The gold and crimson palettes of oaks and maples. The refreshing chill to the air after so many months of heat and humidity. That timeless first night of wood smoke from fireplaces down the street. And the crunch of freshly fallen leaves underfoot.
When my granddaughter was a baby, she was blissfully unaware of the fact that she was under constant surveillance. Between her doting parents, her equally doting grandparents and a baby monitor that was always turned on and tuned in, there was little she could do that went undetected.
Remember that old show, “Children say the darndest things?” In this political climate, largely fueled by the tea party movement and a host of “not-ready-for-prime-time” hopefuls for elected office, that show could easily be revamped. There are obviously quite a…
STATE–Fifty-one percent of New Jersey voters say they approve of the job Gov. Chris Christie is doing, while 37% say they disapprove, a 14-point advantage for the governor, and his best measurement since early in March, before his first budget speech.
ELIZABETH — Following a four-week trial, a Union County jury convicted a 24-year-old man of first degree murder for his role in the 2006 shooting death of an Elizabeth man, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
EDISON – The New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed a case of rabies in a skunk found within Edison Township last week.
Dear EarthTalk: Is there a way to utilize the energy in my dogs’ poop? I have three dogs and lots of poop and would like to dispose of it in a “greener” manner. — Mary C., Wallace, ID
CARTERET – The Carteret Public Library Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Avenue. For more information, call 1-732-541-3830.
CRANFORD—Art historian Anne Swartz will present a program, “A History of Women Artist: From the Medieval to the Modern Eras” on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue. Admission to the program is free and all are welcome.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Looking to surpass the $5,000 raised last year to support research, treatment, prevention, and education programs at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company has kicked off its “Quotes for a Cure” program.
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department is planning its 23rd annual Township Halloween Party. This “bewitching” event will be held at the Stelton Community Center, 328 Plainfield Avenue, Edison, on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
PISCATAWAY – The Diocese of Metuchen will host a two part workshop series entitled Theology of the Body on Oct. 21 and Nov. 18 from 7 – 9:30 p.m. at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane. One of the teachings of Pope John Paul II, Theology of the Body is the late pontiff’s integrated vision of the human person – body, soul and spirit.
PISCATAWAY — On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum will present a lecture on the history of patent medicines, with historian Frank Pinchak.