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 continues across Cherry Hill. 


Township News

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.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day -
Honoring All Who Served

Veterans Day is a day to honor those who served who have the fortune of coming back home. We should be honoring America’s veterans every day of the year.

November 11 is a national day to recognize the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes
To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day. In observance of Veteran's Day, Cherry Hill Municipal Building will be closed Friday, November 10. Trash and recycling will still be collected, as regularly scheduled.

Shedding Event 2017
Mayor Cahn is joined by volunteers from Cherry Hill High Schools East and West at the shredding event last Sunday.

Township Hosted Annual Shredding & Recycling Event  

It was another successful year at the annual Shredding & Recycling Day! Over 300 residents joined us on Sunday, November 5 for this once-a-year event which allowed residents to dispose of items that aren’t normally collected on other trash days including old documents that were securely shredded, “rigid plastics”, plastic bags, old motor oil, and more. 

This year, we continued our partnership with Cherry Hill Food Pantry and are thrilled to have collected more donations than last year. Thank you to all the residents who helped support local families in need by bringing nonperishable food donations to the Shredding and Recycling event. Also, a big thank you to all our volunteers who helped make this years event a true success, we couldn't do it without you!


Veterans Day
Mayor Cahn, along with Council members Sara Lipsett, Carolyn Jacobs and Brian Bauerle 

Mayor Cahn Honors Our Veterans During Ceremony at Avista Care

While tomorrow is the the day our nation officially sets aside as Veterans Day, Cherry Hill was home to several special events aimed at honoring and thanking the men and women of our Armed Forces. I was fortunate, along with the members of Council, to attend a ceremony at Avista Heath Care on Chapel Avenue. The ceremony highlighted the service of our aging veterans, and included remarks for active-duty members of the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines. It was a truly moving and emotional ceremony honoring all our American Heroes and I could not have been prouder to witness such a fitting tribute to those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom. On behalf of the entire Cherry Hill community, thank you to all our vetereans, past, present and future, for everything you do to protect us, and our way of life. We will never forget your service and sacrifice.

Stockton Food Drive
Council Woman Carole Roskoph presents Richard Stockton Elementary School a proclamation for their successful food drive.

Stockton Elementary School Donates Over 1,600 Pounds of Food to People in Need

On Wednesday afternoon, Council and I were able to recognize Richard Stockton Elementary School for their kindness, generosity and positive community spirit for all their effort to help feed local families in need during this holiday season. Principal James Riordan organized a food drive within the school community to provide Cherry Hill Food Pantry with donations to help serve over six hundred families each month within Cherry Hill and bordering towns. 

Despite so many negative stories we hear in our world, there are so many wonderful and positive things occurring right here in Cherry Hill. As Mayor, and on behalf of Cherry Hill Food Pantry, we thank the entire Stockton community who contributed to this food drive and for doing your part to make a difference in the lives of local families in need. 

Food Drive

Thanksgiving Food Drive

It’s the season of giving and Cherry Hill Recreation is helping feed our hungry neighbors by collecting nonperishable food donations now through Friday, November 17. Donations will go directly to the Cherry Hill Food Pantry and Jewish Family and Children’s Services.

Your donation will make a meaningful difference in the life of a local family.
Drop off locations 
1)Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building
2)Cherry Hill Public Library    3)Croft Farms Art Center
Hours for drop-off vary at different locations. For more information call 856-488-7868.

Kids First Ribbon Cutting
Mayor Cahn and Councilwoman Carolyn Jacobs welcome KIDS FIRST Swim School to the Springdale Plaza

Mayor Cahn and Council Welcome KIDS FIRST Swim School

On Wednesday, I along with Council woman Carolyn Jacobs joined the KIDS FIRST Swim School to celebrate the opening of the new their new facility in Springdale Plaza.

KIDS FIRST Swim Schools are the world’s largest provider of year round warm water swimming instruction, operating 32 locations across 5 states, teaching over 150,000 students annually. We are excited to welcome KIDS FIRST Swim School to our community and look forward to their investment in our children’s swimming safety. 

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.

f 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.

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!

Forgotten railroad

Upcoming Events

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

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

Meet people and get healthier

Senior Citizens are such an asset to our community. Cherry Hill is a wonderful place for Seniors to flourish and be happy close to family, friends and members of religious communities.  There are so many programs that benefit Seniors from Cherry Hill township, Cherry Hill Library,  and also from Camden County and the State of NJ.  It is a good idea to sign up for regular updates on events.  You can sign up for township events and other notifications by going to  the link    
http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/list.aspx .   

Learn of all the events happening “Just for Seniors” from Camden County by signing up for the weekly county newsletter http://www.camdencounty.com

For a complete listing of Senior Programs from the State of New Jersey visit the website http://www.state.nj.us/nj/community/senior/

For any questions, problems, suggestions or general information on Seniors, contact Gaye Pino, Senior Services Program Coordinator for Cherry Hill.  Gaye is happy to answer questions, find information, listen to suggestions and help in any way through programs available to the Senior Residents of Cherry Hill.  Gaye can be reached at gpino@chtownship.com or by phone 856-661-4800.


School News

Latest news from the Cherry Hill School District

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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