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. 

Leaf collection
Leaf collection begins across Cherry Hill the week of Oct. 23. 

Township News

Leaf collection begins Monday;
free yard-waste bags now available 

Curbside leaf collection begins this Monday, Oct. 23, in neighborhoods across Cherry Hill, and will continue 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. 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.
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.

Harvest Festival
Mayor Cahn and members of Council welcome residents to the 2017 Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15. 

Thousands join Mayor Cahn, Council
at annual Harvest Festival celebration

Thousands of area residents turned out for Harvest Festival last Sunday at Croft Farm, celebrating local art, culture and everything we love about fall at one of Cherry Hill's historic properties. From noon to 4 p.m., families enjoyed crafts, games, entertainment, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides, and great food from the Springdale Farm Market and several other local eateries, including Farm & Fisherman Tavern -- which also hosted a tremendously popular beer garden for the 21+ crowd. Visitors on hand also loved meeting with our Cherry Hill Police and Fire Departments, which both set up interactive games and activities and vehicle displays that were packed throughout the event. Thank you to the Cherry Hill Recreation Department, the Cherry Hill Police and Fire Departments, and our countless vendors and sponsors for their support of this beloved community event. We're already counting down to 2017! Click here for photos of the event from the Cherry Hill Recreation Department.

Halloween hours

Cherry Hill Police offer recommended trick-or-treat hours this Halloween

The Cherry Hill Police Department has released its guidelines for Halloween 2017. As in past years, the CHPD recommends that trick-or-treating take place from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. A 7 p.m. suggested curfew will be in effect for children under 18 not accompanied by an adult on both Monday, Oct. 30, and Tuesday, Oct. 31. Police in marked and unmarked cars will be patrolling local streets on both evenings, along with fire and emergency personnel and neighborhood watch groups. Please have a safe -- and fun -- Halloween!  

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!

K9 Unit
Cast your vote today to help secure a grant for the Cherry Hill Police Department's K9 Unit.

Your votes can help the CHPD win
a $5,000 grant for its K9 Unit 

Cast your vote today to help the Cherry Hill Police Department's K9 Unit win an Aftermath K9 Grant! This year, Aftermath will award a total of $15,000 in grants to help police departments across the country invest in maintenance, safety and officer training for their K9 Units. If you've taken part in any of the many community events supported by our Police Department in the last year, you've likely had the opportunity to see the K9 Unit in action, through live demonstrations and other interactive activities - and you know what a special unit this is. To vote, click here, select the Cherry Hill Police Department, then click submit. Remember to spread the word by sharing the link on social media, as well! Voting ends Nov. 7, and individuals can vote once a day -- so vote early and often. We truly appreciate your support!

Woodspring Suites
Mayor Cahn joined company officials to celebrate the grand opening of Woodspring Suites extended-stay hotel on Thursday, Oct. 19.

Mayor celebrates grand opening
of new Woodspring Suites Hotel

Yesterday, I joined officials from Woodspring Suites Hotel to celebrate the grand opening of their beautiful new extended-stay hotel, on Frontage Road in Cherry Hill. The facility, which officially opened to customers late this summer, features one- and two-bedroom suites targeted toward a range of guests, from those staying for a night, to those who need accommodations for a week, or even longer. This is one of the company's first two locations in New Jersey, joining more than 230 properties across 30 states nationwide. It was my pleasure to meet the staff and company executives on Thursday, and I wish Woodspring Suites great success as one of the newest members of our business community. 

Shredding Event

Upcoming Events

Township to host FREE shredding and recycling day Sunday, Nov. 5

It's that time of year again! 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, Nov. 5, 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. 
**PLEASE NOTE: In preparation for the holiday season, we will also be collecting nonperishable food donations for the Cherry Hill Food Pantry, which supports thousands of Cherry Hill families all year long. Please consider contributing to our food drive when you stop by! 

Natural Highs

'Natural Highs' aids parents in helping to reduce teens' stress

Mark your calendars for a very special Cherry Hill Alliance event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, when Psychologist, National Youth Speaker and Stand-Up Comedian Mark Bellace, Ph.D., will show parents how to help teens reduce their stress (and their own!) through his 'Natural Highs' presentation. Parents will learn how to effectively communicate with their children about sensitive subjects including drugs and alcohol, learn how to engage in healthy coping mechanisms, and begin to understand the teen brain and how substance abuse impacts its development. The program is FREE, and begins at 7 p.m. at Rosa International Middle School, 485 Browning Lane. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (856) 488-7889, or email Alliance@cherryhillpolice.com. 

Senior Pill Disposal

CHPD, Cherry Hill Alliance host prescription drop-off Nov. 17

The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the Cherry Hill Police Department are partnering to collect unused and unwanted medication at this year's Senior Citizen Narcotic Pill Safety and Disposal Luncheon, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Bortons Mill Road, Cherry Hill. This event is FREE, but registration is required. A Cherry Hill Police Department will discuss the dangers associated with illegal narcotic pill use, and provide an update on the opiate epidemic in our community. Included in this informational session will be a live performance by Eddie McLoyd, featuring renditions of songs by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, as well as a boxed lunch. For more information or to reserve your spot, call (856) 488-7889, email Alliance@cherryhillpolice.com, or go online to https://register.capturepoint.com/cherryhill.

Food Day

Sustainable Cherry Hill to host
Food Day celebration Oct. 28

Sustainable Cherry Hill’s 5th annual South Jersey Food Day celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 28, at McNaughton’s Garden Center, 351 Kresson Road. Join Sustainable Cherry Hill for this FREE family-friendly, festival-like event, featuring food vendors and non-profit organizations with delicious food samples and sales. The kids can enjoy face painting, a moon bounce and pumpkin painting. For a fifth year in a row, this promises to be a wonderful event. For more information, check out Sustainable Cherry Hill's Facebook event

Senior Living

Now available: Active Adult newsletter targets residents 55+

The Cherry Hill Recreation Department has introduced a new newsletter targeting residents 55 and older. This publication will feature upcoming events, news, programs, and services for our active adult community. The newsletter will be sent by e-mail to Township Gold Card subscribers, and can be accessed online by clicking here. Paper copies can be obtained from the Senior Services Office in the Recreation Department, Room 102 of the Municipal Building, or at the Carman Tilelli Community Center, both located at 820 Mercer St.
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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