Cranford woman wins award

CRANFORD, NJ — Nancy Benz of Cranford was recognized by the Union County Commission on the Status of Women for the 2016 Woman of Excellence Award in the Category of Mental Health. She is a licensed professional counselor and certified clinical mental health counselor who works with families and residents throughout Union County. In addition to […]

Meditations exhibit opens at Rahway Arts Guild

Meditations exhibit opens at Rahway Arts Guild

RAHWAY, NJ — Arts Guild of Rahway Director Lawrence Cappiello hosted the Meditations Exhibit opening on April 24. The exhibit will remain open to the public until May 19. “Meditations” refers to the clarity and precision of the works selected to be featured in this exhibit. Local artist Gary Godbee of Westfield is one of the […]

Creating lasting change for families in crisis

Creating lasting change for families in crisis

CRANFORD, NJ — In today’s economy almost anything is possible, and many people are facing financial difficulty. Project Home of Cranford is a nonprofit organization that works to help residents of Cranford at risk of losing their home due to illness, unemployment, or other crisis situations. The funds they earn are distributed by Cranford Family Care, […]

Cranford residents are eligible for FEMA grants

CRANFORD, NJ — Residents of Cranford are aware of the flooding issues that have plagued the town for decades, and on April 21, an emergency meeting was called to discuss a time-sensitive issue regarding a flood mitigation assistance program. “The town discussed plans to reach out to homeowners who have experienced flood damage in the past,” […]

Historical society integral to Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Historical Society takes residents back almost 100 years in time. The society was formed in 1927, when Wesley A. Stanger Sr. and a group of Cranford’s citizens decided they wanted to start a collection that would preserve the town and demonstrate what a special place it’s been. It continues growing and […]

A wild time at Trailside anniversary celebration

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — On April 22, Earth Day commemorated the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. Wild Earth Fest, on April 24, celebrated Earth Day as well as the anniversary of Trailside Nature and Science Center, in Mountainside. This year marked 75 years for the first nature center in New Jersey. It was a beautiful […]

Young artist shares vision for Union County PAC

RAHWAY, NJ — Justin Remo may only be a freshman at Ramapo High School, but he’s also an aspiring artist with a creative new vision for Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. On April 16, Remo’s father and executive director of UCPAC, Brian Remo, credited his son with creating a new opportunity for a different […]

Essential oils at the library

FANWOOD, NJ — Former Fanwood resident Delsa Richards returned to New Jersey to share her passion for essential oils with residents in the area on April 14 at the Mountainside Public Library. Aside from explaining the various uses of essential oils, she also shared some of her favorites with the group. Each type of oil is […]

Fanwood is Rockin’ for Autism

FANWOOD, NJ — To help support her brother, Ethan, and other people with autism, Mallory Banks organized a Rockin’ for Autism festival, held at LaGrande Park in Fanwood on April 16. The event began with an opening announcement from Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, followed by a performance by GoodWorks, a rock and soul band dedicated to […]

Fun for the whole flock at Clark event

CLARK, NJ — Residents of the Clark area were invited to the town’s Robinson Plantation to watch the shearing of two sheep, Desdemona and Ophelia, on April 17. The sheep arrived with fully grown coats of wool from Stony Hill Farm in Flemington and their wool will go to a wool bank at Rutgers University. Desdemona […]