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Firefighters will make the season bright  The Collingswood Fire Department is working to ensure that everyone’s holiday season is merry and bright. The department’s annual Parade of Lights will be held on Fri Dec 9 at 7:30pm. The procession will run along Haddon Ave beginning at Zane Ave. Don’t miss the glittering array of fire trucks and floats, complete with an appearance by Santa! Community, school, church, and civic organizations are invited to participate in the parade. Be sure to decorate your float with plenty of lights – prizes will be awarded. For details about the parade, call 854-1043. The fire department is also joining forces with the Borough of Collingswood to collect toys to share with local families. New, unwrapped toys may be donated at the Collingswood Fire Department (20 Collings Ave W)

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 Each year, the Haddon Toy and Food Drive makes wishes come true. Unwrapped toys, non-perishable food, and gift certificates can be dropped at the following locations: The Municipal Building (135 Haddon Ave), the Annex Building (10 Reeve Ave), and Westmont Fire Company No. 1 (120 Haddon Ave), and any Township public school. See page 8 for details.

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 Holiday shoppers will be pleasantly surprised by Collingswood’s enchanting streetscape. Haddon Ave will be decked out with 300,000 sparkling lights this holiday season. During the entire month of December, Friday and Saturday nights will bring extended shopping hours, singers, and snow. Yes, snow is in the Collingswood forecast thanks to the machines that will be set up downtown this holiday season. Don’t let the snow slow you down. Put some spring in your step! Enjoy the musical stylings of Hotsy Totsy on Friday (7 to 9pm) and Saturday (6 to 8pm) evenings, from Dec 2 thru Dec 17, while you shop in downtown Collingswood. In addition, the choir from First Baptist Church of Collingswood will spread holiday cheer on Sat Dec 10 and Fri Dec 16. Performances will take place at the clock at Old Zane School (Haddon Ave), from 6:30 to 7pm, each evening. And, there’s more good news! Collingswood’s parking meters will be taking a holiday this December. The borough will offer free parking throughout the entire month. For more information, visit


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 This year, enjoy a few time-honored traditions while creating some new ones! Grab a turkey sandwich and head to Borough Hall on Fri Nov 25 at 7pm. As always, the borough will greet the season with a Tree Lighting Ceremony. Santa will climb down from atop Borough Hall once the switch is flipped. Revelers will be treated to candy canes and song – and perhaps even some snow – on Haddon Ave. Then, on the morning of Sat Nov 26, gather your family and friends, bundle up, pour some hot cocoa, and head out to Haddon Ave for the 2011 Collingswood Holiday Parade. The procession will step off at 10am on Haddon Ave, beginning at Zane Ave and continuing to Linden Ave W. The parade’s 2011 theme is “Through the Eyes of a Child.” Let the Phillie Phanatic and his mascot friends, the Mummers, the floats, the antique cars, and the bands bring out the kid in you! After the parade, venture to the First Baptist Church of Collingswood (Frazer and Maple Aves) for the annual South Jersey S Gaugers Train Display. The awe-inspiring display will be showcased from 10am to 4pm at the church. The rain-orshine event will feature cookies, hot chocolate, coffee, Christmas crafts, and coloring. Make the South Jersey S Gaugers Train Display part of your holiday tradition. This year, in celebration of the First Baptist Church of Collingswood’s 100th anniversary, a free stained glass window tour will take place at the church on Sat Nov 26. Also after the parade, sports caster and writer “Big Al” Meltzer will be on hand at Main Street Realty (730 Haddon Ave, Collingswood) signing copies of his book, Big Al: Fifty Years of Adventures in Sports Broadcasting. Stop by between 11am to 12:30pm to meet Big Al. A portion of the book sales will help fund the holiday parade.

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The Collingswood Fire Department’s annual Parade of Lights will step off on Fri Dec 9 at 7:30pm.

What’s your favorite local holiday tradition?

• Collingswood’s LLOYD and MICHELE TEMPLE always enjoy the “Collingswood Holiday Parade and watching Santa come down from the roof at Borough Hall.”

• HANNAH and ERIN ZAVARELLO are pictured heading home after an invigorating afternoon in Knight Park. “We always love First Night in Haddonfield,” Erin replied. (For information about First Night, see the ad on page 5.)

• PAUL, SARA, LISA, and RACHEL GINTER visit relatives in Collingswoodarea each year at Thanksgiving time. “We love the parade and visiting the Pop Shop,” reported Lisa. The Ginter family currently resides in St. Augustine FL. Paul is a native of Haddon Township.

• Cheerleaders LEXI DENOTO and KELLY LOVETT concurred that they are looking forward to Christmas break and time spent “hanging out, eating candy, making snowmen, and relaxing.” Lexi and Kelly are middle school students in Haddon Township.

• Pictured enjoying an afternoon at Knight Park, FRANK MORALES and his sons – JEREMY, GABE, and CAEDEN – look forward to their annual trip to Philadelphia for the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Seven-yearold Jeremy added, “I’ve been to the parade seven or eight times, it’s pretty cool.”

• Primo’s RACHEL ROSENTHAL and JIM NOLAN can’t wait to welcome 2012. Rachel’s favorite local holiday tradition is Haddonfield’s First Night. “It’s always fun,” she said. Jim revealed that he plans on celebrating “Second Night” with his family. He explained, “Each year we get together and get really wild.”

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 The folks at Fractured Mirror Productions – the creators of Shades of Poe – are looking on the bright side this holiday season with a familythru Thu Dec 15. friendly show, Christmas Stories. “We realize that the economic climate is difficult for everyone, there Christmas is a time to be with family, think of are those in our community who are truly in need of assistance,” said others, and reflect on the year. Spend an evening Collingswood firefighter and organizer Ted Aurig. “We wish to provide a at Collings-Knight Homestead enjoying some of means to allow these families to experience the joy of receiving gifts at the most cherished Christmas stories: The Night Christmas, and also the knowledge that their community stands behind Before Christmas; The Gift of the Magi; A Christmas them in their time of need,” he added. For more information, contact Firefighter Aurig at 854-7447 x0 or Madalyn Carol; and Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Clause. Shows will take place on Fridays, Dec 2 thru Deets at 854-0720 x115 Dec 23; Saturdays, Dec 3 thru Dec 24; and on Sundays, Dec 4 thru Dec 18. Shows will also take place on Thursdays, Dec 15 and Dec 22; and on Wed Dec 21. Performances will begin at  Volunteers of America Delaware Valley needs the community’s help in 7pm on weeknights and Saturdays and at 4pm on giving joy this holiday season to families and seniors in need. Individuals weekends (note: on Christmas Eve, Sat Dec 24, and businesses are invited to adopt a family (or a senior), and provide them performances will begin at 12n and 3pm). with toys, winter clothing, and food. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for children, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley knows of over 300 families and and $5 for children under 7. Tickets may be seniors waiting for adoption. These families and seniors may be helped thru purchased online at fracturedmirrorproductions. direct adoption or via cash donations. com or by calling 800-838-3006. Infants will be Those who adopt will have an opportunity to chose a family or senior admitted for free, but the venue is not strollerbased on profiles. They will be sent a wish list by Volunteers of America friendly. The shows require walking and climbing Delaware Valley. stairs and is most appropriate for those ages “This is something our residents really look forward to”, said Rashaad three and up. Children must be accompanied by Primm Agape House Program Director. “It is wonderful how the community an adult. really gets into the spirit of Adopt a Family and of course it is great to see the looks on the kids’ faces when they are opening their gifts.” Last year, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley was able to provide Fall Leaf Clean-Up toys, gifts and gift cards to over 400 families thanks to corporate partners Complete Leaf Clean-Up and donors from the community. of Lawn & Bed Areas Donations can be sent or dropped off at the Volunteers of America Gutters Cleaned Delaware Valley (235 White Horse Pike, Collingswood). Monetary donations Cleaned, Unclogged can be mailed or given online. For more information on adopting a family – or if you are part of a family in need – go to, call Jynette Hernandez at 854-4660 x137, or e-mail Free Estimate • Fully Insured Volunteers of America Delaware Valley is the Greater Philadelphia affiliate of a national nonprofit, faith-based organization founded in 1896. Headquartered in Collingswood, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley operates more than 40 programs annually serving 13,000 men, women and Expires 12/15/11. New customers only. children in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. continued from page 1

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Church events:

 The First Baptist Church of Collingswood, located at 23 Frazer Ave, has a busy holiday season planned. • Advent services will be held on Sundays – Nov 27, Dec 4, Dec 11, and Dec 18 – at 10:30am. • The church choir will carol at Old Zane School (by the clock) on Sat Dec 10 and Fri Dec 16, from 6:30 to 7pm. • Christmas Eve Service will be held on Sat Dec 24 at 7pm. • Christmas Day Service will take place on Dec 25 at 10:30am For more information, visit Childcare will be available for all church services.

