Town Topics Newspaper June 15, 2016

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Volume LXX, Number 24

Council Approves Plan For New Design Concept Of Mary Moss Playground

In All in a Day’s Work, Desk Manager of the Nassau Inn Kyle Damm Talks About “Reading People” . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Coalition for Peace Action to Discuss Vigil In Response to Orlando . . 9 New Play at Pennington School Written, Acted and Produced by Alumni . . 18 Princeton Festival Puts Emphasis on Britten . 19 Farrell Ends 39-Year Run as PU Women’s Track Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 PHS Birnie Takes 4th in Pole Vault With PR . . . 29

Celebrating Ali, Keats, and the Louisville Connection . . . . . . . . 12 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Books . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . 25 Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Classified Ads . . . . . . . 35 Mailbox . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Music/Theater . . . . . . 18 New to Us . . . . . . . . . . 26 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . 34 Police Blotter . . . . . . . . 6 Real Estate . . . . . . . . 35 Service Directory . . . . 36 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Topics of the Town . . . . 5 Town Talk . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Princeton Council voted unanimously Monday night for a plan to renovate the Mary Moss Park and Playground in the Witherspoon/Jackson neighborhood. Identified as a priority in 2008 and in development by a subcommittee for the past two-and-a-half years, the plan calls for removal of the existing wading pool, adding a “spray ground,” new landscaping, and possibly some game tables and a performance area. Central to the proposal is a plan to maintain the legacy of Mary B. Moss, who played a vital role in the creation of the playground 70 years ago. That was a concern of some members of the public who voiced their opinions before the Council cast their unanimous vote in favor of the plan. “To many, she is more important than Paul Robeson,” said neighborhood resident Leighton Newlin. “Mary Moss is a legendary Princetonian. When the playground was built in 1946, it was the only place African Americans could play.” Ben Stentz, the town’s recreation director, stressed that honoring Ms. Moss’s contributions has always been paramount, and neighborhood residents will be asked for input on how that should best be done. “We want to get that right,” he said. Mr. Stentz headed a committee that included other members of the recreation department, municipal staff, some local residents, and The RBA Group, Inc. as design consultants. Through feedback gathered at two public meetings, email, and other communications, the committee concluded that residents wanted more space for the playground, more seating areas, and better landscaping. Funding from Mercer County is paying for the expansion. The town bought a lot next to the park with open space funds. A second lot was supposed to be part of the expansion, but is instead being used for one unit of affordable housing. Some who spoke asked Council to delay finalizing a design, hoping to shift the design slightly so that a second affordable unit could fit onto that adjacent property. The town should be able to raise money to fit in a second affordable unit, said Maple Street resident Alexi Assmus. “We can raise money for the five-story hospital, so why can’t we raise money for affordable housing?” she asked. John Heilner of Library Place, a member of a group called Continued on Page 10

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Public Invited to Discuss Improving Nassau Street

At first glance, the restaurants, storefronts, and wooden benches that line Nassau Street present a pleasing picture. But a closer look reveals problems — heaving sidewalks, unsightly tree wells, and areas where space is not sensibly allocated. It has been decades since Princeton created a plan for Nassau Street, and the town is gearing up to do a new study. A big part of the plan is public input. On Saturday, June 18, officials are hoping that members of the community will drop by Nassau Street’s Garden Theatre for an interactive open house, being held from 9 a.m. to noon, to learn about what is proposed and offer suggestions. “People don’t have to stay for the whole thing. It’s very interactive,” said Deanna Stockton, Princeton’s assistant municipal engineer. “They can drop in. We want their help on how to re-envision and reenergize the street.” The town is working with consultants Looney Ricks Kiss (LRK), a Princeton planning firm, on the project. LRK will set up displays related to subjects such as different seating options. One proposal for an area where the sidewalk is wide

is to provide face-to-face seating instead of benches parallel to the curb and facing buildings. “It would become more of a conversation area rather than just a people-watching area,” Ms. Stockton said. Different paving options will be explored, with stones people can examine. Outside the theater, a tree well will be “greened up,” Ms. Stockton said, to show one option for greenery. Some placement of outdoor seating and dining will be displayed. Inside, simulations of some other conditions will be shown on a screen, and community members will be asked to vote

on the changes they would like to see. Princeton Council member Jo Butler has been vocal on more than one occasion about the deteriorating condition of Nassau Street. She is hoping that the open house will be the first step in creating a document that has implications beyond that roadway. “I’d like to see a unified plan that will work for Nassau Street, and hopefully we can play off of that on Witherspoon Street as well,” she said. The lack of a unified plan for Witherspoon Continued on Page 14

Shade Tree Commission Presents Report, Urges Council to Combat Emerald Ash Borer The Princeton Shade Tree Commission (STC) and the Town Council are teaming up to combat an infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a beetle that has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in 25 states since its arrival in the U.S. in 2002. At Monday’s Council meeting, the STC presented an extensive report, providing information on the tree population, the

state’s recommended management options, and cost projections to address the EAB outbreak. “It’s a huge concern, not just for Princeton, but for the whole United States,” stated Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert. “It will have a huge impact on our ecosystem.” The STC will hold an information session on the EAB for Princeton residents Continued on Page 14

“A FORCE, ALWAYS”: These were the words used by one of this week’s Town Talkers to describe Larry Ivan’s presence in the community, which he made “a more fun place to be for so many people .” The unveiling of the bronze bas relief portrait of Mr . Ivan created by Princeton sculptor Stephanie Magdziak took place at Community Park Pool, where he served as manager for more than 40 years . (Photo by Charles R. Plohn)

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“We’re trying to build up our army for the camp,” said Melanie Dominko-Richards, a speech and language pathologist, equine specialist, and adaptive riding instructor at the facility. “It runs five days a week for eight weeks, and we would love for them to come for a full day, though we only ask for a weekly commitment of one to four hours for the duration of the eight-week session. You don’t need horse experience. A love for kids is helpful, of course. But other than that, we can work with anybody as long as they are willing to get a little dirty!” Typically, students from nearby high schools volunteer in order to get the community service hours they need in order to graduate. “We have great horses here. Even if they have never worked with them before, they leave with a love of horses,” Ms. Dominko-Richards said. “It never fails.” There are two basic prog r a m s c e nt r a l to Ma n e Stream. Equine Assisted Therapy is medical, provided by a licensed occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, or mental health professional. Adaptive Riding teaches children and adults with special needs how to ride. “Adaptive Riding is successful because it provides someone with a disability the opportunity to participate in an activity alongside their peers,” Ms. DominkoRichards explained. “It’s a recreational activity, a way for them to be part of an exciting sport. It puts them at eye level with their peers. It takes teamwork, and a whole bunch of patience.” Equine Assisted Therapy utilizes the horse’s movement as a treatment strategy. “It’s like when a person sits on a ball for physical t herapy,” Ms. Dominko Richards continued. “We

do t he s ame t h ing. It’s about how the movement of the horse affects the human body. They aren’t learning riding skills. The horse’s movement is used as a kind of tool to elicit a response.” The center also has an onsite therapy clinic, “because a lot of what we do has to be translated into the real world,” Ms. Dominko-Richards said. “Therapy sessions run about 45 minutes, half of which is with the horse and half in the clinic.” Tw o n e w e r p r o g r a m s started last year are “Take the Reins,” for veterans, and “Horses for Healing,” geared toward cancer patients. Mane Stream participants range in age from three years old to veterans in their 90s. Continued on Next Page

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Known previously as Somerset Hills Handicapped Riding Center, the organization was founded four decades ago at a farm in Bedminster. The current property was purchased in 1996. “All that was there was a big field and a pole barn,” Ms. Dominko-Richards recalled. “They ran the Adapting Riding program there for a few years. Then in 2000, there was a capital campaign for the new facility.” That complex includes an indoor and outdoor riding ring with special mounting areas for those who have special needs. Four teen horses live in a 14 -stall barn, situated on 12 acres. Some 15 full and part-time employees are on staff, not counting the camp volunteers. Mane Stream operates year round. The summer camp is for riders both with and without disabilities. Volunteers assist in grooming and tacking horses prior to sessions, and will either lead therapy horses or support clients during those sessions. Ms. Dominko - R ichards came to Mane Stream as a camper 20 years ago. She has been involved ever



