Pre-K and Kindergarten Roundup

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Merchantville Elementary School offers a half-day Pre-Kindergarten program 5 days a week. It is a developmentally appropriate educational program for four year old children. The curriculum is based on state guidelines that have been initiated and implemented to enhance the development of the pre-school child within a structured public school setting. 

 

Registration for children entering the Merchantville School District Pre-Kindergarten Program in September will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014 – 1:00 PM –3:00 PM.To be eligible to register, a child must be four (4) years of age on or before October 1, 2014. Pre-K Information

 

Merchantville Elementary School offers a full-day Kindergarten program 5 days a week. Registration for children not already enrolled In Merchantville School who will be entering Kindergarten in September will be held Thursday April 10, 2014 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. To be eligible to register, a child must be five (5) years of age on or before October 1, 2014. Kindergarten Information

 
2014 Egg Hunt
Eggs

The annual Borough Easter Egg Hunt will be held on the lawns of the Merchantville Community Center on Saturday, April 12th at 10:00 a.m. Children ages 10 and under are welcome to come to scoop up eggs, candies and treats! Bring your brothers, sisters, friends...and parents and make sure to bring along a basket or bag to collect all your goodies.

 

There will be a special guest appearance by the guy with the Big, Floppy Ears! Parents and relatives are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture the fun with the Easter bunny! For information call 856-662-2474 ext. 157. Rain date: 4/19/14.

 
Tree seedlings
treeSuper Storm Sandy destroyed many trees in Merchantville. Also, many of our trees are mature, and some die every year. New Jersey Forestry together with other organizations is sponsoring the NJ Tree Recovery Campaign. Through this program Merchantville will receive FREE tree seedlings for distribution to residents for planting on their own property. Residents can get up to 5 seedlings at Borough Hall during regular office hours from April 1 through April 18.
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Sailors reunite with loved ones
Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman were reunited with family members deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush Saturday. Among the reunited were Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class John Miller and his wife, Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Nicolle Morris of Merchantville, N.J., assigned to the “Black Lions” of Strike Fighter Squadron 213. It was the first time the couple had seen each other in 8 months. http://bit.ly/1l6FLul
 
Barbara Smith Johnston, 81
Barbara Smith Johnston, 81, of Cherry Hill, a social worker for Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Hammonton, N.J., and the Merchantville School District, died of complications from a stroke Thursday, March 6, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. 
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New Borough grant announced
wmntaskforceThe West Maple Neighborhood Task Force received a federal grant for landscape improvements and street furniture  including trash cans, planters, benches, bike racks, etc. Please contact Denise Brouse, Borough Clerk at (856) 662-2474 X 103 if you are interested in FREE street trees, planters, a bench, grass strip, etc. in front of your site. Only property owners along Maple Avenue, between Wellwood Park and Route 130 in Merchantville and Pennsauken are eligible.
 
Heart-to-Heart fundraiser

carloThere are still seats available at Cafe BellaVita for the fundraiser this Saturday night at 8:00!  Learn more about Heart-to-Heart and enjoy a scrumptious meal by Chef Carlo. This event is to raise awareness of Heart-to-Heart: Comienzos East – Transformative Education in Jails, Prisons and Communities.

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Stamp Club aids historic landmark
batsto poThe Batsto Citizens Committee Inc., Wharton State Forest and the Merchantville Stamp Club announce the opening of the historic Batsto post office on Saturdays beginning this weekend. The post office, is one of the four oldest post offices currently operating in the US, first opened in 1852 and is one of only four in the U.S. authorized to operate without a ZIP code. It’ll be open on Saturdays throughout the year.
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Pockets of pride, Vincent's Panzarotti
Vincent’s Pizza in Merchantville has pizza on the menu. Burgers and fries, too. But most customers don’t come to Vincent’s for the pizza, the burgers or the fries. They come for the panzarotti, a delicacy created first in South Jersey by Pauline Tarantini more than 50 years ago. A panzarotti — which means beer belly in Italian
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