Memorial Day is about much more than backyard barbecues, the first shore weekend or the unofficial start of summer. It’s a day to remember those who gave their lives in service to our nation during its many conflicts.
There have been 86 Cranford men who have died during those wars and Don Sweeney started a project to tell the story of each of those individuals so that their legacy is remembered for generations to come.
In this week’s Cranford Radio podcast, Don talks about the Cranford 86 Project, how it got started and some of the challenges he and his partners have faced in telling those stories.
For many of us, our interactions with the United States Postal Service go no further than mailing a letter, buying stamps and looking through our daily deliveries. There’s a lot more though that has to happen for that card you send to get to where it’s going.
Walidah Ali is the Cranford Postmaster and she’s responsible for those first steps in sending your mail when it’s dropped off in town and the final steps before it lands in your mailbox. She tells us a bit more about what happens before and after.
These days most of us are more aware of how our actions can impact the planet. One area this is especially true is when it comes to the products we buy. Even though we may dutifully toss our used plastic containers in the recycling bin, 2018 data from the Environmental Protection Agency indicates that less than nine percent of plastics are recycled.
One solution is to reuse the containers which hold some of the products we buy. Labo Refillery opened at 11 Walnut Avenue on April 22, Earth Day, and they allow you to refill containers with a variety of products, such as soaps and lotions, that you can use again and again.
Cranford Radio spoke with the co-owners of the store, Joseph Fule and Meliza Veneracion-Fule to learn more about the business.
I don’t believe we have any millinery shops in Cranford, but if we did this week’s guest would probably keep them busy with all the hats she wears. Lisa Carbone co-owns TimberRidge Construction with her husband Anthony. She also runs Loft Homes and is in her eighth year serving on the Cranford Board of Education, currently as vice president.
We chat about each of those roles as well as learning a bit more about her background and what she did before taking on those responsibilities.