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Banking on it New construction cashes in on Route 33’s reputation as Bankers’ Row
A decade later, approval process for BAPS mandir remains ode to cooperation
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By micheLe aLPeRin The approval process for the 162-acre mandir complex in Robbinsville, which began a decade ago, stands as a model of effective negotiation. On one side was BAPS: well prepared, creative and the epitome of neighborliness. On the other, the Robbinsville planning board and greater community, which acted out its commitment to welcoming diversity. This was not your typical planning board application. The Shikhardbaddh mandir, a traditional structure built to thousands-year-old specifications from an ancient Hindu religious text, is constructed entirely of hand-carved stone and held together by ball and socket joints. “The Mahamandir was something no one could completely grasp. After all most people have never seen anything like it,” wrote Hari Patel, project administrator for BAPS, in an email approved by key players in the project. “Therefore, to ensure some level of confidence, the organization took time in educating both township staff and consultants in a detailed manner of the religious requirements, typical materials used and the manner in which construction occurs,” See BAPS, Page 12
Dan Schuberth, Ruchi Khera, Chhavi Khera, John Finnegan and Sylvia Butler pick up around the Town Center lake as part of the Robbinsville Clean Team.
It’s easy being clean Clean Team takes time out to keep town tidy By eRin kameL The Robbinsville Clean Team, an action-based monthly initiative to clean up the town, urges residents to get in on the fun. The grassroots effort began just six months ago. A group of residents decided they would turn their individual attempts to keep their streets clean into a joint initiative for Robbinsville. “I just got tired of seeing trash,” said John Finnegan, who launched the effort after con-
stantly finding cans and bottles floating in Town Center’s lake while on his walks. Finnegan, a Robbinsville resident for 18 years, created a post on the Robbinsville Facebook page, asking residents if they would be interested in meeting at the gazebo by the lake to exchange ideas. The Robbinsville Clean Team was born. “It’s certainly enriching,” said Ruchi Khera, a banker who commutes from Robbinsville to New York City. “From an individual perspective, it might seem like a big task but when a few of us get together, it’s doesn’t seem that daunting.” Robbinsville is a relatively
clean town, Finnegan said. But township crews can’t be everywhere. And when trash accumulates in certain areas, residents become frustrated. The Clean Team has the town’s littering behavior down to a science. They’ve figured out the three main reasons for the garbage on the streets. Some people don’t properly cover their recycling cans on windy pickup days. Some people are messy or forgetful and will leave wrappers and bottles by the lake. Then, there are the people who actively throw trash or cigarette butts out their car windows. So, the members of the Clean See CLEAN, Page 9
A new addition to Robbinsville Township will solidify a one-mile stretch of Route 33 as Bankers’ Row. Already home to six banks, the portion of Route 33 from where it joins Nottingham Way in Hamilton Square to where it splits with Main Street will welcome yet another financial institution. A new Chase Bank is well underway at Route 33 and Park Street, next to Berkshire Bank. The branch should be open by the end of the year, said Hal English, Robbinsville Township community development director. The concentration of banks is surprising for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that three—Berkshire, Chase and, in the former Roma Bank headquarters, Investors—now occupy prime real estate in the heart of the township’s Town Center. What was originally billed as a walkable, livable mini city now has as many banks and real estate offices as it does places to eat. “Would I have loved to see a restaurant there in Town Center?” English said. “Absolutely.” English was quick to add, however, that the owner of the Chase property also owns the land directly behind it on Park See BANK, Page 10
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Cream Ridge $899,000 Sitting on 6 wide open acres bordered by trees in Chesterfield $495,000 the heart of Cream Ridge horse country, this custom built br, “must 3.5 basee” colonial has a spacious floor plan 4br, 42ba home. Beautiful views charmofing over 4,000 sq ft. Mature landscaping surround this little town. Formal liv rm w/hdwd flrs & wbfp impeccably kept property. w/insert. Eat-in Kit, tiled flring and many surprises.
Robbinsville $659,000 Gorgeous 4 br, 3.5 ba on a serene lot which backs to the Bordentown $440,000 woods. First floor features hardwood floors in the foyer, 4br, 2.5ba 13 Acre farm. Barn has 9 stalls plus office, living room and dining room. Spacious bedrooms, had been an office on 1 acre finished basement andarea. an inHome groundsituated pool! Come make lot,home offers almost this your own! 2400 sq. ft. MLS#6614668 Agent: Debbie Melicharek MLS#7188670 Agent: Anna Coriasco
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This gorgeous 5br, 3ba colonial in Golden Crest includes Come to extra a 3br 2.5ba built an in-lawHome suite or rooms for custom other uses. Thisranch stone strategically situated on 2 and acres unbelievable front home is loaded with extras upgrades. Better sanctuary of soothing views, a complete privacy! hurry on this unique home!
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Upper Freehold Twp $439,000 AREA 29 Long Acre Drive Cream Ridge DO NOT PRINT PRICE ADDRESS ERA GOLD STAR PROPERTY! AD HEADER «TEXT CODE» TO 35620 TEXT CODE #7174730 MLS# Cynthia Malsbury, BA 609-203-4959 cell AGENT
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AREA Robbinsville Twp AREA Hamilton Twp PRICE $480,000 PRICE $400,000 Robbinsville Twp ADDRESS 104 Robbinsville Edinburg Road RobbinsvilleAREA DO NOT PRINT ADDRESS 650 Paxson Avenue Hamilton DO NOT PRINT PRICE $219,000 AD HEADER GOLD STAR PROPERTY AD HEADER GOLD STAR PROPERTY ADDRESS 17 Stratton Court Robbinsville DO NOT PRINT TEXT CODE «TEXT CODE» TO 35620 For CODE photos and property TEXT For photos and property details, TEXT 125200 to 35620 photos andFOXMOOR property details, TEXT 535130 to 35620 TEXT «TEXTdetails, CODE» TO136626 35620to 35620 ADFor HEADER Cynthia Malsbury, BA 609-203-4959 cell
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LOOK WHAT JUST CAME ON THE MARKET…GREAT DEALS! HAMILTON $117,000
HAMILTON SQUARE $222,500
Dominic Picardi 609-937-6838
Michael Gerstnicker 609-306-3772
Lorraine S. Fazekas 609-304-2496
LITTLE SILVER BORO $470,000
Laura Hall 609-577-9924
Dale Michele Parello 609-571-6644
Move in ready! Enter through the sunroom/porch to the double living area. This home features 2BR w/ample closet space & 1 BA w/ceramic tile.
Come discover this charming midcentury custom built ranch style home on a wonderful street! 3BR,1.5BA. HWD t/o and much more!
Welcome Home! 3BR, 2BA lovely, wellmaintained ranch features hwd floors, and upgrades t/o. Master-Suite & bath, “maintenance free” Deck, 2 car attached garage.
Stunning 3BR 2.5BA w/attached garage in Sycamore Estates. Gleaming hwd floors, sunken LR w/fireplace & patio doors to the back yard.
Completely renovated with new kitchen, 2 new baths, gas heat, a/c, hot water heater and flooring. Det. garage/large lot.
HAMILTON SQUARE $340,000
HAMILTON SQUARE $485,000
Rebecca Carl 609-558-0529
Amy Cuccia 609-477-3241
Michael Gerstnicker 609-306-3772
Michael Gerstnicker 609-306-3772
Steve Psyllos 609-510-2624
Well maintained 2BR End-unit features hwd floors & updated kitchen w/oak cabinets. Fenced in yard. Perfect for first-time homebuyers!
Charming 3BR ranch on corner lot in the heart of Hamilton. Updated kitchen w/ss appl. & gorgeous glass & granite backsplash. Beautifully maintained & much more!!
Great home “Square Acres” community in the heart of Hamilton Square. Updated kit, stunning 4 Season Florida Room. A Must See!!
LOCATION!! Custom built home on big lot on hidden away cul-de-sac. 4 generous sized BR, remodeled kitchen. In ground pool , finished basement with a wet bar!
Forest Edge Community – 5BR, 3.5BA brick front home on 2.3 Acres. Large kitchen w/center island, granite counter tops & ss appliances.
LAWRENCE TWP. $159,900
Tony Lee 609-456-8360
8 yr young stunning custom built ranch awaits it’s new owner.3BR, 2BA w/ exquisite curb appeal in the heart of Hamilton Township and in the Steinert School District.
Tony Lee 609-456-8360
Now is the perfect time! Charming 3BR rancher w/open floor plan located in the Sunnybrae Village section of Yardville. This home is being sold “as-is”. Buyer(s) will responsible for C.O.
Tony Lee 609-456-8360
In the heart of Historic Bordetown City, close to restaurants, shops & public transportation. Property being sold ASIS.
