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08108 | Spring 2020


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Letter from the

As winter gives way to spring, everything is coming up roses in Collingswood. Actually, it’s not only roses – it’s also tomatoes and zucchini, marigolds and tulips, and most everything green. The borough is bursting with life this season, and our first spring issue is bursting with stories.

Read all about how civic-minded gardeners with the Collingswood Community Garden are planting more than seeds (page 14). Along the lines of gardening, the borough’s 12th Green Festival returns in late April (page 12), and Sustainable Collingswood is excited to use its annual event as an educational tool for ecoconscious residents.

Have you ever thought about building your own home? Well, there were plenty of people in Collingswood who once did. On page 16, read about the history of Sears Kit Homes, which were offered from 1908 to 1940, and one local family who lives in the “Americus” model.

We love chatting with locals, and we had the honor to catch up with borough native Cathy Engelbert in this issue (page 4). Engelbert grew up in a basketball loving family, and she now serves as the first commissioner of the WNBA. And we can’t forget the food. Borough Bites hits a sweet spot this issue (page 8), highlighting decadent treats at area bakeries. Salted honey pie? Italian rum cake? Dulce chocolate tart? If you’re looking to indulge, Collingswood’s the perfect place to do it.

Are you ready for sailboats on the Cooper River? How about fresh flower bouquets from the Collingswood Farmers’ Market? We would love to know your favorite thing about spring. Hit us up on Instagram @08108_collingswood or email us at 08108@newspapermediagroup.com. We’ll see you around town!

Kristen Dowd

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