ELIZABETH-Memories from Robert Baptista: “Hi Diane, This is a remembrance of growing up in Elizabeth in the 1940s and 50s:
ELIZABETH – Jersey Gardens outlet mall will present its annual Summer Festival on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 13, from noon-5 p.m.
Listen to the folks at the monkey cage: “They’re so much like us…just a chromosome or two different, you know.” Fact is, it might as well be a million chromosomes. But while simple old bacteria stands a better chance of usurping the Earth, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” taps into the pseudo biology that perpetuates our fascination with this franchise.
I’m very curious about people’s reactions to many situations or may I say, annoyances faced today by friends and definitely by me. This is mainly when calling a particular company in regards to a bill. I don’t want to listen to a machine.
Okay, so maybe we still have a little bit of summer left before we are bombarded with those annoying back to school commercials. Nevertheless, those school bells will be ringing very soon, so maybe this is a good time to gently begin the transition into fall.
Octoberfest • Aug. 13 & 14 – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host Octoberfest. Live music on Saturday by Barry Adler from 6-10 p.m. and on Sunday by Bernie’s Orchestra from 1-6 p.m. Donation: $5 per person, per day. Children under 12 free. German & American food available to purchase; no outside food permitted. Info: 1-732-574-8600.
PORT OF NEWARK/NEW YORK – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and import specialists at the Newark/New York port of entry recently seized approximately 50,000 unlicensed baseball caps for intellectual property rights violations.
CLARK–The Clark Public Library is wrapping up a successful “One World, Many Stories” summer reading program. To celebrate, Piccirillo Science Telling will visit the library on Monday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. to present “Wizards, The Race Around the World.”
CLARK — Saint John The Apostle Food Pantry will distribute food on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Clark Recreation cafeteria, 430 Westfield Avenue, Clark.