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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing for July 14, 2012 to July 20, 2012

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Welcome to the latest installment of the Mayor's Weekly Briefing, which contains a recap of events and news happening around town, upcoming events, and community activities. I hope you will join us at these community events, sign-up to receive email updates, follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook. 


Our thoughts are with the Colorado shooting victims, families
Early Friday morning in Aurora, Colorado, a gunman opened fire on a crowded movie theater, killing a dozen people and injuring at least 50 more. It is the deadliest act of violence in that state since the Columbine shootings, and undoubtedly is one of the worst attacks in our country’s history. Tonight, my thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the families of those injured and killed in this despicable act of violence. This tragedy serves as a reminder that we must always be aware of our surroundings. The Cherry Hill Police Department regularly patrols all local theaters, and residents can rest assured that officers will continue to monitor them this weekend. Residents can report any suspicious activity by calling police dispatch at (856) 665-1200. As always, please call 9-1-1 in an emergency.
 
Cherry Hill Police to roll out new-look patrol cars new police cars.jpg
Early next week, the Cherry Hill Police Department will put into rotation several new police vehicles that look drastically different from the cars Cherry Hill residents have come to recognize. Because their design is such a contrast from what we’re accustomed to seeing, my administration felt it prudent to alert residents to the change.
The new black-and-white Dodge Chargers are marked with “Cherry Hill Police” in large lettering on each side. There is also a small Cherry Hill Police triangle on the front quarter panel of each vehicle.  The new decals are made of a highly reflective material that will alert oncoming drivers to the fact that they’re approaching a police vehicle stopped in the roadway – a feature that will ultimately increase officer safety. The move to the new vehicles is part of a regular rotation within our municipal fleet; the Chargers replace the Ford Crown Victoria, which is no longer manufactured.

 

State extends deadline for Senior Freeze applications
The State of New Jersey has extended the filing deadline for the 2011 Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze) to Oct. 19. Residents with questions about the application process, including eligibility requirements and income standards, can contact Sen. Jim Beach’s office at (856) 429-1572, or go to http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml.

Music Under the Stars continues with the Bobby Block Trio
Thank you to all who came out for the inaugural installment of our Music Under the Stars concert series. Despite the sweltering heat, about 100 people were at Croft Farm this past Tuesday for performances by local high school band No Commitment and headliner Kirko. The series continues at 6:30 p.m. this Tuesday with the Bobby Block Trio. I would also like to thank Short Hills Deli, which provided food for the evening as part of their partnership with the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign; B101.1, which entertained the crowd before the show; and the Friends of Barclay Farmstead, who gave free tours of the Farmhouse. Music Under the Stars is supported by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, TD Bank, Sam Ash Music, and Grand Lux Cafe.

Honoring Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League's 9- and 10-year-old tournament team
littleleaguetournamentteam.jpgI was proud to join the players from Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League’s 9- and 10-year-old tournament team this past Wednesday to congratulate them on another successful season and wish them continued success as they participate in the state championships this weekend in Glassboro. The tournament team has already won sectional and division titles this year, and I look forward to honoring them again later this summer on what I hope will be yet another victory in this weekend’s tournament.

Mayor's Weekly Column: Summer safety tips
Summer is the peak season for travel, recreation and much-needed relaxation with friends and family. But whether you’re staying home, visiting a local swim club, or planning a trip out of town, this time of year can also present our community with a unique set of challenges in terms of health and public safety. In addition to staying cool and hydrated when the mercury rises, it’s important to safeguard yourself, your family and your home against potential dangers you might not always consciously consider. You can read about summer safety tips in the Mayor's weekly column by clicking here.

Checking in with the Garden State Rotary
I spoke with the members of the Garden State Rotary at their most recent meeting on July 13. I was happy to answer questions on a number of topics, including property maintenance, our expanded communications efforts, and our budget, and to discuss the work we’ve done in Town Hall since January. 


Free, family-friendly wildlife event  Monday
at the Cherry Hill Public Library

Come and meet live hawks and owls at 7 p.m. Monday at the Cherry Hill Public Library on Kings Highway. The Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge will run the interactive program, which highlights animals' amazing adaptations while stressing habitat conservation. All ages are welcome, but the program is geared toward ages 5 and up.

