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It’s summertime and the living is easy. 

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The idiosyncratic designs of Paul Smith bring sartorial flair to even the simplest of looks.

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Friday, June 17

4 p.m.: Nature Play at the West Windsor Arts Council. Children ages 5 to 12 will explore the woods behind WWAC as they are led through fun, outdoor games.

4 to 7 p.m.: Sunset Sips & Sounds at Terhune Winery in Lawrenceville. Enjoy wine, light fare, and music (repeats every Friday night throughout the summer). more

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These nourishing fragrances will help you to fall even deeper in love with the summer months.

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Treat Dad with these family events and activities in and around Princeton, New Jersey

Fly Fishing Lessons at Orvis

Saturday, June 18, 9am – 11:30pm

Orvis-Princeton, 301 Harrison Street, Princeton

Sign up for a free Fly Fishing 101 class with a fishing expert at Orvis Retail Store in Princeton. The class gives lessons on fly-casting and outfit rigging. It is appropriate for beginners of all ages. Register beforehand, as spots are limited. Orvis also offers a Fly Fishing 102 course once you’ve mastered the basics. more

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These attractive wares have a high social impact and low environmental impact.

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The perfect set to help little one’s express their creative side, this pack of six finger paints from Djeco come in bright rainbow shades. The non-toxic paints will provide endless fun, ideal for rainy days indoors. more

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Friday, June 3

3 p.m.: Native Plant Sale at D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton.

4 to 7 p.m.: Nature Play at the West Windsor Arts Council. Explore the woods around WWAC with fun and games. Suitable for children ages 5 to 12.

7 p.m.: The Tigertown Dixieland Band performs at Thomas Sweet Ice Cream & Café at the Montgomery Shopping Center.

7:30 p.m.: Join Princeton Shopping Center for a live performance of “School of Rock” followed by the screening on the original movie. The outdoor screening will take place outside of Smith’s ACE Hardware and Princeton Nassau Pediatrics. Guests should bring their own blankets and lawn chairs. more

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

This evening, in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day 2016, co-anchor of the Today’s show and breast cancer survivor Hoda Kotb will be coming to the Princeton Hyatt Regency in the Carnegie Center. more

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TACKLING 5 OF THE 21ST CENTURY’S BIGGEST PROBLEMS

By Donald Gilpin 

How many thousands of devices—from cars to health monitoring systems to airplanes—would benefit from a microchip that could process data at the speed of light rather than the speed of electricity? more

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By Anne Levin

Photos Courtesy of McCarter Theatre Center

Professional actors spend years perfecting their technique. But sometimes it can be the untrained who deliver the most affecting performances. Consider the 16 members of McCarter Theatre’s OnStage Seniors program. This ensemble of amateurs—most of them retired from professions such as teaching, medicine, and writing—have come to acting late in life. None have had formal training. But being on stage has become an important part of their lives. more

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Thursday, May 26

9AM-5PM The Arts Council of Princeton presents “Start Fresh,” a group exhibition curated by Eva Mantell. The exhibit brings together the work of 6 artists and nearly 80 students from the Arts Council’s art and health programs (on view through June 24). www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

ALL DAY The Alumni Association of Princeton University welcomes back generations of graduates for Reunions Weekend. Nearly 20,000 former Tigers descend on Princeton for this nostalgia-filled celebration. The event culminates with a parade through downtown Princeton (through Sunday, May 29). www.alumni.princeton.edu more

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Photography by Andrew Wilkinson

Princeton might be the home of the tigers, but it doesn’t seem complete without its dogs. Thanks to its dog-friendly places, the town abounds with proud owners and their furry companions. You’ll find pets and their parents sunning on the Princeton Battle
field and their more active counterparts jogging the Delaware and Raritan Canal. 
Nassau Street is full of fashionable dog-owner duos shopping at Lululemon Athletica or Urban Outfitters, and the Nassau Inn lodges both human and canine out-of-towners. more

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Shop outside the box, with unique items for tea lovers including a selection of premium teas, gourmet tea gift sets, teaware, and more.

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By Donald Gilpin

Portrait by Kelly Campbell

An excited crowd was packed into the basement of Labyrinth Books on Nassau Street on a Monday evening in late March. More than 250, standing-room only, a wide variety of ages and backgrounds, chatted, consulted their smartphones, browsed through books laid out on shelves and tables around the room. more

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If Phil Mickelson’s had trouble with these holes, we can only imagine how we’d look teeing off at these challenging spots on NJ golf courses

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Urban Agenda highlights some of the toughest spots to tee off in New Jersey.

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Consumer Reports finds that many sunscreens aren’t doing much screening at all.

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By Taylor Smith

The return of Princeton Farmers’ Market on Hinds Plaza is a sure sign of spring and the promise of summer. The final April Outdoor Market will take place this Thursday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. Beginning on Thursday, May 19, the market will re-occur every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, through the end of November. more

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Friday, May 13

5:30PM Opening reception for “Wild Designs: Animal Constructions” at D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, Princeton. The exhibit includes artwork by Harry Bower, Linda Gebhard, Susan Hoenig, Gyuri Hollosy, Joy Kreves, Eva Mantell, Donna Payton, Kathleen Preziosi, Libby Ramage, and Richard Sanders (on view through June 17, 2016). www.drgreenway.org

7:30PM 5Rhythms improvised dance and moving meditation at Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, Skillman. www.princetonyoga.com

8PM Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, a Benefit for HiTOPS at McCarter Theatre in Princeton. www.hitops.org
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Black cats and broken mirrors. Friday the 13th asks you to embrace your dark side.

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