9/28/12 Volume XLV, No. 38
Calling New Jersey “the Crossroads of the American Revolution” isn’t just hype. Our state’s location between the British stronghold in New York and the young nation’s capital in Philadelphia led to a pivotal role in the war for independence.
George Washington not only slept here, but he and the Continental Army spent more time in New Jersey than in any other state. And we have more Revolutionary War sites than any other state. If you don’t believe . . .
9/20/12 Volume XLV, No. 37
If you’re concerned about our high cost of living – read on! There’s one simple thing we can all do to help our towns and ourselves save money: Recycle more.
New Jersey is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its mandatory recycling law – the nation’s first – and is re-energizing the recycling movement by emphasizing that “going green” can save greenbacks while helping the environment.
The state’s goal is . . .
9/13/12 Volume XLV, No. 36
Labor Day usually means the end of the beach season at the Jersey Shore – our state’s 130-mile coastline, not the MTV “reality” series. But, in fact, the shore season is far from over.
For anyone who’s not wild about heat, crowds and traffic, September and October can be the best time of year at the Jersey Shore. The days are still warm and the pace is peaceful. The mix of salt air, waves crashing on nearly-empty beaches and the brilliant angled light of . . .
9/6/12 Volume XLV, No. 35
For most students and teachers, “back to school” means desks, books and computers. But at one New Jersey school, woods, fields, hills, lakes and streams in the rugged Highlands make up the classroom.
Check out what’s happening at the New Jersey School of Conservation, whose 240-acre campus sits smack in the middle of Stokes State Forest in Sussex County. Founded in 1949 and run by Montclair State University, it’s the oldest and largest college-operated . . .