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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. 
No Bags

Township News

Recycle Smart.
No Bags in the Recycling Cart.   

This is a friendly and important reminder that plastic bags should not be placed in your recycling carts. Plastic bags require a different collection system and processing equipment than our Township provides. Most recycling facilities are set up to handle predominately hard materials that are easier to separate i.e. aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic containers and lids, metal cans, and cardboard/paper. Plastic bags get easily tangled in the processing equipment and can shut down the recycling facility.


It’s not that plastic bags can’t be recycled – they just require a different collection system and processing equipment. Plastic bags can be recycled at the main entrance of many big box stores and local grocery stores, or can be brought to the Department of Public Works, the Municipal Building, and the Cherry Hill Public Library. 
 
Plastic bags that are seen in Township recycling carts include:

  • Garbage bags – even if good recyclables are inside of the bags, there is no way to tell. Therefore, do not bag recyclables. Leave the items loose in the blue recycling cart.

  • Retail store bags – many retailers collect these for recycling, so they should be returned to the store. Or, if reused for garbage, these bags belong in the green garbage cart.

  • Other – including dry cleaning bags, food storage bags, newspaper delivery bags, etc. must go in the garbage cart.

  • Placement of yard waste in plastic bags for collection is also prohibited and will not be collected by the Township.

For more information, please visit our website at CherryHill-NJ.com or call the Department of Public Works at (856) 488-4422.

SilverCare
Councilwoman Jacobs helps honor veterans.

Councilwoman Helps Honor Veterans

Last weekend, Councilwoman Jacobs attended a veterans dedication ceremony at Silver Healthcare. 

Joined by Colonel Al Bancroft and Warrior's Watch Riders, Councilwoman Jacobs helped honor residents who live at the facility by hanging their photos in a dedicated room for veterans. The event was a great way to honor veterans and show our appreciation towards them.
Burgers with the Blue

Council support CHPD at community event.

Councilwomen Support Cherry Hill Police 

Councilwomen Carole Roskoph and Carolyn Jacobs attended the Cherry Hill Police Department's Burgers with the Blue event this past week to help support the force. 

Throughout the afternoon, the officers spent time meeting with members of the community for a great cause. The Habit Burger Grill donated 20% of all food purchased during the Burgers with the Blue event to The Cherry Hill Food Pantry.

CHRW
Join us for Cherry Hill Restaurant Week 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 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.

Music under the stars
Join us for our annual concert series: Music Under the Stars.

Music Under the Stars Continues

Join us on Tuesday, July 24 for Music Under the Stars with Real Diamond, a Neil Diamond Tribute band. The free, family-friendly summer concert series continues the next two Tuesdays, weather-permitting. The 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 final series will take place on July 31 with All Souled Out, an Motown Tribute band. 

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

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. 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.

CHPL

CHPL Girlfriends Night Out Fundraiser 

Enjoy an evening with the girls, as you take part in CHPL Girlfriends Night Out on Wednesday, August 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A truly fun fundraiser because primping, pampering and partying is always a good time.

Included in Ticket Price: Photographer (Headshots), Makeup Demo, Essential Oils Demo, Make & Take Paper Flower Craft, Psychic Medium, Tarot Card Reading, Food Sampling and Cook Book And More!

For more information, please visit www.chplnj.org for more information or contact Meredith Meyer at mmeyer@chplnj.org or 856-903-1234. 

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 Springdale Farm on Springdale Road. Vouchers will be distributed on 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 Coordinator, 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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