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Zonta Club Announces LifeTies Awarded the 14th Gourmet Garden Grant

Zonta Club of Trenton/Mercer has announced that LifeTies has been selected it’s 14th Gourmet Garden Grant winner.  The $5,000 grant, to be presented on August 9  (6 pm) during the Gourmet Garden at the Trenton Country Club (201 Sullivan Way, Ewing, NJ) , is granted to support a program that supports the enhancement of the status women and children in the region, the mission of Zonta Club. Tickets are $65 per person and may be purchased online at www.zontagourmetgarden.com

 

 

LifeTies was established in 1982 to assist older youth (ages 12 -21) involved with the child welfare system.  They provide two 24 hour residential group homes for youth in foster care and includes mentoring, support for youth with health issues and safe havens for LGBTQ youth.  The program receiving funding provides a computer lab for the youth in their Triad House.  The house needed computers to provide additional educational opportunities; high school degrees, commuter college programs and the ability to pursue jobs.  In the life skills learning program, all the youth will learn to understand how to use computers as a tool in diverse educational endeavors.

 

The Gourmet Garden, a food and wine tasting extravaganza, is the annual fundraiser for Zonta Club of Trenton/Mercer - a service club of men and women whose mission is to enhance the status of women and children locally and globally through advocacy and service.  Funds from the Gourmet Garden are funneled into community programs,  scholarships and awards to women who exemplify the ideals of Zonta.

 

Additionally, all guests are asked to bring toiletries to be donated to LifeTies youth.  At the end of the evening, a car load of toiletries will be collected to provide for the needs of these youth.  The night is a night of giving of the best kind.

 

Restaurants already signed up to present their delicacies are: Cake Box, Catering by Courtney, Cuginio’s - Cafe 72, D & D Catering, Diamonds Restaurant, Jimmy’s Firestone American Grill, Maninno’s Family, Sprinkles Catering, Trenton Country Club, Triumph Brewery, Jersey Girl Cafe and Padrino’s. Others may be announced soon.  BuyRite of Hamilton and Pennington will provide sampling of wine and beer from international premium manufacturers.  The selections offered at Gourmet Garden are fit for foodies!

 

The 14th Gourmet Garden is expected to live up to its promise to be bigger and more delicious than ever with restaurants who will bring their most delicious delicacies.  “What a great night of food, wine and doing good!,” said Cathy Campbell, Gourmet Garden Chair for Zonta Club of Trenton/Mercer, hosts of the Gourmet Garden.  “We have worked for months to gather diverse and sophisticated establishments to share their best food with our guests! We succeeded!  With 300+ guests expected, it will be a great night and the money raised will help so many organizations and people in our community, IMMEDIATELY!”

 

For more information about Zonta Club of Trenton/Mercer and tickets to Gourmet Garden, please call 609-865-9200 or go to the website, www.zontagourmetgarden.com.  Tickets are $65 per person and available for purchase online.

 

 

            

Specialized Physical Therapy Announces Runners Analysis Program Using State of the Art DARTFISH

  • Attention Princeton-area runners!  Announcing our Runners Analysis Program using our state of the art DARTFISH program. Available in our Princeton office only.
    • Whether you are looking to improve your running mechanics, decrease your risk for injury or treat an existing running injury, the Specialized Physical Therapy Runners Analysis Program is for you! The Running analysis program is designed for runners of all ages and abilities and will include:
      • Dartfish 2-D running analysis of your running form
      • A complete musculoskeletal examination from head to toe by one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy
      • Functional movement screening to see how you use your muscles and look for running patterns.
      • Recommendations on shoes
      • Corrective exercises to improve your running form and reduce fatigue
      • Receive a 15% discount if purchased before May 31st, 2018
      • Call our Princeton office for more details: 609-497-1000
      •  

Senior Services Announces New Jersey's Special Needs Registry for Disasters

New Jersey's Special Needs Registry for Disasters, a free, voluntary and confidential program designed to assist people with medical or physical needs who may find it difficult to get to safety in the event of an emergency or natural disasters. People with these needs (or caregivers on their behalf) are encouraged to register through www.registerready.nj.gov. Alternatively, they can call New Jersey's toll-free 2-1-1 telephone service. This service will register people, offer free translation, and provide TTY services for the hearing-impaired. We encourage you and your loved ones to sign up and register! Help us help you, prepare for disasters before they happen!

West Windsor Arts Council (WWAC) Announces MATCH Campaign

The match is back! And this time it has been raised to $20,000! Every donation you give through June 30, will be matched dollar for dollar by our generous Anonymous Donor!

The West Windsor Arts Council (WWAC) exists because you and your neighbors feel that having an art center is not just a "nice to have." It is a must for kind, thoughtful, and culturally rich interactions within your community. Will you help meet the goal of raising $20,000 to support arts and education programs? Your Donations Make a Difference!

DONATE HERE

Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center Announces Executive Chef Brian Wagner as the IACC Global Copper Skillet Award Winner

Princeton, N.J. – Brian Wagner, Aramark executive chef at the Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center was named the 2018 IACC (International Association of Conference Centers) Global Copper Skillet winner.  The Copper Skillet competition was introduced in 2004 to highlight the artistry and skill of the best chefs from IACC-member conference venues around the world and give recognition to their contributions to the shared goal of providing an outstanding conference venue experience. The 2018 event was conducted as a three-part competition held in phases around the world.    The final winners representing IACC Americas, Australia/ Asia Pacific, and European member venues competed for IACC’s prestigious culinary award at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday April 17th.    

The competing chefs were presented with basic pantry items along with a "mystery basket" of proteins and other fresh grocery items. They were given 15-minutes to gather ingredients and 30-minutes to create and present their dish to the judges:  Iron Chef Jose Garces,  restaurateur Chef Walter Staib and Steve Poses, the founder of the catering company Frog Commissary were on the competition judging panel.  Chef Brian’s winning dish was Roasted duck breast with five spice, caramelized fennel, orange, baby carrot, and a soy honey glaze

 

IACC Americas President, Sean Anderson, commented on the recent U.S Copper Skillet competition; “Food is such an important element of everything we do. I’m proud to see IACC chefs entertain the audience with a terrific display of creativity, passion and talent! I congratulate all the chefs for being part of this special event.”   General Manager of Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center said, "We are very proud of Chef Wagner and his accomplishment.  To prepare a winning dish under such great pressure is such a testament to not only his culinary skill, but his creativity. We're glad he's on our team."
 

Chef Wagner is a local New Jerseyan.   He was educated at the Arizona Culinary Institute and began his career in several four and five star dining restaurants in the Northeast. From being a tournant to a fish cook, Chef Wagner gained experience early on in his career to develop his culinary skills. He was later recruited to work at Joel Robuchon’s restaurant in Las Vegas as a Master Cook. This unforgettable experience at the three Michelin Star Restaurant allowed Chef Wagner to learn from the very best in the business. After years of refining his culinary skills in the Vegas restaurant scene, Chef Wagner came back to his Jersey roots to take on the Executive Chef role at the Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Chef Brian’s culinary experiences have all contributed to his philosophy of local, and fresh, creative cooking.  

 


 

About IACC

 

Founded in 1981, IACC is dedicated to representing the best meeting venues globally and is, by definition, the future of the meetings industry realised. The association brings together the brightest, most innovative minds from around the globe.  IACC elevates the meeting experience by creating a unique point of entry that is inclusive of the best-in-class meeting venues internationally.  IACC membership is a symbol of meeting excellence and exceptional connections amongst the best in the meeting industry.  This exclusiveness makes IACC’s members part of an elite group representing the most innovative, forward-thinking and results-driven meeting venues globally.  

 

All members meet a set of stringent Quality Standards and agree to a Code of Ethics.  IACC includes over 350 members from the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kenya, Nigeria, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Spain, Hungary, Mongolia, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Germany, England, Wales and Scotland.  

Waldorf School Announces Summer Camp 2018 Themes

Session 1- Farm To Fork: The Budding Artist
June 25 - July 6
 
Watch the creative side of your child flourish as they dip their brush into bold colors, mold formless shapes into pieces of their imagination, and combine fresh ingredients to create a tasty masterpiece! Our specialists and Waldorf-certified teachers will guide the students in an exploration of creativity tailored not just for the naturally artistic but also for the child who has yet to tap into their vast artistry.
 

Session 2-Farm to Fork: Woodland Explorers - July 9 - 20

 
Together we will experience our environment through exploring, noticing, and discovering! Campers will explore our diverse campus lands, from the babbling creek at Old Man's Tree, to the smooth running paths of our woods, campers will have the opportunity to play and explore their way through our glorious grounds. On their travels they will discover and collect herbs and plants that can be used to make delicious snacks.
 
Session 3- Farm to Fork: The Natural Chef - July 23 - August 3
 
We are so lucky to have an organic biodynamic garden available on our campus. Campers will visit the garden throughout the session, harvesting and caring for vegetables, herbs, and flowers, cultivating the earth, and enjoying the fruits of their labor. Tasting herbs and veggies, enjoying the beauty of flowers, cooking delightful snacks and making various household items provides campers with an authentic experience of "Garden to Table".
 

Whether you have a Tadpole, Crayfish, Fox, or Hawk, you can still be an Early Bird 

Register online by April 30 and save 10% on each session. Sorry, but we are not able to accommodate
half-session registrations.
 

Learn more about summer camp and take a tour of our campus at our CAMP OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-Noon

 
Visit our website for more details on planned activities, daily rhythms and more!
 

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Announces 2018-2019 Classical Season Heralding Rossen Milanov's 10th Anniversary as Music Director

Princeton, NJ—The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) announces its 2018-2019 season, featuring more concerts than ever before including a six-concert subscription series with new Saturday evening performance options and music ranging from classical Beethoven and Brahms concertos to a celebration of Leonard Bernstein favorites, works by Paganini, Janácek,and Stravinsky, and a Dvorák symphony. There is a recent piece by Missy Mazzoli and a new work by Derek Bermel, co-commissioned by the PSO. Superstar violinist Rachel Barton Pine, pianists Inon Barnatan and Dominic Cheli, soprano Meghan Picerno, and guest conductor Marcelo Lehninger grace the PSO stage. Audience favorites Daniel Rowland and flutist Chelsea Knox make highly anticipated return appearances, and an afternoon of music by Falla is accompanied by flamenco dancing. Presiding over all is conductor and Music Director Rossen Milanov, whose 10-year anniversary celebration with the PSO gets underway in early 2019.

The season-opening A Bernstein Celebration concert spotlights Bernstein's popular orchestral works for the Broadway stage, including the spirited "Three Dance Episodes" from On the Town. The West Side Story Suite for Violin and Orchestra is performed by violinist Daniel Rowland, known for his virtuosity and "a restless curiosity ranging across violin repertoire" (Classical Music Magazine). Selections from Candide complete the program, including the energetic showpiece "Glitter and be Gay" featuring soprano Meghan Picerno, described by Anthony Tommasini as a "bright voiced" and "exuberant Cunegonde" (The New York Times?). There are two weekend performances to choose from: Saturday, September 29 at 8 pm and Sunday September 30 at 4 pm.

Through two separately programmed concerts on Saturday, October 27 at 8 pm and Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm, the PSO offers a complete immersion in Beethoven's five concertos for piano and orchestra under the baton of Brazilian-born conductor Marcelo Lehninger, currently music director of the Grand Rapids Symphony. Pianist Inon Barnatan, "one of the most admired pianists of his generation" (The New York Times), is soloist for the complete cycle. He'll perform Concertos No. 1, 2, and 4 on Saturday and No. 3 and 5 "Emperor" on Sunday.

On Sunday, November 18, the "no less than spectacular violinist" (The StradRachel Barton Pine plays Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the PSO. Bookending this performance are the Czech composer Leoš Janá?ek's festive Sinfonietta and Stravinsky's theatrical Divertimento, an orchestral suite from the ballet The Fairy's Kiss.

The PSO heralds Music Director Rossen Milanov's 10th Anniversary year on Saturday, February 2 at 8 pm and Sunday, February 3 at 4 pm with two titanic works on the season's Edward T. Cone Concert.  Brahms' massive Piano Concerto No. 1 is played by pianist Dominic Cheli, First Prize-winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Competition. Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, with its iconic first four notes, brings the program to powerful conclusion.

On Saturday, March 23 at 8 pm and Sunday, March 24 at 4 pm, former PSO principal flutist Chelsea Knox is welcomed back as soloist to perform Lowell Liebermann's delightful Concerto for Flute and Orchestra. She is currently principal flute of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Leading off the concert is Missy Mazzoli's atmospheric Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres). Mazzoli wrote music and performed for the hit television show Mozart in the Jungle which has championed the work of women composers. She is viewed as "one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York" (The New York Times). Dvorák's exuberant Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88 completes the innovative program.

Composer and PSO board member Derek Bermel's new Mango Suite headlines the PSO's Sunday, May 19 concert. Critics are dazzled by the "profusion of ingenuity, beauty, and wit he brings to everything he touches" (San Francisco Chronicle). The work is based on Sandra Cisneros' acclaimed novel The House on Mango Street and is co-commissioned by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. The remainder of the concert is devoted to works by Falla, including his well-known Three Cornered Hat Suite No. 1. Concert attendees will also be treated to Falla's El amor brujo and artful footwork by flamenco dancer Griset Damas-Roche during Spanish Dance No. 1 from La vida breve.  

Each classical series concert is preceded by a pre-concert talk hosted by the conductor and ancillary events to enrich the live concert experience and encourage a dialogue connecting the community to the orchestral music heard in the concert hall.

While single tickets go on sale in July, subscriptions to the six-concert 2018-2019 PSO Classical Series with Saturday options are available now. All concerts will take place at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on the campus of Princeton University. Single seat subscriptions are available at $438, $366, $282, and $180. Subscribers are eligible for discounts on PSO POPS! tickets and receive priority reservations for free tickets to the four-concert PSO Chamber Series at the Institute for Advanced Study (Chamber concert tickets become available to the general public three weeks prior to each concert).

To subscribe and receive savings of up to 18% off PSO Classical Series single ticket prices, call: (609) 497-0020 or subscribe online at princetonsymphony.org.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra 2018-2019 Classical Series Calendar

 

A BERNSTEIN CELEBRATION

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 8 pm; Pre-Concert Talk, 7 pm – Richardson Auditorium

Sunday, September 30, 2018 – 4 pm; Pre-Concert Talk, 3 pm – Richardson Auditorium

 

Rossen Milanov, conductor

Daniel Rowland, violin

Meghan Picerno, soprano

 

LEONARD BERNSTEIN / Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

LEONARD BERNSTEIN West Side Story Suite for Violin and Orchestra (arr. Brohn)

LEONARD BERNSTEIN / Selections from Candide

 

 

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTOS

 

Marcelo Lehninger, guest conductor

Inon Barnatan, piano

 

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 8 pm; Pre-Concert Talk, 7 pm – Richardson Auditorium

 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN / Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, & 4

 

Sunday, October 28, 2018 – 4 pm; Pre-Concert Talk, 3 pm – Richardson Auditorium

 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN / Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 5 "Emperor"

 

 

RACHEL BARTON PINE plays Paganini

 

 

Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 4 pm; Pre-Concert Talk, 3 pm – Richardson Auditorium

 

Rossen Milanov, conductor

Rachel Barton Pine, violin

 

LEOŠ JANÁCEK / Sinfonietta (arr. Stein)
NICCOLÒ PAGANINI / Violin Concerto No. 1
IGOR STRAVINSKY / Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss  

 

BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH Edward T. Cone Concert

 

Saturday, February 2, 2019 – 8pm; Pre-Concert Talk, 7 pm – Richardson Auditorium

Sunday, February 3, 2019 – 4 pm; Pre-Concert Talk, 3 pm – Richardson Auditorium

 

Rossen Milanov, conductor

Dominic Cheli, piano

 

JOHANNES BRAHMS / Piano Concerto No. 1

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN / Symphony No. 5

 

 

 

DVORÁK & LIEBERMANN

 

Saturday, March 23, 2019 – 8pm; Pre-Concert Talk, 7 pm – Richardson Auditorium

Sunday, March 24, 2019 – 4 pm; Pre-Concert Talk, 3 pm – Richardson Auditorium

 

Rossen Milanov, conductor

Chelsea Knox, flute

 

MISSY MAZZOLI / Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) 
LOWELL LIEBERMANN 
/ Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
ANTONÍN DVORÁK / Symphony No. 8

 

DEREK BERMEL'S Mango Suite

 

Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 4 pm; Pre-Concert Talk, 3 pm – Richardson Auditorium

 

Rossen Milanov, conductor

Griset Damas-Roche, flamenco dancer

 

DEREK BERMEL Mango Suite (PSO Co-Commission)
MANUEL DE FALLA El amor brujo
MANUEL DE FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 1
MANUEL DE FALLA La vida breve, Spanish Dance No. 1

 

           

ABOUT MUSIC DIRECTOR ROSSEN MILANOV

Respected and admired by audiences and musicians alike, internationally renowned conductor Rossen Milanov was appointed music director of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in 2009. With an impressive pedigree, including positions at the Philadelphia Orchestra, he has since galvanized the PSO with his energetic and exacting conducting. His exuberant and brilliant performances are characterized by sharp musical intellect, artistic ingenuity, poetic eloquence and critical acclaim.

Mr. Milanov is also at the helm of the Columbus Symphony, the Chautauqua Symphony, and the Orquesta Sinf?nica del Principado de Asturias in Oviedo, Spain.  At the PSO, his programming embraces the standard repertoire, rarities and premieres performed by emerging and superstar soloists and featuring celebrated American composers.

Mr. Milanov is deeply committed to music education and every season he leads the PSO's BRAVO concerts for thousands of children. He was named Bulgaria's Musician of the Year in 2005; he won a 2011 ASCAP award for new music at the PSO; and he was selected as one of the top 100 most influential people in New Jersey in 2014. He is a graduate of Curtis and The Juilliard School.

 

ABOUT THE PRINCETON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a cultural centerpiece of the Princeton community and one of New Jersey's finest music organizations, a position established through performances of beloved masterworks, innovative music by living composers, and an extensive network of educational programs offered to area students free of charge. Led by Music Director Rossen Milanov, the PSO presents orchestral, pops, and chamber music programs of the highest artistic quality, supported by lectures and related events that supplement the concert experience. Through PSO BRAVO!, the orchestra produces wide-reaching and impactful education programs in partnership with local schools and arts organizations that culminate in students attending their first live orchestral performance. With considerable community support and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the PSO is also a multiple-year recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts' highest honors. The PSO has been recognized for its commitment to new music with an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and a Copland Fund Award. The only independent, professional orchestra to make its home in Princeton, the PSO performs at historic Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University.

Find the PSO online at www.princetonsymphony.org; on facebook at www.facebook.com/princetonsymphony; on Twitter at www.twitter.com/psomusic and on flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/princetonsymphony.

 

Historical Society of Princeton Announces Spring Walking Tour Schedule

The Historical Society of Princeton announces its spring walking tour schedule, which features a variety of programs for participants to learn about and enjoy the historic landscape of town.

 

Every Sunday at 2 PM, on the Classic Princeton History Walking Tour, visitors and locals can discover the architectural history behind prominent buildings and landmarks, learn about Princeton’s historic role in the American Revolution and the founding of the nation, and hear stories of some of its most famous residents. Starts outside Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street; tickets are $7.

 

On April 7, May 5 and June 2, at 1 PM, tour Historic Stony Brook: Gateway to Princeton History. This hike explores the lives of Princeton’s early settlers and the community they established, while following a portion of the trail George Washington took from Trenton to the Princeton Battlefield. Stops include the Stony Brook Meeting House and Burial Ground, walking a portion of the “hidden” back road into Princeton, and a view of the Battlefield. Starts at Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road; tickets are $5.

 

On March 31 and April 28, at 10:30 AM, Clifford Zink, author of Princeton Prospect Foundation’s 2017 book, The Princeton Eating Clubs, will lead an exterior tour of the clubhouses, as well as an interior visit to three clubs. Participants will learn about the architecture, origins, and development of these Classical and Gothic-style clubhouses, which date from 1895 to 1928. Starts at Colonial Club, 40 Prospect Avenue; tickets are $20.  

 

On April 21, at 11 AM, Bob Wells, Associate Director of Arboriculture at Morris Arboretum, and Roland Machold, former Marquand Park Foundation board member, lead The Magic and History of Marquand Park. They will share the history of the property and highlight the native and exotic trees in the collection. Starts at the Marquand Park parking lot, Lover’s Lane between Stockton and Mercer Streets; free, but registration is required.

On May 12, at 10 AM, the popular Princeton University Architecture Tour explores the phenomenal architecture on campus, dating from 1756 to the present. Buildings on this two mile walk include the Georgian-style Nassau Hall, collegiate gothic marvels, and extraordinary contemporary designs, including the Frank Gehry-designed Lewis Library, the Stadium, the Icahn Laboratory, and the Neuroscience Institute/Psychology facility. Starts at Palmer Square’s Tiger Park; tickets are $10.

 

On May 26, at 10 AM, Memorials will lead participants to local tributes established for war veterans and famous Princetonians. Starts at the Princeton Battle Monument; tickets are $5.

 

Tickets for all tours can be purchased online at www.princetonhistory.org, or by calling (609) 921-6748 x102. Space is limited.

 

Princeton Senior Resource Center Announces Free Tax Assistance for Seniors

The Princeton Senior Resource Center will again sponsor free tax assistance for low and moderate income older adults in the wider Princeton area who are filing personal returns. IRS-Trained volunteers from AARP will be available to prepare New Jersey State and Federal returns. Returns will be filed electronically. The program serves all but help is directed mainly to adults age 60+ as volunteers are particularly familiar with tax regulations and rebate programs that affect seniors.

Assistance is available by appointment at the Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton St, behind Monument Hall. Call PSRC at 924-7108 for an appointment.

Fridays 8:30am-12:00 noon at the Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton St, behind Borough Hall.

Participants must bring copies of their 2016 Federal and New Jersey tax returns, as well as all necessary 2017 tax information, including W-2 and 1099 income forms, property tax bill, and receipts for itemized deductions such as medical bills and charitable contributions.

The Farmhouse Store Princeton Announces Rebrand and Unveils its Name Change to Homestead Princeton

HOMESTEAD

September 15, 2017, Princeton, NJ. — Home furnishings and design destination, Homestead Princeton, formerly known as The Farmhouse Store Princeton, introduced the company’s new name, logo and revamped website.  The rebranding reflects both the evolution of the company as well as its vision for the future. 

 

Homestead Princeton co-owner, Ron Menapace commented: “We’re excited to roll out our new name and new look, and feel it celebrates our aesthetic, our vision and the customers we serve. I am delighted to take this opportunity to announce that The Farmhouse Store Princeton is now rebranded as Homestead Princeton.

 

Since its inception in 2012, Homestead Princeton has been a recognized and lauded leader in home design, furniture and gifts.  Homestead Princeton’s award-winning aesthetic has reflected the taste and preferences of its loyal fan base. 

 

“Our transformation begins with our name,” adds Homestead Princeton co-owner, Kristin Menapace.  “The Farmhouse Store has earned a reputation for a beautiful, yet affordable, design aesthetic and superior customer service.  At Homestead Princeton, we plan to build on these distinctions as we look towards our future”

 

Homestead Princeton’s new logo brings a sharp new visual identity, with an instantly recognizable iconic rooster image.  Often affiliated with honesty and moral fortitude, the rooster is also a universal symbol of renewal because it’s crowing announces the dawn of a new day – and with that, the potential for new possibilities.

