Collingswood, New Jersey

CHS Band Boosters Basket Raffle, March 9

Come out for the Collingswood High School Band Boosters Basket Raffle on March 9, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Collingswood Senior High School (424 Collings Ave., Collingswood, NJ).

Drawing begins at 7pm. Entry Fee is $5. Light refreshments will be available.

Tickets prices will be as follows day of the raffle:
$5 for 1 sheet of 25 tickets or $10 for 3 Sheets of 25 tickets
Pre – Sale Orders will begin  February 1 at 5 sheets for $15
Pre – Sales will end on March 1, 2013

For Pre-Sale Tickets contact Betsy Chittum at  856-962-5701 Ext. 6005
Pre-sale ticket and entry fee money should be paid to Mrs. Chittum at the High School no later than March 1, 2013.  Pre Sale Tickets will be provided upon entry the day of the event.

2013 Collingswood Little League sign ups

Registration for the 2013 Collingswood Little League season is now open! Register Online at

Or in person at the Community Center on one of the following days:
Saturday, 1/19, 8am-1pm
Wednesday, 1/23, 6pm-8pm
Saturday, 1/26, 8am-1pm
Saturday, 2/2, 8am-1pm

Important Little League dates:
Opening Day 2013, April 6th
Picture Day, May 9th
Colls LL Day at the Riversharks, June 9th

For most up to date information on the Collingswood Little League, visit the group's Facebook page here: 

CCT presents Fiddler on the Roof

Shows are February 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30pm; matinees are February 16 and 24 at 2pm.  All shows are on stage at the magnificent Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood, NJ  08107. 

In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

The show features a star turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in musical theatre. Original director/choreographer Jerome Robbins' staging is legendary, and available from MTI in a comprehensive choreographic guide. Its celebrated score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over: "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Matchmaker," to name a few. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is simply Broadway at its very best.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.  Seating is General Admission; tickets are available at the door one-half hour prior to each performance.

Discounts are available ($10 per ticket reserved and prepaid) for groups of 15 or more.  Contact Dale at or by phone at 609-217-4691.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Luncheon/show combo ticket.  The luncheon will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 12:30pm in the Grand Ballroom at the Scottish Rite.  Lunch includes a selection of sandwiches and wraps, tomato bisque soup with crackers, hot and cold beverages and cookies.  Seats will be reserved for the 2pm performance.  Lunch and a show ticket is $25 per person (no discounts apply) and reservations must be made in advance.  To make luncheon reservations, call Terry at (856) 854-0720 x128.  Reservations and payment must be received no later than Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Seating is limited so make your reservations early.

Consider having dinner and a show when you come out along Collingswood’s restaurant row!  For a list of restaurants in Collingswood, click here.


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Chefs host “Homestyle Classics” week, Jan 21 - 25

If you have a yearning for the kind of cooking, flavors and tastes you remember from your mother’s kitchen, some local South Jersey chefs have good news for you: they are recreating a menu dedicated to comfort foods with their own special culinary twist. “Homestyle Classics” will run from January 21 through January 25 at six restaurants:
The Tortilla Press/Tortilla Press Cantina
El Sitio
The Pop Shop
That’s Amore

Tortilla Press Chef/Owner Mark Smith calls it, “Mom’s cooking with a gourmet touch.” He explains, “The beauty of this is that we all have favorite comfort foods that we remember as kids and as chefs we’re gone on to add our own creative unique touches to them. And because our restaurants are all so different, we’ve added our own ethnic curve ball to the mix.”            

Details and information can be found on each individual restaurant’s website. Menu details below!

The POP Shop
Breakfast Classic: Any Betty or Benedict plus applewood smoked bacon or turkey bacon and coffee. $12 per person

Lunch Classic: Any grilled cheese (except Calvert or 5B’s), cup of tomato soup, side of Pop Fries, and soft drink, lemonade, or iced tea. $13 per person

Dinner Classic: Chicken Pop Pie, Hot Roast Turkey, or any Mac and Cheese plus cup of tomato soup, small side salad and soft drink, lemonade or iced tea. $13 per person

Add a Classic Hot Fudge for only $4.

Casona - Three courses $25
First course (choose one)
Cerdo con frijoles- pork belly and beans & avocado puree (GF)
Salmon tartare- crispy flat green plantains & avocado relish (GF)

Second course (choose one)
Abuela's (grandma’s) black beans soup- sour cream/ diced tomato (GF)
Tortilla soup- oaxaca cheese, sour cream, avocado & crispy tortillas (GF)
Mi Amigo Salad- mixed greens, avocado, goat cheese, spicy honey almonds & mango vinaigrette (GF)

Third course (choose one)
Pollo rancho luna - Chicken breast, fried yuca ala brava & spaghetti vegetables (GF)
Salmon chino Latino- Latin vegetables fried rice, sweet chili sauce & cilantro salad (GF)
Ropa Vieja- Pulled flank steak, creole sauce w/white rice & maduros (GF)
Lechon Asado- citrus-marinated pork slow-roasted cuban-style with white rice & maduros (GF)
Veggie Tacos - Zucchini, yellow squash, roasted corn, portabella mushrooms served w/guacamole and moro rice (GF)



Winter Storytime for 3, 4 & 5-year olds

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 856.858.0649. Please note that if the public schools are cancelled due to snow there will be no storytime.

