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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing for Feb. 7 to 14, 2014

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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 offices closed Monday for President’s Day
The Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building will be closed for President’s Day on Monday, Feb. 17. However, trash and recycling will be collected as scheduled. Township offices will reopen for normal operating hours on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Friday’s trash-collection routes delayed until Saturday
This week’s Nor’easter forced the cancellation of trash and recycling collection on Thursday, Feb. 13. Trash-collection crews are working through the day Friday to complete curbside pickup in Thursday’s collection areas, and Friday’s routes will be collected on Saturday. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422 or Republic Services of NJ at (856) 234-4000.

Annual Fire District election is Saturday, Feb. 15, from 2-9 p.m.
The Cherry Hill Fire Department will hold its annual Budget and Board of Fire Commissioners Election tomorrow. Voting takes place from 2-9 p.m., at the Carman Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer St., or at the Fire Department’s Central Command, 1100 Marlkress Road. Your polling place is based on the district in which you live. For more information, including a detailed breakdown of districts at each polling location, click here.

Mayor, Council honor local Eagle Scout Billy GrobleGrobel Eagle Scout.jpeg
Last Sunday, Council President David Fleisher attended an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for local teen Billy Groble, a member of Boy Scout Troop 170 in Cherry Hill. Groble attained the rank of Eagle Scout – the Boy Scouts’ highest rank – after completing a special project that involved building an outdoor weather station classroom at Rosa International Middle School. Just five percent of Boy Scouts reach the rank of Eagle Scout every year. Council President Fleisher presented Billy with a special proclamation on behalf of me and the rest of Town Council. Please join me in congratulating Billy on this tremendous achievement.

Free programs and events at the Cherry Hill Public Library

Library logo small.jpgPlease join us this week for these free special events at the Cherry Hill Public Library,
1100 N. Kings Highway:   

  • Meet a Star Wars Character, 2-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15
    Calling all Star Wars fans! Bring your camera and meet costumed characters from the Star Wars saga at a family-friendly event. Take photos and enjoy a Q&A session with members of the local 501st Legion about Star Wars, how they create their movie-quality costumes and the work of their volunteer organization. Costumes are welcome!
  • Lit with Librarians Book Club, 3-4 p.m.,
    Tuesday, Feb. 18

    Join us for a discussion of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison,” by Piper Kerman. Lit with Librarians is a free book club for adults, organized by Cherry Hill librarians. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month. Visit
    www.chplnj.org for upcoming book selections.
  • Thursday morning, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Feb. 20
    Explore local Jewish history through this special program, “Character, Compassion, Community, Jewish Camden,” presented by Ruth Bogutz. Learn how Jews helped build Camden in the 1800s by developing institutions and agencies to care for their own community, and laid the footprints on which today’s strong Jewish community is based. This event is open to the public; no registration required.

This is just a snapshot of the hundreds of events, classes, activities and cultural programs held at the Cherry Hill Library throughout the year. Click here for the full events calendar, and visit www.chplnj.org to sign up for CHPLink, the library’s e-newsletter. Stay connected by following the Library on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. For more information on any library program, call (856) 667-0300 or email info@chplnj.org.

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herry Hill to host free Special Needs Conference on March 8
Cherry Hill will host a free, daylong Conference for Professionals and Parents of Children with Special Needs, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Carman Tilelli Community Center. Learn about a variety of topics and issues, and connect with representatives from federal, state and local agencies, as well as two special featured speakers. The conference is hosted by Cherry Hill Township, the Ombudsman for Disabled Citizens and the Cherry Hill Alliance, and is sponsored by the Ellisburg McDonald’s and Wegmans. A continental breakfast will be served. Attendance is free, but registration is recommended. Click here for more information. 

Walk with the Mayor on Feb. 19; save the date for Wellness ExpoFarmers WWM 2.jpg
Join us again next Wednesday, Feb. 19, for our monthly “Walk with the Mayor” at Cherry Hill Mall. Starting at 8 a.m., community members and representatives from this month’s featured Wellness Partner, the Cherry Hill Chamber of Commerce, will join me and several Township staff members for a 2-mile walk around the inside of the mall. Meet us at Guest Services in the Mall’s Grant Court (enter using the entrance next to Bobby’s Burger Palace). If you can't make it next week, don't worry: We walk on the first Wednesday of every month through April.
Upcoming events: Save the Date for a special Fitness and Wellness Expo, featuring free demos, refreshments, and prizes, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the Power Train Sports Institute, 5 Esterbrook Lane, Cherry Hill. Click
here for details.
To learn more about either of these events, call (856) 488-7878, or email
MWC@chtownship.com.


Help shape the future of the Mayor's Wellness Campaign!mwclogo2.jpg
With the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign ramping up for spring and summer, my administration is looking to expand the Mayor’s Wellness Advisory Committee – a group of local community members who care about Wellness, have fresh ideas for the campaign, and who want to help make healthy living a part of everyday life in Cherry Hill. We realize that “wellness” is about more than just working out or eating right – and we want to help educate residents in ways that are fun, engaging and affordable. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, along with your name and contact information, to MWC@chtownship.com, by Feb. 28. The Committee is scheduled to meet the first week in March; selected applicants will be notified with complete details prior to the meeting date. For more information on the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, or for questions about the Committee, e-mail us or call (856) 488-7878.
                 
