2012 Parks & Playgrounds

parkCome join us for some summer fun!  The Summer Parks and Playgrounds Program begins Monday, June 25th and runs through Friday, July 27th at the Merchantville Community Center. Children who have completed pre-K through 10 years of age are invited to participate.

Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection
greenenergyYou can help keep the environment clean and green on Saturday, June 23rd, by participating in the combined Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Collection drive-through event at Camden County College, Peter Cheeseman Road, Blackwood, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Click here for more dates and a list of what to bring.
Farmers Market readies for Saturday
vegesmarketOur next market, on June 16th, will feature some of the freshest, local produce around from Darmo's Farm, in Moorestown since 1907. Desiree's Desserts specializing in providing very small to large desserts made with high quality ingredients, zero trans fats, zero artificial dyes, additives and preservatives. Michelle Tomlinson's Potato Salad, the ultimate side dish - for years a staple at the Alden Cafe in Maple Shade. Coda Rossa Winery, whose passion for wine goes far beyond the delicious aromas and flavors that exist within each bottle. Balic Winery, a Mays Landing winery featuring more than 27 award-winning premium and ultra-premium wines. Nature's Own Farms, purveyor of 100% natural chicken, beef, eggs and cheeses. Merchantville's own Chef Rebecca Bailey of the Tea Kettle Bakery & Cafe, offering homemade jams, jellies and salsas.
John T. Plasket III
John (Jack) T. Plasket, III passed away on June 6, 2012 at the age of 86. He was a resident of Strathmere, NJ, formerly of Merchantville, NJ and Ocean City, NJ. He is pre-deceased by his wife of 54 years Dorothy (nee: Rugg), and his daughter Judi. He is survived by his wife Gloria Carpenter Plasket, his son Larry, his daughter Donna,
Library Programs for July

libraryMerchantville Public Library has been part of the Camden County Library system since 1928. Merchantville may be the smallest branch, but it boasts 11 public computers, as well as a varied collection of adult, tween and children’s materials. We have over 3500 DVDs for you to choose from,

John L. Hankins

John L. Hankins, 93, former vice president of electric production at the Philadelphia Electric Co., died Tuesday, May 29, at Lima Estates, a retirement community near Media, where he had lived since moving from his longtime residence in Rose Tree in 1991. Born in Merchantville, he was senior class president and varsity basketball team captain at both Merchantville High School, from which he graduated in 1935, and at Lehigh, where he earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1939.

Geraldine Y. Hargrove
On May 18, 2012 age 70 (nee Young) of Merchantville, NJ. She was the wife of the late Gordon "Corkie" Hargrove and mother of the late Harry Hargrove.She is survived by one daughter Rita (Frank) Barney; three grandchildren James, Miranda, and Julie; three sisters Thelma Evans, Imanelle Vanatta,and Mentie Atnip and one brother Nelson Young.
Wellwood is the spot for Merchantville's Birthday!
137thJoin in the community fun at Merchantville's 138th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! The Birthday Celebration is scheduled for Saturday June 2nd from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Wellwood Park. Wellwood Park is located between West Maple, Hamilton and Linden Avenues. There will be traditional picnic, games, races including potato-sack, three legged and egg/spoon; a pie eating contest, a bounce house, balloon clowns and a dunk tank to name few. Refreshments by Cabana Water Ice. Music and entertainment will please the crowd throughout the day. The Public Events Committee welcomes additional volunteers to help with advance planning and as well as on the day of this event. Call: 856-662-2474 ext. 103 if you can help!
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