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Town employees on administrative leave during investigation By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer

Princeton’s chief municipal information officer was placed on paid administrative leave from his six-figure job last month along with a second employee in the office of information technology, as Princeton police investigate an allegation that computers owned by the municipality were improperly disposed of. Anthony Guevarez, an IT technician, was placed on leave July 18. Robert McQueen, the head of the department, was placed on

leave July 19, municipal administrator Marc D. Dashield said on Aug. 3. “There is an accusation that equipment was disposed of in a manner not consistent with policy,” said Dashield, who is now in charge of the IT department. Municipal officials would not discuss the dollar amount or the volume of equipment involved in the situation. Few details were initially revealed about the case, but a report surfaced shortly after municipal officials forwarded the matter to the Princeton Police Department

to investigate. Police spokesman Sgt. Fred Williams said in emails on Aug. 3 that Police Chief Nicholas K. Sutter “was asked to have our detectives look into the matter (on Aug. 1)” and that the request had come from Dashield. Police declined to answer who has been interviewed so far or how long their investigation is expected to last. “We are not prepared to comment on anything other than that at this point,” Williams said. In explaining why there was a gap between when the two men

were put on leave and when police got involved, Mayor Liz Lempert said on Aug. 3 that during “that intervening time, the incident was under administrative review.” Lempert declined to say why officials felt the need to turn to law enforcement, if the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office is also involved, or how long she had known about the matter. Asked if government records or information might have been compromised if the computer-related equipment was not disposed of properly, Dashield said, “That will come out as part of the inves-

Residents seek ways to beat the summer heat By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer

Christine Cifelli relaxed on a white chair at Community Park Pool in Princeton, a plastic container of homemade strawberry sorbet in her right hand and the early afternoon sun of Aug. 6 beating down on her. Cifelli doesn’t report for work until later in the day, so she could get some time in at the pool, where she is a regular. As children played in the water a few feet away, she said being at the pool, or in air conditioning, was the best way to beat the heat. Staying cool was the challenge this week as Princeton and the rest of the state battled through a heat wave that Alex Staarmann, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, Mount Holly, said was due to break on Aug. 9. The string of days with temperatures at 90 degrees and over began on Aug. 5 and lasted through the first part of the work week. From public works employees laboring outdoors in the heat and humidity to pool-goers covered in sunscreen catching some rays, people in Princeton found relief where they could. Community Park Pool pool had nearly 2,000 visitors on Aug. 5, said Benjamin Stentz, executive director of the municipal

Recreation Department. Yet he said if it gets too hot, pool attendance “bumps down,” as people decide it’s best to stay inside. “On a day like this, it’s going to be busy at the pool,” he said on Aug. 6. The pool is where Aine Casey found herself that afternoon. With a blue baseball cap on to shield her from the sun, she said she had been there since 10 a.m. The cold water, she said through her Irish accent, “feels good.” As it turned out, Princeton officials picked this week to reopen the renovated Mary Moss Playground, complete with a water “sprayground” to play in. The first group of children to play there whooped it up and made sure they got soaking wet on a hot morning on Aug. 8, the day of the grand opening. For older residents, officials advised that during hot weather like this week, seniors should find places to get cool, such as in a mall or a public library. Susan W. Hoskins, executive director of the municipal Senior Resource Center, said on Aug. 6 that people should also manage when they go out, so they stay inside during the hottest parts of the day. She also advised that they drink plenty of liquids.

tigation.” Princeton disposes of municipal property either through a public auction, through recycling or by throwing it away, depending on the value, Dashield said. McQueen, who has worked for Princeton since 1998, did not respond to a message that was sent to his Twitter account asking him to contact the Princeton Packet to comment on the matter. He subsequently blocked the paper from following his account. McQueen, a municipal em-


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Families have ‘Night Out’ with first responders Residents got a chance to mingle with local first responders during the annual Night Out on Tuesday. Above, James Tolland, 6 months, and his dad, A.J., of Princeton, take a dip in the Community Park Pool. Right, kids play under a shower of water provided by the local fire company. Below, Rosa Almi Aquino, of Princeton, has fun with Zumba.

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Recent fire at Princeton home deemed suspicious by local authorities By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer

The three-alarm fire that broke out in an empty house on Hodge Road, Princeton, last month has been deemed to be suspicious in nature, a municipal official said on Aug. 3.

Princeton fire official Joseph Novak said he could not elaborate about a case that is in the hands of the Princeton Police Department and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. Authorities have said the fire was reported at 11:50 p.m. July 16 in a sitting room on the second floor of the home. Firefighters from nearly 20 fire companies from Princeton and the surrounding area responded to battle a blaze that sent two firefighters to the hospital and took a little more than an hour to bring under control. NYC REO LLC is listed as the owner of the 1920s era house, municipal tax records showed. The residence, which has an assessed value of $2.5 million, had been up for sale for a few years, but was vacant for a few months, municipal officials have said.

Renovated Mary Moss playground opens By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer

Long before the politicians showed up for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 8, Lloyd Banks leaned against a black railing of the renovated Mary Moss playground in Princeton. Banks, 84, stood under the shade of a large tree that was around when on hot summer days like this one, he would come to the playground at the corner of John and Lytle streets. His mind brought him back to when as many as 75 children would be there, kids just like the day campers who waited for the politicians to finish their speeches so they could play in the new water “sprayground” the municipality

had installed. Princeton officials spent some $700,000 to renovate the playground, a project that was more than a year late, but judging by the yelps of the children playing under the water, they did not seem to mind the delay. “Thank you everybody who came out to be part of a special day. A new chapter in the long, proud history of this space starts today,” said Benjamin Stentz, the executive director of the municipal recreation department. Dressed in a lime green Tshirt marking the reopening of the playground, Stentz told the crowd he had played at Mary Moss as a boy growing up in Princeton. Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes used to come here,


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too, as a child. As the son of a former governor, he spoke of coming to Mary Moss, where there used to be a small pool, some swing sets “and not much more.” “Now I look at it, and what a beautiful park and what a beautiful community resource it’s going to be for years to come,” Hughes said. “This space brings back a lot memories to me.” The project was paid for with a mix of municipal and county funds. Though originally intended to be completed in 2017, the renovation was pushed back to this year. Some weather-related and other delays held it up again, with the ceremony this week. “The park isn’t fully complete until life is brought to it,” Mayor

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Junction Train Station, Vaughn Drive Parking Lot (Alexander Road and Vaughn Drive). No registration required. Free. Comedian  Jennie McNulty “Sizzling Summer Stand Up Comedy.” Show time: 8 p.m. Cost: $30 general admission; $40 limited VIP. For tickets and information: www.TheRRazzRoom. com or 888-596-1027. Tomato Day. The event will be held at 10 a.m. at  Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township. For more information, call 609-737-3299 or visit

Sun., Aug. 12

Taking Better Pictures with your Digital Camera. Do you love to take pictures? Do you want to learn how to make

your pictures better? This hands-on class takes you to the next step in your digital photography. The event will be held at 1 p.m. at Princeton Photo Workshop, Herrontown Road, Princeton. For more information, call  (609) 9213519 or visit

Mon., Aug. 13

Staying Alert to Childhood Eye Safety. Join Colleen Coleman, MD, board certified in ophthalmology and a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, to learn about the warning signs that may indicate that your child has a vision problem and basic safety measures you can take to help prevent eye injuries. 7–8 p.m.  Mercer County Library System, Hickory Corner Branch, 138 Hickory Corner Road. Registration: Call 609-448-1330. Free.

Wed., Aug. 15 GETTING LONG IN THE TOOTH? “Long in the tooth” is an ancient folk expression that originally was used in reference to a horse’s age, because horses’ teeth appear to get longer as their gums recede. This age-related phenomenon is not limited to horses, of course. Not only do our gums tend to recede as we get older, but poor oral hygiene and periodontal disease are also linked to “gingival recession” (receding gums). “Periodontitis,” which means “inflammation around the tooth,” damages the soft tissue surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, gums will continue to recede, and the risk of tooth loss will rise. With this in mind, it’s important to take notice of bleeding gums while brushing your teeth, the first symptom of “gingivitis.” We want you to be comfortable with us no matter what your oral concerns. We try to make all our patients’ visits as relaxing as possible. If you are hesitant about visiting the dentist, for receding

gums, cosmetic matters, dry mouth, or other oral issues, we invite you to call us and find out how satisfying and rewarding a visit to the dentist can be. For full-service, patient-friendly dental care in a comfortable atmosphere, make an appointment today at Montgomery Knoll, 192 Tamarack Circle, Skillman. You can reach us at 609-9248300. “Our commitment is to relationships of partnership, respect, and appreciation.” “We offer cosmetic and family dentistry as well as Zoom!® and Invisalign®.” Please e-mail your questions or comments to: P.S. Good oral health habits, such as brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and getting regular dental checkups can help prevent and reverse gingivitis, the most common form of gum disease.

