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Nicholas J. DiGrosso, Sr

Nicholas J. DiGrosso, Sr,. 79, a thirty-nine year employee of the Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission. Nick, the only son of Michael and Helen DiGrosso and big brother to his three sisters; died Monday with his loving family by his side. Nick first came to the commission in 1958 after serving in the Army in Korea. Having lived most of his life in Pennsauken and Merchantville, Nick attended Camden Catholic High School and Camden County Vocational School. Relatives and friends of the family are kindly invited to attend his Visitation Friday 6-9:00 PM & Saturday 8:30-9:30 AM at the FUNERAL HOME OF INGLESBY & SONS, 2426 Cove Road. Pennsauken NJ 08109. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10 AM St. Peter Church. Interment Locustwood Memorial Park In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Legion Post #68 or St. Peter Church, Merchantville. Info and guestbook @ www.inglesbyfuneralhome.com

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Bejewel yourself at Spring Bling 2012

Come out and shop for all your spring accersories. From jewelry to handbags and scarves, Jewelibilee has it all. The more you shop, the more you help! Great Mother's Day gifts and better yet - 20% of the evening's sales go to the Valerie Fund and other charities that MAJWC, Merchantville Area Junior Woman's Club, supports. MAJWC is an organization of women in the Merchantville Area who gather to make a difference in our community,

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Vegan chef offers advice, shares recipes to fight signs of aging

Wrinkles are directly linked to eating sugar, said the Japanese vegan chef. Chef Ayumi Hashimoto, of Nashville, Tenn., informed workshop guests that sugar in the bloodstream attaches to proteins to form harmful molecules called advanced glycation end products, or AGEs. Hashimoto said the more sugar you eat, the more AGEs you develop, and the more wrinkles you acquire. The bitter news for those with a sweet tooth was one of many facts Hashimoto shared at an anti-aging workshop and vegan cooking class Sunday. http://bit.ly/FQDz6d

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USA National Masters Track & Field Championships

Over 100 reigning indoor and outdoor world masters champions and Olympians are among over 800 athletes 35 to 95+ years old in the USA Track and Field Masters Championships in Bloomington, Indiana. Renee Henderson-Shepherd , a Pitt grad from Merchantville, is entered in the 60, 200, and 400 for women 45-49 and should do very well, as she is the American indoor record holder for her age group in each event. Follow her events next weekend!

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Annual auction benefits local charities

The Evening Membership Department (EMD) of the Woman's Club of Merchantville will be holding their annual basket auction on Friday, March 9 at Pennsauken High School. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Ticket price includes desserts, coffee and tea.

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Kristina Schmidt Carden

Kristina Schmidt Carden (nee Krouse) 61, on February 16, 2012 of Merchantville. Daughter of the late Richard E. and Mary Shirley Krouse; Loving Mother of Tiffany (Andy) Bordi; Beloved Wife of Paul Carden; Loving Sister of Richard (Theresa) Krouse; Devoted Grandmother (GG) of Cameron and Madelyn Bordi and Favorite Aunt. Also survived by many close friends & family. Tina, a lifelong resident of Merchantville was co-owner of the Green Marquee Antiques shop. She enjoyed a 30 plus year career as an antique dealer where she met and developed deep and loving friendships. She loved her family, dogs, birds, gardens and valued social time with her close friends. Tina was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Merchantville where she served as Deacon visiting and caring for the elderly community. Relatives and friends are invited for visitation on Thurs., Feb. 23rd at 2:00 followed by a Service of Witness to the Resurrection at 3:00 at the First Presbyterian Church of Merchantville, 10 W. Maple Avenue. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Tina Schmidt Carden to the Memorial Fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Merchantville.
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Proposed cell tower raises concerns

Pegasus Tower has entered into a lease agreement with Merchantville Country Club to build a 150 foot Cell Phone Tower on the club grounds. Merchantville resident, Dorothy Foley, is rallying others to join her in speaking out about how the plan will affect our community with her FB group "Citizen Power. No Cell Tower". The proposed site is approximately two blocks from the intersection of Spruce Street, Woodlawn Avenue and Prospect Street in Merchantville and in close proximity to the Community Center property. The request for a variance to erect the 150’ tower and 60’x60’ base station will be heard at the Cherry Hill Zoning Board meeting on Thursday, March 1st at 7:30 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Municipal building, 820 Mercer St Cherry Hill, NJ.
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Assembly Committee Clears Health Insurance Exchange Bill

The first in a long series of steps toward healthcare reform was taken yesterday, when a bill that will introduce sweeping changes to the way insurance is sold in New Jersey was voted out of an Assembly committee. It defines a health insurance exchange, an online marketplace where individuals and small businesses will buy coverage starting in 2014, when federal healthcare regulations will make insurance mandatory for most Americans. The bill was moved over the objections of health insurers and business trade groups, but with strong support from consumer advocates. http://bit.ly/yyoF2K
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Helen Ann (Williams) Stevens

Helen Ann (Williams) Stevens, age 85, of Moorestown, passed away on January 25, 2012. Born and raised in the Frankfurt section of Philadelphia, she graduated in 1948 from the University of Pennsylvania, where she met her husband of 59 years, Newlin W. Stevens, who predeceased her. Helen resided and raised a family of five in Merchantville, NJ all who survive her, Lynne Shand (Rt. Rev James J.), Cheryl Barlow (John), Karen Franklin (Bob), Janet Stevens (Peter Burgess), Kenneth (Anne) and 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Helen loved traveling and spending time with family and friends, most of the time in same near water or boating related venue. A woman of strong faith, Helen volunteered and helped with many church endeavors' throughout her life. Helen was also very active in Girl Scouts serving at many levels of the organization. Helen has given everyone she met a gift of inspiration and love. She will truly be missed. Visitation Thursday (1/26) 6-8 PM at the Lewis Funeral Home, 78 East Main Street, Moorestown, NJ 08057. Funeral Service Friday (1/27) 10:00 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church 207 W. Main St. Moorestown NJ. Interment Bethel Memorial Park Pennsauken.
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