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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.
Senior Festival
Mayor Cahn and Councilwoman Roskoph meet with residents at the 2016 Senior Festival on Sept. 26.

Township News

Mayor, Council join hundreds of seniors for annual Senior Festival

Thank you to all the residents and vendors who turned out to make our 2016 Senior Festival a tremendous success! More than 300 men and women visited the event last Monday at the Carman Tilelli Community Center, enjoying a free lunch, meeting with me and members of Council, and interacting with senior-oriented organizations, services and businesses from across the region. From break-out educational sessions, to free giveaways and even a handful of raffle prizes, there was truly something for everyone, and a great time was had by all who attended. Cherry Hill is a great place to live, work, play and retire, and it was a pleasure to spend such a great afternoon with so many of our senior residents. We're already looking forward to next year! Click here and here for photos of the event.

National Public Lands Day
Councilwoman Carolyn Jacobs welcomes volunteers to National Public Lands Day 2016.

Councilwoman Jacobs welcomes volunteers to National Public Lands Day

Dozens of volunteers joined the Cherry Hill Environmental Board and Cherry Hill Trail Crew to improve our local open spaces as part of National Public Lands Day, completing projects around the Croft Farm property and along the Bortons Mill Trail system. Councilwoman Carolyn Jacobs welcomed volunteers to start the morning, before residents of all ages began to clean up trash and complete a number of public trail improvements on the grounds of our historic Croft Farm. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands, and this year's volunteers' willingness to help beautify and preserve our local natural resources is a wonderful example of why Cherry Hill is a great place to live, work and play. Thank you to CHEB, the Trail Crew, and all of our volunteers for their hard work and dedication! If you couldn't make it to National Public Lands Day, don't worry: You can still make a difference on our open spaces as part of the Cherry Hill Trail Crew, which hosts regular sessions along our vast trail system. The next Trail Crew outing will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Kresson Trails. Follow the Trail Crew on Facebook for more information and for other volunteer opportunities. 

Woodcrest Swim Club proclamations
Mayor Cahn and members of Council honors athletes from the Woodcrest Swim Club on Monday, Sept. 26.

Woodcrest Softball, Volleyball teams honored for championship seasons

Last Monday, Mayor Cahn and Council honored dozens of athletes from the Woodcrest Swim Club who won their respective championships in the Cherry Hill Association of Pools' athletic leagues for 2016. Special proclamations were presented to the Woodcrest Red Men's Volleyball Team, and the Women's Softball Team, for exemplary seasons in 2016. Congratulations to the men's team -- Mike Kon (captain), Alfred Arcaroli, Pete Flamini, Jeremy Gardner, Jeff Kiesel, Rob Kolmins, Boris Kon, and Rob Spier -- and the women's team -- Dawn Stern, Sam Stern, Julia Edelman, Tobi Speas, Sandy Horowitz, Jodi Kratchman, Emily Caraciollo, Sue Spivak, Candice Goldstein, Celestine Berg, Caroline Austin, Elizabeth McDonald and Marla Gerber -- on their many achievements this year! Click here for photos.

Flu shots
Residents can get their flu vaccines for free on Friday, Oct. 9, at the Carman Tilelli Community Center.

Protect yourself from the flu: Free flu
shot clinic Friday, Oct. 7, at Town Hall

In preparation for the 2016 flu season, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services will once again offer free flu shots to Cherry Hill residents from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Carman Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer St. Please bring your Medicare or medical insurance card and your Social Security Number. For more information and flu-shot clinic dates across Camden County, click here.

CHPD bike patrol training
Ten Cherry Hill Police officers were recently became certified police cyclists.

