Sunday, March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday

Giotto di Bondone
Entry into Jerusalem
Scenes from the Life of Christ, 1304-1306
Arena Chapel, Padua, Italy

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Princeton Landing — 9:17 am

Friday, March 20, 2015

Princeton Landing — 7:11 pm

First Day of Spring

Photo: AccuWeather.com

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Spring Ahead

Remember to move your clocks ahead one hour tonight. Daylight saving time begins at 2:00 am on Sunday, March 8.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Princeton Landing — 4:09 pm

Monday, March 2, 2015

March Recycling Dates

The recycling dates in Princeton Landing for March are the 9th and the 23rd. There is also a link to these dates in the right-hand column under Popular Posts.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Signs of Life on a Winter's Day


Join Karen Linder of the Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands for a walk through the fields of the Mapleton Preserve to look for signs of life in the winter landscape—be they plants, animals or birds, evidence of feeding, tracks or scat. It will likely be cold, and may be snowy or muddy, so dress for the weather. Hot chocolate will be served after the walk.

The walk will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2015, from 2 to 3:30 pm. It is free and all are welcome, but preregistration is requested. For more information and to register, call 609-683-0483. Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park Headquarter is located at 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston.
Photo: Anne Zeman

Monday, February 16, 2015

Philip Levine

1928 – 2015

Philip Levine, who found poetry in the lives of working people, died on Saturday at his home in Fresno, California. He was 87. Philip Levine was a former United States poet laureate, a Pulitzer Prize winner and the recipient of two National Book Awards.
Photo: Frances Levine

Here's our post from August 10, 2011, when Philip Levine became poet laureate.

Philip Levine — New Poet Laureate

Today the Library of Congress named Philip Levine the new poet laureate of the United States, succeeding W. S. Merwin. In this video Levine talks about his neighborhood, Brooklyn Heights, and his admiration for Brooklyn's Walt Whitman.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Bob Simon

1941 – 2015

Photo: CBS News

Sunday, February 8, 2015

February Recycling Dates

The recycling dates in Princeton Landing for February are the 9th and the 23rd. There is also a link to these dates in the right-hand column under Popular Posts.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Longford Strikes Again 2015

Longford Landscapes continues its annual practice of destroying Princeton Landing's landscape with its heavy equipment.



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Notorious RBG Is in the House

Photo by Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images

Thursday, January 15, 2015

MLK Day of Service in the Mapleton Preserve

Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands and Kingston Greenways Association invite you to join them on Monday, January 19, 2015, for a cleanup in the Mapleton Preserve on the National Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From noon to 3 pm volunteers will be clearing small trees, brush, vines and trash in the historic Mapleton Preserve. You are asked to bring any tools you may have, such as saws, clippers, loppers and rakes. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather—work gloves, sturdy shoes, warm clothing and hats are recommended. For more information, visit the FPNL website or call 609-683-0483. Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park is located at 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston. (If using a GPS, use 145 Mapleton Road, Princeton 08540 as the address.)

Over 120 people turned out on January 1 for FPNL's first event of the new year—the First Day Hike through the Mapleton Preserve. Here are some photos from that well-attended event.



Photos:  Jonathan Michalik

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Je Suis Charlie

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

B.D. Lenz at Small World on Saturday


Jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz and his band will be back in Princeton performing at Small World Coffee on Saturday, January 10, at 8:30 pm.

Small World is located at 14 Witherspoon Street in Princeton.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January Recycling Dates

The recycling dates in Princeton Landing for January are the 12th and the 26th. There is also a link to these dates in the right-hand column under Popular Posts.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year 2015



Monday, December 29, 2014

First Day Hike in the Mapleton Preserve


Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands invites everyone to a First Day Hike in the Mapleton Preserve on Thursday, January 1, 2015, at 11 am. For anyone who made a resolution to walk more, this is a great opportunity to start the new year off with an easy 1.5 mile loop hike through the Mapleton Preserve, into the fields on the other side of Mapleton Road, along the D&R Canal and back to the Preserve.

The walk will start at the Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park Headquarters at 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston. Dress for the weather. The walk is free and all are welcome.

