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Iran Entanglements Ignite Two Rallies, In Town and at P.U.
American politics continues to interweave and often clash with Iranian politics, and last week those entanglements precipitated two rallies in Princeton. The first took place in Hinds Plaza on Wednesday to protest against President Trump’s announcement that the United States would be withdrawing from the nuclear agreement with Iran; and the second was held on Friday evening at Princeton University outside Frist Campus Center to show support and solidarity for Xiyue Wang, a Princeton graduate student who has been imprisoned in Iran for almost two years. Only one day after Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, about 70 people gathered for an emergency protest rally organized by the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA), calling on the president and/ or Congress to reverse that decision. CFPA Executive Director Bob Moore described Trump’s decision as “outrageous, deeply disappointing, totally wrong-headed.” He continued, “Yes, we have concerns about Iran’s behavior, but we have to engage and resolve our problems through diplomacy — diplomacy not war. We can still salvage this agreement, but we may be on a track now that leads to military confrontation.” Other speakers included Princeton University physicist Rob Goldston, an expert on the Iran nuclear agreement; Iranian-American physician Ahmad Farzad; Frank von Hippel, professor emeritus of public and international affairs at Princeton University and former assistant director of the White House Science Advisor’s office; Mark Pepper, CFPA treasurer; and Niki VanAller, CFPA assistant director. “Trump said some things to us, most of which were lies,” Goldston said. Pointing out “falsehoods” “alternate facts,” and “misleading statements” in Trump’s rationale for reneging on the agreement, Goldston argued that Iran had not been the perpetrator of terrorist attacks on the U.S. in the past 20 years; that Iran had essentially stopped its nuclear program in 2003, and all Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s evidence to the contrary came from before 2003; and that the U.S. needs to continue working with its international partners — the European Union, Russia, and China, who have remained in the agreement. Continued on Page 10
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James Floyd, Former Mayor, Dies at 96 James Floyd, Princeton’s first African American mayor and longtime civil servant, died Monday morning. A community activist who worked tirelessly to promote civil rights, he was a mentor to many and a familiar figure to anyone involved in local politics. He was instrumental in getting the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood designated a historic district. “Jim Floyd was a change agent,” said Princeton Councilman Lance Liverman, who grew up in Princeton and knew Floyd nearly his whole life. “This is my definition of someone who truly has changed the direction or path others may have gone. Jim was a mover and shaker in the area of affordable housing in Princeton. This was his passion.” Mayor Liz Lempert said of Floyd, “Princeton lost a giant. Jim was a barrierbreaker who helped build a better, more inclusive Princeton. He was a ferocious advocate, especially for affordable housing and for youth, and he leaves behind a lasting legacy.” Born in Trenton in 1922, Floyd was a graduate of Trenton Central High School and West Virginia State College, where
he majored in art and political science. He worked for Stokes Molded Products in Trenton, which was later purchased by Electric Storage Battery Company, from which Floyd retired as vice president of personnel. Floyd moved to Princeton in 1946 after marrying Fannie Reeves, and the couple lived on Quarry Street in the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood. They had two sons, James Jr. and Michael. Fannie Reeves Floyd died in 2008. Floyd was an active member of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, where he served on several committees with local historian Shirley Satterfield. “He married into a family very close to mine, so I knew him forever,” she said. “Next to Paul Robeson and Albert Hinds, he did more for this community than anyone. Whether he was mayor, head of a committee, or speaking on behalf of Witherspoon-Jackson becoming a historic district, he gave so much. I always say Paul Robeson was our native son, Mr. Hinds was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things, and Jim was a man for all seasons.” In addition to serving as mayor of the
PILLAR OF THE COMMUNITY: James Floyd’s influence on Princeton, especially the Witherspoon-Jackson district, touched many over several decades.
former Princeton Township in 1971, Floyd also served on the Planning Board, the former Borough Zoning Board of Adjustment, and in other capacities. “He was instrumental in the 1950s for fair housing,” Satterfield said. “He worked very closely with our minister and the minister at Nassau Presbyterian Church to get the housing on Glenview Drive.” Princeton native and housing advocate Leighton Newlin considered Floyd a mentor. “I have known him my whole life and he was a great influence on me,” Newlin said. “My father was my first influence, and later in my life an even greater mentor was Jim Floyd. I just enjoyed sitting Continued on Page 8
DACA Clash May Go to Supreme Court; Locals Welcome Aid for Dreamers
Last week Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation into law that will grant access to state aid at public and private colleges and universities for New Jersey DREAMers. Qualified students will be permitted to apply for aid starting in the fall 2018 semester, making New Jersey the 10th state in the country to offer state financial aid to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and undocumented students. “When policies at the federal level have purposely and systematically excluded immigrants in our communities, New Jersey stands up,” said Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund Executive Director Adriana Abizadeh. “Our state legislature is showing the country that immigrants are valued in our state. Access to statewide tuition assistance is a huge win that will lead to the development of new leaders, diverse representation, and increased GDP. This win is not only for immigrants. This win is for all New Jerseyans.” This welcomed news from Trenton for immigrant youth comes amidst ongoing debate and continued lack of resolution nationally on immigration law and the fate of the DACA program. The Trump administration decision last September to phase out DACA caused widespread protests, much conflict, and unproductive efforts by Congress to salvage it. Federal judges in California, New York, and the District of Columbia have ruled that the Trump administration must continue DACA, which was created in 2012 and has provided work permits and Continued on Page 12
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Last year, 35 children attended the week-long camp. This year, 50 are enrolled. That means more money is needed. The organization is “100 percent donation based,” said Dong. “And everyone involved is a volunteer.” According to the Camp Kesem website, some 4,500 Foster socioeconomic college students are involved diversity. with 105 chapters in 40 states. “We work with the Maintain neighborhood parents as well, providing year-round support,” Dong character. UNE TH said of the Princeton chapter. “This is a very niche Increase infrastructure population for a camp. The investment. kids could have lost a parent, or have a parent who is Visit www.pironeforcouncil.com going through cancer. The whole idea of camp is that “It was essentially a snap- this is sort of an oasis. This Continued on Next Page shot of a day at camp, and like camp this summer, it was space-themed,” Dong said of the event which included a “zero-gravity” moon bounce, build-yourown space station, astronaut suit fashion show, and COLD SOIL ROAD TRENTON FARMERS MKT face painting. “We finished SPRUCE STREET PRINCETON, NJ 08540 off the event with the traditional Closing Circle, where everyone gets together in a circle and sings the Camp Kesem song. The kids build incredible friendships over camp in the summer but often don’t get the chance to see one another afterward, so Friends and Family Day primarily functions as a day to bring together old and new friends.” This was the first time the Princeton chapter held the twice-a-semester event on the campus. “We wanted to open it up to students who might want to join,” Dong said. This year’s camp is August 19-24, at Johnsonburg Camp and Retreat Center in Warren County. The kids will live in cabins and spend their days rock-climbing, canoeing, doing arts and crafts, and other traditional camp activities. But there is time set aside for them to express their feelings. “It’s not jus t f u n and games, though that is the focus,” said Dong. “There is a special day during the week where kids can share their experiences. It can get pretty sad. Even the counselors have a hard time holding back the tears. But this is an opportunity for Open Daily 9-6 pm the kids to be confident in their life experiences and Wine Tasting Room Open Fri. - Sun. 12-5 to share them, while realiz609-924-2310 • www.terhuneorchards.com ing they don’t have to be in pain. They can still have fun and be a kid.”
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around, not so much talking, but listening to him. He gave me great insight into what a difference one man can make in the lives of others and in the town in which he lives.” Newlin said Floyd w ill be missed by people of all ages. “His influence was generational. He held court
in many ways, and he kept minorities abreast of current events and the political landscape, even at times when we ourselves weren’t paying attention,” he said. “It will be very difficult, if at all possible, to replace him.” Architect and developer J. Robert Hillier [a Town Topics shareholder] called Floyd “an absolute pillar of the African American community.
He was a character because of his forthrightness,” Hillier said. “He was a natural leader. He had a good life, and I’m glad he did. He was a good friend.” A full obituary for James Floyd will appear in Town Topics when it becomes available. —Anne Levin
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“We can strengthen the non-proliferation treaty,” Goldston added. “We’re allowing Iran to put a wedge between us and our closest allies. This is no way to create a team to work on the Iran deal.” Goldston went on to urge the audience to “put pressure on Congress to fight
back on this decision” and “to go out and vote for someone who will not support this kind of activity.” Von Hippel noted that even t hough Tr ump has claimed he wants a better deal, “President Trump has not tried to negotiate a better deal himself. Instead he gave the Europeans and Congress four months to negotiate a better deal.” Von Hippel asserted that Trump
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is allying with Netanyahu and the leadership of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in moving towards more belligerent measures against Iran. Distributing fliers titled “Starting a Buzz — Helping Peace Have an Impact!” VanAller urged rally participants to “start conversations,” to “write a letter to the editor for your local paper,” to “use social media,” and to “contact representatives directly.” She added, “the only way we can fix this mess is through a mass movement that we need to lead.” In a phone interview after the event, Moore echoed VanAller’s comments. “Don’t become cynical,” he said. “It’s not a done deal. We can push back. Congress
can push back. The EU, Russia, and China can all join the pushback. We’re not alone in our opposition to this decision. We want to speak for the two-thirds of Americans who wanted to keep the deal.” Solidarity With Wang The Friday evening gathering of more than 100 University and community members on the Frist North Lawn featured a broad array of speakers, including colleagues, friends, and family members of Wang, as well as government representatives, including Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert and New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith (R-4). A Ph D st udent in t he Princeton University Histor y D epar t ment, Wang was arrested in August 2016
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Doors open at 6:30pm Free and open to the public AND THIS THURSDAY: Birthday Fundraiser for Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker May 17, 5:00- 8:00 pm, Ivy Inn, 248 Nassau Free food, cash bar PCDO June Meeting on June 10 at 7:30pm “Catch the Blue Wave”-- Meet and Greet Discussion with Democratic Congressional Primary Winners from five currently Republican districts, with emcee Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker and special guest Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Want to join the PCDO? www.princetondems.org/join You don’t need to live in Princeton to become a member. Paid for by PCDO, P.O. Box 481, Princeton, NJ 08542
RALLY FOR IRAN DIPLOMACY: Princeton University physicist Rob Goldston urges his Hinds Plaza audience to oppose President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement last Wednesday at a rally organized by the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action. (Photo by John Lien)
when he was in Iran pursuing Farsi language studies and conducting scholarly research for his dissertation on 19th-century Eurasia. In April 2017 he was sentenced by the Iranian judiciary to 10 years imprisonment on charges of espionage, in a proceeding that lacked basic due process and other legal protections, according to the rally organizers. Wang remains in Iran’s Evin Prison, and, amidst deteriorating relations between the U.S. and Iran, there appears to have been little progress on diplomatic fronts to secure his release and return to the U.S. In the hour-long event organized by the University community and Princeton students led by Wang’s graduate student colleagues Jane Manners and Edith Blackman, speakers emphasized Wang’s innocence, his commitment to scholarship, and their urgent desire for his release and return to his wife and 5-year-old son. “We are standing by Wang in solidarity,” said Graduate School Dean Sarah- Jane Leslie. “We miss him. We care for him, and we want him to come home.” Citing Wang’s “unjust and unjustifiable captivity,” Leslie added, in a comment to Wang’s wife Hua Qu, “The University cares deeply for Wang, for you, and for your child Shaofan. We all share a commitment to bring Wang home.” Graduate student colleagues described Wang as ”a dedicated scholar, loving husband, and caring father,” “a generous classmate and a thoughtful friend,” and “a good, kind, and gentle person.” Referring to the “horrible,
unjust, and unspeakable ordeal” Wang is undergoing, Lempert stated, “It violates everything our community holds dear,” and she echoed others’ comments that “as a community we stand with you and join with you in doing everything we can to bring Wang back home soon and safely.” Lempert also read a statement of support from Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, who was unable to attend. Jeremy Julis, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez’s deputy director of constituent services, followed with a statement from the senator. Smith, senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and chairman of the Subcommittee on Global Human Rights, urged, “One thing we can’t do is lose hope.” Emphasizing that “there was absolutely nothing to justify the charges,” he added, “When we make it a priority in our diplomacy, when we use sanctions in a way that will lead to a positive outcome, we can achieve the release of prisoners who are unjustly incarcerated.” The distribution and lighting of candles and a speech by Wang’s wife concluded the proceedings. Qu phrased her comments in the form of an appeal to Trump. “Please meet with me to hear my story and show your suppor t,” she said. “As time goes by I fear more and more for his safety. He has been subjected to abuse and harsh interrogation by the authorities. He is losing hope. Please bring Wang home and make our family whole again.” —Donald Gilpin
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protection from deportation for about 800,000 young people who came to the U.S. as children. A lawsuit filed last week by Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, and West Virginia, however, seeks to shut down DACA. The legal clash is likely to require the Supreme Court to take up the issue and render a ruling on the future of the DACA program. The signing of the higher education aid bill comes after an effort of more than five years by New Jersey DREAMers with the support of LALDEF and other community organizations, and it completes the New Jersey Dream Act, which passed in 2013 and allowed DREAMers who have attended and graduated from high school in New Jersey the right to be considered for in-state tuition rates. In 2013 Governor Chris Christie vetoed the part of the bill that would have given DREAMers access to state financial aid. LALDEF will be holding its annual stakeholders meeting next Wednesday, May 23 from 5-7 p.m. at the Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton. “To help restore American values of justice and inclusiveness is why I joined LALDEF. That is also the reason I invite you to attend our second stakeholders meeting,” said Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, LALDEF board chair and Princeton University sociology professor. The meeting will include members and volunteers describing their work on behalf of immigrants, as well as testimonies of Latinos and Latinas who have benefited from the services LALDEF provides. “Capture the spirit of struggle and hope that has always been part of the American Dream, and partake of a delicious meal prepared by immigrant hands. It will be a joyful event meant to inform and inspire,” in-
vitations to the event urge. Fernandez-Kelly went on to describe the challenges for some immigrant families. “Mothers yanked away from sons and daughters after decades of law-abiding lives in the U.S.; frightened youngsters stranded in foster care; modest workers in search of opportunity but targeted as criminals. Congress willing to sacrifice vulnerable immigrants at the altar of political expediency. A whole generation of undocumented children growing up under fears of deportation. This is not the America you and I believe in.” In this week’s Town Topics Mailbox, a DACA recipient writes about her experience in this country, problems with immigration law, and the need for resolution. The writer of the letter came to the U. S. to Princeton when she was 10 years old with her mother and two younger brothers. More than 20 years later, the family’s immigration issues remain unresolved, she writes, and, last month, “Both of my brothers were raided by ICE and taken away from us. Without a permanent solution, I run the risk of having a similar fate, and that is extremely frightening.” —Donald Gilpin
ETS Recognized by Alzheimer’s New Jersey
Alzheimer’s New Jersey, formerly the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter, named Educational Testing Services (ETS) as the recipient of the Corporation of the Year Award for outstanding corporate philanthropy and community dedication at its annual gala on May 3 at The Grove in Cedar Grove. ETS’s mission is to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research, and related services. ETS has consecutively been a top fundraising team for the Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s Central Regional Walk
and continues to support Alzheimer’s New Jersey in raising awareness and funds to support local programs for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in New Jersey. Alzheimer’s New Jersey is not affiliated with a national charity and is a local resource for programs and services that assist those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers right in the state. According to Alzheimer’s New Jersey, Alzheimer’s is taking a toll on New Jersey families. Over 180,000 New Jersey residents have Alzheimer’s disease and over 450,000 are caregivers. In a recent survey of New Jersey adults, conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University on behalf of Alzheimer’s New Jersey, more than four in five (85 percent) said that caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease has had a negative impact on their emotional health, 60 percent said that caregiving affected their physical health, and over 50 percent said they spend more than 20 hours a week on caregiving responsibilities. New Jersey caregivers need help, and that’s what Alzheimer’s New Jersey provides. The organization’s wide range of community programs and services offer hands-on support for families that are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and include the Respite Care and Wellness Program, family support groups, community education programs, and a helpline. Proceeds raised from the annual gala will directly support local programs and services for families facing this disease, as well as research for a cure. For more information, visit www.alznj.org.
Spirit of Princeton Memorial Day Parade
The Spirit of Princeton invites the community to the annual Memorial Day Parade and Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, May 26 at
10 a.m. (parade on Nassau Street) and 11 a.m. dedication ceremony at Princeton Monument Hall (formerly Borough Hall). The parade features veterans’ groups, marching bands, and civic and youth groups, walking to honor those who have died in military service to their country. All current active duty or veteran service men and women throughout Central New Jersey are welcome as walkers in the parade. At the conclusion of the event, residents are encouraged to continue their Memorial Day commemoration by par-
ticipating in the Princeton Battlefield Society Living History Program at noon at the Princeton Battlefield. The Memorial Day Parade will feature keynote speaker William Traubel, graduate of West Point and Princeton University, retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, and a dedicated public historian whose specialty is local Revolutionary War history. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at Princeton Avenue and Nassau Street and then heads down Nassau Street to Princeton Monument Plaza where the ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Small
American flags will be distributed for free to children along the parade route. The parade is financed by the Spirit of Princeton, a charitable, nonprofit group of local residents dedicated to bringing the community together through a variety of civic events, such as the Memorial Day Parade, Flag Day Ceremony, and the Veterans Day Ceremony. Donations to the Spirit of Princeton are encouraged to ensure the future of these events. For further information about the parade or to donate, visit www.spiritofprinceton.org.
School Matters Littlebrook Science Students Dream About Their Future
Littlebrook Elementary School (LB) is gearing up for its ninth annual Science Expo on Friday, May 18. Each of the approximately 300 students from kindergarten through fifth grade will participate in up to 15 different 20-minute presentations by dozens of parents and other science experts and enthusiasts who have volunteered their time. “I’m so grateful to the many parents and community members who give up their day to engage with our kids,” said LB science teacher Martha Friend. “Taking an entire teaching day to focus on science sends a powerful message to our students: Science is a vital component of all of our lives.” Sessions at this year’s Science Expo will include Making the Invisible Visible: Heat and Air! by Princeton University professor and LB parent Forrest Meggers; Humans, Frogs, and Dogs: How Evolution Shapes Animals by Martin Wuhr, also an LB parent and Princeton professor; and Reading Ice’s Stories by Julian Spergel, former LB student and now a graduate research assistant at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory.
Second Annual Becoming Conference for Teen Girls on June 16
Designed to empower, educate, and inspire girls between the ages of 13 and 17, the second annual Becoming Conference, sponsored by the Center for Black Church Studies, will take place at Princeton Theological Seminary 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. “I’m hoping that the girls attending this year’s conference will leave having experienced the safety of knowing that they are not alone in their journeys, and that they have a village of women and peers to serve as a community of hope for them,“ said Becoming Conference Director Khristi L. Adams. Tickets and further information are available at iambecoming.net.
