Volume LXXI, Number 20 Bike Month Offers Activities for Cyclists of All Ages. . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Race to Nowhere Tackles Young People's Stress . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Body and Soul, Panthea Reid’s Memoir of Love and Loss. . . . . . . . . . 12 HomeFront’s “ArtJam” Opening on Palmer Square . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Seamstress Sews Intimate Apparel at McCarter Theatre. . . . 19 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Closes Princeton Series. . . . . 21 PU Women’s Lax Tops Cornell, Advances to NCAA Quarters. . . . . 26 Senior Star Lawver Enjoys Big Finale for Hun Girls’ Lacrosse. . . . . . . . . . 32
Have Your Say About Princeton’s Future Saturday Morning Where will Princeton be in 20 years? What sorts of personal transportation will be used? How should Princeton balance future change and plan its redevelopment? These and many more questions will be the focus of a forum on the future of Princeton to be held in the Community Room of the Princeton Public Library on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by the Princeton Future planning group, the event will feature presentations and a panel discussion followed by break-out group sessions that will focus on 25 different sites in Princeton “where the Princeton Zoning Code should provide for increased density, mixed use, open space, economical construction, public transit, decreased parking requirements, public-private off-street shared parking, and more variety and choice of housing, affordable to low, moderate, middle income families, and individuals.” Continued on Page 19
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At a community meeting Monday evening, Princeton University officials expanded upon details released last month about its 2026 Campus Plan. Potential sites on the existing campus for a new undergraduate residential college, the University’s engineering school, and its environmental studies program were among the topics discussed. University Vice President Bob Durkee, architect Ron McCoy, and Cyndi Rottenberg Walker of the Toronto-based firm Urban Strategies, which is working on the project, also talked about possibilities for developing land owned by the University in West Windsor. housing, parking, academics, and athletics could be located there. “We expect to be working on this until next fall, when the plan should be finished,” said Mr. Durkee, who stressed that the plan, which was launched in 2014, looks 10 years ahead but in a 30-year context, meaning it looks beyond 2026. Mr. McCoy said he considers the initiative to be “a planning framework rather than a master plan.” No rezoning should be necessary for the projects to be built on the Princeton
side of the University’s property. But the sites in West Windsor would likely need to be rezoned, Mr. Durkee said. Expanding the University’s engineering school and its environmental studies programs would be at a site on the north side of Ivy Lane and Western Way. Key to the plan is a reduction in the reliance on single-use vehicles. A bridge over Lake Carnegie would encourage biking, walking, and light vehicles. There is
no need, in the framework, to open West Drive. “Our use would not generate traffic there,” Mr. Durkee said. As has been discussed in the recent past, the future of the University-owned Springdale Golf Course remains undecided. But Mr. Durkee stressed that as part of a previous agreement, nothing will be done in the next 10 years. When resident Kip Cherry asked for more details about Continued on Page 14
The Effects of Today’s Marijuana Is Focus of “Weeding Out the Myths” Parents: If you think the marijuana your teenagers might be using bears a close resemblance to the stuff you smoked back in college a few decades ago, the Princeton Alcohol and Drug Alliance wants you to think again. The organization’s upcoming “Marijuana Awareness Forum: Weeding Out the Myths,” tackles that and other related misconceptions in a program targeted to middle and high school students, their parents, and the community. The free event will
be held in the auditorium of John Witherspoon Middle School on Wednesday, May 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. “We felt it was important for parents to have some straight, factual information,” said Gary DeBlasio, director of Corner House, the Princeton-based treatment and prevention agency. Speakers at the forum include representatives from Corner House, the Princeton Police Department, and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. Continued on Page 15
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REPEAT PERFORMANCE: Members of the Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse team celebrate after they defeated Princeton High 9-5 in the Mercer County Tournament title game last Thursday. It was the second straight MCT crown for PDS. The Panthers will go for one more championship this spring when they host Rutgers Prep in the state Prep B final on May 17. See page 30 for more details on the county title game. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
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A Community Bulletin D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Spring Native Plant Sale: Friday, May 19, 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m. to noon, at 1 Preservation Place. Nursery staff and volunteers will be available to advise on the best choice of plants for gardening projects. Free. www.drgreenway.org. DataRescue Princeton: Friday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Frist Campus Center, Princeton University, faculty, staff, students and community members help preserve publicly accessible climate and environmental data resources. Sister events are going on throughout the country. Register by May 14 at eventbrite.com/e/datarescuepton-tickets-33785231537. One Table Cafe: Princeton University professor and author Eddie Glaude, chair of the department of African American studies, is the speaker at this dinner held at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Friday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. Pay what you can; proceeds support area hunger partners. Bahama Breeze caters. Reserve by May 17 at (609) 216-7770. Princeton Future: A meeting of this organization is Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m. at Princeton Public Library. The topic is “Where will Princeton be in 20 Years?” and the conversation is participatory. www.princetonfuture.org. Bioblitz: Saturday, May 20 from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. rain or shine, help inventory the Mount Rose Preserve’s species with the New Jersey Conservation Foundation on a series of guided hikes. A special children’s program is included. Begin at the preserve entrance, 350 Carter Road. For more information, visit blynch@njconservation. org or call (908) 997-0725. PCDO Meeting: Sunday, May 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street. The topic at the Princeton Community Democratic Organization’s monthly gathering is “Getting Beyond Racism, Part 3: Voices of the Next Generation,” led by Michele Tuck-Ponder and Rhinold Ponder. princetondems.org. Corvette Show Benefit: On Sunday, May 21 at Princeton Forrestal Village from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Spirits of ’53 Corvette Club hosts the 2017 Judged Corvette Show to benefit two-yearold Trent Bieglecki, who has muscular dystrophy. The band GoodWorks will entertain. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. spiritsof53.net/2017show. LALDEF Meeting: The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund meets Wednesday, May 24 from 5-7 p.m. at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street. The discussion will be about immigration in the nation and in Mercer County. Free. (609) 6880881. Community Dialogue on “The Future of the Good Food Movement”: Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, a free event with author and organic proponent Grace Gershuny and Suppers founder Dorothy Mullen. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wheels Rodeo: Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Community Park Pool parking lot, rain or shine, this event includes a bicycle safety check, free helmets, a road course, DJ, hotdogs, bottled water, pizza, and more. A new bicycle will be raffled. Bring unwanted bikes to donate. Open to all Princeton residents.
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CHASING GEORGE: Following George Washington’s route to Princeton Battlefield, “Chasing George” and Ciclovia on Quaker Road this Sunday are just two of the many bicycling events taking place in Princeton during National Bike Month. (Sketch Courtesy of the Historical Society of Princeton)
Bike Month in Princeton Features Activities for Cyclists of All Ages
M ay i s Nat i o n a l B i ke Month, and Princeton is celebrating with an array of biking events. Mayor Liz Lempert has proclaimed this Friday, May
19, as Bike to Work Day in Princeton, during National Bike to Work Week. Bike to School Days are scheduled on different dates throughout the month. Princeton’s 7th Annual W heels Rodeo w ill take place on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Pool parking lot at 400 Witherspoon Street. The event will feature bike safety checks, free helmets, raffles, and more for bicyclists, skateboarders, and skaters. The rain date is May 21.
commuters, and those who register as bike commuters are offered a program for an emergency ride home if a major problem arises on their bike commute. The PBAC and supporters look forward to seeing planning board approval and implementation of the Bicycle Master Plan in the coming months. Emphasizing the importance of implementing the plan proposals to enhance biking opportunities and the quality of life for the whole town, PBAC chair Janet Heroux said, “This plan is not just for cyclists, but for the benefit of everyone
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in town.” According to Ms. Heroux, the plan focuses on encouraging the 60 percent of people in Princeton who would like to bike, but find conditions a bit scary with narrow roads, traffic, or other problems. Ms. Heroux pointed out t h e n e e d to e n c o u r ag e people to use options other than cars. She added that the Bicycle Master Plan, in the works for more than two years under the guidance of engineering consultants Parsons Brinckerhoff of Lawrenceville through a grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, “will be beneficial to everyone to improve mobility and promote different modes of travel.” Noting widespread backing for the plan from the town leadership and the whole community, Ms. Heroux said, “I was gratified by the level of support and all the hard work a lot of community and Council members have put into this.” In promoting National Bike Month and Bike to Work Week, the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) reported that 40 percent of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, which makes bicycling a feasible and fun means of transportation. “With increased interest in healthy, sustainable, and economic transpor tation options, it’s not surprising that, from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent,” reported the LAB. —Donald Gilpin
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“My husband and I plan on traveling to our lake house in the Catskills as much as possible to avoid the heat (and summer tourists), plus it’s great for our dog with all the hiking and swimming. We’ll spend some time up in Maine and Vermont. Then, of course, there’s the Jersey Shore for day trips. I like to make sure that for most weekends we have something planned or somewhere to go!” —Kendra Broomer, Princeton
Lucy: “I am a musician, and my band Little Country will be on tour this summer and we will be spending a lot of time traveling back and forth between Norfolk and Nashville.” Forrest: “I am going to be going down to Virginia with the family for a little while. I have a pretty busy summer working back home, so when I’m in San Diego, I plan to play a lot of golf in my free time.” —Lucy Hall, Norfolk, Va., with Forrest Hall, San Diego, Calif. (Both originally from Princeton)
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“I am on my way right now to New York City for my daughter’s graduation from Columbia University. I plan on celebrating with her and then continuing to work hard this summer as I have another daughter set to attend her freshman year at Kenyon. Outside of that, I plan on playing a little golf, and hitting the beaches of Amelia Island.” —Jonathan Edwards, Winston-Salem, N.C.
“I have plans to visit some of my cousins in Seattle and in San Francisco. Later in the summer, I will be going on a treehouse retreat with my lab, in upstate New York.” —Roshmi Sen, Kolkota, India (At Princeton University under the Fulbright Scholar Program)
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“For the summer I will be in Israel with the ministry that I am in. And then I am planning on going to Jamaica to do thesis research. When I get home from there, I am planning on studying for my MCAT exam.” –Kayla Moffett, left, Silver Springs, Md., Princeton ’18, with Asha Johnsen, Princeton
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Andy Tamasi, Crossing Guard: “A Quiet Giant”
More than 200,000 Princeton school children over the past 46 years have crossed the street under the watchful eye of crossing guard Costantino “Andy” Tamasi. There have been no injuries and no accidents. “It’s very important,” he said. “You’re making sure those kids don’t get hurt. You have to treat them like they’re yours.” And every school morning starting at 8 a.m. and in the afternoon from 2:55 p.m., Mr. Tamasi is on the job at his current post at Rollingmead Street and Littlebrook Road, greeting the children and their parents, making sure they proceed safely on their way to school. “I stand on the corner,” he said. “You have to learn which way the kids are coming from. I stand on the sidewalk, and I can see them coming, and I wait. Then, when they’re close, I’ll step out and hold the stop sign up. I stand in the middle and they walk across the street and I make sure that they’re on the sidewalk on the other side walking towards school before I drop the sign, because you never know what kids might do.” Last week Mr. Tamasi was honored with an award of recognition from the Princeton Council, as “someone who goes above and beyond in making Princeton the special place that it is,” according to Mayor Liz Lempert. “He’s a quiet giant in the town of Princeton,” said Councilman Lance Liverman in presenting the award. “He has taught all of us what dedication means.” His dedication to his work as a crossing guard, Mr. Liverman noted, “shows a sense of love and caring for future generations.” Mr. L iver man recalled when, as a young man, he worked at the Princeton Recreation Department and Mr. Tamasi was his boss. “He
has been a mentor, a boss, a friend, a teacher, a father, and a brother to me. He was the most thoughtful and caring boss I ever had.” Mr. Tamasi was born in Italy and came to Princeton as a young child in 1935. He went to St Paul School on Nassau Street, then on to Princeton High School. His father was a foreman on the grounds at Princeton University. After graduating from high school, Mr. Tamasi joined the Navy, where he served for four years, two of those on the USS Intrepid. He then returned home, studied to be a machinist on the GI Bill, and took a job at Princeton University’s Forrestal Center. In 1971 he went to work for the Princeton Recreation Department (PRD). It was in 1971 at St. Paul’s Church, where his children were in catechism class, that Mr. Tamasi’s long career with the traffic safety division of the Princeton Police Department began. M r. Ta m a s i r e c a l l e d , “Lieutenant Dick Steiner, a policeman in the township at the time whose children were also in catechism class, asked me, ‘Can you give us a hand? We need school crossing guards.’ And I said, ‘OK.’” Mr. Tamasi’s dedication and integrity were manifest from the start. He said, “I went to the director of the PRD, told him the crossing guards needed help, and he said, ‘Fine. do it.’ It was going to be an hour a day, a half hour in the morning, a half hour in the afternoon, so instead of coming in to work at the PRD at the usual hour of 8, I said I’d come in at 7 to make up the hour. He said ‘no, you don’t have to do that,’ but I said ‘yes I do.’” And that’s what Mr. Tamasi did until he retired from the PRD in 1998, but continuing, of course, his work as a crossing guard.
Over the years, Mr. Tamasi has worked at nearly all of the 15 crossing locations in Princeton, with his longest post at Valley Road and Witherspoon Street. With a certain air of authority and his many years of experience, Mr. Tamasi has never had any disciplinary problems with the children and happily reports that at his present post, “everybody says hello and good morning and thank you.” The only major incident Mr. Tamasi recalls from his 46 years as a crossing guard occurred at Valley Road and Witherspoon Street, when he stopped the Witherspoon Street traffic, but one driver started blowing his horn and started to go. “I said ‘you can’t go,’” Mr. Tamasi recalled, “and he said ‘I can do what I want.’ The driver went over to the police department to complain about me, and Sergeant Cromwell, who was in charge at the time, gave him a ticket. The man came out and said to me, ‘Are you happy now?’ and I said, ‘If you don’t shut up he’ll give you another ticket.’ But that was the only time anything like that ever happened.” Mr. Tamasi lives in Princeton with his wife of 62 years, Marianne. They have three children and seven grandchildren. He loves trips to the beach, gardening, and spending time with his family. In his spare time, he is restoring a 1947 Willys Jeep. He is currently president of the Princeton Roma Eterna Club, a member of the Princeton Pettoranello Sister City Foundation, and he serves on the board of the Italian American Sportsmen’s Club. Mr. Tamasi, now 84, says he wants to live to be 100, and, “Yes, I’m going to be working the crossing the whole time.” —Donald Gilpin
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Province Line Road Section 19 miles — of the 22-mile L aw rence and Hopewell trail will be completed by Townships and beyond. Of Trail is Underway The long-anticipated construction of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail’s (LHT) Province Line Road segment is underway, and when completed in about two months, it will add approximately three-quarters of a mile of trail to the biking and walking loop that runs through L aw rence and Hopewell Townships. The 3,760-foot segment runs along Province Line Road from Route 206 to Bannister Drive, where it crosses into the Foxcroft neighborhood. T his link ties Carson Road Woods and Bristol-Myers Squibb Lawrenceville to the north and the Foxcroft neighborhood to the southeast. With the completion of this project, 88 percent — a total of
the summer of 2017. Construction of the Province-Line Road trail segment has additional advantages. Storm drainage will be improved with the addition of a concrete curb and drainage structures along the east side of the roadway to properly convey the existing runoff. Also, the reduced roadway width and pedestrian safety improvements will serve as traffic calming measures. Funding totaling approximately $500,000 for this leg of the trail comes from federal highway funds, administered through the New Jersey Department of Transportation, with Lawrence Township ser ving as the grant applicant on behalf of the LHT and the residents and users of the trail from
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“We can hardly wait to see members of our community walking and riding their bikes along this critically important leg of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail. Within a few months, we will all be able to walk or ride on the trail from ETS through BMS, down Province Line Road, over Princeton Pike and into the Maidenhead Meadows Park, staying on the trail the whole time,” said LHT Co-President Becky Taylor. “That’s progress.” The Lawrence Hopewell Trail is a 22-plus-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and transportation corridor through public and private land in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships. For m ore i n for m at ion, v i s it www.lhtrail.org.
