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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing for Oct. 17 to 24, 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.   

'The Voices' rounds out Fall into the Arts this Sunday at Croft Farm The Voices Flier 2014.jpg
Fall Into the Arts concludes with "The Voices," the first installment in our 2014-15 Ensemble Concert Series, at 3 p.m. this Sunday at the Croft Farm Arts Center.
Join us as we welcome three sopranos and an accompanist from the Academy of Vocal Arts, along with two up-and-coming singers from Cherry Hill High School East. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door; discounts are available for students, and for Cherry Hill Seniors with a Gold Card. Click here to learn more. 
For more information on Fall into the Arts or any event sponsored by the Cherry Hill Arts Advisory Board, visit the Cherry Hill Arts Board blog.
         
Cherry Hill's Senior Services Open House is this Monday at Town Hall Senior Open House 10.28.13.jpg
Residents over age 55 are invited to our annual Senior Services Open House, from 3:30-6 p.m. this Monday, Oct. 27. This year’s open house will feature information sessions on various topics, including nutrition, dance and fitness; prizes; and free food, courtesy of Kaminski’s Restaurant. While you're there, meet me and members of Township Council, and say hello to our new Senior Services Program Coordinator, Gaye Pino. The Senior Services Open House is free to residents with a Gold Card. Call (856) 488-7868 for more information.

Hundreds of local families celebrate fall at Harvest Festival 2014 Harvest Fest 1 2014.jpg
Thousands of area residents turned out for Harvest Festival last Sunday at Croft Farm, celebrating local art, culture and everything we love about fall at one of Cherry Hill's historic properties. From noon to 4 p.m., families enjoyed crafts, games, entertainment, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides, and local cuisine from the Springdale Farm Market. Harvest Fest 2 2014.jpgChildren on hand also loved the Fire Department's Fire & Life Safety Day exhibits, including a fire-hose squirt and hands-on tours of several fire trucks. It was a beautiful day to celebrate fall and the community. Thank you to the Cherry Hill Recreation, the Cherry Hill Arts Board, the Cherry Hill Police and Fire Departments, and our countless vendors and sponsors for their support of this beloved community event. We're already counting down to 2015!

CHPD offers tips for a safe, healthy, happy Halloween Halloween image.jpg
Halloween is next Friday, and the Cherry Hill Police Department has issued its annual list of safety tips to ensure a safe, happy and healthy holiday for everyone in our community. As in past years, the CHPD recommends that children trick-or-treat between the hours of 3 and 7 p.m., and that anyone under the age of 18 travel with an adult. Click here for additional best practices and other important safety information.
While you're preparing for this year's Halloween festivities, please take a moment to read about the Teal Pumpkin Project, a campaign aimed at raising awareness of food allergies this Halloween. This campaign encourages people to consider offering non-food treats for trick-or-treaters to promote safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies – and to keep Halloween a fun, positive experience for all. 

Civic Association hosts Halloween Festival tomorrow at Barclay Farmstead
The Barclay Farm Civic Association will host its first-ever Halloween Festival, from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Oct. 25, at the Barclay Farmstead. This FREE event will feature pumpkin-picking, face painting, crafts, a moon bounce, and other fun activities for children ahead of the Halloween holiday. Kids - and pets! - encouraged to attend; costumes optional, but encouraged! This event is open to all of Cherry Hill. For more information, please contact Lou Catalani of the Barclay Farm Civic Association at (856) 264-3065. 
                         
Leaf collection continues across Cherry Hill; get your free leaf bags today! Leaf Collection 2014.jpg
Curbside leaf collection began this week in Cherry Hill, and crews are moving full-speed ahead into next week's scheduled neighborhoods. Click here to find the scheduled collection date for your neighborhood, and click here to view this year’s leaf-collection guidelines. 
To help expedite the leaf-collection process and make it more convenient for residents, the Township is once again offering residents free, 30-gallon leaf bags, which can be placed curbside on your normal trash-collection day. Leaf bags can be picked up in the Municipal Clerk’s Office (Room 107) at Town Hall, or at the Department of Public Works, 1 Perina Blvd. For more information, call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422.

