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Witherspoon-Jackson Joins Lawsuit Against University Over Payment of Taxes

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A group of residents from Princeton’s Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood has joined a lawsuit challenging tax exemptions for some buildings on the Princeton University campus. Originally brought by four Princeton residents, the suit now has 24 people listed as plaintiffs. Witherspoon-Jackson is home to many African American residents, some of whom have inherited their houses from family members who moved there in the 1930s after being forced to relocate from the area that is now Palmer Square. As a result of the 2010 Princeton property tax revaluation, many residents have faced tax rates that are beyond their means. “These people have been particularly hard hit with very high property tax increases due to the fact that some homes have been gentrified,” said attorney Bruce Afran, who is representing the plaintiffs. “Many are not well off. They don’t have the income for these taxes.” Mr. Afran said he was approached by Witherspoon-Jackson community leaders, including former Borough Mayor Yina Moore and Princeton Housing Authority member Leighton Newlin, about joining the suit. “It’s a core of the community that has chosen to join. It’s a very important statement,” Mr. Afran said, “a kind of poignant counter-note to the effect of the University’s tax position.” He continued, “This is a group that is challenging our most economically well off citizens, telling them to pay taxes. The University’s attitude hurts many people in the community directly. If the University would pay its fair share, WitherspoonJackson’s vastly inflated taxes would be reduced. Though it’s not the University’s fault that the taxes have gone up in the neighborhood, the University’s refusal to pay anything but minimal taxes is having a disproportionate impact on the neighborhood.” The original plaintiffs brought two lawsuits, one in 2011 and the other in 2014, complaining that the University should pay taxes on several buildings that are currently tax exempt because they have commercial uses and earn profits for the institution. Lawyers for the school have argued that the buildings serve its educational mission and should therefore be exempt. Continued on Page 14

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Princeton University will not remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from two campus buildings despite a recent outcry over his views on race. A trustee committee charged with examining the Wilson legacy announced Monday that there is a need for “an expanded and more vigorous commitment to diversity and inclusion at Princeton,” but the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and Wilson College will retain his name. This decision does not sit well with the student activist group Black Justice League, which issued a statement soon after the University announcement. While not surprised by the conclusion of the

committee, they said, they are disappointed. “With these actions and others — such as its recent display of hypocrisy and inconsistency in its response to violent antiSemitic attacks on campus — Princeton continues to demonstrate its seemingly intractable investment in white supremacy and its vestiges,” the statement says. “Princeton’s decision today demonstrates unambiguously its commitment to symbols and legacies of anti-Blackness in the name of ‘history’ and ‘tradition’ at the expense of the needs of and in direct contravention with the daily experiences of Black students at Princeton.”

Last September, the Black Justice League issued information around campus revealing Wilson’s views on race, which included admiration of the Ku Klux Klan and belief that blacks should not be afforded full citizenship. In November, following a 32-hour student sit-in outside his office, University President Christopher L. Eisgruber agreed to consider removing Wilson’s name from the two buildings. A 10-member committee made up of scholars and alumni was formed. Brent Henry ’69, vice president and general counsel, Partners HealthCare System, served as chairman. Members included author and Wilson biographer A. Scott Berg ’71; U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin ’75; and Ruth Simmons, former president of Brown University. The group convened nine times and created a website to solicit opinions from the University community. Continued on Page 10

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LEVELS OF USE: Referring to the library’s upcoming second-floor renovation in this week’s Town Talk, Executive Director Brett Bonfield mentions the “classic view of what a library is .” Other Town Talkers speak highly of the fireplaces, the “fantastic staff,” the Friends bookstore, and “a new director who seems to understand that libraries have to live in the 21st century .” (Photo by Charles R. Plohn)

Controversy locally and across the country continues to pursue the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) Test as Princeton Public Schools (PPS) prepare to administer the 2016 PARCC, starting next Monday. Testing over the next three weeks may result in a more stringent assessment of the PARCC itself than of the student test-takers and their schools. For parents who choose not to have their children take the PARCC, last Monday, April 4, was the deadline to submit a written statement to their children’s principal, but PPS Superintendent Steve Cochrane stated on Tuesday that “we won’t have truly accurate numbers on test refusal until the end of the week.” He did say that refusal numbers “appear to be lower than last year.” Nearly 800 of 1164 students in grades nine through eleven, including 340 of 370 juniors, declined to take the PARCC last year, its first year, though participation numbers were higher in the elementary and middle school grades. Poor attendance, accompanied by criticism of the Test from Save Our Schools NJ, the NJEA teachers’ union and other groups, along with declining participation nationally, makes the long-term future of Continued on Page 16


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architectural firms, the Institute announced last week that Steven Holl Architects had been chosen to design the new, 20,000-square-foot Rubinstein Commons. Holl is also the designer of the Lewis Center for the Arts currently under construction on the Princeton University campus — a coincidence that was not a factor in the selection, according to the Institute’s Director Robbert Dijkgraaf.

TOPICS Of the Town “It really had no bearing at all,” Mr. Dijkgraaf said this week. “All of the final four firms [MOS Architects, OMA, and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects were the other three] have a strong presence in Princeton already. We were really kind of flattered by the interest of these very prestigious firms. It was an embarrassment of riches for us.” What distinguished the Holl firm’s vision from the other contenders was the way the proposed building fits into the Institute’s landscape, the quality of the materials, and, especially, the use of light. “Each of the firms had a different angle. But we were really struck by the way Steven Holl intends to bring in light in various forms,” Mr. Dijkgraaf said. “The roof has little alcoves, each with a different atmosphere because of the light. The design created a whole spectrum of different spaces by using artistic forms and shapes and lights. That was something we really were looking for — in some sense, a whole gradient of more formal and informal spaces. We have had a demand for this for a long time.” Businessman and philanthropist David Rubinstein, who is co-founder and coCEO of The Carlyle Group and is an Institute trustee, has funded the project. The Rubinstein Commons is being built to “support community and academic life on the IAS campus, promoting communication and collaboration through a variety of social and meeting spaces,” according to a press release. “Providing a communal and flexible gathering place for the Institute’s research community, the building will offer a space for the display of images and materials that tell the story of the Institute’s heritage, extraordinary scholarly community, as well as current and future efforts.”

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“I think this library has everything that you possibly want. The thing I like in particular is the museum pass, which I think is fantastic. I wish they could get a few more of them.” —Richard Hankinson, Princeton,

“The bookstore here is my favorite part of the library. You can get wonderful books. I do a lot of research here and the staff is so helpful. I was surprised when they announced they were renovating the second floor. It’s so beautiful as it is. But this is very exciting. I can’t wait to see it.” —Nancy Williams, Princeton



“GET A LEG UP ON LIFE”: Kristin Friberg, librarian at Princeton Public Library, loves her job and recommends a visit to the library to take advantage of its collection and its many other valuable resources. (Photo by Donald Gilpin)

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ristin Friberg has been a librarian at Princeton Public Library (PPL) for the past 11 years. According to Brett Bonfield, executive director of the library, “Kristin is an extraordinary librarian, a wonderful colleague, and terrific asset to our community. She clearly loves her work, takes pride in her ability to help people enjoy this great library and its outstanding collection, and brings other significant talents to our workplace as well. She’s a skilled, funny, and poetic writer and editor who helps the library tell its story through its blog and via Instagram, and, though she rarely needs to make use of this talent, at least during her desk shifts, she has a marvelous singing voice. The more I get to know Kristin, the more grateful I am for the work she does in our community’s behalf.” Kristin lives in Hopewell with her 12-year-old daughter. Here, in her own words, she talks about life as a PPL librarian. Becoming a Librarian was in New Jersey denial for about seven years. I wanted to live in the city. I grew up in the Bronx. When I got out of college I lived and worked in the city, in book publishing, with a record company, in public relations, but eventually I found my way over the bridge. It was a toss-up between librarianship and law, but I don’t think my personality is a lawyer’s personality. I worked in a library in high school and I thought there were two things I never wanted to be, a teacher or a librarian, because everybody I grew up with wanted to stay where they were and be a teacher or librarian, and I thought, I want to get out. I never realized that this would be so exciting and fun. Libraries are such an important place of discovery. There is so much self-education that happens at libraries. When I was working in a library part-time in high school there was a career education section. I would sit there and read: “So you want to be a …” It opened my eyes to possibilities that I could be anything I wanted. My parents didn’t really enjoy their jobs, and I didn’t


want that life, so I completely appreciate the library for having those books, those resources that really opened my eyes — to infinite possibilities — yeah! It took a long time before I found my home, but I absolutely love it here, and I can’t imagine living any where else. I love the Princeton community and everything that goes on here, with opportunities in the arts and literature and the mix of bucolic scenery. Who knows who could pass through the doors — Tracy K. Smith, Paul Muldoon? There’s so much energy here. No “Typical” Days There isn’t a typical day here. We’re scheduled very tightly — several hours at the public service desk and several hours working on our own. I could be at the desk helping people with computer problems or helping them download books or answering questions for someone looking to start a business. We have a service called Librarian by Appointment, where we’ll set up an appointment with you oneon-one for an hour to go over whatever you want to find out about. It’s great. A man came in and wanted to find out how many businesses were located in an area where he wanted to start an IT business. I showed him our data base so he could pinpoint the names of his actual competitors. He could start from there and do the research he needs to do before he starts his business and goes out on a limb. You have to have this skill set and be ready for any question that’s thrown at you — which is an enormous amount of fun. And on top of that, there’s reading. We have to be able to give suggestions. People come up to you and ask, “What’s a good book to read?” I have to be able to answer those kinds of questions on the spot. People come in with all kinds of questions. I’m designing training for staff to make sure everybody is at a particular level of expertise to recommend books, and I also coordinate the adult book groups and lead a fiction group, as well as overseeing and writing for the library blog and leading the Instagram team. We are expected to do everything every day. I just love walking in here

and working in this community. A lot of people love this library. I hated the idea of graduating from college because I love learning. I love having a job where I have to be learning every single day. I’m not particularly an expert in any subject, but I’m able to find the resources that you might need on any subject. I used to say, “I don’t have to know anything. I just have to be able to find things,” but I actually do know a lot, and I usually know what I need to know to help people. Empowering People People come in with questions, looking for information, sometimes about sensitive, personal topics, and it’s just such a great thing for us to be able to help people who are in difficult situations. People are so thankful for what might seem like the littlest thing to you. I love to be able to empower people, and I love to do that without them knowing I’m doing it. I like to teach them how to get what they need for themselves. Facing Frustrations The most difficult thing is being able to get done all the things I’m trying to do. There always seems to be too much that needs to be done, but I guess that’s a good thing. Another frustrating thing is people not knowing what librarians are supposed to do. There are people out there — away from this building — who don’t believe that libraries should be funded and they wonder what librarians do. It’s hard for us to be spokespersons for what we do because what we do is constantly evolving. We’re lucky here that PPL has been able to continue to evolve because we’ve had good leadership and good support from the community, but there are a lot of libraries out there that don’t have that leadership and support. It’s disheartening to see funding cut and libraries closing, because in our democracy the library is the place where people of all types can come and attend classes and just be together and get what they need. Getting a Leg Up on Life If you’re not coming to the library, you’re completely Continued on Next Page


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m issing out ! T here’s so much that we offer for so many different people, so many programs that we do here : Princeton Environmental Film Festival; English conversation classes, which are tremendously popular; tax volunteers preparing taxes for free, Book It, an online personalized reading service; technology classes; thousands of video tutorials on anything you want to know; job search resources; consumer resources. This is such a great place for community and for people who might not necessarily need a book but need human connection. We serve so many different perspectives. We’re always coming up with new things. It boils down to a lot of one-on-one

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PCDO Panel, “Getting Beyond Racism, Part II”

“Getting Beyond Racism, Part II” is the subject of the PCDO monthly meeting to be held on Sunday, April 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Speakers w ill include : Mayor Liz Lemper t, Po lice Chief Nicholas Sutter, Michele Minter, Steve Cochrane, Carolyn Clarke, and Jonette Smart. The moderator will be former Princeton Township Mayor Michele Tuck-Ponder. The panels are inspired by the dialogue initiated by the Black Lives Matter movement and are aimed at bringing members of the Princeton community together to move beyond ethnic, racial, and religious discrimination. In addition to Tuck-Ponder, who is co-host of the “Reed & Ponder” cable TV program, members from the first panel will participate in the discussion. They include: artist and attorney Rhinold Lamar Ponder, a graduate of Princeton University, who runs a Facebook page, “Beyond Black and White”; Janet Adeola, an undergraduate student at Princeton; Calvin Reed, a graduate of Pr inceton Regional Schools, who returned to Princeton after obtaining master’s degree to become outreach coordinator at Corner House and is now a congressional staffer; Leticia Fraga, vice chair of the Princeton Human Services Commission and chair of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights. Fraga, who is a candidate for Princeton Council, also serves on the board of trustees of the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund and the board of the YWCA. The public will be invited to submit questions to be answered by the panel. To learn more about the PCDO, visit

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groups to pursue doctoral degrees, create a trustee committee on diversity and inclusion, support education and transparency initiatives to create better understanding of Wilson and focus attention on aspects of the University’s history that have been forgotten, and diversify campus art and iconography to better reflect diversity. In addition, the school’s informal motto will change from “Princeton in the nation’s service and the service of all nations” to “Princeton in the nation’s service and the service of humanity.” “The report is thorough and perceptive, guided by humane values, and candid in its recognition of this University’s failings and of the importance of making a ‘renewed and expanded commitment to diversity and inclusion at Princeton.’ I concur fully with the committee’s analysis and recommendations,” said Mr. Eisgruber in a statement. He also commented, “While I continue to admire Wilson’s many genuine accomplishments, I recognize the need to describe him in a way that is more balanced, more faithful to history, than this University and I have previously done.” The Black Justice League s t ate m e nt pr a is e s Har vard University’s decision to change the Harvard Law School shield, which students complained endorsed a slaveholding legacy. “While Harvard remains far from perfect, in stark contrast, Princeton remains unable to even reckon and wrestle with its white supremacist foundations and its ongoing role in perpetuating racism, instead delivering shallow words and hollow promises,” it reads. Wilson graduated from Princeton in 1879 and was a professor, and later president, of the University. He was governor of New Jersey from 1910 to 1913, and president of the United States for two terms, from 1913 to 1921. In addressing the decision to retain his name, the committee noted, “There is considerable consensus that Wilson was a transformative and visionary figure in the area of

public and international affairs [and] that he did press for the kinds of living and learning arrangements that are represented today in Princeton’s residential colleges …. These were the reasons Wilson’s name was associated with the school [and] the college.” The report also says that some of Wilson’s “views and actions clearly contradict the values we hold today about fair treatment for all individuals, and our aspirations for Princeton to be a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community.” Of particular concern, the committee noted, are “the position he took as Princeton’s president to prevent the enrollment of black students and the policies he instituted as U.S. president that resulted in the re-segregation of the federal civil service.” The Black Students League also demanded the removal of the Wilson mural from the Wilson College dining hall. But that issue was not addressed by the report, since the decision is up to the head of Wilson College, Eduardo Cadava. Mr. Cadava has yet to make a determination. —Anne Levin

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Sponsors PBC Program

The Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC) has announced that Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has provided a corporate contribution in support of PBC’s innovative Summer Bridge Program. Piloted in 2015, the program works to combat summer learning loss and teach critical social-emotional skills among at-risk urban youth. Janssen’s sponsorship will provide some of the support to 100 low income students from Mercer County. Begun in 2015 with a fourschool pilot program, Summer Bridge was designed to decrease the summer learning gap of underserved urban youth while developing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills. A group of at-risk youth from PBC’s partner organizations/schools participate in an intensive fiveday-and-four-night educa-

tional experience at PBC’s 264-acre Blairstown Campus near the Delaware Water Gap, taking advantage of all that the Blairstown Campus has to offer, such as proximity to animals, birds, amphibians, the lake and forest, a hydro generator and dam, solar panels, and an organic garden. The program engages the at-risk students in three hours of academic enrichm e nt e ach day, i n clu d ing STE M, literacy, and project-based learning. It also helps the youth form positive relationships with peers and adults, enhancing the school/organization culture, and builds their social and emotional toolkits to strengthen them for academic and other arenas. PBC provides this program free of charge to students at partner schools and agencies. In 2016, PBC expects to par tner w ith MCCC-Project S.M.I.L.E./ GEAR UP, Paul Robeson Charter School, and Young Scholars Institute. The results from the 2015 pilot program showed that 60-70 percent of the students felt their SEL skills increased a little, somewhat, or significantly; also, 60-70 percent felt their appreciation of/comfort in the natural world increased a little, somewhat, or significantly. Another 33 percent rated the experience a “10” for “the best time ever;” nearly 80 percent rated it an “8” or higher. Some 45 percent believed that Summer Bridge helped them to be more effective in helping a group be successful More than half felt more comfortable being outdoors. “We are grateful to Janssen for their investment in PBC’s Summer Bridge Program and the Mercer County youth who will benefit from the daily academic enrichment and the opportunity to build social skills,” said Board Chair Dr. Sarah Tantillo. “Their support of this program aligns with their credo and exemplifies their commitment to being responsible and good citizens.” ———

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Transgender, gender nonconforming, gender questioning — a large contingent of trans youth, along with their allies and an assortment of educators, will gather at Princeton Day School this Saturday, April 9 for the 2nd Annual New Jersey Trans Youth Forum (TYF), sponsored by HiTops and GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network). “We do not want to lose these young people,” said Carol Watchler, co-chair of GLSEN’s central New Jersey chapter. “It’s important for educators and others to be aware of them. Young people find it very inspiring and supporting to come to an event where there are many people who are gender non-conforming, who identify as they do.” Ms. Watchler emphasized how rapidly transgender awareness has grown recent ly. She pointed out that “transgender young people previously were not so visible. They have become much more visible in the past several years, and it’s important to have a place for them to share their experiences and work with counselors and teachers who have experience in this field.” Focusing on t he many components of well-being, under the theme of “SelfCare is Self-Love,” the forum will offer panel discussions on topics that include what schools need to know, how to make our schools and our

clubs more inclusive, how to talk with our children, healthy relationships, legal issues, sexuality education, religion and spirituality, and workshops on the arts and self-expression, coming out and activism. HiTops health educator and co-founder of the Forum, Corrine O’Hara described the momentum of the trans youth movement. “I’ve been getting more and more calls from parents, schools and individuals over the past few years. People want to know what’s going on and what they should be doing to make the space safer for trans youth. I feel we’re at the right place at the right time on this issue.” “The Trans Youth Forum is more than just a forum,” added Daniel Fernandez, who is also a HiTops health educator and co-organizer of the TYF. “On this day, youth from all across the state and out of state gather for a jam-packed day of learning, networking, food, fun giveaways, and entertainment. But the forum is more than just a day of workshops and good food. On this day, youth gather to celebrate life, celebrate diversity, and celebrate themselves in a space that allows them to do so.” Seeking to “embrace and encourage the multi-faceted truth of identity for gender non-conforming individuals,” the TYF will include a keynote speech by Katie Rain Hill, author of the

award-winning memoir Rethinking Normal ( 2014 ) Ms. Hill, who transitioned during her sophomore year in high school, was the first openly transgender student to graduate from a school in Oklahoma. An all-day seminar specifically for educators will be led by Dr. Eli R. Green, founder of the Transgender Training Institute and co-author of The Teaching Transgender Toolkit. “Students who are transgender are frequently bullied by peers, facing rejection from families, and are generally lacking sources of support and affirmation,” states an introduction to Mr. Green’s training session. “As a result, many transgender students are struggling personally, socially, and academically, with significant negative consequences.” The training session will address understanding students who are transgender, while focusing on “strategies and best practices for creating safe and inclusive youth settings.” In noting the progress made in raising awareness of this issue and helping transgender young people, Ms. Watch ler compared transgender awareness to society’s acceptance of samesex couples. She noted that, once people started to know gay people in their communities, in their work places and in their families, attitudes began to change rapidly and become more understanding and accepting.


