January 24, 2020
Township News & Events
Mayor and Council President welcome volunteers at MLK Trail event
Mayor Susan Shin Angulo and Council President David Fleisher welcomed a group of nearly 50 volunteers who attended the Township’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Saturday.

The Cherry Hill Environmental Board experienced one of the most successful and largest of its many service project events as volunteers helped improve the township’s natural Open Space Lands while also connecting with nature. Volunteers braved frigid temperatures and snow flurries while working hard to make the day a huge success for the environment. 

Great project leadership, support and participant efforts were keys to the success. Some of the major accomplishments included:
  • Clearing out the trash from portions of Croft and Bortons Mill Trails, and at a location off the Croft Farm Trails' Blue Trail, followed by naturalizing unapproved paths that damage sustainable trail management and nature.
  • Repairing the Bortons Mill Trails' Blue Trail entrance, and spreading woodchips along an eroded, root-exposed portion of that trail.
  • Cutting loads of invasive vines that are killing many native trees in a large portion of Downs Farm Trails.
  • Filling steps from the Croft Athletic Field to the Tan Trail with stone to slow erosion and improve access.
  • Moving and spreading a huge load of mulch to the Croft Nature Trail to improve the work- site damage created by construction at the Fishing/Wildlife Observation Platform and encourage plant growth.

If you weren’t able to make it to this event, don’t worry. The CHEB Trail Crew meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month. In addition, there are several clean-up and maintenance days scheduled throughout the year and you can also make tailored arrangements for group projects like Eagle Scouts, churches and businesses. For more information, please reach out to the CHEB Volunteer Coordinator, Barbara Patrizzi.
Mayor attends Community Mitzvah Day at JCC
Mayor Angulo welcomed all the volunteers along with Councilwoman Jacobs at the JCC for Community Mitzvah Day. Thank you Rabbi David for spearheading this meaningful event. This event coincides with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s mission of service. Thank you to all the volunteers who filled 1,000 chemo comfort bags.
Mayor attends Security Conference at JCC
Mayor Angulo and Chief Monaghan joined Congressman Norcross, community leaders and other elected officials at a security conference at the JCC on Thursday. The conference helped strengthen relations with security leadership, elected officials and Jewish leadership. 
Mayor and Council attend Follow the Drinking Gourd presentation
Mayor Angulo, Council President Fleisher, Council Vice President Bauerle, and Councilwomen Roskoph, Jacobs, Golkow and Apell joined the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association for the Follow the Drinking Gourd presentation on Saturday afternoon at Croft Farm. The performance, by Dr. Daisy Century, portrayed the life of Harriet Tubman from the time she was a little girl to adulthood, to her missions on the Underground Railroad. 
Mayor meets with JCC leaders
This week, Les Cohen, Executive Director of JCC and Jeff Resnick, President of JCC, sat down with Mayor Angulo to welcome her into her role as Mayor. The three discussed the impact JCC plays within our community and future events within Cherry Hill. 
Councilwomen volunteer at Temple Beth Shalom on MLK Day
Councilwomen Jacobs and Golkow observed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day with a day of service at Temple Beth Shalom where they focused on the mitzvot of feeding the hungry and clothing the needy. Thank you to all the volunteers for helping with the many community projects benefiting those in need.
Councilwoman attends MLK Day Celebration
On Monday, Councilwoman Doshi gave the welcome remarks at the National Stop the Violence Alliance, Inc.'s MLK Celebration and Brunch. The event celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. while also serving as an award ceremony honoring individuals who exemplify the ideals of Dr. King.
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.

Together, the Bunker Hill trails comprise a total of approximately two miles of hiking opportunities which can be reached from the trail heads at Bobwhite Drive, Bunker Hill Drive, Woodleigh Drive, and Woodleigh Court. Kiosks with maps and other information are located at the Bobwhite Drive, Woodleigh Drive and Woodleigh Court trail heads. For an online detailed map of these trails, and the 10 other trails in Cherry Hill Township visit our website.

Take the Challenge and enjoy all the trails, solitude and nature that the Cherry Hill Trails have to offer. 
Essay, Poster, Video Contest for Black History Month
The Cherry Hill African American Civic Association is sponsoring an Essay, Poster, Video Contest for Black History Month 2020. The contest is open to all Cherry Hill Public School students in grades K through 12th. The essay, poster or video must depict a/an African American(s) in the Armed Forces and NASA. Submission of entries will be accepted from now until Saturday, February 1, 2020 .
 
