Cranford Calendar

Apr
26
Fri
2019
15th Annual Arbor Day @ Aldene Elementary School
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm

The Borough of Roselle Park will hold its 15th Annual Arbor Day celebration, with the donation of a Flowering Dogwood tree to provide shade and beauty to the school for years to come.  Mayor Sig, the Borough Council, Principal Mrs. Scully, School Superintendent Pedro Garrido along with the students from the Aldene Elementary School will celebrate and plant the tree with a short ceremony on Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m.

To further celebrate Arbor Day, 100 Seedlings, obtained by the Borough through the New Jersey Forest Service’s Community Forestry Program, will be distributed to students at the closing of the ceremony.

A Mayoral Proclamation will be presented to the Department of Public Works in honor of the occasion.

Mayor Sig and the Borough Council invites everyone to join in on this celebration of the beauty of nature.

To participate, sponsor, or for more information, please call the Casano Community Center Director Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Operation Take Back @ Cranford Police Department
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Operation Take Back @ Cranford Police Department | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Cranford Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Cranford Police Department at 8 Springfield Avenue, rear entrance. (We cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last fall Americans turned in nearly 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 16 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds—nearly 5,500 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Ameri cans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 27 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com

Contact Information:
Joseph Van Bergen
Captain
908-272-2222

Apr
28
Sun
2019
Greta’s Run @ Roosevelt Intermediate School
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am
Greta's Run @ Roosevelt Intermediate School | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

5K RUN • WALK • ROLL • VOLUNTEER • DONATE • SPONSOR | April 28

Greta’s Run is the principal fundraiser for Greta’s Run Foundation, a volunteer-led, granting-making 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Greta’s Run is organized in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School freshman who died from injuries sustained on the first anniversary of 9/11 when a tree fell on her during lunch. Her childhood friends, Jayne Ruotolo and Ben Nanna, founded Greta’s Run in 2013, to continue the work Greta was already doing. In honor of Greta’s sister Elise, who has cerebral palsy, all proceeds benefit people with special & adaptive needs.

“The Westfield Public Schools join with the community in upholding the values of kindness and compassion that have become Greta’s legacy. The students, athletes and staff look forward to helping make Greta’s Run a success.”
Westfield School District Statement

May
7
Tue
2019
CRUNCH YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHIER LIFE @ Cranford Community Center
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CRUNCH YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHIER LIFE @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING HEALTHY FOODS TO AVOID BEING DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES AND, ALSO MANAGE YOUR DIET IF YOU ALREADY HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES.

In Conjunction with the Shoprite Dietician of Garwood. It will be interactive, fun, and sure to be educational.

May
14
Tue
2019
Pop Up Yoga with Alluem @ Cranford Community Center
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
27
Mon
2019
Memorial Day Observance – St. Michael Church @ St. Michael Church
May 27 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am
Memorial Day Observance - St. Michael Church @ St. Michael Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Liturgy for the day will be celebrated at 8 A.M. All active members and veterans of the Armed Forces will be remembered at the Liturgy.
All are invited to attend this Liturgy before your holiday celebration.

All are invited.

Roselle Park Memorial Day Parade @ Sherman Elementary School
May 27 @ 9:00 am
Roselle Park Memorial Day Parade @ Sherman Elementary School | Roselle Park | New Jersey | United States

Vietnam Veteran Jan F. Cook Named 2019 Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal

Vietnam Veteran Jan F. Cook will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2019 Memorial Day parade in the Borough of Roselle Park.

Mr. Cook was born in 1952 and was raised and educated in Elizabeth, New Jersey. While attending Roosevelt High School in Elizabeth, he entered the U.S. Military in 1969 at age 17. After his training at Fort Dix, Mr. Cook attended Jump School Wiesbaden in Germany. He was assigned to the 1/509 Airborn Infantry Brigades until 1975. He was reinstated in 1979 with the 50th Armored Division Discom Class Five. During his service, Mr. Cook was decorated with numerous Awards and Medals.

After 31 years of serving his country, he left the service as E-7 in 1999 and entered into the IRR (Inactive Ready Reserve.)

Upon returning, Mr. Cook became a Pass Commander and a life member with American Legion Post No. 60 of Roselle Park, and with the Downtown Veterans Association of Elizabeth. He is also a member of VFW 7363 of Clark, New Jersey.

Mr. Cook is married to his beautiful wife Mary of 38 years and was blessed with two boys Tommy and Frankie.

Mr. Cook retired from Wakefern Food Corporation in 1999 and has been a resident of Linden, New Jersey since 1984. He enjoys his free time involved in several interests and spends time with his friends at the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library and American Legion Post No. 60.

The Borough’s parade assembly will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Sherman Elementary School and will step off at 10:00 a.m. from the school on East Grant Avenue, marching toward Chestnut Street.

Marching will pause for 3 minutes for each group to display their talent and achievements at the viewing stand in front of the Methodist Church on Chestnut Street and end at the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library for the annual Memorial Day service.

After the service, everyone is invited to the Town Picnic at the Casano Community Center (free food and refreshments) hosted by the Borough.

Mayor Signorello and the Borough Council honor the memories and service of veterans of all wars and invite everyone to attend the parade and service.

If an organization or group would like to march in the parade, or requires more information, please contact Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666.

May
30
Thu
2019
Ascension Day Celebration – St. Michael Church @ St. Michael Church
May 30 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 pm
Ascension Day Celebration - St. Michael Church @ St. Michael Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Liturgies for the feast of the Ascension of the Lord will be celebrated at 7 A.M. 8:30 A.M. (students of St. Michael’s School will attend), 12 Noon and 7:30 P.M.

All are invited to attend any of these Liturgies.

All are invited.

Jun
9
Sun
2019
Pentecost Celebration – St. Michael Church @ St. Michael Church
Jun 9 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Pentecost Celebration - St. Michael Church @ St. Michael Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Liturgies for the feast of Pentecost (the birthday of the Church) will be celebrated at 5:30 P.M Saturday (June 8) and on June 9th. at 7:30 A.M., 9 A.M., 10:30 A.M.(choral) and 12 Noon.

This feast day is celebrated with joyful music, colorful flowers, banners and more.

Join in the festivities of this day wearing something red, orange or yellow, the colors of Pentecost.

All are invited.