As the holidays approach, New Jersey is gearing up for potential spikes in COVID cases and the impact of the recently discovered Omicron variant.

    Fleeing, antidotes have been key factors in personal survival during our COVID era. Escape literature can be history: Paris on the Brink. Surprisingly for me, November turns me to “The Plimoth Colony Cookbook.”

      As Thanksgiving approaches and minds and shopping lists turn to the annual day of overindulgence, area nonprofits are instead directing their attention to those who need extra help to ensure they have food to put on the table Thanksgiving day and every day.

        With hopes that others may have more information on Trenton’s past and islands, we are sharing correspondence from Peter White, a descendant of one of Trenton’s original families.

          A thank you following a successful area button show and a call to end discrimination in car insurance pricing.

            Two poets and past contributors to U.S. 1’s Summer Fiction issues saw to fit pay tribute in verse on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. 

              For people who have lived in the area for long enough, last week’s cover story on Plainsboro’s famous Elsie the Cow conjured memories of Walker Gordon Farm, Borden Dairy, and Elsie herself.

                Nearly 18 months after live performances came to a grinding halt at the onset of the pandemic, the 2021 Fall Arts Preview shows some true signs of a return to normalcy.

                This story recalls one of many evacuation flights operated by Pan American World Airways, rescuing Americans and others caught in the midst of war and revolution in hot spots around the world.

                It is with considerable sorrow that we must now leave a country for which we sacrificed so much. We invested so many lives and so much treasure, and I would have thought the local people would return our munificence and stay with us, but no — they have chosen to go their own way.

                  U.S. 1 continues to accept works of short fiction, poetry, and short plays by writers and poets who live or work in the greater Princeton area. Email submissions, along with a brief biography, to

                  It’s a time warp, to see my daughter glowing in the rainbow-colored poncho I crocheted myself on a rainy afternoon when I was exactly her age.My past is back. At last retrieved from the mothballs.

                    Applications for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s New Jersey Community Stage Relief Grant Program will open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 17. 

                    Summer Fiction Year-Round: U.S. 1 continues to accept and publish submissions of original poetry, short works of fiction, and plays from readers who live or work in the Princeton area. Be sure to include a brief biography with your work.

                      Trenton's Athing Mu set a new American record and won the 800 meters at the Tokyo Olympics.

                        HomeFront is collecting back to school supplies for underprivileged children. The juror for this year's Ellarslie Open reflects on the ongoing exhibit.

                        PCRD supports the effort to protect the historic former Court Club in its current location and to protect the three homes on Prospect Avenue from demolition by Princeton University. 

                          Sculptor Ray King created two new landmark works at two new State of New Jersey buildings and recently shared his thoughts about the works.

                            Dan Aubrey’s pieces in the June 23 paper about the life and legacy of woodworker George Nakashima prompted longtime reader and poet and recent recipient of the Nakashima Foundation Peace Award Scott McVay to submit this time capsule, first read on June 9, 2009 at the re-dedication of the fir…

                              U.S. 1 is publishing user-submitted original short stories and poetry year-round, including works by Anne Hiltner and Carolyn Foote Edelmann in this week's issue.

                              Slavery in New Jersey survived for months following the declaration of freedom in Texas.

                              This week’s paper — U.S. 1’s annual summer arts preview — is full of optimism for bright days ahead and a return to normalcy. Dan Aubrey’s run down of music, art, and other cultural happenings this summer starts on page 6 and runs nearly 6,000 words — showcasing a broad array of events, many…

                              “That was the strangest thing,” my son said. “As if a vein was opened, and the words just kept coming out of her.”

                              While a rose by any other name is still a rose, not so with irises — especially the Carr Iris. Named after the historic Bordentown horticulturist and flower hybridist Franklin Carr, the iris bearing his name has a distinct pedigree.

                              When my children were much younger, I sometimes burst into tears realizing that one day they would not be permanently around me anymore. Now I realize children need to leave the nest when they are ready.

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

                              Summer camps, and U.S. 1’s annual summer camp issue, look a little different this year. But they’re back.