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Sanctuary in the Pine Barrens

New Jersey may be the most densely populated state, but it’s also home to the largest tract of undeveloped land between Florida and Maine. At 1.1 million acres and covering 1,875 miles, the New Jersey Pine Barrens occupies almost a … Continue reading

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Morven in May Gets an Arts-and-Crafts Makeover

May is the perfect month to throw a garden party. And if you have a sweeping front meadow like Morven Museum & Gardens, framed by a hundred-year-old wisteria and lined with historic trees, consider moving that party from the backyard … Continue reading

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Puzzles of the Brain

By now, many are familiar with the story of Lonni Sue Johnson. A spate of media, from The New York Times and NPR, as well as local Princeton publications, wrote about the highly successful illustrator, with six New Yorker covers … Continue reading

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Making a Splash

Visiting the newly restored pool house at Morven Museum and Garden, once the playground of Robert Wood Johnson, I started thinking about the man behind the name we have come to associate with medical schools, hospitals, and large charitable contributions. … Continue reading

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Urban Realist

It’s hard to believe I only discovered the artist Virginia Snedeker in 2006, when I wrote about her exhibit at Morven. Since then, I’ve come to know her brother, Dick Snedeker, very well. Ms. Snedeker’s work can be seen at … Continue reading

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