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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. 

Township News

Memorial Day Closing

The Municipal Building will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25 and will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday for regular scheduled business hours. 

While our offices are closed Monday, the Township will honor and remember those who have sacrificed their lives for our country at 10:45 a.m. on the grounds of the Municipal Complex, with a special flyover tribute by the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard. Please see the event listing below for complete details on Monday's Ceremony. 

  • Residents are advised that louder-than-normal aircraft noise will accompany the flyover, and may be heard for quite a distance from the Municipal Building. 
Memorial Day
Please join us on Monday, May 28, for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony.

Memorial Day 2018: Township Ceremony, Military Fly-over to Honor the Fallen

I want to invite all Cherry Hill residents to join us on Monday, May 28, for our annual Memorial Day ceremony at Town Hall, a solemn remembrance to honor all those who have given their lives in service to the United States. As part of this year's tribute, we are honored to have received approval (weather-permitting) for a military flyover by two F16 jets from the New Jersey Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing in Atlantic CityTo accommodate this year's special edition, our ceremony will begin promptly at 10:45 a.m., at the War Memorial outside of the Municipal Complex, 820 Mercer St.

As in previous years, we will come together to pay special tribute to Cherry Hill residents killed in action since World War II, and recognize surviving veterans who have passed away in the last year. Please bring your family and join us for this free, all-weather ceremony, which will be followed by a free lunch. While I know many local families celebrate Memorial Day as the first official weekend of summer, I hope you will take just an hour of your holiday to help give thanks to all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

Special thanks to our community partners,
Spivak Jewelers, Penn Medicine of Cherry Hill, and Wegmans for their support of this important event. 

Locustwood
Mayor Cahn, Council, and Senator Beach listen as deceased veterans' names are read at Locustwood Cemetery.

Mayor Cahn, Council Join Veterans' at Annual Service at Locustwood

I was honored to be joined by Councilwomen Jacobs, Kane, and Doshi, as well as members of the Cherry Hill Police Department and Fire Department, at the annual graveside memorial service at Locustwood, hosted by the members of Jewish War Veterans Post 126.


On behalf of the members of Council and myself, I'd like to thank our local veterans' organizations for their continued efforts to honor and remember all those who have served our country, but especially those who have given their lives to ensure our continued life, liberty and security. 

May 21
Cherry Hill Planning Board Meeting will be held on Monday, May 21.

Cherry Hill Township Planning Board Meeting

On Monday, May 21, at 7:30 pm, the Cherry Hill Township Planning Board, at its regularly scheduled meeting, will review and make recommendations on the Victory Refrigeration Redevelopment Plan. The proposed transit-oriented Redevelopment Plan builds off improved connections to PATCO’s Woodcrest Station, I-295, and nearby employment centers, with the goal of providing a transit-oriented village that will emerge as a walkable, mixed-use neighborhood with housing, open space, shopping and dining options. Thought of as a whole, the proposed Victory Redevelopment Area will become Cherry Hill’s first true transit-oriented development. By incorporating a pleasant and comprehensive network of sidewalks throughout the site and to the Woodcrest Station, city commuters will no longer be forced to make the daily drive into Philadelphia. By providing space for convenient nearby restaurants and services, the residents and nearby workers could enjoy a meal, pick up their dry cleaning, or grab a cup of coffee without ever getting in their cars. The requirements of the Redevelopment Plan for architecture, site planning, network connectivity, and land uses will ensure that the Victory Redevelopment Area becomes the transit-oriented jewel of Cherry Hill Township. To view the proposed Redevelopment Plan, please click here.

Monday night’s meeting will take place in the N. John Amato Council Chambers in Town Hall, 820 Mercer Street.  If recommended by the Planning Board, the Plan will then be considered for adoption by Township Council at a future date, with public notice on the Township’s website and Facebook page.

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Save the date for Cherry Hill's 2018 Restaurant Week.

Savor the Date: Restaurant Week Returns

Together with Township Council, I am pleased to once again present one of Cherry Hill's premier events, Cherry Hill Restaurant Week. This year, Restaurant Week will feature nine days of incredible deals at some of Cherry Hill's finest eateries.

