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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing for October 19 to October 26, 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. 

Township Office of Emergency Management prepares for Hurricane Sandy
The Cherry Hill Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is closely monitoring the forecast for the coming weekend and key Township personnel are on standby to respond as conditions require. According to the latest forecasts, the brunt of the storm is expected to affect our region Monday and Tuesday, with some effects felt late Sunday. The storm is expected to bring strong, sustained winds and heavy rain. Flooding and power outages are likely.
The OEM will be open for the duration of the storm, with personnel from the Cherry Hill Police and Fire Departments, Public Works, and the Mayor’s Office activated 24 hours a day to respond to the community’s needs. DPW crews will be working through the weekend to clear leaves from roads and remove debris from storm inlets as first steps. OEM will make updates available via Facebook, Twitter and the Township website this weekend and for the duration of the storm. Please follow us there for the latest updates, and be sure to subscribe to our Emergency Alerts if you haven’t already done so. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we work together to weather this latest storm.

Sandbags available to residents starting Saturday morning
Sandbags will be available free to residents beginning Saturday morning. Hundreds of pounds of sand will be available throughout the weekend, while supplies last.
Sand will be available in two locations:
1. The Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building, 820 Mercer St.
2. DeCou Park, Cropwell & Evesham Roads
The distribution schedule is as follows:
- Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, residents may bring their own bags to fill with sand.
- From 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, DPW staff will be on hand, providing bags that residents may fill and take home. Assistance will be available for elderly and disabled individuals who need help carrying bags to their vehicle.
Unfortunately, bags cannot be delivered. Residents should direct questions and concerns to Facebook@chtownship.com, which will be monitored throughout the weekend.

Cherry Hill receives $140K grant for recycling efforts
Cherry Hill has been awarded a $140,641 recycling tonnage grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, based on recycling totals Township-wide in 2010. The Township’s award was the eighth-largest allotment of its kind in the state, up two spots from 2011, and was the highest amount awarded in South Jersey. This is truly wonderful news, and is proof that doing the right thing, particularly with regard to environmental efforts, really does pay off. Read more about this exciting announcement by clicking here.

Join us for the dedication of Friendship Grove at the Cherry Hill Library
Mayor Cahn will join officials at the Cherry Hill Public Library and members of the Friends of the Library, as they unveil and dedicate Friendship Grove at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 All community members are invited to attend and see this new outdoor extension of the Library. A small reception will follow the dedication ceremony. Attendees will be among the first to see Friendship Grove, which features 11 benches spaced between 21 Kwanza Cherry Trees surrounding a peaceful path. Just beyond the path will be a field of wildflowers, enhancing the beauty and tranquility of the space. Attendees will also learn how they can become a permanent part of the Grove, by purchasing bricks, trees and benches. For more information, please call Katie Hardesty at (856) 903-1207.

Enjoy coffee, dessert and live entertainment tomorrow night at Croft Farm
Looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend a Saturday evening? Come out to our second annual Coffeehouse at Croft Farm, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 27. Enjoy live music and poetry readings while sipping gourmet coffee and indulging in specialty desserts from a variety of local eateries. The Coffeehouse will be held in the Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Bortons Mill Road. Cost to attend is $5; for more information or for other upcoming Cherry Hill Arts events, please visit the Cherry Hill Arts Board online.

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: Reduce your risk of getting sick
Reduce your risk of getting sick this season! Seniors are especially vulnerable to illnessmwclogo2.jpges such as pneumonia and the flu. However, everyone can reduce their risk of getting sick this winter by taking a few precautions:

  • First, get the flu vaccine now; don't wait until flu season is almost over. Discuss vaccinations with your child's pediatrician, as well. 
  • Always wash your ahnds before handling food.
  • Keep hands away from your mouth, nose and eyes. If you have to rub your eyes or your nose, wash your hands first. 
  • Keep hand sanitizer around for those times when soap and water aren't available.
  • Steer clear of crowds, if possible, during peak cold and flu season, and ask sick friends and family members to hold off on visiting until they're well.

Following these tips should help keep you and yours healthy this winter! 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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Chuck Cahn
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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.