 

About Homestead Princeton:

 

Since 2012, Homestead Princeton has established itself as New Jersey's premier independent gift and home furnishings destination.  Located in the heart of downtown Princeton, Palmer Square, Homestead Princeton has become known for affordable, high quality furniture, including its signature in-house brand of custom one-of-a-kind furniture crafted from vintage barnwood.

 

Homestead Princeton celebrates the legacy of old barns, preserving their legacy to give the precious natural resource -barnwood- a second life.  Due, in part, to their socially responsible and sustainable practices, Homestead Princeton is the only furniture store in New Jersey recognized as a "Sustainable Business" by the New Jersey Sustainable Business Initiative (NJSBI). 

 

Homestead Princeton is owned and operated by Princeton residents, Kristin and Ron Menapace. 

 

Homestead Princeton has been named as "Best of NJ" by New Jersey Monthly as Best Home Décor Store.  In 2017, Home Accents Today's honored the store as 1 of their 50 Retail Stars by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry.  Homestead Princeton is the only store honored in New Jersey.

 

Visit www.homesteadprinceton.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey Announces New Grassroots Director

Grassroots organization announces key hire

 

 

TRENTON, NJ – Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey (AFP-NJ), the Garden State's largest free market grassroots organization, today announced Tony Howley as the new Grassroots Director. As Grassroots Director, Howley will be responsible for driving field strategy and building grassroots relations with political, business, media, and community leaders.

"I am honored to join Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey and advocate for a freer and more open society," said Tony Howley. "Excessive taxation and regulation in New Jersey stunts economic growth and puts an unfair burden on our residents. I look forward to working with our activists to bring about true prosperity in New Jersey."

"We're thrilled to welcome Tony Howley aboard the Americans for Prosperity – New Jersey team as the new statewide Grassroots Director," said AFP-NJ Director Erica Jedynak. "Having managed a regional business chamber with 600 members and cultivated years of experience as a political operative, Tony is expertly equipped to grow our grassroots infrastructure in the state in pursuit of economic freedom and key policy priorities."

Tony Howley is a lifelong resident of Monmouth County and has devoted his professional life to politics, government, and building the business community. Tony spent the last 2 years with the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he worked tirelessly to promote local businesses. During that time, Tony served as Executive Director and oversaw a merger of two area Chambers, growing the organization twofold. Tony has also held several positions within Monmouth County government, most recently as Chief of Staff to Freeholder John P. Curley. Tony holds a B.S.B.A in Organizational Management and Human Resources from Thomas Edison State University and currently resides in Freehold Township.



 

 
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 35 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org
 

Mercer County Library System Announces Spring 2017 TrashedArt Competition

Lawrenceville — In Spring 2017 the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will be hosting our eighth annual TrashedArt Contest. The contest celebrates Earth Day by encouraging patrons to turn ordinary trash into extraordinary art.
    
The contest is limited to one entry per artist. Classes or groups may participate only if they register ahead of time by calling 609-989-6922 or e-mailing jcuddahy@mcl.org. The library will accept artwork no earlier than Friday, March 24, 2017 and no later than Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Selected artwork will be on display throughout the month of April, beginning on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Students in grades 7-12 and adults who reside in Mercer County are eligible to participate.
    
Entries must be original artwork, no larger than 3' by 3' by 3' and no heavier than 25 lbs. Any art medium is acceptable, so long as a minimum of 75% recycled content is used. Some examples of recycled content include metals, paper, rubber, glass (but no sharp shards), plastic and cloth. The criteria for recycled materials is anything that has been manufactured and would have otherwise been thrown away. Non-recyclable materials such as glue, paint, tape, etc. are permitted. Suggestions include newspapers, fabric from old clothing, machine parts, and used building materials. For the purposes of this contest, natural materials such as rocks, dirt, bones and sticks are not considered recycled.
    
Contest entry forms will be available at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch Reference Desk starting January 2017. All accepted art entries will be publicly displayed at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System, located at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Entries will be judged, and winners will be notified by phone or email. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in both adult and student categories. A reception will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to honor the winners and the participants.
    
For more information about the library's programs and events call 609-989-6920, e-mail lawprogs@mcl.org or visit www.mcl.org.
 

Princeton Farmers’ Market Announces Dates for Winter Market Season

The Princeton Farmers’ Market is excited to announce the dates and locations of its 2016-2017 Winter Market Season, which are as follows:

Princeton Public Library
Community Room (65 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542) 
December 15th
January 12th
February 9th

March 9th

April 13th

 

New Time: 10am to 3pm

 

Our Winter Market will continue to connect Princeton residents with local foods, offering a variety of goods including local, organic fruits and vegetables, free-range beef, poultry, pork, eggs, cheese, pickles, honey, baked goods, linens, nut butters, chocolate, pasta, and more!

We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our regular season farmers’ market attendees as well as our sponsors, most notably PNC Bank, Borden Perlman Salisbury & Kelly, Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty, Terra Momo Restaurant Group, and the Princeton Public Library for their ongoing support throughout the year.  We would also like to thank the Nassau Inn for offering us a home for our March market. We exist because of the support of this incredible Princeton community.

For more information about our Winter Market, please go to www.princetonfarmersmarket.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Princeton Farmers’ Market

McCaffrey’s Food Markets Announces Its Annual Fights Cancer Day on October 19

Every year, McCaffrey’s Food Markets holds a community-giving day when five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to St. Mary Regional Cancer Center in Newtown, PA (from their PA Stores) and the American Cancer Society (from their NJ Stores). This year’s date is set for Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

With the addition of its two, newest Markets – Simply Fresh by McCaffrey’s in Doylestown and Blue Bell McCaffrey’s – they have added two more beneficiaries: Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute and Abington-Jefferson Health’s Asplundh Cancer Pavilion. With four locations now in Pennsylvania and two locations in New Jersey, locally owned McCaffrey’s Food Markets believes that supporting the people and communities it serves is a central part of their value and mission.

In honor of the Day, the store offers in-store specials, holds a raffle and has a variety of entertainment, like music, balloon art and face painting. Local health care professionals volunteer during the day as well – selling raffle tickets, bagging groceries and publicizing their services.

“Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute provides high-quality oncology care and enables our patients and their families to stay close to home,” said Jim Brexler, President and CEO of Doylestown Health. “We are a non-profit health system and therefore especially appreciate the support of our caring community and the generosity of organizations like McCaffrey’s Food Markets.”

“This type of support from local businesses like McCaffrey’s is very important to us. Our patients, employees and physicians appreciate knowing that the community supports important initiatives like the new Asplundh Cancer Pavilion,” adds Jill Kyle, senior vice president, Regional Advancement, Jefferson Health.

The Grocer Fights Cancer Day has been held annually since 1992, when McCaffrey’s President Jim McCaffrey III began the event after his sister was diagnosed with cancer. Since its inception, it has raised nearly $500,000 to fight cancer.

“We delight in donating to worthy causes and organizations,” says Mr. McCaffrey. “It makes it that much more special when the donation meets the needs of the community members from the locations in which we serve.”

For more information about McCaffrey’s Markets, visit their new website at www.mccaffreys.com.

 

About McCaffrey’s

McCaffrey’s is a locally owned Food Market. The first McCaffrey’s Food Market opened in Yardley, PA in 1986. McCaffrey’s currently serves customers in six locations: Yardley, PA; Newtown, PA; Blue Bell, PA; Doylestown, PA; Princeton, NJ; and West Windsor, NJ.

Princeton Public Library Announces Princeton Student Film Festival July 20-21

The 2016 Princeton Student Film Festival will be held Wednesday, July 20, and Thursday, July 21, at Princeton Public Library. Screenings will begin at 7 p.m. both nights in the library’s Community Room. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance and will answer questions about their films.

 

The festival, in its 13th year, features short works by high school and college students from the Princeton area and throughout the United States as well as international entrants. Final selections were made from nearly 160 submitted works in a broad range of styles and themes. Genres include animation, comedy, dramatic feature, documentary, experimental, personal narrative and thrillers.

 

“There is a strong emphasis on local filmmakers and we also include films from many sources because youth benefit from viewing broad perspectives as well as recognizing universal ideas,” said Youth Services Department Head Susan Conlon who coordinates the event. “The films are inspired, imaginative, and reflect the filmmakers’ commitment to developing their visual and technical craft and the art of good storytelling.”

 

The 2016 festival features 24 short films over two nights created by both new and returning filmmakers, Conlon said. “This is a great chance for student filmmakers to show their work to a live, appreciative audience, share their insight, and get valuable feedback.”

 

The lineup of films by high school students includes “BATHOS” by Evan Bradley and Jacob Lazarow, Lenape High School, Medford, NJ; “Let The Air In” by Justin Boswick, Shawnee High School, Medford Lakes, NJ; “In the Path of My Father” by Ra Wright, homeschooled, Washington, D.C.; “One Step at a Time” by Ian McQueen, Staten Island Technical High School, NY; “Red” and “Something Special” by Chelsea Brecka and Madison Shopene, Point Pleasant Borough High School, NJ; “Sylvia” by Abigail Tulenko, Villa Walsh Academy, Peapack, NJ; and “The Verses of Gamayun” by  Anthony Lagana, New Hope-Solebury High School, New Hope, PA.

 

The films from filmmakers who are college students include “Bi-Polar” by Lily Lizotte, Los Angeles, CA, (not currently in school); “Cut to the Chase” by Jesse Lucks, Rutgers University; “Devil in a White Room” by Chris Giuseppini, Montclair State University; “Disha” by Sugandha Bansal, Anglia Ruskin University, India; “Fault Lines” by Mandy Wong, Rhode Island School of Design;  “HALO” by Amit Kumar, State Institute of Film and Television, India; “(If I Care)” by Devon Viola, Pratt Institute, NY; “Immeasurable Nature” by James Tralie, Princeton University; “Mannequin” by Zach McCoy-Davies, New York Film Academy in Australia; “Military Mom” by Aldo Battle, Mercer County Community College; “Paul’s Ride” by Benjamin Davis, SUNY Purchase; “PUNKED!” by Adam McGill, Wesleyan University; “Portrait of a Sand Dancer” by Tatianna  Sims, NYU and Princeton High School alumna; “7 O’Clock” by Nichola Latzgo, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; “Two Wheels” by Ana DeJesus, Princeton University; and “Writer’s Block” by Tyler Crosby, Pace University, NY.

 

Each night the screenings will conclude with an after-party in the library’s café featuring refreshments provided by the bent spoon.

 

 


The festival is intended for teen and adult viewers. Admission is free. For more information, see https://www.princetonlibrary.org/psff.

 

All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.

 

Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

 

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton, NJ. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

 

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market Announces 2 Day Event April 2 & 3

TRENTON, N.J. – March 28, 2016 – What cities spring to mind for world-class flea markets? London, Paris, Trenton. Trenton? Move over Portobello Road and Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt, here comes the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, where on April 2 and 3, New Jersey flaneurs can get lost in a sea of hard-core creativity and one-of-a-kind objects for sale.

 

Get a custom tintype portrait of yourself taken by photographer CJ Harker using a photo process that is over 100 years old. Never got over Nintendo? Then stop by the 8bit Fusion table where Leigh Milligan has turned her Nintendo obsession into a line of wacky wearable art. Slake your thirst for unique flasks at Wrong World Ceramics’ table, where Chase Brown turns out kiln-fired liquid containers emblazoned with amazing designs and rich textures that are fully functional.

 

Harker, Milligan and Brown are just a few of the hundreds of unique vendors who fill every inch of the historic Roebling Machine Shop on South Clinton Ave. in Trenton during the new two-day version of the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each day will feature a whole new lineup of vendors, with the $5 admission good for both days. In addition to hundreds of vendors, TPRFM Founder and Director Joseph Kuzemka has curated a lineup of over a dozen food trucks each day. “Creative people, creative food, creative wares, it all adds up to a perfect way to spend your weekend,” said Kuzemka.

 

For off-beat, out-of-step, lovingly-crafted products that cannot be obtained anywhere else, the TPRFM is the place. “We deal in the realm of street art, taxidermy/bone art, pop art, decoupage, repurposed/recycled, assemblage, silkscreen art and more,” said Kuzemka. “We have makers that are creating artisanal soap and other bath and body products out of all natural, animal-friendly and vegan products; handmade jewelry makers; 3D printers, candle makers; wood carvers, you name it. You kind of have to see it to believe it,” he said.

 

As in the past, giving back to charity is an important component of the TPRFM. Kuzemka will donate a percentage of income from the event to the A-TEAM arts collective non-profit, which will also have a complementary table at the event. The event is also donating tables to other non-profits such as the Lady Margaret Animal Foundation and Eden Autism Services. Kuzemka said the TPRFM receives $1 per ATM transaction, all of which they donate back to Eden Autism Services, something the TPRFM has done for the last four events.

 

The next Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market will take place at the Historic Roebling Machine Shop, 675 S. Clinton Ave. in Trenton, on April 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with over 200 different vendors and a dozen different food trucks each day. $5 admission is good for both days. Web site: www.trentonpunkrockfleamarket.com.

 

 

JFCS Announces April Senior Programs

PRINCETON, NJ -- Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County (JFCS) has announced the topics for its April Senior Programs: 

 

JEWS IN THE NEWS

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Road East, Princeton Junction)

Join us for coffee, a nosh and lively conversation on the latest news and trends related to Jewish politics, businesses and more.  Free and open to the community.  

 

AGING IN PLACE:  HOW TO DO IT

Kosher Café East

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.

Beth El Synagogue (50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor)

This talk covers some of the issues one needs to consider when planning to age independently and safely in your own home. Presenter Melissa Sodowick, MSW, LSW is an experienced and certified geriatric care manager, working at Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Greater Mercer County in the Senior Services Department.  A kosher lunch will be served and registration is required by 4/8.  RSVP to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 126. The program is open to all and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

 

NEW!  PRE-KOSHER CAFÉ CRAFTING

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Rd. East, Princeton Junction)

Bring your projects – knitting, crochet, scrapbooking, art supplies, crosswords, whatever you’re working on – and join us for a few hours of coffee, conversation and crafting.  We will end at 12:30pm in time for the Kosher Café West…

 

What the four children teach us

Kosher Café West                            

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.

Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Rd. East, Princeton Junction)

The wise, the wicked, the simple and the one who does not know how to ask – all these people sit with us at our Passover Seder table – and at meals throughout the year. Join Anne Berman-Waldorf for a look at what our texts teach us about dealing with different personalities.  A kosher lunch will be served and registration is required by 4/8.  RSVP to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 126. The program is open to all and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

 

 

The Kosher Café programs provide a kosher lunch to older adults and presents an informational speaker each month.  Meals are prepared by the Natalie and Robert Marcus Greenwood House Home for the Jewish Aged under the supervision of Rabbi Isaac Leizerowski.

 

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County (501(c)(3) is a community service agency that strengthens individuals and families by empowering people to care for themselves and each other.  This is accomplished through a wide range of high quality social services and programs including therapy, information and referral, support, education and advocacy.  For further information on Jewish Family & Children’s Service and our programs, please call (609) 987-8100.

Institute of Wonderful Women Working for Empowerment Announces 2016 Honorees

he Institute of Wonderful Women Working for Empowerment is pleased to announce the annual Giving Back, Stepping Forward Afternoon Tea on May 15, 2016, 2:30 PM at the Greenacres Country Club, 2170 Lawrence Road,  Lawrenceville NJThe Giving Back, Stepping Forward Tea recognizes community and business leaders who have, over many years, worked to improve education, business, and promote better access to healthcare training and careers.  These leaders have been advocates, often overcoming challenges themselves in order to give back.  At the same time this tea establishes a path for obtaining training and continuing education and mentoring through our scholarship program.

The 2016 honorees are Elsie Pilgrim, RN, Pioneering Nurse, Sa Mut Angela Scott, CEO, Mama Yoga's Wellness, Community Education Partner and Dr. Joseph Youngblood, Dean and Vice President, Thomas Edison State University , Education/Community Business Leader.   The Wind Beneath My Wings award is being presented to Jeffrey Robins and the Family Guidance Corporation for their continuous and enabling support over the past ten years.

 

We are actively looking for sponsorships which will be used to create scholarship opportunities.  Call 609-388-1867 or e-mail iwwweinfo@gmail.com for more information.

 
Gloria B. Frederick, Ph.D., Executive Director
Institute of Wonderful Women Working for Empowerment
P.O. Box 7869
West Trenton, NJ  08628

Forrestal Village Fitness November Announcements

CLUB ONE MEMBERS PROMOTION: Forrestal Village Fitness is extending a special rate to all members of Club One. Please visit or call FVF for details. Offer expires 11/30/2015.

 

NEW MEMBER OFFER: $100 off enrollment fee for the entire month; Join with a friend and each of you save an additional $50. Offer ends November 30. 

 

REFERRAL OFFER: Refer a friend and you get a $50 credit. Your friend gets a $50 credit, too! Offer ends November 30.

 

FORMER MEMBER OFFER: This is a one-time only opportunity to re-join on a month-to-month membership with a special promotion. Call now for details! Offer ends November 30.

 

 

Sports Performance School

Forrestal Village Fitness Sports Performance School provides unparalleled sport-specific training, with a strong focus on injury prevention and confidence building. For more information on this stellar program, visit https://www.fvfitness.com/classes/sports-performance

 

 

Member Rewards Program

As part of our newly launched Member Rewards Program, you simply present your membership card to any of the many participating vendors in the Princeton area to gain access to a wide range of discounts and benefits. Visit www.fvfitness.com/membership/member-rewards for more information.

 

 

SPECIAL CLASSES

 

5-WEEK TOWER SERIES  

Begins Saturday, November 7 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Join Liza McCune for a 5-week Tower Series that will combine essential mat work with the benefits of the Pilates Tower equipment. Fee involved. More details

 

FUSION FITNESS 

Wednesday, November 11 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Join Marci Resnick to train every muscle in your body. Fee involved. More details.

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA 

Friday, November 20 | 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

Join Forrestal Village Fitness’ nationally certified Yoga Alliance instructor, Ryah Dekis, for this yoga practice using soothing, supportive poses that allow the mind and body to rest and relax. More details

 

MINDFUL MEDITATION

Wednesday, November 25 | 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Join Lisa Wolfe, the only authorized Ashtanga instructor in New Jersey, to unwind and fill up with gratitude. More details

 

TURKEY DAY BOOT CAMP 

Thursday, November 26 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Join Marci Resnick for this extreme outdoor workout. If you are up to a test of your endurance, strength and willpower, Turkey Day Boot Camp will give you a workout that you won’t forget! Meet at Studio 1.

 

TURKEY BURNER SPIN 

Thursday, November 26 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM  

Spin away those turkey dinner calories in the AM and enjoy the rest of the day, guilt free! Friends are welcome! More Details

 

90-MINUTE SPIN CLASS 

Saturday, November 27 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Enjoy this 90-minute spin class lead by FVF instructor, Joe Kylao.

Hamilton Jewelers Announces New Boutique - H1912

PRINCETON, October 7, 2015:  There’s a new hot spot in town and it’s poised to take Princeton by storm.  H1912, part of the Hamilton Jewelers family of brands, will be opening at the former Forest Jewelers location at 104 Nassau Street.    Planned to open on Saturday, October  10th, the boutique is one of eco-friendly retail therapy with a strong selection of vintage, estate, and pre-owned jewelry and watches.

Guests to the newly renovated storefront will enjoy a tremendous array of ‘vintage luxury’.  All items offered at H1912 are inspected by jewelry and watch professionals, issued a Certificate of Authenticity, and accompanied by a 1-year warranty.   The boutique will also assist clients in selling their unwanted jewelry and watches.

H1912 shares Hamilton’s social responsibility commitment and support of philanthropic causes in the Princeton community, and will be donating a portion of all sales to a worthwhile organization in the region.  For October, the selected charity is HOMEFRONT in Trenton, dedicated to ending homelessness in Mercer County.

Hamilton Jewelers is a family-owned and operated firm with locations in Princeton and Palm Beach, FL.  Since 1912, Hamilton has provided successive generations of families and friends with impeccable service, value, and selection.  All items are responsibly sourced with care for the environment and communities.  For more information, please visit www.hamiltonjewelers.com.    VISIT WWW.H1912.COM  for more info.

Princeton Public Library Executive Director Leslie Burger Announces Retirement

Princeton Public Library Executive Director Leslie Burger Announces Retirement

The Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees announced that Leslie Burger will retire in January, 2016, after 16 years as executive director of the Princeton Public Library.

 

"This is a bittersweet moment for the Princeton community," said Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees President Kiki Jamieson. "We're very happy for Leslie as she starts a new chapter of her life, but we will sorely miss her leadership, vision, hard work and dedication to the Princeton community and public libraries in general. During Leslie's time here, a library that was well loved by the community grew to become a recognized, national leader for library service and innovation. There can be no greater testament to Leslie's tenure and contributions than the fact that leading municipal libraries across the country look to Princeton Public Library as a thought leader in the ever-evolving role of public libraries."

 

In anticipation of Ms. Burger's retirement and to ensure a seamless transition for both library customers and staff, the library's Board of Trustees will retain the services of a top-tier executive search firm to conduct a national search for Ms. Burger's successor.

 

 

MS. BURGER'S LEGACY

 

During Ms. Burger's tenure as Executive Director, all library usage statistics, including overall attendance, circulation of materials, growth of technology and digital collections, and public programming attendance, either doubled or increased dramatically. Her leadership was marked by the establishment or strengthening of ties between the library and all key sectors (public, private, nonprofit and educational) of the Princeton community.

 

"Being Executive Director of a library in a town that places a premium on reading, learning and community engagement has been the highlight of my career," Ms. Burger said. "In 42 years as a librarian, I've seen the profession evolve from one marked by slow, deliberate planning to one driven by technology to rapidly meet the ever-changing and growing demands of library customers."

 

In addition, Ms. Burger led Princeton Public Library through an unprecedented period of growth highlighted by the design, construction and opening of the Sands Library Building in 2004 and a successful campaign to build a $10 million endowment to support innovation. In all, Burger led development efforts resulting in more than $25 million in private funding for the library.

 

While Princeton's Executive Director, Ms. Burger served a yearlong term as President of the American Library Association from July 2006 through June 2007. She is also a former President of the New Jersey Library Association.

 

Before joining the Princeton Public Library, Ms. Burger served as a development consultant at the New Jersey State Library where she focused on developing leadership and marketing initiatives within the state's libraries. She served as Executive Director of the Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative, which served Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean counties. She also worked at the Connecticut State Library as the LSTA Coordinator, Director of Planning and Research, and Director of Network Services. Her library career began at the Bridgeport, CT., Public Library when she was hired to develop a community information and referral service.

 

After retiring, Ms. Burger will turn her attention full time to Library Development Solutions, the private consulting firm she founded in 1991 with her husband, Alan. LDS has worked with more than 200 urban, suburban, and rural public libraries, academic, special libraries, state libraries and library cooperatives across the U.S. in strategic planning, facility assessment, program implementation and evaluation and organizational development.

 

 

2REIMAGINE - SECOND FLOOR RENOVATION PROJECT

 

Earlier this year, the Board of Trustees approved a second floor renovation plan called 2Reimagine that highlights flexible space and is expected to include a dozen new Collaboration Rooms more suitable for co-working and/or individual study; a new 60-seat quiet Reading Room; a dedicated quiet magazine room, dubbed The Newsroom, with seating for 30 people; a Technology Discovery Center for hands-on digital exploration; an Information Commons, with the latest technology and functional instructional space for classes; a more robust wireless network to better manage the ever-increasing digital load; an enlarged Living Room Space, with more comfortable lounge seating; a Business Center equipped with technologies to even better support those working away from home or office; and a new 40-seat Event Space.

