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Young STEM Aficionados Make Their Mark in PPPL Events . . . . . . . . 5 WJNA Meeting: Exchanging Ideas, Building Community . . 8 PU Concerts’ Do-Re-Meet Strikes a Chord . . . . . 11 Finding “The Best of Us” At the Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale . . . . . . . . . 16 Princeton Pro Musica Performs Monumental Bach Passion . . . . . . 17 Midfielder Buonanno Stars in Defeat as PU Women’s Lax Edged by Penn State . . . . . . . . 30 Coming Off Banner Season, Hun Baseball Primed for Another Big Campaign . . . . . . . . . 34
Pat Glory Wins 1st NCAA Title for PU Wrestling Since 1951 . . . . . . . . 29 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Books . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . 26 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . 36 Healthy Princetonians . . . . 2 Mailbox . . . . . . . . . . . 14 New To Us . . . . . . . 19, 27 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . 35 Performing Arts . . . 18, 23 Police Blotter . . . . . . . . 8 Real Estate . . . . . . . . 36 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Topics of the Town . . . . 5 Town Talk . . . . . . . . . . 6 Young Princetonians . . 20-22
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BOE Tries to Move On, But Resistance Continues “They’re presenting this as a done deal. This is anything but a done deal. It’s up to us to keep the pressure on,” said the father of a Princeton High School (PHS) student speaking at Monday’s rally at PHS to a spirited crowd of about 170 parents and students supporting Frank Chmiel, who last Friday, March 17 was replaced as PHS principal. Meanwhile Princeton Public Schools (PPS) Superintendent Carol Kelley and the Board of Education (BOE), obviously seeing the ouster of Chmiel as a done deal, were moving on, with a Monday afternoon announcement that Kathie Foster would be recommended at last night’s BOE meeting for appointment as the PHS interim principal through the remainder of the school year. Last night’s regularly scheduled meeting of the BOE, taking place on Zoom after press time, promised to bring the conflicting camps into direct confrontation, though little movement in their conflicting positions was anticipated. The first hour of the meeting, from 6 to 7 p.m., was to be devoted to public commentary. Then, after the Board conducted
its regularly scheduled business, there would be the opportunity for further public commentary. Based on the response displayed at Monday’s rally and in public media, many speakers at last night’s Zoom meeting were expected to support Chmiel and denounce the actions of the BOE and superintendent. The BOE, it was anticipated, would mainly listen and probably reiterate the statement issued by Kelley earlier in the
day that despite its “sincere goal to lead with transparency, some situations limit the information that can be provided because of the privacy rights of others.” Kelley’s statement went on say, “What we can share is that when top leadership changes are made, Human Resources, the Board, and I consider every option to ensure teaching and learning experiences remain intact for all students and staff. We want to assure you that we made this decision after considerable thought and discussion.”
At a meeting held last Saturday by the municipality to discuss the future of the Tennent/Roberts/Whiteley campus of Princeton Theological Seminary, residents of the neighborhood surrounding the Seminary gathered at the municipal building to hear about the redevelopment process and air some of their concerns. The Seminary had originally considered building new student apartments at Continued on Page 12 the site, which was designated an area in need of redevelopment in October 2018. But the plans for student apartments were withdrawn by the Seminary in the The Princeton University men’s bas- different fashion to reach the Sweet 16 in fall of 2019. Last year, three early 20th ketball team is still dancing after winning the NCAA tournament. The 15th-seeded century buildings considered beyond two straight games to start the NCAA Tigers relied on a determined defensive restoring were torn down. The Seminary tournament. effort to rally late past second-seeded still owns the property. Developer JaThat hasn’t happened since Tiger fans Arizona for a 59-55 victory in their South mie Herring of Herring Properties is the were dancing in 1965 to the No. 1 song Region first-round game last Thursday in contract purchaser. Herring has said he Sacramento, Calif. “My Girl,” by the Temptations. envisions multi-family housing, including Two days later, Princeton enjoyed one affordable units, on the site. “I feel like these guys; it’s unbelievable,” said Princeton head coach Mitch of their better shooting performances, goAfter being introduced by Princeton’s Henderson, reflecting on his squad’s stun- ing 27-of-62 from the floor with 12 threePlanning Director Justin Lesko, Steven pointers, and led wire-to-wire for a 78-63 ning run. G. Mlenak of the law firm Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, and planner James Princeton won a pair of games in win over seventh-seeded Missouri in a Continued on Page 10 T. Kyle of Kyle + McManus Associates stressed that the meeting was to hear concerns, not to make any decisions. Mlenak gave a brief legal overview of the redevelopment process, which provides greater opportunities for community participation and control over the site plan, as well as the ability for the town to negotiate benefits for the neighborhood, he said. Several people took to the microphone to ask questions and air concerns. Elm Road resident Jennifer Widner was among those to ask if saving existing trees was part of the redevelopment plan. Lynn Durkee of Springdale Road asked about impervious coverage, and was assured by Kyle that stormwater management and control are priorities. Jessica Vieira, who lives in a house on Stockton Street designed by noted 19th century builder Charles Steadman, said she worries about the aesthetics of what could be built. “I’m all for affordable and mixed-use and I think that’s all wonderful, but let’s remember what is in keeping” with the Books • Vintage Books • Foreign Language historic neighborhood, she Rare said, adding that owners of historic homes pay “WE WANT CHMIEL!”: Books About 170 demonstrators — students and parents — at Princeton High School (PHS) on more than those who own more con- Beautiful Monday afternoon called on the Princeton Art and Design Books Public Schools Board and superintendent to rescind their decision to temporary homes to maintain them. replace Frank Chmiel as PHS principal. (Photo by Charles R. Plohn)
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T he PR ISMS and PCS teams will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl April 27 to May 1. With 32 high school teams from across the state competing in last month’s competition, the PRISMS team of Justin Feder, Josh Shi, Yichen Xiao, Heyung Ni, and Yiji Wang prevailed over High Technology High School of Lincroft in the final round. Princeton High School (PHS) came in third. “I’m overjoyed by our recent win, the most exciting competition I have ever participated in,” said PRISMS coach Steven Chen, director of academics, chemistry teacher, and research mentor at PRISMS. “The students’ rigorous preparation and tenacity paid off.” The team bounced back from an early loss with nine straight victories. “Their unwavering spirit and teamwork led to a series of close wins, including a rematch against a previous opponent,” added Chen. “I’m very tired but excited,” said PRISMS team captain Feder after the final. “It was a very tough contest. I was expecting a few teams of this caliber, but I feel every team was excellent.”
Feder will be going to the Washington, D.C. national bowl for the fourth time after winning previous contests as a PCS student. Other PCS alumni were also members of the PHS team at this year’s state championship. Competing against 15 other teams in the middle school division, the PCS team of Audrey Huang, Gavin Macatangay, Amelie Huang, Aaron Wang, and Rohan Srivastava defeated the BridgewaterRaritan Regional Middle School squad in the final round. It was PCS’s fifth New Jersey Science Bowl victory in the past six years. “ T h e tou r n a m e nt w as
for the final round. “It’s just really fun,” he said. “These are extremely smart kids. It’s a great event.” Young Women’s STEM Conference The March 16 convocation, held at the University’s Frick Chemistry Laboratory building and Richardson Auditorium, was the first time the event has been held in person since 2019, with the largest number of attendees in the 21-year history of the Young Women’s Conference in STEM. “ T h e s e yo u n g wo m e n were just excited to be outside again and be around a group of their peers and learn some really cool science,” said Ortiz, as quoted in a PPPL press release. There were 22 exhibitors, including the F.B.I. Evidence Response Team, General Atomics of San Diego, the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, and the Seward Johnson Atelier. The PPPL pre s e nte d a nu mb e r of hands-on plasma demonstrations, including the (literally) hair-raising Van de Graaff generator. The event also included a career panel with earlycareer female scientists, in which the scientists discussed their own careers and answered questions from audience members. “It’s so cool, so fun,” said Princeton Charter School student Jiayi Li in the press release. “The career panel was really interesting. There was one woman who was majoring in plasma physics and dance.” During the day’s proceedings, juniors who excel in math and science received
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very challenging this year,” said PCS coach and science teacher Laura Celik. “There were really strong teams — really talented.” Celik, who has coached all of the PCS Science Bowl teams over the past six years, commented on the school’s remarkable success. “Last year after we came in second place — we’d won four in a row and then we got second — the kids emailed me and said, ‘We’ve got to keep practicing.’ So we took a couple of weeks off and started practicing again in the spring. We even got together for four or five practice sessions on Zoom over the summer. We kept it going and started right away in September.” She continued, “We learn a lot of science during the school day, and the students know I care and I take my role seriously and they do too. I’m lucky I’m the seventh and eighth grade science teacher here. I teach all of these students, and I get to know them over two years.” This year’s Science Bowl celebrated the return to an in-person event after a twoyear hiatus in which contestants answered questions individually online. “It was great having people back,” said organizer Deedee Ortiz, PPPL science education program manager. “The kids are much more enthusiastic since they’ve been away for so long.” Twenty-one PPPL volunteers for the middle school event and 27 for the high school event assisted with the proceedings, including PPPL Director Steve Cowley, who was the science moderator
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awards from PPPL’s Women in Engineering employee resource group, and those students will be mentored during their senior year of high school as they apply to colleges. Keynote speaker for the Young Women’s Conference in STEM was Liz HernandezMatias, a scientist and senior education specialist of Ciencia Puerto Rico, a nonprofit focused on scientific careers, communication, and education in Puer to Rico. —Donald Gilpin
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The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) is holding a membership renewal and new member welcome gathering on Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at Christ Congregation, 50 Walnut Lane, and by Zoom. T h e ke y n ote s p e a ke r, Robert Socolow, Princeton University professor emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is a member of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists committee that decides each year how to set its “Doomsday Clock,” and his talk is titled “An Insider’s View of Setting the Doomsday Clock.” Earlier this year the Clock was moved to 90 seconds to midnight, the closest it has ever been. Socolow is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies, a fellow of the American Physical Society, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2003 he received the Leo Szilard Lectureship Award from the American Physical Society. “We are pleased to present an outstanding scholar who serves on the prestigious group of experts that sets the Doomsday Clock,” said CFPA Executive Director the Rev. Robert Moore. “We encourage members of the public to RSVP to attend this hybrid event by emailing jnew @ peacecoalition. org to attend in person; or by visiting the event page at peacecoalition.org to get the Zoom link.”
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Witherspoon-Jackson April 1 Meeting: Exchanging Ideas, Building Community Three high-interest agenda items will be the focus of a meeting of the WitherspoonJackson Neighborhood Association (WJNA) on April 1 at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center. Featured speakers will include Darell Wayne Fields, designer and Princeton University visiting research scholar, who will speak on “Black Architecture: An Introduction,” and a trio of local engineers — consultant project manager Tejal Patel, of T&M Associates; Assistant Municipal Engineer Jim Purcell; and Deputy Adminis trator and Municipal Engineer Deanna Stockton, who will be presenting a concept review on Phase III of the Witherspoon Street Corridor Project. Also on the agenda is the introduction of Onome Olotu, the Paul Robeson Center’s Artist in Residence. “This WJNA meeting will showcase building community through collaboration and an exchange of ideas and information on historic preservation as it relates to the neighborhood streetscape, art, culture, and infrastructure — all elements that inform and impact quality of life,” said WJNA Co-Chair and Princeton Councilman Leighton Newlin. Fields will discuss his contributions to Operation Phoenix, the renovation of American Legion Post 218 located on Lytle Street in the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood. The concepts for the project emerged from an independent study project that Fields’ students became interested in and
brought back to the school for further exploration, development, and vision studies. In a Tuesday phone conversation, Fields emphasized his focus on “a space where students, faculty, and stakeholders in the neighborhood can come together to have meaningful conversations about design and its impact in the neighborhood.” He added, “We are trying to cultivate a meaningful exchange between the school of architecture and the neighborhood.” Fields, whose book Architecture in Black is the first sys analysis of theoretical tematic relationships between architecture and Blackness, has taught design, urbanism, and theory at several universities. At the April 1 meeting he will share his practice and research innovations on Black architecture, highlighting unique contributions to the field. His works have been exhibited at major museums across the country. His professional work includes the conceptualization and design of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research (the Hutchins Center) at Harvard University. The awardwinning Lyllye ReynoldsParker Black Cultural Center at the University of Oregon represents Fields’ Black aesthetic in built form. Bringing design concerns closer to home, the final item on the agenda will zero in on the portion of Witherspoon Street between Leigh Avenue and Valley Road, the continuation of the Witherspoon Street Improvement Project into its third phase.
Citing the mixed use of lower Witherspoon for houses, schools, commercial, health, and municipal facilities, Purcell emphasized, “We want to make sure we’re making this safe for all users.” Participants at the April 1 meeting will have an opportunity to ask questions and weigh in with their own ideas, but Purcell noted that there will be improvements to pedestrian facilities, including sidewalks and crosswalks, with raised crosswalks for traffic calming and curb extensions (also called bump-outs). There will be new trees planted to replace those re moved by recent PSE &G work. Trees that don’t grow interfere too tall, so they don’t with PSE&G, will be planted on the west side of the street trees on the east and larger side, Purcell said, as well as improvements to the intersection at Witherspoon and Valley Road, with the possibility for a roundabout and traffic signal changes. The municipality anticipates awarding a contract for Phase III work by mid-October. Phase II construction will be getting underway in May, said Purcell. “Our presentation is the last item on the agenda, so we’ll be able to stay around if people have questions or further input on the Witherspoon Street Improvement Project,” he added. “The meeting promises to be an enlightening and empower ing experience,” said Newlin. “Tell somebody. Bring some commubody. We are building nity. Try not to come alone.” —Donald Gilpin
PREPARING TO MARK A MILESTONE: It is three years away, but it’s time to start planning for Princeton’s part in the America250 Semiquincentennial, celebrating the nation’s 250th birthday. Representatives from several organizations including Morven, Princeton University, the Princeton Battlefield Association, Princeton Tour Company, Washington Crossing Park, the Trent House, and the Old Barracks gathered on Tuesday to kick off the process.
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The 2nd annual Miles for Malcolm Walk/Run is April 29, starting at 9 a.m. at Pennington Montessori, 4 Tree Farm Road, Pennington. Hosted by Tara and Kim Wildszewski in honor of their son Malcolm, this festive day will include the choice of a 5K or 5-mile route, a kids’ fun run plus face painting, crafts, live music, vendors, and more. Race day will begin with the fun run, for children 8 and under, at 9 a.m. At 9:30, walkers, joggers, shufflers, stroller pushers, and runners are welcome to join for the 5K or 5-mile routes. Registration is $35 (no fee for the fun run) and proceeds will benefit the SUDC Foundation’s mission to promote awareness, advocate for research, and support those affected by sudden unexplained death in childhood (SUDC). In May of 2020, the Wildszewskis’ world fell apart. On Mother’s Day, Malcolm had a slight cold and lowgrade fever. Nothing out of the ordinary. But by the next morning the once thriving, strong, acrobatic 2-year-old 354 Street, Princeton (609) 683-9700 Nassau 354 Street, Princeton (609) 683-9700 couldn’t stand. Later that Nassau 354 Nassau Street, Princeton (609) 683-9700 day, hours into an ER stay, he seized unexpectedly. Malcolm was removed from life support, and his parents’ lives were shattered. Malcolm loved to dance, loved to run, loved to be pushed in the stroller by one of his moms running while he chanted: “go Mama go! go Mommy go!” Pennington Montessori was one of his favorite places. In addition to their ongoing support, the school has once again offered the use of the school grounds to start and end the run/walk in Malcolm’s honor. Kathleen Hannah, school director said, “Pennington Montessori school is hon ored to host Miles for Mal colm. We wouldn’t think of having this event any where else. Everyone loved and misses Malcolm and • Outdoor • Outdoor We Accept Reservations Dining Available We Accept Reservations Dining Available his sweet spirit. His joyful We Accept Reservations • Outdoor Dining Available nature lives on within the school. We are blessed to have the entire Wildszewski family as part of our school community.” Visit MilesForMalcolm.org for more information.
The documentary features interviews with historians and testimonials from descendants of slaves that illustrate the impact of slavery in the Garden State, the last northern state to abolish it. A Q & A with the interviewees and experts will follow t he docu mentar y Participants include Ridgeley Hutchinson, Elaine Buck, D a n i e l i a C ot to n , L i n d a Caldwell Epps, Kristal Langford, Beverly Mills, and R. Isabela Morales. The Q&A will be facilitated by Joy Barnes-Johnson, supervisor of science at Princeton Public Schools and longtime community educator. “By looking at the painful history of slavery in New Jersey, the documentar y and Q&A with the cast allows the audience to move forward and continue to advocate for people of color today,” said Brigitte Jean-Louis, the YWCA’s director of advocacy. “I am grateful to be able to bring this muchneeded screening to our community and hope they share in being energized in our mission to eliminate racism and empower women.” This event is a kickoff for YWCA Princeton’s advocacy programming, which will include free opportunities for professional development through classes and workshops, as well as events to inform, engage, and educate the broader community on topic s relate d to racia l justice. Registration is required to reserve a seat for this event. Visit princetongardentheatre.org/films/ prince-of-silence.
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second-round game. It was the largest margin of victory ever for a No. 15 seed in the Big Dance. “This is a very, very confident group,” said Henderson after improving to 238. “We are so thrilled to be going to the Sweet 16. It is an absolute pleasure being around these guys. They just grit their teeth and they do it.” The Tigers won a secondround game in the NCAAs for the first time since 1965, when the tournament was only a 23-team event. That team reached the Final Four and finished third. Princeton, the only double-digit seed remaining in the tourney, will play sixthseeded Creighton, an 8576 upset winner over thirdseeded Baylor, in the Round of 16 on March 24 in Louisville, Ky. The winner faces the victor of the game between top-seeded Alabama and fifth-seeded San Diego State in the regional final on March 26 for the chance to reach the Final Four. “It’s been a few years in the making,” said Princeton senior Tosan Evbuomwan, who had nine points, nine rebounds, and five assists against Missouri. “We just have such a close group. We love to work with each other. We love to push each other. It’s showing. Just a group of really tough guys. It’s all coming together at the right time I think.” Henderson was a part of the last Tigers team to get to the second round. Princeton topped UNLV in the first round in 1998, but fell
63-56 to Michigan State in the second round in Henderson’s final year playing for Princeton. Now 25 years later, he has the Tigers poised for more history. “I’ve always dreamed of playing deep into the tournament,” said Henderson. “As a player, I got to the second round a couple times. Never got beyond it.” Princeton’s run started with a spirited comeback against an Arizona team that had size and quite a pedigree. The Wildcats had lost only six times coming into the game, and no nonconference team had been able to solve them all year. Each half had a similar formula with Princeton closing each on a good run. In the first half against Arizona, Princeton fell behind by as much as nine points with four minutes left in the half before an 8-0 run left the Tigers down one point at halftime on Evbuomwan’s dunk. In the second half, Arizona built a 12-point lead. It was still a 10-point deficit for the Tigers with eight minutes remaining before Princeton — with all of its timeouts used after Caden Pierce used one diving on the floor for a loose ball, and without the benefit of its usual good shooting — clawed back to finish the game on an 18-4 run. “We have a lot of heart in our program,” said Pierce, the Ivy League Rookie of t he Year. “W hen t hings weren’t going our way, we were down 10 with eight or so minutes to go, we always were believing, we always kept saying we’re going to win the game.”
