Chick Talk (...the backyard variety)

October 23, 2011, 1:00 PM

Curious about our town’s recent hot “chicken” topic? Come to Durand-Hedden at 2:00 p.m to find out the true facts -both positive and negative -on keeping backyard chickens. Montclair tea salon owner Grace Chow Grund will introduce two “girls” from her flock and share information on the basics of poultry care, the cost, the equipment and space required, sources and what to do if the effort doesn’t work. There is a long history of raising chickens in Maplewood extending from our agrarian past up through the mid-20th c. until the practice declined on its own in the 1950’s. The jury is out as to whether or not this phenomenon will enjoy a popular return to our suburb.

From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. visitors will also be able to view the exhibit, The Maplewood Woman’s Club: A Century of Service to Country and Community and stroll the grounds of Grasmere Park. The Country Store will be open with its unique selection of souvenirs and books.

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Slavery in New Jersey: A Troubled History is an illustrated 40-page book that traces the evolution of slavery in New Jersey, which began with Dutch settlement in the seventeenth century and continued through the end of the Civil War.

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