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Steve Psyllos 609-510-2624
Remodeled st floor unit in Lawrence Square Village features new Kit, BA, HWD flrs t/o. Near Hamilton Train station & major hwys.
Maria Garcia-Herreros 609-213-3589
Charming & cozy 2BR w/3rd floor attic that can be converted into an office, den or other space! Upgraded kitchen spacious living & dining areas. Fenced-in backyard.
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CLEAN continued from Page 1 Team decided that for one Saturday a month, at 9 a.m., they would meet at the gazebo on the lake by Town Center to clean up Robbinsville for an hour or two. A little bit goes a long way. The next event is Oct. 13. “It’s building,” said Finnegan, who cofounded Earth Savings, LLC to educate people about the benefits of living a sustainable life after working for BristolMyers Squibb for over 25 years. “Everyone shows up with their own bag, gloves, trash grabbers, and goggles if they have them. We’ll divide and conquer, depending on how many people show up and where the majority of the trash is that month.” All of the members agree that it’s a fun way to get some exercise. They split into pairs and walk around chatting while they clean up the town. People see them out on the road and thank them for cleaning up. They try to keep it positive. Many of the residents don’t limit their efforts to once a month clean up days. They’ve created a lifestyle out of the habit and contribute a little bit every time they go for a walk. “I would just pick up stuff that I see in the streets,” said Frantz Price, a retired economic consultant. “I would do my little share of it and other folks have been doing the same thing.”
Price, a Robbinsville resident since 1996, says he likes to see things nice and clean, and he respects the environment so his efforts with the Clean Team happened naturally. “I love nature, but I don’t call myself an environmentalist,” Price said. “I just did it simply because I thought it was the proper thing to do.” The team plans to turn their efforts into something sustainable. Finnegan says the key to the Clean Team’s longevity is to keep it simple and consistent. Robbinsville High School has agreed to give students credit for community service hours. The Clean Team encourages their participation, and says the satisfaction of belonging to something positive stretches even beyond the task at hand. “Not only does it help keep the town clean, it encourages a bond among neighbors you won’t find otherwise,” Khera said. “Everybody’s busy in their day-today lives and everybody has their own friend circles. But it’s opportunities like this that bring the town’s folk together.” The Clean Team hopes that when residents see their neighbors cleaning up, it will prevent them from littering. Ultimately, they hope more people will join in on the effort to bond and clean up the town. For more information, email john@ earthsavingsllc.com.
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BANK continued from Page 1 Street. The developer has plans for a smaller building that matches Town Center, with three stories of apartments above a ground-level retail space. English said the plans for this building included a grease trap, so perhaps an eatery or coffee shop could be coming there. The developer also has committed to building sidewalks in front of the property, providing yet another link to make Town Center truly walkable. It is a goal of the administration to have sidewalks along Route 33 from Rite Aid in the east to Foxmoor Shopping Center at the township’s western border. “The front end works beautifully with Dolce and [DeLorenzo’s] and Jack’s,” English said. “It’s beginning, and now it’s growing. We’re happy with how it’s growing. If we connect them, and it grows toward Foxmoor and all the businesses feed off each other, that’s a really, really good thing.” English also pointed out that banks have been good for the township so far, providing a ratable that is clean with not a lot of traffic. That banks are locating here, especially because the industry trend is against new branches, also speaks to the demographic power of Robbinsville residents, English said. “The money is here, plain and simple,” he said. This means—thanks to prior approvals—that part of Robbinsville could potentially see two more banks. The first, in Foxmoor Shopping Center, is a 5,000-square-foot pad site that was never built on.
The second is on Main Street in the complex that contains Papa’s Tomato Pies. The developer received approval for a bank pad site there, but has not started construction yet. “I’m not expecting an eighth bank, but you never know,” English said. As for how successful any of the banks can expect to be with so much competition nearby, English points to another industry that has a turf war on this stretch of Route 33: pharmacies. There are three—CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid—in a half-mile potion of the road. This is made even stranger by the fact that earlier this year Walgreens bought out all Rite Aid locations. But they all seem to have found their own clientele. “A bank like Chase comes in, and people are saying, ‘How many more banks can®we take?’” English said. “But they’re there sitting with over $100 million in deposits. So, they’re doing business, and they’re doing business well…It’s sort of like, ‘Why is there a Rite Aid and a Walgreens? They own each other, and they’re several blocks away.’ Yet both of them do an incredible amount of business. It’s strange but it’s business. ” *** The township has also turned its eyes across the street, to the south side of Town Center. Township officials met in early September with all the property owners on the eastbound side of Route 33—from Starbucks to Foxmoor Travel (across from Centro Grille)—to discuss the landowners’ plans and see if they wanted to redevelop. It is part of a pro-
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plete, the plaza will begin to take shape in the coming months. The long, blue building fronting Main Street will be demolished, making the entire shopping center visible from roadway and allowing more space for parking. The additional parking spaces could be well used once PJ’s opens up, with Procaccini saying the Robbinsville location will be the largest yet. The eatery will have a total of 200 seats—140 inside and 60 on a covered patio outside. The Robbinsville PJ’s Pancake House will also deviate from the usual script with the addition of a sports bar element at night. Procaccini said PJ’s has a liquor license and will be aiming for a tavern feel in the evening, hours other PJ’s locations would see its crowds taper off. There are PJ’s Pancake House restaurants in Princeton, West Windsor, Ewing and Kingston. “We just want it to open,” Procaccini said. “And, of course, people are excited. After awhile, that excitement fades. People forget. We don’t want them to forget, but I don’t think that’s happening. I think people can’t wait for us to open. We’re equally as excited. We chose Robbinsville for a reason.” *** Foxmoor Shopping Center has seen plenty of activity in the last few weeks, with its sale to Penmark Management Company finally being made official. Penmark closed on the property Sept. 13, after some delay with the bank and the final paperwork. Just hours after closing, Penmark had a clean-up crew at the plaza, replacing lightbulbs and other simple fixes. A week later, crews were at the center removing trees. Penmark and township officials also met in late September to discuss potential tenants and create a redevelopment plan for the plaza. English said Penmark has seemed eager so far to hit the ground running at Foxmoor. “These guys are really, really anxious to rebuild Foxmoor, and so are we,” English said. “They want to fix it and spend some money on it.” It will be a big job, particularly because the center lost two more businesses in late summer. Brothers BBQ closed in August, and Take 5 Gourmet—after shutting down regular operations in August— confirmed in a Facebook post in mid-September that it, too, will be closing. *** Turns out there is a good reason the new QuickChek on RobbinsvilleAllentown Road still had dirt mounded all around its gas pumps on its targeted opening date of Sept. 3. After being approached by Tesla, QuickChek has added eight electric Tesla charging stations to the plans for its Route 526 location, next to Northstar VETS. The alteration of plans, plus a shortage of available subcontractors, caused the opening date to be pushed back a few weeks from the original target of Labor Day. English called the delay “a pause,” and the township expects QuickChek to be open by the end of October.
