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By BRiLLian Bao James Palmieri and Gene Ragazzo always knew they wanted to go into business together. The two men have been best friends for over 50 years, 31 of which they spent running Hopewell Pharmacy together. “That was a marriage in and of itself,” Palmieri says with a laughs. “Being partners for over 32 years with Gene was a good experience, a great experience, a great ride.” That ride has finally come to a close. Four years ago, Palmieri purchased Ragazzo’s stake in the business, and afterward approached his niece, JoAnn Hobson, about one day selling the pharmacy to her. This year, the transaction finally took place, with Hobson and her business partner, Eric Jaderlund, taking ownership from Palmieri on Aug. 31 of this year. Palmieri had long considered Hobson, who had worked at the pharmacy for nearly 30 years, the leading candidate to take over the store. Hobson recounts the moment Palmieri approached her about handing off the business. “First I was excited. Then I was overwhelmed. Then nervous,” she said with a laugh. “I said right away that I’d like to buy it.” “It was the same for me,” said Jaderlund. “When the opporSee PHARMACY, Page 10

Sean Dolan (far left) of Hopewell Valley Central High School, runs in the Mercer County Cross Countr y Championship, held Oct. 19, 2018 in Washington Crossing State Park. Dolan finished 3rd overall. (Photo by Suzette J. Lucas.)

Hopewell Elementary goes hydroponic School earns farmto-school award from state By Sophia Cai For “Take Your Parents to Lunch Day” earlier this month, Hopewell Elementary School students picked basil from the school’s vertical farm that was later featured in a deconstructed caprese salad. It is the

latest item to be added to the school’s organic homemade lunch menu, available three times a week, with vertical farm produce infused into two of those three meals. Hopewell Elementary’s engagement in hydroponics, the urban farm practice of growing produce in a nutrientdense solution with no soil, is among its latest sustainability efforts for which it was recognized with the 2018 Best of New Jersey Farm to School award

by the NJDA and Secretary of Agriculture. The school teamed up with Dr. Paul Gauthier, founder and director of the Princeton University Vertical Farming Project, to build its hydroponic vertical farm. The onsite, indoor vertical system has been fully functioning since September, providing students with organic produce for lunch and an invaluable multifaceted hands-on scientific experience. See HYDRO, Page 9


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11 running for 8 seats in Valley elections Residents of the Hopewell Valley who plan to cast their votes in the Congressional midterms on Nov. 6 will also have the opportunity to choose among candidates in various local elections. In Pennington Borough, Democratic council candidates Deborah Gnatt (an incumbent) and Elizabeth Rosenblatt are running unopposed. Incumbent councilman Joseph Lawver is not running for reelection. Also running unopposed is Joanna “Jenny” Long, who is up for reelection to Pennington’s dedicated spot on the Hopewell Valley Regional School District Board of Education. In Hopewell Borough, Democrats Samara McAuliffe and Debra Stuhler are candidates for council, as is Republican Mark Bovenizer. Republicans nominated only one candidate for council in the borough. Incumbents Debra Lehman and Shelby Tewell opted not to run again. In Hopewell Township, Democrat Julie Blake, the current deputy mayor, is running for re-election to the township committee against GOP challenger Ed “Jack” Jackowski. And three newcomers are vying for two Hopewell Township seats on the school board: Debbie Linthorst, Arleen Curran and Debra O’Reilly. Incumbents Lisa Wolff and Leigh Ann Peterson are not running for reelection. For more information on the elections, turn to Page 13.


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Sandra Allen, Carrie Dyckman, Lindsay Bracken and Jennifer Staikos were chairs for this year’s Watershed Institute fundraiser, held Oct. 13, 2018. About 270 festgoers celebrated the culture, music and food of Old Havana at The Watershed Institute’s 2018 FEST: A Passport to Cuba. At the 43rd annual FEST, the Watershed’s major fundraising event, guests bid on silent auction items that included fine artwork, jewelry and chocolate. They also bid on dozens of vacation, dining, sports and other packages ranging from a Vermont weekend to breakfast at Tiffany’s in New York. Proceeds from many generous individual and corporate sponsors, as well as private donations, support the Watershed’s mission to protect and restore clean water and healthy habitats in central New Jersey. “We’re incredibly grateful for the energy, creativity and support of our FEST committee and hundreds of loyal supporters,” said Jim Waltman, executive director of the Watershed. The evening featured a Cubanthemed dinner, cocktails, desserts and an array of specialty coffees. Many couples enjoyed dancing to music played by the Tren Latino Band inside the LEEDPlatinum Watershed Center. FEST committee chairs were Sandra Allen, Carrie Dyckman, Lindsay Bracken and Jennifer Staikos.

11 acres added to Mount Rose Preserve in Hopewell More than three years after the Mount Rose Preserve was created at the site of the former Western Electric/ AT&T property on Carter Road, an additional parcel of land for the 350-acre public park has been secured. On Oct. 9, New Jersey Conservation Foundation purchased 11 acres where the Western Electric’s large conference center-hotel had stood on the west side of Carter Rd. Opened in 1959, the center was abandoned many years ago. The

building was finally demolished and the land restored to open space per the terms of New Jersey Conservation’s contract to purchase the site. “These 11 acres were the proverbial hole in the doughnut, since the surrounding land was preserved in 2015,” said Michele S. Byers, executive director, who adds that future plans for the site include a meadow of native plants and wildflowers with a new trail for the public. New Jersey Conservation paid $52,250 for the land. Katherine Dresdner started the legal fight to preserve the land from inappropriate development in 2007 and worked with New Jersey Conservation to raise the funds for the project. The bulk of the Mount Rose Preserve was acquired in April 2015 by a partnership of more than a dozen public agencies and nonprofit organizations, as part of an innovative project to convert the 1950s corporate campus into a public park. In addition to New Jersey Conservation, Mercer County and Hopewell Township, partners included Hopewell Valley Citizens Group Inc., Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space, New Jersey Green Acres Program, The Watershed Institute, Lawrence Hopewell Trail, Hopewell Borough, Pennington Borough, Friends of Princeton Open Space, D&R Greenway Land Trust, Lawrence Township and Princeton. The Mount Rose Preserve property was originally developed as a corporate park on both sides of Carter Road in Hopewell Valley for Western Electric/ AT&T, and was the first of its kind in the United States. The Mount Rose Preserve is now owned and managed by a partnership including New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Hopewell Township, Mercer County, and the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space. See AROUND TOWN, Page 6

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Inbox Readers endorse committee candidates All is not well in Hopewell. With little or no public involvement and without the input of our school board, Julie Blake and the township committee have given away our future in the form of millions in tax breaks to developers who are set to build thousands of homes — huge projects that will divert funding from our schools and place undue stress on our infrastructure. If plans are allowed to proceed, Hopewell residents will be on the hook to pay when the bill comes due. We deserve better. I’m voting for Ed Jackowski this November for Hopewell Township Committee because he’ll help us halt these projects and find a path to growth that makes sense for the people of Hopewell. Ed’s honesty and openness to ideas have helped him build and run his business in Hopewell for more than 20 years. His roots in the community run deep. He’ll always put Hopewell first. I’m not ready to feed our current committee’s appetite for rapid, rabid development. But I am ready for transparency, balance and smart, sustainable growth. Daniel Nestle Hopewell Township residents have an opportunity to vote for a really unique individual on Nov 6. She personifies the best sort of public servant. She is smart. She works very hard and is very effective as a member of the township committee. Equally important, however, is that she is kind and calm and positive. She listens to everyone — all sides — with an open mind. She listens to learn about concerns of the township’s residents: what we want and need so that our township government can do things better than has previously been done. This really special person is Julie Blake: wife, mother, professional high school counselor, resident of Brandon Farms, and currently Hopewell Township’s deputy mayor. Here’s one example of what she has done for us recently that few people know about. Julie Blake has been extremely active in advocating for safe water and better communication from Trenton Water Works regarding lead contamination in the water supply of other municipalities. Since TWW provides the water to 40 percent of Hopewell Township, she has attended several mayor’s meetings in Trenton, spoke at the Trenton City Council, and pushed for Hopewell Township to do its own testing, which was done. She arranged for the professionals at TWW to answer our questions at Stony Brook Elementary. She learned that testing had been done at Stony Brook Elementary School and that all levels were in accepted ranges. She is keeping a watchful eye on TWW to be assured that the township has safe water. But she never forgot about the many township residents with well water. She arranged that these homeowners can get their water tested for lead as well, for free. (Homeowners

can go the township Health Department website for more information.) No one pressured Julie Blake to do this. She saw a potential problem and addressed it without fanfare, without self promotion. This is how she works. I hope you will join me in re-electing her.



