Vol. LXIII, No. 35
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
(Photo Courtesy of Olivia Applegate)
WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE: Random Road resident Olivia Applegates backyard was awash after heavy rain fell on Saturday, August 22. It was worse than the flooding caused by Hurricane Floyd in 1999, said Ms. Applegate. Saturdays flood has proven one more time that the so-called 100-year storms along the Harrys Brook basin can happen as many as three times in one year or as many as ten in a period of ten years.
Flooding along the Harrys Brook basin is about life-threatening conditions that come knocking on our backdoors, wrote Random Road resident Olivia Applegate in an email to Flood Control and Water Management Committee Chair Richard Olsson about area flooding during a heavy rainstorm on August 22. It is about destruction of our private property. It is about the mental fatigue so many of us suffer as we witness the flooding water rising to new levels. It is about cleaning the incredible mess and destruction left behind by floods when unwanted water pours into our garages and basements.
As a result of the discussion at last weeks Borough Council meeting, the Boroughs Finance Committee will meet with citizens comprising an ad hoc advisory committee to determine how taxpayers with business knowledge may get involved in the budgetary process.
While the fluctuations in the economy have affected the Princeton Senior Resource Center (SRC), programs continue to run smoothly, Executive Director Susan Hoskins told Borough Council during her annual report at last Tuesdays meeting.
Princeton resident Sandra Jordan had been considering starting a Spanish-language television show for awhile, but it wasnt until she met Adriana Morales that the dream became a reality. The two were introduced last year at Stuart Country Day School, where they both taught Spanish classes.
The Peter Lokhammer Remembrance Garden just outside the Arts Councils new Paul Robeson Center for the Arts at the intersection of Green and Witherspoon Streets will see major renovations beginning next Friday.
Coming into last fall, Julie Shackford professed to be clueless about the prospects for her Princeton University womens soccer team.
With a bounce here or a break there, the Princeton University field hockey team couldve landed a spot in last years NCAA semifinals.
Although it was too little, too late, the Princeton University mens soccer team got hot down the homestretch last fall.
Really to read Pynchon properly you would have to be astonishingly learned not only about literature but about a vast number of other subjects belonging to the disciplines and to popular culture, learned to the point where learning is almost a sensuous pleasure, something to play around with, to feel totally relaxed about, so that you can take in stride every dizzying transition from one allusive mode to another.
I’d just started Thomas Pynchon’s latest creation, Inherent Vice (Penguin $27.95) when a copy of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage $14.95) came my way. Though I rarely read thrillers, I put Pynchon aside for this one because of the title character. As soon as that anorexic hacker Lisbeth Salander entered the story, I couldn’t stop reading. Two days after she held out her skinny hand and pulled me in, I was done, and I’d have gone right on to The Girl Who Played with Fire except for the Pynchon, which has taken me three weeks to get through.
Whenever I have guests from out-of-town, and we go out to dinner, we always go to Lahieres, says a Princeton resident. We know that the food and service will be excellent, and our guests will enjoy themselves.
For 39 years, the Whole Earth Center, the not-for-profit natural foods store has offered food the way it is supposed to be organically grown, environmentally safe, and nutritionally sound.
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