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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. 
Please join us for a September 11 Remembrance Service. 

Township News

Annual 9/11 Remembrance Service

On Tuesday, September 11, please join Cherry Hill Township and the Cherry Hill Fire Department for our annual Annual September 11th Remembrance Service. The men and women of the Cherry Hill Police Department and Fire Department, along with myself and Town Council, will be honoring and remembering those we lost on September 11, 2001.

The service will take place at the Cherry Hill Fire Department, Central Command, located at 1100 Marlkress Road. All residents are welcome to join this event. If you are planning on attending, please gather in front of the 9/11 Memorial before 8:30 a.m.
Dress to Impress
Donate your gently used suits to the 2018 Dress to Impress Suit Drive.

Ernesto Custom Clothiers presents first Annual Dress to Impress Suit Drive

Now through October 15, Ernesto Custom Clothiers' mission is to help men and students in their time of need, providing a suit to be worn for interviews, projects, events, functions, or ceremonies. These suits are new or lightly used business clothing which are secured through generous donations from clients of Ernesto Custom Clothiers of Cherry Hill and their community supporters.

The purpose of these suits is to help the recipient with creating a positive first impression. All donations collected will benefit three programs located in Camden, NJ and Philadelphia; Volunteers of America – Home for Brave, Volunteers of America – Services at the Lofts at 2601, and Urban Promise.
Men’s Suits must be new or gently used, clean and in su
itable condition. It is kindly requested that suits be dropped off on a hanger.

For additional information and for drop off locations, please visit their website

Bike In Movie Night
Join us for our Bike In Movie Night.

Upcoming Events

Bike-In Movie Night features 'The Sandlot'

I along with Council Members are proud to present a special Bike-In Movie event! Bike over to Town Hall on Friday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m., for a special, family-friendly showing under the stars of the film, "The Sandlot." Bring a blanket or chair for your viewing pleasure as we watch the movie on an inflatable screen. Popcorn will be provided by The Malvern School.

Come early and meet members of the Cherry Hill Police Department Bike Patrol before the movie starts. For more information, call 856-488-7868 or email
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

Join the CHPD on Sunday, September 16.

Join CHPD at their "Run With Us, Not Away From Us" event

The Cherry Hill Police Department invites all runners to the "Run With Us, Not Away From Us" event on Sunday, September 16 at 8:00 a.m. The run will be held at Cooper River Park for the Nevus Outreach Certified 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Proceeds will go to help support Nevus Outreach Foundation. For more information, please click here

Senior Fest
Join us on September 17 for Senior Festival.

Senior Fest returns to Town Hall

Join us on Monday, September 17 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. for the annual Senior Festival event on the grounds of the municipal complex on Mercer Street. Each year, Cherry Hill Township hosts this free, special event to educate residents 55+ about valuable services, activities and businesses that are available to assist our residents. This event is made possible by Jefferson Health and Wegmans.

For more information on this event, click here. 

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


Join CHPD at the Technology Dependence workshop.

Technology Dependence Workshop

Technology can be wonderful and often makes our lives a little easier, but it can also cause serious problems when it is not used properly. Join the Cherry Hill Police Department on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Carusi Middle School to find out exactly what Technology Dependence looks like, how it is connected with mental health, substance abuse and other serious issues in our community; and what you can do to help your family safely navigate through the world of technology. This event is free and open to the community. Reservations are recommended. Please contact Pam Gellert by email

Harvest Fest
Save the date for Harvest Fest.

Harvest Festival returns to Croft Farm

Round up your family and join me, Cherry Hill Township Council, Cherry Hill Police Department, and Cherry Hill Fire Department for Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 21 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This annual event is a result of a partnership between Cherry Hill Township, Cherry Hill Police Department and Cherry Hill Fire Department aimed at engaging and informing the community. Located, at Croft Farm (100 Bortons Mill Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034), rain or shine, Harvest Festival attendees will celebrate their community spirit by sampling a variety of “tricks” and “treats” from the Cherry Hill area.

Built in 1779, Croft Farm was once a working mill, farm and stop on the Underground Railroad. This historic landmark has played an important role in Southern New Jersey for more than 300 years. In 1995, the township converted the tractor barn into a 240-seat performance venue with concert-worthy acoustics. Residents and visitors can also take advantage of the 80 acres of preserved land at Croft including nature trails, which in 2011, were designated as National Recreation Trails by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.
During Harvest Festival, attendees are encouraged to visit the Croft Farm Arts Center to view the Fall Into the Arts juried photography show. This show is hosted by the Cherry Hill Arts Board. All photographs are available for purchase. To participate in the photography show, please email

Join us for upcoming Cherry Hill Public Library Events.

Cherry Hill Library News & Events

Mastering your iPhone

This three-part course will teach you about the iPhone’s many features and apps. This is a hands-on class, so please make sure you bring your iPhone with your Apple ID and password. This is NOT for AndroidsRegister online

Part 1: Mon, September 10 from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Part 2: Wed, September 12 from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Part 3: Fri, September 14 from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Anime Night

Join the Cherry Hill Public Library on Monday, September 10 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for Anime Night. Do you love anything related to manga and anime? Come hang out with other fanboys and fangirls, watch anime, trade book/movie suggestions, and enjoy snacks and crafts inspired by anime culture. You'll also have the opportunity to suggest titles for the Library's anime and manga collections! This event is open to grades 6-12. Call (856) 903-1229 to register.

Feminist Book Club - “Red Clocks” by Leni Zumas

Five Women. One Question. What is a woman for? In this imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very diverse women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity and freedom. Learn more at the Feminist Book Club on Wednesday, September 12 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.mRegistration required.

Life Skills: Stress Less!

Take a break from the back-to-school hustle on Thursday, September 13 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Try out meditation, make a mini zen garden and a soothing glitter jar, and learn to make stress-busting smoothies! Open to grades 6-12. Registration required.

Keep Yourself Safe Online

This class covers very important aspects of Internet and PC security that all computer users must be aware of these days. Join us on Friday, September 14 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Topics include: passwords, web security, email security, viruses, spyware, phishing, physical security, updates, backups, Wi-Fi and the psychology of security.  It’s dangerous out there - you need to know this! 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

Join Cherry Hill Township and the Cherry Hill Public Library for the third annual Book It 5K on Saturday, September 22 at 8:30 a.m. The race 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 or 856-903-1225.

Stay in Touch

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Mayor Chuck Cahn

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