County-Wide Event Offers Opportunity To Explore Elizabeth’s Past

ELIZABETH — As part of the Four Centuries in a Weekend Heritage Festival on Oct. 15 and 16, the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth and Boxwood Hall State Historic Site invite all elementary school students of Union County to become Junior Elizabeth Historians. Young people who visit both sites in Historic Midtown Elizabeth will receive a certificate proclaiming their achievement.


Dear EarthTalk: I understand that mountaintop removal as a way of coal mining is incredibly destructive. Didn’t a report come out recently that named major banks that were funding this activity? — Seth Jergens, New York, NY


Dear EarthTalk: I’m interested in getting a new tattoo, but recently found out that red tattoo ink contains mercury. Is this true of other tattoo inks as well? Are there any eco-friendly alternatives?
— John P., Racine, WA

Malone To Perform At Salem Roadhouse Tonight

UNION – Nationally known piano and singing sensation Bob Malone will perform at the Salem Roadhouse Café tonight, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. The door will open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $15 per person (additional donations will be accepted.) All proceeds benefit Haiti Earthquake Relief.