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Princeton Area Community Foundation Announces Greater Mercer Grants Awards

The Princeton Area Community Foundation (PACF), the community foundation serving central New Jersey, has awarded $460,000 in competitive grants to local nonprofit organizations that build social capital and provide opportunities…

Reflections

If you’re a stubborn, indefatigable optimist, you may see this as the promise of spring reflected on the face of the water. If you’re an old-school romantic, you might show…

Archivist’s Talk Celebrates Institute’s Visionary Founder Abraham Flexner

Christine Di Bella, archivist at the Institute for Advanced Study, spoke to an audience of almost 100 at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory last week about the history of the…

Princeton Bicycle Planners To Present at Conference

Two representatives from Princeton’s Joint Pedestrian/Bicyclist Advisory Committee (PBAC) will feature in the upcoming New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit in New Brunswick on Saturday, February 8. Steve Kruse, the…

Locally Based Business Matches Coaches With Athletes and Parents

Working in New York’s financial district as an information technology recruiter, Matthew Barrett spent his off-hours coaching a small youth baseball team on the city’s Upper East Side. A simple…

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

  This happened during the Witherspoon Street white-out following Monday’s big snow. Speaking of place and time, would it have changed the course of Beatles history if seven inches of…

Community Options Celebrates 25th Year Of Helping Those With Severe Disabilities

The way Robert Stack sees it, people with severe disabilities are like celebrities. “They’re both surrounded by people paid to be around them. They’re not really given objective friendships,” says…

Charity Begins at Home for 101: Fund Volunteers and Scholarship Recipients

The 101: Fund, which provides need-based scholarships to students at Princeton High School (PHS), is an example of the benefits of the “give local” philosophy and is among the non-profit…

Local Potter Teams up with Chefs to Create Service Ware that Complements their Food

Art potter John Shedd has found a perfect niche working in collaboration with restauranteurs and chefs specializing in locally sourced artisanal fare. It’s an arrangement that brings together hand-crafted ceramics…

Library’s “Evenings With Friends” Series Blends Authors, Dinner, and Discussion

When the Friends of Princeton Public Library launched a new series called “Evenings With Friends” last year, they weren’t sure what to expect. But the program pairing author talks, drinks,…