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On Thursday, June 9, at 8:05 a.m., a 30-year-old female and a 26-year-old female, both from Italy, were crossing from the Princeton University side of Nassau Street to the business side when an eastbound vehicle driven by a 52-year-old female from Lawrenceville struck the two pedestrians in the marked crosswalk. The 26-year-old was transpor ted to the Universit y Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro for minor injuries and was released. The 30-year-old was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for serious injuries. Both women were attending a conference at Princeton University. The crash remains under investigation. ——— On June 2, at 3:33 p.m., four juveniles were charged with criminal trespass after they were found inside an abandoned building on the 300 block of Witherspoon Street. They entered through an unsecured door. On June 3, at 3 a.m., it was reported that sometime between 3 and 4:56 a.m. someone entered a residence on the 200 block of Prospect Avenue and removed several items including a purse, backpack, and a laptop. Several of the items were later located on various front lawns of Prospect Avenue. All of the items were returned to the victim with the exception of cash that was missing from one of the bags. On June 4, at 10:08 a.m., it was reported that sometime between 9:15 p.m. on June 3 and 10 a.m. on June 4, someone stole a bicycle valued at $300 from a rear porch on the 100 block of Stanworth Lane. A $100 bill was also stolen from a purse that was left on the porch. On June 5, at 3:07 p.m. a 17-year-old female from Cranbury was charged with defiant trespassing subsequent to alarm activation at Princeton High School. On June 9, at 11:06 a.m., a business located on the 600 block of Ewing Street reported that an employee was suspected of stealing $2,884 after an internal audit was conducted. The investigation is active and no arrests have been made. Unless otherwise noted, individuals arrested were later released.


“I worked with Larry for the last 13 years. I was also one of his students at the Princeton Regional Schools, where I worked after I graduated. I’ve known Larry for a long, long time. He’s my buddy. I’m so happy that they’re honoring him. I think it’s wonderful: it couldn’t happen to a better person.” —Debbie Green, Princeton

“For me personally, I ran cross-country with him. And before that when I was a kid I used to go the Harrison Street playground, where he was the director. He talked me into running cross-country as a freshman at Princeton High School. And he really was a very strong, positive influence in my life as a young man. He’s the kind of guy who didn’t even need to speak — he just inspired you.” —Timothy Anderson, Sycamore, Illinois, PHS ’75

“I’ve known Larry since I was just a little kid. He was the greatest coach we’ve ever had and a great teacher. I remember when this complex wasn’t even here, when I went to school at Community Park. This complex has really been a godsend to the community under Larry’s outstanding leadership.” —Mike Clohossey, Sacramento, Calif., PHS ’74

“Larry’s been a force, always. When he was our cross-country coach we had great teams and went undefeated. Larry was an inspiration. He was terrific at coaching hard from the fastest runner to the slowest runner, but he always made it fun to come out to practice in a tough sport. That was my experience personally, but at PHS and here at Community Park, his smile and his attitude were just infectious. He made Princeton a more fun place to be for so many people.” —Royce Flippin, New York City, New York, PHS ’76

“When I was much younger as a recreational camper, his voice was just iconic. All the kids knew him and loved him and he’s definitely a very important part of my childhood, and of a lot of other kids’ in Princeton. He’s a great guy and just has meant so much to everyone in the community.” —Kate Rogers, Princeton

“We started going to the Harrison Street Playground when I was a child and Larry was the counselor there. He was also a teacher of mine. He taught history and social studies. And he’s just a great friend.” —(from left) Daryl and Craig Wood, Lambertville

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yle Damm signed on at the Nassau Inn in December 2009 after graduating from Ohio State with a degree in hospitality management. Since then he has worked as a front desk agent, housekeeping manager, and, for the last three years, as front office manager. Described by his boss, director of rooms Nick Ballas, as “an encouraging force for the staff and our guests, down to earth, and very good at empathizing,” Kyle loves problem-solving and working with people every day on the job. “He understand s the g ue sts and their preferences,” Mr. Ballas added. “Whatever their needs are, he understands them. He’s our ace here.” Kyle, 29, who grew up in Hamilton, now lives in Plainsboro with his girlfriend Jessica. Here, in his own words, Kyle talks about life as the front desk manager at the Nassau Inn. —Donald Gilpin At the Front Desk It’s a job that’s full of challenges — certainly not a desk job. In hospitality, you’re always moving. It’s a fast-paced environment. No two days are the same. I enjoy that aspect of it. I felt comfortable interacting with the guests from the beginning. I enjoy it. If you don’t love it, you can’t be in this industry. The front desk is the first point of contact with the guests. You’re on the phone. You’re on the radio, checking people in, checking people out. You’re empowered to solve problems as they come up, and they do come up for various reasons.

The people who are good at the front desk aren’t looking at it as just a check-in, checkout job. It’s the little things you’re doing while people are here — listening to them if they have issues. That’s what separates good front desk staff from everybody else. Communication Is Key I come in typically around 7 and discuss the evening with my night manager, who works the overnight shift. I’ll line up things that need to get done during the day, such as guests who need to change their rooms, billing issues, or that day’s arrivals. I look very closely at the arrivals for each day, making sure that people who’ve been here before, our repeat guests, get the best rooms and get into rooms prior to check-in times if possible. I’ll review things with my staff, the operator, my bellman, the desk agents. Communication is the key, especially at the beginning of the day, setting up the day to come, because we are a 24-hour operation. We are always open. The check-out rush, 7-10 a.m., is a very busy time, and I like to be present, and if there are problems, addressing them right there as the guests are leaving. Then we start getting the check-ins. It’s non-stop. I’m making sure things are running smoothly. It’s about communicating and making sure we’re getting the job done correctly. I’m answering questions all day. And I’m on call around the clock. I often get calls when I’m at home. If there’s a question that needs to be answered, the guests will need

answers right on the spot, and I’ll get a call. My staff does a great job of handling situations, but sometimes I’ll need to make a decision, and they’ll call me. It’s something that comes with the territory in working with a 24/7 operation. The Housekeeping World Housekeeping is a totally different world. You’re behind the scenes. It’s not the most glamorous job, but it is one of the most important jobs in a hotel. I have a lot of respect for the housekeepers, because that’s not an easy job. It’s grueling work that they do every day and it often does go unnoticed. This staff really does a tremendous job, keeping our guests happy, turning over our rooms each day. My job as housekeeping manager involved a lot of inspecting rooms and checking up on employees’ work. You have to be everywhere and have your eyes on a lot of different places in the hotel. Keeping people on schedule, making sure everybody gets their work done, 22 people working behind the scenes to make sure your stay is very enjoyable. Reading People One of my main tasks here is defusing the difficult situations. There is a new approach for each situation. It’s a lot about reading people, listening to them, understanding what they’re looking for and how I can help them. I do a lot of listening because they need to be heard, and if it’s something legitimate, then we’re going to make it right. It’s about understanding their problem and coming up with a solution as best as I can. The angr y guest is the hardest part of the job, because there are people — you try and figure it out for them, and it doesn’t always work out. It’s pretty much a daily thing — the internet wasn’t working, or people were making noise in the hallway last night, or street noise, or paying for parking.

