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Upper Township WELCOME TO

Where to Eat, Shop, Stay, and Play in Upper Township, NJ welcometouppertownship.com


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Color abounds. Photo by Jim Indo welcometouppertownship.com

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Peeking through a lifeguard stand. Photo by Shannon Fuller


About This Book

By BILL AND STEF GODFREY, GONE NATIVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

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ELCOME to the first in what we hope is a long line of guidebooks for the warm and welcoming hamlet of Upper Township, NJ. Our company, Gone Native Communications, Inc., has published guidebooks for Ocean City for five years now and one day, not long ago, we thought we’d try and offer Upper (as the locals call it) its own beautiful publication (you know, to match the beautiful scenery for which UT is famous). So we did it. And we hope you like it. The reason we were able to put this book together is because of the support we received from the

community in the form of advertisers. The front of this book hopefully provides you with a brief glimpse of Upper – enough info to get you out there and having a good time. The second half of this book is our advertiser section. Upper is fabulous, we all know this, and major reasons why are the wonderful locals, the wonderful businesses, and the wonderful

visitors who come here to enjoy all we have to offer. There are tons of places in Upper and tons of things to do, from dining to shopping to fishing, kayaking, boating – you name it. And we hope you’ll find a new family tradition, or a new favorite shop (or restaurant or activity or whatever) in the pages of this book. So, please visit the shops, restaurants, service businesses and activities you see on these cool pages. Let them know you found them in this book. That will make them happy and us happy and all that happiness will spread. If you’re a visitor, take this book home and peruse it at your leisure. Share it with a friend perhaps. If you’re a local, we hope you’ll leave it on your coffee table so your guests can also discover all that Upper has to offer.

Upper Township WELCOME TO

Welcome to Ocean City Guidebook

and Smart Phone App The Welcome to Ocean City guidebook is another of our books and the only guide you’ll need if you’re visiting our neighbor to the east, Ocean City. Similar to this book but in hardback, The OC guidebook will help you discover all that’s best about America’s Greatest Family Resort. The guidebook is also available as a smartphone app. Download our app for FREE, just by scanning this QR Code! We love free, don’t you?

Where to Eat, Shop, Stay, and Play in Upper Township, NJ

You’ll see QR Codes throughout the book. Grab your smart phone, open your QR Reader, and scan the QR Code to the right to go directly to our website. Scan the others in the book to head right to the business’ website or Facebook page. Easy! welcometouppertownship.com

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Welcome to Upper Township PUBLISHERS Stef Godfrey, Bill Godfrey DESIGN Stef Godfrey

A GONE NATIVE PUBLICATION Gone Native Communications, Inc. PO Box 63, Marmora, NJ 08223 www.gonenativecommunications.com (609) 675-0867 Copyright 2012 by Gone Native Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. The contents of this book are property of Gone Native Communications, Inc. Reproduction of the materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, without the prior written consent of the publisher, is prohibited by law.

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EDITOR Bill Godfrey INTERNS Taylor Canavan, Cassie Plunkett, Joanna Heston CONTRIBUTORS Kelly Tjoumakaris, Kristen Dowd PHOTOGRAPHERS Jim Indo, Michael McMahon, Pam Leypoldt, Jim Reighn, Shawnda McGinnis, Ray Zaleski


contents features Welcome to Upper Township................. 4 Events....................................................... 6 On the Beach........................................... 8 Rollin’ on the River................................ 12 History of Upper Township.................. 20 The A-Z of Upper Township...... ..........24 The Thing I Like Most About UT.......30

advertiser’s index

good food

La Fontana Del Mare.............................38 La Fontana Coast...................................39 Kirk’s Pizza..............................................40 Baked Pastry Shop..................................40 Deauville Inn..............................................41 Tuckahoe Inn..........................................41

health and beauty

Sooy Fitness............................................52 Reflections Hair, Skin, and Nails...........53 CK Pilates...............................................54

home

Foglio’s Flooring Center and Window Treatments.............................................. 57 Marmora Kitchen and Bath..................57

auto

Gentilini Motors.................................... 58 Shore Clean Express.............................. 59

services

Tomorrow’s World

Early Education Center............................60 Broadley’s MDI......................................61 AMA Landscaping................................61

banks/insurance

1st Bank of Sea Isle City....................... 62

McMahon Agency................................ 63

organizations

Upper Township Business Assoc.......... 36 Ocean City/Upper Township Rotary.... 65

shopping

TackleDirect............................................42 Island Beach Gear...................................42 The Spot by Jilly’s....................................43

bike sales/rentals

Tuckahoe Bike Shop.................................44

activities

Jilly’s Arcade.......................................... .46 Gillian’s Funland.................................... 48 Mouse Trap Bowling Alley....................49 Bay Cats Kayak/Catamaran Rentals.....49

motor sports

Seaville Motor Sports............................ 50

water sports

All Action Water Sports........................ 51 EZDock Floating Dock System...........51

Above, a Great Egret takes flight. Photo by Ray Zaleski

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Nearly 50 percent of Upper Township is open space. Photo by Jim Indo

Welcome to Upper Township! roll down the windows, feel the salt air... you’ll love our laid back vibe

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HERE is no place like home. And if your home is Upper Township, NJ, then consider yourself lucky. We have miles of open space, great schools, beautiful waterways and short drives to anything we can’t find here. Upper, as the locals like to call it, receives accolades just about every year for being one of the best places to live in New Jersey. It’s no surprise then that we take pride in keeping our community clean, safe and ready day after day. If you’re a visitor here we hope you notice and keep coming back. Because we work hard to keep Upper a great place. Not just for us, but for the multitudes of visitors who flock here every summer. If you’re looking for a superb vacation, Upper has great stuff – beaches, birding, biking, kayaking, waverunning - and some plain ole’ places to relax. There’s also shopping, dining options, playgrounds, special events, family festivities... we’re talking plenty of possibilities

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here. Whether you live here, or you’re here for a day, the week, or perhaps the rest of your life, we’ve got plenty for you to do. We have sublime beaches and guarding these beaches is the Upper Township Beach Patrol, a thoroughly professional unit. Follow their instructions and remember to always SWIM NEAR A GUARD and listen for their whistle. One thing I find most impressive about Upper is that almost 50 percent of Upper Township is open space. All that open space lends itself to an outdoor lifestyle and it’s one of the reasons residents love it here. We have miles and miles of marshland areas, we’re adjacent to the Jersey Pinelands, we have designated wildlife preserves, and lots of farmland too. All that open space means you can take advantage of the excellent birdwatching, fishing, and tons of other outdoor recreation. Go ahead and camp and hike in Belleplain State Forest. Visit the nearby wildlife areas in-

cluding the Tuckahoe-Corbin City Fish and Wildlife Management Area. The shore town of Strathmere has a quiet charm but still offers easy access to bustling Ocean City to the north and Sea Isle City to the south. Beesley’s point is a great place to slide your waverunner into the water or just sit and relax. Upper Township has tons of parks and playgrounds too, spread out across the Township’s 68 square miles. Enjoy! Upper Township Community Center 1790 Route 50, Tuckahoe Office for sports recreation programs, open gym with basketball courts, community room available for wrestling, cheerleading, senior bingo and community events. Caldwell Park Stagecoach Road, Palermo Ft. Nuwi Playground Picnic Area, football field, three baseball fields, batting cage, four


Upper is home to magnificent beaches

tennis courts and two basketball courts. Amanda’s Field 10 Sunset Drive, Petersburg Playground, picnic area, 1.3 mile bicycle and jogging path, skate park, soccer and multipurpose fields, Tyler Davis Soccer Fields, men’s softball field, indoor baseball facility.

Webster Avenue, Strathmere Playground and picnic area. Taylor Avenue, Strathmere Boat ramp (no permit required). Bayview Avenue, Strathmere Boat ramp (no permit required).

Somers Avenue, Seaville Three girls softball fields, concession stand, batting cage.

Harbor Road, Beesley’s Point Boat ramp, (seasonally a permit is required), beach (seasonally guarded).

Old Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg Lacrosse field, T-Ball field.

Golden Oak Lane, Beesley’s Point Playground and picnic area, basketball court, shuffleboard Court.

Strathmere Beach Lifeguard Station at Williams Avenue, seasonally guarded between Seaview Avenue south to Nelson Avenue. Catamaran Beach, between Prescott and Nelson (permit required). Fishing Beach, Whittier Avenue to Williams Avenue. Surfing Beach, Vincent Avenue to Sherman Avenue.

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, two baseball fields, two basketball courts, two tennis/ pickle ball courts.

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The Strawberry Festival at Gandy Farm

winter, spring summer or fall, there’s always something to do in UT

june June 2 STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL At the historic Gandy Farmstead, Tyler Road (Route 616). Lots of food , crafters and children’s activities. Sponsored by The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, whose mission is to preserve the diverse history of Upper Township for the education, enlightenment and pleasure of present and future generations. Call (609) 390-5656 or visit www.uppertwphistory.org.

july July 4 JULY 4 FESTIVITIES The day starts with a parade down Commonwealth Avenue in Strathmere. There’s a spectacular fireworks display at dusk at Amanda’s Field, Route 50 and Sunset Avenue, Peters-

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burg. Carnival games too from 6 to 9pm. Call the Upper Township Clerk, at (609) 6282011, extension 200.

august 30TH ANNUAL CANOE & KAYAK RACE AND POKER RUN What began almost 30 years ago as a canoe race among friends has grown into a superfun community event during the first weekend of August. The race attracts a wide array of water-borne vessels. Call (609) 628-2372 or visit www.tuckahoenj.com.

october October, Date TBA APPLE FESTIVAL The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township hosts its annual Applefest in October - usually the first Sunday. The event

is held at the historic John Gandy Farmstead, 26 Tyler Road (Route 616) in Greenfield and often runs from 10am to 4pm. The rain-or-shine event includes good food, traditional crafts, a bee-keeping demonstration, children’s activities, face painting, horseshoe pitching, live music and an apple pie baking contest. Admission is free. For more information, call (609) 390-5656 or visit www.uppertwphistory.org.

