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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing, March 6 to 13, 2015

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Cherry Hill Township
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.

Public Works crews work to combat potholes on local roads Pothole patrol.jpg
Winter's continuous cycle of freezing and thawing has led to a significant increase in the number of potholes affecting local roadways. in response, the Township's Department of Public Works has assigned additional crews 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 first line of defense in identifying areas that have been particularly hard-hit by the elements. If you spot a pothole, please report it online, 24/7, by clicking here, or by calling Public Works directly, Monday through Friday, at (856) 424-4422. Several area roads are maintained by either Camden County or the New Jersey Department of Transportation, but don't worry: If you report a pothole on a non-Township road, we will relay the information for you. Drive safely, and thank you for helping us to address this seasonal epidemic! Click here to learn more.

Road work to begin next week on North Monroe Avenue
The Cherry Hill Department of Engineering will resume the 2014 Road Maintenance Program next week, with work scheduled to begin Monday, weather-permitting, on North Monroe Avenue from McKinley Road to Roosevelt Drive. The Road Maintenance Program represents an annual investment of more than $2.5 million in local road reconstruction, and along with pothole repairs, isolated road repairs and our microsurfacing program, is part of a comprehensive plan by our Engineering and Public Works Departments to maintain and extend the life of the more than 260 miles of road under municipal jurisdiction. The 2014 program will continue through spring, with work slated to begin on roads in the 2015 program later this year. Click here to learn more about our Road Maintenance Program, and for a list of roads tentatively scheduled to be completed as part of our 2014 and 2015 programs.

CH East Boys Swim Team recognized by Mayor and Council East Boys Swimming for FB.jpg
Council and I welcomed members of the Cherry Hill East Boys Swim Team to Town Hall on Monday night to recognize the team's 2014-15 championship season. Led by Coach Joe Cucinotti, the Swimmers were crowned this year's New Jersey Public A Champions, and SJSIA Invitational Champions, with an undefeated 14-0 record. We're incredibly proud of the hard work, dedication and good sportsmanship displayed by these young men. Please join me in congratulating Coach Cucinotti and the entire team on a tremendous year. Click here to read more.

Donate your RecycleBank points by March 31 to help local schools RecycleBank Facebook image.jpg
RecycleBank has extended the deadline for its Green Schools contest, and residents now have until March 31 to support local schools' green projects! Six Cherry Hill Schools have been vying for grants of up to $2,500, and as of Friday morning, Beck Middle School and Barton, Cooper and Kilmer Elementary Schools still needed your help to reach their goals! RecycleBank will donate $1 for every 250 RecycleBank points our residents donate. This year, program sponsor Domtar has also agreed to give a bonus $500 donation to any school that reaches at least 50 percent of its goal! Through the generosity of our community, Bret Harte Elementary School and Cherry Hill East have already reached their collection goals. To learn more about the RecycleBank Green Schools program, to read each school's project proposal, or to donate your points, visit www.RecycleBank.com/contest

Mayor, Council honor local music student Amelia Paulson Amelia Paulson Proclamation for Briefing.jpg
This week, Council and I also honored Cherry Hill West sophomore Amelia Paulson, who on Feb. 22 performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the prestigious High School Honors performance Series. Amelia was selected from among 10,000 applicants nationwide, and was one of just a few hundred elite musicians to ultimately represent their schools and communities on stage. Amelia is a bright and promising young musician, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors! Click here to read more.

Household hazardous waste collection set for March 21 Hazardous Waste.png
Residents looking to dispose of old automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides and other common household waste that is prohibited from curbside trash disposal can bring those items to the Department of Public Works from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, for a special Household Hazardous Waste collection event. Disposal is free for Camden County residents. This special event is a partnership between the Camden County Board of Freeholders and Cherry Hill Township. Click here for details.

