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Authorities Plan To Defend Trees Against Ash Borer

“It’s All Good”: Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize . . 14 Tony Winner Tells Students How To Make It On Broadway . . . . . . . 18 Pulitzer Prize Drama Disgraced Opens at McCarter’s Matthews Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Richardson Chamber Players Begin Season . 21 Princeton University Political Scientist Michael Danielson, 82, Dies . . 36 PU Football Routs Brown 31-7 Setting Up Ivy Showdown with Visiting Harvard . . . . . . . . . . . 28 PHS Girls’ Tennis Tops WW/P-S for Sectional Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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In an ongoing battle against the infestation of a tree-killing insect known as the emerald ash borer (EAB), town officials will be voting next week to grant Princeton property owners the right to cut down ash trees without paying the usual $40 permit fee or replacing trees that are removed. Municipal arborist Lorraine Konopka pointed out that the town wanted to alleviate the burden on residents, particularly those with numerous ash trees on their property, though they will still be required to notify her when removing ash trees of eight inches or more in diameter. “We’d like to know when that work is happening,” she said, “in case neighbors get upset or we need to help keep everything running smoothly.” In removing and/or treating numerous ash trees on their property, “some people will be upset and will be facing a large bill,” Ms. Konopka said. The Town will also be urging, but not requiring, residents to replace at least 10 percent of the trees they take down. “We didn’t want to insist that replacement trees go in,” she said, but, in the long term, she emphasized, “We’d like to try to avoid losing the tree canopy cover for the town.” The next step, according to Council member Bernie Miller, is to pass this amendment to the Shade Tree Ordinance “and then for the Shade Tree Commission (STC) and our professional staff to recommend an action plan to Council for the ash trees in the municipal right of way and along the paths in our parks.” After the plan is adopted by Council, funds for removal and treatment must be approved in the budget for 2017 and succeeding years. Since its arrival in the United States in Michigan in 2002, the EAB, a non-native insect pest, has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in at least 25 states. In the past year it has been found in Princeton and surrounding communities “The emerald ash borer will kill 99 percent of all untreated ash trees within the next few years,” Ms. Konopka said. Though removal may be the necessary course of action in many cases, Ms. Konopka noted that some ash trees could be saved by periodic use of pesticide injections. “I hope people will consider Continued on Page 4

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University Paying $18.2 Million in Tax Settlement

Just a few days before it was headed to trial, a case in which 27 Princeton residents were suing Princeton University over property tax exemptions was settled last Friday. The school will pay out $18.2 million over the next six years to help lower-income residents of the town pay their property tax bills. The piaintiffs had claimed the school was profiting from research and development in certain campus buildings and should therefore be taxed. The University maintained that educational purposes were the focus. The suit has been dropped. “When we first conceived of the lawsuit in 2011, our focus was on how to reduce the tax burden on these people in need,” said attorney Bruce Afran, who represented the plaintiffs on four lawsuits and worked with the University on the agreement. “These are people who have struggled to keep up with their taxes but can’t take care of their homes. This fund will help them in those directions.” Under the agreement, the school will

contribute $2 million this year and $1.6 million a year for the next five years to a fund that will distribute annual payments to Princeton homeowners who are beneficiaries of the New Jersey Homestead Property Tax Credit Act. The 2017 distribution will establish a maximum amount for each household. Anything left over will go to 101:Inc., a non-profit organization that provides need-based scholarships

The Princeton Public Schools Student Services team laid out their plans for the coming year for a group of about 50 in the John Witherspoon School Academic Conference Center (ACC) on Monday night in a forum sponsored by the Special Education PTO. In setting the tone for the evening, special ed PTO co-chair Joan Spindel emphasized the value of communication, “learning from each other’s stories” and providing feedback to”help shape the

agenda of the Student Services team.” Student Services Director Micki Crisafulli commented on the results of last spring’s PTO-initiated focus groups, noting as areas of some concern: progress reports; IEP (Individual Education Plan) meetings; transitioning, from elementary to middle school (5th to 6th) and from middle to high school (8th to 9th); and communication. Among the priorities for the coming Continued on Page 8

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trying to save trees if they qualify for injection,” she said. Ash trees in good health can be treated effectively before they become infested, but for trees that are in poor health the injection will not be effective and is not recommended, according to Ms. Konopka. It may be best to remove those trees before they die and pose a hazard. The costs are significant, for either removal or treatment, with estimates ranging from $425 to $1000 for removal of each tree, $540 to $1300 for treatments for each tree over ten years, and $400 to replace each ash tree with a different species. With potential damage from building construction, along with the bacterial leaf scorch attacking oak trees and the EAB invasion, Ms. Konopka observed that tree preservation in Princeton is “a tall order.” The Council, the Shade Tree Commission and the town arborist are working together with residents to retain trees as much as possible, while being realistic about the ones that have to come down. “We’re kind of under attack,” Ms. Konopka added, “but we’re paying attention to the problems and we’re doing the best we can.” The Princeton STC website ( provides further information about identifying ash trees, monitoring them for the EAB, assessing damage, deciding on treatment options and contacting certified tree experts in Mercer County. —Donald Gilpin

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grade. With more than 150 stories in different formats for eight core class subjects, it was partially funded by the Princeton University Department of African American Studies and the Princeton Education Foundation. The book has a foreword by Princeton University Professor Ruha Benjamin and Princeton Public Schools Superintendent Steve Cochrane. It is filled with stories, illustrations, cartoons, graphics, and recommended reading for different age groups. Teachers can choose stories from “the tags list” at the front, which divides short

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interviews into categories: aesthetic, economic, educational, identity and familial, interpersonal, international, political and legal, and residential. Another page offers longer interviews. One person talks of her interracial marriage, another shares his father’s experiences migrating from Kashmir to Pakistan (the interview was conducted in Urdu). One other interview focuses on discrimination encountered while growing up Jewish in Philadelphia; another is about having an Afr ican-A mer ican father a nd Japa ne s e - A m er ic a n mother. Priya and Winona laid the book out themselves, using the program InDesign. The $20 publication has been sold to about 200 people from all over the country, some of whom they have met at conferences they have attended. They spent most of last summer finishing the book, and early this

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month held an introductory event at Princeton Public Library. A second gathering is scheduled for December 14 at Labyrinth Books. The index is “a big collection of voices that teachers can use to initiate dialogue,” said Winona. “We’re getting a lot of good feedback and we’re thinking about the third edition. Our dream is for the book to be in the hands of educators nationwide.” The third edition will focus not just on racism, but on gender as well. The girls are considering delaying college and taking a gap year to be able to focus on the project, but will keep it going even if they do opt to go straight to college. “This is a passion project for us,” said Priya. “We feel responsible for these stories.” —Anne Levin

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year, Ms. Crisafulli mentioned the timeliness and clarity of progress reports; improved preparation for IEP meetings; more timely and consistent communication between teachers and parents, and, especially at the high school level, between students and their teachers and case managers. Ms. Crisafulli also commented on the importance of developing further conversations between special ed and mainstream teachers. Ms. Crisafulli stated that communication with parents of students in the autism program at Riverside would receive particular attention, and she praised new Riverside principal Valerie Ulrich, who began her career as a special education teacher,

for her understanding of the particular needs and goals of the program. In the second part of the evening session, attended by a mix of special education teachers, administrators and parents of special ed students, Eric Csolak, elementary special ed supervisor, and Kristin Graham, secondary special ed supervisor, highlighted the importance of differentiation (looking at and working with students individually) and inclusion. “We want our students to be included and to have whatever experiences other students are having,” said Ms. Graham, “whether it’s in the regular classroom, the art studio, the athletic fields or in after-school activities. “ Ms. Graham also emphasized the impor tance of teamwork, for students and

teachers and also with content area supervisors, to enhance the learning process for special education students. “How can we improve partnerships? How can we improve collaboration?” she asked. Commenting on the School to Work Program, Ms. Graham reported that the number of students involved has increased, as has the number of job sites available to them. The goal, she explained, is for them to acquire the necessary skills, then go out to work in the community — YMCA, restaurants, pharmacies, libraries and elsewhere. Const r uct ion of a life skills workroom — including kitchen, laundry room, “just like an apartment” — at the high school is scheduled to begin soon.

M s. G r a h a m a l s o a d dressed the challenges of the transitions from elementary to middle and from middle to high school and pointed out that the process begins almost a year early “in order to make the transition a little easier and more comfortable for the students.” In its continuing work with the schools and the community to provide input and enhance the education for PPS students with special needs, the Special Education PTO will be holding a School Board Candidates’ Forum next Thursday at 7 p.m. in the ACC Room at John Witherspoon, where community members are encouraged to meet the candidates for school board and ask questions about special education issues. —Donald Gilpin

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voluntary contribution to the town of $3,480,000 in 2021 and 2022, the same amount it is scheduled to give in 2020, which is the final year of its current agreement with the municipality. “This is probably the most successful outcome of this nature to any tax exemption case in the country,” said Mr. Afran. He added that if the case had gone to trial, the plaintiffs likely would have won a judgement of $8 million paid by the University. But that would only have yielded about $400 in benefits for each household. ‘We felt most people in Princeton aren’t in need of that money. It would be giving ‘latte money’ out to people. It didn’t seem, in this community, to be a worthy way to go.” The settlement grants an average payment of about $2,000 a year for six years to those eligible. “We don’t want Princeton to be just the preser ve of the well off,” Mr. Afran said. “We want economic diversity and we designed the settlement to achieve that. Hopefully, other people in the community will want to find a way to expand this fund and add to it. We want to further this aid.” In a prepared statement, University President Christopher L. Eisgruber said, “Princeton University cares deeply about preserving the diversity of the Princeton community, and the contributions we have agreed to make will help to achieve that. “We have a long history of contributing to the well-being of our community, not only through our annual unrestricted contributions and targeted contributions for affordable housing, the schools and the library, and community services of various kinds, but in the educational, cultural and other opportunities we provide to members of the community.” Mr. Eisgruber added, “We had every confidence that the courts ultimately would have affirmed the University’s continuing eligibility for property tax exemption on buildings and facilities that support its educational, research and service missions, but we concluded that the contributions we will make under the settlement agreement are a better expenditure of funds than continuing to incur the considerable costs of litigation.” Negotiations with the University were friendly and went well, Mr. Afran said. But if the school opts not to continue the arrangement once the six years are up, the lawsuits will be brought again. “Hopefully, we won’t have to,” he said. “Hopefully, it’s the beginning of a new era.” —Anne Levin

Actors Portray Past Figures in “Ghosts at the Trent House”

On Saturday, October 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., a living exhibit will be on display inside the historic Trent House Museum. Actors will inhabit the museum rooms as the people who have died at the Trent House. Visitors can tour the museum and speak to the actors, including one playing William Trent himself, to learn about their lives and deaths

at the Trent House. Admission is $5 and pizza and refreshments are included. Listed in both the State and National Registers of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark, the meticulously restored 1719 William Trent House and historic kitchen garden provide a glimpse into pre-revolutionary life in America and its interpretation of William Trent’s lifestyle and diverse household. The Trent House is located at 15 Market Street in Trenton, adjacent to the Hughes Justice Complex. Visit www. or call (609) 989-3027. ———

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Neuropsychiatrist and author Daniel J. Siegel talks about and signs copies of his latest book, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Sunday, October 30, at 4 p.m. at Princeton Public Library. In the book, Mr. Siegel uses his characteristic sensitivity and interdisciplinary background to offer a definition of the mind that illuminates the how, what, when, where, and even why of who we are, of what the mind is, and what the mind’s self has the potential to become. The book explores consciousness, subjective experience, and information processing, and uncovers the mind’s self-organizational properties that emerge from both the body and the relationships we have with one another, and with the world around us. The author is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. Mr. Siegel is the author of The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are, which The Canadian Child Psychiatr y Rev iew said “may be the harbinger of a fresh archetype for child psychiatry as it enters the next millennium.” His four parenting books include, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain; The WholeBrain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, (both with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD); and Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive ( w it h Mar y Hartzell, MEd). This is the third annual lect ure endowed by t he family of Dr. Kenneth Gould celebrating significant contributions to the fields of child development and psychology. The library is at 65 Witherspoon Street. Visit or call (609) 924-9529 for information.



few years ago, when Lisa Eckstrom was an English teacher and chair of the English Department at Stuart Country Day School, she received the following advice: “Every day think of all the people you can help.” That advice has guided her career and her work. She is now assistant head of Princeton Charter School ( PCS ), directing the fifth through eighth grades, while continuing to teach a fifth grade English class. “That’s definitely advice that has stayed with me,” she said. “You can make such a difference in somebody’s life by being reasonable and compassionate and making the rules work for the students. How can you help the situation? How can you make it better? At the end of the day, that’s what you think about.” Sister Frances de la Chapelle, long-time Head of Stuart and the purveyor of the well remembered advice, described Ms. Eckstrom as “a gift to Stuart.” Commenting on the extraordinary respect and admiration that students, administrators, faculty, and parents had for her, Sister de la Chapelle noted, ”As a faculty member, she loved her students and the subject which she taught. She was creative, very demanding, and always wanted her students to learn as much as they could. She wanted the best for them and they responded.” Sister de la Chapelle was

equally admir ing of Ms. Eckstrom’s success as an administrator, pointing out that “She was clear in her expectations and her goals. People were delighted to work with her. She energized them. She was always ready to take on more responsibility and gave of herself 100 percent.” And Ms. Eckstrom, now in her fourth year at PCS, seems to have held onto all those qualities. “Lisa is a great educator, who brings a wealth of knowledge of school institutions, trends in education, understanding of students, and skill in communicating with parents,” according to Head of School Larry Patton, who went on to praise her “empathy, intelligence, and experience as an educator.” He also mentioned her strong understanding of the community, as a resident of Princeton since 1993, with two children (Grace Rosen, 24, and Simon Rosen, 17, currently a senior at PHS) who have gone through the Princeton Public Schools — “my 19th year as a PPS parent” — from Riverside to John Witherspoon to Princeton High School (PHS). Dedicated Teacher Ms. Eckstrom’s father was an aeronautical engineer with NASA, but her mother and grandmother were both teachers — “I know how fulfilling they found it,” and, as an undergraduate at St. John’s College in Annapolis she knew that she wanted to be a teacher.

She also knew that she wou ld e ve nt u a l ly go to graduate school. “I knew I always wanted to be intellectually engaged. I had always been a reader, interested in academics, and I wanted to be around people who were talking about ideas,” she recalled. Her first job — “the only job I got” — after graduating from college with a concentration in philosophy and the history of mathematics, was at a parochial school where she taught history and English to classes of 35 seventh and eight graders. She was adm it ted t he following year to graduate school in comparative literature at Princeton University, with a concentration in French and English literature. Ms. Eckstrom, who worked as a preceptor for a variety of courses, recalled, “I loved the teaching part of grad school.” She earned her Masters at Princeton and also met her future husband, Gideon Rosen, now the Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton. After a short stint in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Mr. Rosen had his first job and their daughter was born, they returned to Princeton, and Ms. Eckstrom started as a lecturer at the University. She worked there part-time from 1991 until her son started kindergarten and she got a job — at first parttime, then later full-time — at Stuart as English Teacher in the upper school. “I wanted to be in a com-

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“The thing that kids need most,’ she said, “is the community. Keeping things small is going to be like whatever the opposite of fast food is — the slow food movement. There’s going to be a small school movement. I appreciate that when the parents come in here, I know who they are. I’m not dealing with people as strangers. It’s important to have a community where everyone knows each other’s name. Everyone feels comfortable knowing that you’re not just a cog in the wheel. That makes a huge difference.” Ms. Eckstrom expressed her appreciation that PCS and other public schools “educate a wider variety of students than a traditional private school would.” She mentioned also that public school can more easily be an integral part of the community rather than a school with students from many different towns. “One of the strengths of public school is that everyone lives in the same town. When I go to McCaffrey’s,” she said, “I see my students. When I go to Small World I see parents of my students, and as a teacher or administrator you either hate or love that, and I love it. That’s a big plus.” Teaching, Administrating Having always taught classes along with performing her administrative responsibilities, Ms. Eckstrom emphasized the importance of operating in both worlds. “You have to do both all the time to understand what the teachers are going through. Teaching and administrating are very different jobs in many respects.” On the day I talked with

her in her office, she had just been involved in sorting out an elaborate schedule of school bus drills and negotiating with the fifth grade boys to persuade them to let the fifth grade girls play basketball with them. “I spend a lot of time trying to bring reason to middle schoolers,” Ms. Eckstrom admitted. “A lot of my days I’m not involved with intellectual issues, but I am always engaged with people — parents, students, and teachers. I find that meaningful. If you do your job right you can really help people.” Teaching a class of fifth grade English this year, she described her students as “extremely enthusiastic and really, really curious. They’re an energetic bunch. Teaching keeps you centered on what schools are all about.” Along with her love of teaching Ms. Eckstrom emphasized the vital importance of good administration. “A lot rests on people in administrative positions to make sure the focus is on the people, on kids, on character — not just on the rules. The English call it pastoral care. (It doesn’t have to be religious.) I think there’s a lot of pastoral care at the administrative level, and it’s basic. It changes the tone of the school.” As teacher, administrator and leader of grades 5-8 at PCS, Ms. Eckstrom may have come a long way, but she has never departed from her beliefs in community, caring and helping as many people as she can. —Donald Gilpin


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Mailbox Send Hunger Packing’s Fill the Bowls “Friendraiser” Achieves Funds, Awareness

To the Editor: Send Hunger Packing Princeton (SHUPP) 4th annual “friendraiser” held last month was called “Fill the Bowls,” inspired by a national initiative known as Empty Bowls. Our event guests received a beautiful, handmade ceramic bowl, created by artist Adam Welch. Our guests received their bowls empty, to symbolize the problem of food insecurity faced by so many of our neighbors in Princeton, and then filled their bowls with delicious food, generously donated by local restaurants including Elements, Witherspoon Grill, Aurelio’s, Metro North, Olives, Princeton Soup and Sandwich, Momo Bakery, and Lilipies. Celebrity Chef Brian Duffy of Philadelphia, renowned for his role in TV’s Bar Rescue, gave a cooking demonstration. Once again, this friendraiser was a success, both in raising funds and awareness. Thank you to our friends and supporters. Together, we support food-insecure families in our town. Together, we’ve been able to provide over 63,000 supplemental weekend meals to children in our Princeton schools during the past three years. Together we ARE making a difference. And because of your support, we’re now able to expand our mission, boost our reach to more children, and enhance the quality and quantities of food we provide. For more information, visit: WENDy REGiNA-VASqUEz SHUPP Board, Audubon Lane

Republican Mayoral Candidate Peter Marks Wants Policy Choices Based On What Works

To the Editor: Princetonians tend to conflate intellect, wisdom, and academic accomplishment. We prize advanced degrees from elite institutions, imputing to their holders an understanding that is much broader than their particular fields of study. We flatter ourselves that academically certified intellect trumps experience, and that utopia is within our grasp if only we would have the wit to accept rule by our certifiably brainy betters. Not surprisingly, our infatuation with academic accomplishment causes our political discourse to be dominated by people who are shielded from the adverse effects of the policies they advocate. Many of our more influential residents hold tenured positions with lifetime job security and few specific work requirements. Their salaries are generous, and increase annually — usually at a rate in excess of inflation. Their housing costs are frequently subsidized. Their healthcare is a non-issue, as is their retirement. As a result, they can afford to view rising costs and property taxes as matters of indifference. Whether from conceit or ignorance, they tend also to view business, employers, the less well credentialed, and the self-reliant with suspicion. So we agitate for increased wages, mandatory overtime, paid leave, employer funded healthcare, and lavish pensions — and then express dismay when we are unable to attract or sustain the small local shopkeepers we say we prefer. We rail against discrimination — but heap scorn on unfashionable ideas, coddle chosen ethnic groups, darken sacrificial neighborhoods with towering apartment blocks, and subsidize new arrivals with taxes levied on existing residents. We demonstrate that we are a “welcoming community” by adding hundreds of new apartment units — and then profess surprise when we learn that we must build and pay for new schools to accommodate the burgeoning population of students. We complain about rising taxes, but demand gold plated facilities and canvass aggressively for the school and county officials whose unrestrained budgets necessitate ever higher taxes. in short, our policy prescriptions are incoherent. We claim to be guided by “sustainability,” “diversity,” and “affordability,” but we’re heedless of the unsustainable burden that population growth places on our community, we’re selective in the groups and viewpoints we recognize as deserving of our favor, and we’re wholly unsympathetic to