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Billie Moore I am an independent voter who will not let party lines in local government blur what is best for our community. Living in West Windsor for many years, I witnessed overdevelopment of housing, lack of a master plan, overcrowding of schools and a higher tax burden on residents. I relocated my family to Hopewell Township for the smaller schools, open space, natural environment and smalltown community. Since moving to Hopewell Township, I’ve seen our taxes increase and open space decrease. Ed “Jack” Jackowski has demonstrated keen awareness of these issues, and will fight to restore order and balance to our township, while examining all options, and listening to our concerns. We need more people like Jack stepping up to get involved. Scott Boyarsky Ed Jackowski has promised to listen respectfully to the public and to consider alternatives when key issues emerge within the township. Did you know that the present committee rushed to a decision in approving the construction of 2,881 market rate housing units and a community center, both without any meaningful public input? The addition of these housing units will increase our student body by roughly 3,500 students and require the building of two new schools. Additionally, did you know that the current committee approved a PILOT program which provides the developers a considerable tax break at the expense of our school district. Included within these provisions, builders are not required to pay for any associated school construction costs, increases in teaching staff or the required increases in police, fire, EMT, public works equipment or the additional municipal staff necessary to support this growth. Who will be left to pay for these changes in our township? These are critical issues for our citizens to be aware of. A better balance on the committee will encourage our very talented citizens to bring concerns to a forum where every voice matters and every opinion counts. Attending a number of Ed’s events, I’ve decided that he is a man of great integrity and if elected, is one who will work tirelessly to ensure our township is informed, engaged, and has a voice in what matters most in Hopewell Township. Jeff Bozarth

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Ninth annual Hopewell valley Turkey Trot Nov. 22 The 9th Annual Hopewell Valley 5K Turkey Trot, billed as the largest cross country 5K in New Jersey, will take place on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 22, at 9 a.m. at Rosedale Park in Pennington. Last year, more than 950 runners participated in the race. Registration is open online at Day-of registration will also be available. The first 200 registrants will receive a commemorative tech shirt. T-shirts are guaranteed for registrations received by Nov. 11. All entries received prior to race day will be entered into a prize wheel drawing. Prizes and Thanksgiving pies will be awarded for the top overall male and female finishers, the top three in each age group, and the fastest runner in a turkey costume. Organizers say proceeds benefit The Hopewell Valley Wrestling Association, a nonprofit organization supporting wrestling programs in the Hopewell Valley.

Historian to give talk on Trenton Trolley

In the early decades of the 20th century, more than one million passengers each year rode the two trolley lines that connected Trenton with Princeton. Trolley tracks also extended as far as Pennington and Hopewell.

Sourlands Conservancy to unveil new map app

A trolley at Main and Delaware Streets in Pennington. From the Hopewell Valley Historical Society George H. Frisbie Photographic Collection Collection. On Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at 3 p.m., Dennis Waters will be at the Hopewell Township Branch of the Mercer County Library to discuss a time when the roads were bad, the automobile was not yet dominant, and for a few cents the trolley was the cheapest, fastest, and generally safest way to get from point A to point B in Mercer County. Waters, the former Lawrence Township Historian, will explain the dynamics

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of the trolley system in Princeton-Trenton-Lawrence-Hopewell, with particular attention paid to the Hopewell and Pennington lines. He will tell participants where they can discover relics of the trolley lines that still exist in our landscape and how Mercer County residents used to commute by trolley The program will be presented by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, Hopewell Museum, and Mercer County

The Sourland Conservancy’s geographic information systems analyst, Kevin Burkman, will present Putting the Sourlands on the Map at the Sourland Conservancy’s Train Station Series seminar on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Participants will learn about the digital map-making process and how Burkman developed the Sourland Conservancy Online Atlas, the new interactive mapping application which is now live at Since 2013, the Sourland Conservancy has commissioned numerous mapping projects related to open space analysis and hiking trails. In 2014, when Burkman was serving as a Sourland Conservancy trustee, he began a project to produce maps for all of the 25 hike sites in the Sourland region. Earlier this year, the Conservancy released a bound booklet, the Sourland Region Hiking Atlas, that included those maps and information about the sites. These projects have become the basis for the Conservancy’s latest mapping project: the Sourland Conservancy Online Atlas, its first online interactive mapping application. The Sourland Conservancy Online See AROUND TOWN, Page 8



Julie Blake

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Julie Listens. Julie Leads. Julie Gets the Job Done. Working to keep our taxes low, protect our environment, and strengthen our community.

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Working with community and local leaders Julie has:

the lowest equalized municipal tax rate in ✔ Delivered Mercer County three years in a row.

the Township's total operating expenses by ✔ Reduced 5.9% since 2015.

✔ Ensured the safety of our public and well water. with Congresswoman Bonnie Watson ✔ Promoted, Coleman, the SAFER Pipeline act to keep the PennEast Pipeline OUT of Hopewell Township.

Julie Listens. Julie Leads. Julie Gets the Job Done.

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Space, The Nature Conservancy, the NJ Green Acres Program, Hopewell Township and Mercer County’s Open Space Fund. Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space will co-manage the land with D&R Greenway. Hopewell Township partnered with D&R Greenway to buy the adjacent piece of land located next to open space they already own, expanding protection of the scenic viewscape next to the Harbourton historic cemetery. On the web:

AROUND TOWN cont. from Page 6 Atlas features numerous interactive map layers and detailed information related to the natural and human history of the Sourland region. These layers include hiking trails, historic and cultural Sites, open space analysis, changing landscape, natural resources, Sourland Spectacular, partner organizations and vendors, and PennEast pipeline. A member of the board of Sourland Conservancy’s sister organization, the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, Burkman unveiled The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum’s Mapping Application for African American Places, Culture and History in May. That interactive mapping application was awarded 2nd place for Best Web Mapping Application in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s 2018 Mapping Contest. The app is online at

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at CHS Nov. 2–3 Hopewell Valley Central High School is presenting A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Nov. 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school’s Performing Arts Center. One of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, the play combines magic and whimsy, with hilarious results. This version, set during the summer of love, 1969, features music of the late 1960’s along with the original text of the play. The cast includes Caleb Bagley, Caroline Herbert, Alex Lehman-Borer, Genevieve Shaftel, Camille Ladendorf, Elliot Block, Owen Harrison, Madeline Carleton, Fibi DeLeon Gonzalez, Jimmy Waltman, Kolter Erickson, Sam Hastings, David LaRaus, Olivia Gross, Maeve Merzena, Olivia Levin, Ben Piccarillo, Morgan Schragger, Emily Griffen, Gretchen Cyriacus, Emmie Hatke, Molly Higgins, Shayla Herman, Chloe Lamond and Finn Murray-Campbell. Led by HVCHS’s director of theater, Katie Rochon, Hopewell Valley thespians have received numerous awards in the last several years. Last January,



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The cast for Hopewell Valley Central High School’s upcoming performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, scheduled for Nov. 2 and 3 at the school. a selection from the school’s 2017 fall performance of Picnic received the top award for “Best Chapter Select Presentation” at the New Jersey Thespian Festival. Picnic was nominated for six NJ Foxy Awards, which are presented by Montclair State University. CHS won the 2018 Foxy Award for “Best Dramatic Ensemble,” and current senior Madeline Carleton received the award for best supporting actress. In addition, current senior Caroline Herbert received a Rising Star Award for outstanding actress in a supporting role from the Paper Mill Playhouse for her performance in HVCHS’ winter 2018 musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. The school also won the 2017 Foxy Award for Best Comedy Ensemble for its fall 2016 production of Noises Off. All performances will be at the Performing Arts Center at Hopewell Valley Central High School 259 PenningtonTitusville Road, Pennington. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students

and seniors and can be purchased at the show or ahead of time by visiting and searching the title of the show, or at the door on the night of each performance.

D&R Greenway preserves its 300th property DR Greenway Land Trust reached a milestone with the preservation of the Woosamonsa Perserve in Pennington— the 300th property permanently protected since its founding in 1989. Woosamonsa Ridge Preserve in Pennington comprises more than 146 acres of green forests. Together with a second, contiguous site recently protected, there are now more than 175 acres newly preserved in the Delaware River watershed. The Woosamonsa Ridge Preserve was a collaborative effort spearheaded by D&R Greenway and accomplished with the help of nonprofit and public partners: Friends of Hopewell Valley Open

The Meadows Miler 5 and 10K trail runs and 1K fun run are scheduled to take place Saturday, Nov. 3 in Rosedale Park. Event organizers say the Meadows Miler is a family-friendly event with a wide variety of complimentary food and fun activities for kids. The race routes take competitors through Mercer Meadows along the Lawrence Hopewell Trail. The race and all activities occur at Rosedale Park. The inaugural race last year had more than 500 participants, including many local Let Me Run teams from Mercer County. Let Me Run returns this year along with the Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County. Organizers say that proceeds will benefit Princeton Child Development Institute. Register at

Annual church festival set for Dec. 8 The annual Christmas Festival at St. Peter Lutheran Church will be Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Festivities include a cookie and candy sale, a variety of vendors, themed baskets, craft items, attic treasures, games for children, and a prayer request table. Lunch will be served from 11 to 1. Organizers say proceeds benefit the St Peter Nursery School. Church and school are located at 1608 HarbourtonRocktown Rd. on the corner of Routes 518 and 579. For more information, call (215) 313-2922.

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Students Nomsa Nganang, Calum Shah, Sophia Pellegrino, Jack Sunderland and Ava Wemple in Hopewell Elementar y School’s hydroponic garden. HYDRO continued from Page 1 “The kids are involved in everything from planting to maintaining, to measuring PH levels, to harvesting and consumption in the cafeteria,” says Principal David Friedrich. The farm is currently growing various types of lettuce, spinach, basil, cilantro, dill, bok choy, several varieties of strawberries and lunchbox peppers. The vertical farm has become a center piece of the school’s plant-based cur-

riculum that supports next gen science standards, says Helen Corveleyn, the school’s K-5 STEM facilitator. “There are so many applications that fit in naturally, so it’s not creating a project for kids to do and look at it at one isolated time. It’s crossing over into all walks of science,” she says. Students learn about the engineering process, lighting and electromagnetic spectrum, human impact of food waste in addition to the obvious life science

connections. “Tracing the stages of the plant life cycle is lot easier to do hydroponically than it is in soil farming because you’re actually seeing the seed coming out of the seed kernel,” says Corveleyn. Gauthier believes this visual aspect of the farm makes the produce more appetizing. “There’s something magical about growing your own food. I believe if people see where plants grow, they’re more likely to eat it,” Gauthier says.

