Weekly Roundup: Valuable painting recovered by FBI, Cherry Hill premiers anti-bias video

Last week, Cherry Hill elementary school parents received good news when the school district announced elementary school spring concerts would be held in the evening.

A valuable painting stolen from a Cherry Hill home in the 1970s was recovered and Cherry Hill Township officials proclaimed the town as No Place for Hate. Catch up on the top stories of the week in the Weekly Roundup.

Painting stolen from Cherry Hill home in 1976 given back to owners

More than 40 years after being stolen, a Norman Rockwell painting was recovered by the FBI and given back to the owners. On Friday, the FBI gave the painting, known as “Taking a Break, Lazybones, and Boy Asleep with Hoe,” back to the Grant family. The family had the painting stolen from their Cherry Hill home during a break-in on June 30, 1976.

Cherry Hill promotes anti-bias message through new video, committee

In early March three of broadcasting students from Cherry Hill High School West teamed up with Cherry Hill Police and Cherry Hill Township to create a video entitled “Hate Has No Home in Cherry Hill.” The video debuted at Monday’s township council meeting. At the meeting, Mayor Chuck Cahn also announced the formation of the township’s Human Relations Advisory Committee.

Evening concerts to take place this spring in Cherry Hill elementary schools

After weeks of debate and discussion, Cherry Hill school officials decided last week to keep elementary school spring concerts in the evening. In a letter sent home to parents on Tuesday, the school district announced all 12 elementary schools in the district would have evening concerts this spring. This came more than a month after the district originally announced a shift in the elementary school concert schedule to during the school day.

Scarborough Covered Bridge damaged by truck in accident

On Monday afternoon, the historic Scarborough Covered Bridge on Covered Bridge Road in Cherry Hill became impassable after a truck got stuck while trying to cross. Originally, Cherry Hill Police stated the bridge could be closed for a few weeks for repairs. However, just two days after the accident, the bridge re-opened to vehicular traffic.

Ainsley’s Angels South Jersey chapter gives special needs kids a chance to run

At 22 years old, Cherry Hill native Josh Goldstein thought he would never be able to run. His family changed that by starting the South Jersey chapter of Ainsley’s Angels. After just 16 months, the South Jersey chapter of Ainsley’s Angels has roughly 12 riders and 70 runners and is continually growing.