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Princeton Senior Resource Center Thanks Sponsors Supporting Capitol Steps Benefit

To the Editor: Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC ) would like to thank the sponsors who supported our Capitol Steps benefit on September 30 and helped to make it a fun and successful event. We were proud to honor Hazel Stix and Barbara Purnell for their many years of volunteer service to PSRC and to the Princeton community. Sponsors included: Ellen and Albert Stark Foundation of PACF, Norm and Nancy Klath, Susan and Charles Fisher, Princeton HealthCare System, Richard and Sharon Bianchetti, Michael and MaryLou Kenny, Maida Mackler, Andrew and Carol Golden Fund of PACF, David and Lorraine Atkin, Jenny and Jon Crumiller, First Bank, Fox Rothschild, Glen Eagle, Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation, Haldeman Lexus of Princeton, Hilton Realty, Claire and David Jacobus, Bob and Joan Levitt, Mercadien Group, Princeton Global Asset Management, Princeton Eye Group, Princeton Portfolio Strategies, Princeton Design Guild, irwin and Cecelia Rosenblum, Judith Scheide, Silver Century Foundation, Stark and Stark, Stifel Nicolaus, Acorn Glen, Bear Creek Assisted Living, Buckingham Place Adult Medical Day Care and Home Care Services, Homewatch CareGivers, Life St. Francis, Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center, Oasis Senior Advisors, Progression Physical Therapy. With their support, PSRC is the go-to resource where aging adults and their families find support, guidance, education, and social programs to help navigate life transitions and continue to be active, healthy and engaged in the community. SUSAN W. HOSKiNS, LCSW Executive Director

Ninth Grader Writes Supporting Dad, Greg Stankiewicz, for Seat on Board

To the Editor: Though my opinion on this matter may not be the most objective, i am writing to state why i believe Greg Stankiewicz, my dad, would be an incredible addition to the Princeton Board of Education. The first reason is that my dad will work extremely hard. One of his most amazing traits is how he throws himself heart and soul into working on what truly matters to him. As i have watched him research and discuss the important topics related to our schools, i have seen that passion in his eyes. i know he will devote himself with all of his huge heart to our schools because he understands how valuable public education is and what an amazing school system we have. Another reason is that my dad will be a representative that is truly “of the people.” He values all opinions. He believes in bringing people together and finding a path that benefits everyone, which means that he will always be available to listen to everyone. This is part of why i love him so much. i believe that Greg Stankiewicz is an extremely strong candidate because of his background knowledge and warm personality. i strongly recommend voting for him on November 8. RAiSA RUBiN-STANKiEWiCz 9th Grade, Princeton High School, Jefferson Road

Mayor Lempert’s Gracious, Skilled Leadership Has Been Crucial to Consolidation’s Success

To the Editor: Princeton has been very fortunate to have Liz Lempert as the mayor leading the former Borough and Township through consolidation. i enthusiastically endorse Liz’s bid for reelection and urge Princeton’s citizens to vote for Liz on November 8. With Mayor Lempert’s leadership, along with the hard work of the Princeton Council, municipal staff and many citizen volunteers, we surpassed the savings originally estimated to result from consolidation. Gross savings in year three (2015) were $3.8 million and were $2.8 million after municipal service expansions such as Access Princeton and Corner House staff. We should be proud of this successful team effort and comforted in knowing that our elected officials continue to keep the taxpayer’s wallet foremost in their minds. Mayor Lempert’s gracious and skilled leadership has been crucial in delivering consolidation’s success. Princeton’s citizens and Council are unabashedly passionate in their opinions on matters both large and small when it comes to our town. Liz’s calm demeanor, fairness, dedication, and perseverance served us well as we navigated consolidation’s many issues and decisions.

in addition to the internal machinations of consolidating two governments, our mayor has also led in making Princeton a better community. Liz has focused on social and planning and neighborhood issues, all of which she cares about deeply. The list of accomplishments and opportunities for future improvements is long. i believe that Liz has the vision, energy, and talent to continue to lead us to realize these opportunities. Our town will continue to benefit greatly from having Liz as our mayor. SCOTT SiLLARS Patton Avenue

Thankful That Princeton Council Is Poised to Pass Ordinance Reinstating Civil Rights Commission

To the Editor: i am encouraged to learn that Princeton Council is poised to pass an ordinance to reinstate the town’s Civil Rights Commission (CRC), which has been dormant for nearly 20 years. We should all thank Mayor Lempert and Council for giving the new ordinance such a thorough review. We live in a dangerous time when no municipality dare consider itself exempt from concerns about civil rights (whether legal, cultural, or ethical). Princeton, especially with its progressive stands on so many issues, should be a model for the state and the nation in this matter also. Civil rights belong to all of us; no person should be denied adequate access to those rights. Princeton must put in place adequate structures and procedures for resolving civil rights conflicts: touchy-feely community “education” and “outreach” do not alone suffice. Matters of civil rights should not be left as simply one of many responsibilities assumed by our Human Services Department. What we need is an independent Civil Rights Commission, whose sole responsibility is to attend to matters of civil rights in a comprehensive manner. That CRC should manage conflict resolution through structured mediation, however informal, and with an adequate staff of Princeton volunteer citizens. Under current structures, it is only the (solo) executive director of the Human Services Department who deals with matters of civil rights. That person is de facto an employee of the town. To be effective, the CRC must be perceived as independent by residents, as well as visitors. in addition, the executive director of Human Services may simply be overworked. Citizens or visitors should be able to register civil rights complaints with either the revived CRC or the HS Department, as they choose, according to their needs and temperaments. Establishing this second, independent point for “intake” of civil rights complaints will give to individuals and the town alike a profile of impartiality. “intake forms” should be identical for both the CRC and the HS Department. if possible, the information should be shared with the administrator. Princeton has become a leader as an age-friendly and a bike-friendly community. it is a state leader in matters of sustainability. None of us can afford to be less than proud of our community and governance for our outspoken transparency and vigilance in matters of civil rights. DANiEL A. HARRiS Dodds Lane, Princeton

Peter Marks Would Be an Independent Common-Sense, Fiscally Prudent Mayor

To the Editor: The upcoming mayoralty election presents a real opportunity for the community to shape its future, not accept it. With Peter Marks, we will have an independent, commonsense, fiscally prudent mayor who will be an advocate for Princeton. Anyone who saw the recent mayoralty debate will appreciate the difference between the two candidates. Mr. Marks, a lifelong Princeton resident, recognizes the unique qualities of the town and will work to preserve them. He brings a real-estate businessman’s understanding of the underlying key economic forces (density, zoning, and real estate taxes) that impact us. How much growth is right for Princeton? i do not want another AvalonBay. Throughout his career, Marks has been a problem-solver who challenges lawyers whose advice might be off-track or too risk-adverse. Expensive capitulations must end. As mayor, Marks will work for all the people. He is not afraid to fight. He will challenge unneeded bureaucracy, trim municipal spending, and reverse onerous state mandates. He will focus his attention on wasteful school and county spending and will battle to preserve existing open spaces. He will open up the workings of the council by proposing to decide controversial zoning by referendum, as just one example. He will ensure that Borough and Township zoning regulations are combined and clarified after a four year delay under the current administration. Marks is a familiar face in Princeton; his will be a welcome one in the mayor’s office. JAMES HOCKENBERRy Randall Road

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“Let Us Not Talk Falsely Now, The Hour Is Getting Late”: Literature, the Nobel, and Bob Dylan Sure was glad to get out of there alive. —Bob Dylan, “Day of the Locust” he “there” Dylan’s referring to is Princeton on the sweltering June day in 1970 when he received an Honorary Doctorate, a month after the shootings of students at Kent State. Hearing himself described as “the authentic expression of the disturbed and concerned conscience of Young America,” he “shuddered and trembled but remained expressionless.” In the words of his memoir, Chronicles Volume One (2004), “It was like a jolt …. There it was again. I couldn’t believe it!” He’s thinking “this kind of thing” could set “the public perception” of him back “a thousand years.” Yet he’s glad he came to get the degree. He “could use it. Every look and touch and scent of it spelled respectability and had something of the spirit of the universe in it.” There it is again — there he is again. At this writing, almost a week after the news from Stockholm was announced, Bob Dylan has yet to make public how he feels about receiving the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Forty-six years on the other side of “Day of the Locust,” it’s possible that Dylan’s mind is still attuning itself to such things as “public perception,” “respectability,” and “the spirit of the universe.” As glad as he was to get out of Princeton alive, he made the most of it. Not only did the occasion inspire one of the characteristically ambiguous tropes that make his memoir itself a prize-worthy literary work, it gave him the seed of a song: the locusts that were singing for him are still singing for us. “Disease of Conceit” At a time when the virtual universe is buzzing over Donald Trump’s rocky horror picture show, there’s something reassuringly improbable about Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize. People have quibbled. My only quibble is that the Nobel committee confined the author of Chronicles to “the great American song tradition.” There’s a moment in the book when he hasn’t written anything “in a long while” and “never expected to write anything ever again.” One night “all that changed” and he wrote 20 verses of “Political World.” The breakthrough happened to coincide with “a heated presidential race.” Since the songs that came to him were recorded between February and April of 1989, the race in question would have been the Bush-Dukakis-Willy Horton-Roger Ailes debacle that gave America Clarence Thomas. “A song is like a dream,” Dylan tells us, speaking of that night, “and you try to make it come true.” He’s not talking about song traditions or politics or “current events.” He’s talking about the act of writing: “From the far end of the kitchen a silver beam of moonlight pierced through the leaded panes of the window illuminating the table. The song seemed to hit the


wall, and I stopped writing and swayed backwards in the chair.” The only songs from that particular writing session that I’ve lived and driven around with, great songs brilliantly produced by Daniel Lanois, are “A Series of Dreams” and “Dignity,” where “Someone showed me a picture and I just laughed/ Dignity never been photographed.” You can almost hear that one hit the wall. Where’s “a song tradition” when you’re going af ter a single word w it h a world of meaning in it? “Disease of Conceit” was written in the same session. At the time Dylan had in mind Jimmy Swag gar t, t he de frocked Baptist preacher who’d been “linked to a prostitute,” but what he says about the concept has a d e f i n i te r i n g to it in m id October 2016: “A c o n c e i te d p er s on cou ld be set up easily and brought down accordingly. Let’s face it, a conceited person has a fake sense of self-worth, an inflated opinion of himself. A person like this can be controlled and manipulated completely if you know what buttons to push.” But then, once again, a song can be so much more than music: “The song rose up until I could read the look in its eyes. In the quiet of the evening I didn’t have to hunt far for it.” Dylan left a few verses behind, including the sample in Chronicles that seems so darkly in synch with the day of the final debate: “There’s a whole lot of people dreaming tonight about the disease of conceit, whole lot of people screaming tonight about the disease of conceit. I’ll hump ya and I’ll dump ya and I’ll blow your house down. I’ll slice into your cake before I leave town. Pick a number — take a seat, with the disease of conceit.” Elsewhere in Chronicles, Dylan shares the motive behind the dream: “You want to write songs that are bigger than life. You want to say something about strange things that have happened to you, strange things you have seen.” “You’re a Serious Poet” One of the virtues of Dylan’s memoir is that he tells you straight up where he’s coming from. The same chapter that describes graduation day in Princeton and

his impatience with being labeled “the conscience of a generation” begins with a meeting with Ernest Hemingway’s old friend Archibald MacLeish. Though Dylan refers to him as Archie, he clearly respects the man he calls “the poet of night stones and the quick earth.” The amount of space he gives to MacLeish, a Librarian of Congress and three-time Pulitzer-Prize-winner with “the aura of a governor, a ruler,” has some relevance to the recent news from Stockholm. The t wo dis cuss Pou nd and Eliot, and MacLeish talks about Stephen Crane who sounds to Dylan like “the Rober t Johnson of literature.” Mac Leish tells Dylan to his face t h at h e’s “a serious poet” whose work “wou ld b e a touchstone for generations,” a “postwar Iron Age poet” who h a d “s e e m ingly inherited something metaphysical from a bygone era.” It almost s ou nds as if Dylan’s anticipating the Nobel naysayers. H e’ d r a t h e r be a touchstone than a conscience, it seems. Writers and Women I just reread the closing paragraphs of the chapter in Chronicles about New York City in the early 60s. After passing the building Whitman lived and worked in, Dylan stands outside Poe’s house “staring mournfully up at the windows”: “The city was like some uncarved block without name or shape and it showed no favoritism. Everything was always new, always changing. It was never the same old crowd upon the streets.” In the chapter’s closing paragraph, Dylan describes stopping at a Spring Street coffee shop, where he gives special attention to the waitress at the counter with her “blue-black hair covered with a kerchief and piercing blue eyes …. I was wishing she’d pin a rose on me. She poured the steaming coffee and I turned back towards the street window. The whole city was dangling in front of my nose. I had a vivid idea of where everything was. The future was nothing to worry about. It was awfully close.” One among Dylan’s stories-in-song where you can feel the presence of the Spring Street waitress is “Tangled Up in

Blue,” in which a woman opens a book of poems written by an Italian poet from the 13th century and every word “rings true” and “glows like burning coal pouring off of every page like it was written in my soul from me to you.” Going Places Ray and Chloe, the couple Dylan lived with when he first came to New York, had a deep and unusual library that he made the most of (“I read a lot of the pages aloud and liked the sound of the words, the language”). Citing the Book of Martyrs, Tacitus, Thucydides, Gogol and Maupassant, Hugo and Dickens, he tells us he read all of Byron’s Don Juan and Robert Graves’s The White Goddess, and has companionable feelings for Balzac (“He wears a monk’s robe and drinks endless cups of coffee”). Speaking of Milton’s “Massacre in Piedmont,” he says, “It was like the folk song lyrics, even more elegant.” The Russians “had an especially dark presence.” He goes on to name Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky, and later in the book refers to the entire album he recorded based on Chekhov that critics thought was “autobiographical,” most likely Blood On the Tracks. The day Dylan left Ray and Chloe’s apartment for good, after Chloe “slapped some steak and onions” on his plate and said, “Here, it’s good for you,” he put on his hat and coat, grabbed his guitar and started bundling up. “Chloe knew that I was trying to get places. ‘Maybe someday your name will get around the country like wildfire,’ she’d say. ‘If you ever get a couple of hundred bucks, buy me something.’” Two Riders Approaching Lately I’ve been listening to some Dylan albums I know less well, like The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963), an early record I feel humbled by, having set it aside for decades due to my rock-besotted indifference to traditional folk songs; now the words and music and singing in “Hard Rain” (“I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken”) and “Masters of War” (“Like Judas of old you lie and deceive”) sound pure and prescient. “I’ll never finish saying everything I feel,” Dylan tells Nat Hentoff in the liner notes, “but I’ll do my part to make some sense out of the way we’re living, and not living, now.” wonder what sense Dylan’s making of “the way we’re living, and not living, now.” Listening these days to “All Along the Watchtower” from John Wesley Harding (1968) gives me chills. The quibbles about Dylan’s qualifications for the Nobel remind me of the people who point out that princes can’t possibly be keeping the view along a watchtower. For a writer whose songs are bigger than life, the watchtower can be 10 miles long and a hundred miles wide if he so desires. And those two distant riders approaching as the wind begins to howl, what news are they bringing from the other side of the first week of November? —Stuart Mitchner



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Poet Adam Fitzgerald and five seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University will read from their work at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 21 at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street. The reading is part of the C. K. Williams Reading Series, named in honor of Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning poet who served on Princeton’s creative writing faculty for 20 years. The series showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing alongside established writers as special guests. Featuring student writers Nicole Acheampong, Alice Frederick, Joan Lee, Hannah Srajer, and Nathan Yoo, the event is free and open to the public. Adam Fitzgerald is a poet, editor, essayist, and educator. His newest book of poems, George Washington, was published by W. W. Norton’s historic Liveright imprint in September. His first book of poems, The Late Parade(2013), was hailed by The New York Times Sunday Book Review as “a new and welcome sound in the aviary of contemporary poetry.” In 2015, he became contributing editor for Literary Hub, where he curates monthly poetry features. His recent work can be found in Poetry, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. Co-founder of The

Activist Bill Ayers Discusses Manifesto

Social justice activist and teacher Bill Ayers will be at Labyrinth Books on Tuesday, October 25 at 6 p.m. to discuss his book, Demand the Impossible: A Radical Manifesto (Haymarket $14.95). Says Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Ever y thing and The Shock Doctrine, “With huge numbers of us recognizing the need for transformative change, this ambitious and exuberant book perfectly matches its historical moment. Ayers fearlessly confronts the intersecting crises of our age — endless war, surging inequality, unchecked white supremacy, and perilous planetary warming — while mapping emancipatory new possibilities….” Bill Ayers is Distinguished P r ofe s s or of E d u c at i o n (emeritus) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and

author of the t wo memoirs, Fugitive Days and Public Enemy as well as of Teaching toward Freedom: Moral Commitment and Ethical Action in the Classroom, To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher, and Teaching with Conscience in an Imperfect World: An Invitation. ———

Terrell and Richardson Converse at Labyrinth

Novelist Whitney Terrell and his former teacher at Princeton, poet James Richardson, will be at Labyrinth Books on Wednesday, October 19 at 6 p.m. to talk about Terrell’s new novel The Good Lieutenant (Farrar, Straus & Giroux $26) and Richardson’s latest book of verse, During (Copper Canyon Press $16). Hailed by the Guardian as “The Bush wars’ best novel,” The Good Lieutenant was reviewed in The New Yorker as “A bitter, sly, heartbreaking story of well-meant but ill-fated intentions, and of a battlefield incident that wreaks havoc on the lives that converge, or end, there.” According to Copper Canyon, During is Richardson’s darkest, brightest, and most moving collection yet. From its breathtaking invocation to its final whispered address, it is somber, witty, curious, and exhilarated. An extended meditation on the durability of happiness and beauty, this volume includes more of Richardson’s profound aphorisms alongside lyric poems that wonder at this unfailingly surprising world.” Whitney Terrell is writerin-residence at the University of Missouri Kansas City. His

first novel, The Huntsman, was a New York Times notable book. His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, Details, Harper’s Magazine, and elsewhere. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq during 2006 and 2010 and covered the war for The Washington Post Magazine, Slate, and NPR. A professor of Creative Writing at Princeton, James Richardson is the author of By the Numbers: Poems and Aphorisms, which was a 2010 National Book Award finalist; Interglacial: New and Selected Poems and Aphorisms, which was a finalist for the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award; Vectors: Aphorisms and Ten Second Essays; How Things Are; As If; Second Guesses; and Reservations. ———

Martin Scorsese’s 2016 film adaptation of Silence) add rich, refracted layers to this carefully crafted, masterful book.” Makoto Fujimura is director of Fuller Seminary’s Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. He is the founder of the International Arts Movement and served as a presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-09. Gordon Graham is professor of philosophy and the arts at Princeton’s Theological Seminary. He is an ordained Anglican priest. His books include Theories of Ethics, The Re-enchantment of the World: Art versus Religion, and Ethics and International Relations. This event is co-sponsored by the Princeton Theological Seminary and is part of the Princeton Seminary’s Film “Silence and Beauty” Festival. At Labyrinth Oct 22 ——— Makoto Fujimura and Gordon Graham will be talking Scranton’s “War Porn” about Fujimura’s Silence and Discussed October 20 Beauty: Hidden Faith Born Roy Scranton will be readof Suffering (IVP $26) at 3 ing from and discussing his p.m. on Saturday, October first novel War Porn (Soho 22 at Labyrinth Books. $26) at Labyrinth Books on According to a starred re- Thursday, October 20 at 6 view in Publishers Weekly, p.m. “Fujimura … unearths uniAccording to the New Reversal implications about public “War Porn offers a faith, suffering, and art in view of the American milithis focused literary study of tary unlike anything else one novel, Shusaku Endo’s written about Iraq or AfSilence …. Fujimura analyzes ghanistan. The book offers Japan’s fumi-e culture, call- a guided meditation on Iraq ing it ‘a culture of lament,’ certain to force long overand asserts that ‘faith can in- due introspection on how we clude our failures, even multiple failures.’ Stories of historical figures on which Endo based Silence, scriptural analysis, and a wide range of literary and artistic references from both Japanese and Western culture (including

think about the war, those who fought it and the Americans and Iraqis it affected. Though War Porn doesn’t set out to change anyone’s mind, it’s impossible to read it without reconsidering how you think about Iraq and our treatment of those who served.” Roy Scranton is the author of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization, and co-editor of Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. He writes for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Nation, among other publications. He grew up in Oregon, dropped out of college, and spent several years wandering the American West. In 2002, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served from 2002 to 2006, including a 14-month deployment to Iraq. He completed his PhD in English at Princeton in 2015 and is currently assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.

