Dear EarthTalk: What will be the effect of all the flooding along the Mississippi River for organic farmers, given all the pollutants in the water? When they recover, can they still certify their products as organic? — Michael O’Loughlin, Tigard, OR
AVENEL — For the second year in a row the NJ Librarian of the Year award has gone to a librarian who sits on the executive board of LMxAC, the library consortium that has served libraries in central New Jersey for 25 years
ELIZABETH — Union County Surrogate James S. LaCorte is urging residents, seniors in particular, to make sure they understand their bank’s policy should the need arise to remove their Last Will and Testament or other sensitive documents from a safe deposit box.
SOUTH AMBOY — The South Amboy Branch YMCA will offer a childbirth education class in conjunction with Raritan Bay Medical Center on Sunday, June 26.
SOUTH AMBOY — The South Amboy Branch YMCA will offer an American Red Cross lifeguard class from June 27-30 at the South Amboy Y, located at 200 John T. O’Leary Boulevard. The class will meet daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
PERTH AMBOY – The 15th annual Hall Avenue Puerto Rican Festival will take place this weekend on Hall Avenue, between State and Cortland streets. It will run from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. –11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Sunday.
PERTH AMBOY— Mayor Wilda Diaz and the Office of Recreation invite all students and children to attend the stocking of Willow Pond on Saturday, June 11, at 11 a.m. to help transport the fish to the water.
NEWARK — Several members of the freshman class at Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark recently took part in a two-day program at Newark Liberty International Airport sponsored by Hans Media and the Women’s Transportation Seminar.
NEWARK – Former New York Mets infielder Argenis Reyes had three hits and scored two runs and former Newark Bears pitcher Chris Vasami pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings against his former team, leading the New Jersey Jackals to a 4-0 victory over the Bears Wednesday afternoon at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.