Cherry Hill Municipal Building
Welcome to the latest installment of the Mayor's Weekly Briefing, which contains a recap of Township news, special events and community activities. I hope you'll join us at these events, sign up to receive e-mail updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Cherry Hill Police Swearing In
Family, friends and community leaders gathered around the recruits as the Chief & Mayor emphasized their commitment toward community-focused policing.

Township News

CHPD welcomes 12 new officers

Congratulations to the twelve new members of the Cherry Hill Police Department, who were sworn in during a special ceremony on Tuesday morning.Officers Heather Brooks, Brittany Catalano, Sean Fay, Gerald Gares, Matthew Glassman, Jordan Helmer, Edward Hoffman, Jordan Hutnik, Jordan Mayr, Stefanie Short, Trevor Toms, and Joshua Vasquez took their oath in front of their loved ones, Chief William Monaghan and members of the CHPD, and will now begin careers as police officers in our community. Each of our new officers has gone through a months-long police recruitment and selection process to earn their positions within the Department; please join me in thanking these brave men and women for their willingness to serve, and in welcoming them to the Cherry Hill Police Department.

Road Work Ahead
Road work is scheduled next week on several local streets as part of the Township's annual Road Maintenance Program.

Township Road program continues
next week across Cherry Hill

The township’s annual Road Maintenance Program is progressing rapidly, with portions of several local streets scheduled to be milled and paved in the coming week. The road projects include a mill and overlay of the road surface, as well as isolated removal and replacement of sidewalk where trip hazards exist.  In total, more than 55 local streets are scheduled for work as part of this year’s road program, a significant investment in our town’s infrastructure by my administration that will make our roads smoother, safer and easier to navigate, while preserving the quality of neighborhoods throughout Cherry Hill. All work is weather-permitting. Contact the Department of Engineering at (856) 424-3203 for questions or concerns about any local road project.  Click here to learn more about our Road Maintenance Program.  

A Night Out
Join Cherry Hill Police on August 2 for National Night Out.

Cherry Hill Police invite residents to National Night Out celebration Aug. 2

The Cherry Hill Police Department invites all residents to join Chief Monaghan, Township Police Officers, Mayor Cahn and members of Township Council for National Night Out, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Cherry Hill Municipal Complex on Mercer St. National Night Out is an annual community policing event held the first Tuesday of August to strengthen ties between the police and the community. Admission is FREE for this fun-filled evening, with a variety of events and activities planned throughout the event. A special thank you to our sponsors Cherry Hill Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and Kennedy Health, as well as the many vendors who are participating, including The Famous King of Pizza, Chick-fil-A of Cherry Hill, Philly Pretzel Factory, Cherry's Ice Cream & Water Ice, Target and Classic Cake. Find a full list of events and activities on the Cherry Hill Police Facebook page. Come visit with members of your police department, and help us by becoming a partner in community policing! For more information, call (856) 488-7868 or email Events@CHTownship.com or Alliance@CHTownship.com.

Art Plein Air

Artists: Create Art Plein Air all year
as part of our Barclay 200 celebration

As part of our ongoing celebration of historic Barclay Farmstead's bicentennial year, artists of all ages and levels of interest and experience are invited to take part in our ongoing Art Plein Air effort! Come visit the farmstead, enjoy the beautiful historic grounds, and create art of any kind. The gardens and surrounding property are especially beautiful this time of year. All art will be eligible for inclusion in a special Barclay 200 exhibit planned at the Cherry Hill Public Library at the end of this year; stay tuned for details and submission guidelines in the coming weeks! To learn more about historic Barclay Farmstead or the Barclay200 celebration, be sure to follow Cherry Hill Recreation and the Barclay Farmstead Museum on Facebook!

CHPD reminder: Protect your home while you're on vacation

The summer is a popular time for vacations, and criminals are aware of this. Cherry Hill Police want to remind you that a house or apartment left empty while its owners are traveling is a tempting target. And while police don't want to scare you -- or leave you fearing for your belongings while basking on the beach -- but it's imperative that every traveler take certain key steps to keep his or her home safe and sound while seeing the world. Basic and simple preventative measures (which take only minutes to complete) can work wonders to help you avoid things like power surges or potential home invasions and ensure that when you return from vacation, you are not returning as a victim. Click here for nine steps to take prior to vacation to help keep your home safe.

Restaurant Week

Upcoming Events

'Savor' the Date: Cherry Hill Restaurant Week returns Aug. 7-14

Fifteen restaurants are on board for Cherry Hill Restaurant Week 2016, which returns with a week of specials from Aug. 7-14. For one week, participating restaurants will offer patrons a special prix-fixe ($25 or $35) 3-course menu, with lunch options available in most locations, as well. This is an exciting opportunity to promote local businesses, while giving our residents a chance to enjoy a special meal at a great price. Look for more information, including a list of participating restaurants, sample menus, and updates to the Cherry Hill Restaurant Week website, Facebook page and Twitter account (@CHRestaurantWk) in the coming weeks. And be sure to save up your appetite for the week of Aug. 7! 

