Mayor's Update - May 9, 2023
Middlesex County • 23-A North Main Street • Cranbury, NJ 08512
Dear Cranbury Residents,
What an amazing few weeks in Cranbury! A vibrant day of yard sales and book sale in town on Saturday, and then the Tour de Cranbury event Eagle Project and Colonial Fair on Sunday. Thanks to all the Cranbury School students who came out for the Mayor’s Walk to School, and thanks to all who attended the Cranbury School 125th Anniversary events. I am constantly delighted by how we come together as a community. Thanks also to our DPW crew for their support of Clean-Up Day this weekend, and all the work they do behind the scenes to keep things running. The DPW crew also asked that we give a shout-out to all residents who are being respectful in our parks and cleaning up after themselves!
At last night’s Township Committee meeting, we had our Historical Preservation Commission give an update on their 2022 accomplishments and 2023 objectives. They continue to give guidance and stewardship to historical projects, and have been instrumental in supporting the preservation of elements of the Cranbury Station hamlet. Thank you to these dedicated volunteers who do the good work of supporting Cranbury’s historical legacy!
VACANCIES. We currently have one vacancy on the Environmental Commission, one vacancy on Parks Commission, and one vacancy on the Economic Development Advisory Committee. If those speak to you as a way to get involved in your town, fill out a form for consideration!
LIBRARY SURVEY DUE THIS WEEK. If you haven’t already, please return the survey that was mailed to you. It asks about your library usage, preferences, and satisfaction with library services. Fill it out by scanning the QR code or drop your survey off at the library ASAP. If you didn’t get a survey in the mail, feel free to stop by the library and they have a few extras (30 Park Place West). Check out the full library calendar for exciting upcoming events, or host your meeting in one of the large meeting spaces.
SUMMER RECREATION CAMP: Registration is OPEN for summer recreation camp. Due to the school construction, there will not be Arts Council Camp this summer, but the Summer Recreation Camp will be happening June 26 through August 11! Three camps available for all ages, with pool visits and amazing field trips weekly.
A few upcoming events:
May 25 (Thursday) – “Meet the Artist”. Check out the exhibit in the Swanagan Gallery in the Cranbury Public Library and meet Gwen Toma, a local artist. Learn more here and register.
May 29 (Monday) – Memorial Day Parade. The Lions Club will once again sponsor this annual tradition. Look for flyers for how you can make sure this event continues each year. Please check out the Lions Club and learn how they make this event happen and how you can support their effort.
June 3 (Saturday) – The 30th Annual Health and Wellness Fair. Sponsored by the Municipal Alliance, this fun event will feature new activities and some classics, including Cranbury Brook Preserve hikes and a Colorful Fun Run.
July 5 (Wednesday) – Fireworks in Village Park.
September 9 (Saturday) – Cranbury Day!
September 23 (Saturday) – Rabies Clinic Returns! From 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Firehouse will be a free rabies vaccine clinic. Please note only dogs are permitted at this rabies clinic. Thanks to our Board of Health for bringing back this important community service.
Enjoy the warm weather and I look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming events!
Michael Ferrante, Mayor
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