May 8, 2020
A Message from Mayor Susan Shin Angulo
Township News & Events
Mayor Angulo participates in Virtual Camden County Town Hall
On Thursday evening, Mayor Angulo joined Congressman Norcross, Freeholder Director Cappelli, and Assemblywoman Lampitt for a Virtual Town Hall Meeting.

The meeting included a Q&A session, provided residents the ability to ask questions and get answers straight from a representative of the governing body and for the elected officials to hear directly from their constituents.

You can view the full video on our Facebook page.
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
New Jersey Information Hub for COVID-19
Stay up to date with the latest information regarding COVID-19 in the state of New Jersey.

  • How to protect yourself
  • Ask Questions
  • Information and Services
  • Announcements
  • Live Updates
Ravitz Family Markets Named Regional Winners of the US Environmental Protection Agency's 2019 Food Recovery Challenge
Congratulations to Ravitz Family Markets of Cherry Hill for being named regional winners of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's 2019 Food Recovery Challenge, a program that recognizes outstanding accomplishments in food waste prevention and diversion, sustainability and environmental stewardship.  

The food waste reduction and recycling strategies put into place by both winners not only provided still edible food to those in need, but also kept many tons of food waste out of landfills where it would have decomposed and produced methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.  

The actions and achievements of Ravitz Family Markets serve as an excellent example to other companies, governments, organizations and communities and show that both food waste reduction and recycling are sustainable strategies that benefit people and our planet, as well as make economic sense. 
Upcoming Virtual Meetings
Virtual Township Council Meeting - Monday, May 11, 2020

In order to join the virtual meetings, please refer to the log-in information and links on our website under the calendar section.
Applauding First Responders and Essential Workers
Join us as we applaud our first responders and essential workers every night Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.

From your front porches and front lawns, ​show your gratitude and support for essential workers who are all risking their lives so we can safely stay at home. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors and you can share your pictures and videos with us on our social media accounts.
Bicycle Awareness Safety Month
We would like to remind those who travel through Cherry Hill to “Share the Road” with bicyclists. Bike riders are required to follow the same traffic regulations as those who drive a vehicle. This requirement may force a bike rider into the middle of a travel lane to make a turn or change lanes. Be aware of this fact and take extra precautions when driving near a bicyclist.
Virtual Recreation Center
The Cherry Hill Township Recreation Department launched a Virtual Recreation and Resource Center on our website .

This is your place for resources to help you navigate these ever changing times. We are committed to ensuring that our community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningful relationships and continue to have extraordinary experiences. In these challenging times, our Virtual Recreation Center will bring programs and resources right to you and your family with the hope of making it easier to manage your health and well-being.

If you have additional resources to share with us, please email  Recreation@chtownship.com.
Celebrate Endangered Species Day
The Cherry Hill Environmental Board regularly organizes nature events or activities in the month of May where endangered species are highlighted. This year is wildly different, of course. So here’s some alternate activities that you and your family can do safely.

On Friday, May 15 watch the intense, informative documentary Racing Extinction online, and participate in a live Q&A afterwards with the filmmakers. To find out more details and get access to this film screening” What’s In My Backyard?” community science species identification challenge. On Saturday, May 16, people around the world will use the free app iNaturalist to take photos and identify local species. This is a great activity for adults or families who want to get out into nature and learn more about the wildlife right in your backyard. Read full instructions for how to participate here.

For questions about the Cherry Hill Environmental Board’s activities, please contact Lew Gorman III, Chair, CHEB, at lew.gorman@yahoo.com . To find out about CHEB volunteer activities please contact Barbara Patrizzi, CHEB Volunteer Coordinator, at Barbara.Patrizzi@gmail.com
The Cherry Hill Environmental Board Needs Your Help!
While we are all staying close to home, why not turn your yard or balcony into a wildlife friendly habitat?

In May of 2020, the Cherry Hill Environmental Board launched an initiative to become a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat Community, with the generous sponsorship of Wild Birds Unlimited of Cherry Hill. We are asking our residents to assist us in this effort by registering their backyard or balcony as a NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat. We need 300 Cherry Hill residents to participate in order to achieve our goal of becoming a nationally recognized NWF Wildlife Friendly Community.

The process of certifying your property is simple, quick, and certification is easy to achieve. Even the smallest of spaces can qualify with just a few simple accommodations for wildlife. Additionally, during the month of May, the National Wildlife Federation is offering special promotions and discounts to those who register. Please visit the NWF web site, and while you're at it, encourage your neighbors to do so as well. Follow the link below.
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A Friendly Reminder to Residents
Now that the weather is nice and we are walking our dogs more, please remember to curb your dogs and pick-up after them

Pet owners or their keepers must immediately and properly dispose of their pet’s solid waste deposited on any public or private property not owned or possessed by that person by picking it up.
Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works Administrative Offices will remain closed to the public until further notice. This includes the Recycling Depot at DPW. 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.
Bulk Waste Collection to Resume
Bulk Collection will resume the week of May 11. Pick-ups will take place on your normally scheduled collection day. If your collection is missed, please contact the Department of Pubic Works the following day.
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.
Cherry Hill Public Library News & Events
The Cherry Hill Public Library building will remain closed until further notice per NJ Executive Order N. 104 (2020) ordering the closing of all libraries to the public. 

Children's Story Times
Available on YouTube

May is Mental Health Month
If you or a loved one are struggling with mental illness, you are not alone. Visit our website and find resources to assist you.

We truly appreciate the support of the community in keeping library items home
Our building is CLOSED and we are unable to accept returned items or donations. If you have any questions during this time, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us.

Have questions for your librarians?
We hope to have answers! Contact us at chplref@chplnj.org and a librarian will return your email, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m - 5 p.m.

Genealogy: "Ask the Experts" Webinar from the NJ State Archives
Monday, May 11 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join us as we welcome Catherine Stearns Medich from the New Jersey State Archives (NJSA), who will give us an overview of the records that can be found at the NJSA, as well as answer your specific research questions!  Register online.

Needlework Guild Virtual Meetup
Tuesday, May 12 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Do you knit, crochet, or do any needlework of any kind? Join us online using Zoom and work on your project while practicing social distancing. After you register for this event, you will receive the link for the Zoom meeting via email on the day before the meetup. 

Livestream: Less Pharm More Table
Wednesday, May 13 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Alene Brennan is a nutrition coach specializing in autoimmune disease and migraines. She works with individuals around the world to address the root cause of their health challenges and manage symptoms through diet and lifestyle. Join the Zoom meeting to learn about:
  • Signs, symptoms and causes of chronic inflammation
  • What doctors aren’t telling you about inflammation
  • Dietary and lifestyle changes to reduce inflammation
 
Livestream Author Event: In Conversation with Bestselling Authors Amy Meyerson & Angie Kim
Thursday, May 14 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
CHPL is proud to welcome bestselling authors Amy Meyerson and Angie Kim to discuss their new novels,  The Imperfects and  Miracle Creek,  respectively Click this link to register, details will be emailed to you directly with instructions on how to attend .

We encourage all attendees to purchase their copies of the book through our local partner,  Inkwood Books   in Haddonfield. Inkwood is providing online ordering and home delivery during the COVID-19 quarantine, and will have signed copies available.