Notify Me Module Icon

Notify Me

  1. Type your email address in the box and select Sign In.
  2. If you want to receive text messages enter your phone number and select Save.
  3. To subscribe or unsubscribe click Email icon and/or SMS icon next to the lists to which you wish to subscribe/unsubscribe.

View Archived Messages
Available Lists
Sender Name:
Mayor Chuck Cahn
Sent By:
(Automatically Sent By Website)
Send Date:
3/14/2014 6:14:16 PM
Email Subject:
Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing for March 7 to 14, 2014

Formatted HTML message

Notify Me
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.

Paperless billing now available for Township sewer rent
Cherry Hill Township now offers paperless billing for all residential and commercial Township sewer bills, giving property owners the option of replacing traditional paper bills with an e-mail notice. This new service is the latest effort by Mayor Chuck Cahn to streamline government services and make them more convenient for Cherry Hill residents. In addition to making the information easier for residents to access, the switch to paperless billing will reduce costs associated with printing and mailing sewer bills three times a year. Click here for additional information, including directions to enroll in the program.

Cherry Hill celebrates Girl Scout Week, March 9-15Girl Scouts for Briefing.jpg

On Monday night, Township Council honored representatives from Girl Scouts of America and several local Girl Scout Troops with a special proclamation recognizing Girl Scout Week, which is celebrated nationally from March 9-15. For the last 102 years, the Girl Scouts have inspired more than 60 million girls and women, instilling in them the highest ideals of character, conduct, confidence and courage to make our world a better place. Cherry Hill is home to more than 50 active Girl Scout groups, and while we were joined by just a fraction of them on Monday night, we certainly want to recognize and celebrate the work that our Scouts and their leaders do in the South Jersey community throughout the year. Happy Girl Scout Week!  

Road construction planned in Erlton South next week

The Cherry Hill Department of Engineering will be working on two roads in Erlton South next week, as part of the 2013 Road Maintenance Program. Beginning Monday, March 24, crews will be completing concrete repairs and road resurfacing on Cooper Avenue (Jefferson Avenue to Park Drive) and Harding Avenue (Route 70 to Park Drive). Work is weather-permitting. Both roads will be closed to through traffic during work hours, with local access only. To ensure road closures do not delay trash or recycling collection, these streets will be picked up by 7:30 a.m. on their regularly scheduled trash day until work is complete. We ask that residents place all cans at the curb the night before collection to avoid missed pick-ups. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Engineering Department at (856) 424-3203. 

South Jersey Gas project begins Monday at Berlin & Evesham roads

This Monday, March 17, South Jersey Gas is expected to begin a month-long infrastructure replacement project at the intersection of Evesham and Berlin Roads, on the Cherry Hill-Voorhees border. For approximately one month, crews will be working to upgrade natural gas infrastructure underground from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Work will take place in phases on each approach to the intersection (both directions on Evesham and Berlin Roads, and on Somerdale Road), with lane shifts and closures implemented as necessary. The roads will remain open to traffic, but drivers should anticipate delays and plan accordingly. As always, please drive slowly and exercise caution when traveling through the work zone.

PSE&G repairing natural gas lines along Haddonfield Road

My office received notice this week that PSE&G will be repairing natural gas lines along two sections on Haddonfield Road over the next few weeks. Crews began working this week on the first area, between Dudley and Princeton avenues, and when finished, will begin a second phase, between Maple Avenue and Church Road. Work is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. While the road will remain open to traffic, periodic lane shifts and temporary closures may be necessary. The Township will post any necessary traffic alerts and other updates on our website, and on Facebook and Twitter. Click here for additional information. 

Traffic alert: Work scheduled on Springdale Road beginning March 24
New Jersey American Water is preparing to begin work on a main transmission line along Springdale Road. To accommodate this work, beginning March 24, lane restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, between Justa Lane and the Springdale Farm Market. Repairs are expected to take about three weeks to complete. During this time, traffic will be reduced to just one lane in each direction. The Farm Market, which opens for the season on March 21, will be open and accessible during the project.
Significant delays are expected, and drivers are asked find alternate routes to their destinations from March 24 through the week of April 7. Click here for more information.