I do approach things differently depending on who is on the other side of the desk. It’s totally different in every situation. As the manager of the front desk of a hotel, there is no set game plan when it comes to people who are upset. What can we offer you? Maybe just a simple “sorry” or a heartfelt apology can go a long way for people in relieving their stress. One strange complaint we got was a woman who said she wanted the tree outside her window cut down because it was blocking her view of the square. The guest was insisting we do this and had a hard time accepting that we couldn’t! Top of Our Game The most rewarding experiences I’ve had here took place during the hurricanes — Sandy and Irene — and during the fire at House of Cupcakes. Our employees came together — across all departments. Our hotel filled up quickly with people who had lost power, and some staff couldn’t get to work. Seeing everyone come together in a difficult situation was a memorable experience, something to be really proud of. People were coming in to charge their phones, or to get a meal because they couldn’t get into the grocery store. Rooms were filled for several days because people didn’t want to go back to their homes, because they didn’t have power or they couldn’t get there. People were stranded, and everyone worked together as if it was a regular day. There was a work load that exceeded a whole week’s work in just a couple of days. During the fire at House of Cupcakes, smoke from the

A WARM WELCOME: Kyle Damm, front desk manager at the Nassau Inn on Palmer Square, looks forward to many years in the hotel business. “An encouraging force for the staff and the hotel guests,” Kyle is known for his ability to read people and empathize. (Photo by Donald Gilpin) fire hit the back of the hotel, and we had to relocate guests in the middle of the night. I came in and there were employees who worked all night, moving guests into rooms that weren’t filled with smoke. And the clean-up afterwards, the housekeeping staff did a lot of work to get us running smoothly. It’s amazing to see how those events brought out the best in our staff. There are the examples of the hurricanes and the fire, but the six days of reunions and graduation are when we’re at the top of our game, giving guests the best experiences they can have. It’s something we’ve finetuned throughout the years to make these experiences memorable. Nassau Inn is really the best place to be if you’re going to be at the University, so that’s a great week — one week every year, six days of non-stop action for the hotel, for everybody. It’s a very rewarding week for what we do. People have to

book a year in advance to get in for those dates. Celebrity Sightings We have 188 guest rooms, and we do see many VIPs, from CEOs to movie stars to high ranking members of government — Meryl Streep, Jason Garrett [Dallas Cowboys coach], and a lot of his players. We’re respectful of their privacy. We try to give them their space. Some of the other famous guests to come through include Bill Clinton, Brooke Shields, the Obama daughters, General David Petraeus, Oliver Stone, and Megan Fox. Plans This industry is my future. I’ve had great experiences now with two different departments here. I enjoy the hotel business, and I’d love to stay at the Nassau Inn. They’ve just completed a renovation of the entire property, and we have a great staff in place. That’s what’s separating us from other hotels in Princeton. It’s something I want to be a part of.

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Four British Novelists Discuss their Work in the intimate setting of a literary salon at Morven Museum & Garden and the Center of Theological Inquiry on Stockton Street

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BBC Broadcaster Sally Magnusson will interview the British authors about their chosen novel and writer’s craft and open up a conversation with the audience.

• Stella Duffy on Creativity

Stella Duffy will talk about her work in theatre and writing for over thirty years, and how this work has fed her current role running the Fun Palaces campaign, for full engagement with culture for all communities.

• James Robertson on Scotland

James Robertson will talk on how he came to appreciate Scottish culture: by leaving Scotland aged 20 to spend a year at an Ivy League university! Ever since, he has been discovering its past riches and its present capacity for re-invention and innovation.

• Sarah Perry on Friendship

Sarah Perry will talk about her fascination with the nature of friendship in Victorian Britain, especially the friendships formed by William Gladstone, Prime Minister, and Alfred Tennyson, poet.

• Andrew Nicoll on Politics

Andrew Nicoll will talk about what Scotland can tell us about the Trump effect. He will examine the polarization in Scottish public life to show what happens when those who believe themselves excluded find a banner to rally around.

The Secret Life and Curious Death of Miss Jean Milne by Andrew Nicoll

A murder mystery based on real events, a tale of the mysterious death of a reclusive spinster in a close-knit Scottish community in the early 20th century, told by a master story teller—be prepared for a shocking and surprising ending!

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry Set in Victorian London and an Essex village, and enlivened by the debates on scientific and medical discovery which defined the era, it has at its heart the story of two people, drawn together and torn apart. And the Land Lay Still by James Robertson

Nothing less than the story of a nation, it is a portrait of modern Scotland told through the eyes of natives, immigrants, journalists, politicians, and drop-outs, all making their way in a country in the throes of change.

Theodora by Stella Duffy In this novel, Empress Theodora of Constantinople rises from nothing to become the most powerful woman in Byzantine Rome, making her scandalous way from surviving on the street to seeking holiness in the desert.

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the Jackson Historic District Committee, said the town should give up some of the park property to accommodate a second housing unit. Princeton’s affordable housing trust fund purchased the lot next to the park, and Habitat for Humanity is set to raise the money to build a house there. Municipal administrator Marc Dashield has said that adding a second unit is not feasible. More than one resident said they came to the meeting intending to voice opposition to the plan and the removal of the dilapidated wading pool because it represents an important part of the Witherspoon/Jackson neighborhood’s history. But after hearing Mr. Stentz’s presentation, they changed their minds. “I came here tonight thinking wading pool or bust,” Mr. Newlin said. “But the most important thing is that people want to see the legacy and memory of Mary Moss continue, no matter what the design.” Ashanti Thompson of Leigh Avenue, said that safety and Ms. Moss’s legacy were her priorities. “I believe this park will bring people from outside, and that’ll be a great thing,” she said. Mercer County Freeholder Andrew Koontz also spoke in favor of the proposal, primarily because it is in agreement with what was proposed. “It uses county funds in ways that are supposed to be used,” he said. “That demonstrates good faith.” A woman who read comments by former Borough

Mayor Yina Moore said the plan falls short and doesn’t reflect what the neighborhood wants. Dempsey Avenue resident Kip Cherry complained that there hasn’t been enough public process, and neighborhood resident Bernadine Hines said the project has been fast-tracked. She also commented that a proposed entrance to the park at John and Lytle streets could present a problem because it is a dangerous intersection. Mr. Stentz said that while a small number of residents wanted to keep the wading pool, it does not meet codes and would have to be twice as long in order to be ADA compliant. While the pool could be open only three months a year, the spray ground area could be used for additional functions during other months. “That’s the beauty of it,” he said. “If we have a chance [to make it] more safe, more accessible, and frankly more fun, we should do it.” His goal, he added, “is to make this playground or park be relevant for another 80 or 90 years.” With the Community Park Pool within walking distance, rebuilding the wading pool would not make sense, Mr. Stentz added. It also would send a message that neighborhood residents should stay in their neighborhood. “It isn’t wise to duplicate what we have so close by. Philosophically, why would we build a wading pool and send a message to kids in the neighborhood that they should stay there to swim?” he said. Community Park Pool offers scholarships to families

that can’t afford to pay the regular membership fees. Currently, some 80 Witherspoon neighborhood families have applied for scholarships and none have been turned down, Mr. Stentz said. Councilman Lance Liverman said he was “100 percent on board” with the proposal. “If this was any other neighborhood, they would grab at it,” he said. “I really feel in my heart that this will be a bonus.” Councilwoman Jenny Crumiller said, “It’s been really hard. But this is a great idea. There aren’t that many parks for young children, so I support it.” C o u n c i l w o m a n H e at h e r Howard said the park presents “an exciting opportunity to embrace taking the story to a greater level.” Councilman Bernie Miller said, “The process has been open, inclusive, and consultative, so TALKING ABOUT RACISM: On June 8, 270 people went to Princeton University’s Friend Center to I support it.” hear historian and social commentator Khalid Gibran Muhammad, shown at right, be interviewed —Anne Levin by Princeton lawyer and artist Rhinold Lamar Ponder, left. The discussion centered around MuMercer Community College hammad’s book “The Condemnation of Blackness.” He analyzed racism in America and explained Signs Agreement With Rowan how criminal statistics developed and were misused to create a false and negative perception Mercer County Commu- of black people. Muhammad is the outgoing director of the Schaumburg Library and an incoming nity College (MCCC) gradu- tenured professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School. After the event, which was co-sponsored by the ates will now have the flex- Princeton Human Services Commission with the Princeton Public Library and Not in Our Town, ibility to transfer to Rowan Mayor Liz Lempert and Councilman Lance Liverman presented a proclamation to Muhammad University in practically any thanking him for his participation and contributions to the discussion on racism. field of study under a new agreement signed by the two to students transferring to creases college attainment,” lined in the agreement. Most Rowan. “Access is one of Wang said. “Education is the majors require students to institutions on April 28. “It’s necessar y for all our main pillars, along with key to economic success. graduate with a minimum schools in New Jersey to affordability,” Hand said. And you can be sure that GPA of 2.0, with higher rehave access to all of our pro- “We are working actively there are jobs waiting for quirements for business and grams,” said Dr. Jeff Hand, with other community col- the students of today that engineering programs. Stuvice president for strategic leges to make sure no cred- are in fields that we can’t dents must sign up for this even imagine.” agreement within their first enrollment management at its are wasted.” 30 credits at MCCC. MCCC President Dr. JianStudents who graduate Rowan. “We want to be as ping Wang said the agreefrom MCCC in one of 14 asMCCC currently has guarcommunity college-friendly ment was an important step sociate degree programs will anteed admission programs as we can.” The agreement includes to make a four-year college be guaranteed admission to with seven other schools, programs in business and agree a realistic goal for all Rowan in a parallel major, including Rutgers, The Colprovided that they meet lege of New Jersey, Rider engineering, which previ- students. the minimum GPA and pre- University, and Fairleigh “We are delighted to parously were not available ticipate in a plan that in- requisite requirements out- Dickinson University.

