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Fire officials create task force to handle mass shootings By Andrew Martins Managing Editor

A fledgling task force comprised of local first responders is gearing up for a task they hope they never have to perform - saving lives while an active shooting incident unfolds in a local municipal building, school or other public place in Hillsborough. Comprised of six members of the Hillsborough Fire Marshal’s Office, the Rescue Task Force (RTF) is a volunteer group aimed at finding, treating and evacuating the wounded from an active

shooter situation. Hillsborough Fire Marshal Dave Foelsch said the impetus behind the task force’s establishment was the proliferation of mass shootings across the country and the need its members felt to do something. “We don’t want to have to start teams like this, but it came from the fact that we’re not geared to be standing on the outside going ‘wow, I wish we could have done something,’” Foelsch said. According to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a non-profit organization that tracks gun-related

incidents across the country, there have been 34,818 incidents this year involving firearms, resulting in 8,729 deaths and 17,001 injuries of Aug. 7. Suicides are not included in the organizations’ numbers. Of those nearly 35,000 incidents, the GVA lists 212 as “mass shootings.” Though there is no widely accepted definition for what constitutes a mass shooting, the FBI defines mass murder as “a number of murders (four or more,) occurring during the same incident, with no distinctive time period between the murders.”

With incidents like the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., in February and the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., in June fresh on his mind, Foelsch said today’s climate means a shooting can happen anywhere. “It got to the point that once or twice a month, you were hearing about some sort of incident,” he said. “It’s not like this is just in big cities or way out in the middle of nowhere. Some of these incidents are taking place in locations that exactly match what we have here.”

In an effort to get the RTF going before the start of the fire district’s budget process, Foelsch reached out to the Rotary Club of Hillsborough for an initial injection of financial support. The organization quickly obliged, donating $3,000 to help purchase bullet-proof vests and helmets that task force members will wear when entering a dangerous locale. “We wish there was no need for such a team in Hillsborough, or anywhere else,” Rotary Club of Hillsborough President and former Township Committee-

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Band parents not losing sleep over the coming year with fundraiser By Andrew Martins Managing Editor

As the 2018-19 school year gets closer, the Hillsborough Band Parents Association is gearing up for another season of music education and competition with an unorthodox fundraising effort they hope the community will get out of bed for. For the first time ever, the Commons at Hillsborough High School will be transformed into a mattress showroom, complete with more than 20 beds of all kinds with proceeds going to the school’s music program. The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Mattresses are something that absolutely everybody buys on a periodic basis, so the concept is a little unusual, but it works,” Hillsborough Band Parents Association President Randy Hart said. “One in 10 people buy a mattress every single year.” Run by Custom Fundraising Solutions, a national organization that helps fund similar programs throughout the country, Hart said the fundraising opportunity came about when a “veteran parent” shared a similar effort from another school district in the state. Given the fact that the HBPA doesn’t generally begin raising funds until October with its annual home show, Hart said the start of the school year seemed like a good time to get started. “This was just an opportunity that presented itself and we thought it was certainly worth a try to see where we can go with this,” she said. “It’s been known to be very successful in other school districts, so we were inspired to do the same.” The fundraiser’s owner and

founder, Joe Matejka, said the reason why mattress fundraisers are seen as a viable option for schools stems largely from the kids involved in the programs that benefit. “We offer the community a quality product they need, at a great price and the best part is that every sale benefits the school,” he said. “Our one-day sale can help a group raise thousands of dollars. That is why we are in this business…to help the kids.” According to Custom Fundraising Solutions, the company has raised more than $18 million for schools throughout the nation. Matejka said the company hopes to expand to over 100 locations and donate $10 million on an annual basis. All funds generated by the HBPA over the course of a year go toward funding curricular and extra-curricular bands, like jazz band and marching band. Though the district pays for a large portion of its music program, Hart said the parents’ group helps cover the difference, funding things like instrument repairs, costs for music clinics, festival entry fees, band trips and licensing for music. For more information about the Hillsborough High School Band Program Mattress Fundraiser, contact Dave Cox at or call 215-913-8762. Interested parties can also text “HHS” to 797979.

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Young artists in the library

On Aug. 3, children ages 3-5 discovered STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) stories at SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch. After listening to the nonfiction books “Touch the Brightest Star” by Christie Matheson, “Chalk” by Bill Thomson and “The Stars” by Cody Crane, attendees created their own colorful galaxies inspired by the storytime. Above, Dylan Castro, 7 and Isabella Castro, 4, display their storytime-inspired art. Below, Benjamin Gigantone, 2, crafts a colorful galaxy from chalk and stickers.

County 4-H sets world record with longest textile braid A nearly mile-long textile braid landed the Somerset County 4-H among the likes of the world’s tallest man and and the longest fingernails on a pair of hands, as they were certified as a record holder in the Guinness Book of World Records. At 5,217 feet, the fabric braid was nearly double the length of a previously agreed to record of 2,625 feet and took the work of 200 4-H members and volunteers to complete the noteworthy project. Sue MacCombie, a member of the Somerset County 4-H and

leader of the Upcycle Club and Garden & Bee Club, came up with the idea back in 2011. With her Garden & Bee Club members’ interest in pollinators, honey and maintaining the 4-H garden and her Upcycling Club working on turning unwanted items into works of art or practical items, MacCombie said the idea of creating a textile braid made sense if she wanted to get as many people involved as she could. “We had all this material in bedsheets, shirtdresses, etc. and I thought it would be great to do

something with it,” MacCombie said. “The kids love to braid, so it was a natural progression.” For nearly six years, officials said MacCombie worked with representatives of the Guinness World’s Records to create the record, come up with a best course of action and establish how the 4-H was going to achieve its goal. By late last year, the final paperwork was completed and submitted. MacCombie and her volunteers would have one year to complete their textile braid. Within several months, however, they had met the challenge and

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began exceeding it. The official measurement ceremony was held back in May at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. With the help of 4-H members and volunteers, the large ball of fabric was wheeled in for the Guinness licensed surveyor, Jeff Baldwin of the Somerset County Engineering Division, to measure the braid. A textile expert, Bridgett Artise, of Born Again Vintage and adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of New York, was also on hand to inspect the submission.

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2018 Somerset County 4-H Fair. The event will be held at North Branch Park in Bridgewater. This year marks the county’s 71st anniversary of free, family fun. There are no admissions or parking fees, no midway or carnival rides.  Daily schedules and maps can be found at the Information Booth or online at  http:// www.somersetcounty4h.or g/fair/. The fair will run 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. all three days, with free shuttle buses running from  9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.  each day of the fair from Raritan Valley Community College Rt. 28, North Branch. Since 1947, the Fair  continues its tradition of focusing on agriculture, while recognizing the accomplishment of the Somerset County 4-H clubs and remains a showcase for visitors to see a variety of 4-H projects in action. Twirling, go karts, rockets, magic, model airplanes, R.C. cars, model trains are on hand as other 4-H clubs compete and perform. The Arts & Science Tent and Prep Tent (for the youngest 4-Hers) are packed with exhibits, activities for visitors, demonstrations, and performances.  Ten other 4-H

Vendors and browsers wanted. Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #2 Ladies Auxiliary are holding a flea market at 375 Rt. 206, Hillsborough. Join us to sell or browse the merchandise. Arrive as early as you like!  Flea market is outside. Spaces are always available: $15, no reservations necessary. (NO tables provided.) Future flea markets: Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 22, and Oct. 6 and 20.  For more information, call 908359-6819, 908-722-7655, or 908-725-4908.  The flea markets are fundraisers for the Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Co. #2 Ladies Auxiliary.

their services and connect directly with customers at its 11th annual Rotary Fair, scheduled this year for August 14 – 19. More than 15,000 attendees from Hillsborough and surrounding communities are expected to visit the week-long family event held at the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206 (adjacent to the Lowe’s parking lot). Businesses have the option of purchasing a $300 sign displayed at the fair throughout the week, or a $600 tented space that provides an opportunity to meet and talk with the fair’s 15,000 attendees. Tent availability is limited. Orders will be handled on a first come, first served basis. For more information on the upcoming Hillsborough Rotary Fair or how to participate as a sign sponsor or tent vendor, please contact Ken Genco at 908229- 5045, kgenco@att. net, or Anthony Franchini at 908-334- 9304, anthony.

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tents house a variety of animals, including dairy cows, beef, alpaca, horses, dogs, herpetology, sheep, goats, poultry, rabbits and small animals. Most animal tents have a petting area and information about how to join 4-H. The food at the fair is provided by 20 nonprofit organizations at affordable prices.

Sat., Aug. 11

The Clover Hill Reformed Church Worship and Sunday  School will be at  10 a.m. on the Twelfth  Sunday after Pentecost.  The sermon will be based upon Habakkuk 1:1-2:5.  Contact information:   908-3698451  or  CHRC1834@

Tues., Aug. 14 Sun., Aug. 19

Annual Rotary fair. The Rotary Club of Hillsborough will once again provide local businesses with multiple opportunities to showcase

Vendors and browsers wanted. Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #2 Ladies Auxiliary are holding a flea market at 375 Rt. 206, Hillsborough. Join us to sell or browse the merchandise. Arrive as early as you like!  Flea market is outside. Spaces are always available: $15, no reservations  necessary. (NO tables provided.) Future flea markets: Sept. 8 and 22, and Oct. 6 and 20.  For more information, call 908359-6819, 908-722-7655, or 908-725-4908.  The flea markets are fundraisers for the Hillsborough Volunteer

Fire Co. #2 Ladies Auxiliary.

Thurs., Aug. 30

Volunteer activity. September is ovarian cancer awareness month. To help raise awareness a team of volunteers will be tying teal bows on the trees at the municipal building in Hillsborough at 10 a.m.  If you would like to help out, contact Susyn  Timko at The organization that will be represented is Turn The Towns Teal. To learn more about this organization, visit their website at  www.turnthetownsteal. org

Sat., Sept. 8

Sourland Spectacular. Enjoy a gorgeous rural ride and gourmet lunch for a great cause! This  bicycle rally (not a race!) helps to raise critical funds to support the Sourland Conservancy’s mission to protect, promote and preserve the unique character of the Sourland region.  This event, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., offers challenging routes for serious cyclists as well as a shorter alternatives for more casual bikers. For information and registration, visit Proceeds benefit the Sourland Conservancy. Vendors and browsers wanted.  Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #2 Ladies Auxiliary are holding a flea market at 375 Rt. 206, Hillsborough. Join us to sell or browse the merchandise. Arrive as early as you like!  Flea market is outside. Spaces are always available: $15, no reservations necessary. (NO tables provided.) Future flea markets: Sept. 22, and Oct. 6

and 20. For more information, call 908-359-6819, 908-722-7655, or 908-7254908.  The flea markets are fundraisers for the Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Co. #2 Ladies Auxiliary.

