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March 4, 2022

A Message from the Mayor

Dear Neighbor:


I want to start this message by sharing my support for the people of Ukraine facing this brutal war and humanitarian crisis, and the Ukrainian-Americans in our community who are terrified for their loved ones back home. We will soon be lighting up Town Hall in blue and yellow as a symbol of our support, joining many cities, skyscrapers, bridges and stadiums across the world that are sending a powerful message: We Stand With Ukraine.


As March gets underway, I also wanted to share some resources on how you and your families can learn more about the contributions of women throughout U.S. history. Women’s History Month honors and celebrates the achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States, and recognizes their struggles along the way, including those we face today.


You can take advantage of the great history and content that’s now available on the contributions of women throughout U.S. history both at the Cherry Hill Public Library and available at WomensHistoryMonth.gov.


As this coming Tuesday, March 8, also marks International Women's Day, I encourage you to take time to listen to women's stories from around the world as well. On March 10, the library is holding a book discussion about the book "Cradling Abundance," about the life of Monique Misenga Mukuna, an ‘ordinary heroine’ living and working on behalf of women, girls, and other marginalized people in her home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Africa’s second largest nation. Her inspiring story is brought to life for us by her friend and Cherry Hill resident, Dr. Elsie Tshimunyi (Anne) McKee. To register, click here.

Sincerely,


Susan Shin Angulo

Township News & Events

Township Sewer Bills


The annual township sewer bills for residential properties are in the process of being printed and will be mailed next week. The due date is April 1, 2022. The amounts are currently available via our online payment site.     


As a reminder, payments can be made by: 

  • Mailing your check to the Cherry Hill Township Tax Collector's Office, 820 Mercer Street Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
  • Dropping off your cash or check payment at the Cherry Hill Municipal Building, Tax Collector’s Office, 820 Mercer Street
  • Payments can also be made by credit card, debit card or electronic check (e-check) on the Township’s website. To view or pay your bill online, please visit the Township's homepage, CHNJ.gov and click on the link that says "Pay Tax/Sewer Bills“
  • Payment can also be made by the Pay by Phone feature:
  • For taxes: 855-472-2993 / For sewer: 855-472-2990
  • To pay taxes you will need your tax account id number.
  • To pay sewer you will need your sewer account id number.
  • These account id numbers can be located on the bills that you receive.
  • Easy to use payment feature – simply follow the prompts.



If you have any questions, please contact the Tax Office at 856-488-7880.

Get Ready to Bag Up Cherry Hill!


Don’t let May 4 catch you by surprise, it’s time to Bag Up Cherry Hill!


As New Jersey’s ban on single-use bags gets closer, Mayor Susan Shin Angulo, Township Council and the Cherry Hill Green Team encourage residents to bring reusable bags when heading out to shop or eat, as the ban on providing or selling single-use bags in all retail, grocery and food service businesses goes into effect on May 4.


Together, we can help make our community cleaner, more sustainable, and better prepared for the future ahead. Keep an eye on the Township’s website and social media pages in the coming weeks for more information about the new law, and how you can pick up your own free Cherry Hill reusable bag!


For more information and links to resources, visit CHNJ.gov/BagUp

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Mayor and Council Recognize JFCS, Greg DeShields


At Monday’s Council Meeting, Mayor Angulo and Township Council recognized Cherry Hill resident, Greg DeShields for receiving the Camden County Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Medal, which he has earned through his selfless contributions towards making Cherry Hill, and the entire Camden County community, a more accepting, unified, welcoming place to live. A member of the Board of Directors at the Independence Business Alliance, Greg is passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in the community. His commitment to community service is inconceivable. Since he has been on the board, Greg has completely transformed the way to think about diversity, equity, and inclusion. He is a loud voice for the underserved, and his expertise have helped improve the inclusivity of other boards for people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.


Mayor and Council also recognized Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Southern New Jersey (JFCS) for their Rhona Fischer Family Assistance Building/Betsy & Peter Fischer Food Pantry on East Miami Avenue in Cherry Hill. JFCS helps more than 10,000 people from across the region annually, and has instituted numerous new initiatives for the communities' most vulnerable members. The new facility serves our community with wraparound services, and is located in an area that is easily accessible to public transit and major roadways.

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Mayor Angulo Meets with Local Girl Scout Troop


On Thursday, Mayor Angulo met with Girl Scout Troop #30391 as they worked towards a badge to learn about local government. The Mayor answered questions from the scouts, spoke to the group about the importance of Women's History Month and how Girl Scouts instills the importance of teaching young girls important life and leadership skills.

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Mayor Attends EMT Solar & Roofing Ribbon Cutting


This week, Mayor Angulo attended the ribbon cutting for EMT Solar & Roofing's new office space. EMT is a Cherry Hill-based business that was dedicated to staying in Cherry Hill as it grows, and recently opened a larger office at 523 Hollywood Ave. Thank you for your commitment to Cherry Hill!

