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Former Governor Tom Kean And Lawyer Bruce Afran Join Fight for Westminster During his tenure as New Jersey governor from 1982 to 1990, Tom Kean made funding of the arts a priority. So it makes sense that Mr. Kean has signed on as honorary chairman of the Coalition to Save Westminster Choir College, an organization of alumni, students, and others intent on keeping the famed choral academy intact at its longtime Princeton location. Mr. Kean spoke at a press conference Friday, June 9 about Rider University’s plans to sell the school it merged with 26 years ago. Rider, which is in Lawrenceville, announced earlier this year that it would sell the Westminster campus as a way to stem a growing gap in [Rider’s] finances. While the University has said its priority was to find an academic institution that would keep Westminster, which is financially stable, in place, there is concern that the school will be sold to a developer who could turn the tree-lined campus into a housing complex, and the school would be broken up. Continued on Page 8
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State Denies PPS Request on Charter School In a five-page letter delivered Monday, Acting State Education Commissioner Kimberley Harrington denied the Princeton Board of Education’s request to stay, pending resolution of an appeal, her February 28 decision approving Princeton Charter School’s (PCS) proposal to expand enrollment and implement a weighted admissions lottery. The School Board appealed the acting commissioner’s decision to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court on March 10, and on March 17 the Board requested a stay to enjoin PCS from implementing the weighted lottery and expansion pending resolution of the appeal. PCS, which already held its weighted admissions lottery in April, on Monday filed with the Princeton Planning Board an application for courtesy review of their plan to add a trailer to accommodate next year’s scheduled increase of 54 children while they work on plans for permanent facilities. “We will work on proposed plans for the additional classrooms and special education facilities over the summer and expect to release them to the public in the fall, “PCS Board President Paul P. Josephson said. KSS Architects of Prince-
ton, selected after a public bid process, will design the additional space. Mr. Josephson went on to comment on the success of the weighted lottery in helping to increase diversity and access for disadvantaged students. “Our percentage of low income students entering is 15 percent of the 96 open seats offered at our lottery, which reflects the Princeton community and is a resounding success,” stated Mr. Josephson. “We attribute this
to the combination of the weighting and the sibling preference. As we anticipated, the sibling preference really amplified the chances for qualifying families because once one child got in all younger siblings also received seats.” The Princeton School Board has also filed a complaint in Superior Court citing violation of the Open Public Meetings Act, and PCS subsequently filed a counterclaim. Continued on Page 4
Durkee to Step Down From One Post, Remains as University VP and Secretary It was announced on Monday that Robert K. Durkee will be stepping down as Princeton University’s vice president for public affairs, a role he has held since 1978, but he will remain in the position of vice president and secretary of the University. In sharing a few reflections on his career so far, Mr. Durkee, who arrived at Princeton as a student in 1965, graduated in 1969, and began working in the University president’s office as assistant to the president in 1972, chose to focus
“on my engagement on behalf of the university with the communities in which it is located.” Mr. Durkee, who as VP for public affairs, is empowered to speak for the University and has done so on many occasions in Princeton, Washington D.C., and elsewhere, noted that “The relationship between the University and the town, or the towns, because our relationships with our other local communities have also been very important to me, has always been one of my highest priorities.” Continued on Page 10
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Despite the acting commissioner’s denial and assertion that “the Board has not demonstrated that it is likely to prevail on the merits of its underlying claims,” the School Board remains optimistic that the courts will look more favorably on its appeal. “We were not surprised by the acting commissioner’s decision as she was the one who approved the PCS expansion application in February,” Princeton Public Schools Superintendent Steve Cochrane said. “The Board still has a case pending in the Appellate Court on the merits of her decision. The Board also has a case pending in the Civil Division regarding what the district believes was a violation of the Open Public Meetings Act when PCS created and approved its expansion application.” M r. C o c h r a n e a d d e d , “Please know that as we await the outcome of those decisions in the courts, we continue to support and congratulate all the students in our town as they come to the conclusion of their school year.” In her lengthy response to the Board’s request for a stay, Ms. Harrington wrote, “My decision to approve PCS’s application was specifically informed by a review of student performance on statewide assessments, operational stability, fiscal viability, public comment, and fiscal impact on sending districts.” She noted “remarkable” student performance at PCS, “strong community demand for additional enrollment slots,” and “financial stability.” Ms. Harrington also pointed out that she and her staff had reviewed comments received from the Board and from the public both in favor of the amendment request and opposed to it and had taken those opinions into account in conjunction with the other factors. Finally, according to the acting commissioner’s letter, “the Board has not shown that it will suffer immediate irreparable harm if a stay is not granted.” Though the Board has warned that the planned expansion would have severe financial impact on the district, Ms. Harrington’s letter noted that the Board had not met the requirement of showing “that the amendment would impact its ability to provide a thorough and efficient education.”
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She mentioned that the Princeton Public Schools are ranked as the fifth highest spending district in the state for a district of its size, and one of the top rated school districts in the state. “The PCS expansion will only result in a two percent reduction in the Board’s budget through 2022,” she said. —Donald Gilpin
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The Mercer County Park Commission, in cooperation with the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation, is excited to announce that the first Mercer County Jazz Festival at the Festival Grounds will be held Saturday, July 8, from noon to 8 p.m. Come out to Mercer County Park to enjoy a mix of contemporary, big band, and bebop jazz. The day’s musical lineup kicks off with No WiFi, a five-piece band consisting of high school juniors and seniors who represent the future of local jazz. The multi-talented James Stewart and his Quartet of Trenton area veterans are up next. Following them are Jerry Topinka’s G13 Band, led by Jersey Shore-based jazz guitarist Jerry Topinka, world renowned for his intricate playing style and complex melodies; and Orrin Evans and The Captain Black Big Band, led by Trenton native Orrin Evans, a critically acclaimed composer whose band brings an unpredictable
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HELPING HANDS: Talia Fiester, left, and May Kotsen recently joined fellow Princeton High School Democrats in Action to raise funds for girls in the Oaks Integrated Care Foster Home Program. The club, which was formed in the spring, is focused on taking action to make a difference.
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Princeton High School (PHS) Senior Jamaica Ponder was suspended for one day Monday in what her father, Rhinold Ponder, claims was “arbitrary and retaliatory” punitive action, “an attempt to silence some of those who would speak up about racism.” Ms. Ponder and her parents are African Americans. In a letter sent to the school community last week, PHS Principal Gary Snyder reported that several students had submitted PHS yearbook collages including “insensitive, offensive, and provocative words and symbols of racial bias, bigotry, and anti-Semitism. Those students who submitted the inappropriate collages are responsible for their actions, and those actions are being addressed within the parameters of school discipline.” Mr. Snyder said that he was not able to comment further on specific matters related to student discipline. Ms. Ponder’s yearbook senior collage photo, apparently deemed offensive because of its “explicitly racial language,” depicted Ms. Ponder and a group of 16 friends posing in the family basement. The problem arose from two of her father’s works of art hanging in the background, one of which, “Strange Fruit: High Tech Lynching,” depicts a lynching of Michael Jackson, Clarence Thomas, and O.J. Simpson. The other includes the words (only partially visible in the photo) “N — — — RICH,” in dark acrylic paint and choppedup dollar bills. When not publicly on display, as they have been at Princeton University and in town on occasion over the past three years, Mr. Ponder’s provocative political paintings hang in his house. The point, he said, is to promote discussion about racism. His daughter’s photo collage, Mr. Ponder said, was “a picture of her friends in the basement, and the fo-
cus of the picture was that she was the life of the party and her friends were acting goofy. The N-word was not in evidence.” Ms. Ponder described her collage photo as “purposefully innocent and apolitical.” In her June 8 blog article in Multi Magazine: Exploring the Teenage Diaspora, she explained, “Art is trouble, if you’re doing it right. And Ponder art has a tendency to incite and provoke; to make people think. Right now, it serves its purpose from all the way in my basement, from behind the heads of my scooter and balloon wielding friends, from the purposefully innocent and apolitical photo that is my senior collage. My father’s art served its purpose without me even noticing and that’s how I ended up in the principal’s office this morning when I should’ve been doing my math homework.” On the following day, June 9, Ms. Ponder had to return to the principal’s office and received notice of her suspension. In her blog during the past year, Ms. Ponder has reported and commented on several high school and middle school incidents of racism: high school students playing “Jew-Nazi” beer pong last spring; a Snapchat photo of a student accompanied by the N-word and complaining about black students on her bus; and a middle school student falsely accusing a black classmate for giving him marijuana brownies, claiming that everyone would believe the accusation because the student was black. Mr. Ponder claimed that his daughter has been the target of attempted intimidation and harassment ever since she reported on the racist beer pong incident last April. “Our house has been egged three times. Students have called her ‘b—,’ and we’ve been called into the office for meritless HIB (harassment, intimidation, bullying) charges against her.” In his suspension of Ja-
maica, Mr. Ponder stated, “Mr. Snyder violated basic due process and procedure. Our strong feeling is that this punitive action was arbitrary and retaliatory. It’s a bigger issue than I thought. It’s about more than the one-day suspension. It was meant to be a message that this black girl and people like her do not need to speak out. It was a culmination of the intimidation and harassment that Jamaica has faced. There are a lot of people, black and white, who are complaining about this. The ACLU would say that none of the kids should be disciplined. She was disciplined unfairly and inequitably.” Taking the long view, Mr. Ponder looked back on his daughter’s conflict-ridden encounters at PHS and her future at Northwestern University, where she’ll be a freshman next year. “It’s been a challenging road,” he said. “She’s passionate about her family, her friends, and justice. If she wants to engage in social justice she has to understand that this comes with the territory. She’s thrilled to be moving on to Northwestern in the fall.” —Donald Gilpin
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Last weekend, Mayor Liz Lempert joined the 211 U.S. mayors adding their name to the Climate Mayors open letter affirming to adopt, honor, and uphold the commitments of the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement. Climate Mayors (also know as Mayors National Climate Action Agenda or MNCAA) is a network of U.S. mayors representing over 50 million Americans working together to strengthen local efforts for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting efforts for binding federal and global-level policy making. “ Wit h t h e Tr u mp Ad ministration’s inexcusable withdrawal from the Paris agreement, it is imperative that towns and cities take the lead on climate action,” said Ms. Lempert. “We are fortunate that Princeton has many organizations, public and private, working in tandem with the municipality on efforts that support the goals in the agreement.” On Wednesday, June 14, Sustainable Princeton and the municipality’s Department of Infrastructure and Operations will unveil a new electric vehicle charging station on the first level of the
4:30 p.m. near the garage’s Spr ing St reet ent rance. The transportation sector is a major source of carbon emissions and adding more public charging stations will help spur the transition to greener vehicles. On June 12, Princeton Council held a public hearing on a strengthened storm water ordinance. New Jersey faces increased f looding events due to a warming climate and this ordinance is intended to address flooding problems and reduce the amount of pollution discharged into its waters, including Lake Carnegie. The Stonybrook Millstone Watershed Association and Princeton Environmental Commission collaborated with the Princeton Engineering Department on drafting the ordinance. June 5 marked the start of construction of a new three-megawatt solar array over the former River Road landfill. Once complete, the field will generate renewable energy to fulfill 25 percent of the Stony Brook Regional Sewerage Authority’s waste water treatment plant’s electricity needs. Led in development by the
ful environment to educate the general public about renewable energy sources. Installed in front of jaZams along Palmer Square East, the parklet is an interactive structure with an “energy playground ” theme. The public attended the opening celebration on June 10. The municipality recently resolved to adopt sustainable practices within its operations by enacting a Green Purchasing Policy and Sustainable Best Practices Policy, both of which aim to reduce its environmental footprint by producing less waste and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. “This is a time when leadership must come from the community level upward, it is promising that Princeton is taking steps to move in a positive climate direction, but there is still much to be done,” Molly Jones, executive director of Sustainable Princeton. “The broader Princeton community is encouraged to support these and other efforts and to learn more about what we each can do to reduce our climate footprint.”
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“I recognize that Rider has problems,” said Mr. Kean, who served as president of Drew University for 11 years. “But this [Westminster] is a jewel. This is a gem of a school. All of us in New Jersey should be proud that it is here, and we should support it in any way we can.” Keeping Westminster in Princeton is the priority. “It’s a wonderful, wonderful institution that is known worldwide,” Mr. Kean said. “If New York were about to lose Juilliard, we would hear about it so much. We should hear the same thing in New Jersey. Princeton is where it has flourished, and where it should be. It is the best possible solution.” When he learned of the proposed sale last February, Mr. Kean wrote an editorial for nj.com expressing his opposition. Members of the Coalition contacted him last month and asked him for his support.
The Coalition has hired lawyer Bruce Afran to advise on strategies to keep the school intact and in place. Mr. Afran said at the press conference that selling the campus to an entity that would remove Westminster does not make fiscal sense for Rider, and would trigger a lawsuit. “If the campus is closed as a result of a merger or a sale, litigation will ensue,” he said. “If the campus is sold to a developer who wants to build 200 townhouses, that is going to provoke litigation. If it is sold to a private day school to operate a secondary school, that will provoke litigation. If it is closed and moved to another location, that will provoke litigation.” Rider’s 1991 merger with Westminster was an agreement “… intended to preser ve the historic Princeton campus and maintain Westminster’s identity,” Mr. Afran said in a phone conversation last week. “The merger agreement did not give Rider the right to ben-
efit financially from the sale of the campus.” A positive outcome would be for Rider to reconsider its plan to sell Westminster, or for Westminster to be merged with another academic institution that would keep the school in its longtime home. “Our goal is to maintain this institution as it is in Princeton, and the Coalition will absolutely go to court to block any intention to dismember the campus,” Mr. Afran said. “Any attempt to sell and stop the operations of the Choir College will be met with opposition. We’ve told Rider that, and said that our preference is that Rider would continue to operate it. At this point, Rider is considering several options, and any that do not involve continuing operation at this location, my clients will oppose.” Mr. Afran added that it would be “horribly ironic” if the 80-year-old Westminster campus, home to the internationally-known Westminster Choir, were to close just
as the $300 million Arts and Transit complex at Princeton University is about to open. The possibility of selling the campus to Princeton’s school district, a move favored by some, would be opposed by the Coalition. “Absolutely and without any ambiguity, any option for the Board of Education to buy this campus and turn it into a public school campus or community education campus is not on the table,” he said. “That will provoke absolute litigation. It will pit one part of the community against another. But we believe the Board of Education has the insight and wisdom not to go down that route. In addition, it would require a bond issue of at least $40 million on Rider’s terms.” Mr. A f r a n ad de d t hat should Rider be the subject of litigation, “no buyer will transfer one dollar while that is going on.” The attorney for recent cases involving Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study, Mr. Afran
said he has never been part of a case like this one. Every person he has talked to, he said, is opposed to the idea of selling the Westminster campus. “We’ve made it clear to Rider that this is not an option that can go forward,” he said. “It doesn’t make sense for a college to attempt to survive by destroying another college.” Kristine A. Brown, Rider’s assistant vice president for marketing and communications, said in an email this week, “Since the Board meeting on March 28, Rider University, working closely with the Board of Trustees and an outside firm, has made significant progress in our search to identify institutions willing to acquire Westminster Choir College. To date, we have received multiple proposals that will be evaluated by a committee of the Board of Trustees throughout the summer. “As President Dell’Omo has said before, it remains our highest priority to find
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New “Freshcipes” Contest Will Have Weekly Winners
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher has announced the 2017 Jersey Freshcipes contest, encouraging people to create and share recipes using Jersey Fresh produce as one of the main ingredients. The recipes can be entered by going to http:// jerseyfresh.nj.gov/recipecontest.html. There will be weekly winners as well as a grand prize of a $500 Visa gift card and Jersey Fresh kitchen accessories. Recipe entries must include a name for the dish, a brief description, the ingredients, preparation directions, and a photo of the finished recipe. There is no limit to how many times one person can enter. The weekly winners will be highlighted on the Jersey Fresh Facebook page and on the Jersey Fresh website. “The Jersey Freschipes contest is a great way for those who like cooking to share the many ways our wonderful produce can be enjoyed,” Mr. Fisher said. “We appreciate all who participate and your ongoing support of all who grow and harvest Jersey Fresh produce. We urge people to show us how much they love Jersey Fresh food with the personal touch of their own recipes.” The final week of submissions is August 8. After that, three finalists will be selected, and the Jersey Fresh team will record videos recreating those three recipes. The three recipe videos will then be shared on the Jersey Fresh Facebook page. The video with the most likes as of September 26 will win. To learn more, follow Jersey Fresh on Facebook or visit www.jerseyfresh.nj.gov/ recipecontest.html.
