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This column was prepared for the December 21, 2005 issue of U.S. 1
Newspaper. All rights reserved.
Between the Lines
Hundreds of people from central New Jersey have done their part to
help hurricane survivors, and thousands have donated money. For this
year’s Helping Hands issue, we wanted to focus on a Katrina volunteer,
a full-time employee in Princeton. Then real estate broker Victor
Murray of CRESA Partners E-mailed us about his "work vacation" trip to
Mississippi and we spotted another name we knew, Tom Gates of
Arlington Capital Mortgage. Better yet, Gates had taken plenty of
The idea for our second Helping Hand candidate, Gerry Crispin, came
from an October 12 Survival Guide article that focused on jobhunting
tips. Crispin mentioned how he had rented a Winnebago and toured
Katrina sites to help people find jobs.
We hope the in-depth stories of Gates and Crispin will inspire more
volunteer hours and more donations, not only for Katrina-related
causes but for the many other charities and social service
organizations that desperately need help.
Also in the "It’s a small world" department is the story about Beth
Jarvie on page 7. After the December 7 issue, featuring a cover story
about current and previous McCarter actors who have played Tiny Tim in
"A Christmas Carol," we took a polite call from Jarvie, a
self-professed "soccer mom" from West Trenton. She told us that one of
the boys in the photo, entitled "Tiny Tim Turns 25," had not been
identified in the photo caption on the inside of the paper. That child
is her son, Desmond Confoy, who plays Boy Scrooge in "A Christmas
Carol" this year (his fourth appearing in the production).
In the process of fact-checking information for our correction,
printed in the December 14 issue, we learned that Jarvie’s involvement
with the annual Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
One of our earliest Helping Hands articles was on John Rubalcava. When
he worked at United Jersey Bank (now Bank of America), he also played
Santa Claus for children at hospitals and daycare centers throughout
the holiday season. His sidekick was Joann Young, an assistant vice
president at the bank, who dressed up in a Rudolph the Red Nosed
Reindeer suit. Our cover image for December, 1987 (we were still a
monthly newspaper then), showed Young in her reindeer outfit trying to
hitch a ride on Route 1.
That’s the image on the December page of the 2005 U.S. 1 Calendar.
Speaking of the calendar, the 2006 edition will be delivered on
Wednesday, December 21. It features photographs of the Delaware &
Raritan Canal by Carolyn Foote Edelmann and listings selected from
more than 1,000 events throughout our region. It is our gift to
Princeton-area companies, and it is distributed, one to a company,
along with this issue.
Our office will be closed on Friday, December 23, and Monday, December
26. We do not publish on Wednesday, December 28. As you will find by
consulting our calendar, Monday, January 2, is a bank and postal
holiday. Our office, nevertheless, will be open on January 2. Our next
issue, the annual Survival Guide, will be delivered Wednesday, January
4. Happy holidays!
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