Show Your Patriotic Pride

pridebannerGet out Your Red, White & Blue for the 2012 Merchantville Car and Bike Show. Celebrate along with our Magnificent Merchantville Veteran Ceremony. It’s all about the Colors this year! Decorate the exterior of your home in Merchantville and be one of the top three residences to win prizes and awards.


You can decorate anytime as long as the decorations are available for judging over the weekend of July 7, 2012 and remain up through the day of the Car Show. For questions: Call Jacquelyn Fuentes at 609-680-2013 and visit for updates.

SCUCS ends Senior Lunch Program

seniorlunchOn May 30, 2012 Mayor North received notice from Stephen Considine, CEO of Senior Citizens United Community Services, that they are closing the Merchantville Nutrition Site at the Community Center effective June 29, 2012. This site has provided meals and socialization

Ironies abound as Camden landmark's fate is sealed

The landmarks Camden has lost or tossed away could fill a hall of shame. They include long-gone but still-beloved buildings like the Stanley Theater, the Walt Whitman Hotel, and the Broadway Methodist Church, a list to which the shuttered Sears store on Admiral Wilson Boulevard soon will be added. Let's point out that the disappearance of any single structure in Camden has been far less damaging to the city's viability than the wholesale clearance of blocks along Broadway, Mickle, Federal, and Market between the Delaware River and 10th Street.

Laundry packets critically poison kids
laundrypodsOn May 18th along with the American Association of Poison Control Centers, NJPIES issued a press that was distributed to all major media outlets urging parents to keep highly concentrated “single dose packs” of laundry detergent locked up and away from children. Nationally, poison centers are
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,
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