Giving Back

September 20, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In just its third year, the Westfield YMCA’s Run for Everyone 5K has become a staple on the area September running calendar, while continuing to grow the organization’s dedication to assisting young adults with special needs. This year’s race will kick off on Sunday, Sept. 16, at ...

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CRANFORD - The Project Home of Cranford's annual Town Wide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, September 29th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This is a great opportunity for residents to clean out items they no longer need, make some cash for themselves, and most importantly, help support ...

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CRANFORD - The Mothers’ Center of Central New Jersey (MCCNJ) is very excited to announce its newest program in literacy, Books for Babies. In partnership with select local libraries, MCCNJ is offering families a warm welcome to the world of reading with their babies. Union County families that have ...

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CRANFORD - The third annual Mom Olympics of Cranford will take place on Saturday, September 8th at 12 p.m. “During the Summer Olympics of 2016, the Cougar Squad in town, a group of moms, thought it would be a fun idea to hold their own Olympic event and raise money for a good cause,” said Ally ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will hold its Annual Ira Geller Memorial Walk-a-Thon Saturday, September 15, at Oak Ridge Park in Clark to raise funds for programs and services that support people with disabilities and at-risk youth. Community Access Unlimited, a Union ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The achievements of ten people with disabilities were celebrated last week at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth during the agency's annual Performance Recognition Night. Each of the individuals, all CAU members, were recognized by their fellow members, staff and family ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — “On every ultrasound we had throughout the pregnancy, my son’s face was always hidden by his hands,” Francine Magrone wrote on her website, WalkinSunshineCharity.org. “The technicians would tease me and say he was camera shy.” Francine was 30 weeks pregnant when she noticed that ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department is sponsoring a school supplies drive to help families who are having difficulty providing the proper tools for their children to succeed in school.  From now through September 2, you can drop off items such as markers, glue sticks, erasers, pens, ...

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CRANFORD - Daniel Serna is a Cranford High School student running his fifth annual school supply drive to benefit children whose families are served by Homefirst in Plainfield. Area residents can drop off new school supplies in the donation box at the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Avenue ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - More than seventy local youth learned about the challenges and rewards of independence at the annual Independent City training event held at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth on July 21. Independent City is a mock-community set up in CAU's auditorium consisting of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world. Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a ...

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CRANFORD – On Aug. 4 and 5, Jeff Gold of Cranford will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift of raising $52 million for critical cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. During PMC weekend, over ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets. A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will ...

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CRANFORD - The Township of Cranford Junior Chamber of Commerce (“Jaycees”) held their 12th Annual Golf Outing on Friday, June 22, 2018, at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. The outing raised $8,000.00 which will benefit two worthy community organizations, the Cranford Baseball and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The annual Play for P.I.N.K. golf fundraiser and luncheon took place at Shackamaxon Country Club last week. More than 210 women – including Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle – along with Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith and boxing legend Gerry ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford Baseball & Softball League, “CBSL,” recently received a $500 grant from the Investors Foundation at the Memorial Field Baseball Complex. CBSL has been given the opportunity to host the 9U Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament on July 24 through July 28. The ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Members of Teens for Teens of Union County recently donated $26,000 to provide new furnishings for patient rooms for the teens that live at New Point Specialty, the adolescent psychiatry program at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.  The donation was presented in the form of a ...

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Elizabeth, NJ — Last fall, Bobbi and Craig Anderson were among several hundred guests at the Foster the Dream Gala fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County, a volunteer-powered organization that protects best interests of Union County’s abused, neglected, or abandoned ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Nearly one thousand attendees were thrilled with a very special production of "Annie, Jr." staged by the CAU Community Players, a troupe of actors both with and without developmental disabilities performed at the Rahway High School Center for Performing Arts June 29-July 1. Formed ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Area YMCA is bringing back free Wellness Wednesdays this summer at its main facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield. Members of the community are invited to enjoy the Y’s land and water group exercise classes, swim assessments, open gym and open swim times as well ...

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CRANFORD - At the June General Meeting, the Cranford Knights of Columbus presented Scholarships to nine students at their General Meeting. Andrew Tobin (not pictured) received the Monsignor Louis Fimiani Memorial Award and Elizabeth Walter received the Christine Bagniewski Memorial Award. The other ...

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