Art From The heART

Eilandarts Center in Merchantville invites you attend to their "Art from the heArt" show by Sharon Ann Smith and a Closing Reception on Friday, July 30th from 8:00-9:00 p.m. The Show will be running from June 1st through July 31st. Sharon Ann is an academically trained artist working from life in oil and watercolor. She creates museum quality paintings using skills developed by the old masters while incorporating vibrant color and lively brushwork! Each painting carries with it a love of beauty and life, and refined artistry of the highest quality that is sure to bring color and life to your home and uplift your heart.

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Summer Solstice Celebration

Join Aradia's Treasure Metaphysical Shop on Saturday, June 19th, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. for a celebration of Litha, Midsummer, the Summer Solstice. We will join together in the spirit of hope and gratitude. Meditate, sing, dance and sup together. Festive dress would be great fun too! Payment in advance on our website. Activities include a circle gathering, meditation and light supper. Aradia's Treaure carries inspiring products for mind, body and spirit. It is located at 19 North Centre Street in Merchantville.

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Sherry L. Rodgers

Sherry L. Rodgers from Merchantville, New Jersey, passed away on May 29, 2021, at the age of 48, leaving to mourn family and friends. She was predeceased by her father John Rodgers. She is survived by her sons, Joshua Rodgers and Josh; her mother Debbie Rodgers (Nee Mason); her siblings, Beth Lee, Shannon, Jenn (Joe Bupp), Lisa and Kelsey; and her friend Jocelyn Rhea. She is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 8th 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Alloway Funeral Home. Full obituary.

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One Of A Kind

Welcome to One Oak Terrace, the historic and charming Carroll House. A rare opportunity exists to own this Impressive 4,800 square foot 6 bedroom, three bath Neoclassical home tucked away in the Nationally Registered Oaks Historic District of Merchantville, NJ. Set foot through the large paneled front door which is set in a marbled recess that is framed by tuscan columns. A grand entry foyer awaits you with its sweeping staircase that wraps around to a second floor curved balcony and second floor hallway with a beautifully detailed wood framed mirror. To the left of the Foyer is a beamed ceiling Living Room with oak trim details and a brick & wood paneled wood burning fireplace. Step through the french doors to a sun filled office. All three rooms contain the original arts & crafts lighting fixtures which also can be found in other rooms of the home. This gracious home is just short walk to downtown shops, restaurant's, a beautiful park, a walking/running/biking path and a just 15 minute commute to Downtown Philadelphia. Merchantville is full of great 19th and early 20th century Architecture and it has been awarded as one of the "Classic Towns" of greater Philadelphia. Come see this impressive home in a small town with memories to offer. Listed by Andy Grant, Peze & Associates.

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Neighbors To Neighbors

Merchantville Democrats are out talking with neighbors to support get the vote out. Cindy Morales-Butts and Dan Sperrazza are running for two Borough Council seats in the June 8th primary. Cindy has resided in town with her family since 2004 and is an Instructor and Program Developer at East Greenwich…
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Thomas Segrest, Sr.

On May 21, 2021, age 59, of Pennsauken, NJ. He was the beloved father of Michael (Michelle), Philip (Emily), Ashley Siciliano (Michael), Jeremy (Nicole), Debbie Ann Juliano (Jim), Dylan and the late Thomas M. Jr. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; his former wife Debbie (nee Dawson); two sisters Terry Murphy and Donna Bocolo and one brother John Segrest. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Alloway Funeral Home 315 E. Maple Avenue Merchantville, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM in St. Peter Church Merchantville, NJ. Full obituary.

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Lewis Foulke, Sr.

Lewis H. Foulke Sr., age 94 of Merchantville passed away Monday, May 10, 2021. Born March 9, 1927 in Riverton, to the late William and Alice Foulke, he was a World War II US Army Veteran, NRA member, and had retired from PNC Bank after working as a comptroller for many years. Husband of the late Dolores Foulke; brother of the late Chick Foulke, Robert Foulke, and Norman DeLaney; he is survived by three children, Lewis H. Foulke Jr. (Sharon), Thomas W. Foulke, Kerry Foulke Smith (Marty); five grandchildren, and his many nieces and nephews. Full obituary.

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Tomten House in Town

A new neighbor has moved into Merchantville taking full advantage of our beautiful gardens and green team goals. Charlie Coar's tomten has moved from our family farm, Lalosen,  in Sweden to our garden here so he can watch over his American family. Constructed with lots of love, help and patience, the tomten's home is just about  ready for him. Hundreds of years old, our family tomten has roamed the birch tree filled forests of Sweden for generations. Watching over the children and the farm animals, the Tomten steals around on silent feet only to be seen by the youngest of children or purest of heart. On Christmas Eve he talks to the animals and dances around the Jul tree. We are so excited about his decision to come here and live with us. He will spend his days watching over Charlie, all the neighborhood children, pets, and chickens. 

Charlie would like to thank his brother Patrick Coar for his carpentry skills and his siblings Indie, Katie, and Frank for landscaping, planting, and helping him paint. The Merchantville community helped build this house so thank you to Will Deputy for tree removal, Patrick Schetter for preparing the bed, Dorothy Foley and the Garden Club, Green Team, and Incredible Edible for inspiring us to plant the sunflowers which are surrounding the house, the Nickollofs for strawberry plants, the organizers and participants for the plant give away, and Adrian Rowan Photography Studio for the bricks. A very special thank you to Charlie's Facebook community that has supported Charlie's many projects with over 30 thousand people sending him love for this little house. 

We know our tomten will be so happy here in our little town  and we are pretty sure Grace, Oliver, and Addy may, if they are extra lucky, catch our tomten talking to their chickens and Fiona and Ronan may see our tomten wandering in their new gardens talking to the butterflies. Valkomen and thank you all for your "tree" mendous support of Charlie! - by Esther Coar

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Memorial Groundbreaking

The Borough of Merchantville and Merchantville Legion Post 68 will host a Memorial Day Service and Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, May 31, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Legion Post 68 is working with the Borough the Borough, the Taskforce, the Travis Manion Foundation and Philadelphia Team RWB to build a Veterans…
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Planting Paw Paws

Merchantville Organic Community Garden now has three native fruiting Paw Paw trees thanks to a generous donation from the Merchantville Observer and collaboration between Merchantville's Shade Tree Commission, Green Team and Incredible Edible. Thanks to a great group of volunteers from town: George Aaron, Lynn and Steve Geddes, Monica Tully, Anna and Joe Bouvier, Kerry and Tim Mentzer, Greg Hample, Jim Murray, Bob Murray, Dorothy, Joe and Pat Foley, Cindy Hertneck, Denise Menzel, Nina Scarpa, Alice Diamond, and Ed Bohn. IE Merchantville member, Brigid Austin, planted four immature Paw Paws three weeks ago in Wellwood Park along Hamilton Avenue. This is the group's first "understory tree" project. Paw Paws will grow from 12 to 25 feet tall and will produce fruit in 2-6 years.
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Ordination Planned

Bishop Dennis Sullivan will ordain Rev. Mr. Carlo Santa Teresa and Rev. Mr. Steven Bertonazzi to the priesthood on Saturday, May 22nd, at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Mary Mother of Mercy Parish in Glassboro. They are completing seminary studies at Immaculate Conception Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., will join the ranks of the presbyterate at the 10:30 a.m. liturgy. Rev. Mr. Santa Teresa, 31, a graduate of Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, will celebrate his first Mass on Sunday, May 23, 3 p.m. at his home parish of Saint Peter, Merchantville. The faithful are invited to watch and pray with the diocesan community by visiting a livestream broadcast of the Mass on

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