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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. The Cherry Hill Library will also be closed on Monday, May 28.

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. 

Decou
Mayor and Council members attends re-dedication to DeCou Sport Complex.

Mayor, Council Attend DeCou Sport Complex Rededication and Ribbon Cutting

Last Thursday, Mayor Cahn, Council President Fleisher and Councilwomen Kane, Jacobs, and Doshi officially opened the newly renovated turf fields at Decou Sport Complex.

This past March, the turf fields at both Decou and Upper Chapel Avenue Avenue were completely replaced, providing new, safer, state-of-the-art turf fields for the many youth athletic teams and community groups that utilize these fields. We cannot wait to watch our sports teams compete on the new fields! 

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Mayor and Council members attend ribbon cutting ceremony to Woodland Park. 

Mayor, Council Attend Woodland Park Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Yesterday, Council Members joined me to officially open the newly renovated Woodland Park playground.

Council and I unveiled the park’s exciting new train theme and welcomed members of the community to visit park. I hope to see children and families enjoying this new playground for years to come!

Spencer Levy
Cherry Hill resident earns Eagle Scout rank.

Cherry Hill Resident Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Yesterday, Council President Fleisher and Vice President Lipsett congratulated and presented Spencer Levy of Boy Scout Troop 167 with a special proclamation for earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. 

Eagle Scout is the highest rank a Scout can earn and requires Scouts to plan and execute a community service project, earn various merit badges and demonstrate leadership within their troop. For his project, Spencer built a Little Free Library on Partridge Lane at Fox Hollow Swim Club.

Congratulations, Spencer! Township Council and I wish you continued success in the future.
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Councilwoman Doshi supports Cherry Hill Police at the 4th Annual Veterans Haven 5k Run.

Councilwoman Attends 4th Annual Veterans Haven 5K Run

Councilwoman Sangeeta Doshi supported members of the Cherry Hill Police Department and Cherry Hill Township staff at the 4th Annual Veterans Haven 5K Run and Walk on Sunday morning! The American Legion Post 38 of Haddonfield and the Camden County Board of Freeholders hosted the run and all proceeds will give financial support to Veterans Haven in Winslow Township, a transitional facility for homeless/unemployed veterans.

Ribbon Cuttings
Join Mayor and Council at the ribbon cutting ceremonies for the newly revamped parks. 

Mayor & Council to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for Newly Renovated Neighborhood Parks and Fields

I would like to cordially invite residents to attend the remaining ribbon-cutting ceremonies for our newly redone neighborhoods parks and turf fields. 

This past week, due to impending thunderstorms, we postponed the Jeremy Kane Playground and the Upper Chapel Avenue Fields ribbon cuttings. We hope you can join us for the rescheduled dates.

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

Upper Chapel Avenue
Wednesday, May 30 at 6:00 p.m. at 1900 Chapel Avenue

Ashland Playground 
Tuesday, June 5 at 4:00 p.m. at 300 Carolina Avenue

Jeremy Kane Playground 
Thursday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m. at Queen Anne & Brian Drive

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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. 

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.

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

Upcoming Events
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.

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Cherry Hill Library

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


Mess Fest

Let's get MESSY! CHPL's 2nd Annual Mess Fest will feature the gooiest, slimiest and messiest activities and experiments for kids on Saturday, May 26 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Be sure not to wear your nicest clothes because it’s going to get M-E-S-S-Y! All activities are weather permitting. No registration. This event is free and open to the public! This event is sponsored in part by Symphony at Cherry Hill and Friends of the Cherry Hill Library.

Must Watch Documentary – Dawson City: Frozen Time

Bring your lunch and enjoy a free film at the Cherry Hill Library on Tuesday, May 29 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Adults of all ages welcome. No registration required. About the Movie: Follow the bizarre true history of a rare silent film collection that was discovered buried in the small gold rush town of Dawson City, Canada. (Not Rated; 120 mins; 2016)

Seniors
Cherry Hill is a great place to live, work, play, and retire. 

Senior Citizens

Senior Citizen Services

Cherry Hill is a great place to live, work, play, and RETIRE. Sometimes housing issues change and residents need advice on options. There are many programs available from living change advice and counseling, relocation possibilities, home improvement, and many options so that you can stay happy and healthy in the wonderful community of Cherry Hill where you are comfortable with your nearby friends, family, and neighbors. 

Please call Gaye Pino the Senior Services Program Coordinator with any housing questions. She can be reached by e-mail  gpino@chtownship.com or by telephone 856-661-4800. 

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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