PRINCETON: Foundation will present Vivian Award to David McAlpin

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The Princeton Area Community Foundation is honoring David McAlpin, founder of Habitat for Humanity-Trenton, with the 2015 Annual Leslie “Bud” Vivian Award for Community Service. The award will be presented to the Rev. McAlpin at a ceremony at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church in Princeton on Sunday, Dec. 20. The Vivian Award for Community Service, established in …

In the Kitchen: Be thankful for turnips and rutabaga

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By Faith Bahadurian        Swedes and neeps. These members of the genus brassica seem to figure into every British childhood — but often as dreaded foods, because no child ever craved rutabagas and turnips, right? And it’s true, turnips, especially, can be grayish and bitter when not carefully prepared or seasoned.    Etymologically speaking, it’s not …

Apple pie with Cheddar crust – Why not get a little cheesy with a classic dessert?

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By Faith Bahadurian    It’s hard to resist the siren call of apple pie in the fall, and I heard it loud and clear when I was supposed to judge at the West Windsor Farmers Market apple pie contest again this year. I still think about last year’s winning entry by Megan Hodges. She thinly sliced …

PRINCETON: In D&R Greenway benefit, see art being made to music about fire  

“Songs on Fire,” a benefit concert for D&R Greenway Land Trust by Voices Chorale, will be performed Sunday, Nov. 22, at D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, a circa-1900 restored barn at 1 Preservation Place, Princeton. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. with the concert from 3-4:30 p.m. “Songs on Fire” will include vocal music on lightning, …

Getting folksy to help kids: Peter Yarrow to headline benefit concert in Lawrenceville

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By Mike Morsch    Chris Thern grew up listening to songs like “Puff, the Magic Dragon” and other hits by Peter, Paul and Mary.    So when the legendary folk group’s Peter Yarrow performed a benefit show about five years ago at Princeton High School, Ms. Thern took her then 3-year-old son and 8-month-old daughter to the …

PRINCETON: D&R Greenway Trust welcomes Breast Cancer Research Center as a campus partner 

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 D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Princeton campus will become a Conservation Campus. The YWCA Princeton Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) will be its first campus partner by moving into 2 Preservation Place. “The new strategic alliance between the two nonprofits celebrates the healing value that nature brings to our lives,” says D&R Greenway President and …