CHESTERFIELD CHATTER: December 26

The Chesterfield Township Committee meeting will be held 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 30 at the Chesterfield Township Municipal Building.
   For more information call 609-298-2311 or visit the Township website www.chesterfieldtwp.com
   The Crosswicks Library will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Wednesday, Jan. 1 in observance on New Year’s Day.
   For more information call 609-298-6271 or visit the library website www.bcls.lib.nj.us/crosswicks
   The Chesterfield Township Municipal Offices will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Day.
   For more information call 609-298-2311 or visit the Township website www.chesterfieldtwp.com
   The Chesterfield Township Committee reorganizational meeting will be held 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2 at the Chesterfield Township Municipal Building.
   For more information call 609-298-2311 or visit the Township website www.chesterfieldtwp.com
   The Union Fire Company #1 pancake breakfast will be held 7 – 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 5 at the Crosswicks Firehouse. Everyone is invited, bring your friends and family and enjoy a few flapjacks and some breakfast sausage.
   All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage, orange juice, coffee will be available. Ticket prices are adults $6, children 12 and under $3, children under 5 free and take out $6.
   Union Fire Company #1 pancake breakfasts are held on the first Sunday of the month expect for July and August, as a great way to see your friends and neighbors and support your local fire company.
   Be sure to visit the Union Fire Company #1 website at www.crosswicksfire.org
   The Chesterfield Township motor oil-recycling tank at the Township Municipal Building will be closed until further notice because of contaminants that were found in the oil.
   The township is unsure at this time if they will continue to provide this service to the residents. Motor oil can be taken to the Burlington County Hazardous Waste Facility or to a gas station that changes oil.
   For more information call 609-298-2311 or visit the Township website www.chesterfieldtwp.com
   The Chesterfield Township Historical Society recently opened its research library dedicated to longtime township historian Mal Knowles.
   The research library has a thorough residential history of the township as well as local genealogical information and research aids (wills, vital records, etc.).
   The research library is open by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 609-500-0452 or visit www.chesterfieldtwphistoricalsoc.org where you can check its online collection first by name or family.
   The Crosswicks Monthly Meeting has joined the reuse movement.
   It has just signed up for ShoeBox Recycling. It’s an amazing community service fundraising opportunity that lets you recycle your shoes and find your soleMate.
   It will be collecting shoes for reuse, spreading the message that worn is not worn out and, hopefully, connecting with people around the globe through the magic of a SoleMate note; just like the old message in a bottle, only now the vessel is your shoes you no longer wear.
   People all over the globe depend on secondhand shoes so they can attend school, to protect against bacteria-borne illnesses, for self –esteem and for job creation.
   ShoeBox Recycling will send boxes to fill, pay for all shipping costs, the tools for a successful shoe drive and the chance to meet our SoleMate. It pays 50 cents per pound for good, reusable and re-wearable shoes that are collected.
   This collection will help Meeting to earn a little money while clearing out our closets and sharing with those in need. There will be collection boxes in the meeting house and First Day School on Front Street in Crosswicks.
   For more information, call 609-298-5616.
   The Chesterfield Township Environmental Commission is participating in a recycling program for inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges and cell phones.
   These items will be recycled into usable products.
   The Commission receives credits for each cartridge and cell phone. It will use the credits toward reforestation, protection of our natural resources and ecological education for our residents.
   Collection boxes are located at the Crosswicks Library, Chesterfield Township municipal office, Old York County Club and Country Pool.
   Please help protect our environment by recycling your used cell phones and inkjet cartridges.
   For more information, call 298-2311 or visit www.chesterfieldtwp.com.
   The Chesterfield Township Environmental Commission is giving Chesterfield Township residents a chance to win a tree.
   Each month, the commission is featuring a particular species of tree and asking Chesterfield residents to take pictures of the featured tree. At the monthly meeting, the commission will judge which picture is best. The winner will be contacted by email and will win a new tree to plant.
   Each month, a different tree will be featured. For more information, call 298-2311 to submit your pictures of the Tree of the Month or visit www.chesterfieldtwp.com/EnvironmentalCommission/treeofthemonth.
   Please include your name and email address. Your name will be included with your picture.
   Please be aware that large pictures will be edited to fit on the website.
   The Chesterfield Township Police Department is now partners with Project Safe Child in a program that promotes responsible firearms ownership and storage.
   For more information and to find out how to obtain your free firearms cable lock and brochures, call 298-2311 or visit websitewww.chesterfieldtwp.com.
   The Crosswicks Friends Meeting invites you and your children to join it Sundays at 9:30 a.m. for an assembly for all and 10 a.m. for worship for adults and First Day School for children 2 and up.
   The Crosswicks Friends Meeting is exploring Quaker testimonies through song, activities, discussion and readings Sundays at 9:30 a.m. For more information, please call 298-4362.
   Be sure to tune into Northern Burlington County Regional High School Northern TV to check out the latest in Northern News, sports and information.
   It has had the chance to tune up its broadcasts and provide even more detailed stories on the students that make our district so great.
   It is Comcast Channel 19 and FiOS Channel 42. You can also tune in via the webpage at www.nburlington.com. There you can find the programming schedule, videos on-demand and live streaming of Northern TV.
    To contact Chesterfield Chatter guest columnist Nancy Mrzljak, send an email to Mrzljak@verizon.net, a fax to 609-298-3936 or call her at 609-298-0567.