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Summer Wellness Starts on Page 11 Do Something Club Makes a Difference . . . . 5 Neighborhood Dedicated to Community . . . . . . . 7 Student Film Festival at Public Library . . . . . . 20 Brentano String Quartet Returns to PU . . . . . . 21 PU’s Andersen Headed to Women’s Lacrosse World Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Barratt Selected in NHL Draft . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Council Casts Votes In Favor of Measures On Group Home and More Improvements to Princeton Public Library, a new group home, and a possible revival of efforts to ease traffic woes on U.S. 1 were among the topics at Princeton Council’s meeting Monday evening, July 10. The governing body voted on several ordinances and resolutions. A bond ordinance appropriating $275,000 for improvements to the library was voted in unanimously. But before casting her vote, Councilwoman Jo Butler expressed reluctance. “I don’t think we’ve had the appropriate discussions that ought to take place about surveillance at the library,” she said, adding that she would support the measure in order to hasten other needed work in the building. “But I do think it’s a mistake,” she said. The acquisition of a parking lot on Franklin Avenue, which has been used for construction vehicles during the building of Princeton University’s Merwick Stanworth housing complex on Route 206 Continued on Page 10
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Optimism Grows for Veblen Buildings’ Future The fate of the house and cottage formerly owned by the renowned mathematician Oscar Veblen and his wife, still standing in Princeton’s Herrontown Woods nature preserve, continues to hang in the balance. Mercer County, which owns the buildings, “is still contemplating demolition,” but the administration, according to Mercer County Deputy Director of Communications Michael Boonin, “is still internally discussing the Veblen matter.” The Friends of Herrontown Woods (FOHW) preservation group is hopeful that they will be able to take over the property and make needed repairs, and the town of Princeton wants to work with them to help find a resolution to the standoff between FOHW and county officials. “We’ve tried to assist the group by meeting with both parties,” said Princeton Administrator Marc Dashield. “We hope there will be a happy resolution.” The County Park Commission recently rejected all bids for demolition but has requested additional bids. FOHW President Steve Hiltner is optimistic that the rejection of those bids was an indicator that demolition is on hold, but Princeton Mayor
Liz Lempert cautioned against undue optimism. “Publicly owned structures can’t just be handed over to a private group,” she said. “The way forward is complicated.” She continued to affirm the town’s support for FOHW in “trying to see if we can find a way forward. FOHW is one of Princeton’s great volunteer groups. We
appreciate all they’ve done already. It’s a great area and a great place to go walking.” Mr. Hiltner stated that the FOHW continues to communicate with the mayor and town council members and “that there is potential for FOHW and the town to find a way to move forward.” Continued on Page 10
After First Day of “Summer of Hell,” Commuters Are Pleasantly Surprised On day two yesterday of the predicted “summer of hell,” with two months of major infrastructure repairs underway at Penn Station in New York, Princeton Junction commuters were calm, pleasantly surprised so far and even, perhaps, hopeful. Despite numerous problems and delays earlier in the summer and warnings of even more serious disruptions beginning Monday, July 10, service on Tuesday morning and Monday seemed to run smoothly, and most trains were running on time.
“Best day of the summer,” said Andy Haughwout of West Windsor, describing his Monday commute as he boarded the 7:45 a.m. New York-bound train again on Tuesday. “On time at both ends, departing and arriving.” David Drosdick of Princeton described himself as “cautiously optimistic” and attributed some of New Jersey Transit’s success this week to low expectations. “Under-promise and over-deliver was our company motto,” said the Motorola engineer who commutes to Brooklyn. “If you Continued on Page 4
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POTLUCK: The annual summer picnic in the Cuyler/Dempsey Avenue section of Princeton is just one of the regular events that have been bringing neighbors together for decades. This year’s party, held last month, was an unofficial sendoff for Judy Koubek and Luke Hilgendorff, longtime residents who are moving to Chicago. See page 7 for more about the neighborhood and its residents. (Photo Courtesy of Rekha Arapurakal)
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There’s a new trend in healthcare, and it’s gaining momentum in our area. By Sarah Emily Gilbert (Originally published in Princeton Magazine) Dr. Barbara A. Brown (left) and Dr. Lynne B. Kossow of Princeton Lifestyle Medicine.
or the past two years, Dr. Lynne B. Kossow and Dr. Barbara A. Brown of Princeton Lifestyle Medicine have offered their patients far more than the traditional primary care practice. Most doctors see 25-30 patients a day for an average of 15 minutes, but Drs. Kossow and Brown see six to eight patients a day for up to an hour. In addition to providing treatment for acute illnesses, the doctors act as their clients’ healthcare coaches through Lifestyle Medicine, a scientific approach to patient wellness by effecting changes in areas such as diet, physical activity, and stress management. With the current shortage of primary care physicians and the abundance of high volume practices, this type of individualized attention is rare. However, by switching to a concierge format, doctors like Kossow and Brown are able to practice medicine that consists of this broad-spectrum care. Concierge medicine, also known as retainer-based medicine, is an umbrella term for private medical care wherein patients pay an out-of-pocket fee in exchange for enhanced care. Born in the 1990s, concierge medicine was once thought of as a service for the wealthy that charged patients a lofty fee for luxury medicine. In recent years, it has evolved to accommodate patients across all income brackets, leading to expanding interest among patients and their primary care doctors. According to a survey released by the American Academy of Private Physicians at the AAPP 2015 Fall Summit, more than 45 percent of 862 independent physicians would consider a concierge or similar membership model in the next three years. This may be due in part to our aging population needing increased and varied medical services, leading to an imbalanced patient/doctor ratio. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has increased the number of insured patients, putting a further strain on primary care doctors. As a result, physicians are often unable to dedicate enough time to each patient. In the hopes of increasing both job and patient satisfaction in a financially sustainable way, primary physicians like Dr. Kossow and Dr. Brown are looking toward concierge medicine. “Where conventional medicine is failing is in the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases that are becoming an epidemic in the United States today,” explain the doctors. “The current insurance model is built upon a problem-based economic reimbursement that encourages doctors to address medical problems very quickly. This leads to most doctors rushing to see 25-30 patients per day in order to make ends meet…This is not how we have ever practiced. We always want to have the time to address the root cause of diseases that are preventable today.” “For the past two years, we have been offering our Lifestyle Medicine Concierge Program as an optional program for our patients,” they continue. “Lifestyle Medicine is a 21st century approach to healthcare that consolidates the very best characteristics of traditional medicine with the profound impact of lifestyle behaviors on health. As our program grew, it became readily apparent to us that integrating Lifestyle Medicine into our internal medicine practice
was the best way for us to continue to provide exceptional care… We feel that the concierge model is the only way to effectively [do that].” Concierge medical practices come in various forms, including those that reject insurance plans all together, but this is not the case for Princeton Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Kossow and Dr. Brown accept insurance for all covered medical services. In addition, their patients pay an annual fee of $1,200 for the Lifestyle Medicine Concierge program, which gives them access to an elevated level of care. Trained at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at Harvard Medical School, the doctors are at the vanguard of their field, having lectured about their practice development model at The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine Conference in 2015. They are also members of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Kossow and Dr. Brown’s practice is unique in that it offers patients comprehensive conventional medical care combined with lifestyle counseling. Patients interested in a natural approach to disease prevention are provided in-depth, individualized coaching based on their needs. The doctors can assist with everything from quitting smoking to creating a manageable diet and exercise plan. According to the doctors, this is an evidence-based practice that has been shown to prevent, reverse, or slow down heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, dementia, and some cancers. The concierge model offers Princeton Lifestyle Medicine patients additional benefits including access to the doctors’ emails, cell phone numbers, and private phone line, extended patient office visits, a one-hour consultation, and same or next day appointments. As a result, patients see Drs. Kossow and Brown not only as accomplished medical doctors, but health advocates, mentors, and even friends. “Our practice structure allows us to spend more time educating our patients about what may be going on with them medically,” the doctors explain. “We are better able to work with them as partners in their care and advocate for them with their specialists or if they are in the hospital. We provide tremendous support and guidance to them and their caretakers or family. We are happy to have this enhanced communication with our patients. It allows us to make social visits when they are hospitalized at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro so that we can stay in close touch while they are receiving care.” Concierge practices like Princeton Lifestyle Medicine focus the healthcare system on its most vital component: the patient-doctor relationship. The model emphasizes quality care instead of quick care, benefitting both parties. This is helping revive medical students’ interest in internal medicine, which is predicted to increase the number of primary care doctors and revitalize our healthcare system. As leaders in both concierge and Lifestyle medicine, it comes as no surprise that Dr. Kossow and Dr. Brown are at the forefront of this effort, bringing Princeton into the future of healthcare.
The Princeton Lifestyle Medicine Concierge Program is $1,200 per year. The fee can be paid monthly, quarterly, biannually, or annually, and credit cards are accepted as payment. All medical services are billed through the patient’s insurance company as usual. Princeton Lifestyle Medicine is located at 731 Alexander Road, Suite 200 in Princeton, New Jersey. For more information call 609.655.3800 or visit www.princetonlifestylemedicine.com. — Paid Advertisement —
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CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM: Commuters prepare to board the 7:45 New Jersey Transit train in Princeton Junction heading to New York Tuesday morning. After encountering surprisingly few delays on Monday’s first day of a major Amtrak infrastructure repair project in Penn Station, commuters were hopeful that their good fortune would continue. (Photo by Don Gilpin)
preparing to depart on time She continued, “I expected a Tuesday, but described herself lot worse yesterday. It’s great as “wildly unoptimistic.” She that yesterday wasn’t as bad as set expectations that it’s go- noted, “Delays every day is the expected, but that was probing to be the worst, anything new normal here. I’ve come to ably a fluke.” expect that and factor it into is better.” —Donald Gilpin Waiting on the platform at my commuting time.” Princeton Junction, Mr. Drosdick continued, “I haven’t had any trouble. It’s been smooth. A Community Bulletin I was expecting much worse. Everything’s been on schedule.” He added that he has 8th Annual Waiter’s Race: Thursday, July 13 at downloaded the NJ Transit 3:30 p.m., watch area waiters compete for prizes at app and has found it helpful Princeton Shopping Center’s inner circle. Free. Visit in giving him access to train princetonshoppingcenter.com. schedules, but the only major Chemical and Waste Disposal Day: Saturday, schedule changes so far seem July 15, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John T. Dempster Fire to have been on the M&E School, 350 Lawrence Station Road, recycle common (Morris & Essex) Midtown Diresidential chemical wastes or used electronics. Visit rect trains, which have been www.mcianj.org or call (609) 278-8086 for details. diverted from Penn Station to 11th Annual Mid-Summer Marketing Showcase: Hoboken Terminal. Northeast On Tuesday, July 18 from 4-7 p.m. on Palmer Square, Corridor trains are expected the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce presents to arrive in Penn Station New this showcase of independent businesses with music, York with only minor time food, and more. Free. Rain date July 20. changes, according to NJ Transit. Donate Blood: The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets. Local In a letter last week, NJ Trandonation sites are at 707 Alexander Road, and sites sit executive directorSteven H. in Skillman and Princeton University. For hours and Santoro warned customers other details, visit redcross.org. about possible problems and delays. “If you haven’t done Tours of Princeton Airport: Tuesday mornings so already, I strongly urge all at 10:30 a.m. during July and August, free tours are customers to utilize the next given of the airport on Route 206, covering its 107few days to familiarize yourself year history and present daily operations and facilities. with all of your travel options,” Visitors may have a chance to sit inside a plane and he wrote. “This will not be a see how the controls work. Free. Visit www.prince normal commute for any of us, tonairport.com or call Steve Nierenberg at (609) so we ask that you stay con921-3100. nected to social media and our Route 206 Detours: Continuing through November web page for latest informa3, the Route 206 bridge over the Stony Brook will tion, stay ahead by building in be closed in both directions. Visit princetonnj.gov for extra time for your commute, details on detours. and stay cool and try not to Trenton Country Club Wants Memorabilia: To lose patience.” celebrate its 120th anniversary, the club on Sullivan Christina Broderick, preparWay in West Trenton is looking for art and artifacts ing to board the 7:45 a.m. for an exhibit this fall. Photographs, correspondence, train at Princeton Junction trophies, printed materials, and other items are sought, yesterday, was thankful for for loan or donation. The club was formerly the “Oaka relatively uneventful comlands” estate. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. mute on Monday and a train continued from page one
