Vol. LXIII, No. 14
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
(Photo by Dilshanie Perera)
TAKING SHAPE: Once finished, the five stories of Building C (the framework of which can be seen on the right side of this photograph) will house 56 apartments and three retail spaces. Some merchants along Spring Street have grown concerned about construction-related activity that potentially impedes the flow of business.
While Borough merchants along Spring Street seem to be taking the construction at the site of the former Tulane Street parking lot in stride, none of them are particularly pleased by the street closures and utility cuts.
It must have felt like déjà vu all over again for Princeton Regional School Superintendent Judy Wilson last Tuesday evening as she presented the Board of Educations proposed 2009-2010 budget hard on the heels of doing the same presentation just days earlier for a joint meeting of the Township Committee and Borough Council.
If last weeks Recreation Department Board meeting evoked Cool Hand Lukes lament about a failure to communicate, last nights Township Committee meeting could be said to have channeled Scarlett OHara (Tomorrow is another day) as Committee members politely thanked Recreation Department head Jack Roberts for his presentation on the community pool complexs state of deterioration, but preferred not to commit themselves to supporting any manner of capital funding towards its refurbishment at this time.
With the promise of increased sunshine, and warmer days, the Greening Princeton Farmers Market, which begins its fourth season next week, will arrive in time to welcome the spring.
With the deadline for candidates to file petitions for the June primary elections this past Monday, four residents have turned in applications for the Democratic primary in the Borough, according to Clerk Andrea Quinty. They are Jenny Crumiller, Jacob Mendy Fisch, and incumbents Margaret Karcher and Kevin Wilkes.
The U.S. 1 Poets cooperative held a launch party for volume 54 of its journal, U.S. 1 Worksheets, on Sunday. The members of the 36-year old association of writers celebrated by doing what else? reading poetry.
Tyler Fiorito made no effort to stop the tide of teammates who engulfed him after the Princeton University mens lacrosse team stunned Syracuse last Saturday.
Although Greg Hughes liked what he saw from his Princeton University mens lightweight crew over winter training, he wasnt sure what he would get when the Tigers opened the spring season in the last weekend of March.
Losing several key senior players to graduation from last years sectional championship squad, the Princeton High boys tennis team has a new look this spring.
Sometimes she imagined them [applicants for admission to Princeton], waiflike across Cannon Green and behind West College and along Nassau Street, winding their white, supplicating hands through the great iron gates…. Still, when their faces came back to her now, swimming up from the accounts of debating triumphs and stage fright at the piano recital, she sometimes wished she’d been able to say to them: Don’t. Don’t try for this. Don’t want this or, worse, make some terrible connection between who you are as a human being and whether or not you get in.from Admission
Monumental, mysterious, thought by many to be William Shakespeare’s greatest achievement, The Tragedy of King Lear is demanding on its performers and its audiences. The poetry, the drama, and the human emotions are rich and intense. It is a harrowing story of parents and children, of immense love, hatred, suffering, and loss. Though it has received uninterrupted praise since Shakespeare’s first production in 1605, King Lear may be impossible to explain and virtually impossible to perform successfully.
Amidst all the economic bleakness, some local arts organizations have found cause to celebrate. The Princeton Singers, founded twenty-five years ago by British import John Bertalot, has been a mainstay of the Princeton choral scene. The ensemble has only had two conductors in that time; composer/conductor Steven Sametz took the helm from Mr. Bertalot in 1998, and the chorus has stayed true to its mission of sharing the joy of music and advancing the choral art, while adding Dr. Sametz’s own personal commitment to contemporary choral music.
Hinksons, The Office Store at 28 Spring Street, is a true Princeton tradition. Independently-owned, it is one of the towns few remaining genuine family businesses.
The windows at the Thomas Sweet Chocolate Shop beckon. Filled with a delightful Easter display, they entice the customer to enter. Inside, the aroma of freshly made chocolate and the selection of chocolate rabbits, lambs, chicks, eggs, and baskets proves irresistible.
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