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See you at the Scottish Rite

 The line up at the Scottish Rite offers something for all (315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood). The following shows remain: • The Priests, a classical music group comprised of three Catholic Priests from Northern Ireland, will treat music lovers to a concert on Sun Nov 27 at 7:30pm. • Chris Isaak will rock the Rite on Fri Dec 16 at 8pm. Tickets: $59.50 and $45. • Let Little Feat take you back to the ’70’s – in a good way! – on Fri Dec 30 at 8pm. Tickets: $47, $39, $29. For information on these shows, visit For tickets:

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 Keep your mind, body, and spirit in tip-top shape this holiday season at Lourdes Wellness Center (900 Haddon Ave, Ste 100) and The Little Portion of Lourdes Wellness Center (1049 Haddon Ave, Collingswood). Call (888) LOURDES to register for: • Emotional Eating and Holiday Stress – During a one-hour program, participants will learn to avoid overeating during the hectic holiday season. The class will take place on Thu Dec 1, from 1 to -2pm at Lourdes Wellness Center. The cost is $20. • T’ai Chi Chih – A six-week series with Michelle Carlino will help students release stress while rejuvenating the mind. Classes will take place on Mondays, Dec 5 thru Jan 9, from 9 to 10am; and on or Tuesdays, Dec 6 thru Jan 10, from 4:15 to 5:15pm, at Lourdes Wellness Center. Cost: $49. • Mind-Body Health and Me with David Yaden – During this class, every aspect of mind-body health will be examined and simple, effective guidance will be given on sleep, diet, exercise, and unhealthy habits. The program will take place on Mon Dec 5, from 7 to 9pm, at The Little Portion of Lourdes Wellness Center. The cost is $45. • Meditation and Breathing Techniques for Stress Management with Michelle Carlino – Learn to clear the mind and focus on breathing and relaxation on Tue Dec 6, from 7:30 to 9pm at Lourdes Wellness Center. The cost is $20 • Advent Beginnings: Spirit Alive at Lourdes – On Thu Dec 8, from 7 to 8:30pm, at The Little Portion, Sr. Ruthann T. O’Mara will lead a program of guided meditation, reflection, and conversation. Donation: $15. • Christian Yoga: The Advent Series – A fiveweek series Christian Yoga classes will be lead by Wellness Center staff on Thursday evenings, Dec 8 thru Jan 5, from 7 to 8:15pm. Classes will be held at Lourdes Wellness Center. The cost is $55.

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 The Giving Tree will warm the Collingswood Public Library this holiday season. Consider stopping by and giving a non-fiction book for the children’s department or a small monetary donation. For more information, call 858-0649.


Deck the halls – Collingswood style!

 The 2011 Collingswood Holiday Ornament commemorates the Library’s 100th Anniversary. For those of you who are keeping track, the 2011 ornament is the 16th in the series. Each Collingswood’s ornament celebrates a special aspect or event in the borough. Limited-edition library ornaments cost $25 each. Reserve yours before they run out! Order forms are available at Borough Hall, Arts Plus Gallery (704 Haddon Ave, Collingswood), and at Looking to build your keepsake collection? Ornaments from years past – celebrating the Farmers’ Market, the Community Theatre, Zane School, the Scottish Rite, and other Collingwood landmarks – are also available in limited quantities at Arts Plus Gallery.

Santa sighting

 Bring your camera, wish list, a Toys for Tots donation, and an appetite! Santa will be dining at the Pop Shop (729 Haddon Ave, Collingswood) on several occasions this holiday season. Not sure if you’re on Santa’s Nice List? The Pop Shop is a collection location for Toys for Tots. Bring a donation when you visit.  Dustless Hardwood Floors (487 Haddon Ave,  A fundraising party event, “SOS Melinda’s • Dinner with Santa: Collingswood) is collecting gently used toys and Birthday Bash for Almost Home Animal Shelter,” Santa will be stationed children’s books for donation to New Visions in will be held at the Collingswood Community at the Pop Shop on Tue Camden. Center, located at 30 W. Collings Ave, on Sat Dec Dec 13, from 5:30 to New Visions – a homeless day shelter for men, 10 beginning at 7pm. Proceeds will benefit the 7pm, and on Sun Dec Pennsauken-based shelter ( women, and children – provides hot showers, 18, from 5:30 to 7pm. Tickets cost $25 per person. Guests will enjoy laundry facilities, a food pantry, a clothing closet, Children are invited mail services, and social services to Camden’s an evening of music by The Strayz (a 70’s rock to meet Santa (no neediest residents. tribute band), a buffet, and adult beverages. A purchase necessary). Last year, with the support of partnering silent auction and a bucket auction will enhance Each child will receive the festive atmosphere. businesses and local residents, more than twoa treat and a coupon for Can’t make it to the party? You can still help vans worth of items were donated to New Visions. $1 off any item on the Children at the shelter were each able to choose the animals at Almost Home this holiday season! Squirts menu. four toys at Christmas time. Help Dustless The shelter’s wish list includes paper towels, • Breakfast with Hardwood Floors make magic this holiday season bleach, dish detergent, latex gloves, towels, Santa: Join Santa by donating new toys and recycling old ones. blankets, canned and dry cat food, cat and dog for a festive holiday Toys can be left in the box on the porch at treats, Kong toys, Nutro Dry Dog Food, six-foot breakfast buffet on Sun Dustless Hardwood Floors or donated inside dog leashes, hand sanitizer, cat litter, gift cards to Dec 18. There will be during business hours. For more information, Petsmart, Walmart, Petco, Lowe’s, Home Depot, two seatings: 9am and contact Donna Shourds at 833-0024 or e-mail and monetary donations to provide medical 11:30am. Meet Santa, care for sick and injured animals coming into the sing carols, and enjoy a The Holiday Magic donation program was shelter and to maintain a healthy environment as relaxing buffet ($16.95 started by Collingswood resident Susan Tucker in the cats and dogs await adoption. for adults and $8.95 for Donations can be dropped off at the shelter 2009. Dustless Hardwood Floors began working children). Reservations with Tucker and New Visions last year. Dustless and at the following Collingswood locations: The required for breakfast: Hardwood Floors has also collected recycled Retrospect, Scissors and Suds, T.A.R. Salon, and 869-0111. items for use by the local Head Start program. Borough Hall. For deTAILS, call 663-3058.

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Be sure to catch Santa at the Community Center

 Here’s a perfect opportunity to ask Santa if you’re on his Nice List! The Collingswood Junior Women’s Club will host their annual Santa Brunch for Charity on Sun Dec 4 at the Collingswood Community Center (30 Collings Ave W). There will be two seatings. Early risers can enjoy brunch from 10am to 12n. Those who would prefer to visit with St Nick in the afternoon are invited to enjoy the lunch seating from 1 to 3pm. Guests at both seatings will be treated to food, crafts, face painting, a gift for the kiddies, and a visit with Santa! Raffles and door prizes for the grown-ups will make the event fun for all. Proceeds from this event will benefit children with cancer and blood-borne illnesses through the Valerie Fund. Be sure to bring a nonperishable food donation. The club will also be collecting new pajamas of all sizes for needy families. Advance tickets can be purchased for $8 by calling Michelle Miller at 854-1282 or e-mailing Tickets can also be purchased for $10 each at the door. Children under two years will be admitted for free.

Fashionistas: We have a shopping emergency!

 Charm Boutique (697 Haddon Ave, Collingswood) is showing its holiday spirit. The boutique – which was recently voted Best of the Best in South Jersey Magazine and Best of New Jersey in New Jersey Monthly – will host a Girls’ Shopping Charity Event on Sun Nov 27 from 12n to 4pm. Charm is calling on local fashionistas to support the fight against childhood cancer. A portion of each purchase will be donated to the Sara’s Smiles Foundation ( Light refreshments will make the afternoon complete. For more information about the boutique, visit

Minding the Manor

 We’ll meet you at the Manor! Collingswood Manor, a United Methodist Homes lifecare community located at 460 Haddon Ave, offers many activities which are open to the community: • Open House events will be held on Fri Nov 25 and Thu Dec 22. Stop by between 9am and 3pm for a tour, information, and the chance to hobnob with residents. No appointments are necessary. • The Monthly Book Club isn’t just for seniors anymore! The club meets in the library at Collingswood Manor on the last Wednesday of the month at 3:30pm. On Wed Nov 30, the club will discuss Look Again by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Lisa Scottoline. For upcoming book selections, contact Mary at 854-4331 x204.