PHS Musicians, Vocalists Win Championships
The Princeton High School (PHS) Studio Band has been named the 2018 New Jersey State Jazz Champions, the PHS Jazz Ensemble placed second in the New Jersey State Finals, and the Studio Vocals won the New Jersey State Finals for their division. This is the first time in school history that the Studio Band and Jazz Ensemble placed first and second in the state competition.
PDS’s “Bat Boy” Wins Four Nominations at Paper Mill
Princeton Day School’s Upper School winter musical “Bat Boy” has earned four nominations from the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards. Student Achievement Award nominations went to Hope Ammidon, assistant director; Rakesh Potluri, assistant lighting designer/master electrician; Aaron Baseman, production art and design; and to the chorus for outstanding performance. Lighting designer Steve Howe also earned an honorable mention for his work on the production, which was directed by Stan Cahill. The Rising Star Awards visit more than 100 New Jersey schools and honor outstanding achievement in musical production.
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John Witherspoon Middle School’s two teams finished fifth and sixth in the lightweight primary league of the May 6 Robocop Junior competition at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Contending with a slew of problems with the robots they had designed, including a propensity to shoot the ball into the wrong goal, the eighth graders learned a number of valuable lessons. Under the mentorship of Armin Rump and Riverside science teacher Mark Eastburn, the students learned “detailed thinking and problem-solving, observation and causal deduction, teamwork, perseverance and grit, digital literacy, logical and computational thinking, and dealing with uncertainty,” Rump said. “Congratulations for a hard-fought tournament,” added Rump. “All of you did a great job building and programming your own robots. I would have liked to see a little more sharing of ideas and code among the group, but no one can say you didn’t do it yourselves.”
N.J. High School Students to Show Off Their Financial IQ
High school students from 13 districts across New Jersey will compete for prizes in delivering financial lessons on May 23 at 6 p.m. at Rider University’s Bart Luedeke Center. Sponsored by the Mercadien Group, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company, Rider University, Fulton Bank, and the Roma Bank Foundation, the Money$peak competition complements the personal finance course mandated since 2014 for all high schoolers. All students who are taking or have taken a personal finance course are eligible to join a team of up to six classmates to create a compelling multimedia presentation on one of ten topics related to finance. Schools sending winning teams will receive grants to support financial education. For more information, visit www.moneyspeak.org.
Chapin Boat Builders Launch Their Canoes
Chapin School eighth-graders last week completed a year-long project and launched their lake-worthy canoes at Lake Mercer in Mercer County Park. In pursuing this experiential learning challenge, the eighth-graders worked in three groups, using all of the tools necessary to build the canoes from scratch while using design thinking and collaborative learning to create successful vessels. The ships withstood the lake waters, and the triumphant students returned to shore slightly damp but unscathed. —Donald Gilpin
h e g re ate s t g if t a teacher can impart to a student is a love of learning. This will begin a lifelong journey of exploration, discovery, and enlightenment. William E. Hutnik is such a teacher. For 20 years in the English Department at The Pennington School, he has been inspiring students not only to read great literature, but also, through his collaborative strategies, has encouraged them to exchange ideas and sharpen critical thinking skills. His years of dedication and accomplishment have not gone unnoticed. He has been the recipient of the Henry and Selma Otte Distinguished Teacher Award by The Pennington School, and most recently, was selected as New Jersey Council Teachers of English Educator of the Year. This is a prestigious award given to a teacher who embodies dedication, dynamism, scholarship, and creativity. Hutnik was honored for his creative, innovative, and collaborative work as a teacher. “I am humbled by this honor, and gladly accept it on behalf of all my fellow educators at Pennington and in New Jersey,” he said at the award ceremony. “To continually be both student and teacher during a career is a gift. Each day, there are multiple opportunities to learn from co-workers and students alike. Over the decades, I have learned many things: to listen more than lecture, and to ask more than answer, to value habits over homework, and progress over perfection.” Remarkable Journey Hutnik’s career in education has been a remarkable journey, including global teaching experience. After graduating from James Madison University in Virginia, he later received a Master of Arts in English from the College of New Jersey. From 1996 to 1998, he worked abroad as an instructor in English to Japanese students in a variety of classroom settings; he taught ESL classes for students aged 7 to 75, and was a lecturer and mentor for new teachers. At a public high school in Kudamatsu, Japan, he designed and taught three first year English courses with a 40-student enrollment per class, concentrating on English grammar, basic conversation, and pronunciation. At Tokuyama University, Hutnik was the designer and instructor of two 100-level English language courses with a 50-student enrollment per class. As a member of Mercer Count y Communit y College’s adjunct faculty, he taught math, reading, and writing skills to adult students pursuing GED, gaining admission to college, and/or improving employment opportunities. During these varied teaching experiences, he realized that a career in education was his goal. “I began to feel that teaching is what I
wanted do,” he recalls. New Opportunity He applied to The Pennington School, and was hired, beginning a long association with this respected independent, co-ed boarding and day school. Enjoying the experience at Pennington, he was nevertheless ready when a new oppor tunity for travel abroad presented itself in 2001. He was selected to represent The Pennington School in a teaching program via the school’s relationship with TASIS—The American School in England. W hile there, he taught three 10th-grade English courses, two ninth-grade English courses, and served as student advisor, house resident, duty advisor, study hall proctor, and advisor of recreational street hockey and soccer. T he diversit y of these teaching experiences in such varied settings has given Hutnik an added dimension in his role as an educator. Many skills, talents, and experiences come together to make up the mosaic of a successful teacher. As he points out, “Skilled teachers of English all share the same core characteristics : each possesses the ability and knowledge to understand the literature, each displays a tangible passion for the story, and each continuously refines methods and means to effectively transfer both this k nowledge and passion. Basically, successful teachers demonstrate how stories and poems have real truth, purpose, and meaning in the lives of their students.” He has been able to provide these learning opportunities to his Upper School students at Pennington, and over the years, he has designed and taught AP literature and composition, and in addition, designed and taught a variety of elective courses, including Utopian literature, Beat literature, multi- cult ural literat ure, Harlem Renaissance, and Dystopian literature (which includes unique and innovative student participation strategies). Student engagement is paramount in his classes. As he explains, “We can use poetry, for example Beat poems, to help students see the techniques used and to understand the purpose. Then, we’ll have the students write a poem incorporating the techniques. At the end of the course, they put on a performance with their own poetry.” Dante to Shakespeare His classes cover Dante to Shakespeare to George Orwell and many other prominent literary figures. One of his challenges is to find ways to demonstrate their relevance to today’s world. “For example,” he points out, “In the case of Dante, what is he writing about? How can we connect that to what is going on in 2018? How about Orwell’s 1984? The students read this and can compare it to 2018 and what is happening now.” “How about the pros and cons of technology? ” he
continues. “You can find information so quickly, but what about privacy? Does it lead to Big Brother?” Encouraging student responsiveness is continuous throughout the class, he points out. “I’ll say, ‘you have read 300 pages, now let’s hear what you think. What do you have to say?’ As a teacher, I love seeing the students working hard and enjoying learning. We have small classes, and this gives us the opportunity to get to know the kids and who they are, their strengths and weaknesses. It’s important that they are comfortable asking questions.” His students have appreciated his teaching style and his interaction with them. His former student Irina R. Celentano, who went on to Notre Dame, recalls his impact on her Pennington academic experience. “As a teacher, Mr. Hutnik is challenging. There was a time he let me teach a class in Russian literature when we were studying Crime and Punishment. He decided that I would be the best person to introduce Dostoevsky to our class since I had just finished a summer of intensive study of his life and works. Fun and Exciting “Another wonderful thing about Mr. Hutnik is that he is not afraid to try out teaching methods that are a little unorthodox for the sake of keeping class fun and exciting. Truly exceptional teachers unpretentiously give students support and knowledge that lift them up intellectually and personally. Mr. Hutnik does precisely that every day.” His colleagues and fellow educators have also recognized his range of abilities. As John Bouton. Pennington English Department chair, notes: “Bill’s dynamism is reflected in his work within the discussions that dominate his class. Bill teaches two electives and two sections of AP English Literature and Composition. “Masterful at asking students questions and re sponding to their points as appropriate, Bill has distinguished himself as one of the most student-centered teachers at Penning ton. While it reflects his creativity as much as his dynamic personality, Bill is known for designing collaborative lessons that inspire students to prize authentic self-expression and close reading of literature. These learning activities, including poetry readings, mock demonstrations, and immersion in Dystopian exercises, are largely public, fueling lots of student interest and learner accountability. “Ultimately, Bill is certainly the most creative English teacher we have at Pennington, and likely among a handful of the most innovative faculty members here. Despite his reputation as a hard grader, Bill attracts two to three times more seniors to enroll in his electives than any other, a function of the creative exercises in selfexpression that he mandates as part of his coursework. Bill Hutnik’s dedication to
students is, in a word, exemplary.” Adds Pennington Dean of Faculty John Daves, PhD, in reference to his observation of Hutnik’s senior AP literature class: “Although the class was meeting at the end of the day, I was impressed with how engaged they were in preparing for the A P exam, and I was pleased to observe William’s ability to shift from expert to listener and learner of the studentled class discussion. He created a forum for the students to present and build off of each other’s ideas and sharing of passages from various works of literature. “He has worked diligently on developing studentcentered learning in his AP literature and senior elective courses. He clearly has worked on becoming a more self-aware teacher by focusing on creating more spaces for students to develop the critical thinking habits of mind that his students will need in college and throughout their lives.” Academic Seminars In the midst of his myriad academic responsibilities, Hutnik also finds time to serve in a variety of other capacities. He has participated in a wide range of workshops and institutes, as he continues to engage in professional development. In addition, he has been selected to take part in aca- EDUCATION EXCELLENCE: “Each year is different, and the studemic seminars and Teach- dents are different. I love the fact that they are engaged in ers as Scholars at Princeton the work, and that I can learn from them too. In the beginning University, and was awarded of my teaching career, I thought I would be the one to do the a spot in the highly competi- talking and teaching, but now I feel the teaching should come tive National Endowment for from the students.” William E. Hutnik, Upper School English the Humanities Shakesper- teacher at The Pennington School, is shown in front of Old ean program at Il- Main, one of the oldest buildings at the school. To:Institute ___________________________ linois State University. From: Date & To Time: He also especially enjoys be __________________ in such an enviHut n ik_________________________ also s er ves as the sports programs. An ronment, among congenial student advisor to help stu-ad, Here is a proof of your scheduled to run ___________________. dents successfully navigate experienced swimmer, he colleagues and enthusiastic Please thoroughly and pay special attention to the following: in water polo students, must be a special their high check school itcareer. In participated in college; now, his involvesatisfaction for an educator. addition, he is head varsity (Your check mark will tell us it’s okay) water polo coach and middle ment in helping students And then to be honored by proficient in�water his peers with a prestigious school swimming coach. � become � Phone number Fax number Address � Expiration Date sports is a pleasure for him. award, recognizing his years He points out that he enAnother pleasure is liv- of dedication and excellent joys these activities. “A lot is going on in the students’ ing in Hopewell Borough teaching skills, is further aclives. There is a lot to cope with his wife Amy and their knowledgment that he surely with in the age of the in- two children, Daisy (13) and chose the right profession. “T he recognition from ternet; it’s important that Chance (8). An additional they know they can open source of happiness is that the school and colleagues up about their difficulties, Daisy now attends Penning- means a lot to me,” he says. if they are struggling with ton. “One of my great joys “When I first started my cais that my daughter is in the reer, I’d never have thought difficult things.” eighth grade here. It’s won- I’d be here 20 years. But Appalachian Trail derful that I get to see her here I am, and this is a wonIn further interaction with in school, and say ‘Hi, how’s derful place to be.” the students, as part of the your day going?’” —Jean Stratton Pennington Horizon Capstone program, he plans to Fast Food • Take-Out • Dine-In take a group of Pennington Hunan ~ Szechuan seniors on a week-long hike of the New Jersey section of Malaysian ~ Vietnamese the Appalachian Trail (70Daily Specials • Catering Available plus miles) later this month. 13 • TOWN TOPICS, PRINCETON, N.J., WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018
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If We Didn’t Have Cranbury’s 280 Students, Would We Need to Expand the High School?
To the Editor: Regarding the proposed bond referendum, one question won’t go away: if we didn’t have Cranbury’s 280 students, would we need to expand the high school? And even if we did, would we need to do it so quickly? Behind this one question are many that really haven’t been answered: • The Cranbury send-receive agreement can, by law, be terminated. (See NJSA 18A:38-21 and NJSA 18A:38-21.1.) How would the legal fees associated with termination, a problem noted at one Board of Education (BoE) meeting, compare with the price of the proposed bond? • How does Cranbury’s annual contribution compare with the annual interest expected on the full bond of $130M? • Do people live inexpensively in Cranbury so their children can go to PHS? If we are forever tied to this agreement, and must we rebuild to accommodate it, could a better contract be negotiated so that Cranbury pays its share of capital costs? • Does it ever pay to rush into an expensive deal, or to ignore the concerns of those who must pay for it? Although these questions and more remain unresolved, the BoE has set May 22 for approval of this 10-year agreement. If the BoE truly wants community support, it must openly and fully respond to the voters. Write now to the Board of Education with copies to Mayor and Council. Tell the BoE they must delay the vote until all questions are answered. We are one community. All of us support good schools. MARY CLURMAN Harris Road
Resident Whose Brothers Were Taken by ICE Writes About Need for Permanent Resolution
To the Editor: I live in Princeton Junction and read Town Topics pretty often. I am writing to you with respect to your latest immigration article on DACA [“DACA Remains for Now; Dreamers Look for Permanent Resolution,” page 1, May 2]. I am a DACA recipient and I appreciate that the article mentions that we need a permanent solution, because we do. I came to the U.S.A., to Princeton, when I was 10 years old, along with my mom, and two little brothers; one was 5 years old and the other was 7 years old. We came without inspection and this has caused a series of issues for all of us that 20-plus years later, we still cannot fix, and that only immigration law changes can fix. On April 13, 2018, both of my brothers were raided by ICE and taken away from us. Without a permanent solution, I run the risk of having a similar fate, and that is extremely frightening. I wanted to thank you for writing about the subject and wanted to encourage you to write more in the future. I have been sharing my story with a lot of people lately and I am amazed at how little people know about immigration and the nightmare its laws can be. The more that is known about this issue, the more they will understand how black and white immigration law is and how inhumanely undocumented people are treated. BRENDA C. Princeton Junction
Board Chair of Housing Initiatives of Princeton Cites Niedergang’s Belief in Affordable Housing
To the Editor: I am writing to support Eve Niedergang for Princeton Council. I first met Eve when our children attended Riverside Elementary School together. I found her to be intelligent and organized, but more importantly, a parent and later PTO co-president who truly cared about all the children in the school. Eve advocated for an equity agenda at Riverside, ensuring that all children could participate in all programs regardless of their ability to pay. I am chair of the Board of Trustees of Housing Initiatives of Princeton (HIP). We work with low-income families and individuals who are homeless or facing imminent homelessness to enable them to transition to permanent housing and sustained self-sufficiency. We offer housing to these families and provide individualized services to enhance their life skills so they can achieve these goals. Ever since I spoke with Eve about this organization, she has been an enthusiastic supporter of HIP. Eve believes strongly that building affordable housing in our community is a moral obligation as well as a legal obligation. Her support of our work reflects this passion. It is timely that Eve, a person with a long history of commitment to social justice in all areas, is running for Council. As we know, Princeton has recently received its mandate for new affordable housing. No doubt this will be a process marked by strongly differing points of view. I’ve seen Eve in other situations where complex decisions had to be made. She listens carefully to all voices and makes what she thinks is the best choice, no matter how tough. At the Princeton Community Democratic Organization’s endorsement meeting, she stated that “you may not always agree with my decisions, but you will know you’ve been listened to.” (At that meeting, Eve received 77 percent of the votes cast and won the organization’s endorsement.) Princeton faces many challenges in the years ahead. Vote for Eve on June 5 to help us meet them. CAROL GOLDEN 575 Snowden Lane
Thanking Everyone Who Made McCarter The Ultimate Decision on Cranbury Theatre Center’s Annual Gala a Success Is Up to N.J. Department of Education
To the Editor: On behalf of McCarter Theatre Center, I want to thank all who helped to make our annual gala on Saturday, April 28, such a tremendous success! This year, longtime friend of McCarter Audra McDonald performed for a packed-to-the-rafters theatre as the centerpiece of the evening. Our guests were treated to an extraordinary 90-minute performance of beautiful songs and personal stories and anecdotes by Ms. McDonald, the remarkable Tony Award®-winning star of Broadway. Thank you to our lead sponsor, BNY Mellon Wealth Management; as well as our major sponsors: Bloomberg Philanthropies, CURE Auto Insurance, Drinker Biddle, Maiden Re, Mathematica Policy Research, and Merrill Lynch. We also wish to thank Bryn Mawr Trust; Joshua Zinder Architecture and Design; and longtime supporter Saul Ewing, Arnstein, and Lehr, LLP for their early support which helped us reach our fundraising goal. McCarter is deeply grateful for their support and for that of many other corporate and individual sponsors and advertisers who helped to make this event such a wonderful success. We want to extend a special thanks to our Gala Committee and to Gala Committee co-chairpersons: Liza and Sky Morehouse, Sonya and Bill Sappington, and Courtney Lederer and Mark Thierfelder who orchestrated a glittering evening for our guests. Thank you also to Sebastian Clarke of Rago Arts and Auction Center for conducting our live auction and to Starr Catering and Viburnum Designs of Princeton for all their help with the event. During the course of the evening, it was my great pleasure to introduce McCarter’s new managing director, Michael S. Rosenberg, to our guests. Mike comes to us from the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego and has assumed his new role as of Monday, April 30. He joins Emily Mann and Bill Lockwood in leading McCarter towards even greater artistic heights in the years ahead. The proceeds from this special annual event support McCarter’s artistic, education, and engagement programming throughout our region. McCarter partners with several local school districts to provide curriculum design assistance. In schools from Trenton to New Brunswick, McCarter helps train and support teachers, send our teaching artists into local classrooms, and create opportunities for all to participate in our classes and camps and so much more. The gala is the largest fundraiser of the year for McCarter and is critical for the success and breadth of these programs. Again, my heartfelt thanks to all involved for their support of this great institution. We are so deeply grateful! LESLIE KUENNE President, Board of Trustees, McCarter Theatre Center
Director and Chair of Princeton Festival Thank All Who Made the Gala a Success
To the Editor: We would like to thank all of those who made the 14th Annual Princeton Festival Gala on April 21 such an enjoyable and successful event. The Gala helps support our 2018 season of performing arts presentations, from opera to jazz to Broadway, and our free community educational programs, which this year include four workshops and over a dozen lectures and presentations (www.princtonfestival.org has all the details and ticket information). Our thanks go first to the members of the Princeton community who supported us with such enthusiasm. We had the largest crowd ever, and the busiest dance floor. Gala goers really got into the spirit of the event, from the pre-dinner cocktail hour through the live and silent auctions. We were also honored to have Governor Philip Murphy join us. Of course we are enormously grateful to our Gala chairs: Marcia Bossart, Helene Kulsrud, Anastasia Marty, and Susan Rhoda-Hansen. Their planning and hard work paid off with a wonderful event, ably executed by executive chef Chris Krail and the banquet staff at Cobblestone Creek Country Club. Susan Hoover deserves special credit for her decorations. We also want to recognize Harry Fini’s contribution as both cocktail pianist and auctioneer. He set the perfect mood in both roles. Our guest artists, Jordan Bunshaft and Janara Kellerman, entertained everyone with wonderful songs from opera and the Broadway stage, accompanied by pianist Akiko Hosaki. Jordan will be in this season’s musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, opening June 10, while Janara takes a major role in Madama Butterfly, opening June 16. This kind of support makes it possible for the Festival to bring the best in performing arts to central New Jersey year after year, and to conduct community enrichment programs around the region. Our sincerest thanks go to everyone involved. RICHARD TANG YUK Executive and Artistic Director COSTA PAPASTEPHANOU Board Chair, The Princeton Festival
