Giving Back

May 30, 2020

CRANFORD – The Girl Scouts of Cranford (Service Unit 48) announced that it has been awarded the President’s Award by the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Council. According to the release, the President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a service-delivery team whose exemplary service in support ...

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CRANFORD – More than 325 Girl Scouts of Cranford participated in a coordinated effort to honor the 86 Cranford residents who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. At 10:00 a.m. on Memorial Day, the uniformed Girl Scouts appeared on their front steps, porches, and lawns of ...

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CRANFORD - This past Saturday, The Cranford PBA Local 52, Cranford FMBA Local 37, and FLAG of Cranford teamed up to organize a food drive in the parking lot of Strength & Fitness Gym to help those most in need during these difficult times. Over 300 cars dropped off donations between 10 a.m.

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Participating restaurants in the gift card donations were The Cranford Hotel, Rustic Mill Diner, Pizzeria Bel Giardino, Vinny's Pizza & Pasta, and Fresh Press Juice Co. of Cranford. CRANFORD - As our policemen, firemen, and EMTs work around the clock on the frontline to protect and serve in ...

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CRANFORD - Are you looking for a way to help those in need?  The Downtown Cranford office has launched a "Care Package Campaign" that gives back to health care heroes, as well as residents in local nursing homes. Participating retailers will be offering items for $10 or $20, which will be ...

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CRANFORD - Bob Wischusen, radio voice of the NY Jets and resident of Cranford, donated lunch to workers of the Union County COVID-19 drive-thru testing facility this past week.  Wischusen also took the time to greet his wife, Julie (red scarf in photo), a nurse who is volunteering her time ...

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CRANFORD - Located in the heart of Downtown Cranford, River and Rail Cantina warmed the hearts of service industry and hospitality workers whose jobs have been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak with a free lunch on Monday. There was no need to purchase anything - the deal was no strings ...

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CRANFORD - Last April, the Cranford Police Department announced that it was partnering with local animal rescues in an effort to find loving and forever homes for dogs in need. The October featured Dog of the Month was Leo, at the time a 2 1/2 year old neutered corgi mix that had ...

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CRANFORD – The Girl Scouts of Cranford (Service Unit 48) hosted nearly 200 Girl Scouts of all ages at its 7th Annual Pinewood Derby. Senior Troop 40444 of Cranford High School organized the day of races held on Saturday, February 8 at the Cranford United Methodist Church. Girls of all ages used ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department Cycling Team is hosting a "Bowl for Blue" Police Unity Tour Fundraiser on Sunday, February 16 at Garwood Lanes from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.  Tickets for the fundraiser are $50 for adults and $20 for children, which includes bowling, food, beer, wine, and soda.

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It is time for Project Home of Cranford’s annual Ladies' Night Out. This year’s event is on Wednesday March 25, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Westwood, 438 North Ave in Garwood.  The evening includes a sit-down dinner with wine, a tricky tray auction with a large variety of items and ...

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CRANFORD - Are you looking for a way to give back in 2020? Want to find a way to help your Cranford neighbors in need or just looking to get involved in the Cranford Community? Then come to the Project Home of Cranford Prospective Member Meeting on Wednesday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hanson ...

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CRANFORD - Fire heavily damaged a home at 48 South Lenhome Drive in Cranford on Thursday night.  There were no reported injuries in the blaze, but the family of the home did lose a pet and another is in critical condition. The Cranford community is rallying behind the family of the fire and ...

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CRANFORD - Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals was killed Tuesday afternoon shortly before officials say the suspects, David Anderson and Francine Graham, attacked a kosher grocery store in Jersey City. Detective Seals was identified as a 15-year police veteran, according to law ...

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CRANFORD – The temperatures were cold, but the hearts were warm and hands were busy at the annual decorating of the Cranford Christmas tree, which was hosted by Brownie Troop 40455. According to the release, more than 400 Girl Scouts of Cranford (Service Unit 48) participated in the event which ...

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CRANFORD – Members of the Girl Scouts of Cranford (Service Unit 48) kicked off the holiday season by creating hundreds of holiday cards for members of the United States military. According to the release, more than a dozen troops encompassing the Daisy, Brownie and Junior levels gathered at the ...

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CRANFORD - Veterans Peter Klein and Daniel Sullivan were honored at the Cranford VFW Post 335 on Wednesday, October 23 for their selfless service in D-Day. The celebration was paid for by Barry O'Donovan, owner of the Kilkenny House, with the funds raised at the 11th Annual Kilkenny House Golf ...

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CRANFORD – The Girl Scouts of Cranford (Service Unit 48) celebrated the efforts of Girl Scout Junior Troop 40856, and Cadette Troops 40013, 40196, and 40222 during the 2019 Bronze Award ceremony. The Bronze Award is the third highest award bestowed by Girl Scouts of the USA. It was introduced by ...

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CRANFORD - PROM-ise To The Community is a NJ non-profit formed in 2019 by a group of Cranford residents seeking to benefit local families with children battling cancer. Its mission is to alleviate some of the financial burden families endure due to the cost of treatments, having to miss work, or ...

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CRANFORD - Bridgewater Township Mayor Daniel J. Hayes, Jr. formally announced the Township will observe October as Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Month annually, in memory of beloved resident and former Cranford teacher, Donna M. Karlis, who passed from the incurable disease in 2017 at age ...

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CRANFORD - Hundreds gathered for the inaugural Team ROAR 5K and 1-Mile Walk on Sunday at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater. It was held in memory of Donna M. Karlis, a former Cranford teacher and resident. Karlis died after a brave and inspiring battle with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in ...

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CRANFORD - She was working in a salon that valued more of a quantity over quality model. When people who needed more time and attention came in, she would be scolded for taking the extra care in making it as stress free as possible.  Fast forward a few years and she is now running her own salon.

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CRANFORD - Two weeks ago, residents packed the front lawn of the Cranford Police Department headquarters and in the Patrolman Robert F. Hand Plaza for Cranford National Night Out.  On display were police cars and firetrucks, a rock-climbing wall, food trucks, inflatables for the kids to play on, ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford resident Chris Tobin is among the latest community volunteers to successfully train as advocates for Union County youth removed from home due to abuse or neglect, and now living in foster care. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County is the only organization ...

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CRANFORD - The Union County Sheriff's Office and Policemens Benevolent Association (PBA) Local 108 are hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, September 14 for a sick Union County Sheriff's Officer. Officer Ashley Kreig, 28, is a life-long resident of Cranford who graduated from the John H.

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CRANFORD - Cranford High School senior Daniel Serna is running his sixth 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, located at 220 ...

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CRANFORD - This past Sunday, the second annual Cranford Community Night was held at TD Bank Ballpark with the Somerset Patriots.  Tickets were available to Cranford residents for $12 with $3.50 from each ticket being donated to the Cranford Baseball & Softball Leagues. In total, 219 tickets ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to Kayleigh Talbot, Adam Eichholtz, and Brendan Hanlon on receiving scholarships from the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce. Talbot and Eichholtz each received community service scholarships for their volunteerism and Hanlon was awarded the Kurt Petschow, Sr. Memorial ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford Township Community Night with the Somerset Patriots will be held at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, July 14. The evening of family fun begins at 3 p.m. featuring a pre-game Youth Baseball Clinic with Somerset Patriots players. Other pre-game festivities featuring teams and ...

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CRANFORD –On the evening of May 22nd, the Girl Scouts of Cranford, Service Unit 48, presented the national organization’s most prestigious honor – the Gold Award – to three young women of Cranford. The Gold Award recipients – Lauren Manning, Lindsay Aschmies, and Sarah Hoffman - were honored at ...

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