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“MUSIC IN FALL”: This oil painting by Princeton artist, Carole Jury will be on display at BoConcept Princeton in MarketFair from November 3 to November 23. It will be among several other original, abstract artworks by Ms. Jury, who is a native of France.

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Carole Jury’s paintings are like sophisticated Rors chach te s t s. T hey c a n on ly be def ined by t he subject’s perceptions of her strokes. “A painting needs to be made one’s own,” Ms. Jury explains. “It’s a kind of secret space where everyone can find one’s own personal refuge. Through painting, I feel anything is possible. The spectator can imagine any thing and ever y thing he wants. My reliefs and

colors allow for countless interpretations. Then, the spectator will have made my painting his own.” Come November, spectators can make Ms. Jury’s paintings their own. The artist’s original paintings w i l l b e on d isplay a n d available for purchase at BoConcept Princeton in MarketFair Mall from November 3 to November 23. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, November 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. Store hours are MondaySaturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

particularly evident in one her favorite paintings being exhibited, Music in Fall. “Reliefs, light, brightness, and nuances of colors have oriented my artistic work,” says Ms. Jury. “Oil paintings allow an artist to play with those nuances through the superposition of paints. Additionally, elements of nature like water, sky, and wood, along with materials like metal and plastic give me inspiration. I was moved to produce Music in Fall after observing autumn leaves reflect on a river.” Jury’s modern paintings lend themselves to any interior, whether it is a living room or office. Their thought-provoking nature sparks conversation, without overwhelming a space. This makes them an ideal fit for BoConcept. Headquartered in Denmark, the high-end furniture designer is known for its contemporary creations that combine fashion and function. Led by store manager and interior designer, Marianne Brooks, t he B oConcept Princeton staff provides expert advice to customers, catered to their individual style and needs. Together, Jury and BoConcept will bring Princeton fine ar t and furniture with European sensibility. For more information on Carole Jury and her exhibit visit or call BoConcept Princeton at (609) 799–5300. The store is located in MarketFair Mall, 3535 US 1 South. ———

photographs as portraits, considering the surfaces of these stones to be records of the earth’s ancient history. The exhibition will include installations of the small stones he collects, including some later cast in bronze. A rarely seen series of pigment and concrete paintings will be on view as well. Ned Smyth: Moments of Matter is supported in part by the Brooke Barrie Art Fund. Also on view from October 23, 2016 — April 2, 2017 is the International Sculpture Center’s 22nd Annual Outstanding Student Achievement Awards in Contemporary Sculpture. This annual exhibition offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary sculpture as some of the most talented sculpture students, selected from hundreds of domestic and international art programs, exhibit their award-winning work in the 22nd International Sculpture Center and Grounds For Sculpture collaborative exhibition. The 22nd Annual International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement Awards in Contemporary Sculpture Award is organized by ISC, sponsored in

part by Gertrud and Heinz Aeschlimann, Dor is and Donald Fisher Fund, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation. All exhibitions are sponsored in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts; The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; and the Johnson Art and Education Foundation. Grounds For Sculpture (GFS), located in Hamilton, New Jersey, is a 42 acre notfor-profit sculpture park, arboretum, and museum founded by Seward Johnson. Its collection features over 270 contemporary sculptures by renowned and emerging artists. Exhibitions change seasonally in six indoor galleries. Offering rich educational programs, a robust schedule of performing arts, and fun family events, it is open yearround. Shopping and dining options complement every visit. For hours, admission prices, and a calendar of events, visit www.grounds Stay up to date at groundsforsculpture. ———

and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carole has lived in Princeton for two years with her husband and three children, but the Lyon, France-native remains heavily influenced by French ar tist, Pier re Soulages. The broad, textured strokes in Ms. Jury’s paintings are indeed reminiscent of the celebrated abstractionist, but while Soulages is known for his use of black, Ms. Jur y’s w o r k s fe a t u r e c a l m i n g blues, r ich brow ns, and Ground for Sculpture’s other earth tones. This is Fall/Winter Season Grounds For Sculpture’s upcoming Fall Winter 201617 season features major solo exhibitions by two distinguished American sculptors, Elyn Zimmerman and Ned Smy th. Both ar tists are pioneers of public art and long-time participants in the New York art world, exhibiting at some of the most prominent galleries “ONE TO TWO”: Pictured here is one of the works in Ned Smyth’s and museums. Their works upcoming exhibit, “Moments of Matter” at the Grounds for are represented in museums, Sculpture from October 23, 2016 – April 2, 2017. private, and public collec- (Photo credit: Ned Smyth, One to Two, 2015, patinated bronze, 1/5, 8 x 6.5 x 11 inches, Collection of the Artist) tions throughout the United States and beyond. Also opening in the new season are the works of 16 emerging artists who were selected from hundreds of national and international submissions in the International Sculpture Center’s 22nd Annual Outstanding Student Achievement Awards in Contemporary S c ulp t ur e. P a u l H e n r y Ramirez’s major installation RATTLE closes out the exhibition line-up. The artist’s multi-dimensional exploration and transformation of the gallery space employs painting, architecture, light and sound, which together “WEATHERED” form an unforgettable viewer experience. Works on Paper The season will debut will Oct. 13 - Nov. 13, 2016 Ned Smyth’s Moments of Matter, on view October 23, 2016 – April 2, 2017. This exhibition focuses on the New York-based artist’s largescale sculptural works that appear as large rock formations milled in dense foam, 56 Bogart Street hard-coated in resin, and Brooklyn, New York 11206 painted in a stone-colored 718.366.3661 · · palette. These eight sculpThurs. - Sun. 12 - 6PM tures will be accompanied Directions by Subway: L train to Morgan Ave. by large format black and Take the Bogart Street exit, the gallery is directly across the street white photographs — some on the first floor of the 56 Bogart Street building. as large as 6’ x 8’ — that explore the texture of stones Above image: “Life Lines #2, “Ink on Mylar, 21” x 16”, (detail), 2016 Smyth has collected for 35 years. He approaches these


As part of its focus this fall on the art of South Asia, the Princeton University Art Museum (PUAM) presents the work of five renowned contemporary artists – Chitra Ganesh, Nalini Malani, Nilima Sheikh, Gulammohammed Sheikh and Shahzia Sikander – whose work draws on and reinterprets the storytelling, techniques and styles of earlier artistic traditions. Featuring printmaking, painting and video art, Contemporary Stories: Revisiting South Asian Narratives suggests the varied ways in which contemporary practitioners, based both in post-partition India and Pakistan and abroad, draw on the past while grounding their work in the realities of the 21st century. Contemporar y Stor ies : Revisiting South Asian Narratives will be on view at PUAM from October, 22, 2016, through January, 22, 2017. The works included are drawn from the Princeton University Art Museum collections as well as lent from private collectors, the artists and their galleries. “This fall the Princeton University Art Museum is looking closely at the art of South Asia, past and present, as one of the world’s richest visual traditions,” said James Steward, Nancy A. Nasher–David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976, Director. Companion programming for the exhibition will include a public lecture on Nov. 10 by the guest curator and an artist’s talk by Shahzia Sikander on November 17. ( Sikander is also the recipient of two major art commissions for the Princeton campus, currently in progress.) C onte m p or a r y S tor i e s was organized in conjunction with Epic Tales from India: Paintings from The San Diego Museum of Art, an exhibition of one of the most significant collections of South Asian painting outside of India. The exhibition will premiere at the Princeton University Art Museum from November 19, 2016, through February 5, 2017, before traveling to two additional venues. Epic Tales encompasses more than 90 paintings drawn exclusively from the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection at the San Diego Museum of Art and explores the major narratives, regions and styles of South Asian art from the 16th through the 19th century. PUAM is located at the heart of the Princeton campus, a short walk from the shops and restaurants of Nassau Street. Admission is free. Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays.

Area Exhibits Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, has the Neighborhood Portrait Quilt on permanent exhibit. Sculptures by Patrick Strzelec are on the Graves Terrace through June 30. “I am Innocent,” mixed media focused on

www.artscouncilofprince Artworks, Everett Alley (Stockton Street), Trenton, has “Art of Darkness” in its three galleries through October. w w B e r n s te i n G a l l e r y, Robertson Hall, Princeton University, has “In the Nation’s Service? Woodrow Wilson Revisited” through October 28. Consid ine G a l ler y, Stuart School, 1200 Stuart Road, has a faculty art exhibit by Andrew Wilkinson, Deborah Land, and Phyllis E. Wright through November 22. www.stu Eastridge Design, 342 Nassau Street, has “Sculptures and Small Objects,” curated by Heather Christensen Smith,” through October 22. (609) 9212827. Ellarslie, Trenton’s City Museum in Cadwalader Park, Parkside Avenue, Tr e n t o n , h a s “ Te r t u lia: Honoring Local and Regional Latin Artists” through November 13. (609) 989-3632. Grounds for Sculp ture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, has Paul Henry Ramirez’s “R ATTLE,” a site-specific installation, on view through January 8, “Ayami Aoyama: Silence,” “Ned Smyth: Moments of Matter through April 2, 2017, and other work s on v iew. w w w. Historical Society of Princeton, Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, has “The Einstein Salon and Innovators Gallery,” and a show on John von Neumann, as well as a permanent exhibit of histor ic photographs. $4 admission WednesdayS u n d ay, n o o n - 4 p.m . Thursday extended hours till 7 p.m. and free admission 4-7 p.m. www.prince T he J a m e s A . M i chener Art Museum at 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown, Pa., has “Jonathan Hertzel: When Sparks Fly” through Dece mb er 31, a nd “Un guarded, Untold, Iconic: Afghanistan through the Lens of Steve McCurry through October 23. Visit w w w.michenerar tmu The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, has “Fletcher and the Knobby Boys: Illustrations by Harry Devlin” through June 25, 2017. Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street, has docentled tours of the historic house and its gardens, furnishings, and artifacts. “Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Couple of an Age” runs through October 23. w w w.mor The Princeton Universit y A r t Museum has “A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art” through October 30. “Remember Me: Shakespeare and his Legacy” runs through December

Asian Narratives” runs October 22-January 22. (609) 258-3788. South Brunswick Arts Commission, municipal building, 540 Route 522, Monmouth Junction, has “Rhythm, Texture, Color,” October 21-January 12. or (732) 3294000 ext. 7635. Stony Brook-M ill stone Watershed Association, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, has “H2O,” with works inspired by water by 30 artists, through November 9. (609) 737-3735. Tigerlabs, 252 Nassau Street, has works by Ryan Lilienthal on display through January 1. info@

SOUTH ASIAN ART: This still from the digital animation, “Nemesis,” by Shakzia Sikander will be a part of the Princeton University Art Museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Revisiting South Asian Narratives.” The exhibit explores the role of past traditions in contemporary South Asian art.


Revisiting South Asian photography, is exhib - 31. “Contemporary Stoited through October 22. r ies : Rev isit ing S out h Narratives at PUAM


Music and Theater Donna McKechnie Tells Princeton Students How to Succeed on the Broadway Stage

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Donna McKechnie was all of 15 years old when she snuck out of her family’s house in Dearborn, Michigan to go on tour with a dance company. “I ran away to join the circus,” she joked on Monday during a questionand-answer session held at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. “Luckily, you don’t have to do that anymore.” The famed Broadway performer was being interviewed by renowned director John Doyle, a visiting lecturer whose fall course, “Luminaries of the American Musical Theater,” has also included discussions with choreographer Graciela Daniele and Ted Chapin, the president of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem C o m p a n y. O r c h e s t r ator Jonathan Tunick, a specialist in the work of Stephen Sondheim, will appear next month. Sessions are free and open to the public. After being snatched back home by her father and reenrolled in high school, Ms. McKechnie soon convinced her parents to let her rejoin the troupe. It was the unofficial beginning of a career

that would lead to work with Michael Bennett on A Chorus Line, Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; and the shows Promises, Promises and Company. She won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Cassie in A Chorus Line. With her Kewpie-doll face and dancer’s carriage, Ms. McKech n ie s eems much younger than her 73 years. There was no evidence of the arthritis she mentioned as she detailed the highs and lows of her career, which continues with her latest show, 4 Girls 4. Her autobiography, Time Steps: My Musical Comedy Life, was published in 2006. She has developed a one -woman show, Inside the Music, and continues to teach and coach. Ms. McKechnie took part

in the famous workshops that led to A Chorus Line at The Public Theater, and later, on Broadway. Her reminiscences w ill seem familiar to anyone who has seen the show. “I was a little ballet girl,” she recalled of her years in ballet school. “Dancing gave me so much. Ballet class was where I ran to feel good and feel safe.” Curious about the audition process, the teenaged Ms. McKechnie attended an audition in Detroit, with a friend, for a musical theater production. She had no intention of trying out, but her pal convinced her to do so. She got the job; her friend did not. “She’s still one of my best friends,” Ms. McKechnie joked. The sophisticated musical theater types who could dance jazz and tap as well as ballet dazzled the 15-yearold. “I was floored,” she

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BROADWAY LUMINARY: Donna McKechnie, Tony Award-winning actress and dancer, spoke to students in Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts this week about her career.

said. “I was quick to realize this was a whole different world and an amazing opportunity. I really loved it.” Once she convinced her parents to let her follow the troupe to New York, Ms. McKechnie moved to the city and lived at the Y. She soon landed a role in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, working with Mr. Fosse, the choreographer; and Ms. Verdon, who was the show’s dance captain. Frank Loesser, the show’s composer, gave her her first voice lesson. The young dancer realized early on that if she wanted to continue in musical theater, she would have to learn to be a “triple threat,” able to sing and act as well as dance. “One of the smartest things I ever did was take my $165 a week from How to Succeed’ and get acting and voice lessons,” she recalled. “And that’s been a theme of my life. I’m a professional student. I still go to dance class every day. And I have studied acting a lot.” On the 1960s musical variety television show Hullabaloo, Ms. McKechnie met fellow dancer Michael Bennett. The two were briefly married (Mr. Bennett died of AIDS in 1987). “He was a wonderful dancer. Even then, he always had a lot of dancers follow him around,” she said. “People knew he was so talented, even then. He knew how to choreograph something to fit someone else’s body.” Asked by Mr. Doyle if she was Mr. Bennett’s muse, Ms. McKechnie said, “I think we danced in a similar way. I loved his style and he loved the way I did his style. Neil Simon said I was Michael’s instrument.” Mr. Bennett spoke often of wanting to do a show based on dancers who appeared in the choruses of Broadway shows. “I would say to him, ‘You’d better hurry because I’m going to be on a walker soon.’ I was 30,” she said with a laugh. A Chorus Line started with tapes of dancers talking about their lives. It took two years before the workshops that led to the show were developed. Mr. Bennett took the tapes to Joseph Papp, then the director of The Public Theater. “He listened to a few minutes of the tapes, and he said, ‘You have carte blanche in this theater,’” Ms. McKechnie recalled of Mr. Papp. The first rendition of the show was four hours long. “It was bad,” she said. “There was a lot of trial and error. But that’s important. You have to learn how to fail.” A Chorus Line began to come together once composer Marvin Hamlisch and lyricist Edward Kleban joined the effort. The show ran for 6,137 performances, won nine Tony awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. It continues to be produced all over the world. Prodded by Mr. Doyle, Ms. McKechnie shared anecdotes about working with Ethel Merman (“She was autonomy personified”) and Elaine Stritch (“a pussycat with an edge”). Ms. Verdon was “my beacon,” she said. One of the main things she learned from her was the love of the training. “You want to pass it on,” Ms. McKechnie said. “You want people to take it and fly.” —Anne Levin

“Disgraced” at McCarter Confronts Troubling Contemporary Issues, Poses Hard Questions About Islamophobia and Cultural Identity


f Ayad Akhtar’s characters had followed my grandmother’s warning, “We never discuss politics or religion at social occasions,” his 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced would never have been written. Now playing in a riveting production at McCarter’s Matthews Theatre, the 90-minute uninterrupted, four-scene exploration of identity, Islam, and what it means to be Muslim in contemporary America, as seen through the interwoven lives of five New York City characters, was the most often produced play in the United States in the 2015-16 season. Disgraced, which opened in Chicago in early 2012, saw its New York premiere at Lincoln Center later that year, and finally came to Broadway in 2014, where it received a Tony nomination for Best Play, is produced here in association with the Guthrie Theater of Minneapolis and Milwaukee Repertory Theater. This production, directed by the Guthrie’s Marcela Lorca, originated at the Guthrie, will play at McCarter through October 30, then move to Milwaukee to complete its run. Disgraced is not always pleasant to watch, as its singularly unheroic characters struggle through identity crises, the politics and religion become personal, and the drama uncovers uncomfortable truths hidden beneath the deceptive surfaces of upwardly mobile New York society. But this powerful, polished, provocative McCarter production makes it obvious why Disgraced has been so popular and fascinating for audiences at numerous productions throughout the country, and why McCarter Artistic Director Emily Mann was eager to bring it here. The play focuses on Amir (Maboud Ebrahimzadeh), American-born, assimilated Pakistani lawyer working his way up in a prestigious Manhattan law firm. He is married to Emily (Caroline Kaplan), a white artist, who is fascinated with Islamic culture and art and draws on those influences in her own work as she prepares for her first big gallery show. Their lavish Upper East Side apartment, over a period of several months in 2011-2012, is the setting for the four scenes of the play. Amir’s rejection of his Muslim heritage, to the point where he has even deceived many of his colleagues at work into thinking he is from India rather than Pakistan, causes friction with his wife and with his 22-year-old nephew Abe (Adit Dileep), name changed from Hussein, who stops

by to try to enlist his uncle’s support for the imam of his mosque, who has been arrested under suspicion of raising money for Hamas. Conflicts for Amir increase, with his denial of his Muslim identity and with the Jewish partners of his firm over what they see as his support for the imam and his duplicity surrounding his Islamic background. The third scene opens with Amir visibly upset and drinking heavily, as he and Emily prepare to entertain Isaac (Kevin Isola), a Whitney Museum curator who has helped to arrange the inclusion of Emily’s work in an upcoming show, and his wife Jory (Austene Van), a colleague in Amir’s law firm. The evening begins with cordiality and apparent warmth and good humor on all sides, but before long the mood darkens, as the liquor flows freely, secrets are revealed, and provocative statements are made — about politics, religion, race, and ethnicity. (Isaac is Jewish. Jory is black.) Shocking truths and bitter resentments emerge, and the civilized surface behaviors give way to savagery underneath — reminiscent of similarly vicious social gatherings in Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage (2006) and Edward Albee’s classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962). As the play approaches its climax, the dialogue bristles, the pace quickens, and the characters come to life in all their troubled, sometimes pitiful, sometimes ugly, sometimes brutal humanity. Mr. Akhtar’s

