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Seamen’s Church Institute Fundraiser, Collection and Presentation @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Trinity is holding a bake sale fundraiser and collecting trial-size shampoo, 2-4 oz. bottles of hand lotion, lip balm, soft pack of facial tissue, packs of chewing gum, and microwave popcorn to benefit Seamen’s Church Institute(SCI) at Port Newark. In addition, a presentation about SCI’s work will be given after both the 8:00 & 10:00 services. All are welcome!

Feb 26 @ 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

The Westfield Area YMCA invites the community to celebrate World Yoga Day with a theme of “Peaceful Warrior,” on Sunday, February 26th from 3:15 pm-5:15pm in the Weldon Room located at the Main Y Facility, 220 Clark Street.

Participants will focus on achieving and sharing inner peace using calming breathing techniques and soothing yoga meditation.  This will be followed by a choice of yoga practice – restorative, chair yoga or lively asanas.  All will come together for powerful Yoga nidra (deep relaxation) and a time for discussion.  This special event is appropriate for first-time yoga attendees as well as those who have been practicing for many years.

A $25 contribution benefits the Y’s Annual Support Campaign for strong kids, families and seniors.  Thanks to the Annual Support Campaign, each year the Westfield Area Y provides over $400,000 in direct financial assistance to individuals and families in need to enable their participation at the Y.  Approximately 88% of scholarship awards enable children to attend child care and day camp programs while approximately 12% supports membership and program participation.

Advanced registration is recommended.  Interested participants can register online at or at the Main Y Welcome Center, 220 Clark Street.  Please contact Jean White at (908) 233-2700 x246 or e-mail with any questions.

Baby Story Time @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 27 @ 10:15 am
Join us for a short, lively story time, followed by free play. We’ll meet on Monday and Wednesday mornings, please pick one session a week to attend.


Ages 3-23 months, no registration required.

Readers’ Forum Book Discussion – “The Boys in the Boat” (2013) by Daniel James Brown @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

The Readers’ Forum, the Cranford Public Library’s lively, long-running book discussion group, welcomes new members at any time. The group will meet on February 27 to discuss The Boys in the Boat (2013) by Daniel James Brown. This non-fiction book celebrates the 1936 U.S. Men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team—nine working class men who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans. Subsequent titles and dates are: In the Time of the Butterflies (1994) by Julia Alvarez, March 27, 2017; Homegoing (2016) by Yaa Gyasi, April 24, 2017; and Nutshell (2016) by Ian McEwan, May 22, 2017. All dates are Mondays. Sessions start at 7:00 p.m. in the Fridlington Room. Registration is not required.


Toddler Story Time @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 28 @ 10:15 am
Our two-year-old friends and their caregivers are invited to join us for some simple stories and songs.


No registration required.

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    The Township, located in the heart of Union County, was incorporated in 1871 and through the years the business district and neighborhoods sprang up around the train station and the Rahway River. Today, the downtown, the river and the train station remain valued amenities to more than 22,000 residents in the four square mile township.

    By 1885, there were 76 residents commuting daily from Cranford to New York City. Today, close to 1,000 people take the train every day from Cranford’s Train Station.

    Cranford is a close knit community where many of its residents are actively involved in schools, sports, civic and community organizations. The Township is proud of its recreational facilities that include two outdoor pools, an indoor pool and fitness complex, bike path, canoe club, tennis courts, sports fields and parks. Cranford has a first rate K-12 school system.

    The Township operates under a Committee form of government with five commissioners elected at-large for three year terms. The commissioners decide who will serve as mayor and deputy mayor for a one-year terms. Four of the commissioners have oversight assignments for the various departments and municipal operations. The Township is managed on a day-to-day basis by the Township Administrator and department heads.