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The Observer

The Merchantville Observer is an independent newspaper serving the residents of Merchantville. It is published monthly, distributed to households in the Borough and available in stores of advertisers. It is operated by General Manager: Edward H. Bohn III; Editors: Jeff Bonfield and Gail Meister; Distribution Managers: Jim and Jane Moore;…
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Play ball at Wellwood

The backstop at Wellwood Park has been repaired after being damaged by a fallen tree several months ago. Take advantage of this family-friendly field space to enjoy a pick up game of baseball or softball in the park. We look forward to seeing Merchantville Little League return to the park…
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2019 Townie Awards

NJ Pen wants you to tell them about the people, places, and members of your community that make it what it is, and they’ll share those stories with their readers. They're asking their readers to help identify the people and places on which they should shine a light to tell…
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1st Fridays start in June

From June to October, on the First Friday of each month, Merchantville will run a Night Market with fun for the whole family including food trucks, vendors, live music, movies and more in the downtown along Chestnut and Centre streets. Many local food businesses and retail shops will be open…
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Electric outages reported

The interactive PSE& G Outage Map showed that fewer than 5 customers had reported they were affected by the storms that blew through the borough a fer hours ago. The outages were first reported around 5:18 a.m. and electricity is expected to be restored by 10:30 a.m. The reports are…
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Multi-Family Yard Sale

Shop for you and your Easter basket, too. Stop by our huge multi-family sale on Saturday, April 20th, featuring household goods and decor, art/craft supplies, vintage books, tools, and clothing PLUS baked goods and Easter basket chocolates. All proceeds benefit the homeless pets at AWANJ the Animal Welfare Association in…
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Holistic Street Festival coming

Mystical May Holistic Street Festival will be a unique street fair experience with a mind, body, spirit theme. Various local holistic practitioners will participate from various modalities including Reiki, IET, Reflexology, Herbalism, and yoga. Find angel card and tarot readers, mediums and psychics. Also featured an array of handmade and…
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#7 and climbing

Best South Jersey towns for families: Where does yours rank? Well according to NJFamily.com now there's a list that ranks the family-friendliness of more than 500 towns across the state. The site assigned ratings to towns with populations of 1,500-plus based on factors such as schools, safety, affordability and diversity.…
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Events abound this Saturday

Saturday, April 13th is sizing up to be a beautiful day and the borough has quite a line up of fun events for Merchantville kids and adults. The day starts at 10:00 a.m. with the Borough's Annual Egg Hunt at the Community Center where kids age 10 and under are…
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Volunteerism is a gift to your community

The power of volunteerism is immeasurable. A society which supports and encourages different forms of volunteering is likely to be a society which also promotes the well-being of its citizens. The Borough is looking for volunteers to assist with future Borough-sponsored public events. Fill out this form or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Knights celebrate Founders Day

St. Peter School Merchantville celebrated our wonderful Knights of Columbus Council on their Founder's Day. We had a special presentation during Mass to thank them for their tireless service to our school and parish. Afterwards the Knights spoke to our students to let them know all about being a Knight…
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