complex illumination of these characters is relentlessly thorough and detailed. The play raises important, upsetting questions — crucial questions about our lives in the 21st century in this violent, multi-cultural, conflicted country. Answers, resolutions are left for the audience to work out, perhaps in their own lives and communities. “There is no grand statement in Disgraced,” the 45-year-old playwright stated in an interview quoted in the program. “What there is, is a series of contradictions, and those contradictions is the experience I want the audience to be confronted with.” The cast of Disgraced is first-rate — credible and engaging, each providing a sympathetic and intriguing contemporary character. Mr. Ebrahimzadeh as Amir provides a strong, convincing focus for the action of the play — in his sophisticated swagger as a confident, successful lawyer; in his loving, often difficult interactions with his wife; in his attempts to help his nephew; in his contentious relationships with Isaac and Jory; in his struggle to reconcile his Muslim heritage with his ambitious pursuit of the American Dream; and in his ultimate disgrace. Portraying an equally complex, troubled persona, Ms. Kaplan’s Emily is an intriguing counterpart to Amir. Mr. Dileep’s Abe provides another thought-provoking per-

spective on the challenges of being Muslim in contemporary America, as, during the course of the play, he encounters the fears of society, and he questions his aunt and uncle and his own desire to assimilate. Mr. Isola’s Isaac and Ms. Van’s Jory create memorable high-energy characters and deliver stellar performances in confronting Amir and helping to propel the play to its striking, unsettling climax. Ms. Lorca has directed with skill and intelligence, moving the action forward at a brisk pace. She succeeds in achieving her goal, as she states in the program, “to invite an audience to empathize with each of our characters, and to not only root for the winners but to hold the ones who lose in their hearts, to be able to understand them.” In transitions between the scenes she reveals upstage what appears to be the city street below, with characters passing and interacting, as the audience is reminded of the larger context of the world outside the apartment and the lives of these characters and others in the big city. Production values here are consistently excellent, richly enhancing the creation of setting and mood in the shimmering, disturbing world of Disgraced: James Youmans’ elegant, elaborately detailed set; Ana Kuzmanic’s stylish costumes; Rui Rita’s nuanced, often shadowy lighting; and Scott Edwards’ emotionally affecting sound design, reflecting the atmosphere of the city and the unsettling mood of the play; with original music — sometimes jazzy, sometimes discordant — by Sanford Moore. Disgraced, the first play ever written by Mr. Akhtar, whose novel American Dervish has been published in more than 20 languages, is so deftly, expertly crafted that it risks at times feeling contrived, with its five characters, each embodying different ethnic, religious, political perspectives, and its events flowing so neatly towards the play’s climactic breaking point. These minor flaws, however, if they are flaws, do make for enthralling, provocative drama. very performance of this emotionally charged, upsetting play is followed by a short discussion, giving audience members the chance to “continue the conversation and reflect on your experience with fellow audience members,” perHOSPITALITY TO HOSTILITY: (L to R) Amir (Maboud Ebrahimzadeh), Emily (Caroline Kaplan), haps taking up the questions that the play Isaac (Kevin Isola), and Jory (Austene Van) enjoy a cordial dinner before resentments surface itself has posed and working towards the and the mood turns dark in McCarter Theatre’s production of Ayad Akhtar’s 2013 Pulitzer answers that Mr. Akhtar and his protagoPrize-winning drama “Disgraced,” at McCarter’s Matthews Theatre through October 30. nist continue to seek. (Photo by T. Charles Erickson) —Donald Gilpin



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On Wednesday, November 2 at 7 p.m., in partnership with the Princeton Public Library, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will present a discussion of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony with PSO guest conductor Jayce Ogren in the library’s Community Room. Mr. Ogren offers insights into conducting the symphony and touches upon the controversial interpretations surrounding its nickname — “Pathétique.” Jayce Ogren received a master’s degree in conducting from the New England Conservatory. With a Fulbright Grant, he completed a postgraduate diploma at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where he studied with Jorma Panula. He was assistant conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst and music director of New York City Opera. He is currently artistic director of Orchestra 2001 in Philadelphia. Soundtracks is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony will be performed at the orchestra’s November 6

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“Baby Got Bach: Wonderful Winds” Concert

Wit h Baby G ot Bach : Wonderful Winds, Princeton University Concerts (PUC) presents the first of its two “All in the Family” series of concerts this year, in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. An interactive concert specially created for children from ages 3-6, pianist Orli Shaham’s Baby Got Bach program will return to Princeton on Saturday, November 5 at 1 p.m. featuring the internationally celebrated young quintet WindSync, who are making their Princeton debut. The audience will get to meet all of the instruments in the woodwind quintet, and discover the joy of making music just by breathing. Everyone is invited to stay afterward to meet the performers and their instruments in a woodwind petting zoo. The music featured on the Baby Got Bach: Wonderful Winds program relays music’s

in the everyday, including Aaron Copland’s toe-tapping Hoedown, Sergei Prokofiev’s classic musical tale Peter and the Wolf, and timeless music by Johann Sebastian Bach, and more. Tickets are $5 kids, $10 adults. Last year’s concert was sold out; families are urged to buy their tickets soon. PUC’s Meet the Music: Albert & Wolfgang concert for older children between 6-12, celebrates the legacies of Albert Einstein and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1 p.m. ———

shortly thereafter. His work received honorable mention at the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards in 2011 and 2013. Since 2014, Nicholas has played piano with the Jazz Ensemble at Princeton High School. He studied jazz piano with Tara Buzash and is currently a student of Mariam Nazarian. Since 2007, he has been a student of violin, viola, and composition with David Gordon. Outside of music, Nicholas enjoys mathematics, logic, and creating illustrated stories. For more information, visit ———

PHS Student Presents Senior Piano Recital

“Early Organ Music From Germany, Spain, and France”

Nicholas McConnell, a senior at Princeton High School, will perform his Senior Piano Recital at the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Theatre on Friday, October 21 at 7 p.m. The program will feature works by Chopin, J.S. Bach, J. Brahms, M. DeFalla, as well as Nicholas’s own music. Admission is free and open to the public. Nicholas started piano

Princeton Theological Seminary’s annual Joe R. Engle Organ Concert, “Early Organ Music from Germany, Spain, and France,” will be held on Monday, October 24 at 7 p.m. in Miller Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. Robert Bates, professor of music at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, will perform works by composers leading up to Baroque master, J.S. Bach. In the performance of Jehan Titelouze’s Ave Maris Stella, an ensemble from Westminster Choir College will chant verses of the hymn in alternation with the organ. Following Johann Gottfried Walther’s prelude on the chorale Lobe den Herren, the audience will join their voices with the organ in the singing of the chorale, Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty. The program will conclude with J.S. Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, commonly referred to as “The Wedge.” A specialist in early organ music, Bates’ articles have appeared in the Organ Yearbook, Music and Letters, Performance Practice Review, Les Cahiers d’Artes, and The Journal of Early Keyboard Music. Bates recently recorded the complete works of the early French composer, Jehan Titelouze, in Bolbec, France, on an historic organ for which Titelouze was the consultant. ———

Broadway Performers At Princeton University

Rema Webb, a Broadway performer who has starred in critically acclaimed musicals such as The Color Purple and The Lion King, and Lorraine Goodman, Princeton Class of 1983 and a Broadway performer who has appeared in Cats and Les Misérables, will visit Princeton University to take part in Theater Professor Stacy Wolf’s course “Isn’t It Romantic: The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim.” Both events will take place on Tuesday, October 25 in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street. The conversation with Webb focusing on her 18-year career will begin at 1:30 p.m., and Goodman’s workshop on performing musicals across gender, “The MisCast Masterclass,” will begin at 3 p.m. Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ new Program in Music Theater and cosponsored by Princeton’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, the event is free and open to the public. For more information on the Program in Music Theater and the more than 100 other events offered each year by the Lewis Center for the Arts, visit

Richardson Chamber Players Open Season With Concert of North American Works


rinceton University’s Richardson Chamber Players presented a concert this past weekend suitable for the season; as kitchen thoughts turn to soups and stews of diverse ingredients, Sunday afternoon’s performance in Richardson Auditorium was a potpourri of musical gems mixed together to create a palette of North America club and cabaret music. Chamber Players concerts often focus on combinations of related instruments, in this case, a quintet of brass instruments and a pair of strings, interspersed with piano, percussion, and soprano voice. The brass quintet, comprised of trumpeters Wayne DuMaine and Henry Whitaker, trombonist Benjamin Herrington, horn player Chris Komer, and tuba player Brian Brown, carried the bulk of the concert’s weight, providing precise and exacting playing of some unusual and not often heard pieces. The Chamber Players’ “Melting Pot” began in the 19th century, with two works of Stephen Foster and one work of vaudevillian songwriter James Thornton. Thornton’s “When You Were Sweet Sixteen” was quite a hit in its day, and Andrew Rindfleisch’s arrangement for brass quintet captured well the sassiness of late 19th-century popular song. Thornton’s harmonies recalled a similar sentimentality to 19th-century barbershop pieces, combined with expansive melodies. Trombonist Mr. Herrington led the melodic playing, adding vibrato to give swagger and sweep to the music. The two Stephen Foster pieces paired with the Thornton song were played by the quintet with a clean and full sound, with crisp rhythms, and good dynamic swells. The brass quintet returned later in the concert for a number of smaller pieces scored for brass quintet and percussion. Joined by percussionist John Ferrari, the quintet of brass players presented three Modern Ballads for Brass Quintet and Percussion and Cuban composer Paquito D’Rivera’s Four Pieces for Brass Quintet and Percussion. The cornerstone of the Modern Ballads was Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla’s “Oblivion,” originally scored for orchestra but arranged over the years for a variety of instrumental combinations, including brass quintet and percussion. Throughout this piece, the trombone wailed and slinky playing was heard from all. D’Rivera’s Four Pieces for Brass Quin-

tet featured more leading passages from the tuba, with additional melodies heard from hornist Mr. Komer, who up until this point had provided principally accompaniment. The opening “Wapango” was very offbeat, with subtle percussion played by Mr. Ferrari on conga drums and cymbals. Mr. DuMaine provided a strong trumpet solo in the second movement ���Danzón,” and Mr. Whitaker in particular played effective solos in several movements of D’Rivera’s work. Soprano Sarah Pelletier, a frequent performer in Princeton, presented five songs from American composer William Bolcom’s Cabaret Songs for Voice and Piano with theatricality and effective storytelling. Bolcom’s songs are also rooted in popular music, with “Lady Luck” in particular sounding as if it were out of a musical. In the third song, “Toothbrush Time,” Ms. Pelletier had a chance to show the richness to her voice, making the audience feel as though they were in a smoky club. Ms. Pelletier found both the saucy and lyrical aspects of these songs, clearly having fun in the process. One of the most challenging works on the program was Charles Ives’ Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, played by violinist Anna Lim, cellist Susannah Chapman, and pianist Geoffrey Burleson. A youthful composition, this three movement work included popular tunes, pensive and lyrical passages, and difficult technical requirements from all players. The three instrumentalists communicated well among each other, especially Mr. Burleson, as moods and styles shifted quickly. Ms. Lim and Ms. Chapman played with appropriate intensity when required, often passing melodic passages back and forth. The second movement in particular was a complicated mixture of a number of tunes, both from popular culture and from Ives’s own alma mater at Yale. The trio of musicians came together well at the close of the work, ending with a subtle rendition of the hymn “Rock of Ages.” ichardson Chamber Players subtitled Sunday’s concert “Music with Folk Influence from the New World.” The various ensembles throughout the concert succeeded well in making the audience members feel as though they were in jazz clubs throughout North America. —Nancy Plum


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hristian Wolff (Ben Affleck) looks like your average CPA. The self-employed accountant has his own office in a modest building located in a nondescript strip mall in suburban Plainfield, Illinois. However, because he was born with Aspberger’s Syndrome, (a form of autism) he is a math savant, which makes him very well-suited to his profession. Nevertheless, looks can be very deceiving, because the mildmannered loner also has a shadowy side that he keeps under wraps. Consequently, no one has any idea that Christian’s clients are powerful mobsters whom he helps launder huge sums of cash without attracting the attention of the authorities. Over the years, he has become wealthy in his own right by cooking the books for crooks while resisting the temptation to live beyond his apparent means. Eventually, Christian’s business does arouse the suspicions of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division that is led by Director Raymond King (J.K. Simmons). Aware that the government agent Marybeth Medina (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) and her cohorts are on his tail, Christian decides to represent Living Robotics, a

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October 22, Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29. Tickets are $22 online and $25 at the door. The New Hope Arts Center seats 130 so purchasing tickets in advance is reommended. On a dark and stormy night, Brad Majors and Janet Weiss find themselves lost and with a flat tire. Their only choice for help is to knock on the door of a nearby castle where they

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or Dorian Williams and the rest of the defensive unit on the Princeton University football team, a disappointing 42-28 defeat to Lehigh in late September proved to be a wakeup call. “Losing to Lehigh definitely let our defense know that we have a lot of work to do so after that loss we went back to the drawing board, we looked at ourselves in the mirror and made sure that we didn’t let that happen again,” said senior safety and tri-captain Williams, reflecting on the setback which saw Princeton yield 464 yards passing and 621 overall. “We are just focusing on fundamentals and our technique a lot more. In that Lehigh game, we made a lot of mental errors. We weren’t in the spots that we needed to be, we didn’t have our eyes on the right people we were supposed to have them on.” In the next two games, the defense tightened up as Princeton drubbed Columbia 48-13 on October 1 and then defeated Georgetown 31-17 a week later. Last Saturday against visiting Brown, the Tigers were looking to take things up a notch. “We knew that Brown was going to have a better offense so we had the same mentality going into this week,” said Williams. “We knew we couldn’t get complacent with what we have been doing. We definitely focused on coming in and making sure that we made a statement.” Williams got it done early for the Tigers, making an interception on Brown’s first possession that the Princeton offense cashed in for

a touchdown when Chad Kanoff hit Isaiah Barnes for a 33-yard scoring strike. “All week we were practicing double slants on one side and double outs on the other,” said Williams, reflecting on his interception. “We saw the slants coming; I was dropping and I saw the ball and I felt like I was waiting forever. When it finally came down, I noticed there were a 100 guys behind me, it was awesome. I really do think it set a tone.” The Tigers never looked back from there, jumping out to a 28-0 lead by halftime on the way to a 31-7 rout of the Bears before 5,881 at Princeton Stadium. It marked the third straight win for Princeton, which improved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 Ivy League, setting up a showdown with three-time defending Ivy champion Harvard (4-1 overall, 2-0 Ivy) coming to town on October 22. “I think our defense played awesome today,” said Williams, who made five tackles to go with his interception. “Our offense did a great job, they were moving the ball. We have an explosive offense so the more times they are on the field, the better chance we have of making a big play and I think we did that today.” The Princeton defense held Brown scoreless for the first 59 minutes of the contest, holding the Bears to 52 yards rushing and 200 yards total offense with 62 yards of that coming on the Bears’ last possession when they were facing the Tiger reserves. In assessing Princeton’s defensive progress since the Lehigh loss, Williams believes it is a product of attention to detail.

“We are trying to build off our previous weeks so each week there is more chemistry being built,” said Williams. “We are more precise in our alignments and our assignments in everything we are doing. We are just working on improving from the week before. That Lehigh loss is probably a blessing in disguise because it really helped us humble ourselves and focus on what we really need to do well and work on.” The Tigers also brought a little extra motivation to the contest, fueled by the memories of a 38-31 defeat to the Bears in 2015. “I think that was one of our worst losses that we had last year,” said Williams. “Coach (James) Perry played at Brown, he just tells us how they don’t think very highly of us so that was something we used as a chip on our shoulder to help us going into this game. We definitely had that when we went out there and played today.” Princeton head coach Bob Surace liked the intensity he saw from his players, beginning with that opening sequence when Princeton turned the Williams’ interception into a 7-0 lead. “It was great to start the game like that; we talked about getting off to a strong start and playing with passion,” said Surace. “To have those turnovers and get good field position and to finish drives really led to the victory.” Surace tipped his hat to the Tiger defensive front seven, who had put the heat on Brown quarterback Thomas Linta throughout the contest. “I thought we really did a good job on defense all day,”

said Surace. “We were able to really force their QB into some tight, tight windows. He completed some and he is a good player but sometimes there wasn’t even a chance because we knocked it down. We didn’t get a lot of sacks but disruptions are more important than sacks. At the end of the day, the more times you can hit him, knock the ball down, the better chance you have to win.” Princeton got good play from its quarterbacks as senior Kanoff hit on 16-of-23 passes for 185 yards and one touchdown while junior John Lovett connected on 6-of-7 passes for 71 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another TD as he was named the Ivy Offensive Player of the Week for a second straight week. “I thought if we got manto-man, we are going to throw it to Isaiah or Trevor Osborne or James Frusciante,” said Surace. “Chad was told he is throwing it and he put it right on the money. Isaiah beat the guy and that is what you want to have, those guys in an aggressive mindset.” With powerful Harvard invading Princeton Stadium this Saturday, Surace is looking for his players to maintain the winning mindset they have displayed this fall. “Since I have been here, Harvard has been a tremendous team,” said Surace. “I am sure when I watch them tomorrow, I am going to leave thinking this is a tremendous, talented team, well coached and everything else. It is not going to change, that is how they are going to be. We have to continue to prepare and practice hard and control what we control and that is going to be a key. You love the mindset of the team and how they approach practice, how they approach meetings, and how

BEARING DOWN: Princeton University football stars Dorian Williams, left and Kurt Holuba get ready for a play in 2015 action. Last Saturday against visiting Brown, senior safety Williams and junior tackle Holuba keyed a big defensive effort in a 31-7 win over the Bears as they both made interceptions. The Tigers, who improved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 Ivy League with the victory, host three-time defending Ivy champion Harvard (4-1 overall, 2-0 Ivy) in a crucial league showdown on October 22. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski) they approach the locker room. Those are things you really enjoy because some of these guys have five weeks left to be in this type of atmosphere and you want to enjoy every moment. There are only 10 more physical, hard practices and we have got to enjoy it.” In Williams’ view, the Tigers will be committed to working hard for their clash with the Crimson. “Two years we had kind of

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in better shape than she was last year,” said Kampersal. “We expect big t hings from her but again she will have a little bit more attention this year.” Freshman Carly Bullock has the potential to do some big things as she follows in the footsteps of high school teammate Lund. “Carly played with Karlie at the Blake School in Minnesota and she set a state tournament record for goals so she can definitely put the puck away,” said Kampersal. “She is going to have to figure out how to do it a little quicker at this next level. Princeton is looking for senior Contini (10 goals and 15 assists in 2015-16) to take things to a higher level. “Contini had a high ankle sprain so she missed four games,” said Kampersal. “She played the rest of the year, not necessarily at full speed so she is back to being Molly, she is very clever and tricky with her stick.” The team’s corps of forwards features a number of clever veterans in senior Morgan Sly (9 goals, 13 assists), senior Cassidy Tucker (10 goals, 8 assists), junior Kiersten Falck (3 goals, 6 assists ), and sophomore Keiko DeClerck (4 goals, 5 assists). “Morgan does a good job of wiggling out of trouble and getting shots off, her shooting percentage is fairly high,” said Kampersal. “Tucker and Lund have looked the best so far in camp. I think Falck is going to have a big year, she is a really good skater. I am hoping this is a breakout year for her. DeClerck is a grinder, she will be a checking forward.” Senior defenseman Koelzer produced a breakout campaign last winter, scoring 33 points on 17 goals and 16 assists on the way to earning first-team All American honors and figures to be one of the top players in the country this year. “Kelsey had a good summer, she played with the U.S. U-22 team so she had a good experience there,” said Kampersal. “She looks like her dominant self in practice, she is doing a good job. The key for her is to try not to do too much and just rely on her instincts and take her chances when they come instead of forcing things.” S op h o m or e S te p h a n i e Sucharda (3 goals, 14 assists) also had a big summer as she played for Canada’s U-22 team and should be a force on the blue line for the Tigers.

