MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The Middlesex County Fair is accepting entries in the Home Arts Contest. There are 14 divisions, including vegetables, fruit, flowers, baked goods, canning, quilts, needlework, knitting and crocheting, handwork, sewing, crafts, art, woodworking and photography, separated by age bracket.
CARTERET – The Carteret Public Library has announced three programs that will be held this month.
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday evening, July 13, with a performance by “Tusk” – a band that recreates the greatest hits of Fleetwood Mac. This free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.
RAHWAY – The Rahway High School Class of 1942 is planning their 69th year reunion for Saturday, Sept. 24. The event will be held at the Firehouse Pub and Restaurant on St. Georges Avenue, Rahway, from 1-5 p.m. Lunch costs $33 per person.
Dear EarthTalk: So many chemicals in everyday products are harmful to our health and the environment. Why aren’t we developing safer alternatives? — Donna Langston, Asheville, NC
SOUTH BRUNSWICK — On Saturday, July 30, Middlesex County’s office of Rutgers Cooperative Extension will be hosting a garden workshop at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave in South Brunswick. The topic presented will be Making & Using Compost Tea.
TEANECK — Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus has released the names of local students who have graduated as of May 2011 on undergraduate and graduate levels.
MADISON — Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham has released the names of local students who have graduated as of May 2011 on undergraduate and graduate levels.
If there is any absolute maxim by which the federal government seems to operate, it is that the American taxpayer always gets ripped off, and Americans would do well to keep that in mind as Congress and the White House debate whether or not to raise the debt ceiling from its current high of $14.3 trillion.