Check Out Our Residents’ Train Room – A Holiday Tradition

Each year, a group of industrious residents sets 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!

 

Meet The Author: Author, Crane’s Mill Resident to Sign His Book

Book Signing & Lecture with Crane’s Mill Resident Gene Kesselman

Author of Letters from Grandpa: A primer for life 

Thursday, October 5th • 2:00 p.m.
Hinman Hall at Crane’s Mill
459 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell

RSVP: Call 973-276-3070 or click here to send an email.

Leaving a Living Legacy to your grandchildren

Learn how to teach your grandchildren their roots and family history. Kesselman will also discuss how to share your own life’s lessons and wisdom with your grandchildren and teach them about self confidence, self respect, and much more.

The letters in this book follow one of three distinct themes: America 80 years ago, the author’s life and times, and ideas to assist in their personal development. The first allows his grandchildren to understand and appreciate the very different America in which he grew up. The second tells them who he was and how he came to be who he is today. The last group of letters makes them aware of productive personality traits, communication skills, and mind set that will facilitate all their endeavors throughout their lives.

It is truly a primer for life for you and your family.

Books are available on Amazon or at this signing event.

The Crane’s Mill YouTube Page is Growing!—Check it Out!

Have you visited the Crane’s Mill YouTube page?

It’s growing all the time, with lots of fun videos featuring our actual residents, staff, and campus! Some of the videos include our television commercials, virtual tours, and more!

Our residents always have a lot of fun modeling for our photos and videos, and love to hear your feedback.

Click here to visit the page!

After you’ve enjoyed watching the videos, be sure to send us an email and tell us what you would like to see added next!

Finally—It’s the First Day of Spring 2016!

In the cold, dark days of winter, spring can feel like a very long way off!

Crane's Mill Spring DaffodilsToday we celebrate the first day of spring! We’re so happy it’s here. As much as we enjoyed the holidays and lots of exceptional winter activities, there’s something about this season that makes us smile just a little wider.

Soon the birds will migrate, and our pond and woodland will be filled with warblers of all shades, and the spring flowers will bloom, brightening the landscape in colors that only nature can supply.

Outdoor exercise is a big part of our plan—our trail walking club will make their way out ever Friday, reporting back on their sightings and sometimes bringing photos to document their trips.

Barbecues on our patio will start soon, the perfect way to fuel up after a game of bocce, and grandchildren will visit to play both outside an in.

We wish you lots of fun times this spring season!

Inside the Crane’s Mill Woodworking Shop

Did you know that Crane’s Mill residents enjoy their very own woodworking shop?

Crane's Mill residents enjoy their very own woodworking shop.

Crane’s Mill residents enjoy their very own woodworking shop.

The tradition continues at Crane’s Mill!

Behind an unassuming (locked) door next to our beauty salon/barber shop and across from our activities room, the woodworking shop provides our residents a dedicated space for everything from simple whittling to complex builds.

Since 1998, the shop has produced all sorts of resident-made treasures—our library’s bookshelves, the walking trail’s duck boxes, and furniture throughout the campus, to name a few—that stand proud today, and that we are sure to enjoy for years to come.

The shop includes complex power tools, hand tools, all sorts of wood, plus paints, stains, and glues to complete any project.

Are you a woodworker? Have you produced something you’d like to share with our readers? Click here to send us an email, and we just might feature your work in a future Crane’s Mill Courier article!