League of Women Voters Alert Public To Candidate Forums on Community TV
To the Editor: A video of the forum for Democrats running for Princeton Council will be aired on Princeton Community TV (Comcast Channel 30 and Verizon’s FIOS Channel 45) on May 18 at noon, and on May 19 at 8 p.m. The video is also available online at www.lwvprinceton.org. To read responses from candidates to the League of Women Voters’ questions, go to www.VOTE411.org, where you will also find a link to the video. The League’s goal is to provide voters with non-partisan information to make an informed choice on June 5. Please visit our sites and vote. Thank you. CHRYSTAL SCHIVELL Monroe Lane, Voter Service, League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area
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To the Editor: Like some other taxpayers, I’ve been thinking about the Princeton-Cranbury agreement since learning of the upcoming facilities referendum. Initially, it seemed that if Princeton High School is significantly over capacity, then ending the send-receive relationship would be an option to consider, just on an available space basis — and nothing against the great Cranbury students, who have been attending since 1991 and are, by all accounts, valued members of our high school community. At first glance, the idea sounds reasonable, and there’s been some talk about it online and in the papers. The problem, though, as I’ve learned, is that it’s not nearly so simple as that. Even if Princeton wished to unilaterally end the agreement, it is not up to Princeton. It would (solely) be up to the State of New Jersey. The district wishing to end the relationship is required to pay for and submit a feasibility study to the State Commissioner of Education that must demonstrate no adverse impact to either district in terms of three factors: educational, financial, and racial composition. In other words, Cranbury would need to have someplace else for their 280 students to go that is as good or better than Princeton, for the same or lower cost, and without materially affecting overall student diversity. What’s more, there would need to be no negative effects on Princeton kids either. So even if Princeton Public Schools (PPS) wished to end the agreement, Cranbury doesn’t, and the ultimate decision is not the call of PPS – it is, by law, exclusively the decision of the N.J. Department of Education. And if one party didn’t like how the State ruled, there could be lawsuits and appeals, and the whole thing could drag on for years with no operational change or resolution, just animosity and extra expense. Look up all the issues in Englewood over the past three decades for how hard it is to break these unions, unless both parties want it and furthermore the State agrees. In fact, no receiving district has ever been able to unilaterally end such an agreement in 32 years of case law. Even in some cases where both districts wanted to split, the State still struck it down because of adverse impacts — in quality of education, financial terms, or racial balance — to the students of either or both districts (which is the State’s only concern). Importantly, the State also sets the tuition that Cranbury pays Princeton, on a per-student basis, using audited financials. Last year, this amounted to $4.81 million, or about one-third of the total PPS discretionary budget. So while on the face of it, attempting to sever (or not renew) the Cranbury send-receive relationship might seem a partial solution to help reduce overcrowding, it appears to be a non-starter. Presuming it were even feasible, PHS would nevertheless remain over its capacity of 1,423 students, even if Cranbury’s students were to depart gradually in the coming years. All in all, our energies may be best spent in working to help the referendum encompass what is needed to make our students and teachers safe, secure, and comfortable in their schools. Let’s keep focusing on the “must-haves” and continue eschewing the “nice-to-haves,” in order to address the critical needs and infrastructure problems happening today in our schools. The legal aspects of send-receive relationships were covered extensively at the public meeting on April 24th. See http://bit.ly/CranburyVideo for a replay of session, and http://bit.ly/CranburySlides for the presentation slides. JAMES BASH South Harrison Street
Girl Scouts Honor All Scout Leaders In Princeton for Their Contributions
To the Editor: Our mothers, along with several other adult volunteers of the Princeton Service Unit, were recently honored at the Celebrate Adult Awards Ceremony for the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey. This event recognizes the contributions of the more than 10,000 adults who volunteer every year to support Girl Scouts in this area. We want to honor Lauren Sanders (alumna), Laura Felten, Barbara Thomas, Sue Evans, Mary Eckert, Betsy Armstrong, and Karen Freundlich, along with all of our Girl Scout leaders in Princeton for their contributions. Girl Scouts in Princeton has provided unique opportunities for all girls over the past 60 years. The network of volunteers includes professors, professionals, and nonprofit experts who make the Girl Scout troop experience possible for over 300 girls in Princeton every year. We have benefited so much from their efforts. Our participation in Girl Scouts has given us opportunities to hike, camp, rock climb, and go whitewater rafting, to earn the Silver and Gold Awards, to travel, to perform, to practice business and entrepreneurship, to serve our communities, to attend the National Convention, and to attend and work at summer camp. Our adventures have challenged us, turned us into leaders, created friendships and support networks, and made us ready to become adults who make the world a better place. On behalf of all Princeton Girl Scouts, we want to thank our mothers and all the other volunteers who make Girl Scouts the best girls leadership experience in the world. LILLY ARMSTRONG 9th grade, PHS GRACE FREUNDLICH 12th Grade, Stuart
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If Board Members Want Claims Taken Seriously, An Immigrant Himself, Dwaine Williamson Supports Stop Admitting Students Who Don’t Live Here Princeton Commitment To Be a Welcoming Community To the Editor: The BoE’s (Board of Education) claim that the high school is overcrowded while continuing to admit 280 students who do not live in Princeton is outrageous. The School Board would have us believe that these students — 1 in 6! — are somehow invisible, that the high school would be overcrowded whether they were there or not, and that it’s not really costing us anything to educate them, so the tuition they pay us is free money. This is nonsense. The BoE loses more than $2,500 on every one of them, and this figure does not include the money they now want for new construction so that they can keep on doing so. The bond issue would be for $130 million. Each of the owners of the approximately 7500 taxable properties in Town would be borrowing approximately $17,000 on average. This is real money, real debt. We’ll have 30 years to pay it back, plus interest. There is no reason to expand Princeton High School at the present time. The Board’s insistence otherwise only undermines its claims about overcrowding elsewhere in the system. If the Board wants us to take those claims seriously, they should first stop admitting students who do not live here. KEN FIELDS Linden Lane
Michelle Pirone Lambros Will Address Problem of Consistent Exodus of Retail Stores
To the Editor, The June 5th primary will be here before we know it and it is time to take a serious look at the candidates and what assets they can bring to the Princeton Council. I am writing to strongly endorse Dwaine Williamson: he can provide competence, experience, and a proven ability to work with others to reach a consensus. These are important and needed qualities. Heather Howard and Lance Liverman, who are leaving Council, brought both legal expertise and years of community involvement: their experience will be missed as they exit the Council. Dwaine brings experience both in town government, serving on the Planning Board at a key time for our town, and in other leadership positions both in Princeton and Mercer County. As a member of the Planning Board, he has worked on issues of neighborhood character and factors influencing affordability. He chaired the committee to harmonize borough and township ordinances into a single code for our consolidated community. This will be valuable experience as the town moves to implement affordable housing. I served with Dwaine on the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) Executive Committee and saw his leadership qualities as he quickly moved to the position of first vice president. He received the support of the organization at their recent meeting and passionately spoke of his commitment to Princeton and his vision for a sustainable and inclusive town. He recognized challenges of keeping a viable commercial sector and addressing affordability issues for longtime residents and young families. Dwaine embodies the American dream. He was born in Jamaica and emigrated at a young age with his family. He grew up in Mercer County and graduated from Trenton High before going on to Georgetown and then receiving a Law degree from Rutgers. He is a lawyer in private practice with a focus on finance. He has lived in Princeton for 20 years and has been active in the community. As an immigrant himself, he is a strong supporter of Princeton’s commitment to being a welcoming community with diverse and stable neighborhoods. I am delighted that Dwaine decided to run for the Princeton Council. I believe he will be a great asset. KATHLEEN CASSIDY Mt. Lucas Road
Books People & Stories Given $20,000 NEA Grant
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts. “The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity in our country,” said NEA chairman Jane Chu. “Through the work of organizations such as People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos in Mercer County, NEA funding invests in local
communities, helping people celebrate the arts wherever they are.” Pat Andres, executive director of People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos, underscored the impact this grant will have. “I am delighted by the NEA’s recent grant award to our organization, both because of the confidence in our program such a major grant reflects and also because of the work it will allow us to do. We will, as a result of the Endowment’s investment, be able to bring the joy of reading literature deeply in community and writing creatively to those in re-entry centers, rehabilitation centers, and social service centers that serve new immigrants and the homeless. As the recipient of a number of previous grant awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, we are thrilled that they are underwriting our work with under-served people once again.”
To the Editor: I want to share a conversation I recently had with Michelle Pirone Lambros about the biggest problem in our downtown — the consistent exodus of retail stores and their replacement with empty store fronts decorated with “space available” signs. After listening to Michelle, it is ®� clear she is a successful business person who knows how est. 1946 to solve problems. From our discussion I came away impressed with her ability to recognize a problem, develop a research process for analyzing the problem, conduct her research, come up with creative solutions, and make it all look easy. Michelle has spent considerable time research2017 NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence® ing possible solutions, including listening to, and getting feedback from, local business owners, property owners, Sales Associate and property managers. With Michelle Pirone Lambros Cell: 609-933-7886 joining Princeton Council, we can expect her to be a major email@example.com contributor to reversing the prevalence of “space available” signs in our downtown — either by well-thought out analytical solutions or her convincing personality. BILL HARE To the Editor: The Afternoon Tea, given to support the Trinity Church Jefferson Road R E A L E S T AT E Choir’s upcoming 2021 tour of England, was a wonderful 609-921-2600 and happy event on May 6. Guests enjoyed a traditional English tea of savories and sweets, as well as a short choral selection given by the choir. The choir then sang Evensong in the historic church, which rounded out a special and To the Editor: Wells Tree & Landscape, Inc As a business that has supported biking in Princeton unique event. Thanks to all who enjoyed this afternoon 609-430-1195 for over 40 years, we are excited to see all of the activity with Trinity Church members, guests, and choirs. in town aimed at encouraging biking. Biking contributes PEGI STENGEL Wellstree.com in so many ways to the health of our community and we Prospect Avenue hope that the town’s efforts to create safer bike routes will inspire more residents to choose to bike rather than drive Taking care of Princeton’s trees when running errands and commuting to local schools and jobs. Local family owned business Each May, in celebration of National Bike Month, the for over 40 years Whole Earth Center takes to the streets of Princeton to encourage and reward cyclists. Now in its 13th year, our annual Random Acts of Community program distributes over $2,000 in gift cards from local businesses to cyclists in town. We also give each of the 30 cyclists that we reward a safety sheet outlining the most common types of car-bike accidents. We love and appreciate the chance to work with so many of our fellow local businesses and the municipality on our annual bike reward program. Our partners in this We are celebrating National Bike Month! Five times in May we will wait at a community-wide effort include Mediterra, Teresa Caffe, Eno Terra, Terra Momo Bread Company, Blue Point Grill, randomly chosen Princeton street corner to give the first 6 bicyclists who ride by WONDERING Witherspoon Grill, Nassau Street Seafood, Yankee Doodle WHERE WE over $40 in gift certificates from local businesses. Participating businesses include: Tap Room, Nassau Inn, Agricola, Cargot, Two Sevens, the ARE GIVING Dinky Bar, McCarter Theatre, small world coffee, bent OUT REWARDS? Whole Earth Center spoon, LiLLiPiES Bakery, Princeton Record Exchange, FOLLOW US Mediterra • Eno Terra • Teresa Caffe • Terra Momo Bread Company jaZams, Olives, Tico’s Eatery & Juice Bar, Princeton Tour ON Nassau Street Seafood • Blue Point Grill • Witherspoon Grill Company, Princeton Soup & Sandwich Company, Town TWITTER FOR of Princeton, Labyrinth Books, greendesign, Kopps CyAgricola • Cargot • Two Sevens • Dinky Bar CLUES cle, Local Greek, Olsson’s Fine Foods, Hinkson’s, and the @WholeEarthNews Nassau Inn • Yankee Doodle Tap Room Princeton Family YMCA. Princeton Tour Company • Kopp’s Cycle JENNIFER MURRAY Whole Earth Center Manager bent spoon • small world coffee • LiLLiPiES
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The French Connection — Jean Sablon, Classic Comics, and “Un village français”
t’s too soon to write at length about A Village in France (Un village français) a television series available on Hulu that at this writing, after five outstanding seasons, belongs in the company of The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. When a series is this unique and engaging, powerful and true, it renews your interest in the nation that for two intense weeks has been at the center of your viewing life. You want to know more about the German occupation and the Resistance. You want to go back to films like Grand Illusion and Army of Shadows, directors such as Jean Renoir and Jean-Pierre Melville, writers like Albert Camus and composers like Claude Debussy, who died 100 years ago, March 25, 1918, the last year of the Great War. Streaming Down the Highway So I put some Debussy on the car stereo on my way to and from the DMV inspection center; it’s the piece pour deux pianos he composed for his friend Jacques Charlot, who was killed in combat (“tué à l’ennemi en 1915, le 3 mars”). Which leads to Django Reinhardt, whose music accompanies the frenzied dance scene in Season Five of Un village. The great gypsy guitarist takes me to James Jones, who wanted to write a novel based on Django and instead wrote about the student protest movement in The Merry Month of May, which reminds me of what was going on in the streets of Paris 50 years ago this month, which recalls the day in the 60s when I was swatted by a gypsy’s bear on the Boulevard St. Germain, which led to an encounter with a sympathetic bystander named Michelle, whose name brings up the Beatles song in which Paul McCartney shares some French with the singalong millions learning how to correctly pronounce “Sont les mots qui vont très bien ensemble.” The thoughtful French girl who came to the aid of the bear-dazed American that day in Paris reminds me of one of the many elements that make A French Village such an extraordinary show — strong, complicated female characters, including the Resistance leader Marie Germain, the sweet-smiling seductive activist Suzanne, the shamed and shameless Hortense, the indomitable Madame Morhange, and Rita, the storyteller who touches the heart of “the butcher of Villeneuve.” A Wartime Childhood There are numerous moments of intimate magic in Un village français where characters embattled by the risk of discovery, brutality, deception, carnage, and death find refuge in telling stories, writing and putting on plays, singing cabaret songs, playing games like rock, paper, scissors, and staging cockroach trials. This playfulness under fire also underscores the importance of children in a series centered on a school that becomes a hospital, detention center, combat zone, and dance hall, according to the unrelenting emergencies that converge on the fictional town of Villeneuve.
Having been immersed in a show so evocative of children and their games and dreams and schemes, it’s no surprise that I’ve been thinking about my safe, secure midwestern wartime neighborhood where the only risks were getting scolded for staying too long at the Saturday matinee or breaking your glasses swordfighting with sticks or being “it” in a game of hide and seek. France haunted my early childhood in the form of a song by Jean Sablon and comicbook versions of the novels of Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo. The most frequently playe d s ide of the Sablon record my father brought back from postwar Paris was “Sur le pont d’Avignon,” which was a Fr e n ch l e s son in itself. I learned that pont meant bridge, “l’on y danse tout en rond” needed no translation, you just did it, and Avignon was a town in France about the size of my town, Bloomington, Indiana. But it’s “Je tire ma révérence,” the song on the other side, that makes me think of the under-the-gun intimacy, the ebb and flow of love and loss so movingly conveyed in A French Village. For all the bouncy, jaunty fun of “Sur le pont,” it was the other song that made the deepest impression on my childhood self and that to this day retains an untranslatable quality of emotional mystery. The title on the record label would have appeared impressively foreign to a six-year-old because of the accent marks in révérence and words rounding the top of the Disque “Gramophone” 78 rpm (“78 Tours” ). When Sablon sang “révérence,” rhyming it with “France” (Frahn-sa), it was as if the world rhymed, life rhymed. I didn’t ask what the title meant. One online site suggests “I bow out,” and it was actually Sablon’s signature farewell in performance, like Bob Hope’s “Thanks for the Memory,” which I was familiar with in those days from radio nights with my parents. But now that I think of it, and having heard the song again, fresh, I’m thinking also of the last line of Keats’s farewell letter, “I al-
ways made an awkward bow.” Except the next part sounds like a happy/ sad Chaplinesque stroll into the sunset: “Et dites lui trois fois /Bonjour, bonjour bonjour pour moi.” It could be that I didn’t ask what the words meant because the music intimated that our little family (“we three” my parents used to say during family hugs), and our cozy living room and radio shows and comicbooks and Siamese cats would be gone one day before we knew it, forever, with nothing left but the memory that lives in this music. My parents never threw that record away. Somehow it survived the moves and t h e d ivorce and t he re tirements, and here I am w it h an a n c i e n t 78 and nothing to play it on. This being the 21st century, however, all I need do is go to YouTube and I can see the actual red-labeled record spinning on a t u r n t ab l e with the dust of many playi ng s i n t h e surface noise. Classic Comics France and the war came into my gradeschool life by way of Classic Comics. Of the first six issues, three have French connections: No. 1, The Three Musketeers, where I learn about comradeship (“All for one and one for all”); No. 3, The Count of Monte Cristo, where I escape from the Chateau d’If, find a treasure, and perform a glorious revenge; and No. 6, A Tale of Two Cities, the French Revolution according to Dickens. The most memorable and momentous of the lot, was No. 9, Les Misérables, the words spelled out in big scary letters on the cover showing Jean Valjean being pursued by Inspector Javert through the sewers of Paris. At the back, along with a brief biography of Victor Hugo, was a page about “La Marseillaise” with verses of the song and the story of how the mayor of Strasbourg asked a young patriot named Joseph Rouget de l’Isle to compose “a song for men to sing at the barricades” that expressed Lafayette’s American ideas of government: “In one night Rouget created the stirring words and music …. The marching men did the rest. Their challenging, fighting
voices gave it life.” In case I had any doubt about the significance of Franco-American relations (at six what did I know?), the next page was about “The Statue of Liberty — A Gift From the French.” It’s hard to read the fanfare of the last paragraph with a straight face in May 2018: “And so the Statue of Liberty stands — in wind and rain — sunshine and storm — a beacon light guiding wanderers from many nations to the land of the free — and the home of the brave.” About Brothers The most terrifying cover was on No. 18, another Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, where a hideous giant with wild eyes and tongue lolling is holding the cathedral in a death grip. At the back was “The Story of Staff Sergeant Schiller Cohen and his Fortress Stinky” illustrated by cartoon depictions of planes going down in flames. My Uncle Bob died when one of those B-17 “flying fortresses” crashed on a training flight in Nevada. At the time, all I knew was what happened to my mother when the woman from the Red Cross came up the stairs, knocked at our door, and said her brother had been killed. I told the kids in my first grade class that it happened in the war, “over there,” somewhere in France. Classic No. 20 is another Dumas, The Corsican Brothers, which opens by noting that Louis and Julien were “joined together by a bond that nothing on earth or beyond could ever sever … the bond of mental telepathy, in which twin brothers connect telepathically.” In the back, after two playful pages about “Modern Twins in Service,” young readers learn about “Things for Which We Fight” (“These rights, these privileges, these traditions are precious enough to die for”), which is followed by “The American’s Creed” and “The Emblem of Invasion,” complete with an image of the badge and a detailed description of the origins of the “flaming sword unsheathed to fight for those things men desire most in rhis world — peace, freedom, and the brotherhood of man.” Although this level of reading was over my head at the time, the message got through. I drew flaming planes with grinning Japanese pilots, caricatures of Hitler, innumerable swastikas, which had the fascination of the forbidden. We played war in Dunn Meadow, in front of the Union Building, and the Art Deco castle complete with battlements and a moat over the Jordan River (a creek with crawdads), and a bridge. We were having so much fun liberating France and routing the Nazis that our parents had to come round us up after dark on long summer nights. ’ll write more about A French Village after I’ve seen all seven seasons. I hope the library will order the DVDs. For now, the series is streaming on Hulu and MHz Choice. —Stuart Mitchner
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AN OPEN BOOK: On Friday, May 18, 8:15 p.m. at Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, the Princeton Folk Music Society will present folk musician Roy Book Binder. “His laconic style of storytelling and singing is well known; no razzle dazzle — except for his incomparable finger picking that carries on the syncopated rhythmic variations and subtle metrics of Rev. Gary Davis …. A Roy Book Binder concert is a journey back into the mystic sources of America’s most singular music — which eventually gave rise to jazz,” said Ross Altman, PhD of Folkworks. For more information, call (609) 799-0944 or visit www.princetonfolk.org, or www.facebook. com/groups/157701684718.
