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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing for October 12 to October 19, 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. 

Celebrate fall at Harvest Festival, this Sunday at Croft Farm
This Sunday, the grounds of historic Croft Farm will transform into a wonderland of activities and entertainment for people of all ages, when Cherry Hill celebrates the annual Harvest Festival. The free and family-friendly festivities run from noon to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the historic farmstead, located at Brace and Borton’s Mill Road. Highlights of this year's event include several new activities, including a Farmer's Market, hay rides, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides and, much, much more. While you're there, stop by the Croft Farm Arts Center for our open photography exhibit, visit the Cherry Hill Fire Department's Fire & Life Safety Day activities, sign up for a Kid Card ID through the Cherry Hill Police Department, and enjoy plenty of live entertainment. For more information and to view our long list of generous sponsors, click here. I hope to see you there!

Annual leaf collection begins Monday across Cherry Hill
Residents in several Cherry Hill neighborhoods will see a familiar sight beginning Monday: Township leaf crews will be out in full force next week, kicking off eight weeks of curbside collections. Remember: Leaf bags are still available for free to all residents in the Mayor's Office (820 Mercer St., Room 105) and at the Department of Public Works (1 Perina Blvd.).
Collection will take place next week in Colwick, Barlow, Woodland, Ridings of Fox Run, Charleston Woods, Charleston Riding, Brookmead, Woodcrest, Erlton South, Kingsway Village, Cooper Park Village, Erlton North, Hinchman, Lucerne, Sienna and the Voken Tract. A second collection is tentatively scheduled for the week of Nov. 26. For more information, including guidelines and the full collection schedule, click here.  

Senior Services Open House set for Monday at the Community Center
Cherry Hill residents ages 55 and up are invited to a very special Senior Services Open House from 3:30 to 6 p.m. this Monday, Oct. 22, at the Township Municipal Complex. Attendees will have a chance to meet Township staff, learn about relevant Township programs and activities, pick up leaf bags and free energy-saving kits, and enjoy a barbecue lunch from Outback Steakhouse.
The event is free to attend, but registration is preferred. A Gold Card (available free through our Recreation Department) or proof of residency is required to attend the barbecue. For more information or to register, call (856) 488-7868, or email events@chtownship.com.

'Boardwalk Empire' fans: Meet the author of the book that inspired the hit TV series
The Cherry Hill Historical Commission is proud to sponsor a special evening with Nelson Johnson, author of "Boardwalk Empire," the book that inspired HBO's hit series, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Cherry Hill Library. Guests will be entered to win several free giveaways courtesy of HBO, including Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD and Blu-ray. A book signing will follow the discussion. For more information, call (856) 488-7886 or email CHHC@chtownship.com.

Event to highlight issue of bullying, offer resources for special needs
Don't miss the Anti-Bullying Day and Just for You Expo in Support of Special Needs, this Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cherry Hill High School East. This free and non-denominational event includes exhibitors and information on two very important issues for children and parents of children who may be affected by bullying, and to parents of children with special needs, who may be at a higher risk for bullying. This daylong event features a number of speakers and workshops throughout the day, and promises to be a tremendous resource for so many people. I am proud to join with many others in our community to support this special event. For more information, click here.

 

 

The CHPD offers guidelines for a safe and festive Halloween
Soon, there will be spooky ghosts, goblins, witches and ghouls floating all around our neighborhoods. Halloween is almost upon us, and our youngest residents are undoubtedly eagerly awaiting a day of good-natured tricks and treats. This year, the recommended trick-or-treating hours are from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, and a 7 p.m. curfew is suggested for children under 18 who are not accompanied by an adult. That curfew is in effect on both Halloween night and the previous evening, Tuesday, Oct. 30. For more information from the CHPD and for other helpful hints for a safe and festive Halloween, please click here. Happy trick-or-treating!

Tax reminder e-mail notifications now available
Residents are invited and encouraged to sign up now for Cherry Hill Township’s newest e-mail alert, which will send homeowners a reminder about upcoming property tax and sewer bill due dates, one week before payment is due. To sign up, simply click here, enter your e-mail address, and scroll down to click on the envelope icon next to “Taxes.” Please remember to set your spam blocker to allow e-mail from listserv@civicplus.com, to ensure e-mail alerts are received. This free service is available as a courtesy to all interested e-mail subscribers, and is not intended to replace your tax and sewer bill. For more information and for all tax-bill questions, please call the Tax Collector’s Office at (856) 488-7880. 

