Mark your calendar for the County Fair

By Clyde Davis: local columnist “Start the hose. We need a drink.” It took me a minute to locate the source of the hoarse whisper. Actually, I knew where it came from; it took me a minute to believe my ears. The box tortoise in my right hand, the larger of the two, winked, opened […]

It’s unfair to judge tortoises by its shell

By Clyde David: CNJ columnist The evening began, following supper, in a most normal manner. Dishes were washed (OK, the paper plates were thrown out). I went outside to exercise my grandson’s current project, two young box tortoises who were found in the roses. Taking them from their terrarium, I was more than slightly surprised […]