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Friday, September 9

5 to 9 p.m.: Food Truck Friday. Live music and food trucks at 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell (rain or shine).

Saturday, September 10

8 a.m.: 5 Mile Road Race at ETS, 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton. Hosted by Community Education and Outreach of Princeton Healthcare System and Princeton Fitness and Wellness Center. Learn more at www.princetonhcs.org.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Doylestown Arts Festival, celebrating 25 years of groundbreaking art in Doylestown, Pa. Includes more than 160 artisans, live music, and food courts (also on Sunday, September 11). more

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By Nancy Plum 

“I always believe once you get the people to come and listen to the music, the music will do its magic and will work its own way to reach people’s hearts.”

September 2016 marks the beginning of a new era in the history of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as internationally renowned Chinese-American conductor Xian Zhang takes the helm of the NJSO as the ensemble’s 14th Music Director.  In the coming season, Zhang will conduct seven NJSO subscription classical concerts, including three performances in Princeton.  more

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Not if DoughMain Education Foundation Has Anything to Say About It

By Donald Gilpin

“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it,” wrote philosopher and essayist George Santayana. Have we learned anything from the financial crisis that devastated so many families and crippled our economy in 2008? Have our financial institutions and government organizations heeded the important lessons that arose from the financial irresponsibility that brought on that crisis?  more

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Painting: The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton January 3, 1777.

By Taylor Smith 

“Hamilton” has become something of a phenomenon.

The play won 11 Tony Awards, including best musical, as well as a Pulitzer Prize for drama and a Grammy Award for best musical theater album. Additional awards include the Kennedy Prize for Drama and a “genius grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The musical’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has freestyled for President Obama and a national tour is set for 2017. more

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Photographs courtesy of Girls on the Run and The First Tee

“What’s your favorite subject in school?” This is one of the standard questions asked of school-aged children, and the answer is often recess or gym. The popular response can make parents cringe, but studies have shown that gym and recess are crucial to healthy child development. Sports-based youth organizations The First Tee and Girls on the Run understand the need for kids to break out of the structured school routine. more

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By Stuart Mitchner 

Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time: Swann’s Way: A Graphic Novel (Liveright/Norton $26.95) may be the most luxurious book of its kind. Picture a 224-page landmark amid a perfect storm of classic graphics that includes R. Crumb’s  Kafka, Jacques Fernandez’s illustrated edition of Camus’s The Stranger, a graphic Odyssey, a graphic Macbeth, but nothing comparable to Stéphane Huet’s daring adaptation of a complex work that could have been pitched with the old slogan, “They said it couldn’t be done!”  more

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It is now easier than ever to learn a new skill through e-learning tools, such as online programming and education. These courses have the ability to improve your lifestyle, health, wellness, and overall quality of life. Sign up today and perhaps you will be fluent in French by this time next year!

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Registered nutritionist and dietician Jane Schwartz eases you into school-lunch-packing season with her nutrition tips for parents and their kids

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

How many times have you looked into your child’s lunch bag to find a piece of fruit left behind? Most kids have no problem finishing their Dunkaroos or fruit snacks, but when it comes to eating health foods, they often transform into picky eaters.  more

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#OrangeOut in Princeton University gear. 

Don’t forget – the famous Princeton vs. Harvard football game will take place at Princeton Stadium on Saturday, October 22. 

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Save up to 60% when you take an extra 20% off a great selection of sale and clearance items.  Total savings: 40-60%. Offer and selection may vary in store.

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Friday, September 2

6:30 p.m.: Screening of The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) at Princeton Public Library. The biographical drama is based on the 1991 book of the same name by Robert Kanigel.

7 p.m.: Open Mic Night at the Hopewell United Methodist Church, 20 Blackwell Avenue, Hopewell. Open to all musicians, beginner to advanced.

Saturday, September 3

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Pick-your-own apple season returns to Terhune Orchards in Lawrenceville. Also, fresh apple pies, fresh pressed cider, cider donuts, apple butter, and more.  more

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Be comfortable and fashionable this fall semester with the help of Princeton Magazine.

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Today marks day four of the US Open, where big-name celebrities and tennis fans alike flood to Queens, NY to watch some serious tennis before summer’s close. Here, we outline some interesting facts and figures about the highly anticipated USTA event.

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Show your school spirit with Jack Rogers’ new Spirit Sandals collection! Perfect for cheering on your favorite school team or club, each pair features their iconic whipstitching and rondelles.

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Friday, August 26

3 to 5 p.m.: Native Plant Sale at D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton.

4 to 7 p.m.: Sunset Sips & Sounds at Terhune Winery in Lawrenceville. Enjoy wine, light fare, and music. more

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert 

Sean Allen is a financial analyst by day and an up-and-coming spray paint artist by night. A master hustler, he can even be found doing spray paint demos outside popular happy hour locations in Philadelphia while still in his business suit. Although Allen assured me that he’s careful not to stain his outfit, it’s clear that this money-savvy artist has a hard time staying away from his paints. more

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Sleek contemporary fire pit with matching cover doubles as coffee table when not in use.

Bring the comfort of home to your outdoor space with these tips from Pavillion Outdoor Furnishings in Montclair, New Jersey

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Co-owners of Pavillion Outdoor Furnishings Lisa Mierop and Frank Contey are the authorities on outdoor living. Each with their own landscape design/build firm in Montclair; the duo has decades of experience outfitting the finest homes in north Jersey and beyond.  more

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Shop for fall during the final days of summer!

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Friday, August 19

10 a.m.: Free, tour of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, 100 Stellarator Road in Princeton.

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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Photo Credit: Sur la Table

What kitchen gift do you get the couple with impeccable taste? Try one of these.

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