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What’s On: Haddon Township

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Deck the halls in Township

 Did you know that monthly youth nights are  Could you use some inspiration when it comes held at the Westmont United Methodist Church to holiday decorating? Never fear! The Haddon (200 Emerald Ave, Haddon Township)? Township High School PTA’s 16th annual Holiday On the first Saturday of each month – from 6 to House Tour will take place on Thu Dec 1 from 12n 9pm – area tweens and teens (ages 11 and up) are to 9pm. Spend the day visiting Township homes invited enjoy pool, ping-pong, Wii, games, music, decorated for the holiday season. This year, six homes, and one Westmont and dancing. Those who attend youth nights are also treated to a light meal, beverages, and business, will be featured on the tour: dessert. • The Joyce Residence at 252 New Jersey Ave. Westmont United Methodist Church is • The Ball Residence at 279 New Jersey Ave. • The Murray Residence at 502 West Drive. greeting the holiday season with a slew of festive • The Stevens Residence at 99 Cornwall Drive. activities: • The Andrew Residence at 313 Crestwood Ave. • On Sat Nov 26, at 10am, greens will be hung • The Rotz Residence at 415 Graisbury Ave. at the church. • And, don’t forget to visit Sea-Lect Seafood at • The church’s Children’s Christmas Play will take place on Sun Dec 11 at 11am during the 41 Haddon Ave. Savor free soup samples while worship service. enjoying the nautical holiday theme.  The Ritz Theatre, • Bolster your Christmas spirit with the Tickets are being sold in advance at Blue (43 located at 915 White Christmas Cantata. This musical service will take Haddon Ave), Rohrer Library (15 MacArthur Horse Pike in Haddon place on Sun Dec 18 at 11am. Blvd), and at Haddon Township High School for Township, will present • The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will $15. Tickets will be sold at the tour homes on the Ernie & Neal In Concert be held on Sat Dec 24 at 5:30pm. . day of the tour for $20 ($15 for senior citizens). on Sat Dec 3 at 10am. • On Sun Dec 25, a Christmas morning service Proceeds will benefit Project Graduation. Come for the music ... will be held at 11am. For details, call Merri Griese at 609-792-3276, stay for pictures with For further information, call Church Secretary Carole Wright at 609-313-1219, or Amy Foley 577Santa! Ginny Jackson at 854-4916. 4232. In the event of inclement weather, the tour If high-energy, will take place on Sun Dec 4, from 12n to 6pm. ing family music is what you’ve been looking for, then look no further. We welcome Ernie & Neal and their TRACY McGLOAN band have been rocking Philadelphia, New York,  If long lines, credit to our staff. limits, weight gain, and and New Jersey since Tracy is a lovely bickering relatives have 1999. and talented already dashed your Dubbing their act holiday spirit, maybe hairstylist and “Music For the Young You’ll enjoy our modern, it’s time to rediscover certified colorist. Mind,” Ernie & Neal comfortable salon. 124 the gift of giving with encourage children to W. We also offer nail care and pedicure M er explore diverse musical the Haddon Toy and chant services. Call or stop by today! GIVE Food Drive. genres – rock and roll, 600 Street • Audubon, NJ • 856-546-1 “SWANK” Last year the Toy reggae, ska, jazz, folk, GIFT CARDS! and Food Drive was a bluegrass, and more success, making the – while combining song, holidays bright for over play, storytelling, and education during each 50 families. Due to the faltering economy, it show. is expected that even Ernie & Neal have Creative DanCe Ballet + tap MoMMy & Me been featured on WXPN more families will need Ages 2-1/2 to 4 Ages 3 to 5 6-week course assistance this holiday and Sirius XM Radio, Friday 12:45 to 1:30 Monday 4 to 5 Friday 11:30 to 12:15 and at World Café Live. season. Donations of unStarts January 6 Starts January 9 Starts January 20 They’ve even played wrapped toys, nonthe White House ... perishable food, and twice! MUlForD 245 S. Black Horse Pike, Mt. Ephraim, NJ gift certificates can be Tickets for the conFitneSS dropped at the followcert cost $10. Combo for aDUltS ing locations before Fri tickets – the concert including ... plus photos with Santa Dec 16: The Municipal Building (135 Haddon – cost $15. Ave), the Annex BuildSanta will remain at ing (10 Reeve Ave), and the Ritz on Sat Dec 3 from 11 to 5pm. Those Westmont Fire ComDANCE STUDIO who wish to have their pany No. 1 (120 Haddon Ave), and at any Hadpicture taken ($10), don Township public may stop by the for FREE school. theatre. REGISTRATION For more information, For more information, with paid monthly tuition or if you know of a call 858-5230. Haddon Township VALUE $25 family in need, call Cannot be combined with Betty Band at 854-1176 other offers or coupons. Buy Your Holiday Gift Certificates Now! Not redeemable for cash. x4125.

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 The Haddon Towncar provides free shopping and recreational transportation to Township seniors – aged 60 and over – and those who are certified disabled. Call 854-1176 x4125 for details. • Mon Nov 28 – Wegmans/Shoprite first pick-up at 10am; second pick-up at 11am. • Wed Nov 30 – Deptford Mall • Thu Dec 1 – Superfresh, Acme, Thriftway, Library • Mon Dec 5 – Superfresh first pick-up at 10am; Wegmans second pick-up at 11am. • Thu Dec 8 – Superfresh, Acme, Thriftway, Library • Fri Dec 9 – Movie and Lunch (Call for details) • Mon Dec 12 – Wegmans first pick-up at 10am; second pick-up at 11am.

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Do you have a history buff on your gift list?

 Sandra White-Grear and William Brahms, authors of Images of America: Haddon Township, will be on hand at a book-signing event on Mon Nov 21, from 6 to 9pm, at Rohrer Library (15 MacArthur Blvd, Westmont). Copies will be sold for $21.99. Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the library and the Historical Society of Haddon Township. Local residents, White-Grear and Brahms coauthored the book which includes 200 vintage images and traces the development of Haddon Township from its 17th-century Quaker roots. About 32 of the images in the book came from materials donated to the Haddon Township Library by a retired teacher, Marguerite Bennett. Both authors have multi-generational ties to the Haddon Township. Brahms is chief librarian and manger of the M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch of the Camden County Library System. He is the author of six other books including Images of America: Franklin Township. White-Grear formerly worked in the banking industry and as a substitute teacher at Haddon Township High School. She is co-chair of the Haddon Township Historical Society.


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What’s On: Haddon Township

Scout it out

 Scouting not only builds character, it’s also a great way to have fun! Interested boys can check out Cub Scout Pack 3179 (grades 1 thru 5) or Boy Scout Troop 179 (grades 6 thru 12). For details, visit haddontwpscouts179. org.

Have a heart

 The holidays are not only a time for turkey, menorahs, and kinaras! The season also signifies the approach of the 26th annual Haddon Holiday 5k Heart Run. The race will be held on Sat Dec 17. The American Heart Association’s 5k race will start at 600 Cuthbert Blvd W at 9am. Registration will begin at 8am. The cost is $20 per runner ($25 on race day). Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Heart Association’s efforts to fight disease and stroke. Visit to register.

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 Support local art – and make some progress on your holiday gift list – at the Holiday Art Market. The unique shopping opportunity will be held on Fri Dec 9 (7 to 10pm), Sat Dec 10 (11am to 5pm), and Sun Dec 11 (11am to 3pm) at the SOHA Arts Building, located at 1001 White Horse Pike in Haddon Township. The work of over 30 artists and crafters will be featured. During the Holiday Art Market, the work of members of the Backroom Potters Cooperative will be showcased and available for purchase. Co-Op members will offer pottery, decorative tiles, ornaments, jewelry, paintings, paper crafts, and photographs to holiday shoppers who visit the Art Market. Refreshments will be served.

New meetings at the Starting Point

 The Starting Point of NJ, a nonprofit organization that offers group meetings, counseling, psychotherapy, forums, and referrals to those suffering from addiction and other issues, has announced three new support groups. Meetings take place at the Starting Point (215 Highland Ave, Ste C, Westmont). Call 854-3155 for more information. • Suicide Anonymous – a 12-step program for those who struggle with suicidal ideas and behaviors – meets on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 8:30pm. • GreySheeters Anonymous – a group for individuals dealing with food addiction – meets on Saturdays from 11am to 12n. • Recovery from Traumatic Loss – a 12-step program for hope and healing – meets on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

Take a trot!

 Show those Thanksgiving calories who’s boss during the fifth annual Turkey Trot 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run/ Walk on Sat Nov 26, rain or shine. Race-day registration will begin at 7:30am. The 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk will step off at 8:45am. The 5k race will commence at 9am. A breakfast reception and awards ceremony will take place at the Pour House (124 Haddon Ave, Westmont) following the race. The first 400 entrants will receive t-shirts. Participants can register online at or in person at the Pour House on Wed Nov 23 from 5 to 8pm. The entry fee is $20 for pre-registration and $25 on race day. Proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. For details or to volunteer, contact Commissioner John Foley at 854-1176 x4156 or jfoley@haddontwp. com.

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What’s On: Haddon Township

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› The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission offers a nohassle way for residents with health limitations to enjoy music. “Musical Interludes” provides in-home or bed-side concerts for ill and homebound residents. Small teams of professional musicians visit homes and assisted living centers to perform 30-45 minute concerts.  The Food Pantry at Grace Baptist Church (23 Teams consist of brass, Reeve Ave, Haddon Township) serves the resiwoodwind, or string dents of Haddon Township and the surrounding ensembles; requests are communities by distributing food and personal granted when possible! care items. Items are distributed in a compassionThere is no charge ate manner with minimal rules and paperwork. for visits to individual The pantry is open on the first and third Thurs- homes; a small fee is days of each month from 6 to 8pm. The pantry is charged for group visopen on the second and fourth Thursdays of each its. month from 10am to 12n. Call 858-0040 for 854-5573 more information or to arrange a performance.  Let the Westmont Winter Market get you in the mood ... for shopping! The Winter Market will take place at the corner of Haddon and Stratford Aves on Sat Dec 3 from 3 to 8pm. Rain: Sun Dec 4. Visitors will enjoy a bountiful array of Christmas trees, gifts made by local artisans, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and hot chocolate. Santa Claus may even stop by! If you find an ideal tree, make it yours. Members of Westmont Fire Co. No. 1 will be on hand to help you load it on your sleigh!

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 Senior Citizens United Community Services is seeking volunteers to help frail, homebound seniors. Helpers are urgently needed for the Food Shelf and Shut-In Shopping programs. The program provides twice a month grocery shopping services for seniors who are unable to go to the store on their own. Volunteer shoppers will be matched with clients in their own geographic region. An orientation meeting is held prior to being assigned a client. To participate, call 456-1121.

Learning help

 The Haddon Township school district offers a variety of special education options. Parents of children with known or suspected educational disabilities should contact Director of Special Services, Dr Jerry Scheinberg, at 869-7750.