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Durkee to Step Down continued from page one
Recalling his more than half century in Princeton, Mr. Durkee, contacted by email while attending meetings in Washington D.C., pointed out, “I have three daughters who benefited greatly from its public schools and all the other opportunities this town offers. At one point I was an elder of Nassau Presbyterian Church. I have played in the town softball league for over 30 years (for about a decade I ran a team called El Tigre) and I have played in its platform tennis league for 40 years; I’m also one of only two people to have competed in every one of the 10K races the hospital used to sponsor. I have also served on the board of McCarter Theatre for more than 30 years.” Mr. Durkee went on to discuss his involvement in local community issues, citing his
exceptional University partners — Bud Vivian, Karen Jezierny, Pam Hersh, and Kristin Appelget — in overseeing University-community relations. “I have enjoyed working with a broad range of mayors and other elected officials, planning board members, community leaders, and many others who care deeply about this town and its people.” Citing t he Universit y’s “significant financial contributions” to the community over the past 40 years, including more than $3 million this year, as the largest taxpayer in the community, he noted ongoing capital contributions that have benefited the schools, the public library, the Arts Council, the Garden Theatre, affordable housing, and many other community organizations and shared goals. Mr. Durkee also high l ig hte d t h e Un ive r s it y’s collaboration with the town
on planning and zoning issues, including the development adjacent to Murray Place, the Butler Tract, and “the lively discussions about the Arts and Transit neighborhood that have resulted in a new train station and Wawa, better traffic flow along Alexander Street, one new restaurant and another ready to open any day now, and a gorgeous and vibrant home for the Lewis Center for the Arts that will open next fall.” Mr. Durkee will remain as vice president for public affairs until his successor in that role is named, and even then, as vice president and secretary, he will continue to work on many of the issues he has been working on over the years. President Christopher L. Eisgruber will lead a national search for a vice president of communications and public affairs who will oversee the offices that Mr. Durkee
has supervised in his public affairs role: Communications, Government Affairs (headquartered in Washington, D.C.), Community and Regional Affairs, and Public Affairs (which focuses primarily on state-related issues). “I am proud of the work of all these offices, and I am pleased to have been able to work closely with each of them over these past four decades,” Mr. Durkee said. “One of the many virtues of Princeton’s relatively small size and centralized administrative structure is that even the most senior officers are able to work directly with the offices they oversee.” Mr. Durkee went on to reflect on some of the many different facets of his public affairs job. “One of my favorite aspects has been the broad range of things I get to do and the surprises — both welcome and unwelcome — that each day
brings,” he said. “I could go on at length about work I have been able to do with the media both on and off campus, in Washington, in Trenton, and until recently in overseeing the university’s engagement with its 91,000 alumni. In each of these areas I have fond memories and accomplishments I look back on with pride.” Stepping down for Mr. D u r ke e d o e s n’t e x a c t l y sound like stepping down. “While I look forward to scaling back, I also look forward to continuing to be very much involved as we seek to carry out the priorities of the strategic planning framework the university adopted a year ago and the campus planning framework that we are working hard to complete by next fall,” he explained. “The University has grown a lot over these 45 years in size, scope, and diversity measured in
many ways, but it also has remained true to its mission and its core values, and I take great pleasure in having been able to communicate with the University’s many publics about both the continuity and the change.” —Donald Gilpin
Explore the Lives Of Lichens in New Jersey
The Mercer County Park Commission will host lichenologist Dennis Waters on Saturday, June 17, as he unveils the mysterious lichens commonly found throughout our natural world. Mr. Waters will lead two hours of exploration along the trails of the Mercer Meadows Pole Farm District, shedding light on the strange lifestyles and ecological importance of lichens. Hanging hauntingly from the branches of trees, providing bursts of color in an otherwise barren and toxic copper mine, and adorning the presidents of Mount Rushmore with 5 o’clock shadows, lichens can be found thriving in nearly all of ear th’s environments. Their incredible ability to grow almost anywhere has enabled lichens to cover five percent of Earth’s land surface. Commonly seen as grayish-green patches on tree trunks, most people never think t w ice about these unassuming, undervalued life forms, but Mr. Waters will be bringing lichens into the spotlight. He has been st udy ing and cataloging the variety of lichens found in Mercer County parks. During this walk, Mr. Waters will teach you how to identify some of the common lichens that he knows so well, as well as teach about the ecological importance, behaviors and lifestyles of lichens. This fun and informative walk will take place on Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning at the Historic Hunt House in Mercer Meadows. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring water. This program is free but pre-registration is required by phone at (609) 888-3218 or e-mail to natureprograms@mercer county.org. ———
Howell Farm Holds Annual Dairy Day
Howell L iv ing His tor y Farm will hold its annual Dairy Day on Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Throughout the day, visitors can meet milking goats, see a cow and calf, and help farmers make cheese, butter, and ice cream. Milking demonstrations will be at 10:30 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. In the farmhouse kitchen, there will be demonstrations of cheese and butter making at 11 a.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. Ice cream making (and tasting) will take place near the ice house at 1:30 p.m. Howell L iv ing His tor y Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and maintained by the Mercer County Park Commission. It is located on Valley Road, just off Route 29, i n Hop e wel l Tow n ship. The GPS address is 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530. Parking and admission are free. For more information, call the farm office at (609) 7373299 or visit www.howell farm.org.
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There’s a new trend in healthcare, and it’s gaining momentum in our area. By Sarah Emily Gilbert (Originally published in Princeton Magazine) Dr. Barbara A. Brown (left) and Dr. Lynne B. Kossow of Princeton Lifestyle Medicine.
or the past two years, Dr. Lynne B. Kossow and Dr. Barbara A. Brown of Princeton Lifestyle Medicine have offered their patients far more than the traditional primary care practice. Most doctors see 25-30 patients a day for an average of 15 minutes, but Drs. Kossow and Brown see six to eight patients a day for up to an hour. In addition to providing treatment for acute illnesses, the doctors act as their clients’ healthcare coaches through Lifestyle Medicine, a scientific approach to patient wellness by effecting changes in areas such as diet, physical activity, and stress management. With the current shortage of primary care physicians and the abundance of high volume practices, this type of individualized attention is rare. However, by switching to a concierge format, doctors like Kossow and Brown are able to practice medicine that consists of this broad-spectrum care. Concierge medicine, also known as retainer-based medicine, is an umbrella term for private medical care wherein patients pay an out-of-pocket fee in exchange for enhanced care. Born in the 1990s, concierge medicine was once thought of as a service for the wealthy that charged patients a lofty fee for luxury medicine. In recent years, it has evolved to accommodate patients across all income brackets, leading to expanding interest among patients and their primary care doctors. According to a survey released by the American Academy of Private Physicians at the AAPP 2015 Fall Summit, more than 45 percent of 862 independent physicians would consider a concierge or similar membership model in the next three years. This may be due in part to our aging population needing increased and varied medical services, leading to an imbalanced patient/doctor ratio. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has increased the number of insured patients, putting a further strain on primary care doctors. As a result, physicians are often unable to dedicate enough time to each patient. In the hopes of increasing both job and patient satisfaction in a financially sustainable way, primary physicians like Dr. Kossow and Dr. Brown are looking toward concierge medicine. “Where conventional medicine is failing is in the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases that are becoming an epidemic in the United States today,” explain the doctors. “The current insurance model is built upon a problem-based economic reimbursement that encourages doctors to address medical problems very quickly. This leads to most doctors rushing to see 25-30 patients per day in order to make ends meet…This is not how we have ever practiced. We always want to have the time to address the root cause of diseases that are preventable today.” “For the past two years, we have been offering our Lifestyle Medicine Concierge Program as an optional program for our patients,” they continue. “Lifestyle Medicine is a 21st century approach to healthcare that consolidates the very best characteristics of traditional medicine with the profound impact of lifestyle behaviors on health. As our program grew, it became readily apparent to us that integrating Lifestyle Medicine into our internal medicine practice
was the best way for us to continue to provide exceptional care… We feel that the concierge model is the only way to effectively [do that].” Concierge medical practices come in various forms, including those that reject insurance plans all together, but this is not the case for Princeton Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Kossow and Dr. Brown accept insurance for all covered medical services. In addition, their patients pay an annual fee of $1,200 for the Lifestyle Medicine Concierge program, which gives them access to an elevated level of care. Trained at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at Harvard Medical School, the doctors are at the vanguard of their field, having lectured about their practice development model at The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine Conference in 2015. They are also members of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Kossow and Dr. Brown’s practice is unique in that it offers patients comprehensive conventional medical care combined with lifestyle counseling. Patients interested in a natural approach to disease prevention are provided in-depth, individualized coaching based on their needs. The doctors can assist with everything from quitting smoking to creating a manageable diet and exercise plan. According to the doctors, this is an evidence-based practice that has been shown to prevent, reverse, or slow down heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, dementia, and some cancers. The concierge model offers Princeton Lifestyle Medicine patients additional benefits including access to the doctors’ emails, cell phone numbers, and private phone line, extended patient office visits, a one-hour consultation, and same or next day appointments. As a result, patients see Drs. Kossow and Brown not only as accomplished medical doctors, but health advocates, mentors, and even friends. “Our practice structure allows us to spend more time educating our patients about what may be going on with them medically,” the doctors explain. “We are better able to work with them as partners in their care and advocate for them with their specialists or if they are in the hospital. We provide tremendous support and guidance to them and their caretakers or family. We are happy to have this enhanced communication with our patients. It allows us to make social visits when they are hospitalized at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro so that we can stay in close touch while they are receiving care.” Concierge practices like Princeton Lifestyle Medicine focus the healthcare system on its most vital component: the patient-doctor relationship. The model emphasizes quality care instead of quick care, benefitting both parties. This is helping revive medical students’ interest in internal medicine, which is predicted to increase the number of primary care doctors and revitalize our healthcare system. As leaders in both concierge and Lifestyle medicine, it comes as no surprise that Dr. Kossow and Dr. Brown are at the forefront of this effort, bringing Princeton into the future of healthcare.
The Princeton Lifestyle Medicine Concierge Program is $1,200 per year. The fee can be paid monthly, quarterly, biannually, or annually, and credit cards are accepted as payment. All medical services are billed through the patient’s insurance company as usual. Princeton Lifestyle Medicine is located at 731 Alexander Road, Suite 200 in Princeton, New Jersey. For more information call 609.655.3800 or visit www.princetonlifestylemedicine.com. — Paid Advertisement —
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Mailbox Letters Do Not Necessarily Reflect the Views of Town Topics
Commemorate Flag Day; Save the Princeton Battlefield For Learning
To the Editor: “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white: that the union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing the new constellation.” —The Second Continental Congress, on the passage of the Flag Act, June 14, 1777. With this resolution, the Congress not only authorized a new flag, but engrained in our collective mindset an unshakable truth — that we are one nation, united and free. And just five months before our American flag was formally created, General George Washington stood on the fields of Princeton, New Jersey, and made this vision a reality. In the latter half of 1776, just months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, our liberty was far from assured. Washington’s novice army endured a series of brutal defeats in New york, which led to the British capture of New york City. In the words of Thomas Paine that winter, “These are the times that try men’s souls … tyranny, like, hell, is not easily conquered.” Washington realized that only he and his dwindling fighting force could revive the flickering flame of American independence. Embarking on an audacious campaign easily decried as foolish, Washington secured surprising victories at both Trenton and Assunpink Creek, New Jersey. Eager to capitalize on the momentum begun by his improbable Christmas night crossing of the Delaware River, Washington then dared to confront seasoned British soldiers at nearby Princeton. In the frigid morning hours of January 3, 1777, citizen soldiers faced trained British regulars and engaged in furious fighting. Many American patriots fell. But, it was at that moment that “a tall man on a white horse could be seen galloping towards the scene of battle.” George Washington had arrived. Rallying his troops, Washington ordered the advance, driving the British from the field and securing a greatly-needed victory. The valor witnessed at Princeton is a testament to the symbolism of the flag colors themselves: white for purity and innocence, red for hardiness and valor, and blue for vigilance, perseverance, and justice. Today, we have an opportunity to save the land where Washington secured this victory at Princeton and honor the resolute American flag. In 2016, the Civil War Trust, through its Campaign 1776 initiative to preserve Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields, signed a landmark agreement with the Institute for Advanced Study to preserve 15 acres where Washington’s storied counterattack occurred. This agreement allows the State of New Jersey and the Trust to transform this property into an outdoor classroom that can inspire all Americans to learn more about Washington and the purity, valor and vigilance of the American flag. Saving the Princeton battlefield – what better way to commemorate Flag Day? RoGER WIllIAMS Secretary of the board for the Princeton Battlefield Society, Committee member of TenCrucialDays.org and The Spirit of Princeton
Thoughts on “Quiet Landscaping,” Eliminating Leaf Blowers From Member of Quiet Princeton
mission is to, “provide excellence in music instruction to a broad constituency of amateur and professional musicians and to promote the appreciation and performance of music within the community at large.” I graduated with my masters in piano performance from Westminster Choir College and my mother, Phyllis lehrer, has been a professor in the piano department for 45 years. I am hoping that this gem of a music school will stay in Princeton. However, the future of the college is unclear and therefore the community music school, made up of local students, needs a contingency plan. let us be certain that Westminster Conservatory, a community treasure that benefits us all, continues to have a home in Princeton. This will help to preserve Princeton’s preeminent reputation as a regional cultural center. SUzANNE lEHRER Piano Faculty, Westminster Conservatory
