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Vol. LXIV, No. 12
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
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STUDENT LEADERS: The 2009-2010 Corner House Student Leaders pledged to “serve as role models to the student community and to encourage others to do the same; to maintain and exemplify an alcohol- and drug-free lifestyle; to lead a life demonstrative of acceptance of all people regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and beliefs.” They promise to demonstrate their “commitment to being a unified Corner House Student Leadership Team through honest, open-minded communication and leadership through example.”

Helping Thousands While on a Shoe String: Corner House Is Community Haven for Children

Ellen Gilbert

“We’re the best deal in town for the taxpayer,” observed Corner House Executive Director Gary De Blasio recently. With its own foundation providing the lion’s share of its funds (over 30 percent), the non-profit, which served over 5,000 people last year, gets just a little over 12 percent of its support from the two Princetons. Although approximately 16 percent is budgeted, Mr. De Blasio explained, the return of Corner House fees to the municipalities ultimately results in the lower percentage. The agency’s service to families of municipal employees should also be factored into the equation.

Gateway Sculpture to Commemorate Life of Albert E. Hinds in Library Plaza

Dilshanie Perera

Over the 104 years of his life, Albert E. Hinds saw Princeton undergo seismic social and political changes. An African American born in 1902, he attended the Witherspoon Elementary School when it was segregated; helped pave Nassau Street; drove a horse-powered carriage to pick up passengers from Princeton Junction; coached at the YMCA; attended the Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church on Witherspoon Street over the course of his entire life; and even taught a calisthenics class for seniors when he was well into his 90s. An active member on various boards of municipal government, Mr. Hinds served the community in a multitude of ways over his lifetime.

First Phase of Nassau Inn Expansion Underway at the Tap Room Courtyard

Dilshanie Perera

The Nassau Inn began construction on the outdoor dining area of the Yankee Doodle Tap Room earlier this month, with General Manager Lori Rabon estimating that this first portion of the larger expansion project should be completed in mid-May. The dining space will be located in Palmer Square West, and will incorporate a new entrance into the restaurant.

This Year’s Bryn Mawr Wellesley Book Sale Features All-Day Preview, Other Big Changes

Stuart Mitchner

For the first time in its history, the 79th Annual Bryn Mawr Wellesley Book Sale’s paid preview, today, Wednesday, March 24, is being extended until the 6 p.m. closing. In the past, previews ran from 10 to 2 p.m, with free admission afterward. Places in line for the 10 a.m. opening have been determined by lottery. Admission to the preview is $20. Preview sale admissions tickets corresponding to the numbers determined by the lottery will be issued beginning at 9 a.m. Additional preview tickets will be sold at the door after 9 a.m.

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