“Seeing kids excited about lettuce means something to me because at Princeton, we recently had an event with pizza, and as soon as there was green on it, nobody was taking them.” Corvelyn has noticed that the farm has allowed her students to feel positive peer pressure for eating healthily. “My kindergarten class will come in and their palates aren’t developed yet, so when they’re offered something from the garden, they’ll see the guy next to them eating it, so they’ll eat it too.” Other benefits of the farm include consistency in growing and teaching, and the ability to control water and nutrient input. “Environmentally, you can save on water because there is no run-off. At the same time, you can control the nutrients and light,” says Gauthier. He explains that adjusting nutrient levels and light spectrum and intensity has been instrumental in determining taste of the produce. “For lettuce, I recommended special white lights with high intensity. Of course, plants will grow if you get pink light, but the taste won’t necessarily follow. So white light, broad spectrum at high intensity will make the lettuce leaves slightly thicker and darker and sweeter.” The “sweet” lettuce, the farm’s most popular produce, accounts for 50 percent of the lettuce that students consume for lunch. “We want to eventually be self-sustaining on our lettuce so we’re not buying lettuce from anywhere else,” Friedrich says.

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PHARMACY continued from Page 1 tunity came, when JoAnn asked me, I didn’t hesitate.” Hobson started working at the pharmacy in 1987 when she was in college studying pharmacy science. She was eventually offered a full-time position after graduation from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and has remained at the pharmacy since. Jaderlund joined the pharmacy in 2007. After graduating from the Rutgers College of Pharmacy in 1994, he spent a decade working as a pharmacy manager at CVS before switching over to work as a pharmacy manager at Wegmans for three more years. He then worked as a supervisory pharmacist at Hopewell Pharmacy for nearly seven years before leaving to work at Atlas Drug and Nutrition. When Hobson contacted him to ask about running the pharmacy together, he decided to return to Hopewell. Hobson, who grew up in Hamilton, lives in Pennington with her husband Jeff, who works in information technology for the state. The couple has three children: Dylan and Ryan, 17, and Jeffrey, 16. Jaderlund currently lives in Bridgewater with his daughters Mia, 19, and Sydney, 14. Though ownership has changed, it is likely that Hopewell Pharmacy customers have noticed little difference in day-to-day operations. Hobson and Jaderlund are both familiar faces in the community. Hobson and Jaderlund have big plans for the future of the pharmacy. Right

JoAnn Hobson and Eric Jaderlund in Hopewell Pharmacy. The pair took ownership of the pharmacy Sept. 1, 2018 (Staff photo by Joe Emanski.) now, they’re working on expanding their compounding operations and lines of pet supplements, nutritional supplements, and hemp products. Regardless of what changes the future holds, both owners are determined to prioritize the local presence and community ties their predecessors worked so hard to build. *** Palmieri and Ragazzo have known each other since high school. After

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rooming together for four years at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences, both men worked in various hospitals and pharmacies in the area, one of which was Hopewell Pharmacy. In 1979, Palmieri started to work full time for the pharmacy, while Ragazzo would occasionally fill in. In 1986, Palmieri and Ragazzo received the opportunity to buy a pharmacy in Washington Township, Warren

County. According to Palmieri, the two men were initially hesitant about the purchase because the pharmacy was an hour and a half drive from where they lived in Trenton. After some deliberation, though, they took the offer. This was the opportunity they had been waiting for. The duo officially purchased the pharmacy on Oct. 1, 1986. Eleven months later, the men were asked to return to Hopewell Pharmacy to take over from the owners at the time, Leonard Caputo and George Neeley. Palmieri and Ragazzo knew the owners, who had run the pharmacy for 25 years, well. Palmieri and Ragazzo again hesitated. Though they didn’t want to run a second pharmacy, they knew Hopewell, loved the community, and ultimately took the offer. They started as the new owners at Hopewell Pharmacy on Sept. 1, 1987, 11 months after they took over their first shop. “We knew we were doing the right thing because it was such a good area and a great store,” Palmieri said. “It was a no brainer to go back to Hopewell.” The new owners worked hard to preserve what they describe as the “old and stoic” character of the store. The building that occupies 1 W. Broad St. dates back over 100 years. Decades ago, the building comprised three stores: the post office, a five-and-dime store, and the pharmacy. As time passed, the post office moved down the street, and the five and dime store evolved into a cardand-gift section. Palmieri said the two men kept the section and wood floors

until they began expanding the business in 1994. In January 1994, with their eye on the national market, Palmieri and Ragazzo introduced the concept of compounding, the process by which pharmacists use raw ingredients to create different dosages and forms of medication for doctors to prescribe their patients, to the pharmacy. As the pharmacy’s popularity as a compounding center grew, the new owners realized they had to make space for their new business. The retail section of the store shrank. The card and gift store became a laboratory. The stationery department became the cleanroom. The owners’ hard work paid off. After years of renovations and expansions, the two successfully transformed Hopewell into a national compounding pharmacy. While the pharmacy maintains its local business in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, it also services customers nationally and internationally. Today, Hopewell Pharmacy is one of the few compounding pharmacies in the country compliant with new regulatory standards set to be introduced next year. Despite the changes, Palmieri and Ragazzo said they always made sure to prioritize close relations with the community. They emphasized the independence of the store during their ownership, maintaining good customer service, high-quality products, and competitive pricing. “People would always comment that it still has that old-time pharmacy feel, that good community feel, that old mom-andpop store feel,” Palmieri said. “That’s what we tried to keep.” Both Palmieri and Ragazzo have moved away from the area. Palmieri, who lived in East Amwell while running the pharmacy, has relocated to Broomall, Pennsylvania to live closer to his daughters, Lauren, age 31, and Melissa, age 28, and his granddaughter, Adelyn. Palmieri lives with his wife,

Annmarie, who worked as a nurse for four years before retiring to raise the couple’s children. Ragazzo, who lived in Pennington for 25 years, has also relocated since leaving the pharmacy. He lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania and has one daughter, Natalie, age 22, who recently graduated from theatre school in Nashville. While Palmieri and Ragazzo have officially handed over ownership of the pharmacy, they have not stopped pursuing other business ventures together. Currently, the two are financial investors in a yoga studio and a speed, agility and strength training school for youth. The two businesses, Honor Yoga and the Parisi Speed School, are both located in Washington, New Jersey. They have not ruled out the idea of returning to the pharmacy business, either. “I love pharmacy and I love being a pharmacist, so I’m sure I’m going to revisit that,” said Palmieri. “But it’s only been six weeks now that I’ve been out of the business. I have to take a step back, enjoy life, do a bit of traveling, enjoy my first granddaughter, and go from there.” *** While it is uncertain where Palmieri and Ragazzo will end up in the future, it is clear that they made a lasting impact at the pharmacy. “They built relationships with doctors and created a foundation,” Hobson says. “They built a legacy. They built a reputation.” Palmieri said he believes Hobson and Jaderlund, will continue to maintain that same character of the pharmacy in the years to come. Both Hobson and Jaderlund, know the pharmacy inside and out. “I was aiming to pass it along to her and keep that same feeling of the pharmacy going for the coming years,” said Palmieri. “I’m sure she and Eric going to carry on the traditions of Hopewell Pharmacy in a great way.”




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150 HoVal Girl Scouts camp out The Hopewell Valley Girl Scouts held their annual camp out on the property of the Village Learning Center on the weekend of Oct. 13 and 14. Despite morning rain and cool temperatures throughout the day and night, more than 150 girls ranging from 1st to 12th grade came together to learn essential camping skills including fire building, knife use, and knot tying. The scouts also enjoyed hiking, an obstacle course, decorating pumpkins, making friendship rocks and bird feeders, and a campfire complete with singing and s’mores. Older girls taught skills to the younger girls, allowing everyone to earn their badges. In order to accommodate the large turnout, some HVGS alumni returned to pitch in. Katy Nyby is a Silver Award Girl Scout who recently graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology and now works at Johnson and Johnson. “It was wonderful growing up as a Girl Scout. I learned so much that continues to help me today,” she said. Roxanne Clarke, service unit co-man-

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History teacher takes his shot at winning on ‘Jeopardy!’ By Sophia Cai

Barry made a final bet of $1,000. That may seem like an unusually low bet, but it was consistent with a betting strategy that he had thought out well in advance. He had calculated that if he was in second place going into the final question, and the first place contestant was not running away with the game, the best move would be to make a small bet. “If all three of us get the question right, there is no way I’m going to win because the person ahead of me is going to bet enough money that even if I double, I won’t win,” he said in an interview conducted after the show aired. As such, Barry needed to play for a scenario in which that doesn’t happen. “There is another scenario in which I get it right and the other [contestants] get it wrong, but that’s not nearly as likely as all three of us getting it wrong. Either