Fri., Sept. 14

Basket Auction. The Woman’s Club of Hillsborough is having its annual event at the Hillsborough Municipal Building at 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. There will be a lot of great theme baskets, theater tickets, sports memorabilia, sporting event tickets and much more. There also will be a  50/50 raffle. Hot dogs, soda and chips will be available to purchase. Coffee, tea and  dessert are provided. Entry tickets are $10 and will be on sale at the door. For  information contact Carolyn Hespe at (908) 874-4958 or e-mail at or Barbara Zielsdorff at (908) 359-1750 or e-mail at  B_

Sat., Sept. 15

Walk of Hope & Awareness Day. Carrier Clinic will host its annual event in support of the many programs at its Belle Mead campus to battle mental illness and drug addiction. The public is invited to take part in this special day of inspiration. On-line registration is easy. Visit Or call 908-281-1688 for details.  Sign-in for walkers opens at 9 a.m. The 1-mile walk around the Carrier campus begins at 10 a.m. Walkers are invited to bring their dogs, so long as those pets are on a leash and are vaccinated.  Individual

participants are urged to aim high and raise more than $108 (one dollar for every year of Carrier’s existence.) Walkers can also form teams, inviting others to join. Mattress  Fundraiser. The Hillsborough Band Program will be hosting the event from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Commons will be transformed into a 20-plus bed showroom filled  with all sizes and styles. Name brands like Simmons Beautyrest, Restonic, Malouf, etc.  are available for up to 50% off retail prices! Watch for area yard signs and for the few lucky kids who get to wear the “mattress suit” while promoting the sale to  passersby.  For more information about the fundraiser, text HHS to 797979 or  contact  Dave Cox at or call 215913-8762.

Sat., Sept. 22

Morning Retreat for Caregivers. The Caregiver Ministry at St. Joseph’s Parish is hosting a Morning of Reflection 8:30 – 12:30. All Caregivers - an elderly parent, sibling or spouse, a  mentally or physically challenged child or adult, or are a professional caring at your work place, YOU are  invited to share in this spiritual morning of reflection. Caregivers need support and we strive to offer hope, resources and a gentle ear as needed. Please join us for a kind and spiritual morning which will begin with Mass at 8:30, (which is in the church & optional). The program will be held in the Parish Center and run from 9:00 - 12:30,


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Calendar Continued from Page 2A including lunch. St Joseph’s Parish is located at 34 Yorktown Road in Hillsborough. For further information or to  register, please email erin.gerberville@gmail. com or call Erin at 908-5072375. Vendors and browsers wanted.  Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #2 Ladies Auxiliary are holding a flea market at 375 Rt. 206, Hillsborough. Join us to sell or browse the merchandise. Arrive as early as you like!  Flea market is outside. Spaces are always available: $15, no reservations necessary. (NO tables provided.) Future flea markets: Oct. 6 and 20.  For more information, call 908359-6819, 908-722-7655, or 908-725-4908.  The flea markets are fundraisers for the Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Co. #2 Ladies Auxiliary.

Fri., Oct. 5

Tricky Tray Auction. St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, 1900 Brooks Blvd., Hillsborough, will

present this event at the Parish Center. There are more than 100 gift certificates and many prizes including flat screen TV, Kitchen Aid mixer, outdoor grill, iPad, appliances, household items, theme  baskets, food, door prizes and a 50/50. Doors open at 5 p.m. Auction begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15; include one sheet of tickets, delicious desserts, coffee and tea. Stuffed  cabbage, kielbasa and sauerkraut, hotdogs, hamburgers, meatball sandwiches,  eggplant parmesan, pirogi, soda and water can be purchased, so come early. Tickets can be preordered by contacting Marge at 908-722-5894. Must be 18 years of age to attend.

Sat., Oct. 6

Vendors and browsers wanted. Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #2 Ladies Auxiliary are holding a flea market at 375 Rt. 206, Hillsborough. Join us to sell or browse the merchandise. Arrive as early as you like!  Flea market is outside. Spaces are always

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In order to measure the braid, Frank Marusiak of the Somerset County Facilities and Services Department created a special device, which was tweaked according to Baldwin’s specifications. Somerset County Videographer Christopher Busch tracked the activity to send in as an official record to Guinness and Kala Sivasubramanian and Reid Kirby were the official outside Awitnesses.

Having been officially certified as a world record holder, the textile braid will be “on tour,” officials said, with its first stop was at the Information Tent of the Somerset County 4-H Fair and is now at the County Administrative Building in Somerville. On September 8 and 9, it will be at the Garden State Sheep Breeders Annual Sheep & Fiber Festival at the Hunterdon County Fair Grounds and the Bridgewater Mall in October.

available: $15, no reservations necessary. (NO tables provided.) Future flea markets: Oct. 20.  For more information, call 908359-6819, 908-722-7655, or 908-725-4908.  The flea markets are fundraisers for the Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Co. #2 Ladies Auxiliary.

Sat., Oct. 20

Vendors and browsers wanted. Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #2 Ladies Auxiliary are holding a flea market at 375 Rt. 206, Hillsborough. Join us to sell or browse the merchandise. Arrive as early as you like!  Flea market is outside. Spaces are always available: $15, no reservations necessary. (NO tables provided.) For more information, call 908-359-6819, 908-722-7655, or 908-7254908.  The flea markets are fundraisers for the Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Co. #2 Ladies Auxiliary.


Continued from Page 1A man Greg Burchette said. “However, we are glad to be in a position to support the formation of this important unit.” Foelsch said he also approached the Hillsborough Township Board of Fire Commissioners for support and were given a matching donation of $3,000. Additionally, Foelsch said the task force has been training with the Hillsborough Township Police Department, going over everything from best practices and policies to specific tactics and maneuvers when in an active shooter

Thurs., Nov. 8

Sight & Sound Shot “Jesus.” Clover Hill Reformed Church is offering a day trip to Sight & Sound in Lancaster, Penn., for the brand new production of “Jesus.” The trip is on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The bus will depart Clover Hill Church, 890 Amwell Road, Hillsborough at  9:15 a.m.  Parking is available in the lot across from the church building. The package price includes round trip transportation, a buffet luncheon at Miller’s Smorgasbord, show admission, and all taxes and gratuities. The cost is $129 for adults and $92 for children ages 4 to 12 yrs. Checks should be made payable to Clover Hill Reformed Church. The bus returns to Clover Hill Church approximately  8:45 p.m.  For additional information and reservations, contact Diana Reinhardt at 908-369-4362.

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VFW Meetings Monthly meetings of the Hillsborough Memorial VFW Post #8371 are held the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM in the Somerset County Hillsborough Senior Center, 339 South Branch Road. The post’s mission is Veterans and Military Support, Youth Scholarship Activities and Community Service. All veterans with foreign service are welcome as members to assist our post in achieving our mission. For information regarding membership, post activities or our youth scholarship programs please contact Commander Tom Cellilli via phone or text at (908) 255-3669. Outdoor Summertime Yoga One Spirit Yoga is offered in the Hopewell bandstand gazebo through September at  9 a.m. on

Wednesdays. All levels are welcome.  Wear stretchy clothes, bring a beach towel and water bottle.  Yoga mats can be provided if you don’t have one.  Intend to dissolve your stress, calm your mind and restore your spirit. For questions, please contact Nancy McCormack at mccormackne@comcast. net or 609-466-8786. Coping with addiction: Parents of Addicted Children helps parents understand and cope with drug problems they are facing, and will face, with their children. Meets first and third Monday of month, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Neshanic Reformed Church, 715 Amwell Road. Send items to or fax to 609-924-3842. The deadline for submissions each week is 3 p.m. on Friday. For details, call 609874-2163.

situation. exercise. the all-volunteer outfit will “The job for the police Though it is considered be able to bolster its ranks. at an incident like this is the first task force of its Trying to get ordinary peoto go in and make contact kind in Somerset County, ple to run into a building with the [perpetrator. Our Foelsch said the task force where bullets are flying, he job and focus is to go in and conducted itself well dur- said, could be a hard sell for some. get those people who need ing the ARIS drills. “We know there are peoour help immediately,” “It was great to see that Foelsch said. “That’s why we’re on track and that the ple out there who say we’re we chose to outfit ourselves tactics and procedures we crazy, but all I can say is with the top-of-the-line discussed with the police we’re not wired to stand on vests and helmets. We’re department were exactly the outside. We have years going in there unarmed and what we needed to know,” of experience and we’re all we know that.” he said. “It really drove the same,” he said. “We’re Last month, the RTF home everything that we going in guarded and we’re participated in its first ac- had been practicing and hopefully giving these tive shooter drill when first talking about for the past people the best chance of survival they can get. It all responders from the sur- two or three months.” rounding area descended Looking forward to the comes down to time - the upon Auten Road Interme- task force’s future, Foelsch clock is ticking from the diate School00256889.0217.03x10.18.BeckerNose&Sinus.indd (ARIS) for the said he was hopeful that second they’re hit.”

