The Best of 2014: A Look Back at Top Posts from the Crane’s Mill Courier Blog

Join us for a look back at the top posts from the Crane’s Mill Courier—the official blog for Crane’s Mill Retirement Community in West Caldwell, New Jersey.

2014 saw so many wonderful posts on our blog. Thanks to you, the readers, we’re always coming up with new ideas and new ways to share what’s going on at Crane’s Mill (and beyond).

We thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and revisit the year that was—click the links below to view top 10 posts of 2014…enjoy!

In January, we celebrated National Thank You Month.

We had one cold, icy, snowy winter season…

…and a spectacular spring was a welcomed change!

Our first ever Interfaith Passover Dinner was a great success.

Our residents honored the Crane’s Mill ‘Mayor.’

We toured the Crane’s Mill Gift Box.

Location, location, location: why Crane’s Mill residents love living at 459 Passaic Avenue.

We remembered the past in a fun way.

The Cooking Channel’s ‘Spice Goddess’ Bal Arneson took center stage for our residents.

Our Crane’s Mill Overview Video premiered—over 150 proud residents and staff members were involved in the filming!

Do you agree with this year’s top post selections? What were your favorites? Do you have ideas of your own for what you’d like to see covered in the Crane’s Mill Courier? Let us know by clicking here, and we may include your ideas in an upcoming issue. Thanks for reading!

Plus, take a look even further back—review our Best of 2013 list here.

Merry Christmas from Your Friends at Crane’s Mill

Merry Christmas to you and yours! We wish you a Christmas filled with love, friends, family, health, and happiness.

Snow Covered Car? Let Crane’s Mill do the Heavy Lifting!

Did you know that Crane’s Mill residents enjoy the luxury of never having to shovel, scrape, or brush ever again?

You've spent enough winters cleaning snow off your car.

Each winter, our maintenance department and dedicated landscaping team are on stand-by at the first sign of a snowfall. For residents who park outside (there is garage parking available in Creekside and our cottages), our staff cleans off the resident’s car, cleans out the parking space, and puts the car back in the spot, ready for it’s next outing to the grandkids house or holiday shopping trip.

This is just one of many winter season services provided by our team to our residents. Perhaps best of all, these services are 100% included in our residents’ monthly maintenance fees.

Ready to learn more about how Crane’s Mill keeps its residents safe, active, and healthy all year long? Click here to send us an email or call 973-276-3001—we look forward to hearing from you!

Check Out Our Residents’ Train Room – A Holiday Tradition

Each year, a group of industrious residents set up an extraordinary train room for the holidays. Our residents and staff love to visit and marvel at the miniature world our they create.

Complete with 3 working engines, the trains follow twists and turns around a mountainside (with skiers), a lumber mill, brewery, train stations (with eager passengers), residential neighborhoods, a hotel, a downtown, and so much more!

One could spend hours picking out new and exciting to-scale scenes. We were able to snap some photos…enjoy!