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CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY The Tuckahoe Christmas Parade is straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Parade follows Route 50 through downtown Tuckahoe and finishes at the Historic Tuckahoe Train Station. A Craft Show is held inside the Station House on Railroad Avenue across from the Historic Train Station. Call (609) 628-2372 or visit www. tuckahoenj.com.


The hay stand on Route 50.

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beach days

With the heat of summer on the rise the best place to be is on one of Upper Township’s beautiful beaches. From surfing to sun-bathing the beach is the perfect setting for a day of relaxation and fun. Here are a few of our fave beach pics.

Mary Kate Rookstool and Lauren Dalzell

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hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by

the tides and follow the sun. -Unknown Lauren and Taylor Lindsay stroll along the Upper sands. Photo by Shawnda McGinnis

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W is for “Wow, Upper Township has great beaches!”

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“On the beach, you can live in bliss.” - Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys

Erick McGinnis relaxes on the Beesley’s Point beach. Photo by Shawnda McGinnis

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Rollin’ River on the

The mighty Tuckahoe River.

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journey along the Tuckahoe River reveals a grass-bordered bank full of unique animals like the Snowy Egret and wooden docks to set your kayak sailing. Take a kayak ride through the mighty river as you turn the pages. Photos and Text by Kelly Tjoumakaris

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Left, a Snowy Egret in the reeds. Opposite Above, a lonely dock on the Tuckahoe River. Below, a female Osprey. Photo by Ray Zaleski.

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“Once through the passage, all sound external to the waterway was defeated by the peace.”

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lthough I have lived less than two miles from the Tuckahoe River for six years, and despite my fancy for paddling local waterways, it dawned on me, while driving through the reaching limbs of the Tuckahoe river on Tuckahoe road accessorized with a Great Blue Heron, that I had never taken oar to water here for a more intimate look. “What nerve I have neglecting such an artful landscape,” I thought. The idea that I deprived myself of such a treat resonated with me until I reached home. Where upon before leaving the car, I texted my friend Kelley, “Do you have a kayak?” Kelley and I have been friends since college where we rowed together on the crew team. She, my champion adventure mate, was always up for perusing wildlife by way of camping, hiking, surfing or kayaking. She texted back without pause and through a myriad of text banter that took less than 20 minutes, I discovered a friend with a two-seat kayak and we decided to go in less than a week’s time. I would meet her at her house, not even a mile from mine, on a Saturday afternoon after lunch.

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Below, our fearless travellers go with the flow. Right, Monarch Butterflies, photo by Ray Zaleski

Packing did not take long because I required very little. I wanted very little distraction during my amusement ride through a National Wildlife Refuge. It required no ticket, so with hat atop head, and camera dangling from wrist, I left for Kelley’s house knowing no two kayak rides were alike and wondering, “What will it be today, river? The tango? The Waltz? The Rumba? “ Our time in the kayak surpassed our time in the car-ride there. Having only driven on two roads, there was scant time enough to plan. And so there was no plan. With the only kayak we could get our hands on, an ocean kayak, in tow and no plan to speak of, other than the Tuckahoe River, Kelley and I decided to pull over at any given spot that magnetically pulled us forth. The force was strong with the Tuckahoe River that day. It only took seconds to be beckoned by the cedar trees that lined Tuckahoe Road. They seemingly pointed in unison toward a break in the trees, like a door or entryway to the river; we pulled over in a dirt path marking what must be an entry point for many other river enthusiasts. It was a definite point of passage. A creek

meandered its way in such proximity to the road that it appeared to be shaking hands with it. This is where we boarded. In the short distance from car roof to river, the kayak (made for aquatic adventure not for dehydrated, sedentary life) weighed down on us with great excitement and pulled us forward to the water which seemed to come to us in fantastic anticipation. The “boat ramp” was fashioned out of a mixture of muck and grass and was lined with crushed shells which, together with the Laughing Gulls, gave a glimpse of what lie a few miles east of us; the Great Egg Harbor Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, where the river empties. As we repelled from the bank in the obsidian-tinted water, we immediately felt part of the refuge. The grass stubbled banks shifted toward another creek. We were afloat for a dozen strokes and we came to the intersection of two creeks marked by a planted marina of no activity where boats solemnly awaited their turn to dance. The docks were barren save for a faction of gulls. We made a right onto Cedar Swamp Creek, a tributary of the Tuckahoe, and then stroking rhythmically and in limbo

fashion we passed under Tuckahoe Road. Once through the passage, all sound external to the waterway was defeated by the peace. We were in a more remote, yet playful, area characterized by taller, thicker grasses and reeds and it became apparent the wind and current were working as a team. Belaying my white fisherman bucket hat and arming myself with an oar, I prepared for the coming currents and gusts. It wasn’t long before a strong breath of river air came upon us, grabbing my hat and blowing it like a bubble over and across the river - but it was not to land in the tall grass waiting there to catch it. The wind was to betray the grass and granted the water the game winning catch. Or was it? The hat, showing great fortitude, held on to the air as long as it could on the surface and appeared as if it was waiting for a life preserver. While its puppeteer, the current, played defense against us and the gulls hovering in on the hat. At first, our attempts to retrieve the hat were futile, going in circles as if we were descending a drain. We consulted our playbook and our game winning strategy was having the stern


row while the bow retrieved. Barring the new soggy nature of the hat, it was successful. Kayakers-1, The Mighty Tuckahoe- 0. We got our bearings and rowed with slow progress looking for signs of fauna. Tall grass and reeds lined the black water runway while whistling a tune which was to be our score for the day. Turkey buzzards circled above with watchful eyes as mine were fixed on the grassy banks until they caught glimpse of motion seemingly synchronized to the grass-roots score. Cocking my camera, I froze and directed my company’s eyes in the direction of the show. Brown fur just grazed the surface of the water. What followed was the first of many camera misfires: Sleek brown fur sighted. Shoot and miss. No picture. Stream-lined, brown, furry body frolicking in the water like a dolphin riding a wave. No photographic opportunity. Small brown furry head with stubby ears, black eyes, a dog-like nose and whiskers sighted. Gone before my finger hit the camera trigger. “I see you river otter,” I kept saying. But he was camera shy and an elusive fellow. Slippery weasel - literally. We hugged the bank where we saw the otter and had one more sighting of him. We got the feeling he too, like the current and the wind, was toying with us. This was a game of hide and seek and it was not one we would win. No longer undefeated, we decided to stop keeping score and turned off into a break in the tall grass. Though we turned out of sight from the wind, we coasted forward without having to add muscle. The current assisted us in breaking the inertia. Though our friend, the otter, remained hidden from lens, our off-path excursion unveiled dwellings belonging to another wetland occupant. Lodges built of reeds and mud punctuated the trip through the hidden grassland. An entire village of muskrat lodges emerged from the banks of the grasslands. The water yielded to our oars with little

resistance in the hidden maze of this grassland. Contemplating turning around, we decided instead to look for thoroughfare. We came upon a humble, weathered, handcrafted fishing dock. Off in the distance cedar trees made their appearance again; they stood tall, dignified and watchful over the wetlands. We reached a cul-de-sac, turned around, and did the quickstep back to the reeds that never tired of their song. Once we turned out of the area of hidden muskrat dwellings and back onto the creek to

make our way back, we were met with considerable winds that seemed amused by advancing us into the grassy banks. We contested by rowing on opposite sides of the kayak and in crew fashion with power strokes; we charged on by forceful, continuous and rhythmic blows to the water. Once under the bridge, we were surprised to see white water which caused me to put my oar down and stare. It began to whirl us about like a theme park ride. Fighting the potential to capsize as we came around the marina, we again answered to the forces of

nature thrown at us by tapping into our old crew skills and retorted to wind and current by making it back to nature’s dock. The laughing gulls were no longer there which proved to be remiss on their part because our exit was beleaguered by amusement. The moon, having grown tired of pulling on the tide all day, released its grip and the ebb that ensued left us with the absence of a ramp and in its place an aqueous mud solution. We rowed up to the sloping bank and I took one small step toward a patch of grass believing it would be stable enough for me to step and drag the kayak up to dry land. Such an efficient exit was not to be. The muck swallowed my leg and was not kind enough to spit it or my flip-flop back out. My black Reef© flip-flop, circa 1992, was gone, fathoms deep in the muck. A flip-flop that has seen countless oceans, beaches and wetlands would now become vaulted in the banks of the Tuckahoe forever. It would not go without its partner. For when my right leg was freed, the left leg launched forward inland and it was as if the muck opened up and said “ahhh.” Another flip-flop down and now the pair will be fossilized there together as pairs should be. My lower limbs looking fossilized themselves emerged with a mud mask and marched on while my first mate navigated the muck without losing her sole. The kayak adventure varied greatly from all previous trips but similarly emulated a dream. The dream, not having been the same as any before, also did not read the same backward as forward as is implied by the palindrome name. On any given kayak trip on the Tuckahoe river, the laughing gulls could have been herons, the turkey buzzards could have been bald eagles, the otters could have been turtles, the muskrat lodges could have been trees with roosting egrets, low tide could have been high tide, the hat could have been an oar and the flip flops, well the flip flops could have been anyone’s.


This page, clockwise from top left: fall in UT. A sign of the times. The John Gandy House. One of the township’s many walking trails. Photo by Jim Indo. Gandy House by Kristen Dowd.