Mayor's Wellness Tip: Healthy beverage choices

With so many beverage choices available, making healthy decisions can be difficult. To see for yourself, check out the labels of some of your favorite drinks. Many sodas, juices and energy drinks are loaded with calories, caffeine and sodium, and nearly no nutrients. Even certain flavored waters have a surprising amount of added calories. Water is always your best bet, but regardless of what you drink, you should always look for low-sodium, low-calorie options. If you need some flavor in your water, try adding frozen berries or grapes to the bottom of your glass instead of ice. Adding sliced cucumbers or citrus pieces can add an extra kick of refreshment. To learn more about the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign or take our pledge, click here.       

Local eateries to participate in SJ Hot Chefs ‘Farm To Fork’ week
Several local restaurants will participate in the SJ Hot Chefs “Farm to Fork” week from July 22 to 28. Cherry Hill eateries taking part are: Andreotti's Viennese Café, Caffe Aldo Lamberti, Christopher, Kuzina by Sofia, Nonna’s, and La Campagne. For more information about Farm to Fork week, or to view menus, visit
www.sjhotchefs.com/farm_to_fork/.

Township, Sustainable Cherry Hill partner for free film series at Croft Farm
Join Cherry Hill Township and Sustainable Cherry Hill on Aug. 2 and 9 for a free summer film series at the Croft Farm Arts Center. On Aug. 2, guests will see the award-winning documentary “I Am,” by writer/director Tom Shadyac, which takes a look at the role of materialism in our society. The Aug. 9 feature is the animated Pixar film “Wall-E.”
Both shows begin at 7 p.m. For more information or to register, click here.

Recycle your shoes and find your ‘solemate!’
The Cherry Hill School District is working to keep old shoes out of landfills and give them new life on someone else’s feet. Malberg’s Green Team recently collected 350 pounds of shoes from staffers at Central and the Alternative High School and shipped them to Shoe Box Recycling’s Sole-Mates Program. The collection will continue through July 31. Worn isn't worn out, so if you’d like to recycle any of your shoes, you can drop them off at the Malberg Administration Building, at 45 Ranoldo Terrace.

Energy Tip: Save money by using a clothesline
If you think this week’s heat wave is only good for making you sweat, think again. Drying one load of clothes per day for an hour at a time will use about 1,000kWh of electricity over the course of a year, at a cost of about $100. Using a clothesline for eight months of the year will save about 666kWh, or about $133. Drying clothes outside can also work in the winter if you choose your days carefully and hang them out early. For more information, contact Energy Outreach Coordinator Nancy Axelrod at 856-432-8741 or
naxelrod@chtownship.com. Go to www.ourpowercherryhill.org for more tips on how to save energy for your home or business.
  
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Welcome to the latest installment of the Mayor's Weekly Briefing, which contains a recap of events and news happening around town, upcoming events, and community activities. I hope you will join us at these community events, sign-up to receive email updates, follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

Cherry Hill To Receive Grant Funding For Recreation Projects

New Cherry Hill Police Cars Hitting The Streets

Don't Miss The Music Under the Stars Series

Attendees brought their chairs and their appetite for music as Cherry Hill held the first "Music Under the Stars" concert this past week. No Commitment," a local high school band served as the opening act and they were followed by the main act of "Kirko." As part of their partnership with the Mayor's Wellness campaign, Short Hills Deli provided healthy wraps, snacks and drinks for the evening free of charge. B 101.1 entertained the crowd before the music began and the Friends of Barclay Farmstead offered free tours of the house. The second concert of the series features the Bobby Block Trio. You’ll be dancing on the front lawn of the Farmstead to Big Band and contemporary music performed by the Bobby Block Trio. You’ll be laughing and clapping along with every song. New this summer are opening acts. Guests can hear an ‘up-and-coming’ musical act each night before the featured band. Music Under the Stars is supported by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Grand Lux Cafe.

Honoring Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League 9-10 Year Old Tournament Team

Mayor Cahn joined players of the Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League 9-10 year old tournament team on Wednesday, July 18th to honor them with a proclamation, congratulate them on their accomplishments and wish them continued success in the NJ State Championships. The members of the tournament team have already successfully earned Sectional and Division Championship titles as they have moved on to participate in the State Championship Tournament.

Mayor's Weekly Column: Summer Safety Tips

Summer is the peak season for travel, recreation and much-needed relaxation with friends and family. But whether you’re staying home, visiting a local swim club, or planning a trip out of town, this time of year can also present our community with a unique set of challenges in terms of health and public safety. In addition to staying cool and hydrated when the mercury rises, it’s important to safeguard yourself, your family and your home against potential dangers you might not always consciously consider. You can read about summer safety tips in the Mayor's Weekly column by clicking here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=129] .

