July 24, 2020
A Message from Mayor Susan Shin Angulo
Dear Residents:
 
On Sunday I had the privilege of once again joining the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association and community leaders for another “Not On My Watch” discussion about the recent events in our nation, the African American community, and our community as a whole here in Cherry Hill.
 
A topic of discussion was the status and purpose of the Mayor’s Human Relations Advisory Committee (HRAC). One of my main priorities upon taking office was working with Council to revive the HRAC. While a subcommittee of HRAC members is currently drafting the committee’s mission statement, one my goals for the HRAC is to investigate ways in which we can foster a community of mutual respect and understanding among all of our residents and be a resource for nurturing positive relationships between and among our residents and local governmental entities. The HRAC is comprised of a diverse group of dedicated community leaders from various nonprofit and religious organizations around Cherry Hill.
 
Ultimately, the Human Relations Advisory Committee will act as a nexus connecting various community organizations to each other and the township. The committee will be a place where the diversity of Cherry Hill is celebrated and where we can learn more about each other. 

On another note, I would also like to notify our residents that the third quarter property tax bills in Cherry Hill will be mailed on Monday, July 27, 2020. Residents will receive an extended grace period as a result of the delayed mailing. The grace period for the August quarter will be extended until August 21, 2020. Payments received after that date will be charged interest back to August 1, 2020.
 
As a reminder, payments can be made by mailing a check to the Cherry Hill Township Tax Collector’s Office, 820 Mercer Street Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 or by physically dropping off your cash or check payment at the Tax Collector’s Office, 820 Mercer Street. If building is closed, please utilize the mail slot. The mail slot is located on the double doors at the entrance to the Municipal Building. Payments can also be made by credit card, debit card or electronic check (e-check) on the Township’s  website
 
Any questions should be directed to Tax Collector’s office at (856) 488-7880.
 
Please continue to be well and stay safe. 
Sincerely,
Susan Shin Angulo
Mayor
Township News & Events
Mayor, Council, Township Staff, and Residents Help Distribute Free Food to the Community
Mayor Angulo, Councilwomen Doshi, Golkow, and Apell, Councilman Carter, Township staff, and residents helped distribute free food to the community at the free food distribution on Thursday.

Cherry Hill Township partnered with Touch New Jersey to bring free food to those in need throughout the community. The next distribution will take place at Cherry Hill High School East from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 6. Drive-up and walk-up options available. Must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Members of Council attend Flag Retirement Ceremony
On Monday evening, Council Vice President Bauerle and Councilwoman Doshi joined the American Legion Post 372, Camden County Freeholder and Gold Star Mother, Melinda Kane, members of the Cherry Hill Police Department and Cherry Hill Fire Department, Boy Scouts, and several others for the Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony held at the American Legion.
Third Quarter Property Tax Bills in Cherry Hill will be Mailed on Monday, July 27
Third quarter property tax bills in Cherry Hill will be mailed on Monday, July 27, 2020. Residents will receive an extended grace period as a result of the delayed mailing. The grace period for the August quarter will be extended until August 21, 2020. Payments received after that date will be charged interest back to August 1, 2020.

As a reminder, payments can be made by mailing a check to the Cherry Hill Township Tax Collector’s Office, 820 Mercer Street Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 or by physically dropping off your cash or check payment at the Tax Collector’s Office, 820 Mercer Street. If building is closed, please utilize the mail slot. The mail slot is located on the double doors at the entrance to the Municipal Building. Payments can also be made by credit card, debit card or electronic check (e-check) on the Township’s website.

Any questions should be directed to Tax Collector’s office at (856) 488-7880.
Food Distribution For Those in Need in Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill has partnered with Touch New Jersey to bring free food to those in need throughout the community. The distribution will take place at Cherry Hill High School East, 1750 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Thursday, August 6
  • Thursday, August 20

Drive-up and walk-up options available. Must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Savor the date: Cherry Hill Restaurant Week Returns August 8-16, 2020
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.
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
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 publicinfo@chclc.org.
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.
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
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.
How to Avoid Recycling Contamination
One unemptied ketchup bottle can contaminate an entire container of recyclables! So your recycling container should only contain empty, clean and dry cardboard, paper, metal cans, plastic bottles and jugs.  Learn more .
Senior Living
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.
Camden County to Launch Food Voucher Program for Low Income Seniors
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Camden County is hosting a Farmers Market Program, which will provide produce vouchers to low-income seniors (age 60 or older) to be used for fruits, vegetables and herbs at Springdale Farms in Cherry Hill.

If your annual income does not exceed $22,459 if single, or $30,451 if married, you are eligible to receive five $5 vouchers per person. You may spend one voucher at a time or several together but there is no change given if the price is less than voucher(s) being used.

DUE TO COVID-19 VOUCHERS WILL BE MAILED TO YOU. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM PRIOR YEARS. YOU MUST CONTACT CAMDEN COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES TO REQUEST YOUR VOUCHERS.

Call (856) 858-3220 or (856) 858-3884. Vouchers are valid through November.
Cherry Hill Public Library News & Events
Hours and Guidelines
The Cherry Hill Public Library is now open with limited hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday nights we are open until 8 p.m. Contactless Pickup continues Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Contactless Pickup ends at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and is not available on Saturdays. Masks and social distancing are required in the building. Your mask must be worn the whole time you are in the building and it must be over your nose and under your mouth. Metered access includes time limits of 30 minutes for patrons inside the building including 30 minutes on computers. Maximum capacity is for up to 50 patrons at a time. If you feel any COVID symptoms please stay home. 
 
