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Gallery’s Small Wonders Bring Downtown Cheer

The pandemic may be putting a cloud over the 2020 holiday season, but at the Cranbury Station Gallery on Hulfish Street in Princeton it’s still the most wonderful time of the year.

Lighting Up the Holidays, 2020 Style

Ranging from the very old fashioned to the very newest of technology, these events are designed to keep something in all of us bright with hope during a very troublesome year.

Off the Presses: ‘Why Vegan? Eating Ethically’

Moral philosopher and Princeton University professor Peter Singer will discuss his new book, “Why Vegan? Eating Ethically,” during Labyrinth Books’ livestream event set for Tuesday, December 8.

Opportunities

Calls for art, film, and stories.

Off the Presses: Hal Foster’s ‘Brutal Aesthetics’

Art critic and Princeton University professor of art and archaeology Hal Foster says his new book “Brutal Aesthetics” — the subject of a Wednesday, December 2, Labyrinth Books in Princeton live stream — was “born of my puzzling over” a paradoxical statement by 20th-century German cultural critic Walter Benjamin: modernism teaches us “how to survive civilization if need be.”

Survival Guide

Innovate and Impact: Advice for Startups

Founders and investors share their experience in startup success in a virtual panel discussion co-sponsored by the Foundation for Health Advancement and Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs on Wednesday, December 2.

Chamber Honors Business Leaders

The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Business Leadership Awards Gala on Thursday, December 3.

Virtual Business Meetings December 2 to 9

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

Looking Out for Grandma & Grandpa

Families and caregivers have spent much of 2020 rightfully concerned about preventing older, higher risk family members from contracting COVID-19, but the social distancing and other safety measures required to keep grandma safe are necessarily isolating and can lead to a decline in mental and physical health.

Tips for Staying Safe This Thanksgiving

In a joint statement, the Medical Society of New Jersey CEO Larry Downs, New Jersey Hospital Association president and CEO Cathy Bennett, and New Jersey State Nurses Association CEO Judith Schmidt looked to history to offer suggested precautions for the holiday season.

Virtual Business Meeting November 25 to December 2

Upcoming virtual business meetings cover topics related to COVID-19 and other general business concerns.

Giving the Future a Chance

"Giving the Future a Chance: A Different Look at Climate Change” is the Thursday, November 19, Zoom talk presented by the 55PLUS group of Princeton.

Fast Lane

Baseball Returns to the Capital City

Weeks after the future of baseball in Trenton was thrown into jeopardy when the New York Yankees announced that they were ending their affiliation with the minor league Trenton Thunder, Major League Baseball has breathed new life into the team.

Trenton’s UIH Family Partners Rebrands As The Father Center

UIH Family Partners, a Trenton-based community organization that provides innovative programs and services to support men in meeting the responsibilities of fatherhood, announced the completion of its rebranding, establishing itself as The Father Center of New Jersey.

On the Move: CDC Guidance, Deaths

The CDC has issued new guidance to employers on how best to manage COVID testing for their employees.

ARB Names New Artistic Director

Ethan Stiefel will take over as American Repertory Ballet's artistic director in July, 2021.

Commentary

Old Rules, New Enforcement: Marijuana and Outdoor Dining

Officials have been instructed to look the other way on certain low-level marijuana offenses, while construction officials have their eyes on outdoor dining installations that are not quite up to code.

Have a Happy, Safe Thanksgiving

In a season of gatherings when gatherings have been discouraged, new traditions are forming.

Holiday Reflections from a TASK Volunteer

A Trenton Area Soup Kitchen volunteer reflects on lessons learned from his experiences there.

Nonprofits in the News: Eden Autism & HomeFront

Eden Autism celebrates 45 years with a new film; HomeFront holds events in recognition of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week.