Rya n L a ngb or g’s s hot with 2:03 left put the Tigers ahead, 56-54. Barely a minute later, Langborg came up with a huge block on a shot that would have given Arizona the lead back. Pierce made a pair of free throws and Arizona missed two 3-pointers that could have tied it. Evbuomwan made one free throw for the final margin to make a statement about what makes this Tigers team special. “I think a team that never gives up, a team that always fights for one another, and a really selfless team,” said Evbuomwan. “A great team really. I think we showed it obviously today. Mush (junior guard Matt Allocco) and coach said it, we think of ourselves as a great team. When we are playing our best, we think we can take down everybody. A great program, a selfless one, that plays our brand of basketball.” Evbuomwan led the scoring with 15 points while sophomore guard Blake Peters came off the bench for three 3-pointers. Another reserve, junior Zach Martini, made the only other 3-pointer as the Tigers overcame a 4-for-25 performance from distance by relying on other parts of the game plan. T hey had 11 t ur novers, more than they would have liked, but only gave Arizona eight fast-break points. That forced the Wildcats to play a pace familiar to old school Princeton fans made famous by former coach Pete Carril, who passed away last August. Henderson took a page out of his mentor’s playbook. “We have full confidence
HOW SWEET IT IS: Princeton University men’s basketball star Matt Allocco jumps for joy in the waning moments of 15th-seeded Princeton’s 59-55 upset of second-seeded Arizona last Thursday in their NCAA tournament South Region first-round game in Sacramento, Calif. The Tigers went on to defeat seventh-seeded Missouri 78-63 on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16. Princeton will face sixth-seeded Creighton (23-12) in a round of 16 contest on March 24 in Louisville, Ky. (Photo provided by Princeton Athletics) in his game plan and the coaching staff’s game plan,” said Evbuomwan. “That’s what we set out to do. Low turnovers. You have to take care of the ball against a team like that, limit their transition buckets. Obviously play physical inside with the bigs. Exactly what coach said was our plan. We turned the ball over a couple more times, but other aspects of our defense meant we were able to get it done.” Their defense remained stout two days later against Missouri, a team that had defeated common oppo nent Penn 92-85 early in the regular season. Princeton took the drama out of the second-round game by shooting better, finding each other for open looks, rebounding, and defending. “Thursday obviously did give us confidence,” said Evbuomwan. “It was nice to be able to ride momentum into this game. But like you said, it’s about remaining focused on the next thing. The world looks at us as two upsets. But I feel like we’re supposed to be here. We have a lot of confidence in one another, what we’re doing. There’s definitely no letup with this group.” The improved shooting helped the offense click more against Missouri. Langborg scored 11 of Princeton’s first 13 points. He finished with 22 points to lead the Tigers from New Jersey (Missouri is also nicknamed the Tigers). “Shots weren’t going in for any of us really the last game,” said Langborg. “To see the ball go through the net, it’s always a great start to the game.” Princeton opened up a 14-point lead with three minutes left in the first half. Missouri trimmed it to 3326 by halftime. In a striking contrast to their first-round game, this time Princeton held a 17-point lead at the eight-minute mark in the second half. The lead ballooned to 21 points and Missouri came no closer than 14
points the rest of the way. Henderson attributed the defense that held Missouri at bay to the style they had to rely on down the Ivy regular season stretch and through two games to win the Ivy Madness tournament for the automatic bid to the NCAAs. “Our league also — it’s so hard to guard in our league,” said Henderson. “We’ve seen a little bit of everything — we saw the last two games in our league regularly. I know you guys say, ‘It’s Arizona and Missouri.’ For us, it’s the same actions, just different players. You got to keep your body in front of them and contest shots. I mean, it’s a really hard, tough-nosed group. They know how to do it.” P r i n c e ton h ad cont r i butions up and down the li neup aga i ns t Mis s ou r i with scoring and rebounding. Allocco had 10 points and seven assists. Peters, whose grandparents graduated from Missouri, knocked down five 3-pointers to finish with 17 points. “They’re ver y passionate Tiger fans,” said Peters. “But I know they were cheering for their grandson today. That’s what makes things like this so special, is to do it in front of your family here, watching back at home. I hope they’re proud of me.” Pierce scored nine points and had a season-high 16 rebounds. Princeton outrebounded Missouri, 44-30, though the No. 7 seed was ranked in the top 10 nationally in rebounding. It was a follow-up to battling Arizona to a 38-37 rebounding edge on Thursday. “We’ve got terrific players,” said Henderson. “Cade Pierce, 16 rebounds. He’s a freshman. I mean, Zach Martini, Tosan. We’ve made it a huge priority. Keeshawn (Kellman). They’re playing absolutely fearless. They’re unafraid of anyone.” The win over Missouri came exactly one month after a season-changing 93-83
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overtime loss to Yale on February 18. The Tigers turned the page since surrendering a 19-point lead and have now won six straight games when they have mattered most. “The Yale loss specifically was a massive turning point for us,” said Evbuomwan. “We were able to refocus the day after at practice, going forward with games. All those games were big games. That kind of gives us confidence going into each game here. The Ivy championship, as well. We’ve been here before, we’ve played on — obviously this is the biggest stage we’ve played on — a big stage, being able to get it done. We have confidence in one another to show out and have a big performance.” The Tigers will play for more history Friday against Creighton. Princeton lost to the Bluejays in their only previous meeting. That came a long time ago in 1961, and the Tigers are determined to keep on dancing together. Henderson, for his part, knows that the Tigers face a big challenge in the Bluejays (23-12). “You are talking about big guys, they have that kid [Ryan] Kalkbrenner, who is an unbelievably talented big man inside,” said Henderson of the 7’1 Kalkbrenner, who is averaging 15.7 points and 6.2 rebounds a game. “Ryan Nembhard was unbelievable in the game last night. We are still learning about them. They were predicted to win the Big East by a mile going into the season and they have been very good. They are terrific and really well coached.” Langborg is confident that the Tigers are ready for another big NCAA effort. “I got to watch them play last night, we haven’t gone too much into the scout,” said Langborg. “From what it looks like, I think it will be a great matchup, a great game. We are excited to get after it. The job is not done, we have some games left hopefully.” But no matter how long P r i n c e t o n’s r u n g o e s , Evbuomwan is excited by the great things the Tigers have done to get to this point. “I can’t really put the feeling into words right now, to be honest,” said Evbuomwan. “It’s just an unreal feeling to do this with my guys and my teammates and coaching staff.” —Justin Feil
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When Princeton University Concerts ( PUC ) launched its Do-Re-Meet series mixing social events with classical music performances last December, creators of the program were confident that it would be a success. So they weren’t exactly surprised when it sold out and a long waiting list formed. This enthusiasm inspired the addition of a second speeddating event, to be paired with two concerts by the Chiaroscuro String Quartet this Sunday, March 26. “We really believed in the concept from the beginning,” said Marna Seltzer, PUC d ire c tor. “ We were pretty sure that if we got people together over a shared love of music that they would respond.” PUC partnered with The Singles Group to come up with the concept in the aftermath of the pandemic shutdowns. Several pre-concert events are offered, including speed-dating, Find Your Fr iends speed-fr iending, and LGBTQ+ Single Mingle (presented in partnership with the Princeton University Gender + Sexuality Resource Center). Participants meet for socializing and hors d’oeuvres at the Maclean House on the campus, and then walk together to nearby Richardson Hall to attend
a concert of PUC’s Performances Up Closer series. The goal is to provide new points of connection t hrough music. “L isten ing to live music is such a communal experience,” said Seltzer. “And there are many ways we lean into this. I was really struck, during the pandemic and the virtual concerts we presented, how many people would say that they really missed the people they sat next to. It was like a mini-community, and they missed that.” On Sunday, there will be two versions of Do-Re-Meet, both paired with a performance by the Chiaroscuro String Quartet. First, at 1 p.m., is a speed-dating event for those seeking heterosexual connections, for age groups 24-39, 40-59, and 60-plus. (A LGBTQ+ event is on April 12). The quartet performs at 3 p.m. Their second concert, at 6 p.m., follows a 4 p.m. Find Your Friends gathering. Music of Beethoven and Mendelssohn that was inspired by love is on the program. At the initial events last D e c e m b e r, “ T h e e n t i r e Maclean House was bustling the whole time,” said Dasha Koltunyuk, PUC’s out re ach ma nager ( who met her husband at a PUC concert several years ago).
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“It was really magical to see people come into the space so eager to meet one another. It was such a beautiful thing. And the way everyone went to talking about music so quickly helped people feel comfortable right away.” The different age groups m e t i n d if ferent ro om s. “You cou ld tel l t he ap proach was different among each group,” Koltunyuk said. “The oldest took it more seriously; the youngest were very excited. We have some statistics : An average of 60 percent matches, which we’re told is very high. And the youngest age group was actually 100 percent; the oldest 65 percent.” T he March 26 gat herings are catered by Tipple & Ros e Te a Parlor a n d Apothecary, and Olsson’s Fine Foods. The LGBTQ+ Single Mingle on April 12, which will precede a concert by jazz vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant, will be catered by Tipple & Rose, and held in their restaurant on Nassau Street. “We wanted to make sure we came up with a set of s o cia l e ve nt s t hat were completely inclusive,” said Seltzer. “There is something for ever ybody. Not e ver yon e is lo ok i ng for love, and not everyone is looking for just friendship. There are all sorts of reasons to get together.” For more information, visit concerts.princeton.edu. —Anne Levin
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GETTING ACQUAINTED: Participants are shown at the initial Do-Re-Meet speed-dating event, which was followed by a Princeton University Concerts program at Richardson Auditorium. Another round of Do-Re-Meet “Social Events for Music Lovers” is this Sunday. (Photo by Felicity Audet)
Spring at Morven Starts with Plant Sale
Spring has come early to Morven Museum & Garden with the return of the annual Plant Sale. Morven horticulturalists have compiled a collection of annuals, perennials, and edible plants, each selected for their heartiness, unusualness, or beauty. Online ordering is available at morven.org through Monday, April 10. Pick-up is May 13-15. Morven members can pick up plantings on May 12. Ordering by phone is also available at (609) 924-8144 ext. 103. O f fe r i n g s i n cl u d e n a tive and nativar plants that thrive in New Jersey, along with deer-resistant species to help create an enjoyable landscape for wildlife and humans alike. This year,
Morven is partnering with Sustainable Princeton to identify plants for sale that are native to New Jersey. Native plants have many e nv iron m e nt a l b e n ef it s : they have roots that help conserve and filter water and protect soil resources, reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides, attract butterflies and other pollinators, and provide food and shelter for wildlife. Look for the “Sustainable Princeton Preferred” logo to identify qualifying plants and learn more about their benefits. On Friday, May 5 from 6-8 p.m., Morven in May’s Spr ing G arden Par t y is back, rain or shine, in the backyard garden. Included are food, drinks, entertainment, and a curated auction. Bidding for the auction will begin late April and will
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She continued, “We remain committed to pro viding a safe and positive learning environment for everyone in our district. To the extent that anyone is alleging wrongdoing on behalf of the Board of Education, or the district administration, the Board denies any wrongdoing.” In a statement issued a day earlier, Kelley responded to the demonstration, praising the students for the manner in which they expressed their dissent. “Student voice is something that we value and encourage here in Princeton,” she wrote. ”I applaud our students who participated, as they did so with the utmost maturity and respect.” The teachers’ union, in a Sunday evening posting on its Facebook page, called on members to “let the Board of Education’s process take its course.” The statement continued, “The current Board of Education has always put the best interests of the children first and has been supportive of PREA (Princeton Regional Education Association). Therefore we will continue to trust and support the Board of
Education’s good intentions for the students of the district.” More than 2,600 who have signed an online petition calling for the Board to rescind Chmiel’s termination, along with students and parents at Monday’s rally, and many others, are apparently not convinced nor willing to see Chmiel’s departure as a done deal. Carrying signs calling for transparency, accountability, and the reinstatement of Chmiel as principal and chanting “We want Chmiel,” speakers at the PHS rally repeatedly spoke of Chmiel’s sincere concern for the students, his understanding of and engagement with them, and his ability to create a sense of community. “Mr. Chmiel is the best principal we ever had,” said one student. “He pushed himself and he pushed all of us. He made sure he knew who everyone was. He makes us feel heard. He makes us feel valued. Why would anyone say no to that?” Many speakers — parents and students — criticized the BOE and superintendent’s action, questioning their rationale and process in replacing Chmiel. Alana Lutkowski | Sales Associate NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® 2017, 2020-2022
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According to a statement issued Tuesday by Chmiel, he was asked to resign, and when he refused, at least until he was ready, he was put on paid administrative leave, presumably until his contract would not be renewed at the end of the year. He does not have tenure in the district. Pointing out the widespread support that he has received, Chmiel’s statement claimed that he was not asked to resign because of his performance, but because of a few who “feel I may not be the right fit.” He also cited “retaliation” and “sending a message of who’s in charge” as reasons for his dismissal. Foster, who was up for appointment as interim PHS principal at last night’s meeting, was formerly superintendent of the Robbinsville Public School District from 2016 to 2020 and served as PPS interim assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in 2022. In an email to the PPS community, Kelley noted that Foster “has the advantage of knowing our schools and our district well.” She added, “Dr. Foster is highly respected among educators in our area and throughout New Jersey.” Prior to serving as Robbinsville superintendent, Foster was assistant superintendent in Robbinsville and principal at Pond Road Middle School. She received her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, her master’s degree in education administration from Rider University, and her bachelor’s degree from Hope College in Michigan. —Donald Gilpin
Rider Mock Trial Wins Entry in Semi-Finals
On February 18 and 19, Rider Mock Trial competed in its first American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) tournament hosted by Princeton University. The team compiled a 7-1 record, including a 2-0 sweep against the top-seeded team in the tournament, and earned a spot in the Opening Round Championship Series, the national semi-finals of the mock trial world. The team will compete i n t h e A M TA O p e n i n g Round Championship Series on March 18 and 19 in Cincinnati. “When they called Rider University out loud, the entire team burst into tears,” says senior compet it ion captain and health care management major Camryn Curnuck. “We outperformed some of the top teams in the countr y, including Tufts, Princeton University, MIT, and the University of Maryland, among others.” “Funding a new school team is no small task. A number of generous donors, many of them Rider alumni, allowed our team to quickly accept the invitation to the national tournament,” said Micah Rasmussen ’92, director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics and faculty adviser for the team. “We’re all really looking forward to seeing where this special group goes from here.” The simulated court cases of a mock trial competition help students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, in addition to learning about legal practices and procedures. Every
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August, AMTA releases a case packet of supporting documents for that year’s competition season. The packet, often hundreds of pages long, consists of everything the students will need to present their case, including depositions, witness statements, transcripts and more. The teams must thoroughly read and analyze this material, committing all the details to memory. “Our invitational season was rough,” said Curnuck. “We had several members drop out when they realized the extent of the work involved, some even as late as two nights before a tournament. But we continued to work together, practicing day and night, and even over winter break via Zoom.” Unlike in the real world of law, teams participating in a mock trial must defend and prosecute both sides of the given case. Each team is then evaluated on individual attorney and witness performances on a scale of 1-10. The team that compiles the most points in that round, wins the ballot. After four rou nds, t he tour nament concludes with a ranking of all participating teams, with the top-ranking teams qualifying for the next level of competition. At the competition, Rider tied for second with the University of Maryland, with Curnuck winning an AllRegional Attorney award for compiling 19 out of a possible 20 points overall. Emily Paruk, a sophomore acting for film, television and theatre major, won an All-Regional Witness award. Curnuck said that the allfemale team received wonderful support from many of the competing schools. “So many people said that they love that we have a ‘powerful all-female team.’ But ultimately, we hope to get to the point where that is the last thing people have to say about us, the first thing being, ‘Rider is unstoppable,’” she said. Alan Medvin, a retired New Jersey trial lawyer and head coach for the team, notes that after the tournament’s closing ceremonies, ot her coache s told h im Rider’s accomplishment as a new team was “unfathomable,” a “Cinderella story.”
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On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, passengers of the Jewish refugee ship SS St. L ouis w ill par ticipate in a special program at The Jewish Center Princeton. The program will include the screening of the awardwinning documentary film, Complicit, and will feature St. Louis surviving passengers Eva Wiener (live) and Sonja Geismar (Zoom), and filmmaker Robert M. Krakow (Zoom). All three will participate in the post film Q&A. Turned away by the United States on June 6, 1939, while they were within sight of the palm trees of Miami Beach, these Jewish refugees of the SS St. Louis made their way back to America, becoming exceptional citizens and making extraordinary contributions in medicine, science, law, and human rights. After having been denied entr y by Cuba, the ship carrying over 900 Jewish r e f u g e e s e s c ap i n g N a z i
terror were denied safe haven by Secretary of State Cordell Hull. Their pleas to the government of Canada were again refused political asylum. Denying safe haven to t hese ref ugees by the United States sent the message to Hitler that J e w s w e r e e x p e n d ab l e . The death of many of the passengers at the hands of Nazi terror was only the beginning of the Holocaust. The fact that political and diplomatic decisions have human rights implications is well known to Geismar and Wiener. T h is pro g r a m is op e n t h e p u b l i c . V i s i t i n fo @ thejewishcenter.com, call (609) 921-0100, or visit thejewishcenter.org.
Saint Peter’s Hospital Earns Women’s Choice Awards
Saint Peter’s University Hospital has been named as one of America’s Best Hospitals by the Women’s Choice Award, the source for the best in health care. The award signifies that Saint Peter’s is one of the top health care providers in the country based on a review of almost 5,000 hospitals. Saint Peter’s was recognized in the areas of patient experience, comprehensive breast care, cancer care, mammogram imaging, minimally invasive surgery, obstetrics, patient safety, stroke care, and women’s services. “To be recognized in one d e s ig n ate d are a by t h e Wom e n’s Ch oi c e Aw ard given its high standards is truly an honor, so receiving recognition in nine clinical specialties speaks volumes about Saint Peter’s longstanding dedication to women’s health,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, president and CEO, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “Our ongoing commitment to deliver the best possible health care is demonstrated each day by a team of exceptional physicians, nurses, technicians, and health care professionals.” The methodology for the America’s Best Hospitals is unique in that it combines n at ion a l ac c re d it at ion s, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results and hospital outcome scores with primary research about women’s health care preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in patient services based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. “As chief caregivers of the family, women use the health system to care for t heir ch ildren, spous es, and parents, often putting their ow n health aside,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. Women tend to be very selective when choosing hospitals. Being able to take care of all of her health care needs in one place is important and time saving for her. We take pride in helping her choose with confidence by verifying the hospitals that are the very best at providing patient care. Since women represent the cornerstone of a family’s overall health, ensuring she has access to quality care at every stage can also lead to improved health for all.”
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“That is why people are so heated about this, because we bear a lof that,” she said “We bear it willingly, but we bear it.” Betsy Brown of Edgehill Street said that for those who live in historic homes, displaced groundwater is the biggest worry. Water is displaced when there is underground building like a swimming pool or underground garage, and that water gets displaced usually into other people’s foundations and basements, she said. “I know it’s too early, but the developer has been talking for a while about building an underground garage. That would be a death sentence for many of the older buildings on Edgehill and Mercer streets,” she said. “They just couldn’t take the displacement. This should be out of the question. So please consider the impact of groundwater digging deep.”
