July 3, 2020
A Message from Mayor Susan Shin Angulo
Dear Residents:

On behalf of myself and Township Council, I would like to wish you all a Healthy and Happy Independence Day! We hope you will take this weekend to make memories with your friends and family while continuing to stay safe and be well. 
 
Be sure to join us this weekend as we celebrate Independence Day throughout town by displaying our patriotism. Take patriotic photos, chalk your walk, or decorate your house or bike and share them with us by posting them on social media - using the hashtag #CHJULY4 or tag @CherryHillTwp on  Facebook Twitter , or  Instagram .
 
Thank you for continuing to follow proper safety guidelines. We can't wait to see how you celebrate this weekend!

Sincerely,
Susan Shin Angulo
Mayor
Township News & Events
Important Voting Information
2020 Primary Election Day: Tuesday, July 7

The election will be conducted by VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS or by PAPER PROVISIONAL BALLOTS, IF YOU GO TO YOUR POLLING LOCATION there will be only one voting machine at each polling location for those voters who are disabled and unable to complete a Paper Provisional Ballot.
  • To access a voting machine at a polling district, the voter will need to certify, under the penalty of fraudulent voting, that they are unable to vote by a Paper Provisional Ballot.

 ****All Active Democrats and Republicans were automatically sent Vote By Mail Ballots. 

Returning your ballot
  • The ballots are postage paid.
  • They can be returned to any US Post Office or in a USPS mailbox. If mailing close to Election Day, it is recommended that you ask the Post Office to hand cancel the envelope to assure it has a readable postmark.
  • Ballots postmarked on or before Election Day will be counted if received by July 14, 2020.
  • Ballots can be dropped at the Camden County Board of Elections, 100 University Ct., Blackwood, NJ 08012.
  • Camden County will have five Vote by Mail drop box locations that will be available 24 hours each day effective immediately and continuing through the close of polls on Election Day. Each location is well-lit and monitored by video surveillance cameras. 
  • The Cherry Hill drop off box can be found at: Camden County College / William G. Rohrer, 1889 Marlton Pike East. 
  • Vote by Mail ballots cannot be dropped off at polling places.
 
If a voter chooses to vote in-person:
  • The polls will be open 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • There will be a reduced number of Polling Places and Polling Districts have been consolidated
  • No Sample Ballots will be sent, instead a card listing your polling place was mailed to you.
  • Voters will only be able to vote by a Paper Provisional Ballot at the Polls.  You will not be able to vote on a machine.
  • At each of the polling places, there will be an accessible voting machine to comply with the ADA. To access the machine, the voter will need to certify, under the penalty of fraudulent voting, that they are unable to vote by a Paper Provisional Ballot.
  
Sample Ballots
  • Sample Ballots are available HERE
Cherry Hill Township's 4th of July Celebration from Home
Join Cherry Hill Township in celebrating Independence Day throughout town by displaying your patriotism. Take patriotic photos, chalk your walk, or decorate your house or bike. Be sure to post your photos on social media and use the hashtag #CHJULY4 or tag @CherryHillTwp on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Mayor attends Meal Distribution at Young Israel
On Thursday, Mayor Angulo was joined by Assemblyman Greenwald at the Kosher Meal Distribution which took place at Young Israel.
 
Thank you to Teach NJ, the Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Program, and all of the dedicated volunteers for organizing the Kosher Summer Food Distribution. This program has not only served thousands of free kosher meals to local families during these unprecedented times, but has also helped families feel some sort of normalcy by being able to put food on the table for their children.
Firework Safety this holiday weekend
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In June of 2017, a law was signed allowing certain types of fireworks to be sold in New Jersey. This 4th of July, local fire inspectors are concerned about overall safety.

Above all, the best way to enjoy fireworks is by watching a local professional firework display to avoid any injuries or burns. If you do choose to buy consumer fireworks, we recommend the following safety guidelines:
  • Do not allow children to play with fireworks
  • Do not try to make your own fireworks
  • Do not throw or point fireworks at someone
  • Do not hold fireworks in your hand or stand over them while lighting
  • Do not try to relight a dud firework
  • Be safe this Fourth of July holiday!
Information for Cherry Hill residents regarding COVID-19
Stay up to date with the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Cherry Hill. Find information such as the following:
  • How to Conduct Township Business
  • Closures throughout Town
  • Helpful Links and Resources
  • FAQs
  • Information for Local Businesses
Cherry Hill Restaurant Week Returns August 8-16
Mayor Angulo and Township Council are pleased to once again present one of Cherry Hill's premier events, Restaurant Week. This year, Restaurant Week will feature nine days of incredible deals at some of Cherry Hill's finest eateries.

