Hurricane Ida trampled through—the winds and the flooding doing extensive damage. While most of us were sheltering in place, our firefighters, emergency medical technicians, police officers, and public works employees were out in the thick of it doing what was necessary to protect life and property.

Seven years ago, I revealed in this column the startling presence of mysterious, ghostly visitors in my home. The behavior of those spirits has changed slowly but steadily since that time, and during the recent summer months, their activity rose to unprecedented levels. Sightings are rare, a…

The Delaware and Raritan Canal has always been a popular subject to write about. Its history is richly saturated within the rip-rap stone crevasses of its towpath and waterway.

Spoiler Alert: The ending of The Wizard of Oz revealed. Glinda The Good Witch floats in from her beautiful pink cocoon and emerges to tell Dorothy, “You’ve always had the power” (to get home). Glinda confesses that she hadn’t shared that message sooner because Dorothy “wouldn’t have believed…

The world may cry, even fall apart, but through it all, dogs keep doing their happy dances.

Vaccines are still the only way out of this mess, and booster shots are here for the immunocompromised and soon to be available for anyone eight months removed from their second shot of Moderna or Pfizer.

Born in Philadelphia in 1770, Joseph Hopkinson shared his childhood years between the city and Bordentown where his parents bought a home in 1773

We just celebrated Independence Day last month­—the 245th anniversary of our declaration of independence from Britain. But how many of you know that 227 years ago, “Independence” was considered as the name for our town of Ewing? I explored the naming and boundaries of our township many years…

"Thankfully, he never took his shirt off, as many older guys did on hot days; apparently, even a guy nicknamed 'Smelly' can retain a modicum of decency."

Summertime: Just say that one rather common word a bit more languidly than usual, drawn out with the slightest hint of melody, followed by a small pause, and people smile and light up.

The first step to growing old gracefully is to readily admit that you’re getting old.

A year apart means we are meeting our close friends again for the first time.

This month we reflect upon and express gratitude for people like Patricia Whitehead, who share their experiences to bring the past alive to us all these years later.

“That was the strangest thing,” my son said. “As if a vein was opened, and the words just kept coming out of her.”

There simply would not be enough space in this publication to accurately portray what Vince Calcagno has meant to the Township of Robbinsville

Throughout the month of May, poet Colby Cedar Smith has worked with every Hopewell Elementary fourth-grader as part of the Artists in Residency Grant Program, a co-sponsored project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Young Audiences for Learning. In June, the students will parti…

So….masks. There are those who don’t wear them. There are those who wear them. There are those who forget them in the car and have to run back and get them. There are those who have to wear them while they work. There are TV and movie superheroes who wear them because their costume requires it.