way, the way I bet would have worked for either of the two scenarios.” All three contestants correctly A Princeton High School teacher answered “olive oil” to the final question, who lives in Hopewell had many local and Barry ended up taking third place. residents tuned in when he competed in “It would’ve meant a lot to me to be Jeopardy! last month. champion, but I know that the limitHopewell resident Kian Barry, who ing factor on it was my ability to run a teaches World and European history buzzer, and I don’t put much personal at Princeton High School, competed in quality in that,” he said. Week 4 of the 35th season of the ABC Barry had a tough start. He attempted game show earlier this month. to buzz in for nine of the first 10 quesHaving buzzed in and answered 10 tions asked, with no success. questions correctly, Barry was in sec“If you’re too early you get locked out ond place going into the final Jeopardy! and you can’t buzz in for a quarter of a question, with $13,000. 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One seat is up for grabs on the Myers Squibb shutters its Hopewell Hopewell Township Committee this campus in the near future. How will year. The race has Democratic deputy you as a member of the committee mayor Julie Blake running for a second ensure that residents do not lose term against Republican challenger Ed access to ser vices or see tax bills “Jack” Jackowski. Blake is running for spike as a result? Julie Blake: The most important her second term, while Jackowski is a work we can do to reduce the impact of first-time candidate. Julie Blake, 51, is a school counselor Bristol-Myers Squibb is to ensure that in a public high school in Flemington. In we support them in finding the next tenaddition to her duties as deputy mayor, ant. BMS currently has a general develshe also serves as public safety liaison, opment plan for one large biologic comchair of the Board of Health, liaison pany. Ideally, a similar company will step to the Historic Preservation Commis- in. Realistically, however, the new buyer sion, Lawrence Hopewell Trail Trustee may ask for flexibility to allow for a few and trail maintenance volunteer, and different tenants and mixed use zoning. The township comexecutive board member mittee must be careful and past president of the to ensure that the area Hunterdon County School around BMS is preserved Counselor Association. with farms and open Born in Santa Clara, space while still working California, Blake has lived with a potential buyer to in Brandon Farms since make it usable. Their rate1999. She has a bachable income is a vital part elor’s degree in French of our tax base. and history and a master’s Edward Jackowski: degree in teaching from We have to recruit and Washington University work very actively with in St. Louis, and a mascurrent BMS staff on findter’s degree in counseling ing a new business occufrom The College of New pant. I have already spoJersey. She has been marBlake ken to a contact at BMS ried for 26 years to David in regard to this situaBlake, and they have two tion and he has assured children: Eben, 23, and me that they are eagerly Eva, 20. looking for a suitable Edward Jackowski, occupant. 49, is the owner of Jack’s Greenhouse and Farm in HE: Of course, propPennington. He is a memerty taxes are already ber of the Marine Corps high in Hopewell, as League, an officer of Trenthey are throughout ton Cyrus No. 5 Lodge the state. As a memof Free and Accepted ber of the committee Masons, a trustee of the in the next three years, Woosamonsa Schoolwhat will you do to ease house Association, and the burden on local sponsor of boys’ and girls’ Jackowski taxpayers? divisions for the Hopewell Edward Jackowski: Valley Soccer Association. He has been a resident of Hopewell The agreements with developers to Township since 1995 and resides in the build 2,881 market rate homes and 653 Sourland Mountain area of town. Born affordable housing homes will result in in Teaneck, he is a 1987 graduate of development nearly 3 ½ times the size of Brandon Farms, with consequent Notre Dame High School in Lawrence. Jackowski served in the U.S. mili- huge impacts on taxes, schools, traffic, tary as a Marine, and is a graduate of and on the environment. We need to do the USMC Motor Transport Mechanics all we can to slow down this process, to School. He has been married to his wife, work intently with the legislature to alter Anita, since 1996 and they have two chil- affordable housing rules, and to explore dren: Sarina, a freshman at Elon Univer- all possible alternatives to the agreesity, and Jaina, an 8th grader at Timber- ments that the township has already signed. lane Middle School. The township also signed agreements The Hopewell Express provided both candidates with a list of questions with developers of the Zaitz (behind via email. Their answers are published ShopRite) and Enourado (Federal City Road) tracts, giving them each a masbelow. Hopewell Express: The town- sive, 30-year tax break through the ship can expect to lose a significant PILOT program, or payment in lieu of source of tax revenue when BristolSee COMMITTEE, Page 14

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COMMITTEE cont. from Page 13 taxes). No additional such agreements should be signed without comprehensive cost benefit analysis. Julie Blake: I have a record of fiscal responsibility and, if elected, will continue to watch our finances carefully. Since 2015, we’ve reduced the township’s total operating expenses by 5.9 percent. Over the same period, our average budget increase has been less than 2 percent. Over the past two years, we have reduced the township’s overall debt by 12 percent. For three years in a row, Hopewell Township Committee has delivered the lowest equalized municipal tax rate in the entire county. The sale and development of the Zaitz and Woodmont properties will bring over $110 million to the township over the next 30 years. In an official letter to the township committee, the school superintendent, Dr. Thomas Smith, described the financial benefits of this PILOT agreement as “The district assumes any (PILOT) monies will be used by the township to offset the overall tax burden on the residents of Hopewell Township.” This will not take money from schools. Dr. Smith explained that under the agreement the schools will “receive the exact amount we requested.” HE: Residents served by the Trenton Water Works are rightly concerned at the regular reports of substandard water quality and mismanagement at the facility. What will you do as a member of the commit-

tee to ensure that township residents always have safe water to drink? Julie Blake: After a series of water notifications were sent by Trenton Water Works to its customers, I met with both Trenton mayors Jackson and Gusciora about our water safety and spoke about my concerns at a public Trenton Council meeting. As a cautionary measure, I pushed to have the township’s water tested. When the new administration in Trenton announced public water meetings, I arranged for their professionals to come and speak at Stony Brook Elementary School. I will continue these efforts to ensure safe drinking water. While I live in Brandon Farms and am a customer of TWW, it’s important to note that many residents in the township depend on well water and also have concerns about their water safety. The Environmental Commission and the township routinely monitor water levels throughout the Valley. In addition to fighting against the PennEast Pipeline which threatens our water source, I have secured a commitment from a nonprofit agency to provide free lead testing kits to residents who need help. Edward Jackowski: I attended the information session run by Trenton Water. Their assurances are promising, but Hopewell Township must remain vigilant. Trenton Water does not want to create an advisory structure that involves Hopewell Township, and our local government is not pressing for its creation. Hopewell Township must seek a structure that permits our local

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officials and experts to watch Trenton Water decisions. Water quality is an essential part of our quality of life. Our local government must have a seat at the table. HE: The township has agreed to zone for hundreds of affordable housing units to be built by 2025, as is true for many of the surrounding municipalities in the area. There are some people in town who believe that Hopewell’s unique character will be lost if these housing units are built. What can you as a member of the township committee do to satisfy the affordable housing requirement while safeguarding Hopewell’s qualities? Or is this simply not possible? Edward Jackowski: Every alternative needed to be fully explored before the contracts with developers were signed. Some 100 percent affordable units should have been created to reduce the overall tax impact. Other alternatives include rehab units for which double credits are offered. There are currently more than 200 homes for sale in the township of which 18 of them (as of two months ago) are affordable housing. We must also explore the idea of new legislation that might, for example, transfer some of our market rate units to Trenton, a solution that the present Mayor of Trenton strongly favors. Other new legislation will reduce the overall impact on Hopewell Township given its unique status as the supplier of ground-

water to more than 1.5 million users. The township committee must work very hard to shape and encourage the passage of this legislation. To date, those contacts with the legislature by our current town leaders, have been minimal. Julie Blake: This is not a challenge we asked for. The challenge was mandated from the state Supreme Court, and regardless of party, all elected officials have to enforce this decision. But we can meet the mandates and maintain our character by continually emphasizing the historic and environmentally fragile nature of our community and by creating parks and open spaces. The areas that are being developed have been zoned for development for over 15 years. These areas are near I-95 to reduce commuter traffic through town. The planning board did a good job anticipating these needs, and as a committee we have followed their principles carefully. The creation of an environmentally sensitive master plan, the regular public hearings of the planning board, and the township committee’s review over the past 3 years have ensured that this is not a partisan process and that decisions have been made by multiple generations of Hopewell leaders. HE: Give the Hopewell Township Committee a grade on its overall performance over the past 5 years, and explain why you gave it that grade. Julie Blake: B+. We’ve worked hard, we’ve accomplished a lot, we can always

do better. Experience and knowledge count. This group has a lot of it, and if I return to the committee, we can accomplish even more. Here’s my vision for Hopewell Township: it is essential to watch our spending, but we must also continue to create spaces where we meet and come together as a community. We all benefit from preserved farmland, open space, parks, trails, and sites for recreation including the proposed Community and Senior Center. It is my hope that over the next three years, the committee can continue to build on what makes Hopewell Township such a special place. Edward Jackowski: Overall, just a C-. Public participation is actively discouraged. Police have been called at committee meetings to discourage citizens from taking part and a clock prevents citizens from speaking for more than three minutes. Regular meetings are being routinely cancelled, including the last meeting before the election. Recently, a new newsletter provided political aid to the deputy mayor on the public’s dole. Most importantly, the township signed all of the affordable housing settlements without a work session or any meaningful public involvement. As part of the settlement, the township sold a parcel behind ShopRite worth $5 million to developers for $10,000. The PILOT program robs our schools of $56 million over the next 30 years.