“Just as we have learned to accept people’s sexual or ientation, now we are learning to accept non-conforming gender identities,” Ms. Watchler said. “Schools are embracing this issue, learning what to do to ensure that young people are safe and have the support they need, and that they’re respected in school.” M s. O’H a r a , w h o h a s been working with LGBT issues at Hi-Tops for the past 20 years, noted that trans youth concerns are unique and different, but there are many of the same factors at work. She described the similarity in the initial hesitancy to talk, the shame, the stigma, the anger and confusion. “It’s all there,” she said. “At the beginning it’s hard for people to be out, to talk about it.” She added that awareness of trans youth is happening more rapidly because of so much groundbreaking working in LGBT awareness. “There is so much good will out there,” she added, “and so many resources.” She emphasized the importance of the Forum’s theme of “self-care, self-love — a need for ta k ing c are of yourself in the community, not listening to the negativity.” A 20 07 New Jer s ey law declared that people may not be discriminated against on the basis of gender identity or gender expression, and many school districts have passed their own policies to make sure that transgender students are safe and able to participate fully in the school

community. The Princeton Pub lic Schools ( PPS ) policy, praised by Ms. Watchler as “a very strong policy, a model for districts to follow,” states that PPS ”is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students, including transgender students, and to ensuring that every student has equal educational oppor t u nit ies and equal ac c e s s to t h e D i s t r i c t’s educational programs and activities.” The PPS policy further states that “students shall have access to the restroom that corresponds to their g e n d e r i d e n t i t y. W h e r e available, a single - stall, gender-neutral restroom may be used by any student who desires increased privacy.” Elsewhere in the country progress in acceptance of trans youth is less apparent. Last week the North Carolina legislature passed, and Governor Pat McCrory signed into law, a bill barring transgender people from using public restrooms that match their gender identit y and pro hibiting cities from passing anti discrimination ordinances to protect gay and transgender individuals. With 150 already registered for this year’s Trans Youth Forum, about 200 participants are expected, twice as many as attended last year. Recommended registration fees are $15 for youth and $30 for adults, but no youth wishing to attend will be turned away for lack of ability to pay. For

educators participating in Mr. Green’s training session, the cost is $100, with sign-ups at hi . A light breakfast and lunch are included for all Forum participants. “With forums such as the TYF,” Mr. Fernandez stated, “we can create awareness, create change, create opportunity and, most importantly, create and provide hope and support that empowers youth of today.” —Donald Gilpin

Therapeutic Riding Program Seeks Items for Tack Sale

Riding with HEART (Hunterdon Assisted Recreation and Therapy) is seeking donations for new and gently used horse tack, equestrian clothing, and barn supplies and equipment for its Saturday, April 9 Spring Tack Sale at its Pittstown farm at 639 County Road 513 in Hunterdon County. Drop-off hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items needed for the sale include bridles, halters, saddles, blankets, turnouts, saddle pads, riding breeches, jackets, tack boxes, saddle racks, and any other useful riding gear. All donations are tax deductible. For any additional questions, call (908) 735-5912. Riding with HEART is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life of physically and cognitively challenged adults, children, and their families and to provide youth development through its diverse equine assisted programs. Learn more at ridingwith

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Tracy K. Smith Stuart’s Visiting Author Is Poet Tracy K. Smith

SPEAKING AT GREENACRES: Anne-Marie Slaughter will be speaking about her new book, “Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family” on April 12 from 5 to 7:30 at Greenacres Country Club, 2170 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville. The talk is presented by The Women In Business Alliance. A ticket ($50 members, $65 future members) includes wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and a copy of the book. For more information, contact

Princeton Resident Publishes Novel

The Statement (Outskirts Press) by Princeton resident Albert Stark will be available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble and in bookstores beginning April 21. Inspired by the work of Jim McCloskey’s Centurion Ministry in Princeton, New Jersey, the novel begins in 1968, shortly after Martin Luther King’s assassination, when protagonist Lester Gold is drawn into signing a statement that implicates a leader in Trenton’s AfricanAmerican community in the murder of Gold’s father. According to Kirkus Reviews, “An act of perjury leads to years of struggle and heartache in this debut novel … A bildungsroman that convincingly evokes a turbulent era.” Edith

Savage Jennings, Civil Rights Marcher, decorated activist, and friend of Dr. King and Coretta Scott King, calls The Statement “a gripping novel, set in the racial hotbed of Trenton during the 1960s and 1970s. Stark’s story is true to the racial tensions of today.” Albert Stark has supported the work of Innocence Projects and movements to abolish the death penalty. A Trenton, New Jersey native, he began his civil rights education registering voters in Selma and Tuscaloosa in 1956. His other books include Challenges in a Lawyer’s Life (2002), A War Against Terror Through My Lens (2006), and Insider Secrets to Winning Your Personal Injury Battle (2009). He lives in Princeton with his wife Ellen.

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, the girls’ independent day school in Princeton, is hosting Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author Tracy K. Smith as the featured author at the school’s eighth annual Lies, Light, McCarthy Visiting Author Program, April 1415. The public is invited to a reading on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. A book signing will follow. The event is free of charge. Seats may be reserved at www.stuartschool. org/author. “Tracy K. Smith’s work is lauded for combining science, faith, and art which fits beautifully into how we educate our girls here at Stuart,” said Dr. Patty L. Fagin, Head of School. “We are delighted to bring such an incredibly gifted and inspiring writer to campus to spend the day mentoring our girls and speaking to the greater community.” Currently the director of Princeton University’s Creative Writing Program, Ms. Smith is the author of the memoir Ordinary Light (Knopf, 2015) and three books of poetry. Her most recent collection of poems, Life on Mars (Graywolf, 2011), won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. The collection draws on sources as disparate as Arthur C. Clarke and David Bowie, and is in part an elegiac tribute to her late father, an engineer who worked on the Hubble Telescope. Duende (2007) won the 2006 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and an Es-

sence Literary Award. The Body’s Question (2003) was the winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. As part of the Visiting Author Program at Stuart, students, faculty, and staff have been reading and studying Ms. Smith’s work, and Senior Scholars have worked with Lower and Middle School girls in preparation for her visit. In addition to the public reading on April 14, Ms. Smith will spend the day on campus on Friday, April 15. She will meet with students of all ages at Stuart to share her expertise on the craft of writing. She will also spend time with faculty and have lunch with the Stuart Senior Scholars. ———

Berry and Zink Reading at Lewis

Poet Ciaran Berry and novelist Nell Zink will read from their work as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts. The Wednesday, April 6, reading, which begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public. Ciaran Berry is the author of The Dead Zoo (2013), a recent Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and The Sphere of Birds (2008), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition, the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, and the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. Nell Zink has published two novels: The Wallcreeper, which was named one of 100 Notable Books of 2014 by The New York Times, and Mislaid, which was long-listed for the National Book Award in 2015.

DIGITPOLIS AT COTSEN: Sponsored by the Cotsen Children’s Library, in collaboration with Bedtime Math, Digitopolis, the mathematical kingdom from “The Phantom Tollbooth,” will be open for visitors in the Frick Chemistry Building on the Princeton University campus from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. Full of hands-on exploration, demonstrations, games, challenges, and unexpected connections, Digitopolis is for both the mathphilic and the mathphobic. Recommended for children ages 4-10. For further information, contact Dana Sheridan: The panel discussion will Lindbergh Kidnapping Subject of Panel Discussion explore the themes of press,

Speakers at a 2 p.m. April 9 panel discussion of the Lindbergh kidnapping at the Hunterdon County Courthouse include Landon Jones, former editor of People Magazine; Patty Rhule, director of Exhibit Development at the Newseum; William O’Shaughnessy, trial lawyer; and Edward Tenner, historian.

justice, and celebrity, with special attention to the interplay between Charles Lindbergh’s celebrity status, the appeal of press coverage of the trial, and the fragility of justice. The Hunterdon County Courthouse is located at 71 Main Street, Flemington, NJ. Tickets are $25 per person, $20 for Friends of Morven.

Planning Board Should Recommend That Council Grant No Exclusions to HPC’s Boundaries of W-J HD

To the Editor: When the Planning Board meets Thursday to consider Princeton Council’s ordinance proposing that the Witherspoon Jackson neighborhood be established as an Historic District (HD), it should honor the authoritative report prepared by Wise Preservation Planning Group LLC and the reports subsequently presented to Princeton Council by the Historic Presentation Commission (HPC). The Planning Board should make every effort to keep intact the firm boundaries set by both Wise and the HPC: no exceptions. It should challenge seriously any individual who wants an exemption and ask for detailed explanations for the request for exemption. A Historic District represents the common good of Princeton as a whole, so the reasons anyone gives for wanting an exemption should really be tested by the Planning Board, as well as Princeton Council. The integrity of the neighborhood must be maintained for this historic district to represent the true history and culture of the African-American, Irish, Italian, and now Latino lived experience in Princeton. This is particularly true for Witherspoon Street itself, which has always been the backbone of the neighborhood, an area where businesses thrived despite segregation and where we figured out how to manage in the face of segregation elsewhere. Some individuals fear the supposed constraints of HD designation. But the HPC has stated time and again that because of the simpler, small scale style of houses in this proposed historic district, it will be flexible in reviews of any proposed small changes. Normal maintenance does not even require a review. In addition, creation of an historic district has nothing to do with the normal zoning regulations already in place. Princeton Council has already placed review of these other zoning regulations on its list of high priority items for 2016. Other individuals want to chip away at Witherspoon Street for financial gain. That’s just a little repetition of what happened when Palmer Square was created and Jackson Street was destroyed. Princeton can’t let this happen again. The Planning Board should recommend to Princeton Council that Council grant no exclusions to the boundaries of the proposed HD set by the HPC. HENry F. PANNELL Clay Street

By Forcing Jordan’s Out, Shopping Center Strips Community of Convenience, Tradition

To the Editor: The forced closing of Jordan’s, in the Princeton Shopping Center, is a calamity. Management has declined to renew Jordan’s lease because the store does not generate income sufficient to cover the new higher rent required. Jordan’s is a card/stationery/candles/novelties store. Obviously a store selling $3 birthday cards will produce less income than a hair salon selling $80 haircuts. But while there are many hair salons in Princeton, there is only one store like Jordan’s. Is there no room for reasonable accommodation here? By forcing Jordan’s out of the shopping center, management strips the Princeton community of convenience, tradition, and one of the few remaining mom-and-pop enterprises in town. Unintentionally but undeniably, its action accelerates the process of faceless franchising and McMansionization that is draining Princeton of its once unique charm. There must surely be a compromise available to people of good will. LINDA DOWLING Harriet Drive

Anne Neumann Offers Fresh Ideas And a Unique Voice for Positive Change

To the Editor: When Anne Neumann asked for my support in her bid to join Princeton’s municipal leadership team I said yes without hesitation. First of all, she is her own person, with her own perspective shaped by years of varying experiences in public service. One of her most endearing attributes is that she supports affordable housing because she understands the importance and historical significance of cultural diversity in our town. She is for a “Princeton preference” offering affordable housing to Princeton residents where possible and an advocate for having older residents age in place. She understands the need for fiscal responsibility to ensure that municipal services are supplied in a cost effective manner. Anne exhibits clear thinking when arguing that both the University and the town rely heavily on each other and that the relationship between the two entities should be fair and equitable. To that end she favors an increase in Payment in Lieu of Taxes along with a predictable formula for growth by making a correlation between the University’s annual income and the fairly assessed value of its real property. Whenever I have heard Anne speak in public forums she had always stood up and solidly represented social justice issues while advocating for the whole of Princeton. She supports paid sick leave for full/part time workers, and a hire-local program.

action group united to advance the cause of racial justice in Princeton. And that mission clearly calls for us to support the designation of Witherspoon-Jackson as a historic district of Princeton. This designation will help to assure that the full story of the lives of those who created this vital community and those who continued to contribute to its vitality, even through today, will be told for decades to come. TED FETTEr, LINDA OPPENHEIM, WILMA SOLOMON, LArry SPrUILL Not in Our Town

Jenny Crumiller Understands Challenges Facing Princeton and Is Equipped to Address Them Group Finds Constructive, Win-Win Approach to Roaring of Leaf Blowers To the Editor:

We write to urge Princeton voters to consider at least three reasons to support Jenny Crumiller for re-election to Town Council. First, she is an extraordinary talent. Jenny finished college while she and her husband Jon were raising three children in Princeton. She finished her degree at rutgers and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Second, she is dedicated to community. Long before running for office, Jenny was a go-to volunteer in school and church activities. As a concerned citizen, she never failed to answer the call to protect neighborhoods, promote diversity, or defend civil rights. Third, she is an effective member of Council. In her first four years, Jenny has worked hard for the success of consolidation; and she is determined that it continue to deliver quality services at affordable cost. She has helped produce affordable housing for our most vulnerable citizens. She is working with our mayor and others to address neighborhood preservation. She has collaborated with the University on accessible public transit and with the police department on improving the safety of our streets for bicycles and pedestrians. Jenny is Council’s representative on the Planning Board while also serving on a broad range of Council committees responsible for the nuts and bolts of government. She understands the challenges facing Princeton and is equipped to address them. She is committed to maintain Princeton’s historic character and to ensure its affordability for all citizens. We have known Jenny for 30 years. She is accessible. She listens. She involves people. Princeton cannot ask for more in a public servant. WALTEr AND MAry BLISS Jefferson road

“Not in Our Town” Supports Designation Of W-J Neighborhood as Historic District

To the Editor: African Americans have for centuries sustained and strengthened the lives of the people of Princeton. They have done so without recognition, without favor. They have done so in spite of discrimination and humiliation. But their spirit and determination endure. One of the very significant places that spirit and determination show themselves is in the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood. It is a neighborhood of joy and sorrow, of celebration and slights. It is a neighborhood that welcomed and still welcomes new immigrants to our community. It is a neighborhood that deserves the recognition, now pending before the Town Council, of Historic District status. Not in Our Town stands against racism in all its forms, outward and subtle. We are an interracial, interfaith social

To the editor: It’s spring! There are crocuses, daffodils, sweet birdsong — and the roaring of leaf blowers. There have been many attempts to deal with leaf blower noise in Princeton in the past, but they have had no significant effect. Now a group of Princeton residents has developed a constructive, win-win approach to this distressing problem. We are identifying landscapers who are willing to do lawn maintenance without leaf blowers, and we are providing information to residents to let them know that they have a new option. Would you like to decrease the noise of leaf blowers in your neighborhood? If so, e-mail Quiet Princeton for information: PHyLLIS TEITELBAUM For Quiet Princeton, Hawthorne Avenue

Bill Awaiting Christie’s Signature Would Help Women Facing Employment Discrimination

To the Editor: AArP supports a bill (S992) awaiting Gov. Chris Christie’s signature that would tremendously help women facing employment discrimination in pay and benefits. This bipartisan legislation should be made law to address continuing and persistent gender-based wage discrimination. In 2014, female full-time workers made only 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 21 percent. The gender gap is worse for minority women. In 2012 the median annual earnings of Hispanic women were $28,424, just 54 percent of the median annual earnings of white men. Unless we act now, most women currently working will be long retired before equal pay for men and women is a common practice. According to projections from the Institute for Women’s Policy research, we’ll have to wait until 2058 — 42 years from now — before the gap in paychecks between men and women employed in the same occupations is expected to close. Women’s earnings are ever more important to their families. More than 40 percent of children under 18 live in households where the mother is the sole breadwinner. Gov. Christie: Do the right thing for women and their families. Please sign S992. BrIAN MCGUIrE rockingham row


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Anne can be trusted to keep her word and has the unique ability to think outside the box when solving problems. She is an active listener, perhaps the most important characteristic of effective leadership. Lastly, she is running for council because she genuinely cares about our town, and wants to make it better and more livable for all its residents. She is deserving of both your confidence and your vote. LEIGHTON NEWLIN Birch Avenue


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Several attempts by the University to have the lawsuits thrown out have been unsuccessful. Last November, New Jersey Tax Court Judge Vito Bianco rejected the school’s claim that the burden of proof should be on the residents who are challenging the tax exemption. Mr. Afran said the case will tentatively go to trial in October or November before Judge Bianco in Morristown. “There have been some discussions of settlement. The University has not been unwilling to talk, and we hope that will continue,” he said. —Anne Levin

Conservation Buyer Sought For Hopewell Farm Property

The 51-acre Muscente farm on Route 518 in Hopewell Township was preserved by D&R Greenway Land Trust in January 2016. When the farm was offered on the retail market, D&R Greenway acted quickly to purchase it, ensuring that the farm would not be developed. Now that the farm has been preserved, it is back on the market. “The historic Muscente farm is a critical piece of the Hopewell farming community, close to D&R Greenway’s St. Michaels Farm Preserve and other large expanses of preserved land,” said D&R Greenway President and CEO Linda Mead. “To make sure that it would not be lost to development, D&R Greenway’s Board of Trustees authorized the use of our Revolving Land Fund to preserve it, and the resale of the property to a



FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 4:30 P.M. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University

A. SCOTT BERG ’71, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer; Author, “Wilson” (invited) ERIC YELLIN PH.D ’07, Associate Professor of History and American Studies, University of Richmond; Author, “Racism in the Nation’s Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson’s America” CHAD WILLIAMS PH.D.’04, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of African and Afro-American Studies, Brandeis University; Author, “Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era” ASHLEIGH LAWRENCESANDERS, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Rutgers University This event is co-sponsored with the Seely G. Mudd Manuscript Library. The discussion will be held in conjunction with an art exhibit in the Bernstein Gallery.

IN THE NATION’S SERVICE? WOODROW WILSON REVISITED APRIL 4 TO OCTOBER 28, 2016 | Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall Democracy demands dialogue. Join us for an exhibit on Woodrow Wilson, which draws on modern scholarship, newly digitized resources and Princeton’s special collections to paint a more complete picture of Wilson than is often presented. GALLERY HOURS September–May: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. June–August: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. To schedule a tour for a group of 10 or more, contact Kate Somers at or 609-497-2441. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Use #RevisitWilson to join the conversation. The exhibition is sponsored by Princeton University in partnership with the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


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conservation buyer.” D&R Greenway is actively seeking a conservation buyer for the property. The property includes a renovated and expanded historic farmhouse surrounded by fields, with long-distance views of the Sourland ridge. Its wide rectangular shape is compatible with any number of agricultural activities that would fit the conservation purpose of the site, from a pick-yourown fruit orchard to a wine vineyard, sustainable market garden, or horse farm. Any conservation buyer will benefit from the community’s support. An active network of diverse producers and a robust market for local products continue to fuel greater Princeton’s farm economy. D&R Greenway’s Board of Trustees created the Revolving Land Fund as a mechanism for using private funds to augment public funding sources in order to continue to carry out its mission of preserving land in central New Jersey. “Being able to move quickly to secure a property for open space preservation is critical, especially now when the availability and timing of public funds is uncertain,” said D&R Greenway Trustee Betsy Sands. “D&R Greenway has established the Revolving Land Fund to apply private funding to land preservation. After the land is permanently protected, it can be sold and the funds used to replenish the Revolving Land Fund so that another open space opportunity can be pursued.” Through the Revolving Land Fund, D&R Greenway has created a new mechanism for private donors to contribute to local land preservation,

enabling individuals to invest in their local community with returns that go beyond financial rewards. “Preserving land in our community is critical to protect special places that mean so much to the people who live and work here, and to future generations,” says Mead. “We’re protecting woods for migrating songbirds, farms that grow wholesome food, and recreational areas for people to enjoy. Preserved land protects water quality, improves health and sustains life.”