Brad Middlekauff of Hibben Road thanked municipal officials for putting the meeting together and urged them to publicize future gatherings more broadly so that members of the surrounding community can participate. He also encouraged planners to reveal details of density and scale early in the process. Mlenak said the meeting was the first of many. The next is on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the municipal building. “We will make a better effort to canvas the community a little bit more, to get more involvement,” he said. “We have to balance your concerns with community concerns, but the concerns we’ve heard today are of primary importance because you’re the ones that are going to be the most impacted potentially by the development of the site.” —Anne Levin Alana Lutkowski | Sales Associate NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® 2017, 2020-2022
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Sustainable Display Wins Gold Medal For MCCC
Mercer County Community College (MCCC) continued its winning streak in a historic way this year, shattering previous records at the Philadelphia Flower Show and taking home the gold medal in the Education category for its “Majestic” display at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. “This is our third gold medal since 2017,” said Professor Amy Ricco, coordinator of the college’s Horticulture, Science and Sustainability Program. MCCC horticulture students also took home two additional medals and an honorable mention — breaking the college’s previous record. MCCC was the only New Jersey institution represented in the Education category. The students competed against colleges such as Temple University, University of Delaware, and Delaware Valley University and secondary schools such as W.B. High School of Agricultural Sciences and Lakeside School Greenhouse. “Our competitors have landscape architecture programs, which makes for tough competition,” said Ricco. In addition to the gold medal in the education category, MCCC received the Chicago Horticultural Society Flower Show Medal, which goes to an educational exhibit showing outstanding horticultural skill
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GRABBING THE GOLD: Mercer County Community College’s horticulture program won top honors at the Philadelphia Flower Show with its display. and knowledge in a nationally recognized flower show. The group also received the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Gold Medal Award, which acknowledges best use of PHS Gold Medal Plants, and an Honorable Mention for the PHS Gardening for the Greater Good Educational Award. “For the PHS Gold Medal Award, we were in competition against every other major exhibitor including those outside of the education division,” said Ricco. Mercer County Community
College has been a competitor in the Philadelphia Flower Show for nearly a decade. This year’s motif was more simplistic and sustainable, a noted shift from prior years. The display was composed of smart plant choices using native plant species. Centered around the color purple, flower show visitors were greeted with elegant signage explaining the plantings as they meandered along a purple stepping-stone walk through a serene garden filled with flowering plants, greenery, tall trees and a contained waterfall.
Ricco and the students worked with horticulture Adjunct Professor David DeFrange, and enlisted with campus staff and the college’s Graphic Design Club under the guidance of faculty members Mauro Zamora and Tina LaPlaca. A $10,000 grant from the Mercer County Community College Foundation along with support from the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society and Mercer County Community College provided the resources to make the college’s award-winning display.
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Mailbox Wondering How Town Expects Larger Families to Use One Garbage Can
To the Editor: I love our town. I do not love our new garbage system. I don’t understand how Princeton expects a larger family (4+ family members) to be able to fit a week’s worth of garbage into one can. Many other municipalities have twice-a-week collection, which would make one garbage can feasible for a family of my size. Once-a-week collection results in overfilled cans which spill into the street. It’s also quite ridiculous to expect us to pay an annual leasing fee of $150-$300 per additional can. If this were a one-time purchase fee, it’s understandable, but annually? Come on. MINDA ALENA Christopher Drive, Ettl Farm
“Welcome to Princeton, Settled in 1683” Sign Appears to Be Accurate
To the Editor: Did anyone “live” in Princeton before 1683, either Indigenous or European? This question is raised by a letter in Mailbox, March 15 [“Welcome to Princeton’ Signs Should Recognize Lenni Lenape as Initial Inhabitants”]. Although I am not a historian by profession, I enjoy history and enjoy it even more when it is accurate. Having grown up on the other side of the Sourland Mountains, I have had an interest in the Lenape people since childhood. The people commonly referred to as Lenni Lenape were also known as the Delawares, and for good reason. They controlled a large area including parts of what are now Delaware, Pennsylvania, Southern New York, Staten
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Island, and, of course, New Jersey. According to available information, their settlements were primarily in the Delaware Valley, coming eastward seasonally only to hunt and fish. Archaeologic findings as close to Princeton as Plainsboro are thought to be indications of a camp rather than settlement. It appears that no evidence has yet been found in Princeton to indicate that a Lenape settlement was ever established here. In addition, archaeological evidence indicates that an earlier Indigenous people occupied this space prior to the Lenape. Their tools were of different material and they, unlike the Lenape, did not use pottery. Evidence suggests that the Lenape, consistent with their own cosmology, the Wolam Olam, originated far north of the Mid-Atlantic, migrated south, and displaced the prior occupants of the land. Since neither the Lenni Lenape nor their predecessors left evidence of a settlement, the “Welcome to Princeton, Settled in 1683” sign appears to be accurate and gets my vote. MARC I. MALBERG, M.D. Autumn Hill Road
compounds). Coffee beans are no different than that steak or loaf of bread you cook, have cooked, or eat in that manner. As noted at our first meeting, we are looking to develop an artisanal cafe where members of our community and its visitors can congregate. We intend to bring new fun jobs to Princeton that would otherwise not be here. We have no interest in building a commercial roasting operation and intend to limit the amount and hours that we roast for artisanal purposes. We anticipated the possibility of concern about the aromas we would generate in the few hours we will roast per week. As noted in the letter last week, our intention is to invest in equipment to burn the aromas and particles so that there is little to no impact to neighbors. In summary, as opposed to restaurants and backyard grills in and around town, the use of the afterburner will remove the smells. There are several broad brush statements made in the letter regarding the safety and impact of roasting in the air we breathe that at best are inaccurate and harmful, and have, very simply, never been validated by the scientific community. Roasting coffee is a practice that has been in place since the 15th century. There are over 2,000 specialty (non-commercial) roasting companies in the United States alone. We look forward to the opportunity to provide this enriching experience to Princeton. To the Editor: SAKRID COFFEE ROASTERS We are not just owners of a business in Princeton, we live Nassau Street here too. The reason our beautiful town and many others across the country and the world have cafes is because they are the modern day meeting place for all walks of life. A refreshing place to have a conversation, meet new people, and learn new things. Our goal is to be as additive To the Editor: to the community as feasible. We see our new cafe at 300 As I was bicycling to the local Princeton Shopping Center Witherspoon as the best way to both serve a cup of coffee last week, I saw that the scrub pine and trash on the corner and bring our community closer to the source — the bean of Terhune and Harrison had been cleared. Finally, after — and the process — the roast. years of discussion, housing will be built — where it can Last week’s letter to the editor [“Zoning Board Meeting do the most good. Will Address Application for Coffee Roasting Variance,” I admit mixed feelings about losing trees, but there are Mailbox, March 15] notes a NIOSH bulletin that is in ref- hundreds of acres of trees preserved 1/2 mile north in erence to exposure by employees directly responsible for Autumn Hill Reserve and Herrontown Woods. roasting at commercial roasting plants (not people downFor decades, this corner was understood to be a perfect wind from the exhaust vent). The detailed NIOSH reports location for proximate, walkable housing next to shopping actually go on to further say that there is less exposure and medical facilities and Grover Park — right on a main at roasting facilities than at traditional cafes (where the road with bus service. This is a great living location for coffee is ground). people without a car. Cooking organic matter releases VOCs (volatile organic The Council cracked some eggs and made a terrific omelet. Thanks for their courage. DOUG RUBIN Laurel Road
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To the Editor: I am writing is regards to the proposed development at Nassau and Harrison streets. Wake up, Princeton, and stop allowing greed to masquerade as affordable housing. The development at Princeton Shopping Center, the planned destruction of buildings on Nassau Street (near St. Paul’s Church) with new construction of multi-story units in their place, and now the proposed huge structure at the corner of Nassau and Harrison streets are being touted as affordable housing done right. The truth is that 80 percent of these projects are intended to generate profits for the developers while only 20 percent will be affordable units. These corporations grab their money and move to other locations, leaving our community to deal with the traffic, safety issues and increased burdens on our school system they create. Princeton deserves better. MARYANN WITALEC KEYES Franklin Avenue
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Novey Discusses New Novel At Labyrinth on March 29
Connections After 60 is Topic Of Book Event at Labyrinth Gray Love: Stories About Dating and New Relationships After 60 ( Rutgers University Press $24.95 ) is a new collection of stories about dating, starting or ending a relationship, and embracing life alone or enjoying a partner, written by 45 men and women between ages 60 and 94. An in-person event at Labyrinth Books on Tuesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. will feature one of the book’s editors, and several contributors. The book is edited by Nan Bauer-Maglin, a panel member, and by Daniel E. Hood. The longing for connection as age encroaches is palpable here, with more and more senior singles searching online. Those who find new partners explore issues that most relationships encounter at any age, as well as some that are unique to elder relationships. These include having had previous partners and a complicated and deep personal history; family and friends’ reactions to an older person’s dating; alternative models to marriage (such as sharing space or living apart); having more than one partner at the same time; one’s aging body, appearance, and sexuality; and the pressure of time. Bauer-Maglin, a professor emerita at the City University of New York, has put together eight collections on topics such as stepfamilies, retirement, feminism, death, dying and choice, and older parents. Before Gray Love,
she edited Widows’ Words: Women Write on the Experience of Grief: The First Year, The Long Haul, and Everything In Between. Cynthia McVay is a wildlife biologist and management consultant who now focuses on writing, painting, foraging, and rowing. Her work can be found in Orion, The Pennsylvania Gazette, and other literary journals. She is working on a book of essays, How to Land in a Field. Dustin Beall Smith is the recipient of the 2007 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize in Nonfiction for his book Key Grip: A Memoir of Endless Consequences. His essays have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Gettysburg Review, Hotel A mer ika, T he L ouisv ille Review, New York Times Sunday Magazine, R iver Teeth, The Sun, Writing on the Edge, and elsewhere. He retired from teaching at Gettysburg College in 2021. Mimi Schwartz’s recent books include Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited — Echoes of My Father’s German Village; When History Is Personal; Thoughts from a Queen-Sized Bed; and Writing True: the Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction. Her short work has appeared in Ploughshares, Agni, The Missouri Review, Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, The Boston Globe, including 10 Notables in Best American Essays. She is Professor Emerita in Writing at Stockton University.
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In Take What You Need: A Novel (Viking $ 28), author Idra Novey considers the joys and difficulty of family, the ease with which we let distance mute conflict, and the power we can draw from creative pursuits. Novey and fellow novelist Yiyun Li will discuss the book at Labyrinth Books, and online, on Wednesday, March 29 at 6 p.m. This event is co-presented by Labyrinth Books and the Princeton Public Librar y and co-sponsored by Princeton University’s Humanities Council and Lewis Center for the Arts. Visit labyrinthbooks.com for online registration. Set in the Allegheny Mountains of Appalachia, Take What You Need traces the parallel lives of Jean and her beloved but estranged stepdaughter, Leah, who’s sought a clean break from her rural childhood. In Leah’s urban life with her young family, she has revealed little about how much she misses her stepmother’s hard-won insights and joyful lack of inhibition. But with Jean’s death, Leah must return to sort through what’s been left behind. She discovers that Jean has fi lled the house with giant sculptures she’s welded from scraps of the area’s industrial history, and there is a young man now living in the house who’s played an unknown role in Jean’s last years and in her art. The Boston Globe said of the book, “Concerned with characters who fall outside easily defined categories, it tackles big questions — like what qualifies as art — as well as the aching human need to be seen ... Novey has fashioned an insightful work of art about art.”
Novey is also the author of the acclaimed novels Those Who Knew Her and Ways to Disappear. Her poetry collections include Exit, Cvilian; The Next Country; and Clarice: The Visitor. Her works as a translator include Clarice Lispector’s novel The Passion According to G.H. and a co-translation with Ahmad Nadalizadeh of Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian, Lean Against This Late Hour. She teaches fiction at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. Li’s most recent book is The Book of Goose. Her previous novels are Must I Go; Where Reasons End; Kinder Than Solitude; A Thousand Years of Good Prayers ; The Vagrants ; and Gold Boy, Emerald Girl; and the memoir Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life. Like Novey, she teaches creative writing at Princeton.
Desmond, Yamahtta-Taylor Discuss “Poverty, by America”
In his new book, Poverty, by America (Crown $28) , Matthew Desmond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted, reimagines the debate on poverty, contending that it persists in America because others benefit from it. In the Thursday, March 23, 6 p.m. event at Nassau Presbyterian Church, Desmond will be joined in conversation by fellow scholar on housing and poverty in America, author, and activist Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor. Andrea Elliott, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her book Invisible Child, will introduce the speakers. The event is free but ticketed. Tickets can be reserved at povertybyamerica.eventbrite.com. In Poverty, by America Desmond, professor of sociology at Princeton University, author of four books, and the principal investigator of The Eviction Lab at Princeton, draws on history, research, and original reporting to show how affluent Americans knowingly and unknowingly keep poor people poor. According to the book, the financially
secure exploit the poor, driving down their wages while forcing them to overpay for housing and access to cash and credit. Desmond advocates for becoming poverty abolitionists, to usher in a “new age of shared prosperity and, at last, true freedom.” The book was the cover review in the New York Times Book Review on March 19. Reviewer Alec MacGillis wrote, “Poverty, by America is a compact jeremiad on the persistence of extreme want in a nation of extraordinary wealth, a distillation into argument form of the message embedded within the narrative of Evicted.” Yamahtta-Taylor’s Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book
Award. She is the author, in addition, of From #Blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation. She is a contributing writer at The New Yorker and professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University. Elliott is an investigative reporter for The New York Times and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, once for feature writing, and once for her book Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival, and Hope in an American City. This event is co-presented by Labyrinth Books and the Princeton Public Library and co-sponsored by Princeton University’s Humanities Council, and several academic departments. Housing Initiatives of Princeton and HomeFront are also co-sponsors, and part of the proceeds from the sale of Desmond’s book will benefit both of these organizations.
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Finding “The Best of Us” at the Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale
t the 2009 Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale, I found a book on a cart marked “Declined by Collector’s Corner,” the room where the rarest volumes are displayed. Given the event’s stated purpose (funding student scholarships) and timing (March being Women’s History Month), Hart’s Class Book of Poetry (1845) seemed worth a closer look. Compiled by John S. Hart, principal of the Philadelphia High School, the time-worn little anthology had a name and date written in brown ink on the title page (“Lizzie Shipp, June 18, 1858”) and under that, the words “school almost out.” I bought the book not because it had been marked down to a dollar, nor because it was appropriate to the purpose of the sale or the national occasion; it was the specificity of time and place matched with the owner’s name. If it had been Elizabeth Shipp, I might have left this foundling on the reject cart, except that this was an anthology of selections from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Wordsworth and Coleridge that belonged to a school girl who signed herself Lizzie, a name that for me still sings with the immediacy of the moment. I can almost hear the cries of “Lizzie! Lizzie!” echoing down the hallways and out on the schoolyard. But there’s another, later date at the bottom of the title page: “June 21st 1861 examination next week.” Apparently Lizzie had lived with the book for three years, the Civil War was looming, and now here she is in the 21st century on the magic carpet of this weathered volume, denied a place in Collector’s Corner, like one of the “homeless poets of Bryn Mawr” I wrote about in my first piece on the sale in March 2004. Making Volunteers Smile In last Sunday’s visit to Collector’s Corner, I found Iliana Bjorling-Sachs and Julie Steinman busy unloading and stocking the usual assortment of treasures and curiosities. They were particularly elated about books from the library of Princeton historian James McPherson, and not only the older, rarer volumes such as the Personal Reminiscences of Gen. R.E. Lee or McClellan’s Own Story. What had them smiling were the ones that the young McPherson, born in 1936, had written his name in, perhaps when he was the same age as Lizzie Shipp and had yet to know that the subject of his life’s work would be the Civil War. In fact, Collector’s Corner has much to offer in addition to rare and pricey volumes. Last year I wrote about some things I found on the tables marked Ephemera (“How I Spent $8 at the BMW Book Sale and Came Home Happy”), including a brochure about Jack Kerouac, a paperback on Kafka, a booklet about the inventor of the saxophone, a piece of sheet music from 1934, and a facsimile of a typed memo
from Orson Welles suggesting sound and editing changes for his film Touch of Evil. This year just before I left, Julie and Iliana showed me a Women’s History Month coup — a program for the June 1916 National Woman’s Party Convention in Chicago, headed “Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage.” Decoding R.L.S. One recent morning when the New York Times was late in arriving, I had breakfast with a piece of ephemera I found at a long ago Bryn Mawr sale. This copy of the November 1923 issue of Scribner’s magazine has been in the family for years because of the cover showing a cat like a sibling of our tuxedos Dizzy, Nick, and Nora rubbing up against a Russian wolfhound like the one that belonged to our then-next door neighbors. Besides being more convenient than the huge splayed- out pages of the Times, t he 10 0 - ye ar- old magazine was easier — and less depre s s i ng — to read with toast and c of fe e. A f te r 70 pages of advertising, volume LXXIV No. 9 opened with “An Intimate Portrait of RLS by His Stepson, Lloyd Osborne.” Even readers old enough to have grown up with A Child’s Garden of Verses or Treasure Island may not associate those initials with Robert Louis Stevenson. Lloyd Osborne w as 8 ye ar s old when he met the man who would become his stepfather: “He was tall and slight, with light brown hair, a small golden mustache, and a beautiful ruddy complexion; and was so gay and buoyant that he kept everyone in fits of laughter. He wore a funny-looking little round cap, such as schoolboys used to have in England.” The detail of the schoolboy cap brought Stevenson to life for me in that breakfast moment — another example of residual book sale chemistry. When I was growing up, Stevenson was a pleasant fact of everyday life, his handsome face on a card in Authors, a game I played with my parents and friends; his image could also be found in the biography at the back of the Classic Comic of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The likeness seemed a bit sinister, closer to John Wilkes Booth than the more glamorous image on the Authors card, but then I was
reading Classic Comic No. 13 when America was at war with Germany and Japan, my experience of the novel haunted by the “fiend Hyde” who could overpower and possess Dr. Jekyll “without warning at any moment, any hour.” 1923-2023 Another history lesson of sorts can be intuited from that November 1923 issue of Scribners, which is teeming with what George Kennan used to call “advertising matter,” ranging from Carter’s “writing fluid” and Shur-on Spectacles and Eyeglasses to a painterly full color ad for Steinway, “The Instrument of the Immortals,” showing Sergei Rachmaninoff at work in his cozy lamplit study (“in this quiet room are born the brilliant effects which distinguish his musical creations”). One of the most handsomely designed color pages is for a Kohler Viceroy built-in bathtub (“A Glorious Bathroom” ) . A nd, no surprise, there are pages adver tising books from various publishers, including one featuring e d it ion s of Rob er t Louis Stevenson opposite Edith Wharton’s “greatest novel,” A Son at the Front, “at sale at all bookstores for $2.00”; the notice comes with favorable quotes from newspapers in New York, Boston, and Chicago, headed, of course, by the New York Times, then as now “the newspaper of record.” Another ad on Stevenson’s page worth mentioning in the context of this column is Ventures in Book Collecting, which is situated next to a boxed notice (“Companionable Books”) for the “fourth large printing” of Princeton author Henry van Dyke’s latest work. The last actual article in a magazine published in 1923 and bookended by more than a hundred pages promoting numerous products is headed “Hesitant Markets and the Financial Future” with the subhead “Stock Exchange Fluctuations Which Foreshadow Nothing.” Wednesday Is Now Edith Wharton’s A Son at the Front, along with a remarkably voluminous selection of her many other works, can be found at this year’s Bryn Mawr-Wellesley sale. At least that was the case two days ago. Even though the set-up was still in progress when I looked in, with stacks of boxes towering against the walls, I could
already imagine the magnificent immensity of the completed enterprise. Having witnessed the roaring chaos of Wednesday morning at the 2022 sale, and having recently viewed HBO’s dystopian series The Last of Us (where survivor Ellie’s most precious possession is a battered paperback No Pun Intended: Volume Too), I can imagine an apocalyptic fate for Tuesday night’s fabulous metropolis of printed matter, all its manifold neighborhoods calm, safe, and undisturbed by human hands other than those of the many volunteers; the subject areas well-marked and neatly arranged: history, science, biography all in coherent formation in one of the two vast spaces, literary classics fiction, children’s books, in another, and the treasure island of Collector’s Corner a short distance away in a district all its own. By Wednesday morning when this issue of the paper lands in driveways, real and virtual, the once fabulous city of books will resemble the immediate aftermath of a natural catastrophe. So I ask myself, why go into detail about books that have already been trucked away by dealers or eagerly snatched up by bibliophiles paying the $30 entry fee? It’s as if I were celebrating the casinos and saloons of old San Francisco on the eve of the great 1906 earthquake. That said, another rebuilt if somewhat smaller-scaled city of wonders will be there for those who show up Thursday through Sunday when admission is free. And keep in mind that in the Wednesday morning frenzy hurried buyers inevitably abandon all sorts of desirable items. There could be a whole street in Book Sale City named Overlook Avenue. nd what of Lizzie Shipp? Surely her descendants and namesakes are still to be found somewhere in the New York-Philadelphia metropolitan area. After a hasty look online, the best I could do is a “massage therapist” at Desert Rose Salon Spa whose boyfriend or husband is a cross between Roy Kent and Coach Beard on the hit series Ted Lasso that just began a new season on AppleTV+. Don’t let the implications of “massage therapist” mislead you about this possible descendant of Elizabeth Shipp. You can tell she’s worthy of her sister in time by the first image on her Instagram page, where she’s hunkered down in a sweatshirt and jeans, head propped on hand, as if pondering “what’s past, or passing, or to come.” —Stuart Mitchner —— The book sale is located in two gymnasiums at the Stuar t Countr y Day School, 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton. Hours are Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Collector’s Corner closes; and Sunday, $10 Box Day, from 10 a.m. to noon (standard “wine box” size only).