Urging Planning Board’s Master Plan Subcommittee to Support Bicycle Network

To the Editor: Having reviewed the recently released draft plan of the bicycle network, the members of the Princeton Bicycle Advisory Committee urge the Master Plan Subcommittee of the Planning Board to support the proposed Bicycle Master Plan. We endorse the intention of the plan, which is to “create a bicycle network that is continuous, connected, convenient, complete, and comfortable for cyclists of all ages and abilities.” The proposed plan is measured, comprehensive, and respectful of the needs and concerns of all Princeton residents. It is designed to be implemented incrementally over time. When this plan is implemented, Princeton streets will be safer and less congested for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. In keeping with our community values of equity and social justice, the plan takes into account the needs of residents who rely on bicycling as a primary form of transportation. As members of the Planning Board deliberate, we ask that they keep in mind the fact that making biking safer and easier, as this plan outlines, would be a tremendous benefit for our community, especially our children and grandchildren. The plan they have been given is a solid start and would be a huge step forward for Princeton. We trust that our decisionmakers will embrace this opportunity. JAnET HEroux Chairwoman LAurIE HArMon Vice Chairwoman MArTIn KAHn The Princeton Bicycle Advisory Committee

Leticia Fraga Pleased That Her Campaign Energized, Engaged individuals of All Ages

To the Editor: I want to congratulate Jenny and Tim on their win. Their campaign teams and supporters also deserve congratulations. And to Anne and her team, I commend them for running a positive and issues oriented campaign as well. There are many wonderful people I want to thank: I need to say a personal thank you to my husband, Steven, and our children, Sofia and Benjamin. They have been the awesome home support necessary when running a campaign. Thank you to Stacy Mann and Tommy Parker, who managed my campaign with enthusiasm and skill. We were all new to the process, yet their expert advice was always right on point and kept me motivated and inspired. Thank you to Chris Johnson, my campaign treasurer and long time friend, who worked diligently in this new role, and who also helped keep us on message. Thank you to Michael Soto, who brought his technology wizardry to the campaign and added immeasurably to our social media presence. Words alone cannot express how grateful I am that our stars aligned, and that we all came together as a team. I want to personally thank all the people that helped with my campaign efforts, simply too many to list in this writing, but nonetheless so many people worked very hard on my behalf, from hosting events, writing letters, canvassing, forwarding emails, and contributing money or time, they continually motivated, and energized me to the end. I can’t express how much it means that so many believed in me and worked so hard for me — thank you. This campaign has truly enriched my life, widened my circle of friends, and given me renewed hope for the future. our campaign was successful in that it energized, and engaged individuals in our community from all ages, and all walks of life. From high school students who were voting for the first time, to new citizens who were excited to have

Princeton Environmental Commission Calls For Endorsement of Renewable Energy Transition Act

To the Editor: The Senate of the State of new Jersey, in recognition of the harm caused by global climate change and the need for greater reliance on Class I renewable energy sources, has voted overwhelmingly to enact Senate, no. 1707, which is commonly known as the renewable Energy Transition Act. The renewable Energy Transition Act sets up a schedule where 80 percent of all electricity sold in the State of new Jersey by the year 2050 shall be from Class I renewable energy sources. As members of the Princeton Environmental Commission, we are concerned about climate change, the energy future of our state, and the air quality for the citizens of Princeton. We recognize the great harm caused by climate change, the continued use of fossil fuels, the increasing use of natural gas derived from fracking, and the expansion of pipelines in the State of new Jersey and Municipality of Princeton, and similarly recognize the need to increase our reliance on Class I renewable energy sources. The Princeton Environmental Commission passed a resolution calling for the endorsement of Senate Bill 1707, passage of Assembly Bill 2203, and for the governor to sign the legislation into law. We encourage the Princeton Council to add their voice to ours by passing a similar resolution, and we urge citizens to support our efforts by contacting the office of Governor Christie at HEIdI FICHTEnBAuM Chair, Princeton Environmental Commission, Carnahan Place SoPHIE GLoVIEr Vice Chair, Princeton Environmental Commission, drakes Corner road

Rock Brook School Thanks Those Who Helped With “Evening of Creative Expression” Event

To the Editor: on June 5, rock Brook School held its 2nd Annual rock Brook Celebration, “An Evening of Creative Expression,” at the Lodge at Montgomery. The evening celebrated the arts by incorporating a painting party, led by Wine & design Princeton as well as highlighting the creative talents of rock Brook students by displaying various pieces of their artwork. A musical performance by a former rock Brook student made the evening all the more special. For more than 40 years, rock Brook 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. Several months were spent planning the event and I would like to acknowledge those who helped bring it to fruition. Special thanks to rock Brook parents Mitch and Ann Bloch for providing the musical entertainment; as well as Lisa Huguenin, Michele Mammone and Ada robayo, who served on the auction committee. Thanks to all the families and businesses that contributed prizes. Thanks to the rock Brook students and staff who created the lovely centerpieces; and thanks to the Lodge at Montgomery, Blawenburg Café/The

Catering Company, and Wine & design Princeton for their generous support. And finally, I’d like to thank our guests, sponsors, and donors. your generosity will help rock Brook School continue its legacy of quality education, providing support and ensuring success for children with communication and learning difficulties. MAry CATErSon Executive director, rock Brook School, Skillman

Resident Wants Person Who Made Off With Cracked Wheelbarrow to Return It To the Editor: To the thief who stole the wheelbarrow from our patio in the middle of the night on June 11: the bright orange one with the thick wooden handles and base and a crack down the middle of the barrow, we want it back. The wheelbarrow was on our patio and in our yard for the last three weeks after our neighbors tossed it out during their moving sale. It was old and well used, but still in good shape to be used for our gardening and yard chores. It was lightweight enough for our two little grandsons to play with and push around the yard during their recent visit. It was a pretty cool wheelbarrow, and we want it back. Whoever you are, you should know that we filed a police report to document your offensive act of taking it from our property so you’ll know that you are officially declared a thief. Please return it. We’ll leave the light on for you. ALyCE BuSH Loomis Court

Tim Quinn Thanks Democratic Voters of Princeton For Nominating Him for Council in November Election

To the Editor: I write to thank the democratic voters of Princeton for nominating me for Princeton Council in the november general election. I’m deeply honored. Congratulations to the other democratic candidates, Jenny Crumiller, Leticia Fraga, and Anne neumann, for campaigns that were well-run and focused on issues and experience. I look forward to working with Ms. Crumiller and the rest of Princeton Council to advance the greater good. I pledge to work hard to represent everyone in our great town. I want to thank my team. none of us had ever been involved in a municipal campaign and I’m so pleased that their efforts were rewarded with a win in the primary. Finally, I want to thank my wife Mary and my son George for their support. Working full time while running a shoestring campaign obviously left me less time to spend with them. Their patience and encouragement have always been the key to any success. TIM QuInn Wilton Street

The Results of Bob Kiser’s Good Judgment Appear In the Physical Reality of Princeton

To the Editor: Bob Kiser, our Municipal Engineer, will soon retire from his post. He deserves thanks for the extraordinary work that he has done for our community. The grace, decency, and professional skill that he has brought to his job have allowed him to stand in the thick of controversy and calmly find the route to a fair and reasonable resolution. The results of Bob’s good judgment appear in the physical reality of Princeton, in projects large and small — from the beautiful stonework of the dams and retaining walls at Mountain Lakes, to the modest Guyot stream path that preserves a sinuous swath of nature running through my own neighborhood. Bob has always listened to the concerns of all parties with open-minded respect, and his attention to the people of the community he served has made our town a better place. ronALd BErLIn, A.I.A. Jefferson road


