ELIZABETH–When Janet Scott rode in her first Tour de Elizabeth four years ago, she brought along two friends for the 15-mile bike ride through the city.
TRENTON – With many people turning their thoughts to spring gardening, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin reminded residents to be mindful of the environment when applying lawn fertilizers and to obey a new law Gov. Christie recently signed to protect New Jersey’s waterways from misapplication of these products.
MOUNTAINSIDE — On Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m., the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Concert Band will perform a Spring concert at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 300 Central Avenue in Mountainside.
TRENTON – Black bears have exited their winter dens throughout New Jersey and are entering their most active period of the year as they search for food and mates, making encounters with humans in populated areas more likely.
WOODBRIDGE-After my March 18 column I received the following: “I read your article, Memories of Fords. It brought back a lot of memories of the town I was raised in and also reminded me of some I had forgotten. I am writing this because in the article you have a dry goods store on the corner of Mary Avenue as Yalube.
Robert Redford’s “The Conspirator,” about the only female accused of conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln, informs of a sad truth you first learn in the playground and then have confirmed somewhere in your graduate history studies.
UNION COUNTY – Adversity has a way of bringing people together, especially when a “common enemy” affects nearly everyone in one way or another. In this case, the enemy is cancer which strikes approximately 47,900 residents of New Jersey annually, including 53 new diagnoses per week in Union County alone.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Attention caregivers, do you feel tired? Are you overwhelmed and stressed? Caring for a loved one can bring on those feelings. You are not alone.
Easter • April 23 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – First Baptist Church of Metuchen, 255 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 27) will host a free indoor Easter Egg-Stravaganza for children ages 2-11. Egg hunts, face painting, car races, games, crafts, snacks & more. An adult must accompany children. To pre-register, call 1-732-548-4279. Info: Call Deb at 1-732-396-8291