Celebrate a Christmas tradition

Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra will present its 20th annual Christmas concert on Sun Dec 18, beginning at 2:30pm, at Paul VI High School (901 Hopkins Road, Haddon Township). The program is titled A Son! A Saviour! The Heart of Christmas. Under the baton of Maestro Dr. Ron Matthews, the concert will feature 60 choral members and a full professional orchestra. Guests are sure to delight in the live nativity presentation. Musical selections will include “O Holy Night,” “The Many Moods of Christmas,” “Grown Up Christmas List,” “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “ Sing a Song of Christmas,” “A Carol Medley Sing-a-long,” “A Son! A Savior!” and more. The selections are intended to arouse holiday memories while bringing the season to life. According to the Executive Director of the Chorale and Orchestra, Msgr. Louis A. Marucci, “In the midst of the rush and busyness of trimming trees and wrapping gifts it is good for people to pull away from the confusion and quietly reflect on the meaning behind it all. At the very heart of Christmas is the birth of the Christ child ... And this is the theme of this year’s performance.” Concert tickets are $15, $25 and $30, with group rates available. And, new this year, an on-site post-performance reception will take place. Tickets for the reception cost $15 per person. Guests will enjoy light refreshments, soft beverages, coffee and dessert, and an opportunity for to meet Dr. Matthews and Msgr. Marucci. Postconcert reception tickets are being offered on a limited basis. For ticket reservations, call the box office at 858-0693 or visit (For further details, see back cover.) The Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra is a non-profit organization which seeks to provide quality classical, contemporary, sacred, and secular musical works – of a professional caliber – to the community in an effort to renew spirits and build an appreciation for the arts.



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What’s On: Haddon Township

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 The Westmont Fire Co No. 1 (120 Haddon Ave) will host its annual Tree Sale beginning Thu Dec 1. Shoppers are welcome Monday thru Friday (5 to 9pm) and Saturday and Sunday (9am to 9pm). Trees, wreaths, roping, and bows will be available.

Musical merriment

 Why not start a new family tradition at the Ritz Theatre this year? Bob Cratchit’s Extraordinary Christmas Extravaganza, As Produced by Ebenezer Scrooge will dominate the stage on Thu Dec 8, Fri Dec 9, Sat Dec 10, Fri Dec 16, and Sat Dec 17 at 7:30pm. Matinee shows will take place on Sundays, Dec 11 and Dec 18, at 2pm. The extravaganza, presented in association with The Center Stage Performance Dance Ensemble, will take the form of a holiday musical variety show reminiscent of the TV variety programs like The Carol Burnett Show. There will be lots of fun and laughter as the Cratchit family prepares for the holidays. Special guest vocalists include Ritz favorites Sarah Pearson Duvall (Thoroughly Modern Mille, Hairspray, and Evita) and Steven Calakos (All Shook Up). Tickets cost $15 for the matinee performances and $18 for the evening performances. The show on Thu Dec 8 will be presented as a Pay-What-You-Can performance (bring a non-perishable food item for donation). The Ritz Theatre is located at 915 White Horse Pike in Haddon Township. 858-0812;

 Bring your kids and your camera to Cork Restaurant (90 Haddon Ave, Westmont) for a Breakfast Buffet with Santa on Sat Dec 10 from 11am to 2pm! Start the morning with a hearty, kidfriendly buffet. After breakfast, Santa will discuss wish lists. Be sure to bring yours! Complementary photos will be taken. Become one of Santa’s little helpers and brighten another child’s holiday by bringing a donation for the Haddon Toy and Food Drive to the event. For information and reservations, call 8339800.

 Haddon Township’s Holiday Parade, sponsored by Westmont Fire Co. No. 1, will step off at Cuthbert Road on Fri Dec 2 at 7pm. Haddon Ave will come alive with fire trucks, bands, floats, and revelers. At the end of the parade, residents and visitors are invited to follow Santa to the Municipal Building where the Town Christmas Tree Lighting will be held. Once the tree is lit, friends and neighbors will gather at the firehouse for hot chocolate and photo opportunities with Santa. For information, or to enter a float, e-mail In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be held on Sat Dec 3.

› Whatever’s Write, a prose-writers’ critique workshop group, holds free meetings on the first Thursday of each month, from 7 to 9pm, at Rohrer Library (15 MacArthur Blvd, Westmont). Since 1995, the group has offered critique, resources, and camaraderie to journalists, storytellers, playwrights, and writers of vignette and essays, literary and mass-market fiction, short-short fiction, memoir, and children’s literature. Whatever’s Write serves writers in Camden County and beyond. 983-6966

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 Shoppers and diners are in for an extra special Second Saturday on the evening of Dec 10. The theme of the December edition of Second Saturday will be “Christmas in a Classic Town.” The festivities will begin at 5pm. As holiday lights twinkle, Hotsy Totsy will serenade residents and visitors with holiday carols. Performers and exhibitors will line the busy sidewalks. Businesses will host artists, crafters, and musicians. Don’t just go shopping, make memories!

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 Zipcar, Inc, the world’s leading car-sharing network has joined forces with the Borough of Collingswood to provide residents, local businesses, and visitors with access to affordable, convenient transportation aimed at reducing congestion and emissions. The program being launched with two vehicles, a Honda CR-V and a Nissan Sentra, both of which have reserved parking spots within walking distance of Collingswood’s PATCO station. Zipcars will be located on-street at the intersection of Haddon and Collings Avenues as well as the parking garage of the LumberYard Condos. The program is available to local residents and visitors, as well as to employees of local businesses through the company’s ‘Zipcar for Business’ program that offers discounted driving Monday through Friday. Cars can be reserved for as short as an hour or for multiple days. Rates on all vehicles start as low $7.50 per hour and $69 per day (24 hours). For more information, including how to become a Zipcar member in Collingswood, visit zipcar. com.

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 We’ve all heard the song “Blue Christmas.” And we know that “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” doesn’t ring true for all. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 839 Haddon Ave in Collingswood, will conduct a Blue Mass on Sat Dec 3 at 5:30pm. The service will encourage prayer and reflection – a moment to acknowledge the different kinds of losses which affect our lives. Those who are dealing with the death of a loved one, the loss of a job or relationship, or other life changes, are encouraged to attend. 858-0491

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 On Thursdays, starting at 10am, preschoolers get together for stories, songs, finger plays, a snack, and a play period during the Collingswood Public Library’s Storytime. Coffee is provided for adults. Storytime is taking a holiday break during December. It will heat up again in January. Children can look forward to the following themes: • Jan 12 – Winter’s Here • Jan 19 – Chillin’ • Jan 26 – Penguin Particulars • Feb 2 – Me and My Shadow Register by calling 858-0649.

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Ease your neighbors’ tax-time blues

› The AARP Tax-Aide Program, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, provides low- and moderate-income senior citizens with free assistance throughout tax season. AARP Tax-Aide is a free service provided by volunteers who are trained to answer questions and prepare Federal and New Jersey income tax returns, Tenant Rebate forms, and Property Tax Reimbursement forms. The Tax-Aide program is currently seeking volunteer tax counselors. Volunteers will complete a self-study course, attend training sessions, and complete a take-home test during December 2011 and January 2012. During tax season, volunteers will provide counseling services at Haddon Heights Public Library, and at other locations throughout Camden County. For details, call 1-888-687-2277 or visit

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 Area parents with an interest in natural health and mindful parenting are encouraged to consider joining the Holistic Moms Network. The group is open to parents, grandparents, and caregivers living in West Jersey (Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties) and eastern Philadelphia. The goal of the Holistic Moms Network is to develop a nurturing, supportive, and respectful community of parents. The chapter holds monthly meetings which include lively discussion and guest speakers. The Holistic Moms Network meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm at the Collingswood Public Library. Up next: The Dec 6 meeting will be the group’s Winter Potluck. For additional information, e-mail hmnwestjersey@ or visit

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Curtain call!

 The Collingswood Community Theatre is seeking performers – and performing families – for its 7th All-Town Musical, The Music Man. Participating actors will venture to early20th century River City IA – to a time when pool table could cause civil unrest in a small town. Shows will take place at Collingswood’s Scottish Rite Auditorium (315 White Horse Pike) on Fridays, Feb 17 and Feb 24; Saturdays, Feb 18 and Feb 25; and on Sun Feb 26. Auditions will be held on Tue Dec 6 at the Scottish Rite Auditorium. Performers, ages eight and up, are invited to audition (children, 12 and under, must have a parent participate in the show). The audition process is simple: First, pick up a detailed audition packet, available in the lobby of the Collingswood Community Center (30 W. Collings Ave). Then, show up at the audition and sing a portion of 76 Trombones. That’s it – you’re in! Leads and strong dancers are being sought, see the audition packet for details. Rehearsals will begin in January. Rehearsals will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings as well as on most Saturdays. Rehearsal sessions will be short but intense. You will only be called to rehearsal if needed. All-Town Musicals offer residents an opportunity to meet their neighbors, make new friends, and create memories! For further information, contact director Mary Baldwin at



Hey, celebrate Santa’s in clay at Perkins the house  Perkins Center for the Arts will present ClayFest 2011 – featuring the artwork of nationally known and regional artists – from Fri Dec 2 thru Sun Dec 4. The event will highlight ceramic objects representing a variety of styles and techniques, including both decorative and functional work. An Opening Reception will be held on Fri Dec 2, from 5 to 9pm, at the Perkins Center (30 Irvin Ave, Collingswood). There will be a $5 admission fee for this meet-theartists event; Perkins’ members and WXPN members will be admitted free. The show will continue on Sat Dec 3 from 10am to 6pm and Sun Dec 4 from 12 to 5pm with free admission and pottery demonstrations. Free workshops will be held on Saturday from 11am to 4pm and on Sunday from 1 to 3pm. Visitors will learn clay-forming techniques and creative ways to use pottery at home. Also on Sat Dec 3, an Empty Bowls Fundraiser will be held. From 12n to 3pm, visitors will be invited to select a oneof-a-kind bowl – for a minimum donation of $10 – and have it filled with soup or salad from a participating local restaurant (Cork, Tortilla Press, the Pop Shop, JR’s Soup Ladle, and Tres Yan & Wu). If you are interested in participating as a donating restaurant, call Lee Bennett at 2356488 x312. Proceeds will benefit the South Jersey Food Bank and Perkins’ scholarship program. Details: Call 833-0009 or visit perkinscenter. org.

