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Cranbury committee candidates discuss issues By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer

Government spending, a new public library project and the local impact of New Jersey officials possibly legalizing recreational marijuana emerged as some of the issues the three hopefuls for Cranbury Township Committee weighed in on at a candidates forum Oct. 9, less than a month before the election. Democratic incumbents Jay Taylor and Michael J. Ferrante and Republican challenger

Wayne Wittman spent two hours before approximately 100 voters at the annual Woman’s Club of Cranbury candidates night in the large group room at Cranbury School. At a time when state officials are considering legalizing recreational marijuana, Wittman said he opposed allowing a recreational marijuana shop in a residential zone. He offered that once a law is put out, he would prefer to have a voter referendum on the issue. “I’m going to leave that up to

the town of Cranbury to decide this one,” he said. Ferrante said he “would support zoning or other regulations that would prohibit or restrict that happening in our town to the limit of the restriction of what the state puts on that.” The Township Committee, in advance of any law change, voted in March to prohibit the retail sale of marijuana locally, a measure Taylor backed. Cranbury is already home to a medical marijuana dispensary. “Medical marijuana is con-

trolled, it’s no different to me than CVS or Rite Aid,” Taylor said. “But I do not agree with the idea of retail marijuana in the community.” Of the possibility of Cranbury merging with another municipality, all the candidates agreed it was a bad idea. Taylor said the state is “pushing” to consolidate towns like Cranbury. “I want to fight consolidation,” Taylor said. “I hope everybody, no matter who gets on this board, will stand with the board in the fu-

ture to fight any consolidation of our community into an adjacent community,” Wittman said. “We all worked way too hard to bring in the industrial base, preserve our farmland and keep taxes as low as possible to give that away to an adjacent community.” Ferrante called for defending against consolidation. “I don’t suggest we can do better than what we’ve done and I would strongly fight consolidation,” he said.

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Tickets available for tour of historic Hightstown homes By Lea Kahn Staff Writer

If you are curious about the house with five porches at 513 S. Main St., Hightstown, or maybe the Craftsman-style bungalow at 402 S. Main St., now is your chance to take a peek inside. The two houses are among five residences that will be featured on the Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society’s house tour Oct. 21. The five houses, all in Hightstown, will be open to the public from 1-5 p.m. Tickets for the house tour are $20 for adults and $5 for children in advance, and may be purchased at the Perennial Home, 119 W. Ward St. Tickets will be available for $25 on the day of the tour and may be purchased at the historical society headquarters at 164 N. Main St. The theme of the house tour - “A Walk through Time” - is reflected in the selection of houses. All of the houses are on South Main Street and are within walking distance of each other. The oldest house on the tour is known as the John C. Ward House at 314 S. Main St. It was built circa 1864. The newest house on the tour is known as the Milton H. Cunningham Sr. House at 503 S. Main St., built circa 1912. The tour is self-guided, said Shirley Olsen, who chairs the historical society’s house tour committee. A docent will be waiting inside each house to talk about the house, who was its original owner, when was it built, and also to point out the architectural details that make the house special. Antique cars will be parked in front of each house, courtesy of the Central Jersey Antique Car Club. Floral arrangements designed by the Rocky Brook Garden Club will be placed in each house. The house closest to the center of Hightstown is the John C. Ward House at 314 S. Main St., which was built circa 1864. Although the home has undergone some changes on the exterior, many original features have been

preserved - the Franklin stove, the oak staircase and detailed woodwork. The house has changed hands many times and previous owners have included James Turp, a former mayor. The house, which belongs to Doug and Kathleen Mariboe, was purchased by his parents, Herb and Jane Mariboe, in 1966. A few doors down stands the Melville P. Chamberlin House at 321 S. Main St. It was built circa 1905 for Chamberlin and his wife, Anna. The Peddie School bought the residence in 1942 to serve as the headmaster’s house and named it the Swetland House, in honor of Roger W. Swetland, a former headmaster. The last headmaster to live in the house was John F. Green. After he retired and moved in 2013, the Peddie School renovated the house. It now serves as a retreat for invited guests from around the world. The house has 11-foot ceilings on the first floor, as well as original stained glass windows and woodwork. The bungalow-style house at 402 S. Main St., built in 1911, is known as the Eldridge House for the family that built it, George and Sally Eldridge. The house was passed down to their son, George Eldridge, and his wife, Isabelle Perrine Eldridge. She grew up in the house next door. The Zaiser family bought the house from Mrs. Eldridge in 1990. They have restored and modernized the house, keeping the feel of the Arts and Crafts period when the house was built. There is an original MacIntosh chair in the living room, along with a blend of Mission style and modern furniture. The Milton H. Cunningham Sr. House at 503 S. Main St. was built in the American foursquare style in 1912. Cunningham was

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Five beautiful, local homes will be part of this year’s Hightstown house tour. Dubbed “A Walk through Time,” attendees will spend four hours in houses that date to the turn of the 20th century.