Police Blotter On March 25, at 12:40 a.m., a 17-year-old male was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, subsequent to being stopped for urinating in public on Nassau Street. On March 25, at 2 p.m., someone stole a blouse valued at $995 from a business on the first block of Hulfish Street. The incident is under investigation. On March 25, at 7:21 p.m., a 47-year-old male from Lawrenceville was charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended license associated with a second violation of DWI, subsequent to a motor vehicle stop on Nassau Street. On March 27, at 11:35 a.m., it was reported that sometime between 11 p.m. on March 26 and 11 a.m. on March 27 someone caused damage to a vehicle parked on Queenston Place.

The 55-Plus Club welcomes professor Eddie S. Glaude Jr. for a presentation entitled, “A Revolution of Value” at The Jewish Center of Princeton on Thursday, April 7 at 10 a.m. Glaude is the Chair of the Department for African American Studies at Princeton University. A $3 donation is suggested. ——— The Amateur Astronom ers A sso c iat ion of Pr inceton will meet on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The subject of the meeting is “New Discoveries in the Outer Solar System: Ceres, Pluto, and Planet X.” Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. ——— The Princeton Photography Club ( PPC ) will

is “Getting Beyond Racism, Part II.” This event is free. ———

Women’s College Club Marks 100th Anniversary

The Women’s College Club of Princeton will celebrate its 100th anniversary at a high tea at the Chauncey Center on Sunday, April 10. Nancy Weiss Malkiel, former history professor and former dean at Princeton University, will speak about young women and the decisions for co-education at elite colleges and universities in the United States. Treby Williams, executive vice president of the University, will also be present. S i n c e 192 8 t h e C l u b has awarded more t han $600,000 in scholarship aid to young women from P r i nce ton H igh S cho ol, P r i n c e to n D a y S c h o o l , the Hun School, and Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. Initially the Women’s College Club awarded interest-free loans from 1916 until 1928, when the first scholarship of $250 was awarded.

THE AMERICANS AT PRINCETON: Saturday, April 9 is “tactical training day” at Princeton Battlefield. From 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., a unit of the Continental Line, featuring Lamb’s Artillery, will bring the Princeton Battlefield to life. This is a real training day for new recruits. There will be demonstrations of the use of the musket and cannon firing, tactical formations and drills, and marching, loading and firing volleys. Highlights include training for Young Patriots in formation, a typical American Revolution military camp with a campfire, cooking and the other domestic activities of camp followers and colonists in the late 1700s, and presentations explaining the uniforms, weapons and tactics. Visit for information.

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meet on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place, Princeton. The meeting will open with elections of officers and chairpersons for the 2016-17 season, followed by a presentation by guest speaker Richard Renaldi. ——— Friends of Princeton Ope n Spac e ( FOP OS ) meeting on Sunday, April 17 at 3 p.m. Historian and preservationist Clifford Zink will deliver a talk on “A Splendid Spot: The Development and Evolution of Princeton’s Mountain Lakes,” to be followed by a naturalist-led w a l k t h rou g h Mou nt a i n Lakes and adjacent Tusculum. RSVP to info@fopos. org or call (609) 921-2772. ——— The Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) meeting is on Sunday, April 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton. The subject of the panel discussion


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the PARCC uncertain. The New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) states that passing scores on PARCC tests will be a graduation requirement, but because the test is relatively new, current high school students may use other standardized assessments to meet the requirement, and there is also a “portfolio assessment” option. An article about PARCC on the PPS website states that “the new state-mandated graduation requirements are currently being debated

and may change over the next few years.” Mr. Cochrane observed earlier this week, “Parents are making thoughtful, rational decisions about allowing their children to take the assessment as well as disallowing them to do so.” The superintendent added, “The Princeton Public Schools have proven to be a safe space for healthy discussions on topics such as standardized tests. We continue to honor that openness and support our families in making the best decisions for their children. Most importantly, however, the focus in

our classrooms continues to be on quality instruction for every student.” Improvements in the PARCC this year, according to Mr. Cochrane, include reducing the school-wide testing window from three weeks to only one for each grade level—April 11-14 for Princeton High School; April 18-22 for John Witherspoon Middle School; April 11-15 for grade five; April 18-22 for grade four; April 25-29 for grade three, reduction of testing time by approximately 90 minutes and improved technology resources. The fate of the PARCC test seems uncertain, as New Jersey’s DOE decides how best to assess the state’s schools and their students, and the Princeton Public Schools decide how to work with the state’s mandates to best serve their particular student population. —Donald Gilpin

Tourism Spending Up Again In the Princeton Region

Tourism expenditures in Mercer County were $1.260 billion in 2015, a 4.7 percent increase from 2014 and an all-time high, according to “The Economic Impact of Tourism in New Jersey,” report released today at the New Jersey Conference on Tourism in Atlantic City. State and local tourismrelated tax receipts for Mercer County increased by 4.2 percent to $160.5 million, or 3.4 percent of the state wide figure in 2015. Tourism employment in Mercer County grew by 4.6 percent to 12,503 positions in 2015. The total employment impact was 22,840, or 8.4 percent of the county’s employment in 2015, an increase from 22,631 in 2014. “It is exciting to see the impacts of the Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau’s efforts,” said Patience Purdy, chair of Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We look forward to sustained growth for Mercer County and the Princeton region as we continue to promote its many assets.” T he P r i nceton Reg ion welcomes more than 2 million visitors annually and includes the municipalities of Cranbury, East Windsor,

Ew ing, Hamilton, Hightstown, Borough of Hopewell, Hopewell Township, Village of Kingston (part of Franklin Township), Lawrence, Montgomery, Pennington, Plainsboro, Princeton, Robbinsville, Rocky Hill, South Br unsw ick, Trenton and West Windsor. “The numbers prove that Mercer County’s draw as a destination continues to grow. Our partnerships with our chambers of commerce and our tourism bureaus have greatly raised our profile,” added Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes. “The Mercer region’s strong transportation network, includ ing t he rejuvenated Trenton -Mercer A ir por t, increases opportunities for visitors to appreciate our beautiful and historic county, and we welcome all to discover Mercer County.” In 2015, total tourism demand in the State of New Jersey grew to $43.4 billion, a 3.3 percent increase. The tourism industr y directly supports 318,330 jobs in New Jersey and sustains more than 512,000 jobs including indirect and induced impacts. These jobs represent 9.9 percent of total employment or 1-in-10 jobs in New Jersey. According to the recently released study, in the absence of the state and local taxes generated by tourism, each New Jersey household would need to pay $1,490 to maintain current governmental revenues. “The Princeton Mercer Region is an international destination with many visitors from across the globe coming to enjoy our rich education, arts and history assets. As the official destination marketing organization for the Princeton Mercer Region we actively pursue foreign and domestic travelers through adver tisement and trade show activities,” said Peter Crowley, President & CEO of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Com merce. “We work hand-in-hand with the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism to position our destination as an intriguing option for visitors. Our rich history, international name recognition, location equidistant between New York and Philadelphia with affordable, first rate accommodations are all key factors in our success.” ———

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“MORNING IN GALANG”: This photo by Dan Kassel will be a part of the Hopewell Creative Arts Studio’s (HCAS) grand opening “Travel Photo Exhibition” on April 30. The exhibit features photographs taken by HCAS proprietors Dan and Kaitlin Deering Kassel’s two-year world tour. Photographed here is Galang in the Langtang region of Nepal.

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“MATTER”: This is one of Olivia Adechi’s photographs that are included in her senior exhibition, “Matter.” The exhibit includes large-scale photographs, a video installation, and a performance piece that explore ideas of identity, agency, and subjectivity. The opening reception is today, March 30 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau Street. “Matter” runs until April 1.

The Princeton University Glee Club with The Nassau Sinfonia PROUDLY PRESENTS THE WALTER L. NOLLNER MEMORIAL CONCERT

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SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016 7:30 PM Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

Local artists Dan Kassel and Kaitlin Deering Kassel are providing Hopewell Borough with an interactive arts and wellness space that will offer artist workshops, yoga, musical concerts, and community events. To celebrate the grand opening of the Hopewell Creative Arts Studio (HCAS), they are hosting a gathering and ar t exhibit that features photographs taken on their two-year world tour. The opening reception for their “Travel Photo Exhibition” will be held Saturday, April 30 at 5 p.m. at HCAS located at 17 Seminary Avenue in Hopewell. The event is free and open to the public. The photos feature nature scenes taken while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and the Oregon Coast Trail, as well as scenery from New Zealand and the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. Honest, photo-journalistic depictions of people from India, Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Mexico will also be on display. Live music and refreshments will be available and River Horse Brewing Company will be sponsoring the event with their libations. HCAS will be accepting donations for Lucy Belle’s Rainbow; an initiative to bring art supplies and art therapy support to children undergoing cancer treatment (a CHOP affiliate). Crayons, markers, glue sticks, watercolor kits, small sketchbooks, and sticker books are all appreciated donations. HCAS is proud to bring a hub of art and culture to the Hopewell Valley, building upon what many see as a renaissance of food, art, and music in the community. ———

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“Faces of Courage,” a photog raph ic ex h ibit by Mark Tuschman is open in the Wilf Family Global Commons at The Hun School until May 13. The exhibit is a collection of work documenting disad-



vantaged women from the developing world, regions l i ke E a s t A f r i c a , L a t i n America, India, and Asia. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. M r. Tu s c h m a n’s w o r k tells the stor y of women around the world who are denied basic human rights like health care, education, freedom, and justice. But it also tells stories of triumph, education, and the impact of micro-finance. They are child brides, sex workers, victims of domestic abuse, healt hcare workers, and entrepreneurs. The collection is also the subject of an award-w inning book, Faces of Courage : Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge, produced in 2015 w ith the help of a Kickstarter Campaign. The collection is a decade long project, a lifetime in the making. Mr. Tuschman explained, “I think growing up in Brooklyn made me sensitive to the plight of individuals less fortunate.” Mr. Tuschman was deeply affected after visiting a women’s shelter in Ulan Bator, Mongolia in 2001. He decided then, to dedicate himself and his photography, to helping bring women’s rights to the forefront of the world’s at tention. First, he began working to document conditions for various non-profit groups and NGO’s. But somewhere along the journey, the project became h is and t he voice became theirs. “I wanted to tell the stories of these women as accurately as possible. My mission now, is to educate young people and to help create more activists.” ———

“FACES OF COURAGE”: This photo by Mark Tushman is among his collection of work titled “Faces of Courage” that documents disadvantaged women from the developing world. The exhibit is open in the Wilf Family Global Commons at The Hun School until May 13.


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PRESERVING THROUGH ART: Trenton artist, musician, and yogi SiriOm Singh (pictured above) hopes to show that seemingly disposable items can be revived and reused through his artwork. A collection of his abstract paintings entitled “Preservation” will be on display at the Bank of Princeton in Lambertville from April 16 until May 14.

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Slavs and Tatars: Al-Isnad or Chains We Can Believe In Tuesday, April 12, 6 pm | 106 McCormick Hall Join us for a lecture by the collective Slavs and Tatars, the Art Museum’s 2016 Sarah Lee Elson, Class of 1984, International Artists-in-Residence. A reception in the Museum will follow always free and open to the public

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“Preservation,” a collection of abstract expressionistic paintings by Trenton artist, musician, and yogi SiriOm Singh, will be on display at the gallery of The Bank of Princeton in Lambertville from April 16 to May 14. There is an opening reception Saturday, April 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. and a gallery talk Saturday, May 7 from 10-11:30 a.m. The show is open to visitors during regular bank hours. The Bank of Princeton is located at 10 Bridge Street, Lambertville. SiriOm uses acrylic and collage applying layering techniques, primarily with

pallet knife, and metal collage to create images that represent his perspective on waste, preservation, sustainability, and our relations to our environment. “We live in a society that gives no value to things we perceive as old,” says SiriOm. “We are ready to discard anything used, and replace it with something new. This wasteful practice affects us — we degrade Earth, our home, by overusing our resources to the point that it will become unlivable. We miss the beauty in the objects we throw away, and the story they have to tell us. I am intrigued by the beauty that can be revealed in what looks decrepit and broken. I

hope this show creates deeper appreciation of the possibilities of preservation.” Sir iOm’s ar t has been on display at the NJ State Museum, Ellarslie — the Trenton City museum, The Gallery at Mercer County Community College, and Da Vinci Alliance gallery in Philadelphia, and is part of many private collections. For more information on SiriOm Singh and his art, visit www.

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Neuwirth April 12, 5:30-8 p.m. Also a wine tasting and $35 admission, proceeds go to The Kennedy Center’s “Any Given Child” program. TCNJ Art Gallery, The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, has “Image Tech: Making Pictures in a Post-Digital Age” through April 24. (609) 771-2065.


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Presented at the historic Hunterdon County Courthouse, this panel discussion will explore the themes of press, justice, and celebrity, with special attention given to the interplay between Charles Lindbergh’s celebrity status, the appeal of press coverage of the trial, and the fragility of justice. Speakers include Landon Jones, former editor of People Magazine; Patty Rhule, Director of Exhibit Development at the Newseum; Edward Tenner, historian; and William O’Shaughnessy, trial lawyer.

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historic house and its gardens, furnishings, and artifacts. “Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Couple of an Age” runs through October 2016. w w w.mor Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, has “Landscapes” by Ken McIndoe through May 1. The Princeton University Art Museum has “Pas-


Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, has “Every Fiber of My Being,” a group show of textile and contemporary embroidery, in the Taplin Gallery through April 17. Also through April 17, works by students from area middle schools are on display as the culmination of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s PSO BRAVO “Listen Up” program. www.artscoun Artworks, Everett Alley (Stockton Street), Trenton, has “If We Came From Nowhere, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There?,” photo and video by Allison McDaniel; “Drive and Determination” by Joe Gilchrist, about wheelchair and ambulatory sports; and “I Eat There-

trin and Dale Smith through April 24. Historical Society of Princeton, Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, has “The Einstein Salon and Innovators Galler y,” and a show on John von Neumann, as well as a permanent exhibit of historic photographs. $4 admission Wednesday-Sunday, noon4 p.m. Thursday extended hours till 7 p.m. and free admission 4-7 p.m. www.prince Hun School, Wilf Family Global Commons, shows “Faces of Courage,” a photo exhibit by Mark Tuschman about disadvantaged women in the developing world, through May 13. www.hun The James A. Michener Art Museum at 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown, Pa., has “Pattern Pieces: Can You Make a Quilt Out of Wood?” through May 15, “Holly Trostle Brigham: Sisters and Goddesses” through May 29, “Garber in Spring” through August 7, and “Philadelphia in Style: A Century of Fashion” through June 26. Visit w w w.michener The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, has “Donkey-donkey, Petunia, and Other Pals: Drawings by Roger Duvoisin” through June 26, 2016. bit. ly/ZAMMatM. Lakefront Gallery, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 1 Hamilton Health Place, Hamilton, has “The TAWA Invitational Art Exhibit” April 9-June 24. The opening reception is April 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (609) 775-5360. Lucas G aller y, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University, 185 Nassau Street, has a senior thesis exhibition, a public interactive piece, by Kasturi Shah, through April 8. The reception is April 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street, has docent-led tours of the

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Bonding To “Revolver”: Life, Love, and Marriage, 50 Years After the Beatles Make a Masterpiece


t was around this time half a century ago that people began to suspect the Beatles of being the creation of supernatural forces. Had they signed a pact with Lucifer? The “more popular than Jesus” frenzy that led to the burning of their records in crazy America demonstrated that, yes, they were unthinkably, absurdly big. The “Paul McCartney is dead” madness caught fire for the same reason. Nothing less than mysterious death or divinity could explain the phenomenon; the resulting paranoia of disbelief had reached the “who really wrote Shakespeare?” level. All this cosmic commotion and they had yet to astonish the world with albums like Revolver and Sgt. Pepper and singles like “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Penny Lane,” “I am the Walrus,” and “Hey Jude.” “Tomorrow Never Knows” Fifty years ago today, April 6, 1966, when the Beatles began recording Revolver in EMI’s Studio Three at Abbey Road, a tall, elegantly handsome gentleman with no evident resemblance to Mephistopheles, and no pact signed in blood in his pocket, guided John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr to the top of Mt. Revolver. The overseer of everything they put on record from “Love Me Do” to “Carry the Weight,” Sir George Martin died on March 8. Two months before, on the occasion of his 90th birthday, the producer spoke of the Beatles to “They did flower, they blossomed, and they astonished me with their ideas. Each song they brought to me was a gem, and I said to myself, ‘It can’t last.’ I’d say to them, ‘That’s great, now give me a better one.’ And they did. I was so thrilled with what they gave me.” It wasn’t simply what they gave him; it was what they asked of him. During the making of Revolver, which began with the album’s groundbreaking closing track, “Tomorrow Never Knows,” the most difficult, daring, out-there performance the Beatles had ever attempted, John Lennon told Martin that “he wanted to sound like the Dalai Lama singing from the highest mountain top.” He also requested “the sound of 4,000 monks chanting in the background.” Engineer Geoff Emerick, who had just turned 20 when he joined the expedition, says another of John’s ideas was that “we suspend him from a rope in the middle of the studio ceiling, put a mike in the middle of the floor, and give him a push and he’d sing as he went round and round.” Without knowing it, John was setting the terms for the eventual title of the album, which was finally chosen in Hamburg in late June where the Beatles legend had been born. Sharing It in Salzburg In late August 1966 in a Salzburg record store listening booth, an American couple on their way to a New York marriage are hearing Revolver for the first time, 14 brand-new songs, each one a

revelation. As they listen, they take turns holding the album cover, admiring the Aubrey-Beardsleyesque design by the Beatles’ old Hamburg pal Klaus Voorman. As the second track, “Eleanor Rigby,” is playing, they agree, with a smile, that Revolver will be their first purchase as a couple. “All play the game existence to the end of the beginning” is the message that follows them out of the record store, Lennon’s voice submerged, embattled by the hypnotic Tibetan Book of the Dead dynamic driven by Starr’s incessant endgame drumming and the yelping of a wolfpack of demons. These are among the moments when the Faust legend comes to mind. Can it be the Lads from Liverpool, those teenybopper moptops,