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ENJOYING THE SUNSET. A bird sits atop an evergreen tree as the sun sets on the town. Photo by Michael McMahon

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF

Upper Township just love living in Upper Township. I could brag and tell you about how our little corner of the world is consistently voted among the top place to live in New Jersey by various magazines, but, in the

interest of modesty, I’ll not do that. Here in “UT” we have great schools, shaded streets, open space, a river, a bay, restaurants and so many great attributes I could go on forever (did I mention the past about the magazines and the voted best place… oh. I did.). There are more “villages” in Marmora than days in the week. Palermo, Marmora, Seaville, Petersburg, Greenfield, Middletown, Tuckahoe, Marshallville, Steelmantown, Strathmere and Beesley’s Point are the towns within the township here in northern Cape May County. If I’ve neglected one I deeply apologize. Another reason I like UT – and the entire East Coast including New Jersey – is its sense of history. We here on the East Coast were the first ones in on the “America” gig (no offense California). And I love having that history as a backdrop to my current place of residence (did you know that New Jersey is sometimes referred to as “the Cockpit of the Revolution” because of its importance during the Revolutionary War?). So how did UT begin… Well the American Indians were here first. It’s commonly held that the Indians of this area were Algonquins of the Lenni-Lenape, or Delaware, tribe. They called themselves the Scheyechbions, or Turkey Tribe. They were hunters and fishermen and while some may have been year-round residents, others may have been more migratory. It’s believed that with the encroachment of European settlers, the original inhabit-

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ants simply left in the summer of 1735 or 36. Upper Township was originally called Upper Precinct. Historians believe the earliest settlers may have arrived around 1690 or so, give or take. Among the earliest was a man called John Townsend, a devout Quaker who was banned from the New York Colony and bushwacked his way south until settling in this area. Among his neighbors were the Corsons, Leamings, Ludlams and Godfreys. Early European settlers included Swedes, the Dutch and English Quakers. Quakers, Methodists and Baptists were the religions the settlers brought and many of their original meeting houses and churches still stand in the area. Whaling was one of the original industries and Peck’s Beach (now called Ocean City, but originally part of Upper) and Ludlam’s Beach (now Sea Isle and Strathmere) were the epicenters of that business (the southern portion of Strathmere is still known as Whale Beach). When whales became scarce the locals turned to boat building, lumbering and farming. The Tuckahoe River was a huge influence on life at the time. The river buzzed with activity in the early 19th century with three major industries; shipbuilding and the sea trade; bog iron production and glass making. In the early 1800s many two- and three-masted schooners were built and launched in the Tuckahoe River. The timber was cut from the abundant woodlands and the Aetna Furnace at Head of the River supplied the iron. Aetna Furnace also supplied many of the nails used in the area. With the passing of the glassworks in Marshallville, the Aetna Furnace closed and the heyday of wooden sailing vessels gone, Tuckahoe became a railroad town, becoming an engine repair station for the Pennsylvania Seashore Line. In the 1890s, dozens of trains could be seen puffing and chugging through Tuckahoe packed with tourists heading to the seashore for a day of fun. Much of the land in Upper Township is protected from development, so the scenery is mostly unspoiled. New Jer-


sey Monthly magazine ranked Upper Township as the second best place to live in the state in its 2008 rankings of the “Best Places To Live,” and was number five on the 2010 list. Upper Township is perfect for almost every kind of outdoor activity, except perhaps skiing. In 1898 the State of New Jersey took a giant step toward organizing itself and Upper Township became one of the 103 original townships in the state (yeah, it’s sort of a big deal). Since then the township has remained mostly rural. These days, locals and visitors can find plenty to do along the Tuckahoe River. The tidal river winds for 25 miles through Corbin City and Upper Township before it empties into the Great Egg Harbor Bay. Along the way, paddlers and boaters will find themselves surrounded by scenic marsh landscapes, forest, railway, and even the backyards and personal docks of the locals. The river itself has both culture and history, as it has functioned as an early way of trade and transport. Those who travel by kayak or canoe may even find cranberries floating along the current, leftover from one of the historic local cranberry bogs. The river has a number of convenient drop-in points, including Head of the River Church, and along Route 50 and Old Tuckahoe Road. A favorite starting point for boaters and kayakers alike is found at the Tuckahoe Fish and Wildlife Management Area. Here thousands of preserved acres of forest and marsh offer miles of trail, rifle and archery ranges, swamps, and ponds. The Tuckahoe reaches and wraps around the area, offering a place for trailering boats and pushing-in kayaks and canoes, as well as one of the best local places for spotting wildlife. Thanks to the Preservation Society of Upper Township, the Greater Tuckahoe Merchants Association, Jenna McCoy and Beth Broadley

The windmill at Gandy Farm

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Summertime... THE BAND SUBLIME said it best. In summer, life is easy, breezy and filled with seconds, minutes and hours that seem to go by slowly yet somehow fast at the same time.

Photo by Jim Indo


and the livin’s easy


THE A TO Z OF

Upper Township BY BILL GODFREY AND JOANNA HESTON

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is for “A little slice of heaven,” which is what you’ll find in Upper Township. We have so much open space you can get lost (so be careful). Hike in Belleplain State Forest and check out nearby wildlife areas including the Tuckahoe-Corbin City Fish and Wildlife Management Area. A is also for auto, as in you “auto” make sure your car is road ready. Stop by Gentilini Motors for quick and dependable service. It’s a family-owned and operated company located off of Route 550 in Woodbine for all of your car’s needs. At Shore Clean Express Care, cars get the special attention they deserve at low prices. Open seven days a week. Located off of Route 9 in Marmora.

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is for birding and Upper Township is flush with a gazillion species of fowl that you can add to your checklist. There is a lot of open space in Upper. B is also for bowl – find your bowling groove at one of Mousetrap Lane’s 12 brightly-lit lanes. Whether you’re planning a party or just want a fun night out, Mousetrap is the place to go, featuring a full-service menu and arcade area for the kids.

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is for canoeing. Got one? Drop it in the Tuckahoe river and slide la-

zily along this scenic river. There are put-in points all over the township. C is also for cut your grass. From regular lawn maintenance to a complete overhaul of your yard, AMA Landscaping has you covered. Serving the Cape May County area, AMA offers full-service landscaping. Spruce up your backyard for your next summer BBQ with AMA.

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is for drop everything and unwind. Who feels like cooking after a long hard day on the beach or the river? Um, nobody. So let the fine restaurants of Upper Township do it for you. From fine dining such as Tuckahoe Inn, Deauville Inn, and La Fontana to a more casual bite such as Kirk’s Pizza, Upper has great places to eat.

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Entertain the kids (very important!). Spend the day at Gillian’s Funland in Sea Isle City. Your kids will love it and so will you. Gillian’s offers safe and exciting fun for the entire family with 20 different rides. What are you waiting for?

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ish – Here fishy fishy. Enjoy a lovely, relaxing day on the bay with the fish. But first, you’ll need some fishing supplies. Stop by TackleDirect located off of Tilton Road in Egg Harbor Township. With over

9,000 fishing products, you’ll be able to “hook” exactly what you need before hitting the water. Get reel!

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game on. Bring your “A” game to Jilly’s Arcade on the OC Boardwalk as you play the latest games and some of the classics, too. A family-friendly environment with an ice cream area and on-site change machines. Jilly’s is open everyday and 24/7 in summer.

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Hello beach day. If it’s sunny and hot you can head to one of Upper’s awesome beaches. Strathmere is adjacent to Sea Isle and is famous for its laid back attitude while Beesley’s Point is off the beaten path (and you can stop in the Tuckahoe Inn afterwards for a bite and a beer). H is also for home and home is also where the heart is. Always wanted new carpets, but could never decide? Foglio’s in Marmora is the place to start your remodeling project. The family-owned business that’s been serving the South Jersey area with floor covering and window treatments for over 20 years will help with all of your remolding ventures. And at Marmora Kitchen and Bath you can upgrade your kitchen and bath with help from the pros.


Kayaking near the Parkway Bridge in Beesley’s Point. Photo by Shawnda McGinnis

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Indulge your sweet tooth. Cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, petit fours, fancy cupcakes and more fill the expansive menu of Baked Pastry Shop in the Wayside Village. The shop offers catering of private parties, birthdays, weddings, and other events. Plus, Chef Corey Taylor uses all natural ingredients. Yeah, I’m headed there now, too.

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Just do it. Like to workout? Running and biking perhaps? We have great roads for road biking here in Upper and sleepy neighborhoods for a relaxing run around town. Plus there are group bike rides at the Tuckahoe Bike

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means Kayaking. Explore the open seas and back bays by kayak! Let Bay Cats Kayak and Catamaran Rentals make the water a little more fun. They have everything you need for a safe and fun voyage on the water. Located between 3rd and 4th street in Ocean City, Bay Cats ensures a fun day for the entire family.

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Look around. We live here and we’re still amazed by the beauty of this little hamlet. Next time you’re driving around, take a moment to look around and appreciate this beautiful


Fishing on the dock of the bay, watching the tide roll away. Oooooh. Photo by Shawnda McGinnis

landscape. And if you really like it here and want to spend more time here then L is for loans. Want to buy a house, but you just need a little help? Let First Bank of Sea Isle City help. They offer a full range of banking services, including savings and checking accounts and loan products for residential properties, commercial properties and investment homes.

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Mani/Pedi Day. Treat yourself to a Mani/Pedi at Reflections in the Wayside Village. From the time you walk in to the time you walk out, the Reflections environment is a serene and enjoyable one. Appointments are suggested, but walk-ins are welcome. Go ahead pamper yourself.

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to Island Beach Gear in Ocean City. Grab everything you need for the beach in one convenient location. Right over the 9th Street Bridge; load up on summer’s best merchandise. You’ll find anything you need in this store and more!

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Ooh I’m hanging at the edge of the bay watching the tiiiiide roll away... there’s a great little spot for hanging out off Mosquito Landing Road in Tuckahoe... you’ll have to find it yourself – we don’t give up our secrets that easily. Need your own dock? Let EZ Dock Floating Dock System supply you with durable, stable, safe and versatile docks. The design is also weather and environmentally-friendly. Never worry about your boat again.

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Pilates. Spend some time toning your muscles, building flexibility and most importantly, relieving the stresses of everyday life at CK Pilates. Located on Route

9, CK offers classes for men and women, ranging from Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, TRX, Spinning, Yoga, and more. Schedule your next appointment online at ckpilatesllc.com.

