STATE – Choosing the right backpack may be one of the most important school supplies a parent can purchase for their child in regards to their health and safety. Is your child’s backpack a good fit?
UNION COUNTY – The county will receive more than $6 million in federal funding for community development, emergency homeless shelters, and to expand access to affordable housing for low-and moderate-income families, New Jersey’s senators announced Thursday.
ELIZABETH – Union County’s Kids Kingdom Traveling Jubilee will bring an afternoon of entertainment and activities for children to Mattano Park in Elizabeth on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1 to 6 p.m.
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.