She Said, He Said For the couple, Revolver was a 14part variation on that perennial trope of romance, “They’re playing our song.” Around the time the Beatles began recording the album, an April exchange of letters led to a rendezvous on St. Mark’s Square in Venice on June 21, the same “exceptionally hectic day” that the studio work on Revolver was completed, according to Mark Lewisohn’s The Beatles Recording Sessions (1988). At the time, the couple knew nothing of the coincidence, which might not be worth mentioning except for the fact that “the new song” that day, the 14th and final track being taped after nine hours and 22 takes, was John Lennon’s then-untitled “She Said She Said,” which contains a line that re-

are telling you “when you die, declare the pennies on your eyes” while a lonely minister is “wiping his hands as he walks from the grave” and “no one was saved.” Rubber Soul, the previous LP, itself a tremendous advance musically and lyrically, began and ended in the conventional rock and roll reality of McCartney singing “Baby you can drive my car” and Lennon going “nah, nah, nah” in “Run for Your Life.” In Rubber Soul, it’s “I’d rather see you dead, little girl”; Revolver says “I know what it’s like to be dead,” and the Indian-inflected music seems to know not only where you’re going but where you’re coming from after walking dazed down muddy lanes in the Vale of Kashmir (“It is shining”) or hanging on for dear life to the back of trucks on crumbling mountain roads (“I was alone, I took a ride, I didn’t know what I would find there”) or diving in and out of two weeks of fever in Katmandu (“It is not dying”).

lates to every he and she since Adam and Eve: “She said you don’t understand what I said/I said no no no you’re wrong,” especially when the couple in question is dealing with such things as sore throats and rashes, wrong turns and scary rides, and all ups and downs and ins and outs of a summer hitchhiking down through Italy and up through Greece (let’s go this way/no it’s that way/but it has to be this way/let’s eat there /no, let’s eat here). So it was that a he said/she said roadshow preview of marital reality landed in the listening booth of a Salzburg record store to share one thing they were in passionate agreement about, the music of the Beatles. The Family Revolver While writing this appreciation, I’ve kept that first shared purchase, the family Revolver, as it were, close at hand. The other day I took the disc out of its sleeve and put it on the turntable for the

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first time in at least 25 years, admiring the way the shiny blackness caught the light in its spinning shimmering motion, as if the music within were waking from an enchantment. The minute the needle touches down, what a sound! To call it “surface noise” would be an insult. In those few roaring seconds before George’s voice comes on counting out the time for his gutsy, gritty “Taxman,” I’m thinking of the places it’s been, the grooves like trails in time, one leading to another with every playing from that first day in Salzburg to the suburb of London where we shared it with friends, to New York where we half-seriously thought of asking the Community Church to play it before and after we took the vows, to our first home in Ann Arbor, to Cambridge, then graduate school years in New Brunswick dancing to “Got to Get You Into My Life” while our long-suffering landlady held her ears, then to Highland Park, where we turned up “Tomorrow Never Knows” to drown out the barking of the poodles next door and the endless orgies of polka music, and finally to Princeton, a garrett on Patton Avenue, where a newborn infant is rocked to sleep to it, night after night, drifting off even into the guitar-delirium of John’s “Dr. Robert” and George’s relentless “I Want to Tell You” as well as the McCartney meadows of “For No One” and “Here, There, and Everywhere.” Willful from birth, he of course never slept during “I’m Only Sleeping.” And so it goes until December 8, 1980, when someone “killed the Beatles” and the records had to be put out of sight until the shock diminished a decade later. Shades The four men pictured on the back of the album cover look more like jazz musicians than rock stars, George and Paul masked in shades (Ringo wearing typically goofy round ones) while John has his specs on, maybe the first time he was allowed to wear them on an album, anathema to fans if only slightly less so than the fact that he was married and had a son. The suggestion of controlled substances in the dark-toned ambience of the back cover is obvious, though perhaps not for listeners unaware of the coded references to grass and LSD throughout the album; even Paul, an acid virgin at the time, insists that the desired object of “Got To Get You Into My Life’” is marijuana rather than any real life Mary or Jane. The masking effect is also in evidence on the front cover where the eyes of Paul, John, George, and Ringo are as if hidden behind Voorman’s pen and ink renderings of each familiar face. The Beatles are at the summit. But as before, the questions surface: how did they do it? where did they really come from? what forces, dark or divine, made this miracle? —Stuart Mitchner


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Richardson Chamber Players Presents Afternoon Concert of French Delights


he Richardson Chamber Players closed its 2015-16 season with a concert of French musical bonbons at Richardson Auditorium, featuring a number of Princeton University music department faculty and students. Continuing a mission of presenting music one rarely hears live, Director Michael Pratt programmed a performance of chamber music from the early part of the 20th century which might have been heard in Parisian salons and concert halls. Composer Jacques Ibert incorporated the flute into much of his works, including two songs for soprano and flute known collectively as Deux Stèles orientées. Like many of his contemporaries working in Paris in the early decades of the 20th century, Ibert capitalized on the fascination at the time with the exotic, and drew the texts for these songs from translations of Chinese steles — inscribed stone monuments. Soprano Sarah Pelletier and flautist Jayn Rosenfeld presented Ibert’s Deux Stèles with confidence and a solid partnership. In these songs, the flute is just as much a “character” as the narrating singer, and Ms. Rosenfeld played cleanly, and with complete command of the languid melodic runs characteristic of music of this period. Ms. Pelletier’s voice carried well in the hall, and she sang with great self-assurance. Flute and voice were very independent of each other, and Ms. Pelletier sang what were largely unaccompanied melodic lines with expert vocal execution and poise. Mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick explored Maurice Ravel’s music for voice and chamber ensemble with a performance of Chansons madécasses, also rooted in the exotic. In these songs, Ravel set 18th-century texts describing the culture and history of Madagascar. Ms. Rearick had a dramatic challenge to shift gears between erotic poetry and fierce descriptions of the colonization of the region, but maintained solid control over the vocal demands of the music and the moods of the text. Subtly accompanied by cellist Alistair MacRae, pianist Jennifer Tao and Ms. Rosenfeld in the opening “Nahandove,” Ms. Rearick was sensitive

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to the text and kept the flow of the music moving along. The starkness of cello and piccolo (played by Ms. Rosenfeld) accompaniment was particularly effective. The instrumental works on the program captured well the muted palettes of early 20th-century French music. Claude Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp especially depicted the dreamy musical textures and gentleness of the Impressionist era, as Ms. Rosenfeld, violist Jessica Thompson, and harpist Elaine Christy brought out the melodic lines in a smooth flowing manner. Ms. Christy had a particularly gentle touch on the harp as Ms. Thompson added subtle viola lines. The music may have been subdued in character, but there was a great deal of precision from the players, and the ensemble connection was solid. A trio of Darius Milhaud’s symphonies pour le petit orchestre closed the program, featuring the entire ensemble of 11 players led by Mr. Pratt. Included in this ensemble were two students mentored by members of the Richardson Chamber Players, demonstrating the ensemble’s commitment to the next generation of chamber musicians. Of the six Little Symphonies which Ravel composed, Mr. Pratt chose three which demonstrated Milhaud’s innovative compositional techniques in polytonality and unique instrumental combinations. In the first symphony, Le Printemps, clarity of playing kept the sound from becoming cacophonous when all musicians were in action, with a particularly effective duet from Ms. Christy and clarinetist Jo-Ann Sternberg. Oboist Matthew Sullivan was featured extensively in the second symphony, with the third demonstrating saucy clarinet solo lines contrasted with a jagged and jaunty “finale” from all the players. he Richardson Chamber Players has a particular commitment to chamber works for unusual combinations of instruments and voices. Sunday afternoon’s concert at Richardson featured the highest level of music-making from Princeton faculty and students, while introducing the audience to not-often heard music from a very special time in music history. —Nancy Plum


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These include the Opéra National de Paris, the Salzburg Festival, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Seattle Opera, Washington Opera and the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. He is also the founder and artistic director of Opera Slavica, which is devoted to presenting full productions of masterworks from Russian, Czech and Polish composers, providing singers with no background in these languages with the k nowledge and t rain ing to sing, read and translate them, and offering professional guidance for reaching industry standards. Director Trent Blanton is an assistant professor of Theatre at Rider University. He is an active member of Actors’ Equity and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. ———

Princeton Pro Musica Cabaret Fundraiser

Princeton Pro Musica presents its third annual cabaret fundraising event, “And All That Jazz” on Friday, April 29 at the Mercer Oaks Golf Club, 725 Village Road West, Princeton Junction. Jazz-age entertainment will be provided by singer Andrea Pizziconi (assisting artists include Peter Lauffer on piano and Paul Hofreiter on bass). In addition to entertainment, g uests w ill enjoy drinks, dining, a silent auction, raffle prizes, and the popular wine pull. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 and all proceeds benefit Princeton Pro Musica’s artistic programming. Purchase tickets by calling (609) 683-5122 or visiting ———

PU Orchestra Presents Strauss and Shostakovich

April 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm Institute for Advanced Study Wolfensohn Hall Solidly real yet elusively out of reach, the edges of things are the most interesting places in the universe: the horizon of space and time, the beginning and endings of relationships and epochs, the lines between life and nonlife, the permeable walls between art, science and culture. Looking through the lenses of physics, medicine, photography and anthropology, this public event will explore these active interfaces. Categorically Not! is a series of conversations exploring the common ground of art, science, and politics. Labyrinth Books of Princeton will be on site selling copies of the speakers’ books.

Sean B. Carroll

Robbert Dijkgraaf

Vice President for Science Education Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Director and Leon Levy Professor Institute for Advanced Study

Helen Fisher

Felice Frankel

Biological Anthropologist Kinsey Institute, Indiana University

Research Scientist and Photographer Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Moderated by Writer and IAS Director’s Visitor

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T he Pr inceton University Orchestra will perform Richard Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24 and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, Op. 47 on Thursday, April 21 and Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium. Tickets are $15 general admission and $5 students. To purchase tickets, call (609) 258-9220. According to Maestro Michael Pratt, “This is a program of beloved blockbusters that will show the range of the orchestra. The two works are as different as they can be, yet their journeys are similar. Strauss combines 19th century Romantic lushness and spirituality in portraying a soul’s journey from struggling with death to ecstatic redemption, while Shostakovich offers us an exploration of 20th century tortured introspection, moving from wintery bleakness to blazing triumph.” The Princeton University Orchestra is made up of Princeton undergraduate student musicians. To learn more, visit http://orchestra.

DAVID SEDARIS AT MCCARTER: Some things come back every year, like spring flowers and David Sedaris, who will be at McCarter Theatre on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Sedaris is a commentator on PRI’s This American Life and best-selling author of “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk,” and “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.” To purchase tickets, visit or call (609) 258-2787.



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NORM LEWIS vocalist THOMAS WILKINS conductor NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA You know him as Broadway’s first African-American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. Norm Lewis, the phenomenal star who brought this and other favorite roles to life, takes center stage with favorites from Broadway and beyond.


VERDI’S COMIC OPERA: Westminster Choir College student Thomas Lynch sings the title role in Westminster Opera Theatre’s production of Verdi’s “Falstaff.” Performances are April 15 and 16 in the Robert L. Annis Playhouse on the campus of Westminster Choir College in Princeton. The opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles and fully staged with a chamber orchestra ensemble. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at (609) 921-2663.

Westminster Opera Theatre brings Verdi’s comic opera Falstaff to the stage of the Robert L. Annis Playhouse at Westminster Choir College in Princeton on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. It will be sung in Italian with English supertitles and fully staged with a chamber orchestra ensemble. The comic opera will be performed by students at Westminster Choir College. William Hobbs is the music director, and Trent Blanton is the director. Old, large, and lecherous, Sir John Falstaff attempts to seduce two married women in order to gain access to their husbands’ money. Little does he know what reward awaits him at the hands of the ladies and their husbands as they plot to put an end to his advances once and for all. Based on Shakespeare’s play The Merry Wives of Windsor, Falstaff was one of only two comedies written by Verdi in more than 50 years of composing. It has since become a perennial favorite in opera houses around the world. Music director William Hobbs works at many of the

The April 17 performance is presented in collaboration with the State Theatre and is sponsored by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.


Fri, May 13 at 8 pm Richardson Auditorium in Princeton Sun, May 15 at 3 pm State Theatre in New Brunswick MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides Overture TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto BRAHMS Serenade No. 1 JÉRÉMIE RHORER conductor AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Hear 2016 Grammy Award winner Augustin Hadelich—who wowed NJSO audiences in his 2012 appearance—dispatch Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with effortless panache.


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BRAHMS Three Intermezzi, Op. 117 SCHUBERT Sonata No. 9 in B Major BRAHMS Four Ballades, Op. 10 LISZT Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata (“Dante” Sonata)

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Miracles from Heaven


Anna Recovers From Incurable Illness in Real-Life Miracle Drama


Nurko (Eugene Derbez) had a nine month waiting list which meant the little girl was likely to pass away before her appointment. Frustrated by her inability to help her daughter, Christy began to question her faith when Anna asked, “Why do you think God hasn’t healed me?” It didn’t help when some fellow parishioners suggested that the affliction might be punishment for sin. In response, Christy told her husband (Martin Henderson) she was through with church, at least until Anna was healed. Desperate times call for desperate measures. So, Christy decided to go to Dr. Nurko’s office unannounced and convince him to see Anna. However, after the doctor examined Anna an MRI, endoscopy, and a battery of other tests confirmed that Anna did not have long to live. Before they returned home, they were befriended by a waitress with a heart of gold (Queen Latifah) who took them on a whirlwind tour of Boston. The prospects weren’t good for Anna when she got back to Burleson until the fateful day when she fell into a hollowed tree trunk, hit her head, and blacks out. When she comes out of the coma, lo and behold, her bowels have been miraculously healed. Furthermore, she tells her parents that she had just visited Heaven and met with her Creator. Miracles from Heaven is a dramatic documentary adapted from Christy Beam’s bestselling memoir of the same name. Directed by Patricia Riggen (The 33), the movie describes a touching description of a miraculous event. BUT THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR!: Angela (Queen Latifah, left) refuses to let Anna Very Good (HHH). Rated (Kylie Rogers, center) and her mother Christy (Jennifer Garner) return to Texas without PG for mature themes. Runseeing the sights in Boston. Anna had just been diagnosed with an incurable bowel ning time: 109 minutes. Stucondition and to help take their minds off of the fatal diagnosis, Angela, a restaurant dio: Affirm Films. Distribuwaitress, who had befriended Anna and Christy during their stay in Boston, took them tor: Sony Pictures. —Kam Williams on a tour of the historic city. (© 2016-Sony Pictures Releasing)

nnabel Beam (Kylie Rogers) was born in Burleson, Texas where she was raised by her parents on a farm surrounded by cats, dogs, goats, cows, and a donkey. She enjoyed an idyllic childhood there with her sisters, Abbie (Brighton Sharbino) and Adelynn (Courtney Fansler). However, at the age of 10 she began to experience severe stomach pains. Christy Beam (Jennifer Garner) rushed her daughter to an emergency room doctor who diagnosed the malady as a combination of lactose intolerance and acid reflux. But when his course of treatment for those conditions failed, the frightened mother next took Anna to a a gastroenterologist (Bruce Altman) who determined that she was suffering from an obstruction of the small bowel which called for immediate surgery. He referred them to a highly-regarded physician in Boston who specialized in intestinal disorders. However, Dr.

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Adaptation of the DC Comics series finds adversaries Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) reluctantly joining forces to subdue a threat against Metropolis unleashed by the diabolical Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). With Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Cassidy as Jimmy Olsen, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Jeremy Irons as Alfred the Butler, and featuring cameo appearances by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Anderson Cooper, Brooke Baldwin, Soledad O’Brien, and Dana Bash. Before I Wake (PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images). Horror movie about a married couple (Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane) who take in an 8-year-old orphan (Jacob Tremblay) who possessed by an evil demon. With Annabeth Gish, Scottie Thompson and Dash Mihok. The Boss (R for sexuality, profanity and brief drug use). Melissa McCarthy plays the title character in this comedy about a business tycoon convicted of insider trading who attempts to re-brand herself as America’s sweetheart after her release from prison. Cast includes Kathy Bates, Kristen Bell, Cecily Strong, and Peter Dinklage. Collide (PG-13 for violence, profanity, sexuality, and drug use). Action thriller about two American tourists (Nicholas Hoult and Felicity Jones) backpacking across Europe who end up on the run from drug smugglers in Germany. With Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley, and Nadia Hilker. Deadpool (R for sexuality, graphic nudity, graphic violence, and pervasive profanity). Ryan Reynolds plays the Marvel Comics antihero in this movie about a Special Forces mercenary left mutated by a medical experiment that went horribly wrong. With Ed Skrein, Karan Soni, and Michael Benyaer. Demolition (R for profanity, drug use, disturbing behavior, and some sexual references). Dramatic comedy about a recently-widowed investment banker (Jake Gyllenhaal) who finds a shoulder to cry on with a customer service rep (Naomi Watts) who works for a company he has a gripe with. Featuring Heather Lind, Judah Lewis, Chris Cooper, and Royce Johnson. Embrace of the Serpent (Unrated). Amazon adventure, nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language category, about a two scientists (Jan Bijvoet and Brionne Davis) who join forces with a local shaman (Antonio Bolivar) to search the rainforest for a sacred plant with healing properties. Featuring Yauenku Migue, Nicolas Cancino, and Luigi Sciamanna. In Spanish, Latin, Catalan, German, and Portuguese with subtitles. Eye in the Sky (R for profanity and violent images) Drama about a military commander (Helen Mirren) based in Great Britain who finds herself facing an ethical question when she is informed by a pilot (Aaron Paul) that a 9-year-old girl (Aisha Takow) has just entered the kill zone of a targeted terrorist cell. Cast includes Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, and Phoebe Fox. God’s Not Dead 2 (PG for mature themes). Drama about a public high school teacher’s (Melissa Joan Hart) fight for her career and her first amendment rights after being suspended for having a classroom discussion about Jesus. With Jesse Metcalfe, Robin Givens, Ernie Hudson, Pat Boone, and the late Senator Fred Thompson. Hello, My Name Is Doris (R for profanity). Sally Field stars in this romantic dramatic comedy as a shy spinster inspired by a self-help guru (Peter Gallagher) to pursue the young co-worker (Max Greenfield) whom she has a crush on. With Wendi McLendonCovey, Stephen Root, and Beth Behrs. I Saw the Light (R for profanity, sexuality, and brief nudity). Tom Hiddleston plays Hank Williams in this biopic chronicling the legendary country singer/songwriter’s rise to fame and untimely demise at the age of 29. With Elizabeth Olsen, David Krumholtz, and Cherry Jones. London Has Fallen (R for violence and profanity). A sequel, set in England, finds Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) joining forces with an MI6 Agent (Charlotte Riley) to foil a plot to assassinate the president of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and other leaders of the free world as they attend the funeral of the British prime minister. Ensemble cast includes Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Melissa Leo, Jackie Earle Haley, and Robert Forster. Meet the Blacks (R for sexuality, violence, drug use and pervasive profanity) Horror parody of The Purge revolving around a nouveau riche family which unwittingly moves from the ghetto to Beverly Hills on the annual holiday when crime is legal. Ensemble cast includes Mike Epps, Zulay Henao, Mike Tyson, George Lopez, DeRay Davis, Charlie Murphy and Perez Hilton and Paul Mooney. Miracles from Heaven (PG for mature themes). Adaptation of Christy Beam’s (Jennifer Garner) memoir of the same name recounting how her 12-year-old daughter (Kylie Rogers) recovered from an incurable illness following a near-death experience. With Martin Henderson, Queen Latifah, and John Carroll Lynch. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (PG-13 for suggestive material). The sequel finds Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) dealing with a stale relationship and a rebellious daughter (Elena Kampouris) prior to reuniting their families for an even bigger, fatter wedding ceremony. Returning cast members include Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan, Andrea Martin, Gia Carides, and Joey Fatone. Remember (R for violence and profanity). Thriller about an Auschwitz survivor’s (Christopher Plummer) attempt to track down the Nazi fugitive (Jurgen Prochnow) who had slaughtered his entire family during the Holocaust. Featuring Martin Landau, Dean Norris, and Bruno Ganz. In English and German with subtitles. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Unrated). Adaptation of The Taliban Shuffle, war correspondent Kim Barker’s (Tina Fey) memoir about her relationship with a fellow journalist (Martin Freeman) while covering Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. With Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, and Alfred Molina. Zootopia (PG for action, rude humor, and mature themes). Animated adventure about a rookie bunny cop (Ginnifer Goodwin) who partners with a fast-talking fox (Jason Bateman) in order to solve a series of mysterious disappearances in a city populated by anthropomorphic animals. Voice cast includes Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Shakira, Octavia Spencer, and Tommy Chong. —Kam Williams

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Popular P.T.S. Health & Fitness Center Moves to Convenient Wall Street Location


itness is for you … and you … and you! Alex Obe, owner of P.T.S. (Personal Training Studio) Health & Fitness Center at 390 Wall Street, just off State Road, is determined to bring fitness to everyone. Size, shape, age, previous experience are all part of one’s individual package, but none of these should be an obstacle to a positive session at the gym.


