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. 

Kenilworth Connector
Mayor Cahn along with Council & local civic leaders cut the ribbon for the new Kenilworth multi-use pedestrian path.

Township News

Mayor Cahn, Council celebrate
opening of Kenilworth Pedestrian Path

Monday, Township Council and I joined the Woodland Civic Association to celebrate the opening of the new Kenilworth multi-use pedestrian path. 
This handicap accessible path connects the Kenilworth neighborhood with NJ Transit and the Garden State Pavilion Shopping Center. Council and I are fully committed to the preservation and enhancement of our open spaces throughout Cherry Hill, and the Township boasts an extensive trail system in neighborhoods throughout the community. This beautiful lit path is a wonderful new addition to that system. It is located near Rita Fiola Park at the end of Olive Avenue. If you live in the area, or simply enjoy experiencing the wonderful outdoor spaces in the area, I highly encourage you to check out Kenilworth walking path and the newly resurfaced basketball courts.

Colwick Halloween parade
Council President Dave Fleisher with Cherry Hill Police Department participating in Colwick's Halloween Parade.

Council members join community Halloween Parades and Fall Festivals

Last Saturday, Council President Dave Fleisher and other members of Council joined residents in Cherry Valley, Colwick, Barclay Farms and Clara Barton Elementary School for their Halloween parades and fall festivals. It was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed seeing all the fabulous costumes. Thanks to all the community leaders for organizing these spooktacular events and welcoming us!   

Leaf collection
Leaf collection continues across Cherry Hill. 


Leaf collection continues;

free yard-waste bags now available 

Curbside leaf collection began 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 within 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.

No Shave November


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 conversations 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. 

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!

National Take a Hike Day

November starts our "National Take a Hike Day Contest"

National Take a Hike Day is November 17, 2017. This year we are asking residents to highlight some of our beautiful parks and trails through photographs. The winning photo will be displayed in the winter edition of the Community Magazine that goes out to 30,000 homes!
Guidelines and Rules:
1) Take a picture in or of a Cherry Hill park or trail
2) Write a one sentence caption about the photo ....
3) Post the picture on Facebook and tag Cherry Hill Recreation Department OR @cherryhilltwp on Instagram OR email events@chtownship.com and use the hashtag #CHRoadMap
4) Deadline is November 16.

Vote

Election Day is this Tuesday, Nov. 7;
be sure to check your polling place

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7, and I want to remind all registered voters in the Township to double-check their polling locations before heading to the polls. You can click here to check your current polling place.
If you are a senior who needs transportation to vote, the Township's senior bus will arrange a ride for you. Contact the Clerk's Office to schedule a trip.
For more information on voting and voter registration, click here, or contact the Municipal Clerk's Office (Room 107, Town Hall)  at (856) 488-7892.

Town Hall closed Friday, November 10 for Veterans Day

The Cherry Hill Municipal Building will be closed Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day. Trash and recycling will still be collected, as regularly scheduled.

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!

Shredding & Recycling Day

Upcoming Events

Township to host FREE shredding and recycling day this 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! 


Forgotten Railroad

Take a historical trip aboard Cherry Hill's Forgotten Railroad on Nov. 30

Back by popular demand! Join the Cherry Hill Historical Commission for "A Historical Trip on Cherry Hill's Forgotten Railroad: The Philadelphia, Marlton & Medford Railroad", at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Cherry Hill Public Library. The Philadelphia, Marlton and Medford Railroad was incorporated in 1880 and ceased operation in 1931. The tracks originated in Haddonfield, made 4 stops in Delaware Township (Cherry Hill Township), and terminated in Medford, where it interfaced with two other railroads of the era. We’ll take you through Cherry Hill along the rail bed, from one end of the Township to the other, via pictures, vivid descriptions, and various paraphernalia gathered during the exploration. We will chronicle the life of this railroad and its impact on our area. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (856)488-7868 or email CHHC@CHTownship.com

Barclay Farmstead

Visit Barclay Farmstead this weekend
for the last Sunday open house of 2017 

Don't miss the final First Sunday at Barclay Farmstead of 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 5. The Friends of Barclay will provide free, guided tours of the 19th-century farmhouse. Stop by the Museum Shop to see new inventory. First Sunday tours will resume in March; but you can still enjoy all that the Farmstead has to offer during Holiday House, presented by the Friends of Barclay, from Dec. 1-3. For more information, call (856) 795-6225, or e-mail info@barclayfarmstead.org. Be sure to follow @HistoricBarclay on Twitter and Barclay Farmstead Museum on Facebook for information on upcoming events and activities throughout the year.

Holiday House

Holiday House returns: Celebrate the holidays Dec 1-3 at Barclay Farmstead

Journey back in time and celebrate the "Holiday through a Child's Eyes" during this year's Holiday House festivities at historic Barclay Farmstead. Presented by the Friends of Barclay Farmstead, Holiday House 2017 will showcase the charm and warmth of days gone by in the beautiful country setting of the 19th-century farmhouse. Admission is $5 and supports award-winning educational programming and ongoing restoration of our historic property. Gifts and holiday themed items will be for sale and children's craft activities offered. Hours of operation are: Friday, December 1, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wine tasting, 6-8 p.m.; Sat., December 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Silhouette Cutter, 1-4 p.m., Meet Santa 2-4 p.m.; Sun., December 3, 1-4 p.m..


Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Join Mayor Cahn, Council for the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 11

Cherry Hill Township will welcome the holiday season as a community at the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 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, contact the Department of Recreation at (856) 488-7868 or events@chtownship.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.

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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