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Cranford Radio presents the sounds and voices of Cranford, New Jersey.

Cranford Radio presents the sounds and voices of Cranford, New Jersey.

Cranford Radio presents the sounds and voices of Cranford, New Jersey.
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Cranford Radio presents the sounds and voices of Cranford, New Jersey.




Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of March 16

Students at Cranford schools took part in events to honor the 17 victims of the school shooting in Florida last month and the first candidate for the Cranford Township Committee has announced his candidacy. These stories top Cranford news this week. Cool weather and spring sports are on tap for this St. Patrick's Day weekend, and the CHS spring musical and a touring college choir performance will keep you busy.


Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of March 9

This week's headlines look at the snow and the problems it caused as well as a "shelter in place" which affected two Cranford schools. Cranford baseball season kicks off Friday afternoon in a home contest and we'll get to enjoy some sunshine Saturday and Sunday.


Getting to Know Commissioner Patrick Giblin

While Patrick Giblin is at the start of his second three-year term on the Cranford Township Committee, Cranford Radio looks to learn a little more about those people who volunteer their time to serve the town in elective office beyond their public role. Continuing a series where we previously interviewed Mayor Tom Hannen and Commissioner Mary O'Connor, we sat down with Commissioner Giblin to hear about his early years and what drew him to elective office.


Legally Blonde Is CHS Spring Musical

Dancing, singing and acting all come together in the Cranford High School spring musical, Legally Blonde. The play will be presented on March 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, March 18 at 2 pm. Several members of the cast, Katrina Wischusen, Daniel Klimko, Nora Sullivan, Noah Wohlsen, Max Kopla and Haley Baranowski took time out after a rehearsal to talk to Cranford Radio about the play and their thoughts on being a part of it.


Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of March 2

If we can make it through some rough weather Friday and early Saturday morning, it looks like a pretty good weekend. In the headlines from the past week, Gabe Bailer has assumed the role of Downtown Director from the retired Kathleen Miller Prunty. The survey for the draft downtown strategic plan is now available for your comments. There will be extended hours for the Cranford Public Library starting in April. The girls swimming team and the cheerleading squad will be busy this weekend and...


Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of February 23

Residents received an update on a draft of the Downtown Cranford strategic plan Thursday evening and the superintendent of schools sent a letter to parents following the mass murder at a Florida high school. These stories top Cranford Radio headlines for the week of February 23. The CHS wrestlers and the Union County College Owls are in tournaments this weekend and rain dominates the weekend forecast.


Public Provides Feedback on Downtown Cranford Strategic Plan

A number of township residents, business owners and downtown property owners gathered Thursday evening at the Community Center to hear a presentation on a strategic plan that's being developed for Downtown Cranford. Following the presentation, they were given the opportunity to rate the goals and objectives in the draft plan. The presentation was given by Anthony Durante, the chairman of the District Management Corporation and the head of the Strategic Planning Committee. He spoke with...


New Production Opens at Cranford Dramatic Club

The third production of the Cranford Dramatic Club's season is now playing at the Winans Avenue playhouse. Crimes of the Heart is being performed the weekends of February 16 and 22. Cranford Radio spoke with director Maurice Moran and Cranford resident Maeve Brady, who plays Lenny.


Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of February 16

This weekend's update brings you news from the Downtown Management Corporation and the Cranford Police Department. It's tournament time for Cranford High School sports and it looks like winter weather will make a messy return to the area Saturday night. Get all the news, sports, weather and weekend events in this Presidents' Day Weekend edition of Cranford Radio Headlines.


Little Buffalo Offers a Taste of Western New York in Cranford

Buffalo wings are seemingly available in almost every restaurant these days. A native of the Buffalo area recently opened a restaurant in Downtown Cranford that lets area residents not only see how the originals taste but also offers some other favorites from Western New York. Michael Maggio is the owner of Little Buffalo and we sat down in the restaurant after the lunch rush to talk about it and what led him to open an eatery.


