Guest speaker digs deep on backyard composting

CRANFORD, NJ — Hanson Park Conservancy and the Cranford Environmental Commission celebrated Earth Week with guest speaker Virginia Lamb, who gave a backyard-composting presentation on Tuesday, April 18, at the Cranford Community Center. The five essential elements of composting were explained in the presentation: the carbon-to-nitrogen ratio, volume, moisture, aeration and surface area. “Compost needs to […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Lauren Grossmith, varsity cheerleader Lauren is a senior who cheers for football, basketball and wrestling. What’s your favorite dance? “The Cupid Shuffle, because it’s a song that everyone can dance to.” Do you have a pen pal? “In second grade, I sent a Flat Stanley to my friend named Jessica, who lives in Arizona.” Who […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Taliyah Avent, varsity cheerleader Taliyah is a senior who cheers for football, basketball and wrestling. Wht’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your life? “Never be afraid to pursue goals and dreams, because I never want to look back on my life and have regrets.” Who would play you in a movie about your life? “Kyla Pratt […]

Cranford High School to present moving ‘Letters to Sala’

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford High School’s Academy of Performing Arts will present “Letters to Sala,” a drama about the Holocaust, on Friday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m., at the Cranford High School auditorium, 201 West End Place, Cranford. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 per person or online at https://chs.booktix.com/. This full-length […]

Cranford becomes the first town in county with Tasers

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford is the first municipality in Union County to issue Tasers to a limited number of officers. “The Tasers will be carried by two veteran officers who have completed crisis intervention training,” Chief James Wozniak told LocalSource during a phone interview on April 10. “The reason we decided to carry them is to […]

‘Slice of Life’ art show is hosted in Cranford

‘Slice of Life’ art show is hosted in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — The Artist Framer in Cranford hosted the opening for its annual art show, which featured the works of 65 artists from New Jersey, on Friday, March 10. This year’s theme was “A Slice of Life,” and the artists used their own interpretations to create 8-by-8-inch works of art. “There’s nothing more peaceful than […]

Patterson named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Patterson named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford VFW Post 335 has recognized Capt. Guy Patterson as VFW Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, according to a press release on Monday, March 13, from the VFW. Patterson has worked for the Cranford Police Department since the beginning of his career in 1999. “I started my career in the patrol division […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Christina Barlik, varsity shot putter “Christina Barlik has been a natural leader and tough competitor ever since she joined the Cranford track and field team. She gives 100 percent in every practice and competition, and provides the younger athletes with a positive role model. She recently capped off her best season by setting a school […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Trey Pascual, varsity pole vaulter “Trey Pascual has made tremendous improvement since his debut and just completed an incredible season where he won a state sectional title in the pole vault and qualified for the NJ Meet of Champions by clearing a height of 13 feet. In addition, Trey teamed with Mark Lynch to win […]

Evening of traditional Irish music comes to Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — On Thursday, March 16, husband and wife duo Dennis Gormley and Kathy DeAngelo performed traditional Irish music at Cranford Community Center. The duo call themselves “McDermott’s Handy,” in honor of fiddler Ed McDermott. “I learned to play Irish music from my mother who was Irish,” DeAngelo said during the performance. “She used to […]