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Mulligan: Princeton woes stem from affordable housing By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer

A Cranbury Township committeeman has blamed rising school costs in Princeton not on Cranbury students who attend Princeton High School, but rather on what he described as a mismanaged affordable housing plan in Princeton that he maintains will drive up taxes and school enrollment. Committeeman Daniel P. Mulligan III, reacting on Aug. 7 to a citizens’ lawsuit seeking to invalidate the recently approved

extension of the send-receive agreement between Cranbury and Princeton, pivoted to what he considered the bigger problem. “I find it remarkable the residents of Princeton have not clued in that they should not be worried about the Board of Education and that they should be worried about their mayor and council and how they royally screwed up their affordable housing obligations,” Mulligan said by phone. “And because of that, that’s the real impact on their housing situation, on their school situation and their costs going forward.

If their town council and mayor had any idea of what they needed to do in order to manage the affordable housing obligation, they would not nearly have any of the concerns they have right now at the Board of Education and the funding they need going forward for school,” Mulligan said. Based on a ruling earlier this year by a state Superior Court judge sitting in Trenton, Princeton has an affordable housing obligation of 753 units from 1999 to 2025. Some of that total has been reached, but to meet its courtordered mandate, municipal of-

ficials have projected that nearly 1,260 units of new housing would have to be constructed in a plan that relies heavily on so-called inclusionary zoning to have market rate and affordable housing. “I take issue with his statement,” Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert said on Aug. 7 of Mulligan. “I think one of the things that makes Princeton a great community to live in is our economic diversity and I think it’s important for us to continue to invest in our affordable housing. And as a practical matter, it’s also important for us to abide by court rulings.”

Lempert pointed to growth projections for the Princeton Public Schools which show the expected enrollment bump at the high school is “largely” coming from the lower grades. “It has nothing to do with the town’s affordable housing plan,” she said. Lempert has recused herself from any decision on the plan since some of the proposed properties where new housing is called for are owned by Princeton University, her husband’s employer.


National Night Out brings police and residents together By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer

As a hot summer afternoon turned into a hot summer evening, members of the Cranbury Police Department found themselves in Village Park on Aug. 7 with members of the community they serve. The lights on a police vehicle were flashing, but there was no emergency, just plenty of music and food at an event to bring the community and law enforcement together. National Night Out, celebrated in towns around the country, came back to Cranbury for a fifth year in a row. Police were out in full force, with every member of the department present, said Police Officer Michael Cipriano, who helped to organize the event. In one corner of the park, Lt. Giuseppe DeChiara was serving hamburgers and other free treats from inside a food truck, as customers, old and young, came looking for a bite to eat. Children worked on their cups or cones of ice cream or ice pops when they weren’t playing, running around or posing for pictures on a fire truck. At a time when there have been tensions nationally between police and some communities, events like this are intended to foster positive interactions between law enforcement and the public. Towns across the state were having similar outdoor par-

ties. “In today’s day and age, it means a lot to have this level of support from the community,” Cipriano said. The former chief of the police department, Harry Kleinkauf, who attended National Night Out, agreed. “I think it’s phenomenal,” said Kleinkauf, as he worked on a cheeseburger. He called the event “one of the best things that could happen to promote unity” with the public. Scheduled to last three hours, National Night Out was sponsored locally by the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 68, of which Cipriano is the president, and the township. That meant for the public, all the food, ice cream and children’s entertainment came at no cost. “DJ Reggie,” a staple of the event, had the children dancing and getting worked up, as their parents watched. Cipriano estimated the crowd size at close to 300 people. Fellow Police Officer Doug Mayer, a vice president of the police union, said the turnout for National Night Out has been steady every year. This year, a new item at the event included a food truck, where DeChiara was passing out hamburgers and slices of pizza. Police Chief Rickey Varga, who was on hand for part of the evening, called it a “fantastic event” that brings the community together.

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Danny Rodriguez and his son, Gavin, are thrilled as they get to check out a police vehicle during Tuesday’s National Night Out. Bottom left, at 18 months old, little Caitlin dances her heart out. Bottom right, Caroline Bradley playfully scowls behind bars as kids got to go inside police vehicles.

