Collingswood, New Jersey

Mosquito Spraying Thursday, August 10

From the Camden County Department of Shared Services:

The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Thursday, August 10th between the hours of 12am-6am in Collingswood in the following locations: 

•             Harrison Ave

•             Magill Ave

•             Grant Ave

•             W Collings Ave

•             Eldridge Ave

•             Rickey Ave

•             Cattell Ave

•             Comly Ave

•             Taylor Ave

•             Champion Ave

•             Sioan Ave

•             Comley Ln

Should you have any questions, you may contact Kati A. Medlar, Camden County Mosquito Extermination Commission, directly at 856.566.2945, kati.medlar@camdencounty.com

More information at: http://www.camdencounty.com/government/offices-departments/mosquito-comm...

National Night Out winners drawn

The prize winners from National Night Out are as follow:

Sean Heeney - Philadelphia Eagles #95 LB Mychal Kendricks autographed photo with Certificate of Authenticity

Josephine Hilliard - Philadelphia Flyers #93 Jakub Voracek autographed puck with Certifcicate of Authenticity

Pauline Savidge - two passes to the Adventure Aquarium

Kevin Gaines - Philadelphia Phillies backback and goodies

Prizes can be picked up at Collingswood Borough Hall, 678 Haddon Avenue, 1st Floor, Monday through Friday, 9am - 4:30pm

Congratulation to the winners! 

Aug 17, Green Challenge Film Fest: "Seed - the Untold Story"

On August 17, watch the Green Challenge Film Fest Featuring “Seed the Untold Story”
RSVP to the Facebook event page here. 

Catch the fifth & final offering of the Green Challenge Film Fest! Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds — worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. This documentary follows passionate seed keepers who are protecting a 12,000-year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 seed varieties have disappeared. Learn how farmers and others battle to defend the future of our food. Film will be followed by discussion with seed librarians Jeff Quattrone and Keith Monahan.

Organic popcorn & a door prize; free and open to the public - Bring a friend! Doors open at 6:30 PM, movie starts promptly at 7PM

MORE INFO: call 856-425-2221, www.GMOFreeNJ.com/events

Presented by GMO Free PA, Oaklyn Green Team, Sustainable Collingswood, and GMO Free NJ

Second Summer Swim Sale starts August 7

Pool passes half price for the rest of the season!

Collingswood will offer half price pool tags as part of August’s Summer Swim Sale. Starting on August 7, all pool tags for the remainder of the season will be half price for residents and non-residents, families, seniors and children. Tags can be purchased at Borough Hall, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or at Roberts Pool until 4 p.m.
Day bands are not half price. Roberts Pool season ends on September 4.
Call 856-854-0720 x110 for more information. Full details on Roberts Pool here.

Discount August pool tag rates:

Collingswood Family: $125
Non Collingswood Family: $250
Collingswood Adult: $37.50
Non Collingswood Adult: $75
Collingswood Senior Citizens: $25
Child ages 0-3: No fee
Collingswood Child ages 4-20: $30
Non Collingswood Child ages 4-20: $60

12 Collingswood winners in SJ Magazine's "Best Of SJ" issue!

The editors at SJ Magazine have selected “ALL THAT’S WONDERFUL and amazing in south jersey” in 2017 and 12 Collingswood businesses made the list! See below – and read all the winners here!

Best Kid-Friendly Thirsty Thursday
The Pop Shop

729 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-869-0111
Thepopshopusa.com

Milkshake lovers unite every Thursday at The Pop Shop, where triple-thick shakes are just $2.99 and deluxe shakes $3.99. And these aren’t just any old milkshakes – flavors include Snickers bar, chocolate turtle, peppermint twist and shakin’ bacon.

Best Personalized Dinner
Sapori

601 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-858-2288
sapori.info
The authentic Italian cuisine at Sapori comes from Italy native Chef Franco Lombardo. His genuine passion for fresh, authentic Italian ingredients is why Sapori’s “Cook For Me” option is a must. It includes a five-course meal specially prepared by Lombardo himself, based on your meal preferences

Best Sourdough Bread
Amber Grain Bakery

325 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
267-467-5823
ambergrainbakery.com
Since this bakery opened its doors in May, we can’t get enough of the Collingswood Sourdough. Made with a blend of white, wheat and whole rye flours, each loaf’s crackling crust and chewy center make for heavenly slices of bread.

Best Monthly Specials
Indeblue

619 West Collings Avenue, Collingswood
856-854-4633
indebluerestaurant.com
Twelve times a year, Chef Ramola designs a special menu that’s full of mouth-watering surprises. The unique monthly creations are prepared with the best seasonal ingredients and showcase his modern take on Indian cuisine. It’s worth a standing reservation every month.

Best Place to Bring Old Photos Back To Life
Arts Plus Gallery

704 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-854-5500
artsplusgallery.com
Is your favorite old photo losing its luster? Arts Plus Gallery will take any photo and turn it back into that special memory you’ve always treasured. They can fix anything from rips and cracks to dullness and discoloration.

