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Resolve to explore your artistic side!  Here’s an idea for a New Year’s resolution that you just might keep! Pick a day, any day – well, except Sunday – and resolve to spend a couple of hours on that day at the Perkins Art Center in Collingswood with your inner artist. The Center will launch a new series of classes for both adults and children in January, so now’s the time to sign up. Adult classes, listed chronologically, are: • Monday: Paper Making Studio. 6:30 to 9pm, Jan 9 thru Mar 12. Form sheets of paper by hand, layer colors, include found objects, and create “paintings” in paper pulp. • Tuesday: Drawing and Painting Portraits from Photographs. 7 to 9:30pm. Jan 10 thru Mar 13. Bring in your favorite photos of people or pets and transform them into portraits. • Wednesday: Bookbinding/Artist Books. 1 to 3:30pm. Jan 11 thru Mar 14. Learn several

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 Rohrer Library (15 MacArthur Blvd, Haddon Township) is making the most of the winter months! In addition to a slew of programs for every member of the family (see page 8), the library will host a Read in the New Year Celebration. Stop by the library on Fri Dec 30 at 11am for stories, crafts, a countdown, and lots of noisy fun.

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Resolve to express your artistic side in 2012 ... Collingswood’s Perkins Center will help you every step of the way!

What was your resolution for 2011? Did you keep it? • Pictured at the cast party following a performance of “Bob Cratchit’s Exraordinary Christmas Extravaganza,” LORI LONGO revealed, “I resolved to lose weight and I lost 35 pounds.” Daughter SOPHIA said, “I wanted to do more with my career – more plays, TV, and other work – and I did!” Sophia Longo currently plays Martha Cratchit at Haddon Township’s Ritz Theatre.

• Dancers with Haddon Heights’ Center Stage Studio for the Performing Arts, GINA RAGONE and KRISTEN STILLEY are pictured after their performance at the Ritz. Last year, Gina resolved “to make as many friends as possible” and Kristen resolved “to do the Broad Street Run.” Gina and Kristen were both successful in their pursuits.

• Playwright ALEX WILKIE is pictured relaxing with his son, NATE, and wife, JANET, following a successful performance of “Bob Cratchit’s Extraordinary Christmas Extravaganza.” Last year, Nate resolved to try new foods. “I could always try it again this year,” he sighed. Janet resolved to lose ten pounds. “I did it ... and I’ll do it again this year, too!” she said. Nate portrays Nigel Cratchit.

• Playwright, actor, and Collingswood resident KUMAR DARI shared, “My resolution was to genuinely compliment people more. Especially when they aren’t expecting it. I think I have succeeded ... but could probably do more.” Seven-year-old RUBY DORAN resolved to miss less school. “... and I didn’t miss any days in the second half of the year!” she exclaimed. Kumar plays Bob Cratchit and Ruby plays his daughter Sarah in the Ritz’s musical variety show.

• Also pictured at the cast party, JACLYN DIXON laughed, “I resolved to lose weight ... that happened. I also resolved to write thank-you notes ... that didn’t happen.” Co-star BAILEY ROBSON said that she didn’t make a resolution last year. “But for Lent I stopped eating junk food ... then I forgot and ate some,” she said. Jaclyn is currently playing Mrs. Cratchit at the Ritz; Bailey plays her son Tiny Tim.

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 Cover Story continued from page 1 informal and fun formats for single-page book structures, then learn some of the history/qualities of paper while making beautiful sheets of handmade paper to be used in future bindings. • Wednesday: Drawing. 7 to 9:30pm. Jan 11 thru Mar 14. This course is ideal for artists at the beginning of their creative endeavors and also for those looking to reconnect with their abilities. • Thursday: Master the Art of Oil Painting (including the figure). 10am to 1pm. Jan 12 thru Mar 15. From the novice to advanced painter, develop the skills you need to conquer and fully understand the techniques of oil painting. • Thursday: Tube Acrylic Painting on Canvas. 1 to 4pm. Jan 12 thru 15. Learn the basics of color mixing, application techniques, pictorial composition and drawing. • Friday: Painting Landscapes and Still Life. 1 to 3:30pm. Jan 13 thru Mar 16. This class is for those interested in getting their feet wet with different mediums or just wishing to hone their skills while observing how other mediums perform. • Saturday: Mosaics. 10am to 1pm. Jan 14 thru Mar 17. Participants will acquire the skills and information that will enable them to complete one or more projects of their own choosing. For children, the scheduled classes are: • Ages 4 to 6: 2-D & 3-D Art Exploration. Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6pm, Jan11 thru Mar 14. Explore the world of color through a variety of media. • Ages 6 to 8: Paint Explorations. Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6pm, Jan10 thru Mar 13. Introduces children to a variety of materials and basic art concepts, such as color, line, shape and texture. • Ages 8 to 11: Drama Class. Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30pm, Jan 10 thru Mar 13. Young thespians finally will get an opportunity to experience a class led by South Jersey’s Barry Moore. To learn more about these classes, and to register online, go to and click on “What We Offer.” 833-0109

 Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, located at Haddon and Fern Aves in Collingswood, invites you to make the most of the holiday season. Don’t miss the following events and services: • Holy Trinity will host a Children’s Creche Service and Family Eucharist on Christmas Eve, Sat Dec 24, at 5:30pm. Carols will start at 10:30pm. The church’s Festival Midnight Mass will commence at 11pm. • On Christmas Day, Sun Dec 25, Pestal Mass with Carols will begin at 10am. • On New Year’s Day, Sun Jan 1, Family Mass and Holy Baptism will commence at 10am. • Start the new year off right on Sat Jan 7 at 5pm with a Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols. 858-0491;

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 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. There’s no place like your place for the holidays! MoUSE HoTlINE: www.UNExCo.CoM Mo visit for free online estimate

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 Volunteers of America Delaware Valley needs the community’s help in giving joy this holiday season to families and seniors in need. Individuals and businesses are invited to adopt a family (or a senior), and provide them with toys, winter clothing, and food. Volunteers of America Delaware Valley knows of over 300 families and seniors waiting for adoption. These families and seniors may be helped thru direct adoption or via cash donations. Those who adopt will have an opportunity to chose a family or senior based on profiles. They will be sent a wish list by Volunteers of America Delaware Valley. “This is something our residents really look forward to”, said Rashaad Primm Agape House Program Director. “It is wonderful how the community 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 toys, gifts and gift cards to over 400 families thanks to corporate partners and donors from the community. Donations can be sent or dropped off at the Volunteers of America Delaware Valley (235 White Horse Pike, Collingswood). Monetary donations 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 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 children in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

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



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Ho-Ho-Ho! You’re invited to a Christmas Party

 Perk up at the Common Ground Coffeehouse, located at the First United Methodist Church in Collingswood (201 Dayton Ave). Young adults are encouraged to invite their friends and families to take part in invigorating coffeehouse events on the fourth Friday of each month, from 8 to 10:30pm. Common Ground Coffeehouse boasts entertainment by local artists – musicians, actors, comedians, and more! Refreshments, snacks and – of course – java are provided for free. Common Ground organizers will host a Christmas Party on Fri Dec 16 (third Friday), from 7 to 10pm. The Christmas Party will be held in place of December’s fourth Friday Coffeehouse event. Christmas Party guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Collingswood Food Pantry. 858-1186;

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The jazz scene See you at the Scottish Rite  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. On Jan 5, Saxophonist Denis DiBlasio will take center stage. “DiBlasio directs the jazz program at Rowan University ... He is also the Executive Director of The Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz at Rowan. With nine recordings of his own along with published texts, arrangements, and compositions, DiBlasio is known throughout the world.”

 The line up at the Scottish Rite Auditorium (315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood) offers something for all. The following shows remain: • 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. • Groovy! Catch renowned Pink Floyd tribute band, The Machine, on Sat Feb 11 at 8pm. Tickets: $34 and $29. • Just announced: Get the Led Out, a Zeppelin tribute band, will perform on Sat Mar 11 at 8pm. Tickets: $29 and $34. • Fans of urban jazz won’t want to miss Boney James in concert on Sat Mar 31 beginning at 8pm. Tickets: $29, $39, and $45. • Jay & The Americans and The Dovells will pass through town on Sat Apr 21. The groups will take the stage at 8pm. Tickets: $52.50, $42, $37, $32. • The Priests, a classical music group comprised of three Catholic Priests from Northern Ireland, will treat music lovers to a concert on Sat Apr 28 at 7:30pm. Tickets: $29.50 and $42 For tickets:

