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Fanwood Candidates at Party In The Park

Fanwood Borough Council candidates Tom Kranz and Kathy Mitchell, 3rd and 4th from left, visit with members of the Fanwood Rescue Squad who were standing by at the Party In the Park on June 25th at LaGrande Park.
Council candidate Tom Kranz, Rescue Squad EMT Jamie Pedinoff, Councilwoman Kathy Mitchell, Rescue Squad EMTs Liz Buckridee, Karolyn Buckridee and member Brian Downing.
The big movie screen ready for a showing of Paranorman. Free movies will be shown every Tuesday at dusk in LaGrande Park through mid-August.

Fanwood Borough Council candidates Kathy Mitchell and Tom Kranz greeted voters at the annual Party In The Park on June 25 at LaGrande Park.  The Party in the Park launched the Tuesday free movie series, a staple at LaGrande Park for a number of summers now. Kranz and Mitchell also chatted with members of the Fanwood Rescue Squad, which was on stand-by duty at the event. Mayor Colleen Mahr joined them at the ambulance. Mitchell is seeking a sixth term on the Borough Council. Kranz is running for the council seat now held by Anthony Parenti, who is not running for re-election.

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Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

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