Thursday, May 21, 2015

Winter Damage Still Needs Repair

Garage doors of three Princeton Landing homes were damaged this past winter by equipment of our snow removal contractor, Longford Landscapes. The homeowners have been waiting to hear when their doors will be repaired. So far it seems as if our property management company, FirstService Residential, hasn't been able to get Longford Landscapes to address the problem. 

Memorial Day weekend is almost here. This is what the doors look like.



Sunday, May 3, 2015

May Recycling Dates

The recycling dates in Princeton Landing for May are the 4th and the 18th. There is also a link to these dates in the right-hand column under Popular Posts.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

National Poetry Month














He Made This Screen
by Marianne Moore

not of silver nor of coral,
but of weatherbeaten laurel.

Here, he introduced a sea
uniform like tapestry;

here, a fig-tree; there, a face;
there, a dragon circling space—

designating here, a bower;
there, a pointed passion-flower.

                                                                          Photo: devra

Saturday, April 18, 2015

National Poetry Month



















Oread
by H. D.

Whirl up, sea—
Whirl your pointed pines.
Splash your great pines
On our rocks.
Hurl your green over us—
Cover us with your pools of fir.

                                                                       Photo: OliBac

Monday, April 13, 2015

Kingston Greenways Earth Day Cleanup

Join Kingston Greenways Association for their Earth Day Cleanup on Saturday, April 18, 2015. There will be a morning session from 9 to 11 am on Laurel Avenue and in the vicinity of the Rockingham Historic Site; meet at Rockingham, 84 Laurel Avenue, Kingston. There will also be an afternoon session from 2 to 4 pm at the Mapleton Preserve, Cook Natural Area, and areas adjacent to Mapleton, Division, Heathcote, and Ridge Roads; meet at the Mapleton Preserve, 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and the work ("not your best duds"), and wear sturdy boots and gloves. For more information, visit the KGA website or call 609-750-1821.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

"I'm running for president."


Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president this afternoon.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

National Poetry Month


Afternoon on a Hill
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I will be the gladdest thing
  Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
  And not pick one.

I will look at cliffs and clouds
  With quiet eyes,
Watch the wind bow down the grass,
  And the grass rise.

And when lights begin to show
  Up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,
  And then start down!

Photo:  H2O Alchemist

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall  premieres tonight on PBS's Masterpiece at 10 pm. The six-part series is adapted from Hilary Mantel's best-selling Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies. The story is told from the perspective of Thomas Cromwell, the main protagonist of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, a commoner who rose to become one of the most trusted advisers of King Henry VIII.

For those of us long-intrigued by the story of Henry VIII and his six wives, we're looking forward to the premiere of Wolf Hall—and because it is Easter, it's the perfect time to bring back our Peeps diorama, The Six Wives of Henry the Peep, which of course was sparked by a serious interest in the subject.

Easter

Giotto di Bondone
Resurrection (Noli me tangere)
Scenes from the Life of Christ, 1304-1306
Arena Chapel, Padua, Italy

Saturday, April 4, 2015

April Recycling Dates

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

Friday, April 3, 2015

National Poetry Month

The 2015 National Poetry Month poster, designed by award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast, features the line "Ink runs from the corners of my mouth. There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry." from the poem "Eating Poetry" by the late U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand. Click here for a tribute to Mark Strand, compiled by the Academy of American Poets to celebrate his life and poetic contributions. Strand passed away on November 29, 2014.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

"Eat Your Weedies" Foraging Workshop


Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands is hosting a foraging workshop at the Mapleton Preserve on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 2 to 4 pm. The workshop will be led by Debbie Naha, an experienced naturalist and foraging expert, with a master's degree in Food and Nutrition from New York University. An indoor slide presentation will be followed by a foraging walk and taste testing in the Mapleton Preserve.

Don't wait—pre-registration is required and the workshop is limited to 25 attendees to allow for close interaction with the walk leader. To pre-register, call 609-683-0483 or visit the FPNL website. The program is appropriate for ages 16 and up; cost is $15 per person, $10 for FPNL members. Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park Headquarters is located at 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston.
Photo: Debbie Naha

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

National Poetry Month


Poetry
I, too, dislike it.
Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in
it, after all, a place for the genuine.

— Marianne Moore

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 Headquarters 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