Antique Appraisal Event a Rousing Success

See below for a large collection of photos from today’s program.

Earlier today, Carolyn Remmey, Principal Appraiser for Remmey Antiques & Fine Art, presented a fun and informative program at Crane’s Mill. The 75 guests in attendance were encouraged to each bring up to two items. Throughout the program, Carolyn inspected and appraised each item while discussing artwork, collectibles and the antiques industry.

Some great tips were shared with the group. For instance, we learned that the old adage that something needs to be 100 years old to be valuable no longer holds true. In fact, items from the middle of the 20th century are proving to be very valuable in today’s market.

Our guests brought an amazing collection of items from their personal collections. Some were collecting dust in basements and attics while others came from prominent spots in the home.

As you’ll see in the gallery below, we saw wonderful artwork, exquisite jewelry and a number of porcelain, silver and glass items. Our favorites included flatware from the 1860s and a collection of unique painted furniture.

If you’re interested in antiques, Carolyn mentioned a great event coming up this Fall at the New Vernon Garden Club. A luncheon dubbed “Hidden Treasures” featuring antiques expert, author and television host Leigh Keno takes place Wednesday, November 6, 2013. For more information, please email Jeanne Manley at

In Case You Missed It…

Catch up with some stand-out posts from the Crane’s Mill Courier—the official blog of Northern New Jersey’s Premier Retirement Community.

From time-to-time, we like to post some links to previous articles, just in case you missed them. This time around, we are focusing on some informational posts for those members of the audience who may be researching retirement communities for themselves or their loved ones:

Discover 3 Keys to a Carefree Retirement

Considering a move to a retirement community? Make sure it’s built on a solid financial foundation.

Retirement Living 101: What questions should you ask when visiting a retirement community?

Falls: Reduce The Risk

Crane’s Mill and Saint Barnabas Medical Center present a special program focused on fall prevention in seniors.

Join Rosann Kravetz Toma, PT, DPT, a physical therapist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, for this informative presentation.  Dr. Kravetz Toma will visit Crane’s Mill on August 7th to discuss:

  • Reducing fall risks
  • Home and community safety
  • Postural awareness
  • Recommended exercises to reduce fall risks
  • Procedures to follow in the event of a fall

Wednesday, August 7th | 2:00 p.m. To RSVP, call 973-276-3004 or email

Dr. Kravetz Toma has more than 20 years practice as a physical therapist.  Her experience includes working in both acute care medical centers and home care environments.  She received her physical therapy degree from Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York in Brooklyn, NY, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of New England, ME.  For the past 15 years, she has worked at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, with a variety of different patients with neurological disorders, orthopedic surgeries, and medical conditions.  She has extensive experience in the area of falls and fall prevention.

Currently Available: Two Bedroom, Two Bath with Den in 1,100 Square Feet

Interested in an apartment at Crane’s Mill? If you need a little extra space, and like views of the pond and woods, The Morris may be for you!

A 3-D look at the Morris floor plan.

The Morris is an airy apartment perfect for those who like to entertain or just like a little extra space for larger furniture and artwork. The two generously-sized bedrooms offer plenty of room to stretch out, and the two full baths provide the convenience you expect from upscale apartment living. Plus, the den is a perfect cozy corner for reading or watching television.

We’re happy to share the news that we have a  “Morris” apartment currently available.

Click here for photos, a floor plan and more!

A Summery Surprise on a Hot July Morning

The Crane’s Mill campus, a Certified Wildlife Habitat, combines the beauty of nature with the convenience of being close to everything.

Earlier this morning, a magnificent, brightly-colored butterfly landed on a bush right outside of Towne Square. Thanks to my ever-useful camera phone, I was able to snap a photo before Mr. Butterfly had to continue on his way:

An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail lands for a visit to Crane's Mill.

Some research suggests that our new friend is most likely an Easter Tiger Swallowtail. Are we correct? If you’re a nature enthusiast and can give us some more info, please click here to send us an email.

To see more of our campus and its natural surroundings, take a look at our recent ‘100 Nature Photos’ series. From box turtles and screech owls to sunflowers and turkey tail mushrooms, it’s a true feast for the eyes!