The May Fair! Cruise Nights! The Pop Up Gala! We love to see you in Collingswood! To stay-up-to-date on events like us on Facebook here! https://www.facebook.com/CollingswoodNJ
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!
Collingswood is offering free parking on Sundays for the winter. There’s no charge to park in town on Sundays during February and March. Parking is limited to three hours.
Hours of operation for paid parking are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 50 cents per hour.
Where can I park in Collingswood? It’s easy! Parking maps and more information here.
Collingswood’s Public Works Department works hard to maintain safe driving conditions and clear streets during a snowy weather. During inclement weather please pull cars into driveways if possible to aid plowing. Vehicles parked in the roadway cause a hindrance to the plowing operations and put plow drivers at risk for possible accidents with parked vehicles in the roadway. Please do not shovel snow back into the street when shoveling out drives and walks. It impedes plow crew efforts. Remember, property owners are responsible for clearing walks.
Trash service will continue as scheduled. With public works questions please call 856-858-0533. For weather related updates, cancellations or information please stay tuned to www.collingswood.com.
SNOW REMOVAL GUIDELINES
Depending on the duration and amount of snowfall, Borough trucks may plow your street several times. As snow rolls off our plows, it will accumulate in driveways. Please understand that this is unavoidable and it is the homeowner's responsibility to clear it. Here are some helpful hints to make "snow" business less frustrating:
Shovel snow to the right side of your driveway (facing the street) to minimize the amount of snow entering your driveway.
If possible/necessary, wait until the Borough trucks have made at least two passes on your street before clearing your driveway.
Shovel and/or blow snow onto the curb, not into the street.
DO NOT PARK cars on the street from one hour after snow has continuously fallen until 12 hours after snow has stopped. This speeds the removal process and prevents cars from being plowed in.
To ensure safety of pedestrians, residents must remove snow from sidewalks following a snow fall.
In the event of deep snow, please shovel around your mailbox and fire hydrants near your house – for your safety and your neighbors'.
Local roads are plowed by Borough crews. Several roads in Collingswood are maintained by Camden County. To report an issue with a county maintained road, please call the Camden County Highway Department at 856-783-0043.
Roads maintained by Camden County:
South Park Drive
Newton Lake Drive
Roads maintained by the NJDOT:
Acclaimed vintage and craft festival brings its vibe to new home in South Jersey
One of the region’s most-loved markets officially announced the addition of a June 19 Father’s Day event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, in festival-friendly Collingswood, NJ as part of its spring lineup. Now entering its 7th season, Clover Market is a seasonal open-air market featuring more than 100 vendors with antiques & collectibles, vintage jewelry & clothing, finely crafted handmade items and original art. A lineup of food trucks, live music, featured nonprofit organizations, and family-friendly activities rounds out the lineup. Founder Janet Long saw Collingswood as a natural place to expand.
"Collingswood has such a vibrant downtown and exceptional sense of community pride and enthusiasm. It really complements our existing locations nicely, and our customers and vendors have been asking for a New Jersey location for some time now. With abundant parking, a great public transit option literally next to our location, and the enthusiastic support of the Borough, this was such a great fit."
The Clover Market, has received numerous "Best of” awards including "Best Vintage Market" by Flea Market Style Magazine, a "Must-See Outdoor Market" (just one of four in the northeast) by Vintage Style Magazine, "Best Antiques & Vintage Goods" and Best Outdoor Shopping Venue by Main Line Today Magazine, and is regularly featured in local and regional publications for the quality and variety of vendors it features. The announcement of the South Jersey expansion has already been warmly and enthusiastically received on social media by followers of the Market and the Borough.
The Collingswood Market will be located just off Haddon Ave on Irvin Ave (at the Millennium Clock) and spreading out in the Kitchen & Associates/Zane Schoolhouse lot and along the Atlantic Ave parking lot (the site of the current Saturday Farmers' Market). The Market location is right in the heart of the historic downtown and a short walk from the Borough's PATCO station. It is a short ride on PATCO from Philadelphia and easily accessible to residents in South Jersey and beyond.
