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.

Township News

Town Hall closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day

The Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Trash and recycling will be collected as scheduled. Our offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, Nov. 14. On behalf of myself and the members of Township Council thank all members of our Armed Forces, both past and present, for their brave and selfless service.

Roadwork

Roadwork scheduled on Route 70, Springdale Road through Friday

There are several road projects taking place in town today (Friday, Nov. 11), with lane closures or restrictions in place in the following areas: 

  • Springdale Road northbound will be CLOSED with a detour resuming at Evesham Rd. for the final day of major road operations until 4 p.m. Friday November 11. Southbound will remain open. Both shopping centers will continue to have local access on and off their properties. Police will be on location to allow buses and residents needing access to the Springbrook development in and out.
  • Morris Drive will be CLOSED at Springdale until 4 p.m. Friday; the detour route from within the neighborhood will be Morris to Heartwood to Lark for southbound Springdale, or Morris to Heartwood to Kresson for northbound Springdale. No turns will be possible from Springdale onto Morris. Either Chateau or Spring Rd will remain open for access in and from Springbrook.
  • Finally, please note that Route 70 between Kings Highway and Edison Avenue will be down to one lane of travel from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday, November 11. Please use caution while traveling in this area.
Leaf collection
Leaf collection begins Monday in several Township neighborhoods.

Fall leaf collection Continues; free yard-waste bags are now available

Curbside leaf collection will continue next week neighborhoods across Cherry Hill, and will run through mid-December. Click here for guidelines and scheduled collection dates. Dates will be posted in your neighborhood approximately a week ahead of your scheduled collection. New for this year: In an effort to make information accessible in different formats for our residents, we have added leaf collection routes to our online maps, available through the Cherry Hill Information Portal (CHIP). Click here to go directly to the interactive map, or visit www.CherryHill-NJ.com/chip and select "GIS Mapping," then "Public Information Maps," and select the "Leaf Collection - Round 1" layer from the list on the right-hand side of the page. 
To help expedite the leaf-collection process and make it more convenient for residents, the Township is once again offering free 30-gallon leaf bags to all our residents. Leaf bags can be picked up in the Municipal Clerk’s Office (Room 107) at Town Hall, or at the Department of Public Works, 1 Perina Blvd. Bagged leaves can be placed at the curb on your scheduled trash collection day, giving you more flexibility as to when leaves can be cleaned up. For more information, call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422.

PSEG

PSEG to continue overnight gas line replacement work on Brace Road

Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) is replacing gas lines in the intersection of Brace Road and Kresson Road in Cherry Hill for the next several weeks. The work will take place Monday through Friday, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., in order to minimize traffic disruption. The project, which includes final restoration and paving of Brace Road, is expected to take four to six weeks. Although the roads will remain open, there will be detours. Cherry Hill police will be onsite to direct traffic.

No Shave November
Members of the CHPD are taking part in 'No-Shave November' for cancer awareness.

Cherry Hill Police Officers take part
in No-Shave November fundraiser

Officers from the Cherry Hill Police Department, in conjunction with Cherry Hill PBA 176, are participating in "No-Shave November," a national campaign to raise money and awareness for cancer. During the month of November, participants forgo shaving to start conversation about cancer and raise money for cancer research, education and prevention. The money goes to various organizations including, but not limited to, the American Cancer Society , St. Jude's Children's Hospital, and Prevent Cancer Foundation. We have more than 60 officers participating in this great campaign, and the Department has been posting photos of their progress throughout the month. To support the officers participating in No-Shave November, click here. Stay up-to-date on their progress by clicking here.

Barclay Farmstead
Celebrate the holidays at Barclay Farmstead, Nov. 18-20

Upcoming Events

Holiday House returns: Celebrate the holidays Nov. 18 at Barclay Farmstead

Join us as we honor 200 years of design and holidays during this year's Holiday House festivities at historic Barclay Farmstead. Presented by the Friends of Barclay Farmstead, Holiday House 2016 will showcase the charm and warmth over the last two centuries  in the beautiful country setting of the 19th-century Quaker farmhouse. Your $2 donation at the door supports award-winning education programming and ongoing restoration of our historic property. Click here for details, including dates and times. For more information, call (856) 795-6225, or e-mail FarmsteadPrograms@yahoo.com. 

Holiday lighting
Kick off the holiday season with Mayor Cahn and Council on Dec. 6.

Join Mayor Cahn, Council for the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 6 

Cherry Hill Township will welcome the holiday season as a community at the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in the Carman Tilelli Community Center. Council and I will be joined by area youth choirs as we light the Township’s official Hanukkah Menorah and Christmas tree. This free event is open to all residents, and includes light refreshments. For details, click here, or contact the Department of Recreation at (856) 488-7868 or events@chtownship.com.   

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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
  • Friends Book Sale
    During Library Hours Nov. 10-12

    The Friends of the Library books sales offer the opportunity to browse thousands of books, CDs and DVDs and pick up some great bargains!  Hardbacks $2, Paperbacks $1. Saturday Special, Bag of Books $5.
  • Night Owls
    7-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14

    Can't make it to our story times during the day? Join us select evenings for some of the great stories, songs, and crafts from the week's Little Listeners and Story Time. Best for ages 2-6. Click here to register
  • Lunch and a Movie – 'Miracles From Heaven'
    Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16

    Bring your lunch and enjoy a free film at the Cherry Hill Public Library. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. No registration. About the Film: A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. (Rated RG; 109 mins; 2016)

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 holders receive discounted tickets to performances

If you’re keeping up with the Senior Living tips and topics, then you already know about the Cherry Hill Gold Card that EVERY resident over 55 years of age is entitled to receive. What you might not know is that the Gold Card also entitles you to discounted tickets at the High School theater productions each winter and spring. That’s right: You can buy your tickets to these wonderful shows for only $5 each.

  • Cherry Hill East High School will present the Miracle Worker on December 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (856) 424-2222. 
  • Cherry Hill West High School production of School of Rock will run December 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. and December 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online at Showtix4u.com, or by calling (856) 663-8006.
When you sign up for the Cherry Hill Gold Card program you are also added to our Event Alert emails ensuring that you always get the first chance to purchase tickets for our popular luncheons. We regularly update the list of participating Gold Card businesses; click here for the directory. Gold Card registrations are done in person by visiting the Recreation Department in room 102 at Town Hall (820 Mercer Street). To reach our Senior Services Coordinator, Gaye Pino, please call (856) 661-4800 or
e-mail GPino@chtownship.com.

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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For up-to-the-minute updates on any subject, call my office at (856) 488-7878, visit our municipal website at www.CherryHill-NJ.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. If you know someone who would like to receive our e-mail updates, please refer them to the "Notify Me" section of our website.

Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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