Vol. LXIII, No. 17
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
(Photo by Emily Reeves)
DRUM-THWACK-ET: Students at Westminster Choir College demonstrated their bucket drumming prowess during Communiversity on Saturday. The downtown celebration was packed with people of all ages who braved the 89 degree heat to enjoy the festivities.
Princetonians turned out in droves on Monday night for a joint, working-session only, Borough Council Township Committee meeting on consolidation. In a presentation entitled How Municipalities Organize to Deliver Services, N.J. Division of Local Government Services Deputy Director Marc Pfeiffer walked the representatives of the two municipalities and a standing-room-only crowd along the admittedly rocky road to unification.
A nonpartisan group, the Princeton Citizens for Tax Fairness, met with over 100 members of the public last Sunday at the Suzanne Patterson Center to discuss Princeton Universitys tax exempt status, as well as its contribution to the community.
Neighbors of Harrison Street Park, Borough staff, Council President Andrew Koontz, and other interested parties met with Edgewater Design consultant Jan Saltiel-Rafel last Tuesday to discuss the most recent set of plans regarding the parks renovation and design.
A group of television enthusiasts have been congregating at the Princeton Community Television (PCTV) station for the past several weeks to plan the annual Megathon, or 30 consecutive hour live broadcast from 6 p.m. on May 15 to midnight on May 16.
For literary name-dropping, last weeks Board of Trustees meeting set the bar high, as Director Leslie Burger announced the upcoming appearances of several writers at the Princeton Public Library.
The happy hub of teenagers meeting potential employers at the Princeton Public Librarys second Teen Job Fair last week helped to offset the pain of recent headlines proclaiming Recession Hurts Job-Hunting Teens.
Rich Sgalardi cut a forlorn figure last year on the bench as the Princeton University mens lacrosse team lost at Dartmouth.
It wasnt a thing of beauty but Christine Casaceli and the Princeton University womens lacrosse team werent in a position to worry about style points.
For the Princeton High girls track team, its annual meet with Trenton High has generally been a losing proposition.
“They’re not here now so I feel like I’m sort of representing all of them, all of the guys. Remember, I’m one of the last guys left, as I’m constantly being told, so I feel a holy obligation sometimes to evoke these people.”
In the midst of a number of very public musical anniversaries in Princeton, another more reflective commemoration slipped by this past weekend. For the past twenty years, the Princeton University Orchestra has been honoring the memory of its former percussionist Stuart Mindlin with a concert that usually features a towering orchestral work. In addition to honoring one of its own, this annual performance has given the student members of the orchestra the opportunity to challenge themselves with what has traditionally been very demanding repertoire.
A visit to Umbrella at the Tomato Factory is a visual pleasure. Filled with the colorful and intriguing art of Fay Sciarra and an eclectic selection of antiques and home furnishings from a number of dealers, this gallery and more is a haven for collectors, buyers, and browsers.
Located on the second floor of the 100-year-old Tomato Factory, an antiques cooperative at 2 Somerset Street in Hopewell, Umbrella is the perfect setting for her art, says Ms. Sciarra.
Growing up, Joshua Zinder lived in a world of Lego. He loved building, putting things together, seeing all those magical pieces become a whole.
It cannot be said that Lego alone led him straight to architecture, but it did play a role. The real turning point came in the seventh grade, when he was required to take a course in mechanical drawing.
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