Yikes! What is Happening to My Body? A Puberty Talk for Girls. Designed for girls ages 9 through 12, this program will address the physical, intellectual and emotional changes your child will experience as she enters her teenage years. Bring your child and join us for an informative and relaxed look at growing up, led by a Health Educator with Princeton Health Community Wellness. The event will be held from  6–7:30 p.m. at the  Princeton Fitness & Wellness, 1225 State Road, Princeton.  Registration: visit  www.princetonhcs. org/calendar  or call 1-888897-8979. Free. Weight-Loss Surgery:

Is It Right for Me? Join Lisa Dobruskin, MD, FACS, Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Princeton Medical Center, for an overview of traditional and minimally invasive procedures — including laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic stomach banding — to help you make the right choice for you. The event will be held from 6–6:30 p.m. at  Community Wellness at the Hamilton Area YMCA, John K. Rafferty Branch,  1315 WhitehorseMercerville Road, Suite 100, Conference Rooms A and B, Hamilton.   Registration: visit or call 1-888-897-8979. Free. Keeping Psoriasis in Check.  As part of Psoriasis Awareness Month, Jerry Bagel, MD, board certified dermatologist and a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, will discuss the prevalence of psoriasis, risk factors, triggers, the latest treatment options and emotional considerations. The event will be held from  6:30–7:30 p.m. at  Community Wellness at  731 Alexander Road, Suite 103, Princeton.  Registration: visit or call 1-888-897-8979. Free.

Thurs., Aug. 16

The Sea Otter Survival Story: A Human Obstacle Course.  D&R Greenway Land Trust,  the  Pinelands Preservation Alliance and Princeton Photography Club will host the presentation at  D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princ-

eton. Meet-the-author, Kim Steinhardt, and book signing, 6:30 p.m.; presentation,  7 p.m.  No admission charge; light refreshments will be served; ADA accessible. Register at  rsvp@ or 609-9244646; more information at Summer Concert Series. The event will be held at 6 p.m.  Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton Shopping Center,  301 N. Harrison St, Princeton. (609) 924-8777. Levitt Amp Trenton Music Series. The event will be held at 5 p.m. at  Mill Hill Park, Trenton. The Capital City Farmers Market.  The market features Jersey Fresh farm produce and regional producers, artisanal food, specialty produce, baked goods, handmade crafts, jewelry, all natural body and face care products, and much more.  Mill Hill Park, Trenton. Spoken Word.  Poet Maya Grantham is the guest. The event will begin at 5 p.m. at MCCC – James Kerney Campus,  102 N. Broad St., Trenton. Free. For more information, visit

Fri., Aug. 17

Internationally renowned singer Barb Jungr & Emmy Award winner John McDaniel “Float Like A Butterfly, The Songs Of Sting.” Show time: 8 p.m. Cost: $30 general admission; $40 limited VIP. For tickets and information: www.TheRRazzRoom. com or 888-596-1027.

Sat., Aug. 18

“Gone, But Not For-

gotten: Saluting The Late Legendary Ladies Of Song - Martha Raye, Madeline  Kahn, Pearl Bailey, Patsy Cline, Ethel Merman, Judy  Canova.” Tony nominee Sharon McNight  tips her hat in a tribute to some of the great women singers and comediennes who are no longer with us, but whose names live on.  She has chosen a signature song by each legendary lady and some interesting historical tidbits as well.  Show time: 8 p.m. Cost: $35 general admission; $40 day of show. For tickets and information: w w w. T h e R R a z z R o o m . com or 888-596-1027. Potato Harvest.  The event will be held at 10 a.m. at Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township. For more information, call  609-737-3299 or visit Safe Sitter Essentials with CPR.   This specialized training helps babysitters age 11 to 13 develop the skills, confidence and sense of responsibility they need to keep children out of harm’s way while their parents are away. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. South Brunswick Wellness Center, 540 Ridge Road.  Registration: Visit calendar or call 1-888-8978979. Cost: $40 per child.

Sun., Aug. 19

Summer Sing and Ice Cream Social. The  Capital Singers of Trenton will perform at Sacred Heart Church,  343 South Broad Street, Trenton. The event begins at 5 p.m.  Singers Wanted! Especially looking for tenors and basses.


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Activists call for denuclearization 73 years after Hiroshima, Nagasaki By Samantha Brandbergh Correspondent

Messages of peace, love and unity echoed through Hinds Plaza last Sunday, as attendees remembered how history was changed forever the moment American forces dropped the only two nuclear weapons ever used in an attack more than 70 years ago. Hosted by the Coalition for Peace Action, the evening was predominantly used as a time to mark the 73rd anniversary of the World War II nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where upwards of 15,000 and 75,000 people were instantly killed, respectively. At 7:16 p.m., which corresponds with the moment at 8:16 a.m. JST when the bomb dubbed “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, attendees held a moment of silence. Following that somber display, the Solidarity Singers of the New Jersey State Industrial Union Council performed before Nobel Peace Prize nominee David Steinberg gave a poetry reading. And while a major focus was on the two Japanese cities and their shared nuclear devastation, the evening of remembrance also featured presentations on a variety of topics, from abolishing nuclear weapons to the importance on non-violence in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and beyond. The featured keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Alex Wellerstein, a specialist in the history of nuclear weapons at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, where his

work focuses on the history of nuclear technology, government secrecy and Cold War science. He is currently working on a project entitled “Reinventing Civil Defense,” with the goal of making the threat of nuclear weapons “personal” again, particularly for the younger generation. In his talk, Wellerstein touched on topics of 1950s civil defense mechanisms, such as “duck and cover,” which was aimed at school children to hide under their desks in the event of a nuclear attack. “Being under your desk is not going to save you from an atomic bomb landing on your school but it will save you from glass breaking and going into you,” he said. “Could you save lives? Yes. Can you save all lives? No. The government has never been able to acknowledge the fact that, even in it’s best case scenario, you still have millions dead.” Wellerstein’s newest project, he said, is hoping to look at things from a public health angle rather than formal education. “Our goal is, how would you make [young] people understand that nuclear threats are actually a part of their lives?” he asked. “The answer isn’t going around giving lectures to young people, that’s not an effective way to reach any young people.” He said that those older than 35 typically sneeze into their hands, while the younger generation sneezes into their elbow in an effort to not spread germs. They can’t see the germs, but they know they’re there. He said that this is similar

to how those in 1950 were afraid of nuclear weapons, despite not having any direct contact with them. “It’s not theoretical, it’s not math, it’s not science, it’s that stuff that you know exists, even though you haven’t been taught it. How do we do that with nuclear weapons again?” he asked the crowd. By going into high schools, Wellerstein said, he discovered that young people are thinking about other things than nuclear weapons — such an income inequality and social justice — and through national polls, he said one in four Americans are unaware of which country dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. “What we’re trying to do is [get] around what I think is a major stumbling block for people who want to change nuclear policy for the better,” he said. “Which is, for most people in this country, they don’t feel they live in a world in which nuclear threats are real anymore.” By making the threat of atomic bombs personal as it was in the 1950s, Wellerstein said, it could build a new understanding of nuclear weapons for a younger generation The topic shifted from surviving nuclear warfare to embracing ideals of peace and love with a presentation from Hawk Newsome, president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York. Along with two other members of his team, Newsome outlined how BLM is currently marching from New York to Washington, D.C. for the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottes-

march will end at the Martin Luther King statue in D.C. on August 12. While in town, he shared what he and his fellow BLM New York members faced at last year’s Unite the Right rally. “A group of us packed into a car that literally broke down three times on the way from New York,” he said. “It was like something was saying, ‘No, don’t go, stay away.’ But we stayed the course. Why? Because we had to face hate.” While the group intended on staying nonviolent, Newsome said, things changed when he was pelted in the face with a rock. With a BLM New York poster in one hand and a bullhorn in the other, Newsome said he blocked the rocks, blood trickling down his face.

ville, at which Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and the supposed “alt-Right” clashed with far-left counter-protesters, resulting in one death and numerous injuries. Rev. Bob Moore, executive director of the Coalition for Peace Action, said the rally was a “shameful day in the history of this country.” “How the President of the United States can say there were good people on both sides is way beyond me. That is an utterly ridiculous statement,” he said. “One side killed unarmed human beings, and the other side did not do that. So there is no moral equivalence there.” Newsome and his team passed through Princeton on August 5, and their

“This little white woman appeared out of nowhere, I swear God sent her, and she said, ‘son, you can do so much more with your words than anything you pick up out here,’” he said. A month later, he and other members BLM New York attended the Patriot Rally for Donald Trump supporters, where they were invited on stage to speak. It was there where Newsome decided to “choose love” and made an effort to let the thousands of Trump supporters understand their mission. While BLM Global denounced BLM New York afterwards and members left the local chapter, Newsome continued to spread

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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 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. To learn more about how to put the “fun” in fungi, visit the NJ Mycological Association website at Michele S. Byers is executive director of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation in Morristown.