Township prepares for Hurricane Sandy
The Cherry Hill Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is closely monitoring the forecast for the coming weekend and key Township personnel are on standby to respond as conditions require. According to the latest forecasts, the brunt of the storm is expected to affect our region Monday and Tuesday, with some effects felt late Sunday. The storm is expected to bring strong, sustained winds and heavy rain. Flooding and power outages are likely.
The OEM will be open for the duration of the storm, with personnel from the Cherry Hill Police and Fire Departments, Public Works, and the Mayor’s Office activated 24 hours a day to respond to the community’s needs. DPW crews will be working through the weekend to clear leaves from roads and remove debris from storm inlets as first steps. OEM will make updates available via Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cherry-Hill-Township/134342599655?ref=hl] , Twitter [https://twitter.com/CherryHillTwp] and the Township website [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/] this weekend and for the duration of the storm. Please follow us there for the latest updates, and be sure to subscribe to our Emergency Alerts if you haven’t already done so. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we work together to weather this latest storm.

Sandbags available to residents starting Saturday morning
Sandbags will be available free to residents beginning Saturday morning. Hundreds of pounds of sand will be available throughout the weekend, while supplies last.
Sand will be available in two locations:
1. The Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building, 820 Mercer St.
2. DeCou Park, Cropwell & Evesham Roads
The distribution schedule is as follows:
- Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, residents may bring their own bags to fill with sand.
- From 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, DPW staff will be on hand, providing bags that residents may fill and take home. Assistance will be available for elderly and disabled individuals who need help carrying bags to their vehicle.
Unfortunately, bags cannot be delivered. Residents should direct questions and concerns to Facebook@chtownship.com [mailto:Facebook@chtownship.com] , which will be monitored throughout the weekend.

Cherry Hill receives $140K grant for recycling efforts
Cherry Hill has been awarded a $140,641 recycling tonnage grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, based on recycling totals Township-wide in 2010. The Township’s award was the eighth-largest allotment of its kind in the state, up two spots from 2011, and was the highest amount awarded in South Jersey. This is truly wonderful news, and is proof that doing the right thing, particularly with regard to environmental efforts, really does pay off. Read more about this exciting announcement by clicking here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=171] .

Join us for the dedication of Friendship Grove at the Cherry Hill Library
Mayor Cahn will join officials at the Cherry Hill Public Library and members of the Friends of the Library, as they unveil and dedicate Friendship Grove at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 All community members are invited to attend and see this new outdoor extension of the Library. A small reception will follow the dedication ceremony. Attendees will be among the first to see Friendship Grove, which features 11 benches spaced between 21 Kwanza Cherry Trees surrounding a peaceful path. Just beyond the path will be a field of wildflowers, enhancing the beauty and tranquility of the space. Attendees will also learn how they can become a permanent part of the Grove, by purchasing bricks, trees and benches. For more information, please call Katie Hardesty at (856) 903-1207.

Enjoy coffee, dessert and live entertainment tomorrow night at Croft Farm
Looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend a Saturday evening? Come out to our second annual Coffeehouse at Croft Farm, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 27. Enjoy live music and poetry readings while sipping gourmet coffee and indulging in specialty desserts from a variety of local eateries. The Coffeehouse will be held in the Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Bortons Mill Road. Cost to attend is $5; for more information or for other upcoming Cherry Hill Arts events, please visit the Cherry Hill Arts Board online [http://cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/] .

Wellness tip: Reduce your risk of getting sick
Reduce your risk of getting sick this season! Seniors are especially vulnerable to illnesses such as pneumonia and the flu. However, everyone can reduce their risk of getting sick this winter by taking a few precautions:
• First, get the flu vaccine now; don’t wait until flu season is almost over.
• Always wash your hands before handling food.
• Keep your hands away from your mouth, nose and eyes. If you have to rub your eyes or nose, wash your hands first.
• Keep hand sanitizer on hand for those times when soap and water aren’t available.
• Steer clear of crowds, if possible, during peak cold and flu season, and ask sick friends and family members to hold off on visiting until they’re well.
Following these tips should help you and yours stay healthy this winter!


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: Reduce your risk of getting sick
Reduce your risk of getting sick this season! Seniors are especially vulnerable to illnesses such as pneumonia and the flu. However, everyone can reduce their risk of getting sick this winter by taking a few precautions:
First, get the flu vaccine now; don't wait until flu season is almost over. Discuss vaccinations with your child's pediatrician, as well.
Always wash your ahnds before handling food.
Keep hands away from your mouth, nose and eyes. If you have to rub your eyes or your nose, wash your hands first.
Keep hand sanitizer around for those times when soap and water aren't available.
Steer clear of crowds, if possible, during peak cold and flu season, and ask sick friends and family members to hold off on visiting until they're well.
Following these tips should help keep you and yours healthy this winter! 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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