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Event, 06/27/15, 2:00 PM, Watson Adventures' Princeton Prowl Scavenger Hunt, Princeton University, TBD, Princeton, 877-946-4868, $19.50 , The historic town of Princeton—where George Washington defeated the British—and the stunning campus of Princeton University combine to provide a hunt landscape that is filled with history, outdoor sculptures, dramatic Gothic and ivy-clad buildings, goofy gargoyles, famous Americans, and amazing views. Guest stars include Russell Crowe (from locations for A Beautiful Mind), F. Scott Fitzgerald, John F. Kennedy, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Henry Moore, Aaron Burr, Woodrow Wilson, Albert Einstein, William Hurt (from locations for One True Thing), David Duchovny of The X-Files, Meg Ryan (in the movie I.Q.), and an enemy bulldog. Scavenger hunts use witty, tricky questions in fast-paced games that bring out the best in a fascinating place—and the best in you and your teammates. The hunts are like walking tours spiked with caffeine.
Events, 06/26/15, 8:30 AM, Meet the Mayor Open Office, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St, Princeton, 609-924-9529, Free, Meet Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert in an informal setting.
Events, 7/7/2015, 10:30 a.m., Airport Guided Tour, Princeton Airport, 41 Airpark Road, Montgomery, 609-921-3100, Free. Every Summer since 1985 Princeton Airport has opened its doors for free tours on Tuesday mornings so visitors, both young and young-at-heart, can see the daily operations of the airfield. The tour guides will be more than happy to share any and all information regarding the airport’s current affairs along with its storied past.
Events, 7/14/2015, 10:30 a.m., Airport Guided Tour, Princeton Airport, 41 Airpark Road, Montgomery, 609-921-3100, Free.
Events, 7/21/2015, 10:30 a.m., Airport Guided Tour, Princeton Airport, 41 Airpark Road, Montgomery, 609-921-3100, Free.
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D&R Greenway's Olivia Rainbow Gallery To Present 'Nature's Potpourri'
D&R Greenway Land Trust presents Nature's Potpourri, an exhibit of multi-media works by Heather Barros' Art Collaborations! students in D&R Greenway's Olivia Rainbow Gallery at the Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton, on view through January 13, 2017. Gallery hours Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 609-924-4646; www.drgreenway.org
The artwork conveys the impact of a walk through a pinewood, near a healthy lake, on a breezy day—just what you'd find while walking on any of D&R Greenway's preserves.
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Management team buys parent company of local WPST radio station
Petrus Holding Company, LP, a Perot Company, has joined with management to acquire Connoisseur Media, one of the nation’s fastest growing media companies. Based in Westport, Connecticut, Connoisseur operates 42 radio stations and digital assets in 12 markets across the U.S. The existing management team will continue to operate the stations, with Petrus as their financial partner.
Connoisseur has expanded rapidly over the last several years and maintains a strong presence in the "Golden Ring" media market surrounding New York City, including Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey.
Connoisseur Media NJ / PA General Manager Andrew Rosen is very excited about the changes. "This infusion of capital will allow Connoisseur Media to continue to invest in the resources that help us provide the best content for our audience," he said. "It will allow us to expand the tools for our advertisers to connect with potential consumers, to help the communities we serve and to retain, attract and develop the best talent."
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Hun wins state lacrosse championship
In a stunning win, The Hun School took home the 1st place trophy, a first in a state lacrosse championship since 1998. They beat 13 consecutive champions Lawrenceville School 14 to 6.
Team Roster: Chris Andrews, Chris Aslanian, Tom Bahr, Brendan Black, Owen Black, Patrick Brake, Hanna Brzoza, Jack Burke, Chris Donovan, Chris Fake, Matteo Favaloro, Liam Fitzgerald, Maria Freitas, Michael Gavaletz, Grant Hipple, Kyle Horihan, James Jannicelli, Andrew Kaye, Jake Keller, Robert Kuhn, Jon Levine, Chris Licitra, Mike Mckeon, Michael McMenamin, Griffin Moroney, Riley Nestlerode, Brendan O'Hara, Chris Renna, Brendan Rooney, Drake Roy, Alex Semler, Tucker Stevenson, Gib Versfeld, Cole West, Julian Williams.
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A delightful boutique in downtown Pennington
A lovely selection of beautiful headbands and belts
By Alicia M. Priore
At Flutter, a delightful boutique in downtown Pennington, found a lovely selection of beautiful headbands and belts. The perfect accessories to complete a romantic or boho chic look, priced from $16 to $46.
