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Vol. LXV, No. 42
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
(Photo by Emily Reeves)
COOKING AT MCCAFFREYS: McCaffreys market hosted a two-day food showcase under the big tent in the shopping center courtyard last week. Along with live music, there was an appearance by Caroline Manzo of the reality show, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, who was there to promote her sons new project, BLK water, which is spring water infused with fulvic acid.
In an effort to protect the rights of parents and children under state law and prevent the misuse of public funds, Princeton International Academy Charter School (PIACS) recently petitioned the Commissioner of Education to enjoin the Princeton Regional, West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional, and South Brunswick school districts from spending public funds and using their governmental positions to further impede the opening of the school.
The Townships Historic Preservation Commission is currently preparing a report advising the Planning Board about the Institute for Advanced Studys proposal to build faculty houses on a portion of land where the Battle of Princeton may have taken place on January 3, 1777. Meanwhile, efforts by the Princeton Battlefield Society to prevent the project, which Society president Jerry Hurwitz calls the destruction and desecration of hallowed ground, continue.
Most people dont associate Princeton with homelessness. But in this university town of tree-lined streets and upscale shops, the issue is very real. The ongoing economic recession has made the nightmare of losing a home all too familiar to an increasing number of hard-working citizens who never imagined themselves in such a predicament.
Democratic candidates running for public office in the upcoming November 8 elections revealed their tastes in music, film, and literature Sunday evening, October 16 at an event coordinated by the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO). PCDO Candidates Night 2011 at the Suzanne Patterson Center gave those running for Borough, Township, County, and State seats, a chance to show a lighthearted side while delivering their individual messages.
Rachel Weber took over as the starting goalie for the Princeton University womens hockey team eight games into last winter.
Two weeks ago, the Princeton University football team found itself trailing Columbia 7-3 in the first quarter after a Tommy Wornham pass was picked off and returned for a touchdown.
One is elegant and quiet while the other is athletic and chatty.
Sporting a mohawk haircut with lines shaved on the side of his head, Ben Davis stands out along the backline for the Princeton High boys soccer team.
Megan Lipski has spent most of her life in and around the game of soccer.
In an instant, a treasure of incalculable value lay gleaming before us.
Edgar Allan Poe, from
The Gold Bug
Lo, there was the ball of gold.
Stephen Crane, from
The Black Riders
The treasures that turn up during the preparation of the Princeton Public Library Book Sale, which starts this Friday, come in all shapes, styles, and sizes. One example is this years big find, a first edition/first state of Roald Dahls classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Then theres the unexpected charge you get after opening a box to find The Life and Labors of Livingstone, with its embossed cover image of Livingstone being carried on a litter through the jungle (His Last Mile). To hold a solid, elegantly embellished volume from 1875 in your hand provides a thrill (a sort of time-travel buzz) that you rarely if ever experience with new books at Barnes and Noble or Labyrinth, no matter how lavishly illustrated or brilliantly designed.
Sometimes the charge of the unexpected is simply a matter of dimensions. For instance, two of this years largest and smallest books are by two of the worlds most beloved and collectible authors. Weighing in at maybe 10 pounds is a massive one-volume edition of the Works of Jane Austen in a blue binding with silver tinted lettering. For whatever reason, you dont expect mass and volume from the author of Pride and Prejudice. Youre looking for country cottage or a Bath town house, not a castle.
Music performance at Princeton University has included more and more components in recent years. With a self-presented concert series, full-scale orchestra, chamber ensemble, and wide range of choirs, the diversity of musical experiences on the University campus is tremendous. This season, some of this diversity is coming together in a common theme; as part of a 10th anniversary of 9/11, visual and performing arts organizations on campus and in the community are collaborating to examine how the arts shape our collective memory of the past not just in recent years, but back through centuries of history.
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