Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t it a waste that we buy water in plastic bottles when it is basically free out of our taps? Even health food stores, which should know better, sell it like crazy. When did Earth’s most abundant and free natural resource become a commercial ‘beverage’? — A. Jacobs, via e-mail
NEWARK — A Saturday afternoon of poetry reading followed with a Wednesday evening presentation by a well-known educator are part of the Newark Public Library’s 2011 salute to Black History continuing through the month of March.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Middlesex County is sponsoring free composting workshops in South Brunswick later this month.
EDISON — A musical performance, poetry reading, theater trip and a game show are all scheduled for the celebration of Women’s History Month at Middlesex County College in March. All except the theater trip are free and will be held in the College Center on the Edison campus.
CLARK – Pastor Gerry Gregoire will celebrate his fourth year leading Jesus the Rock Fellowship this month. The independent, full gospel, Bible-based Christ-centered church meets in the facilities of Prayer & Praise Fellowship at 2 Denman Avenue in Clark.
CRANFORD – The Cranford Chamber of Commerce is organizing a bus trip to see the Broadway musical “Catch Me If You Can” on Sunday, May 22.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey is calling citizens across the state to help tackle child abuse at NJ’s Elegant Tailgate Party being held at The New Meadowlands Stadium on May 4, at 6:30pm, to raise funds to end child abuse and support prevention programs across the state.
RAHWAY — Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently held a “Writers’ Roundtable Challenge”. Students in grades three, four and five were invited to participate in this principal’s writing initiative. They were required to write an essay based on a speculative prompt: A New School Rule.
MADISON — Drew University has named the following students to its Dean’s List for the Fall 2010 semester: