Jumpstart Health Naturally

The Merchantville Medical Wellness Center encourages you to get a "jumpstart on a healthy 2020". Dr. Jennifer Phillips ND, heads the team as a Naturopathic physician in guiding clients to a natural approach to medicine. Her personalized approach to health care offers an alternative to disease management and covers specialties including food allergies, women’s health, digestive & GI issues and chronic pain. Dr Jen is especially fond of beginning wholistic care for children as this is where a life time of good health starts. Dr. Phillips has the support of other physicians in the community if necessary for the purpose of physical examination, lab testing, and referrals.


MLL Sign-Up Discount

Sign up now for Merchantville Little League’s spring season @ www.merchantvillelittleleague.org. We're registering kids for our Spring Baseball, Softball and Tee ball programs and offering a $20 off early bird special until next Tuesday, January 11th. Don't miss out on this great discount before our first in-person registration will also be held on Tuesday, January 11th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Station in downtown Merchantville. For up-to-the-minute MLL news and events follow us on Facebook. Registration closing dates, programs and fees for our Tee Ball League (age 4-7), Boys Baseball (ages 6-13) and Girls Softball (ages 6-18) are available here.



Joseph S. Holman, 93

Joseph S. Holman, of Moorestown, NJ died peacefully the morning of December 12th after a stroke suffered earlier in the week; he was 93. The executive had overseen the growth of a business that his father had founded in 1924 as a single Ford automobile-and-tractor dealership, to what would become Holman Enterprises, a diversified international company of nearly 7,000 employees. Joe was born in Philadelphia in 1926 to Katherine K. and Steward C. Holman, and grew up in Pennsauken and Merchantville, New Jersey, where he attended public schools. Husband of the late Jean (nee Polk). Survived by their children Jeffrey Holman, Steven Holman and his wife Georgine, Mindy Holman and her husband Frank Beideman. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. Visitations will be held Wednesday, December18th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Thursday, December 19th from 9:00 to 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 Bridgeboro Rd. Moorestown, NJ. Followed by a service at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Urban Promise, PO Box 1479, Camden, NJ. 08105. Full obituary.

Breakfast With Santa

Merchantville's annual Breakfast with Santa will take place this Saturday, December 14th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue. Join us as we continue one of the many great holiday traditions here in Merchantville. For families and children up to 4th grade. No registration is required to attend. Please consider donating a non perishable food item (canned good or boxed good). This event is sponsored by the Borough of Merchantville’s Public Events Committee, with contributions from the Merchantville Task Force. 

Taste with Tori

In this video clip Tori Woodill takes you to Merchantville. “Keep calm and eat crepes,” is the motto at Charlie’s Crepes. According to the New Jersey-based renaissance man, his locally sourced, seasonal, and original crepe fillings are created like that of his original songs. They just happen! “I think it’s a culmination of what I’ve read, my life experiences, everything,” says Charlie. “It’s a spark.” And, to spark your interest, they have plenty of specials and, of course, the classics like ham and cheese!

Show Us Your Gardens

Share your garden with us! Vegetables, flowers, herbs ... every garden counts in our land stewardship, food justice and sustainability effort. Incredible Edible Merchantville is expanding our program in 2020 and would like to develop an inventory of residential gardens. If you'd like to be included please submit pictures, a description and location information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to hearing from everyone.

2019 Election Results

Merchantville's Election Totals are as follows: Borough Council: unopposed incumbent Democratic councilman Anthony Perno and challenger Raymond Woods, III won - Perno 369, Woods 355; School Board: Adams 309, Perno 326 and filing the third vacancy Mark Iannucci 27 - received the most votes as a write in candidate; Camden County Freeholder: Kane 339, McDonnell 325, Rodriguez 338, Cybulski 154, Gustafson 153, Nance 157; County Clerk: Ripa 342, Gustafson 153; NJ State Assembly: Greenwald 343, Lampitt 341, Papieka 148, Plucinski 145 and Public Question #1 to extend the Property Tax Deduction for Veterans to Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Yes - 287, No - 76.

Dr. "Jack" Rudolf, 107

Dr. John P. “Jack” Rudolph, formerly a longtime Merchantville resident, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the age of 107. Jack was born in Camden on August 26, 1912, and had very fond memories of how beautiful a city it was to live in at that time. As a young boy, Jack, along with his brothers Richard and Robert moved to Merchantville with their parents Oscar and Ruby. Jack was a graduate of George School, Lafayette College and Jefferson Medical College where he earned his Medical Degree.  Dr. Rudolph was a WWII Veteran serving with a core team of local doctors and nurses in the 61st Station Hospital from Cooper Hospital. He spent over three years in North Africa and Italy, earning the rank of Major. He would later serve his community for many years through his own medical practice located in his home on Springfield Avenue in Merchantville. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Friday, November 1st from 5 to 7 pm at the Gaskill-Brown Funeral Home, 33 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville. Graveside service in Harleigh Cemetery will be on Monday, November 4th at 11 am.  Full obituary.

"Tomb Sweet Tomb" Contest

The Haunts of Monsterville returns for 2019 with a "Tomb Sweet Tomb" theme. If you've always wanted to participate or are a veteran decorator this is a great year to sign up! Contestants must submit their haunted entry by high noon on October 25th. There are four categories this year: "Fresh Blood" for novices to this competition; "Eerie Exterior" for the ghostliest outside appearance; "Path to Doom" for frightful walk-through path experiences; and the "Monsterville Merchant" for the spookiest window decore - voted by the zombie residents of Monsterville using Survey Monkey from 10/21-10/31! Prizes include the prestigious Golden Broomstick and gift cards to McFarlans, The Juice Bar and The Station. Winners will be announced at the gazebo, 7:00 p.m. on November 1st during the Friday Night Market. Rules: (1) Home or business must be in Merchantville. (2) No professional decorating companies (3) Decorations limited to the exterior. (4) All Judge’s decisions are final. (5) Have fun!

Classic Towns Closes

After 11 years, designating 30 “classic” communities, reaching over 420,000 online visitors, Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia is coming to a close.The Classic Towns marketing program was launched with initial support from the William Penn Foundation in 2008. This initiative supported reinvestment in the region’s older suburbs and urban neighborhoods through strategic messaging and branding about the benefits urbanism, smart growth, and transit-oriented development have on a community’s quality of life. In 2019, the Classic Towns marketing program was discontinued but the work that goes into creating livable communities continues. Merchantville was designated a Classic Town in 2008. Here's a recap and highlights from the program: https://dvrpc.org/ClassicTowns/

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