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Screening of “Race to Nowhere” Tackles Stress on Young People It’s no secret that many of today’s high school stud e n t s a r e o v e r w o r ke d , overstressed, and severely sleep-deprived. A recently released study conducted by Stanford University researchers confirmed that Pr inceton teenagers fall right into this category. The effects of this pressure-cooker culture are the theme of Race to Nowhere, a film being screened Sunday, May 21 at John Witherspoon Middle School by the organization Princeton Balance. First shown locally seven years ago at the Arts Council of Princeton, the independently produced and distributed documentary has also been screened in more than 6,000 schools, community centers, and other instit utions all over the country. The film’s director is former Wall Street lawyer Vicki Ab ele s. T he C a lifor n ia based mother of three, who will be on hand for the May 21 screening, has devoted most of the past decade to getting the message out and trying to make things better. “I’m a change agent,” said Ms. Abeles. “This is a health crisis on a scale that we have yet to fully recognize.” Ms. Abeles dates her commitment to the issue to 10 years ago, when she noticed a change in her own children. “My daughters were in middle school. I saw two happy, confident girls start to lose sleep and become
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depressed,” she recalled in a phone conversation. “I wondered if it was just our family. But then I discovered that many parents in our community, which is East Bay, south of San Francisco, were seeing the same thing.” It was the suicide of a 13-year-old girl in Ms. Abeles’s community — after she failed a math test — that galvanized her into action. “I knew I had to do something,” she said. “I knew I had to give voice to our kids so we wouldn’t lose another child.” Along with Ms. Abeles, Calvin Chin, Princeton University’s director of counseling and psychological services, will be on hand for a post-film discussion. “I want people to come away with a sense that they are not alone, and that we must do some simple things differently if we really want our children to thrive,” wrote Jess Deutsch, of Princeton Balance, in a press release. “I think the film and Vicki and Calvin will help parents rethink the race, and imagine healthier, more authentic paths.” The release describes the film as “an exposure of how excessive homework, highstakes testing, and a cyclical trap of busyness and competition have led to an epidemic of disengaged, unprepared, unhealthy young people.” It is a theme that Mr. Chin recognizes from his interactions with the highly motivated students at Princeton University. “I certainly see students who put a lot of pressure on t hem s elve s a nd feel overwhelmed by stress and anxiety,” he said. “These are students who have always excelled and have this really high standard for themselves. It’s often difficult when they get to Princeton, because the work suddenly becomes that much harder,
and they can’t be statistically at the top anymore. We see a lot of students who have a hard time negotiating that.” Since directing Race to Nowhere, Ms. Abeles has made another film, Beyond Measure, and written the book Beyond Measure: How Our Obsession with Success, Homework, and Testing Threatens the Health and Happiness of Our Kids. Some recent surveys she has done reveal numbers that are “really scary,” she said. “At a Bay Area high school, we found that more than half the kids are clinically depressed. I think we as a community of parents and educators and health care professionals have a responsibility to change this. We need people to understand that unhealthy young people are unavailable to learn the way we want them to. So we’ve also created a learning crisis and they can’t make the valuable contributions in their lives that they would like to be making.” More research around the impact of toxic stress on young people has shown “we are setting them up for lifelong physical conditions like cancer, heart disease, and immune system disease,” she added. “It’s depressing.” Yet, there is hope. “It happens when you bring communities together,” Ms. Abeles said. “A lot of fear holds people back from creating the change kids need. We need to realize the power we have to change this. It requires will and a sense of the power to do so.” Mr. Chin said there is a greater focus on wellness at the University, and students seem more able to acknowledge that it’s not all about performance. “I think it’s important to get in touch with values and connect with each other,” he said. “There has been
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Dress for Success Mercer County (DFSMC), started in 2007 with seed money from Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), is approaching its 10th anniversary. At the Second Annual Women’s Empowerment Breakfast held recently at Trenton Country Club, DFSMC Executive Director Melissa Tenzer met with representatives from BMS. Pictured, from left, are BMS’s Andrea Gladman, and Robert Voldase, DFSMC’s Melissa Tenzer, and Kathy Matriello of BMS. a lot of effort made in this direction, even grass roots effort among the students. The more we can create a culture within the University community, letting people know they don’t have to be perfect all the time, the better off we are.” Ms. Abeles added, “The conversation has been stuck for a long time in a blame game. We’ve got to move beyond that. We have to start by addressing the toxic stressors in our kids’ lives.” Race to Nowhere will be screened Sunday, May 21, at 2:30 p.m. A community discussion follows the screening. Tickets are free and available online. Visit www.eventbrite. com/e/race-to-nowhere-pre sented-by-princeton-balancetickets-34444419185. —Anne Levin
Spirit of Princeton to Host Memorial Day Parade
Spirit of Princeton invites the community to the annual Memorial Day Parade and dedication ceremony on Saturday, May 27. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at Princeton Avenue and Nassau Street and then heads down Nassau Street to Princeton Monument Hall, where the ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. The parade features veterans groups, marching
bands, and civic and youth groups, all marching to honor those who have died in military service to their country. Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a former U.S. Army Ranger and part of the Benghazi security team featured in the movie 13 Hours, will be parade grand marshal and guest speaker at the ceremony. All active duty or veteran ser vice men and women throughout Central New Jersey are encouraged to walk in the parade. At the conclusion of the event, residents are encouraged to continue their Memorial Day commemoration by participating in Princeton Battlefield Society events including living history programs (drills and talks) from noon throughout the afternoon at the Princeton Battlefield, and a lecture at 6 p.m. about Revolutionary Princeton at the Battle Monument. The Memorial Day Parade will feature nearly three dozen participating groups. It 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 Memo-
rial Day Parade, Flag Day Ceremony, and Veterans Day Ceremony. Donations to Spirit of Princeton are encouraged to ensure the future of these events. See the website for information on how you can ”Get into the Spirit” by donating. The parade and ceremony will take place rain or shine. No political campaigning is allowed in the parade, but local officials will be recognized along the parade route. Participating veterans can park at Monument Hall. Shuttle service is available from Monument Hall to the parade start on Princeton Avenue. For further information about the parade or any of the associated activities, call (609) 430-0144 or go to the website at www. spiritofprinceton.org.
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Dress for Success Mercer County Celebrates Ten Years at Women’s Empowerment Event
To the Editor: On May 10, Dress for Success Mercer County held its second annual Women’s Empowerment Breakfast at Trenton Country Club. Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale, author, corporate leader, consultant, and educator served as our keynote speaker. Ms. O’Neale’s address “Discovering Courage in the Midst of Change,” was an inspiration and perfectly in line with the principles we hope to instill in our clients. Celebrating 10 years, we are delighted to have served 5,000 women since opening our doors in 2007. Our organization may have started with a suit, but over the past decade we have grown into so much more. We are support, we are encouragement, and we are an opportunity for women to learn, grow, and create a better future for themselves and their families. At DFSMC, we understand the challenges faced by lowincome, underserved, and underrepresented women seeking to break the cycle of poverty. Through our personalized career development programs, we support women through every stage of their professional development, starting with their job search and leading to sustained employment. We are the only community program that responds to the career development needs of this vulnerable population. Our Women’s Empowerment Breakfast was a remarkable success and I would like to acknowledge this year’s sponsors which include Bloomberg, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Saul Ewing, Victory, Wawa, Capital Health, Fox Rothschild, LLP, investorsBank, PNC, PSE&G, Robert Half, Stark & Stark, and Royal Bank. The services we provide would not be possible without the generous support of the community. My heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors, in-kind donors, guests, and volunteers. Your contributions help Dress for Success Mercer County continue its legacy of providing quality programming and support to women who are ready to enter and thrive in the workforce. MELISSA TENzER Executive Director
After Another Racist Event In Our Schools, Parents Need to Be Part of the Solution, Not the Problem
To the Editor: I write following yet another racist event within our schools recently. An 8th grade student from John Witherspoon was caught by his parent after indulging in “pot brownies” with friends. When questioned where they got the illegal substance, the young man without hesitation named a black boy he goes to school with. A phone call from the parent alerted the black young man’s mother. The black student had had nothing to do with the event at all and texted the young man who named him asking him why. His answer was “_______ told me to, he said they wouldn’t ask any questions bc ur black”. PHS senior Jamaica Ponder wrote a blog post on the situation and stated “Princeton, listen to me, we have a race problem.” She is unequivocally correct! In April of last year, we were shocked with the revelation that some of our high school students thought that playing a game called Jews vs. Nazi’s was an acceptable pastime. Then this past March we were blindsided by a young woman in PHS posting on Snapchat “I’m on the bus with a bunch of n------s, help”. Now this latest event in our middle school. My question to my fellow Princetonians is WHAT IS GOING ON? In a town of over 30,000 people where 78 percent are college graduates and 37 percent work in education, a town where we have always prided ourselves on and welcomed a very eclectic mix, where exactly have we lost our way? I read the statement Superintendent Cochrane put out and I thought his message was a good one, quickly exonerating the innocent black young man and saying the other children that lied had had consequences imposed upon them. What still concerns me though is the collective, district-wide follow through. Words on paper are a good first step, but completely useless if not put to constant use. Racism in our schools and our town is not to be tolerated. Allowing our youth to use hateful words or actions is shameful and appalling. And not taking a hard stance
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Acknowledging Time and Effort From Volunteers Helping At Spring Formal for Adults and Teens With Special Needs
To the Editor: What a fabuleuse soirée à Paris we had at the May 5 Spring Formal for adults and teens with special needs! Our DJ Steven Knox was awesome, as was our forever friend and photographer Jaime Escarpeta. McCaffrey’s provided a lovely dinner and PSS (Princeton Special Sports) parent Ashley Oppenheimer-Fink of A Touch of Magic blew us away with her gorgeous cakes. This event has grown a lot from the small alternative “teen prom” it was when we started, which would not have happened without our partners at the Princeton Recreation Department. Special thanks to Joe Marrolli and Stacie Ryan. So much of what they do is behind the scenes, but they make everything possible. This year’s theme was an ambitious one that we could not have accomplished without Abitha Ravichander, Hana Oresky, Katerina Bubnovsky, Radha Iyer, Rhea Ravichander, Sethu Iyer, and Valerie Walker. The unprecedented amount of time these already busy people spent this year enabled us to transform the Suzanne Patterson Center into a real City of Lights! Thank you, too, to the other adult volunteers who helped us set up, chaperone, and get everything cleaned up after: Eileen Bitterly, Stephanie Corrado, Liz Cutler, John Groeger, Sethu Iyer, Kevin Kane, Tom Kreutz, Andrea Lobo, Joe Marrolli, Joan Morelli, Alex Oppenheimer-Fink, Trudy Sugiura, Yasuo Sugiura, Wendy Vasquez, and Chiemi York. It is always our student volunteers who make the Formal such a fabulous evening; we can’t convey adequately how important these kids are to our participants. Thank you to Matt Ams, Maddie Bitterly, Olivia Browndorf, Phoebe Elias, Talia Fiester, Abe Koffman, Ella Kotsen, Grace Lynch, Jack Lynch, Lauren Morelli, Cami Poniz, Gracie Poston, Rhea Ravinchander, Marli Siciliano, Declan Rourke, May Kotsen, and Charlotte Walker. Our heartfelt thanks and au revoir to Ann Diver who has managed the PSS student volunteer program for the last 13 years, and to Joe Marrolli whose commitment to special needs programming has been extraordinary. We miss you both already! And une gracieuse bienvenue to Valerie Walker and John Groeger, who are taking over for Ann and Joe. Our last dance of the season will be our annual pool party, dance, and BBQ at the Princeton Community Pool on June 2. Swimming will be from 6:30 to 7:30 (weather permitting), followed by BBQ and dancing. For more information or to register, go to princetonrecreation.com or princetonspecialsports.com. People with special needs are our friends, our relatives,
and our neighbors. Like the rest of us, they have varied skills, personalities, and interests. Yet there are still too few opportunities for them to contribute, and to interact and socialize with each other and with us. If you’re part of a community organization, if you have a job to offer, or if you just have an idea like the one that led to PSS 18 years ago, please consider this segment of our community. You’ll never regret it! DEBORAH MARTIN NORCROSS Co-President, Princeton Special Sports
Rider Finds Some Errors in Coverage Of Westminster Student-Faculty Rally
To the Editor: The Rider chapter of the American Association of University Professors — our union representing nearly 500 professors, librarians, coaches, and athletic trainers — strongly supports the continuation of Westminster Choir College in Princeton as a treasured gem of our university. Alongside the Coalition to Save Westminster Choir College in Princeton, we have made clear to Rider’s Board of Trustees that Rider President Gregory Dell’Omo’s decision to “sell” Westminster makes no sense from an academic, aesthetic, moral, or business perspective. We appreciate Town Topics’ coverage (“Faculty, Students Protest Sale of Choir College at Westminster Rally,” May 10, page one) of a student-faculty rally that took place on the Westminster campus on May 8. We realize that your readers, including residents and officials, have a significant stake in the fate of this priceless property. As your story made clear, Dell’Omo’s Westminster ultimatum is not his only crisis. He has presented our union with a set of demands — to be rushed into place by what he says is a hard deadline of Aug. 31 — that would increase teaching load by one-third, erase support for research, effectively eliminate our enviably transparent system of promotion and tenure, and end the faculty role in academic decisionmaking. He demands cuts to pay and benefits amounting to approximately $10 million a year. That would average approximately $20,000 taken from each bargaining-unit member’s pocket each year. In your report, there were three errors which should be corrected. 1. Julie Karns is described as “Board of Trustees President.” Karns is Rider’s vice president for finance and treasurer. She is an administrator and is not a member of our Board of Trustees. 2. “Speakers at the rally said that if the negotiations fail, an arbitrator would be brought in.” We wish! The membership of the faculty union has voted overwhelmingly to submit unresolved issues to binding arbitration if an agreement is not reached by the time the current contract expires on 8/31, but Rider’s administration has formally refused to agree to this condition. 3. “‘If the faculty sees the students are organized, they’ll negotiate,’ said Professor Joel Phillips.” Because of missing context and faulty pronoun-antecedent agreement, this passage does not make clear: (1) faculty have been and remain eager to negotiate; (2) administrators have for nearly two years raised demands instead of negotiating compromises; (3) our union believes if the administration sees the students are organized, the administration will negotiate. ART TAYLOR President, Rider Chapter of the American Association of University Presidents
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Living Near the Edge: Panthea Reid’s Memoir of Love and Loss
anthea Reid doesn’t mince words in her preface to Body and Soul: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Healing (Wild River Legacy 2017). Losing her husband John Fischer, who died in 2015, “nearly destroyed” her mind. What added “fury and guilt” to her grief was the idea that “medical incompetence or indifference hastened his decline.” She’s plagued by thoughts of her “naive trust” in the doctors who misdiagnosed his illness and by the fact that she failed to assert herself and “insist on alternate medical care.” Readers of Body and Soul may recall Joyce Carol Oates’s memoir A Widow’s Story (Ecco 2011), in which the author laments having consigned her husband Raymond Smith to “a teeming petri dish of lethal bacteria where within a week he will succumb to a virulent staph infection — a ‘hospital’ infection acquired in the course of his treatment for pneumonia.” A Widow’s Story is among the memoirs of grieving Reid references in Body and Soul, describing how “Oates’s disbelief and anguish” over the loss of her husband, who died in 2008, “reifies my sense of horror over John’s death. Both deaths were unnecessary, inexplicable.” Among other elements the books have in common along with the focus on “love, loss, and healing” is the fact that both husbands were treated at the Princeton Medical Center. The motive force behind Oates’s narrative, however, is less desperate and driven than Reid’s, although the most obvious point of contrast between the two is in the sexual/spiritual synthesis suggested by Reid’s title and the Felicia Mitchell poem she quotes from in the epigraph (“I don’t think the soul leaves the body; it has to be the other way around …. What if the body leaves the soul to give the soul more room to wander?”). The seed of Body and Soul is in the last sentence of the first chapter: “From his hospital bed a week before he died, John announced to me that it was our fortieth anniversary — not of our official 1976 ceremony, but of the first time our happy bodies coupled together.” Living Near the Edge Oates’s description of her marriage is circumspect and low-key, if only by comparison with the extremes in her fiction. As it happens, there are some Oates-level pyrotechnics in Reid’s account of a relationship forged in her struggle to escape a catastrophic marriage: her crazed husband throwing himself off the second-story deck of their house when she mentions divorce, absconding with their son (which prompts a mention of the opening of Oates’s Do With Me What You Will), threatening violence, so that John, Panthea’s lover-saviour, has to borrow a shotgun and enroll in a police gun-training program. You could pitch a cable mini series based on this embattled couple: the “granddaughter of a Southern Methodist preacher” and the “grandson of Russian Jewish immigrants; a former Junior Miss Alabama and a former dirt bike racer; a person who largely missed the Civil Rights struggle and an activist in it.” But however odd a match they
may have seemed to others, they “shared a deep devotion to literature and a capacity for adventure.” And, as Reid writes, “We also each had a tendency, for better or worse, to live near the edge.” Swift and Faulkner While Ray and Joyce formed a literary partnership around the editing and publishing of The Ontario Review, Panthea and John defined the relationship through their subjects, Jonathan Swift scholar Fischer finding in Swift’s long poem “Cadenus and Vanessa” reason to believe that a mingling of love and books is “possible and joyous,” while Reid, whose first book was about William Faulkner, finds herself in The Wild Palms, a novel “about two lovers who choose to give up everything to live together,” which reinforces her s e n s e “t hat romance and passion were completely missing in my poor stunted life.” Certain details of their courtship — John like “a World War II war r ior” on his BMW motorcycle, Panthea nervously holding onto the sidecar “t h r i l l e d to see the muscles in his ar ms tense a s h e to o k cur ves,” bei n g to a s te d by novelist Walker Percy when they announced their impending marriage — suggest the regional literary scene evoked in the opening paragraph of Reynolds Price’s A Long and Happy Life, Wesley Beavers “leaning that black motorcycle side to side, cutting in and out of the slow line of cars,” and “laid against his back like sleep, spraddlelegged on the sheepskin seat behind him …. Rosacoke Mustian who was maybe his girl and who had given up looking into the wind and trying to nod at every sad car in the line.” Bourbon in Princeton The moment in Walker Percy’s LSU office when he took a bottle of Early Times from a file drawer, poured the couple “hefty doses of bourbon,” and toasted them, brought back evenings many years later on Mt. Lucas Road with John nursing his bourbon of choice, straight, no ice. We were in the first decade of the millennium, and after residing in Princeton
for 25 years, my wife and I were finally keeping company with the sort of neighbors we’d always expected to have in so famously bookish a town: here we were in a living room surrounded by literature, rare volumes of Swift on shelves under the south-facing window, books by and about Panthea’s subjects Faulkner, Roger Fry, Virginia Woolf, Bloomsbury, and Tillie Olsen in built-in bookcases opposite. In our progress through four different neighborhoods, we’d lived next to physicists and mathematicians, political scientists and economists, an African-American bishop, a former mayor, and an ex-ambassador to the Soviet Union, but never writers, editors, or perennial students of literature like ourselves. Then came the day when the neighbors we’d been looking for actually showed up on our doorstep. T here they were, standing in the driveway staring at our house because they were seeing a replica in reverse of the house they had just moved into, described in Body and S oul as “a proper New England professor’s cottage with built-in bookshelves in alm o s t e ve r y room.” Never mind the books. In Princeton, what better blueprint for a friendship than houses in common? Face to Face It’s hard to read Body and Soul if you’ve ever been face to face with John Fischer. Our first conversation after taking a “oh it’s just like ours” tour of the house was memorably intense. Everything else — the sound of our wives’ voices, the changing light at the window — was muted, diminished, mellowed out. If I say that John had a Jack Daniels air about him, it’s not to suggest that that he was a heavy drinker, only that his appreciation of bourbon was an aesthetic in itself, like a companionable, less complicated alternative to Swift. We were talking that first day about the accidental death of Swift’s biographer Irvin Ehrenpreis, a family friend I had known and liked as a child and as a student. John’s mentor in Swift studies happened to be, he told me, Irvin’s arch rival.
