Recreation & Lifestyle

Balloon Festival Promises Family Fun

READINGTON — The 28th annual Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC, the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America, is ready to take off July 23-24-25 at Solberg Airport in Readington in Hunterdon County.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: I heard about a supposed dangerous chemical called “triclosan” that is in many personal care and other consumer products. Can you enlighten? — Carl Stoneman, Richland, WA