Collingswood, New Jersey

Spring Clean Up

The Department of Public Works will be providing residents
with curbside leaf pick up the week of April 4. This will occur on
your normal fall leaf pick up day. Also, large brush can be placed
curbside for pick up. Please call 856-858-0533 with your address for
brush disposal or for more information. Leaf pickup schedules are
available at Collingswood.com on the Public Works page.

Easter Egg Hunt

March 19 at 10 a.m. in the Collingswood High School caferteria

Come out for Collingswood's annual Easter Egg Hunt. All children 10 years and under are welcomed! No registration required.

Hosted by The Collingswood Rotary
Email mguinoiseau@collsk12.org with questions 

CYT presents 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

CHS presents THE WIZ

Collingswood High School proudly presents its spring musical THE WIZ! Fresh on the heels of the wildly popular television production, The Wiz Live!, this musical is a retelling of the classic story of Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz set to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music!

Under the direction of Regina Smith, the high school production boasts a cast of talented veteran seniors including Samantha Chambers (Dorothy), Mike Madden (TinMan), Emily Kelly (Lion), Kwamere Ingalls (Scarecrow), Natalie Evans (Wiz), Jodi Moser (Addaperle) and Michelle Nigro (Aunt Em/Glinda) as well as an energetic troupe of poppies, citizens of Emerald City and ensemble players.

Show dates are March 10, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30pm with a matinee on Saturday, March 19 at 2pm. Tickets are $12 adults, $8 students and seniors. Tickets are assigned seating and can be purchased at the door or by contacting Mary Baldwin at mbaldwin@collsk12.org.

For our senior citizens, the March 19 matinee is free of charge - compliments of the Collingswood Board of Education. Additionally, the Collingswood Education Association is sponsoring a pre-show luncheon at 1pm, also free of charge to seniors. Contact Mary at mbaldwin@collsk12.org or call 609-617-2220 to make reservations for the senior matinee.

Perfect for families and children of all ages, the cast is offering a Family Night Special on Friday, March 18 at 7:30pm Purchase one child's ticket and get one adult ticket free of charge. A great two-for-one special! Ticket order forms are being sent home with all district elementary students. Or contact Mary at email above to obtain tickets. 

Grants for Old Window Restoration

Cash-in on a unique opportunity to help save your old windows. Proud Neighbors of Collingswood is offering residents the Wood Window Restoration Grant Program. This new incentive encourages homeowners to maintain the architectural integratity of their home and restore their original wood windows.
Proud Neighbors' Wood Window Restoration Grant is an offer limited to the first 40 Collingswood homeowners/residents, (one per household; maxium $200 per property). Grants are restricted to restprations of original windows in pre-1925 Collingswood homes or buildings, where window is visible from the street.
 
Enjoy your old windows!Increase the value of your home and cut your heating costs! Join the wait list to be considered for one of the 40 available $200 Grants. Contact Proud Neighbors Wood Window Restoration Grant program via e-mail at Info@ProudNeighborsofCollingswood.org or complete form available in the lobby of Collingswood Borough Hall. Photos of your proposed old window project can be sent via e-mail.
 
Grants will be considered for reimbursement of new repairs to old wood windows or lead or prism glass in historic wood windows or transoms. Interested applicants must submit an application in advance, agree to an evealuation (beofre and after) by a review panel and satisfy established grant program criteria. Grants are a limited reimbursement program for DIY materials or repairs from pre-approved window restoration specialists up to $200 per property. Applications and review by grant committee must be completed before begining restoration.
 
Proud Neighbors Wood Window Restoration Grant applicants will be asked to participate in future publicity highlighting successful restoration of their original wood windows. Grants are consistent with Proud Neighbors of COllingswood civic organization's goal of striving to maintain original house details and recognize the importance of historic windows.
E-mail info@proudneighborsofcollingswood.org

CCT presents Young Frankenstein!

Catch CCT's Young Frankenstein one last weekend - final show dates are February 26, 27 & 28! Tickets at the door or online here!

