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Crane's Mill Pi Day 2019

National Pi Day

Crane’s Mill Distributes Deliciously Clever National Pi Day Treats National Pi Day, celebrated through the world on March 14—yes, that’s 3-14—not only commemorates a very special, non-ending number, but also celebrates the birthday of one of the greatest scientists and mathematicians of all times—Albert Einstein. National Pi Day has become the day to celebrate numbers, math, and in the case of LSMNJ—census numbers! This year, social workers, discharge planners and case managers in the Essex County area were acknowledged by Crane’s Mill with mini chocolate cream pies, courtesy of our very own in-house pastry chef. …Read More »


Join the Fun: Follow Crane’s Mill on Social Media

Don’t miss out on all the latest from the area’s top retirement community! Social media is a great way to keep in touch with family and friends, stay up-to-date on the latest news, and so much more. Did you know that you can also keep up with all the goings-on at Crane’s Mill on social media too? Click the links below to learn more and engage with our community today: Facebook Interact with residents and staff, gain access to exclusive event invitations, and never miss a minute of all the fun happening at Crane’s Mill! Google Plus Check our Google Plus …Read More »


Today is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day!

Today we celebrate the go-to flavor for ice cream lovers everywhere! Here’s the scoop on this fun holiday: Chocolate is too obvious. Pistachio is too green. Rum Raisin is too alliterative. That’s why today, we celebrate the smooth, straightforward, stalwart ice cream flavor of choice of millions: vanilla. Vanilla ice cream is rumored to be created, or at least made popular, by our third president Thomas Jefferson. Having picked up the recipe in France, Jefferson brought the indulgence with him to the new colonies and the rest, as they say, is history. While this may or may not be a …Read More »





Celebrating “National Thank You Month” All January Long

After a season of giving and receiving, it’s nice to take a moment to say ‘thanks’ to our family and friends. We have a lot to be thankful for at Crane’s Mill. January is National Thank You Month In January, notoriously known as the coldest of winter months here in New Jersey, it’s nice to know that it has been christened “National Thank You Month.” It’s curiously placed, as Thanksgiving is not too far in our rear-view-mirrors, but we do see its merit—the holidays were filled with the spoils of presents, meals, desserts, entertainment, and much more, so perhaps January is …Read More »



It’s Groundhog Day on the Crane’s Mill Courier!

Have you seen the movie Groundhog Day? It’s a modern classic starring Bill Murray. If you have, you’ll realize at least some irony in our repeating of last year’s post about the prognosticator of prognosticators, Punxsutawney Phil—the world-famous groundhog! Continue on for a complete overview of Groundhog Day through history! Did you know that the first took place on February 2, 1887? Follow the link below to learn more about this fun day, its meaning, and how we came to rely on a cuddly creature to predict the duration of our winter season! Here is the link to History.com, which …Read More »