Dear EarthTalk: I understand that the use of antibiotics in raising farm animals is threatening to make bacteria overall more resistant to antibiotics, which has serious life and death implications for people. Can you enlighten and advise what is being done about this? — Robert Gelb, Raleigh, NC

Community Calendar

Blood Drive • Feb. 5 from 12:30 –6:30 p.m. and Feb. 6 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.– Jersey Gardens Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566

Clark Kiwanis Club Announces Upcoming Spaghetti Dinner

CLARK—Bruce Gluck, newly elected president of the Kiwanis Club of Clark, has announced the date of the philanthropic club’s annual spaghetti dinner. On Sunday, March 6, from noon to 4 p.m., the club will sponsor its 18th annual community-involved event at the Zion Lutheran Church at 559 Raritan Road in Clark.

Bayate Completes Basic Training

GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Navy Seaman Anthony Bayate, son of Rita M. Gonzalez of Colonia and Regino Bayate, of Miramar, Fla., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

New Supermarket Opens In Perth Amboy

PERTH AMBOY — In the first weeks after the opening of Fine Fare/Dolcy Foods of Perth Amboy, an elderly woman pushing a shopping cart remarked to owner Steven Hanna, “This is truly fine fare.” Only later did it dawn on Hanna that the woman was making a joke, as Dolcy Foods is part of the Fine Fare chain of supermarkets.