Native Plant Workshop at the EARTH Center

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — On Saturday, May 14, Middlesex County’s Agricultural Extension Office will present a garden workshop from 10 AM to Noon at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave, South Brunswick. The topic presented will be “Native Plant Landscaping”. The fee for the workshop is $20. This will be a Classroom & Outdoor Workshop

Medical Center Celebrates Opening of New Outpatient and Imaging Suites

PERTH AMBOY–As part of Raritan Bay Medical Center’s (RBMC) ongoing growth and renewal program, the medical center celebrated the opening of new Outpatient and Imaging Suites in the refurbished Perth Amboy Blue Wing April 14.

Last Call For Cookies

RAHWAY — Need a final cookie fix for the year? Well, Girl Scout Troop #41312 may be able to help. The troop is having its final cookie sale on Friday, April 22, from 11-3 p.m. in front of the Rahway Train Station.


Dear EarthTalk: We have an invasion of phragmites in the wetlands bordering our neighborhood. I understand they are a non-native plant that, if left unchecked, will overrun the whole ecosystem. How does one remedy this situation in an eco-friendly way? — Jeff Willets, via e-mail

Music Student Wins Award, Travels To The Netherlands

ELIZABETH–Brittany Henderson, a junior at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, spent a week in the Netherlands recently, as the recipient of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)-Wachovia Jazz for Teens (WJFT) Program’s fifth annual Groningen Award.

Handle With Care

CLARK — Siblings Daniella and Nicholas Walano take a break from their studies, at Valley Road School in Clark, to attend a PTA-sponsored assembly on animals and the environment.