Cherry Hill Municipal Building
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.
Mayor Cahn hosts Town Hall meeting
Mayor Cahn and Councilman Brian Bauerle joined dozens of residents for a Town Hall meeting Thursday night.

Township News

Mayor Cahn continues Town Hall meetings across Cherry Hill

Councilman Brian Bauerle and I welcomed dozens of Cherry Hill residents to our Township Community Center on Thursday night for the latest in a series of Town Hall meetings I will be hosting around the community in the coming months. Cherry Hill Police Chief Bud Monaghan and senior members of my administration were also on hand, and the evening's agenda included an update on our municipal budget and initiatives we have undertaken both Township wide and in the neighborhoods represented at the meeting, and was followed by a lengthy question-and-answer session. A number of other Town Hall meetings are being planned across Cherry Hill in the near future, and I look forward to sharing more information as we move along. Thank you to all who attended last night's meeting for your time, your attention and your thoughtful questions and discussion! 
As always, I welcome your feedback about any issue affecting Cherry Hill. My door is always open: Call my office at (856) 488-7878, e-mail me directly at MayorCahn@chtownship.com, or Report a Concern directly via the Township website.

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Cherry Hill Police plan traffic, parking restrictions for weekend of Papal visit

This week, the Cherry Hill Police Department began to roll out plans for traffic control and parking restrictions in the area of the Woodcrest PATCO Station from Sept. 25-28, when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. In anticipation of potentially overwhelming traffic congestion in the area -- particularly on Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27, new traffic patterns and parking restrictions will be in place on both main roads and residential streets in the neighborhoods closest to the train station. These measures are intended to enhance the safety of both motorists and pedestrians traveling into the city for the Pope's visit, and to alleviate any potential negative impacts from the event to our residents and neighborhoods. A full list of parking restrictions and maps will be posted on the Township website early next week and will be included in next week's Mayor's Briefing e-mail. In the meantime, click here for more information in the Philadelphia Inquirer. My office and the CHPD will continue to work closely together to ensure a smooth, safe weekend for both commuters and residents across our community, throughout the World Meeting of Families. 

Traffic Alert: Utility work to Brace Road traffic on Brace Rd.

Emergency utility work is expected to remain in place on Brace Road between Berlin and Kresson Roads 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for approximately two to three weeks. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction, and significant delays are expected during peak travel times. Motorists should avoid the area, and seek an alternate route for the duration of this project. Follow the Cherry Hill Police Department on Facebook for up-to-date traffic information as it becomes available.

Mayor Cahn meets Skyy Hills
Mayor Cahn welcomed National American Miss New Jersey Pre-Teen to his office on Monday, Aug. 24.

Mayor Cahn meets Miss NJ Preteen: Cherry Hill resident Skyy Hills

This week, I was honored to meet one of Cherry Hill's newest residents: 2015 National American Miss New Jersey Pre-Teen, Skyy Hills. Skyy and her family moved into the Township earlier this summer, and have been busy getting acclimated to their new community, preparing for a new school year, and celebrating Skyy's crowning as Miss New Jersey Pre-Teen in early August. The National American Miss organization aims to encourage America's future leaders and equip them with valuable life skills. Skyy will represent our state -- and our Cherry Hill community -- as she travel to Anaheim, California, during Thanksgiving week to compete for the National Title. It was a pleasure to meet this bright and promising young woman, and to welcome her and her family into our community. We look forward to seeing her progress in November. Good luck, Skyy!  To learn more about the National American Miss organization, click here

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Cherry Hill Police are targeting impaired drivers as part of a nationwide enforcement crackdown through Sept. 7.

Cherry Hill Police target impaired driving 

From Aug. 21 to Sept. 7, the Cherry Hill Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2015 Labor Day statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. For the next three weeks, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools. This is an important program that addresses a very serious issue, particularly during the busy summer travel season. Click here to learn more, and please be smart and stay safe this Labor Day weekend. 