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bone of the school,” Ms. Riely said. “We talk about marketing and event planning, connecting with the whole school, and getting everybody involved. These students become the event planners, researchers, and m a r ke t i n g e x p e r t s . D o Something has become part of the culture and climate at John Witherspoon.” Ms. Riely described the operation of the club as “fluid,” with a core group of about
Causes championed by the dedicated group of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders during the past year have included a warm clothing drive Continued on Next Page last winter to benefit area children in need; collection of more than 7,000 pounds of food to be distributed by Mercer Street Friends; raising funds for the Leukemia a n d Ly mphom a S o cie t y (Gold Banner Award); the J WMS Talent Show with proceeds going to the YMCA and the Princeton Parks and Recreation Department for www.princetonmagazinestore.com summer scholarships; collaborating with Toobydoo clothing in Palmer Square to donate more than 130 swimsuits to kids to complement their pool scholarships; and many other initiatives. Computer teacher Kelly Riely, who has been the club advisor over the past 15 years, discussed some of the organization’s accomplishments. “We’re trying to raise active global citizens,” she said. “Being a moral, creative person and giving back to the community. That’s what it’s all about.” She went on to describe how the students get involved and through the middle school years increasingly develop leadership skills. “These kids come in wanting to be part of it and take direction,” she noted. “It’s a mentoring program. They guide each other and go from listening to leading by seventh or eighth grade.” The club meets two or three mornings each week. “The kids come in, sit around the table, and generate ideas,” whether it’s a big food drive for Mercer Street Friends, a clothing drive, Toys for Tots during the holiday season, or fundraising for leukemia and lymphoma. Everyday activities include bake sales, pretzel sales, announcements, making posters, and assembly presentations. In
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“I’ve been listening to a lot of ’60s brass bands. I found 5th Dimension and I’m going to listen to these guys later.” —Nick Didmoizio, Princeton
TREASURE HUNT: Music and movie lovers were on the lookout for special finds on Saturday at the Princeton Record Exchange on South Tulane Street. The popular spot has been one of the leading independent record stores since 1980. (Photo by Erica M. Cardenas)
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15 students meeting regularly, an additional 15 or 20 joining in occasionally, and always the opportunity for groups to come to meetings to pitch ideas for new service projects. “If they have an idea we work with them to give them ownership and help them develop their idea,” she said. Rising seventh grader Maya Lerman described how she joined Do Something last year because “it sounded like a fun experience,” and she wanted “to give back to the community.” She helped to organize a drive to collect money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. “That made a difference,” she said. “‘We got everyone at school excited about it.” Noting the incentive of the competition, she added, “The class that collected the most money won a prize. Middle schoolers are very competitive. People want to win.” Looking forward to taking the initiative to “do some-
Bureau (CVB) and Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce (PRCC) have a new name. To better reflect the continuing growth of the CVB in Mercer County, the program will be renamed the Princeton-Mercer Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau. The new designation for the CVB comes on the heels of the New Jersey Conference on Tourism, where it was announced that Mercer County set a record as the state’s second largest growth in tourism, based on “The Economic Impact of Tourism in New Jersey” report. New Jersey and Mercer County again set records in 2016, with Mercer County seeing the second largest growth in tourism sales for the year, up 5.5 percent from last year, and New Jersey as a whole marking its seventh straight year of visitation growth. Convention/Visitors Bureau “We are excited that the Announces New Name Princeton-Mercer Region has The Princeton Regional experienced such growth,” Convention and Visitors s a i d J e n n i fe r S p i l l a n e ,
thing” again next year, Maya concluded, “It’s important because it helps make a difference outside of your own life. It also helps the students come together, working on service projects.” Sonja Lips, owner and CEO of Toobydoo, is also looking forward to working with Do Something again in the next school year with a fall clothing drive and the bathing suits in the spring. “It was beautiful,” she said. “It was really touching.” Praising Ms. Riely’s inspirational leadership and the important work of Do Something, Ms. Lips pointed out, “It’s wonderful what they do for the community. They take on so many initiatives. Kelly and I are seeing more ways going forward to give back to the community. It makes you feel good.” —Donald Gilpin
managing director of the Princeton-Mercer Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Our region has many wonderful historic, cultural, educational, and family attractions not just in Princeton, but throughout Mercer Count y. T he region has something for everyone, and we are excited to expand the CVB name to better showcase our regional assets.” Along with the expanded name, a new CVB logo will be released at the CVB’s signature event, the third annual Toast to Tourism Awards, scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, from 8-10 a.m. at The Boathouse at Mercer Lake. The ceremony will include award presentations, keynote address, and a first look at the new PrincetonMercer Regional CVB logo. Tickets are $50 and include breakfast and attendance at the Awards Program. Further information about the event can be found at www.princetonchamber.org.
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“Brahms pieces No. 2 and No. 3 for fun listening. I’m really into classical music and sing in a lot of different choirs. I’m visiting Princeton this week for the Westminster Vocal Institute.” —Abby Flanigan, Scotch Plains
Back in the mid-1950s, a group of citizens became aware that Princeton realtors were not showing houses to people of color. Organized as the Princeton Housing Group, they purchased a tract of land in the Walnut Lane/Dempsey Avenue neighborhoods and arranged to offer private mortgages on 25 newly-built homes. Some six decades later, the neighborhood originally known as Maplecrest has expanded, stretching from Mount Lucas Road to Ewing Street. More ethnically than racially diverse these days, it remains a welcoming cluster of homes where people make an effort to know each other and get-togethers are a regular occurrence. Just ask Paul Raeder, who moved from Manhattan with his life partner Bob Holley to Cuyler Avenue in the neighborhood 13 years ago. “We didn’t know what to expect,” said Mr. Raeder, who works at Princeton University’s Office of Annual Giving. “But as soon as we met the neighbors, we were embraced within minutes. I think we added an element of diversity that wasn’t there. People were so pleased to have us there.” Late last month, the neighborhood held its annual summer picnic — a tradition that dates back nearly 60 years. The party was an unofficial farewell to Judy Koubek and Luke Hilgendorff, who moved to Dempsey Avenue in 1991. The couple, now retired, are moving to Chicago, Ms. Koubek’s home town. “What’s special here is the connection with the neighbors,” said Ms. Koubek. “Nobody is in each other’s faces, but yet, you get to know the people all around you. It’s
a feeling of safety to me — that I could ask for help if I needed it. People know who I am and I know who they are. It’s just a warm feeling. Of course, we’re going to miss that.” The annual summer picnic is only part of the story. A monthly potluck dinner, a festive winter holiday party, and other events bring neighbors together throughout the year. It was at the first Christmas party they held that Ms. Koubek and Mr. Hilgendorff saw the potential for something more. “We had this party for the neighbors, and people were still sitting in our family room at 3 a.m.,” Ms. Koubek recalled. “So I said, ‘You guys seem great. Why don’t we do a potluck once a month?’ And that’s how that started.” New residents are always approached about getting involved in neighborhood activities and celebrations. Two families with swimming pools usually hold the dinners during the summer months, Ms. Koubek said. The original homes in the neighborhood were “all cookie- cutter with three bedrooms, one bath, and a carport,” Mr. Raeder said. “But over the years, most people have added on and only two are exactly the way they were.” The house Mr. Raeder and Mr. Holley bought was built in 1953. A second wave of building in the late 1950s was of splitlevel houses. “The people who founded the neighborhood were Charles Hunt, an architect who died in January at 92; and Len Newton, who died in 2014. It was their concept, way back in the beginning, that got the neighborhood started,” Mr. Raeder said. At last count, Mr. Raeder
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tallied 24 nationalities in the neighborhood — Australia, Peru, Romania, Hungary, Nepal, India, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, China, Japan, and Korea are all represented. That makes for great food at parties. A lot of young families have recently moved to the neighborhood. “There are a lot of little kids again, so that’s nice,” said Ms. Koubek, who raised her children there. Those children are regular guests at the annual Halloween party, which Mr. Raeder and Mr. Holley hosted for 10 years in a row. Not everyone in the neighborhood wants to be involved in activities. There are some who don’t come to the door or turn on their lights during Halloween or holiday caroling. But for the most part, people join in. “Neighbors stop by while you’re outside doing yard work, and you start chatting. So you don’t get your work done,” Mr. Raeder said. “And I say that in the nicest way.” —Anne Levin
July 13 Waiters’ Race at Shopping Center
Local wait staff will put their tray-balancing skills to the test at The Princeton Merchants A s sociat ion’s 7th Annual Waiters’ Race on Thursday, July 13 at 4 p.m. at the Princeton Shopping Center. This year, there are 15 participating restaurants with over 70 racers. T he fastest racers ( who don’t spill their teetering cargo) will take home cash prizes, gift cards, and more. The start line of the race is located next to the Main Street Cabana. This year’s field of competitors includes wait staff from Agricola, Alchemist & Bar-
rister, Blue Point Grill, Ivy Inn, Jammin’ Crepes, Main Street Bistro, McCaffrey’s, Mediterra, Nomad Pizza, Teresa Caffe, Triumph Brewing Company, Winberries, Witherspoon Grill, and the Yankee Doodle Tap Room. John Marshall, president of the Princeton Merchants Association states, “Each year our field of competitors grows as does the popularity and attendance of this event…. We will also find out if two-time men’s champion, Witherspoon Grill’s Dan Speck, can reclaim the men’s crown that was his in 2015. The PMA Waiters’ Race has definitely become a summer must-attend event in Princeton.” For more information, contact John Marshall at president@ princetonmerchants.org. ———
HIP’s Bastille Day Fundraiser at ONE 53
The Rocky Hill restaurant ONE 53 is partnering with Housing Initiatives of Princeton (HIP) on a Bastille Day Bash fundraiser on Friday, July 14. Patrons at lunch and dinner can buy a $10 glass of Aix Rosé, and $10 will be donated to HIP. This will end when the bottle is empty – and the bottle is an enormous 15 liter Nebuchadnezzar, which equals 20 typical size bottles of wine. HIP is an all-volunteer interfaith and communitybased transitional housing organization. HIP’s members are concerned about homelessness and the unmet need for affordable and low-income housing in Princeton. HIP is a 501(c)(3) transitional housing organization that started assisting families in 2004. Transitional housing is provided for up to 24 months. In addition to housing, HIP provides individualized case management services needed for clients to succeed independently.
Aix Rosé, a gold award winning wine from Provence, is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault, with a salmon pink color that is fragrant and delicate with notes of watermelon, strawberries, and flowers. It is made just an hour northeast of the historic city of Aixen-Provence. The region is known for making the best rosés in the world. V i s i t w w w.h o u s i n g initiativesofprinceton.org for more information. ———
Springdale Golf Club Hosts NJ State Open
Springdale Golf Club of Princeton was one of four New Jersey Golf Clubs to host the New Jersey State Golf Association State Open qualifying tournament. The event took place on June 15 and 103 golfers participated. The golfers (professionals and amateurs) had to have a USGA index of 5.0 or less to enter the qualifying tournament. Reid Bedell of Manasquan
River Golf Club and Logan Sabins of Jumping Brook Country Club led the field with scores of 69. A total of 20 golfers qualified at the cut line of 73, which was two over par. The State Open Championship will be played at Metedeconk National Golf Club located in Jackson, New Jersey. Formed in 1895, Springdale Golf Club is one of the oldest in New Jersey. The golf course, designed by Gerard Lambert, dates from 1915. Revised in 1926 by William Flynn, the par 71 course is 6380 yards from the blue tees, with a course rating of 70.5 and a slope of 132. The old clubhouse, originally a farmhouse (c. 1860), was a gift from the Princeton Class of 1886. The new clubhouse opened in August 2007. Springdale is a private club, hosting a limited number of outings. It serves as the home course for the Princeton University Men’s and Women’s golf teams.
