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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing for July 21 to July 27, 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 e-mail updates, follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook. 

Cherry Hill receives red-light camera recertification
On Wednesday, I was notified by the New Jersey Department of Transportation that the red-light cameras at Route 70 and Springdale Road remain approved for New Jersey's Automated Enforcement Pilot Program. In light of that, Cherry Hill has been authorized to resume issuing traffic citations for violations recorded at the intersection. Moving forward, drivers should be aware that if they are caught breaking the law on camera, they will be ticketed. Thank you in advance for helping to keep our community safe.

Best wishes to first-time Olympian Michelle Vittese
When the Summer Olympics get underway in London this weekend, Cherry Hill native Michelle Vittese will compete as a member of the U.S. Women's Field Hockey team. Vittese, a 2008 Camden Catholic graduate, was named to the women's national team in June. Please join me in sending my congratulations to Michelle and her family, and in wishing her the best of luck in the games ahead.

Kresson Road utility work to continue through Tuesday
Underground utility work on Kresson Road between Covered Bridge Road and Old Town Road will continue into the beginning of next week. Work will run from 7 a.m. to about 4 p.m. on both Monday and Tuesday. Police will be on site to monitor traffic flow; however, drivers are asked to find an alternate route to their destinations if possible. Work is expected to be complete by the end of the day Tuesday. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

Come enjoy the final week of Music Under the Stars
Music Under the Stars concludes this Tuesday with the South Jersey Wind Symphony, a woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble whose repertoire includes band classics, new compositions, big-band tunes and pops favorites. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Barclay Farmstead. Thank you to all those who came out to support the series' first two installments. A special thanks to Short Hills Deli, which provided food for the evening as part of a 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.

Several honors for Cherry Hill's young residents
On Monday night, I had the pleasure of honoring a number of young Cherry Hill residents. First, I joined recent Cherry Hill West graduate Adam Breskin and his family at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor. As many of you know, the Eagle Scout rank is the highest rank a Boy Scout can earn, and it takes years to achieve. I wish Adam all the best as he prepares for his first year at Widener University. 
Later that same night, Township Council and I presented a special proclamation to the members of Cherry Hill Youth Athletic Association's Major 70 Red Sox, who finished their 2012 undefeated - and with a Mayor's Cup championship.
These are just a few examples of the wonderful young men and women living here in Cherry Hill; if you know someone who deserves to be recognized, please call my office at (856) 488-7878 or e-mail me at MayorCahn@chtownship.com.



Help keep county roadways clean and green
The Camden County Freeholders are instituting a new interactive program through the county's Department of Public Works that encourages residents to report areas of concern on county roads. Residents can go to
www.CamdenCounty.com or call the Highway Department at (856) 566-2980 to report an issue, and within a short time, DPW personnel will be dispatched to address the concern. For more information, contact the Camden County Department of Public Works.

Playdrome to host blood drive on Aug. 6
The Playdrome will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. Appointments are preferred; to register, contact Maggie Parker at (856) 094-0844 or go to
www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 02215836. The Playdrome is located at 1536 N. Kings Highway.

Mayor's Wellness: Lower your blood pressure naturally
Blood pressure consists of two numbers. The top number is the force the blood is exerting on the walls of the artery while the heart is contracting. The bottom number measures the force exerted on the arterial walls when the heart is relaxing between beats. High blood pressure means the arteries could be constricted or partially blocked. Normal pressure is considered to be 120/80. While medication can help regulate blood pressure, there are ways to lower it without medication:

  1. Start exercising. 30 minutes of some form of aerobic exercise daily has been shown to lower blood pressure. 
  2. Improve your diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and smaller portions.
  3. Limit mineral intake, specifically sodium, to less than 2,000mg a day and increase your potassium and magnesium intake. 
  4. Figure out what your major stresses are, and deal with them if possible. 
  5. Exercise regularly. 
  6. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily. 
  7. Get adequate sleep. Dwell on the positive aspects of your life.

To learn more more about the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign or take our pledge, click here.    

Energy Tip: Strategic shade can help lower your costs
To more efficiently cool your home in the warmer months, consider installing patio covers, awnings and solar window screens or strategically planting trees, shrubs and vines. These are just some of the upgrades typical of a method known as passive solar design (PSD), which can cut your energy bills by as much as 15 percent. Whereas solar panels absorb and transform solar energy into electric energy, PSD harnesses the power of the sun directly to heat or cool your home. It works by using three components – overhangs and overhanging vegetation, windows, and thermal masses like concrete slabs or tile floors – to retain warmth and light in the winter and keep it out in the summer. For more energy tips or to sign the It's In Our Power Pledge to increase your energy efficiency, visit www.ourpowercherryhill.org or contact Energy Outreach Coordinator Nancy Axelrod at naxelrod@chtownship.com.
  
Are you following Cherry Hill on Facebook, Twitter and by e-mail? 
There are many avenues for you to get updates on what's going on in Cherry Hill:

  • You can like us on Facebook;
  • You can follow us on Twitter at @CherryHillTwp;
  • You can sign up to receive e-mail updates on our website by clicking "notify me."

For up-to-the-minute updates on any subject, call my office at (856) 488-7878, visit our municipal Web site at www.CherryHill-NJ.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter (@CherryHillTwp). If you know someone who would like to receive this weekly briefing, please refer them to the "notify me" section on our website.