This March, help women in need through 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.:
  • Meet a Star Wars Character (All ages!)
    1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 14 

    Calling all Star Wars fans! Join us for a Meet a Star Wars character event! Bring your camera and meet costumed characters from the Star Wars saga at this family-friendly event. 
  • Night Owls (Ages 2-6) Library logo small.jpg
    7-7:45 p.m.
    Monday, March 16

    Can't make it to our story times during the day? Join us Wednesday evenings for some of the great stories, songs, and crafts from that week's Little Listeners and Story Time. Best for ages 2-6. No registration. 
  • Prose & Cons
    (Grades 8-12) 
    6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 

    From 6-7 p.m., try writing games and get inspired through story starters. From 7-7:30 p.m., get feedback on your current project. Open to grades 8-12. Click here to register.
  • Where is All My Money Going?
    7-8 p.m. Thursday, March 19

    It's time for a smarter happy hour! You just got paid. After rent, bills and an overzealous trip to Target, you have $26 left in your account. Sound familiar? Join Matthew Montenero of Wells Fargo Advisors as he helps you to focus and get your finances on track. You’ll learn budgeting tips, how to start a savings plan, and the tools needed to combat the evils of credit card debt. You’ll also get to know your FICO score and other resources that can help you meet your money goals. Click here to register online. Like what you see? This is part of the library's new "Martinis* and Money" series. Click here to learn about other programs in the series. (*Mocktails will be served!)
  • Toddler Dance Party 
    10-10:30 a.m. Friday, March 20   
    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.
  • NJ Maker Day  
    11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 21   
    The Cherry Hill Public Library is participating in the inaugural NJ Makers Day 2015 to showcase our Maker Playground and celebrate maker culture. Visit the online events calendar to check out the events that are planned – from TED Talks to Minecraft and open Maker Pay – stop by and check it out! Fun for all ages! (Some events required registration.)
  • Red Cross Community Blood Drive  
    2-7 p.m. Monday, March 23   
    It takes more than luck to help save lives. In just 15 minutes, you can save up to three lives! Blood shortages are occurring all across our region and every two seconds someone needs you. If you are in good health, at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds, now is the time to roll up your sleeve and donate. Every type can save a life! Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are preferred. Click here to schedule an appointment online today.
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

Wilmington Trust opens new office alongside M&T Bank in Cherry Hill Wilm Trust for Briefing.jpg
I joined officials from Wilmington Trust and M&T Bank on Thursday evening to celebrate the opening of Wilmington Trust's new Wealth Advisory office at the Woodland Falls Corporate Center, 210 Lake Drive East. The Wilmington, Del.-based wealth advisory firm has provided wealth management services to families in New Jersey for generations, and its Cherry Hill team is complemented by M&T Bank's corporate banking services, located in the same offices. Click here to learn more, and join me in welcoming Wilmington Trust into the Cherry Hill community. 

Don't miss Angela Duckworth, April 26 at Cherry Hill West AngelaDuckworthFlyer for Briefing.jpg
"Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint." -- Angela Duckworth, PhD. 
The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol & Drug Abuse and Cherry Hill Public Schools welcome renowned researcher Angela Duckworth to Cherry Hill West at 7 p.m. April 16 for a special, free discussion about "Grit" and what it takes to succeed in life. Registration is suggested, but not required. For more information or to register, call (856) 488-7889, or e-mail Alliance@chtownship.com. Click here to watch Dr. Duckworth's "True Grit" TED Talk. Click here for details about April 16.

Tickets on sale now for Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars Dancing logo 2015.jpg
Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars, at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 3, in the New Auditorium at Cherry Hill High School West. This signature fundraising event of the Cherry Hill Education Foundation has sold out for the past seven years, so click here to buy your tickets today. Tickets are $25 ($15 for students and senior citizens over age 55). All seats are reserved. You can also vote online now for your favorite dancing couple, or vote during intermission at the event. All proceeds from Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars are used to fund grant initiatives in the Cherry Hill Public Schools. Visit www.CherryHillEducationFoundation.com for more information.

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. 

Township Bus Service available for senior, disabled residents Senior Bus.jpg
Cherry Hill offers a free bus service for residents ages 55 and up, and those who are disabled. Buses run Monday through Friday, following a designated route that includes grocery shopping, service to club meetings and programs in the Carman Tilelli Community Center, Cherry Hill Mall and the Katz JCC. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To schedule a pickup, residents must call (856) 661-4711, or (856) 661-4802 at least 3 business days in advance, and should call between 8:15-8:45 a.m. on the morning of their appointment to confirm. Individual appointments for service within Cherry Hill will be accommodated as space and scheduling allow. For more information on this or other senior-related issues in Cherry Hill, contact Senior Services Program Coordinator Gaye Pino at (856) 661-4800 or gpino@chtownship.com.

