Focus on Empowering Women

On January 6th, , Community Journalist for, profiled resident entrepreneur, Adrian Rowan, her client, Jessica Devito, and her boudoir photography business. His video interview focuses on how photography can empower women by capturing the strength of their persona in positive, artistic body images. Rowan, a single mother by choice and, business owner, vocally advocates that - much like herself - all women can realize their dreams and should never fear doing that by themselves.


Spotlight on Victorian Renos

Recently two residents have taken to social media to share their home renovations. Realtor, Andrew Mascieri, offers a wonderful diary on Instagram chock full of images, reels and stories under the House of Andrew Tyler that memorialize renovations on his 152 year old Victorian at 33 East Chestnut Avenue. Enjoy a great pictorial stroll with Andrew through the ups and downs of project managing a home restoration including some great before and after shots of updates to his foyer, bathrooms and kitchen. His background in design and passion for his home shine through. You'll also want to take a peek at 1 East Chestnut Avenue, a glorious 1888 Queen Anne victorian and new home to Adrian Rowan Photography and a women’s boutique named House of Rowan - both opening soon. Adrian, an Air Force veteran, former government photographer and, current photography entrepreneur with a new baby, bought her dream home in town this summer and undertook a hectic two-month renovation before reopening her studio in September. Adrian chronicled the progress of her restoration on her Instagram story and will be posting a full blog soon, including details about setbacks she faced and the challenges of getting materials in a COVID-19 world on her business website Merchantville truly appreciates every effort that residents endeavor to rescue, restore and care for our diverse stock of historic and modern era homes. Send your story to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Book Your Photo Shoot

Schedule a great photo session with the newest business in town, Adrian Rowan Photography. Adrian is restoring the corner property she recently bought on Chestnut & Centre as a home and, workspace for clients who desire a full service, boutique experience. Adrian's work has always intended to capture her client's confidence and empowerment. She's a 13 year Air Force Veteran who ran the photography studio at the Pentagon for Headquarters Marine Corps. She hopes you will join her on this photo journey to create some beautiful art that clients will treasure. "Through existing in photographs we embrace ourselves and are reminded of a moment in time we want to capture for a lifetime." She hopes to be finished her home and boudoir reno by August 31st - follow it on Facebook.

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