July 2, 2021
A Message from Mayor Susan Shin Angulo
Dear Neighbor:

I am proud to announce that Cherry Hill Township has rolled out a new, streamlined web address. CHNJ.gov is now live and making it simpler than ever to access township services, contact municipal departments, and find information online.

We chose to make the switch in the wake of new bipartisan federal legislation passed late last year that makes it easier for local governments to register a .gov domain address. The move helps to boost the Township’s cyber security efforts since .gov is a trusted top level domain and includes more security features than commercial web domains. With the shorter, .gov address, we are able to both bolster Cherry Hill’s presence online and reinforce trust in online communications with the Township. 

While the Township’s first URL, CherryHill-NJ.com, will still redirect to the township’s homepage on an ongoing basis, we recommend users update any bookmarks to specific webpages on the site. All township employee email addresses will also switch over to using the new domain as well, but all emails sent to old addresses will also be redirected to the new domain for the foreseeable future.

With this added layer of security you can have a greater peace of mind when interacting with us online. The change also represents another important step forward in our continued efforts to embrace innovation and further improve transparency and accessibility.

Please have a safe and Happy 4th of July!
Susan Shin Angulo
Township News & Events
Municipal Offices Closed for Independence Day
In observance of Independence Day, Township Municipal Offices will be closing on Friday, July 2 at 1:00 p.m. and will be closed on Monday, July 5. Offices will open again on Tuesday, July 6.  

Please note that trash, recycling, and yard waste will be on REGULAR schedule for the week of July 5th. There will be no delays due to the holiday. Monday's trash, recycling, yard waste and bulk collection will be picked up on Monday.
Mayor and Council Attend Erlton's Annual Independence Parade
On Wednesday, Mayor Angulo, Council President Fleisher, Council Vice President Bauerle, and Councilwomen Roskoph and Doshi celebrated Independence Day this year at the annual Erlton South Independence Day parade and celebration, held on Wednesday, June 30.

The parade, hosted and sponsored by the Erlton South Civic Association, is a longtime community tradition, and one of the tight-knit neighborhood's largest celebrations of the year.
Mayor Attends Send Off For Retiring Officer
Earlier this week, Mayor Angulo joined members of the Cherry Hill Police Department and township employees as they wished Detective Renee Houlihan a happy and healthy retirement. 

We thank Detective Houlihan for her dedicated service to the Cherry Hill Police Department and the township and for all of her contributions to our community. We wish her the best as she starts the next chapter in life.  
Firework Safety for the Holiday Weekend
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!
Cherry Hill Township's Independence Day 5K & Block Party
Join Cherry Hill Township for the Independence Day 5K on Sunday, July 4 at Croft Farm. The race will start at 8:00 a.m. with pre-registration beginning at 7:00 a.m. Packet pick-up will also be available at the Croft Farm Art Center on July 1 from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Entry fees: $20 1-mile walk and $35 for 5K
T-Shirts to the first 175* 5K & Walk registrants
There will even be a contest for the best "4th themed" runner! This event is chip timed. Timing provided by TNT Event Management.

Prizes to top three male and female age group finishers.

There will be post-race refreshments, an awards ceremony, giveaways, a DJ, inflatable games for the kids, a balloon artist, airbrush tattoos and a bubble show! Kona Ice will also be on hand selling cool treats to those not registered for the race.

The Independence Day 5K is sponsored by Specialized Physical Therapy.
Attention Seniors! Senior Bus Service Returns on July 6
The Cherry Hill Senior Bus will restart service on Tuesday, July 6, with Tom and Marie also returning as drivers. All riders must wear a mask while on the bus, in accordance with the state’s current mask requirements for public transit. Bus service is offered for free to residents age 62 and up, and runs Monday through Friday. The Senior Bus service was initially put on pause during the pandemic, and a return to service in the spring was delayed after the bus was among the 10 municipal vehicles impacted by a theft of catalytic converters. Repairs to the bus were recently completed.

