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. 

Sept. 11 remembrance
Several members of Council at the Township's Sept. 11 memorial.

Township News

Township, community come together to mark anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Council President David Fleisher and members of Council joined the Cherry Hill Police and Fire Departments on Monday to pay tribute to those who lost their lives as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The ceremony took place at the Township's 9/11 Memorial, on the grounds of Fire Department Central Command, and included a moment of silence and wreath-laying. 
The centerpiece of the memorial is a 3-foot piece of steel from the World Trade Center's North Tower, suspended between two black granite towers representative of the Twin Towers. The towers stand on a granite pentagon-shaped base. The monument was dedicated in 2011, the 10th anniversary of the attacks, in honor of the lives lost on Sept. 11. Click here for photos of the remembrance.

Rec Booklet

Register now for fall classes offered through the Recreation Department

Registration is now open for all programs and classes offered by the Township Recreation Department this fall. Whether you're a parent looking for activities for your children, a young adult looking to pick up a new hobby or skill, or a recent retiree looking to socialize and stay active, there's a program or class for you! This season's offerings include: 

  • Kid’s Hip Hop N’ Bop: All students will explore their inner dance through Hip Hop. Learning and improving new skills, techniques of hip hop to become the strongest dancer they can be. This class includes fun exercises/stretches, hip hop routines, games, and expressing ourselves through dance. Also improves the way each child works with a partner and as a team dancer. A very upbeat, fun, and exciting beginner’s class for all boys and girls. A perfect, easy going environment for children to get to know hip hop and what future hip hop classes entail. Only things needed for this class are a water bottle, clothing of choice, sneakers/dance shoes, and big smiles. At the end of the program, students will perform two hip hop routines for the parents that was learned along the way.
  • Crazy Chemworks: Crazy Chemworks will allow children to use their hands as real Mad Scientists in this whirlwind class on how a lab works! They will learn to recognize chemical reactions and mix up a few reactive ingredients for some sensational results! They will explore pH extremes with Reaction Tubes in what is sure-to-be a popping experience! Create slime using the Mad Science recipe, and then enter the Slime Olympics! Hop on board the chemistry express for a high-speed science experience! Children will discover amazing things that glow bright in the dark and come to light! Stick it to the walls, and push the power of tape to the limits in this adhesive hour on things that cling! Build a bond with glue and get attached to Professor Breakerdude! Manipulate matter in all of its three states! Melt metal in boiling water and freeze water with just a breath of dry ice! Use your Thermocolor Cup to test the temperature of liquid matter in your home!
  • Crafty Kids: Focusing on Chinese art expression, children will be able to create arts and crafts of all kinds. Using general art supplies and everyday items, students can anything into a work of art. This class incorporates Chinese painting and craft making.  Let your imagination run wild! No experience necessary.
  • Cherry Hill Fall Baseball Camp: The Cherry Hill Baseball Summer Camp is a two-day camp led by Cherry Hill West Head Baseball Coach & Philadelphia Phillies scout, Dan McMaster, along with the West Baseball Coaching staff & players of the program. All interested ballplayers across the district are invited to attend this two-day clinic in preparation for the Fall season. All experience levels are welcome to attend as players will be divided based upon the field on which they currently play (Little League, Cal Ripken and Middle School). The Cherry Hill Fall Baseball Camp guarantees high-level instruction provided by coaches who have a genuine interest in the development of future high school ball players in the local area. Working with young ball players before they reach the high school varsity level not only accelerates their development on the diamond, but also improves self-confidence. Not a "one-size-fits-all" experience, the Cherry Hill Fall Baseball Camp promotes a positive, high energy, and hands-on approach which provides all players the chance to be educated in the following fundamentals: hitting, pitching, fielding (infield, outfield and catching), base running and throwing. 
    Please bring own gloves/bats as needed. 
  • Uncovering Your Family History: Challenge your brain while having fun learning how to research your family history. This adult genealogy class is designed for those who want to learn the skills necessary to conduct genealogical research. Learn how to assemble your family history, where to find the information you really want, and what resources will be the most valuable.
  • Traditional Chinese Painting: This class will introduce the basics of traditional Chinese painting using specialized materials and techniques with step-by-step instruction. This class is ideal if you marvel at landscapes, flora and fauna in your everyday life. Learn the materials and methods for rendering beautiful images in nature that have long inspired the Chinese. Your paintings will be created used Chinese brushes, inks, pigments and rice paper. Materials will be provided. No experience is necessary.
The full roster of classes is listed in the Fall 2017 Community Magazine, or you can browse classes online through Community Pass, the Township's online registration portal. Visit https://register.capturepoint.com/CherryHill to browse upcoming programs, or visit the Recreation Department page online. Be sure to follow Cherry Hill Recreation on Facebook for event details and highlights. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at (856) 488-7868, or e-mail Recreation@chtownship.com.
Fox Hollow 5K
Council President Dave Fleisher and Councilwoman Carole Roskoph speak with organizers of the Fox Trot 5K before the event.

Council members welcome hundreds of runners to Fox Hollow Fox Trot 5K

Council President David Fleisher and Councilwoman Carole Roskoph kicked off the third annual Fox Hollow Fox Trot 5K on Saturday morning, welcoming 215 runners to the event. Each year, the Fox Trot 5K follows a USATF-certified course through the beautiful Fox Hollow neighborhood, before ending at the Swim Club. 
It raises money for the Fox Hollow Swim Club and Cherry Hill Education Foundation - two very worthwhile causes. Thank you to Jim Ewing and the countless volunteers whose efforts made the event a success! 

