Squash, Veggie Recall

Packages of fresh vegetables produced by a Maine company under several brands including Green Giant Fresh, Growers Express, Signature Farms and Trader Joe’s over concerns of Listeria contamination, by the FDA, though no illnesses have been reported. The products include butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini, and butternut squash based veggie bowl products. Most of the affected products are labeled with a “Best If Used By” Date of June 26 – June 29, 2019. No other Growers Express products are impacted or part of this recall. This recall does not affect or include any Green Giant® canned or frozen vegetable products.Trader Joe’s also had zucchini spirals included in the recall, but those packages were not sold in the New Jersey area.


First Friday on July 5th

Red, White, and You! Merchantville's First Friday is back this week. Food trucks, Sister Act 2, Yoga on the Path, and more. Check it out! So far we have the following Food Trucks: Red's Rolling RestaurantRasta Kitchen and Dan's WafflesLocal & Handmade Vendors: Sparrow Lake FarmTara’s Cozy KitchenSoulFlower YogaThe Flower PeddlerKenzees KlosetElle Elle Craft CollectionGraceful Knit KnotsTo the RescueBear SoapsAradia's Treasure Metaphysical ShopTizzy's cupboard and Clark Family Breast Cancer Services. Live Music/Activities include: Movie "Sister Act 2" at 7:30 p.m., Bucolic / Unfolding / A Day Without Love ($10) at 7:00 p.m. at Eilandarts Center; Not Fur Longs/Strength (FREE) - 6:00 p.m. at Ryan's Retail Loading Dock, 22 North Centre and a donation based yoga class on the walking path hosted by SoulFlower Yoga. These Merchantville Businesses and Restaurants will be open late: Spirit to Sole Connection, Merchantville Antiques and Salvage, Ryan's Retail & Pop-Up Shoppe, Eclipse Brewing, The Station Coffee, The Juice Bar, Charlie's Crepes, Park Place Café & Restaurant, Pronto Pizza, Blue Monkey Tavern, Vincent's Pizza, Aroma Indian Bistro, Sakura Sushi and Hibachi, Grand China, Merchantville Diner, Play With This Toys, Aradia's Treasure and Castle of Beauty Salon.

Volunteering helps Health

It's generally understood that helping out others makes a person feel nice, but that experience goes beyond just the feel-good glow of altruism. Studies have found that helping others has tangible benefits, both mental and physical, from lowering your blood pressure to reducing feelings of depression. And research hasn't found any significant difference in the types of volunteering—any kind of helpful act can create benefits. "Research has shown that there's evidence volunteer work promotes that psychological well-being you're talking about," said Rodlescia Sneed, a public health research associate at Michigan State University who has studied the impacts of volunteering. "In my own work I've shown it's linked to improvements in factors like depressive symptoms, purpose in life, and feelings of optimism."

July 4th at Woodbine

Come celebrate with family and friends on Thursday, July 4th at Woodbine Swim Club. We have games, coin toss for the kids, cannon ball contests, a watermelon race, a 50/50, and other fun for all ages. This year, we hope to bring back our corn-hole tournament, and add a horseshoe tournament, and volleyball. There will be lots of food available including burgers, dogs, grilled chicken, and other summer favorites, everything you expect from Woodbine's Independence Day Celebration. The fun starts at noon. The day is all about celebrating America's birthday and it just won't be the same unless you join us! We need help setting up the pavilion to sell food, running games and events, cooking, serving, selling tickets, and cleaning up at the end. We'll need volunteers to organize: Cannonball Contest, Watermelon Race, Piñata, Kids Games, Horseshoe Tournament, Corn-hole Tournament, and Volleyball. Click here to volunteer for an hour or two on the signup list.

EMT Needs Kidney

Juan Vasquez, an EMT for Pennsauken EMS, needs a kidney transplant. He has lived in Pennsauken for almost two decades and was a member of PHS Class of 2004. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Kelly, and has two boys, ages 10 and 1. Juan has lupus, an autoimmune disease that attacks tissues and organs in the body, and this disease has severely affected his kidneys. Anyone interested in pursuing the donation process can contact Lourdes at (856) 796-9370, press 4, and ask about donating to Juan Vasquez. To directly donate to Juan, individuals will need to have an O positive blood type. 