By Huck Fairman

A list of environmental changes are threatening our Jersey Shore The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post and other news sources have been publishing the latest research and observations on climate change. The extreme weather is creating real problems everywhere. Global warming is here and will only get worse until nations and citizens take the necessary steps, and even then the reversal will not be quick and painless. New Jersey has not been immune to recent environmental changes. Its shoreline from New York Bay to Delaware Bay has been experiencing some of the world’s most rapid sea level rise. This is not opinion; it is measurable fact, investigated and recorded by scientists from Rutgers University. As most local readers know now, this sea level rise is due to the warming from greenhouse gases from fossil fuels and even farms. The predictions are for several feet of additional sea level rise as the rate of climate change only increases. In New Jersey the rise will encroach on beaches, homes,

towns, aquifer, and forests. Hurricane Sandy provided a preview of that future. A rapid switch away from fossil fuels could slow and possibly reverse this trend, but much of the potential, destructive change is, as they say, already baked into the system. Other factors are also at play. Our section of our continent is apparently sinking, due both to natural change and to the pumping of ground water. At the same time, the Gulf Stream is shifting north, bringing warmer seawater to our coast. The result has been a recent increase of several inches in the high tides. This is three times the average, global rate of increase. If one explores the small coastal rivers and creeks along our Jersey shore, one will encounter, as the Rutgers’ scientists have, cedar forests jutting above the water, now dead from salt water. And this die-off, and the resulting “ghost forests” is being discovered up and down the mid-Atlantic coast – the result of rising seas. Adding to the warming problem is the

fact that these forests have long supported our climates by absorbing CO2 and by providing habitats for the creatures that in turn support the forests. But not only in New Jersey, in fact world wide, these forests are declining because of land clearing, fires, disease, invasive species, warming, and sea level rise. Sadly, clearing for farms, here, in the Amazon, and elsewhere contribute to this global problem. Similar forest declines or die backs are evident in Canada, Louisiana, and Maryland. The dead trees often remain standing until blown over by storms, leaving tidal marshlands that are slowly migrating inland. Since the 1850s, analysis by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science suggests that 100,000 acres of coastal forest around the Chesapeake Bay have died off, leading to marshland and then open water. The reduction in tree populations and their absorbing of CO2 is occurring just as mankind is increasing CO2 levels in our atmosphere. These forest die-offs from rising seas

also occurred in centuries and millennia past, but evidence reveals that the changes were not as rapid as they are today. And of course, there weren’t millions of humans vying for the acreage. Now New Jersey’s forests are boxed between shifting shores, farmland, growing communities, and vacationers. As seas continue to rise, as they seem certain to do, the complex barriers to ocean encroachment of dunes, marshes, and woodlands seems certain to be further inundated and reduced. In addition to the Rutgers School of Biological and Marine Sciences, and Princeton’s Climate Central, there are a number of local groups studying the situation and seeking solutions. Among them, the D&R Greenway Land Trust, the Princeton Photography Club, and The Pineland Preservation Alliance which are together working to introduce people to New Jersey’s changing shoreline, to the vast Pinelands, its aquifer, and to the environmental challenges ahead.

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 precinct-based 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 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.

eton’s efforts to grapple with the teardown issue. That article was from 2005. The reality is that plenty of citizens have voiced concerns to the council over the years, but nothing gets done. While I find the situation to be frustrating in many ways, what really gets me is the municipality’s hypocracy. Larger homes use more energy (yes, even with energy efficiency upgrades) and get filled with more stuff - stuff that has to be created and shipped before used. In other words, lots of energy use. And that’s to say nothing of the wastefulness of demolishing what are often perfectly fine structures, featuring perfectly adequate kitchen cabinets, built-in shelving, etc. So, here’s my piece: Princeton, stop talking to me about composting my organics and recycling my trash and riding my bike and managing my yard waste until you’re willing to do something about the teardowns. Want to take a stand on climate change? Let’s deal with the elephant on the block.

formulation, and decision making of public bodies, is vital to the enhancement of and proper functioning of the democratic process,” and that “...secrecy in public affairs undermines the faith of the public in government....” (emphasis added) The BOE decision to renew for 10 years the agreement by which approximately 280 Cranbury students attend Princeton High School (PHS) –– 17 percent of the total enrollment –– perpetuates the largest cause of overcrowding at PHS and hence the primary reason for expanding the school facility. The proposed work at PHS would cost taxpayers approximately $60 million; this includes long-overdue remedial work, but the primary cost is to expand capacity. Mr. Sullivan contends that the SRA issue “was already extensively discussed and voted on in public. The discussion on the matter of Cranbury is over, period.” Many residents, including us, have observed neither a “discussion” of this issue, nor a dialogue. Instead, there has been an ongoing, one-sided marketing and promotional effort. While continuing to assert that ‘the SRA is a great deal for Princeton,’ and that the cost to educate the Cranbury students is only 25 percent of the tuition paid by Cranbury, the BOE has consistently declined to provide written proof. We agree with Mr. Cochrane that “there is a place for lawsuits and there is ... a place for conversation.” However, compliance by public bodies with the OPMA is not contingent on the willingness of any private citizen to monitor and privately convey violations of such a foundational law. The rule of law is not upheld through the mechanism of private conversations. Rather, the OPMA specifically empowers members of the public to have this conversation in Court, so that violations can be properly and transparently addressed. Last year, members of the BOE, believing that the Board of the Princeton Charter School (PCS) had violated the OPMA at a PCS Board meeting, followed the law in filing a complaint in Court. They did not engage in private conversation prior to their action, nor should they expect this of others. Whether or not the June 12th vote complied with the OPMA is now a matter to be decided by the Court –– as should be the case in upholding a statute so fundamental to the transparent and accountable exercise of democratic good governance.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Action must be taken to protect our votes To the editor: 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 direct-recording 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 PrincetonPacket.2.736x4.5.StaffBox.indd Founded in 1786 Bernard Kilgore, Group Publisher 1955-1967 Mary Louise Kilgore Beilman, Board Chairman 1967-2005 James B. Kilgore, Publisher, 1980-2016

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Tired of Princeton hypocracy To the editor: I attended the Princeton Zoning Board meeting on July 25 where I watched the board vote to allow yet another teardown in our town, this the second on my small culde-sac occupied by modest dwellings. The proposed replacement home is similar to the other tear-down/build-up on our block. Actually, it’s almost identical save for the garage being on the left side of the home as opposed to the right. I guess that’s what passes for innovation and unique style in Princeton these days. My neighbors and I attended the meeting and voiced our concerns. Some members of the board were sympathetic but essentially said that their hands were tied and that the council must change the ordinance if Princetonians want a different outcome. People need to take an active role in getting changes through the council, we were told In preparing to attend that meeting, I did some googling and came upon a New York Times article that made mention of Princ-

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Lawsuit against Cranbury decision not ‘frivolous’ To the editor: Earlier this month, we filed a complaint in Mercer County Superior Court which alleges that the Princeton Board of Education (BOE) violated the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) during a June 12 vote to renew the sending-receiving agreement (SRA) with Cranbury. In response, Superintendent Steve Cochrane characterized the lawsuit as “... less about democracy and more about disruption....” and BOE President Patrick Sullivan called it a “frivolous lawsuit.” If school district officials are confident in their assertion that the June 12 BOE vote was conducted in compliance with the OPMA, then our complaint is at worst a minor inconvenience. However, if the June 12 or other recent BOE votes violated the OPMA, by failing to clearly and publicly identify how each member of the BOE voted, one would hope this lapse in good governance would be of greater concern to Mr. Cochrane and Mr. Sullivan. The first sentence of the OPMA declares that “...the right of the public to be present at all meetings of public bodies, and to witness in full detail all phases of the deliberation, policy

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CIRKUS DIURNUS: Sketchbooks of a Traveling Artist. West Windsor Arts Center  –  52 Alexander Road, West Windsor. For more information, call (609) 716-1931 or visit

Tues., Aug. 21

Safe Sitter. This class helps babysitters age 11 to 13 develop the skills, confidence and sense of responsibility they need to keep children out of harm’s way while their parents are away. The event will be held from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Princeton Fitness & Wellness, 1225 State Road, Princeton.  Registration: visit  www.princetonhcs. org/calendar  or call 1-888897-8979.  Cost: $40 per child. Sports Specialization in Young Athletes. The event will be held from 6:30–7:30 p.m. at Community Wellness at the Ham-

Playground ilton Area YMCA, John K. Rafferty Branch, 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Suite 100, Conference Rooms A and B, Hamilton.  Registration: visit  www.princetonhcs. org/calendar  or call 1-888897-8979. Free.

