Vol. LXIII, No. 19
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
(Photo by E.J. Greenblat)
HAPPINESS IS A PETTING ZOO: Kids and animals mingled at the Princeton Shopping Centers Spring Festival Saturday. Along with the petting zoo, there were crafts, prizes, food, pony rides, sidewalk sales, and live music from Alex & the Kaleidosope Band.
Calling Princeton Universitys Arts and Transit Neighborhood, the most challenging set of proposals to come out of the campus plan, University Vice President and Secretary Bob Durkee explained the goals of the project in a formal presentation to Borough Council last week.
The Regional Planning Board considered an application by Barsky Enterprises to subdivide its Wiggins Street property during a public meeting last Thursday. The Board also received the Environmental Resource Inventory from members of the Princeton Environmental Commission for review.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator and 1986 Princeton alumna Lisa Jackson discussed the future of environmentalism during her lecture at the Woodrow Wilson School on Princeton Universitys campus last Friday.
Princeton High School senior Steven Fuchs didnt clear a hiking trail, recycle old glasses, or build a birdhouse for his Eagle Scout service project. In a striking example of the road not taken (and with all due respect to those three worthy projects), he chose to digitize every issue of Town Topics published in its first ten years of existence.
Climate control is a byword of manuscript repositories where old papers and artifacts have to be protected from the havoc that can be wrought by changes in temperature and humidity. So as the weather heats up, it is good to know that there is a new exhibit at the Universitys Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, on 65 Olden Street, that is cool in both senses of the word.
Taking the bus to and from school wouldnt strike most people as a particularly harrowing experience. For kids, talking, laughing, and bumping along before the actual school day starts is usually a happy routine. At the bus stop, parents, coffee cups in hand, catch up with neighbors, and look forward to attending to the day ahead.
Mark Kovler has worn out lacrosse nets honing his left-handed shot which resembles a howitzer.
Sporting a blue blazer and rep tie, Casey Rahn looked dapper as he mixed with the crowd outside Class of 1952 Stadium last Sunday evening.
The wind was howling across Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. as the Princeton University mens lightweight crew competed in the Eastern Sprints last Sunday.
“Her voice was exquisite and far away, almost like an echo. She was an excellent actress, completely unique. That wonderful voice of hers — strange, fey, mysterious — like a voice singing in the snow.”
Louise Brooks on Margaret Sullavan
The New Jersey Youth Symphony, based in Murray Hill, is certainly a complex and busy organization, with more than 300 students in eight ensembles under its umbrella. With a newly-appointed Artistic Director (David Commanday), the organization has much to be proud of in its student performers and the challenging music they take on. NJYSs Youth Orchestra, comprised of middle and high school students, presented its spring concert Sunday afternoon in Richardson Auditorium, demonstrating very impressive ensemble work as well as some exceptional solo playing.
Susan Olson has always loved to knit and to needlepoint. Having been taught by her mother, she is now delighted to share her love for these needle arts with customers and friends at her shop, The Woolly Lamb.
You probably dont want the neighbors son to do it or the handy man or your husband!
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