Cranford Radio Now Available on iHeartRadio

There’s a new place where you can hear Cranford Radio… iHeartRadio. Since many vehicles have iHeartRadio installed in the dash, and millions have the app on their smartphones it makes it that much more convenient to catch the latest episodes wherever you may be.

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Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of February 23

Residents received an update on a draft of the Downtown Cranford strategic plan Thursday evening and the superintendent of schools sent a letter to parents following the mass murder at a Florida high school. These stories top Cranford Radio headlines for the week of February 23. The CHS wrestlers and the Union County College Owls are in tournaments this weekend and rain dominates the weekend forecast.

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Public Provides Feedback on Downtown Cranford Strategic Plan

A number of township residents, business owners and downtown property owners gathered Thursday evening at the Community Center to hear a presentation on a strategic plan that’s being developed for Downtown Cranford. Following the presentation, they were given the opportunity to rate the goals and objectives in the draft plan. The presentation was given by Anthony Durante, the chairman of the District Management Corporation and the head of the Strategic Planning Committee. He spoke with Cranford Radio about the plan and what lies ahead.

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New Production Opens at Cranford Dramatic Club

The third production of the Cranford Dramatic Club‘s season is now playing at the Winans Avenue playhouseCrimes of the Heart is being performed the weekends of February 16 and 22. Cranford Radio spoke with director Maurice Moran and Cranford resident Maeve Brady, who plays Lenny.

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Danielle Mastropiero, Becca Dolan, Maeve Brady, Zach Mazouat and Katherine Brown

Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of February 16

This weekend’s update brings you news from the Downtown Management Corporation and the Cranford Police Department. It’s tournament time for Cranford High School sports and it looks like winter weather will make a messy return to the area Saturday night.

Get all the news, sports, weather and weekend events in this Presidents’ Day Weekend edition of Cranford Radio Headlines.

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Little Buffalo Offers a Taste of Western New York in Cranford

Buffalo wings are seemingly available in almost every restaurant these days. A native of the Buffalo area recently opened a restaurant in Downtown Cranford that lets area residents not only see how the originals taste but also offers some other favorites from Western New York. Michael Maggio is the owner of Little Buffalo and we sat down in the restaurant after the lunch rush to talk about it and what led him to open an eatery.

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Cesar-Kai Academy and The MAX Challenge Offer Fitness for All Ages

You might not see the Cesar-Kai Academy or The MAX Challenge as you drive past 777 Walnut Avenue, but tucked in the rear of the building are two Cranford businesses that will help anyone from three to 93 get and stay in shape. Mario Cesario has made his passion for fitness a business that’s continuing to grow with a new center in Watchung and, coming soon, an after-school program in Cranford. Hear when Mario has to say in this Cranford Radio interview.

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Mario Cesario

Cranford Radio Headlines for Weekend of February 9

An attempted child-luring incident and a Cranford connection to the Winter Olympics top this week’s Cranford Headlines. The CHS boys basketball team begins their run in the Union County Tournament while other teams keep busy this weekend with contests home and away. You’ll find some warmer temperatures this weekend but the price is rain Saturday and Sunday. As always, there are events around town to keep you busy.

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Cranford Chamber Member Profile: Kick Glass Art Studio

Craft stores have supplies for a variety of projects. Most can be done at home. But for something a bit more imaginative and elaborate you need tools you likely won’t find in your basement. Kick Glass Art Studio at 536 South Avenue East is coming up on their first anniversary in Cranford and they not only will teach you how to work with many different types of glass, but they supply the materials, tools and kilns that make beautiful projects possible. Sheila Hughes and Donna Slevin are the co-owners of Kick Glass and in this Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce member profile they told Cranford Radio about what beginners and more experienced glass workers can do. They also discussed some of the other aspects of the business such as their gallery, restoration work and commissions.

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Cranford Author Writes ‘The Cameo’

Geri Livelli’s, ‘The Cameo,’ was published last year. It’s a story that spans portions of the 19th and 20th centuries and can be described as a work of historical fiction. While this is Geri’s first book she certainly is not unknown to Cranford and its residents. She was one of the founding members of the Hanson Park Conservancy and is a long-time member of Cranford’s Green Thumb Garden Club.

Geri sat down with Cranford Radio to talk about the book and some of her volunteer efforts in town. She’ll have a book signing at Periwinkle’s on Saturday, February 10 between 1 and 4 pm.

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Geri Livelli