Support the Education Foundation and have fun with ‘Cherry Hill-opoly’! Cherry Hillopoly 2.jpg
The Township is proud to partner with the Cherry Hill Education Foundation to launch “Cherry Hill-opoly,” a Monopoly-style board game that showcases some of our town’s most recognizable landmarks and businesses while supporting Cherry Hill Public Schools. All proceeds from the game (available for $40 each at www.CherryHillEducationFoundation.com) will be used by the Foundation to fund grants for local schools. Read more about “Cherry Hill-opoly” in the Cherry Hill Sun, and don’t miss this chance to own what will surely become a treasured keepsake! Click here for more information, or to order.


Mayor Cahn joins Young Israel to honor local public safety officials Young Israel for Briefing.jpeg
On Monday morning, Oct. 20, Cherry Hill Police Chief Bud Monaghan and I attended a special breakfast hosted by Young Israel of Cherry Hill, located on Cooper Landing Road. Young Israel hosted the appreciation breakfast to thank our local elected and public-safety officials for their support of the organization, and to celebrate their recent receipt of a $40,000 Homeland Security grant to bolster security. Please join me in congratulating Young Israel on receipt of their grant, and in thanking public safety officials from across Camden County for their support of Young Israel and various other organizations in our community. 

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:                   
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  • Maker Monday (Grades 6-12) 
    3-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27
    Stop by after school to make cool and useful stuff that you can take home. Crafts will include things like toothbrush robots, marshmallow shooters, up-cycled t-shirt fashion, duct tape crafts and more.
  • The Who Was...Book Club: Who was Milton Hershey? (Grades 1-3)
    7-7:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27
    Calling all fans of the popular "Who Was" series! Join us each month as we learn about a different famous person from the past. In October we'll learn about Milton Hershey. Click here to register for this event! 
  • Spreadsheet Programs Workshop: Functions (Computer Class)
    10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28
    Learn how to use the hundreds of provided functions to perform advanced mathematical calculations and the spreadsheet data entry shortcut tools. PREREQUISITES: Good mouse and keyboard skills; Spreadsheet Programs – Part I, Part II and Part III or equivalent experience. Click here to register today! 
  • Cherry Hill Letter Writers Alliance (18+)
    7-8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28
    If you enjoy written correspondence and are passionate about keeping the art of letter writing alive, attend this meeting to learn more about LWA.
    We’ll also discuss upcoming events and have time to write letters! Some supplies will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite letter writing materials. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Victoria Woodside at vwoodside@chplnj.org or Matthew Manella at mmanella@finsvcs.com or 610-766-3081.
  • Club Anime (Grades 8-12)
    6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29
    Watch anime, trade book/movie recommendations, and enjoy snacks and crafts inspired by anime.
  • Lunch and a Movie: 'Words and Pictures' (18+)
    Noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30
    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: An English teacher challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama. Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) is an art teacher who wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. As the student body grows increasingly engaged in this creative conflict, love blossoms in the heat of battle. (Rated PG-13; 111 minutes; 2013)
  • Halloween Dance Party & Trick-or-Treat (Children)
    10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31 
    Join us for a very special Monster Mash followed by library-wide trick-or-treating. Costumes encouraged!
  • Teen Desk Trick-or-Treat (Grades 6-12)
    2:45-4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31

    Visit the Teen Desk on Halloween and get some free candy. Costumes encouraged, but not required!
                                                                                                                         
This is just a snapshot of the hundreds of events, classes, activities and cultural programs held at the Cherry Hill Library throughout the year. Click here for the full events calendar, and visit www.chplnj.org to sign up for CHPLink, the library’s e-newsletter. You can renew books, place holds, pay fines and much more 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Library website. 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.

Councilwoman Angulo celebrates Medical Assistants Recognition Week Harris School Med Asst Week 10-22-14.jpg
On Wednesday, Councilwoman Susan Shin Angulo visited the Harris School of Business in Cherry Hill to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week, Oct. 20-24. Celebrated the third week of October every year, Medical Assistants Recognition Week is meant to highlight the important role that Medical Assistants pay in the delivery of healthcare to patients across the United States. The Harris School of Business, headquartered here in Cherry Hill, helps to train hundreds of students in this rewarding profession. Click here to learn more about Medical Assistants Recognition Week, and please join me in thanking the medical assistants in our own community for all they do to make this a healthier, happier place to live! 