From August 11th to 19th, guests will enjoy specially selected, 3-course dinner menus for either $25, $35 or $40 per person. Several restaurants will also offer a 2-course lunch menu for $15 or $20. 

To stay up to date with all of the participating restaurants, be sure to like Cherry Hill Restaurant Week on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Check back often as we add participating restaurants.

Restaurants interested in participating should contact the Mayor's Office for more information. 

Parks
Join Mayor and Council at the ribbon cutting ceremonies for the newly revamp parks. 

Mayor & Council to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for Newly Revamped Neighborhood Parks

I would  like to cordially invite residents to attend the ribbon cutting ceremonies for our newly redone neighborhoods parks. We are currently revamping four of our community parks which will include new themes and equipment – making them a destination for residents all over town. Please join us! 

Jeremy Kane Playground
Tuesday, May 22 at 4:30 p.m. at Queen Anne & Brian Dr.


Woodland Park
Thursday, May 24 at 4:00 p.m. at 550 Third Ave W. 


Gregory Dalessio Park
Wednesday, May 30 at 4:00 p.m. at 36 Ivy Lane

Ashland Playground 
Tuesday, June 5 at 4:00 p.m. at 300 Carolina Avenue
Click it or Ticket
Cherry Hill Police Officers encourages residents to buckle up.

"Click It or Ticket" Campaign

Cherry Hill Police Department will be cracking down on unbuckled motorist and passengers as part of the nationwide "Click It or Ticket" campaign from May 21 - June 3. 

The annual initiative includes high visibility law enforcement seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, as well as local and national publicity designed to ensure that drivers and passengers recognize the life-saving value of seat belts.

To learn more, click here.  

Morning Fun

Registration is now open for Morning Fun.

Register Now for Summer Programs

Register Now for Summer Programs Registration is now open for summer classes and programs offered through the Township's Recreation Department, including the popular Morning Fun Summer Camp. All summer programs are available for online registration. Morning Fun is open to children ages 6 through 6th grade, and includes weekly field trips to destinations across Cherry Hill.

An early-bird rate of $50 ($45 for each sibling) is in effect for families who register by May 29. To take a look at all of this Summer's Recreation programs and classes, visit the CommunityPass online registration portal. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at (856) 488-7868, or e-mail Recreation@chtownship.com
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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.

trash pick up
Trash and recycling bin guidelines.

Trash and Recycling Bin Guidelines

Just a reminder to residents: In order to help keep Cherry Hill looking its best, please follow these property maintenance guidelines on your property. 

  • All trash and recycling should be permanently stored in containers in the rear or side yards.
  • Trash and recycling waste should not be placed at the curb prior to 5:30 p.m. the night before your scheduled collection day and no later than 7 a.m. on collection day. Trash improperly placed at the curb for collection is handled by Cherry Hill Public Works Department. To report improperly placed trash please contact the Department of Public Works at 856-424-4422.
Shredding Event
Camden County holds shredding event on May 19.

Upcoming Events

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.

National Trails Day
Join us for National Trail day this Saturday.

National Trail Day

The Cherry Hill Environmental Board will be making trail improvements at Croft Farm (100 Bortons Mill Road) removing invasive species, and picking up trash along the trails on Saturday, May 19 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Interested participants should wear work clothes, bring insect repellent and sunscreen. Crews may be sent to various locations after first starting out at Croft.

For more information, 856-488-7868 or Events@CHTownship.com.
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Attend the J.F. Cooper Elementary School Carnival on May 19.

J.F. Cooper Elementary School Carnival 

Join J.F. Cooper Elementary School on Saturday, May 19 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for their annual Spring Carnival. This major school function is a primary source for the PTA fundraising efforts. Specifically the J.F. Cooper PTA is raising money for technology for students to enhance their classroom learning experience.  

The event is the largest carnival of any of the schools. There will be massive inflatables, rides, games, food, Touch a Truck, activities with the Cherry Hill Police Department, music, raffles and prizes. J.F. Cooper Elementary School is seeking volunteers to help with the event. If you are interested, please email Amanda LeeMasci.
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Join the the Cherry Hill Police Department as they participate in the 4th Annual Veterans Haven 5K and 1 Mile Walk.

