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Snyderman Apologizes for Quarantine Breach

Princeton resident and NBC News Chief Medical Editor and Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman, 62, issued an apology Monday via a statement read during the NBC Nightly News broadcast…

Council Approves Audit, Discusses “Leaving Leaves”

While concerns about the town’s handling of possible exposure to the Ebola virus (see accompanying story) dominated Monday night’s meeting of Princeton Council, there was additional business on…

Princeton Upped to Silver By Sustainable New Jersey

Diane Landis was in a meeting with Mayor Liz Lempert Monday when the good news came through in an email: Princeton has been awarded silver level certification by…

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BREAKING NEWS: Toni Morrison Papers Now in Princeton University Collection

At a conference held at Princeton University this past weekend, University president Christopher L. Eisgruber…

BREAKING NEWS: Tickets to Dalai Lama Talk Still Available

A limited number of tickets remain for the Dalai Lama’s talk at Princeton University on…

The Upcoming Open House Will Celebrate Westminster Choir College’s New Building

The Westminster Choir College of Rider University, on Walnut Lane next door to Princeton High…

SAVE Animal Rescue Hosts Palmer Square Event

Dogs and cats in need of loving homes will come to Palmer Square on Sunday,…

Graves Retrospective At Grounds for Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture’s Fall/Winter exhibition season features an installation of work by internationally acclaimed artist…


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Calendar Highlights


4:30 p.m.: Free reading by poet Ben Lerner and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Steven Millhauser. Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Creative Writing; McCarter Theatre.

4:30 p.m.: Monthly group meeting for Children of Aging Parents, a support group for family and friends caring for an older adult. Learn new information on providing quality care, local resources, and long-distance caregiving. This event is free to attend; Suzanne Patterson Building, Princeton.

7:30 p.m.: Screening of Hitchcock’s early silent film "Blackmail" at Princeton’s Garden Theatre. The film will be accompanied by live music. Tickets are $13 per person.


11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market returns to Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. Seasonal autumn produce, artisan breads, flowers, sauces, and more (repeats every Thursday through Thanksgiving).

5 p.m.: Rago Auctions Open House featuring a talk on “Wharton Esherick: The Reluctant Woodworker” by Mark Sfirri, head of the Fine Woodworking Program at Bucks County Community College. Sfirri designs and constructs furniture and sculpture, mostly in wood. He studied furniture design under Tage Frid at RISD in Providence, RI. This event is free to attend. RSVP to 609.397.9374 ext. 119; 333 North Main Street, Lambertville.

5 p.m.: Grand Opening of the new Learning Center at Berlitz, located at 264 Nassau Street in Princeton. Participate in a complimentary 20-minute language lesson in French and Spanish. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

6 p.m.: Nigel Smith and Linda Colley in Conversation at Labyrinth Books of Princeton. Smith will discuss his anthology of texts, "A Collection of Ranter Writings: Spiritual Liberty and Sexual Freedom in the English Revolution." This event is free to attend.

7 p.m.: “Don’t Miss a Beat: Getting to the Heart of Arrhythmia” with Eran Zacks, MD. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of cardiac arrhythmias. This event is free to attend; Lawrence Public Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.


10 a.m.: Start of the 2014 Friends of Princeton Public Library Book Sale. Over 10,000 books will be on sale. Tickets to the preview sale (10 a.m. to noon) cost $10. Beginning at noon, admission to the book sale is free. The Bag Sale will take place on Sunday, October 19 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. At this time, a standard grocery bag can be filled with books for $5. Bags will be supplied at the sale; Hinds Plaza, Princeton.

Noon: Free, Lunch & Learn Program on Long Term Care Insurance at the Princeton Senior Resource Center. Dave Saltzman will lecture on how to best prepare for the unforeseen challenges of aging. Guests should bring their own lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

4:30 p.m.: Former Irish Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Daithi O’Ceallaigh, presents “From the Belfast Bunker: Behind the Scenes in the Peace Process” at the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, located at 185 Nassau Street. This event is sponsored by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies and is free and open to the public.

6 to 11:30 p.m.: 7th Annual Oktoberfest at Princeton Elks Lodge. The Bavarian buffet will feature a wide selection of German classics. There will also be a “Parade of Beer Maids” delivering pitchers of beer to each table. Live entertainment will be provided by the German Hungarian Schuplattiers and the Heimat Klange Orchestra. Admission is $30 for adults. Advance registration is required by calling 609.466.1208 or 609.466.4945; Princeton Elks Lodge, 354 Route 518, Blawenburg.