Cesar-Kai Academy and The Max Challenge Offer Fitness for All Ages

You might not see the Cesar-Kai Academy or The MAX Challenge as you drive past 777 Walnut Avenue, but tucked in the rear of the building are two Cranford businesses that will help anyone from three to 93 get and stay in shape. Mario Cesario has made his passion for fitness a business that's continuing to grow with a new center in Watchung and, coming soon, an after-school program in Cranford. Hear when Mario has to say in this Cranford Radio interview.


Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of February 9

An attempted child-luring incident and a Cranford connection to the Winter Olympics top this week's Cranford Headlines. The CHS boys basketball team begins their run in the Union County Tournament while other teams keep busy this weekend with contests home and away. You'll find some warmer temperatures this weekend but the price is rain Saturday and Sunday. As always, there are events around town to keep you busy.


Cranford Chamber Member Profile: Kick Glass Art Studio

Craft stores have supplies for a variety of projects. Most can be done at home. But for something a bit more imaginative and elaborate you need tools you likely won't find in your basement. Kick Glass Art Studio at 536 South Avenue East is coming up on their first anniversary in Cranford and they not only will teach you how to work with many different types of glass, but they supply the materials, tools and kilns that make beautiful projects possible. Sheila Hughes and Donna Slevin are the...


Cranford Author Writes 'The Cameo'

Geri Livelli's, 'The Cameo,' was published last year. It's a story that spans portions of the 19th and 20th centuries and can be described as a work of historical fiction. While this is Geri's first book she certainly is not unknown to Cranford and its residents. She was one of the founding members of the Hanson Park Conservancy and is a long-time member of Cranford's Green Thumb Garden Club. Geri sat down with Cranford Radio to talk about the book and some of her volunteer efforts in town....


Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of February 2

The Cranford Public Schools are in the news this week as they begin a strategic planning initiative looking ahead to 2023. Also, a Cranford woman is among those being honored with a Women of Excellence Award from the Union County Commission on the Status of Women. In CHS varsity sports, both the bowling and track teams are involved in state sectionals. Other teams are also active over the weekend. The weather takes a turn toward more wintery conditions over the next few days but we have some...


Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: Cougar Headquarters

If you've had kids in Cranford schools or you attended them yourself, you know Cranford's teams are called the Cougars. A big part of school pride is wearing the school colors of blue and gold and letting folks know you're a Cranford Cougar. For nearly seven years Cougar Headquarters has been providing not just hometown clothing, but all sorts of local items as well as custom products. Donna and Scott Marino own Cougar Headquarters and RaeAnn Weaver is the store manager. In the latest...


Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of January 26

The Cranford Township Committee has made changes to the North Avenue Redevelopment Study concerning the properties that are a part of the study and the use of eminent domain. The Trinitas School of Nursing held their graduation ceremony in Cranford on Sunday and the Knights of Columbus have made a donation to the Cranford Municipal Alliance. Lots of sports action taking place at both CHS and Union County College and the weekend's looking warmer. You'll hear details on these stories and...


These Aren't Just Wings, They're Angel's Wings

On Sunday, February 4, many Cranford residents will be sitting in front of their TVs watching the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. Of course, what would the game be without some food? For a number of years, Cranford resident Rich Pierce, his family and some friends have cooked up over 100 trays of chicken wings that are enjoyed during the game. While the wings are delicious that's not what makes them special. A portion of the money raised goes to help a...


Cranford Minister Works to Save Rainforests

On Sundays you'll likely find Charlie Cacici at Calvary Tabernacle on Myrtle Street in Cranford. He's an evangelical minister for the church. At other times, though, he's often at work at GEC Communities. There, the work he and his partner Joe Battiato do focuses on saving a portion of the rainforest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Joe and Charlie joined Cranford Radio for a discussion about their business and how a small company in Union County is having an impact in Africa.


Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of January 19

The past week was marked by remembrances of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Two highlights were Cranford's sixth annual Day of Service which took place at the First Presbyterian Church on Monday and Thursday's interfaith service at Trinity Episcopal Church. At that gathering, Kevin Mahoney was recognized with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for his work with the homeless. It was a notable week for the CHS wrestlers, who won their fourth consecutive Union County Tournament...


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