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Cranford Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program @ Cranford Public Library
Jul 25 all-day

Why should kids have all the fun? The Cranford Public Library is pleased to announce its seventh annual adult summer reading program. The program is open to Cranford Public Library card holders and MURAL patrons 18 years and older. The program will run from June 16 to August 10. There will be random drawings for weekly prizes, as well as for three grand prizes, which will be awarded at the end of the program. Weekly prizes include gift certificates to Breadsmith, the Cranford Dramatic Club, the Cranford Hotel, Il Gabbiano, Kilkenny House, the Old City Café & Grill, Pairings, Perrotti’s, the Thirsty Turtle, Trader Joe’s, and more. Grand prizes include $75 gift certificates to A Toute Heure, Dreyer Farms, and the River and Rail Cantina, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Whether you read a little or a lot, stop by the library and join the fun. Registration is not required. Just turn in the titles of books you have read or listened to.

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Rotary Club of Cranford 26th Annual Golf Outing @ Echo Lake Country Club
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
The Rotary Club of Cranford will be hosting it’s 26th Annual Golf Outing at Echo Lake Country Club Monday July 25th to benefit the Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence(CFEE) and the Rotary Charitable Fund.
The annual Rotary Golf outing offers a great day of golf and fellowship on a fantastic golf course while supporting many worthy causes. This year the proceeds will benefit the Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence (CFEE) and the Cranford Rotary Charitable Fund. We hope that you can join us on the golf course, as a hole sponsor, or both!
The Cranford Rotary Charitable Fund was created in 1996 and in addition to funding other charitable endeavors, it’s primary goal is raising monies for Cranford Rotary Scholarships which donates approximately $15,000 annually to Cranford students going to college. Proceeds from this event are the main support for those scholarships.
The Cranford Fund for Educational(CFEE) is a non-profit community based philanthropic foundation, whose mission is to foster academic excellence, promote innovation and enhance the vitality of Cranford Public Schools. The aim of the CFEE is to provide additional innovation in the classroom and inspire appreciation for teachers. Recently the CFEE has awarded $19,000 in grants to fund twelve different projects in classrooms from the elementary to the high school level.
We hope you can join us Monday July 25th.
Dining Around the World
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dining Around the World

Think Global, Dine Local! A 10-day dining event.

Over 20 restaurants will be participating with special menu items or offers.
Just pick up your FREE passport at any participating restaurant and get it stamped each time you have dinner.
Drop your stamped passport in the “Dine Around the World” mailbox in Eastman Plaza by July 29 for a chance to win a downtown gift certificate.
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Gotcha! Snapshots that Made History @ Cranford Community Center
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite the public to join photojournalist Jim DelGiudice for a program entitled “Gotcha! Snapshots that Made History.” Mr. DelGiudice will look at some of the accidentally historic photographs that not only changed history, but have become the icons by which we remember certain great events. Mr. DelGiudice is a three-time winner of New Jersey’s Historic Preservation Award. He is an adjunct assistant professor at County College of Morris and also lectures frequently at Drew and Columbia Universities, as well as to adult and professional groups around the metropolitan area. Most recently, he served as photo editor for A Lifetime with Shakespeare, published by McFarland & Company. Admission to the program is free and all are welcome.



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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.