Yoga in the park
Come experience the mind and body benefits that only yoga can provide.

Yoga in the Park continues this Saturday at Croft Farm

Join Cherry Hill Recreation and Lourdes Health System for the final class in their four-week free Yoga in the Park series at Croft Farm this Saturday, July 30. This beginner-level class is open to all, and yoga is a wonderful activity for those with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease, and helps everyone to build strength, flexibility and mind/body awareness. Class will be held from 8 - 9 a.m.. Please bring your own mat and water. For more information click here. Registration in advance is required. You can also contact the Cherry Hill Department of Recreation at Recreation@CHTownship.com or call (856) 488-7868.

Pop-up story time in the park
Dozens of families have enjoyed our weekly Pop-up Storytimes in local parks!

Attention parents: Pop-up Story Time to visit local parks in August

Get the kids ready and head on over to one of our local park on Fridays in  August for a special outdoor Pop-up Story Time, brought to you by Cherry Hill Recreation and the Cherry Hill Public Library! Many families have turned out each Friday morning in July for our storytime, hosted at different parks around town. The program will continue each week through Aug. 12, with stories and fun with CHPL’s Librarians. Story time runs from 10 to 10:30 a.m.; visit Kresson Woods / Haddontowne on Aug. 5 and Old Orchard on Aug. 12., weather permitting.
Click here for photos. For more information, visit www.chplnj.org

Pa Ballet Jungle Book

Cherry Hill Recreation along with PA Ballet brings you The Jungle Book

The Cherry Hill Recreation Department in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Ballet II invites you to come see their rendition of The Jungle Book. Join us on September 17 at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m..  We hope to see you! For more details about this and other events provided by Cherry Hill Township, like Cherry Hill Recreation on Facebook. To purchase tickets visit register.communitypass.net/CherryHill. This event is presented by Cigna in collaboration with Curtis Institute of Music.

Al Fresco

Save the date: Al Fresco Affair

The Cherry Hill Recreation Department invites you to the first-ever Al Fresco Affair at Croft Farm, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. An evening under the stars and twinkling lights will set the mood as you enjoy some of the finest food trucks in the area. There will be dancing and music, as well as lawn games for the kids. We hope to see you! For more details about this and other events provided by Cherry Hill Township, like Cherry Hill Recreation on Facebook.  While you are there, search for the Facebook event - Al Fresco Affair.

Cherry Hill Library Logo

Library News and Events

Free, family-friendly fun at the Library


NOTICE: The Cherry Hill Public Library will be closed on Monday, Aug. 15 and Tuesday, Aug. 16 for repairs to our A/C system.

Please join us for these and many other free special events this week at the Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 N. Kings Hwy
  • Harry Potter Party
    6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 1
    Join us for a magical event just in time for Harry Potter’s birthday. We’ll have games, trivia, crafts, themed party food and more. Grades 6-12. Click here to register.
  • Tai Chi Chih
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 5
    Learn stress-relieving movements which make up a meditative form of exercise, providing  physical, personal, and spiritual health benefits. Led by certified Tai Chi Chih instructor, Michelle Carlino. Sponsored by Lourdes Health System. Click here to register.
  • Typhoid Mary: Dinner is Served
    7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9
    Lecturer and living history re-enactor Kate Butler reprises the role of Typhoid Mary in a thrilling one-woman performance. Mary Mallon, AKA Typhoid Mary, an Irish immigrant who cooked for many of New York City’s wealthier families, was blamed for infecting 51 people with typhoid, three of whom died. Click here to register.

The Cherry Hill Public Library hosts hundreds of events and activities all year long. Visit www.chplnj.org for the full calendar of events, and to sign up for the library's e-newsletter, renew books, place holds, pay fines and much more. Follow the Library on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for all the latest events, news and happenings! Join the conversation with #chplnj. For more information, call (856) 667-0300, or e-mail info@chplnj.org.


Senior Living

Gold Card entitles seniors to special prices, discounts

Did you know Cherry Hill residents 55 and older are eligible to receive special pricing and discounts to certain programs and events through the Township's Gold Card Program? Gold Card members can receive discounted concert tickets, free admission to high school performances, and discounts provided by participating local businesses. To enroll in the program, visit the Department of Recreation, Room 102 of the Township Municipal Building, with proof of residency. In addition to these special pricing options, your Gold Card will also entitle you to free food at the Township's upcoming Senior Festival on Monday, Sept. 26, at Town Hall. To learn more about these programs, or any other issue of interest to Cherry Hill seniors, please contact our Senior Services Program Coordinator, Gaye Pino, directly at gpino@chtownship.com or (856) 661-4800.


School News

Latest news from the Cherry Hill School District

Stay up-to-date on the latest news and other important information in the Cherry Hill School District's e-news. Click here for the latest edition.

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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