Little League Postponed

Dear Players, Parents, Sponsors and Members of Merchantville Little League: “This is much bigger than any game.” Merchantville Little League along with every other Little League worldwide received the following directive from Little League International: “with the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) , the Little League International Board of Directors and staff is now strongly recommending that all of its local Little League programs suspend or delay the start of their seasons until no earlier than at least, May 11, 2020.“ Due to this and for the health and well-being of our players and members we are suspending ALL LEAGUE operations including – practices, games, scrimmages, meetings and even our opening day ceremonies and league wide picture day now through at least May 11, 2020. Please look for updates on our Facebook page and from our email system at Blue Sombrero as well . Please contact Robert Wetherspoon, President MLL, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Support the Scouts

Hey everyone, it’s time for the Boy Scout Troop 119 Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. This is one of the few fundraising events they hold all year and they need your support. This event takes place on Saturday, February 29th, from 4:00-6:30 p.m. at Trinity UMC Church, 36 W. Maple Avenue, Merchantville. Tickets are: Adults $10, Seniors $8 and Kids $5 and are available at the door. The funds will benefit scouting activities for the boys and the newly-formed girls troop. Thanks for your support!

PYAA Spring Soccer

Online registration for PYAA Spring Intramural Soccer is open until Monday, February 3, 2020. In-person registration will take place on Thursday, January 27th, at the PYAA Field House Located on Elm Avenue from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Please use this link to register.  If you have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and make sure you select the appropriate box while registering. Returning coaches are eligible for a one time $20 discount. If you are a parent who would like to coach or volunteer this spring please message us via Facebook or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view receive the code.

Division Train Meeting

On Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Grace Episcopal Church, 7 East Maple Street, Merchantville, Philadelphia Division 3, MER, NMRA will host the New Jersey Division Model Train meet. Doors open at 8:30. To reserve contact Bill Grosse, 609-532-3431 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Jersey’s Fred Willis revisiting the basic principles of scratch building structures working with photos and discuss techniques for building better entries and how to increase your score not only for the contest, but also to earn merit awards. Mark Wallace will present part two of his ongoing series of clinics about Model Railroad Operations and Dispatching from a Prototypically Functional Approach. Our Jersey hosts are always accommodating with plenty of coffee and donuts, while we naturally supply the Philly soft pretzels. In addition, there will be door prizes and swap tables -  The afternoon will feature several impressive New Jersey layout open houses. For those interested, the original Merchantville train station—now a restaurant—is located a block away on the corner of N. Center and Chestnut Streets - built in 1881 on a line from Pemberton to Camden. 

Weekend Stamp Bourse

The Merchantville Stamp Club will host their monthly Stamp Bourse on Saturday, 12/7/19, 1/4/20 and 2/1/20 in the school gym at Martin Luther Chapel, 4100 Terrace Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ. Bourse Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dealers who are currently committed to the MSC Saturday Bourse include: Jim Chada/Cary Cochran, Woody Fairess/Fisch Stamps, Manny Goldstein/Bob Heaton, Denne Keller/Bruce Lord, Richard Marolda/Dominic Sozio, Sid Morginstin - Button Stamp Co., Ryan Terlecky/Ross Wiessmann, Drew Wintringham, Bob Zatorski - The Excelsior Collection and Charlie Hamilton - C & D Philatelics. For further information, please call Carol Anne Visalli, 856-562-1389 or Bruce Lord 610-356-0867.


Greening the West End

Hi, Neighbors. Now's your chance to help beautify Merchantville's West End for the season! This Saturday, November 23rd, we will be adding holiday greens to the planters on the West End. Saturday should be a perfect day to get some fresh air - 50 degrees and sunny. We are meeting at 9AM at the Wellwood Park gazebo. Please bring gloves and pruners if you have them. As the English writer John Heywood said "many hands make light work" so all volunteers are welcome. Please spread the word!



Collecting for the Needy

The Love in Motion youth group is collecting again this fall for our homeless outreach in Camden and canned goods for the Cathedral Kitchen. We will be headed back out to volunteer again with New Beginnings Camden on December 7th. In addition to toiletries, we are also collecting winter coats, gloves, hats, boots, shoes, and anything to keep warm - including clothes, underwear, blankets - and we are still collecting towels! The Station Coffee in Merchantville is generously helping out by collecting socks and bags - Ipsy, canvas, or drawstring - you can drop those specific items there. The youth group is also collecting canned goods and non-perishables and will have a collection table at the Merchantville Turkey Trot. You can drop off goods for either to the Fitzgerald/Cooper house at 24 Volan Street or the Aman/Kelly house at 112 Locust Street, or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange for pick-ups.

Visit Merchantville CC

Merchantville Country Club's board recently created a video that showcases the beauty of this 9-hole golf course. The video was shot over two days this fall, the first during their highly successful Pig Roast in late September and the second, on a crisp fall day in late October with the colors at their peak. The finished product presents the natural beauty of the private country club, founded in 1892, and is intended to market the course to golfers who may have an interest in joining the club. The golf course and clubhouse are nestled away on 40 acres of land at the juncture of Merchantville and Cherry Hill, NJ at 501 Chapel Avenue.



The Merchantville Stamp Club will have MERPEX 2019 - Stamp Exhibition only - from October 26-29, 2019 at the Pennsauken Public Free Library located at 5605 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken, NJ 08110. The exhibition is open to the public during library hours as follows: Saturday, October 26th from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 27th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.; Monday, October 28th form 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and, Tuesday, October 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. This event will kick off at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019 with free refreshments. Merpex 2019 cachets (2 designs) are available for $2.00 each but will have to be purchased by mail only by sending orders with payments to Merchantville Stamp Club and self-addressed envelopes to Merchantville Stamp Club, P. O. Box 2913, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Questions about MERPEX 2019 may be directed by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone to 856-424-2389.   


Anglers Out for Event

Members of Merchantville's Fishing Club will join the ranks of anglers targeting striped bass and bluefish from the shores of Long Beach Island as the 65th annual Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic kicks off October 5th. Registration is still open for the nine-week derby – which began in 1955 as the “Striped Bass Derby” and is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied surfcasting tournaments. This event runs through December 8th, and offers thousands of dollars in prizes. Proceeds from the tournament, organized by the LBI Surf Fishing Classic Committee in partnership with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, go toward event prize distribution, with a portion benefiting local high school scholarships. 

Surf Fishing Tourney

Merchantville Fishing Club's 3rd Annual Surf Fishing Tournament will take place on the beaches of LBI on October 19, 2019. This event is a team and individual tournament. Reserve your spot, come out and wet a line with us and be sure to bring the kids! Team (6 anglers) registration is $60.00. Individual registration is $15.00. Registration checks can be mailed - payable to Merchantville Fishing Club - to MFC Tournament Chair, C/O Gene Aikens, 30 Merion Lane, Maple Shade, NJ 08052. ASAC 72 hour rule applies. Morning of registration may be limited, so please call or email Gene Aikens @ 609-440-6994 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP. Award presentations and lunch begin at 1:00 pm at tournament headquarters located in the Surf City Fire Hall, 813 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, NJ 08088.

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