Collingswood, New Jersey

Knight Park Playground Meeting

All community members — especially children — are invited to a Town Meeting on Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 PM at the Collingswood Community Center (30 West Collings Avenue) to discuss plans to rebuild the current Knight Park Playground.

The Knight Park Improvement Committee needs your input and ideas on what you would like to see at the playground and we are actively seeking people to assist in the planning of the project as well. Our goal is to create a new, safe, accessible playground facility for children toddler age through 12 years of age that encourages physical fitness and development, social interaction, creative and cognitive growth, and imaginative play. Planning for the project has started and we anticipate completion by June 2008.

This is a great opportunity to get involved with a grassroots community project, meet your neighbors and have fun while accomplishing something that will benefit the families of Collingswood. Please contact Connie Correia-Fisher at if you are interested in participating.

Lazy Summer? No Way!

Sign up for summer recreation department sports and events on Tues. April 24, Mon. April 30 &Wed. May 2 at Borough Hall from 6 to 8 pm. There will be sign ups for field hockey, soccer, archery, basketball, weight training, tennis, golf swimming and more. Call 856-854-0720 x110 for more details on ages, prices and programs.

Get tickets for Colls Night at the Phils- Tonight!

It's the last chance to get your tickets for the Collingswood Night at Phillies TONIGHT! Collingswood will come out to see the Phightins battle the St. Louis Cardinals and Commissioner Mike Hall throw the first pitch. The game starts at 7:05 and tickets are still available at Borough Hall for $28 per person. Call 856-854-0720 x120 or x110 for more information.

See an exhibit fit for a king

On Friday, May 4 the recreation department will host a trip to see Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at the Franklin Institute Science Museum. The Franklin Institute’s King Tut exhibit is its most popular show ever - on track to draw one million visitors before it closes on Sept. 30. Philadelphia is the boy king’s final stop on the current U.S. tour.

Guests will have the opportunity to view artifacts excavated from the tomb of King Tutankhamun that range from his royal crown to the confinettes that contained his organs. In addition to the artifacts from Tut’s tomb, there are more than 70 pieces from other rulers also part of the “Golden Age.” All of the antiquities within the exhibit date back more than 3,500 years.

Ninety tickets will go on sale at Borough Hall (678 Haddon Ave) on Wed. April 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. for $30 per person. Remaining tickets will be sold at Borough Hall during regular business hours. For more information call 856-854-5096 or 856-854-0720 x110. Two buses will transport guests from the Collingswood Grand Ballroom parking lot at 6:30 p.m. and return at 9:15 p.m. the night of the event. See the recreation insert in the April Town Crier for more events and recreation news.

Protect your identity!

To help in the fight against identity theft, the Camden County Freeholder Board will hold a free shredding day for residents wanting to destroy documents containing personal information.

On Saturday, May 5, industrial size shredder trucks will be at Camden County College, Blackwood Campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to destroy private documents while residents watch. For more information, call 1-866-CAMDENCOUNTY or go to

Free Windows!

Pick up your antique, wood, unpainted storm windows in many sizes. Call Commissioner Joan Leonard for details at 856-858-4545.

Collingswood Easter Candy Scramble

This year's Easter Candy Scramble will take place at Knight Park in the section of the park between the garages and the pavilion at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 27.  There will be candy and goodies for boys and girls ages eight and under. To register, visit Borough Hall, 2nd Floor, Arts Plus Gallery, DiBartolo's Bakery, Eck's Jewelers, In the Knick of Time or Total Image.  For more information, contact Collingswood Partners at 856-858-9275.

Celebrate NJ

Celebrate NJ announced a poster contest as part of the 365 Reasons to Celebrate New Jersey Campaign. Interested artists and graphic designers can show off what they love about New Jersey by designing a poster. Show them what you think Collingswood and the State has to offer!

Celebrate NJ is also inviting residents to tell why they love the state in 25 words or less for a chance to see your reason on billboards, on posters, in newspapers or hear it on the radio throughout next year. If your reason is chosen, you and your reason could be one of the subjects in a series of feature newspaper articles next year.

For more information, deadlines rules and entry forms on both contests, visit

Collingswood High School Class Reunion this Weekend

Graduates of Collingswood High School Class of 1976 are invited to its 30 year Reunion on March 10th at the Collingswood Community Center. Tickets are $45.00 from 7PM-12AM. For more information, contact Mark Wallace at

Proud Neighbors Old House Workshops Return!

March 24 – Wood Window Repair, Instructor Gordon Bock - $20
April 21 – Porch Restoration & Maintenance, Instructor John Leeke - $20
April 28 – Exterior Wood Repairs, Instructor John Leeke - $20

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood presents three different day long, Saturday “Old House Workshops” taught by professional preservation instructors. Join us on all three Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a unique restoration awareness experience. Workshop fees are only $20 each and include lunch – similar programs cost more than $150. These workshops have been financed with a contribution from Proud Neighbors of Collingswood and are presented in cooperation with the Borough of Collingswood Historic Preservation Commission.

See the Historic Board link on the Website under Local Government for expanded descriptions of these workshops. For information call 856-854-0720 x125, 609-707-3684 (evenings) or e-mail    
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