 2087 Route 9, Unit 9 Cedar Sq Shopping Ctr Seaville, NJ 08230 609-486-5150 caperegional.com Cape Regional Urgent Care 8 Route 9 South Marmora, NJ 08223 caperegionalurgentcare.com Upper Township Rescue Squad 2028 Tuckahoe Road Petersburg, NJ 08270 609-628-2476 upperrescue.com Wayne R. Schneider M.D. 56 Tuckahoe Road Marmora, NJ 08223 609-904-3132 Bacharach Rehab 4 Roosevelt Blvd. Marmora, NJ 08223 609-545-0030 Bridge Consulting Services 507 Route 9 South, Apt. 2 Marmora, NJ 08223 bridgecounselingservices.com Shore Optical Eye Physicians & Surgeons 42 Tuckahoe Road Marmora, NJ 08223 609-399-4000 609-390-0226 shoreopticalnj.com

Blue Homes Real Estate scott@bluehomesgroup.com Grace Realty Kathryn Martino 904 S. Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 609-408-7355 kathrynmartino.com Grace Realty Osprey Cove 2058 South Shore Road Seaville, NJ 08230 609-526-3234 gracerealty.com/ospreypoint Rixon Realty 71 N. Route 9 Ocean View, NJ 08230 609-390-8821 Sotheby’s Realty 200 34th Street Ocean City, NJ 08226 onesothebysrealty.com Reflections Hair Salon 62 Tuckahoe Rd Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-9864 ilovereflections.com The Shores 2201 Bay Ave Ocean City, NJ 08226 609-399-8505 shoresretirement.org

SERVICE

Broadley’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning 115 Roosevelt Blvd. Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-3907 broadleys.net

Coastal Mechanical 349 West Ave Ocean City, NJ 08226 609-399-5346 coastalplumbinghvac.com Shore Clean Auto Care Center 452 Route Us 9 S Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-7400 shorecleanexpress.net/ Tire Barn & Auto Center 1991 Route 50 Tuckahoe, NJ 08250 609-628-3347 Car Caress II 100 Stagecoach Rd. Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-9147 carcaress.com Gentilini Motors Chevy & Ford Dealer 500 & 555 John S. Penn Blvd. Woodbine, NJ 08270 Chevy 609-861-9000 Ford 609-861-0100 gentilinimotors.com Holtz Boatworks/ Marine Electronics 1301 County Highway 1601 Tuckahoe Rd, Marmora NJ 08223 609-390-3052 Allied Building Products 109 S. Shore Rd Marmora, NJ 08223 609-736-4417 alliedbuilding.com

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Whippoorwill Campground 810 S. Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-3458 whippoorwillcampground.net Bill’s Canvas Shop 419 Madison Avenue Woodbine, NJ 08270 609-861-9838 billscanvasshop.com Action Supply, Inc. 1413 Stagecoach Road Seaville, NJ 08230 609-390-0663 actionsupply.com Georgetti Construction Inc. 828 Stagecoach Rd Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-2555 georgetticonstruction.com Engineer Design Associates 5 Cambridge Drive Ocean View, NJ 08230 609-390-0332 engineeringdesign.com South State Materials Bridgeton Facility 202 Reeves Road PO Box 68 Bridgeton, NJ 08302 856-451-5300 southstateinc.com Cody’s Power Equipment 2000 NJ-50 Tuckahoe, NJ 08250 609-628-9186 codyspower.com

Family Center of Seaville 94 Rt 50 Seaville, NJ 08230 609-425-0330 familycenterseaville.com Mfit 94 Route 50 Seaville, NJ 08230 609-425-0330 mfitnj.com Oceanside Lodge 119 South Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-3366 oceansidelodgenj.com Swim Again Pools and Spas 215 S. Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-8869 swimagainpoolsandspas.com JC Painting & Powerwashing 609-412-3033 Allegra Marketing, Print & Mail 533 S. Shore Road, Suite 1 Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-1400 allegramarmora.com Jersey Devil Specialties PO Box 534 Marmora, NJ 08223 609-827-0779 JerseyDevil.biz Keltex Apparel 428A Woodbine-Ocean View Rd. Ocean View, NJ 08230 609-624-3252 keltexapparel.com

