Being an Independent Bookstore In the Age of Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Cranford resident Joe Leo has seen a lot in the quarter century he’s owned an independent book store in Downtown Union. Despite the challenges, Here’s The Story has more than survived. In this episode of Cranford Radio, Joe talks about what sets his bookstore apart from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. We also talk about Joe’s other role as the president of the Cranford Dramatic Club and how the CDC has also had to adapt. 

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Joe Leo

Cranford High Senior Makes Her Mark In Sports and More

Catarina Guimaraes is a world-ranked adaptive athlete, the author of two novels and a motivational speaker. In this Cranford Radio episode, she talks about why she became involved in sports, some of her adventures competing on the international stage and what she hopes to do after graduation in June.

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Catarina Guimaraes

Celebrating Cranford – A Conversation with Maureen Strazdon

Cranford is just wrapping up its 150th anniversary. One of the ways the community marked the milestone was the publication of the book, Celebrating Cranford. Maureen Strazdon authored the book which includes a look at how the township marked each of its 25 year increment anniversaries. In today’s podcast we not only talk about the book but we discuss some of her research, some of the surprises she learned, and what future Cranford historians might do when they look back to our present day. 

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Maureen E. Strazdon

TAPinto Cranford Has New Owners

Jen Glackin, Rebecca Tantillo and Caren Demyen have been the owners of the TAPinto Cranford since the start of 2022. In addition to their previous involvement in Cranford, each brings unique experiences to the online news franchise.

To learn a bit more about their backgrounds and what they have planned for TAPinto Cranford, the four of us gathered via Zoom to chat.

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Jen Glackin
Caren Demyen
Rebecca Tantillo