 

"This is an ambitious and much-needed project that will deliver a 21st century library space where traditional library values of books and quiet space will coexist with the technological tools our community needs," Burger said. "I'm confident that we can get this project well under way by the time of my departure. The library has always been able to rely on an engaged and generous community to maintain the difference between a passive library as a repository of information and an innovative and empowering community library, and I have no reason to doubt this will continue when my term as executive director ends."

 

Ms. Burger's announcement comes as the library is in the midst of a campaign to raise $3 million in private funding for the planned renovation of the second floor. She hopes to have all funds secured and for the project to be under way at the time of her retirement.

 

"I cannot think of a better way for Leslie to complete her legacy as executive director of the Princeton Public Library than by her overseeing the funding and launch of this planned renovation," said Ms. Jamieson. "Her vision and inspiration will forever be part of our community and a reimagined second floor is a wonderful and enduring gift from Leslie to all of us."

 

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association Announces Watershed Academy

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is announcing the start of their all new Watershed Academy.  The pilot program developed for high school students entering grades 10-12, features an adventure into STEM principled sustainability education during the week of July 6th.  Students will take an intensive look into stormwater management, green infrastructure, and have the opportunity to design their own rain garden system.  The program features guest speakers, geographic information systems (GIS) exercises in their lab, and a water quality field study. 

 

The Watershed Academy will be held at the newly unveiled Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy, Science and Education. The Center's innovative technologies will serve as tangible learning tools to inform design and results for stormwater models.  Students will develop and utilize STEM skills as they examine the causes and measure the impacts of stormwater runoff on our streams and the environment.  Community experts will engage the students as they examine a variety of solutions implemented here at the Watershed Center and at other community locations.  Ultimately, students will apply this knowledge in order to alleviate this issue at one or more problem sites in the community by developing their own green infrastructure designs.  The program will conclude with a presentation of methods, results, and recommendations to a panel of experts that will provide feedback to the students on their designs.  The Watershed Academy accommodates just 10 students in its first year so parents are encouraged to register their children early to reserve a spot. 

 

"Our new Watershed Center strengthens our ability to change behaviors and inspire young minds," said Jim Waltman, the Watershed Association's Executive Director.  "We promised to model our innovative strategies for conserving energy, water and the environment, with the intent to educate and advocate for the replication of these strategies. Our ultimate goal is to protect and restore clean water, to mitigate flooding, and avert the depletion of our groundwater aquifers.  Teaching young adults how to recreate these important features will be a huge step toward future sustainable development.  The Watershed Academy is our answer to that promise."

 

About the Watershed Association

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is a not-for-profit organization that protects the 265-square-mile region drained by the Stony Brook and Millstone River, spanning 25 towns and five counties. Founded in 1949, the Watershed Association is central New Jersey's first environmental group. We protect clean water and the environment through conservation, advocacy, science and education.

 

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes Announces Medi-Cool Program for Seniors & Disabled

TRENTON, N.J.—Mercer County again will team up with its partner agencies to offer free air conditioners to qualified older adults and those with disabilities through the Medi-Cool Program, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced today.

 

With the heat of summer fast approaching, Mr. Hughes said older adults and people with disabilities should inquire right away to find out if they qualify for this popular program.

 

“Medi-Cool allows us to provide many people of need in our community with an air conditioner so they can live comfortably,” Mr. Hughes said.

 

The Medi-Cool program is facilitated by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, and partner Rise, a nonprofit social service organization based in Hightstown, via the use of county funding provided by the Department of Human Services, Office on Aging. Mercer County residents age 60 and older with a documented health condition and who meet income eligibility requirements can receive a voucher that entitles them to a free 5,000 BTU air conditioning unit. Residents 18 years or older who have a disability may also qualify. All applicants must provide proof of residency, proof of income, proof of assets, and documentation from primary care physician specifying medical illness/condition and reason for needing an air conditioner.

 

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, and Rise Inc. will screen applicants for eligibility, now through June 8. Interested residents should call either 609-394-8847, ext. 2529, or 609-443-4464. Someone at both numbers will be able to assist you.

 

The air conditioners will be distributed only to individuals meeting the eligibility criteria. Individuals who qualify must bring someone with them who can help them carry the air conditioner home from the scheduled pickup appointment. Individuals who have received an air conditioner through this program within the last three years are ineligible. The supply is limited, so please apply soon. 

CollegeCert Announces Partnership with National Student Clearinghouse® to Offer Academic Credentials Verification Services

Princeton, NJ  (March 17, 2015) - CollegeCert, the first background verification service to allow candidates online control of which employers access their verified credentials, today announced a partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse to offer educational background check services complimentary to employers as they vet qualified candidates during the interview process.  With this agreement, clients of CollegeCert can now quickly verify applicants' key background information, including educational history and degrees earned.

As a result of this alliance, CollegeCert will leverage the National Student Clearinghouse's access to national college and university degree information, representing over 90% of U.S. four-year degrees, to provide background screens with instant academic credentials to its clients.  This fits well with CollegeCert's stated mandate to facilitate the candidate screening process and provide candidates with control over who can view their verified credentials.

"We are excited to announce this partnership and view our relationship with the National Student Clearinghouse as essential to our growth as a company," said Richard McKern, President of CollegeCert.  "In an era where applicants apply exclusively online for full-time and part-time job opportunities, it may be weeks, or even months, before an applicant hears back from an employer. CollegeCert strives to streamline this process and empowers candidates to verify their information and then manage who can access it.  This alliance with National Student Clearinghouse will reassure candidates who sign up for CollegeCert that the data accessed by potential employers is accurate, reliable and timely."

Jim Kathman, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, National Student Clearinghouse added, "The Clearinghouse welcomes the opportunity to partner with CollegeCert, as it expands its background check services.  We are pleased that CollegeCert has identified our academic verifications as an effective way to complement its full suite of background screening tools."

About CollegeCert

Founded in 2013 by MIT alumni, CollegeCert offers a unique solution to help match qualified job candidates with employers quickly.  With CollegeCert, employers can instantly verify a candidate's academic credentials once a candidate has granted the employer access, saving employers and HR recruiters' valuable time. Instead of screening unqualified candidates, or interviewing candidates and then checking their academic credentials, employers can verify the credentials of applicants before starting the formal recruiting process. For additional information, email Info@CollegeCert.com or visit www.collegecert.com. To learn how CollegeCert is integrated with LinkedIn, Facebook, and online application systems, visit www.collegecert.com/integrations.

International Music Education Program Music Together® Announces New CEO

Founder Kenneth K. Guilmartin names his successor

 

Princeton, NJ, March 12, 2015 — Early childhood music education expert Susan Darrow has been named CEO of Music Together LLC. The announcement was made today by the company's founder/director Kenneth K. Guilmartin, who launched the organization in 1987. A pioneer of research-based early childhood music education, Music Together classes can be found in more than 2,500 communities in over 40 countries.

 

In making the announcement, Guilmartin said, "Susan has been part of Music Together since 1992 and has proven to be not only an extraordinary educator but also an extremely capable and visionary leader, from her beginnings as an outstanding center director to her more recent work in expanding our international teacher training team and educational services. She carries my passion and vision for Music Together deeply in her heart and mind, and I am personally excited about the future she will lead us to as CEO."

 

Darrow said, "I am thrilled to take on the job of leading such a wonderful organization. The parents of the millions of children who have been touched by Music Together over the past twenty-eight years can attest to the extraordinary power of our program. Now it is time for us to build on the strong foundation that Ken has created and expand upon his vision for the company. I am excited to lead us to a future where music is a part of the lives of millions more families, all over the world."

 

Darrow, who began her career as a parent educator and preschool teacher, started teaching Music Together classes at a parent resource center in Montclair, NJ, in the early 1990s. In 1996, she opened her own business, Music Together of Montclair, where she led a staff of 12 teachers and offered classes to over 1000 families each year. In 1998, Darrow expanded her role at Music Together, joining corporate operations as an educational workshop leader and teacher trainer. In her tenure as a teacher trainer, Darrow trained thousands of new Music Together teachers worldwide. In 2008, she became the company's first Director of Educational Services, where she was responsible for key areas instrumental to Music Together's growth. She built and expanded the infrastructure for training, support, and continuing education for the more than 2,500 Music Together teachers who lead classes at licensed locations around the globe. She also led the development of two programs, Music Together Within Therapy® (2011) and a revision of the Music Together® Babies curriculum (2012), and she was instrumental in leading the company to open centers in China, Taiwan, and Australia.       

 

Guilmartin will continue as Music Together's chairman and the editor-in-chief of the company's publications and materials.  

 

Music Together is an internationally recognized, developmentally appropriate early childhood music and movement program for children birth through age seven. First offered to the public in 1987, the Music Together curriculum, coauthored by Guilmartin and Dr. Lili Levinowitz (Director of Research), is based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, move with accurate rhythm, and participate with confidence in the music of their culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning. Music Together offers programs for families, schools, at-risk populations, and children with special needs, at licensed locations in over 2,500 communities in more than 40 countries around the world. The company is passionately committed to bringing children and their caregivers closer through shared music-making and helping people discover the joy—and educational value—of early music experiences. More at www.musictogether.com and www.facebook.com/musictogether

Hopewell Memorial Home Announces its Grand Opening in Hopewell Borough

Hopewell, New Jersey – October 16th, 2014 Hopewell Memorial Home, formerly Cromwell Memorial Home, is proud to announce its grand opening. The 65 year-old Funeral Home is now reopened at 71 East Prospect Street in Hopewell, New Jersey with a completely renovated building. The facility was entirely updated, with the addition of a 1000 square-foot showroom allowing families to peruse their many options when making arrangements for themselves or their loved ones.
 
Hopewell Memorial Home is proud to be the only funeral home in the Borough of Hopewell, while also serving Princeton, Pennington and the surrounding communities.
 
The funeral Home provides a combination of products and services that will provide your family with the utmost care, respect and service excellence.  Including standard funeral and cremation services, Hopewell Memorial Home will allow you to design the funeral and memorial service to your liking. Themed funerals and celebratory services or just a simple service with direct cremation, we will work with you to assure that you are comfortable with the outcome.  Other services offered are tribute videos, personalized printing, as well as memorial websites.  Live Funeral Webcasting is slated for early 2015.

Mr. Timothy F. Reeg, a third generation Funeral Director and manager of the Hopewell Memorial Home, has a history with the property and has acted in the capacity as the Funeral Director on many occasions with the previous owners.  Mr. Reeg said he is excited to be part of Hopewell Memorial Home and looks forward to serving the community once again.
 
For our reopening, Hopewell Memorial Home will provide the company-owned hearse complimentary until 2016.

For more information, visit us at www.HopewellMemorialHome.com.

About Hopewell Memorial Home
Formerly the Cromwell Memorial Home, the 65 year-old building has been providing Funeral and Cremation services to Hopewell and the surrounding communities of Princeton and Pennington, NJ.  The Hopewell Memorial Home will continue to provide the most professional and responsive services to the local community and continue the tradition for many years to come.  Our knowledgeable and experienced staff are available 24 hours every day. The completely update and renovated location at 71 East Prospect Street in Hopewell Borough, will assure that your service will be comfortable and memorable.
 


71 East Prospect Street
Hopewell, New Jersey 08540
609-466.3632

Lawrenceville Main Street Announces Partnership with America Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey

Lawrenceville, NJ – August 8, 2014 Lawrenceville Main Street is proud to announce a partnership with the America Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey (ASBDC-NJ @ TCNJ) for The County of Mercer Economic Development, State of New Jersey and US Small Business Administration.

This partnership will provide the SBDC a local organization to provide businesses and professionals with the connections they need to address challenges they face on a daily basis. The SBDC has access to practicing professionals with expertise in the following areas:

  • marketing and positioning strategies
  • traditional and digital marketing options
  • public/customer communications  controls
  • operational improvements
  • brand messaging/online profiles
  • customer and product line profitability
  • raw data utilization, operational execution
  • business communications, agreements and cost controls, operational improvements
  • key performance Indicators, trends
  • financial profile disparities and capacity
  • strategic and financial implementation
  • performance, facilities and team management
  • quality control
  • strategic planning
  • lean management and production
  • improving the bottom line
  • acceleration of product/service delivery
  • financing 
  • government procurement
  • resources
  • and more

The SBDC has an A Team to Analyze/Assess, Advise & create Action plans, and best of all these services are offered free of charge to area businesses. Lorraine Allen, Regional Director for the Small Business Development Center at the College of New Jersey notes that "this program is fully supported by their tax dollars. The businesses are entitled to this benefit and we have found it can make a real difference between stalling and moving forward".  For additional information about this program, please contact Lindsey Bohra, Executive Director of Lawrenceville Main Street via e-mail at director@lawrencevillemainstreet.com.

Lawrenceville Main Street is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to fostering a sense of community. The organization operates under the laws of the State of New Jersey as a private, 501 c (3) non-profit corporation, whose purpose is to work to enhance the economy, appearance, and image of Lawrence Township, by organizing events, building partnerships, and cultivating the business environment. To find out more about Lawrenceville Main Street Please visit our website at  www.lawrencevillemainstreet.com

America’s Small Business Development Center – New Jersey at The College of New Jersey (ASBDC-NJ @ TCNJ) is part of the statewide/nationwide network of small business development centers designed to provide free and confidential small business management counseling and low-cost comprehensive training workshops to assist the small business communities in greater Mercer County. The ASBDC-NJ network is the premier provider of comprehensive services and programs for small businesses in New Jersey. You can learn more about the ASBDC-NJ network at www.njsbdc.com.

Editor, please note, Lawrenceville Main Street is a non-profit volunteer organization and is not a municipal office of the Township of Lawrence.

womenRYSE Announces Princeton, New Jersey Yoga & Running Training

Coach’s training gives women a way to set themselves apart with a running + yoga fitness program

(Skillman, NJ)  Princeton Center for Yoga & Health welcomes the womenRYSE coach’s training September 6-7, 2014 to learn the R.Y.S.E. (Running, Yoga, Social, Empowerment) methodology so that people can bring the program back to their communities. The program runs Saturday, September 6, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, September 7, 9:00 – 5:00 pm. Cost is $395/$295 if paid by August 11.

The practice of running and yoga has been integrated into a new and innovative fitness program, womenRYSE. By integrating the practice of yoga with the physical and mental commitment to running, women have been able to transform focus and ability to realize fitness goals. The two approaches, running and yoga, are complementary. The discipline and mental strength training that is underlying in a yoga practice is critical in unlocking the body’s potential. The repetitive nature of running and balance necessary is meditation in motion as well as an expression of the power of movement as practiced in yoga.

During the weekend, womenRYSE trains active women to offer an 8-week running + yoga program so they can begin to earn extra income as a RYSE coach. womenRYSE coaches are active in their communities while they motivate and inspire other women to become fit.  By attending the one-of-a- kind Running + Yoga Coaches Training weekend, women will gain a deeper knowledge of run coaching and yoga practices.  They will learn a proven system for success in fitness and business and earn extra income doing what they already love...running and yoga.

“The practice of yoga has been an essential component of my physical training as a runner”, says Tara Comer, Advanced Level Yoga Teacher, USA Triathlon Coach and founder of womenRYSE. “Only through my yoga practice have I been able to understand the power and grace of the mind-body connection. Learning to incorporate intention, breath, and strength into movement has enhanced my running and my life.”

Visit www.princetonyoga.com for more details on upcoming workshops and to register.

 

Cotsen Children's Library Announces 1st Birthday Contest for Their Blog

Pop Goes the Page, the Cotsen Children's Library's creative literacy blog, is celebrating its 1st birthday in August, and we're having a birthday contest to celebrate! Here's how it works. Send us your artistic birthday well-wishes, and the selected winner will receive a $150 online shopping spree at Discount School Supply! The birthday wishes can take the form of a card, photo, adorable cupcake, artistic sculpture, song – whatever you desire.

Entries for the Pop Goes the Page birthday contest must arrive by Friday, July 25th at 5pm. The winner will be featured in our Friday, August 1st post. Complete contest details can be found here:

https://blogs.princeton.edu/popgoesthepage/2014/07/01/1st-birthday-contest/

 

Job Announcement - New Horizon Treatment Services

New Horizon Treatment Services

Program Aide

Job Announcement

 

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Secures premises by patrolling property; inspecting buildings, equipment, and entry points
  • Experience in security processes, safety awareness, loss prevention, maintenance and janitorial response
  • Ability to follow oral or written instructions and generate written reports
  • Valid driver’s license
  • A Commercial Driver’s License is a plus

 

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Responsible for maintenance and security
  • Ensure daily maintenance checklist book is completed daily and weekly.
  • Inventory facility and janitorial supplies and respond to levels for re-ordering purposes
  •   Assist with managing, conducting, and documenting fire drills on at least a quarterly basis
  •   Maintain a safe working environment and report unsafe conditions to supervisor
  • Responsible for ensuring all safety equipment is in good working order and condition.

 

SALARY

  • Commensurate with experience.  Health benefits, retirement savings plan, life insurance, long/short term disability insurance, paid time off programs and flexible work schedule hours.

 

PLEASE SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO

 

TRACY SIMMONS-HART

132 PERRY STREET

TRENTON, NEW JERSEY08831

609-394-8988 ex. 13

Email: Tracy.Simmonshart@nhts.net

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Princeton Center for Plastic Surgery & Medispa Announces Beauty 360 Expo

Princeton Center for Plastic Surgery & Medispa Announces Beauty 360 Expo

 

Princeton Center for Plastic Surgery & Medispa 
                May is "Beautiful You" Month               
At our Expo: Touchstone Crystal
You're invited to an exclusive Shopping Event with Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski.  There will be Prizes, Give-aways.. to make your summer shine.  Receive 30% off any item on orders over $100.  Enter for a chance to win a $50 Touchstone Crystal Gift Certificate.  Bring a friend and be entered for a chance to win a prize. For more information contact Jackie Dickerson at jdjewels0405@gmail.com or www.mytouchstonecrystal.com/jdjewels

 

Princeton Center for Plastic Surgery & Medispa

Thomas A. Leach, M.D.
932 State Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
609-921-7161

 

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County Announces The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting

An informal group for Grandmas and Grandpas, Bubbies and Zaydes, Nanas and Papas

Dates: 5 Monday afternoons, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

Time: 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: West Windsor Arts Council, 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

No Fee!

Contact: Pre-registration required to Lara Wellerstein at 609-987-8100 or laraw@jfcsonline.org

Description: This free group will provide a comfortable, non-judgmental, confidential space for people in all stages of grandparenting to explore issues of mutual interest. Co-led by Susan Flaster, RN, BSN, MPA, CMCN, a grandmother of five, and Cindy Kramer, MEd, MSW, grandmother of four. Topics may include but are not limited to:

·         Establishing boundaries

·         Maintaining a relationship with your child and nurturing a relationship with his/her spouse

·         Grandparenting in an interfaith family

·         Staying connected across the miles

·         The challenges of being a “Granny-Nanny”

·         Feelings associated with being the “other” grandparents

·         The challenges of maintaining relationships with grandchildren after a divorce

·         Dealing with disparity in financial resources within extended families

·         Handling holidays

Secure@Home and Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County Announce New Caregiver Support Group for Those Under the Age of 70

Secure@Home and Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County have announced the launch of a new Caregiver Support Group for Those Under the Age of 70.  Providing care for an aging or ill spouse, parent, relative or friend can be challenging.  This non-sectarian caregiver support group is specially geared to those under the age of 70.  It will provide tips, techniques and resources to help you live your life while supporting your loved one. This group will be facilitated by Chaplain Beverly Rubman.  Open to the community.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

When:

Begins on Tuesday, May 13 and will be held every other Tuesday

Time:

10:15 a.m.—11:15 a.m.

Where:

The Jewish Center in the Adult Library (435 Nassau Street, Princeton)

To register contact Beth Englezos at:

bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8121, ext. 126 

Trenton Cats Rescue (TCR) Announces 2 Adoption Events in May

Two weekends in May are all about pet adoptions, as Trenton Cats Rescue (TCR) sees it. During the second event, May 17-18, those adoptions will include both cats and dogs.

  

From Friday, May 2-Sunday, May 4, TCR invites kind people ready to open their hearts and homes to adopt a cat for mother’s day – and maybe for a mother!

 

Trenton Cats will have lots of cats on hand that weekend, all looking for (and deserving) “loving forever homes.” Check the website for details: www.TrentonCats.org.

 

Then comes a mid-month “Spring Pet-acular,” co-sponsored by Trenton Cats Rescue with PetSmart Charities at PetSmart, 4180 US 1, Monmouth Junction. Animal rescue groups from the tri-state area will team up to reach a great goal for pets: forever homes for 200 cats and dogs. (You read that right: 200 of them.) 

 

On Saturday, May 17, from 9-5 and Sunday, May 18, from 10-5, adoptable pets will be at PetSmart, hoping to go home at the end of the day. TCR’s website (www.TrentonCats.org) includes details about the Spring Pet-acular, including pre-approval for adopting.

 

Save the dates – and take home a pet who needs you.

Princeton Forrestal Village Announces Farm Fresh Friday Market

Local Vendors to Highlight Weekly Marketplace

 

PRINCETON, NJ  April 24, 2014 Princeton Forrestal Village (PFV) announced today its roster for this summer’s farm-to-table Farmers Market, which will be held every Friday from 11:00am to 2:00pm beginning June 6, 2014, and running through the end of September.  The open-air, all-weather market will include an eclectic mix of locally-produced fruits and vegetables, meats, honey, cheeses and fresh dairy products, preserves, tea blends, pies, cupcakes, baked goods, and much more.

 

This is a real opportunity for families throughout the Plainsboro/Princeton region to connect with local farmers and food producers, and to experience the great fresh produce and products that are grown and made here in Central New Jersey.  Along with an exciting list of vendors, the Friday Market will also feature cooking classes, a recipe-packed e-newsletter, and a new Food Blog available at pfvillage.com/fm.

 

Participating farms and businesses now include:

·      Beechtree Farm, grassfed meats, eggs and honey,

·      Double Brook Farm, cured meats, “farmstead” jarred foods and bread,

·      Fulper Family Farmstead, sustainably-farmed dairy products, including cheeses and yogurts,

·      Herb N Zest, natural artisan foods,

·      Lillipies, locally-sourced seasonal pies, focaccia, brioche and other baked goods,

·      Rolling Hills Farm, “Beyond Organic” fresh-farmed vegetables,

·      Robson’s Farm, farm fresh fruits and vegetables,

·      Stults Farm, farm fresh fruits and vegetables,

·      Taking Tea In Style, custom-blended teas, and iced teas,

·      Tre Piani Restaurant, fresh, made-to-order mozzarella, and slow-food recipes,

·      Unionville Vineyards, award-winning artisanal wines.

 

The Market will be held in the Plaza of Princeton Forrestal Village between CanDo Fitness and Tre Piani Restaurant.  Open and covered parking is plentiful and free throughout the site.  Princeton Forrestal Village is located on US Route One South and College Road West next to Princeton’s Westin International Hotel and Conference Center.  For more information visit PFVILLAGE.com online, or call 609.799.7400.

