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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.
           
           
Cherry Hill one of South Jersey Magazine's 'Top Towns' for 2014
Cherry Blossoms for Briefing 2.jpg
Cherry Hill Township is proud to be ranked as one of South Jersey Magazine’s Top Towns for a second consecutive year. The Township’s No. 8 ranking – six spots higher than in 2013 – was based on several factors, including strong property values, taxes, public safety statistics and school performance. This year’s ranking demonstrates what we’ve known all along: Cherry Hill is a wonderful community to make a home, raise a family, and enjoy a special quality of life. Cherry Hill is home to vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, premier recreational and cultural opportunities, a thriving commercial base, and some of our region’s best restaurants and retail. We are moving in a very positive direction, and I, along with my administration and the members of Township Council, strive every day to make our community an even better place for both our residents and businesses. To read more about this year’s Top Towns and view the full list, check out the May edition of South Jersey Magazine online.

Cherry Hill moving polling places out of public schools

Today, I was proud to announce that Cherry Hill is among the first municipalities in the state to move Election Day voting locations out of public schools, in anticipation of new regulations from the State of New Jersey. The change is effective immediately, meaning voters will report to their new polling locations for the June 3 primary. This change eases Election Day logistics for both the Township and the schools, promotes public safety, and streamlines the Township’s efforts by consolidating the number of locations to be monitored on Election Day. Remember: The easiest and best way to ensure your vote is counted is to Vote by Mail. Click here for more information, including a link to the new polling locations by district and a link to our Vote by Mail page.


The Luck Brothers wrap up Art Blooms tomorrow night at Croft Farm Luck Bros.jpg
The Luck Brothers will conclude this year’s Art Blooms festivities with a coffeehouse-style set featuring blues, soul and classic rock from 7-9 p.m. tomorrow, May 10, at the Croft Farm Arts Center. Tickets are available for $7 at the door. The Luck Brothers have written for, performed, or recorded with Lou Rawls, Sister Sledge, the Bee Gees, Anita Baker, Lionel Ritchie and many others. While you're there, check out the local art on display as part of this year's Juried Art Exhibit. For more information about Art Blooms or any event sponsored by the Cherry Hill Arts Board, please visit
http://www.cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/.

Mayor, Council honor the Cherry Hill East Ethics Bowl teamethics bowl.jpg
The members of Town Council and I recently honored the members of the Cherry Hill East Ethics Bowl team for their recent performance at the
National High School Ethics Bowl. On April 4-5, the team traveled to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where they competed against teams from across the country. The Cherry Hill East team, which was ranked first in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey region, placed fourth overall - a very impressive showing! Please join me in congratulating coach Frank Lodge, team captain Fanyi Meng, and team members Max DuBoff, Kevin Pang, Alyssa Poletti, Srihari Shankar, Samantha Stein, and Mason Williams, on a stellar performance in this year's National High School Ethics Bowl, and for making our entire community proud.

Brace Road reconstruction set to begin Monday night
The New Jersey Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin reconstruction of Brace Road between Haddonfield-Berlin Road and Route 70 this Monday, May 12. Construction will take place overnight, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., to minimize the impact on motorists and adjacent neighborhoods. Police will be on site to monitor traffic flow. We have been eagerly awaiting the start of road construction, particularly following this historically snowy winter.
Additionally, work will continue next week on Monmouth Drive in Cherry Hill Estates, and on Jefferson Road in Erlton South, as part of the 2013 Road Maintenance Program. Residents with questions or concerns about these or any other road projects in the Township can contact the Department of Engineering during normal business hours at (856) 424-3203. 

Bayada Pediatrics opens Cherry Hill office locationBayada for Briefing.jpg
Bayada Pediatrics has opened a brand-new location at 1810 Chapel Avenue West in Cherry Hill. On Wednesday, I joined the Bayada staff for their official grand opening celebration. Bayada provides high-quality, family-centered nursing and assistive care services for children at home and school throughout Camden County. For more information on Bayada's services, call (856) 772-2010, or visit Bayada online at www.bayada.com. Please join me in welcoming Bayada and its services to Cherry Hill!

