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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing for September 28 to October 5, 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. 

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Council President David Fleisher helped kick off the annual Greek Agora on Thursday at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church. He was joined by the parish Rector, Father Emmanuel Pratsinakis, and several members of the Parish Council and Agora Committee. Councilman John Amato, Councilwoman Melinda Kane also attended. The festival, in its 39th year, draws thousands of people from around the Delaware Valley every year, and features delicious food and drink and wonderful entertainment. If you haven’t been there before, I highly recommend that you stop by and see what it's all about. The Agora runs through Sunday at St. Thomas, 615 Mercer St.  

Road work to close South Birchwood Park Drive at Route 70
The inbound lane of South Birchwood Park Drive (entering Lakeview from Route 70) will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, for paving and road repairs. Traffic will be able to exit the neighborhood onto the highway; motorists entering Lakeview will be detoured onto Greentree Road.   Detours will be posted, and Cherry Hill Police will be on site to help direct traffic flow. Work is scheduled to last from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. 

Municipal offices open on Monday, Oct. 8; Council meeting moved to Tuesday
Town Hall will be open for normal business hours on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8, and all trash and recycling will be collected as usual. However, next week’s regular Township Council meeting has been moved to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the N. John Amato Council Chambers. 

‘Make it Historic’ this weekend at the Barclay Farmstead
The Friends of Barclay Farmstead will present the second annual "Make it Historic" Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the historic Barclay Farmstead. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience and observe early 19th century farm living at this free, family-friendly event, which includes hands-on crafts and demonstrations representative of the era the Farmstead was built, in 1816.  In addition, the centerpiece, fully-furnished Federal-style farmhouse will be open to the public for tours throughout the event. In case of inclement weather, please check our website at www.CherryHill-NJ.com for updated information. "Make it" an afternoon to remember with your friends at the historic Barclay Farmstead. We hope to see you there!

Jacobs Music celebrates ’70 on 70’ to benefit Cooper Children’s Hospital
Councilwoman Susan Shin Angulo joined Camden County FreeholdJacobs.jpger Director Lou Cappelli to kick off Jacobs Music Company’s “70 on 70” celebration, which runs through this weekend at Jacobs’ new location at the Barclay Shopping Center. The free, three-day-long music marathon features dozens of local performers who will entertain the crowds with a variety of musical genres. In addition to the performances, the Steinway & Sons John Lennon “Imagine” Series Limited Edition Piano will be on display in the store for guests to view and to play, and most importantly, the “play-a-thon” will help raise money for the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. It promises to be a wonderful weekend of music, for a wonderful cause. The festival continues until 7 p.m. tonight, and again from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Seats remain for Oct. 11 chair yoga class at Town Hall
On Wednesday, Oct. 8, Mayor Cahn presented a special proclamation at the Katz JCC declaring October “Yoga Month” in Cherry Hill. Seniors are invYoga.jpgited to a Chair Yoga class at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Town Hall. A handful of spots are still available. The free, one-hour class is sponsored by the Camden County Board of Freeholders, and will be held in the N. John Amato Council Chambers (Room 208) at Town Hall. The class is taught by holistic nurse practitioner and yoga instructor “Teddy” Barbara Piotrowski. Yoga increases flexibility, strength, endurance, concentration, memory, lubricates the joints while decreasing stress and lowering blood pressure. The class will be done seated on chairs to accommodate individuals of all experience levels. For more information, call (856) 488-7868, or email recreation@chtownship.com

Curbside leaf collection begins week of Oct. 22
It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again. The Department of Public Works will begin its annual curbside leaf collection the week of Oct. 22. Over the course of about eight weeks, DPW trucks will complete two collections (weather-permitting) in each neighborhood. Paper leaf bags are now available for free in my office and at DPW. Remember: Leaf piles must be swept to the curbline, not into the street, and storm drains should be kept clear of debris. Blocked storm drains should be reported to DPW. Landscapers and lawn services are not permitted to put leaves at the curb. They are, however, welcome to drop the leaves at the Kresson Road Ecology Site at no cost; a free permit is available through DPW. For more information and a full collection schedule, click here, or call DPW at (856) 424-4422.

Jewish Family & Children’s Services offers free career seminars
Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Southern NJ will present a series of free career-advancement workshops in Cherry Hill in October.  The workshops are part of the Stan Kessler Career & Entrepreneurial speaker series. On Thursday, Oct. 18, at Temple Beth Sholom, renowned etiquette coach and author Barbara Pachter will discuss professional communications skills and ways to make a professional impression. On Monday, Oct. 22, at the Katz JCC, social media and digital marketing expert Sarah Vaynerman will talk about using social media and electronic communications to enhance business outreach. Both programs begin at 7 p.m. Each workshop is free to attend; however, advance registration is required. To register, or for more information, please contact Meredith Seligman at (856) 424-1333 or MSeligman@jfedsnj.org.

