IE Meeting Tonight

Join the core working group of Incredible Edible Merchantville upstairs at Eclipse Brewing for their monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. tonight. They will host guest speaker Jen Callaghan to share information on Aeroponic Gardening and get an update from Dorothy Foley on Sustainable Jersey Green Team Certification. The certification application deadline is Sunday, May 17th and IE members are working feverishly with support from the municipality and other Merchantville sustainability groups to achieve Bronze status this year. Brigid Austin will update everyone on our application for a grant through The Pollination Project, an international nonprofit organization. Finally, Joan Brennan will review plans for Spring 2020 IE Small Action Plans to establish timelines, discuss plant procurement, signage, promotion and coming events. Next meeting: Thursday, March 5th at 7:00PM at Eclipse Brewing.

Green Team Meets Tonight

Merchantville's Green Team will have their October meeting Thursday, October 17th, at 7:30 p.m. at the old Post Office, now Ryans Retail on Centre Street. Main item for agenda is the early planning for an Earth Fair on May 9th. Updates on existing projects and partnerships will be reviewed and initiatives for this fall discussed and planned. The Green Team is registered with Sustainable Jersey. They develop plans, implement programs, and assists with educational opportunities that support the creation of a sustainable community. The Merchantville Green Team was recently recognized at the Camden County Freeholder Meeting for work on sustainability! The Green Team meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. If you are interested in participating please email the Green Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

OA Weekly Meetings

Overeaters Anonymous has approximately 6,500 meetings in over 80 countries. OA is a self help 12-Step Program for individuals who compulsively eat or overeat, and whose lives, health, relationships, emotions have become unmanageable because of their eating. There are no dues or fees and the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. Please join thousands of people worldwide who have found relief from the horrible disease of compulsive eating. Meetings take place in Merchantville on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 10 West Maple Avenue. For more information please call Judy at 856-234-2556 or go to the South Jersey OA website at

Centennial Meeting

The day was August 11, 1919. A meeting was held In Merchantville by returning local doughboys to start a chapter of the newly formed Veterans group called the American Legion. 100 years later to the day we will return to spot where it all started. A very special post meeting that is open to the public as we reflect on those humble beginnings and pay tribute to our Post namesake, 19 year old resident Frederick W. Grigg. The meeting will be held upstairs in Council chambers as it was in the "old Borough Hall" 100 years ago. The meeting will begin at 12 noon. Following the meeting all are invited to raise a glass at Eclipse brewing to young Frederick and the rest of the doughboys who set into motion a century of service to our local Veterans. Join in on a singing of "Over There" as we proudly celebrate Merchantville Posts 100th Birthday! Hope you can join us.

Attention PSH Alumni

Pennsauken Alumni Day is Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Field Hockey starts the sporting events off at 9:00 am with Family Fun events start at 11:00 and end at 5:00 to get ready for 6:00 Football Game under lights. Come out and help celebrate 60 years of Pennsauken High School students. We'll have food, fun, campus tours, and lots of memories to share. See your favorite fall sport play and help dedicate the new turf football field with an Alumni Parade under the lights. More info to come so stay tuned to the Pennsauken HS Alumni Association facebook page or the district website. Interested alumni are welcome to join us at the next planning meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7th in the PHS Library.

Freeholder Meeting in Merchantville

Camden County's Board of Chosen Freeholders held their monthly meeting at the Merchantville Community Center last evening. Some proposed resolutions included an agreement between the county and Cooper River Yacht Club for kayak rental, $150,000 for countywide dam repairs, $500,000 for youth gang desistance/divergent grant funds, $32,000 for electronic faxing machines, $54,000 for video camera upgrades, and $966,000 for the purchase of a server system for the Department of Corrections. A Community Award was given to Cindy Hertneck from the Merchantville Garden Club, a sustainability award to Mary Ellen Lane for her work on the Cherry Hill Environmental Board, a proclamation honoring Camden native Theresa Thoulouis, Team USA gold medalist and individual bronze medalist at the WKC World Championship in Dublin, Ireland and National Spelling Bee champion, Shruthika Padhy, from Cherry Hill. Full agenda.

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