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Letter from the editor | Fall 2020

Letter from the Editor:

I’m certainly ready for fall, and not just because it’s my favorite season. As the leaves change and the temperature drops, it’s a sign time is still moving forward during this unprecedented year.

It’s exciting to see this same progress in the borough, too, with more people out shopping, dining and enjoying life with each passing week. It’s been a slow and steady build up since the spring for Collingswood businesses, and we’re happy to report the outlook is positive for the coming seasons.

Speaking of borough business districts, it won’t be long before the corn stalks and mums are back. I’ll admit, I started decorating for fall the day my calendar flipped to September. Sure, it may have technically still been summer, but it never feels too early to put out my pumpkin collection. Of course, don’t go by me. We’ve got the lowdown on autumnal decor this issue.

No doubt all that fall decorating is going to make you hungry and, lucky for you, we’re talking takeout in this issue’s Borough Bites. We’re thrilled indoor dining is slowly returning, but also proud to see how our local restaurateurs pivoted with pandemic protocol and kept safely serving up their delicious dishes through the spring and summer.

Speaking of rising to a challenge, we had the opportunity to chat with residents Nancy Lee Starrett and Audrey DiUlio, who handcrafted and donated hundreds of face masks since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. They don’t consider this feat remarkable. They just want to do their part to help.

You can’t really talk about fall without bringing up the spookiest of holidays. And is there a better Halloween setting than a foggy cemetery in the middle of the night? In this issue’s Looking Back at Local History, we take a walk through Harleigh Cemetery – minus the midnight mist. Read about this beautiful locale’s back story and famous residents.

Whether Halloween’s your cup of tea or you’d rather fill your mug with a pumpkin spice latte while soaking in the bright autumn sunshine, here’s to a fabulous fall in 08108!

Kristen Dowd

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