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The “Scribe of All Nature,” Henry David Thoreau, Is 200 Years Old Today It is not worth the while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar. —Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) oday is Thoreau’s 200th birthday. It’s unlikely that the author of Walden would find all the hoopla “worth the while” — a three-day bicentennial gala in Concord, Mass.; inns and motels booked three years in advance; as many as 750,000 people estimated to be making the pilgrimage to Walden Pond in this celebratory year; the publication of new biographies and numerous books; a full-scale exhibit, “This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal,” at the Morgan Museum and Library in New York. This is the man, after all, whose gravestone contains but one word, HENRY; who says “Simplify! Simplify! Simplify!” and tells us “instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail;” who begins his signature work with a section titled “Economy,” in which he offers extravagant thoughts about honoring the dead: “As for the Pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs. I might possibly invent some excuse for them and him, but I have no time for it. As for the religion and love of art of the builders, it is much the same all the world over, whether the building be an Egyptian temple or the United States Bank. It costs more than it comes to.” “Accidentally On Purpose” Thoreau also makes a point of showing only a passing interest in America’s most hallowed anniversary when he informs us that he began to spend his nights at Walden “by accident” on “Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, 1845.” In early editions of Walden, he draws attention to such underwhelmingly stated information by highlighting the sentence preceding it on the title page: “I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.” Should you seek out the page number provided with the titular epigraph, you find Thoreau’s lusty cockcrow of intent coinciding with the accidentally on purpose reference to Independence Day, which just happened to be when he began his life at Walden. And should you read as far as the “Conclusion,” you’ll find him suggesting that “Patriotism is a maggot in their heads” for those who “love the soil which makes their graves, but have no sympathy with the spirit which may still animate their clay.” This sort of rhetorical rock and roll brings to mind Richard Poirier’s observation in A World Elsewhere that “Thoreau’s genius with language, like Joyce’s, is to an awesome degree self-satisfying.” Waking to His Message According to Princeton University Pro-
fessor Emeritus William Howarth, former editor-in-chief of The Writings of Henry David Thoreau (Princeton Univ. Press), most students in the half century he taught Thoreau would “memorize, regurgitate, and move serenely on, untouched.” In his bicentennial essay in the summer 2017 issue of The American Scholar, Howarth reports that students “bound for Wall Street often yawn or snicker” at Thoreau’s “call to simplify, to refuse, to resist. Perhaps a third of them react with irritation, shading into hatred. How dare he question the point of property, the meaning of wealth? The smallest contingent, and the most gratifying, are those who wake to his message.” Although I was aler ted to the mes sage by two great teachers, James M. Cox at Indiana and Richard Poirier at Rutgers, I didn’t really con nec t w it h Thoreau until I read the letters and, especially, t h e j ou r na ls. The first small volume of correspondence published in 1865 was, according to F.B. Sanborn, “designedly done to exhibit one phas e of h is character,” rather than “the most native or attractive.” Thoreau’s younger sister Sophia (18191876) was “dissatisfied” with t h e “r u l e o f selection” and let Sanborn know her wish that “a fuller and more familiar view” of her brother would one day be given to the world. Sanborn responded decades later with the edition titled Familiar Letters (1893). To give an impression of what had been left out, Sanborn quotes a close friend of Thoreau’s to the effect that he was “one of those characters who may be called ‘household treasures,’” who could “raise the best melons in the garden, plant the orchard with choicest trees, or act as extempore mechanic,” and who had a fondness for his sister’s flowers or pets (“kittens were his favorite — he would play with them by the half-hour”). Among the characteristics Sanborn says were considered suspect and expendable in the letters were Thoreau’s use of “popular speech,” his “levity,” and a fondness for puns “in which he abounded almost as much as Shakespeare.”
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Thoreau’s Thumb One letter thought too familiar for the original edition begins with a sprained thumb. Writing to Sophia, on July 8, 1860, Thoreau says that “it is questionable whether I can write legibly, if at all. I can’t ‘bear on’ much,” and adds, “What is worse, I believe that I have sprained my brain too — that is, it sympathizes with my thumb.” After ranging through issues that include a ceremony at John Brown’s grave, a related “murder case,” an annual picnic (“I do not go to picnics, you know”), and a reference to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s return from Europe (“He is as simple and childlike as ever”), Thoreau finishes on this not quite coherent note: “I believe that I have fairly scared the kittens away, at last, by my pretended fierceness, which was. I will consider my thumb — and your eyes.” It’s t he ap pealing ess e n ce of t h e “familiar,” that Thoreau closes w ith his sore thumb and his s is ter’s eye s. But what about “the pretended fierceness” that scared the cats? What happened to the rest of the sentence? Which was — what? All this random play of everyday detail may be nothing more than further evidence that “by accident” is simply in Thoreau’s nature (and humankind’s), whether he’s writing a playful letter to his sister or shrugging off one of the most significant dates in his life. But the letter’s last two words — “your eyes” — haunt me, maybe because they echo the sentence in Walden where Thoreau wonders “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” Some research online suggests that Sophia’s eyes became her brother’s eyes, in effect, at least according to an article contending that she alone edited Thoreau’s four posthumous essay collections while making sure that her brother’s voluminous and invaluable journals found a sympathetic and knowledgeable editor. Rescued by Thoreau In 1973-74 my wife and I were living adjacent to the Downs in Bristol. The
proximity of miles and miles of countryside in the middle of the city meant a lot of walking and exploring, noticing things, making connections, like an extension of the close-reading regimen I’d been following as a graduate student in English at Rutgers. Sometimes I’d bring some Bristol flora home with me. On this particular September evening, without really thinking about it (“accidentally on purpose”), I fill a pipe with some crumbled copper beech and holly leaves and the white pulp from a horse chestnut, light a match to it, and inhale. A few seconds later my mind shuts down. Spasms in the hands and legs, dry mouth, hot and cold chills. I’d been writing in my journal. When I try to read it, nothing makes sense. I hurry downstairs and out the front door, my legs giving way under me, my heart racing, my hands turning to ice. Hoping to walk it off, I stagger toward the area of Downs I’d been grubbing around in, as if going to the source might help. Nothing helps until I turn around, head home, and pick up my well-worn copy of the Signet Classics paperback of Thoreau’s Selected Journals, my first sound thought since I lit the pipe. I open it looking for a September entry and find Sept. 2 1851, and sanity: “The body, the senses must conspire with the mind. Expression is the act of the whole man, that our speech may be vascular. The intellect is powerless to express thought without the aid of the heart and liver and of every member. Often I feel that my head stands out too dry, when it should be immersed. A writer, a man writing, is the scribe of all nature; he is the corn and the grass and the atmosphere writing. It is always essential that we love to do what we are doing, do it with a heart.” I’ve used italics to suggest, however inadequately, the way the words cleared my head, creating the sense of a voice alive in the language perfectly tuned to the moment. Reading on, I find another passage, from Sept. 3, also stunningly appropriate: “… no man is quite well or healthy, yet everyone believes practically that health is the rule and disease the exception … disease is in fact the rule in our terrestrial life and the prophecy of our celestial life …. Man begins quarreling with the animal in him, and the result is immediate disease …. It is as a seer that man asserts his disease to be exceptional.” These brief passages out of all the two million-plus words in the journals gave me everything I needed. o here he is today, July 12, 2017, whether in a Signet paperback or in the university press edition of the Writings, or in the massive Dover edition (14 volumes bound as two) that includes a facsimile of the first page of the manuscript, reproduced “same size” courtesy of the Pierpont Morgan Library, now the Morgan Museum and Library, where you can see the real thing in person in “This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal,” from now through September 10. —Stuart Mitchner
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Recognizing McCaffrey’s for Ongoing Support Of the DOORS Golf Challenge Charity Event
To the Editor: I’m just writing to recognize McCaffrey’s for their ongoing support of the DOORS Golf Challenge, a charity golf event that was held at Cherry Valley Country club on July 10. For the third year, McCaffrey’s signed on as a sponsor to this event. Jay’s Cycles also contributed with a donation for our silent auction. These gifts will help this parent-run organization provide after school and summer services to children and adults with autism. DOORS supports the programs of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center in New Brunswick (www.doorsnj.org). As a parent of a child with autism in Princeton, it means so much for local businesses to support our causes. Many thanks to McCaffrey’s and Jay’s. JIM ChRISTy Leigh Avenue
Increased Wages for Direct Support Professionals A Reality Thanks to Hard Work of N.J. Senate President
To the Editor: The state budget battle took many twists and turns this year, but we would be remiss not to acknowledge the final funding bill and the members of the legislature who fought tirelessly on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Specifically, I would like to acknowledge the hard work of Senate President Steve Sweeney, who fought to increase wages for direct support professionals (DSPs) in the Fy18 Budget. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities rely on DSPs for the hands-on supports and services in the community, but without a wage increase for the last ten years, it has become increasingly difficult to find and retain employees. This, compounded with starting wages of only $10.50 an hour, makes staffing programs a real challenge and starts to jeopardize the availability of services. Senate President Sweeney made this matter a priority and fought to ensure $20 million remained when the dust settled and the final budget document was signed. On behalf of individuals with I/DD and their families in the state, we would like to thank the Senate president and the members of the New Jersey Legislature who helped make this increase a reality. ThOMAS BAFFuTO Executive Director of The Arc of New Jersey and Chair of the Coalition for a DSP Living Wage.
In Honor of National Summer Learning Day Some Words on Summer Learning Loss
To the Editor: July 13 is National Summer Learning Day, sponsored by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to raise awareness about the importance of summer learning experiences. The NSLA notes that summer learning loss, the phenomenon where young people lose academic skills over the summer, is “one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate.” Many of us with sufficient means prevent summer learning loss in various ways: we enroll our children in summer enrichment programs or camps; take them on trips to new places where they learn history, geography, and civics; and supervise their school-assigned summer reading. unfortunately, many young people lack these options. Economic inequality, communities with limited resources, parents who work multiple jobs to make ends meet with little free time — these are just a few of the reasons that low-income young people do not enjoy the same opportunities. At the Princeton-Blairstown Center, we are working with young people to combat summer learning loss. Each summer, 500 students — primarily from Trenton and Newark — come to our 264-acre campus in Blairstown, New Jersey for our week-long Summer Bridge Program, free of charge. They spend three hours a day engaged in handson literacy; science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and project-based learning; an hour and a half in waterfront activities (swimming/canoeing/kayaking);
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Books Labyrinth Presents Talk On John James Audubon
Gregory Nobles will be talking about his new book, John James Audubon: The Nature of the American Woodsman (univ. of Penn. Press $34.95) at Labyrinth Books on Wednesday, July 19 at 6 p.m. According to Scott Weidensaul, author of Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding, “More than a century and a half after his death, John James Audubon — f lamboyant, intense, garrulous, insecure, and yet gifted beyond measure — remains one of the most compelling fig-
ures in American history. In this fine new biography, Gregory Nobles brings ‘the American Woodsman’ back to full, vivid life, capturing the artist’s many facets as Audubon himself captured the essence of his beloved birds.” Gregory Nobles is professor of history emeritus at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Among his previous books are American Frontiers : Cultural Encounters and Continental Conquest and, with Alfred F. young, Whose American Revolution Was It? Historians Interpret the Founding.
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and three hours a day working on their social-emotional skills through ropes and challenge course activities that focus on leadership, team-building, communication, and problem-solving skills. To ensure that the learning continues back home, each student is sent home with a book of his or her choice from titles such as The Boy in the Black Suit, Bird, Seedfolks, The Lion Who Stole My Arm, The Color of My Words, Return to Sender, Thaw, Do Not Pass Go, Tall Story, and many more. Research indicates that the best predictor of summer loss or gain is if a child reads during the summer. Additionally, public library use among low-income children drops off when a library is more than six blocks from their home, compared with more than two miles for middle-class children. Most of the young people we serve in Trenton and Newark live more than six blocks from a library. All young people deserve opportunities for enriching and stimulating summer experiences so that they start the school year ready to learn and compete on an even playing field. In honor of National Summer Learning Day, I urge everyone in our community to support evidenced-based, high-quality summer programs like ours that help to reduce summer learning loss. Our children’s futures depend on it, and so do ours. SARAh TANTILLO, EdD Board Chair Princeton-Blairstown Center
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He further noted, “The Veblen House is finely crafted, which is not apparent from the outside, and I think when people see the inside they will agree that this is a significant historical property that needs to be preserved.” Mercer County previously rejected a proposal from FOHW to repair and maintain the buildings, claiming that the house and cottage were in too poor condition and too expensive to repair and that FOHW’s planning and fund-
raising were insufficient. FOHW will be giving a tour of a new trail at Herrontown Woods on Sunday, July 16 at 1 p.m. The route passes through areas of the preserve that most people haven’t seen, Mr. Hiltner said. —Donald Gilpin
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(Bayard Lane), was next on the agenda. The University is conveying the lot to the town under a multi-year agreement, possibly for the construction of affordable housing. Council passed the ordinance unanimously. The establishment of a group home for four developmentally challenged individuals at 24 Dorann Avenue drew praise from Council members L ance Liverman and Heather Howard. “We have these group
homes throughout Princeton now, and they have been a remarkable contribution,” Mr. Liverman said. “To see something preserved in this fashion and see something as caring and loving taking place is an honor for Princeton.” Ms. Howard added, “This is part of our commitment to both affordable housing and inclusive housing. These are members of our community who cannot care for themselves but can contribute to the community. I’m excited we found another opportunity here to do that.”