East Windsor celebrates National Night Out By Lea Kahn Staff Writer

Despite the muggy weather, more than 2,000 people turned out to celebrate East Windsor Township’s annual National Night Out festivities Tuesday night. At least 70 community groups and businesses set up shop at the

National Night Out event at the East Windsor P.A.L. fields on Airport Road to provide information about themselves, as well as giveaways supporting the National Night Out theme. Children and adults alike could see police, fire and emergency medical technicians’ equipment, and also watch a K-9 dog demonstrate its ability to detect illegal drugs. There were child car safety seat inspections, and demonstrations by the American Red Cross. Identification cards for children were issued at the parents’ request. For children, there was a fire hose demonstration, an inflatable moon bounce, a rock climbing wall and face painting, as well as musical entertainment and lots of food. The goal of National Night Out, which is held across the See NIGHT, Page 4A

RISE gathering supplies for backpack drive By Lea Kahn Staff Writer

A backpack full of new school supplies seems like a small thing, but to a child, it spells a fresh start for the new school year. That’s why RISE has launched its annual “RISE Has Your Backpack” school supplies drive, for donors to contribute school supplies and for volunteers to help fill the backpacks. RISE, a Hightstown-based nonprofit group, filled 573 backpacks last year and its goal now is to fill 600 backpacks with pencils, pens, erasers, notebooks, rulers, water bottles and insulated lunch

bags. Every backpack given to a child through the “RISE Has Your Backpack” drive is filled with new school supplies so the children can look and feel ready for the new school year, said Leslie Koppel, RISE’s executive director. “There is something really powerful about giving a kid a backpack. It enables the child to have the experiences they deserve as children,” Koppel said. “It doesn’t matter what the child’s home is like. They have the same chance as everyone else by getting school supplies and

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being prepared for the first day of school.” RISE, which operates a summer camp for children, provides each camper with a backpack, but the backpack program is open to any child who can show a report card from the East Windsor Regional, Monroe Township, Cranbury, Millstone Township and Roosevelt school districts, Koppel said. “We do not ask for proof of income, only that the child is registered in a local school district,” she said. School supplies that are es-

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Exhibit. The Gourgaud Gallery will host “Celebration” by Creative Collective Group. An open studio event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 19. All events are free and open to the public. 23A North Main Street, Cranbury.  Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 19, 1-3 p.m. For more information check the Gourgaud Gallery site on Facebook, or at  www.gourgaudgallery. blogspot. com  and  www. Call for Teaching Artists. The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion is looking for local artists to teach a fun and unique CRANBRY PRESS WINDSOR-HIGHTS HERALD 100 Overlook Center, 2nd Floor Princeton, NJ 08540 609-924-3244 Cranbury Press Windsor-Hights Herald (USPS 683-360) is published every Friday by Packet Media LLC., 100 Overlook Center, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540. Periodicals postage paid at Princeton, NJ 08540. Postmaster: send address changes to Cranbury Press Windsor-Hights Herald, 100 Overlook Center, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540. Mail Subscription Rates The current Auto Renewal rate is $10.11 and is charged on a quarterly basis. The 1 year standard rate is $50.93. Out-of-country rates are available on request All advertising published in The Princeton Packet is subject to the applicable rate card, copies of which are available from the advertising department. The Packet reserves the right not to accept an advertiser’s order. Only publication of an advertisement shall constitute final acceptance.

6-week series of afterschool art lessons for kids. 299 Parkside Ave, Trenton. For more information, email education@ellarslie. org by August 24.

Through Fri., Aug. 31

Healing in Nature. D&R Greenway Land Trust is partnering with HomeFront’s ArtSpace program for the first time to present this exhibit in D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton. Free admission. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  This partnership showcases artwork created by homeless people who have benefited from the HomeFront Family Campus in Ewing, where calming influences and a healing garden enable a much-needed break with fresh air, the beauty and solace that only nature provides.

