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Music Fest 9/25

Hey there, Music Lovers! Time to get excited! Merchantville Music Fest is one week away! Music begins on Saturday, September 25th at 3:00 p.m. and we're excited to say that we have five great local or locally connect bands - The Koosmans an acoustic garage punk duo, Lounge Act dedicated…
Published in Boro, Arts

Alyce Janssen, 95

Alyce died on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. At the age of 95, she was one of the oldest residents of Merchantville.  Alyce’s family moved to town when she was 17, and she died, peacefully, in the same home she lived in for 78 years. Alyce is preceded in death by her sister Mildred (known as Mimi) who also was a life long Merchantville resident. In her youth, Alyce was a member of the Merchantville Playcasters which performed in the building now occupied by the Blue Monkey. She also served many years in the Clerk’s office of Merchantville and is remembered for both attention to detail and efficiency in handling the many submissions that crossed her desk. Following her retirement, Alyce lived a quiet life, spending holidays with her neighbors and adopted family, Steve and Cindy Volkert and their family members. A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lakeview Memorial Park. All are welcome Full obituary.

Published in Milestones

Labor Day 2021

It’s an American holiday that pays tribute to workers in the U.S. and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 and was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century. Labor Day is often celebrated with parties and…
Published in New Jersey, Life

George O'Neill, 73

George O'Neill, 73, of Medford, passed away peacefully at home, on Saturday August 28, 2021, with his loving wifeand soulmate, Lynne Patrice O'Neill. He was on born February 4th, 1948 to the late Joseph and Gladys O'Neill. George attended the Merchantville school system and after high school was drafted into the US Army to fight in the Vietnam War. He received a Bronze Star medal for his distinguished service in Vietnam. George was an equestrian, an animal lover, and a Pinelands preservation advocate. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mathis Funeral Home in Medford, NJ. Full obituary.

Published in Milestones

Townwide Yard Sale Returns

It's time to clear out your attic, basement and garage and unearth those give-aways because, after a years hiatus, Merchantville's Annual Town Wide Yard Sale is returning. This community yard sale is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 18th, from 10-4, and no registration is required. This is a…
Published in Boro, Life

Alijah Is An Angel

Alijah Floyd-Brown's life will be celebrated during service at Alloway Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 1st at 11:30 a.m. Alijah was 9 years young and an incoming fourth grader at Merchantville School who bravely fought glioma cancer for 15 months. He passed peacefully on August 24, 2021. During those difficult months the school and greater Merchantville community stepped up to support the Brown family. That effort continues through an aftercare drive on GoFundMe.  Alijah is survived by his mother, Galaxy Brown, father, Troy Floyd-Brown, his sister, Serenity Floyd-Brown, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Brown and GG Thomas Brown and, a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Full obituary.Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m. For those who plan to attend the family requests that you wear bright, joyful colors since they want to celebrate his life. 

 
Published in Milestones

Memorial Vigil Planned

The Camden County Board of Commissioners and the Addiction Awareness Task Force invite family and friends on Overdose Awareness Day, August 31st at 7:30 PM to remember the loved ones we lost, and spread the message of hope to those still fighting the disease of addiction. Join us to help…

FDA Shrimp Recall

More than two dozen shrimp products sold nationwide by retailers including Target and Whole Foods were recalled by the FDA on Friday in a salmonella outbreak that has stricken nine people in four states, hospitalizing three, federal authorities say. The recalled shrimp was sold coast-to-coast under multiple labels, such as…
Published in National, Life, Wellness

Part-Time Youth Director

First Presbyterian Church in Merchantville is seeking a Director of Youth and Young Adult Christian Education. This is a 20-hour per week part-time position. A successful candidate will develop and implement appropriate curriculum and lessons for Jr. High, High School, and post-graduate level youth and actively promote the groups' participants' involvement with the services and activities of FPC. They will report directly to the Christian Education Committee, as well as the Sr. Pastor of FPC, and will be responsible to the FPC members and congregation via the C.E. Committee and the pastor. Salary is negotiable. If interested in this position please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send via regular mail the following: a copy of your resume, a copy of your Statement of Faith and a copy of your college transcript to the attention of: Earl Driscoll, First Presbyterian Church, 10 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville, NJ 08109.

Published in Life, News

Permanent Sub Position

Merchantville School has posted an open position for Permanent Substitute Teacher starting September 2021. Guaranteed a set schedule of four (4) days a week of work at a rate of $100 per day. Candidates must have Substitute Certificate or the willingness to obtain one. For consideration candidates must be well-organized,…
Published in Elementary, Life

NJ Vaccination App

Need easy digital access to your vaccine record on your phone? The NJ Department of Health Apps provide consumers access to their personal or family COVID-19 Vaccination Record. The free New Jersey consumer access Docket app is now available in the App store or on Google Play in English or Spanish depending on Smartphone settings. The Docket App is now available in the App store or on Google Play in English or Spanish depending on…
Published in COVID-19, Wellness
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