Remembering a mother and artist

aswilsonJanice Wilson Stridick is relaxing with her husband on the porch of their lovingly restored Victorian home in Merchantville, Camden County, and remembering how she discovered a stunning message from her mother, Cape May artist Alice Steer Wilson, years after Wilson's 2001 death.


"My mother was one of those women born in the '20s who had all this ambition, all this determination to be her own woman," Stridick says, "but also had this ambition to be a mother. "And I'm one of those daughters born in the '50s who became a feminist and was telling her, like, 'Mom, step into it!'  Wilson raised four children and painted hundreds of watercolors. "She was painting while nurturing," Janice says. "I celebrate that."

Memorial Day ceremony
MemorialDayA Memorial Day ceremony will take place in Wellwood Park at Maple & Linden Avenue on Monday, May 25th at 10:00 a.m. There will be a wreath laying, guest speakers and refreshments. The program will be conducted by the F.W.Grigg Post 68 Deputy Commander, The American Legion, Merchantville, New Jersey. In the event of inclement weather the service will be held at the Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue.
Italian Market turns 100

Merchantville resident Gus Sarno still makes cakes in the basement of the South Philadelphia rowhouse his grandfather bought in 1904 and turned into Isgro Pastries. He still stacks cookies into boxes at the dining room table where his family ate supper 60 years ago when the doorbell to the shop wasn't ringing. Sarno still sells cannolis out of glass cases a few steps from his grandmother's original kitchen.

Pennsauken to consider joining county force
The Camden County Police Department, which for two years has patrolled only the city of Camden, hopes to begin justifying its broader ambition by wooing a second town into its fold - Pennsauken Township. County officials are expected to submit a detailed proposal this month to Pennsauken that would spell out how a county-run department would function in place of the township's current force.
Borough prevails in redevelopment appeal
The New Jersey Appellate Division on Friday declined to revive a redeveloper's lawsuits over Merchantville, New Jersey's refusal to adopt an amendment to a redevelopment plan covering portions of the borough's downtown. The appellate court issued two separate unpublished opinions respectively rejecting Fieldstone Associates LP's suit
Happy Mother's Day

Merchantville is Laura Nickollof Panarello's hometown. Her son Connor, who attends Mercahntville School, was diagnosed with Hemifacial Microsomia at birth. In this video Connor and his mom, Laura, talk about growing up with a craniofacial condition and the care they've received at CHOP. Our community is so proud of you and Connor!

Mayor Brennan initiates community forums
mhs5Mayor Edward Brennan will be hosting a quarterly forum in the Borough of Merchantville to encourage public discussion regarding hot button issues and interesting topics. The forums will take place in Wellwood Park, the Community Center and the old bank building. Please join him on Thursday, May 28th beginning at 7:00PM at Wellwood Park,
Send/Receive Final Decision

MES_LogoThe Merchantville Board of Education is proud to announce that the Commissioner of Education has affirmed the Administrative Law Judge’s decision to sever its sending-receiving relationship with Pennsauken and enter into a new sending-receiving relationship with Haddon Heights. The Commissioner concurred with the ALJ’s findings of fact and conclusion of law, and adopted the Initial Decision as the final decision in this matter, finding that – absent a showing of substantial negative financial, educational or racial impact herein – the Commissioner is required to grant the request.

Redevelopment initiative gets started

The Ragan Design Group is helping the Borough of Merchantville develop an Amended Redevelopment Plan for the triangular area defined by Centre, Park, and Chestnut. A redevelopment committee, comprised of residents and business owners, meet on a monthly basis. This page is intended to share information about the process

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