Parents: Learn about the newest social media trends this Tuesday Public-Permanent.jpg
Have you ever heard of the apps "Whisper" and "Secret"? If not, you may want to attend our free parent-education evening at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Cherry Hill Public Library! The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol & Drug Abuse and author Richard Guerry present "Public and Permanent: Prevent Sexting, Cyber Bullying and Beyond," an award-winning program that aims to provide greater awareness of negative, irresponsible and malicious digital behaviors, and highlights new and emerging trends in the ever-evolving world of social media. Help reduce your child's risk of become a victim of cyber-bullying and digital exploitation. The event will be held in the Library's lower-level conference room. For more information or to register, call (856) 488-7889, or email Alliance@chtownship.com. 


Voters: Remember to check your polling place this Election Day, Nov. 4

I’d like to remind all registered voters in the Township to double-check their polling locations before heading out to vote this Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4 – the first General Election since polling locations were moved out of our public schools. Click here for more information.

USPS identifies 3 potential sites for Ellisburg Post Office
My office has been notified that the United States Postal Service has identified three potential locations for the new Ellisburg Post Office facility. Residents are invited to submit their their feedback on the potential sites. Click here for more information.
                                       
Sustainable Cherry Hill hosts National Food Day celebration Oct. 30 SustainCHlogo.png
Please join Sustainable Cherry Hill to celebrate National Food Day, from 6-9 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 401 N. Kings Highway. Learn from expert speakers, vendors and organizations about sustainably grown, accessible, healthy and affordable food. This event is free; registration required. Click here to reserve a seat or for more information. To learn more about Sustainable Cherry Hill, visit www.SustainableCherryHill.

Cherry Hill Fire Department to continue smoke alarm program on Saturday
The Cherry Hill Fire Department will continue its 2014 Smoke Alarm Campaign this weekend in Windsor Park, Surrey Place, Wexford Leas and Barclay Farm. Click here for more information.

Camden County's Caring for Aging Loved Ones Conference is Oct. 29
If you are responsible for a senior or provide care for a senior, learn about important services to assist you and your loved one. Topics of discussion will include legal issues, finances, housing, home care, social activities, health insurance and more. Click here to learn more.

The latest news from the Cherry Hill School District
Now that school is back in session for the 2014-15 school year, you can stay up-to-date on important information in the Cherry Hill School District's e-news updates. Click here for the latest edition.

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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.

Harvest Festival brings family-friendly fun to Croft Farm this Sunday

Celebrate fall this weekend with me and members of Township Council, as the annual Harvest Festival returns to historic Croft Farm from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Residents of all ages will enjoy this free, family-friendly day of crafts, entertainment and fall-themed activities. Special activities include a pumpkin patch, hayrides and a farmer's market, courtesy of Springdale Farms; other returning favorites include pony rides, a petting zoo, a moon bounce, face painting, and the Halloween costume parade. While admission is free, we do ask that visitors remember to bring canned goods or another nonperishable food donation for the Food Bank of South Jersey. While you're there, be sure to check out the Fire Department's Fire & Life Safety Day activities, and parents can register their children for a Kid Card ID through the Cherry Hill Police Department. This weekend's forecast looks beautiful - so don't miss out on this fantastic event. I hope to see you there!




Photography class, Ensemble Concert round out Fall into the Arts

The Township's annual Fall Into the Arts continues to showcase local art and culture through Oct. 26, with the continuation of our Juried Photography Exhibit, and a great $7 concert featuring The Luck Brothers tonight at 8 p.m. Two additional fantastic shows, will round out this year’s Fall Into the Arts celebration at the Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Bortons Mill Road:


Art In Your Pocket: Using the iPhone as a Creative Tool

7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, Free

Award-winning artist Cindy Patrick shares her technique for creating her unique “photo paintings” using her iPhone, and explains how you, too, can create art with something you have in your pocket – your iPhone!

Ensemble Concert: The Voices

3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, $15 ($12 with gold card; $5 students)

Join us as we welcome three sopranos and an accompanist from the Academy of Vocal Arts, along with two up-and-coming singers from Cherry Hill High School East. Click here for more information.


