The 52nd Annual Ocean City Fishing Club Surf Fishing Tournament took place October 23rd, when 110 anglers from 19 fishing clubs, plus nine individual anglers, participated in the outing. During the tournament, 153 fish were caught - 133 sharks, 12 kingfish, seven kingfish and one, 10-inch spot. The prize for the largest fish went to a 17.5-inch needlefish caught by John Gustafson, from the Delaware Valley Surf Anglers team. The first-place team award went to American Angler Team “A,” with 72.75 points. RH Custom Rods Team Green was second, with 50 points, and third place went to the Merchantville Fishing Club Team “A,” with 44.25 points. Points were earned by the particular species and the number of fish caught. If interested, Merchantville's Fishing Club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Merchantville Community Center at 8:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, June 23rd, Love in Motion Youth Group was at Charlie's Crepes spending a beautiful afternoon collaborating on an activity designed to spread a little love around our community! Charlie’s wife, Lisa Koory, who meticulously tends to Little Blooming Garden - a beautiful flower garden on site at the restaurant - generously donated jars, flowers and her time so youth group members could make little floral arrangements with cards and special sentiments for various members, teachers and businesses in the Merchantville community. Love in Motion was thankful for the opportunity to spread some love and highly recommends enjoying some crepes while taking in the natural beauty of Lisa's gardens!
James J. Eichman “Jim”, of Westville, NJ passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday February 10, 2021. Jim was a long time member of the Merchantville Fishing Club, a regular at their annual awards banquet and a frequent attendee at most kid events with his grandchildren. According to his obituary, Jim loved all things outdoors, be it fishing and trapping, gardening and hiking, and even metal detecting. He truly loved the outdoors and passed this love of nature off to his children & grandchildren who surely will continue in his footsteps. He leaves behind his wife of 46 years Deborah L. (Marcus) Eichman; children, Jimmy, Kevin (Kelly) and, Lisa Groves (Jeff); and, grandchildren Madeline, Ellie, Hannah, Connor, Claire, Matias and Jocelyn. A great guy who will be missed by all members of the club.