Vol. LXV, No. 23
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
(Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
OFF AND RUNNING: Participants in the Princeton Healthcare Kids Marathon take off last Sunday in the 1.2 mile race which started near Princeton Stadium. The event was a culmination of a program where the children walk or run the first 25 miles of the marathon with friends and family at a comfortable pace (2.5 miles per week) under adult supervision. The run preceded the Princeton Healthcare 10k road race. For more details on the 10k, see page 33.
In response to the unusually high temperatures that are expected, Community Park (CP) Pool will be open on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9 from 3 to 8 p.m. The pool will not be open on Friday June 10, but will re-open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12.
All membership requirements and daily admission rate requirements will be in effect. There will not be any adult or senior lap swim on Wednesday June 8 or Thursday June 9, but the lap lane will be open as per a regular pool day. The concession stand will be open both days.
The CP Pool opens full-time, seven days a week, beginning on Wednesday June 15.
In the only contested municipal race in Princeton, Yina Moore won the Boroughs nomination for mayor in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday. Ms. Moore, who received 301 votes and is a member of the Planning Board, will run as the candidate in the November general election. David Goldfarb, a longtime Borough Council member, garnered 219 votes. Neither candidate had gathered enough support from the Princeton Community Democratic Organization for an endorsement.
Jill Jacheras successful pursuit of the Republican nomination for Princeton Borough mayor was a write-in campaign that enlisted dissatisfied Democrats as well as Republicans. With her name now on the ballot for the November election, the 49-year-old lawyer is poised to run the race with bipartisan backing.
Early June is busy season at Obal Garden Market on Alexander Road. But by 1:30 p.m. last Thursday, not one customer had shown up at the popular nursery, which is nestled in a bend in the road. The heavily traveled artery between Route 1 and Princeton Borough is closed for construction, with a 24-hour detour in place, on weekdays, on both lanes between Canal Pointe Boulevard and Canal Road.
Doodie Meyer, a member of the YWCA Board of Directors and a Campaign Co-Chair for the Ys upcoming capital campaign, was speaking in earnest. This is not a luxury; this is a mandate, she said of developing plans to raise money to refurbish Bramwell House.
ABC News Chief Health and Medical Director Richard Besser, who graduated from Princeton High School (PHS) in 1977, returned last week to deliver the keynote address at the Gold Key Award Ceremony.
Drive-in movies may be a thing of the past, but outdoor summer movie viewing will be available throughout the summer in the plaza in front of the Princeton Art Museum.
As a native of Toronto, Ontario, Blake Parsons first sporting love was ice hockey.
After losing a dual meet to Hightstown in late April, the Princeton High girls track team didnt look like a title contender.
Ray OBrien knew that his Princeton Day School baseball team was destined to take some lumps this spring.
It was the best of months and the worst of months. The upside of one of the dreariest Mays in memory was escaping night after night into the literary weather of nine English novels, courtesy of the BBC and the Princeton Public Library. Think of it: nine brilliant period movies made for home viewing, three adapted from Charles Dickens, two each from Anthony Trollope and Elizabeth Gaskell, one each from Samuel Richardson and George Eliot, all made between 1991 and 2008 by the same production company, each in its own way meeting the highest standard in acting, directing, music, costume, location, and cinematography, and each available from the DVD shelves of the great community resource located at 65 Witherspoon Street.
For the closing concert of its 50th anniversary celebratory season, the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra (GPYO) created a multifaceted musical partnership. In presenting Saturday night’s concert in Richardson Auditorium, GPYO continued its long-standing collaboration with the Princeton-Pettoranello Sister City Foundation, incorporated the Italian consulates of Newark and Philadelphia to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, and partnered with Princeton Festival to serve as the opening concert of the Festival’s 2011 season. The GPYO concert was all-Italian, with music of either the Italian masters or on Italianate themes.
A camp for kids that was started by kids. How cool is that!
The first ESF camp was begun in 1982 by brothers Michael and Bill Rouse, aged respectively 15 and 11. It was a 2-week tennis camp held at The Haverford School in Haverford, Pa., and was an instant hit.
A 20th anniversary! A 34th anniversary! Rider Furniture at 12-14 Main Street in Kingston, is celebrating both of these milestones. In a time when many businesses are here today and gone tomorrow, this is a proud accomplishment indeed.
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