Through Fri., Sept. 7

Loss Event, Ryann Casey. This show is part

Brainerd Lake, North Main Street, Village Park, Cranbury Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey may have aquatic pesticides applied on or between 15 August 2018 and 14 September 2018 for aquatic weed/algae control with Reward (diquat dibromide) and/or Aquathol K (endothall), and/or Clipper (flumioxazin), and/or Aquapro (glyphosate) and/or Captain (copper) and/or copper sulfate by boat equipment by Princeton Hydro, LLC (NJDEP #97186A), 1108 Old York Road, Ringoes NJ 08551. There may be an irrigation/watering restriction for up to 3-5 days. Upon request, the pesticide applicator or applicator business shall provide a resident with notification at least 12 hours prior to the application, except for Quarantine and Disease Vector Control only, when conditions necessitate pesticide applications sooner than that time. Emergency Information, contact NJ Poison Information and Education System 800-222-1222, National Pesticide Information Center 800-858-7378 for routine health inquiries, information about signs/symptoms of pesticide exposure, Pesticide Control Program 609-984-6666 “This number is for pesticide regulation information, pesticide complaints and health referrals”. Other information contact Tyler Overton, Princeton Hydro, LLC, Aquatic Operations Manager 908-237-5660.

of an on-going series by Ryann Casey based in the U.S. National Park system, Loss Event utilizes both analog and digital photography, alongside nonsilver processes, to explore the intersection of personal loss and environmental degradation through the filter of memory and grief. JKC Gallery, 137 N. Broad St., Trenton.  mccc. edu/jkcgallery.

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Airing Out the Attic: Selections from the Fine Arts Collection. Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion – Cadwalader Park, Trenton. For more information, call (609)  9893632 or visit

Through January 2019

40 for 40 Exhibit. Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion – Cadwalader Park, Trenton. For more information, call  (609)  989-3632 or visit

Fri., Aug. 10

End of Summer Reading Party, 10:30 a.m. at the Twin Rivers Library, 276 Abbington Dr., East Windsor. Join us to celebrate your summer reading achievements. Activities/ crafts/raffle prizes/light refreshments.  Registration preferred. Baby & Toddler Time from 10:30-11 am at the Hightstown Memorial Library,  114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. For children ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver. Join us for singing & rhyming fun followed by play time with

the library’s toys. Movie: “Dreamgirls” at 2 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Join us for a screening of the popular movie. Rated PG13, 129 minutes. A small snack  will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. No registration is necessary. Science 4 Fun  from  3-4:30 pm  at the Hightstown Memorial Library,  114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. Learn scientific concepts and terminology through fun hands-on experiments and stories. This program is led by a local Girl Scout.  Each session features different topics and experiments.  Registration required beginning Friday, 8/3 at, under “Programs.”

Sat., Aug. 11

Writers’ Group, 2 – 5 p.m. at the Twin Rivers Library, 276 Abbington Dr., East Windsor. Bring five pages of a work-in-progress to discuss. 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

Museum tour. Cranbury Museum, 4 Park Place East,  1-4 p.m.  Take a tour of this lovely house museum and see the exhibit, “When George Came to Town: June 28, 1778.” “Real Diamond” Trib-

ute to Neil Diamond Concert. This 11-piece professional band is dedicated to the faithful recreation of the live Neil Diamond experience. The band’s renditions of many of his greatest hits will include “Cherry Cherry,” “Holly, Holy,” “Kentucky Woman,” “Cracklin Rosie,” “Sweet Caroline,” “America,” “Love on the Rocks,” and many more.  The concert will be held at 6 p.m. at Etra Lake Park. All of the  free  summer concert and family night series is made possible by the generous donations of many area businesses.  If inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors to the Melvin H. Kreps Middle School auditorium.  In the event of questionable weather, call the East Windsor Information Hotline at (609) 443-4000, ext. 400 after 1 P.M. the day of the event. 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