Monday is the last day to pay 2nd quarter taxes without penalty
The Tax Collector's Office reminds homeowners that Monday, May 12, is the last day to pay 2nd quarter property tax bills without interest or penalty.
You can pay your property tax or sewer bill online by e-check, credit, or debit through the Township website. The payment-processing company will assess a 2.39% convenience fee for all credit and debit transactions, and a 99-cent fee for e-checks.  Register online to receive e-mail reminders ahead of tax- and sewer-bill due dates by clicking here. Monday is also the final day to submit tax payments online, ahead of the preparation of 2014 Tax Sale lists.

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:                   
            Library logo color.jpg                        
  • CHPL Needlework Guild *NEW*
    2-3 p.m. Tuesday, May 13
    Do
    you knit, crochet or do needlework of any kind? Bring your own needles and any other supplies you need to sit and work on a your project with other crafters. This is not an instructional class. Monthly meetings will be on the second Tuesday of each month. No registration. 

  • Lunch and a Movie: 'About Time'
    Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14
    Bring your lunch and enjoy a free film at the Library. Movie begins at noon (doors open at 11:30 a.m.). Adults of all ages welcome. No registration required. About the Movie: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend. But that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. (Rated R; 123 minutes; 2013)
           
  • Thursday Morning: 400 Years of Quilts at the Click of a Mouse
    10:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 15

    As president of the non-profit Quilt Alliance, Meg Cox often gives lectures about the amazing online resources of the group. These include an oral history project archived at the Library of Congress and the Quilt Index, an online repository of more than 50,000 quilts. Meg gives audiences the story behind some amazing quilts, and tells them how to document their own quilt stories. Meg Cox is also the author of "The Quilter’s Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide," 600 pages of insider tips, techniques, projects, history and how-tos. Free and open to the public. No registration. 

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.

CHPL Hires New Reference/Adult Services SupervisorLibrary Andy for Briefing.jpg
The Cherry Hill Public Library is pleased to introduce Andy Woodworth as the new Reference/Adult Services Supervisor. He started on April 28, replacing Ginny Ciocci, who is retiring after 25 years with the library. A Cherry Hill native (Cherry Hill West, '95), Andy is excited to be in a position to give back to the community. He is also looking forward to showcasing the variety of programs and services CHPL has to offer and plans to continue to build on the strong presence this library has in Cherry Hill and the region. Andy was previously a Reference Librarian at the Burlington County Library System’s Bordentown branch since 2007. He taught computer classes, performed technical assistance for staff and patrons and is experienced in facilitating adult programs. In his previous position he acted as the Branch Manager in their absence and managed the branch’s public relations. He is often a speaker at library conferences and has authored articles for American Libraries and Library Journal and is active in library advocacy. Please join me in welcoming Andy to the Library!  

Register now for Morning Fun, other summer Recreation programs
The Summer 2014 Community Magazine has arrived in homes, featuring information on the Morning Fun Camp and all of our summer camps and classes, as well as upcoming events such as the free Music Under the Stars series at Barclay Farmstead. View the magazine
online now, and click here to register for most of our summer Recreation programs. Please note that online registration is not available for Morning Fun Camps. Click here to download a copy of this year’s Morning Fun registration packet. For more information on any Recreation class or program, call (856) 488-7868 or email Recreation@chtownship.com

Mayor Cahn celebrates Cherry Tree Corporate Center's sustainability efforts cherry tree corporate.jpg
In support of regional sustainability efforts, the Cherry Tree Corporate Center on Route 38 has embarked upon a plan to go green. Last week, I joined the center's owner, Harvey Berk, and his Manhattan Management Company, for a ribbon-cutting to kick off the green-conversion project at the state-of-the-art, 150,000-square-foot office building. When the gas conversion and installation of new heating, ventilation and air conditioning is complete, the center expects to decrease its dependency on coal-fired electricity by 18 to 20 percent. Congratulations!

JCC to host 2014 JCC Maccabi Games Aug. 10-15; volunteers needed maccabi.jpg
The Katz JCC invites Cherry Hill Township to take part in the JCC Maccabi Games from August 10-15. The JCC Maccabi Games is the largest annual gathering of Jewish athletes in the world. This summer the JCC will welcome over 1,000 visiting athletes from across the United States, Mexico, Great Britain and Israel along with over 200 local athletes ages 12-16 along their coaches, families, friends and community members to the Katz JCC as well as venues throughout Cherry Hill and surrounding South Jersey communities.
Over 2,500 local volunteers and 400 host families are needed to execute this huge and exciting undertaking that will showcase our community to over 10,000 spectators from across the United States as well as abroad. Whether you have a few hours, a day or several days to volunteer, anyone who wants to be involved can play a meaningful role in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Jewish families are also being sought to house athletes who are arriving from outside our community. To learn more about how you can get involved this summer with the JCC Maccabi Games, visit www.katzjccmaccabi.org.