Westminster Conservatory neer Songs on Friday, May Premieres “Pioneer Songs” 18 at 8 p.m. at the Princeton
Westminster Conservatory will present the world premiere of the orchestral version of Eric Houghton’s Pio-
Meadow Church and Event Center in West Windsor. The Westminster Community Orchestra, conducted by Ruth Ochs, will be joined by the
Westminster Communit y Chorus and the Pennsbury Choir, conducted by James Moyer; soprano Kat hee Zenn; mezzo-soprano Miranda Lammers Smith; tenor Jacob Keleman; and bassbaritone Michael Wisnosky to perform this compelling work that depicts the timeless American story of the first wagon trains traveling to California in the early 1840s. Nancy Foysland Hoerl will narrate. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Tickets are available online at www.rider. edu/arts or by phone at (609) 921-2663. Pioneer Songs was conceived by Robert Marquis, who was an adult piano student of Eric Houghton at Westminster Conservatory, the community music school of Westminster Choir College, in the 1990s. Inspired by what he described as the “early-American” sound of some of Houghton’s original piano works, Marquis wrote “Americana” lyrics for them and proposed that they collaborate on a show about American pioneers. Over a two-year period, Marquis researched the story of the first successful wagon trains to California and worked with Houghton to develop 15 songs depicting the journey of four exuberant pioneers across the American West. The original version of Pioneer Songs, written for four soloists, piano, and narrator, was premiered in 1993. Sadly, Marquis died suddenly in 1994. Since then, Houghton has worked to adapt Pioneer Songs to be performed by full orchestra and chorus, as well as four soloists and a narrator. The performance on May
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NJSO Presents Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) presents Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos May 17–20 in Newark, Princeton, Red Bank, and New Brunswick. Concertmaster Eric Wyrick explores performance practices from Baroque to contemporary as he leads his colleagues. NJSO musicians perform solo roles in the six concertos, each of which is scored for a different combination of instruments. Performances take place on Thursday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark; Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium in Princeton; Saturday, May 19, at 8 p.m. at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank; and Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m. at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick. Investors Foundation sponsors the weekend’s concerts. Featured soloists from the orchestra include Wyrick, Associate Concertmaster Brennan Sweet, Assistant Concertmaster David Southorn, Principal Viola Frank Foerster, violist David Blinn, Principal Flute Bart Feller, flutist Kathleen Nester (on recorder), clarinetist Andrew Lamy (on recorder), Principal Oboe Robert Ingliss, oboist Andrew Adelson, Principal Horn Chris Komer, hornist Andrea Menousek and Principal Trumpet Garth Greenup. Guest Paolo Bordignon performs the harpsichord continuo. NJSO Accent events include a May 17 pre-concert singalong and a May 19 postconcert talkback with COO Susan Stucker and Director of Artistic Operations Kristin Orlando, who describe the behind-the-scenes work that goes into presenting an orchestral performance. Concert tickets start at $20 and are available for purchase online at www.njsymphony. org or by phone at (800) ALLEGRO (255-3476).
SUMMER FUN: Princeton Summer Theater (PST) has announced performances of four pieces, running from June 21 through August 19 at the Hamilton Murray Theater on Princeton University’s campus. The four pieces are the autobiography “Tick, Tick…Boom,” feminist comedy “Uncommon Women and Others,” American classic “The Children’s Hour,” and film-noirinspired “The Baltimore Waltz.”
Solo by Violinist Ilya Kaler in PSO Concert
On Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m., the Princeton Symphony O rche s t ra ( P S O ) performs the world premiere of composer Saad Haddad’s Risala, a PSO cocommission, and welcomes award-winning soloist Ilya Kaler onstage for Johannes Brahms’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77. Music Director Rossen Milanov takes the podium for these works and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 70. The concert takes place at Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Pr inceton Universit y. Early-arriving patrons will benefit from a discussion of the program at the 3 p.m. pre-concert talk with Milanov, Kaler, and Haddad. Haddad’s piece is a recent composition, co-commissioned by the PSO with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, of which Milanov is music director. (Milanov is conducting world premiere per for mances w it h bot h orchest ras ) . T he work ’s title, Risala (pronounced ree-SA-leh,) is “message” in Arabic and aims to convey how we, as a society,
portray meaning through message. Haddad is a composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, and electroacoustic music who achieves a “remarkable fusion of idioms” (New York Times), most notably in his work exploring the disparate qualities inherent in Western art music and Middle Eastern musical tradition. His music delves into that relationship by transferring the performance techniques of traditional Arab instruments to Western symphonic instruments, while extending their capabilities through advances in technology. The Violin Concerto in D Major is Brahms’s only concerto written for the instrument. The work was inspired in part by Hungarian folk music and its rousing finale includes a fast tempo and syncopated rhythms. Dmitri Shostakovich’s bravely understated and melodic ninth symphony, banned by Stalin and his party, completes the concert program. Tickets are on sale starting at $35. Prices include admission to the 3 p.m. pre-concert talk. Purchase at www.princetonsymphony. org or call (609) 497-0020.
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“COPPÉLIA”: On Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., the Princeton Ballet School presents “Coppélia” at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton. This full-length comedic ballet features a wide range of students from Princeton Ballet School. Described by George Balanchine as “ballet’s great comedy,” “Coppélia” is a classic love story, originally choreographed and presented by Arthur Saint Léon in 1870, and set to music by Léo Delibes. The school’s adaptation includes additional re-staging and choreography by Princeton Ballet School’s faculty
“Turning Off the Morning News” Blends Sitcoms, Horrific Events; Christopher Durang’s Dark Comedy Premieres at McCarter Theatre
middle-aged father, Jimmy, nonchalantly announces his decision to shoot either his wife Polly and their 13-year-old son Timmy, or strangers at a mall. Polly attempts to ignore Jimmy’s behavior by focusing on her houseplant, and dreaming of going to heaven. Dysfunctional characters and horrifying events are viewed through the lens of a wholesome family sitcom. Commissioned by McCarter Theatre Center, in conjunction with the Roger S. Berlind Playwright-in-Residence Program at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Turning Off the Morning News opened May 12 at McCarter’s Berlind Theatre. The world premiere of Christopher Durang’s darkly humorous play is a success, delivered by a cast whose performances are marked by impeccable comic timing. Durang’s characters live in the world of a TV show, and media culture inhabits every fiber of their being. This is made clear by a frame around the stage that imitates the screen of a television set that was built in the days before flat screens and high definition. Mark Bennett’s appropriately fidgety music also serves as a frame, ending each scene as if about to cut to a commercial break. The placement of a satellite dish on top of every house further accentuates the dominance of television. Jimmy forces Polly to decide whether he should shoot his family, or shoppers at the mall; Polly chooses the shoppers. Jimmy puts on a pig’s head mask that was given to Timmy for Halloween, and leaves the house, carrying a bag of guns. Polly doubts that Jimmy will carry out his plans. Timmy, who has complained about being bullied by his classmates, is terrified. John Pankow brings an eerie deadpan to the role of Jimmy. His matter-of-fact delivery of his lines, paired with his body language — he settles comfortably into chairs — suggests that the character is all too at ease with his behavior. By contrast, Kristine Nielsen’s portrayal of Polly is a mixture of warmth and nervous energy. She almost always is in motion, her hands often shaking. The juxtaposition recalls the musical Sweeney Todd, in which a chatty, cheerful woman is the counterpart of a dangerous man. Clifford and his friend Salena have just moved into the house next door to Jimmy and Polly. They have decorated their living room wall with a painting of a peaceful landscape, and Clifford listens to classical music to relax whenever the news makes him nervous. Clifford is worried when he notices Jimmy wearing the pig’s head mask, and calls Salena into the room. However, Jimmy leaves before Salena can catch a glimpse of him. Salena tells Clifford about her experience meeting Rosalind, another neighbor. Rosalind wears a pillowcase over her head to protect her skin from the sun, and Salena wonders whether the pig’s head serves the same purpose. Clifford becomes increasingly concerned about the sanity of
his new neighbors. Jenn Harris is entertaining as Rosalind. Like Polly, Rosalind is animated, her motions brisk. Robert Sella captures Clifford’s fragile composure. Both Sella and Rachel Nicks, who plays Salena, are economical in their use of gestures. They often keep their hands folded, in a somewhat defensive posture, to contrast with the exuberance of Polly and Rosalind. To Timmy’s horror, Polly decides to homeschool him. Timmy’s first homework assignment from Polly is to write a report about The View. Jimmy returns home without the mask, saying that he has thrown it in a river. He announces that he has decided not to kill anyone, and plans instead to write a novel. He warns Polly and Timmy that he will carry out his original, murderous plans if the book is not published. Hoping to give Timmy and herself more time to live, Polly encourages Jimmy to procrastinate on the novel. Jimmy directs his aggression toward Polly’s favorite houseplant, shooting at it. Clifford tries to calm himself before leaving to start his new job at the newspaper. Salena has invited Rosalind to their house, and asks Clifford to stay home until he gets a chance to meet her. Salena asks Rosalind if she knows anything about their next-door neighbors, and decides to invite them for cocktails. This idea makes Clifford uneasy, and he quickly leaves for work. Salena explains to Rosalind that it takes Clifford time to grow comfortable around people. Mourning the loss of her plant, Polly fantasizes about heaven. Jimmy barges in and complains that he is having difficulty writing his novel. Their ensuing argument
is interrupted by a phone call, after which Polly tells Jimmy that they have been invited to Salena’s cocktail party. Irritated, Jimmy tries to choke Polly. On the day of the party, Clifford and Salena apprehensively wait for their peculiar guests. As soon as they arrive, Jimmy and Polly argue. Wanting to make a better first impression, Polly insists that they exit and re-enter the house, like a film director who demands multiple takes of a scene. This happens again when Rosalind arrives. The reactions of Clifford and Salena are amusing to watch. The cast’s chemistry and comic timing are crucial here, and they make the scene a tour de force. The day after the party, Timmy begs Polly to let him go back to his school, but she refuses. Jimmy dresses like Rosalind, ready for a shooting spree at the mall. Polly unsuccessfully attempts to focus Jimmy on his novel. After he sees Jimmy with his rifles, Timmy implores Polly to call the police. Looking out the window, Clifford tells Salena that Jimmy is dressed like Rosalind. Salena doubts this until the real Rosalind arrives. Increasingly concerned about Jimmy’s behavior, they decide to visit Polly and seek an explanation. Upon arriving at Jimmy’s house, they discover that Polly and Timmy have been tied to chairs, their mouths covered with tape. After freeing them, they turn on the news, and hear about a disturbance at the mall. Later, Timmy reveals that he overheard his parents blurting out a crucial secret during one of their many arguments. Nicholas Podany delivers a solid performance as Timmy, who lurches between horrified silence and anguished outbursts.
“TURNING OFF THE MORNING NEWS”: Performances are underway for “Turning Off the Morning News.” Directed by Artistic Director Emily Mann, the play runs through June 3 at McCarter’s Berlind Theatre. From left: Jimmy (John Pankow) and Polly (Kristine Nielsen) make a memorable, if undesirable, first impression on new neighbors Salena (Rachel Nicks) and Clifford (Robert Sella). (Photo by T. Charles Erickson) “Turning Off the Morning News” will play at McCarter’s Berlind Theatre through June 3. For tickets, show times, and information call (609) 258-2787 or visit www.mccarter.org.
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Of everyone in his family, Timmy is the only one who responds logically to the unfolding absurdity around him. As with the best comedies, there is a “normal” character to react to the antics of the eccentric one. As a couple, Clifford and Salena are an effective contrast to Jimmy, Polly, and Rosalind. Timmy is a clear-cut and sympathetic protagonist. In the McCarter lobby is a poster titled Durang on Durang. One of the influences cited by the playwright is I Love Lucy. This is evident in the script’s parody of the early sitcom genre, although Jimmy and Polly’s contentious relationship perhaps is more evocative of The Honeymooners, with a long-suffering wife tolerating her husband’s antics. Thornton Wilder’s Our Town is not cited as an influence, but it is evoked. Our Town, which presents an idealized view of small-town America, has its characters directly address the audience and acknowledge that they are in a play. This happens in Turning Off the Morning News as well. “You’re lucky I’m in the play and not in the audience,” Jimmy threateningly declares in his introductory scene. Polly notes that Timmy “looks 17 or 18, but we didn’t want to cast a real 13-year-old.” Well-known films also are mentioned or evoked. Salena chides the nervous Clifford for behaving like Jimmy Stewart’s character in Rear Window. A scene in which Timmy turns to the audience and screams for help is reminiscent of Pleasantville, a film in which a cheerful sitcom’s characters decide that they no longer wish to be limited to the world that has been written for them. These allusions work because they are organic to the world of the play and its characters. Media outlets form Polly’s frame of reference for everything. Remembering the film The Ten Commandments, she declares, “Charlton Heston is Moses.” Later she paraphrases Cole Porter’s lyrics for the title song of the musical Anything Goes, to teach Timmy about the history of the puritans. Emily Mann’s staging fills every scene with an amusing tableau, particularly in the cocktail party scene. Like Beowulf Boritt’s sets, Jennifer von Mayrhauser’s costume designs use a color palette consisting mostly of yellow, red, and blue. Appropriately, this gives the production the look of an early color television show — or a Sunday comic strip. It also evokes a falsely cheerful mood that makes the dark undercurrents more disturbing. urning Off the Morning News is amusing because of its juxtaposition of the classic sitcom genre with contemporary problems. Subjects such as gun violence and domestic abuse become more entertaining than they have any right to be. Durang deftly bounces character types off of each other, and the talented cast makes those idiosyncratic characters entertaining. —Donald H. Sanborn III
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SMALL WORKS ART SHOW: Artist Paul Hoffman, a native of Hunterdon County, will be painting at the Small Works Art Show at 123 Main Street in Flemington on May 19 and 20. The art show will benefit Friends of Historic Flemington, which is working to preserve historic buildings in the town.
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The Ar ts Council of Princeton presents “Interwoven Stories International,” three-hole fabric pages, stitched w ith memor ies, places, and people, speaking to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment and creativity of an international stitching community. Cu rator D ia na Wey mar developed “Inter woven Stories” as the 2016 Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence at the Arts Council of Princeton. She returned to cu rate a n ex h ibit ion with over 300 pages from the Princeton community, Peddie School, Nantucket Stitching Gam, Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), Open Space Art (Damascus, Syria), Build Peace (Columbia), University of Puget Sound (Tacoma ), Yarns / NoDominion Theatre (Jersey City), and Trans Tipping Point Project (Victoria, BC). “This show will be a homecoming for the pages that were created in Princeton and a welcoming for pages from other places,” says Weymar. “As an international project that originated in Princeton, it’s extremely exciting to see how the pages first created in this community have inspired people around the world to create to join the collective narrative.”
The exhibit is on view in the Arts Council’s Taplin Gallery through June 23, with an Artist Talk and Closing Reception scheduled for June 23 at 1 p.m. Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more infor mation, visit artscouncilofprinceton. org or call (609) 924-8777.
Flemington Small Works Art Show May 19-20
“Interested in original art by area artists? Come to the Small Works Art Show, and support local history at the same time,” says Catherine L angley, co - chair of the event, which will benefit Friends of Historic Flemington. The show and sale will be Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 20 from noon to 6 p.m., at 123 Main Street, Flemington. An artists’ reception is planned for Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., with live music and refreshments. The public is welcome. “Artwork will sell for no more than $200, with 40 percent going to Friends of H is tor ic F lem i ng ton. We expect more than 100 paintings and mixed media items,” says Langley. “Most of the pieces will be no larger than 11x14 inches, no smaller than 8x10, but we will have some surprises too.” Ar tists use various media — from paint, pencil, and pastel to photography, fabric, and collage. Purchased artwork may be taken home immediately. Fo r a r t s h o w d e t a i l s and artist registration, go to www.FriendsofHistoricFlemington.com; click on Art Show. For more information, contact Catherine Langley at (908) 782-1676 or email@example.com.