Preschool Art Class from  10:30-11:15 am at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. Preschoolers,  ages 2-6,  will create a different craft or work of art each week with Mrs. Mehta and Miss Poo-

nam. Messy play clothes suggested.  No registration required. Music Mondays, 11 a.m. at the Twin Rivers Library, 276 Abbington Dr., East Windsor.  Play instruments, learn about rhythm, and sing songs with friends. Ages 2 – 5. Lunch Time Guided Meditation  from  12:30-1 pm at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. Join us for guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of the day.  Facilitated  by library staff member Leena, a 11 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation. Adult English Learner Writing Class from 2-3 pm at the Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St. in Hightstown.  Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers). K-6th Grade Tutoring from 4:30-6 pm at the Hightstown Memorial Library,  114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. Children in grades K-6 will get homework help. Registration required in person or by phone at (609) 448-1474. Evening Movie: “10 Cloverfield Way,“ 6 p.m. at the Twin Rivers Library, 276 Abbington Dr., East Windsor. After a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a  widespread chemical attack. Rated PG-13; 103 minutes.

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Youngsters gain inside look at challenges faced by volunteer firefighters

s By Lea Kahn n Staff Writer

1 The yellow fire truck, slights flashing and sirens nblaring, pulled up to the ycurb and stopped. t The doors opened and sseveral firefighters jumped out of the truck, rushed dover to the fire hydrant, 1opened it and connected a -hose. - The fire hose, however, nstayed flat. No water was nneeded because there was .no fire - just a demonstraetion by the young “fireyfighters” to show their paryents what they had learned ein East Windsor Volunteer yFire Co. No. 2’s week-long 1Youth Fire Academy. - The program, which ran from July 30 to Aug. 3, -aimed to introduce young 3people to the world of fire-fighting and emergency -services, Fire Chief Mario -Batista said. This was the sfirst time the camp had hbeen offered in many years. t At the Youth Fire Acad-

emy, 18 youngsters between the ages of 10 and 15 learned what firefighters do. Police officers and emergency medical technicians visited the camp to tell the children what they do. The campers also learned about 911 emergency communications through a visit by a representative from Mercer County Central Communications, which handles fire and EMS calls. On a Saturday morning, the children were given a chance to show off their new skills at the East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2 firehouse on Twin Rivers Drive. Once they had simulated hooking up a hose between the fire truck and the fire hydrant, one of the “firefighters” raised a ladder against the firehouse. He climbed up a couple of rungs and then came down. Batista explained that firefighters put ladders up

against the four sides of a building so they can climb down them to escape the fire if they are on an upper floor and cannot walk down the steps. Firefighters also put ladders up against a building so they can climb onto the roof. They may need to poke holes in the roof to let out hot gases, which are toxic. The holes in the roof create a chimney effect, allowing the heat and smoke from a fire to escape, Batista said. Doing so clears the interior of the building, so firefighters can find the flames and put them out. A firefighter never enters a burning building without wearing a mask and an air tank, known as a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), Batista said. The tank holds enough oxygen to last about 45 minutes, but may be used up more quickly,

Schwartz and O’Hara claim the board’s use of electronic voting precluded the public from knowing how specific board members voted on that issue. The vote tabulation was available on a screen behind where the board members sit in their meeting room. “To me, it’s absolutely ridiculous they’re challenging” the vote, Mulligan said. Cranbury Committeeman Jay Taylor said on Aug. 7 that he saw no “grounds to vacate the vote.” “I’m not concerned that

a judge will turn around and vacate the vote,” he said. Cranbury Chief School Administrator and Principal Susan L. Genco and Cranbury Board of Education President Karen Callahan declined to comment this week on the lawsuit. Schwartz had been critical of extending the agreement with Cranbury from 2020 to 2030. For the upcoming school year, an anticipated 280 students from Cranbury will attend Princeton High School. Cranbury will pay $4.8 million to Princeton in tuition for those students.

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East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company 2 cadets display how to properly use a fire extinguisher as part of a series of courses demonstrating lessons learned at the academy. The company held its graduation for the Junior Fire Academy on Aug 4.



