MONTGOMERY: Celebrating the Earth
Earth Day Fair focuses on making the planet sustainable for the future
MONTGOMERY — Community members gathered on Sunday to focus on how to make the planet sustainable for those who will inhabit it long after the people here now are gone.
Conserving energy, saving endangered species, planting trees, farming organically, cleaning streams, preserving open space and preventing soil erosion were among the topics talked about during Montgomery’s Earth Day Fair at the high school. This year the event turned a decade old.
“Earth Day is a day to celebrate the Earth and life,” Larry Koplik, chairman of the township’s Shade Tree Committee said. “It’s a day for thinking about what the Earth is going to be like in the future.”
Recently one of my students told me about an English teacher she hopes she doesn’t get next year. “She tells the class that nobody can expect to get above a B.” Although most teachers do not set the bar so high that the students can never reach it, many make the “A” a rare feat. I’ve never really understood this desire to make it difficult for children to experience success, especially when it comes to writing which is essentially an expression of self.
Cheryl Mintz, Princeton
John Church, West Windsor
Amy Klein, Princeton
A Night of Hits
Lou Christie and Darlene Love are on the bill for a night of classics at the State
LOU Christie recalls the 1960s with fondness, because among other things, he says he knew all the girls on the West Coast.
That’s a lot of girls.
One of those was Darlene Love of the singing group, The Blossoms. Although the all-girl singing group — Ms. Love, Fanita James and Jean King — had a recording career of its own, which included the group’s biggest hit “He’s a Rebel.”
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