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Vol. LXI, No. 28
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
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COOLING OFF: On a hot summer's day, the reflecting pool in front of the Woodrow Wilson School serves for more than reflecting as Princetonian Emily Schneider romps with David Balme, a visitor from New York.

Front Page

Arts Council's New Robeson Center Taking Shape

Linda Arntzenius

Located in the heart of downtown Princeton at the intersection of Paul Robeson Place and Witherspoon Street, the Arts Council's new Paul Robeson Center for the Arts has been taking shape with seemingly increased speed over the last few weeks.

Environmental Grant to Support Inventory of Natural Resources

Linda Arntzenius

Members of Princeton Township and Princeton Borough voted last Wednesday, July 4, to accept a matching grant from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) for an inventory of Princeton's natural resources.

Six South African High Schoolers Visit Princeton, Learn Leadership

Linda Arntzenius

Six students from South Africa were in Princeton on Monday, July 9, as part of an annual 20-day, six-city tour of the United States organized by the non-profit Impact Young Lives (IYL) foundation.

Other News

Fresh Air Families Share Summer Fun With Inner City Kids From New York

Linda Arntzenius

After reading about the Fresh Air Fund in the New York Times, Ann and Alec Monaghan of Princeton were inspired by their son Paul's enthusiasm to get involved.

The independent non-profit Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million children since 1877.

Honey Brook Organic Farm CSA Offers Variety of Fresh Produce

Jean Stratton

We're all in this together, and together, we can make a difference. Whether it's getting "green" by buying organic produce, emphasizing environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient products, looking into buying a hybrid vehicle, or planting a garden without chemical fertilizers and pesticides, it is possible to be part of the solution, not the problem."

Princeton Public Library to Host 4th Annual Student Film Festival

Avery Hookey

For the first time since it began four years ago, Princeton Public Library’s annual Princeton Student Film and Video Festival will span two evenings. Set for July 18 and 19 at 7 p.m., the event will feature 20 works chosen from a record-breaking total of 65 submissions.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


PU Water Polo's Champion Brings Fire, Skills as She Competes for U.S. at Junior Worlds

Bill Alden

It took a while for Phoebe Champion to warm up to the sport of water polo.

Resilient Princeton Little League 12s Turned Heads in Advancing to Final 9

Lance Williams

Coming into this year's New Jersey District 12 Little League Tournament, few gave the Princeton 12-year-old all-star team a chance to advance out of Pool B over traditional powerhouses like Sunnybrae, Washington Township, Florence and Chambersburg.

Taking Hoops Passion in a New Direction, Hun Alum Morales Has Eye on Coaching

Bill Alden

When Ica Morales headed to Bucknell University in the fall of 2005, she figured basketball was in her past.

Book Review

Learning From the Event: Don DeLillo’s “Falling Man”

Stuart Mitchner

Remember the book (and movie) about June 6, 1944, called The Longest Day? That could also serve as a title for September 11, 2001, which goes on and on and on taking thousands more than the almost 3,000 lives lost in the attacks while helping enable the Bush administration to bring us to the sorry state we’re in today. Until I read Don DeLillo’s new novel, Falling Man (Scribner $26), I’d been wary of books and especially films that extend, in effect, the shadow of 9/11. It could be a simple matter of avoidance or denial or maybe it’s because I doubt anyone could do justice to the magnitude of the tragedy without somehow perversely glorifying it, the way the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen seemed to be doing when he called it “the greatest work of art that is possible in the whole cosmos.”

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