May 25, 2016

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Shop outside the box, with unique items for tea lovers including a selection of premium teas, gourmet tea gift sets, teaware, and more.

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Chai Tea Concentrate | MOUTH 

Unlike the usual sugary blend of flat ground spices and weak tea, a cup of Dona Chai is comforting as all get-out, thanks to freshly ground cardamom, cinnamon bark, black pepper and clove. What really keeps us coming back for more, though, is the balancing brightness of just a little lemon juice and, rare in the bottled chai world, fresh-pressed ginger.

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Raw Wildflower Honey Sticks | MOUTH 

We were instantly obsessed with these bright, light, portable honey sticks as soon as we saw them. Who wouldn’t want to slurp golden, sticky honey through a straw?!

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Flavors of India Collection | Teabox

Ranging the spectrum of sweet and spicy, warm and fragrant, nothing quite catches your attention the way spices and herbs do. Featuring an eclectic selection of tea blends made from exotic Indian spices, herbs, flowers and fruits, this exquisite collection pack will dazzle your senses with lovely aromas and textures every time you steep a cupful.

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Guranse Exotic Summer Nepal White | Teabox

Made with silvery-tipped buds and first leaf of the tea plant, there exists an impressive floral complexity in this summer white tea from Nepal.

Fragrant flavors of geranium and citrus can savored throughout the length of the cup profile of this tea. A hint of guava adds a fruity touch to the aroma of the brew while a delicious rose-like flavor comes through with every sip. We love this tea for its sweet complexity, gradient floral-citrus flavors and its smooth, well-rounded quality.

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LOV is Beautiful Organic Herbal Tea | Dean & Deluca

LØV is beautiful is delicious blend with a sweet, sun-kissed fragrance that will brighten the face of any tea lover. Made from white tea, green tea and green rooibos, it is embellished with apricots and natural peach flavors which give it a fruity and slightly sweet taste.

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Color-Weave Placemat | Anthropologie

A gorgeous traditional weave, these table napkins are perfect for adding that finishing touch to your dining table with a striped effect.

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Kennerton Tea Pot | Anthropologie

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Poisson Tea Pot | Anthropologie

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Portmeirion x Ted Baker ‘Rosie Lee’ China Teacup & Saucer

Ted Baker’s lovely Rosie Lee floral pattern lends exquisite elegance to a delicate Portmeirion teacup and saucer cast in fine bone china and hand-gilded with shining 22-karat gold accents.

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Fruit Tea Infusing Sports Water Bottle

The fruit basket holder can also be used to hold other items such as fruit flavoured teas and green tea bags to make an iced tea.

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Wheel of Wellness Tea Collection | Dean & Deluca

Kusmi’s health-giving wellness teas come beautifully packaged in a round gift box. Included in this collection of French tea are seven each of Detox, Boost, Euphoria, BB Detox, Be Cool, and Sweet Love teas.

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Happy Camper Carabiner Mug | TILLYS

Insulated Metal Mug. Carabiner handle. Imported.

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Town & Country Pitcher | Waterford

Whether it’s high heels, martinis and a night on the town, or sandals, sandwiches and an afternoon on the deck, the Town & Country collection – with its mix and match versatility – is an everyday solution to dining and entertaining with Waterford panache.

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Mixology Assorted Colored All Purpose, Set of 4 | Waterford

Waterford Mixology takes an innovative approach on fine entertaining with this collection of colored and clear crystal stemware, barware and bar accessories.

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Orange Sorbet Iced Tea | Teabox

A decadent blend of Nilgiri frost black tea, orange peel and lemongrass, this ones makes a superbly refreshing iced tea. Smooth and silky-bodied, relish the sprightly flavor of orange complemented by notes of lemongrass in every sip. Underscored by a long, fruity finish, this medium caffeine tea graciously qualifies for an any time brew this summer.

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Jungpana Special Summer Black | Teabox

Exploring the outer edges of a muscatel cup, but not quite sweet.

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Lifefactory Beverage Glass 4-Pack – 10oz | backcountry.com

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The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) will host its fifth annual Concert Under the Stars fundraiser on Saturday, June 4 from 6:30 – 10 p.m. This year’s event will feature a 90-minute live performance by “reggae-influenced rock/pop” band, The Samples. Concert Committee Co-Chairs Tracy Sipprelle and Debora Haines describe the event as “a unique kick-off-to-summer party, with a casual blue jeans and boots flair.” Tickets are available online at www.princetonhistory.org, or by phone: (609) 921-6748 x 105.

