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Improve Community Gardening Skills with a Series of Lunch and Learn Webinars

May 27, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Community Gardeners looking to upgrade their gardening abilities can learn skills for managing their gardens so that they flourish with the help of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. A series of Community Garden Lunch and Learn webinars will be offered beginning on Wednesday, May 27 through Wednesday, July 1. 

“This series will assist gardeners of all levels by ...

Design and Build a Garden Anywhere with Free Online Help from the Experts in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County gardening enthusiasts can now reap the many benefits of growing their own plants with the help of a new home, lawn, and garden resource website from Rutgers University, through the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES).

“The new NJAES website is a valuable resource for residents of all experience levels,” said Freeholder Chairman ...

Union County Residents Can Get Remote Help with Gardening Questions

UNION COUNTY, NJ - As gardening season comes into full swing, Union County residents can get remote assistance improving their yards and raising backyard vegetable gardens while protecting the environment, too.

The Garden Helpline is a service of the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County, run by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County and supported in part by the ...

Earth Day Activities and Online Learning in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents can explore backyard science activities, observe peregrine falcons in the wild, learn about sustainable gardening, and participate in many more free environmental programs online as the 50th anniversary of Earth Day approaches on April 22.

“The message of Earth Day continues to be one of hope for the future,” said Freeholder Chairman ...

Uptown Linden's Farmer's Market is Back

LINDEN, NJ - Beginning on Monday, April 20, Uptown Linden will begin their farmer's market in front of Linden City Hall.

The market will offer pre-order, drive-up/pick-up service on pre-packaged bags of seasonal vegetables and fruit.

To order, go to asprocolas.godaddysites.com/shop/ols/products. Check the website often for current produce selections.

A limited supply ...

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

Union County Freeholders Honor Class of 2020 with Banners and #UCGraduate Social Media Campaign

May 24, 2020

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is honoring graduates throughout Union County with banners at selected County parks and County roads. In addition, students can use the #UCGraduate hash tag to share graduation photos, which will be collected in a collage and posted on the County website.

Placement of the banners began on Friday, May 22 and will continue into next ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...