(Photo by George Vogel)
Remember Milton Lyon who directed Princeton's Triangle Club shows? In 1973, when Princeton University transferred operation of the McCarter to the McCarter Theatre Company, Mr. Lyon was its very first executive producer and it flourished under his leadership.
No need to remind anyone of the late Albert Hinds, Princeton's most celebrated centenarian and the oldest alumnus of the Princeton Regional Schools.
But what of Harold "Sunny" Perrine, Princeton's "Candy Man," who once sold the sweet stuff from his wheelchair in front of the town's two movie theatres at the time, The Princeton Playhouse and The Arcade.
Each of these three Princeton personalities has a seat in the new Princeton Performing Arts Center (PPAC) auditorium at the Princeton High School. Mr. Lyon's seat comes courtesy of Dana Communications. Albert Hinds received his seat in person from representatives of the Princeton Education Foundation's Take A Seat Campaign at a Black History Month celebration at the John Witherspoon Middle School in February. Mr. Perrine's seat was bought by Landau's on Nassau Street.
Bucolic downtown Princeton?
Well, maybe once upon a time, but starting next week, downtown Princeton will have a more rural flavor as the country descends on the area that used to serve as a center for surrounding farming communities.
Attempting to come into compliance with statewide stormwater mandates enacted in early 2004, Princeton Borough Council last Tuesday weighed in on a proposed municipal ordinance that would, if passed, establish management mechanisms for large scale developments, curbing the amount of runoff entering surface and ground water.
In a continued, resident-driven effort to examine traffic along the Route 206 corridor between Cherry Valley Road at the Montgomery Township border and Nassau Street, part two of a Webcast outlining potential benefits and pitfalls of roundabouts the structures proposed by a Township-contracted firm as a possible circulation solutions for the corridor was aired at a public presentation at Township Hall on Tuesday.