Disney s High School Musical

On the weekend of July 24, 2009 the Disney phenomenon, High School Musical, produced by Robert D. Nation, will be performed live at Cherry Hill High School East by the Cherry Hill Recreation Department’s Summer Theatre "Wildcats."  A cast of over 80 children and teens from our area will delight audiences with their rendition of "Get’cha Head in the Game," "What I’ve Been Looking For," "Stick to the Status Quo," "Can’t Take My Eyes off You" and all the other well known hits.

Tickets can be purchased at the Cherry Hill High School East Box Office (1750 Kresson Rd., Cherry Hill 08003) Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. beginning Monday, July 20.

Show times:

  • Friday, July 24 at 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 25 at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 26 at 2 p.m.

General Admission $12 – Cherry Hill seniors with Gold Card: $10

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Saccomano Admints to Taking Bribes

The former code enforcement director for Cherry Hill has admitted accepting bribes.  On June 16th Anthony Saccomanno pleaded guilty to fraud charges.

The Mayor’s office and city council members voted unananimously to seek to have his retirement benefits revoked.  They also want Saccomanno to pay restitution for any ill-gotten gains.

The NJ board will rule in Septemeber on the petition to revoke retirement benefits.

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Fireworks and Parades

July 3rd 2009

Haddonfield holds their Independence Day Fireworks on the High School field just off Kins Highway. The gates open at 7:00 PM and the fireworks will begin at dusk (around 9:30 PM).  No charge for admission but donations are welcome.

Entertainment by The Shore Thing begins at 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be available at the Lions Club tent in the end zone. Hot dogs, pretzels and cold drinks will be sold. Water ice will also be available.

Rain date for fireworks is July 5rh 

Smoking and pets are prohibited on school property.

July 4th 2009

TD Bank brings you a FREE night of music and fireworks with Mayor Bernie Platt and Cherry Hill Township as they celebrate Independence Day! The even takes place at Cherry Hill West. The fun-filled night will open with live music featuring Bizarre Silence.

Gates open at 7 p.m. Music begins at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9 p.m.

This event is also sponsored by Cherry Hill Mall and Comcast Cable.

The rain date for this event is Sunday, July 5.

The Camden County Concert and Firewoks features Foghat and the Marshall Tucker Band at the Cooper River Park.  This concert is brought to you by WMGK and runs from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

In Collingswood,  fireworks, festivities and the return of the Collingswood Pops. he Collingswood Pops will take the stage in the Borough for the second time to celebrate America’s independence. The 17 piece orchestra will play at 8 pm at the High School Stadium to entertain the crowd and play patriotic tunes during the fireworks. Admission is free. Gates open at 6:30. Fireworks kick off at approximately 9:15 p.m. at the high school stadium (424 Collings Ave).

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Cherry Hill Youth Baseball Tournaments

The regular little league baseball season is over and now it’s time to turn to the summer tournaments.  Starting Friday, June 25th there is a 9 year old tournament hosted by Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League.  There will be games all day Saturday and Sunday – the tournament ends July 1.    Cherry Hill Atlantic is located on Evesham Road across from Virtua Hospital.

The Little League Tournament Schedule calls for games at Cherry Hill Atlantic and Cherry Hill American (located in Gilmore Park in the Brookfield section of town). The Schedule is as follows:

Saturday June 27  2:00 PM 11-12 Softball at Atlantic

Saturday June 27  5:00 PM 9-10 Baseball at American

Saturday June 27  6:00 PM 11-12 Baseball at American

Sunday June 28 6:00 PM 10-11 Baseball at American

Monday June 29 7:00 PM 10-11 Baseball at Atlantic

Tuesday June 30  7:00 PM 11-12 Baseball at Atlantic

Wednesday July 1 7:00 PM 11-12 Baseball at American

Wednesday July 1 7:00 PM 9-10 Softball at Atlantic

Thursday July 2 7:00 PM 10-11 Baseball at American

Thursday July 2 7:00 PM 11-12 Baseball at Atlantic

Friday July 3 7:00 PM  11-12 Baseball at Atlantic

Sunday July 5 7:00 PM 11-12 Softball at Atlantic

Monday July 6 7:00 PM 11-12 Baseball at American

Tuesday July 7 7:00 PM 10-11 Baseball at Atlantic

Wednesday July 8 7:00 PM 10-11 Baseball at American

Wednesdy July 8 7:00 PM 9-10 Baseball at Atlantic

Saturday July 11 3:00 PM  9-10 Baseball at American

Sunday July 12 7:00 PM 11-12 Baseball at American

Wednesday July 22 7:00 PM 9-10 Baseball at American

Thursday July 23 7:00 PM 10-11 Baseball at Atlantic

Friday July 24 7:00 PM 9-10 Baseball at American

Saturday July 25 7:00 PM 10-11 Baseball at Atlantic

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Cherry Hill Baseball Mayor’s Cup

