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TOWN WIDE YARD SALE hosted by the Proud Neighbors of Collingswood



Who doesn’t love a bargain? The Proud Neighbors of Collingswood is hosting its annual town-wide yard sale Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain date is June 9, 2018.

See the Facebook event page and follow updates here:

The event is a good opportunity to clean out the closets, attics, garages and basements—and even to toss a few dollars the way of the borough’s civic-led historic preservation group.

Homes must register to participate. 2018 Registration Form Here!
A complete list of yard sale locations will be posted in late May.

Not participating in the sale this year? You can still donate your re-usable goodies to the Proud Neighbors: contact They’ll even make a pickup (no clothing, old computers or televisions).

Click here for more information!

Yard Sale Poster 2018 for Web

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Lecture Series featuring Jennifer Smithwick of “Organize & Harmonize, LLC.”

Gear up for spring cleaning with the Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Lecture Series featuring Jennifer Smithwick of “Organize & Harmonize, LLC.”

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7pm in Collingswood Library (771 Haddon)

Free & Open to the public!


Tour House Volunteers Needed!

I hope that you are enjoying the approach of spring.  The popping of green indicate that Proud Neighbors’ planning for our upcoming  house tour fundraiser is fast approaching!  We need your suggestions for tour houses quickly !

 May I ask if you could suggest any prospective houses for our annual tour event?  Proud Neighbors Tour fundraiser is May 20, but  we need more house or garden tour commitments by March !

I would welcome your suggestions!    If you care to accompany me to visit prospective tour homeowners for this tour search, your assistance or presence would be greatly appreciated, . House visits are prearranged appointments to talk about Proud Neighbors’ House Tour, answer questions about the event & encourage their participation?  Previously Bunny Hare was Proud Neighbors tour search partner, but she relocated to Florida.

Please suggest tour houses.  Consider helping to recruit houses or gardens for Proud Neighbors 2018 tour.   It would be preferred if we could secure four more house commitments. Gardens are welcome too.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions. Please call Marlene at 609.707..3684 or email

418 Woodlawn Avenue

Proud Neighbors Restoration Clinic: Front Door Repair (Success!)

We had a great time learning how to strip and repair doors with Bob, now check out what you missed!


Pot Luck Supper – Friday, November 10

Friday, November 10@ 125 Harvard Avenue, 7pm – 10pm
Enjoy an evening with neighbors on Friday November 10, 2017 at Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Pot Luck Supper, 125 Harvard Avenue. Hosts are Al & Gayle Richardson. Please bring a “covered dish” appetizer, or salad to share. Pot Luck supper is free & open to the public. Tell a friend. Invite a Neighbor.

Successful Restoration Clinic with Bob Engleke

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Furniture Restoration Clinic, held Saturday at Collingswood Architectural Millwork, Inc., 715 Taylor Ave featured owner Bob Engleke demonstrating what attendees can do at home to repair a chair in time for Thanksgiving guests.

Bob, who started his career working for a furniture restorer at $4 per chair rebuilt, showed us his technique. First, label all parts and joints to assure you know how to reassemble the chair. Second, take apart the chair using a rubber or plastic hammer to help loosen the doweled or mortised joints. Third, clean all the old glue using a chisel or knife (new glue will not adhere pieces with old glue still on the joints). Fourth, dry fit matching pieces to assure they will be tight. Have a plan for how pieces go back together (finding out near the end that you forgot an interior part means disassembling the chair again). Fifth, use a high-quality wood glue – not Gorilla glue, etc. Sixth, apply glue to all mating pieces for the stage of reassembly you are working – work slowly and carefully. Seventh, use clamps, straps, etc. to hold pieces together until the glue dries. Use a damp rag to remove excess glue while it is still wet. Enjoy your rebuilt, sturdy chair!

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Restoration Clinic is made available through the generously of Bob Engleke, and volunteers of Proud Neighbors, a non-for-profit civic organization.

Proud Neighbors hope you will join us for the upcoming clinics in January, February, March & April 2018.  Volunteer efforts, restoration clinics and workshops help to raise awareness about maintaining the historic character of our town.




 “Restoration Clinic”: Furniture Repair Sat. October 28th

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood presents
“Restoration Clinic”: Furniture Repair
Collingswood Architectural Millwork, Inc.

715 Taylor Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08107

Saturday, October 28, 2017  10AM – Noon

The clinic will focus on demonstrating what the attendees can do at home to repair a chair or table in time for Thanksgiving guests.

Free to Proud Neighbors members; $5 per person non-members.

Space is limited. Please Reserve in Advance: or 609.707.3684

(Factory facility: 18 steps; not ADA accessible).