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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing for Feb. 21 to 28, 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.

Town Hall welcomes young leaders for Student Government DaySGD 2014.jpg
This Wednesday, two dozen Cherry Hill high school students spent the day at Town Hall as part of Student Government Day 2014. This annual event invites juniors from Cherry Hill East and West to visit Town Hall for the day for a hands-on lesson in how local government works, and gives students the opportunity to study real issues facing the Township and craft policies, plans and events in line with those issues. This year, students in one group planned a special marquee event for the Township’s Recreation Department, while the other put together a mock redevelopment plan for a portion of land near Cooper River Park. SGD 2014 (4).jpgBoth groups put a tremendous amount of creativity and work into their plans, which were presented to a mock-Township Council (comprising students who were elected from each group earlier in the day) for a vote during an evening Council meeting, in front of their families, friends and our local elected officials. The Council members and Township professionals who spent the day with these young men and women were very impressed at the ideas each group came up with, and the level of professionalism and thought that went into both presentations. Please join me in thanking these students for their participation in this year’s Student Government Day, and in congratulating them on a job well done. Our community’s future looks very bright, indeed!

Barclay Farmstead opens for tours from noon to 4 p.m. this SundayBarclay for Briefing 2014.jpg
Historic Barclay Farmstead will open for the 2014 season this Sunday, March 2. From noon to 4 p.m., enjoy guided tours of the 19th century Quaker farmhouse, complete with a family-friendly craft activity from 1-3, where children will be able to make traditional girls’ day caps, or boys’ hats. While you’re there, explore the Farmstead’s beautiful 32-acre property, which includes historic outbuildings, an apple orchard, a playground, a shaded picnic area and nationally-recognized interpretive nature trails. Can't make it this weekend? The farmhouse will be open for public tours the first Sunday of every month through November. Click
here to read more about the program. For more information, call (856) 795-6225, or e-mail info@barclayfarmstead.org. Be sure to follow @HistoricBarclay on Twitter and Barclay Farmstead Museum on Facebook for information on upcoming events and activities throughout the year.            

DPW crews continue to patch potholes across town
 Pothole patrol.jpg
The Township has launched an aggressive campaign to combat the extreme number of potholes we've seen on local roads as a result of this historic winter. Three crews have been assigned to seek out and fix problem areas, and we have launched a new
Report a Pothole feature on the Township website, so that motorists can report problem spots 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residents can also report potholes by calling (856) 424-4422. Potholes reported to us on state- and county-owned roads will be referred to the proper authorities. This enhanced pothole-response team will remain in effect for as long as necessary. Click here for additional information. Thank you in advance for helping to keep our roads safe as we emerge from winter and look toward spring.

Public Works, Township prepared for more winter weather
As you may have heard, it looks like more wintry weather is in store for Cherry Hill early next week. I, along with the Township’s Department of Public Works and Emergency Management team, will continue to monitor the forecast this weekend and will be prepared to respond as conditions require. In the meantime, I want to use this opportunity to remind residents of several to take these important precautions ahead of this and any other winter storm that may come our way:                     
  • Vehicles should be parked off the roadways and in your driveway before the snow begins to fall. This allows better access for plows and emergency responders, and will help us to clear Township roads more effectively and efficiently.
  • All trash cans, recycling bins, basketball nets and other potential obstructions should also be moved out of the road ahead of the snowfall, to avoid interfering with access to the roads.
  •  In the event of a power outage, remember to call PSE&G directly at (800) 436-7734, to help the utility company identify and respond to outages quickly.

Be sure to follow Cherry Hill Township, the Cherry Hill Police Department and the Cherry Hill Fire Department on our website, and on Facebook and Twitter, for updated news and information.

Join us tomorrow for a free Wellness Expo at Power Train Sportsmwclogo2.jpg
The Mayor’s Wellness Campaign is gearing up for spring! Join us tomorrow, March 1, for a special Fitness and Wellness Expo in cooperation with one of our Mayor’s Wellness Partners, Power Train Sports Institute. This special event will feature free exercise demos, refreshments, and prizes, and will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Power Train’s facility at 5 Esterbrook Lane. Click
here for details. I’ll be on hand at 10 a.m. to kick things off. Be sure to look for the blue Mayor’s Wellness table for free information and special giveaways. If you can’t make it tomorrow, don’t worry; there are plenty of Wellness activities coming up in the next few months, including our next Walk with the Mayor, at 8 a.m. March 19. Click here for our full events calendar. For additional information, call (856) 488-7878, or email MWC@chtownship.com.