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The Lions’ corner

 A new chapter of Lions Club International has formed in Collingswood. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization. Lions are hands-on individuals; they meet the needs of their neighbors – at home and abroad – and have fun doing it. Coming up: • The next club meeting will be held at Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield on Thu Jan 5 at 6pm. The guest speaker will be Phillies announcer Chris Wheeler. Dinner is $18 per person. If you would like to attend, call Karen Ressler at 428-2363. Space is limited. • As part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service on Mon Jan 16, the Collingswood Lions Club will visit the New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center in West Trenton. If you’ve ever donated a pair of used eyeglasses to the Lions Club and wondered where they wound up, here’s your chance to find out! Volunteers will have an opportunity to see the workings of the center that processes more than a million pairs of glasses each year while helping prepare glasses to be shipped to those in need. Volunteers will sort eyeglasses by type, remove unusable parts and unsalvageable lenses, clean and sterilize the eyeglasses, and package them. Volunteers will also learn to read the prescription of each pair of glasses on a lensometer, so that the prescription can be marked on the package. Carpools to the Recycling Center will leave Collingswood at 8:30am and return during the afternoon. To learn more about this trip, or about the Collingswood Lions Club in general, contact Lion Karen Ressler at 428-2363 or visit the Collingswood Lions Club web site at

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Revive your Christmas spirit

 The folks at Fractured Mirror Productions – the creators of Shades of Poe – are looking on the bright side this holiday season with a familyfriendly show, Christmas Stories. Christmas is a time to be with family, think of others, and reflect on the year. Spend an evening at Collings-Knight House (500 Collings Ave, Collingswood) enjoying some of the most cherished Christmas stories: The Night Before Christmas; The Gift of the Magi; A Christmas Carol; and Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Clause. Shows will take place on Fridays thru Dec 23 and on Saturdays thru Dec 24. Shows will also take place on Sun Dec 18, Wed Dec 21, and Thu Dec 22. Performances begin at 7pm on weeknights and on Saturdays and at 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays (note: on Christmas Eve, Sat Dec 24, performances will begin at 12n and 3pm). Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for children, and $5 for children under 7. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 800-838-3006. Infants will be admitted for free, but the venue is not stroller-friendly. The shows require walking and climbing stairs and is most appropriate for those ages three and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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It is Tommy Cash, delivering a tribute to his brother, Johnny, with 25 classic man-inblack favorites and stories of growing up Cash. Two hourlong shows at the First Presbyterian Church (7:45 and 10:30pm).


Acrobats gone wild, the three artists to make up Galumpha will astound and entertain with physical feats and funnies! Expect a great show of inventive choreography and merriment. Two shows in the High School Auditorium (7:45 and 9:30pm).

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One trip to the Haddon Fortnightly takes you to cultures near and far with the sultry jazz vocals of Demetria Bailey downstairs and the colorful, lively rhythms of Julia Lopez’s flamenco dance ensemble, Flamenco Ole, upstairs. (Demetria at 7 and 10:45pm, Flameco Ole at 8 and 9:45pm).



Join three sisters that make up the band Searson and experience the high-energy Celtic sound they deliver with expert fiddling and ferocious step-dancing to boot! (Middle School Auditorium from Chestnut Street at 9:15 and 10:45 pm).


Middle and high school students can enjoy their own private dance party ALL NIGHT (til midnight) in the Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall following the 9 pm fireworks display. (No buttons required, $5 admission at the door).


Check out The Amazing Kreskin on his return trip to Haddonfield. Audiences say you have to see his mental powers at work to truly believe them! (One show from 6 to 7 pm at the High School Auditorium. Children under 3 not admitted.)


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What’s On: Haddon Township

Kick those extra calories to the Announcing another ‘Grace’filled Christmas season curb on Sat Dec 17

