January 31, 2020
Township News & Events
Mayor Angulo and Council recognize Cherry Hill residents
During this week's Council Meeting, Mayor Angulo and Township Council recognized Cherry Hill residents that recently received Camden County's 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Medal and Congressional Medal. Abe Karetny and Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi & The Cherry Hill Free Clinic Team earned this recognition through their selfless contributions towards making Cherry Hill, and the entire Camden County community, a more accepting, unified, welcoming place to live.

The first to receive a proclamation was Abe Karetny . Wanting a positive Facebook page that connected the community to its small businesses to stimulate the local economy, Abe created the What's Up in Cherry Hill Facebook group, a platform that brings the community together for guidance, advice and for business recommendations based on their neighbors’ experiences. Abe’s ability to connect neighbors has led to thousands of residents acknowledging the digital platform around the community.

The next to receive a proclamation was Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi and The Cherry Hill Free Clinic Team. A fter several hospital encounters with uninsured patients, Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi founded The Cherry Hill Free Clinic; a nonprofit organization providing healthcare services to those who do not currently have health insurance or who are under-insured.

Through their leadership and advocacy, Abe Karetny, Dr. Oyeyemi and the Cherry Hill Free Clinic serve as role models for all of our citizens and exemplifies the core values that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. devoted his life to teaching, and for that, they have made the Township of Cherry Hill very proud. Congratulations!
Mayor Angulo and Council members help kick off Kindness Week throughout Cherry Hill
On Monday, Mayor Susan Shin Angulo and Councilwomen Doshi Jacobs, and Apell helped kick-off Horace Mann Elementary School and J.F. Cooper Elementary School's Great Kindness Challenge by cheering on students and creating a human kindness tunnel. 

The Kindness Challenge has helped to unite students, faculty and staff in the spirit of kindness and respect – characteristics that are integral in helping to make Cherry Hill and our entire community a better, safer, happier and healthier place to live, work, play and grow.
Mayor, Council greet volunteers at Super Sunday
Mayor Angulo greeted all the volunteers at the Jewish Federation’s Super Sunday along with Council President Fleisher, Council Vice President Bauerle and Councilwomen Jacobs, Doshi, Golkow and Apell. Super Sunday kicks off the JFed’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The dollars raised make a real impact on our South Jersey community.

Thank you to the Jewish Federation board and members for organizing this event year after year.
Cherry Hill Police Department celebrates retiring officer
Congratulations to Officer Mark Buehler of the Cherry Hill Police Department who celebrated his retirement alongside C hief Monaghan and members of the Cherry Hill Police Department this past week. Mayor Angulo and Township Council wish to extend their congratulations to Officer Buehler and thank him for his service to our community.
NJ Department of Health Opens 2019 Novel Coronavirus Call Center for Public
The New Jersey Department of Health announced the opening of a hotline (1-800-222-1222) for the public to ask questions about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

“Although the risk to the public remains low, we understand that residents have questions about this new virus,” Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said. “This hotline provides factual information to alleviate fear and dispel rumors.”

The hotline is being operated by the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES), also known as the New Jersey Poison Center, which has run other call centers for the Health Department. NJPIES is a division of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. The hotline can accommodate callers in multiple languages.  As a 24-hour hotline staffed continuously with trained healthcare professionals, the New Jersey Poison Center is standing by to answer questions about this emerging infection. The call is always free, and we can communicate in any language to the public as well as healthcare professionals,” said Dr. Diane Calello, Executive and Medical Director of NJPIES.

The hotline is part of a comprehensive approach by the state and medical and public health partners to respond to novel coronavirus (nCoV) by ensuring the public health and health care system preparedness.

The Department has a nCoV  webpage  that includes CDC updates, travel advisories and guidance sent to health care providers, local health departments, infection preventionists and other health partners.
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.

Together, the Bunker Hill trails comprise a total of approximately two miles of hiking opportunities which can be reached from the trail heads at Bobwhite Drive, Bunker Hill Drive, Woodleigh Drive, and Woodleigh Court. Kiosks with maps and other information are located at the Bobwhite Drive, Woodleigh Drive and Woodleigh Court trail heads. For an online detailed map of these trails, and the 10 other trails in Cherry Hill Township visit our website.

Take the Challenge and enjoy all the trails, solitude and nature that the Cherry Hill Trails have to offer. 
AARP Free Tax Help
Cherry Hill Township and AARP have once again partnered to offer free tax-preparation assistance. Starting February 4 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 2019 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.
Our Story, Our Music - 100 Years of Making Our Voices Heard
Join the African American Culture Clubs of Cherry Hill High Schools East and West as they present "Our Story, Our Music" - 100 Years of Making Our Voices Heard on Saturday, February 8 at 2:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Cherry Hill West's auditorium and tickets cost $5. If you have any questions, please email Aliya Bowles .
Barclay Farmstead Art Contest
The Friends of Barclay Farmstead invites Cherry Hill sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students to enter an Art Contest. Three winners will be awarded $50.00 each.

Art Contest Information
  • Contest is called Reflections on Barclay Farmstead
  • Art may consist of any medium that can be framed such as pencil, watercolors, oil, ink, and collage.
  • Submissions must be given to your school secretary no later than Monday, February 10, 2020.
  • All Submissions become property of Barclay Farmstead
  • Winning art entries will be framed and matted by Friends of Barclay Farmstead.
  • The winning submissions will be proudly displayed above a mantel fireplace at Farmstead
  • The art contest winners will be notified by email or through school office.
  • Each winner will be presented with $50.00 cash on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Barclay Farmstead.

