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Vol. LXII, No. 45
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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Crafters’ Marketplace Gala Successful in Benefiting YWCA Scholarship Fund

JUDY HUTTON
CEO, YWCA Princeton

Spirit of Princeton Committee Hosting November 11 Veterans’ Day Ceremony

BROOKS DYER, Lt. Col., USMCR
Ridgeview Road
Spirit of Princeton Committee

Volunteers to Keep Princeton Green Are Sought by Shade Tree Commission

POLLY BURLINGHAM
Scott Lane
Chairperson, Princeton Borough
Shade Tree Commission


Crafters’ Marketplace Gala Successful in Benefiting YWCA Scholarship Fund

To the Editor:

The YWCA Princeton’s Crafters’ Marketplace Gala Cocktail Party held at the beautiful Míele, Inc. showroom on Route 1 was a huge success, raising more than $22,000 to benefit the YWCA’s Bates Scholarship Fund.

We are so grateful to Chef Bobby Trigg, who with his Ferry House staff provided sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and desserts. The Míele showroom was the perfect setting for the evening, and we thank all the staff who were so helpful. And special thanks to John Enz and his wonderful Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey, who literally set the tone for a spectacular evening.

To our generous silent auction donors, too numerous to list in this letter, our appreciation knows no bounds. Because of you, we will be able to continue to offer scholarships to our programs — so single working mothers can have a safe haven for their children during working hours, so new immigrant members of our community can learn English, and so breast cancer survivors can find information and support.

Thank you, also, to event chair Diane Essex and her committee, whose tireless efforts culminated in the perfect event.

The Patron’s Party was a prelude to our Crafters’ Marketplace, the best craft show in Princeton, which will be held at John Witherspoon Middle School on November 22 and 23. I invite everyone to attend and enjoy!

JUDY HUTTON
CEO, YWCA Princeton

Spirit of Princeton Committee Hosting November 11 Veterans’ Day Ceremony

To the Editor:

A Veterans’ Day Ceremony will be held Tuesday, November 11 at 11 a.m. in Princeton at the All Wars Monument near the intersection of Nassau and Mercer Street. The ceremony is sponsored by the Spirit of Princeton Committee, a dedicated group of unpaid volunteers who also organize the Memorial Day Parade, Flag Day, and the Independence Day Fireworks.

Tuesday’s ceremony will feature a color guard and rifle detail from the Marine Corps Reserve Training Center in West Trenton, the Star Spangled Banner sung by Madison Cahill-Sanidas of the John Witherspoon Middle School, and remarks by Borough Mayor Mildred Trotman and Township Mayor Phyllis Marchand.

The featured speaker will be Benjamin Cittadino. A local attorney and former Naval officer, he served three years at sea on a minesweeper before attending the University of Notre Dame Law School. His father served as the Commanding Officer of a sub chaser during World War II. His son is currently an F-18 fighter pilot serving on the USS Theodore Roosevelt in support of the U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. All three are named Benjamin and received their undergraduate degrees from Duke University, entering the Navy through Duke’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.

The public is cordially invited to attend Tuesday’s ceremony.

BROOKS DYER, Lt. Col., USMCR
Ridgeview Road
Spirit of Princeton Committee

Volunteers to Keep Princeton Green Are Sought by Shade Tree Commission

To the Editor:

Princeton is widely known as one of America’s most beautiful towns, in large part because of its unique assortment of lovely shade trees.

The Princeton Borough Shade Tree Commission is a volunteer group that promotes the health and welfare of the Borough’s trees. We have opportunities for interested Borough residents who want to help us keep Princeton green.

Please contact me to learn how you can join us in this rewarding work. Call (609) 947-1015.

POLLY BURLINGHAM
Scott Lane
Chairperson, Princeton Borough
Shade Tree Commission

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