Celebrating National Nutrition Month at the Cherry Hill LibraryNutrition Month for Briefing.jpg

Last week, I joined dietitians from the Davita Dialysis Center for a special information and outreach program at the Cherry Hill Library. March is National Nutrition Month, and the volunteers on hand helped educate visitors and raise awareness of the importance of healthy nutrition and wellness. The type, quality and amount of food that we consume play a vital role in our overall well-being, and this kind of educational outreach helps to make our community a healthier place to live, work and play. Thank you to the dietitians on hand for taking time out to provide the Cherry Hill community with such valuable information. The Township is proud to support National Nutrition Month!

Walk with the Mayor this Wednesday at Cherry Hill Mallmwclogo2.jpg

Join us again this Wednesday, March 19, for our monthly “Walk with the Mayor” at Cherry Hill Mall. At 8 a.m., I’ll kick off the brisk, 2-mile walk, along with members of my staff and residents from across our community. Walkers meet at the Guest Services desk 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. Walk with the Mayor is part of the Cherry Hill Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, and helped to earn Cherry Hill certification as a Healthy Town by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute’s Mayors Wellness Campaign. To learn more about Mayor’s Wellness, Walk with the Mayor, or any other wellness initiative, call (856) 488-7868, or email MWC@chtownship.com.

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:                       

  • Lunch and a Movie, 'All is Lost,' Tuesday, March 18, noon-2 p.m.
    Bring your lunch and enjoy a free film at the Cherry Hill LibrarLibrary logo small.jpgy. Movie begins at noon (doors open at 11:30 a.m.). Adults of all ages welcome. No registration required. About the Movie: Robert Redford stars as resourceful sailor who after a collision with a shipping container finds himself lost a sea and staring his mortality in the face. Rated PG-13; 106 minutes; 2013.
  • PC and Internet Security, Wednesday, March 19, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    This class covers very important aspects of PC and Internet security that all computer users need to be aware of these days. Topics include: passwords, physical security, updates, backups, wireless networking, Wi-Fi, Web security, email security, virus protection and spyware.
    Click here to register online. Library card number required. Non card-holders, please call (856) 903-1246.

  • Women Soldiers and Spies of the Civil War,
    Tuesday, March 25; 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
    Women played many roles in the Civil War. This presentation highlights those women who chose to become soldiers and spies during that time. Learn why they selected these paths and how they were able to function effectively and influence history. You may also be inspired by their ingenuity which allowed them to perform successfully in both endeavors.
    Click here to register for this free program.          

  • Red Cross Community Blood Drive, Monday, March 31, 2-7 p.m.
    March is Red Cross Month! In just 15 minutes, you can save up to three lives! Blood shortages are occurring all across our region and every two seconds someone needs you. If you are in good health, at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds, now is the time to roll up your sleeve and donate. Every type can save a life!
    Click here to make an appointment online. Walk-ins also welcome.

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.

Recreation Dept. to host spring open house this Thursday
Registration is now open for all spring recreation programs, and the Cherry Hill Recreation Department is gearing up by offering residents a chance to explore the variety of programs offered at a special open house event, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Croft Farm Arts Center. Guests will have a chance to meet class instructors and learn more about the many classes offered each season at historic Croft Farm. Bring your whole family and enjoy live demonstrations and hands-on activities. Spotlighted classes include dance, fitness, mommy and me, painting, drawing, fashion design, and much more. Refreshments will be served. This event is free to attend, but registration is requested. To register for the Open House, email
Recreation@chtownship.com or call (856) 488-7868. For more information, including a complete listing of Spring 2014 classes, click here. To register for a program, visit https://reconline.cherryhill-nj.com/

Mayor, Council visit with students at Cherry Hill SchoolsRead Across Stockton.jpg
Last week, members of Council and I participated in several events within Cherry Hill Schools. I shared several photos of these special events last week, and this week, I’d like to highlight a few more. Last Friday, several of us were invited to Stockton Elementary School to help round out the district’s Read Across America celebrations. I had the honor of reading “The Lorax” to the school’s fifth-graders, while Council President David Fleisher, Council Vice President Sara Lipsett, Councilwoman Susan Shin Anglo, and Police Chief Bud Monaghan spent time in other classrooms.
            Earlier in Woodcrest QA for Briefing.jpgthe week, I visited with students at Woodcrest Elementary for a lively and engaging question-and-answer session that included topics such as my role as Mayor, the work my administration and staff do inside the Municipal Building and in the community, and other questions weighing on students’ minds. These events are one of my favorite jobs as Mayor, and I want to thank the schools, the faculty, and the students for welcoming me into their classrooms!

