Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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New Trent House President Speaks Past, Present and Future

New Trent House president Princess Hoagland looks to reopen Trenton’s oldest house to the community.

Decoding the Trent House’s Hidden History

Hunter Research in Trenton has been on the front lines of researching and documenting the history of the oldest building in the capital city, the Trent House.

Gallery Going: John Singer Sargent at PU Art Museum

The painting "Elizabeth Allen Marquand," housed at the Princeton University Art Museum, is a peek into John Singer Sargent’s ability and an artifact of a time in the artist’s career.

Art of Quarantine XIII

Artists responded to U.S. 1’s invitation to share visual thoughts, feelings, and discoveries during our current health crisis.

Off the Presses: ‘Analogia’ by George Dyson

Science and technology historian George Dyson’s new book, “Analogia: The Emergence of Technology Beyond Programmable Control,” traces 300 years of the interaction between people, nature, and technology and how a new age is unfolding.

Survival Guide

Virtual Demo Day for Student Startups

Participants in the Keller Center’s eLab Accelerator Program showcase their startup ventures in a virtual demo day on August 12.

How Can Theater Survive?

Joseph P. Benincasa, president and CEO of the Actors Fund, will address the future of theater and Broadway at the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce’s monthly membership luncheon on August 6.

Mercer County Launches Webinar Series

Mercer County’s Office of Economic Development is offering a “Business Survival Series” of weekly free webinars designed to help the business community recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Business Meetings & Opportunities: August 5 to 12

Upcoming webinars address topics related to COVID-19 as well as general business concerns.

Educational Alternatives for Parents and Students

Princeton Learning Cooperative offers an alternative for teenagers who have not thrived in a traditional school enivronment.

Virtual Business Meetings, July 29 to August 5

Upcoming online networking sessions, help for job seekers, webinars, and more.

What’s Next for Real Estate?

A Princeton Mercer Chamber panel on July 23 addresses the "new normal" in real estate.

Fast Lane

On the Move: Management Moves, Pharma News, Deaths

The Arts Council of Princeton has a new director; Barry Rabner to step down; promising vaccine trials; and more.

BSB Gallery to Close

The three-year-old BSB Gallery in Trenton announced that it would close August 1, following the conclusion of its current “Free Enterprise” virtual exhibit.

Moves: Acquisitions, New Board Members, Deaths, and More

NRG will acquire Direct Energy. Three area nonprofits added to their boards. And more.

Startups Receive Funding Through State Programs

Multiple startups in the Princeton region have benefited from state grants and other funding programs.

Commentary

Updating the Mercer County Community

The grip we’ve been able to get on COVID-19 is anything but firm. Lapses in judgment, such as congregating indoors without masks, can quickly undo the gains we’ve made in combating the virus since April.

Celebrating Nature & Creativity

With limited opportunities to view art indoors, artists take their work outside.

To the Editor: A Statement from the Hiltonia Association

In the midst of the challenges presented by 2020, writes Trenton's Hiltonia Association, we have watched our elected public officials engage in negative political gamesmanship when we need those officials to work together for the public good.

To the Editor: Riding & Dining

A long-time reader reflects on public transportation needs and the small joys of outdoor dining in our current times.