It’s all about giving: Crisis Ministry of Mercer County marks 35 years of helping others

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By Philip Sean Curran    Thirty-five years ago, two churches in Princeton gave birth to what today is a nonprofit organization that serves thousands of people who are in a bad place in their lives.    The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County feeds the hungry, prevents homelessness and helps people find work — a mission that an …

A careful listener who helps others share their stories: Nick Klevans preserves people’s history through his work as a video biographer

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By Sally Stang    When you listen to people’s stories, that is when you are allowed to enter the heart of another person.” — Brother Mickey McGrath    Nick Klevans is deep. His thoughts are deep, his conversation is deep and — a rare thing in this world — he is a deep listener. Mr. Klevans is …

A story of survival: Jennifer Hayden will discuss her experience with breast cancer, during a program about graphic novels at Labyrinth Books

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By Chuck O’Donnell    Soon after being diagnosed with breast cancer at 43, Jennifer Hayden was determined to tell her story. From flat-chested and forlorn, to self-conscious schoolgirl, to blissful late bloomer, to proud provider of mother’s milk — she realized that her breasts were a sort of biological timeline through which she could trace her …

SHOP TALK: A Little Taste of Cuba is a big part of Princeton

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By Mike Morsch, Packet Media Goup    When one walks by A Little Taste of Cuba on Witherspoon Street in Princeton, the distinct aroma of cigars — and sometimes pipes — is prevalent from the doorway.    Visitors poking their heads inside can, at various times, see guys — it’s mostly guys who smoke cigars and pipes …

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 …

PLAINSBORO: Good Grief opens its new home to serve grieving children and teens

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PLAINSBORO — After expanding to the Princeton area in 2012, Good Grief opened its new home on Mapleton Road on Sept. 19. Local merchants and organizations enthusiastically participated to make the celebration a meaningful one: Princeton Farmers Market, Arts Council of Princeton, Small World Coffee, Jammin’ Crepes, JaZams, The Bent Spoon, Lombardi’s Pizza Co., Cherry …

A feast for the ears, and the stomach: JazzFeast returns

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By Keith Loria    Anyone who loves jazz or food should set aside Sept. 20 as Palmer Square will host its 24th annual JazzFeast, an outdoor festival featuring performances by some of the industry’s best jazz musicians, while also showcasing cuisine from a selection of the area’s finest restaurants.    Anita Fresolone, managing director of Palmer Square …

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP: Full moon attracts 670 cyclists for ride through Mercer Meadows

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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP — As a beautiful full moon inched its way higher in the darkening sky Saturday night, the bicyclists began arriving for the 45-minute ride along a 6-mile route along the Lawrence Hopewell Trail through Mercer Meadows. The estimated turnout for the second annual Full Moon Ride, co-hosted by the Lawrence-Hopewell Trail and the …

HEALTH MATTERS: A number of techniques can help curb incontinence

By Dr. Nina Bhatia, Princeton HealthCare System  Is your urge to go bringing your life to a stop? Do you run to the bathroom instead of running around the track? If incontinence is interfering with your daily activities, it’s time to seek help. With the right treatment approach, you can control incontinence rather than …