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“S te p h a n i e i s lo ok i n g very good, still the same, very poised, she can slow t he game dow n,” added Kampersal. “She is a great breakout passer, we expect a lot out of her as well.” A pair of tough veterans, Molly Strabley (2 goals, 9 assists ) and junior Emily Achterkirch (1 goal, 5 assists) along with freshmen Sylvie Wallin, Julia Edgar, and Claire Thompson will p r ov i d e P r i n c e to n w i t h good depth in its defensive unit. “Strabley, and Achterkirch will give us shifts; they had good experience last year,” said Kampersal. “I think Sylvie Wallin and Julia Edgar will play a lot as well as Claire Thompson.” At goalie, junior Alysia DaSilva (4-1 record, 0.94 goals against average, 954 save percentage in 201516) and promising freshman Steph Neatby, a member of Canada’s U-22 team, are vying for time between the pipes. “I think it has been a very good open competition,”

said Kampersal. “DaSilva had one of the better summers in terms of conditioning, she came back in great shape. She is a good gamer kind of goalie so we expect her to step up. Neatby is a good goalie with a lot of promise. She is tall and is working to improve like any goalie but she will push Sils for sure.” In assessing his team’s prospects for the upcoming season, Kampersal believes Princeton should be pushing for titles. “I think the potential is high for sure,” said Kampersal. “Our goals are to get to the ECAC final 4 and get that spot that had been eluding us for a while and then go from there.” Going up to New England to open the season at Providence (2-3) will be a good litmus test for the Tigers. “Providence always comp ete s re ally hard ; t heir coach ( B ob D eraney ) is high energy and their team plays high energ y,” said Kampersal. “We don’t k now a ton about them but their league is a good league and they are a good, strong team.” —Bill Alden


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YOUNG GUN: Princeton University women’s hockey player Karlie Lund controls the puck in a game last season. Princeton will be looking for sophomore forward Lund, the 2015-16 ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year and the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, to be an offensive force again this winter. The Tigers start their 2016-17 campaign by playing a two-game set at Providence on October 22-23. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

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With Junior Star McCarthy Setting the Tempo, No. 11 PU Field Hockey Defeats Brown 5-1 It didn’t take long for the 11th-ranked Princeton University field hockey team to set the tone as it hosted Brown last Saturday in a critical Ivy League contest. Just 1:21 into the game, Princeton senior star Cat Caro tallied off a penalty corner as the Tigers jumped into a 1-0 lead. After a second Caro goal, junior standout Ryan McCarthy assisted on a goal by Rachel Park and then found the back of the cage herself for a goal as the Tigers built a 4-0 halftime lead. “We had a lot of energy, we were composed and we took control of the game,” said McCarthy in assessing Princeton’s first half performance. “We just had possession the whole time and were passing really well.” Good passing helped McCar thy get on the score sheet. “It was a perfect pass from Carlotta (von Gierke); she saw me coming out and I circled around and saw Rachel in the right spot and she was there to put it in,” said McCarthy, a 5’4 native of Madison, N.J. “My goal was another pass from Lotty, I just took it in, saw the net and shot it in.” In the second half, Brown got one in to make it 4-1 but the Tigers responded with another tally by Caro to put the finishing touch on a 5-1 victory. “We kind of lost our tempo and we took time out, regrouped and went back in and dominated the last 10 minutes,” said McCarthy. McCarthy looks to keep the tempo up for the Princeton attack. “I am a forward so we run a lot; you build off of everybody’s energy,” said

McCarthy. “It starts from the defense to the midfield and then forward. I think it is a whole team effort that brings the energy.” Having tallied seven goals and four assists in 2015, McCarthy has brought up her production, contributing 11 goals and four assists so far this season. “The team has been giving me perfect balls, perfect passes, they are always in the right spot,” said McCarthy, who scored two goals in an 8-0 win over Towson last Sunday as the Tigers improved to 9-5 overall. With Princeton in a good spot as it heads into the final weeks of the season, McCarthy credits the coaching staff with instilling cohesion on the field. “The team has come together really well this year,” said McCarthy. “The new coaches (head coach Carla Tagliente and assistant Dina Rizzo) are a big part of that. They have really led the charge and got us going where we need to go this year.” Princeton head coach Tagliente certainly liked the way her squad charged out of the gate in the win over Brown. “ Ev e r y t h i n g w a s r e a l sharp, the defense was sharp and basic skills were clean,” said Tagliente. “Ever y thing was really clicking; it helps when you get a couple on the board. With this team, they are so athletic and when they can defend well and they do those simple things well, it really lends to what we can do on attack.”

MAC ATTACK: Princeton University field hockey player Ryan McCarthy goes after the ball last Saturday against visiting Brown. Junior star McCarthy tallied a goal and an assist in the game as 11th-ranked Princeton defeated the Bears 5-1. A day later, McCarthy scored two goals as the Tigers rolled to an 8-0 win over Towson. Princeton, now 9-5 overall and 4-0 Ivy League, is next in action when it hosts Harvard (8-4 overall, 4-0 Ivy) in a game that will be pivotal in the race for the league title. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Although the Tigers went through a brief lull in the second half when Brown scored to make it a 4-1 game, Princeton came on strong in the waning moments of the contest. “We were defending on the back foot instead of the front foot, that is what is going to happen, you are going to get dinged,” said Tagliente, whose team improved to 4-0 in Ivy League play with the win over the Bears. “We had a timeout and we talked a little about using the last 15 minutes and trying to get ready. I think we were just coasting at half a little bit but post-timeout, we had a lot of attack. I would like to see more drop but the goal was nice.” It has been nice for Tagliente to see the production she is getting from senior star and co-captain Caro, who produced another hat trick in the win over Towson. “I thought she had a good start; she has done that in a few games,” said Tagliente. “She got on the board twice early and for her that is key. I think her confidence just rises from there. It is good to see her get three. She has earned it and deserved it. I think overall it was a great performance.” McCarthy has been giving Princeton some great intensity. “Ryan just does all of the intangibles that you can’t really quantify,” said Tagliente. “She plays with so much heart; she is a good player on top of it. She sees when the tempo and the energy isn’t there and she tries to change it and I think you saw that. In the last 15 minutes, probably 80 percent of the circle passes were traced to a pass from her or a defensive play from her.” Princeton will be bringing plenty of energy to the field as it hosts Harvard (8-4 overall, 4-0 Ivy) on October 22 in a game that could decide the league title. “The message we have been sending is clear, the gap isn’t closing, we are extending that gap and that is going to continue to be the focus,” said Tagliente, whose team has outscored its Ivy foes 18-1 in its first four league contests. “I think the competitive level of these guys in practice and their demeanor has been great. Every Ivy game means so much and these guys have done a nice job to mentally stay in the moment and just play their game. They have done a great job of doing what we ask them to do and to trust in this process.” McCarthy, for her part, is confident that the Tigers will keep in the moment as they battle the Crimson. “We have been dominating most of the Ivy games,” said McCarthy. “It is just us and Harvard who are left undefeated so that is going to be a big game. It is just play our game; we know if we play our game then we can take control of the game and win.” —Bill Alden

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Battling Through Ups and Downs in 13-7 Start, No. 9 PU Men’s Water Polo Excited for Stretch Drive Over its first 20 games, the Princeton Universit y men’s water polo team has shown flashes of brilliance interspersed with some untimely offensive lulls. “I feel like we know we are close to being a very special team; that first game against UCSB out in California, a top six team, we lost to in sudden death (12-11 in 3OT on September 23) and I think the guys just showed how good we can be,” said Princeton head coach Luis Nicolao, reflecting on his team’s 13-7 start. “I think right now it is just finding that consistency; unfortunately for some reason we have lost four one-goal games. We have had the lead in the fourth quarter in every one of those games. We were down big to start with, like 4-0, 4-1, and we battle back, tie it and get the lead. Now it is trying to get to sealing the deal.” After dropping its latest nail-biter, an 8-7 loss to Bucknell last Saturday in the Crimson Invitational in Cambridge, Mass., the Tigers are getting a much needed break with their next game action not coming until October 29 when they play at Iona and St. Francis. “The break comes at a great time; I think we are emotionally and physically just tired,” said Nicolao. “Right now we are really struggling, we have one guy out with a concussion. One of our best freshmen got his cheekbone broken two weeks

ago and he is having surgery so we are really short on the bench right now. We had the head cold go through our team; we were missing two to three guys and there were days where we couldn’t even run a practice.” While Princeton may be lacking quantity at times, the team has displayed plenty of quality, led by sophomore star Matt Payne, who leads the Tigers with 40 goals and 37 assists. “Matt is one of our high energy guys, emotionally and physically,” said Nicolao. “He gets very excited for games, he is very intense. He has had some really good offensive production games; you look at the Bucknell game, he scored four of our seven goals.” Sophomore Ryan Wilson (16 goals, 31 assists) and freshman Sean Duncan (38 goals, 3 assists) have been providing good production as well. “Ryan Wilson is a stellar, heart player; he has to settle a bit on offense,” added Nicolao. “O u r f r e s h m a n , S e a n Duncan, at two meters has had an exceptional year. We don’t have anybody in front of him so sometimes you go through some lumps. He is 18-years-old setting against junior and seniors who are two, three years older than him and holding his own. He is having some on the job training and he has been doing very well.”

The Tigers have been doing well on the defensive end, giving up 8.65 goals a game so far this fall. “Vojislav ( Mitrovic) has been exceptional in the goal; our defense has been good,” said Nicolao. “Like I told the guys after Bucknell, you hold a team to less than 10 goals, you should win the game. We have done that a couple of times this year where we have held a team to eight or nine goals and end up losing by a goal.” As the team returns to action, Nicolao is looking for sharper play on offense. “We know defensively that we can stay in the game,” said Nicolao. “Now it is go out there and put some shots away so that we can take one of these close games, separate, and pull ahead. Maybe that will come with some rest and getting healthy.” Despite the ups and downs so far, Nicolao believes that his team has a good shot at winning the Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) title. “We have got a couple of big games up in New England in early November against Harvard and Brown and then we host the NWPC championships,” said Nicolao. “We are excited about the end of the season like always. We are excited about the progress we are making, we have a lot of new faces. The question is can we get healthy and put together a good run at the end.” —Bill Alden

PAYNE KILLER: Princeton University men’s water polo player Matt Payne gets ready to fire the ball in recent action. Sophomore star Payne is leading the 9th-ranked Tigers with 40 goals and 37 assists as they have gotten off to a 13-7 start. Princeton is next in action on October 29 when it plays at Iona and St. Francis. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

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Yale 3-0 a day later to complete a perfect first half of the Ivy League schedule and strengthen its hold on first place. In the win over Brown, senior star Mattaliano had 12 kills to help the Tigers prevail 25-16, 25-10, 25-23. Against Yale, Mattaliano had 10 kills as Princeton won 25-17, 25-16, 25-19 and improved to 13-3 overall and 7-0 Ivy, with Yale and Columbia now two games behind in the league standings with 5-2 Ivy marks. The Tigers host Penn on October 21. ———

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Greg Seifert notched a goal but it wasn’t enough as Princeton lost 2-1 at Columbia in overtime last Saturday. Tiger Men’s Cross Country Senior star Seifert scored 28th at Wisconsin Invite 50:23 into the contest to knot Connor Lundy led the way as the game at 1-1 and force overthe Princeton University men’s time. In the extra session, the cross country team placed 28th Lions earned the win with a of 30 teams in the invitational tally by Vana Makarian at the race at the Nuttycombe Wis94:56 mark. consin Invite last Saturday. PU Women’s Cross Country Princeton, now 6-5-1 overFreshman standout Lundy Competes at Wisconsin placed 19th individually, covall and 0-2-1 Ivy League, hosts PU Women’s Volleyball Ally Markovich set the ering the 8,000-meter course Harvard on October 22. pace as the Princeton Uni- in 24:18.8. Extends Ivy Lead ——— Cara Mattaliano starred as versity women’s cross counThe Tigers are next in action PU Baseball Alum Hazen the Princeton University wom- try team placed 29th of 31 when they host the Ivy League Named GM of Diamondbacks en’s volleyball topped Brown teams in the invitational race Princeton University baseball 3-0 on Friday and then swept at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Heptagonal Championships on October 29 at Windsor Fields. alum Mike Hazen ’98 has been named as the new executive vice president and general manager Great Cars of the Arizona Diamondbacks of the National League. From Good People... Hazen spent the past 11 seasons with the Boston Red Sox and the 2015 campaign as the team’s senior vice president and 2454 Route 206 Belle Mead, NJ 08502 908-359-8131 general manager. Prior to his 2012 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4WD with a 2.4 4 cyl engine and auto trans, ABS, front and side air stint in Boston, Hazen worked bags, A/C, security system, remote starter, power windows, door locks, and mirrors, tilt steering five seasons in the Cleveland and cruise control, full center console, overhead lighting, alloy wheels, fog lamps, amfm cd Indians’ front office. stereo with steering mounted audio controls, roof rails, tinted glass, rear window wiper and defroster, cloth seating with fold down rear seats, keyless entry, Uconnect hands free, heated front D ur i ng h is c areer at COMING UP EMPTY: Princeton University women’s soccer player Mikaela Symanovich, left, chases down the ball in recent action. Last Saturday, the Tigers couldn’t get their offense clicking as they fell 2-0 at Columbia to drop to 9-3-1 overall and 1-2-1 Ivy League. Princeton will look to get back on the winning track when it hosts Harvard on October 22. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

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Led by Senior Gerdes’ Steady Play at 2d Singles, PHS Girls’ Tennis Tops WW/P-S for Sectional Title Elise Gerdes knew that she got a break as the top-seeded Princeton High girls’ tennis team hosted fourth-seeded Montgomery in the Group 4 Central Jersey sectional semifinals last Friday. “I felt pretty confident because I knew that their regular second singles player was hurt,” said senior star Gerdes. “That gave me a little bit less pressure to deal with because I knew that their lineup was not as strong as it should have been.” Gerdes produced a strong effort, rolling to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Khoshna Ande at second singles to help PHS pull out a 3-2 win over the Cougars. “I just played my game and whenever things weren’t working out, I just thought positive,” recalled Gerdes. “This is what I want to do. It is my last year, I persevered and finished strongly.” The Little Tigers needed a strong finish from its second doubles team of senior Brinda Suppiah and sophomore Adriana Todorova to earn the clinching point in the match against Montgomery as they battled to a 6-3, 7-5 win over Somali Desai and Katie Parsons. “I definitely was a bit nervous but I knew they could

do it,” said Gerdes, who nervously watched the end of the second doubles match with the rest of her teammates and coaches. “I knew they had the potential to do it and they came through.” Priding herself on being consistent, Gerdes came through against WW/P-S in the sectional final on Monday, rallying to a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Stephanie Ji at second singles to help PHS edge the Pirates 3-2. “I guess they do need that on the team, the steady Eddie,” said Gerdes. “I try to stay cool and positive. I try to stay in the groove and help the team that way.” Gerdes is proud to see the PHS team back in the groove after it faltered in the 2015 sectionals. “I am ver y proud and happy that we can do that this year because last year we dropped a little bit and we weren’t able to get as far, although we did do it for five years before that,” said Gerdes, who was in the PHS lineup for its 2014 sectional crown. “I am glad that we can jump back on the bandwagon and get back up to where we were recently.” PHS head coach Christian Herzog didn’t see a sectional title in the cards when the 2016 season started.

SERVING UP A WINNER: Princeton High girls’ tennis player Elise Gerdes blasts a serve in a match earlier this season. Last Monday, senior star Gerdes rallied for a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Stephanie Ji of WW/P-S at second singles to help PHS edge the Pirates 3-2 in the Group 4 Central Jersey sectional final. The Little Tigers, now 15-2, advanced to the state Group 4 semifinals on October 20 at Mercer County Park against the winner of the Ridge-J.P Stevens North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 final. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

“I knew that we were going to get some talent in but I had no idea that we were going to get as strong a group of freshmen as we did,” said Herzog, who got a straight-set win from freshman Samantha Singer at first singles against WW/P-S with the second doubles team of Suppiah and Todorova pulling out a three-setter for the other team point. “Spencer Watts has been giving us points at No, 3 all season. Sam always comes out and plays her best, some she will win, some she won’t. She plays the toughest competitor but she never gives up. At the end of last year, I would not have thought that we would be in this position.” In the w in over Montgomery, the toughness of Suppiah and Todorova at second doubles made the difference. “Today it came down to the more experienced team; Adriana had been playing doubles and this is Brinda’s last year as a senior,” said Herzog. “My heart was skipping a few beats there, that has been our M.O. If you look at a lot of the scores, we don’t feel the pressure in the first set and then all of a sudden, we let a few points get away from us and we get a little sloppy. Then we come back and finish it, whether it be 7-5 or winning in a tiebreak. They have shown even when we let the second set get away from us a little bit we can come back and reel it in in the end. I think that is a testament to their willingness to work together for the shared goal.” Having achieved the goal of a sectional title, PHS is now pursuing a state crown as it will play in the Group 4 state semifinals on October 20 at Mercer County Park against the winner of the Ridge — J.P Stevens North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 final. “We want to go as far as we can, particularly for the seniors,” said Herzog, whose team is bringing a 15-2 record into the Group 4 semis. “The vision starts with the seniors and getting everyone to buy in and trying to make the best of what we have in terms of talent.” Gerdes, for her part, is looking to make the most of her last season with the Little Tigers. “The season is almost over and we just want to keep going,” said Gerdes. “There are only so many matches left; it means so much that we can achieve this in my last year.” —Bill Alden

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Making a Statement by Taking 2nd at Shore Coaches, PHS Girls’ Cross Country Primed for County Meet For the Princeton High girls’ cross country team, competing in the prestigious Shore Coaches Invitational was a chance to make a statement. Proving that it is an elite team, PHS placed second of 23 teams in the Varsity C race at the event. Junior star Chloe Taylor set the pace for the Little Tigers, taking seventh ind iv idually, cover ing t he 5,000-meter course at Holmdel Park in 19:57.00. Senior Anne Walker took ninth with senior Izzy Trenholm coming in 10th, senior AnneFleur Hartmanshenn finishing 15th, and junior Lauren Cleary placing 44th. PHS head coach Jim Smirk saw the performance as a coming out party for a team that had been flying under the radar. “It was awesome, we were thrilled,” said Smirk. “We have been unranked for a majority of the season thus far and we just got ranked in the top 20 in the state after the Shore Coaches. I won’t say that we felt wronged but I guess we were surprised that we were ranked behind teams that we thought we could race with.” Taylor has been proving this fall that she can race with anyone. “Chloe was away for most of the summer but was able to manage her training really well,” said Smirk. “She showed a lot of maturity there and has really taken on a deep understanding that it is not just the miles, she is doing a lot of those other things to help her be successful. She is really calm in those competitive moments and I think she is letting that show a little more.” Tr e n h ol m s h owe d h e r competitiveness at the Shore Coaches meet. “Izzy has been on varsity for a long time but never had that race where she was really in there and really had to fight for it and she did that at Shore,” said Smirk. Walker’s emergence as a solid racer has been a key factor for the Little Tigers. “Annie Walker was always super talented but couldn’t stay healthy,” said Smirk. “She is a kid who is passionate about running but had an injury issue and it took her forever to get over it. She is healthy and ready to go, so we are excited to have her.” Smirk is particularly excited about the progress made by Hartmanshenn over her career. “I think the real Cinderella story here is AnneFleur Hartmanshenn,” said Smirk. “She is a kid who came in as a freshman and she was an OK runner. She didn’t run on varsity consistently her freshman year; she had some moments here or there. Now we are really seeing her wrap her head around the idea that wait a minute here,

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Over the years, a long line of top flight goalies has helped form the foundation of the highly successful Princeton High boys’ soccer program. Such standout keepers as Owen Lindenfeldar, Laurenz Reimitz, and Steve Hellstern have starred as PHS has won two state titles along with a slew of sectional, MCT, and CVC crowns under head coach Wayne Sutcliffe. This fall, junior Patrick Jacobs has assumed the mantle of PHS goalie and is enjoying making his mark for the Little Tigers. “It has been good, it has been fun so far,” said Jacobs. “It is good because we are a young team and there is a new challenge every game, we are still getting used to each other.” PHS was up to the challenge last week as it topped visiting Ewing 4-1, playing on Farmview Fields due to a scheduling conflict for the turf field and drainage and turf issues with the Valley Road field. “We like to keep possession to start with, and then because of how the pitch played, we wanted to get it out first, and then in the front half we try to keep possession,” said Jacobs,

reflecting on the win which saw him record three saves. “Then we just tried to finalize and score off some set pieces, which we did well today.” Jacobs was happy with how the defense did on the day. “I think as a defense we pressured well; we got the ball back quickly and that led to some more offense for us,” said Jacobs. “I was pretty happy with the effort, I think we should have done bet ter at the end. We have a lot more to improve on. Going into the postseason, we need to touch up a few things.” Playing with twin brother Ian, a starting defender, has helped things go smoother for Jacobs this fall. “I know what he is going to do sometimes on the ball,” said Jacobs. “I do think we play well together.” Playing behind Lindenfeldar last fall was a valuable learning experience for Jacobs. “Owen helped me a lot, I was playing under him all last year, he taught me a lot along with coach (Carlos) Salazar and the rest of the staff,” said Jacobs, who made eight saves in a 1-0 win over Trenton last Monday as the Little Tigers improved to 14-1.