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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 e-mail updates, follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

Cherry Hill receives red-light camera recertification
On Wednesday, I was notified by the New Jersey Department of Transportation that the red-light cameras at Route 70 and Springdale Road remain approved for New Jersey's Automated Enforcement Pilot Program. In light of that, Cherry Hill has been authorized to resume issuing traffic citations for violations recorded at the intersection. Moving forward, drivers should be aware that if they are caught breaking the law on camera, they will be ticketed. Thank you in advance for helping to keep our community safe.

Best wishes to first-time Olympian Michelle Vittese
When the Summer Olympics get underway in London this weekend, Cherry Hill native Michelle Vittese will compete as a member of the U.S. Women's Field Hockey team. Vittese, a 2008 Camden Catholic graduate, was named to the women's national team in June. Please join me in sending my congratulations to Michelle and her family, and in wishing her the best of luck in the games ahead.

Kresson Road utility work to continue through Tuesday
Underground utility work on Kresson Road between Covered Bridge Road and Old Town Road will continue into the beginning of next week. Work will run from 7 a.m. to about 4 p.m. on both Monday and Tuesday. Police will be on site to monitor traffic flow; however, drivers are asked to find an alternate route to their destinations if possible. Work is expected to be complete by the end of the day Tuesday. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

Come enjoy the final week of Music Under the Stars
Music Under the Stars concludes this Tuesday with the South Jersey Wind Symphony, a woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble whose repertoire includes band classics, new compositions, big-band tunes and pops favorites. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Barclay Farmstead. Thank you to all those who came out to support the series' first two installments. A special thanks to Short Hills Deli, which provided food for the evening as part of a 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.

Several honors for Cherry Hill's young residents
On Monday night, I had the pleasure of honoring a number of young Cherry Hill residents. First, I joined recent Cherry Hill West graduate Adam Breskin and his family at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor. As many of you know, the Eagle Scout rank is the highest rank a Boy Scout can earn, and it takes years to achieve. I wish Adam all the best as he prepares for his first year at Widener University.
Later that same night, Township Council and I presented a special proclamation to the members of Cherry Hill Youth Athletic Association's Major 70 Red Sox, who finished their 2012 undefeated - and with a Mayor's Cup championship.
These are just a few examples of the wonderful young men and women living here in Cherry Hill; if you know someone who deserves to be recognized, please call my office at (856) 488-7878 or e-mail me at MayorCahn@chtownship.com.

Help keep county roadways clean and green
The Camden County Freeholders are instituting a new interactive program through the county's Department of Public Works that encourages residents to report areas of concern on county roads. Residents can go to www.CamdenCounty.com [http://www.camdencounty.com/] or call the Highway Department at (856) 566-2980 to report an issue, and within a short time, DPW personnel will be dispatched to address the concern. For more information, contact the Camden County Department of Public Works.

Playdrome to host blood drive on Aug. 6
The Playdrome will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. Appointments are preferred; to register, contact Maggie Parker at (856) 094-0844 or go to www.redcrossblood.org [http://www.redcrossblood.org/] and enter sponsor code 02215836. The Playdrome is located at 1536 N. Kings Highway.

Mayor's Wellness: Lower your blood pressure naturally
Blood pressure consists of two numbers. The top number is the force the blood is exerting on the walls of the artery while the heart is contracting. The bottom number measures the force exerted on the arterial walls when the heart is relaxing between beats. High blood pressure means the arteries could be constricted or partially blocked. Normal pressure is considered to be 120/80. While medication can help regulate blood pressure, there are ways to lower it without medication:

Start exercising. 30 minutes of some form of aerobic exercise daily has been shown to lower blood pressure.
Improve your diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and smaller portions.
Limit mineral intake, specifically sodium, to less than 2,000mg a day and increase your potassium and magnesium intake.
Figure out what your major stresses are, and deal with them if possible.
Exercise regularly.
Drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily.
Get adequate sleep. Dwell on the positive aspects of your life.

To learn more more about the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign or take our pledge, click here. [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/index.aspx?NID=607]

Energy Tip: Strategic shade can help lower your costs
To more efficiently cool your home in the warmer months, consider installing patio covers, awnings and solar window screens or strategically planting trees, shrubs and vines. These are just some of the upgrades typical of a method known as passive solar design (PSD), which can cut your energy bills by as much as 15 percent. Whereas solar panels absorb and transform solar energy into electric energy, PSD harnesses the power of the sun directly to heat or cool your home. It works by using three components – overhangs and overhanging vegetation, windows, and thermal masses like concrete slabs or tile floors – to retain warmth and light in the winter and keep it out in the summer. For more energy tips or to sign the It's In Our Power Pledge to increase your energy efficiency, visit www.ourpowercherryhill.org or contact Energy Outreach Coordinator Nancy Axelrod at naxelrod@chtownship.com.

Are you following Cherry Hill on Facebook, Twitter and by e-mail?
There are many avenues for you to get updates on what's going on in Cherry Hill:


You can like us on Facebook;
You can follow us on Twitter at @CherryHillTwp;
You can sign up to receive e-mail updates on our website by clicking "notify me."

For up-to-the-minute updates on any subject, call my office at (856) 488-7878, visit our municipal Web site at www.CherryHill-NJ.com [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/] , like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter (@CherryHillTwp). If you know someone who would like to receive this weekly briefing, please refer them to the "notify me" section on our website.


Sincerely,

Chuck Cahn
Mayor


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