Joan Brennan

Joan Brennan

William S. Finlayson III of Merchantville passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He was 76. Bill was a longtime Pennsauken resident before moving to Merchantville 14 years ago.  He was a member of the Mt. Holly Elks Lodge 848, and belonged to Timonium United Methodist Church, Timonium, MD. He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Sharon; three loving children, Kara-Lin Eller (Joseph), Stuart Finlayson, William Finlayson IV; three cherished grandchildren, Julian, Dane, Avalon; a caring sister, Janice Hands; and his dear niece and nephew, Kristen Engelke and Michael Hands. Full obituary.

Join Miss Christen from the Merchantville Branch of the Camden County Library System for an all ages family friendly story time this Saturday, June 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the Merchantville Market Off Centre. We will read stories, sing songs, and shake our sillies out. After the story time, join us at our table for a make and take craft, library card sign ups, and Summer Reading info!

Wild Roots New Jersey is a resource and pop-up shop for people who care about environmental sustainability. They write about gardening with native plants, sustainability and raising a nature-lover, and host native plant sales in South Jersey. They will be hosting a Pop-Up Native Plant Sale at Occasionette, 725 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood on Sunday, July 9th form 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Yesterday, Merchantville School's Dina Turan and her Garden Club third grade 'Sprouts' planted a sensory pollinator garden at the Community Center Garden with Incredible Edible Merchantville member, Betsy Langley. They planted lemon queen sunflower seeds, coneflower, yarrow and some butterfly weed donated by our friends at Sustainable Camden County. This activity meets one of the Incredible Edible Network's three plates - the IE LEARNING PLATE: "From plot to playground, Incredible Edible brings learning to life." Schools are natural places to start, with food playing an increasingly important part in the curriculum. Our group works with schools and their gardening clubs to pass on skills and get them growing. 

Soulflower Yoga has a new Summer 2019 Schedule to share. Effective Monday, June 10th there will be a new lineup of classes including a 1st Friday Walking Path session. More information on our various Friday evening classes and kids pop up classes to come - kids classes will not be every week. Have suggestions? Comment on our facebook page. We’re always looking for feedback #soulfloweryoga

Nicole Nurthen Photography is offering Sunflower mini's - adding wildflower field mini's as well. On July 13th Nicole will be doing Sunflower minis from 6:00-7:00 p.m., then a Wildflower field from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Sessions will be 15 minutes in length and you receive three (3) digitals for his package at a cost of $120 plus tax. If interested, need more details or to book an appointment, message please me through my Facebook page. Nicole's studio is located at 105 South Centre Street and can be contacted at (856) 324-4430. 


The Station Coffee and Eilandarts Center is tucked inside Merchantville's old train station, hence the name. Owners Nicole and Matt have created an atmosphere where you will find a coffee shop that makes all its food in house and has a gift shop with pieces from many local artisans/small business owners. Combined that with an art center that host a gallery of artist on the regular, as well as classes, lessons, and specialty dinners. If you haven't been by yet take time to check it out. There is something for everyone there.

Ray Woods, was the top vote getter in the Democratic primary election for Borough Council tonight. He is expected to succeed Griffin Kidd, who will step down after one term, in the 2019 General Election. Also elected was incumbent Anthony Perno who resides on Cedar Avenue with his wife, Jen, and three boys and will be seeking his 5th term on Council. Woods, 32, and his wife, Molly, live on Plymouth Place on the eastern side of town. He grew up in Collingswood and moved to Merchantville in 2016 and chose to run to ensure that Merchantville remains a place where children can receive a high-quality education, have beautiful parks where they can play, and have access to great community programs. No Republican candidates were on the ballot for municipal election.

Woodbine Swim Club presents their 1st Annual Summer Stayin Alive 12 Hour Bowl-a-Thon in partnership with Pinsetter Bar & Bowl. You’re invited to join in the fun on Saturday June 22, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. This event includes bowling, shoe rental, music, dancing, food and drink specials, prizes and lots of excitement for 12 straight hours. Cost: $20 adults, $10 kids under 18. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Brennan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jack Killion's column in "All Around Pennsauken" announced that he will retire from his position as the coordinator of buildings and grounds with the Pennsauken School District and Township Committee, where he presides as mayor, on July 1st. He thanked residence for allowing him to serve for almost 20 years. He noted that Pennsauken will continue to be his home and looks forward to seeing what the next chapter of his life brings.

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