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Future Leaders of Union County Nonprofit Community Celebrated at Inaugural Graduation

September 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The future leaders of Union County's nonprofit community were celebrated on Thursday at the graduation of the inaugural class of the Union County Non-Profit Leadership Fellows Institute, held at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth. The institute's Class of 2018 comprised 24 social services professionals from an array of the county's nonprofit ...

Charity Ice Cream Sale at Trinity Cranford Sunday September 23rd 11:30AM

CRANFORD - Trinity Cranford Episcopal Church is hosting a charity ice cream sale on Sunday, September 23rd from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Sherlock Hall at Trinity Church, 119 Forest Avenue, Cranford, NJ.

"Proceeds from the sale will benefit The Good Shepherd Home for Children in Cameroon that cares for orphaned children." said Marion Nechuta, Trinity's ...

Cranford Girl Scouts Receive Silver Award For Bikeway Project

CRANFORD - Girl Scouts of Cranford Troop 40534 has recently completed a Silver Award project. The Silver Award is the second-highest award in Girl Scouting. To complete the award, three girls from Troop 40534 worked together on a project to improve their community. The girls decided to focus their project on Cranford’s bikeways. Upon investigation, the girls discovered that ...

1st Annual Charlie's Angel Prostate Cancer Walk to Be held September 29

CRANFORD - The 1st Annual Charlie’s Angel Prostate Cancer Walk honoring the memory of Charlie Robert Bathelus, will be held at Nomahegan Park in Cranford on Saturday, September 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The new non-profit foundation and its work, are in honor of the late Charlie Robert Bathelus, father of Elizabeth Board of Education member Charlene Bathelus. Mr. Bathelus who died ...

Kids Will Get Gussied Up In Run Up to Westfield YMCA 5K

WESTFIELD, NJ – It's not every day that young athletes and young adults and teens with special needs get the opportunity to sport designers such as Gucci and Armani, but that's just what they'll do Saturday night.

Members of the Westfield Area YMCA Flyers youth track team and participants in the YMCA’s Dragonfly Program, which offers recreational and ...

Two Cranford Residents Take Oath to Advocate For Area Foster Youth

CRANFORD - Cranford is among 11 Union County towns represented last week by volunteers sworn in as court appointed special advocates (CASAs), thanks to residents Judy Eisenhardt and Dorothy Wolf.

“When someone asks me how I joined CASA,” noted Eisenhardt, “I tell them, ‘I didn’t find CASA. CASA found me.’ I first heard about CASA seven ...

Heart Pillows Donated to Trinitas Radiation Oncology Department by Seniors from Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford

ELIZABETH, NJ - Staff, and residents of the Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford made a special road trip to the Radiation Oncology Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center on September 6. The visit had a purpose, to deliver 27 handcrafted heart pillows to be donated to patients undergoing Radiation treatments at Trinitas.

Jaye Shear the Engage Life Director from Atria was joined by ...

Charity Car Wash To Be Held For Two Cranford High Students

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department, Cranford Police Athletic League, and Cranford High School Class of 2022 are holding a car wash fundraiser for students Nicholas Swandrak and Ray Schwartz on Sunday, September 16th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Lincoln School, 132 Thomas Street, Cranford.

Swandrak is an upcoming freshman at Cranford High School and son of ...

Cranford Police Department Initiates Bicycle Patrol Unit With Assistance From Hilltop Bicycles

CRANFORD - Hilltop Bicycles of Cranford donated a new bicycle to the Cranford Police Department as part of the department's ongoing efforts to start a Bicycle Patrol Unit.

The bicycle donated, a Raleigh Cadent electric bike, has an estimated value of $2,800. The Cranford Police Department has already registered two officers for bicycle patrol training in ...

Community Access Unlimited Helps Local Students and Adults with Disabilities Prepare for Employment

ELIZABETH, NJ - Despite possessing work habits that make them excellent candidates, people with disabilities experience increased rates of discrimination and difficulty finding employment, according to local nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU).

CAU, which supports people with disabilities, has long worked to address this problem by preparing its members for employment. In October 2017, ...


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Monster Dash 5k and Fun Run

September 17, 2018

Project Home of Cranford will be hosting their annual 5K Monster Dash on Saturday, October 27 in Nomahegan Park starting at 9:30 a.m. and a 1-Mile Family Fun Run starting at 9:00 a.m. Runners and walkers are welcomed to run or walk in costume. There will also be a collection of non-perishable foods at the race to help stock the Cranford Family Care pantry.  

Free t-shirt to all ...