For more information about the Senior Bus service, please call 856-661-4711 (Cherry Hill Bus East) or 856-661-4802 (Cherry Hill Bus West).
2021 Summer Music Series: Music Under the Stars Kicks Off July 6
Bring a chair, blanket or even a picnic dinner, just don't forget your appetite for great music! Music Under the Stars features a different musical adventure at the historic Barclay Farmstead each Tuesday in July. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Food trucks will also be onsite selling dinner and sweet treats.

This year's line up includes:
July 6: The Rat Pack Tribute Show featuring Frank, Dean, Sammy and special guest Marilyn Monroe
July 13: Jesse Garron - Tribute to Elvis
July 20: Legacy Band
July 27: Xtreme Queen - Queen Tribute

Concerts are canceled in the event of rain.
Pop Up Story Time in the Park
Stroll over to Croft Farm for a special outdoor story time brought to you by the Recreation Department and the Cherry Hill Public Library. Join us every Friday from July 9 to August 13 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. for stories and fun!

Stick around afterwards for Food Truck Friday and grab lunch from a local food truck at the park. 

For more information, contact the Cherry Hill Public Library at 856-667-0300 or Cherry Hill Recreation Department at 856-488-7868 or visit www.chplnj.org.
Al Fresco Affair Food Truck Series
Come join us at Croft Farm on Thursday, July 29 for some great local food and live music in the park! Bring a blanket, a chair, or take your dinner home with you. For a list of participating food trucks and entertainment, please visit the link below. 

The Al Fresco Affair Food Truck Series is held on the last Thursday of the month through September and features different food trucks and entertainment. 

The series is sponsored by Jefferson Health and Renewal by Andersen.
Save the Date: Book It 5K
Walk or run to this year's Book It 5K!
Saturday, September 25
Cherry Hill Public Library
Race starts at 8:30 a.m.

To celebrate Independence Day, register online between July 4 - July 9 and use the code "Take5" to receive $5 off registration!

Click HERE to register for the kids dash/1 mile walk/ or 5K run.
2021 Cat License Renewal is Now Open & Available Online
Pets must be registered annually in Cherry Hill Township. Residents can apply for a license on our website or via mail by printing the application available on our website.

Applications must be accompanied by a copy of the current rabies vaccination certificate. Rabies Certificate must be valid through October 31st of the license year. If the certificate is not valid through October 31st, the license cannot be processed.

Cat Licenses are valid August 1st through July 31st and are not prorated. 

Annual Dog & Cat License Renewal
Dog License valid Jan 1 - Dec 31
Cat License valid Aug 1 - July 31

Annual Fees
Neutered or spayed dogs/cats - $22.20
Non-neutered or spayed dogs/cats - $25.20

Late fees of $25 applied for dog licenses issued after January 31 and cat licenses issued after August 31.

To renew or register your cat online, please visit our website or call the Municipal Clerk's office with any questions at (856) 488-7892.

Please note: Current registered cats owners will be reminded via email or letter.
Upcoming Virtual Township 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 & Engineering
Please note that trash, recycling, and yard waste will be on REGULAR schedule for the week of July 5th. There will be no delays due to the holiday. Monday's trash, recycling, yard waste and bulk collection will be picked up on Monday.
Senior Living
Cherry Hill Senior Programs
Cherry Hill provides many services for Senior Citizens residents.

  • The Cherry Hill Senior Bus, which will resume on Tuesday, July 6. This service is free for Cherry Hill residents. Home pick-up, daily availability by appointment. For more information, please call 856-661-4711 (Cherry Hill Bus East) or 856-661-4802 (Cherry Hill Bus West).
  • Senior Clubs which offers a variety of entertainment will be reopening soon!
  • Classes including Senior Line Dance Classes, Chair Yoga, and more.
  • Senior Gold Card Program which offers a discount to local businesses to seniors.
  • Senior Advisory Board - meets monthly. The Mayor appoints senior residents to this board.
  • Monthly information lectures topics relevant to Senior Citizens.
  • Socrates Club Discussion group - meets monthly.
  • Annual events including Senior Festival, Senior Health Fair, Senior Luncheons with a movie, entertainment, or lecture. 