 

 

PRINCETON FORRESTAL VILLAGE (PFV) is Central New Jersey’s Premier Mixed-Use Address featuring a highly successful combination of Shopping, Dining, Medical/Healthcare, Office and Service sectors.  PFV offers many great amenities to the Princeton region, as well as close proximity to all the area’s renowned hospital systems, including the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.  The Village is conveniently located on US Route One South at College Road West between Princeton and Plainsboro, NJ, with easy access to every major transportation artery along the Northeast Corridor.


 

Hamilton Jewelers Announces Digital Mother's Day Video Contest

Hamilton Jewelers has launched a digital campaign to allow guests to vote for their mom as ‘the best’ with a video contest.    The campaign, “my mom is the best” will launch on April 18th, 3 weeks prior to Mother’s Day weekend.  The contest will encourage families and/or children to video-tape a short testimonial about why they believe their mom is the greatest.  All videos will be posted to Hamilton’s Facebook page and voted upon by thousands of fans and friends.  Guests can upload their video to YouTube, Vine, or Instagram using #HamiltonMyMomIsTheBest and then submit their entry via Hamilton’s Facebook page.

 

There will be a Grand prize winner, a 1st place winner, and a runner-up.  Each will win parts of a beautiful jewelry prize package valued at over $2,500.  Prizes include designer jewelry and fragrance; no purchase is necessary to enter.

 

“For many years, Hamilton has enjoyed hosting a ‘greatest mom’ contest through good, old-fashioned letter writing from kids”, says Hamilton’s Vice President, Donna Bouchard.  “But with the digital age, we have decided to add some fun technology to the promotion and let kids really show their personalities.”

 

Hamilton will be setting up a video camera in their Princeton store during a special event on Saturday, May 10th, to help guests record their video.  Everyone will receive their personal video on a flash drive to take home to Mom, too!

 

Hamilton Jewelers is a family-owned and operated firm with locations in New Jersey and Palm Beach, Florida.  The company is internationally recognized for outstanding client service, quality, and value.  More information can be found at hamiltonjewelers.com/mymomisthebest or facebook.com/hamiltonjeweler.

Jackeez Announces New Blog - Invites Public to Post Post Post

We are very excited to announce we are enabling our Jackeez Blog on the site.
This blog will link directly into our Tumbler account and we want to hear what you have to say:


You are invited to submit blog entries on a wide variety of topics related to Jackeez and our community. 
We hope to get your recipes, and your ideas on everything related to what you’re producing and what you think of the evolution of small producers. We also want your personal and professional profiles, as you see yourself.
 
You won’t believe how much people want to know about you.  It’s time our Jackeez customers and visitors to the site got to know you better.   So, please don’t be shy – and if you are – ask your friends, neighbors, mother-in-law to do it for you, I’m sure they would have a lot to say.

We can’t wait to start receiving your submissions.  Please send to info@jackeez.com. and thank you.
The Jackeez Team

Montgomery Township Announces Municipal Offices Closing Early Tues and Delayed Opening Wed

 Montgomery Twp. municipal offices will close for business Tues. Jan 21st at 2:30 PM and will reopen on Wed. Jan 22nd at 10 AM, due to weather-related travel conditions. All meetings scheduled for Tues. evening, including Zoning Board of Adjustment and Licensed Appeals Board, are cancelled. 

Please use caution if you must drive.  Please see PSE&G info on storm readiness below.  Please remember that parking on public streets is not allowed while streets are snow covered.  Also, please remember not to shovel or blow snow into the street and please do not pile snow to the left of your driveway, where it may be plowed back into your driveway. The road crews are out now and will be working for the duration of the storm and beyond to clear the roads. Thank you to all residents for their cooperation. 

 

Barbour Announces Matching Donation as Part of Annual Coat Drive

For the sixth year, Barbour is partnering with One Warm Coat to host its annual coat drive to benefit the communities surrounding Barbour’s retail locations. To give back this holiday season, Barbour has committed to donate a sweater or shirt for every coat turned in at a Barbour retail store.

Looking for a way to extend their contribution, Barbour chose to pledge a sweater or shirt to make a deeper impact on the local charities. In past years, Barbour has offered a discount off a new jacket for those who donated a coat at a Barbour store.

“Our commitment to match every coat donation with a Barbour shirt or sweater turns the focus back on the true meaning of this program and that is to give back to those in our neighborhoods and communities in need of assistance during this holiday season.” said Christopher Sapienza, Head of Barbour Retail, North America. “We hope our customers will help us meet our goal of collecting 1,500 coats at Barbour retail stores to trigger a donation of 1,500 shirts or sweaters to our charity partners.” 

Beginning Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, Barbour’s retail locations will be accepting any worn coat in wearable condition for men or women.  All coats collected will be donated to each store’s local charity partner and distributed directly to local area residents in need. The following charities have been selected:


1517 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, Pa. – St. Johns Hospice

Suburban Square in Ardmore, Pa. – Community Angel Foundation

67 Palmer Square West in Princeton, N.J. – Catholic Charities



Join Barbour and support those in need this winter by dropping off coats during regular store hours at your local Barbour store. Local Barbour store hours can be found at www.Barbour.com/us. 

About One Warm Coat:
One Warm Coat is a community service effort assisting in the collection of clean, reusable coats and jackets for donation to local individuals free of charge. Since its inception in 1992, close to three million coats have been collected and distributed to those in need at no cost. 

About Barbour:
As Barbour enters its second century of operations, the company pledges to continue to meet the needs of its customers through growth and new product introductions, while also adhering to the standards of quality established by John Barbour more than 100 years ago.

J. Barbour & Sons is a century-old British company headquartered in South Shields, England.  They produce a complete line of lifestyle clothing inspired by the British Countryside … most notably waxed cotton and quilted jackets, and a full range of contemporary and classic knitwear, shirts, trousers, headwear and accessories.  The Heritage collection draws inspiration from Barbour’s rich archives taking key features from iconic pieces and styling them with a twist to create garments for today.  A family-held business, Barbour employs more than 500 people worldwide and owns and operates one factory in South Shields, England.  Consumers are invited to call Barbour Inc., the U.S. subsidiary in Milford, NH at 800.338.3474 for a catalog or a name of a local retailer, or visit the Barbour Web site at www.Barbour.com.

Princeton Chamber Announces Ben Weiss, Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year
Ben Weiss, Founder & CEO,
Bai Brands, LLC

 

The vision came to Ben while sitting at his cubicle at a Boston bank in 1992, upon graduating from Boston University's School of Management. His days would start at a local coffee bar with a hot cup of coffee. That morning coffee was habitually the best part of his day. He knew in his heart that he wanted to participate in the amazing transformation that was taking place and help pioneer the new age of coffee.

 

When Ben created bai Antioxidant Infusions in August of 2009, he finally found his place within the coffee culture by sourcing the once forgotten fruit of the coffee bean and raising awareness about its healthful properties - an antioxidant-rich ingredient he was first to introduce into the beverage space. With thousands of retail partners on both the East and West coasts of the US, bai is now pioneering the "new healthy", a 5 calorie, 100% natural antioxidant infusion with mainstream taste.

 

Ben is a beverage entrepreneur that truly loves what he does and, more importantly, is a proud family man. He currently lives in Princeton with his wife Danna and two children.  

 

SAVE THE DATE
 
Wednesday, December 4th
TPC Jasna Polana
5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
 
RSVP now for the 2013 Business Leadership Awards Gala 
to celebrate all of our honorees:
 
Bob Carr, Chairman & CEO, Heartland Payment Systems
Bernie Flynn, President & CEO, NJM Insurance Company
Linda Meisel, Executive Director, Jewish Family & Children's Service
Ben Weiss, Founder & CEO, Bai Brands, LLC

 

 

 

Secure@Home Announces New Caregiver Support Group

 

NEW CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP For Those Helping Loved Ones Who Are Under the Age of 70

Providing care for an aging or ill spouse, parent, relative or friend can be challenging.  This new 8-week caregiver support group is specially geared to those who are taking care of someone who is under the age of 70.  It will provide tips, techniques and resources to help caregivers live their life while supporting their loved one. The non-sectarian group will be facilitated by Chaplain Beverly Rubman.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.  

8-Week Program will meet on the following Tuesdays:

November 19, 2013   

November 26, 2013               

December 3, 2013     

December 10, 2013   

December 17, 2013

January 7, 2014

January 14, 2014

January 21, 2014

Time:  10:15 a.m.—11:15 a.m.

Where:  The Jewish Center in the Adult Library (435 Nassau Street, Princeton)

Register:  Contact Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8121, ext. 126

Secure@Home is a non-profit, non-sectarian program offering an umbrella of services to help older adults age safely, independently and comfortably in their own homes. 

Announcements & Events from Hopewell Senior Services

BOOK GROUP

 

The Hopewell Valley Senior Book Group will be meeting at the Hopewell Valley Senior Center, 395 Reading St. in Pennington on Monday, October 7 from 1-2:30pm.  Diane Miller of Mercer County Library will be leading a discussion of Lisa Scottoline’s Killer Smile. The book is available at the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library. Pre-registration encouraged for first time participants by contacting Hopewell Valley Senior Services at (609)737-0605, ext. 692 or awaugh@hopewelltwp.org.

 

SOCIAL BRIDGE

 

Would you like to get back into playing bridge after many years? Are you a beginner who would like to practice in a relaxed setting? This October a social bridge group will be forming at the senior center. This group will meet weekly for the rest of 2013 on Mondays (except 10/14 and 11/11) from 2:30-4:30pm at the Hopewell Valley Senior Center, 395 Reading St. in Pennington. All experience levels welcome, including people with no experience. Pre-registration for first time players recommended by contacting Hopewell Valley Senior Services at (609)737-0605, ext. 692 or awaugh@hopewelltwp.org.

 

GENERATION CONNECTION: TECH TIME

 

Would you like to learn how to text?  Use your new laptop or ipad?  Attach a photo to an email?  If you answered yes to any of these questions or have other technology questions stop by the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road in Pennington on Tuesday, October 8 from 3-4pm. Tech savvy teens will be on hand to answer your questions and offer demonstrations. This is a program from Generation Connection, a project that promotes connecting people across generations. Registration required by October 4th by contacting Hopewell Valley Senior Services at 737-0605, ext. 692 or awaugh@hopewelltwp.org.

 

KNITTING AND CROCHETING GROUP

 

The knitting and crocheting group will be meeting on October 9 and October 23. Bring your own project, pattern, and materials. All ages and skill levels welcome. Pre-registration for first time participants encouraged by contacting Hopewell Valley Senior Services at (609)737-0605, ext. 692 or awaugh@hopewelltwp.org.

 

SENIOR LUNCH AT TIMBERLANE MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                                                                      

Enjoy a meal at Timberlane Middle School while being entertained by band music and artwork from Central High School students. The Senior Lunch is going to be held on Wednesday, October 16 from 12:30-1:30pm.  The school is located at 51 South Timberlane Drive in Pennington. This event is sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Education Foundation.   Registration required for lunch by calling the Hopewell Township Recreation Department at 737-3753 by October 9.

 

Hamilton Jewelers Announces New Engagement Ring Builder and Shopping Apps

Princeton, NJ-- September 25, 2013— Hamilton Jewelers announces the launch of, “With This Ring…”, a fun and interactive engagement ring builder app. The easy to use format will walk couples through the process of designing the ideal engagement ring. The journey begins by selecting one of Hamilton’s extensive engagement ring selections, offering everything from a classic solitaire to the timeless 3 stone-setting. The app is compatible with both iPads and iPhones, and has a style for everyone. After selecting a style, the user will be prompted to select the loose diamond based on parameters of cut, color, and clarity for their GIA certified diamond.

While it’s enjoyable to design a one-of-a-kind rings, Hamilton recognizes the importance of such a milestone purchase. Therefore, the app also provides educational information such as the 4 C’s; cut, clarity, color, and carat weight. To address the romantic side of this momentous occasion, Hamilton has included many novel proposal ideas to help any nervous groom pop the question in a memorable way. Guests can also bookmark their favorite designs, save rings as they design, and enjoy videos showing Hamilton craftsmanship. 

“With this ring…” joins the Hamilton Jewelers portfolio of iPad and iPhone apps, also including the iCatalog+ app, which allows users to browse and shop the latest Hamilton catalogs. The home section features a slideshow of the latest images and products. After selecting an item, guests can double tap the image to share socially, learn product information, or purchase the selected product. Both apps are available for download now, simply search Hamilton Jewelers in the iTunes App Store to begin your Hamilton experience. Since 1912, Hamilton has helped generations of brides and grooms commemorate this important milestone and looks forward to continuing this tradition in the digital age.

Montgomery Announces Changed Polling Locations

CHANGE TO POLLING PLACES FOR VOTERS IN DISTRICTS 2, 3 & 4

 

Effective immediately and for all elections going forward indefinitely, registered voters in Districts #2, 3 and 4 will no longer vote at the Princeton Elks Lodge #2129 on Rt. 518 in Blawenburg section of Montgomery. 

 

District #2 will vote at:

 

Blawenburg Firehouse

529 ROUTE 518 
MONTGOMERY TWP, 08504

 

Districts 3 & 4 will vote at:

 

Otto Kaufman Community Center
356 Skillman Road
Skillman, NJ 08558

 

All other districts will continue to vote in their same polling locations.

 

If you have forgotten the number of your voting district and/or your polling location, please check your sample ballot when it arrives in the mail in advance of the upcoming Special Primary Election for Office of U.S. Senate on August 13th. Please note that this is a permanent change.

Palmer Square Announces Summer Sidewalk Sale & Live Music on the Green August 16 - 18

Check out three days of great deals from some of your favorite merchants on the Square:

Botari
Brooks Brothers
Bucks County Dry Goods
Dandelion
The Farmhouse Store
Indigo by Shannon Connor Interiors
Jack Wills
jaZams
kate spade new york
Kitchen Kapers
Lace Silhouettes Lingerie
Lindt
Luxaby Baby & Child
Palm Place,
a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store
Princeton Corkscrew Wine Shop
Princeton Soup & Sandwich Co.
Urban Grace
Urban Outfitters

Plus, live music on the Green:

Friday, Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabrossa, 5:00-7:00pm
Saturday, Richard Reiter Swing Band, 2:00-4:00pm
Sunday, Nassau Brass, 1:00-3:00pm

Barbour Announces Palmer Square Pop-up Store

Barbour Inc., the North American subsidiary of J. Barbour & Sons, Ltd., UK, announced today details of the opening of a POP-UP store in Princeton, NJ. The POP-UP store will open on August 1. The 786 square feet space located at 67 Palmer Square West will carry Barbour’s Lifestyle and Classic collections.

“When you purchase a Barbour jacket you’re not only getting a jacket that will last a lifetime but you are buying a lifestyle,” said Tom Hooven, General Manager for Barbour Inc., North America. “And this lifestyle is inherent to Princeton.”

Other Barbour retail locations include: 1047 Madison Avenue and 123 Wooster Street in New York, NY; 134 Newbury Street in Boston, MA; 1517 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA; Suburban Square in Ardmore, PA; 2331 M Street, Washington, D.C.; and 2042 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL.

About Barbour

As Barbour enters its second century of operations, the company pledges to continue to meet the needs of its customers through growth and new product introductions, while also adhering to the standards of quality established by John Barbour more than 100 years ago.

 

J. Barbour & Sons is a century-old British company headquartered in South Shields, England.  They produce a complete line of lifestyle clothing inspired by the British Countryside … most notably waxed cotton and quilted jackets, and a full range of contemporary and classic knitwear, shirts, trousers, headwear and accessories. The Heritage collection draws inspiration from Barbour's rich archives taking key features from iconic pieces and styling them with a twist to create garments for today.  A family-held business, Barbour employs more than 500 people worldwide and owns and operates one factory in South Shields, England.  Consumers are invited to call Barbour, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary in Milford, NH, at 800-338-3474, for a catalog or a name of a local retailer, or visit the Barbour Web site at www.barbour.com.

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Palmer Square Announces New Store Opening, Music and More!

July not only brings fireworks and barbeques, but it also brings live music to the Square and our newest store coming soon, Rojo's Roastery! In the midst of your fun month, be sure to stop by our stores and restaurants for their Summer sales and promotions. And, have you heard?...you can park FREE Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with a yellow validation ticket. Just be sure to enter either our Chambers Street or Hulfish Street garages after 4:30pm and exit before 10pm.

Park FREE in Princeton!

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, if you enter either our Chambers St. or Hulfish St. garages after 4:30pm and exit before 10pm, your parking will be FREE. Simply ask one of our stores or restaurants for a yellow validation ticket and present it to the garage attendee upon exiting. No purchase necessary!

 

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Wed, 10am-6pm
Thursday, 10am-8:30pm
Friday, 10am-8:30pm
Saturday, 10am-6pm
Sunday, Noon-5pm

Many stores and restaurants may open earlier or close later. Please be sure to visit the individual merchant pages to check hours of their location.

Coming Soon

ROJO'S ROASTERY

Opening July 2013

33 Palmer Square West
A small batch artisan coffee roaster procuring the finest specialty Arabica coffee beans available anywhere in the world.

Events

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES

Saturdays in July & August
2-4pm
On the Green

Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.

Click here for band line-up.

In Store Sales & Happenings

KITCHEN KAPERS

- Nespresso U Now: $179
- Nespresso U with Aeroccino Now: $229
- $50 cash back on Kitchen Aid Bowl Lift Mixer Purchase. Mail-in Rebate
- $30 cash back on Kitchen Aid Artisan/Tilt Head Mixer Purchase. Mail-in-Rebate
- Vita Mix Container Special: Purchase a Dry or Wet Container for $50.00 (REG. $144.00) With the Purchase of ANY VITAMIX blender

LINDT

- 100 Lindor truffles for $30 – mix your own custom assortment
- Selected gift boxes: buy one get one free
- Spend $30 and get a half-pound bag of select European chocolate for $5 (usually $15)

LUXABY BABY AND CHILD

Receive 25% off full price items.

MEDITERRA

Tapas Time Happy Hour

- Monday – Thursday 4:30 – 6:30 
  $2 Tapas
- Monday – Thursday 9pm – till closing
  $2 Tapas & $7 Glass Wines

Bar & Taverna Only

NASSAU INN

Get crackin' on planning your 2013 Holiday Party!

Book your holiday party at Nassau Inn by Friday, August 30, 2013 and receive complimentary enhancements for your event:
- Poinsettia centerpieces
- Gingerbread cookie favors for each guest

Click here for details.

THE PAPERY OF PRINCETON

50% off envelope addressing services* with the purchase of any invitation or announcement.

Computer calligraphy adds that special touch. Match the font and color of your invite with the address on the front of your envelope!

*Call or stop by for details. Address list must be submitted in required format or additional fees for correcting list may apply.

PRINCETON SOUP & SANDWICH COMPANY

Receive 10% off your first catering order for your office or party.

RALPH LAUREN

Save an additional 25% off already reduced merchandise.

SALON PURE

Book now with Katie or Shaun for:

Women's haircut $35
Men's haircut $25
Partial Highlights $95
Color $65

Call for an appointment: 609.683.8384

URBAN GRACE

Save big on apparel.  Sale racks marked 30%, 50% and 75% off

WINBERIE'S RESTAURANT & BAR

- In the Biz Night - Tuesday's
- Weyerbacher Mini Tap Takeover
- Facebook Appreciation Night

Click here for details.

YANKEE DOODLE TAP ROOM

- Happy Hour Specials
- The Patio is now open!
- Burger & Beer - Every Day
- Tweet Your Seat
- $4 Beer Tastings - Giveaways 6-8PM
- Rhyme and Reason - Live Music
- Books On Tap
- Bai5 and Stoli Premium Flavors
- NJ Craft beer club
- "I Made History" Promotion
- McCarter Theatre Program Offer
- Foursquare

Click here for details.

JOBS ON THE SQUARE!

Attention Job Seekers: We’ve just updated our listings.

Click here for details.

 

NEW PALMER SQUARE APP

Download Palmer Square's NEW mobile app available at the app store for exclusive deals and more.

Social MediaPalmer Square Source

Hopewell Valley Senior Services Announces PC’S DEMYSTIFIED in June

Increase your technology skills this June. The Hopewell Valley Senior Foundation and Hopewell Valley Senior Services are offering a three session course on Tuesdays, June 4, June 18, and June 25th from 3 to 4pm at the Hopewell Valley Senior Center, 395 Reading St. in Pennington.

These sessions will be geared towards complete beginners or novices who want to increase their confidence with computers. Learn the basics in a comfortable atmosphere.  PC’s will be provided and the course will take place in a small group setting. 

Joshua Cintron, President of Sight & Sound since 1968 will be the instructor for these sessions. Citron has computer science degrees from Columbia and NYU.  He has been active in professional programming, consulting and designing databases and computerized systems since 1974. His clients have included Merrill Lynch, Dow Jones, Swiss Bank, Con Edison, Columbia and Princeton University.  Cost is $15 per person for all three sessions. Registration required by contacting Hopewell Valley Senior Services at (609)737-0605, ext. 692 or awaugh@hopewelltwp.

JACK WILLS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF BEST SUMMER JOB IN AMERICA

JACK WILLS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF BEST SUMMER JOB IN AMERICA
Erin Williams, a Princeton University student, is one of the five finalists and will be spending her summer living and working for Jack Wills in Southampton!


Jack Wills has been searching the country for candidates for one of the most coveted internships this side of the pond. Over 5,000 students applied, and only 10 were invited to Boston and Martha's Vineyard for an intensive interview weekend, complete with a scavenger hunt and case study presentation to Jack Wills executives. Click here for a video of the finalists during their whirlwind interview weekend.

April 22, 2013 – Greenwich, CT – Jack Wills, the UK-based brand known for creating “Fabulously British” apparel and accessories for well-heeled collegiate preps, announced today that five lucky winners have been chosen from over 5,000 applicants for its third Best Summer Job in America contest. 

Studying communications, Boston College’s Griff Stark-Ennis wowed with his video, and plans on pursuing a career in fashion or entertainment.  Marketing major Alyson Murphy is a student at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, as well as an accomplished equestrian.  Princeton University student, Erin Williams, is a lifelong avid athlete studying for her Bachelor of Arts degree. Attending Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Kalyn Conley would like to forge a career in the fashion industry.   Annelise Gates is a student at Brown University who aspires to one day run her own retail and brand marketing firm. 

The five winners were selected after a two and a half week process comprised of applications, essays, video submissions, a public voting portion, and one final interview weekend.  On April 12th, ten candidates converged on Boston and Martha's Vineyard to compete in their last round of challenges and interviews.  Kicking off with a historical Boston-centric scavenger hunt competition and Jack Wills trivia contest, the weekend culminated with individual case-study presentations in front of Jack Wills executives in Martha's Vineyard.  

Their upcoming duties as Seasonnaire interns will officially begin on May 28th upon their arrival at a designated Jack Wills seasonal store location (Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Newport, Chatham, and Southampton), followed by a whirlwind two-day trip to New York City on June 3rd.  From there, they will fly directly to the UK to meet with the company’s founders, receive extensive media and marketing training, and attend the Jack Wills Varsity Polo event in London.

Jack Wills "Seasonnaires" are ambassadors for the brand who live the Jack Wills lifestyle, encapsulating a modern British prep aesthetic with a hint of slightly off-kilter cool. The five Seasonnaire interns will spend their summer hanging out on the beach, sailing and surfing during the day, hosting parties in town at night, and learning how to market one of the U.S.’s fastest growing retail brands.

 

 

 

 

 

Landmarks Commission Announces 8th Annual Preservation Grant Program

The Montgomery Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce the eighth year of its annual Preservation Grant Program.  The program provides grant money for maintenance/restoration of the exterior of structures that are designated local historic structures or are located in a local historic district in Montgomery Township.  If a home meets these criteria, its owners are eligible to apply for a Preservation Grant.