 Santa Claus wants kids from one to 92 to visit him at his Collingswood headquarters this holiday season. Santa will be stationed in the front window of West Side Gravy Restaurant (714 Haddon Ave) on the following dates: • Sat Nov 26 from 1 to 3pm. • Fri Dec 2 from 6 to 9pm. • Sat Dec 3 from 12n to 3pm; 5 to 8pm. • Fri Dec 9 from 6 to 9pm. • Sat Dec 10 from 12n to 3pm; 5 to 8pm. • Sun Dec 11 from 1 to 3pm. • Fri Dec 16 from 6 to 9pm. • Sat Dec 17 from 12n to 4pm; 5 to 9pm. On Christmas Eve, Sat Dec 24, from 1 to 3pm, he will stroll Haddon Ave. Bring donations of canned goods for the Custodian/Maintenance Food Drive of Collingswood when you visit with Santa. Photos with Santa will be available.

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Help the hungry

 Help the St Paul’s Food Pantry thrive. Place non-perishable food donations on the table in the back of the Presbyterian Church (30 Fern Ave, Collingswood). For more information, call 854-4523.

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 Thomas Sharp School (400 Comly Ave, Collingswood) will celebrate 17 years of helping needy families during this year’s Coat Drive. Between Tue Nov 1 and Thu Mar 1, during school hours, Collingswood residents are invited to bring used winter coats to Thomas Sharp School. If they would like, donors may then choose a coat that would fit someone in their family. Don’t have a coat to spare? No worries! You don’t need to donate a coat to take one. Coats that are not taken will be given to charity at the end of the winter season. 962-5707

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 St Luke’s Church of West Collingswood and St Paul’s Church of Collingswood are joining forces with other Lutheran Churches in the area – Holy Trinity in Audubon, Good Shepherd in Lindenwold, Holy Trinity in Magnolia – to conduct an Advent program called “ReVent, an Advent Event.” The ReVent series will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7pm, from Nov 30 thru Dec 21, at Ascension Lutheran Church (Fourth and Highland Aves, Haddon Heights). For more information, call 858-1819. • NJ lottery • Money orders • lunch Meats & cheese • Hoagies

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 Great news for Bard buffs! The Shakespeare Company’s free ongoing discussion series, Coffee and Shakespeare, continues. Moderated by playwright/director Gerald van Wilgen, Coffee and Shakespeare takes place at the Collingswood Public Library. Next up: On Fri Dec 16, at 7pm, the group will discuss Ben Jonson’s immortal satire of greed and lust, Volpone (or The Fox). Discussions are free and no pre-registration is required. Light refreshments are served. 833-0661;

An evening of music and merriment

 On Tue Dec 13, the acclaimed Collingswood Community Chorus will hold its annual holiday concert, titled “One Special Holiday Night,” at the Scottish Rite Auditorium (315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood). The free concert will begin at 7:28pm. Arrive early for best seats and spotlight solos. The Scottish Rite boasts plenty of well-lit free parking, an easy-access ground-level entrance, and great seating for all ... so go ahead, celebrate!

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 Samaritan Hospice will hold its annual Tree of Life Ceremony on Tue Dec 6 at 7pm at the Collingswood Community Center (30 Collings Ave). Individuals may dedicate a light on the tree in memory of someone who has passed away or is special to them. Donations will be accepted and proceeds will benefit the patients, families, and programs of Samaritan Hospice. For more information or to dedicate a light, call 596-1600. For details on Samaritan Hospice, visit

 Good Shepherd School, located at 100 Lees Ave in Collingswood, will host a Christmas Bruncheon on Sun Dec 11 from 9 to 2pm. Arrive hungry! The food fest will commence with a variety of homemade breakfast casseroles, bagels, and donuts. A lunch featuring homemade soups, chili, meatballs, porchetta and sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, and homemade desserts will follow. Bring the entire family. Santa will be on hand for pictures with the kiddies. And, wear your lucky socks! There will also be an opportunity to win an iPad. For further information, call 858-1562.

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 Savor an evening of candlelight and song during Holy Trinity Episcopal Church’s annual Tree Lighting and Community Caroling event on Sat Dec 10 at 7pm (Rain: Sun Dec 11). Friends and families will gather in the Church Plaza for this festive evening which will include the Christmas tree lighting, the blessing of the manger, and caroling. Hot chocolate and refreshments will be served. All are invited to celebrate the spirit of the season. The church is located at Haddon and Fern Aves, Collingswood. 858-0491

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Look out for the Lions

 Are you looking for a way to give back to the community while making new friends? A new chapter of the Lions Club International is forming in Collingswood. If you are 18 or older, live or work in Collingswood, and would like to learn about becoming a member, contact Dee Wiemer at 783-0009 ( or Karen Ressler at 428-2363 (resslerk@wharton. Stay tuned to and What’s On for information about the group’s upcoming meetings.

Heroes wanted  The Collingswood Fire Company is looking for a few volunteers to join their ranks. Learn new skills and build friendships while strengthening the community! Training and equipment is provided. Call 854-1043, for information.

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Take the stage

 The Collingswood Shakespeare Company gearing up to hold open auditions for its next production, Much Ado About Nothing. Auditions will be held on Sat Dec 3, at 12n, at the Collingswood Public Library (771 Haddon Ave). Callbacks will be held on Sun Dec 11. The production will take place on successive weekends in February. Those who wish to audition should bring a monologue. For further information, call Ruth Rouff at 833-0661.

 Have an interest in time travel? Beam yourself to the Public Library on the second Tuesday of each month, from 7 to 8:30pm for meetings of the Barony of Iron Bog chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The Society is made up of individuals who are dedicated to researching and recreating pre-17th century European history. Members relive these times through clothing, food, entertainment, and social gatherings. The Barony of Iron Bog Chapter serves Camden, Gloucester, and southern Burlington County. During monthly meetings, officers report on the state of the barony and discuss future activities. The Society’s Iron Bog Chapter welcomes those who would like to learn more. Visit contact the newcomer liaison at

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 After operating for several years in Haddon Township, The Delaware Valley Swing Club, a non-profit social dance group, has moved to Collingswood. The club generally hosts a dance on the third Saturday of each month at the Collingswood Cloud Masonic Lodge (790 Haddon Ave, 2nd Floor). In December, the club’s dance event will be held on Sat Dec 17. The dance lesson will be held at 7pm, followed by Open Dance from 8pm to 12m. The public is invited to attend. Dance lessons cost $5. Admission to the Open Dance is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Your first visit to these dance events will be free. More good news: You don’t need a partner to have a great time! The club is beginner friendly and the DJs spin a variety of music.

 The organizers of the Collingswood Travel Soccer Club are looking for 12- to 14-year-old girl soccer players to participate in an indoor league at the Cherry Hill International Sports Center. All games are played on turf grass so its like playing outdoor soccer indoors. Teams are coached by certified coaches registered through the state. U12 to U14 teams will play one night during the week beginning in late January. Don’t delay! Visit or e-mail Susan Waters at swteach39@hotmail. com.

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 The Tricia Sloan Dance Center, located in Wenonah NJ, will bring the holiday classic The Nutcracker to Collingswood on Sat Dec 17 and Sun Dec 18. Performances will be held at the Scottish Rite (315 White Horse Pike) at 1pm and 5pm, daily. The timeless show remains the most popularly attended ballet in history. Ticket prices range from $20 to $25 and can be purchased by calling 464-0128 or by visiting. To learn more, visit

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 Helping Other People Evolve, Inc, known as H.O.P.E., is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the recently widowed. Participants are given support and encouragement while evolving through the natural stages of grief. The Collingswood H.O.P.E. chapter meets on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30am at the Camden County Division of Senior Services (700 Browning Road, Suite 11, Collingswood). There are four sessions of the H.O.P.E. program, each with different topics so that members can continue throughout the year without repeating discussions. Groups of eight to 12 people are assembled at the beginning of each session. Participants learn about healing and growth, goal setting, exploring independence, building a personal support network, and more. The cost is $25 per ten-week session. The next session will begin on Thu Jan 5 . Call 234-2200.


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 Just in time for the gift giving! On Thu Dec 8, from 9am to 7:30pm, Lourdes Wellness Center will offer its holiday special. This year, customers who purchase certificates for three one-hour massages, will receive one half-hour massage for free. 888-LOURDES

 Tiny Tot Storytime, for little ones ages 18 to 35 months, meets three Fridays per month at the Collingswood Public Library at 10am. The program, limited to 12 children, includes simple stories, finger plays, songs, and playtime. Caretakers must register their child each month. No walkins will be permitted. Registration for the January session will begin on Fri Jan 6. The next series of programs will be held on Jan 13, Jan 20, and Jan 27. To register, call Carol or Dot at 858-0649.


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 Protect Spike – and Mittens! – this holiday season. The Rotary Club, in conjunction with the borough, will sponsor its annual free Rabies Clinic for dogs and cats on Sat Dec 3 from 9 to 11am at the Borough Garage (713 Atlantic Ave N, Collingwood).

 The ninth season of Jazz Bridge’s First Thursday Collingswood Jazz Series is heating up! Jazz Bridge, Philadelphia’s most prolific jazz presenter, sponsors neighborhood concerts in Collingswood, Media, Philadelphia, Kennett Square, and Cheltenham PA. A nonprofit organization, Jazz Bridge is committed to helping local jazz and blues musicians in crisis while presenting some of the best music this region offers. Jazz Bridge is a 501C3 nonprofit organization. To view the entire lineup, visit jazzbridge. org/upcoming-events. Locally, concerts take place at the Collingswood Community Center (30 Collings Ave) on the first Thursday of each month, beginning at 7:30pm. Admission remains $10 per person ($5 for students). These events are BYOB; free soft drinks are served. Guitarist and singer Gina Roche will take the stage with her band – featuring pianist Jim Ridl, bassist Tim Lekan, and percussionist Jim Hamilton – on Thu Dec 1. Fueled by influences from all corners of the globe, Gina Roche will soon release her latest CD, Thankfully. To learn more, visit



#231 • NOVEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 9, 2011

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Neighbors: Grab your rakes!