           

Safely dispose of medication through Project Medicine Drop smallchpd.bmp
The Cherry Hill Police Department reminds residents that expired and unused household medications should not be discarded in your regular trash. Instead, the Township has partnered with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office to take part in Project Medicine Drop, a secure and anonymous way for residents to dispose of medication 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Since April 2012, the Department has collected over 1,160 pounds of medication. The Medicine Drop box is located in Police Headquarters, 820 Mercer St. Contents are secured and ultimately destroyed by authorized law-enforcement officers. Please be aware that Project Medicine Drop boxes only accept household medications that are in solid form; liquid medication and powders cannot be accepted. Drug addiction often begins in the medicine cabinet, and prescription drug overdoses are an increasing epidemic across New Jersey. Thank you in advance for helping to combat this troubling trend. For more information on this program, click here, visit www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/meddrop, or call the Cherry Hill Police Department at (856) 488-7828. 

Congratulations to the Cherry Hill Super Seniors’ newest officersSuper Seniors for Briefing.jpg
Last week, I had the pleasure of administering the Oath of Office to the 2014 officers of Cherry Hill’s Super Seniors group. These remarkable and engaged women are always a pleasure to work with, and it was my honor to welcome this year’s officers. The Super Seniors are just one of the many social clubs the Township hosts for residents 55 and up. They meet Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. in the Carman Tilelli Community Center, and enjoy activities such as bingo, cards, special day and weekend trips, and guest speakers. Dues are $5 a year. For more information, Contact club president Janice Walker-White at (856) 795-4515, or contact the Recreation Department at (856) 488-7868.

Tickets available for ‘Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars’ May 4DWTS.jpg

The Cherry Hill Education Foundation is pleased to present the 2014 “Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars” on Sunday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at Cherry Hill High School West. Sixteen couples, including teachers, students, school administrators, alumni and members of the business community, will compete in an exciting contest to raise money for the Cherry Hill Public Schools.  Special performances by the Cherry Hill School Board (with students), and by last year’s “Jersey Boys” will enhance the show.  Guest celebrity judge, Jeremiah Trotter, will join the judges’ table with Marjie Major, Katie Nanni and Arnie Silver.  Music by East’s Orchestra will add to the elegance of this “Hollywood” evening.  Tickets are available online at www.cherryhilleducationfoundation.com or in the Activities Offices at Cherry Hill High School East and West. Online voting for your favorite dancing couple is also available on the Education Foundation’s website.
             
Take Camden County’s Superstorm Sandy Health & Wellness Survey
Camden County wants to hear from local residents to make sure the health and well-being needs of individuals impacted by Superstorm Sandy are addressed. To assist in this effort, the County has issued a survey that will assess the effectiveness of the original outreach for Superstorm Sandy. Although Camden County was less affected than other areas in the state, there were several dozen residents in Cherry Hill that registered for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There may be other residents in the County who did not seek assistance for property damage because they were unaware, encountered barriers to assistance, or were overwhelmed by the event and continue to have unmet needs.
Click here to read more and to take the survey
 
          
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.

Sincerely,                   

cahnsignature.jpg
Chuck Cahn
Mayor

 
 
 

For more information visit www.CherryHill-NJ.com unsubscribe from this mailing list
Please do not reply to this email- the sending mailbox does not receive incoming messages
E-mail Sender

This message is published by
Office of the Mayor
820 Mercer St Ste 105
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Voice 856.488.7878  Fax 856.661.4719
Mayor Cahn
  
www.CherryHill-NJ.com

The Township of Cherry Hill's e-mail contacts are obtained through the Cherry Hill Public Library's cardholder database or by voluntary submission of addresses to the Township for news and event updates or service requests.

