February 14, 2020
Township News & Events
Town Hall Closed for Presidents' Day
The Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building will be closed Monday, February 17 for Presidents' Day. Offices will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, February 18. All trash and recycling will be collected as regularly scheduled. Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!
Mayor attends Filipino Society Valentine's Ball
Last Friday, Mayor Angulo attended the Filipino American Society Annual Valentine's Ball. During the evening, Mayor Angulo recognized Jimmy and Milagrosa Peralta for being recognized as the 2020 Love Awardees for their great service and community leadership they provide to the residents of Cherry Hill and the South Jersey region. 
Mayor and Council attend Strike Out For Hunger event
On Saturday, Mayor Angulo and all of Township Council attended the Strike Out For Hunger event which helped raise money for The Cherry Hill Food Pantry. The Food Pantry assists in feeding over 650 families in Cherry Hill and the surrounding area and distributes over 650,000 pounds of food annually. Thank you Knights of Columbus 6173 f or organizing this worthy event.
Councilwomen talk to students about local government
Councilwomen Jacobs and Doshi joined Surrogate Michelle Gentek-Mayer at Thomas Paine Elementary School and Kingston Elementary School to talk about local government. The Councilwomen discussed the importance of voting and were asked about their roles on Township Council.
Councilwoman joins Super Seniors for Valentines Tea
Councilwoman Jacobs pictured with Super Seniors President Lillie Brown at the 8th Annual Super Seniors Valentines Tea & Luncheon.
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. 
Barclay Farmstead Open House
Please join the Barclay Farmstead for an Open House on Sunday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m. Three Cherry Hill Middle School Students will be presented with $50 awards for “Reflections on Barclay” artwork. Light refreshments will be served. (Please be aware that a grant for window repair is in progress, but will not affect inside functions).

For more information, please visit our website.
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.
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.
Senior Living
Monthly Speaker Series
The Speaker Series is a monthly meeting to discuss topics of interest with our adults who are 55 years and older. The programs are open to the public and will be held the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in Room 208 in Town Hall, 820 Mercer Street. 
 
Upcoming Series:
Wednesday, February 19
Topic: Be Prepared
Assure your personal wishes are followed with help from professionals. Two speakers will discuss funeral preparation and hospice in regards to personal requests and family needs.
 
If you have any questions about Senior Services or activities, please contact Gaye Pino, Senior Services Program Coordinator at (856) 488-7868. 
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 contact Senior Service Coordinator, Gaye Pino at (856) 488-7868 or gpino@chtownship.com.
Socrates Club
The Socrates Club is modeled after the Socrates Cafe gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange perspectives based on their experiences. Invigorating sessions have come to reveal sometimes surprising, often profound reflections on the meaning of love, friendship, work, growing old, and more.

Senior Discussion Group
2nd Monday of each month
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Room 208, Town Hall
Open to all seniors. Space is limited. Please register in advance.

For more information and to RSVP to this new club, please contact the Cherry Hill Senior Services Coordinator at (856) 661-4800.
Department of Public Works
Which plastic items can go in your recycling container?
  • Recycle plastic bottles and jugs. Water bottles, beverage bottles, milk or juice jugs, detergent and cleaning bottles.
  • Flexible plastics (grocery bags, plastic packaging, bubble wrap) and styrofoam packaging require special handling and do not belong in the recycle container.
  • To dispose of plastic bags, you can return them to the store where you got them.
Cherry Hill Public Library News & Events
The Cherry Hill Public Library will closed on Monday, February 17 for President’s Day and Friday, February 21 for Staff Development.

A Musical Valentine
Wednesday, February 19 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Conference Center, Lower Level
Enjoy an evening performance of some of your favorite love songs and ballads sung by singer and actress, Yanellie Pabon-Garcia, and Adult Services librarian, Jasmine Riel. Selections will range from classical to modern, with a little something for everyone and their valentines to fall in love with. Registration required.

Coffee & Conversation: Washi Tape Picture Frames
Thursday, February 20 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Joyce Alexander Walker Multicultural Room, Lower Level
Take a crafting break and learn how to decorate picture frames with Washi tape. All supplies and refreshments provided. No registration required.

Puppet Theater Workshop and Performance
Saturday, February 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
Learn to create your own characters and stories with puppets in a Dramatic Story Telling Workshop. Work with other teens to create stories and scenes, rehearse, and put on a performance! Volunteer hours will be given to participants. Pack a brown bag lunch. Registration required.