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But one resident of the neighborhood complained that neighbors were not sufficiently informed of the plans and given a chance to comment. She added that she has read complaints about how the group homes, which are managed by the organization Çommunity Options, are run. “It’s not as perfect and sunshine-and-roses as it seems,” she said. Community Options Executive Director Ida Bormentar said there are 21 group homes run by the organization in Mercer County. “We take good care and we like to treat our homes as if they are a family setting,” she said. “We treat all individuals with respect.” The three-bedroom house with one bath will be converted to a four-bedroom with an additional bathroom, she added. An open house for neighbors will be held before the home is opened. Council voted unanimously to pass the resolution. The group home will provide the town with credits toward its Fair Share Affordable Housing obligation. The issue of traffic flow on Route 1 between Harrison Street and Alexander Road has been tackled multiple times by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Previous attempts have not succeeded because of a lack of money in the Transportation Trust Fund. Now that the fund has been replenished thanks to the recent gas tax, the project is revived. Among the features under consideration are the addition of a travel lane in each direction and the extension of the queue before entering the jughandle turn at Alexander Road. One change Princeton has requested of the DOT is to make better accommodations for bicycle riders. Addressing the east-west flow of traffic over Route 1 is not part of this proposal and would be a second phase of the project, if it is undertaken. “The DOT wants consensus for this plan, which is still a concept plan,” said Mayor Liz Lempert. “They want to know there is general support in the region before they move forward with it.” —Anne Levin
Pennington. Today, the cemetery where these African Civil War Soldier are buried is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers through the Pennington African Cemetery Association as a cultural resource enjoyed by educators, researchers, and neighbors. Located on South Main Street in Pennington, the Pennington African Cemetery is one of the oldest historical landmarks in the area. It is the resting place of individuals born as far back as the Revolutionary War up until the Civil Rights era. In the midst of a raging Civil War, Pennington citizens of African descent secured the deed to a parcel of land for a cemetery. Their men were going off to war and racial segregation affected all aspects of life, including burials. Today, this peaceful one-acre is the resting place of many important contributors to the Pennington area, among them Civil War soldiers whose legacies endure and whose sacrifices must not be forgotten.
Police Blotter On July 3, at 8:35 p.m., a 36 -year-old male from Somerville was charged with possession of marijuana subsequent to a motor vehicle stop for speeding on Elm Road. On July 4, at 8:02 p.m., a victim reported that their bike was stolen sometime between 1 and 7:30 p.m. from the Community Park Pool bike rack. The bike was secured to the bike rack with a cable type lock. It is described as a Puky 21-speed boy’s mountain bike, black with orange accents, and valued at $1,000. On July 5, at 9:13 a.m., police responded to a call reporting an unresponsive man on the 606 NJ Transit bus. Further investigation revealed the 33-year-old male from Trenton was in possession of property stolen earlier that day and reported by the Trenton police department. Unless otherwise noted, individuals arrested were later released.
Pennington African Cemetery’s Civil War Heroes
On Wednesday, July 19, Civil War historian and retired National Archives Regional Director Kellee Green Blake will present “No Slave Beneath that Starry Flag: Civil War Heroes of the Pennington African Cemetery.” Ms. Blake’s lecture will share stories of Pennington’s own as they fought with the Union Army as part of famed, yet segregated units, including the United States “Colored” Troops (USCT). These local men won battles in Virginia, defended Union territory in Louisiana, and even led in the April 1865 liberation of Richmond. With disparate pay, inconsistent support, and overwhelming demands, they nevertheless dared all to “smite for liberty.” Those who returned to Pennington were irrevocably changed by their wartime experiences and assumed new roles in the community. The free lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on July 19 at The Pennington School, 112 West Delaware Avenue,
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Fellowship-Trained Rheumatologist Joins Capital Health Dr. Sajina Prabhakaran, a board certified, fellowship-trained rheumatologist, has joined Capital Health and opened its Capital Health – Rheumatology Specialists office, located in the medical office building at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell. Dr. Prabhakaran specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mus-
Sajina Prabhakaran, MBBS, MD, Capital Health – Rheumatology Specialists culoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions. “Rheumatic diseases can affect areas of the body other than the joints, muscles, and bones. I look forward to collaborating with primary care physicians and specialists in our region who are involved in a patient’s care to accurately diagnose these complex conditions and develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient,” said Dr. Prabhakaran. Dr. Prabhakaran joins Capital Health from private practice in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. She completed her fellowship training in rheumatology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her medical degree at MS Ramaiah Medical College in Bangalore, India. She has conducted and was actively involved in clinical research studies during her career in osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and SAPHO syndrome. She has presented and won awards for her research work at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, and other national conferences and meetings. Conditions that Dr. Prabhakaran commonly manages include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis (a type of arthritis that affects the spine), polymyositis and dermatomyositis (auto-
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“HEALING ART STORIES”: The art of Jane Zamost and nine other artists will be featured at a reception for the exhibit “Healing Art Stories” on Thursday, July 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Investors Bank Art and Healing Gallery at Capital Health Medical Center — Hopewell. The exhibit, which features artists who are or have been patients, caregivers, and individuals faced with health care challenges, also includes works by Priscilla Algava, Tyler Bell, Janis Blayne Paul, N.J. DeVico, Jan K. Lipes, Tasha O’Neill, Janet Purcell, Aurelle Sprout, and Andrew Weiss. “Healing Art Stories” runs through October 16.
Friedman Named Director the School of the Art InstiOf Program in Visual Arts tute of Chicago in 1998 and
P r i n ce ton Un iver s it y’s Lewis Center for the Arts na m e d s c u lptor Mar t ha Friedman as the new director of the University’s Program in Visual Arts. Ms. Friedman has been a member of the Program in Visual Arts faculty since 2009 and became a full-time lecturer in 2011. Her directorship commenced on July 1 when she was also appointed at the rank of senior lecturer. Solo exhibitions of Ms. Friedman’s work have been held at the Andrea Rosen Gallery 2 in New York City, the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, Locust Projects in Miami, Wallspace in New York City, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Mass., and Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, nationally and internationally, including at Frieze New York Sculpture Park in New York City, curated by Tom Eccles; Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem; Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Roma in Rome; and The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. “Martha Friedman‘s appointment crowns something of an annus mirabilis for her,” noted Michael Cadden, chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, in making the announcement. “Her well-received show at the Andrea Rosen Gallery came fast on the heels of “Some Hags,” installed in the Great Hall at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts for an extended run in the fall. Martha also models an interdisciplinary way of working we like to encourage. She has found exciting ways to play not only with her students but also with her colleagues at the Lewis Center and beyond. Like her work, Martha emanates a vibrant artistic and intellectual energy I expect will surge throughout the University as a whole.” Originally from Detroit and now based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Ms. Friedman earned her BFA from
her MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2003. Ms. Fr iedman’s prede cessor, Joe Scanlan, led the Program in Visual Arts since 2009 and will return to teaching full-time. ———
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The 2017 Mercer County Senior Art Show will take place from July 19 through August 4 at the Meadow Lakes Gallery in East Windsor. The exhibit, sponsored by the Mercer County Division of Culture and Heritage and the Office on Aging, features original artworks created within the past three years, from drawings to paintings to crafts, by Mercer County residents age 60 or older. “Mercer County has so many older adults who tap into their creativity to create new works of art,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “I am looking forward to seeing the work of many talented artists on display this summer.”
On Friday, July 14, from 6-8 p.m., the Trenton Museum Society, along with the Cadwalader Park Alliance, will host the inaugural event of the summer-long exhibit “Cadwalader Park: An Olmsted Vision” at Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park. The evening of cocktails and conversation will feature a presentation by Central Park expert Tim Marshall, “Olmsted and Vaux’s Central Park Today.” The evening will begin with a cocktail reception featuring “The Ravine,” the Museum Society’s signature cocktail, and an opportunity for patrons to chat informally with Tim Marshall. It continues with Mr. Marshall’s presentation providing inspiration for Trentonians to renew efforts to restore their own beautiful Olmsted park. Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of New York’s Central Park and Trenton’s Cadwalader Park, is considered to be the father of American landscape architecture. His public parks, the design of which he was most proud, have had a lasting effect on urban America. Celebrating 115 years of that legacy, the exhibit at Ellarslie will explore the importance of Cadwalader Park to Trenton residents and visitors alike. The cost is $25 ; TMS Members $20. For more information about the exhibit, the events, and tour times, visit the Ellarslie website at www.ellarslie.org, call (609) 989-3632, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Music and Theater Princeton Student Film Festival Has Local and International Entries Everett Shen isn’t sure he wants to make filmmaking a career. But the rising Princeton High School senior, who will do an independent study in film next fall, has plenty to think about as he considers his future. Mr. Shen is among 22 filmmakers showing their work at the upcoming Princeton Student Film Festival, screening at Princeton Public Library July 19 and 20. He also served on the selection committee, helping to decide which of the nearly 60 short films, culled by librarian Susan Conlon from nearly 150 submitted by young people across the globe, would be included in the annual gathering. Genres in the festival include animation, comedy, drama, documentary, experimental, personal narrative, and thrillers. Several of the creative talents behind the films, which have titles ranging from Head Space a n d S c o o b y B lu e b e r r y — Strawberries to What Comes From a Swamp and History of the Princeton Garden Theatre, will be on hand to discuss their films. “ W hat’s re a l ly u n iq u e about this festival is that the filmmakers get a chance to talk,” said Mr. Shen, who will be one of them. “It’s great to be able to hear the process behind each of these films — from a technical aspect, and
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also what they had in mind. There is a real variety, a lot of creativity.” Mr. S h e n’s Kimmi on Worldliness is “ k ind of hard to describe,” he said. “It’s a collection of musings by Kimmi, who is a leopard gecko … the gecko’s opinions on different subjects. You can either take it seriously or look at it for fun. The whole idea is that the gecko is showing his perspective on life, through a voice-over.” The festival is “a great chance for student filmmakers to show their work to a live, appreciative audience, to share their insight, and get valuable feedback,” Ms. Conlon said in a press release. “There is a strong emphasis on local filmmakers, and we also include films from other regions because youth benefit from viewing broad perspectives and filmmaking techniques as well as recognizing universal ideas. The films are inspired and imaginative and reflect the filmmakers’ commitment to developing their visual and technical craft and the art of good storytelling.” In addition to directing his own film, Mr. Shen worked on two others in the festival. He edits the PHS film magazine, 151MM. Aaron Baseman, a student at Princeton Day School, directed History of the Princeton Garden Theatre, while PHS student Trevor Weng created 24 Hours After 3 PM. International selections come from young filmmakers in South Africa, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. College students participating attend Rutgers University, Fordham University, SUN Y Purchase, Montclair State University, Princeton University, Ithaca College, and elsewhere.
