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Virtual Pizza Making

Roll up your sleeves with Merchantville resident and pizzaiolo, Thomas Woltjen, of Mercer Cafe. You're welcome to collect your own ingredients, purchase a pizza kit from Mercer, or just watch & learn. Contact Mercer Cafe to purchase $25 pizza kits that include two (2) 14 ounce dough balls, cheese, sauce,…
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Learning What Wasn't Taught

One reason Juneteenth’s history has remained widely misunderstood, or even unknown, is because educators say it’s not often taught in schools and that has a profound impact, erasing the history of systemic racism in this country and the contributions of Black people. In 2020, the meaning of June 19, 1865…
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NJSFWC President Named

Jan Hanson, member of the Woman's Club of Merchantville, recently became the 57th President of the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs of GFWC, taking over responsibilities from 2018-20 president Mary Wolfe from Vineland. Jan joined the JWCM in 1982 and the Woman's Club of Merchantville in 1994. She…
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Thank You, Camden

As a neighboring community, Merchantville appreciates the residents of Camden, Chief Joseph Wysocki, the Camden Police Department for the leadership they demonstrated by marching peacefully in solidarity to protest the killing of George Floyd this past Saturday. Since Camden’s police force disbanded and reformed in 2013 as a county agency,…
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NJ Stage 1 Reopening Announced

Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday outlined a multi-stage reopening plan for businesses, offices and activities ordered closed to slow the coronavirus outbreak. it's intended to execute a responsible and strategic economic restart to put New Jersey on the road back to recovery from COVID-19. The state has entered “Stage 1”, which allows for relaxed restrictions on low-risk activities, like enjoying parks, beaches and lakefronts, but calls for residents to “stay at home as much as…
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Extreme Mother's Day Weekend

All-time record cold for May is expected this weekend with parts of the Northeast and Midwest anticipating snow and the potential for a New England bomb cyclone! The strong cold front sweeping across the Midwest and East will make it feel more like late March than early May. High temperatures…
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Golf Returns To Region

Gov. Phil Murphy allowed golf courses and parks to reopen Saturday, with some minor adjustments for safety, and golfers flocked back to the tees and greens in droves. Clubs throughout the region were packed to their newly reduced capacities, honoring pandemic safeguards while accommodating players. At the 127-year-old Merchantville Country…
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Holman Motorcars St. Louis

St. Louis Motorcars has been acquired by by Holman Automotive which opened in 1924 as a Ford dealer in Merchantville, NJ. A press release from Brian Bates, President and CEO of Holman Consumer Services, said: “As our Holman Automotive family of dealerships continues to evolve, we remain focused on further…
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Vote By Mail

For those who are concerned about the health risk posed by coronavirus, Camden County has an alternative voting process which is just as safe, secure, and confidential called "Vote by Mail". This option allows a voter to vote without going to the polls on election day. Any registered voter can…
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African American Geneology

The Camden County Historical Society Lecture Series presents Professional Genealogist, Shamele Jordon, who will inspire you with tools to find and tell your family story. Attend the full series or an individual presentation on Sundays from 1:00-2:30 p.m. On February 23rd view the best African-American records from 1850-1950 and learn…
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State Officials Struggle with Loss of Recycling Markets

A decade ago, most towns required residents to separate their recyclables into multiple bins. But in an effort to boost recycling participation, many municipalities switched to a single-stream system, where everything is commingled in one bin, to be sorted later at recycling facilities and the public has become lazy. In…
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