Photo: Tari Pantaleo

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Postcard



Monday, December 22, 2014

Silver and Gold



"Silver and Gold," sung by Burl Ives, from the beloved Rankin/Bass Productions Christmas television special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which first aired 50 years ago.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

December Recycling Dates

The recycling dates in Princeton Landing for December are the 1st, the 15th and the 29th. There is also a link to these dates in the right-hand column under Popular Posts.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Can We Vote "None of the Above"?

(click to enlarge)

First it was attacks traded in mailings from both sides. Unwelcome email and flyers on our mailboxes followed. Then someone stuck this in our front door early Sunday morning.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

November Recycling Dates

The recycling dates in Princeton Landing for November are the 3rd and the 17th. There is also a link to these dates in the right-hand column under Popular Posts.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Fall Back

Remember to move your clocks back one hour tonight. Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 2.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 1963


President John F. Kennedy laughs as his children, Caroline Kennedy (left, holding a cat) and John F. Kennedy, Jr., model their Halloween costumes in the Oval Office of the White House in 1963. Photograph by Cecil Stoughton, White House Photographs, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

4th Annual Matt Collura 5K Run/Walk

Matt Collura (center) crossing the finish line at last year's 5K Run/Walk

Next Sunday, October 12, 2014, is the 4th Annual Matt Collura 5K Run/Walk and post-race BBQ. In 2011 friends and family of Matt Collura organized this race to raise Matt's spirits and to help support his recovery after he suffered traumatic brain injury in a snowboarding accident in March of that year. All of the funds raised help to provide extra hours of physical therapy and to purchase equipment that helps Matt work towards his ultimate goal of running again. The race begins at 10:30 am at Thompson Park, 1701 Perrineville Road in Jamesburg. Check in starts at 8:30 am. To register, click here. Visit this website to learn more about Matt and donate to his fundraising campaign.  For more information, contact mattcollura5k at gmail dot com.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

October Recycling Dates

The recycling dates in Princeton Landing for October are the 6th and the 20th. There is also a link to these dates in the right-hand column under Popular Posts.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

National Public Lands Day at Mapleton Preserve


Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands will host its annual National Public Lands Day work session in the Mapleton Preserve on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 2 to 4 pm. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands invites the public to play a part and contribute to the restoration of the Mapleton Preserve, the former home of Princeton Nurseries and a significant historical site in Central New Jersey.

FPNL's focus this year is mulching trees in the Arboretum, clearing autumn olive from the fields and collecting litter. Volunteers are asked to bring their own loppers, pruning shears, saws, rakes and shovels. Sturdy shoes, work gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirts and hats are also recommended.

The entrance to the Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park is at 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston. For more information, visit the FPNL website or call 609-683-0483.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Apple Day Festival at Terhune Orchards


This weekend, September 13 and 14, Terhune Orchards will host their Apple Day festival from 10 am to 5 pm. The fall harvest celebration will include wagon and pony rides, pumpkin and apple picking, pumpkin painting, a hay bale maze and a cornstalk maze. Throughout the weekend there will be music performed by the Daisy Jug Band.

Food will be available at Pam's cafe, including an "Everything Apple" buffet of fresh apple pies, apple cider donuts, apple muffins and apple salad, as well as hot dogs, soup, chicken and fresh pork sandwiches from the outdoor pig roast. Adults can visit the winery tasting room to sample the farm's award-winning wines.

Apple Day is held rain or shine. Admission is $5 per person; children under 3 are admitted for free. Admission fee includes cornstalk maze, hay bale maze, pedal tractors, children's tractor play area, barnyard animals, Adventure Barn, wagon rides and pumpkin painting. Additional activities will be available at additional cost. The farm store, winery and Pick-Your-Own are open without admission fee. Free parking is available at the farm, located at 330 Cold Soil Road in Princeton.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Caution


Princeton Landing residents would be wise to heed the "Pesticide Treated Area" warning signs posted throughout the community. TruGreen sprayed so much today that I can even smell it in my house. People and pets should keep off the treated areas. Stay safe.