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Jun 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Westfield Area YMCA is hosting a free lunchtime event, the Benefits of Being “Chill” on Wednesday, June 28th  from 12:30-1:30PM at the Main Y Facility located at 220 Clark Street, Westfield.

Julie Shanebrook, founder of Westfield’s Chill Cryotherapy, leads a discussion on the benefits of cryotherapy—the brief application of cold temperature to the skin. Cryotherapy may be effective at reducing pain, relieving inflammation and may have cosmetic benefits like weight loss, cellulite reduction and anti-aging effects. She will also discuss its use in the treatment and prevention of diseases such as  Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Diabetes and autoimmune disorders.

This event is free and open to the community.  Participants may bring a bag lunch.  Registration is available in-person at the Welcome Center or at  Please contact Jean White with any questions at (908) 301-9622 ext. 246 or at [email protected]

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.


Cranford Clergy Blood Drive @ TEMPLE BETH EL (CRANFORD)
Jun 28 @ 3:30 pm – 9:30 pm
All Ages Family Program @ Cranford Community Center, A/V Room
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We’ll also be welcoming professional performers each Wednesday evening for an all-ages family program! Join us for a new entertainer each week: we’ll have musical performances, live animals, and even a visit from a traveling planetarium! This series is held in the A/V Room of the Community Center at 7:00 p.m.

Free tickets are available in the Children’s Department up to two weeks before each performance. This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Music & Movement Story Time @ Cranford Public Library, Raddin Room
Jun 29 @ 10:15 am

This short, lively early literacy story time is perfect for babies and toddlers. No registration is required.

Young Astronomers, Ages 7+ @ Cranford Public Library, Raddin Room
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm

Children ages 7+ are invited to this fun science workshop! Join us as we turn plain sugar cookies into accurate models of the Sun (and then eat them)!
Registration is not required, but participants are asked to arrive on time as latecomers are not guaranteed admittance.


This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



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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.