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CHS Marching Band Looks Ahead Following First-Place Competition Win

September 21, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford High School Marching Band will storm Memorial Field for the first time this season at Friday’s football game.

Last Saturday, Sept. 6, the band took first place in Group III-A at The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Marching Band Festival. They have two competitions upcoming in October.

“We’re looking forward to all of the football games ...

Westfield Mourns the Loss of Beloved Holiday Icon

WESTFIELD, NJ – The people of Westfield are mourning the loss of Tom Pearson, lovingly known as the town Santa Claus, who died away on Wednesday, Sept. 13. After nearly 20 years in the role of Santa, hundreds of local families had come to cherish their time with him every year.

Pearson was 70 years old.

Sherry Cronin, executive director of the Downtown Westfield ...

The Artist Framer's Third Annual Cranford Community Paint-Out to be Held This Weekend

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford artists will line the streets this weekend as The Artist Framer holds its third annual paint-out.

The paint-out is an opportunity for Cranford residents to create artistic renditions of places around town.

“We have a great downtown with a happy and creative vibe,” Stefanie Lalor, owner of The Artist Framer, said. “The Cranford Community ...

Cranford Resident to Appear in "The Good Catholic"

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford resident Jake Forrestal will appear in “The Good Catholic,” an independent romantic-comedy that tells the tale of a young priest struggling to accept his calling.

Forrestal, who graduated from Cranford High School in 2013, will appear alongside his a capella group from Indiana University. The group, Indiana University’s Another Round, perform ...

Tickets on Sale for Hayrides and Campfires Beginning September 5

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Tickets for the Hayrides and Campfires event will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, September 5, at 8:30 a.m. This year, tickets will be sold online in addition to three locations throughout the county. All tickets must be purchased in advance, there will be no tickets sold on site. 

All ticket sales will be final, with no refunds or exchanges. The event ...

Cranford Class of 1997 Seeks Graduates for Class Reunion

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford High School Class of 1997 will hold their 20th reunion this November and are looking to spread the word.

The event will be held at Boulvard Five 72 in Kenilworth and will feature passed hors d’oeuvres, pasta and carving stations, desserts and a premium open bar.

“I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone and seeing what everyone is up ...

Registration Open for 10th Annual Scarecrow Stroll

CRANFORD, NJ – Registration is now open for Downtown Cranford’s 10th Annual Scarecrow Stroll.

Interested candidates are welcome to enter their creative creations in one of four categories: Kids and Families, Adults and Families, Cranford School or Organization and Cranford Business. Residents will vote for their favorite designs in each category.

To register, click here.

The ...

Cranford Dramatic Club to Present "Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays" in Fall Opener

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre hopes to expand the conversation about gay marriage with its fall program, the 2017 Short Play Festival.

The program consists of short plays and monologues about gay marriage and will feature the collection “Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays.” The CDC plans to explore gay marriage in settings that include ...

Visit Cranford's Summer Street Fair on Sunday

CRANFORD, NJ – Approximately 20,000 people are expected to attend Cranford’s Summer Street Fair on Sunday, August 20.

More than 200 artists, retailers, crafters and food vendors will line the streets of Downtown Cranford, including portions of North Union Avenue, Walnut Avenue, Alden Street, Eastman Street and more.

The fair is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or ...

Cranford Historical Society to Celebrate 90th Anniversary with Moonlight Gala

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Historical Society will celebrate its 90th anniversary this September with a “moonlight gala” to benefit the historical society’s scholarship fund, maintenance of the Hanson House and the Crane-Phillips House Museum and grounds.

The historical society was founded in 1927 by a group of residents that wanted to preserve and perpetuate the ...

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Free Workshop on Cultural Advocacy to be Held Monday, September 25 

September 16, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free workshop on cultural advocacy on Monday, September 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Liberty Hall Wagon Shed Building, located at 1003 Morris Avenue in Union Township.

The workshop is designed for arts, cultural and history organizations. Participants are invited to learn how advocacy can support an organization, the ...