We’re looking to expand the Mayor’s Citizens Cabinet!Citizens Cabinet Feb 2014.jpg
For the last two years, I’ve had the unique opportunity to interact with Cherry Hill residents through the creation of my Citizens Cabinet. Every other month, this group of residents comes together for a casual but enlightening conversation about current events and hot topics in Cherry Hill. Attendees have the chance to ask important questions and get information directly from me and key staff members, including Police, about news, events, activities, neighborhood improvements, and important issues across town. Now, I am looking to expand the Citizens Cabinet, and add a few new perspectives to this lively and diverse group. The Citizens Cabinet meets every other month from 8 to 9:30 a.m., and if you’re interested and eager to engage your Township officials, I hope you’ll apply.  For additional information, call my office at (856) 488-7878. Interested residents should send a brief e-mail of interest, along with your contact information, to Donna Dovey at
ddovey@chtownship.com. Then, come out and hear directly from me and my key staff about what is happening across Cherry Hill. The Citizens Cabinet will meet again in April. I hope to see you there!

NJ American Water plans work next week on Rockingham Road
As part of an ongoing water main replacement project, New Jersey American Water will be working next week on Rockingham Road, between Farmington Lane and Borton’s Mill Road. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 3, weather-permitting. Service will not be affected other than for a short period of time when individual service lines will be connected to the newly installed water main. Homeowners will be notified when that brief shutoff is scheduled to occur. Access to homes and driveways will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. Click here for more information. For concerns about this project, please contact John Graham or Jacquelyn Weaver at (856) 764-6920 or 6915.

Traffic advisory: PSE&G work to restrict traffic on Cuthbert Blvd. next week
Residents are advised that one lane will be closed next week on Southbound Cuthbert Boulevard, near Camden Catholic High School, while PSE&G works to complete its underground transmission project. Work is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 through 8, weather-permitting.

Free programs and events at the Cherry Hill Public LibraryLibrary logo small.jpg

Please join us for these free special events at the Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 N. Kings Highway:
                      
  • Thursday Morning: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6
    Special program: "Five Wishes: Advance Directives and Planning," with Samaritan Hospice. This DVD-and-discussion program addresses your personal, emotional, spiritual and medical wishes so that family and friensd won't have to guess what you want and make hard choices about knowing your wishes. The Five Wishes living will is valid in most states, including New Jersey. Participants bring an easy-to-complete booklet home at the end of the presentation, to complete at their leisure. The event is free; registration not required.                                           
  • Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom, Thursday, March 6, 7-9 p.m.
    Journalist Deborah Yaffe talks about the quirky subculture of rabid Jane Austen fans – the kind of people who wear Regency costume to Jane Austen festivals, spend hours online arguing about Mr. Darcy’s love life, and pore over dozens of modern sequels to Pride and Prejudice. Yaffe, herself a lifelong Austen fan, profiled some of these people in “Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom” her affectionate and entertaining look at ordinary people who just happen to be crazy about Jane Austen. Free. Click here to register online.             
  • Free Computer Classes:
          Beginner Excel 2007, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4
    Learn the convenience and fundamentals of spreadsheets. This class focuses on the basics of creating Excel spreadsheets. Use spreadsheets to stay organized at home and work, to create a family budget, or to make a simple shopping list. Event is free, but registration is required. Call (856) 903-1246.
          Intermediate Windows 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, March 6
    Students delve further into Windows 7, covering memory and storage, files and folders, Windows Explorer, Libraries, the Recycle Bin, common folder locations and creating desktop shortcuts. Prerequisite classes: Windows 7 – Beginner or equivalent experience. Free, but registration is required. Call (856) 903-1246.
         A complete list of Computer Classes offered through the Library is available at
    www.chplnj.org.                                
  • Friends of the Library Book Sale, March 12-15
    Join the Friends of the Library to find great bargains on thousands of books, CDs and DVDs. Books are sorted into categories; prices are as follows: Hardback books, CDs and Videos are $2, and paperback books are $1. On Saturday, buy a bag of books for $5. All proceeds benefit the Library. Friends members can access the sale beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12. Public hours are: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 13; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 14, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15.

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.

Cherry Hill to host free Special Needs Conference next Saturday, 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. 

Help shape the future of the Mayor's Wellness Campaign!mwclogo2.jpg
We are currently looking for new members for my Mayor’s Wellness Advisory Committee. These dedicated volunteers help plan new Wellness programs and activities, and help promote the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign throughout the Township. You’ll work closely with my staff and have the opportunity to help make healthy living a part of everyday life in Cherry Hill. “Wellness” is about more than just working out or eating right – and we’re looking for men and women who share that philosophy. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, along with your name and contact information, to
MWC@chtownship.com, by Feb. 28. The Committee will meet monthly, and 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.
                            