Garden State Rotary Club Meeting
Mayor Cahn stopped by the Garden State Rotary Club regular meeting on Friday, July 13th. The Mayor recapped some of the accomplishments and improvements made in just the first six months of his administration and answered questions from Rotary members in attendance ranging from property maintenance issues, to communication efforts and the budget.

Free Family Event at the Cherry Hill Public Library

Come and meet live hawks and owls on Monday, July 23 at 7:00 pm at the Cherry Hill Public Library! Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge will join us for this interactive program that highlights animals' amazing adaptations, while stressing habitat conservation. All ages welcome, best for 5 and up.

Mayor's Wellness Tip Of The Week: Making Healthier Beverage Choices

There are many choices of beverages to choose from, such as sodas, carbonated drinks, juices, and even different types of flavored waters. Choosing the right one is all on the labels. Check out the labels of some of your favorite beverages. Many sodas, juices or energy drinks are loaded with calories, caffeine and sodium, and nearly no nutrients. Even certain flavored waters have many added calories. Look for options with the lowest amount of calories and sodium. Water is always your best bet. If you need some flavor, some low calorie options are to add some frozen berries or grapes to the bottom of your glass instead of ice, or add some cut up cucumbers or citrus for a refreshing taste! You can learn more about the Mayor's Wellness Campaign and take the pledge to join by clicking here. [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/index.aspx?NID=607]

SJ Hot Chefs Farm To Fork Week

The SJ Hot Chefs will present Farm to Fork week from July 22nd through July 28th featuring Cherry Hill restaurants including Andreotti's Viennese Café, Café Aldo Lamberti, Christopher, Kuzina by Sofia, and La Campagne. You can get more information about the week and see menus by visiting their website at www.sjhotchefs.com/farm_to_fork/ [http://www.sjhotchefs.com/farm_to_fork/] .

Don't Miss The Free Summer Film Series At Croft Farms

Join Cherry Hill Township and Sustainable Cherry Hill for a free Summer Film Series held at the Croft Farm Arts Center. On Tuesday, August 2nd from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm they will screen the award winning documentary "I am" by Tom Shadyac, the creative force behind such blockbusters as "Liar Liar," "The Nutty Professor," and "Bruce Almighty." On Tuesday August 9th at 7:00 pm, they will screen the movie "Wall-E." You can get more information about the movies and register to attend by clicking here [http://myemail.constantcontact.com/FREE-Summer-Film-Series-at-Croft-Farm.html?soid=1102336365878&aid=lGjFGcuMznk] .

Recycle your shoes and find your "solemate!"

The Cherry Hill School District is working to keep old shoes out of landfills and give them new life on someone else’s feet somewhere across the globe. Malberg’s Green Team recently shipped 350 pounds of shoes, collected from staffers at Central and the Alternative High School, to Shoe Box Recycling’s Sole-Mates Program. The collection will continue through July 31. Worn isn't worn out, so if you’d like to recycle any of your shoes, you can drop them off at the Malberg Administration Building located at 45 Ranoldo Terrace.

Weekly Energy Tip: Saving Money Is A Breeze If You Use A Clothesline

Think this recent heat wave is good for nothing but making you sweat? Think again! If you dry one load of clothes per day (1 hour drying time), an electric dryer will use about 1000 kWh over the year, at a cost of $200. If you use a clothesline (the solar clothes dryer) for 8 months of the year, you will save about 666 kWh or $133. Drying clothes outside can also work in the winter if you choose your days carefully, and hang them out early. For more information, contact Energy Outreach Coordinator Nancy Axelrod at 856-432-8741 or naxelrod@chtownship.com [mailto: naxelrod@chtownship.com] . Go to www.ourpowercherryhill.org [http://www.ourpowercherryhill.org/] for more tips on how to save energy for your home or business.

A Tribute To American Icons In Music

Join the Cherry Hill Maturity Club and Super Seniors on Thursday, September 13th as they travel to Lancaster, PA and the American Music Theater for "A Tribute to American Icons in Music." Before the show, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at Miller's Famous Smorgasbord in Lancaster County. Non-members are welcome and for more information, call Connie Cramer at 856-414-0778.

Cherry Hill Maturity Club Travels To The Poconos

Join members of the Cherry Hill maturity Club as they travel to Woodloch Pines resort in the Scenic Pocono Mountains from October 23rd - 26th. This 4 day and 3 night trip, features three meals per day, use of the resort amenities and scheduled activities including jackpot bingo, line dance, an indoor pool and nightly entertainment. Non members are welcome and for more information, call Connie Cramer at 856-414-0778.

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Sincerely,

Chuck Cahn

Mayor






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