Cherry Hill hosts screening of 'Kinyarwanda' Tuesday at the CHPLKinyarwanda.jpg
Cherry Hill will host a free screening of "Kinyarwanda," along with film writer and director Aldrick Brown, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Cherry Hill Public Library. Kinyarwanda follows various storylines: A young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos; a soldier struggles to foster a greater good while absent from her family; and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror. Guests are invited to stay after the film for a lively discussion with the director. Light refreshments will be served. This film is not rated; it is also being screened in Cherry Hill middle and high schools next week. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information or to RSVP, call (856) 488-7868, or email Events@chtownship.com

                     

Cherry Hill Police plan sobriety checkpoints this weekend smallchpd.bmp
At various points in the year, the Cherry Hill Police Department conducts Motor Vehicle Sobriety Checkpoints that are designed to make roadways safer by deterring intoxicated driving. These enforcement efforts have proven an effective tool in removing impaired drivers from the roadways; as such, the CHPD will conduct sobriety checkpoints this weekend. Any time you plan to drink, designate a driver who will not drink alcohol, or utilize public transportation or a taxi to travel to and from your destination. In New Jersey, drivers can report drunk or aggressive drivers by dialing #77. Please be smart and stay safe, for your sake and the sake of others on the road.


CHPD reminds residents to ‘Lock it or Lose it’ 
The Cherry Hill Police Department reminds residents to "Lock it or Lose it," and take some simple but necessary steps to secure your vehicles and your valuables. Make sure car doors are locked, and all items of value are removed from your vehicle whenever you leave it. Additionally, remember to record the serial numbers of all valuables, including iPads and GPS units, to help police locate these items if they are ever lost or stolen. For more information on this campaign, or ways to safeguard yourself and your belongings, contact
the Cherry Hill Police Department Community Relations Unit at (856) 488-7813. vehicle when you leave it. Additionally, remember to record the serial numbers of all valuables, including iPads and GPS units, to help police locate these items if they are ever lost or stolen. Click here for additional information. 

Councilwoman Roskoph joins the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia promise walk 2014.jpg
Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's Promise Walk for Preeclampsia-Philadelphia/South Jersey, held last Saturday, May 3, at Challenge Grove Park. Councilwoman Carole Roskoph helped kick off the event by presenting a special proclamation declaring May as Preeclampsia Awareness Month in Cherry Hill, and walked the 3.1-mile route with the rest of this year's participants. This annual event raises awareness of and funds research into Preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancies. These conditions, which affect an estimated 300,000 pregnancies each year in the United States, can cause premature birth and related complications, and in the worst cases, can even lead to maternal and infant death. I'm happy to announce that this year's walk raised at least $30,000 for the Preeclampsia Foundation, with fundraising efforts open through August. For more information on preeclampsia and related conditions, the Promise Walk, or the Preeclampsia Foundation, click here.
                                        

CHFD to continue smoke alarm program this weekend
The Cherry Hill Fire Department will continue its smoke-alarm campaign on Saturday this weekend, going door-to-door offering residents free smoke alarm testing and installation. For this weekend's locations and additional program information, click here. If you are in need of a smoke alarm immediately, please call (856) 429-7441 to schedule an appointment.      
               

CHFD offers lifeguard refresher program
The Cherry Hill Fire Department will once again offer its lifeguard refresher program, from 6-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, at the William G. Rohrer Center for Health Fitness, 2309 Evesham Road, Voorhees. This no-cost refresher program will help lifeguards review and practice their skills ahead of pool season. This is not a recertification program. For more information, click here. To register, email Dr. Elizabeth Speakman at Elizabeth.speakman@jefferson.edu.
                
               
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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.