4th Annual Veterans Haven 5K & 1 Mile Walk

Join the the Cherry Hill Police Department as they participate in the 4th Annual Veterans Haven 5K and 1 Mile Walk sponsored by the American Legion Post 38 and Camden County Freeholders. 


The event is aimed at assisting homeless veterans and will be held on Sunday, May 20, start time at 9:00 a.m. at Cooper River. Proceeds of this event give financial support to homeless and unemployed veterans. For registration and further details, please click here. Please come out and show your support for a great cause!

Torch Run
Mark your calendars for Law Enforcement Torch Run on June 8.

Law Enforcement Torch Run

The 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run will be held on Friday, June 8. Cherry Hill will be assigned Run #14 which arrives in Cherry Hill at 1:40 p.m. The route this year will enter Cherry Hill at Rt. 38 & Coles and will be for a total of five miles through Cherry Hill Township.

 
Participants are encouraged to run at least one mile. (The pace is set for a ten minute mile). Proceeds from the run benefit Special Olympics of New Jersey. For more information, please visit their website

Philly Cuzz Dance Party
Come out to Philly Cuzz Dance Party on June 9! 

Philly Cuzz Dance Party

Enjoy an evening of dancing and music with Philly Cuzz as he takes you down memory lane with songs from Philadelphia Bandstand to Disco on Saturday, June 9 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The event will take place at Croft Farm Arts Center (100 Bortons Mill Rd.). Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. 

For more information, please call 856-488-7868 or join the Facebook event page. To purchase tickets, visit our website.

Badges and Bagels
Join CHPD for Badges and Bagels on Sunday, June 10.

Badges & Bagels

The Cherry Hill Police Department invites all community members to join them for "Badges and Bagels" on Sunday, June 10th from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m at The Bagel Spot located at 600 Kings Highway.

Officers from the Department will come together with residents to discuss community issues, learn more about each other and build positive relationships over a bagel and complimentary cup of coffee. Their mission is to advance the practice of community policing through improving relations between police officers and community members in a relaxed environment with one-on-one interaction. All members of the community are invited to attend and we hope to see you and your families there!
Flower Show
Join us for the Cherry Hill Flower Show.

Cherry Hill Flower Show

Please join us at the Cherry Hill Flower Show on Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Carmen Tilelli Community Center (820 Mercer St.). Guests will enjoy delightful miniature and themed flower arrangements, house and outdoor potted plants, garden specimens grown by your neighbors, and beautiful horticultural-themed photographs. Ribbons will be awarded in 42 categories. 

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information about the Flower Show, please contact Twyla Bevilacqua, HSSJ President, at 856-325-7401 or Peggy Wysocki, Chairman of Flower Show. 

CH LIB

Cherry Hill Library

Mess Fest has a NEW Date and Time!

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the Cherry Hill Public Library is rescheduling Mess Fest! Join them on Saturday, May 26 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  for the gooiest, slimiest and messiest activities and experiments for kids. Don’t wear your nice clothes because it’s going to get M-E-S-S-Y! Free and open to the public. Join this event on Facebook.

Here & Now: A Memory Cafe

Here & Now is a new monthly program which allows for people with dementia diagnoses and their care partners to meet and socialize. Join us on Monday, May 21 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for a short presentation outlining how the program works before opening up to group interactions. Light refreshments will be served. Click here to register or call 856-903-1226.

Community Flea Market and Yard Sale

The Friends of the Library invite you to join the fun of an outdoor community flea market and yard sale on Saturday, May 26 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Stop by the Library’s Parking Lot to see if a bargain treasure awaits you! (Rain Date: Sunday, May 27.) Sell Your Stuff! Vendor spots are still available for $25 each. To reserve, please call Jim Gibson at 609-405-7011 or email jjrmp6773@gmail.com

Seniors
There are so many activities for seniors to keep active in Cherry Hill. 

Senior Citizens

Active Seniors

There is a lot of literature supporting the idea that keeping healthy and living longer is helped by keeping active, eating well, and interacting with others. Cherry Hill offers many programs to Senior Citizens on physical activity at all levels; many are free or discounted for seniors. They range from chair yoga and meditation, yoga, square dancing, line dancing, and many more. Click here to view programs offered.

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

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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