Health & Wellness

Hillside Avenue Students Scramble Again

fdf99b74ef0af464e60f_spring_scramble_start_2016.JPG
April 23, 2013 Start of the HAS Spring Scramble.  
c1134524674513558060_Spring_Scramble_-_Kids.JPG
Friends getting ready for the HAS Spring Scramble.
fdf99b74ef0af464e60f_spring_scramble_start_2016.JPG

CRANFORD, NJ - A chilly, rainy Saturday morning did not stop more than 200 students, faculty members, and friends from running in the ninth Spring Scramble 1- mile-run, at Cranford’s Hillside Avenue School. 

The purpose of this annual event is to encourage a healthy lifestyle through running and fitness.  Many of the students trained for the run through the NY Road Runners sponsored Might Milers Club. 

The race was kicked off after a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem by Ms. Martinez’s eighth Grade Chorus. 

Sign Up for E-News

The top finisher in the PTA sponsored event was HAS seventh grader Drew Goldfeder with a time of six minutes flat.  Matt Carrico was just a few seconds behind in second-place, followed by Michael Carrea in third.

On the girls’ side, HAS sixth grader Lauryn Fletcher was the top finisher for the second year in a row. Allison Schubert took second-place honors, and Emma Baumann finished third.. 

The race would not have been possible without the generous contributions from the following major sponsors:  The Cranford Jaycees, Puro Clean Restoration Service, and Schuster Family Orthodontics

Additionally, the following sponsors and groups contributed to the run’s success:  a toute Heure, Bosonac Orthodontics, Breadsmith, Centennial Village Group, Cranford PBA and FMBA, Cougar Headquarters, Drs. Quinones & Scalia, Kilkenny House, KOA Crossfit, L'Oreal Paris, NY Red Bulls, Schwarz & Schwarz Public Accountants, Shop Rite, Starbucks, The New York Road Runners, TD Bank, Vanilla Bean Creamery, Shoprite, Starbucks, and Whole Foods. 

The race would also not have been a success without the excellent work of the Spring Scramble Committee, Mrs. Pollock’s OT class, the HAS Peers, and Cranford graphic artist Jim Burns.  

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Cranford

Union County Democratic Committee Elects New Chair

February 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ – The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader.

State Senator Nick Scutari won with a 412-341 victory over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in a battle that had become ...

Filthy, dangerous conditions, theft and assault alleged at recently-opened Newark shelter

February 13, 2018

Newark, NJ—Antoinette Jackson, Sonya Webb and Andrea Eaddy sit in a McDonald’s on a cold winter morning, not far from the homeless shelter they currently call home.

During the day, they count on places like McDonald's to stay warm. They must leave the shelter at 7 a.m. and can only return after 4 p.m., even when temperatures drop below freezing.

When the ...

Clark's CityMD Urgent Care Shares Flu Survey

CLARK, NJ - As flu season is in full gear and the probability of catching the flu is a real concern, a majority of Americans admit to taking actions that may contribute to the spread of this highly contagious virus.  According to a recent survey, roughly three out of five Americans who have had the flu or flu-like symptoms (61%) admitted to being out and about the last time they ...

Cranford Endorses Colleen Mahr

February 19, 2018

Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a valuable friend to the Township of Cranford. Whether it’s offering advice and assistance during devastating flood cleanup, supporting the Mayor's Council on the Rahway River, or her insight and assistance in meeting our affordable housing obligations--Mayor Mahr is always there for Cranford.

Colleen’s fairness and integrity is beyond reproach.

Union County Hosts First LGBTQ Roundtable

February 24, 2018

On Tuesday, February 20, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the Office of LGBTQ Services, hosted a roundtable with over 20 leading LGBTQ advocacy and ally organizations that serve Union County and New Jersey. Facilitated by Christian Fuscarino, Executive Director of Garden State Equality, more than 40 participants met to discuss LGBTQ-related programs, services, issues and ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Multiple Drug-Related Arrests & More

February 20, 2018

The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

1. 02/14/2018 @ 2226 hrs.

Raritan Road and Coleman Avenue

Arrested: Kevin Johnson, 60, Plainfield

Arrested by: Jason D’Agostino

Charges: Possession of ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

The Definition of Insanity

February 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

There is a quote, attributed to various people, including Albert Einstein that states, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”, that is fitting for our current election for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair.

There is no shortage of polling data related to the functioning of our Federal, ...