Returns
Books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and video games can all be returned now in the outdoor book drops at CHPL and at the Marlkress Rd location at the Post Office. Do NOT put in the following items: American Girl dolls, puzzles, Kindle Fires, mobile hot spots, or any non-traditional items (  https://chplnj.org/nontraditional_lending ) Those items can be returned at the library. Once materials are returned to CHPL, they are put in quarantine for 72 hours. AFTER quarantine items will be checked in and adjusted on your account. Books and materials will be backdated to the day you returned them. Fines will not accrue during the days items are quarantined in the building. 
 
Donations
Book donations or donations of other materials are currently NOT being accepted at this time. 

Summer Reading
This year our Summer Reading Program for all ages has gone virtual! Keep checking our website and your email for updates. Thank you to the Friends of the Cherry Hill Public Library for supporting our Summer Reading Program. To register for Summer Reading: http://chplnj.readsquared.com/
 
Questions
If you have any questions during this time, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us.  https://chplnj.org/covid19-faq  or email  chplref@chplnj.org  and a librarian will return your email Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Upcoming Programs:
Virtual Film Appreciation Meetup for Teens
Friday, July 24 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Calling all movie lovers! Join us for a virtual movie discussion. Registration required:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkfu6trjIrGdZ_s7sidlVO7o5D4o9hP9uq
 
Teen Dungeons & Dragons
Saturday, July 25 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join our Dungeon Master via Zoom for a quick D&D one shot campaign! Registration required:  http://chplnj.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=14241&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/07/23
 
Animal Crossing Open Hours
Monday, July 27 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 29 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Animal Crossing New Horizons players of all ages are invited to open play at CHPL Cove. Pick fruit, catch bugs, visit our virtual branch and museum, and swap recipes, fossils, furniture and clothing! Add the library's Nintendo Friend Code,  SW-7377-8544-2015 , then once playing ACNH, visit your airport, and select "visit through online play" to find us. Note: Animal Crossing requires a Nintendo Online subscription for online play. No registration required. 
 
Yeti Felt Pin Take and Make Available
Tuesday, July 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Pick up the supplies for the craft at the library and then tune in to the CHPLChildren’s YouTube channel to watch a step-by-step tutorial on how to complete it.  Supplies are limited.  Designed for grades K-3. No registration required.
 
What is Tor?
Tuesday, July 28 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Browse privately. Explore freely. Defend yourself against tracking and surveillance. Circumvent censorship. Tor is more than just software. It is a labor of love produced by an international community of people devoted to human rights. The Tor Project is deeply committed to transparency and the safety of its users. Registration required.
 
Online Dungeons & Dragons
Tuesday, July 28 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Get together on Zoom to play D&D together! For grades 3-5. Registration required.
 
Virtual Beginner Tai Chi
Wednesday, July 29 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Learn 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. Facilitated by Eastern Harmony Healing. Registration is required each week for this series of classes. 
 
Virtual: Imagine Your Life Story: A Discussion on Memoir Writing with Carol Harkavy and Stefani Milan
Wednesday, July 29 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Local authors Carol Harkavy - “Rosie (and me) - a memoir” and Stefani Milan - “Oh, The Stories You Will Write: A Motivational Guide to Empower Aspiring Authors” will present a discussion about memoir writing.  Learn how consistent journal entries can empower you as a writer and how to use these journal entries as the foundation for a completed memoir; how to create an extraordinary story with interesting characters from ordinary life; how to use personal experiences to craft a spellbinding story; and how to remain motivated throughout the writing process. Audience participation encouraged with a Q & A session following the presentation. Registration required .
 
Use Google to Get a New Job: Search for Jobs
Thursday, July 30 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This course shows you how to use Google tools to maximize your job search. You need a Google account to participate. This week learn how to perform an internet search for jobs to apply for and track jobs in your Job Search Plan. Any questions? Email Outreach and Diversity Supervisor Deena Caswell at dscaswell@chplnj.org. Registration required. 
 
Virtual Hansel and Gretel Gingerbread Build   (rescheduled date)
Thursday, July 30 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hansel and Gretel need a gingerbread house of their own. Let's make them one together! Materials needed: graham crackers, frosting (any flavor), candy for decorating, and cardboard or Styrofoam pieces. Open to all ages. Registration required.
 
Virtual Conversation with “Dear Edward” Author Ann Napolitano
Thursday, July 30 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Ann Napolitano  is the author of the  New York Times  bestseller  Dear Edward , a TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club pick, as well as the acclaimed novels  A Good Hard Look  and  Within Arm's Reach . She is also Associate Editor of  One Story  literary magazine. She has an MFA from New York University, and has taught fiction writing for Brooklyn College, NYU, and Gotham Writers' Workshop. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
About  Dear Edward:  Twelve-year-old Edward Adler is the sole survivor in a plane crash that kills over 180 people, including his older brother and his parents. Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. This transcendent coming-of-age story includes an unforgettable cast of characters who teach a broken heart how to love again. 
Books available for purchase from Inkwood Books in Haddonfield . Registration required.