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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. 
Music Under the Stars
Hundreds of residents came out for a great evening of fun for Music Under the Stars.

Township News

7 Bridges Kicked Off Music Under the Stars; Series ContinuesThrough July

This past Tuesday we held our first Music Under the Stars concert of 2018! Hundreds of people turned out to see Eagles Tribute band, 7 Bridges, and enjoy a beautiful summer evening under the stars. 

This free, family-friendly summer concert series continues with Jakes Rockin Country Band on July 17 at 6:30 p.m., followed by Real Diamond, a Neil Diamond Tribute band on July 24, and All Souled Out, a Motown Tribute band on July 31. Concerts begin with an up-and-coming opening act, followed by an exciting headliner who's sure to keep you up and dancing. And be sure to come hungry! Delicious food items will be available for purchase from Not Your Mama's Tacos, Rob's Craft Sandwiches Food Truck, Olde City Kettle Corn, and M&A&A Ice Cream (subject to change). 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, email Events@CHTownship.com, or check out our Facebook event

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 Sandra Rayser Ragonese. Sandra was recognized for her years of service to our community as the Cherry Hill Township Director of Historic Properties and programming for over 18 years. We wish Sandra all the best in her new endeavors. 

Peggy McDaniels received a proclamation for her service to the Friends of Barclay Farmstead. During her time as a member, Peggy performed a number of important roles at the Farmstead. We thank Peggy for making our community a better place.


The third resident to receive a proclamation on Monday night was Shruthika Padhy. Shruthika is a Rosa International Middle School seventh grader who was honored for advancing to the final round of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee. This is Shruthika's third consecutive year at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, where she ultimately finished tenth in the country. The 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee was by far the biggest in the 93-year history of the competition with over 500 contestants. This is a truly impressive feat, and I have no doubt that Shruthika is destined for great things in her life. 
Proclamation
Mayor & Council recognized Sandra Rayser Ragonese for her service to our community and township.
Proclamation
Mayor & Council recognized Peggy McDaniels for her service to the Friends of Barclay Farmstead.
Proclamation
Mayor & Council honored Shruthika Padhy for advancing to the final round of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Township to Begin Microsurfacing Program on Local Roads

As part of our ongoing efforts to invest in and improve roads around Cherry Hill, the Township Department of Engineering will soon begin work on its roadway microsurfacing program.

As part of this process, road crews will apply a thin, tough layer of asphalt emulsion that seals cracks and prevents moisture from penetrating the base of the roadway.
Microsurfacing has been a useful tool in extending the life of locally maintained streets that are not yet in need of full reconstruction. Coupled with the Township’s annual Road Maintenance Program and a robust pothole-repair program, this is one more way that our Departments of Public Works and Engineering work to keep Cherry Hill’s roads smooth and safe. For more information on this or any of our road programs, contact the Department of Engineering at (856) 424-3203. Please note that the time frame is approximate, and work is weather-dependent.

CBI
Community Based Instruction Summer Program visits the Mayor. 

Mayor Cahn Welcomes Students for Tour of Town Hall 

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to welcome the Community Based Instruction (CBI) Summer Program group to my office for a very special meet-and-greet and tour of Town Hall. CBI is a summer program for Cherry Hill Public School students that helps get them out into our community to explore potential work opportunities and service learning.

The students asked great questions about the responsibility of being Mayor, had a grand tour of Town Hall that included a visit to the Police Department, and learned about the different career opportunities available in local government. Thank you CBI for your enthusiasm and for taking time to visit us and learning about what it takes to make Cherry Hill such a great place to live.

Gary Retirement
Mayor Cahn recognizes longtime Township employee as he approaches retirement.

Mayor Cahn Recognizes Longtime Township Employee

This week, I had the honor of recognizing and thanking Gary Kanefsky, Cherry Hill Township's Director of Building Maintenance for the past thirty years, as he moves on to retirement.

For almost three decades, Gary has demonstrated commitment to his profession through the countless hours he has put into fixing, maintaining, renovating, and enhancing the quality of the Township’s public buildings and Community Center. We wish to extend our deepest gratitude to Gary for his many years of service and dedication to the Township. 
Roskoph

Councilwoman Attends Cal Ripken Southern New Jersey State Tournament. 

Councilwoman Attends Cal Ripken Southern New Jersey State Tournament

On Thursday, Councilwoman Roskoph threw out the first pitch for the U9 Cal Ripken Southern New Jersey State Tournament. 

Best of luck to the Cherry Hill National Little League players and coaches in the tournament! 
CHRW
Join us for Cherry Hill Restaurant Week this August 11-19!
 

Restaurant Week Returns August 11-19

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. For a list of restaurants and menu options, please visit our website.

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.

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

Upcoming Events
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 the Cherry Hill Public Library 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
Join the Cherry Hill Library for upcoming events and programming!

Cherry Hill Library News & Events

Summer Reading at the Library is Back!

June 25 - August 18
Cherry Hill Public Library'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 August 18 for chances to win some great prizes!

Looking for free events and activities? Click here to check out our Summer Events Guide.

Senior Living

Free Food Programs for Low income Senior Citizens

Residents of Camden County who are over the age of 60 and meet the financial criteria are eligible for the Food Vouchers distributed by the State. These residents are encouraged to take advantage of the state's farm market produce voucher program coordinated through the Camden County Division of Senior Services. The annual program provides an opportunity to obtain locally grown produce using $25 worth of free vouchers. Residents must be 60 years or older with an annual income that does not exceed $22,459 if single or $30,451 for a two-person household. For Cherry Hill Residents the closest participating vendor is Sprindale Farm on Springdale Road. Vouchers will be distributed on July 17 and July 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Springdale Farm.
 
If you need transportation to Springdale Farm, please make arrangements with the Cherry Hill Free Bus service days in advance, (856) 661-4711. If you have questions on this program or any other Senior Citizen Program, please contact Gaye Pino, Senior Services Programs Coordinatior, gpino@chtownship.com or (856) 661-4800.


Resources available for seniors seeking information, events, etc. 

Cherry Hill is a wonderful place for seniors to flourish close to family, friends and members of their religious and social communities. With so many programs that benefit seniors, it is a good idea to sign up for regular updates on events from the Township, County, Cherry Hill Library, and the State. 

  • Besides this Weekly Briefing email, you can sign up for other Township notifications by clicking here.  
  • Find out about Library news and events by visiting www.chplnj.org.
  • Learn of all the events happening “Just for Seniors” from Camden County by signing up for the weekly county newsletter.
  • For a complete listing of Senior Programs from the State of New Jersey, click here.

Remember: The Township has a senior services program coordinator to assist our over-55 residents with any issue, question, or navigating the world of senior services and resources at every level. That coordinator, Gaye Pino, works inside our Recreation Department (Room 102, Town Hall) and is available to answer questions about any issue or service of interest to our residents over the age of 55, including classes, activities, clubs, special events and housing. The coordinator is also a valuable resource and guest speaker for local senior groups and organizations. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, call (856) 661-4800, or e-mail gpino@chtownship.com

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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