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women in the United States. By now, we all know that early detection and healthy lifestyle choices are important to fighting this battle; in fact, research has shown that those two things can help prevent nearly one-half of cancer deaths. Stay up-to-date on mammograms, particularly if you are over 40, and see your doctor for routine breast exams. Don’t delay, talk to your healthcare provider today. Reducing your risk, being proactive, and early detection are all essential to beating this terrible disease. For upcoming events, health tips, and to take our pledge, visit the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign online by clicking here.

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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 to save $2 million from debt refinancing
My office received great news this week: the Township will save almost $2 million through Fiscal Year 2024, thanks to a successful debt-refinancing completed on Thursday. Near-record-low interest rates made refinancing extremely attractive for the Township – and the savings that we will now realize is far greater than anyone imagined. Cherry Hill’s positive name recognition and a strong Aa2 credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service helped us secure a significantly lower rate than we had been paying, and now, our taxpayers will benefit. This was a wonderfully successful attempt to reduce costs without sacrificing service, and I am extremely proud to share the news. For more information, please call my office at (856) 488-7878, or email me at MayorCahn@chtownship.com [mailto:MayorCahn@chtownship.com] .

Help celebrate National Public Lands Day Saturday at Croft Farm
Join the Cherry Hill Environmental Board at Croft Farm from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow as we mark National Public Lands Day. The morning will include several activities aimed at improving the open space surrounding the historic site. For more information on our program, click here. For more on National Public Lands Day, visit http://www.publiclandsday.org/ [http://www.publiclandsday.org/] . Thank you in advance for your support and attendance!

Camden County begins Kings Hwy. reconstruction project
This week, Camden County began a reconstruction project on Kings Highway from Oregon Avenue to Park Boulevard. The $927,592 project is expected to last approximately 60 days, and includes the installation of new concrete aprons, curbing, sidewalks and handicap accessible ramps. It will also have improved drainage and sewer inlet upgrades. Lane shifts and closures will occur during the project; drivers should be aware of traffic pattern changes that will be posted. For more information, click here [http://www.camdencounty.com/county-news/kings-highway-reconstruction-begins-cherry-hill] .

Mayor, Council help break ground on new senior housing complex
On Wednesday, Council members David Fleisher and John Amato and I helped break ground on the new Benedict’s Place senior housing facility on the campus of St. Mary’s Catholic Home. We were joined by Bishop Joseph Galante, representatives from the Camden Diocese, Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli, Congressman Rob Andrews and many others for the special event. When completed in 2013, the facility will provide 74 new affordable housing units for senior citizens in our region. Funding for the project has been provided by the N.J. Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, the Diocesan Housing Services Corporation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Camden County. Congratulations to everyone involved; this is a wonderful project for our senior residents, and I look forward to seeing it completed.

Free leaf bags still available at Town Hall, DPW
Leaf bags are now available in the Mayor’s Office (820 Mercer St.) and at the Department of Public Works (1 Perina Blvd.). The bags are free to all residents through a partnership with Subaru of America. The 30-gallon, biodegradable bags are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Get them ahead of leaf-collection season, which starts Oct. 22. For more information, please call my office at (856) 488-7878, or DPW at (856) 424-4422.

Register now for fall recreation programs, classes
Registration is still open for fall programming offered through the Township Recreation Department. In addition to the latest Township news and photos, the 40-page Fall Community Magazine offers residents a full listing of special events and activities for all ages offered through the Recreation Department and our community partners. Visit the Recreation Department online [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/index.aspx?nid=127] to view an electronic version of the magazine and for our online registration form. For more information, call (856) 488-7868, or email Recreation@chtownship.com [mailto:Recreation@chtownship.com] .

Honoring Woodcrest Swim Club Volleyball team
On Monday night, Township Council and I honored members of the Woodcrest Swim Club Red team, which was named the Cherry Hill Association of Pools’ Volleyball League Champion for 2012. Twelve teams competed in the Association of Pools’ Volleyball League this year, with seven teams vying for the ultimate prize in a tournament at season's end. Congratulations to everyone involved, and thank you to the Cherry Hill Association of Pools and each of our private swim clubs for another fun, family friendly summer season!

Mayor's Wellness: How much strain does running place on the knees?
Is running bad for the knees? The truth is that one's knees can withstand running better than they can withstand carrying around extra weight. In fact, when Stanford University doctors studied a group of runners for over 20 years, they found that their joints actually got healthier. One-third of the non-running group developed bad knees, primarly from carrying weight around their mid-sections. Being concerned about your knees should not be a reason to skip the treadmill! With that said, running may not be your best option. It's always best to check with your physician before you begin a new exercise regimen.
Find more wellness tips, healthy events, and take a pledge to get healthy and active by visiting our Mayor's Wellness Campaign page

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Chuck Cahn
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