Letter from the Editor | Spring 2021

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The past year has been one of challenges, but it has also been one of hope and goodwill.

We have witnessed Collingswood neighbors supporting those in need, the community rallying around its small businesses and restaurants, and our essential workers going above and beyond every day. 

And while this time last year we were facing a future full of uncertainty, this spring we can see a light at the end of the tunnel. We are not through the COVID-19 storm, but the growing availability of vaccinations and declining case numbers show promise.

We’re even ready to start safely getting together with small groups. And what better way to gather than over a spread of delicious small plates and drinks? We talk about some of the local restaurants’ tempting menus in this issue’s Borough Bites. 

Of course, if you’re not ready to expand your circle yet, that’s understandable. But perhaps you want to widen it just a bit to let a new furry family member inside? Check out our story on Woof Love Animal Rescue for inspiration.

Over the last year, rescuing and fostering a new pet was a silver lining for many during the pandemic, a fulfilling way to fill all of the extra time they suddenly found in their schedule. Picking up a new hobby – or rekindling an old interest – was another one. We had the chance to catch up with some locals who did just that.

We also caught up with a mover and shaker in town: Cass Duffey. The former Director of Communication/Community Development and Business Improvement District Director took the helm of Borough Administrator in the midst of the pandemic, and she rose to the challenge. 

We hope you enjoy our spring issue, and as the rising temperatures and increasing safety bring more of us outdoors, we hope to see you around town – from a safe distance, of course.

Kristen Dowd
Editor