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Toiletries for Homeless

The Love in Motion Youth Group has decided on their next service project and are requesting donations. They will be collecting small or travel size items until July 6th to make “We Care” boxes. Items needed: toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, shampoo, soap, facewash, nail clippers, combs, brushes, tampons, sanitary pads, deodorant, wet wipes, razors and chapstick. The kids will be assembling boxes for men, women, and children with the donations received, then distribute them in the cities of Camden and Philadelphia. If you are able to help us help others, it will be truly appreciated! We will pick up or you may drop off at 112 Locust Street, Merchantville. 

Jack Weiss, 90

Jack Weiss, 90, of Mount Laurel passed away on June 8, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 28, 1928, in Pennsauken, NJ, to the late Oswald and Naomi Weiss. Jack was a corporal in the US Army and a veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a regional director for the aviation supply office in Philadelphia for the federal government. He was a member of Merchantville Masonic Lodge #119. He was a deputy chief of the East Pennsauken Volunteer Fire Association, No.1. Deputy Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, at Inglesby and Sons Funeral Home, 2426 Cove Rd, Pennsauken, NJ 08109. A funeral service will be on Thursday, at 11:00 am, at the funeral home. Burial with military honors to follow at Bethel Memorial Park, in Pennsauken. Full obituary.

HHHS Class of 2019

On Monday, June 10th, Merchantville School welcomed back the 2019 graduating class from Haddon Heights High School. The returning grads took a "walk down memory lane" by visiting their previous teachers, seeing the school and giving advice to the current Merchantville School students. This is the first full class representing Merchantville School to graduate since the phase in began. This continues to be a great relationship between Merchantville School and Haddon Heights.

Oh, Deer!

There have been several deer sightings in Merchantville posted on social media during the past few days - Rosemarie Mocrytzki, captured a picture of one in her driveway off Lexington Avenue, and another was photographed crossing St. James and Somerset Avenues by Tim Mentzler. Last October, Marilyn Johnson spotted four deer grazing on Hampton Road across from the Merchantville Country Club, and a month later in her own back yard! NJ says that the deer population has become a public safety problem leading to thousands of car crashes, a public health problem with increasing cases of Lyme disease, and millions of dollars a year in losses for agriculture. Just a head's up to check for ticks and be careful when driving in and around the 'ville.

William Finlayson III, 76

William S. Finlayson III of Merchantville passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He was 76. Bill was a longtime Pennsauken resident before moving to Merchantville 14 years ago.  He was a member of the Mt. Holly Elks Lodge 848, and belonged to Timonium United Methodist Church, Timonium, MD. He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Sharon; three loving children, Kara-Lin Eller (Joseph), Stuart Finlayson, William Finlayson IV; three cherished grandchildren, Julian, Dane, Avalon; a caring sister, Janice Hands; and his dear niece and nephew, Kristen Engelke and Michael Hands. Full obituary.

Summer Yoga classes

Soulflower Yoga has a new Summer 2019 Schedule to share. Effective Monday, June 10th there will be a new lineup of classes including a 1st Friday Walking Path session. More information on our various Friday evening classes and kids pop up classes to come - kids classes will not be every week. Have suggestions? Comment on our facebook page. We’re always looking for feedback #soulfloweryoga

12 Hour Bowl-a-Thon

Woodbine Swim Club presents their 1st Annual Summer Stayin Alive 12 Hour Bowl-a-Thon in partnership with Pinsetter Bar & Bowl. You’re invited to join in the fun on Saturday June 22, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. This event includes bowling, shoe rental, music, dancing, food and drink specials, prizes and lots of excitement for 12 straight hours. Cost: $20 adults, $10 kids under 18. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Brennan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Susan Pims Ott, 70

Susan J. Ott, longtime Pennsauken resident passed away Friday, May 31, 2019. She was 70. A graduate of Haddon Twp. High School and Glassboro State College, Susan had retired as a teacher for Camden City Schools after over 36 years of dedication. She was an active member and supporter of the Friends of the Pennsauken Library and Pennsauken High School’s many extracurricular activities. She thoroughly enjoyed her visits to Sea Isle City and the time spent with “The Posse” and her crochet club. Daughter of the late George and Lorayne Pims; wife of the late Andrew Ott; she is survived by her two beloved daughters, Lindsay Makrinos (Chris), Jamie Ott (Pete); a cherished grandson, Cameron; a loving sister, Lynn McHugh (Joseph); dear sister-in-law, Teresa Noell (Peter); and numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Her memorial service will be held 11 am, Friday, June 7th at the Gaskill-Brown Funeral Home, 33 West Maple Ave., Merchantville. Relatives and friends may visit with the family Thursday evening from 6 to 9 pm and again Friday morning from 10 am until time of service. Full obituary.

Stamp Bourse 6/1

The Merchantville Stamp Club will host a monthly Stamp Bourse beginning Saturday, 6/1, in the school gym at Martin Luther Chapel, 4100 Terrace Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ. Bourse Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bourse Dates: June 1st, July 6th and  August 3rd. Dealers who are currently committed to the MSC Saturday Bourse include: Jim Chada/Cary Cochran, Woody Fairess/Bill Fisch, Manny Goldstein/Bob Heaton, Denne Keller/Bruce Lord, Richard Marolda/ Dominic Sozio, Ryan Terlecky/ Ross Wiessmann, Drew Wintringham, Bob Zatorski - The Excelsior Collection, Larry Volovski - Volovski Rarities and Sid Morginstin - Button Stamp Co. For further information, please call Carol Anne Visalli, 856-562-1389 or Bruce Lord 610-356-0867.

 

Poults on the move

A mama turkey and her 15 poults (chicks) were spotted in a backyard on Walnut and another mom and her babies on Frankin Avenue yesterday. Wild turkeys have staged a comeback in NJ since they were wiped out in the 1800's. Due to their adaptable nature and prolific breeding ability, they have thrived in NJ since the 1980's. They love sizable oak forests - and we have plenty - or patches of forest interspersed with suburbs. Males, or toms, are polygamous and often mate with several hens during the breeding season who can lay up to 17 eggs and may have multiple broods.

Clubs join in planting

The Merchantville School Garden Club under advisor Dina Turan, met with the Merchantville Community Garden Club to plant in the community on May 17th. Before they planted, they were read a story by club member, Cindy Hertneck. It is wonderful to see the Borough and school clubs working together to embrace the importance of community engagement and volunteerism. The Merchantville Garden Club also gave students sunflower seeds to plant in their own yards.

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