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Princeton Pro Musica Performs Monumental Bach “Passion” at Full Strength
fter three years of stop-and-start choral performance, Princeton Pro Musica has returned to what the ensemble does best — presenting choral/ orchestral masterworks. This past Sunday, just in time for the composer’s 338th birthday, the 80-voice chorus performed Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion. Led by Pro Musica Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau and accompanied by the early music period orchestra La Fiocco and six vocal soloists, the singers of Pro Musica well demonstrated why pieces such as this have been their mainstay for the past 40 years. Bach’s Johannes-Passion musically set the “passion narrative” of the suffering and death of Jesus as recorded in the canonical gospel of the apostle John. Bach illuminated John’s texts with arias, recitatives, and choruses, dramatically led by an Evangelist representing John, as well as the characters of Jesus and Pontius Pilate. In Sunday afternoon’s performance, Princeton Pro Musica and La Fiocco were joined by soloists Scott Caldicott Wilson singing the role of the Evangelist, Will Doreza as Jesus, and Jesse Blumberg singing the role of Pilate. Soprano Madeline Apple Healy, alto Robin Bier, and tenor Eric Finbarr Carey rounded out a vocal quartet with Doreza to provide additional musical commentary on the text. The source of the libretto for this work is unclear; it is possible that Bach himself compiled the poems, non-liturgical texts and chorales to complement the Biblical texts. The opening chorus of St. John Passion set the theological tone for the entire piece, opening with block choral chords proclaiming “Lord, our ruler.” This type of homophonic chorus is right in Pro Musica’s wheelhouse, as the ensemble sang the block chords decisively. The Evangelist tells the passion story through recitative secco, a musical form in which a singer is accompanied by a continuo ensemble of lower string and keyboard instruments. In Sunday’s performance, the continuo was comprised of cellist Rebecca Humphrey, viola da gamba player Donna Fournier (who also doubled on cello), violone player Benjamin Rechel, lutenist Daniel Swenberg, harpsichordist Lewis Baratz, and portative organist Joyce Chen. As the Evangelist Wilson carried almost all of the dramatic narrative and although beginning with a lighter sound, warmed up to the role quickly, maintaining strong and clean vocal lines to transmit the massive amount of text. Wilson shifted moods especially well in the closing sections of the Passion. From
the podium, Brandau wisely allowed that some of the music of the Evangelist and continuo unfold unconducted, as Wilson and the accompanying musicians kept the flow moving well. The other two major characters in Bach’s work were Jesus, sung by baritone Doreza, and Pilate, sung by baritone Blumberg. Blumberg was a stand-out performer of the concert, singing with animation, clean runs and a vocal tone full of color. As Jesus, Doreza’s role was reactionary, often answering questions posed by other characters. Doreza seemed to be aiming for a humble portrayal of Jesus, with the result that he was often hard to hear, although it was clear that he was capable of much more sound. Blumberg doubled as the bass in the vocal quartet providing commentary on the story, joined by soprano Healey, alto Bier, and tenor Carey. Carey was another exceptional soloist in this performance, well capturing the desperation of the text in a Part I aria. In a later aria acknowledging God’s mercy amidst the turmoil of the passion story, Carey was particularly expressive and found a great deal of dynamic range, all elegantly accompanied by two viole d’amore played by Susann Iadone and Edmundo T. Ramirez. Soprano Healey had two arias in the work, which she sang with a vocal tone that was almost too light at times. Her top register was her best asset, with the Part I “Ich folge dir” gracefully accompanied by Baroque flutists Eve Friedman and Susan Graham. Alto Bier showed her trademark rich singing in the dramatic cornerstone aria “Es ist vollbracht,” which she sang as a poignant commentary in musical dialogue with gamba player Fournier. he chorus played a number of characters throughout the work, with all movements showing solid preparation. Although the choral articulation in the opening chorus was a bit heavy, quick-moving lines later in the work were smoothly handled. The chorales interpolated into the text were sung with a solid block of sound, and a chamber chorus within the full ensemble sang brisker choruses nimbly. Unusual for Richardson Auditorium in this performance was the difference in sound balance between the balcony and orchestra levels. Unfortunately, balcony audience members may have missed some of the more subtle passages of music that were lost in the orchestral palette, but Pro Musica’s faithful audience clearly enjoyed hearing this rarely-heard Bach masterpiece. — Nancy Plum
Princeton Pro Musica will present its final concert of the 2022-23 season on Saturday, May 6 at 4 p.m. at Princeton University Chapel. This performance will commemorate the 80th birthday of noted American composer Morten Lauridsen. Ticket information can be obtained by visiting princetonpromusica.org.
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1PM Social Event | 3PM Concert MARCH 28
Photo courtesy A. Van Jordan
A memorial to those lost during the pandemic featuring soprano Teresa Wakim and mezzo-soprano Kristen Dubenion-Smith in Bach arias and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Althea Ward Clark W’21
A. Van Jordan, poetry Emma Cline, fiction
Award-winning poet A. Van Jordan, author of five poetry collections including M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A and the forthcoming When I Waked, I Cried to Dream Again (W.W. Norton, 2023), and novelist Emma Cline, author of The Girls and the forthcoming book The Guest (May 2023), read from their work.
7:30 P.M. photo by Nathan Bajar
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OLDIES BUT GOODIES: The Spinners are among the artists who will be performing old favorites at the State Theatre New Jersey on April 14.
SCHUBERT AND MORE: Ruth Ochs leads the Westminster Community Orchestra, coming to the Westminster campus Sunday, April 2. decade of the 1970s. They dominated the charts with 11 Westminster Community Orchestra music theory and compo- common goal: the desire to top 20 pop singles, including sition major Evan Davis. make wonderful music for seven top five pop hits, and Presents “Rosamunde Revisited” The Westminster Commu- Rounding out the program themselves and their com- 14 top five R&B hits. Sonny Bivins Manhattans nity Orchestra, conducted by will be readings from texts munity. For more information, call got their start in Jersey City Ruth Ochs, will present a con- by von Chezy, who struggled cert titled “Rosamunde Revis- for proper recognition during (609) 921-7104 or email con- high schools in 1962. Sonny was the leader of the band email@example.com. ited” on Sunday, April 2 at 7 her lifetime. and wrote most of their hits. Now in her 18th season as p.m. in Hillman Auditorium of Their first hit was “I Wanna the Marian Buckelew Cullen conductor and music direc- Classic R&B Groups Center on the Westminster tor of the Westminster Com- Come to New Brunswick Be Your Ever y thing.” In State Theatre New Jersey 1968, they won the Most Campus of Rider University munity Orchestra, Ochs has on Walnut Lane. A suggested led the orchestra in perfor- presents a “Classic R &B Promising Group award by donation of $10/person will mances of major orchestral Spectacular” with The Spin- NATRA. In the early ’70s, and choral-orchestral works, ners, Sonny Bivins Manhat- “One Life to Live” and be accepted at the door. The concert program is built including symphonies by tans, The Trammps featuring “There’s No Me Without around the history of a beau- Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn, Earl Young, and Parker J on You” both hit No. 3 on the tiful melody — the Schubert Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Shosta- Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. R&B chart. The group had Rosamunde theme, which kovich, and Tchaikovsky. Un- Tickets range from $39-$89. 45 hits on the Billboard’s The Spinners, from the R&B chart. Their signature Schubert originally used as der her leadership, the orpart of incidental music for a chestra continues to feature suburbs of Detroit, formed hit, “Kiss and Say Goodbye,” play written by Helmina von ensembles and soloists from in 1960 and their first hit written by Blue Lovett, was Chezy. The orchestra will per- the Westminster Conserva- single, “That’s What Girls No. 1 on both the pop and form Schubert’s Zauberharfe tory and highlight works by are Made For,” made the top R&B charts and was only Overture, an independent local and under-represented five on the R&B chart. They the second single ever to go signed with Berry Gordy’s platinum. work historically linked with composers. The Trammps featuring Ochs is in her 21st season Motown label, but had limthe play, and selections from the incidental music, includ- as the conductor of the Princ- ited success throughout the Earl Young is a soul band ing the Rosamunde theme. eton University Sinfonia. Now ’60s. In 1972, they switched that later evolved into disThe concert will also include in its 38th season, the West- to Atlantic Records and co. Young is recognized as the second movement from minster Community Orches- began their collaboration the creator of the PhilaGrieg’s Symphonic Dances, tra is made up of professional w it h Ph iladelph ia - bas ed delphia Sound, as well as the “Intermezzo” from Goy- and gifted amateur musicians songwriter-producer Thom drumming on many of B.B. escas by Granados, and the from New Jersey and Penn- Bell, resulting in a string of King’s, Wilson Pickett’s, and world premiere of “Frontier,” sylvania. They come from hit singles on the pop and Johnny Mathis’ hits. Special by Rider University senior all walks of life but share a R&B charts throughout the guest Parker J, who is from
Roselle, will be opening the show. State Theatre New Jersey is at 15 Livingston Avenue. For tickets and more information, visit STNJ.org.
Cellist/Guitarist Duo Perform at Institute
Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street. This concert is a memorial to those lost during the pandemic. Featuring soprano Teresa Wakim and mezzosoprano Kristen DubenionSmith, the program opens with music by J. S. Bach and also includes works by Silvius Weiss, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi.
Cellist Kimberly Patterson and guitarist Patrick Sutton will appear on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Study. Admission is free. The duo have been featured artists at the Guitar Foundation of America Convention, and have an ongoing relationship with The Juilliard School as Juilliard Global Visiting Artists. Their program will include music by Atanas Ourkouzounov, Ricardo Iznaola, Stephen Goss, Dusan Bogdanovic, Kristen DubenionBryan Johanson, and MathSmith ias Duplessy. The Dryden Ensemble’s Visit Princetonsymphony. org for tickets, which are season finale, “Swan Songs,” takes place on Sunday, April required. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Princeton Dryden Ensemble Presents Theological Seminary Chapel. Half French and half “Pergolesi & Bach” The Dryden Ensemble pres- English, it includes music ents “Pergolesi and Bach” on from the French court and Saturday, March 25 at 3 p.m. works by Henr y Purcell. at Trinity Episcopal Church, The ensemble will be joined Solebury, 6587 Upper York by Roberta Maxwell, Paul Road, Solebury, Pa.; and Hecht, and Julianne Baird. The Dryden Ensemble inon Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. at Seminary Chapel, cludes Jane McKinley, oboe; Mary Hostetler Hoyt and Edmond Chan, violins; Amy Leonard, viola; Lisa Terry, cello; Anne Trout, double bass; Daniel Swenberg, lute and theorbo: and Webb Wiggins, chamber organ. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $40 for patrons, and free for students with an ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at drydenensemble.org.
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Before an artist can create such a work of art, serious study, training, and application are required. “Artists need more than surface knowledge to progress beyond natural ability and a sharp eye,” points out Anna Neis, founder and executive director of the Princeton Academy of Art (PAA). “Creativity and self-expression are vitally important forms of communication for an artist, but before reaching the point where they can define themselves with complexity, they have to know the building blocks. Learning visual art is similar to learning a verbal language or how to play an instrument. Students must practice. That is what we are here for.” Aspiring Artists Indeed, the PAA offers opportunities for art students to be the best they can be.
Helping to guide aspiring artists of all ages and abilities to achieve their potential is the priority of this special academy. “Art changes the way you see the world. Art speaks to the soul. It is timeless,” says Neis. An accomplished painter, she opened the non-profit academy in 2017 at 138 Nassau Street, after having previously established another art school, the Gemma Art Foundation, also in Princeton. Neis’ love of art began at an early age, she recalls. Growing up in Washington, D.C., she was introduced to museums and galleries by her parents, and she studied art in school in addition to taking private lessons from the age of 12. “I was born to enjoy, art,” she explains. “I loved pictures. I thought in pictures, and I also liked art history.” She later attended classes at the New York School of Visual Arts in New York City, followed by a trip to Italy for further training. She then traveled to the Russian Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, where she studied for seven years and earned a master’s degree in fine art. Classical Approach “It was a very intense, rigorous program,” she says. “It was a classical approach, and I studied art history, drawing, and painting.” Returning to New York City, she wanted to paint, b u t a s s h e p oi nt s ou t, “I wasn’t sure about the
subject matter, and I wanted to know more about the contemporary situation in art. I was schooled in the strict Russian classical tradition, but I found I also wanted to express myself, with my own interpretation.” She decided to continue her studies, this time at the New York Academy of Art, earning another MFA degree, Her love of painting intensified, and she began to focus on contemporary realism, specializing in figurative painting. Through her paintings, she depicts symbols and allegories she refers to as “contemporary myth.” Increasingly successful, Neis has been asked to lecture, and her works have been shown nationally and internationally in New York, San Francisco, Paris, and Tokyo. Her work is in private collections, as well as in the permanent collection of Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, N.Y. She also found that she was becoming very interested in teaching, and after arriving in Princeton 25 years ago she opened the Gemma Art Foundation, a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to the education and promotion of fine arts. This eventually evolved into the PAA. “Teaching art is unique,” she explains. “Blending the didactic teaching of technical skills with the abstract idea of creativity is the most important part of helping students reach their potential.”
Precision and Insight The PAA offers full- and part-time sessions, and currently enrolls 100 students at all levels of ability, including pre-academy (youth aged 7 to 14), teenagers, and adults of all ages. Drawing, painting, sculpture, and art history constitute the curriculum, and the instructors guide the students with expert precision and insight. Teens are generally experienced and serious students, looking to develop and enhance their portfolios for acceptance to college or art school, explains Neis. “T he adu lts are of ten people who had an interest in art, but hadn’t pursued it previously. Some of them may have wanted to go to art school, but didn’t have the chance,” she points out. “Now they can take that first step.” Children are introduced to drawing and painting and art history, she adds, and as she says, “We want it to be colorful and fun for them. We want to enhance their interest and help them to be amazed! And art is something they can do for the rest of their life.” Joy of Teaching Neis teaches adults and college portfolio prep students, and painter Kelsey Doher t y, t he Academy’s operations manager, is the main instructor for the youth program. “This program is almost identical to our adult program,” explains Doherty. “It is classical, technical fine art education at a more digestible level. Children love to learn at a high level, and the information (and hopefully, inspiration) we provide them will stay with them forever. “That is the joy I receive from teaching and working at the academy; helping to inspire the next generation not only to appreciate, but to be successful in the arts. I’m happy to be able to provide these kids with something I didn’t have access to as a young child. This is the education I wish I had had at their age. Looking back, this knowledge really is power.” In addition to drawing and painting instruction, sculpture classes are held at a separate PAA location at 10 Nassau Street. The PA A offers a ver y specific program of study for each group of students. Full-time classes are held five days a week, with a different focus each day, such as still life painting, figure drawing, cast and still life drawing, sculpture, etc. “Our courses focus on the development of observational skills and spatial concepts,” explain Neis and Doherty. “Students will develop technical abilities and improve depth and form perception gradually while growing accustomed to various media” In addition, they continue, “Students will explore the human figure as a structural mechanism consisting of three dimensional volumes in space. They will learn classical proportions, skeletal/muscular structures, and how to understand them from various angles and positions. “They will also study the principles of composition used by artists throughout the history of painting, They
EXCELLENCE IN ART: “Our mission is to bring exceptional quality instruction to artists working in the classical disciplines of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Our students maintain the link to an unbroken chain of training that began hundreds of years ago, and has been passed from teacher to student for generations.” Anna Neis, right, founder and director of the Princeton Academy of Art, and Kelsey Doherty, Academy manager of operations, look forward to helping students achieve their artistic potential. will learn precise systems and strategies developed during the Renaissance and beyond.” Rich History The PAA prides itself on continuing the teaching of art as it developed through the ages, and exposing students to this rich history. “Our curriculum connects students to a living tradition rooted in Italian, French, and Russian classical academies,” reports the PAA’s mission statement. “Continuing this passage of knowledge, our institution brings rigorous training and research of the Old Masters’ techniques and the contemporary vision of personal expression. “We are not reinventing the tradition, simply continuing one that our instructors inherited by studying at the Russian Academy of the Arts.” “We are reviving a standard of fine art education that is extremely hard to find,” adds Doherty. “Its loss is due to a myriad of rapid shif ting ar t movements, starting in the early 1900s, and the lack of preservation of this knowledge over the last hundred years or so.” Working with Neis has been an inspiration for her, she explains. “Before college (the Maryland Institute College of Art), at around 17, I studied at the Gemma Art Foundation, building up my college portfolio. I also worked on technical training — learning the classical tradition showed me how much information I missed out on learning as a young student. So Much More “When I got to college, it became even clearer to me how rare this type of education is as many of my peers struggled in foundational classes. I learned so much from Anna. She not only helped me to expand my portfolio, but to learn so much more.” Classes at the PA A are held from September to June, and there is also a summer session from July 10 to August 18. This is available for children, teens, and adults, and registration is open now. The PAA is also focused on building and maintaining partnerships with local institutions of higher education and other nonprofits, reports Doherty. “We are
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Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture Instruction Are Available from Princeton Academy of Art
currently listed as a partner for the Thomas Edison State Un iver s it y’s C om m u n it y Impact Program (ACI). Creativity is vital to all sectors, and through collaboration, we learn new ways to approach and resolve common problems, but also open the door to creation.” The PAA studio (on the second floor) offers a very appealing and collegial atmosphere. Filled with examples of various art forms, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, and more, it provides a conducive setting in which aspiring artists can both learn and create. New Styles As Princeton University student and first year Academy of Art student Shang Chen has said: “I decided to come to PAA because there are painting techniques I wanted to learn and new styles I wanted to explore that were not taught at many other places. “The classes here are especially enjoyable because of the variety of practices we try during class, such as drawing models but also s t u dy i ng a natomy. T h is class helps me understand the processes of different oil painting artists. Anna is knowledgeable about the traditional techniques of oil painting but also encourages everyone to be creative with color choices and composition, which makes portrait practices feel rewarding.” Sharing her knowledge and love of art with Shang Chen and so many other students is Neis’ priority and pleasure. “What I enjoy most is to share what I have leaned w it h ot her s,” s h e s ays. “There is such incredible power with art. Once you come to appreciate it, you become a different person. Students have told me they have been transformed by art.” Also, she continues, “Art can be a saving grace. When you are creating, in that moment, it can take the mind away from worries and troubles. I hope I can help make a difference in my students’ lives through art.” or information on registration, enrollment, class times, and payment options, call ( 609 ) 454-3721 or visit princetonacademyofart.com. —Jean Stratton
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Musical Celebration of Women At Trenton’s Trinity Cathedral A LIFE ON BROADWAY: Patti LuPone performs classic show tunes at State Theatre New Jersey in “Don’t Monkey with Broadway” on March 25. (Photo by Rahav) Continued from Page 18
Patti LuPone Appears At State Theatre NJ
Penn & Teller Booked For State Theatre NJ
Comic magicians Penn & Teller will appear at State Theatre New Jersey in New Br unsw ick on Sat urday, September 23 at 8 p.m. In
2022, Penn & Teller celebrated 47 years of professional partnership. From humble beginnings busking on the streets of Philadelphia to sold- out runs on Broadway to the longest-r unning resident headline acts in Las Vegas history, the duo continues to refine the genre of magic and invent their own distinct niche in comedy. Their current series Penn & Teller: Fool Us! for the C W Net work, on wh ich up-and-comers and magic veterans try to fool Penn & Teller for a chance to star in the pair’s Las Vegas stage show, was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award and returned for a ninth season in late 2022. Penn & Teller have appeared on everything from Fallon to Elyse Langley Friends, The Simpsons to Celebrating the lives and Colbert, Modern Family to Big Bang Theory, plus their humanitarian contributions own specials for NBC, ABC, PBS, and Comedy Central. In recent years they’ve become docu mentar ians with the BAFTA-nominated Sony Pictures Classic release Tim’s Vermeer, which follows Texas-based inventor Tim Jenison on his quest to discover the methods used by Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer. Their ot her f ilms include The
Mikhail Voskresensky To Give Piano Recital
Pianist Mikhail Voskresensky will perform a recital in the chapel of Princeton Theological Seminary on Saturday, March 25 at 6 p.m. The program will inclu de mu s ic of Moz ar t, Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Scriabin. Tickets are $40 prepaid and $45 at the entrance, and can be reserved by emailing email@example.com. Voskresensky, emeritus professor at the Moscow Conservatory, left Russia for the United States in August 2022 to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He is known all over the world as a pianist in the tradition of great romanticism. In 1958
he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Ilya Klyachko, Boris Zemlyansky, Yakov Milstein, Lev Oborin (piano), and Leonid Roizman (organ ). He also studied with Lev Oborin, the winner of the First International Chopin Piano Competition. Voskresensky has performed with more than 150 conductors in almost all European countries, Japan, Korea, China, Australia, USA, Mexico, Cuba, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Peru. His chamber music colleagues were the Borodin Quartet, the Shostakovich Quartet, the Tokyo Quartet in New York; the violinists M. Yashvili (with whom he performed all of Beethoven’s violin sonatas in the 200405 season), R. Nodel, and P. Berman; and the cellists E. Altman and Alexander Knyazev. Vo s k r e s e n s k y ’s l a r g e repertoire includes all of Beethoven’s sonatas, the complete works of Chopin, and 64 piano concertos, which he performed under the baton of such conductors as John Pritchard, Franz Konwitschnu, Kurt Masur, Stanislav Skrovachevsky, Evgeny Svetlanov, Charles Dutoit, and others. In June 2010, Voskresensky completed his series of Mozart piano concertos; in three years, all 27 of Mozart’s piano concertos were performed and recorded live in the Malyi Hall of the Moscow Conservatory with the orchestra of the Pavel Slobodsky Center or the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. Voskresensky received the “Moscow City Prize” for performing and recording all of Mozart’s concertos.
