Collingswood, New Jersey

July 23 Knight Park concert RESCHEDULED for July 30

The July 23 performance of Tom Patton's Haddonfield Pick-Up Band has been rescheduled for July 30. For more information see the performance page here: http://www.collingswood.com/recreation/outdoor-events

Movie in the Park CANCELLED for July 15

Due to the threat of heavy rains, the Movie in the Park is cancelled for Tuesday, July 15. 

For more information, http://www.collingswood.com/recreation/outdoor-events 

Mosquito Commission spraying Thursday, July 10

From the Camden County Department of Shared Services:

Please be advised, the Mosquito Commission will be spraying in your community TONIGHT, Tuesday, July 10th, from 7-11pm, weather permitting, in the following locations: 

Audubon

Cherry Hill

Collingswood

Magill Avenue
Grant Avenue
Richey Avenue
White Horse Pike
Cattell Avenue
Harvard Avenue
Autumn Avenue
Maple Avenue
Haddon Avenue
Woodlawn Terrace
Lincoln Avenue
Pacific Avenue
Narberth Terrace
E Wayne Terrace
W Linden Avenue
Bryant Avenue
E Cuthbert Blvd
N Atlantic Avenue
Lakeview Drive
Park Avenue
Stokes Avenue
Linwood Avenue
Dayton Avenue
S Atlantic Avenue

Haddon Twp (West Collingswood Heights)

Oaklyn

Should you have any questions, you may contact the Mosquito Commission directly at 856-566-2945856-566-2945.  On behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, we thank you for your continued cooperation to ensure the summer of 2014 is safe for the residents of this great County!

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

 

Bike Parade cancelled due to rain

Due to inclement weather, the 4th of July Bike Parade will be cancelled. 

Independence Day fireworks on Friday, July 4 will go on as scheduled. For more information see the Fun on the 4th page here.

4th of July trash schedule

Holiday trash schedule: Due to the Independence Day holiday, Friday trash pickup will happen on Saturday. Regular trash schedule will resume Monday, July 7. For more information see the Fun on the 4th page here or the Public Works page here.

Collingswood earns 13 "Best Of" titles in SJ Magazine!

Collingswood brings home 13 “Best Of” nominations in SJ Magazine! Shopping, dining and service retailers are, “…extraordinary spots you may not know about – or those familiar places you love as much as we do.”

The Borough even won special recognition as “Best Support of Local Talent” for showcasing local artists in shops and at events. Congrats to all! See the full list here!

Best Support of Local Talent
Collingswood Township (sic)
collingswood.com
Stop in one of the hip stores on Haddon Avenue in Collingswood, and there’s a good chance you’ll see a sign that says: “Locally Produced.” Several stores sell products produced by Collingswood crafts people, photographers, chefs and artists. So when you make a purchase, you know you’re  supporting a neighbor.

Best Toy Store
Duck Duck Goose

702 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood
856-869-5453
duckduckgooseplayroom.com
Look for unique toys made with sustainable products at this friendly shop. There’s a large playroom in the back, and you can drop off things like old crayons and bubble wrap to be re-used in craft projects.

Best Baby Boutique for Parents Who Want to Save the World
The Nesting House

710 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood
856-869-3048
thenestinghouse.net
Any parent knows that kids outgrow stuff – and fast. That quickly leads to loads of clothing, books, toys and gear that outlives its use. Rather than tossing things out (and cluttering up landfills), eco-friendly parents can trade them in at The Nesting House. Not only will they get cash (or a store credit), they’ll be helping the environment by passing it along to others who can use it. Call it responsible retail for the next generation.

Best Place to Stop and Smell the Flowers
Michael Bruce Florist

823 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood
856-854-6322
michaelbruceflorist.com
Nobody does flowers like Michael Bruce. The eccentric and lively artist really listens to what clients want and then creates something beautiful with the most unique flowers, plants, vases, feathers, gems, ribbons – you name it. Nothing is ordinary here.


Best Sandwich
Tortilla Press

703 Haddon Ave
Collingswood
856-795-4333
thetortillapress.com
This chipolte peanut BBQ pork sandwich is so good, we put it on our cover! Mounds of pulled pork topped with homemade peanut sauce (we actually think the peanut sauce makes this sandwich such a stand-out) tucked within a fresh roll. You’ve never had a better sandwich.

Best hamburger. No wait…best brownie. No wait…best donut.
DiBartolo Bakery

667 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood
856-869-3565
dibartolobakery.com
We know you go to DiBartolo’s for their scrumptious cakes and cupcakes, but take a look in their bakery displays, and you’ll see something truly amazing. Made to look like a hamburger, one of their sweet treats is actually a donut split in half with a brownie sitting in between. Some icing adds a touch of faux garnish for a funny surprise that tastes super good.