 Grace Baptist Church (25 Reeve Ave, Haddon Twp) is gearing up for Christmas. The Church will host the following events and services: • Sun Dec 18 – Grace Baptist will partner with the First Asian Church of Haddonfield for an Advent Service at 11am. A meal and time for fellowship will follow the celebratory service. • Tue Dec 20 – Grace Baptist Food Pantry will distribute food in cooperation with the Haddon Toy and Food Drive. Call for details. • Sat Dec 24 – A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will take place at 7pm. • Sun Dec 25 – A Christmas Day Service will be  Rohrer Library (15 MacArthur Blvd, Haddon Township) is making the held at 11am. most of the winter months! Remember, the Grace Baptist Food Pantry is • Book Buddies (ages five thru seven/ages 12 and up) – On Tuesdays open on the first and third Thursday of each – Dec 20, Jan 3, Jan 17, and Jan 31 – from 5:30 to 6:30pm, teens will be month, from 6 to 8pm. The pantry is also open on paired with elementary schoolers to inspire youngsters to read. the second and fourth Thursday of each month • Tween Snack and Read Book Club (ages nine and up) – Young bibliophiles will meet on Tue Dec 20, at 4pm, to discuss The Strange Case of from 10am to 12n. Those in need of food and those who have food to donate, are welcome to Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. Snacks will be served. Plan to read over the school break? The book club will reconvene on Tue visit the pantry during these hours. For more information, call the church office at Jan 17 to discuss Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. • Greenies of all ages will be encouraged to let their creativity soar during 854-5573. Rags to Riches Recycling with Maggi Liebe on Thu Dec 29 – at 4:30pm. Register by calling 854-2752. Space is limited. • Families are invited to Read in the New Year. Stop by the library at 11am Comprehensive Men's Health LLC on Fri Dec 30 for stories, crafts, a countdown, and lots of noisy fun. • The next installments of the Lego Club for children (eight and up) will Serving all the needs of the male patient, child to adult be held on Mon Jan 9, at 4pm. • Preschoolers (ages three to five-years-old) will celebrate colors on Michael Lafon M.D. Tuesdays – Jan 10, Jan 17, and Jan 24 – at 10:30am. 426 S. White Horse Pike • Toddlers will gather for books, songs, and felt-board fun on Thursdays Audubon NJ 08106 – Jan 12 and Jan 19 – at 10:30am. 856-546-4800 • Seniors: Don’t know the difference between snail mail and e-mail? Register for Seniors on the Web and learn basic computer skills while • Immediate appointments available having fun. Call 854-2752 to register. The next class will be offered on Fri • All insurances accepted Jan 13 from 10am to 12n. • Lowest professional fees • During the Thursday Evening Book Chat, on Thu Jan 26, from 7:15 to • $20 per visit or your co-payment 8:45, the group will discuss Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.  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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› 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. Teams consist of brass, woodwind, or string ensembles; requests are granted when possible! There is no charge for visits to individual homes; a small fee is charged for group visits. Call 858-0040 for more information or to arrange a performance.

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 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 for Ages 12 through Adult memories while bringing the season to life. According to the Executive Director of the Maximize your voice’s health, Chorale and Orchestra, Msgr. Louis A. Marucci, range, flexibility “In the midst of the rush and busyness of trimming trees and wrapping gifts it is good Use of breath: diction, foreign languages for people to pull away from the confusion and quietly reflect on the meaning behind it all. At Opera, musicals, art song, oratorio the very heart of Christmas is the birth of the Christ child ... And this is the theme of this year’s Karen Hagerman D.Mus. • 30 Years Experience performance.” 856.428.1999 • Haddonfield Concert tickets are $15, $25 and $30, with group rates available. And, new this year, an on-site post-performance reception will take place. • NJ lottery Tickets for the reception cost $15 per person. Guests will enjoy light refreshments, soft • Money Orders beverages, coffee and dessert, and an opportunity • lunch Meats & Cheese for to meet Dr. Matthews and Msgr. Marucci. Post• Hoagies concert reception tickets are being offered on a We Also hAve hot limited basis. For ticket reservations, call the box office at 858-0693 or visit sAndWiches & Appetizers! QuICk STOp The Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra is a Premium meats and non-profit organization which seeks to provide artisan Cheeses DElI quality classical, contemporary, sacred, and Expect the Best! (856) 854-7807 secular musical works – of a professional caliber Corner of Collings and Richey Avenues, Collingswood – to the community in an effort to renew spirits HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:30am-8:30pm • Sat 8:30am-8:30pm • Sun 9am-6pm and build an appreciation for the arts.

 Empty your closets for a great cause! For the fifth year in a row, the chiropractic office of Dr. Shari Saluck (340 A Haddon Ave, Westmont) is joining forces with the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors to make the organization’s Coat, Hat, Glove, and Scarf Drive a success. Simply drop off your unwanted winter gear and Dr. Saluck’s office will take care of the rest. For more information, call 833-9390.