To the Editor: I am writing in response to Anne levin’s excellent article entitled “Quieting Noisy leaf Blowers” in your June 7th issue. The increased cost of using rakes rather than leaf blowers is the reason residents are reluctant to change to “quiet landscaping,” say the two area landscapers interviewed. This has not been my experience but I am not looking to remove every single leaf. My landscaper worked with me to eliminate leaf blowing last fall by mowing over light leaf accumulations and directing them onto the beds. In heavier areas he simply used the mower to direct leaves into a pile, rake onto a tarp and haul to the curb. No more mulch blown away and no cost increase! Quiet Princeton, of which I am a member, is dedicated to improving our quality of life by removing and controlling sources of noise. We hope that reducing or eliminating the use of noisy polluting leaf blowers will gain momentum. CARol RoTHBERG Winant Road To the Editor: Four years in Princeton and 82,000 delivered supplemental meals later and Send Hunger Packing Princeton (SHUPP) is even more passionate, enthusiastic, creative, and driven to continue to grow the program. It started as To the Editor: part of a national movement to provide weekend meals to I am on the faculty of Westminster Conservatory, and a kids who live in a food insecure home. The requirements parent of two children in the Princeton Public Schools. It to participate were minimal, a simple request to particihas become clear to me in my discussions with students pate was the sole qualification. There were and are three and friends that for some, there is confusion about the dif- main partners: Princeton Human Services’ offspring Send ference between the two music schools on the Westminster Hunger Packing Princeton, Mercer Street Friends, and the Choir College campus. Princeton School System. And for the same reasons the There are two significant programs connected with West- program started, the program has grown. minster: the college and the community music school. Today, in addition to the regularly delivered food bags These are distinct operations, having differing relation- consisting of two kid-friendly breakfasts and lunches, ships with the Princeton community. SHUPP has expanded the program to better meet the Westminster Choir College, is the home of a world- needs of our constituents. We now provide an additional, renowned choir program. The symphonic choir sings regu- more robust package of food each month for the whole larly with the New york Philharmonic and the Philadelphia family. Summer break, which is more logistically challengorchestra. Great choral directors, opera singers, pianists, ing, is now a large part of the SHUPP mission. For some organists, school music educators, composers, and minis- kids that means meals throughout the summers Monday ters of music have studied there. Many graduates teach and through Friday. For others it means the continuation of perform in schools, universities, religious institutions, and weekend meal packs. And for those we can reach, it means professional and community organizations throughout the the addition of fresh produce. And starting this summer, country and the world. Initially founded in Dayton, ohio a brand new breakfast program is being launched for the in 1920, the college established its home in Princeton in benefit of all kids under the age of 18, a free meal at the 1932, clearly motivated by the desire to be close to metro- Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church. politan centers and great orchestras. Westminster merged This Send Hunger Packing Princeton Initiative could with Rider University in 1991. not exist without the generosity of the Princeton CommuGraduates from Westminster Choir College regularly nity. Each year, in September, at Hinds Plaza, community teach in our local schools and institutions. Currently these members gather to celebrate and raise money to enable include, among others, Princeton’s littlebrook and Riv- the program to not only continue but to grow. This year, erside elementary schools, Princeton High School, The as last year, the theme will be Fill the Bowls. The event Chapin School, Westminster Conservatory, as well as in- features the work of local potter, Adam Welch, who will once again create custom bowls for the event. All who dependent music studios. Westminster Conservatory is the community music participate will receive one. The benefits are clear. No one argues the point that “a school in Princeton where about 2,000 students of all ages from Princeton as well as from surrounding towns, come child should be hungry for knowledge and not hungry for for private lessons in all instruments, chamber music, mu- breakfast.” That’s SHUPP’s mission and thanks to our comsic theory, choir, early childhood music education, musical munity, that’s what SHUPP’s been able to do. theater, jazz, a community orchestra, and several summer RoBERT RABNER FoR THE SHUPP FAMIly music camps. It also hosts the Honors Music Program, an Christopher Drive enrichment program that meets on Saturdays throughout the school year. Westminster Conservatory is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. Since 1970, Westminster Conservatory has served as a musical home for students and for faculty. The school’s To the Editor: on June 4, Rock Brook School held its third Annual Rock Brook Celebration …. An Evening of Two-Step and Honky Tonk. The fun evening included country line dancing, live music, barbecue buffet, and an auction. For more than 40 years, Rock Brook School has provided exceptional special education services to children, as well as support for families and professionals. We are so proud of our students and the hard work of our dedicated staff. I’d like to take a moment to recognize all who helped make the event possible. Thanks to all the families and businesses that contributed prizes for our auction. A special thanks to Rock Brook parent laura Jones who contributed yankees/Red Sox tickets for our special raffle as well as several additional auction items. our gratitude to the Blue Wave Ramblers for the fantastic music; and Debbie Figel for calling our country line dances. Much appreciation to The lodge at Montgomery for hosting our event; and Mary the Queen of Pork for catering the affair. Also, credit to our students and staff for creating the lovely theme-oriented décor. And finally, I’d like to thank our guests, sponsors, and donors. your generosity helps Rock Brook School continue its legacy of quality education, providing supports, and ensuring success for children with communication and learning difficulties. MARy CATERSoN Executive Director
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“Proud and Passionate Manhattan”: A Celebration of Elegance, Style, Beauty, and Life The city of such women, I am mad to be with them! I will return after death to be with them! —Walt Whitman, from “Mannahatta” he beautiful women on view in the James A. Michener Museum’s vision of Jazz Age Manhattan in “Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography and Sculptural Form” range from elegant ladies in “dragonfly-stitched ermine coats” to Ziegfield dancers like the exhibit’s cover girl Bobbe Arnst and little (4’10) Ann Pennington, who can be seen in a series of Sheeler photographs performing Black Bottom moves like “Bon Bon Buddy,” “Down Baby,” “Step Out,” “Raggedy Trot,” and “Clap Hands.” Although the Michener bills Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) as “one of America’s best-known modernists,” all that I knew about him when I visited the show last week was what I’d read in the poet William Carlos Williams’s autobiography. Among some odds and ends of personal history including an account of the occasions when Williams and his wife would get together with Sheeler and his wife to drink and gossip “to our heart’s content,” I learned that Sheeler’s uncle had envisioned a future for him as “a pitcher for the old Athletics,” even to the point of “taking him to the field to induce him to go in that direction.” Museum goers and baseball fans alike may be amused to imagine “one of the founding figures of American modernism” playing for Connie Mack’s A’s rather than studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, exhibiting six paintings at the 1913 Armory Show in New York, shooting a short film about New York with Paul Strand in 1920, and creating fashion images and portraits for Vanity Fair and Vogue between 1926 to 1931 as a Condé Nast photographer. If You Knew Bobbe For the better part of a week now the woman shown on this page has been staring at me from the cover of the massive, handsome, lavishly illustrated 234-page monograph edited by the exhibit curator Kirsten M. Jensen. In her essay “Figures in Space,” the curator calls Sheelers’s Bobbe Arnst a “riveting portrait.” What interests her is the way the subject’s “sculpted form” interrupts “the geometry of it all.” As “viewed through Sheeler’s lens,” says Ms. Jensen, there is “very little theatricality — what you see is what you get.” What I see is a spirited woman oozing theatricality. This feisty flirty singer/ dancer seems an unlikely banner image for a show dominated by cool, elegant, impassive women embodying the title’s buzz words, “fashion” and “sculptural form.” Bobbe isn’t just looking at you, she’s sizing you up. The suggestive glance she’s giving Sheeler is there for all of us, still vivid after 90 years, still coyly probing, still to be reckoned with. Of all the many Manhattan women Walt Whitman might be “mad to be with,” she may be the one most likely to bring the good gray poet back from the dead. One reason the curator prefers to point
out “striking painterly drama” in “the contrast between figure and ground” in the image is that it supports one of the major premises of the exhibit, which is that the “day work” Sheeler did for Vogue and Vanity Fair (Sheeler called it “a daily trip to jail”) influenced the style he would later employ in Precisionist creations like the striking oil on canvas Steel Croton (1953). While the “strong architectural interest” the curator finds in Bobbe Arnst leads in the direction of Sheeler’s interior photographs of Ford’s River Rouge factory, it led me to the Net.
look she’s giving Charles Sheeler in his West 49th Street studio in the summer of 1928 when she was on Broadway in Ziegfield’s Rosalie singing George Gershwin’s unforgettable ballad “How Long Has This Been Going On.” Enter Walt Whitman If anyone has a claim on “the proud and passionate” metropolis so brilliantly evoked at the Michener, it’s Walt Whitman, whose poems from the previous century provide the intertitles for Sheeler and Strand’s Manhatta (1921), a somewhat
According to my online search for Bobbe Arnst, she was born Leone Christofferson in 1903 in New York City and died in 1980 in Los Angeles. Her first husband was the original Tarzan, Johnny Weismuller, who soon moved on to Lupe Vélez, the Mexican Spitfire. What made the quest worthwhile was a YouTube clip from a 1929 Vitaphone short called Rhythms in Blue. There she is again, wearing the same hair style if not quite as dark, same peek-aboo curl across her forehead. After singing some forgettable tune, she picks up the hem of her dress and begins dancing, and for one luminous moment all’s well with the world as she softly scats along, da-dada-di-da, not like a jazz singer but as the spirit moves her, the spirit that won’t stop making itself felt, the spirit visible in the
murky print of which can be seen in a side room off the main gallery. The words the far-seeing all-seeing poet wrote in the previous century fit so well with the images that it seems as if he’d had a spectral preview of the film with its “tall facades of marble and iron.” The lingering shot of the Woolworth Building, which went up long after the poet’s death, seems to be in his view when he writes in 1860 of “high growths of iron, slender, strong, splendidly uprising toward clear skies” and of “our tall-topt marble and iron beauties.” His words seem no less prescient when juxtaposed to scenes of construction, laborers, cranes, heavy machinery (“the shovel, the great derrick, the wall scaffold, the work of walls and ceilings”). He’s also there for
harbor views in his “city of hurried and sparkling waters, City nested in bays”; and for shots of railroad yards (“this world all spanned with iron rails”). Even the film’s predominant aerial views of city streets and pedestrians have Walt’s imprimatur: “When million-footed Manhattan unpent descends to its pavements.” Finally here he is for the last shot of sunset on the Hudson: “Gorgeous clouds of sunset! drench with your splendor me or the men and women generations after me.” In case you doubt Walt’s capacity for peering through the generations to see dancers like Bobbe Arnst and Ann Pennington in the city of women he’s “mad to be with,” it happens that the liveliest character in The Life and Adventures of Jack Engle, the newly discovered “lost novel” from 1856, is a dancer named Inez who has “the stylish, self-possessed look” of someone who follows “a theatrical life.” Her face “is open and pleasing, with bright black eyes,” and on the stage “she looked really fascinating” in “the short gauzy costume of a dancing girl,” her “legs and feet … beautiful and her gestures and attitudes easy and graceful.” I prefer to see Sheeler’s women, from high society to Broadway, like Whitman’s, “ultimate in their own right … calm, clear, well-possess’d of themselves.” At the same time, it’s not my intention to disparage the curator’s emphasis on abstraction and analysis, not when the total effect of the show is so positive. What I saw, ultimately, was a celebration of elegance, style, beauty, and life. Enter the Men The closing lines of Whitman’s “Mannahatta” refer to “The city of such young men, I swear I cannot live happy, without I often go talk, walk, eat, drink, sleep, with them!” Knowing this, you know Walt would delight in Sheeler’s series showing former lightheavyweight champion Georges Carpentier dancing the Charleston, not to mention the stunning portrait of young Aldous Huxley (who loved it, you can see why). Another writer shaped by Sheeler’s lens is Theodore Dreiser. You can also see Alfred Lunt, with and without Lynne Fontanne, and silent film star John Gilbert, whose co-star and lover Greta Garbo is present if only in the form of a black rhinestone-spangled evening gown designed for her by Adrian. Aware that this column would coincide with the Tweet-crazed president’s 71st birthday, I dug some quotes out of a wellworn paperback copy of The Art of the Deal at the Bucks County Library after visiting the exhibit next door at the Michener. As horrified as Walt would be at the prospect of Trump, he would probably agree that “If it can’t be fun, what’s the point?” He might even approve of “I call it truthful hyperbole”? he good news is “Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography and Sculptural Form” will be at the Michener through July 9. Better yet, admission to the museum is half-price in June. —Stuart Mitchner
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GROUNDS FOR CELEBRATION: Grounds for Sculpture’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition will be hosting programs, activities, site-specific installations, and a summer gala to celebrate 25 years of art. The activities will be held throughout 2017. Pictured here is “The Monet Bridge at Grounds for Sculpture.” (Photo by David W. Steele) live music, an array of food ing from a collection of local Art All Night Returns For 11th Year in Trenton trucks and vendors, and artists, and muralists creat-
Coming off of its highly successful 10 -year anniversary in 2016, Artworks Trenton is back with its 11th annual Art All Night — Trenton arts festival, a 24-hour extravaganza that celebrates community, creativity, and inspiration for the city of Trenton. Kicking off at 3 p.m. on June 17, 2017 and running through 3 p.m. on June 18, 2017, Art All Night — Trenton will once again take over the Historic Roebling Wire Works building in Trenton, packing the facility and surrounding area with thousands of pieces of art,
more. The main attraction of every Art All Night — Trenton is the art gallery, which encompasses most of the Roebling Wire Works building. With approximately 1,500 pieces of art on display in 2016, Art All Night — Trenton organizers plan for at least 1,600-1,700 pieces to be on display this year, with art coming from the tri-state area and beyond. Adding to the gallery will be an array of live art creation, including a live glassblowing display on Saturday, live bike welding, live graffiti paint-
ing their own pieces during the event. The 2017 edition of Art All Night — Trenton will also see a revamped live music selection. There will be more than 60 live acts throughout the 24-hour festival gracing one of the three stages. Festival organizers promise that everything from jazz to rock will be heard throughout the event, with an emphasis on diversifying the style of music that will be played on each stage from act to act. T here have also been changes made to how Sundays at Art All Night –
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Trenton are structured. The “master class” portion of Art All Night — Trenton has been a success over previous years, but in 2017 organizers have turned it into an interactive art circuit, with all of the “courses” taking place on Sunday as more of a walking tour featuring local artists, education on the history of the building and the city of Trenton, and community projects. Added to all of this is the return of the very successful Silent Disco; the sixth annual International Film Festival, which will showcase short films from dozens of countries as well as the debut of the first Filmmaker Challenge; and the World Food Court, which will feature everything from falafel and pizza to crepes and Trenton’s own 1911 Smokehouse BBQ. Art All Night — Trenton takes place at 675 South Clinton Avenue in Trenton, on Saturday, June 17 through Sunday, June 18. It’s organized by Artworks Trenton, which is Trenton’s downtown visual arts center which promotes artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts. For more information, visit artallnighttrenton.org and artworkstrenton.org. ———
“The Fleeting Moment” Opens at Art Times Two
Abstract Expressionist painting communicates emotional charge and formal intrigue, and with it a subtle sense of the present and fleeting moment. Three artists working in the Princeton area are represented in the show “The Fleeting Moment,” opening at Art Times Two, the gallery at Princeton Brain and Spine. Joy Barth, Fran Eber, and Pat Martin work with a mix of materials and a variety of techniques. Pouring, attaching, layering paint on sand, plaster or digital prints, each artist responds intuitively to the present moment, engaging in a dialogue with their work. Each artist refers in their work to nature and to their response to it. Each artist works in that unique space within themselves that shepherds unconscious feelings and ideas into physical activity and the resolution of their paintings. Research pertinent to this venue has shown how art positively affects patients, their caregivers, and their families in a medical environment. It has been shown that art referring to nature has been the most powerful in changing the thoughts and feelings — the anxieties and stresses — of those individuals.
Art Times Two curator Madelaine Shellaby works in concert with Dr. Mark McLaughlin, who said, “The purpose of opening up our office to art exhibits by Art Times Two is three-fold. First and most importantly, it provides a comforting, healing atmosphere for our patients who are frightened or apprehensive. Second, it gives local artists the opportunity to display, promote, and sell their work. And lastly, through commissions received on every sale, it benefits the Spinal Research Foundation — which ultimately benefits our patients and the improvement of spine health care. “The Fleeting Moment” opens with a reception on Thursday, June 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. that is open to the public. After that date, the show can be seen by appointment during office off hours; call curator Madelaine Shellaby at (609) 203-4622. The show will run for six months, ending in November. Princeton Brain and Spine is at 731 Alexander Road, Suite 200, Princeton. ———
Sculptor Kate Graves at WWAC June 24
Renowned local sculptor Kate Graves will present her background and influences, including her years as a sculptor at the Johnson Atelier, at West Windsor Art Council’s Art of the Pour event on Saturday, June 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. Learn about what is hot right now in the world of wines, then about the hot molten metal sculpture process. There will be wine tastings by CoolVines, and appetizers by Tre Piani. This event is also a fundraiser for the West Windsor Arts Council’s spring fund drive. A por tion of your ticket price and any other donations will be matched by a generous donor. Space is limited, register by June 21. $50 Members, $60 non-Members. Must be 21 plus. West Windsor Arts Council is at 952 Alexander Road in Princeton Junction. For more information, call (609) 716-1931 or visit www.westwindsorarts.org.
Area Exhibits Art Times Two, Princeton Brain and Spine Institute, 731 Alexander Road, shows “The Fleeting Moment,” works by Joy Bar th, Fran Eber, and Pat Martin, opening June 15 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. and running through November. (609) 203-4622.
Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, has sculptures by Patrick Strzelec on the Graves Terrace through June 30. “Nassau Hall to Hoagie Haven: Princeton Paintings by James McPhillips” is on view through August 1. w w w. a r t s c o u n c i l o f princeton.org. Artworks, Everett Alley ( Sto ck ton St reet ) , Trenton, shows works from Art All Night (which takes place June 17-18 at Roebling Wireworks), from June 24- July 15. www.artworkstrenton. com. Ellarslie, Trenton’s City Museum in Cadwalader Park, Parkside Avenue, Trenton, has The Ellarslie Open through June 25. (609) 989-3632. Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, has “Elyn Zimmerman : Wind, Water, Stone” through August 27, a n d ot h er work s. www.org. Historical Society of Princeton, Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, has “The Einstein Salon and Innovators Gallery,” and a show on John von Neumann, as well as a permanent exhibit of historic photographs. $4 admission Wednesday-Sunday, noon- 4 p.m. Thursday ex te n de d hou r s t i l l 7 p.m. and free admission 4-7 p.m. www.princeton history.org. The Jane Voorhees Z i m m erl i A r t M use um, 71 Hamilton Street, on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, has “Fletcher and the Knobby Boys: Illustrations by Harr y Devlin” through J u n e 2 5. b i t . l y / Z A M MatM. Morven Museum and G a rd e n , 55 Stockton Street, has “Newark and the Culture of Art: 19001960” June 16-January 28. The opening reception is June 15, 5 :30 7:30 p.m. morven.org. Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, has “The Uncomm on C om m on Place,” p h oto g r ap h s b y O l e g M o i s e y e n ko, o n v i e w through August 1. The Princeton Universit y A r t Museum has “Revealing Pictures: Photographs f rom t he Christopher E. Olofson Collection” through July 2. (609) 258-3788. We s t W i n d s o r A r t Center Gallery, 952 Alexander Road, has “Dharma in the 21st Century” t hrough Ju ly 1. w w w. westwindsorarts.org.
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“THE FLEETING MOMENT”: An exhibit featuring the abstract art of Joy Barth, Fran Eber, and Pat Martin opens with a reception on June 15 at Art Times Two, the gallery at Princeton Brain and Spine on Alexander Road. “The Fleeting Moment” runs through November.
Princeton Ballet School Restructuring Allows Students Some More Choices There are changes afoot at t he P r i nceton B a llet School. The 63-year- old dance academy headquartered in Princeton Shopping Center now offers free tuition for boys. There is a new Conservatory Program for serious students interested in more focused training. Another, the FLEX Program, offers similarly rigorous classes, but without the same intensity or time commitment. Class names have been simplified to more clearly reflect their progression. But while the school is clearly being restructured, much will stay the same. “We are still following the syllabus that [co-founder] Audree Estey and [former school director] Mary Pat Robertson had created, because it is an excellent training tool,” said Pamela Levy, the school’s director since last August. “I really want people to understand that this change exists to truly
honor Audrey’s vision and the philosophy for training people, and providing access for everybody at the level at which they want to train.” Though she signed on as director only 10 months ago, Ms. Levy has been involved with Princeton Ballet School (PBS) since childhood. She studied there for years and is a veteran of many performances of The Nutcracker with American Repertory B allet, t he profes sional company affiliated with the school. Ms. Levy studied dance at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts and became a professional dancer after graduation, performing with Murray Louis and Nikolais Dance and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. She segued into teaching and eventually retired from performing. For a decade, Ms. Levy directed the Washington Rock Youth Ballet in Warren before enrolling in
graduate school at Columbia University. But she opted out when she became pregnant with twin boys (who are now 16), eventually earning a master’s degree at New York University just after the school launched a new ballet pedagogy program in conjunction with American Ballet Theatre (ABT). Teaching posts followed at ABT’s JKO School (named for Jacqueline Ken ne dy Onassis ), back at Mason Gross, and at Rider University. Ms. Levy became a
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regular program. My restructuring enables anyone really interested in being on that track to participate up to a certain point, which gives them more opportunity to grow as dancers.” It is after the first year of pointe classes that students can not opt into the C o n s e r v ator y P r o g r a m , Ms. Levy said. “They can be considered for it, but at that point in training, it’s really a matter of whether they are strong enough and have the foundational elements to continue. They can always try again the following year.” The Douglas Martin Scholarship for Male Dancers, named after American Repertory Ballet’s artistic director, allows boys to study tuition-free — an initiative in place at the New York City
Ballet’s affiliated School of American Ballet, and at other prominent dance schools. “I am very excited about this opportunity,” said Ms. Levy. “We’re following suit in what has become the standard for training boys. It is there to celebrate males in dance and encourage more boys to study at our school. We’re working to get the word out.” For Ms. Lev y, being at Princeton Ballet School is like coming home. “I grew up here. Sherry Alban was my teacher, and then she was my teacher at Rutgers,” she said. “Then, she and I taught there, side by side. It’s so wonderful to come back and see her still here, running the children’s rehearsals for Nutcracker. It’s so nice to see.” —Anne Levin
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certified examiner for ABT and continues in that role. But when she learned that Ms. Robertson had retired and there was an opening at Princeton Ballet School, she was inspired to apply. “It was not just because it was time for me to transition into a more administrative position,” she recalled. “It was also because I felt very connected to the school. And I really believe in the mission that Audree Estey had. I had studied with her as a child, so I knew that mission. And fortunately, it turned out to be the path for me to take.” The restructuring, which is aimed at school-aged students, addresses a central element. “Previously, students were chosen for the ‘Plus’ program as young children,” Ms. Levy explained. “Otherwise, they were just in our
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Man of La Mancha
The Princeton Festival Presents “Man of La Mancha”; Cervantes Becomes Don Quixote in the Broadway Musical
he Princeton Festival is presenting Man of La Mancha in the Matthews Acting Studio at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. The auditorium becomes a dungeon in which Cervantes awaits trial by the Spanish Inquisition. A playwright and actor, he entertains the other prisoners — and the audience — by becoming Don Quixote, his creation. There is nothing quixotic about this beautiful production, which makes effective use of the intimate space. The musical’s book is by Dale Wasserman, who based it on his television play I, Don Quixote. The Flamenco-infused music is by Mitch Leigh, and the lyrics are by Joe Darion. Man of La Mancha is presented without an intermission, because Mr. Wasserman wished to avoid interrupting the narrative. Except for an opening guitar solo performed by one of the prisoners, there is no music during the dungeon scenes. Only the Don Quixote vignettes, which are set “various places in the imagination of Miguel de Cervantes,” contain songs. Cervantes is brought with his manservant to a dungeon in Seville, to await trial by the Spanish Inquisition. The other prisoners, led by a “governor,” also place them on trial. If Cervantes is found guilty, he will surrender his possessions — costumes, makeup, and a mysterious manuscript — and the manuscript will be burned. Cervantes begs the prisoners to permit his defense to be in the form of a play. He uses his makeup kit to become Alonso Quijana, an old man who identifies himself as Don Quixote de La Mancha. Quixote and his “squire” Sancho Panza, a role played by Cervantes’ manservant, set out to restore chivalry and battle a “bleak and unbearable world.” Before long, Don Quixote mistakes a windmill for a four-armed giant. After losing the “battle,” he blames an imagined enemy, The Dark Enchanter. As the story unfolds, Cervantes assigns roles to the prisoners, making them a part of his play. At a roadside inn — which Quixote imagines is a castle — a rough gang of leering muleteers harasses Aldonza, the inn’s feisty serving girl and prostitute. Quixote believes Aldonza to be the Lady Dulcinea, to whom he has sworn loyalty. He serenades her with “Dulcinea,” a song that is mockingly imitated by the muleteers. Antonia, Quijana’s niece, is engaged to the snobbish and cynical Dr. Carrasco, and wishes to ensure that she will not be embarrassed by her uncle’s eccentric behavior. Carrasco plots to force Quijana to return home. At the inn, Sancho attempts to court Aldonza on Don Quixote’s behalf, but she bitterly rejects the advances. Aldonza contemplates Quixote’s behavior, and the muleteers tauntingly serenade her with “Little Bird, Little Bird.” Later, this song will accompany a stylized but brutal sequence in which the muleteers rape and beat her.
action. Director Michael Dean Morgan and choreographer Cristina Marte make deft staging choices. Antonia and Dr. Carrasco circle Quijana as they plot against him, as he is at the center of their plans. Effective choreography underlines the predatory sexuality of the muleteers, and the deviousness of the gypsies. To the dual role of Cervantes and Quixote, Jesse Malgieri brings a rich baritone voice and a heroic resolve. While Malgieri loses some of Quixote’s vulnerability, he aptly portrays the character’s determination to pursue his quest, however imagined or misguided. Malgieri’s performance of Quixote’s two signature songs — “The Impossible Dream” and the rousing “I, Don Quixote” — is worthy of Richard Kiley and Brian Stokes Mitchell, both of whom performed the role on Broadway. Sandra Marante brings an exquisite soprano voice to Aldonza, as well as a fiery temper that masks the character’s pain. Although Quixote is the title character, many of his actions are centered on Aldonza, and her character undergoes the most dramatic change. Marante depicts Aldonza’s character arc with finesse. As Sancho, Jordan Bunshaft is an apt counterpart to Malgieri’s Quixote. Where Quixote is heroically determined — almost debonair — in his folly, Sancho is bumbling and unquestioningly loyal, though aware of the absurdity of Quixote’s world. This is countered by Aldonza’s incredulity. Malgieri, Marante, and Bunshaft have an entertaining chemistry between them. Patrick James as the gruff but understanding Governor/Innkeeper, Kyle Guglielmo as the oily Carrasco, and Lance Channing as the Captain of the Inquisition round out the cast. Like the principal cast members, the production designers complement each other well. The austerity of Wesley Cornwell’s set and David Jonathan Palmer’s lighting, which befits the dungeon setting, is countered by the bright color brought by Marie Miller’s costumes. Miller’s work is particularly effective in a scene where Quixote is forced to confront another knight; and a torn but armored costume for Aldonza. There are a few places where the script could have taken more time to establish certain characters’ histories or motivations, particularly toward the end. As it is, there are story developments the audience is asked to accept at face value. However, the show is unwavering in its focus, and in the message it wishes to convey. r. Leigh’s music is highly memorable and rhythmically distinctive. Mr. Darion’s often poignant and “MAN OF LA MANCHA”: Performances are underway for Princeton Festival’s production of uplifting lyrics offset the grim action of “Man of La Mancha.” Directed by Michael Dean Morgan and choreographed by Cristina the bittersweet story. The score is given Marte, the musical runs through June 25 at Princeton University’s Matthews Acting Studio. a strong performance by actors who palDon Quixote (Jesse Malgieri, left) describes his “quest” to Aldonza (Sandra Marante). pably enjoy the material. This first-rate (Photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC) production ensures that the audience, like the prisoners, will enjoy being drawn in “Man of La Mancha” will play in the Matthews Acting Studio at Princeton Uni- by the tale. versity, 185 Nassau Street in Princeton, through June 25. For tickets call (609) —Donald H. Sanborn III 258-2787 or visit http://princetonfestival.org/event/2017-musical.
Aldonza encounters Quixote in the “courtyard” and asks about his eccentric behavior. Quixote explains that his “quest” is to dream “The Impossible Dream.” A signature ballad both for the musical and the character, “The Impossible Dream” has been performed in concert by singers such as Elvis Presley, Jim Nabors, and Susan Boyle. Its genesis is a speech written for the television play. Quixote and Sancho resume their travels but have to return to the inn after their horse and donkey are stolen by a band
of gypsies. Quixote sees that Aldonza is bruised, and vows to avenge her. She angrily recounts her life experiences, and begs him to leave her alone. Later, after Cervantes announces that the story is over, the dissatisfied prisoners reject the ending and prepare to burn his manuscript. Cervantes asks them to let him present one final scene. The musical is well served by the intimate venue. The audience is on three sides of the stage, and on the same level as the prisoners — and therefore is part of the
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Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra Closes Season With Stellar Piano Soloist
ike many performing organizations in Princeton involving students, the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra (GPYO) has spent this past year honing their orchestral sound to make the most of their young players, only to bid farewell to graduating seniors at the end of the concert season. This past Saturday night, GPYO sent its “senior class” off with a well-performed concert of challenging orchestral music featuring a prodigious multi-talented young pianist in a movement of a concerto which challenges even the most experienced soloists. GPYO has several instrumental ensembles under its organizational umbrella, and Saturday night’s concert in Richardson Auditorium showcased the older and more experienced players in the Concert Orchestra and Symphonic Orchestra. Beginning with an overture by Austrian light opera composer Franz von Suppé, Concert Orchestra Conductor Dr. Arvin Gopal made it clear that he expects the best from the young musicians of the ensemble, and they were professional from the start. Von Suppé’s Poet and Peasant Overture may have sounded familiar to the younger members of the Richardson audience from its use in Popeye cartoons, and as the Vienneseflavored overture went along, the Concert Orchestra became cleaner and more precise in its performance. The “peasant” half of the overture was especially wellpunctuated by percussion, and Dr. Gopal led the orchestra well through the transitions among the musical sections. Dr. Gopal and the Concert Orchestra continued a stately approach to the music with the “Jupiter” excerpt from Gustav Holst’s The Planets, beginning in a crisp and brisk tempo featuring majestic brass befitting the largest planet in the solar system. A large section of celli played the movement’s primary melodic theme, which Holst later transformed into the hymn “I Vow to Thee my Country,” without a great deal of overly-Romantic playing, showing that the concert’s emphasis was on power and grace. The closing work of the Concert Orchestra performance, an arranged Finale from Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, incorporated the most familiar music from the final movement of Beethoven’s signature orchestral work in a solid performance by the orchestra. The Concert Orchestra began this Finale with the familiar triad, and was soon off and running; accents were clean
and lyrical melodies from the winds were well-heard in the orchestral texture. Dr. Gopal brought out well the clarity of the rhythmic figures, well complemented by a quintet of horns. Dr. Gopal kept the music somewhat detached for clarity’s sake, and violin strokes were particularly decisive. Although this arranged work was not completely as Beethoven wrote, it was nonetheless sufficiently challenging and an accomplishment for the Concert Orchestra. GPYO’s flagship ensemble, the Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Kawika Kahalehoe, took the stage for the balance of the concert, performing repertory usually heard from professional orchestras. The defining work performed was the first movement of Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, featuring guest soloist and high school junior Anna Gugliotta, a pianist who on a normal day is principal cellist in the Symphonic Orchestra (also an accomplished organist in her musical spare time). Ms. Gugliotta took her time on the familiar opening octaves of the piano concerto, immediately making a musical statement. As a performer, she was clearly unafraid of drama, taking complete control of the delicacy and melodic fluidity in the music. Ms. Gugliotta did not play with a great deal of flash, which required the audience to listen even harder to her graceful playing, and showed not only her thoughtful, rather than showy, approach to the music but also her professionalism way beyond her years. he final three works performed by the GPYO Symphonic Orchestra demonstrated the depth of the ensemble and the standard set by Mr. Kahalehoe for the young musicians. An unassuming and unpretentious conductor, Mr. Kahalehoe clearly expected the best from the players. Hector Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture was marked by an elegant English horn solo by Hannah Fusco amidst a sprightly and rollicking interpretation of the one-movement work by the orchestra. Sergei Prokofiev’s fivemovement Lt. Kije Suite featured precise trumpet solos from Will Flemming, and the Polovtsian Dances of Aleksander Borodin brought the concert to a rousing close. Like the Princeton University Orchestra and Glee Club earlier this spring, the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra bid farewell to the seniors in the ensembles, many of whom have great aspirations to continue in music. —Nancy Plum