Best Cupcake
My Little Kupkake

685 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood
856-240-1097
mylittlekupkake.com
It’s the flavors. That’s what makes the cupcakes here so awesome. Choose from rows of unique combinations of cupcake yummy-ness, like Fruity Pebbles, Chocolate Lemon Curd or Cherry Chocolate Candy Bar.


Best Breakfast
The POP SHOP

729 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood
856-869-0111
thepopshopusa.com
We love any place where you can get breakfast all day. And the friendly folks at The Pop Shop know how to do breakfast right – with their humongous yet fluffy pancakes (they call them Bettys), stuffed French toast and awesome omelettes (try the Buffalo Bill – grilled chicken, buffalo sauce and blue cheese). You can also get “starters” like Pop’s Groovey Granola or – get this – pancake fries. They even have green eggs and ham. What a way to wake up!

Best Popcorn
Gourmet Popcorn Creations

802 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood
856-858-0711
mygourmetpopcorn.com
With more than 40 (!!!) varieties of popcorn on the menu, there’s something to satisfy every sweet, salty and savory snack craving out there. Flavors range from mild (ranch, barbecue, and bacon) to wild (dill pickle, Maryland crab and chili cheddar) to I’ve-just-gotta try this (black licorice, grape and piña colada).

Best Girls’ Night Out
Canvas Mixers

542 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood
856-873-2614
canvasmixers.com
Skip the same old parties, and have a blast at this group painting session. Not all that artistic? That’s OK. One of the friendly artists in charge will lead you through a step-by-step painting process. At the end of the night, you’ll have a beautiful acrylic painting on a 16-by-20-inch canvas. Private parties are BYOB, so you can gather your girlfriends for a night of high art and good times.


Best Way to Buy Art
Perkins Center for the Arts

30 Irvin Avenue
Collingswood
856-833-0009
perkinscenter.org
Every spring, Perkins Center for the Artspresents “HandCrafted,” a very cool event at their Collingswood studio where you can buy some pretty awesome art from local artists. While you’re browsing the art, sample regional microbrews. We mean, really, can an event be any cooler?

Best Place to Have a Craft-tastic Party
I Made This!

798 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood
856-477-2034
Is your Pinterest arts and crafts board as crowded as ours? If so, this workshop is the place to get started on those art projects you’ve always wanted to do but didn’t know where to begin. Part gift store, part studio, you can gather friends and rent the place for kids’ birthday parties, a girls’ night out, mom-and-daughter time and more. Not a crafty person? Noproblem – owner Kathy “Craftleen” Murphy is there to help.

Best Place to Buy Christmas Decorations in the Summer
Collingswood Variety Store

724 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood
856-858-1633
This may never happen, but just in case. Next time you’re looking for Halloween skeletons and skulls in January or Valentine’s hearts in August, we’ve got the place for you. The variety store in Collingswood has several aisles of holiday decorations – year round. We’re not sure why, but they do. And you just never know.

Mosquito Commission spraying Tuesday, July 1

From the Camden County Department of Shared Services:

Please be advised, the Mosquito Commission will be spraying in your community TONIGHT, Tuesday, July 1st, from 7-11pm, weather permitting, in the following locations: 

Barrington

Clementon

Collingswood
Linwood Avenue
Belmont Avenue
Merrick Avenue
Conard Avenue
Ogden Avenue

Haddonfield

Oaklyn

Pine Hill

Should you have any questions, you may contact the Mosquito Commission directly at 856-566-2945.  On behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, we thank you for your continued cooperation to ensure the summer of 2014 is safe for the residents of this great County!

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

Borough conducts animal census

The Borough will conduct an animal census beginning the week of June 30.  An animal census enumerator will canvass the Borough to count dogs and cats.  Homes that appear to have a dog will receive an info packet. A report of census of unlicensed dogs is required biennially by the State Rabies Control Program in accordance with Chapter 442 Public Law 1979. Information on the census program is in the information flyer below (2 page document) and here.

Besides being required by law, when your dog is wearing a current license tag, you are helping to make your neighborhood a safer place for all, including your pets.  In addition, if your dog becomes lost, it can be traced by the license tag number and returned to you.

With questions, please contact the Borough Clerk at 854-0720 ext. 127.

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood House Decorating Contest

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood welcomes the town to take part in the annual house decorating contest.  Register your decorated property in advance for a chance be awarded Collingswood Cash.  Collingswood homes, businesses and town blocks will be judged on creativity, originality, appropriateness to architecture, best historic home and overall best look. Show off your banners, flags, stars or stripes to decorate 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 displays that evening.

This event requires advance registration – email July4@ProudNeighborsOfCollingswood.org with your name, address, phone number and email address to participate. Judges will only visit homes that provide address, name, phone and email in advance.

The Proud Neighbors 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. For more info or to call for registration call 609-932-8207.

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