March 6, 2020
Township News & Events
Daylight Savings Time
It's time to spring forward! Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. Daylight Savings Time officially begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. This is also the perfect opportunity to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they’re functional in case of an emergency.
Mayor, Council Celebrate Read Across America at Cherry Hill Schools
March 2 marked the National Education Association's Read Across America Day, an annual celebration of literacy and learning that coincides with the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

This week, Mayor Angulo, Council President Fleisher, and Councilwomen Jacobs and Golkow took part in Read Across America festivities across Cherry Hill reading to student s at Johnson, Brett Harte, Thomas Paine, Cooper, Clara Barton, Temple Beth Sholom, Stockton, and Kingston Elementary Schools. Learning and literacy are lifelong endeavors – and something that should be fostered throughout our lives.

This weekend, I encourage all of you to spend some time with a good book, and, if you have them, to read to your children and grandchildren today and every day. Thank you to our local schools for inviting us to take part in this year's festivities! 

For additional photos, please visit our Facebook page.
Councilwoman attends Ending Hunger Together special event
Councilwoman Doshi attended the Ending Hunger Together special event at the ShopRite on Evesham Road to celebrate the unveiling of the Special-Edition Cheerios boxes. The special edition boxes feature two ShopRite associates that spearheaded the store's fundraiser which collected donations at checkout and during creative in-store events. The boxes will be sold exclusively at ShopRite stores during the month of March.
Information regarding the Coronavirus Disease
Cherry Hill participated in a conference call with the Governor, Department of Health Officials and Mayors across the state to stay on top of efforts and growing concerns over COVID-19 (Corona Virus). The NJ Department of Health has opened a 24 hour hotline (1-800-222-1222) for the public to ask questions.

More information can be found on the state’s website.
Distributing Dignity Collection Drive
Join Cherry Hill Township in honoring Women's History Month this March by dropping off donations for Distributing Dignity at one of the Township's drop-off locations.  

By partnering with local nonprofits, Distributing Dignity distributes new bras (with tags), pads and tampons to women in need.

Purple collection boxes will be at Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building (820 Mercer Street), Cherry Hill Public Works Building (1 Perina Blvd.), and the Cherry Hill Public Library (1100 Kings Hwy N). Donations will be accepted at any of the three drop-off locations during their regular business hours.
 
For more information, please contact the Mayor's Office at (856) 488-7878. 
Barclay Farmstead Art Contest Winners
Congratulations to four young artists who were recognized last weekend for winning the Barclay Farmstead art contest.

The winners of the “Reflections of Barclay” art contest were Zoey Carmody of Beck School, Isabella Bardunias of Beck School, Anjali Dave of Rosa School, and David Petroiu of Rosa School.

Friends and family of the winners enjoyed visiting the Farmstead and learning about the history of the families that lived there since 1816. The day also unveiled the new Walter Cooper Barclay bedroom.
National K9 Veterans Day
The Cherry Hill Police Department has partnered with PetSmart of Cherry Hill on Saturday March 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m . for the 3rd Annual National K-9 Veteran's Day event. Members of the CHPD K9 Unit will on location to answer questions about their K9s and the jobs they perform. PetSmart will also be offering special discounts in honor of National K9 Veterans Day! There will be several dog food vendors, adoption agencies, and representatives from the PetSmart Grooming and Training Facility. CHPD will also be collecting cans of dog and cat food for animals in need! We hope to see you and your furry friends there!
Ensemble Concert: Brass Concert of American Masters
Members of New Jersey’s Symphony in C return to Croft Farm for a Brass Concert of American Masters. The concert which will take place on Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m will feature the music of Glenn Miller, Fats Waller, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and many more. Performers include Kenny Bean and Joe Hart, trumpet; Jonathan Clark, horn; Jason Stein, trombone; and Jonathan Fowler, tuba.

Symphony in C was founded in 1952 as The Haddonfield Symphony and began as a community orchestra that allowed amateur musicians to pursue their love of music by performing for Haddonfield and other southern New Jersey communities.   

The event will be held at Croft Farm Arts Center (100 Borton Mill Road). Seating is general admission and tickets can be purchased online. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. for all performances.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
The Camden County Board of Freeholders presents a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in Cherry Hill on Saturday, March 21 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Cherry Hill Public Works Complex (1 Perina Boulevard). Collections are held rain or shine. This event is for Camden County resident only. Businesses will not be accepted.
Parent University and Resource Fair
The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Cherry Hill Public Schools present Parent University and Resource Fair on Thursday, March 26 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m . The event will be filled with useful information and helpful resources for both you and your children. Topics include: Understanding how social media increases anxiety and depression in our children, Vaping, Helping your school-aged child resolve conflict, through social and emotional practices, College 101, Understanding Naviance, Creating Authentic Connections with your Teen, Hidden in Plain Sight display.
AARP Free Tax Help
Cherry Hill Township and AARP have once again partnered to offer free tax-preparation assistance. Now through April 14 (building closed April 10), AARP will be available every Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the N. John Amato Council Chambers (Room 208) at Town Hall. 