The first installment of the 2009 Cherry Hill Mayor’s Cup pitted the regular season winner’s of Cherry Hill Atlantic against Cherry Hill National.  The Pirates of Atlantic lost 3-2 to the Phillies of National in a hard fought battle that came down to the final at bats for the Phillies.  Both Serio of the Pirates and Davies of the Phillies went the distance on the mound.

The Phillies of National then played the Braves of Cherry Hill American at the Atlantic field on Tuesday, June 23.  This game featured many good plays by both teams and much controversy generated from Cherry Hill National over calls by the impartial umpires of Atlantic.  After much todo between several innings the game was eventually won in the 8th inning 8-7 by the Braves of Cherry Hill American.  This is the first time Cherry Hill American has won the Mayor’s Cup since 1999.

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Veterans Car & Bike Show

On Saturday, June 27 the second annual Verterans Car and Bike Show will be held at Cherry Hill High School West starting at 9:00 AM.  This show will benefit Samaritan Hospice.

The professionally judged show will award trophes for a motorcyle, stock car, and modified class. This show is open to the first 250 cars to register.

Samaritan Hospice cares for patients and familieswho are dealing with a life limiting illness.

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Township Honors Memorial Day

This even will take place Monday, May 25 at 11:00 AM at the Cherry Hill Municipal complex.

Join Mayor Bernie Platt along with members of the American Legion Post 372 and Jewish War Veterans of the USA, Furer-Barag-Wolf Post 126 as they honor the men and women who have made a commitment to serve our country at the annual Memorial Day Tribute. Honorable Jim Beach, State Senator, 6th Legislative District of New Jersey, will be the keynote speaker for the morning. The ceremony will also feature the music of The Cherry Hill Pine Barons Chorus.

This FREE event is co-sponsored by the American Legion Post 372 and the Jewish War Veterans Furer-Barag-Wolf Post 126. Following the ceremony, attendees can enjoy a free barbecue lunch.

We’d also like to honor our hometown heroes. If you or someone you know has served in the armed forces, please contact us so that you may be honored publicly during the Ceremony.

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Cherry Hill American Fundraiser

Cherry Hill American Little League will be holding it’s annual Fundraiser at the Masonic Lodge on Saturday May 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM.  This fundraiser will feature a Chinese auction of gift baskets donated by our teams.  There will be plenty of food and music for all.  Persons over 21 only – tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by any league manager or official.

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Schools on Alert for Swine Flu

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has sent a health alert to all New Jersey schools and child care venues asking them to be on increased watch for influenza-like cases in the upcoming weeks.


This health advisory is one of the state’s increased monitoring actions in response to the recent cases of swine flu that have been identified in the United States and Mexico.  New Jerset now has five identified cases of swine flu as of today.


“As a readiness measure, we have reached out to schools and all child care facilities to ask them to be on the lookout for children exhibiting signs of influenza,” said Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard. “We are asking these facilities to send children home if they are showing signs of respiratory illness and fever. We are also reminding them to report suspected cases of swine influenza or outbreaks of any influenza-like illness to their local health department.”


“We are working closely with the Department of Health and Senior Services to ensure that all school districts remain up to date and well informed.  School district officials should maintain close contact with their local health departments and pass on preventive information to families,’’ said Education Commissioner Lucille E. Davy.


The Department is recommending that sick children remain at home until 24-48 hours after the symptoms end.


The symptoms of swine flu are similar to seasonal flu and include fever, lack of appetite, coughing and fatigue. Some people have also reported having a sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.


Please be aware that you cannot get swine flu from eating pork or pork products. There are no special recommendations for anyone who owns a pig or is routinely exposed to pigs.


Commissioner Howard also reminds the public that there are precautions that everyone should take to reduce the chance of getting ill:


  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • See your physician if your illness continues.


“The Department is continuing to monitor the situations around the country and Mexico and is working very closely with our federal, regional and local health partners,” said Commissioner Howard. “We have plans in place in the event of a more widespread outbreak. The most important thing New Jersey residents can do now is to stay informed and continue to follow those preventive measures.”

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