“We try to keep things fun,” says Mr. Obe, who has owned P.T.S. for 10 years. “We want to appeal to everyone, including the people who think they have to shape up or lose weight before they come to the gym. They will never feel intimi-

dated here. Our clients come in all shapes and sizes and levels of fitness. We welcome everyone and treat everyone with respect.” P.T.S. recently moved to its new Wall Street location. “We had an opportunity to move, and it is 2000 square feet larger than our previous location,” explains Mr. Obe. “It has very nice features, and the members are very pleased. There is a lot of light, with a wall of windows, up-to-date men’s and women’s locker rooms, and very attractive decor.” Latest Equipment P.T.S. offers the latest e q u ip m e nt, i n cl u d i n g a complete set of circuit machines for resistance, stateof-the-art cardio-vascular machines, free weights, stability balls, as well as group exercise classes. All the cardio equipment features personal viewing screens.

“We have all new treadmills and ellipticals,” points out Mr. Obe. “Also, we have a new step mill — a revolving step machine. It’s guaranteed to tighten the quads and glutes. it’s the machine that members love to hate! It’s very challenging.” In addition to Mr. Obe, six personal trainers are available to help P.T.S. members reach their goals. All are nationally certified. “Our standards are very high,” notes Mr. Obe, who previously was a general manager of New York Sports Clubs. “I always knew that eventually I would like to have my own business, and I was always interested in fitness. It just always made sense to me. In college, I had a job in the weight room, and I was able to work out.” A f ter g raduat ing f rom Bucknell University, however, he entered the corporate world, working at Price Wa-

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terhouse Coopers and IBM for more than four years. Then he realized he wanted to change direction. National Certification After completing the challenging course of instruction and earning national certification as a personal trainer, he worked at New York Sports Clubs for three and a half years before purchasing P.T.S. He could not be happier with that decision, pointing out that P.T.S. is now celebrating its 20th anniversar y, and he has been part of its success for 10 years. “I love what I have experienced during this journey. I was nervous 10 years ago when I took it on, and now I am so happy. I am getting to do what I love, what I have a passion for.” He has also made a point of ensuring that P.T.S. has an excellent staff. “Our trainers are highly trained and experienced. I definitely have a way I like things done, but I also understand that a personal trainer can have his or her individual style.” The P.T.S. staff is trained in first aid, he adds, and safety equipment, including an Automated External Defibrillator, is also available. Interestingly, says Mr. Obe, at one time, he considered opening a restaurant because of his love for healthy eating. He eats very carefully, he reports. Always with enjoyment, but mindful of the importance of healthy nutrition, a regimen he tries to share with members. “We are not nutritionists here, but we can help guide people toward healthy eating. Sometimes, we suggest that they keep a food journal, and they are surprised to find that they are eating more than they realized. Losing Weight “Also,” he adds, “the lifestyle of so many people today is sedentary. They get less exercise, sit at their desk or at the computer more often, and eat more. Fitness gets pushed to the side.” In fact, many of the P.T.S. members are prompted to join in order to lose weight, repor ts Mr. Obe. “Some just want to lose five or 10 pounds or tone up. But we have had people lose a lot more, including one

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FRIENDLY FITNESS: “We are set apart by our size, standards, and personal service. We have a very friendly atmosphere and accessible space. The members enjoy knowing the owner and the trainers and our interaction. We know your name when you come in!” Alex Obe, owner of P.T.S. (Personal Training Studio) Health & Fitness, is shown in the center’s new Wall Street location. member who lost over 100 pounds!” All ages can benefit from the P.T.S. programs, and members range from 14 years old to people in their 80s. Men and women are equally represented, and kids can even join at 12, under the guidance of a personal trainer. New members have two free sessions with a personal trainer. “We take into consideration the persons’ general fitness and design a program to help them reach their goals,” explains Mr. Obe. “It’s very helpful for a member to work with a personal trainer who has the knowledge and experience to help them create a suitable program. “We can also adjust the program to the requirements of each individual and their particular health and fitness situation. And, if there are special considerations, such as arthritis, getting over an injury, or other conditions, we can set up a program specifically for their needs.” Mr. Obe reports that there are people at every range of activity, and he always reminds everyone that “The best exercise program is the one you will do! We want our members to achieve their goal, whether they are training for a race, preparing for mountain or rock climbing, hoping to lose weight, tone up, or have more energy.

Boot Camp “C o m i n g t h r e e t i m e s a week is good, but four times is even better to see results. It’s more days active than not,” he points out. Not everyone can manage that, however, and he adds that whatever time one can spend at the gym is helpful. And even if members don’t work with a personal trainer, help and guidance is always available. Someone is always there to answer a question or help out. In addition to the P.T.S. program, which offers general memberships or specific programs with trainers, the center has introduced a new “Iron Core Boot Camp”. “This includes classes, such as spinning and the TRX Suspension Training System (which originated with a Navy Seal), and a lot of core work,” explains Mr. Obe. “This is a challenging 45-minute class and a great work-out. I liked the idea of the Boot Camp fitness model, and I wanted to offer it here. We have a separate staff for it, consisting of small group trainers. Boot Camp clients pay for each class on an individual basis, while the P.T.S. program involves a membership fee and a monthly payment plan.” He adds that there is also a lot of cross-over between Boot Camp and P.T.S., and t hat bot h programs are very competitively priced compared to other fitness clubs. Mr. Obe looks forward to continuing to help his clients reach their fitness goals, and he is happy to be able to work in a field that he loves. “It is wonderful to be able to do this, and to know it is making a positive difference in someone’s life. I am so pleased when someone says, ‘I have so much more energy’, or ‘I was able to lose weight’, or ‘now, I can keep up with my kids!’” It’s never boring, he adds. “No two days are alike. And, I love the continuing interaction with all the members. Just remember, fitness is available to ever yone. It doesn’t mat ter who you are, your age, or your background. You want to feel and look good, and you can get extra energy from a workout that can pump you up for the rest of the day.” P.T.S. can be reached at (609) 252-1117. Websites: and iron —Jean Stratton

“On a clear day, rise and look around you … “How it will astound you … “On a clear day, you can see forever … “And ever … and ever ….” s the song suggests seeing ever y thing clearly can make all the difference. For many people, wearing glasses or contact lenses makes this possible. Others may be fortunate enough to see clearly without the aid of glasses, and still others, especially children, may not even be aware they are not seeing clearly. It is the mission of optometric physician (optometrist)



Dr. Charles Allen, O.D., F.A.A.O. of Princeton Eyecare Associates to help his patients see as well as possible. His practice is located at Princeton Professional Park, 601 Ewing Street, and he treats patients of all ages. A graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Dr. Allen was a former assistant professor of Pediatric Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. He has practiced in Princeton since 1972. In addition to prescribing corrective lenses, he explains that “an optometric physician can diagnose and treat eye disease and ocular manifestations of systemic disease. Eye examinations can detect many diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, arterial sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and Lyme disease, among many others.” Youngest Patient In his practice, Dr. Allen focuses on three areas of specialization: (1) children, including “developmental problems, especially children labeled as dyslexic and ADD/ADHD. The problem can actually be physical and functional;” (2) glaucoma, and (3) specialty contact lenses. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the subjects of developmental vision of children, glaucoma, and contact lenses. He is skilled in determining the correct contact lens

for the patient and fitting it properly. “I have been able to provide lenses, including bifocals and for astigmatism, to anyone, and also to those people who have been told they cannot wear contact lenses,” he points out. “The youngest patient I ever put contacts on was six days old. The baby was born with congenital cataracts.” Dr. Allen’s expertise in diagnosing and treating glaucoma has provided him with “one of the largest glaucoma practices of optometric physicians in New Jersey,” he notes. “90 percent of my glaucoma patients can be successfully treated with topical drugs.” He has also participated in glaucoma programs in Pennsylvania and New York. Dr. Allen was recently selected as one of 100 contact lens specialists in the U.S. to participate in a meeting in Boston, sponsored by Bausch & Lomb Contact Lens Company, which focused on the current level of development of contact lenses for the treatment of various vision disorders. For many years, he has served as a consultant and clinical investigator for lens companies and pharmaceutical companies that develop treatments which are used in conjunction with the prescribing of contact lenses for a number of vision problems. The meeting included discussion on new materials and designs of contact lenses for all vision disorders, including myopia ( nearsightedness) and presbyopia (far-sightedness). Of interest to people who are dissatisfied with progressive multifocal glasses, there were also discussions on new contact lens designs to provide greater fields of vision for their users, making them especially desirable for people who spend many hours a day looking at a computer screen. Particularly interesting to Dr. Allen was the introduction of contact lenses for the treatment of myopia, which has reached epidemic proportions in the world, he reports. A National Eye Institute study has showed that the prevalence of myopia increased 66 percent in the last 40 years. This closely parallels the development and use of computers and the hand-held devices so popu-

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lar among children, points out Dr. Allen. The greatest incidence is reported in young children and young adults between ages 20 and 39. In one 10-year period, the rate of myopia rose from 25 percent to 41.6 percent. In Singapore, it has been reported that the incidence of myopia among school age children is between 80 and 96 percent. Functional Vision With the rapid progression of myopia throughout the world, studies have been implemented in an attempt to find a treatment procedure to slow down the progression of this condition. Large patientbased studies are being carried out to identify a treatment modality to effect control over the progression of myopia, reports Dr. Allen. “Two have shown promise in having an important influence. One is a specially-designed soft contact lens, which was discussed at the Boston meeting. This soft multifocal lens has been shown to retard the rate of progression of myopia. These lenses are worn during the day and removed at bedtime. “The second treatment is the use of corneal reshaping therapy, also known as orthokeratology. This lens is applied at bedtime and removed in the morning, providing the person with functional vision throughout the day without the need for glasses or a contact lens.” It is often his youngest patients who are in the forefront of Dr. Allen’s concern. He is a strong advocate of early eye examinations for children, even starting at the age of six months. “It is important for parents to get their children a comprehensive evaluation of their vision even at six months,” he explains. “Six months is a good time for their first check-up, and definitely by nine months. By then, everything to do with the eye should be working. Unlike hearing, which is usually fully developed at birth, vision is rudimentary. The visual system undergoes significant developmental changes in the early years of life, especially during infancy and the toddler ages.” Dr. Allen is concerned that not enough children are examined early, often waiting until they go to school. “One of the biggest frustrations in my practice is that the gen-


eral population in the U.S. ignores the role of vision in children as it relates to the ability to learn to read. Although vision disorders are the fourth most common disability in the U.S., only 14 percent of pre-school kids will have had their eyes examined by an eye doctor before they go to school. Yet, 70 percent will have been to a dentist. But the primary modality for learning is through vision, not the oral cavity. “It has been estimated that 80 percent of learning is acquired through the visual system,” he continues. “The benefits of early diagnosis and treatment of developmental vision problems can improve motor, cognitive, and social development.” 80 Percent Dr. Allen cites reports from the National Eye Institute, the American Public Health Association, and the Vision Council of America, indicating that “visual impairment in a child is associated with developmental delays and the need for special education, vocational, and social services into adulthood,” also, “that 25 percent of students in grades K through six have visual impairments that are serious enough to impede learning,” and that “it is estimated that 80 percent of children with a learning disability have an undiagnosed vision problem. “Sometimes, children are diagnosed with ADD, when in fact, they have vision problems,” he adds. Regarding the dramatic increase in myopia among children and its connection to computer use, Dr. Allen suggests looking away from

CLEAR VISION: “In my practice, I see patients of all ages, and focus on three specific areas: children, glaucoma, and specialty contact lenses.“ An optometric physician (optometrist), Dr. Charles Allen, O.D., F.A.A.O. often consults and lectures on these vision conditions. He will attend a meeting In New York in April regarding the development of myopia in children. the screen or device and taking regular breaks. “I believe in the ‘20-20 Rule’. Every 20 minutes, look away at something 20 feet in the distance (outside the window perhaps) for 20 seconds. Also, getting more exercise is helpful. The eyes don’t have the motor ability to stay in the same position without changing focus. In evolution, the eyes moved a lot, looking into the distance, not just focusing on one point. “Diet, exercise, and sports goggles are all important for kids’ eye health,” he continues. “But with all the advantages in science and health, it is so important for children to have their eyes examined before they go to school. Parents should place at top priority an examination of the ocular health and vision of their child to ensure that they have the vi-

sual skills necessary to learn to read. If there is a defect undetected, then they might not be able to read in order to learn.” It is not just seeing something, he adds. “It is vision that brings meaning to what you see. My greatest satisfaction is helping my patients’ vision improve.” And for all his patients, he has a reminder. “Call me at any time if your eye does not look right, it doesn’t feel right, or your vision is not the same. Too many people delay getting treatment. Call me right away. “Practicing in this community is a privilege and a dream. My patients are from all walks of life, and helping them is always my most important priority.” Dr. Allen can be reached at (609) 924-3567 (office) or (609) 947-5533 (cell). —Jean Stratton

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Minsk to Marrakesh. All food will be available for tasting. RSVP to (609) 882-1444 or email 7:30 p.m.: David Sedaris visits McCarter Theatre. 7:30 p.m.: Screening of Network (1976) at Princeton Garden Theatre. Thursday, April 7 6 p.m.: Kurt Steen discusses his latest work, Hair: A Human History; Labyrinth Books of Princeton. 7 p.m.: Join Interfaith Caregivers of Mercer County for an evening of thought provoking discussion and explorat ion of Free dom Summer 1964. Rev. Dr. Oren Renick will read from and sign copies of his book, “Smoke Over Mississippi: A Journey of Hope and Reconciliation” at Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville,

2668 Main Street, L awrenceville. Friday, April 8 7 p.m.: Princeton High School Asian Festival. Students will share many facets of Asian culture including Chinese calligraphy, tea making, sushi making, and festival displays. Students will also perform a Chinese Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Chinese Kung Fu, Japanese song and dance, Indian singing, and a Chinese fashion show. The event will be held in the school’s gymnasium, Walnut Lane. 8 p.m.: Boheme Opera NJ presents Carmen at Kendall Theater at The College of New Jersey, Ewing. Saturday, April 9 10 a.m.: Institute Woods 6K presented by the Princeton Athletic Club at the


Institute for Advanced Study. Register online at http:// 11 a.m.: “The Americans at Princeton,” a tactical training day for several united of the Continental Line at Princeton’s Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street in Princeton. There will be live demonstrations of musket use, cannon firing, marches and drills, along with loading and firing volleys. This event is free. 1 p.m.: The Cotsen Children’s Library presents “A Day in Digitopolis” based on the mathematical kingdom from “The Phantom Tollbooth.” Children will enjoy hands-on displays and exploration. The presentation will be held at the Frick Chemistry Building on the campus of Princeton University. 3 p.m.: The Ar ts

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n one hand, Nick Hernandez would like to forget his sophomore season with the Princeton University baseball team. The Tigers plummeted to a 7-32 overall and 4-16 Ivy League record last spring while Hernandez hit .250 with just one homer and 9 RBIs in 34 games. “Last year left a bad taste in everybody’s mouth,” said junior outfielder Hernandez, a 6’2, 205-pound native of Miami, Fla. “I have said this before and I know a couple of guys have agreed with me, last year was probably the first time that I would say I just wasn’t having a lot of fun, losing like that.” But last year’s struggles have focused Hernandez and his teammates coming into 2016. “I think guys came back to school with a purpose and really working hard from day one to just never let that happen again,” said Hernandez. “It has carried on to the spring so far.” The Tigers showed a sense of purpose last weekend as they started Ivy League play last Saturday by sweeping visiting Dartmouth, 2-1 and 9-8 in 10 innings. Princeton won both games with walk-off hits as Billy Arendt hit a game-winning double in the opener and Joseph Flynn stroked a long single to plate the winning runs in the nightcap. “It was awesome, it was just team effort all-around with pitching, defense and offensively, guys needed to step up and they did,” said Hernandez, reflecting on the dramatic victories over the Big Green. “It was an awesome way to start it off.” On Sunday, Princeton stepped up again, topping Harvard, 4-1 and 14-5. In the opener, a run-scoring single by Hernandez and a two-run homer by Zack Belski in the bottom of the first inning set the tone for the day. “We kept it rolling and we were feeling good from yesterday,” said Hernandez. “It was a little cold out today. We came out and didn’t let it affect us and played our game.”

Hernandez emerged as the star of the second game, hitting a two-run single to give Princeton a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the third and then connecting for a bases-loaded double an inning later to put the Tigers up 7-2, giving him a career single-game best of five RBIs. “I was just trying to do a job for the guys, I was just trying to get a ball in play,” said Hernandez, who had six RBIs on the day and is now hitting .316 with team highs in hits (25) and RBIs (16). “Luckily, I was able to get up in some big situations and some guys were able to get on base. I was doing a job and trying everything in my power to make things happen and help the team win.” In reflecting on the team’s promising start as it posted its fifth straight win and improved to 11-10 overall and 4-0 Ivy, Hernandez pointed to Princeton’s resilience. “We have been doing it all year, where we have been put in some tough spots and get punched in the face and come back and really just respond back,” said Hernandez, noting that senior Andrew Christie responded in a big way in the nightcap, hitting a grand slam homer in the bottom of the sixth, drawing the cheers of his father, Governor Chris Christie, who was on hand at Clarke Field. “We don’t let it affect us and keep going back to our fundamentals and what we do best. The pitching was phenomenal again and that has been carrying us all year.” Princeton head coach Scott Bradley likes the production he is getting in the middle of the order from Hernandez and Zach Belski, who had their RBIs in the twinbill on Sunday. “It is great; we expect it,” said Bradley. “You are talking about two guys that have been in the middle of our lineup for the better part of three years and they have shown flashes of being really good. Now they are starting to put things together.”