“Walk this way” to Collingswood Community Theater’s production of Young Frankenstein! The show, based on Mel Brooks’ parody film, follows the main character, Dr. Frankenstein, as he tries to reanimate a pieced together corpse. Dr. Frankenstein succeeds, but not without complications (and lots of humor). Young Frankenstein is known for its visual, situational, and slapstick humor, along with recognizable one-liners that are sure to have audience members leaving in stitches!

Shows are at the Scottish Rite on February 19, 20, 26, 27, and 28. Each show starts at 7:30pm with doors opening at 7pm. On February 20 and 28 matinee performances will be showing in addition at 2pm. Free parking is available, and tickets can be bought at the door or Borough Hall (678 Haddon Ave). Be sure to join us for this scientifically proven, monstrously good time!  For ticket details, call (856) 858-9275.

 This performance will be the start of Collingswood Community Theater’s fifteenth season. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Mary Baldwin and others, the theater started production in 2002. The first show was You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and the first all town show was Music Man. Each year the theater puts on 4 to 5 shows with the help of many local thespians. Resident and producer Terry Seely has been with the Community Theater from the beginning. “We’ve watched children start here and grow up in the theater, it’s a family” said Terry.  The success of this theater has been proven over time, and productions are much loved in the region.

To stay updated, follow Collingswood Community Theater at CCTarts.net and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ArtsCCT/.

 

FREE Pediatric Eye Assessment

The doctors of Premier Eye Associates join over 7,600 optometrists nationwide who are participating in InfantSEE®, a public health program managed by Optometry Cares® - the AOA Foundation.  The program is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life.
 
Through InfantSEE®, optometrists provide a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment to infants in their first year of life, offering early detection of potential eye and vision problems at no cost regardless of income. Optometrists have the instruments and resources not available to general-care doctors like pediatricians and family physicians to detect potential problems that, if undetected, may lead to learning and developmental issues later.
 
A comprehensive assessment between the ages of 6 months and 12 months is recommended to determine healthy development of vision. Although infants cannot speak, optometrists have the clinical education, training and experience, as well as the instruments and resources, to provide non-invasive eye and vision assessments for any non-verbal patients such as infants.
 
1 in 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed vision problems. Risk factors for many eye conditions, including amblyopia (often referred to as lazy eye), muscle imbalances, and some ocular diseases, have no signs or symptoms and may not be detected in a well-baby check-up. However, significant risk factors for eye and vision disorders are not detectable by base-level infant eye screening, and even early retinoblastoma, the seventh most common pediatric cancer, is detected more than 80 percent of the time outside the doctor’s office by a family member or friend.

Premier Eye Associates is an optometry practice based in Collingswood, NJ that offers yearly eye exams as well as specialty contact lens evaluations, medical and emergency eye exams, dry eye evaluations and treatments, and pediatric eye exams.  The primary doctors are Brian Samartino, O.D. and Tyler Mills, O.D., F.A.A.O. The optical shop holds a collection of all the newest frame and sunglass lines.
 
Additional information about patient services and scheduling appointments is available at PremierEyeDoctors.com and by calling 856-858-EYES (3937).  Pertinent information and media updates are shared on Facebook and Twitter.
 
American Optometric Association doctors of optometry are highly qualified, trained doctors, on the frontline of eye health and vision care, who examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases and disorders of the eye. In addition to providing eye and vision care, optometrists play a major role in an individual's overall health and well-being by detecting systemic diseases. Doctors of optometry have the skills and training to provide more than two-thirds of all primary eye care in the United States. The American Optometric Association represents more than 34,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians in nearly 6,500 communities across the country.  To learn more about InfantSEE® call toll-free (888) 396-EYES (3937) or visit www.infantsee.org.

Handcrafted at Perkins Center

Join Perkins Center for the Arts for an evening of artistry celebrating the unique and handmade at Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 7-10pm. The award winning tasting will feature over a dozen regional craft micro brews, a distillery, a gourmet food cart fare, handmade beer steins, live music and a silent auction. By popular demand, the 6th Annual Handcrafted at Perkins Center will once again feature a VIP Tasting at 6pm hosted by Joe Sixpack, beer reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News. This intimate tasting offers limited space and will showcase small New Jersey Breweries only featured from 6-7pm.

