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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing for October 4 to 11, 2013

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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.

Mayor, Council renew vow to fight development of Woodcrest Country Club
This week, Cherry Hill was notified that the First Montgomery Group, the new owners of the Woodcrest Country Club property, had filed suit against the Township for the right to build housing on the site. From day one, these developers have done nothing but deceive the residents of Cherry Hill; less than six months after publicly promising to continue running Woodcrest as a golf course, this same group wants to instead develop it into 844 housing units. The members of Township Council and I want to make one thing clear: We do not and will not support development of any kind on the Woodcrest property. This has been our stance from the beginning, and we will not be threatened or bullied into backing down. We are prepared to fight and do everything in our power to ensure this cherished landmark is protected for future generations. We stand united in this effort, and I hope you will stand with us as we fight to protect one of Cherry Hill's largest and last remaining parcels of open space. Click
here to read our entire statement on this latest development. 

'Fall into the Arts' at Croft Farm from tomorrow through Oct. 26Juried Photography.jpg            
            
Cherry Hill is gearing up for our annual celebration of local art and culture during "Fall into the Arts," from Oct. 12 to 26 at Croft Farm. The two-week-long festival kicks off at 6 tomorrow night with the opening of the annual Juried Photography Exhibit, featuring the best of our local art and photography community. Admission is free. Meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments, and maybe purchase an original piece to take home! The celebration continues at 3 p.m. Sunday with the "The Three Tenors," the latest installment in the Ensemble Concert Series, featuring vocalists from the Academy of Vocal Arts, as they perform in the style of Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti. Limited seating remains for the Ensemble Concert; tickets are $15 each, or $12 for seniors with a Gold Card. Fall into the Arts is presented by the Cherry Hill Recreation Department and the Cherry Hill Arts Advisory Board. For more information on, visit the Arts Board
online.               

Celebrate Greek Culture this weekend at the Agora Festival2013 Agora for briefing.jpg
On Thursday, Council and I joined the congregation at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church to kick off one of Cherry Hill's biggest cultural celebrations of the year, the Greek Agora Festival. The festival, which draws thousands of visitors from across the Delaware Valley every year, celebrates Greek culture and highlights the best our local Greek community has to offer. From the mouth-watering Greek food to traditional music and dancing, there's something for everyone. The festival takes place on the church grounds, at 615 Mercer St. For more information, click here.  

Come 'Walk with the Mayor' at the Cherry Hill Mall next Wednesday morning
One very popular fmwclogo2.jpgeature of my Mayor's Wellness Campaign returns to town next Wednesday, Oct. 16: Walk with the Mayor! From 8 to 9 a.m., join myself, along with community members, Township staff, and members of Township Council as we take a brisk 2-mile walk around the Cherry Hill Mall. Guests should gather in the Mall's Grand Court (use the entrance next to Bobby's Burger Palace, off of Route 38), and be ready to get their day started on the right foot. We'll burn some calories, enjoy good conversation, and have a great time with friends of all ages. Can't make it this week? Don't worry: Walk with the Mayor is scheduled on the third Wednesday of every month from October through April. For more information, contact my office at (856) 488-7878, e-mail me at MayorCahn@chtownship.com, or visit the Mayor's Wellness Campaign online and on Facebook. See you there! 

Wrapping up a week full of grand openings throughout Cherry HillBenedicts Place for briefing.jpg  
This week was filled with exciting new beginnings for businesses and organizations across Cherry Hill, and the members of Council and I were excited to take part in the various festivities planned across Cherry Hill in the last few days. I'd like to highlight one project in particular: the Grand Opening of Benedict's Place, a brand-new senior housing facility on the grounds of St. Mary's campus on Springdale Road. Operated by the Diocese of Camden, Benedict's Place provides housing that is comfortable, acceswawa for briefing.jpgsible and affordable to more than 70 elderly men and women in our community. The Township has worked closely with the Diocese on this project over the last several months, and seeing its doors open was truly a joyous occasion.
On Friday, Council and I joined dozens of community and staff members to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Wawa store and gas station at 50 Haddonfield Road. The morning's festivities included an official ribbon-cutting, an a Hoagies for Heroes contest to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The store, which features a lottery kiosk and a unique floor-plan and in-store bakery, is one of more than 600 Wawa locations nationwide, and the 237th Wawa to open in New Jersey.