Wed., Aug. 22

Exploring the Benefits of Massage. Join Cynthia Sinicropi Philibosian, LMBT, and learn how massage therapy can improve many conditions; how to prepare for a massage; what to expect from a massage therapist and how to maximize the benefits of massage therapy. The event will be held from 7–8 p.m. at Princeton Fitness & Wellness, 1225 State Road, Princeton.  Registration: visit  www.princetonhcs. org/calendar  or call 1-888897-8979. Free.

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Summer Concert Series. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison St, Princeton. (609) 924-8777. artscoun-

Heat Continued from Page 1A So how hot has it been this summer? In July, the average daily temperature was 78.9 degrees, or eight tenths of a degree higher than normal, Staarmann said. By comparison, the average daily temperature in June was 72.7 degrees, or six tenths of a degree below normal, he said. It has also been wet summer, said Tom Sereduk,

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a flower grower who was setting up shop on Aug. 9 at the Princeton Farmers Market. “The rain has been a plus and a minus,” he said in the morning. “On the plus side, (there’s) no need for irrigation and everything is growing nicely. But on the minus side there are a lot of problems with disease and the weeds are growing faster than the flowers.” The Capital City Farmers Market. The market features Jersey Fresh farm produce and regional producers, artisanal food, specialty produce, baked goods, handmade crafts, jewelry, all natural body and face care products, and much more.  Mill

Hill Park, Trenton. 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.

Employees Continued from Page 1A ployee since 1998, is paid $112,000, according to Dashield. Guevarez, who is paid $41,000, was hired in 2015, the administrator said. Asked why the men were placed on paid leave rather than unpaid leave, Lempert said, “That’s not unusual.” The IT department has three employees, plus a


Continued from Page 3A and unite others in love and positivity. “We started out with 10 or 12 [marchers] but now it’s down to three,” he said. “We three were on the front lines in Charlottesville getting pelted, getting pepper sprayed. We’ve been through the fire, so we’re trying to lead people in love on August 12. I just ask people to join us, because it’s hard.” Moore applauded Newsome’s mission and “holy” message, saying that love is the most powerful thing that can “transform” an enemy relationship into one of respect, whether that be at a political rally or between countries in a nucle-

fourth who is shared between the town, the public school district and the public library. McQueen, on the financial disclosure form he filled out in April, listed GMIS International, the Nottingham Volunteer Ambulance Squad, in Hamilton, and the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration as the business organizations he had an interest in.

Continued from Page 1A Liz Lempert said. “So I want to thank, in advance, all of these excellent people behind me who are going to have the honor of initiating the spray park and bringing life into the park, which is the final ingredient.” Those “excellent people” were the first- and second-graders in the recreation department’s day camp, who played in the water until it was time for them to leave. Stentz said he hopes those children, when they Packet Media, LLC.

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ar war. He added that, with the global abolition of nuclear weapons, everyone can “survive and thrive,” leaving no opportunity for an attack the size of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, or larger, to happen in the future. “As we remember the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we need to recommit ourselves to a world without nuclear weapons as the only way we can be sure they they will never be used again by North Korea, by the United States, by Russia and by anyone,” he said. “No matter whether you’re a person of faith or not, I believe that love can conquer. And that’s what we’re all about.”

get older, come back to the playground and remember the “fond memories” of being there with their friends. “What I hope we’ve done here is build a new space that will be here for another 75 years, like the previous one was, and will build on that,” Stentz said. “This is a place that has a lot of memories and love built into it over the years,” Lempert said. The mayor had the honor of pushing the button to usher in the sprayground. From there, the children took over.

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CAMPUS CORNER Loyola University Maryland has announced the members of its spring 2018 Dean’s List. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term, provided that, in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits. The following local students have achieved this honor and indicated that Loyola can release their directory information: Matthew Hart, class of 2020 from Cranbury Kendra Sullivan, class of 2019 from Cranbury Lindsey Hinczynski, class of 2020 from West Windsor Kathleen Stimmel, class of 2019 from West Windsor

-----Jessica Riley of East Windsor graduated with a BSW from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania during the May 12 commencement exercises. Riley was among more than 1,500 students who received degrees. -----Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the following East Windsor students who qualified for Spring 2018 Dean’s list and to congratulate them for their outstanding academic achievements. Nicholas Alston; Himani Bajaj;  Divya Dadi; Catherine Jocelyn; Paul Kikta; and Sarah Rodriguez. Seton Hall University would also like to recognize Joshua Newman, of Hightstown, for qualifying for the Spring 2018

Legal Notices State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A PUBLIC HEARING will be held on applications to the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection for exemption from taxation on real property owned by certain nonprofit organizations that is used for public recreation and conservation purposes. An application has been received from New Jersey Conservation Foundation for an exemption from taxation on lands in Princeton, Mercer County. These lands are known specifically as: Block 4301, Lot 4 Block 4401, Lot 1 A Public Hearing for this application will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in the "Solution Center" conference room at the Green Acres Program office located at 501 East State Street, 1st Floor, Trenton, New Jersey. All interested parties are invited to participate in the hearing and are also invited to submit written statements to be received no later than Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Statements should be sent or e-mailed to: Cherylynn Cooke, Tax Exemption Coordinator Green Acres Tax Exemption Program Mail Code 501-01 501 East State Street, 1st Floor P.O. Box420 Trenton, NJ 08625-0420 Applications are available for inspection by appointment at the above address. Appointments may be made by calling 609-984-0500. When requesting an inspection of the file, the following reference number should be used: 1114-05-4420. PP, 1x, 8/10/18 Fee: $38.85 Affidavit: $15.00 State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A PUBLIC HEARING will be held on applications to the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection for exemption from taxation on real property owned by certain nonprofit organizations that is used for public recreation and conservation purposes. An application has been received from New Jersey Conservation Foundation for an exemption from taxation on lands in Princeton, Mercer County. These lands are known specifically as: Block 601, Lot 2 A Public Hearing for this application will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in the "Solution Center" conference room at the Green Acres Program office located at 501 East State Street, 1st Floor, Trenton, New Jersey. All interested parties are invited to participate in the hearing and are also invited to submit written statements to be received no later than Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Statements should be sent or e-mailed to: Cherylynn Cooke, Tax Exemption Coordinator Green Acres Tax Exemption Program Mail Code 501-01 501 East State Street, 1st Floor P.O. Box420 Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

Applications are available for inspection by appointment at the above address. Appointments may be made by calling 609-984-0500.

When requesting an inspection of the file, the following reference number should be used: 1114-05-4411. PP, 1x, 8/10/18 Fee: $ Affidavit: $15.00 Princeton Aero Corporation ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on August 22, 2018 11AM (Eastern Time Zone), sealed bids will be received by Princeton Aero Corporation (“PAC”), 41 Airpark Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 for the following: PRINCETON AIRPORT REPLACEMENT LIGHTING SYSTEM

Specifications and bid documents may be obtained at PAC, 41 Airpark Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, starting from July 30, 2018 to August; 22 2017. Interested parties must call Kenneth or Steven Nierenberg at (609) 921-3100 to arrange a time for picking up the drawings and bid documents. A fee of $50.00 will be charged for plans and specifications (cash or certified check only, payable to Princeton Aero Corp). Non-bidders will not be refunded their fee. Bids may be rejected if not submitted within time, date and at place designated, and if not accompanied by a certified check, cashier's check or bid bond in the sum of ten percent (10%) of the total bid but not in excess of $20,000.00 payable to PAC. Bids must also include the following documents outlined in the bid package. Bids shall be delivered in a sealed envelope to the 41 Airpark Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 address and shall be plainly marked, “PRINCETON AERO CORPORATION, REPLACEMENT LIGHTING SYSTEM BID DOCUMENTS”: Kenneth Nierenberg, Owner/Manager PAC 41 Airpark Road Princeton, NJ 08540 PP, 2x, 8/3/18, 8/10/18 Fee: $71.40 Affidavit: $15.00 NOTICE TO BIDDERS WEST WINDSOR PARKING AUTHORITY MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY Invitation for Bids: 2018 – 2019 TRAIN PLATFORM SNOW CLEARING SERVICES PRINCETON JUNCTION TRAIN STATION

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the above services will be received by the West Windsor Parking Authority by no later than 11:00 AM prevailing time on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Authority’s office in Suite 24 at 64 Princeton Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550. The West Windsor Parking Authority (WWPA) requires snow clearing services on the train station platforms and approach steps and walkways at the Princeton Junction Train Station. The contractor who is to perform these services must be available 24 hours per day and seven days per week from November 1 through April 30.

