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.
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.
CLARK — The Clark chapter of UNICO held its 4th annual Italian American Feast during the three-day Columbus weekend. The feast consisted of many of your favorite Italian foods, rides, games, novelty vendors, entertainment, raffles and so much more.
EDISON — The Edison Recreation Department is offering a bus trip to see the 2010 version of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
NEWARK — New Jersey residents often take advantage of the cool, comfortable temperatures of autumn to enjoy the beauty of nature and clean up around their homes. The experts at the New Jersey Poison Control Center are urging homeowners to be aware this fall of some potential dangers lurking in parks, in fields and yards, under leaves and in gutters.