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. 

Human Relations Flier

Township News

Join the Conversation: Mayor to host Human Relations forum this Tuesday 

This Tuesday, I invite you to join me and the members of the Cherry Hill Human Relations Advisory Committee for an important discussion of diversity and human relations issues as they relate to our community. Our goal is to create a meaningful, respectful dialogue aimed at finding ways we can do more to promote diversity locally, create a better understanding of our differences, and ways we can work to become a stronger community. This event is FREE to attend, and will include an opportunity for questions and answers, and a chance to meet the members of our newly formed committee. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Carman Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer St. ALL are welcome to attend, so please come with your friends and families and be part of creating a stronger future for all of us. Preregistration is recommended; please send your contact information and questions/discussion topics to HumanRelations@chtownship.com. Click here to visit our Facebook event.  

Rec Booklet

Register now for fall classes offered through the Recreation Department

Registration is still open for 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! 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.

Senior Festival 2017
Council President Dave Fleisher takes a picture with Cherry Hill resident Irv Herman at Monday's senior festival.

Mayor, Council join hundreds at Township's annual senior festival

Several members of Council and I joined hundreds of seniors on Monday at this year's senior services festival, held in the Township's community center on Mercer Street. Council President Dave Fleisher, Vice President Sara Lipsett and Councilwoman Carolyn Jacobs met with dozens of local men and women, while visitors spent hours perusing the many vendors on hand. I want to thank all those who came out for a wonderful afternoon with great information, resources, prizes and food. We'll see you next year! Click here for event photos.

Route 70 work

Route 70 work continues overnight 

Repaving work on Route 70 will continue during the overnight hours 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 our town's main thoroughfare. 

Alliance logo

Alliance hosts annual poster/essay contest for students in grades K-12

The Cherry Hill Alliance on Drug and Alcohol Abuse is once again holding its annual Poster and Essay contests for students in grades K-12 (poster) and grades 4-8 (essay). This year’s theme is "#YOLO so be drug-free!" Surrounded by mixed messages about drugs and alcohol, the Alliance wants to know how YOU can make the most out of the life you have, make good choices about drugs and alcohol, and live your best life NOW?!  Visit the Alliance on Facebook for details and contest guidelines.  

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!

Lock it or Lose it

Cherry Hill Police campaign reminds residents to 'Lock it or Lose it'

The Cherry Hill Police Department reminds residents to "Lock It, or Lose It." Most vehicles that are broken into have simple items, such as loose change, taken from them -- but the common denominator for most is that the vehicles were left UNLOCKED. Car break-ins are crimes of opportunity. A thief will try a car's door handle, and quickly move on if the car is locked. If you see any suspicious persons or activity, please contact the non-emergency police dispatch number at (856) 665-1200. Visit the Police Department on Facebook for theft-prevention tips from the CHPD.

Book It 5K

Upcoming Events

TOMORROW: Book It 5K to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey

Join us tomorrow for the Book It 5K, a run/walk at the Cherry Hill Public Library. The race is a partnership between the Township and CHPL, and this year will 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. 

Opioid event

Cherry Hill Alliance hosts forum
on the opioid abuse epidemic

Join the Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse on Oct. 3 for a special forum on opioid abuse in our community. Hear from a panel of local experts on the Opioid Abuse Crisis in our community, and have your own voice heard. Be part of the solution to end Opioid Abuse in Cherry Hill.  Event is free, and runs from 10 a.m to noon Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Cherry Hill Public Library Click here to register.

Senior Living

Senior services coordinator aids residents 55+

Did you know: 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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