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Residents enjoy community at Hightstown Harvest Fair By Lea Kahn Staff Writer

You’re never too young to learn about your hometown and that’s why Michelle Cull and her husband brought their infant son to the Harvest Fair in Hightstown last weekend. “We live pretty close by and we want to introduce our son to his hometown. Jackson is 3 months old,” Cull said at the fair, which was held Oct. 6. “So far, we have seen the fire truck. I think he likes looking around.” It was the first time the Cull family had taken in all of the sights and sounds of the Harvest

Fair. It was also the first time the Walkowsky family, Steve Walkowsky and his wife, Yluska Walkowsky, attended the Harvest Fair with their two daughters. The family lives in East Windsor. “We came here for fun. We try to do different things on the weekend,” Steve Walkowsky said. “We are glad that’s what we did,” his wife added. There were certainly enough activities for the Cull family, the Walkowsky family and the dozens of other families who wandered up and down the middle of South Main Street - which was

closed to traffic during the fair as they checked out the vendors’ booths or watched the young entertainers who signed up to show off their skills. The young dancers of A Place to Dance drew onlookers as they demonstrated their skills near the First Baptist Church. Their dance routines drew plenty of applause from the visitors. There was a wide assortment of vendors who featured everything from arts and crafts to jewelry. One booth offered soccer balls, soccer team T-shirts and key chains in Spanish. While many businesses set

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up booths to let the public know about them, such as the Dance Corner, A Place to Dance, Tax Accounting Experts, CMB Karate and Brazen Martial Arts, there were many more nonprofit groups that had set up shop. The Knights of Columbus had a booth on South Main Street, as did the Knights of Pythias. SciCore Academy, which is a private school for science and the humanities, set up shop to explain its mission. NJ Veg had a booth dedicated to spreading the word about a vegan diet - one without any ani-

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Zentangle Drawing Class. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. This is a three-session class held Wednesday

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Take Notice, that in accordance with NJSA 39:10A-8 et seq., application has been made to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, to receive title papers authorizing the sale of 2003 International 4000 1HTMMAAN03H595057 on 10/22/2018 8:00am by means of a public/private sale. This described motor vehicle which came into possession of Cranbury Service Center through abandonment or failure of owners to claim it may examined at 44 HightstownCranbury Station Rd Cranbury, NJ 08512. Objections to this sale, if any, should be made immediately in writing to the following address: State of NJ, Motor Vehicle Commission, Special Titles Unit, 225 East State St, PO Box 017, Trenton, NJ 08666

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To conform with the Sunshine Laws regarding meetings, the Monroe Township Board of Education hereby gives notice that the Board of Education will hold a Public Board of Education Meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Monroe Township High School, 200 Schoolhouse Road, Monroe Township, New Jersey 08831. Formal action will be taken at this meeting. Respectfully submitted, Michael C. Gorski, CPA Business Administrator/Board Secretary CP/WHH, 1x, 10/12/19 Fee: $13.02 Affidavit: $15.00 NOTICE TO ABSENT DEFENDANTS

Docket No. F-035027-15 Superior Court of New Jersey Chancery Division Middlesex County

(L.S.) STATE OF NEW JERSEY TO: ACB Receivables Management, Inc. Maria Negron

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND REQUIRED to serve upon McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, counsel for the plaintiff, with an address of 99 Wood Avenue South, Suite 803, Iselin, NJ 08830, with a telephone number of 732-902-5399, an Answer to the Amended Complaint filed in a civil action where The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-9 is the plaintiff and Javier Rivera, et al. is the defendant. The action is pending in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Middlesex County, and bears Docket No. F-035027-15. Your Answer must be filed within thirty-five (35) days of October 12, 2018, excluding that date, or if this publication runs after October 12, 2018, within thirty-five (35) days after the actual date of publication, excluding that date. If you fail to file an Answer, judgment by default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Amended Complaint. You shall file your Answer and Proof of Service in duplicate with the Clerk of the Superior Court, Hughes Justice Complex – CN 971, Trenton, NJ 08625, with a copy to McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, in accordance with the NJ Rules of Court. This action has been instituted for the purpose of (1) foreclosing a mortgage dated April 25, 2007 made by Javier Rivera and Luz Rivera, his wife, as Mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., its successors and assigns, recorded in the Middlesex County Clerk's Office on June 4, 2007 in Book 12395, page 0296, which mortgage was assigned to the above named Plaintiff, which has the right to enforce the note secured by the mortgage; and (2) to recover possession of the land and premises commonly known as 41 Fabiszewski Way, Borough of Sayreville, Parlin, NJ 08859 and is further described as Lot 47, Block 366. If you are unable to obtain an attorney, you may communicate with the New Jersey Bar Association by calling 732-249-5000. You may also contact the Lawyer Referral Service of the County of venue by calling (732) 828-0053. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may contact the Legal Services office of the County of venue by calling (732) 249-7600. YOU, ACB Receivables Management Inc. is joined as a party defendant because of the following civil judgment entered by the Clerk of the Superior Court of New Jersey, which may be against Plaintiff’s Mortgagor, Luz Rivera: Judgment Debtor: Luz Rivera Judgment Creditor: ACB Receivables Management Inc., assignee of Central Jersey Emergency Medicine Date Docketed: February 11, 2014 Judgment Amount: $201.00 Judgment Number: DJ-027364-2014 YOU, Maria Negron is joined as a party defendant because of the following civil judgment entered by the Clerk of the Superior Court of New Jersey, which may be against Plaintiff’s Mortgagor, Javier Rivera: Judgment Debtor: Javier E. Rivera Judgment Creditor: Maria Negron Date Docketed: September 5, 2007 Judgment Number: J-240771-2007 Judgment Action: Child Support Judgment Amount: Unknown; varies from date to date Michelle M. Smith Clerk of Superior Court of New Jersey

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afternoons; must register for all three classes. All supplies provided by The Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 10 a.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Register  online at www.mcl.org or call the Reference desk at (609) 448-0957. Movie: “Arsenic and Old Lace.”  Join us for a screening of the classic movie. Not rated, 118 minutes. A small snack will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. No registration is necessary. 2 p.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 138  Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Hightstown Library Association  Fall Book Sale-BAG DAY!  Find literary treasures, movies & music for sale at great prices! $3 per bag! Purchases support programs and materials for the library. Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St. in Hightstown. Baby & Toddler Time.  For children ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver. Join us for singing & rhyming fun followed by play time with the library’s toys. 10:30-11 a.m. Hightstown Memorial Library,  114 Franklin St., Hightstown.