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Quiet Time – Rainy day and you can’t be outside? Enjoy a good book at the Cape May County Library in Upper Township. The kids will love it too. The library holds special events such as puppet shows and crafts for kids. Enjoy some “quiet time” you don’t always get.

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Ride to live, live to ride – Seaville Motor Sports offers motor sports for the entire family. SMS is an authorized Suzuki dealer with a variety of ATVs, motorcycles, and scooters for sale. They also offering services and repairs. It’s something fun for the adventurous crowd. If you’d rather enjoy the slow relaxing ride of a bicycle, Tuckahoe Bike Shop has bicycles to


Left: An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day... Henry David Thoreau Right, the John Gandy House was built in 1815 and is on the National Register of Historic Places

buy or rent. Imagine cruisin’ down to the boardwalk on a brand new bike.

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Schools. If you don’t live here, you might want to move here just for the schools. It’s never too early to start educating. Tomorrow’s World Early Education Center has been teaching and nurturing for over 30 years. Tomorrow’s World offers gymnastics, dance, soccer shots, computers, sign language, Spanish and Zumba, just to name a few. Open year round, Monday through Friday.

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Take Care of Business. We know you’re enjoying summer, but make sure all the loose ends are tied up. And if you need business (or personal) service there are businesses in UT that can help. Try McMahon Agency for insurance and investments.

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is for “U bet it’s hot!” Make sure your cooling system is ready for the summer heat. Let Broadley’s MDI fix any heating or cooling and plumbing problems.

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is for visit our playgrounds. They’re all over the township and many of them have picnic areas. V is also for volunteer – Help out in the community by joining the OC/UT Rotary Club – a great volunteer organization with over 86 years of service to help both locally and globally in communities around the world.

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Water Sports. Whether it’s the fast action of a jet-ski or the smooth sails of a boat, All Action Water Sports has it all. All Action offers a comprehensive list of services, from major repairs to fiberglass, by five-star certified Yamaha mechanics. Get out of bed and get on the water.

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marks… The Spot! Head to The Spot, on the Boardwalk, for licensed college gear and professional MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA gear. The Spot also has custom embroidered hats and shirts and brands such as New Era, Banner 47, Reebok, Majestic, and more.

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is for your sense of tranquility when you enjoy UT’s open spaces.

Zumba – Join the Zumba party at Sooy Fitness. This fast-paced, exhilarating exercise will have you actually wanting to exercise. And the best part… no experience is necessary. Lynn Sooy and her team of instructors help you master the moves and take part in this easy to follow exercise experience.

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A STROLL ON THE BEACH Paw prints mark the shoreline as a dog gets some exercise on the beach. Photo by Shawnda McGinnis


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HIS QUESTION IS TOO EASY REALLY. The biggest thing is my neighbors – absolute best. Yesterday was a huge example when local fire companies organized a benefit for a young girl who is sick and without health insurance. Next would have to be our beaches – both little Beesley’s Point and Strathmere – some of the only “natural” waterfront areas left. Take out what you brought in because no one else is cleaning them. I love this because it allows the shells, seaweed and anything else the ocean or bay sends out to still be there for us all to enjoy. -Ted Lands, Beesley’s Point and UT/OC Rotary Club

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’D HAVE TO SAY ONE OF THE THINGS I most love about UT would be how nice the people are that I have met in the last 16 years and the support they give our local businesses. -Chuck Baker, Shore Clean Car Wash and Express Oil Change

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UR TOWNSHIP HAS A REAL SENSE of community, providing the residents abundant park facilities, excellent schools, economic opportunity and safe neighborhoods while also attracting responsible business growth. The most important factor that makes the community so great is the people that live and work here. It demonstrates that we are, in fact, the sort of friendly, loving, compassionate community that really does embrace everyone. As branch manager of Wings, I have the opportunity to travel to many different countries, cities and communities and see how fortunate we are to have a real sense of pride in our community. I couldn’t ask for a better place to work and help others plan their dream vacations and in the end realize, like Dorothy, there’s no place like home.” -Sue M. Burns, Branch Manager, Wings Travel Group

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HAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT UPPER township is the small town feel it has. There’s a real sense of community in Upper Township that I haven’t experienced anywhere else. The schools are excellent. It’s a very family-oriented place that offers so much for the children. Upper Township provides the kind of clean and safe environment that I want my children to grow up in. I also love the people. From fire and rescue to children’s sports, Upper Township has an abundance of caring and dedicated volunteers who make our community a better place to live. Without them we wouldn’t have the

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quality of life you get from living in a caring community. When someone is in need, these folks are there to help in so many ways. We are lucky to have so many neighbors who care about the community they live in and Upper Township is a better place because of them. -Margie Barham, Beesley’s Point resident and executive director, Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Southern Branch

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PPER TOWNSHIP IS THE PERFECT LOCATION. Where else can you reside in a nice quiet home on lots with real acreage and yet be so close to night life, music and the arts? The Ocean City Boardwalk and its music pier is so close. Richard Stockton College offers the arts and means to further your education and career. Plus the night life and excitement of Atlantic City is only minutes away. Then we have the natural beauty of the beaches, back bays and the Great Egg Harbor River. Combine all this with citizens that have a sense of caring and community and you have Upper Township! -Larry Schmidt, president and CEO of First National Bank of Sea Isle

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GREW UP IN THE VIBRANT COMMUNITY OF Upper Township right on Exit 25. Before there was a commuter parking lot, there was a huge field with a giant tree to climb, enough space for touch football games in the fall and baseball in the spring. The parkway overpass was known as The Hill. This is where we gathered in the winter to sled and ride our saucers. In the summer, we used a water heater box to slide down the hill. We thought it was a really large mountain. We rode our bikes to the bay, now the Upper Township Beach, near Tuckahoe Inn. Our parents knew where we were and that we were safe. There are more organized sports and events in Upper Township now, and I believe it’s still a safe community to raise your children. We have an excellent school system, dedicated teachers and community leaders and an outstanding Fire Department and Rescue Squad. Why would anyone want to live anywhere else? -Beth Broadley, Broadley’s MDI (at Exit 25!)

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ITHOUT QUESTION, I LOVE THE SMALL town charm. There are friendly faces wherever you go, whether it’s a quick grocery store run, a walk through your neighborhood or grabbing dinner around town. It’s a close-knit, caring community. What’s not to love about that? -Kristen Dowd, native daughter of UT

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REALLY LOVE THE RURAL SETTING THAT IS Upper Township. We have so much open space and that’s a great part of living here. I also like being close to the beaches in Strathmere and Beesley’s Point. We also have excellent recreational facilities for all ages. And undoubtedly the people who live here are some of the greatest, most caring people. We all work hard and it’s a privilege to be able to serve them as mayor. -Rich Palombo, Mayor of Upper Township

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LIKE THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY. UPPER Township is a close-knit community, where families and friends are quick to come together to support and encourage one another. Whether it be a fundraiser, a benefit, a Meal Train, a prayer chain, or parents fighting for their child’s education and/or teachers’ rights, Upper families take care of each other, lifting one another up when they’re down. I am proud to be a member of this community, proud to be a parent of an Upper Township student, proud to be a teacher at Trinity Nursery School, and honored to have the support and love of those I call neighbors and friends here in Upper Township. Then there’s the fun side of UT. Growing up in Cape May, where the beach is always crowded (and you need beach tags), it’s nice to be able to hit Strathmere, where it’s guarded, clean, and free. The Summer Life Guard Camp for the kids is great – gives us momfolk a few hours to soak up the sun without scanning the ocean every two seconds for our kids and gives the kids a summer learning experience. Across the street you can sit outside at the Deauville Inn, enjoy some good food, drink some beverages, and catch some rays, all while the kids are catching hermit crabs. And don’t forget Friday nights in summer at the Tuckahoe Inn, outback with family, friends, and the Mighty Parrot Band, where every limbo dancer gets “leid” (now that’s real living in Upper Township!). - Shannon Fuller, local mom, teacher, and resident... and fan of GLove and Special Sauce. And Jane’s Addiction.


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Even in the wintertime, Upper’s streets are beautiful. It’s scenes like this that make you realize what a wonderful place Upper Township truly is. Photo by Stefanie Godfrey

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And now... the only guide you’ll need for

Where to Eat, Shop, Stay and Play in Upper Township

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businesses

UPPER TOWNSHIP BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Upper Township Business Association UpperTwpBusinesses.com UpperBizz@gmail.com Small Town Charm Shopping, Dining, Services, Etc. Something for Everybody Dinner Meetings & Mixers Group Promotions Business Networking

If you own a business in Upper Township and would like to join the UTBA, please email them for an application

OPEN FOR BUSINESS THE Upper Township Business Association shows locals and tourists alike that there is something for everyone in Upper Township – it’s a place to shop and dine, seek professional services and participate in community life.

exploring the UTBA FROM THE BAY TO THE FARMS The members of the Upper Township Business Association come from all reaches of this 64-square-mile township, including Beesley’s Point, Marmora, Palermo, Seaville, Tuckahoe, Greenfield, Marshalville, Steelmantown, Petersburg and Strathmere. SHOP LOCAL The mission of the Upper Township Business Association is to showcase and promote the many businesses, services and shops in our township. There are over 100 members offering everything from insurance to photography to beekeeping. Our motto is neighbors helping neighbors; when we shop locally, everyone benefits.

good things to know MEETINGS and mixers are regularly held by the association for members to discuss business, promote one another and socialize. Anyone interested in joining the association is welcome and encouraged to attend an upcoming event. Check out the Upper Township Business Association Facebook page for a schedule.