“This was my first time being on the judging panel, and I really enjoyed it,” said Mr. Shen, who attended last year’s festival. “I do a film magazine at school, and this was film reviewing at its purist. It was nice that there weren’t any pre-existing critical opinions.” There were fewer documentaries this year. “One that really impressed me was Re spectfully Tony, which is an interview with a man who had formerly been on death row, was released, and rebuilt his life,” said Mr. Shen. “I thought it was super genuine and moving.” Screenings will begin at 6:30 both nights, and include an after party in the library’s cafe with refreshm ent s prov ide d by T he Bent Spoon. Admission is free. The festival is geared toward teen and adult viewers. A selection of the films will be shown on September 28 at the Princeton Garden Theatre. The library is at 65 Witherspoon Street. Visit www. princetonlibrary.org for more information. —Anne Levin
Westminster Offers Free Opera Master Classes
The Westminster CoOPER Ative Program, Westm ins ter Choir College’s three-week intensive opera training program, is in full swing at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton. The public is invited to attend an array of free recitals, concerts, and master classes featuring talented singers and accompanists from around the world who are taking the next step in their operatic careers. The public events include operatic aria concerts, featuring participants performing
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ASPIRING FILMMAKERS: “The Last Playboys,” directed by Luke Momo (son of local restauranteur Raoul Momo), is among the entries in the 2017 Princeton Student Film Festival, on screen at the Princeton Public Library July 19 and 20. arias from familiar and notso-well-known operas on Friday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton. Students will also present intimate art song recitals on Saturday, July 15, which will focus on French melodie. On Thursday, July 20, singers will present an all-Schubert evening dedicated to the memor y of West m inster Choir College faculty member Lindsey Christiansen. All recitals will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Bristol Chapel. The CoOPER Ative Program brings to Princeton some of the most influential people in the operatic field today to serve on its faculty and hold master classes. Program participants will perform in master classes with Kathleen Kelly, coach/ conductor of opera at Universit y of Mich igan, on Monday, July 17. All master classes begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert L. Annis Playhouse and are free and open to the public. CoOPER Ative alumni Brian Mextorf, baritone and Brent Funderburk, piano present a recital on Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert L. Annis Playhouse. Westminster Choir College of Rider University is located at 101 Walnut Lane in Princeton. For more information, visit www.rider.edu/arts.
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Mill Ballet School is offering a new program this fall geared towards boys ages 7-13. Boy’s Athletic Dance, or B.A.D. for short, is a boys-only course that will aid in the development of coordination, balance, flexibility, rhythm, and strength. The male dancers will be exposed to ballet, jazz, hip hop, and creative movement. Founding directors Mark Roxey and Melissa Roxey hope that B.A.D. will provide a platform for teamwork, respect, and self-confidence. “B.A.D. was developed to encourage boys to take dance class,” says Melissa Roxey. To register, visit w w w. millballetschool.com or call (609) 397-7244.
BOB DYLAN REVISITED: The Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will host a lecture by rock historian Vincent Bruno that will showcase Bob Dylan’s life through the turbulent decade of the 1960s – from his childhood in Minnesota to international fame. His extraordinary artistic achievements as a songwriter, poet, and cultural icon will be discussed in-depth. The event will be held on Thursday, August 10 at 7 p.m. Advance registration is suggested by calling (609) 989-6920. The Lawrence Library is located at 2751 Brunswick Pike in Lawrenceville.
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The Brentano String Quartet Returns to Princeton in Grand Form
ummer is not always for the outdoors, as a full house at Richardson Auditorium proved Sunday at a concert of the Brentano String Quartet. In an unusual Sunday afternoon concert time, the Brentano Quartet showed that good chamber music is welcome at any time of day. As part of Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts’ 50th Season Celebration, the Brentano String Quartet returned to Richardson and presented music ranging from the 16th to the 21st centuries. The 16th-century Italian composer Carlos Gesualdo was particularly renowned for vocal madrigals stretching the boundaries of musical theory and harmony of the time, creating effects which would give even 21st-century listeners cause to raise an eyebrow. Brentano’s first violinist Mark Steinberg has arranged several madrigals from Gesualdo’s fifth book of madrigals for his fellow players, maintaining the plaintive and joyous nature of the madrigals, as well as the harmonic twists and turns. Mr. Steinberg’s opening madrigal arrangement, based on Gesualdo’s “O voi, troppo felici,” retained shades of 16thcentury Renaissance harmony, which the Brentano Quartet conveyed with a wellblended sound, especially in passages for violist Misha Armory and cellist Nina Lee. The second madrigal setting began well in the upper strings, and as with all three arrangements, the four players of the Brentano Quartet cadenced phrases cleanly in a well-unified sound. American composer Stephen Hartke also composed a version of “fifth book” in a five-movement work capturing the Renaissance madrigal style. Also inspired by the seasons of the year, Dr. Hartke’s The Fifth Book incorporated classical musical forms into a very contemporary instrumental palette. The Brentano Quartet began the first movement of Dr. Hartke’s work with a duet between second violinist Serena Canin and violist Mr. Amory, with Mr. Amory providing the icy raindrops of the “winter” infusing the movement. Throughout the five movements, first violinist Mr. Steinberg played lyrical contrasting melodies, often in duet with
Ms. Canin, and the ensemble as a whole moved exactly together. Like Gesualdo, Ludwig van Beethoven pushed the limits of musical composition for his era, especially in the genre of the string quartet. Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” quartets, composed in 1806 on commission from the Russian ambassador in Vienna at the time, included compositional devices revolutionary for the early 19th century. These quartets are a staple of the Brentano repertory, and the ensemble performed Quartet No. 7, Op. 59, No. 1 as if it were an old friend. The Quartet opened the first movement Allegro in a chipper and bright tempo, playing contemplatively with the musical dialogue very precise among the instruments. The musicians brought out well the drama of the quartet, including Beethoven’s humor in false cadences to the movements. At the close of the first movement, Mr. Steinberg played almost imperceptibly to draw the audience into the intimate performance, as Ms. Lee consistently played an elegant recurring melody, Ms. Lee successfully moved the second movement forward by gracefully playing a rhythmic motive against a violin melody. The second movement Allegretto was chamber music in its highest form, as the Brentano players brought out well the dynamic builds within the music. A long series of suspensions marked the third movement, as the players demonstrated continuous bowing, and brought phrases down to almost nothing uniformly. A wellexecuted cadenza-type passage from Mr. Steinberg led to the high-spirited closing movement featuring Beethoven’s melodic Russian tribute to his benefactor. rinceton University Summer Chamber Concerts is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and the Brentano String Quartet has been a significant part of the history of the series. The Brentano Quartet also has had a long connection with the Princeton University music department, and each return trip by the Quartet to Richardson is like welcoming back a member of the family. —Nancy Plum
Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts continue next week with the Lysander Piano Trio on July 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium. Tickets are free, available online one week before the concert, and can be obtained by visiting www.tickets.princeton.edu/online.
Guests should bring their own mat, towel, and water bottle. Taught by Gemma Farrell of Gratitude Yoga in Princeton. 1 p.m.: Capture a scenic summer view in Plein Air at Princeton, a workshop hosted by the Princeton University Art Museum and focused on painting on location using watercolor. 2 to 3 p.m.: Public Pasture Walk at Cherry Grove Farm in L aw rencev ille. L ear n about grass-based sustainable farming and the making of farmstead cheeses. Admission is $10 per person (children ages 5 and under are free). 2 to 4 p.m.: Sundog perfor ms at Palmer Square Green as part of the free Summer Music Series (occurs every Saturday in July and August). 3 p.m.: Bastille Day in Frenchtown, NJ. Enjoy an afternoon filled with art, music, radio, and theater. 7 p.m.: Blue Curtain presents Mystic Bowie and Sasha Masakowski & The Sidewalk Strutters at Pettoranello Gardens in Princeton. This music concert is Free. 7 p.m.: American College of Orgonomy Movie Night and Discussion of Dear Frankie at ACO Campus in Princeton. Free. For more information, call (732) 8211144. 7 p.m.: Farm Fun Day and Public Tour at Cherry Grove Farm, located at Route 206 N. in Lawrenceville. 7:30 p.m.: Screening of Generations of Artists : Roosevelt, NJ, a short documentary by Ilene Dube. Also, special guest appearances by artists Mel Leipzig and Jonathan Shahn. Musical performance by the Woe Nellies and The Big Rascals. The evening will finish with an ice cream social. Admission is $13 to $15; West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction. 8 p.m.: Grammy Awardwinner Boz Scaggs performs at the State Theatre in New Brunswick. Scaggs began his career as the lead singer and guitarist of the Steve Miller Band. Sunday, July 16 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Shop Stockton Market, located at 19 Bridge Street in Stockton, NJ (open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays). Noon to 2 p.m.: The Trenton Museum Society presents Sunday in the Park with Barbara Trent at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park in Trenton. This musical fundraiser supports the exhibits and programs of the Trenton Museum Society. Tickets are
Starting Friday The Big Sick (R) Continuing Beatriz at Dinner (R) Ends Thursday The Beguiled (R) Hollywood Summer Nights Anatomy of a Murder (1959) Thu, July 13 7:30 pm Royal Ballet Ashton Mixed Program (NR) Sun, July 16 12:30 Special Program Deconstructing The Beatles’Rubber Soul Mon, July 17 7:30 Hollywood Summer Nights What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Wed, July 18 7:30 pm Showtimes change daily Visit or call for showtimes. Hotline: 609-279-1999 PrincetonGardenTheatre.org
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have these seniors who are so helpful, so kind and always willing to help you take your game to the next level.” This spring, Andersen assumed more of a leading role as she became a starter. “When you are on a team like Princeton, every player deserves to be on the field,” said Andersen. “Not only is it an honor but you have to work hard to stay in that starting lineup. I feel a little bit out of my league but I also know that all these players are incredible and they have my back if something goes wrong.” Andersen’s blazing speed has helped her get on the field for the Tigers. “I think that is what allows me be a good face guarder this season and it helps me clear the ball,” said Andersen. “I know that Ellie [goalie Ellie DeGarmo] a lot of the time looked for me to pop right away. I think that is what allowed me to mark up these players because I had the speed. If they got a little cut on me, I could catch up.” With Princeton going 15-4 in 2017, winning the Ivy League and advancing to the NCAA quarters, it was a very good spring. “There were so many moments over this season that were great,” said Andersen,
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s Nonie Andersen entered her final year at Glenbrook High in the Chicago area in the fall of 2014, she didn’t appear to be a likely candidate to play for Ireland’s women’s national lacrosse team. But when Andersen, a dual U.S. and Irish citizen, learned that she was eligible to try out for the squad, she headed to Dublin in October to give it a shot. “I saw that I met the requirements to try out in my senior year of high school so I thought what the hell why don’t I just try,” said Andersen, a native of Glenview, Ill. “This would be cool.” After going through a three-day tryout, Andersen made the team and went on to help Ireland take fifth at the 2015 European Championships. For Andersen, who had committed to attend Princeton and play for its women’s lacrosse team, competing at the European Championship was ideal preparation for the next level. “It definitely elevated my game; it was tough competition so that is obviously helpful,” said Andersen. “It was a really good stepping stone to the collegiate level. It was perfect prep because the games were faster paced and physical like the college game. It also got me used to being up against
citing wins over Cornell in the NCAA tournament and a regular season triumph over Notre Dame, the alma mater of her mother and one of her older sisters, as particular highlights. “We had incredible opportunities for the entire year on and off the field with a lot of people.” In Andersen’s view, playing in the World Cup will be another great opportunity for her. She headed over to Ireland on July 3 with the team to hold a training camp starting on July 5. The squad will then head over to England for more training and some scrimmages before starting play in the tourney. Andersen will be moving up to the midfield for Ireland as she did in the 2015 Euro. “For me, it is just nice to get the stick moving again and evolve,” said Andersen, who is hoping to face Princeton teammate Olivia Hompe ’17, a member of the England squad at the World Cup. “I love playing defense, that is where my heart is but midfield is really fun because my great skill is that I am a runner. I can get up and down the field pretty quick and that is helpful.” Looking ahead to the competition, Andersen believes that Ireland has what it takes to move up the international ladder. “We got fifth at Euros and while we were happy with that, I think we can do better,” said Andersen.
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PU Sports Roundup Princeton Athletics 48th in Learfield Cup
The Princeton University athletics program ended the 2016-17 school year ranked 48th in Division I in the final Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings of the school year. The Directors’ Cup al-
locates points solely based on how schools finish in the NCAA championship events for the selected sports each year. By year’s end, there are 10 men’s sports and 10 women’s sports that contribute to the final standings. The standings became final with the conclusion of the College World Series. P r inceton e ar ne d 492 points, finishing just behind Indiana and ahead of Mississippi State and Maryland. The Tigers’ best season
was the spring, when the softball, women’s lacrosse, women’s golf, women’s track and field and women’s open rowing teams combined for 204 points. T h e 48t h -place f i n is h marked the 20th time that Princeton has finished in the top 50. The Tigers have never finished lower than 63rd, and the best finish was 21st, in 2001-02. Princeton was the top-ranked Ivy League program in the standings. ———
Taylor Fe du n ’11 has as a junior and became the Tiger Men’s Lax Alums signed a two-year, two-way Tigers’ all-time saves leader Shine in MLL All Star Game
The Princeton University men’s lacrosse prog ram made its presence felt at the Major League Lacrosse all-star game last Saturday night in Sacramento, Calif. Boston Cannons star goalie Tyler Fiorito ’12 made 11 saves total and six saves in the fourth quarter alone for Team Stripes as it pulled out a 21-20 win over Team Stars. Ohio Machine star midfielder Tom Schreiber ’14, the reigning MLL Most Valuable Player, had two goals in a losing cause for Team Stars. Recently graduated Zach Currier ’17 of the Denver Outlaws also competed for the Stars, picking up an assist in the contest. ———
PU Hockey Players Sign Pro Contracts
Four former Princeton University men’s hockey players are on the move in the professional ranks, in one of the busiest times of the season of free agency, transfers and signings. Mike Condon ’13 and the Ottawa Senators agreed to a three-year contract extension on Wednesday, worth an average $2.4 million per season. During the past season, Condon set the Senators franchise record for consecutive starts when he had a stretch of 27. He helped to move the team up in the standings, and the Senators laid claim to a spot in the Eastern Conference finals. Overall, Condon played in 40 games in 2016-17 and posted a 19-14- 6 record with five shutouts, a .914 save percentage and a 2.48 goals against average.
contract with the Buffalo Sabres, it was announced by the organization on June 26. The announcement comes a year after the pair agreed to a one-year deal. Fedun played in 27 games with the Sabres in 2016-17 and had seven assists and a team-best +3 on-ice rating. He led the Sabres defensemen in assists per game with 1.16 and was 5-for-5 on shot attempts percentage (53.7) which ranked 23rd among all NHL defensemen with more than five games played in 2016-17. Fedun also appeared in 29 games for AHL affiliate Rochester Americans, where he had 23 points on 18 assists and five goals. His .79 points per game were the most by Amerks defenders and ranked him fifth among all AHL defenders with at least five games played. Fedun made his NHL debut in 2013 with his native Edmonton, while also serving parts of seasons with the San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks. In 39 NHL games, Fedun has 14 points. In 320 AHL games, he has 163 points and is a +34. Recently graduated star goalie Colton Phinney ’17 has signed a one-year deal with Manitoba, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Winnipeg Jet. The signing came one week after Phinney attended the Winnipeg Jets Development Camp, along with former teammate Ryan Kuffner ‘19. A four-year starter at Princeton, Phinney stamped his name in the records books. Ph in ney set Pr inceton’s single-season saves record
after Princeton defeated Colgate on home ice in an ECAC first-round series this past March. Topping a 34-year record, Phinney finished his collegiate career with 3,696 saves – the most by an active goalie in the NCAA, the third-most saves by a goalie in ECAC Hockey history and the eighth in NCAA history. Andrew Calof ’14 makes his move within the Swedish Hockey League. After spending three seasons with Skellefteå AIK he signed a one-year deal with Växjö Lakers. Calof has made quite a name for himself in the top tier league in Sweden. In 195 games he has 110 points, scoring 52 goals and adding 58 assists with a +39 on-ice rating. In his first two years he helped Skellefteå to two regular-season SHL titles and two runner-up finishes in the championship, while ranking in the top-10 in playoff statistics both years.
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who is the only player in the school’s history with more than 2,000 points. “I am very grateful for that, just the experiences and oppor tunities I had there. It was the best fit for me. I am very happy I decided to go to PDS.” Reed found another good fit when he chose to go to Miami and play for legendary coach Jim Larranaga. The 6’6, 220-pound guard finished his four-year career with the Hurricanes ranked fourth in school history in games played (131), fifth in minutes played (3,679), seventh in three-pointers (202) and 16th in scoring (1,343). Reed helped the Hurricanes advance to the NIT finals as a sophomore and the NCAA Sweet 16 as a junior. “Over four years, I got the chance to play against a lot of really good players, some great programs, and win a lot of games,” said Reed, who saved his best for last this past winter, earning AllACC Third Team honors after averaging career-highs of 14.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.3 steals in 33 games. “We had a lot of his toric moments at Miami; I wouldn’t go back and do it any differently.” Off the court, Reed enjoyed success as well, winning the ACC’s Skip Prosser Award in 2017, presented annually to the conference’s top scholar-athlete in men’s basketball. “Just being able to become a man, going through four years and getting my degree,” said Reed, reflecting on his growth during his Miami career. “Every summer, I added something new to my game and learned more and more each season with coach Larranaga and the staff.” Over his four years at Miami, he added a lot to his trophy case, earning a number of honors and awards.
“I am ver y gratef ul, I wouldn’t say that one is more significant than the other,” said Reed. “From the Skip Prosser award all the way to making the All-Tournament team in the NIT. I am blessed and thankful for every award; they were a celebration of success and maturity I had every year.” As Reed turned his attention to the NBA draft, he had to utilize that maturity. “It was very long, it was definitely a grind,” said Reed. “It started pretty much right after the season. I came home and chose an agent. I worked for a few days back in Miami and i went to Portsmouth and then I went from from Portsmouth to Las Vegas. I worked out in Vegas and from Vegas, I went to the combine and started working for teams.” Going through the process, Reed believed he connected with Phoenix and the Indiana Pacers. “I had an opportunity to have two workout for Phoenix and I had the opportunity to have two workouts with Indiana,” said Reed. “After going back to both of those, I felt I had a good chance to either team. I
knew in the second round, there were a lot of moving parts; there were a lot of different things that could come up.” As the draft approached, Reed was confident that he was was going to be chosen. “T he night before t he draft, my agent was pretty confident that I was going to be drafted,” said Reed. “I had a good feeling but you can never be too sure. I was still anxious because until you hear your name called, you never know. Every pick before you affects you in a way.” For Reed, learning that he was going to be the 32nd choice left him speechless. “I knew right before at pick 31, my agent called me and said they are taking you,” said Reed. “I didn’t really have any words. I told him ‘I am going to call you back, I am going to tell my mom and family to look at the TV.’” Meeting with the Suns days after the draft, Reed got the feeling he had found a new family. “It went really well,” said Reed. “The fans were nothing but welcoming and en-
couraging. I look forward to getting started and playing in the league.” In Reed’s view, the Suns’ trio of draftees, which includes fourth overall choice Josh Jackson of Kansas and second round pick Alec Peters from Valparaiso University, have the potential to give the Phoenix fans a lot to cheer about. “Josh is a very talented player. He is a young player so has a tremendous upside,” said Reed. “I think we are really going to be able to add some good things to this team.” In Reed’s view, he brings some very good things to the table for the Suns. “I am still young, but I am mature,” said Reed, who will be spending extra time in the weight room this summer working on his legs and overall strength to get ready for the rigors of the NBA. “My readiness to play early on in the league, the grittiness I bring, the toughness and my ability to stretch the floor with shooting, I think those are my initial duties. I am just ready to work, improve myself, and show that I can do a lot more.” —Bill Alden
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Having Thrived in Move to U.S. Hockey Program, Former Hun Star Barratt Picked in NHL Draft For Evan Barratt, it was the opportunity of a lifetime. Af ter helping the Hun School boys’ hockey team win the state Prep title and its second straight Mercer County Tournament crown during his sophomore season in 2014-15, star forward Barratt was asked by U.S.A. Hockey to try out for its National Team Development Program. “As soon as I got to tryouts and started playing pretty well, I was thinking this could be it, this could change my life dramatically,” said Barratt. Barratt made the program and has enjoyed a dramatic rise up the hockey ladder. Last winter, he was a member of the U.S. National
U18 Team, which captured the Gold Medal at the 2017 World Junior Championships. He also committed to attend Penn State and play for its men’s hockey team. To cap things off, last month he was chosen in the third round of the NHL draft by the Chicago Blackhawks as the 90th pick overall. Barratt readily acknowledges that joining the development program helped him grow on and off the ice. The daily schedule involved school from 7:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and then it was off to the rink for training and skating until dinner time. That immersion in the game paid dividends when the U.S. squad hit the ice for a challenging slate of
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games. During the 2016-17 campaign, Barratt appeared in 63 contests for the U.S. program, scoring 56 points on 18 goals and 38 assists. “I wouldn’t be where I am today, if it wasn’t for that,” said the 5’11, 170-pound Barratt, who lived in Ann Arbor, Mich. near the USA Hockey facilit y in Plymouth. “Playing with the best kids in the country in your age group, going through adversity while you are there, playing older guys, three, four, and even five years older, and playing college teams, makes you a better player on the ice. It makes you mature much quicker than a normal 18-year-old would when you are playing against these guys and living away from home and doing things on your own. The national program is the best thing that could have happened to me.” One of the best things that has happened to Barratt in his hockey career came when he helped the U.S. U18 team win gold at the 2017 World Junior Championships it topped host Canada in the final on a shootout after the teams tied a 4-4 through regulation and overtime. “We knew we had a great group of guys, we were all so close,” said Barratt. “It was funny because all of the teams in the past that won, all won with a very top guy. We were just a group of a bunch of good, steady players that knew how to win together. We needed
every piece and every guy on our team to win every game.” When the U.S took to the ice to play Canada in the gold medal final, Barratt sensed that the team wasn’t going to be denied. “As soon as we got to that championship game, there was no way we were going to lose it after coming that far,” said Barratt, who tallied a goal and five assists in the tournament. “We had been through so much in the past two years together. It was icing on the cake.” For Barratt, being able to help the U.S. win an international competition is something he will never forget. “A ny t i m e you get to represent your country on the biggest stage, it is so humbling for everyone that takes part in it,” said Barratt, who hopes to play for the U.S. in the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship which is being held in Buffalo from December 26 to January 5. “To be able to come out with a gold for your country, you can’t put it into words.” As Barratt considered his college options, he quickly concluded that he wanted to be part of the Penn State program, which is guided by former Princeton University men’s hockey head coach Guy Gadowsky. “For me, Penn State was a no-brainer, the coaches have built such a good program in just five years,” said Barratt, a native of Bristol. Pa. “Guy is awesome. They called me once a week and it seemed like they cared about me as a person and wanted to help me get through school. I give it to them for helping me with all of that. I was looking at many schools but when I came here, it felt right. It is three hours from home.” Before starting at Penn State, Barratt went through the NHL draft process in early June, looking to convince pro teams that he was worthy of consideration. “I was lucky enough to be invited to the NHL scouting combine,” said Barratt. “I talked to 15 teams there, trying to tell them why they should pick me. It was the most stressful week of my life.” Dealing with the stress, Barratt believed he made a good impression. “Talking to teams and having conversations with them, I felt very
confident that this could actually happen,” said Barratt. “It wasn’t just a dream any more.” Barratt had confidence that Chicago would make his dream come true. “I talked to Chicago multiple times during the year and we had a great relationship,” said Barrett. “I knew if anyone was going to take me, it would be Chicago. I thank them every day. I can’t believe it. They are such a stored franchise, an original six team, and that makes it that much more special. They want you and they want what is best for you. It is fantastic.” Having recently taken part in the Blackhawks development camp, Barratt believes he is ready to excel on the college level. “I was lucky enough to play some college teams while playing for the nation-
al team with the schedule that we have; I know what it’s like,” said Barratt, who is taking two courses at Penn State this summer. “Now I am playing in the Big 10 against good teams every night. It is going to be a lot harder than it has been. I am excited to get things started.” It appears that Barratt will be a good fit for Penn State’s exciting brand of run-andgun hockey, which helped propel the Nittany Lions to the NCAA quarterfinals this past winter. “For a guy who likes to score, there is nothing wrong with that,” said Barratt with a chuckle. “It is going to be a lot of fun this year, learning a new system and how everything is going to work out. I am very excited; it is going be a good year.” —Bill Alden
MAJOR DEVELOPMENT: Evan Barratt controls the puck during his career with the Hun School boys’ hockey team. Barratt, who played at Hun from 2013-15, moved on to the U.S.A. Hockey’s National Team Development Program. Last month, Barratt, who has committed to play his college hockey at Penn State, was chosen in the third round of the NHL draft by the Chicago Blackhawks as the 90th pick overall. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
Princeton High held graduation in late June and the 4th of July holiday has come and gone but that doesn’t mean it is time for Brian Dzbenski to take a summer break. As the recently hired Supervisor of Physical Education and Athletic Director for the Princeton district, Dzbenski has a lot on his plate even though school is out. “We just launched a new middle school athletics website, which took us a long time to build,” said Dzbenski, 45, who had been serving as interim athletic director (AD) in the wake of the passing of former AD John Miranda last August. “We are piloting a new online registration system at the high school. Over the summer, we take a look at the turf field and see what needs to be repaired and order items for fall sports. We have professional development going over the summer where coaches will come and learn to build their team website. This is 100 mph.” Dzbenski enjoys going full speed ahead. “I love it,” said Dzbenski. “If it is your passion, there is no other place you would rather be.” Hamilton native Dzbenski, who graduated from Notre Dame High, developed a passion for sports as a youngster. “When I was growing up my father encouraged me to be a three-season athlete and play three sports,” said Dzbenski. “Originally it was soccer all year round and then basketball and baseball.” On the field, Dzbenski experienced his greatest success in soccer, playing for a high-level German American Kicker club program in Hamilton and then competing for both the Mercer County Community College and Seton Hall soccer programs. While at Seton Hall, Dzbenski was initially pursuing a career in physical therapy but he ended up deciding that teaching was a better fit.