 

The Preservation Grant Program was initiated because structures of historic value have been lost due to lack of maintenance, particularly water leaks.  Examples of eligible projects include roofing, flashing, gutters, windows, siding, and trim materials.  In addition, the Landmarks Commission believes that it is reasonable to provide some assistance for homeowners who have agreed to have their homes designated as local historic sites.  The preservation of historic homes is a benefit for the entire community.

 

The budget for this program is modest.  The grants are small and are limited to the costs of materials only (no labor costs.)  Depending on the availability of funds, the grants may cover only a part of the material costs.

 

The application deadline this year is June 5, 2013 and all work must be completed by December 1, 2013.  Inquiries and requests for applications can be directed to landmarks@twp.montgomery.nj.us or contact the Montgomery Twp. Planning Department at 908-359-8211.   The application may also be downloaded from the Montgomery Twp. website at www.montgomery.nj.us.  See bulletins.

 

Hopewell Valley Seniors Services Announces The Artists’ Choice Group in April

Connect with other area artists to be inspired, discuss technique, learn about local art events, and most of all, make some art! The Artists’ Choice Group will be meeting on April 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 1-4pm at the Hopewell Valley Senior Center at 395 Reading St. in Pennington. The group is open to anyone who is interested in working on their art, and artists in the group use a variety of media. The group is facilitated by local residents, Bob Barish and Sue Ewart. Please bring your own supplies and project. First time registration recommended by contacting Hopewell Valley Seniors Services at (609)737-0605, ext. 692 or awaugh@hopewelltwp.org.

 

Foreign Policy Research Institute Announces Establishment of Princeton Committee, Commences Princeton Briefings Series

(Princeton, NJ): The Foreign Policy Research Institute (www.FPRI.org), a prominent Philadelphia-based think tank, has announced its expansion to Princeton with a series of international affairs talks, tagged the Princeton Briefings, that began in January 2013.  FPRI's Princeton Committee is directed by John R. Haines, a Princeton resident and FPRI Trustee, and advised by a committee of prominent scholars and international affairs experts.

Each Princeton Briefing focuses on a single topic, from cyber warfare to emerging Asia-Pacific maritime security challenges.  An intimate, salon-like setting allows the presenter to test her or his views and thoughts in a lively, often rigorous, exchange with the audience, who together discuss and probe the evening's question in depth and detail.  FPRI's Princeton Briefings are open to FPRI members, and by invitation to Princeton residents with an interest in international affairs.  Members of the former Princeton chapter of the American Committees of Foreign Relations, now formally part of FPRI, are also welcomed.

FPRI was founded in 1955 by noted American diplomat and scholar, Robert Strausz-Hupé, on the premise that "a nation must think before it acts."  Rigorously nonpartisan, FPRI is devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance US national interests, and to fitting events into the larger historical and cultural context of international politics.  It conducts research into geopolitics, international relations and international security in the various regions of the world as well as on ethnic conflict, U.S. national security, and terrorism. 

FPRI consistently ranks among the world's most influential think tanks.  Its Board of Advisors is chaired by Walter A. McDougall, Ph.D., the Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Pulitzer Prize winning author.  In January 2012, FPRI was named a top 20 "Best Small Think Tanks Worldwide", the only U.S. think tank so named in this annual survey of over 1,950 scholars, donors, policy makers, and journalists ranking more than 6,500 think tanks worldwide. 

FPRI has consistently sought out and promoted diverse opinions and critical thinking on emerging and long-term policy issues.  The Philadelphia-based think tank's expansion will expose Princeton residents to thought leaders at the leading edge of shaping public policy, especially from the emerging generation of foreign policy leadership.

The Princeton Committee of the Foreign Policy Research Institute is headquartered on Palmer Square in downtown Princeton.  It has scheduled three briefings through April, to be held at the Present Day Club at 72 Stockton Street in Princeton.

·      Thursday, February 21, 6-8pm: Dominic Tierney, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College, will discuss his recent book, How We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires, and the American Way of War.

 

·      Thursday, March 21, 6-8pm: Aaron L. Friedberg, Ph.D., Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and author of A Contest for Supremacy: China, America and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia  will discuss "Coping with the Rise of China;"

 

·      Thursday, April 11, 6-8pm: Vanessa Neumann, Ph.D., a Senior Fellow in both FPRI's Program on National Security and its Center for the Study of Terrorism, will discuss "Crime-Terror Pipelines: The Case of Iran and Latin America."

 

For more information or to register, contact 215-732-3774, ext 303 or events@fpri.org. For more information on FPRI's mission, research and outreach, and a list of its current and forthcoming presentations, visit the FPRI website at www.FPRI.org.

 

CYBERGISTICS ANNOUNCES LEASE OF WAREHOUSE SPACE IN HAMILTON, NJ Expanded capacity will accommodate company’s growth

PRINCETON, NJ January 17, 2013 – Cybergistics LLC announced today the lease of
additional space in the newly renovated Studio Park complex in Hamilton, NJ. The
additional 10,000 square feet of warehouse space, plus additional office and imaging
space, will be outfitted over the next 90 days to suit the needs of Cybergistics and its
clients before move-in date on April 1, 2013.


Cybergistics, which operates its primary warehouse out of Neptune, NJ, has long
provided document storage and imaging services to health industry clients. The
company has recently expanded its focus to other sectors, including law and accounting
firms in the NJ/NY/PA region.


“The Hamilton location is strategically positioned to cater to our current and future clients
from central and southern New Jersey, as well as Pennsylvania,” said Donna Pizzulli,
Chief Operating Officer of Cybergistics. “The space is conveniently located near several
major highways, enabling us to provide highly responsive service to a wider geographic
footprint.”


Founded in 2003, Cybergistics serves storage and imaging needs for clients from a
variety of sectors, and also has a practice specialized in medical coding and health
information management. In its document storage business, the company has an
exemplary nine-year history of creating new industry standards for client service and
efficient retrieval execution.


“We are excited to build upon our unparalleled track record at this new Hamilton
location,” added Keith Danko, CEO of Cybergistics. “Hamilton will be an important
complement to our existing warehouse and imaging center in Neptune, allowing us to
provide even greater resources for our clients."


The former mill building owned by Modern Recycled Spaces is located at 1800 East
State Street, Hamilton, NJ and has been refurbished to provide modern and attractive
multi-use workspaces.


Companies interested to learn more can visit the company’s web site:
www.cybergistics.com.

About Cybergistics
Cybergistics LLC is a full-service information management company that offers hightouch
physical and electronic document storage and scanning services to a variety of
industries. The Company also provides specialized medical coding and health
information management services, along with EMR/EHR and ICD-10 transition services,
to clients in the healthcare industry.

Montgomery Township Announces ShopRite Turkey Donations Program 2012

We are pleased to announce that we will once again work with ShopRite of Montgomery on a Turkey Donation program for Thanksgiving 2012.

 

If you earn a free ShopRite Turkey and would like to donate it to the Montgomery Township Food Pantry, visit the ShopRite Service Desk and they will take care of you. 

 

Due to Hurricane Sandy and its disruption of customers' grocery shopping for several days, ShopRite has reduced the amount required to be purchased to earn a turkey.  It will be $300, not $400 as printed in their bulletin. 

 

You may sign up to donate your free ShopRite turkey during store hours through Sunday November 18, 2012. Visit the ShopRite Service Desk. You will need to present your ShopRite Price Plus Card at Customer Service. The earned free turkey points will be deducted from your account and a turkey will be donated to the Montgomery Township Food Pantry Program.

 

Important note: Please do not drop off turkeys at the Montgomery Township Food pantry. We cannot accept perishable items. We have arranged a special program working directly with ShopRite.

 

About the pantry: We gratefully accept all non-expired, non-perishable food and non-food grocery and toiletry items. Items on our donation wish list for November include: canned tuna and canned chicken, meat stews, hearty soups, canned pineapple, canned pears, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, boxed cereal, laundry detergent, shampoo, dish soap, tissues, napkins, and paper towels.

 

We schedule appointments for donation deliveries and client visits to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of our clients. We do offer an "open donation time" on Mondays between 8:30 am and 9:30 am and Mondays between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm and we schedule donation appointments on other days and times. On Mondays we have a shopping cart in the vestibule of the Senior Center where donors can deliver non-expired, non-perishable food or non-food grocery items and sign in on our donation log. This ensures that donors and clients are not here at the same time.

 

The Montgomery community is incredibly generous and we appreciate the support. The Food Pantry and Montgomery families having difficulty making ends meet are very thankful to have such a caring community willing to help in so many ways.

 

You can contact the Food Pantry via emailFoodPantry@twp.montgomery.nj.us or by phone 609-466-1054.  The Food Pantry is located in the Otto Kaufman Community Center at 356 Skillman Road, Skillman.

Montgomery Township Announces All Regular Polling Locations Will Be Open Tuesday

We are pleased to announce that ALL Montgomery voters will be able to vote at their normal polling places on Tuesday.  ALL Montgomery Polling Locations have had power restored in time. Voters in districts 5, 6, 11, & 12 should go to the Evangelical Free Church, Belle-Mead Griggstown Road to vote, as usual.

 

A full bulletin on many other important storm-related items will follow shortly.  Please look for it.  That bulletin will also be posted atwww.montgomery.nj.us where closed road info is also found. 

Princeton Ballet School Announces New CardioBarre Class

Princeton Ballet School, the Official School of American Repertory Ballet, is excited to offer a new Exercise and Movement class: CardioBarre.  In this new 45-minute class, designed specifically for the non-dancer but beneficial for dancers, too, students will have the opportunity get a cardiovascular workout while also developing lean, strong muscles.

Ballet barre lengthens and strengthens the legs, tones and sculpts the arm musculature, and promotes a strong core and posture.   During a CardioBarre class, the speed of basic barre exercises is increased to provide a more aerobic workout, and abdominal exercises are performed for additional strength and toning. 

CardioBarre classes are led by Princeton Ballet School instructors Erika Mero and Katie Scibienski (pictured left to right).  Mero

and Scibienski also teach multiple ballet levels at Princeton Ballet School, since 2003 and 2006, respectively, and both hold advanced degrees in dance education.

Mero and Scibienski have worked with Princeton Ballet School Director Mary Pat Robertson to develop as a team their own 45-minute barre and exercise combination. “For several years I have been thinking about offering an American Repertory Ballet or Princeton Ballet School work-out,” Robertson explains.  “During the five years I lived in New York as a dancer, I worked off-and-on at various exercise studios, including the Lotte Berk Studio on the Upper East Side, who was kind of the pioneer of using barre work to shape the bodies of people who aren't dancers.  I've been trained in various bodywork techniques such as Pilates, Nicklaus, and yoga, in addition to my many years of teaching ballet.  There's been a surge in dance-based exercise again, and I have the right faculty team in place to be able to offer this class, so it seems like the right time to launch Princeton Ballet School CardioBarre.”

Classes are offered at the School’s Princeton location at 301 N. Harrison Street (above McCaffrey’s Supermarket in the Princeton Shopping Center) 8:45-9:30am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 12:00-12:45pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.  There is also a Saturday morning class 8:45-9:30am at the School’s Cranbury location at 29 N. Main Street.

CardioBarre is meant for students ages 13 and older.  The fall session begins Saturday, September 8, 2012.  CardioBarre classes can be taken on a drop-in basis for $15 per class.  Students may also purchase an 8-week session (one class per week) for $100.  Students who save their receipt from their first week class can apply it towards the 8 week registration.  Only one receipt per course.

“We hope that dances and non-dancers alike will enjoy the great work-out,” says Robertson, “and the opportunity to incorporate dance fundamentals in their workout.”

About American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School

American Repertory Ballet's mission is to bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and nationwide audiences and to dance students through artistic and educational programs.  The organization is comprised of: American Repertory Ballet, the preeminent contemporary ballet company in the state; Princeton Ballet School, one of the largest and most respected non-profit dance schools in the nation; and the Access and Enrichment initiatives, ranging from the long-running and acclaimed DANCE POWER program to the newly launched On Pointe series.  The professional company is a classical and contemporary ballet company committed to presenting ballets from the 19th and 20th century alongside new and existing works by choreographers from today.  Founded in 1963, the company is currently under the artistic leadership of Douglas Martin, former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet.  The company's rich history of repertory includes established masterpieces by distinguished American choreographers such as George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp; cutting edge works by choreographers such as Val Caniparoli, Kirk Peterson, Dominique Dumais, Harrison McEldowney, Amy Seiwert, Susan Shields and Melissa Barak; and former Artistic Directors Dermot Burke, Marjorie Mussman, Septime Webre and Graham Lustig.  ARB has been designated a "Major Arts Institution" by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts consistently for the past two decades, and has repeatedly been awarded a Citation of Excellence by the Council.  ARB was voted People's Choice for Best Dance Company in 2008 and 2011.

Princeton Ballet School has gained a national reputation for its excellent dance training since its founding in 1954 by Audrée Estey. Princeton Ballet School currently enrolls approximately 1500 students annually from age three through adult and is directed by Mary Pat Robertson.  Princeton Ballet School has studios in Cranbury, New Brunswick, and Princeton which are equipped with shock-absorbent floors, non-slip dance surfaces and pianos for live accompaniment.  Many of Princeton Ballet School’s faculty members have performed professionally; others have attained graduate degrees in dance education and have won awards for their teaching.  Students from the school have gone on to dance in professional ballet and contemporary dance companies in the US and abroad. Graduates have danced with such diverse organizations as the American Ballet Theatre, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Miami City Ballet, STREB, Complexions, Mark Morris Dance Company, Twyla Tharp, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and Momix.


Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Announce Mercer County Tourism Expenditures Surpass $1 Billion

The Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, a program of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, is happy to announce that 2011 tourism expenditures in Mercer County were a record-breaking $1.08 billion.

 

This all-time high for Mercer County marks a 10% increase from 2010, according to the State's Division of Travel & Tourism.

 

Lori Rabon,

chairwoman of the PRCVB Steering Committee

 

"The PRCVB is thrilled to be the only state-accredited destination travel organization in Mercer County promotingthe many assets of the Princeton Region and Mercer County. Our primary focus continues to be showcasing the Region as a destination for both the leisure and business travelers."

 

 

Jack Morrison, president of the JM Group

"We continue to see a direct correlation of growth in our business and growth in tourism. These two goals, which we strive to fulfill within our target location in the Princeton Region, are undeniably linked together."

 

 

Coby Green-Rifkin,

director of marketing at Grounds for Sculpture

"The PRCVB is always seeking opportunities for us to promote our services to the Region's travelers and visitors. These opportunities have helped us extend our reach in new and exciting ways, and we are pleased to have such a dedicated and proactive destination marketing organization supporting us."

To view the study in its entirety, please click here.

Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces Two Cutting-Edge Conferences This Fall

Save the dates! The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce has exciting special events coming up this fall. We hope you can attend one or both of these cutting-edge, relevant conferences.

 

Thursday, September 27th: Second Annual Healthcare Symposium at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to hear from industry leaders including Neil Sullivan, New Jersey Banking and Insurance commissioner, and Coleen Woods, NJ Health Information Technology coordinator, about how government decisions on health care will directly impact individuals, businesses, and the ever-changing climate of health care in theU.S.

 

Thursday, October 11th: Women’s Leadership Conference at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (The very first women’s conference in Central New Jersey!) This event will feature a variety of speakers, including keynote speaker Carla Harris, Managing Director Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and various media representatives for a special media panel during lunch.

 

If you have any questions about either of these events or the Chamber in general, please feel free to shoot me an email or call 609.924.1776. Additional event information is available at www.princetonchamber.org. Hope to see you soon!

 

Montgomery Township Announces Excessive Heat Warning Cooling Center Open

 

The blistering heat is forecast to continue for the next few days. Temperatures and heat indexes will be in the upper 90's, possibly even reaching 100 degrees or higher. Children, older adults, people with disabilities and pets are most at risk during excessive temperatures. Please click on the links below for information about staying cool during a heat wave.

 

If you need a place to cool down, join us!

Cooling Center Open Today Thru Friday, 9 am - 6 pm
Otto Kaufman Community Center
356 Skillman Road
Skillman, NJ

Come enjoy the air conditioning, water fountain, read a book, watch some TV or just take a minute to get out of the heat!

Sorry, transportation and overnight accommodation can NOT be provided.

Princeton Chamber Announces Mid-Summer Marketing Showcase July 24, 2012

 

Mid-Summer Marketing Showcase
Diamonds on the Green
Celebrating the gems of our community

 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Green in Palmer Square
Rain Date: Thursday, July 26th
 
Showcase your company to local businesses and consumers, sample food, listen to music, and have FUN!
 
 
Tables start at $300. Secure yours today!
Click here or call 609.924.1776 for information.
 
  
 Sponsored by:                                                      Music by:   
The Bank of Princeton  
 
 
 
 
 
Presented by the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES EXTENDED FRIDAY HOURS BEGINNING JUNE 1

Princeton Public Library will stay open till 9 p.m. on Fridays beginning June 1, Executive Director Leslie Burger announced today. The library usually closes at 6 p.m. on Fridays

Burger said the extended hours were the result of community requests and were made possible by private gifts to the Princeton Public Library Foundation.

“We’ve had many requests over the years for regular Friday night hours and we’re so pleased to be able to provide services the community desires and values,” Burger said. “We’ve had special events on Friday nights in the recent past and in the early 2000s, we hosted a monthly series of Friday night programs, but this is the first time we’ll be open every Friday night.”

The library is open 72 hours per week: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday- Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday. Other operating hours will be unchanged when the Friday schedule becomes 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 1.

“One of the goals of our 2011-’13 Strategic Plan was to make it easier and more convenient for customers to use the library and Friday night hours are part of achieving that goal,” Burger said. “We’re able to do this because of the generosity of community members who make gifts to the Princeton Public Library Foundation. We’re very grateful for their support.”

Library staff are planning events in the Community Room on selected Friday evenings. All floors of the library will be open during the expanded hours.

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

Montgomery Landmarks Commission Announces 7th Annual Preservation Grant - Applications Now Available

The Montgomery Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce the seventh year of its annual Preservation Grant Program.  The program provides grant money for maintenance/restoration of the exterior of structures that are designated local historic structures or are located in a local historic district in Montgomery Township.  If a home meets these criteria, its owners are eligible to apply for a Preservation Grant. 

 

The Preservation Grant Program was initiated because structures of historic value have been lost due to lack of maintenance, particularly water leaks.  This program provides some assistance in stabilizing "at risk" structures. Examples of eligible projects include roofing, flashing, gutters, windows, siding, and trim materials.  In addition, the Landmarks Commission believes that it is reasonable to provide some assistance for homeowners who have agreed to have their homes designated as local historic sites.  The preservation of historic homes is a benefit for the entire community.

 

The budget for this program is modest.  The grants are small and are limited to the costs of materials only (no labor costs.)  Depending on the availability of funds, the grants may cover only a part of the material costs.

 

The application deadline this year is June 4, 2012 and all work must be completed by December 1, 2012.  Inquiries and requests for applications can be directed to landmarks@twp.montgomery.nj.us or call the Planning Dept. at 908-359-8211.


Montgomery Elementary Schools PTA Announces Parents’ Night Out April 21, 2012

 

The Montgomery Elementary Schools PTA invites you to Parents’ Night Out, Saturday April 21, 2012, 7:00-10:00pm at Cherry Valley Country Club. The night features wine & beer tasting, wine arbor & a silent auction. An elegant dinner buffet will be served. Also enjoy tastings from six area wine distributors and two beer distributors. Please no denim.

Cost per person, $40 in advance, $50 per person at the door. Price includes four tasting tickets per person. Additional tasting tickets and cash bar available.

Proceeds from Parent’s Night Out will benefit the MES PTA Fund for the purchase of Document Cameras for every classroom at VES.

For information, questions, to make donations or to volunteer please contact:

Laura McInerney at lauramcgreevy@hotmail.com

                                                       

Nassau Tennis Club Announces New Jersey Tennis Blog

The Nassau Tennis Club is a family owned business that has been providing tennis, fitness and sports programs to the Greater Montgomery area including Princeton, Hillsborough, Bridgewater, Skillman and Belle Mead for nearly 40 years. The Club has evolved into the area’s premier tennis facility, offering year ’round tennis opportunities for improving, competing and socializing. 

Check out our new NJ Tennis Blog at https://njtennisblog.com/

Princeton Senior Resource Center Announces Age for Change Discussion Group

Age for Change discussion group

A Next Step:  Engaged Retirementsm & Encore Careers program

What do you plan to do with the next stage in your life?  What are some of the changes retirement has brought to your life?  Explore questions like these in a  weekly group which will read and discuss chapters in a new e-book The Age for Change from Coming of Age.

The group will meet Mondays at 3:30 for 9 sessions, starting March 5 at the Suzanne Patterson Bldg, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton.  Enrollment will close after the first two sessions.  Cost is $40 for nine sessions. Please call 609-924-7108 to register. Lead by JoAnn Laveman.

Topics include:

What now? Where do I go from here?

Dealing with our adult children

The changing nature of intimate relationships

Reconciling (or not) with people from whom we’ve become estranged

The meaning of work in our lives

The many faces of loss

How friendships change

Building new communities

The chapters are available on line at https://ebook.comingofage.org/, or copies will be available for $5 if ordered in advance.

Coming of Age is a Philadelphia-based, national initiative designed to help individuals 50+ connect and contribute to their communities and to build the capacity of organizations to utilize the skills, passions, and interests of people 50+ to further their mission and revitalize communities. Coming of Age programs are broadcast on WHYY’s Wider Horizons series.

Background

Next Step: Engaged Retirementsm & Encore Careers programs are focused on the boomer generation planning, entering or already in retirement.  The programs offer a broad overview of the various aspects of retirement or major life change. Next Step programs also recognize that many people need or want to continue in paid employment, and include programs to help the older job seeker reenter the job market.  Information about upcoming  Next Step programs is available at www.engagedretirement.org.

The program has been named Next Step to recognize that retirement is not an ending of working life, but rather the next step in one’s life progression – the opportunity to move to a new and rewarding stage of one’s life. That may be a new and more meaningful career, a chance to travel, volunteer, spend time with family, take courses and learn new skills, or anything else that you may have dreamed about doing with your life but never had the chance to do so.  Next Step programs are funded by support from the Princeton Area Community Foundation.

 

PSRC, the Princeton Senior Resource Center, empowers adults 55 and older in the diverse Princeton community to make informed choices and live healthy lives.  PSRC offers affordable services, programs, and opportunities that support, educate and engage older individuals, their families and caregivers.  PSRC is a non-governmental, independent, 501(c)(3) organization.

 

For more information, contact Carol King or Susan Hoskins at the Princeton Senior Resource Center, 609-924-7108, or email at info@princetonsenior.org

 

PSRC: the Princeton Senior Resource Center

45 Stockton Street · Princeton · NJ · 08540

(609) 924 7108

 


The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces New Blog

It's official...
The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce 
has its very own blog! 
Enjoy a sample of a recent post: 

"February's Big Idea: 
Vertical Integration"

Each month we highlight a forward-thinking business strategy or idea. February's Big Idea is "vertical integration." Although the term may sound dull and uninspiring, vertical integration is a challenging and revolutionary business strategy that all professionals should learn more about.

What is it?
Vertical integration, also called "vertical combination," is defined as the combination of two or more stages of production, which are commonly operated by separate companies. In other words, bringing two different companies with different functions together to operate as one team.