‘Fall into the Arts’ through October 27 at Croft FarmJuried Photography.jpg

There's still time to “Fall into the Arts” in Cherry Hill! The Township’s annual celebration of all things cultural continues through Oct. 27 at Croft Farm, with our Open Gallery Art Exhibit, on display now in the Croft Farm Arts Center. Come out and enjoy the work of dozens of extremely talented local artists. The photography exhibit and many other events during Fall into the Arts Week are sponsored by the Cherry Hill Arts Board and the Cherry Hill Recreation Department. For more information, please visit http://cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/, call Recreation at (856) 488-7868, or e-mail recreation@chtownship.com.

Homestead Benefit application deadline extended
The deadline to file for the 2012 Homestead Benefit has been extended from Friday, Oct. 19, to Friday, Dec. 14. The credit will be applied to qualified residents’ May 2013 property tax bill. To be eligible for a Homestead Benefit in 2012, you must have owned and occupied a home in New Jersey that was your principal residence on October 1, 2011. In addition, you must have had property taxes which were due and paid on the property during 2011, and you must have New Jersey gross income that was $150,000 or less in 2011 if you were age 65 or older or blind or disabled, and $75,000 or less if you were under age 65 and not blind or disabled. Residents who do not have an application or who need assistance can call the Homestead Benefit Hotline at (888) 238-1233 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Eligible homeowners who have not yet filed can do so either online by clicking here, or by calling (877) 658-2972. For more information, visit the Division of Taxation’s website.  

Energy tip: Free insulation kits now available in the Mayor’s OfficeIt's-In-Our-Power.jpg
Energy kits containing insulated outlet and switch covers are now available to all residents for free through the “It’s in Our Power” program. These special covers help save energy and improve your home's comfort level. The kits are available in the Mayor's Office, and will be given out at the Our Power Cherry Hill table at Harvest Festival on Oct. 21. Each kit contains 4 light-switch covers and 4 electrical outlet covers. For more information, please call (856) 488-7878.

Mayor's Wellness: Be mindful of those treats in your tummy! mwclogo2.jpg
Did you know that the average American eats an average of 24 pounds of candy every year? It's very likely that a big chunk of that amount is consumed in the month of October. Before you eat all those treats you've come across, consider this:

  • Three miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups fill your belly with more sugar than a glazed doughnut.
  • Half a pack of Skittles has more sugar than a scoop of Haagen-Dazs Cookies & Cream Ice Cream.
  • Nine Twizzlers carry as many calories as a Wendy's Double Stack Burger.

So this Halloween, skip some of the candy and save your waistline!
For more on our Mayor's Wellness Campaign, including upcoming events, health tips and to take our pledge, click here.

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.

Celebrate fall at Harvest Festival, this Sunday at Croft Farm
This Sunday, the grounds of historic Croft Farm will transform into a wonderland of activities and entertainment for people of all ages, when Cherry Hill celebrates the annual Harvest Festival. The free and family-friendly festivities run from noon to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the historic farmstead, located at Brace and Borton’s Mill Road. Highlights of this year's event include several new activities, including a Farmer's Market, hay rides, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides and, much, much more. While you're there, stop by the Croft Farm Arts Center for our open photography exhibit, visit the Cherry Hill Fire Department's Fire & Life Safety Day activities, sign up for a Kid Card ID through the Cherry Hill Police Department, and enjoy plenty of live entertainment. For more information and to view our long list of generous sponsors, click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=167] . I hope to see you there!

Annual leaf collection begins Monday across Cherry Hill
Residents in several Cherry Hill neighborhoods will see a familiar sight beginning Monday: Township leaf crews will be out in full force next week, kicking off eight weeks of curbside collections. Remember: Leaf bags are still available for free to all residents in the Mayor's Office (820 Mercer St., Room 105) and at the Department of Public Works (1 Perina Blvd.).
Collection will take place next week in Colwick, Barlow, Woodland, Ridings of Fox Run, Charleston Woods, Charleston Riding, Brookmead, Woodcrest, Erlton South, Kingsway Village, Cooper Park Village, Erlton North, Hinchman, Lucerne, Sienna and the Voken Tract. A second collection is tentatively scheduled for the week of Nov. 26. For more information, including guidelines and the full collection schedule, click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=163] .


