(Photo by E.J. Greenblat)
At Potts Playground, at the corner of Erdman Avenue and Tee-Ar Place in Princeton Borough, it's easy to be carried away by the serene and off-the-beaten-path character of this, one of the Borough's many "pocket parks."
In light of recent initiative proposals and an unveiled strategy to create additional infrastructure to support arts programming, Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman will receive the Arts Council of Princeton's new Arts Vision Award at the Dining by Design Gala Fund-raiser on October 28.
More than a year after the volume dropped on a highly contentious plan to build a restaurant featuring live jazz music, the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court ruled this month that the Princeton Township Zoning Board of Adjustment acted appropriately in issuing an initial use variance that would have allowed Mike's Tavern on Bayard Lane to be transformed into a restaurant.
Princeton will relive history on Saturday, October 28, when the University celebrates the 250th anniversary of its presence in the town.
Dubbed "Revolutionary Princeton Day," Saturday will feature historic reenactments, demonstrations, 18th century walking tours of the campus and town, colonial children's games and toys, among a host of other activities designed to suit visitors of all ages.
The mid-term progress reports that were generated for students at Princeton High School last week caused a few surprises and no doubt a few perplexed student/parent conversations.
Some parents may have been shocked, other perhaps pleasantly surprised, to read of their son or daughter's progress. At any rate, the glitch that led to an earlier coding system being used has been corrected.
It is probably safe to say that the October 31, 1938 radio drama broadcast by Orson Welles had more impact on its listeners than any other of its ilk in the history of broadcasting.
When the Mercury Theater On the Air presented a realistic dramatization of H.G. Wells's 19th-century fantasy novel, War of the Worlds, it set off a panic particularly in New Jersey and New York.