For more information on Fall into the Arts or any related event, visit the Cherry Hill Arts Board blog [http://cherryhillarts.blogspot.com/] , or click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=602] .

Mayor Cahn, Council welcome 100+ new residents to Cherry Hill

On Wednesday night, the members of Council and I welcomed more than 100 new and newer Cherry Hill residents to our second annual Welcome to Cherry Hill open house and reception, at the Cherry Hill Public Library. Over the course of two hours, guests mingled with myself and the members of Council, county and state representatives, various Township Departments, and representatives from a wide array of community organizations and resources. I'd like to thank all who attended for making our event a tremendous success - with special thanks to the vendors who supported this year's event, including our "Taste of Cherry Hill" participants: The Bistro at Cherry Hill, The Capital Grille, Java City Coffee, Kaminski's, ShopRite, Springdale Farms, and Wegmans. It was a wonderful night to learn all about what makes Cherry Hill a great place to live, work and play, and we're already looking forward to next year!

Leaf collection begins Monday; free leaf bags now available

Curbside leaf collection begins next week in neighborhoods across Cherry Hill, an effort that will yield more than 90,000 cubic yards of leaves over the next eight weeks. To help expedite the leaf-collection process and make it more convenient for residents, the Township will once again offer free, 30-gallon leaf bags to all our residents. Leaf bags can be picked up in the Municipal Clerk’s Office (Room 107) at Town Hall, or at the Department of Public Works, 1 Perina Blvd. Bagged leaves can be placed at the curb on your scheduled trash collection day, giving you more flexibility as to when leaves can be cleaned up. If you opt to rake leaves to the curb, click here to find the scheduled collection date for your neighborhood. Dates will be posted in each neighborhood approximately a week in advance. Click here to view this year’s leaf-collection guidelines here. For more information, call the Department of Public Works at (856) 424-4422.

Mayor, Council honor resident Ted Kail for his volunteer work

During Tuesday night's Township Council meeting, the members of Council and I had the pleasure of honoring a wonderful Township resident and a longtime volunteer, Ted Kail. Ted, son of our Ombudsman for the Disabled, Jill Kail, has grown up surrounded by Township programs and events, and since childhood, has donated his time to help our programs thrive. In recent years, he's been a huge supporter of our Morning Fun summer camp program, and along with Jill, has taken the lead in organizing our Teen Scene and Out on the Town programs for special needs teens and adults. At just 24 years of age, Teddy has already done so much to make Cherry Hill a better, stronger and more inclusive place to live, and we were proud to recognize his work. Congratulations, Ted!

USPS identifies 3 potential sites for Ellisburg Post Office
My office has been notified that the United States Postal Service has identified three potential locations for the new Ellisburg Post Office facility. Residents are invited to submit their their feedback on the potential sites within 30 days of the letter, dated Oct. 15. Click here for more information. [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=608]

Support the Education Foundation and have fun with ‘Cherry Hill-opoly’!

The Township is proud to partner with the Cherry Hill Education Foundation to launch “Cherry Hill-opoly,” a Monopoly-style board game that showcases some of our town’s most recognizable landmarks and businesses while supporting Cherry Hill Public Schools. All proceeds from the game (available for $40 each at www.CherryHillEducationFoundation.com [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/admin/www.CherryHillEducationFoundation.com] ) will be used by the Foundation to fund grants for local schools. Read more about “Cherry Hill-opoly” in the Cherry Hill Sun [http://cherryhillsun.com/2014/10/09/cherry-hill-opoly-advances-go/] , and don’t miss this chance to own what will surely become a treasured keepsake! Click here for more information, or to order [http://www.cherryhilleducationfoundation.com/CHEF/Events2.html] .

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:









Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man

Noon-2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20

In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he soared into stardom and became a pop music icon. Long rumored there to be dead, two dedicated fans, record store owner Stephen Segerman and journalist Craig Bartholomew-Strydom, decided to seek out the truth of Sixto Rodriquez’s fate. (PG-13, 87 minutes)










Gamers Lounge (Grades 6-12)

2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20

Need a break from homework? Stop by the Gamers' Lounge after school! Take a Just Dance break, play a round of Ping Pong, try your hand at Giant Jenga and more!














