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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing, Feb. 20 to 27, 2015

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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'll join us at these events, sign up to receive e-mail updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Mayor, Council welcome young leaders for Student Government Day MC Student Govt Day 2.jpg
This week, we welcomed two dozen of our community’s brightest young men and women to Town Hall for Student Government Day 2015. This annual event allows juniors from Cherry Hill East and West to visit Town Hall for the day to work alongside myself, members of Council and Township staff for a hands-on lesson in how local government works. Students are given the opportunity to study real issues facing the Township and asked to craft policies, plans and events to address those challenges. This year’s groups took on two very important issues: organic waste in schools and voter engagement in the community. Council Student Govt Day 2.jpgOn Wednesday evening, students had the chance to present their plans to a mock Council (comprising students elected from each group earlier in the day), in front of their families, friends, and Township officials. I, along with the Council members and Township professionals who spent the day with these young men and women, was thoroughly impressed by the students’ ideas, as well as the level of professionalism and thought that went into their presentations. Please join me in thanking these students for their participation in this year’s Student Government Day, and in congratulating them on a job well done. Our community’s future looks very bright, indeed! Click here to read more about the event. For pictures, visit our Facebook page, or click here.

Council members join Stockton's Read Across America festivities Fleisher Read Across Kingston 2015.jpg
Council President Dave Fleisher, Vice President Sara Lipsett, and Council members Susan Shin-Angulo, Brian Bauerle and Carole Roskoph were guests at Stockton Elementary School on Thursday, reading to several classes as part of the school's Read Across America celebration. They were joined by a number of other local officials, including representatives from the Board of Education, Cherry Hill Police Chief Bud Monaghan, and Fire Chief Tom Kolbe.  
Officially celebrated nationwide on March 2, Read 
Lipsett Read Across Kingston 2015.jpgAcross America Day marks the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss and aims to encourage literacy and a love of reading among our nation's children. Thank you to Stockton School and its administration, faculty and staff for allowing us to take part in this year's festivities! To view photos of our guest readers, click here.

Barclay Farmstead opens for tours from noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday Barclay for Briefing 2.jpg
Historic Barclay Farmstead will open its doors for the 2015 season this Sunday, March 1, from noon to 4 p.m. Guided by the Friends of Barclay, visitors can tour the 19th century Quaker farmhouse, and from 1 to 3 p.m., children can make their own clay marbles, as an example of the simple toys children would have played with in the Farmstead’s heyday. This year, the Farmhouse and property will be more accessible to visitors of all ages and abilities, thanks to the recent addition of a handicap-accessible walkway at the front entrance, as well as virtual tours of the property. Be sure to explore the Farmstead’s entire 32-acre property, which includes historic outbuildings, an apple orchard, a playground, a shaded picnic area and nationally-recognized interpretive nature trails. Can't make it this weekend? The farmhouse will be open for public tours the first Sunday of every month through November. Click here to read more about the program. For more information, call (856) 795-6225, or e-mail info@barclayfarmstead.org. Be sure to follow @HistoricBarclay on Twitter and Barclay Farmstead Museum on Facebook for information on upcoming events and activities throughout the year.            

Councilwoman Angulo celebrates Black History Month at Kingston Elementary Angulo Kingston 2.jpg
Councilwoman Susan Shin Angulo joined Kingston Elementary School on Friday to wrap up a month of Black History Month activities at the school -- one of several local officials, including Police Chief Bud Monaghan, asked to take part in the school's African-American Read In celebration. Councilwoman Angulo joined the school's 3rd grade classes to read excerpts from "In Daddy's Arms I am Tall," a collection of poems by African American writers that celebrate fatherhood and the gift of family, followed by lively and engaging question-and-answer sessions with each group. Thank you to Principal Marble and the students, faculty and staff at Kingston for such a warm welcome, and for inviting us to join them today.