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The 2018 Mercer County Teen Arts Festival will be held Friday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the campus of Mercer County Community College in West Windsor. The Teen Arts Festival is a comprehensive arts edu“OCEAN INLET AT RING OF KERRY”: This oil painting by Merrilee Drakulich is featured in “Layers cation program open to all of the Earth: From Core to Cloud,” on exhibit at D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center in Mercer County public, private, parochial, and homePrinceton through June 15. A reception is Friday, May 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. school students in middle
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“BARBARA SIGMUND”: This stitched fabric page by Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert is part of the “Interwoven Stories International” exhibit, on view in the Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery at 102 Witherspoon Street through June 23. and high school, grades six through 12, ages 13 to 19. “The great thing about this program is that remarkably talented young people have an opportunity to display their work to a wide audience and get positive feedback from professionals in the art world,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “Everyone is a winner.” The festival, under the direction of the Division of Culture and Heritage, spotlights the work of hundreds of Mercer County teen artists and involves scores of volunteers and more than 40 professionals serving as critics. The festival will move to the gymnasium in the event of rain. Teen Arts is an opportunity for young artists to develop the perceptual, intellectual, and technical skills to create works of art. The focus of the festival is not on competition, but participation in performance seminars, classes, and workshops in art, dance, drama, vocal and instr umental music, film, and creative writing. Visitors can view visual art pieces that are currently on display outside the gallery on the second floor of the Communications Building.
Area Exhibits Art Times Two, Princeton Brain and Spine, 731 Alexander Road Suite 200, has “The Impact of Art: artists find refuge and regeneration through their art” through August. Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, has “Interwoven S tor ie s I nter nat iona l ” through June 23. An artist talk and closing reception is June 23 at 1 p.m. artscouncilofprinceton. org. B er n ste i n G a l ler y, Rober tson Hall, Princeton University, has “Beirut: Theater of Dreams,” photography by Manual Abu- Shaneen, through August 15. D&R Greenway Land Tr ust, 1 Preser vation Place, has “Layers of the Earth: From Core to Cloud,” through June 15 with a reception on Friday, May 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. www. drgreenway.org. Ellarslie, Trenton’s City Museum in Cadwalader Park, Parkside Avenue, Trenton, has “Ellarslie Open 35” juried exhibit through July 1. www.ellarslie.com. Gallery 14, 14 Mercer Street, Hopewell, has “Walking Distance,” photographs by Dave Burwell, through May 20. www. photogallery14.com. Historical Society of Princeton, Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, has “The Einstein Salon and Innovators Gallery” and “A-Team Artists of Trenton,” as well as a permanent exhibit of historic photographs. $4 admission Wednesday-Sunday, noon- 4 p.m. Thursday extended hours till 7 p.m. and free admission 4-7 p.m. www.princetonhistory.org. T he Ja m e s A . M i chener Art Museum at 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown, Pa., has “Rae Sloan Bredin: Harm ony a nd Power” on v iew through July 15, and “Virtually Rudy: New Dimensions in Sculpture” is through July 1. www. michenerartmuseum.org.
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was sitting on the passenger seat and his iPod Nano was missing from the glovebox. On May 9, at 7:38 p.m., a 49-year-old female from Trenton was charged with DWI subsequent to a motor vehicle stop on Bayard Lane for several motor vehicle violations. A victim reported that on May 6, at 5:55 p.m., someone damaged a w indow on his property on Nassau
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Before he has a chance to help her, he gets a call from Derek letting him know that Erendreich has finished his meal and is impatiently waiting for his automobile. So, instead of freeing the woman, Sean leaves without taking anything. Of course, it doesn’t take Cale long to figure out who was in his house while he was dining. That is the intriguing point of departure of Bad Samaritan, a riveting thriller reminiscent of suspense classics Psycho (1960) and Silence of the Lambs (1991). Directed by Dean Devlin (Geostorm), the film features a talented cast that has expertly executed a captivating script that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The movie is an old-fashioned cat-and-mouse thriller with a frightening villain that is certain to haunt you long after you’ve left the theater. Excellent (HHHH). Rated R for violence, drug use, pervasive profanity, and brief nudity. Running time: 111 minutes. Production Studios: Electric Entertainment. Distributor: Electric Entertainment. —Kam Williams
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s an adolescent, Sean (Robert Sheehan) moved with his mother from Ireland to Portland, Oregon so that his stepfather could take a construction job. Seven years later, Sean has become an aspiring artist who is eking out a living parking cars at a trendy restaurant. He and a fellow valet, Derek (Carlito Olivero), devise a plan to burglarize the homes of the well-to-do customers while they’re dining. The scheme seems like an easy source of money, since most people hand over all their keys when they check their vehicles. Unfortunately, the pair didn’t consider that they might break into the house of a homicidal maniac who was in the midst of a killing spree. That’s precisely what happened the night they decided to rob Cale Erendreich (David Tennant), whose multimillion-dollar mansion was just minutes away from the restaurant. As soon as their mark enters the resturant, Sean drives off in Cale’s Maserati, and reminds Derek that he is the lookout that night. While he is ransacking the home, he stumbles upon a young woman (Kerry Condon) who is bound and gagged in a soundproof room.
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WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?: Retaurant valet parking attendant Sean (Robert Sheehan, not shown) has stumbled upon a young woman (Kerry Condon) who was bound and gagged in the house he was burglarizing while he was ostensibly parking the car of a patron of the restaurant.
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Nature Preserve. Wine, craft beer, and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are available at fopos.org. 5 p.m.: Opening celebration for “Frank Stella Unbound” including a lecture by Robert K. Wallace at 50 McCosh Hall. A reception will follow at Princeton University Art Museum. Sunday, May 20 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The Historical Society of Princeton and Princeton Public Library present a day-long workshop entitled “Research Your Roots” which will explore genealogy resources and tools for researching and preserving family history. Participation is limited to 60 people and pre-registration is required by visiting https://www. princetonlibrary.org/event/ research-your-roots/. Noon: The 3rd Annual Watershed 10K/5K Run through the Watershed Reserve in Pennington. All fitness levels are welcome to participate. To register, visit https://the watershed.org/trail-run/. Monday, May 21 10:30 a.m.: Community Options Annual Spring Golf Classic at TPC Jasna Polana in Princeton. The event includes lunch, golf activities, and dinner. Community Options is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing housing and employment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For a full schedule of events, visit https://bit. ly/2K0D9zO.
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Nassau Swim Club’s Activities and Programs Continue to Delight Swimmers of All Ages
assau Swim Club has been welcoming swimmers of all ages for 50 years. Nestled in the woods near the Institute for Advanced Study, at the tip end of Springdale Road, it is a hidden gem! “We offer a safe and bucolic environment and constant contact with nature,” says Dr. Chiara Nappi, treasurer of the club. “In addition to the swimming, we have nature walks to the Institute and the Princeton Battlefield. We take advantage of our proximity to these places.”
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A pr iv ate co op er at ive b oard -r u n orga n i z at ion, Nassau Swim Club offers 200 memberships to families and individuals. Its community atmosphere is enhanced by members taking part in the club’s operation. “The club requires each membership (family, couples, individual, and student) to help out by taking on an assignment, such as getting the pool ready, mowing the lawn and other maintenance, cleaning up, helping with repair work, arranging social activities, helping with picnics, and closing the pool,” explains Dr. Nappi. Social Events The Club has several social events throughout the
season, including its Memorial Day opening, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, and various other occasions, including a special fundraiser for the pool. “On June 15th, we will have our annual Community Evening Out, followed by our Beginning of Summer party on June 21st,” notes Dr. Nappi, who has been a member of the club since 1988. Members include people from Princeton and beyond, she adds. “I enjoy the camaraderie and the continuation of the club, seeing old friends, meeting new friends and families, and connecting with them. There is a real bond among the members.” Adults are pleased that there is always a designated two-lane lap area in the sixlane, 25-foot pool, except for three hours — 8 to 11 a.m. — when the swim team practices. Children of all ages enjoy the opportunities geared to their level. A baby or wading pool is available to kids 5 and under. Its location beside the main pool is a plus, where parents and family can keep a watchful eye on the toddlers. A 13.5-foot diving well is another feature, and in addition, chairs and tables are set up in shady spots surrounding the pool area. Extensive Training Two lifeguards and one super v isor/ lifeg uard are always on duty, with more lifeguards available depending on the number of swim-
mers. They are certified, having undergone extensive training. Sw im ming lessons are also available for all ages, including adults. There is also a stroke clinic to improve skills. T h e c l u b ’s s w i m a n d dive teams are part off the Pr inceton Area Sw im & Dive Association (PASDA), and teams consist of boys and girls 4 to 18 years old. They compete against teams in the area, and are at all ability levels. Various meets are held, including a championship meet at the end of the season. The focus of the team participation is on the enjoyment of swimming and the pleasure of being on the team, explains Dr. Nappi. “No previous experience is needed to join the team, but members are required to be able to swim one length of the pool.” Regulations for the dive team are similar to those for the swim team. General pool regulations require that children under 12 be accompanied by an adult. Those over 12 may be unaccompanied, if they have passed the deep end test, and have signed parental permission. Aquatics Program New this year is a special aquatics program, reports Dr. Nappi. “This is unique in the area, a service that only Nassau offers to its members. Members’ children, ages 5 to 12 who are enrolled in the swim and/or
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dive team are eligible. It’s a full-day program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., which mixes aquatics activities with quiet activities and interesting projects (science, nature, arts and crafts). “It is run by counselors who are also experienced swim coaches and certified life guards. We have a ratio of one counselor per six children. Board members, including myself, will supervise its implementation and make sure it runs safely and smoothly. “The reason we included this program,” she continues, “is that we want to accommodate the needs of working parents. Working parents who want their children in the swim and dive teams need a full-day program. So, we expanded and seamlessly combined the various programs already offered (swim, dive, lessons, stroke clinics, etc.) into a full day program, mixing in fun intellectual activities during quiet times. “The cost of this program to members is very affordable — the best deal in town!” The program is available during the swim and dive season, from June 25 to July 27. Daily hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nassau Swim Club provides a unique atmosphere that results in long-standing memberships, points out Dr. Nappi. “I so much enjoy the members and the memories. There have been long friendships over the years. It’s like a family. Many Benefits “Also, there are so many benefits from our club. If people don’t have the chance
NONNA AND HER “LEMMINGS”: “The Nassau Swim Club has a very attractive environment in the woods. It is very familyoriented, and there are activities all the time.” Chiara Nappi (“Nonna”), treasurer of the Nassau Swim Club, is shown with her granddaughters Nava Brenner-Witten (left) and Liliana Brenner-Witten. Both are swimmers (“lemmings”) at the club. to swim all year round, this is a way to acquire comfort and confidence and stamina in swimming. “I grew up in Naples and had a chance to be in the sea, but I didn’t really know how to swim well. I practiced my swimming skills when I came to Nassau Swim Club. I know how hard it is to learn to swim as an adult. I wanted my own children to learn to swim when they were small. And, now I also have wonderful times watching my grandchildren swim. This is the first year both girls will be on the swim team together. They — and all the kids — are like lemmings. They love to go into the water.” Fa m i ly a n d i n d iv i d u a l m e mb er s h ip s are av a i l able at reasonable costs, with discounts offered for seniors, graduate students from Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study, and Princeton Theological Seminary. There is also a generous guest policy. Members may bring their
own snacks or lunch, and there is a refrigerator. In addition, a food truck comes on Fridays and an ice cream truck comes every day. It is important to continue to expand the membership, notes Dr. Nappi “The world has changed. Many mothers work outside the house now and can’t always bring their children to the pool and stay with them. This is one reason we started the aquatics program. “I look forward to seeing the club continue to grow. It is such a beautiful opportunity for everyone. We are very proud to meet the needs of the families, including the working families. The ability to swim is so important for people, and our club is also a wonderful way for people to get together.” The pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Summer hours are 11 a.m to 8 p.m. For further information, consult the website: www.nassauswimclub. org. —Jean Stratton
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PU Women’s 8 Takes 3rd Straight Ivy Crown; Primed for Strong Showing in NCAA Regatta
ori Dauphiny had a good feeling about her Princeton University women’s open varsity eight as it headed into the Ivy League championship regatta last weekend. “This last week of training prior to the championships, they made some really nice strides,” said Princeton head coach Dauphiny. “I started to notice that the boat was picking up speed.” The Tigers displayed good speed in their opening heat last Sunday morning on Cooper River in Pennsauken, N.J., cruising to a win with a time of 6:46.027 over the 2,000-meter course with Harvard taking second in 6:54.287. “ We k n e w t h a t H a rvard and Dartmouth were very close in speed so we thought they would drive the pace,” said Dauphiny. “It ended up being a nice heat in which there was a good spread and it allowed us to prepare for the final.” In the final, the Tigers ended up setting the pace, pulling away to the win with a time of 6:37.176 with Yale taking second in 6:40.036 and Penn in third at 6:43.790. “We knew that the field was going to be close so we talked about it and said
no matter what, no matter where you are, we know it is going to be close,” said Dauphiny, whose top boat has now won three straight Ivy crowns and four in the last five years. “We have to race our own race. They did a really nice job of execution. There was a lot of adrenaline so in the beginning they were probably rowing higher than we usually do because they were so excited to be in the grand final but they settled down a little bit. They were able to take the lead somewhere after 500 meter mark; it was really close off the start with high strokes and shifts. Once they settled into their base rhythm, they were able to take some seats. Yale did a really nice job, they pushed back again but it wasn’t enough.” With the win punching a ticket for Princeton to compete in the NCAA championship regatta from May 25-27 in Sarasota, Fla., Dauphiny believes her top boat can go even faster. “The boat is developing and I do think there is more speed to be found,” said Dauphiny. “They are very committed to the next week because we really only have a week of preparation.” The second varsity eight will also be competing at
the NCAAs and should be bringing in a boatload of confidence into that regatta after edging Yale to win its heat and then prevailing in the grand final with a time of 6:47.136 followed by Yale in 6:49.994 and Brown in 6:52.541. “They beat all odds, they were ranked third going in and it was a different lineup than what had raced during the season,” said Dauphiny, referring to her second varsity. “They were experienced racers but not in that lineup. The heat in that boat was extremely important because it was really their first race of the season. It was a time for them to get experience under their belt and to test their speed and see what we would need to do for the final. It was a nice result in the heat that they were able to beat a crew that they had lost to in the regular season. It gave them more confidence going into the final, understanding what their boat was capable of. It also has a great number of seniors so I think there is maturity and the ability to come into a race with a new lineup and not be frazzled by that.” In the wake of a disappointing showing at the 2017 NCAA Championship, which saw the top
OPEN ARMS: Members of the Princeton University women’s open varsity eight celebrate after winning the grand final at the Ivy League championship regatta on Cooper River in Pennsauken, N.J. last Sunday. It was the third straight Ivy crown for the open top boat and its fourth in the last five years. Princeton is next in action when it competes at the NCAA championship regatta from May 25-27 in Sarasota, Fla. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications) boat take ninth overall after an undefeated regular season, Dauphiny is looking to fine-tune things on and off the water in the lead-up to this year’s nationals. “One thing that we are doing is looking closely at the final exams and trying to see how we can best prepare,” said Dauphiny. “I don’t think that they were unprepared last year. It is just that many of them hadn’t experienced being in a championship and having exams at the same time. I am hoping that their experience from last year will help this year. We are discussing it more in advance this year than we did
last year in hopes of being able to balance it better.” Taking on such foes as Michigan, Iowa, Virginia, Notre Dame, Syracuse, and Wisconsin this season in addition to the traditional Ivy slate should help the Tigers be better prepared for the NCAA competition. “We had a very competitive spring schedule and I think that will be helpful to us going into the national championship,” said Dauphiny. “We had a fair amount of crossover across the country, which is nice. It gives you more experience and it helps you to build confidence as well. I know the
competition will be very intense and that the Pac 12 looks to be very good.” Dauphiny, for her part, is confident that the spirit of unity permeating the Princeton program will help her rowers compete their hardest at the nationals. “We are very proud of the team and proud of our coaches,” said Dauphiny. “I am very proud of the program to have accomplished what they did. The only reason that those top two boats could finish No. 1 in their league was because of all the pushing and support that they received as a team.” —Bill Alden
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PU Baseball Alum Young Takes MLB Position
Former Princeton University baseball star pitcher Chris Young ‘02 has been named Vice President, OnField Operations, Initiatives and Strategy, Major League Baseball ( MLB ) said last week. Young will work under MLB’s Chief Baseball Officer, Joe Torre, and report to Peter Woodfork, the Senior Vice President of On-Field Operations. Young’s duties will include working with MLB’s Baseball Operations and Umpiring Operations Departments on issues affecting play on
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Tiger Women’s Tennis Falls in NCAA Opener
Battling to the final point, the 24th-ranked Princeton University women’s tennis team fell 4-3 to 19th-ranked Illinois in the opening round of the NCAA tournament last Friday in Lubbock, Texas. Princeton won the doubles points and also got wins from Katrine Steffensen at first singles and Gaby Pollner at fifth singles. The defeat left the Tigers with a final record of 19-4.
Princeton Women’s Golf Takes 15th at Regional
Maya Walton starred as the Princeton University women’s golf team placed 15th of 18 squads at the NCA A Regional at T PC Harding Park in San Francisco last week. Sophomore Walton carded a 1-over 217 for the three-round event to tie for 22nd individually. In the team standings, the Tigers had a total score of 37-over 901. Stanford took first with an 8-under total of 856.
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Obiageri Ameachi starred as the Princeton University women’s track team finished second at the ECAC Championships last weekend at Weaver Stadium. Freshman Ameachi placed first in the discus in 183’5, the second-best mark in Ivy League history, coming within four inches of the Ivy record. She is currently ranked 17th in the NCAA and is ranked third in the world under-20 in the discus. Senior Melissa Reed posted an impressive win
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PU Men’s Heavyweights 4th at Eastern Sprints
Falling just short in a tight battle, the Princeton University men’s heavyweight varsity eight took fourth in the grand final at the Eastern Sprints last Sunday at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. Yale took first in a time of 5 : 54.668 over t he 2,000-meter course with Harvard taking second in 5:58.072, Brown coming in third at 5:58.232 and the Tigers clocking 5:58.728 in finishing fourth. Princeton is next in action when it competes in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championship regatta from June 1-3 at Mercer Lake in West Windsor.
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Princeton Men’s Track Takes 5th in IC4A Meet
Highlighted by a recordbreaking performance from its 4x100 relay, the Princeton University men’s track team placed fifth in the IC4A Championships this weekend at Weaver Stadium. P r i nceton place d f ir s t in the 4x100 relay as the quartet of Charles Volker, Joey Daniels, Austin Carbone, and Carrington Akosa posted a sub-40 second time for the first time in Princeton history with a 39.90. It marks the fourth fastest time in Ivy League history. Au g u s t K i l e s f i n i s h e d second in the pole vault ( 5. 2 8 m ) , e a r n i n g e i g h t points for Princeton, while
Andrew Dielhl was fourth in the high jump with a 2.07m, securing five points. P r i nceton s nagge d 41 points overall in the event to place fifth out of 43 squads. Navy was first in the team standing with 72 points, followed by Northeastern (63), William and Mary (52) and Rhode Island (47).
Tiger Men’s Lightweights Second at Eastern Sprints
Battling valiantly against top-ranked Columbia, the Princeton University men’s lightweight varsity eight took second in its grand final at the Eastern Sprints last Sunday at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. Columbia clocked a time of 6:08.060 over the 2,000-meter course with the Tigers taking second in 6:11.002. Princeton returns to action when it takes part in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championship regatta from June 1-3 at Mercer Lake in West Windsor.
