Recreation & Lifestyle

Family Day

PERTH AMBOY — The City of Perth Amboy’s second annual Family Day will be held at the waterfront off Sadowski Parkway on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Writer’s Block: Birthday Bliss

I recently celebrated another birthday. A really big one, I might add, but, unlike many past birthdays, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Not because of the surprise party my family set me up for or even because of the nice gifts I received from everyone who came. No, I had a great birthday this year because for the first time, in a very long time, I prepared myself for the arrival of the day I would officially be deemed ‘old’.

PSE&G Suggests Ways To Keep Cool And Manage Energy Costs For The Rest Of The Summer

NEWARK — July 2010 has gone into the history books as one of the hottest Julys on record, with 21 days of temperatures exceeding 90 degrees. This compares to one day above 90 last year. In addition, June 2010 had 13 days above 90 degrees versus zero days last year.

Remembering The Past: Information Wanted

I received the following in an e-mail: “Hi Diane, My husband Robert LaRouche grew up in Elizabethport until his mother died when he was 9. He was then passed around by the New Jersey social service system and ended up living with a family in Kenilworth –his ‘brother’ was Hans Friedrichsen.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: I know that local food has health and environmental benefits, but my local grocer only carries a few items. Is there a push for bigger supermarkets to carry locally produced food? — Maria Fine, Somerville, MA