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Vol. LXIII, No. 1
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
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CHARLIE IN THE PAWN SHOP: Charlie Chaplin checks to see if an old clock is still working in a shot from the 1916 silent short, “The Pawn Shop.” The film kicked off the ninth annual Comedy Cavalcade at the Arts Council, which involved a series of comic shorts featuring Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Popeye, and others. Film historian Bruce Lawton curated, introduced, and answered questions about the series at the Saturday event.

Comedy Cavalcade From Chaplin to Kovacs Provokes Delighted Laughter at Arts Council

Dilshanie Perera

Describing the short films he presented at the Arts Council’s ninth annual Comedy Cavalcade as “beautiful little gems,” film historian Bruce Lawton screened six comic shorts from the early part of last century, showcasing the antics of film icons like Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, and others. His selections garnered much approval at the packed house at the Solley Theater on Saturday.

Peter Crowley Appointed President of Regional Chamber of Commerce

Dilshanie Perera

A resident of Princeton for the past 28 years, Peter Crowley has spent almost four decades in the banking industry, including stints at Citibank, Bank of America, and the Bank of Princeton. He described his recent appointment as president and CEO of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce as “fitting perfectly” with his background. Monday was his first day on the job.

Princeton’s Free Wheeling Bicyclists Honor Ride Leader, Gear Up for Year’s Events

Dilshanie Perera

Board members of the Princeton Free Wheelers cycling club met on Monday night in Borough Hall to discuss the club’s yearly events. They brainstormed sponsorship ideas; reviewed the annual club events; discussed ways in which to promote helmet wearing and bike safety; decided that members should vote for their favorite cycling rest stop, or bike-friendly establishment; and exchanged ideas about a keynote speaker for the monthly membership meeting in March.

More Than Meets the Eye: “Egypt Unveiled” Arrives In Main Gallery at Firestone Library

Ellen Gilbert

The sedate look of the new exhibit, “Egypt Unveiled: The Mission of Napoleon’s Savants,” in Firestone Library’s main gallery belies the treasures to be found there. At first glance the exhibition appears simply to consist of image after black and white image, mounted on red, and uniformly framed. Consider, however, that those images portray artifacts like a papyrus manuscript discovered in a Theban tomb and the Rosetta Stone, along with Egyptian arts, animals, plants, minerals, clothing, weapons, musical instruments, and more.

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