State Theatre New Jersey in New Br unsw ick pres ents “Patti LuPone: Don’t Monkey w ith Broadway” on Saturday, March 25 at 8 p.m. The Broadway star and three-time Tony Awardw inner w ill be per for ming classic Broadway show tunes. Tickets range from $39-$69. LuPone will share how her lifelong love affair with Broadway began through the likes of Richard Rodgers, L oren z Har t, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin. “Don’t Monkey with Broadway” is conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with music direction by Joseph Thalken. Recently, LuPone won the 2022 Tony award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, for her role as Joanne in Marianne Elliott’s production of the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Company. She previously received two Tony awards for her performances in the original Broadway production of Evita and the 2008 Broadway production of Gypsy. Her other stage credits include War Paint, Shows for Days, The Seven Deadly Sins, Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Sweeney Todd, Noises Off, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class, Anything Goes, Oliver!, Accidental Death of An Anarchist, The Water Engine, The Robber Bridegroom, Master Class, Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables, and The Cradle Will Rock. LuPone has also been featured in popular films and television programs including Beau is Afraid, The
School for Good and Evil, Last Christmas, Cliffs of Freedom, The Comedian, Parker, Union Square, Driving Miss Daisy, Witness, Hollywood, Pose, Mom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Penny Dreadful, Girls, American Horror Story (NYC and Coven), 30 Rock, Glee, Frasier, and three seasons as Libby Thatcher on ABC’s Life Goes On. Additionally, LuPone has appeared in the opera performances of The Ghosts of Versailles (LA Opera), To Hell and Back (SF Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra), The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (LA Opera-debut), and Regina (Kennedy Center). She was also a founding member of both the Drama Division of The Juilliard School and John Houseman’s The Acting Company. LuPone is the author of the New York Times best-seller Patti LuPone: A Memoir. The State Theatre New Jersey is at 15 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick. Visit STNJ.org for tickets.
The Cathedral Arts Series at Trinity (CAST) and On Demand Programs and Events are partnering to present mezzo soprano Elyse Langley in a multi-media presentation in honor of Women’s History Month on Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m. “Let It Begin with Me: A Musical Celebration of Women” will be held at Trinity Cathedral, 801 West State Street, Trenton. Admission is free; a free will offering will be gratefully accepted.
of remarkable women throughout history, this show features stories about Harriet Tubman, author and watchmaker Corrie ten Boom, Sojourner Truth, actress Jane Froman, and others; all set to inspirational music of all genres. Langley is a graduate of Rider University where she studied musical theater. She has performed at Bristol Riverside Theatre and many other theaters across the United States. She teaches acting at the Mannington Music School. “CAST seeks to bring uplifting, inspiring music to the Trenton area,” said Bobbie Powell, chair of CAST. “We are especially keen to showcase the talents of area artists who have so much to offer. This program celebrating notable women is sure to be treasured.” Visit trinitycathedralnj.org for more information.
Perspectives on Object Lessons Thursday, March 30, 5:30 p.m. Join curator Karl Kusserow and catalogue essayists Kirsten Pai Buick and Ellery Foutch for a discussion of their newly published catalogue, Object Lessons in American Art. Expanding on the
traveling exhibition now on view at the Georgia Museum of Art, this publication reimagines the Museum’s collection of historical
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Aristocrats and the Showtime short The Gambler’s Ballad. T he Oliv ier- nom i nate d Magic Goes Wrong, written and created in collaboration with Mischief Theatre (creators of the Tony-nominated The Play That Goes Wrong), opened in January of last year at London’s West End Vaudeville Theatre, setting a box office pre-sale record. The State Theatre is located at 15 Livingston Avenue. Tickets are $45, $65, $75, $95, and $125. Visit STNJ.org.
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Barros ventures into the outside world, while Mitnick ventures within. Art is a portal that connects the two worlds. There is beauty to be found, whether one is inside looking out or outside looking in. Artists’ Gallery is located at 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville. An opening reception is scheduled for April 15 from 1-4 p.m. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit lambertvillearts.com.
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“OPEN WINDOW”: This work by Larry Mitnick is featured in “Outside — Inside,” his joint exhibition with Heather Barros, on view at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville April 6-30.
“NEIGHBORHOOD”: This painting by Heather Barros is part of “Outside — Inside,” her joint exhibition with Larry Mitnick, on view April 6-30 at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville. An opening reception is on April 15 from 1-4 p.m.
“Outside — Inside” Exhibit sented at Artists’ Gallery Coming to Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville April 6-30.
Painters Larry Mitnick and Heather Barros each approach the notion of “Outside — Inside” from their particular vantage, yet one finds common ground in their exhibition to be pre-
Mitnick’s work is more formal and abstract, while Barros’ work bends to the figurative. These artworks present the viewer with shape and color. Mitnick’s paintings
are exclu s ively geom e tric. He invents shapes and forms to create his own landscapes. Bar ros’ oils and pastels allude to corresponding shapes and colors in the landscape. Within her urban scenes, viewers find squares and triangles ready to be abstracted — if they choose to see them that way. While viewers may never divine Mitnick’s specific inspiration, there is a structure in each of his compositions. Fragments of his thinking become visible once their eyes discover the link between any two elements. Other of Barros’ land-
scapes are more organic. A sandy country road leads to a stand of trees. Light leads to darkness. Color delineates form and space. And here, despite his straighte dge precision, Mit n ick echoes Barros. His trapezoidal shapes also suggest light leading to dark, but in a layered way. One senses depth in the separation of Mitnick ’s layers, as one senses depth in Barros’ receding country road. But in Mitnick’s work, the ordering of layers — our perception of which are near, and which are far — can have multiple interpretations.
Planning of the 94th Juried Phillips’ Mill Art Show kicks off with the annual call for submissions for the “signature image” of the Mill to be used on all advertising and marketing materials for this year’s show –– posters, ads, invitations, postcards, social media, banners, invitations, and on the website. Submissions will be accepted through April 7. The winning artist will receive a $400 honorarium and will be promoted in the press and on social media. The artwork will also be featured for sale at the show. The artist is also welcome to submit additional work to the juried show itself. Previous signature images have included whimsical as well as traditional depictions of the Mill and its surroundings. Phillips’ Mill encourages artists to consider themes of diversity and to “think outside of the box.” Collages, watercolors, oils, and acrylics have all been chosen, so artists should feel free to use their favorite medium, other
than photography, to create their vision of the Mill. To submit, email a highresolution jpeg of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day April 7. Provide the title, size, and medium of the piece, along with your name, address, phone number, and email address. After a preliminary review of online submissions, fi nalists will be chosen and notifi ed by email to deliver their work for in-person review at Phillips’ Mill at 2619 River Road, New Hope, Pa., on Monday, April 10 at 9:30 a.m. The winning image will be revealed and announced on the Phillips’ Mill website, social media pages, newsletter, and other communications. For questions, email Theresa Brumfield at tbrummy@ rocketmail.com.
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After Noon Concert Series Thursdays at 12:30pm Princeton University Chapel Open to all.
A weekly opportunity for the Princeton Community to enjoy performances by local, national, and international organists. Performing March 23 is Jeremy Thompson, First Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville, VA. Performing March 30 is The Practitioners of Musick, Princeton, NJ.
SPRING ART CLASSES: Registration for spring art classes and workshops for adults, teens, and children at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster begins on April 3. Select classes will be offered virtually or in a hybrid format.
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Registration is underway for The Center for Contemporary Art’s spring art classes and workshops for adults, teens and children beginning April 3. Select classes will be offered virtually or in a hybrid format. Classes and workshops are offered for artists with all levels of expertise in a variety of media including oil and acrylic paint, pastel, watercolor, drawing, and ceramics. More than 35 adult classes will be offered. Classes include Portrait Drawing with Oscar Peterson, Morning Watercolor with Lena Shiffman, Afternoon Oil Landscape with Gary Godbee, En Plein Air with Wes Sherman, The Power of Pastels with Andrea Gianchiglia, Chinese Brush Painting with Diana Kung, Ceramic Sculpture with John Reinking, and more. New classes this spring include The Art of Drawing from Basics to Beyond with Aldo Villareal Astuvilca; Combining Mediums with Margaret Fanning; Art from the Start: Acrylic Painting with Barbara Guerriero; and Traditional Latin American Pottery with Vanessa Cabezas, which will be taught in English and Spanish. T h is spr i ng t here are many workshops to choose from including, Oils 101 or Pastels 101 with Andrea
Zazenski, Watercolor Trees or Using Negative Space in Watercolor with Wendy Hallst rom, Pen and In k Techniques with Margaret Fan n ing, Paper F lowers with Parul Aggrawal, UFO Un-Finished Objects with Lena Shiffman, and ceramics workshop Creating Community with Ehren Tool. In-person spring classes for children and teens begin April 10. Classes for children ages 5-8 include Mixed Media; Painting in Depth, Drawing in Depth; and for ages 6-8, Pottery. St udents ages 9 -11 can select from Mixed Media, Drawing in Depth, Painting In Depth, Pottery, and the virtual class Figure Out Doodles. Teen offerings include Drawing Intensive, Pottery, and Paper Sculptures and Light Boxes. Classes will also be offered for children with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs beginning Apr il 10. St udents will explore a variety of art projects specifically geared to their interest and ability both in two- and three- dimensional approaches. The Center for Contemporary Art is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster. For further information or to register for a class, visit ccabedminster.org.
The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM) was founded by two visionary Black women, Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills, and is led today by a majority-female and African American board. In honor of Women’s History Month, SSAAM, central New Jersey’s only Black history museum, is presenting a special photographic exhibit of historical portraits of women from the Sourland region’s Black founding families and their descendants. The exhibit, “African American Women of the Sourlands,” will be open to the public on March 25 and 26. “African American Women of the Sourlands” will showcase the photographs and stories of African American women who left their mark on New Jersey’s history — from the 18th century to the present day. Visitors will learn about Sylvia Dubois, “the slave who whipped her mistress and earned her freedom ;” Corinda True, who with her husband, donated the land on which SSAAM stands today; and Eve l y n B r o o k s w h o, at 102 years old, is Sourland Mountain’s oldest resident and property owner, and an important link to Sourland’s African American past. “I find myself constantly fascinated as I learn the stories of the founding African American women of the Sourland region,” said Donnetta Johnson, executive director of SSAAM. “These are stories of grit, determination, dignity, strength, and the triumph of the human heart. These survivors overcame the horrors of enslavement and through their example, passed to their children skills of survival, and a belief in the value of creating familial joy. After emancipation, these African American women took care of their own families while working on the farms, and in the homes and businesses, of Somerset, Mercer, and Hunterdon counties, contributing essential labor to the local economy. SSAAM founders Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills, along with President Cat Fulmer-Hogan and Board Secretary Patricia Payne, are proud descendants of these women of the Sourlands and are instrumental in carrying forth their legacy. I am pleased t hat S SA A M w ill honor
The exhibit will be on view at the National Historic Register-listed Mt. Zion AME Church at 189 Hollow Road in Skillman, SSAAM’s home, adjacent to the historic True Family Farmstead. The museum features historical artifacts and displays and tells the story of African Americans in the Sourlands from the time of the transAtlantic slave trade to the present day. The exhibit is free and open March 25 and March 26 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit ssaamuseum.org.
Area Exhibits Ar t @ Bainbr idge, 158 Nassau Street, has “Cycle of Creativity: Allison Saar and the Toni Morrison Papers” through July 9. artmuseum. princeton.edu. A r t i s t s’ G a l l e r y, 18 Br idge Street, L amber tville, has “Metamorphosis” through March 31. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. lambertvillearts.com. Art on Hulfish, 11 Hulfish Street, has “You Belong Here: Place, People, and Purpose in Latinx Photography” through May 7. artmuseum.princeton.edu. Arts Council of Pr inceton, 102 Witherspoon Street, has “Train of Thoughts” through April 15. artscouncilofprinceton.org. Artworks Trenton, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, has
through April 15. artworkstrenton.org David Scott Gallery at BHHS Fox & Roach, Realtors, 253 Nassau Street, has works by Léni PaquetMorante through April 15. davidscottfineart@gmail. com. D & R Greenway Land Trust Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, has “Land, Light, Spirit” through April 21 in the Marie L. Matthews Gallery. drgreenway.org. Ellarslie, Trenton’s City Mu s e u m i n C ad w a lad e r Park, Park s ide Avenu e, has “Trustees Collecting” through April 15. ellarslie. org. Ficus Above, 235 Nassau Street, has “Winter’s He ar t h ” t hrough March 26. ficusbv.com. G a l ler y 14 Fine A r t Photography, 14 Mercer Street, Hopewell, has “Meditative Imager y” through April 2. gallery14.org. Gourgaud Gallery, 23AA North Main Street, Cranbury, has “Youth Art Exhibition” through March 29. cranburyartscouncil.org. G roun d s For S c ul p ture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, has “Nightforms: Infinite Wave” by Kip Collective through April 2, among other exhibits. Timed tickets required. groundsforsculpture.org. Historical Society of Princeton, Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, has “Einstein Salon and Innovator’s Gallery,” “Princeton’s Portrait,” and other exhibits. Museum hours are
p.m. princetonhistory.org. Michener Art Museum, 138 S out h P ine St reet, Doylestown, Pa., has “Walé Oyéjidé : Flight of the Dreamer” through April 23 and “Mid-Century to Manga: The Modern Japanese Print in America” through July 30. michenerar tmuseum. org. Milberg Gallery, Princeton University Library, has “Toni Morrison : Sites of Memory” through June 4. library.princeton.edu. Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, has the online exhibits “Slavery at Morven,” “Portrait of Place: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints of New Jersey, 1761–1898,” and others. morven.org. The Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, has “Christine Seo: Princeton Solo Show” through June 4. christineseo.com. Pr inceton P ubl ic Libra r y, 65 Wit herspoon Street, has “Manifesting Love: Prints and Poetry” and “In Between Doodles” through March 25. princetonlibrary.org. Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street, has “Spriha Gupta: Mindscapes and More” through April 4. Bird photography by Ted Sumers is at the 254 Nassau Street location through April 4. smallworldcoffee. com. We s t W i n d s o r A r t s C e n te r, 952 A lexander Road, West Windsor, has “GR8 Works Fundraising Art Show” through March 25. westwindsorarts.org.
Joiri Minaya Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 p.m. Join us for a conversation between the artist Joiri Minaya and Christina León, assistant professor of English, for a discussion of Minaya’s work, which is featured in the exhibition You Belong Here: Place, People, and Purpose in Latinx Photography. Born in New York and raised in the Dominican Republic, Minaya creates works that destabilize representations of an imagined tropical identity. Reception to follow.
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left: Photo: Joel Gaal, courtesy of Red Bull House of Art right: Joiri Minaya, Ayoowiri / Girl with poinciana flowers (detail), 2020. © Joiri Minaya. Courtesy the artist and Aperture
STANDING STRONG: Board members of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum in Skillman are shown at the museum, which will present a special photographic exhibit, “African American Women of the Sourlands,” on March 25 and 26 in honor of Women’s History Month.
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“African American Women of these women by sharing “The Women’s Caucus for Wednesday through Sunday, these important stories.” Art” and “Metal Lucidity” 12 to 4 p.m., Thursday to 7 The Sourlands” at SSAAM
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Mark Your Calendar Town Topics Wednesday, March 22 10 a.m.-5 p.m. : Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale at S t u a r t C o u n t r y D ay School, 1200 Stuart Road. $ 3 0 ( ot h e r d ay s f r e e ) . Bmandwbooks.com. 2:30-4 p.m.: Creative Aging : Acupuncture : A n Ancient Art for a Modern Clinical Age, at Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell. Acupuncture and its methodologies. Redlibrary.org. 8-10:30 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers presents a contra dance at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive. John Krumm with Princeton Pickup Band. $15. Princetoncountrydancers.org. Thursday, March 23 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Princeton Farmers Market at the Dinky train station lot. Local farms, baked goods, artisan foods, gifts, and more. Free parking. COLD SOIL ROAD NJ 10 a.m.-8 PRINCETON, p.m. : Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale at S t u a r t C o u n t r y D ay School, 1200 Stuart Road. Free. Bmandwbooks.com. 12 - 5 p . m . : C o l o r e c tal Cancer Education and Awareness event St. Peter’s University Hospital, 254 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick. Walk through an enlarged inflatable model of
conversation with poet Paul Muldoon on the challenges they face making art in the modern world. At the James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Free but advance tickets required. Tickets.princeton.edu. 8 p.m.: Boheme Opera NJ presents Madama Butterfly at Kendall Hall, The College of New Jersey, Route 31, Ewing. Bohemeopera.org/ madama-butterfly. 8 p.m.: Works-in-progress inspired by the Toni Morrison Papers, at Berlind T heatre, McCar ter T he atre Center, 91 University Place. In conjunction with events honoring Morrison at Princeton University. $25 (free for Princeton University students). Mccarter.org. Friday, March 24 8 p.m.: ActorsNet pres10 a.m.-5 p.m. : Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale ents the A.A. Milne play The at S t u a r t C o u n t r y D ay Dover Road, at the Heritage School, 1200 Stuart Road. Center Theatre, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, MorrisFree. Bmandwbooks.com. ville, Pa. Actorsnetbucks. 6:45-8 p.m.: Friends of MARKET TRENTON FARMER’S org. Princeton Nursery Lands SPRUCE STREET 8 p.m.: The Lewis Cenexplore Mapleton Preserve at dusk. Wear walking shoes ter for the Arts’ Program and bring a flashlight. No in Dance presents “Dissopets allowed. Free. Register nance,” a concert of new at Fpnl.org. Call (609) 683- and reper tor y works by Pr inceton Universit y se 0483 with questions. 7:30 p.m.: The Princ- niors, faculty, and guest eton Atelier presents actor ar tists, at Hearst Dance Bill Bowers, graphic novelist Theater, Lewis Arts complex E.S. Glenn, and poet/play- on the campus. Free. Arts. wright Claudia Rankine in princeton.edu. the human colon with Dr. Arkady Broder. “The Latest in Colorectal Cancer Screenings” with Dr. Andrew Korman is from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Register at email@example.com. 6 p.m.: Matthew Desmond and Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor discuss the book Poverty, By America at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street. Free. Reservations required. Labyrinthbooks.com/events/1342. 7 p.m.: The Thomas Edison Film Festival returns with short films from its 2023 touring collection, at the James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Free. Arts.princeton.edu.