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Biopic that tells the untold story of Tupac Shakur (Demetrius Shipp, Jr.), the talented hip-hop artist, actor, and political activist who became a victim of the East Coast-West Coast rap wars when he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting at the age of 25. Co-starring Kat Graham, Danai Gurira, and Jamal Woolard. Baywatch (R for crude humor, graphic sexuality, nudity, and pervasive profanity). This adaptation of the TV series (1989-2001) is an action comedy about a veteran lifeguard (Dwayne Johnson) and a rebellious recruit (Zac Efron) who are forced to put aside their differences in order to take on a drug ring in the area. With Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, and Kelly Rohrbach, and featuring cameos by original cast members David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (PG for pervasive, mildly rude humor). Ed Helms is the voice of the title character in this screen version of the animated TV series about two fourth grade pranksters (Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch) who hypnotize their principal into believing he’s the tighty-whities wearing hero of the comic book they’ve created. With Jordan Peele, Nick Kroll, and Sugar Lyn Beard. Cars 3 (G) Third movie in the animated auto series has Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) relying on the skills of a talented young mechanic (Cristela Alonzo) to compete against a new generation of blazing-fast racers. Voice cast includes Kerry Washington, Chris Cooper, Bob Costas, Tony Shalhoub, Nathan Fillion, and Larry the Cable Guy. Churchill (PG for mature themes, brief battle scene images, pervasive smoking, and some mild epithets). Brian Cox plays the legendary British prime minister in this World War II film showing the 96 hours leading up to the D-Day assault on Normandy. With John Slattery as General Dwight Eisenhower, James Purefoy as King George VI, and Julian Wadham as General Bernard Montgomery. 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. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13 for action, violence, profanity, and suggestive content). 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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. The Lovers (R for sexuality and profanity). Comedy about a couple (Debra Winger and Tracy Letts) on the brink of divorce who decide to take one last shot at reconciliation before officially calling it quits. With Jessica Sula, Aidan Gillen, Lesley Fera, and Melora Walters. Megan Leavey (PG-13 for violence, profanity, mature themes, and suggestive material). Kate Mara portrays the title character in this Iraq War dramatic documentary about the real-life exploits of a Marine corporal who successfully conducted over 100 missions with the help of a combat dog until an IED injures them both. Supporting cast includes Common, Edie Falco, Will Patton, and Bradley Whitford. The Mummy (PG-13 for action, violence, partial nudity, scary images, and suggestive content). Sofia Boutella has the title role in this remake of the horror series about an ancient princess entombed for millennia in a crypt buried deep in the desert who is suddenly revived and is a terrifying malevolent force. Co-starring Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Courtney B. Vance, and Annabelle Wallis. My Cousin Rachel (PG-13 for sexuality and brief profanity). Adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel about an Englishman (Sam Claflin) who finds himself falling in love with his cousin (Rachel Weisz) whom he suspects murdered his guardian (Iain Glen). With Holliday Grainger, Andrew Knott, and Poppy Lee Friar. 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. Paris Can Wait (PG for smoking, mature themes, and mild epithets). Eleanor Coppola makes her directorial debut with this romantic comedy about a housewife (Diane Lane) in a miserable marriage who gets a new lease on life when she embarks on a carefree jaunt from Cannes to Paris with her husband’s (Alec Baldwin) business partner (Arnaud Viand). With Cedric Monnet, Elise Tielrooy, Elodie Navarre, and Pierre Cuq. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13 for violence and suggestive content). Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow in a swashbuckling adventure in which the Black Pearl is pursued by a ghost ship with a zombie crew under the command of an old nemesis (Javier Bardem). With Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, and Kaya Scodelario. Rough Night (R for crude sexuality, drug use, coarse humor, brief bloody images, and pervasive profanity). Comedy about five friends (Kate McKinnon, Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Kravitz, Jillian Bell, and Ilana Glazer) whose wild party in Miami is ruined when they accidentally kill the male stripper hired to entertain them. With cameos by Demi Moore, Ty Burrell, and Bob the Drag Queen. Snatched (R for sexuality, brief nudity, pervasive profanity, and crude humor). Comedy about an uptight mother (Goldie Hawn) who joins her recently dumped daughter (Amy Schumer) for a getaway to a supposed paradise, only to have their exotic vacation turn into a nightmare. Cast includes Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack, and Christopher Meloni. The Wedding Plan (PG for mature themes). Romantic comedy about a jilted Jewish bride (Noa Koler) who instead of cancelling the wedding, enlists the assistance of matchmakers in her desperate attempt to find another mate in a month. With Dafi Alferon, Oded Leopold, Udi Persi and Ronny Merhavi. In Hebrew with subtitles. Wonder Woman (PG-13 for action, violence, and suggestive content). Latest version of the DC Comics superheroine. Set during World War I, the Amazon warrior princess (Gal Gadot) is rescuing a downed American pilot (Chris Pine) and accompanying him to London where she joins the fight on the side of the Allies. Cast include Robin Wright, Danny Huston, and David Thewlis. —Kam Williams
Wednesday, June 14 12 p.m.: Flag Day. Public ceremony on the plaza at the Princeton Municipal Building. Free. 7:30 p.m.: Screening of Wayne’s World (1992) at Princeton Garden Theatre. 8 p.m.: Meeting, Princeton Country Dancers at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive in Princeton. Thursday, June 15 10 to 11 a.m.: Movin’ and Groovin’ with Miss Amy at the Center Court at MarketFair Mall. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Shop local produce and baked goods at the Princeton Farmers Market at Hinds Plaza (repeats weekly). 7:30 p.m.: Screening of The Grapes of Wrath (1940) at Princeton Garden Theatre. 8 p.m.: Outdoor screening of Goldfinger (1964) at Princeton University Art Museum. This summer’s outdoor film series features British directors, actors, and themes inspired by the exhibition, “Great British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum.” Friday, June 16 5 to 8 p.m.: Sunset Sips and Sounds at Terhune Winery at Terhune Orchards (repeats weekly throughout the summer). 6 p.m.: JaZams Summer Block Party at Palmer Square West. Free admission includes crafts, activities, live music, movie screening, and family fun! 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Concert: Frances Catherine & Union County. Modern country leaning band perform material of Alison Krauss. Part of the Sounds of Summer series. Hinds Plaza. 8 p.m.: This nighttime program at Washington Crossing Historic Park will involve watching, listening, and learning about bats. Guests should bring their own flashlight, blanket or chair and meet at the Thompson-Neely House, 1638 River Road in New Hope. 8 to 9:30 p.m.: KaraYogi at Princeton Integral Yoga Community Center at the Princeton Shopping Center. This is a family-friendly, alcohol-free karaoke experience. Saturday, June 17 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). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Howell Living History Farm holds its Annual Dairy Day. Throughout the day, visitors can meet milking goats, see a cow and calf, and help farmers make cheese, butter, and ice cream. Noon to 2 p.m.: AcroYoga Workshop at Princeton Integral Yoga Community Center at the Princeton Shopping Center. Includes lessons on yoga and partner acrobatics. 3 to 5 p.m.: Meet other teens who are passionate about activism at these moderated discussions of hot topics in the news. Princeton Public Library Conference Room. Free.
ing of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) at Princeton Garden Theatre. Wednesday, June 21 6 p.m.: Lululemon Athletica is celebrating the beginning of summer with their Summer Solstice Event. Involves 108 minutes of yoga and exercise with a live DJ. Enjoy local food trucks and refreshments after the event. Free. 7:30 p.m.: Screening of The Lion in Winter (1968) at Princeton Garden Theatre. 8 p.m.: Meeting, Princeton Country Dancers at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive in Princeton. Thursday, June 22 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Shop local produce and baked goods at the Princeton Farmers Market at Hinds Plaza (repeats weekly). 6 p.m.: Yoga on the lawn at Princeton University Art Museum with instruction led by Debbi Gitterman of YogaStream. Guests should bring their own mat. 6 to 8 p.m.: The Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center present Summer in the Courtyard Concert Series at Princeton Shopping Center’s Center Courtyard. C’est Bon Cajun Dance Band will perform. 7:30 p.m.: Screening of Ninotchka (1939) at Princeton Garden Theatre. Friday, June 23 10 a.m. to noon: The Friends of the Princeton Public Library Preview Sale (regular sale begins at noon and continues through Saturday, June 24 at 5:30 p.m.). 12 to 8:30 p.m.: The annual Friends of Princeton Public Library Book Sale. The sale features special collections and rare books as well as books in all genres and for all ages. Princeton Public Library.
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A FOND FAREWELL: At its final meeting of the 2016-17 season, McCarter Theatre Center’s Board of Trustees bid farewell to four outgoing board members. Pictured (l-r) is Departing Board Member Shawn Ellsworth, McCarter Board Chair Leslie Kuenne, Departing Board Member Carolyn P. Sanderson, McCarter Artistic Director Emily Mann, and McCarter Managing Director Timothy J. Shields. (Photo credit Matt Pilsner)
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At its final meeting of the 2016-17 season, McCarter Theatre Center’s Board of Trustees said farewell to four outgoing board members. Departing the board are: Shawn Ellsworth – president, Ellsworth Realty Associates; Carolyn P. Sanderson – managing director, JPMorgan Chase and Co.; Jesse Treu, PhD – partner, Domain Associates; Danilo Verge, MD, MBA – vice president CVMD Global Medical Affairs, AstraZeneca. McCarter Theatre Center Board Chair Leslie Kuenne said: “McCarter has always been fortunate to have extremely talented and dedicated trustees. This year four outstanding members of our board are departing after serving exemplary terms. Shawn, Carolyn and Jesse have each completed nine years of service and each deserves credit for significantly advancing McCarter’s mission during their tenure. Danilo was a key player in our strategic planning process and is leaving McCarter early in his tenure due to a relocation to Europe. These dedicated trustees worked creatively and with great enthusiasm to ensure that McCarter successfully addressed challenges and sustained our commitment to our vital mission.” McCarter’s Managing Director Timothy J. Shields said, “It’s been such a pleasure to work closely with each of these outstanding community volunteers. Although we’ll deeply miss their wise counsel, gentle guidance, and sustaining support, most of all we’ll miss seeing their smiling faces in the board room. We do take some solace in knowing that we’ll see them each frequently in the audience for shows at McCarter.” McCarter Theatre Center maintains term limits for its trustees, who must depart after nine consecutive years of service (or three terms of three years each).
The Westminster Summer Choral Festival Chorus and Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, conducted by Joe Miller, will perform Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 on Saturday, July 1 at 7 p.m. in Miller Chapel on the campus of the Princeton Theological Seminary. A free-will offering will be taken at the concert. Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 is known for the grandeur of its conception and the opulence of its sound. No other sur viving work from that time is written on such a scale, combining the grandest of public music with the most intimate of solo songs; no other such work calls for the many colorful instruments and uses them in such a daringly modern, virtuosic way. The work is believed to have been written as an example of what could be done setting texts in different styles, particularly the new theatrical style of which Monteverdi was a great pioneer. Instead of the flowing, closely knit counterpoint expected from a composer like Palestrina of the preceding generation, the Vespers of 1610 has been described as half opera and half dance.
minster Choir College of Rider University and conductor of the Westminster Choir, as well as director of choral activities for the Spoleto Festival USA. Piffaro is known for its highly-polished recreations of the elegant sounds of the official wind bands of the late Medieval and Renaissance periods. Its ever-expanding instrumentarium are all careful reconstructions of instruments from the period. Under the direction of Artistic Directors Joan Kimball and Bob Wiemken, these world renowned pied-pipers of Early Music present an annual subscription concert series in the Philadelphia region; tour throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and South America; and appear as performers and instructors at major Early Music festivals. This concert is the culmination of the annual Westm inster Su m mer Choral Festival, which offers choral singers the opportunity to live, sing, study, and perform in a professionallevel choral ensemble each summer on the Westminster campus. For more information, visit www.rider.edu/arts.
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Last Friday, June 9, the Coalition to Save Westminster Choir College in Princeton, Inc. held a press conference within sight of Westminster’s home. The press conference featured New Jersey’s 48th Governor, Thomas H. Kean. The Governor spoke at length about the importance of keeping Westminster on its Princeton campus. Having led an administration that was devoted to preserving and expanding the arts in New Jersey, Kean stated that he has always regarded Westminster Choir College as one of the state’s most precious gems: an institution unique in the world of choral music training and performance. Kean also emphasized the importance of preserving New Jersey’s arts institutions to keep the arts accessible for residents of the state’s communities as ticket prices in arts meccas make access prohibitively expensive for many. The Coalition was organized in December 2016, after Rider University announced that it was considering moving a limited number of Westminster’s music programs to its Lawrenceville campus, and selling the Choir College’s historic campus in Princeton to cover Rider’s anticipated budget deficits during the next few years. This proposed action was opposed by the Coalition as it would have resulted in the effective dismemberment of the historic music college. Following a Photo by Krystal Knapp, Planet Princeton meeting in late March, the Rider Board of Trustees announced an altered strategy in which it would first seek a new institution for affiliation with Westminster Choir College. Although Rider has stated a preference for an institution that would allow Westminster to remain in Princeton, institutions were also solicited that would move Westminster programs to another location, thus leaving the W.C.C. Princeton campus available for development.
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“Rider’s goal of selling the campus and moving Westminster’s programs to Lawrenceville or another university would diminish, if not destroy this world-class cultural organization,” Coalition member Howard McMorris stated. “The Westminster campus is a uniquely designed facility for choral rehearsals, music classes, applied music instruction, and performance that cannot be replicated on Rider’s Lawrenceville campus, or any other campus. We have told Rider President Gregory G. Dell’Omo that the Coalition will litigate rather than see this school sold and effectively broken apart.” For 85 years Westminster Choir College has brought the finest musicians, choral scholars and performances to Princeton. If the Choir College were to close, the Princeton community would lose more than 200 concerts, recitals, and master classes annually, as well as a conservatory that educates 2000 students of all ages. In addition, New Jersey and the tri-state region would lose highly trained music educators and church musicians who impact thousands of lives throughout this great nation every day. Today’s world needs hope, healing and beauty - Westminster provides that. We have recently retained Princeton attorney Bruce Afran to advise us on strategies to keep Westminster Choir College as a thriving and independent academic center. The Coalition is seeking Rider’s spinoff of Westminster Choir College as an independent academic institution of music education, as the Choir College had been for sixty years prior to the 1991 merger with Rider.
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Former Governor Thomas H. Kean becomes Honorary Chairman of the Coalition to Save Westminster Choir College in Princeton, Inc.
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Mazur Nursery in Lawrence Township Celebrates 85 Years of Quality Service
f a m i l y - ow n e d a n d op erate d bu s i ne s s for 85 years is almost unheard of in today’s world of quick turnovers, rapidly changing landscapes, and the “here today, gone tomorrow” mentality.
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An exception is Mazur Nursery, still going strong at 265 Bakers Basin Road in Lawrence Township. Established in 1932 by George Mazur, it has become one of the area’s foremost garden centers. “My grandfather started with bedding plants and vegetables, and these are still our specialty,” says manager Sarah Conte, who has been involved with the nursery full-time for 25 years. Before that, she helped out, even as a child, on weekends and in the summer. She is also manager of the family’s other location, Perna’s Plant and Flower Shop on Washington Road in West Windsor. Hands-on ownership is an important part of the success of any business, and the Mazur family tradition continued when Ms. Conte’s parents Irene and Alfred Perna became the owners in the 1970s. The nursery flourished under their stewardship, as more and more customers came to rely on the quality and variety of the Mazur selection.