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concerts. In preparation for the first planning board meeting, BAPS hired an expert on Hindu culture who gave hours of testimony on what Hindus believe and what this branch of Hinduism believes, so that the planning board could understand what the effect of the new mandir would be. “When people understand a religion,” Halm says, “it takes away some concern for the ‘outsider.’ “The folks in Robbinsville were amazing to deal with. They were always welcoming, wanting to make sure they knew what the project was about and what the effects would be.” Although the town didn’t offer any favors, Halm continues, “they wanted to make sure we [BAPS] understood they [the town] wouldn’t be an impediment as long as we were doing the right things by the town [regarding] land use.” But, as a new and unknown group coming into Robbinsville, BAPS did receive some resistance. Residents came out during the hearings to voice their potential concerns of having someone potentially disturb the historical nature of the village of Windsor, which borders the land in question is located. “There was no overt racism, and there was not any disguised racism,” Halm says. “The people who came out had legitimate concerns.” BAPS put these community concerns front and center in their preparations. Following the teachings of their guru, or spiritual leader, BAPS was under a religious obligation “to work with others and try to build relationships.” To this end, right around the time BAPS came to Robbinsville, the township was in the midst of celebrating its 150-year anniversary, and BAPS was able to provide assistance which “began to forge a lasting relationship between [the town] and the organization,” Patel wrote. For the potential obstacle of the location of the property, Halm had inside
knowledge as a former member of both Robbinsville’s planning and school boards. “I knew how sensitive folks in Windsor are to any changes that might aversely affect their historic design,” Halm said. One example of BAPS’s creative response to community concerns during the approval process relates to Windsor’s “historic view shed,” which Halm remembers from his time on the planning board as “what makes Windsor special.” “When you come over the hill from West Windsor, you are looking at what the town looked like 200 years ago, with farms and fields, and here we were proposing to build a large Hindu temple that might be visible from that space.” When Halm explained this to the BAPS community, their response was, “We don’t want to do something that would create anxiety for them.” And they proposed an out-of-thebox idea as to how they would ensure that the view shed remained unobstructed—they used a bright red blimp, the size of a Cadillac, as a stand-in for the future building. “They drove it into the middle of the field where the highest buildings would be and floated the blimp to that height, then they photographed every single angle from every single surrounding field…from out on 130 to West Windsor, both sides of the road,” Halm said. “Wherever they could see the blimp, they modified their plans so that the building would be invisible to the surrounding area.” Another critical concern was traffic during weekly services and at major events, especially that “the Hindu community from West Windsor would use Church Street [in Windsor] as a means for getting to the mandir. The concern was quality of life,” Halm says. The BAPS team took the issue quite seriously and ensured that traffic would not See BAPS, Page 14
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BAPS continued from Page 13 become an issue by reconstructing a portion of Route 130 at Voelbel Road and putting in a light. Halm says, “That road was a disaster, and they spent millions in reconstructing and putting together that road so it works better than it used to work.” Regarding traffic concerns, Mary Caffrey, who was then the business administrator of Robbinsville and also a class 2 planning board member representing the administration, says that during the approval process BAPS explained how they would handle a major celebration that would bring a large number of people into the facility. They agreed to create a transportation plan and have police on site. Early on they had cars parking at warehouse lots and used shuttle buses to bring them to the site. More recently, they have a temporary parking facility on the grass, and police officers directed traffic. Current construction, Caffrey says, involves making the temporary parking permanent, creating a storage area away from the main buildings, and building a visitor center. Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried is impressed with the results. “Their [traffic] plan was truly unique,” Fried said. “To this day, even though they move quite a number of people to the facility throughout the weekend, most of my residents don’t know anyone was there.” Speaking to BAPS’s ongoing contributions to the community, Halm says, “They are really about trying to make the community a better place. They knew their project was going to have an impact, and they talked from the beginning about how that impact wouldn’t be felt and improving the town and not being a burden to the town, and I think that is what is being experienced now.” Fried also lauds BAPS’s corporate citizenship. “They have taken a leadership role in terms of giving back to the community,” he says. When, after a fire in Ewing, the Red Cross called Robbinsville to request a blood drive, BAPS’s response was immediate. Within an hour of calling BAPS, things were in motion, and, Fried says, “By 6 that night we had to tell people to stop coming.” During Hurricane Sandy, BAPS opened the mandir to people who needed housing, food and shower facilities. “A number of people were displaced at a mobile home park, and they took in those residents and pets and cooked for them,” Fried said. They also took in about 100 truckers who had brought fuel from Louisiana to fill fuel cells, cubes, and power generators being used for hospitals, nursing homes, and water treatment facilities in the hurricane’s aftermath; before BAPS’s welcome they had been sleeping in their cars. “The county donated cots, and they created a spot for the truckers to sleep and shower,” Fried says. BAPS has also donated to many local causes, conducting health fairs, blood and marrow donation drives, walkathons, and food and toy drives. “It was the organization’s way to integrate itself with the town,” Patel wrote. BAPS has also worked with the
The BAPS mandir has impressed visitors from around the world, including Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried, who called the facility “truly incredible.” Robbinsville Pantry, Robbinsville Education Foundation, and emergency services including police, fire, and ambulatory and the Central Jersey Sikh Association. “I’m hard pressed to think of a major community event that I go to and don’t see the BAPS community there and participating,” Caffrey said. She also cites their contribution to the robotics program at the high school. The initial planning board process continued for at least a year and a half. And after all the evidence was heard and documentation submitted, Halm says, “It was pretty clear what did or didn’t need to be done. If it had shown it would affect Windsor, they would have adjusted the location, but they didn’t need to.” He adds that both an architect and an engineer helped them place the building. The BAPS project also solved a significant problem the town faced. Their purchase of the land precluded a developer stepping in. “If it turned into housing, it would have overwhelmed our school district,” Halm says, noting that “the schools are already overcrowded.” The town had already been trying to figure out a way to preserve the property. “What we have seen as residents are all beneficial. The roadway was never a problem; even when they had a largescale opening, the roads flowed. They have worked with the town and the town with them, it is a win-win with them,” Halm says. Fried describes the approval process as “probably one of the most thorough” that he had ever been through. “They were so well prepared and well planned; they thought of everything,” he said. Caffrey, who recently testified on BAPS’s behalf because the organization’s doing a big expansion, entirely agrees, “When we reviewed the application, one of the things that struck both the staff and later on the board—the consensus that this was prob-
really do justice to it. And it’s not just that. It is the experience that is so welcoming.” And she adds that part of the second phase is creating more of a welcome center for people who are not Hindu. “They want to be able to do more to educate visitors about their faith and be more welcoming to people from other faiths,” she says. Noting that in 2016 BAPS was grand marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade sponsored by the Robbinsville Irish Heritage Association, Fried says, “Only in Robbinsville can that happen. It shows just how integrated and diverse our community has been and how well people are working and living together, which I think is one of the truly great things about our town.” Dave Doran, vice president of the parade, agrees that “recognizing a Hindu temple as grand marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day parade can be considered a little extraordinary.” But in line with his association’s commitment to celebrating all heritages, Doran says, “the reason we chose BAPS is because they have a significant impact on the culture and lifestyle of our community.” Noting their support for the community during Hurricane Sandy, he says, “They embraced service to others, which is a tenet important to us as members of the Robbinsville Irish Heritage Association.” “Robbinsville found a good partner in BAPS because they were anxious to do something interesting and be a good neighbor,” Halm said. “BAPS found good partner in somebody who was not afraid of something that was different.”
ably the most well-done application, the most complete in addressing concerns that any of us had ever seen. I couldn’t understand why another community had turned them away. I feel the other town’s loss has been Robbinsville’s gain.” Halm’s specialty is creditors’ rights, with a subspecialty of land use. But the reason he got involved in the BAPS negotiations is because he is a Robbinsville resident and was asked to get involved. “I understand the community and what the community was looking for,” he says. Describing the massive building project, Fried says, “It is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. It is incredible the scope of work they are doing with volunteers.” The construction site, he adds, “looks like it is Disneyland. You won’t believe how well landscaped, managed, and clean it is.” Fried recommends that anyone who hasn’t been there should go. “The architecture and the carving and the artwork is truly incredible. They shipped marble and limestone from Italy to India, where it was hand carved and shipped back to the U.S., where it was fitted together like a jigsaw puzzle.” And yet, despite its immensity, and the continued building, Caffrey says, “I drive past the facility every day on my way to work, and you would never know it was there. There was one little sign.” “You have to really drive off the road and drive back to see it,” Caffrey says. “And then it’s, ‘Wow.’ The mandir is just breathtaking—no photo or plan can
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Pumpkin carves out a spot on our plates each fall By Joe Emanski
Pumpkin beer. Pumpkin muffins. Pumpkin ice cream. Pumpkin cheesecake. Pumpkin candles. For three months a year, pumpkins are everywhere. Until we reach Pumpkin Day, otherwise known as Thanksgiving, when by matter of cultural contract we agree to consume, for one extended weekend, the granddaddy of all pumpkin delicacies, pumpkin pie. And then lose all interest in seeing or eating pumpkins ever again, at least until next fall. Starbucks this year started selling its famous — or infamous — pumpkin spice latte on August 28, prompting an abundance of “can’t wait!” and “too early!” posts on social media. Because who would dream of finding consensus on Twitter? There are those who wonder, though, whether all this pumpkinmania isn’t some sort of con. They say it isn’t pumpkins that people fall in love with every fall. They say it is the comforting, warming spices that are typically matched up with pumpkin that give pumpkin dishes their signature aromas and flavors: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, clove.