Tax-Aide volunteers will help residents prepare their 2018 state and federal tax returns, as well as Homestead Benefit Credit and Property Tax Reimbursement forms. Electronic filing and direct deposit are available to help expedite returns. Residents are asked to bring a copy of their 2018 returns, all relevant tax statements, receipts and forms, Social Security card or SSA-1099, Photo ID, and PTR Form (if one was mailed to you). 

Appointments are highly suggested. To schedule an appointment, please visit their website.
10th Anniversary of the Cherry Hill Trails Program
Did you know that 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of the Cherry Hill Trails Program? We are fortunate to have miles of well-maintained trails throughout Cherry Hill. As part of the 10th Anniversary, you can walk or bike all 11 trails and participate in the Cherry Hill Trails Challenge. A Challenge Passport is available on the Cherry Hill website and at the Recreation Department in Town Hall. Challenge requirements are noted on the back of the Passport as are the prizes available to those completing all requirements at three different levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Take the Challenge and enjoy all the trails, solitude and nature that the Cherry Hill Trails have to offer. 
Senior Living
Senior Information Fair
The third annual Senior Information Fair will take place on Wednesday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Carman Tielli Community Center. The event is sponsored by Jefferson Health and Wegmans. There will be healthy snacks and prizes. The Cherry Hill bus will be available to Cherry Hill residents. To make reservations for the bus call (856) 661-4711. For more information, please call (856) 488-7868.
A Free Day of Billiards & Bowling for Seniors
If you’re a Camden County senior aged 55 and older, join the county for a free day of billiards and bowling on Wednesday, March 18 from 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. at The Big Event Entertainment Experience in Cherry Hill. Whether you’re an old pro, interested in learning either game, or are trying them for the first time, there will be something for everyone to enjoy! Your day will include three rounds of bowling, complimentary shoe rental, open billiards rooms, complimentary coffee and doughnuts, and so much more. Slots for this event are limited and RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To RSVP, please contact Tom Castellano at (856) 858-2986 or email .

Whether you are an old pro interested in learning/trying for the first time, there will be something for everyone to enjoy! Your day will include:

  • Three rounds of bowling
  • Complimentary shoe rental
  • Open billiards rooms for players/1st time learners
  • Complimentary coffee and doughnuts
  • Instructional coaching for first timers
  • Complimentary all-beef hotdog, bag of chips and a soft-drink

There will be Big Event staff on hand to help you with instructions and any questions that you might have.
Department of Public Works
Recycling Tip: Never recycle anything smaller than a credit card
When it comes to recycling, size actually does matter. If the item is too small to go through the sorting equipment, it can get jammed in the machinery and shut down operations for extensive periods of time. So be sure to put things that are smaller than a credit card – like coffee pods and loose lids – in the trash. It’s also a good idea to make sure that the things placed in your recycling container aren’t too big either. Wasted space leads to landfill waste, because there is less room for recyclable materials. Break down boxes and flatten large items before you recycle them.
Cherry Hill Public Library News & Events
Homeschool Hangout: Balance
Monday, March 9 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
Gather, connect and play with other homeschool families on the second Monday of the month. A science or craft activity will be available each session, but feel free to bring any other materials or lesson plans that you would like to share with other families. This month's activity will focus on the science of balance. No registration required. 

Night Owls
Monday, March 9 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
New Time!  Can't make it to our story times during the day? Join us select evenings for some of the great stories, songs, and crafts from the week's Little Listeners and Story Time. Best for ages 2-6.   Registration required.

Story Time
Tuesday, March 10 from 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
Improve literacy skills and encourage school-readiness with this story time for children ages 3-6 featuring stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft.  Registration required.

Tools for Job Seekers
Tuesday, March 10 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Computer Lab, Lower Level
Are you just starting your job search? This is the class for you! Learn the best job search sites, get tips for staying organized and motivated, find out best practices, and more.
This class will feature new tools from Google to help you find the right position for you! Registration required.

Information for Job Seekers: RCBC’s Workforce Development Institute Information Session
Tuesday, March 10 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Joyce Alexander Walker Multicultural Room, Lower Level
Looking for a well-paying career? Rowan College at Burlington County's Workforce Development Institute provides job seekers with the relevant training and education they need to meet the evolving challenges of the modern workforce. Call Alison DeJoseph to register: 856.222.9311 x2340 or email .

Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, March 11 from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Conference Center, Lower Level
The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Donate today. 
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! Registration preferred but walk-ins accepted.

Google Drive
Thursday, March 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Computer Lab, Lower Level
Never use a flash drive again! Take your basics skills to the next level with Google Drive. You will learn how to save files online using your Gmail login, use Google's word processor, organize your documents into folders, and upload photos. REQUIREMENT: MUST HAVE A GMAIL EMAIL ADDRESS AND PASSWORD. Registration required.

Community Service Power Hour
Thursday, March 12 from 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
Do you want to get an hour of community service? Come to the Community Service Power Hour to help our children's librarians get ready for upcoming children's programs. Open to grades 6-12. Registration required.

LEAP Training iPad Basics
Friday, March 13 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. or
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Are you 55 or older with a change in your vision? Free assistive technology classes are available for adults! You must be registered with L.E.A.P. to attend this class. Register now. Assistive technology services, 800-792-8322 ext. 802.