Every Day is a Special Day – How to Celebrate Them Around Princeton
ISSUE #41 – July 18, 2023
Today is July 18th, that means that somewhere, someone is taking in the sounds of nature celebrating World Listening Day or puckering up to enjoy National Sour Candy Day. There are a lot of fun and important holidays on the calendar. Some are widespread and others simply carry meaning to a select few. According to National Today, there are 6,417 special days to celebrate each year. Several of them happen in July, and we are highlighting them with local ways to take advantage of and honor each.
Just to be alive and breathing in the fresh air of summer is something to celebrate. But let’s have some fun with it! The July issue of Princeton Perspectives, Every Day is a Special Day – How to Celebrate Them Around Princeton, has chosen four of July’s special dates to provide you with a deeper appreciation and knowledge of our community: Be a Kid Again Day, Hop-a-Park Day, National Lasagna Day and Be Nice to Bugs Day. Read more…
In This Issue
- Pulse of Princeton: What is your favorite holiday?
- Be a Kid Again – Local Opportunities to Relax, Have Fun and Rejuvenate
- Jump, Play, Run, Eat – Local Parks Provide Opportunities for Everyone in the Community
- For the Love of Food – Helping Others One Bite at a Time
- They May Seem Like Pests, but Local Insects are Really Helping Out
The Pulse of Princeton: What is your favorite holiday?
- Be a Kid Again – Local Opportunities to Relax, Have Fun and Rejuvenate - Adults know that adulting can take a lot out of you. Being responsible and mature, working a fulltime job, paying your bills and keeping your home clean are necessary of course. But… Read more...
- Jump, Play, Run, Eat – Local Parks Provide Opportunities for Everyone in the Community - The summer, for many, is about relaxing, recharging and spending time outdoors. What better place to do all these things than the parks in your town, city, or neighborhood. National Hop a… Read more...
- For the Love of Food – Helping Others One Bite at a Time - What is your go-to comfort food? We all have one, that meal that takes away some of our worries and just makes us feel at home. As expected, the top choices vary… Read more...
- They May Seem Like Pests, but Local Insects are Really Helping Out - When you think of finding a bug, do you marvel, scream, run or squish? I get it. Bugs seem to sneak up on us and quite frankly, some of them look like… Read more...
Can a new task force help prevent the thefts and trafficking of catalytic converters? Last month, in the issue Trials and Tribulations Around Town: What’s the Best Way to Move Forward?, in the article, 21st Century Policing in Princeton Works to Build Relationships and Enhance Safety, the Princeton Police Department shared concerns about the rise in stolen catalytic converters and what you can do to prevent a theft. At the end of June, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and others introduced legislation that intends to curb this troublesome crime. Citing the fact that local law enforcement alone is unable to tackle this problem, the goal is for a task force made up of local and state law enforcement, in addition to federal help from the Department of Justice and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to deter and prevent the theft and sale of catalytic converters. The bill has been referred to committee, and if passed, will require the Attorney General and Secretary of Transportation to convene the task force.
Another danger to society, this one life-threatening, is that of illicit fentanyl. In the January issue, What’s it Like Here? – Local Updates on National News, we detailed the dangers of this drug, especially on adolescents, in the article Be Alert: Serious Dangers are out there Harming Adolescents and Young Adults. In June, New Jersey took steps to curb the sale and distribution of illicit fentanyl by advancing legislation that would create new thresholds and tougher penalties for those that do so. If approved, the legislation would make it a first-degree crime to make, distribute, carry or sell more than 10 grams of fentanyl with intent to distribute. It would also create harsher penalties for those carrying less, making it a second-degree crime for those with five grams or more and third-degree for those found with less than five grams.