Vol. LXII, No. 27
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
(Photo by Laura Crockett)
JULY 4 COMING TO THE BATTLEFIELD: A preview of scenes in store for visitors to the Princeton Battlefield Societys July 4 weekend events at the Princeton Battlefield. The Clarke House (shown here) overlooked the scene and served as sanctuary for General Mercer, who died there nine days later.
Borough Council unanimously approved the ordinance allowing for the creation of a mixed-use (MX) zone on the 32 acres of land comprising the Merwick, Stanworth, YMCA, and YWCA properties last Tuesday. The change in zoning from R1 and R4 to MX permits the building onsite of a combination of single-family and two-family attached dwellings, as well as a parking garage, and non-residential non-profit organizations.
The new $25.1 million budget, which includes a five-cent (or five percent) increase in the tax rate, was introduced by Borough Council despite disagreement last Tuesday. Council members Roger Martindell and Barbara Trelstad voted against the introduction, citing that more work still had to be done. Voting in favor were council members David Goldfarb, Margaret Karcher, Andrew Koontz, and Kevin Wilkes.
At a recent membership meeting, the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) voted unanimously to endorse a resolution calling for a petition drive in the community with the object of asking Princeton University to pay its fair share in support of the annual operating expenses of the community. The University claims that it was left out of the discussion.
For 15 cents you saw a cartoon, a newsreel, and a double feature in the 1930s, said Princeton Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) curator Eileen K. Morales while pointing to the the Garden Theater. The Garden, which actually dates back to the 1920s, is still there. Its competitor, Struves Arcade, which opened just down the street in 1938, is now home to the Triumph Brewery. In between, there was a bowling alley.
On the evening before the day that Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton met in Unity, New Hampshire, the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) held its own unity party at the Battle Road home of Margaret Griffin and Scott Sillars. The invitation belied the locations street name by asking members and friends to join in friendship and common purpose, that common purpose being to elect Barack Obama as president and raise funds for his campaign.
The Impact Young Lives Foundation (IYL) selected five South African university students to tour nine cities in the United States as part of its Expose, Enlighten, and Educate Experience. The program was created to expose young South Africans to democracy, educational opportunities and various business environments throughout America. They will also receive a $1000 scholarship for their continued studies.
Christian Staehely didnt envision himself as heading to a boot camp environment after graduating from Princeton University last month.
Jordan Simpson loves to fire up the grill and he can whip up a tasty marinara sauce.
It didnt take long for Clint OBrien to distinguish himself at quarterback for the Princeton Day School football team.
A blizzard rages outside Grace’s Diner, 20 miles west of Kansas City. It’s 1955. The bus to Topeka pulls in, but can go no further until the road ahead is cleared. During the next five hours, three locals and five travelers are stranded, thrown together.
The Princeton University Summer Concerts Series prides itself on bringing new and relatively unknown chamber ensembles to Richardson Auditorium in these warm weeks of June and July.
Ronnie Staffenberg and her husband Drew, owners of DeLiteful Foods, are clearly filling a need. This retail specialty food store, located at the Glendale Plaza, 4040 Quakerbridge Road in Lawrenceville, offers a variety of safe and healthy food choices to customers with food allergies and medical conditions.
Creativity is on display at Red Green Blue True Color Creations. Located at 4 Hulfish Street, this craft studio and gift gallery offers opportunities for imagination and creativity to soar.
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