Moved by a lecture John had given not long before the accident, Ehrenpreis asked him to tell his mentor “not to hate me in his heart.” Spoken at close range by a man as centered and sure as John Fischer, the words had an emotional resonance that made it easy to understand why he had been entrusted with so significant a message. Whenever I want to remember the way John spoke, the sound of his voice, his intense commitment to what he had to say, his measured approach to each statement, the shape and substance he gave his words, I hear him saying “Tell him not to hate me in his heart.” The Last Project One day Panthea showed me the editing project she was planning to complete for John, who had taken it over from a colleague and, so to speak, the true source, Esther Johnson, the subject of Swift’s Journal to Stella, whom he met in 1689 when she was eight, he 22. Because Esther was baffled by the difficult words in various books, Swift compiled an “Explanation of Difficult English Words” for her, which she eventually copied into her own book, a small, neatly bound volume listing alphabetically over 2,000 words with the definitions that Swift had provided. In Body and Soul Panthea reports that the Word Book she helped bring to completion has been accepted by the University of Delaware Press. Her hope is that the publisher “can produce the book or at least a formal announcement about it in time for celebrations of Swift’s 350th birthday in the summer of 2017.” “Romance and Passion” In the chapter in his book Swift’s Poetry that grew out of the essay “about books and love” he dedicated to Panthea, John writes, “because love and reason are different, love cannot be judged by reason …. Love itself can be judged only by our experience of it. And our experience of it tells us that love is good. Indeed, even when we find love painful, we know that it is good because no matter how painful it becomes … we are unwilling to give it up.” here’s a passage in Faulkner’s The Wild Palms that Panthea must have read more than once when she was leaving a failed marriage to commit to a life of “romance and passion” with John. “Listen,” a woman tells her lover, “it’s got to be all honeymoon, always. Forever and ever, until one of us dies. It can’t be anything else. Either heaven or hell: no comfortable safe peaceful purgatory between you and me …. They say love dies between two people. That’s wrong. It doesn’t die. It just leaves you, goes away, if you are not good enough, worthy enough.” —Stuart Mitchner
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ryn “Kitsi” Watterson and her Princeton University students, collaborated in the effort to preserve the community’s history. These stories — beginning with a story by a resident born in 1875 and found in the archives of the Historical Society of Princeton — show that the roots of Princeton’s African American community are as deeply intertwined with the town and university as they are with the history of the United States, the legacies of slavery, and the nation’s current conversations on race. According to Emily Mann, artistic director, McCarter Theatre, “Kathryn Watterson has devoted her entire life as a writer to issues of justice. From the American prison system to women’s rights and the stories of people of color, few writers in this country have captured
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the future of the golf course after 10 years, Mr. Durkee reiterated that the University will be sensitive to the adjacent neighborhood, respectful of the property’s history, and committed to improving public access and the stream corridor. Plans for the Butler Tract,
a former graduate housing neighborhood that was demolished in 2015, are not definite. But they will eventually contain housing that could serve faculty and staff. Mr. McCoy said that the intention was to respect the scale of the surrounding neighborhood and create a walkable community, with buildings no higher than two or three stories. It is too early in the cam-
pus planning process for an architect to be named or specifics about building designs to be released. But the plan makes clear that some 500 undergraduates are expected to be added to the student body, which means a new residential college will be necessary. The site proposed for that college is south of Poe Field and east of Elm Drive. Building it would require that the ath-
letic facilities currently used for tennis and softball be relocated to University land south of Lake Carnegie, in West Windsor. Resident Sam Bunting asked if a modern streetcar could eventually replace the Dinky train, which connects the campus with the Princeton Junction station in West Windsor. “At this point, we are assuming, going forward, that the Dinky
will continue,” Mr. Durkee said, adding that the future of the Dinky is up to New Jersey Transit. “I think you’re being coy,” Mr. Bunting said. “It’s on your property.” Mur ray Place resident Marty Schneiderman told Mr. Durkee that he and his neighbors have concerns about the impact of development on their streets. A woman who lives on Olden
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“With all of the legalization of marijuana around the country, as well as medical marijuana, a kind of lackadaisical attitude has developed in the community,” Mr. DeBlasio continued. “We wanted to share what we’re seeing from the perspectives of police, Corner House, and the high school. But this is not a forum about legalization, and we’re not taking any kind of stand on that. It’s just about the facts and what we’re seeing now.” The evening will include an analysis of a recent survey, initiated anonymously by Princeton High School students, on perceptions about marijuana and its usage. Treatment options will be discussed by the clinical director of Corner House. Princeton Police Sergeant Frederick Williams will talk about the legal aspects of getting caught using marijuana or having related paraphernalia in a car, a home, or at a party. “We’re there to discuss the ramifications of use,” Mr. Williams said. “A lot of parents, especially of young drivers about 17 and 18 years old, don’t understand that drug offenses in a motor vehicle carry additional penalties, depending on the amount and where you are, such as in a school zone.” Another scenario Mr. Williams will discuss is what happens when a driver not using marijuana picks up a friend who reeks of the drug. If the driver happens to be stopped by police, and the officer notices the smell, there is trouble. “When you get stopped, your car is now subject to a search, be-
cause that smell is a probable cause,” Mr. Williams said. “We’re finding out that this is something kids aren’t aware of. If they are aware, they might make better choices.” Key to the program is a presentation on the drug and its effects. Many people are not aware of the strength of today’s brand of marijuana, particularly when it is ingested via food. Edible marijuana can be found in muffins, gummy bears, butter, bacon, tea, pizza, and guacamole, among numerous other concoctions. “The THC [the chemical compound in cannabis that creates a high] levels are very high,” said Mr. DeBlasio, much higher than what pot was 40 years ago. It’s a whole different drug. And the impact on the individual and the brain is much higher, because it can be more hallucinogenic. Parents might not realize that it definitely has an impact on the person’s brain development, motivation, and social interactions.” Along with alcohol, marijuana is the most popular drug of choice among area high school and college students, Mr. Williams said. While the edible varieties are not easily accessible here, “We are seeing it floating into the community,” he added. “Kids are using it on a pretty regular basis, starting sometimes as young as middle school. Parents need to understand the reality of how it is impacting young minds and recognize the signs.” The event will include a panel discussion and a question-and-answer session. For more information, visit cor nerhousenj.org. —Anne Levin
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New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act and Your Rights When Hiring a Home Improvement Contractor: Part II in an Occasional Series
By Tirza S. Wahrman, Esq. ©
“The ache for home lives in all of us…”
I have used this space previously to write about New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act, and its importance in protecting consumers, homeowners and tenants from a variety of “bad practices.” One of the Act’s strongest weapons for harmed homeowners is the feature that allows a homeowner who wins in court to collect her attorney’s fees. For many of us, our home is our most precious physical asset. To trust our home to a stranger who enters it, promising to do a repair, an addition or renovation on time and on budget, can be a daunting proposition. Today, we will delve more deeply into what to look for when selecting a contractor, and how the protections of the Consumer Fraud Act can be used to hold home improvement contractors liable for their bad acts. These are the kinds of questions to ask, when selecting a home improvement contractor. 1. Is the contractor licensed with the Division of Consumer Affairs? Any person or corporation that undertakes home improvements must be registered with the Division of Consumer Affairs. To check that a contractor has the appropriate license, visit http:/www.njconsumeraffairs.gov. Look for the Office of Consumer Protection icon, and look on the left side of the screen for Home Improvement Contractors. 2. Is the contractor insured? New Jersey law requires a home improvement contractor to carry a minimum liability insurance policy of $500,000.00. Before he or she starts the work, ask to see the Declarations page of his or her policy. 3. Is the work on my home a “home improvement”? The law defines “home improvements” broadly to include remodeling, altering, painting, repairing or modernizing of residential property. It also includes the construction of additions and work on the property outside of the home, including driveway, sidewalks, swimming pools, patios, landscaping, fences and the like. Even rental properties are covered. 4. Have I been given a written contract? For all home improvements where the cost will exceed $500, the contractor must provide a written contract. A written contract must include: A. The legal name and business address of the contractor; a description of the work to be done; B. total price to be paid, including any finance charges which apply; C. if the contract is for time and materials, D. the hourly rate for the labor; E. the date when work is to begin and end, or if no dates are given, a time period for completion of the work; F. if the work is being financed, a statement of the existence of the mortgage or any other security interest; G. all guarantees and warranties. 5. Does the work on my home require a permit? As a general rule, minor repairs do not; however, renovations that expand the footprint of the home or increase energy or water usage may require a permit. It’s best to check first with the Township and make sure that your contractor is in full compliance with permit requirements. 6. When should I pay the contractor? Many homeowners make the mistake of making full payment up front. Any number of payment arrangements can be agreed to: I counsel homeowners to make a small deposit to start, and make payment only when certain thresholds in the work are achieved. Never agree to make a final payment until you have sign off from the Township inspector that all required permits have been obtained. How does the Consumer Fraud Act protect me? Rightly known as one of the strongest consumer protection laws in the nation, the Act is interpreted liberally in favor of homeowners. The State’s Division of Consumer Affairs enforces the law and the statute allows individual homeowners to bring actions in Superior Court. What must you prove to prevail on a claim under the Consumer Fraud Act? There are three elements that must be satisfied: First, you must show that you suffered an “ascertainable loss.” Second, you must show that the contractor engaged in an “unlawful practice. Third, you must show a causal relationship between the ascertainable loss and the unlawful practice. New Jersey courts interpret the term “unlawful practice” broadly. An unlawful practice can include any unconscionable commercial practice, deception, fraud, false pretense, false promise, misrepresentation, or the knowing concealment, suppression or omission of any material fact. An unlawful practice can include any violation of the home improvement regulations that apply to contractors. For example, suppose your contractor fails to get an interim inspection when he or she has commenced work on your property, and you learn this when you confer with your town inspector. If you terminate your contractor and engage a new one to get the proper inspections done, the additional costs you incur may be recovered if you can show that your additional costs were caused by the first contractor’s failure to get the proper interim and final inspections. Here’s another example: the contractor submits plans to the Township indicating he will use a certain kind of material to build an addition. You subsequently learn the contractor used a less expensive material inconsistent with what described in the plans he submitted to the Township. That is an unlawful act Lawwas Office of Tirza S. Wahrman, LLC Yale-educated attorney of and your former Deputy Attorney General with twenty-five years for which you can seek recovery damages—that is,over the additional costs you incur when you pay to of litigation and counselingthe experience in state and federal court. 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ARTJAM: The annual pop-up art gallery by HomeFront will run from May 19 to June 6 at 19 Hulfish St. in Princeton’s Palmer Square.
HomeFront’s Pop-up Gallery “ArtJam” to Open May 19 HomeFront’s seventh annual ArtJam pop-up gallery will open Friday, May 19 at 19 Hulfish St on Princeton’s Palmer Square. HomeFront is a Mercer County-based nonprofit that works to fight homelessness in the area, and ArtJam serves in part as a major fundraiser for the organization’s ArtSpace programming. ArtSpace is an open studio for clients at HomeFront’s new Family Preservation Center in Ewing. Ruthann Traylor, the ArtSpace director, explains that it is meant as both a therapeutic creative outlet for HomeFront clients, as well as a means for them to pick up entrepreneurial skills through the sale of their artwork. The ArtJam pop-up gallery will feature artwork from ArtSpace participants as well as the work of over 100 locally and nationally celebrated artists. Ms. Traylor emphasizes that, for the ArtSpace participants whose work will be featured in ArtJam, “we’re celebrating them as artists,” not merely as HomeFront clients who happen to have made art. She takes pride in encouraging the creative impulse in these artists, and in allowing them an opportunity they might not otherwise have to show their work. The idea for ArtJam came about when a former HomeFront client, Emily Lewis, began to sell her work at other pop-up galleries after honing her skills through ArtSpace. Ms. Lewis came to HomeFront as a 25-yearold single mother and high school dropout with no formal background in art. One day, as she was working with HomeFront’s WorkFirst educational program in pursuit of her GED, she stopped by ArtSpace, where she found both a welcoming environment and a personal passion. With the support of HomeFront, she began to craft work in multiple media, eventually earning a full scholarship to Parsons School of Design. She earned her BA three years ago, and is currently working toward an MFA. Certainly, not all ArtSpace participants follow a similar arc, but, “the whole goal is to inspire,” Ms. Traylor says.