Stress Reliever Interest in gardening has continued to increase, adds Ms. Conte, as many people enjoy it as an opportunity for relaxation and to create a beautiful outdoor environment. “Interest in gardening is on the upgrade now, especially for pots and planters on decks and patios. All ages enjoy it, including younger people, and even children.” Many people find that is a stress reliever as well. Stepping away from the high-tech world for a while and preparing the soil, then planting seeds and watching them grow, can be very therapeutic. Ms. Conte is a fan of the hands-on value of working in the garden and the magic that can result. “I like putting in the seeds and cleaning the plants, and it is amazing to watch them grow. I love to see all the new varieties of plants coming along all the time. It is also important to continue to educate yourself about all the new information. There is so much to know, and we are constantly learning.” And Mazur is happy to educate customers about all they need to know to prepare and maintain a great garden. Does the plant do well in sun or shade, what are the appropriate soil conditions, how often to water, which plants are unattractive to deer. All of these are often-asked questions. “Many of our customers appreciate advice about how
to get the soil ready, when and where to plant the flowers,” says Ms. Conte. “Sun and shade, when and how often to water, can they withstand the heat, etc. — these are all important considerations.” While “easy” maintenance is the wish of many new gardeners, it is a fact, however, that all plants need a certain amount of on-going care and attention. “There will always be watering and weeding,” points out Ms. Conte. “You can count on it!” Hanging Baskets At this time of year, all plants can be safely put in the ground or in pots and planters, she adds. Among the most popular annuals at Mazur are geraniums, impatiens, petunias, begonias, and zinnias. Vinca (the impatiens look-alike) is another favorite, especially because it withstands the heat so well. Hanging baskets are also always in demand. Vegetables and herbs are popular with many customers who enjoy eating from their own garden. “Lots of people have vegetable and herb gardens,” notes Ms. Conte, “and we have 40 different kinds of tomatoes and 40 different kinds of peppers, hot and sweet. Rosemary and tarragon are very popular herbs, and we have 10 different kinds of basil. Mazur also has a variety of rose bushes, which are another popular choice for many people. Before planting anything, Ms. Conte advises custom-
ers to make sure the soil is properly prepared. “When planting in the spring, it is best to use all new potting soil and get rid of the existing soil in planters and pots. It won’t have the needed nutrients and also could have insects.” She adds that bulbs, such as t u lips and daf fodils, should be planted in the fall. An important tip for watering is the timing, she notes. “The best time to water is early in the morning or late afternoon. Never at the sunniest time or in the heat of the day. Also, it is best to give the plants a substantial watering every few days rather than a superficial watering more often.” Full Selection Cus tomers w it h feline companions will be happy to know that Mazur does a big business with catnip plants. In fact, the nursery’s own cats (and perhaps neighboring kitties as well) love to stop and get a whiff of their favorite — and often irresistible — diversion! Ma z ur prov ide s a f u ll selection of all gardening needs, including clay and ceramic planters, mulch, peat moss, potting soil, tools and supplies. Products to repel deer, such as Liquid Fence, are also available. Some plants, including marigolds and begonias, are less attractive to deer, but as Ms. Conte points out,” If they are hungry enough, deer will eat anything.” Mazur offers a spacious setting in which to walk among the colorful vista of blooming plants, and everything is conveniently arranged according to cat-
GREAT GARDENS: “We are set apart because we grow our own bedding plants, annuals, and perennials, and we have three greenhouses. This is unusual today. And importantly, we are family-owned and operated.” Sarah Conte is the third generation to be part of Mazur Nursery in Lawrence Township, and her son Michael represents the fourth generation. egory: annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, sun- or shade-loving plants, etc. In the latter case, ferns, hosta, lily of the valley, and astilbe grow well in shade. Prices cover a range, with 4-pack plants at $2.69, flats at $18.99, geraniums $4.99 per pot, and hanging baskets at $21.99. Ms. Conte has become more involved in the operation of the nursery since the death of her mother last December, and her father’s retirement from the daily business, although Mr. Perna continues as the owner. Ms. Conte is ver y proud of Mazur’s success and its place in the community. A loyal following of regular customers — some for 40 and 50 years — from all over the area continue to
come to Mazur for all their garden needs. “I l ove t h i s p l ac e s o much ! ” she says w ith a smile, “Growing up, some of my fondest memories are of my brother Steve and me running around and helping Mom and Dad. I raised all three of my children here. I wanted to share with them the family business and my love for plants. It has truly been, and still is, a labor of love. We look forward to continuing the family tradition and serving our customers for a long time to come.” Mazur Nurser y is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, Saturday and Sunday 9 to 5. (609) 5879150. Website: mazurnursery.com. —Jean Stratton
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AN EVENING OF THEATER AND PETS: Award-winning local playwright Noemi de la Puente teams up with SAVE - A Friend to Homeless Animals, for an imaginative fundraising event to support both Dramatic Question Theatre (DQT) in New York City and SAVE — A Friend to Homeless Animals in Skillman. The event will take place on Thursday, June 29 at SAVE, located at 1010 Route 601 in Skillman. Doors open for The Pet Play reading at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. To purchase, visit www.artful.ly/dramatic-question-theatre-dqt. present a reading of scenes SAVE Animal Shelter Teams Up With Playwright from her latest work The Pet Award-winning local playwright Noemi de la Puente teams up with SAVE — A Friend to Homeless Animals, for an imaginative fundraising event to support both Dramatic Question Theatre (DQT) in New York City, and SAVE - A Friend to Homeless Animals in Skillman, N.J. on Thursday, June 29 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event will be held at SAVE, located at 1010 Route 601 in Skillman. A tour of the facility will precede the event at 5:30 p.m. Ms. de la P uente w ill
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One Table Café at Trinity Church is proud to present its next dinner on June 16 at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by the OnStage Seniors. The ensemble (featuring members over the age of 55) performs locally, generating insight, affirmation, and memories about senior moments and experiences. The group will be perform-
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Symphonic Brass Summer Concert
The Princeton Symphonic Brass, under the baton of guest conductor Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen, will present a Summer Kickoff Concert on Saturday, June 17 at 8 p.m. at the Westminster Choir College Playhouse, 101 Walnut Lane in Princeton. The concert will feature a variety of light classical, jazz, and Americana. Ticket are available online at https://goo.gl/aFNdRu (Adults $15/Seniors $10/ Kids $5). Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door 30 minutes prior to the event (Adults $17/Seniors $12/Kids $5). The Princeton Symphonic Brass is comprised of 11 brass players, two percussionists, and a conductor. For further information, visit www.psbrass.com. ———
Tim Keyes Consort In Large-Scale Oratorio
Tim Keyes Consort presents the oratorio RESURREXI on Saturday June 17, 2017 at 8 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium in Princeton. This large scale oratorio is a musical setting of the Readings and Psalms from the Easter Vigil and is scored for large chorus, soloists, and orchestra. This will be the premiere performance of the completed work. RESURREXI represents a 25-year journey by composer Tim Keyes to set the eight scriptural readings and their accompanying Psalms. The readings from the Easter Vigil tell of Christianity’s salvation history beginning with Genesis from the Old Testament and culminating with the revelation at the empty tomb from the New Testament. Multiple choirs, soloists, and orchestra help to illuminate the drama represented in these texts and take the listener through a historical understanding of the revelation of the New Testament. Tim Keyes, a New Jerseybased composer and conductor, is currently the pastoral assistant for music and liturgy at The Catholic Community of St. Charles Borromeo in Skillman. An accomplished church musician and choral director, he has composed sacred music oratorios: Resurrexi (19962017), Nativitas (1999), Crucifixus (2000), Meditation on the Passion of Christ (2005), St. Patrick’s Breastplate (2006), Requiem (2008), as well as a Psalter, In Psalmis Davidis (1997-2004). He has also composed the scores to the films Unrepentant (2012), and Peepers (2013). Tickets are also available from the Richardson box office at: (609) 258-9220 or online at www.princeton.edu/ richaud. Ticket prices are $30 and $35; student tickets are $15.
Books Friends of the Library Book Sale Moves to a New Season Next Week The 2017 Friends of the Princeton Public Librar y Book Sale will take place June 23-24 in the library’s Community Room. One of the top used book sales in the region, this year’s sale includes more than 10,000 books for all ages and across a wide variety of topics. Most books are priced between $1 and $3, with art books and special selections priced higher. The event opens with a Preview Sale Friday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. A ticket for the Preview Sale is $10, but is free for Friends of the Library. Numbered tickets will be available at the door starting at 8 a.m. Customers enter the sale in numerical order. Barcode scanners will be permitted at the tables, but collecting books to scan will not be allowed. Starting at noon, admission to the book sale is free for the remainder of the sale. Hours are noon-8:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The sale includes literary classics, fiction, mysteries, art, science and math, history and politics, as well as of children’s and many other categories. Buyers will also find books in a variety of world languages for all ages, numerous cookbooks, travel
books, plus old and unusual books, including many wonderful vintage children’s books. Special items at this year’s sale include: a “Henri Matisse Catalogue Raisonné de L’œuvre Gravé”; a complete set of the “Encyclopaedia Britannica” 11th Edition Handy Volume, published in 1911; a 1946 first American edition of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, from Eleanor Roosevelt’s Hyde Park library, with her initials on the binding, and a beautiful bookplate; Cycle of the Werewolf and Silver Bullet, both signed by Stephen King; several signed first editions from John McPhee, and an eclectic collection of books from Freeman Dyson’s library. For more information, contact Lauren Glattly, Friends Administrator, (609) 9249529 ext.1280, or lglattly@ princetonlibrary.org. The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon Street in Princeton. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the librar y. For more information about library programs and services, call ( 609 ) 924 -9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org. ———
MATISSE: Among the special items at next week’s Friends of the Princeton Public Library Book Sale, held June 23-24 in the library’s Community Room, is a copy — not the one shown here — of “Henri Matisse Catalogue Raisonné de L’œuvre Gravé.”
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After 21-Year Tenure Guiding PU Women’s Hockey, Kampersal Finds a New Home at Penn State
oming to Princeton University from the Boston area in 1988, Jeff Kampersal quickly found a home in the Garden State. Joining the men’s hockey team that winter, the 6’2, 200-pound Kampersal emerged as one of the top defensemen in program history, earning both All-ECAC and All-Ivy League honors as a four-year letterwinner and team captain. In 1996, he took the helm of the Princeton women’s hockey team and proceeded to mold the program into a consistent winner. Over his tenure, Princeton won 327 games, including two NCAA Tournament appearances and two Ivy League titles in 2006 and 2016, with
Kampersal being named as a four-time ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year and twotime Ivy League Coach of the Year. But when opportunity arose to consider taking over the Penn State women’s hockey team, Kampersal realized that he had found a new home and decided to make the move to Happy Valley. “I had spoken to a couple of people when I was down at a coaching convention and I kind of entertained the idea then but didn’t think too much of it and then I visited Penn State for a day to check it out,” said Kampersal. “The campus and the town has a good, homey kind of feel. They are genuinely passionate about Penn State.
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Everyday people were just so pumped up about Penn State, not just the people trying to sell you on it, and that was cool. Then to walk around the rink and see the facilities that they have, it is great. The academics are still really important to Penn State and I philosophically believe in that because of Princeton.” Kampersal noted that he was influenced by the experience of Guy Gadowsky, the former Princeton men’s hockey head coach who has been guiding the Penn State program since 2011. “I know Gads from playing hockey with him for a year and when he was a coach here,” said Kampersal, who has a daughter, Keira, and a son, Jack, with wife Eileen. “He loves it there, he really likes the area for his family.” In reflecting on the decision, Kampersal acknowledged that it was tough to leave his Princeton hockey family. “It was insanely difficult,” said Kampersal, who is being succeeded by associate head coach Cara Morey. “Today I just got an email
from Princeton to go through resigning steps. It is a such a bummer.” Looking back on his time guiding the Tigers, Kampersal knows it was a group effort. “I have had amazing coaches to work with, each one of them has helped along the way, no question and made me a better coach,” said Kampersal. “The players are awesome. It was really good to see the alums back. While the wins, Ivy titles, and NCAA appearances are special to Kampersal, it is the bonds with his players that have left indelible memories. “The players for sure are the biggest highlights and the memories you go through,” said the affable Kampersal, known for a ready smile that softens his imposing shaved head look. “I can remember going to a Sheryl Crow concert on campus with the first team I coached to different times on the bus. In Y2K, we were in Munich for New Year’s Eve. There are a million things like that. The hockey is definitely important. I remember a lot of the games and specific plays but it is more about the relationships; that is the really cool part and and what I will miss the most.”
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ENTERING THE LION’S DEN: Jeff Kampersal makes a point on the bench during his tenure as the head coach of the Princeton University women’s hockey team. After a highly successful 21-season run at the helm of the Tigers, Kampersal is headed to Penn State to take over as the head coach of the Nittany Lions. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications) Kampersal will remember the support he received from the athletic directors he worked under at Princeton, Gary Walters and Mollie Marcoux Samaan. “Gary hired me back in ’96 and said Plan A didn’t pan out for whatever reason so you are Plan B,” said Kampersal with a chuckle. “Through his tenure he has pushed me out of my comfort zone and told me things that I didn’t necessary want to hear, but that was good for me and I was appreciative of that. I got my first taste of women’s hockey by watching Molly Marcoux. I would stay after practice and watch her play, she was so good. She went away for a little bit to do her thing at Chelsea Piers, but she came back and that was cool. She has been supportive as well.” Marcoux Samaan, for her part, credits Kampersal with having a major impact on Princeton women’s hockey. “Jeff has been the life-
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As his Princeton University men’s heavyweight squad prepared for the Intercollegiate Rowing Association ( IR A) national championships, Greg Hughes decided to shake things up. “There is a lot of parity within the group, and as the season goes on people make some great adjustments,” said Princeton head coach Hughes. “After the Eastern Sprints, there was a lot of opportunity to give guys some more looks. We ended up with some different combinations in the 1V (first varsity 8) and 2V (second varsity 8). It was good for both boats.” The Tigers ended up getting some good results at the regatta in Sacramento, Calif. as the varsity 8 took fourth in the grand final while the second varsity 8 and varsity 4 each placed third. “It takes a good team to accept and to embrace that,” said Hughes, reflecting on his mixing and matching. “Everybody has the same goal and ultimately the goal is to have the fastest 1V, the fastest 2V, and the fastest 3V. We are trying to make Princeton fast. Wherever I am, my goal is to make that boat the fastest and this team really embraced that.” Princeton’s top two boats showed speed in the opening heat as both of them took second to advance straight to the semifinals. “That was a good test, neither of those combinations had raced together as a boat,” noted Hughes. “ We h a d d o n e s o m e work and some pieces but that first 2,000-meter shot against an opponent, you have got to be ready for that. There is less that you will learn while it is going on and they handled that well.” In the semis, Princeton handled things well again with the 1V and 2V each placing third to book spots in the grand final.
