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, 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 …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
At annual meeting, Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association reports on vision for building a major historic tourism site.
"Growing up is hard to do," David Cowell told the trustees and supporters assembled for the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association’s (GCBMA) annual meeting Monday. Cowell, president of the association, said the group has reached a turning point in its history as it looks to do more than simply sustain the birthplace of the 24th and 26th U.S. President. The frame house located in downtown Caldwell contains the largest number of Cleveland artifacts anywhere and attracted more than 6,000 visitors last year. The association is currently focused on having the birthplace thrive not only as a historic site, but as an economic engine for the local community. Cowell outlined the steps the group has taken toward creating what he called a …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association presents "A Halloween Ghost Walk".
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Get to know the ghosts of Caldwell next Friday when the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association presents "A Halloween Ghost Walk". James Gardner will lead half-mile guided tours from Arlington Avenue to the Cloverleaf Tavern, revealing unbelievable but true stories about the neighborhood. Tours are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 27, at 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. The 7:30 tour has already sold out! Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 13. Tours must be reserved in advance with full payment. Please show up 15 minutes before tour scheduled tour time to check in. A special Boo-tique will be set up at the birthplace and a children's Halloween adventure area will open at 2 p.m. with free games and activities for kids. The …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Plus, results of first-ever Snickerdoodle Bake-Off.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Bloomfield show is tonight, July 4th celebrated elsewhere with parades, mini golf and 'Snickerdoodles'
Communities throughout Essex County yesterday showed patriotic spirit with parades, contests and, of course, fireworks to celebrate the nation’s birthday. And for those who missed out on a fireworks show -- or who just need one more fix of some rockets’ red glare -- there’s another incendiary display scheduled tonight at Bloomfield’s Foley Field. Gates open at 5:30 pm with fireworks beginning at 9:20 pm. The show, originally scheduled for the 4th, was rescheduled due to concerns over forecasted thunderstorms. In Caldwell, the Grover Cleveland Birthplace -- a memorial to the only US president to serve two non-consecutive terms -- held its annual ice cream social. In honor of the 19th-century leader, yesterday’s event also featured some old…
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Fourth of July Ice Cream Social enjoyed by hundreds of Caldwell residents.
Hundreds of residents gathered on the lawn of the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Wednesday for the annual Fourth of July Ice Cream Social. In addition to old-fashioned games like ring toss and potato-sack races, families were treated to tours of the historic house, a magician and a flea circus. This year, the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association held a Snickerdoodle Bake-off to find the best local recipe of a cookie believed to be a favorite of the 24th and 26th U.S. President. Julia Shannon took first prize in the competition out of 14 entries. Natasha Lachak, 10, won second place in the bake-off. The bake-off was judged by Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing, Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association Trustee Matt Rollins and …
Presidential birthplace will hold baking competition open to all Essex residents at annual Fourth of July Ice Cream Social.
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Caldwell native U.S. President Grover Cleveland was a robust man who preferred plain foods despite the opulent Victorian foods that made up the customary menu for state functions while he was president in the late 19th century. Cleveland was once overheard commenting that he would prefer corned beef and cabbage to the rich, multi-course meal on the table in front of him and he complained, "I must go to dinner. I wish it was to eat a pickled herring, Swiss cheese and a chop at Louis' instead of the French stuff I shall find." At the Grover Cleveland Birthplace, they don’t know for sure what Cleveland preferred for dessert, but a reputed favorite sweet was the Snickerdoodle, a type of sugar cookie popular in that era. With a variety of …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Work on Grounds at Grover Cleveland Birthplace for 4th of July Celebration
After working on an archeological dig at the Grover Cleveland Birthplace, Alex Rosa, along with his fellow Troop 6 Boy Scouts and family members, helped put things back in place on Sunday. The scouts and family members literally got their hands dirty as they filled in the remainder of the sink holes left after the November 2011 dig. With the groundwork completed, the Grover Cleveland Birthplace is now set to host the 4th of July Ice Cream Social and Snickerdoodle contest. "The scouts and their families responded so positively when we asked for help. Their quick response and obvious sense of civic pride, and willingness to help their community is so inspiring. Many thanks to the troop for this wonderful service," commented Sharon Farrell…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
$1 coin commemorating 22nd U.S. President goes on sale Tuesday at noon.
June 19 is a date fans of U.S. President Grover Cleveland will flip for. At noon (ET) Tuesday, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Grover Cleveland $1 Coin Cover (first term). The limited-edition coin cover includes two circulating quality 2012 Grover Cleveland Presidential $1 Coins from the first day of mintage (March 8, 2012 for the U.S. Mint at Denver and March 29, 2012 for the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia). Mintage is limited to 22,000 units. The Grover Cleveland $1 Coin Cover costs $19.95, plus $4.95 for shipping and handling. The coins come in a display card with a 45-cent postage stamp canceled in Caldwell, Cleveland’s birthplace. The U.S. Mint began issuing $1 coins honoring U.S. Presidents in 2007. Four …