The ArtJam gallery will feature work in a range of media: painting, photography, sculpture, glass, and jewelry. This year’s gallery will also feature work from SewingSpace, a branch of the ArtSpace program that teaches participants a variety of needlework and textile skills. ArtJam will run Friday, May 19 through Tuesday, June 6 at 19 Hulfish Street in Princeton. An opening public reception will be held on Friday, May 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. All artwork will be for sale. The reception and the show are free and open to the public. —Doug Wallack
Princeton University Presents “Senior All Star Show”
The Visual Arts Program in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of recent work in a wide range of media by 20 graduating seniors in the program. The exhibition, “Senior All-Star Show,” will highlight work by students completed as part of their senior thesis projects and will be on view
from Thursday, May 18 to Friday, June 9 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception will be held on May 18 from noon-2 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Lucas Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special additional hours during the University’s Reunions Weekend will be offered on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The work featured in this exhibition has been selected from among photography, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, film, video and mu lt imedia installat ions created by students earning a certificate in visual arts along with a degree in their major or a studio art degree. Each presented a solo exhibition or a screening of new work during the past semester as a requirement of the program. Examples of some of the projects exhibited this year from which work for the “Senior All-Star Show” will be drawn include: an exhibition of gummy bears, jelly, bugs, and paint exploring the relationship between beauty and disgust; playful selfie-based por traits and text-based paintings; a multimedia re-
Artists of All Ages Invited To Submit Artwork
The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) invites the community to express their creativity by designing artwork celebrating the ACP’s 50th Anniversary. One overall winner’s ar twork will be featured on its 50th Anniversary poster and additional marketing materials.
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telling of the Garden of Eden creation story, reacting in part to the artist’s upbringing in a conservative Christian environment in Texas; an exhibition exploring the representation of women on Instagram, memory, and childhood; tapestries, murals, sculptures, and mirror prints exploring family roots and oral histories of farming, slavery, and the South; an examination of technology, cognition, and the digital aesthetic through pop art and optical illusion; an exhibition of paintings, prints, video, and audio exploring the evolution of two great-grandmothers’ stories and their place among family lore and facts; and an exhibition of large format analog photography exploring visual representations of Muslim identities through notions of gender, power, family, and history. This multimedia show, including film work showcased on monitors in the gallery, features the work of seniors Aubree Andres, Tiffany Cho, Dom inique Fahmy, A lex Ford, Alexis Foster, Anna K a lfa ia n, S yd n e y K i n g, Adam Locher, Emily Madrigal, Nathan Makarewicz, Walid Marfouk, Yankia Ned, Chanyoung Park, Charles Park, Zahava Presser, Crystal Qian, Alex Quetell, EJ Weiss, Louisa Willis, and Simon Wu. Many of the seniors plan to continue working in the visual arts field when they graduate, while others will take what they have learned as student artists into a career in another field. To learn more about the exhibition, the Program in Visual Arts, and the more than 100 performances, exhibitions, readings, screenings, concerts and, lectures presented each year at the Lewis Center, most of them free, visit arts.princeton. edu. ———
“&thunk”: This collage by Princeton University senior Aubrey Andres explores the incomplete narratives that form because humans are unable to communicate what they truly mean. Ms. Andres’s work is on display at the Lucas Gallery at Princeton University. (Photo Courtesy of Lewis Center of the Arts) Further, winners from each age group will receive opportunities for their artwork to be shared with the community. Applicants should ideally live or work in the Princeton or surrounding areas and have familiarity with the Arts Council of Princeton. The contest is open to individuals (all ages ), companies, organizations, educational institutions, or groups associated with such institutions. Submission deadline is Wednesday, May 31 at 5 p.m. For more information, v isit ar tscouncilof pr ince ton.org or call (609) 9248777.
Area Exhibits Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, has the Neighborhood Portrait Quilt on permanent exhibit. Sculptures by Patrick Strzelec are on the Graves Terrace
through June 30. “Nassau Hall to Hoagie Haven: Princeton Paintings by James McPhillips is on view through August 1. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org. Ellarslie, Trenton’s City Museum in Cadwalader Park, Parkside Avenue, Trenton, has The Ellarslie Open through June 25. (609) 989-3632. Mor ven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street, has docentled tours of the historic house and its gardens, furnishings, and artifacts. “Bruce Springsteen : A Photographic Journey” r uns t hrough May 21. www.morven.org. The Princeton Universit y A r t Museum has “Revealing Pictures: Photographs f rom t he Christopher E. Olofson Collection” through July 2 and “The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C.” through June 11. (609) 258-3788.
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A Turn-of-the-Century Seamstress Sews “Intimate Apparel;” Lynn Nottage’s Romantic Drama Plays at McCarter Theatre
ynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel opened at McCarter’s Berlind Theatre May 12. The program notes state that Ms. Nottage, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat is currently on Broadway, has the following artistic mission: “to tell the stories of forgotten people, those whose lives did not make it into the records through which we, as Americans, chronicle the history of our country.” Inspired by a photograph of her great-grandmother, a Barbadian seamstress who lived in New York City at the turn of the last century, Ms. Nottage succeeds with this 2003 drama. Esther Mills, a 35-year-old African American seamstress patterned after the playwright’s great-grandmother, rents a room in a boarding house owned by Mrs. Dickson. Esther creates “intimate apparel” for affluent women such as the unhappily married Mrs. Van Buren; and for Mayme, a prostitute and talented pianist. Headstrong and occupied by her work, the single Esther nevertheless is unhappy about her lack of a romantic partner. “Ironically, she creates beautiful lingerie for wealthy socialites and prostitutes, helping them fulfill their desires, but remains unfulfilled herself,” Ms. Nottage writes in This Is My Best, a literary anthology. Esther purchases fabrics from Mr. Marks, a Romanian immigrant with whom she shares an appreciation of the exquisite textiles he procures for her. When Mr. Marks offers some Japanese silk to Esther, she affectionately grasps his hand — which he quickly withdraws. Esther assumes his reticence is due to her race. However, he explains that his Orthodox Jewish beliefs do not permit him to touch any woman who is not his wife or a relative, and that he is engaged to a Romanian woman he has never met. However, Esther unexpectedly receives a letter from a Barbadian man named George Armstrong. Along with the son of Esther’s deacon, George digs on the Panama Canal. George writes that [the deacon’s son] “speaks so highly of his church that I find comfort in his recollections,” and requests that Esther correspond with him. Unable to read or write, Esther asks Mayme and Mrs. Van Buren to read George’s letters and ghostwrite responses for her.
The correspondence develops into a courtship, in which George eventually asks Esther to marry him. Esther accepts, even though Mrs. Dickson warns her not to rush into marriage. Mr. Marks gives Esther some of his finest material with which to make her wedding dress. Unfortunately, George proves to be quite different from the man Esther was led to expect. On their wedding night, George fails to appreciate a gift Esther gives to him: a jacket she made out of the Japanese silk she has purchased from Mr. Marks. Esther sews undergarments for a living, so it is telling that as a gift for her husband she makes a jacket — a garment to be worn over shirts. Perhaps that is why George — who cares only about physical intimacy — cannot appreciate it. Later, this jacket will be crucial to the story. The unloving relationship is not helped when George wastes the life savings that Esther has sewn into a quilt. Sewn from disparate and previously used materials, the quilt can be interpreted as a meta-
phor for Esther’s relationship with George, which was built on letters infused with the wishes and experiences of other people. The quilt also could be a symbol of 1905 New York, with its diverse population. Ms. Nottage knows how to write sparkling dialogue (“I thought I’d lost you to a competitor,” Mr. Marks pointedly tells Esther after she accepts George’s proposal of marriage), but in crafting a drama that illuminates the extent to which words can be deceptive, she also knows when not to use dialogue. This affords a talented director such as Jade King Carroll, with her cast and mostly female creative team, the latitude to create a layered production. “One of the things I wanted to do in working with the set is connect New York City — during the Industrial Revolution — and a corset,” Carroll reveals in a promotional video for the production. “You look at the bridges that are being built, the subways, they all kind of have the same boning structure. All of that’s going into 1905 New York [while] this strong, beautiful, single woman is sitting with this tiny machine, creating the same structure.”
Alexis Distler’s set suggests a bridge, or a building under construction, in keeping with Ms. Carroll’s concept. There are two levels to the set, with two compartments to each level. This establishes the sense of being in a New York City building. Ms. Carroll’s direction uses the multileveled set to create an Upstairs, Downstairs subtext. Esther’s clients occupy the upper level, while Esther and Mr. Marks occupy the lower level, underlining the connection between them. As Esther and Mr. Marks each hold one end of a rare textile, apparel enables intimacy — the only intimacy that societal circumstances will permit them to experience. Dede M. Ayite’s costumes effectively evoke the period. The color palette consists mostly of black, white, and grey; the smoking jacket offers a splash of color, as does a dress worn by Mayme in the second act. Ragtime music also establishes the setting. The genre is well captured by “Mayme’s Song,” a piano composition that Baikida Carroll — the director’s father — wrote for the production. Quincy Tyler Bernstine infuses Esther with dignity and hidden strength. Esther is humble, but she is a woman with an unbending moral center and a sense of personal integrity. Ms. Bernstine effectively portrays all these aspects of Esther’s personality. Galen King, an actor particularly skilled in the use of body language, brings a subtle and oily — but predatory — aggression to the role of George. This is countered by the gracious sincerity that Tasso Feldman brings to Mr. Marks. Jessica Frances Dukes and Kate MacCluggage each bring an exuberant worldliness to, respectively, Mayme and Mrs. Van Buren. As Mrs. Dickson, Brenda Pressley is warmly maternal. ike the rare textiles for which Esther and Mr. Marks share a mutual INTIMATE APPAREL: Performances are underway for McCarter Theatre’s production of Lynn appreciation, Intimate Apparel is Nottage’s “Intimate Apparel.” Directed by Jade King Carroll, the play runs through June 4 delicate, unique, and exquisitely crafted at the Berlind Theatre. Esther (Quincy Tyler Bernstine, left) and Mr. Marks (Tasso Feldman) — both in its script and production. With are connected by an appreciation of exquisite fabrics. (Photo by T. Charles Erickson) a photograph as its genesis the play is a somewhat gritty, but poignant, snapshot “Intimate Apparel” will play at McCarter’s Berlind Theatre, 91 University Place in Princeton, through June 4. For tickets, show times, and further information of another time. call (609) 258-2787 or visit mccarter.org. —Donald H. Sanborn III
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ew Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) closed its 2016-17 Princeton series on Friday night with the best of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, as well as an old musical friend featured in a Romantic Sibelius violin concerto. NJSO Music Director Xian Zhang led the ensemble and violin soloist Jennifer Koh in a concert at Richardson Auditorium including music of Mozart, Sibelius, and Schubert. Ms. Koh is an old friend to Princeton audiences; she has performed a number of times with area ensembles. Jean Sibelius’s Violin Concerto in D minor, Opus 47 is an expansive symphonic work, and even after its 1905 revision by the composer, still demands the highest in technical facility from the soloist. Ms. Koh delivered on all aspects of this complex and difficult piece, ranging from a reflective opening against icy orchestral accompaniment to extended fiery and virtuosic sections recurring throughout the concerto. The solo violin passages were melodic and expressive, with occasional harmonic twists to match the compositional trends of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ms. Koh’s agile first movement cadenza contrasted well with both Sibelius’s rich melodies and the grandeur of the long passages for orchestra alone. Ms. Koh communicated well with Ms. Zhang, and seemed to lean into whichever string section was in dialog with the solo violin. The demanding solo part was particularly evident in a passage of double-stops combining a solo melody with an extended continuous trill, all from the same instrument. Ms. Koh especially showed strength of arm in the second movement Adagio, playing reflectively and thoughtfully, as if remembering something from long ago. Throughout the Sibelius work, wind solos contrasted well with the lush orchestra, including from flutist Bart Feller, clarinetist Karl Herman, and oboist Robert Ingliss. A strong ostinato from the lower strings in the closing Allegro aided in conveying Sibelius’s intended gypsy effect in a movement considered one of the most formidable concerto movements written for violin. Ms. Koh was always precisely with the orchestra in a solo part which never stopped but was always un-
der control. The orchestra was equally as effectively contained, with well-blended horns and sweet melodic runs from both soloist and instrumentalists. In both the Sibelius Violin Concerto and the short Mozart opera overture which opened the concert, Ms. Zhang clearly packed a great deal of conducting punch into her direction of the orchestra, and her forceful leadership continued for Franz Schubert’s substantial Symphony No. 9 in C Major, subtitled “The Great.” Finished just two years before Schubert’s death, this symphony had all the hallmarks of the 18th-century compositional style perfected by Mozart and passed to Beethoven, infused with Schubert’s gift for melody and Viennese panache. More than 45 minutes long, Symphony No. 9 owes its considerable scale to Beethoven, but its charm and classical structure to Mozart and a tradition of Viennese musical grace. NJSO opened the symphony with a clean pair of horns and smooth lower strings in a very elegant and march-like slow introduction. When the opening movement took off in a spirited Allegro, Ms. Zhang maintained an effective lilt to the music with well-executed sforzandi providing a touch of humor to the texture. Wind solos from oboist Mr. Ingliss and clarinetist Mr. Herman added a pastoral character to the performance and the ensemble brought out the counterpoint well. Ms. Zhang well emphasized the Ländler dance of the third movement, bringing out instrumental accents from different sections of the orchestra. Throughout the work, Ms. Zhang always seemed to know exactly where the sound should be coming from, creating playful sweeps in the music across the stage. ith this performance, the Princeton series of NJSO’s new era under Ms. Zhang’s leadership came to a close, and it was clear from audience response that Princeton awaits next year’s NJSO season with great anticipation. —Nancy Plum
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will return on July 10-15 as part of its annual Edward T. Cone Composition Institute. The closing concert on July 15 at Richardson Auditorium will feature music of Saad Haddad, Noah Kaplan, Sam Lipman, Alyssa Weinberg, and Steven Mackey. For information visit www. njsymphony.org.
PU SUMMER CHAMBER CONCERTS: The 50th Season of Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts begins with a performance by the WindSync woodwind quintet on Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. WindSync includes Julian Hernandez (clarinet), Anni Hochhalter (horn), Emily Tsai (oboe), Kara LaMoure (bassoon), and Garrett Hudson (flute). Free tickets are available at the door and online at princetonsummerchamberconcerts.org.
2017 Princeton Festival ate. Richard Tang Yuk, ar- can be purchased. The cost Guild Artists Round Table tistic director of The Princ- of the concert is $25.