Parents: 'Social Skills Development' workshop Wednesday, March 4 Alliance Logo - for briefing.jpg
The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol & Drug Abuse "Social Skills Development" seminar originally set for Jan. 27 has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Cherry Hill Public Library. Join Lori Tedesco Singley, M. Ed, CADC, CDRC, CPS, to discuss how the advent of technology and social networking are affecting our children’s communication and social skill development. This workshop is highly interactive, but is open to adults only. For questions or to register: (856) 488-7889 or Alliance@CHTownship.com. This event is sponsored by S.C.O.P.E. (a partnership of Cherry Hill Public Schools, Zone PTA, Kennedy Health System, Character Education Initiative and the Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.)

Special needs conference set for Saturday, March 7 Conference Flyer 2015 (2).jpg
Cherry Hill's annual Free Conference for Professionals and Parents of Children with Special Needs will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Carman Tilelli Community Center. Speakers from Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital will discuss encouraging developmental and intellectual gains through fun social environments, and sensory-behavioral strategies for picky eaters. Attendance is free, but registration is preferred. For more information, call (856) 488-7868, or e-mail Ombudsman@CHTownship.com.

Just 2 weeks left to donate your RecycleBank points for Cherry Hill schools! Woodcrest Recyclebank 2014.jpg
Five Cherry Hill schools still need your help to win RecycleBank's Green Schools contest! Beck Middle School and Cooper, Clara Barton, Bret Harte and Joyce Kilmer Elementary Schools have until March 16 to reach their goals and secure grant money toward their environmental education projects. You can help the school of your choice by donating your own, unused RecycleBank points in support of their projects. RecycleBank will donate $1 for every 250 points donated, up to $2,500. Last year, Woodcrest Elementary received a $2,500 Green Schools grant for its outdoor garden. This year, Cherry Hill East has already reached 100 percent of its goal, thanks to our community's generosity! To learn more about the Green Schools program, read each school's project proposal, or to donate your points, visit www.RecycleBank.com/contest. Good luck! 

This March, help women in need at the Cherry Hill Public Library Library logo small.jpg
During the month of March, the Cherry Hill Public Library is teaming up with local non-profit Distributing Dignity to collect feminine hygiene products and new bras to help women in need. Donations can be brought to any library program, event or class or can be placed in the donation box in the library’s lobby. Learn more at their website or Facebook page. Thank you for your support!
 
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 Hwy.:Library logo color.jpg
  • CHPL Comic Con 2015! 
    Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28  

    Our Third Comic-Con is here! Featured events: cosplay pageant and contest, gaming (tabletop, card, and video games), comics and merchandise for sale, local comic artists, Whovian meetup, manga/anime teen meet-up, and much more! Visit www.chplnj.org for more information. 
  • Spreadsheet Programs: Part 1 
    10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3

    Spreadsheet programs were developed to replace columnar pads. Learn how to use spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel and free options like OpenOffice Calc and LibreOffice Calc. In Part One of this four-part course, you’ll learn how to organize and store data, such as telephone numbers, addresses, and credit card information, how to use the built-in spreadsheet help information, and how to use spreadsheets in the work place. This computer class is free. Cardholders can register online. Not a card holder but would like to attend? Call (856) 903-1246.
  • Treat Yo Face
    7-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 

    Looking for a budget-friendly way to get glowing skin for spring? Don’t empty your wallet – head to your kitchen! Join licensed cosmetologist Lindsay Caswell and learn how to make your own facial masks and scrubs from ingredients that are good for you inside and out. Treat yo face! Space is limited, click here to register.
  • Saturday Matinee: 'The Boxtrolls'
    2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, March 7

    Bring a snack and join us for a free showing of The Boxtrolls! All ages welcome. No registration required. About the Movie: A young orphaned boy, raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors, tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. (Rated PG, 96 mins, 2014)
This is just a snapshot of the hundreds of events, activities and cultural programs held at the Library throughout the year. Click here for a full events calendar, and visit www.chplnj.org to sign up for the library's e-newsletter, renew books, place holds, pay fines and much more. Stay connected by following the Library on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. For more information, call (856) 667-0300, or e-mail info@chplnj.org

Report potholes to the Department of Public Works  Pothole patrol.jpg
As we continue through a cold and icy winter, the Township's Department of Public Works has dedicated crews assigned to identify and repair potholes on local roads as quickly as possible. However, with 260 miles of municipal roads under Cherry Hill's jurisdiction, residents often serve as our eyes and ears in the effort to identify problem spots throughout town. If you spot a pothole, we invite you to report it online, 24/7, by clicking here, or by calling Public Works directly, Monday through Friday, at (856) 424-4422. Click here for a list of roads that are maintained by Camden County or the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Drive safely!