Cherry Hill one of South Jersey Magazine's 'Top Towns' for 2014

Cherry Hill Township is proud to be ranked as one of South Jersey Magazine’s Top Towns for a second consecutive year. The Township’s No. 8 ranking – six spots higher than in 2013 – was based on several factors, including strong property values, taxes, public safety statistics and school performance. This year’s ranking demonstrates what we’ve known all along: Cherry Hill is a wonderful community to make a home, raise a family, and enjoy a special quality of life. Cherry Hill is home to vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, premier recreational and cultural opportunities, a thriving commercial base, and some of our region’s best restaurants and retail. We are moving in a very positive direction, and I, along with my administration and the members of Township Council, strive every day to make our community an even better place for both our residents and businesses. To read more about this year’s Top Towns and view the full list, check out the May edition of South Jersey Magazine online. [http://www.southjerseymagazine.com/articles/?articleid=1204/]

Cherry Hill moving polling places out of public schools


Today, I was proud to announce that Cherry Hill is among the first municipalities in the state to move Election Day voting locations out of public schools, in anticipation of new regulations from the State of New Jersey. The change is effective immediately, meaning voters will report to their new polling locations for the June 3 primary. This change eases Election Day logistics for both the Township and the schools, promotes public safety, and streamlines the Township’s efforts by consolidating the number of locations to be monitored on Election Day. Remember: The easiest and best way to ensure your vote is counted is to Vote by Mail. Click here for more information, including a link to the new polling locations by district and a link to our Vote by Mail page [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=507] .


The Luck Brothers wrap up Art Blooms tomorrow night at Croft Farm

The Luck Brothers will conclude this year’s Art Blooms festivities with a coffeehouse-style set featuring blues, soul and classic rock from 7-9 p.m. tomorrow, May 10, at the Croft Farm Arts Center. Tickets are available for $7 at the door. The Luck Brothers have written for, performed, or recorded with Lou Rawls, Sister Sledge, the Bee Gees, Anita Baker, Lionel Ritchie and many others. While you're there, check out the local art on display as part of this year's Juried Art Exhibit. For more information about Art Blooms or any event sponsored by the Cherry Hill Arts Board, please visit http://www.cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/ [http://www.cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/] .

Mayor, Council honor the Cherry Hill East Ethics Bowl team

The members of Town Council and I recently honored the members of the Cherry Hill East Ethics Bowl team for their recent performance at the National High School Ethics Bowl [http://nhseb.unc.edu/] . On April 4-5, the team traveled to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where they competed against teams from across the country. The Cherry Hill East team, which was ranked first in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey region, placed fourth overall - a very impressive showing! Please join me in congratulating coach Frank Lodge, team captain Fanyi Meng, and team members Max DuBoff, Kevin Pang, Alyssa Poletti, Srihari Shankar, Samantha Stein, and Mason Williams, on a stellar performance in this year's National High School Ethics Bowl, and for making our entire community proud.

Brace Road reconstruction set to begin Monday night


The New Jersey Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin reconstruction of Brace Road between Haddonfield-Berlin Road and Route 70 this Monday, May 12. Construction will take place overnight, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., to minimize the impact on motorists and adjacent neighborhoods. Police will be on site to monitor traffic flow. We have been eagerly awaiting the start of road construction, particularly following this historically snowy winter.

Additionally, work will continue next week on Monmouth Drive in Cherry Hill Estates, and on Jefferson Road in Erlton South, as part of the 2013 Road Maintenance Program. Residents with questions or concerns about these or any other road projects in the Township can contact the Department of Engineering during normal business hours at (856) 424-3203.

Bayada Pediatrics opens Cherry Hill office location

Bayada Pediatrics has opened a brand-new location at 1810 Chapel Avenue West in Cherry Hill. On Wednesday, I joined the Bayada staff for their official grand opening celebration. Bayada provides high-quality, family-centered nursing and assistive care services for children at home and school throughout Camden County. For more information on Bayada's services, call (856) 772-2010, or visit Bayada online at www.bayada.com [http://www.bayada.com/] . Please join me in welcoming Bayada and its services to Cherry Hill!