Raspberry Pi (Computer Class)

6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21

Raspberry Pi is perhaps a simpler idea for the uninitiated: a computer capable of doing most anything your laptop, desktop, tablet or phone can do (given the monitor, keyboard and mouse) available for $25-$35 dollars, depending on model. Because of the incredibly low price but relatively strong computing power, you can use the Pi to do all kinds of interesting things that you would not consider doing with your desktop or laptop machine. Running home automation, media servers, dedicated graphics workstations, an email terminal, a streaming media interface for your TV, and much more. Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=5970&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=10/1/2014&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&p] to register for this class today!



Lit with Librarians Book Club (Ages 18+)

3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21

Join us for a discussion of "The Coldest Girl in Coldtown" by Holly Black. About the Book: When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.)



Bilingual Storytime: Spanish (Ages 4+)

4:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21

Improve literacy skills and encourage school-readiness with this story time for children ages 3-6, featuring stories, songs, finger plays and a craft. Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=5914&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=10/1/2014&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&p] to register and reserve a spot!

Bilingual Storytime: Spanish

4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21

Join us for this new four week series introducing a new language. This October let's learn Spanish together. We'll meet once a week to practice our new vocabulary with bilingual stories, songs and more! Remember to sign up for each week in the series. Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=5894&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=10/1/2014&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&p] to reserve a spot!

Prose and Cons (Grades 8-12)

6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22

Come hang out with other teens who write fiction for fun! Bring what you're currently working on to get encouragement and feedback. Or get inspired through writing games and creative story starters. Open to grades 8 & up. Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=5824&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=10/1/2014&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&p] to register!

Thursday Morning (Ages 18+)

10:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, Oct. 23

"In today's medical climate where there is less time for doctor visits, more complicated technology, and decision making that is increasingly complex, it is more important than ever that patients be their own advocates. Dr. Friedman will discuss how to be more prepared for doctor visits, what you are entitled to know about your medical issues and your treatment, and how to get the most out of your relationship with your doctor. There will be time for questions during the presentation."

Itsy-Bitsy Activities (0-23 Months)

10-10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24

Come enjoy this program of sensory stations for younger toddlers. Bring a towel or change of clothes. One child per caregiver. For crawlers and walkers under age 2.








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. You can renew books, place holds, pay fines and much more 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Library website. 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] .

Mayor's Wellness, Cherry Hill Schools come together for Walk with the Mayor
I would like to extend special thanks to Cherry Hill Schools Superintendent Dr. Maureen Reusche and School Board President Kathy Judge for joining us on Friday morning for a special Walk with the Mayor at Cherry Hill Mall. More than a dozen residents came out and took the 2-mile walk with us around the inside of the Mall, during the first of two Walk with the Mayor events we’ll host this year. It was a beautiful, brisk fall morning – and the Walk was a perfect way to start the day! Walk with the Mayor is sponsored by the Cherry Hill Mayor’s Wellness Campaign. To learn more, visit www.CherryHill-NJ.com/wellness, or follow the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign on Facebook!


Voters: Remember to check your polling place this Election Day, Nov. 4

I’d like to remind all registered voters in the Township to double-check their polling locations before heading out to vote this Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4 – the first General Election since polling locations were moved out of our public schools. You can confirm your correct voting location by clicking here. Remember: The easiest way to ensure your vote is cast is to Vote by Mail. Click here to learn more about Vote by Mail, and to download an application. Anyone with questions or concerns about their polling location should call the Municipal Clerk’s Office at (856) 488-7892, or e-mail Township Clerk Nancy Saffos at nsaffos@chtownship.com. The Clerk’s Office is located in Room 107 of the Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building, 820 Mercer St.

New Senior Services Coordinator to help Cherry Hill residents 55+
Residents over age 55 have a new resource to help them navigate life in Cherry Hill and Camden County. This month, we welcomed Gaye Pino to Town Hall, as the Township’s new Senior Services Program Coordinator. Gaye works in the Recreation Department (Room 102, Town Hall) and is available to answer questions by email at gpino@chtownship.com, or through our Senior Services Hotline, (856) 661-4800. Speaking of Senior Services, please Save the Date for our 2014 Senior Services Open House, 3:30-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27. This year’s open house will feature information session on various topics, including nutrition, dance and fitness; prizes; and free food, courtesy of Kaminski’s Restaurant. The Senior Services Open House is free to resident with a Gold Card. Call (856) 488-7868 for more information.


