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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. 
Great Kindness Challenge.

Dr. Meloche, Mayor Cahn, BOE member Carol Matlack, Principal Eugene Park, and Councilwoman Doshi cheer on students at the kick off to Great Kindness Challenge.

Township News

Mayor Cahn and Councilwoman Doshi Attend Kindness Challenge Kick-off Event

On January 22, Councilwoman Doshi and I helped kick-off Russell Knight’s Great Kindness Challenge by cheering on students and creating a human kindness tunnel. 

The Great Kindness Challenge is a nationwide proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that is devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible to improve school climates and increase student engagement.

I am thrilled that our community and schools are coming together to celebrate kindness and make a difference. 

Eagle Scout
Council members present Cherry Hill Eagle Scout with proclamation. 

Cherry Hill Resident Earns Eagle Scout Rank

On Sunday, Township Council congratulated Cherry Hill resident Karl Eberhardt of Boy Scout Troop 70, who has earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. 

Councilwoman Jacobs, Councilwoman Roskoph, Councilwoman Doshi, and Councilman Bauerle presented this remarkable young man with a special proclamation. 

Eagle Scout is the highest rank a Scout can earn. It requires Scouts to plan and execute a community service project, earn various merit badges and demonstrate leadership within their troop. For his project, Karl organized, procured material, and managed the installation of several cherry trees on Chapel Avenue, whose annual blossoming has become legendary, drawing visitors from across the region to the bustling residential street to take in the beauty of the trees. 

Congratulations Karl! Township Council and I wish you continued success in the future.

Mayor Cahn and Council Recognize Residents at Council Meeting

During this week's Council Meeting, Township Council and I recognized several Cherry Hill residents for their contributions and dedication to our community. 

The first to receive a proclamation at Monday’s meeting was David Snyder, one of our community’s most respected leaders, as he moves on from Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council to Executive Director of Maccabi USA.  David has been instrumental in building a number of interfaith organizations that serve the entire South Jersey region and has worked tirelessly to promote respect, understanding, and friendship among the many faiths and cultures in Cherry Hill. We wish David all the best in his new endeavors. 
 
Charlie Miracola, President of the Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League (CHALL) for the past seventeen years, was honored for his service and devotion to the betterment of the community. Charlie, who has been a member of CHALL for thirty years, worked year round to make CHALL one of the top Little League organizations in New Jersey.  Charlie is stepping down as President, but his impact on CHALL will remain for decades to come. Thank you Charlie! 

The Cherry Hill Knights Football Team, who earned a Group 3, 115-lb Division Championship title this past Fall, was recognized for their hard work, dedication, sportsmanship, talent and exceptional team chemistry. Congratulations Knights!
David Snyder

Mayor Cahn & Township Council honored David Snyder, one of our community’s most respected leaders.

Charlie Mircola

Mayor Cahn & Council honor Charlie Miracola who committed himself to making Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League a better place for 33 years.

Cherry Hill Knights

Mayor Cahn & Council recognized the Cherry Hill Knights for earning a Group 3, 115-lb Division Championship title.

Senior Luncheon
Councilwoman Doshi and Senior Services Program Coordinator, Gaye Pino joined seniors at luncheon.

Councilwoman Doshi Attends Senior Citizen Luncheon

Councilwoman Doshi joined Cherry Hill senior citizens last Friday at the Township’s Senior Luncheon held at the Katz JCC. The event, Songs of Sinatra and Friends, featured singer Lenny King who has performed in various Broadway shows such as Kismet, Guys & Dolls, Good News, and more.  

Over 200 senior citizens attended the event cohosted by the JCC and sponsored by Penn Medicine. For information on future senior luncheons, visit our website.

      Purple Carpet Event
      Mayor Cahn and Councilman Bauerle attend Cherry Hill West event.

      Mayor Cahn and Township Council Attend Cherry Hill West's Purple Carpet Event

      Last Thursday, Township Council and I attended the "Purple Carpet" event at Cherry Hill West. This event was held to celebrate and watch the premiere of Class Room Close-Up, a half-hour television program that features innovative projects in New Jersey public schools. 
       
      Cherry Hill West was featured on Class Room Close-Up because of their partnership with Virtua Health. Students spend two days a week attending labs, observing virtual surgeries, doing clerical work and understanding what it takes to be a nurse.

