Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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Area Handbell Composer Ringing Sue’s Blues

Handbell music composer Susan Nelson is a rock star in Estonia.

Todd Evans Serving Trenton Art Family Style

"I am an open mic host, community artistic event organizer, a bit of a poet, and run a community theater group — most, if not all, of my events are free,” says Todd Evans.

Opportunities

Calls for diapers and volunteers, and scholarships and summer camps for students.

T.S. Eliot & Emily Hale Letters: Re-examined

April will be a revealing month regarding the American-born English poet and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot and his relationship with his lifelong friend and muse, Emily Hale.

An Anthropologist Takes on Miss and Miss’d America

Laurie A. Greene nicely sets up her newly published book, “Drag Queens and Beauty Queens: Contesting Femininity in the World’s Playground,” with the following: “This book describes a process of evolving community identity in Atlantic City, New Jersey, by examining the dynamic relationship between a pair of spectacles, the iconic Miss America Pageant, and its drag counterpart, the Miss’d America Pageant."

Survival Guide

Fast Lane

Historic Train Bridge Steams Up Trouble

The Farnsworth Avenue Stone Arch Carriage Bridge and Tunnel was slated to be replaced based on a plan proposed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, but Bordentown residents and historians are arguing that the site should be preserved.

On the Move: Princeton University, LALDEF, and More

Princeton University announces major gifts and a new partnership; LALDEF has a new executive director; and more.

On the Move: Ford Graham, Expansions, Grants, and More

Ford Graham faces eight new fraud-related charges; Rider announces a new program targeting job placement; Williams-Sonoma takes South Brunswick space; and I Am Trenton announces grant recipients.

On the Move: MCCC Partnership, Management Moves, Deaths

MCCC announces a new partnership; new appointments at Billtrust, Stark & Stark, and Medlogix; and more.

Commentary

To the Editor: 2021 Reflections on Earth Day

What a perfect time of year this is to celebrate the beauty and the importance of our life-sustaining Earth, writes Linda Mead of the D&R Greenway.

Special Messages from Blue Bears & Mercer County

Blue Bears plans for its second anniversary; Mercer County plans for primary voting June 8.

Updates from CASA, COVID, and ACT

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month; COVID vaccine eligibility is expanding; and Stakeholders Allied for the Core of Trenton have started a petition.

Of Birds & Bunnies

Birds and bunnies bring life to the Garden State.