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Cranford Residents Practice Fitness and Mindfulness at "Get Fit Cranford"

April 22, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford residents milled in and out of “Get Fit Cranford!” all day on Sunday.

The event, held in the municipal fire lot, was organized by Ashley Legg, a volunteer for Cranford Community Connection and owner of Legg Day Fitness.

“It’s such a beautiful day,” Legg said. “It’s been a lot of fun because it’s all about ...

Cranford Community Connection Aims to Promote Health & Wellness with "Get Fit Cranford"

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford Community Connection is promoting healthy living throughout the community with “Get Fit Cranford.”

The event, open to Cranford residents of all ages, aims to improve overall health and happiness, according to Ashley Legg, a volunteer for Cranford Community Connection and owner of Legg Day Fitness.

“As a Cranford resident and volunteer, I ...

Cranford Mom Aims to Delay & Monitor Smartphone Use with "Wait a Bit Cranford Area" Support Group

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford’s Pam Boccia is bringing the “Wait Until 8th” movement to the area with a new support group, “Wait a Bit Cranford Area.”

“Wait Until 8th” offers resources to parents who would like to delay and monitor smartphone use for their children until at least eighth grade. The group asks parents to sign a pledge agreeing to wait ...

Loving Mother Thankful for Support During National Autism Awareness Month

ELIZABETH, NJ - Christopher Rodriguez sat at his dining room table pointing to images to explain what food he wanted from Schlier Langhorn, while his mother, Rosemaria Rodriguez, watched and his Australian Shepherd sat beside him hoping for a treat.

Each time Christopher, who is on the Autistic spectrum in addition to being epileptic, completed the exercise, Rodriguez beamed in delight. She ...

Cranford Pool & Fitness Center to Present Free "Learn-to-Swim Fests" For Adults

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Pool & Fitness Center will present an adult “Learn-to-Swim Fest” next month as part of the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation’s “Adult Learn-to-Swim Month.”

The CPFC and Cranford Masters Swimming will offer two free festival dates for anyone older than age 18 who wants to learn to swim or improve their swimming skills. The ...

Cranford Pool and Fitness Center to Introduce Life Jacket Policy Following Aquatic Grant & Donation

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Pool and Fitness Center will introduce a new life jacket policy following a grant from the Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) and a donation from the Kenilworth VFW.

The fitness center previously did not allow life jackets in its pools, but the policy will change with a new inventory of life jackets, according to a press release from the ...

Deputy Health Commissioner Visits Trinitas Regional Medical Center for Commendation on 97% Flu Vaccine Rate

ELIZABETH, NJ - New Jersey Department of Health Principal Deputy Commissioner Jackie Cornell, paid a special visit to Trinitas Regional Medical Center on Monday to speak to staff about the importance of flu vaccination and prevention, and commend the hospital on its high staff vaccination rate.

On behalf of the Acting Health Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner Cornell commended the efforts of ...

Susan G. Komen's Annual Pink Tie Event Raises Funds, Awareness

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. And every 13 minutes, a woman will lose her battle with the disease. These are mothers, sisters, wives, and friends. 

Susan G. Komen was one of them. After the Texas native passed away from breast cancer, her sister founded the Susan G. Komen Foundation and it blossomed into a ...

Mother's Center of Central NJ Announces 7th Annual "Miles with Moms" 5k

CRANFORD, NJ – For the seventh consecutive year, the Mother’s Center of Central NJ will host a “Miles with Moms” 5k and one-mile fun run.

The run raises funds for the center, which seeks to provide a community of support and empowerment for local moms, according to the center’s website.

“To raise funds for the center, we used to sell gently used ...

Local Adults with Disabilities Shine During National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two members of Community Access Unlimited with developmental disabilities are shining this month as they and the agency celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Both are prime examples of this year's theme for the month, "See Me For Me."

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month was created in 1987 to “increase public ...

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Due to Popular Demand, Union County Offers More CPR Classes

April 21, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ -  Due to popular demand, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced, two additional CPR training classes have been added in May. Three sessions were previously scheduled in April and are already fully booked.

All classes are open to the general public.

“I encourage all Union County residents to learn basic first aid and emergency ...