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
CLARK – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday, Aug. 4, with a performance by Doctor K’s Motown Review. This free concert of Motown favorites, begins at 7:30 p.m. at Oak Ridge Park in of Clark.
Did you know that childhood obesity is the No. 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking? Among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood.
RAHWAY – In conjunction with Rahway’s Aug. 5 National Night Out event at The Union County Arts Center at 1601 Irving Street, Rahway PBA Local 31 is sponsoring a blood drive from 6 to 9 p.m.
(StatePoint) You don’t have to be a corporate executive or firefighter to get stressed. Stress accumulates from situations at work and home and can lead to destructive behaviors if not recognized and addressed.
(StatePoint) You may be a nice person, but are you an ethical one?
EDISON — The Edison Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Edison Police Department, will offer an old fashioned drive-in movie on Tuesday, Aug. 3, on the Edison High School football field at 50 Boulevard of the Eagles.
STATE – The New Jersey State Library and local libraries from across the state have partnered with the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority to encourage readers to “Read Like a Library Champion” during their local library’s Summer Reading Program by giving them the opportunity to win tickets to IZOD Center events by logging in the books they read at www.njlibrarychampions.org.
(StatePoint) As more kids than ever, at younger and younger ages, use the family computer for homework and play, it’s important for parents to teach their kids about Internet safety and security.
TRENTON – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher is asking campers to leave their firewood at home to prevent the spread of insects that pose a potential threat to the Garden State’s forests.