Wednesday, September 27, 2017

National Public Lands Day at Mapleton Preserve

Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands and Kingston Greenways Association will host the annual National Public Lands Day work session in the Mapleton Preserve on Saturday, September 30, 2017, 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. FPNL and KGA invite 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 clearing brush, vines, invasive saplings and shrubs, 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.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Still No Information

Yesterday a longtime resident of Parcel 1 posted a comment about the questions we've raised regarding the Parcel 1 litigation. She is concerned about the lack of information on its current status. Here's what she said:

OK, I think it is time for somebody to question the management and request information on Parcel One's ongoing problems for 20 years.
How can we all get together and demand answers?
We pay what we have to pay, we get Nothing.
We live in miserable conditions.
Just stop by Parcel 1 and you will see.
And yes I will not be anonymous. I am proud to stand and voice what is not right!
Nevena Chernev

It is inexcusable and frustrating that the Princeton Landing Board of Directors and FirstService Residential have failed to keep everyone informed about this. They should make a thorough report to the community about what is going on.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Shikantaza at South Brunswick Jazz Café

Shikantaza (left to right): Bernhard Geiger, Doug Miller, Brandon Lewin.

The musical trio Shikantaza—Doug Miller on piano, Bernhard Geiger on acoustic bass, Brandon Lewin on percussion—will perform with featured vocalists Tanya Saunders and Ron Orlando at the South Brunswick Jazz Café on Friday, September 8, 2017, at 8 pm. The evening will also include special guest performances by Laticia Lewis (violin), Phillip Geiger (cello) and Barbara Saunders (vocals). Shikantaza explores the jazz canon and songs from the Great American Songbook. They make familiar works uniquely their own, as well as offering original compositions developed improvisationally. Their music draws inspiration from many genres. The word shikantaza, translated literally as just sitting, refers to a form of Japanese Zen Buddhist meditation. To read more about Shikantaza and to listen their music, click here.

The South Brunswick Jazz Café is located at the Herb Eckert Auditorium in the Senior Center, South Brunswick Municipal Complex, 540 Route 522 in Monmouth Junction. Admission is $6 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 pm. This performance is a BYOB event. For more information, call 732-329-4000, ext. 7635, or click here.