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Antiques/Collectibles Capt. Scrap’s Attic (609) 861-3800

Auto Repair/Detail

Car Caress II 100 Stagecoach Road, Marmora (609) 938-0516 Maximum Marine, Auto,Trailer 1581 Route 50, Petersburg (609) 628-3115 Shore Clean 452 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-7400

Beekeeping/Farming

Evans Cedar Beehives, LLC 2 Seasounds Avenue, Marmora (856) 457-4572

Concrete & Block

Action Supply, Inc. 1413 Stagecoach Road, Seaville (609) 390-0663

Day Care/Preschool

Lil’ Prodigy Learning Center 47 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-1800 Tomorrow’s World 261 Tuckahoe Road, Marmora (609) 390-1670

Dining/Coffee/Bakeries Baked Pastry Shop 32 Tuckahoe Road, Marmora (609) 390-0515 Coffee Etc. 3016 Route 9, Seaville (609) 624-7555 Deauville Inn 201 Willard Avenue, Strathmere (609) 263-2080 Island Shore Chinese 232 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-7320 Obadiah’s 301 Roosevelt Boulevard, Marmora (609) 390-3574 Pappy’s Pig Roast 205 Roosevelt Boulevard, Marmora (609) 390-8600 Red Sky Cafe 3054 Route 9, Seaville (609) 624-2550 Seaville Tavern Routes 50 and 9, Seaville (609) 624-3136

The Custard Hut 109 Route 50, Seaville (609) 390-0361 The Tuckahoe Inn 1 Harbor Road, Beesley’s Point (609) 390-3322 Yesterday’s 316 Roosevelt Boulevard, Marmora (609) 390-1757

Gifts/Jewelry/Kitchen

Eco-Friendly

Beauty/Fitness

Shaklee (609) 377-6912 Solar Ameria, LLC PO Box 137, Marmora (609) 432-2754

Equipment Rentals

Advantage Rental & Sales 100 Route 50, Seaville (609) 390-2345 LC Equipment, Inc. 394 Route 49, Tuckahoe (609) 628-1800

Financial/Accounting 1st Bank of Sea Isle City 2072 Route 9, Seaville (609) 624-1000 Boenning & Scattergood Inc. 16 Roosevelt, Marmora (609) 390-4470 Cape Bank 46 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-3500 Fitzpatrick, Biongiovanni, Kelly 293 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-8855 Fox Chase Bank 8 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-9666 Metlife (609) 425-0878 Michael J. Bohrer, Esq., CPA 820 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-0600 Ocean City Home Bank 105 Roosevelt Boulevard, Marmora (609) 927-7722 PNC Bank 22 Roosevelt Boulevard, Marmora (609) 390-3300 TD Bank 132 Route 9, Marmora (609) 391-2296

Charles Stecher Jewelers 41 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-0010 The Maple Tree 12 Route 50, Seaville (609) 624-8733 Village Card and Gift Shop 50 Tuckahoe, Marmora (609) 390-0274 Avon (609) 628-1910 Caribbean Exposure Tanning Salon and Spa 2087 Route 9, Seaville (609) 624-2445 Snap Fitness of Marmora 4 Roosevelt Boulevard, Marmora (609) 390-4800 Sooy Fitness (609) 377-0982 Starstruck Dance Academy 67 Route 50, Seaville (609) 545-0980

Health

Drs. Pritz and Gray Eyecare 295 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-9112 Family Vision Care 32 Roosevelt Boulevard, Marmora (609) 390-3994 Ocean View Chiropractic 94 Route 50, Seaville (609) 545-0445

Home & Garden

AMA Landscaping PO Box 692, Woodbine (609) 675-8192 Foglio’s Abbey Flooring Center 344 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-3876 Luke’s Landscaping 149 Route 50, Seaville (609) 390-0278 Marmora Kitchen & Bath 344 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-9004 Swim Again Pools & Spas 215 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-8869 TD Remodelers 118 Bryan Road, Marmora (609) 390-1942

Wild Garden Accents 3002 Route 9, Seaville (609) 624-9444

Insurance Services

Darby Insurance Agency 4 Roosevelt Boulevard, Marmora (609) 390-5667 Thomas Heist Agency 4 Roosevelt Boulevard, Marmora (609) 390-0333 McMahon Insurance Agency 222 Route 9, Marmora (609) 399-0060 William J. Brown Agency, Inc. 33 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-1140

Media/Newspapers

Gazette Newspapers 2087 Route 9, Seaville (609) 408-4039 Gone Native Communications PO Box 63, Marmora (609) 675-0867 Press of Atlantic City (609) 513-2846

Miscellaneous

Broadley’s/MDI 115 Roosevelt Boulevard, Marmora (609) 390-3981 Chuck Battersby Water Service 14 Church Road, Marmora (609) 390-3241 Discovery Wings Travel 34 Tuckahoe Road, Marmora (609) 390-9101 Dollard Baker Sew Vac 232 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-0343 Duncan’s Estate Services, LLC 3071 Shore Road, Marmora (609) 665-3752 EarthTech Contracting 155 Route 50, Seaville (609) 390-2127 Forever Pure Water Conditioning 104 Route 50, Seaville (609) 390-2022 Godfrey Funeral Home 644 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-9699 Golf Cart Sales 101 Route 50, Seaville (609) 390-7762

Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township www.uppertwphistory.org Innovative Leadership 293 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-2830 Party Hoppers, LLC 42 Tuckahoe Road, Marmora (609) 374-1194 SC Martinelli Land Surveying 1217 Route 9, Seaville (609) 390-9618 TEC Elevator, Inc. 34 Route 9, Marmora (609) 602-5751 U.T. Challenger Program (609) 425-3919 Whippoorwill Campground 810 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-3458

Mortgages/Real Estate Drinkard Real Estate 71 Route 50, Seaville (609) 390-8700

Pets

Beacon Animal Rescue 701 Butter Road, Marmora (609) 390-7946

Printing & Shipping

Allegra Marketing, Print & Mail 510 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-1400 Post Net 12 Route 50, Seaville (609) 624-8750

Promotional Products Jersey Devil Specialties PO Box 534, Marmora (609) 827-0779 Keltex Apparel (609) 624-3252

Self Storage

Guardian Self Storage 1420 Route 50, Tuckahoe (609) 628-3000 Marmora Mini Storage 215 Route 9, Marmora (609) 390-3567

Web Design

Art Shed Photography & Design 45 Hope Corson Road, Seaville (609) 432-8603 OC DesignsOnline (609) 675-0912


good food

LA FONTANA DEL MARE

La Fontana Del Mare 1 S. Commonwealth Avenue Strathmere, NJ 08248 (609) 263-7700 lafontanadelmare.com Italian Fine Dining BYOB Reservations Available Dine In or Take Out Table Service Private Parties Off-Site Catering

Appetizers $5-14 Pastas $14-19 Entrées $17-26 Credit Cards Accepted

getting there RIGHT on Strathmere’s main drag, at 1 South Commonwealth Avenue.

exploring the restaurant FINE DINING AT THE SHORE In 1998, La Fontana Del Mare brought fine dining to Strathmere. And for the past 14 years, Chef Bujar Daku has continued this legacy with delectable dishes and impeccable service. A HOMESTYLE MENU It’s the dishes served up on Italian tables for centuries. Using fresh, top quality ingredients, it won’t matter if you choose a homemade pasta or scrumptious seafood entrée – you can count on each being prepared with passion and perfection. FOR THAT FIRST DATE - OR FAMILY NIGHT An adaptable ambiance makes La Fontana Del Mare the perfect venue for a date night out or a large family affair. It’s a warm, intimate atmosphere.

good things to know IT’S BYOB, so bring a favorite bottle of wine to complement your homemade gnocchi or tender veal parmigiana. And don’t forget dessert – like the rest of the menu, these sweet endings are all homemade and definitely worth the indulgence.

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LA FONTANA COAST

La Fontana Coast 5000 Landis Avenue Sea Isle City, NJ 08243 getting there A BLOCK from the beach, nestled between 50th and 51st Streets in Sea Isle City.

exploring the RESTAURANT A TASTE OF ITALY AT THE JERSEY SHORE Authentic, classic Italian cuisine is the name of the game at La Fontana Coast. Chef Bujar Daku pairs the freshest ingredients with from-scratch recipes to create exquisite dishes to please every palate. MEDITERRANEAN AMBIANCE & SINCERE HOSPITALITY La Fontana Coast boasts a Southern Italian seaside villa décor in a classy, yet casual setting. The skilled staff pays attention to every detail, from the moment you walk through the door until your last delicious bite. FISH OF THE DAY Fresh fish selections change daily, plus some fish are caught by local fishermen.

(609) 486-6088 lafontanacoast.com Italian Fine Dining BYOB Table Service Reservations Available Outdoor Patio Eat In or Take Out

Appetizers $10-13 Pastas $18-26 Entrées $23-28 Credit Cards Accepted

good things to know WHETHER you like to savor a deep red wine or crack open an ice cold beer, be sure to bring your own bottle to enjoy alongside dinner at this BYOB establishment. And don’t forget to leave room for dessert. These Italian sweet treats are all homemade, too.

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KIRK’S PIZZA

getting there

Kirk’s Pizza 44 Route 9 South Marmora, NJ 08223 (609) 390-1845 Visa and Mastercard

STRAIGHT shot up Route 9, between Roosevelt Boulevard and Tuckahoe Road. It’s the cream-colored house-turned-pizza shop with the green and red sign.

exploring the Restaurant AN UPPER TOWNSHIP LANDMARK Kirk’s Pizza has been serving up pies for decades, and it’s no wonder. The pizza hits that perfect cheese-to-sauce ratio, the toppings are always fresh and the crust is just right. Of course, it’s not all about the pizza – Kirk’s subs and sandwiches are delicious works of art, too. GREAT HOURS, GREAT SERVICE The pizza joint is open for lunch and dinner and it’s perfect for flying solo or a group outing. Kirk’s well-priced menu is available for take-out or prompt delivery, too. Added bonus? With the Kirk’s Pizza staff, everything is served up with a smile.

