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JK Playground
Mayor and Council were joined by CHPD and CHFD at the re-dedication of Jeremy Kane Playground.

Township News

Mayor, Council Attend Jeremy Kane Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Thursday, I was joined by Council President Fleisher, Councilwomen Kane and Jacobs, Councilman Bauerle, the Cherry Hill Police Department, and the Cherry Hill Fire Department to officially open the newly renovated Jeremy Kane Playground.

Jeremy Kane Playground is named after Cherry Hill resident Jeremy Kane, the son of Councilwoman Melinda Kane. Jeremy tragically lost his life in the line of duty while bravely serving our country in Afghanistan. Yesterday, we unveiled the park's exciting new “first responders” theme. We hope to see children and families enjoying all of or new playgrounds for years to come!

Mayor Cahn & Council support Councilwoman Kane at Women of Excellence Awards.

Councilwoman Honored at South Jersey Event

Councilwoman Melinda Kane was honored on Monday evening at SJ Magazine's Women of Excellence event. 

Six South Jersey women received recognition for their remarkable achievements, including our very own Councilwoman and Gold Star Mother, Melinda Kane. The winners were nominated by SJ Magazine readers and selected by an esteemed panel of judges. 

Township Council and I congratulate Councilwoman Kane on her achievements and her inspiring actions that make a difference in our community every day.

Mayor & Council recognized Cherry Hill Youth Cheerleading with a proclamation.

Mayor, Council Recognize Cherry Hill Youth Cheerleading

At Tuesday's meeting, Council and I recognized Cherry Hill Youth Cheerleading for their successful 2017 season. Established in 2010, Cherry Hill Youth Cheerleading is a community recreational team that cheers for football and competition cheer.

This year, the squad earned twenty-six first place wins, eight second place wins, four third place wins, and eleven Grand Champion wins.

Congratulations to this great group of athletes on a successful season!

Co-ed Community Recreational Basketball 

Recreational Basketball is for Cherry Hill Township girls and boys in Grades 2-10 (entering Fall 2018). This league, with the help of volunteer/parent coaches, will emphasize fundamentals, teamwork, exercise, sportsmanship and fun! Game schedules/teams are subject to enrollment in each league. Game schedules/team rosters are subject to enrollment in each league. Register for the grade your ENTERING in September 2018. Practice times will not be available during the Summer season. All games are played Monday-Thursday at Rosa Middle School. Grades typically play on the same night during the summer season. All games will start the week of June 25.  VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED & VOLUNTEER COACHES DISCOUNT AVAILABLE! Please call recreation department (856-488-7868) for details! Limited availability for coaches and must register in person!

DRAFT DATES @ Rosa Middle School:

  • Grades 2-3 - June 18 from 6pm - 8pm
  • Grades 6-7 - June 18 from 8pm - 10pm
  • Grades 4-5 - June 19 from 6pm - 8pm
  • Grades 8-10 - June 19 from 8pm - 10pm

 *If your child is not available for tryouts, they will be randomly placed on a team. 

Schedule of Games @ Rosa Middle School (M/W OR T/TH for each grade):

  • Grades 2-5 - 6pm-8pm
  • Grades 6-10 - 8pm-10pm
*Games last one hour and limited # players per team. Register by Monday, June 18!
Bagel Spot
Council attends CHPD's Badges & Bagels event.

Council Attends Badges & Bagels Police Event

Over the weekend, Councilman Baurle and Councilwoman Roskoph joined the Cherry Hill Police Department at their Badges and Bagels event held at the Bagel Spot. 

Officers from the Department came together with residents to discuss community issues, learn more about each other and build positive relationships over a bagel and complimentary cup of coffee. 

Councilwoman Roskoph attended International Night at Sharp Elementary.

Councilwoman Attends International Night

On Friday, Councilwoman Roskoph attended Sharp Elementary School's 3rd Annual International Night. The event brings families together to celebrate cultural and ethnic diversity.

This year, Cherry Hill Education Association sponsored the evening's activities.
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. 

Join Cherry Hill Police Department on June 19 for "Coffee with a Cop."

Upcoming Events
Coffee With a Cop

The Cherry Hill Police Department has partnered with McDonald's located at 24 Route 70 West Cherry Hill to host a “Coffee With a Cop” event on Tuesday, June 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

McDonald's will provide a complimentary cup of coffee as members of the Police Department meet and greet members of the community to talk and have open and honest conversations. There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony as this McDonald's location will host their Grand Re-Opening at 11:00 a.m. 