Ten Cherry Hill Police Officers complete New Jersey Police Bike Patrol training

Congratulations to Cherry Hill Police Lt. Kelly, Sgts. Ostermueller and Glatz, Detective Ostermueller, Officers Lafferty, Leber, Grimaldi, Servis, and Moore and SLEO Mitchell, who successfully completed a week of Police Bicycle Patrol training last week at the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. The ten officers are now certified police cyclists, and we commend their hard work and dedication in joining the department's Bike Patrol Unit. The group's intensive training included learning how to effectively and safely maneuver a mountain bike at slow and high speeds, careen down and up stairs and steep terrain, and dismount the bicycle at different speeds and situations, among other situations. Bike policing has become an important way to gain public trust and build relationships within the community, and I thank Chief Monaghan and the men and women of the Cherry Hill Police Department for their continued dedication to serving our community. 

Blue Mass
Members of the Cherry Hill Police Honor Guard were among those who attended the annual Blue Mass on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Cherry Hill Police join departments across the region for 'Blue Mass'

Last Wednesday, members of the Cherry Hill Police Department joined Bishop Dennis Sullivan and other clergy from the Diocese of Camden, as well as law enforcement and emergency service agencies from throughout the region, for the 15th Annual “Blue Mass” Celebration of Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Medical Services. The event remembers those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and honors those who still serve. Officers from our Department joined a various other emergency personnel for the event, and I join with Chief Monaghan and the Department in expressing our sincere gratitude to all involved in the mass. Click here for photos of the event.

PBA Pasta Dinner
Cherry Hill PBA 176 hosted a Pasta Dinner for veterans Sept. 24 at the American Legion Post. 

Cherry Hill PBA hosts Pasta Dinner for Veterans at American Legion Post 

Thank you to Cherry Hill PBA 176, which hosted as special Pasta Dinner for Veterans last Saturday, September 24, at American Legion Post 372. United States military veterans were recognized as well as the guest of honor, Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett. Officer Hartnett was ambushed and shot while stopped in traffic in his patrol car on Jan. 7, 2016. Officer Hartnett, who is also a highly decorated United States Coast Guard Veteran, was recognized for his heroic actions during the ceremony. It was a great show of support for our veterans and a local hero, in Officer Hartnett. Thank you to the PBA for organizing such a worthwhile event! Click here for photos.

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Cherry Hill Fire Department to host Fire Prevention open houses in Oct.

The Cherry Hill Fire Department will host open houses at fire stations throughout the Township in October, as part of their Fire Prevention Week activities. This is the perfect opportunity for Cherry Hill residents to visit their neighborhood firehouse, talk to the Firefighters and EMTs and learn about the fire apparatus and equipment being used today. Get an up-close, personal look at CHFD Ladders, Engines, Squirts and Ambulances, and take home important fire safety information for you and your family. The open houses will take place on Oct. 11 and 13; click here for details.  

Fall Into the Arts

Upcoming Events

Fall into the Arts opens Oct. 8 with 'Meet the Artists' event at Croft Farm

The Cherry Hill Arts Board will host the Township's annual Fall Into the Arts Juried Photography Show from Oct. 8-22, 2016, inside the Croft Farm Arts Center. A special "Meet the Artists" opening reception will take place from 6- 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 inside the Arts Center at 100 Borton's Mill Road. This special event is free and open to all. 

Intake for Photographers: Local photographers are invited to submit their work to be displayed during this special event. Intake is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. The show is open to all experience levels and ages; not all work will be selected to be hung. There is a $10 fee per entry, maximum three entries per person. For more information and guidelines, click here.

Harvest Festival

Great activities for all ages highlight this year's Harvest Festival, Oct. 16 

Cherry Hill Township and the Cherry Hill Recreation Department will present this year's Harvest Festival, our annual family-friendly fall celebration, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at Croft Farm, 100 Borton's Mill Road. This year's event will feature a number of festivities for the whole family, including crafts for kids, pumpkin picking, a moon bounce and petting zoo, as well as new additions such as a beer garden, craft fair, live music, and the Eagles game! Click here for details. For additional information, contact the Recreation Department at recreation@chtownship.com or call (856) 488-7868.