 Weekly leaf collection has begun in Collingswood. Leaves will be collected by the Public Works Department thru mid-December, weather permitting. Residents are asked not to bag leaves during this period. Instead, rake leaves to the curbstrip (not the street). Be sure leaves are free of rocks, branches, twigs, dirt, and other debris that can damage the leaf machines. Also, keep leaves away from vehicles to allow for easy access. Here’s the schedule: • Mondays – Browning Road to White Horse Pike; Collings Ave to the Speedline; Newton Ave to Crescent Blvd; Woodlynne Ave and 300- and 400blocks of Park Ave. • Tuesdays – Bellevue Terrace to, and including, Garfield Ave; Speedline to South Cooper River Drive. • Wednesdays – Penn Ave to, and including, Lincoln Ave; Speedline to Haddon Township border. • Thursdays – Crestmont Terrace to Lincoln Ave; Speedline to South Park Drive. • Fridays – Atlantic Ave to South Newton Lake Drive; Lakeview Drive to Haddon Township border; Bettlewood Ave to Browning Road; Collings Ave to North Newton Lake Drive.



Need a helping hand?

 The teens involved in the Collingswood Student Job Pool are ready, willing, and able to help you get your winter projects started – and finished! Yard cleanups, garage and basement organizing, basic painting, weeding, and raking are just a few of the tasks that the borough’s teens can do. Services like light housekeeping, babysitting, and tutoring are also offered. Students are paid $10/hour for raking leaves to the curb and $15/hour for shoveling snow. The Job Pool is run by the Collingswood Municipal Alliance. Participating students have been trained to provide excellent service. Call 869-3431, in advance, to schedule a student. Call well in advance of predicted snow to secure your space on the roster.

Check out The Tommie Griggz Ramble Band on Second Saturday

 Plan to stroll Collingswood on Second Saturday, Dec 10? Be sure to pay a visit to TAR Salon (559 Haddon Ave, Collingswood) for a unique musical experience. Having just released his ninth album, singer-songwriter Tommie Griggz is putting together a unique ten-man acoustic band for an event which promises a new-age, old-style jamming performance. The event is free and open to music lovers of all ages. The extravaganza will be recorded for the Griggz upcoming “live” CD, scheduled for release in 2012. For more information about Griggz, a long-time local resident, visit For details about Second Saturday, see page 13.

Christmas Tea Luncheon

 Start your holiday season on a high note at the Church of the Transfiguration (445 White Horse Pike, West Collingswood). The Church’s third annual Christmas Tea Luncheon, inspired by the book A Memory of Christmas Tea by Tom Hegg, will be held on Sun Dec 4 at 1pm. Tea, tea sandwiches, and assorted desserts will be served in the church hall. Guests will be treated to live entertainment. Door prizes will make the afternoon complete Tickets cost $15 for adults and $7 for children (nine and under). Tickets usually sell out; tickets will not be sold at the door. Purchase your tickets by Sun Nov 27 by calling Roxanne at 854-1829. Note: This event is not just for the ladies ... bring the whole family!

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What’s On: Recurring Events & Activities ADULTS Book Club Last Wed 3:30p Collingswood Manor, Library 854-4331 x204 Book Discussion Group 1st Tue 7:00p St John’s Parish 858-4737 Card Group Every Mon 11:00a to 3:00p Community Center 858-6111 Celebrate Recovery Every Wed 7:00p to 8:00p First United Methodist Church


Swing Dance Lessons 3rd Sat 6:30p; 7:30p Open Swing Dance 3rd Sat 8:30p to 12:30a Collingswood Cloud Lodge Delaware Valley Swing Club 609-519-0793; 858-6753 West Jersey Numismatic Society 3rd Thu 7:00p St Paul’s Lutheran Church 783-8619 Writers’ Series 2nd Tue 7:00p Public Library 858-0649

Coffee & Market Update First Tuesdays 9:00a to 11:00a Edward Jones Investments 833-1099 Fiber Arts Guild 2nd Tue 7:30p to 9:30p Collings-Knight House 858-2159 or 854-2928 Film Society 3rd Mon 7:00p Call for location 858-0649 Film/Video Series 4th Thu 7:00p Public Library 858-0649 Open Mic Night Last Thu 7:00p Grooveground PFLAG 4th Mon 6:30p to 9:00p Public Library pflagcollingswood@ Pop Quiz Night Every Mon 7:30p to 9:00p The Pop Shop 869-0111 Savvy Sewers 3rd Mon 10:00a Rohrer Library, Haddon Twp 662-6893 Society for Creative Anachronism 2nd Tue 7:00p Public Library

Audubon Wildlife Society 2nd Mon 7:30p Public Library Bike Share Garage Open Every Tue 6:00p to 8:00p Every Sat 10:00a to 12:00n Next to Community Center 609-440-6977

FITNESS For fitness activities for seniors, see “Seniors” Open Meditation Every Sun 5:15p to 6:00p Yogawood 858-YOGA

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What three independently owned businesses would you miss if they disappeared? Stop in. Say hello. Pick up something that brings a smile. Your purchases are what keeps those businesses around.

Film 1st Sun 1:00p Public Library Progressive Democracy SJ 873-3260 Food Donation Drop-Off Every Tue 11:00a to 2:00p Every Thu 11:00a to 2:00p St. Paul’s Lutheran Church St. Paul’s Food Pantry 854-0860

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population of the United States spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. Imagine the positive impact if three-quarters of the employed population did that.

Green Party of Camden Co 1st Thu 7:00p Public Library 609-462-1781 Lip Reading Classes Every Thu 7:30p to 9:00p (except Jun Jul Aug) St. Paul’s Lutheran Church SJ Hearing Society 547-8629 Open Mic Night Last Thu 7:00p Grooveground Progressive Democracy SJ 3rd Wed 7:00p Public Library 873-3260

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What’s On: Recurring Events & Activities KIDS Children’s Storytime Every Thu 10:00a Public Library 858-0649 Crafternoons 2nd Thu 3:30p Public Library, Teen Area 858-0649 Cub Scouts Pack 3001 Every Sun 6:00p to 7:30p St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 456-5815 Pajama Party Every Sat 7:30a to 10:30a The Pop Shop 869-0111 Teen Advisory Board 3rd Thu 3:30p Public Library 858-0649 Tiny Tots Storytime Every Fri 10:00a Public Library 858-0649 Toddler Playgroup Every Tue 9:30a to 11:00a Every Wed 9:30a to 11:00a Presbyterian Church 796-0251

MUNICIPAL Collingswood TV Volunteer Meeting 4th Tue 6:00p Community Center 854-0720 x135

SCHOOLS Board of Education 4th Mon 8:00p Zane North School

Commissioners’ Meeting 1st Mon 7:00p Community Center Historic Board 2nd Thu 7:00p Borough Hall Housing Authority 3rd Mon 4:00p (Dec: 2nd Mon) Collingswood Arms 854-1077 Planning Board 4th Mon 7:00p Borough Hall Shade Tree Commission 3rd Wed 7:30p Community Center 854-0720 x125 Zoning Board 1st Wed 7:00p Borough Hall



AARP Social Hour/Meeting Last Mon 12:00n/1:00p (except Jun Jul Aug) Community Center 858-0840

American Legion 2nd Mon 7:30p Tatem Shields Post 17 (Atlantic Ave) 854-7402

AARP Tax-Aide Every Fri 12:00n to 3:00p (thru Apr 15) Public Library 858-0649

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary 2nd Mon 8:00p Tatem Shields Post 17 (Atlantic Ave) 854-7402

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group 4th Mon 4:00p (except Jul Aug Dec) Collingswood Manor 854-4331 x302 Legal Advice for Seniors (by appointment) Every Tue 9:00a to 11:00a Parkview on the Terrace Camden County Division of Senior Services 1-800-955-AGING Line Dancing for Seniors Every Fri 3:00p to 4:00p Collingswood Manor 854-4331 x303 Senior Citizens Meeting 3rd Wed 1:30p Community Center 854-4440


Collingswood Chapter of Deborah Hospital 3rd Tue 7:00p Rohrer Library, Haddon Twp 546-8841 Junior Women’s Club 3rd Tue 7:30p Public Library 858-0980 Lions Club 1st Tue 6:30p (except Jul Aug) 3rd Tue 6:30p Tap Room, Haddon Twp 854-4700 Order of the Eastern Star 2nd Thu 7:30p Collingswood Cloud Masonic Temple Chapter 150 722-9150 Rotary Club Every Wed 12:15p Cafe Antonio 854-1043

Holistic Moms Network 1st Tue 6:00p Public Library hmnwestjersey.

SPIRITUAL COUPON COUPON Thomas Merton: Discovering the Hidden Ground of Love 2nd and 4th Tue 10:00a to 11:30p (Thru Dec 13) Lourdes Wellness Center, Little Portion Taizé Prayer Service 3rd Sun 2:00p St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 858-1819 Thomas Merton: Becoming Who You Already Are Select Thu evenings, 7:00p to 8:30p (thru Dec 1) Lourdes Wellness Center, Little Portion The Discernment of Spirits 1st Sat 10:00a to 12n (thru Jun 2012) Lourdes Wellness Center, Little Portion Christian Meditation 1st Tue 10:00a to 11:00a (thru Dec) Lourdes Wellness Center, Little Portion Walk with Jesus Program 4th Wed 6:30p St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 858-1819

Sons of Italy Lodge 494 3rd Wed 7:00p Community Center 854-3076

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This calendar is a community effort. If you notice a mistake, a typo, or an omission, please e-mail Barbara Lynn: Thank you!



