Monday, February 25, 2013
PFLAG Collingswood hosts a special guest speaker, Collingswood starts a Time Bank, organizing grassroots action, a free concert from William James, and a night out for parents.
Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.—Collingswood Public Library "Guest speaker Riley Keenan will provide a window into his life as a transgendered man. Riley's presentation will be followed with a support group. Come and share your story or feel free to just listen to others. Confidentiality is fully respected. Refreshments will be served." Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.—Collingswood Public Library "Time Banking can be as simple as a group of moms getting together to share carpooling kids to activities. It can also include services like child care, grocery shopping, taking care of elderly parents, walking dogs, and helping out with homework. The kinds of services people share in a Time Bank depend entirely on what their group or community needs. "…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
New Orleans transplant Jim Angehr talks about what Mardi Gras is really about, and how he had to leave the city—and his childhood—behind to learn what it meant.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Jim Angehr and his family came to Collingswood to set up the latest in a growing number of Philadelphia-area Protestant RCA churches. He hopes the borough will be responsive.
For a few months, you may have seen this guy around town. He might have been offering to hold a door, asking about a good place to eat, or just striking up a conversation. It’s possible he had his children in tow; it’s hard not to notice someone with four little kids doing anything. He’s pitched in with local Sandy relief efforts. He’s invited heaps of strangers to his home for a drink. He even wrote a sponsorship-level check to support the Before the Bridge music festival, knowing he’d only be able to staff a table there for part of the day. His name is Jim Angehr, and he came to Collingswood to build a church. This town has an entrepreneurial streak. Behind most doors in the borough lurks the beating heart of an artist, performer, …