Dear EarthTalk: Given the environmental and economic benefits, why doesn’t the U.S. have a federal law mandating recycling nationwide? — N. Koslowsky, Pompano Beach, FL
WHITEHOUSE STATION – This Nov. 26, when holiday shoppers emerge from Thanksgiving meal-induced comas and endure freezing temperatures to scope out this season’s hottest deals, Quick Chek will offer bargain hunters complimentary cups of ‘Joe,’ in the wake of welcoming the ‘unofficial’ start of the holiday shopping season.
CLARK – The township’s annual Winter Festival will take place on Sunday, Nov. 28, at the municipal building on Westfield Avenue between 3-6 p.m.
With video game publishers releasing an increasing number of titles with potentially objectionable content, the Timothy Plan family of mutual funds has compiled a guide to help parents decide if the titles on their children’s wish lists are really appropriate.
With a divisive election just past, potential for bottled up emotions turning into heated discussions lurks at every holiday table. Politics can be conflict-ridden but even good intentioned mother-in-laws often produce conversation messes that are hard to clean up!
RAHWAY – The city will start off the holiday season on Friday with the annual tree lighting ceremony. The traditional event will take place at City Hall Plaza at the corner of Milton Avenue and Main Street with festivities getting underway at 6 p.m. on Nov. 26.
QUINCY, Mass. – Thanksgiving remains the leading day for cooking fires, with three times as many cooking fires as an average day.
RAHWAY — Students from Patricia Klein’s fourth grade class at Madison Elementary School in Rahway presented their rendition of the First Thanksgiving during American Education Week.
EDISON — Since the beginning of November, students from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison have been collecting frozen turkeys, cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing and other food items. The donations will be distributed by the Starfish Food Pantry, Inc. of Plainfield at Covenant United Methodist Church to those in need for Thanksgiving.
LINDEN — Local high school student Brielle Palumbo has collected $1,000 for needy families for their Thanksgiving.