Monday is the last day to pay 2nd quarter taxes without penalty

The Tax Collector's Office reminds homeowners that Monday, May 12, is the last day to pay 2nd quarter property tax bills without interest or penalty. You can pay your property tax or sewer bill online by e-check, credit, or debit through the Township website [https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp0409/] . The payment-processing company will assess a 2.39% convenience fee for all credit and debit transactions, and a 99-cent fee for e-checks. Register online to receive e-mail reminders ahead of tax- and sewer-bill due dates by clicking here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/list.aspx] . Monday is also the final day to submit tax payments online, ahead of the preparation of 2014 Tax Sale lists.

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:







CHPL Needlework Guild *NEW*

2-3 p.m. Tuesday, May 13

Do you knit, crochet or do needlework of any kind? Bring your own needles and any other supplies you need to sit and work on a your project with other crafters. This is not an instructional class. Monthly meetings will be on the second Tuesday of each month. No registration.








Lunch and a Movie: 'About Time'

Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14

Bring your lunch and enjoy a free film at the Library. Movie begins at noon (doors open at 11:30 a.m.). Adults of all ages welcome. No registration required. About the Movie: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend. But that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. (Rated R; 123 minutes; 2013)











Thursday Morning: 400 Years of Quilts at the Click of a Mouse

10:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 15



As president of the non-profit Quilt Alliance, Meg Cox often gives lectures about the amazing online resources of the group. These include an oral history project archived at the Library of Congress and the Quilt Index, an online repository of more than 50,000 quilts. Meg gives audiences the story behind some amazing quilts, and tells them how to document their own quilt stories. Meg Cox is also the author of "The Quilter’s Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide," 600 pages of insider tips, techniques, projects, history and how-tos. Free and open to the public. No registration.





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 [mailto:info@chplnj.org.Mayor] info@chplnj.org. [mailto:info@chplnj.org.]



CHPL Hires New Reference/Adult Services Supervisor

The Cherry Hill Public Library is pleased to introduce Andy Woodworth as the new Reference/Adult Services Supervisor. He started on April 28, replacing Ginny Ciocci, who is retiring after 25 years with the library. A Cherry Hill native (Cherry Hill West, '95), Andy is excited to be in a position to give back to the community. He is also looking forward to showcasing the variety of programs and services CHPL has to offer and plans to continue to build on the strong presence this library has in Cherry Hill and the region. Andy was previously a Reference Librarian at the Burlington County Library System’s Bordentown branch since 2007. He taught computer classes, performed technical assistance for staff and patrons and is experienced in facilitating adult programs. In his previous position he acted as the Branch Manager in their absence and managed the branch’s public relations. He is often a speaker at library conferences and has authored articles for American Libraries and Library Journal and is active in library advocacy. Please join me in welcoming Andy to the Library!





Register now for Morning Fun, other summer Recreation programs

The Summer 2014 Community Magazine has arrived in homes, featuring information on the Morning Fun Camp and all of our summer camps and classes, as well as upcoming events such as the free Music Under the Stars series at Barclay Farmstead. View the magazine online [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1508] now, and click here [https://reconline.cherryhill-nj.com/] to register for most of our summer Recreation programs. Please note that online registration is not available for Morning Fun Camps. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/2206] to download a copy of this year’s Morning Fun registration packet. For more information on any Recreation class or program, call (856) 488-7868 or email Recreation@chtownship.com [mailto:Recreation@chtownship.com]

Mayor Cahn celebrates Cherry Tree Corporate Center's sustainability efforts

In support of regional sustainability efforts, the Cherry Tree Corporate Center on Route 38 has embarked upon a plan to go green. Last week, I joined the center's owner, Harvey Berk, and his Manhattan Management Company, for a ribbon-cutting to kick off the green-conversion project at the state-of-the-art, 150,000-square-foot office building. When the gas conversion and installation of new heating, ventilation and air conditioning is complete, the center expects to decrease its dependency on coal-fired electricity by 18 to 20 percent. Congratulations!





JCC to host 2014 JCC Maccabi Games Aug. 10-15; volunteers needed


The Katz JCC invites Cherry
Hill Township to take part in the JCC
Maccabi Games from August 10-15. The JCC
Maccabi Games is the largest annual gathering of Jewish athletes in the world.
This summer the JCC will welcome over 1,000 visiting athletes from across the
United States, Mexico, Great Britain and Israel along with over 200 local athletes
ages 12-16 along their coaches, families, friends and community members to the
Katz JCC as well as venues throughout Cherry Hill and surrounding South Jersey
communities. Over 2,500 local volunteers
and 400 host families are needed to execute this huge and exciting undertaking
that will showcase our community to over 10,000 spectators from across the United
States as well as abroad. Whether you have a few hours, a
day or several days to volunteer, anyone who wants to be involved can play a
meaningful role in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Jewish families are also being sought to house athletes who are arriving from
outside our community. To learn more about how you
can get involved this summer with the JCC Maccabi Games, visit www.katzjccmaccabi.org [http://www.katzjccmaccabi.org/] .


