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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. 
Happy Holidays!
On behalf of the Township Council, have a safe and healthy holiday!

Township News

Holiday Closing, Trash will be collected on Tuesday, December 26

Municipal Offices will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22 in observance of the Christmas holiday and will remain closed on Christmas, Monday, December 25. 

There will be no trash, recycling, or yard-waste collection on December 25. Monday's routes will be collected Tuesday; the rest of the week will be collected as scheduled. For more information on trash or recycling, call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422, or Republic Services of NJ at (856) 234-4000.

On behalf of myself and the members of Township Council, we wish everyone a very safe, happy and healthy holiday!
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Cherry Hill Police cracking down on impaired driving through the New Year. 

Police to Crack Down on Impaired Driving From Now Through the New Year

Cherry Hill Police Officers will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Now through January 1, 2018, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education. During the last five years, New Jersey has experienced nearly 40,000 alcohol involved crashes resulting in more than 750 fatalities. This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent. 

Master Plan 2017
Let us know how you feel about Cherry Hill Township.

Master Plan Survey

As we prepare for a number of public meetings seeking further input into the Township’s Master Plan, we would once again like to ask our residents to take a few moments of their time and take the online survey. The Master Plan is a document created to guide Cherry Hill Township in establishing land uses in the long-term. It is based on analysis of physical features, socioeconomic data, and emerging trends within the Township and through input from our residents. It establishes goals and policies for future development, while setting forth recommendations to guide planning decisions that will achieve a desired relationship among future land uses.


This survey provides you with the opportunity to let us know how you feel about Cherry Hill Township, from a variety of perspectives including, land use, zoning, transportation, transit, schools, commerce, and others. This recently updated survey also provides you with an opportunity to provide direct input so you can let us know how you think we can all work together to make Cherry Hill a great place to live and work for all of our community stakeholders.

Visit our Plan Cherry Hill page to find more information about the Master Plan process and take the survey.

Jim Bannar
Councilman Jim Bannar was honored for his eight years of service to the Township.

Councilman Jim Bannar Concludes His Term

On December 11, Councilman James Bannar was honored after serving eight years as a member of the Cherry Hill Township Council. 

Councilman Bannar’s years of commitment and dedication as a public servant – both personally and professionally - are commendable, he has served our community with distinction, always going the extra mile for our community and showing an extraordinary level of caring for all of our residents. 

On December 31, 2017, Councilman Jim Bannar will conclude his term in office. I along with Council extend our wishes to Jim as he begins the next chapter in his life. 
Holiday Lighting

Residents Get into the Holiday Spirit at the Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony 

On Monday night, many Cherry Hill residents gathered to help kick off the start of the holiday season at the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony held at the Carman Tilelli Community Center. 

The event was filled with local performers that brought the holiday spirit along with a special appearance from Santa who helped count down to the lighting of the Township Christmas Tree and Menorah. We are so happy to celebrate the different faiths and beliefs of our Cherry Hill residents. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, we are proud to be able to come together at events like this as a community during this joyful time of year. 

Ribbon Cutting
Mayor Cahn welcomed Pain Instacare Cherry Hill to the Shoppes at Holly Ravine.

Mayor Cahn Welcomes Pain Instacare

On Monday, I joined Pain Instacare Cherry Hill to celebrate the opening of their new facility at the Shoppes At Holly Ravine.

Pain Instacare is adding a new dimension in controlling pain. It's a narcotic free treatment with emphasis on education, prevention, life style modifications, and the most sophisticated treatment available of interventional pain management.

We are excited to have Pain Instacare Cherry Hill within our community.  

Registration is Now Open for Winter Recreation Programs and Classes 

Registration is now open for all programs and classes offered by the Township Recreation Department this winter. 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, be sure to check out the following classes:

Cherry Hill Recreation

Youth Classes

Cherry Hill Varsity Lacrosse: Dodging and Shooting Clinic 
T
his very light contact lacrosse clinic is comprised of all facets of dodging and shooting for all skill levels, for boys and girls ages 5-14.
 
Stopmotion Pro (children ages 9-15)
Learn how in Stopmotion Pro! Students will build a fully articulated puppet, make all the props and bring their imagined world to life with a professional stop motion set.
 
Cherry Hill Opening Day Baseball Camp (children in grades 3-8)
The Cherry Hill Baseball Opening Day 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. The Cherry Hill Baseball Opening Day Camp guarantees high-level instruction provided by coaches who have a genuine interest in the development of future high school ball players in the Cherry Hill area.


Adult/Seniors Classes
Traditional Chinese Painting
This class will introduce the basics of traditional Chinese painting using specialized materials and techniques with step-by-step instruction. Materials will be provided. No experience is necessary.
 
Tole Painting
Tole Painting is the folk art of decorative painting on surfaces such as wood, tin, slate, candles, paper mache, glass and so much more! You will receive step-by-step instruction; no prior experience is necessary. A List of proper supplies needed for your first class will be available upon registration.
 
Basic Spanish
Basic Spanish is an introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills. Learn greetings, the alphabet, pronunciation, numbers and more! 
 
Intermediate Spanish
This course will provide you with more advanced knowledge of the Spanish vocabulary as well as using proper grammar.  By continuing to develop your Spanish writing, reading and conversational skills, you will be well on your way to mastering this foreign language.

For additional winter program information or to register for any recreation program, please go to our websitePlease register by December 22, to take advantage of any possible early bird registration rates! For any questions, please call the recreation department at 856-488-7868.

CH Fire Department - Santa
2017 Santa Tour wraps up this weekend. 

Upcoming Events

Santa Tour Comes to a Close this Weekend

The 2017 Santa Tour is officially underway! With the help of the Cherry Hill Fire Department, Santa will be making special appearances around Cherry Hill neighborhoods from now through Saturday, December 16. 

Check out our "interactive map" on our website to see when Santa will be arriving to your neighborhood this December. 

Please note: All dates and times are subject to change due to emergency responses, weather, etc. At all times, emergency operations are our priority.

Senior Citizens

Cherry Hill residents enjoy the finest nearby health care facilities. It is beneficial to have information ready before there is a need to see a doctor. For emergencies call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.  For non-emergency medical treatment you may want to visit one of the many urgent care centers in Cherry Hill.  Take time to identify a center you would use if you have need of medical care; contact the center, learn of their hours and policies and if they accept your insurance or what their charges may be. If the urgent care center is connected with your regular doctor, they may have your medical information available which could be helpful and save time. 

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.
Tree Decorating
Senior residents decorated for the Holiday Lighting Ceremony.

Senior Residents Decorate for the Holidays 

Senior residents got into the holiday spirit when they helped decorate the Carman Tilelli Community Center during their holiday decorating party last week. 

The party brought together our senior residents during this joyous time of year as they helped us decorate for our annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony and brought the season alive with their holiday spirit. 

Cherry Hill Public School

School News

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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