Cherry Hill Fire Department offers EMT Certification Class

The Cherry Hill Fire Department EMS Training Division is offering an EMT Initial Certification Class. Classes begin Sept. 22 and run through Feb. 25. For more information, or to register, click here
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This year's Harvest Festival will feature its first-ever Craft Fair.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: Harvest Festival, Oct. 18

This year's Harvest Festival and Fire & Life Safety Day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at historic Croft Farm, 100 Bortons Mill Road. For the first time, this year's event will feature a Craft Fair, and the Department of Recreation is in search of local artisans to showcase home goods or accessories; up-cycled, repurposed or architectural salvage, jewelry and clothing, and original art and photography. In addition to the Craft Fair, this year's Festival will feature plenty of family-friendly fun and entertainment for everyone, including a pumpkin patch, farmer's market, moon bounce, rock wall, face painting, balloon artists, a petting zoo, fire hose squirt, the Kid Card ID program, and much more! To inquire about participating in the Craft Fair, contact Gabrielle Centrone at (856) 488-7868. For more information about Harvest Festival, email Events@chtownship.com. 

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Fox Hollow Swim Club will host its first-ever 5K at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. 

Fox Trot 5K to benefit Fox Hollow Swim Club, Cherry Hill Education Foundation

Join Fox Hollow Swim Club on Saturday, Sept. 12, for the first-ever Fox Trot 5K, which will benefit both the swim club and the Cherry Hill Education Foundation. Members of Township Council will help kick off the event at 8:30 a.m., followed by an award ceremony and a full slate of family-friendly fun, including a moon bounce, live entertainment, food, prizes and giveaways, and more. The race will be run entirely in the Fox Hollow neighborhood, on a USATF-certified route. Click here to register, and follow Fox Hollow Swim Club on Facebook for additional information. Click here to read about the event in the Cherry Hill Sun. We are looking forward to a great event, and hope to see you there supporting these wonderful organizations in our community!  

Library News and Events

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

The Cherry Hill Public Library joins public libraries nationwide in encouraging all members of the community to check out our library! The resources and possibilities are endless when you have a library card. During the month of September, all new members will receive a special welcome packet – filled with everything needed to make the most of what CHPL has to offer. Stop by today, or if you are already a member, bring a friend and introduce them to the Heart of Town!

Free, family-friendly fun at CHPL

Please join us for these and many other free special events this week at the Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 N. Kings Hwy. Reminder: The Library is closed on Sundays through Sept. 20.

  • Little Summer of Music
    6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31
    Join NJ School of Music's talented music teachers for a hands-on introduction to keyboard and piano. Ages 8 and up. No registration necessary.
  • Introduction to Branding
    7-8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2
    Learn how to assess, improve and shape your brand, or you may find that it has already been shaped for you, and not necessarily in the way that you had intended. Presented by John LeMasney of LeMasney Consulting. Click here to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The Cherry Hill Public Library hosts hundreds of events and activities all year long. Visit www.chplnj.org for the full calendar of events, and to sign up for the library's e-newsletter, renew books, place holds, pay fines and much more. Follow the Library on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for all the latest events, news and happenings! Join the conversation with #chplnj. For more information, call (856) 667-0300, or e-mail info@chplnj.org.

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Cherry Hill offers a variety of opportunities for senior residents to learn throughout their lives.

Senior Living

Local organizations offer a variety
of educational programs for seniors

Learning can be a lifelong experience, and there are many opportunities for Cherry Hill seniors to expand their knowledge:   

  • The Township Recreation Department provides classes that address a variety of topics, throughout the year, including some that are free. Check the Fall/Winter 2015 Community Magazine or visit the Township website for details.
  • The Cherry Hill Library provides many learning opportunities, especially for computer learning. Check the CHPL website for details.
  • Camden County College has several programs free to seniors at the Blackwood campus, as well as several programs in Cherry Hill. Click here or here for fall course offerings. Seniors ages 65 and up can enroll in a tuition waiver program for designated credit courses. Contact the Office of Admissions (located in the Wilson Center, Blackwood Campus) at (856) 277-7200, ext. 4200, for details.
  • The Katz JCC (1301 Springdale Road) offers additional learning experiences. For a list of upcoming classes, click here, or call (856) 424-4444, ext. 1297.
To learn more about this or other senior-related programs in Cherry Hill, contact Senior Services Program Coordinator Gaye Pino at (856) 661-4800, or e-mail GPino@chtownship.com. 

School News

Latest news from the Cherry Hill School District

Stay up-to-date on the latest news and other important information in the Cherry Hill School District's e-news. Click here for the latest edition.

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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