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MPLL 50/70 Champs

Congrats to Merchantville-Pennsauken Little league 50/70 All-Star team on winning the District 13 Championship! MPLL, who had a bye in the first round, hosted and defeated Pemberton Little League at the Elm Avenue field and will now move on to the Section 4 Tournament which starts July 5, 2022 and is hosted by West Deptford. Come out and support the team in their challenge to go all the way. 50-70 Baseball is designed for the player that has experienced boys major league baseball play and is ready to move to a higher level of competition. 50' pitchers mounds and 70' base paths replace the 46' pitchers mound and 60' base paths of major league baseball. The game now has leads and pickoffs and looks a lot like High School baseball.  Registration for MPLL 50/70 Baseball closes on 08/16/2022 at 05:00 PM. Season Dates: 09/10/2022 to 10/31/2022. MPLL available programs.

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GOTCHA

Whether you're new to board games or a veteran, all are welcome to join in the fun on Saturday, June 4th from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. EDT Kids, families, adults, seniors - everyone has a place at the table. GOTCHA is a group dedicated to getting gamers together in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area. Any gamer is welcome; board games, role playing games, tabletop games, strategy card games, LARP, X-Wing Miniatures, and there are so many more options and opportunities. We play a lot of board games. We have a large gym to host and a few rooms near by, should the space become needed. In the event we are not able to use the gym, we will be on the top floor. Please use the back entrance connected to the church parking lot. The church's front doors will not be open. Do not let the stairs scare you, this event is handicap accessible with an elevator that can get you to the gym or the top floor. The church is allowing us to use this space for free. Follow our events.

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Spring Bourse Meetings

Join us for the MSC Saturday Stamp Bourse on April 2nd and May 7th, hosted by the Merchantville Stamp Club, Martin Luther Chapel school gym, 4100 Terrace Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ. Bourse Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m. While COVID-19 is still active please wear a mask to protect yourself and others. The following dealers committed to the MSC Saturday Bourse are Kevin Custis (Stamp Man), Bob Heaton/Fisch Stamps, Denne Keller/Bruce Lord, Richard Marolda, Sid Morginstin (Button Stamp Co.), Eric Rosenbaum, Ryan Terlecky, Ross Wiessmann and Drew Wintringham. The entrance to the gym is off of Baker Ave., in the back of the building. Parking is in the playground lot, inside of the gate near the dumpsters. For further information, please call: Carol Anne Visalli, President, 856-768-1127 or Bruce Lord 610-356-0867.

 

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Merchantville Wins 3rd

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.

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Merchantville's Scouts

Did you know that girl and boy scouts from Troop 119 meet at Trinity Methodist Church every Thursday from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.? Our girl scouts moved Witch’s House into position in Monsterville earlier this week. Annually, these club members have a fundraising events, host a Spaghetti dinner, move Merchantville's Santa shack into the center of town, compete in a Klondike derby and host a car wash. Once a month they go on a camping trip and during spring and fall host a clean up in  our home town. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get accesses to scout information

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MPLL Fall Ball

Fall Ball registration is open for all divisions of Merchantville Pennsauken Little League baseball and softball - except for tee ball. Online registration runs through August 26th. Offerings: Coach Pitch Baseball, Minor and Major League Softball and, Junior and Major League Baseball.  Season Dates: 09/10/2021 to 10/31/2021. Fee: $100. Mustang Softball registration is also available for high school age players at $160. MPLL is also looking for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in coaching softball or baseball for our fall and/or spring season. Questions about what's involved? Reach out to us via social media on Facebook or through our website or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Love In Bloom

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! 

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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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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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Donations for Needy

With warmer weather and more vaccinations underway, the Love in Motion Youth Group announced that they're resuming collection and donation activities and gearing up for some "clean-up" events. Right now, they are requesting toiletries, diapers and wipes during the month of June. They are gathering these items for their homeless outreach in Camden, as well as, South Jersey Mutual Aid. They only need the items listed, so please don't donate things that are not on the list. Items can be dropped off on the porch at 112 Locust Street and 24 Volan Street, Merchantville or can be picked up - just email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. As always, thank you for your kindness and generosity. Community matters!

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New County Commander

At the Camden County American Legion committee meeting, on April 15th, Merchantville resident John Brouse was elected as Camden County’s Commander for 2021-2022. John served in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard for 8 years in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield which became Operation Desert Storm. He's been the Post Commander for Merchantville's FW Grigg Post 68 American Legion from 2013-2021. The Post has been active in Merchantville since the early 1920s and hosts events like the Annual PTSD walk to bring awareness to the Veteran suicide epidemic. In 2019 the Post celebrated 100 years and the Borough dedicated a portion of West Chestnut Avenue as "Corporal Grigg Way". The organization is currently promoting a "Build A Brick - Wall of Honor" at Wellwood Park.
 
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