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What’s On: Haddon Township

Seasonal services

 St Joseph the Worker Parish, made up of The Church of St. Vincent Pallotti (901 Hopkins Road, Haddon Township) and St. Aloysius Church (37 Haddon Ave W, Oaklyn), will celebrate the season with several services: • Confessions will be heard on Fri Dec 23,  The members of the from 4 to 5pm, at St. Vincent Pallotti Westmont Lions Club meet for dinner on the • On Christmas Eve, first and third Monday Sat Dec 24, Masses will be held at 4pm, 6pm, of each month at The Tap Room & Grill (427 and 8pm at St. Vincent Pallotti. Vigil Mass will W Crystal Lake Ave, be held at 5pm at St. Westmont). Aloysius. The social/service organization maintains • On Christmas Day, Sun Dec 25, Masses a busy schedule will be held at 9am and throughout the year. 11am at St. Vincent Popular community Pallotti. Mass will be activities include the held at 10am at St. Haddon Township Aloysius. Easter Egg Hunt, the Pancake Breakfast, the • On New Year’s Eve, Halloween Parade, and Sat Dec 31, Masses will be held at both Bunco Night. churches at 5pm. The club’s vision • On New Year’s Day, related activities Sun Jan 1, Mass will be include amblyopia held at 9am and 11am screenings for school at St. Vincent Pallotti. children, White Cane Days, and the collection Mass will be held at of used eye glasses for 10am at St. Aloysius. 858-1313 recycling. 858-8240

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Be merry with Another holiday the methodists shopping hot spot  Did you know that monthly youth nights are held at the Westmont United Methodist Church (200 Emerald Ave, Haddon Township)? On the first Saturday of each month – from 6 to 9pm – area tweens and teens (ages 11 and up) are invited enjoy pool, ping-pong, Wii, games, music, and dancing. Those who attend youth nights are also treated to a light meal, beverages, and dessert. Westmont United Methodist Church is greeting the holiday season with a slew of festive activities: • Bolster your Christmas spirit with the Christmas Cantata. This musical service will take place on Sun Dec 18 at 11am. • The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held on Sat Dec 24 at 5:30pm. • On Sun Dec 25, a Christmas morning service will be held at 11am. Details: 854-4916.

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 Consider the Westmont Fire Company No. 1 your one-stop-shopping destination. This holiday season, the department will continue its longtime tradition of selling fresh Christmas trees wreaths, pine roping, bows, the ever-popular Entertainment Books. Browse the selection on weekdays from 5 to 9pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 9pm. If you live locally, the firefighters will even deliver the tree to your doorstep. 854-1444

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Christmas services

 Members of the Bible Presbyterian Church, located at 1115 Haddon Ave in Collingswood, are celebrating the Christmas season with the following events: • A Christmas Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols will be held on Sun Dec 18 at 7pm. • A Christmas Day Service will be held at Bible Presbyterian Church on Sun Dec 25 at 11am. All are welcome. 858-1559

Cookies, kazoos, and Mummers too!

 Looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate the new year? Don your party hat and ring in 2012 during the Pop Shop’s annual Kids Kazoo Parade on Sat Dec 31. The parade will begin at 4:15pm in front of the Pop Shop in Collingswood (729 Haddon Ave). Kazoos will be provided. Mummers from a local string band will lead the parade down Haddon Ave. Afterwards, kids will be given confetti for the New Year’s Eve countdown. Complimentary cookies will be served. 869-0111

Got toys?

 Dustless Hardwood Floors (487 Haddon Ave, Collingswood) is collecting gently used toys and children’s books for donation to New Visions in Camden. Efforts will continue thru Sun Jan 8. New Visions – a homeless day shelter for men, women, and children – provides hot showers, laundry facilities, a food pantry, a clothing closet, mail services, and social services to Camden’s neediest residents. Last year, with the support of partnering businesses and local residents, more than twovans worth of items were donated to New Visions. Children at the shelter were each able to choose four toys at Christmas time. Help Dustless Hardwood Floors make magic this holiday season by donating new toys and recycling old ones. Toys can be left in the box on the porch at Dustless Hardwood Floors or donated inside during business hours. For more information, contact Donna Shourds at 833-0024 or e-mail The Holiday Magic donation program was started by Collingswood resident Susan Tucker in 2009. Dustless Hardwood Floors began working with Tucker and New Visions last year. Dustless Hardwood Floors has also collected recycled items for use by the local Head Start program.



