Mayor's Column
mayor Change of season typically leads to yard work. The changing leaves lead to beautiful scenery. However, the falling of these leaves soon follows.

Unlike many municipalities, Voorhees does not pay to dispose of its leaves. Our leaves are composted at JDM Tri-Boro in Gibbsboro and eventually used for earth stabilization work in Voorhees and the surrounding area.

Voorhees Public Works Department offers two options for leaf collection. The first option allows leaves to be put in trash cans or biodegradable bags to be placed curbside on Sunday after 4 p.m. and by 6 a.m. on Monday for pick-up Township wide. Leaves should not be mixed with regular trash as the leaves will be recycled separately.

The second option allows loose leaves to be left at curbside, but only during the designated dates listed below. Residents can find the scheduled pick-up dates on the Township's website (www.voorheesnj.com) and on Channel 19 for Comcast subscribers and Channel 38 for Verizon subscribers. Also, signs will be posted at the entrance of each development prior to your scheduled week. Leaves should be raked to the curb line in front of your home the weekend prior to the scheduled week for your neighborhood's pick-up. Leaf piles should be free of branches and twigs since such items clog the vacuum chute. Residents should also continue to place their grass in cans or biodegradable bags, do not use plastic bags as they will not be accepted at our recycle facility.

Please refrain from putting tree trimmings or branches at curbside during leaf season. The chipper service will not be available. Please do not put leaves, grass or vegetative waste in blue trash carts.

Leaf collection for the second option is scheduled for the week of Oct.27 to Oct. 31, and the week of Nov. 17 to Nov. 21 includes Acorn Hill, Ashland Terrace, Brian's Run, Carriagebrook Farm, Country Lane, Golfview, Franklin Square, Greenridge, Kirkwood, Lost Tree, Mews, Old Ashland, Osage, Ridgeview Ct., Rygate, Stafford's Wo1d, Staffordshire Estates, Staffordshire Farms, Sunnyfield, Three Pond, Traditions, Turbridge, White Horse Road and Woodcrest Acres.

Neighborhoods scheduled for pick-up from Nov. 3 to Nov. 7 and Nov. 24 to Nov.28 include Alluvium Woods, Avian, Birch Hill Estates, Cherry Brook Farms, Christopher Tract, Colony, Hearth Stone, High Point, Huntington Ridge, Kress Acres, Lake Villa Dr., Las Brisas, Partridge Run, Rainwood, Ridgewood, Sturbridge Estates, Sturbridge Heights, Sturbridge Lakes, Sturbridge Woods, Terra Verde, Wilderness Lakes, Willow Oaks, Winfield Estate, Wilderness Lakes, Willow Oaks, Winfield Estates, Woodglen, the right side of Gibbs/Kresson Road from Kresson Rd. to Cooper and Cooper to Centennial, the right side of Cooper from Rt. 73 to Kresson/Gibbs Rd. and the right side of Gibbs/Kresson to Kresson Rd.

Neighborhoods scheduled for pick-up from Nov. 10 to Nov. 14 and Dec. 1 to Dec. 5 include Alluvium, Alluvium Lakes, Beagle Club, Braddock’s Woods, Centennial Mill, Chateau Woods, Devonshire, Dutchtown Road, Elm Tree, Fairway Estates, Jillian's Way Kresson Road, Lafayette Ave, Lafayette Hills, Lake Villa, Lippincott Ave, Old Egg Harbor Rd., Reserves, Royal Ct., Woodbrook, the right side of Gibbs/Kresson Rd. from Rt. 561to Cooper and the right side of Cooper to Rt. 73.

As we have in the past we will return to all areas of the Township for additional leaf collection as weather allows.

**Trick or Treating will be from the hours of 2:00pm to 8:00pm. There will be an 8:00 p.m. curfew for anyone 17 and younger October 30th and October 31st. Everyone participating in giving out treats on Halloween should leave on their porch light.

**The Men’s Group at Hope Church will be hosting their Annual Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nearly 100 vendors will be selling a host of items from jewelry to art to baked goods. For more information, contact Dennis Kessler at hopemensgroup@hotmail.com or call 856-278-3802.

**The next production of the Voorhees Theatre Company will be The Music Man. This timeless classic follows the fast talking traveling salesman, Professor Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying musical instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize. His plan to skip town with the cash fails when he falls for the town librarian. The Music Man will be presented at the Voorhees Middle School Theater on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information visit www.voorheestheatre.org or call (856) 206-3554.

**Sunday, November 2nd is Daylight Saving Times and the clocks need to be turned back one hour. This is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

** The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation will hold its 12th Annual Birthday Bash on Friday, Nov. 14 from 6:30 p.m. until midnight at Lucien's Manor in Berlin, the Foundation furnishes Teen Lounges in hospitals to enhance the quality of life for teens with cancer and other life- threatening illnesses. Tickets are $130. For more information, call 856-784-0615 or visit www.arvf.org
Voorhees, New Jersey
2400 Voorhees Town Center
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Phone: (856) 429 - 7174
Fax: (856) 429 - 3766
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