CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Nate Halek, varsity tennis player “Nate Halek is Cranford varsity tennis first singles player. Nate is a four year varsity player who demonstrates leadership on and off the court. Nate’s level head and respect for the game, his opponent, and himself  is something other student athletes could use and learn from for their own success. […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Jeannie Padden, varsity lacrosse player “Jeannie Padden is a senior and captain. Her position is attack. She scored her 100th career goal against Millburn and currently has 108 goals to date.” — Coach Samantha Berk What would you bring to a deserted island? “My phone, beach chair and dog are all I need.” What hobbies […]

Celestial bodies can be seen from Cranford observatory

Celestial bodies can be seen from Cranford observatory

CRANFORD, NJ — Amateur Astronomers Inc. is one of the largest astronomy clubs in the United States. With more than 200 members, the group meets weekly at William Miller Sperry Observatory at Union County College in Cranford. The telescopes are open every Friday evening for free celestial viewings, with a free presentation for general audiences on […]

Holocaust recalled on Cranford’s annual Day of Remembrance

CRANFORD, NJ — Elie Wiesel’s quote, “To remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all,” reflects the theme of the sixth annual Cranford Community Holocaust Day of Remembrance held at Orange Avenue School on April 26. The event commemorated Wiesel, author of the famous autobiographical novel, “Night,” by the Romanian-born American Jew based on […]

Ski bums

Ski bums

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford Boy Scout Troop 80 participated in its annual ski trip from March 10 to 12, with more than 23 Scouts and parents enjoying a weekend of skiing, snowboarding and camaraderie at the Summit Lodge in Shawnee Mountain, Pa.

Cranford hosts annual Holocaust Day of Remembrance

CRANFORD, NJ — Elie Wiesel’s quote, “To remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all,” reflects the theme of the sixth annual Cranford Community Holocaust Day of Remembrance held at Orange Avenue School on April 26. The event commemorated Wiesel, author of the famous autobiographical novel, “Night,” by the Romanian-born American Jew based on […]

Seventh annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt delights

Seventh annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt delights

CRANFORD, NJ — On Saturday, April 1, the seventh annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt took place at Hanson Park in Cranford. Each year the egg hunt is held in honor of his memory. “The Friends of Colin is a youth-run, 501(c)3 charity founded in loving memory of our friend, Colin Maher,” Ryan McGann of Cranford […]

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 […]