Which companies have done this?
The oil industry is a great example of a company that utilizes vertical integration. In the 70s and 80s, oil companies primarily worked to find and extract crude petroleum. Shortly thereafter, companies like BP and Shell began to take control of the entire process - not just extracting oil, but distributing the product, too. Soon they controlled every aspect of the industry, from taking the oil out of the ground to pumping it into consumers' vehicles.

Continue reading here.
new logo 

The Watershed Announces Nature Center Farewell Party!

Join us as we celebrate the past and welcome the future!
 
Friday, March 9, 2012 
5:00 - 7:00 PM

 

The Buttinger Nature Center is set for a major transformation - and we want to celebrate!

 

Please join us for a special evening of good company, refreshments and memories of the magic that has blossomed in the Nature Center for almost 25 years.     

 

We are poised for the future with the creation of a new Buttinger Nature Center which will serve as the hub of all Watershed activities. Part of the plan includes reconfiguring the trails on our 930-acre Reserve. Strengthening the Watershed's endowment will provide for the responsible, long-term fiscal stability. Be a part of the Watershed Association's influence on the future.    

 

So come see our plans and celebrate our past as we ready the next chapter of our good work.

 

Kindly RSVP: 609-737-3735

Montgomery Township Environmental Commission/Sustainable Montgomery Announces Annual Earth Day Fair April 22, 2012

The Montgomery Township Environmental Commission/Sustainable Montgomery is pleased to announce the seventh annual Earth Day Fair at the Montgomery High School on Route 601 in Skillman.  It will be held Sunday April 22, 2012, 12-4 pm, indoors and outdoors, rain or shine.  Registration to participate as an exhibitor, sponsor or volunteer is now open.  The theme is: Every Day is Earth Day in Montgomery Township.

"The fair is Montgomery's biggest community wide environmental event each year.  Come get involved!  Fairgoers get giveaways and tips on living a healthier, greener lifestyle.  And there's lots of music, food, and fun for all ages," said Environmental Commission Chairperson Mary Reece.

On-line Registration is now up for local businesses, civic organizations, municipal committees, school groups, scout troops and local residents who are interested in setting up public education display tables, speaking on topics of environmental interest, collecting items not currently collected by our county recycling program, selling food or providing activities for children. We are also looking for individuals or groups to sponsor this event.

To register, sponsor the Fair or further explore ways you or your group can participate, please Complete the Registration Form on the Earth Day Fair web pages and follow instructions at bottom to email or mail the 1-page fillable form back to us.

Bookmark the above to find out more about the fair as activities are added. "Earth Day Fair" is also found on the left side menu of the township website home page. 

Email the Earth Day Fair Planning Subcommittee atearthdayfair@gmail.com or contact Lauren Wasilauski, Open Space Coordinator, at lwasilauski@twp.montgomery.nj.us or by phone at the Municipal Building at 908-359-8211 ext. 343.

 Once again there will be free computer recycling available for all residents sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies as well as a bicycle collection that will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Trenton.  In addition to several environmental displays, there will be live music, a clown, children activities, food, and much more.  Back again this year will be a "Freecycle" event, where you can drop off items you no longer need, and find new items to take home, all for FREE! For more information on recycling, please visit the township website and click on Earth Day Fair link and select Recycling.

 

There is no admission charge to display or to attend this township-wide event. This event is entirely run by the Montgomery Township Environmental Commission/Sustainable Montgomery and their supporters, a team of volunteers.

 

BEST@HOME IN EWING ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY LIBRARY PROGRAM

Best@Home In Ewing has announced the topic for its next program: “The Big Wave of Immigration.” 

“The Big Wave of Immigration” will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ewing Library (61 Scotch Rd, Ewing Township, NJ).  Speaker Elizabeth Salston will focus on Ellis Island and its predecessor, Castle Garden, from 1880-1924.  To RSVP for the program, please contact Elizabeth Salston atelizabeths@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 155.

Best@Home In Ewing is a non-sectarian program developed by Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County with the help of a grant from the New Jersey Office of Faith Based Initiatives.  The program helps older adults in Ewing who wish to age in their homes with services including a needs assessment, home safety programs, monthly blood pressure checks, medication safety analysis, nutrition and wellness programs, support groups, information and referral and emergency response options.  For more information, contact Judy Millner at judym@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County (501(c)(3) is a community service agency that strengthens individuals and families by empowering people to care for themselves and each other. This is accomplished through a wide range of high quality social services and programs including therapy, information and referral, support, education and advocacy. For further information on Jewish Family & Children’s Service and our programs, please call 609-987-8100.

 

 

 


Hopewell Valley Senior Center Announces AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher course designed especially for drivers 50 and older.  Participants learn defensive techniques, new traffic laws, and rules of the road. Through interacting with one another, they find out how to safely adjust their driving to compensate for age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time.  Participant must have a valid NJ driver’s license. Graduates receive a certificate of completion that entitles them to a reduction in their auto insurance premiums in NJ. This course is being offered at the Hopewell Valley Senior Center on Monday, January 23 and Tuesday, January 24, from 1-4pm. Participants must attend both days to complete course. The course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. AARP & YMCA membership is not required. Call the Hopewell Valley YMCA 609-737-3048 to register. The Hopewell Valley Senior Center is located at 395 Reading Street in Pennington.

Ten Thousand Villages Announces Holiday Shopping Benefits for Local Charities

 

This holiday season,

between Thanksgiving and Christmas,

Ten Thousand Villages in Princeton

is hosting holiday shopping benefits for local nonprofit agencies. We will donate 10 percent of the value of your purchase during these events to the following organizations:

 

Princeton Senior Center

Thursday   Dec. 8th, 3pm-7pm

 

Womanspace

Friday Dec. 9th, 4pm-8pm

 

Princeton Homeschool Choir

Thursday Dec.15th, 3pm-7pm

 

The Mercer Chamber Announces its "GRO" Chapter - Expansion Request Delivered!

Princeton, NJ - The Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce is expanding its powerful reach in response to the business community.  The Mercer Chamber is proud to announce its “GRO” Chapter which encompasses businesses with Princeton, West Windsor, Princeton Junction, South Brunswick , Plainsboro and other surrounding towns. The GRO Chapter will host its inaugural Networking Breakfast at the Holiday Inn Princeton on November 30, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. 

“The message is clear that our members need a stronger presence and resource from their Chamber in these areas,” stated Robert D. Prunetti, Chamber President & CEO. “Our reach has far outgrown Mercer County, with over 30% of our membership coming from outside of the County.  With this number growing daily, the creation of such a strong and influential Chapter in a growing region will prove to be a necessary resource.”

The Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce has nine Chapters located throughout the entire Central New Jersey region which provide localized networking opportunities as well as advocacy and programs to promote economic growth.  More information on all of the Mercer Chapters can be found on the Chamber’s website, www.MercerChamber.org .

The Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce provides its members with advocacy representation, opportunities to build better business relationships and encourages economic growth and sustainability throughout Central New Jersey.  For more information, please contact the Chamber office at (609)689-9960 x21.

Montgomery Township Announces 2011 HOLIDAY TURKEY DONATION PROGRAM with the ShopRite of Montgomery Township

We are pleased to announce that we will once again work with ShopRite of Montgomery on a Turkey Donation program for Thanksgiving 2011.

 

You may sign up to donate your free ShopRite turkey during store hours through Sunday November 20, 2011. Visit the ShopRite Service Desk. You will need to present your ShopRite Price Plus Card at Customer Service. The earned free turkey points will be deducted from your account and a turkey will be donated to the Montgomery Township Food Pantry Program.

 

Important note: Please do not drop off turkeys at the Montgomery Township Food pantry. We cannot accept perishable items. We have arranged a special program working directly with ShopRite.

 

About the pantry: We gratefully accept all non-expired, non-perishable food and non-food grocery and toiletry items. Items on our donation wish list for November include: canned tuna and canned chicken, meat stews, hearty soups, canned pineapple, canned pears, boxed pasta and jars of pasta sauce, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, boxed cereal, laundry detergent, shampoo, dish soap, tissues, napkins, and paper towels.

 

We schedule appointments for donation deliveries and client visits to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of our clients. We do offer an "open donation time" on Mondays between 8:30am and 9:30am and Mondays between 1:30pm and 4:30pm and we schedule donation appointments on other days and times. On Mondays we have a shopping cart in the vestibule of the Senior Center where donors can deliver non-expired, non-perishable food or non-food grocery items and sign in on our donation log. This ensures that donors and clients are not here at the same time.

 

The Montgomery community is incredibly generous and we appreciate the support. The Food Pantry and Montgomery families having difficulty making ends meet are very thankful to have such a caring community willing to help in so many ways.

 

You can contact the Food Pantry via email FoodPantry@twp.montgomery.nj.us or by phone 609-466-1054.

 

Tomorrow's Heirlooms Announces Earring Specials for the Holidays

Buy 1 pair of earrings, and receive 2nd pair 1/2 off.

Buy 2 pairs of earrings, get 3rd pair FREE!!

TOMORROW'S HEIRLOOMS
2 Chambers Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Palmer Square Announces Customer Appreciation Day October 1, 2011

 

Because it's YOU that makes the Square so great!

Check out lots of in-store and restaurant promotions all day long.

Activities on the Green - 10am-2pm

FASHION
Promotions, discounts and in-store raffles

FOOD
Introducing our “Epicurean Guide”…your source for lots of tasty promotions

FUN
Live Bands, Kids Games and the Palmer Square “Shopping Patrol” will be out rewarding people on the street

FREE PARKING
Valid at our Chambers or Hulfish Street Garages. Saturday, 10/1/11 only. Must enter after 8am & exit by 2am. No overnight stays.


Date & Time

Saturday, October 1
10am - 3pm

Utopia for Pets & Kiki D's Announce 2nd Annual Fashion Show October 1, 2011

Saturday October 1st from Noon to 1pm. Utopia for Pets & Kiki D's Clothing store will be hosting their 2nd Annual Fashion show.  Come see the newest in Fall 2011 Fashions for the Every day woman and her faithful companion.  This is the must see event of the season.  Utopia for Pets & Kiki D's are located in the Princeton North Shopping Center across from Princeton Airport and near the Princeton Fitness and Wellness center.  For more information call 609 683-1500.

The Garden Club of Princeton Announces French Market Flower Sale

The Garden Club of Princeton’s French Market flower sale will take place at Mercer Island Park (the juncture of Nassau St., University Place & Mercer St.) from 8:30 – 11 on the following Friday mornings:

September 16th – Hydrangeas

September 23rd – Fall Roses

September 30th – Fall Wreath Workshop

October 7th – Fall Bulbs

October 14th – Pumpkins and Mums

The sale features fresh seasonal flowers from private gardens and has been a Princeton tradition since 1918.

 

Princeton Senior Resource Center Announces 'Age for Change' Discussion Group in September

Age for Change discussion group

A Next Step:  Engaged Retirementsm & Encore Careers program

  

What do you plan to do with the next stage in your life?  What are some of the changes retirement has brought to your life?  Explore questions like these in a by-weekly discussion group. We will read and discuss chapters in a new e-book The Age for Change from Coming of Age.

The group will meet every other Tuesday at 3pm for 8 sessions, starting Sept 6 at the Suzanne Patterson Bldg, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton.  Enrollment will close after the first two sessions.  There is no fee, but please call 609-924-7108 to register. Lead by Mary Ann Cernak

 

Topics include:

What now? Where do I go from here?

Dealing with our adult children

The changing nature of intimate relationships

Reconciling (or not) with people from whom we’ve become estranged

The meaning of work in our lives

The many faces of loss

How friendships change

Building new communities

 

The chapters are available on line at https://ebook.comingofage.org/, or copies will be available for $5 if ordered in advance.

 

Coming of Age is a Philadelphia-based, national initiative designed to help individuals 50+ connect and contribute to their communities and to build the capacity of organizations to utilize the skills, passions, and interests of people 50+ to further their mission and revitalize communities. Coming of Age programs are broadcast on WHYY’s Wider Horizons series.

 

Background

Next Step: Engaged Retirementsm & Encore Careers programs are focused on the boomer generation planning, entering or already in retirement.  The programs offer a broad overview of the various aspects of retirement or major life change. Next Step programs also recognize that many people need or want to continue in paid employment, and include programs to help the older job seeker reenter the job market.  Information about upcoming  Next Step programs is available at www.engagedretirement.org.

The program has been renamed Next Step to recognize that retirement is not an ending of working life, but rather the next step in one’s life progression – the opportunity to move to a new and rewarding stage of one’s life. That may be a new and more meaningful career, a chance to travel, volunteer, spend time with family, take courses and learn new skills, or anything else that you may have dreamed about doing with your life but never had the chance to do so.  

Next Step programs are funded by support from the Princeton Area Community Foundation.

 

PSRC, the Princeton Senior Resource Center, empowers adults 55 and older in the diverse Princeton community to make informed choices and live healthy lives.  PSRC offers affordable services, programs, and opportunities that support, educate and engage older individuals, their families and caregivers.  PSRC is a non-governmental, independent, 501(c)(3) organization.

 

For more information, contact Carol King or Susan Hoskins at the Princeton Senior Resource Center, 609-924-7108, or email at info@princetonsenior.org

 

PSRC: the Princeton Senior Resource Center

45 Stockton Street · Princeton · NJ · 08540

(609) 924 7108

 

Princeton Girlchoir Announces New Board of Directors for 2011-12

Princeton Girlchoir Announces New Board of Directors for 2011-12

Strengthens Ties to the Princeton Arts and Business Communities

 

PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY – At its June 22 meeting, the final meeting of the 2010-11 season, the Princeton Girlchoir Board welcomed its incoming class of five new Directors:

Rachelle Bin, Ron Connor, Cindy Garter, Gary Johnston, and Karin Seidel-Klim.  These five will grow the Board’s numbers by two, while filling the seats vacated by the rotation of Co-President Cindy Batchelder, Bonnie Benkard, and Secretary Lisa Burke.

Rachelle Bin, Associate General Counsel for Fox Rothschild LLP, is the mother of two members of the Princeton Girlchoir and has been actively involved with the organization for the past five years.  Prior to her current position, she served as Senior Legal Counsel for Univision Communications, Inc. in Los Angeles and New York, and as Trial Counsel for the State Bar of California.  Rachelle lives in Skillman, New Jersey with her husband, Pablo Lapuerta, and their three children.

Ron Connor, a real estate agent with Henderson Sotheby’s, has been serving Mercer County and parts of Somerset County for the past eleven years and is one of the top performing agents in the market.  He volunteers as an assistant instructor with the Princeton Judo Club at the Princeton YWCA.  Ron, an alumnus of Berklee College of Music, is an accomplished jazz pianist, composer and teacher. He lives in Princeton Township with his wife and their three daughters. 


Cindy Garter is a Senior IT Project Manager at Covance, a drug development services company with headquarters located in Princeton.  She is a certified PMP and has been with the company for over 20 years. Her daughter has been singing with Princeton Girlchoir for four years and Cindy has been actively involved with PGC during that time period.  Cindy was a Girl Scout Leader for three years and taught Religious Education for five.  She resides in South Brunswick.


Gary Johnston is a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services in Princeton.  He specializes in personal and small business financial planning, investment planning, retirement income strategies, tax planning, and wealth preservation strategies.  Gary serves on the Program Committee of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Development Committee of the Waldorf School of Princeton, and was awarded the 2003 Ameriprise Financial Services Mercury Award.

 

Karin Seidel-Klim is the Director of Planned Giving at Rider University and Westminster Choir College.  Prior to joining Rider in 2009, she was a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch and spent over two decades in sales and marketing, providing solutions to leading Wall Street Financial institutions, Publishing and Entertainment industries. Karin was the founder of the Parent Resource Network, an organization for parents of children with special needs in the Hopewell Valley Educational School District.  She resides in Lambertville with her husband and their two children.


“We are delighted to be joined by these new members,” says Jordan Corn, Co-President of the Board.  “They bring critical professional skills and astute planning abilities to Princeton Girlchoir, and we are finding that our working styles are perfectly matched.”  His colleague, Co-President Carol Burden, agrees:  “Particularly during this time of rapid growth in our programming and artistic mission, we are so grateful to have their fresh perspective and to benefit from their knowledge of the community.”


Princeton Girlchoir was founded in 1989 by Jan Westrick as an after-school activity for a small number of girls interested in choral music, and has grown into the area’s premier training and performance organization for girls, comprising six choirs and including over 200 members from ages 8 to 18.  The choirs present a wide array of musical genres, conductors and composers.  While honing their musicianship, choristers begin life-long friendships, enjoy professional performance opportunities, and travel the world.

The Concert Choir will leave on July 14 for its annual summer tour.  As featured artists in the Rhapsody! Children’s Music Festival, they will perform with orchestra and other international youth choirs in Vienna, Salzburg and Prague.

Photo, L to R:  Judy Padgett (Office Manager), Cindy Batchelder, Jordan Corn, Lynnel Joy Jenkins (Artistic Director), Alisa Tarditi, Melissa Malvar-Keylock (Associate Director), Lee Hermann, Melissa Freedman, Carol Burden, Cindy Garter, Judith Wides, Janet Perkins (Executive Director), Ron Connor, Beth Kunkle, Scott Karlin, Pamella Orita, Karin Seidel-Klim, Raegan Ruiz (Associate Director).  Not pictured: Gary Johnston, Lisa Waters, Rachelle Bin.

*     *     *

The Princeton Girlchoir makes powerful, graceful and joyous music, and music makes powerful, graceful and joyous girls.  We are dedicated to presenting extraordinary treble music, while building artistry, confidence, and a life-long love of singing together.

Engaged Retirement & Encore Careers Announces Weekly Book Discussion Group

What do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?  Have you ever given it any thought? Explore it with others in a new weekly discussion group starting Wed June 1 at 4:30 at the Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton. We will read and discuss chapters of a new e-book The Age for Change  from Coming of Age.
Coming of Age 
is a Philadelphia-based national initiative  to help people age 50+ explore their futures, promote 50+ connection and contribution, and build stronger non-profits and communities. You may have seen their programs on the Wider Horizons programs on WHYY  TV Philadelphia.

Topics include:

· What now? Where do I go from here?

· Dealing with our adult children

· The changing nature of intimate relationships

· Reconciling (or not) with people from whom we’ve become estranged

· The meaning of work in our lives

· The many faces of loss

· How friendships change

· Building new communities

 

There is no fee, but please call to register: 609-924-7108.  If you can't come to one session, come to the next.  This will be an ongoing group, Wednesdays at 4:30 through July.


Check out the book at https://ebook.comingofage.org/ If you do not have access to the internet and would like a printed copy of the chapters, please let us know when your register.

 

Background

Engaged Retirement & Encore Careers programs are focused on employees in the 55-70 age cohorts. The program offers a broad overview of the various aspects of planning for one's lifestyle in retirement or for a major life change. The Center for Engaged Retirement sm & Encore Careers is funded by support from the NRG Energy Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation.

The Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC) empowers adults 55 and older in the diverse Princeton community to make informed choices and live healthy lives. PSRC offers affordable services, programs, and opportunities that support, educate and engage older individuals, their families and caregivers. PSRC is a non-governmental, independent, 501(c)(3) organization.

For more information, contact Carol King or Susan Hoskins at the Princeton Senior Resource Center, 609-924-7108, or email at info@princetonsenior.org


The Princeton Senior Resource Center
45 Stockton Street · Princeton · NJ · 08540
(609) 924 7108

Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces Co-sponsorship of the Healthy Woman's Forum June 1, 2011

The Forum is being organized by Joyce Hofmann, President of Princeton Weight Loss Corp., and Dr. Sharon Rose Powell, NJ licensed psychologist who started Princeton Psychological Partners, LLC.
 

The Chamber hopes that you will pass this announcement about the Forum to your colleagues.  If your company decides to send a representative group of women from your business to attend the forum, we recommend encouraging those who attended to share what they learned at the Forum.  This can be accomplished by holding a Lunchtime Learning and Sharing session, so that women who were unable to attend hear about the highlights of the day from those who did attend.  In this way, your investment in promoting women's health can extend the benefits of the Forum throughout your company.

Healthy Woman's Forum flyer 2011

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The Chamber is delighted to support and participate in this worthy initiative.  We hope that you and others from your company will register early to insure your attendance.  Enrollment is limited, and the policy is "first come, first served."  You can direct your questions about the Forum to the registrar, Carol Desmond, at  desmondconf@gmail.com or you may call one of the Forum organizers, Chamber member Dr. Sharon Rose Powell, at (609) 731-1793.

Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce
9 Vandeventer Avenue
Princeton, New Jersey 08542
 
 

Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces New Greater Princeton Flat Map

Announcing The Chamber's NEW Greater Princeton full color 12" x 18" Flat Map.

The new map depicts Greater Princeton on one side and the Princeton University Campus with surrounding streets on the reverse.

This is a terrific opportunity to promote your services and products two ways, all year with one display ad. 5,000 flat maps are being distributed to newcomers, visitors, residents and area businesses. Plus, a folded version is available at select high-traffic locations in attractive counter displays. In addition, an interactive online version is posted on the Princeton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau's website.

Contact Alan Wrobel: 609-751-3094, alan.wrobel@atlantic4us.com
 

 Princeton Map ad

Palmer Square Announces "5th Annual Girls Night Out" May 19, 2011

Girls Night Out

 

Shopping. Friends. Fun.
What Could Be Better?

5th Annual Girls Night Out
Thursday, May 19 (Rain Date: Friday, May 20)

Experience an evening of exclusive promotions and discounts brought to you by the shops and restaurants of Palmer Square in downtown Princeton.  Enjoy food samplings, live music, raffle prizes and more.

Now there are 2 fabulous ways to enjoy this event.  See below for your choice of either free general admission or add-on a ticket to the New Jersey Life Health & Beauty Lounge!
 

RSVP (choose one)

 

Free General Admission:
• In-store sales, discounts, promotions
• One-time access to Taste of the Square Tent including Carter & Cavero Olive Oil Company, Chez Alice Gourmet Cafe & Bakery, Olsson's Fine Foods, Princeton Soup & Sandwich Company, Teresa Caffe and Winberie's
• Complimentary Parking in either of our Garages
• Live Music
 

Free General Admission and access to The New Jersey Life Health & Beauty Lounge
$10 admission (Percentage of proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Mercer County)

Enjoy all of the perks of General Admission PLUS:
• Exclusive Gift Bag with fun goodies
• Tapas from Mediterra
• Wine from Princeton Corkscrew Wine Shop
• Salon Pure Styling Demonstrations
• Live DJ
• Exciting Raffles
• Chance to appear in the September issue of New Jersey Life Health & Beauty Magazine

Lounge hours are 6-8:30pm. Stop by before or after you check-out all the great shopping deals around the Square.

Space is Limited. Must be 21 or older to enter Lounge.

Princeton Center for Plastic Surgery & Medispa Announces SPA WEEK April 11 - 16, 2011

 

 

April Specials 

 

It was April Fools Day but these specials are no JOKE!
  
Joy us during SpaWeek (April 11-16, 2011) and choose one of these services for just $50!
  
- 45 min. Full Face Megapeel Microdermabrasion with Extractions (normally $125 - $175)
 
- 45 min. Full Face Medical Grade "Lunch-Time" Chemical Peel (normally $110)
  
- 90 min. Aromatherapy Spa Manicure and Pedicure, Choice of Eucalyptus, Lavender, Mint or Apple Cinnamon (normally $70)
  
Refreshments will be served. Bring a new client to our spa and you and your friend will receive a gift card for $10 towards your next service. Our schedule is filling up quickly so call 609-921-8854 to reserve your appointment today!
  