Bring a plant to exchange at the 6th annual Earth Festival, April 25 at Croft Farm Earth Fest Photo for 3-13.jpg
The 6th annual Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival on Saturday, April 25, is expected to draw 5,000 participants to historic Croft Farm. From 100 volunteers to all 19 Cherry Hill public schools and 100 displays focused on the theme of Celebrate*Learn*Grow, there will be something for everyone from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine! Just one of the popular attractions this year is the plant exchange by Sustainable Cherry Hill's Gardening Task Force. you are welcome to bring: hostas, grasses, any type of flower, as well as plants that do well in shade, and take home a new native plant or purchase a plant. Bring a container for some free Township compost for your plants and garden. For details and updates on Earth Festival, visit www.SustainableCherryHill.org

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.

Don't miss 'Mary Poppins' at Cherry Hill West, beginning March 20 Poppins.jpg
Cherry Hill West presents Disney’s "Mary Poppins," from March 20-29 at the high school. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Showtimes are 7 p.m. March 20, 21, 27, 28, and 2 p.m. March 22 and 29. A character breakfast is scheduled before the March 22 show; tickets are $20, which includes admission to the show. For more information, call (856) 663-8006, ext., 1224, or click here for a poster with more information.

Applications due Sunday for SCH 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. 

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.

Public Works crews work to combat potholes on local roads

Winter's continuous cycle of freezing and thawing has led to a significant increase in the number of potholes affecting local roadways. in response, the Township's Department of Public Works has assigned additional crews 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 first line of defense in identifying areas that have been particularly hard-hit by the elements. If you spot a pothole, please report it online, 24/7, 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. Several area roads [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/index.aspx?nid=219] are maintained by either Camden County or the New Jersey Department of Transportation, but don't worry: If you report a pothole on a non-Township road, we will relay the information for you. Drive safely, and thank you for helping us to address this seasonal epidemic! Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=703] to learn more.

Road work to begin next week on North Monroe Avenue

The Cherry Hill Department of Engineering will resume the 2014 Road Maintenance Program next week, with work scheduled to begin Monday, weather-permitting, on North Monroe Avenue from McKinley Road to Roosevelt Drive. The Road Maintenance Program represents an annual investment of more than $2.5 million in local road reconstruction, and along with pothole repairs, isolated road repairs and our microsurfacing program, is part of a comprehensive plan by our Engineering and Public Works Departments to maintain and extend the life of the more than 260 miles of road under municipal jurisdiction. The 2014 program will continue through spring, with work slated to begin on roads in the 2015 program later this year. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/index.aspx?nid=302] to learn more about our Road Maintenance Program, and for a list of roads tentatively scheduled to be completed as part of our 2014 and 2015 programs.

CH East Boys Swim Team recognized by Mayor and Council

Council and I welcomed members of the Cherry Hill East Boys Swim Team to Town Hall on Monday night to recognize the team's 2014-15 championship season. Led by Coach Joe Cucinotti, the Swimmers were crowned this year's New Jersey Public A Champions, and SJSIA Invitational Champions, with an undefeated 14-0 record. We're incredibly proud of the hard work, dedication and good sportsmanship displayed by these young men. Please join me in congratulating Coach Cucinotti and the entire team on a tremendous year. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=706] to read more.

Donate your RecycleBank points by March 31 to help local schools

RecycleBank has extended the deadline for its Green Schools contest, and residents now have until March 31 to support local schools' green projects! Six Cherry Hill Schools have been vying for grants of up to $2,500, and as of Friday morning, Beck Middle School and Barton, Cooper and Kilmer Elementary Schools still needed your help to reach their goals! RecycleBank will donate $1 for every 250 RecycleBank points our residents donate. This year, program sponsor Domtar has also agreed to give a bonus $500 donation to any school that reaches at least 50 percent of its goal! Through the generosity of our community, Bret Harte Elementary School and Cherry Hill East have already reached their collection goals. To learn more about the RecycleBank Green Schools program, to read each school's project proposal, or to donate your points, visit www.RecycleBank.com/contest [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/admin/www.RecycleBank.com/contest] .

