Vol. LXI, No. 43
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
(Photo by George Vogel)
BOOK LOVERS: Betsy Karic and Xander were on hand in the Community Room Friday for the Friends of the Princeton Public Library’s Book Sale. The annual fund-raising event, which ran through Sunday, October 21, broke all previous sales records this year, thanks in part to generous donations from Micawber Books and Anne O’Neill, widow of former Borough Mayor Joe O’Neill.
Four Westminster Choir College students have been charged relating to the October 17 heroin-related death of a freshman student.
The charges linking the four students are the latest findings in an ongoing investigation concerning the death of 18-year-old Westminster freshman Justin Warfield, who died last week hours after a fellow student, 19-year-old Kieran Hunt, purchased heroin and then injected it into Mr. Warfield, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.
Princeton Borough Council Tuesday reviewed proposed zoning for an area of the Borough that, if approved, could spell significant developmental changes in an area that currently houses four separate institutional property owners.
At the October 18 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Princeton Public Library, the discussion focused on the recent proposal by Heartland Payment Systems to create a new library card with the potential for use as a pre-paid cash card that would benefit library funding through the company’s “Give Something Back” program.
Political commentator and author Cokie Roberts was the featured speaker at a Women in Leadership Forum hosted by the Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart last Thursday, October 18.
In 1975, when Arn Chorn-Pond was nine years old, Pol Pot’s Communist guerrilla army took over his homeland.
Lance Liverman lives on the edge — literally, the edge of Princeton Township proper. On a clear day from his Witherspoon Street front door, you can see Princeton Borough, and have no idea that there is a municipal line in between.
Last winter saw a series of breakthroughs for the Princeton University mens ice hockey team.
He couldnt talk as he lay in the hospital bed last month and he didnt know what day it was.
Standing at 510 and weighing 160 pounds soaking wet, John Miranda doesnt look like he would be one of the iron men for the Princeton High football team.
Deborah Kerr’s death on October 16 at the age of 86 sent me straight to the library for the DVD of An Affair to Remember. Released 50 years ago, this wildly improbable tale of a playboy (Cary Grant) and a singer (Deborah Kerr) estranged by a bizarre stroke of fate is widely considered to be one of Hollywood’s greatest love stories. It was directed by Leo McCarey, who made an earlier version with Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer called Love Affair (1939).
In the introduction to his 1963 verse translation of Moliere’s Tartuffe, Richard Wilbur urges actors and directors to “trust the words to convey the point and persons of the comedy, and trust them also to be sufficiently entertaining.” Moliere’s play, he goes on to argue, “resists the overextension of any thesis. The actor or director who insists on a stimulatingly freakish interpretation will find himself engaged in deliberate misreading and willful distortion, and the audience will not be deceived.”
The Princeton University Orchestra scored a major coup in its season-opening concerts this past weekend. Rarely do student ensembles get the chance to perform with world-class soloists, but conductor Michael Pratt, celebrating his 30th year with the orchestra, took the opportunity to collaborate with a visitor to the University who also just happens to be one of the world’s finest pianists.
As all roads lead to Rome, all conversations with Gary Snyder lead inevitably back to Princeton High School. Talk about his growing up in Pennsylvania and he reveals a deep sense of pride in his career path from social science teacher to high school principal. Ask about his personal interests and he quickly turns to the accomplishments of Princeton high school’s 1300 plus students.
Committed and engaged, Nannette Gibson has worked throughout her adult life to make a difference in people’s lives. Whether through her career in education, specializing in child development, or in her efforts with the Princeton Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) to ensure equal rights for all, Mrs. Gibson has been in the midst of important educational, judicial, and social advances for American society.
Town Topics® may be purchased on Wednesday mornings at the following locations: Princeton McCaffreys, Coxs, Kiosk (Palmer Square), Krauszers (State Road), Olives, Speedy Mart (State Road), Wawa (University Place); Hopewell Village Express; Rocky Hill Wawa (Route 518); Pennington Pennington Market.
Copyright© Town Topics®, Inc. 2011.