Farmers Market returns this week

FMLogo250Merchantville's Farmers Market returns for this weekend on Saturday, July 19th from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. This week features: sustainable agriculture and heirloom vegetables from  Taylors Riverside Homestead FarmParadise Farm/Katt's Green Grocer produce, McFarlan's Market featuring drinks, breads, coffee, tea; the ancient art of homemade pasta is as easy to learn as it is to enjoy from Jolynn Deloach In My Grandmother's Kitchen Zeigfield's fresh cut flowers; Ginko Girls are back with yarn clothes and crafts; Michelle Tomlinson with Alden Cafe's delicious potato salad;  Lori's Little LoveliesJoe Gentile Hot DogsDuckies Candles;  American Karate System; vintage jewelry by Lisa Marks Designs; soap, salves and scrubs from Soaps and Decor; painted brick Paver Pals by Bob Mueller; Edna & Friends wood crafts; Sakri Health & Beauty Aids. The music starts at 9:00 a.m. with Stephanie Middleton followed by Tom Jenkins at 11AM!

 

The Farmers Market is located along a beautiful, tree-lined greenway in the heart of our downtown at Centre Street and chestnut Avenue. The season runs thru October 19th and will take place from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on the FIRST, THIRD & FIFTH Saturday of each month. The Market operates rain or shine.

 
SAVE the DATE

jon_pageThe third annual Jonathan Page Memorial Scholarship Beef and Beer will take place on August 23, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Woodbine Swim Club. We'll have more details soon but please mark your calendars for another night of fun with friends in honor of Jon. This scholarship honors Merchantville native Jonathan Page, who passed away at the age of 32 alongside his wife in a California car accident in 2010.

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Gerald (“Jerry”) Dewhurst Button, 80

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Gerald (“Jerry”) Dewhurst Button died peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family members, on July 7, 2014, in Loveland, Colorado. Jerry was born in Sidney, Nebraska on November 26, 1933, to Percy Leroy (P.L.) and Nell Button. He was the second of two sons; the first, Paul John Button, was later ordained as a Catholic Priest.His mother told the story of setting Jerry on the floor with an alarm clock and a screw driver when he was 4 or 5.

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Authors Workshop offered
Best-selling author and local favorite, Judith Kristen, brings her informative and fun “So you want to be an author?" workshop to the Merchantville Community Center on Monday, August 4th from 6 to 9 p.m. Every question you have ever had about writing, publishing, agents, e-books, book covers, illustrations, editors,
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Personal Finance: Parents’ ‘stuff’ can be a burden for boomers
Sandy Edwards, a retired teacher in Carmichael, vividly remembers how she and her siblings divvied up the contents of their parents’ sprawling, four-story Victorian mansion in Merchantville, N.J., which had been in the family since 1900. It took two years and innumerable trips back East. Essentially, “we linked arms and walked room by room. http://bit.ly/1mbcSyW
 
MPWC Drinking Water Week Poster Contest
mpwcIn honor of “Drinking Water Week 2014,” the MPWC invited fifth grade students to showcase their art talents by participating in their annual poster contest. The theme was “What Do You Know About H2O?” and Melissa Nettleton's students from Merchantville School entered for a fourth consecutive year. Student's posters focused on a wide variety of water related topics like the water cycle,
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Candidates for Merchantville School Board
MES_LogoAll Board of Educations in Camden County have opted to change the date of the election from April to November. To run as a candidate for the Merchantville Board of Education in the November General Election: Your petition must be filed with the County Clerk’s Office before 4:00 p.m. on or before Monday, July 28, 2014. Nomination Petitions are available at the County Clerk’s Office during normal business hours or can be downloaded here
 
Way to Go, McFarlan's!
mcfarlansjanetCongratulations to McFarlan’s Market on four years of success in Merchantville! Owners Pete Burgess and Janet Stevens purchased and rehabbed the old “Philly Fruit” in 2009 creating a niche corner market with a variety of product offerings. Since opening day they have amassed a loyal customer base built on quality and service. Their butchered meats are cut and ground to order, their sausage comes from Martin’s of Reading Terminal Market
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Strader Aquatics
Strader Aquatics, based in Merchantville, New Jersey, is an Independent Distributor and Team Dealer representing A3 Performance and run by Danielle Strader-Bordi. Danielle is a 13-time All-American from the University of Texas, a 3-time Olympic Trial Qualifier, and a US National Junior Team member. Danielle’s impressive background in the world of swimming has allowed her to continue her success in the sport as a swim-parent, coach, and independent business owner. http://bit.ly/1pWpCNY
 
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