Sew much fun! Quiet down ...  The Collingswood Shakespeare Company is looking for volunteers to sew costumes for its February production of Much Ado About Nothing. Those who can read patterns – and those who cannot – are welcome to lend a hand. Marge: 854-8365

 Yogawood’s ByDonation Meditation Sit continues! Those who wish to meditate are invited to the studio (688 Haddon Ave) on Sunday evenings, from 5:15 to 6pm. Savor 45 minutes of peace and quiet!; 858YOGA

Let’s talk Shakespeare

 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;

Go wild this winter

 Are you a nature nut? The Audubon Wildlife Society may be just what the doctor ordered. The group will meet on Mon Jan 9, at 7:30pm, at the Collingswood Public Library (Haddon and Frazer Aves). Russell Juelg of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation and the Franklin Parker Preserve will speak. The society’s next field trip will take place on Sat Jan 21. Sandra Keller will lead an expedition that will include many winter waterfowl hot spots. The Audubon Wildlife Society is dedicated to fostering an appreciation for the beauty and struggle of nature. It currently boasts about 80 members. Meetings are held September thru May, trips take place yearround. Membership ($15 yearly) covers newsletters, speakers, and field trips. patbrundage@

Help our furry friends

 You can still help shelter animals holiday season! Almost Animal Shelter, based in Pennsauken (ahasnj. org), needs your support more than ever. The shelter’s wish list includes paper towels, bleach, dish detergent, latex gloves, towels, blankets, canned and dry cat food, cat and dog treats, Kong toys, Nutro Dry Dog Food, six-foot dog leashes, hand sanitizer, cat litter, gift cards to Petsmart, Walmart, Petco, Lowe’s, Home Depot, and monetary donations to provide medical care for sick and injured animals coming into the shelter and to maintain a healthy environment as the cats and dogs await adoption. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter and at the following Collingswood locations: The Retrospect, Scissors and Suds, T.A.R. Salon, and Borough Hall. For deTAILS, call 663-3058.

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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.  St Paul Lutheran Church, located at 823 Park Ave in Collingswood, has The goal of the announced its holiday schedule. Holistic Moms Network • For Advent services, see page 16. is to develop a • An alternative holiday gathering, “Blue Christmas,” will be held in the nurturing, supportive, church parlor on Sun Dec 18 at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. and respectful If you plan to attend, call Pastor Gordon at 854-0860. community of parents. • Two Christmas Eve Services will be held at St Paul’s on Sat Dec 24. The chapter holds A contemporary, family oriented service will take place at 4pm. A new monthly meetings Christmas musical for children, titled “For the Glory of the King,” will be which include lively presented. A traditional candlelight service will be held at 10:30pm. discussion and guest speakers. The Holistic Moms Network meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm at the  After operating for several years in Haddon Township, The Delaware Collingswood Public Valley Swing Club, a non-profit social dance group, has moved to Library (771 Haddon Collingswood. The club generally hosts a dance on the third Saturday of Ave). each month at the Collingswood Cloud Masonic Lodge (790 Haddon Ave, For additional 2nd Floor). information, e-mail In December, the club’s dance event will be held on Sat Dec 17. The hmnwestjersey@ dance lesson will be held at 7pm, followed by Open Dance from 8pm to 12m. or visit The public is invited to attend. Dance lessons cost $5. Admission to the hmnwestjersey. 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.  Deck your halls for the holidays and deck Knight Park for years to come. Thanks to a new and innovative program, residents can purchase fourfoot Norway spruce trees, decorate their homes for the season, and then gift the trees to Knight Park for all to enjoy. A limited number of mini-Christmas trees are available for $109.99 from Warner Landscaping (641 Haddon Ave). The price includes local drop off, pick up after the holidays, and planting at Knight Park. A thank you proclamation from the Borough will be given to those who donate a tree. The Borough removed roughly two dozen injured trees during a November volunteer clean up effort. Donated spruces will help fill the void. To reserve your tree, call Warner Landscaping at 854-2820. For more information, visit

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Go nuts for ballet at the Scottish Rite

 Be sure to make time for the arts this holiday season. The Tricia Sloan Dance Center will bring a holiday classic, The Nutcracker, to Collingswood on Sat Dec 17 and Sun Dec 18. Full-length holiday performances will be held at the Scottish Rite Auditorium (315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood) at 1pm and 5pm, daily. An audience pleaser since its premiere in 1892, The Nutcracker remains the most popularly attended ballet in history. The Tricia Sloan Dance Center, located in Wenonah, is family-owned and operated. The renowned center offers classes in ballet, tap, lyrical, classical jazz, modern, and jazz-funk. Ticket prices for The Nutcracker range from $20 to $25 (group pricing is available). Call 464-0128 or visit

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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 thru Dec 21, at Ascension Lutheran Church (Fourth and Highland Aves, Haddon Heights). In addition, St Paul’s Church (832 Park Ave) is hosting Compline Services on Advent Wednesdays at 8:30pm For more information, call 854-0860.