Free tax-prep help available for Seniors through April 14 aarp for briefing.jpg
Cherry Hill Township and the AARP have once again partnered to offer seniors free tax-preparation assistance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday until April 14. No appointments are necessary. All tax-prep sessions will take place in the N. John Amato Council Chambers (Room 208) at Town Hall. Electronic filing and direct deposit are available to help expedite returns. Click here for more information, or call AARP directly at (888) AARP-NOW. 

Residents: Enroll by March 10 to receive Township sewer bills electronically  ebill_logo 3.jpg
Cherry Hill now offers paperless billing for all residential and commercial Township sewer bills. Electronic billing makes information easier to access, and reduces costs associated with printing and mailing sewer bills. Homeowners must enroll by March 10 to ensure the change takes effect for the 2015 residential sewer bill. Commercial sewer accounts must enroll by April 10. Click here to learn more.

Senior Services: Social clubs offer activities for residents over 55
Cherry Hill offers wonderful social clubs and activities for residents over age 55. These groups offer our active adults a variety of opportunities to stay active and meet wonderful people. Click here for the full list of organizations; for more information, contact the club's president, or simply attend an upcoming meeting. All meetings are held at the Carman Tilelli Community Center, adjacent to the Municipal Building (820 Mercer St.), unless otherwise noted. For more information or for questions related to senior issues in Cherry Hill, contact Senior Services Program Coordinator Gaye Pino at (856) 661-4800 or gpino@chtownship.com.

Volunteers needed for Earth Festival, Saturday, April 25 2015 EF Logo for Briefing.jpg
Celebrate – Learn – Grow is the mission of this year's Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival on April 25, and with 5,000 attendees expected at this year's event, a team of enthusiastic and outgoing volunteers is needed. Earth Festival volunteer coordinator Caren Kaufman is looking for students (aged 13+) and adult volunteers and supervisors to help with a variety of event-day tasks. Flexible hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. are available. The only experience needed is the desire to be part of this great event focused on a sustainable community and lifestyles. Earth Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at historic Croft Farm. Click here for details and contact information. Sign up by March 15!

Cherry Hill Fire Department begins accreditation process CHFD logo.jpg
The Cherry Hill Fire Department has begun the process of seeking accreditation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) and the Commission on Fire Accreditation (CFAI). In 2014, the Department celebrated the 20th anniversary of the consolidation of the multiple fire districts in 1994. In that time, the Department has evolved into a multi-disciplined organization that provides a wide-range of emergency and non-emergency services to the Township of Cherry Hill. Click here to learn more about the accreditation process the Fire Department is undertaking.

Cherry Hill Police seek crossing guard applicants Crossing Guards Small.jpg
The Cherry Hill Police Department is looking to fill several part-time/substitute vacancies within its complement of crossing guards. Substitute guards are called in as needed to fill one-hour posts in the morning or afternoon school hours at any of over 40 locations throughout the Township. Please direct all inquiries to Sgt. Glenn Charney of the Cherry Hill Police Department Traffic Safety Unit at (856) 432-8857 or gcharney@cherryhillpolice.com, or mail to the Cherry Hill Police Dept., Attn: Traffic Safety/Crossing Guards, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. 

Sustainable Cherry Hill offers leadership scholarship SustainCHlogo.png
Seniors graduating from any Camden County high school in 2015: If your passions and field of study toward your career goals include a field that supports sustainable living, or you want to be an agent of change in the world around you, apply for this new scholarship being offered by Sustainable Cherry Hill. Please click here for scholarship instructions and an applicationApplications are due March 15. 