Sat., Oct. 13

St. David’s Annual Fantasy Auction. Doors open 5:30 p.m. View live and silent auction items as well as “tricky  tray” treasures while enjoying yummy appetizers  and desserts.  Live auction begins at 7 p.m. Credit cards

will be accepted. Featured items include: gift cards, themed baskets, wine baskets.  Offerings large and small for all budgets. Come out for a fun night with our delightful  auctioneer Suzanne!  Door prizes and a few surprises are planned. Please join us and bring a friend or two. Admission: $12. St. David’s Church, 90 S. Main St., Cranbury. For more information, call  609-655-4731 or visit www.stdavidscranbury.com. Hightstown Library Association  Fall Book Sale-BAG DAY!  Find literary treasures, movies & music for sale at great prices! $3 per bag! Purchases support programs and materials for the library. Hightstown Memorial Library, 114 Franklin St. in Hightstown.

Through Sun., Oct. 14

“American Idiot.” A story of youthful disillusion will be told in the rousing renegade musical “American Idiot,” featuring the music of Green Day, coming to Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre.  Adapted from Green Day’s 2004 concept album, the Pennington Players get ready to turn up the  volume Fridays, Oct. 5 and 12 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 6 and 13 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 7 and  14 at 2 p.m.  Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Oct. 5. (Parental advisory: This show  is rated R.) Tickets are $20 for all

and may be purchased online at www.kelseytheatre. net or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-5703333.  Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater.

Mon., Oct. 15

Bytes and Bites: Tech Q&A. Come meet Jay Oliver, our new Technology Specialist, and have a “tasty bite” with coffee or tea. Ask  Jay your tech questions and he’ll find the answers! Enroll online or at the library. 11:30 a.m. Cranbury Public Library, 23 N. Main St., Cranbury. Mystery Book Club.  The group will be discussing “The Surgeon” by Tess Gerritson. New members  are always welcome and no registration is necessary.  7 p.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 138  Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Sing-Along with Kim Yarson.  For ages birth-5 and a caregiver. Dance to Kim’s high-energy guitar music as she plays classics and original songs.  Registration suggested online  at  www.mcl.org, under “Programs.”  10:30-11 a.m. Hightstown Memorial Library,  114 Franklin St., Hightstown. Lunch Time Guided Meditation.  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.  12:30-1 p.m. Hightstown Memorial

Library, 114 Franklin St., Hightstown. Adult English Learner  Writing Class.  Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop in service.  2-3 p.m. Hightstown Memorial Library,  114 Franklin St., Hightstown.

Wed., Oct. 17

Understanding Medicare. Learn the intricacies of the Medicare Program and how to navigate the government webpage. Presented by Golden Years Design of Freehold. 6:30 p.m. Enroll online or at the library. Cranbury Public Library, 23 N. Main St., Cranbury. Paper Crafts with Lonie.  Join us for a paper crafting workshop to create a fun craft. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 2 p.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Please register online at www.mcl.org or call the Reference desk at (609) 448-0957 for assistance. Embroidery Circle.  Whether you are looking to create your first stitch or expand your skills, learn new methods and techniques, or share embroidery art and craft ideas, the Embroidery Circle is open to all skill  levels – including absolute beginners. Bring embroidery projects you are working on to share with others or work  in the good company of fellow embroiders. No registration is necessary.  7 p.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 138  Hickory Cor-

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Officials: Cranbury will seek state funds for road repair By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer

Cranbury officials will seek nearly $786,000 from the Murphy administration to help pay a little more than half the anticipated cost of reconstructing a 1-mile stretch of Brickyard Road.

Municipal officials will apply for a grant asking for $785,995 from the state Department of Transportation, but they won’t find out until next year about the outcome of the application. Committeeman Jay Taylor, speaking after the

Oct. 8 Township Committee meeting, said he was “pretty sure” the town would get something from the state. “I think any grant would be welcome to help us defray the cost of this,” Committeeman Michael J. Ferrante said on Oct. 9. “I

don’t think we’re expecting anywhere near the full amount, but I think we’ll take as much as we can get to help get the project done.” Officials are eyeing reconstructing Brickyard Road from the traffic circle at Route 130 to Hight-

stown-Cranbury Station Road at a cost of $1.285 million, in a job that would take about a month to complete. In terms of funding sources, Cranbury has the ability to use $725,000 that Viridian, the company that bought property in town for

a warehouse development, set aside for Brickyard Road and other road projects in the municipality. Another avenue is to use municipal surplus funds to close any gap between the state grant, the Viridian money and the final project cost.

town has $33 million in “available credit,” but it has roughly $41 million in “future capital needs” that include road repairs and dredging Brainerd Lake. “We don’t have the luxury, unfortunately, of being able to take on the debt for a library,” Taylor said. Wittman said he has committed to library of-

ficials “that if the funding doesn’t come through, we need to come up with a plan B.” He said he does not know what that option would look like. Municipal officials have already donated the land for the project and pledged to pay for the parking lot.