Continued from Page 1A e - School officials in n Princeton are planning a n $129.6 million facilities - referendum, expected for n November, to help meet y growing enrollment that is projected to exceed 4,500 0 students in 2027. . This comes as residents , Joel Schwartz and his wife, t Corrine O’Hara, last month - sued the Princeton Board a of Education in Superior o Court, Trenton, seeking s to invalidate the vote the d board took on June 12 to d extend the send-receive agreement with Cranbury to 2030.






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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

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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. Upcoming forays in August and September include trips to Stephens State Park in Hackettstown, Teetertown Ravine/Crystal Springs preserves in Lebanon Township, Stokes State Forest in Branchville, Thompson/Helmetta County Park in Jamesburg and Cattus Island County Park in Toms River. There’s also a “Fungus Fest” on Sept. 23 at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown. To learn more about how to put the “fun” in fungi, visit the NJ Mycological Association website at www.njmyco. org. Michele S. Byers is executive director of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation in Morristown.

Night Continued from Page 1A United States on the first Tuesday in August, is to promote cooperation among police, local government officials and citizens to stop crime. Those goals were reinforced in a mayoral proclamation issued by East Windsor Township Mayor Janice S. Mironov, which stated that the event “is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for - and participation in - local programs to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.”

The goal is to send a message to criminals that East Windsor Township residents and the Police Department have joined forces to fight crime, the mayoral proclamation stated. “National Night Out was a tremendous success,” Mayor Mironov said, adding that Chief of Police James Geary and Detective Joseph Gorski worked hard to ensure that the event was a success. Mayor Mironov also praised the volunteer fire company and rescue squad members, as well as the businesses and organizations that supported the event.

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depending on the firefight-er’s physical condition. e If a firefighter is trying rto put out a fire inside a sbuilding and the conditions aworsen, he or she needs dto get out. Sometimes, a firefighter has to knock a hole in the wall of one room to escape to an adjoining room. The campers showed how they would dsqueeze through that openhing. o Perhaps the most im-portant task a firefighter -performs is to check the building for victims who nmay be trapped by the fire. eTwo young fire campers -demonstrated search techiniques - entering a room and crawling on the floor, ekeeping one hand in contact with the wall for orin entation and the other hand , reaching out for a possible avictim. k If a firefighter or a victtim is injured, the other firefighters have to pull out tthat person. The fire camp.ers looped a rope around a “downed” firefighter, a ydummy dressed in firefighter turnout gear, and pulled him to safety. East Windsor Mayor Janice S. Mironov, who turned out for the endof-camp demonstration, praised the volunteer firefighters who leave their jobs and families when -they are summoned, because they care about the community. Mironov also recognized the 18 youngsters swho attended the Youth Fire Academy and who gained firsthand knowledge about some of the tasks and duties performed by firefighters. “I know it was just a

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The East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company 2 held its graduation for the Junior Fire Academy on Aug 4. The cadets display how to hook up the hose from the truck and the fire hydrant. week, but I hear it was a packed week,” Mironov said, reminding the children they can take their new knowledge and skills with them. Noah Schwartz was one of the 18 youngsters who signed up for the Youth Fire Academy. He said he was interested in attending a summer camp where he could learn something. Noah, 13, who will be in the eighth grade at the Melvin H. Kreps Middle School, said he lives near the firehouse and has watched the fire trucks leave the building. He has also watched the volunteer firefighters when they drill. Noah said he was most interested in the dispatching system. The dispatchers alert the firefighters about a fire and keep in constant contact with them. If a dispatcher makes a mistake, there could be serious consequences, Noah said. Maddy Matamoros, 15, who also attended the Youth Fire Academy, was a little familiar with the fire

department because her father, Milton Matamoros, is a volunteer firefighter with Hightstown Engine Co. No. 1. “(The Youth Fire Academy) was an opportunity for me and my brother to learn more about firefighting,” Maddy said. But as she learned more about what it is all about, she said she would like to become a volunteer firefighter. “It is admirable for firefighters to risk their lives for everyday people they don’t even know,” said Maddy, who attends Hightstown High School. In addition to Noah and Maddy, the Youth Fire Academy attendees included Kaitlyn Batista, Joshua Bosch, Zarabeth Bosch, Emily Dougherty, George Dougherty and Aniyah Douglas. Also, siblings Dylan, Nicole and Olivia Gierman, Nathan Matamoros, Colin McCormick, Valeria Sandoval, siblings Milan and Rohan Shah, Anthony Supoy and Hector Torres.