Cherry Hill East presents 'Anything Goes' starting tonight Anything Goes 2015.jpg
Tired of the cold? Bring your family to Cherry Hill East this weekend for the school's production of "Anything Goes," which opens tonight! Presented by International Thespian Society Troupe 213, evening performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, and again on Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7; matinee performances are scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1 and 8. Tickets are $12. For more information, visit www.CHETheatre.com, or call (856) 424-2222, ext. 2019. The students are Cherry Hill West are also hard at work preparing for their spring production, "Mary Poppins," which opens March 20. Look for details next week! 

The latest news from the Cherry Hill School District
Stay up-to-date on the latest news and other important information in the Cherry Hill School District's e-news. 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'll join us at these events, sign up to receive e-mail updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Mayor Cahn celebrates 25th anniversary of CH East exchange program

On Friday afternoon, I joined students and faculty at Cherry Hill High School East to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a wonderful exchange program between students at East and students at Lycee Paul Lapie in the city of Courbevoie, France. Every other year for the last quarter-century, this international partnership has enabled students at both schools to travel to their exchange city to practice language skills, experience a new culture, and develop relationships that will last a lifetime. To celebrate this program milestone, I proudly presented Jean-Pierre Gross, a World History teacher at Lycee Paul Lapie, with an honorary Key to the Township, which he will present to the Mayor and city of Courbevoie. Thank you to all who have helped this program to thrive!

Code Blue cold-weather advisory issued for this weekend

The Camden County Health Officer has issued a Code Blue Advisory from 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, to 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, and again from 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, to 7 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23. This means extreme cold is expected during these hours. We remind residents to check on elderly or disabled friends, neighbors and family members who may need assistance, and to limit time you and your pets spend outdoors, to ensure everyone’s safety. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=662] for more information, including a list of available warming centers. If you or someone you know needs assistance finding a warm place to stay, contact the Office of Emergency Management during business hours at (856) 432-8836; after-hours, call Police Dispatch at (856) 665-1200.

Polls open from 2-9 p.m. Saturday for Fire District election

The Cherry Hill Fire District 13 annual Fire Commissioner and Budget election will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 21. The 2015 Operating Budget is the fourth consecutive year with no tax increase for Cherry Hill residents and businesses.

Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/2596] to review the annual budget newsletter, and for a list of polling locations.


Special needs conference set for Saturday, March 7
Cherry Hill's annual Free Conference for Professionals and Parents of Children with Special Needs will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Carman Tilelli Community Center. Speakers from Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital will discuss encouraging developmental and intellectual gains through fun social environments, and sensory-behavioral strategies for picky eaters. Attendance is free, but registration is preferred. For more information, call (856) 488-7868, or e-mail Ombudsman@CHTownship.com [mailto:Ombudsman@CHTownship.com] .

Parents: 'Social Skills Development' seminar Wednesday, March 4

The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol & Drug Abuse "Social Skills Development" seminar originally set for Jan. 27 has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Cherry Hill Public Library. Join Lori Tedesco Singley, M. Ed, CADC, CDRC, CPS, to discuss how the advent of technology and social networking are affecting our children’s communication and social skill development. This workshop is highly interactive, but is open to adults only. For questions or to register: (856) 488-7889 or Alliance@CHTownship.com. This event is sponsored by S.C.O.P.E. (a partnership of Cherry Hill Public Schools, Zone PTA, Kennedy Health System, Character Education Initiative and the Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.)

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 Hwy.:

It's a Frozen Sing-A-Long

2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21

Sing along to one of your favorite movies! We'll be screening Disney's Frozen and invite kids of all ages to join in the musical fun. Feel free to dress up as your favorite Frozen character for this event! Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=6231&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=2/1/2015&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&pa] to register.