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Taylor has served on the governing body for nine years. He sought to show how, during that time, the township’s financial position has improved: municipal spending is down, debt is $10 million less than in 2007 and the municipal coffers have a healthy surplus. He said officials “focused on needs, not wants.” Going forward, he proposed returning a portion of the surplus in the form of tax relief and retiring more municipal debt. “I’ve sat here and we have preserved over 400 acres of farmland,” Taylor said. “We need to continue to look at how we preserve our community and our history.” In November, voters will select two members of the five-member Township Committee. Wittman originally had a running mate, Nancy Witt, who quit the race shortly after winning the uncontested GOP primary. Her absence means Democrats will hold on to control of the governing body, no matter the outcome of the voting on Nov. 6. At the moment, Democrats hold a 4-1 advantage. A At best, Republicans

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Cranbury Township Committee candidates (from left) Wayne Wittman, Michael J. Ferrante and Jay Taylor were recently on hand to answer residents’ questions. can pick up one of the two seats up for grabs if Wittman succeeds in his political comeback. The former township committeeman spent nine years on the governing body in the 1990s and the 2000s, including a stint at mayor. In his remarks, Wittman said he is running for office again “because I think we can do a better job at making Cranbury a safe place to travel, work and play.” He also touched on the need “to build a sustainable Cranbury” in terms of

the community’s population base to “keep school taxes low.” “Because if we have an influx of 200 or 300 people or more in this community, that could be a tipping point where we might have to do something a little bit that we don’t want to with the school system,” he said. Ferrante, a former Cranbury school board member, filled a vacant seat on the governing body in April, after Committeeman David Cook resigned. Ferrante also has served

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Remember to move and improve your health!

An epidemic is sweeping across the globe and it’s causing a myriad of health problems, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, falls, and poor mental health. The epidemic is physical inactivity … in other words, a sedentary lifestyle. A new study by the World Health Organization found that 28 percent of adults globally – some 1.4 billion people – are at risk from lack of exercise. Thankfully, this epidemic is not contagious and it’s curable! All it takes is movement. And that’s exactly what the World Health Organization is promoting through its “Let’s Be Active” campaign. The World Health Organization recommends getting at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity - or any combination of the two – every week. Health benefits include a lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and breast and colon cancers – plus better mental health and delayed

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onset of dementia. The report uses data from nearly 2 million people from 168 countries, representing 96 percent of the global population. Worldwide, nearly one in four adults show unhealthy levels of inactivity. But in some places, as many as one in three adults are inactive. Not surprisingly, the study found the highest levels of inactivity in wealthier counties where sedentary occupations are common and most people drive or take public transportation to work. The report also identified a gender gap: women are 8 percent less active than men. According to the study, national policies are needed to encourage non-motorized transportation like walking and cycling, and to promote widespread participation in active recreation and sports. The World Health Organization has launched a global action plan to reduce physical inactivity by 10 percent by 2025, and 15 percent by 2030. The plan includes broad policy recommendations, including better urban planning to create “active environments.” These places would have more access to public open space, better walking and bicycle trail networks, integrated planning for development and transportation systems, and policies that promote an active lifestyle. If you’re among the one in four adults who are not physically active, here’s what you can do: • Bicycle to work if possible. • If you drive to work, park your car as far as possible from your office … even when there’s an empty parking spot right next to the door! • If you take public transportation, get off one stop early.

• Walk at lunchtime, and consider “walking meetings” with colleagues. • Whenever possible, take the stairs. • Take exercise classes or use facilities provided by your employer or your health care insurance. • Get to know public parks and nature preserves near you. A walk on an outdoor trail -surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells of nature - is far more effective for boosting mental health than walking the same distance indoors. • Check out programs like Walk with a Doc, in which physicians lead fitness walks and answer participants’ medical questions. To learn more, go to https://walkwithadoc.org/. • Pick a sport or activity you’ve never tried before and look for a beginner class. You might just discover a new passion! It’s a great feeling when you’re having so much fun that you forget you’re exercising. • Invite other people to join you when you exercise. The World Health Organization report is a timely reminder of the human body’s need for physical activity. To read the report, go to  www.thelancet.com/ journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(18)30357-7/ fulltext#articleInformation. And to learn more about preserving New Jersey’s land and natural resources – including parks and preserves – visit the New Jersey Conservation Foundation website at www.njconservation.org or contact me at info@njconservation.org. Michele S. Byers is executive director of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation in Morristown.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Call for volunteers To the editor: At any given moment, a person may require the need of their First Aid Squad (Squad). Once the call to 911 is made, it puts in operation the response of their local volunteer squad that is staffed by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s). Upon arrival, the EMT’s will provide the highest level of medical assistance, outside of a Hospital’s Emergency Department. These professionals are made up of men and women who take their position as an EMT very seriously. They continue to train at their squads and attend classes, to maintain their skills and learn new techniques, so that they

can provide you with the best care available. However, our squad must have members to continue to provide care to those in need and without members, this becomes very hard to do. As such, the current membership of Hightstown First Aid Squad, is making their call to YOU, the citizens of the Borough of Hightstown and our surrounding community, to help us by joining our squad and become EMT’s. We ask that you please consider joining us to help keep our squad viable and more importantly, to continue to provide our community the professional medical care they deserve. If you are interests in joining our squad, you may contact us at; Phone: 609-426-1512, Email: hight-

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School Rams football team to raise money for the RISE food pantry, drew some participants. RISE is a nonprofit group that helps those in need in Hightstown, East Windsor and the surrounding area. A football player sat in the dunk tank, waiting for someone to throw a ball and hit the lever that would dump him into the pool not an especially appealing prospect on a cool autumn day. “OK, Chase, let’s go. Chase, you’ve got three more shots. Oh, so close,” said one of the parents who was manning the dunk tank as he encouraged 5-yearold Chase Wheeler to toss a ball. “One more, one more, one more,” he said, as

Chase threw the ball and hit the target, dumping the football player into the tank with a big splash. And what would a fair be without food? Food trucks set up shop on Stockton Street, which was closed to traffic, to offer everything from cupcakes to Puerto Rican food and Italian food. There were also barbeque pork sandwiches and for the less adventurous, hot dogs, several varieties of hamburgers, French fries, and sausage and pepper sandwiches. But for all, it was a good time and a good chance to get to know Hightstown.

d – eContinued from Page 1A a druggist. The house has touches of Prairie and Arts yand Crafts design elements, such as the leaded glass diamond window panes. The house left the Cunningham family when it was sold in 1984 to the Palilonis family. The new owners are continuing to restore and preserve the house’s original features, such as the beveled glass and wood double entry

doors, the pocket doors between rooms, box beams and the stone fireplace in the living room. The last house on the tour is the Thomas Ely Applegate House at 513 S. Main St. It was built in 1908 by Applegate and his wife, Anna Dey Applegate. He was the son of Edward Taylor Riggs Applegate, who gave his initials, ETRA, to the nearby village of Etra in East Windsor.