“I was trying to play soccer, I had organic chemistry and genetics and I am thinking this is a little too demanding here, I wasn’t really enjoying what I was doing,” said Dzbenski. “I wanted to be more with kids, I have always done soccer all of my life. I ran camps over the summer and I did that all summer long. I worked with a lot of the ADs at the time.” Returning to Mercer County area to begin his career in education, Dzbenski worked as a substitute teacher at Steinert High and later took a position with the South Brunswick schools. He then came to Princeton to take a job as a health and physical education teacher at John Witherspoon Middle School in 1997-98. During the summers, he worked at PHS, teaching driver’s ed and phys ed. With his background in sports, he got into coaching, both at PHS and Witherspoon. “I have so much fun whenever I get the chance to work with the kids,” said Dzbenski. “In my first four years at Witherspoon, I coached soccer in the fall at PHS with Wayne [ Sutcliffe ] . I was the middle school basketball coach and I was also the middle school baseball coach.” While Dzebneski enjoyed teaching, he was encouraged by legendar y John Witherspoon principal Bill Johnson to move into administration. “Bill Johnson said you can’t do phys ed like you are doing it now the rest of your life, you got to move on and become a coach to coaches and a teacher to teachers,” said Dzbenski, who went back to school and got his masters. Armed with his masters, Dzbenski moved into a role as middle school athletic coordinator. When Athletic Director Miranda started experiencing some health issues, Dzbenski moved over to PHS in the fall of 2015 to help run its program.
IN CHARGE: Having been involved in athletics administration in the Princeton Public Schools for nearly 20 years, Brian Dzbenski is well suited for his new role as the district’s Supervisor of Physical Education and Athletic Director (AD). After serving as interim Athletic Director in the wake of the passing of former AD John Miranda last August, Dzbenski was named to the position this spring.
“I went six months and t hen John got sick and Kathy [athletics secretary Kathy Herzog] got sick too,” recalled Dzbenski. “They were both out and I was by myself for four months. I knew the inline scheduler. I had the accounts set up for the assignors. I had a rapport with the bus company. I did the whole middle school program without a secretary and teaching six classes a day so the only challenge was I had the middle school and now high school on top of that.” Heading into the 2016-17 school year, Miranda was planning to resume full-time duty but then he unexpectedly passed away in August and Dzbenski became the interim AD. While running both the middle school and high school programs, Dzbenski went through the interview process for the per manent A D position. This spring, the interim tag got lifted and Dzbenski was hired as AD. “It was a huge weight off of my shoulders,” said Dzbenski, reflecting on getting the job. “I am starting all of these things and going in a different direction and coaches are star ting to buy into things. Then it is having to go through that whole interview process where you have 180 applicants apply and just not knowing the direction the district is going to go. It was rewarding.” As he takes the helm, Dzbenski is looking to help students and parents enjoy a more rewarding sports experience in the Princeton school system. “I was fortunate enough to sit on the athletics 2.0 committee that [School Superintendent] Steve Cochrane formed that really defined the goals and values of the physical education and athletics,” said Dzbenski. “We have joy of sports; we want the kids to be engaged in the activities. You want to put the kids first and give them every opportunity for success. You also want to embrace the parents and make sure that they know that their position is to support their athletes through their high school years. We are trying to be effective in our communication with parents.” In order to be effective in his new role, Dzbenski knows he needs to lean on others. “We have great coaches, we have great support staff; I don’t do this by any means by myself,” said Dzbenski, citing Cochrane, Herzog, assistant superintendent Lew Goldstein, and business administrator Steph Kennedy, among others, as providing key assistance. “It is important that people realize it is a collective effort with everything we do here. I have been fortunate to have that kind of support to grow as a teacher and a coach in Princeton.” —Bill Alden
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With PHS Alum Black Assuming Lead Role, LoyalTees Making Impact in Summer Hoops Although the LoyalTees team was put together just weeks before the Princeton R e c r e at i o n D e p a r t m e n t Men’s Summer Basketball League started action this June, the squad has come together quickly. The team jumped out to a 2-0 start in the first week of league play and is battling for second place in the eight-team league. Former Princeton High boys’ hoops star Davon Black, who helped form the team, isn’t surprised by LoyalTees’ success. “Everybody knows how to play basketball, everybody is unselfish,” said Black, noting that the squad features former Trenton High standout Terry Taylor, former PHS and The College of New Jersey star Skye Ettin, PHS teammate Jamyl Williams, along with Nathaniel Wyatte and Darrin ElamCouncil. “Nobody cares about who scores, it is easy. Everybody is just happy passing the ball and making the extra pass and smiling. We are winning.” Last Monday, the LoyalTees players had some anxious moments before ending the night with smiles as they topped King’s Pizzarama 58-52 in improving to 5-2. After leading 36-25 at halftime, LoyalTees saw its advantage whittled to 5652 with two minutes left in regulation. “We are usually a second half team but they hit a couple of shots,” said Black. “We kept it together.” Black hit some big shots to help LoyalTees prevail, tallying a team-high 18 points. “Some nights I need to score and some nights I just need to pass,” said Black, who drained six free throws on the evening. With LoyalTees coming off a tough 67-58 loss to the PA Blue Devils last Friday, it was looking to get back on the winning track in its
clash with King’s, last season’s playoff runner-up. “King’s doesn’t have a win so I didn’t want them to sneak up,” said Black. “Coming off a loss, I didn’t want to get too far behind Majeski (the TCNJ entry in the league). I want to close out that two seed for the playoffs.”
For Black, helping LoyalTees do well in the playoffs is a matter of personal pride. “We want to make a run and finish, I have been there twice to the finals and haven’t won one,” said Black. “This is my time to be the guy and be the leader. It is fun having my own team.” —Bill Alden
LOYALTY POINTS: Davon Black puts up a shot for LoyalTees in recent action in the Princeton Recreation Department Men’s Summer Basketball League. Last Monday, former Princeton High boy’s hoops star Black scored 18 points to help LoyalTees top King’s Pizzarama 58-52 to improve to 5-2. In other games on Monday, Majeski Foundation defeated the PA Blue Devils 72-53 to improve to 7-0 and Princeton Special Sports/Liquid Outdoor Advertising edged PEAC Performance 66-63. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
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Capping off a superb year for Princeton High athletics, the school has been included in a ranking of the Top 50 programs for 2016-17 compiled by NJ.com. The rankings were created by analyzing the accomplishments of each athletic program — individual team rankings, championships, individual awards and accolades, etc. — during the recently completed school year. PHS ended up being ranked 50th, with its key highlight being the boys’ cross countr y team that won the state Group 4 title and the Meet of Champions, finishing the fall as the topranked team in the state. Other ranked teams for
PHS in 2016-17 included: girls’ cross country (No. 12); girls’ tennis (No. 14); boys’ soccer (No. 17); boys’ ice hockey (No. 19); and boys’ lacrosse (No. 27). In addition, the Little Tigers enjoyed some great moments on the county level during the 2016-17 school year. In the fall, the boys’ cross countr y team won the county crown while the boys’ soccer team shared the MCT title with Pennington. The boys’ track team finished second at the indoor county meet while the boys’ hockey team was the runner up in the MCT. In the spring, boys’ lacrosse and boys’ track both took second in their county competitions. —Bill Alden
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LEADING THE WAY: Members of the Princeton High boys’ cross country team take off at the start of the Mercer County Championships last fall. The PHS cross county squad produced a season for the ages last fall, winning the state Group 4 title and the Meet of Champions, finishing the campaign as the top-ranked team in the state. The heroics of the Little Tiger distance runners helped PHS get ranked 50th in a list of the Top 50 programs for 2016-17 compiled by NJ.com. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
Local Sports Post 218 Baseball Loses to Hopewell
Falling behind 8-0 in the first inning, the Princeton Post 218 American Legion baseball team lost 13-1 to Hopewell Post 339 last Monday. Princeton, which dropped to 2-18 with the loss, was slated to host Allentown on July 11 and South Brunswick Post 401 on July 12 at Princeton Day School as it wraps up the 2017 campaign.
Princeton LL Intermediate Falls in Section 3 Final
Advancing to its second S e c t i o n 3 I nte r m e d i ate 50/70 tour nament f inal in the last three years, the Princeton Little League fell 9-1 to Freehold last Wednesday to end its postseason run. Employing a shift in an effort to contain a powerhouse Freehold club, Princeton showed marked improvement from a 20-0 loss to the champions earlier in the sectional.
Princeton LL 10s Eliminated in District 12
Unable to get its bats going, the Princeton Little League (PLL) 9-10 year-old All Star team fell 3-0 to West Windsor in District 12 tournament action on July 3. As a result, the PLL squad, which had lost 6-2 to Sunnybrae in its tournament opener two days earlier, was eliminated from the doubleelimination competition.
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The Joint Effor t Com munity Sports is holding its First Annual Joint Effort Pete Young Sr. Memorial Golf Long Ball Contest on August 5 at the Double Eagle Golf at Snipes Farm in Morrisville, Pa. The event is a fundraiser for the “Education Outweighs Them All Foundation,” founded by Poppy Sanderson, and other positive Mercer County youth and community programs. The Long Ball contest r e g i s t r at i on a n d w a r m up starts at 7 a.m. on August 5 with the contest running from 8-10 a.m. and winner’s ceremony at 10 :30 a.m. Each contestant will pay a $25 entry fee, bring and register three personalized identified marked golf balls for participation in the contest and will be supplied with a bucket of warm-up balls. There will be a $200 cash prize and plaque presented to the participant who hits the longest ball. For more information on the long ball contest, one can contact members of the organizing committee: Ernie Chester, Honorary Chairp er s on ( 609 ) 433 -1679 o r e r n e s t110 @ a o l .c o m ; Paul Miles (609) 751-1481 or 21husker @ gmail.com ; Leighton Newlin (609) 7316576 or email@example.com; Ralph Funches (267) 2517653 or funch48 @ yahoo. com; John Bailey (720) 6290964 or johnbailey062 @ gmail.com; or Double Eagle Golf at (215) 295-1337
Jane Delaney Coda Jane Delaney Coda, 92, passed away peacefully on July 3 in St Petersburg, Florida where she spent the last four years of her life. Mrs. Coda was a long time resident of Princeton, where she settled in 1955 with her husband, Edward, then a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve. There
Memorial Service John Winterbottom A memorial service to celebrate the life of John Winterbottom, who died on January 15, 2017, will be held on Tuesday, August 1 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium at Stonebridge at Montgomery in Skillman. Cellist Jordan Enzinger will perform, and there will be a reception afterwards. John’s complete obituary was published in the January 25, 2017 issue of Town Topics.
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they raised two children, Deborah and Michael, and commuted to New York City. Mrs. Coda worked for three decades as a translator and interpreter, attending four United Nations’ World Conferences. The president of Brazil, in recognition of her liaison work with diplomats and visiting dignitaries, inducted her into the Order of Rio Braco. Upon retirement in 1987, Mrs. Coda volunteered with the same combination of commitment, organization, and wit that defined her (along with her jaunty hats!). She joined the Present Day Club (club president 20024), the Women’s College Club, the Dogwood Garden Club, and the Learners Investment Club. Mrs. Coda believed in setting a high bar and encouraged others to follow suit. Once her high school valedictorian, later an honor student at Douglass College and member of Mensa, Mrs. Coda proved that intelligence and glamour can go hand in hand! Predeceased by her dear husband, Edward Thomas Coda and her beloved son, Michael John Coda, she is survived by her daughter, Deborah Jane Abraham (husband Robert); her daughterin-law, Karen Coda; and six grandchildren Owen Thomas Milbury (wife Rebecca), Luke Francis Milbury (wife Laurel), Alison Milbury Stone (husband Craig), Caitlin Milbury Young (husband Ryan), Emily Perkins Coda, and Matthew Delaney Coda. She will also be remembered with affection by her five great grandchildren and all who appreciated her love of fine jewelry and a well-made martini.