BAKED PASTRY SHOP

getting there

Baked Pastry Shop 32 Tuckahoe Road Marmora, NJ 08223 (609) 390-0515 bakedpastryshop.com

BAKED Pastry Shop is tucked away in Wayside Village, the charming shopping center along Tuckahoe Road in Marmora.

exploring the bakery DECADENT GOURMET DESSERTS

Key lime pie parfaits, chocolate espresso scones, raspberry financiers... Hungry yet? If it’s a sweet you crave, the heavenly bites at Baked are what you deserve. They are addictive, amazing, and inspired. Baked Pastry Chef Corey Taylor combines Old-World techniques with cutting-edge culinary science to create his out-of-this-world desserts. Cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, petit fours, fancy cupcakes and more fill the expansive menu. Chef Corey uses all organic and natural ingredients in all of his products, and a little love too. Call for catering – private parties, weddings, birthdays, any size events.

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DEAUVILLE INN

getting there THAT depends... By land, it’s at the foot of the Corson’s Inlet Bridge, Strathmere side. By sea, it’s at the foot of the Corson’s Inlet Bridge. Just pull up and dock at the convenient facilities.

exploring the RESTAURANT SO MUCH IS SPECIAL AT THE DEAUVILLE INN The sunsets are pretty special. So is the food. And the friends you meet there. There is much that’s special about the Deauville. The Deauville offers four distinct and different places to enjoy yourself. First, you can dine dockside and enjoy the summer breezes. Or opt for airconditioned comfort and dine while overlooking the bay. Then there’s the famous Sports Bar, which offers 11 Big Screen, HDTVs. Or go for the most casual spot available – the beach. The venue is available for weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, retirement parties, family reunions and any other special event. The Deauville offers free valet parking in season.

Deauville Inn 201 Willard Road Strathmere, NJ 08248 (609) 263-2080 deauvilleinn.com

TUCKAHOE INN

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NESTLED on the bay in Beesley’s Point – take Route 9 to the water, making the last right onto Harbor Road. Arrive by boat, too, and dock right at the restaurant.

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DIVERSE MENU, CASUAL ATMOSPHERE Quality fare in a casual family setting – that’s the Tuckahoe Inn. Known for its diverse menu, this restaurant serves up everything from delicious crab cakes to tender prime rib. There are plenty of specials, too, including Monday to Friday happy hour, “Combination Mondays” and “Land and Sea Tuesdays” year-round. Eat in the comfortable dining room, sit at the bar or take in the Great Egg Harbor Bay while unwinding with a cocktail and listening to live music at the restaurant’s Back Bay Cafe in the summer. Call-ahead seating, reservations and walk-ins are all accomodated. The Tuckahoe Inn’s free docking is available on a first come, first served basis.

Tuckahoe Inn 1 Harbor Road Beesley’s Point, NJ 08223 (609) 390-3322 tuckahoeinn.com

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shopping

TACKLEDIRECT PREMIER FISHING OUTFITTER

getting there ON TILTON Road, not far from the GSP, in the same area as Produce Junction.

TackleDirect 6825 Tilton Road, Bldg C Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234 (609) 788-3819 tackledirect.com

exploring the Store EXPERIENCED STAFF SERVING CUSTOMERS FOR 40 YEARS Anglers traveling from Philadelphia, D.C., and around the globe have discovered the finest premium fishing tackle and value at TackleDirect. Their multi-million dollar fishing tackle inventory is unmatched in the area. With more than 9,000 unique fishing products from top manufacturers, you can find exactly what you want at TackleDirect. The staff has served fishing enthusiasts for three generations and over 40 years. Their knowledgeable and friendly crew is ready to serve you both before and after the sale. Plus, their buying power allows them to take advantage of volume discounts and then pass those savings on to you.

ISLAND BEACH GEAR

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Island Beach Gear 9th and Bay Ocean City, NJ 08226 (609) 643-0474 islandbeachgear.com

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AS SOON as you cross the (new and improved) 9th Street Bridge coming into Ocean City, at the corner of 9th Street and Bay Avenue.

exploring the store EVERYTHING FOR THE BEACH A huge selection of beach gear. Actually, it’s not fair to call it a “huge” selection. It’s more like a colossal selection. Anyway, they have a ton of stuff for beach lovers and gift buyers. They specialize in hard-to-find beach chairs, beach apparel, and accessories from Telescope, LaFuma, Ostrich, and many more high-quality beach brands. Backpack beach chairs, lounge chairs, children’s stuff, sun protection, toys, umbrellas, clothing, footwear, carts, coolers, cameras, hats, bodyboards, kites, tricycles, wagons – we told you they have a colossal selection. Free on-site parking too.


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THE SPOT, BY JILLY’S

The Spot 762 & 1066 Boardwalk Ocean City, NJ 08226 getting there TWO LOCATIONS on the Ocean City Boards – between 7th and 8th Streets and between 10th and 11th Streets.

exploring the StoreS THE SPORTS FAN BOUTIQUE The Spot at 762 Boardwalk is the Jersey Shore’s only Sports Fan Boutique and features many hard-to-find products for your favorite local teams. From old-school jerseys and satin jackets to the latest New Era fitted caps and team T-shirts, you will be sure to find something extraordinary and unique. NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, and NCAA products will all be on hand. The Spot will even customize your hot new apparel with your own name and number on the back. OFFICIALLY LICENSED COLLEGE & PRO, MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA CUSTOM-EMBROIDERED HATS AND SHIRTS, NEW ERA HATS BANNER 47, REEBOK, MAJESTIC, RETRO SPORT, AND MORE

(609) 385-1234 shopjillys.com New and Retro Gear Custom Embroidery Open Seasonally Handicap Accessible Hard-to-Find Items Well Stocked Brand Names

Team Sports Gear Accepts Cash, CCs, Trav. Cks

Good things to know THE Spot is part of the Jilly’s family of stores. That means quality and almost 40 years of experience and dependability on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

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The Tour De Tuckahoe, held every May. Photo courtesy Tuckahoe Bike Shop


bike sales/rentals

TUCKAHOE BIKE SHOP

Tuckahoe Bike Shop 2151 Route 50 Tuckahoe, NJ 08270 getting there FIND Tuckahoe Bike Shop right along Route 50 in Tuckahoe.

exploring the store MODERN BIKES, OLD FASHIONED SERVICE Tuckahoe Bike Shop carries the best brands in bicycles, as well as a wide selection of used bikes in great condition. The shop utilizes professional body scanning to match customers with their perfect ride, sizing and adjusting the bicycle to fit individual measurements and preferred riding positions. BICYCLES TO BUY OR RENT Tuckahoe Bike Shop sells all types of bicycles. Bicycles, surreys, strollers and wheelchairs are available to rent at many of the business’s locations, too. A CHANCE TO BIKE INDOORS, TOO There are various spinning classes held at Tuckahoe Bike Shop. During the classes, participants vary pace and position to work on mind and body.

(609) 628-0101 tuckahoebikeshop.com Bike Sales and Rentals Open Year Round Expert Repairs Helmets and Gear Handicap Accessible Experienced Respected

Second location on West Avenue in Ocean City Accepts V, MC, AE & D

good things to know TUCKAHOE Bike is a family-owned, full-service business that can handle all your bicycle and vacation rental needs. They have the latest models, equipment and accessories, a friendly staff as well as quick and expert repair services. Group rides summer Saturdays; 8am, Tuckahoe Store.

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activities

JILLY’S ARCADE

Jilly’s Arcade 1172 Boardwalk Ocean City, NJ 08226 (609) 385-1234 shopjillys.com Open Year Round Family Friendly The Latest Games On-Site Ice Cream Handicap Accessible Parking Available Ten-Cent Skee Ball

Arcade Accepts V, MC, AE & D

getting there ON THE Boardwalk at 12 Street. Listen for the sound of tons of fun happening. th

exploring the arcade LET’S JUST TALK FOR A SECOND ABOUT JILLY’S HOURS In summer, Jilly’s Arcade is open 24/7. That’s right, they don’t close from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Cool, huh? Off season, they’re still open everyday. EVERY DAY. CLASSIC GAMES PLUS THE LATEST GAMES You’ll find skee ball, pinball, pool, air hockey, basketball, the Groove, Percussion Master, Drumscape, Top Skater, Alpine Racer, World Kicks, Pump it Up and a lot more. Since it’s a part of the Jilly’s family of stores, it’s family friendly. JILLY’S RENTAL CENTER (FREE PARKING!) Come to Ocean City without a bike? No problem. Jilly’s has a full bike rental service in the back of Jilly’s Arcade. They have surreys, speed bikes, beach cruisers, kids bikes and more. Their prices are great and they offer free parking during your hourly rental. Wheelchairs, tandems, cruisers, helmets, kid seats and so much more!

good things to know JILLY’S is the best bang for your buck. A roll of quarters and you’re set for hours.

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GILLIAN’S FUNLAND

Gillian’s Funland 42nd and Bay Sea Isle City, NJ 08243 (609) 263-1363 gilliansfunland.com Foot of the Sea Isle Bridge

getting there CROSS the bridge into Sea Isle. You can’t miss it, it’s on the right. Turn right onto Park Road then right onto 42nd Place.

Family-Friendly Opens at 4pm Large Parties Welcome Handicap Accessible Parking Available Birthdays & Group Rates

Amusement Park Accepts Visa, MC & D

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SAFE & EXCITING SUMMER FUN Gillian’s Funland is the newest and most visible landmark in Sea Isle City after opening on the waterfront in 2009. And like its big brother in Ocean City – Gillian’s Wonderland Pier – Funland should be in the top 10 of your “things to do in this lifetime” list. Well, at least “Top 10 things to do in Sea Isle.” It’s that fun. Funland is an amusement park with nearly 20 different rides, with three new rides in 2012. It’s definitely the place for families looking for safe and exciting summer fun. AN AMUSEMENT PARK FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY The Gillian family started in the amusement business in 1930. The business model has changed somewhat over the years, but the Gillian family continues its tradition of “Amusements with the Family in Mind.” If you’re a kid, have kids, or are a kid at heart then Funland, well... it’s all there in the name – it’s a land of fun!

good things to know THEIR tickets NEVER expire! Funland has the same ticket prices as Wonderland Pier in Ocean City and tickets are interchangeable between the two parks.