It wasn’t that long ago most of us were content to see pumpkins in two primary forms: as pie filling; and as the raw material for decorative jack o’lanterns. Maybe pumpkin ravioli was a thing. Maybe someone had a relative whose Halloween party bring-along was pumpkin bread. But those days are over. It’s a pumpkin-spiced world, and we’d better get used to living in it. *** Pumpkin is a winter squash, one of many varieties that reaches maturity in the fall. Other popular varieties include butternut, acorn, spaghetti, delicata and kabocha. The myth abounds online that pumpkins are not an integral element of pump- Pumpkin ice cream at The Bent kin-flavored food. Even Wikipedia reports Spoon in Princeton is one of the that “pumpkin pie-flavored products … area’s many pumpkin offerings. are generally not flavored with pumpkins, but rather pumpkin pie spices.” Attentive readers will note that there is no attribu- rely on commercially produced puree rather than roasted whole pumpkins tion given to this assertion. Local chefs, bakers and brewers dis- because of the convenience and consismiss this notion. They say that pump- tency of the canned product. Lisa Parysz is the owner of The kins, or winter squash anyway, are central to all their pumpkin recipes, as are Cheesecake Lady in Hamilton. She says traditional pumpkin pie spices. The two she couldn’t imagine making a pumpkin cheesecake without pumpkin, that have gone hand in hand for centuries. What is true is that some preparers the spices alone could never transform
an ordinary cheesecake base into a convincing pumpkin treat. Pumpkins are necessary for texture and color. She has used fresh roasted pumpkins in the past, but uses canned puree today, saying that there isn’t enough of a difference in flavor to justify the additional time and effort required to roast the pumpkins. Chris Rakow is head brewer for River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing. Like many breweries, River Horse makes a pumpkin ale for release every autumn. Rakow also uses canned puree, saying it would be impractical for the brewery to roast fresh pumpkins for several reasons. One is that it would need a large commercial kitchen to roast the quantity of pumpkin it needs for the volume of pumpkin ale it produces. Another is that beer takes time to ferment, and fresh pumpkins aren’t yet available in late summer, when the brewing process has to start if the beer is to be ready for fall. He admits that pumpkins don’t contribute much in the way of fermentable sugar or pumpkin flavor to the beer, which has a brown ale base. But he says they are essential for providing a warm orange hue and distinctive, smooth mouthfeel. River Horse does use whole dried spices, not granulated ones, in its beer.
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Gab Carbone is a co-owner of The Bent Spoon in Princeton, a boutique ice cream shop that has become known for its unusual flavors and commitment to using fresh, locally grown ingredients. She says The Bent Spoon does indeed roast fresh cheese pumpkins every year for its pumpkin ice cream. Cheese pumpkins are so named because they are flattish and yellowish, resembling rounds of cheese, and Carbone feels that they have a more intense pumpkin flavor than other varieties. It’s not easy roasting them, she says, but The Bent Spoon has been making pumpkin ice cream since it opened in 2004, and has the process down by now. Carbone says pumpkin ice cream is basically a frozen pumpkin custard, and that while quality whole spices are important to the flavor, the texture and earthiness of the custard could only come from actual pumpkin. The Bent Spoon also makes a pumpkin sorbet, the flavor of which she says is even more intense. She can think of one pumpkin flavor purveyor whose pumpkinflavored treats don’t contain actual pumpkin: Starbucks. “We all know there’s no pumpkin puree in their coffee,” she says. *** New Jersey farmers plant pumpkin seeds in July, anticipating that they will be ready for market by the end of September or early October.
The bulbous, occasionally enormous pumpkins commonly seen on hay rides and grinning from front porches are edible, but they are not the tastiest winter squash in the world. One local farmer calls these “face pumpkins.” It’s in the subtleties of the flavor differences that chefs and bakers find their favorite squash for culinary use. Face pumpkins have high water content, which makes them inefficient for roasting. Some say that sugar pumpkins, which are typically rounder and more compact than face pumpkins, have the best flavor. Others, like Carbone, prefer cheese pumpkins. The kabocha squash, also known as Japanese pumpkin, is growing in popularity among local chefs. This year at Great Road Farm in Skillman, farmer Kyle Goedde is growing a lot of cinnamon girl, a kind of sugar pumpkin, as well as some kabocha squash. Goedde says that pumpkins make up about a quarter of the total volume of winter squash he hopes to harvest this year. He’s also growing butternut, kabocha, delicata, spaghetti, and a variety called Blue Hubbard (which, yes, is actually blue). Great Road Farm is different from most farms in that it has one chief client: Fenwick Hospitality Group. Entrepreneur Jim Nawn owns both operations. For a number of years, most of Great Road Farm’s produce went to one restaurant: Agricola, on Witherspoon Street. But in the last
year, Nawn and Fenwick Hospitality Group have added three new restaurants: The Dinky Bar and Kitchen, Cargot Brasserie, and Two Sevens Eatery and Cantina, all in Princeton. Today Great Road Farm provides all four restaurants, as well as Fenwick’s catering operation, with fresh ingredients. Goedde works with Fenwick’s chefs to decide what crops to grow. “I try to have individual meetings with each of the head chefs of the restaurants,” Goedde says. “They give me ideas about what they want, and I’ll kind of give them back an idea of what we can do.” One of those who depends on the hard work of Goedde and his staff is Chef Mitresh Saraiya of Agricola, who is getting ready to put some pumpkin and winter squash items on his menu. For this year, Saraiya’s preliminary plans include a a squash or pumpkin soup made with pumpkin spice foam and poached pears. He’s also considering bringing back a dish from last year, squash gnocchi. Many chefs tend to accent their squash dishes with sage, especially as the days get colder. Saraiya says that is definitely an easy direction to go in, which is why he’s trying to steer clear of it. He wants to give his diners something different. “I’m leaning more toward tarragon,” he says. “I was working with it (and squash) just a few days ago, and it felt like I want tarragon and squash to be my profile this year.”
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Opioid Recovery Program for Pregnant Women Addresses Issues Highlighted in CDC Report According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) at labor and delivery increased significantly over a 15-year span covering 1999 to 2014. Based on information from 28 reporting states, the national rate increased from 1.5 per 1,000 in 1994 to 6.5 per 1,000 over the course of the 15-year span. Although New Jersey’s increase (4.1 per 1,000 in 1999 to 5.6 per 1,000 in 2014) was lower than the national rate, the study shows an increasing need to address this destructive epidemic.
In the past year, Capital Health and longtime partners at the Trenton Health Team, the Rescue Mission, HomeFront, and Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton have offered For My Baby and Me, a grant-based program that provides specialized care for pregnant women and new mothers who are struggling with opioid use disorder. Funded by the New Jersey Department of Health, the program promotes long-term recovery as well as ongoing medical care and support for women and their children. “Opioid use disorder during pregnancy opens the door for many possible negative health outcomes for mothers and their babies,” said Dr. Eric Schwartz, executive director of the Capital Health
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substance use treatment, relapseprevention programs and family planning services. For My Baby and Me employs a threestep process: … Identify women and children at risk. … Connect them with care providers, including a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, and partners to provide opioid recovery treatment, safe housing, legal services, child care and other support as needed. … Treat patients by providing prenatal care and pediatric care for their children.
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Capital Health Regional Medical Center (RMC) was recently recognized as the best hospital for neurology and neurosurgery in the region in U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for 2018– 19. With millions of patients in the United States facing surgery or requiring special care each year, U.S. News ranks hospital performance in 16 areas of specialty care and nine more commonly performed procedures to help people find the best hospitals in the nation that provide the services they need and have the highest scores for quality and safety. RMC earned a High Performing rating for neurology and neurosurgery; scoring the highest in the region; tenth hospital overall in New Jersey. Capital Health was the highest scoring hospital in New Jersey that is also a Comprehensive Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission. “The annual hospital ranking by U.S. News & World Report is a well-known resource for patients and health care providers when selecting a hospital,” said DR. MICHAEL F. STIEFEL, director of Capital
Institute for Neurosciences and Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center. “We are the only neuroscience hospital in the region and one of the most advanced in the country. We are extremely pleased to have our program listed among the best in the country.” “It’s a compliment to the entire Capital Health team to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report. This recognition validates our commitment and quality of care to the people and community we serve. It should hopefully provide an extra level of comfort and reassurance for patients and their families when choosing Capital Health, knowing that it has been ranked among the best in the country.” A hospital’s overall neurology and neurosurgery score is based on various data categories, including patient volume and survival, intensivist staffing, advanced technologies, and patient services. Capital Health’s scores in these areas had RMC earn the top score in the region and the second highest score in New Jersey.
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Capital Health is the first hospital in New Jersey, and among the first in the United States, to use the new EMBOTRAP II Revascularization Device since its recent approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this summer. As part of its Comprehensive Stroke Center, certified by The Joint Commission, neurosurgeons from Capital Health’s Capital Institute for Neurosciences use this next generation stent-retriever to safely remove a blood clot from an artery in the brain that is causing a stroke. “EMBOTRAP II is the latest advance in mechanical thrombectomy for restoring blood flow to the brain and improving outcomes for patients who are suffering an ischemic stroke as a result of a large blood vessel blockage,” said Dr. Vernard Fennell, a fellowship trained cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgeon at Capital Institute for Neurosciences’ Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center. Dr. Fennell was also
involved in some of the initial research on the device’s design. “As one of the tools that we use to treat ischemic stroke, EMBOTRAP II has a design that has been shown to trap clots that are causing the blockage of blood flow in the brain while retaining its shape, making it faster and more effective at retrieving the clot, restoring blood flow to the brain, and ultimately providing a better outcome,” he said. Stroke is a leading cause of disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Neurosurgeons from the Capital Institute for Neuroscience’s Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center are trained to use state-of-the-art devices such as EMBOTRAP II to provide the most advanced, comprehensive stroke care to patients in Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Capital Institute for Neurosciences is committed to being a
DR. VERNARD FENNELL is a dual fellowship trained neurosurgeon specializing in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery, with additional expertise in microsurgery, skull base surgery, brain and spine tumors, spine trauma and reconstruction as well as epilepsy surgery. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his cerebrovascular and skull base surgery fellowship at the internally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute. leader in innovation and technology in all aspects of neuroscience and stroke care. To learn more, visit capitalneuro.org.