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What’s On: Haddon Township

Poetry in the Park

 The Poetry in the Park series, sponsored by the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission, is held the second Monday of the month, rain or shine, from 7 to 9pm at the Hopkins House (250 Park Drive S, Haddon Township). Events are held inside during inclement weather. The series showcases new and emerging South Jersey poets and spoken-word artists and features an open mic for all ages along with special guests. For more information, call 858-0040 or visit

Help wanted

 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.

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 Young theatre buffs can’t help but be mesmerized when the curtain rises on a children’s production at the Ritz Theatre (915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township). Mark your calendar for: • The theatre will present Ritzy the Wolf’s Frosty the Snowman on Fri Dec 16 and Sat Dec 17 at 10am, and on Sat Dec 17 at 1pm. Kids of all ages will enjoy the classic story of a snowman coming to life and the magic of friendship. Tickets cost $10 each. • Pinocchio will take center stage in January. Watch as the lovable puppet comes to life Thu Jan 19 thru Sat Jan 21 at 10am, daily. There will also be a show on Sat Jan 21 at 1pm. Tickets cost $10 each. Subscriptions for the entire 2012 season of children’s shows are currently on sale for $50. There will be 10 children’s shows in the 2012 season – including Beauty and the Beast, Treasure Island, Sleeping Beauty, and The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Subscription holders will see each show for $5. For more information and tickets, call 858-5230 or visit

Musical merriment at the Ritz

 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 Fri Dec 16, and Sat Dec 17 at 7:30pm. A matinee show will take place on Sun 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 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 Ritz Theatre is located at 915 White Horse Pike in Haddon Township. For tickets and further information, call 8580812 or visit




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New meetings announced

 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  The Haddon Towncar (215 Highland Ave, Ste provides shopping and C, Westmont). Call 8543155 for more informarecreational transportion. tation to Township • Suicide Anonymous seniors – aged 60 and over – and the certified – a 12-step program for those who struggle handicapped. with suicidal ideas Call Betty Band at and behaviors – meets 854-1176 x4125 to dison Tuesday evenings, cuss the schedule, beginning at 8:30pm. reservations, and • GreySheeters details. Anonymous – a group for individuals dealing with food addiction – meets on Saturdays  The Adult School from 11am to 12n. is always looking to expand course offerings • Recovery from Traumatic Loss – a 12and provide expert step program for hope instruction. If you and healing – meets on possess outstanding Wednesdays from 6:30 competency in an art, to 7:30pm. craft, or subject, then share your knowledge with your neighbors! Call 869-7750 x 7316, for details.

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 Emmanuel United Methodist Church, located at 21 Cedar Ave E in Haddon Township, will host a “Parents’ Night Out” event on Fri Dec 16, from 6 to 9pm. Parents’ Night Out is the church’s gift to the community. Parents may drop their children – pre-schoolers thru sixth graders – at the church for an evening of fun activities, videos, and games. Children will be supervised by dedicated Church School staff members. Parents are free to shop, go out to dinner, or just relax at home. For information about this free program, call 854-5194. On Christmas Eve, Sat Dec 24, Emmanuel United Methodist Church will hold their Candlelight and Carols Christmas Eve Service beginning at 7pm. This traditional worship service will feature the church’s adult and children’s choirs and the handbell choir. The Christmas Story will be read from Luke’s Gospel. The congregation will sing Silent Night as candles brighten the darkened sanctuary. All are welcome. For more information, call 854-5194.

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 The Collingswood Community Theatre’s 7th All-Town Musical, a production of The Music Man, 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. Audiences will be taken back to early-20th century River City IA – to a time when pool table could cause civil unrest in a small town. All-Town Musicals offer residents an opportunity to meet their neighbors, make new friends, and create memories!


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 Christmas Eve worship at St Luke’s Lutheran Church (710 Collings Ave) will be held on Sat Dec 24 at 7pm. Christmas Day service will be held on Sun Dec 25 at 10am. A Service of Carols and Lessons will be held on Sun Jan 1 at 10am. 858-1819

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 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.

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 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: • 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.