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By Michele S. Byers

Check out the ‘fun’ in fungi with the Mycological Association How many times have you bent down to check out a mushroom, only to be told, “Stop! It may be poisonous!” New Jersey has several poisonous mushrooms … and it goes without saying that you shouldn’t eat anything growing in the wild (including plant leaves, roots and berries) unless you know what you’re doing. But you don’t need to stay away from mushrooms! They’re beautiful to look at and fascinating to study and photograph, as members of New Jersey Mycological Association will tell you. The NJ Mycological Association is dedicated to educating the public about mushrooms and other fungi in the Garden State. The Association organizes weekly “forays” – or mushroom hunts – to parks and preserves throughout this state we’re in. “We have open forays for the public all the time,” said foray leader Jenifer “Nina” Burghardt, one of the state’s leading mushroom experts. “We’re here because we love mushrooms and we want to tell people all about them.” Forays are not just about gathering edible mushrooms for cooking. “That may be why some people come at first, but then they get sucked in,” Nina said. Mycologists, she noted, are like birders in that they’re ManvilleNews.2.736x4.5.StaffBox.indd

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excited to find and identify as many species as possible: “It’s not because we can eat them.”  In fact, she said, many state parks only allow collecting mushrooms for scientific identification and study. Fungi are a kingdom of living organisms that includes mushrooms, yeasts, molds and mildews. They are NOT part of the plant kingdom!   According to Nina and her husband, John - another expert - fungi are everywhere. “Except for bacteria, they’re the most numerous things on Earth,” Nina noted. About 2,000 mushroom and fungi species have been identified in New Jersey so far, but the Burghardts think that’s probably just “the tip of the iceberg.” While plants use the energy of the sun to produce food, fungi don’t have chlorophyll and must get their nutrients in other ways: • Some fungi decompose dead plant and animal matter, such as fallen leaves and trees on the ground.  Spherical puffball mushrooms are often found in yards and woods; step on them and they’ll release a puff of “smoke” made of spores that grow new mushrooms. • Other fungi live on the roots of trees and bring water and minerals from the soil into rootlets. In return, the host tree supplies the fungus with sugars, vitamins and other substances. “Without fungi (in tree roots), trees would probably die because they wouldn’t get enough moisture,” Nina said. Many of these “mycorrhizal” fungi are specific to the type of tree in whose roots they live. • Parasitic fungi can kill their animal or plant hosts. “Honey mushrooms” grow in thick bunches, often on dying tree trunks. Another fungus, known as the “zombie

ant” fungus, infects ants and releases chemicals into their brains that change their behavior. For instance, the fungus may make ants climb out to the end of a tree branch – a place they wouldn’t normally venture – where they die and release fungus spores.

Interested in learning more about mushrooms and fungi? Go on a foray with the NJ Mycological Association! During a typical foray, foragers collect mushrooms and bring them to a meeting place where experts help with identification. Budding mycologists are encouraged to write the names of the mushrooms on cards, then take photos of their finds next to the cards to help them ID mushrooms in the field. Any fungi that can’t be identified on site are taken home by experts, who may study them under a microscope or conduct chemical tests. The NJ Mycological Association keeps annual inventories of all mushroom and fungi species found. Upcoming forays in August and September include trips to Stephens State Park in Hackettstown, Teetertown Ravine/Crystal Springs preserves in Lebanon Township, Stokes State Forest in Branchville, Thompson/Helmetta County Park in Jamesburg and Cattus Island County Park in Toms River. There’s also a “Fungus Fest” on Sept. 23 at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown. To learn more about how to put the “fun” in fungi, visit the NJ Mycological Association website at www.njmyco. org. Michele S. Byers is executive director of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation in Morristown.

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Less than four months remain before one of the most consequential elections of our time, and New Jersey is one of five states that still vote on unauditable paperless directrecording electronic (DRE) voting machines. The U.S. intelligence community has stated that these electronic voting machines are a threat to our national security. Intelligence officials believe that Russia attempted to manipulate the results of the 2016 election in almost one-third of the states in the nation and that it will try to do so again this year. Paperless electronic voting machines cannot be trusted to count votes accurately, are easily manipulated by malevolent actors and the resulting votes are not verifiable after the fact. Evidence of manipulation became clear in an election in Cumberland County in 2011, which had to be decertified and conducted again because the DRE machines

wrongfully gave the winner’s tallies to the loser. In 2005, our state legislators sought to protect New Jersey from threats to the accuracy, integrity and security of our elections by passing legislation requiring a voter-verified paper ballot for every vote cast. Four years later, they required a manual audit of those paper ballots. However, neither of those critically necessary laws has ever been implemented due to lack of funding. Prior to the 2017 gubernatorial election, then candidate Phil Murphy pledged to the Coalition for Peace Action to replace all of our aging paperless voting machines with paper ballots and optical scan technology and to implement the audit law. Even without the purchase of new precinctbased optical scanners, paper ballots could still be counted by the central optical scan machines in each county used for tabulating absentee ballots, and should be made subject to the already existing manual audit law. Our state legislature has done nothing to solve the threat that continued use of paperless DREs will subject

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The Hillsborough Library’s schedule is as follows: Monday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1-5 p.m. r The library is looking for reliable teen volunteers to shelp out at various programs. Community service hours awill be awarded to all volunteers at the end of the school dyear for their attendance and space is limited. Visit or call 908-369-2200 for information or to register. Program dates and times are subject to -change. All programs are free and registration is required unless otherwise indicated. d Special Events h SCLSNJ Summer Reading Challenge: The SCLSNJ oSummer Reading Challenge continues until Aug. 18. -Reading every day - either independently or with someone -- can help maintain reading proficiency over the summer. Our challenge supports lifelong learning for all ages, with nprograms, prizes, reading recommendations, and more. eJoin SCLSNJ’s Summer Reading Challenge. Register at or at your local SCLSNJ liibrary branch. Somerset County 4-H Fair - Aug. 8-10. The SCLSNJ booth at the Somerset County 4-H Fair on Milltown Road e in Bridgewater will have giveaways, activities and storyn times. , Adult programs (registration required): a • Intermediate Microsoft Word -  Learn about Word’s k intermediate features including text alignment, header/ t footer, tables, borders, and photos. Wed.,  Aug. 15, 7-8 p.m. t • Musical Summer Movies - “Singin’ in the Rain,” star.ring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. (Not Rated, 103 minutes). Thurs., Aug. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. y • Move It! Special Needs Fitness - Adults (18 and up) with special needs will break a sweat during this monthly exercise program. Features a variety of fun fitness activities led by certified personal trainer Jodie Shuster. Thurs., Aug. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Writers Group - Writers can receive constructive - feedback at these monthly sessions, during which parf ticipants read their work and members offer suggestions. - Thurs., Aug. 23, 7-8 p.m. y Youth programs (registration required): , • Baby Songs -  Spend time making music with your n little one. Ages birth -  24 months. Fri., Aug. 10, 10-10:30 a.m. e • Captain Underpants Party - Are you a fan of George o and Harold? Then it’s time for some ultimate undergarment fun. Make crafts, play games, and do battle. Entering t grades 2-5. Sat., Aug. 11, 11 a.m. - noon. • Lip Sync Battle - Step onto the stage and perform in d front of your peers a song of your choice. If you only want d t to watch, but not perform, please note that in your registration. Entering grades 6-12. Sat., Aug. 11, 2-3:30 p.m. e • Captain Underpants Party - Are you a fan of George t and Harold’s? Then it’s time for some ultimate undergarment fun. Make crafts, play games, and do battle. Entering grades 2-5. Sat., August 11, 11 a.m. - noon.

• Lip Sync Battle - Step onto the stage and perform in front of your peers a song of your choice. If you only want to watch, but not perform, please note that in your registration. Entering grades 6-12. Sat., Aug. 11, 2-3:30 p.m. • World Rhythmz Family Dance Party - Dance to the latest music with a variety of dance styles from around the world. Entering grades 3-adult. Mon., Aug., 13, 7-8 p.m. • Storytime: Toddler Time - Introduce the pleasure of books to your child through stories, songs, and a simple activity. Ages 18-36 months. Tues., Aug. 14, 9:30-10:15 a.m. • Storytime: Rhyme Time - Build brain power with 20 minutes of nursery rhyme fun. Ages birth - 18 months. Tues., Aug. 14, 10:30-10:50 a.m. • Craftacular: Painting Craft - Get your craft on at the Library. We provide the supplies, you supply the creativity. Entering grades 3-6. Tues., Aug. 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m. • HHS Summer Reading Book Club - Meet us weekly in the teen area to discuss that week’s chapters with your peers. Entering grades 9-12. Tues., Aug. 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Savvy Spender: Make the Most Out of Your Money -  Have a snack and learn how to budget, not be fooled by marketing tactics, shop online safely, and the pros and cons of different forms of payment. Entering grades 9-12. Tues., Aug. 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Art Adventures: Starry Night - Get those creative juices flowing and take your own masterpiece home. Ages 4-6. Thurs., Aug. 16, 10-10:45 a.m. • Family Storytime: Stories at Castle Park - Storytime with Miss Jessica at Hillsborough’s Castle Park playground, located next to the Hillsborough Municipal Building. Families with children. Fri., Aug. 17, 10-10:45 a.m. • Tail Waggin’ Tutors - Each registered child will get 10 minutes reading to a specially trained dog. Entering grades K-4. Fri., Aug. 17, 3:45-4:45 p.m. • Libraries Rock! A Summer Celebration -  Let’s celebrate summer with pizza and music themed crafts and games. Entering grades 6-12. Fri., Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m. • Toddler/Preschool Storytime: Story and Songs - An interactive program that fosters early literacy skills through books, songs, and activities. Ages 18-60 months. Sat., Aug. 18, 10-10:30 a.m. Volunteer Opportunities Interested in being a teen volunteer at SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch? Email hil.teens.scls@gmail. com for an application and additional information. Grades 7-12. Writing Center Get help with informational and creative writing assignments, proofreading, grammar, spelling, college essay peer review, and midterms/finals writing assignments. The writing center is available to students in grades 3-12. Drop-in only, no registration needed.  Tuesdays - Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Library resources Reading Buddy -  Your child will increase their love of reading while reading aloud with a reading buddy vol-

unteer. Entering grades K-4. Monday-Thursday, through Aug. 16, 10 a.m. - noon and 4-6 p.m. Book A Librarian - Get personalized help with the online catalog, databases, research questions, storytime plans, locating materials, library apps and readers’ advisory. Parents, children and teens can request an appointment at the Youth Services desk by filling out a simple form. All ages. Bag of Books to Go - You can request, at the Children’s Desk, a bag filled with books related to a theme. Book Discussion Kits - Do you belong to a book discussion group or would you like to start one? Are you looking for a good book to share and have copies for everyone in your group? Our book discussion kits contain ten books that can be checked out for six weeks.

