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White House Floral Arranger Coming to Cranford Community Center!


Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 PM as we welcome Cathy Miller, dried flower designer, lecturer and author.  She will be presenting her program, "It's Holiday Time," at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave.  After decades of creating beautiful dried-flower arrangements for the White House, Mrs. Miller has many stories to share!  She will be demonstrating how to create a mix of fresh and dried flower arrangements. Participants will have the chance to win one of four door prizes, including two of the arrangements made during the evening, as well as a copy of her book, Harvesting, Preserving & Arranging Dried Flowers.  The cost will be $10 (for members of Hanson Park Conservancy) & $15 (non-members).  Please go to to register.  Payment is due at time of registration.  

Though music was a dominant factor in her early life, Cathy Miller’s love of flowers made her an avid gardener as well! After she and her husband settled in Wyckoff, Cathy joined the Wyckoff Garden Club and later served as president. She was the recipient of many blue ribbons as well as the coveted Tricolor and Creativity Awards, locally and at state levels. Her first article appeared in Family Circle magazine in June of 1976 and since then she has completed dozens of assignments for several home and garden publications, as well as appearing on many TV programs.  Her crowning achievement came in October 1979, when she made her first trip to the White House to create some of her very own dried flower arrangements!

Proceeds go towards the Hanson Park Conservancy and their efforts to beautify and maintain Hanson Park, as well as their educational programs and workshops.

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Union County College Foundation’s 3rd “Close the Gap” Campaign Surpasses Goal

July 18, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – With over 150 guests and volunteers in attendance, the Union County College Foundation surpassed their goal and raised nearly $55,000 at their 3rd Annual Close the Gap Campaign cocktail reception. Held on July 11, in the Richel Student Commons at the College’s Cranford campus, this campaign was developed by a small group of dedicated community volunteers to support the ...

Complete the Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence (PACE) Program at Union County College in Five Weeks

CRANFORD – Union County College will be offering the American Society of Administrative Professionals PACE Certification (Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence) from Monday, July 23 through August 22. If you are an executive assistant, office manager, paralegal, program analyst, benefits administrator, supervisor or meetings and events planner, this program is for you.

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Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

July 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

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