WASHINGTON, D.C. – In less than a month, on Nov. 13, a historic and lifesaving event — The American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) — a public health initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse will be held in communities across the country.
Coat Drive • Oct. 16 & 17 – The Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women will hold a coat drive for the Rescue Mission of Trenton. Coats can be dropped off at the entrance of the church, Washington Ave., South Amboy after the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday and between 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sunday.
LIVINGSTON – When kids return from trick or treating, there is a new reason for parents to sort through their Halloween booty. Many of the items may contain caffeine, especially those made of chocolate. Taking into account the amount of caffeine their children may already be consuming might cause concern for parents.
NEW BRUNSWICK—On Halloween, the State Theatre presents Leo Lionni’s Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch performed by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m.
Dear EarthTalk: What is “BPA” used in plastics, and why should I worry about it? Are there certain household items or food containers to avoid because of BPA? — Tina Sillers, via e-mail
WOODBRIDGE – The Mayor’s Health Expo has a new location this year: the Woodbridge Public Health Center at 2 George Frederick Plaza. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.
EDISON–Edison Wetlands Association (EWA) will be hosting a free Autumn Pumpkin Painting at the Triple C Ranch, the last remaining farm in the Edison area.
CLARK — Danielle Fidurski, daughter of William and Lorraine Fidurski of Clark, and Mark Miller, son of Henry and Lillian Miller, also of Clark, were united in marriage on Aug. 14 at Saint Agnes Church in Clark. The reception was held at the Colonia Country Club.
STATE – Quick Chek, a chain of 125 food store locations throughout New Jersey and Southern New York, announced the names of the five finalists slated to compete in its first-ever Sub Showdown, a build-your-own-sub recipe contest.
STATE—In advance of National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 17-23), the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released the first naturalistic study using in vehicle cameras to capture teenage drivers and their parents during their supervised driving phase.