 

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Barclay Farmstead Reopen for Public Tours!


After being on hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Barclay Farmstead will reopen for public tours this coming Wednesday, March 2. The tours are offered every Wednesday from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.


The Friends of Barclay Farmstead also open the house from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. There are two exclusions, however, on July 3 and September 4.


Barclay Farmstead, located at 209 Barclay Lane, features a historic Quaker farmhouse that was built in 1816 as well as a surrounding 32-acre property.

When the weather gets warmer, make sure you also spend some time wandering Barclay's interpretive nature trails and admiring its beautiful Plant-A-Patch garden plots. Check out the Township's website to learn more about Barclay and ways to make a difference at the Farmstead with our support organization, the Friends of Barclay Farmstead.


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Sponsor a Cherry Hill Township Event


Sponsoring a Cherry Hill Township event provides you with an opportunity to connect with the community of Cherry Hill and to build brand awareness and recognition. To check out this year's 2022 Community Partnership book, click the link below!


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Free COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters


Protect yourself and others by getting your COVID-19 vaccine and booster.


Vaccines and boosters will be given at 76Forward at the Cherry Hill Mall the second weekend of every month during the following time frames:


Friday: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Walk Ups Welcome • No Appointment Needed.


Learn More

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Upcoming Township Meetings


Planning Board Meeting - Monday, March 7


In order to join the meeting virtually, please refer to the log-in information and links on our website under the calendar section.

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Department of Public Works

Household Hazardous Waste Collection



Camden County presents a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in Cherry Hill on Saturday, March 26 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.


For more information call the Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs at 856-858-5241.

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Senior Living

Senior Lecture Series


Did you know that Cherry Hill offers a lecture series that provide resourceful information directed towards our senior citizens? These lectures are held via Zoom and residents always have the option to call in. 


The next lecture is on housing and budget programs offered by Camden County through Senior Citizens United Community Services which will take place on March 17 at 10:00 a.m. All of these programs are designed to make clients a little more independent in their financial situations as well as housing situations. 

On April 20, representatives from NJ Consumer Affairs will do a presentation on senior citizen fraud. 


To sign up for these lectures contact Gaye Pino the zoom codes will be sent to you. Questions on the lectures or any other senior issue Contact Gaye Pino Senior Services Program Coordinator at gpino@chnj.gov or 856-661-4800.

AARP Senior Tax Help- By Appointment Only!


AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services will again be available to Cherry Hill area residents from February 1 through April 12 - with a different twist for 2021: There will be no on-site traditional tax preparation where the taxpayer sits with an AARP Tax-Aide during the tax preparation process.


Instead, taxpayers will have the choice of 2 service models:


Same Day Drop-Off: Taxpayers interact with an IRS-certified Tax-Aide in a 20-30 minute in-person and socially distanced meeting. During the appointment, the Tax-Aide will complete the intake process and write a receipt for all tax documents collected. These meetings, available by appointment only, will take place in the Municipal Building in Room 208 on Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am to 2pm.


Before the taxpayer leaves, they will make a follow-up appointment to return the same day to review the printed tax return, sign an authorization for AARP Foundation to file the return electronically, and acknowledge their receipt of the original tax documents. 


Taxpayers can only make appointments by accessing the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Site Locator for Cherry Hill at: www.aarpfoundation.org/Tax-Aide after January 15th. Taxpayers will receive an automatic confirmation email. A follow-up email from aarp.cc.pt@gmail.com will include the links to documents to be printed, completed, and brought to the drop-off site. If you do not have a printer, packets containing all required documents will be available for pick-up at the Community Center and the Municipal building.


If there are no appointments available, taxpayers can add themselves to the appointment waitlist. An AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will contact waitlisted taxpayers by phone as appointments become available. 


Self Preparation: Under this model, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides taxpayers with free access to software so they can prepare their own taxes. Taxpayers can also request help from an IRS-certified counselor to coach them through the process by phone or through computer screen-sharing. Participants can only request virtual tax prep assistance through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide's website www.aarpfoundation.org/Tax-Aide. Participants must provide a private email address to use this model.


Please do not contact this site about any of the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide service offerings. They are wonderful, supportive hosts, but they are not AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers. 

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Cherry Hill Public Library News & Events

Hours of Operation: 

Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.


As of Monday, March 7 masks are optional but not required for all individuals. Please note that children between the ages of 2-5 years old must wear masks for all indoor, in person programs. 


Stay Safe and Use Contactless Pickup! Place an item on hold, and when notified of its availability, call 856-667-0300x2 to schedule your Contactless Pickup date & time. Email our librarians for more info or to request items.