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Saturday, March 25 10 a.m.: Read and Explore : Getting Ready for Spr ing. At Terhu ne Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. After storytime, each participating child will plant seeds to take home. $12. Terhuneorchards.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: “Lambing,” at Howell Living Histor y Far m, 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township. Meet lambs, expectant ewes, maybe even see a new lamb born. Howellfarm.org. 12-5 p.m.: Winery Weekend Music Series at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Live music from 1-4 p.m. with Michael Montemurro. Wine, light bites, and more. Terhuneorchards.com. 2 and 8 p.m.: The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance presents “Dissonance,” a concert of new and repertory works by Princeton University seniors, faculty, and guest artists, at Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts complex on the campus. Free. Arts. princeton.edu. 2 p.m.: Devoney Looser, author of Sister Novelists: The Trailblazing Porter Sisters Who Paved the Way for Austen and the Brontes, will speak at Plainsboro Public Library, 5 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro. Free. Plainsborolibrary.org. 7 p.m.: Trenton Circus Squad holds annual “Get on Down ! ” fundraiser at 675 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton. Showcase of circus arts by current and alumni squad members. Trentoncircussquad.org or (609) 9848599. 7:30 p.m.: Celebration of Black Music Concert, at Gill Chapel, Rider University, Lawrence Township. The Westminster Jubilee Singers present Jose Nunes Garcia’s Requiem of 1816 and works by George Walker. Conducted by Vinroy Brown. Rider.edu/arts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. : Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale at S t u a r t C o u n t r y D ay School, 1200 Stuart Road. Free. Bmandwbooks.com. 6 p.m.: Pianist Mikhail Voskresensky performs in t he chapel at Pr inceton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street. $45. Tkfgen. org/tickets_mv.html. 8 p.m.: An Evening with Bruce Hornsby, at McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place. McCarter.org. 8 p.m.: ActorsNet presents the A.A. Milne play The Dover Road, at the Heritage Center Theatre, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. Actorsnetbucks.org. 8 p.m. : Pat ti Lu Pone brings “Don’t Monkey with Broadway” to State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. $39-$69. STNJ.org. Sunday, March 26 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Box Day at Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale, Stuart Country Day School, 1200 Stuart Road. $5 or $10 box depending on size. Bmandwbooks.com.
12-5 p.m.: Winery Weekend Music Series at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Live music from 1-4 p.m. with Sarah Teti. Wine, light bites, and more. Terhuneorchards.com. 1 p.m.: Free carillon concert at Cleveland Tower on the Princeton University graduate campus; listen from outside the tower. University Carillonneur Lisa Lonie and guest artists perform. 2 p.m.: ActorsNet presents the A.A. Milne play The Dover Road, at the Heritage Center Theatre, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. Actorsnetbucks. org. 3 and 6 p.m.: The Chiaroscuro String Quartet, part of the Per formances Up Close series at Richardson Auditorium, performs. The audience sits onstage to hear music of Beethoven and Mendelssohn. $10-$40. Concerts.princeton.edu. 2-3 p.m.: The Coalition for Peace Action’s annual membership renewal and new member welcome gathering hybrid event, at Christ Congregation, 50 Walnut Lane. Professor Rob Socolow speaks on “An Insider’s View of Setting the Doomsday Clock.” To RSVP for the live event or get the Zoom link, visit peacecoalition.org. 3 p.m.: The Dryden Ensemble performs “Pergolesi and Bach ” at Pr inceton Theological Seminary Chapel, 64 Mercer Street. $25$40 (free for students with ID). Drydenensemble.org. 3 and 8 p.m.: Boheme Opera NJ presents Madama Butterfly at Kendall Hall, The College of New Jersey, Route 31, Ewing. Bohemeopera.org/madamabutterfly. 4 p.m.: Choral reading of Faure’s Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine by the Princeton Society of Musical Amateurs, at the Unitarian Church, Route 206 at Cherry Hill Road. Vocal scores provided. $10 for singers; free for students and non-singers. Musicalamateurs.org. Monday, March 27 Recycling 2-3 p.m. : Author talk by Mariah Fredericks, who wrote The Lindbergh Nanny, at Lawrence Headquarters Branch of Mercer Cou nt y L ibrar y System, 2751 Brunswick Pike. Free. Register at mcl.org. 5 p.m.: Reading by Filipin x A merican poet Ina Carino at Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex, Princeton University. Part of the C.K. Williams Reading Series organized by creative writing students. Free. Arts. princeton.edu. Tuesday, March 28 6 p.m. : Nan BauerMaglin, Dustin Beall Smith, Cynthia McVay, Susan Ostrov, and Mimi Schwartz appear at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street to discuss Gray Love : Stories about Dating and New Relationships after 60, a new
collection of stories by 45 men and women ages 6094. Free. Labyrinthbooks. com. 7:30 p.m.: Reading by Emma Cline and A. Van Jordan, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing, at James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Free. Arts.princeton.edu. Wednesday, March 29 6 p. m . : Au t h or I d r a Novey discusses her book Take What You Need with Yi y u n L i, at L ab y r i n t h Books, 122 Nassau Street. Co-sponsored by Princeton Public Library. Princetonlibrary.org. 6 - 8 p. m . : Rober t W. Sands Jr. and Patricia E. Millen discuss their book Washington Crossing at the Old Barracks, 101 Barracks Street, Trenton. Followed by a Q&A and book signing. Free. Barracks.org. 8-10:30 p.m.: Princeton Country Dancers presents a contra dance at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive. Sue Gola with Blue Jersey. $15 (free for age 35 and younger). Princetoncountrydancers.org. Thursday, March 30 7:30-10 a.m.: Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber meets at Trenton Country Club, 201 Sullivan Way, West Trenton. The topic is “Deep Roots and New Growth: How the Success of 100+ Year-Old Business Inspires New Investment in the Capital City.” Princetonmercer.org. 7:30 p.m.: The Jupiter Ensemble presents “All Vivaldi” at Richardson Auditorium. Led by lutist Thomas Dunford and mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre. $10 - $40. Puc.princeton.edu. 7:30 p.m.: The Patterson/Sutton Duo perform at Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study. Free. Cellist and guitarist. Princetonsymphony.org. Friday, March 31 4 p.m.: “Dear Philosopher: A Conversation About Philosophical Advice Columns,” with K. Anthony Appiah and Eleanor Gordon-Smith, presented by Princeton University’s Department of Philosophy at McCosh Hall, Room 50 on the campus. Free. Philosophy.princeton.edu/events. 4:30 p.m.: Fintan O’Toole delivers the lecture “Uneasy Peace : The Good Friday Agreement 25 Years On,” presented by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies, at James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Free. Arts.princeton.edu. 6 p.m.: Zamru, an independent Jewish community, celebrates Shabbat at Campus Club, 5 Prospect Avenue, with a “nosh” followed by a service and vegetarian potluck dinner. Musical and spiritual prayer featuring a guitarist, sitarist, and drummer with melodies from around the world. Zamru.org/events.
successful business always finds new ways to remain successful. It offers customers new opportunities, new choices, new items — even a new direction. Hamilton Jewelers is a case in point. One of Princeton’s most successful businesses, it celebrated its 110th anniversary last year, and is renowned for its selection of high quality and unique jewelry.
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Not only that, it is a true family business, with four generations of the Siegel family having been active participants in leading the business to success. Located at 33 Witherspoon Street, its latest enterprise, Hamilton Home, opened in November of 2022, and offers an extensive array of home decor and gift items. New Categories “Hamilton is excited to have a larger space in which to present our home accessories and gift offerings,” says Hamilton CEO and President Hank Siegel. “The new space has allowed us to increase the variety and introduce new categories, while maintaining the beautiful selections we are well known for. Our team looks forward to welcoming everyone.” “T he g if t ware depar tment at Hamilton Jewelers was always popular,” points out Anne Russell, Hamilton executive vice president, marketing and branding. “We had a year-long
renovation of the jewelry store, and we decided we needed more space for gift items. We also wanted to add new categories, such as soft textiles, linens, tablecloths, and pillows, etc.” As she explains, this was an addition to the categories of giftware always available at the jewelry store, including china, crystal, silver, and a variety of baby items. The giftware department was always a favorite spot for wedding and anniversary gifts and those for other special events. Having decided on the need for a new dedicated space for the extensive categories of gifts and more, the owners found the perfect location on Witherspoon Street. The store is filled with light from large picture windows, and the spacious area provides an excellent setting to display the items. Best Taste “Launching a new business is exciting, and this is very special for me,” points out Russell, who has been with the Hamilton organization for 16 years. “I started my career at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City as a buyer in home decor gifts. It takes a lot of work and energy to open a new store. There is a lot going on, and I have enjoyed putting the design concepts together. I also love developing my team, and it’s great to see the young people grow and be part of the overall concept.” Russell also is thankful for the contribution of Denise Siegel, wife of Hamilton’s former owner and president, the late Martin Siegel, and mother of Hank Siegel. “Denise has been wonderfully helpful and very supportive of the new store. She has the
best taste, and has helped with the selection and the overall brand strategy.” Customers will find an extensive display of quality gifts and home items — everything from housewarming, home décor, and hostess gifts to wedding, anniversary, and baby specialties to barware and entertaining needs to intriguing miscellaneous items. The inclusion of linens, tablecloths, runners, placemats, and pillows (the last in all sizes and styles) has been very popular, reports Russell. “We have a mix of styles, including classic and traditional to contemporary, and people are interested in everything.” So Needed “There has already been an outstanding response,” she continues. “Lots of customers from Princeton and the area, and all ages, are coming in. There has been great word-of-mouth. Many are loyal Hamilton shoppers, and we are also getting a lot of new people. There is online and social media response, and some people just walk in, attracted by the store. We are very encouraged. A gift shop has been so needed.” Once they come in, there is so much to see ! Both browsing and buying are e n g ag i n g opt ion s. G or geous bowls and pitchers in colors of the rainbow, with blues reminiscent of the sea; handblown glass from California; also the very popular glassware of Simon Pearce from Vermont; and the decoupage of John Derian of New York City. Other items are from Portugal, Italy, and Germany. Decorative bowls of teak, pict ure f rames in ever y
GREAT GIFTS: “We want to offer clients more opportunities, including quality gifts for every occasion and at varied price points,” says Anne Russell, Hamilton Home executive vice president for marketing and branding. She is excited about Hamilton Jewelers’ new division, Hamilton Home. Shown is a display of the wide range of items, including home decor and housewarming, entertainment and barware, wedding and baby gifts, and linens, all within a charming setting. possible style and size, dinner ware, clocks, candles and candlesticks, cocktail shakers, cheeseboards, and cut glass decanters — the list goes on. The baby section — a big favorite with customers — includes charming picture frames, sterling silver cups and rattles, and adorable china piggy banks with fun designs. These “piggies” are so irresistible that many customers are not only buying them for the children, but for themselves as well! Porcelain Pieces Important brands at the s h op i n cl u d e B ac c a r at, William Yeoward, Simon Pearce, Juriska, John Derian, and the beautiful Italian porcelain pieces and
dinnerware of Ginori 1735. Indeed, the store is filled with an amazing display of special items of superior quality. “We are set apart by our exclusive products,” points out Russell. “The Ginori 1735 line is exclusive to us in Princeton, and Baccarat is exclusive within a 35-mile radius.” “We think this is an unusually special place,” she adds. “We will also be offering seasonal changes when we will highlight cer tain categories at certain times of the year. We will focus on different things, such as flowers and gardening in the spring, for example. We will always be providing something new for the clients.
We also hope to include small workshops later on.” The community has always been impor tant to Hamilton, she emphasizes. “Community involvement is a priority for us. We not only work here, we live in this community. We have always tried to offer the community something special. Now we are so happy to invite you to see Hamilton Home. This is a fun place, colorful and engaging. Come and see us!” amilton Home is open Tu e s d a y t h r o u g h Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It offers complimentary gift wrapping and packaging and also gift cards. (609) 375-8003; hamiltonjewelers.com/gifts. —Jean Stratton
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Showing Grit, Stifling Defense in Dramatic NCAA Run Tiger Women’s Hoops Edges N.C. State, Falls to Utah
race Stone clearly didn’t want it to end. As Princeton University women’s basketball team trailed N.C. State last Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament’s Greenville 2 Region in Salt Lake City, Utah, senior guard Stone drained a three-pointer from the corner to give the Tigers a 64-63 win and keep their season alive. “That is a play we practiced over, and over; that is a shot I have taken in a game before,” said Stone, who scored with 4.7 seconds left in the game. “I think my teammates have all the confidence in the world in me. I knew, if I missed the shot, they would get the offensive rebound. It is really hard not to shoot with confidence when you have teammates like mine. Yes, I think before the play, I knew what shot we had to get. When it happened, I blacked out. Then afterwards, just a bunch of hugs.” Princeton head coach Carla Berube was not surprised to see Stone come up with the clutch bucket. “She has ice in her veins, that look in her eyes,” said Berube of Stone, who tallied 22 points in the win to lead the Tigers along with junior guard Kaitlyn Chen. “She will make a play and hit the shot. N.C. State did a good job hounding Kaitlyn so much, she wasn’t getting any looks. It was really hard for her. You know, that is Grace’s time. A hammer screen we set for Grace; that was a play we had run in our Columbia game at home. We executed it well then — so let’s do it again. I think Grace’s teammates have so much confidence in her that she is going to make that shot. So, yes, just you know, executed it really well.” The Tigers relied on their calling card, a stifling defense, to get back into the contest as they rallied from a 63-55 deficit with 5:44 remaining in the fourth quarter and ended the game on a 9-0 run. Princeton forced the Wolfpack into 20 turnovers and 36 percent shooting (8of-22) in the second half “The defense came up big — then we made really big shots when we needed to,” said Berube, whose team became the first Ivy League women’s program to win games in two straight NCAA tournaments as the Tigers had upset Kentucky 69-62 in the first round of the 2022 tourney. “Certainly, N.C. State was really tough. They are long, athletic, defend well, and they rebound well. Again, it feels a bit like our Ivy League Championship win. We had to grind it out and get gritty and just make the plays.” In pulling out the win against the Wolfpack, the Tigers made Ivy history as their triumph combined with the Princeton men’s 59-55 win over Arizona a day earlier in their NCAA opener made it the first time two teams from the league advanced in the national tourney in the same year. The Tiger women drew
inspiration from the heroics of their male counterparts. “We were watching in the locker room right before practice,” recalled Tiger senior star Julia Cunningham. “We looked at each other, ‘we are next, now it is our turn.’ It is special. A special week to be a Tiger.” Two nights later against second-seeded Utah, Stone was at it again, producing another special performance. She tallied 16 points with a game-high four 3-pointers, but it wasn’t enough as Princeton fell 63-56 to the Utes to end the winter with a 24-6 record. Once again, Princeton’s grit helped it produce a dramatic rally. Trailing 40-30 midway through the third quarter, the Tigers narrowed the gap to 50-48 with 7:00 left in regulation. “It’s something that we always preached, that toughness wins basketball games,” said Stone. “I think that this team is really good because we do the dirty work and we do the work nobody else wants to do. I’m really proud of us for that because it always keeps us in basketball games and you want to leave it all out on the floor and you don’t want to have any regrets. I think that when you play with all of your heart, it’s hard to have those.” Berube liked the heart her players displayed in battling high-powered Utah, which came into the game averaging 84.1 points a game. “We feel like we came up short of our goal but you know, I think we battled from minute one to minute 40, and I couldn’t be prouder of my team and how hard we played,” said Berube, who got 19 points from Chen with Ellie Mitchell adding nine and Cunningham contributing six. “Some shots just didn’t fall for us,” said Berube. “They fouled a little bit too much. Utah is a very, very good team, very talented, and hard to guard. They are really great at every position. We had our work cut out for us but I think we were right there.” Trailing Utah 20-12 at the end of the first quarter, Princeton tightened up its defense to get back into the contest which drew a crowd of 8,563 to the Huntsman Center. “I think we finally clicked a little bit better defensively toward the end of the second quarter, and started really helping each other out, helping inside, doing a better job of containing,” said Berube, whose team narrowed the gap to 32-26 at halftime and ended up outscoring the Utes 44-43 over the last three quarters of the game. “There’s some fouling that we did and put them on the line where they got a lot of points that way. It’s just tough because we play aggressive defense and yeah, I think at times we were a second late on things. Huge credit to my players for battling — battling the whole time and never giving up. That’s that toughness, the physical toughness, but the mental toughness that they show game-in and gameout.”