HE: It wasn’t that long ago that towns touted their ability to foster residential and commercial growth. It was seen as a sign of desirability and economic health. Nowadays, and not just in Hopewell, growth tends to be treated with hesitancy, doubt or skepticism; even proponents of continued development are often war y of being seen as progrowth. Why do you think we’ve seen this change over time, and what do you think it means for the future of a place like Hopewell Township? Julie Blake: Growth for growth’s sake is not a plan. In 2002 the Planning Board created a master plan to safeguard our environmental resources and give a blueprint for future development. I am committed to its vision for protecting environmentally sensitive areas and maintaining our air and water. Development needs to be sustainable and address our present needs without compromising the future. We need to preserve Hopewell’s history and rural character. Improving our social infrastructure (eg, trails, parks, greenways) is essential to promoting a healthy community. Edward Jackowski: Growth was seen as a way to bring tax ratables into the coffers with limited impact on the spending side since the majority of our tax bill goes toward education. However, the infrastructure costs were ignored, and now you see the increased costs required for public works, police and safety, et cetera. Additionally, Hopewell

Township’s existing roadways do not support increased traffic, as anyone trying to travel south on Route 31 in the morning can attest to. I’m amazed that as a township, we still do not have an economic development plan, nor a manner to begin getting the conversation going on this topic. This has been requested at every meeting this year by John Hart and Mayor Kuchinski and Deputy Mayor Blake continue to stonewall having this conversation. Residents are moving out of New Jersey in droves, seeking lower taxes in Pennsylvania or elsewhere. We can see this trend here in Hopewell, as there are currently over 200 homes on the market. It’s already a buyer’s market, with housing values starting to plummet. We also have commercial vacancies throughout the town. Until we see that the demand for more growth is there, we should attempt to minimize development as much as we can within the COAH mandates. HE: Why are you the right person to help lead Hopewell Township and its committee forward for the next three years? Edward Jackowski: I am the right person for the township because I will vote for topics and issues with a nonpartisan mind set. I support stopping the overdevelopment of Hopewell Township from developers and protecting the land that was originally dedicated for open space. I will listen to my neighbors and

community members, allowing them to fully voice their concerns and questions as opposed to just rubber stamping decisions and ordinances. I have obtained the leadership skills necessary to assist this township in making financially sound decisions through my military experience as well as my experience as a local business owner. My wife and I love raising our family in Hopewell Valley, and I feel it is time to give back to the community that has given us so much. Therefore, I am hoping to be elected and serve on the Hopewell Township Committee to restore good government, transparency, fiscal responsibility and public input. Julie Blake: I have a proven track record of keeping spending down, reducing debt, and finding new revenue streams to ensure that everyone who wants to stay in Hopewell Township can afford to. I strongly believe that we have to meet and listen to all residents, new and old, to ensure that we all have a voice in how we keep our taxes in check and our environment safe. My nature is to look for the good and to find ways to build on what is working. I don’t avoid problems because they are difficult — I work with others to find the best solutions. As a counselor, I have learned the value of listening to people and working for their goals. On the committee, I’ve used my training to work with people with different perspectives and helped them come to fair and reasonable solutions.


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district prior to earning a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. She is a human resources adviser for a Hopewell Borough-based firm. McAuliffe is membership lead for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, as well as Democratic municipal chair for Hopewell Borough. She lives with her son and daughter. McAuliffe says three major issues facing the borough are addressing traffic on side streets, finding new ways to engage the community, and working to ensure that the borough reflects the values of the community. Debra Stuhler has lived in Hopewell Borough since 2002. Her son Sam attended school in the district. She has been a volunteer for many local events, including the Harvest Fair and the Hopewell Block Party, which she cofounded. A graduate of the City University of New York, she works as a project manager for Merrill Lynch. Stuhler says three major issues facing the borough are traffic, affordable housing, and public safety. *** Besides choosing between Ed Jackowski or Julie Blake in the township committee race, Hopewell Township voters will have a choice of three candidates to fill two seats on the Hopewell Valley Regional School District Board of Education. These two seats are being vacated by Leigh Ann Peterson and Lisa Wolff, currently vice president of the

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keeping children safe, giving them skills to cope with stress, and providing the best possible education while being fiscally responsible. O’Reilly moved to Hopewell Township from Ewing four years ago. She teaches special education in middle school in Montgomery and has three children: Kevin (16), Brendan (14) and Brian (14). All attend CHS. O’Reilly says three major issues facing the district in the next three years are the safety and security of students and staff, the social and emotional needs of students, and district finances. *** There are two seats available on the Pennington Borough council, and only two candidates running for them: Democrats Deborah Gnatt and Elizabeth Rosenblatt. Gnatt is an incumbent; incumbent Joseph Lawver is not running for reelection. One of the nine seats on the Hopewell Valley Regional School District Board of Education is committed to Pennington, and that seat is up for re-election this year. However, incumbent Joanna “Jenny” Long is the only candidate running. Voters in all three municipalities will have choices when it comes to state and federal elections. At the county level, three seats are up for grabs on the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Democratic incumbents Ann Cannon, Samuel Frisby and Pasquale “Pat” Colavita are running against Republican challengers Michael Silvestri, Mary Walker and Cynthia Larsen. Also run-



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teach in school. Attack an issue, not a person. We encourReview the school district curriculum age a healthy debate about issues. It is OK surrounding online behavior and couple to be passionate and defend your posiit with the work we have done on equity tion. Don’t be a bystander and if you think and the result is an admirable picture of something is wrong, then be brave and proper messaging intended to prepare stu- speak out. However, name-calling those dents to positively interact and contribute with whom you disagree simply degrades to the global world. Yet our students do not communication. Recently, on a Facebook page with 8,000reside in a vacuum, so plus members, an adult, they are constantly bomunhappy with a decision barded with contrary If we do not made at a school, referred messaging both online accept poor to our superintendent as a and outside of our doors. In order for these lesbehavior from our “jackass.” That is not only but also sons to be internalized students, we need disrespectful, does nothing to advance and turned into action, we the discussion. need reinforcement from to be careful to the greater community. Respect people’s pridiscourage similar vacy. Our teachers know that Sharing negative behavior from their words matter and personal information on they may shape opinions adult role models. social and public media and actions far beyond is not helpful, can be Like: attack an our students’ days in dismean-spirited, and has trict. It is important that the potential to permaissue, not a others have the same nently damage a targeted person. realization and recognize child emotionally. Unfortheir responsibility as tunately, there have been role models in the lives of several instances on social our children. To that end, and public media of adults our superintendent has discussing personal topics been considering the idea of initiating a about other people’s children. Most of the broader conversation about civil discourse. time, their information is woefully inaccuWhile Dr. Smith’s idea has been perco- rate which only adds insult to injury. lating for some time, recent events have Don’t spread fake news. Apply critical demonstrated the need for reinforced edu- reasoning to assertions, consider motivacation on appropriate civil discourse. We tion and the source. During a local political truly believe that on the whole our greater disagreement, some made claims about Hopewell Valley community respects gen- the school district. In response to queseral rules of civility. Unfortunately, the few tions, the superintendent detailed facts and exceptions often get the air time. We need procedures. He clarified on the municipal to work to together to not fan the flames. record that our district recommends and If we do not accept poor behavior from the board approves a budget based on the our students, we need to be careful to dis- best interests of schools while trying to be courage similar behavior from adult role reasonable stewards with taxpayer dollars. models. Consider some of the lessons we Neither the tax distribution among municipalities nor the presence/absence of a Payment In Lieu Of Taxes has any impact on the amount of money schools request or receive. Despite the facts, people continue spreading misinformation. Don’t deride people’s ethnicity. Police Christmas Festivities were called to a junior varsity soccer game at St. Peter because of a parent allegedly making disLutheran Church paraging comments about the opposing 1608 Harbourton Rocktown Road (corner of 518 & 579) team’s players. Lambertville,Road NJ 08530 16081608 Harbourton Rocktown (corner of 518 & 579) While bad behavior seems much more Harbourton Rocktown Road Lambertville, NJ 08530 Christmas Festivities Saturday, December 8,579) 2018 prevalent in our national and political land(corner of 518 & at St. Peter Christmas Festivities 10 am to 2NJ pmFestivities Christmas Christmas Festivities scape, I truly believe that by and large our Lambertville, 08530 Saturday, December 8, 2018 Lutheran atat St. Peter at St. Church Peter St. Peter local Valley citizenry strives for a higher 1608 Harbourton Rocktown RoadChurch (corner of 518 & 579) 10Church am to 2 pm Crafters & Vendors Lutheran Lutheran Lutheran Church Lambertville, NJ 08530 Saturday, December 8, 2018 standard. The ease at which a few adults Cookies & Candies Saturday, December 8, 2018 Crafters & Vendors Saturday, December 8, 2018 am to 2 pm attacked students, schools, administrators, December 8, 2018 10 am to 2 pm Saturday,10 December 8,Saturday, 2018 10 am to 2 pm 10 am to 2 pm 10 am Attic to 2 pm Treasures and the Board was discouraging and may Crafters & Vendors Cookies Crafters & Vendors & Candies Crafters & Vendors Crafters & Vendors Crafters &Activities Vendors represent a low point for our community. 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Lunch served from 11 am to 1 11am pm ing, and build a safe inclusive community Invite your and for all. Invite your family andfamily friends for a fun day! Lisa Wolff is vice president of the Hopewell friends fun day! Proceeds benefitfor the St a Peter Nursery School. Valley Regional School District Board of Proceeds benefit the St Peter Nursery School. Education.

