7/26/13 Volume XLVI, No. 30
Few places in America look just the same now as they did when European explorers first laid eyes on these shores hundreds of years ago.
The Palisades, a majestic 200 million year old stretch of rocky cliff above the Hudson River, is one of those rare places. The view of the Palisades awed Henry Hudson when he first sailed past Manhattan in 1609, and has inspired people ever since.
It’s no surprise, then, that momentum is building in an effort to protect the Palisades . . .
7/19/13 Volume XLVI, No. 29
New Jersey’s 4th graders learn that our state tree is the Northern Red Oak. But did you know that there are 17 species of oaks in New Jersey? Five are rare or endangered. The state wildflower, the Blue Woodland Violet or Viola sororia, is a beautiful harbinger of spring. But did you know that we have 30 native violets? Six of these unique violet species are rare or endangered, and the Cut-leaf Coast Violet no longer exists in the wild in New Jersey.
New . . .
7/11/13 Volume XLVI, No. 28
Wisconsin is clearly America’s cheese capital. After all, why else would “cheeseheads” wear hats shaped like wedges of cheddar?
New Jerseyans are way too dignified for that – but the Garden State is having its own cheese renaissance.
Delicious artisanal cheeses are being hand crafted at a number of creameries throughout the state – and New Jerseyans are looking to buy local, authentic and sustainable foods.
The farms are family-owned and . . .
7/2/13 Volume XLVI, No. 27
Bill Dana and John Waleski didn’t cross paths. Bill lived in northern New Jersey and John lived in the Pine Barrens before retiring to the shore. Both were avid outdoorsmen: Bill’s passion was fly fishing, John’s was hunting.
But they both loved wild lands in New Jersey – and had a desire to preserve them for future generations.
Bill and John were volunteers extraordinaire for New Jersey Conservation Foundation, going above and beyond in their quest to . . .