Go to www.spaweek.com to see our listing.  Also visit our website at www.princetonsurgery.com for more information about our services
and Dr. Leach.

 

Shellac Introductory Offer

Just $25   

  

Shellac is the breakthrough, patent-pending UV technology that combines the ease of polish with the permanence of gels. A true innovation in chip-free extended-wear color. 

Offer Expires: April 30, 2011

Palmer Square Announces New Tenants Coming Soon

Palmer Square is pleased to announce the following new tenants coming soon:
 

73 Palmer Square West
 

Palm Place, a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store, will offer women’s, men’s and children’s collections as well as gifts and accessories.  
Opening February 18
 
 

7 Palmer Square West
 
Urban Grace is a stylish, sophisticated woman’s boutique featuring brands like Milly, Nanette Lepore, Tracy Reese and AG Jeans.  Opening Mid-March
 
 

53 Palmer Square West
 
Olsson’s Fine Foods will be relocating (and expanding) from their current location at the Trenton Farmer’s Market.  This gourmet shop will carry over 200 cheeses, local meats, olives and much more. 
Opening April 1

Palmer Square Management
40 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
p: 609.921.2853
f: 609.921.3797
www.palmersquare.com
 

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ANNOUNCE COMMUNITY ACCESS PROGRAM FOR FIRESTONE LIBRARY

Princeton Public Library and the Princeton University Library have announced a new program under which PPL cardholders will gain access to the university’s Firestone Library. The Firestone Library Cards program will be available beginning Feb. 7.
 
The Firestone initiative will operate similar to the library’s successful Museum Pass program, which provides free admission to a dozen regional museums. Princeton Public Library cardholders can reserve one of the four Firestone cards once a month by visiting the library’s website, www.princetonlibrary.org or by calling the library’s Information Desk at (609) 924-9529, ext. 220. Adults can reserve the Firestone cards to 90 days in advance; they are valid for 24 hours after being issued.
 
The Firestone cards are for on-site library use only, and will not include check-out privileges. Additional registration will be required for access to special collections, such as the Rare Book and Special Collections Department, as well as the Marquand Library. A valid personal photo identification card will be required. Cardholders will have on-site access to most licensed electronic resources.
 
One of the world’s best-known research libraries, the Princeton University Library consists of the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library and 10 special libraries in 11 buildings across campus. The library's collections include more than 6.9 million books, 6 million microforms, 35,000 linear feet of manuscripts, and impressive holdings of rare books, prints, archives and other material that require special handling. The library's extensive electronic resources include databases and journals, statistical packages, images and digital maps.
 
“We are delighted that our friends at the Princeton University Library have made these cards available to Princeton Public Library cardholders,” says Leslie Burger, executive director of the Princeton Public Library. “Now, people in our community can explore the vast resources held by the university libraries. Whether using the libraries for research or pleasure, this collection of books, microforms, manuscripts, archives and rare books will provide our customers with a rare glimpse into one of the world’s most distinguished libraries.”
 
“I’m very excited about the launch of this new program to make it easy for Princeton Public Library cardholders to consult the collections of the university library," says Karin Trainer, Princeton University librarian. ”Of all of our collaborations with Leslie Burger and her talented staff at the public library, this one is my favorite. I’m looking forward to seeing more members of our local community connect with the deep resources of our modern research library."
 
Princeton Public Library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org
 

Second Time Around Announces End of Season Sales

Second Time Around Announces End of Season Sales

 

Half-price Sale 2/14-2/25 - The semi-annual sale ending the Fall/Winter season begins at The Second Time Around in Pennington on Monday, February 14 and continues through Friday, February 25. During the sale, everything is 50% off the regular ticketed price. Regular store hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Bag Sale 2/26 10am-1pm - On Saturday, February 26, the store will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for  a $5 bag sale. Customers can fill a brown paper grocery bag with clothing, shoes, purses, and accessories. They will be charged $5 for each bag, with no limit on the number of bags per customer, but there will be no trying on of clothing. Jewelry, china, glassware, and household items are not included in the bag sale.

 

The store will close at 1 p.m. on February 26, and will re-open on Tuesday, March 1 with regular store hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

We need brown paper supermarket bags and plastic bags with handles! If you have bags to donate, please bring them to the store before February 26, or bring them with you to the bag sale.

 

The Second Time Around (STA) is a non-profit organization owned and operated by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton as a community service. Located on Main Street in Pennington for more than 30 years, the store offers high quality clothing for men, women, and children, as well as jewelry, china, glassware, and household items,  all at affordable prices usually well below normal retail.

Visit us on the Web at https://www.uuprinceton.org/get-involved/outreach/234-second-time-around.html  and find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/The-Second-Time-Around/146024352074674.

 

 

 

 

 

Pins and Needles Announces Winter 2011 Class Schedule

 

Winter Classes 2011

Beginning Knitting

Learn to Knit ($60)
Learn all the basic skills to get you started!

  • Tuesday, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8 / 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8 / 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16, 23, Mar. 2 / 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Advancing Skills--You can knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

Learn to Knit follow up ($60)
Take off from your learn to knit class--group decides the projects.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 15, 22, Mar. 1 / 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Feb. 15, 22, Mar. 1 / 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Hats Deconstructed ($30)
Once you have taken this class you will understand the basics of hat knitting and will be able to knit any hat!

  • Thursday, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10 / 10:30 - 11:30 am

Socks! ($60)
Learn to knit socks on 3 needles from Gretchen.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 / 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Modular Knitting ($60)
Explore all the possible options with modular knitting--a fun technique with lots of different applications with Gretchen.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 16, 23, Mar. 2 / 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Top Down Sweater ($30)
Learn the techniques to knit top down--a great first sweater--it puts you in control of fit!

  • Thursday, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10 / 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Mittens-Basic and Beyond ($30)
Learn basic mitten technique and then move on to gorgeous colorwork mittens.

  • Thursday, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10 / 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Taking the mystery out of sweater knitting ($30)
How to pick the pattern that's right for you, sub yarns, select the size, knit the GUAGE...Everything you need to knit your first sweater.

  • Thursday, Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 3 / 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Advanced Knitting

Lace ($40)
Make a beautiful lace shawl with Zuzanna...you will learn lace techniques and how to read a pattern.

  • Thursday, Feb. 17, 24 / 10:30 - 11:30 am (2 sessions)
  • and Thursday, Mar. 3 / 10:30 - 12:30 pm (1 session)

Cabled Vest ($60)
Beyond the basic cable...come see the beautiful sample in the store and create this beauty in the class.

  • Thursday, Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 3 / 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Crochet

Crochet Basics and Beyond! ($30)
Learn the basics of Crochet and go from there.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 / 12:30 - 1:30 pm

 

The fine print We cannot hold a space without payment as classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. If you need to drop out before a class starts, your fee will be refunded ONLY if we can fill your spot. There will be no refunds given after the start of the first class. Yarn, needlepoint and supplies for the classes must be purchased at Pins and Needles.

 

Free Skill Sessions

Start the New Year off increasing your knitting skills!

  • Wednesday 12:00 - 12:30 pm
  • Thursday 6:00 - 6:30 pm
January 26, 27
Increases and Decreases

February 2, 3
Basic Cable

February 9, 10
Knitting in the round

February 16, 17
Pattern Translation

February 23, 24
Basic Lace concepts

March 2, 3
Assembling your knits...
The mattress stitch

No registration required
All supplies provided
Just drop in and learn something new!

Upcoming Needlepoint Trunk Shows

Please check back for updates on trunk shows coming our way!


Trunk shows are typically available for 2 weeks and are a great opportunity to see a huge part of a particular line.

8 chambers street princeton, nj 08542 phone: 609.921.9075 fax: 609.921.9085

Princeton Center for Yoga & Health Announces Additional Location Skillman-based Yoga Center Adding Classes in the Heart of Princeton

Beginning January 10, 2011, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, serving the greater Princeton area, will offer classes at a second location, Wild Child Yoga, conveniently located at the Princeton Shopping Center at 301 North Harrison Street in Princeton.

"We are delighted to announce that PCYH classes are now available at an additional location, with the same great teachers, classes and value people have come to know at Princeton Yoga," said Deborah Metzger, Founder and Director of Princeton Center for Yoga & Health.  "Through an exciting new affiliation with Wild Child Yoga, we're now offering 'PCYH at Wild Child Yoga'. We're giving students more value, more choices, additional class times and your choice of location! Everyone is welcome to take our classes at Wild Child Yoga."

"PCYH continues to grow as we enter our 14th year serving the Greater Princeton and Central Jersey community," said Metzger. "And we're pleased to collaborate with the nice folks at Wild Child, who currently offer a variety of age appropriate yoga classes for children from 6 weeks old through teens, plus pre- and post-natal classes."

PCYH Classes at Wild Child Yoga are indicated on PCYH's website with "Wild Child Yoga" in the title and location. PCYH's standard $17 class fee applies for drop-ins at Wild Child Yoga, and PCYH Members and Sampler Package holders benefits and Free Classes Week apply.

Free Classes for New Visitors week is January 10-16.
People new to Princeton Yoga may sample as many classes as they'd like during this week to learn which programs suit their needs. (A schedule of sample classes is posted at www.PrincetonYoga.com). Returning students are welcome to preview most of our classes during Free Yoga Week for a $17 drop-in fee. OR, as a special 'thank you' if they bring someone new to the Center during that week, they get one free class!

For more details about all that's in store at Princeton Yoga this winter, call 609-924-7294 or visit www.princetonyoga.com.

About Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
Featured as one of the top five traditional yoga studios in New Jersey by New Jersey Life magazine, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health (PCYH) is an independently owned and operated yoga and holistic health center located just 5-minutes from downtown Princeton. A full schedule of yoga classes, holistic programs, training seminars and services are offered mornings, evenings, and weekends. The Center is located at the Montgomery Professional Center, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, NJ, one-half mile from the intersection of Routes 206 and 518W. Ample free parking is available. For a full schedule of classes and workshops or directions to the Center, phone 609-924-7294 or visit www.princetonyoga.com.

 

J. McLaughlin Announces Holiday Shopping Day for the Historical Society of Princeton December 16, 2010

J. McLaughlin has generously set aside Thursday, December 16 as a Holiday Shopping Day for the Historical Society of Princeton. Please join store manager, Megan Phillips, and her wonderful staff for some holiday cheer between 10am and 1pm. 15% of all sales will be generously donated to the Historical Society. If you cannot make it to the store until after 1pm, just mention that you are a supporter of HSP and Megan and her staff will make sure that your purchase is included.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

10am- 1pm
J. McLaughlin
17 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
 

Palmer Square Announces New Hours & Holiday Hours

NEW HOURS AND HOLIDAY HOURS
Late Thursday's are back!
All stores are now open until 8:30pm on Thursdays.

NEW Store Hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-8:30pm
Friday: 10am-8:30pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: Noon-5pm
Many stores and restaurants stay open later. Check out the list here: https://palmersquare.com/promotion.asp?pid=156

Extended Holiday Shopping Hours for December:
Monday, 13 – Saturday 18, 10:00am – 8:30pm
Sunday, 19, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Monday, 20 – Thursday 23, 10:00am – 8:30pm
Friday, 24, 10:00am – 4:00pm

PARKING PROMOTIONS AT PALMER SQUARE
Parking is a breeze with 2 enclosed garages right on the Square.  
Garage entrances are located at Chambers Street and Hulfish Street.  Hourly rates apply, except for Sundays, which is maximum of $3.25 for the day.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, if you enter the garages after 4:30pm, your parking will be FREE with a validation ticket from one of our stores or restaurants.

PRCC and Doubletree Hotel Princeton Announce September Business After Business Networking

The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce will sponsor another of its popular Business after Business Networking events on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at Doubletree Hotel Princeton located at 4355 US Rt. 1 Princeton, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.    Cost to attend is $25 for Chamber of Commerce Members and $40 for non-members. 
 
Register in advance at www.princetonchamber.org or by calling (609) 924-1776.  
 
 
What better way to step into fall than to join Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce  Members and friends at the beautifully appointed Doubletree Hotel Princeton for an evening that promises delicious food, fun, and an open bar complimented by great conversation and an abundance of networking opportunities!  Be sure to bring plenty of business cards when you join the Princeton Chamber to experience Doubletree's  friendly hospitality including the highly rated On the Bone Restaurant!
 
The Doubletree Princeton offers beautifully appointed guestrooms, suites and Executive Floor accommodations with exquisite Sweet Dreams® beds and wireless high-speed
 
Internet access as well as a heated swimming pool and fitness center.  For directions: https://doubletree1.hilton.com
 

Princeton Boot Camp Announces Next Fitness Camp June 1, 2010

Whether it’s a desire for motivation, a need to be held accountable, or simply a wish to work out in a fun and supportive environment, Adventure Boot Camp IS the answer.  Women and Men of all ages, all abilities, and all sizes are successful in this group.  Whether you are a beginner, an avid fitness enthusiast, or just tired of the same routine, come try this whole new approach to exercise...FUN!
Elements of the Princeton Adventure Boot Camp program include:
·         12 1-hour energizing workouts per camp at 5:30-6:30 a.m., Monday-Friday (It is a four-week camp.  Then we take a one-week break before the next camp starts...) Our Princeton camp also offers an 9:30 a.m. camp!

·         Before and after assessments

·         Daily empowering and informational Newsletters from your instructor
What results can you expect from your first Adventure Boot Camp?
·         3-5% reduction in body fat
·         5-12 pounds of weight loss
·         1-3 inch decrease in the midsection
·         25% improvement in endurance
·         25% increase in strength
·         More energy!
·         Better sleep!
·         100% gain in self-confidence!
Every day is different…no two workouts are the same!  So, no one can guess what adventure is in store for the day.  We draw from many training disciplines, including resistance training,  hiking, yoga, obstacle courses, core conditioning, circuits, games and more.  Adventure Boot Camp truly is the Ultimate Out-of-Gym Experience!
If you, or someone you know, might be interested, check out our website at www.PrincetonBootCamps.com <
https://www.PrincetonBootCamps.com>  where you can find out more about our program and register right online to reserve a space in the next camp which begins JUNE 1 at 5:30 a.m or 9:30 am.  We meet at  Nassau Tennis club in Skillman.  We have a great facility which allows us indoor access during excruciating cold, ice, rain, or other inclement weather.    
We have a rolling enrollment, so, if there is a space still available after June 1st (they go quickly!), just call us, and you can begin the next camp day.  Each camp runs for 4 weeks, and then we take a one-week break before the next camp starts.  See our schedule on the website.
So, it’s time for the Women and Men of  the Greater Princeton Area to GET FIT, LOOK GREAT and FEEL AMAZING!  Tell your friends and family about Princeton Adventure BootCamps and join the adventure NOW!
Live well today,
Dave Knapp NCSF-CPT, Chek Institute Master Trainer, NESTA BootCAmp Trainer, National Boxing Alliance Trainer.
Lisa West NESTA-CPT,Certified Yoga Instructor
www.PrincetonBootcamps.com

 
 
 
 
 

Somerset County Senior Centers Announce May Activities

The senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging announce the May program schedule.  All programs begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise listed.  Please call for lunch reservations by 11 a.m. the day before you wish to come.    For more information, contact the appropriate centers. 

 

SOMERSET COUNTY SENIOR WELLNESS CENTER

202 Mt. Airy Road

Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

(908) 204-3435

Hours: 8:30 to 3:30, Monday through Friday
Bingo – 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month

Bridge – Every Tuesday, 9:30

Computer Lab – Daily, 10:00 – 3:00 (Call for availability)

Healthy Bones Class - Friday, 10:30 (Doctor note and Registration required)

Karaoke – Every Thursday, 10:45 a.m.

Mahjong – 1st & 3rd Tuesday and Every Wednesday, 12:00

Pool Sharks – Pool Table Available Daily, 10:30 –3:30

Senior Flex Class (Upper & Lower Body exercise) – Every Monday, 10:30

Social Dancing – Tuesday, 10:45

Tai Chi – Every Thursday, call to register.  Beginners class at 12:00; Intermediate at 1:00

Art Exhibit by Local Artists – Open 9:30 to 3:30

May 3 – Let’s Make Floral Arrangements with the Basking Ridge Garden Club

May 4, 11 & 18 – Let’s Get Walking Club, 1:00 pm

May 5 – 2010 Arthritis Walk Presentation by Nicole Lewis, Arthritis Foundation

May 6  – Journal Writing

May 7 – Mother’s Day Celebration

May 11 – Cognitive Fitness – A PBS Documentary About Brain Stimulation and Memory Retention

May 12 – East Mountain School Craft Project: Origami Spring Flowers

May 13 – “Keeping Your Immune System Strong” by Diane Freeman, All About Health, Morristown

May 14 – Cognifit Activity by Lori Reynolds, Somerset Hills Wellness Center

May 19 – Students From Warren Township Middle School Visit and Reminisce About the Second New York World’s Fair

May 25 – Internationally Acclaimed Classical Guitarist, Giovanni DeChiaro Benefit Concert for the Somerset County Senior Center Activities Fund

May 27 – Senior Olympics – Let the Games Begin

May 28 – Wheel of Fortune, 10:45

May 31 – Holiday – Center Closed

 

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HILLSBOROUGH SENIOR CENTER
339 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ
(908) 369-8700

Hours: 9:30 to 2:00, Monday through Friday
Blood Pressure Screening - 3rd Tuesday of Month, 10:30

Caram (East Indian game, similar to billiards) and other games – Every Thursday

Cards – Daily

Exercise - Tuesday and Friday

May 3, 10, 12 & 24 – Let’s Get Walking Club

May 4 – Mother’s Day Celebration

May 5 – Learn About Cinco De Mayo

May 6 – Fresh Herb Day – Enjoy a Healthy Treat!

May 7 – “Laugh Your Way to Health” by Yvette Halpin, Certified Laughter Leader

May 11 – Congressman Lance Mobil Office: Get Answers to Questions on Social Security and Medicare.

May 11 – Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony, 11:30 am

May 13 – Loaded Questions

May 14, 21 & 28 – Dance Fever Exercise Class

May 17 – Train Day: Learn About the 1969 Merger of the Union Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad

May 18 – Performance by the Hillsborough Rockets and Rockettes

May 19 – “Reducing Stress” by Michele Ten Eyck, Somerset County Treatment Services

May 21 – Buzz Word Game

May 26 – Trip to the Montgomery Senior Center for Internationally Acclaimed Classical Guitarist, Giovanni DeChiaro in Benefit Concert for the Somerset County Senior Centers Activity Fund

May 27 – Pokeno

May 31 – Holiday – Center Closed

 

 

MANVILLE SENIOR CENTER
South Third Ave., Manville, NJ
(908) 526-0175 

Hours: 9:00 to 2:30, Monday through Friday
Bingo – Every Wednesday, 11:15

Birthdays – 4th Thursday of Month

Chair Exercise – Every Thursday, 11:15

May 3 & 21 – Wii Bowling, 10:45 – 11:15

May 3 – Wheel of Fortune, 11:15 – 12:00

May 4 – Learn About Mexico and Cinco de Mayo, 11:30

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo: Make a Maraca and a Frame

May 7 – Mother’s Day Celebration – Reminisce About Our Mothers, 11:30

May 10 – Performance by the Spring Hills Assisted Living Handbell Choir

May 11 – The Greatest Generation Event will Feature Special Terracotta Painted Pots with Live Plants made by Local Girl Scout Troop for all clients.  Entertainment by Jerry Costaldo, 10:45

May 12 – Sing Patriotic Songs with Don Langreich, Folk Guitarist

May 13 – Let’s Play Checkers

May 14 – Performance by the Franklin Township Swingin, Singin Seniors

May 17 – World Hypertension Day with Blood Pressure Screening and Educational Presentation by Dr. Mubina Shah-Khan and Dr. Mohammed N. Khan, Family Practice Associates, Manville

 

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MANVILLE SENIOR CENTER – cont’d
May 18 – Taste the Different Varieties of Tea, 11:15 am

May 19 – “The History of Tea” by Nancy Rosa – Mejias, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 10:45 am

May 20 – Congressman Leonard Lance Mobil Office: Get Answers to Questions on Social Security and Medicare.

May 21 – “Sharing Your Home with Someone” by Jennifer Elkowitz and Renee Drell, Somerset County Coalition on Affordable Housing

May 24 – Journal Writing

May 25 -  Wheel of Fortune, 11:15

May 26 – “Healthy Sleep” by Michele Ten Eyck, Somerset County Treatment Services, 10:30-11:15 am

May 28 – Brain Aerobics

May 31 – Holiday – Center Closed

 

MONTGOMERY SENIOR CENTER
356 Skillman Rd, Skillman, NJ

(609) 466-0846

Hours: 10:00 to 2:00, Monday through Friday
Beading - Daily

Bingo – Monday, 11:00

Birthday Celebrations – Last Friday of the Month

Blood Pressure Screening – second Monday of the Month, 9:45

Bridge – Every Monday at 1:00 and Thursday at 10:30

Chinese ESL - Every Monday, 10:15

Healthy Bones Class – Every Wednesday, 10:15 (Doctor note required)

Line Dance with Robbie – Every Friday, 10:15

Dominos – Daily

Pool Table and Cards – Daily

Silver Strength with Linda – Every Monday, 10:15

Walking Idols Club – Every Wednesday, 10:15

Yoga – Tuesday, 10:30, call for schedule

May 3 – “Affordable Housing” by Darlene Stewart, Somerset County Coalition on Affordable Housing

May 4 – Discussion on Motherhood with Superlatives

May 6, 13, 20 & 27 – Beginner and Novice Computer Classes with Susan, Beginner: 10:00 – 11:00 am and Novice: 11:00 – 12:00 pm

May 7 & 21 – “My Story: Memories in Writing” with Joan Goldstein

May 10 – Health Fair Presented by the Princeton Wellness Center: Age Strong – Live Long, 10:00 – 12:00 pm

May 11 – “Tips for Living Independently as We Age” by Audrey Taffet, Somerset Hills Visiting Nurses Association, 11:15 am

May 13 – Ballet Recital with Miss Ryan’s Toddler Class from the Montgomery Recreation Department

May 17 – Car Fit Driving Program (An Observation/Questionnaire Session to Recommend Vehicle Adjustments to Better Fit the Driver for Increased Comfort/Driving Confidence), by the Princeton Healthcare System (Pre Registration is required. Please call (609)466-0846.)

May 17 – Congressman Lance Mobil Office: Get Answers to Questions on Social Security and Medicare.

May 19 – Bird Feeder Craft with Lindsey from Girl Scout Troop #711

May 24 – Remember When - Musical with Entertainment by Rich Saracino

May 26 – Internationally Acclaimed Classical Guitarist, Giovanni DeChiaro Benefit Concert for the Somerset County Senior Center Activities Fund

May 31 – Holiday – Center Closed

 

 

 

QUAIL BROOK SENIOR CENTER

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ
(732) 563-4213

Hours:  9:00 to 3:00, Monday through Friday
Bingo – Every Thursday

Caram Board Game – Daily (East Indian game, similar to billiards)

Chair Exercise – Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Crochet Group – Every Friday

Dominos – Daily

Healthy Bones - Monday and Thursday, 1:00 (Doctor note needed)

Line Dancing - Every Friday at 9:30

Rummikub – Monday and Thursday

Scrabble, Chinese checkers, chess, Yahtzee, Uno and Quizzle - daily

May 5 – Chair Volleyball

May 6 – TV Show Trivia

May 7 – Mother’s Day Celebration with Entertainment by the Franklin Township Swingin, Singin Seniors

May 10 – Art of the Masters Program: The Life and Work of John Singer Sargent

May 11 – Eggspressions Trivia – Test Your Egg Smarts

May 12 – “You Be the Judge” – Discussions About Famous Legal Cases

May 20 – Reminiscing About Lessons Mama Taught Me

May 21 – Dr. Sharon Joag from East Brunswick Ankle and Foot Care will Cut Toenails and Address Minor Foot Problems (Registration and Medical Insurance Card Required.)