James Sullivan, Sr., 89

James W. Sullivan, Sr., of Cinnaminson, NJ passed away on June 17th, 2019. He was 89. James was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy.  He is survived by his children, Karen, James Jr. (Cindy), Mike, David, 2 granddaughters and 1 great-granddaughter. James was born in New York City. He was a longtime resident of the South Jersey area. James spent much of his early life in Merchantville and Cape May. He met his future wife Nancy in Cape May. James graduated from Merchantville High School,He was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Palmyra where he was a Warden and served on the Vestry.  He was also a past member of the Palmyra Ambulance Association. Full obituary.

Sponsors Keep Rolling In

The Merchantville Classic Car Show would like to thank and welcome our returning sponsors: Miller Subaru of Lumberton - 2019 Overall Show Sponsor, Cherry Hill Tri-Plex - 2019 Gold Show Sponsor, PSE&G - 2019 Best in Show Trophy Sponsor, Environmental Resolutions, Inc., Arnold’s Safe & Lock Co., The Pep Boys, and Greentree Mortgage of Gibbsboro. New sponsors for this year include: Wegmans Food Market of Cherry Hill, Flash Tax Certified Public Accountants, Prolong Super Lubricants. Online Registration is NOW OPEN!

Kids Yoga & Crafts

Join in for some yoga fun at Soulflower Yoga with our Kids Yoga & Craft class. This class runs for four weeks on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. beginning on July 2nd. Every session we will explore a different theme and introduce stretching and strengthening through our yoga poses then get creative with some crazy crafts. This class is suitable for ages 5-9. Your $13 fee includes the one hour yoga class & crafts.

Detox Your Feet

Spirit to Sole Connection now has 3 ionic foot detox machines - no appointment needed. This Saturday fromSaturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. come in and bring a friend, both of you will get a detox @2 for $60.00. Foot detoxes are becoming more and more popular as a way to rid the body of any harmful toxins. Potential toxins can range from impurities in the air, to chemicals in your home and beauty products. Because of their surge in popularity, ionic foot detoxes are now being offered at some health and wellness spas, at alternative health offices, and even for at-home use. The shop shelves at Spirit to Soul are also stocked with awesome healing products including: glycerites, tinctures, salves, body bath detoxes, foot detoxes, cold and flu remedies and so much more.

Joseph C. Volkert, Jr., 80

On June 23, 2019. Beloved husband of Barbara Volkert (nee Mone). Dear father of Steven (Cindy) Volkert.  Loving PopPop of Kirsten Volkert, Melissa (Joe) Dalton and Allison Volkert.  Devoted brother of Veronica (Bill) Craig and the late Betsy Carney. Joe was a longtime owner/operator of Joseph C. Volkert Heating & Air Conditioning.  He was a proud member of the Quaker City String Band and was inducted into the Philadelphia Mummer's String Band Association Hall of Fame in 2013 after receiving their Presidential Achievement Award in 2012.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Thursday evening 6 to 9 PM and Friday 9 to 10 AM at Foster-Warne Funeral Home, 820 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ.  Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10:30 AM at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, St. John Church, 809 Park Ave., Collingswood, NJ.  Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Berlin, NJ. Full obituary.


Rose Bilodeau, 91

On June 18, 2019, age 91, (nee McGowan) formerly of Pennsauken, NJ. She was the beloved wife of the late Lieutenant Commander James H. Bilodeau and loving mother of Joseph (Judith), James (Lori), Richard (Christine), Julia (Daniel) Purdy, Mary (Robert) Melia, Jacqueline (Christopher) Simmers, and John (Carey). She is also survived by 24 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Mrs. Bilodeau was the guidance secretary at Camden Catholic High School for 20 years. She was a US Navy veteran and a longtime member of St. Peter Church Merchantville. She was also a volunteer at St. Peter's School Lunch Program. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Friday evening from 6:00-9:00 PM in the Alloway Funeral Home 315 E. Maple Avenue Merchantville, NJ. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 AM in St. Peter Church Merchantville, NJ. Interment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Bilodeau's memory to Camden Catholic High School.

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