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this newly acquired right and exercised it with pride. I too, was excited for them. Although we did not win the council race, our team did an amazing job and we can all be proud of what we accomplished. yes, we were going for a win, but the fact that it ended up being such a close race, I believe is an affirmation that we were on the right path. It is evident that our message resonated with the voters. our community still has hopes and needs that need fulfilling. no, our work is not done. I will continue to fight for the basic rights of all of our citizens, and when another opportunity arises, my team and I will work hard to ensure that everyone has a voice. We will be back. LETICIA FrAGA Houghton road



The Louisville Connection — Following Ali’s Funeral Procession and Finding Keats Though a quarrel in the Streets is a thing to be hated, the energies displayed in it are fine …. —John Keats (1795-1821) All the great poets should have been fighters. —Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) ourtesy of a live feed from the BBC, we’re driving through the streets of Louisville under bright blue skies with the hearse carrying the body of Muhammad Ali to Cave Hill cemetery. As the procession passes through modest neighborhoods like the one Cassius Clay grew up in, past his school, Central High, crowds on both sides of the street are throwing flowers, waving, shouting, chanting “Ali! Ali!” The flowers have fallen so heavily on the windshield of the hearse, it’s a wonder the driver can see where he’s going. In downtown Louisville, where the crowds are thicker, people seem bolder, the footwork more athletic, as if they were performing tributes in motion, variations on the Ali shuffle, as they leap and lunge acrobatically into the street to touch the hearse while boys on bicycles or riding skateboards appear and disappear after staying briefly abreast. At one point a light-skinned black teen on a bike keeps pace with the hearse, showing off, both hands high above the handlebars, punching and counterpunching the air, evoking the legendary arrogance of young Cassius Clay and Ali’s own words in the Playboy interview with Alex Haley: “I been attracting attention ever since I been able to walk and talk …. Like, I wouldn’t ride the school bus, I would run to school alongside it and the kids would be waving and hollering at me and calling me nuts.” Keats the Fighter While watching the procession I’m wondering if Ali knew about John Keats’s connection with Louisville, where Keats Boulevard was named for the poet’s brother George. Some of the longest, most amusing, enlightening and influential letters in English literature are the ones Keats wrote to his brother and sister-in-law in Louisville. Ali has said that he “started thinking about poetry” in early hometown fights, trying it out for a newspaperman before a bout, “This guy must be done / I’ll stop him in one.” The knack for rhyme seems to have come to him as naturally as his compulsion to attract attention. In one quote attributed to Ali, he declares that “All the great poets should have been fighters,” characteristically adding that although Keats and Shelley were “pretty good poets,” they died young because “they didn’t train.” It’s not clear whether Ali knew that Keats’s boyhood passion was boxing and that growing up in the rough and tumble East End of London, he sometimes fought for the amusement of passing gentlemen as well as taking part in fights at school where he was known for his “violent temperament” and “the see-saw of his behaviour … always in extremes.” According to Robert Gittings’s biography, Keats’s taller, longer-limbed brother George, the one who lived out his life in Louisville, would


sometimes be called on to pin Keats down until his anger “had exhausted itself.” The Poet’s Reach The connection between poetry and pugilism epitomized in Ali’s famous line, “float like a butterfly/sting like a bee,” parallels Keats’s relish for “the pleasures of poetry and boxing alike.” According to another biographer, Nicholas Roe, Keats measured “his poetic ‘reach’ like a boxer landing a jab” and thought of his long poem Endymion as a bout in the ring, the “boyish game at full-length.” The 23-year-old Keats was at ringside for “the great Prize Fight between Jack Randall and Ned Turner” in which Randall “peppered the face of his opponent … it was ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, till Turner went down covered with blood.” After the fight, Keats “described the rapidity of Randall’s blows by tapping his fingers on a window pane.”

council, overseeing 35 property developments along Main and Jefferson Streets, including the Louisville Hotel. He also built himself a large home locally known as “the Englishman’s Palace,” located off Walnut Street, since renamed Muhammad Ali Boulevard, one of the main routes traveled on the 20-mile-long procession through the American city to which a young English poet directed some of his richest letters, including the one from February-May 1819 where he observes that “though a quarrel in the Streets is a thing to be hated, the energies displayed in it are fine,” for “the commonest Man shows a grace in his quarrel …. This is the very thing in which consists poetry.” Ali in the Sahara In the wake of the media avalanche set off by the death of Muhammad Ali, I’ve been reading Davis Miller’s Approaching

Again, the same urge was innate in both “the chameleon poet” and the rhyme-drunk boxer. As a small child, instead of answering questions, Keats would make a rhyme on the last word people said, and laugh. The profusion of rhyme in Endymion was, in Roe’s words, “like a great boxer’s stylish ‘ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto.” As for Ali, whose uncannily quick left hand transcended tapping on window panes, “I would bigmouth to anybody who would listen about what I was going to do to whoever I was going to fight, and people would go out of their way to come and see, hoping I would get beat. When I wasn’t no more than a kid fighter, they would put me on bills because I was a drawing card, because I run my mouth so much.” “A Quarrel in the Streets” Checking out Keats’s brother George online, I find that he lived in Louisville from 1818 until his death in 1841 (like Ali, he’s buried in Cave Hill cemetery). Besides starting a philosophical society and leading a literary salon in his living room, George Keats was a member of the city

Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts (Liveright 2016), which mentions the poet Robert Pinsky’s account of a trip to the Sahara. Pinsky and his wife “hadn’t seen anyone for miles and miles, days and days” when they passed a herd of goats and a boy of about ten years who asked them in Arabic where they lived. When Pinsky answered, the boy danced in a circle around his small herd shouting “Muhammad Ali! Muhammad Ali!” Miller ponders “the poetry of the name … the sheer beauty of the sound,” the inevitability of Ali, who has “acted as though he owns everything, and nothing,” who “has claimed to be The Most Important Man to Have Lived, and the simplest of men,” who “has seemed the world’s oddest wise man, and some kind of strange, impossibly naive, utterly retarded, perpetually and entirely narcissistic virgin.” Although what makes Miller’s book special is its focus on Ali in the years following the Parkinsons’s diagnosis, it includes a first-hand glimpse of the September 1977 bout with Earnie Shavers (Ali’s “last good fight”) at Madison Square Garden. Miller

points out that Ali would later say that Shavers “had hit him harder than anyone ever.” In Miller’s account, “so resounding were the shots with which Shavers tagged Ali” that the sound seemed to arrive where he was sitting, “a quarter of a mile up and away from the ring,” a full second after the punches connected. In round fifteen, thousands were standing, chanting “Ahhlee, Ahh-lee” as “his gloves melded into vermillion lines of tracers and Shavers finally bowed before him.” “Watch My Feet” Eleven years later in March 1988, four years after Ali told the world he had Parkinson’s, Miller paid a visit to Ali’s mother’s house on Lambert Avenue in Louisville. He found Ali in the Winnebago parked in front, introduced himself (“Champ, you changed my life”) and was treated to some magic. “He did about ten tricks,” Miller writes. “The one that interested me most required no props. It was a very simple deception. ‘Watch my feet,’ he said, … his back to me and his arms perpendicular to his sides. Then, although he’d just had real trouble walking, he seemed to levitate about three inches off of the floor.” Encountering Ali a year and a half later at Steve Wynn’s Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Miller finds “the Greatest” in a philosophical mood, whispering, “This big hotel, this town. It’s all dust. Steve Wynn, thinkin’ he’s some kind of pharaoh, buildin’ this big tombstone like it’ll make him immortal …. I’ve been everywhere in the world, seen everything, had everything a man can have. Don’t none of it mean nothin’ …. The only thing that matters is submitting to the will of God …. The only things you’ve got is what’s been given to you.” “More Human Now” Next morning Miller asks Ali “why, unlike the old days, everyone, everywhere, seems to love him. ‘Because I’m baadd,’ he clowns, but then holds up his shaking left hand, spreads its fingers, and says, ‘It’s because of this. I’m more human now.’” Some months before his death, Keats ends the last letter he ever wrote with six words — “I always made an awkward bow” — that have moved and haunted “everyone, everywhere” ever since. s I follow Ali’s cortege to Cave Hill, I imagine the magnitude of the procession that would be held for Keats today, if such a thing were possible, winding from the site of the Swan and Hoop Inn in Moorfields through Holborn and Camden Town to Hampstead Heath and from there in a virtual dream to the Protestant Cemetery in Rome and the tomb with its inscription, “Here Lies One Whose Name was Writ in Water.” —Stuart Mitchner ———