ON A ROLL: Princeton High boys’ soccer goalie Patrick Jacobs rolls the ball up the field in a game earlier this season. Last Monday, junior Jacobs made eight saves as PHS edged Trenton 1-0 in a key Colonial Valley Conference showdown. The Little Tigers, now 14-1, are starting play in the Mercer County Tournament this week where they are seeded second and host a first round contest on October 20 against the victor of the MCT play-in game between Hightstown and Nottingham. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

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“He was a big help for me. It is simply getting used to the starting role and just being in that position.” PHS head coach Sutcliffe likes the progress he is seeing from Jacobs as he adjusts to the starting goalie role. “Pat is doing great, he is focusing, he is improving,” said Sutcliffe, who recently passed the 300-win mark in his tenure guiding the Little Tigers. “We have total confidence in him.” In the win over Ewing, Jacobs and the defensive unit displayed some confident play. “I was very happy with the back four and Pat, credit to them for their work,” said Sutcliffe. “Ewing didn’t put a tremendous amount of pressure on us but I am very happy with their performance today. The key to it all going forward is that our back four have to become more greedy at not relinquishing goals.” The PHS midfield, on the other hand, put the pressure on Ewing as senior star Andrew Goldsmith tallied three with junior Remy Hebert adding the fourth. “It was one of our best games from our midfield in terms of keeping the ball and finding one another,” said Sutcliffe. “Drew Beamer was really sharp and then Andrew Goldsmith was really good. He converts three; it was a big day for him.” It was another big performance for senior defender Sam Serxner, who had two assists and bedeviled Ewing with his long, looping throw-ins and soaring corner kicks. “Sam has been incredibly consistent on his set pieces, his corners, and his throws,” added Sutcliffe. “He has been just deadly.” With PHS starting play in the Mercer County Tournament this week where they are seeded second and host a first round contest on October 20 against the victor of the MCT play-in game between Hightstown and Nottingham, Sutcliffe believes the team’s collective consistency will serve it well in postseason action. “We are really happy with our goal production, we are finding ways to score,” said Sutcliffe. “T he chemistr y of the group has been building and we have been working pretty hard on trying to find ourselves in the best emotional state going into this and being resilient; working for one another and working with one another harder. It is tournament time, this is the business end of the season and with all the preparation, I think we are in a good spot but it is just one game at a time.” Jacobs, for his part, believes the Little Tigers are ready to take care of business in the postseason. “We have to keep up what we have been doing all year, keeping it simple, getting possession, and then scoring off the set pieces and defending well,” said Jacobs. “We are pretty confident going in. We would like to win the MCTs, that would be great for us. We feel good about the other competitions too.” —Bill Alden

PHS Football Falls to WW/P-S 42-18 But Giles Enjoys Breakthrough Effort It was the annual Friday night lights homecoming ga m e for t he P r i nce ton H igh fo otba l l te a m a nd there was an electric atmosphere as the program hosted WW/P-S. There was a throng filling the stands on the crisp autumn evening, led by a spirited PHS student section and a rocking jazz band. Little Tiger sophomore running back Carson Giles got caught up in the buzz. “We were ready to go off the bat,” said Giles. “We were excited. It was homecoming, everybody was out there, it was a lot of energy. Feeding on that energy, Giles ripped off a number of big runs in the first half. He bulled 18 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter to get PHS on the board as it trailed 7-6. Later in the quarter, Giles broke loose on some big runs to help the Little Tigers march 71 yards in a drive culminated by a 7-yard TD pass from Vince Doran to Jakob Green to draw within 14-12 at the half. “It was just one of those n ight s where you cou ld see everything,” said the 5’9, 200-pound Giles, who rushed for more than 100 yards in the first half. “My offensive line (Ethan Guerra, Marqui McBride, Adam Musa, Finn Kaiser,

and Jaylen Johnson) is terrific, they are great. They do a great job of making sure the plays go the right way.” In the second half, however, the WW/P-S running attack, led by Zyion Cooper, who ended the evening w ith 335 yards r ushing, took over the contest as the Pirates pulled away to a 4218 win over PHS. “As the game went along, they keyed in on the running game and we had to try to pass the ball and sometimes that wasn’t there and sometimes it was there,” said Giles, ref lecting on the loss which dropped the Little Tigers to 1-5. “We got killed on defense on the big plays, their No. 3. (Cooper) was talented, t hat was a great job by him.” In stepping into the starting running back job, Giles has gone t hrough s ome growing pains. “I think one of the challenges is trying to fill the shoes of Rory Helstrom; he was a great player,” said Giles. “The biggest thing is that the speed of the game is insane on varsity. I am a big

boy at 200 pounds so I am not used to it.” Giles has clearly been getting up to speed in recent weeks, ending up with 172 yards rushing in the loss to W W/PS after running for 110 yards in a 55-16 loss to Steinert on October 8. “Mostly it is my coaches, Dave Filson, Joe Gargione, a n d C h a r l i e G a l l a g h e r, talking to me about doing things like keeping my eyes up field,” said Giles, reflecting on his progress. “A f te r pr ac t i c e, I r u n spr ints, doing t he extra stuff has been helping me. A running back is only as good as his offensive line and my offensive line is terrific.” With PHS playing at Nor t her n B u rli ng ton on October 21, Giles is confident that the Little Tigers can get back on the winning track as they look to snap a four-game losing streak. “We have a lot of talent on this team and we just need to start delivering,” said Giles. “You can’t dwell on these games, you have got to move on. We just have to catch our stride. This is a special team and I think it is a team to watch out for in the future.” —Bill Alden

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ing their record and knowing ours, both teams are so well respected. We were hyped coming into this game.” The meeting of unbeatens turned out to be an intense battle of wills as the teams battled to a scoreless tie through 80 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of overtime. In reflecting on the 0-0 draw, Atkeson tipped her hat to the PDS defensive effort. “Maddie Coyne and Becca Kuzmicz are holding together back there and so is Tulsi Pari, a freshman as well, which is pretty incredible,” said Atkeson. “Coming in a game like this is usually pretty intimidating; she did a great job back there.” Atkeson had her job description modified for the showdown against the Red Raiders. “Usually I sweep in front of the back but we had some injuries and we were switching it up and seeing what we could do to make the best ______________ of the situation,” explained Atkeson. _______________ Date & Time: ______________________ Having lost in double overour ad, scheduled to run ___________________. time to the Red Raiders last oughly and pay special attention to the following: season, the Panthers were determined to hold the fort ill tell us it’s okay) in the extra sessions. � Fax number � Address � Expiration Date “On the sidelines we were really hyped, coming into double overtime was kind of a flashback,” said Atkeson. “They got one in double OT last year, so there was ABBY ROAD: Princeton Day School girls’ soccer player Abby definitely a mentality of ‘we Atkeson controls the ball in recent action. Senior midfielder and are not letting it happen team captain Atkeson’s gritty play and leadership has helped again.’” PDS get off to a 13-0-1 start. The Panthers will be getting unWhile PDS didn’t get the derway in the Mercer County Tournament this week where they win, Atkeson saw the perare seeded third and host No. 14 Hun in a first round contest on formance as a harbinger of October 19. Two-time defending champion PDS is seeded first in good things to come going the state Prep B tourney and will host a semifinal contest in that into postseason play. competition on October 26. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski) “This is definitely a step forward in the right direcFast Food • Take-Out • Dine-In tion,” asserted Atkeson. “I Hunan ~ Szechuan think this game gave us what we needed when we are goMalaysian ~ Vietnamese ing into tournaments.” Daily Specials • Catering Available The Panthers will be startThe players were hopping up and down on the field right before kickoff as the undefeated Princeton Day school girls’ soccer team played at undefeated Pennington. For PDS senior midfielder and team captain Abby Atkeson, the clash was something she and her teammates

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bit but we didn’t break and we got the job done in the long run.” Trombetta likes the way Atkeson is taking care of her business. “As far as a leader on the field, you can’t ask for any more from her,” said Trombetta. “Her work ethic is second to none. She did a lot of good things for us on the field plus her leadership as captain. It is great to have her.” The Panthers have been working well together as they have rolled through the regular season without a defeat. “Looking at this team, they are really tight, chemistry-wise it is great,” said Trombetta, whose squad topped Bordentow n 6 - 0 last Saturday to improved to 13-0-1. “We have a great senior group that has been down the road before, going deep into tournaments and the MCT and the preps; that spills over to the younger players. They are good mentors to the younger players to prepare them to play in the big time experience like tonight.” With PDS having won the 2013 MCT crown and two straight state Prep B titles, Trombetta believes the team is poised for another deep postseason run. “It is definitely a step forward knowing that we can play with another undefeated team in the county,” said Trombetta. “Tournament time is here. We got a tough road to the finals; we know what is in front of us but today shows that we can play with anybody so we are confident going in. I think the bottom line is we have got to start finding the net a little more in these big games. Defensively, we can play with anybody but offensively, we have to execute a little better in the final third.” In Atkeson’s v iew, the Panthers can execute with anyone if they remain composed. “We need to keep our heads cool,” said Atkeson. “It was good tonight, there was a big crowd. It was their senior night and we were still able to keep our heads. I know that we can do it going into tournament time.” —Bill Alden



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Stuart Field Hockey: Alexxa Newman starred in a losing cause as 13th-seeded Stuart fell 2-0 at fourth-seeded Princeton High in the opening round of the Mercer County Tournament. Senior goalie Newman made four saves as the Tartans moved to 2-82. In upcoming action, the Tartans will start play on the state Prep B tourney where they are seeded seventh and play second-seeded Newark Academy on October 19 in an opening round contest HIGH VELOCITY: Hun School field hockey player Julie Fassl fires with the winner advancing to the ball up the field in recent action. Last Friday, senior star the semis on October 26. Fassl scored the lone goal as 11th-seeded Hun edged sixthseeded Hightstown 1-0 in the opening round of the Mercer County Tournament. Hun, which moved to 6-6 with a 6-0 loss to Hill School (Pa.) last Saturday in a regular season game, was slated to play at third-seeded Allentown in the MCT quarterfinals on October 18 with the winner advancing to the semis on October 20 at Mercer County Community College. The Raid- Field Hockey: Avery Peterers are also hosting Lawrenceville School on October 22 in a son made the difference as fourth-seeded PHS topped regular season contest. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski) 13th-seeded Stuart 2-0 in Boys’ Soccer: Donovan the first round of the MerDavis, Diego Garcia and cer County Tournament last Jake Harris all scored twice Saturday. Senior star Peas PDS cruised to an 8-1 terson scored both goals as win over Wardlaw Hartridge the Little Tigers improved to Football: Campbell Garrett last Saturday. Ricardo Mar- 12-2-1. PHS was scheduled played well in a losing cause tinez chipped in a goal and to host 12th-seeded Ewing as Lawrenceville fell 54-30 an assist for the Panthers, in the MCT quarterfinals on to the Peddie School last who improved to 9-5-1 with October 18 with the winner Friday. Quarterback Garrett the victory. PDS will start advancing to the semis on passed for 316 yards and a play in the Mercer County October 20 at Mercer Countouchdown for the Big Red, Tour nament where it is ty Community College. ——— who dropped to 1-4 with the seeded sixth and will host defeat. Lawrenceville plays 11th-seeded Notre Dame in Girls’ Soccer: Kirin Kunukat the Hun School on Oc- a first round contest on Oc- kasser il star red as PHS tober 20. The Panthers are tober 22. defeated Trenton 3-0 last also competing in the state Monday. Freshman Kunuk——— Prep B tourney where they Field Hockey: Featuring are seeded second and will kasseril scored two goals a balanced offense, Law- host seventh-seeded Golda to help the Little Tigers imrenceville defeated Peddie Och in an opening round prove to 9-5. In upcoming action, PHS will start play in 6-0 last Saturday. Six dif- contest on October 19. the Mercer County Tournaferent players tallied goals ——— ment where it is seeded sixth for the Big Red, who moved Girls’ Tennis: Starting play and will hosts 11th-seeded to 7-4 with the win. A day in the state Prep B tourna- Hightstown in a first round earlier, eighth-seeded Lawment last Monday, PDS contest on October 20. renceville defeated ninthended the day in second ——— seeded Pennington 6-1 in place, one point behind Gil the opening round of the Girls’ Volleyball : Anna St. Bernard’s. The finals are Mercer County Tournament Cao came up big as PHS slated for October 20 at the as Claudia Beller led the way posted a 2-1 win over RanGarden State Tennis Center with three goals. In upcomcocas Valley 2-0 last Monin Edison. ing action, Lawrenceville day. Cao contributed 11 was slated to play at firstkills, two blocks, and nine seeded Robbinsville on Ocdigs as as the Little Tigers tober 18 in the MCT quarwon 21-25, 25-22, 29-27 to terfinals and to play at the improve to 14-3. PHS plays Hun School on October 22 at Montgomery on October in a regular season contest. 20 before hosting Notre Football: Nyshere Woodson Dame on October 24. came up big as Pennington edged Montclair Kimberley 16-12 last Saturday. Woodson rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown as the Red Raiders improved to Field Hockey: Gretchen 4-2. Pennington hosts the Lindenfeldar had a big game Perkiomen School (Pa.) on Football: Pat Holly had a huge game to help Hun deas second-seeded PDS rolled October 28. feat the Hill School ( Pa.) to a 7-0 win over 15th-seed——— 41-12 last Saturday. Junior ed Lawrence High in the opening round of the Mer- Boys’ Soccer: Pedro Dola- quarterback Holly completcer County Tournament last bella starred as Pennington ed 17-of-20 passes for 331 Friday. Junior Lindenfeldar defeated Cape Henlopen yards and five touchdowns scored two goals with Gwen School (Del.) 7-2 last Satur- as the Raiders improved to Allen chipping in a goal day. Dolabella scored three 5-0 and extended their winand two assists as the Pan- goals to help the Red Raid- ning streak to 18 games. thers moved to 12-3. PDS ers improve to 12-0-2. In Hun hosts Lawrenceville on was slated to host seventh- upcoming action, Penning- October 22. ——— seeded WW/P-N in the MCT ton will be competing in the quarterfinals on October 18 Mercer County Tournament Boys’ Soccer: Logan Lepwith the winner advancing to where it is seeded first and po starred in a losing cause the semis on October 20 at will host a first round con- as Hun fell 3-0 at the Hill Mercer County Community test on October 20. School (Pa.) last Saturday. ——— College. The Panthers will Senior goalie Leppo made also be starting play in the G i rl s’ S o c c e r : A ndre a 15 saves for the Raiders, who state Prep B tourney where Amaro helped trigger the moved to 5-8. In upcoming they are seeded first and will offense as Pennington rolled action, Hun will start play host a semifinal contest on past West Deptford 7-2 last in the Mercer County TourOctober 26. Saturday. Amaro tallied two nament where it is seeded






13th and will play at fourthseeded Trenton on October 20 in a first round contest. The Raiders are also slated to host Lawrenceville on October 22 in a regular season game. ——— Girls’ Soccer: Kara Borden triggered the offense as Hun edged the Hill School (Pa.) 2-1 last Saturday. Junior standout Borden tallied both goals for the Raiders, who improved to 4 - 6 -2 with the victory. Hun will be competing in the Mercer County Tournament where it is seeded 14th and will play at third-seeded Princeton Day School in a first-round matchup on October 19. The Raiders will also be hosting Lawrenceville on October 22 in a regular season game.

