Weekly Roundup: School board discussed kindergarten, Cherry Hill Atlantic wins King of the Hill game
In other news, Cherry Hill Township Council opted to not vote on the Hampton Road redevelopment plan at its meeting on Monday.
The Cherry Hill Board of Education had a lengthy discussion on full-day kindergarten and Cherry Hill’s two best Little League teams squared off to see who was number one. Get caught up on the biggest stories of the week in the Weekly Roundup.
Cherry Hill BOE interested in full-day kindergarten, but wants to evaluate all options
Cherry Hill Board of Education members engaged in a 30-minute discussion on the possibility of bringing full-day kindergarten to the district during Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting. School officials say full-day kindergarten was the most requested item in the district’s Cherry Hill Public Schools 2020 survey. Board members said they support the idea of full-day kindergarten, but want to analyze all options for implementing a program.
Cherry Hill Atlantic Pirates finishes season as Cherry Hill’s top Little League team
The regular season champions from Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League and Cherry Hill American Little League squared off on Monday night in the second King of the Hill Little League championship game. The Pirates from Cherry Hill Atlantic defeated the Blue Jays from Cherry Hill American, 9–3, to win the 2017 title of King of the Hill.
Cherry Hill Council does not vote on Hampton Road redevelopment plan
The status of the Hampton Road redevelopment plan remains up in the air after Cherry Hill Township Council decided not to vote on the project at its meeting on Monday night. Council opted not to vote after dozens of residents voiced opposition to the plan during a public hearing. Some of the opponents cited environmental concerns, traffic and overdevelopment as reasons the plan should not be approved.
Holocaust escapee’s story comes to life in memoir
Cherry Hill resident Larry Hanover first heard Fred Behrend speak in 2010 at Congregation Beth El. Behrend, a 90-year-old Voorhees resident, shared stories about how he survived the Holocaust when he was a child living in Germany in the 1930s. After hearing Behrend tell his captivating story, Hanover decided to team up with him to write a memoir. Behrend’s book, “Rebuilt from Broken Glass: A German Jewish Life Remade in America,” was released on Saturday.
Two Cherry Hill residents playing lead role in production of ‘Grease’
Two Cherry Hill residents were double cast to play a lead role in Mainstage Center for the Arts’ summer production of the musical, “Grease.” Jared Camacho and Jake Ropka are both playing the lead role of Danny Zuko in the show. “Grease” will be performed at Camden County College’s Dennis Flyer Theatre from July 22 through July 29.