Vol. LXIII, No. 11
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
(Photo by E.J. Greenblat)
DOWN THE LINE: Two-time American Womens Chess Champion Jennifer Shahade taking on a row of challengers at the Princeton Public Library Saturday. Before the games began, Ms. Shahade gave a talk and screened a short film she helped make with other chess enthusiasts. A web editor for Chess Life magazine, she was a contributor to a book about Marcel Duchamp and chess and is currently at work on a novel.
McCaffreys supermarket in the Princeton Shopping Center unveiled its food waste recycling program on Tuesday, with employees in all departments disposing of bio-materials that will be converted into usable organic fertilizer and resold at the grocery store. This closed-loop system is a partnership between McCaffreys Market, Organic Diversion LLC, and Converted Organics Inc.
In an effort to encourage more University students to vote in non-presidential election years, Princeton junior David Christie petitioned Borough Council last Tuesday to consider moving the location of the District One polling place to somewhere on campus. While a formal plea has yet to be made, primarily because a site on campus still needs to be approved, Council responded to Mr. Christies suggestions. In other business, Executive Director Jeff Nathanson gave the annual report on the Arts Council of Princeton.
In its second public meeting, Sustainable Princeton appeared before over a hundred members of the community last Wednesday at the Suzanne Patterson Center to discuss ways in which to foster sustainability within the town, and to implement practices aligned with their goals in four sectors: the Borough and Township; local businesses and non-profits; schools, and residences.
Administrator Nancy Lemmo would heartily like to dispel the myth that the Princeton Waldorf School is comprised of a bunch of granola-crunching hippies, who teach little else but art. What its really about, she says, is the art of education, and Waldorf precepts have been around for over 100 years. As a matter of fact, she reported, the Gates Foundation recently funded a new Waldorf-based high school on the strength of research evidence reflecting the rigor and quality of a Waldorf education.
Are nuclear weapons the ultimate insurance?
It would have been understandable if Brett Wilson and his fellow seniors on the Princeton University mens hockey team didnt sleep too well last Saturday night.
Over her first three seasons on the Princeton University womens lacrosse team, Sarah Steele was a member of the supporting cast.
The Ivy League championship wasnt up for grabs when the Princeton University mens basketball team travelled to Penn last week for the season finale but there was still a lot of pride on the line.
“No piece was easy, but each fell finished, in its shroud of print, into a book-shaped hole.”
Top Ten Reasons why you should see Rebecca Taichman’s production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, currently at McCarter’s Matthews Theatre:
The Princeton Symphony Orchestra looked to Boston for the guest conductor of the ensemble’s concert this past weekend; Julian Kuerti has been assistant conductor to Boston Symphony’s James Levine since February 2007. For Sunday afternoon’s performance in Richardson Auditorium, Mr. Kuerti borrowed from another Big 5 orchestra in selecting a soloist for the key work on the Russian/Eastern European program, bringing in violinist David Kim to thrill the audience with Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major.
Ying means English, and Hua means Chinese. Together, YingHua means blossom, the essence of a plant, which is the best name for a Chinese-English bilingual school like YingHua Day School (YHDS), explains Joy Zhao, director of the school.
Its just like going to a farm in the country. You feel youre in another world, says a Cane Farm Furniture customer.
In fact, a visit to Cane Farm Furniture in Rosemont is a trip to the country and to what was once a poultry farm. Owner Phil Canes father, Charles Cane, started the poultry farm in 1927. Phil grew up on the farm, and the family lived in a stone farmhouse dating to 1822. The house still stands and is currently rented to tenants.
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