Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Upper Township 5.3.2006

By Rick Racela

The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township will hold an Open House at two historical sites on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
The Friendship School, circa 1830, located at 859 South Shore Road in Palermo is one of the sites.
The grounds also include a privy, a coal and storage shed, and an outdoor pump.
The other location is the John Wesley Gandy House, circa 1815, at 26 Tyler Road in Greenfield.
This one-acre property, known as the Gandy Farmstead, has many old restored buildings, including a barn, a root cellar, a smokehouse, and a woodshed. 
Also, there is a grape arbor, an orchard and herb garden.
Of course, all the restored buildings have an interesting history that you will learn about during the open house.
There is no admission charge but donations are always welcome. For additional information, call 390-5656.
The Acorn Garden Club is having its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. on May 10 at the Upper Township Library’s meeting room.
The guest speaker will be from the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, with a presentation about Victorian table settings.
There will be tea and delicious refreshments as well. All are welcome.
If you have any questions, please contact Jean at 390-1322.
There are lots of goings-on in Ocean City this week.
Tomorrow, head to Ninth Street and the beach at 11 a.m. for Martin Z. Mollusk Day, where you’ll find out if summer is coming early this year.
Friday through Sunday, stroll the boardwalk table sales, and on Saturday, don’t miss the Ocean City Block Party.
There will be over 350 crafters, food, music and fun along Asbury Avenue from Fifth through 14th streets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call 525-9300 for more information about these events.
On May 9, bring your preschool age children to the Upper Township Library at 10:30 a.m. for stories, games and more.
For more information, call 628-2607.
Another library offering worth noting actually happens at the Main Library at 30 Mechanic Street in Cape May Court House, where you can take a free computer course that will teach you the absolute basics.
This workshop is for the complete novice, and it’s sure to give you more confidence and independence on the computer. Get over your fears and into the fun!
Absolutely no skills are required for you to get something out of this class, which is offered at 9 a.m. today, May 11 and June 2.
 It is three and a half hours long and you should pre-register to reserve your spot. Call 463-6350 for more information.
Thanks to everyone who sent news this week. It was really nice to hear from some new sources!
I’m sure there are many of you who have news about spring and summer events that would be perfect for this space, so I hope you won’t be shy about sharing.
 Just call me at (973) 271-1088 or send an email to
I look forward to hearing from more of you.

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