Cranford FamilyCare Seeking Donations for Summer Pantry

June 21, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford FamilyCare is seeking donations as summer begins.

The organization is asking for tuna, mayonnaise, snacks, instant mashed potatoes, rice mixes, canned pasta, canned hash, chili, condiments, complete pancake mix, peas, corn, baked beans and coffee.

“We have a very low pantry beginning to summer and really need some help,” Cranford FamilyCare wrote on ...

Cranford Girl Scouts Receive Gold and Silver Awards

GARWOOD, NJ – Cranford’s Amanda Bush and Mary Grace McNamara recently received Gold Awards, a Girl Scout’s highest honor, at a ceremony held by the Girl Scouts of Cranford at the Westwood in Garwood.

Gold Award projects require a minimum 80 hours of work and require the girls to create a plan, enact the plan and gathering feedback to inspire and educate others .Bush, a ...

Cranford H.S. Blood Drive Held for Retired Teacher

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford High School held a blood drive in honor of recently retired physical and driver’s education teacher Gene Melleno, who taught at Cranford High School for 35 years and coached girls basketball and tennis.
“It’s amazing to see the number of students that came out to donate not just for the gift of life, but also in Mr. Melleno’s honor,” ...

Cranford Rocks: A Cranford Resident's Act of Kindness

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford resident Kristen Mider has been making Cranford kinder, one rock at a time.

Mider, who moved to Cranford from Brooklyn three years ago, has been painting rocks with her children to hide around town for people to discover. She participated in “Kindness Rocks” in Brooklyn, and brought the tradition to Cranford to honor a friend who lost her son to ...

Cranford High Assistance Program Continues Effort to Help Homeless Veterans

CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford High Assistance Program, a program comprised of students devoted to volunteer work, helped fill backpacks with toiletries for a nonprofit organization, Backpacks for Life, around Thanksgiving.

Backpacks for Life is an organization that helps raise money and awareness for homeless veterans. This time around, the students held two bake sales and used the profits to ...

Cranford Honors 86 Fallen Veterans in Memorial Day Services

CRANFORD, NJ – Veterans, scouts, students and service dogs attended Cranford’s Memorial Day celebration Monday morning, held in the gymnasium of the Cranford Community Center due to rain.

Cranford Boy and Girl Scouts held 86 flags, each one listed with the name of a Cranford veteran who died in service. As the names were read, the flag bearing said name was lowered in their ...

Cranford Girl Scouts Create Community Garden for Cranford Family Cares

CRANFORD, NJ – Forty-eight girl scout troops in Cranford worked together to build a community garden at the United Methodist Church that will provide vegetables and herbs to Cranford Family Cares.

The garden is part of the “Sow What?” Girl Scout Leadership Journey for senior level troops in 9th and 10th grade. The troops collaborated with Girl Scouts from Mt. Saint ...

Friends of Colin to Hold Annual "Call for a Cure" Benefit Concert

CRANFORD, NJ – Friends of Colin will host its fifth annual “Call for a Cure” concert at Cranford High School to raise funds for Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects children and young adults.

The concert was started five years by CHS graduate Cara Costa to raise money for Friends of Colin. Specifically, the money raised is given to Dr. Jeffery Toretsky, a ...

Cranford Students Raise Awareness, Funds for Autism

CRANFORD, NJ - Special Education students at Cranford High did their part during Autism Awareness Month in April, raising $745, which was donated to Autism Speaks to help fund research.

The Cranford Special Education students sold Autism Awareness T-shirts and encouraged their classmates to wear them every Friday in support of Autism Awareness.

In addition to the T-shirts, the students sold ...

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CFEE Awards Grants to Support Innovation in the Cranford Public Schools

June 14, 2017

The Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence has awarded nearly $23,000 in grants to fund innovative classroom projects in the Cranford public schools for the 2017-2018 school year. The grants will bring new resources to students at all levels—from kindergarten through high school—and across subjects, from science and literacy to math and music. 

The Board of Education ...