Details 
  1. Reflect on your visit to Barclay Farmstead and demonstrate that reflection through art.
  2. Size of artwork: Largest 9 inches by 12 inches Smallest 8 inches by 8 inches (Anything between those sizes is fine.)
  3. Signature of artist should be in corner of artwork.
  4. On sheet of paper gently folded over artwork should be student’s full name, school name and email and/or phone number.
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.
Public asked to report Spotted Lanternfly sightings
Camden County health officials are asking for the public’s help identifying a new pest spotted in the area. A Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), an invasive insect that has spread throughout southeastern Pennsylvania & New Jersey threatening agriculture and our beautiful hardwood trees, has recently been seen in Camden County.

“We need your help and ask that you please contact the County Entomologist at (856) 374-6042 if you see an SLF,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services. “The public’s assistance in identifying the early locations of this insect will be critical to stopping its spread.”

Spotted lanternflies are not known to bite, sting, or attack people, pets or livestock, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agricultures. It is not known whether they are poisonous when ingested by humans or animals. The pest is primarily a threat to agriculture including many fruits and crops.

More information about SLF is available from the United States Department of Agriculture .
Senior Living
Cherry Hill is a great place to live, work, play, retire, and learn. There are many opportunities to learn new things offered through the senior programs.

Each month, senior citizens are invited to attend our lecture series which are held in Room 208 in the Municipal Building. The lectures are free and open to all. The next lecture will take place on Wednesday, February 19. The topic is on hospice services and funeral planning. 

Save the date for the Annual Cherry Hill Senior Information Fair on March 15 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. This event is free and open to all. The senior bus is available to this event for Cherry Hill senior residents. For more information, please contact the Clerk's Office.

For information on these programs and other programs, please reach out to Gaye Pino, Senior Program Coordinator at (856) 661-4800.
Department of Public Works
Recycling Reminder
Just a reminder that plastic bags require a different collection system and processing equipment than our Township provides.
It’s not that plastic bags can’t be recycled – they just require a different collection system and processing equipment. Plastic bags can be recycled at the main entrance of many big box stores and local grocery stores, or can be brought to the Department of Public Works and the Municipal Building. Remember: keep your plastic bags out of your recycling bin!
Cherry Hill Public Library News & Events
A Journey Through the World of Outlander
Sunday, February 2 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Conference Center, Lower Level
Explore Diana Gabaldon’s Outlandish world as we recap the history, themes and lore that paved the way to the beginning of Season 5. Discuss what makes this story unique, adaptation pros and cons of the first four seasons, character vs. plot driven story lines and what may happen in the new season of Outlander. Facilitated by Angela Hickey, a staff writer for the Outlander Cast Podcast and Blog, who has interviewed several people involved with the books and show, including the author. Hickey has taught Outlander courses for The Center at Camden County College and is an active member of several groups including Gabaldon’s Literary Forum and the Sassenach Society of South Jersey. Registration required.

Barking Book Buddies
Monday, February 3 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
Your child will have a great time practicing reading skills with fun literacy games and some very special furry friends!  Open to students in grades K-4.  Barking Book Buddies is presented in partnership with Tri-State K-9 Crisis Response Team. Registration required.

TerraCycle® is Eliminating the Idea of Waste®
Monday, February 3 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Half Conference Center, Lower Level
Veronica Rajadnya of TerraCycle will join us to present a history of TerraCycle, including its mission, and its challenges and successes. TerraCycle is a Trenton-based international recycling leader. It was founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then a student at Princeton University, on a mission towards Eliminating the Idea of Waste®. From these humble beginnings TerraCycle has grown into the global leader in collecting and repurposing hard-to-recycle waste: operating in over 20 countries, engaging over 80 million people, and recycling billions of pieces of waste through various innovative platforms. Registration required.

Introduction to Computer Vocabulary
T uesday, February 4 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Computer Lab, Lower Level
Want to know more about computers? Start with the lingo! This class is all about vocabulary and the visuals associated with those words. We will discuss basic computer terminology and do practical exercises related to learning these terms . Registration required .
 
A Musical Lecture: When Oscar Was King
Tuesday, February 4 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Conference Center, Lower Level
Are you ready for this year's Academy Awards? Join Fred Miller as he narrates and performs a lecture in song! Enjoy a musical and anecdotal overview of Academy Award winning songs from 1934-1970 . Registration required.
 
Coffee and Conversation: Mom’s Organic Market
Thursday, February 6 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Joyce Alexander Walker Multicultural Room, Lower Level
Learn about local recycling and bulk options from Kelly Satterfield, Assistant General Manager at Mom's Organic Market. Refreshments provided. No registration required.
 
VR Live! Oculus Go Demo and Open Play
Thursday, February 6 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Children’s Story & Craft Room, Upper Level
Tired of reality? Come check out the Oculus Go and discover the fascinating world of virtual reality. The Oculus Go is a virtual reality headset that lets you explore the world without moving a step. From the deepest ocean to the furthest star, you'll be able to see it all in 360°. Open to ages 13 +. Registration required.
 
Broadway Book Club: Wicked
Thursday, February 6 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Joyce Alexander Walker Multicultural Room, Lower Level
Love the theater? Join Councilwoman and Cherry Hill West English Teacher Carole Roskoph for a discussion of books that became theatrical productions. For this session, we will discuss  Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West,  by Gregory Maguire .  This book inspired the hit Broadway play,  Wicked,  which won three Tony awards . Registration required .
 
Explore on the Floor
Friday, February 7 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.