Collingswood, New Jersey

CHS Band Booster Basket Raffle

Collingswood High School Band Booster Association presents their 8th Annual Basket Raffle on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 6pm to 10pm.  Event takes place at teh Collingswood Senior High School, 424 Collingswood Avenue, Collingswood, NJ  08108.  Drawing begins at 7pm.  

Entry fee is $5 and light refreshments will be available.

Ticket prices are as follows: $5 for 1 sheet of 25 tickets or $10 for 3 sheets of 25 tickets.  Pre-sale orders will begin February 1, 2014 at 5 sheets for $15.  Pre-sales will end on February 28, 2014.  To order Pre-sale tickets, contact Betsy Chittum at 856-962-5701 x6005.  Pre-sale ticket and entry fee money must be paid to Mrs. Chittum no later than March 1, 2013.  Pre-sale tickets will be provided upon entry the day of the event.

There will be door prizes, regular baskets, Premium Baskets and SUPER BASKETS which include a Big Screen TV and 4 Disney Park Hopper Passes.

Come on out and get your number called! 

Passing of former Commissioner Marion Flenard

Marion Flenard, former Commissioner of Collingswood, passed away January 23, 2014 at the age of 87. She will be fondly remembered for her dedication to the Borough. Flenard was a dedicated member of the Collingswood community. She served as a Collingswood Borough Commissioner for 12 years, from 1977 to 1989. Notably, she was the first woman ever elected to Borough Commission.  Fellow Commissioner Michael Brennan called her a “Trailblazer.”

Marion was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 20, 1926. She graduated from Collingswood High School in 1944 and Parsons School of Design in 1948.

Flenard balanced a career, personal life and enthusiastic community involvement. As Commissioner of Revenue and Finance, Flenard parlayed her business acumen into managing Borough business and budgeting. As a member of the centennial steering committee she was very involved with Collingswood’s centennial celebration in 1988.

“Marion gladly lent her time and talent to any group that asked her for assistance,” said Brennan.

Borough flags will fly at half-staff to honor Flenard.


Tiny Tot storytime schedules

Tiny Tot Storytime at the Collingswood Public Library
(for children 18-35 months old) Fridays – 10am, Peter P. Childs Meeting Room

This program is limited to 14 children and includes simple stories, finger plays, songs, and playtime. Caregivers must register their child each month beginning on the specified date below in order to participate. There will be no reservations taken before that time. Please ask for Carol or Dot. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

Registration begins Jan 10 for  Jan 17, 24, 31
Registration begins Feb 7 for Feb 14, 21, 28
Registration begins Mar 7 for Mar 14, 21, 28, April 4

Collingswood Public Library
771 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108

Library winter storytime schedules

Collingswood Public Library Winter Storytime for 3, 4 & 5-Year Olds - Thursdays at 10am

Three, four, and five-year-old children meet on Thursdays at 10am in the Peter P. Childs Meeting Room at the Library for stories, songs, finger plays, snack, and a play period.  A theme related craft is given to each child to take home.  Coffee is provided for adults.  New attendees must register for this session by calling Carol or Dot at 858-0649. Please note that if the public schools are cancelled due to snow there will be no storytime.

Dates & Theme
Jan 9: Tyger Tyger Burning Bright
Jan 16: Winter’s Coming
Jan 23: Crazy Hat Day - Wear your favorite crazy hat to storytime!
Jan 30: All You Need for a Snowman
Feb 6: Not a Box
Feb 13: Heart to Heart
Feb 20:  Bunny Trouble
Feb 27: Can I Play Too?
Mar 6: It’s a Dog’s Life
Mar 13: Never Ask a Bear
Mar 20 : Signs of Sprin
Mar 27: You Can Count on Me
Apr 3: Free as a Bird
Apr 10: Have You Got My Purr?

Collingswood Public Library
771 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ  08108

Snow removal assistance information

Senior and resident services

If you are or know a senior citizen who is in need of snow removal the Camden County senior snow removal program can help. There is no charge. Those in need must be a senior citizen and snow accumulation must be at four inches. Call the County at 856-783-4808 x5060.

The Collingswood municipal alliance/student job pool can also help any resident with snow removal for a small fee.  To hire a student from the Job Pool please call Collingswood Borough Hall at 856-854-0720 x110.

CCT Presents 'Spamalot' - Feb/March 2014

Collingswood Community Theatre will brighten your winter with SPAMALOT! will help brighten them. Coming in February/March 2014, CCT Will stage the funny and irreverent musical SPAMALOT. 

Lovingly based on the classic cinematic comic masterpiece “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” SPAMALOT retells the legendary story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Written by Monty Python’s Eric Idol and composer John Du Prez, the show features swipes at Vegas glitz, the conventional Broadway musical and contains the film’s off-the-cuff spirit. The show includes the song “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” and “Diva’s Lament.” The New York Times says SPAMALOT is "resplendently silly…an eager celebration of insanity.” SPAMALOT was a Tony Award Winner for Best Musical.