Leaf bags now available for pickup; leaf collection begins Oct. 21
Leaf bags are now available for pickup in the Municipal Clerk's Office (Room 107) in Town Hall, and at the Department of Public Works (1 Perina Blvd.). The 30-gallon bags are being provided as a courtesy in preparation for this year’s leaf season, which begins the week of Oct. 21. The bags are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis, thanks to a partnership with RecycleBank. Bagged leaves can be placed at the curb on your scheduled trash collection day, giving residents more flexibility as to when leaves can be cleaned up. For more information on leaf-collection or the leaf bag program, please call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422.

Cooper River Park named 'Great Spaces' in New Jersey for 2013
Cooper River Park, the central park of the Camden County Park System, has been named a "Great Place in New Jersey" for 2013 by the American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter, one of just two places to receive the prestigious designation statewide this year. On Friday, I joined Camden County Freeholders Jeff Nash and Ed McDonnell, as well as officials from Pennsauken, for the formal award presentation. The 346.44-acre park runs through Cherry Hill, Pennsauken, Collingswood and Haddon Township and has become one of New Jersey's most used parks. Our community is lucky to have direct access to such a wonderful amenity, and I was honored to be on hand for today's recognition ceremony.   
    
Temple Emanuel sponsors free 'Community Addictions Forum' this Wednesday
Temple Emanuel will present a free, interactive educational event at 7 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 16, for parents, families, educators, healthcare professionals, and anyone else in need of information on the national epidemic of substance abuse and addiction. Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Michael Shore, a 2013 "Top Doc in Addictions" will share the latest facts about the devastation of prescription drug and alcohol dependence, as well as information on proactive interventions and community resources; a panel discussion with relevant professionals is also planned. This event promises to be a valuable resource for those in need of assistance, and the Township is proud to support the effort. For more information, visit
www.templeemanuel.org, or call (856) 489-0029.

The latest news from the Cherry Hill School District
Now that school is back in session, it's an excellent time to become reacquainted with the District's weekly e-newletter. Click
here for the latest edition of the Cherry Hill School District’s e-news update, which contains news, information and events from around the district.

Are you following Cherry Hill on Facebook, Twitter and by e-mail? 
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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.

Mayor, Council renew vow to fight development of Woodcrest Country Club


This week, Cherry Hill was notified that the First Montgomery Group, the new owners of the Woodcrest Country Club property, had filed suit against the Township for the right to build housing on the site. From day one, these developers have done nothing but deceive the residents of Cherry Hill; less than six months after publicly promising to continue running Woodcrest as a golf course, this same group wants to instead develop it into 844 housing units. The members of Township Council and I want to make one thing clear: We do not and will not support development of any kind on the Woodcrest property. This has been our stance from the beginning, and we will not be threatened or bullied into backing down. We are prepared to fight and do everything in our power to ensure this cherished landmark is protected for future generations. We stand united in this effort, and I hope you will stand with us as we fight to protect one of Cherry Hill's largest and last remaining parcels of open space. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=405] to read our entire statement on this latest development.

'Fall into the Arts' at Croft Farm from tomorrow through Oct. 26

Cherry Hill is gearing up for our annual celebration of local art and culture during "Fall into the Arts," from Oct. 12 to 26 at Croft Farm. The two-week-long festival kicks off at 6 tomorrow night with the opening of the annual Juried Photography Exhibit, featuring the best of our local art and photography community. Admission is free. Meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments, and maybe purchase an original piece to take home! The celebration continues at 3 p.m. Sunday with the "The Three Tenors," the latest installment in the Ensemble Concert Series, featuring vocalists from the Academy of Vocal Arts, as they perform in the style of Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti. Limited seating remains for the Ensemble Concert; tickets are $15 each, or $12 for seniors with a Gold Card. Fall into the Arts is presented by the Cherry Hill Recreation Department and the Cherry Hill Arts Advisory Board. For more information on, visit the Arts Board online [http://cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/] .

Celebrate Greek Culture this weekend at the Agora Festival

On Thursday, Council and I joined the congregation at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church to kick off one of Cherry Hill's biggest cultural celebrations of the year, the Greek Agora Festival. The festival, which draws thousands of visitors from across the Delaware Valley every year, celebrates Greek culture and highlights the best our local Greek community has to offer. From the mouth-watering Greek food to traditional music and dancing, there's something for everyone. The festival takes place on the church grounds, at 615 Mercer St. For more information, click here [http://cherryhill.patch.com/groups/arts-and-entertainment/p/2013-greek-agora-festival-starts-thursday] .

