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Vol. LXV, No. 23
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
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(Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
OFF AND RUNNING: Participants in the Princeton Healthcare Kids Marathon take off last Sunday in the 1.2 mile race which started near Princeton Stadium. The event was a culmination of a program where the children walk or run the first 25 miles of the marathon with friends and family at a comfortable pace (2.5 miles per week) under adult supervision. The run preceded the Princeton Healthcare 10k road race. For more details on the 10k, see page 33.

Front Page

CP Pool Open During Heat Wave!

In response to the unusually high temperatures that are expected, Community Park (CP) Pool will be open on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9 from 3 to 8 p.m. The pool will not be open on Friday June 10, but will re-open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12.

All membership requirements and daily admission rate requirements will be in effect. There will not be any adult or senior lap swim on Wednesday June 8 or Thursday June 9, but the lap lane will be open as per a regular pool day. The concession stand will be open both days.

The CP Pool opens full-time, seven days a week, beginning on Wednesday June 15.

Moore, Jachera Win Borough Primary

Anne Levin

Ellen Gilbert

In the only contested municipal race in Princeton, Yina Moore won the Borough’s nomination for mayor in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday. Ms. Moore, who received 301 votes and is a member of the Planning Board, will run as the candidate in the November general election. David Goldfarb, a longtime Borough Council member, garnered 219 votes. Neither candidate had gathered enough support from the Princeton Community Democratic Organization for an endorsement.

Bipartisan Support For Jill Jachera In Mayoral Race

Anne Levin

Jill Jachera’s successful pursuit of the Republican nomination for Princeton Borough mayor was a write-in campaign that enlisted dissatisfied Democrats as well as Republicans. With her name now on the ballot for the November election, the 49-year-old lawyer is poised to run the race with bipartisan backing.

Alexander Road Reconstruction Means Loss of Business for Obal, Traffic Delays

Anne Levin

Early June is busy season at Obal Garden Market on Alexander Road. But by 1:30 p.m. last Thursday, not one customer had shown up at the popular nursery, which is nestled in a bend in the road. The heavily traveled artery between Route 1 and Princeton Borough is closed for construction, with a 24-hour detour in place, on weekdays, on both lanes between Canal Pointe Boulevard and Canal Road.

Other News

“Green, Respectful, and Growing”: The YWCA Makes Plans for Bramwell House Renovation

Ellen Gilbert

Doodie Meyer, a member of the YWCA Board of Directors and a Campaign Co-Chair for the Y’s upcoming capital campaign, was speaking in earnest. “This is not a luxury; this is a mandate,” she said of developing plans to raise money to refurbish Bramwell House.

Gold Key Recipients Hear Richard Besser Talk About Meeting Life’s Challenges

Ellen Gilbert

ABC News Chief Health and Medical Director Richard Besser, who graduated from Princeton High School (PHS) in 1977, returned last week to deliver the keynote address at the Gold Key Award Ceremony.

Audrey Hepburn, Face-Painting Among Museum’s Summer Offerings

Ellen Gilbert

Drive-in movies may be a thing of the past, but outdoor summer movie viewing will be available throughout the summer in the plaza in front of the Princeton Art Museum.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Going from Walk-on to PU Heavyweight Star, Parsons Ends Tiger Career With 6th at IRAs

Bill Alden

As a native of Toronto, Ontario, Blake Parsons’ first sporting love was ice hockey.

Showing Competitive Fire in Homestretch, PHS Girls’ Track Thrives at State Meets

Bill Alden

After losing a dual meet to Hightstown in late April, the Princeton High girls’ track team didn’t look like a title contender.

PDS Baseball Fought Through Transition Year; Believes Experience Will Lead to Improvement

Bill Alden

Ray O’Brien knew that his Princeton Day School baseball team was destined to take some lumps this spring.

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DVD Review

An Embarrassment of Riches: BBC Home Movies From the Princeton Public Library

Stuart Mitchner

It was the best of months and the worst of months. The upside of one of the dreariest Mays in memory was escaping night after night into the literary weather of nine English novels, courtesy of the BBC and the Princeton Public Library. Think of it: nine brilliant period movies made for home viewing, three adapted from Charles Dickens, two each from Anthony Trollope and Elizabeth Gaskell, one each from Samuel Richardson and George Eliot, all made between 1991 and 2008 by the same production company, each in its own way meeting the highest standard in acting, directing, music, costume, location, and cinematography, and each available from the DVD shelves of the great community resource located at 65 Witherspoon Street.


The Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra Pays Tribute to Italy to Close Its Season

Nancy Plum

For the closing concert of its 50th anniversary celebratory season, the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra (GPYO) created a multifaceted musical partnership. In presenting Saturday night’s concert in Richardson Auditorium, GPYO continued its long-standing collaboration with the Princeton-Pettoranello Sister City Foundation, incorporated the Italian consulates of Newark and Philadelphia to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, and partnered with Princeton Festival to serve as the opening concert of the Festival’s 2011 season. The GPYO concert was all-Italian, with music of either the Italian masters or on Italianate themes.

It’s New to Us

ESF (Education, Sports, Fun) Summer Camps Offer Creative, Cutting-edge Camping Options

Jean Stratton

A camp for kids that was started by kids. How cool is that!

The first ESF camp was begun in 1982 by brothers Michael and Bill Rouse, aged respectively 15 and 11. It was a 2-week tennis camp held at The Haverford School in Haverford, Pa., and was an instant hit.

Rider Furniture on Main Street in Kingston Marks 20th Anniversary in Current Location

Jean Stratton

A 20th anniversary! A 34th anniversary! Rider Furniture at 12-14 Main Street in Kingston, is celebrating both of these milestones. In a time when many businesses are here today and gone tomorrow, this is a proud accomplishment indeed.

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