Elizabeth Coalition Announces Honorees for Annual Benefit for Homeless and At-risk Youth

April 27, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless has announced their 2017 annual reception, affectionately titled “There’s No Place Like Home,” on Wednesday, May 17 at the Grand Summit Hotel in Summit, NJ. Proceeds from the event will go towards Bernice’s Place, an after-school and summer program for homeless and at-risk children. Honorees include: Catherine ...

Cranford's Aaryn Wichelns to Captain Team in Walk for MS Five Years after Receiving Diagnosis

CLARK, NJ – Although Aaryn Wichelns was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis during her junior year at CHS, she said she is determined to show the world that MS is a part of her, but does not define her.

Wichelns, who is set to start her senior year at Kean in 2017, will be a team captain during this year’s MS Walk at Clark’s Oak Ridge Park on Saturday, April 29. She got ...

Cranford Volunteers Help the Rahway River in Annual Cleanup

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford residents spread out across the town today to clean the Rahway River in the town’s annual clean up as a celebration of Earth Day. The cleanup was held in association with Girls Scout Troop 40444, Boy Scout Troop 80 and members of the Rahway River Watershed Association

The town-wide river cleanup began at 8 a.m. and ended at 1 p.m. Participants spread out ...

Cranford Resident to Return from Two Years Abroad with Peace Corps.

CRANFORD, NJ- Patti Mansbach, a Cranford resident and 2010 graduate of Cranford High School, will return home on April 29 after two years of volunteer work with the Peace Corps.

Mansbach graduated from Simmons college in 2014 with a degree in finance. Since March 2015, she has lived in Senegal, a country on Africa’s west coast, after joining the Peace Corps to experience living and ...

Cranford Girl Scouts Celebrate Girl Scout Week

CRANFORD, NJ- All three of Orange Avenue School’s 7th grade Girl Scout Cadette troops joined forces to help Cranford’s senior citizens and work with Cranford Family Care during 2017’s Girl Scout Week.

The three troops teamed up to bake breads for Cranford Family Care and make spring-themed cards for Cranford seniors and residents of Atria Cranford.

“It was both ...

Mother Seton High School Sponsors Carnival for the Cure

CLARK, NJ – Mother Seton High School recently hosted a “Carnival for the Cure” to support the school’s Relay for Life team.  The team, named “Setters for Survival,” and the student council welcomed over 90 students and guests to a night of sports, games of chance, dance and fun.

Among the activities were classes in Zumba, yoga and tap dancing. Getting ...

Cranford DAR Presents Township Committee with Historic Preservation Recognition Award

CRANFORD, NJ- The Crane’s Ford chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented the township committee with an award they received for preserving the World War I flagpole at Post Office Plaza at last night’s committee meeting.

According to Barbara Krause, DAR program chairman, the flagpole was erected in 1918 to honor the Cranford military that served in WWI. In 2003, ...

Cranford Relay for Life Team Prepares for Surprise Easter Egg Hunt Service

CRANFORD, NJ- A group of middle school boys and their mothers are taking on a new role this weekend: Easter bunnies.

The Cougars for a Cure Relay for Life team are providing Cranford’s homes with an egg hunt service. For $25 or $50, a customer can order 35 or 75 eggs filled with candy and toys to be hidden in his or her lawn on Saturday night after dark. The team, consisting of about ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Work at Community Food Bank

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison were joined by their families in a service effort at The Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside on April 1.

The W-H team sorted, packaged, sealed, and loaded boxes of food for families across the region. They processed several thousand pounds of food and household goods.

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Cranford Students Join Fight Against Childhood Cancer with UDance

CRANFORD, NJ - Brian Rubin and Marissa Dankowsky of Cranford participated in UDance at the University of Delaware to raise money for charity.  UDance is the university's largest student-run philanthropy benefiting the Wilmington, Delaware based Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. In March, the organization celebrated a year's worth of fundraising during its 11th annual twelve-hour dance ...

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The MAX Challenge of Cranford Raised $4,000 for Special Olympics, Cranford Young Athletes

April 28, 2017

The Max Challenge, Cranford hosted a series of classes, “Fit For the Cause” for the 2nd Annual MAX Challenge Day of Giving.

The MAX Challenge of Cranford along with fellow franchisee owners, managers, instructors, and 20,000 plus MAX Challenge members took part in the 2nd Annual MAX Challenge Day of Giving Charity event on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017.  The MAX of Cranford ...

Thank You, Jersey Mike's of Westfield!

April 16, 2017

The Westfield Area YMCA would like to thank Jersey Mike’s in Westfield for donating all of its sales from May 29 to support the Y’s financial assistance program. The event raised $3,676!  

Jersey Mike’s truly believes in giving back to the community, and we are fortunate to be the beneficiary of their generosity.  All of the May 29 proceeds will help ...