Recreation & Lifestyle

The Writer’s Block: Here Come Those Summertime Blues

One sure sign that we are in the waning days of summer is the new crop of TV commercials that are now beginning to air. They try to get us into the fall spirit by enticing us to buy back to school supplies, new cars, spiffy clothes, computers, and even more back to school supplies.

Asian Food Markets Present “Taste Of Japan” Festival

NORTH PLAINFIELD – A little bit of Japan is coming to Route 22.
On Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22, the Asian Food Markets of North Plainfield and Nishimoto Trading Co. will present “A Taste of Japan – A Summer Food Festival.”

Tea Party To Teach Manners, Self-Esteem & History

UNION — On Sunday, Aug, 29, girls ages 5 – 13 will come together at Liberty Hall Mansion and Museum (home to the first governor of New Jersey) to learn about self-esteem, manners, and a little history at the second annual OMG! Tea Party.

“Scott Pilgrim vs. The World:” A Match Made on the Cutting Edge

As inevitable as the rock opera was in the late 1960s, director Edgar Wright’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” creatively combines the audio-visual tools of a new generation in a kaleidoscopic mélange of mediums.

Local Scouts Impressed By National Jamboree

BOWLING GREEN, Va. — At 6:30 a.m. on July 25, 200 Scouts and Leaders of Patriots’ Path Council started arriving at the Morristown Armory to join with 45,000 other Scouts and Leaders for the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree and to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of BSA.

Community Calendar

German Biergarten • Aug. 20 from 5:30-11 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host an authentic German biergarten. There will music by Richard Jordan, and 35 German theme cars will be on display. German & American food available to purchase. For info, call 1-732-574-8600.

Barron Arts Center Hosts Mind Pixels Exhibit

WOODBRIDGE – Surealism is alive and well at the Barron Arts Center where they will host the unique exhibition “Mind Pixels,” opening on Saturday, Aug. 21. The Barron Arts Center is located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Drivers Distracted By Dogs

HAMILTON – Millions of Americans recognize that dogs are wonderful companions and bring their favorite furry friend along on road trips, day trips and even day-to-day errands. However, in a vehicle this can mean added distractions for the driver.