First Graders Prove They Have The “Write Stuff”

EDISON — First graders at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison celebrated the publication of their first books during a publishing party held on the morning of Jan. 14. To publish these books, the students selected their topics, researched them, wrote and edited their stories, and later adorned their books with colorful illustrations.

Clark Public Library Announces Policy Changes

CLARK — At the December library board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved two significant policy changes. Effective Feb. 1, the late fee for adult books will increase to $0.20 per day to a maximum fine of $12 per item. There is no change in the fines for children’s books, magazines or audiobooks.

Lessons Learned From An Ancient Hawk

Many of New Jersey’s senior citizens migrate south in the winter. In contrast to the “snow birds,” one venerable Red-tailed Hawk from New Jersey was recently found to be the oldest living of its species in the world! She’s a happy reminder that many raptors are experiencing a comeback in this state we’re in.