Collingswood, New Jersey

Collingswood earns NINETEEN "best of" wins in SJ Magazine's readers' poll

From SJ Magazine: Readers voted for their favorite SJ spots all summer long. Here is the list of the best our communities have to offer – as chosen by you! See the entire South Jersey list here.

BEST OF SJ FOOD

Bakery - Dulce
740A Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-942-0254, dulcecollingswood.com

BYOB Restaurant - Zeppoli
618 Collings Avenue, Collingswood
856-854-2670, zeppolirestaurant.com

Coffee Shop - Grooveground
647 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-869-9800, grooveground.com 

Indian Restaurant - IndeBlue
619 Collings Avenue, Collingswood
856-854-4633, indebluerestaurant.com 

Kid-Friendly Restaurant - The Pop Shop
729 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-869-0111, thepopshopusa.com 

Mexican Restaurant - Tortilla Press
703 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-869-3345, thetortillapress.com 

Muffins - Constellation Collective
685 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-240-7787, theconstellationcollective.com 

Restaurant Worth the Wait in Line - Sabrina’s Café
714 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-214-0723, sabrinascafe.com 

Romantic Restaurant - Sapori
601 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-858-2288, sapori.info 

Sushi - Woksabi
608 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-858-6688, woksabicollingswood.com 

Water Ice - Cabana Water Ice
552 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-931-1186 

BEST OF SJ SHOPPING

Children’s Boutique - The Nesting House
710 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-869-3048, thenestinghouse.net 

Gift Shop - Arts Plus Gallery
704 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-854-5500, artsplusgallery.com 

Pet Boutique - The Principled Pet
2 Powell Lane, Collingswood
856-240-1923

Prom Dresses - Marlene’s Dress Shop
707 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-8585-4777, marlenesdressshop.com

Vintage/Consignment Store
Frugal Resale, 740 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
856-858-0700, frugalresale.com 

BEST OF SJ ODDS AND ENDS

Farmers’ Market - Collingswood Farmers’ Market
Atlantic Avenue, Collingwood
collingswoodmarket.com

Special-Occasion Venue - Collingswood Grand Ballroom
315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood
856-858-1000 collingswoodballroom.com

Best Town
Collingswood
www.Collingswood.com

Hydrant flushing starts Oct 30

The Borough of Collingswood Water Department will begin flushing the water system starting Sunday, October 30, 2016 and will continue through Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

The Water Main Flushing program is designed to remove natural minerals like iron and calcium that sometimes collect in the bottom of water mains. This operation may cause a temporary discoloration in your water supply. By allowing your water to run for a short period of time, the problem should clear itself. 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 from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

Holiday Trash schedule information

Trash pickup for Collingswood will be shifted one day forward due to the Thanksgiving and Black Friday holidays. Thursday's trash will be collected Friday and Friday's trash will be collected on Saturday.
 

Early Voting in Camden County

Camden County residents now have the opportunity to cast their votes early in the 2016 general election.  The Camden County early voting center is a joint effort of the Freeholder Board, County Clerk, Board of Elections and Superintendent of Elections.

The Camden County’s early voting center is located in the Camden County Elections and Archives Center, located at 100 University Court in Gloucester Township. (University Court is located off of Orr Road between Sicklerville Road and College Drive.)

The Camden County early voting center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The center is also offering the following extended hours:

•            October 18      9am to 7pm

•            October 20      9am to 7pm

•            October 25      9am to 7pm

•            October 27      9am to 7pm

•            October 31      7am to 7pm

•            November 2    7am to 7pm

•            November 4    7am to 7pm

•            November 5    9am to 3pm

Fall Festival POSTPONED for Oct 29

The Oct 22 PTA Fall Festival is RESCHEDULED for Oct 29 due to rain. Original info below.
The Knight Park Caretaker's Open House will go on as scheduled - 1-3pm, Oct 22. 

