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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. 
Cherry Bowl
Council President Fleisher and Councilwoman Roskoph join residents at National Night Out.

Township News

Mayor & Council take part in National Night Out

Thank you to everyone that came out on Tuesday night to celebrate National Night Out here in Cherry Hill. Each year, the Township puts together an amazing event that enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement, while enjoying a night out with friends, family, and neighbors. 


Town Council and I want to thank the Cherry Hill Police Department for helping to put together a great night of family fun and community camaraderie! 

Ryan Watson
Councilwoman recognizes Eagle Scout.

Cherry Hill Resident Earns Eagle Scout Rank

On Sunday, Councilwoman Roskoph congratulated and presented Ryan Watson of Boy Scout Troop 70 with a special proclamation for earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. 

Eagle Scout is the highest rank a Scout can earn. It requires Scouts to plan and execute a community service project, earn various merit badges and demonstrate leadership within their troop. For his project, he planned and directed the construction of five large wheeled bookcases and collected over 2,170 books for a mobile library for Urban Promises, a nonprofit organization that provides academic and training programs to children and teens. 

Congratulations, Ryan! Township Council and I wish you continued success in the future.

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

Restaurant Week kicks off Saturday

Cherry Hill Restaurant Week 2018 kicks off Saturday, August 11 and will run until Sunday, August 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

Shredding & Recycling Event
Mark your calendars for the Shredding & Recycling Day and Food Drive.

Township Shredding & Recycling Drive

Shred your personal documents securely and safety and help fight hunger by bringing non perishable food items for the Cherry Hill Food Pantry to this year's Shredding & Recycling Day and Food Drive. The event will be held on Sunday, September 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Cherry Hill Public Works located at 1 Perina Blvd. 


Materials to be collected: paper to be shredded, single stream recycling, CFL light bulbs, e-waste, batteries, plastic bags, tires (off the rim), used oil, car batteries, ad more. This event is for residents only; no businesses. Maximum 3 boxes per vehicle for shredding. Learn more by calling 856-424-4422 or email Recycling@CHTownship.com.

CHPD

Cherry Hill Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints this Weekend

Cherry Hill Police Department to conduct sobriety checkpoints this weekend

The Cherry Hill Police Department has planned to conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, August 11 during the late-evening hours.

During various times throughout the year, the Cherry Hill Police Department conducts Motor Vehicle Sobriety Checkpoints. These checkpoints are designed to make roadways safer by deterring and apprehending intoxicated drivers. High-visibility enforcement and media attention have made checkpoints an effective tool in removing impaired drivers from the roadways.

Law enforcement officers from Cherry Hill Township offer the following advice: If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out, Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home, Spend the night where the activity is held, Report impaired drivers to law enforcement, In New Jersey, drivers may dial #77 to report a drunk or aggressive driver, Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver, If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.

School Supplies
Back to School Supply Drive!

Back to School Supply Drive

Join the Legislative Offices of Senator Beach, Assembly Majority Leader Greenwald, and Assemblywoman Lampitt in giving back this school year with a Back to School Supply Drive. Now through August 27, drop off school supplies including notebooks/composition, books, glue, pencils, markers, erasers, scissors, and colored pencils for students in need.  


Donations can be dropped off at 1309 Route 70 West, Suite 4 in Cherry Hill - Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  For more information, please contact the Office of Senator James Beach at (856) 429-1572. 

Dangers by the Pool
The NJ Poison Control Center offers tips for safe handling and storage of swimming pool and hot tub chemicals.

Potential Dangers by the Pool

Sunburn, unsafe swimming and sweltering temperatures are not the only concerns when heading to the pool on a bright summer day. Exposure to pool chemicals pose potentially serious health concerns. Poison Center experts often see an uptick in calls involving both children and adults during the swimming season.

The NJ Poison Control Center offers tips for the safe handling and storage of swimming pool and hot tub chemicals, click here to learn more. 

Mosquito Spraying

Camden County Mosquito Commission resumes spraying in Cherry Hill.

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.

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

Upcoming Events
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

Summer Movies: Cars 3

Join us for our favorite summer films! On Tuesday, August 14 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. we will be watching Cars 3 in Lower Level Conference Room. This event is open to all ages and registration is not required. Questions? Contact: Youth Services (856) 903-1229

Our Earth Rocks: Environmental Literacy

Join the Camden County environmental educator and fellows from the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River on Wednesday, August 15 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. to enhance your knowledge of the environment around you. As a family, you'll explore a different topic each week through books, hands on activities and nature walks. Children and adults alike will leave with the ability to identify various aspects of nature. Ages 5 to 12 accompanied by a caregiver. Registration required. Questions? Contact: Youth Services (856) 903-1229.

Backyard Bash

Join us at the library for an end of summer Backyard Bash on Thursday, August 16 from 5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.! Come celebrate with moon bounces, Mad Science's slime booth, My Gym, Kid Fit, fun inflatables, food trucks, non-stop DJ music and more!  No registration required. Rain date is August 23. 

Dungeons and Dragons

On Saturday, August 18 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., our Dungeon master will lead a session of battling, puzzle-solving, and monster-slaying. Newcomers welcome! Age Group(s): Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12). Registration required.

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.

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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