Recreation & Lifestyle

Remembering The Past: Perth Amboy Memories

PERTH AMBOY-Here is an email I received from Nancy Ridge after my Nov. 6, 2009 Veterans Day column:

“Diane, I have been meaning to write for a while now to tell you how much I look forward to and enjoy your column. Thank you for taking the time to do this, I am sure you bring joy to many, many people.

“Avatar” Dances With Aliens

Y’know how no matter what art museum you visit there is always one room you enter that has a giant painting taking up an entire wall? You’re reaction is generally, why? Well, that’s how “Avatar,” director James Cameron’s often brilliant but overlong sci-fi extravaganza, initially strikes you.