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As Princeton University alumni return for Reunions this weekend, many will remember an institution very different from the Princeton of 2016. It was 1909 when Princeton President Woodrow Wilson wrote to an African American applicant that it would be “altogether inadvisable for a colored man to enter,” but more recently, alumni from 70 years ago will recall a college that would not graduate an African American student until 1948.  more

As the 2015-16 school year winds down in Princeton Public Schools (PPS), many students and their teachers are working hard to keep their focus on the June 20 finish line, students’ last-day-of school and graduation day for Princeton High School seniors.

But Superintendent Steve Cochrane has a vision of the future that might mean dramatic changes for PPS.  more

Princeton Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a bond ordinance improving the sewer main along portions of Snowden Lane and Van Dyke Road. The measure appropriates $775,000 but requires residents to contribute $34,000 each over a period of years. more

Ever since Einstein revealed his special theory of relativity, we’ve known that time travel — at least moving forward through time — is possible. Einstein didn’t pull this theory, or even the notion that time travel is possible, out of thin air. Rather, he took the knowledge of the day, saw an inconsistency — a piece of a puzzle that didn’t fit, so to speak — and thought about possible explanations. — PBS, Nova Online

Viewers immersed in the Starz series Outlander, where a feisty English nurse is transported from 1945 to the mid-18th-century Scottish Highlands, will know why I’m time-travelling back to January 3, 1777, and Brigadier General Hugh Mercer. The most sympathetic figure to emerge from the Battle of Princeton, Mercer might as well have been a time-traveller himself, given the shape-shifting sweep of his story.  more

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“AN UNSTOPPABLE FORCE”: That’s how one of her children described Sarah “Tink” Bolster, who died last week at the age of 88. A mother of 14 who found time to play a major role in Princeton’s athletic community, she is shown here with her husband, Joe, and seven of her sons. On the top row, from left, are Richard, Jim, Joe, Thomas, and Andy Bolster. Seated next to their parents are John and Michael.

Her small stature earned Sarah Martha Murdock Bolster the name “Tink,” as in Tinkerbell, and it stuck throughout her life. But Mrs. Bolster, who died Thursday just two days after turning 88, leaves a huge legacy of children (14), grandchildren (20), and a long list of devoted friends and colleagues, many from Princeton’s close-knit community of swimming enthusiasts. more

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STAR OF THE SHOW: Miki, an 8-year-old Pomeranian, received the American Kennel Club Award of Canine Excellence in 2011 for the therapy work he does with Attitudes in Reverse. His award inspired the AIR Dog: Paws for Minds program, where dogs improve the mental well being of humans and the Miki and Friends Walk/Run for AIR. (Photo Courtesy of Tricia Baker)

Dogs, butterflies, and a large contingent of celebrants of all ages gathered at the East Picnic Area in Mercer County Park last Saturday to celebrate dogs’ contributions to people’s quality of life and to promote education about mental health and suicide.  more

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Jack Kelly, Author of “Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence,” will be giving talks about the men and battles of the American Revolution at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 28, during the Battlefield Society’s “Washington Returns to the Battlefield” Memorial Day event. The author will also sign copies of his book, with proceeds from book sales to benefit educational programming for the Princeton Battlefield Society.

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Harriet Coulter Joor, decorator, Joseph Meyer, potter, Vase with a Design of Daffodils, ca. 1903. Ceramic. Newcomb Art Collection, Tulane University 2012.6.2.

“Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise” is on view at the Princeton University Art Museum until July 10, 2016. The free exhibit features over 100 objects including pottery, textiles, metalwork, jewelry, graphic arts, and bookbinding.  more

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ART THAT “WOWS”: This artwork by Princeton artist Priscilla Snow Algava exemplifies the talented work by local artists that are included in her new Pop-Up Art Gallery, “Wondrous on Witherspoon” (WOW).

Princeton artist Priscilla Snow Algava will open “Wondrous on Witherspoon” (WOW), a PopUp Art Gallery in downtown Princeton. Former student and current colleague of Algava, Shannon Rose Moriarty, will curate the exhibit.  more

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A PRESTIGIOUS PRIZE: Max Azaro and his mother, Kathy Azaro, attended the opening of American Ballet Theatre at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. As part of the festivities, Max was presented with the coveted Northern Trust Scholarship. (Photo Courtesy of ABT Jackie Kennedy Onassis School)

Max Azaro was already studying gymnastics when he first took his place at the ballet barre at Princeton Dance and Theater Studio in Forrestal Village. For the energetic 10-year-old, there was something about this different way of movement that grabbed his attention. He has never looked back.

