Gardening Good Works

Cindy Hertneck, member of Merchantville's Garden Club & Incredible Edible, will often be seen elbow deep in vegetation spots around town working hard to keep our community sustainable and beautiful. Every year Garden Club volunteers plant, weed and water an abundance of foliage around town including planters throughout the downtown, at Borough Hall, along the bike path, the Merchantville Circle garden, Morrissey Park, and adjacent to Cigar Alley. Please consider contributing your time to helping the Garden Club keep our town beautiful during this busy time of year. Contact Cindy Hertneck at (609) 472-4626 if you would like to join the Garden Club.

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MLL Registration

Bob Wetherspoon, President of MLL, wants to remind everyone that baseball and softball registrations are now open for what will hopefully be our Late Summer and Fall Season. If you want to sign up- click on the "sign up" button on this page or go to and click on the available programs to sign your son or daughter up today. Also keep an eye on our Facebook Page over the next couple of days as we send out a special tribute to our graduating Seniors. These girls have played in some of the biggest softball games at MLL in the last 10 years and we want to send them off to college the right way!

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MLL Celebrates Seniors

Merchantville Little League has been honoring their graduating seniors through pictures and Senior Spotlight tributes on their Facebook page. #13 Kallie Anderson is a Senior at Haddon Heights High School. #18 Alexa Sherr, a senior at Collingswood High School, came to our team in the summer of 2017 and quickly became one of our leaders on and off the field. #8 Kassidy Press, a senior at Audubon High School, is a softball player who came to us in her sophomore year and has played on our Girls Senior Team since 2018. We at MLL congratulate our graduating seniors for jobs well done. We know they will be awesome at everything they do and, will absolutely miss having them with us!

Kallie was named captain of this year’s softball team at HHHS and was one of last year’s Carpenters Cup Reps for Haddon Heights. When she was 7 years old Kallie decided that coach pitch softball was the best thing ever and she hasn’t looked back since. Kallie started her career pitching and playing the infield but, found her special place in the 2 spot on our ball field. She is an absolute ROCK STAR behind the plate and a great young lady out in front of it. Kallie will be starting Rutgers University this fall to attend their nursing school program. 

Alexa in just 3 short seasons compiled a whopping 111 hits, 75 RBI’s and 11 HR’s. “Play Metallica for her” when she walks up to the plate- our coaches used to yell when she stepped in the box!!!! Alexa has led us to so many victories and she also became the face and the voice of our team. Every new player that has come through our Mustangs team has always commented on how welcoming that monster player Alexa is!!! We wanted her to know that we can’t thank her enough for doing that and also wanted to let her know SHE WILL ALWAYS be part of who we are! Alexa will be attending The University of Pennsylvania in the fall to study Nursing and we are sure she will become a leader in that field as well!!

Kassidy has always been a leader and all of MLL will miss having her in the batting order on our fields. She hit one of the most important home runs for her Mustangs in the 2018 Senior Little League State semi-final games when she took a fastball on a 2-2 count in the 3rd inning over the right field fence to give our team a 2-1 lead over Bayonne Little League that ended in a 11-1 rout. Kassidy is enrolled at the University of Delaware this fall to pursue a Sports Studies and Athletic Training major. 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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.


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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!



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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.

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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.

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