We were saddned to learn that Rutherford native Calvin Spann, one of the Tuskegee Airmen, the trailblazing group of African-American military pilots during World War II, died Sunday at his home in Texas. Spann was the subject of a Meadowblog post in 2009. He told us that growing up in Rutherford inspired him to fly. “Planes from Teterboro Airport took off right over my house,” Spann said. Read the complete interview here. Read Spann’s obituary in today’s Record here.
We had 43 people join us on this past Sunday’s Nature Walk led by the Bergen County Audubon Society at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus. It was a great morning for birding. Northern Harriers, greater yellow-legs, yellow warblers, Double crested cormorants and more were spotted. Below are photos of a mallard and a heron on sentry duty, a Greater yellowlegs, and plenty of Egrets. Photos courtesy of Joe Koscielny and Chris Takacs.
On Sunday, Sept. 20, the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation will hold its annual ovarian cancer awareness and fundraising walk at DeKorte Park. The non-profit, Madison-based organization was formed in 2000 with the mission of educating and helping women overcome the threat of ovarian cancer. September is also ovarian cancer awareness month.The walkathon takes place from 8:15 to 11:30 am To register and learn more click here.