Joan Brennan

Joan Brennan

Clean your attic and get ready for Merchantville's annual Town-Wide Yard Sale on September 21st, starting at 9:00 a.m. Join in the fun while making money and cleaning out your clutter! This sale draws a huge crowd and will be advertised in the Courier Post, the Retrospect, as well as, on borough and community websites and social media.  Maps will be available on the morning of the sale and participants will have their house address indicated and listed on the map and receive a Yard Sale Kit including: sale sign, maps and balloons. Proceeds benefit Merchantville Public Events. Details to follow. Questions? Call 662-2474 ext. 303. For added fun Strayaway Saints be providing music in the center of town at Ryan's Retail while everyone shops for second-hand bargains!

Be a part of the Summer Art Show at Eilandarts Center in August 2019. The theme for this year's Summer show is "Flowers and Trees" and artists can submit up to three pieces. Every piece of art submitted has to have the artist’s name, the title of the piece, and the price clearly written on the back. All pieces must be for sale and should be priced between $100-$350. Artists will receive 70% sales, 15% will go to the Eilandarts Center Gallery and 15% will be donated to the Merchantville Garden ClubApplication deadline is July 20th. Entry fee is $15. Entries may be submitted - with images - to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Mail check to Eilandarts Center, 10 E. Chestnut Ave., Merchantville, NJ 08109. Check payable to: Eilandarts Center. Application form.

The polls are still open for 9 Key to Community grants @ Philafound.org and Hopeworks Camden is in the running! For more than a century, Philadelphia Foundation has increased philanthropic investment in the community, fostering the economic, civic and social vitality of Greater Philadelphia. Hopeworks provides a positive, healing atmosphere that propels young people to build strong futures and break the cycle of violence and poverty in Camden, New Jersey. They connect youth to life-changing opportunities where their growing technology skills go to work for enterprising businesses within our community. The real-world, on-the-job experience they gain raises their potential and benefits our partners. Vote for Hopeworks daily through July 26th and promote the vote to your friends and family!

 

The Philadelphia Inquirer provides a guide to which beaches are open, closed or under advisory, from Atlantic Highlands to Cape May based on live water quality monitoring data from New Jersey and Delaware (Here’s what that means.) You can also use this tool to save your favorite beaches, get driving directions and check the weather before you head out. Please note: Local beach patrols can close beaches for other reasons, such as surf conditions. The state’s data may not reflect these closures; check lifeguard stands for flags before you take a dip. This year, The Inquirer’s Ultimate Shore Guide also gives you a town-by-town look at the best of the Shore’s old routines and new additions. You’ll never have to worry about finding something fun to do – even on a rainy day.

The 11orMore™Project was started by Dr. Cameron T. Whitley in 2018 as an initiative to promote LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff support and acceptance at schools across the country. Rutgers University-Camden is a participating sponsor of this project. The GLSEN 2015 National School Climate Survey suggests that most LGBTQ+ students have experienced harassment and discrimination in their high schools prior to coming to college. In fact, about 85% report being verbally harassed and over 50% report hearing homophobic and negative gender expression remarks by high school staff. The hope is that this project will showcase members from all across the campus community helping students to feel valued and supported in their identities within the campus community.

The hottest week of the climatological year is upon us according tho NWS Mt. Holly. Temperatures turn warmer this week, but record highs should not be threatened. The problem is the increasing humidity, as heat index values will exceed 100 degrees several days late this week.  Today will be another beautiful day today with plenty of sunshine and highs in the 80s to low 90s. The human body is normally able to regulate its temperature through sweating, until it is exposed to more heat than it can handle. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can escalate rapidly, leading to delirium, organ damage and even death. Stay cool and hydrated. Heat safety tips from the National Safety Council.

 

Start your fitness journey with Essence Fitness Studio today. In the two years since the studio moved to town they've been embraced by the community in many ways and hosted several exciting activities for kids and families. Trainers Ivory Pardo and Christian Nusom set out with the goal of improving overall health in Merchantville using a wide range of holistic centered fitness classes ranging from yoga and zumba to spinning and boxing. They partnered with chiropractor in Dr. Kevin Gyurina and several local business to meet this goal. Call Essence Fitness Studio at 856-254-2891 to schedule your FREE assessment. For more information please follow us on Instagram and FacebookOpen: Monday -  Friday 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 

Pennsauken Township will begin replacing a storm sewer on Chestnut Avenue on Monday, July 15th. The project will require a stretch of Chestnut Avenue to close throughout the week. From Monday, July 15th, until Friday, July 19th, crews will fully close Chestnut Avenue between Merchantville Avenue and East Hollywood Circle from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Crews will continue the storm sewer replacement the following week, from July 22nd to 26th, but will not require a road closure. The shoulder of the roadway will be closed during this time. This project is expected to be completed by the end of work hours on Friday, July 26. Scheduling and project timing is also dependent on weather and may be adjusted due to unforeseen events.

 
 
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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.

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