      We are so proud of our students and their ambition to become successful adults.
      Meet Author/Illustrator Matt Phelan
      Cherry Hill Library hosts event with Author/Illustrator Matt Phelan.

      Upcoming Events

      Meet Author/Illustrator Matt Phelan

      Join the Cherry Hill Public Library in welcoming author and illustrator Matt Phelan on Wednesday, January 31 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. 

      Matt will be discussing his latest graphic novels and his work process. Books will be available for sale. This event is open to all ages, but Matt's books are written for upper elementary and middle school audience. 

      To register for this free event, please click here.
      Still Climbing
      Cherry Hill East and West students will celebration Black History Month during "Still Climbing."

      Still Climbing - Cherry Hill Students Celebrate Black History Month

      “Still Climbing” is a celebration of Black History Month presented by the Cherry Hill High School East and West African American Culture Clubs. The event, supported by the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association, will take place on Saturday, February 3 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Cherry Hill West Auditorium (2101 Chapel Ave.). 

      The afternoon will feature student performances and vendors. Tickets are $5 and vendor space is $25.


      For more information, please email Cathleen Jenkins for vendor information and to be on the program (Cherry Hill students only, PreK – 12).
      76ers Tickets
      Join the Cherry Hill Basketball Group at the 76ers game! 

      Cherry Hill Basketball Group Night

      Cheer on the Philadelphia 76ers as they take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, February 9 with the Cherry Hill Basketball Group. Tickets purchased through this group link will have access to VIP Early Entry warm-ups, meaning that you will be able to enter through the 11th St. entrance at 5:30 p.m. to watch private warm-ups from the first couple of rows in the arena! Each group member will receive a 76ers drawstring bag.

      Tickets are $33 per seat, located in the upper level behind the basket (sections 208-209). To purchase tickets, click here.  If there are no longer seats on the website, please contact Matt Julian at 215-558-2810 or mattjulian@sixers.com to book your seats!
      Garden State Film Festival
      The best of the Garden State Film Festival returns to Cherry Hill. 

      The Best of the Fest Returns

      I am proud to once again present an evening of The Best of the Garden State Film Festival this March at the Croft Farm Arts Center. The "Best of the Fest" has been a popular event for the last three years, giving attendees an intimate viewing of independent short films previously shown at the Garden State Film Festival. 

      Light refreshments will be served. The event will begin at 7;00 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Bortons Mill Road. It's never too early to secure your seat to this event! Tickets are $8 in advance, or $10 at the door.

      Click here to purchase tickets today. For more information, call (856) 488-7868, e-mail Arts@CHTownship.com, or join the Facebook event to receive updates.
      Ensemble Series
      Cherry Hill Ensemble Series continues with Boheme Opera this March.

      Ensemble Concert: Boheme Opera

      The Cherry Hill Ensemble Concert series continues on Sunday, March 4 with Boheme Opera. Boheme Opera Company will perform “The World’s Great Arias” featuring arias and duets from the classic Italian and French opera repertoire. Among the composers featured will be Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Donizetti to name a few.

      The event will take place at Croft Farm Arts Center (100 Bortons Mill Road), doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 ($12 for seniors with gold card; $5 for students). To purchase tickets, click here. For more information, please call 856-488-7868 or email Arts@CHTownship.com
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      AARP
      Cherry Hill Township offer free tax help for residents 55 and older.

      Senior Citizens

      Free Tax-Prep Help for Senior Residents

      Cherry Hill Township and AARP have once again partnered to offer seniors free tax-preparation assistance. From February 2 through April 17, AARP will be available every Tuesday and Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the N. John Amato Council Chambers at Town Hall. 

      Tax-Aide volunteers will help residents over 55 prepare their 2017 state and federal tax returns, as well as Homestead Benefit Credit and Property Tax Reimbursement forms. No appointments are necessary. Electronic filing and direct deposit are available to help expedite returns. Senior residents are asked to bring a copy of their 2016 returns, all relevant tax statements, receipts and forms, Social Security card or SSA-1099, Photo ID, and PTR Form (if one was mailed to you). 

      For more information, (888) AARP-NOW or visit www.AARP.org/taxaide.
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      Sincerely,
      Mayor Chuck Cahn

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