Must Watch Documentary: 'League of Denial'

Noon-2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23

About the Film: "League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis," based on the investigative reporting of Mark Fanairu-Wada and Steve Fanairu, details the lengths to which the NFL went to deny, dismiss and cover-up possible ties between concussions suffered on the football field and long-term brain injuries, and it leaves viewers wondering, why would anyone trust this league — still run by the people who covered up possible connections for so long — to help us answer the questions that still exist about football, concussions, and long-term brain injuries? (Not Rated, 116 minutes)

Lunch and a Movie: 'Get On Up: The James Brown Story'

Noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24

About the Movie: Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in this biopic about the Godfather of Soul. Born in South Carolina in 1933 into extreme poverty, Brown survived abandonment, abuse and jail to become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. This incredible life story is one of talent, determination and perseverance. (Rated PG-13; 138 mins; 2014)

Needlework Guild

2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24

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 are on the second Tuesday of each month. No registration.

Letter Writers Alliance

7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24

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 Katie Hardesty at khardesty@chplnj.org or (856) 903-1207.

Not Your Grandma's Cross Stitch (Teens)

7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to learn the basics of cross stitch and show you how to make samplers featuring lyrics from songs or 8-bit characters. All material provided. Click here to register.

Toddler Dance Party

10-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26

Join us for a rockin' good time of unstructured play as toddlers and their caregivers dance along to kid-friendly Top 40 tunes. We provide the music, you provide the moves. Open to ages 18 months to 3 years. No registration.

Thursday Morning

10:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, Feb. 26

Learn the practice of mindfulness meditation and how it can enhance your daily life. Practice the art and skills of deep breathing, meditation and visualization, understand the impact of stress on the body and the brain and let go of negative thoughts. Learn to live peacefully in the present moment with a nonjudgmental perspective of life. Presented by Amy E. Stein, MSW, LCSW. No registration.

CHPL Comic Con 2015!

Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28

Our third Comic-Con is here! Featured events: cosplay pageant and contest, gaming (tabletop, card, and video games), comics and merchandise for sale, local comic artists, Whovian meetup, manga/anime teen meet-up, and much more! Visit www.chplnj.org [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/admin/www.chplnj.org] for more information.


This is just a snapshot of the hundreds of events, activities and cultural programs held at the Library throughout the year. Click here for a full events calendar, and visit www.chplnj.org [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/admin/www.chplnj.org] to sign up for the library's e-newsletter, renew books, place holds, pay fines and much more. Stay connected by following the Library on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. For more information, call (856) 667-0300, or e-mail info@chplnj.org [mailto:info@chplnj.org] .

Report potholes to the Department of Public Works

Winter can wreak havoc on road surfaces, and we inevitably see a spike in potholes popping up across town during these cold, snowy months. The Department of Public Works is responsible for the repair and maintenance of nearly 260 miles of municipal roads, and has dedicated crews assigned to the task of filling these potholes as quickly as possible. You can report an area of concern online by clicking here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/forms.aspx?FID=86] , or by calling Public Works directly, Monday through Friday, at (856) 424-4422. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/index.aspx?nid=219] for a list of roads that are maintained by Camden County or the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Drive safely!

Seniors: Free tax-prep help available every Tuesday, Friday until April 15
Cherry Hill Township and the AARP have once again partnered to offer seniors free tax-preparation assistance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday until April 14. No appointments are necessary. All tax-prep sessions will take place in the N. John Amato Council Chambers (Room 208) at Town Hall. Electronic filing and direct deposit are available to help expedite returns. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=663] for more information, or call the AARP directly at (888) AARP-NOW.


Paperless billing available for Township sewer bills

Cherry Hill now offers paperless billing for all residential and commercial Township sewer bills. Electronic billing makes information easier to access, and reduces costs associated with printing and mailing sewer bills. Homeowners must enroll by March 10 to ensure the change takes effect for the 2015 residential sewer bill. Commercial sewer accounts must enroll by April 10. Click here to learn more. [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=661]


CHAACA sponsors Black History Month scholarship contest

In honor of Black History Month the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association are sponsoring a scholarship contest for all Cherry Hill Public School Students. This year’s topic is “African-American Inventors.” Participants can enter an essay, poster, or video; contact your guidance counselor for details. Entries will be put into four levels; K-2, Grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Three prizes are available at each level: $100, $75, or $50. Submissions are due Feb. 28.