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Coffee, Specialty Foods, & Local Vendors 67 ROUTE 50, SEAVILLE, NJ • 609-675-5971

FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE & FRESH BREWED COFFEE OPEN EVERY DAY BUT WEDNESDAY FROM 8:30 TO 6:00

Affordable Kitchen & Bath LLC 342 S. Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-0900 affordablekitchenandbaths.net

Liberty Coca-Cola 519 S. Shore Rd. Marmora, NJ 08223 libertycoke.com

Schuler Security Inc. 133 S. Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 schulersecurity.com

Chuck Battersby Water Service & Pump Repair, LLC PO Box 54 Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-3241

Geoscape Solar 1309 Tyler Rd. Woodbine, NJ 08270 973-666-2981 geoscapesolar.com

South Jersey Water Conditioning 104 Route 50 Seaville, NJ 08230 609-390-2022

Ocean Solar 16 Hidden Lake Drive Cape May Court House oceansolar.com

RETAIL

Claytons Rentals, LLC 215 S. Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 claytonsselfstorage.com Snap Box Storage 3 Roosevelt Blvd. Marmora, NJ 08223 snapboxselfstorage.com

Foglio’s Flooring Center 344 S. Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-3876 foglios.com L.E.H. Soap Company 232 South Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-9500 lehsoap.com

Wings Travel Group 34 Tuckahoe Road Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-9101 wingstrips.com

Yes She Can! 30 Tuckahoe Rd Wayside Village Marmora, NJ 08223 609-478-3266 yesshecannj.com

Eisele Christmas Trees and Bees 280 Old Tuckahoe Rd Petersburg, NJ 08270 609-628-2758 eiselechristmastreefarm.com

Mary Rann Mary Kay Cosmetics 821 S. Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 609-602-6493 marykay.com/mrann

108 NJ-50 • UNITS 2 & 3 OCEAN VIEW, NJ 609-938-4742 LUNASOULANDBOWLS.COM LUNA SOUL & BOWLS LUNA_SOUL_AND_BOWLS

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Dompierre, LLC 17 Roosevelt Blvd Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-2223 www.dompierrellc.com Land and Sea Furniture 3075 Route 9 Seaville, NJ 08230 609-478-2165 landandseafurniture.com Heritage Links Golf Course 1375 Rte 9 Palermo, NJ 08223 609-390-4500 golfheritagelinks.com

FOOD & RESTAURANTS

Ludlam Island Brewery 9 Stoney Court Ocean View, NJ 08230 609-263-6969 ludlamisland.com Bailey Grind 3016 Route 9 Ocean View, NJ 08230 609-624-7555 thebaileygrind.wixsite.com Rt. 50 Coffee & Produce 67 Route 50 Ocean View, NJ 08230 609-675-5971

Golf Cart Sales 101 Route 50 Seaville, NJ 08230 609-390-7762 golfcartsalesllc.com

Dunkin Donuts 4 S. Shore Rd. Marmora, NJ 08223 609-938-0457 dunkindonuts.com

Advantage Rental & Sales 100 Route 50 Seaville, NJ 08230 609-390-2345 Advantageequipmentsales.com

Andy’s Counrtyside Farm Market 1400 Rt. 50 Woodbine, NJ 08270

Charles Stecher Jewelers 41 Route US 9 South Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-0010 stecherjewelers.com Boulevard Liquors 501 Roosevelt Blvd. Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-1300 superliquorsnj.com Village Pharmacy 38 Tuckahoe Road Marmora, NJ 609.390.9594 marmorapharmacy.com Post Net 12 Route 50 Seaville, NJ 08230 609-624-8750 postnet.com/nj109 Dollard Baker Sew Vac 232 S. Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-0343 dollardbakersewvac.com