From August 8 to 16, 2020, guests will enjoy specially selected, 3-course dinner menus for either $25, $35 or $40 per person. Several restaurants will also offer a 2-course lunch menu for $15 or $20. A reminder that at this time, Restaurant Week deals will be available for pick-up, take-out, and outdoor dining options.

Restaurants interested in participating should   contact  the Mayor's Office for more information. Please continue to check our website for participating restaurants.
Free Meals Distribution for Cherry Hill Students
Continuing until August 31, 2020, Cherry Hill Public Schools will provide free grab-n-go meals to all students in Cherry Hill. Mondays: 2 breakfasts & 2 lunches. Wednesdays: 3 breakfast & 3 lunches. Due to Aramark staffing limitations, pickup sites are now High Schools East & West ONLY from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please be sure to have your student ID number or proof of Cherry Hill residence, such as a driver's license with Cherry Hill address, ready to enable pickup. 

For more information, please email
Food Distribution For Those in Need in Camden County
Camden County has partnered with Touch New Jersey to bring FREE food distribution to those in need throughout Camden County. Drive-up and walk-up options available. Must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

For a full list of dates and locations, please visit Camden County's website .
Camden County Mosquito Commission Spraying
The Camden County Mosquito Control Commission will be spraying in neighborhoods across Cherry Hill for the next several weeks in an effort to limit growth of our area's mosquito population. Visit the Township website for local spraying schedules, as they are announced by the County.
National Wildlife Federation Certified Habitat Community
Our township is now one third of the way toward our goal of becoming a National Wildlife Federation Certified Habitat Community. What is a NWF Habitat Community? It is a community that has made a commitment to restoring wildlife habitat that has been lost due to development. It is a community that has taken steps to provide natural sources of food, water, cover for birds, and valuable insects and amphibians.

How can you help? Visit  NWF.org/certify to find out how you and your family can create a garden, patio, or green space that incorporates native plants, conserves water, and doesn't rely on pesticides. Certify your habitat, and you become a part of our community effort! The process is simple and the requirements are easily achievable

Your family's efforts will be a learning experience for you and your children, and will bring you closer to nature, to your community, and to each other!
Upcoming Virtual Meetings

In order to join the virtual meetings, please refer to the log-in information and links on our website under the calendar section.
Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works Administrative Offices will remain closed to the public until further notice. Public Works will be continuing to provide services to the best of their ability. If you have an emergency matter that requires immediate attention, please call (856) 424-4422 or email  publicworks@chtownship.com.
Senior Living
During these difficult times when we cannot do our normal routine, we must find new things to make us happy and keep us engaged.
 
Call  your friends, neighbors, and your relatives, especially those that you haven't talked to in a while. They are home and would be happy to hear from you.
 
Write  letters to the special people in your life. Share your ideas and let them know you're thinking of them. 
 
Organize  your closets and drawers. Find things to donate or get ready for the neighborhood garage sales that will be coming soon when things get better.
 
Take care  of your health. Take your temperature and your blood pressure if you have a home monitor. Eat and drink well. Keep moving; walk around your house, dance, exercise.
 
Now is the time to pull out the "if only I had time" list and catch up, but remember: be safe, be healthy, and be happy. Sometimes there can be good in change.

Although, Township offices are closed, our Senior Services Coordinator is still responding to voicemail and email during the state-mandated quarantine. Please note that during this time, senior bus services are currently suspended. If you have any questions regarding Cherry Hill Senior Services, please contact Gaye Pino by  email  or (856) 661-4800.
54th annual Senior Citizens Juried Art Contest and Exhibition
The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College invites artists age 60 and above who currently reside in Camden County to submit their original work to the 54th annual Senior Citizens Juried Art Contest and Exhibition.