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The Princeton bats warmed up collectively over the last week. “I think winning the Seton Hall midweek game (7-4 on March 30) against a good team helped get us going,” noted Bradley. “We have pitched and played great defense all year but we haven’t swung the bats at all. We started to swing the bats a little bit, which is a good thing that gets confidence going. Danny Baer had a big home run against Seton Hall to get us in the game. It carries over, big hits are contagious. We got DRAMA KINGS: Princeton University baseball players cela couple of big hits yesterday ebrate after they edged Dartmouth 2-1 in the opening game and it led to today, where we of a doubleheader on a walk-off double by senior Billy Arendt just swung the bats and had last Saturday in its Ivy League opener. The Tigers won the nightcap 9-8 on a walk-off single by Joseph Flynn in the 10th some things going.” Bradley has been getting inning, overcoming an 8-6 deficit. On Sunday, Princeton kept a lot of good things from his rolling, sweeping Harvard, 4-1 and 14-5, as junior outfielder starting rotation of Chad Pow- Nick Hernandez had six RBIs on the day. The Tigers, now 11ers, Luke Strieber, Cameron 10 overall and 4-0 Ivy, will look to extend their five-game Mingo, and Keelan Smithers. winning streak when they host Monmouth on April 6 and then “Our pitching is terrific, we resume Ivy play with doubleheaders at Yale on April 9 and at (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski) tell people all the time when Brown on April 10. we go into a weekend, there is really no difference in who goes out there,” reinforcements to shake things up has made a big difference for the Tigers. said Bradley. “We have bodies this year, we brought in “We don’t have a one, two, three, four; we a good freshman class, and the competition have four starting pitchers. It is not like a lot of teams look that say we need to win the first got going,” said Bradley. “We can run a lot of different guys out day. Keelan Smithers can throw a dominant game just as easily as Luke Strieber can, so there and the guys know that if I don’t play the balance of our starting rotation can make well, there is somebody right behind me so I think that really helps. Last year, guys knew us dangerous.” Getting some timely hitting to go with the that they were going to play whether they superb pitching, Bradley feels the Tigers played well or not. This year, that is not the could enjoy some big weekends over the next case.” In Hernandez’s view, the Tigers are primed month or so. “Just winning games is great, we always to keep playing well the rest of the spring. “This year everyone is playing for the team say we like to shake hands,” said Bradley. at a whole new level, everyone is just selling “We won so few games last year, we lost a out for the team and forgetting about their number of close ball games. It was just one numbers,” said Hernandez. “Guys are just of those years with injuries, nothing went trying to do everything they can to help the right. We were so banged up; we were so team win, it has carried around the whole thin, so hurt.” team.” Being healthy and getting some freshman —Bill Alden


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Building on Last Year’s Success, Henley Experience, PU Men’s Heavyweights on the Road to Big Season Ending last season by competing overseas at the Royal Henley Regatta in England in July gave the Princeton Universit y men’s heav yweight rowers a head start on the 2016 campaign. “I think any time you get the chance to take more strokes with the guys in the season, the better,” said Princeton head coach Greg Hughes. “That was a good foundation for the group that we have this year; 21 of the 27 people that we took over there are back this year so it definitely was a boost.” The returning rowers also got a boost from taking third at both the Eastern Sprints and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championship regatta. “The guys came way from the IRA really excited about being able to compete at that level at the national championship,” said Hughes. “It has been a big goal that we have had; those types of goals take time. When we are working in the trenches for that long it is good to see, hey the work that we are doing is actually having a positive effect. I think a ton of credit goes to the kids for pursuing that goal long term and sticking with it; that is hard. Hughe s cre d it s s en ior captain Mar t in B arakso with setting a positive tone around the team. “Martin is definitely the kind of leader that leads by example; he is the kind of guy who holds himself to a very, very high standard and has high expectations for himself and for his personal performances,” said Hughes of Barakso, a native of Nanaimo, British Columbia who rowed for Canada at the World Championships last summer. “In a sport like ours, that is an important trait because you are in a boat with eight other people and there is not any concrete metric sitting there that is identifying one person’s effort over another person’s effort. It all just comes together in boat speed. He never looks beyond himself and I think that is actually good. He holds himself to that standard and looks for the places where he needs to improve and

tries to make that benefit the boat. I think he is a really great role model that way.” The Tigers put in a good e f fo r t o n o p e n i n g d a y against Georgetown as they swept three races in the March 26 regatta held on Lake Carnegie with the first varsity leading the way as it posted a 21-second victory, with a time of 6:05.0 on the 2,000-meter course with the Hoya top boat coming in at 6:26.0. “It was a good start for us; that race is more than just a race because we stay out there and do some more scrimmage-style pieces,” said Hughes. “It is a really good opportunity for us to go and start to figure some things out with combinations and in combination. It was really useful. The water was really nice for the afternoon sessions. We were able to go out and do some really good work and figure some stuff out. All the boats came away from that event having made some good improvement. It was something that we really needed to do, especially knowing that we are going on the road; to be able to get that and shake off the cobwebs a little bit and get things going before we started having to travel every weekend.” Last Saturday, the Tigers traveled to Navy for the first of four straight weekend regattas on the road. Continuing its strong start, Princeton won four of five races with only the fifth varsity 8 not prevailing. “All boats made some nice improvements and were more consistent in their racing which I thought was really great to see,” said Hughes. “Also they handled the environment really well. It is a place that can be a little bit challenging with the water. We did see a little bit of that, the wind came up a little bit. It is a pretty open and exposed place and that is a new environment for this year’s team to go and race.” In retaining the Nav yPrinceton Rowing Cup, the first varsity looked impressive as it won by more than nine seconds, clocking a

time of 5:28.6 with the Midshipmen finishing at 5:37.7 over the 2,000-meter course on the Severn River in Annapolis, Md. “I thought it was a really solid piece for them and, most importantly, they handled the conditions well enough to stay consistent through the race and I think that is what I came away with as the biggest plus,” added Hughes, whose top boat is ranked fourth nationally. “Down the course, they kept their quality and were able to keep doing good work. I thought that was really positive. There were a couple of things that we know we need to go back and work on this week.” The Tigers will try to produce another high quality performance this weekend as they face Columbia and Penn in Teaneck. N.J. on April 9 in the race for the venerable Childs Cup. “It is bigger than just the boats we have got in it; it is the oldest cup race in collegiate sports,” said Hughes. “There is a lot of tradition and history there. It is a race where you always see the absolute best of all the teams that are in it. We will be ready, I expect it to be a big one.” In Hughes’ view, competing in four straight regattas away from home should hone his rowers’ focus. “I like going on the road; I think one of the things that is great about it is that once you leave campus we are in a pretty comfortable environment and you have your hotel room to yourself, meals are all organized and you can focus on the task at hand,” said Hughes. “It is a life lesson for them to be able to cut through the noise and really focus in on what is most important; having control over the things you can have control over and not worrying about the things that you don’t have control over. It all plays into how you race. In races, sure you have a plan and you have an idea of your opponent but in the heat of the race, you don’t know how that is actually going to play out. You are going to have to be ready to step up at points that are maybe new and different and react to things that you weren’t expecting. Going on the road is a great tool for developing that skill.” —Bill Alden

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READY FOR BATTLE: The Princeton University men’s heavyweight first varsity 8 shows its form. Last Saturday, the top boat defeated Navy by more than nine seconds to retain the Navy-Princeton Rowing Cup. The 4th-ranked Tigers clocked a time of 5:28.6 over the 2,000-meter course on the Severn River in Annapolis, Md. with the No. 10 Midshipmen coming in at 5:37.7. Princeton will face Columbia and Penn in Teaneck. N.J. on April 9 in the race for the Childs Cup. (Photo by Beverly Schaefer, Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)

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Quinn Prchal and Alex Dombrowski led the way as the Princeton University men’s golf squad placed 13th in the team standings last weekend at the Thunderbird Invitational hosted by Arizona State University. Juniors Prchal and Dombrowski finished at +5 for the three-round event, tying for 33rd individually at the 13-school competition. Princeton finished with a team score of +43. The Tigers are next in action when they host their Princeton Invitational at the Springdale Golf Club from April 9-10. ———

PU Men’s Volleyball Falls to St. Francis

Putting up a fight on the program’s annual Senior Night, the Princeton University men’s volleyball team fell 3-2 to No. 15 St. Francis. The Tigers dug a 2-0 hole but rallied to take the match to the distance but it wasn’t enough as St. Francis prevailed 25-22, 25-22, 18-25, 24-26, 15-11. The senior duo of Devin Stearns and Zach Shaw,

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Competing at four meets ac r o s s t h e c o u nt y, t h e Princeton University track teams produced some stellar performances. At the Stanford Invitational, senior Emily de La Bruyere won section 3 of the women’s 5,000 last Friday in a time of 16:04.19. A day later, senior Cecilia Barowski ran 2: 02.62 to win the 800 and achieve the USA Olympic trials qualifying standard. The time is a Princeton and an Ivy League record, as no runner has ever run under 2:03 in Ivy League history. She led the race start to finish and bested 54 other competitors at the Invitational. As for the Tiger men, senior Michael Sublette ran a PR in the 10,000 posting a 29:37.90, shaving 25.37 off his previous best time. He finished 30th overall. Senior Eddie Owens competed in his first

steeplechase of the 2016 season and clocked 9:00.67 to take sixth. In the Muhlenberg Invitational in Allentown, Pa., Tiger women’s sophomore star Kennedy O’Dell took second in the shot put and third in the discus while junior Ariel Becker placed third in the javelin. On the men’s side, junior Brent Alberton won the 100 and then took third in the 200 while freshman Cole Bransford placed first in the 400. Sophomore Spencer Long and junior Greg L eeper went 1-2 in the 400 hurdles Senior Bryan Oslin won the long jump while Sophomore Gabe Arcaro won the hammer throw. At the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, men’s senior standout Adam Bragg finished fourth in the pole vault and reset the Princeton program record at 5.50 (180.50). In the Pepsi Florida Relays in Jacksonville, Fla., sophomore August Kiles was the runner-up in the pole vault a nd s ophomore Mitchel Charles was fourth in the shot put. Junior Ray Mennin posted a PR of 47.03 to take 10th in the 400. The Princeton track program hosts its annual Sam Howell Invitational from April 8-9 at Weaver Stadium. ———

The game was originally scheduled as Friday’s second game but was moved to Sunday after the Big Green defeated Princeton 12-9 in 10 innings. In action on Saturday, the Tigers split a doubleheader with Harvard, winning the opener 2-0 before falling 1-0 in the nightcap. Princeton, now 7-20 overall and 1-3 Ivy, plays doubleheaders at Yale on April 9 and at Brown on April 10. ———

Princeton Men’s Tennis Starts 2-0 in Ivy Play

Get ting its Iv y League campaign off to a good start, the Princeton Universit y men’s tennis team defeated Brown 4-1 on Saturday and then topped Yale 4-1 a day later. “It’s great to start off conference play with two wins,” said Princeton head coach Billy Pate, as quoted on the Princeton sports website in reflecting on the weekend sweep. “Sim ilar to yes terday,

Princeton Softball Starts Ivy Play at 1-3

Ending the first weekend of Ivy League action with a tough loss, the Princeton University softball team fell 5-4 to Dartmouth last Sunday. Falling behind 5-1, the Tigers got a two-run home run by Keeley Walsh in the sixth inning and a solo shot from Kylee Pierce in the seventh but couldn’t plate any more. TOP LEAVELL: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Amanda Leavell battles for the ball in recent action. Last Sunday, junior defender Leavell scooped up three ground balls to help the Tigers edge Delaware 7-6. Princeton, now 7-2 overall and ranked No. 11 nationally, hosts Yale on April 9. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

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women’s open crew top varsity 8 defeated visiting Columbia last Saturday. The 10th-ranked Tigers posted time of 6:29.5 over the 2,000-meter course on Lake Carnegie with the Lions coming in at 6:56.0. Princeton hosts Cornell and Harvard on April 9 in Tiger Men’s Lightweights the race for the Class of 1975 Cup. Edged By Columbia ——— In a clash between two of the top-ranked crews in the Tiger Women’s Tennis nation, the second-ranked Posts Weekend Split Princeton first varsity 8 fell Rebounding from a 4-3 to No. 3 Columbia last Sat- loss to Brown on Friday, urday in Teaneck, N.J. the Princeton Universit y The Lions covered the women’s tennis team de2,0 0 0 - m e te r c ou r s e on feated Dartmouth 5-2 on Overpeck Lake in 5:50.1 Saturday. with Princeton coming in at In the win over the Big 5:56.1. Green, Princeton got wins Princeton hosts Dartmouth at the top four singles spots and Delaware on April 9. as Amanda Muliawan (No. 1), Katrine Steffensen (No. ——— 2), Sivan Krems (No. 3) and Tiger Open Rowers Caroline Joyce (No. 4) postDefeat Columbia Bouncing back from a ed straight-set victories. Princeton, now 10-8 overthird-place finish behind Brown and Ohio State in all and 2-1 Ivy, hosts Dartits opening race on March mouth on April 9 and Har26, the Princeton University vard on April 10.

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PU Women’s Lightweights 3rd in San Diego Event

Competing against some elite crews, the Princeton University women’s lightweight first varsity 8 took third at the San Diego Crew Classic last Sunday. Reigning IR A national champion and top-ranked Stanford took first w ith a time of 7:16.80, while second-ranked Boston University finished second in 7:28.92. Princeton was next in 7:41.32. The Tigers are next in action when they compete in the Knecht Cup at Mercer Lake in West Windsor on April 10. ———

however, we can improve by playing with a heightened sense of urgency and demonstrate continuous engagement during the match.” P r i n c e t o n , n o w 14 - 6 overall and 2-0 Ivy, plays at Dartmouth on April 9 and at Harvard on April 10. ———

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playing in their final home match, combined for 25 kills and 18 digs in the match. All four seniors started in the match; libero Michael Bagnell had a match-high 12 digs, while middle Alex Schindele-Murayama added two kills and two digs. Princeton, now 3-16 overall and 3-8 EIVA, plays at George Mason on April 9. ———


With Lopez-Ona Assuming Playmaking Role, PHS Boys’ Lax Off to 3-0 Start Under Casto As Johnny Lopez-Ona and his Princeton High boys’ lacrosse teammates hit the field last Wednesday for their season opener against nemesis Allentown, they were feeling positive about their prospects. “We had a really good preseason,” said junior attackman Lopez- Ona. “Coach [Chip] Casto was very confident that our March practices had gotten us ready for the first game. We were ready to go out there, there weren’t any holes.” The Little Tigers didn’t waste any time showing they were ready to roll, jumping out to an early 3-0 lead and stretching the advantage to 7-0 by halftime as they cruised to a 14-4 victory. From the opening face-off, the PHS attack was in synch, something Lopez-Ona attributed to familiarity. “We returned everyone besides one or two guys, it continued from last year and we put in a slightly different offense that has allowed us to start clicking,” said Lopez-Ona.

After having lost to Allentown on last year’s season opener, PHS was fired up to turn the tables on the Redbirds. “Your first game against a rival is going to set you up for a good season,” said Lopez-Ona. “They did the same to us last year, it was a big loss for us so it is great to come out here and rebound from that.” Lopez-Ona has developed a great connection w ith classmate Eamonn McDonald. who scored five goals in the opener. “Eamonn and I are on the same summer team and that also continues into the fall,” said Lopez-Ona, who plays for the Team Turnpike club program with McDonald. “We play all year long, our playing styles really complement each other. I find him on some cuts, he will find me on cuts. Working together the whole year lets you get a chemistry together.” With two years of high school lacrosse under his belt, Lopez-Ona is getting a

the chance to play a bigger role in triggering the PHS offense. “It has definitely changed through the three years,” said Lopez-Ona, who tallied two goals and four assists to help PHS defeat WW/P-S 13-5 last Monday as it improved to 3-0. “On offense, I might be running some of it. Rory [ Helstrom] might be running some of it or Eamonn. Everyone is part of it. It is a very heavy junior team with a lot of leaders.” With Casto going from offensive coordinator to head coach and New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Famer Peter Stanton moving to assistant coach from the top spot, there haven’t been any drastic changes in the program’s approach. “Practice is somewhat different but coach Casto has always been a big part of the team and coach Stanton is still a very big part of the team,” said LopezOna. “You get different flavors from different coaches overall but the style hasn’t changed that much.”

Head coach Casto, for his part, was thrilled to see PHS cruise to victory in his debut at the helm. “My mentor Chris Johnson, who I coached under at Montclair High and won state championships with, is here today so that made me feel real good,” said a smiling Casto. “The team has taken care of me. The coaches have taken care of me. T hey have all gotten me pumped up. My family has taken care of me, they are my biggest fans.” Casto was pumped up by his attack’s cohesive play. “I was surprised at how we clicked early on, we were swinging the ball and finishing the shots,” said Casto. “We made some typical high school mistakes which you want. I want them to have stuff to work on.” Junior midfielder Oliver Hamit got things off to a flying start as he took the opening face-off and raced down the field and fired the ball into the back of the net to set the tone. “Oliver is on the under-19 Australian team, he made that and I think his confidence is through the roof,” said Casto.

“For him to start the season like that for us was great, he scored the first goal of my tenure as a head coach so he gets a big lunch. He had the first face-off, the first ground ball. He comes focused, he is ready to play everyday in practice. He is a good kid.” Casto is confident in the play he is getting from Lopez-Ona and McDonald on attack. “They have been playing together for years,” said Casto. “They play together in the summer and they talk a lot during practice. They are good shooters and good players.” With PHS not giving up a goal until the second half against Allentown, the defense proved it can be very good. “We have two junior goalies, Sawyer Peck and Leo Godefroy, we are splitting them and they are each playing tenacious in practice every day,” said Casto, whose team plays at Notre Dame on April 8 and hosts the Lawrenceville School on April 11. “That is the start of it, the backbone. We have Tooker Callaway who was named captain because we saw his leadership. He is talking, he is motivating guys so we are getting the slides that we need. It was good.” While things are being

tweaked a bit with the new leadership at the top of the PHS program, the influence of longtime head coach Stanton remains a motivating force. “There are no scheme changes but we are all trying to bring new drills to practice,” said Casto. “We are trying to be fresh with our drills but hammering home the same basic stuff that Peter has hammered home for 20 years. He is as loud and boisterous as ever.” Casto believes the Little Tigers can make some noise this spring. “We will know in a month, come May 1st when you got to be clicking,” said Casto, whose team plays at Notre Dame on April 8 and hosts the Lawrenceville School on April 11. “We will see then, that is our goal. We are working on what we have to work on every day. The daily stuff is what is key. It is fun.” Lopez-Ona, for his part, likes the way PHS is clicking on and off the field. “We have a really great chemistry,” said Lopez-Ona. “The practices are fun. We are having fun out there in the games. There is no pressure. It is our culture that is letting us do that. We have a lot of juniors and a lot of upperclassmen who are really good friends.” —Bill Alden

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As a four-year starting guard for the Princeton High girls’ basketball team, Julia Ryan got plenty of experience running an offense. T his spr ing, as senior Ryan has moved to tack from midfield for the PHS girls’ lacrosse team, that background is coming in handy. “I am playing behind the goal so I make the feeds go out and make sure everyone is set in the offense,” said Ryan. “I like to say that I can control the offense a little bit, which is great.” In the season opener at Hun last Thursday, Ryan was in control of the PHS attack, tallying a goal and eight assists as the Little Tigers pulled away to a 19-8 triumph. “Once we realized that we could really compete with this team, we stepped up,” said Ryan. “People calmed down and made the best pass that they could and that is when it all started to click.” Things really clicked for PHS in the second half as they outscored the Raiders 11-3. “They were sending some doubles onto the feeder, when the people in the stack

would realize that the double was coming, they would cut at the exact right time,” explained Ryan, who is headed to Temple University where she will be playing for its women’s lax program. “The timing of cuts and good feeds were really what allowed us to pull away.” Classmate and Cornellbound Lis was on the receiving end of many of Ryan’s feed as she scored eight goals. “I hit Taylor a bunch of times, we have been playing together since 8th grade so I think that is a connection,” added Ryan, who tallied a bunch of points as PHS defeated WW/P-N 19-5 last Saturday, chipping in four goals and four assists in the win. “We have been working a lot in practice on feeding and proper timing of cuts so I think that all came together really well today.” The PHS defensive unit also came together as it stifled the Raiders. “The defense was great today, Gabby Deitch and Serena Bolitho had some awesome clears today coming out,” said Ryan. “Mary Rose Young did a great job in goalie, she made a save between her legs. We

had some great one-on-one defense down there and they really stopped some of Hun’s sets.” PHS head coach David Schlesinger believes Ryan will make a great impact in her new spot in the field. The change of position I think is going to be fantastic for her, she is just a natural attacker,” asserted Schlesinger. “She has great speed and elusive moves. She has great stick skills. She has a good head on her shoulders so she makes good decisions. She knows plays not to make. It really helps our offense click to have a player like that.