The Princeton Festival Guild will present the Artists Round Table on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Princeton Theological Seminary’s Scheide Hall. Opera artists, production staff, and others from The Princeton Festival’s production of Beethoven’s Fidelio will share their personal experiences with the audience during an interactive forum. Hear the pleasures and perils faced both on stage and off as the artists bring the opera to life for its opening performance. The Artists Round Table offers a rare opportunity to meet the artists up close and hear in their own voice how they develop their roles, interpretations, and insights. Marian Burleigh-Motley, renowned interviewer and lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will moder-
eton Festival and Stephen LaCosse, stage director of The Princeton Festival’s production of Fidelio will participate along with principal singers from the production. This event is free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available on the Seminary campus. Artists reception follows. The Princeton Festival presents Fidelio, June 18 and 25 at McCarter Theatre. For information, visit www. princetonfestival.org or call (609) 258-2787. ———
Drummer E.J. Strickland At Tavern on the Lake
Jazz drummer E.J. Strickland and his band Transient Beings will perform at Tavern on the Lake in Hightstown on Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. Drinks and dinner
Playing with Strickland is Sarah Charles, vocals; Nir Felder, guitar; Tom Guarna, guitar; and Ben Williams, electric bass. Transient Beings is known for combining jazz, Afrobeat, hip hop, funk, fusion, and more. Mr. Strickland grew up in Miami and attended the New School for Social Research where he studied piano, polished his skills as a performer, and studied with some of the world’s greatest drummers. Before earning a bachelor of fine arts in jazz performance, he had already performed with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Nneenna Freelon, Abbey Lincoln, Christian McBride, and Herbie Hancock. Tavern on the Lake is located at 101 North Main Street in Highstown. ———
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Supporting cast includes Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, and Emma Thompson. The Boss Baby (PG for some mildly rude humor). Animated comedy about a precocious infant (Alec Baldwin) who teams up with his 7-year-old brother (Miles Christopher Bakshi) to foil the plan of a diabolical CEO (Steve Buscemi) who is determined to destabilize feelings of love around the world. Voice cast includes Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire, ViviAnn Yee, and Eric Bell, Jr. Dead Awake (Unrated). Thriller about a social worker (Jocelin Donahue) who lands in a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths where each victim contracted a condition called sleep paralysis. Ensemble cast includes Jesse Bradford, Brea Grant, James Eckhouse, and Lori Petty. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (PG for rude humor). The fourth movie in the series inspired by Jeff Kinney’s children’s book series features a new cast and finds the Heffley family embarking on an eventful road trip to visit grandma on her 90th birthday. Co-starring Jason Drucker, Charlie Wright, Alicia Silverstone, and Tom Everett Scott. Everything, Everything (PG-13 for mature themes and brief sensuality). An enchanting, bittersweet, romance about the love that blossoms between a sickly girl (Amandla Stenburg) who is growing up in an antiseptic bubble and the chivalrous Prince Charming (Nick Robinson) who moves in next-door. With Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera, and Taylor Hickson. The Fate of the Furious (PG-13 for profanity, suggestive content, and violence and destruction). Eighth movie in the Fast and Furious series finds Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) settling down after their honeymoon when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces him into a criminal betrayal of those closest to him. Ensemble cast includes Helen Mirren, Tyrese, Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, and Scott Eastwood. Gifted (PG-13 for profanity, mature themes, and suggestive material). Adventure set in a Central Florida coastal town where a 7-year-old orphan (Mckenna Grace), raised by her uncle (Chris Evans) after her mother’s suicide, becomes the subject of a custody battle when her grandmother (Lindsay Duncan) learns she’s a promising math prodigy. With Octavia Spencer, Jona Xiao, and Jenny Slate. Going in Style (PG-13 for profanity, drug use, and suggestive material). Remake of the classic crime comedy about three retirees (Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin) who conspire to rob the bank that bankrupted their pension fund. Supporting cast includes Joey King, Ann-Margaret, Matt Dillon, Kenan Thompson, and Christopher Lloyd. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13 for action, violence, profanity, and suggestive content). The sequel finds the Marvel Comics superheroes embarking on another intergalactic adventure to the outer reaches of the cosmos. Ensemble cast includes Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Sly Stallone, and Kurt Russell. How to Be a Latin Lover (PG-13 for coarse humor, sexual references, crude gestures, and nudity). Comedy about a jilted gigolo (Eugenio Derbez) who moves in with his sister (Salma Hayek) after getting kicked out of the mansion by his elderly wife (Renee Taylor) of 25 years to make room for a younger man. Ensemble cast includes Rob Lowe, Linda Lavin, Raquel Welch, Mckenna Grace, Kristen Bell, Michael Cera, and Rob Corddry. In English and Spanish with subtitles. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (PG-13 for violence, action, suggestive content, and brief profanity). Charlie Hunnam plays the title character in this reimagining of the medieval tale where the the mythical monarch reclaims his crown after being robbed of his birthright by a power-hungry uncle (Jude Law). With Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana, Astrid Berges-Frisbey. and Aidan Gillen. Norman (R for profanity). Richard Gere has the title role as a wheeler-dealer whose stature in New York’s Jewish community rises after he helps an ambitious politician (Lior Ashkenazi) become prime minister of Israel. With Steve Buscemi, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Hank Azaria. In English and Hebrew with subtitles. A Quiet Passion (PG-13 for mature themes, disturbing images, and suggestive material). Cynthia Nixon plays poet Emily Dickinson in this biopic about the life and times of the posthumously-appreciated reclusive poet. With Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, and Keith Carradine. The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, mature themes, smoking, sexuality, and brief nudity). Jessica Chastain has the title character in this true tale, set in Poland during World War II, about how a fearless woman hid hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust on the grounds of the Warsaw Zoo. Cast includes Daniel Bruhl, Johan Heldenbergh, and Timothy Radford. —Kam Williams
mation, visit www.runbucks. com. 1 to 4 p.m.: Spring Music Series at Terhune Orchards. Come enjoy live music and wine tastings on the farm. 1 to 4 p.m.: The Historical Society of Princeton’s “Chasing George” 10-mile bike ride joins PBAC’s Ciclovia at Quaker Road, which will be closed to cars. Feet and people-powered wheels are welcome. 2 to 5 p.m.: Coming Home: An Embodiment Workshop with Joy Okoye at Integral Yoga Community Center (IYCC) at Princeton Shopping Center. The workshop will use yoga, JourneyDance, and other expressive arts for self-inquiry. Register at www.iyccprinceton.org 3 p.m.: Sharim v’Sharot (People of Song), a choral foundation under the leadership of Dr. Elayne Robinson Grossman, will perform songs of peace in Jewish perspectives at 101 Scotch Road in Ewing. 3 p.m.: Special Exhibition Tour: “The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian VasePainting in the Early Fifth Century B.C.” at Princeton University Art Museum. 3 p.m.: The EnglishSpeaking Union presents John Burkhalter and Sheldon Eldridge in “Unheard Musick and Eighteenth Century British Literature” at The Kirby Arts Center at The Lawrenceville School. 4 to 6 p.m.: Princeton Pro Musica performs at Richardson Auditorium. Monday, May 22 7 p.m.: Mike Van Clef of the New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team will share results of a study of existing and emergent invasive plant species in Princeton’s open space and offer an overview of the ecological health of the preserved land in Princeton; Princeton Public Library. Tuesday, May 23 9:30 a.m.: Wellness Walks: Tai Chi with Dao Concepts at Grounds for Sculpture. The cost to attend is $10. 9:30 a.m.: Read & Pick Program: Farm Animals at Terhune Orchards. Parents and children (ages preschool to 8 years) will listen to a story followed by a craft activity using wool from Terhune Orchards’ sheep. The cost to attend is $7 per child. RSVP by calling (609) 924-2310 (the program repeats at 11 a.m.). 7:30 p.m.: International Folk Dance at the YWCA Princeton, 59 Paul Robeson Place.
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6:30 p.m.: Award-winning author and professor Eddie Glaude Jr. speaks at One Table Café at Trinity Church, Princeton. Reservations are required by May 17. RSVP by calling (609) 216-7770. 7 to 9 p.m.: Opening Night, Dancing Under the Stars at Hinds Plaza co-sponsored by Princeton Public Library and Central Jersey Dance. Saturday, May 20 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Annual Miki & Friends 5K Walk and Run for Attitudes in Reverse, a Princeton-based nonprofit whose mission is to save lives through mental-health and suicide-prevention education; Mercer County Park, East Picnic Area, West Windsor. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Rummage and Bake Sale at Trinity Church, 1 Park Avenue in Rocky Hill. Rain or shine. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: West Windsor Community Farmers Market at the Vaughn Drive Parking Lot of the Princeton Junction Train Station (repeats weekly). 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Princeton Pong hosts the 2017 May OPEN Table Tennis Tournament. This is a 2-Star USATT-Sanctioned Tournament open to groups of all ages and skill levels. Entry deadline is May 19. Register by calling (609) 987-8500 or by visiting princetonpong.com. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Princeton’s 7th Annual Wheels Rodeo at 400 Witherspoon Street. This event is designed for riders of bicycles, skateboards, and skates. Includes free helmets, bike safety checks, and raffles. 1 to 2:30 p.m.: Members of Princeton University’s chemistry department conduct hands-on experiments for budding scientists 5 and older. Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Chemistry Graduate Student Organization; Princeton Public Library. 7 to 9 p.m.: All-level Glowga at Intergral Yoga Community Center (IYCC) at Princeton Shopping Center. This upbeat flow class will involve back bends, arm balance, and inversions all set to glowing lights and great music. Register at www.iycc princeton.org 8:30 p.m.: The Rick Fiori Jazz Trio performs at Small World Coffee’s Witherspoon Street location. Sunday, May 21 8:30 a.m.: The Princeton 5K in and around the Princeton High School neighborhood. Proceeds benefit the PHS cross country and track teams. Register at www. princeton5k.com. 8:30 a.m.: Bucks County 10-Miler through New Hope, Pa. and Delaware Canal State Park. For more infor-
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George Comes Through Late for PU Women’s Lax As Tigers Edge Cornell, Advance to NCAA Quarters
torm clouds were gathering in the sky and on the field for the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team as it hosted Cornell in an NCAA second round contest last Sunday afternoon. After building a 9-6 lead midway through the second half, Princeton found itself knotted in a 9-9 tie with the Big Red as the skies darkened and rain started to fall. Princeton sophomore midfielder Elizabeth George acknowledged that the Tigers were uneasy about the impending downpour and the Cornell rally. “It was a tie game, it couldn’t be more tense,” said George. George proceeded to break the tie, racing up the field and converting a feed from Olivia Hompe to put the Tigers up 10-9 with 4:04 remaining in regulation. “That was on Hompe’s pass, it was a good set up off the whistle,” said George, a 5’9 native of Lutherville, Md. recalling the goal. “Hompe decided to go for it and throw the pass and just got it to goal.” With a deluge hitting Class of 1952 Stadium, George struck again two minutes later, sliding the ball past the Cornell goalie as Princeton went up 11-9. “That was in the pouring
rain, they were pressing out, they wanted the ball back obviously and Kathryn [Hallett] comes around and sees me on the crease and luckily the shot rolled by the pipe,” said George. A half hour thunder and lightning delay was called at that point, potentially stalling Princeton’s momentum. “That was tough because we were all so excited and eager to get the job done so it was tough to come out after that,” said George. The Tigers, though, came out and got the job done, holding off the Big Red, as senior goalie Ellie DeGarmo made some big saves, to prevail 11-9. The fifth-seeded Tigers, now 15-3, play at fourth-seeded Penn State (16-3) in the NCAA quarterfinals on May 21. For George, earning the spot in the quarterfinals was something the Tigers have had their eye on for a while. “I think we are just so excited,” said George. “We know we have an incredibly talented team this year and really strong seniors and plans to go really far. We are just taking momentum forward.” Having played on both the Princeton field hockey and lacrosse teams as a freshman, George decided to focus on the latter as a
sophomore and it has paid off as she has emerged as one of the top scorers for the Tigers this spring. She now has 25 goals and nine assists this season after tallying 10 goals and an assist as a freshman. “Not playing field hockey definitely helped me focus on different skills in the fall,” said George, who tallied a team-high four goals in the win over Cornell and now has 10 goals in her last three games. “I stayed focused through the spring. I am working on my shooting a lot.” Princeton head coach Chris Sailer liked the focus her team displayed as it beat Cornell for the third time in four weeks, having topped the Big Red 12-11 in double overtime on April 22 in a regular season contest and then prevailing 12-9 in the Ivy Tournament final on May 7. “People say it is hard to beat a team three times,” said Sailer. “We have a great team, we love our players and our systems. I feel like if we play our game, we can beat anyone no matter how many times we play them.” That said, Sailer knew that the Tigers were in for a tough battle with the Big Red. “Cornell comes back, they are fighters,” said Sailer. “They never go away and
they have very talented players and good schemes too, but our kids weren’t going to be denied.” With George displaying her talent down the stretch, the Tigers were able to come way with the win. “Elizabeth made some huge plays,” said Sailer, who got two goals and two assists from Hompe with senior Anna Doherty chipping in two goals, and freshman Tess D’Orsi contributing a goal and an assist. “Our kids just play with a lot of fire and a lot of fight.” As Princeton makes its second appearance in the NCAA quarters in the last three years, Sailer is expecting her players to fight to the end. “It is so exciting to be one step away from the Final Four with a team that has worked so hard all year and has been so determined in what they wanted and their approach,” said Sailer. The Tigers are eager for the rematch with Penn State, who defeated Princeton 13-8 on March 21. “It is great to get a chance to play Penn State, a team that we didn’t play very well against the first time,” said Sailer. “I think we are excited to play better against them this time around. They are a handful, they have strong powerful dodgers and they go really hard. We will be better prepared for it this time around.” George, for her part, is
BY GEORGE: Princeton University women’s lacrosse player Elizabeth George sprints upfield last Sunday as Princeton hosted Cornell in an NCAA second round contest. Sophomore George scored four goals, including the final two tallies of the contest, as fifth-seeded Princeton prevailed 11-9 over the Big Red. The Tigers, now 15-3, play at fourth-seeded Penn State (16-3) in the NCAA quarterfinals on May 21. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski) confident that the Tigers will make the most of their second chance against the Nittany Lions. “They are the team that beat us on our home field this season and we have some payback to give them,” said George. “I think draw controls will be huge in this game; we are
going to need possession of the ball. We know they are strong dodgers so we will have to play shutdown defense. Luckily we have Ellie backing us up. We are getting better and better every game. We want to take it to the Final Four.” —Bill Alden
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Even though the Princ- the next practice and they is a good experience for eton University women’s would have made that ad- us. It is dealing with some adversity, being resilient, open varsity 8 went 11-0 justment.” in regular season competiT h e T i g e r v a r s i t y 8 and learning from each tion, Lori Dauphiny knew adjusted well, r iding a experience.” nothing was guaranteed brilliant star t to a w in Hav ing s ome exper i as her top boat competed in its final, clocking a enced rowers on the boat in the Ivy League champi- time of 6:07.38 over the has made a big differonship regatta last week- 2,000-meter course with ence. end. Brown taking second in “There has been ver y “I am always ner vous 6:11.39 and Yale finish- good senior leadership as to even talk about an un- ing third in 6:14.53. well, within our the boat defeated season,” said In so doing, seventh- and outside of the boat, P r i n c e ton h e a d c o ach ranked Princeton qualified just on the team in generDauphiny. for the upcoming NCAA al,” said Dauphiny, whose “We talked about what cha mpions h ip re gat t a, varsity 8 is led by senior we gained from each race taking place from May 26- captains Georgie Howe as we went though the 28 at nearby Mercer Lake and Catherine Babiec. season.” in West Windsor. “It is so important that the seniors are peppered With 15 days between a “They came to the start______________ win over Penn, Syracuse, ing blocks knowing that it through the program and _______________ Date Time: and Iowa on April 29 in & was fast______________________ conditions and represent it in all boats the regular season finale they were going to have and they have really done our ad, scheduled to run ___________________. and the Ivy regatta last to be fast right from the a nice job of teaching the oughly and pay attention Sunday onspecial Cooper Riv- bto e gthe i n n following: i ng of t he race underlings what it takes. er in Pennsauken, N.J., and any margin was imBattle-tested coxswain ill tell us it’s okay) Princeton had the chance portant,” said Dauphiny, Amanda Rutherford has fine-tune things. reflecting on the Ivy tri- done a nice job of pilot� to Fax number � Address � Expiration Date ing the crew. “I felt that during those umph. two weeks we were build“I think they executed “Amanda is a senior as ing more speed and we the race extremely well. It well so she brings a lot of had a couple of hiccups was one of the first races experience and expertise and we would have a prac- where I saw them put it into the boat,” said Dautice where things were together.” phiny. off,” said Dauphiny. In as s e s sing her top “The cool thing was that boat’s undefeated r un, they were able to respond Dauphiny believes it is to t hat a nd re co g n i z e due to character as much that you can’t take any- as talent. thing for granted and we “I think resilience is big,” can make these changes. said Dauphiny. “Many of They would come back to our races were away which
“She is really the only person who can speak up and set the tone. She has been doing that on a daily basis; she is is very important to the boat in that regard.” The Tiger second varsity 8, which will be competing in the NCAA regatta along with the varsity 4, finished a strong second to Brown at the Ivy regatta. “It was a good race for the second varsity, they were tenacious, they fought hard,” s a id Dauph i ny, whose boat covered the course in 6:20.575 with the Bears clocking a winning time of 6:17.692. “It was anybody’s race early on ; the top boats were within one second of each other at the 500 meter mark. I felt like they never backed down. They pushed really hard and it paid off. The varsit y 4, for its part, took third, coming in at 7:08.50 with Yale finishing first in 7:05.27 and Brown taking second at 7:06.64. “I think it is hard to medal at a championship and some people lose sight of that,” said Dauphiny.