The Tigers showed their toughness on the boards, coming up with 20 offensive rebounds on the night. “I think it’s a big thing for us,” said junior forward Mitchell, who grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds in the defeat. “We always want to win the rebounding battle. I think we got those second chances, it kind of deflates the other team. We get great open looks, so that’s always a big focus for us. Came up short today but it gets us those looks that we need.” Although the defeat to Utah was deflating, Berube saw the season as a success, citing the influence of her senior group of Maggie Connolly, Kira Emsbo, Lexi Weger, Cunningham, and Stone in leading the way for the Tigers. “This game doesn’t define our season; we had an awesome, awesome ride,” said Berube, whose team started off 0-2 in Ivy League play and proceeded to reel off 16 straight wins coming into the contest with Utah. “Our five seniors have been just incredible. They have been sort of our nucleus, our glue, our everything and Grace is one of them, and left this program that really great place. They were sophomores when I got to Princeton and they have just been just amazing for me and my staff. I’ll miss them just so much.” While the ride at Princeton has ended for Stone, she won’t soon forget it. “To be able to pull out really gritty wins and help my team to the record that we have obviously, is such an honor for me,” said Stone. “To be able to have a season with my besties is just the best thing ever.” —Bill Alden
STONE COLD: Princeton University women’s basketball player Grace Stone heads to the hoop in recent action. Last Friday, senior guard Stone drained a three-pointer with 4.7 seconds left in regulation to give the 10th-seeded Tigers a 64-63 win over seventh-seeded N.C. State in the first round of the NCAA tournament’s Greenville 2 Region in Salt Lake City, Utah. Two days later, Stone scored 16 points with a game-high four 3-pointers but it wasn’t enough as Princeton fell 63-56 to second-seeded Utah. The defeat left the Tigers with a final record of 24-6. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
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Pat Glory is going to make the Princeton Universit y wrestling program do some redecorating in its practice room. The team will be adding a framed photo of the Tiger senior after he claimed the second NCAA championship in program history with a 4-1 win over Matt Ramos of Purdue in the 125-pound final at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday. “I cannot wait,” said Glory, a Randolph resident who attended Delbarton. “I’m so ecstatic because it gets old walking into the room and seeing the same big picture under neath the national championship wall.” In the Jadwin Gym basement, centered above the “Princeton Wrestling” label and the University shield and below the words “NCAA Champions” scrolled across the highest point of the wall, is a photo of the only previous Princeton national champion, wrestler Bradley Glass, who won the title at heavyweight in 1951. Glory sealed his spot as a fourtime All-American who had come up just short a year ago in his first finals appearance. “You always think about it, that feeling walking off the mat as a loser, as a runner-up, it sticks with you,” said Glory. “From that night really, I was waiting to get to (Saturday). Earlier this season was hard. All I wanted to do was get to March.” The wait was excruciating. He had to make weight and sustain his focus through the challenges of waiting for his final collegiate chance. “It’s been a thing we’ve been dreaming about and working on for 17 years and so for Pat to do it is amazing,” said Princeton head coach Chris Ayres. “Last year we were close, and that was a bit of a tease. We touched that moment and it felt like it could happen.” Glory had placed sixth in the NCAAs as a freshman, then the COVID -19 pandemic cost him a chance to wrestle in the NCAAs his sophomore year. He reached the finals last year to set himself up for this year. He was resolved to soak in every second of this year’s finals experience. “I think everything happens for a reason,” said Glory. “I totally believe there’s a method to the madness, but at the end of the day all I needed was a chance. I think that experience from last year was hugely important. I knew what to expect. I knew how to handle it. I knew what that environment would be like, the light show and everything. Last year I was really excited and I almost let the excitement take away from the experience. I knew this year I was not going to let that happen.” He took his time getting to the mat, absorbing the energy of the arena and keeping his focus from start to finish when he lay back, overcome with emotion, on the mat. His emotions gushed out in post-match embraces with his coaches and family and during an interview on ESPN. “It was recognition of how hard it is to accomplish that goal,” said G lor y. “A nd
recognition of so many people that don’t accomplish it. I’m in a unique company now. It’s something I’ve dreamed of since I was as young as I can remember.” Glory grew up surrounded by those that had success. He went to the national championships as a fan and sat in the Penn State section while that storied program saw multiple champions and team accomplishments. But when it came time for him to choose where to wrestle in college, he went to a team that was on the rise, but had no real precedent for national titles aside from associate coach Joe Dubuque, who won a pair of individual crowns at Indiana and a grand vision from Ayres. “I think the reason I came to Princeton was to be that guy,” said Glory. “Coach Ayres and Dubuque and [Sean] Gray and [Nate] Jackson and everyone involved with the program, they’ve had this vision. I just wanted to accomplish the next step up. It seems like every year we step one more rung up the ladder, and the next thing was getting a national champ. It wasn’t hard to picture because the tools were there. I have a two-time national champ that I wrestle in the room every single day. The role models or examples of what it takes were there. It was just a matter of breaking that barrier, getting that monkey off your back.” Even a day after accomplishing it, Glor y wasn’t quite able to wrap his head around all that he had done. The title polished off a perfect season with the ultimate crown. “It still doesn’t really feel real,” said Glory. “I think Coach Dubuque said after the first one it took a couple weeks to sink in for him. I might be on the same trajectory.” Glory’s win helped ease some of the pain for one of his teammates. Quincy Monday was ahead in his semifinal match before dropping a 6-5 decision to top-seeded David Carr of Iowa State that prevented him from returning to a second straight final. Monday moved up a weight class to 165 pounds this year to the deepest in the country. The fifth-seeded senior refocused to earn third place with a win over Michigan’s Cameron Amine, 3-2, after he topped thirdseeded Dean Hamiti of Wisconsin. It was another moment that the program can lean on going forward. “To come back and win that match is so hard,” Ayres said. “What Pat achieved is amazing, but what Quincy d id w as probably m ore amazing related to being able to bounce back and go for third. A lot of guys don’t.” Glory’s reaction to his win showed how much achieving his goals meant. He understood how much effort it had taken him to get there. “The emotion was a testament to all those memories, all those feelings, all the hard work and pain and suffering that it takes to accomplish a goal like that,” said Glory. “The sacrifice that my family, my coaches, my girlfriend, and that my brother and sister, my
teammates, friends make to have it be possible. It literally takes so many people. I was just so elated. It was hard for me to keep it in.” G l or y w a s i n c o n t r o l throughout the finals match. Ramos held off his continued attacks to prevent points for a while but Glory did not deter from his aggressive style. He would not be denied. “I had this moment where I looked at him, and the look in his eyes was different,” said Ayres. “He had the look after that semifinals, he had it the whole next day. It didn’t matter who was in front of him, he was going to win. There was no doubt in my mind.” Glory was spending hours returning messages of congratulations Sunday. He did his best to thank all of them who helped him reach the pinnacle of college wrestling. “There are just so many people that have laid out support,” said Glory. “It’s just so amazing. You think you’re doing it for yourself and your coaches and you don’t realize how big an impact it has on the people around you, the community around you, the people you grew up with, everybody. It’s been so amazing. I’m trying to be as grateful as I possibly can and it makes it super easy when you have so many people showing support.” P r i n ce ton is cer t a i n ly grateful, having recruited Glory as one of the wrestlers who had a chance to bolster the program. And as happy as he was for himself, he seemed just as thrilled for the program. “For the program, it’s huge,” said Glory. “I always kind of thought whether it was me or Quincy or some future guy that was going to come. I felt like it was going to happen. I wanted it to be me and break that stigma almost that you can’t win a national championship at Princeton. I wanted to prove that you can do it.”
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PU Wrestling Star Glory Wins NCAA Title at 125, Earning 1st National Crown for Program Since 1951
GLORY DAY: Princeton University wrestler Pat Glory celebrates after winning the 125-pound title at the NCAA Championships last Saturday in Tulsa, Okla. Senior Glory defeated Matt Ramos of Purdue 4-1 in the final. It marked the first national title for the program since Bradley Glass placed first at heavyweight in 1951. (Photo by Lisa Elfstrum, provided courtesy of Princeton Athletics) Princeton had endured an up-and-down season, going 4-11 in dual meets. They lost a pair of duals on criteria. They had had more team success in past years, and that made it tough for a program that prides itself on always moving forward. Each year had seen the program find a new accomplishment and by the NCAA Championships, there was only one thing left. “There was a lot of pressure on the NCAA Championship,” said Ayres. “It had to sort of save the year. Everyone kept saying, you’ve got NCAAs and you’ve got Pat and Quincy and everything’s going to be OK. But you don’t know that. There were 22 All-Americans this year that didn’t place. I don’t know that these guys are going to do what they did last year. And anything less than that would have probably been a disappointment. So Pat punching through kind of saved the season.” Glory’s collegiate season is over but he still has a challenging wrestling path in his future plans. Next month, he will compete in the United State Open. It’s the qualifier
for the Olympic World Team Trials. A win there would put him in Final X, and a win there would pit him against Olympic bronze medalist Thomas Gilman in a bestof-three series to represent the United States. Remaining active in international wrestling could put his job at Citi on hold for a while. “I’m keeping all my cards on the table and just going to go to the U.S. Open and see what happens and go from there,” said Glory. Among the tasks ahead for Glory is selecting a photo to add to the wrestling room next to Glass. It will be an easy reminder of a more current and relatable NCAA champion to the next gener-
ation of Princeton wrestlers. “I can’t wait to see what the future of this program holds,” said Glory. “That’s what I’m excited for, because I think this is just the beginning. We have so much more to accomplish in this program. I’m looking forward to being an alumni and enjoying watching these guys grow and take this program to the next level. We have a great recruiting class coming in next year. I’m hoping that my performance proves to the guys that are on the fence about coming to Princeton that they can do it. It’s going to be hard, but it’s going to be satisfying and everything that you’ve ever dreamed of.” — Justin Feil Alana Lutkowski | Sales Associate NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® 2017, 2020-2022
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“They were throwing up Buonanno proved to be a Tiger Women’s Lax Loses Nail-Biter to Penn State, different man versus zone bright spot for the Tigers as But Junior Midfielder Buonanno Shines in Defeat looks at us,” said Buonanno. she cashed in her scoring Kari Buonanno has dealt with plenty of adversity over her career with the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team. A s a freshmen, Buon anno’s season was halted after five games when the sports world was shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. After taking a gap year, Buonanno returned to the team last spring and missed five games due to injury. Back at full speed coming into the 2023 campaign, Buonanno is primed to make up for lost time. “There has been a lot of growth for me personally,” said junior midfielder Buonanno, a 5’6 native of Providence, R.I. “I haven’t really played a full season so getting more games under my belt, getting more confident and finding my voice as a leader has been huge for me so it is a big jump.” Last Saturday, Buonanno displayed that growth, tallying four goals and an assist in a losing cause as then No. 16 Princeton fell 16-14 to No. 25 Penn State. “One of our coaches said to me in the first quarter,
don’t try to do too much, let the game come to you,” said Buonanno, who now has 14 goals and six assists on the season. “That is just a great reminder for me. When I just let the game happen in front of me, I think that is when I play my best and have the most fun. It was coming together for me but I am feeling unsatisfied by this loss.” Princeton got off to a great start against the Nittany Lions, building a 10-7 halftime lead as seven different Tigers found the back of the net. “We are a youngish offense but I think we have had a ton of success this year,” said Buonanno, who tied her career single-game best in goals with her effort in the defeat. “I feel really comfortable. I am confident with the ball in anyone’s hands out there, which is a really good sign. That feels really great. We felt confident going into the second half.” While Buonanno tallied three of her goals in the second half, the rest of the Princeton attack sputtered as it dealt with some adjustments by Penn State.
“We just needed to adjust better than we did on those wrinkles. There was a lot of good in our offense besides the second half when we were a little less efficient. I think there were a lot of good moments there. We have to continue to grow and evolve but there were some definitely some good pieces.” P r i nce ton h e ad coach Jenn Cook was disappointed to see Princeton squander its early advantage. “We looked great in the first half, we just didn’t do that in the second half,” said Cook. “We didn’t control tempo and finish the looks we are capable of finishing. We always talk about following the good with the good. I can’t necessarily say that we did that today.” Cook acknowledged that the Tigers had trouble containing Penn State’s attack down the stretch of the contest. “We knew the offensive motion that they ran,” said Cook. “We didn’t turn the corner in terms of executing those little details, like not giving them second chance opportunities in the defensive end on ground balls, stuff like that.”
opportunities. “Kari is just a competitor, she works incredibly hard as well in the game,” said Cook, who got two goals and three assists from freshman Jami MacDonald against Penn State with senior Kate Mulham chipping in two goals and two assists and junior Grace Tauckus adding two goals. “She really gets up and down the field so well and is like a true middie. She plays both ends of the field really, really well. She had an incredible game — I am really happy for her performance.” While Cook had hoped for a better performance from her squad, she believes the Tigers can take some lessons from the setback. “Ever y game is an op portunity to learn, we are pretty much a third of the way through of the season,” said Cook. “We have to be urgent to make changes and execute the pieces we know we are going to see. That is really what we talked about. We have to continually view practice as game day in order to be truly prepared for game time.” With Princeton playing at Cornell on March 25 to resume Ivy League action, Cook is confident that the Tigers will be prepared to excel. “We always talk within our program, we are the work t hat we do,” s a id Cook, whose team fell 1510 at Yale on March 4 in its Ivy opener. “So we have got to really up our work next week. Cornell is a business trip, we have to be ready to go. They are a tough competitor, every Ivy League game is tough. We have to be ready to go and do all of the prep and feel extremely confident going into that game.” Buonanno believes that the Tigers will put in the work as they gird for the clash against the Big Red. “Having a really great, focused week of practice is going to be huge,” said Buonanno. “This loss will be a tough one to swallow but hopefully that will make us more hungry.” — Bill Alden
PU Sports Roundup PU Men’s Lacrosse Edged by Penn in OT
Alexander Vardaro tallied two goals and two assists but it wasn’t enough as the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team fell 9-8 in overtime at Penn last Saturday evening in the Iv y L eague opener for both teams. Sophomore goalie Michael Gianforcaro made a careerbest 17 saves on the night as the Tigers moved to 2-4 overall and 0-1 Ivy. Princeton resumes league action when it hosts Yale on March 25.
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9-3 to No. 4 UCLA last Saturday to wrap up play at the Loyola Marymount Invitational in Los Angeles, Calif. Earlier in the day, the Tigers edged No. 16 Loyola Marymount 13-10 as Laura Larkin tallied two second half goals to help seal the victory. The Tigers, now 19-2, return to action when they host Wagner on March 30.
Tiger Men’s Volleyball Swept at Grand Canyon
Ben Harrington played well for the Princeton University men’s volleyball team as it dropped a pair of 3-0 decisions at No. 5 Grand Canyon University last week in Phoenix, Ariz. Junior star Harrington had 13 kills but it wasn’t enough as Grand Canyon prevailed 25-22, 25-20, 25-22 last Wednesday. Two days later, Harrington contributed eight kills but the Antelopes won 27-25, 25-22, 25-21. T he Tigers, now 8 -10 overall, play at George Mason on March 24 and then face Loyola at George Mason a day later.
Caden Shapiro and Kyle Vinci both homered in a losing cause as the Princeton University baseball team fell 22-4 to SC Upstate last Sunday in Spartanburg, S.C. The Tigers, now 6 -11, open Ivy League play this weekend by hosting Dart- PU Swimmer Venema mouth for a doubleheader Competes at NCAA Meet Princeton Universit y on March 25 and a single women’s s w im m ing star game on March 26. Nikki Venema competed last PU Women’s Water Polo weekend at the NCAA SwimLoses to No. 4 UCLA ming and Diving ChampionUnable to dig out of an ships in Knoxville, Tenn. early 4-1 hole, the No. 11 Senior Venema placed 33rd Princeton University wom- in the 200-yard freestyle and en’s water polo team lost 37th in the 100 free.
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THE RIGHT STUFF: Princeton University softball pitcher Alexis Laudenslager fires a pitch last Saturday as Princeton hosted Yale to start its Ivy League campaign. Senior right-hander Laudenslager hurled a no-hitter to help the Tigers defeat Yale 12-0 in five innings in the opening game of a three-game set against the Bulldogs. Laudenslager struck out 10 and walked two in tossing her third career no-hitter and was later named the Ivy Pitcher of the Week. Princeton went on to rally to a 5-4 win over Yale in the nightcap of a doubleheader on Saturday and then topped the Bulldogs 3-2 in a single game on Sunday. The Tigers, now 7-12 overall and 3-0 Ivy, continue league action this weekend by heading to Brown for a doubleheader on March 25 and a single game on March 26. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
When the Princeton High boys’ basketball team started its 2022-23 campaign by losing five of its first six games, it looked like it could be a bleak winter for the squad. Ins te ad, PHS fou nd a rhythm, advancing to the Mercer County Invitational final and nearly pulling off a big upset in the first round of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Central Jersey Group 4 sectional on the way to posting a 10-13 record. “We got better each game, by the end of the year, we really got rolling,” said PHS head coach Pat Noone. “Throughout the season, that is what you want. You want them to get better each day and these guys definitely did that. It was a lot fun and it made an enjoyable end of the season run.”
Noone enjoyed his squad’s run to the final of the MCI, the ‘B’ bracket of the Mercer Count y Tournament, as PHS topped Lawrence 50 -33 in t he quar ter f i nals and Hopewell Valley 52-48 in the semis before falling 61-60 in overtime to Hightstown in the final. “Lawrence beat us in the regular season (51-49 on January 24) and we beat them,” said Noone, whose team had also lost to HoVal 40-31 on January 17 in a regular season meeting. “Hightstown beat us, unfortunately they got us in the end by one in overtime. We had three guys with 13 points, but we had three guys foul out.” In the first round of the state sectional, 14th-seeded PHS fell 55-54 to thirdseeded Nor th Brunswick on a lay-up with seven seconds left in the February 21 contest. Noone viewed the
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performance as a microcosm of the campaign, with the Tigers showing improvement after having lost 65-54 to North Brunswick in late January. “We wanted to slow the pace, we wanted to control our pace against them,” said Noone. “We knew we had to stop them. We put up a hell of a fight. It was a game that was a bit of a story of the year. We did everything we possibly could and we ended up one point short.” The squad’s senior group of Chris Rinaldi (83 points in 2022-23), Ryan Guy (69 points ), Henri Maman ( 8 points), Shyam Parikh (71 points ), and Rohan Chivate (6 points) led the fight throughout the season. “T h ey were a n a m a z ing class, unfortunately for them, in their second year we got shut down with the COVID,” said Noone. “They battled so much. They were a tremendous asset to me and the coaching staff with everything they have done — how they have worked, how they set the tone, how they practiced, and the way they passed down how we do things to the younger guys that they will carry on. The peer-to-peer relationship that they had with these guys was awesome.” The Tigers got some awesome play from junior star guard Jahan Owusu, who tallied a team -high 314 points. “From the beginning of the year to the end, Jahan was
a lot of victories. He had 29 against HoVal, he had 31 against Florence (in a 52-47 win on February 7). It was a little struggle for him picking up the style of basketball that we play. Once he got it, he took off running. It was more about instilling confidence. Once he got over the hump and started seeing the ball going in, he got hot.” In addition to O w usu, junior Jihad Wilder — the team’s second-high scorer w it h 230 p oi nt s, a long with classmates Remmick G r a n oz i o (13 0 p o i n t s ) , Dante DiGiulio (65 points), and Alex Winters (16 points) — made a lot of progress this winter. “Wilder played a lot of minutes, he can score inside, outside,” said Noone. “He has a lot of talent and has barely scratched the surface so hopefully he will have a good offseason off of this. We have some younger guys that have come on, like Remmick, Dante, and Alex.” In Noone’s view, those younger guys could do some big things if they focus on work ethic and developing chemistry. “The future is looking bright but it just like anything else, it comes down to what we do in the offseason and how they jell,” said Noone. “We didn’t jell early but we jelled in the middle of the year and on and you can see that with our wins and how competitive we were.” —Bill Alden
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who got better PHS Boys’ Hoops Overcame Shaky Start, somebody each day,” said Noone. “He took coaching extremely and really shined down Showing Growth in Superb Late Season Run well the stretch, he carried us to
RISING STAR: Princeton High boys’ basketball player Jahan Owusu goes up for a shot in a game this winter. Junior star guard Owusu emerged as a go-to scorer for the Tigers, tallying a team-high 314 points as PHS went 10-13 and advanced to the Mercer County Invitational final. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
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The mantra that Eugene Burroughs repeated throughout this winter to his Princeton Day School boys’ basketball team was “advance the program forward.” Employing a gritty style and featuring a trio of superb senior guards in Jaden Dublin, Jaden Hall, and Mason McQueen, PDS did just that. “ We w o n t h r e e m or e games than last year which is a testament to this group and how they meshed together,” said Panther head coach Burroughs, whose team posted an 8-16 record. “We were probably one shot away from moving on in that state tournament and we played well enough to win.” PDS played hard as they competed in Prep B state tour nament, t he Mercer County Tournament, and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) South Jersey Non-Public B tourney. In the Prep B state semis, PDS battled Doane Academy hard before falling 7160.
