Walk for Wellness and Recovery in Cranford October 15

Three non-profit organizations are coming together on Saturday, October 15 to sponsor the Walk for Wellness and Recovery at Nomahegan Park. Cranford’s Monarch Housing Associates, along with the Mental Health Association in New Jersey and National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-New Jersey, will be sponsoring the walk and other events. Cranford Radio spoke with Richard Brown, the CEO of Monarch Housing and Laverne Williams of MHANJ to learn about the event and both organizations.

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Richard W. Brown


Laverne S. Williams, CSW




Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: The Thirsty Turtle

Not too many years ago things got quiet in Downtown Cranford at night. That’s certainly not the case these days. A big part of the change is due to the many restaurants that have opened in town. One of the newest is The Thirsty Turtle at the corner of South and S. Union avenues. We talked with Duane Hand, the manager of the restaurant, to learn a bit about it as well as to find out how he got involved in the business, in the latest Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce member profile.

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Duane Hand


‘Assassins’ Kicks Off New Season at Cranford Dramatic Club

One sign of fall is the start of a new theater season at the Cranford Dramatic Club. The first play on tap for the 2016-2017 season is Stephen Sondheim’s musical, Assassins. Cranford Radio stopped by the Winans Avenue theater to speak with the show’s director, Alan Van Antwerp, as well as cast members Richard Colonna (The Proprietor), Zach Love (Leon Czolgosz) and Matt Burns (Samuel Byck).

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Alan Van Antwerp

Prevention Links to Hold Family Funday in Cranford October 22

For four decades Prevention Links has been working to help Cranford and other Union County residents find the resources to prevent issues related to drugs, alcohol and tobacco. As part of their educational efforts and to raise funds, the organization will be holding a Family Funday and Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk on Saturday, October 22 in Nomahegan Park. Cranford Radio spoke with Pam Capaci, the CEO of Prevention Links, as well as Kelley Ryan, the Director of Community Prevention and Liz Costantino, the Social Media and Development Coordinator at the organization’s Roselle headquarters.

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Schmitts’ Quest for the Cure Returns October 2

For the third consecutive year Schmitt’s Quest for the Cure returns to Cranford on Sunday, October 2 at Nomahegan Park. The event raises money to find a cure for diabetes. Gloriarose Schmitt Konopinski and Andrew Schmitt are the two founders of Schmitt’s Quest for the Cure and they spoke with Cranford Radio to talk about the event and their personal experience with diabetes.

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Andrew and Gloriarose Schmitt Konopinski