A complete Invitation for Bids (“IFB”) package with detailed instructions, plans, specifications and mandatory submission requirements from the Authority may be examined at the address listed above, Monday through Friday except legal holidays, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM or electronic access can be requested by emailing name, address, and contact information to


Bidders with questions regarding the Bidding Documents shall contact the Authority by e-mail to by 5:00 PM prevailing time on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Bidders shall comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975, Chapter 127 (N.J.A.C. 17:27) Scot MacPherson Director of Operations West Windsor Parking Authority PP, 1x, 8/10/18 Fee: $40.95 Affidavit: $15.00 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that bid proposals will be received from Bidders classified under N.J.S.A. 27:7-35.2 via the Internet until 10:00:59 A.M. on 8/30/18, downloaded, and publicly opened and read, in the CONFERENCE ROOM-A, 1st Floor F & A Building, New Jersey Department of Transportation, 1035 Parkway Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08625; for:

Route 206 over Branch of Stony Brook, Bridge Replacement, Contract No. 057183250, From Vicinity of Arreton Road to Vicinity of Hillside Avenue, Municipality of Princeton, Mercer County 100% State UPC NO: 183250 DP No: 18133

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 (P.L 1975, c. 127); N.J.A.C. 17:27. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.19, contractors must provide a Certification and Disclosure of Political Contribution Form prior to contract award. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:32-44, contractor must submit the Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue Business Registration of the contractor and any named subcontractors prior to contract award or authorization. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.51, contractors must be registered with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Wage and Hour Compliance at the time of bid. Plans, specifications, any addenda to the specification and bidding information for the proposed work are available at Bid Express website You must subscribe to use this service. To subscribe, follow the instructions on the web site. Fees apply to downloading documents and plans and bidding access. The fee schedule is available on the web site. All fees are directly payable to Bid Express. Plans, specifications, and bidding information may be inspected (BUT NOT OBTAINED) by contracting organizations at our Design Field Offices at the following locations: 200 Stierli Court Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856 Phone: 973-601-6690

One Executive Campus Rt. 70 West Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 Phone: 856-486-6623

New Jersey Department of Transportation Division of Procurement Bureau of Construction Services 1035 Parkway Avenue PO Box 600 Trenton, NJ 08625 PP, HVN, 8/10/18, 8/17/18, 8/24/18, Fee: $285.12

Dean’s list. ------The following students have earned the esteemed honor of placement on the Dean’s List at The College of New Jersey for the spring 2018 semester. To achieve this honor, a student must carry 12 or more credits that semester and earn a 3.5 (or above) grade point average: Cranbury: Derek Bender, International Studies; Randell Carrido, Computer Science;  Kristina DeMilt, Nursing;  Noah Stansfield, Biology;  Christopher Zurfluh, Mathematics - BS East Windsor: Maile Allen, Mathematics Second Educ - BS; John Castro, Open Option-Business;  Patrick Chan, English; Breanne Fenton, Art Education; Justin Haughton, Computer Science;  Ryan Kaminski, Marketing;  Helen Kurahara,

Marketing; Allyson Lewis, Urban Education, Elem /iSTEM;  Michael Lewis, Finance;  Erica Mitchell, Health and Exercise Science; Alden Racz, English; Sneha Rangu, Biology; Max Rosenberg, Mathematics Second Educ - BS;  Stephanie Rosenthal, Visual Arts; Jennifer Salinas, Nursing; Jacob Simon, Open Option-Business;  Cassie Sokoloff, Communication Studies; Sarina Sokoloff, Communication Studies;  Mason Switsky, Criminology BA; Sarah Woodill, Nursing West Windsor:  Pablo Cardenas, History; Amar Desai, Biology; Ashley Geevers, Political Science;  Madeline Lee, Early Childhood/Special Educ;  Madison Mastellone, International Studies; Thomas O’Connor, History;  Sushmith Ramesh, Computer Science; Stephanie Sievers, English

VOTE BY MAIL NOTICE TO PERSONS WANTING MAIL-IN BALLOTS If you are a qualified and registered voter of the State who wants to vote by mail in the Ewing School Board Special Election to be held on October 2, 2018, complete the application form below and send to the undersigned, or write or apply in person to the undersigned at once requesting that a mail-in ballot be forwarded to you. The request must state your home address and the address to which the ballot should be sent. The request must be dated and signed with your signature. If any person has assisted you to complete the mail-in ballot application, the name, address and signature of the assistor must be provided on the application and, you must sign and date the application for it to be valid and processed. No person shall serve as an authorized messenger or as a bearer for more than three qualified voters in an election. No person who is a candidate in the election for which the voter requests a mail-in ballot may provide any assistance in the completion of the ballot or may serve as an authorized messenger or bearer. No mail-in ballot will be provided to any applicant who submits a request therefor by mail unless the request is received at least seven days before the election and contains the requested information. A voter may, however, request an application in person from the county clerk up to 3 p.m. of the day before the election. Voters who want to vote only by mail in all future general elections in which they are eligible to vote, and who state that on their application shall, after their initial request and without further action on their part, be provided a mail-in ballot by the county clerk until the voter requests that the voter no longer be sent such a ballot. A voter’s failure to vote in the fourth general election following the general election at which the voter last voted may result in the suspension of that voter’s ability to receive a mail-in ballot for all future general elections unless a new application is complete and filed with the county clerks. Voters also have the option of indicating on their mail-in ballot applications that they would prefer to receive mail-in ballots for each election that takes place during the remainder of this calendar year. Voters who exercise this option will be furnished with mail-in ballots for each election that takes place during the remainder of this calendar year, without further action on their part. Application forms may be obtained by applying to the undersigned either in writing or by telephone, or the application form provided below may be completed and forwarded to the undersigned. Dated: April 10, 2018 Paula Sollami Covello, Mercer County Clerk Mercer County Courthouse 209 S. Broad St. 2nd Floor P.O. Box 8068 Trenton, NJ 08650 609-989-6494

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McIndoo, Philip L. Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) Of Princeton, NJ, formerly Buffalo, NY. Died after a short illness, on July 27, 2018. Loving husband of the late Erica (nee Hamilton) Weeder. Predeceased by his parents, Erwin C. and Irene McIndoo. Father of John D., Hilary A., and Brian P. McIndoo; and stepdaughters Erica C. Weeder (John Kezdy) and Megan A. (Zeb) Gould. Dear brother of Jean Sheila (Jack) Sanders, Merrie Irene Sheirich, and Daniel (Julie) McIndoo; also cherished by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and cousins. Phil was a 1957 Graduate of Cornell University (AFROTC) and US Air Force Veteran. Subsequently, he worked as a communications systems project manager and consultant at Burroughs and MITRE Corp. An avid world traveler and fluent in languages, he studied cultures and was befriended by many. Arrangements by Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton, NJ. Memorial service is pending.

Stacy Beth Cramer, 44 Stacy Beth Cramer, 44, of Princeton passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018. Born in Cincinnati, OH and was a resident of Princeton. She was a teacher at Stuart Country Day School in Princeton. Stacy enjoyed spending time with her family as well as traveling and reading. She is survived by her husband Christopher M. Cramer, son William S. Cramer, father Donald and mother Elizabeth Gay (Hull) Stevens, brother and sister-in-law Craig and Cheryl Stevens, and nephews Michael and Matthew Stevens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Stuart Fund (https://www. or Living Beyond Breast Cancer (http:// Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton

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Lois Hector (nee Simon), 88 Lois Hector (nee Simon), 88, of Hamilton Square, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Morris Hall Meadows in Lawrenceville. Lois was born in Irvington, NJ to Charles and Helen Simon. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Gordon R. Hector; her sisters, Doris Krosch and June Mericle, and her nephew, Artie. In 1947, Lois graduated from Irvington High School. Summers of her youth were joyfully spent at Olympic Park, where she met and later married Gordie. Eventually the couple moved to Hamilton Square where they raised five children, Pat Mathews (Peter), Colleen Leonard, Chuck Hector (Maria), Kelley Chatman and Chip Hector (Sally). Lois dedicated her life to mothering her children and doting over her eight grandchildren, Lars, Jazmin, Brad, Katie, Kelsey, Dane, Hayley, Kylie and Emma. She was loved and will be remembered for her endless drive to encourage them to reach their full potentials in studies and athletics. For years Lois extended the same energy to other families. She especially treasured her relationships with Gladys and Jon. She had a soft spot for Anchor House teens and earned Anchor House Volunteer of the Year. Lois enjoyed years of coaching swimming and playing tennis. She loved Friday lunches with the tennis girls and monthly gatherings with the Swim-n-Women. Both Lois and Gordie made new friends and created lasting memories on trips with the Hamilton Squares. Everyone who really knew Lois admired her ability to knit a sweater in lightning time. Many friends and all family members own one. And who can forget her giant chocolate chip cookies! Lois is survived by her nieces, Dee, Lynn, Carol and Karen; her nephew, Tommy; their spouses, children and grandchildren; and her greatgrandchildren, Christopher, Albert, Liva and Hector. A ceremony celebrating Lois’ life will be a held in mid-September. Contributions may be made in Lois’ memory to the Anchor House Foundation by visiting Arrangements are under the direction of the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ.