Letters Continued from Page 4A our elections to this November. We know that other states have successfully transitioned to paper ballots with optical scanners in two months’ time without incident. With courageous leadership, New Jersey could achieve this as well. Please urge Governor Murphy to keep his promise and protect our upcoming elections. Decertify all paperless DREs in this state immediately, and require paper ballot voting systems in time for the November elections. Stephanie Harris Chair of Voting Integrity Task Force Coalition for Peace Action Legal Notices

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At our Sept. 6  meeting, we will have Ella Furlong from Avalon present “What Happens When You Get to the Hospital.” Trips & Programs Sun., May 19-26, 2019 - We have a special offer for a cruise to beautiful Bermuda from New York on the Norwegian Escape. Open to members and non-members. Participants of the seven-day cruise will travel from New York on The Norwegian Escape. Thurs. Aug 16 – Sight & Sound “Jesus.” Bus, admission, lunch at Miller’s Smorgasbord, Depart Lowes 9:45 a.m. Cost $129. Wed., Aug. 22 to Sat., Sept. 1 - Maritime Canada Coastal Wonders with all its rugged and pristine beauty. Halifax, Peggy’s Cove, Cape Breton, Cabot Trail, Prince Edward Island, “Anne of Green Gables,” Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy and Lunenburg. Trip is closed. Thurs. Sept. 20   –  Hunterdon Hills Playhouse “Run For Your Wife.” Served lunch, dessert buffet and a hilarious show. Cost $59. Bus departs  10:15 a.m.  Lowes parking lot. Drivers should arrive at HHP at 11:10 a.m. For information on any of our upcoming trips, call Diana Reinhardt at 908-3694362. News & Notes Book Club chat group will resume Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Senior Activity Room. All Hillsborough seniors age 60 and older are invited to join Chapter A. Younger spouses of seniors  also are eligible for membership. Dues are $5 a year and new members may join at any meeting. Call Dorrie Guarniero at 908-334-8091 with questions. General meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month unless otherwise announced. Executive Board meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month, unless otherwise noted. On meeting days, doors open at 11:30 a.m., allowing time to review upcoming events and make reservations. Refreshments are available when doors open and after the meeting. Help our Food Bank by bringing an item to each meeting. The suggestion box is available at each meeting. Visit us at — Gene Reinhardt Publicity Chairperson


Check out Hillsborough’s Senior Club Chapter B’s website for the latest up-tothe-minute information at hsccb.webs. com. Contact Ralph Fariello with additional items at the next club meeting. The next monthly meeting will be held in September. The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. for members to buy tickets for future trips and other events. You can bring a bag lunch if you want. Coffee and tea will be provided. Tickets for all special events will only be sold at monthly meetings before the event. They include the following: spring luncheon, June celebration, June anniversary (every five years), fall luncheon and holiday party. The next bingo will be held Aug. 16. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3 for one double card, $5 for two; this includes lunch with two hot dogs, chips, a drink, and a dessert, along with prizes and surprises. If you have a new email address or want to be added to Club B’s email list, see Ralph Fariello at the next meeting. Activities and Trips Hunterdon Hills Playhouse - Aug. 15 Long Island - 4 days/3 nights - Sept. 4-7 Octoberfest: Krucker’s Picnic Grove, Pomona, NY - Oct. 24 If you want to bring a friend on any overnight trip, they do not have to be a club member. If any trips are sold out, you may call to add your name to a waiting list. On all trips, you should bring photo ID and health insurance card(s). Community Events Keep in mind the township’s Mr. Fix-It program, run by the Social Services Department. Minor home repairs can be arranged on Wednesdays between 8 and 11 a.m. for Hillsborough seniors 60 and older. Call 908-369-3880 for details. Free exercise classes for all ability levels are available to all Hillsborough seniors in the municipal building Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for 45 minutes — right where we hold our meetings. Certified instructors lead classes. Free transportation is available. Call 908-369-3880 for details. — Chickie Haines Call 908-874-3231


In the Senior Activity Room, shuffleboard, pool table, darts and ping pong are

available for all Hillsborough seniors to use in the first and largest area. Cards and games are played in the middle area. Computers are in the third area for your use and enjoyment. Monday: Knitting, crocheting and needlepoint from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday: Bridge, pinochle and other card games Wednesday: Mah jongg from noon to 4 p.m. Canasta from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday: Bridge from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday: Mah jongg from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You do not need to be a club member to join any games. You just need to be a senior and live in Hillsborough.


The senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services have announced the program schedule for the Somerset County Senior Wellness Center at Hillsborough, located at 339 S. Branch Road. All Somerset County-operated senior centers offer a nutritionally balanced lunch, Monday through Friday, for a suggested donation of $2.50 for anyone age 60 and older. Menu choices include a hot meat-based or meatless entrée and a cold meat-based or meatless boxed lunch. Please make reservations before 10 a.m., at least one business day in advance. If you drive or have your own ride, you can attend any of the centers. To stay up to date with Somerset County events and information, sign up for free email alerts at Adults age 60 and older are invited to visit the county-operated Hillsborough Senior Center at 339 South Branch Road. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. All programs begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Janet Timari, the manager, at 908-369-8700. Fit & Flex with Rose every Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. This free weekly exercise program changes frequently and is suitable for all. Included are stretches, strength training, laugh yoga, breathing exercises and more.

From 12:45-2:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, the Healthy Bones Exercise Class, a peer-led, 24-week exercise and education program, will be held for individuals at risk or who have osteoporosis. Exercises focus on balance, strength, flexibility and posture. Advanced registration is required, as well as a doctor’s note, prior to the first class and then once every year. For a new participant, the price is $45, which will include ankle weights, a participant manual and the class fee. If ankle weights are not needed, the price is $15. T’ai Chi Chih with Janet O will run weekly at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. T’ai Chi Chih is a series of 19 gentle, fluid movements, and one pose that activate, circulate and balance the intrinsic energy of the body known as chi.  The practice can be performed while standing or sitting and by individuals of any age, ability or condition. $25 for the 10-week program. Session starts on Aug. 8. Call (908) 369-8700 for more information. Horseshoe Pit  – Available Monday – Friday (Weather permitting) Bocce Court and Horseshoe Pit  – Available Monday – Friday (Weather permitting) Global Kaleidoscope  – Sangeeta Kishore, world traveler and High School student. Aug. 13-17. This month, as part of Sangeeta’s Girl Scout Gold Award, she will take participants to three countries without ever leaving the center. The three-day program will teach participants about the lifestyle, culture and the  history of Italy, Mexico and India. The interactive program will include lessons on dances from these countries, an interactive create and take, and unique art displays. Under the Sea Art Exploration with Ariella, Aug. 8, 10, 20, 29 – Ariella, an art student who also is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award, will visit the center four times to teach demonstrate and create one-of-a-kind art projects. All supplies, including detailed instructions, are included in this educational program series. All program participants will create a one-of-akind art piece to keep. This is a month-long group project for the center. Enjoy lunch for a suggested donation of $1.50 or more. (Price for guests under 60 is $5.35). Call 908-369-8700 before 10:30 a.m. the day before to make a lunch reservation.

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‘At The End Of The Day’ takes home two awards Kevin O’Brien’s film premieres at the New Hope Film Festival

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‘At The End Of The Day’ takes home two awards. Filmmaker Kevin O’Brien talks about his film, “At the End of the Day,” which won two awards at the New Hope Film Festival












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by Ken Downey Jr.

NJ native has film premiere at the Indie Street Film Festival T he movie “Weight,” which premiered at the Indie Street Film Festival in Red Bank on July 27, was written, directed and produced by Rob Margolies, a New Jersey native from Rumson. “Weight” is about an overweight Brooklyn, N.Y., man who struggles to lose weight when the girl of his dreams tells him she will give him a shot if he gets healthy. Inspired by his friend’s determination to lose weight, Margolies came up with the idea for this film. “I have a friend who is over 300 pounds and only 5-feet, 10 inches tall, and he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes,” he said. “His doctor told him he was going to die if he didn’t lose weight. In his depression state, he said he was making it his goal to lose 100 pounds in a year. I was like, ‘that’s a really good idea for a movie.’ I thought it would be really cool to track him lose the weight and it would be a really cool idea for a movie.” Margolies’ friend, who is an actor himself, had the script for “Weight” written for him to play the part, but after feeling it was too much pressure, Margolies had to revise the script. “I started writing it and I really liked what I was writing,” he said. “I finished it and it got really good feedback and I was able to find some funding for it and it gave me a lot of momentum to keep going.

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Writer-director Rob Margolies’ “Weight,” which he also produced, debuted at the Indie Street Film Festival last month. Margolies is a Rumson native.

Then, one month before we started filming the movie, my friend came to me and told me he thought it was too much pressure for making the movie. That was a major roadblock, because I had to rewrite the script for a different actor, who wasn’t going to lose the weight.” Zackery Byrd, who plays the leading role of Ben, made his feature film debut See WEIGHT, Page 6B

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by Ken Downey Jr.

O’Brien speaks about new film, ‘At The End Of The Day’ F

ilmmaker Kevin O’Brien took home two awards at the end of the New Hope Film Festival on Sunday, July 29, for his film, At The End of the Day. Holding his awards high, O’Brien was pleased to secure the LGBTQ Spirit Award as well as the Audience Choice for Best Narrative Feature Award. At The End of the Day, which was written, directed and produced by O’Brien, debuted at the New Hope Film Festival at the New Hope Arts Center in Pennsylvania on the night of July 26. The film is, “a dramatic comedy about a conservative Christian professor who experiences a profound change when he goes undercover and infiltrates a gay support group to thwart their plans to open a LGBTQ youth shelter in their small town.” O’Brien who has made a few shorts before, had never taken on the task of actually making a full feature-length film. “This was a constant, daily hustle and just the determination to learn,” O’Brien said. “I was researching and reading about the history of the LGBTQ community and faith, through conflict and how we got to the where we are and different beliefs and the understanding of scriptures. This was while I was learning how to even write a screen play and how to produce that and get finances and all of that. It was a constant obsession.” O’Brien, who shared the producer role with his wife, Teresa, owes a lot of the success the film had both on and off the screen. “The first two and a half years, it was her putting up with and supporting my obsession,” he said. “Once we got into filming and production, she was on set pretty much every day, she was producing with me. She was doing all of this at the same time as making sure our family still worked, making sure we all had

‘It was just something that made me feel like I had an obligation to do something, to bring some change.’ Kevin O’Brien

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Filmmaker, Kevin O’Brien holding up both of his awards from the New Hope Film Festival.

clean laundry and all of that, so she was a huge proponent of everything.” The film, which was set and filmed in the O’Brien’s small town of Lakeland, Florida, was being made when the shooting of the LGBTQ nightclub, The Pulse, occurred in Orlando. This was the deadliest incident of violence against the LGBTQ community in American history. “This is more of an issue there [Flor-

ida] than other parts of the country,” he said. “We were already working on the film when that had happened and being so close to that really hit close to home. It was a very unfortunate thing that really hit close to us.” Growing up in Florida, O’Brien was raised in a conservative, evangelical Christian household. He was always taught, ‘Love the sinner, hate the sin.’