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have a really good plan in place. It’s Princeton and we love it because we love it. We all love it. But when I travel for work and see what other communities are doing and then I come back, I think we can do better. We can green up the streetscape. Lots of cities and communities have put in big, attractive planters, and we can do that.” Mayor Liz Lempert agrees that a fully developed plan is in order. “We don’t want to end up doing parts here and there, and having different looks for different parts of the street,” she said. “This is a time to look at things and decide.” Princeton University is funding the first phase of the study. Results will be collected by LRK to further refine design guidelines not just for Nassau Street, but for other parts of the central business district as funding becomes available. “I feel like we’re in a downward spiral,” said Ms. Butler. “It’s not as attractive as it could be, and people feel emboldened to throw their trash on the street. But the more you take care of a place, the more other people will take care of it, too.” —Anne Levin

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on Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room of the Municipal Complex. The emerald ash borer has been found in one ash tree in Princeton and in ash trees in several other nearby communities. It spreads easily to neighboring trees, and all residents are urged to check their ash trees for symptoms of infestation. “The emerald ash borer will kill 99 percent of all ash trees within the next few years,” said Lorraine Konopka, Princeton municipal arborist. “Residents should identify ash trees on their property and monitor for signs of damage or decline, such as unusual woodpecker activity or missing bark.” The STC concluded that the municipality needs to decide on the preferred option for action on street trees, then plan and budget for removals, treatment, and/ or replacement of ash trees (with different species). The EAB is a small, metallic green, non-native invasive beetle. It can inhabit a tree for years before the tree begins to show symptoms of infestation, which include

canopy dieback, woodpecker activity, missing bark, D-shaped exit holes, shoots sprouting from the trunk, and S-shaped larval tunnels under the bark. High-value ash trees in good health can be treated before they become infested. But if a tree is already infested or in poor health, it may be best to remove the tree before it dies and poses a hazard. Implications for Princeton, as outlined by the STC, include safety, particularly with trees that are dead and dying; cost, including the expense of identifying and evaluating ash trees, developing and funding a plan for removal, treatment and /or replacement; and environment, risking impact on storm water mitigation, cooling/shading effect, air quality, property values, and quality of life. Of approximately 18,800 total street trees in Princeton, according to inventory data from 2010 (Borough) and 2013 (Township), about 2070, 11 percent, are ash trees, but the central business district has surprisingly few (about 60) ash trees. Some newer housing developments, the STC report-

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ed, contain only ash trees and will require treatment or replacement (with different species) to retain their appearance. The majority of street ash trees are located along wooded roads outside of the center of town, and removing them may leave relatively few visually empty areas. Replacement may be unnecessary. With costs estimated at $425- $1000 per tree for removal, $540-$1305 for treatments per tree over 10 years, and $400 to replace each ash tree with a different species, the total expense for the town over the next 6 years would be approximately $1.7 million for selective management, and $1.6 million for removal of all ash trees with no treatment and no replacement. The Town Council, which will be reviewing options in the coming weeks, passed an ordinance on Monday requiring private homeowners to remove or treat street ash trees in front of their property in consultation with the municipal arborist. Individuals can contact the Board of Certified Tree Experts at (732) 833-0325 or njtreeexperts @gmail. com for a list of professionals serving the Princeton area or check the directory of Mercer County certified tree experts that will soon be available on the Princeton STC website (w w w. Pam Zipse, outreach coordinator for the Rutgers Urban Forestry Program, will present an overview of the insects as well as recommendations from state agencies at the June 23 information meeting, and members of the Shade Tree Commission will discuss Princeton’s ash trees. Ms. Konopka will respond to questions about the emerald ash borer in Princeton. —Donald Gilpin

Art All Night Returns To Roebling Wire Works

Starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18, the Historic Roebling Wire Works building in Trenton will host Art All Night, a 24-hour event of art, music, food, film, live art demos, and more. The event — presented by Artworks, Trenton’s visual arts center — is free to submit art to and to attend, with art submission and other information on the Art All Night website at www.aantrenton. org. “This is the 10th anniversary of Art All Night and this year we’ve pulled out all the stops, bringing back the best

of past Art All Nights plus some incredible new offerings,” said Joseph Kuzemka, Art All Night Event and Creative Director, who has had a hand in every Art All Night since the first in 2007. Highlights include the return of the Art All Night live iron pour by the AbOminOg Intl. Arts Collective on Saturday evening, live glass blowing, live bike welding and mural painting, a silent disco, over 50 bands on three stages, expanded food truck and food cart offerings, a 24hour film festival, and an expanded children’s zone and youth art activities, according to Mr. Kuzemka. For information on submitting art and attending the event, activity schedules, directions, and parking go to ———

Activist Susie Wilson Speaks at One Table Café

Princeton’s education and political activist Susie Wilson, who advocated changing and improving New Jersey’s standards for a K-12 family life education policy and course of study for 26 years will be the guest speaker at Trinity Church’s One Table Café on Friday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. The mandatory RSVP deadline for the “pay what you can” community dinner is June 15 by calling (609) 924-2277 ext. 352. Trinity is located at 33 Mercer Street, opposite historic Morven. Princeton’s Lucy’s Kitchen and Market is graciously cooking and providing the evening’s three-course dinner. Famous for its ravioli, Lucy’s Kitchen is celebrating its 25th anniversary. All net proceeds from the dinner will be given to Mercer Street Friends, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Bread for the World, and Episcopal Relief & Development. Children are welcome, dress is casual and conversation is encouraged. The next One Table Café dinner will be a summer barbecue on Friday, July 16, under the tent at the Princeton YWCA. Mandatory RSVP for the barbecue will be July 14 by calling (609) 924-2277 ext. 352.


BLUEBERRY BLISS: Terhune Orchards’ annual Blueberry Bash Bakeoff has been named an automatic qualifier event for the 2016 World Dessert Championship, November 9-13 in Orange Beach, Alabama. That means local bakers can compete for the grand prize of $10,000. In the meantime, this year’s Blueberry Bash Bakeoff is now open for entries, which will be judged by Joanne Canady-Brown, owner of The Gingered Peach in Lawrenceville. To register, visit terhune Terhune Orchards are located on Cold Soil Road in Lawrenceville.

BUILDING BLOCKS OF CHANGE: This pop art portrait of Lady Gaga is one of the works by Andre Veloux that features powerful women in society who promote gender equality. Veloux will be showing his work at the Bank of Princeton’s Community Gallery in Lambertville beginning June 15.

Pop Artist Veloux’s Works Support Women

Pop artist Andre Veloux’s portrait work is on show from June 15 through July 15 at the Bank of Princeton’s Community Gallery in Lambertville. The exhibition titled “Building Blocks of Change” is a gender equality project that explores the way women are viewed by the media and society’s expectations of them. The opening reception is Friday, June 24 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 10 Bridge Street in Lambertville. Veloux’s unique work is inspired by social change, including his portraits se-

ries of strong, powerful and self-motivated women; some of who have reached iconic status for their work and influence, and are agents of change in society. Lady Gaga and Malala are among the subjects of these works. A second series includes playful, composite portraits, created from blending features of different faces to create a single visual. These comment on the constant demands on women to continually rebuild and renew how they present themselves. A related set of works, “Appearance,” cur rent ly on show at Krause Gallery in New York City until July 8 depicts women’s clothing

“FUNKY COLOR WHEEL”: This 19” x 14” artwork by third grader Gabriel Contreras will be featured in the exhibition “The Many Colors of Christina Seix Academy” at the Erdman Art Gallery. Each of the artworks on display was created by a third grader from the Academy, which serves children from single-parent homes in the greater Trenton area.