Sandra Lynn (Taylor) Bernasek, 66 Sandra Lynn (Taylor) Bernasek, 66, of Plano, Texas, died Sunday, July 29, 2018, at her home in Plano, surrounded by family. Sandra was born August 9, 1951 in Manhattan, Kansas. She graduated from Manhattan High School, and attended Kansas State University, until moving to California after her marriage. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley. She married Steven Lynn Bernasek on June 5, 1971. Sandra and Steven made their home for 40 years in the Princeton, New Jersey area. Sandra earned her M.Ed. at Trenton State College in 1981. Sandy was a staff member and course leader for Landmark Education for over 30 years. She was a staff manager and trainer of staff in Landmark’s offices in New Jersey, New York, and Toronto, and led courses for the company in cities around North America, Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand. Sandy led programs that made a profound difference in people’s lives to more than 30,000 individuals in the course of her career with Landmark. Sandy was the proud mother of two children, Lisa and Eric, a doting grandmother to four grandchildren, Adele, Margot, Uddhava, and Emlyn. Sandy was a beloved and loving wife and partner to Steve for 47 years. She had a beautiful smile, a beautiful singing voice, and a passion for life, that she shared with others through her own life’s work. Sandy loved the beach, she loved to travel, and she loved music and the theater. Sandy was a tough, dedicated no-nonsense person, with a dry wit and a bit of a stubborn streak, especially in her stand for the success of her family and of the people with whom she worked. Sandra and Steven moved to Singapore in 2015, where Sandra was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, one of 10-15% of people diagnosed with lung cancer who have never smoked. Sandra died peacefully after dealing with this horrible disease with strength and grace for over two years. She is survived by her parents, Dean and Shirley (Wickham) Taylor, of Manhattan, her husband Steven of Plano, her sister Christy Kimball of Manhattan, and her brothers Greg of Kansas City and Bryan of Bluffton, South Carolina. She is survived by her son Eric, of Laval, Quebec, and her daughter Lisa and husband Louis Le Pen, of Chandler’s Ford, England, and grandchildren Adele, Margot, and Emlyn Le Pen, of Chandler’s Ford and Uddhava Bernasek, of Laval; many cousins, nieces and nephews, and many friends in New Jersey, Kansas, Texas, Singapore and around the world. A rosary and vigil, and a funeral mass were celebrated in Plano on August 2 and 3, 2018. A graveside service will be celebrated at Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan, at 10 AM on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Memorial contributions in Sandra’s name can be made to the Lungevity Foundation, which supports research into the causes of lung cancer and the fight against the stigma attached to lung cancer patients, (…/Sandra-Bernasek-Memorial… ) or the Unstoppable Foundation, which supports education in the developing world (…).

Gail Liebmann died on August 4. She was born in Manhattan in 1923 to Sarah (Weinstein) and Raphael Liebman, joining four siblings, all of whom were unprepared for but thrilled with her arrival. Her birth name was Abigail, which she shortened to Gail well before entering Seward Park High School, from which she graduated early and with high honors. As a teenager in Brooklyn, she became an active member of the Labor Zionist Youth Movement’s Hashomer Hatzair, cultivating friendships which were to last a lifetime, and would work as a volunteer on a Hashomer Hatzair kibbutz in Israel many years later. When she was sixteen, she was introduced by a mutual friend to her future husband, Abe Liebmann, because, though spelled differently, they shared a last name. Their marriage would last until his death over sixty years later. Mrs. Liebmann attended Hebrew Union College, from which she received her Hebrew Teacher’s license after completing classes at night while raising three children in West Orange, New Jersey, her home since 1952. She was a Hebrew teacher to thousands of children at The Jewish Center of West Orange B’nai Shalom, where she taught for over forty-two years (a school record). In the mid-1980’s, The Gail Liebmann Fund was established at B’nai Shalom by her family in her honor to recognize a Hebrew School student of distinction chosen by the school’s principal each year. In 1989, Mrs. Liebmann earned the title “Master Teacher,” qualifying her to mentor colleagues in New Jersey’s Metro-west area. Upon her retirement in 1996, she was formally commended for her decades of service to the Jewish community at B’nai Shalom, with the Mayor of West Orange, Samuel Spina, proclaiming May 1, 1996 “Gail Liebmann Day,” and Rabbi Stanley Asekoff (now Rabbi Emeritas) stating that “what Gail has been able to do is convey to generations of youngsters the knowledge, excitement, and joy of the Jewish experience.” Gail Liebmann was also on the faculty of Hebrew Union College, The Jewish Education Association’s Midrasha Institute of Jewish Studies, and B’nai Shalom’s Adult Education Program. For many years, she served as President of the Hebrew Teachers’ Association of Essex County. Gail Liebmann was a past-president of B’nai Brith Women (now Jewish Women International), and was a life member of Hadassah. Her children, Robin Liebmann Wallack (Alan), Rory Liebmann (Kay), and Dr. Dana Liebmann, recognize their mother’s profound influence on their immediate and extended family, with all her children, her five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren continuing a legacy which values the importance of education, compassion for animals, singing, good literature, and, of course, the Jewish traditions passed on to her from her own parents so long ago. Funeral services were Tuesday August 7 at The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton, with burial at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin, NJ.

Leonard Andrew Zyzyck, 75 Leonard Andrew Zyzyck passed away on Wednesday, July 18 after an almost four-year battle with lung cancer. Having led a full life as a family man, scientist, solider and musician, he was 75 when he passed. The oldest of four children, Len was born on March 16, 1943, to Elizabeth and Leonard Zyzyck in Yonkers, New York. Len is survived by his wife, Randee, his two daughters, Stacey and Lindsey, and his grandson, Alexander. He is also survived by three siblings residing in San Diego, California, sister Nancy McCarthy, and brothers Jon and Mark. Len was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War and served as a helicopter crew chief in Kitzingen, Germany. He made lifelong friends in the military, and took an annual pilgrimage to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. to visit his friends who did not survive the war. Len’s military service was a turning point in his life, and he left the Army focused on completing his education. Having attended St. Casimir’s and St. John the Baptist for grade school and Mount Saint Michael for high school, Len received his B.S. from Lehman College in 1973 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1983, both in Chemistry. It was at Lehman he met his wife, a fellow chemistry major, where they bonded over their mutual love of science. Their love carried them through 45 years together. Len spent the majority of his professional career at Colgate Palmolive, where his favorite activity was overseeing experiments in the lab. Prior to Colgate he worked in research at American Can, but his favorite job may have been in his youth in his role as guitarist for the rock band The Rebels. While his daughters affectionately remember him playing guitar in the house at night during their childhood, the last professional gig Len played was during the war in Germany, a fond memory of his. Known for saying that a smart person doesn’t get bored, Len had many interests. In his younger years his hobbies included hiking, lapidary, astronomy and coin collecting. His favorite hike was climbing Mt. Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He was also a member of the Princeton Astronomy Association for many years. When his physical health declined, his intellectual interests kept him engaged and active, but he most enjoyed spending days and nights with his grandson, who he affectionately called “Ruckus.” A true solider to the end, Len fought through five heart attacks and cancer to remain with his family for as long as possible. He was home with his family through this battle, admitted to the hospital only the day before his passing. His family is forever grateful for his fight and the extra time it gave them together. A service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, August 11 at the Church of St. Joseph in Yonkers, New York.

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MERCER COUNTY NOTES Spotted Lanternfly sighting confirmed in Mercer Co.

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture personnel confirmed the sighting of the Spotted Lanternfly in northern Mercer County in New Jersey earlier this month. There were two confirmed sightings in southern Warren County earlier this summer. The specific areas where the Spotted Lanternfly has been identified have been treated. The sightings have led the State Department of Agriculture to quarantine the two affected counties as well as Hunterdon County, which is between Warren and Mercer counties, to prevent the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly. Businesses and the general public in the quarantine area are required to obtain and fill out a New Jersey residence checklist before moving any of the articles listed here. The checklist also serves to inform the public about the Spotted Lanternfly including how to identify all life stages of the insect and minimize or eliminate its movement. Business entities that routinely travel in and out of the quarantine area are required to take, and pass, training regarding the Spotted Lanternfly that is supplied for free by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at New Jersey will accept and recognize the Pennsylvania permit. Those businesses that interact exclusively in New Jersey’s quarantine zone must comply with the details outlined in the quarantine order. The Department is asking for everyone’s help in identifying areas where low numbers of this insect may be. Residents can email pictures of suspect insects to or call the New Jersey Spotted Lanternfly Hotline at 1-833-223-2840 (BAD-BUG-0) and leave a message detailing your sighting and contact information.  For more information about this insect go to  https://www.state. lture/divisions/pi/prog/spotte dlanternfly.html

Nature Center to offer free picnic days for families Looking for free family summer fun?