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Sales, savings & specials
AD ENERGY, 234 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-759-2995, from Aug 01 to Oct 31, $1,000 rebate, 1000, $0 Down Residential Solar - Lock in Electric Rates and Save Thousands - $1,000 Rebate Offer
AEROSOLES, 69 Palmer Square West, Princeton, 609-688-1361, extra 20% off everything, ends September 7, 2015
AU COURANT OPTICIANS, 57 Palmer Square West, Princeton, 609-921-9600, save $100 off purchase of $500 or more, ends September 30.
BIG LOTS, 630 Route 33, Hamilton, 609-689-4934, from August 29 to September 12, Buy any Serta mattress and get the matching box spring for $10.
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University presidents discuss role of higher education in economic development
The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce recently partnered with Trenton Business Week to present “The Role of Higher Education in Economic Development in the Capital City Region” on Thursday, October 22nd at the Trenton Country Club. The event featured a panel of local university presidents who discussed how the economic well-being of communities is directly connected to educational attainment, making degree completion and postsecondary training matters of social and civic consequence. Dr. Gregory G. Dell'Omo, President, Rider University; Dr. R. Barbara Gitenstein, President, The College of New Jersey; Dr. George A. Pruitt, President, Thomas Edison State College and Dr. Jianping Wang, President, Mercer County Community College participated in the panel. County Executive Brian Hughes made opening comments and served as moderator.
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Things that matter
By Bradley Koltz
My father is dying. He's been fighting cancer for a while now and it looks like the fight is just about over. That's incredibly hard to write, but it is true just the same.
I hope you’ll indulge me in a brief tribute to my Dad while he's still with us, and I hope Dad will forgive the breaking of convention while I tell him and you how much he means to me.
Dad has always been a bigger than life character, doing incredible things that seem like they're from a bygone era, when adventurers and explorers opened new places or sought new opportunities.
Dad survived any number of things that would have bested much better men than me. Hurricanes at sea, ferocious ice storms, mutinous crews, armed thugs, dishonest business associates and crooked politicians to name but a few.
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Are You Ready To Purchase a Home?
This May Be the Right Time for You
As I review the trends in the local real estate market I see a shift occurring from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market in the The Greater Princeton Area. So as a buyer what does this mean to you? A shift to a seller’s market means that you will have more qualified buyers competing to purchase the same home since a seller’s market is usually accompanied by low inventory. The TREND Multiple Listing System reports that in Mercer County in the month of May the number of homes available to purchase was 1984 compared to 1901 in May of 2014. This may not seem significant to you but this small percentage change has made an impact in the number of homes available for you to purchase in Princeton and the surrounding area. I frequently hear in the office real estate agents asking other agents if they have a new home coming on the market in a specific price range in a designated area for the buyer they are currently working with. The agent and their buyer have exhausted their search of the few homes that are currently available and are anxious to see any new inventory as soon as possible. I myself have several customers that are experiencing firsthand the shortage of available homes to purchase. For you as a buyer this shortage of inventory means that you must be working with a real estate agent that knows your needs, have a letter of pre-qualification by a mortgage representative, have your funds available, and chosen your real estate attorney so you will be able to go immediately from fully executed contract to attorney review.
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Mayor's comments on challenges and opportunities facing Princeton
Mayor Lempert’s comments from the January 2015 Township Reorganization meeting
Last year at this time, we marked the one year anniversary of consolidation. Snow was falling, and we were headed into one of the worst winters in memory – the Polar Vortex! We had more than 40 inches of snow, mass power outages, school cancelations, and road salt shortages up and down the East Coast. The relentlessness of the storms tested our collective mettle and the endurance of our staff. Police, public works, fire and EMS, engineering, recreation, and administration worked around the clock to clear the streets, reopen roads, and keep everyone safe. We made good use of our emergency notification system to keep residents informed. And as with superstorm Sandy, we partnered with the library, clergy association, schools and University to ensure everyone had a place to recharge and get warm. Together, we weathered the storm.
In the fall, our emergency management director, Bob Gregory, hosted officials from FEMA, who led staff and elected officials through a series of training exercises. Today, we stand even more resilient and prepared than before, and we are unquestionably better positioned to deal with severe snowstorms as a consolidated community working as one.
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