“I grew up being taught, that was the loving approach,” he said. “There’s this truth, we have, this exclusive truth, the one truth to the world and the loving thing is to share that truth with some people. Growing up as a white, straight guy, I had all of the privileges. It wasn’t until my late twenties, early thirties, my eyes were starting to open to how damaging how much of this is to so many people. It was just something that made me feel like I had an obligation to do something, to bring some change.” When Kevin and his wife, Teresa started to extend their family through adoption, which they did on two separate occasions, their eyes started to open when they realized that what they were taught might not have always been the right mindset. “It was just about a lot of the stuff on how the way the world really works, a lot of misconceptions we had on people and groups and family’s histories,” he said. “So, we kept our curiosity and started asking what else don’t we know? What else are we wrong about? Ultimately, it was about the relationships that we built, and people who we were taught that we couldn’t have a relationship with as well as have a relationship with God. But

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by Ken Downey Jr.

State Council on the Arts OKs $15.7M in grants


o support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state of New Jersey, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts bestowed over $15.7 million in grant funding. The grant funding was announced at the Arts Council’s 52nd annual meeting that was held at the New Jersey State


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Museum in Trenton on the evening of July 24. “The New Jersey State Council on the Arts continues to build on its unwavering commitment to award grants to the arts community and support the partnerships we have seen here today,” said Secretary of State, Tahesha Way. “The arts challenge us to be creative and learn new skills, all of which help keep the mind astute and boost confidence. We congratulate and remain extremely grateful to today’s award winners for their contribution and dedication to preserving a vital resource in their communities that directly improves the quality of life for everyone.” Funding for the Arts Council is provided by the Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee legislation, which was passed in 2003. It established a steadfast revenue flow to support arts, history and tourism throughout the state. The Arts Council also receives annual grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Decisions to receive funding are made from an evident, merit-based and arduous process that assures access and equity. Grant applications are evaluated by independent peer panels to eradicate the chance for any conflicts of interests.

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“Every year my colleagues and I marvel at what we discover about New Jersey’s arts industry, and I am very proud of the work we do,” said Council Chair Elizabeth Mattson. “In every corner of our state, you can find a thriving and tenacious creative community.” The Arts Council is coming off the previous year, where they had just as much success, where their grantees spent $275 million in New Jersey, employed around 25,000 workers and brought in around 7.5 million patrons who then spent around $232 million throughout the state. New Jersey artists and arts organizations produced a dollar of local economic activity for every three cents they received from the Arts Council. Forty-six of the organizations and projects that received the highest evaluations were recognized with Citations of Excellence. Thirty-four groups were chosen as Major Arts, Presenting or Service organizations in gratitude of their history of excellence, the breadth of their impact and their longstanding leadership. All information for this story was provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

people that we constantly met, were proving that wrong.” After watching a documentary about five or six families growing up throughout evangelical homes, O’Brien was inspired to create the film after seeing what had happened when one of the children come out as gay. “I knew that night, that was in April of 2014, I didn’t have the story, I just knew that that tension is where I wanted this movie to live.” Through O’Brien’s journey in making this film come to life, his belief system that was taught to him as a child began to shift into a separate motion. “I don’t know if it was the making of the movie or it was when I decided that this is what the movie was going to be about,” he said. “I know that I would not have put the time into the extensive research of the LGBTQ community if it hadn’t been for this film. My faith was shifting a lot before this and my understanding of what faith is and what scripture is was still shifting and mak-

ing this film certainly put that shift on the fast track. The movie specifically deals with a lot of evangelical church’s treatment and dealings with LGBTQ community, but it’s so much bigger than that. It’s about the way we treat everybody. It’s how we value other people’s stories and their lived experiences and the challenge of valuing that as much as our own.” O’Brien has one thing he wants viewers to get after watching his film. “Big picture, I want people to listen,” he said. “Especially people who are more privileged, white, straight guys- I want us to stop acting like we have the answers and ask some questions, then shut up and listen, then value that answer. Part of the problem, big picture, is that even if we ask questions, we set people up to ask questions to give our retort, instead of just asking and just listening.” At The End Of The Day, aired at the New Hope Film Festival in New Hope, Pa., and will soon be airing at other film festivals across the country.

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at the Bow Tie Cinemas in Red Bank during the festival. Margolies, who is a New Jersey native, was pleased to have his new film premiere at a place he knew well. “This is awesome,” Margolies said. “It’s like my hometown. I grew up going to that cinema in Red Bank and it’s just awesome that one of my movies is now showing there. I grew up going there all the time to see indie films and Jason Mewes, who is one of the actors in the film, is from the Highlands and he has a store in Red Bank, so it’s extra special because of that, because it’s both of our hometown essentially.” Mewes, who is known as being a part of the team, “Jay and Silent Bob,” owns a comic book shop in Red Bank called Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. Mewes joined other well-known actors in the film, including Kathy Najimy, Randy Quaid and Peter Scolari. “I’ve been doing this for a long time and I have a lot of good relationships with different agents and managers, so that definitely helped,” he said. “I think a lot of the narrative in the script also helped, as well as it wasn’t just some first-time director. Obviously, they weren’t paid a lot, because the budget of the movie was well under $100,000, but they did it because it was a labor of love and it was fun for them.” Margolies is now working on several other projects and hopes to finish making four movies within the next six months. “I have four movies right now that I’m working on,” he said. “All of them are fully funded and we are basically just trying to lock in actors for them. I hope to make all four of them between now and the end of January. I’m just producing them.” Margolies is running a company on the side, Develop Your Movie (, where he assists serious writers who need help developing a script or finding the funding for a project, and helps them make their dream come alive. If you are passionate enough about your project, Margolies is there to help. “My company is always looking for new content and great writers,” he said. “I have five movies in postproduction other than ‘Weight’ right now. All five are from writers who came to me looking for someone to help them with story development or something. When I feel the script is right, I’m usually likely to get name actors to be in those movies. I’m really always about finding good writers who I believe in, who have a great story, and developing that with them.”

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STAGE Oklahoma!, Music Mountain Theatre, Route 1483 Route 179, Lambertville. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, the most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today.  Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the highspirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly and Laurey, play out their love story, Aug. 3-19. Performances: Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 3 & 8p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Tickets cost $22;; 609-397-3337. Blithe Spirit,  Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. Cocktails, British high wit, and a stylish ghost inhabit this delicious comedy that literally turns a pristine English country house inside out. An eccentric medium is asked to conduct a séance, only to conjure up the ghost of a past wife hellbent on causing mayhem, Aug. 15 through Sept. 2;; 973-408-5600. The Baltimore Waltz, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater on Princeton University’s campus. Paula Vogel’s play follows Anna and Carl through Europe on a film-noir-inspired trip, filled with mysterious detectives, devious doctors, and alluring men as they search for a cure for Anna’s disease, Aug. 9-19. Performances: Thurs.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m., 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. There also are 8 p.m. performances on select Wednesdays;; 732-997-0205. CHILDREN’S THEATRE The Jungle Book Kids, Music Mountain Theatre, Route 1483 Route 179, Lambertville. Banished by the tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his pantherfriend, Bagheera are on the run in the deepest part of the jungle, Aug. 10 - 18. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The July 28 performance will be ASL interpreted. $8; 

MUSIC JAZZ, CABARET, ROCK, FOLK, ETC. The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, Roxy and Duke’s Roadhouse, 745 Boundbrook Road, Dunellen. Bringing their seasoned blend of tasty rock, jazz, blues and progressive sounds the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra are touring the east coast,  Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m., www.roxyanddukes. com. Welch-Ledbetter Connection, The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main Street, Tuckerton. The Blues is in See THINGS TO DO, Page 8B



Lawrenceville- Tucked away on the far west of the Mercer Mall, directly behind, and next to, several typical American chain restaurants, lies the ultimate dining experience of the Far East. Liuyishou Hotpot has made its way to America with their first location. Think of it as the “boiling soup” version of Japanese Hibachi, except that you and your partners get to do all of the fun stuff ! Our server, Chris, sat us down and explained the menu and also the experience. First is the soup base- the “HotPot”. You and your party pick from 1, 2, or 3 soup bases in which to cook your food. The soup pot will cook on your special tabletop, turned on and controlled by your server. Upon his recommendation, we decided to try 2 flavors. We chose a signature spicy soup, and a non-spicy tomato soup base.