Tiger Hoops Alum Rogers To Receive Court of Honor Award
Princeton University men’s basketball alum John Rogers ’80, chairman and CEO of Ariel Capital Investments, will receive the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Court of Honor Award at a June 20 gala in New York, the NABC has announced. Rogers, t he w inner of Princeton’s B.F. Bunn Trophy as the team’s most valuable player in 1980 as the team won the Ivy League title, established Ariel in Chicago and has gone on to sit on the boards of Exelon, McDonald’s and The New York Times Company and is a trustee at the University of Chicago, the Rush University Medical Center and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra while being a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and
EAGLE EYE: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Elizabeth George heads to goal in recent action. Last Friday, junior star George scored two goals and had five draw controls to help Princeton edge Syracuse 12-11 in double overtime in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Two days later, George tallied three goals and had four draw controls but it wasn’t enough as Princeton fell 16-10 at fourth-seeded Boston College in a second round contest. The loss to the Eagles left the Tigers with a final record of 13-6. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
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the field, including the application of playing rules and regulations, on-field standards and discipline, pace of play and other special projects With being hired by the MLB’s front office, Young’s superb MLB career comes to an end. The former Tiger played 13 years with the Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, and Kansas City Royals. He finished his career with a 79-67 record and 3.95 ERA in 1,297 and 2/3 innings of work. He made one All-Star game in 2007, won the 2014 American League Comeback Player of the Year and helped t he Royals to t he 2015 World Series. During his Princeton career, Young was named the 1999 Ivy League Rookie of
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PHS Boys’ Track Dominates County Meet, Earning First Triple Crown in Program History Last May, the Princeton High boys’ track and field team was bit terly disap pointed when it fell one point short of winning the Mercer County Championships. “The moment we lost that meet by one point, the guys looked at each and said we are not letting this happen again,” said Ben Samara, the associate head coach of the PHS boys’ and girls’ teams. Competing at this year’s county meet last Saturday at Steinert High, PHS didn’t let anyone get close to it, crushing the competition on the way to its first outdoor title since 1982. PHS won 10 of 18 events, piling up 136.50 points with runner-up Trenton far behind with 57. In so doing, the Little Tigers achieved the “triple crown” of county titles as they won the boys’ cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track crowns this school year. It marks the first triple crown in program history and second ever in the county. “That day was the catalyst for everything that has happened this season,” asserted Samara, referring to the loss in the 2017 county meet.. “We said in the weeks and days leading up to the meet, leave no doubts. Those are the words we used. It was pretty special and the way we did it was a complete and total destr uction of Mercer County. The 4x800 relay left no doubts, starting the meet with a win as the quartet of Acasio Pinheiro, Tucker Zullo, Jackson McCarthy, Nick Delaney clocked a time of 8:12.75. “We loaded up that 4x800 we made sure that we set the tone for the meet,” said Samara. “From there, it was just like a snowball downhill.” The momentum continued in the sprinting events as Matt Perello placed first in the 100 in a personal best of 11.07 and fourth in the 200 (22.60), Nils Wildberg won the 200 in 22.02 while Perello and Wildberg combined with Varun Narayan
and Jack Whetstone to win the 4x100 in a school record time of 43.28. “We have never traditionally been a strong sprint program,” noted Samara. “We have been building ourselves into a dominant sprint program for the last couple of years. It is just showing that now we are the dominant sprint team in Mercer County, and that is a really good feeling.” In Samara’s v iew, that success is the product of the sprinters developing some deep bonds. “Matt has really latched on to guys like Varun and Nils,” said Samara. “Those guys have really connected with each other and connected to each other. They just continue to develop together that is the big thing about his development and t h e ir d e velopm e nt as a whole.” Narayan had a very big day as he won the long jump in 22’6 and took first in the triple jump with a personal record leap of 43’9. “Varun was the MVP, he scored the most points on our team,” said Samara of the Carnegie Mellon-bound Narayan. “I s t i ll rem emb er t h is time his freshman year and there is no way that he or I could have known what he was going to become. He is monster. To be a double champion is something he really deser ves. There is nobody that has earned it more than he has through hard work and just sheer will. The thing about Varun is that he is technician. He watches videos after every meet and spends hours studying his events.” PHS continued its dominance in the throwing events and pole vault as Paul Brennan took first in both the shot put (52’ 5.75) and discus (162’ 2) while Simon Schenk won the pole vault (14’6). “Paul is just our old reliable and it is nice to add Simon to that mix this year,” said Samara. “With Simon and Paul, we just mark the 30 points down and we move on and we are able to focus on other stuff because they
have just been so dominant. That is a really nice luxury to have.” It is also nice to have Will Hare heading up the Little Tiger distance crew as he won the 3,200 in a time of 9:11.13, the top time in the state so far this season. “Will made a really smart decision; he went out running the mile early in the meet and he made a tactical decision that it was going to be a kicking race and he wasn’t going to be in it,” said Samara. “He shut it down about halfway through and saved
himself for that 2-mile. He made that decision to save that energ y and he laid down a tremendous time in the 2-mile. It was personal best for him.” The squad’s collective energy helped PHS pile up the third most all-time points at the meet behind only Trenton’s 151 in 1984 and 139 in 1987. “Everybody just fighting for ever y point, Jackson McCarthy ends up tying for sixth place in the 800, I had never seen a tie like that before,” said Samara. Jack Phelan is a guy who
est group in the state but I think if we are ever going to do it, this is the year.” No matter what happens, it is going to be a year to remember for Samara and his athletes. “It is a really special time. I am finding myself thinking about track 24/7 right now,” said samara. “It is so much fun and you can see it on the guys’ faces how much fun it is for them.” —Bill Alden
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CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT: Members of the Princeton High boys’ track and field team celebrate last Saturday after they dominated the competition on the way to winning the Mercer County Championships. PHS won 10 of 18 events in the meet held at Steinert High and piled up 136.50 points with runner-up Trenton far behind with 57. In so doing, the Little Tigers achieved the “triple crown” of county titles as they have won the boys’ cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track crowns this school year. PHS will go after another title when it competes in the Central Jersey Group 4 sectional meet on May 25-26.
has been working his butt off to get a sixth in the triple jump. Kevin Linko gets a fifth in the pole vault. They got all the little points we didn’t necessarily need as a team score. But these guys were laying themselves on the line just in case; that is what we are trying to embody.” In reflecting on the triple crown, Samara said it has resulted from a group effort, “It is tremendous ; it is about the guys, it is about the coaches, and the parents,” said Samara. “It is about the guys believing that they can do things that weren’t possible before. We said to the guys after the meet, just enjoy this moment, because this a moment that they are never going to forget. As we said to them before the meet, this is the greatest team in PHS track and field history, and that is saying a lot, but no one is going to know it unless you get the job done, and they got the job done.” The Little Tigers are in t he hunt to achieve an other triple crown as they look ahead to the upcoming in the state sectional and group meets. “I would say at this point, we are the favorite in the sectional with the way that the sprints have rounded out and the way that our field events have rounded out,” said Samara. “I don’t think there is a team in the state that is going to count us out at this point. The group meet is always tough, East Orange i s a l w ay s r e a l l y to u g h . Group 4 is by far the tough-
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Stunning Powerhouse Allentown With Late Rally, PHS Baseball Earns Respect in Making MCT Semis For the Princeton High baseball team, getting to open t he Mercer Count y Tournament with a home game proved to the catalyst for a memorable run. H o s t i n g 10 t h - s e e d e d H ig ht s tow n i n t h e f ir s tround matchup on May 7, seventh-seeded PHS came through with a 4-0 win. â€œWe started the week off great, Ben Amon pitched a gem,â€? said Lit tle Tiger head coach Dave Roberts. â€œWe had a pret t y good crowd turn out. We probably could have scored a few more r u ns t hat day, but we scored enough to w i n. W h e n you r pitch e r throws a shutout, you
score plenty to win as long as it is one more than they have.â€? Rober ts was not surpr i s e d t h at A m on c a m e through. â€œHe matched up well w it h Hightstow n the first time he pitched a g a i n s t t h e m ,â€? n o t e d Roberts of the junior who struck out six, walked two, and gave up three hits in t h e s h u to u t ag a i n s t t h e Rams. â€œHe basically shut them out out, giving up one run. I was really confident going into that day with him on the mound. He just did what I expected of him, to be honest, and got us rolling for sure.â€?
T h e L it t le T iger s kept rolling in the quarterfinal las t We d n e s d ay as t h e y o v e r c a m e a 5 -1 d e f i c i t enter ing t he f if t h inning at second-seeded powerhous e A llentow n to pu ll out an 8-7 triumph. â€œI canâ€™t say enough about the teamâ€™s resiliency, that day was one of the most intense baseball games I have ever been a part of,â€? s a i d Rob e r t s a s To m m y Reid went 3-of-5 with two runs with Paul Cooke going 2-of-4 and scoring two runs, Teddy Durbin chipping in t wo hits and t wo RBIs, and Alec Silverman contributing a hit and two RBIs to spark the rally.
â€œThere were some tough c a l l s f r om t h e u m p i r e s, they took a home run away from us. The great thing was that they used all of that negative momentum and turned it into a positive. The guys banded together so much. We put it on them those last three i n n i ngs ; we ju s t f lipp e d the game on them. We put together amazing at-bats and it was incredible from everybody.â€? The win put the Little Tigers in the count y semis for t h e f i r s t t i m e i n 13 years. â€œIt is awesome; as far as anybody can remember, I think the only other guy who did it was John Miranda, who made it to the semis with the 2001 team and the 2005 team that I was an assistant on,â€? said
Rober ts, referring to the late Miranda, who served as the baseball coach before becom ing PHS at h letic director. Although PHS was edged 4-2 in the semis by third-seeded Not tingham las t Monday at B ob D e Meo Field in Hamilton, it showed how much it has pr o g r e s s e d f r om fa l l i n g 16 -1 to the Northstars in a regular season game on April 13. â€œ I t h i n k w e m atc h u p
well with them in terms of our pitching and the lineup,â€? said Rober ts, whose team dropped to 13-8 with the loss and w ill look to produce another deep run as it competes in the upcoming state tournament. â€œYou are grinding it out, it could be anybody at this point. It is a m is sion to prove to that team that the first game was a fluke.â€? â€” Bill Alden
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JACK OF ALL TRADES: Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse player Jack Konopka controls the ball against Hightstown in the Mercer County Tournament championship game last Thursday. Senior star Konopka contributed an assist and good work on face-offs to help the Panthers prevail 9-3 and win their third straight county crown. Earlier in the week, Konopka tallied three goals and two assists to help PDS pull away to a 14-4 win over Robbinsville in the MCT semifinals.
THIRD DEGREE: Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse player Brooks Johnson marks a Hightstown attacker in the Mercer County Tournament championship game last Thursday. Senior star and Gettysburg College-bound defender Johnson helped key a stifling performance as second-seeded PDS defeated topseeded Hightstown 9-3 to earn its third straight county crown and end the spring with 10-5 record. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
ing on all cylinders,” said Konopka. “Our team just looks sharp. The mindset was definitely to not underestimate them, but we had been there before.” Two days later, the Panthers looked sharp at both ends of the field, defeating top-seeded Hightstown 9-3
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L ast spr ing, Nick Day starred as a face-off man extraordinaire for the Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse team. With Day having graduated and now playing at Bowdoin, senior Jack Konopka stepped into the face-off role this year. “For me, most of the year, I have been a scrappy guy who tries to create a 50/50 ground ball for our wings to win it,” said Konopka. L as t we ek, Konopk a’s scrappy work in the face-off helped second-seeded PDS seize control against thirdseeded Robbinsville in semifinals of the Mercer County Tournament. “It was really nice to get a couple of face-off wins and just go from there,” said Konopka, reflecting ion a game which saw the Panthers build a 6-1 lead by intermission. In addit ion to com ing up with four ground balls against the Ravens, Konopka chipped in three goals and two assists to help PDS pull away to a 14-4 win in the May 8 contest. “Today I was feeling myself, I am feeling really sharp myself,” said Konopka, who is called “Jungle” by his teammates. With the Panthers having defeated Robbinsville 11-4 in a regular season meeting in late April, Konopka saw the effort last week as proof that PDS was peaking at the right time. “I think we are in good shape right now, we are fir-
in the title game to earn their third straight county crown and send Konopka and his classmates out on a high note. “For my senior year, it is going to be great just having the opportunity to try and get one more,” said Konopka. “We are brothers, that is all I have to say, we just love each other.” —Bill Alden
chance of a rally on the way to a 9-3 victory. “We just knew to do what we did in the first half, play our game, keep them out, and let Greenie get the shots that he wants to see, and we would be done,” said Johnson. “We all play together, it is a big part of everything that we do. All of my defensemen are great: Jared Leveson, Dave Phillips, and Sam Bernardi. When one of us is feeling it, we are all feeling it. We feed off each other.” Afterward, an emotional head coach D’Andrea ref lected on a memorable PDS tenure with the raucous postgame celebration swirling around him. “The one thing I have learned over time here is this program will long outlast the two of us,” said D’Andrea, who was doused with a bucket of ice water as his players basked in the glow of the title. “I have been here for five, six years and this has been really special for me to see t hese seniors grow into who they are. You look at the bottom of our shirts and it says ‘together.’ This is a really, really tight group. I have been fortunate to play and coach at a number of levels and the PDS experience has been right at the top of the list. This has been a special group and special families together; they are very, very tight.” Winning a third county crown was a fitting finale for D’Andrea. “I think it is a great opportunity for us to come in the end of the year,” said D’Andrea. “We were really excited for the challenge and played a couple of nice games at the end here.” The Panthers jumped out to a 3-1 lead by the end of the first quarter against Rams and never lost control of the contest.
With Konopka Displaying Versatility, PDS Boys’ Lax Rolled into MCT Final
Brooks Johnson and his teammates on the Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse team know how to handle the high-stakes atmosphere of the Mercer County Tournament championship game. Having won county crowns in 2016 and 2017 and advancing to the final in 2015, the second-seeded Panthers brought a sense of calm to the field when they faced top-seeded Highstown in this year’s title game last Thursday at WW/P-North. “Coming out here, we s a id le t’s zon e out t h e crowd, play our game and we will be fine,” said PDS senior defender Johnson. “It was don’t worry about any other stuff that comes with title games.” T here was some extra stuff going on for the Panthers, however, as the championship contest marked the final game for Johnson and his classmates as well as head coach Rich D’Andrea and assistant coach Rob Tuckman. “The emotions were high, it was pretty sad for the seniors,” said Johnson. “We have a strong senior class and we are going to miss Tuck and Rich. They are the greatest coaches I have ever had, but it as their time to call it.” Channeling the emotions, the PDS players applied the lessons they have learned from their coaches, executing at both ends of the field in building a 9-1 lead by halftime. “We just played our game. Connor [Green] made the saves in goal like he always does,” said Johnson. “We started off well. He made some big saves and we just kept going that way. We got the confidence from that.” In the second half, the PDS defense stif led the R ams, snuf f ing out any
“We pushed at the right times and we were fortunate to put a couple into the back of the net,” said D’Andrea. “Their goalie came up with some really great saves, but we were able to capitalize early and create some separation there that put us in our comfort zone.” Utilizing its methodical offensive style, PDS displayed the balanced offense that has made it so formidable in recent years. “It is pretty neat. You hear the guys yell ‘One more!’ all the time; it is a really selfless group,” said D’Andrea, who got two goals and two assists from senior star Elon Tuck man against Hightstown with junior standout Coby Auslander chipping in two goals and two assists, s op h o m or e C a l C ap u to scoring three goals, and sophomore Jake Bennett contributing one goal and two assists. “They are always looking for the next pass. It is really, really fun to watch. It is tough to defend and it is a strong balanced approach. Elon did an outstanding job this year.” The defense was also outstanding as it thwarted the high-powered Rams. “Coach Tuckman has been running the defense for the last number of years here and he has got a lot of tools in his bag,” said D’Andrea. “He doe s a g re at job scouting and our defensive unit knows the scouts going into it. They try to identify strengths and take them away. Our guys were able to execute it right away. Hightstown is exceptionally talented, they have a lot of goals this year.” While PDS wasn’t exceptionally talented this season, it employed a high lax IQ to produce another championship campaign and a 10-5 record. “We really challenge these kids to take ownership over the program, and ever y year, it is a little bit different,” said D’Andrea “It is a moving target to what our needs are ; this group certainly recognized that we were paper thin this year so we had to be smarter a lot of the time and fortunately we were able to do that today.” D’Andrea feels fortunate to have guided the Panthers. “I have loved being part of this program,” said D’Andrea. “I consider all of the players as family; my kids have grown up around this family.” Johnson, for his part, sees the family feeling as the highlight of his PDS experience. “I will remember all the title games I played in and all of the championships that we won, obviously, but it is more just the great times we have all shared together,” said the Gettysburg Collegebound Johnson. “It is really a brotherhood.” —Bill Alden
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PDS Girls’ Lax Falls Short of 4th Straight Prep B Title, But Stellar Group of Seniors Leaving Special Legacy Last Monday was a date that had been circled on the calendar all spring for the Princeton Day School girls’ lacrosse team. It was the state Prep B championship game and, having won three straight crowns, the program was shooting from day one of the season to achieve a fourpeat. Even though it was seeded third, PDS made it back to the title contest and hosted fifth-seeded MorristownBeard on a sun-splashed Smoyer Field. Panther senior star midfielder/attacker Kate Bennett knew that earning the fourth straight crown wasn’t
going to come easy. “This was going to be the game where we needed to play together and play our game,” said Bennett. “We always talk about those beautiful passes in transition. We look to see them and get everyone involved.” With Bennett scoring a goal and an assist, the Panthers enjoyed a beautiful start, jumping out to a 4-0 lead. “We always do this little breathing thing in the beginning, breathe in, breathe out so when we come out here and we are ready to play and we are ready to go,” said Bennett. “We came out re-
ally strong; it was 4-0 and we were getting the draws.” But the upstart Crimson made a strong response, reeling off five straight goals to take a 5-4 lead at halftime and then tallied the first three goals of the second half to go up 8-4. “We fought back; Ellie Schofield came out there on the draw and she really crushed it,” said Bennett. “Assists are where it was at for us today, and we were really looking for those inside passes.” Bennett took advantage of some of those inside looks scoring two goals as PDS pulled ahead 9-8. But Mo-Beard tied the game at
9-9 and then pulled out the game tallying a goal with 0.6 seconds left in regulation. The Panthers secured possession with about 1:30 left in regulation and generated a couple of shots but MoBeard was able to get the ball in the waning seconds and race down the field to find the back of the net just before the final buzzer went off. “We had this play ‘Big Ben,’ that is the spread,’ said Bennett, who ended up with three goals and an assist on the day. “When it was at 9-9, we knew it was going to come down to that last goal and our goal was to keep it there as long as possible, play out the clock, and then get that last shot. We got unlucky, they played really well.”