Mayor, Council honor local music student Amelia Paulson

This week, Council and I also honored Cherry Hill West sophomore Amelia Paulson, who on Feb. 22 performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the prestigious High School Honors performance Series. Amelia was selected from among 10,000 applicants nationwide, and was one of just a few hundred elite musicians to ultimately represent their schools and communities on stage. Amelia is a bright and promising young musician, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors! Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=705] to read more.

Household hazardous waste collection set for March 21

Residents looking to dispose of old automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides and other common household waste that is prohibited from curbside trash disposal can bring those items to the Department of Public Works from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, for a special Household Hazardous Waste collection event. Disposal is free for Camden County residents. This special event is a partnership between the Camden County Board of Freeholders and Cherry Hill Township. Click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=704] for details.

This March, help women in need through the Cherry Hill Public Library

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 [http://www.distributingdignity.org/] or Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/DoubleDorg?ref=br_tf] 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.:

Meet a Star Wars Character (All ages!)

1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 14

Calling all Star Wars fans! Join us for a Meet a Star Wars character event! Bring your camera and meet costumed characters from the Star Wars saga at this family-friendly event.

Night Owls (Ages 2-6)

7-7:45 p.m.
Monday, March 16

Can't make it to our story times during the day? Join us Wednesday evenings for some of the great stories, songs, and crafts from that week's Little Listeners and Story Time. Best for ages 2-6. No registration.

Prose & Cons
(Grades 8-12)

6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18

From 6-7 p.m., try writing games and get inspired through story starters. From 7-7:30 p.m., get feedback on your current project. Open to grades 8-12. Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=6337&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=3/1/2015&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=] to register.

Where is All My Money Going?

7-8 p.m. Thursday, March 19

It's time for a smarter happy hour! You just got paid. After rent, bills and an overzealous trip to Target, you have $26 left in your account. Sound familiar? Join Matthew Montenero of Wells Fargo Advisors as he helps you to focus and get your finances on track. You’ll learn budgeting tips, how to start a savings plan, and the tools needed to combat the evils of credit card debt. You’ll also get to know your FICO score and other resources that can help you meet your money goals. Click here [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=6359&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=3/1/2015&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&pa] to register online. Like what you see? This is part of the library's new "Martinis* and Money" series. Click here [http://www.chplnj.org/events/documents/martinis%20and%20money.pdf] to learn about other programs in the series. (*Mocktails will be served!)

Toddler Dance Party

10-10:30 a.m. Friday, March 20

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.

NJ Maker Day

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 21

The Cherry Hill Public Library is participating in the inaugural NJ Makers Day 2015 to showcase our Maker Playground and celebrate maker culture. Visit the online events calendar [http://host6.evanced.info/cherryhill/evanced/eventcalendar.asp?pointer=&num=0&rts=&kw=&dt=mo&ds=&de=&sd=&mo=3/1/2015&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=ALL&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=&returnToSearch=&LangType=0] to check out the events that are planned – from TED Talks to Minecraft and open Maker Pay – stop by and check it out! Fun for all ages! (Some events required registration.)

Red Cross Community Blood Drive

2-7 p.m. Monday, March 23

It takes more than luck to help save lives. In just 15 minutes, you can save up to three lives! Blood shortages are occurring all across our region and every two seconds someone needs you. If you are in good health, at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds, now is the time to roll up your sleeve and donate. Every type can save a life! Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are preferred. Click here [https://esiebelarecprod.redcrossblood.com/eevents_enu/start.swe?SWECmd=GotoView&SWEView=ARC+City+State+Blank+Results+View+Clone&SWEHo=esiebelarecprod.redcrossblood.com&SWEApplet0=ARC+BDC+Upcoming+Drives+Applet+Clone&SWERowId0=1-29U8E91] to schedule an appointment online today.


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] .

Wilmington Trust opens new office alongside M&T Bank in Cherry Hill

I joined officials from Wilmington Trust and M&T Bank on Thursday evening to celebrate the opening of Wilmington Trust's new Wealth Advisory office at the Woodland Falls Corporate Center, 210 Lake Drive East. The Wilmington, Del.-based wealth advisory firm has provided wealth management services to families in New Jersey for generations, and its Cherry Hill team is complemented by M&T Bank's corporate banking services, located in the same offices. Click here [http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2015/03/13/wilmington-trust-opens-new-wealth-office-in-cherry-hill-nj-a-605340.html#.VQNXMHzF91U] to learn more, and join me in welcoming Wilmington Trust into the Cherry Hill community.

