Sunday, April 18, 2021

FPNL Zoom Meeting: The Plainsboro Preserve


On Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 7:30 pm, Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands will hold its annual meeting and program on Zoom. Following a brief business meeting, Anne Price, Manager and Naturalist at the Plainsboro Preserve, will present a program on the history of the preserve and NJ Audubon's role there. During the presentation we will learn about some of the exciting flora and fauna to be found on this unique property. Formerly a quarry, this 1,000 acre property is now a nature preserve managed cooperatively by NJ Audubon, the Township of Plainsboro, and Middlesex County. Anne Price has been teaching environmental education since 1987. In 2020 Anne joined NJ Audubon as Manager and Naturalist at the Plainsboro Preserve.

The meeting will take place online. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to karenlinder@fpnl.org or call 609-683-0483 to obtain the link.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Spring Cleanup in the Mapleton Preserve

Join Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands and Scout Troops 10 and 102 to clean up trails and clear brush and vines from trees surrounding a vernal pond in the Mapleton Preserve. This event is scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2021, from 1 to 3 pm; the rain date is Sunday, April 11, from 1 to 3 pm. Tools and gloves will be provided, or you can bring your own; rakes would be particularly helpful. Dress for the weather, whatever it may be.

For the safety of all, masks and social distancing will be required. Preregistration is requested at karenlinder@fpnl.org or 609-683-0483.

Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park is located at 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston. Click here for directions.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Hill We Climb


Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, reads "The Hill We Climb" at the inauguration of Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

COVID-19 Memorial


Seasons of Trump


A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

Thursday, January 14, 2021

MLK Day of Service in the Mapleton Preserve


Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands has decided on short notice to host a cleanup event on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18, 2021, in the Mapleton Preserve from 1 to 2:30 pm. The fields in the Preserve were brush-cut last fall to start to improve the quality of the habitat. This left a lot of wood debris on the inner paths of the fields, making walking difficult. At this event FPNL will be mostly picking up this debris and litter, but there will be something left to do for everyone.

All are welcome, but COVID-19 guidelines must be followed and masks must be worn at the event. Work gloves and tools will be provided, but please bring your own water or snacks. Dress for the weather, whatever it is.

Preregistration is requested. Phone (609-683-0483) or email Karen Linder (karen.e.linder@gmail.com) to let her know that you are coming so they do not exceed Park COVID capacity guidelines.

Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park is located at 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston. Click here for directions.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Yesterday


This is today's cold open from MSNBC's Morning Joe, showing images and videos from yesterday's acts of violence at our nation's Capitol.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Greetings and Take Care

Happy New Year, Princeton Landing friends, former neighbors, and residents.

Your board of directors may have faith in your management company, but we wonder how this is possible. Although we sold our home in the community in November, FirstService Residential is still sending us monthly maintenance bills. We have also received a collection notice for an erroneous December maintenance bill. The same day the January maintenance bill and the December collection notice arrived, we also received our former Parcel's finalized 2021 budget "prepared by the Association Board of Directors," telling us about the increase in monthly maintenance fees in Parcel 6. The maintenance bills and collection notice were sent to our new address. The Parcel budget was sent to our old address and forwarded.

Back in December when we received the first erroneous maintenance bill, my husband emailed the management office. He did not get a response. So I inquired to management on a copy of his email. Only then did they reply to him. They told him that it was "normal" to continue to receive maintenance bills even after you have sold your home in the community. It's "normal" then, it seems, to also receive a collection notice on a maintenance bill you didn't owe in the first place. 

Princeton Landing homeowners, THIS IS YOUR MANAGEMENT COMPANY. They are no longer our problem, but they are yours. We wish you all the best in the new year and sincerely hope that errors like these are not indicative of other ways in which your community may be mismanaged.

Be well. Take care. Stay safe.