Cranford's 3rd Annual Holiday Decorating Contest Starts This Week

December 11, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Registration is due for Cranford’s 3rd Annual Holiday Decorating Contest on Friday, Dec. 15.

The contest will award homes in three categories: most outrageous, most traditional and all-around favorite.

“We have lots of fun holiday events in town,” Commissioner Mary O’Connor said. “Get out your lights, blow-ups and menorahs.”

Homes ...

Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce to Host Breakfast with Santa

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Chamber of Commerce will host Breakfast with Santa this weekend at the Garlic Rose Bistro.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 908-276-5749. The breakfast will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.

“I think we’re great [compared to other towns’ holiday celebrations],” Dottie Baniewicz, executive director for the ...

Westfield Resident Seeks Engagement Ring Lost in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ - Westfield resident Katie Lynes lost her engagement ring in downtown Cranford last Friday.

The missing white-gold ring has a round stone in the middle and two baguettes on both sides with an engraving inside the band.

 "I’m so devastated and I’m asking if anyone has seen a ring like this to please contact me," ...

Santa's Toy Donation & Delivery to Begin this Week

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Jaycees will launch their annual Santa’s Toy Donation & Delivery this week in conjunction with the Cranford Police Department and Cranford Fire Department.

Parents or guardians can deliver a wrapped gift for their child, along with an unwrapped children’s gift for Toys for Tots, to the Cranford Firehouse between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

TAPinto Cranford's Thanksgiving Guide

CRANFORD, NJ – Looking for holiday fun? Family-friendly activities are abundant in Cranford over Thanksgiving week, from running off the Thanksgiving dinner to meeting Santa. Find out what’s happening in our Thanksgiving week guide below.

1. Burn off the turkey: The Friends of Colin 3rd Annual Turkey Trot will be held on Friday, Nov. 24 at Unami Park in Garwood. For more about the ...

Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Schedules Day of Holiday Fun

CRANFORD, NJ – Santa, sleigh rides, singing and more will take place in downtown Cranford on Friday, Nov. 24, as the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce presents a day of festivities leading up to the holiday tree lighting.

Starting at 11 a.m., the Cranford Girl Scouts Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors will decorate the tree in Mayor’s Park on the corner ...

Podcast: Cranford Radio Shares Updates for the Week of Nov. 17

CRANFORD, NJ - TAPinto Cranford and Cranford Radio will bring readers and listeners weekly news, weather and community announcements as a result of their new partnership.

Cranford Radio, run by resident Bernie Wagenblast, is an online audio service designed to communicate news and information about Cranford.

Using news from TAPinto Cranford, the ...

Cranford VFW Post 335 to Hold Pearl Harbor Remembrance Service

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford VFW Post #335 will hold an outdoor memorial service in remembrance of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 9 a.m.

The attack on Pearl Harbor is known as the catalyst for America’s entry into World War II, according to a press release from the VFW.

“Featured at the service will be the VFW Color Guard,  a local bugler, and a ...

TAPinto Cranford's Weekend Catch-Up

CRANFORD, NJ - Missed this week's top stories? Check them out below!

Football: Cranford Takes Down Delaware Valley, 28-18, in Senior Night Win

Cranford Firefighters Extinguish Blaze in Residence above Business

Kenilworth Resident & Restaurant Owner to Compete in Guy Fieri's New Reality Show

Cranford Resident Releases Debut Children's Book

Cranford Commissioner ...

"Cake Boss" Films at 7th Annual Rubber Ducky Race

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford residents were in for a sweet treat during Sunday’s 7th Annual Rubber Ducky Race, which was filmed for the TV series “Cake Boss.”

Thousands were in attendance to see rubber ducks race from little falls in Sperry Park to a finish line, where they were collected by volunteers. The purchaser of the winning ducks won prizes, with proceeds ...

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