Second Floor of Princeton Public Library Closes for Renovations Beginning June 6

Second Floor of Princeton Public Library Closes for Renovations Beginning June 6

Beginning Monday, June 6, the second floor of the Princeton Public Library will be closed for renovations. The project, called 2Reimagine, is expected to last six to eight months. The second floor is closing a few weeks ahead of the construction start date in order to move books offsite to a storage facility, officials said….

Reminder: Princeton Memorial Day Recycling and Trash Pickup Rescheduled

Because of the Memorial Day holiday, Monday recycling and trash collection have been rescheduled for Princeton residents. Recycling will be collected this coming Saturday, June 4 (yes, meaning Princeton residents have to go almost three weeks with no recycling pickup.) Many residents have already placed their recycling bins at the curb for pickup. Bins should…

Princeton Recreation Department to Honor Larry Ivan Next Month

Princeton Recreation Department to Honor Larry Ivan Next Month

The Princeton Recreation Department will unveil a bronze portrait plaque of long-time Community Park Pool Manager Larry Ivan at a 6 p.m. ceremony on Friday, June 10 at the pool. Ivan has served as the manager of the Community Park Pool for more than 40 years. He also taught school in Princeton for 41 years…

Historical Society of Princeton Appoints Princeton Native as New Executive Director
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Historical Society of Princeton Appoints Princeton Native as New Executive Director

Isabel Kasdin,  the curator of collections and exhibitions at the Historical Society of Princeton, has been named the new executive director of the nonprofit Kasdin, who grew up in Princeton, received her bachelor’s degree in history at Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and earning the Laurence Hutton Prize in History. She also earned the…

Princeton Festival Seeks Hosts for Performers
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Princeton Festival Seeks Hosts for Performers

The Princeton Festival is seeking area residents with a spare room or rooms to host visiting performing artists for up to six weeks this summer. Hosts are needed to house performers between May 17 and June 26. Many of the visiting opera singers and musical theater performers will be in residence for less than the…

Princeton Public Library Seeking Submissions for 2016 Student Film Festival
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Princeton Public Library Seeking Submissions for 2016 Student Film Festival

The Princeton Public Library is accepting original film submissions for the 2016 Princeton Student Film Festival. The festival will be held on July 20 and 21. Student filmmakers whose works are selected will be invited to discuss their films at the 13th annual festival, a two-night event intended for teen and adult audiences. Students are…

85th Annual Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale March 25-30 at Princeton Day School
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85th Annual Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale March 25-30 at Princeton Day School

The Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale, a Princeton tradition that organizers say is the oldest and largest used book sale on the East Coast, will take place beginning on March 25 at Princeton Day School. This year, the 85th annual sale will feature 85,000 books, including a “Treasure Island” section featuring rare and unusual editions at…

Volunteers Needed for Mercer Meadows Bird Survey
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Volunteers Needed for Mercer Meadows Bird Survey

The Mercer County Park Commission is seeking volunteers to conduct the annual grassland bird survey at Mercer Meadows. A volunteer training and information session will be held on Sunday, April 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hunt House. In 2012, a 435-acre habitat restoration project was undertaken to improve the Mercer Meadows grasslands…

Mercer County, Towns Eligible for FEMA Aid for January Blizzard

Mercer County, Towns Eligible for FEMA Aid for January Blizzard

Mercer County is one of 17 New Jersey counties the federal government has declared eligible for federal disaster aid to supplement recovery efforts from the January winter storm. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse county and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for to 75 percent of  eligible storm-related costs they incurred while…

Historic Hopewell Valley Golf Club Reopens Under New Ownership
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Historic Hopewell Valley Golf Club Reopens Under New Ownership

The Hopewell Valley Golf and Country Club reopened this week and is welcoming limited public play for the first time in the club’s almost 90-year history. Located on the banks of the Stony Brook in Hopewell Township just off Pennington Hopewell Road, the gold course was developed in 1927 as a private and secluded golf…

Princeton Community Forum on Heroin Epidemic Tonight
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Princeton Community Forum on Heroin Epidemic Tonight

A public forum, “Heroin & Opiates: They’re Here,” will be held tonight in an effort to educate parents, high school students and community members about the heroin epidemic that has swept across the United States, New Jersey and Princeton. The presentation will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Princeton High School…

Princeton Area Community Foundation Names Four New Trustees
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Princeton Area Community Foundation Names Four New Trustees

The Princeton Area Community Foundation has appointed four new members to its Board of Trustees. Mercer County residents William Harla, Elizabeth McNeilly, Jamie Kyte Sapoch and Calvin Thomas Jr. were approved to serve as trustees at the board’s February 25 meeting. “The new members bring a wealth of talent to the board, and we believe…

A&B’s 43rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and LongBeard Contest Benefits Derek’s Dreams
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A&B’s 43rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and LongBeard Contest Benefits Derek’s Dreams

Fifteen men from the Princeton area are competing for bragging rights in the A&B’s annual LongBeard contest, one of the highlights of the bar’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. A special St. Patrick’s Day menu with Irish dishes that range from corned beef to shepherd’s pie to salmon will be served on March 17. At…

Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart Names New Director of Summer Programs
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Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart Names New Director of Summer Programs

Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart has appointed Kristen Dabrowski as its new director of summer programs. Dabrowski attended Stuart Country Day School, Franklin & Marshall College, The British-American Drama Academy and Oxford School of Drama. She has taught English, drama and film at Convent of the Sacred Heart, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts,…