Ryan ’07; coach/athlete — Bill Cirullo ’66 (deceased), and teams — 1972 boys’ tennis and 1974 boys’ cross country. The induction will be held on November 19 at the Mercer Oaks Country Club, 725 Village Road West, West Windsor with cocktails and social hour from 6 to 7 p.m. and dinner and the induction ceremony to follow from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets for the evening are $55 and must be purchased prior to the event. No tickets will be sold at the door. Persons who wish to purchase a ticket or make a donation towards Friends of Princeton Athletics’ scholarship fund should contact Bob James at (609) 921-0946 or The goal of the Hall of Fame is to perpetuate the memory of those athletes, teams, coaches, and supporters who have brought distinction, honor, and excellence to athletics at PHS. St. Paul School PTA 5k Run on November 5 To date, 115 individuals and The St. Paul School PTA 16 teams have been honis holding its First Annual ored. ——— LION’S CHASE 5k Run / Walk and 1k Fun Run on Dillon Hoops League November 5 in the West Pic- Now Taking Registration nic Area of Mercer County The Princeton Recreation Park. Department is now taking Runners of all ages are in- registration for the 2016vited to run or walk to help 17 Dillon Youth Basketball raise funds to benefit St. Paul League. School in Princeton. The 1k The Dillon Youth BasketFun Run for children up to ball League is open to boys age 10 has a starting time of and girls in 4th through 9th 9 a.m. with an entrance fee grade and is entering its of $15 per child. The 5k 46th season. The program Run/Walk begins at 9:30 is a partnership between a.m. and all ages are wel- the Princeton Recreation come to participate. Depar tment and Pr ince One can register online ton University. The Dillon at League is recreational in Those who register online by nature. All players will play October 25 are guaranteed in every game regardless of a tee shirt. The entrance fee their skill level or whether is $25 per person with on- they attend the informal line registration or $30 on practice sessions. the day of the event. To register, please visit Registration on November http://register.communi5 begins at 8 a.m. The event Dillon concludes with an awards Youth Basketball is located ceremony at 11 a.m. under “2016/2017 Fall / For questions or additional Winter Youth Sports.” Reginformation, contact Michele istration is complete once Cano at mcano@spsprinc- division player limits are or (609) 921-7587 reached or November 15th, Ext.149 whichever comes first. More information can be found ——— Recreation Department online at www.princetonOffering Platform Tennis ——— The Princeton Recreation Department is offering a se- Princeton Junior Football ries of free platform tennis Recent Results refresher clinics designed In action last Sunday in for both newcomers to the the Princeton Junior Footsport, as well as veteran ball League’s (PJFL) senior players. division (ages 11-14), the The clinics will be held Theresa Café Steelers deon October 10 at noon, feated the Pure Insurance October 15 at 10 a.m., and Panthers 26-22. Will Brandt October 18 at 11 a.m. In- led the scoring for the Steelterested players can sign up ers with an interception for for more than one clinic if a touchdown and two TD runs, including one on the they desire. The clinics are free of final play to provide the marcharge, but registration is gin of victory. Michio Patafio required by contacting Vik- also had a touchdown in the ki Caines at vcaines@princ- win. For the Panthers, Nico or by phone at Cucchi connected with Jake Renda and Jack Wargo for (609) 921-9480. two touchdowns. Nico Cucchi In addition, fall /winter also contributed with a safety. platform tennis leagues are The Bai Jets beat the Majeski also forming for both men Foundation Texans 25-12. and women. For more infor- For the Jets, Marshall Bormation, contact Ms. Caines or visit ———

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The Princeton High Athletics Hall of Fame is holding the induction dinner for its 11th class of honorees. Those being cited include: athletes — John “Chauncey” Rossi ’38 (deceased) Estuardo Ramirez ’99, and John

ham threw two touchdown passes while John Reardon caught a TD pass and rushed for another. Drew Pianka ran for one touchdown and David Dorini had a touchdown reception in the win. For the Texans, Rohan Sheth threw two touchdown passes including one to Jacob RoseSeiden. The Chubb Insurance Saints edged the Petrone Associate Seahawks 19-18. Ryan Cruser scored to give the Saints an early 6-0 lead with quarterback Will Doran later connecting with Ollie Smith for two TDs. The Seahawks were led by Dylan Angelucci, who passed for three touchdowns with two to Ryan Cruser and one to Sanjay Suryanarayan. In the junior division (ages 8-10), the Princeton PBA 130 Hawkeyes topped the AIG Tarheels 31-27. Travis Petrone, Thomas Proljevka, Marvin Whitest and Corey Woodson all scored touchdowns for the Hawkeyes in the win. The Tar Heels got two rushing touchdowns from Max Majeski with Henry Crotty rushing for another. Remmick Granozio and Gabe Jacknow connected on touchdown throws to keep the Tar Heels close in the second half. The AYCO Ducks defeated the Graylyn Fighting Irish game 18-0. Jake Angelucci led the Ducks with two touchdown runs with Alex Winters adding another TD on the ground. The Narrangansett Spartans beat the Trattoria Procaccini Bulldogs 24-14. The Spartans A.J. Surace and Ellington Hinds connected for two touchdowns while John Linko scored two, one on an interception return. The Bulldogs got two touchdown passes from quarterback Ben Walden to Charlie Hogshire. In the rookie division (ages 6-7), the University Orthopaedics Black Swarm posted a 14-0 win over the University Orthopaedics GoPros with a touchdown and two interceptions by Henry Wilhelm and a Carter Price touchdown. The University Orthopaedics Black Jaguars defeated the Christine’s Hope Wizards 28-21. The Black Jaguars got touchdowns from Cole Dorsky, Colton Monica, and two by Ezra Lerman, including one off a Colton Monica touchdown pass. Har vey Smith scored two touchdowns in a losing cause for the Wizards with John Monica adding a third TD. The Christine’s Hope Dominators defeated Christine’s Hope Dragons 2114. Will Reardon scored three touchdowns for the Dominators in the victory while the Dragons got two scores from Rowan Conner.


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Michael Danielson Princeton University political scientist Michael Danielson, who helped modernize the study of local government in the United States and abroad, died September 22, 2016 in Princeton. He was 82 years old. D a n i e l s o n , t h e B .C . Forbes Professor of Public Affairs, Emeritus, and professor of politics and public affairs, emeritus, joined the Princeton faculty in 1962 and transferred to emeritus status in 2005. Born in New York City, Danielson received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rutgers University and his PhD from Princeton. From 1956 to 1959, he served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. Danielson’s scholarship focused on urban policy and planning, with a particular interest in the politics of economic development. He also served the University as chair of the department of politics and associate dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, among many other posts. Danielson’s best-known book, The Politics of Exclusion (1976), set the stage for analysis of the growing distinctions between cities and suburbs, said Paul Lewis, who earned his PhD from Princeton in 1994 and is now associate professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. “The Politics of Exclusion was a thorough examination of the problem of the ‘exclusionary zoning’ of suburbia, through which many suburbs were able to remain exclusive upper- and m iddle -income enclaves in an era when the urban poor, par ticularly racial minorities, were seeking residential opportunities outside of segregated innercity areas,” Lewis said. In all, Danielson wrote 11 books, including Home Team: Professional Sports and the American Metropolis and Profit and Politics in Paradise: The Development of Hilton Head Island. He also wrote about growth in modern Turkey, regional development in New York and urban transportation. Home Team, a critical examination of the relationship between cities and pro sports teams, helped launch a popular course Danielson taught in the latter part of his Princeton career on the political economy of sports. Danielson, whose interest in sports went beyond his

scholarship, brought famed sports announcer Howard Cosell to campus in 1992 to lecture on “Public Policy and Sports in American Life.” Former colleague Henr y Bienen, later president of Northwestern University, recalled sharing many trips with Danielson to Princeton basketball games. With Lewis, Danielson shared a love for the long-suffering New York Mets. Danielson was in high demand as an adviser for undergraduates’ senior theses, Lewis said. “For years, Mike had a highly coveted corner office on the top floor of Robertson Hall, where students could sit on a comfortable sofa and take in a scenic vista of the campus while getting detailed advice on their papers or career options — and maybe even bor row ing a book from the extensive collection in Mike’s office,” Lewis said. Danielson is survived by his wife, Linda Danielson; d au g hter, Je s s ic a Da n ielson; sons, Jeffrey and Matthew Danielson; sister, Holly Clevely; and brother, Peter Danielson. Memorial donations may be made to HomeFront or the D&R Greenway Land Trust. A memorial service was held earlier this month. Written by Michael Hotchkiss

Kathleen Elizabeth Corson Kathleen Elizabeth Corson, 26, formerly of Port Jefferson, N.Y., died Aug. 18, 2016. Born Sept. 18, 1989, in San Antonio, Texas, “Kat” was a graduate of Princeton High School in Princeton, and a lover of music, theater and the arts. The daughter of Diane Corson of Port Jefferson and the late Walter Corson, Kathleen completed the Child Development Associate Training Program at Molloy College and was hoping to pursue a professional childcare career. Kathleen adored children, especially her young nieces, Selah and Piper Heim; and nephews, Zachary and Harrison Zeller. In addition to her mother, Kathleen is survived by her sister, Lisa Heim-Zeller, of Wading River, N.Y.; her bother, Douglas Heim, of Boston, Mass.; sister-inlaw Stacy Swift of Boston; br ot h e r - i n - law G r e g or y Zeller of Shoreham, N.Y.; her nieces and nephews, of Boston and Wading River; and her beloved dog, Precious. Services were held Aug. 23 at t he Mou nt Sinai Congregational Church in Mount Sinai, N Y. Interment followed at Princeton Cemetery in Princeton. Arrangements were through the Bryant Funeral Home in Setauket,

Venkatesan Perry Venkatesan Swaminatha Perry died peacefully in his sleep at his long-time home in Princeton on Saturday, October 15. He was an accomplished researcher and scientist, a devoted and loving family man, and a kind and generous friend to the many people whose lives he touched. His ebullient personality drew out the best qualities of each person he met. He was 84 and lived a rich and varied life. As a young man, he went from studying by kerosene lamp while growing up as a teenager in rural India, to helping develop the fuel-cell system that put the first man on the moon while he was also working on his doctorate at Columbia University. Born in Govindarajapuram, a small village in Palghat, India, on April 28, 1932, he was the first child of Swaminathan and Thangammal Peruvemba. From humble beginnings in Palghat, he studied in the small local public schools and graduated with a Bachelor of Physics in 1952 from the Government Victoria College. Over the next four years, he completed his Bachelor of Engineering in metallurgy at Banaras Hindu University, where he was awarded a Gold Medal for outstanding academic achievement. He also played soccer and cricket while in school. A f ter g raduat ing f rom Banaras, he worked for a year for Hindustan Steel in Rourkela, India, and was then sent to U.S. Steel in Pittsburgh for training. Fascinated by the opportunities in the United States, he decided to stay. He continued his education, earning a Masters degree from New York University and a PhD from Columbia. Dr. Perry held several research and scientist roles over the years at Western Electr ic, G eneral Cable, and Bell Communications Research. He was a pioneer in optical fiber and fuel cell technologies, with several patents to his credit. He was also an avid skier and tennis player, and his infectious enthusiasm for both activities helped introduce many others to his two favorite sports. Family was extremely important to Dr. Perry and he was very generous in helping his relatives both in the U.S. and India. He was instrumental in bringing his three brothers to the U.S. and getting them settled in their lives. He was truly a friend to his siblings and a father figure to their children. His brothers Seshan and his wife, Lalitha; Balu and his wife, Radha; and Natarajan and his wife, Sudha; all live in the U.S. His only sister, Kamakshi, passed away in 2014.

In 1991, after a lengthy and romantic courtship, he married Elizabeth Stuyvesant Pyne in a ceremony on the island of Kauai surrounded by family. They were steadfast bridge partners and great friends, and enjoyed traveling together, with India and Brazil being two of their favorite destinations. Dr. Perry was much loved by his wife’s three sons, Russell, Lawrence, and John, to whom he quickly became a trusted friend and father figure. His stepsons will never forget how “P.V.”, as they called him as young boys, could seamlessly transition from a fellow backyard Wiffle Ball fanatic to a skilled teacher helping them master their nightly studies, particularly in math and the sciences. When his three stepsons started raising families of their own, Dr. Perry embraced the role of grandfather and was adored by his 10 grandchildren. He was a devoted husband who lovingly cared for his wife in her later years. Mrs. Perry passed away at their home in 2015 with Dr. Perry by her side. He is survived by his three brothers and their families and his three stepsons and their families. A celebration of Dr. Perry’s life will be held in the coming months in Princeton. His ashes will be scattered at his Princeton home, at his wife’s ancestral churchyard in Garrison, N.Y., and in the Ganges River in India.

Phyllis Bergquist Billington Phyllis Bergquist Billington died peacefully at the age of 88 in Los Angeles, California of congestive heart failure. Born in Chicago, Illinois to John and Gerda Bergquist, she lived most of her adult life in Princeton, before moving to California in 2013. Phyllis was the beloved wife for 65 years of David P. Billington ; the loving mother of David, Jr.; Elizabeth (Donald); Jane (Johnson); Philip (Ninik), Stephen (Miriam); and Sarah (Peter); and the proud grandmother of Zoë, Timothy, Susannah, Lucy, Francesca, Rachel, Roy, Daisy, Anna, Clara, and Bram. She was also dearly loved by many inlaws, cousins, nieces, and nephews from the Bergquist and Billington families, and friends from childhood on. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, and by her brothers Howard and Roy, and her sisters Beatrice and Janet. Phyllis was a musician all her life. She began playing the piano at an early age, studying first with Theodora Sturkow Ryder. She was the outstanding graduate of Chicago’s Nicholas Senn High School in winter 1945, elected to the National Honor Society and the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper.

Majoring in philosophy and music, she graduated from Nor t hwester n Universit y in 1949, Phi Beta Kappa, and outstanding graduate of the College of Liberal Arts. Phyllis wrote for many Northwestern publications, and she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. While still in college, she began modeling, appearing in local and national publications, and winning the 1948 New York Heart Fund Dream Girl competition. Af ter graduation she moved to New York City to study piano with Dora Zaslavsky at the Manhattan School of Music. She also continued modeling, with the John Robert Powers Agency, and graced the covers of McCall’s, Colliers, Look Magazine, The Ladies Home Jour nal, and The American Magazine, among others. In 1950 Phyllis received a Fulbright Scholarship to study both piano and harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium. Fellow Fulbright Scholar David fell in love with Phyllis at first sight, and they were married in Chicago in 1951. Before settling in New Jersey, Phyllis and David spent their first year of marriage in Ghent, Belgium, continuing their piano and engineering studies. They lived in Glen Ridge, New Jersey from 1952 to 1960. Phyllis’s life in Princeton was filled with music and her six children. She co-founded the University League Piano Group and was an active member of the Music Club of Princeton. She appeared in recital at Princeton University for the Friends of Music, in concerts at the Trenton State Museum, and overseas in performances in Belgium and Switzerland. Her “Illustrated Performances,” lecture recitals on classical composers, took her to audiences in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. She shared her passion for piano music, her sensitivity, and her scholarship with the Princeton Adult School, college concert series, libraries, retirement communities, community groups, and fellow music lovers, including her family. Her piano studio nurtured countless children and adults for over 60 years, introducing them to the expressive power and emotional fulfillment of music; and she was deeply enriched by continuing her own studies with Karl Ulrich Schnabel in New York City from 1977 to 2001.

Phyllis appreciated the many opportunities she and David had to travel, especially in Europe — opportunities to gather material and background for her lecture recitals, to meet cousins in Sweden, to visit with old friends, to experience other cultures and histories. She shared her memor ies of these trips, of her early life, of her family life and ancestry, and of her experience as a piano teacher and student herself in written memoirs, detailed photo albums, and scrapbooks. Although music was the guiding force in her interior life, she cherished her training in philosophy. “I never could have gotten through life without it,” she wrote. “Philosophy taught me to analyze, to see what was important, to keep my mind open but not be afraid of convictions.” Among the last words she spoke testify to her conviction that music was the expression of the love and emotion in her life: listening to a beloved Schubert sonata, she said, “pour your heart into it!” Phyllis was a devoted member of Christ Episcopal Church, Glen Ridge, and Trinity Church, Princeton. A s e r v i c e i n Phyl l i s’s memory will be held at Trinity Church on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 2 p.m., followed by a reception in the Trinity Church Hall. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 and to the Music Club of Princeton Scholarship Fund, c/o J. Rogers Woolston, 229 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 085403459. Continued on Next Page

Memorial Service Hugh “Tony” Cline A celebration of the life of Hugh “Tony” Cline who died on July 4, 2016, will be held Saturday, October 29th at 11 a.m. at the Princeton University Chapel. Friends and family are cordially invited to attend. A reception will follow the service at Prospect House at Princeton University. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Girard College Foundation at 2101 S. College Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, or an educational program that promotes academic advancement for underprivileged children in your community.

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Patricia Ann Connors Patricia Ann Connors died peacefully in her sleep on September 13, 2016. She was an early feminist, an adventurous traveler, an elegant dresser, a fabulous cook, a tireless advocate for social justice, and a generous and patient mother, who taught her three children the importance of a robust sense of humor to meet life’s absurdities. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Born in New York City in 1933, Patricia, or Pat as she was known, was a both a product of her age and also demonstrated a fierce resistance to the norms that circumscribed women’s lives. Pat was a nationally ranked tennis player in her youth, and played in the U.S. Tennis Championships at Forest Hills at a teenager. Instead of continuing her tennis career, Pat attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where, her children were recently surprised to learn,

she had also been the president of her sorority. She was that kind of girl. Upon graduation, she received her first professional job as a reporter for the Newark News, where she was assigned the “Society News” and “Women’s” column — because, this being the 1940s, those were the only jobs open to highly educated female journalists. Her children suspect this was the origin of her lifelong commitment to the women’s equal rights movement. At her next job, at the New York World Telegram and Sun, she covered politics — an interest she cultivated in both her professional and personal life. She met and married her future ex-husband while working on the paper, and moved to Philadelphia, put her husband through medical school, started a family, all while commuting to Manhattan to work as a senior researcher for the New York State Democratic Committee. Throughout the 1970s and 80s, Pat combined her personal commitment to social justice as an early campaigner for the Equal Rights Amendment (she remembers the state of Florida as being particularly unreceptive to the idea) and in Princeton, where she relocated with her family in 1975. She later became an active member of the Princeton Women’s Action Group, with whom she made several trips to Nicaragua and Cuba in the 1980s. Pat earned an MA in organizational psycholog y from Columbia University and then returned to

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graduate school to receive a PhD in clinical psychology in her mid-60s. Ms. Connors worked as a psychologist for death row inmates at Trenton State Prison, and also had a private practice in Princeton, until she retired in 2013. She is sur vived by her children, Caroline Cleaves of Princeton; Christopher Cleaves of Fairfax Station, Virginia; and Henderson James Cleaves of Washington, D.C.; her grandchildren, Sam and Ava Tabeart, Fiona, and Liam Cleaves, and Annika Cleaves. Her family warmly invites all those who knew her and loved her to a memorial service at Murray Dodge Hall on Saturday, November 5 at noon to 2 p.m.

Lucien Davis Yokana Lucien Davis Yokana, 89, of Princeton, New Jersey and Biddeford Pool, Maine died peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday, September 29, 2016 in Princeton. Lucien graduated from Princeton University in 1948 with a BSE in engineering. In 1949, he married Anne D. Guthrie at Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton, and they raised five children and lived happily until her death in 2012. Lucien’s career star ted at Johnson & Johnson and Hartig Machine. In 1959, he founded Sterling E xtruder Corporation, which became one of the largest and most innovative plastics companies in the industry. Sterling merged with Baker Perkins in 1986. After the merger, Lucien retained the Davis Electric division (later Merritt Davis) where he was chairman until the company was sold in 2005. He was a pioneer and a respected leader in the plastics industry, held numerous related patents, and set a precedent that still stands today regarding trade secrets in a case that was heard by the United States Supreme Court. He continued to serve on numerous boards and consult in the plastics field up until his final days. He w as a m e mb er of Trinity Episcopal Church for nearly 70 years and served as Senior Warden of St. Martin’s in the Field

Memorial Service Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen, passed away on June 12, 2016. Her friends are invited to a service in her remembrance on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Princeton University Chapel. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to her favorite environmental charities — the Audubon Society, the Wilderness Society, or the Environmental Defense Fund.

Episcopal Church, a summer chapel at Biddeford Pool, Maine. He was a member of Bedens Brook Club, Pretty Brook Tennis Club, the Nassau Club, the Mill Reef Club in Antigua, and the Princeton Club of N.Y. In addition, Lucien was a member and past president of the Abenakee Club and the Pool Beach Association in Biddeford Pool. Lucien loved music and a fine cocktail with friends. He will be remembered as a consummate and gracious gentleman with a quick wit, outstanding sense of humor, and uncanny ability to tell a remarkably good joke. Lucien will also be remembered for his unparalleled devotion to his wife, family, friends, and the Princeton Class of 1948 where he served as a class officer. He participated in Princeton reunions and the P-rade every year from 1948 through 2016. He is sur v ived by h is brother Andre Yokana; two sons, Alexander D. Guthrie and Lucien S.Y. Guthrie ; three daughters, Ariane G. Peixoto, Isabelle G. Yokana and Alice G. Barfield; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church.

Matthew J. Glinka Matthew J. Glinka, 99, died on October 13, 2016, in Burlington, Mass., just four months shy of his 100th birthday. Born in Greenwich, Conn. to Polish immigrant parents, Matty was a longtime resident of Princeton where he managed the University Cottage Club for 30 years. Loving husband of the late Elizabeth Nason Glinka for 41 years. Survived by four daughters, Elaine Glinka of Mesa, Ariz.; Charlotte Glinka, of Boston, Mass.; Diane Glinka of Dunstable, Mass.; and Sarah Glinka E nd icot t of A n n A rb or,

Mich.; and their families. Also survived by six grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Matty was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army with the invasionary forces at Normandy and in the European Theatre. He courageously battled polio in his 30‘s and never needed a wheelchair until his late 90‘s. One of his biggest joys was staying in touch with countless C ot t a g e C l u b m e m b e r s throughout the years. Matty enjoyed deep-sea fishing, refurbishing antique trunks, recounting his military experiences, and telling a good joke. In lieu of f lowers, friends may wish to contribute in Matty’s memory to a veterans’ organization or charity of their choice. Condolences at Services will be private.

