Collingswood, New Jersey

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood House Decorating Contest

Spread the word. Tell your neighbors! Register NOW for a chance to win Collingswood Cash! Register in advance atJuly4@ProudNeighborsofCollingswood.org.  Note: Judges will only visit homes that provide address, name, phone and email in advance.

Collingswood homes, businesses and town blocks will be judged on creativity, originality, appropriateness to architecture, best historic homes and overall best look. Show off your banners, flags, stars or stripes to paint the town red, blue and white! The official judging will take place on the morning of 4th of July and the winner will be announced in style at the Collingswood fireworks display that evening. Winners will be awarded Collingswood Cash and prizes are delivered to property owners one week following contest.

There has been a festive display of patriotic colors over the years and we expect the same enthusiasm from participants this year too. 

This event requires advance registration - emailJuly4@ProudNeighborsOfCollingswood.org with your name, address, phone and e-mail address to participate. For questions, contact 609-932-8207.

The Proud Neighors of Collingswood, a not-for-profit civic organization established in 1983, is dedicated to restoration, historic preservation and working with volunteers, neighbors, business and government to maintain Collingswood's historic character.

A Vigil for Orlando, Tuesday Night at 7PM

A Vigil for Collingswood

As we all process the events that happened early Sunday morning in Orlando, we invite our community to come together to grieve, love and support those who were victims and the family and friends who are suffering from such a senseless event.

We invite all residents of the Collingswood community and the area to join us at the corner of Haddon and Woodlawn Avenues TONIGHT at 7PM. Please being candles for yourself and for those who might not have any. 

This night will be about love, peace and respect for all. We hope to see you there.

Please let us know if you can attend and spread the word to those interested.

Cooper River Yacht Club hosts MAYRA Junior Regatta

Collingswood welcomes Sailors! Athletes and spectators are encouraged to visit Collingswood's stunning, walkable downtown filled with boutiques and eateries (Collingswood restaurants are BYO). 
Collingswood is just minutes from Cooper River and local hotels.

How do you get to all the shopping, dining and fun in Collingswood?
Not driving? 
You can take a cab or Uber to Collingswood's downtown (Haddon & Collings Aves is the center of our walkable town, or ask drivers to drop you off at at Collingswood's Millenium clock at Haddon & Irvin Aves/756 Haddon Ave).  
Colonial Cab Company can be reached at: 1-800-619-6507

Driving? Where can you park in Collingswood? See here!

Merchant specials and discounts for sailing guests:

Blue Moon Olive Oil, 742 Haddon Avenue - save $1.00 per bottle.  The area's best prices!

Galerie Marie, 709 Haddon Avenue - Sailor's Special! 10% off your total purchase. 

Gourmet Popcorn Creations, 802 Haddon Avenue - Buy one, get one free! 

Universal Ballroom Center, 41 E. Crescent Blvd. -  BOGO Social Dance Lessons. Call 856-869-0010.

Philly Pretzel Factory, 976 Haddon Avenue - 25 Soft Pretzels and a bottle of mustard only $12

Red Dog Designs, 583 Haddon Avenue -  10% off to regatta visitors: custom everything - awards, apparel, signage, team gear. Mention 2016 regatta in an email to mindy@reddogglass.com

Frugal Thrift & Vintage, 740 Haddon Avenue will offer 15% off for regatta attendees and athletes

That's Amore, 690 Haddon Avenue - 20% of your bill 

The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Avenue - mention "Regatta" and receive 20% off your entire order at The Pop Shop. Not combined with any other discount. 

Circles Thai, 8 Powell Lane - mention "Regatta" and receive a free spring roll with your dinner

 

 

 

 

FUN AFFAIRS at COLLINGSWOOD MANOR

LUNCH N LEARNS

Wednesday, May 25, Wednesday, June 22 and Tuesday, July 26, 2016

10am – 1pm

Find out about UMC Collingswood. Take a tour and then enjoy a spectacular lunch prepared by our Executive Chef! Please RSVP to our Receptionist at (856) 854-4331.

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Grand opening of the UMC at Collingswood SAVVY SENIORS CLUB – A place for adults 65+ to grow, learn and socialize. This club is held the second and last Wednesday of the month from 10am to 2:30pm. Billy Terrell for entertainment and a pasta bar following.  Please call Ann Peters at (856) 854-4331 ext. 5304 for any questions related to this group. RSVP to our receptionist at (856) 854-4331 by June 1st.

 

Tuesday, June 7 & Thursday, July 7, 2016 – OPEN HOUSE – We welcome all new faces to tour and meet our exciting associates to begin the wonders of United Methodist Communities at Collingswood.

