Vol. LXIII, No. 20
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
(Photo by E.J. Greenblat)
RIDING FOR EMS: The Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad hosted riders from the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride Sunday. The ride honors Emergency Medical Services personnel by organizing and implementing long distance cycling events to celebrate the lives of those who serve every day, including EMS workers who have become sick, been injured, or died in the line of duty. Riders on their way to completing the 600-mile trip from New York to Virginia are (from left) Deborah Crane, from Virginia; Erick Galinsky, from Delaware; Coordinator Kelly Mann; Reid Peloquin, from Minnesota; coordinator Chris Manganelli; and Tony Maggio, from New Hampshire.
In keeping with lifes certainty about death and taxes, the only sure thing that came out of the Princeton Township Committees Monday evening meeting was the unanimous approval of the 2009 municipal operating budget, and its three percent tax increase for Township residents. The question of whether or not to use synthetic turf on neighborhood fields, the potential designation of the Clover-Deerpath neighborhood as a historic district, and the passage of a proposed amendment to the law regarding misbehaving dogs were all left unresolved.
After months-long deliberations, Borough Council voted to formally introduce the 2009 municipal budget at last Tuesdays meeting. As proposed, this years budget totals $24,647,374 and involves no tax increase from the previous year.
The Borough Merchants for Princeton (BMP) met on Tuesday to determine how to confront challenges posed to local business by the faltering economy, downtown parking changes, and competition from Route 1 stores.
After a long career as an English professor spent analyzing Victorian and modern poetry, with a special emphasis on William Butler Yeats, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Alfred Tennyson, Grace Aguilar, and Isaac Rosenberg, local resident and environmental activist Daniel Harris decided to give writing poetry a try.
In her most recent book, The Heaven Sent Leaf, Katy Lederer, one of the speakers at a Labyrinth book event last week asks, What do poets know of capital? Plenty, it turns out.
The book is a magic object where everyone can present their ideas and stories, said book artist and MGP Studio Arts Director Maria Pisano. With that in mind, she is offering a series of workshops in her Plainfield studio during the coming weeks, focusing on a variety of styles and techniques used in the creation of books.
For the Princeton University mens lacrosse team, this spring has amounted to a revenge tour.
Over the course of the season, Princeton has beaten five teams (Johns Hopkins, Albany, Syracuse, Dartmouth, and Brown) who tagged the Tigers with losses in 2008 when they went 7-6 and didnt qualify for the NCAA tournament.
As the Tigers reached the halfway point of the 2,000-meter grand final last Sunday on Cooper River in Camden, there was a logjam coming into the homestretch.
As top-seeded PDS ended the spring by playing No. 3 Hopewell Valley in the Mercer County Tournament championship game last Saturday, it wouldve been easy for the Panthers to give up.
James is pitching his little tent and opening his little booth in the literary immensity of “the first and foremost member of his craft,” Honoré de Balzac, who was born this day, May 20, in 1799. If I’d read that passage from James in college it might have freed my notion of the author from the leaden weight of terms such as “realism.” Even now that misleading little word pops up under “style” on Balzac’s wikipedia entry.
The Tim Keyes Consort brought A View of America to Richardson Auditorium this past Sunday, with a program comprised primarily of Mr. Keyes own music, but one which demonstrated some excellent solo playing by the younger members of the ensemble. Mr. Keyes seems to focus his compositional style on depicting American landscapes, and although his music can be a bit predictable at times, his ability to compose for a wide range of instruments is most commendable. Sunday afternoons concert featured three solo instruments (clarinet, piano, and violin) as well as a chamber choir.
I believe the trend in tile and stone today is in with the old and in with the new, says Darlene Flood, a partner of A Step In Stone, from the stores handsome showroom at 1149 Route 601 in Skillman. Tile and stone can take on a combination of looks. For example, it can be ceramic, but with added relief and dimension for an incredible effect. And stone has been around forever, but now there are new patterns, giving it a classic look, with a twist.
Bad hair day? Wear a hat! Out in the rain or sun? Wear a hat! Fishing, hiking, sailing, canoeing, gardening, picnicking? Wear a hat!
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