The Cranford Public Schools are in the news this week as they begin a strategic planning initiative looking ahead to 2023. Also, a Cranford woman is among those being honored with a Women of Excellence Award from the Union County Commission on the Status of Women. In CHS varsity sports, both the bowling and track teams are involved in state sectionals. Other teams are also active over the weekend. The weather takes a turn toward more wintery conditions over the next few days but we have some indoor activities to keep you warm.