PRINCETON: Foundation will present Vivian Award to David McAlpin

The Rev. David McAlpin

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… Continue reading PRINCETON: Foundation will present Vivian Award to David McAlpin

LOOSE ENDS: The voice of one who serves

Michael Kelvington with his wife Megan and their children.

By Pam Hersh    Major Michael Kelvington, who is the keynote speaker at the Princeton Veterans Day ceremony, has a secret weapon. It is called perspective. At the age 33, he has been deployed several times in conventional and special operations to Iraq and Afghanistan, and, as a result, Princeton’s traffic congestion and parking meter fees… Continue reading LOOSE ENDS: The voice of one who serves

In the Kitchen: Be thankful for turnips and rutabaga

The author used purple-top and scarlet turnips from Whole Earth Center in this roasted turnips and rutabagas dish.

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… Continue reading In the Kitchen: Be thankful for turnips and rutabaga

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

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

LOOSE ENDS: Stan Katz and the Cubbies

Dr. Stanley Katz wears his love for the Cubs on his sleeve

By Pam Hersh    Dr. Stanley Katz, a longtime member of Princeton University’s faculty and director of the university’s Center for Arts and Cultural Policy, recently retired from the board of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities after 25 years of service. In keeping with the NJCH mission of “developing, supporting, and promoting projects that… Continue reading LOOSE ENDS: Stan Katz and the Cubbies

Book Review – ‘The Gates of Evangeline’

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By Jim Snow    ”The Gates of Evangeline,” a new novel by Lawrence resident Hester Young, is a suspenseful journey through time and the murky outback of rural Louisiana following Charlotte Cates, a woman whose loss of a child forms the crux of a tantalizing psychic receptivity she is only just beginning to discover.    Having undertaken… Continue reading Book Review – ‘The Gates of Evangeline’

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

Peter Yarrow will perform a benefit concert at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville

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

Hazen Medical Spa grand opening benefits Womanspace

Hazen Medical Spa in Princeton held its grand opening on Oct. 8.

Hazen Medical Spa in Princeton held its grand opening Oct. 8 and donated all the proceeds from the event to Womanspace. The event, which featured demonstrations by owner and operator Dr. Jill Hazen, tours of the medical spa and refreshments, raised $2,000 for Womanspace. Attendees paid $25 for tickets to a drawing for a chance… Continue reading Hazen Medical Spa grand opening benefits Womanspace

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

Cutting the ribbon to the new YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center on D&R Greenway Land Trust's Conservation Campus

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