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MOUSE TRAP BOWLING ALLEY

getting there STRAIGHT shot from Upper Township along Route 610 into Woodbine.

exploring the bowling Alley FROM BOWLING TO BURGERS, MOUSE TRAP HAS IT ALL It’s fun for the whole family at Mouse Trap Bowling Alley. Find your bowling groove at one of 12 brightly-lit lanes. Battle villains and conquer pinball in the arcade. Getting hungry from all that activity? Unwind and fill up with food and drinks at the Mouse Trap Lounge, which features an expansive, well-priced menu and a full-service bar. Hit up the Trap for a fun night out, or plan your next birthday bash with fun party packages.

Mouse Trap Bowling Alley 2051 Route 610 Woodbine, NJ 08270 (609) 861-BOWL mousetrapbowlingalley.com

good things to know YOU don’t have to be a pro to enjoy Mouse Trap Bowling Alley, but leagues are available.

BAY CATS KAYAK AND CATAMARAN RENTALS

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BETWEEN 3rd and 4th Streets on Bay Avenue in Ocean City, next door to Bayview Marina. Look for the catamaran out front.

exploring the bay SAILING AND KAYAKING Bay Cats is the area’s premier place for all your sailing and kayaking fun. They have everything you need for a safe and fun adventure on the water. Sign on for a Guided Kayak Nature Tour and explore the amazing web of life between Upper Township and Ocean City. The safe and stable Hobie kayaks make it suitable for the whole family! Kids sailing camps and private lessons too.

Bay Cats 316 Bay Avenue Ocean City, NJ 08226 (609) 391- 7960 baycats.com

good things to know USCG Licensed Captains. Sailing excursions. Reasonable rates. Seasonal passes available.

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motor sports

SEAVILLE MOTOR SPORTS

Seaville Motor Sports 3024 Shore Road Seaville, NJ 08230 (609) 624-0040 seavillemotorsports.com Authorized Suzuki Dealer Motorcycles, Scooters & ATVs Accessories Service & Repair Financing Available Supports Local Charities Supports Motor Sports Events

Suzuki Motorcycles & ATVs Open 7 Days a Week

getting there SEAVILLE Motor Sports is on Shore Road, less than a mile past the Shore Road and Route 50 intersection, heading south.

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AUTHORIZED SUZUKI DEALER Seaville Motor Sports is proud to offer the outstanding quality of Suzuki motorcycles, scooters and ATVs. The business’s state-of-the-art Seaville headquarters opened in 2009, and visiting the spacious facility is an experience all on its own. The knowledgeable and friendly sales division helps customers find their dream ride, and the certified mechanics make sure that ride is running safely and properly. The focus of Seaville Motor Sports is customer satisfaction with fun products and services. MOTOR SPORTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Seaville Motor Sports doesn’t just cater to adults – the company is a huge supporter of youth riding, too. They carry the finest in kids’ chest protectors, gloves and boots, and the ME Fast line is an economical way to begin learning how to ride.

good things to know OUTREACH is important at Seaville Motor Sports. The business raises awareness for breast cancer, houses a drop box for the Atlantic City Rescue Mission and does its part to support various local charities and motor sports events.

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water sports

ALL ACTION WATER SPORTS

getting there BACK towards the bay. Turn onto Woodlawn Avenue from Somers Point-Mays Landing Road.

exploring the business A ONE STOP SHOP A top dealer in Yamaha Wave Runners and jet boats. A comprehensive list of services, from major repairs to fiberglass, by five-star certified Yamaha mechanics. Machine transportation. An array of accessories. Summer and winter storage for Wave Runners, boats and trailers. Basically, All Action Water Sports does it all.

All Action Water Sports 1 Woodlawn Avenue Somers Point, NJ 08244 (609) 601-0444 allactionmotorsports.com

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CHECK out the showroom at the Somers Point location, and then head to Seaville to take in the larger showroom at Seaville Motor Sports, 3024 Shore Road.

EZDOCK FLOATING DOCK SYSTEM

getting there EZDOCK Mid-Atlantic is headquartered at Seaville Motor Sports on Shore Road in Seaville.

exploring the dock system LARGEST DISTRIBUTOR IN THE WORLD EZDock was the first of its kind and continues to dominate the market with its floating dock system. The docks are durable, stable, safe and versatile. The design is also weather- and environmentally-friendly. EZDocks Mid-Atlantic has grown from a local dealer status to a distributor, managing six states and becoming the largest EZDock system distributor in the world.

EZDock Floating Dock System 3024 Shore Road Seaville, NJ 08230 (609) 486-5193 ezdocksusa.com

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REST assured with the EZDock full, eight-year warranty. A variety of extended warranty services are available, too.

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health & beauty

SOOY FITNESS

Sooy Fitness sooyfitness@gmail.com Whippoorwill Campground in Upper Township Flanders Hotel in Ocean City (609) 377-0982 sooyfitness.com Zumba Fitness Aqua Zumba Zumbatomic (kids 4-12) Masala Bhangra (“Bollywood Style”) Classes All Week Long - Mornings & Evenings AFAA and CPR Certified Various Locations In and Around Town

Zumba Fitness!

getting there YOU’LL find Lynn Sooy at various locations in Upper Township and the surrounding area.

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ZUMBA What is Zumba? Well, it’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorieburning dance fitness-party™. And it’s Lynn Sooy’s passion. One class and you’ll be hooked, just as Lynn was after her first class. All shapes, sizes, ages and fitness levels are invited. Absolutely no experience is needed! Kid’s classes (known as Zumbatomic) are also available. This summer, instructor Jen Gillespie is joining the Sooy Fitness team and leading classes with her fun energy. Both Jen and Lynn are easy to follow, adapting the workout for all levels. LYNN SOOY Lynn LOVES Zumba (and it shows). She graduated from Widener University with a degree in sports management and was captain of the varsity women’s volleyball team. Lynn is group fitness certified through AFAA, and holds many fitness certifications including BOSU, Les Mills Body Pump and Real Ryder Indoor Cycling. She’s been a fitness instructor for over 17 years and her passion for Zumba is unmistakable.

good things to know LYNN is an American Heart Association CPR instructor. She’s also an Ambassador for The Masala Bhangra Workout (Masala is Hindi for “Spicy”).

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health & beauty

REFLECTIONS HAIR, SKIN AND NAILS

Reflections Day Spa 62 Tuckahoe Road Marmora, NJ 08223 getting there FIND Reflections Day Spa in the middle of Wayside Village, just off Route 9 on Tuckahoe Road in Marmora.

exploring the spa SERENE & RELAXING ENVIRONMENT As soon as you walk into Reflections Day Spa and take in its beautiful and calming atmosphere, your stress will start to melt away – and that’s before experiencing any of the spa’s extravagant services. With 25 years in the business they know how to treat customers properly. WELL BEYOND THE BASICS Reflections offers hair, nail, waxing, skin and massage services in a range of affordable prices. The hair services – for women and men – include cuts, colors, glossing, straightening, perms, Aqua Extensions and more. If not looking to spruce up, calm down with one of Reflections’ facials or massages. The Reflections Signature Facial is customized to clients’ specific needs. Massages range from traditional Swedish to integrated to deep tissue to warm stone, all by expert massage therapists in a private, quiet room. Appointments recommended, but walk-ins welcome.

(609) 390-9864 Full-Service Hair Salon Free Hair Consultations Manicures & Pedicures Specialty Nail Services Waxing Services Signature Facials Make-Up Lessons Massage Services Gift Certificates

Open Tuesday to Saturday Accepts V, MC

good things to know CONSULTATIONS for hair are free and recommended with most services, so take advantage and speak to a technician before your appointment.

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CK PILATES STUDIO

getting there

CK Pilates Studio 533 Route 9 South Marmora, NJ 08223 (609) 457-3041 ckpilatesllc.com

ABOUT one mile south of Roosevelt Boulevard on Route 9 in Marmora. Set back from the road, so keep an eye out for the sign on the east side of the street.

exploring the business EXPERIENCED, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND TRAINED STAFF Stronger muscles, optimal flexibility, totally toned... sound like the body you’re looking for? CK PILATES STUDIO is the place to achieve it. The studio focuses on the principles of STOTT PILATES, offering a challenging regimen of exercises which not only improves your body, but helps you maintain an injury-free, active lifestyle too. Classes for men and women, ranging from Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, TRX, Spinning, Yoga, and more… SCHEDULE SESSIONS ONLINE CK PILATES offers online scheduling. Visit them at www.ckpilatesllc.com.

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Marmora Volunteer Fire Company, Tower 1550 Photo by Joe Reighn

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FOGLIO’S FLOORING CENTER & WINDOW TREATMENTS

getting there FOGLIO’S is on Route 9, south-bound side, one mile south of Roosevelt Boulevard.

exploring the Store ONE-STOP SHOPPING. TOP BRANDS. Foglio’s Abbey Flooring Center is a family owned business that has been serving the South Jersey area with floor covering and window treatments for over 20 years. We are your onestop shop for any project on the interior of your home. Carrying and installing a superior selection of carpet, vinyl, hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, window treatments and area rugs. Realistic displays throughout the store help you to make your material selections and designs.

Foglio’s Flooring Center 344 S. Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 (609) 390-3876 FogliosAbbey.com

good things to know FREE Estimates, Interest Free Payment Options, Modern Showroom.

MARMORA KITCHEN AND BATH

getting there MARMORA Kitchen and Bath is on Route 9, south-bound side, one mile south of Roosevelt Boulevard (located in Foglio’s Flooring and Design Center).

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Full line of cabinets, from builder grade to full custom. Counter tops include granite, quartz and laminate. Full line of sinks and faucets available. Standard vanity run to custom design ideas.

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Marmora Kitchen and Bath 344 S. Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 (609) 390-9004 marmorakb@yahoo.com

THE store’s “full install” handles all of your cabinet, countertop, lighting, tile, electrical and plumbing needs, plus it’s all in-house for your one-stop convenience.