"We are thrilled to welcome Clover and we hope this is the start of a long partnership," said Collingswood Mayor Jim Maley. "This is just another great reason to visit Collingswood and the Market’s new home here showcases our brick and mortar businesses as well as Clover’s impressively curated event. It’s great for everyone in the region."
Applications to participate in the spring season are being accepted now through February 19 on the Market's website, and the complete vendor list for all five spring dates will be posted in early March. The Market’s other spring dates are April 10 in Chestnut Hill (the season opening day) and April 24, May 15, and June 5 in Bryn Mawr PA.
The Market is free and open to the public, and the parking options around Collingswood can be found on the Clover Market site and on Collingswood.com. Additional information and vendor inventory sneak peeks can also be found on the Market’s Facebook page for customers who want to plan their day or preview some of the merchandise for sale. Guests can also plan a day enjoying Collingswood's pedestrian friendly downtown filled with shops, services and some of the best restaurants in the region along "South Jersey's Restaurant Row." Many merchants will have specials for Clover Market attendees.
The Market is sponsored by Main Line Media News and Main Line Today Magazine, and is produced in cooperation with several local business associations including the Borough of Collingswood. For more information visit www.theclovermarket.com.
Camden County will host a Collingswood Night at its Winterfest at Cooper River attraction on February 5 from 7 to 10 p.m. On that Friday, there will be a free professional figure skating performance at 7pm followed by a 45 minute skate with the stars, free door prizes and giveaways and $2 off skating for Collingswood residents (proof of residency required for discount skating tickets).
Cooper River Park has once again transformed into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights in the trees, vendors selling tasty treats, and ice skating family fun! This year’s WinterFest features a rink twice as big as last year’s, plus an extended skating season until Valentine’s Day 2016.
The WinterFest Ice Skating Rink at Cooper River Park, presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and Forman Mills, is located in the center of Cooper River Park's Jack Curtis Stadium on North Park Drive in Pennsauken (5300 N. Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ 08109). Food concessions are available for purchase onsite. For more information, visit http://skatewinterfest.com/
PSE&G Offers Tips to Stay Warm, Control Energy Costs
(January 5, 2016 - Newark, NJ) – Frigid weather is here, and heating systems are working extra hard. With three months of bill credits this winter, PSE&G residential customers will pay about 30 percent less for gas this season. But there are simple ways to lower bills even more:
-Lower your thermostat by just one degree, which may reduce your heating bill by up to 3 percent. Save even more by lowering your thermostat 2 degrees during the day when you are home, and 5 to 10 degrees when you are away and at bedtime, if health conditions permit.
-Close fireplace dampers when not in use.
-Close and latch your windows.
-Set your hot water heater to no more than 120 degrees.
-Move furniture and drapes away from heating registers, radiators, and baseboard element covers. Open any register or baseboard dampers.
-Remove or cover window air conditioners to reduce drafts. Install insulated or lined drapes on your windows.
-Open your curtains and blinds that face the sun on sunny days to warm your home, and close them at night to keep the warm air inside.
-Use weather stripping or caulk to seal up cracks and prevent drafts in windows and doorframes. Beneath doors, install draft guards available at hardware stores.
-Use a shrink film insulation kit, commonly available at home improvement centers, on drafty windows or make one yourself from plastic sheeting and double-faced tape.
-Seal wall switches and electrical outlets on exterior walls of your home with small foam gaskets available from home improvement centers and hardware stores. Remove the cover plate, insert the gasket, and screw the cover plate back in place.
-Keep your garage door closed if the garage is attached to the house.
-If your budget permits, install (or have installed) a programmable thermostat that you can set to automatically lower room temperatures when rooms are not in use and at bedtime if health conditions permit.
-Check for sufficient water levels in the sight glass for steam heating systems to ensure maximum efficiency. Clean or replace the furnace filter on hot air heating systems.
-Visit PSE&G’s Home Energy Toolkit at www.pseg.com/toolkit. You can calculate the energy efficiency of your home and find out how to save energy and money on appliances and heating systems.
-When making home improvements, always wear the appropriate safety equipment such as eye protection, gloves and a mask to protect against dust; and remember to check your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors for proper operation and replace their batteries at least once every year.
-More energy saving tips and tools are available at www.pseg.com/saveenergy.