Public Works offers helpful recycling, trash collection reminders

My office and the Department of Public Works frequently receive calls with questions about curbside trash and recycling. Did you know that TVs, computers and other electronics need to be recycled at our Public Works Complex, instead of placed at the curb? Other items, like tree limbs and carpet remnants, need to be cut and bundled a certain way. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/index.aspx?NID=179] to view our complete trash and recycling guidelines on the Township website, and call the Department of Public Works with any questions or concerns, at (856) 424-4422.

Council members celebrate Navy Federal Credit Union’s new location

Earlier this month, Council Vice President Sara Lipsett and Councilwoman Melinda Kane joined officials from Navy Federal Credit Union to celebrate the grand opening of their new location at 2100 Route 38, next to the Red Robin restaurant. Navy Federal Credit Union is an armed forces bank that serves members of the United States Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard, and the Department of Defense. Please join me in congratulating Navy Federal Credit Union on the opening of its new location. Click here [https://www.navyfederal.org/] to learn more.

Sustainable Cherry Hill hosts National Food Day celebration Oct. 30

Please join Sustainable Cherry Hill to celebrate National Food Day, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 401 N. Kings Highway. Learn from expert speakers, vendors and organizations about sustainably grown, accessible, healthy and affordable food. This event is free; registration required. Click here [http://www.sustainablecherryhill.org/food-day-celebration-2014/] to reserve a seat or for more information. To learn more about Sustainable Cherry Hill, visit www.SustainableCherryHill. [http://www.sustainablecherryhill.org/]

Cherry Hill Police invite residents to register their surveillance systems

The Cherry Hill Police Department is inviting homeowners who maintain outdoor surveillance cameras to register their system to be contacted in the event a criminal investigation is initiated in your area. These systems have proven helpful to police in investigating crimes both at these homes and in the immediate area. Residents interested in registering their system with the CHPD should e-mail their name, address, phone number and e-mail address to tips@cherryhillpolice.com. The Department’s Investigative Unit will maintain a confidential log of residences with surveillance systems and if contacted, you can decide if you are willing to provide access to any images or videos. Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to provide a safer community.

Cherry Hill Fire Department to continue smoke alarm program on Saturday

The Cherry Hill Fire Department will continue its 2014 Smoke Alarm Campaign on Saturday this weekend in Barclay Farms and Wexford Leas. There will be no smoke-alarm giveaways on Sunday. Instead, visit the Fire Department from noon to 4 p.m. at Fire & Life Safety Day, part of our Harvest Festival at Croft Farm Click here for more information. [http://www.cherryhillfire.blogspot.com/2013/12/2014-smoke-alarm-campaign.html]

The Camden County Women’s Health Conference is this Saturday

The annual Camden County Women’s Health is scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 18, at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees. Did you miss online registration? Guests can still register in person, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. The day's activities will include health & wellness workshops and exhibitors, keynote speaker Christina Mitchell, Executive Editor of the Courier-Post, a continental breakfast, box lunches, giveaways and more! There will also be free on-site professional childcare. Click here [http://www.camdencounty.com/WHC2014?utm_source=Camden+County+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6a15e7cc08-11%2F21%2F2012&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_11c6fdfec6-6a15e7cc08-155023833] for more information.

Camden County's Caring for Aging Loved Ones Conference is Oct. 29

If you are responsible for a senior or provide care for a senior, learn about important services to assist you and your loved one. Topics of discussion will include legal issues, finances, housing, home care, social activities, health insurance and more. Click here [http://www.camdencounty.com/2014caregivers?utm_source=Camden+County+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6a15e7cc08-11%2F21%2F2012&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_11c6fdfec6-6a15e7cc08-155023833] to learn more.

The latest news from the Cherry Hill School District


Now that school is back in session for the 2014-15 school year, you can stay up-to-date on important information in the Cherry Hill School District's e-news updates. Click here [http://www.cherryhill.k12.nj.us/news/news/enews.cfm] for the latest edition.

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