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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
Councilwomen joined residents at CHPL's Backyard Bash.

Township News

Councilwomen joined residents at the Library's Backyard Bash

Councilwomen Carolyn Jacobs and Sangeeta Doshi were among hundreds of community members who came out to the Cherry Hill Public Library's Backyard Bash on Thursday night. Residents of all ages celebrated the end of the season with food, activities, games, and more. It was one of dozens of great community events put together by our Library staff, and we were thrilled to be a part of it. To stay up-to-date on all the great events and activities at our library, follow Cherry Hill Public Library on social media.
Junior Academy
Council members attended the Junior Police Academy graduation.

Council attends Junior Police Academy Class Four Graduation

Congratulations to the newest graduates of the Cherry Hill Police Department Junior Police Academy, which took place from August 6-10. Thirty recruits ages 11 to 14 spent five days with members of the Cherry Hill Police Department where they were introduced to the world of law enforcement. In its fourth year, the Junior Police Academy is designed to increase the recruit's self-confidence and understanding of team work. Instructors instill a sense of respect, for both themselves and others.


Each of the promising young men and women received a certificate and challenge coin during a graduation ceremony at Cherry Hill High School West. The members of Township Council and I offer a sincere congratulations the 2018 Cherry Hill Police Junior Police Academy Class #4, along with thanks to Chief Monaghan, Capt. Winters, Sgt. Mahan, and all of the officers and instructors whose vision and leadership made this year's program a success! Visit the CHPD on Facebook to view pictures of this year's program and graduation ceremony.

CHRW
Just a few more days of Cherry Hill Restaurant Week 2018.

Cherry Hill Restaurant Week ends Sunday

Cherry Hill Restaurant Week 2018 wraps up on 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 on our website, Facebook page, or Twitter account

Pop Up Story Time
Councilwomen attend Pop Up Story Time in the Park last Friday.

Councilwomen attend Pop Up Story Time in the Park

Councilwomen Carolyn Jacobs and Sangeeta Doshi joined Cherry Hill Public Library librarians, Alia and Candace, and the Cherry Hill Recreation Department at the final series of Pop Up Story Time in the Park for the season.


Many families came out each Friday to enjoy singing and story sharing. We loved spending the summer with all of the residents that attended the event and we can't wait to do it again next summer! 

Community Mag
Registration is now open for Fall programming.

Fall registration now open for programs and classes

Registration is now open for all programs and classes offered by the Recreation Department this fall. Whether you're a parent looking for activities for your children, a young adult looking to pick up a new hobby or skill, or a recent retiree looking to socialize and stay active, there's a program or class for you! Classes are listed in the Fall 2018 Community Magazine or you can browse classes online through Community Pass, our online registration tool where you can create an account for you and your family, register for classes, and purchase tickets for upcoming events. Visit our website to browse upcoming programs. Be sure to follow Cherry Hill Recreation on Facebook for event details and highlights. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at (856) 488-7868, or send them e-mail.

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. 

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.

Fox hollow
Save the date for the "Fox Trot" 5K.

Fox Hollow Swim Club to host 'Fox Trot 5K' 

The fourth Annual Fox Hollow "Fox Trot 5K" will take place on Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 a.m. The annual 5k race is a run/walk that will travel through the beautiful neighborhood of Fox Hollow on a USATF-certified course. Race organizers are working hard to ensure that this year's event will be just as successful as other years.

The race website is live and accepting registrations. Be sure to follow and like the event or their pages on Facebook

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.

CHPL
Join us for upcoming Cherry Hill Public Library Events.

Cherry Hill Library News & Events

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.

Giant Games

What's better than playing games? When those games are supersized! Join us for Giant Games on Tuesday, August 21 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. This event is open to all ages and will take place in the Children's Library on the upper level. 

Introduction to Ancestry.com

The library has recently acquired a license to ancestry.com, and this is your chance to get in on the ground floor. Join us on Tuesday, August 21 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the lower level computer lab for an introduction to the website, where you can learn and discover the rich history of your family. This product is in-library use only! Registration required.

The Music of World War II: War Songs & Their Stories

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Music of World War II: War Songs and Their Stories

Meet the Author, Dr. Sheldon Winkler. Some of the most memorable and enduring popular music of the 20th Century was written during the Second World War. With patriotism at an all-time high, the war effort became an integral part of the entertainment industry, creating an emotional wartime dream world of heroes, love, remembrance, reflection and introspection. Join us on Tuesday, August 21 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the lower level conference center as Dr. Winkler shares some of the stories behind the origins of many of these musical compositions, some of which have survived to become standards still popular today. Registration required.

Oscars Film Series: Cherry Hill Public Library

In August, we're showing films that were nominated for Best Picture Oscars in 2018. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to start time. Adults of all ages are welcome. No registration required.

 
Tuesday, August 21:
10:00 a.m. Lady Bird
1:00 p.m. Darkest Hour

Wednesday, August 22:
10:00 a.m. Get Out
1:00 p.m. The Post

Thursday, August 23
10:00 a.m. Phantom Thread
1:00 p.m. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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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