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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Cranford Woman’s Club Preps for Holiday House Tour

On December 3rd, for the 28th year, the Cranford Woman’s Club will hold their Home for the Holidays House TourThe five homes on the house tour will be decorated for the holidays by the Garden Club of Cranford, the Green Thumb Garden Club and the Floraphile Garden Club, as well as Christophers in Mountainside, which will supply beautiful arrangements to the homes.

The event is one of the year’s highlights for the organization but it’s only part of what they’re about. In a conversation at the Rustic Mill Diner with Cranford Radio, co-presidents Marla Sattler and Louise Provence talk about the club and some of their other activities.

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Cranford Municipal Alliance: 21 Means 21

You’ve probably seen the signs around town, 21 Means 21. They’re part of an effort by a group of volunteers and organizations called the Cranford Municipal Alliance. It’s their goal to fight alcohol use by minors through educational efforts for children, teens and their parents.

Bill Ilaria serves as the chairman of the alliance and he spoke with Cranford Radio to talk about the organization’s work.

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Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: Hands of Life Martial Arts

Arthur Hearns grew up in Cranford and that’s also where he was introduced to the world of martial arts. Today, he runs Hands of Life Martial Arts in Garwood. His school is about more than teaching self-defense. With a focus on children, it’s also about building character.

In this Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce member profile, Arthur talks about his business, the philosophy behind it, and how he came to create the school.

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Arthur Hearns with his sons Arthur, Jr. & Nathan

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