Performances are February 21, 22, 28 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m.  All performances will be held in the Scottish Rite Auditorium (315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood). Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. All seating is general admission.

We also offer a special rate of $12 per person for groups of 10 or more. Groups must be reserved, paid and picked up or mailed out in advance. No group tickets will be issued at the ticket table. For group reservations, call Terry at 856-854-0720 x128. 

Community Theatre News:
As with any Community organization, we’re always doing some fundraising.  Our TEN * LOUSY * BUCKS program has been so successful, we thought we’d try it one more time.  Yep, we're asking you again for your help to keep Collingswood Community Theatre productions coming to you. 

You’ll be listed on the CCT web site and in the program and considered a friend and VIP. We might even let you sing a song.  If you send more than TEN * LOUSY * BUCKS, you’ll get your name in even bigger print in our program and website.  So, if you could see your way clear to sending just TEN * LOUSY * BUCKS (or, we wouldn’t mind if you covered for someone else that won’t respond to this message) we would greatly appreciate it.

Why not make a quick and easy donation of just TEN * LOUSY * BUCKS?  It’s simple.  You can donate using a check or cash or you can donate online.  You can pay with credit card or PayPal.  We’re 501(c)(3), so you can write the donation off as tax deductible. Contributions can be mailed to Collingswood Community Theatre c/o Terry Seeley, 678 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ  08108 or can be dropped off at Collingswood Borough Hall or at the ticket table during performances.  Online donations can be made by following the link on our web site –

And, in case you haven’t heard, we’ve put together a CCT cookbook – “Scene Stealing Recipes from the Collingswood Community Theatre – 149 recipes that will get you a standing ovation!”  The cookbook contains favorite recipes from CCT members as well as recipes from several of our wonderful Collingswood restaurants and eateries.  Cookbooks are available at Collingswood Borough Hall and will be available at all performances.  Cookbooks are $10 each and proceeds help fund future performances.  You can also order online – - or follow the link on the home page that says “CCT Cookbook.”

For more information on Collingswood Community Theatre, check out our web site – Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook (Collingswood Community Theatre) and follow us on Twitter (@ArtsCCT). 

Leaf pick up slowed by winter weather

The Department of Public Works is asking residents to help with leaf pickup that has been delayed by the recent precipitation and cold temperatures. Public Works is still collecting leaves; however, leaves on many streets are frozen and stuck to the ground with snow on top of them. DPW is asking residents to help by loosening up their leaves and putting them on the curb strip if possible for easier collection by the leaf machine.

With questions call Public Works at 856-858-0533. Thank you.

Tax Sale starts Dec 20

The Borough of Collingswood 2013 Tax Sale will be held on December 20, 2013 at 9:30 am on the 3rd Floor of the Municipal Building at 678 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ  08108.

Pre-registration is required.  Please contact the Tax Collector at 856-854-0720 x121 for questions.

Community Chorus Concert rescheduled

Tuesday night’s Collingswood Community Chorus concert has been rescheduled for Monday Dec 16 at 7:28 pm. Event details below.

Read about all the wonderful holiday events in Collingswood here!

The Collingswood Community Chorus directed by Dale Carey will perform their holiday concert "Here We Come A-Caroling" at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood, NJ  08107. Take a break from your everyday routine and your hectic holiday schedule to relax and fill your heart with the sounds of the season both familiar and new. Choral music will begin at 7:28pm, but coming early for the best parking and seats will also allow you to enjoy the performances of several soloists as they set the mood for the evening. Admission is free. For more information call 856-854-6024.

Perkins hosts children's theatre series

Perkins hosts Children's Theatre - For children, by children!
January 7 through March 27 young actors, singers, dancers and technicians will have and opportunity to be guided by Director Charles J. Gill, three theatre professionals, a choreographer and a vocalist to create a production of the original musical, We Are Monsters. This new experience will provide an opportunity for children to engage in all aspects of a live theater production. 

This exciting opportunity is for children ages 9 to 14 and a parent meeting will be held at 7pm on Monday, December 16 at Perkins Center (30 Irvin Ave) in Collingswood. 

Practices for the production will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm (along with two Saturdays.) Auditions will be held Saturday, January 18 and all students will be cast in the production.

We Are Monsters performances will be Friday, March 28 at 4:30pm and 7pm and Saturday, March 29 at 11:30am and 3pm. 

We Are Monsters is an original musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. The adventurous humans uncover vegetarian vampires and rock n' roll werewolves, gradually realizing there may be more to these monsters than meets the eye! Most importantly these monsters and kids discover the importance of friendship and celebrating in the attributes that make each of us different and unique.
For more information go here or call 856-235-6488.
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