Route 70 work

Route 70 work continues overnight 

Repaving work on Route 70 will continue during the overnight hours from Sept. 18 to 22, and again from Sept. 25 to 29. Lane closures will be in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, with intermittent closures of side streets and intersections, as needed. Police will be on location during work hours, and temporary detours will be put in place. Please use caution while traveling in the area. We appreciate your continued patience and cooperation during this extensive project, which will greatly enhance safety and navigability of our town's main thoroughfare. 

PSE&G

PSE&G continues daily gas line
repairs along Haddonfield Road

Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) will continue round-the-clock repairs to gas lines in Cherry Hill on Haddonfield Road between Dudley and Princeton avenues. Work began Sept. 1, and is expected to last several weeks. The road will remain open to traffic at all times, but lane shifts will be in place and traffic delays are likely. Drivers are encouraged to use caution when traveling through the work area. When work is complete, the roadway will be temporarily restored to allow for a 90-day settlement period. Full restoration is planned for late 2017 or early 2018, as weather and temperatures permit. For questions or concerns, please contact PSE&G Senior Distribution Supervisor James Venuto at (856) 573-2015. 

One Book One Cherry Hill

Make your next book our "One Book" and take part in CHPL's new program

I am excited to join with the Cherry Hill Public Library in announcing the launch of "One Book, One Cherry Hill," a community reading project to unite our town in reading and discussing One Book. Our selected book is "Songs of Willow Frost" by New York Times best-selling author Jamie Ford. 
The book is just the beginning. One Book, One Cherry Hill will explore Chinese and Chinese-American culture with events throughout the fall, culminating with a special Meet the Author event with Jamie Ford on Nov. 15. Like the One Book Facebook page for all the latest information. Stop by CHPL and get your copy of "Songs of Willow Frost" and start reading!

Book It 5K

Upcoming Events

Book It 5K: Walk, run to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey

Registration is still OPEN for the second Book It 5K, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Cherry Hill Public Library. The race is a partnership between the Township and CHPL, and will now serve as a Township-wide fundraiser to help victims of Hurricane Harvey
Events will include both the 3.1-mile race, a 1-mile walk, and a 100-yard Kids' Dash. Tech t-shirts will be given to the first 250 5K and Walk registrants; medals will be awarded to the top three male and female runners in each age group. All children will receive a prize following the dash. Visit the Book It 5K Run Sign-Up Page to register online, and for full event details; those who wish to make additional donations in support of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund are welcome to do so! . Thank you to our Wellness Partners, Kennedy Health, Ravitz Family Markets and Virtua for their support of this event.

Harvest Festival

Save the Date: Harvest Festival
returns to Croft Farm Oct. 15

Round up your family and join me, the members of Township Council, and the Cherry Hill Police Department and Fire Departments for this year's Harvest Festival, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 15, at historic Croft Farm. This rain-or-shine event features events and activities for residents of all ages, including crafts for kids, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, a craft fair, farmer's market, beer garden, live music, refreshments and more! While there, you can also visit the Croft Farm Arts Center to view the Fall Into the Arts juried photography show. This show is hosted by the Cherry Hill Arts Board and sponsored by Kennedy Health. All photographs are available for purchase. To participate in the photography show, please email Arts@CHTownship.com.
This terrific event is free and open to all, and we'll have great food, drink and crafts available for purchase; click here for more information, or to learn more about being a sponsor, crafter, or nonprofit exhibitor. 

applepalooza

Township, Friends of Barclay to host "Apple-Palooza" on Sunday, Oct. 1

The Friends of Barclay Farmstead present the inaugural Apple-Palooza event, Sunday, Oct. 1, at historic Barclay Farmstead! Enjoy all things apples, including an apple pie contest, apple stand, apple crafts, DIY caramel apples and more. Bring the family along and enjoy live music, games, food for purchase, tours of the Barclay Farmstead Museum and more.
Click here to view the Facebook event, RSVP, and stay updated on the latest event news. 

Senior Living

Tomorrow: Join us for Senior Festival at Town Hall

Join us this Monday, Sept. 18, for the annual Senior Festival event, on the grounds of the municipal complex on Mercer St. Each year, Cherry Hill Township hosts this special event to educate residents 55+ about valuable services, activities and businesses that are available to assist our residents. For more information, or if you are a local business or organization that would like to participate in this event, click here

Remember: The Township has a senior services program coordinator to assist our over-55 residents with any issue, question, or navigating the world of senior services and resources at every level. That coordinator, Gaye Pino, works inside our Recreation Department (Room 102, Town Hall) and is available to answer questions about any issue or service of interest to our residents over the age of 55, including classes, activities, clubs, special events and housing. The coordinator is also a valuable resource and guest speaker for local senior groups and organizations. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, call (856) 661-4800, or e-mail gpino@chtownship.com

School News

Latest news from the Cherry Hill School District

The district's weekly e-newsletter is back! Stay up-to-date on the latest news and other important information in the Cherry Hill School District's e-news. Not a subscriber? Sign up from the portal on the district's website, or click here.

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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