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Misty Meadows Sheep Dairy Farm 100 Dennisville-Petersburg Rd. Woodbine, NJ 08270 mistymeadowsheepdairy.com Kirk’s Pizza Rt. 9 Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-1845 kirkspizza.com Deauville Inn 201 Willard Road Strathmere, NJ 08248 609-263-2080 deauvilleinn.com Dino’s Seaville Diner 31 Route 50 Seaville, NJ 08230 609-624-3100 dinosdiner.com Giuseppe’s Gourmet 108 Route 50 Ocean View, NJ 08230 609-390-8797 giuseppesgourmet.com Mama Mia’s 4 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Marmora, NJ 08223 mamamiasnj.com

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McDonald’s 2087 Route 9 Seville, NJ 08230 609-624-1600

Luna Soul and Bowl 108 Rt. 50, Units 2 & 3 Ocean View, NJ 08230 lunasoulandbowl.com

Pappy’s 205 Roosevelt Blvd. Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-8600 pappyspigroast.com

NON-PROFIT

Pork Island Grill 3401 Asbury Avenue Ocean City, NJ 08226 609-398-OINK (6465) @porkislandBBQ Seaville Tavern 29 New Bridge Rd. Ocean View, NJ 08230 609-624-3136 seavilletavern.com Surf Dog Bar & Grill 1563 Dehirsch Ave Woodbine, NJ 08224 609-722-1059 surfdogbarandgrill.com Taco Shells By The Sea 4 Roosevelt Blvd. Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-5757 tacoshellsbythesea.com Teresa D’s 3075 N. Route 9 Ocean View, NJ 08230 teresads.com Tokyo Mandarin 4 Roosevelt Blvd. #H Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-8883 themandaringroup.com Tuckahoe Inn 1 Harbor Road Beesleys Point, NJ 08223 609-390-3322 tuckahoeinn.com Village Kitchen 46 Tuckahoe Road PO Box 682 Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-1174 villagekitchennj.com/ Yesterday’s 316 Roosevelt Blvd Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-1757 yesterdaysbar.com

Second Cape May Baptist Church 600 S. Shore Rd Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-0681 secondcapemaybaptist.com Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township PO Box 658 Marmora, NJ 08223 609-390-5656 uppertwphistory.org Endicott Reardon Family Museum 3036 S Shore Rd Ocean View, NJ 08230 609-624-0600 ermuseum.com The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage of Stockton University 610 Washingtonton Ave Woodbine, NJ 08270 609-861-5355 thesam.org AOH All Irish Martyrs Cape May Division PO Box 126 Marmora, NJ 08223 609-548-6426 Rotary Club of Ocean City-Upper Township PO Box 1187 Ocean City, NJ 08226 ocutrotary.org Sea Isle Post Ofiice 145 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Sea Isle, NJ 08243 bit.ly/seaislepostoffice Upper Township, Township Hall 2100 Tuckahoe Road Petersburg, NJ 08270 609-628-2011 uppertownship.com


WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HEALTH

CAPE REGIONAL HAS UPPER TOWNSHIP WELL COVERED.

If your family is like most Upper Township families, things are always going from busy to busier. That’s why Cape Regional Health System has expanded its team and services in Upper Township. With locations in Marmora and Seaville, the services you need are just around the corner.

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Urgent Care Primary Care Physical Therapy Lab Draw Station Specialty Care • Cardiology • Urogynecology • Penn Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Cape Regional makes it easier to keep your family healthy. And that helps us all feel better. Flexible appointment times available, call 609.463.CAPE.

Most insurances accepted.

For a healthier life.

MARMORA Hope Medical Commons 210 S. Shore Road, Suite 103 609.463.CAPE Cape Regional Urgent Care 8 Route 9 South 609.465.6364 SEAVILLE Cedar Square Shopping Center 2087 Route 9 609.463.CAPE | CapeRegional.com 609.463.CAPE

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