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Quarterback Surtz leads Ravens to 1st win since 2016 By Rich Fisher For 15 long games dating back to 2016 nothing went right for the Robbinsville High football team. For a big portion of that losing streak last year, quarterback Danny Surtz could only sit and watch in frustration with a broken hand. “It was really bad,” Surtz said. “I hated to watch us lose all those games and the seniors, some of them were really good friends of mine. Watching them not win a game last year, I just felt really bad for my teammates.” He also felt frustrated at being unable to help. Surtz was one of three Raven quarterbacks injured in 2017, as Robbinsville finished with a wide receiver under center who never played the position before. Surtz had won the starting job in Game Three of 2017 but was knocked out for the year in Game Four. “He should have been the starter all last year, that’s part of the reason the wheels kind of fell off,” coach Andrew Patterson said. “He was one of our top guys as a sophomore, and we just kept losing after he went out.” Surtz was able to return and play defense in the season’s final game, and had a solid showing in a season-opening loss to a strong Gloucester City game this year. Patterson was enthused by how the team played overall and was especially happy to see his signal caller under center once more. “It’s good to have him back there, it’s
Quarterback Danny Surtz drops back to pass during the Ravens’ 18-10 win against Maple Shade Sept. 14, 2018. (Photo by Suzette J. Lucas) a breath of fresh air,” the coach said the day after the game. “It kind of keeps you relaxed knowing if something goes wrong he’s going to be able to fix it on the fly.” That relaxation turned into pure excitement the following week when Robbinsville won for the first time since Oct. 14, 2016, taking an 18-10 victory over Maple Shade. Surtz was in the middle of
it all with 242 yards of total offense. The junior rushed for 89 yards and threw for 153 and a touchdown, setting off a oneman celebration inside his mind. “It was one of the happiest days of my life,” Surtz said. “It meant a lot to me and my teammates to finally get that first win. I feel like now that we’ve won a game, we know what it takes to win and
we can build off of it and hopefully win some more. Everyone realizes we can win and now we’re going to act like we can win.” However the season plays out, Surtz will be in the middle of it all provided he stays healthy. “In practice he’s one of our top leaders, his motor doesn’t stop,” Patterson said. “He’s a lefty dual threat. With him at quarterback we have an extra running back in the backfield. We’ll have an empty set and he’ll take off running by himself.” Surtz started playing tackle football seriously in 8th grade for the Robbinsville Ravens PAL team. He dabbled in the sport when he was younger, playing linebacker and running back, but in 8th grade he decided to try out for quarterback for the first time in organized football. “I played quarterback playing with my friends and family but never really played it in a real game,” he said. “I just decided to try out for it and tried my best.” He quarterbacked the Ravens freshman team in ninth grade and also played some outside linebacker. During his two-game stint last year, Surtz threw for 304 yards and a touchdown but also threw four interceptions while dealing with growing pains. There was also physical pain during Robbinsville’s game with New Egypt. On his fateful play, Surtz rolled to his left and was gang tackled by three Warriors. “My thumb hit the ground in a weird way, and I broke it,” he said. “I played the
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Ravens rely on pack for XC success By Rich Fisher Ask Robbinsville High cross-country coach Anthony Dentino if either the boys’ or girls’ team will be good this year, and he will say both. Ask him who will be the top runner for each program, and he will say everybody. It could be that kind of year for the Ravens, and the runners are feeling it. “I think that we have a great shot to succeed this year,” senior Jared Taylor said. “Our coach has been writing great training programs for us; hitting all the zones we need to make us as prepared as possible. Since the summer we’ve had big goals—win the CVC divisional championship, defend our Group II Central Jersey sectional title, and be in the top two teams at states to advance to the Meet of Champions.” Senior Kylie Jones is feeling the same way about the girls’ team. “I think we have a great chance of placing high at sectionals this year,” Jones said. “We have some new runners and some veterans that are ready to step up and really put in the training and the effort it takes to be a great team.” Both outfits have talent across the board. No one may claim an individual title in the extremely tough Mercer County or Group II meets. But as a group they have the potential to finish close together in the top 10 or 20, which leads to team success.
Robbinsville runners Dan White (4th), Jared Taylor (16th), Tyler Bork (21st), and Alyssa Sepcic (22nd in girls’ race) earned medals in the top varsity division at the South Jersey Shootout invitational Sept. 15, 2018. “A low-stick (true No. 1) runner is very important to the success of a program, which is why we feel so fortunate to have essentially four really heavy hitters on the guys side and a core of seven to eight very solid girl runners,” Dentino said. “The reality is that our county, section, and group is phenomenal, and we don’t really have a person who can go out and win any of these meets. Runners
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over the program last year and credits former coaches Mike Walker Martine McGrath and current volunteer assistant Brian Harshman for establishing such a culture. He is also appreciative that his inherited runners bought into the coach’s philosophy. “Not only are our boys close with one another, and our girls close with one another, but they also operate as one giant family,” Dentino said. “The previous coaches and I all have preached that unity is important, and it is something that I walked into from Day One. Their inside jokes, senses of humor and team bonding among the entire program is unique and a key factor in our past, current and—hopefully—future successes.” Jones and Taylor agree that in addition to focusing on how their own teams do, they are constantly supporting the opposite gender. “We’re really close with the boys’ team,” Taylor said. “We always cheer each other on in the meets and get together for pasta parties. I’ve loved watching them improve as a program throughout the past few years and seeing them win the sectional last year. It was also really cool to watch the whole varsity team in the Meet of Champs last year. I hope they qualify again.” Jones said the boys’ team is equally supportive of the girls, who did not have state success last year but managed to maintain its dominance in the Patriot Division. “Our girls’ team looks like they can achieve a lot this year,” Jones said. “The relationship between our two teams is great. We practice, workout, and spend hours at meets together so that really builds a strong bond between us. They have similar goals to us and they look to continue their long streak of winning the CVC divisional meet.” The girls lost one key runner in Nicole Radosti, who led the Ravens to fourthplace in the Mercer County meet and fifth in the Central Jersey Group III meet last year. Returning from that team are seniors Gil Carr, Toni Escuadro, Katie Henderson, Chelsea Manto and Jones. The coaches are also excited about sophomores Blake Gommoll and Alyssa Sepcic and freshman Aubrey Strand. “This year, we are in a really great place with our girls’ team,” Dentino said. “We bring back five very experienced varsity-level seniors who are responsible, work hard, and lead well. We welcome eight new freshmen and some may make an impact right away. Seven or eight runners can all switch order and vie for our number one. We are also loaded with girls who are willing to compete and run smart races. This will serve us well come championship season.” The seniors serve well as team leaders after a summer of working hard and recruiting new runners on to the team. Things have set up nicely but, as with any team, not perfectly. “We do have a few questions to answer, namely, how far can our pack move up and how high can we place in big-time races?” Dentino said. “Also, can someone establish themselves each meet as a clear low-stick for our team? The girls have lots of potential and, as a coach, it is a real pleasure to watch kids start to realize their potential and have their hard work C D : rotaer rd trAnogar ranoga pdrow.zt moc.sser
pay off. This was the case for our guys’ team last year, and I see the girls having a similar season in terms of when things may really snap into place.” Don’t mistake that for a prediction. Dentino is the first to admit that no success is guaranteed but feels it is an optimistic group. He hopes the girls can maintain their division streak, take a top three in the county and reach the Group II state meet for the 12th straight year. Jones feels the lack of a clear-cut No. 1 runner is actually the Ravens biggest “strength” so to speak. “The pack that we have is our biggest superpower,” she said. “Most of us have been training together for the past few years and we have all seemed to stay together. This works really well for us because we can help push each other by encouraging the others to all stay together. If one girl makes a move, it’s not uncommon for the rest of us to follow. We all like to see each other improve and it’s great when we can do it together as a team.” She could very well have been talking about the boys’ team, which returns junior Tyler Bork and seniors Dan White, Taylor and Dean Gervasini as three-year varsity performers. While there is no clear-cut number one, Taylor and White work out as racing partners, and “Ty and Dean key off of them nicely,” according to Dentino. “The expectation is that Ty and Dean will continue to close the gap between them.” The big question entering the regular season was who would step up as the fifth man. That slot was being fought for sophomore Sri Nara and seniors Howie Schulz, Zach Siracusa and Jon Freeman. “We have some really hungry, capable runners to fill in this spot, but it will take some time,” Dentino said. “But, we do believe that things will click for us as a unit by the end of the year.” Robbinsville finished fifth in the counties, won CJ Group II and took third in the Group II state meet, which got it into the Meet of Champions. Once again, the pack is the key. “This year’s success will rely on how close our one-five split will be,” Taylor said. “At our first meet at the Cherokee Challenge, our top three runners were all within four seconds of each other, which was great. It’s amazing to watch how things can come together so nicely when you have a group of guys working together to hit the same goal. We also have a huge sophomore group this year and it’s great to see them push each other in workouts and really start to love the sport as they will be the future to our program.” As for the present, Dentino is cautiously optimistic. “In addition to having the experience of what it takes to win a sectional title and qualify for the Meet of Champions, they are also progressing well in workouts and are hungry for more success. This is something we’ve talked about for a while now and we want to see if we can place in the top three in the county, repeat as sectional champions, and qualify for the Meet of Champions again. There are some great teams in our county, section, and group, so we are focusing not only on running fast, but running tough and intelligent races when it counts the most in October and November.”