While Bennett was disappointed by the final result, she feels lucky to have shared the journey with her classmates. “It was so fantastic, we had nine seniors on the team this year and it was totally different ballgame than having two captains as we always have,” said Bennett, who served as a team co-captain along with fellow seniors Kyra Hall, Bridget Kane, and Madison Mundenar. “There was a lot of really good leadership in different ways. We spent the first half of the season specifically filling in spots; who is going to be the vocal defensive person and that leader by example. We figured it out, we started playing like we knew we could.” PDS head coach Jill Thomas tipped her hat to the squad’s senior group. “They have accomplished so much, look at them, leaving with a legacy like that,” said Thomas, whose senior group also includes Emma Dries, Elena Schomburg, Summer Patterson, Elizabeth Brennan, and Kaylah Bland in addition to Bennett, Hall, Kane, and Mundenar. “You couldn’t ask for a finer bunch of girls. Many are going to go on and playing for bigger programs.” In reflecting on the defeat in the finale which left the Panthers at 8-9, Thomas said she could not have asked for more from her players. “They fought really, really hard,” said Thomas, who
got two goals and an assist from Kane with Hall tallying a goal and two assists and junior Maddy Birch chipping in two goals. “We were on fire in the beginning, they came back and had an answer and then we had answer for them. It was a game of runs, and whoever had it last was going to win. We just couldn’t stick one in there. Their goalie had a couple of good stops at the end. We just couldn’t find the back of the net when we needed to.” Thomas credited Bennett with coming up with a very good performance in her last outing for the Panthers. “Kate had a great game and that is how you want to go out,” said Thomas. “You want to leave it all on the field and be the best you can be.” T h e Dar t m out h - b ou n d Bennett, for her part, is leaving with indelible memories of her PDS experience. “I am proud to be able to carry this with me wherever I go,” said Bennett. “Coach Thomas has been my longest teacher, longest coach, and longest friend at PDS. I have been with her for a while and this team has really been together since seventh grade. We played in and out of school together. It is going to be different, but I think all of us are really looking forward to the places we are going. This is one of those happy things that, whenever college is tough, we can look back on the years we have shared together.” —Bill Alden
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GOOD RUN: Hun School baseball Adam Wijaya runs to first base in recent action. Senior third baseman Wijaya starred as Hun advanced to the Mercer County Tournament semifinals for the first time in 11 years. The fifth-seeded Raiders topped 12th-seeded Pennington 8-5 in a first-round contest on May 7 and then upended fourth-seeded Steinert 5-2 last Wednesday. Hun’s county run ended when it fell 9-0 to top-seeded Hopewell Valley in the semis last Monday evening. The Raiders, now 13-6, will be going after a third consecutive state Prep A title this week. Top-seeded Hun will host fourth-seeded Peddie School in a first round game on May 16 with the double elimination tournament to wrap up this weekend at Peddie from May 19-20. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
Hav ing exp er ience d a number of early exits in the Mercer County Tournament in recent years, the Hun School baseball team was determined to make a deep run in the tourney this spring. Hosting 12th-seeded Pennington in the opening round last week, fifth-seeded Hun didn’t waste any time showing that it meant business, scoring a run in the first inning and five in the second on the way to an 8-5 victory. “We knew that Pennington was going to come out and be a much different team than we had seen the first time that we played them,” said Hun head coach Tom Monfiletto, whose squad had routed Pennington 20-2 in a regular season meeting. “They have good players and they have a great coach. We knew that they would come out ready to compete and we were ready for them too, so it was good.” Senior third baseman and Hamilton College -bound Adam Wijaya produced a very good performance in the win, going 3-for-3 with a triple and four RBIs. “Adam has been incredible, and the coolest part about this story is that basically, for the second half of last year, he didn’t play too much,” said Monfiletto, noting that Wijaya fell into a batting slump midway through the 2017 campaign. “He was a little upset with how he played and his lack of contribution towards the end of the year. He made a vow
to himself and the team that he was going to be a huge contributor for us this year. He has been our best player, there is no getting around it. Defensively he has been as strong as he has been offensively. He is playing with an incredible confidence.” The Raiders gained a big confidence builder with a 5-2 win at perennial nemesis Steinert in a quarterfinal clash last Wednesday. “I thought about saying it is really not that big of a deal, it is just one step to our main goal, but it was a big deal,” said Monfiletto. “We had a lot of people there. That game meant a lot to a lot of people because it had been so long since we had beaten them, and we have such great respect for that program. It was good to finally be on the other end of a game like that. When we went down 2-1 in the first inning, in previous years we would hang our heads and let the game kind of take over and we didn’t let that happen this year.” Senior star Jack Erbeck took over on the mound, going the distance with 10 strikeouts and one walk. “Jack made some adjustments and he was phenomenal, I think he retired the last 11 batters in a row,” said Monfiletto. “He gets stronger as the game goes on. He was great and then we had a big inning in there to pad our lead and make it 5-2, and from that point on, Jack just got it done.”
Junior catcher Dan Melnick helped Hun get it done with the bat, going 2-for-3 with an RBI. “Melnick was really fired up for that game. He is friends with a lot of kids on that team,” said Monfiletto, noting that Jake Sloss and Cole Palmeri also hail from Hamilton, the home of Steinert. “We love the Hamilton influence on our program. Melly is one of our hardest workers. He has been very consistent this year with the bat and he picked a great day to have one of his best game at the plate.” The hard work of the team collectively resulted in a spe-
cial achievement for the program. “This is the first time we have been in the semis in 11 years. I have never gotten there as a player or a coach, ” said Monfiletto. While Hun didn’t have a good time against top-seeded Hopewell Valley in semis falling behind 5-0 by the fourth inning on the way to a a 9-0 loss, the Raiders are fired up to go for its third straight state Prep A title later this week. Top-seeded Hun will host fourth-seeded Peddie School in a first round game on May 16 with the double elimination tournament to wrap up this weekend at Peddie from May 19-20. “This is it, this is the week,” said Monfiletto. “We are confident. They know they can score runs, they think they can hit against anybody.” —Bill Alden
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to win the Mercer County Tournament for the second straight year. The Big Red wrap up the season by playing at the Hill School (Pa.) on May 16 and hosting Peddie on May 17.
NEAR MISS: Members of the Stuart Country Day School track team are all smiles after they placed second at the state Prep B meet last week. Stuart just missed earning the team title as it scored 115.50 points, one point behind champion Villa Walsh, which came in at 116.50. Senior star Michelle Kwafo led the way for the Tartans, taking first place in three events — the 100 meter dash, the 200, and the 100 hurdles. Senior Alison Walsh earned her third Prep B state title in the high jump, having won the indoor title in 2017 and 2018. The meet culminated for Stuart with a win in the 4x400 relay, as the quartet of sophomore Alex Ottomanelli, senior Kendra Brenya, sophomore Jasmine Hansford, and junior Priscilla Francois prevailed.
Hun Softball: Abby Zucatti had a huge day as Hun defeated Peddie 12-0 last Saturday. Zucatti went 2-for-3 with five RBIs to help the Raiders improve to 9-6. Hun will now compete in the state Prep A tournament where it is seeded second and slated to host third-seeded Lawrwenceville in a semifinal contest on May 15 with the victor advancing to the title game on May 17. ——— Girls’ Lacrosse: Hannah Bunce ended her career on a high note as Hun fell 17-6 at Morristown last Saturday in its season finale. Senior star Bunce tallied three goals and an assist as the Raiders ended with a final record of 7-10.
Pennington Baseball: Chad Brunner hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning as third-seeded Pennington defeated sixth-seeded Rutgers Prep 6-5 in the state Prep B quarterfinals last Thursday. The Red Raiders, who fell 5-4 to Lawrence in a Mercer County Tournament consolation game last Friday to move to 9-9, are slated to host seventh-seeded PDS in the Prep B quarters on May 15 with the victor advancing to the title game on May 17 at Diamond Nation in Flemington. ——— Boys’ Lacrosse : Ending the season on a high note, Pennington defeated Peddie 9-7 last Thursday in its season finale. Vince Colalillo
tallied four goals and an assist as the Red Raiders finished with a 4-10 record. ——— G irls’ L acrosse : Maddi Seibel had three goals and an as sist, but it wasn’t enough as Pennington fell 17-8 to Peddie last Friday. The defeat left the Red Raiders with a final record of 9-7.
Baseball: Tommy Sarsfield starred as seventh-seeded PDS defeated second-seeded Newark Academy 4-1 in the state Prep B quarterfinals last Friday. Sarsfield had a double and two RBIs in the win for the Panthers. In upcoming action, PDS, which lost 21-8 to WW/P-South last Monday to fall to 8-10, is slated to play at third-seeded Pennington in the Prep B semis on May 15 with the victor advancing to the title game on May 17 at Diamond Nation in Flemington. ——— Softball: Unable to get its bats going, sixth-seeded PDS fell 12-2 at third-seeded Montclair Kimberley Academy in the state Prep B quarterfinals last Thursday. The defeat left the Panthers with a final record of 1-9. ——— Boys’ Tennis: Moving to 6-7 on the season, PDS fell 5-0 to the Haverford School (Pa.) last Friday. In upcoming action, the Panthers play at Germantown Academy (Pa.) on May 16 and at Pennington on May 17 before starting play in the state Prep B tournament on May 20 at Wardlaw Hartridge.
Girls’ Lacrosse:Annabelle Albert starred in a losing cause as top-seeded Lawrenceville fell 10-7 to second-seeded Oak Knoll in the state Prep A championship game last Monday. Albert tallied four goals and an assist for the Big Red, who dropped to 16-3. Four days earlier, Albert and Meg Hillman each scored three goals as top- Boys’ Lacrosse: Running seeded Lawrenceville defeated into a buzzsaw, PHS fell 17-1 second-seeded Allentown 13-2 to Westfield last Saturday.
Freshman Patrick McDonald scored the lone goal for the Little Tigers as they moved to 5-12. ——— Girls’ Lacrosse: Shaylah Marciano triggered the offense to help PHS defeat Manasquan 18-11 last Monday. Sophomore Marciano tallied four goals and four assists for the Little Tigers, who improved to 10-10. In upcoming action, PHS will be competing in the Central Jersey Group 4 sectional, where it is seeded first and slated to host a quarterfinal matchup on May 17. ——— Boys’ Tennis: Sparked by its trio of singles stars, secondseeded PHS defeated seventhseeded Mendham 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the North 2, Group 3 sectional last Monday. Noah Lilienthal posted a straight-set win at first singles with jerry Gu and Kevin Yang following suit at second and third singles, respectively. The Little Tigers, now 17-2, will host third-seeded WW/P-North in the sectional semis on May 17. ——— Girls’ Track: A win in the 4x400 relay was a highlight as PHS placed fourth in the team standings at the Mercer County Championship last Saturday at Steinert High. The girls 4x400 relay won its fifth title in the last six tries (between indoor and outdoor counties from 20162018) with a time of 3:59.98. The quartet included Jackie Patterson, Colleen Linko, Gabrielle Goddard and Raina Williamson. Senior star and Columbia-bound Patterson took second in both the 400 (58.27) and in 200 (27.70). Siena Moran paced second in the 1,600 (5:09.40 - PR) and sixth in 800 (2:21.98). The 4x800 relay of Emma Lips, Yana Medvedeva, Aileen Wu, and Erica Oake paced second in 10:11.38. Allentown placed first in the team
visited by a local artist (sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Arts Council) and a local nonprofit organization (with thanks to a Pennington Day grant that supplies the tent and table). Music is provided by our favorite musicians, and this year we especially look forward to a return visit by the Hopewell Elementary School Orchestra. New this year will be Snapping Turtle Farm – sponsored by a new farmer grant we were able to make thanks to Church & Dwight. And Bearded Goat — maker of awesome sauces, dressings, and relishes — is also planning to join us. Come and greet old friends, welcome the new vendors, and help us to celebrate our 10th Anniversary! Follow us on Facebook and see our latest photos on Instagram. ——— Integrative Fitness Classical Pilates and Healing Arts Center Providing Classical Pilates training in a Healing Arts Center, Integrative Fitness strives to offer the highest standards in training, equipment, and customer service in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Our specialty lies in personalized, one-on-one sessions designed to meet your individual needs and goals, as well as in maintaining small group classes in order to uphold the integrity of the Method as Joseph Pilates intended. We’re here to help whether you’re looking to improve your flexibility, build strength, improve your posture, ease back pain, enhance your sports performance, or simply
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Stuart Lacrosse: Ali Hannah starred as Stuart defeated Steinert 16-7 last Monday in its season finale. Senior star Hannah tallied eight goals and an assist for the Tartans, who ended the spring with a 5-11-1 record.
Local Sports ETS Firecracker 5k Slated for June 26
The 14h annual Firecracker ETS 5k Fun Run/Walk will take place on the evening of June 26 at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) campus on Rosedale Road. Runners, walkers, families, and corporate or organizational teams are invited to participate. Individuals and group teams of at least four participants are welcome. The event starts at 7 p.m., rain or shine, and takes place on the flat and safe course, contained within the ETS grounds. The race annually attracts over 550 runners and early registration is highly recommended. The cost to register is $30 (plus $2.50 sign-up fee). USATF members will get a discounted rate. Those interested can register online at www.ywcaprinceton.org/5k. Proceeds from the event support YWCA Princeton’s Bilingual Nursery School, which provides non-English speaking preschool children the tools they need to enter kindergarten on par with their Englishspeaking peers.
Celebrate Pennington CHANCE on Main Unique and meaningful gifts from the little store with the big heart. New items are always showing up, and many cool products have been added — Conscious Step socks, fair trade leather goods from Yobel Markets, and 4Ocean bracelets that pull a pound of trash for each purchase —as well as new creations from local artists. CHANCE on Main is a forpurpose boutique and gallery at 34 S. Main Street in Pennington. CHANCE on Main strives to feature irresistible finds that support chances for an individual, a cause, or to Mother Earth through meaningful work, earth-friendly and sustainable practices, and creativity. We celebrate handmade, organic, recycled and repurposed, fair trade, charitable, made in USA, and local. And we share the stories behind our featured wares, because the stories are as important as the products. Given a chance, everyone has something to say. ——— Pennington Farmers Market The Pennington Farmers Market will begin its 10th season on Opening Day, May 26. The Market is held on the lawn in front of Rosedale Mills at 101 Route 31 North in Hopewell Township (at the intersection with Titus Mill Road). We welcome back our neighborhood farms – Chickadee Creek Farm, Beechtree Farms, Hopewell Valley Vineyard, and John Hart Farms – plus many other customer favorites. Each week we will be
standings at the meet with 92 points as PHS totaled 56 in taking fourth.
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Theodore A. Peck Jr. Theodore A. Peck Jr., 93, (Ted) of West Windsor died May 5. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 23 at 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton. Ted was an artist, writer, activist, and a programmer from the early days of computers. He was born in 1924 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He grew up in Charlotte and in Alexandria, Virginia. He received a degree in mathematics from the University of Virginia in 1944, and was a member of the Raven Society and Phi Beta Kappa. After working with the U.S. Navy in Washington as a civilian, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Okinawa in 1946 and 1947, and later also at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aberdeen, Md., and in Toledo, Ohio. From 1949 through 1953 he attended the Art Students League of New York. In 1953 he began work as a “computer” of geodesic calculations at the Army Map Service in Washington D.C. He met his future wife Mary Sill there where she was part of the calculators pool. In 1956 he began his career as a computer systems analyst with a position as field technical representative for IBM, with assignments in the Pentagon and the Navy Annex. Subsequently he accepted positions with Honeywell, RCA, Applied Data Research, and Mainstem. From 1975 through 1995 he was employed by Sedgwick Publishing Services of Princeton. Ted was active in the Unitarian Church of Princeton, where he served as chairman of the Social Concerns Committee from 1970 through 1972 and as secretary of the Board of Trustees from 1973 through 1975. He was appointed to the We s t Wi n d s or pla n n i n g board in 1966 and won election to the West Windsor Township Committee in 1972. He was a founding member of Thresholds of Central New Jersey, a group which taught decision making techniques to prison inmates. He was also active with the Conservation Coalition of Princeton which pioneered the recycling movement, and with the Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and the anti-nuclear SEA alliance. He lost his wife of 37 years, Mary Sill Peck, to cancer in 1990. In 1998 he married Elizabeth Murray, now Elizabeth Peck, his wife of 20 years.
Thomas L. Gray, Jr. Thomas L. Gray, Jr., age 73 years, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at his home in Hopewell Township. Born January 16, 1945 in the Vailsburg Section of Newark, N.J., Tom was the son of the late Thomas L. and Nancy (Carucci) Gray, Sr. He attended high school at Seton Hall Prep in West O r a n g e, N. J. a n d late r graduated from Seton Hall University in 1966 with a BS Degree in English and in 1973 with an MBA in Finance. Tom served in the United States Army Reserves during the Vietnam War as a Medic in the #322 General Hospital in Newark. Tom will be best remembered with his storied career in banking. In 1966, he joined the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in New York as a National Bank Examiner. At the age of 27, Tom became the President and CEO of Peoples National Bank of North Jersey in Denville, N.J., a position he held for more than ten years. In 1983, he was hired as the President and CEO of Lafayette Bank & Trust Company in Bridgeport, Conn., where he successfully turned around that once financially troubled institution. As the end of his tenure at Lafayette Bank approached, Tom began the process (with other local N.J. executives) to form a new bank in 1987, Carnegie Bank NA, head-
quartered in Princeton. As President and CEO, Carnegie Bank was one of the fastest growing banks in the U.S. and eventually was sold in 1998. Upon the sale of Carnegie Bank in 1998, Tom helped to form Grand Bank NA in Hamilton, N.J., where he served as Chairman of the Board, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer, positions he currently held. Tom was a member of the Board of Directors for other banks including, Admiralty Bank ( Palm Beach, Fla.), First Bancap (Allentown, Pa.), Sunrise Bank (Cocoa Beach, Fla.), and Paradise Bank (Boca Raton, Fla.). He was also a member of the Board of Directors of VIIAD, Inc. (Newtown, Pa.). Tom also served his professional community as a member of the Community Bank Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the American Bankers Association, New Jersey Bankers Association, South Jersey Bankers Association, Community Bankers Association, Bank Marketing Association, Confrèrie de la Chaine des Rôtisseurs, the Florida Brotherhood of the Knights of Columbus of the Vine, as well as the N.J. State and Regional Chambers of Commerce and the World Presidents’ Organization. In 1997, Tom was a finalist for the N.J. Entrepreneur of Year, a Board member of the American Heart Association, the Greater Trenton Community Mental Health Center, Ju nior Achieve ment, the NJ EDA Entrepreneurial Training Institute, the Princeton Scholarship Fund, Rotary International, St. Clare’s Hospital Development Board, St. Vincent Hospital, Trenton Area Soup K itchen, and the Young Presidents’ Association. As a friend and colleague, Tom was unique. His passions included automobile r e s tor at i o n s ( e s p e c i a l l y those from the late ’50s and ’60s), playing a good game of golf, sailing the seas, or snow skiing with his many friends. He completed the New York City Marathon i n 1985, s om e t h i ng h e was proud of accomplishing. However, his joys were truly spending time with his son, Mark, and the many treasured moments with his partner of more than 25 years, Karen Cinkay. Together, Tom and Karen travelled the world, loved a good dinner party with friends, or taking in a Broadway show. In addition to his parents, Tom was predeceased by his sister, Kathy Wade. He is survived by his son, Mark Everton Gray, his partner, Karen Cinkay, as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. A Celebration of Life to honor Tom will be at noon, Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Trenton Country Club (TCC), 201 Sullivan Way, West Trenton, NJ 08628. Friends may gather beginning at 11 a.m. until the time of ser v ice at TCC. Please join with Mark and Karen immediately after the service for food and fellowship at TCC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tom’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospit a l, 501 S t. Ju de Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the American Can-
cer Society, 7 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite 103, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927. Fu n e r a l a r r a n g e m e nt s are under the direction of Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Flemington, NJ. For further information or to leave on online condolence, please visit www. holcombefisher.com.