Best Chef’s Table
Nunzio Ristorante Rustico

706 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-858-9840
nunzios.net
This is one reservation you don’t want to miss. Grab six to 12 of your friends and enjoy a five-course meal prepared by Chef Nunzio Patruno himself, while you sit in the kitchen and watch all the magic happen.

Best Gift for Mom
Chamomile Cottage Soaps & Gifts

686 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-477-2414
chamomilecottage.com
These handmade soaps, candles, body scrubs and more are exactly what your mom wants. Each item is made with ethically sourced ingredients, and everything smells as good as it looks. (Don’t miss the oatmeal, milk and honey soap bar!)

Best Retail Treasure Hunt
Clutter Vintage

697 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-833-1112
cluttervintage.com
The inventory at this quaint Haddon Avenue shop is always changing, so there’s never a shortage of new and unique items to discover. Give yourself plenty of time to peruse the shelves full of vintage items, handmade gifts and original artwork.

Best Place for Couples to Have Their First Dance
Collingswood Grand Ballroom

315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood
856-858-1000
collingswoodballroom.com
A bride and groom’s first dance is a big deal, and Collingswood Grand Ballroom knows how to set the stage. The expansive dance floor is right in the middle of the beautiful room, so couples know all eyes will be on them.

Best Early-Bird Brunch
Tortilla Press

703 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-869-3345
thetortillapress.com
We hesitated to let this secret out, but it’s too good to keep to ourselves. Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to noon, Tortilla Press serves up specials on their amazing brunch spread. It’s the same great food, but without the crowds.

Best Eye Candy IN A Candy Store
The Candy Jar

742 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-833-1010
thecandyjarnj.com
Stop in for a chocolate-covered pretzel, bubble gum – and a new handbag. The Candy Jar’s accessories include bags, scarves and jewelry, so there’s something for everyone. These bags are the perfect accessory to any piece of candy, and they’re just as bright and colorful as you’d expect them to be.

Best New Twist on Kids’ Birthday Parties
Dibartolo Bakery

667 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-869-3565
dibartolobakery.com
The birthday parties at dibartolo’s birthday parties make balloons and a clown look like child’s play. Each kid gets their very own cake to decorate – under the assistance of master baker Al Dibartolo himself – and then take home. Plus, the birthday kid gets a special cake to blow out candles and devour at the party!

Taxes due August 15

The 3rd Quarter taxes normally due Augst 1st will have an extended interest free grace period until August 15, 2017. All payments received after August 15th will be charged interest retroactively to the statutory due date of August 1st. The Water/Sewer grace period will be extended until August 15th as well.  

Should you have any questions concerning your tax bill or when you payments are due, please don't hesitate to contact our Tax Office at 856-854-0720 Ext. 1.

To pay your bill online, please visit www.collingswood.com and click on the "Pay a Bill" link.

Thank you! 

Aug 19, Collingswood's Night Market

On Aug 19 – Haddon Ave will be closed – and you’re invited to PARTY! After the annual Collingswood Craft and Fine Arts Festival Aug we’re planning fun, games and deals for all for the first Collingswood Night Market!

The weekend of August 19 and 20 in Collingswood is filled with billowing tents, beautiful art, live music and thousands of shoppers for the annual Crafts and Fine Arts Festival.

But on Saturday evening of the festival – it’s quiet. As crafters pack up at 5pm, Haddon Ave remains closed all night long, shoppers clear out and tents shutter for the night. But this year, Haddon Ave will come alive at five on August 19 for the first ever Collingswood Night Market.

Saturday night of the festival, Collingswood merchants will fill the empty streets for a sidewalk sale. Guests can catch an outdoor movie or mini-concert, play games, dance or take a fitness class! Residents, families and guests from the region are invited to specials and entertainment from 5 to 9pm along a closed Haddon Avenue!


Collingswood’s Night Market will include:
- Sidewalk Sale from local merchants
- Restaurant specials and outdoor dining area
- Art from select festival vendors and local artists
- Family yoga class and outdoor cycling class at Powell Lane from Upcycle (registration required)
- BYOC movie night! Woodlawn Ave parking lot
- Family games and entertainment from ExtraordinaryED
- Atari Party at Dig This
- Lawn Chair Concerts at Irvin Ave Clock

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1914719658743031

July 20, Green Challenge Film Fest: Inhabit

The 2017 Green Challenge Film Fest continues with a free screening of the award winning documentary Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective. Inhabit's director, Costa Boutsikaris explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called "Permaculture". Permaculture employs principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes. This inspiring film offers the possibility that humans are capable of being a planetary healing force.
Local permaculture pioneers will be on hand after the film to answer questions.
Organic popcorn & a door prize; free and open to the public - Bring a friend!
Sponsored by: Oaklyn Green Team, Sustainable Collingswood and GMO Free NJ.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; movie begins at 7.
Please register at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2913715
MORE INFO: call (856) 425-2221, www.GMOFreeNJ.com/events

Eleven Collingswood businesses named BEST OF in South Jersey Magazine

Congrats to the Collingswood businesses named Best in South Jersey Magazine! From sushi pizza to soap - nearly a dozen businesses in town were top picks in 2017. 