“I think they were slightly disappointed because they thought they could have put together a better race.” Dauphiny likes the way things have come together this spring for the Tigers from top to bottom. “ I a m p r o u d of t h e coaching staff and the team; I am really proud of the program,” said Dauphiny. “I love that the fastest varsity 8s are at the national championship. I think that is really important but at the same time you don’t get the fastest 8 without people pushing each other throughout the boats. It is fun to watch the progression and see the team evolve this year.” While Dauphiny is hoping that her rowers keep progressing, she wants them to savor what they have already accom plished. “That undefeated season is something they should be extremely proud of,” said Dauphiny. “It cannot be taken away. It is really cool. Now we go for the next level.”
The next and biggest test of t he season for Princeton will come at the NCAA competition. “I don’t think we are there yet, I think we will work hard to be there,” said Dauphiny, noting that perennial powers Washington and California are looking formidable this spring. “When you look at the margins and people who came west to east and east to west, I would say right now we are behind the top contenders in the west but it is still possible. We are aware that our competition that we have not seen yet will be tough, as you would expect at a national championship.” The Tigers are hoping to get a boost from the cheers of the home fans who come out to Mercer Lake. “It is nice to have the competition coming here to New Jersey,” said Dauphiny. “It is nice that we have fans nearby and support from here on campus.” —Bill Alden
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SPOILS OF VICTORY: Members of the Princeton University women’s open varsity 8 show off the medals and trophies they earned after winning the grand final at the Ivy League championship regatta on Cooper River in Pennsauken, N.J. last Sunday. It was the second straight Ivy crown for the top open boat and the third in the last four years. Princeton is next in action when it competes at the NCAA championship regatta from May 26-28 on Mercer Lake in West Windsor. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)
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27 • TOWN TOPICS, PRINCETON, N.J., WEDNESDAY, mAY 17, 2017
Undefeated PU Women’s Open Crew Wins Ivy Title, Aiming to End Special Spring with NCAA Success
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While PU Men’s Lax Ended on a Down Note, Improving to 9-6 Portends Good Things Ahead
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Over the course of the spring, the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team produced a number of impressive wins. In early March, Princeton route d p eren n ia l power Johns Hopkins 18-7. Later in the month, the Tigers earned two key Ivy League triumphs, topping Penn 17-8 and Brown 21-11, avenging double-digit defeats from a year earlier. On Apr il 8, Pr inceton overcame an early deficit to pull out a 13-11 victory at Stony Brook. Two weeks later, the Tigers jumped out to a 7-3 lead on the way to a 12-9 win over Harvard. Facing Brown in the Ivy League tournament semifinal on May 5, the Tigers appeared to be on their way to another noteworthy triumph as they led 12-10 early in the fourth quarter. But the Bears reeled off seven straight goals and a late Princeton rally fell short in a 17-15 loss that left the Tigers with a 9-6 final record. In assessing the season overall, first-year head coach Matt Madalon saw plenty of positives. “We were proud of the steps we took as a new coach ing staf f, t here is so much change in policy and procedures but I think our guys were really able to adapt and adjust,” said Madalon, who took the helm of the Tigers on an interim basis in 2016, guiding the Tigers to a 3-2 finish as they ended at 5-8 overall, later getting the nod as the permanent head coach. “We are not content and not happy with where we ended up. We were proud of the seniors; we wish we had done more for them. We did a good job this year.” In Madalon’s view, the Tigers did a particularly good job of adjusting to whatever the coaches asked of them. “It was team function, complementar y lacrosse, really blending offense, defense, and transition,” said Madalon. “I think looking back on it this year guys really took whatever role they were in and ran with it. Guys like Zach Currier taking faceoffs, Sam Gravitte going from shor tstick to longstick. Offensive players being bumped around, it was just good stuff.” Princeton got good stuff from the seniors at both ends of the field. “Bear Goldstein and Sam Gravitte have been anchoring that defense for years; I think that guys chipped in along the way like Alistair Berven,” said Madalon. “On the offensive end, Gavin McBride (a programrecord 54 goals in 2017) had your storybook senior year. You see how the kid works, how he grinds, how he prepares. No one on the coaching staff was the least bit surprised that Gav was leading the country in goal scoring. He is a very opportunistic lacrosse player. Guys that live their life the right way get rewarded. It breaks my heart that I will never get to coach a kid like Zach Currier (24 goals, 34 assists, 130 ground balls) again. I hope to find the next Zach Currier, I think
that is everyone’s goal. His tenaciousness, his energy, his relentlessness, his knack for getting ground balls, his versatility, you name it; in our sport, those are the qualities you want. We were thrilled to have the time with them.” Madalon is thrilled to be welcoming back freshman phenom Michael Sowers for his sophomore campaign. “Michael is a really special player for us offensively, he is the key piece over the next handful of years,” asserted Madalon of Sowers, who set a program and Ivy scoring record for freshman with 82 points on 41 goals and 41 assists and was named the Ivy Rookie of the Year and a first-team All-Ivy selection. “We will make sure that we put guys around him to make sure that we are functioning at the highest level. When you have a player with that skill set and that ability, that is how any top level organization takes shape.” There are plenty of good pieces returning to work with Sowers. “There are a bunch of young guys, too, who are really, really high level lacrosse players that didn’t see a lot of time this year just because of the senior laden experience on the
front end,” said Madalon. “With guys returning like Sowers, Austin Sims (27 goals, 9 assists), Riley Thompson (18 goals, 22 assists), and Charlie Durbin (18 goals, 4 assists), those are four guys who played key minutes. I think that experience and their lacrosse IQ as a whole is going to be really impressive in the future.” Looking to the future, Madalon has urged his players to focus on developing individual skills over the offseason to maximize their potential. “A lot of it for us is just going to be about continuing to get bigger, stronger and faster, working on mental toughness and physical toughness,” said Madalon. “We tell them that in order to succeed at the highest level, you have to continue to train, work on your game, work on your diet, and work on the physical piece. We should have a pretty focused group in the offseason. I think no one was content with where we ended up. There were a lot of positives and those are good reminders that hard work will get you there. We have got to work a lot harder to get where we need to get to.” —Bill Alden
FOR THE RECORD: Princeton University men’s lacrosse player Gavin McBride looks to unload the ball in a game earlier this spring. The senior star attackman ended his career with a bang, tallying a program-record 54 goals this spring, breaking the record of 53 set by Jesse Hubbard 21 years ago. He also had 17 assists, making him the fifth player in program history to reach 70 points in a season. The Tigers ended the spring with a 9-6 record. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
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PU Golfer Walton Makes NCAA Final
Princeton University women’s freshman golf star Maya Walton finished tied for fifth individually in the NCAA regional at the University of Georgia and ended up booking a spot in the upcoming NCAA Championships. Walton, a native of Austin, Texas, will become the third Tiger and the first Princeton freshman to play in the NCAA finals, joining Mary Moan ‘97 in 1997 and Kelly Shon ‘14 in 2013. By tying for fifth, she matched the second-best finish by a Princeton women’s golfer in NCAA regional history, along with Moan’s tie for fifth in 1997 and behind only Shon’s runner-up finish in 2013. This year’s tournament will begin May 19 at Rich Har vest Far ms in Sugar Grove, Ill., and Walton will be in a 132-player field that will compete in at least two rounds of stroke play. After two rounds held May 1920, the top 15 of the 24 full teams in the field will advance for two more rounds of stroke play held May 2122, as will the nine individuals not on those teams, and Walton will be playing for one of those bids. As a team, the Tigers finished 11th in the regional, turning in their best round of the tournament Wednesday with a 6-over 294 to finish at +36 for the tournament. Alabama won the regional at -7 by 14 shots over Northwestern with Michigan State, Baylor, Clemson and North Carolina rounding out the six advancing teams. The Tar Heels finished at +22, 11 shots in front of Princeton for the final team spot in the NCAA finals. Princeton’s finish was its best in its four NCAA regionals all-time, surpassing the 12th-place finish in its last
Team, four-time CWPA Defensive Player of the Week. She finished her career as t he P r inceton’s all -t ime leader in saves (1,362), 100 career victories and as a 19time winner of CWPA Defensive Player of the Week accolades. She is a three-time All-American and helped the U.S. women’s national team win the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The winners will be announced at the 18th Annual Cutino Awards Night Dinner on June 3. ———
Princeton University women’s water polo star Ashleigh Johnson has been named a 2016-17 female finalist for the Peter J. Cutino Award, the Olympic Club of San Francisco said last week. The Cutino Award is given annually in honor of the late Peter J. Cutino, the former Un iversit y of C alifor n ia Berkeley and The Olympic Club coach, who passed away in September 2004. Mr. Cutino is in the U.S. Water Polo Hall of Fame. He won “Water Polo Coach of the Year” 17 times. He led U.C. Berkeley to eight NCAA National Championships. Voting for the award which honors the most outstanding female and male collegiate water polo players, is done by coaches of Division I schools. The male finalists are Ryder Roberts (UCLA), Garrett Danner (UCLA), McQuin Baron (USC) and Blake Edwards (USC). The other female finalists are Rachael Fattal (UCLA) and Maggie Steffens (Stanford). Johnson, a native of Miami, Fla., finished her senior season with a 22- 4 record, 300 saves and a .693 save percentage. She led the team with 54 steals and added 16 assists. She earned honors such as Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Championships All-Tournament First Team, CWPA All-Conference First
early lead, the Princeton University men’s lightweight varsity 8 finished fifth at the Eastern Sprints in Worcester, Mass. last Sunday. The Tigers had the lead at the 500-meter mark but were caught by Cor nell shortly after that. The Big Red went on to finish first with a time of 5:40.808 on the 2,000-meter course at Lake Quinsigamond. Harvard took second in 5:41.656 with Penn placing third in 5:43.064. Columbia com-
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ing fourth in 5:45.091 and Princeton clocking 5:45.210 for its fifth-place finish. The Tigers earned silver medals in both the 3V and 4V finals. The 4V took part in a two-boat duel with Navy and nearly fought its way past the Midshipmen, but ultimately missed the top spot by a few feet. The 3V held off Harvard by less than a second to earn its silver medal, though Yale won the gold by less than two seconds. Princeton is next in action when it competes in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championship regatta in Sacramento, Calif. from June 2-4. ———
PU Hoops Star Alarie Invited to U19 Team Trial
Princeton University women’s basketball star forward Bella Alarie has been selected to participate in the 2017 United States Women’s Basketball National U-19 Team Trials from May 1821 at U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. “I am deeply honored to
have the oppor tunit y to represent my country and Princeton with USA Basketball,” said Alarie. “I will do everything in my power to prove myself worthy of the opportunity and make Princeton proud.” Following the team trials and a two-week training camp, the 12-member U-19 National Team will participate in the 2017 FIBA U-19 World Cup from July 22-30 in Udine and Cividale del Fruili, Italy. The U-19 squad is coached by Suzie McConnell-Serio of Pittsburgh. She is assisted by Kamie Ethridge from Northern Colorado and Charlotte Smith from Elon. The 6’4” Alarie, a native of Bethesda, Md., is coming off one of the greatest freshman seasons in program history, earning the Ivy League Rookie of the Year award and first team All-Ivy League honors. Alarie led the Tigers in scoring (12.6), rebounding (8.0), three-point field goal percentage (.379) and blocks (1.7). She was fourth in the conference in blocks and defensive rebou nds (177), fifth in rebounds, sixth in three-point field goal percentage, seventh in
points (377), eighth in offensive rebounds (64), ninth in field goals (139) and field goal percentage (.432) and 10th in points per game. ———
PU Men’s Heavyweights Place 3rd at Eastern Sprints
Coming up just short in a three -boat bat tle, the Princeton University men’s heavyweight varsity 8 took third at the Eastern Sprints in Worcester, Mass. last Sunday. Yale placed first, covering the 2,000-meter course on Lake Quinsigamond in 5 :30.700. Har vard took second in 5:31.142 with Princeton earning bronze in 5:36.397. The Tiger second varsity 8 provided a highlight for the program, riding a late surge to earn a gold medal as it clocked a time of 5:35.573 t o e d g e r u n n e r - u pYa l e 5:38.030. Princeton is next in action when it competes in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championship regatta in Sacramento, Calif. from June 2-4. ———
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TALLAHASSEE TOUR: Princeton University softball player Allison Harvey takes a swing in recent action. Freshman infielder Harvey hit a game-winning single to help Princeton sweep Harvard in the best-of-three Ivy League Championship Series earlier this month. Last Sunday, two-time Ivy champion Princeton learned its assignment for the upcoming NCAA tournament. The Tigers, 25-18 overall, will be heading to the Tallahassee, Fla. regional to play host Florida State (51-61) on May 19 in its opening game of the double-elimination competition. Georgia (33-21) and Jacksonville State (40-10) will join Princeton and Florida State in the three-day regional, which will run from May 19-21. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
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appearance in 2005. The team’s score to par was also its best by a long stretch, bettering by 38 strokes its +71 from that same tournament 12 years ago. The top three players not on the top six teams got the indiv idual tickets to the NCAA finals, and Wake Forest’s Jennifer Kupcho, who won the regional by five shots at -10, the College of Charleston’s Laura Fuenfstueck, who finished fourth at -3, and Walton, who tied for fifth at -2, got those three bids. ———
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Becoming a Commanding Presence at Goalie, Green Came Up Big for PDS Boys’ Lax in MCT After earning his stripes last spring as a freshman s t a r t i n g g o a l i e for t h e Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse team, Connor Green was determined to assume a more commanding presence this season. “I think I have found my spot and I know what I need to be doing to help our team win where last year I was
playing not to mess up,” said Green. “I didn’t do too much because I had yet to find my voice. This year I have found my voice and I have been able to really direct traffic and it has helped me see the ball better.” Last week, Green was on the ball in the Mercer Coun-
GREEN DAY: Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse goalie Connor Green guards the cage in action last week at the Mercer County Tournament. Sophomore Green starred as topseeded PDS defeated fifth-seeded Notre Dame 11-4 in the MCT semis on May 9 and then topped third-seeded Princeton High 9-5 in the title game last Thursday. Green made 11 saves in the win over Notre Dame and then had eight stops in the victory over the Little Tigers as the Panthers earned their second straight county crown. PDS, now 13-2, will go for another title as the top-seeded Panthers host third-seeded Rutgers Prep in the state Prep B title game on May 17. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
