Recreation & Lifestyle

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that bananas are taboo for anyone who is concerned about rainforest destruction? Even if I seek out “fair trade” or organic bananas, am I feeding the demand which is causing rainforest to be cleared?

Eco-Adventures Day Camp

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Middlesex County students entering fifth through eighth grades are invited to attend a summer day program at the county’s Extension office called “Eco- Adventures at the EARTH Center”. The program will be held Aug. 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, South Brunswick.

Tackling Your Kids’ Summer Boredom

With millions of American schoolchildren starting summer vacation, cries of “I’m bored” will soon ring out across the nation. Swimming lessons and trips to the mall can fill only so many hours. Before you give up and hand over the TV remote, consider some activities that can be productive, safe and fun for kids of all ages.

Italian Singer Performs In Cranford

CRANFORD—The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite the public to enjoy a selection of arias, Italian songs and popular standards as interpreted by tenor Salvatore Chiarelli at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, on Tuesday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Sunscreen Season Is Here

STATE — Beach and pool weather is here, and most of us are anxious to bask in the sunlight. Before visiting some of the 127 miles of beaches in New Jersey, taking a dip in a swimming pool or doing yard work, it is important to take some precautions in order to be safe from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are the cause of many skin issues including skin cancer.