Don't miss Angela Duckworth, April 26 at Cherry Hill West

"Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint." -- Angela Duckworth, PhD.

The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol & Drug Abuse and Cherry Hill Public Schools welcome renowned researcher Angela Duckworth to Cherry Hill West at 7 p.m. April 16 for a special, free discussion about "Grit" and what it takes to succeed in life. Registration is suggested, but not required. For more information or to register, call (856) 488-7889, or e-mail Alliance@chtownship.com. Click here [http://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_the_key_to_success_grit?language=en] to watch Dr. Duckworth's "True Grit" TED Talk. Click here [http://www.cherryhill.k12.nj.us/departments/publicinfo/files/AngelaDuckworthFlyer.pdf] for details about April 16.

Tickets on sale now for Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars

Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars, at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 3, in the New Auditorium at Cherry Hill High School West. This signature fundraising event of the Cherry Hill Education Foundation has sold out for the past seven years, so click here [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/admin/www.cherryhilleducationfoundation.com] to buy your tickets today. Tickets are $25 ($15 for students and senior citizens over age 55). All seats are reserved. You can also vote online now for your favorite dancing couple, or vote during intermission at the event. All proceeds from Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars are used to fund grant initiatives in the Cherry Hill Public Schools. Visit www.CherryHillEducationFoundation.com [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/admin/www.cherryhilleducationfoundation.com] for more information.

Free tax-prep help available for Seniors through April 14
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 AARP directly at (888) AARP-NOW.


Township Bus Service available for senior, disabled residents
Cherry Hill offers a free bus service for residents ages 55 and up, and those who are disabled. Buses run Monday through Friday, following a designated route that includes grocery shopping, service to club meetings and programs in the Carman Tilelli Community Center, Cherry Hill Mall and the Katz JCC. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To schedule a pickup, residents must call (856) 661-4711, or (856) 661-4802 at least 3 business days in advance, and should call between 8:15-8:45 a.m. on the morning of their appointment to confirm. Individual appointments for service within Cherry Hill will be accommodated as space and scheduling allow. For more information on this or other senior-related issues in Cherry Hill, contact Senior Services Program Coordinator Gaye Pino at (856) 661-4800 or gpino@chtownship.com [mailto:] .

Bring a plant to exchange at the 6th annual Earth Festival, April 25 at Croft Farm

The 6th annual Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival on Saturday, April 25, is expected to draw 5,000 participants to historic Croft Farm. From 100 volunteers to all 19 Cherry Hill public schools and 100 displays focused on the theme of Celebrate*Learn*Grow, there will be something for everyone from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine! Just one of the popular attractions this year is the plant exchange by Sustainable Cherry Hill's Gardening Task Force. you are welcome to bring: hostas, grasses, any type of flower, as well as plants that do well in shade, and take home a new native plant or purchase a plant. Bring a container for some free Township compost for your plants and garden. For details and updates on Earth Festival, visit www.SustainableCherryHill.org [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/admin/www.SustainableCherryHill.org] .

Cherry Hill Fire Department begins accreditation process

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 [http://cherryhillfire.blogspot.com/2015/02/cherry-hill-fire-department-undertakes.html] to learn more about the accreditation process the Fire Department is undertaking.

Don't miss 'Mary Poppins' at Cherry Hill West, beginning March 20
Cherry Hill West presents Disney’s "Mary Poppins," from March 20-29 at the high school. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Showtimes are 7 p.m. March 20, 21, 27, 28, and 2 p.m. March 22 and 29. A character breakfast is scheduled before the March 22 show; tickets are $20, which includes admission to the show. For more information, call (856) 663-8006, ext., 1224, or click here [http://www.cherryhill.k12.nj.us/departments/publicinfo/files/Mary%20Poppins%20Poster%20ver%202%20crv%20Roof%20IPP%20021115.pdf] for a poster with more information.

Applications due Sunday for SCH 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.

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