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Princeton Theologic a l S e m i n a r y’s E r d m a n Art Gallery presents “The Many Colors of Christina Seix Academy,” an exhibition of still life paintings, etchings, sculptures, mosaics, and rock art, created by third grade students of the academy. The exhibition at the gallery, located at 20 Library Place, opens Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. The exhibit, which runs until August 19, is free and open to the public. Located in Trenton, the

Chr istina S ei x Academy opened in 2012 as a PreK–8 private boarding school serving children from singleparent homes in Trenton and surrounding areas. The academy currently serves 149 students and offers support to families through its adult center, health and wellness center, and artistic, athletic, and academic enrichment programs. For more infor mat ion about the school and its founder, Christina Seix, and the founding head of school, Dr. Rob Connor, visit The Erdman Art Gallery presents local and national artists for the benefit of t he com mu n it y. G aller y hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday,

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and appearance, and defends the right to present one’s self freely, without fearing judgment or intervention from others. Veloux is donating a work through a silent auction titled “Strawberry,” of which 100 percent of the sale price will go to support the Womanspace organization. Womanspace is a leading nonprofit agency in Mercer County that provides a comprehensive array of services to individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence and dedicated to improving the quality of life for adults and their families. Programs include crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, court advocacy and housing services. Alongside Andre’s art at


Hunterdon Art Museum Exhibit Supports Vets

“52 Reasons to Love a Vet,” a project designed to bring attention to the needs of veterans returning from service, will be at the Hunterdon Art Museum (HAM) through July 24. The exhibition showcases 21 works that consist of playing cards with illustrations cre ate d by prom i n e nt artists to raise money for the “52 Reasons to Love a Vet” fund. The program helps eligible veterans of the U.S. Armed Services with health care, dental

needs, and educational opportunities. “52 Reasons to Love a Vet,” is a nonprofit organization administered by the Hunterdon Healthc are Fou n d at ion, a n d created by Ella Rue, a Lebanon Township resident. Rue’s son is a veteran who served in two foreign wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The exhibition encourages the public to appreciate the sacrifices veterans have made for their country, and to educate them on the challenging issues they

face when returning home and reintegrating into society. Artists in the show include Gail Anderson, past art director for Rolling Stone Magazine; Steve Brodner, political cartoonist; and Mike Wimmer, illustrator for Disney’s Lion King CD, as well as the creator of the image of Mr. Clean. There’s also a Hunterdon County resident in the show, Joe Ciardiello of Milford. “If we as a nation are willing to send our young men and women off to fight wars, then we also have

an obligation to take care of them when they return home … often physically and mentally damaged,” Ciardello noted. Other artists featured in the exhibition are: Scott Bakal, James Bennett, Dennis Dittrich, Jeffrey K. Fisher, Stephen Gardner, Bri Hermanson, Victor Juhasz, David Keefe, Tina LeMay, William Low, Angela Martin, Melanie Reim, Edel Rodriguez, Yuko Shimizu and Jime Wimmer. To help support the veterans, the museum will have playing cards, books, signed

prints, and signed books for sale in its lobby. Proceeds from all sales benefit “52 Reasons to Love a Vet.” The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 7 Lower Center Street in Clinton. Contact HAM at (908) 735-8415 or visit w w w.huntrdonartmu Suggested admission is $5.

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were each involved in theater, with Tim’s focus primarily on production and Henry’s on writing, music, acting, and directing. Their enthusiasm developed early. “I really got interested in production from the sixth grade,” says Tim, and adds Henry, “In middle school, I was interested in music and writing, and then, got into performing in high school. I also directed the Middle School play Charlotte’s Web the spring of my senior year.”


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After graduation, Tim went up to New England, entering the University of Vermont, and Henry headed for the Big Apple, attending The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. Both continued their interest in theater, and also stayed in touch with each other. Many Ideas “I contacted Henry about doing something together,” explains Tim. “We both wanted to collaborate on something, and we started working on it last fall.” “THE PLAY’S THE THING”: “We thought this was an opportunity for Pennington School gradu“We started with many ates to continue to work in the theater. They might not have been able to do this after graduation, and found they missed it. It’s also an opportunity to work together with alumni who were not classmates. We have graduates from the Class of 2016 and one from 2011.” Henry Sheeran (left) and Tim Secrest, Pennington School Class of 2014, have started a new theater company, which will have its first production June 23.



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ideas,” continues Henr y. “I had written a 20-minute show in college, and now I expanded it. Writing is a huge challenge. It’s so painful, but also really fun!” They worked hard, and gradually, Charlie and Bruno began to take shape. “The play takes place in 1918 and 2016,” explains Henry. “It comes largely out of research into war and veteranhood, from looking into lives of veterans through interviews. My interest originates in World War I, and the idea for the World War I part of this play came from a class I took about images of war and violence in German literature. “A big part of the play is about inherited traditions. War is something that has always been with us, and is passed down through families. The play is not anti- or pro-war. It is a look at a set of experiences.” Establishing their ow n t heater company, which they named Capital J Theater, was the first order of business, and then they set about gathering the fivecharacter cast and the crew. The company, consisting of all Pennington School alumni, numbers 10. Heading the company are Henry and Tim and Hope MacKenzie as producers, and Charlie Paige is director of publicity. Tim is also production manager, in charge of stage design, sets, lighting, etc. Help and Support Once auditions were held, rehearsals got underway at the school’s McLarty Black Box Theater, which w ill also be the site of the performances. They received suppor t and encourage ment from school officials and faculty, including Headmaster William S. Hawkey, PhD, director of drama Lisa Houston, and Jason Harding theater technician. “We are so grateful for everyone who helped and supported us,” say Henry and Tim. “Whenever we think we need someone, a new person seems to show up! At one point, we needed a poster designer, and one just came along.” Henry and Tim also looked upon their venture as the beginning of a new alumni theatrical series. ”The idea of the Pen-

nington Alumni Theater Series encapsulates all of my wishes for my former students,” says Lisa Houston. “First, that they will remain interested in theater as an art form; second, that they will hold the working relationships they made at Pennington dear, and last, that they bring their expertise back to Pennington. Henry, Tim, and their team are doing this and more with this production.” Adds Headmaster Hawkey: “I know I speak for many of my colleagues here at Pennington when I say that we are delighted to be able to host an ent repreneur ial alumni group on campus. The timing worked out well with the school’s schedule, and we are thrilled that some of our young alumni are bringing their interest in theater back to our campus. I look forward to seeing the play, and to more alumni engagement in the future.” Theater can entertain us, educate us, transport us, and has done so through the centuries. Experiencing a story, and seeing it brought to life by real people in real time and the excitement and anticipation that accompanies it is unique. Human Factor Bringing theater to new audiences is an exciting — and certainly challenging —experience for Henry and Tim. The theater and all it entails is very important to them, and each hopes to have a future in it as their careers unfold. “With theater, the constraints of being there are so real,” points out Henry. “You have to suspend your disbelief. And in theater, there is always the human factor — the actors and the audience. We were talking about it in rehearsal, about the inherent sacrifice that theater makers undertake to embody a story. That’s a large part of the draw of theater; it’s the level of vulnerability that actors, writers, etc. must reach by right of being on stage. Because theater is so terrifying for the people who make it, it is that much more exciting for the people who watch it. Actors (to use one group of theater makers) are sacrificing their dignity, stature, etc. in order to tell someone else’s story.”