The cornerstone of the spicy soups (we had the mild and it was plenty hot) is the Szechuan pepper. The pepper has the ability to numb the mouth if you bit into it raw. It has powerful heat but also a distinct flavor. They put a small amount to enhance some of the other soups, but it is the liberal amount in the spicy soup bases that sets it apart. The table was turned on and the soup started to boil! For our appetizers, we ordered the House Special Shrimp Paste, and the Kung-Fu Potato Slices. The paste came out in a long bamboo tube that our server pushed out onto a plate. From there you form them into little meatballs, like you would Swedish meatballs, and boil. Both the potato slices, and the shrimp meatballs tasted great in any of the soups, and took about 5 minutes to cook. My partner tried a house specialty- the Clutinous Rice Cake. If you could stuff a funnel cake with rice, and added the aroma of a homemade French toast stick, you would have one of two results. (a. The clutinous Rice Cake, and b. Heaven.) Our entrees consisted of a plate of raw Angus Beef, sliced thin as well as a plate of thinly sliced chicken, ready to boil. Chris recommended a side of vegetable fried rice. And we were happy that he had because there must be an ingredient that we are not used to in the states. This was simply the best tasting fried rice that either of us had ever tasted. Before cooking our entrees, we went over to the make your own sauce bar, featuring everything from garlic, peanut, and sesame oils, to classic spices such as cilantro, chili powder to oyster sauce and bean curd. We made what Chris recommended which was the “Original” recipe. (I’ll let Liuyishou tell you the recipe though). The combination of the beef and the Szechuan pepper soup, then dipped into the sauce was a match made in heaven. It’s the perfect battle of great flavor and just enough spice. And the battle ends in a draw. The chicken cooked in under a minute. I was skeptical on the time suggestion, but it was spot on. We used the tomato soup, and it was very tender. Iced Jelly was the dessert of choice. This was a totally new experience. It has an interesting texture. If you can imagine something not a thick as jelly but not as thin as water, consisting of plum, hawthorn, peanut, sesame seed, and dried prunes. It’s cool and sweet and the perfect compliment to cool the mouth after this dining experience. If you would like to try something fun for a group of any size that sparks conversation, and opens up new a ton of new sensations to your pallet, Liuyishou Hotpot on Route 1 in Lawrenceville is the solution. ADVERTORIAL

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very good hands via this standout “connection”. A “Real Deal” guitarist joins forces with one of the most gifted vocalists to come along in years, in a game changing, soul grabbing, musical tour de force! Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m., $30,


Princeton Country Dancers, Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton. Weekly Wednesday Contra Dance, Wednesdays, 8-10:30 p.m (Instruction at 7:30 p.m.), $10 (no dance on July 4); Afternoon for experience dancers (admission costs $23); Evening dance (admission costs $17). Admission for both costs $27; Friday Night Folk Dancing, Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton St., Princeton. One-hour instruction most weeks, followed by request dancing. Fridays, 8-11 p.m. $5; 609-912-1272. M R Square Dance Club, Saint Luke’s (Episcopal) Church, 1620 Prospect St. Ewing. Weekly progres-

sive dances. No prior experience is needed. Please be prompt. Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation;; 609-844-1140.

GALLERIES The Gourgaud Gallery, 23A N. Main St, Cranbury. “Celebration,” by Creative Collective Group. The following Creative Collective members will be displaying artworks at the gallery: John Brecko, Lynn Cheng Varga, Stephen Cohen, Connie Cruser, Linda Gilbert, Seema Bhattacharjee, Lee Leonard, Robert Lowe, Frances Melvin, Lonnie Merrill, Annette Newmark, Bill Plank, Helene Plank, Elaine Rosenberg, Laurie Schwartzer, Margaret Simpson, Stephanie Sprague, Evi Sutkowski.  Free and open to the public,  Aug. 5 - 24. Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am-4 pm. Sundays, 1-3 pm. Michael Short: Intentional Drift, Nilson Gallery at Monmouth Museum, 765 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft. Began with the forging of materials gathered from hikes and, exploring local beaches, many recovered in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. “The ocean is an undeniable force that never ceases to inspire and humble

me. It comes down to finding, collecting, salvaging and re-imagining materials cast adrift, Aug. 17 - Sept. 16. Short will hold a ‘Gallery Talk’ on Sept. 12 from 7 - 8 p.m. Lakefront Gallery, 1 Hamilton Place, Hamilton. “Mel and Leon,” paintings by Mel Leipzig & Leon Rainbow. Free and open to the public, the exhibit titled Mel & Leon is sponsored by the Princeton Photography Club, through Sept. 5. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

ART SUBMISSIONS Franklin Day Festival - ArtWalk. Franklin Township is accepting free submissions for ArtWalk. The 2018 theme is Celebrate New Jersey. Submit your twodimensional art for display and sale in this juried exhibit. Accepted art will be on view at the Franklin Day Festival, Sept. 22, held in Colonial Park, 156 Mettlers Road, Somerset. Submissions must be received by Aug. 4. The notification of acceptance will be mailed by Aug. 11. Submission forms and guidelines can be found at f/ArtWalkCall4Art.


Princeton University Art Museum, on the campus of Princeton University, Princeton. “Frank Stella Unbound: Literature and Printmaking,” Between 1984 and 1999, the American artist Frank Stella executed four ambitious print series, each of which was named after a literary work that had a distinctive narrative structure: the Passover song Had Gadya, a compilation of Italian folktales, the epic novel Moby-Dick, and the illustrated encyclopedia Dictionary of Imaginary Places. Through these four bodies of work, Stella evolved printmaking projects of unprecedented scale and complexity that both transformed the artist’s visual language, through Sept. 23; Hours: Tues.-Wed., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Admission is free;; 609-258-3788.


Stress Factory, 90 Church St., New Brunswick. Jimmy Shubert, Aug. 10, 7:30 & 9:45, Aug. 12, 7:30, $20, Tracy Morgan, Aug. 11, 7:30, $40. Lil Duval, Aug. 17 & 18, 7:30 & 9:45, Aug. 19, 7:30, $25,; 732545-4242. Princeton Catch a Rising Star, 102 Carnegie Center, West Windsor. Bobby Collins, Aug. 10, 8 p.m., $26.67, Peter Sasso, Aug. 18, 8 p.m., $23.46;; 609-987-8018.

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JUST GO SPECIAL EVENTS Somerset Patriots vs. Revolution Aug. 17 and 18 at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 19 at 5:05 p.m. vs. Skeeters Aug. 21, 22 and 23 at 7:05 p.m. TD Bank Ballpark 1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater 908-252-0700; Trenton Thunder vs. New Hampshire Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 and 19 at 5 p.m. vs. Hartford Aug. 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. Arm & Hammer Park One Thunder Road, Trenton 609-394-3300; Lakewood BlueClaws vs. Rome Aug. 15, 16 and 17 at 7:05 p.m. vs. Lexington Aug. 18, 20 and 21 at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 19 at 1:05 p.m. FirstEnergy Park 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood 732-901-7000;

The Raritan Poets a reading group and workshop since 1994 the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. The East Brunswick Library 1 Civic Center Drive, East Brunswick all ages are welcome; stop by to listen or bring a poem free Thursday Nights at the Museum through Thursday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. Museum is open from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Finding Your Roots Come and explore the Museum’s genealogy resources to create your family tree A workshop presented by Marc Diament The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County 310 Mounts Corner Drive, Freehold Township Admission to each program: $3 members, $5 nonmembers, students free 732-252-6990; City of South Amboy Cruise Nights fun, music, prizes, 50/50’s Friday, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. all parking on Broadway WWE Presents NXT Live! Friday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. Convention Hall 1300 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park

admission: $25-$75 732-897-6500; Annual peach festival and White Elephant sale hosted by The Holy Trinity Altar Rosary Society Aug. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. The church parish center, 100 Main St., Helmetta Music will be provided by Hap Ortutay Admission: $6 for adults or $3 for children age 10 and under Bugs, Birds and Beyond Bee Wise About Wildlife: A Free Festival for children of all ages Saturday, Aug. 18, noon-4 p.m.; rain or shine featuring Penguins on Parade, presented by Jenkinson’s Aquarium Rappin’ with Raptors, presented by The Tenafly Nature Center Educational displays, activities, crafts and games, live butterflies, snakes, turtles, rabbits, insects, bees and more Animal scat and track identification Composting and worm composting demos Gardening Q &A with Rutgers Master Gardeners Guided tours of 2 gardens Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agriculture Building, 4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold all children must be accompanied by an adult Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County: 732303-7614

Latin Fiesta: Tu Sello Latino Fest Saturday, Aug. 19 Celebrate the flavors, sights and sounds of the Latin world with authentic food, music, dancing and more Monmouth Park 175 Oceanport Ave, Oceanport 732-222-5100; Edison Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd Annual Food Wine and Beer Festival Aug. 18, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Papaianni Park, 100 Municipal Blvd., Edison 732-738-9482; 23rd Rolling Iron Antique Auto Show antique cars, including family cars, firetrucks, motorcycles, and more Sunday, Aug. 19, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The Historic Village at Allaire 4263 Atlantic Ave., Wall Township Pre-registration is recommended at $18; day of registration is $20 free admission; $5/car parking fee 732-919-3500, ext. 14;    3rd Annual Caribbean Festival Caribbean cuisine, music and dance performances including reggae, soca and calypso Aug. 25, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Elmer B. Boyd Park, Rt. 18, New Brunswick


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MOVIE TIMES Movie and times for the week of Aug. 10 - 16. Schedules are subject to change. HILLSBOROUGH CINEMAS (908-874-8181): Disney’s Christopher Robin (PG) Fri.-Thurs. 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00. The Darkest Minds (PG13) Fri.-Thurs. 7:15, 9:45.  Dog Days (PG) Fri.-Thurs. 1:45, 4:25, 7:05, 9:45.  Mission: Impossible- Fallout (PG13) (Luxury Seating)  Fri.-Thurs. 12:40, 3:50, 7:00, 10:10. Mission: Impossible- Fallout (PG13)  Fri.-Thurs. 12:00, 3:15, 6:30, 9:45.  Teen Titans

Go! To The Movies (PG) Fri.-Thurs. 12:15, 2:35, 4:55. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (PG13) (Luxury Seating) Fri.-Thurs. 1:35, 4:20, 7:05, 9:50. The Meg  (PG13) Fri.-Thurs. 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40.  Slender Man (PG13) (Luxury Seating)  Fri.-Thurs. 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35.  The Equalizer 2 (PG13)   Fri.-Thurs. 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 10:00.  The Spy Who Dumped Me (R) (Luxury Seating) Fri.-Thurs. 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45. MONTGOMERY CINEMAS (609-924-7444): Leave No Trace

(PG) Fri.-Thurs. 2:00, 4:35, 7:10, 9:45. Eighth Grade (R) Fri.-Thurs. 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40. Three Identical Strangers (NR) Fri.-Thurs. 2:55, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55. RBG (PG) Fri.-Thurs. 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40.  Won’t You Be My  Neighbor (NR)  Fri.-Thurs. 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25.  BlacKKKlansman (R) Fri.-Thurs. 1:45, 4:40, 7:35, 10:30. PRINCETON GARDEN THEATRE (609-279-1999): BlacKKKlansman (R) Fri. 4:00, 6:45, 9:15; Sat. 1:00, 4:00, 6:45, 9:25; Sun. 1:00, 4:00, 6:45; Mon.-Thurs. 2:00, 5:00,