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#231 • NOVEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 9, 2011

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 Collingswood Junior Women’s Club is sponsoring a Wish Trees at Sun Bank (627 Haddon Ave, Collingswood) and First Colonial Bank (1040 Haddon Ave, Collingswood) this holiday season. Pull a tag, help yourself to an ornament (new this year), and bring a gift back to donate at the bank. The Juniors are making it easy to make a child’s wish come true this year! Donations are distributed to various local charities. donna1193@comcast. net

Help out the house hunters

 The Proud Neighbors could use a few tips when it comes to securing homes for the Porch Brunch and House Tour which will take place in May 2012. Although the tour traditionally takes place on the Sunday after Mother’s Day, homes and gardens must be secured well in advance. Drop a hint about a home that you would like to see included on the Proud Neighbors’ tour. Homes on the tour reflect a variety of housing styles, architecture, and neighborhood locations. Some homes feature historic architectural characteristics while others have a decorator’s flair or a cozy, colorful ambiance. Proud Neighbors Porch Brunch and House Tour is a popular fundraising event which marks National Preservation month. Call 858-1766 or e-mail your tips to info@proudneighbors

 The Cub Scouts are making it easier for you to help the hungry. Collingswood’s Cub Scout Pack 001 will conduct its annual Scouting for Food campaign in December. From Thu Dec 1 thru Wed Dec 7, scouts will leave bags at front doors throughout the borough. If you wish to donate non-parishable foods, load up your bag and leave it at your doorstep on Sat Dec 10. A scout will pick up your donated food and it will be given to those who need it most. For further information about Scouting for Food, call Barbara Park at 981-4793.


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Community Directory CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS AARP Millie Rhoda 547-5179 American Legion Auxiliary Thelma Daugherty 854-7402 American Legion Tatem-Shields Post 17 Ralph Daugherty 854-7402 Athletic Hall of Fame Barney Beals 854-2676 Book Festival Jean Brennan 854-6528 Boy Scouts Cub Pack 3001 John Park 456-5815 Collingswood Cloud Lodge 101 F&A Masons Ken Carpenter 854-4501 Collingswood Cares for Children in Crisis Mary Kay Maley 854-7764 Collingswood Chapter of Deborah Hospital Naomi Cressman 546-8841 Collingswood Parents Yahoo! Group collingswoodparents Collingswood Shakespeare Company Marge Walker 854-8365 Collingswood Youth Theatre Barbara Lefkoe 667-2722 Community Chorus Dale Carey 854-6024 Community Theater Mary Baldwin 609-617-2220 Conservative Club Rhonda & Joe Junikka 858-0953 Cooper River Yacht Club Info Voicemail 869-9145 Crew Club Vince Szymkowski 854-2849 Crimson Cuties (Red Hat Society, Chapter 69220) Alma Olman 854-6688 Daughters of the American Revolution Beth Pomponio 768-0482 Democrat Club Joe Carney 858-8977 Family MATTERS (Adoptive Support Group) Mary Anne Degenhart 854-7190 Farmers’ Market Betsy Cook 559-0234 Fiber Arts Guild Lois Fuller 858-2159 First Thursday Jazz Suzanne Cloud 858-8914 Foundation for the Arts Jerry Chambers 858-1000 Friends of the Collings-Knight House Susan Verzella 240-7098 Friends of the Farmers’ Market Anne O’Donnell 854-9588 Friends of the Library Anita Schoeffling 745-3570 Garden State Equality Leslie Green 415-742-1894 Girl Scouts Girl Scout Council 795-1560 Grassroots Collingswood Beth Burns 571-2608 Green Party of Camden County Mike Gellman 609-462-1781 HIS Homeschool Co-op Linda Shaughnessy 223-0204 Holiday Parade Committee Paul Kerth 854-6282 Holistic Mom’s Network, West Jersey hmnwestjersey/ Horticultural Society Gayle Reedy 854-3592 Junior Woman’s Club Alyce Taylor 854-0482 Knight Park Board of Trustees Mike Brennan 854-0999 Knights of Columbus Council 5113 Raymond Czarkowski 869-3333 Lions Club, Collingswood Chapter Karen Ressler 428-2363 Little League Mike Reynolds Municipal Alliance Steve Rydzewski 854-1901 x343 Newton Creek Watershed Assoc. Mark Dill 858-1844 Order of the Eastern Star 150 Kathleen Zielinski 722-9150 Order Sons of Italy Lodge 494 Larry DiGiovanni 854-3076 Organic Produce Co-op Andrea Bille 854-2529 Our Lady of Lourdes Auxiliary Felicia DiMatto 858-4204 Out in the Neighborhood Perkins Center for the Arts Alan Willoughby 833-0009 PFLAG Police Family Auxiliary Rose Garrity 854-1901 x408 Proud Neighbors Marlene Granitz 858-1766 Rec Swim Team Dani Moffit 854-5998 Rotary Club John Amet 854-1043 Savvy Sewers of Collingswood Pat Nelson 662-6893 Senior Citizens Group Joan Ferrara 858-2306 Special Needs Family Support Group Linda & Tim Phillips 854-9352 St. Paul’s Food Pantry Charles Wagner 854-0860 Stray Animal Fund Nancy Welsh 854-4628 Student Job Pool Marsha Gaspar 869-3431 Toddler Playgroup Lauren Picerno 796-0251 Travel Soccer Club Susan Waters 854-2096 Youth Theatre Barbara Lefkoe 667-2722



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#231 • NOVEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 9, 2011

Business & Professional Directory ACCOUNTANTS MICHAEL BUTTIL CPA Business and individual. Payroll. Tax returns. No charge for initial financial planning consultation. 856 905-8786 CKZ BOOKKEEPING Customized accounting and bookkeeping for individuals and businesses. 20 years’ experience. 856 858-2023 Cynthia Zippilli PARKER & RUSSO ASSOC. Small-business and financial consulting. Payroll. Individual, partnership, and corporate accounting and tax returns. 132 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield 856 795-7976 SINCLAIR ASSOCIATES LLC Tax and accounting service. Small business and individual. 101 Windsor Ave, Haddonfield 856 354-2266 APARTMENTS PEWTER VILLAGE COLLINGSWOOD Apartment community exclusively for adults aged 55+. 1058 Eldridge Avenue. 856 854-8878 ROGER’S WALK Brand new, one- and twobedroom apartments. 2100 Deal Drive, Mt. Laurel 856 778-1750 ARCHITECTS JAY REINERT Architectural design and project management for fine residential, commercial, retail. Historic preservation. (no “m”) 856 383-9003 THOMAS B WAGNER AIA Architecture, interior design, preservation, consulting. 856 795-4550 (Haddonfield) AUTO SERVICE GROVE AUTO SERVICE Foreign and domestic. ASE master technicians. 75 Grove Street, Haddonfield 856 616-8140 Jim or John PRO IMPORTS Specializing in repairs to all foreign cars. 309 Haddon Ave, Collingswood 856-751-9400 Tim Mauro BATH & KITCHEN DESIGN WEINSTEIN’S SHOWROOM Come in and browse our bath and kitchen designs. 816 Haddon Ave, Collingswood 856-833-1576 BATHTUB REFINISHING ARS TUB REFINISHING Quality workmanship 20 years tub and tile refinishing. 856 854-6350 Steve CHILD CARE NEIGHBORHOOD NANNIES In-home care. Full-time, parttime, temporary, occasional. Members, Int’l Nanny Assn. 856 795-5833 S. Costantino

CHIMNEY SWEEPS CLEAN SWEEP Chimney repairs and relining. Animal removal. Duct cleaning. 856 354-0675 546-4606 Harry Haeffner III PAUL’S CHIMNEY SERVICE Holiday special $99.99 for any fireplace, wood stove, or heater. No mess. References. 28 years. 888 587-1614 CHIROPRACTORS DR SHARI SALUCK From auto to sports injuries, arthritis or back pain, kids thru seniors. Handling all your needs. 340-A Haddon Ave, Westmont 856 833-9390C CLEANING SERVICES BUDGET CLEANING We take the industrial approach to cleaning your home! 609 792-8709 COVENANT CLEANING Residential and commercial. Dedicated to excellence. Affordable. Fully insured. 856 769-3536 Rich and Linda GREEN-N-CLEAN Concerned about your health? Call for a FREE 2-hour cleaning on your first service with our non-toxic products. 856 625-1094 Chrisoula HOME CLEANING SERVICES Reliable. Responsible. Reasonable rates. References. Free estimates. 856 770-9231 LINDA’S SPARKLING CLEANING Fall special. $80 whole house! 856 742-1862 Linda UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS OF HADDONFIELD Since 1980. Housework getting you down? Try us. You won’t be disappointed. Bonded. 856 428-9153 Stefanie Stevens COMPUTER SERVICES SIEBOLD IT SERVICES Certified residential computer repair, networking. Part-time hours, low rates. Haddonfield. 856 873-5821 Dan Siebold CONTRACTORS ANDRESEN CONSTRUCTION Historic restoration, additions, renovations. Kitchens, bathrooms, basements. Lic: NJ 13VH06508000 856 795-1480 CONCRETE ALL-PHASE MASONRY LLC Brick, block, concrete step repairs, pointing, pavers, patios, driveways. No job too small. Visa MasterCard. Insured. NJ Lic # 13VH00676600 856 933-1436 Carmen Sarno GABRIEL MURACA CONCRETE 30 years’ experience. Residential concrete, walks, driveways, curbs, patios, steps, and crack repairs. Reasonable rates. 856 423-6891 COUNSELING MIRIAM BRODERICK Counseling for individuals, couples, families. Substance abuse & addiction treatment. 856 520-8737 Haddonfield Miriam M Broderick MTS LCADC CCS DUCT SERVICES CLEAN SWEEP Duct cleaning. Chimney repairs and relining. Animal removal. 856 354-0675 546-4606 Harry Haeffner III

