Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of December 8

Another delay for Planning Board consideration of the rezoning of 750 Walnut Avenue, Cranford police officers raise thousands for cancer awareness and snow is in the forecast. This and more in this weekend’s Cranford Radio headlines.

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Scanning the Heavens with Amateur Astronomers, Inc.

It’s easy to miss the William Miller Sperry Observatory as you drive around town. After all, it’s deep within the campus of Union County College. Every Friday night, a group interested in the skies above Cranford gather there to look at the Moon, planets and stars. Amateur Astronomers, Inc. makes their telescopes available to the public as one part of their multifaceted outreach. President Mary Ducca, Vice President Aaron Zuckerman and member Jim Nordhausen talked to Cranford Radio about AAI and how they promote an interest in the science of astronomy.

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Cranford Dramatic Club Presenting ‘A Christmas Carol’

If your yearly fix of A Christmas Carol is Mr. Magoo playing Ebenezer Scrooge, you should check out a much different style this December at the Cranford Dramatic Club. They’ll be presenting a musical version of the play with all of the familiar characters as well as a few different ones. Cranford Radio was joined by a number of cast members to talk about the performance. They included Zach Love (Scrooge), Geovanna Ayala (Tiny Tim), Skyler Lipkind (Jonathan/ensemble), Mary Ellen Maguire (drunk/ensemble), Angela Pelletier (dancer), Shannon Andrus (dancer) and Susan Roberts (drunk/ensemble).

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Getting Fit with Ashley Legg

It’s that time of the year when we start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Often those plans include getting ourselves fit. Ashley Legg, the owner of Legg Day Fitness, is someone to talk with to make the plans more than just a hope. She spoke with Cranford Radio about how she goes about helping someone take those first steps. She also discussed her new hometown of Cranford and how she’s using her skills as a television reporter on TV35.

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Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim Welcomes Couple as New Rabbis

While not unprecedented, having a husband and wife jointly share a pulpit in a Conservative Jewish congregation is unusual. Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim is now being led by Rabbis Neil Tow and Rachel Schwartz. The two took on their duties in Cranford at the end of July. They sat down with Cranford Radio at the temple to discuss their new roles and their early impressions of Cranford.

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