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Vol. LXIII, No. 21
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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HISTORY LESSON: Students at Stuart Country Day School recently heard the Right Honorable Earl Castle Stewart talk about his aunt, Janet Erskine Stuart, for whom the school is named. Pictured (from left) Stuart founding mother Mary Murray Garrett; Mr. Stuart’s wife, The Countess Castle Stewart; Mr. Stewart; and one of the three founding mothers, Millie Harford.

Forever Plaid: The Earl, Who Spells It “Stewart,” Helps Stuart Country Day School Celebrate 45 Years

Ellen Gilbert

After a lovingly prepared and delivered slide show and narrative describing his great aunt Janet Erskine Stuart’s journey from mid-19th century rural England to international distinction as a religious and educational leader, The Right Honorable Earl Castle Stewart was asked by a young Stuart school student about the significance of the Stuart clan’s plaid pattern. “I don’t know,” he admitted, “but they’re jolly nice bright things to wear.”

Belle Mead Garage Loses Franchise After 74 Years as a Chrysler Dealer

Jean Stratton

After 74 years as a Chrysler Dealership, Belle Mead Garage, is one of nearly 800 Chrysler dealers across the country (40 in New Jersey, with a possible loss of 1500-1600 jobs) to lose their franchise.

Works by Lewis Center Faculty Featured in Thought-Provoking Arts Council Exhibit

Ellen Gilbert

It’s a good thing that “Selections,” the current Peg and Frank Taplin Gallery exhibit in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, runs until July 3. For a single-room exhibition, there’s a lot to see, and viewers may well want to return more than once to contemplate the very different kinds of work on display.

Wide Range of Student Talent Displayed at Lewis Center’s Spring Group Art Exhibit

Dilshanie Perera

The “Spring 2009 Student Group Show” up at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University features a variety of projects in media ranging from photography to painting to sculpture displayed on three floors of the building.

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