More from LiLLiPiES

In last week’s paper Dan Aubrey explored baker and business owner Jen Carson’s LiLLiPiES Cookbook, which teaches home cooks how to make the Princeton Shopping Center bakery’s special pastries and other treats at home.

This week Carson announced a new way in which her bakery is making innovative connections with its community. Starting on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, LiLLiPiES will be offering a series of outdoor concerts in the adjacent courtyard at the shopping center.


Darnabee Jones

Kicking things off is the all-female jazz trio Darnabee Jones — pictured at right — on May 9. The series continues with the Liam Sutcliffe Combo on Sundays, June 6, July 18, and August 15; the QPK Trio on Sunday, June 20; and the GPC Trio on Sunday, August 1.

All concerts begin at 11 a.m. For more information visit

To the Editor: Thanks From Princeton Nursery School

On February 6, members of our community came together for a virtual fundraiser to support the Princeton Nursery School (PNS). A Starry Starry Evening included an informative and lively discussion between CNBC’s Brian Sullivan and the school’s executive director, Rosanda Wong, detailing the nonprofit’s mission and the challenges it and its families continue to face due to the pandemic. In addition, attendees were treated to a soulful, live performance by singer/songwriter and Princeton’s own, Carly King.

The event raised much needed funds to benefit the nationally accredited early education program and hunger prevention program at PNS and also to provide scholarships for children of families in need.

PNS is located on Leigh Avenue and was founded in 1929 to provide working families with affordable care. Along with a quality preschool education, the school also provides support services for economically disadvantaged students and their working parents. The school’s hunger prevention program includes breakfast, hot lunch, and snack and also participates in the Send Hunger Packing program, which provides nutritious meals for the weekend.

The continued outpouring of support for PNS is a testament to how much our donors and friends value and recognize the need for affordable early childhood education and hunger prevention right in the Princeton-area community. PNS helps families break the cycle of poverty by making child care and year-round preschool education an affordable option for them.

PNS and its Board of Trustees would again like to send a sincere thank you to all of our generous donors and corporate sponsors including NFP, PNC Bank, Bryn Mawr Trust and Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty.

More information about PNS can be found at

Danielle Bentsen, MD

President, Board of Trustees, Princeton Nursery School

Fiction Updates

The e-mails are starting to roll in: When will you accept entries for your Summer Fiction issue? The bad news is that once again in 2021, there will be no single Summer Fiction issue. The good news, however, is that the paper will continue its new tradition of publishing short stories and poetry throughout the year as space permits.

As such, submissions of previously unpublished works of short fiction, short plays, and poetry are welcome at any time, accompanied by a brief biography. Send in your work by email to

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