February 28, 2020
Township News & Events
Mayor and Council recognize the Cherry Hill Trails Program's 10th anniversary
During Monday's Council Meeting, Mayor Angulo and Council recognized the Cherry Hill Environmental Board for celebrating the 10th 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.
Mayor swears in new Cherry Hill Police Officers
This week, Mayor Angulo and Chief Monaghan had the privilege of welcoming seven new officers to the Cherry Hill Police Department. 

Congratulations Police Officer Daniel O’Sullivan, Police Officer Joseph Radetich, Police Officer Morgan Gennetta, Police Officer David James, Police Officer Kevin Short, Police Officer Zachary Greenwald, and Police Officer Kerry Butler. We wish you all of the best and look forward to your years of dedicated service.
Mayor Angulo talks to Cherry Hill students about local government
This past week, Mayor Angulo attended multiple programs and events where she spoke to students about leadership and her role in local government.

On Saturday, Mayor Angulo attended a Young Women's Retreat at Camden Catholic High School where she talked to young women about her role as Mayor and how she started in local government. On Sunday, Councilwoman Jacobs joined Mayor Angulo at the HaMakom High School leadership program at Temple Beth Sholom to discuss their leadership styles and inspirations for getting involved with public service. And on Monday, Mayor Angulo spoke to fourth graders from A. Russell Knight Elementary School about how local government works and answered several questions about the Township.
Councilwoman attends Lidl grand opening
On Wednesday morning, Councilwoman Jacobs helped celebrate the grand opening of Lidl Cherry Hill (400 Route 38).

Although Lidl is brand new in the U.S., it has repeatedly been ranked a top grocer and has proven its ability to drive grocery prices lower for shoppers.

On behalf of the entire Township, we are thrilled to officially welcome you to our community.
Councilwoman attends STEM Night
Councilwoman Jacobs joined members of the Cherry Hill Police Department and Fire Department at Carusi Middle School for STEM Night 2020. The students had a great time learning about technology and how it’s used in different fields.
Councilwoman attends the Mitzvah Mal
On Sunday, Councilwoman Apell attended the Mitzvah Mall at Congregation Beth El showcasing different community service projects and organizations helping to make our community a better place.
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. 
Information regarding the Coronavirus Disease
The Camden County Department of Health is continuing to closely monitor reports and guidance regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Health. While there are currently no confirmed cases of coronavirus in New Jersey, public health officials are urging members of the public to begin preparing for the possibility of a broader outbreak in the United States. Learn More.
Barclay Farmstead Open House
Please join the Barclay Farmstead for an Open House on Sunday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m. Winners of the Barclay Farmstead Art Contest will be presented with $50 awards for “Reflections on Barclay” artwork. The Cherry Hill Middle School Students winners include: Isabella Bardunias of Beck for pencil drawing of back of house and herb garden, David Petroiu of Rosa for watercolor of house view showing privy, Zoey Carmody of Beck for drawing of house back including porch where butter is churned, and Anjali Jay Dave of Rosa for board canvas watercolor of house in winter. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit our website.
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.

If you would like to be a resource contributor at this event, please contact Bonnie at bmingin@chclc.org or (856) 429-5600 x 4416.
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 Services Coordinator
There are so many benefits to being a senior citizen (over 55 years old) living in Cherry Hill. There are the senior clubs, senior programs and activities, gold card discount program for seniors, senior tax rebates, and you are eligible for the services of the Senior Services Program Coordinator, Gaye Pino. Gaye works with Township, County, State, and Federal programs and other senior organizations to have information available for our seniors. This includes matters on health, housing, relationships, legal referrals - just to name a few. If you have any questions about Senior Citizen Services, please contact Gaye Pino at gpino@chtownship.com or 856-661-4800. 
A Free Day of Billiards & Bowling for Seniors
If you’re a Camden County senior aged 55 and older, join Camden County for a free day of billiards and bowling on Wednesday, March 4 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. T o 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.
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. 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.
Department of Public Works
Don't Mix It Up!
Many products are made out of a combination of materials, and although that’s good for some things, it isn’t good for recycling. In fact, one common reason items can’t be recycled is because they are “mixed” materials. In order for the recycling process to work effectively and affordably, items need to be separated at home so they can be properly sorted at the facility.
Cherry Hill Public Library News & Events
Crafternoon with Creativebug: Metal Stamping
Saturday, February 29 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
CHPL & Creativebug present a new craft series for teens! Learn to use metal-stamping tools to create unique, personalized jewelry and accessories! We will be presenting a Zodiac Necklace tutorial, but participants may customize their own designs. Open to grades 6-12. Registration required.

Homeschool Learning Alliance
Monday, March 2 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
Lessons on topics of peace and justice for elementary aged homeschoolers. A different topic will be addressed each month. Designed for Grades 1- 6.  Lessons are led by an outside presenter. No registration required.

Citizenship Preparation
Monday: March 2 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cherry Hill Room, Main Level
This class helps applicants who are in the process of being interviewed and tested to become U.S. citizens. Possible test questions will be reviewed and practiced. Must be able to attend all sessions on consecutive Monday nights. Registration required.

Art Academy: Eric Carle!
Thursday, March 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
Join The Artist Academy for a Literacy & the Arts class featuring the work of Eric Carle! After a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, children will be encouraged to try out recreating some of his most famous work in collage. Registration required.

Coffee & Conversation: Living Wills and Power of Attorney
Thursday, March 5 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Joyce Alexander Walker Multicultural Room, Lower Level
Learn more about living wills, power of attorney and other legal documents you should have. Presented by Artis Senior Living of Evesham. Light refreshments provided. No registration required.

Explore on the Floor
Friday, March 6 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
Use your imagination and see what you discover! There are stations throughout the Children's section with toys and activities that encourage creativity, learning, and skill building. Designed for babies and toddlers. No registration required.