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The Robbinsville field hockey team defeated Steinert High, 8-0, during a home game Sept. 17, 2018. Top: Junior Julia Thackson shoots the ball up field. Middle: Junior Hannah Shea and Steinert’s Marissa Shiarappa fight for the ball. Bottom: Shea Walsh beats Steinert’s Courtney McLaughlin to the ball. (Photos by John Blaine.)
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Monday, October 1
Crazy 8’s Math Club, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. Handson math games for children in grades K through 3. Free. Register. 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 2
The Age of Innocence, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-2582787. mccarter.org. Douglas McGrath’s world premiere adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel set in New York City during the Gilded Age. 7:30 p.m. Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group, Center for Comprehensive Breast Care, Capital Health Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, 609-537-7485. capitalhealth.org/ events. Comprehensive educational and emotional support group for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer or undergoing breast cancer treatment. 6 p.m. Create a..., Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbins-
ville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609259-2150. mcl.org. For children of all ages with an adult. Register. 11 a.m.
Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. After-school club for children in grades 3 to 5. Each class includes a craft, special project, and the occasional snack. Free. Register. 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, October 3
The Age of Innocence, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-2582787. mccarter.org. Douglas McGrath’s world premiere adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel set in New York City during the Gilded Age. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Alternative Healing for Animals, RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, 609-584-5900. rwjhamilton.org. Learn about some of the many alternative and holistic modalities possible for healing animals. Included are nutrition, essential oils, crystal and sound therapies, Reiki, acupressure, homeopathic first aid, and several others. $35. 10 a.m. What’s Up Wednesdays, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road,
Thursday, October 4
The Age of Innocence, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-2582787. mccarter.org. Douglas McGrath’s world premiere adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel set in New York City during the Gilded Age. 7:30 p.m. Romp and Stomp, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. Music and movement for children ages 2 to 5. Free. Register. 11 a.m. Elder Investment Fraud, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. Discover how to identify the red flags of investment fraud and the services provided by the state securities regulator. Arlene Ferris-Waks presents. Free. Register. 1:30 p.m.
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American Idiot, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-5703333. kelseytheatre.net. Friends try to break out of their post-9/11, aimless, suburban existence. Featuring the music of Green Day. $20. Through October 14. 8 p.m. The Age of Innocence, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-2582787. mccarter.org. Douglas McGrath’s world premiere adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel set in New York City during the
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Saturday, October 6
The Age of Innocence, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-2582787. mccarter.org. Douglas McGrath’s world premiere adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel set in New York City during the Gilded Age. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. American Idiot, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-5703333. kelseytheatre.net. Friends try to break out of their post-9/11, aimless, suburban existence. Featuring the music of Green Day. $20. 8 p.m. Cranberry Fest, Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown City. btowncranfest.com. Juried
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arts and crafts show and sale, music, kids’ zone, food, and more. 10 a.m. Tomm May Run, Tantum Park, 280 Meadowbrook Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-3600 ext. 1132. robbinsvile.net/recreation. Fivemile course, nature trail walk, and kids’ fun run featuring breakast, lunch, and children’s activities. $20. Register. 8:30 a.m. First Day 5K, Veterans Park, Kuser Road, Hamilton. firstdayofschoolfoundation.org. Free refreshments following the race, plus prizes and trophies for top finishers. Proceeds benefit the First Day of School Foundation. $10-$20. Register. 9 a.m.
Sunday, October 7
American Idiot, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-5703333. kelseytheatre.net. Friends try to break out of their post-9/11, aimless, suburban existence. Featuring the music of Green Day. $20. 2 p.m. The Age of Innocence, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-2582787. mccarter.org. Douglas McGrath’s world premiere adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel set in New York City during the Gilded Age. 2 p.m. Cranberry Fest, Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown City. btowncranfest.com. Juried arts and crafts show and sale, music, kids’ zone, food, and more. 10 a.m.
Monday, October 8
Ask about Lung Health, RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, 609-584-5900. rwjhamilton.org. Speak with a nurse practitioner about concerns about lung cancer, COPD, or other lung disease factors and symptoms. Register. 10 a.m.
Tuesday, October 9
Detroit ‘67, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. mccarter. org. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours joint out of their basement during a brutal police crackdown that has set off riots throughout the city. When Lank offers refuge to a mysterious stranger, he and Chelle clash. Through October 28. 7:30 p.m. Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group, Center for Comprehensive Breast Care, Capital Health Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, 609-537-6363. capitalhealth. org/events. Led by a licensed clinical social worker, find emotional support and recommendations on living with metastatic breast cancer. 6:30 p.m. Create a..., Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609259-2150. mcl.org. For children of all ages with an adult. Register. 11 a.m.
Wednesday, October 10
Detroit ‘67, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. mccarter. org. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours joint out of their basement during a brutal police crackdown that has set off riots throughout the city. When Lank offers refuge to a mysterious stranger, he and Chelle clash. 7:30 p.m. Managing Cholesterol, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. Maya Mann discusses what affects cholesterol and how to manage it. Free. Register. 7 p.m. What’s Up Wednesdays, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. After-school club for children in grades 3 to 5. Each class includes a craft, special project, and the occasional snack. Free. Register. 4:45 p.m.
Thursday, October 11
Detroit ‘67, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. mccarter.
org. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours joint out of their basement during a brutal police crackdown that has set off riots throughout the city. When Lank offers refuge to a mysterious stranger, he and Chelle clash. 7:30 p.m. Romp and Stomp, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. Music and movement for children ages 2 to 5. Free. Register. 11 a.m. Lego Club, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609259-2150. mcl.org. For children in Kindergarten and up. Free. Register. 6:30 p.m. The Dark Side of the Sourlands, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. Jim Davidson presents wild tales of grisly murders, missing persons, bootlegging, and more. Free. Register. 7 p.m.
Friday, October 12
American Idiot, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-5703333. kelseytheatre.net. Friends try to break out of their post-9/11, aimless, suburban existence. Featuring the music of Green Day. $20. 8 p.m. Detroit ‘67, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. mccarter. org. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours joint out of their basement during a brutal police crackdown that has set off riots throughout the city. When Lank offers refuge to a mysterious stranger, he and Chelle clash. 8 p.m. Babytime, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609259-2150. mcl.org. For babies six months to two years with an adult. Free. Register. 10:30 a.m. A Night to Shine: Fashion Editor, Shine and Inspire, Nottingham Ballroom, 200 Mercer Street, Hamilton. shineandinspire. org. Dinner, wine, desserts, raffles, fashion vendors, and moer. Register. $55. 6:30 p.m.
Anniversary Celebration (Stiftungsfest), Donauschwaben of Trenton, 127 Route 156, Hamilton, 609-586-6109. trentondonauschwaben.com. Anniversary dinner, entertainment, door prizes, and more. $25. Register. 1 p.m. BAPS Charities Health Fair, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 112 North Main Street, Robbinsville. baps.org. Blood work and health screenings focusing on preventative care. 8 a.m.
