Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Day Walk in the Mapleton Preserve

Join Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands for a walk in the woods on Thanksgiving morning. FPNL's annual Thanksgiving Day morning exploration of the Mapleton Preserve takes place on Thursday, November 22, 2018, at 10 am. The program will begin at the main office for the D&R Canal State Park, 145 Mapleton Road, Kingston. Come work up a Thanksgiving appetite while searching for signs of what our local wildlife is having for dinner. Look for natural things that make us all grateful and enjoy the abundance and subtle beauty of late fall.

This walk is free and all are welcome, but preregistration is requested. Please call 609-683-0483 to reserve a spot. Dress for the weather—it will be a brisk morning. For more information, visit the FPNL website.

Photo: Pokeweed in the Mapleton Preserve by Karen Linder

Thursday, November 15, 2018

NJ Blue Wave 2018

Before the 2016 election, the New Jersey Congressional delegation included 6 Democrats and 6 Republicans. After the midterm elections last week, in the new Congress New Jersey will have 11 Democrats and only 1 Republican. That's a remarkable accomplishment for the Resistance.

Credit: Chris Baxter, Carla Astudillo, Yan Wu/NJ Advance Media for

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Armistice Day

On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I, we are remembering my great uncle Theodore Slamski who served our country during the war.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Nobody Is Above the Law Rally

Nobody, including Donald Trump, is above the law. By appointing Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, he has crossed a red line, violating the independence of the investigation pursuing criminal charges in the Trump-Russia scandal and cover-up. Grassroots activists are mobilizing all around the country planning events today at 5 pm (local time) to encourage Congress to demand accountability.

A rally is being held in Princeton at 5 pm in Hinds Plaza. This event is wheelchair accessible. Click here  for more information.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

President Obama on the Midterms

Former President Barack Obama released the following statement on yesterday's midterm elections.

"I congratulate everybody who showed up and participated in our democracy yesterday. Obviously, the Democrats' success in flipping the House of Representatives, several governorships, and state legislatures will get the most attention. But even more important than what we won is how we won: by competing in places we haven't been competitive in a long time, and by electing record numbers of women and young veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, a surge of minority candidates, and a host of outstanding young leaders. The more Americans who vote, the more our elected leaders look like America.

On a personal note, Michelle and I couldn't be prouder of the alumni of my administration who took the baton and won their races last night. Even the young candidates across the country who fell short have infused new energy and new blood into our democratic process, and America will be better off for it for a long time to come.

I also want to congratulate voters across the country for turning out in record numbers, and for voting for several ballot initiatives that will improve the lives of the American people – like raising the minimum wage, expanding Medicaid, and strengthening voting rights.

Our work goes on. The change we need won't come from one election alone – but it is a start. Last night, voters across the country started it. And I'm hopeful that going forward, we'll begin a return to the values we expect in our public life – honesty, decency, compromise, and standing up for one another as Americans, not separated by our differences, but bound together by one common creed."

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


"Let us march on ballot boxes."

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Fall Back

Remember to move your clocks back one hour tonight. Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 4.