Matthew J. Gilliss, D.O. of Haddon Heights, NJ died tragically in a motor vehicle accident in Cherry Hill, NJ during a storm Sunday evening, April 11, 2021. Matt was the youngest child of Dr. Alfred G. "Doc" and Barbara (nee Roller) Gilliss, Jr. and grew up in Merchantville with brothers David and Adam and, sister, Amy. Matt leaves his beloved wife Dr. Heather Crawford and their three treasured children, Gavin, Gabriel and Bella. He was a primary care physician and partner in an Advocare practice in Mt. Laurel, Williamstown and Vineland. Visitation and a memorial mass will take place on Saturday, April 17th. Full obituary.
This remarkable 2 story corner property home at 301 Poplar Avenue has been largely remodeled. Built in 1924, it offers an open floor plan, two front sunrooms or observatories with engineered bamboo flooring, huge living room with gorgeous hardwood floors plus brick wood burning fireplace, large dining room also has hardwood flooring, new kitchen with vinyl flooring 100% waterproof, new stainless steel appliances and upgraded gas range with quartz counter tops Plus a pot filler faucet! Behind the kitchen is the new bathroom with new marble top vanity and large soaking tub. Access to the 2 car attached garage is through this hallway. The upstairs is access by a wide stairway to a large walk around giving access to the large bathroom with separate soaking tub and shower with custom sliding glass doors and a 15x12' laundry with large folding table, very unique feature. The primary and second bedrooms are also large accommodating most bedroom suits. This is an as is sale, the seller is not doing anything more except clean up in the garage and insulating the attic. The basement is unfinished.
Give a big welcome to VisionFiTT who will be hosting our newest program at Ryan's Retail, 22 N. Centre Street, Merchantville. Come out and give it a try! Get fit - Stay fit - Dance fit. This group is intended to inspire every single member including me to do just that. The focus is on education and fitness, healthy living, healthy eating, community resources for healthy....and YOU! This Zumba Fitness event will take place on Sunday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m. Your health is a journey. Find the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/visionfittness. $5.00 donation welcomed.
Kate Holden from Soulflower Yoga has two amazing prenatal workshops coming up. Next week on Saturday, April 10th join her at @dharmayogawellnessstudio from1:00-2:00 p.m. for a beginners prenatal workshop to learn breathing exercises and yoga poses to help you connect with your body and your baby in a safe environment. This class is open to all levels, even those who haven’t done yoga before, and is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. On Saturday, May 10th, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. we will be diving into essential oils and a holistic approach to all things pregnancy and labor. We will share how to enhance your journey through pregnancy through essential oils and which oils to avoid to keep both you and baby safe. Enjoy creating your own rollerball blend to use through pregnancy and beyond! Pre-registration is required through links on our new website www.fullmoonwellnessandbirth.com.
As the nicer weather is approaching please remember the safety practices when you are using outdoor fire places. Open, burning recreational fire and portable outdoor fireplaces can pose some safety hazards. Homeowners enjoy fire pits and outdoor fireplaces for warmth, recreation and cooking. Increase your enjoyment of outdoor fires by knowing you’re doing all you can to burn cleanly, safely, and responsibly for your family, neighbors and community. Here are ways you can enjoy them responsibly. Merchantville does not require homeowners to obtain a permit for fire pits however, a permit is required for commercial properties. Here are some tips from the Merchantville Fire Department and the EPA. If anyone has any questions regarding safe practices do not hesitate to contact us at (856) 662-0900.
The Borough of Merchantville will be holding two family events - an Easter Bunny Drive-by and and Egg Hunt - to celebrate the Easter holiday this weekend! The drive-by tour will take place this Friday, March 26th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. and will begin on the east side of town and travel towards the west side. The downtown Easter Egg Hunt will take place along Rails-to-Trails path on Saturday morning, March 27th. This is a day-long activity without a central meeting point. Eggs will be scattered on the path and along the downtown business district where children can hunt and collect. Residents are encouraged to post and share their Egg Hunt photos on the Borough or Public Events Facebook pages while participating. Thank you to the town and our community volunteers for providing some fun holiday activities!
Bradley, Rosemary C. (nee Conover), passed away peacefully, on March 15, 2021. She was 82 years old. Rosemary was a true "South Jersey Girl", raised in Kramer Hill and Merchantville where she was a majorette and graduate of the Merchantville High School Class of 1956. She always remained involved in the high school alumni association and reunion planning, with most recently her 65th reunion coming up. She was a longtime employee with New Jersey Bell then AT&T and retired after managing the Cherry Hill and Burlington Phone Center Stores. Rosemary was the cherished daughter of the late James and Rose (nee Hewitt) Conover, daughter-in-law to the late Mason E. Sr. and Anne G. Bradley and former wife of Mason E. Bradley, Jr. (Marlene). Loving mother of Michelle A. Bradley, Mason E. Bradley III and his wife, Tracey and Sandra L. Bradley. Predeceased by her beloved grandson Richard James 'RJ' Vogel. Loving grandmother of Connor Harris, Madison and Nora Bradley and dear great-grandmother of Rjay Michael Vogel. Dearly loved sister of Elmer Conover (the late Bunny), the late James Conover (the late Adella, Jean), the late Ronald Conover (Barbara), and aunt to many nieces and nephews as well as grand & great nieces and nephews. Full obituary.
Join Erin Chambers from Real Girl Method for a socially-distanced all-levels Pilates Mat class outdoors at Eclipse Brewing, 25 East Park Avenue, Merchantville, on Saturday, April 24th from 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Ticket price includes a one hour class and your first pour or flight. Attendees must be 21 or older to participate. No refunds. Please bring your own fitness mat, water bottle and you will be required to wear a face mask at all times unless you are on your mat, or at your table. Erin Chambers is a certified Pilates and Barre instructor in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area blending a style of the latest exercise science, meditation, movement, Lotte Berk Method, ballet, dance, pilates, yoga and strength training. Register here.