TRENTON – Two lucky New Jersey Lottery players have won the Powerball second prize of $200,000 for the Saturday, May 15 drawing. One winning ticket was sold at Belleville Tobacco & Hobby Center, located in Belleville. Another winning ticket was purchased at Krauszer’s #465, located in North Brunswick.
Dear EarthTalk: I heard that Walmart is having a bigger positive impact on the environment than any other U.S. institution. What are they doing along these lines? — R. Schlansker, Beaverton, OR
CLARK– The American Cancer Society, along with Clark Township, will be hosting an overnight “Birthday Party”, expecting more than 1,000 guests. However, this is not a birthday celebration in the usual sense.
STATE — The Social Security Administration recently announced the most popular baby names in New Jersey for 2009.
UNION—On Monday, May 17, at 7 p.m., the Union Public Library will host a presentation on two of New Jersey’s most famous and colorful political figures of its past: Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague, and Atlantic City Mayor Enoch L. “Nucky” Johnson.
Selection of trees for planting in a home landscape depends on the desired effect and the purpose the trees will satisfy in the landscape, explains Tchukki Andersen, staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association.
STATE — Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday’s Powerball lottery drawing, the jackpot will grow to an estimated $120 million.
MOUNTAINSIDE – In what has become a favorite spring tradition, hundreds of gardening enthusiasts of all ages are expected to attend this year’s Master Gardeners of Union County annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale.
PISCATAWAY – St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Road, Piscataway, announces its 37th Annual Greek Festival, taking place May 14 – 16. Hours of operation are Friday, 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., and Sunday, noon– 8 p.m.
STATE – State Police officials remind personal watercraft operators that New Jersey personal watercraft laws have recently changed.