Pack your lunch and enjoy a day outdoors on Picnic Days at the Tulpehaking Nature Center. on Aug. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. Families and friends are invited to relax in the shade and enjoy educational activities, and even a sweet treat from Rita’s. Join Watershed Fellows Amanda Buchner and Giovanni Rivera for bilingual educational games and activities on the importance of water and the Delaware River watershed. Spanish-speaking volunteers will be on site. Guests will be able to explore the small but mighty creatures that live in the marsh, participate in arts and crafts, and then finish out the day with a cool refreshing cup of Rita’s Italian ice. Picnic Day is free and open to the public as part of Tulpehaking Nature Center’s summer-long effort to provide engaging family programs. For more information, please call (609) 888-3218 or e-mail tnc@ The Tulpehaking Nature Center is located at 157 Westcott Ave. in Hamilton. It is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information about the nature center, programs and schedule of events, go to

Free summer nature programs

The Mercer County Park Commission invites families to the Tulpehaking Nature Center each weekend in July and August for free summer programming. Weekends will involve hands-on activities, comprehensive learning and fun outdoors. Summer Weekends at the nature center continue through Sunday, Aug. 26. There will be seven different programs to choose from, including activities such as fishing, gardening, guided nature walks, nature games and more; no registration required. Programs are appropriate for families, and children of all ages. The Tulpehaking Nature Center is located at 157 Westcott Ave. in Hamilton. It is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The nature center provides programs and exhibits that encourage visitors to explore and discover the many cultural, historic and natural resources of the Abbott

Marshlands. It is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission. For more information about the nature center, programs and schedule of events, go to

County announces project for amateur photographer

Mercer County invites you to submit your digital images to help the County create a collection of recent photographs that illustrate living, working and playing within its 12 municipalities. The county is looking for images that illustrate area heritage, economic vibrancy and cultural diversity and that include public buildings, historic sites, parks and events with or without people using those places. This is not a contest but an opportunity for amateur photographers who seek a broader audience for their work. The images could be used in editorial and commercial digital and print media promoting the County. The photographer’s credit line would appear in the media in which they appear, whenever possible. The county would have exclusive rights of the images and will not sell them. Participants must complete an agreement before submitting images. Instructions and requirements can be found online at

Park commission conducts deer management program at Mercer Meadows

The Mercer County Park Commission will conduct a deer management program at Mercer Meadows from Sept. 8, 2018, through Feb. 16, 2019. Mercer  Meadows Deer Management Program is open only to participants who have applied and been accepted to the program. Mercer Meadows will be open to hunting on a limited number of days during the fall bow, permit bow  and winter bow seasons. Hunting will take place Monday through Saturday, from 30 minutes prior to sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, with no hunting taking place on Dec. 25. Each entrance to the park  will be posted with bright yellow signs to notify park users of the hunting program. During the Mercer  Meadows hunt, the Park Commission

is asking park users to kindly keep their recreating to the finished gravel paths, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail and Maidenhead Trail. The Pole Farm section and the wooded area of Rosedale Park are included in this year’s hunt. There will be no hunting near the Dog Park, picnic area or Rosedale Lake. Maps of the hunting boundaries are available on the Park Commission website. Interested parties should visit http:// or call (609)  303-0706 for program rules and regulations, and zone maps.

Park Commission conducts deer management program at Baldpate Mountain

The Mercer County Park Commission will conduct a deer management program at Baldpate Mountain on select days from Sept. 8, 2018, through Feb. 16, 2019. This program is a method for reducing the overabundant deer herd in the greater Hopewell Valley area. The Baldpate Mountain Deer Management Program is open only to participants who have applied and been accepted to the program. The deer management program is open for fall, permit and winter bow, six-day firearm, permit shotgun and permit muzzleloader hunting. Hunting will take place 30 minutes prior to sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, Wednesday through Saturday from Sept. 8 through Feb. 16. There will be no hunting on Sunday. From Sept. 8 through Dec. 4, the park will remain open for public use during hunting days, when only  bow hunting is permitted. The park will be closed to the public Wednesday through Saturday from Dec. 5 to Feb. 9, when firearm hunting is permitted. No hunting will take place on Dec. 25. Each entrance and trailhead to Baldpate Mountain will be posted with a large bright orange “closed” sign as a  reminder to the public that the program is taking place. Interested parties should visit http:// or call (609)  303-0706 for program rules and regulations, and zone maps.


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Dougin Walker

The Princeton resident finished 307th overall at the Ironman Switzerland, which was held in Zurich on July 29. Walker finished the course in 10 hours, 56 minutes, eight seconds. He covered the 2.4 mile swim portion in 56:26, the 112mile bike portion in 5:26:45, and the 26.2-mile marathon distance run portion in 4:23:03. With the transition times added he finished at 10:56:08. Walker finished 20th out of 143 entrants in the 50-and-over division. He was 282nd out of 1,213 male entrants.

Calen Sanderson

The Montgomery resident shot a 1-under par 209 for three rounds to finish seventh in the Boys Championships at the American Junior Golf Association’s AJGA Championship presented by Stuart Francis, Princeton Varsity Golf ’74. which was held July 30Aug. 1 at Springdale Gold Club in Princeton. Wilson Andress of Macon, Ga. was the boys winner in a playoff after shooting a 4-under par 76. In the girls tournament, Tiya Chowdary of Montgomery finished 20th, shooting a 10-over par 223 for the event. Megha Ganne of Holmdel was the top finisher for the girls, shooting a 4-under par 209. Katherine Lu of Plainsboro finished 25th with a 15-over par 228.

Jason Singer

The Princeton resident won the Boys 12s Singles flight at the Princeton Tennis Program Junior Open, which was held July 28-29 at Veterans Park in Hamilton. Singer, the top seed, defeated second-seeded Abhradeep Bhattachayya of Plainsboro, 6-3, 6-1 in the final. Singer reached the semifinals at the Penn Charter 12s Classic, which was held Aug. 4-5 at William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. Singer dropped a 7-5, 6-2 decision to top-seeded Sean Clark in their semifinal match. Princeton resident Garrett Mathewson also reached the semifinals at the Penn Charter 12s Classic before falling to second-seeded Joah Dunwoody.

HONORED Kurt Holuba

The Princeton University football senior was among those honored as nominees to the Allstate AFC Good Works team for their remarkable philanthropic achievements off the field.  Among the accomplishments for Holuba, a defensive lineman and team captain, were serving as the chairperson for the Princeton Chapter of Uplifting Athletes, including leading the annual “Lift for Life” fundraiser during the spring, with all proceeds going to the battle against aplastic anemia. Earning the honors of All-America honoree and a first-team All-Ivy League honoree, as well as the 2016 finalist for Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year honors, and being named a two-time team captain, including this upcoming 2018 season.  

Friday, August 9, 2018

Local coaches help ice hockey grow in China By Bob Nuse Sports Editor

Both Ron Fogarty and Ian McNally had no idea what to expect when they headed to China to instruct at ice hockey camps. What both coaches found out while they were in China was that when it comes right down to it, ice hockey is ice hockey. Fogarty, the head men’s ice hockey coach at Princeton University, and McNally, the head ice hockey coach at the Hun School, spent two weeks in Beijing leading the ECAC/Princeton Hockey Camp. Once that camp was completed, McNally spent an additional week conducting a camp in Shenzhen.  “Hockey is hockey wherever you are,” said Fogarty, who coached the Tigers to the ECAC Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA tournament last winter. “There is a passion to grow the game and younger players are eager to get better. They want to go over to the United States to further their hockey while also getting an education.The goal is to create a path to college hockey and have something like a prep school model that we have in the states.” McNally, who played his college hockey at Princeton, was happy to have the opportunity to head to a country he had never been before and teach his sport to players who are just beginning to learn the game. “What peaked my interest is we have had three kids from Beijing come to Hun who play hockey,” said McNally, who has guided the Raiders to five straight Mercer County Tournament titles. “They all grew up playing hockey and are from Beijing. Speaking to those kids it sounds like hockey is catching on. They have a KHL

Photos courtesy of Ian McNally

Coaches at the ECAC/Princeton camp in Beijing, China, pose with a camper from the event. Pictured with the camper, from left, are Mike Towns, Kevin Moore, Ian McNally and Ron Fogarty.

Hun School ice hockey coach Ian McNally (right) got some help from at the ECAC/Princeton camp in Shenzhen, China from a player who went by “Small Lee.” team in the Russian Pro League, which next to the NHL is the wealthiest pro league. They have had the Kun Lun Red Star in Beijing for the last two years so they have a legit team.” Beijing will play as the host to the Winter Olympics in 2022 and ice hockey will be a part of those games. Thus, China is looking to grow the sport and camps like the

ones that Fogarty and McNally were a part of should help do that. “It was great,” McNally said of the experience. “I had no idea what to expect. I had never been there. I had asked the boys who go to Hun a couple of things but I didn’t know what I was getting into. The people were looking to treat Ron and Steve (Hagwell, the ECAC Commissioner) well and I

kind of piggybacked off that. “The people there were looking out for us. It was not like we were fending for ourselves out there. It’s the first time people have called me a foreigner. It was great. I liked it. We didn’t have a ton of time to see stuff, but basically it was all hockey stuff.” Princeton assistant coach Kevin Moore was part of the contingent coaching in Beijing. Fogarty found that while there was a communication gap with the players at the start of the camp, it didn’t take long for everyone to get on the same page on the ice. “It was a great experience and something I am looking forward to doing again,” Fogarty said. “You go in with eyes wide open and then once you see how genuine and passionate the people are to get hockey up and going as a sport you dive right in.  “I relied heavily on the interpreter at first. As we went on showing the drills that was when it got easier. A majority of the younger players understood English because from what I understand they are starting to teach it in the schools. The teenagers didn’t understand as much but the younger players helped with the communication. It was easier with the older ones once we showed them to drill.” 