The online CHPL Seed Library is open! Request packets of seeds through this link. Browse over 600 types of seeds including flowers and herbs! 


Book Donations

Donations of new or gently used books and other materials are accepted. Drop off 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. Next Friends Book Sale is Wednesday, April 6 – Sunday, April 10. Information available online.


Shop the CHPL Craft Fair

Support local crafters and shop for homemade gifts! CHPL Craft Fair is Sunday, March 20 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Conference Center. Free and open to the public. No registration required.  


Jewelry Donations

New or gently used jewelry and accessories are also needed including bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, purses, wallets, and more. Please drop off in the Admin Office. Items will be used in the upcoming Gently Used Jewelry & Accessory Sale on Saturday, April 30. All proceeds benefit the library. 


Craft Supplies Donations

Any new or very gently used craft supplies you can donate would be appreciated! Drop off in Youth Services, Upper Level. We are building a collection of craft supplies to share during an upcoming Craft Supplies Swap. Email Beth with questions.


Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, March 23 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Conference Center

If you are in good health, at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds, now is the time to roll up your sleeve and donate. Every type can save a life! AND - all donors who give blood will receive a $10 Amazon.com gift card by email. Save a life and save some money this holiday season! Register online. Use sponsor code: Cherry Hill Library.


Antique Road Show Appraisal Event

Sunday, April 3 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Conference Center, Lower Level

Author, Auctioneer, Appraiser and Radio Show Host Mike Ivankovich will introduce you to “What Determines Value"…and reveal what your Antiques, Collectibles, and Personal Treasures are really worth today. Each attendee is invited to bring in one item. Space is Limited! Register for $15 per person with One Appraisal Item or Register for $5 per person as a Spectator.


Save the Date:

In partnership with NJ Makers Day, CHPL is hosting a “How To Festival” on Saturday, March 26 from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy a variety of in person programs including a bird event with Wild Birds Unlimited, craft demo tables, craft supply swap, LEGO build challenge, and seed planting program. Registration required for bird and seed programs.  

Upcoming Events

Virtual Yoga for Everyone

Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Learn how to increase your balance, stability, and flexibility. This virtual yoga class is for all ages. Registration required. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for supporting this program.


Public Reception for Artist Jeff Feeny

Saturday, March 5 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Conference Center, Lower Level

Join an artist reception celebrating the work of Jeff Feeny. Jeff will be showcasing a retrospective of his work spanning the years 1980 - 2022. This reception is open to the public. No registration required. Stop by and visit Jeff and enjoy his varied and dynamic art work. 


Virtual SAT/PSAT Crash Course

Sunday, March 6 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

FREE SAT HELP! Are you ready for the SAT and PSAT? Learn the most effective time-saving strategies, improve accuracy, and practice solving difficult SAT problems. Brought to you by test taking expert, Anna Moss, from Mind the Test! For students in grades 9-11. Register online.


Computer Basics

Monday, March 7 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Computer Lab, Lower Level

If you're new to computers or just want to update your skills, you've come to the right place. Learn the components of a computer, basic operation of a computer, how to navigate the desktop, and use a mouse. No previous experience is necessary. Register online. 


Nerd Night: A Discussion Roundtable

Tuesday, March 8 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Multicultural Room, Lower Level

Nerd Night is an informational gathering at which nerds and non-nerds get together to meet and learn something new. Short informational video followed by open discussion. All discussions will be moderated and the rules of polite, respectful discourse followed. This month's Topic: How We Can Eat Real Meat Without Hurting Animals? Register online. 


Book Discussion: Cradling Abundance

Thursday, March 10 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Multicultural Room, Lower Level

Celebrate Women’s History Month by discovering the life of Monique Misenga Mukuna, an ‘ordinary heroine’ living and working on behalf of women, girls, and other marginalized people in her home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Africa’s second largest nation. ‘Maman Monique’ has devoted her life to combating violence, discrimination, and poverty in the Congo. Her inspiring story is brought to life for us by her friend and Cherry Hill resident, Dr. Elsie Tshimunyi (Anne) McKee. Register online. 


Must Watch Documentary: The Last Blockbuster

Thursday, March 10 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Conference Center, Lower Level

Enjoy a free movie! About the documentary: Enjoy a documentary featuring the last remaining Blockbuster Video, located in Bend, Oregon. No registration required.


Story Time

Thursday, March 10 from 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Hybrid program

Join us on select Thursdays for stories, finger plays, and songs! Ages 2 to 6. We will meet inside the library in the Story time and Craft Room or you can join us on Zoom. Masks are required for all indoor library program attendees. Register online


Staying Safe Online

Thursday, March 10 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Computer Lab, Lower Level

Learn about digital citizenship: being kind online, deleting online searches, phishing, fake sites, online research, and more. Resources will be provided. Register online.

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