Dear EarthTalk: Are as many cats and dogs being euthanized these days as back in the 1970s and 1980s when indiscriminate breeding led to explosions in pet populations? — Mary H., Knox, TN
(NAPSI)—Smartphone adoption has continued to skyrocket and for good reason. You can now talk, e-mail, text, shop, use social media, bank and do thousands of other valuable things through downloadable apps.
CLARK — Several musicians from the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio will host The Instrument Petting Zoo at Kids Kingdom during the Union County MusicFest 2011.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today called on Senate Republicans to stop blockage of his bi-partisan bill to extend the programs under the Combating Autism Act for another three years.
STATE – Disaster recovery officials urge recipients of federal grants to use the money wisely, and keep receipts and other documentation for at least three years as proof the funds were spent as intended.
If New Jersey is the Garden State, our garden is watered by plentiful rivers, springs, streams and creeks flowing from corner to corner. Many waterways are out of sight and out of mind until they overflow their banks, as they did during Hurricane Irene and subsequent storms.
Cholesterol Screening • Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. – noon – Overlook Medical Center will conduct cholesterol screenings at the Westfield Board of Health, 425 East Broad St. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register. Fee: $10
CLARK — St. John the Apostle School in Clark has been named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School for academic excellence by the U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Awareness of skin cancer and the need for sun protection may be at an all time high, but many people are unaware of a phenomenon that can accelerate and exacerbate sun damage, making the need for caution outdoors even more urgent. This phenomenon is called photosensitivity.
UNION – Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to hold a town hall meeting in Union County on Monday afternoon.