Cherry Hill Township Logo
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. 

Township News

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 Dr. Joseph Meloche. Dr. Meloche was honored for receiving the New Jersey PTA Superintendent of the Year Award. Congratulations, Dr. Meloche!

The Cherry Hill JVA and Varsity Ice Hockey teams were both recognized for securing the South Jersey High Hockey League JVA Championship title and the South Jersey Hockey League Varsity Championship title for the second consecutive year. Great job on another successful year! 

Dr. Meloche

Mayor Cahn & Council honor Cherry Hill Superintendent, Dr. Joseph Meloche.

JVC Hockey Team

Mayor Cahn & Council recognized the Cherry Hill East JVC Hockey Team.

Varsity Hockey Team
Mayor Cahn & Council recognized the Cherry Hill East Varsity Hockey Team.
Take Your Child to Work Day

Township employees brought their children to work on Thursday to celebrate "Take your Child to Work Day" 

Kids Get Up-Close Look at Government on Take Your Children to Work Day

This past Thursday, we welcomed several special guests to Town Hall as employees brought their children to work as part of this year's Take Your Children to Work Day festivities.

The morning started off with a meet-and-greet where I talked to our "junior employees" about being Mayor of Cherry Hill, followed by a trip to our Community Policing Unit to receive their own special employee ID badges. A tour of Police Headquarters and an up-close look at a fire truck and Public Works vehicles rounded out the morning's activities. The day allows us to  empower our kids to learn about the many career choices they have and to inspire young people to dream. It is important to help children see the value of their education by linking it to the world of work, and I would like to thank all of the kids who participated for taking the opportunity to experience local government on a day-to-day basis.

Israel 70

Council President leads Israel 70 Parade

Council President Leads the Israel 70 Parade

Council President Fleisher and Councilwoman Jacobs attended the JCC Israel 70 Celebration on Sunday. The event started out with Council President Fleisher leading the parade from Cherry Hill East to the Katz JCC. The event included street performers, music, activities and so much more.

Eagle Scout
Cherry Hill resident earns Eagle Scout rank.

Cherry Hill Resident Earns Eagle Scout Rank

On Saturday, Council Vice President Lipsett and Councilwoman Doshi congratulated and presented Timothy Sullivan of Boy Scout Troop 170 with a special proclamation for earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. 

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, Timothy built and installed two Buddy Benches at JF Cooper Elementary School. Buddy Benches provide a safe and comforting place for children to foster friendship on the playground.

Congratulations, Timothy! Township Council and I wish you continued success in the future.
Councilwoman Doshi
Councilwoman Doshi and Senior Services Coordinator Gaye Pino speak to seniors.

Councilwoman Doshi Attends Luncheon

Last Friday, Councilwoman Doshi attended the Luncheon with the Arts at Croft Farm. The luncheon featured WHYY’s special 60-minute TV documentary on the Barnes Foundation, which tells the story of Dr. Albert C. Barnes and his noteworthy, priceless art collection, and details the design and construction of the Barnes Building.

CHALL Opening Day
Councilwoman Jacobs and Doshi attend the Cherry Blossom Luncheon.

Council Attend Cherry Hill Blossom Luncheon

Council President Fleisher, Councilwoman Doshi and Councilwoman Jacobs attended the Cherry Blossom Luncheon hosted by the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association last Saturday.

The Civic Association awarded scholarships to outstanding young people in the community.


CHALL

Council President Fleisher and Councilman Bauerle Attend CHYAA Opening Day.

Council President Fleisher and Councilman Bauerle Attend CHYAA Opening Day

On Sunday, Council President Fleisher and Councilman Bauerle attended the Cherry Hill Youth Athletic Association's Opening Day.

Best of luck to the players and coaches!

Fox Rehab
Councilwoman Doshi presented Fox Rehabilitation Center with a proclamation.

Cherry Hill Township Recognizes Parkinson's Awareness Month

This week, Councilwoman Doshi presented Cherry Hill's Fox Rehabilitation with a proclamation for Parkinson's Awareness Month. The Cherry Hill’s Fox Rehabilitation offers a monthly support group for individuals with Parkinson’s and their families, an important resource for those struggling with this terrible disease in our own community.

We thank them for their continued efforts to end this disease.

CHALL

Councilman Bauerle attends CHALL Opening Day

Councilman Attends CHALL Opening Day

Councilman Bauerle attended the Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League’s Opening Day on Saturday alongside special guest the Phillie Phanatic.

We wish all of the Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League teams a fun and successful year!

CHPD event

Council attends the Feed My Starving Children event. 

