Community Calendar

Blood Drive • July 9 from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. & July 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Rosa’s Black History, Past & Present

Welcome to Rosa’s Black History, Past & Present. I’m Rosa Harrington, president of Youth Reading To Senior Citizens, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Each month, I will give you a quiz on Black history to help increase your interest and knowledge in the subject.

Writer’s Block: Say Bye-Bye To Summer Vacation?

Some things are just destined to go down in flames. I’m starting to think that the time honored and much cherished summer vacation from school is one of them. As an educator, I don’t like this because I am so use to my life revolving around the traditional school calendar that I don’t think I could adjust to something new at this stage of the game. But, the writing’s on the wall.