Sign up now Plant-a-Patch at Barclay Farmstead Barclay Plant a Patch.jpg
The Township is currently accepting names for the 2014 Plant-A-Patch Wait List.  Plant-A-Patch, the Township’s popular community gardening program at the historic Barclay Farmstead, offers 25-foot by 25-foot plots for a fee of $30 per season, which runs from mid-April through mid-October.  For more information or to add your name to the wait list, contact Sandra Ragonese at sragonese@chtownship.com or (856) 488-7886.
                               

Seniors: Free tax-prep assistance available through April 15

Cherry Hill Township and the AARP offer seniors free tax-preparation assistance, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday through April 15. Sessions will be held in the N. John Amato Council Chambers, at the Township Municipal Building. For additional information, click here, or call the AARP directly at (888) AARP-NOW. 
               

CHFD to continue smoke alarm program this weekend
The Cherry Hill Fire Department will continue going door-to-door this weekend, offering residents free smoke alarm testing and installation. Look for firefighters on Saturday in Green Haven, Brookfield and on Sunday in Greenhaven, Forrest Park and Brookfield. The list of locations is updated each week on the Department’s
website and Facebook page. Check back often to see when the CHFD will be in your neighborhood. If you are in need of a smoke alarm immediately, please call (856) 429-7441 to schedule an appointment.

AWA helps cat owners ‘Beat the Heat’ in February kitten.jpg
Warm weather may be months away, but the Animal Welfare Association (AWA) is offering cat owners a chance to “Beat the Heat” by spaying cats in advance of their heat cycles, to prevent unwanted litters from being born this spring. Throughout the month of February, the AWA is offering 375 cat owners a special $20 rate for spay and neuter surgeries for female cats, with the help of funding from PetSmart Charities. Click
here to learn more, or call (856) 424-2288.
                           

The latest news from the Cherry Hill School District
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? 
There are many avenues for you to get updates on what's going on in Cherry Hill:    

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  • 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 of 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 offices closed Monday for President’s Day

The Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building will be closed for President’s Day on Monday, Feb. 17. However, trash and recycling will be collected as scheduled. Township offices will reopen for normal operating hours on Tuesday, Feb. 18.


Friday’s trash-collection routes delayed until Saturday

This week’s Nor’easter forced the cancellation of trash and recycling collection on Thursday, Feb. 13. Trash-collection crews are working through the day Friday to complete curbside pickup in Thursday’s collection areas, and Friday’s routes will be collected on Saturday. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422 or Republic Services of NJ at (856) 234-4000.


Annual Fire District election is Saturday, Feb. 15, from 2-9 p.m.

The Cherry Hill Fire Department will hold its annual Budget and Board of Fire Commissioners Election tomorrow. Voting takes place from 2-9 p.m., at the Carman Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer St., or at the Fire Department’s Central Command, 1100 Marlkress Road. Your polling place is based on the district in which you live. For more information, including a detailed breakdown of districts at each polling location, click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/2099] .


Mayor, Council honor local Eagle Scout Billy Groble

Last Sunday, Council President David Fleisher attended an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for local teen Billy Groble, a member of Boy Scout Troop 170 in Cherry Hill. Groble attained the rank of Eagle Scout – the Boy Scouts’ highest rank – after completing a special project that involved building an outdoor weather station classroom at Rosa International Middle School. Just five percent of Boy Scouts reach the rank of Eagle Scout every year. Council President Fleisher presented Billy with a special proclamation on behalf of me and the rest of Town Council. Please join me in congratulating Billy on this tremendous achievement.

Free programs and events at the Cherry Hill Public Library


Please join us this week for these free special events at the Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 N. Kings Highway:





Meet a Star Wars Character, 2-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15

Calling all Star Wars fans! Bring your camera and meet costumed characters from the Star Wars saga at a family-friendly event. Take photos and enjoy a Q&A session with members of the local 501st Legion about Star Wars, how they create their movie-quality costumes and the work of their volunteer organization. Costumes are welcome!



Lit with Librarians Book Club, 3-4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18

Join us for a discussion of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison,” by Piper Kerman. Lit with Librarians is a free book club for adults, organized by Cherry Hill librarians. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month. Visit www.chplnj.org [http://www.chplnj.org/] for upcoming book selections.



Thursday morning, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Feb. 20

Explore local Jewish history through this special program, “Character, Compassion, Community, Jewish Camden,” presented by Ruth Bogutz. Learn how Jews helped build Camden in the 1800s by developing institutions and agencies to care for their own community, and laid the footprints on which today’s strong Jewish community is based. This event is open to the public; no registration required.





This is just a snapshot of the hundreds of events, classes, activities and cultural programs held at the Cherry Hill Library throughout the year. Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventcalendar.asp] for the full events calendar, and visit www.chplnj.org [http://www.chplnj.org/] to sign up for CHPLink, the library’s e-newsletter. Stay connected by following the Library on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/CHPLibrary?ref=search&sid=1520477213.2684015648..1] , Twitter [https://twitter.com/CHPLibrary] and Pinterest [http://www.pinterest.com/chplnj/] . For more information on any library program, call (856) 667-0300 or email info@chplnj.org [mailto:info@chplnj.org] .

