Collingswood Town Crier Vol. 21, No. 4 Fall 2017

- R e s taur an t We e k i n O c to b e r - P G 1 4 * See Website, Pg 12 Oct 7 - Book Fest readies for readers of all ages * See Book Fest, Pg 10 Readers and writers will converge here once again for the 15 th annual Collingswood Book Festival. A week of activities will culminate on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Festival-goers will have an opportunity to stroll more than six blocks of the main street filled with nationally recognized authors/ speakers for adults and children, as well as booksellers, storytellers, poetry readings, workshops, exhibitors and performance stages. All events are free. Despite three years of rain relocating the fest to Collingswood High School, festival organizers have proven “if you build it inside, they will come.” Volunteers have the rain contingency plan down to a science, packing school hallways and classrooms with almost as many enthusiastic book lovers as in sunny, hot years. After several nonfiction books, this year’s town book is The Unseen World , a page-turning story that spans decades and contains numerous interwoven plot lines revolving around sharply focused universal themes of family, love and identity. It is a timely and important exploration of the complex bonds between a daughter and her father, and of the role of intelligence technology in human relationships. Author Liz Moore will attend the Book Festival. She was a featured author in 2012 with her critically acclaimed novel, Heft . Joining presenters and signers this year is Collingswood Events, readings, discussions - there’s so much to keep up with for the Collingswood Book Festival! Stay up to date by following the Festival at Collingswoodbookfestival.com and also on Facebook and Twitter! Clover Market returns to Collingswood for another exciting event on Sunday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, as part of our fall event lineup. Now in its eighth season, Clover Market is a seasonal open-air market featuring more than 100 vendors with antiques & collectibles, vintage jewelry & clothing, finely crafted handmade items and original art. Food trucks, live music, featured nonprofit organizations and family-friendly activities round out day! The Clover Market has received numerous “Best of” awards including “Best Vintage Market” by Flea Market Style Magazine , a “Must-See Outdoor Market” (just one of four in the northeast) by Vintage Style Magazine , “Best Antiques & Vintage Goods” and “Best Outdoor Shopping Venue” by Main Line Today Magazine , and is regularly featured in local and regional publications for the quality and variety of vendors it features. The Collingswood Market is located just off Haddon Ave along Irvin Ave (at the Millennium Clock) and spreading out in the Kitchen & Associates/Zane Schoolhouse lot and along the Atlantic Ave parking lot (the site of the Farmers’ Market). The Market location is right in the heart of the historic downtown and a short walk from the Borough’s PATCO station. It is a short ride on PATCO from Philadelphia and easily accessible to residents in South Jersey and beyond. Invite friends! The Market is free and open to the public and parking info can be found on the Clover Market site and on Collingswood.com. Additional information and vendor inventory sneak peeks can also be found on the Market’s Facebook page for customers who want to plan their day or preview some of the merchandise for sale. Guests can also plan a day enjoying Collingswood’s pedestrian friendly downtown filled with shops, services and some of the best restaurants in the region along “South Jersey’s Restaurant Row.” Many merchants will have specials for Clover Market attendees. Website gets a makeover! Vintage finds at Clover Market, Oct 8 We’ve relaunched our digital home! With feedback from citizens, employees and businesses we’ve built a more user friendly site for visitors with all the important municipal functions you need and info on all the fun in town as well. What’s new: A streamlined site! We’ve trimmed down, consolidated, updated and eliminated unnecessary pages where possible. You’ll also notice new layouts for our calendar, news, documents and other functions that will make it easier to access everything. Here are just some of the highlights: • The Take Action panel: A quick action menu that takes users to some of the most frequently used functions like bill pay, report an issue, etc. • Social Media panel: View content from our YouTube, Facebook and Instagram feeds • Forms & Documents areas: Access to important municipal applications, reports and forms all in one place • Welcome New Residents page: Important info for new (and longtime!) residents • For Business page: Dedicated to our local businesses and welcoming new business in Collingswood • An improved mobile presence CHEESE! Hanging out with Collingswood’s finest makes us smile, too. Town Crier A publication for the Borough of Collingswood Vol. 21, No. 4 Fall 2017 PRSRT STD U.S. Postage Paid Bellmawr, NJ Permit No. 1134 LIVE TUNES: Jazz in the wood! Pg 6

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