Community Calendar

Heart Walk • Oct. 1 – Join the American Heart Association at the Central Jersey Heart Walk at Duke Island Park, Bridgewater. Info: 1-609-208-0020 or www.centralnjheartwalk.org

Acting Gov. Tours $18 Million State-Owned Solar Farm

KEARNY — Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno visited a solar energy site being built on a former Kearny landfill yesterday. Approximately 2,000 solar panels are in place now, and the 13-acre facility is expected to come on-line by the end of the year. During a press conference, Guadagno noted that New Jersey has passed California in the number of solar panels installed. (Photo credit: Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)

Writer’s Block: Stop Making Excuses for Our Kids

I couldn’t help but gasp when I saw the news clip this week about the arrest of a college student who charged twenty-five hundred dollars to at least six high school students in exchange for taking the SAT for them. Supposedly, this guy was a real pro at test taking. This must be true because he was attending Emory University, one of the most selective colleges in the country.

Trudi’s Corner: Fashion Focus

How do I get started, when I see something that makes me so glad I’m not going in that direction? At this particular time, it’s in reference to an article in the paper about children’s fashions and parents falling in line with what’s being offered. It relates how parents, regardless of the financial situation, are going for high-priced designer clothes that I wouldn’t give house room to.