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Parents: Talk about teens, drugs, prevention & resiliency on Oct. 7

The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will present a terrific discussion with Dr. Michael Bradley, "Get in the Know: Teens, Drugs, Prevention and Resiliency," at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Croft Farm Arts Center. This free summit, aimed at parents of teens, will focus on Dr. Bradley’s respect-based philosophy for parents who are seeking ways to communicate with their adolescent children. He is the author of the best-selling book “Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!—Loving your Kid Without Losing Your Mind” and has been recognized by such prestigious parents groups as Parents’ Choice and the National Parenting Center. This event is free, but space is limited, so registration is required. To register, contact Andrea Marshall, BA, CPS, ICPS at (856) 427-6553, or e-mail amarshall.cccada@gmail.com; click here to view the event flier.

Project Medicine Drop Luncheon

CHPD, Cherry Hill Alliance host
Rx pill disposal event on Oct. 14

The Cherry Hill Police Department and Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will host a special Senior Citizen Narcotic Pill Safety and Disposal Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14., at the Croft Farm Arts Center on Bortons Mill Road. This event is free, but registration is required. The CHPD will collect expired, unused and unwanted medication to dispose of in a safe and legal manner. Live entertainment will be provided by singer Greg Armstrong, who will perform songs by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and lunch will be served. While the luncheon is only open to seniors, all residents can drop off their unused, expired and unwanted medication during this time frame without staying for lunch. For more information, or to reserve your spot, call (856) 488-7889, or e-mail Alliance@chtownship.com.

Shredding and Recycling Day
The Township will host its annual Shredding and Recycling Day Sunday, Oct. 30.

Save the date: Township to host shredding, recycling event Oct. 30

Cherry Hill residents will once again have the opportunity to recycle almost any household item at a very special Shredding and Recycling Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Township Public Works Complex, 1 Perina Blvd. The day will serve as an opportunity to learn about the variety of items that are recyclable in Cherry Hill. Residents can bring up to three boxes of documents to be shredded securely. Other items to be collected include plastic bags, CFL light bulbs, electronic waste (hard drives will be destroyed), rechargeable batteries, tires, used oil and car batteries. Residents will also have the one-time-only opportunity to recycle "rigid" plastics, including outdoor climbers and other toys, crates, plastic trash cans, lawn chairs and pet carriers. Hazardous waste will not be accepted. The event is FREE and open to residents only. 

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Library News and Events

Free, family-friendly fun at the Library

Please join us for these and many other free special events this week at the Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 N. Kings Hwy.
  • Barking Book Buddies
    7-7:30 p.m.Monday, Oct. 3

    Your child will have a great time practicing reading skills with fun literacy games and some very special furry friends! Open to students in grades K-4. Barking Book Buddies is presented in partnership with Tri-State K-9 Crisis Response Team. Click here to register.
  • Volunteer Fair
    1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9

    If you are looking for ways to help out in your community or know a student who needs community service hours, stop by the Library's Annual Volunteer Fair. This event brings together over 25 local non-profits seeking help from volunteers. Volunteer managers will be on hand to inform the public about their services and the different opportunities available to become involved. Click here to see a complete list of organizations attending. 

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.

Ensemble Series

Senior Living

Ensemble Concert series offers great entertainment at our own Croft Farm  

One of the characteristics that makes our town so special is the vast array of arts and cultural opportunities available to all of our residents. The next great opportunity to take in first-rate entertainment in our own backyard is on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Croft Farm Arts Center, with the next installment of the Township's Ensemble Concert Series. The Academy of Vocal Arts will present, "The Women of Music," featuring the spectacular voices of up-and-coming female vocalists as they perform your favorite opera heroines from classic Opera, along with a touch of operetta and classic Broadway. Selections from Carmen, La Boheme, Gianni Schicchi and many more! The show begins at 3 p.m. at the Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Bortons Mill Road. Tickets are $15 for the general public, or $12 for seniors with a Gold Card. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets today through our CommunityPass site. To inquire about the Gold Card Program, contact the Recreation Department at (856) 488-7868.

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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