Richard G. Williams Richard G. Williams, “Dick ”, 75, of Princeton Junction died Friday, May 11, 2018. Born in Westerly, R.I., he has been a resident of Princeton Junction for over 45 years. Dick was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a decorated major in the U.S. Army, serving in the 173rd Airborne Brigade during the Vietnam War. He retired in 2010 as Associate Dean of Princeton University with over 30 years of service. Dick was also a member of St. David the King Church, West Windsor. Son of the late Palmer and Agnes Williams, father of the late Dennis Williams (wife Lisa), he is survived by his wife of 20 years Victoria J. Ridge; two daughters Karen Williams New man (husband Jim ); Elizabeth Williams Munns (husband Jeff); step daughter Laura Ridge; two brothers Robert Williams, Thomas Williams; a nd f ive g ra ndch i ldren : Morgan, Dylan, Caroline, Michael, and Tommy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018, St. David the King Church, 1 New Village Road, West Windsor. Burial will be private. Friends may call on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at St. David the King Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Nature Conser vancy Attn : Treasur y, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA, 22203; Nursing for All, 110 Reade Street #5 NY, NY 10013 or St. Joseph’s Indian School, PO Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57325. Arrangements are under the direction of the MatherHodge Funeral Home, Princeton.
married Herman M. Ward. Margery then taught for one year in Bound Brook, N.J. public schools. She and her husband moved into their historic 18th century house in Belle Mead, N.J. in 1946 and continued to care for and restore it through their 65 years of living there together. They raised two girls and two boys before Margery again became a teacher, first at Stuart School and then at Princeton High School, where she taught biology from 1970-73. She also spent two summers as a nature counselor at Camp Becket, a YMCA camp in the Berkshires. Margery, a devoted environmentalist, was active in local community affairs, attending meetings of the Montgomery Township committee and planning board during the period that 3M hoped to open up a quarry near their home and also when Johnson and Johnson (of Skillman) was operating a polluting manufacturing facility, which was finally forced to shut down. Prior to becoming a member of the Princeton Society of Friends (Quakers), she taught in two other local church Sunday schools attended by her children. She also taught at the Children’s School of Science in Woods Hole, Mass. where she and her family owned a summer home. Throughout her life, she was an avid gardener and naturalist. Margery was an officer for many years of the Van Harlingen Historical Society and active in their annual May in Montgomery fair. She, and her husband who died in 2006, frequently opened their doors to Scout troops, historians, and her hus band’s colleagues, students, and foreign guests from Trenton State College (now The College of NJ), where he was an English professor for 30 years. She especially enjoyed accompanying him during three different years when he taught abroad in Greece, Germany, and Iceland. In her final years, Mar-
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Ted shared with Elizabeth a passion for painting and the arts. Each January they jointly organized an art and poetry show at the Unitarian Church and for many years Mr. Peck would organize and lead a tour of galleries, often in SoHo, New York City. In recent years Ted participated in the Unitarian play reading group, a ROMEO breakfast club (Retired Old Men Eating Out), and delighted in attending the creative writing program at the West Windsor Senior Center through April of this year. Along with his wife Elizabeth, he served on the West Windsor Democratic Committee and as a poll worker. He is sur v ived by h is wife, four sons, and seven grandchildren. His sons are Theodore A Peck III (Trey), Frederick Sill Peck (Fred), Arthur Merriman Peck (Art), and Christopher Mount Peck (Chris). His grandchildren are Ha n na h Pe ck, S a m Peck, Godwin Peck, Matthew Peck, Nathen Peck, Alexandra Peck, and Forrest Peck. Ted had made it known that he would like any memorial contributions to be made to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton.
gery was a regular attendee at the Montgomery Senior Center where her always sunny presence will be much missed. She is survived by her four children: David B. Ward and wife Alison of Falmouth, M a s s. ; M i ch ae l W h e la n Ward of Belle Mead, N.J.; Gretchen Ward Warren of Saint Petersburg, Fla.; and Bonnie Ward Simon of New York City. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Basil and Sebastian Simon; Ray and Nicole Ward; and Jonathan Ward, his wife Sarah and her great grandchildren, Brearley and Lissie. A celebration of her life will be held later this year in Woods Hole, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oxfam or the Van Harlingen Historical Society.
A Commemoration Midge Quandt A commemoration of the life of Midge Quandt will be held on Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m. in the large auditorium at Stonebridge at Montgomery, 100 Hollinshead Spring Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. The commemoration will include tributes and readings by family and friends. A reception will follow immediately afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alliance for Global Justice at https:// afgj.org/. Midge died peacefully at the University Medical Center of Princeton on March 14 at the age of 85. She was the author of From the Small Town to the Great Community (Rutgers University Press) and of Unbinding the Ties: The Popular Organizations and the FSLN in Nicaragua (Nicaragua Network Education Fund) and editor (with Margot Badran) of Sex, History and Culture (Trends in History).
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NJ certified with 20 years experience. Live-in or out. Valid drivers license & references. Looking for employment, also available night shift. Experienced with disabled & elderly. Please call Cindy, (609) 227-9873. 05-16-3t CONTRERAS PAINTING: Interior, exterior, wallpaper removal, deck staining. 16 years experience. Fully insured, free estimates. Call (609) 954-4836; ronythepainter@ live.com 05-02-5t SHADDAI CONSTRUCTION: Interior, exterior work, indoor/outdoor painting. Power washing, tile installation, remodeling, moulding installation. (609) 477-8050; (347) 891-1082. Free estimates. 05-09-4t PROPERTY MAINTENANCE: Landscaping, Pruning, Edging, Mulching. Lawn Work. Free estimates. Call Franco (609) 510-8477 04-18/06-06 CLEANING, IRONING, LAUNDRY:
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windhamstitches.com 04-25-19 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. 12-31-18 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. 12-31-18 TK PAINTING: Interior, exterior. Power-washing, wallpaper removal, plaster repair, Venetian plaster, deck staining. Renovation of kitchen cabinets. Front door and window refinishing. Excellent references. Free estimates. Call (609) 947-3917 04-04/09-26 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. 08-23-18
WE BUY CARS Belle Mead Garage Ask for Chris
10 minutes north of Princeton, in the small village of Blawenburg, Skillman, $3,090 discounted monthly rent: http://princetonrentals. homestead.com or (609) 333-6932. 05-16-6t 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!
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GARAGE SALE: Saturday May 19 & Sunday May 20, 9 am-3 pm, 55 Jefferson Road (Hawthorne side driveway). Children’s clothing (4-10 years; French & American brands), Ladies’ clothing, books, toys, bicycles, highchairs, household items. 05-16 MERCEDES FOR SALE: 1985 convertible 380SL, 2 door. Great condition, nice body, $6,500. Call (609) 468-1802. 05-16 GYM EQUIPMENT/ POOL TABLE FOR SALE: (2) treadmills, (1) cross trainer and (1) home gym. Also pool/ping pong table combo. (518) 521-7088. 05-16 ELDERLY CAT NEEDS HOME: Healthy, friendly, 11-year old cat looking for loving home. Gray with green eyes. Owner has health problems. (908) 415-7444. 05-16 MONTGOMERY WOODS: Lovely end unit town home FSBO. 3 BRs, 2½ baths, kitchen w/new SS appliances, LR w/wood burning FP, loft & back deck overlooking park-like setting. Very private, with many attractive features, including 1st fl master BR! $395,000. Please call (609) 924-1424 for more info. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, 5/20; 1-4 pm. 23H Norwood Court*Princeton, NJ 08540. 05-16
During the past few years we have been receiving an increasing number of calls regarding White Pines exhibiting one or more of the following symptoms: browning of needle tips, yellow stipple or banding on needles, general “off color,” stunted growth, stunted needles, browning, and death of entire trees. Most often the decline of White Pines is due to a number of environmental stress factors such as the extremes in temperature and moisture over the last few seasons, rather than one particular disease agent or pest. Site conditions : White Pines require a well- drained deep fertile acid soil with a good to moderate supply of moisture. However, White Pines do not tolerate poor drainage. Most sites in the greater Princeton area that we have visited have one or more of the following characteristics, all of which are detrimental to White Pines: compacted soil, buried debris, shallow soil over a hard pan, poorly drained clay soil, and restricted area for root growth, to name a few. White Pines require a favorable site to thrive. If the site cannot be modified to provide deep fertile acid soil with excellent drainage, there is probably little hope for reversing decline. In this case, prompt removal of sickly trees is advised to reduce breeding sites for many insects, which are attracted to declining trees and could then attack and kill nearby healthy Pines. White Pines are genetic individuals, so it is not uncommon to see single trees in decline among others that appear to be thriving. Trees that are removed would obviously be better replaced by a different, more tolerant species. For further information contact the County Agricultural Extension at (609) 989-6830 or a Woodwinds Professional Certified Arborist (609) 924-3500 or email email@example.com “A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” -Mahatma Gandhi
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Rental–Spacious, charming, extra large living room, hardwood floors, 1 bedroom + den/sunroom w/cathedral ceiling, central A/C, private entrance, plenty of parking, tenants own patio, garden setting, NYC bus, convenient location, no pets, non-smoker. Available July 1, 2018. $2,295/month incl. utilities. 1 year lease required. Call (609) 924-2345. 05-09-3t
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PRINCETON OFFICE SPACE! Beautiful, new (non-toxic!), modern office space for rent, full time OR 1-2 days/week, in Princeton. Looking for like-minded renters...cognitive therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, educational businesses, non-profits, etc. Great parking! 2 open rooms that are 8’x10’ with use of large kitchen & very large reception area...ultra modern interior, great natural light, non-toxic paint, flooring. 601 Ewing Street. Contact Aly Cohen MD: (609) 436-7007.
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ADIRONDACK CHALET & GUEST CABIN: Weekly summer rental on pristine St. Regis Lake only minutes from the charming resort town of Lake Placid. Sleeps up to 12. Includes canoe, row & sail boats. Beautiful mountain views. Mike at (609) 688-0368 or (518) 521-7088. 05-16
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COUNSELING: Struggling with anxiety, depression or alcohol/drug addiction? Private office in the heart of Princeton. Please check my website: bettterlifecounseling.info or call (609) 960-2081.
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FSBO - Beautiful Washington Oaks Townhouse End Unit, 2- car garage, 2 fireplaces, 3/4 BR, 2.5 Baths, FR, DR, LR, Kitchen, Finished basement. Great condition. Princeton School System. $710,000
CONDO FOR RENT: Furnished, 2 bedroom, 1 bath in Society Hill, Lawrenceville. Available May 15. $1,500/month plus utilities. firstname.lastname@example.org. 05-09-2t
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20 yrs. experience. Our students are children, teenagers or adults. Preparation for French exams. Very patient. Call Parisian French School at (609) 419-0075. 05-09-2t
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04-25-4t I BUY USED VINTAGE “MODERN” furniture, pottery, glass, art, rugs, signs, teak, MidCentury, Danish, American, Italian, etc. from the 20’s to the 80’s or anything interesting or old. One or many. I also buy/collect teak pepper mills (the older & grimier the better) & vintage Seiko watches. Call (609) 577-5749. 05-02-3t HOME FOR RENT:
PREPARED FOODS COOK/KITCHEN MANAGER/RETAIL SUPERVISOR: The Whole Earth Center, New Jersey’s leading Natural Foods store, is looking for a creative & passionate cook to join an experienced & capable team & help lead our deli/café. The position entails all aspects of food service in a retail setting, from ordering & receiving, menu planning, cooking, supervising retail & kitchen staff, & modeling & providing outstanding customer service. The ideal candidate will be familiar with vegetarian seasonal cooking (we were “farm-to-table” before the term even existed) & have supervisory/managerial experience in the back of the house (preferably in prepared foods) and/or a retail environment. Paid vacation & holidays, health insurance, generous discount. Compensation DOE. Great opportunity to join & grow with a well-established company. Please respond with your cover letter & resume to: email@example.com. 05-16-2t
308 Pennington Titusville Road 775 Mt. Lucas Road, Princeton
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HOME HEALTH AIDE: 25 years of experience. Available mornings to take care of your loved one, transport to appointments, run errands. I am well known in Princeton. Top care, excellent references. The best, cell (609) 356-2951; or (609) 751-1396.
Mon.–Fri. 7am–3:30pm-. $10.00 an hour hiring seasonal maintenance workers for summer employment. Tasks may include, but not limited to, raking, mowing, trimming, weed whacking, painting, hauling, lifting, sewer (sanitary and storm) maintenance, street patching, and building maintenance and other general maintenance duties. For full details and to fill out an application, visit www.princetonnj.gov
tf PRINCETON RENTAL: Sunny, 2-3 BR, Western Section. Big windows overlooking elegant private garden. Sliding doors to private terrace. Fireplace, library w/built-in bookcases, cathedral ceiling w/clerestory windows. Oak floors, recessed lighting, central AC. Modern kitchen & 2 baths. Walk to Nassau St. & train. Off-street parking. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright disciple. (609) 924-5245. tf
538 River Road
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HANDYMAN: General duties at your service! High skill levels in indoor/outdoor painting, sheet rock, deck work, power washing & general on the spot fix up. Carpentry, tile installation, moulding, etc. EPA certified. T/A “Elegant Remodeling”, www.elegantdesignhandyman.com Text or call Roeland (609) 933-9240 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meter Maintenance I DPW – Princeton Full-time position, high public/customer service contact. Requires accurate direction to visitors in parking garage; maintenance of parking areas including snow shoveling, painting, sweeping of floor and stair areas, garbage collection and such.Deadline: May 28, 2018 For full details and to fill out an application, visit www.princetonnj.gov
tf CARPENTRY: General Contracting in Princeton area since 1972. No job too small. Licensed and insured. Call Julius Sesztak (609) 466-0732.
84 Jackson Avenue
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$980,000 Lawrence Twp. Traditional, well-maintained 3 BR center hall Colonial in Princeton. Walk to schools, restaurants & shops. Hardwood floors. Full attic & basement. Off-street parking. No pets. $3,300/mo. plus utilities. (609) 737-2520
Available for after school babysitting in Pennington, Lawrenceville, and Princeton areas. Please text or call (609) 216-5000
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14 Welwyn Court 24 Rickard Court 49 Bayberry Road YESTERDAY’ CHARM – TODAY’S AMENITIES
This Historic Wilmot House, Circa 1830, offers 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room/parlor, new kitchen, inviting back yard and garage. Great house at a great price. In a most desirable Ewing Township neighborhood. $177,000
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253 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08540
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STUNNING ETTL FARM HOME
PRINCETON $1,580,000 This renovated 4 BR, 4.5 BA Colonial has a fenced 2-acre yard with tennis court, pool and patio. Features hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, gourmet kitchen with granite and finished basement.
PRINCETON $1,499,888 Gracious 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 4,927 sq ft home in Ettl Farm. Double height Foyer & FR. Completely remodeled grmt kit. & finished bsmnt, 3-car gar. with extra space can be finished to be BR ste on 1st flr. A must see!
Beatrice Bloom 609-577-2989 (cell)
Yuen “Ivy” Li Huang 609-933-9988 (cell)
PRINCETON $899,000 Updated 5 bedroom, 2 full- and 1-half bath home offers LR, DR and updated kitchen, plus a first-floor master bedroom. Near schools, downtown and University.
PRINCETON $798,000 3 BR, 1.5 BA home in the heart of Princeton. Natural light, HW flrs, & a charming front porch. The yard is a peaceful oasis, with mature plantings, perennials & a flagstone patio.
Ingela Kostenbader 609-902-5302 (cell)
Ingela Kostenbader 609-902-5302 (cell)
PRINCETON $715,000 Stunning stone-front Cape with 4 BRs, 2 BAs, an open living room with stone wood-burning fireplace & an adjacent dining area. Features hardwood floors, walk-out basement & a 1-car garage.
WEST WINDSOR $1,090,000 Exquisite home with a landscaped yard, paver driveway, 3-car gar. with a Tesla charger, pool & spa, LR, DR, great room with FP, kit. with granite countertops, 5th BR & full BA on main floor, plus a fin. bsmnt.
Beatrice Bloom 609-577-2989 (cell)
Eric Payne 609-955-1310 (cell)
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WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY Majestic, harmonious balance of classic elegance & modern amenities. Enjoy dramatic, sweeping views from this home, designed by Barbara Vincentsen. Ideally located among the most distinguished homes of Wychwood, overlooking Echo Lake CC. $2,199,000
HOPEWELL, NEW JERSEY A once in a lifetime opportunity awaits as this thoughtfully custom-crafted full brick Georgian Colonial tucked on 3.09 manicured acres near Princeton is now fully available. $1,780,000
Represented by: Kimberley Haley, Sales Associate O. 908.233.5555
Represented by: Heidi A. Hartmann, Sales Associate O. 609.921.1411
WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY 5BR/4+BA Modern, Frank Lloyd Wright style home thoughtfully designed with discriminating detail. Its reflection is that peace & serenity can be matched with utility and function and that in many ways, they are the same. $1,776,000
WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY Exquisite style shows in this gracious 6BR/4+BA Colonial on a 1/2 acre tucked into a Cul de sac. Stunning beauty! $1,599,000
Represented by: Kimberley Haley, Sales Associate O. 908.233.5555
Represented by: Kimberley Haley, Sales Associate O. 908.233.5555
SCOTCH PLAINS, NEW JERSEY Warm Sprawling custom home. Incredible entertainment space, fabulous gourmet kitchen 1st floor masetr BR suite w/FP, bath & adjacent exercise room. 2 sided gas fireplace LV & DN situated on over two acres of private property this home is not to be missed! $1,465,000
MONTGOMERY, NEW JERSEY Stately & historic 16-room Colonial, 8.99 acres. Minutes to Princeton. Front-to-back entry, custom mill work, stunning kitchen, 3 fireplaces, 4.5 renovated baths, expansive terraces and barn. $1,175,000
Represented by: Frank D. Isoldi, Sales Associate O. 908.233.5555
Represented by: Elizabeth Zuckerman/Stephanie Will, Sales Associates O. 609.921.1411
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