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Bebe Antell - Crane's Mill Neighbor of the Week

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Bebe Antell

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Bebe Antell moved to Crane’s Mill in 2015. Ms. Antell previously lived in Millburn and West Orange, NJ.   Bebe enjoys all sorts of activities at Crane’s Mill, including the garden club, exercising in the fitness center, musical entertainment, and movies on the big screen in our auditorium, Hinman Hall. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Peter Marzano

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! This week, the spotlight is on Peter Marzano, who moved to Crane’s Mill in May of 2020. Mr. Marzano grew up in Newark, attending East Side High School before serving in the Army during World War II. Mr. Marzano had a long career in law enforcement, including 28 years as a Newark police officer. He enjoys playing cards and spending time with his family, who live close to the community. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Annette Busch

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Ms. Busch moved from Florida to Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey Say Hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week Annette Busch moved to Crane’s Mill in 2017 from Delray Beach, Florida. Ms. Busch has three children and seven grandchildren. She has a B.A. degree from Brooklyn College and a M.A. degree from Hofstra University. Ms. Busch was a teacher of Spanish and English, and enjoys writing poetry and song lyrics. …Read More »


Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Tony Cirillo

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Mr. Cirillo can be seen in our We’re Back campaign video, celebrating residents removing their masks and showing their smiles! This week’s neighbor is Tony Cirillo, who moved to Crane’s Mill from New York City in 2016. Mr. Cirillo is a friendly conversationist who can be seen talking with any number of people in the Towne Square lobby. Mr. Cirillo provided this spirited “We’re Back!” for our recent campaign video, and when someone delivers a performance with this much gusto, it’s worth repeating! …Read More »


Executive Chef Dominic Ackerman of Crane's Mill

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Chef Dominic Ackerman

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! The New Jersey native and culinary expert provides an upscale dining experience Crane’s Mill residents You know Chef Dominic Ackerman from our Facebook Live Cooking Demos, and we’re excited to share more about our executive chef her as our neighbor of the week! Born and raised in Morris County, Dominic Ackerman has always showed an enthusiasm for the culinary arts from a young age. After an early start in his grandmother’s kitchen, Dominic attended the Morris County School of Technology prior to studying classic French cuisine at the New England …Read More »


Featured Apartment: The Park Avenue

Currently Available: “Park Avenue” Apartment—2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Den in 1600 Square Feet The Park Avenue is the flagship of Crane’s Mill apartments—and we’re excited to announce that we currently have one available. The Crane’s Mill “Park Avenue” is the community’s largest apartment—a two bedroom, two bath with den apartment measuring 1,600 square feet. Located in Creekside, one of three interconnected buildings at Crane’s Mill, the Park Avenue provides all the space and versatility of a cottage with the added advantage of access to all sorts of amenities without ever having to step foot outside. The Park Avenue features nine-foot ceilings …Read More »


Wally Reiling

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Wally Reiling

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Wally Enjoys Performing On Stage with the Crane’s Mill Drama Club Wally Reiling became a Crane’s Mill resident in May 2019. Wally is well-known around campus for his friendly demeanor and quick-witted sense of humor. Wally owned a toy manufacturing company, and enjoys sports and movies. He also has a passion for acting. In fact, he was integral in founding Crane’s Mill’s Drama Club, which meets twice per month and is currently working on their next performance. …Read More »


Bloomfield Floor Plan

Crane’s Mill Cottage Residents Leave Their Worries Behind

The West Caldwell, New Jersey Retirement Community Offers Amazing Accommodations Imagine having all the benefits of your own home with none of the hassle. That’s the reality for the lucky seniors living in a Crane’s Mill cottage. Crane’s Mill offers luxury living for adults age 60 and better, and the epitome of that lifestyle is found in our cottage homes. This boutique collection of freestanding, single-family homes offer fine finishes, modern amenities, and plenty of room for entertaining and hosting guests. Plus, cottage residents enjoy all the same benefits as all Crane’s Mill residents including a flexible meal plan, housekeeping, …Read More »


Lois poses with an award-winning painting

Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Lois Schnell

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week! Lois Schnell enjoys everything our West Caldwell retirement community has to offer Lois Schnell is an independent living resident who is graceful, friendly, and talented. Lois is an accomplished painter, interpreting a wide range of subjects in vivid, colorful creations.   Lois enjoys all different Crane’s Mill programs, and has been the featured artist on the organization’s Christmas card on more than one occasion. …Read More »


Cruise Week 2021

Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week – Crane’s Mill Staff

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbors of the Week! This week, in honor of Employee Recognition Week, our Neighbors are the Crane’s Mill staff! These talented and dedicated individuals go above and beyond every day of the year to keep residents active, engaged, and living their best lives. Stay tuned to our social media channels for more throughout the week: Crane’s Mill Facebook Page Crane’s Mill LinkedIn Page …Read More »