Please come join members of the Community Response Unit and CHPD and show your support and participation in this community event.  

Music Under the Stars returns July 10!

Music Under the Stars returns to Barclay Farmstead this summer!

We are less than a month away from Music Under The Stars show at Barclay Farmstead! The free, family-friendly summer concert series kicks off July 10, and continues every Tuesday in July, weather-permitting. Each week's show begins at 6:30 p.m. with an up-and-coming opening act, followed by an exciting headliner who's sure to keep you up and dancing. This year's headliners are Bridges, an Eagles Tribute, on July 10; Jakes Rockin Country Band on July 17;  Real Diamond, an Neil Diamond Tribute on July 24; and All Souled Out, an Motown Tribute on July 31. Delicious food items will be available for purchase from local food trucks. Bring your blanket, a chair, and even a picnic dinner - just don't forget your appetite for great music! These concerts are FREE and open to the public. Thank you to Penn Medicine and Wegmans for their support of this year's series. For more information please call (856) 488-7868 or email, or check out our Facebook event

Pop-Up Story Time
Pop-Up Story Time begins July 6th.

Popular Pop-up Story Time Returns to Parks in July and August

Get the kids ready and head on over to one of our local park on Fridays in July and August for our FREE Pop-up Story Time. Hundreds of families turned out for our Pop-Up Story Time events in 2017, and we hope to continue the fun this year! Enjoy stories and fun with Cherry Hill Public Library librarians from 10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. in the following locations:

  • July 6 – Kingston (Deland Ave & Edgemoor Rd)
  • July 13 – Barclay Farmstead (209 Barclay Lane)
  • July 20 – Chapel Ave (Chapel Ave & Cherry Hill Boulevard)
  • July 27 – Old Orchard Park (Thornhill Road (off Old Orchard)
  • August 3 – Croft Farm (100 Bortons Mill Rd.)
  • August 10  – Lion's Den (New York Ave. (Near Cooper Landing Rd.)

For more information, contact the Cherry Hill Library at (856) 667-0300 or Cherry Hill Recreation Department at 856-488-7868 or visit

National Night Out

Mark Your Calendars for National Night Out

National Night Out is Tuesday, August 7 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Municipal Complex. This is a night of FREE family fun. A special thanks to Cherry Hill Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, Jefferson Health Cherry Hill, Symphony at Cherry Hill for their generous contributions! Bring your summer smile to get a photograph at the photo booth by Boyd Photography. Special appearance by the Philadelphia Phillies Phanatic. Make sure you are there in time to see our K-9 demonstration. Get a chance to see all the touch-a-vehicle displays, or participate in the Impaired Driver Simulated course (valid drivers license required). For more information, call (856)488-7868 or email or


Library News & Events

Toddler Dance Party

Join us on Monday, June 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. for a rockin' good time of unstructured play as toddlers and their caregivers dance along to kid-friendly Top 40 tunes. We provide the music, you provide the moves. For children ages 18 months-3 years. No registration.  

Balance a Healthy Lifestyle in a Busy Life

Learn how to create health, wellness, and balance in a busy life from health coach Jamie Zwier on Tuesday, June 19 from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. She’ll discuss how to eat to support your on-the-go life, find ways to maximize your time, create organization, and complete your to-do list week after week. Click here to register.

The Benefits of Essential Oils

Join us on Thursday, June 21 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. as Tracy McKinley of Symphony at Cherry Hill leads an informative discussion about the benefits of essential oils. No registration. 

Cherry Hill offers many senior activities.

Senior Citizens 

Let's Get Physical 

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 (see program details on township website).

The walking groups have begun for Senior (over 55 years old). Monday’s at 9AM -10AM at the Croft Farm house 100 Borton Mills Road) and again in the evening on Wednesday June 20 6PM sharp. This is such a wonderful opportunity to meet others in the beautiful setting of Croft Farm. Registration is not required. Start your week with a brisk 3 mile hike in one hour, and hike along the Cooper River Park trails. Wear walking shoes and bring water and bug spray. Hike led by Caryl Fick Please call 488-7868 with questions.  Hikes are cancelled in rain or severe weather. 

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

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Mayor Chuck Cahn

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