Stuart Allen Altmann Stuart Allen Altmann, age 86, passed away in Princeton, New Jersey on October 13, 2016 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in Los Angeles, California. He was both a scientist and an artist, working as a field biologist for his professional life and pursuing ceramics expertly as an avocation. He earned degrees from UCLA and Harvard University, launching his lifelong studies of primate behavior. W hat set Altmann apar t from his peers was his ability to frame problems conceptually, use mathematical models to make strong predictions, and then draw on his natural history insights and systematic observations to test them. In the summer of 1958, he met his future wife Jeanne when they were both working for the NIH, and they married in 1959. He was a professor at the University of Alberta, Yerkes National P r i m ate Re s e a r ch C e n ter, University of Chicago, and Princeton University.

In 1963–1964, Stuart and Jeanne Altmann made their first trip to Amboseli, Kenya, to study the baboons that would later become the subject of one of the world’s best-known long-term field studies of primates. Stuart and Jeanne were fortunate to spend decades working together in a rich, intellectual partnership. Stuart approached his avocations with a passion and an attention to detail. He got equal pleasure from designing a home as from baking muffins to share with family and friends. He started an apple orchard on the family property in West Virginia, chronicling the taste and productivity of dozens of varieties and making gallons of cider. Stuart’s aesthetic sense was strong and true, imbuing all his artistic pursuits with grace and style. Throughout his life Stuart loved sculpture and ceramics. He insisted that art be functional and yet also cared deeply about the aesthetics of design and form. He loved throwing pots and continually honed his skills and learned new techniques. With his camera and artistic eye, he captured beautiful moments in the lives of each of his grandchildren, whom he enjoyed immensely. Listening to music and singing brought Stuart great pleasure, even in his last days. He loved a wide range of music from Bach to Coltrane, the deep melodious voice of Paul Robeson, and the drums of West Africa. He was a captivating storyteller — stories of his adventures in the woods and travels around the world, and beloved bedtime stories for his children and grandchildren. He will be sadly and deeply missed by Jeanne, his wife of 57 years; his son Michael Altmann of Minneapolis, Minnesota ; his daughter Rachel Altmann of Portland, Oregon; grandchildren Elliot, Alice, and Benjamin; sister Ruth Nebron of Van Nuys, California; sister-inlaw Grace Lynch and brother-in-law Tom Lynch of Rock Cave West Virginia; and many friends, co-workers, and associates. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 20th in the Atrium at Guyot Hall, Princeton University. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Fanconia Anemia Research Fund (http:// or the Penland School of Crafts (




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European High Quality House Cleaning. Great Experience & Good References. Free Estimates. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Reasonable Prices. Call Elvira (609) 695-6441 or (609) 213-9997. 10-05-12t

CARPENTRY: General Contracting in Princeton area since 1972. No job too small. Licensed and insured. Call Julius Sesztak (609) 466-0732. tf


Aiken Avenue One of the nicest streets in Princeton/near park 2/3 BR; 2 Baths; LR; DR; Kitchen w/ breakfast nook; Porch; Full Basement; Nice Yard/ Parking Riverside School District Walk to everything!

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With references, available in the Princeton area. (609) 216-5000

For houses, apartments, offices, daycare, banks, schools & much more. Has good English, own transportation. 20 years of experience. Cleaning license. References. Please call (609) 751-2188 or (609) 610-2485.

tf HOME IMPROVEMENT: Small & large construction jobs including custom carpentry, tile work, flooring, masonry, sidewalks & patios w/pavers, handyman items & decks. References, licensed & insured. Immediate response, (609) 613-0197. 10-19 SWIMMING POOL CLOSINGS: • Closing • Safety Covers • Service • Rebuilds • Vinyl • Concrete • Removals. Since 1955. (908) 3593000. 10-12-8t PERSONAL ASSISTANT AVAILABLE: Highly educated woman expertise in wellness, fitness, research, gardening, dogs. Not a health aide but very kind and empathic. References. (609) 921-7244. 10-12-3t



FOR SALE IN PRINCETON: Best area. Large beautiful home, famous architect, great trees. Two lots. 50’ pool. Steinway Grand. Reduced 1.375M. Contact agent Alison Covello, (609) 462-0686. 10-05-4t

09-07-25t FIREWOOD FOR SALE: Cut & split, seasoned, delivered & dumped when you are home. Normal size 14”-18”. $200 delivered & dumped. (908) 359-3000. 10-12-8t TIRED OF AN OFFICE PARK? Office space available in historic building overlooking Carnegie Lake. Princeton address. Furnished or unfurnished. Newly renovated. Free parking. Conference room, kitchenette, receptionist included. Friendly, professional atmosphere. Contact Liz: (609) 514-0514; 09-07-26t HOUSECLEANING: Experienced, English speaking, great references, reliable with own transportation. Weekly & bi-weekly cleaning. Green cleaning available. Susan, (732) 8733168. 10-12-8t

LAWN MAINTENANCE: Prune shrubs, mulch, cut grass, weed, leaf clean up and removal. Call (609) 9541810. 09-07-13t KARINA’S HOUSECLEANING: Full service inside. Honest and reliable lady with references. Available week days. Call for estimate. (609) 858-8259. 10-05-4t FIREWOOD: Small easy to handle pieces from farm in Lawrenceville. Seasoned mixed hardwoods delivered locally & stacked for you. 100 pieces @ $90. Call (609) 468-1943. 10-19-2t EDITOR/WRITER: Freelance proofreader, editor, writer, administrative assistant, researcher available to help businesses and individuals with your projects. Correspondence, reports, articles, novels, biography, memoir, etc. Call (609) 649-2359. 10-19-3t 6 BEDROOM RUSTIC HOME: 10 minutes north of Princeton, in the small village of Blawenburg, Skillman, $3390 discounted monthly rent. Details: http://princetonrentals. or (609) 333-6932. 10-12-6t TOWN TOPICS CLASSIFIEDS GETS TOP RESULTS! Whether it’s selling furniture, finding a lost pet, or having a garage sale, TOWN TOPICS is the way to go! We deliver to ALL of Princeton as well as surrounding areas, so your ad is sure to be read. Call (609) 924-2200 ext. 10 for more details.

SUPERIOR HANDYMAN SERVICES: Experienced in all residential home repairs. Free Estimate/References/ Insured. (908) 966-0662 or www. 09-21/12-07 MUSIC LESSONS: Voice, piano, guitar, drums, trumpet, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, saxophone, banjo, mandolin, uke & more. One-on-one. $32/ half hour. Ongoing music camps. CALL TODAY! FARRINGTON’S MUSIC, Montgomery (609) 9248282; West Windsor (609) 897-0032, 07-13-17 I BUY ALL KINDS of Old or Pretty Things: China, glass, silver, pottery, costume jewelry, evening bags, fancy linens, paintings, small furniture, etc. Local woman buyer. (609) 9217469. 08-17-17 BUYING: Antiques, paintings, Oriental rugs, coins, clocks, furniture, old toys, military, books, cameras, silver, costume & fine jewelry. Guitars & musical instruments. I buy single items to entire estates. Free appraisals. (609) 306-0613. 08-10-17 JOES LANDSCAPING INC. OF PRINCETON Property Maintenance and Specialty Jobs Commercial/Residential Over 30 Years of Experience •Fully Insured •Free Consultations Email: joeslandscapingprinceton@ Text (only) (609) 638-6846 Office (609) 216-7936 Princeton References •Green Company HIC #13VH07549500 05-04-17 HOME REPAIR SPECIALIST:


not far from Princeton in the Princeton Walk enclave - 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and basketball courts, fitness room, clubhouse, walking and bike paths. South Brunswick Township with a Princeton address – marvelous in every way. $498,000 Virtual Tour:

STORAGE SPACE: 194 Nassau St. 1227 sq. ft. Clean, dry, secure space. Please call (609) 921-6060 for details. 06-10-tf AWARD WINNING SLIPCOVERS Custom fitted in your home. Pillows, cushions, table linens, window treatments, and bedding. Fabrics and hardware. Fran Fox (609) 577-6654 04-06-17 FALL CLEAN UP! Seeding, mulching, trimming, weeding, lawn mowing, planting & much more. Please call (609) 637-0550. 03-30-17

WE BUY CARS Belle Mead Garage (908) 359-8131 tf

ESTATE LIQUIDATION SERVICE: I will clean out attics, basements, garages & houses. Single items to entire estates. No job too big or small. In business over 35 years, serving all of Mercer County. Call (609) 306-0613. 08-10-17

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NEED SOMETHING DONE? General contractor. Seminary Degree, 18 years experience in Princeton. Bath renovations, decks, tile, window/door installations, masonry, carpentry & painting. Licensed & insured. References available. (609) 477-9261.

Interior/exterior repairs, carpentry, trim, rotted wood, power washing, painting, deck work, sheet rock/ spackle, gutter & roofing repairs. Punch list is my specialty. 40 years experience. Licensed & insured. Call Creative Woodcraft (609) 586-2130 06-22-17 PRINCETON OFFICE/ RETAIL FOR LEASE: 220 Alexander Road. Approx. 1,000 SF, High Profile Location, On Site Parking. $2,500 includes all utilities. Weinberg Management, (609) 9248535. 04-27-tf

NASSAU STREET: Small Office Suites with parking. 390 sq. ft; 1467 sq. ft. Please call (609) 921-6060 for details. 06-10-tf WHAT’S A GREAT GIFT FOR A FORMER PRINCETONIAN? A Gift Subscription! We have prices for 1 or 2 years -call (609)924-2200x10 to get more info! tf MOVING? TOO MUCH STUFF IN YOUR BASEMENT? Sell with a TOWN TOPICS classified ad! Call (609) 924-2200 ext 10 DEADLINE: Tues before 12 noon tf MOVING SALE: 20 Foxcroft Drive, Princeton. Saturday & Sunday October 22 & 23, 9-5. Antique mid-century modern. Louis XVI French living room, French rifle, Singer console sewing machine, porcelain china 123 pieces, 3-piece elegant bar, bible, miniature collection, 2-piece wooden tv furniture, art paintings, lithographers, clocks, 2 wooden elegant bookcases, desks, tables, bamboo terrace furniture, household, bicycles, treadmill, decorative items...No early birds & cash only. No refunds. 10-19 PRINCETON MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE: Saturday October 22nd 9-1; Raindate Sunday October 23rd. Ober Road. Children’s clothing & toys, bridal decor, small furniture, costume jewelry, clothes, books, decorative accessories, household items. 10-19 MOVING SALE: Lenox Holiday Pattern, 43 pieces china $300. Lenox Monroe Pattern, 47 pieces china $300. Extra side dishes, wine glasses, water goblets available. (609) 737-9039. 10-19 DESIGNERS DOWNSIZING SALE: Do not miss two designers’ treasure trove at an exquisite home. Mid-Century Modern: Danish teak leather lounge chairs, Brass/glass bar cart, Teak expandable dining table, Lucite chandelier, Disk chandelier. Quality Antique/Designer/Custom: French marble side table, French lounge chairs, Mahogany inlaid library table, Campaign wall shelf, Flemish style tapestry, Korean chest, Many side tables, Lamps. Two traditional dining tables, Two sets of 6 chairs; Mirrors, 93-piece Limoges China, Listed Artists’ paintings, Decorative items, Rugs. View full details at EstateSales. NET: https://www.EstateSales.NET/ NJ/Princeton/08540/1348665. Friday & Saturday October 21 & 22, 10-3, 220 Arreton Road. 10-19




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YARD SALE: Saturday, October 22nd from 9am-1pm. 215 Clover Lane., Princeton. A little bit of everything! Some lovely size small women’s jackets & tops. 10-19

HOMEOWNER'S INSURANCE: DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH? Homeowner’s insurance is your safety net in case of unexpected accidents, natural disasters and other losses. Basic homeowner’s policies provide just what the name implies - basic coverage, including losses related to some natural disasters like fire, wind and hail, theft, personal property damage or loss, and losses that occur as a result of injuries that occur on your property. But as great as basic homeowner’s coverage can be, it still usually does not offer enough coverage for most homeowners’ needs. Here are three types of additional coverage you might want to consider: - Flood damage - even if your home isn’t near a stream, lake or other body of water - Additional coverage (or “riders”) for valuables like jewelry, antiques, artwork or firearms items which typically are not fully covered by basic policies - Umbrella coverage, additional broad coverage that has a much higher limit than basic policies and can provide vital protection especially in the event of an accident or injury on your property If you have a home business, you also probably need additional insurance. The good news is, additional coverage can be surprisingly affordable. If you haven’t reviewed your policy lately, make it a priority - it takes just a few minutes and it can make a huge difference in your financial security.

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ROCkY HILL 1 DAY MOVING SALE: Saturday October 22nd, 9:30-3. LR, DR table & 8 chairs, sideboard, breakfront, crystal, Spode Christmas china, rooster plates, large amount of costume & sterling jewelry, collectible stamps, nice accessories, lamps, side tables, clothing, country hutch, white BR furniture, outdoor furniture & planters. All priced for 1 day sale. Photos can be seen on estatesales. net, MG Estate Services. 19 Cleveland Circle, Skillman (Rocky Hill). 10-19 QUALITY GARAGE SALE: Handbags, kitchenware, books & lots more! 24 Broadripple Drive, Princeton. Saturday October 22nd, 9-2. Raindate Sunday October 23rd. 10-19 YARD SALE: Saturday, October 22, starting 8 am. 25 & 27 MacLean Street, (between Witherspoon & John). Computer equipment, stereos, designer handbags, bikes, books, clothes, toys, furniture, vinyl record albums, CDs, collectible “Gone with the Wind” Barbie doll, Murano glass, Lenox, Hummel, Zuni Indian collectibles, 3’x2’ marble slab. 10-19 GARAGE SALE: Downsizing sale. Housewares, yard tools, Pottery Barn bed & much more! 1026 Stuart Road (between Great Rd & Cherry Hill), Princeton. Saturday October 22 from 9am-2pm. No early birds. 10-19 YARD SALE: 255 South Harrison Street. Saturday October 22nd, 9-2. Household & kitchen items; furnishings; many children’s things; electronics; cookbooks; jewelry; MUCH more! No early birds or parking in driveway please! 10-19 FOR SALE: Wing chair; bedroom set with inlay from Italy; DR set; French Provincial oak table; (2) pole lights 18”x36”; Iron fountain; other items for sale. All items can be seen at; (609) 466-0732. 10-19 FOR SALE: Twin bed, bureau, shelving unit, all in good condition. Other items for sale. (609) 737-6967; (609) 216-6257. 10-19 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOUSE FOR LEASE: Small garage cottage for rent. Walkable to P.U., Princeton Shopping Ctr. Clean, very well maintained dwelling. $2,250/mo. plus utilities. Call Lance at (609) 306-2304 or email 10-12-2t SEEkING PRIVATE CHAUFFEUR POSITION: 35 years experience. Available anytime & any day. References available upon request. Please call Martin (609) 586-2198. 10-19

Employment Opportunities in the Princeton Area WANTEDCHILDCARE HELPER:


Need a helper during weekdays for an 11-month old child. General duties include: watching child, laundry/ dishes & minor cleaning. Can be flexible on hours & days/week. (713) 367-2871. 10-19-4t

We are looking for warm, nurturing, energetic, reliable & responsible individuals to work in a team teaching situation. Under the supervision of our classroom staff, the substitute cares for children ranging from 3 month-to almost 5 years. This is an “on call” position with variable hours 8:306:00 pm. Experience working with young children. AA degree or more a plus. Please no phone calls-email resume to 10-12-3t

ACCOUNTING TUTOR NEEDED: Looking for Accounting Tutor to help college sophomore with beginners level Accounting at our home located in Princeton. Flexible schedule, 4-6 hrs per week. College students welcome. Call (609) 924-5462. 10-12-2t


EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton is hiring an external communications specialist to help us share the message & programs of our congregation in the broader community. 10 hours/wk. position, flexible hours. Send resume to hr@ 10-19-3t

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OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY OCTOBER 23 FROM 2:00 TO 4:00 54 WESTERLY ROAD, PRINCETON On a beautiful piece of property in a great Princeton neighborhood, this spacious house offers 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. The first floor has Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Family Room, master bedroom, plus 2 other bedrooms. The second floor has a bedroom, bath and sitting room. It is enhanced by wood floors, walk-out basement and two-car garage. $824,000

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PRINCETON, One of the largest homes in Ettl Farm has five bedrooms, five fulland two-half bathrooms with conservatory, kitchen with island, dining room, family room with fireplace, living room, master bedroom with fireplace, in-ground pool, deck, two offices and finished basement. Additional features include marble, tile and wood floors, a first-floor laundry room, pantry and high ceilings, plus many upgrades throughout. $1,668,000 Beatrice Bloom 609-577-2989 (cell)

NEW LISTING MONTGOMERY TWP., This home offers wd flrs, updtd kit., newer HVAC, windows & master BA, wood-burning FP, built-in garage and rear paver patio w/ garden. $335,000

LOCATED ON OVER AN ACRE IN LITTLEBROOK PRINCETON, This 4 BR, 3 full BA bi-level home is located at end of a cul-de-sac in Littlebrook section, has 2-car attached garage & is close to downtown. $719,000

Denise Varga 609-439-3605 (cell)

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PRINCETON, This home has an enclosed porch that is the width of the house, kit. w/ cstm cabs., marble herringbone backsplash, quartz counters, high-end applcs. & island. $1,295,000

WEST WINDSOR, This prestigious, east-facing, 3,000 sq ft Toll Brother’s Colonial in Windsor Hunt w/ beautiful hardwood flooring & 1,000 sq ft finished basement is waiting for you. $865,000

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LITTLE SILVER, NEW JERSEY 1.4 waterfront acres! Stunning home on the Shrewsbury River with 7600+ SF living space and well-appointed floor plan. With 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, 4 fireplaces, stone terrace, dock plus many gorgeous LITTLE SILVER, NEW JERSEY $2,595,000 details throughout. 1.4 waterfront acres! Stunning home on the Shrewsbury RiverSales with 7600+ SF living space and Sarah Pomphrey, Associate well-appointed floor plan. With 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, 732-842-3200 4 fireplaces, stone terrace, dock plus many gorgeous LITTLE SILVER, NEW JERSEY details throughout. $2,595,000 LITTLE SILVER, NEW JERSEY home on the 1.4 waterfront acres! Stunning 1 .4 waterfront acres! Stunning home onspace the and Shrewsbury River with 7600+ SF living Sarah Pomphrey, Sales Associate Shrewsbury River with 7600+ living space6.5 and well-appointed floor plan. WithSF 6 bedrooms, baths, 732-842-3200 floor plan. With 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, well-appointed 4 fireplaces, stone terrace, dock plus many gorgeous 4 fireplaces, stone terrace, dock plus many gorgeous details throughout. $2,595,000 details throughout. $2,595,000 Sarah Pomphrey, Sales Associate Sarah Pomphrey, Sales Associate 732-842-3200 732-842-3200

WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY Stunning Nantucket Circa 1904 Dutch Colonial located in Westfield's historic Stoneleigh Park! An exceptional residence nestled on a sprawling professionally manicured .89 acre lot on a scenic, idyllic street. WESTFIELD, $1,950,000 NEW JERSEY Stunning Nantucket Circa 1904 Dutch Colonial located in Westfield's historic Jayne Bernstein, SalesStoneleigh AssociatePark! An exceptional residence nestled on a sprawling professionally 908-233-5555 manicured .89 acre lot on a scenic, idyllic street. WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY $1,950,000 NEW JERSEY WESTFIELD, Stunning Nantucket Circa 1904 Dutch Colonial located Stunning Nantucket 1904 Dutch located in Westfield's historicCirca Stoneleigh Park!Colonial An exceptional Jayne Bernstein, SalesStoneleigh Associate in Westfield's historic An exceptional residence nestled on a sprawling Park! professionally 908-233-5555 residence sprawling professionally manicurednestled .89 acreonlota on a scenic, idyllic street. manicured .89 acre lot on a scenic, idyllic street. $1,950,000 $1,950,000 Jayne Bernstein, Sales Associate Jayne Bernstein, Sales Associate 908-233-5555 908-233-5555

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