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Princeton Pro Musica closed its 2015-16 season with a concert of Americana this past weekend. In this election year, Pro Musica Music Director Ryan James Brandau chose to program Sunday afternoon’s performance at Richardson Auditorium in the hope that the spirit of American classical music might effectively ground people amidst the political flurry. With a sampling of 20th and 21st-century choral works, the 100-voice Pro Musica ended their season in uplifting fashion. more

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The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is pleased to be partnering with the Princeton Festival and Princeton Garden Theatre to present Voices of Light, an oratorio by Richard Einhorn with the 1928 silent film classic The Passion of Joan of Arc, on Thursday, June 9 at 8:30 p.m. at the Princeton University Chapel. It is a first collaboration of the orchestra with the festival, made possible through the generous support of long-term PSO patrons Enea and Dave Tierno.

PSO Executive Director Marc Uys elaborated on the benefits of the new partnership, “The PSO is always looking for opportunities to work with other arts organizations in the community. This partnership with the Princeton Festival is ideal as it provides patrons and new audiences the chance to experience the excellence of PSO musicians in a unique setting, accompanying beautiful vocals with the added element of a classic film.”

The Princeton Festival’s General and Artistic Director Richard Tang Yuk is equally pleased with the collaboration. He said, “We are thrilled to be collaborating with the PSO on this very engaging and moving multi-media project.”  more

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Princeton Day School (PDS) Director in Residence Stan Cahill announced that Austin Phares ’16, star of the fall production of Our Town, was named Outstanding Actor in a Drama at the 2016 New Jersey Theatre Awards held at Montclair State University on May 16, 2016. The cast of Our Town was also named Outstanding Acting Ensemble. Productions from 57 schools across New Jersey were eligible.  more

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Many dance schools place students in classes based solely on age. At Princeton Ballet School, age is only one factor in determining a student’s placement. Entering students with prior dance training for 1st through 5th grades, and grades 6 and up are welcome to audition. Open enrollment for all other students is underway, as well.

For more information, visit www.americanrepertoryballet.org. (Photo Credit: Theresa Wood) more

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Back for its third year, McConkey’s Artisan Market at Washington Crossing Park will feature 60 vendors selling crafts, up-cycled items, handmade jewelry, original art, photography, clothing, collectibles, furniture, and pottery. Admission to the market is free and will be held rain or shine on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. McConkey’s Market takes its name from the park’s McConkey Ferry Inn, parts of which date back to 1750. A letter from George Washington to Colonel Cadwalader places Washington at the inn on December 25, 1776, just prior to his crossing of the Delaware River. Pictured: necklaces by As the Crow Flies.

See below for the May 23, 2016 Princeton Council Meeting.

 Town Topics Newspaper will be posting videos of all future municipal meetings.

May 23, 2016

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D&R Greenway and the Green Hour Radio Hosts continue the free lecture series, Framing the Future: Seeking Solutions to Environmental Challenges, with “The Future of Energy in Our Region,” Tuesday, May 24 at 1 Preservation Place, beginning at 7 p.m. more

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MOTHER-DAUGHTER MATTERS: Ruth (Caroline Aaron, left) and her daughter Miranda (Stephanie Janssen) are completely bonded, and in conflict on almost every possible issue, in Sharyn Rothstein’s world premiere family “dramedy,” All the Days, at McCarter’s Berlind Theatre through May 29. (Photo by T. Charles Erickson)

Dysfunctional families have always provided material for great literature and theater. From the ancient Greeks—Odysseus and the battling family of Olympian gods, the Trojan War, the families of Agamemnon and Oedipus—though the great tragedies may have played out in the global, public sphere, the issues always had their roots in family conflict. more

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Like the diamonds she uses in her timeless designs, Yanina Fleysher is equal parts elegance and strength. As the founder and owner of Yanina and Company in Cedar Grove and Basking Ridge, Fleysher is one of New Jersey’s premiere jewelers. But before her baubles attracted the likes of Caroline Manzo and Kim Kardashian, Fleysher was catering to a far more humble crowd. more

May 19, 2016

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Consumer Reports finds that many sunscreens aren’t doing much screening at all.

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GRAND FEELING: Members of the Princeton University women’s open crew varsity 8 celebrate after they won the grand final at the Ivy League Championships last Sunday on Lake Carnegie. The ninth-ranked Tigers upset No. 1 Brown in the final, clocking a time of 6:28.039 over the 2,000-meter course with the Bears taking second in  6:31.588. Princeton is next in action when it competes at the NCAA Championship at Gold River, Calif. from May 27-29. (Photo by Erik Dresser/Row2k.com, Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

Although the Princeton University women’s open crew varsity 8 fell to Brown by nearly three seconds in its season-opening regatta in late March, Lori Dauphiny saw the performance as a sign that her top boat had good speed. more

May 18, 2016

Should there be an admission price for Communiversity?

The question has been raised repeatedly in recent weeks about this annual festival of local culture, food, and shopping. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Princeton with support from Princeton University and the town, it brings approximately 40,000 to downtown and surrounding streets. more