Plain text message

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.

Paperless billing now available for Township sewer rent

Cherry Hill Township now offers paperless billing for all residential and commercial Township sewer bills, giving property owners the option of replacing traditional paper bills with an e-mail notice. This new service is the latest effort by Mayor Chuck Cahn to streamline government services and make them more convenient for Cherry Hill residents. In addition to making the information easier for residents to access, the switch to paperless billing will reduce costs associated with printing and mailing sewer bills three times a year. Click here for additional information, including directions to enroll in the program [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=477] .

Cherry Hill celebrates Girl Scout Week, March 9-15

On Monday night, Township Council honored representatives from Girl Scouts of America and several local Girl Scout Troops with a special proclamation recognizing Girl Scout Week, which is celebrated nationally from March 9-15. For the last 102 years, the Girl Scouts have inspired more than 60 million girls and women, instilling in them the highest ideals of character, conduct, confidence and courage to make our world a better place. Cherry Hill is home to more than 50 active Girl Scout groups, and while we were joined by just a fraction of them on Monday night, we certainly want to recognize and celebrate the work that our Scouts and their leaders do in the South Jersey community throughout the year. Happy Girl Scout Week!

Road construction planned in Erlton South next week

The Cherry Hill Department of Engineering will be working on two roads in Erlton South next week, as part of the 2013 Road Maintenance Program. Beginning Monday, March 24, crews will be completing concrete repairs and road resurfacing on Cooper Avenue (Jefferson Avenue to Park Drive) and Harding Avenue (Route 70 to Park Drive). Work is weather-permitting. Both roads will be closed to through traffic during work hours, with local access only. To ensure road closures do not delay trash or recycling collection, these streets will be picked up by 7:30 a.m. on their regularly scheduled trash day until work is complete. We ask that residents place all cans at the curb the night before collection to avoid missed pick-ups. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Engineering Department at (856) 424-3203.

South Jersey Gas project begins Monday at Berlin & Evesham roads

This Monday, March 17, South Jersey Gas is expected to begin a month-long infrastructure replacement project at the intersection of Evesham and Berlin Roads, on the Cherry Hill-Voorhees border. For approximately one month, crews will be working to upgrade natural gas infrastructure underground from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Work will take place in phases on each approach to the intersection (both directions on Evesham and Berlin Roads, and on Somerdale Road), with lane shifts and closures implemented as necessary. The roads will remain open to traffic, but drivers should anticipate delays and plan accordingly. As always, please drive slowly and exercise caution when traveling through the work zone.

PSE&G repairing natural gas lines along Haddonfield Road

My office received notice this week that PSE&G will be repairing natural gas lines along two sections on Haddonfield Road over the next few weeks. Crews began working this week on the first area, between Dudley and Princeton avenues, and when finished, will begin a second phase, between Maple Avenue and Church Road. Work is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. While the road will remain open to traffic, periodic lane shifts and temporary closures may be necessary. The Township will post any necessary traffic alerts and other updates on our website, and on Facebook and Twitter. Click here for additional information. [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=476]
Traffic alert: Work scheduled on Springdale Road beginning March 24

New Jersey American Water is preparing to begin work on a main transmission line along Springdale Road. To accommodate this work, beginning March 24, lane restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, between Justa Lane and the Springdale Farm Market. Repairs are expected to take about three weeks to complete. During this time, traffic will be reduced to just one lane in each direction. The Farm Market, which opens for the season on March 21, will be open and accessible during the project.

Significant delays are expected, and drivers are asked find alternate routes to their destinations from March 24 through the week of April 7. Click here for more information. [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=479]

Celebrating National Nutrition Month at the Cherry Hill Library

Last week, I joined dietitians from the Davita Dialysis Center for a special information and outreach program at the Cherry Hill Library. March is National Nutrition Month, and the volunteers on hand helped educate visitors and raise awareness of the importance of healthy nutrition and wellness. The type, quality and amount of food that we consume play a vital role in our overall well-being, and this kind of educational outreach helps to make our community a healthier place to live, work and play. Thank you to the dietitians on hand for taking time out to provide the Cherry Hill community with such valuable information. The Township is proud to support National Nutrition Month!