Come 'Walk with the Mayor' at the Cherry Hill Mall next Wednesday morning

One very popular feature of my Mayor's Wellness Campaign returns to town next Wednesday, Oct. 16: Walk with the Mayor! From 8 to 9 a.m., join myself, along with community members, Township staff, and members of Township Council as we take a brisk 2-mile walk around the Cherry Hill Mall. Guests should gather in the Mall's Grand Court (use the entrance next to Bobby's Burger Palace, off of Route 38), and be ready to get their day started on the right foot. We'll burn some calories, enjoy good conversation, and have a great time with friends of all ages. Can't make it this week? Don't worry: Walk with the Mayor is scheduled on the third Wednesday of every month from October through April. For more information, contact my office at (856) 488-7878, e-mail me at MayorCahn@chtownship.com [mailto:MayorCahn@chtownship.com] , or visit the Mayor's Wellness Campaign online [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/index.aspx?NID=607] and on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cherry-Hill-Mayors-Wellness-Campaign/186080851562062] . See you there!

Wrapping up a week full of grand openings throughout Cherry Hill

This week was filled with exciting new beginnings for businesses and organizations across Cherry Hill, and the members of Council and I were excited to take part in the various festivities planned across Cherry Hill in the last few days. I'd like to highlight one project in particular: the Grand Opening of Benedict's Place, a brand-new senior housing facility on the grounds of St. Mary's campus on Springdale Road. Operated by the Diocese of Camden, Benedict's Place provides housing that is comfortable, accessible and affordable to more than 70 elderly men and women in our community. The Township has worked closely with the Diocese on this project over the last several months, and seeing its doors open was truly a joyous occasion.
On Friday, Council and I joined dozens of community and staff members to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Wawa store and gas station at 50 Haddonfield Road. The morning's festivities included an official ribbon-cutting, an a Hoagies for Heroes contest to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The store, which features a lottery kiosk and a unique floor-plan and in-store bakery, is one of more than 600 Wawa locations nationwide, and the 237th Wawa to open in New Jersey.



Leaf bags now available for pickup; leaf collection begins Oct. 21

Leaf bags are now available for pickup in the Municipal Clerk's Office (Room 107) in Town Hall, and at the Department of Public Works (1 Perina Blvd.). The 30-gallon bags are being provided as a courtesy in preparation for this year’s leaf season, which begins the week of Oct. 21. The bags are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis, thanks to a partnership with RecycleBank. Bagged leaves can be placed at the curb on your scheduled trash collection day, giving residents more flexibility as to when leaves can be cleaned up. For more information on leaf-collection or the leaf bag program, please call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422.

Cooper River Park named 'Great Spaces' in New Jersey for 2013

Cooper River Park, the central park of the Camden County Park System, has been named a "Great Place in New Jersey" for 2013 by the American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter, one of just two places to receive the prestigious designation statewide this year. On Friday, I joined Camden County Freeholders Jeff Nash and Ed McDonnell, as well as officials from Pennsauken, for the formal award presentation. The 346.44-acre park runs through Cherry Hill, Pennsauken, Collingswood and Haddon Township and has become one of New Jersey's most used parks. Our community is lucky to have direct access to such a wonderful amenity, and I was honored to be on hand for today's recognition ceremony.



Temple Emanuel sponsors free 'Community Addictions Forum' this Wednesday

Temple Emanuel will present a free, interactive educational event at 7 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 16, for parents, families, educators, healthcare professionals, and anyone else in need of information on the national epidemic of substance abuse and addiction. Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Michael Shore, a 2013 "Top Doc in Addictions" will share the latest facts about the devastation of prescription drug and alcohol dependence, as well as information on proactive interventions and community resources; a panel discussion with relevant professionals is also planned. This event promises to be a valuable resource for those in need of assistance, and the Township is proud to support the effort. For more information, visit www.templeemanuel.org [http://www.templeemanuel.org/] , or call (856) 489-0029.

The latest news from the Cherry Hill School District

Now that school is back in session, it's an excellent time to become reacquainted with the District's weekly e-newletter. Click here [http://www.cherryhill.k12.nj.us/news/news/enews.cfm] for the latest edition of the Cherry Hill School District’s e-news update, which contains news, information and events from around the district.

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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