Recreation & Lifestyle

“Shutter Island” Opens a Window to Bedlam

More crawl-under-your-skin icky than scary, Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island” perpetrates a major, if not really novel, twist. Still, a stellar performance by Leonardo DiCaprio and great production values almost save the day. Too bad neither O. Henry nor his filmic heir, M. Knight Shyamalan, were aboard to engineer the movie’s big surprise.

Spring Cleaning Should Include De-Cluttering

MONROE–Some of us hate the never-ending task of having to tidy and organize the things in our homes and/or offices. But, according to one local property damage restoration expert, letting things pile up could lead to more than just not having a clear space from which to live or work. It can actually cause injuries and emergency hazards.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: When the plug-in Prius is released, how much electricity will it use? Will my electric bill double if my Prius is plugged in each night? Or will the increase be minimal? Also, will all this recharging put a strain on the existing electricity grid? — G.C. Marx, Colorado Springs, CO

Journey To Greece Through Dance

EAST BRUNSWICK – The Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey will celebrate Greek Independence Day on Sunday, March 21, at East Brunswick Vocational School, 112 Rues Lane, with a performance of traditional Greek folk dance from 3 – 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be available for purchase during intermission.

Enjoy The Circus This Weekend

NEWARK—Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Barnum’s FUNundrum! (sm) this weekend in Newark at the Prudential Center. The circus features 130 performers from six continents, almost 100,000 pounds of performing pachyderms, cowboys, pirates, and mermaids.