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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. 
Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts visit Mayor Cahn.

Township News

Mayor Cahn Welcomes Girl Scouts

Last week, I had the opportunity to welcome Girl Scout Troop #30062 to my office for a very special meet-and-greet and tour of Town Hall. The Girl Scouts asked so many great questions about the responsibility of a Mayor and also got a grand tour of Town Hall including the Council Chambers. 

Thank you Girl Scout Troop #30062 for your enthusiasm and for taking time to visit us and learning what it takes to make Cherry Hill such a great place to live! 

CHALL Opening Day
Council President Fleisher and Councilwoman Jacobs attend Opening Day. 

Council Attends Cherry Hill American Little League's Opening Day 

On Saturday, Council President David Fleisher and Councilwoman Carolyn Jacobs joined the Cherry Hill American Little League President, Bob Cardea for the Opening Ceremonies by throwing out the first pitch.

We wish all of the Cherry Hill American Little League players and coaches a fun and successful year!

Walk for Autism

Council attends Walk for Autism at Horace Mann Elementary School. 

Council President and Vice President Attend Autism Walk at Horace Mann

This past weekend, Council President David Fleisher and Council Vice President Sara Lipsett attended the Walk for Autism at Horace Mann Elementary School. 

For the past two years, students, faculty and staff at Horace Mann Elementary School come together to raise awareness on autism. Recognizing that autism is often diagnosed at an early age, Horace Mann Elementary School offers a host of special education and early-intervention programs to help our young people with autism to succeed, and to foster an understanding of autism among its students. 

CHPD event

Cherry Hill Police hold suicide prevention program. 

Cherry Hill Police Hold Annual Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program

On Tuesday, the Cherry Hill Police Department held their annual event, "This Life Counts." The event is aimed to prevent and raise awareness regarding youth suicide.

The annual event was made possible by CHPD and the Samost Jewish Family and Children's Services of Southern New Jersey, who made up a panel of mental health professionals, clinicians, and survivors that were able to speak on behalf of the topic and answer questions. We want to thank everyone who attended this great event and all those involved in planning.

NJAW
Routine flushing of the water distribution system goes thru Sat., June 9. 

2018 Hydrant Water Flushing Schedule

For the next several months, New Jersey American Water will be flushing the water distribution system in Cherry Hill. The work, which started this week, will run through June 9. Flushing ensures that residents continue to receive high quality water and also allows NJ American Water to monitor and maintain fire hydrants. When crews are working in your area, you may notice reduced pressure or discolored water. If your water is discolored, let it run until it runs clear before using. They should only take a few minutes.

For more information, please visit NJ American’s website.

Ensemble Series
Cherry Hill Ensemble Series continues with Symphony in C.

Upcoming Events

Ensemble Concert: Symphony in C

The Cherry Hill Ensemble Concert series continues on Sunday, April 22 with Symphony in C for an afternoon brass concert. Works will include Bernstein: Suite from West Side Story, Pops, Classical, Jazz and Rock arrangements as well as more serious brass music. 

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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The Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival takes place April 28.

Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival

Happy Earth Day! While the official celebration is April 22, join South Jersey’s largest celebration on Saturday, April 28th for the 9th Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival starting at 10:00 a.m. at historic Croft Farm on Bortons Mill Road. Our 90+ Earth Festival displays, two stages of entertainment, healthy food for purchase, plastic bottle cap kiddie-craft and more is our region’s major celebration of the 49th Earth Day celebrated world-wide: Here are events taking place April 28th:
  • Reduce Plastic – Fantastic! Drop off plastic shopping bags for recycling and plastic bottle caps for a kiddie craft; also drop off: rechargeable batteries; wire hangers, gently used pairs of shoes.
  • Refill your reusable bottle at NJ American’s Puddles truck; please – no plastic water-drink bottles.
  • Pick up Cherry Hill Township free lawn/leaf paper bags + recycling information
  • BIKE to Croft Farm – Free bike valet parking
  • Warm-Up:’ FREE 8:30 a.m. lawn yoga; 10:30 chair yoga led by LourdesCare’s Michele Carlino. Bring your mat or chair; sessions are all-weather.
  • Donate: Cherry Hill Food Pantry: non-perishable food and Cherry Hill Library booth: gently used books
  • Plant swap: bring your wrapped, labeled garden perennials and take home new varieties and get Master Gardener and Horticultural Society advice.
  • Celebrate with two stages of free entertainment – Phillie Phanatic (lunch hour); East Cougar and West Lion all day!
  • Enjoy Flying Fish local beer – with ID
  • Visit Cherry Hill’s Art Blooms – last weekend at the Arts Center (closes April 28).
For more festival information visit their website or contact Brenda Jorett, Festival Producer.
Dancing with CH Stars
Get your tickets now for Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars.

Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars Returns

The Cherry Hill Education Foundation is presenting “Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars” on Sunday, May 6 at 7 pm in the Auditorium at Cherry Hill High School West.

Please join us as we celebrate the 11th year of this family entertainment! In addition to 16 couples dancing in competition, and in keeping with our “Patriotic” theme, the Cherry Hill Education Foundation will be recognizing and honoring our local veterans and active duty military. Voting/donating to your favorite dance couple is available online and you may purchase tickets on the same website. Tickets are $25, $15 for seniors over age 55 and $15 for students 18 and under. All proceeds benefit the Cherry Hill Schools.

Shredding Event
Camden County holds shredding event on May 19.

2018 Camden County Shredding Event

The Camden County Board of Freeholders presents a free paper shredding event from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 to help prevent identity theft and protect the environment. The shredding event is free for Camden County residents.

No businesses are accepted. Shredding is held rain or shine. The shredding will be held at Camden County College in Blackwood in the parking lot off of Peter Cheeseman Road. For more information, please visit their event page.

Spring Clean Up

Senior Citizens

Senior Prescription Drop Off

It’s that time of year again -time to clean out your medicine cabinets and safely dispose of expired and unwanted prescription drugs. On Monday, May 14  from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., members of the Cherry Hill Police Department will be on hand at the Carman Tilelli Community Center to speak about the dangers associated with illegal narcotic pill use. In addition, a physical therapist will also be on hand to discuss alternatives to prescription drugs for treating pain, as well as demonstrate techniques for keeping your body healthy.

And, of course, please join us also for some BINGO and a free lunch! To register for this event and for more information, please visit our website.

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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