Paced by Lussi’s Scoring Outburst, PU Women’s Soccer Routs Brown

After leading the Princeton University women’s soccer team with 10 goals in 2013 as a freshman, Tyler Lussi found herself in a scoring drought this fall. Lussi scored…

Princeton Football Falls 31-30 at Colgate, Aims to Bounce Back as It Hosts Brown

Showing a distressing penchant for falling behind early in games last season even as it went 8-2, a major point of emphasis for the Princeton University football team…

Rebounding From Disappointing Loss to Dartmouth, PU Men’s Soccer Rallies for Wins over Rutgers, Brown

After suffering a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss to Dartmouth in its Ivy League opener on October 4, the Princeton University men’s soccer team could have felt sorry for…

Making Switch From Soccer to Football, Hawes Emerges as Standout for 5-0 PHS

Joe Hawes didn’t want to spend the fall of his senior year sitting on the bench for the Princeton High boys’ soccer team. Realizing that he had hit…

Sparked by Ealy’s Energy, Skill at Striker, PHS Boys’ Soccer Primed for Tests Ahead

Chase Ealy covered a lot of territory for the Princeton High boys’ soccer team last Thursday as it hosted Nottingham. The senior striker raced up and down the…

PHS Boys’ Cross Country Working Through Injury, Aims to Be at Full Strength for Postseason Events

For Mark Shelley, getting the best out of his Princeton High boys’ cross country team this fall is about marshaling his resources. “We have been battling some injuries…

With Senior Star McDonald Catching Fire, PHS Field Hockey Rolling Into Counties

Hampered by a lingering hamstring injury, Campbell McDonald got off to a slow start this fall for the Princeton High field hockey team. But getting up to speed…

Trio of Seniors Providing Positive Leadership As PDS Field Hockey Fights Through Rough Fall

Borrowing a page from the U.S. Marines playbook, “the few, the proud” motto applied as the Princeton Day School field hockey team celebrated its Senior Day last week.…

Topics in Brief: A Community Bulletin

Princeton High School (PHS) is hosting a Freshman Service Day Wednesday, October 15, from 8 a.m. Attendees urging students to make a difference in our community and in the world include representatives of the Governor’s Office of Volunteerism and local leaders including: Linda Rivera, program officer for the Governor’s Office of Volunteerism; Homefront’s Liza Peck; Keating Johnson of the Crisis Ministry; and Pat Pannel of 101:Fund, which provides need-based scholarships for PHS graduates. The day will also include hands-on projects and activities for the students.

Hospital Site Update: Princeton Engineering Department, which announced earlier that an additional sampling from the monitoring well was scheduled for mid October, reports that it has been advised that the testing firm was not able to obtain a sample this past week due to water no longer being present in the well and no further testing is required. Closed out documentation will be provided to the Whitman firm for review. Work continues at the former hospital parking garage to remove much of the upper level concrete floor deck that will be replaced with a new concrete deck. It is anticipated to take 10-11 months time to complete all repairs to the garage. The sorting of demolition debris from various hospital structures near the parking garage continues this week so that these items may be recycled. In addition, Yanuzzi continues to remove the “skin” of the main hospital building. The entire demolition project is anticipated to take six months to complete, weather permitting. Avalon Bay’s acoustical consultant, Cerami & Associates, continues to be onsite monitoring noise levels of the demolition process and parking garage repair work. In addition, the Princeton Health Department is working alongside the Mercer County Division of Public Health to provide additional noise monitoring. A temporary sound absorbing wall and sound absorbing blankets have been installed adjacent to where the upper concrete floor deck of the garage is being removed. Any noise-related complaints or questions should be directed to the Engineering Department at (609) 921-7077 or at

The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area has announced its monthly meetings calendar as follows: November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9. All meetings take place in the Suzanne Patterson Building at 7 p.m. except for those in February and March, which take place in the Mary Jacobs Library in Rocky Hill at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact:

Princeton Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee presents “Ride of the Falling Leaves,” a 3.5 mile ride from the Community Park South parking lot through Mountain Lakes Park, Sunday, October 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. The ride, which is mostly on trails, is free and suitable for all ages. Helmets are required. Hot cider will be served at Mountain Lakes at the mid-way point. For more information, email

The Princeton Health Department and the Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC) will hold The Princeton Flu Clinic in the Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton Street, Tuesday, October 21, from 1 to 7 p.m., on the same day as the annual PSRC health fair, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Educational material will be available as will nurses and pharmacists to address specific questions. A makeup flu vaccination clinic will be held Wednesday, October 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Monument Hall. No out of pocket costs are associated with the flu vaccine for those covered by: Medicare-Part B, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal, United Healthcare Insurance Co., Horizon NJ Direct, CVS Caremark, Oxford (UHC), AmeriHealth, Tricare, Aetna or Cigna. For more coverage information, contact the Princeton Health Department. Other vaccinations available include the pneumococcal, Tdap, and shingles vaccine(s), which may require out of pocket cost depending on insurance. For more information, including how to obtain and complete a consent form prior to the clinic, contact the Princeton Health Department at (609) 497-7610.


As the Power Goes Out, Salinger’s “Franny” Puts the Dinky On the Map

Here are two thoughts about the power outage that occurred around 11 p.m. Monday night as I was writing about Princeton’s…

The Judge: Downey and Duvall Make Amends in Courtroom Drama

Hank Palmer (Robert Downey, Jr.) is a successful criminal defense attorney with a good reason to hide his humble roots. It…

“Every Little Thing” — With the Beatles in India, Songs and Stories of Rain and Shine

“They were rather war-weary during Beatles for Sale. One must remember that they’d been battered like mad throughout ’64, and much…

Arts Council Exhibition to Mark 25 Years Of Success for Princeton Artists Alliance

It’s been 25 years since the accomplished local painter Charles McVicker reached out to fellow Princeton artists to form The Princeton…