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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. 
Erlton South Parade
Council members attend July 4th Erlton South Civic Association parade.

Township News

Members of Council Join Erlton South Neighbors for Annual Independence Day Festivities 

Council Vice President Sara Lipsett and Council members Carolyn Jacobs and Brian Bauerle celebrated Independence Day this year at the annual Erlton South Independence Day parade and celebration, held on Thursday, July 5. The parade, hosted and sponsored by the Erlton South Civic Association, is a longtime community tradition, and one of the tight-knit neighborhood's largest celebrations of the year.

Mosquito Spraying

Camden County Mosquito Commission resumes spraying in Cherry Hill

The Camden County Mosquito Control Commission has begun its annual spraying for mosquitoes, and will be spraying in neighborhoods across Cherry Hill for the next several weeks in an effort to limit growth of our area's mosquito population. During the summer and fall months, the commission schedules spraying on an as-needed basis, based upon the results of their surveillance efforts and input from the public. Visit the Township website for local spraying schedules, as they are announced by the County.

Visit www.camdencounty.com for more information about the Mosquito Commission, and for tips you can use to help eliminate mosquito breeding in your own yards. For more information, or to inquire about spraying in your area contact the Mosquito Commission directly at (856) 566-2945.

Proclamation
Councilwoman Doshi presents Nafshenu with a proclamation.

Councilwoman Recognizes First Anniversary of Local Synagogue 

Last Saturday, Councilwoman Doshi joined members of the Nafshenu congregation to celebrate their first anniversary. Nafshenu is a dynamic, local Jewish community that exists to reclaim and reimagine Judaism in an ever-changing modern world. On behalf of Mayor Cahn and Township Council, Councilwoman Doshi recognized Nafshenu with a proclamation to honor their one year anniversary. 

Multi-Faith Prayer Vigil & Rally
Councilwomen Jacobs and Doshi attended the Multi-Faith Prayer Vigil & Rally.

Council Attends Multi-Faith Prayer Vigil

Last weekend, Councilwomen Carolyn Jacobs and Sangetta Doshi joined Cherry Hill residents by attending the Multi-Faith Prayer Vigil and Rally held at the Christ Our Light Church. 

Local citizens came together with political leaders to advocate on behalf of their beliefs and to join together for a peaceful rally and multi-faith prayer vigil. 

CHRW


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.

Medicine Drop
Residents can dispose of their prescription medicines for free at the Cherry Hill Police Department.

Project Medicine Drop

Project Medicine Drop is a program designed to allow the community to properly and safely dispose of their unwanted or expired prescription medications. Residents can bring their unwanted or expired household medications removed from the original packaging and placed in a zip lock or similar type plastic bag to the Cherry Hill Police Department, 820 Mercer Street, 24 hours a day, to place their medications into the Project Medicine Drop box anonymously and free of charge. The medications will then be safely and properly destroyed.

For more information you may contact the Cherry Hill Police Department at (856) 488-7828 or the Cherry Hill Township Mayor’s Office at (856) 488-7878.

MUTS
Music Under the Stars returns July 10!

Upcoming Events
Music Under the Stars returns to Barclay Farmstead this summer!

Join us starting next week for the 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 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. 

Come hungry! 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. Music Under the Stars is supported by our community partners: Penn Medicine Cherry Hill, TD Bank, Bath Fitter and Wegmans. For more information please call (856) 488-7868 or email Events@CHTownship.com, or check out our Facebook event

Pop-Up Story Time
Join us this summer for pop-up story time in the park.

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, proudly presented by myself and the members of Township Council, in partnership with the Cherry Hill Public Library! 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 CHPL Librarians from 10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. in the following locations:

  • 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 www.chplnj.org

Burgers with the blue
Join CHPD at The Habit Burger Grill on July 18.

Burgers With the Blue

The Cherry Hill Police Department invites all community members to join them for "Burgers With The Blue" on Wednesday, July 18 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at The Habit Burger Grill located at 706 Haddonfield Rd. Officers from the Department will come together with residents to discuss community issues, learn more about each other and build positive relationships. 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. A special thank you to The Habit Burger Grill for partnering with the CHPD to allow them to bring this event to the Cherry Hill community. All members of the community are invited to attend and we hope to see you and your families there!

National Night Out
Join us for National Night Out on August 7.

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 events@CHTownship.com or alliance@CHTownship.com

CHPL Libraries Rock

Cherry Hill Library News & Events

Summer Reading at the Library is Back!

June 25 - August 18
CHPL's 2018 Summer Reading Program is here and Libraries ROCK! Summer Reading is for all ages and we want everyone to participate to read, track and win! 
 
Click here to register for the Kid, Teen and Adult programs. Pre-readers (ages 0-4) can participate by visiting the Youth Services Department for information. Log your books/minutes through Aug. 18 for chances to win some great prizes! Looking for free events and activities? Click here to check out our Summer Events Guide.

Stay in Touch

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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