8:00. Eighth Grade (R) Fri. 4:15, 7:05, 9:45; Sat. 1:15, 4:15, 7:05, 9:45; Sun. 4:15, 7:05; Mon.-Tue. 2:30, 5:30, 8:00; Wed.-Thurs. 2:00, 5:00. Art on Screen: I, Claude Monet (2016) Sun. (8/12) 12:30.  Hollywood Summer Nights: Camille (1936) (NR)  Wed. 7:30 Hollywood Summer Nights: Amadeus (1984) (R) Thurs. 7:30. National Theatre Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time- 3 hr. (1 INT) Sun. (8/19) 12:30. Tickets: General $18, Member $16. Movie Tickets: General $14, Member $12

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School brings hope with Parkinson’s dance program Princeton Ballet School (PBS) instructor, Rachel Stanislawczyk, describes aspects of her profession as being rooted in a “homemade” recipe with a particular connection to her grandfather. The ingredients include no sugar, but the finished product is sweet with a filling of hope. The product that Rachel references is Princeton Ballet School’s Dance for Parkinson’s Program, a new initiative taught and inspired by Rachel,who is a certified instructor of the Elemental Body Alignment System. “In Parkinson’s Disease, the brain neurons responsible for producing the neurotransmitter Dopamine, no longer work. However, dancing to live music is a homemade recipe for producing dopamine in the brain. I saw this happen with my own grandfather,” said the 22-year-old Rachel who just graduated magna cum laude with her BFA in dance and choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Two years ago right before she was about to return to school after summer break, she wanted to visit her grandfather “just one more time,” because he was suffering intensely from Parkinson’s disease, “and I was unsure as to how much longer he had to live. He had stopped speaking and was unable to hold up his head. I wheeled him into the living room, turned on classical music and started to move his limbs to the music with a technique I had learned in one of my classes. I worked from his ankles up to his neck and by the time I finished, he was holding up his head and actually speaking. My grandmother walked into the room and was astounded. Her jaw actually hung open. I could not save his life, but I was able to give him a

Princeton Ballet School (PBS) instructor Rachel Stanislawczyk is pictured teaching Princeton Ballet School‚ Dance for Parkinson Program, an new initiative inspired by Rachel and offered at PBS in August at the PBS studies at the Princeton Shopping Center. small gift of life at the end of his life. It was that experience that really sparked my interest in the power of dance for people with Parkinson’s disease.” Rachel obtained an internshipwith the Brooklyn-based Mark Morris Dance

Group that was responsible for starting in 2001 the nation’s first dance program for Parkinson’s, called Dance for PD. After her six months internship, the dance group hired her for a variety of administrative and training jobs and now she is a lead teacher

in the Dance for PD program. With a special fondness for the American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School where her passion for dance was fueled, Rachel, decided PBS ought to produce a Parkinson’s dance program. Several weeks ago Rachel, who started taking dance classes at PBS in 2003, made a Parkinson’s dance program proposal to the board and was honored and humbled when the board accepted her proposals. The classes are going on until the end of August and depending upon the response from the public, the classes may become a permanent part of the PBS class repertory. “American Repertory Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s program creates a warm sanctuary for movement exploration and a social atmosphere to support artistic venture. The classes  will have live musical accompaniment by one of ARB’s staff of professional musicians,” she said. “This inclusive program is open to all levels of ability, and although participants may experience therapeutic relief, this  class  is not considered therapy. It is solely a place where people come together to move, share and enjoy the elements of dance.” Rachel’s dance goals have come a long way from her childhood dance dreams of landing roles in the ARB’s spectacular Nutcracker production. “I have always been interested in the reason why we dance? To me, this reason is much larger than to put on a performance. There is a distinct therapeutic sensation I feel while moving to music, a quiet exchange of listening and responding. This is the exact magic that happens in a Dance for Parkinson’s class,” said Rachel, who never

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Loose Ends Continued from Page 11B stands still when it comes to going forward with her profession. In addition to all of her teaching responsibilities, she is pursuing a master’s degree in dance education at Rutgers University. The children of Princeton Ballet School’s Founder Audree Estey pointed out the special affinity PBS has for this new program. “As a dancer, a teacher and PBS founder, Audrée would have loved the inclusion of a program for people with  Parkinson’s disease, because she sought to provide opportunities for everyone to know the joy of movement and dance, no matter their limitations,” said her children, Larry and Carol Estey. “As someone who late in her life lived with Parkinson’s, our mother would have cherished the opportunity to be with

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others, moving to live music, embodying that joy again in a safe environment. Bravo to PBS for offering this program!” It sounds like a recipe that is rich in humanity – and bound to inspire the many young dancers now aspiring for roles in ARB’s Nutcracker, just as Rachel once did. Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, is proud to introduce its NEW Dance for Parkinson‘s classes for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers  at the Princeton Ballet School located at the Princeton Shopping Center above McCaffrey’s,  301 N. Harrison Street. Classes are from  12:00 pm - 1:15 pm.   For more information, email Rachel at, or call Lindsay Cahill at (732) 249-1254, ext. 19.


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erry O’Connell stars in WGN America’s lighthearted crime procedural Carter (airing Tuesday nights) as Harley Carter, a Hollywood star who retreats to his small Canadian hometown after a very public — and very humiliating — red carpet meltdown. Once there, Harley decides that his fictitious sleuthing skills qualify him to be a real-life detective, much to the amazed chagrin of his two childhood best friends: no-nonsense veteran police officer Sam Shaw (Chicago P.D.‘s Sydney Poitier Heartsong) and the dry-witted owner of a local coffee truck, Dave Leigh (Orphan Black standout Kristian Bruun). “This is about a guy who plays a cop on TV, who then helps the cops out using the skills he learned while working on TV cop dramas. It’s pretty inside the show,” O’Connell says. “It was almost like doing Waiting for Guffman for crime procedurals.” The residents of the sleepy town of Bishop have a hard time separating Harley from his wildly popular TV persona — a suave detective also named Harley Carter — and bombard him with requests to help investigate local crimes. “He left the town of Bishop for all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but he really intended on coming home,” says O’Connell. Harley sees his foray into crime-solving as an opportunity to help his friends and neigh-

bors, and solve the 25-year-old mystery of his mother’s disappearance. “It’s sort of our season-long storyline,” explains O’Connell. “And it really pays off.” O’Connell believes that the breezy police procedural is a nod to Law & Order-like crime dramas. “I don’t wanna say we make fun of the crime procedural genre,” says the actor, “but the show winks at the genre. And anyone who is a fan of crime shows — like I am — is really gonna enjoy it.” The actor also reveals that Carter is action-packed, and he loves finding himself in the middle of the flurry. “I’m getting up there in years, but I’m still pretty nimble. I can handle it,” O’Connell laughs. “I can’t believe I’m saying this. I’m not like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 8, but I do a lot of my own stunts.” In addition to starring on Carter, the actor was recently named as the host of Bravo’s new nighttime talk show. The upcoming fall series — which doesn’t have an official premiere date and will be executive produced by Andy Cohen — was originally set to be called Real Men Watch Bravo, but the series title has been changed to the more inclusive-sounding, Bravo’s Play by Play.

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Dr. Najeeb Riaz, M.D.

Focusing on eating disorders in boys Eating disorders are often characterized as conditions affecting young girls and women, but statistics show these conditions also impact a significant number of boys and men. However, due to stigma and cultural biases associated with eating disorders, boys are often less likely to seek treatment. The Princeton Center for Eating Disorders at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Centertreats people of all genders, from age 8 to adults, for the physical, psychological and nutritional aspects of their condition. Overcoming Misconceptions As the National Eating Disorders Association notes, eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa will affect at least 10 million males in the United States at some point in their lives. While the signs and symptoms of eating disorders are similar for boys and girls, boys face an added hurdle to diagnosis and treatment – overcoming the misconception that their condition is a girls’ disorder. Like girls with eating disorders, boys may also have a distorted sense of body image. While some boys might focus on losing weight, others are determined to bulk up, which can lead to steroid use and reliance on protein shakes

and other supplements to enhance muscle development. Risk Factors Risk factors for eating disorders in boys include a range of biological, psychological and sociocultural issues. Chronic body dissatisfaction, exposure to trauma, depression and anxiety can all contribute to the development of an eating disorder. No age group is immune from developing an eating disorder, but boys age 10 to 14 are most at risk as they go through growth spurts and sexual development. Psychological injuries, including injuries caused by physical or sexual abuse, may also trigger attempts to delay or stop a growth spurt by reducing food intake. Additionally, society’s preoccupation with body image and appearance can play a role in eating disorders. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, one-quarter of teenage boys are dissatisfied with their bodies. Other risk factors include: • Family history of eating disorders. • Low self-esteem. • Substance abuse. • Personality traits such as perfectionism. • History of excessive dieting, frequently skipped meals, or compulsive exercise. Further, high school ath-

Dr. Najeeb Riaz, M.D. letes, including wrestlers, dancers and gymnasts, as well as models, are also at greater risk for developing an eating disorder. Signs of Eating Disorders No matter their gender, people with eating disorders are often unusually concerned with weight loss, dieting and control of food. They may also: • Make frequent trips to the bathroom around mealtimes. • Cut their food into tiny pieces and rearrange it on their plate. • Hide their body with baggy clothes. • Seem concerned about eating in public. • Withdraw from friends and activities. And while the outward signs of an eating disorder may be obvious, malnutrition associated with an eating disorder can have serious hidden health complications, including:

• Low blood pressure, heart rate and breathing rate. • Poor growth in height and weight. • Interrupted sexual development. • Heart problems that can lead to abnormal heart rhythms. • Brittle bones and risk of fracture. • Dehydration and abnormal electrolytes. • Constipation and other digestive problems. Moreover, boys usually experience low levels of testosterone and vitamin D, putting them at greater risk for osteopenia and osteoporosis. The risk of death for males with eating disorders is higher than it is for females, according to the National Eating Disorders Association, partly because they are often diagnosed later due to the misconception that males don’t have eating disorders. Early Intervention and Treatment Early intervention is key to treating eating disorders and preventing longterm complications. Treatment at the Princeton Center for Eating Disorders includes a comprehensive medical assessment, nutritional counseling, medical monitoring, and individual and family therapy. Individuals learn everyday skills with activities such as family-style meals that teach healthy eating habits.