Walk with the Mayor this Wednesday at Cherry Hill Mall

Join us again this Wednesday, March 19, for our monthly “Walk with the Mayor” at Cherry Hill Mall. At 8 a.m., I’ll kick off the brisk, 2-mile walk, along with members of my staff and residents from across our community. Walkers meet at the Guest Services desk 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. Walk with the Mayor is part of the Cherry Hill Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, and helped to earn Cherry Hill certification as a Healthy Town [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=464] by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute’s Mayors Wellness Campaign. To learn more about Mayor’s Wellness, Walk with the Mayor, or any other wellness initiative, call (856) 488-7868, or email MWC@chtownship.com [mailto:MWC@chtownship.com] .

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:

Lunch and a Movie, 'All is Lost,' Tuesday, March 18, noon-2 p.m.
Bring your lunch and enjoy a free film at the Cherry Hill Library. Movie begins at noon (doors open at 11:30 a.m.). Adults of all ages welcome. No registration required. About the Movie: Robert Redford stars as resourceful sailor who after a collision with a shipping container finds himself lost a sea and staring his mortality in the face. Rated PG-13; 106 minutes; 2013.
PC and Internet Security, Wednesday, March 19, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This class covers very important aspects of PC and Internet security that all computer users need to be aware of these days. Topics include: passwords, physical security, updates, backups, wireless networking, Wi-Fi, Web security, email security, virus protection and spyware. Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=5397&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. Library card number required. Non card-holders, please call (856) 903-1246.

Women Soldiers and Spies of the Civil War,
Tuesday, March 25; 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Women played many roles in the Civil War. This presentation highlights those women who chose to become soldiers and spies during that time. Learn why they selected these paths and how they were able to function effectively and influence history. You may also be inspired by their ingenuity which allowed them to perform successfully in both endeavors. Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=5353&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 for this free program.

Red Cross Community Blood Drive, Monday, March 31, 2-7 p.m.

March is Red Cross Month! In just 15 minutes, you can save up to three lives! Blood shortages are occurring all across our region and every two seconds someone needs you. If you are in good health, at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds, now is the time to roll up your sleeve and donate. Every type can save a life! Click here [http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation-sponsor?date%5bmin%5d%5bdate%5d=&date%5bmax%5d%5bdate%5d=&field_sponsor_code_value=cherry%20hill%20library] to make an appointment online. Walk-ins also welcome.


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.Mayor]

Recreation Dept. to host spring open house this Thursday

Registration is now open for all spring recreation programs, and the Cherry Hill Recreation Department is gearing up by offering residents a chance to explore the variety of programs offered at a special open house event, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Croft Farm Arts Center. Guests will have a chance to meet class instructors and learn more about the many classes offered each season at historic Croft Farm. Bring your whole family and enjoy live demonstrations and hands-on activities. Spotlighted classes include dance, fitness, mommy and me, painting, drawing, fashion design, and much more. Refreshments will be served. This event is free to attend, but registration is requested. To register for the Open House, email Recreation@chtownship.com [mailto:Recreation@chtownship.com] or call (856) 488-7868. For more information, including a complete listing of Spring 2014 classes, click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/2146] . To register for a program, visit https://reconline.cherryhill-nj.com/ [https://reconline.cherryhill-nj.com/] .
Mayor, Council visit with students at Cherry Hill Schools

Last week, members of Council and I participated in several events within Cherry Hill Schools. I shared several photos of these special events last week, and this week, I’d like to highlight a few more. Last Friday, several of us were invited to Stockton Elementary School to help round out the district’s Read Across America celebrations. I had the honor of reading “The Lorax” to the school’s fifth-graders, while Council President David Fleisher, Council Vice President Sara Lipsett, Councilwoman Susan Shin Anglo, and Police Chief Bud Monaghan spent time in other classrooms.

