Memorial Day 2016

Memorial WreathAnnual Memorial Day services will take place in Wellwood Park at Maple & Linden Avenue on Monday, May 25th at 10:00 a.m. There will be a wreath laying, guest speakers and refreshments. The program will be conducted by the F.W.Grigg Post 68 Deputy Commander, The American Legion, Merchantville, New Jersey. In the event of inclement weather the service will be held at the Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue.

MBPA kicks off Scavenger Hunt

downtownRegistration for the Merchantville Scavenger Hunt is now open! There is no fee to participate. This is an all ages event and anyone from any town is welcome. The winning team will receive a basket filled with goodies from the over 20 participating Merchantville businesses! To register, simply email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with: your team name and the names and email addresses of each team member. You'll receive a confirmation email with a complete list of rules. Then on April 30th, we will email each team member a complete scavenger hunt list. You'll have through May 8th to find as many of the clues as possible.

Summer Program at The Station
eilandStarting June 27th-July 29th Eilandarts Center is offering week-long, themed art camps that will provide children (ages 5-12) with a range of classes and themes to fit any artistic interest. Students are encouraged to imagine and explore creatively, while making their own artistic masterpieces. Each week children will have the opportunity to learn a new craft. We think camp should be an educational experience, but most importantly FUN!
2016 Market Season

farmktbag The Merchantville's Farmers Market will kick off its fifth season in June. This community market supports and promotes local farmers, growers and producers of agricultural products and features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, and packaged foods, weekly entertainment, arts and educational programs, and fun activities for everyone. Please visit our Facebook page join us in helping to promote this market season.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Halloween Curfew

tortSafety notice for all parents. Trick-or-Treating in Merchantville will take place on Saturday, October 31st. Merchantville has a Borough ordinance regarding curfew during Halloween. No one under the age of 18 is permitted to be on the streets of Merchantville from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m the following

Crusemire is in command
Crusemire, a senior lefthander, wasn't a first-team, all-conference selection as a junior and won't be attending college on a baseball scholarship. But if the first two weeks of the baseball season are any indication, Crusemire is set to make some serious noise. And so are the Irish. "He's such a quiet kid," Camden Catholic coach Bob Bergholtz said. "He's not a rah-rah type. But he's a fierce competitor. He wants the ball." Crusemire is 2-0 with an 0.70 ERA for the undefeated Irish, who are 4-0 and No. 17 in the Inquirer Top 25. Read more
Merchantville Station Cafe: Arts Hub as Redevelopment Linchpin

edward-brennanTo Merchantville Mayor Ted Brennan, the Station cafe is the keystone to redevelopment in the heart of his borough’s business district. “For a long period of time, it’s just been corporate offices,” which provide ratables, but which don’t offer a unique cultural aspect, Brennan said. Adding a fine and performing arts space at the center of the borough downtown, however; that’s something he can work with.

Read more at NJ Pen.

Merchantville Woman’s Club Celebrates 120th Anniversary
To celebrate their 120th anniversary, the Woman’s Club of Merchantville will be hosting a special guest day on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 12:00 p.m. at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Ave., Merchantville, NJ. The program will feature a brief history of the Merchantville Woman’s Club and its impact on our local community over the past 120 years. A special display of vintage clothing from Rebecca's Vintage Boutique & Consignment Shop of Bordentown, showing the evolution of women’s fashions from 1894 to 2014 will be presented. Light refreshments will be served. Anyone interested in the club’s activities and scheduled upcoming events may call Jan Hanson at (609) 410-4650 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Sweet Halloween treats

candyapplessmAt more than 90 years old, Aunt Charlotte’s Candies is a fixture in downtown Merchantville. Housed in a beautiful building that was once an 1890's feed store, the Oakford family showcases a bounty of candies, pops, caramels, chocolates, pretzels and butter crunch. Halloween brings seasonal a treat, the candy apple!  Today, third generation owners, Randy Susan Oakford and Penny Oakford Trost are joined by the fourth generation Ryan Trost in continuing their standard of excellence, a "Delight in Every Bite."

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