Register for ‘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.

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:    

  • 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 of 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.


Town Hall welcomes young leaders for Student Government Day
This Wednesday, two dozen Cherry Hill high school students spent the day at Town Hall as part of Student Government Day 2014. This annual event invites juniors from Cherry Hill East and West to visit Town Hall for the day for a hands-on lesson in how local government works, and gives students the opportunity to study real issues facing the Township and craft policies, plans and events in line with those issues. This year, students in one group planned a special marquee event for the Township’s Recreation Department, while the other put together a mock redevelopment plan for a portion of land near Cooper River Park. Both groups put a tremendous amount of creativity and work into their plans, which were presented to a mock-Township Council (comprising students who were elected from each group earlier in the day) for a vote during an evening Council meeting, in front of their families, friends and our local elected officials. The Council members and Township professionals who spent the day with these young men and women were very impressed at the ideas each group came up with, and the level of professionalism and thought that went into both presentations. Please join me in thanking these students for their participation in this year’s Student Government Day, and in congratulating them on a job well done. Our community’s future looks very bright, indeed!

Barclay Farmstead opens for tours from noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday

Historic Barclay Farmstead will open for the 2014 season this Sunday, March 2. From noon to 4 p.m., enjoy guided tours of the 19th century Quaker farmhouse, complete with a family-friendly craft activity from 1-3, where children will be able to make traditional girls’ day caps, or boys’ hats. While you’re there, explore the Farmstead’s beautiful 32-acre property, which includes historic outbuildings, an apple orchard, a playground, a shaded picnic area and nationally-recognized interpretive nature trails. Can't make it this weekend? The farmhouse will be open for public tours the first Sunday of every month through November. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=462] to read more about the program. For more information, call (856) 795-6225, or e-mail info@barclayfarmstead.org [mailto:info@barclayfarmstead.org] . Be sure to follow @HistoricBarclay [https://twitter.com/HistoricBarclay] on Twitter and Barclay Farmstead Museum [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barclay-Farmstead-Museum/194906327325322] on Facebook for information on upcoming events and activities throughout the year.


DPW crews continue to patch potholes across town

The Township has launched an aggressive campaign to combat the extreme number of potholes we've seen on local roads as a result of this historic winter. Three crews have been assigned to seek out and fix problem areas, and we have launched a new Report a Pothole [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/FormCenter/Roads-8/Report-a-Potholes-45] feature on the Township website, so that motorists can report problem spots 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residents can also report potholes by calling (856) 424-4422. Potholes reported to us on state- and county-owned roads will be referred to the proper authorities. This enhanced pothole-response team will remain in effect for as long as necessary. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=460] for additional information. Thank you in advance for helping to keep our roads safe as we emerge from winter and look toward spring.


Public Works, Township prepared for more winter weather

As you may have heard, it looks like more wintry weather is in store for Cherry Hill early next week. I, along with the Township’s Department of Public Works and Emergency Management team, will continue to monitor the forecast this weekend and will be prepared to respond as conditions require. In the meantime, I want to use this opportunity to remind residents of several to take these important precautions ahead of this and any other winter storm that may come our way:

Vehicles should be parked off the roadways and in your driveway before the snow begins to fall. This allows better access for plows and emergency responders, and will help us to clear Township roads more effectively and efficiently.
All trash cans, recycling bins, basketball nets and other potential obstructions should also be moved out of the road ahead of the snowfall, to avoid interfering with access to the roads.
In the event of a power outage, remember to call PSE&G directly at (800) 436-7734, to help the utility company identify and respond to outages quickly.
Be sure to follow Cherry Hill Township, the Cherry Hill Police Department and the Cherry Hill Fire Department on our website, and on Facebook and Twitter, for updated news and information.


Join us tomorrow for a free Wellness Expo at Power Train Sports

The Mayor’s Wellness Campaign is gearing up for spring! Join us tomorrow, March 1, for a special Fitness and Wellness Expo in cooperation with one of our Mayor’s Wellness Partners, Power Train Sports Institute. This special event will feature free exercise demos, refreshments, and prizes, and will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Power Train’s facility at 5 Esterbrook Lane. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/2117] for details. I’ll be on hand at 10 a.m. to kick things off. Be sure to look for the blue Mayor’s Wellness table for free information and special giveaways. If you can’t make it tomorrow, don’t worry; there are plenty of Wellness activities coming up in the next few months, including our next Walk with the Mayor, at 8 a.m. March 19. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/calendar.aspx?CID=0&] for our full events calendar. For additional information, call (856) 488-7878, or email MWC@chtownship.com. [mailto:MWC@chtownship.com.Mayor’s]

We’re looking to expand the Mayor’s Citizens Cabinet!