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Senior Shannon Saving His Best for Last As PDS Boys’ Lax Wins 2nd MCT Crown Peter Shannon couldn’t stop beaming as he clutched the championship plaque after helping the Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse team win its second straight Mercer County Tournament title last Thursday night. For senior attacker Shannon, helping the Panthers to the title repeat had special meaning. “We had such an amazing senior class last year, we wanted to build our own legacy and just follow up,” said Shannon, standing among a mob of students, parents, and supporters in the middle of the field at WW/P-North, the site of the title game. “It was real important for us, it is a really proud moment for us.” Having edged PHS 5-4 in a hard-fought regular season contest on April 13, the Panthers were looking to play sharper in the rematch. “We wanted to come out as hard as we could today, it is a big stage; county championship,” said Shannon. “You are never going to come out flat, you are going to come out with your best effort. It was a new game, a clean slate and we wanted to play the best that we could.” PDS came out on fire, jumping out to a 6-1 lead midway through the second quarter. “We were definitely focused on where we were shooting and making sure that we could bur y that first one and get a head of steam,” said Shannon. “It was a great start and we carried it out. It was big.” Shannon scored the third goal of that early run, converting an Elon Tuckman feed. “I saw my guy looking to the ball and I made a backdoor cut,” recalled Shannon. “I saw an opportunity and Elon put it right on my stick and I put it low.” After PHS cut the Panther lead to 6-4 early in the third quarter, PDS scored unanswered three goals to regain momentum on the way to a 9-5 triumph. “We talk about peaks and valleys, that was their peak and we came back and buried a couple and got right back in there,” said Shannon, who tallied the ninth goal of the evening for PDS, giving him two in the contest. “We wanted game momentum whenever we could. It was a big time moment where we took that adversity and went straight in and buried a couple.” PDS head coach R ich D’Andrea is proud of the way Shannon is peaking in his senior season. “Peter has been such a success story because he has been one of those guys who has been a tremendous role player,” said D’Andrea. “He has been a student of the game, he finds those packets of space. He is able to free up for the ball, he is able to catch, and he has worked on his interior fin-
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ishing. He has just done a tremendous job this year. It is another example of great senior leadership and guys stepping up.” Junior Tuckman stepped up in a big way in the title game, ending up with three goals and three assists. “Elon has been one of our most valuable pieces here in terms of in-game presence,” said D’Andrea. “He knows where to be; he knows when to slow things down, he knows when to speed things up and he is just phenomenally talented. You look at how complete a player he is, he is a coach’s kid and he is one of the most intelligent kids. He gets it and he is vital to what we do.” At the face-off X, senior Nick Day proved to be a vital piece for the Panthers, continually gaining possession of the ball in the win over PHS. “Nick was off the charts; he seemed pretty comfortable in there and he was getting to the ball first and just making good decisions when he had it,” said D’Andrea. “We were good off the wings but what Nick does, being able to get to the ball first, is a big part of our success.” The PDS defense stood tall, repeatedly preventing the Little Tigers from getting good looks at goal. “They really support each other; it was just a great collective effort there,” said D’Andrea, crediting assistant coach Rob Tuckman for his efforts in running that unit. “You watch guys. You look at that message of ‘together’
and out defense really exemplifies that pretty well.” Having lost a core of senior stars from last year’s team that won the state Prep B title in addition to the MCT, D’Andrea likes the way his Class of 2017 has come together this spring. “I think this team felt a lot of that pressure coming into this season,” said D’Andrea. “It is neat seeing guys change and the roles shift from year to year. This senior class has started to find their voice; they are comfortable with who they are. They have really taken ownership over this thing. I think the challenge for any team and any coach is to have their kids take ownership over the program and make it theirs.” Handling more tournament pressure last Monday, top-seeded PDS defeated fourth-seeded Newark Academy 10-2 in the state Prep B semis and will host thirdseeded Rutgers Prep in the final on May 17. “I would still like to think our best lacrosse is ahead of us here,” said D’Andrea, whose team improved to 13-2 with the win over Newark Academy. “This is a great step forward and a great run. These guys have built something special and I am thankful to be part of it.” Shannon, for his part, is savoring his final run with the program. “We are going for Preps too and we are going to try to finish this season in the best way possible,” said Shannon, who is heading to the University of Wisconsin. “I am trying to go out with a bang for sure so this season has meant a lot.” —Bill Alden
EMBRACING THE MOMENT: Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse players Peter Shannon, left, and Jack Amaral embrace after PDS defeated Princeton High 9-5 in the Mercer County Tournament title game last Thursday. Senior stars Shannon and Amaral both played key roles as PDS won its second straight crown. The Panthers, now 13-2, will go for another title as top-seeded PDS defeated fourth-seeded Newark Academy 10-2 in the state Prep B semis last Monday and will host third-seeded Rutgers Prep in the final on May 17. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
Looking to make its first Mercer County Tournament title game since 2014, the Princeton High boys’ lacrosse team had to rely on a late defensive stand to hold off upset-minded Allentown. With third-seeded PHS clinging to an 8-7 lead over the seventh-seeded Redbirds in an MCT semifinal contest on May 9 at Hopewell Valley High, Allentown had possession with 23 seconds left in regulation. PHS junior defensive star Ian Jacobs and the Little Tigers shut the door on the Redbirds, thwarting its attack by preventing any clear shots at goal to close out the 8-7 win. “I was a little concerned there,” said Jacobs. “We were aggressive on one of the passes ; I messed up one of their passes. We had some faith in each other and things started to work out there at the end.” Coming into the contest, Jacobs sensed that upsetminded Allentown would be a tough nut for the Little Tigers to crack. “We knew they were going to be a great team coming into this, obviously they proved themselves against Robbinsville,” said Jacobs. “They played with that emotion; that is why it was so close at the end.” The closeness among the defensive unit, which features Jacobs’ twin brother, Patr ick, and senior star Tooker Callaway, gives PHS extra emotion on the field. “Definitely playing together last year, we just have really good chemistry and we want to work hard for each other and make the next play,” said Jacobs. “It is that love for each other that keeps us going
and that has made all of us play better.” Going to the MCT title game was a big step forward for Jacobs and his teammates. “We haven’t done it since I have been here, it means everything,” said Jacobs. Things didn’t go as well in the championship game t wo nights later as PHS fell behind 6-1 top-seeded Princeton Day School early in the second quarter. The Little Tigers rallied to make it 6-3 by halftime and drew to within 6-4 early in the third quarter in a goal by Johnny Lopez-Ona. PDS, though, regained the momentum and pulled away to a 9-5 victory. PHS head coach Chip Casto was proud of how his team battled to the end. “It was one goal at a time,” said Casto, who got two goals from sophomore star Dylan Westerman in the loss with Lopez-Ona chipping in a goal and an assist. “We played better in the second half. We just had too many mistakes. They were man-up maybe six or seven times. It is tough, you can’t win that way.” Casto tipped his hat to PDS, which earned its second straight MCT crown with the win over PHS. “They played well and they are smart,” said Casto, whose squad moved to 8-8 with a 9-8 loss at Westfield last Saturday. “They get the ball in the right hands and they execute.” In Casto’s view, his team’s run to the MCT title game will help it execute better in the upcoming state tournament. “We will rest our injuries and go at it,” said Casto, whose team starts play in the North Group 3 tourna-
ment this week where it is seeded sixth and will host 11th-seeded Warren Hills in an opening round contest on May 17. “It is great to have this tournament. PDS played well and deserved to win but it helped us get better. It is a positive thing.” Jacobs, for his part, believes the way PHS played in its MCT run provides a blueprint for postseason success. “It came down to playing as a team with communication and working really hard for each other,” said Jacobs. —Bill Alden
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IN THE CLEAR: Princeton High boys’ lacrosse player Ian Jacobs carries the ball upfield last Thursday in the Mercer County Tournament title game. Junior defender Jacobs fought hard as third-seeded PHS fell 9-5 to top-seeded Princeton Day School in the title game. The Little Tigers, who moved to 8-8 with a 9-8 loss at Westfield last Saturday, start play in the North Group 3 tournament this week where they are seeded sixth and will host 11th-seeded Warren Hills in an opening round contest on May 17. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
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Lawver Enjoys Big Finale With 4 Goals As Hun Girls’ Lax Defeats Robbinsville As Delia Lawver took the field for the Hun School girls’ lacrosse team last Friday in the final appearance of her high school career, she scrawled the word “bold” on her left arm. “This is my last game, I have to give it all I have,” said Lawver. “We all have an individual word and bold is my word for the whole season. It is how I want to play.” L aw ve r d i s p l aye d h e r boldness early on, scoring two goals in the first half as Hun took a while to find its rhythm, overcoming a 2-0 deficit to lead by just 9-8 at the half. “Our coach said we have
to regroup, this is not the team that you are,” recalled Lawver. “We know we are capable of playing better.” With the game tied 9-9 early in the second half, Lawver sprinted hard to goal and flung the ball into the back of the net to give the Raiders a 10-9 lead. “I saw that there was no one there: we needed to get ahead and I was just thinking I will take it and hopefully I will make a good shot and I did,” said Lawver. That goal sparked a 5-0 run as the Raiders pulled away to a 16-10 win. Lawver added the finishing touch to the triumph, tallying the final goal of the contest with
1:07 remaining in regulation. “It was crazy; I just felt like I needed to give it all I got so whenever I saw the opportunity to score, I would go for it and do whatever I needed to do for the team,” said Lawver. “It is a good way to end a career and go out with a win.” Lawver and her classmates ended their Hun career with a superb 12-4 season, a marked improvement on where they started in the spring of 2014. “It is incredible, especially from where we came from freshman year,” said Lawver. “I think we were 1-12.
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Coach [Liz] Cook has helped us grow as a team and grow as individuals. It is a really good way to come out, seeing how much we have improved over the four years.” Individually, Lawver has improved in all phases of the game and will be playing at the next level. “I have gotten a lot more confident with a lot more knowledge of the game,” said Lawver, who is headed to Hobart and William Smith College where she is playing for its women’s lacrosse program. “Coach Cook has helped me w ith that too, being able to see the field. I have learned to play a lot of positions; I can play defense, attack, and midfield, wherever they need me to play.” Hun head coach Cook liked what she saw from Lawver in the finale. “Delia had a great game,” said Cook. “We missed her for a game this week and she came back and really wanted to make it happen on Senior Day. She did great.” The team’s group of seniors which includes Emily Taylor, Julia Salerno, Madison McNulty, Kate Davis, and Shannon Dudeck in addition to Lawver, has done some great things for the program. “These girls were sophomores when I got here, it feels like they have been with me forever,” said Cook. “They are amazing kids.
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In Cook’s view, the success experienced this spring has things rolling in the right direction for the program. “I don’t think I could have asked for a better season last year, I could not have dreamed to have this kind of record for the season,” said Cook. “I am really happy about how the season went, I am real excited about next year too. I am losing six seniors but I have eight juniors and they are great kids, so we will have a lot of leadership coming up. I feel like we have the seeds that are growing.” Lawver, for her part, is leaving the program with great memories of the bonds for m e d w it h h e r te a m mates. “I think just overall the growth we have had as a team and how close I have gotten with everyone on this team is what I will remember; it is really just like a family,” said Lawver. “Everything was so great about it. We have had our ups and downs but how it turned out in the end was great.” —Bill Alden
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We have had an acronym every season. It was ‘make it happen’ (MIH) this year. We just said our cheer that they made it happen today.” Cook was happy to see her Class of 2017 go out with a bang this spring. “We had such a great season and these seniors were such a large part of it,” added Cook. “It has meant a lot to them. They have driven it and I am just there to support it. They have really loved coming out and I was saying they said that they get to come to practice, they don’t have to come to practice.” While the emotions of the finale diverted the focus of the Hun players initially, the Raiders came on strong as the game went on. “I think we were very distracted by Senior Day; we had a presentation so we had a slow start,” said Cook, who got five goals and three assists from her daughter, sophomore star Zoe Cook, in the win with junior Hannah Bunce chipping in four goals and an assist. “I knew we would get rolling, they had to come together as a unit. I knew it would happen and they did it.”
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Baseball: McGwire Tuffy had two hits and an RBI but it wasn’t enough as as Hun fell 2-1 Allentown last Thursday. Hun, who moved to 10-10 with the loss, will be playing in the state Prep A tournament this week where it is seeded second and is slated to host third-seeded Blair Academy in an opening round contest on May 17. The double-elimination tournament will wrap up on May 20-21 at the Lawrenceville School. ——— Softball: Alanna Pearson pitched well in a losing cause as Hun fell 1-0 at Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) last Friday. Junior Pearson gave up jut two hits and struck out nine for the Raiders, who moved to 12-2. Hun will be now be competing in the state Prep A tournament where it is seeded first and slated to host a semifinal game against fourth-seeded Peddie on May 16 with the winner advancing to the final on May 18. ——— Boys’ Lax: Trevor Deubner led the way as Hun defeated Mercersburg Academy (Pa.) 25-13 last Saturday. Freshman star Deubner tallied five goals and three assists in the victory. On Monday, the Raiders topped Germantown Academy (Pa.) 14-4 in the opening round of the Inter-Ac Invitational. Hun, now 8-6, will face the Hav-
day. Junior star Lex Decker led the way for the Panthers with a 6-2, 6-2 win at first singles. In upcoming action, PDS will take part in the state Prep B tournament on May 21 and 23 at Wardlaw Hartridge.
to both Princeton residents and non-residents. All training materials are included. Course dates are June 6 and 8 from 5–9 p.m. at the Community Park Pool complex. Par ticipants must attend both sessions. Space in the program is limited. Individuals can register online at: http://register. communitypass.net/princeton. The course is located under the Tab “2017 Bluefish Swim/Dive & Youth/ Adult Water Programs.” For more info, visit www.princetonrecreation.com or call (609) 921-9480. ———
Lacrosse: Gin Gin Plehn had a strong performance in a losing cause as Stuart fell 16-8 to Rutgers Prep last Friday in its season finale. Plehn tallied three goals and an assist for the Tar- Princeton 5k Race tans, who ended the spring Slated for May 21 at 6-10. The seventh annual Princeton 5k Road Race is scheduled for May 21 at 8:30 a.m. The USATF sanctioned course begins and ends at Walnut Lane, between B a s e b a l l : S p a r ke d b y Princeton High School and Chase Williams, top-seeded John Witherspoon Middle Pennington defeated eighth- School. seeded Morristown-Beard 12-5 in the state Prep B quarterfinals. Williams went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs as the Red Raiders improved to 11-5. Pennington was slated to host fifth-seeded MontclairKimberley in the semis on May 16 with the victor advancing to the title game on May 18 at Diamond Nation in Flemington.
Presented by Princeton Pacers Running, the race benefits the Princeton High School Cross Country and Track and Field programs. Entry fee is $30 through April 30; $35 through race day, and $25 any time for Princeton High athletes. For online registration and sponsorship opportunities, log onto www.princeton5k.com. ———
Post 218 Legion Baseball Holding May 21 Tryout
The Princeton Post 218 American Legion baseball team will resume tryouts/ pr ac t i ce on May 21 at Smoyer Park, starting at 2:30 p.m. Players ages 15-19 who live in Princeton or attend school in town are eligible for the team. For further information or if you are interested and cannot attend, contact Tommy Parker via e-mail at tommy@ princeton.edu or by cell at (609) 575-4428.
