Collingswood Town Crier Vol. 21, No. 4 Fall 2018

Proud Neighbors Explores Colls Architecture, PG 13 * See Safety Night, Pg 2 All things literary line the streets for Book Fest, Oct 6 * See Book Fest, Pg 10 On Saturday, October 6 readers and writers will converge here once again for the 16 th annual Collingswood Book Festival. A week of activities will lead up to the big event, where festival-goers have an opportunity to stroll more than six blocks of the main street filled with nationally recognized authors for adults and children, as well as booksellers, storytellers, poetry readings, workshops, exhibitors and performance stages. All events are free. Perpetual festival favorites are returning: children’s author Dan Gutman will be here to captivate kids with his weird and wonderful humor. It will be a “Philly Special” kind of day with beloved Eagles fan and Hall of Fame Sportswriter Ray Didinger, and Sal Paolantonio, the longest serving NFL sideline reporter in ESPN history. They will take us back to relive the extraordinary moments of the Eagles 2018 Super Bowl victory with the “Champions Edition” of The Eagles Encyclopedia by Didinger and Philly Special: The Inside Story of How the Philadelphia Eagles Won their First Super Bowl Championship , 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 and also on Facebook and Twitter! Clover Market returns to Collingswood for another exciting event on Sunday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, as part of our fall event lineup. Now in its ninth 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 non-profit 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 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. Public Safety Night welcomes all, Oct 8 Vintage finds at Clover Market, Oct 7 Collingswood will host Fire Prevention Night and Public Safety Open House in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week on October 8. Free event brings community and officials together for this annual safety festival. On Monday, October 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Collingswood Firehouse (20 W. Collings Ave), Collingswood residents, families and guests from around the area can enjoy a Fire Prevention and Public Safety Open House featuring games, giveaways and safety information and demonstrations as part of an effort to inform people and bring communities and their safety officials closer together. The festival is held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week which 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 2018 PRSRT STD U.S. Postage Paid Bellmawr, NJ Permit No. 1134 It’s leaf collection season! Pg 6 ANNUAL Community Night out Collingswood9 by Paolantonio. The 2018 Town Book is Word by Word by local lexicographer Kory Stamper. Her “Ask the Editor” video contributions and personal blog, Harmless Drudgery, have inspired a Kory Stamper Fan Club on Facebook, and have even led to marriage proposals. With sharp wit and irreverence, she uncovers the complex, obsessive world of lexicography, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it, to the