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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. 
Taxes

The grace period for August 1 tax payments has been extended to August 27.

Township News

Property Tax Bills Delayed in Cherry Hill 

As you may know, mailing of the Cherry Hill property tax bills due August 1, 2018, was delayed as a result of state budget changes were finalized and mailed out on Tuesday, July 31. If you have not received your bill yet, it is available to view and pay online by clicking hereThe grace period for payments has been extended to August 27. Payments not received by August 27 are subject to interest from August 1

For more information, contact the Tax Collector’s Office at (856) 488-7880, or visit the Tax Collector’s page on our website.

Cherry Bowl
Council members attend annual Cherry Bowl event.

Council Celebrates Cherry Bowl 2018

Council President Fleisher and Councilwomen Roskoph and Jacobs were among hundreds of Cherry Hill residents who celebrated this year’s Cherry Bowl swim meet, held at Covered Bridge Swim Club on July 28. For the last 59 years, Cherry Bowl has brought together swimmers and community members from across Cherry Hill to compete in a fun, competitive community event. Congratulations to the Erlton Gators, who took home this year’s Cherry Bowl crown, and thank you to Covered Bridge Swim Club, the Cherry Hill Association of Pools, and all those involved in making this year’s Cherry Bowl such a success! 

CHRW
Join us for Cherry Hill Restaurant Week August 11-19!
 

Restaurant Week Kicks Off Next Saturday

Cherry Hill Restaurant Week 2018 kicks off next Saturday and will run from August 11-19. Participating restaurants will offer patrons a special prix-fixe ($25, $35, or $40) 3-course menu, with lunch options available in some locations, as well. This is an exciting opportunity to promote local businesses, while giving our residents a chance to enjoy a special meal at a great price.

Look for more information, including a list of participating restaurants, sample menus, and updates to the Cherry Hill Restaurant Week website, Facebook page and Twitter account. And be sure to save up your appetite for the week of August 11! 

MUTS
Music Under the Stars concert series wraps up.

Music Under the Stars Concludes

Thank you to everyone who came out to Barclay Farmstead on Tuesday night for our final performance of Music Under the Stars for 2018. If you couldn't make it to one of this summer's shows, don't worry: Music Under the Stars will return to Barclay Farmstead next July! Special thanks to this year's community partners: Penn Medicine Cherry Hill, TD Bank, Bath Fitter and Wegmans. We'll see you again in 2019!

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.

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

Upcoming Events
Join us on Tuesday 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

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

Pop-up Story Time Wraps Up 

Get the kids ready and head on over to our final Pop-up Story Time of the season. In partnership with the Cherry Hill Public Library, this free event will wrap up on Friday, August 10 from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Lion's Den (New York Ave - Near Cooper Landing Road). Enjoy stories and fun with the Cherry Hill Public Library. 

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

Blood Drive
Help save a life by donating blood on Monday, August 27.

American Red Cross Blood Drive 

You might not realize how important certain letters are until they're gone. A, B and O are our main blood groups and when not enough people donate blood, hospital shelves may be empty when a critical patient arrives.

A few missing letters may not seem like a big deal, but for a hospital patient who needs type A, B or O blood, these letters mean life.

Help make a difference by donating blood on Monday, August 27 at the American Red Cross Blood Drive held at the Cherry Hill Public Library from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The blood drive will be held in the Conference Center on the lower level of the library. Appointments are preferred. Make an appointment online by signing up here. Or sign up at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: cherry hill library.

Al Fresco
Join us for the third annual Al Fresco Affair.

Annual Al Fresco Affair

Please join us on August 30 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. for the third annual Al Fresco Affair held at the Croft Farms Art Center. Come out and enjoy local food trucks, live music, a beer garden, and much more. This year, we are excited to announce that JEM & The Vibe will be our musical guest. Some of our food vendors include The Little SicilianDan's Waffles Beast of the Street, OINK and MOO BBQ, Dump-N-Roll, Empanada GuyCupcake CarnivaleMama's Meatballs, and our Beer Garden will be run by Tir Na Nog Kitchen & Irish Pub. Tables and chairs will be available at a first come, first serve basis.

For more information, please visit our Facebook event page. 

CHPL
Join us for upcoming Cherry Hill Public Library Events.

Cherry Hill Library News & Events

Harry Potter Craft Night

Join us for Harry Potter Craft Night on Thursday, August 9 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Teens from grades 6-12 can make Hogwarts house buttons, golden snitch bath bombs, chocolate frogs, and more! For more information, call (856) 903-1229. 

Play-Doh Play Date

Calling all little sculptors! Join us for a morning of creation featuring Play-Doh on Friday, August 10 from 2:30- 3:30 p.m. We'll provide the dough, the kids supply the imagination. This event is open to children up to fifth grade. Parents are welcome to join in the fun! For more information, call (856) 903-1229. 

Book It 5K
Register for the third annual Book It 5K in September. 

Book It 5K to benefit the Cherry Hill Public Library: Saturday, September 22

Registration is OPEN for the third Book It 5K, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, September 22 at the Cherry Hill Public Library. The race is a partnership between the Cherry Hill Township and the Cherry Hill Public Library and will include both the 3.1-mile race, a 1-mile walk, and a 100-yard Kids' Dash. Tech t-shirts will be given to the first 250 5K and Walk registrants; medals will be awarded to the top three male and female runners in each age group. All children will receive a prize following the dash. Visit the Book It 5K Run Sign-Up Page to register online, and for full event details. 

Veterans Wall of Honor
Cherry Hill Public Library honors veterans with wall of honor.

Veterans Wall of Honor at the Library 

The Veterans Wall of Honor at the Cherry Hill Public Library is an upcoming photo memorial honoring all Cherry Hill veterans, living and deceased, for their service.

Eligibility for a current military member and Veteran to be placed on the Cherry Hill Library “Wall of Honor” is limited to any Cherry Hill (previously Delaware Township) resident (past or present). Current and prior active duty, Reservist, and National Guard of any State are eligible to have their photograph included. Submit your application online by November 4, 2018. Paper applications are available at the Library. If you have any questions, please Claire Schmieder at cschmieder@chplnj.org or 856-903-1225.

Stay in Touch

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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