We have enough talented players so when they try to take her out of the play with pressure, we have other girls who can really step up.” Schlesinger pointed to PHS’s dominance on draw controls as a key factor in the win over Hun. “We noticed that we had a height advantage on the circle so at our timeout in the first half, that is when we drew the girls’ attention to that and we were able to take advantage of that,” recalled Schlesinger. “They only had one tall girl typically at center or on the circle so we were able to direct the draws, that was the game, especially in the second half. We dominated the draw control.” In assessing how his team took control of the contest,

Schlesinger was proud of how his players shared the ball. “The unselfishness of the team, we had a lot of assisted goals and that was pret t y impressive,” said Schlesinger. “We have had a lot of practice time so when they went to their backer zone, we had practiced against a backer. When they were into man to man, we know what plays we run that work very well against man to man. It is really just recognition and the girls did a great job of recognizing the defenses that they ran and adjusting.” The impressive performance was crucial for a PHS squad that features a number of new faces. “ We ar e s t ar t i n g t wo freshmen, we are playing a

third quite a bit and we have a couple of untested sophomores that are starting,” said Schlesinger, whose team hosts Princeton Day School on April 7, plays at Lenape on April 9, and at Robbinsville on April 11. “We may not have looked young but we are a very young and inexperienced team.” Ryan, for her part, bel i e ve s t h at p as s i ng t h e season-opening test with aplomb boosted the team’s self-belief. “It is a great confidence builder with the 10-goal win, we had some girls that came up big,” said Ryan. “Margaret Jacobs, had three goals which is big for her. Mariana Lopez-Ona came out big. It was a really good game for everyone.” —Bill Alden

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Boasting a Core of Talented Young Stars, PDS Girls’ Lax Hoping for Title Encore Last spring, youth was ser ved for the Princeton Day School girls’ lacrosse team as a squad laden with freshmen and sophomores caught fire down the stretch and rolled to the state Prep B title. As longtime PDS head coach Jill Thomas looks ahead to the 2016 season, she believes the team is primed to build on last year’s late surge. “They worked all winter together,” said T homas, who guided the Panthers to a 10-5 record last season which culminated with an 18-11 win over Pennington in the Prep B title tilt. “We feel like we have the best preseason we have had in a couple of years in terms of being able to get outside.”

With a stockpile of young talent on offense, PDS figures to have one of the best attack units in the area this spring. “We have a lot of power coming back in Hannah Bunce, Morgan Mills, Kate Bennett, Madison Mundenar, Kyra Hall, and Bridget Kane,” said Thomas, whose team defeated Stuart Country Day 21-10 in improving to 1-2 as Mills tallied five goals and five assists with Mundenar chipping in five goals and two assists, Hall adding four goals and an assist, Kane notching three goals and an assist, and Bunce contributing three goals. “You have got the whole attack coming back and you add to that, we have got some exciting new freshmen coming in to attack and defense.”

MORE EFFECTIVE: Princeton Day School girls’ lacrosse player Morgan Mills, left, controls the ball in a 2015 game. Last Monday, junior star Mills tallied five goals and five assists to help PDS defeat Stuart Country Day 21-10. The Panthers, now 1-2, host Shipley School (Pa.) on April 6 before playing at Princeton High on April 7 and at the Hun School on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

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It is exciting for Thomas to coach her young stars on a daily basis. “They are just fun to work with,” added Thomas. “They can play, they are unselfish, and they complement each other well. It is just fun because they are creative.” On defense, PDS will be depending on senior co-captains Rowan Schomburg and Tess Gecha to complement each other. “We have two great leaders in Rowan and Tess, they anchor the defense,” said Thomas. “Emma Dries will step in some. We have three freshmen, Val Radvany, Gwen Allen, and Maddy Birch, who are good.” In goal, the Panthers will be rely ing on f resh man MacKenzie ElKadi to come through. “MacKenzie ElKadi played middle school and for the Princeton Lacrosse Club and has been working hard with Katie Flynn, who is our goalie coach, so she has experience,” said Thomas. In Thomas’ view, her squad is poised to experience a lot of success this spring. “We have high hopes,” said Thomas, whose team hosts Shipley School (Pa.) on April 6 before playing at Princeton High on April 7 and at the Hun School on April 11. “We have to stay healthy; we don’t have a big roster but we are solid. We have to keep trying new things and taking risks and not settle for just average. I think if they continue to just work hard, the game is going to come to them and they are going to take their game to another level.” —Bill Alden

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Featuring Battle-Tested Group of Seniors, PDS Boys’ Lax Aims to Peak at Right Time Rich D’Andrea has developed a special bond with this year’s group of seniors on the Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse team. “I think in my first year here, these guys were in the 8th grade,” said D’Andrea of the senior group which features Connor Fletcher, Jonah Tuckman, Amir Melvin, James Fragale, Joey Levine, Chris Chai, Noam Yakoby, and Aiden Jones “It has been neat to see the arc of their careers. They are a great group of kids. We have four kids going on to play college lacrosse next year (Fletcher at Cornell, Tuckman at Vassar, Melvin at Goucher, Fragale at RPI). They are giving us great leadership, something that we can see making its way through to the underclassmen.” With PDS hosting powerhouses Germantown Academy (Pa.) on April 5, Lawrenceville on April 7, and Hun on April 11, that senior leadership will come in handy. “We lead in with three of the toughest teams,” said D’A ndre a, whos e s quad started the season with a 19-6 win over Pennington last Monday. “It is a great measuring stick for us. They are local programs, these guys have buddies at all of these schools. We have been waiting to get these guys on the schedule and it is a great opportunity.” PDS boasts a great tandem in midfield with senior stars and four-year starters Fletcher and Jonah Tuckman. “Connor is just a presence; he dodges, he shoots the ball well,” said D’Andrea. “He is just one of those kids when you saw him as a freshman in high school you knew that he had the frame for it and he has just worked to put the pieces together. I have been around the sport for a pretty long time and Connor is one of the most talented kids I have ever come across. Jonah is a kid that through the years here has done everything for us, he has faced off, he has played man up, man down, and he has been a two-way middie. He scored a ton of goals last year and had a bunch of assists. Between him and Connor running mid right now, that is a pretty powerful 1-2 punch.” D’Andrea likes the depth he has in the midfield with juniors Will Brossman and Nick Day along with promising sophomores Jack Konopka and Justin Herrup. “Will Brossman had 25 goals, 23 assists last year, he is a really talented kid, really balanced kid,” said D’Andrea. “ H av i n g h i m r u n n i n g in tandem with those two other guys. I think Will is on par to have a breakout year. Nick Day is a kid who faced off a bunch for us last year and he will be running some offensive middie for us as well. He has done a nice job in preseason. We

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have two younger kids, Jack Konopka and Justin Herrup, that have both worked hard in the offseason. They are growing into their bodies right now.” The pair of Levine and sophomore Elon Tuckman could grow into a force on attack. “Joey is a guy who has really developed; he has been a kid who has always done what is best for the program,” said D’Andrea, who will also be using juniors Ty Birch and Peter Shannon along with freshman Coby Auslander on attack. “Last year he ran middie and attack for us and this year he and Elon Tuckman are really handling that attack pretty well. They are pretty balanced between the two of them. Elon broke the single season points record for a freshman last year, he had 26 goals and 14 assists. We are looking for him to continue to produce and be balanced. He will be a guy we go to pretty frequently this year.” On defense, the Panthers feature a nice balance of experience and talent with seniors Melvin and Fragale together with juniors Jack Amaral and Coby Gibson, sophomore Brooks Johnson, and freshman Sam Bernardi. “Melvin and Fragale have both been 4-year varsity guys for us; we have more depth defensively than any other year I have been here,” said D’Andrea. “Jack Amaral played middie for us last year and switched to playing close defense. He is a big, physical kid, communicates well. He has got a great stick and can push it in transition. We have Brooks Johnson who is a longstick middie, he is a real tall lean kid and has one of the best sticks on the team. Coby Gibson is a returning guy, he had

some great ground balls for us. He is one of those kids that you can’t move around, he is very strong. Sam Bernardi is a freshman and is a talented kid. He is physical and scrappy; he is working on his stick right now. He is going to one of those kids who is going to go on and do some special things for us in the long term.” PDS will using freshman Connor Green and senior Chai, a converted midfielder, in goal. “Connor is a big kid, a lefty who fills up the cage really well,” said D’Andrea, a star goalie at Peddie and Georgetown in his playing days. “He has phenomenal hands and he outlets well. He is going to be a very talented goalie. He has been around the game for a pretty long time and we have compete confidence in the kid. Chris has a natural ability for the position; he really understand where he is supposed to be positionally. He understands the technical aspects of it. Seniors have a poise and a calmness and I think that Chris definitely brings that to the defense. Those guys have been working really really hard together and I would imagine that both of those guys will see time this year as we go here.” D’A ndre a b el ieve s h is squad has what it takes to go far this spring. “These guys are one of the hardest working teams that I have been around,” asserted D’Andrea. “They push each other, they have built something special here and they understand that. I think staying humble, staying grounded, and understanding the task at hand, those are all going to be the keys to this thing. We are approaching this thing one game at a time here. Our job is to go learn, adjust, and peak at the right time down the stretch.” —Bill Alden

ON POINT: Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse player Elon Tuckman looks for an opening in a game last season. On Monday, sophomore attackman Tuckman tallied three goals and four assists as PDS defeated Pennington 19-6 in its season opener. The Panthers host Lawrenceville on April 7 and Hun on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Griffin Moroney has gotten off to a hot start this spring as he has joined the attack unit of Hun School boys’ lacrosse team. The 6’0, 190-pound senior, who played on the second midfield last spring, scored two goals in Hun’s 14-8 win over Georgetown Prep (Md.) in its season opener and then added three goals and an assist last Saturday as the Raiders rolled to a 17-6 win over the Blair Academy. In reflecting on his scoring prowess, Moroney credited his linemates, senior Owen Black and post- graduate Luke Prybylski. “Luke, Owen, and I have played together for a couple of summers and Owen has been here for the last few years,” said Moroney, noting that the trio has competed for the Tri-State Lacrosse club program. “ We h ave s om e g o o d chemistry going. I am the inside guy, they do most of the work. They pass me the ball and I have the easy job of just throwing it in the net. It is easy for me.” In the game against Blair, the Raiders got off to a very good start, jumping out to an 8-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. “It was good for the upperclassmen to get the game going, take control, get up by a few goals so we could get

the younger guys in,” said Moroney. “We have been working well all spring and it is nice to see it pay off.” Star ting off the spring with the big win over perennial power Georgetown Prep (Md.) on March 22 gave the Raiders an early boost. “It was big for us to get out here against another opponent besides ourselves in practice,” said Moroney, who is headed to Salisbury University where he will be playing for the school’s men’s lacrosse team. “They were a well respected opponent and we took care of business.” Coming off a 19-1 campaign in 2015 which saw Hun win its first state Prep A title since 1998 and climb into the top 5 in the national rankings has served as motivation for Moroney and his teammates this spring. “I think there is more pressure from the outside people; we know it is a new year, it is a new team,” said Moroney. “There are a lot of different faces so we have to work just as hard, if not more than last year, to exceed what we did.” Hu n he ad coach M.V. Whitlow was happy to give some new faces and hardworking reserves the chance to see the field in the Blair win.

IN FORM: Hun School boys’ lacrosse player Griffin Moroney sends the ball up the field last Saturday in Hun’s 17-6 win over visiting Blair. Senior attackman Moroney tallied three goals and an assist in the contest as the Raiders improved to 2-0. In upcoming action, Hun plays at Don Bosco on April 7, at Lawrenceville School on April 9, and at Princeton Day School on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

“It was an opportunity to get better,” said Whitlow. “Blair hustled real hard and Blair is well coached. It gave us an opportunity to test our depth a little bit. I think our depth showed that they could play. The thing about this team that is great is that a lot of the guys are program guys that have been with us; freshmen are sophomores now and sophomores are juniors.” Whitlow likes the way Moroney is playing in his new position. “Griff has stepped up, he had a great hockey season and he is a very committed student athlete,” said Whitlow. “He started for us last year in the second midfield and now he has moved down to attack. He gives us nice work on attack, he gives us maturity, and he is a competitor. He works hard and he is definitely a team-first guy.” Hun got some good work on defense as its starters stifled the Buccaneers. “I was really happy with the shortstick defensive middie play of Chris Renna, that is a position that is unheralded and goes unnoticed,” said Whitlow. “He really solidifies our defensive midfield with some of the things that he does. Our longsticks in the midfield are developing, Jake Keller is a sophomore and he makes some plays. Chris Fake and Kyle Horihan are defensive stalwarts with Jon Levine in the net. They are back there communicating; it really creates a solid foundation.” In Whitlow’s the program’s success last spring has laid a foundation for this year’s group. “Last season comes up a lot, we don’t hide from it,” said Whitlow, whose team is ranked No. 3 in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse National Power Rankings. “We address it all the time. We have to measure our success by our own standards. We won’t let anybody else do that to us. If anything, what last season did was made us aware of who we are. We are not going to shy away from challenges. We know that we are humble and hungry and we are going to work hard.” With some hard games coming up, Whitlow is looking for his players to home in on making progress daily. “The focus now turns into every day, you are only as good as your last practice, your last game,” said Whitlow, whose squad plays at Don Bosco on April 7, at Lawrenceville School on April 9, and at Princeton Day School on April 11. “We are game to game to game now. We are really into the season now, we are focused on the moment.” In Moroney’s view, the players are on board with Whitlow’s approach. “We just need to keep playing as a team,” said Moroney. “One of our mottos is that ‘one is none.’ We won today but there are going to be some other more challenging games coming up and we need to focus on getting better every day.” —Bill Alden







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Senior Moroney Thriving in Move to Attack As Hun Boys’ Lacrosse Produces 2-0 Start


Hun Girls’ Lax Falls to PHS in Opener, But Produces Moments of Brilliance

Liz Cook conceded that her Hun School girls’ lacrosse team suffered from some opening day jitters as it hosted Princeton High last Thursday to start the 2016 campaign. “I think we came in a little nervous, we were a little tight out there,” said Hun head coach Cook, whose team trailed 8-5 at half but never got closer as PHS

pulled away to a 19-8 victory. “We were not as relaxed as we should be; we play so relaxed in practice. We are so great together in practice and then we got out there and we were a little tight. We will loosen up.” C o ok g ot s om e g r e at play from sophomore n e wcom er Br id g e t C ar rezola, who tallied f ive

CARRYING ON: Hun School girls’ lacrosse player Bridget Carrezola hustles up the field last Thursday as Hun hosted Princeton High in its season opener. Sophomore transfer Carrezola had a big game in her Hun debut, scoring five goals but it wasn’t enough as the Raiders fell 19-8 to the Little Tigers. On Monday, Carrezola chipped in three goals as Hun defeated Lawrence 17-2 to move to 1-1. In upcoming action, the Raiders play at the Lawrenceville School on April 6 and host Princeton Day School on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

goals in her Hun debut. “Bridget gives us a spark; she goes to goal when she feels like she needs to,” said Cook. “She can put the ball in the net for us and she did that today. She gives it 120 percent, she is awesome.” On defense, junior goalie Maddie McNulty and sophomore defender Kendall Dandridge provided a spark for the Raiders. “That score doesn’t reflect how McNulty played, she had some beautiful saves and kept us in there,” said Cook. “I had a new player, Kendall Dandridge, back there on defense and she was in the right place. It is the soccer footwork and she is going to get the hard hat today for the tough play.” After getting beaten on draws and ground balls by PHS, Hun will need to show more toughness collectively. “On the 50/50 balls, there were so many balls that went to the 30 and I said to my girls there is this big scuffle and PHS always came out with the ball, that is something we definitely need to work on,” said Cook, who got some good work from her team on Monday as Hun rolled to a 17-2 win over Lawrence High as junior Shannon Dudeck scored four goals with senior Allie Callaway and Carrezola adding three apiece. “We need to work on being a little tougher. We are nice kids, we are going to work on being a little tougher.” I n C o o k ’s v i e w, H u n had enough nice moments against PHS to feel good about itself going forward. “There were total moments of brilliance, we had some beautiful transitions,” said Cook, whose team plays at the Lawrenceville School on April 6 and hosts Princeton Day School on April 11. “I think we had tons of communication out there. PHS was just too much for us today but we will get it.” —Bill Alden


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FASSL FUEL: Hun School softball player Julie Fassl follows through on a swing in a game. Junior catcher Fassl figures to fuel Hun again this spring with her production at the plate and fine play in the field. After having their April 2 opener at the Blair Academy cancelled, the Raiders are hoping to get their 2016 season underway this week as they are slated to play at the Peddie School on April 5 and at the Lawrenceville School on April 8. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

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bad,” said long time Hun head coach Kathy Quirk, who guided her team to a 9-9 record and the state Prep A semifinals last season. “The kids are working hard, t he mentalit y has changed since we came home. I am look ing for some big things. I think it is a great group of kids. I think they are finally starting to come together.” Hun will feature a group effort in its pitching staff as sophomore Julia Revock, senior Kacey Abitz, and senior Alexis Goeke all figure to get time in the circle. “I have decided this year that we are going to split time with our pitchers,” said Quirk, whose team had its April 2 opener at the Blair Ac ademy c a ncelle d a nd hopes to get the 2016 season underway this week as it is slated to play at the Peddie School on April 5 and at the Lawrenceville School on April 8. “I have never done this before. My pitchers have always thrown and thrown but I am not sure that is the best thing for them. No pitcher is going to go a full game unless they are having the game of their life.” Quirk is looking at Revock and Abitz as starters with Goeke as a relief specialist. “They both have their own style and they both work hard,” added Quirk of Revock and Abitz. “They just have to believe in themselves and believe that they have the back up behind them. If I could get one or two innings out of Alexis, that is what I would like. It is going to depend on the game.” Hun will be looking to junior star catcher Julia Fassl to be a catalyst in the batting order. “Fassl is probably going to be our leadoff hitter; she is a great kid, a great athlete, and works hard every day,” said Quirk. “Abitz will probably bat second. I am still playing around with Revock, Goeke, and Megan Donahue in the middle of the order. Goeke did show power last year, we are waiting for her to explode. Sierra Hessinger has always been a designated player for us. She is working hard, she came back ready to play.” On defense, Quirk will have Fassl at catcher, freshman Donahue and senior Hessinger at first, sophomore Keelan Ryan and freshman Nia Sapia at second, Goeke at shortstop, and Abitz at third. In the outfield, senior Alyssa Hampton will be in charge in center with junior Kate O’Connell, senior Shannon Dragan, and junior C.J. Mozeika likely to see time at the corner spots. “As always we have to play good defense,” said Quirk. “I am a strong believer in repetition, day in, day out.” In Quirk’s view, the Raiders can produce a strong season if they develop faith in themselves. “We just have to believe; it is going to be confidence,” said Quirk. “We have to believe that we are as good as anybody else that we are playing and just rise to the occasion each day.” —Bill Alden

Lacrosse: Julia Maser had a big day but it wasn’t enough as Stuart fell 21-10 to Princeton Day School last Monday. Senior star Maser tallied five goals and an assist for the Tartans, who moved to 0-2 with the setback. Stuart hosts the Hun School on April 8 before playing at Burlington City High on April 11 and at Hamilton High on April 12.


