Vol. LXIII, No. 28
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
(Photo by Emily Reeves)
WATER FROLICS AT THE FOUNTAIN OF FREEDOM: Kelsey Riley (back to camera) splashing Darrion (center) and Darrah Blackwell on Scudder Plaza during one of last weeks summery afternoons.
A group of local business owners met last Thursday at the Princeton Fire House to chart a course of action for their initiative, Hometown Princeton. The goal is to work together to combat the economic downturn and to increase viability.
It doesnt matter what kind of curriculum you have, observed Princeton Regional School (PRS) District Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, Public Information, and Community Relations Lewis Goldstein in a recent conversation about teacher evaluation. Everything depends on quality of instruction. Evaluation has to do with hiring the right people.
In the absence of a consensus among Southern Way residents about the installation of Belgian block curbing, Township Committee endorsed a compromise agreement at a work session during its Monday evening meeting.
Yearning to watch He’s Just Not That Into You at 3 a.m.? Need a Clint Eastwood fix to make your day?
The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerces monthly meeting held last Thursday featured a talk by Esther Dyson, a woman of many titles, including philanthropist, journalist, investor, entrepreneur, trained astronaut, and commenter on emerging digital technology.
Now in its sixth year, the Princeton Student Film and Video Festival will be held at the Princeton Public Library on July 22 and 23, beginning both nights at 7 p.m.
Failure is not a word associated with Michele DeJuliis and her lacrosse career.
Holly McGarvie didnt get the chance to catch her breath after graduating from Princeton University early last month.
Over the last two years, Scott Greenman has soaked up plenty of knowledge, getting into coaching by serving on the staff of the Princeton University mens basketball team.
Luke Cordonnier felt arm weary and didnt have his best stuff as he pitched for the Princeton Post 218 American Legion baseball team last Thursday evening.
Remarkable, unspeakable New York!
Henry James, The American Scene
When I was growing up in the midwest, New York was the source, the one undeniable destination, the goal, the center of the world, the place to be. All the books I read were produced there. Classic Comics came from Rockefeller Center. When we went to see the touring production of a Broadway play, it, too, of course, came from New York. Eating breakfast in the kitchen every morning, I was looking at the folding screen my father had decorated with New Yorker covers, and it was thanks to his passion for the place that we got to live there one year. If I bonded with the city walking home from McBurney School on fall and winter evenings through the Great White Way, my initiation into New York’s sweaty realities came during school-bound subway rides to Columbus Circle packed among the proverbial sardines in the rush-hour armpit of the city (a mixed metaphor subway riders will understand).
The Glass Menagerie (1944) was Tennessee Williams’ earliest success, his most autobiographical play, and perhaps his best loved play. There were gigantic later accomplishments, including Pulitzer Prizes for A Streetcar Named Desire (1948) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), but Williams, in a career of more than 40 years, never surpassed the exquisite fragility and beauty (like the qualities of the glass figurines of the title) of The Glass Menagerie. Princeton Summer Theater 2009’s high-powered young company, under the direction of Lileana Blain-Cruz, has mounted a striking production of Menagerie, which bears eloquent witness to the qualities that make the play a timeless masterpiece.
Chet Stroup has traveled throughout the 48 states of the continental U.S. and the 10 provinces of Canada on his motorcycle!
Considering the fact that he didnt get the motorcycle until he was 60, this feat becomes even more remarkable.
But then, this is a remarkable man. Former principal of the then Nassau Street School and superintendent of the Princeton School District, he has made a positive difference in the lives of many students, colleagues, peers, and friends, gaining their admiration and affection.
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