Pumpkin Painters

LINDEN—Thirty of Linden’s youngest citizens recently took part in a pumpkin painting contest organized by the city’s recreation department and Halloween Parade Committee. All of the children were declared winners.

Linden AARP Chapter To Meet

LINDEN—Linden AARP Chapter #1894 will meet on Friday, Oct. 23, at the Linden Presbyterian Church, 1506 Orchard Terrace at 1. p.m. The Board of Directors will meet at noon at the church. A social period with refreshments will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

“Couples Retreat” – Mediocrity Takes a Vacation – 1 & ½ popcorns

About the only thing that sets “Couples Retreat” apart from the annual dozen or so movies of its formulaic ilk is that Peter Billingsley directs it. You know, little, bespectacled Ralphie in “A Christmas Story” (1983) who, despite Mom’s admonitions that he’ll shoot his eye out, prays night and day for Santa to bring him a BB gun.