Artists at any level of skill or experience are invited to participate, including amateurs and non-professionals as well as working artists. Artists may submit one entry that has been created within the past three years, is an original creation of the artist, and has not been submitted previously to a county or state art show. Categories of work include acrylic painting; craft; digital art; mixed media; oil painting; pastel; print; photography; sculpture; watercolor; and works on paper (drawing).

Artwork will be judged by an independent panel of artists. First-place winners in all categories will advance to compete at the state level in the New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show.

Due to COVID-19-related concerns and social distancing standards, the 2020 contest will be conducted entirely online, at both the county and the state levels. Artists may submit a registration form and high-quality digital photographs of their artwork. Approved submissions will be adjudicated and shared on the 2020 Virtual Senior Citizens Juried Art Contest & exhibition website and social media pages starting on August 3. 

The registration form is available at the Commission’s webpage . The deadline to submit the registration form and photograph is July 20, 2020. 

For more information about the contest, including eligibility and artwork display rules and a registration form, visit camdencc.edu/commission or contact David Bruno, 856- 227-7200, ext. 4494.
Cherry Hill Public Library News & Events
CHPL is closed starting on Thursday, July 2 at 2 p.m. and all day on Friday, July 3 for the holiday. 

The Library will reopen to the public on Monday, July 13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with the following new policies:
  • A maximum of 25% indoor capacity is allowed as per the NJ Governor’s Executive Order
  • If you feel any symptoms of COVID please stay home
  • Metered access: 30 minute limits for patrons to be in the building
  • Computer access: 30 minute limits for patrons per day
  • Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing is required
  • Week of July 20: Wednesday nights and Saturdays will be added 

Contactless Pickup will continue after the Library reopens. This is by appointment Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Contactless Pickup instructions:
Patrons will be notified once items are ready for pickup.
You MUST make an appointment for pickup once you receive a notification.
To make your appointment once you receive your notification, call 856.667.0300 x2. 

Books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and video games can all be returned now in our outdoor book drops at CHPL and at the Post Office on Marlkress Road.

Items can be placed on hold via our online catalog. If you have questions or need assistance, please email  or leave a message by calling 856.667.0300 x2.

Library staff will answer questions Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fines started accruing on Wednesday, July 1 so please return your items! Most materials for children and teens continue to be fine free excluding Cherry Hill Schools Summer Reading books. Please return books, audiobooks, video games, CDs, and DVDs to the book drops at CHPL or at the Post Office on Marlkress Road. Non-traditional items (like Kindle Fires and puzzles) must be returned to a staff member during Contactless Pickup. We hope to expand our hours soon.  https://chplnj.org/nontraditional_lending
 
Have questions?
Email our librarians  or leave a message at 856.667.0300 x2. Librarians will return emails/calls Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Summer Reading Program
Our Summer Reading Program has officially started! Earn rewards for reading! All Summer Reading information and registration for all ages can be found online
 
Anti-Racism resources available for all ages
See what literature, websites, podcasts, and more are available by visiting our website.
 
Upcoming Programs:
Virtual Cutting the Cable Cord
Tuesday, July 7 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Interested in cutting the cord and doing away with expensive cable packages? Come to this online class and learn all about the alternatives you have at your disposal. From Netflix to Hulu to Disney+ there are tons of services out there that might just satisfy your needs for a fraction of the cost. Registration required.
 
Virtual Beginner Tai Chi
Wednesday, July 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
This series of Tai Chi classes will focus on basic elements of Tai Chi and Qi Gong meditation. By utilizing gentle movements, breathing, and stretching, participants will improve their balance, relaxation, and overall well-being. Join us in practicing this beautiful art.
Registration is required each week. Facilitated by Eastern Harmony Healing. Registration required.
 
Virtual Introduction to NJ Genealogy
Wednesday, June 8 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Interested in tracing your New Jersey Family History? Not sure where to start? Regina Fitzpatrick, Genealogy Librarian at the New Jersey State Library, will review genealogy basics and strategies for collecting information before visiting a repository. We will also discuss great resources to discover your ancestors at the New Jersey State Library and other repositories. Registration required.
 
Virtual Film Appreciation Meetup for Teens
Friday, July 10 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Calling all movie lovers! Each week we will select a film to watch independently -- and discuss at the next meeting! For more information visit our website.