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Vol. LXIII, No. 30
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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Princeton Child Development Institute Thanks Annual Golf Classic Sponsors

EDWARD C. FENSKE, M.A.T., Ed.S.
GREGORY S. MACDUFF, Ph.D.
Executive Directors
Princeton Child Development Institute
Cold Soil Road

Local Restaurants, Businesses Helped By Mid-Summer Marketing Showcase

LINDA SIPPRELLE
Nassau Street

Golandsky Institute Thanks Princeton For Welcoming Annual Piano Festival

EDNA GOLANDSKY
Artistic Director, The Golandsky Institute
New York

Shop Your Neighborhood Collaboration Supports Hometown Princeton Initiative

LORETTE PRUDEN
Principal, Team Nimbus NJ
Belle Mead

Eden Autism Services Thanks Sponsors And Racers for Successful Fund-Raiser

THOMAS P. McCOOL, Ed.D.
President & CEO
Eden Autism Services


Princeton Child Development Institute Thanks Annual Golf Classic Sponsors

To the Editor:

On July 20, Princeton Child Development Institute held its 11th Annual Golf Classic at Jasna Polana. It was a wonderful day of golf and we were successful in raising over $50,000.

We would like to express out sincere thanks to the many sponsors who supported our event in spite of the difficult financial times. We would like to thank Church & Dwight Company, Inc., for 11 years of sponsorship of this event and for providing each of the golfers with gift bags filled with an array of Arm & Hammer products. Other corporate sponsors who made this event possible include Local 40/NY State Iron Workers, William Walsh Jr., The Tang Family, 6800 Capital Group, Advantage Sales & Marketing, All Green, Chuck Latham Associates, Eatroff Family, Edwards Family, Jeff Geddes, Joel Hollander, Kenneth and Mary Jo Courey, Marketing Solutions, Mitchell Sales, Mount Lucas Management Group, Neuberger Berman, S&H Representatives, The Mel Karmazin Foundation, The Peterson Group, TNT Marketing Convenience Store Brokers, and Value Industries.

We also owe a special thanks to our tee sponsors, individual donors, golf committee, and volunteers for contributing to the success of this event.

For more than 30 years, the Princeton Child Development Institute has been recognized as a leader in the development of behavioral treatment programs for children with autism. PCDI is committed to addressing the special needs of people with autism and their families. Sponsorships from local corporations and businesses will enable us to underwrite our events and raise money so children and adults can overcome autism’s challenges.

PCDI is a non-profit program dedicated to the research and treatment of autism. A severe developmental disability, autism typically strikes children before the age of two. With skilled treatment, children with autism can learn how to play, talk with others, hug their parents, and participate in family outings. PCDI’s science-based programs provide a structured, individual, and caring environment that allow children and adults to thrive. Almost 50 percent of the children who enter treatment programs before the age of five are mainstreamed into regular classrooms.

We are grateful for the continued support of our loyal supporters and to the Princeton community at large. Those interested in learning more about autism services at PCDI may call (609) 924-6280 or attend our monthly Visitor Days. The dates are listed on our website, www.pcdi.org.

EDWARD C. FENSKE, M.A.T., Ed.S.
GREGORY S. MACDUFF, Ph.D.
Executive Directors
Princeton Child Development Institute
Cold Soil Road

Local Restaurants, Businesses Helped By Mid-Summer Marketing Showcase

To the Editor:

Along with a thousand other attendees, I found the Third Annual Mid-Summer Marketing Showcase on July 14 at Palmer Square Green a delightful event. More than 60 vendors provided food and beverage samples from area restaurants and caterers, while local businesses and organizations explained their focus and provided handouts.

The occasion resembled a private party rather than a public event, with attendees taking advantage of the ambiance to chat with both old friends and new as they learned about the businesses which make Princeton unique and which need, particularly in this recessionary environment, citizen support.

Many thanks to The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Bank of Princeton for hosting this memorable community event.

LINDA SIPPRELLE
Nassau Street

Golandsky Institute Thanks Princeton For Welcoming Annual Piano Festival

To the Editor:

I want to thank the Princeton community for the warm and welcoming response given to our sixth annual Golandsky International Piano Festival, an integral part of the week-long 2009 Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium.

Every year we say it, but this year truly was the best year ever. Each night was different and every night was special, from the brilliant young pianist Stephen Beus who opened the Festival to the 15-year-old jazz prodigy Antonio Madruga and his trio, the Festival’s finale. The dynamic young talents Misha Dacic and Hector Del Curto made us swoon in an evening devoted exclusively to the tango. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner joined us with his incredible music and wisdom. And of course it was thrilling to hear renowned Golandsky Institute faculty member Ilya Itin present the world premiere of Prokofiev’s Music for Athletes.

Musicians come from all over the world to study the Taubman approach at the Golandsky Institute. The teaching provides them with virtuosic technical ability and full artistic expression, allowing them to achieve their full potential. The approach has also been highly effective in curing and preventing repetitive stress injuries in musicians.

We thank our sponsors, Steinway & Sons Piano, Jacobs Music, and all our patrons in Princeton. Their help and support are crucial to us and allows us to continue this important work.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

EDNA GOLANDSKY
Artistic Director, The Golandsky Institute
New York

Shop Your Neighborhood Collaboration Supports Hometown Princeton Initiative

To the Editor:

We are gratified to see the emergence of better collaboration and co-marketing among the Princeton area independent business owners and various merchant associations that you reported on (“Merchants Join Forces, Form Hometown Princeton,” Town Topics, July 15). Congratulations to Mark Bovenizer, Nick Hilton, Fran McManus, and Lewis Wildman for turning out the local retail community and getting commitment to support Hometown Princeton. Thanks also to the many others involved over the years in work like this.

Team Nimbus NJ and Biz4NJ.com have collaborated to improve and promote independent businesses in New Jersey communities. We have been working together on a Shop Your Neighborhood initiative in Princeton since last fall.

• Biz4NJ business experts provided complimentary consulting for local business owners at several Shop Your Neighborhood breakfasts.

• Team Nimbus NJ sponsors a monthly lunch for small business owners.

• Video of local business owners attending a Shop Your Neighborhood breakfast, promoting the idea of shopping locally in Princeton, has been aired on local TV-30 in Princeton.

We would like to do more. In particular, we want to support the non-profit groups such as the Princeton Merchants Association and Hometown Princeton. We will host our next Small Business Insight luncheon on Wednesday, August 12, at Camillo’s Café in the Princeton Shopping Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For reservations, call (908) 359-4787.

LORETTE PRUDEN
Principal, Team Nimbus NJ
Belle Mead

Eden Autism Services Thanks Sponsors And Racers for Successful Fund-Raiser

To the Editor:

On behalf of Eden Autism Services and the individuals with autism whom Eden serves, I want to extend heartfelt thanks for the generosity of our community. On July 19, Eden held its 6th annual Eden Family 5K Race and one-mile Fun Run. More than 700 walkers and runners and nearly 70 volunteers helped to make this year’s race a tremendous success and raised a record breaking $70,000 in net proceeds.

A special thanks to Munich Re America, which served as our presenting sponsor; Curt Emmich of Princeton Forrestal Center, who served as race director; the 22 additional companies that provided major sponsorship or in-kind support; and the many individuals and businesses that contributed goods and services to our event.

We are deeply grateful to the dedicated Eden Family 5K steering committee that helped plan this outstanding event; the many volunteers, without whom this event would not be possible; and the walkers and runners who participated in the race and Fun Run. The funds raised will help Eden continue its mission of improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families.

THOMAS P. McCOOL, Ed.D.
President & CEO
Eden Autism Services

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