If you could make a New Year's resolution for Collingswood, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Collingswood to make it an even better place to live? Would you focus on business development? Do you want any changes to borough parks? New rec programs for kids? Something else? Tell us in the comment section below what's on your Collingswood wish list for 2013.
Some borough residents seemed resistant to the idea of tradition for tradition's sake; others offered a new spin on the practice.
The first day of 2012 marks an opportunity to make new beginnings, change old patterns, or to try something new. Patch asked Collingswood residents about their New Year's resolutions, and got a variety of answers. Borough woman Liz Hoover said she makes a New Year's resolution each year, but they usually only last a couple of weeks. In 2012, Hoover hopes to get better grades and exercise more. Lorraine Carey, of For Heaven’s Sake, says she’s abandoned the practice of resolutions “because I never keep them anyway." “They last a couple of days,” Carey said, adding that the last resolution she recalls making—years back—was “to be a better person, and I think I’ve done that.” After a lunch date at Il Fiore, Nicole Gaspari, Ashley Radcliffe, …