Cranford Dramatic Club to Perform The Normal Heart

The Cranford Dramatic Club will open its season with two benefit performances of The Normal Heart. The play is being directed by Alan Van Antwerp and Jeff Fiorello. Cranford Radio talked with the two co-directors about the play.

Interview with Alan Van Antwerp and Jeff Fiorello

The two performances will be September 5 and 6 at 8 pm at the theatre at 78 Winans Avenue in Cranford. The play will benefit the CDC Theatre as well as the Gay Men’s Health Crisis.

 

Alan Van Antwerp

Jeff Fiorello

Cranford’s John Piassek Calls Race at Monmouth Park

Don’t be surprised if a few years from now you hear someone from Cranford announcing the next Triple Crown winner. John Piassek graduated from Cranford High this year but he’s already had the opportunity to guest call a race at Monmouth Park.

You don’t find too many teenagers who have an interest in horse racing, to say nothing of having an interest in calling horse races. I asked John how that interest developed.

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John’s call of race at Monmouth Park

Amateur Race Caller John Piassek (L) was a guest announcer with Monmouth Park Track Announcer Travis Stone (R) calling the third race Monmouth Park in Oceanport, NJ. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO.

Amateur Race Caller John Piassek (L) was a guest announcer with Monmouth Park Track Announcer Travis Stone (R) calling the third race Monmouth Park in Oceanport, NJ. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO.

 

 

Cranford Farmers Market Opens

Fresh produce, baked goods, even pickles and olives await you at the Cranford Farmers’ Market. The market held a ribbon-cutting on Thursday afternoon. Among those on hand was the assistant secretary of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. Cranford Radio was also present and has this report.

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Centennial Village

The Juice House

Peaceful Valley Orchards

Lithuanian Bakery

Patricia & Paul

 

 

Friends of Colin Hold Benefit Concert

For the third consecutive year Friends of Colin held a benefit concert at Cranford High School on Tuesday night to raise money to find a cure for Ewing’s sarcoma and to remember Colin Maher. Lauren Costa is running this year’s concert and she spoke about the evening’s event.

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To make a donation send an email to info@friendsofcolin.org or by mail to

Friends of Colin, 365 Retford Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016

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Colin Maher

A Scan of the NYC FM Radio Dial in the 1960s & ’70s

Growing up in the 1960s and ’70s you probably spent quite a bit of time listening to the radio. This was when FM radio started to become competitive with AM stations. This is a re-creation of what it might have sounded like if you scanned the FM dial in the New York City area starting at 88.3 and working your way up to 107.5. To hear a similar dial scan of AM stations click here.

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