Save the Date for Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival 2015: Saturday, April 25

Will your business or organization Celebrate-Learn-Grow on April 25? The Township and school district have partnered Sustainable Cherry Hill for the 6th annual Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival, the fourth Saturday in April at historic Croft Farm. Last year’s event welcomed 5,000 visitors, and about 100 vendors, earth-friendly crafters, groups and all Cherry Hill Schools. We are currently seeking sponsors to support the event by promoting their own sustainable profile and brand, as well as volunteers and vendors to support the day’s activities. Thank you to returning presenting sponsors Ravitz Family Markets’ ShopRites and LourdesCare at Cherry Hill for their continued support. Click here [http://www.sustainablecherryhill.org/get-involved/earth-day-festival/] to learn more about sponsorship, volunteer, or vendor opportunities. To learn more about Earth Festival, visit www.SustainableCherryHill.org [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/admin/www.SustainableCherryHill.org] .

Seniors: Cherry Hill's Gold Card program offers special discounts

Cherry Hill residents over 55 are eligible to enroll in the Township’s Gold Card program, which offers discounts at many participating local businesses, as well as special pricing for local events. Gold Card holders are also entitled to free admission to performances at Cherry Hill East and West, and special ticket pricing for certain Township performances and events. Cherry Hill Businesses: Participation in the Gold Card Program is a great way to advertise yourself to the 15,000 seniors living in the Township. To obtain a Gold Card, or to inquire about enrolling your business in the program, please contact Senior Services Program Coordinator Gaye Pino at (856) 661-4800, or gpino@chtownship.com [mailto:gpino@chtownship.com] .


Cherry Hill Police seek crossing guard applicants

The Cherry Hill Police Department is looking to fill several part-time/substitute vacancies within its complement of crossing guards. Substitute guards are called in as needed to fill one-hour posts in the morning or afternoon school hours at any of over 40 locations throughout the Township. Please direct all inquiries to Sgt. Glenn Charney of the Cherry Hill Police Department Traffic Safety Unit at (856) 432-8857 or gcharney@cherryhillpolice.com, or mail to the Cherry Hill Police Dept., Attn: Traffic Safety/Crossing Guards, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.

Your RecycleBank points could benefit Cherry Hill Schools
Six Cherry Hill schools have been selected for this year's RecycleBank Green Schools contest, which provides schools with the grant money to promote environmental education projects. The participating schools are: Beck Middle School, Cherry Hill East, and Cooper, Clara Barton, Bret Harte and Joyce Kilmer Elementary Schools. You can help these schools reach their goal by donating your own, unused RecycleBank points in support of their projects. RecycleBank will donate $1 for every 250 points donated, up to $2,500. Last year, Woodcrest Elementary received a $2,500 Green Schools grant for its outdoor garden. To learn more about the Green Schools program, read each school's project proposal, or to donate your points, visit www.RecycleBank.com/contest [https://www.recyclebank.com/contest] . Good luck to each of our schools!

Sustainable Cherry Hill offers leadership scholarship

Seniors graduating from any Camden County high school in 2015: If your passions and field of study toward your career goals include a field that supports sustainable living, or you want to be an agent of change in the world around you, apply for this new scholarship being offered by Sustainable Cherry Hill. Please click here for scholarship instructions [http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102336365878-508/SCH+Scholarship+Instructions+Spring+2015.pdf] and an application [http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102336365878-507/SCH+Scholarship+Application+Spring+2015.pdf] . Applications are due March 15.

The latest news from the Cherry Hill School District

Stay up-to-date on the latest news and other important information in the Cherry Hill School District's e-news. Click here [http://www.cherryhill.k12.nj.us/news/news/enews.cfm] for the latest edition.

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Chuck Cahn

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