“Both boats did a nice job there, honestly one of the most nervous days for any coach is semifinal day,” said Hughes. “The competitions are always really stiff, there is no easy path and you need to have a strong race. It is just crazy that your whole season can come down to one 2,000-meter shot.” The 1V came within a whisker of a medal, taking fourth as Yale prevailed with a time of 5:29.900 over the 2,000-meter course on Lake Natoma with Washington finishing second in 5:29.969 and Harvard taking third in 5:33.455, edging Princeton, which came in at 5:33.786. “That was by far their best race this season,” said Hughes. “That was a stacked final, they raced really well. It was just a gritty explosive effort, they engaged in the battle really well early and pressed really well going to the 1000 and just made themselves a contender, which was really exciting. On that run to the line, would it have been nice to have been one-tenth faster, sure but there is nothing to take away. There are no regrets from that effort; it was remarkable per for mance and the strongest one of the year.” The 2V grand final turned into a four-horse race won by Washington in 5:38.654 with California placing second 5:40.720, the Tigers taking third in 5:40.777 and Yale finishing fourth in 5:40.824. “They set the tone of that race right away, they led the pack and were out in front of the group through the 1,000,” recalled Hughes. “They were out in lane six and Washington was over in lane one. Washington got through and probably had four seats. It was incredible, there was one horn for four boats and you just waited. It was truly an awesome race and good for those guys to have that. They have been
a strong boat all year and they got the hardware they deserve.” In assessing the year overall, Hughes pointed to resilience as the calling card of his squad. “This was a different kind of season, it required a lot of grit from everybody involved,” said Hughes. “It was a total team effort; everybody stayed focused and on task. That is hard to do when things get a little tough in the middle of a season.” The team’s seniors helped keep P r i nceton focus e d after it suffered losses to Harvard and Yale on consecutive weeks in April. The Tigers rebounded at Eastern Sprints in mid-May as the 1V took third and the 2V prevailed. “They did a really great job of leading the squad, the Sprints was a great reward coming off of a couple of hard weeks in April when we were also battling a lot of illness,” said Hughes, citing the efforts of senior captain Nick Mead. “They could have written it off there and said hey OK, the season is what it is but nobody did so a ton of credit to those guys because as young guys, that takes a lot of foresight and a lot of maturity to be able to see that and recognize what is possible and to go and get it.” In Hughes’ view, big things are possible going forward. “There is a good group of guys that will be back and because of all the adjustm e nt s we were m a k i ng through the season, there were a lot of guys that spent some time in the varsity,” said Hughes. “They raced at that top level and got some really great exper ience. T here will be value in that, understanding what that level is like and how hard you have to work and how prepared you need to be to compete at that level. I also think we learned that we can’t take anything for granted.” —Bill Alden
After Earning One Medal at IRA Regatta, PU Men’s Lightweights Focusing on Grit For the Princeton University men’s lightweight crew, its varsity 4 without coxswain provided the major highlight at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championship regatta. The quartet of senior Will Von Cleve, junior Tyler Valicenti, junior Ryan Pristo, and junior Harrison Shure earned silver, making it a third straight year that the program earned a medal in that division. “Those guys did great, those guys came together and they really like rowing together,” said Princeton head coach Marty Crotty of the boat that clocked a time of 6:10.144 over the 2,000meter course on Lake Natoma in Sacramento, Calif. and took second with Harvard posting a winning time of 6:06.700. “There is a lot going on there, you have got a really great senior leader in Will Von Cleve. He takes charge in there and he is steering the boat; he steered a really straight course and they had a great rhythm.” W hile Crot t y acknowledged that things didn’t come together collectively as he had hoped at the IRAs with his varsity 8 placing fifth in the grand final and the varsity 4 with cox taking sixth, he believes the team’s intense training in preparation for the regatta will pay dividends in the future. “There was no change from Sprints but down the road that might have been the star t of something,” said Crotty, whose team had nearly three weeks of training after competing in the Eastern Sprints on May 14. “The way we went about our business at IRA training camp may be the start
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of something that will make us a better team in the future.” Heading west a week before the start of the IRAs, the Tigers culminated their training w ith a four- day camp at the University of California boathouse on the Briones Reservoir in the hills above Berkeley. “A good majority of this team is coming back and trips like that are important just to establish the way you want to conduct your business and seeing what is the maturity of the group,” said Crotty. “I felt t hat tr ip really brought the entire staff together, that was definitely a positive of the whole twothree week operation. The more professional atmo sphere forces the guys to be more self-sufficient and forces them to be more of a crew. It forces them to circle the wagons. It is a good chance to get off campus and get away from any distractions we might have here.” In reflecting on the season, Crotty credited his group of seniors with displaying maturity in setting a positive tone even though they weren’t in the top boats. “For the first year in a while, I didn’t have a lot of seniors in the upper ranks,” said Crotty, whose Class of 2017 included captain Forrest Daugherty along with Chris King, Tyler Hoffman, Matt Lotocki, and Arman Odabas in addition to Van Cleve.
“They were great leaders and beyond reproach in terms of character, integrity, class, and sportsmanship. All values that make a great leader, they possess. They are going places. It was an interesting class, they didn’t lead from the front. The seniors are really, really class acts.” While Crotty is excited about his returning rowers, he is looking for them to show more fortitude going forward. “We just have to add a little more grit to it,” said Crotty. “I am thinking less about what just happened than what has to happen. There is a cap to what physical capacity you can have in lightweight rowing so it is all of the things that you can’t see that are ever more important, that is where my focus goes immediately.” Noting the parity in the league where the top boats are essentially w it hin a length and a half of each other, Crotty is determined to fine-tune his coaching approach to get the most out of his athletes. “I need to create a different mindset, a different way of thinking,” said Crotty. “I need to educate these guys in a different way, which is not going to be as comfortable. Many days it is going to feel harder even though we are not doing more work, many days are going to feel harder even though we are not spending more time down here. I have to be willing to watch a guy walk out of a boathouse in a less comfortable state.” —Bill Alden
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IN SYNCH: Members of the Princeton University men’s heavyweight varsity 8 compete in a race earlier this spring. Earlier this month, the varsity 8 placed fourth in the grand final at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championship regatta in Sacramento, Calif. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications)
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PU Sports Roundup Princeton Women’s Hockey Names Morey as Head Coach
Cara Morey, an energetic presence at Baker Rink for the last six years as an assistant coach and a rising star in international coaching, has been promoted to head coach of the Princeton University women’s hockey team, Director of Athletics Mollie Marcoux Samaan said Monday. Morey, who had been the associate head coach for the Tigers, succeeds Jeff Kampersal, who left Princeton earlier this month to become the head coach at Penn State. Morey has spent the last six years on Kampersal’s staff, helping to lead Princeton to the ECAC quarterfinals five times and most recently the ECAC semifinals this past season, when Pr inceton went 20-10-3. She also was instrumental in Princeton’s run to the 2016 Ivy League championship and at-large berth in the NCAA tournament. In addition to her coaching at Princeton, Morey also coached with Team Canada at the U-18 World Championships this winter, helping the Canadians to a silver medal. Her international experience includes a gold medal as a player with Team Canada at the 2000 Nations Cup, two years experience as a player in the national program and gold as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2015 Na-
tions Cup in Germany. Morey was also a coach at the National Development Team Camps in 2012 and 2014, at the 2014 National Women’s Team Fall Festival and at the 2016 National Women’s Under 18 three-game series with the U.S. this past August. A 2001 graduate of Brown University, Morey was a twosport athlete playing, both hockey and field hockey. An All-ECAC and All-Ivy League defender, she helped the Bears to three AWCHA National Championship tournament appearances, including two runner-up finishes. She earned All-Ivy and All-America honors in both sports and was the 2001 recipient of Brown’s Bessie H. Rudd Award, which is given to the female varsity athlete that has done the most to promote female athletics through spirit, enthusiasm and leadership. She also represented Brown at the NCAA Leadership Conference in 2000. She then played two seasons in the NWHL with the Montreal Wingstars and the Brampton Thunder. Morey is married to Sean Morey, a former NFL Pro Bowler who won a Super Bowl title with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006. The couple have three daughters, Devan, Kate, and Piper. ———
PU Track Athletes Wrap Up NCAAs
Recently graduated Princeton University star thrower Julia Ratcliffe ended her college career on a high note by taking sixth in the hammer throw at the NCAA Championships last week in Eugene, Ore.
The Hamilton, New Zealand native had a best throw of 214’1 in earning firstteam All-America honors for the third year. She is the first Tiger in program history to earn three firstteam All-America honors in the same event during her career. Ratcliffe was 11th as a freshman, the national champion as a sophomore and the national runner-up as a junior. Things didn’t go as well for the three other Tiger athletes at the NCAA competition. Senior Allison Harris competed in the pole vault and was unable to clear 13’ 1.5 on her three attempts. Junior William Paulson started his heat in the 1,500 meter but a tight muscle caused him to pull up on the third curve and he exited the track. Senior August Kiles bowed out of the pole vault as he could not reach the opening height of 16’ 10.75. ———
Tiger Women’s Hoops Adds Cresencia to Staff
Kaitlyn Cresencia has been hired as an assistant coach for the Princeton University women’s basketball staff, Tiger head coach Courtney Banghart said last week. Cresencia spent the last two seasons as a graduate assistant at Mercer University. During her time, the team won the 2016-17 Southern Conference (SoCon) regular season crown en route to a berth in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). The grad assistant contributed to the squad’s social media accounts along with scouting reports using Synergy, facilitating office operations including Jump-
HALE AND HEARTY: Princeton University women’s water polo player Haley Wan prepares to unload the ball in a game this spring. Last week, rising senior Wan was named as an honorable mention All-America. Wan finished with 67 goals in the 2017 campaign, which is tied for the 10th most in a single-season in program history. Wan showed an all-around game as she was second on the squad in steals (41), added 32 assists and drew 25 ejections. Recently graduated goalie Ashleigh Johnson was named as a first-team All-American. During her senior season, Johnson went 22-4, had 300 saves and a .693 save percentage for the Tigers. She led the team with 54 steals and added 16 assists. The goalie is also the third Princeton player ever to be picked as All-American in each of her four seasons. Johnson was named to the third team in 2013, honorable mention in 2014 and second team in 2015. Adele McCarthy-Beauvais ’03 and Katie Rigler ’14 were the other two players to be four-year honorees. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski) Forward data entry, assisting with post and guard workouts and tracked play call and lineup efficiencies. The new Princeton assistant coach created a blog titled “The Coaching Assist.” The blog is crafted as a resource to help prepare and assist other coaches in growing the game. It features coach interviews that focuses on their experiences and expertise. Cresencia is also deeply involved in the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association (WBCA), an organization that Banghart is on the Board of Directors. Cresencia was a presenter at the WBCA Final Four Coaches’ Huddle in the Spring of 2016 and graduated from the organization’s “So You Want To Be A Coach” Program in 2015. Cresencia’s other experience includes coaching the New Jersey Panthers AAU squad while being the assistant director at Mercer, Austin Peay and Connecticut College basketball camps. She graduated from Connecticut College, where she was a four-year letter winner and captain, with a degree in economics in 2015 and earned her Master’s in higher education, leadership from Mercer in 2016. ———
PU Baseball’s Harding Earns Freshman Honor
Princeton University baseball player David Harding added another honor in the wake of his sparkling debut campaign as the Collegiate Baseball selected him as freshman All-American.
The utility player, who saw time in the infield and outfield, was picked second team All-Ivy League for his per for mance dur ing t he 2017 season. He led the team with a .318 batting average, snagging 35 hits, 14 runs scored, and 19 RBI. He also slugged .400 and posted an on-base percentage of .364. ———
PU Men’s Lax Players Make Scholar All-America
A day after their college graduation, Princeton University men’s lacrosse players Bear Goldstein and Gavin McBride earned another academic honor. McBride and Goldstein,
the 2017 Tiger men’s lacrosse team captains, picked up their Princeton diplomas on June 6 and then were named to the USILA Scholar All-American team last Wednesday. McBride, who led Division I in goals scored per game and set the Princeton singleseason record with 54 goals this past season, graduated with a degree in sociology. He finished his career with 104 goals, 11th-best in program history. Goldstein, whose degree is in psychology, was a fouryear starting defenseman and three-time All-Ivy League selection. He finished his senior year as a first-team All-Ivy pick.
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“Sometimes I would go to practice with him ; he has been my most influential coach,” said Brennan. “Starting last year, he really started helping me with my technique and I credit him for having an effect on me.” Coming into his PHS career in the fall of 2015, Brennan knew he had to work hard to make the transition to the higher level of competition and the heavier weight of the throwing implements. “I lifted every day, I really stuck to getting stronger,” said Brennan. “Things felt lighter once I got to the spring season; I adjusted to the heavier weight better. I threw the heavier disc father than I did in middle school.” For Brennan, a major highlight that spring came when he threw 163’3 to place fifth in the state Group 4 meet and qualify for the MOC. “I only realized I could really do it during the last few weeks leading up to counties in my freshman year,” said Brennan. “That is when I really started to throw far. I was thinking I could go out of section and go to groups and maybe even go out of groups. I didn’t expect anything that I did my freshman
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I knew I was the youngest kid there, I was really the person chasing everyone. I wanted to set my presence in the state for throwing. By being all state and getting a medal, I definitely did that.” Building on his success over the last few weeks, Brennan will be focusing on weight lifting and technique drills this summer with an eye to throwing at the next level. “I am hoping to compete in college as long as I keep getting the marks that I want to achieve,” said Brennan, who is looking to add more titles to his resume. “I will try to get as big, strong, and fast as possible in order to be the best athlete possible. I will also be working on the hammer throw, which my brother competed at. It is also an event in high school nationals and an event I can work on for college.” With his older brother in his corner, Brennan has extra inspiration to keep getting better and better. “Since it is his last year in college, he expressed how he wants to see me be successful,” said Brennan. “It is little less of a competition than before, he is definitely helping me.” —Bill Alden
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PHS Softball Showed Competitive Fire Battling to the End in Posting 6-16 Mark For Marissa Soprano, seeing her Princeton High softball team come through with an 8-2 win over Hamilton in a Mercer County Tournament consolation game was heartening. “We were down at the start and then the girls came back and rallied and scored a bunch of runs,” said PHS first-year head coach Soprano, reflecting on the May 12 contest. “That was a good moment for them.” Although PHS ended up with a 6-16 final record, the Little Tigers experienced some good moments over the last few weeks of the season. “The girls played better games throughout the season,” said Soprano. “We just wanted the girls to be competitive and we thought they did a better job of that down the stretch. We could have had a few more breaks go our way but the girls did a nice job.” Senior pitcher Kayla Volante did a very good job of holding things together for the Little Tigers. “I think the key piece there was Kayla; she just STEPPING UP: Princeton High softball pitcher Kayla Volante delivers the ball in a game this played really well, day in, spring. Senior star Volante was a steadying presence for PHS this spring, starring in the circle day out,” asserted Sopraand producing in the middle of the batting order. The Little Tigers ended the spring with a 6-16 no. record. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski) “When she may not be hitting her spots, she just battled through it and kept us competitive. I was really proud of her for finishing her high school career that way.” Where
The team’s other seniors, Megan Shanahan, Nancy Gray, Christina Cuomo, Celia Gleeson, and Sydney Dubin, also finished things on a high note. “Megan’s defense at second base has improved phenomenally, she had some really good grabs that really helped,” added Soprano. “With her height and athleticism, Nancy was able to save quite a lot of balls at first base, I think it would have been a much different season if we had not had her over there. Christina works really well with Kayla and keeps her focused. Celia really struggled at the plate last year and that wasn’t the case this year. We moved her up to the leadoff spot later in the season and that really seemed to work for her. We moved Sydney over to third and we brought Bianca Guidi into short. Sydney is really good defensively and she had a strong enough arm that she could play back a little bit at third with Bianca at short. I thought that made us a better infield.”
In Soprano’s view, her returning players will be better for having been around the seniors this spring. “Our junior class is really big, I think it is a class of seven so I am happy that they got to work with the seniors this year,” said Soprano “Hopefully that will continue and they will have a strong season next year, keeping the younger players on their toes. It will be their responsibility next year.” Soprano enjoyed keeping her players on their toes in her first season at the helm of the program. “It is challenging but rewarding to see them make plays and come out on top in some games,” said Soprano. “There was one really tough stretch where we played Notre Dame twice in one week and they looked like they were folding in on themselves. I hated to see that. I thought they did a better job of being resilient towards the end of the year.” —Bill Alden
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For the Princeton Recreation Department Men’s Summer Basketball League, the 2016 season represented a changing of the guard. With league stalwarts and perennial title contenders, Ivy Inn and Dr. Palmer, getting eliminated early in the playoffs, the Majeski Foundation, a squad comprised of current members of The College of New Jersey men’s hoops team, rolled to the title. As the league tips off its 29th season on the evening of June 19 with a tripleheader at the Community Park cou r t s s t ar t i ng at 7:15 p.m., the youth movement appears to have taken hold. Majeski is returning with its stable of TCNJ players to defend its title, while neither Ivy Inn or Dr. Palmer will be fielding a team in the league this summer. With June bringing warmer weather, players and fans are getting pumped in anticipation of the opening tip-off. “We are starting to generate a little excitement on social media,” said Evan Moorhead, the league’s commissioner and the Rec Department’s assistant director of recreation. “The weather is starting to heat up so people are starting to think about summer hoops. A week or two ago, it was 55 or 60 and and no one was thinking about being outside and playing hoops. Now it is 92 degrees.” As for Majeski, star guard Eric Murdock, Jr., will be leading the way for the TCNJ entry, which swept King’s Pizzarama 2-0 in the best-of-three championship series last summer to cap a 12-1 campaign. “They will be back with whoever hasn’t graduated
from the TCNJ team,” said Moorhead. “They lost quite a bit to graduation.” A new entry, the Packer Hall All Stars, will have a TCNJ flavor as it will be h e ade d by for m er L ion standout Nick Bracket t, with recent alum Jayson Johnson slated to pace the backcourt. Three other newcomers, LoyalTees, the Princeton Special Sports, and NJAC, boast Princeton High ties. LoyalTees, which is a T-shirt business run by former PHS player Rich Wilson, is being led by Little Tiger standout Davon Black. Joining Black will be high school teammates DeQuan Holman, Devon Holman, and Javon Pannell. Another PHS alum, Kyle Froehlich, is the manager of the Princeton Special Sports. The NJAC (New Jersey Athletic Club) team is being fronted by Phil Vigliano, who has worked with the PHS boys’ hoops program, and boasts Matt Hart, a 1,000-point scorer for the Little Tigers. The PA Blue Devils squad is returning, having established itself as a league stalwart with its core of college players from the Upper Makefield, Pa. area. “That is the Jesse Krasna crew,” said Moorhead of the former Pennsbury High (Pa.) and Ursinus College standout. “I think he has ceded management of that to Zach Sibel. I am hoping that that will be similar. They are always very competitive, they are college guys. They made a run to the semis last year and they very easily could have made it to the finals but they were missing a couple of guys for their semi. Another title contender in recent years, King’s Pizzarama, is back with a twist.
