Vol. LXIV, No. 23
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
A GREAT COMMUNITY RESOURCE: If you open it, they will come, and so they did for the first two weekends at the Community Park Pool, which will be open daily beginning Wednesday, June 16. CP Pool memberships are available for families, individual adults, individual children, and seniors. For more information, visit www.princetonrecreation.com.
In the only contested municipal race in Princeton, Jo Butler and Roger Martindell won the Boroughs Democratic Primary on Tuesday for the two available ballot positions for Novembers election, garnering 546 and 422 votes, respectively. Challenger Anne Neumann received 397 votes.
In what was the third installment of the Planning Board hearing concerning Westerly Road Churchs (WRC) proposal for building its new church space on Princeton Ridge, board members heard testimony from over 40 members of the public, who spoke both for and against the proposed development. A decision on whether the church may go ahead with the construction is expected during the June 17 open public meeting of the Planning Board, which will be held at the Township Municipal Complex at 7:30 p.m.
Borough Council interviewed seven applicants for the joint Shared Services and Municipal Consolidation Commission during its meeting last week. The Commission will include three residents each from the Borough and Township, and two members from each governing body, as well as the administrators.
The Princeton Public Library is suggesting that everyone dive into a good book this summer. The word dive is no coincidence; the theme of this years summer reading programs is water.
The 25 individuals retiring from the Princeton Regional Schools this June represent, according to Superintendent Judy Wilson, Lots of talent, love, and generations of positive impact.
When the Princeton University mens lightweight first varsity crew lost to Harvard in its regular season finale on May 1, the defeat snapped the Tigers 20-race winning streak.
Nick Miranda entered this spring with high hopes for his final season with the Princeton High baseball team.
For the Princeton Day School, it became fourth down and long last week for the schools football program and the decision has been made to punt.
I once had to play Schumann’s “Träumerei” for Josef Mengele. I suppose he was a musical man.
Auschwitz survivor and cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch in a 2005 interview in Der Spiegel
At 6:55 Moscow time there will be a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the war, broadcast by all the stations of Russia. Underneath the sounds of Schumann’s “Träumerei” [translated as “dreams” in Russian] words will be addressed to all mankind calling for the memory to be kept forever of those who gave their lives in the struggle with fascism.
Radio Moscow, May 9, 2005
we shall indeed lead a life of poetry and blossoms, and we will play and compose together like angels, and bring gladness to mankind.
Robert Schumann to Clara Wieck, April 1838
“Träumerei” is the seventh in a series of piano pieces about childhood (Kinderzenen op. 15) written in 1838 by the German composer Robert Schumann, who was born 200 years ago, June 8. It was composed to warm the heart of the virtuoso pianist Clara Wieck, who would become his wife three years later when the couple prevailed at last against the Draconian opposition of Clara’s father.
Not many community music organizations in Princeton can claim fifty years of history. The Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra (GPYO) can not only claim a solid half-century of music-making, but also cite a track record of growth to its current state of including close to 150 students in its instrumental programs. The GPYO celebrated this half century mark on Saturday night in Richardson Auditorium, drawing on collaborations from a number of musical and community sources.
Dan is known as a specialist in cutting curly hair. And is he ever! My hair has never looked better. One of the many satisfied customers of the Daniel Rosati Salon is happy to share her opinion of Daniel Rosatis hair cutting expertise.
Once upon a time, there was the First National Bank of Princeton and the Princeton Bank & Trust. People got mortgages, secured business loans, set up Christmas accounts, and established savings accounts and college funds for their children. Bank employees not only knew their customers names, but those of family members as well. Friendly and helpful service was the norm.
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