Christmas services at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish

 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish – made up of St John’s Catholic Church (809 Park Ave, Collingswood) and Holy Saviour Church (50 Emerald Ave, Haddon Township) – has announced its Christmas worship schedule. Christmas Reconciliation services are scheduled as follows: • Mon Dec 19 – A service will be held at Holy Saviour Church at 4pm. • Tue Dec 20 – A service will be held at St John’s Church at 6pm. On Christmas Eve, Sat Dec 24, Masses will be held at St John’s Church at 4 and 6pm. Midnight Mass will also be held at St John’s Church. Masses will be held at Holy Saviour Church at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. On Christmas Morning, Sun Dec 25, Masses will be held at 8am and 10am at Holy Savior Church and at 9:30am and 11am at St John’s Church. The mass at 10am will be celebrated in American Sign Language for members of the deaf community. For more information about Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, visit or call 858-0298.



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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

Book Club Last Wed 3:30p Collingswood Manor, Library 854-4331 x204 Farmers’ Market Every Sat 8:00a to 12:00n (except Dec thru Apr) Irvin and Collings Avenue (Along the Speedline) 858-2200


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



Friends of the Library 2nd Mon 7:00p Public Library 745-3570 Green Party of Camden Co 1st Thu 7:00p Public Library 609-462-1781

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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

COMMUNITY Proud Neighbors of Collingswood (except May Jun Jul Aug Nov Dec) 4th Tue 7:00p to 9:00p Public Library 858-1766 Second Saturday Arts & Music 2nd Sat 6:00p Haddon Avenue

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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

SENIORS COUPON SERVICE 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 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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Notices & Classified Ads

Santa sighting Minding the Manor

Grief support

 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  Collingswood Road, Suite 11, Junior Women’s Club Collingswood). is sponsoring Wish There are four Trees at Sun Bank sessions of the H.O.P.E. (627 Haddon Ave, program, each with Collingswood) and different topics so that First Colonial Bank members can continue (1040 Haddon Ave, throughout the year Collingswood) this without repeating holiday season. discussions. Pull a tag, help Groups of eight to 12 yourself to an ornament people are assembled (new this year), and at the beginning of each bring a gift back to session. Participants donate at the bank. The learn about healing Juniors are making it and growth, goal easy to make a child’s setting, exploring wish come true this independence, building year! a personal support Donations are network, and more. distributed to various The cost is $25 per local charities. ten-week session. The donna1193@comcast. next session will begin net on Thu Jan 5 . Call 234-2200.

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PFLAG update:

› Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians & Gays – also known as PFLAG – generally meets on the fourth Monday of each month, from 6:30 to 9pm, at the Collingswood Public Library (771 Haddon Ave). PFLAG is made up of individuals who have come to terms with a gay/lesbian/bisexual/ transgendered family member as well as those who are seeking to better understand a friend or relative’s sexuality. No one is turned away from PFLAG meetings. All questions are valid and confidentiality is respected. PFLAG Collingswood is a chapter of the national Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Those who attend PFLAG meetings are given the opportunity to engage in dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity. PFLAG’s goal is to increase tolerance for diversity. 609-202-4622,


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 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 all. • The Westmont Methodist Church will present their Christmas Cantata for residents, family, and friends in the Manor’s Chappel on Sun Dec 18 at 2pm. All are welcome! • Collingswood Community Chorus will perform holiday standards on Tue Dec 20 at 2pm in the main lobby. • Open House events will be held on Thu Dec 22 and Tue Jan 24. Stop by between 9am and 2pm for a tour, information, and an opportunity to hobnob with residents. • Collingswood Manor Book Club isn’t just for seniors anymore! On Wed Dec 28, at 3:30pm, members and visitors will discuss Distant Land of My Father by Bo Caldwell in the Library at Collingswood Manor. • The next Lunch ‘N Learn event will take place on Thu Jan 05 from 10am to 1pm. Tour the facility and enjoy lunch in the main dining room. Call 854-4331 x115 to reserve your space.


 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. • Dinner with Santa: Santa will be stationed at the Pop Shop on Sun Dec 18, from 5:30 to 7pm. Children are invited to meet Santa (no purchase necessary). Each child will receive a treat and a coupon for $1 off any item on the Squirts menu. • Breakfast with Santa: Join Santa for a festive holiday breakfast buffet on Sun Dec 18. There will be two seatings: 9am and 11:30am. Meet Santa, sing carols, and enjoy a relaxing buffet ($16.95 for adults and $8.95 for children). Reservations are required for breakfast: 869-0111.


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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 Moms Network, West Jersey 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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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 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 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 TREE SERVICES C. C. TREE EXPERTS Tree removal. Pruning. Hazard tree evaluation. Two NJcertified tree experts on staff. 856 858-1165. CLIMBER FOR HIRE All phases of tree service. Jim 856-869-5215 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 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

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