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White Cloud Farm has a fascinating history, which is why we’re straying a bit from our usual coverage area and heading on over to Lawrence Township. In 1930, Charles Lindbergh, his wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh and son Charles Lindbergh Jr. rented the farmhouse here — one of three parcels now for sale — while their own home was being built in East Amwell. Anne wrote warmly in her diaries of the time the family spent there. Of course, Charles Jr. would be kidnapped from the East Amwell home in 1933, when the family spent an uncharacteristic overnight at their as-yet-unfinished home.
On a brighter note, the farm itself later became, according to the listing, a world-class, record-setting Swiss dairy farm. Having grown up in the city, I am impressed without understanding why. It is now owned by an architect/planner/designer/gentleman farmer, and his wife, a designer of couture cake stands.
So what’s on offer?
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The house-made goods at Brick Farm Market in Hopewell.
Come summer, Princeton’s collegiate crowd clears out, making this the perfect time to enjoy the area’s quaint, brainy charm. Here’s where to go first.
Brick Farm Market
With a juice bar, a cheesemonger, house-dried sausages and polished-concrete floors, this lofty market feels more Brooklyn than Jersey. But in fact, Brick Farm Market has rather bucolic roots: It was founded last year by Robin and Jon McConaughy, owners of the nearby Double Brook Farm, as a place to sell the many sustainable products that come from their acres. The pair are somewhat new to the agro biz — they had one of those life-changing Michael Pollan moments a decade ago — and their fresh perspective is what makes this place so memorable. Just 15 minutes from downtown Princeton, it’s worthy of a stop for a snack, a meal, or ingredient-gathering on your way back to Philly.
Go here for: A hip twist on a country farm stand. 65 East Broad Street, Hopewell.
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We’re not super-enamored of Susan Patton, the so-called “Princeton Mom” who encourages young women to find a mate in college instead of concentrating on their careers. We already knew she’d married a man who hadn’t actually attended Princeton; what we hadn’t known was that her husband was already married when she snagged him.
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There is now more information on the sudden death of a Drexel student from meningitis earlier this month.
Today, Princeton announced the death of Stephanie Ross may be due to contact with a student at the Ivy League school. The Daily Princetonian reports:
“The Drexel student had been in close contact with students from Princeton University about a week before becoming ill,” the email read, citing an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control.
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After getting an FDA-unapproved meningitis vaccine (like the rest of the meningitis-stricken campus) one 18-year-old Princeton student fell down with a very strange illness called rhabdomyolysis, which the Princetonian describes as “an acute breakdown of muscle tissue that causes muscle fiber and protein to be transferred into the bloodstream, risking severe kidney damage.”
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Princeton is raising its tuition by 4.1% this year to $41,820. Tack on $13,620 in room and board, and that’s a lot of money for a school that’s going to infect you with meningitis. (On the other hand, we assume the extra dough is going to meningitis research…) Outraged aspiring and current Princetonians, fret not. A., the average financial aid grant will cover that tuition, and B. Penn’s tuition is $5,000 more expensive.
Princeton’s serious, desperate, quasi-legal meningitis problem has been well-covered here at Philly Mag. So we feel duty-bound to inform you that it’s also being well covered at the Daily Princetonian. So well-covered that it now has its very own vertical on the website, along with “Sports” and “Opinion.”
Pity the poor freshman who gets put on the meningitis beat first thing next fall.
As of Wednesday night, 4,361 of Princeton’s 8,000 students have taken a meningitis vaccine not currently approved in the United States. (The other 3,639 have meningitis.) The meningitis outbreak that’s been roiling campus for the past couple semesters led the Center for Disease Control to allow the university to administer the vaccine, currently approved in Europe and Australia and that town just south of the border where Jason Street tries to take some drugs that will help him walk again in Season 2 of “Friday Night Lights.” Today is the last day to get the vaccine.
Remember how Princeton students went home for Thanksgiving a couple of weeks ago despite a meningitis outbreak on campus? Well, now they’re getting a vaccine finally.
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