Cherry Hill hosts screening of 'Kinyarwanda' Tuesday at the CHPL

Cherry Hill will host a free screening of "Kinyarwanda," along with film writer and director Aldrick Brown, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Cherry Hill Public Library. Kinyarwanda follows various storylines: A young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos; a soldier struggles to foster a greater good while absent from her family; and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror. Guests are invited to stay after the film for a lively discussion with the director. Light refreshments will be served. This film is not rated; it is also being screened in Cherry Hill middle and high schools next week. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information or to RSVP, call (856) 488-7868, or email Events@chtownship.com [mailto:Events@chtownship.com] .






Cherry Hill Police plan sobriety checkpoints this weekend

At various points in the year, the Cherry Hill Police Department conducts Motor Vehicle Sobriety Checkpoints that are designed to make roadways safer by deterring intoxicated driving. These enforcement efforts have proven an effective tool in removing impaired drivers from the roadways; as such, the CHPD will conduct sobriety checkpoints this weekend. Any time you plan to drink, designate a driver who will not drink alcohol, or utilize public transportation or a taxi to travel to and from your destination. In New Jersey, drivers can report drunk or aggressive drivers by dialing #77. Please be smart and stay safe, for your sake and the sake of others on the road.




CHPD reminds residents to ‘Lock it or Lose it’

The Cherry Hill Police Department reminds residents to "Lock it or Lose it," and take some simple but necessary steps to secure your vehicles and your valuables. Make sure car doors are locked, and all items of value are removed from your vehicle whenever you leave it. Additionally, remember to record the serial numbers of all valuables, including iPads and GPS units, to help police locate these items if they are ever lost or stolen. For more information on this campaign, or ways to safeguard yourself and your belongings, contact the Cherry Hill Police Department Community Relations Unit at (856) 488-7813. vehicle when you leave it. Additionally, remember to record the serial numbers of all valuables, including iPads and GPS units, to help police locate these items if they are ever lost or stolen. Click here for additional information. [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/2205]

Councilwoman Roskoph joins the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's Promise Walk for Preeclampsia-Philadelphia/South Jersey, held last Saturday, May 3, at Challenge Grove Park. Councilwoman Carole Roskoph helped kick off the event by presenting a special proclamation declaring May as Preeclampsia Awareness Month in Cherry Hill, and walked the 3.1-mile route with the rest of this year's participants. This annual event raises awareness of and funds research into Preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancies. These conditions, which affect an estimated 300,000 pregnancies each year in the United States, can cause premature birth and related complications, and in the worst cases, can even lead to maternal and infant death. I'm happy to announce that this year's walk raised at least $30,000 for the Preeclampsia Foundation, with fundraising efforts open through August. For more information on preeclampsia and related conditions, the Promise Walk, or the Preeclampsia Foundation, click here [http://www.promisewalk.org/] .




CHFD to continue smoke alarm program this weekend

The Cherry Hill Fire Department will continue its smoke-alarm campaign on Saturday this weekend, going door-to-door offering residents free smoke alarm testing and installation. For this weekend's locations and additional program information, click here [http://www.cherryhillfire.blogspot.com/2013/12/2014-smoke-alarm-campaign.html] . If you are in need of a smoke alarm immediately, please call (856) 429-7441 to schedule an appointment.


CHFD offers lifeguard refresher program

The Cherry Hill Fire Department will once again offer its lifeguard refresher program, from 6-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, at the William G. Rohrer Center for Health Fitness, 2309 Evesham Road, Voorhees. This no-cost refresher program will help lifeguards review and practice their skills ahead of pool season. This is not a recertification program. For more information, click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/2178] . To register, email Dr. Elizabeth Speakman at Elizabeth.speakman@jefferson.edu [mailto:Elizabeth.speakman@jefferson.edu] .



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