The Colonial Revivalstyle house remained in the Applegate family for more than 100 years, until it was sold to the Dilger family in 2017. Many original features remain intact. The windows, doors and waxed oak floors are original. The four bedrooms have transom windows over the doorway to provide ventilation and light. For more information, visit www.hewhs.com.

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mal products, such as eggs, milk, cheese and honey. A ”vegetarian diet, by contrast, excludes meat, fish and poultry. y There were children’s activities, too, an inflatable rbounce house and an inflat,able slide. The young ones rcould paint a pumpkin or -a birdhouse to take home. There was even a dunk htank where a youngster, or oldster, could dump a foot’ ball player in the water. Sand art, mixing colored sand in a small glass d container, and a game of wchance that required tosshing a ping pong ball into a small water-filled container to win a goldfish also were ypopular attractions. - The dunk tank, set up /by the Hightstown High /

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Murphy, state officials commit to addressing NJ Transit problems

By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer

Gov. Phil Murphy joined state officials on Oct. 9 in promising improvements at NJ Transit, where a state-commissioned report released the same day found deficiencies in a public transportation agency that Murphy had called a “national disgrace.” The North Highland Company, a consultant the state Department of Transportation tabbed earlier this year, spent 100 days analyzing NJ Transit, identifying problems and recommending solutions. In particular, the firm found an “absence of strategic planning and a technology roadmap.” In terms of employees, “recruitment policies and processes are

inefficient,” the 166-pagereport said. “NJ Transit struggles with staffing shortages and an insufficient pool of high-quality candidates.” To correct the problem, the consultant recommended, among other things, streamlining “hiring processes by eliminating nonvalue added activities.” Murphy said the audit also calls for having a “streamlined leadership structure” at NJ Transit. On the financial side, NJ Transit’s operational and maintenance costs rose “nearly 30 percent in the past 10 years” in the face of declining subsidies that led NJ Transit “to fund operations through dollars intended for capital projects to meet rising ridership demands.”

“Each of us up here and all of you out there knew there were shortcomings in the way NJ Transit worked at its most basic and elemental level,” Murphy said in the 130-yearold Metuchen, Middlesex County, train station during a press conference at which he was joined by state Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett and others. As trains zipped by outside, Murphy touched on the steps his administration has already taken, including new leadership and increased state funding, to fix NJ Transit, which operates a fleet of 2,220 buses, 1,230 trains and 21 light rail trains. “We knew we needed to

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Gov. Phil Murphy addresses a number of key issues still plaguing the NJ Transit system with state Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez. do more than just, as they say, pop the hood, change a couple of spark plugs and expect the car to run as new,” Murphy said. “We knew we needed to pull out the engine, break it down and assess piece by piece to rebuild it stronger and to ensure safe and reliable long-term performance.” In terms of implementing the recommendations, Murphy said it is doing so where things can be done administratively. Also, officials are working with the state Legislature on changes that require action by lawmakers. “We are not going to let this audit collect dust,” he said. “I’ve said all along this isn’t going to happen overnight. It will require us to constantly step back and assess even as we continue to move forward.” “This report is our opportunity today to start new, to use the document as a foundation to bring NJ Transit into the 21st century and to make it an agency our customers both expect

and deserve,” GutierrezScaccetti said. The state’s transportation chief later touched on the need for NJ Transit to have a strategic plan. Corbett said NJ Transit already has been making changes aimed at producing “more consistent customer experience, with better service reliability and improved communications.” State Sen. Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D-Middlesex), chairman of the Senate transportation committee, and state Sen. Thomas H. Kean Jr. (R-Middlesex, Somerset and Union) joined Murphy in a show of bipartisan solidarity on the issue. “Whatever legislative initiatives are needed to make this right, we’re here to do it,” Diegnan said. Laura Kayne, a Metuchen resident who commutes to work in New York by train, spoke of her experiences using NJ Transit. “On a good day, my train commute can be efficient, productive and, yes, even

enjoyable,” she said. “But unfortunately, those days are few and far between.” She shared how last week, her ride home took more than three hours. “I arrived to find my kids sound asleep meaning that, once again, I completely missed out on that valued quality time,” she said. State Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-Mercer, Hunterdon, Somerset and Middlesex), on Oct. 9 called the audit “long overdue.” He had served on a committee looking into NJ Transit’s problems. “The safety and reliability of our trains must always be at the forefront of the transformation of the agency,” Zwicker said. “Better communication with commuters, improved physical infrastructure, and hiring the best people are all things that should not have taken an audit to highlight. But I welcome this report as a step toward once again making NJ Transit a best-

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Columnist discusses facts, foreign policy and free press at Princeton U. By Jimin Kang Contributor

Political fragmentation in the United States is worrying to Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius, who sees a growing similarity between the U.S. and the troubled countries he has observed during his journalistic career. Ignatius, whose career has taken him around the world to cover various conflicts over the years, criticized President Donald Trump’s “destabilizing” foreign affairs policy and attacks on the press during a visit to Princeton University on Oct. 3. “We’re fragmented to the point that we don’t even share facts in common,” Ignatius said to an audience of approximately 200 people. “That’s scary— we don’t have a factual base for making decisions. That’s something that I’ve seen in every country around the world that basically blew up.”

