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A Tribute to Our Fathers

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and father figures out there. We hope you enjoy your special day! “I was born in South America. When I was 4 years old, my father brought our family here to the United States. He wanted a better life for his family.  As an adult, I can only…

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7 Simple Ways to Nail Your Winter Makeup

This is a guest post by Magda’s Designs Inc. People like to hibernate in the winter. It’s cold out, it gets darker earlier; it’s the time of year one would rather snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie. Ironically, however, winter also happens to be a season filled with holiday parties, family get…

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Heights, Lights, & History – Amazing Stories of the Palmer Square Tree

For decades, the colossal conifer rising above Palmer Square has brightened downtown and the spirits of the community every holiday season. Its heights, lights, and decorations draw as many as 80,000 annual visitors. However, there’s a lot more to this spectacular centerpiece than just its dazzling brilliance. From World War II to the world’s greatest…

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A Brief History of Black Friday

Black Friday is fast approaching, and in Palmer Square, you’re bound to discover countless sales and killer finds you’ll want to purchase for your family and friends. While the many shops at Palmer Square will be offering incredible deals that you might not believe, here are some historic facts about ‘Black Friday’ that are pretty unbelievable too.…

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Fun Thanksgiving Facts

When most people think of a Princeton Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to mind is spending joyous time with family and feasting on culinary delights such as as golden-roasted turkey, fluffy stuffing, tangy cranberry sauce, and whipped cream on top of pumpkin pie at the historic Yankee Doodle Tap Room. Wherever you spend your…

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Outside Art: The Great Outdoor Sculptures of Princeton University

All over Princeton University, colorful, interesting and some mystifying pieces of art liven up the campus environment. And, while passersbys appreciate the art that surrounds them, the looming question, ‘What does it mean?’ often crosses the minds of observers. From the giant fountain in front of Scudder Plaza to the huge, color-laden stained glass display outside of the art…

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Our Top 5 for Picnic Spots in Princeton

Summer may be coming to a close, but picnic season is far from over! Pack a blanket and a wicker basket full of snacks, sandwiches, and champagne because we’ve put together some of the best picnic spots from across Princeton. Palmer Square Undoubtedly one of Princeton’s most inviting green spaces, this city-center oasis is literally…

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Princeton Ghosts & Hauntings

Do you believe in ghosts? Princeton is one of those places where skeptics cross the threshold and start saying yes. Mysterious lights, strange presences, and ghostly figures have made Princeton a ghost hunter’s paradise. Nestled between New York and Philadelphia, the small town of Princeton is steeped in history. From the Lenape Native Americans, to…

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The Architecture of Princeton University

If you’ve ever explored the open campus of Princeton University, you may have found yourself in awe of the gloriously designed landscape that’s older than the United States itself. The architectural history is so vast and filled with such variety that it was once described as being “a beautiful sculpture garden for famous architects’ buildings”.…

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Happy Holidays!

Got your attention? Good! With only a mere 150 something days until Christmas, we thought it would be a great time to mention it’s not too early to start your holiday party planning. Here’s a list of the benefits that comes with booking during the sizzling summer months: Get the Date You Want The best…

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