“We had a bunch of guys in double figures, it was a great environment,” said Bur roughs, who got 17 points from Jaden Hall in the February 10 game with Jaden Dublin scoring 15 and McQueen chipping in 13. “Our kids played well — we just couldn’t get over the hump. Jaden [Dublin] had an unbelievable game considering that he had been out for a week with an injury. We didn’t know if he was going to be able to play. He decided to give it a go and that is a testament to him, wanting to help his teammates win.” A day later, eighth-seeded PDS fell 59-27 to top-seeded and eventual champion Trenton High in the MCT quarterfinals. “We were only down 2314 at the half, our kids really competed in a tough environment against a really athletic team,” said Burroughs, whose team trailed 8-7 at the end of the first quarter. “Against a team like that, sometimes that game is over in the first quarter. I think we gave them a first
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half scare. I am really proud of our team. Last year, I think we were probably the 14th seed. To make it into the top eight was a great accomplishment for our team. It was one of our goals for the year to get into the top eight and we did it.” In the Non-Public tourney, 11th-seeded PDS came agonizingly close to toppling si x t h - s ee de d G louce s ter Catholic, falling 47-45 on a buzzer-beater. “It was a great environment, we played well enough to win,” said Burroughs. “Our kids played hard. We were right there, we tied it up in the last minute. We were playing great defense.” Reflecting on the season, Burroughs credited the two Jadens with providing the team with a great 1-2 onetwo punch as Dublin tallied 273 points while Hall scored a team-high 346. “Jaden Dublin really made an impact over his t wo years, he was crucial for our program to stay solid,” said Burroughs of Dublin, who transferred to PDS as junior. “He is a good player, he has a great attitude. Every day, he would come to play. He was great in practice. His athleticism and his ability to get downhill and make plays is really what this team needed. Jaden Hall was there all four years. He really just worked at his game and got better. Offensively I felt he was our go-to guy. He made some great plays and great shots for us. He is committed to Kings College
fael Moore (27 points) — made some key contributions over the winter. “Mason had a really good year, he piggybacked off of last year where he was a defensive guy for us and brought great energy,” said Burroughs. “This year, he had had an offensive element to his game. Bram had a really good year — defensively and offensively. He was helping us navigate our offense. Nico played some really good minutes for us this year. He came into the game and rebounded for us, blocked out, and did all of the little things. Rafael had some games where he made some shots for us. I was really proud of that senior group — they worked hard to improve and get better.” Freshman guard Jordan Owens (179 points) along with sophomores Abdoulaye Seydi (22 points) and Adam Stewart (85 points) give the Panthers a good core group of returners. “Jordan had a really good year for a freshman, he was a great complement to the seniors,” said Burroughs. “His ability to shoot the basketball was something this group really needed to help spread the floor a little bit because teams played us with zones this year. Adam had some really good defensive games, defending and playing hard. He had a couple of really good offensive games where he scored the ball a little bit. Abdoulaye played a lot this year, he started some games. He
TAKING HIS SHOT: Princeton Day School boys’ basketball player Jaden Dublin puts up a shot in a game this winter. Senior guard Dublin proved to be a catalyst for PDS as it went 8-16 and advanced to the Prep B state semis. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski) did a great job defensively, that was his strength.” Looking ahead, Burroughs believes the program can keep advancing forward. “The kids that we have are going to be part of the growth of this next group,” said Burroughs. “We still need to implement some
more kids in the basketball program, we need some height. I am looking forward to this group of kids that played minutes for us to see whether they make a jump again next year as basketball players. It is going to be exciting to see.” —Bill Alden
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For the Stuart County Day School basketball team, ending the winter with a pair of wins exemplified the progress it made in a season of transition. With Tony Bowman returning to take the helm of the program after guiding the Tartans from 2003-11 and the roster down to seven players, it took a while for Stuart to get in sync. “It was challenging in the beginning and then it became fun and we started playing basketball,” said Bow man, whose team topped STEM Civics 57-16 and Hamilton West 40-31 in the last week of the season to end the winter with a record of 5-6. “It was definitely a process. The kids had to get used to me and I had to get used to them. You come into somebody else’s system and then it breaks down from 12 kids
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through the year. In that third and fourth quarter, we also made foul shots. I think we were 14-for-17.” Bowman created his players with being extremely coachable, a trait that paid dividends down the stretch. “The biggest area of improvement was believing in the system; they learned how to play good defense,” said Bowman. “They listen very well and they work very hard.” The squad’s lone senior, Ix (109 points in 2022-23), played a pivotal role in that improvement. “I can’t say enough about her, Emily did everything,” s aid B ow man. “She re bounds, she scores. At times she tried to do too much. She is a good leader, a good person, and a good student. I relied on her to pick up the team. When things were going rough, she would pick them up and bring them together. She would boost their confidence level, it worked out really well for us.” Freshman Taylor States (a team-high 177 points ) gave the Tartans some really good work in her debut campaign. “Taylor started off slow; when you have people who drop out, somebody else has to step up and Taylor stepped up,” said Bowman. “She averaged 16 points, eight or n i ne reb ou nd s a game, and four or five blocks. She is a very strong, talented kid. She got better and better.”
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Bowman saw his other With Coach Bowman Returning to the Helm, players — Anna-Rose Bourgin (26 points), Abby Chirik 36 p oi nt s ) , L e i la Her Stuart Hoops Made Progress in Transition Year (nandez-Lewis (29 points),
Rachael Emil-Ashun (19 points), and Emily Harlan (2 points) — get better over the course of the season. “Anna-Rose was able to distribute but I want her to score more,” said Bowman. “Abby was a surprise, she is a freshman. In the beginning, she wasn’t much of a force. By the end of the year, she was looking for her shot. She became one of my better defenders on the fast break. Leila showed bursts of br i l lia nce, dr ibbli ng, shooting the ball, and driving. Rachel had some decent games, she is just learning the game. Emily came along, she works hard in practice.” In Bowman’s view, the program has the potential to come along well with everyone now on the same page. “I am looking for ward to next year, I have a little more input now about the direction we are going,” said Bowman. “I am trying to make sure that these kids are playing during the summertime versus just playing with me. I am looking to see that they stay active and stay healthy.” —Bill Alden
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PASSING LANE: Stuart County Day School basketball player Emily Ix passes the ball in a game this winter. Senior star Ix provided production and leadership as Stuart showed progress down the stretch in going 5-6. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
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With Hun Baseball Coming Off Banner Campaign, Raiders Looking to Pick Up Where They Left Off Wit h t h e H u n S ch o ol baseball team coming off a banner campaign that saw it win the program’s firstever Mercer County Tournament crown and cruise to the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) title, there is a positive vibe around the squad as it looks ahead to this spring. “There is lot of confidence and a lot of excitement too, there are some guys who are going to get more opportunities to play than they have in the past that are ready for it,” said Hun head coach Tom Monfiletto who guided the Raiders to a 20-4 record in 2022. “There is also a lot of room to grow too, which is exciting for the coaching staff.” The influence of the senior stars who drove the Raiders to success last spring has impacted the returning players. “Those guys left a really good foundation of how to really compete and I think that still exists with our guys now,” said Monfiletto, whose team opens the 2023 season by hosting the Lawrenceville School on March 23. “I think they are feeding off the legacy that last year’s seniors left. Obviously, those are big shoes to fill but I think we have enough experience coming back where they can pick up where we left off last year.” There are certainly some big shoes to fill when it comes to the Hun pitching staff. “That was the thing that was the biggest question mark, coming in all but five or 10 of innings have graduated between Brody Pasieka, Carson Wehner, Jackson Kraemer, Carson Applegate, and Ryan DiMaggio,” said Monfiletto, whose team did a preseason trip to Florida to sharpen up for the spring. “Those are the guys that got the bulk of our innings, and they all graduated.” The Raiders boast plenty
of arms to fill that void in freshmen Kerrick Shannon and Asher DeLue along with juniors Ryan Greenstein, Gabe Jacknow, Lucas Henderson, and Charlie Batista and seniors Chase Pintimalli, Ryan Murphy, Rohan Sheth, Mike Smith, and Mike Chiaravallo and postgraduate Jackson Bailey. “I think that is going to wind up as our strength,” said Monfiletto of his mound crew. “Everybody is getting back into the volume of throwing but there is a lot there to be really, really excited about.” In terms of the Hun batting order, senior star and Bucknell commit Chiaravallo (.381, 9 homers, 32 RBIs in 2022) gives the Raiders an exciting combination of power and speed. “Mike is either going to be either in the middle or the front of the order,” said Monfiletto. “We had him batting leadoff in Florida and that was nice, it was almost a guaranteed run. It is a lot of what I loved about having Carson [Applegate] battling leadoff, you have no room to breathe to start the game off. He is a phenomenal baserunner. He is fast, he steals bases. A lot of times, he will start off with an extra base hit. He is a catalyst. He hit nine home runs for us last year which I believe is a program record.” The trio of juniors Tyler Tucker (.397), Deacon Bowne (.244), and Mike Olender (.333) figure to be catalysts at the top of the order. “We have Tyler and Deacon returning who started for us last year,” said Monfiletto. “D e a c o n’s b at l o o ke d great in Florida. Tyler looks better than ever — he is in the best shape of his life. He is stronger, he is faster, he looks great. We have Mike Olender who played a huge role in the Mercer Country tournament last year. He has power, he hits for average,
MIGHTY MIKE: Hun School baseball player Mike Chiaravallo takes a swing in action last season. Senior outfielder Chiaravallo led the Raiders in homers with nine last spring as they won the program’s first-ever Mercer County Tournament crown and cruised to the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) title. Hun opens the 2023 season by hosting Lawrenceville on March 23. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
and is a very fast runner too.” Senior returners Mike Jolly (.172), Mike Smith (.308), and Tre Francis (.368) together with a group of newcomers in sophomore Jack Saker, junior E.J. Balewitz, and junior Charlie Batista give Hun punch throughout the order. “M i ke Jol ly a nd M i ke Smith are two returning seniors that are savvy veterans,” said Monfiletto. “Tre had some good swings in Florida as well. Jack has some serious power, E.J. has great power from the left side, and Charlie can hit the ball a mile.” On defense, the Raiders boast three superb catchers to call the shots in Bowne, Saker, and Balewitz. “Deacon is going to start the season at catcher, he is extremely fun to watch behind the plate,” said Monfiletto. “He takes control of a game, he has got a great arm, and he receives that ball really well. He is everything you could ask for competitively in a catcher. Jack is a transfer from Notre Dame, he is committed to Lehigh. He is a phenomenal, phenomenal talent. E.J has showed a lot of improvement behind the plate. Those other guys showed some great stuff too down in Florida.” Across the middle of the infield, junior transfer Lucas Henderson, sophomore William Kraemer, and sophomore Nico Amecangelo will hold down the second base and shortstop spots. “They are both extremely skilled up the middle and they did well offensively too,” added Monfiletto. As for the corner infield positions, Smith, Saker, and Jolly will be seeing action at first base while Tucker and Olender are penciled in at third. Hun has plenty of depth in the outfield. “Mike Chiaravallo was in center in Florida,” said Monfiletto. “Tre was playing left field pretty much in all of Florida. Mike Jolly and Batista played in right field. Mike Olender can play any position in the outfield.” As in recent years, the Raiders will be tested by gauntlet of tough foes in a schedule that includes La Salle College High ( Pa.), Gloucester Catholic, Seton Hall Prep, Bergen Catholic, Perkiomen School (Pa.), Allentown, and Steinert along with MAPL rivals like Lawrenceville, Blair, and Peddie. “It is going to be a lot of challenges, a lot of adversity that is sort of baked into the schedule,” said Monfiletto. “Finding ways to continue to fit the pieces together in different situations is going to be the key.” Monfiletto believes that being patient and diligent in dealing with that adversity will help Hun peak when it matters most. “They need to be committed to the long haul, we need to be able to play our best baseball in May,” said Monfiletto. “As we learn and grow and get better, we need to have the big picture in mind at all times. As long as they are committed to competing, working really hard, and trusting each other, we will be in a great, great position at the end of the year to play our best baseball.” —Bill Alden
Local Sports Recreation Department Offering Summer Jobs
Applications for all Princeton Recreation Department 2023 seasonal and summer employment opportunities are now available on the department’s website. Seasonal employment opportunities are available for the following positions: day camp counselor, day camp supervisor, day camp assistant director, teen travel camp counselor, Community Park Pool lifeguard/swim instructor, Community Park Pool manager, Community Park Pool customer service and seasonal park maintenance. Instructions on how to apply as well as job descriptions can be found at princetonrecreation.com under “Seasonal Employment.” All interested job seekers are encouraged to apply.
Princeton Athletic Club Holding 6K Run April 15
T he P r i nce ton At h le tic Club will be holding a 6,000-meter cross- country run at the Institute Woods on April 15.
T h e 6,0 0 0 - m e te r r u n starts at 10 a.m. from Princeton Friends School and is limited to 200 participants. The entry fee is $33 plus a $2.80 fee until March 24, including the optional T-shirt. The fee increases after March 24. Same day registration is $55 and will be limited to credit card only — no cash — and space available. This event is chip timed. All abilities are invited, including those who prefer to walk the course. Online registration and full event details are available at princetonac.org. The Princeton Athletic Club is a nonprofit running club for the community. The club, an all-volunteer organization, promotes running for the fun and health of it and stages several running events each year.
Hopewell Valley PTO Holding Bunny Hop 5K
The Hopewell Valley Central High PTO will be holding the inaugural Hopewell Valley Bunny Hop 5K Run/ Walk on April 22, at Washington Crossing State Park. The event has a check-in time of 8 a.m. and a 9 a.m. race start. In addition to providing the community with a fun way to welcome spring, the Bunny Hop also supports fundraising efforts for the
Class of 2024 Post Prom. For more than 25 years, parent volunteers, in cooperation with the HVCHS PTO, school administrators, and the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, have organized a large-scale event known as Post Prom. This event provides an alcoholand drug-free alternative for all HoVal students and their guests following the senior prom. The parent volunteers also plan several other senior year events, including Senior Sunrise, Senior Sunset, and various senior week activities. The cost of these events is covered entirely by the support of parents, local businesses, and community organizations. Par ticipation awards are being given to the top HVRSD elementary school ($300 ), the top grade at Timberlane Middle School ( $ 4 0 0 ) , a n d top g r a d e at Hopewell Valley High ($500). All registrants can affiliate with one of these groups, as appropriate. The top three f i n i s h e r s ( m a l e /fe m a l e ) of each age group will be awarded chocolate bunnies provided by David Bradley Chocolatier. Log onto hvbunnyhop5K. com for more information and to register.
ON THE RUN: A group of runners hit their stride last Saturday morning in the Princeton 5K. Pictured, from left, are Emilio Gonzalez Tor, Princeton Middle School track coach Dan Lee, Felix Yu, and Grace Hegedus, the top female finisher in the race. The event, in its 14th year, drew more than 450 runners. Jonathan Sewnig, 29, a Lambertville resident, placed first overall in a time of 16:24 while Hegedus, 14, of Princeton, came in at 20:33 in taking first among females. The Princeton 5K is the largest annual fundraiser for the Princeton High cross country and track programs. (Photo by Nicholas Niforatos)
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Joanne Elliott Born in Providence, RI, in 1925, Joanne Elliott of Princeton, NJ, passed away March 5, 2023 in Titusville, NJ. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics in 1950 from Cornell University with a thesis entitled “On Some Singular Integral Equations of the Cauchy Type.” This was at a time when women mathematicians were a rarity. Her distinguished career began with one year at Swarthmore College followed by an assistant professorship at Mount Holyoke College where she wrote the 1956 paper “Stochastic Processes Connected With Harmonic Functions,” with William Feller. In the same year she relocated to Barnard College, teaching at Columbia University. By 1964, she had arrived at Douglass College of Rutgers University,
Louise Flippin L ou is e Ferdon F lippin died at home in East Brunswick, New Jersey, on February 19 at age 88. A former Princeton resident, Louise — known as “Cookie” growing up — was born and raised in Montclair, NJ. She attended Montclair High School, where she dated her future husband and love of her life, Royce N. Flippin Jr. She went on to Delaware University, graduating in 1956 and marrying several weeks later. Vivacious, outgoing, and ever-cheerful, she was an unwavering companion to her husband as he carved a standout career as a nationally known athlete at Princeton University, a businessman, and then athletic director for Princeton and later MIT. At the same time, she blazed her own path with her engaging presence, keen intelligence and sense of humor, and powerful empathy for others. After giving birth in her twenties to three children, Diane, Royce 3rd, and Robert, Louise shepherded them through childhood with attentiveness and affection, navigating the family’s numerous moves as her husband completed his military service, attended business
school, and pursued his career. Louise was a warm and supportive mother-in-law to her children’s spouses, Arthur Nole, Alexis Lipsitz Flippin, and Patricia Ginter Flippin, and a loving grandmother to Brian Nole, Robert Flippin Jr., Michael Flippin, Ryan Flippin, Christopher Flippin, and Lily (Maisie) Flippin. Louise cherished her extended family as well, including her parents, Albert Ferdon and Elisabeth Ruprecht Ferdon, her three older sisters, Maryli, Betty Jane, and Nancy and their families, and Royce Jr.’s family. A loyal fr iend, L ouise stayed in lifelong touch with her good pals from high school, her and Royce’s tight-knit Princeton circle, numerous close friends from church, work, and the communities in which she lived, and the dedicated caregivers who watched over her in the last years of her life. She also maintained strong roots in Silver Bay, New York, where she spent time virtually every summer as a youth and adult and was known for her long morning swims in Lake George. In addition to her many personal ties, Louise loved teaching, music, and dance, and all things related to su m mer and garden ing. After teaching elementary school early in her marriage, she returned to graduate school to earn a master’s degree in special education from Queens College. Motivated by a heartfelt desire to help children overcome their learning disabilities, she went on to teach special educat ion in W hite Plains, New York ; L awrence and Hightstown, New
Jersey; and Reading, Massachusetts. She also studied dance with Martha Graham as a young adult, and lit up scores of dance floors over the years jitterbugging with her husband. Louise loved to sing as well; in her final months, though confined to her bed, she could still be heard singing along to recordings of Frank Sinatra. Above all, Louise had a deep religious faith that sustained her both in dayto-day life and as a committed church member, and was an active parishioner at Holy Trinity Church in South River for the past 30 years. Louise was predeceased by her dear daughter Diane, Diane’s husband Art, her three sisters, and her beloved husband. She is survived by her two remaining children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed for her love of life, the warm connections she made with everyone she met, and her steadfast devotion to those things that truly matter. Donations can be made in Louise’s memory to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 90 L eonard i n e Ave nu e, South River, NJ 08882.
Gun-Marie Hedman McLean Gun-Marie Hedman McLean was born on August 23, 1938 and passed away on March 8, 2023 surrounded by family in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was born in Gavle, Sweden. She came to Princeton, NJ, in 1958 where she raised her two daughters with their father, Albert Kren. She was predeceased by
her husband of 17 years, Wa l l a c e W. M c L e a n of Scarsdale, NY. Marie was a kind, gentle, and generous woman. She was an avid animal lover who enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, and watching true crime stories. She traveled annually with her family to Cabo San Lucas and loved the ocean. She is survived by her two daughters, Mary Ann Kren of Scottsdale, AZ, and Susan Kren of Princeton, NJ.; three granddaughters, Adriana Tonachio of Peoria, AZ, Victoria Jackson of Princeton, NJ, and Julia Jackson of Scottsdale, AZ; one great-grandson, Desmond Tonachio; one sister IngMarie Segura of Columbus, NJ; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will she greatly missed by all who knew her. A private family service will be held in Scottsdale, AZ.
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and was Professor of Mathematics from 1965 until her retirement in 1991. She supervised five Ph.D. theses during 1967-1978. Joanne was an inveterate reader who loved and supported music and the arts. She traveled extensively with her close friend, mathematician and photographer, Natascha Artin Brunswick. An avid birdwatcher, she and her friends Tanya and Milton Moss frequented the vicinity of the Atlantic flyway and visited other countries specifically to go birding. On ret ir ing f rom Rutgers, Joanne volunteered for many years interpreting mathematical texts at Reading for the Blind, (now Learning Ally). Throughout her life she supported numerous charities and derived much pleasure from so doing. She was predeceased by her parents John Sanderson and Martha Hester (Robertson) Elliott, a brother Robert G. Elliott, and a nephew John S. Elliott. Joanne is survived by her niece Debbie Reed, a cousin Julie Monson, and many dear friends. Burial will be private at the Princeton Cemetery. A commemoration of Joanne’s life will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Nature Conservancy, the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, the Mercer County (NJ) Wildlife Center, or Doctors Without Borders. Arrangements are under the direction of MatherHodge Funeral Home.
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