Having spent ten years writing for the Wall Street Journal prior to the Washington Post, Ignatius criticized Trump’s method of bringing North Korea to the table for denuclearization talks earlier this year. Ignatius believes that despite the historic June 12 summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, changes on the Korean peninsula have been largely driven by Kim, who has been “determined” to “pivot towards economic development.” Though the president touted the meeting as a success, Ignatius believes the recent easing of tensions between South Korea and North Korea serves as an example of a “real denuclearization agreement.” “The model of foreign policy success is what he did with North Korea,” he said. “You beat ‘em up, you insult them, you threaten to go to war with them… then, you know, you soften them up, then you make them do what you want.”

Aside from North Korea, Ignatius also pointed to trade-related tensions with Mexico, Canada and China, as well as U.S. involvement in Iran, Syria and Russia as actions that could drive wedges between the country and the rest of the world. Looking back on his years of experience in foreign affairs journalism, Ignatius noted how things have changed since he first started. After the Wall Street Journal assigned Ignatius to cover the Middle East in 1980, he went to Beirut to cover the Lebanese Civil War, where he experienced “a kind of journalism that, sadly, is disappearing.” “That was a period in which journalists had a kind of invisible white flag,” Ignatius said, referring to his reporting in the 1980s. “Everybody felt that they needed us, or wanted us, to tell their story. One thing that has happened in our modern world is that people don’t need the Wall

Street Journal, the Associated Press, to tell their message—they can use the internet.” “Look at ISIS. ISIS communicates with its followers directly. It doesn’t need the intermediation,” he continued, referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a militant jihadist group that gained global prominence in 2014. During this change, Ignatius started doing a different kind of storytelling: fiction. Ignatius has writ-

ten ten novels in the spy genre, which were largely inspired by his experiences writing about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) back at the Wall Street Journal. His latest book, “The Quantum Spy,” was published in 2017. “Fiction is a look at the facts that interest me as a reporter,” he said. “Truth is complicated. In a novel you can let things be as complicated as they really are, and let the characters tell all the different sides of the story.”

Supreme Court justices return to speak at their alma mater By Jimin Kang Contributor

Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, justices on the Supreme Court of the United States and alumnae of Princeton University, spoke to an audience of over 3,000 last Friday evening about the Court’s need for neutrality in a “polarized” political environment. Sotomayor, 64, said that the “politicization” of the court can be attributed to political parties “adopting” different ways of interpreting the constitution. “Part of the court’s strength and legitimacy depends on people not seeing the Court in the way that people see the rest of the government structures of this country now,” said Kagan, 58, who was the first female Solicitor General of the United States before joining the Supreme Court in 2010. “It’s an incredibly important thing, this reputation of being fair, of being partial, of being neutral, and of not being simply an extension of the polarized political process and environment that we live in.” “Our political parties have adopted the academic discussions that justices are having along the line about how to interpret law

in the constitution,” said Sotomayor, who joined the Supreme Court in 2009 after serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She talked about “originalism”—the judicial interpretation of the constitution in “the way the Founding Fathers have done”—and how political parties have divided themselves along “originalist” and “non-originalist” lines. “We have to rise above partisanships in our relationships,” she concluded. Both justices talked about the court’s interactions outside of work, which allow them, according to Sotomayor, to “find the good in every person.” “The rules are that you can’t talk about work, you can’t talk about cases, so we can talk a lot about families, or books, or movies,” said Kagan. The justices’ talk was part of the three-day She Roars conference at Princeton University, which invited alumni back to campus to partake in talks, dinners, and events to celebrate the influence of women at an institution that admitted its first female undergraduates in 1973. Sotomayor and Kagan, alumnae of the classes of 1976 and 1981, respective-

ly, shared stories about being women at Princeton, the Supreme Court, and other places. “I don’t believe that you can’t be part of the working world without having a story about being treated differently because you’re a woman,” said Sotomayor, of her experiences in professional settings. She talked about an experience in which her professor had to “fix” a joke in case it would be offensive to Sotomayor, who sometimes found herself to be the only female student in the classroom. “Obviously I got used to Princeton, but it does take a while if you’re from a different environment,” she said. Kagan, who was the first female dean of Harvard Law School, spoke of several difficulties she encountered in that role, which included some faculty members not thinking of her as “their boss.” “When you’re a woman, and you’re a younger woman, as I was, it was a hard thing to do,” she said. She acknowledged, however, that she had expected “more resistance” than what she actually experienced.

trak, which owns the Northeast Corridor line and New York Penn Station. “We take responsibility for that which we have to fix, and we will do that,” Gutierrez-Scaccetti said.

As for the cost of public transportation going up anytime soon, Murphy said a fare increase would be held off “until at least” June 30.

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Judith Miller, 82 Judith Miller, 82 of East Windsor died Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at Monmouth Medical Center in Lakewood. Born in the Bronx, New York, she moved to Brooklyn at age 2 and resided there, married, and raised her children before moving to East Windsor in 1994. She retired after many years of service from the City University of New York in Manhattan. In East Windsor, Judith became a voting officer and stayed very active in government. She was also a participant in Jewish Women International as well as several other organizations. She is survived by her husband Alvin Miller, daughter Carole and son-in-law Paul Braun, her brother Murray Roth, sister-in-law Edie as well as grandchildren, Amanda Braun married to Elizabeth Shirey, grandson Steven Braun and granddaughter Lilly Miller along with numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her son Seth Miller. Funeral Services were held at 11:30 am on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at Star of David Memorial Chapel of Princeton, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. Burial followed in Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, North Hanover Township. Donations can be made in Judith’s name to either the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society. The family will hold Shiva at the Braun Residence starting Tuesday evening.