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Loyaltees crowned the Princeton hoops champion By Bob Nuse Sports Editor

From the very start of the season, the players on Loyaltees were focused on one thing - winning a championship. They did just that last Friday night, capturing the best-of-three championship series of the Princeton Recreation Men’s Summer Basketball League with a 76-60 win over NJ Spiritwear in the third and deciding game. “It feels great,” said Davon Black, who finished with 15 points in the win. “I said after the first game of the season that this is what I wanted. We had a whole bunch of unselfish guys and on any given day someone could go off. Tonight a whole bunch of guys went off and played well.” Black, a 10-year veteran of the league, finally earned an elusive championship after a few near misses. He was one of four players for Loyaltees in doublefigures in the third game of the series. Nick Davidson, who added a Playoff MVP award to his regular season MVP, led the way with 29 points. Zahrion Blue finished with 15 points and Darrin Elam

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Pictured are players, coaches and loyal supporters of the Loyaltees team that captured the championship of the Princeton Recreation Men’s Summer Basketball League with a 76-60 win over NJ Spiritwear last Friday night. added 13 in the win. “It’s always good to win a championship,” Davidson said. “We’ve got a great group of guys. I really enjoy it. I drive about 40 minutes to get here, so it shows how much I really enjoy coming out here and playing with these guys.”

Davidson recently completed a successful college career at Bloomfield and is looking into opportunities to play overseas. He reached the finals in 2015 with Bring Me Food, but did not win a title. “I have been playing here throughout my Bloomfield ca-

reer,” Davidson said. “I wanted to keep playing. I am close friends with Davon. We keep in contact and he always asks me how I am doing in basketball. I love to come out here and play. I love the league. It’s very organized.


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George O’Gorman will be missed Coaches By Bob Nuse Sports Editor

Upon arriving in Princeton over 30 years ago to begin a career of covering local sports, one of the first people I crossed paths with was George O’Gorman. A veteran at the local daily, running into George at that early stage of my career made all the difference in the world. Like every other young sportswriter in Mercer County, George became a mentor who showed that covering local sports was a passion where you could make a difference. George O’Gorman passed away on July 31 at the much too young age of 73. A local sportswriting legend who spent a bulk of his career at the Trentonian, he had been off the high school beat, or in George’s case beats, for a while after suffering a stroke. But even just a month ago, sitting around the table at the weekly Friday morning breakfast with his peers, his mind hadn’t missed a beat. When the discussion turned all-time top athletes in Mercer County, George rattled off the names of the top performers from Princeton, Hamilton, Trenton and anywhere else in the Trentonian coverage area. No need to access a computer when you needed to know anything about local sports in Mercer County, just ask George. While many young writers aspired to cover professional sports or big-time college athletics, George was living proof that the biggest impact you could make was covering local sports. Instead of being one of dozens of reporters covering an NFL game, George knew how important it was to be the one there to chronicle the achievements of the cross-country runner who just won a big race or the soccer player who helped win a county tournament game. It wasn’t long into my career that I saw George at his best. It was a Friday afternoon and we were covering a girls’ soccer game together. Instead of packing it in the for the day, George was off to cover a football game that night. As far as Saturday was concerned, covering two high school football games wasn’t enough, he’d always manage to squeeze in a soccer game or two in the day as well.

George was most known for covering football, soccer and cross-country during the fall athletic season. One year, while covering the final of the Mercer County Girls’ Tennis Tournament, who should appear but George. What was he doing there? Well, no one else planned to cover it for his paper and he knew it was important to the girls who were playing so George was there, making sure an important event was covered. No one worked harder and he became a mentor for myself and so many other sports reporters over the last 30 years. He instilled in us the importance of knowing that the event you were covering that day was the most important thing to the players and coaches on the field. George never thought he was bigger than the event and he never thought another event was bigger than the one he was covering. I doubt there was a sport that George didn’t cover over the course of his career. I remember teaching him how tennis was scored that day at the MCT tournament. It only seemed right that I help him once after all the lessons he taught me over the years. George earned many accolades over his career. He’s a member of the Mercer County Soccer, Basketball and Softball Hall of Fames. He’s been the New Jersey Sportswriter of the Year as well as a member of the New Jersey Soccer Hall of Fame. He’s been honored by the Delaware Valley Football Foundation and the Trenton Select Committee. But even with all the honors you’d never hear him talk about himself. It was always about the players and the coaches he covered. He was an encyclopedia of knowledge when it came to the local high schools. He’d talk about former Princeton High greats like Paul Miles, Marv Trotman, Saskia Webber and Ailey Penningroth like he has just seen them compete last week. He could also pull out the name of some of the most obscure athletes off the top of his head. George meant to a lot to myself and so many others not just for what he did professionally, but because he was a Hall of Famer as a person as well. George O’Gorman is gone much too soon and I’ll miss my friend.

Continued from Page 10A The camp in Beijing was a first for Princeton and the ECAC. It is an effort that will hopefully continue. “It was a pilot program to bring college coaches over to help build the game in front of the Winter Olympics in 2022,” Fogarty said. “It was a first-year program and I thought it went very well. “We were treated exceptionally well. We saw the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and did some other sightseeing. We were treated to authentic cuisine. I think I ate some things that I am not sure what they were. It was a great experience, 180 degrees from what I expected. You hear about going to a foreign country halfway around the world and you’re not sure what to expect. But it was a great experience.” After the two weeks of camp in Beijing, McNally headed to Shenzhen for another week of camp, where he was helped by a Princeton player, Alex Riche. “In Beijing it was ECAC/Princeton,” McNally said. “Steve Hagwell and Ron Fogarty and Kevin Moore, they were all there. I went and helped out. The Shenzhen

version was also call ECAC/PU but it was myself and (current PU player) Alex Riche. He is a Chinese National. His mother is from China. He visited his grandparents and then helped me run the camp.” For McNally, the hope is that this was not a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “I definitely want to do it again,” he said. “Kun Lun Red Star organized it. They are interested in growing the sport. They are the ones who brought us all over. There are certainly a lot of kids over there that want to come to American schools. The idea of Princeton University being there was exciting. The Ivy League and ECAC being represented was special. “I had a great time doing it. I was talking with Mike Towns, who is a coach from American International College and had played for Ron and was there helping with the camp, and we said this could be a rink in Massachusetts right now. It’s the same everywhere. It’s kids playing hockey. If you take the Chinese writing off the boards it is the same as any rink in the United States.”

Loyaltees Continued from Page 10A “I am happy I helped bring a championship for Davon. He deserves it. He works hard.” While players like Davidson, Black, Terence Bailey, Vince Anfield and Eric Murdock Jr. brought a veteran presence to the Loyaltees lineup, Blue gave the team a youthful spark. He spent last year at Covenant College Prep and will play for Lincoln University in Philadelphia, which is coached by Doug Overton, beginning this year. He’ll head there off a strong performance in the finals. “I just wanted to win a championship,” Blue said. “After we lost the first one (of the series), I thought we shouldn’t have lost that game. I thought now we have to go hard and win a championship. It was good to be a part of it. I knew Davon and he got me onto this team. “I feels good to play with grown men. Some are stronger and faster. Now I am feeling better about going and playing in

college. The first game they beat us on rebounds and we didn’t play good defense. Last game we came out and rebounded better and did it on defense.” Black was instrumental in putting the team together and was happy to see additions like Blue, Anfield and Murdock Jr. work out and lead to a title. “Zahrion played great,” Black said. “At first he was a little overwhelmed playing with this much talent and he wasn’t sure how to get his and he was forcing it a little early. But then with the veteran leadership that we have with me playing in the league 10-plus years, (Bailey) playing in the league eight-plus years, Vince and Nick everyone was teaching him the game and he has been something special. “The whole group of guys, everybody came in and it didn’t matter if they only played a few seconds, they came in and gave us energy. It feels good to finally get one.” Zavon Johnson finished with 33 points in the loss for NJ Spiritwear.


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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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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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• Dairy, and Farm Crop Shows • Sheep, Goat & Rabbit Shows • Pedal Tractor Pull • 4-H Exhibits • Vegetable Exhibits

• Pig races • Antique Tractors • Rides • Music • All Kinds of Food • Fireworks Friday • Dog Demonstrations

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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,

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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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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.


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