Councilwomen Attend the Feed My Starving Children Event

This weekend, Council Vice President Lipsett and Councilwoman Doshi attended the Feed My Starving Children event. The Councilwomen helped hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children which are then shipped to distribution partners.

Chapel Ave.
Don't miss the Chapel Avenue Cherry Blossoms!

Spring in Bloom: Don't miss the Cherry Blossoms along Chapel Ave!

Spring has sprung, and the blooms are starting to appear all over the beautiful cherry trees that line Chapel Avenue!

Enjoy the beautiful Spring weather and visit the magnificent two-mile stretch of vibrant, pink cherry blossoms that line Chapel Avenue, from Haddonfield Road to Kings Highway. Every year around mid-April, thousands of the stunning pink-and-white blooms emerge, and symbolize everything wonderful about Cherry Hill. The first trees were planted back in 1972, by a group of civic-minded residents who wanted to unite the community around a common source of pride. Four decades later, these blossoms remain a favorite of residents across Cherry Hill and have become a destination in their own right.

If you haven’t seen them, you are missing out. Visit Chapel Avenue this weekend with your friends and your families, and see how special they are for yourself. To read more about the history of the cherry blossoms and their special place in our community, click here.

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.

photo
The Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival takes place April 28.

Upcoming Events

Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival

It’s here! Saturday, April 28 is the 9th Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival day, 10:00 a.m. at historic Croft Farm on Bortons Mill Road.

Plan your day starting with 8:30 a.m. with yoga or a bike ride. There will be bike valet parking. Mayor Cahn, Township Council, School Superintendent Dr. Joe Meloche and Sustainable Cherry Hill will welcome 5,000 visitors during the opening ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Here’s more to enjoy!
  • Reduce Plastic – Fantastic! Drop off plastic shopping bags for recycling and plastic bottle caps for a kiddie craft.
  • Earth Fest ‘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
  • Upcycle, donate and recycle - near the main Croft Farm driveway: Wire hangers (no dry-cleaning plastic), Plastic shopping-grocery bags: Thank you - Ravitz Shoprite, Rechargeable batteries: AAA, AA, D, C, 9V only, Gently worn shoes – pairs only, Cherry Hill Food Bank & Food Bank of South Jersey booths: non-perishable food, Cherry Hill Library booth: gently used books
  • Plant swap: bring your wrapped, labeled perennials and take home new varieties and get Master Gardener and Horticultural Society advice.
  • Rain barrel demonstration
  • Celebrate with two stages of free entertainment – Phillie Phanatic (lunch hour); East Cougar and West Lion all day!
  • Cherry Hill Fire and Police Departments (fire truck 11:30 A.M.)
  • Healthy food and 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.
BFSC
Barclay Farm Swim & Social Club is hosting a Clothing Fundraiser from May 3-5. 

Barclay Farm Swim Club Hosts Clothing Fundraiser

Barclay Farm Swim Club is hosting a Clothing Fundraiser for gently used clothing for all seasons. The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The drop off location is at 315 Whitemarch Way in Cherry Hill. For a complete list of items to be donated, please visit the website.  
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 7:00 p.m. 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.

The Magic Flute
The next Senior Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 11 at 11 a.m. at Croft Farm.

Senior Citizens

Senior Luncheon 

The next Senior Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Croft Farm. The event costs $5 in advanced and $8 at the door for lunch and the screening of The Magic Flute (filmed Opera). Tickets can be purchased online or in Room 102 in Town Hall. If you have any questions, please call 856-488-7868 or visit our website

There are many activities geared towards seniors in Cherry Hill. Information is on the Cherry Hill website and you can sign up for the Adult-Living Monthly newsletter. The newsletter lists upcoming events, news, programs, and services for our over 55 year old residents. The newsletter will be sent by e-mail to those who are on the gold card list and it can be accessed on line at the Cherry Hill website.

If you have any questions about the Senior Services or activities, please contact Gaye Pino, Senior Services Program Coordinator at gpino@chtownship.com or 856-661-4800.  Gaye welcomes your questions and suggestions on all issues that affect our Senior community.

Spring Clean Up

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, email Alliance@cherryhillpolice.com.

Stay in Touch

Stay in Touch

There are many ways to find the latest information about what's going on in Cherry Hill. 

For up-to-the-minute updates on any subject, call my office at (856) 488-7878 or visit our municipal website at www.CherryHill-NJ.com

If you know someone who would like to receive our e-mail updates, please refer them to the "Notify Me" section of our 
website
.

Also, follow us on our social media accounts by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter and Instagram for the most-up-to-date information.
 

Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

Powered by CivicSend - A product of CivicPlus