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auto

GENTILINI MOTORS

Gentilini Motors 555 John S Penn Blvd 412 Washington Ave & Rt 550 Woodbine, NJ 08270 (609) 861-0100 24-hour tow: (609) 861-6107 www.gentilinimotors.com Speedy Repair Services, Cars & Trucks 24-hour Towing Services Motor Homes Vehicle Sales - New & Used Auto Detailing Ford & Chevy Parts Wholesaler Family Owned & Operated

Auto Sales & Service Accepts V, MC, AE & D

getting there AN EASY RIDE down Route 550, at John S. Penn Boulevard in Woodbine.

exploring gentilini motors QUICK & DEPENDABLE SERVICE Gentilini Motors will keep the stress of a breakdown from ruining your vacation. If your car or RV is having trouble, rely on the company’s fast, dependable service to get you back on the road. Middle of the night breakdown? No problem. Gentilini Motors provides 24-hour towing. FAMILY & COMMUNITY MINDED Gentilini Motors has been family owned and operated since 1955 and, from the start, the company has been focused on community involvement. Through its event sponsorships, vehicle donations and more, Gentilini Motors works to help build a strong, prosperous community. BEYOND AUTO REPAIR Customers can find brand new Ford and Chevy, quality used, and an array of commercial vehicles. Already have your vehicle? Make it new again with Gentilini Motors auto detailing.

good things to know GENTILINI Motors has a rewards program – five percent cash back on all parts and service purchases and every fifth oil change is free!

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SHORE CLEAN EXPRESS CARE

Shore Clean Express Care 452 Route 9 Marmora, NJ 08223 getting there FIND Shore Clean Car Wash & Auto Detailing on Route 9 in Marmora. It’s set back from the road, so watch for the blue and white sign.

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PROTECT & MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE AT ONE LOCATION A car is a big deal. You rely on that baby to take you to work, to the grocery store, to happy hour after work... doesn’t it deserve a little TLC? At Shore Clean Express Care, cars get the special attention they deserve. Car washes start with a hand wash first, an allcloth automatic wash (the only one in Upper Township) and then a towel dry. Or go the distance with the full auto detailing – your car will be like new in no time. The business also features a new Valvoline Express Care Oil & Lube Center, two-bay detail center, self-service vacuums and an array of repair services – including car flood restoration. THE PRICE IS RIGHT For the past 16 years, Shore Clean Car Wash has offered a variety of car washing services, auto detailing and oil changes at reasonable prices.

(609) 390-7400 Car Washing & Detailing Auto Oil & Lube Windshield Repair Car Flood Restoration Professional Staff Quality Products Open Year Round

Open 7 Days a Week Accepts Visa, MasterCard

good things to know UNSURE of the service or repairs your car needs? No worries. The friendly staff at Shore Clean Car Wash will help you figure it out – and they’ll make sure you understand all of the details along the way.

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services

TOMORROW’S WORLD EARLY EDUCATION CENTER

Tomorrow’s World Early Education Center 261 Tuckahoe Road Marmora, NJ 08223 (609) 390-1670 tomorrowsworldeec.com Open Year Round Part-Time & Full-Time Schedules Summer & Holiday Programs Something for Every Child CPR and First Aid Certified Staff State-Approved Teachers Multi-Child Discounts

Open Monday to Friday 6:30am to 5:30pm

getting there NESTLED on a woodsy stretch of Tuckahoe Road in Marmora, you can’t miss this day care center, just up the road from Roosevelt Boulevard.

exploring the Center A LOVING & NURTURING PLACE TO GROW For over 30 years, Tomorrow’s World has provided individualized care to each child who has passed through its doors. It offers care for children ages six weeks to five years and promotes learning as a positive experience for the development of the whole child. And the day care programs are flexible – the center is open year-round, Monday through Friday. EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES AROUND EVERY CORNER Tomorrow’s World offers gymnastics, dance, soccer shots, computers, sign language, Spanish and Zumba, just to name a few. Foster these interests – and so many more – with the wide range of activities offered at Tomorrow’s World, which aim to promote all aspects of personal development.

good things to know KNOWING your little one is in good, safe hands is of the utmost importance, and this peace of minds comes easily at Tomorrow’s World Early Education Center. All of the staff is CPR and first aid certified and have attended additional safety training, and the center’s state-approved teachers hold degrees in early childhood education or related fields.

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BROADLEY’S MDI

getting there BROADLEY’S MDI is on Roosevelt Boulevard, right at the corner of the GSP Exit 25.

exploring the business OVER 65 YEARS OF SERVICE Broadley’s MDI has served Cape May and Atlantic counties for over 65 years, with technicians trained in all areas including service and installation of HVAC and plumbing systems for commercial and residential applications. The business offers a wide range of home energy needs, including heating, cooling, plumbing, refrigeration and energy audits.

Broadley’s MDI 115 Roosevelt Boulevard Marmora, NJ 08223 (609) 390-3981

NJHIC#13VH01292800. NJSL#6077

good things to know BROADLEY’S is a fourth generation business that provides service Monday through Friday and emergency service on weekends and holidays. FREE estimates.

AMA LANDSCAPING

getting there BASED IN Cape May County, this licensed and fully insured company comes to you.

exploring the business UNLOCK YOUR YARD’S FULL POTENTIAL From regular lawn maintenance to a complete overhaul of your yard, AMA Landscaping has you covered. In business since 2006, the company serves Upper Township and beyond with landscaping and hardscaping for both residential and commercial clients. AMA also offers tree and stump removal, ground treatments, sod, stone, sprinklers and powerwashing.

AMA Landscaping PO Box 692 Woodbine, NJ 08270 (609) 628-GRASS www.amalandscaping.com

good things to know AMA LANDSCAPING is a proud member of the Upper Township Business Association and the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce. Visit their website for customer testimonials.

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banks/insurance

1ST BANK OF SEA ISLE CITY

1st Bank of Sea Isle City 2072 Route 9 Seaville, NJ 08230 (609) 624-1000 1stbankseaisle.com Open Year Round Personal Banking Business Banking Loans & Mortgages Parking Lot ATM Location Open Monday to Saturday In Business Over 100 Years

Additional branches in Sea Isle City and Swainton. Loan office in Sea Isle City.

getting there THE bank is on Route 9 in Seaville, just before the intersection with Route 50 and across the street from Cedar Square Shopping Plaza.

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SERVING THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 110 YEARS The 1st Bank of Sea Isle City has cared about the community and its financial needs since 1888. It thrives on the understanding that the more Upper Township succeeds and prospers, the more 1st Bank of Sea Isle City will succeed and prosper, too. The Seaville branch opened in 1987. VISIT THE BANK IN SEAVILLE – OR ONLINE Bank on site from 8:30am until 5pm Monday through Thursday, 6pm Friday or 1pm Saturday. Or take advantage of the company’s free internet banking. With the personal eServices, manage accounts online 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the comfort of your couch. A WIDE RANGE OF BANKING SERVICES Planning to invest in a second home? Need to open a savings or checking account? 1st Bank of Sea Isle City offers a full range of banking services, including savings and checking accounts and loan products for residential properties, commercial properties and investment homes.

good things to know AS LOCAL bankers living in the community, the staff at 1st Bank of Sea Isle City can respond quicker to financial needs since they know the local area, its needs and its desires.

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MCMAHON AGENCY

McMahon Agency 222 South Shore Road Marmora, NJ 08223 getting there BRANCH office at 222 South Shore Road in Marmora. Main office is in Ocean City, and a second branch is located in Mays Landing.

exploring the AGENCY PROMPT, KNOWLEDGEABLE & FRIENDLY SERVICE The customer service is second-to-none with a top-notch staff at the ready. Pair that with connections to the best insurance companies in the state and a 24/7 claims call center, and it’s no wonder McMahon Agency has been around for 90 years – and counting. ALL IN THE FAMILY It’s is a family-owned business, and clients and employees are treated like family, too. BEST INSURANCE PRODUCTS & SERVICES As a co-founder of the New Jersey Agents Alliance, this well-connected agency is able to offer the best of the best to protect its clients, their families and their businesses. Clients can expect to be served by the best of the best, too – all of McMahon Agency’s sales and service staff have specialized insurance accreditations.

(609) 399-0060 (800) 448-6340 info@mcmahonagency.com mcmahonagency.com Insurance and Financial Services Main office in Ocean City Second branch in Mays Landing Individual Client Attention

Main branch on Asbury Avenue, Ocean City. Third branch in Mays Landing.

good things to know NOT only does McMahon Agency support a myriad of local charities and organizations, but a number of its employees serve on volunteer boards, too.

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organizations

OCEAN CITY/UPPER TOWNSHIP ROTARY

Ocean City/Upper Township Rotary Club Meets Thursdays getting there THE Ocean City/Upper Township Rotary Club meets every Thursday: September to June, 6:30pm dinner at Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, NJ 08244, (609) 927-5071; July & August, 7am breakfast at Uncle Bill’s Pancake House, 2112 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226, (609) 398-7393.

exploring the organization SERVICE ABOVE SELF SINCE 1926 Rotary Clubs worldwide promote high ethical standards, world peace and understanding while working to make the world a better place. Women and men join Rotary Clubs to build new friendships and share fellowship while working together on local community projects and around the globe. Ocean City Rotary Charities Inc. is a registered Charity: An IRS certified non-profit 503(c)(3) organization. Rotary is 100 percent volunteer.Weekly meetings feature guest speakers and provide an excellent chance to network and build personal and professional relationships across all vocations – all while making a difference in the community. Join us with your ideas for new service projects to improve our community and world.

(609) 398-1019 www.rotary.org Chartered in 1926 Service Organization Meets at Greate Bay CC & Uncle Bill’s Offers Scholarships Sponsors Exchange Students Serves locally, nationally and internationally

Service Above Self New Members Welcome

good things to know ROTARY has more than 34,000 clubs with 1.2 million members worldwide, all working to fulfill the same commitment – Service Above Self. Rotary was the world’s first international service club with clubs in more than 200 countries. Rotarians are encouraged to visit other clubs during their travels.

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