It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Thomas Wallace Jr., Merchantville, New Jersey, who passed away on July 22, 2019. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 10th 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 10 W Maple Ave, Merchantville, NJ. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may also light a candle in honor of Thomas Wallace Jr.. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.
Agenda items for approval at the July 23rd Board of Education meeting included extending the Early Dismissal time for Merchantville School to 12:45 p.m. - previously 12:30 - Early Dismissal Days will run from 8:20 – 12:45 with bag lunches being served to all students in the school. Approval of tuition contracts with Kingsway and YALE schools for students, and the tuition contract with Haddon Heights Board of Education for regular education tuition, special education tuition, and 2017-2018 tuition adjustment in the amount of $2,080,634.00 for the 2019-2020 school year. The BOE July agenda addendum was for hiring approval of Christina Folk as a part-time Mathematics teacher starting September 1, 2019 at BA Step 3. A listing of Board of Education members and meeting minutes/agenda are available on the school website.
The Borough of Merchantville invites you to join the members of the Merchantville Police Department and the members of the Merchantville Fire Department for our annual National Night Out celebration. This years National Night Out will take place on August 6th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Street. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring policemen, firemen and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Camden County's Board of Chosen Freeholders held their monthly meeting at the Merchantville Community Center last evening. Some proposed resolutions included an agreement between the county and Cooper River Yacht Club for kayak rental, $150,000 for countywide dam repairs, $500,000 for youth gang desistance/divergent grant funds, $32,000 for electronic faxing machines, $54,000 for video camera upgrades, and $966,000 for the purchase of a server system for the Department of Corrections. A Community Award was given to Cindy Hertneck from the Merchantville Garden Club, a sustainability award to Mary Ellen Lane for her work on the Cherry Hill Environmental Board, a proclamation honoring Camden native Theresa Thoulouis, Team USA gold medalist and individual bronze medalist at the WKC World Championship in Dublin, Ireland and National Spelling Bee champion, Shruthika Padhy, from Cherry Hill. Full agenda.
Summer Reading Fun continues in the Merchantville Library in July. Happy Mail, Rock and Rhyme with Mr. Jon, DIY Paper Mache Telescopes, Candy Sushi, and more! We are halfway through summer and still having fun including lots of programs for little ones. Enjoy Rock and Rhyme with Mr. Jon on Wednesday, July 17th at 2:30 p.m., The Family Magic Show: Just Joshin' on Wednesday, July 24th at 2:30 p.m. featuring highly interactive routines, filled with comedy and amazing magic or create and eat candy sushi and then make a candy necklace to take home at a Teen Candy Party on Thursday, July 18th at 3:00 p.m. Sign up for events here.
Have you ever heard of a Schober crepe? How about roasted pork “Charlie” style with teriyaki. What’s that on top - a few Schober vanilla bourbon peaches and the house made teriyaki sauce. And with peaches in season, expect some creations dressed with Schober Orchards vanilla-bourbon peaches, salted caramel and candied pecans. Schober’s is a fourth generation family farm, a refreshing step back in time and if you're Charlie, from Charlie's Crepes in Merchantville, where you'll find the freshest local produce in season. As you drive past the lush rows of fruit trees on 275 beautiful acres of preserved farmland, you may see our workers hand-picking the fruit during harvest. And depending on the season, you'll see baskets of colorful, delicious apples, peaches or nectarines as you enter their lot. As Charlie says, “If you’re using good quality local ingredients, you feel good.” Dining hours are: Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; and, Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Borough Council will vote on replacing a pilot program ordinance for backyard chicken coops with a new ordinance on Monday, 7/8. The ordinance will increase the number of chickens allowed on each permit from four to eight, however roosters will not be permitted. Anyone who is currently licensed to have backyard chickens will keep that license. New licensees will be considered on an individual basis by the Chicken Advisory Board. A total of 25 permits will be allowed and coops must be 10 feet from the property line and no more than 6' high.