Letter from the Editor | May 2021

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I grew up down the shore, and I still love visiting. Strolling the boardwalk, building sandcastles, kayaking through the back bays – it’s all synonymous with summer for me. Family beach days are the best, but they’re also a lot of work when you have young children. As much as I love my toes in the sand, it’s not something I’m up for every weekend in the summer.

Luckily, there’s so many fun things to do right here in 08108, I don’t miss it. While we aren’t sure what summer activities are going to look like this year, calendars are becoming busier with each passing month, and we’re optimistic Second Saturdays will continue and Cruise Nights will return.

As more of us are getting vaccinated and COVID-19 restrictions continue to lift, dining al fresco may not be a necessity, but who doesn’t enjoy lunch or dinner outdoors in the summer? Reserve a table at any of the unique restaurants throughout town – you’ll be surprised how many are inspired by Jersey Fresh produce from the Collingswood Farmers’ Market for summer menus – and maybe you’ll even want to try out the famed Sicilian barbecue at Zeppoli. Get the details on this authentic Italian experience in our summer 2021 Borough Bites.

Collingswood offers opportunities for civic engagement all year, too, and there’s no exception during the summer months. Sustainable Collingswood is going green with gusto, and the Camden County Pop Up Library, which was spearheaded by a Haddon Township resident, is always looking for support to help put hands in the books of anyone who wants them.

Whether you’re listening for the jingle from the ice cream truck, looking forward to fun on the Fourth of July or plan to host your own backyard barbecues with family and friends, we hope you’re ready for a wonderful summer. And if you’re heading down the shore for the day, bring us along. We’re a perfect beachside read.

Kristen Dowd
Editor