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Beth's Book Review

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin (Castle Point Books, 2018)   “What’s this book?” my friend, Linda, asked me picking up my new copy of Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by husband and wife writing team,  Bruce and Jeanne Lubin. Linda was paging through the volume already and commenting on how interesting and helpful the book seemed to be. “I’m going to stop on my way home and pick up a copy of this,” she announced, and she did exactly that. Linda’s ...

Dad in the Box

As part of my continuing education series on things I know nothing about but will explain anyway, I think it is time to tackle dryer repair. As we all know, a dryer is a big heavy metal thing with buttons and knobs that dries clothes.  This is not to be confused with a washing machine which is also a big heavy metal thing with buttons and knobs that washes clothes.  It is easy to confuse the two. They look alike. Anyway, let's say one day you fill your dryer with damp clothes, turn it on, and nothing happens.  It is ...

East Brunswick Public Library Town Center

  EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ —East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) celebrates its annual Tech Week this December 9-15. The goal of Tech Week is to encourage library users to take advantage of all the great technology tools and services that are offered through the library. The highlight of Tech Week is the library’s fifth-annual Hour of Code program on Saturday, December 15, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. At this after-hours program for teens, the library is partnering up with the East Brunswick High School Code ...

Kevin's Corner

With everyone home for the holidays, the extra bodies, shower use, and cooking power in your home can really bring up the heat. While that’s nice for your heating bill, it may cause unwanted ventilation issues in your home. Kitchen Remember a few tips for keeping smoke out of your eyes and steam from coming out your ears while your kitchen works overtime: Use the hood fan to reduce all the steam rolling off your boiling stovetop items.  Open windows to create a freshening airflow. If you need more draft ...

Liz on Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre By Liz Keill MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,” This convoluted plot involving Leontes, King of Sicilia and King Polixenes of Bohemia, circles around jealousy. Jon Barker as Leontes commands the stage in his anger when he thinks his wife, Hermione, is flirting with Polixenes, portrayed by John ...

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan

South Plainfield -- Senator Patrick Diegnan said that the findings of the NJ Transit audit confirm the need for passage of comprehensive reform legislation to make NJ Transit more responsive, transparent and accountable to the hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who ride their trains and buses every day. Senator Weinberg (D-Bergen) and Assemblyman McKeon (D-Middlesex), the sponsors of NJ Transit reform legislation that has passed the Senate and is awaiting Assembly action, and Senator Diegnan (D-Middlesex), who chairs the Senate ...

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