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Ed “Jack” Jackowski: Local Businessman and Long-time Resident committed to Hopewell Township Ed “Jack” Jackowski has been a vital part of the HopewellPennington community since 1996. When Jackowski first purchased the land, there was nothing there but the greenhouse, which the previous owner had built in the 1970s. For the first five years the Jackowskis concentrated on fixing up the property. As a result of their hard work and dedication, Jack’s Greenhouse and Farm has grown to become one of the area’s largest nurseries. Today, he has 13 acres at 10 Woosamonsa Road and around 11 more acres in the area where he also grows his stock. Jackowski, who was first called “Jack” during his days in the Marine Corps, has had a hands on approach to the business from its beginnings. Conveniently located at 10 Woosamonsa Road in Pennington, Jack’s is the perfect destination for preparing your garden and yard for every season. Jack’s has something for every season: Spring, Summer, Fall and Christmas Season! The nursery is full of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. Jackowski says, “Because most of the plants that we have to offer are grown right here, we have the advantage of providing quality nursery stock at a great price. You pick and we dig! The plants that we do not grow, we buy from within the state. This ensures that your plant is hardy and can withstand our climate changes from a wet summer to a very cold winter. We are also a Design/Build Landscape firm offering one stop shopping for all your outdoor needs.” “With the holidays quickly approaching, we are gearing up for a festive time. We have a wide array of poinsettias in a variety of colors and patterns, from the classic full red or white to plants with variegated leaves that look like candy canes. Come in and let us design your own wreathes that are hand-decorated for a unique look.” “We offer balled Christmas trees that can be planted after the holiday to enhance your yard or you can bring the family to cut your own (at this time there is a limited supply.) Our pre-cut trees come from nearby Pennsylvania and are picked up weekly so they are fresh and long lasting. Just imagine the scent they will bring to your home.” Years of experience has given Jackowski a wealth of knowledge


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about landscaping in the region. “Know your site! Does it have sun or shade. If sun, is it morning or afternoon? A plant that needs full sun, requires a good eight to ten hours of direct sun a day to flourish. Sure, that beautiful Butterfly Bush would look great on the north side of your house, but it will not survive for long. Then consider the soil. Does it have good drainage? Is it heavy clay, shale or sandy? And do not forget the pH especially if you want brilliant azaleas or hydrangeas. There are many factors to consider when planning the perfect garden.” The Jackowskis are committed to being a strong part of the HopewellPennington area. “We live at the nursery so our business is literally our home. We strive to be active in social and civic events in town.” They are a proud sponsor of the Hopewell Valley Soccer Association. Jack is also committed to giving back to the community that has been so good to them and is running for a Hopewell Township Committee seat in the upcoming election, Tuesday, November 6th. Explore what your great outdoors can be at Jack’s Greenhouse and Farm.

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“A year ago my confidence was struggling in my play and my teammates and coaches have helped me immensely with that,” she said. Some extra effort on Bella’s part also played a part, as she noted, “From last season to this season I did not go a week without training. This has helped me improve my skills and aggressiveness near the cage.” The results have been easily noticeable. As of Oct. 14, DiNardo was tied with Kelsey Fithen for the team lead in goals with 11; and she was second on the team in overall scoring with 11 goals and five assists. “Bella has really stepped up, she’s done so much work outside of the season,” coach Pam Edwards said. “She has just grown leaps and bounds from last year. Coming in last year I knew she was a hard worker, a great kid. She really worked on her fundamentals, she worked on her speed. Her shot has gotten really strong.” DiNardo’s emergence has helped open things up for Fithen (11 goals, 10 assists), who emerged as a dangerous offensive threat last season; and other quality scorers such as Chloe McGregor (8 goals, 4 assists) and Kileigh Pfluger (5 goals, 5 assists). DiNardo gives the seniors credit for helping her come along. “The team has a lot of talent,” she said. “Kileigh Pfluger, Kelsey Fithen and also Gabbi Gomez have consistently contributed every year, including inspiring me through their passion for field hockey. They will certainly be missed next year and it’s been great to have the opportunity to compete with them.” DiNardo began field hockey at age 7, playing in a Saturday morning clinic run by the renowned Cris Maloney. That ignited a passion that took her to the Princeton Field Hockey Club, run by the Princeton University coaches. “They have one of the top programs in the country and I’m fortunate to have such wonderful coaching,” DiNardo said. “Of course when you first start playing, the game is a very slow speed, but as I began to improve the game became very fast paced. I would have never imagined me playing at the speed during a game that I am today.” Much of that has to do with a yearround dedication to the sport. “Playing on both my school and club team continues to test me and make me a better player,” she said. “Last year was the first year where I did not stop training after the school season.” Rather than take a break, DiNardo went to camps, tournaments, club practices and other field hockey events. “She’s highly determined, she sets goals for herself that she tries to achieve,” Edwards said. “We had high expectations for her and it’s nice to see her stepping up and giving 100 percent at games and practices too.”

Hopewell Valley Central High School sophomore Bella DiNardo is showing major improvement on the field hockey field. (Photo by Rich Fisher.) DiNardo feels with the abundance of talent on the Bulldogs, who were 11-4-1 at mid-October, it makes things easier for more girls to score, since there are so many weapons to worry about. “We have 10 players who have scored goals. That makes it pretty difficult for opposing teams because they may focus on me, Kelsey and Kileigh, but that leaves seven others who are capable of scoring. Additionally, our defense has been awesome and this has allowed us to be aggressive on offense. “Every defensive player has been a big part of getting the ball downfield to set up the scoring opportunities for the mids and forwards. Not to mention, we have back defenders, like Meggy Wiley, who have scored too. The ability for any player on our team to score opens it up for everyone and also takes the pressure off of any one player.” When it comes to field hockey, however, the only pressure DiNardo feels is waiting for the game to start, because she just can’t wait. “Right now, for me, it’s all about field hockey and studying,” she said. “I’d like to play field hockey in college and this is a big year, both this season and the offseason, to do my best as a student-athlete and hopefully open up some college opportunities.” Because a love like this is hard to find.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS On Stage this month

Beauty and the Beast, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-5703333. The Disney classic. $20. Monday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m.; Fridays (8 p.m.), Saturdays (2 and 8 p.m.) and Sundays (2 p.m.) through Nov.11. A Christmas Story: The Musical, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-570-3333. $20. Friday, Nov. 16 (8 p.m.); Saturdays (2 and 8 p.m.) and Sundays (2 p.m.) through Dec. 2.

Thursday, November 1

Adult Book Discussion Group, Pennington Public Library, 30 Main Street, Pennington, 609737-0404. “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. 2 p.m. Sing Along with Sculpture, Grounds For Sculpture, 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, 609584-7800. Gather round the piano at Rat’s restaurant with Seward Johnson, sculptor and founder of GFS. 5 to 7 p.m. XPN Welcomes Dar Williams, Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, 609466-1964. $40. 7:30 p.m. Information Session, LifeTies, 1901 North Olden Avenue, Suite 44, Ewing, 609-4142083. Learn about how to become a mentor to at-risk youth. Call or email to register. 5:30 p.m. Ricardo A. Herrera, David Library of the American Revolution, 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, 215-493-6776. “American Citizens, American Soldiers: Civic Identity and Military service from the War of Independence to the Civil War.” Free. Register. 7:30 p.m. Train Station Series: Cool Women Poetry Reading, Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell. The ninewomen poetry critique and performance group reads three rounds of poems about the Sourlands. $5. Register. 7 p.m.

org. Tour studios, art centers, pop-up galleries, and other creative spaces in Trenton. Noon. to 6 p.m. Annual Fine Craft Show, Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad place, Hopewell. Email for information. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cider Making, Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, 609-737-3299. Help turn the cider press and learn the process from start to finish. Free. 10 a.m. Pennington Farmers Market, Rosedale Mills, 101 Route 31 North, Pennington. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cannon Firing Demonstration, Washington Crossing State Park, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 609-7370623. Demonstrations conducted by Lamb’s Artillery Company, a Revolutionary War reenactments group, at noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Noon. SCORE Princeton: Networking Brand and Value Proposition, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, 609-7377419. Learn tips and techniques for developing brand and value proposition for successful networking. Register. 10 a.m. Meadows Miler, Rosedale Park, 424 Federal City Road, Penningto. nj/pennington/meadowsmilernj. 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. Proceeds benefit the Princeton Child Development Institute. $20$40. Register. 8:45 a.m.

Sunday, November 4

a.m. to 5 p.m. RCA Astro: Space to Screen, The Sarnoff Collection, Roscoe West Hall, The College of New Jersey. View replicas of the camera carried on the Apollo missions and other RCA-NASA paraphernalia. Guided tour. 1:30 p.m. Take the Trolley, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Hopewell, 609-7372610. Dennis waters discusses the trolley lines that connected Trenton with Princeton in the early decades of the 20th century. Register. Free. 3 p.m. Woolly Worm Weather Forecasting, Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, 609-737-3299. According to colonial American folklore, the width of a woolly bear caterpilar’s brown stripe forecasts winter weather. Try to “predict” the weather on this walk. Register. 10 a.m. Princeton Half Marathon, Hinds Plaza, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Proceeds benefit HiTops. $100. Register. 7 a.m.

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Friday, November 2

Evening Barn Dance, Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, 609737-3299. Square dancing, circle dancing, contra dancing and more. 7:30 p.m. This Really Happened...Storytelling at HT, Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, 609-466-1964. hopewelltheater. com. Rotating cast of storytellers plus a limited audience open-mic session. $19.73. 8 p.m. Pride and Prejudice: Examining Queer of Color Narrative, Silva Gallery of Art, The Pennington School, 112 West Delaware Avenue, Pennington. Opening reception for artist Andre Terrel Jackson’s “Pride and Prejudice: Examining Queer of Color Narrative” exhibit. On view through November 30. 6 to 8 p.m. Mary Chapin Carpenter, McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. The Princeton native celebrates her 14th album, “Sometimes Just the Sky.” 8 p.m. Bedlam, 1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, 609-392-6409. $20. 8 p.m. CASA’s Stand Up for a Child Night of Comedy, The Merion, 1301 Route 120, Cinnaminson, 609-434-0050. Appetizers, drinks, live music, and comedy from Joe DeVito. Action News’ Rick Williams emcees. Proceeds benefit CASA for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties. $125. Register. 6 p.m. Medicare Workshop, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, 609-737-7419. Michael Salum presents. Register. 10:30 a.m.

