Erica Chayes Wida

About Erica Chayes Wida

Erica Chayes Wida is a writer, mom, and complete zealot when it comes to poetry, paella and globe collections. After graduating with a degree in Anthropology from UCLA, Erica moved to Italy where the seasons and old architecture inspired her journey back to the East Coast. Since then, she and her husband have created a nest egg locally and, over time, developed a rather grand love affair with the town of Princeton. Erica is senior editor at The Princeton Sun and enjoys fulfilling her Princeton affections on a daily basis.

Art, oxen and community building: Joann Lee Kim paints an optimistic vision

Recent Princetonian spreads her artistic roots throughout the community and mixes up a colorful palette of collaboration, education, and creativity.

Back to school in Princeton: what’s on your list?

As Princetonians ready for the school year, there is much to do. The Princeton Sun asked local teens, youngins’ and mothers what they’re checking off before September

Princeton into the past: a back to school rewind

Autumn is imminent and Princeton’s history is all around. The Sun delves into everything back to school – past, present, and future.

Princeton’s piano playing prodigy: an overture to Charlie Liu

Princeton’s 13-year-old master pianist Charlie Liu has traveled the world, played for celebrities, organized solo benefit concerts and now gets ready for something really big: high school.

Hiroshima in hindsight

Princeton’s Coalition for Peace Action commemorates the 69th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing with a beautiful ceremony in Hinds Plaza.

Princeton then and now: Jay White re-creates his great grandfather’s 1939 bicycle ride

Marking the 75th anniversary of James Spratt White II’s bicycle ride from Rock Hill, S.C., to Flushing Meadows, N.Y., for the Worlds Fair, great grandson re-creates the trip, stopping in Princeton along the way.

Princeton Tech Meetup Brings Silicon Alley to Princeton

Princeton Tech Meetup becomes second largest tech meetup in New Jersey with a strong following of techies, entrepreneurs, creatives and women in STEM.

These are a few of your favorite things

The Princeton Sun finds out what people love to do on a summer day in Princeton.

The Year Ahead

A piece from The Sun’s Mayor Column, by Mayor Liz Lempert