PHS Baseball: Paul Cooke had an RBI but it wasn’t nearly enough as PHS opened its season by falling 11-1 at Steinert last Friday. Sophomore Cooke drove in a run with a fourth inning double as the Little Tigers moved to 0-1. PHS hosts Notre Dame on April 6 and Hightstown on April 11. ——— Track : Sending a select group of athletes to the Raider Relays at Hillsborough High last Saturday, PHS enjoyed a big day. The girls’ 800 meter sprint medley relay team of Maia

Baseball: Running into a buzz-saw, Lawrenceville lost 16-0 to Hun last Thursday. The Big Red were held hitless by Hun pitcher James Werosta as they dropped to 1-1. Lawrenceville plays at Allentown on April 6, hosts Princeton Day School on April 7, and plays at Penn Charter (Pa.) on April 9 ——— Boys’ Lacrosse: Jon Coffey starred in a losing cause as Lawrenceville fell 13-4 at the Taft School (Conn.) last Sunday. Coffey tallied two goals and an assist for the as the Big Red, who dropped

to 3-2. Lawrenceville plays at Princeton Day School on April 7, hosts the Hun School on April 9, and plays at Princeton High on April 11.

Pennington B a s e b a l l : St ar t i ng t he season with a bang, Pennington defeated defending state Prep A champion Blair Academy 15-4 last Wednesday in its opener. Drew Panson had three hits with two RBIs while Luke Blair chipped in three RBIs as the Red Raiders overcame an early 3-0 deficit and rolled to victory. Pennington plays at Hamilton on April 7 and at Princeton High on April 9 before hosting Delran on April 11. ——— G irl s’ L ac rosse : Clare Long triggered the offense as Pen n i ng ton defe ate d Academy of New Church (Pa.) 12-3 last Friday in its season opener. Long tallied four goals and two assists in the win for the Red Raiders. Pennington plays at WW/PN on April 7 and at Lawrence on April 8.

Local Sports Princeton Athletic Club Holding 6k Spring Run

The Princeton Athletic Club is holding its sixth annual Spring 6-kilometer Trail Run on April 9 at the Institute Woods. The run starts at 10 a.m. at the Princeton Friends School, 470 Quaker Road. This event is limited to 200 participants. For more information and to register, log onto www. A portion of the proceeds benefits Princeton High girls’ basketball team. ———

and drinks for all participants with race t-shirts available while supplies last. The event was initiated by the school to celebrate the life of the late Kate Gorrie, a beloved Hun student who was dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those around her. All proceeds from the race will benefit The Katherine Gorrie ’98 Memorial Scholarship Fund. Registration is also available by logging onto www. ———

Princeton 5k Race Slated for May 15

The sixth annual Princeton 5k Road Race is scheduled for May 15 at 8:30 a.m. The USATF sanctioned course begins and ends at Walnut Lane, between Princeton High School and John Witherspoon Middle School. Presented by Princeton Pacers Running, the race benefits the Princeton High School Cross Country and Track & Field programs. Entry fee is $30 before March 31; $ 35 t hrough race day, and $ 25 any time for Princeton High athletes. Race T-shirts are guaranteed for runners who pre-register by March 31. For online registration and sponsorship opportunities, log onto ———

PU Geosciences Hosting 5k Event

The Princeton University Geosciences Society is holding its first annual Theresa’s Trail 5k run/walk in April 16.

The race, which benefits the The ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia, will start at 9 a.m. at the University’s Frist Campus Center Lawn. There is a $25 registration fee until April 1 and a $30 registration fee on the day of event. Those who register by March 31 will get a free T-shirt. There is a student discount fee of $20 and a family discount fee of $15. For more information on the event and to register online, log onto ———

PLL Tee Ball, Instructional League Still Accepting Registration

Registration for the Princeton Little League (PLL) tee ball program remains open online at The PLL Tee Ball Program is for both girls and boys from the ages of 4-6 year olds while the Instructional Baseball Division is a machine pitch division for ages 6-8. This includes the combined girls’ and boys’ tee ball program. The PLL strongly supports children playing multiple sports, so it is flexible on attendance each week. PLL asks that players in the tee ball division make as many of their Saturday commitments as possible and that players in the Instructional Baseball Div ision tr y to make at least 2 out of the 3 weekly PLL commitments as much as possible during the season. In the 2016 spring season, the focus will continue to be on player development and on providing the

opportunity for our kids to play games in a balanced, competitive league format. The primary goals of the PLL are for players to have fun and be safe, learn the fundamentals of the game, and grow as athletes and as young people. Details regarding age requirements, residence or school requirements, weekely division schedules, and other information regarding the programs are contained on the league’s website by clicking on the “PLL News” link. The season will run from early April through midJune. Pre-season team practices will be held from April 4 onwards. Opening Day will be April 9. Championship Saturday and End of Season Celebration will be June 11. The registration fee for Tee Ball is $120 (Tee Ball players will receive a cap and jersey). The registration fee for Instructional Baseball is $205 (players receive a full uniform). Scholarships are available towards registration fees and the purchase of equipment (gloves and shoes). Please note that the PLL is introducing a $20 Sibling Discount for each child after your first child registers for baseball or softball. Please contact Meghan Hedin with any questions about registration, scholarships, or volunteering at

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Run For Kate 5k Set For April 30

HUGE EFFORT; Hun School pitcher Robby Huselid delivers a pitch last Friday as Hun posted a 3-1 win over visiting Perkiomen School (Pa.). Senior Huselid went all seven innings in the victory, striking out seven and scattering five hits in helping the Raiders improve to 2-0. Hun hosts the Hill School (Pa.) on April 6 before playing at Peddie on April 8, at WW/P-S on April 9, and at St. Augustine on April 11. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

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Hauschild, Jackie Patterson, Amy Watsky, and Caren Ju qualified for Nationals, winning the race in a time of 1:55.22. Hauschild, Patterson, Watsky, and Ju combined again in the 4x100 relay to finish sixth. The boys’ 800 meter sprint medley team of Cy Watsky, Alex Solopenkov, Jeremy Cohen, and Theodore Tel finished third. Tel and Cohen pulled double duty, combining to win the boys’ long jump relay. Tel had the second best individual jump of the day, 20 feet 2 inches.


Obituaries Mary Ryan Mary Ryan, 83, died at home with her family in attendance in Princeton, on Easter Sunday morning, March 27, 2016 after an illness. Mary was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1933, the daughter of Irish immigrants. She graduated from St. Theresa School and from Bishop McDonnell Memorial High School. After earning a BA in English Literature from St. John’s University and a MS in Education from SUNY New Paltz, she became an elementary school teacher in New York City Public Schools. With her husband and

children, Mary moved to the Princeton area in 1969 and made her home in Belle Mead. She was a dedicated member of St. Paul Parish, where she served as president of the Parent-Teacher Association and where she became an Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister, serving local hospital patients. For many years, she was active at the YM/WCA of Princeton as a certified lifeguard and first aid instructor, and she managed year-round donations for the Bryn Mawr book sale. Later in life, she became a certified volunteer for the New York City Department of the Aging and led exercise classes for seniors. Mary sought out Catholic churches and communities ever y where she went, and she traveled all over the world as a religious


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Gerald Joseph Kent III

Gerald Joseph Kent III, age 85, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2016 in San Diego, California, after a sudden illness. He was a long time resident of Pr inceton, New Jersey, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, before moving to Northfield, New Hampshire, in 2007, then to San Diego in 2015. Jerry was born on November 24, 1930 in Newark, New Jersey, the only child of Gerald Joseph Kent, Jr. and Elizabeth Tisdale Platt. He grew up in Hillside, New Jersey, and graduated from Hillside High School and The Lawrenceville School. A natural athlete, he starred on both the baseball and football teams and was named to the 1948 all-state football team. The memories of those games and the friendships he formed with his teammates during those years were treasured his entire life. Jerry developed a passion for studying and learning and found his vocation in organic chemistry. He graduated from Upsala College with a BS degree in 1955 and was awarded graduate degrees in organic chemistry at Princeton University, earning a master’s degree in 1958 and a PhD in 1959. He holds many patents from his time working as a research chemist at Merck Pharmaceutical Company in Rahway, New Jersey. His appointment in 1962 as associate professor of chemistry and chairman of the division of natural sciences at Rider College in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, marked the beginning of his academic career. Instrumental in creating and shaping every aspect of the new science division at Rider College, he designed the new science building and labs, recr u ited and hired t he faculty, and developed the curriculum. Dr. Kent’s 32 years of leadership, dedication, and high standards of teaching helped build the foundation of the science department at Rider University. In 1980, he was awarded the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition of his teaching excellence. He retired

from Rider in 1994, but remained active in the field through volunteer teaching and consulting. As an avid tennis player, Jerry played almost every day well into his 70’s. For many years he owned and piloted a Cessna 172. His three dogs Morris, Sophie, and Maddie were particularly special to him and brought him great joy. He was active in the Lutheran Church wherever he lived. Jerry was devoted to his family, his church, and the success of his students. He loved talking to people and he loved sharing his knowledge of chemistry. Jerry’s stories and laughter will be missed. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Birgit E. (Albert), daughter Samantha Kent (Timothy Butterfield), and grandson, Holden Butterfield, all of San Diego; two children from his first marriage, Christine Kent (Jack Roosma) and Matthew Kent (Sandra Bovee) both of Princeton; also his first wife, Julie Hosford, of Princeton. Fu n e r a l a r r a n g e m e nt s were private. Donations in his honor may be made to the Rider University chemis t r y depar t m ent, At t n : Denise Pinney, University A d v a n c e m e nt L ib. 137, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 086483099. For an online guestbook please visit gerald-joseph-kent-iii/

John E. Shea John E. Shea passed away on April 1. He was 72. Born in Chicago, he graduated from Marshall University and became involved in local politics, eventually working as a front man for Richard Nixon in his 1968 presidential campaign. After moving to New York City he formed Canon & Shea, a business-to-business advertising agency. There was never a Canon, however

Mr. Shea felt a partnership sounded more substantial than a sole proprietorship. The agency grew every year, acquiring clients worldwide, until 2014 when it was dissolved after Mr. Shea was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After moving to Princeton in 1995, where he lived until his death, Mr. Shea volunteered as a Sunday school teacher, an usher and elected on the vestry at Trinity Episcopalian Church. He was a true bon vivant, movie star handsome, a worldwide traveler, and a lover of good food and drink. He enjoyed a nightly vodka martini, believing vodka was more benign than gin. The evening before he died his daughter, Emily, asked if he would like her to make him a martini. He replied, “Yes please. Make it gin”. His survivors include his wife, Doris, their daughter, Emily, and a sister Karen Nakamura. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Church in Princeton, NJ at 5 p.m. on June 25, 2016.

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Princeton Theological Seminar y is pleased to welcome three new faculty members. Dr. Gerald Liu, assistant professor of worship and preaching, and D r. Margar ita Mooney, a s s o c i ate pr ofe s s or of congregational st udies, will join the department of practical theology. Dr. Mark S. Smith will join the department of biblical studies as the Helena Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis. All three will join the faculty on July 1. Mooney, an associate research scientist in the department of sociology at Yale University states, “I’m delighted to be part of a world-renowned ins t it ut ion t hat prepare s its students intellectually and spiritually to ser ve the church, nation, and the world.” Founded in 1812, Princeton Theological Seminary is the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. To learn more, visit ———

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Hopewell Twp. $1,060,000 Stunning & pristine 4BR, 4.5BA colonial in Hopewell Hunt with hwd & porcelain floors, custom upgraded kit & bathrooms. Scenic views! LS# 6760307 Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by Priya Khanna

Plainsboro Twp. $959,900 Stately 5BR, 4BA Coventry model in Grover’s Mill East is the ultimate in style and elegance! Sitting on professionally landscaped grounds, this home defines curb appeal. LS# 6759027 Call (609) 924-1600 Marketed by Carole Tosches


CU LO L-D CA E-S TI A ON C Hopewell Twp. $945,000 Completely updated, special historic home with quality appliances, a true Gentlemen’s Farm and fully fenced property for horse/cow lovers! LS# 6562911 Call (609) 924-1600 Marketed by Roberta Parker

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LI NE ST W IN G! Cranbury Twp. $949,000 Beautiful & stunning 5BR, 2.5BA colonial nestled in Cranbury Walk with an exeptional backyard Oasis perfect for entertaining or relaxing! LS# 6755188 Call (609) 924-1600 Marketed by Rocco D’Armiento

Montgomery Twp. $900,000 Sparkling 4BR, 3.5BA contemporary colonial w/ hardwd floors, gourmet kitchen, new baths, new A/C, finished basemt, large deck, lovely lot. LS# 6732459 Call (609) 924-1600 Marketed by Nancy Goldfuss

Montgomery Twp. $697,000 Beautiful 5BR, 2.5BA colonial on a 1+ acre lot with many updates in Riverside Farms. Public water & sewer! LS# 6756444 Call (609) 924-1600 Marketed by Blanche Paul


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West Windsor Twp. $649,900 Well cared for & expanded 4BR, 2.5BA Washington model in Princeton Oaks located on corner lot. Pride of ownership! LS# 6668844 Call (609) 924-1600 Marketed by Annabella “Ann” Santos

East Windsor Twp. $425,000 3BR, 2.5BA, 2 car garage, basement, granite kitchen, vaulted family room w/gas fireplace & skylights, hot tub, fenced yard & so much more! LS# 6756242 Call (609) 924-1600 Marketed by Deborah “Debbie” Lang

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This delightful home has plenty of space, including a delightful family room, which overlooks the bucolic yard. Designed by Palomar Builders, the quality speaks for itself, and many custom features are evident throughout, including a cool catwalk and professionally finished basement. This house is close to the borough of Pennington, and is served by the popular Hopewell schools. If you want to be perfectly positioned at the top of a gentle rise, and across from Lake Baldwin, this house is for YOU !!! $699,000

THE REAL DEAL!!! Own a piece of colonial history, right here in Lawrenceville! Over 300 years old, complete with stone facade and garden walls, this vintage colonial is absolutely one-of-a-kind. Gleaming pine floors, updated kitchen and baths - the list goes on. As a special feature, this house can accommodate two generations, since it has two separate living spaces. Imagine the convenience of having your aupair or parents in their own “digs”, but retain your personal space, as well. Four fireplaces add to the charm of this wonderful home, as does the Williamsburg - type garden. An extra bonus is the finished third floor getaway - the possibilities are endless. Authentic moulding, beamed ceilings, exquisite proportions, and plenty of light combine to make this house one of Lawrenceville’s treasures. As an added feature, there is an oversized garage with a loft. Also known as the Scudder/ W. Cook House, it is ready and

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This custom home in Princeton’s Western section answers the question! Black shutters complement the brick facade, with white columns and Juliet balcony adding to its distinctive look. Inside, the gracious entry fans out to a living room with bow window and a formal dining room with coffered ceiling. Both rooms have lovely molding, woodwork, and hardwood floors. In fact, oak floors are to be found throughout this house. Adjacent to the living room, the study provides the perfect quiet spot to think. The chef’s kitchen is a joy to work in, having granite counters, recessed lights, tons of storage, top-of-the-line stainless appliances, double pantry, and sliding French doors to the deck. The family room is a masterful stroke, flowing seamlessly from the kitchen, with a fireplace providing a lovely focal point, a wall of built-ins and many windows providing glorious light. Notice the two staircases ---very cool and convenient, as well. Upstairs, the master bedroom is a wondrous thing, having a separate sitting room with fireplace, walk-in closets, and sybaritic bath---easy to tell this house was designed by folks who thought of everything. Four additional bedrooms, one en suite, complete the second floor. But wait---there’s more! The professionally finished basement $1,550,000 is a treat, and provides additional space for games, exercise and more.

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PRINCETON, OPEN WED. 11AM-1:30PM. Contemporary style home in Littlebrook School Area. Floor plan offers kitchen with SS appliances, family room with bookcases overlooking deck and yard. Four bedrooms upstairs including huge master suite. Spacious rooms, hardwood floors, tons of closets and storage. Dir: Kingston to Roper to Littlebrook. $1,150,000

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PRINCETON, OPEN SUN. 1-4PM. Spacious four bedroom, two full- and one-half bath Colonial set on a beautiful 2-acre lot with in-ground pool and screened-in porch. Features include large kitchen, two-story family room, as well as formal rooms with hardwood floors. Dir: Princeton Pike to Gallup to Talbot. $1,225,000

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PRINCETON, Beautiful Littlebrook expanded ranch with excellent floorplan. Lots of light flows in from the windows and sliding glass doors. Upgrades throughout the house: lush and private landscaping, spacious kitchen, family room and a great mudroom. Don’t miss it! $1,350,000

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PRINCETON, Awesome location/condition/price. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath 1839 farm house was renovated to today`s standards while keeping original details like wide-plank pine floors. $759,000 Beatrice Bloom 609-577-2989 (cell)



PRINCETON, Wonderful location and accessible to town, this 4 BR, 2.5 BA Colonial offers a great floor plan, updated bathrooms, kitchen, HW floors and deck overlooking fenced yard. $985,000 Beatrice Bloom 609-577-2989 (cell)

PRINCETON, This 4 BR, 4 full BA renovated home features HW flrs, FLR w/ FP, FDR, kit. w/ granite, FR w/ FP, MBR w/ MBA, park-like yard and 2-car garage. $1,199,000 Ingela Kostenbader 609-902-5302 (cell)



PRINCETON, Expanded 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath Colonial in coveted Riverside area with plenty of natural light, hardwood floors throughout and views of Lake Carnegie. $1,280,000 Beatrice Bloom 609-577-2989 (cell)

PRINCETON, OPEN SUN 1-4PM Modern Colonial in desirable neighborhood. Large & bright rooms, hardwood floors throughout. Renovated by RB Homes, like new construction. Dir: Cherry Hill to Foulet. $1,450,000

PRINCETON, This duplex in Riverside neighborhood offers original features, front porch & walk-up attic. Backs onto University green space & offers 2 spaces for off-street parking. $499,900

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