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Continued from Page 1A pecially needed are backpacks, erasers, pencil boxes, pencil sharpeners, safety scissors, calculators, college-ruled paper, USB flash drives, three-ring binders, highlighters, crayons, glue sticks, tape and rulers. There are three drop-off locations for school supplies: the RISE office at 116 N. Main St., and its Greater Goods Thrift Store, 114 Rogers Ave., both in Hightstown;, and the Monroe Sports Center, 4 Farrington Blvd., Monroe Township. With school supplies

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coming in to the drop-off locations, volunteers are needed to help fill the backpacks at the two RISE locations and at the Monroe Sports Center, said Maria Cunningham, RISE’s volunteer event coordinator. “As a volunteer, it is always amazing to work with local businesses, churches and generous individuals who give to RISE and make the drive possible,” Cunningham said. For more information about donating school supplies or to sign up to fill the backpacks, visit www.

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Local coaches look to help ice hockey grow in China

fBy Bob Nuse eSports Editor Both Ron Fogarty and Ian McNally had no idea e what to expect when they a headed to China to instruct at ice hockey camps. What both coaches found out while they were hin China was that when it scomes right down to it, ice shockey is ice hockey. e Fogarty, the head men’s -ice hockey coach at Princeton University, and McnNally, the head ice hockey -coach at the Hun School, lspent 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

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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.” 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 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.”  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 Olym-

pics 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 oncein-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.”


~ Obituary ~

Earl Edward Eiker On November 8, 2017, Earl Edward Eiker, beloved husband of the late Maureen (Drake) Eiker, loving father of Elizabeth Eiker Cavanaugh and her husband Paul Gerard Cavanaugh, Earl Edward Eiker, Jr., and his wife Shelby Ann Hopkins and Catherine Eiker Brennan and her husband Alan Brennan, dear brother of Walter Eiker, cherished grandfather of Paul Gerard, Sean Patrick, Ryan James and Kyle Joseph Cavanaugh and Maeve Elizabeth, Lily Alexandra and Liam Edward Brennan. Mr. Eiker was a Cranbury resident all of his young life. He was a graduate of Trenton Catholic High School, Class of 1959 where he excelled at sports, especially baseball. Mr. Eiker worked as a Civil Engineer prior to his retirement. He earned his Masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Delaware. Friends and Family may gather for a graveside service for the interment of Mr. Eiker’s cremains on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at Westminster Cemetery, Maplewood Ave., Cranbury, NJ at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Father Leon Inverso officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Barlow & Zimmer Funeral Home, 202 Stockton St, Hightstown, NJ 08520.


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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Pam Hersh

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.


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


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

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

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Mary Saba 609-921-1900 Princeton Office

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

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

Michael Jarvis 609-448-1400 East Windsor Office

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

Sandy Loarca 609-921-1900 Princeton Office

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

Joseph Baylis 609-448-1400 East Windsor Office

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

Rana Bernhard 908-874-8100 Hillsborough Office

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

Eric Roney 609-448-1400 East Windsor Office

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

Beatrice Bloom 609-921-1900 Princeton Office

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

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Yoomi Moon 609-799-3500 Princeton Jct. Office

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

609-921-1900 Princeton Office

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

Hajira Hilal 908-874-8100 Hillsborough Office

Veronica Vilardo 609-799-3500 Princeton Jct. Office

Francesca D’Antuono 908-874-8100 Hillsborough Office

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

Norma Cohen 908-874-8100 Hillsborough Office

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

Atreyee Dasgupta 609-799-3500 Princeton Jct. Office

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

Lori Janick 609-799-3500 Princeton Jct. Office

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

Lidia Walega 908-874-8100 Hillsborough Office

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