For the last two years, I’ve had the unique opportunity to interact with Cherry Hill residents through the creation of my Citizens Cabinet. Every other month, this group of residents comes together for a casual but enlightening conversation about current events and hot topics in Cherry Hill. Attendees have the chance to ask important questions and get information directly from me and key staff members, including Police, about news, events, activities, neighborhood improvements, and important issues across town. Now, I am looking to expand the Citizens Cabinet, and add a few new perspectives to this lively and diverse group. The Citizens Cabinet meets every other month from 8 to 9:30 a.m., and if you’re interested and eager to engage your Township officials, I hope you’ll apply. For additional information, call my office at (856) 488-7878. Interested residents should send a brief e-mail of interest, along with your contact information, to Donna Dovey at ddovey@chtownship.com [mailto:ddovey@chtownship.com] . Then, come out and hear directly from me and my key staff about what is happening across Cherry Hill. The Citizens Cabinet will meet again in April. I hope to see you there!

NJ American Water plans work next week on Rockingham Road

As part of an ongoing water main replacement project, New Jersey American Water will be working next week on Rockingham Road, between Farmington Lane and Borton’s Mill Road. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 3, weather-permitting. Service will not be affected other than for a short period of time when individual service lines will be connected to the newly installed water main. Homeowners will be notified when that brief shutoff is scheduled to occur. Access to homes and driveways will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=452] for more information. For concerns about this project, please contact John Graham or Jacquelyn Weaver at (856) 764-6920 or 6915.

Traffic advisory: PSE&G work to restrict traffic on Cuthbert Blvd. next week

Residents are advised that one lane will be closed next week on Southbound Cuthbert Boulevard, near Camden Catholic High School, while PSE&G works to complete its underground transmission project. Work is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 through 8, weather-permitting.


Free programs and events at the Cherry Hill Public Library

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


Thursday Morning: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6
Special program: "Five Wishes: Advance Directives and Planning," with Samaritan Hospice. This DVD-and-discussion program addresses your personal, emotional, spiritual and medical wishes so that family and friensd won't have to guess what you want and make hard choices about knowing your wishes. The Five Wishes living will is valid in most states, including New Jersey. Participants bring an easy-to-complete booklet home at the end of the presentation, to complete at their leisure. The event is free; registration not required.

Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom, Thursday, March 6, 7-9 p.m.
Journalist Deborah Yaffe talks about the quirky subculture of rabid Jane Austen fans – the kind of people who wear Regency costume to Jane Austen festivals, spend hours online arguing about Mr. Darcy’s love life, and pore over dozens of modern sequels to Pride and Prejudice. Yaffe, herself a lifelong Austen fan, profiled some of these people in “Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom” her affectionate and entertaining look at ordinary people who just happen to be crazy about Jane Austen. Free. Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=5352&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=3/1/2014&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&pa] to register online.

Free Computer Classes:

- Beginner Excel 2007, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4

Learn the convenience and fundamentals of spreadsheets. This class focuses on the basics of creating Excel spreadsheets. Use spreadsheets to stay organized at home and work, to create a family budget, or to make a simple shopping list. Event is free, but registration is required. Call (856) 903-1246.

- Intermediate Windows 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, March 6

Students delve further into Windows 7, covering memory and storage, files and folders, Windows Explorer, Libraries, the Recycle Bin, common folder locations and creating desktop shortcuts. Prerequisite classes: Windows 7 – Beginner or equivalent experience. Free, but registration is required. Call (856) 903-1246.

- A complete list of Computer Classes offered through the Library is available at www.chplnj.org [http://www.chplnj.org/] .

Friends of the Library Book Sale, March 12-15

Join the Friends of the Library to find great bargains on thousands of books, CDs and DVDs. Books are sorted into categories; prices are as follows: Hardback books, CDs and Videos are $2, and paperback books are $1. On Saturday, buy a bag of books for $5. All proceeds benefit the Library. Friends members can access the sale beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12. Public hours are: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 13; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 14, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15.



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] .

Cherry Hill to host free Special Needs Conference next Saturday, 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.

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

We are currently looking for new members for my Mayor’s Wellness Advisory Committee. These dedicated volunteers help plan new Wellness programs and activities, and help promote the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign throughout the Township. You’ll work closely with my staff and have the opportunity to help make healthy living a part of everyday life in Cherry Hill. “Wellness” is about more than just working out or eating right – and we’re looking for men and women who share that philosophy. 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 will meet monthly, and 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.

Register for ‘Plant-a-Patch’ at Barclay Farmstead

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.


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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