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2 Hilton Court on August 1. Seller: Rohit and Bhavana Malik. Buyer: Yogesh Ade. Townhouse in Brandon Farms. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $385,000 (-$10,000). 227 Pleasant Valley Road on August 3. Seller: Richard and Cheryl Goldman. Buyer: Anna and John Moscatiello. Two-story colonial. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. $600,000 ($25,000). 110 Drummond Drive on August 6. Seller: Estate of Kennon Zay Risinger. Buyer: Erik and Heidi Arnesen. Two-story colonial in Princeton Farms. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $465,000 ($34,000). 40 West Shore Drive on August 6. Seller: Eleanor Pennington Trustee. Buyer: Kristina Everett and Jeremy Turner. 1.5-story Colonial in Elm Ridge Park. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. $585,000. 44 Sutton Court on August 7. Seller: Kevin and Diana Ly Buyer: Nan Li and Shuyi Chen. Two-story colonial in Hopewell Grant. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $356,000 (-$7,000). 194 Hopewell Princeton Road on August 10. Seller: Estates of Harold and Natividad Phillips and Harold Phillips Jr.. Buyer: Vas1924 Linden LLC. Ranch. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. $179,500 (-$48,500). 608 Pebble Creek Court on August 10. Seller: Sharon Coons. Buyer: Xiang Gao and Xin Jin. Townhouse in Brandon Farms. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $338,000 (-$2,000). 7 York Road on August 13. Seller: Cecilia Rueda-Stephens and Margaret Rueda. Buyer: Luci Robson. Ranch in Wellington Manor. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $445,000 (-$74,000). 3 Grange Road on August 14. Seller: Estate of Eleanor Spainhour. Buyer: Sandy and Maria Procaccini. Ranch in Four Seasons. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $315,000 (-$2,900). 107 Bollen Court on August 16. Seller: K. Hovnanian at Hopewell One. Buyer: Hong Chang International Enterprises Ltd. and Lai Fon Chan. Townhouse in Brandon Farms. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $310,000 ($100). 95 Knox Court on August 17. Seller: Dominick and Claudia DeFino. Buyer:

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Monday, November 5

West Trenton Garden Club, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 137 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton, 609-883-5904. “Designing for the Holidays,” presented by Alan Kieyhuk. All are welcome. Guests $10. 7 p.m.

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Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group, Center for Comprehensive Breast Care, Capital Health Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, 609-537-7485. events. Comprehensive educational and emotional support group for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer or undergoing

Warren McCall and Phanith Mean. Two-story colonial in Hopewell Grant. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $346,000 (-$13,000). 11 Forrest Hill Road on August 20. Seller: Patrick and Mika Ryan. Buyer: Marek Tipon and Genevieve Brissette-Tipton. Two-story colonial in River Knoll. 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. $430,200 (-$18,800). 31 Navesink Drive on August 23. Seller: Kumar and Sathasivam Natarajan. Buyer: Nicholas Logothetis and Tara Fenimore. Two-story colonial in Brandon Farms. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $485,000 (-$5,000). 52 Maddock Road on August 24. Seller: Rhonda Katz and Anita Brown. Buyer: Nicholas Harrison. 1.5-story singe family. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $407,500 (-$12,400). 100 Pleasant Valley Road on August 24. Seller: Wells Fargo Bank. Buyer: New Leaf Homes LLC. Twostory Victorian. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. $430,500 (-$44,400). 206 Hopewell Princeton Road on August 24. Seller: Thomas Mahon. Buyer: Rachel and Amando Guerrero. Ranch. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $300,000. 29 Sutton Court on August 26. Seller: Edward and Dana Petrone. Buyer: Wing Pong and Mei Li. Two-story colonial in Hopewell Grant. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $360,000 (-$9,900). 1212 Bear Tavern Road on August 29. Seller: Gary and Lesa Aldridge. Buyer: Michelle Gale. Con temporary/ ranch. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. $395,000. 112 Route 31 South on August 30. Seller: Estate of Jerry Travis. Buyer: Henry Dang. 1.5-story Cape Cod. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. $201,001 ($1). 43 Chicor y Lane on August 30. Seller: Scott and Mary Bradley. Buyer: Robert and Natalia Durborow. Twostory colonial in Brandon Farms. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. $575,000 (-$10,000). 15 Harrison Avenue on August 31. Seller: Brian and Amy McCaffrey. Buyer: Driton and Makfire Lipovica. Two-story colonial. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $450,000 (-$49,900). –Compiled by Justin Sanservino breast cancer treatment. 6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 7

Caroline Kent, TCNJ Art Gallery, Art and Interactive Multimedia Building, The College of New Jersey, 609-771-2633. tcnjartgallery. Panel discussion and opening reception for the exhibition featuring work by Caroline Kent, a Chicago-based painter. Through Sunday, Dec. 9. 4 p.m. Artist’s Talk, Rider Art Gallery, Bart Luedeke Center, 2083 Lawrenceville Road. Watercolors by Harry I. Narr. Exhibition runs through Friday, Nov. 30. 7 p.m. The Jonathan Kirschner Band, 1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, 609-392-6409. $20. 8 p.m. Mercer County Community College Culinary Tasting Benefit, Student Center Cafeteria,

Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. Featuring dishes prepared by chefs from area restaurants. Proceeds benefit the Chef Anne Lumberger and Chef Shari Widmayer Pastry Arts Memorial Scholarship Fund. $50. Resgister. 6 p.m. Story Time with Ms. Kim, Pennington Public Library, 30 Main Street, Pennington, 609-7370404. Rhymes, music and a story for children ages 2 to 4. Siblings and babies welcome. 11 a.m. Women’s Leadership Summit, Education Building, The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing. Speakers, panel discussions, and a workshop. $87.50-$100. 8:30 a.m. English Language Conversation Session, Pennington Public Library, 30 Main Street, Pennington, 609-737-0404. penningtonlibrary. org. Relaxed, informal session with an emphasis on learning practical phrases. Send an email to to register. 10 a.m. Knitting Group, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, 609-7377419. Knitting, crocheting, and needle crafting. 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 8

African American Author Spotlight, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, 609-737-7419. This month’s author is Kimberla Lawson Roby. Register. 7 p.m. Afternoon Concert, Princeton University Chapel, Princeton University. music.princeton. edu. Free. 12:30 p.m. Sing Along with Sculpture, Grounds For Sculpture, 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, 609584-7800. Gather round the piano at Rat’s restaurant with Seward Johnson, sculptor and founder of GFS. 5 to 7 p.m. CASA Information Session, CASA of Mercer and Burlington Counties, 1450 Parkside Avenue, Suite 22, Ewing. CASA for Children is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who speak up in family court for children who have been removed from their families due to abuse or neglect. 10 a.m. Christopher S. Wren, David Library of the American Revolution, 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, 215-493-6776. dlar. org. The author discusses Vermont before it was Vermont. Free. Register. 7:30 p.m. Train Station Series: Putting the Sourlands on the Map, Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell. Kevin Burkman discusses the numerous mapping projects commissioned by the Sourlands. $5. Register. 7 p.m.

Friday, November 9

Joe Holt and Maria Rusu, 1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, 609-392-6409. $20. 8 p.m. Transformations: A Fine Craft Showcase, Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell. Featuring 14 new and returning artists. Celebrating its 45th year. For more information, send an email to sallystang33@ 10 a.m. Pioneer Songs: The Making Of, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, 609-737-7419. Ewing resident and comopser Eric Houghton previews and discusses “Pioneer Songs,” a musical adventure following the first wagon trains to California. Register. 3:30 p.m. Paper Crafts with Kelly, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, 609-737-7419. Supplies provided. Register. 2 p.m.

Saturday, November 10

XPN Welcomes Johnny Irion and Pat Sansone, Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, 609-466-1964. hopewelltheater. com. $35.19-$37-32. 8 p.m. Dan Kassel, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton. Cellist Dan Kassel, a Hopewell native, performs. $20. 8 p.m.

Transformations: A Fine Craft Showcase, Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell. Featuring 14 new and returning artists. Celebrating its 45th year. For more information, send an email to sallystang33@ 10 a.m. Bacon, Sausage, and Scrapple Making, Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, 609-737-3299. Fill sausage stuffer and grind corn. Free. 10 a.m. Pennington Farmers Market, Rosedale Mills, 101 Route 31 North, Pennington. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday, November 11

Washington’s Crossing: The Rest of the Story, Union Fire Compant and Rescue Squad, 1396 River Road, Titusville. Examine the value and limitations of paintings in understanding history and the operation of river ferries. Register. 12:30 p.m.

Monday, November 12

Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer, McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. Genre-benders on banjo, tabla, and bass fiddle. 7:30 p.m. Meetings, PFLAG Princeton, Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton. pflagprinceton. org. Support group for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals. Peer-facilitated discussion and information sharing in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental setting. 7 p.m. Washington Crossing Card Collectors Club, Union Fire Company, 1396 River Road, Titusville, 609-737-3555. Postcards featuring Jefferson Davis and the confederacy. 8 p.m.

