Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The local contest with Grover Cleveland Park as its theme will run in conjunction with the Caldwell Merchants Association's Art on the Avenue on June 1.
Wednesday, May 15
Women's Club of Caldwell is now taking submissions for its Student Art Contest that will take place during Art on the Avenue on June 1. The art contest is for students in kindergarten through grade 12 and entries will be accepted through May 23. Only one submission per student is permitted. The theme of the contest will be Grover Cleveland Park in celebration of the park's 100th anniversary. All student entries must use the park as its overall theme. The contest is for two-dimensional art only, and the medium is limited to drawing, illustration and painting. No photographs or copyrighted images will be accepted. Student submission must be limited to 9 by 12 inches, and must be mounted on cardboard, matte board or foam core. Entries …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The postcards can be seen at the Caldwell Library throughout the month of May.
The Caldwell Library is now displaying vintage postcards of Grover Cleveland Park. These historical images can be seen throughout the month of May in honor of the 100th anniversary of the park. Copies of original postcards are from the collection of Richard Gibbs of Essex County. Pictured above is the park's pond circa 1920 identified as “Cleveland Park." Note the wooden building to the side which served as a changing station for skaters in the winter. The second is a picture of an old bridge that is postmarked 1907 before the park’s official stature. The picture shows a partly passable dam under the White Bridge which crossed over Pine Brook on Runnymede Road. The library is located at 268 Bloomfield Ave. For more information about the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Caldwell Library will host a discussion on the history of the park on Wednesday, May 22.
The Caldwell Public Library will continue celebrating the 100th anniversary of Grover Cleveland Park next week with a discussion about the park's history. Warren Marchioni, a member of the Board of the Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy and a former science teacher, will lead a discussion on The Natural History of Grover Cleveland Park starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Caldwell Library, at 268 Bloomfield Ave. This discussion is free and open to the public. Freshly-baked refreshments will be provided. Although Marchioni has retired from full-time instruction at both the secondary and undergraduate levels, he continues to work in the science field as a part-time instructor at Liberty Science Center. He has been a resident …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Potential GOP presidential candidate says he admires the 19th century Democrat for his frequent vetoes, opposing special interests.
Thursday, April 18
Republican Sen. Rand Paul named Caldwell-born U.S. President Grover Cleveland as one of his favorite Democratic presidents on Wednesday. The Kentucky senator and GOP presidential hopeful praised the 19th-century president during a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. Rand called Cleveland a populist and said he admires him for often vetoing the bills that came before his desk and opposing special interests. In the breakfast interview with reporters, the Tea Party conservative also said he is a fan of Henry David Thoreau, a poet, author, philosopher and leading transcendentalist. Cleveland, who lived in Caldwell until he was four-years-old, is a perennial nominee for the N.J. Hall of Fame. His birthplace was named one of 50 …
Monday, April 8, 2013
U.S. president born in Caldwell once again makes the list of New Jersey Hall of Fame nominees, along with other big Essex County names, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Brown and Joe Piscopo.
Caldwell’s native son Grover Cleveland has once again made the list of New Jersey Hall of Fame nominees—but will 2013 finally be the 22nd and 24th U.S. President’s year to be inducted? The New Jersey Hall of Fame Commission announced this year's 51 nominees on Monday, opening the public voting period for the Class of 2013. Nominees are divided into five categories, including arts and entertainment, sports, historical figures, enterprise (think business and technology) and general. Voting is open through Friday, May 3 at www.NJHallofFame.org. Inductees will be announced later this spring and a formal induction ceremony will take place later in the year. Cleveland's name often appears with the word "only." He's the only president to be born …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association founded on Caldwell-born U.S. President's birthday one hundred years ago.
One hundred years ago on March 18, the Grover Cleveland Birthplace was sold to the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Association. The sale date coincides with the birthday of the 22nd and 24th U.S. President, who was born in Caldwell on March 18, 1837. In 1913, the foundation of the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association was marked with a parade on Bloomfield Avenue shown in the photo above. The photograph appears in John Collins' book, "Remembering the Caldwells." Local resident Richard Gibbs donated a copy of the book to the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association Saturday at the group's annual conference. Gibbs said, "The people were on the way to a ceremony at the birthplace to watch the turning over of ownership of the …
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Proceeds from ticket sales of self-guided tour to benefit Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex.
Get decorating ideas and enjoy beautiful homes trimmed for the holidays this Sunday, Dec. 4, by going on “The Christmas Walk.” The self-guided seasonal house tour will take place from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday only. Tickets are $30 each and will be available at Caldwell Flowerland, 329 Bloomfield Ave., in Caldwell, on the day of the tour. Benefiting The Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex Foundation, the tour will include six area homes and three historic 19th-century homes, including the Grover Cleveland Birthplace in Caldwell, the Zenas C. Crane House in West Caldwell, and Roseland's Harrison House. Docents will be stationed at each of the homes to answer questions. Complimentary refreshments will be available at Flowerland, as well as…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Will this finally be Grover Cleveland's year? Voting for Class of 2012 open through Jan. 1.
Caldwell’s own U.S. President, Stephen “Grover” Cleveland, is among the 50 great New Jerseyans nominated for the New Jersey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012—and there’s still time to vote. Voters, who do not have to live in the state, have until Jan. 1, 2012 to learn about the nominees and pick their favorites at www.NJHallofFame.org. The son of a minister, Cleveland was born in Caldwell on March 18, 1837, and lived there until he was four-years-old. Cleveland went on to become the Governor of New York and was later elected the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. He is the only president to have served two non-consecutive terms, and the only one born and buried in New Jersey. Cleveland is nominated under the historical category, …
Monday, February 15, 2010
The Caldwells Patch visits Grover Cleveland's birthplace.
As the country celebrates the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington on Monday, Caldwell will make sure its most popular president is recognized as well. The Grover Cleveland birthplace, located at 207 Bloomfield Ave., will be open for tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Caldwells Patch toured the residence over the weekend, visiting Cleveland's birth room, office and kitchen. With the guidance of Caldwell resident and full-time curator Sharon Farrell, Patch viewed exhibits that encompass the former president's entire lifespan—personal and professional—and also offer a unique perspective into life in the American 1800s as well. The Grover Cleveland birthplace was built in 1832 as a pastor's residence for the First Presbyterian …