Collingswood, New Jersey

7/13 Band Concert in Knight Park CANCELLED

The Haddonfield Community Band concert scheduled for Wednesday, July 13 is CANCELLED.

 

Collingswood Borough, School and County officials hold forum – July 26

BOROUGH OF COLLINGSWOOD, COLLINGSWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT AND CAMDEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR TO HOLD JOINT TOWN FORUM ON JULY 26

The Borough of Collingswood, the Collingswood School District, and the Camden County Prosecutor will hold a Joint Town Forum on July 26 at 7pm at the Collingswood Senior Community Center. The Borough has been holding informal Town Forums for over 20 years as a way to engage residents in an open discussion on any issues.

The July 26 Joint Town Forum will focus on the recent issues involving the schools and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, but will be open to any and all issues involving the Borough and/or the School District.

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood House Decorating Contest Winenrs

With 14 houses and one business vying for the Best of 4th of July, Most Historic, Most Patriotic, Best Newcomers, Best Business and this year Best Decorated Block, Proud Neighbors of Collingswood annual Fourth of July House decorating Contest was a variety of themes and designs.

This year included some returning but many first timers, showed amazing creativity, sense of patriotism, history and a whole lot of red, white and blue. In addition to the plethora of American flags and bunting, there were statues, historic military uniforms, decorated animals, patriotic music, and chalked designs on sidewalks, all displaying the participant’s feelings about the Fourth of July.

The winners of the Proud Neighbors of Collingswood House Decorating Contest were announced at the Collingswood fireworks on the evening of July 5th (this year only). They are: Best of the Fourth of July - The Lederman Family, Woodlawn Terrace. Most Patriotic - First Place: Hayes Family, Madison Ave. Second Place: Lynn Jackson, Richey Ave.  Most Historic – First Place: The Carty Family, Linwood Ave. Second Place: Carolyn & John Janco, Merrick Ave. Best Block - Wendy and Ron Morze, W. Collings Ave. Best Newcomers - Dolores Bob, E. Collings Ave. And Best Business – The Retrospect, Haddon Ave. 

Winners were judged on creativity, originality and appropriateness to architecture, best historic home or overall best look. Proud Neighbors of Collingswood thanks everyone who entered their homes and to the judges for their time.

The judges were Lois and Harvey Stick, Sonya Peterson, John Samas, Bernie and Mary Kairis, Ron and Kathy Warwick and Dave Savage. Thanks also to contest registrar Gretchen Seibert.

This annual show of patriotism is encouraged by Proud Neighbors of Collingswood a civic organization that aims to share ideas about restoration, strives to develop awareness of historic preservation and works with residents, businesses and government to maintain the historic character of the town.   


A Vigil for Orlando, Tuesday Night at 7PM

A Vigil for Collingswood

As we all process the events that happened early Sunday morning in Orlando, we invite our community to come together to grieve, love and support those who were victims and the family and friends who are suffering from such a senseless event.

We invite all residents of the Collingswood community and the area to join us at the corner of Haddon and Woodlawn Avenues TONIGHT at 7PM. Please being candles for yourself and for those who might not have any. 

This night will be about love, peace and respect for all. We hope to see you there.

Please let us know if you can attend and spread the word to those interested.

Cooper River Yacht Club hosts MAYRA Junior Regatta

Collingswood welcomes Sailors! Athletes and spectators are encouraged to visit Collingswood's stunning, walkable downtown filled with boutiques and eateries (Collingswood restaurants are BYO). 
Collingswood is just minutes from Cooper River and local hotels.

How do you get to all the shopping, dining and fun in Collingswood?
Not driving? 
You can take a cab or Uber to Collingswood's downtown (Haddon & Collings Aves is the center of our walkable town, or ask drivers to drop you off at at Collingswood's Millenium clock at Haddon & Irvin Aves/756 Haddon Ave).  
Colonial Cab Company can be reached at: 1-800-619-6507

Driving? Where can you park in Collingswood? See here!

Merchant specials and discounts for sailing guests:

Blue Moon Olive Oil, 742 Haddon Avenue - save $1.00 per bottle.  The area's best prices!

