Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t the interest in electric cars and plug-in hybrids going to spur increased reliance on coal as a power source? And is that really any better than gasoline/oil in terms of environmental impact? — Graham Rankin, via e-mail
Most people are somewhat familiar with Medicare, since it’s likely they or a family member are already covered by the government-provided health insurance program. But with its alphabet soup of options and complex rules, Medicare can be daunting to the uninitiated.
PERTH AMBOY—Art aficionados, those interested in supporting Raritan Bay Medical Center’s patient care services or simply looking to enjoy an elegant night out will want to attend Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation’s “Inspirations: A Celebration of Art & Spring,” art show reception Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Avenue.
CLARK—Students at Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark, will be performing in “High School Musical 2” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, March 26 and March 27. A matinee performance is scheduled for Sunday, March 28 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in the school auditorium.
RAHWAY—Saint Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church will offer a traditional Slavic dinner on Wednesday, April 7, from 5 until 8 p.m. The church is located at 1407 St. George Avenue in Rahway.
RAHWAY — The Robert Wood Johnson Rahway Foundation and the Rose Ball Committee will honor Northfield Bank the hospital’s medical/dental staff this year, according to Christine Kline, Rose Ball chairman.
STATE—“Spring-time is always welcome, but pest management professionals will tell you it is also the time when dormant pest populations come to life, renewing the ancient cycle that poses problems for homeowners and others,” says Leonard Douglen, the executive director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association.
Live Music • March 18 from 9 p.m. – midnight – Robert Ross will perform at Robin’s Nest, 3103 Tremley Point Rd., Linden. For info, call 1-908-290-3090.
If the financial consequences weren’t so damaging, you might almost find humor in how identity theft has butchered the English language in recent years.
RAHWAY—The Rahway High School Math Club held its annual “Pi” Day in honor of March 14 (3.14 is the numerical representation of Pi) fundraiser on Friday, March 12.
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.—Marine Corps Pvt. Robert J. Freeman, son of Jeanine Klimek of Manahawkin and Robert Freeman of Carteret, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.—Marine Corps Pvt. Travis M. Phillip, son of Roy S. Phillip of Elizabeth, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.
RAHWAY—The teachers at Roosevelt School in Rahway have found that one of the best ways to encourage student reading is through school sponsored family reading nights. These events encourage families to spend quality time reading together.