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.
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.
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
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – It’s been a long and stormy winter and snow has found its way to almost all of the 50 states. But, finally, spring is on its way. Daylight lasts longer, temperatures are getting warmer, and there’s more energy in the air.
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.
EAST BRUNSWICK—On Saturday, March 27, Middlesex County’s 4-H Junior Council will present “Breakfast with the Bunnies” at the Middlesex County 4-H Center, 645 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.
WESTFIELD—Learn how to stay limber and active with a free class for adults over age 50 offered by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County.
CRANFORD—On Tuesday, March 9, at 1 p.m., world-renowned artist/photographer Gregory Crewdson will be presenting a visiting artist multimedia lecture in the Roy Smith Theater at Union County College’s Cranford Campus at 1033 Springfield Avenue.
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.
FLORHAM PARK — AAA and the Travel Channel have teamed up to help rehabilitate the bad habits of some of America’s worst drivers. The two iconic brands will partner in the new reality series “America’s Worst Driver,” premiering Sunday, March 14, at 10 p.m.