The Women’s Club of Merchantville is hosting a trip to see the play “Respect: A Musical Journey of Women” at the Penn’s Landing Playhouse on Wednesday, May 13th. Lunch will be at Fratelli’s Italian Bistro on Chestnut St. in Philadelphia. The cost is $100, which includes bus transportation, lunch, and the show. Please call Maryann Snyder at (856) 663-6270 or Suzie Wagner at (856) 662-8546 for tickets.
Best-selling author and local favorite, Judith Kristen, brings her informative and fun “So you want to be an author?" workshop to the Merchantville Community Center on Monday, August 4th from 6 to 9 p.m. Every question you have ever had about writing, publishing, agents, e-books, book covers, illustrations, editors,
The first week of the summer flounder season is history and it offered an outstanding variety with something for all tastes from the back bays to offshore. The first entry in the Youth Saltwater division, Ryan Ferdinand of Merchantville, has had a number of contest entries, and his latest is a 2-8 flounder he caught in the back bays of Avalon and registered at Moran's Dockside in Avalon. http://bit.ly/1oPqpPk
During the the 118th Annual convention of the N.J. State Council Knights of Columbus, held May 17-19 in Wildwood. Andrew E. Lipenta, state deputy, was re-elected for a second one-year term. Lipenta is a longtime parishioner of St. Peter Parish, Merchantville. http://bit.ly/1nVpygB
The 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.
Athene Chapter #201, O.E.S. of New Jersey is hosting a “Mad Hatter” Tea Party on Saturday, March 1st rom 1 to 3 p.m. at the Merchantville Masonic Lodge, 6926 Park Avenue, Pennsauken. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite hat, even if it’s “invisible.” The donation is $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12 years of age. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Linda at 856-952-9319.
What a fantastic start to fluke season. Flounder pounders were all over the flatties in the South Jersey back bays during the opening weekend. Several fluke hit the scales on opening day including a 2.93 pounder caught by 9-year-old Griffin Barber from Stone Harbor and a 3.51-pound specimen decked by Jack Morrissey from Merchantville. Morrissey’s fish was taken from Patty’s Hole behind Avalon and his crew had four keepers all between 19 and 21¼ inches, and all fish fell for minnows and squid. http://vineland.dj/18yhJSx
Merchantville Fishing Club meets the 2nd Monday of each month at the Merchantville Community Center at 8:00 pm. Visitors are also welcome. Congratulations to the MFC Team on May 5, 2012 the Team led by Capt. Greg O'connell, John O' Connell, Bill Watson, Ryan Watson, C.J. Trost, and Kevin Price. took 1st. place in the ASAC Surf and Land Tournament.