Local Sports Princeton Rec Department Seeking Summer Hoops Teams
This summer will mark the 29th year of the Princeton R e c r e at i o n D e p a r t m e n t Men’s Summer Basketball League at the outdoor courts at Community Park. The league starts in June and runs through the end of July. Anyone interested in entering a team in the league should contact Evan Moorhead at (609) 921-9480 or emoorhead @ princeton nj.gov for more. ———
Recreation Department Offering Life Guard Course
T h e P r i n c e ton Re c r e ation Department is offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Re-Certification Course at Community Park Pool in Princeton. This course is available to current lifeguards that need to recertify their lifeguard training. L ifeg uards are required to recertify every two years. The course will be taught by a Rec Department staff person with current American Red Cross Instructor Certification. The course fee is $150 and the program is open
ENDING WITH A BANG: Princeton Day School baseball player Chase Fleming takes a big cut in a game earlier this season. Last Monday, senior star Fleming ended his high school career with a bang, going 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs as PDS defeated New Hope-Solebury (Pa.) 18-7 in its final game of the season. The Panthers finished the spring with a 10-10 record. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
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IN STRIDE: Princeton High boys’ track star Alex Roth leads the pack as PHS hosted WW/P-South in a dual meet last Wednesday. Roth posted a win in the 800 meters to help the Little Tigers top the Pirates. In upcoming action, the PHS boys’ and girls’ track teams will be competing in the Mercer County Championships at Steinert High on May 20. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
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erford School (Pa.) on May play at WW/P-North on May 17 in the Inter-Ac quarterfi- 17. nals at the Proving Grounds ——— in Conshohocken, Pa. G irls’ L ac rosse : Shaylah Marciano triggered the offense as PHS defeated Hightstown 20-4 last Monday. Freshman Marciano tallied two goals and five assists to help the Little Tigers Girls’ Lacrosse : Falling improve to 13-6. PHS will just short in a thriller, sec- be starting play in the Cenond-seeded Lawrenceville tral Group 4 sectional where lost 15-14 at top-seeded it is seeded second and is Oak Knoll in the state Prep slated to host a quarterfinal A title game last Monday. matchup on May 19. Senior star Reilly Fletcher ——— scored three goals in the de- Boys’ Tennis: Kevin Yang feat for the Big Red, notch- set the tone as fourth-seeded ing her 200th career goal in PHS defeated 13th-seeded the process. Lawrenceville, Irvington 5-0 in the opening now 18-2, will conclude the round of the North 2, Group season by hosting the Hill 3 sectional last Friday. Yang School (Pa.) on May 17 and posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory at by playing at Germantown first singles. On Monday, the Academy (Pa.) on May 18. Little Tigers defeated Trenton 4-1 to improve to 14-3. PHS was slated to host fifthseeded Summit on May 16 in the sectional quarters with the victor advancing to the semis on May 18. Baseball : Jaedyn Paria starred in a losing cause as PHS fell 6-1 to Hightstown last Monday. Junior outfielder Paria went 3-for3 with a run as the Little Tigers dropped to 5-16-1. Softball: Annika Asplundh PHS plays at WW/P-South had a big day in a losing on May 17. cause as PDS fell 10-9 to ——— Lawrence last Friday, SeSoftball: Running into a nior Asplundh had three buzz-saw, 11th-seeded PHS RBIs and an run for the fell 8-0 to WW/P-South last Panthers. week in the opening round ——— of the Mercer County Tour- Boys’ Tennis: Posting five nament. Megan Shanahan straight-set wins, PDS dehad two singles in a losing feated Germantown Acadcause as the Little Tigers emy (Pa.) 5-0 last Wednesdropped to 5-14. PHS will
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Obituary John K. Patberg
gynecology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga,; John is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Judy Patberg of Harbor Springs, Mich,; and his three nephews, Bill and Jenny and their children, Quinn and Mason Patberg, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Zach and Chelsea Patberg of Asbury Park, N.J.: and Jon Patberg, MD of Martinez, Calif. Memorial contributions may be made to The Trenton Literacy Movement, PO Box 653, Trenton, NJ 08604 or National Junior Tennis and Learning of Trenton, 949 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618, www.njtloftrenton.org, whose mission creates opportunities for success by enriching the lives of under-resourced youth, introducing them to the lifetime sport of tennis that John loved, and providing innovative tennis, education, and mentoring programs.
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even in his last months. John also retur ned to bridge, playing frequently with his partner from the days in the 70s when they would go to tournaments in New York City for bridge and good food. Even while in Florida, he would set up “tables” on-line, so that he could play with his Princeton friends. He expanded his culinary interest, learned to bake bread, grill fish, and be creative with international foods and fresh ingredients. He loved to feed people and hosted many parties with enthusiasm. Retirement also afforded John the opportunity to return to the game of tennis. Dee and John joined Pretty Brook Tennis Club when he retired. John soon became a game organizer aiming for at least one game every day. He received the Club’s Penick Award for outstanding sportsmanship. Dee and John also began to spend more time at their condo at Sea Oaks in Vero Beach, an ocean to river development with 16 clay tennis courts in the center. John was a singles and doubles champion at Sea Oaks. The USTA Team with whom he played went to Florida Sectionals in 2014. John joked that when the nets came down at Pretty Brook in the Fall, he and Dee would drive to Sea Oaks in his convertible, returning in mid-Spring when the nets went back up. While in Florida, John spent most Wednesday mornings hammering with Habitat for Humanity. In addition to his wife, Dee, and daughter, Elizabeth T. Patberg, MD, a third year resident in obstetrics and
John K. Patberg of Vero Beach, Fla. and Princeton died at his Princeton home on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. John was born in Elizabeth, N.J. on October 8, 1948, the second son of Jesse Bernard Patberg and Elizabeth Montgomery Patberg. John grew up in Cranford, N.J. and played on the boys’ tennis team, winning the Union County boys’ doubles title in 1966. John attended Brown University where he excelled at bridge and photography as the photography editor of the Brown Daily Herald, but struggled academically until, in his junior year, he took an introductory computer science course and found his passion. He changed his major and basically lived in the lab. For John, programming was like playing a game and he couldn’t believe you got grades and credits for play. John received a BA and MS in applied mathematics from Brown. He was mentored by the legendary Andy van Dam, the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Professor of Technology and Education at Brown, with whom he went as a research assistant to Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, during Andy’s 1971-72 sabbatical year. Returning to the U.S., John began work in the Research Division of Western Electric, later switching to marketing and was sponsored by the company to attend the master’s degree program for executives at the graduate
school of business, Columbia University, where he received the Award for Excellence, Class of ’79-I. Dee was in his class. John had long insisted that he had no interest in marriage or children. Dee put a stop to that, and they were married on May 31, 1980. Their daughter, Libby, was born, fittingly, on Valentine’s Day, 1984. John joined Coopers & Lybrand (C&L) as a consultant in the InfoComm practice and became a partner in 1994. Helping start-ups and small businesses grow was where John’s interest lay. Although C&L was not a small business, and they consulted to large enterprises, John viewed the team of the InfoComm practice as a small business of which he was an integral part. In 1998 C&L merged with Price Waterhouse, and in 2002 the consulting practice was sold to IBM. That was the tipping point; John took early retirement. During his retirement, John realized his ambition to work with start-ups and small businesses, both as a consultant and an investor. John also tried to use his skills as a consultant to assist nonprofit organizations working in Trenton including Isles and The Children’s Home Society. The consultant in John made him for several years encourage Trenton leaders to investigate and adopt an effective approach to “collective impact” used by strivetogether. org. In 2015 John began assisting the Trenton Literacy Movement in its campaign to improve literacy education in the Trenton Public Schools, continuing with this effort
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DIRECTORY OF RELIGIOUS SERVICES Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church 124 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ Reverend M. Muriel Burrows, Pastor 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 9:00 a.m. Sunday School for Adults 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for Children 1st-12th Grade Nursery Provided • Ramp Entrance on Quarry Street (A multi-ethnic congregation) 609-924-1666 • Fax 609-924-0365
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Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing and Wednesday Stripping of the Altar, 7:00 pm p.m. Holy Eucharist Prayers Keeping Watch, 8:00 pm with – Mar.Healing 25, 7:00 am
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214 Nassau Street, Princeton Msgr. Walter Rosie, Nolan, Pastor Msgr. Joseph Saturday, MarchPastor 26 Msgr. Walter Nolan, Pastor Easter Egg Hunt, 3:00 pm Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter, 7:00 Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30pm p.m. Sunday: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 and 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 and 5:00 Mass in Spanish: Sunday at 7:00 p.m. p.m. Sunday, March 27 Mass in Holy Spanish: Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Eucharist, Rite I, 7:30 am Festive Choral Eucharist, Rite II, 9:00 am Festive Choral Eucharist, Rite II, 11:00 am
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PENNINGTON MOVING SALE: 8 E. Franklin Avenue, Friday & Saturday May 19 & 20 from 9:30-3. House filled with quality, Bernhardt furniture, Domain, marble topped table, Stendig chairs, lots of wicker furniture, king brass bed, dresser, chaise, china, lamps,decorative, kitchen, books, too much to list! Photos can be seen on estatesales.net, MG Estate Services.
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A short walk up a tree-lined Road from this lovely house will bring you to the Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath for scenic bicycling and hiking. The kitchen/breakfast room windows overlook the rear lawn offering a patio enhanced by beautiful plantings and shaded by a tall weeping cherry tree. An historic 1830 house with 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths and new kitchen, in a most desirable Ewing Township neighborhood. A house with charm and character at a most attractive price. $197,000 Virtual Tour: www.realestateshows.com/1349823
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Hopewell Twp. $1,149,000 Well cared for 5BR, 5.5BA Colonial w/many upgrades resides within a convenient LS# 6829866 distance of Hopewell Township’s sought-after schools. Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by Donna M. Murray
2 Britt Court, West Windsor Twp. $1,099,888 5BR, 4.5BA luxury colonial w/custom built addition. Updated kit w/tpo-of-the-line appl. Large rooms w/updated flooring & elegant Indonesian hwd. Goregours MBR & so much more! LS# 6971889 Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by George Gati
71 Carter Road, Lawrence Twp . $875,000 Stately 4BR, 3BA brick home on approx 6.89 farm assessed acres- 1.5 of which are LS# 6822432 gracefully manicured. Endless possibilities! Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by Donna M. Murray
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21 Brandon Road, Hopewell Twp. $764,900 4BR, 2.5BA Yankee Barn post & beam home overflows w/beauty & one-of-a-kind LS# 6951581 features. Adjacent to Brandon Farms neighborhood! Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by Donna M. Murray
43 Washington Drive, Cranbury Twp. $769,000 Meticulously maintained 5BR, 3.5BA Colonial in Shadow Oaks w/upgrades and guest LS# 6967292 en-suite. Paver patio & beautiful landscaping. Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by Rocco D’Armiento
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4 Foxboro Court, West Windsor Twp. $745,000 Princeton Oaks! Located on a cul-de-sac this stately colonial has hw flrs t/o & updated LS# 6950209 kitchen & baths. Wood burning frplc in family rm. Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by Eva Petruzziello
20 Mosher Road, Franklin Twp. $580,000 Calling all nature lovers!Beautiful 3BR, 2 full bath Cape Cod located in Griggstown LS# 6973212 on 5.38 acres of gorgeous land. Princeton address! Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by Charlene Beatty-Bell
Princeton $550,000 Charming 2BR home, with a cul-de-sac location on one of Princeton’s favorite streets LS# 6983417 & surrounded by nature! Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by Helen H. Sherman
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27 Douglas Drive, South Brunswick Twp. $545,000 Curb appeal & charm! Welcome to this 4BR, 3 full bath home that sits on wooded lot on LS# 6974111 .69 acres in the magnificent “Princeton Woods” in South Brunswick. Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by Priya Khanna
101 Elm Ridge Road, Hopewell Twp. $528,900 4BR, 2.5BA cape located on approx. 1.35 professionally landscaped acres. 1st floor LS# 6974176 MBR w/updated bath. In-ground pool, patio, & gardens. Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by Beth J. Miller
9 Revere Road, Montgomery Twp. $490,000 Expanded bi-level home w/hwd flrs on main level, updated EIK w/granite countertops LS# 6911792 & ss appl. Home office can be used as BR. Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by Marianne R. Flagg
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16 Woodfield Lane, Lawrence Twp. $455,000 Warm & welcoming 4BR, 2.5BA custom home, uniquely designed with a traditional LS# 6733440 interior floor plan & set in the Hudler Farms neighborhood. Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by Beth J. Miller & Judith “ Judy” Brickman
233 Glenn Avenue, Lawrence Twp. $395,000 Lovely colonial featuring 4 BR, 2.5BA, family room with fireplace, fenced backyard, LS# 6979788 full basement and many new updates! Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by Deborah “Debbie” Lang
2 Riverview Drive, Ewing Twp. $392,000 Spacious 5BR, 2.5BA well kept custom colonial w/formal DR, renovated kitchen w/ LS# 6958208 bkfst area, finished bsmt w/bar & professional landscaping! Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by Donna M. Murray
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One of the most romantic historic properties in Princeton offers 4 plus acres of exquisite grounds, and the good news is that they are easy to maintain, as the shrubs and trees are mature and established. Built of stone, and having exposed beams, wide width wood floors, fireplaces with the original mantels, and plenty of built-ins, this is the house you will love coming home to! Large rooms offer flexibility of lifestyle and use, with a most charming brick-floored room having radiant heat and wall of windows over-looking the property. The perfect room for dining, reading, whatever---your choice! Extraordinary new cedar shake roof. Four bedrooms in the main section, and an attached, but separate, in-law suite combine to make this a most unique and exciting property. $1,200,000
YOU MUST SEE this timeless colonial, designed by Bill Thompson, and featuring a clever addition designed by its current owners. Beautifully set back on a professionally planted lot, this is one special house! Plenty of space to entertain is provided by the “great room/kitchen/ family room space, having numerous windows bringing in light and a beautiful view of the mature trees and shrubs. Formal Living room and dining room offer so many entertaining options, and an additional study on the main level is a “plus”. Additional privacy is provided by the quiet cul-de-sac location which, by the way, is close to the University and Princeton’s Riverside School! Beautifully updated bathrooms have the coolest sink! MBR set apart from the other bedrooms. A true gem of a house. $1,475,000
CONSTITUTION HILL is elegant and, truly, a legend in its time. Crafted from the Morgan Estate by Perry Morgan, who actually lived there as a child, and became an architect, the grounds are breathtaking, and the amenities abound. Tennis courts, a sweet pool complex, and central Princeton location combine to make this community a “go to” place. Two spacious units are being offered, each well-situated. #28 has a view of the woods, and an architect-designed sunroom addition large enough for a party all by itself---to say nothing of the gracious living room and dining room. #55 has an additional study with a second fireplace, and a huge basement. Both have the MBR on the main level, and 2 additional bedrooms and bath upstairs. Loft-type configurations, volume ceilings, and patios are also found in each “unit”. Here is an opportunity to scale down without feeling it!! Association fees cover so much more than in many other communities. Come see for yourself what makes these homes so special --- and such a great value!
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PROVINCE HILL is a wonderful community in which to live, and everyone knows this! Built by one of the areas most respected builders, Dickson Development, these homes have a contemporary flair that is as current today as the day they were completed! Lovingly maintained by its original, and current, owner, the professionally planted lot has a deck easily accessed from the living room -- perfect!! Freshly painted exterior hints at the perfection to be found inside. Entry leads to the open concept living room with volume ceiling, and dining room. The eat-in kitchen has granite counters and plenty of storage space, and there is a large pantry/storage closet right down the hall. The main bedroom has every creature comfort, including walk in closets, and sybaritic bathroom. Tennis courts and beautiful grounds enhance this gated community in Lawrence Township, yet having a Princeton address. $629,900
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PRINCETON $7,500/mo Centrally located 5 bedroom rental in Littlebrook.
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PRINCETON $799,000 This 3 BR, 1.5 BA Craftsman/Cape features updtd vintage charm, plus BlueStar, JennAire, Miele applcs., Quartz countertops, A/C, a full width front porch & in-town location.
PRINCETON $897,000 Big surprises await you at this architect designed Arts & Craft 4 BR, 3 full BA Ranch on over 2 acres. Features include great room w/ FP, kitchen w/ upgraded applcs. & granite counters.
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PRINCETON $999,000 A Princeton “tree streets” beauty with an updated 4 bedroom, 2 bath Victorian in the heart of the old Boro. Fully renovated and move-in ready. Great home, not to be missed!
PRINCETON $1,399,000 Located on a premier lot, this house has a front entryway with a bluestone front porch, an open and bright main living area, plus the designer updated kitchen is a show stopper.
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ROBBINSVILLE $474,900 This home has kitchen with granite, 16x32 deck and basement with a lifetime waterproofing warranty that transfers to new homeowner! Dir: Rte 130 to Robbinsville-Allentown Rd, to Right on Trellis Way.
WEST WINDSOR $849,900 A fabulous, classic 5 BR, 3-full and 2-half BA home facing east on a premium lot in West Windsor, with over 4,500 sq. ft. of living space, plus hardwood floors on both levels. Minutes to schools.
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