May 25 – “Sharing Your Home with Someone” by Jennifer Elkowitz and Renee Drell, Somerset County Coalition on Affordable Housing

May 26 – Movie: “Miss Congeniality”

May 28– “Moving Today” by Erin Toomey, Office on Aging Health Promotion Coordinator

May 31 – Holiday – Center Closed

 

RARITAN SENIOR CENTER
Somerset County Annex
614 First Ave., Raritan, NJ
(908) 203-0001

Hours:  10:00 to 3:30, Monday through Friday
Bingo – Every Tuesday

Caram – Daily (East Indian game, similar to billiards)

Cards and Dominos - Daily

Crocheting – Every Wednesday

Pool – available every day

Table Shuffleboard, Rummikub and Air Hockey – Daily

May 4 – “Heart Healthy Living” by Audrey Taffet, Somerset Hills Visiting Nurses Association

May 5 - Exercise

May 6 – “Slice of Life Performance (Improvisational Dramatizations About Issues and Problems Common to Older Americans)” by the Somerset Medical Center Magic Mirror Players

May 7 – Wii Games (Bowling, Baseball or Tennis)

May 10 – Congressman Lance Mobil Office: Get Answers to Questions on Social Security and Medicare.

May 11 – An Evening at the Cotton Club with Live Jazz Entertainment by Gary Morton

May 12, 19 & 26 – Let’s Get Walking Club

May 13 – A Day of Pampering with Somerset County Vo-Tech

May 14 – Mother’s Day Celebration

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RARITAN SENIOR CENTER – cont’d
May 17 – Name That Tune

May 19 - Boggle

May 20 – Art of the Masters Program: The Life and Work of John Singer Sargent

May 21 – Diabetes Trivia

May 24 – Biography Trivia: The Life of Jack LaLanne

May 26 – “Learn About Veteran’s Benefits” by Peter Niemic, Somerset County Veteran’s Affairs Office

May 27 – Video Match

May 31 – Holiday – Center Closed

 

WARRENBROOK SENIOR CENTER
500 Warrenville Rd., Warren, NJ
(908) 753-9440

Hours:  9:00 to 3:00, Monday through Friday
Ballroom Dance Instruction – Every Tuesday, 10:30 (Advance registration required)

Bingo – Every Tues. & Thurs., 10:00

Bridge – Tuesday, 1:00

Caram – Daily (East Indian game, similar to billiards)

Card Club – First and Third Friday, 12:30 – 2:30

Chair Exercises – Every Wednesday, 11:00

Computer Instruction – Every Monday, 9:00 – 2:00 (Call for appointment)

Computer Room – Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, call for availability

Healthy Bones Classes – Every Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 - 11:00 (Doctor note needed)

Lending Library – Open Monday through Friday

Line Dancing – Every Monday, 1:00 – 3:00

Needlework Club – Every Wednesday, 10:00

Oil Painting – Every Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:00

Pool Room – Open Daily

Pool Sharks – First and Third Friday, 1:00 – 3:00

Social Dancing – Every Tues & Wed, 1:00 – 3:00

The Warrenbrook Game Show – Friday, 10:30

May 3 – Wii Sports (Let’s Bowl or Play Baseball), 10:30 am

May 4 & 5 – “AARP Defensive Driving Class” by Lois Hockenbury, 12:30-4:30 pm (Registration is required. Please call (908)753-9440.)

May 5 – Strawberry “Taste Testing” Festival, 10:15 am

May 7 – Congressman Lance Mobil Office: Get Answers to Questions on Social Security and Medicare, 10:00-11:30 am

May 10 – “Emergency Preparedness” by Cynthia Kusongbor, MPH, CHES, Somerset County Health Department, 10:30 am

May 12 – “How to Get a Good Night’s Rest” by Rob McCaffry, CRT, Somerset Medical Center, 10:15 am

May 17 – “The Beat of Stars and Stripes” by George Mariner Maull, Artistic Director of the Discovery Orchestra, 10:30 am

May 19 – “Writing Your Memoirs” by Stella Rose, 10:15 am

May 24 – “Love Ourselves, No Matter What Our Age or Body Tells Us” by Yvette Halpin, Certified Laughter Leader, 10:30 am

May 25 – Trip to the Senior Wellness Center for Internationally Acclaimed Classical Guitarist, Giovanni DeChiaro in Benefit Concert for the Somerset County Senior Centers Activity Fund

May 26 – Celebrate Life Birthday Party with Entertainment by the Keynotes and Warrenbrook Dancers, 10:30 am

May 31 – Holiday – Center Closed

Princeton Shopping Center Announces Activities For 2010 Spring Fair, "Spring Fling"

Princeton Shopping Center will celebrate spring their annual
Spring Fling on Saturday, May 8, 2010.   The festivities will be held from 10:00am –
3:00pm.  The day begins with an open-to-the-public outdoor spinning class at the New
York Sports Club.  At 11, the club will conduct a Intro-Dance class which includes
Zumba, in the center courtyard, also open to the public.  

Other courtyard wide activities, beginning at 11am, include pony rides, petting zoo &
crafts.  Chicklet Books will host author readings.  Ten Thousand Villages will
celebrate World Fair Trade Day all day long, with a drum circle in the courtyard at
3pm.  

At 12noon while McCaffrey’s barbeques burgers and hot dogs, a Fashion Show
featuring spring and summer fashions from Incredible Me, Blue Ridge Mountain
Sports, Optical Gallery of Princeton, Metropolis Spa & Salon and Cutter’s Mill Pet
Store, will take place.  Cutter’s Mills’ models are rescue pets, representing several of
the areas’ pet rescue groups, on hand with information about their organizations.   

Located at 301 North Harrison Street in Princeton, the Princeton Shopping Center
offers over 50 choices for shopping, dining and services.  For more information, visit
www.princetonshoppingcenter.com or call (609) 921-6234.
 

Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces Annual Golf & Tennis Outing

Date:  May 17, 2010

Place:  Trenton Country Club

Join us for a fun-filled day of
golf, tennis and networking

For further information about this event contact Cheri Durst, Director of Special Events, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce at (609) 924-1776, x105 or cheri@princetonchamber.org.


NJ Audubon's Plainsboro Preserves Announces Summer Nature Camps

Attention parents and campers.  NJ Audubon's Plainsboro Preserves offer summer nature camps with varying themes
from survival, to catching frogs, catching insects, and in general exploring
the outdoor world.  Spaces are still opening, but filling up fast.  Call
609-897-9400 to reserve your spot today!

Trenton Thunder Announce 4th Annual Bark in the Park

PRESS RELEASE - On Sunday, April 25 at 1:05 p.m., hundreds of dogs will once again “watch” baseball at Waterfront Park, home of the Trenton Thunder Minor League Baseball team, as part of the Fourth Annual Bark at the Park game presented by Dogs & Cats Rule

All dog owners are invited to bring their well-behaved dogs into the stadium for free with the purchase of a regularly priced ticket for themselves.  Dogs are free if they sit on a person’s lap during the game but if they require more space, a child priced seat may be purchased.  Hundreds of canines have been in attendance at each of the first three Bark at the Park events in Trenton.

The Trenton Thunder will square off against the Boston Red Sox affiliate, ironically named the Portland Sea Dogs  and Trenton’s resident golden retrievers, Chase and Derby, will take turns working as “bat boys”.
 
In addition, there will be a “Canine Cash Scramble” on the field after the game. The Canine Cash Scramble will give one lucky fan and their dog the opportunity to go out on the field for a chance to win $10,000. The contest will involve the dog attempting to choose the “Lucky Ball” out of one hundred numbered tennis balls that will be spread out on the infield grass.

Fans interested in participating in the Canine Cash Scramble must go to Dogs and Cats Rule in Newtown, PA or Pennington, NJ to register for the event. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest. Registration for the event will end on April 12.

Another feature of “Bark at the Park” will be a Pet Products Display on the main concourse throughout the game. There will be displays from at least ten different dog product vendors for fans to browse.
The “Bark at the Park” festivities will also feature an online photo gallery.

Fans are encouraged to submit pictures of their dogs wearing Thunder or Yankee apparel. Submissions to the “Dogs of Thunder” gallery will be posted on the Thunder website for the 2010 season and each response will be entered to win four free tickets to “Bark at the Park”.

The contest will conclude on April 12. Photos should be submitted to jhurley@trentonthunder.com and will be posted on the website within three days of receipt.

Leashes are required on the dogs at all times and the Thunder reserve the right to remove a dog from the stadium if it is not well behaved. Season Ticket holders will be allowed to stay in their seats if they wish to bring their dog. Also, a grassed area will be roped off outside of the first base gates for dogs to do their business.

Dogs and Cats Rule opened in September 2001 in Newtown, PA and its second location was opened in June 2005 at the Hopewell Crossing Center in Pennington, NJ. Dogs & Cats Rule strives to ensure that our pets enjoy the most natural, safe and well-made products that are available. With this philosophy intact, Dogs & Cats Rule has evolved into the leader in this area and is on the cutting-edge when it comes to natural foods and pet supplies.

Chase and Derby are the Trenton Thunder’s golden retriever “mascots”.  Chase That Golden Thunder has been entertaining fans at Waterfront Park for the past 7 seasons. During the games, Chase is the Thunder batboy during the first inning, he also brings water to the umpires, catches Frisbees in the outfield and meets with fans both on the field and in the stands.  Derby is Chase’s two year old puppy .  He will begin doing some “tricks”, including serving as the batboy at the ballpark this season.

All Trenton Thunder tickets, including Mini Plans, Season Tickets, Group Outings and Luxury Suites are on sale now at trentonthunder.com or by calling 609-394-3300.

Trenton begins its 2010 season by hosting the Erie Sea Wolves (double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) on Thursday, April 8. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.

Hopewell Valley Seniors Announces Special Events Calendar for April, 2010

Please click on the link below for April listing of events:

https://hvseniors.org/activities.html

Programs Subject to Cancellation due to Extreme Weather. For More Information, Call (609) 737-0605 ext. 692
 

Make Sit Happen Announces Classes and Socials for Dogs

 Make Sit Happen Puppy Socials for pups 18 weeks every Wednesday

Weekly Puppy Socialization 'drop in' session! 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm. Puppies between the ages of 9 to 19 weeks (trainer approved) have the opportunity to play, interact and socialize with other puppies and people! Owners will learn about puppy/dog body language and get answers to questions about potty training, biting, nipping, chewing, grooming, normal, proper and improper behaviors, feeding, exercise or anything else you want to ask of the Trainer! NO retractable leashes! PROOF OF VACCINATIONS REQUIRED (2 of 3 DHLPPP Series) $10.00 at the door! Call 908-359-9228 to start these valuable sessions for you and your new puppy!  Length of session - 18 weeks.


Make Sit Happen Therapy Dog/CGC Classes starting April 6th

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN & THERAPY DOG CLASS - 6:30 to 7:30 pm. This 5 week class (testing is the 6th week)encompasses both Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog skills, enabling you to take the test for both certifications. The class assumes that you have already learned basic obedience skills. (Read more about the tests & certifications at: www.golden-dogs.org &
https://www.akc.org/events/cgc/). Your dog will become familiar with walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, loud noises and other distractions while learning to be a Canine Good Citizen! Testing administered a week or two after completion of the class to allow time for students to practice their skills before being tested! Pre-registration required! (Test date to be determined)
 
 
Make Sit Happen Rally-O classes start Saturday April 10th

This FUN, 5 week, non-competitive class teaches the fundamentals of Rally Obedience! Your dog does not need to be perfect, but must not be reactive or aggressive, and must already know some commands such as sit', 'down', 'stay' and be able to walk with you on a leash. The rest will be taught in class! Spaces limited! $130 for the 5 week class - February 13 thru March 13th! Send an e-mail to: MakeSitHappen2@aol.com to reserve your spot! First come, first served!
 

Visit our website at  https://www.makesithappen.com

Princeton Regional Chamber, Mercer County Announces Fifth Annual Economic Summit

PRINCETON, N.J. – Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Office of Economic Development & Sustainability and the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce are  proud to announce the Fifth Annual Mercer County Economic Summit is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, at The Conference Center at Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West  Windsor, New Jersey 08550.  
 
PSE&G is proud to yet again sponsor the Mercer County Economic Summit.  “We have been a  strong supporter of this event since its inception five years ago, and we are thrilled to serve as this year’s title sponsor” said Frank Lucchesi, Regional Public Affairs Manager, Mercer, Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, PSE&G.   “This year, more than ever, PSE&G believes it  is important to work collectively to understand how we can help local businesses benefit from the ongoing economic recovery”.  The Summit brings together business leaders, not for profit organizations and elected officials with community stakeholders to learn about the economic challenges being faced in our region and what steps they can take to succeed.  
 
This popular Central New Jersey event will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will conclude with a cocktail reception from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Cost to attend is $60 for Chamber members and $75 for non-members. Reserve in advance at www.princetonchamber.org.
 
Businesses are looking for ways to better position themselves as a result of these difficult economic times. At the Summit, we will bring together key stakeholders from Mercer County and beyond to discuss trends in economic development and to share advice on how businesses can  weather this economic storm and possibly emerge stronger than ever. As is our goal with each Mercer County Economic Summit, we anticipate increased private sector  investment in our great county, a better understanding of ways the private sector can partner with Mercer County government, and the attraction of new business.
 
The Fifth Annual Mercer County Economic Summit will focus on the topic, “Recovery? I Still Have Questions”, and will  begin with  welcome and opening remarks by Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes.  The keynote address will be presented by Dennis Bone, President, Verizon, NJ, Past Co-Chair of Governor Christie's Subcommittee on Economic Development & Job Growth and Chairman of the NJ State Chamber of Commerce with remarks by Herb Taylor, VP & Corporate Secretary, Federal Reserve Bank of  Philadelphia.  Supporting Sponsor is Verizon.  Following the keynote speakers there will be two breakout sessions. These interactive gatherings will  
feature expert panelists and moderators discussing the most important topics affecting Mercer County's  economy.  They include:
 
Funding:  How Do I Get It?

When your credit line gets pulled; when you are a new business trying to borrow money, or if you want to start a new business, where do you go?  Attend this session to learn more from credit unions, corporate turnaround experts, and regional bank executives.
 
Moderator: Caren Franzini, CEO, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Panelists: Phillip Malavarca, Vice President, Wachovia Bank, a Wells Fargo Company; Bernard Schiefer, Commercial Relationship Manager, Credit Union of New Jersey
and William Pazmino, Executive Director, Regional Business Assistance Corporation.
 
 
Management: How Do I Do More With Less? 

This session will deal with how business has changed staffing models.  Our experts will explain the need for personality profiles in your business, give sound advice on hiring through budget cuts and discuss how they are finding and keeping employees.
 
Moderator: Dale Caldwell, Vice President, Right Management
Panelists: Dr. Herb Greenberg, President and CEO, Caliper; Lianne Sullivan-Crowley, Vice President of Human Resources, Princeton University; Richard K. Rein,  
Editor & Publisher, US1 Newspaper
 
A workshop for attendees will also take place:
 
Print Media & Internet:  How Does the Market Identify with You?

This interactive workshop will discuss the importance of branding.  The session will examine how to align your branding priorities in order to capture and attain the attention and loyalty of your buyer markets.
 
Moderator: Marie Bardzilowski, Assistant VP, Team Leader, PNC Private Client Group, Central New Jersey
Panelists:  Frank Montero, Certified Google Adword Professional, Monterey Internet; David Mihalovic, Associate Partner, Rosetta Marketing; Jayne O’Connor,
Executive Director of Public Relations & Marketing, Capital Health
 
For further information, contact Cheri Durst, Director of Special Events, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce at (609) 924-1776 x105 or cheri@princetonchamber.org.
 

Metropolis Spa & Salon Announces Pedicure Exclusively For Men

Raw Earth Pedicure
$55
Exclusively for Men. Inspired by the unique qualities of the earth that have
made the Sedona Dessert a mystical land of healing since prehistoric times.
Our exclusive 1 hour pedicure is comprised of 5 steps. Relax in our fizzing
mineral soak to sooth and deodorize the feet. After, your nails are trimmed
and filed, cuticles are removed, and a raw sugar scrub is used to remove
excess dry skin from feet and lower legs. A volcanic foot masque enriched
with a blend of conditioning vitamins and mineral is then applied followed
by a hydrating massage filled with minerals to shield the skin.
Makes a wonderful gift!

301 North Harrison Street
Princeton Shopping Center
Phone: 609-683-8388

https://www.metropolisspa.com/index.html

Tuscan Hills Announces New Table Tops and Iron Furniture From Italy

Tuscan Hills, LLC announces an exclusive partnership to import outdoor furniture from Italy. Hand crafted travertine table tops and hand painted volcanic stone are supported with hot zinc iron bases. This line also includes outdoor chairs, lounge chairs and gazebos perfect for any area of the US...warm or cold, wet or dry.

As more and more Americans integrate the indoor and the outdoor resulting in "summer" kitchens and fireplaces, they turn to Tuscany, Italy - the master of outdoor living.  
 
Now Tuscan Hills is offering solutions for how to create a comfortable living environment with a combination of old world craftsmanship and comtemporary design - with textures, colors, and materials that not only evoke la vita Italiana, but also are made exclusively in Italy.
 
For additional information and images of the product lines, please  contact Greg Evans at greg@tuscanhills.com or 609.921.9015

 4438 Route 27, Kingston, NJ

 www.tuscanhills.com

Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces Its Board of Directors For 2010

“I am pleased to announce the following business leaders who will serve as Members of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, noted J. Robert Hillier, Chairman of the Board. I look forward to working with this group of exceptional individuals to plan and implement the Chamber’s strategic course.”

Herbert K. Ames

Founder, First Choice Bank


President and CEO/Devin Group

Douglas C. Borden

Founder and Managing Director
Borden Perlman

Paul Breitman

Assistant Vice President, University Services
Princeton University

Jodi Brigman

Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of the Mercer East Region
PNC Bank

Anthony Clark

Head of Firmenich Corporate R&D in North America
Firmenich Inc.

Richard Coyne

Partner
WithumSmith+Brown

Michelle Vaccaro Everman, CPA

Director
The Mercadien Group

Jim D'Ovidio

President and Founder
Brown Dog Marketing

Barbara Fox

Senior Correspondent
US1 Newspaper

Frank Gatti

Chief Financial Officer/Senior Vice President
ETS

Jeffrey M. Hall

Partner
Fox Rothschild LLP

J. Robert Hillier, FAIA

Founder and Principal
J. Robert Hillier

Karen A. Jezierny

Director of Public Affairs
Princeton University
Chair, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Shabnam Kazmi

Vice President,
Patient and Brand Strategy
Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Anna Lustenberg

Director, External Affairs
Verizon

Elliott M. Levy, MD

Vice President, Global Development Operations
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Stephen B. McGill

Associate Director, Government Affairs
Novo Nordisk Inc.

Meredith Moore

Senior Vice President, Communications
NRG Energy, Inc.

Jack Morrison

President
JM Group

Scott Needham

President
Princeton Air Conditioning

Anne O'Neill

Executive Director
The Scheide Fund

Ivan Punchatz

Managing Shareholder
Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C.

Lori Rabon

General Manager
Nassau Inn

Robert J. Remstein, D.O., FACP

Vice President for Medical Affairs
Capital Health System

Patrick Ryan, Esq.

Chairman of the Board
Hopewell Valley Community Bank

Joseph E. Stampe

Vice President of Development
Princeton HealthCare System Foundation

Melissa Tenzer

President
CareersUSA

Robert W. Thomsen

Sr. Vice President, Principal In Charge
Bovis Lend Lease LMB, Inc.

John P. Thurber

Vice President for Public Affairs
Thomas Edison State College

Frederick O.Young

Vice President and
Business Development Manager
Glenmede

     



Slow Food Central New Jersey Announces "Eat Slow" Winter Farmers Markets Schedule

The winter farmers market season continues with special indoor farmers markets sponsored by Slow Food Central New Jersey. These series of monthly markets will be hosted at different locations across Central New Jersey each month during the winter until March.
 
The December market will take place at the Trenton Farmers Market in Lawrence Township. This Friday evening market will bring in products to enhance the usual group of Trenton vendors and will be carried out with a night of music, cooking demos and wine tasting.
 
The January market will take place at the D&R Greenway Land Trust off of Rosedale Road in Princeton. Vendors attending this Saturday market will be treated to area specialties including cheese, bread, apple cider, mushrooms, baked goods, greens and much more.
 
The February market is hosted by Tre Piani Restaurant, where these markets originated five years ago. Three floors of the restaurant are turned into a bustling market offering locally produced foods and farm products as well as lunch offerings by Tre Piani’s “Tre Bar” tapas café.
 
Many of the markets highlight New Jersey wineries. Visit www.slowfoodcentralnj.org for updates on the list of vendors or call 609 577-5113 for more information.
 
Entrance and parking are free. A $2 suggested donation benefits the programs of Slow Food Central New Jersey.
 
Date: Friday, December 4, 2009
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Trenton Farmers Market
960 Spruce Street, Lawrence Twp, NJ 08648
https://www.thetrentonfarmersmarket.com/directions.htm
609-695-2998
 
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010
Time: 10:00-2:00pm
Location: D&R Greenway Land Trust
at Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place off Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
https://www.drgreenway.org/directions.htm
609 924-4646
 
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2010
Time: 11:00-3:00pm
Location: Tre Piani Restaurant
120 Rockingham Row
Forrestal Village off Rte 1
Princeton, NJ 08540
https://www.trepiani.com
609 452-1515
 
 
For additional information related to these events, please contact:
     Beth Feehan
     Slow Food Central New Jersey
     bfeehan@comcast.net
     Ph: 609-577-5113
 

Hometown Princeton Announces Local Video Contest - Grand Prize $1,000 Shopping Spree

HOMETOWN PRINCETON'S WHY I SHOP LOCAL VIDEO CONTEST

GRAND PRIZE $1,000 PRINCETON SHOPPING SPREE

Grab your video camera, web cam, or cell phone and create a 90-second
(or less) video showing why you shop in Princeton's locally owned
stores. One lucky person will win the grand prize of a $1,000 shopping
spree at any participating Hometown Princeton member stores. Two $250
prizes will also be awarded.

The contest is being sponsored by Hometown Princeton
(www.hometownprinceton.com)--a group of independently owned businesses
in Princeton Borough and Township. The goal is to get folks thinking
about why shopping local is important--either to them personally or to
the community.

To enter the contest, go to https://hometownprinceton.shycast.com/

It is easy to enter and you don't need to be a professional filmmaker
to have a chance to win. Just shoot your video, register at the web
site, and upload your video. Entries must be received by noon on
November 30, 2009.

Contestants must be 18 to enter although a younger filmmaker could have
their entry submitted by their parents. Employees of participating
businesses are not eligible to enter. Check out the complete rules at
https://hometownprinceton.shycast.com/

Good luck!

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