Collingswood, New Jersey

Holy Trinity Community Yard Sale, Oct 26

Cleaning out the attic? Need to earn come quick cash? Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will be hosting a community yard sale on Saturday, October 26 from 8am to 2pm, rain or shine! It will be held at the church at 839 Haddon Ave in Collingswood.

Join the selling frenzy at Holy Trinity Church’s Yard Sale! Located in busy downtown Collingswood, the yard sale location draws many customers.

Registration fee is $20 per table and is non-refundable. Available table size is 8ft long x 2½ft wide and is included in registration fee. Registration forms are available at www.holytrinity.us. For more information please call (856)858-0491 or email holytrinity1@verizon.net.

Knight Park volunteer days, Nov 9 & 16

Volunteers needed! Improving our spaces: A natural park landscape plan for Knight Park has been drawn by landscape architect volunteer George Schroeder. We need some help getting it planted! A volunteer installation is planned for Saturdays November 9 & 16 from 9am to noon. Hands are needed to help perk up the park and execute new planting. Tasks include turning over soil and adding compost, installing shrubs and eastern redbud trees, leaf raking, pavilion sweeping, etc. Kids ages 12 and over are welcome. Please help us green up our beloved park.

RSVP to Commissioner Leonard at jleonard@collingswood.com to volunteer.
Want to help? Bring gardening gloves, rakes, shovel, spade shovel, broom and if possible leaf blower. Meet at the pavilion at Knight Park.

Blood Drive, October 20

Collingswood Presbyterian Church Blood Drive
Saturday, October 20 - 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall, 30 Fern Avenue, Collingswood, NJ

Make your appointment today! Click Here to schedule an appointment.
Or sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org
Sponsor code: Collingswood Presbyterian

Learn more from blood recipients and donors:
Why We’re Donors:  Click Here
Donor Eligibility Guidelines: Click Here or call 1 800 RED CROSS
Donation Tips (including tips for after donating):  Click Here
Tips to boost your iron level: Click here
To learn how you can participate in our Sickle Cell Donor Program: Click here  

Water update

Due to a water main break along Haddon Ave and test runs of the test well along Cooper River, some residents are seeing discolored water from their taps. Your water is safe to drink and bathe in – the discoloration is from harmless iron sediment in the water system.

Crews are working to repair the Haddon Ave main but the shift to another main has stirred up the natural minerals that collect in the bottom of the water mains. Over the next several days the water will progressively run clearer. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please be assured, although the water may be discolored, it is safe for human use. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Water Department Superintendent Tom McCarthy at 856-854-2332.

New parking kiosks operational

Collingswood’s new parking kiosks have been installed throughout the downtown. They replace faulty meters that had battery issues through 2013.

“We expect to be back on the right track again,” said Collingswood Mayor James Maley. “No more parking kiosk headaches.”

Parking rates are 50 cents per hour. Kiosks take bills, coins and credit cards ($1 minimum, except American Express). Kiosks are currently located one per block. Parking is enforced 9AM-9PM, seven days a week. Drivers have the option of printing a parking slip to display on their dashboard or entering their license plate when purchasing time. Maps and parking info can be found at http://www.collingswood.com/getting-here.

Parking is free in Collingswood during December to promote shopping districts during the holidays.

Town Forum on October 8

Town Forum October 8, 2013 7 p.m. Scottish Rite (315 WHP)

Come to a Community Forum. Forums have proven to be an extremely useful communication tool between the Borough representatives and community.

The Forums provide residents with the opportunity to tell their government of specific concerns impacting their neighborhood, issues such as public safety, public works, recreation, etc. They are conducted in an informal manner designed to encourage two-way communication. All interested citizens of the Borough are encouraged to attend and participate. Residents are notified by Town Crier and E-blasts for upcoming forums. The Forums and Commission meetngs are now streamed online. Watch at home on livestream by clicking here. 

Symphony In C Presents David Finckel

Symphony in C presents renowned Cellist David Finckel for workshop and free performance! The workshop will be held at the Collingswood Community Center (30 W. Collings Ave) on Friday, September 20 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

David Finckel, the featured soloist in Symphony in C’s 2013/2014 Season 
opening concert will speak about his remarkable career, share his experience with young musicians in an open lesson, and perform solo works. Mr. Finckel is the Artistic Director of New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and is a former member of the legendary Emerson String Quartet. He was named Musical America’s 2012 Musician of the Year.

Both the workshop and the performance is free and open to the public! Hear Mr. Finckel’s debut with Symphony in C in Dvorak’s romantic Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 on Saturday, September 21 at 8p.m. at the Gordon Theater Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts.

For information, call Symphony in C at 856 963-6683 
or visit www.symphonyinc.org

Proud Neighbors Casting Call for All

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood, Inc. is looking for new cast 
members who want to be involved with the community and would like 
to share their talents. We will be meeting Friday, September 20 at 7pm at 125 Harvard Ave. Please add your ideas to the project list below to help keep our organization and town vibrant. Proud Neighbors is looking for civic-minded people who wish to promote awareness about historic preservation in the Collingswood Community.

Please Bring Appetizer or Dessert to Share.
RSVP 609-707-3684
E-mail: Info@ProudNeighborsOfCollingswood.org
 
Projects:
- Your ideas to educate & about restoration
- Your vision to work with citizens, business & government, to 
  maintain the historic character of our town    
- Town-wide Yard Sale -  first Saturday in June         
- Fourth of July House Decorating Contest
- Porch Brunch and House Tour  - Sunday after Mother’s Day
- Welcome New Neighbors – gift bag delivered to new residents
- Old House Workshops.

We thank volunteers, past and present officers  for planting the 
seeds for the success of the town. Through advocacy and by working 
with local citizens, businesses, and officials, Proud Neighbors promotes historic heritage as a key to Collingswood’s continued success. We invite you to become involved with Proud Neighbors of Collingswood to See! Save! and Celebrate!

First Baptist's Free Kids’ Clothing and Toy Swap

Once again First Baptist Church of Collingswood is having it’s FREE KIDS’ CLOTHING AND TOY SWAP AND GIVEAWAY on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 8am to 8pm!  The Swap is open to all, and you do not have to donate to pick out items for your child.

-Where? Collings Fellowship Hall at the First Baptist Church located at 23 Frazer Avenue in Collingswood (corner of Frazer and Maple, just behind the library).  
-Bring your kids’ clean outgrown clothes (sizes infant to middle school) or clean unbroken toys to the church September 10-17—we will sort and organize all donations.
-Come Wednesday September 18, and pick out what your child needs!
-Bring your friends, even if they have not brought anything!

It’s all free!
Free coffee and snacks!
 
This event is hosted by the GEMS Mother’s Group of the First Baptist Church of Collingswood.  If you have any questions, check our website, www.fbcoc.com, or email us at fun@fbcoc.com!

Before the Bridge Music Festival moving inside this Weekend!

In light of the expected periods of rain on Saturday, the Before the Bridge Music Festival will be moving inside to "The Factory" at 13 Fern Avenue, only 5 blocks down Haddon Avenue in Downtown Collingswood. This is a beautiful space for live music and we are so grateful the ownership has made it available for the show to go on.

So get ready to enjoy a fun-filled day of great music, kids activities, vendors, food and drink minus the rain! Don't forget to bring a comfy chair if you wish.

See you There!!!

For more information on the event, visit www.beforethebridge.com or visit the festival facebook page.

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