Senior Services Open House set for Monday at the Community Center
Cherry Hill residents ages 55 and up are invited to a very special Senior Services Open House from 3:30 to 6 p.m. this Monday, Oct. 22, at the Township Municipal Complex. Attendees will have a chance to meet Township staff, learn about relevant Township programs and activities, pick up leaf bags and free energy-saving kits, and enjoy a barbecue lunch from Outback Steakhouse.
The event is free to attend, but registration is preferred. A Gold Card (available free through our Recreation Department) or proof of residency is required to attend the barbecue. For more information or to register, call (856) 488-7868, or email events@chtownship.com. [mailto:events@chtownship.com.For] 'Boardwalk Empire' fans: Meet the author of the book that inspired the hit TV series
The Cherry Hill Historical Commission is proud to sponsor a special evening with Nelson Johnson, author of "Boardwalk Empire," the book that inspired HBO's hit series, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Cherry Hill Library. Guests will be entered to win several free giveaways courtesy of HBO, including Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD and Blu-ray. A book signing will follow the discussion. For more information, call (856) 488-7886 or email CHHC@chtownship.com [mailto:CHHC@chtownship.com] .

The CHPD offers guidelines for a safe and festive Halloween
Soon, there will be spooky ghosts, goblins, witches and ghouls floating all around our neighborhoods. Halloween is almost upon us, and our youngest residents are undoubtedly eagerly awaiting a day of good-natured tricks and treats. This year, the recommended trick-or-treating hours are from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, and a 7 p.m. curfew is suggested for children under 18 who are not accompanied by an adult. That curfew is in effect on both Halloween night and the previous evening, Tuesday, Oct. 30. For more information from the CHPD and for other helpful hints for a safe and festive Halloween, please click here [http://nj-cherryhill.civicplus.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=169] . Happy trick-or-treating!

Tax reminder e-mail notifications now available
Residents are invited and encouraged to sign up now for Cherry Hill Township’s newest e-mail alert, which will send homeowners a reminder about upcoming property tax and sewer bill due dates, one week before payment is due. To sign up, simply click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/list.aspx] , enter your e-mail address, and scroll down to click on the envelope icon next to “Taxes.” Please remember to set your spam blocker to allow e-mail from listserv@civicplus.com [mailto:listserv@civicplus.com] , to ensure e-mail alerts are received. This free service is available as a courtesy to all interested e-mail subscribers, and is not intended to replace your tax and sewer bill. For more information and for all tax-bill questions, please call the Tax Collector’s Office at (856) 488-7880.

‘Fall into the Arts’ through October 27 at Croft Farm
There's still time to “Fall into the Arts” in Cherry Hill! The Township’s annual celebration of all things cultural continues through Oct. 27 at Croft Farm, with our Open Gallery Art Exhibit, on display now in the Croft Farm Arts Center. Come out and enjoy the work of dozens of extremely talented local artists. The photography exhibit and many other events during Fall into the Arts Week are sponsored by the Cherry Hill Arts Board and the Cherry Hill Recreation Department. For more information, please visit http://cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/ [http://cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/] , call Recreation at (856) 488-7868, or e-mail recreation@chtownship.com [mailto:recreation@chtownship.com] .

Homestead Benefit application deadline extended
The deadline to file for the 2012 Homestead Benefit has been extended from Friday, Oct. 19, to Friday, Dec. 14. The credit will be applied to qualified residents’ May 2013 property tax bill. To be eligible for a Homestead Benefit in 2012, you must have owned and occupied a home in New Jersey that was your principal residence on October 1, 2011. In addition, you must have had property taxes which were due and paid on the property during 2011, and you must have New Jersey gross income that was $150,000 or less in 2011 if you were age 65 or older or blind or disabled, and $75,000 or less if you were under age 65 and not blind or disabled. Residents who do not have an application or who need assistance can call the Homestead Benefit Hotline at (888) 238-1233 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Eligible homeowners who have not yet filed can do so either online by clicking here [http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/] , or by calling (877) 658-2972. For more information, visit the Division of Taxation’s website [http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml] .

Energy tip: Free insulation kits now available in the Mayor’s Office
Energy kits containing insulated outlet and switch covers are now available to all residents for free through the “It’s in Our Power” program. These special covers help save energy and improve your home's comfort level. The kits are available in the Mayor's Office, and will be given out at the Our Power Cherry Hill table at Harvest Festival on Oct. 21. Each kit contains 4 light-switch covers and 4 electrical outlet covers. For more information, please call (856) 488-7878.

Mayor's Wellness: Fall into Fitness by Walking with the Mayor
Did you know that the average American eats an average of 24 pounds of candy every year? It's very likely that a big chunk of that amount is consumed in the month of October. Before you eat all those treats you've come across, consider this:


Three miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups fill your belly with more sugar than a glazed doughnut.

Half a pack of Skittles has more sugar than a scoop of Haagen-Dazs Cookies & Cream Ice Cream.

Nine Twizzlers carry as many calories as a Wendy's Double Stack Burger.

So this Halloween, skip some of the candy and save your waistline!
For more on our Mayor's Wellness Campaign, including upcoming events, health tips and to take our pledge, click here. [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/index.aspx?NID=607]

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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