Cherry Hill to host free Special Needs Conference on March 8

Cherry Hill will host a free, daylong Conference for Professionals and Parents of Children with Special Needs, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Carman Tilelli Community Center. Learn about a variety of topics and issues, and connect with representatives from federal, state and local agencies, as well as two special featured speakers. The conference is hosted by Cherry Hill Township, the Ombudsman for Disabled Citizens and the Cherry Hill Alliance, and is sponsored by the Ellisburg McDonald’s and Wegmans. A continental breakfast will be served. Attendance is free, but registration is recommended. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/2116] for more information.


Walk with the Mayor on Feb. 19; save the date for Wellness Expo

Join us again next Wednesday, Feb. 19, for our monthly “Walk with the Mayor” at Cherry Hill Mall. Starting at 8 a.m., community members and representatives from this month’s featured Wellness Partner, the Cherry Hill Chamber of Commerce, will join me and several Township staff members for a 2-mile walk around the inside of the mall. Meet us at Guest Services in the Mall’s Grant Court (enter using the entrance next to Bobby’s Burger Palace). If you can't make it next week, don't worry: We walk on the first Wednesday of every month through April.

Upcoming events: Save the Date for a special Fitness and Wellness Expo, featuring free demos, refreshments, and prizes, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the Power Train Sports Institute, 5 Esterbrook Lane, Cherry Hill. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/2117] for details.

To learn more about either of these events, call (856) 488-7878, or email MWC@chtownship.com. [mailto:MWC@chtownship.com.Mayor’s] [mailto:MWC@chtownship.com]



Help shape the future of the Mayor's Wellness Campaign!

With the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign ramping up for spring and summer, my administration is looking to expand the Mayor’s Wellness Advisory Committee – a group of local community members who care about Wellness, have fresh ideas for the campaign, and who want to help make healthy living a part of everyday life in Cherry Hill. We realize that “wellness” is about more than just working out or eating right – and we want to help educate residents in ways that are fun, engaging and affordable. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, along with your name and contact information, to MWC@chtownship.com [mailto:MWC@chtownship.com] , by Feb. 28. The Committee is scheduled to meet the first week in March; selected applicants will be notified with complete details prior to the meeting date. For more information on the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, or for questions about the Committee, e-mail us or call (856) 488-7878.

Sign up now for the 2014 Barclay gardens Plant-A-Patch wait list

The Township is currently accepting names for the 2014 Plant-A-Patch Wait List. Plant-A-Patch, the Township’s popular community gardening program at the historic Barclay Farmstead, offers 25-foot by 25-foot plots for a fee of $30 per season, which runs from mid-April through mid-October. For more information or to add your name to the wait list, contact Sandra Ragonese at sragonese@chtownship.com [mailto:sragonese@chtownship.com] or (856) 488-7886.


Seniors: Free tax-prep assistance available through April 15


Cherry Hill Township and the AARP offer seniors free tax-preparation assistance, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday through April 15. Sessions will be held in the N. John Amato Council Chambers, at the Township Municipal Building. For additional information, click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=451] , or call the AARP directly at (888) AARP-NOW.

Program offers qualified homeowners funds for home repairs

Did you know that Cherry Hill has a program to help some homeowners cover the cost of renovating or rehabilitating their homes? The Housing Improvement Program provides eligible homeowners with zero-interest, deferred loans up to $25,000 to rehabilitate their homes and complete repairs that include code-related items, mechanical and plumbing systems, and weatherization improvements. Income limits apply. The program is administered on behalf of the Township through a shared-service agreement with Camden County. For more information, click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/index.aspx?nid=153] , or call (856) 751-2242.

CHFD to continue smoke alarm program this weekend

The Cherry Hill Fire Department will continue going door-to-door this weekend, offering residents free smoke alarm testing and installation. Look for firefighters on Saturday in Green Haven, Brookfield and on Sunday in Greenhaven, Forrest Park and Brookfield. The list of locations is updated each week on the Department’s website [http://www.cherryhillfire.blogspot.com/2013/12/2014-smoke-alarm-campaign.html] and Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cherry-Hill-Fire-Department/249480684755?ref=br_tf] . Check back often to see when the CHFD will be in your neighborhood. If you are in need of a smoke alarm immediately, please call (856) 429-7441 to schedule an appointment.

Animal Welfare Association helps cat owners can ‘Beat the Heat’ in February

Warm weather may be months away, but the Animal Welfare Association (AWA) is offering cat owners a chance to “Beat the Heat” by spaying cats in advance of their heat cycles, to prevent unwanted litters from being born this spring. Throughout the month of February, the AWA is offering 375 cat owners a special $20 rate for spay and neuter surgeries for female cats, with the help of funding from PetSmart Charities. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=438] to learn more, or call (856) 424-2288.


The latest news from the Cherry Hill School District

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 of our website.


Sincerely,

Chuck Cahn

Mayor










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