FISHING WITH GRANDPA…on a warm summer’s day. After picking out just the right shady spot under a tree at Union County’s Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, Ken Kennedy relaxes—in between baiting hooks—for his grandsons, Patrick, 5, and Steven Miller, 7.
LEBANON—“Saving Hannah: Or How to Rewrite History, A GirlMogul Adventure” by Andrea Stein is a tween novel with four smart, savvy characters who would rather rule their town than win a beauty contest or choose new lip gloss.
Everyone from New Jersey who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.
CARTERET — For 35 years, the arrival of September in Carteret has brought with it the town’s Ethnic Day Festival, a day full of entertainment, foods, and crafts that celebrate the diversity that characterizes this suburban community.
EDISON — The Banjo Rascals will be featured on Tuesday, Sept. 14, as part of the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County’s Various Sounds of Music series.
LINDEN – The city’s Department of Public Property and Community Services is sponsoring karate classes for Linden students ages 5 through 15.
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department will again offer an adult co-ed volleyball league this year.
MILLBURN — Paper Mill Playhouse announced casting for Hairspray last week. Directed by Matt Lenz, with choreography by Michele Lynch, Hairspray will run at the Millburn theatre from Sept. 22 through Oct. 24.
Dear EarthTalk: What are the differences between farmed versus wild salmon when it comes to human and environmental health? — Greg Diamond, Nashville, TN
CLARK — The Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark will celebrate its annual Polish Harvest Festival “Dozynki” on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. This colorful event highlights 1,000 years of Polish tradition.