South Jersey Magazine 2017 Best of the Best

It’s been a year since we last brought you our annual roundup of the finest things from across South Jersey, and let’s just say we’ve been quite busy. As soon as that list was compiled, we began working on this year’s adaptation, searching all over South Jersey for the finest foods, spectacular shops and much more. We’ll not only tell you where to get that haircut that will have you turning heads, but also where to plan your child’s next birthday extravaganza. And our readers also chimed in, nominating their favorite spots to help make this one extraordinary list that showcases the many reasons why we love calling this place home. By Michelle Boyles, Matt Cosentino, Josephine Cusamano, Liz Hunter, Theodora Malison, Kaytlyn Mroz, Peter Proko and Julie Shannon Select Photography by Alison Dunlap


BREAD
Dulce Artisanal Pastry
Dulce’s bread is worth enjoying the moment it’s purchased and slipped into a paper bag—as many locals would agree. Loaves, brioches, baguettes and more are baked fresh daily and go quickly, so if you’re looking for their authentic, thin French baguette—baked in the steam oven giving it a crunchy exterior with a fluffy inside—better grab it at 2 p.m. when they’re ready for purchase.
Collingswood, (856) 942-0254, DulceCollingswood.com


MILKSHAKES
The Pop Shop
Any establishment that has two full pages dedicated to milkshakes on their menu is a place worth talking about. With three different categories, patrons can choose a Triple Thick Shake in classic varieties like vanilla, chocolate and strawberry or they can be daring and go for one of their Deluxe offerings like the Butterfinger or Girl Scout.
Collingswood, (856) 869-0111;
Medford, (609) 975- 6888, ThePopShopUSA.com


SUSHI PIZZA
Osaka
If you know us, then you know our love affair with pizza. But some days only sushi hits the spot, and this dish combines the best of both worlds. Built on a base of crispy rice and topped with avocado, thinly sliced salmon or tuna and drizzled with a spicy mayo, this pizza is almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
Collingswood, (856) 858-1888, Osaka720.com


COOKING CLASSES
Nunzio Ristorante Rustico
One of South Jersey’s best chefs, Nunzio Patruno, takes you on a journey across Europe where you’ll learn about different regional cuisines and then learn how to replicate some of his favorite dishes. You can even follow Patruno around the Collingswood Farmers Market as you scour for fresh ingredients and learn the nuances of creating these authentic dishes.
Collingswood, (856) 858-9840, Nunzios.net


PANCAKES
Sabrina’s Café
Ordering a full stack of pan- cakes at Sabrina’s is a bit of a gift and a curse. The gift is that after you choose between buttermilk or whole wheat cakes topped with powdered sugar and cinnamon, you can load it up with anything from candied walnuts with dried cranberries and apricots to M&M’s. The curse? Trying to finish the plate.
Collingswood, (856) 214-0723, SabrinasCafe.com


COOL TREATS - TREND 
Arctic Freeze Creamery 
Inspired by a video of Thailand street vendors, the Miller family created Arctic Freeze. With no preservatives, artificial colors or flavoring, Arctic Freeze serves up the freshest rolled ice cream around—on their 25-degree arctic pan—with toppings to boot. 
Collingswood, (856) 858-2847, ArcticFreezeCreamery.com


BREAKFAST SANDWICHES 
Constellation Collective 
This bakery doles out freshly baked buttermilk biscuit sandwiches on a made- to-order basis. Their standard comes with eggs, melted cheese and crispy bacon, but we’ll opt for their fried chicken iteration, which can come with sriracha aioli, a fried egg and homemade pickles. Just be sure you stop by hungry. 
Collingswood, (856) 240-7787, TheConstellationCollective.com


SPECIALTY STORE
Chamomile Cottage Soaps & Gifts
There’s a lot to love about this gift shop, which sells their very own soap, bath and body care—handmade right in Collingswood. While each product varies, they incorporate natural and raw ingredients including shea butter, argan oil and soy wax, with additional vegan-friendly and gluten-free products also available.
Collingswood, (856) 477-2414, ChamomileCottage.com


SPINNING
Upcycle
Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or looking to change your workout routine, Upcycle caters to all and delivers high-intensity work- outs to get you pumped up and ready to ride. As soon as you get onto the bike, prepare to burn quite a few calories and get ready to sweat.
Collingswood, (856) 477-2724, UpcycleNJ.com


READER’S CHOICE:

SUSHI
Sagami, Collingswood


PROM WEAR
Marlene’s Dress Shop, Collingswood

Borough Hall offices open at 678 Haddon Ave



Collingswood Borough Hall offices are back in their permanent location at 678 Haddon Ave after a temporary stay at the Collingswood Community Center due to winter storm damage.


The services of:
Administration
Tax, Water & Sewer
Business Improvement District
Clerk
Revenue
Community Development
Construction and Zoning
Vital Statistics

can all be accessed at 678 Haddon Ave in the Borough Hall building. To contact Borough Hall staff call 856-854-0720.
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