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Cranford Community Thanksgiving Service – Cranford Clergy Council will honor Kathy Willis @ By Requests or Virtual Event
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm
Cranford Community Thanksgiving Service - Cranford Clergy Council will honor Kathy Willis @ By Requests or Virtual Event

Cranford Community Thanksgiving Service

An Interfaith Service of Gratitude

St. Michael’s Church

Monday, November 23 at 7:00p.m.

The Cranford Clergy Council will honor Kathy Willis for her years of service as Director of Cranford Family Care

Due to COVID restrictions, the sanctuary can only hold 150 people. If you would like to attend, you must contact the Parish Office, at 908-276-0360, and leave a message with your name and phone number, or email the same to [email protected] for contact tracing purposes. When you arrive at the service on the 23rd, you must wear a face covering the entire time. You will give your name to the person at the table in the vestibule to check-in. The ushers will assist in seating you, keeping attendees at a proper social distance from one another.

In honor of Kathy’s service, please consider bringing nonperishable food pantry items as a donation to Cranford Family Care.

There will also be a donation box in the vestibule. A collection is always taken at this service to go towards the High School Senior Scholarship for Service.

We hope you can join us in celebrating Kathy’s gift of service to Cranford, as well as joining our friends and neighbors in giving thanks for all we share as a community.

For any questions, please contact Cindy Hannen at [email protected]

We will live stream the service on the

St. Michael Facebook Page

Cranford Track Friday 2020 @ Ray White Memorial Track
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cranford Track Friday 2020 @ Ray White Memorial Track
Track Friday is a celebration of charitable giving, held on the day after Thanksgiving, a day is commonly known for mega sales and commercialism. Participants are encouraged to redirect some of their Black Friday dollars to charitable causes, while also spending time with their community and burning off some Thanksgiving calories.

The Cranford Jaycees have been hosting a Track Friday event at the Ray White Track since 2016. In light of new considerations for COVID-19, the Jaycees will host a hybrid version of the event that allows us to continue our tradition of gathering at the track while also offering a town-wide virtual option. Cranford residents are invited to participate at the track or by running/walking virtually, anywhere, anytime on November 27th.

The Jaycees have created a special commemorative t-shirt celebrating the 5th Annual Cranford Track Friday. All net proceeds from the sales will support a fund comprised of local charities that have touched the Cranford Community in 2020. The Jaycees have nominated beneficiaries that support COVID-19 Relief, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, and Pediatric Cancer.

As always, participants are invited to create a personal fundraising campaign on our Leaderboard or support a fellow community member. Last year, the Cranford community raised over $32,000! Add your campaign here:

See you at the Ray White Track – or somewhere around town – on November 27th at 11 AM!

Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Tree Lot Opens Saturday, November 28 @ Elm Street Field
Nov 28 all-day
Westfield Area Y Men's Club Tree Lot Opens Saturday, November 28 @ Elm Street Field

For over 70 years the Westfield Area Y Men’s Club has held its annual Christmas Tree Sale at the Elm Street field.  All proceeds are donated to local charities and non-profit organizations. The event is run by club members from Westfield, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, and Cranford, along with many volunteers from area organizations and local youth.

The trees will be delivered and the lot set up between November 21st-27th.  This is no small feat, as there are approximately three tractor-trailer loads per year!

The Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Annual Christmas Tree Sale has been a community tradition since 1947, with all proceeds benefiting local charities and organizations. This year’s tree selection includes top-quality Fraser Firs and Balsam Firs.  This year also features a new hybrid tree called a “Fralsam.” This tree is grown in Vermont and combines the needle longevity of a Fraser with the evergreen smell of a Balsam. Tree varieties and sizes range from 3 foot “tabletop” trees all the way up to 12 footers.  Also available are Wreathes, Evergreen Roping, Grave Covers, and Tree Stands.

The lot opens on Saturday, November 28th, and closes the week of December 21, pending the remaining tree count.  Lot hours are 9 am-6 pm Saturday and Sunday and 5-9 pm Monday-Friday.

Since its inception, the Y’s Men have raised over $2.5 million for community charitable donations.  Some of the many organizations that have benefitted from the money raised include the Westfield United Fund, Contact Caring, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Imagine, Resolve Community Counseling, Scotch Plains and Westfield Rescue Squads, Westfield Crew, Master Gardeners Club, and the Westfield Area YMCA.

Along with the advantage of being in the healthy outdoors, the tree sale will observe all 6-foot social distancing and mask-wearing protocols for the duration of the sale.

The tree lot is located on the Elm Street Athletic Field, across from Stop & Shop.

For more information, please visit or visit us on Facebook at Westfield Area Y’s Men’s Club Christmas Tree Sale.

Roselle Park Annual Winter Market @ Michael Mauri Gazebo Park
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm
Roselle Park Annual Winter Market @ Michael Mauri Gazebo Park

Roselle Park Annual Winter Market

The Borough of Roselle Park is hosting their Annual Winter Market from Friday, December 4th, until Sunday, December 6th at Michael Mauri Gazebo Park. The festivities will kick off at 4 pm on Friday, December 4th, with the Winter Market, tree lighting, and free kids activities. Saturday and Sunday will be open from 2-8 pm and will feature the Winter Market, live performances, and kids’ activities. Additionally, all three nights will feature food trucks and a Biergarten.

Governor Murphy’s Executive Order regarding social distancing and mask-wearing will be enforced by the Roselle Park Police.

“After such a challenging year, I could not be happier to announce we will be moving forward with our Winter Market,” said Roselle Park Mayor Joe Signorello. “With live music, food trucks, kids activities, and a Biergarten planned, the Winter Market will be our best Winter celebration yet.”

Cranford Area Chamber Closed Board Meeting @ Cranford Community Center
Dec 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Cranford Area Chamber Closed Board Meeting @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Closed Board Meeting