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Community Happenings

July 5, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ - Be ready, brick builders: Downtown Cranford has announced the return of Lego Night. The popular event has been a Cranford staple for the at least five years. Lego Night, which is co-sponsored by Think D'Sign Print, will be on Wednesday, July 13 at 5 p.m in Municipal Lot 1, next to ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - A beautiful morning on the river, as racers of all ages loaded into canoes and rowed their way to victory. The Fourth of July Canoe Races are an annual tradition, co-sponsored by Cranford Recreation and Parks Department and the Cranford Canoe Club.  The Club, which was ...

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CRANFORD, NJ -  A sea of red runners took off near Nomahegan Park at 8 a.m. shortly followed by the 8:30 a.m. Firecracker Four Miler. Both runs are organized by the Cranford Jaycees.  Kids, adults, parents and jogging strollers lined up at the start of the Fun Run and not even lost shoes could ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - This holiday weekend, as we celebrate Independence Day, we are bringing you a Sunday with Bernie as he chats with Jay Boxwell, jr., a Cranford resident who has recently been named as the State Commander for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The Boxwell family has a long and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Patriotism was on parade as Cranford kicks off it's Independence Day Celebrations this weekend. Friday morning at the Cranford Gazebo, some of Cranford's youngest residents took part in a patriotic craft that was co-sponsored by Downtown Cranford and Fire Me Up Studio. The ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Time to fire up those grills and don the red, white, and blue because Cranford is celebrating Independence Day with fun and fireworks this weekend. Friday, July 1 Patriotic Craft at the Gazebo with Police and Fire, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2 Cranford ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Plastic fire helmets, flashing lights, and lollipops decorated the Cranford Gazebo on the corner of Springfield and North Union Avenue Thursday morning. June 30 kicked off the second annual summer Storytime with Police and Fire in Downtown Cranford.  "It was something special from ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - School is out for the summer, and this past Thursday downtown Cranford rang in this new freedom in style. The aptly-named “School’s Out for Summer” event, organized by downtown Cranford, was a joyous transition out of school, which ended Wednesday.  Despite the drizzle that was ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - After multiple delays, Cranford's Centennial Avenue outdoor pool is now open. At Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, Township Administrator Jamie Cryan said that the outdoor pool complex would be able to open, but one of the pools would remain closed for another day or ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Part of Cranford is a little safer because of a project by Girl Scout Troop 40967.  Members of Troop 40967, who have recently bridged to Cadet, along with representatives from the Township and the Cranford Police Department, cut the ribbon on a new crosswalk at Grove Street and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Readers submitted photos of Cranford High School Class of 2022 graduation ceremony.   Congratulations to the graduates! TAPinto Cranford wishes you the best in your next chapter!

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CRANFORD, NJ - Now that the school year is over, you may want to check out these events. Thursday, June 23   School's Out for Summer Event, Eastman Plaza, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, June 24 Live Music Fridays, Vinny's Pizza & Pasta, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25  Union ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Sunday is Father's Day. Does a dad in your life like cigars, the theatre, baseball, crafts, fishing, or yoga?  Cranford's got you covered! Friday, June 17  Cranford and Garwood Knights of Columbus 2022 Cigar Night, Garwood Columbian Club, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. A Bronx Tale at ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford can't stop those summer vibes.  Yesterday, Downtown Cranford announced a slate of summer events, starting with the School's Out for Summer event on June 23 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. There will be music playing, cotton candy spinning, and faces getting painted. A complimentary ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford gazebo has exploded with color thanks to the Yarnstormers, a group of knitters from the Cranford area that enjoy creating art with yarn. They "yarn-bombed" the area late yesterday with knitted flowers, rainbows, wraps, and hearts in celebration of Worldwide Knit in ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - There might be some rain this weekend, but there's also a storm on the way - a yarnstorm! Saturday, June 11  Yarnstormers Knit in Public Day, gazebo, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (raindate Sunday) "Thank You for Being a Friend" Pet Adoption Event at Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, 11 ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - An honor many years in the making, six young men from Cranford soared on Sunday as they finally were able to attend a Court of Honor in person to recognize their earned rank of Eagle Scouts. It was a day to "celebrate their faith, commitment, and service," said Scoutmaster Bob ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - It was a colorful display of Pride on Saturday for Cranford Pride Day.  Starting with a "Chalk the Walk" art event at the Cranford Library, which was co-sponsored by the Cranford Unity Project (CUP), families of all kinds designed bracelets, lanterns, keychains, and drew with ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - There are few events happening this weekend in town and nearby if you are looking for a little entertainment to fill the hours.  Saturday, June 4 Chalk the Walk for Pride, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cranford Library Pride Downtown Cranford, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., Alleyway next to ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford took a moment to "appreciate everyone for whoever they are," said Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty, in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month. LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated each year in June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City, which was a "tipping point" in the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The south side of Cranford has a new resident who has reached celebrity status in a few short weeks of making her presence known. She seems to have grown quite comfortable with excited neighbors taking photographs but what has residents a little uncomfortable is her slow-paced stride ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - American flags waving, bands playing, lawn chairs plunked, trucks driving, scouts marching - almost everyone in Cranford has some memory of being a part of the Cranford Memorial Day Parade.   Memorial Day was originally called "Decoration Day," according to research done by the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Hanson Park turned red, white and blue as some of Cranford's littlest citizens paraded around the park with homemade streamers.  It was all a part of a Patriotic Story Time sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy. Hanson Park Conservancy trustee and longtime Cranford educator and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Get your taste buds ready, Cranford because Taste of Cranford returns in one week. An annual fundraiser for Project Home of Cranford, which in conjunction with Downtown Cranford, is a self-guided tasting tour of Cranford restaurants. Project Home is a non-profit organization that ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The moment the doors of Hickory & Hill General Store opened, Cranford resident Stephanie Kanaval was a dedicated customer. She loved the concept and products so much, she got a job there. "I would think of things I'd want to do if I ever opened a store like it," she told TAPinto ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Theater continues to offer a home to independent films and filmmakers with the New Jersey Independent Film Festival. Earlier this year, it hosted the Garden State Film Festival and the homegrown Cranford Film Festival. NJIFF brings "a diverse selection of cutting-edge ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - It's time to lace up your walking shoes and wear whatever purple you have because Relay for Life of Cranford is back in person this year for the first time since 2019. This Friday, May 20, cancer survivors, caretakers, loved ones, and friends will honor those who have survived, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - For those wishing to get out and explore this weekend, here are a few options nearby. Saturday, May 14 Plainfield - Wally Zavy's Annual Classic Custom & Car Bike and Truck Fundraiser Event for Autism Awareness 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., duCret School of Art 1030 Central Ave, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Monday night, Fin O'Neill got to stay up a bit past his bedtime, wear a Cougar head and go for a ride in the blue and gold truck, all thanks to the Cranford High School Baseball team. Fin has FATCO syndrome, a rare, genetic, congenital limb malformation syndrome. All four of Fin's ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford's Eleventh Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day returned in person this year to honor the memory of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The commemoration is a combined effort from the Cranford Clergy Council, Cranford Interfaith Human Relations Committee, St.

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