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For the most part, however, Ignatius sticks to journalistic reporting, which he has come to “love.” “Every day journalists do things that make a difference,” he said. And if journalists want to continue making a difference in the current political climate, he believes, they need to not be “crazy” and “partisan.” “We need to make sure that we really are balanced. We need to learn how to listen to people and then report it.”


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Thurs., Oct. 18

Drawing From Your Imagination. This art class is a three part series of lessons. Learn to draw your own picture using felt-tip pens with the guidance of local artist Marge Rosen. Materials provided by the Friends of  the Hickory Corner Library. 9:30 a.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Register online at www.mcl.org or call the Reference desk at (609) 448-0957 for assistance. Conversational English as a Second Language. Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve  your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic  knowledge of English. 7 p.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Register online at www. mcl.org or call the Reference desk at (609) 4480957 for assistance. College Financial Aid Workshop. Kevin Simme of College Funding Alternatives will walk you  through how the admissions and financial aid processes work and how to maximize your financial aid package.  7 p.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Please register online at www.mcl.org or call the

Reference desk at (609) 448-0957 for assistance.

Fri., Oct. 19

Ten Best Informational Websites. Have you ever needed a reliable  review of a product or information about a medication you’ve been prescribed? Learn about some trusted websites you can use to find the information you need. 10 a.m. Hickory Corner Branch of  the Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Register online at www.mcl.org or call the Reference desk at (609) 448-0957 for assistance. Drum Circle. Join musician and teacher Jaclyn DiLouie of Mercer ARC to create simple rhythms using hand held drums and various percussion instruments. No experience required! Drums and  instruments provided or feel free to bring your own. No registration is necessary.  10:30 a.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 138  Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Jazz concert. Latin jazz guitarist Nelson Riveros will perform two sets at the Cranbury Inn, the first starting at 7:30 p.m. Based in New York, Riveros is an emerging force of contemporary Latin-Jazz artists today. His debut recording, “Camino Al Barrio,” was a crowd pleaser, and his performance will include original music and pieces from his upcoming CD “The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery.” Playing with him will be Silvano Monasterios on piano, Gabriel Vivas on bass, and Pablo Bencid on drums. The concert

takes place at the Cranbury Inn, 21 S. Main St., Cranbury. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 first set. Cost of the concert is $25.

Sun., Oct. 21

“A Walk Through Time” house tour. The Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society is sponsoring a historical house tour of five private homes from 1-5 p.m. and titled “A Walk Through Time.” The walking tour includes special floral arrangements by The Rocky Brook Garden Club and antique cars from The Central Jersey Antique Car Club.  Tickets for event will be sold the afternoon of the tour at Ely House, society headquarters,  164 N. Main St., Hightstown - $25 adults; $5 children.  Presale tickets will be available after Labor Day for $20 at Perennial Home,  119 W. Ward St., Hightstown.  For more infomation, visit hewhs. com or call 609-448-8388. Movie: “Something Wicked This Way  Comes.”  Join us for a screening of the classic movie. Rated PG, 95  minutes. A small snack will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. No registration is necessary. 2 p.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Blood drive. An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from  8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue, 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor. Walkins welcome!

Mon., Oct. 22

Nonfiction Book Group. The group will

be discussing “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. No registration is necessary and new members are always welcome.  2 p.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System,  138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor.

Tues., Oct. 23

East Windsor Offers Free Flu Clinics. 9:30 a.m.  to 3 p.m. Township Senior Center, 40 Lanning Boulevard. Residents 60 years and older. The vaccinations are by appointment only, by  calling the Township Health Department at (609) 443-4000, ext. 222.

Wed., Oct. 24

Adult Craft Circle. Join us to create an autumn home decoration. All supplies provided; ages 14 to adult.  Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 2 p.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory  Corner Road, East Windsor. Please register online at www.mcl.org or call the Reference  desk at (609) 448-0957 for assistance. College Admissions.  Learn about the college admissions process. Presented by C2  Education of Princeton. 7 p.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library  System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Please register online at www. mcl.org or call the Reference desk at (609) 4480957 for assistance. Conversation Café Wednesday.  Let’s have a conversation  about what makes a book a classic.  We’ll also discuss the winning title of the

Great American Read. Is it a classic by our definition? Please enroll online or at the library. 6:30 p.m. Cranbury Public Library, 23 N. Main, Cranbury.

Thurs., Oct. 25

Conversational English as a Second Language. 7 p.m. at the Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County  Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve  your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic  knowledge of English. Please register online at www. mcl.org or call the Reference desk at (609) 4480957 for assistance.

Through Fri., Oct. 26

Exhibit. A remix is a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing and/or changing pieces of the item. This style is mainly seen in music but applies to visual art, as well. When two artists with vastly different styles seek each other out to create a new style of mixed media, only one thing can come from it. For “The Remix,” Omn7 abstract surrealist Glitch Artist Phillip McConnell and expressive pop artist Chris Ernst will collaborate via playing off each other’s unique styles. Each artist will create roughly 5-10 of their pieces to be “remixed” by the other. The artwork is for sale with 20 percent of each sale going to support the Cranbury Arts Council and its

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programs. Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment. Gourgaud Gallery, Town Hall, 23-A N. Main St., Cranbury. Hours: Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;  Sun., Oct. 7 and Sun. Oct. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.  For more information, visit www.cranburyartscouncil.org.

Fri., Oct. 26

Movie: “Strangers on a Train.” Join us for a screening of the classic movie. Rated PG, 101 minutes. A small snack will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. No registration is necessary. 2 p.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 138  Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor.

Sat., Oct. 27

Knights of Columbus Red Cross Blood  Drive.  KofC Council 6284’s 30th  Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hightstown First Aid Squad, 168 Bank St., Hightstown.  You can now signup online at  https:// w w w. r e d c r o s s b l o o d . org/. Enter sponsor code: kofc6284  and select your time and donation type. There will Power Red machines at this drive.