Dates & Themes
Jan 10: Goldilocks Rocks
Jan 17: Dog Daze
Jan 24: Snowy DayJan 31: Ahoy, Me Hearties
Feb 7: Snow Show
Feb 14: Be My Valentine
Feb 21: Happy Birthday!Feb 28: Read Across America
Mar 7: Moose on the Loose
Mar 14: Ribbit, Ribbit                           


Winter Tiny Tot story times now available!

Tiny Tot Storytime (for children 18-35 months old)
Wednesday or Friday Programs Available 10am
Peter P. Childs Meeting Room. Collingswood Public Library

This program is limited to 12 children and includes simple stories, finger plays, songs, and playtime. Caregivers must register their child each month beginning on the specified date below to participate. There will be no reservations taken before that time. Please call Carol or Dot at 856.858.0649 to register. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

Registration begins Fri., Jan. 4 for Wed., Jan. 9, 16, 23 OR Fri., Jan 11, 18, 25

Registration begins Fri., Feb. 1 for Wed., Feb. 6, 13, 20 OR Fri., Feb. 8, 15, 22

Registration begins Fri., Mar. 1 for Wed., Mar. 6, 13, 20 OR Fri., Mar. 8, 15, 22

Please note that if Collingswood schools are closed due to snow there will be no storytime.

Collingswood FD Toy Drive

Collingswood Fire Department Toy Drive - give back this season

The Collingswood Fire Department is asking for your help in providing a magical Christmas to some of our neighbors! They are collecting new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to families in need this Christmas season. The toys may be dropped off at the firehouse at 20 W. Collings Avenue until December 15, 2012. They are also be collecting wrapping paper, scotch tape, and gift tags as well! If you know of a family in need please contact: Firefighter Ted Aurig at 856-854-7447 x366 or at

Bike Share Fundraiser

Beef, Beer, Bikes and Bowie will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Perkins Center for the Arts. Tickets are $25, and all proceeds benefit the Collingswood Bike Share.

Buy yours through PayPal, at Frugal Resale (cash or check only), at the Bike Share from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday or 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday—or at the door, if there are any left!

Editor's Note: Sponsors for the event also include Casona of Collingswood, which is donating the titular beef for the event, and Canal's Liquors, which is providing a keg of beer. Frugal Resale is also donating some vintage glam-appropriate attire.

FEMA individual assistance extended to All 21 NJ counties

Governor Chris Christie announced that the federal government has extended disaster assistance for New Jerseyans impacted by Hurricane Sandy to all 21 counties, providing direct assistance to individuals and households in the aftermath of the historic hurricane Sandy. Individuals in all New Jersey counties are now eligible for federal disaster relief. New Jersey residents and small businesses in all 21 counties are now eligible for Individual Assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration.

Eligibility allows New Jerseyans to apply for different types of assistance, including temporary housing, repair, replacement or other needs such as Disaster Unemployment Assistance, and Small Business Administration disaster loans.

All 21 of the counties have already been approved by the federal government as eligible for Public Assistance, which is an additional form of federal disaster relief. Public Assistance Program funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Residents of the counties that had yet to been declared eligible for individual assistance by the federal government are now being encouraged to begin the process of registering with FEMA for relief.  Survivors of Hurricane Sandy who suffered damage should apply for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency - even if they have insurance or aren't sure if they are eligible.

Register by phone at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for those with hearing or speech impairments. Specialists are standing by at the toll-free numbers seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, until further notice. Help in languages other than English is available. Or you can register online at<
You can also apply through a web-enabled mobile device or smartphone by visiting and following the link to "apply online for federal assistance."

Parade of Lights - Dec 14

(An error in the Town Crier lists the Parade of Lights on Dec 9. The Parade of Lights will be Friday, Dec 14 at 7:30)

Continuing in tradition, fire trucks and floats strung in glittering lights will drive from Zane Ave. to Homestead Ave. (at the Collingswood post office, 970 Haddon Ave) for the Parade of Lights on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30pm.

Collingswood’s Fire Department and civic organizations will come decorated and ready to represent their groups. Trucks will compete for top honors and prizes. Santa will follow on the last truck to greet children and spectators and send season’s greetings. Organizations that would like to be involved can call the Collingswood Fire Department at 856-854-1043.

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