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Vol. LXII, No. 30
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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ALONG THE CANAL: Three visitors from out of town enjoying one of Princeton’s special summer treats. (From left) New Yorkers Kate Rhodes and Mia Gewertz and, all the way from Toronto, Tiffany Choi.

Front Page

Board Says Tenacre’s Security Plan Is Insufficient

Ellen Gilbert

The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau (PRCVB) recently announced that the organization had been approved for funding by the 2008 Destination Marketing Organization Cooperative Marketing Grant Program provided by the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

Public Hearing Precedes Council Vote on 2008 Municipal Budget

Dilshanie Perera

Princeton Borough Council met last night (after Town Topics press time) to consider the public’s view of the 2008 municipal budget and to vote on the adoption of the budget.

Palmer Square Hosts Chamber of Commerce’s “Marketing Madness”

Dilshanie Perera

Responding to “the challenge of the current economy,” the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted the “Midsummer Marketing Madness Networking Event and Business Showcase” in Palmer Square last Tuesday. The gathering allowed local businesses and members of the community to mingle. It was sponsored by the Bank of Princeton. According to the event’s chair, Jim D’Ovidio, who is also the president and founder of Brown Dog Marketing, “we want to keep business booming.”

Other News

Student Film and Video Festival Brings Enthusiastic Crowd to Library

Dilshanie Perera

The fifth incarnation of a two-day visual adventure, the 2008 Princeton Student Film and Video Festival, featured 16 original movies selected from 75 national and two international submissions. This year’s films encompassed a multitude of styles and genres including documentary, animation, personal narrative, and comedy.

Joint County, Borough, Township Effort Helps Renovate Potts Park

Dilshanie Perera

Nestled at the elbow of Tee-Ar Place and Erdman Avenue, Potts Park was formally reopened last Wednesday by Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes and Borough Council Member Andrew Koontz in a ribbon cutting ceremony.

International “Bridge Year” Program Will Start for PU Students in Fall 2009

Dilshanie Perera

“Global competence” said Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel in a 2006 report, “should be a part of every Princeton undergraduate’s education.” She defined such competence as “a combination of substantive knowledge about international matters, an empathy with and appreciation of other cultures, foreign language proficiency, and a practical ability to function in other cultures.”

More of the Other News…


Former PHS Boys’ Basketball Coach Snyder Comes Home for Summer Hoops Celebration

Bill Alden

Doug Snyder dispensed with the usual post-game handshake with the opposing coach after his William Allen High (Pa.) boys’ basketball team topped Princeton High last Saturday as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Princeton Recreation Department Men’s Summer Basketball League.

Emotions Match the Sweltering Temperatures as Summer Men’s Hoops Hall of Fame Inducted

Bill Alden

It was sweltering around the Community Park basketball courts last Saturday evening as the temperature hovered in the mid-90s but the heat didn’t keep them away.

Hun Alum Read Primed to Respond as Alternate for U.S. Olympic Rowing

Bill Alden

Jason Read is trained to respond in emergency situations.

More Sports…

Book Review

Daring Darkness: Roberto Bolaño’s “The Savage Detectives”

Stuart Mitchner

“One night — days before he was hospitalized — Bolaño … kept repeating an extremely bad joke — a joke that he thought was incredible and that I can’t tell here because I still don’t understand it.”


Opera New Jersey Brings Light Operetta Fun to McCarter Theater

Nancy Plum

Opera New Jersey continued its very busy summer season this past weekend with continued performances of La Traviata and La Cenerentola, as well as opening a third production, Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow. Friday night’s opening in McCarter’s Berlind Theatre, presented in English with English supertitles, certainly made the most of an operetta that may be just inherently a bit too long and theatrically bogged down at times.

It's New to Us

Fashion Forward Designer Styles Highlight Lime Boutique’s Selection

Fashion is fun at Lime Boutique. The shop, which opened at 49 Bridge Street in Lambertville in 2004, is filled with a wonderful selection of high-end, upscale choices, but which are very wearable and accessible. It’s top-of-the-line designer, but it’s friendly fashion!

Can Do Fitness Club in Forrestal Offers Wide Range of Programs

As its name suggests, Can Do is all about making progress, meeting the challenge, achieving your goal — and having fun while doing it.

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