 

Friday, June 10, 2016 – Strawberry Festival at 2pm in the Chapel on the 2nd Floor. Enjoy strawberry pies, strawberry shortcake and much more. Invite a senior friend and bring your appetite.

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – Join Rachel on the 3rd floor for chair yoga at 1:30pm.

 

Thursday, June 16, 2016 – New Bible Study Open to the Public – The book of revelations led by the Rev. Dr. Richard Leaver will take place on the 2nd Floor opposite of the elevator in the library.  Come in, bring your seniors friends, as we learn the history of the Roman Empire and persecution of the Church.

 

Saturday, June 21, 2016 – Listen to the joyful noise of the Barrington Band outside performance at 7pm. (weather permitting)

 

Sunday, June 29, 2016 - Arlene’s Presentation: “White House Pets” 1:30pm on the 3rd Floor.

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2016 – Blueberry Festival in the chapel at 2pm. Get ready to taste the delicious blueberry filled pies, muffins and more.

 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – Arlene’s Presentation: “Toys through the ages” 1:30pm on the 3rd Floor

 

CERAMICS AND CRAFTS

If you have a passion for creativity, join us! Every Friday at 10:30am, meet us on the 3rd floor activity room. Contact Mary Moloney at 856-854-4331 ext. 5204.

 

FRIDAY FEATURE FILM

Each week we view a variety of movies, documentaries & television special events. Pull up a chair and join us! Every Friday at 11am in the “music room” off the main lobby.  Please contact Mary Moloney at 856-854-4331 ext. 5204.

 

UNITED METHODIST COMMUNITIES – COLLINGSWOOD

COLLINGSWOOD MANOR

 

460 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ  08108

ROBERTS POOL SWIM SALE

For Swim Sale information and all other info on Roberts Pool, click here.

Collingswood Community Chorus regroups

The Collingswood Community Chorus is in the process of reorganizing.  

There will be no Spring Concert but look for a concert at the holidays. 

CYT presents "Disney's Peter Pan Jr."

The Collingswood Youth Theatre, sponsored by the Borough of Collingswood, will be presenting “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” on Friday, April 29 at 7:30pm and on Saturday, April 30th at 1pm & 7:30pm at the Collingswood Middle School Auditorium, 414 Collings Avenue.

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!  It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero. 

Be sure to be “Following the Leader” when you fly away with our cast of 66 students from grades 3-6, past “The Second Star to the Right” and straight on to Never Land during the last weekend in April. Exciting adventures await children of all ages!

Tickets are $7 general admission and will be available at the door.  For more information, call Annemarie at 856-854-1514. For more info, check out the Collingswood Youth Theatre website!

2016 Overnight and Permit-Only Parking information

From Police Chief Kevin Carey
We are rolling out changes to our overnight parking permit system. We have been working on updating the overnight parking situation over the past year. It is an issue with no simple solution. Collingswood’s network of roads and homes were built during a time that required accommodating few cars. Now, cars are abundant but our infrastructure remains the same, meaning we have to find a solution that strikes a balance between accommodating drivers but does not crowd our streets. Generally speaking, residences with a legal off street parking space or public parking lot within one block of your residence are not eligible for a permit. If you live in a residence with no off street parking or a smaller driveway, you may be eligible. You can still call in overnight guests by calling 856-854-1901 x590.  However, you will only be permitted to call in guests a maximum of 5 nights in a 30 day period. There is no cost for a permit. This proposal considers the needs of different streets and neighborhoods in town. Please read carefully and if you have any questions feel free to contact me at kcarey@collingswood.com.

Overnight and Permit-Only Parking details:

Application Process
• All currently issued permits will expire on March 31, 2016

• You can apply for a permit by visiting Police Headquarters (735 Atlantic Ave) Monday to Friday from 8am-12pm & 1-4pm.  You can find an application on the Police Department page here.

  At the time of application, all applicants will be required to produce their vehicle registration.  This can be done in person or by scanning and sending the registration to police@collingswood.com

• New permits will be valid for 1 year and expire on December 31 each year

• You can apply for a permit throughout the year for the current year, but not prior to October for the next year

Requirements
General Requirements

• If you have a garage, driveway, a legal off street parking space, or if there is a public parking lot within one block of your residence, you are NOT eligible for a permit

• All applications will be investigated by the patrol division commander for eligibility

• All vehicles must be registered to applicant with a valid Collingswood address for proof of residency

• Residences with no off street parking are eligible for up to 3 permits per household.

• Residences with a driveway that cannot fit more than 2 vehicles  are eligible for up to 1 permit per household.

