Recreation & Lifestyle

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that some countries have turned over public water supplies to private companies, effectively denying local communities much-needed access? — J. Johnson, Lancaster, PA

Author To Speak About 9/11 Aftermath

CRANFORD—Cranford resident Dr. Paul Lioy will discuss his recently published book, “Dust: The Inside Story of Its Role in the September 11th Aftermath,” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

NJ Senior Olympic Games Open Competition Saturday

WOODBRIDGE — Mayor John E. McCormac, the New Jersey Senior Olympic Committee, Senior Olympians and competing Senior athletes, and statewide elected officials will open the 2010 New Jersey Senior Olympic Games on Saturday, Sept. 11, during ceremonies outside the Woodbridge Community Center.

Kean Announces Inaugural Enlow Recital Hall Schedule

UNION – The Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University announces its 2010-11 inaugural season lineup. The first full season in Enlow Hall consists of 19 performances featuring many of today’s leading musicians and ensembles in classical, pop, jazz and world music, as well as a number of special projects and residencies.

Fall II Classes at Middlesex County College Begin September 27

EDISON — It’s not too late to start college. At Middlesex County College, a special “Fall II” program of accelerated courses begins Sept. 27. Courses are offered day, evening, and through the internet as well as at various locations throughout the county.

The Writer’s Block: Are You A VIP?

Remember those back to school commercials from a few years ago that featured ecstatic parents gliding along on a shopping cart in a school supply store? Their darling children stood frozen and expressionless as a voiceover could be heard singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”