The treatment team includes board certified psychiatrists, registered nurses, licensed psychotherapists, registered dietitians, mental health associates, board certified physicians and certified teachers to provide private tutoring for school-age patients. For more information about the Princeton Cen-

ter for Eating Disorders call 888.437.1610 or visit Najeeb Riaz, M.D., is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and is medical director of the Princeton Center for Eating Disorders at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center.

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. Where did you grow up? A. My home town is Lawrenceville, New Jersey. I attended the Lawrence School system K-10, studying my last two years and graduating from the Hun School of Princeton. The Buxton side of my family came to Lawrenceville in the late-1800’s and operated a dairy farm on LawrencevillePennington Road. The dairy branched to Buxton’s Country Shops a chain of 32 restaurants, known for the best ice cream in the area. The Coleman (mother) side of my family came to Mercer County in the mid/late-1600’s, they came to America with Henry Hudson. My grandfather’s farm was on Quakerbridge Road across from the Mall.


. What do you like most about living in this area? A. I find Mercer and Bucks counties to be amazing areas to introduce buyers to. Our towns have small town, historic charm and original farmlands. We are an hour from NYC by train and 45 minutes to Philadelphia by car. You can reach the Jersey shore in less than an hour and be in the Poconos in less than two. We have some of the best public and private schools in the state and country. Our communities get together and celebrate events and our residents look out for one another. I have always enjoyed living here and raising my two sons here.


. What did you do before Real Estate? A. My restaurant career began with dipping ice cream at Buxton’s at 16. After graduating from Rollins College, I worked as a General Manager for Rusty Scupper & JB Winberie in Atlanta

and north Jersey. I finished my hospitality career in 2000 as Asst. General Manager responsible for the operation of 25 food and beverage establishments in Terminal C at Newark Airport.


. How long have you worked in Real Estate? A. 18 years. I moved back to Lawrenceville in 2000 with my husband John and year old son Thomas. We purchased a family home. While on maternity leave that year for our second son Justin, I went to school for my real estate license and started a new career. A decision I have embraced and have truly enjoyed. The last nine years of my real estate career have been with Keller Williams.


April 18, 2015 – attended Lawrenceville Fire Company 100th anniversary gala with my father, Gordon Buxton and brother Darren Buxton. My dad was honored as a former chief and his 70+ years of service and membership


. What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? A. Family time is very important. We enjoy travelling – skiing in the Berkshires in the winter and beaches or cruises in the summer. I am also very involved in community organizations and events which support my family and town – on the board of Lawrence Twp. Education Foundation, kitchen coordinator for LOGOS program at the Presbyterian Church, scholarship committee for the Woman’s Club of Lawrenceville and former board member for Lawrenceville Main Street. I look forward to the challenges, fun and new experiences each season and new year. 2018 Buxton Monsport Real Estate Team – Mark Cutaneo, Dawn Buxton Monsport & John Monsport

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Magnificent opportunity in Lawrenceville Point Active Adult Community. This property has all the bells & whistles! Premium location at the back by the woods & walking path, nestled on the inside so the fenced patio is off the street with landscaped & tree views. Facing east to get lots of morning sun and early afternoon sun. Finished bedroom suite on the second floor with full bath & closet.

Rare opportunity to own a three bedroom townhome nestled on a premium cul-de-sac lot which backs to Village Park in the desired Lawrenceville Society Hill neighborhood! This location provides relaxing wooded & landscaped views. Beautifully updated kitchen. Light & bright home which is ready for the next owner. Society Hill offers clubhouse, pool & tennis courts. Walking distance to the village of Lawrenceville with bakery, restaurants, shops, schools & services.

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Local BHHS Fox & Roach REALTOR, Maria Taylor, Co-Lists/Sells Fashion Farm Maria Taylor, a Sales Associate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, REALTORS® New Hope Sales Office, recently co-listed and sold the distinguished and distinctive estates that are part of the renowned Fashion Farm, which included three premier Bucks County properties covering almost 400 acres. Maria Taylor is an Equestrian Property Specialist with an expertise in Bucks County land and properties. The three estates, all in Solebury Township, are, once again, under one ownership. The first one, on Pineville Road, now known as Elk Creek Farms, was bought in 2015. The two remaining properties were purchased in May 2018 for $11 million and are located at 3220 Windy Bush Road and at 625 Street Road. These properties were horse breed- tains. Two properties have been converted to cattle farms ing farms with four homes, barns and stables, historic out- raising Black Angus. The original Fashion Farm is still in buildings, picturesque ponds and rolling pastures in the operation on Street Road, as a horse-breeding farm. serene countryside with panoramic views of the mounBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, RE-

ALTORS® is a part of HomeServices of America, the nation’s second largest provider of total home services. The company has more than 4,500 Sales Associates in over 65 sales offices across the Tri-State area. Through its affiliate, the Trident Group, the company provides one-stop shopping and facilitated services to its clients including mortgage financing, and title, property and casualty insurance. BHHS Fox & Roach is the #1 broker in the nationwide BHHS network of 1400 broker affiliates. Our companysponsored charitable foundation, Fox & Roach Charities, is committed to addressing the needs of children and families in stressful life circumstances and has contributed over $6 million to more than 250 local organizations since its inception in 1995. Visit our Website at www.foxroach. com.

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277 MAPLE AVE. $1, 599,000 • Beautiful Victorian on ½ acre w/lovely gardens in desirable area • Gourmet Kitchen w/fine Amenities, outstanding Sun Room, 10’ Ceilings & Hardwood floors throughout • 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 radiant heated Baths, elegant Living & Dining Rooms with fireplaces • Home completely redone! Barn & Lovely Gardens


168 E. OAKLAND AVE. $879,900 • New Construction Opportunity in the Heart of Town! • Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath Home • Full Basement, Full Kitchen, CA, Gas Heat, One Fireplace • Walk to Dining, Shopping, Entertainment, Museums, Parks, Courthouse and Train to Philadelphia



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EAST WINDSOR End Unit “B” model is waiting for its new owner. This home has been lovingly maintained by its current owner. (Web ID 1001980586) $254,500 BRANCHBURG $625,000 Impeccably maintained 4BR, 2.1BA Colonial sitting on over 3 luscious acres. Numerous upgrades plus great location! (Web ID 3483140)

McKenzie Loughlin & William Mazzucca 908-874-8100 Hillsborough Office

CRANBURY $1,099,000 Elegant custom-built Colonial by Kaiser Home Builders. Built in 2007, open floor plan home is in the heart of Cranbury. (Web ID 1900424)

Mary Saba 609-921-1900 Princeton Office

Allen Rudner 609-448-1400 East Windsor Office

FRANKLIN TWP. Natural light floods this 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA townhome with a garage. HWD floors in LR & DR. Patio door leads to large deck. (Web ID 3490793) $314,900 OPEN SUNDAY 12-3 PM FRANKLIN TWP. $352,500 Spacious end-unit Bayberry with sitting room. All you need to do is pack & move into this pristine home. (Web ID 3491565) Dir: 3101 Enclave Circle

EAST WINDSOR $334,999 Come see this 3 bedroom and 2 full bath split-level home in the very desirable Brooktree section of East Windsor. (Web ID 1002042456)

Michael Jarvis 609-448-1400 East Windsor Office

HOPEWELL TWP. $399,000 Great opportunity in Princeton Farms, Hopewell Twp. Corner Lot w/4 beds, 2.5 baths & potential to be your dream home (Web ID 1002037118)

Sandy Loarca 609-921-1900 Princeton Office

PENNINGTON $607,999 You will instantly fall in love with this spacious 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath Colonial located at the end of a wooded cul-de-sac. (Web ID 1004479749)

Joseph Baylis 609-448-1400 East Windsor Office

PRINCETON $357,500 2 BR & 1.5 BA Townhome, fresh paint & new Pergo flooring, full kitchen, fireplace, 2-car parking, near downtown Princeton. (Web ID 1001855258)

Rana Bernhard 908-874-8100 Hillsborough Office

MONROE TWP. $343,000 Take a look at this gorgeous well-maintained 4 bedroom Harding Model in the Ridings Subdivision in Gloucester County. (Web ID 1000492102)

Eric Roney 609-448-1400 East Windsor Office

PLAINSBORO $769,900 Renovated home with master suite on the main floor, high ceilings, gourmet kitchen, wraparound deck, finished basement and more! (Web ID 1826646)

Beatrice Bloom 609-921-1900 Princeton Office

PRINCETON $696,900 Classic Colonial on 3 acre bucolic retreat near Princeton & Lawrenceville. HW floors, updtd kit, 2 stall horse barn w/electricity/water. (Web ID 1000454932)

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Yoomi Moon 609-799-3500 Princeton Jct. Office

OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 PM RANDOLPH A fabulous 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath charming Townhome in desirable Arrowgate development at Randolph. Dir: 28 Arrowgate Dr. (Web ID 3491733) $364,900

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ROBBINSVILLE $238,000 Updated 2 BR & 1.5 BA Townhome, HW flrs, Kit w/solid wood cabinets, Association pool, tennis & playground. (Web ID 1002012910)

Hajira Hilal 908-874-8100 Hillsborough Office

Veronica Vilardo 609-799-3500 Princeton Jct. Office

Francesca D’Antuono 908-874-8100 Hillsborough Office

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3 PM MONTGOMERY TWP. $585,000 Impeccably maintained Colonial offers a newer Kit, SS appliances & updated bathrooms. Newer roof, AC/ furnace & driveway. (Web ID 3462258) Dir: Cheston Ct.

Norma Cohen 908-874-8100 Hillsborough Office

PLAINSBORO $825,000 Lovely 4 BR, 3.5 BA corner lot Colonial, EIK, open flr plan, finished basement w/ wet bar & 3D projector, WWP Schools. (Web ID 1001956838)

Atreyee Dasgupta 609-799-3500 Princeton Jct. Office

PRINCETON JCT. $840,000 Stunning 5 BR & 3.5 BA center hall Colonial, in-law suite, Kit w/ granite & center-island, master suite w/ office, WWP Schools. (Web ID 1001788944)

Lori Janick 609-799-3500 Princeton Jct. Office

SOUTH BOUND BROOK $349,900 Stunning 4 BR, 2.5 BA updated Colonial with plenty of space on a corner lot. No flood insurance required. A must see! (Web ID 3476430)

Lidia Walega 908-874-8100 Hillsborough Office

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