Monday, October 15
Crazy 8’s Math Club, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. Hands-on math games for children in grades K through 3. Free. Register. 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16
Medicare Drug Plan: What is Best for You?, RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, 609-5845900. rwjhamilton.org. Learn about annual Medicare pricing and coverage changes, plus see a demonstration of the internet-based Medicare Drug Plan finder and take home a workbook. 2 p.m. Create a..., Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbins-
ville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609259-2150. mcl.org. For children of all ages with an adult. Free. 11 a.m.
Wednesday, October 17
BalletX, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. mccarter. org. “The Pride of Philadelphia” contemporary dance performance. 7:30 p.m. What’s Up Wednesdays, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. After-school club for children in grades 3 to 5. Each class includes a craft, special project, and the occasional snack. Free. Register. 4:45 p.m.
Thursday, October 18
BalletX, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. mccarter. org. “The Pride of Philadelphia” contemporary dance performance. 7:30 p.m. Detroit ‘67, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. mccarter. org. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours joint out of their basement during a brutal police crackdown that has set off riots through-
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Saturday, October 13
Detroit ‘67, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. mccarter. org. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours joint out of their basement during a brutal police crackdown that has set off riots throughout the city. When Lank offers refuge to a mysterious stranger, he and Chelle clash. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. American Idiot, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-5703333. kelseytheatre.net. Friends try to break out of their post-9/11, aimless, suburban existence. Featuring the music of Green Day. $20. 8 p.m. Creatures of the Night, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. Create a creature of the night with the materials provided. Free. 10 a.m. Central Jersey Beer Festival, Festival Grounds, Mercer County Park. cjbeerfest. com. Beer tasting, cash bar, food trucks, and music. $60. 1 p.m.
Sunday, October 14
American Idiot, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-5703333. kelseytheatre.net. Friends try to break out of their post-9/11, aimless, suburban existence. Featuring the music of Green Day. $20. 2 p.m. Detroit ‘67, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. mccarter. org. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours joint out of their basement during a brutal police crackdown that has set off riots throughout the city. When Lank offers refuge to a mysterious stranger, he and Chelle clash. 2 p.m.
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out the city. When Lank offers refuge to a Sunday, October 21 mysterious stranger, he and Chelle clash. A Raisin in the Sun, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old 7:30 p.m. Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-570What is Tenotomy?, RWJ Fitness and Well3333. kelseytheatre.net. Lorraine Hansness Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, berry’s classic work about a black workHamilton, 609-584-5900. rwjhamilton.org. ing class family struggling to achieve the Learn about the procedure that treats tenAmerican Dream. $18. 2 p.m. dinitis, plantar fascitis, bursitis of foot, an‘67, McCarter Theater, 91 University Sa kley, hip, knee, elbow, shoulder, and joint Detroit te Princeton, 609-258-2787. mccarter. pain with an ultrasound and local anes- de Place, v torg. and her brother, Lank, are runai enChelle thetic. 1 p.m. t unlicensed after-hours joint out of lS an ning their basement during a brutal police crackFriday, October 19 down that has set off riots throughout the A Raisin in the Sun, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old city. When Lank offers refuge to a mysteriTrenton Road, West Windsor, 609-570ous stranger, he and Chelle clash. 2 p.m. 3333. kelseytheatre.net. Lorraine Hansberry’s classic work about a black work- BAPS Charities Health Fair, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 112 North Main Street, ing class family struggling to achieve the Robbinsville. baps.org. Blood work and American Dream. $18. Through October health screenings focusing on preventa28. 8 p.m. tive care. 9 a.m. Detroit ‘67, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. mccarter. Monday, October 22 org. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours joint out of Crazy 8’s Math Club, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, their basement during a brutal police crack609-259-2150. mcl.org. Hands-on math down that has set off riots throughout the games for children in grades K through 3. city. When Lank offers refuge to a mysteriFree. Register. 5:30 p.m. ous stranger, he and Chelle clash. 8 p.m.
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Tuesday, October 23
Meniere’s, Vertigo, and Hearing Problems, RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, 609-5845900. rwjhamilton.org. Learn about Meniere’s disease, a disorder that affects the inner ear, which is resposible for your balance, as well as hearing. 10 a.m. Managing Pain Without Drugs, RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, 609-584-5900. rwjhamilton.org. Learn about proven non-pharmacological alternative approaches as well as guidelines for evaluating new treatments for main management. 1:30 p.m. Babytime, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609259-2150. mcl.org. For babies six months to two years with an adult. Free. Register. 10:30 a.m. Create a..., Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609259-2150. mcl.org. For children of all ages with an adult. Free. 11 a.m. Medicare Open Enrollment, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. Mary McGeary discusses how to choose the right 2019 plans for your needs. Free. Register. 7 p.m.
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Thursday, October 25
Detroit ‘67, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. mccarter.org. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours joint out of their basement during a brutal police crackdown that has set off riots throughout the city. When Lank offers refuge to a mysterious stranger, he and Chelle clash. 7:30 p.m. Meditation and Mindfulness, RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, 609-584-5900. rwjhamilton.org. Learn how to integrate mindfulness and meditation into your life. 6 p.m. Romp and Stomp, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. Music and movement for children ages 2 to 5. Free. Register. 11 a.m. Lego Club, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609259-2150. mcl.org. For children in Kindergarten and up. Free. Register. 6:30 p.m. Historic Haunts of Central Jersey, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl. org. Gordon Thomas Ward presents historical facts and ghostly phenomena. Free. Register. 7 p.m.
Friday, October 26
A Raisin in the Sun, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. Lorraine
Hansberry’s classic work about a black working class family struggling to achieve the American Dream. $18. 8 p.m. Detroit ‘67, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. mccarter.org. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours joint out of their basement during a brutal police crackdown that has set off riots throughout the city. When Lank offers refuge to a mysterious stranger, he and Chelle clash. 8 p.m. Toddler Tunes, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. Music program for children of all ages with an adult. Free. Register. 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 27
Detroit ‘67, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. mccarter.org. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours joint out of their basement during a brutal police crackdown that has set off riots throughout the city. When Lank offers refuge to a mysterious stranger, he and Chelle clash. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. A Raisin in the Sun, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. Lorraine Hansberry’s classic work about a black working class family struggling to achieve the American Dream. $18. 8 p.m. Piano Rock Top, Halo Pub, 4617 Nottingham Way, Hamilton, 609-586-1811. Standards, ballads, classics, and progressive rock. 7 p.m. Safe Sitter Babysitting Class, RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, 609-584-5900. rwjhamilton.org. Childcare course designed for tweens and teens grades six to eight. Bring lunch. $65. Register. 9 a.m.
Halloween Creation Station, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. Create a spooky craft with the materials provided. Free. 10 a.m.
Sunday, October 28
A Raisin in the Sun, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. Lorraine Hansberry’s classic work about a black working class family struggling to achieve the American Dream. $18. 2 p.m. Detroit ‘67, McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. mccarter.org. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours joint out of their basement during a brutal police crackdown that has set off riots throughout the city. When Lank offers refuge to a mysterious stranger, he and Chelle clash. 2 p.m. Bordentown City Halloween Parade, Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown City. bordentownhalloween.com. See floats in a variety of themes. 2 p.m. Out of the Darkness Community Walk, Veterans Park, Kuser Road, Hamilton, 888333-2377. afsp.org/hamilton. Two-mile walk benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Register. 8:30 a.m.
Monday, October 29
Robbinsville Board of Education Candidate Forum, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville. facebook.com/robbinsvilleschoolboardelectionforum. Hosted by the League of Women Voters of East Windsor-Hightstown. Send an email to email@example.com to submit questions or RSVP. 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30
Friends: The Musical Parody, Matthews Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609258-2787. mccarter.org. The best moments from the 10-year run of “Friends” are lampooned in this comedy musical. 7:30 p.m. Create Your Own Vision Board, RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, 609-584-5900. rwjhamilton.org. Discover your heart’s desire of what you would like to be, do, and have. Vision boards add clariety to your wishes and feeling to your vision. 6 p.m. Babytime, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609259-2150. mcl.org. For babies six months to two years with an adult. Free. Register. 10:30 a.m. Create a..., Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. For children of all ages with an adult. Free. 11 a.m. Halloween Party, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. Children ages 4 and up can wear costumes, make crafts, play games and enjoy treats. Free. Register. 3:30 p.m. College Funding Workshop, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. Kevin Simme discusses financial aid and how to avoid costly mistakes. Free. Register. 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31
What’s Up Wednesdays, Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville, 609-259-2150. mcl.org. After-school club for children in grades 3 to 5. Each class includes a craft, special project, and the occasional snack. Free. Register. 4:45 p.m.