Galerie Marie, 709 Haddon Avenue - Sailor's Special! 10% off your total purchase. 

Gourmet Popcorn Creations, 802 Haddon Avenue - Buy one, get one free! 

Universal Ballroom Center, 41 E. Crescent Blvd. -  BOGO Social Dance Lessons. Call 856-869-0010.

Philly Pretzel Factory, 976 Haddon Avenue - 25 Soft Pretzels and a bottle of mustard only $12

Red Dog Designs, 583 Haddon Avenue -  10% off to regatta visitors: custom everything - awards, apparel, signage, team gear. Mention 2016 regatta in an email to mindy@reddogglass.com

Frugal Thrift & Vintage, 740 Haddon Avenue will offer 15% off for regatta attendees and athletes

That's Amore, 690 Haddon Avenue - 20% of your bill 

The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Avenue - mention "Regatta" and receive 20% off your entire order at The Pop Shop. Not combined with any other discount. 

Circles Thai, 8 Powell Lane - mention "Regatta" and receive a free spring roll with your dinner

 

 

 

 

FUN AFFAIRS at COLLINGSWOOD MANOR

LUNCH N LEARNS

Wednesday, May 25, Wednesday, June 22 and Tuesday, July 26, 2016

10am – 1pm

Find out about UMC Collingswood. Take a tour and then enjoy a spectacular lunch prepared by our Executive Chef! Please RSVP to our Receptionist at (856) 854-4331.

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Grand opening of the UMC at Collingswood SAVVY SENIORS CLUB – A place for adults 65+ to grow, learn and socialize. This club is held the second and last Wednesday of the month from 10am to 2:30pm. Billy Terrell for entertainment and a pasta bar following.  Please call Ann Peters at (856) 854-4331 ext. 5304 for any questions related to this group. RSVP to our receptionist at (856) 854-4331 by June 1st.

 

Tuesday, June 7 & Thursday, July 7, 2016 – OPEN HOUSE – We welcome all new faces to tour and meet our exciting associates to begin the wonders of United Methodist Communities at Collingswood.

 

Friday, June 10, 2016 – Strawberry Festival at 2pm in the Chapel on the 2nd Floor. Enjoy strawberry pies, strawberry shortcake and much more. Invite a senior friend and bring your appetite.

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – Join Rachel on the 3rd floor for chair yoga at 1:30pm.

 

Thursday, June 16, 2016 – New Bible Study Open to the Public – The book of revelations led by the Rev. Dr. Richard Leaver will take place on the 2nd Floor opposite of the elevator in the library.  Come in, bring your seniors friends, as we learn the history of the Roman Empire and persecution of the Church.

 

Saturday, June 21, 2016 – Listen to the joyful noise of the Barrington Band outside performance at 7pm. (weather permitting)

 

Sunday, June 29, 2016 - Arlene’s Presentation: “White House Pets” 1:30pm on the 3rd Floor.

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2016 – Blueberry Festival in the chapel at 2pm. Get ready to taste the delicious blueberry filled pies, muffins and more.

 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – Arlene’s Presentation: “Toys through the ages” 1:30pm on the 3rd Floor

 

CERAMICS AND CRAFTS

If you have a passion for creativity, join us! Every Friday at 10:30am, meet us on the 3rd floor activity room. Contact Mary Moloney at 856-854-4331 ext. 5204.

 

FRIDAY FEATURE FILM

Each week we view a variety of movies, documentaries & television special events. Pull up a chair and join us! Every Friday at 11am in the “music room” off the main lobby.  Please contact Mary Moloney at 856-854-4331 ext. 5204.

 

UNITED METHODIST COMMUNITIES – COLLINGSWOOD

COLLINGSWOOD MANOR

 

460 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ  08108

ROBERTS POOL SWIM SALE

For Swim Sale information and all other info on Roberts Pool, click here.

Collingswood Community Chorus regroups

The Collingswood Community Chorus is in the process of reorganizing.  

There will be no Spring Concert but look for a concert at the holidays. 

