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The Girl Scouts of Cranford Annual Cookie Booth Sale Begins March 19

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Cranford, NJ – The annual sale of Girl Scout Cookies is underway throughout New Jersey and the Girl Scouts of Cranford are gearing up for another record-breaking year in sales. Beginning Saturday, March 19, the Girl Scouts of Cranford will be setting up their cookie booths outside various retail and municipal locations throughout the town to sell their famous cookies to the public.   

The Girl Scouts of Cranford will be offering some of the most recognized signature cookie varieties including Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Trefoils.  Each traditional box of cookies is $4.   To date, 65 troops within Cranford have sold 37,358 boxes; digital sales are up 49%; and boxes for donation are up 20% from last year.  “We’re off to a great start with our Girl Scout Cookie Program” said Ginette Bracke, Cranford Cookie Chair for 2016. 

To find a registered cookie booth near you, simply go to http://www.girlscouts.org/en/cookies/all-about-cookies.html and type in your zip code on the top where it says “Find cookies”.

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Girl Scouts is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls - all girls - where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives.

For over 100 years, its membership has been unified towards the achievement of the Girl Scout mission: “To build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”

The Girl Scouts of Cranford boasts 1,068 Girl Scout Members in 65 troops and Juliette’s making it one of the largest non-profit organizations in town.  The Cranford Service Unit is a part of the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) Council which is part of the Girl Scouts of the USA.  If your family is interested in learning more about local Girl Scouts or to find out more information on the Girls Scouts of Cranford, please visit http://www.cranfordgirlscouts.com.

GSHNJ serves over 25,000 girls, ages 5-17 and 11, 000 adult members in the counties of Hudson, Essex, Union, Somerset, Hunterdon, southern Warren and parts of Middlesex.

 

About Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ)

GSHNJ’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. GSHNJ provides leadership development for girls at all age levels through programs that include: science, technology, financial literacy, health, the arts, and outdoor and environmental awareness.

For more information about volunteering or donating, visit www.gshnj.org

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Chlorine Drum Rupture Shuts Down Nomahegan Swim Club in Westfield

July 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — A ruptured chlorine drum has forced closure of Nomahegan Swim Club on Springfield Avenue Friday afternoon.

According to a Westfield police officer on the scene, a 1,000-gallon drum of chlorine ruptured.

In addition to the swim club being closed, some area streets around the swim club near the border of Mountainside and Springfield were cordoned off. According ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

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"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Earn The Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence (PACE) at Union County College in Five Weeks

July 17, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College (UCC) will be offering the American Society of Administrative Professionals PACE Certification (Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence) from Monday, July 23 through August 22.

If you are an executive assistant, office manager, paralegal, program analyst, benefits administrator, supervisor or meetings and events planner, this program is for ...

Westfield Area YMCA: Take Swim Lessions This Summer

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“Our goal is to have people of all ages and skill levels grow to ...

'Servant of Two Masters' exudes foolish fun

‘Servant of Two Masters’ makes for foolish, frivolous fun

By Liz Keill

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The yearly production, held at the amphitheatre on the ...

Open Letter to Cranford Planning Board

July 6, 2018

Open Letter to Cranford Planning Board:

As you know, Hartz is scheduled to go before the Planning Board on July 18th.  Since last year, Hartz has postponed their meeting numerous times with no pushback that we can see whatsoever from the Planning Board.  

We are asking the Planning Board to direct the planning board attorney to send Hartz’s counsel a letter requiring that ...