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As we settle, once again, into our back to school routines, we, as educators, parents and students, are reminded that some classroom routines and practices are timeless. Across our district and throughout our nation for instance, students still practice math facts. They still develop strategies to read for information and pleasure. They still learn to write for a variety of purposes and audiences, study past historic cultures, people, and places and investigate scientific phenomenon. And classroom teachers, as they always have, still emphasize the importance of creating a strong foundation for future learning by practicing the basics today. In our rapidly changing, twenty-four seven, fastpaced world, however, educators can no longer rely solely on the mastery of content but rather must also focus on the essential skills and competencies that students need to thrive and flourish once they enter the world beyond high school. A short Youtube clip entitled â€œShift Happensâ€? was created just a few years ago and serves as a stark reminder that we are entering an uncertain future. The clip cites the following unbelievable statistics. Did you know that: The top in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004? We are currently preparing students for jobs that donâ€™t yet exist using technologies that havenâ€™t been invented in order to solve problems we donâ€™t even know are problems yet? The US Department of Labor estimates that todayâ€™s learners will have 10-14 jobs by the age of 38? This brave new world requires educators to design classroom experiences that allow and encourage students to be flexible in their thinking in order to adapt to challenges that may currently not exist. In Robbinsville, we have been working on defining essential skills that we believe students need to become productive and critical citizens. These Robbinsville Ready Skills include helping kids to become effective communicators, collaborative team members, emotionally intelligent learners, informed and involved citizens, resilient and self-directed scholars, and innovative thinkers. This year we continue to focus on ways teachers can integrate these skills into their classroom practice. The Robbinsville Ready Initiative is
fully aligned with the work of Dr. Tony Wagner, the co-director of Change Leadership Group at the Harvard School of Graduation. In his book, The Global Achievement Gap, he emphasizes seven core competencies students need to compete in a global economy. Among the list are curiosity and imagination. Wagner writes that curiosity and imagination are what drive innovation and are the keys to effective problem solving. â€œWeâ€™re all born curious, creative and imaginative,â€? says Wagner. â€œThe average four-year-old asks a hundred questions a day. But by the time that child is 10, he or she is much more likely to be concerned with getting the right answers for school than with asking good questions. What we as teachers and parents need do to keep alive the curiosity and imagination that, to a greater or lesser extent, is innate in every child.â€? But how do we nurture these qualities in our students? Literature and the arts are the most natural place to awaken curiosity and stimulate imagination. When students connect with a characterâ€™s struggle in text, they begin to widen their own view of the world as they see through the eyes of another. Music evokes strong emotions and has the power to open hearts and expand the listenerâ€™s consciousness. Studying a canvas or watching a performance on stage can be transformative. Literature and the arts allow students to become fully present and often provide opportunities that challenge them to see beyond what they know to what might be possible. By integrating elements of these essentials into our curriculum we enable students to initiate creative works of their own. Educational philosopher, author, and teacher Maxine Greene writes, â€œOne of the reasons I have come to concentrate on imagination as a means through which we can assemble a coherent world is that imagination is what, above all, makes empathy possibleâ€Śof all of our cognitive capacities, imagination is the one that permits us to give credence to alternative realities.â€? As September begins to wane and the promise of a bright October lies within reach, we in Robbinsville Schools honor the timeless words of Drs. Wagner and Greene. We renew our commitment to nurturing the curiosity and the imagination of each of our students today and in all of the days to come. Kathie Foster is superintendent of Robbinsville Schools.
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When we talk about open space, beautifying our parks, limiting development, building more trails and generally making a difference environmentally in Robbinsville, no conversation is really complete without Tomm May. Thomas J. May was a dedicated scientist and township resident whose devotion to environmental causes was instrumental in preserving the quality of life as a soil scientist and senior geologist with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. For many years, Tomm was a valued member of township’s Environmental Commission, where he generously gave his time and educated the public until his untimely death on Oct. 16, 1988. Tomm’s friends, neighbors, colleagues, family members, and local civic organizations all donated funds, time and energy in order to create The Tomm May Nature Trail at Tantum Park in his memory, and we could not think of a finer tribute. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the 25th Annual Tomm May 5-Mile and Kids’ Fun Run will be held at Tantum. Registration begins at 8:30, with events starting at 10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. There will be a DJ and other activities for the kids, along with free breakfast and lunch and prizes for the for top men and women finishers in each age category. The five-mile course is certified and online registration is still underway at robbinsville.net/recreation. Janet Van Nest, honored by the township in 2016 for her four decades of activism, started the annual event upon May’s tragic death. Maintenance of the nature trail, which also came to fruition thanks in large part to the efforts of Van Nest, is provided by the township.
In the late 1970s, rural Washington Township (now Robbinsville) was under consideration to be used as a landfill site for hazardous waste. May successfully presented scientific data demonstrating that local water table, soil characteristics, and area demographics made a landfill proposal dangerous to local inhabitants. This information, along with the concern of township residents and the environmental commission, stopped development of the landfill project. May didn’t stop there. He worked diligently to educate others about environmental conservation through public lectures and encouraged the creation of recycling programs by local communities, industries and individuals. May, himself a runner, was a graduate of the Peddie School and received a bachelor of science degree in geology and soil science (with the emphasis on ground water pollution studies) from Rider University. At the time of his death, he was pursuing a doctorate in civil engineering. Tomm was admired for his kindness, faithful example, tireless energy and genuine concern for the good of all mankind. On Oct. 6, we are proud to join Tomm’s family and many friends in celebrating his life and legacy. *** Thank you to the Village of Windsor and planners of the Sept. 29 bicentennial celebration for organizing such a wonderful event. Windsor and its history play such a pivotal role in the lives we all enjoy today in Robbinsville, and we are so appreciative of the efforts of Janice Ford, the Windsor Historical Committee and all the residents of the village for a great day filled with incredible memories. Dave Fried is the mayor of Robbinsville.
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HISTORIC CROSSWICKS VILLAGE OF CHESTERFIELD $264,000 CHESTERFIELD TWP. ERA CENTRAL REALTY 609-259-9900 Myra Ilijic, SA 609-516-6435 cell. MLS #7199776. LAND FOR SALE $190,000 MONROE TWP. ERA CENTRAL REALTY 609-259-9900 Kelly P. Rein, SA 609-234-0892 cell. MLS #7249762. REHABBED 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT $1,350/ MONTH UPPER FREEHOLD TWP. ERA CENTRAL REALTY 609-2599900 Mary Donchak, SA 609-647-2508 cell. MLS #21825412. MULTI FAMILY $217,000 HAMILTON TWP. ERA CENTRAL REALTY 609-2599900 Philip Angarone, SA 609-462-0062 cell. MLS #7178043. BOSSERT ESTATES $265,000 BORDENTOWN TWP. ERA CENTRAL REALTY 609-259-9900 William “Bill” Seaman, SA 609-847-2084 cell. MLS #7167943. HOUSE SUITE IT IS! $589,000 SPRINGFIELD TWP. $589,000 Springﬁeld Twp. </B>ERA CENTRAL REALTY 609-259-9900 Sandra “Sandy” Lloyd, SA 609-234-4023 cell. MLS #7192331. COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY $1,499,000 HAMILTON TWP. $1,499,000 Hamilton Twp.</ B> ERA CENTRAL REALTY 609-259-9900 Kevin Zimmer, SA 609-529-3549 cell. MLS #6913881.
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Spectacular 2 bedroom Condo with multipurpose loft located in Town Center! Beautiful kitchen, hardwood floors. Master bed with walk in closet & full bath. Enjoy the local restaurants & shops just a short walk away!
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Surrounded by acres of farmland, this immaculately restored, 4 bedroom, 4 full bathroom center hall colonial will impress you with its modern day upgrades, while keeping the character of days passed.
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Absolutely stunning 5 bed, 3.5 bath home. Backs to Beautiful 4 bedrooms 2.5 bath single home in town woods & open space. Hardwood floors throughout center open concept, freshly painted and ready to 1st floor. Expanded gourmet kitchen. Conservatory move in!! addition with cathedral ceilings. A must see!
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Charming 3 br, 2 ba colonial situated on a quiet street in Hamilton. Home offers LR, Kitchen, Dine area & partially fin bsmt. Beautiful sunporch & spacious yard & deck. Landscaped & ready for you!
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HamILTon SQUaRE $349,900
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Impeccably kept, North Facing, James Model K. Hovnanian Home located in highly desirable Cross Creek at Chesterfield. The upgrades in this house are endless.
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Amazing opportunity to own an expanded Roxbury This prestigious 4 bed, 2.5 bath colonial has been model in Hamilton Chase! 3 bed, 2.1 bath, updated remodeled to perfection! Ultra modern kitchen w/ kitchen. Back patio with beautiful view! Must see! huge pantry. Above ground pool, New paver patio, 3 car attached garage.
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