Handcrafted at Perkins Center is named two time Best Foodie Event in South Jersey by SoJo Happening 2015 and 2014, and the 2014 Best Way to Buy Art by SJ Magazine.

The main event will feature brews from a selection of regional craft breweries including Beach Haus Brewery, Crabbie’s Ginger Beer, Dock Street Brewing, Double Nickel Brewing Company, Flying Fish Brewing Co., Troegs Independent Brewing, Tuckahoe Brewing Co., D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., Weyerbacher Brewing Co. and many more. Perkins Center will also be welcoming local mead from the Colony Meadery, South Jersey rum from Cooper River Distillers and small-batch coffee from Harvest Roastery. Featured VIP breweries include Devil’s Creek Brewery, Lunacy Brewing Company, Pinewood Brewing Company and Spellbound Brewing. Set your taste buds racing as you pair delicious beverages with some of the best gourmet food around including the savory and sweet of Girardi’s Kabobs, Sift Bakeshop, Gourmet Popcorn Creations and returning after popular demand Sweet Lucy’s Smokehouse. 

While relishing in the savory and sweet enjoy local musical talents of John Cook and the Jericho Horns, a South Jersey based ensemble performing original Jazz and Soul influenced Rock and Roll, crafted to lift your heart and move your feet. Their music is self-described as reminiscent of classic artists such as Otis Redding, Sam Cook, Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Carole King, Chicago and Motown.

Handcrafted at Perkins Center is a 21+ event taking place at Perkins Center, Collingswood (30 Irvin Ave. Collingwood, NJ 08108) on Saturday, May 14 from 7-10pm. Tickets are $50 per person and include tastings of all the craft brews and food showcased at the event. Attend the VIP Tasting for an additional $20. * Space is limited for the VIP Tasting, purchase tickets early.
 
For ticketing and event details, please visit PerkinsArts.org or call (856) 235-6488. 

Collingswood issues RFP for Collingswood.com website redesign

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR WEBSITE DESIGN

The Borough of Collingswood, County of Camden, New Jersey ("Borough") is soliciting proposals ("Proposals") from interested firms for the provision of the professional services described herein. Firms interested in assisting the Borough with the provision of such services must prepare and submit a Proposal in accordance with the procedure and schedule in the RFP. The Borough will review only those Proposals that include all the information required to be included as described in the RFP(in the sole judgment of the Borough). The Borough intends to select a  Website Design firm or agency to create a new website that meets the goals of the project.  This website should be user friendly for visitors, residents and for borough users, while being the visual arm of the Borough of Collingswood and Collingswood Partners.

The RFP criteria can be viewed here.

Respondents shall deliver two (2) hard copies of their proposals (in clearly marked envelopes) and/or e-mail their proposals to: 

Cassandra Duffey cduffey@collingswood.com
Director of Community Development
Borough of Collingswood
678 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
ATTN: RFP- Redesign of the Collingswood, NJ Website

All proposals shall be submitted no later than noon on Friday, March 11, 2016 12:00PM. Proposals will not be accepted after the time specified for submission. Proposals received after the hour appointed will be deemed invalid and will not be considered. 

Late submissions will not be accepted and will be returned unopened to the agency. The Borough reserves the right to reject any or all submissions, to waive any requirements of the RFP, to modify or amend, with the consent of the respondent, their submission, and to the effect any agreement deemed to be in the best interest of the Borough. All submissions become the property of the Borough.

K. Holly Mannel
Borough Clerk

Free parking on winter Sundays

Collingswood is offering free parking on Sundays for the winter. There’s no charge to park in town on Sundays during February and March. Parking is limited to three hours.

Hours of operation for paid parking are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 50 cents per hour.

Where can I park in Collingswood? It’s easy! Parking maps and more information here.

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