Hanson Park Conservancy’s Rubber Ducky Race to Feature Cake Boss

Those who watch Cake Boss know Buddy Valastro and his crew come up with some pretty outrageous creations. One of those special cakes will be a highlight of the seventh annual Rubber Ducky Race. The race, which supports the Hanson Park Conservancy, will be held October 22 at Sperry Park in Cranford. Cynthia Dawley is the president of the conservancy and Linda Livelli is in-charge of this year’s race. Cranford Radio spoke with them to learn more about Hanson Park and the race.

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The Wild Party Coming to Cranford Dramatic Club

The Cranford Dramatic Club opens its 99th season this month with “The Wild Party.” It takes you back to 1929 in New York City; a time of Prohibition and vaudeville. Cranford Radio stopped by the theater as the actors, crew and director prepared for opening night on October 13. We spoke with Sean Lough, the director and performers Colleen Renee (Queenie), Shane Long (Burrs) and Elizabeth Allen (Nadine) to hear about the production.

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Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: Christmas Tree Decor of NJ

While many people enjoy the Christmas holiday, not everyone enjoys getting their house or business decorated. Christmas Decor of New Jersey comes to the rescue by working with home and business owners to design and install their holiday decorations. In this Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce member profile, Cranford Radio talks with Rich Johns, the owner of the business, to discover what it’s like to live Christmas year-round.

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CDC 2017 Short Play Festival: Standing on Ceremony – The Gay Marriage Plays

Fourteen short plays and monologues make up the Cranford Dramatic Club‘s 2017 Short Play Festival. The performances will be held September 7th, 8th and 9th. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Northern New Jersey Chapter of GLSEN.

Three of those involved in the festival spoke with Cranford Radio about the plays; co-producer Edgar Hidalgo, David Christopher, who is both a director and a performer, and Renee Celeste, an actor in two of the plays.

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Cranford Dramatic Club to Present First Hispanic Theatre Festival

It’s a first for the Cranford Dramatic Club. The CDC will be hosting the Hispanic Theatre Festival July 28-29 and August 4-5. Two one-act plays will be presented, Ana y las Langostas and Bony y Kim.
Cranford Radio paid a visit during a rehearsal to speak with Joel Redmount, founder of the festival, Alicia Dolinsky, the playwright of Ana y las Langostas and Valarie Beckford of Cranford who is playing the grandmother and also served as a translator for the interview.
Keep listening after the end of the interview to hear a taste of Bony y Kim performed by Milagros and Mareri Cortes who are the narrators.
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Cranford Historical Society Celebrates 90th Anniversary

When the Cranford Historical Society was formed in 1927, Cranford had only been in existence 56 years as a township. A group of forward-thinking individuals, though, saw much more history in the community’s future and today what they started is still going strong. Cranford Radio met with four members of the organization, Gail Alterman, Vic Bary, Christine Glazer and Patricia Pavlak to learn a bit about the history of an organization that’s all about history.

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Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: On Stage Theater Camp

Summer will be here soon and parents and kids are already planning what they’ll be doing during those lazy, crazy days. One option is being part of a play. On Stage Theater Camp gives kids the chance to learn what goes into putting on a production. Mike and Patty Altmann, both veteran teachers, are the owners, and in this Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce member profile they tell us a bit about what they offer.

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