Fishing Derby Fun

LINDEN — The Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services sponsored the Fourth Annual George W. “Butchie” Scoles Fishing Derby held at the Pond in Wilson Park recently.

Kung Fu At “Family Fun & Flix”

ROSELLE — The next evening of “Family Fun and Flix” – Union County’s free summer outdoor entertainment and film series – will feature the movie “Kung Fu Panda” on Tuesday, July 26, in Warinanco Park, on the border of Elizabeth and Roselle.

Newark Bears Offer Youth Baseball Clinic

NEWARK – The Newark Bears professional baseball team will offer a youth baseball clinic next month, open to players ages 8-17 years old. The four-day camp will be held from Aug. 22-25; each day begins at 9 a.m. and wraps up after the Bears’ home game (except Aug. 22, which ends at 4:30 p.m.)

Graduating ALJ Senior National Advanced Placement Scholar

CLARK — Tom Lewis, a 2011 graduate of Arthur L. Johnson High School, has been named a National Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar. The designation of National AP Scholar is a highly prestigious honor that is awarded to students nationally who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

Good News For Women’s Health And Pocketbooks

The Institute of Medicine, an independent panel of doctors and health experts, has just recommended that insurance companies be told to stop charging co-pays for contraception and several other types of women’s preventive health care in any new health plans. Ending those extra out-of-pocket insurance charges will be good for women’s health and good for women’s pocketbooks.