Dear EarthTalk: Why did 34 million wild sockeye salmon return to the Fraser River in British Columbia this year? The run had been declining for 20 years before now. — David B., Seattle, WA
PISCATAWAY — The Diocese of Metuchen has rescheduled a Lenten faith formation workshop for parish and school catechetical leaders for Jan. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane in Piscataway.
RAHWAY — Throughout the year, students at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway learn how to use different kinds of technology and various computer programs and skills through weekly sessions in the school’s computer lab.
STATE — The season’s first major storm blanketed the state Sunday, with the deepest snow was recorded in Elizabeth, where 31 inches fell.
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ELIZABETH—Action gets underway today in the fifth annual “Dr. Rosemarie Battaglia Christmas Basketball Tournament” sponsored by Benedictine Academy and the Benedictine Academy Parents Association.
LINDEN – Council President-Elect James Moore is inviting supporters to attend his installation on Tuesday, Jan. 4, from 7-8 p.m. at Linden City Hall, 301 North Wood Avenue. Immediately afterward, there will be an installation reception at Amici’s III, 1700 West Elizabeth Avenue, Linden.
MOUNTAINSIDE–The spirit of giving seems to grow during the holiday season, and many donations are made to charitable causes at this special time of year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the tax law changes earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service announced the upcoming tax season will start on time for most people, but taxpayers affected by three recently reinstated deductions need to wait until mid- to late February to file their individual tax returns.
CLARK—The Clark Department of Senior Citizens has announced its 2011 schedule of events.