ELECTRICIANS CHET’S ELECTRIC LLC Residential design, repair, installation. Free estimates. All calls returned. Small jobs welcome. Insured, bonded. Lic: 15747 856 931-0201 Chet Rietheimer S & V ELECTRIC Residential, commercial, contracting. Design, repair, installation. Insured, bonded. Lic: 11797 856 786-7961 Randy Shipley SPOTLIGHT ELECTRIC LLC Residential, commercial. No job too small. We put your electrical needs in the “spotlight.” Insured, bonded. Lic: NJ 9484 PA: 37989 856 429-3339 Chris Davis GUTTER SERVICES CLEAN SWEEP Gutter cleaning and repairs. Chimney and duct cleaning. 856 354-0675, 546-4606 Harry Haeffner III FINANCIAL ADVISORS SCOTT GUTMAN Representing EdwardJones. Making sense of investing. 810 Haddon Ave, Collingswood 856-833-1099 JIM PECKA Member, Ed Slott Elite Advisor Group 36 Tanner Street, Haddonfield 856-354-0988 FRAMING TRAVELING FRAMER We give new customers $25 off first custom framing order. 554 Haddon Ave, Collingswood 856-854-3727 Stan FURNITURE REPAIR FURNITURE REPAIR SERVICE Free estimates. Upholstery, seams, springs, broken frames, recliner mechanisms, minor touch-up and leather repairs. 856 858-5620 Bob HAVE A SEAT CANING CO All types of seat weaving. Hand and pressed cane, natural and fibre. Rush and flat reed work Satisfaction guaranteed. 856 224-1047 Diane Wagner HANDYMEN & WOMEN BRIGHT STAR HANDYMAN Home maintenance since 1998. Repairs to remodeling. 856 858-2957; 856 448-6148 Lic: 13VH01392900 JOSEPH NEEL Christian handyman. No job too small. Local references. 609 405-5355 or 856 429-4495 NEIGHBORHOOD HANDYMAN Affordable, reliable. No job too small! Handyman/carpenter. Bob Kitch 609 922-0098 HOME HEALTH CARE FREEDOM/CAREMORE NJ’s premier home hleathcare resource. Licensed, bonded, insured. Free RN assessment. 856 346-4484 HOMEWATCH CAREGIVERS Hourly and live-in. Caregivers are insured, bonded, and licensed. 856 833-9449

HOME IMPROVEMENT LEONETTI BUILDERS Custom kitchens and baths, addition specialists for over 60 years! 856 428-4190 Rich NUSS CONSTRUCTION CO. Additions, basements, kitchens, bathrooms, playrooms. 856-988-9982 INSURANCE CONNELLY INSURANCE Need to lower your car insurance premium? Call us! Friendly, independent broker. 44 W. Atlantic Ave, Audubon 856 547-3135 JOHN KOCH / ALLSTATE Auto, home, life, commercial. 316 Haddon Ave, Westmont 856 833-1820 INTERIOR DESIGN INTERIOR ART AND DESIGN Decorative painting. Faux finishes. Venetian plaster. 856 663-2914 Moss Marris LAWN & LANDSCAPE ALPINE LAWN CARE Complete lawn maintenance. Residential and commercial. Call now for seasonal clean-ups. 856 795-9868 HORTICULTURALIST FOR HIRE Design, custom installation, garden maintenance 856 220-0049 Aimee KYLE WRIGHT’S LAWN CARE Lawn care done wright! A locally rooted company. You name it – we do it. 856 547-0101 Kyle Wright RUTNYA LANDSCAPING INC Complete lawn, landscaping maintenance. Custom landscape design and construction. 856 547-5040 Charles Rutnya MUSIC INSTRUCTION KATHLEEN MAYES Lessons and performance on guitar and lute. 856 858-8902 NICHOLAS WATTS STUDIO Suzuki and traditional piano instruction for age 3 and up. 609-706-7012 OPTOMETRISTS HADDONFIELD VISION Eye exams, contact lens fitting. Contacts, eyewear. 856 427-0788 NJ Lic OA-04481 Dr Judson Moon OD PAINTERS DAVINCI PAINTING Quality work, reasonably priced. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. 856 341-4861 TOM’S CUSTOM PAINTING 30 years’ experience in quality interior/exterior work. Power washing. Small home repairs. 856 220-1131 PASTA ETC SEVERINO HOMEMADE Get dinner on the way home! 110 Haddon Ave, Westmont 856 854-7666 PAYROLL SERVICES USA PAYROLL Celebrating over 14 years of service. Complete payroll, tax, and human resource services. Personalized service with cutting-edge technology. 856 665-5600 Mary or Frank

PERSONAL TRAINING SCHOCK FITNESS Personal training services. Call Rebecca for a free consultation. 215 356-5500 PEST CONTROL UNITED EXTERMINATING CO Visit our website for a free online estimate: 856-428-2511 PET SERVICES ANIMAL LOVERS Daily dog walks and puppy care in Haddonfield and Collingswood areas since 2005. Insured and bonded. 856 428-3200 ARFER (Always Ready For Every Rover) Exercise. Play dates. Meds. 19 years of service. Insured. 856 429-3712 Joan, Steve Chovit SCAMPER’S PALS Loving pet care in your home. Serving Haddonfield only! Walks, feed, meds, play dates. 856 354-9216 Maryann Campling DOG DIRT DOCTOR “Pooper-Scooper” service. From $10 per week. 856 488-7151 Brian PHOTOGRAPHY SILVER IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY Family/children’s portraits, weddings and special events. 120 N Haddon, Haddonfield 856 616-0094 SWEIGART PHOTOGRAPHY Portraits, family, children, engagements, weddings, more. Located in Collingswood 856 220-9859 Jon Sweigart PLASTER & DRYWALL JOHN BAPTISTE PLASTER Specializing in interior walls, custom plaster/drywall repairs, home renovations. Insured. 856 546-7979 PRINTING & COPIES KWIK KOPY PRINTING Printing, color copies, blueprints, banners. Rubber stamps, business cards, legal forms. 8 Haddon Ave S, Haddonfield (a few doors from Starbucks) 856 428-7391 Dan and Peg PROFESSIONAL PRINTING Printing, copying, color copies, digital printing, large document copies. Free parking. 116 Haddon Ave N, Haddonfield 856 429-8644 Joe McElroy REAL ESTATE SUSAN GARRA At Prudential Fox & Roach. Real estate expertise plus home staging flair can help your home sell sooner and for a higher price. 856 616-7046 DAVID GOTTARDI At Prudential Fox & Roach. Your old home specialist. 856 616-7017 LENNY, VERMAAT & LEONARD Since 1954, the area’s fullservice real estate broker. 90 Tanner Street, Haddonfield 856 428-5150

REAL ESTATE continued MAIN STREET REALTY Area specialists. 730 Haddon Ave, Collingswood 856 858-2200 CONNIE NELSON At Lenny, Vermaat & Leonard. 856-428-5150 PRUDENTIAL FOX & ROACH Averaging two transactions a day, every day, 7 days a week! 41 S. Haddon Ave, Haddonfield 856 428-2600 KATE MASTER SIEDELL Prudential Fox & Roach 856 616-7040 JEANNE “LISA” WOLSCHINA Haddonfield-area specialist. It’s time to love your Realtor! Keller Williams, Cherry Hill 856 321-1212; Cell 856 261-5202 ROOFING & SIDING R KALLER & SONS Repairs, replacement, historical restoration. 856-429-8841 WURSTER ROOFING CO Since 1919. All types of asphalt roofing, low-slope roofing, skylights, gutters, windows, siding, slate, copper, and tin. 227 Highland Ave, Westmont 856 854-2783 SCHOOLS THE BEECHWOOD SCHOOL Half- and full-day classes. 2-1/2 years thru Kindergarten. 441 Beechwood Ave, H’field 856 429-0303 Marge McElroy TANK REMOVAL MOORE’S TANK SERVICES INC Residential oil tank removals and installations. Free estimates. NJDEP-certified. 856 662-2002 Jim Moore TITLE INSURANCE SURETY TITLE AGENCY Title insurance agent. Searches, settlement services. 9 Tanner Street, Haddonfield 856 429-0900 Karen Stevenson TUTORING CONFIDENT KIDS One-on-one tutoring. Learn, gain confidence, have fun. Reading, math, writing, subjects, learning differences. 518 Maple, Haddonfield email: 856 216-1153 Mindy Klarin, MA, M. Ed POWER TUTORINGGGGGG One-on-one assistance in reading, writing, comprehension and language arts. Kindergarten readiness. Never settle for B’s and C’s. Achieve academic excellence. 609 332-0203 TREE SERVICES C. C. TREE EXPERTS Tree removal. Pruning. Hazard tree evaluation. Two NJcertified tree experts on staff. 856 858-1165. THE HADDON TREE COMPANY Local tree service company for all your arbor needs. 24-hour emergency service. 856 795-3333 WRIGLEY TREE SERVICE Trimming of trees and shrubs. Free estimates and consultation. Insured. 856 429-1899 Stan

#231 • NOVEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 9, 2011


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#231 • NOVEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 9, 2011

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