Recreation & Lifestyle

Chill “Out” With Safe Outdoor Exercise

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Exercising outdoors in cold weather offers the chance to burn calories in a winter wonderland. Whether the activity is skiing, skating, walking, snow shoeing, or jogging, exercising in the chilly air can be invigorating and help keep one’s fitness momentum going all season long.

De-Icing Salt Can Harm Landscape Plants

Each winter, millions of tons of deicing salt are applied to state and municipal roads to keep the roads safe for vehicles to travel. Salt is spread near houses to avoid pedestrian injuries. This is necessary for safety, but did you know excessive salt can cause widespread damage to trees – possibly leading to permanent decline and even death?

Puppy Bowl All-Stars

LINDEN – Two puppies recently adopted from All-Star Pet Rescue in Linden can be seen in Animal Planet’s upcoming Puppy Bowl VI on Feb. 7. Jake and Duncan competed with other pups from all over the country in a two-hour contest played with toy footballs.

Learn About Negro League Baseball At Yankee Stadium

CRANFORD – Dr. Lawrence Hogan, Senior History Professor at Union County College, and Robert Scott, former pitcher and first baseman for the New York Black Yankees of the Negro National League, will be the guest speakers for a Black History Month Program, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Negro League Baseball at Yankee Stadium, 1930-1948.”

Community Calendar

Thrift Shop Sale • Jan. 22 & 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is holding a 50% off sale at their thrift shop, located at 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. Proceeds support animal rescue efforts. Donations of new/lightly used items are accepted. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.