Carol Taraschi Mayfield passed away on June 29, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. She is preceded in death by her late husband, Murr y E. Mayfield ; her husband Pasquale J. Taraschi of Princeton; her mother, Gertrude Lewis; and father Alpehus Lewis of Somerville, New Jersey. She is sur vived by her sister, Mar ion L . Cardinal of San Francisco; her two daughters, Caroline L. Taraschi of Ringoes, New Jersey and Lisa A. Taraschi of Telluride, Colorado; and stepson Frank Mayfield and his wife, Julie Mayfield of Tucson, Arizona. She leaves behind many wonderful friends who will miss her dearly. Carol is a proud retiree of Johnson and Johnson. At her request there will be no service, but a gathering of friends and family members at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to People for Animals at 401 Hillside Ave. Hillside, NJ 07205 or The Princeton YMCA.
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DIRECTORY OF RELIGIOUS SERVICES Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church 124 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Children’s Sunday School and Youth Bible Study Adult Bible Classes (A multi-ethnic congregation)
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Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 12:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II Tuesday with Prayers for Healing, 5:30 pm Tenebrae Service, 7:00 pm
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Wednesday Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 12:00 pm Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing and Prayer p.m. Holy Eucharist with Healing Stripping of the Altar, 7:00 pm Keeping Watch, 8:00 pm – Mar. 25, 7:00 am
The. Rev. Paul Jeanes III, Rector The Rev. Nancy J. Hagner, Associate • Mr. Tom Whittemore, Director of Music
33 Mercer St. Princeton 609-924-2277 Friday, Marchwww.trinityprinceton.org 25 The Prayer Book Service for Good Friday, 7:00 am The Prayer Book Service for Good Friday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Stations of the Cross, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Evening Prayer, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 214 Nassau Street, Princeton The Prayer Book Service for Good Friday, 7:00 pm
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214 Nassau Street, Princeton Msgr. Walter Nolan,Pastor Pastor Msgr. Joseph Msgr. Walter Rosie, Nolan, Pastor Saturday, March 26 Saturday Vigil Mass: Easter Egg Hunt, 3:00 5:30 pm p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30 p.m. The 8:30, Great Vigil of Easter, 7:00 pm Sunday: 7:00, 10:00, 11:30 and 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 and Mass in Spanish: Sunday at 7:00 5:00 p.m. p.m. Sunday,Sunday March 27 Mass in Spanish: at 7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 7:30 am Festive Choral Eucharist, Rite II, 9:00 am Festive Choral Eucharist, Rite II, 11:00 am
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PUBLICATION OF NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on the 26th day of July, 2017at 7:30 P.M., Main Meeting Room, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ, the Zoning Board of Adjustment of Princeton will hold a hearing on the application of the undersigned, at which time and place all interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard. Location of premises: 84 Clearview Ave; Block 7307, Lot 15, Princeton, NJ Nature of application: A c(2) variance is requested to permit the replacement of existing AC condenser at proposed left side yard setback of 7ft. in exception to the required 10 ft. The Applicant will also apply for such other variance relief, exceptions, waivers, permits, approvals or licenses that are deemed necessary or appropriate by the Applicant or the Board, and which may arise during the course of the hearing process. All documents relating to this application are on file in the office of the Zoning Board in the Municipal Complex, 400 Witherspoon Street and are available for inspection between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
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Enter through the graceful arch and walk along the winding brick path way to the welcoming entrance of this home located on a premier lot and location in Princeton’s Western Section. The house has an inviting front entry way with blue stone front porch that makes an inviting spot to linger a while. The main living area of the home is open and bright. The designer updated kitchen is a show stopper! Open to both the living room and dining room, it has two sinks including one in the island, modern glass tile back splash, built in breakfast bar in the island, quartz counter tops, Bosch dishwasher, Kitchen Aid Refrigerator, oven, built in microwave and stove top. Connecting the kitchen to the dining room is a large picture window with a window seat. In the dining room there is a French door to a blue stone patio which is perfect for dining al fresco! Both the living and dining rooms have hard wood floors and recessed lighting. Off the kitchen through the pocket door is a mud room with built in storage and access to rear of property. There is a full bath on the first floor as well as a bedroom. The second floor comprises of a hall bath, four bedrooms as well as the master suite. The master has recessed lighting and hardwood floors. The master bath has just been recently renovated with a large walk in shower with white subway tile, double vanity with designer bowls and new hard wood flooring. The other four bedrooms have hardwood flooring throughout. The lower level is home to a great bonus room with walk out access to the rear yard, and a laundry room. Two of the three garages are integral to the property accessed by stairs from the first floor. The third garage is detached. At the rear of the property is a large blue stone patio and mature plantings. A great home close to all the town has to offer!
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(609) 924-2200 ext 10 tf ESTATE SALE: 4597 Route 27, Kingston, NJ 08528. Next to Post Office. 2nd floor of dental office, enter from front. Sunday July 16 from 10-1. No early birds! Antique bronze statues, paintings, lamps, clocks, Persian rugs & much more. 07-12 RAIN OR SHINE INDOOR SALE: Saturday, July 15th, 8 am-2 pm. 126 Ross Stevenson Circle, Princeton, (off Mt. Lucas). Many unusual items, some antique, some vintage, priced from a few dimes to many dollars. Items include jewelry, china, silver, linens, glass, books, prints, old postcards & toys. Holiday, quilts, fabric, some furniture & lots of freebies. 07-12 MOVING SALE: Furniture, luggage, sports gear, toys, lawn & garden equipment, tools & more. Contact Tim (202) 285-0200 or email@example.com 07-12
COUNTRY APARTMENT: Vicinity Lambertville. LR/DR, kitchen, bath, 2 BR, laundry, deck with view, garage. $1,050/mo. plus utilities. (609) 3970539, after 1 pm. 06-28-3t FAR FROM MADDENING CROWD! Early retired gentleman of arts & antiques, substance, culture & good taste, lots of books (but “barely educated!”) & plants, seeking a large 2-bedroom rental space (with decent-size closets), in a private, secluded, well-maintained home, cottage, or ranch house, in a quiet residential setting & wooded/natural surrounding, within 15 miles-or-so from Princeton. Long term commitment is offered & desired. Personal/ financial references available. If your house is on the market, please do not respond. (I do not wish to keep packing & moving again soon!) (609) 731-1120.
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32 Chambers Street Princeton, NJ 08542 (609) 924-1416 Martha F. Stockton, Broker-Owner
Can start immediately. At least 4 years experience. Princeton based company. Call (609) 799-9211, ask for Mary. 06-28-3t
PART TIME– FULL TIME TEMPORARY RETAIL: Landau on Nassau Street in Princeton. Sales & stock positions available. Flexible schedule. Pleasant personality required. Call (609) 9243494 & ask for Robert.
AN OLD FASHIONED HOUSE PERFECT FOR A CONTEMPORARY BUYER
DOWNSIZING: ARE YOU REALLY READY? Downsizing can be an emotional decision, especially because many people decide to make the move when they're entering a new phase of life (like when their children move out or a spouse passes on) which can have its own emotional consequences. Today, more people than ever are deciding to "right-size" their homes to make them more practical for their lifestyles. Just as young couples might move to a larger home to accommodate a growing family, it can make sense to move to a smaller space as you get older and your household becomes smaller. Moving to a smaller home might seem nerve-wracking, but it can be exciting too. To make the move as relaxing and positive as possible, it's important to work closely with your real estate agent to nail down what it is you're looking for in your new home and how to make the transition with the least amount of stress. Real estate agents can point you to 55+ communities as well as smaller homes in your own neighborhood or in another local area so you still feel connected but less burdened by the high costs of home ownership. If you're considering downsizing, call an agent and set up a meeting to start exploring all your options.
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The eggs hatch and the larvae feed in the cambial layer of the tree, quickly compromising the nutrient fluid transport systems to the point of strangulation. Death can occur as rapidly as within one year, but normally occurs over several years depending upon the level of infestation. Infested trees sometimes show a weakened limb or section, usually starting in the crown where the borer has attacked the tree and damage has been done. A very charismatic D shaped exit hole can be observed where the new adult has emerged from the tree.
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LOLIO’S WINDOW WASHING & POWER WASHING: Free estimate. Next day service. Fully insured. Gutter cleaning available. References available upon request. 30 years experience. (609) 271-8860. tf HANDYMAN: General duties at your service! High skill levels in indoor/outdoor painting, sheet rock, deck work, power washing & general on the spot fix up. Carpentry, tile installation, moulding, etc. EPA certified. T/A “Elegant Remodeling”, www.elegantdesignhandyman.com Text or call Roeland (609) 933-9240 or firstname.lastname@example.org tf HOME HEALTH AIDE: 25 years of experience. Available mornings to take care of your loved one, transport to appointments, run errands. I am well known in Princeton. Top care, excellent references. The best, cell (609) 356-2951; or (609) 751-1396. 06-14 CARPENTRY: General Contracting in Princeton area since 1972. No job too small. Licensed and insured. Call Julius Sesztak (609) 466-0732.
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tf 3 BEDROOM APT IN HOPEWELL FOR RENT: Beautiful 3 BR townhouse in center of Hopewell Borough. Wooden floors, abundant light, & parking. $2,060 plus utilities. Call (908) 874-5400 Ext. 802 for more details. tf
Employment Opportunities in the Princeton Area FULL-TIME PAINTER NEEDED:
Yesterday’s charm with today’s amenities in the Historic Wilmot House, Circa 1830, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room/parlor, new kitchen, inviting back yard and garage. Charm and character at a very reasonable price. In a most desirable Ewing Township neighborhood. $197,000 Virtual Tour: www.realestateshows.com/1349823
2 BEDROOM APTS NEAR NASSAU ST. FOR RENT: Available starting 7/1/2017 located in Princeton Borough “tree” streets. Wooden floors. Abundant light. All available apartments are located within one block of Nassau St. Apartments range from $2,300-$2,600 plus utilities. Call (908) 874-5400 Ext. 802 for more details. tf
STOCKTON REAL ESTATE… A Princeton Tradition
********************************* Princeton – $1,650/mo. 2nd floor office on Nassau Street with parking. Available now.
CAREGIVER AVAILABLE: Full time, Live-in. 13 years experience. References available. Please call (347) 337-9371.
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SPANISH TEACHER: St. Paul Catholic School of Princeton is seeking a Teacher of Spanish for the 2017-2018 school year. Both full-time & part-time applicants will be considered. Applicants must have strong language fluency. Bachelors required & teaching experience desirable. Apply online at https:// www.applitrack.com/spsprinceton/ onlineapp/default.aspx 07-12-2t
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This 100-year-old Colonial in the Riverside area of Princeton has been tastefully updated to suit today`s lifestyle, still holds dear many of its original features and is a delight to behold! Features include 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room with fireplace, dining room with built-in storage, kitchen with custom cabinetry, plus a family room with lots of windows. Ingela Kostenbader 609-902-5302 (cell)
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MONMOUTH JUNCTION $449,000 An unmatched setting in Fresh Impressions on a cul-de-sac. Features 3 BRs, 2.5 updtd BAs, 1st flr den/office, lg yard & paver walkway, plus new roof. Neighborhood offers top-rated schools. Dir: 3 Barkley Court. Michael Mayo 713-449-6498 (cell)
PRINCETON $799,000 This great single-family home is near Riverside Elementary School. Features include HW flrs t/o, bright & airy LR w/ lg bay picture window & FP w/ its brick surround & wooden mantel. Ingela Kostenbader 609-902-5302 (cell)
PRINCETON $899,000 Wonderful house, secluded, yet accessible to all Princeton has to offer. Features excellent floor plan w/ 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, updated kitchen opens to family room, plus HW floors throughout. Beatrice Bloom 609-577-2989 (cell)
PRINCETON $1,990,000 Defined by classic clean lines, understated elegance and architectural integrity, this 5 BR, 4 BA Colonial on 2 acres offers an open floor plan and enhances both function and form. Beatrice Bloom 609-577-2989 (cell)
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