Mon., Oct. 29

Library Apps. Learn how to use library apps for downloading ebooks, audiobooks, comics,  music and magazines to your tablet, laptop or smartphone. 10:30 a.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System,

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Calendar Continued from Page 8A 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Please register online at www.mcl.org or call the  Reference desk at (609) 448-0957 for assistance.

Wed., Oct. 31

Hickory Corner Book Discussion. The group will be discussing “Manhattan Beach” by Jennifer  Egan. No registration is required and new members are always welcome!  7:30 p.m. Hickory Corner Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor. Nominees wanted. The 27th annual Mayors’ Shining Star Committee is seeking nominations for the  2019  Mayors’ Shining Star Gala Awards (to benefit Better Beginnings Child  Development Center.) The highlight of the evening is to celebrate and bring humble recognition to those who through their generosities, volunteerism, and/ or acts of kindness have impacted and made a difference in the lives of others.  The five categories to be recognized are:  Individual,  Lifetime Achiever,  Organization,  Business/Industry and  Youth Group.  Nomination forms are available at Better Beginnings,  318 N Main St, Hightstown, and online at www.betterbeginnings.net. The deadline for nominations is today.

Thurs., Nov. 8

Thank You Cards.   Create a thank you card - just  in time for Thanksgiving. Thank someone special with a hand-crafted card. Ali-

open. The league is open to players 4-18 years old. The season will run from early September until early November. Flag football is a great Mon., Nov. 19 non-contact sport for both Bytes and Bites: Tech boys and girls. Games are Q&A.  Come meet Jay played at Hancock Field in Oliver, our new Technol- East Windsor. HEWYBL ogy Specialist, and have flag football typically a “tasty bite” with cof- draws players from Alfee or tea. Ask  Jay your lentown, Cranbury, East tech questions and he’ll Windsor, Hamilton, Hightfind the answers! Enroll stown, Millstone, Robbinsonline or at the library. ville, West Windsor and 11:30 a.m. Cranbury Pub- other surrounding towns. Please register on line lic Library, 23 N. Main St., at  www.HEWYBL.com. Cranbury. Select REGISTER at the Wed., Nov. 28 upper right-hand corner Conversation Café.  of the screen and follow Let’s have a  conversa- the instructions. Costs for tion about culturally taboo divisions are as follows: reads and banned books. freshman (4-5 years old as Please enroll online or of  August 1, 2018) - $85; at  the library.  6:30 p.m. sophomore (6-8 years old Cranbury Public Library, as of  August 1, 2018) $145; JV (9-11 years old as 23 N. Main, Cranbury. of August 1, 2018) - $160; Through varsity (12-14 years old as of August 1, 2018) - $160; January 2019 Sr. Varsity (15-18 years 40 for 40 Exhibold as of  August 1, 2018) it.  Trenton City Museum - $125. at Ellarslie Mansion – CadIf you have any queswalader Park, Trenton. tions about HEWYBL Flag For more information, Football or the upcoming call (609) 989-3632 or visit season, please contact Eric ellarslie.org. Updegraff at  hewyblflag@ optimum.net. Continuing Spinning Yarns Craft events Circle: This club meets the Artsy Toddler Story first and third Tuesdays at Time!  A new story time 6:30 p.m. in the Cranbury for busy toddlers! There Public Library at 23 N. will be books, movement Main St. in Cranbury. Visit and an age-appropriate the Gambino Room for an craft for  toddlers ages 18 hour of knitting, crochetmonths to 2 ½ years, with ing, crafts and conversacaregiver. Limit 8. Enroll tion. All levels welcome. online or at the library. Read It and Eat It. Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. Cook Book Club: This beginning Sept. 26. Cran- club takes place the third bury Public Library, 23 N. Tuesday of the month at 1 Main St., Cranbury. p.m. in the Cranbury PubHEWYBL fall flag lic Library at 23 N. Main football registration St. in Cranbury. Call the cia  Vincelette will share her expertise. Enroll online or at the library. 1 p.m. Cranbury Public  Library, 23 N. Main, Cranbury.

library to reserve a copy of this month’s book or visit www.goodreads.com/topic/group_folder/264622. Toddler Stay and Play: This event is held Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in the at 23 N. Main St. in Cranbury. Early literacy story time helps prepare children with future reading skills. After singing, reading, and talking, children ages 1224 months with a caregiver stay and play. Movie Club: This club meets on the third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Cranbury Public Library at 23 N. Main St. in Cranbury Join the lively discussions about movies. Central Jersey Chapter 148 of Korean War Veterans Association: Any veterans who served during the war from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 or who have served in Korea from July 27, 1953 to the current date can join the group that meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month (except January, February, March and April) at the Monroe Township Municipal Building. Requirements for membership include paying dues of $25 to the Korean War Veterans Association and a $10 chapter fee per year. The chapter is involved in various functions throughout the year including parades with color guard, flag raisings, Korean War memorial ceremonies, funerals and more. For more information, contact Charles Koppelman at 609-655-3111 or email him at KWVANJ@ yahoo.com. Community dinner: Rise and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen offer free hot meals at the First Presbyterian Church, 320 N. Main

St., Hightstown, on Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the First United Methodist Church, 187 Stockton St., Hightstown, on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All meals are provided free on an unconditional, noquestions-asked basis. Volunteers are welcome. Food Pantry: The Rise Food Pantry is open 52 weeks a year from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 5 to 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Baby care items, personal products and all nonperishable and perishable food items are needed for local families. The pantry welcomes locally grown fruits and vegetables. Food can be donated directly to the pantry at 225 Franklin St., Hightstown, during operating hours or to the Greater Goods Thrift Store, 114 Rogers Ave., Hightstown. Contact info@rise-community-services.org for more information.

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