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Tuesday, November 13

Book Club, Brick Farm Market, 65 E Broad St, Hopewell. Discussing “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson. 7 p.m. Too-Busy-for-Books Book Club, Pennington Public Library, 30 Main Street, Pennington, 609737-0404. “Giovanni’s Room” by James Baldwin. 7:30 p.m. Plan Your Perfect (and Stress Free) Move, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, 609-737-7419. Learn planning strategies for executing a stress-free move. Register. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14

Opening Night Food and Fun, Prindie: Princeton Independent Film Festival, Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell. Screening of Official Selection films “The Best Fireworks Ever,” Nightmares by the Sea,” “Bonobo,” and “Third Kind.” Register. $18. $50 prix fixe dinner available 5 to 6 p.m. at Brick Farm Tavern. Reservations required. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Short of It, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, 609-7377419. Discussing the short stories of James Baldwin. 2 p.m. Alexandre Djokic and Roburt Gajdos, 1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, 609392-6409. $20. 8 p.m. Information Session, LifeTies, 1901 North Olden Avenue, Suite 44, Ewing, 609-4142083. Learn about how to become a mentor to at-risk youth. Call or email to register. 12:30 p.m. CASA Information Session, CASA of Mercer and Burlington Counties, 1450 Parkside Avenue, Suite 22, Ewing. CASA for Children is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who speak up in family court for children who have been removed from their families due to abuse and/or neglect. 5:30 p.m. Story Time with Ms. Kim, Pennington Public Library, 30 Main Street, Pennington, 609-7370404. Rhymes, music and a story for children ages 2 to 4. Siblings and babies welcome. 11 a.m. IAC Adoption Talking Circle, IAC Counseling Center, 21 Route 31, Building B, Suite B5, Pennington, 609-694-6065. Adop-

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Thursday, November 15

Princeton Independent Film Fest, Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton. Opening night of the festival, featuring film screenings, live performances, VR demonstrations, talks, and more. See website for full schedule. 7:30 p.m. Active Aging Fitness, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, 609-737-7419. Stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, strength poses and chair yoga. 3:30 p.m. Train Station Series: Connecting Kids with Nature, Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell. Nicole Langdo, founder of Painted Oak Nature School, presents. $5. Register. 7 p.m.

Friday, November 16

Jessica Lang Dance, McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. “Tesseracts of Time” and other works. “Tesseracts” is a collaboration with Lewis Center architect Stephen Holl. 8 p.m. Heather Maloney, Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, 609-466-1964. $20. 8 p.m. Card Making Workshop, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, 609-737-7419. Create a one-of-akind card for any occassion. Supplies provided. Register. 10 a.m.

Saturday, November 17

The New Chinese Acrobats Featuring Cirque Eloize, McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place,

Princeton, 609-258-2787. China’s ancient folk art mixed with a modern kaleidoscope of movement that defies laws of body mechanics and physics. 7:30 p.m. Darla Rich Quartet, 1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, 609-392-6409. 1867Sanctuary. org. $20. 8 p.m. Logging and Firewood Cutting, Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, 609-737-3299. Cut and chop firewood, split locust logs, make barn pegs, and eat pancakes. Free. 10 a.m. Sangria Making Class, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-7374465. Take home a jar of the final product. $28.95. Register. 11 a.m.

Sunday, November 18

Gypsy Jazz Brunch with Pyrenesia, Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, 609-466-1964. Live jazz plus a brunch buffet. $53.85. 11 a.m. Cecile McLorin Salvant, McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. “New Big Band Project.” 4 p.m. Wendy Zoffer Jazz Group, 1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, 609-392-6409. $20. 8 p.m. Tilar J. Mazzeo, David Library of the American Revolution, 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, 215-493-6776. The author discusses the lives of Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy Schuyler. Free. Register. 3 p.m. The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road, Pennington Public Library, 30 Main St, Pennington, 609-737-0404. penningtonlibrary. org. Beatles scholar and 1960s rock historian Vincent Bruno presents. 3 p.m.

Monday, November 19

New Jersey’s Bald Eagle Recovery Program, Stainton Hall, Pennington School, 112 W Delaware Ave, Pennington. Robert Somes, senior zoologist with NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife presents. Refreshments served. 7:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, November 21 Sunday, November 25

Festival of Trees, Morven Museum, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, 609-924-8144. A juried collection of trees and mantles displayed throughout the museum’s galleries featuring trees inspired by 18th through 20th century decor. Wednesdays through Sundays through Jan. 6, 2019. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Story Time with Ms. Kim, Pennington Public Library, 30 Main Street, Pennington, 609-7370404. Rhymes, music and a story for children ages 2 to 4. Siblings and babies welcome. 11 a.m.

Thursday, November 22

Hopewell Valley 5K Turkey Trot, Rosedale Park, 424 Federal City Road, Pennington. 5K run plus prizes and more. Proceeds benefit the Hopewell Valley Wrestling Association. $25. Register. 9 a.m.

Friday, November 23

The Nutcracker, McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. $35-$65. Julia Scotti with Tyler Rothrock and MC Buddy Harris, Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, 609-466-1964. $29.50. 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 24

The Nutcracker, McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. $35-$65. 2 p.m. The Nutcracker, Roxey Ballet, Kendall Main Stage Theater, The College of New Jersey, 609-397-7616. $20 and up. 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Hayrides and Wreath and Sleighbell Sale, Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, 609-737-3299. Hayrides plus handmade wreaths and sleighbells for sale. Free. 10 a.m.

The Nutcracker, McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. $35-$65. 1 p.m. The Nutcracker, Roxey Ballet, Kendall Main Stage Theater, The College of New Jersey, 609-3977616. $20 and up. 2 p.m.

Tuesday, November 27

Writers Support Group, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, 609-737-7419. Learn to defeat writer’s block and perfect the craft. 6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28

Knitting Group, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, 609-7377419. Knitting, crocheting, and needle crafting. 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 29

Author Talk, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, 609-7377419. Charles Hunt discusses “Through the Water and the Fire.” Register. 6:30 p.m. Quilting Group, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, 609-7377419. Open to all skill levels. 10 a.m.

Friday, November 30

The Nutcracker, Roxey Ballet, Kendall Main Stage Theater, The College of New Jersey, 609-397-7616. $20 and up. 10 a.m. Michaela McClain, 1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, 609-392-6409. 1867Sanctuary. org. $20. 8 p.m. Stephane Wrembel, Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, 609-466-1964. $34.95-$48.51. 8 p.m. Recyclable Arts and Crafts, Hopewell Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, 609-737-7419. Make arts and crafts out of recycled goods. Supplies provided. Register. 2 p.m.



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Tales of a hunter-scavenger By Robin Schore I pick up stuff, either while bike riding or walking the beach. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, I am Indiana Jones. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, I am a nut pushing a shopping cart full of junk talking to himself. On Sundays, I survey my gathered treasures and gloat. A mere year ago, while biking through Hopewell Boro, I found a Rolex. Actually, it was a Casio, but what’s the difference. Both tell time. The watch had been run over, but it worked. The watchband was ruined. A few months earlier, I found an irreparable watch full of seawater on the beach with a perfectly functioning watchband. The two finds were quickly joined. Clearly, this match is confirmation that there are mysterious divine forces at work in the universe. This true fact had been established years earlier when I found a bicycle tail light missing a lens four miles from the beach and a week later found the missing red lens in a beachside parking lot. But by far the most convincing sign of divine order occurred five years ago while I was biking on Route 579 and found a right-side deer antler. Three years later, I found the left antler. Only then did I display the pair in my trophy

room between the stuffed grizzly that I slew armed with just a Bowie knife and my collection of perfectly mounted and preserved earwigs. On two occasions just prior to Halloween, I found a pumpkin on the side of the road. After trying to locate the rightful owner by yelling, “Did anyone lose a pumpkin?” I tucked it under my arm and rode home just like Washington Irving’s headless cyclist. Speaking of headlessness, last year I found the decapitated body of a Canada goose decoy. I called the manufacturer and, in a moment of wild extravagance, ordered a replacement head for $5. When the head arrived, I screwed wheels into the decoy creating a magnificent child’s pull-toy, the only one of its kind. While I have yet to find Captain Kidd’s treasure on the beach, much less a single doubloon or gold ingot, I have found an enviable trove of children’s toys including 34 multicolored plastic shovels and nine Hot Wheels cars, each representing some child’s broken heart. More practical than found toys are found tools, and I have amassed a for-

midable collection including pliers, wrenches and screwdrivers (all sizes), pruning shears, a vise grip, and a tape measure. Hapless mechanics and landscapers obviously left tools on their cars, drove off, and scattered the treasures for me to find. In June, I found a nasty little folding knife which had clearly been employed in some horrible crime before being discarded. Once I found a tackle box full of saltwater flies by the road and immediately figured out the [embarrassingly stereotypical] backstory to its provenance. An irate spouse driving with her husband began screaming at him for neglecting his responsibilities. “That’s right, Mr. Bigshot Fisherman. Why bother mowing the lawn or picking up the kids from soccer when you can go out on your boat and catch porgies.” Then she threw his feathered hooks out the truck window. On occasion I’ve found money, dollar bills fluttering across roadways or half-buried in the sand. Unlike the true hunter-scavenger maniacs, I do not search for treasure with a metal detector although I have run into people who dis-

A year ago I found a Rolex. Actually it was a Casio, but what’s the difference? Both tell time.

played with consummate pride diamond rings that they had found. I hate them. One afternoon, I spotted a cell phone while biking on Route 29. Before I could figure out how to contact the owner, the phone rang and a desperate, angry contractor wanted to know where his phone was. When he showed up at my house, he explained that everything, his business and his personal connections, was contained in that phone. He offered me a $20 reward. I declined the big bucks basking instead in my own aura of unadulterated nobility and virtue. Years earlier while biking through the Sourlands, I found a wallet containing credit cards and cash. I turned it all over to the constabulary hoping that they’d be as noble and virtuous as I was. But my greatest triumph occurred just this past August when I found a wet, sandy hat on the beach that turned out to be a genuine Tilley. I had never heard of a Tilley, but when I Googled it, I found out that they are worn by yachtsmen and well-to-do surfers (of the waves, not the Internet) and they float, hence its appearance at my feet. Most notable, Tilleys are indestructible and cost at minimum $84! That hat is worth more than my entire wardrobe. Now it’s all mine. Remember to vote early and often. Robin Schore lives in Titusville.

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