Earlier in the week, I visited with students at Woodcrest Elementary for a lively and engaging question-and-answer session that included topics such as my role as Mayor, the work my administration and staff do inside the Municipal Building and in the community, and other questions weighing on students’ minds. These events are one of my favorite jobs as Mayor, and I want to thank the schools, the faculty, and the students for welcoming me into their classrooms!

Safely dispose of medication through Project Medicine Drop

The Cherry Hill Police Department reminds residents that expired and unused household medications should not be discarded in your regular trash. Instead, the Township has partnered with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office to take part in Project Medicine Drop, a secure and anonymous way for residents to dispose of medication 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Since April 2012, the Department has collected over 1,160 pounds of medication. The Medicine Drop box is located in Police Headquarters, 820 Mercer St. Contents are secured and ultimately destroyed by authorized law-enforcement officers. Please be aware that Project Medicine Drop boxes only accept household medications that are in solid form; liquid medication and powders cannot be accepted. Drug addiction often begins in the medicine cabinet, and prescription drug overdoses are an increasing epidemic across New Jersey. Thank you in advance for helping to combat this troubling trend. For more information on this program, click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/1458] , visit www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/meddrop [http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop] , or call the Cherry Hill Police Department at (856) 488-7828.
Congratulations to the Cherry Hill Super Seniors’ newest officers

Last week, I had the pleasure of administering the Oath of Office to the 2014 officers of Cherry Hill’s Super Seniors group. These remarkable and engaged women are always a pleasure to work with, and it was my honor to welcome this year’s officers. The Super Seniors are just one of the many social clubs the Township hosts for residents 55 and up. They meet Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. in the Carman Tilelli Community Center, and enjoy activities such as bingo, cards, special day and weekend trips, and guest speakers. Dues are $5 a year. For more information, Contact club president Janice Walker-White at (856) 795-4515, or contact the Recreation Department at (856) 488-7868.

Tickets available for ‘Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars’ May 4

The Cherry Hill Education Foundation is pleased to present the 2014 “Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars” on Sunday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at Cherry Hill High School West. Sixteen couples, including teachers, students, school administrators, alumni and members of the business community, will compete in an exciting contest to raise money for the Cherry Hill Public Schools. Special performances by the Cherry Hill School Board (with students), and by last year’s “Jersey Boys” will enhance the show. Guest celebrity judge, Jeremiah Trotter, will join the judges’ table with Marjie Major, Katie Nanni and Arnie Silver. Music by East’s Orchestra will add to the elegance of this “Hollywood” evening. Tickets are available online at www.cherryhilleducationfoundation.com [http://www.cherryhilleducationfoundation.com/] or in the Activities Offices at Cherry Hill High School East and West. Online voting for your favorite dancing couple is also available on the Education Foundation’s website.

Take Camden County’s Superstorm Sandy Health & Wellness Survey

Camden County wants to hear from local residents to make sure the health and well-being needs of individuals impacted by Superstorm Sandy are addressed. To assist in this effort, the County has issued a survey that will assess the effectiveness of the original outreach for Superstorm Sandy. Although Camden County was less affected than other areas in the state, there were several dozen residents in Cherry Hill that registered for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There may be other residents in the County who did not seek assistance for property damage because they were unaware, encountered barriers to assistance, or were overwhelmed by the event and continue to have unmet needs. Click here to read more and to take the survey [http://camdencounty.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=3ec82ce3aeb0b82c62064d641&id=a0f35ba826&e=8b5625feaf] .

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
































For more information visit www.CherryHill-NJ.com [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/] | unsubscribe [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/list.asp?mode=del] from this mailing list

Please do not reply to this email- the sending mailbox does not receive incoming messages

E-mail Sender [http://nj-cherryhill.civicplus.com/Admin/correspondence@chtownship.com]



This message is published by

Office of the Mayor

820 Mercer St Ste 105

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Voice 856.488.7878 Fax 856.661.4719

Mayor Cahn [mailto:]

www.CherryHill-NJ.com [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/]

The Township of Cherry Hill's e-mail contacts are obtained through the Cherry Hill Public Library's cardholder database or by voluntary submission of addresses to the Township for news and event updates or service requests.

SMS message

Check out the latest installment of the Mayor's Weekly Briefing.