“One of the interesting story lines there is that they had a split off,” said Moorhead, noting that the PEAC Performance entry includes some former King’s players. “Ethan Stewart formerly played on King’s and he took a couple of these guys with him to PEAC. I don’t know what to expect from King’s Pizza in that regard.” Moorhead, for his part, is expecting another exciting summer on the Community Park courts. “We are excited, it is season 29; we would have never imagined this when we kicked off back in 1989, but we are staring down the barrel of 30 seasons and another major milestone for us,” said Moorhead. “Other leagues come and go but we are still here. It
first in the B final to finish seventh overall nationally. In other results, the men’s youth 8+, took fifth in the C final to finish 17th overall, the women’s youth lightweight 8+ placed third in the C final to finish 15th overall, and the men’s youth lightweight four with coxswain (4+), sixth in the B final, or 12th overall. The club had two entries in the men’s pair without coxswain (2-) with one coming in second in the Mercer Rowing Club B final or eighth overall, and Competes at Nationals The women’s youth eight the other taking first in the with coxswain (8+) provided C final or 13th overall. ——— a highlight as the Princeton National Rowing Associa- Post 218 Baseball tion’s Mercer Rowing Club Falls to Hightstown competed at the USRowing Running into a buzz-saw, Youth National Champion- t he Pr inceton Post 218 ships at Nathan Benderson American Legion baseball Park in Sarasota, Fla. last team fell 17-3 to Hightstown weekend. Post 148 last Monday. The women’s eight placed In upcoming action, Princis part of the fabric of the community; having this program running on summer nights down at the park is important for a lot of people and is entertainment for a lot of people.” —Bill Alden
eton, which dropped to 1-3 with the defeat, hosts Lawrence Post 414 on June 15, hosts Hamilton Post 31 on June 17, hosts Trenton Post 93/182 on June 18, and faces Allentown on June 20 at Mercer County Park.
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PANTHER PRIDE: Princeton Day School senior student-athletes are all smiles as they gathered last week to celebrate their commitments to play at the college level. Pictured, from left, are: Russell Kirczow, (Stevens Institute of Technology - baseball); Will Brossman, (Middlebury College - lacrosse); Paul Franzoni, (New Jersey Institute of Technology - baseball); Jack Amaral, (Gettysburg College - lacrosse); Morgan Mills, (Princeton University - lacrosse); Chase Fleming, (Washington & Lee College - baseball); Ryan Sparks, (Gettysburg College - baseball); Celia Varga, (Boston University - crew); Allison Klei, (Franklin and Marshall - soccer); Kiely French, (Connecticut College - field hockey, ice hockey); and Chase Lewis, (Rochester Institute of Technology - basketball). In addition to those pictured, other Panther senior athletes who will be competing at the next level include: Zach Dudeck, (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - baseball); Kristi Serafin, (Liberty University - ice hockey); Katelyn Takacs, (Jacksonville University - crew); and Gianluca Travia, (Drexel University - ice hockey). In addition, two seniors will do a postgraduate year at prep schools to focus on their sports: Annika Asplundh (ice hockey) and Logan Kramsky (ice hockey).
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DRIVING FORCE: Eric Murdock, Jr., right, drives past a foe in action last year in the Princeton Recreation Department Men’s Summer Basketball League. Star guard Murdock helped Majeski Foundation win the 2016 league title. Murdock and the Majeski squad, which is comprised of current members of The College of New Jersey men’s hoops team, will start their title defense when the league tips off its 29th season on June 19 with a triple-header at the Community Park courts starting at 7:15 p.m. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
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Christine Lokhammer Christine Lokhammer passed away on June 10, 2017, at her home in Hopewell. Chris was born in Norway on December 18, 1948. She was predeceased by her loving husband Peter Lokhammer, to whom she was married for a wonderful 35 years. Chris is survived by her four sisters Liz Imperatrice, Solfrid Hjelmas, Gail Morano, and Irene Garafola and her brother-inlaw Joseph Garafola, along with her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Beth and Bob Luginbuhl. Her family also includes numerous nieces and nephews, godchildren, and friends whom she loved dearly.
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Chris’s unparalleled banking career began in 1969 with Princeton Bank and Trust, and she worked in the Princeton community for decades until her retirement as a senior vice president and team director at PNC Wealth Management in December 2016. Chris inspired, mentored, and served as a role model for countless colleagues during her tenure as the most well known banker in Princeton. Chris also worked tirelessly on nonprofit boards and committees to support causes and people whom she cared about. Her many awards and recognitions demons t rate t he s t rong commitment Chris had to her com munit y and t he amazing friends she made along the way. Calling hours were held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 f rom 2- 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. at Hopewell Memor ial Home, 71 E . Pros pect Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525. O n We d n e s d a y, J u n e 14, 2017, a private burial will take place at Princeton Cemetery followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service for ALL FRIENDS at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. Chris has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to either of two charitable funds established in her name at the Princeton Area Community Foundation, 15 Princess Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. They are: “The Chris Lokhammer Fund for the benefit of the Fund For Women and
Girls” and “The Chris Lokhammer Internship Fund for the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed.”
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Elizabeth Roxanne Twitchell Sly died Sunday, June 4, 2017 surrounded by her family in Brooklin, Maine. She passed peacefully and, as with everything in her life, accompanied by the music that she loved so dearly. Roxanne (Rig to her family and friends) was always grounded in her love for music and her love for Brooklin. Born in 1923 to Dr. Adelbert Birge Twitchell and Alice Wells Twitchell, she grew up in South Orange, New Jersey. She spent most of her summers in Brooklin. Along with her three sisters, Eleanor, Barbara, and Marjorie, Rig would stage plays and musicals, often of their own creation. The woods and shores of Brooklin were their stage. More than a generation later, her family continues to sing in the warm embrace of this same home. Roxan ne was a proud member of the Smith class
of 1944. That same year, she married Richard Harmon Sly. Together, they raised three children in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and Princeton. Through the years, she enjoyed arranging, composing and most of all, singing with others. Rig founded a women’s singing group, whimsically named the Opposite Sextet; later her family and friends formed All Good Children, an a cappella jazz octet. Throughout her life, Rig’s ardent love of music and playful creativity was a joy to her, her family, and anyone near enough to listen. In the early 1980s, Roxanne moved to Brooklin as a year-round resident. She became an active member of the community, playing a pivotal role in the founding of the Bagaduce Music Lending Library and the Brooklin Keeping Society as well as singing with the Bagaduce Chorale. She explored her passions
for music, local history, and genealogy. She did extensive work researching and compiling The Cemeteries of Brooklin, Maine: A Genealogist’s Guide and kept a strong relationship to her ancestral ties in Bethel, Maine. She continued her commitment to the Brooklin Keeping Society into her 90s. Roxanne’s life was full of people, music, and laughter. She was a clever inventor, a joyful sailor, a master gardener, and a riotous poet and lyricist. She had a special gift for conversation that drew out thoughts and inspirations from people across generations and an uncanny knack for changing the subject. These conversations helped her to support so many lives as a dear friend and mentor. Her family will cherish a
multitude of memories rich with caring, harmony and lullabies. She is sur vived by her three children; Peter (Marcia), Patty (VB), and Julie ( Lars ); six grandchildren Matt (Anna), Blair (Maria), Davis (Katrina), Rick (Libby), Michael and Kat; her loving nieces and nephews Mary, Mandy, John, Beth, Gil and Susie; and seven great-grandchildren Nina, Maeve, Maya, Ansen, Rowen, Eleanor, and Hugo. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 19 at 2 p.m. at the Brooklin Baptist Church. Gifts in Roxanne’s memory can be made to the Brooklin Keeping Society (PO Box 4, Brooklin, ME 04616) or to the Bagaduce Music Lending Library (PO Box 829, Blue Hill, ME 04614).
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54 BRANDYWINE ROAD MONTGOMERY TWP | $609,000
5 OAK RIDGE DRIVE MONTGOMERY TWP | $599,000
6 LIBERTY BELL COURT MONTGOMERY TWP | $559,000
59 STAATS FARM ROAD MONTGOMERY TWP | $544,000
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55 GOVERNORS LANE PRINCETON | $900,000
76 ROANOKE ROAD MONTGOMERY TWP | $734,900
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Looking for a spacious colonial in Princeton? Your search has ended! Set on a beautifully landscaped lot, and close to Riverside school, the University, and Nassau Street, this is a quality house in a sought after location. The elegant wood exterior is so appealing, front and back. Bluestone paths, wood pediment and surround, mature trees and shrubs, and lovely front elevation are so inviting, and the back yard is just as enticing. Here you will find a large wood deck and a gracious bluestone terrace and path, easily accessed from the house. Inside, the formal living room has arched niches, fireplace, oak floor, and views of the private garden. The open concept kitchen and family room with second fireplace can be arranged to suit your needs and taste, with views of the backyard and plenty of recessed lights. Custom cabinets and oak floor add style and warmth. On the main level are found the dining room , study, and a powder room with the coolest sink ever ! Four bedrooms are on the second level, including a master bedroom, ensuite, of course, plus an additional half bath, walk-in closet, oak floor, and third fireplace flanked by neat window niches. Incredible value, incredible house. $1,395,000
OWN A LITTLE BIT OF PRINCETON HISTORY. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this property is part of the complex designed by Wilson Eyre, and built in 1919, along with two other properties across the street, also in private hands. Staggeringly beautiful trees and shrubs require surprisingly minimal care, and provide the perfect foil for the romantic stone house and wonderful stone-walled enclosures. Covered herringbone brick path leads to one of the entrances, and opens into a beamed-ceilinged great room, having stone perimeter seating and walls of windows overlooking the grounds. Every room offers something special, whether it is a fireplace with original mantel, radiant heat in a glorious garden room (use it for dining, reading, or simply hanging out), or Dutch doors. Gleaming wood floors are found throughout, as are architectural embellishments like a corner cabinet, molding, or flagstone floor. Built-in bookshelves, antique ironwork, and recessed lighting combine to make this unique property so easy to live in. Four bedrooms are to be found in the main house, which connects to a workshop and in-law suite. Four acres and a three car garage complete the picture---and an absolutely fabulous picture it is!!! $1,200,000
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Come with us to a magical house, complete with nooks, crannies and unbelievable additions! The welcoming front walk, bordered in stone, is stunning; crafted of bluestone slabs set by a masterful hand. Culminating at the front door, having matched sidelights and a covered portico, you feel so welcome as you enter the house and step into the spacious entry. The large formal living room has gleaming oak floor, and a fireplace with a slate and wood surround. Paned windows echo the windows of the adjacent gallery, thus bringing the outdoors in. Returning to the generous vestibule, you will see the elegant dining room, chair rail, oak floor, and bay window. If you dine during the day, you will delight in enjoying the wonderful grounds beyond, including the charming potting shed set at the rear of the garden. The study is just what you would hope---custom bookcases, built-in storage, and a second fireplace; this one having a brick surround and wood accent. Walk down the gallery, and you will find the architect-designed master bedroom. This addition, designed by Robert Cerutti, will knock your socks off! Oak floor, gas fireplace with marble surround, vaulted ceiling, and skylight create the kind of bedroom you thought you could only imagine. Two dressing areas have built-ins, and there are two walk-in closets. Can’t sleep? Open the French doors to the garden and check out the starry night! Alternatively, you can relax in the jetted tub, enjoying the ensuite bath with granite counters, radiant heated floor, two sinks, tumbled marble with custom embellishments, spacious shower, and vaulted ceiling. Need a snack? Walk back to the chef’s kitchen, with granite counters, center island, oak floor, and top-of-the-line appliances, including a professional six burner Thermador range, and two ovens. Corner windows create a sweet breakfast area; the skylight and recessed lighting illuminate the room. Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room addition, having oak floor, walls of windows, a skylight, and beautifully designed and executed built-ins. Whether you display your collectibles, your travel treasures, or beloved books, this is the room for you. As an extra treat, there is a window seat just perfect to sit on and read your book, or share it with your cat, as it basks in the sun! Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and a loft -- each with a personality of it’s own. The loft, having a Juliet balcony, looks out over the family room. How cool is that!?! All three additional bedrooms have oak floors and generous closets. The original master bedroom is ensuite, of course, with a walk -in closet. With eleven rooms, over two acres of grounds, and Johnson Park elementary school, we are pleased to present one of Princeton’s most wonderful properties.
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A short walk up tree-lined Wilburtha Road brings you to the Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath for scenic bicycling and hiking. From the kitchen/breakfast room windows you can view the rear lawn which offers a patio enhanced by beautiful plantings and shaded by a tall weeping cherry tree. This historic 1830 house has 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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I will clean out attics, basements, garages & houses. Single items to entire estates. No job too big or small. In business over 35 years, serving all of Mercer County. Call (609) 306-0613. 12-27-17 Music lessons: Voice, piano, guitar, drums, trumpet, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, saxophone, banjo, mandolin, uke & more. One-on-one. $32/ half hour. Ongoing music camps. call todaY! FarrinGton’s Music, Montgomery (609) 9248282; West Windsor (609) 897-0032, www.farringtonsmusic.com 07-13-17 i BuY all kinds of Old or Pretty Things: China, glass, silver, pottery, costume jewelry, evening bags, fancy linens, paintings, small furniture, etc. Local woman buyer. (609) 9217469. 08-17-17 BuYinG: Antiques, paintings, Oriental rugs, coins, clocks, furniture, old toys, military, books, cameras, silver, costume & fine jewelry. Guitars & musical instruments. I buy single items to entire estates. Free appraisals. (609) 306-0613. 12-27-17
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MoVinG sale: Saturday, June 17th, from 9-12. 91 Bertrand Drive, Princeton. Small furniture, toys, art, Baby Grand piano, electronics, household items, jewelry. Too much to list!
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estate sale: Antiques & Vintage Furniture, Artwork, Paintings, Miscellaneous, Dresden Figurines & Household Items. Saturday June 17th, 9-1. 355 Ridgeview Road, Princeton NJ. Cash & Carry, No Early Birds.
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PRINCETON $1,099,500 OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 PM You`ll love this sun-drenched home, surrounded by lush greenery in spring and summer and gorgeous foliage in the fall. Bring the outside in, with bright, big windows and wonderful natural light throughout. The home features five large Bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and a great deck. Gleaming hardwood floors and new lighting fixtures add tasteful details to this modern, bright home. Dir: Riverside Drive to Prospect Avenue. Beatrice Bloom 609-577-2989 (cell)
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Historical farmhouse on a 4.5-acre lot, beautifully maintained and surrounded by gardens, pool & trees. Features guesthouse w/ BR, full BA, loft & gas FP. Dir: Rte 546 to Bear Tavern Rd. Linda Twining 609-439-2282 (cell)
Updtd, spacious ranch in a park-like setting. Home has large living spaces, 4 BRs & 3.5 BAs, HW flrs t/o. Littlebrook neighborhood, close to schools, shopping center & downtown. Ingela Kostenbader 609-902-5302 (cell)
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