Vol. LXII, No. 20
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
(Photo by E.J. Greenblat)
A VISION OF THINGS TO COME: The makeover of the Princeton Shopping Center is coming more sharply into focus every day. The courtyard will be ready in time for the Summer Concert Series, which will be launched on June 19 by the Klez Dispensers. A Youth Jazz Festival will follow on June 22. The landscape architect is Mathews Nielsen; the architect, Rosen Johnson Architects; and the managing agent, George Comfort & Sons.
“Open” and “clear” are the key words. “We want to open up the courtyard,” said Chris Hanington, general manager of the Princeton Shopping Center. “People will be able to see clear from one beautiful end to the other.”
Contrary to the “doom and gloom” attitude that pervades local conversations in the face of empty stores in downtown Princeton, this is a “very in-demand place,” according to David S. Newton, vice president of Palmer Square Management.
Princeton Borough Council met last night (after Town Topics press time) to consider revisions to the proposed ordinance for a “mixed use,” overlay zone covering the combined 30 acres of land occupied by Princeton HealthCare System’s Merwick, Princeton University’s Stanworth Apartments, and the YM/YWCA.
In 1967 the top bestsellers in fiction included Elia Kazan’s The Arrangement; William Styron’s The Confessions of Nat Turner; The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, and Topaz, by Leon Uris. William Manchester’s Death of a President headed the non-fiction list, followed by Misery is a Blind Date, by Johnny Carson; Eric Berne’s Games People Play, and Rod McKeun’s Stanyan Street and Other Sorrows. In another book-related event that year Barbara Bradsell was hired to do clerical work in the circulation department of the Princeton Public Library.
A three-part series on “The Health Enterprise in New Jersey,” sponsored by the Policy Research Institute for the Region and Princeton University’s Molecular Biology Department, began last week with a talk by University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) President William F. Owen, Jr. His topic was “The State of Health Care in New Jersey and the Role of the Public Medical University.”
Holly McGarvie and the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team limped into their NCAA tournament opening round contest last Sunday against visiting Vanderbilt.
As the Princeton University softball team gathered to watch the NCAA tournament selection show last Sunday night, several members of the Ivy League champs were hoping to be sent west.
Mie Graham got a special feeling as the Princeton High girls’ lacrosse team warmed up last Saturday before its Mercer County Tournament opener at Robbinsville.
“It took me four years to paint like Raphael but a lifetime to paint like child.”Picasso
What a roar at the gates of the Princeton University Art Museum last Wednesday afternoon. I was on my way out when the sound exploded, raw, almost primeval in its intensity, like a superamplified dawn chorus from some rain forest in the tropics.
There’s nothing to do … Oh, my … All this love … all this painful love …” exclaims the local doctor, who has just served once again as confidant to a love-struck young woman, who is yearning for an unattainable young man, who will soon be suffering his own unrequited love.
When one thinks of Minnesota’s Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, one usually thinks of top-notch strings playing the best of the chamber music repertory, especially from the Baroque and Classical periods. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, which performed Saturday night at McCarter Theatre, still maintains the finest among string players but chose also to show off its winds in the bulk of the evening’s concert. Joined by renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw, the ensemble focused its programming efforts on the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and especially the music of Igor Stravinsky.
Regarded by his peers as a consummate professional with a passion for his work, James Byer is credited with upgrading The Hun School of Princeton’s academic curriculum, and for a forward-thinking strategic plan that has changed the look of the 45-acre campus. He’s also guided the school, which was founded in 1914 by John Gale Hun, through its largest ever capital campaign.
What are VOCs? Do you have to worry about them? What is off-gassing? Is it harmful? Even without lead, are paints still a health concern?
These are questions that Mythic Paint Company hears all the time, and which it answers as it educates customers about its new line of environmentally-friendly, non-toxic paint.
A customer’s house is their little oasis from the world. I take this very seriously. Helping them to complete their plan and realize their dream is very important to me.”
Doug Raynor, owner of Raynor Woodworking in Robbinsville, has been committed to serving customers in Princeton and central New Jersey since he opened his business in 1980.
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