As a publication that reports on business and on the arts in the greater Princeton area, we generally feature a story from one sector or the other on our cover.

This week we couldn’t choose between two strong stories. Our business story went beyond dollars and cents and technology to tell the story of Abe Abuchowski, who credits everything from a teen-age stint at McDonald’s to Tae Kwon Do training for his business success.

In our arts story Dermot Crowley, who plays Scrooge in this year’s Christmas Carol at McCarter, confesses that he has never seen the story performed. He is truly fresh to the role, but may be familiar to McCarter audiences: He played in Translations in 2006.

To the Editor:

On Thanksgiving morning I was one of the 200 people who decided to forego sleep and instead put on running shoes to participate in the first Turkey Trot organized by Trinity Church in Princeton.

Besides being a fun and healthy way to start the morning, it was a way to observe the day and come together to help those in greatest need. All proceeds from the event went to benefit The Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton.

I am writing today to remind all Mercer County residents that during this season of giving it is essential that we all go the extra mile to support community Food Banks, such as Mercer Street Friends (www.mercerstreetfriends.org, 609-396-1506) and the many local organizations that feed the hungry, including Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton (www.thecrisisministry.org, 609-396-9355), HomeFront (www.homefrontnj.org, 908-989-9417) and Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (www.trentonsoupkitchen.org, 609-695-1225), whose food stocks this year are precariously low and whose demand is exceedingly high.

Your generous support of much-needed food and cash donations will help ensure that no one goes hungry this holiday season. It’s a gift that will brighten the day for the giver and the receiver in these tough economic times.

Dan Bauer

Spruce Street, Princeton

Correction

U.S. 1 reported incorrectly in the issue of December 3 that Weidel’s Pennington real estate office had closed. In fact, that office, which is located at 2 Route 31 South in Pennington, is open.

The office that closed belonged to Weidel’s commercial division, and was located at 2490 Pennington Road. That office, along with its employees, has been folded into the Weidel Lawrenceville office, at 2681 Main Street. That office is headed by Sylvia Morrison, and not, as we reported, by Mike Richman.

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