So you’ve probably heard about this barre class we’ve been swooning about and Maya, our newest addition at Soulflower Yoga. Certified Barre Instructor and Registered Yoga Teacher Maya Augelli will be teaching our Thursday evening barre classes at 7:15 p.m. starting September 5th to help and connect. What exactly is barre you ask? Barre takes elements from ballet, yoga and Pilates and combines them all into one class to create a full body, low impact workout to promote health and wellness. Wondering what you’ll need to bring to class? We provide the barre, light weights - if you’d like to use them - and the instructor, you just need to bring yourself, water, a positive, fun attitude and most importantly and absolutely required, socks with grips on the bottom. We’ll have some for sale at the studio if needed. If you have more questions, e-mail us, message us on social media or stop by the studio. Hope to see you in class on Thursday, September 5th!
Overeaters Anonymous has approximately 6,500 meetings in over 80 countries. OA is a self help 12-Step Program for individuals who compulsively eat or overeat, and whose lives, health, relationships, emotions have become unmanageable because of their eating. There are no dues or fees and the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. Please join thousands of people worldwide who have found relief from the horrible disease of compulsive eating. Meetings take place in Merchantville on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 10 West Maple Avenue. For more information please call Judy at 856-234-2556 or go to the South Jersey OA website at www.oa-southjersey.org.
PSE&G crews will be repairing a gas main on Chapel Avenue in Merchantville, on Monday, Aug. 19. While crews are at work, Chapel Avenue will be closed to all traffic between Clayton Avenue and Stanley Street. On Monday, Aug. 19, crews will close the affected stretch of roadway from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Motorists will be directed along a posted detour route to circumvent the affected area. The project is expected to be completed by the end of work hours on Monday, Aug. 19. Scheduling and project timing is dependent on weather and may be adjusted due to unforeseen events. Please use extra caution when driving near construction crews and vehicles.
2019 Merchantville Music Fest was approved by Borough Council last night, which means we are set to rock this town on Saturday, October 26th from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. along North Centre and Chestnut streets. We're bringing Music Fest back to the street with the support of The Merchantville Task Force. There will be two stages, at least 8 bands, food trucks and street vendors. More info will be out soon so keep checking back here to find out who and what you can expect to see. The Merchantville Task Force depends on support from local businesses and organizations to bring this free event to the community. Large and small sponsor contributions are welcome. Sponsorship levels for this year.
John Brouse, commander of Merchantville's American Legion F.W. Grigg Post 68, presented an American flag to Roger Grigg, nephew of the World War I soldier for whom the post is named, in a ceremony at Borough Hall on August 11, 2019. F.W. Grigg was in the U.S. Army artillery and died on October 12, 1918, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive. Three generations of the Grigg family attended the gathering, which marked the centennial of the post's founding meeting on August 11, 1919. The family heard of their connection to the Merchantville post after the dedication of a street sign honoring Corp. Grigg in May. Roger Grigg is 87 years old, a resident of Toms River, and a retired teacher and school principal. He is a Navy veteran of the Korean conflict.
Susan Catherine Stine and Alexander Ulises Romero Baires were married Aug. 10 in Baltimore. Ms. Stine, 29, is a program specialist in Washington for the United States Forest Service’s international programs office. She graduated from American University and received a master’s degree in international educational development from the University of Pennsylvania. Susan is a daughter of Sharon Hartson Stine and Robert A. Stine of Merchantville, N.J. The couple met through the dating website OkCupid in 2015, and had their first date in Washington.
Oh No! Flocking is happening in Merchantville! 3HS (Haddon Heights) Field Hockey, which includes five players from our town, has started their annual flamingo flocking fundraiser. Please be on the look out for these territorial birds! There's only one group trained to remove them from your lawn and for a donation, that expert team will move them to a neighbor or a friend's lawn. So, if they land at your house just follow the instructions by your mailbox.
Meet Mr. Max. He is the new guy at Sherry’s Place Rescue. Mr. Max is adorable, Yorkie from Merchantville. At a great size - 12 1/2 pounds - he is a very youthful 8 years old. He has had all of his shots and bloodwork, plus a dental, neuter, and microchip, so he will be ready for adoption as soon as he is all recovered from his surgeries. He is doing very well with potty training, as long as he is kept to a schedule. He needs to work on his leash manners, as he is excited to be out, and tends to pull. Are you looking for a happy, hardy little guy to add to your family? Send us your application today!