Collingswood's annual Fall Festival will be held at the Pavilion in Knight Park (Park Avenue between Collings and Browning) on Saturday, October 22, noon to 4pm (rain date of October 29).  Come and support your local PTA's and enjoy live music, a hayride throughout Knight Park, fall-themed games, and a variety of savory food.  A chili contest will also be held, with winner to be announced at 3pm (winner to receive Collingswood Cash prize!) and all chilis available for purchase throughout the Festival.  

For information on the Fall Festival and/or to enter the chili contest, please contact Jodie Farrow (jodie.farrow@yahoo.com or 609-760-7523).

Next Town Forum: October 17

Scottish Rite (315 White Horse Pike), 7pm

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

Forums provide residents with the opportunity to tell their government of concerns impacting their neighborhood - issues such as public safety, public works, recreation, etc. They are conducted in an informal manner designed to encourage a dialogue between officials and residents. All interested citizens of the Borough are encouraged to attend and participate.

Women’s History Comes Alive: A Night of Women and Politics

Wednesday, October 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
Collingswood Library (771 Haddon Ave)

The Glass Ceiling got another crack in it when Hillary Clinton became the Democratic nominee for President.  It’s the perfect time to look back and look ahead at the contributions women have made to American political history.  Join us for a fun and interactive night of stories and games telling “HerStory.”  From the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 to Jeannette Rankin’s courageous vote against both world wars, test your women’s history IQ and share the tales of extraordinary women who forever changed politics and history.  Appropriate for all ages. 

Hosted by Keith Forrest, a Collingswood resident and communication professor at Atlantic Cape Community College.  He has interviewed female governors, lieutenant governors and mayors, and was the first-ever male graduate of the advanced feminist studies program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  Forrest has been interviewed about women and politics on NPR and network television affiliates and is a three-time "Faculty of the Year" and founder of the communication program at Atlantic Cape.

Apple Pie contest seeks bakers

The Collingswood Farmers' Market annual Apple Pie Contest

We need bakers! Do you have the best pie?

Put those yummy Fall apples to good use! The Collingswood Farmers’ Market will be hosting their annual APPLE PIE CONTEST on Saturday, October 8. This is a perfect opportunity for you to make Grandma’s secret recipe or show off your baking skills. There are Market gift certificates up for grabs, so put your all into your pie!

The contest will be at 9:30am in the judging tent at the Market. Pre-registration is a must! To register please visit the rules and registration page here before contest.

PSE&G to perform paving on Haddon Avenue in Collingswood

The following notification is from PSE&G:

PSE&G to Perform Paving on Haddon Avenue in Collingswood

Following upgrades to its gas facilities, Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) will be performing road restoration on Haddon Avenue in Collingswood beginning on or about Tuesday, September 6. The work will take place on Haddon Avenue between Browning and East Linden Roads. Although Haddon Avenue will remain open, lanes will be closed during construction and there will be detours around some intersections.

“We estimate the work will take three to four weeks to complete,” said James Venito, Jr., senior gas distribution supervisor for PSE&G. “Our crews will work around the clock, and we will make every effort to minimize disruption. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we complete this important work.”

Collingswood police will be onsite to direct traffic. PSE&G notified adjacent property owners about the work and assures the public that the area is safe and closely monitored.

Community Chorus seeks new members for 2016-2017 season

Love to sing? Want to meet new people? Be a part of Collingswood’s Community Chorus program!

Collingswood Community Chorus, part of the Collingswood Recreation Department, is under new direction and seeking members. No experience needed. The group performs two major concerts annually, in spring and winter. CCC’s first rehearsal is Tuesday, September 13 at 7pm at the Zane North Elementary School (801 Stokes Ave) all purpose room.

Cost to join is $25 for Collingswood residents and $50 for non-residents. Contact mdeets@collingswood.com or call 856-854-0720 x1 for information or visit Borough Hall (678 Haddon Ave) to join.
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