CYT presents "Disney's Peter Pan Jr."

The Collingswood Youth Theatre, sponsored by the Borough of Collingswood, will be presenting “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” on Friday, April 29 at 7:30pm and on Saturday, April 30th at 1pm & 7:30pm at the Collingswood Middle School Auditorium, 414 Collings Avenue.

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!  It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero. 

Be sure to be “Following the Leader” when you fly away with our cast of 66 students from grades 3-6, past “The Second Star to the Right” and straight on to Never Land during the last weekend in April. Exciting adventures await children of all ages!

Tickets are $7 general admission and will be available at the door.  For more information, call Annemarie at 856-854-1514. For more info, check out the Collingswood Youth Theatre website!

2016 Overnight and Permit-Only Parking information

From Police Chief Kevin Carey
We are rolling out changes to our overnight parking permit system. We have been working on updating the overnight parking situation over the past year. It is an issue with no simple solution. Collingswood’s network of roads and homes were built during a time that required accommodating few cars. Now, cars are abundant but our infrastructure remains the same, meaning we have to find a solution that strikes a balance between accommodating drivers but does not crowd our streets. Generally speaking, residences with a legal off street parking space or public parking lot within one block of your residence are not eligible for a permit. If you live in a residence with no off street parking or a smaller driveway, you may be eligible. You can still call in overnight guests by calling 856-854-1901 x590.  However, you will only be permitted to call in guests a maximum of 5 nights in a 30 day period. There is no cost for a permit. This proposal considers the needs of different streets and neighborhoods in town. Please read carefully and if you have any questions feel free to contact me at kcarey@collingswood.com.

Overnight and Permit-Only Parking details:

Application Process
• All currently issued permits will expire on March 31, 2016

• You can apply for a permit by visiting Police Headquarters (735 Atlantic Ave) Monday to Friday from 8am-12pm & 1-4pm.  You can find an application on the Police Department page here.

  At the time of application, all applicants will be required to produce their vehicle registration.  This can be done in person or by scanning and sending the registration to police@collingswood.com

• New permits will be valid for 1 year and expire on December 31 each year

• You can apply for a permit throughout the year for the current year, but not prior to October for the next year

Requirements
General Requirements

• If you have a garage, driveway, a legal off street parking space, or if there is a public parking lot within one block of your residence, you are NOT eligible for a permit

• All applications will be investigated by the patrol division commander for eligibility

• All vehicles must be registered to applicant with a valid Collingswood address for proof of residency

• Residences with no off street parking are eligible for up to 3 permits per household.

• Residences with a driveway that cannot fit more than 2 vehicles  are eligible for up to 1 permit per household.

• All vehicles must be registered to the residence and proof of registration of 3 or more vehicles to the same address will be required at the time of application

Permit Parking Only Streets
• Residences on the following streets may be eligible for up to 2 permits per household: Edison, Whitman, Coolidge, Ogden, Dill, Wesley, Curtis, Conard, Cooper

• 1 permit per residence with under 5 vehicles

• 2 permits per residence with 5 or more vehicles                           

• Residences on the following streets may be eligible for up to 3 permits per household: E. Collings (Haddon to Maple Terr.), Lincoln (Haddon to 150’ east of Maple), Gorman, Spring, N. Atlantic (Lakeview to Dayton)

• 2 permit for residence with under 5 vehicles

• 3 permits for residence with 5 or more vehicles

Apartments
• Renters tenants are eligible for only 1 permit per apartment if 3 or more vehicles are registered to the apartment and they can produce a current lease listing all the occupants.

• No permits will be permitted for those living at the following:
Heights of Collingswood, Pewter Village, Creswood, Marina Park, Woodlawn Terrace Condominiums, Collings  Arms, White Haven Condominiums, 1025 W. Collings

• Permits may be permitted for those living at the following:
Wayne Gardens, 30 Haddon, Madison Gardens (198 Rt. 30 only), Metropolitan Apartments, Zane Avenue Apartments, Pacific Avenue Apartments, Wayne Terrace Apartments, Bettlewood Avenue Apartments

2017 Permit application can be found here.

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