Weekly Roundup: Cherry Hill teen to perform in New York Musical Festival, community leader’s memory…

Weekly Roundup: Cherry Hill teen to perform in New York Musical Festival, community leader’s memory honored in Erlton

Alexa Reeves will be playing Meredith Mitchell in the New York City musical, “Peace, Love and Cupcakes.”

A Cherry Hill teen will be appearing in the 2017 New York Musical Festival for the first time next week and the Erlton South Civic Association recently honored a long-time community leader. Get caught up on the biggest stories of the week in the Weekly Roundup.

Cherry Hill teen to make her New York Musical Festival debut

Cherry Hill resident Alexa Reeves hopes to one day become a Broadway actress. She will be getting one step closer to her dream next week as she makes her first appearance at the New York Musical Festival. Reeves will be playing the role of Meredith Mitchell in the show, “Peace, Love and Cupcakes: The Musical.” The show will be performed at the Acorn Theatre in New York City July 27 through July 30.

Erlton South honors legacy of long-time community leader

Phil Guerrieri Sr. wore a number of hats during his time in Cherry Hill. He was the president of the Erlton South Civic Association for a number of years, ran for mayor of Cherry Hill twice and Cherry Hill Township Council once and was an advocate for the Erlton community on a number of township issues. After Guerrieri passed away in April, the Erlton South Civic Association decided to honor his memory with a bench at Erlton School Park.

Real Jersey F.C. 2004s have sights set on winning national championship

Nicholas Yushchak dribbles the ball up the sideline as the Real Jersey F.C. 2004 team scrimmages prior to leaving for Indiana to participate in the 2017 National Cup XVI Finals in Indiana.

Cherry Hill resident and Real Jersey F.C. goalkeeper Matthew Marino has played in a number of big tournaments during his youth soccer career. However, nothing is as big as the tournament coming up next week. Marino and the rest of the Real Jersey F.C. 2004 team will try to be the best U13 soccer team in the country next week at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships.

Property tax bills delayed in Cherry Hill Township

Cherry Hill Township residents will receive their tax bills a little bit late this summer. Due to changes in the New Jersey state budget possibly affecting school district budgets, Cherry Hill Township was unable to mail property bills on time in July. Because of this, township property tax bills will not be due Aug. 1 as per usual. A new due date for tax bills will be announced in the near future.

Improvements on the horizon for Cooper River Park

Changes will be coming to Cooper River Park, the Watchable Wildlife Trail and the Camden County Environmental Center in Cherry Hill thanks to a pair of grants Camden County recently received. Camden County will be using a $1 million Green Acres Grant to replace the Armitage pavilion at Cooper River Park. A separate $50,000 grant will go toward improvements to the Watchable Wildlife Trail and an exhibit in the Cherry Hill environmental center.