Three monetary prizes at each level: Elementary grades: Kdg.-1st; 2nd-3rd; 4th-5th and Secondary grades: 6th-7th; 8th-9th; 10th-11th; 12th.
 
Contact your school's guidance counselor or go to www.chplnj.org for more information.
AARP Free Tax Help
Cherry Hill Township and AARP have once again partnered to offer free tax-preparation assistance. Starting February 4 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 2019 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.
Our Story, Our Music - 100 Years of Making Our Voices Heard
Join the African American Culture Clubs of Cherry Hill High Schools East and West as they present "Our Story, Our Music" - 100 Years of Making Our Voices Heard on Saturday, February 8 at 2:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Cherry Hill West's auditorium and tickets cost $5. If you have any questions, please email Aliya Bowles .
Barclay Farmstead Art Contest
The Friends of Barclay Farmstead invites Cherry Hill sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students to enter an Art Contest. Three winners will be awarded $50.00 each.

Art Contest Information
  • Contest is called Reflections on Barclay Farmstead
  • Art may consist of any medium that can be framed such as pencil, watercolors, oil, ink, and collage.
  • Submissions must be given to your school secretary no later than Monday, February 10, 2020.
  •  All Submissions become property of Barclay Farmstead
  • Winning art entries will be framed and matted by Friends of Barclay Farmstead.
  • The winning submissions will be proudly displayed above a mantel fireplace at Farmstead
  • The art contest winners will be notified by email or through school office.
  • Each winner will be presented with $50.00 cash on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Barclay Farmstead.

Details 
  1. Reflect on your visit to Barclay Farmstead and demonstrate that reflection through art.
  2. Size of artwork: Largest 9 inches by 12 inches Smallest 8 inches by 8 inches (Anything between those sizes is fine.)
  3. Signature of artist should be in corner of artwork.
  4. On sheet of paper gently folded over artwork should be student’s full name, school name and email and/or phone number.
Character Breakfast
Please join us on Friday, March 13 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. for our Character Breakfast. Mingle with some of your favorite characters like Elsa, Woody, Ariel, and Spider Man. Tickets will cost $10 a person to attend and children under the age of one are free. To purchase tickets, please click here.
Department of Public Works
Empty - Clean - Dry
Residents play an important role in understanding what to recycle and how to avoid materials contamination, or unwanted substances such as residual food or liquid that can be harmful to the recycling process. Learn more about recycling in Cherry Hill by visiting our website: www.cherryhill-nj.com/178/Recycling
Cherry Hill Public Library News & Events
Dungeons and Dragons for Teens
Saturday, January 25 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
Our Dungeonmaster will lead a session of battling, puzzle-solving, and monster-slaying. Newcomers welcome! Registration required .

Artist Reception for Schuyler McClain
Sunday, January 26 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Half Conference Center, Lower Level
Celebrate the success of Schuyler McClain and her art exhibit in our Art Gallery! Gallery Reception is FREE and open to the public. No registration required. 

LEGO Free Build
Sunday, January 26 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
Bring a friend or make one here and see what you can build. No registration required. 

Anime Night
Monday, January 27 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level 
Open to grades 8-12. Do you love anything related to manga and anime? Come hang out with other fanboys and fangirls, watch anime, trade book/movie suggestions, and enjoy snacks and crafts inspired by anime culture. You'll also have the opportunity to suggest titles for the Library's anime and manga collections! No registration required.

World Explorers Story Times
Tuesday, January 28
Russian, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
French, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
Travel across the globe in these special bilingual story times! Stories and songs are told in English and Russian and French to increase bilingual learning. 

Must Watch Documentary: Pavarotti
Tuesday, January 28 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Half Conference Center, Lower Level
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a free film. No registration required. Open to adults of all ages. 
About the Documentary: Featuring never-before-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews, filmmaker Ron Howard examines the life and career of famed opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti. 2019. 114 minutes. PG-13.

Muggle Made Crafts: Beaded Bookmark
Tuesday, January 28 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level 
Make your own unique beaded bookmark inspired by Hedwig, Harry Potter's pet owl. Adorn a metal feather bookmark with a string of beads and a feather charm. You can choose beads to match your house color, or you can make up your own magical combination. This workshop is presented in partnership with independent craft shop MuggleMadeGifts. Open to grades 6-12. Registration required.