• All vehicles must be registered to the residence and proof of registration of 3 or more vehicles to the same address will be required at the time of application

Permit Parking Only Streets
• Residences on the following streets may be eligible for up to 2 permits per household: Edison, Whitman, Coolidge, Ogden, Dill, Wesley, Curtis, Conard, Cooper

• 1 permit per residence with under 5 vehicles

• 2 permits per residence with 5 or more vehicles                           

• Residences on the following streets may be eligible for up to 3 permits per household: E. Collings (Haddon to Maple Terr.), Lincoln (Haddon to 150’ east of Maple), Gorman, Spring, N. Atlantic (Lakeview to Dayton)

• 2 permit for residence with under 5 vehicles

• 3 permits for residence with 5 or more vehicles

Apartments
• Renters tenants are eligible for only 1 permit per apartment if 3 or more vehicles are registered to the apartment and they can produce a current lease listing all the occupants.

• No permits will be permitted for those living at the following:
Heights of Collingswood, Pewter Village, Creswood, Marina Park, Woodlawn Terrace Condominiums, Collings  Arms, White Haven Condominiums, 1025 W. Collings

• Permits may be permitted for those living at the following:
Wayne Gardens, 30 Haddon, Madison Gardens (198 Rt. 30 only), Metropolitan Apartments, Zane Avenue Apartments, Pacific Avenue Apartments, Wayne Terrace Apartments, Bettlewood Avenue Apartments

Permit application can be found here.

Collingswood's Town Book Announced!

Each year, organizers of the Collingswood Book Festival annouce the annual Town Book - a literaray choice that hundreds of residents enjoy together over the summer. The author then participates in the October festival, taking questions and interacting with readers. This year, the festival committee chose When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II. Copies are available at the Collingswood Public Library.

When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks, for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks, in every theater of war. When Books Went to War is an inspiring story for history buffs and book lovers alike.

Molly Guptill Manning grew up in Latham, New York. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta from the University at Albany and went on to earn a master’s degree in American History. Presently, she is an attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

In 2014, When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II made its debut. Telling the true tale of how America’s librarians and publishers educated the nation about the importance of books in wartime and distributed over 140 million books to American servicemen during World War II, it commemorates one of the most inspired and long forgotten chapters in American publishing history.  The book is a New York Times best seller.  Molly lives in Manhattan with her husband.

 “When Books Went to War is a thoroughly engaging, enlightening, and often uplifting account of America’s counterattack against Nazi Germany’s wholesale burning of books. During World War II, the U.S. government, along with librarians and publishers, dispatched millions of books to American GIs, sailors, and flyers, using the written word itself as a powerful reply to tyranny, thought control, absolutism, and perverse ideology. I was enthralled and moved.”
—Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

 “Well written, carefully researched, and drawing upon primary sources and news articles, this book brings to life a little-known part of World War II culture. VERDICT: Highly readable and extremely appealing, this book is perfect for any bibliophile or historians interested in the stories from the home front.”
—Library Journal

Mrs. Manning will appear at the Collingswood Book Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2016. For more information, please visit www.collingswoodbookfestival.com.

The town book provides an opportunity for our entire community to bond over some of the great themes in literature: love, loss, friendship, courage, family, physical or spiritual challenges. The Book Festival committee hopes that our town finds our book selections entertaining as well as educational. Through reading we believe that our community will develop a clearer understanding of themselves, the world in which they live and their place in it.

Teen Events/Programs at the Library

Teen Comic Book Club
Wednesdays
April 13th, May 11th, June 8th
Free! Snacks!
For fans of Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Manga. Discuss your favorite titles, recommend new books, and work on your own projects.
4pm - 5pm / Teen Area (2nd floor) / Grades: 7 - 12

Teen Board Gaming Club 
Wednesdays
April 20th, May 18th, June 15th
Free!  Snacks!
Come play board games at the Library.  Bring your own games or play some classics from the Teen Area's collection. Some featured games include King of Tokyo, Settlers of Cattan, Magic: The Gathering, Apples to Apples, etc.
4pm - 5pm / Teen Area (2nd Floor) / Grades: 7 - 12

Teen Video Games: Wii Wednesday
Wednesdays
April 27th, May 25th
Free!  Snacks!
Come play video games on our Nintendo Wii System! Play Mario Kart, Tony Hawk, Just Dance and more in the Library's Teen Area!
3:30pm - 5pm / Teen Area (2nd Floor) / Grades: 7 - 12 

SUMMER READING EVENTS IN JULY - TO BE ANNOUNCED 

Collingswood Public Library
771 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, NJ  08108

 

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