For more information, please contact Senior Services Coordinator, Gaye Pino at (856) 661-4800 or by email gpino@chnj.gov
Cherry Hill Public Library News & Events
CHPL Hours of Operation
Friday, July 2 the library closes at 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 3 the library is open.
Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5 the library is closed for the holiday.
We will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6.

New hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Pet Supplies Collection for Voorhees Animal Orphanage
Thursday, July 1 – Saturday, July 31
Library Lobby
Support local pets in need! CHPL is collecting pet supplies for cats and dogs throughout the month of July. All supplies will be donated to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage (VAO). Please drop off only new or gently used items. No open bags of food or treats will be accepted. See below for some items from the VAO wish list:
  • wet/dry cat food
  • wet/dry dog food
  • treats
  • toys
  • leashes/harnesses/collars
  • cleaning supplies (paper towels, garbage bags, bleach, etc.)
  • clean bedding (no pillows accepted) 
  • clean sheets/towels

For a complete wish list click HERE. You will find what specific brands the shelter needs. To make a monetary donation click HERE.

Vendors Needed for Pet Expo
Saturday, July 17 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Friendship Grove
Shop our Pet Expo supported by local vendors. Vendors currently being accepted to participate. More info.

Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading has started! Earn prizes for reading – for all ages! For more information, click here.

Donations of books and other materials are accepted. Drop off of items at the side entrance (closer to Friendship Grove) Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please do not bring donations into the building through the Main Entrance. For more information, click here. We also collect gently used jewelry and accessories all year. Please drop off items in the Admin Office.

Save the Date: CHPL Book Sale
Monday, July 26 – Saturday, July 31
Get your summer reads for bargain prices! Shop the indoor book sale in the Conference Center, Lower Level. Book sale is open during library hours. Hardbacks: $2, Paperbacks: $1. Cash/credit accepted. No registration required.

You’ve Got a Friend in Me
The Friends of the Library are actively recruiting new members! The Friends is an organization that supports CHPL through membership, volunteerism, and donations. Friends members can help with book sales, sorting books, planning Friends events, and more. Monies raised by the Friends funds various library programs and services including: museum passes, book clubs to go, Summer Reading Program, and more. Get involved!

Upcoming Programs:
Animal Habitats Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, July 1 – Saturday, July 10
Children's Library, Upper Level
Animals are hiding all over the Youth Services floor. Visit the library's Youth Services floor to try your luck at finding all the animals in their habitats. Children who complete a scavenger hunt sheet will win a prize! Learn More.

CHPL Virtual Book Club: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
Tuesday, July 6 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a discussion about the popular book, The Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Learn More.

Virtual Kids Story Break!
Wednesday, July 7 from 10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Join a CHPL librarian for a quick pre-recorded Story Break with stories selected for elementary students. Learn More.

CHPL Teens Discord Night
Wednesday, July 7 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Players who are new to our Discord must email Jasmine at jriel@chplnj.org to get an invitation. Include your name, grade, school, and Discord username if you already have one. Create a free Discord account at discord.com.  

Rhyme Time Live! Outside!
Thursday, July 8 from 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Friendship Grove
Develop baby's motor, sensory, and social skills. Join us for short books, songs, movement, and more! For infants, crawlers, and walkers. 0 - 23 months. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. Weather permitting. Learn More.

Virtual Author Event: JoAnn Hill
Thursday, July 8 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
JoAnn Hill discusses her new book, Secret Washington, DC: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Learn More.

Stories at Croft Farm
Friday, July 9 from 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
All Ages
Join us each week for stories and fun as your children's librarians visit Croft Farm. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. Weather permitting. Learn More.

Opera Roundtable: The Barber of Seville
Saturday, July 10 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Barber of Seville is one of the world’s favorite operas. Join us to find out why this musical theater piece, with its Figaro, Figaro, Figaro became so popular with opera goers and ad writers alike! Register online.