“Theater is so personal,” ag ree s T im, not ing, “If something happens, something unexpected, you have to deal with it right away. There can always be a challenge.” After Charlie and Bruno ends its run, Tim will continue his production work in New York, where he will design two off-Broadway plays. “I was able to get an internship with the help of my lighting professor at the University of Vermont. I will also be working as a theater lighting technician at the New York City International Fringe Festival. Then, at the end of summer, I’ll be transferring to the California Institute of the Arts near Los Angeles. I am looking forward to collaborating with as many people as I can, and especially to designing different kinds of concert lighting.” Taking Risks Henry also looks forward to collaborating with many individuals, and particularly those who can help him stretch his talents. “I look for ward to working with people I can learn from, who will challenge me. I enjoy everything about the theater, all of it. And I like switching between things — acting, directing, writing. Taking risks.” Right now, Henry and Tim look forward to June 23rd and 24th, when (itals) Charlie and Bruno (end itals) will have its first and second performance. Beyond that, they hope those performances will be the start of a new Pennington Alumni Theater Series, which will become an annual alumni event They anticipate a new production — or perhaps two — next summer. Charlie and Bruno will be held Thursday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, June 24th at 2 p.m. at the McLarty Black Box Theater on the Pennington School campus. Tickets are $ 3 in advance and $5 at the door. The ticket link is charlieandbruno. More information is available at and w w / capitalJtheater. Curtain Going Up! —Jean Stratton

Princeton Festival Continues Season With a Concert of Chamber Music


rinceton Festival has placed a special emphasis on the music of 20thcentury British composer Benjamin Britten this year. The cornerstone opera of the Festival’s 2016 season is Britten’s Peter Grimes, and this past Friday night, Concordia Chamber Players offered some of Britten’s more charming works for voice and instruments as the festival concluded its first week. Concordia Chamber Players has been a regularly-featured ensemble with Princeton Festival, and Friday night’s performance at Miller Chapel at Princeton Theological Seminary showed what chamber music can be. With just five musicians, the Concordia Players held the audience in rapt attention with works of the 19th and 20th centuries. Britten composed his works for the tenor voice from a personal standpoint — for performance by his lifetime collaborator and companion Peter Pears. Britten had an affinity for the folksongs of the British Isles, and set many of these tunes as “Folksong Arrangements” for solo voice and instruments. Tenor Nicholas Phan, joined by pianist Orio Weiss, proved himself to be an effective storyteller, always paying close attention to the text. For the most part, the six folksong arrangements performed Friday night were not overly strenuous vocally or extending into very high tenor registers, and Mr. Phan was able to focus well on expression. Mr. Phan toyed with the dynamics well, recognizing that in strophic songs, the overall effect is all about the words. He was a particularly good narrator in Little Sir William, conveying change of mood and a slightly macabre twist at the end. Last Rose of Summer was especially tuneful, in the style of the Irish Danny Boy, and Mr. Phan was able to easily float his voice into the upper tenor register, and took an especially dramatic approach to the close of the song. Throughout the six folksong arrangements, Mr. Weiss’s fluid piano accompaniment rolled along, maneuvering particularly well through the interludes of Sally in our Alley as they became more intense between each verse. Mr. Phan returned later in the concert for another Britten piece: Canticle III for

tenor, horn and piano. Composed as a memorial to a friend of Britten and performed by the composer’s own friends, Still Falls the Rain, Opus 55 set a 1941 poem of Edith Sitwell. Beginning in the depths of the piano (again played by Orion Weiss), a horn played by David Jolley subtly came out of the texture. Mr. Phan sang a vocal line that was mostly a cappella, and not always melodic. With little help from the independent horn and piano accompaniment, Mr. Phan successfully brought out the varied moods of the piece. Three instrumental musicians of the Concordia Chamber Players came together for a monumental work in Johannes Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Opus 8. The four-movement work was full of Brahmsian playfulness among the instruments, well executed by pianist Mr. Weiss, violinist Yoon Kwon, and cellist (and Concordia artistic director) Michelle Djokic. From the outset, the three musicians easily filled Miller Chapel with sound, and Ms. Kwon and Ms. Djokic communicated particularly well together while playing. more mature version of a youthful Brahms work, this trio had plenty of 19th-century drama and opportunity for expressive playing. An especially poignant moment in the first movement “Allegro” featured Ms. Djokic in a high register of the cello, answered by Ms. Kwon equally as high on the violin, with pure intervals between the instruments. The second movement “Scherzo” was marked by saucy interchanges among the instruments, with clean staccato strokes from the strings. The Concordia Players emphasized the gypsy flavor often incorporated by Brahms into his works, with a lyrical folk melody in the “Trio” passages. A piano trio is nothing without the effectiveness of the pianist, and throughout the work Mr. Weiss played with sensitivity and clarity. In the fourth movement “Finale,” the piano accompaniment rolled along effortlessly, combining with the string players to create a grand finish to the concert — solidly launching the rest of the Festival’s season. —Nancy Plum

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FROM OBERLIN TO PRINCETON: The Prima Trio will perform at Richardson Auditorium on Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts series. Founded in 2004 while its members were studying at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, the Trio triumphed at the 2007 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, winning the coveted Grand Prize, as well as the Gold Medal in the Senior Division. In addition, the Prima Trio was awarded a Midwest Winner’s Tour and a European debut at Italy’s Emilia Romagna Festival. The concert is free. Tickets are available at Any remaining tickets will be distributed, first come, first served, at the Richardson Auditorium box office on the night of the concert at 6 p.m. Fast Food • Take-Out • Dine-In

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Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, presents scholarship awards and honors its graduating seniors at its Annual Spring Productions. This year’s Annual Spring Production was Swan Lake, presented at Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial. The Audrée Estey Award is named for Princeton Ballet School’s founder and is given to rising seniors of exceptional talent and dedication who serve as role models to others. This year’s recipients are Ryan Ricca of Belle Meade, Zoya Pavlovsky of Lawrenceville, and Zoe Countess of Annandale. The Ruth Pettit Award was established by Ms. Pettit’s family in her memory. Ms. Pettit was a Princeton Ballet School parent volunteer who worked in ARB’s wardrobe department. Her daughter, Dodie, went on to a career on Broadway. The 2016 recipients of the Ruth Pettit Awards are Annalee Brody of Princeton and Nicole Heiser of Skillman. The Philip Jerry Award was established by Princeton Ballet School to honor the memory of the former bal-

Award recipients are Michael Karnaukh and Elio DiMauro, both of Princeton. T he Nora O r pha n ide s Award goes to an outstanding young pre-professional. The 2016 recipient of this award is Lindsay Jorgensen of Lawrenceville. Jorgensen is an American Repertory Ballet Trainee who began her training with Princeton Ballet School several years ago. As a Trainee, she has performed with ARB in several ballets, including Rite of Spring, Firebird, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She will be spending her summer at Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive. The Molly Clifton Award was established by Lisa and Lionel de Ravel to honor the memory of Ms. Clifton, a fellow dancer with Ms. de Ravel in American Repertory Ballet. It goes to a younger female dancer of great promise, and this year it went to Emily Potter of Plainsboro. The Edwards Scholarship was established by Sally Edwards and her husband Don to be given to a very young dancer who exhibits great enthusiasm and joy in dance classes. This year, the Edwards Scholarship was

American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School also salute their 2016 graduating seniors. Most of these seniors will be attending universities next fall, including Bucknell University, Tufts University, Fordham University, The George Washington University, Lehigh University and Rutgers University. This year, two students are graduating from ARB’s DANCE POWER Scholars program: Iraida Izaguirre and Sara Garcia. These students began their dance training in their third grade physical education classes as part of ARB’s flagship DANCE POWER residency program and were awarded DANCE POWER scholarships to study at Princeton Ballet School free of charge through high school. Iraida Izaguirre will be attending Rutgers University with the Gregory Hines Scholarship. This endowment at Rutgers University, initiated by Gregory Hines, earmarks annual funds for a student graduating from ARB’s DANCE POWER Scholars program to attend the University. Hines was the honorary national chair of DANCE POWER before his untimely death. Sara Garcia will be spending her summer training with Ballet Arizona and plans to continue her dancing next year. The following are graduating seniors who participated in the American Repertory Ballet Workshop, Princeton Ballet School’s pre-professional performance group: Sara Garcia of North Brunswick, Hannah Klim of Lambertville, Connor Kraft of Princeton Junction, Emilia Kraft of Titusville, Imogen Lea of Cranbur y, Faelen Paladino of Montgomery, and Ingrid Zimmermann of Hillsborough. Other Princeton Ballet School graduating seniors are: Melody Asadpour of Robbinsville, Marley Cohen of South Brunswick, Iraida Izaguirre of New Brunswick, and Alexis Peart of Hopewell. For more information, visit ———

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What do Meatloaf, the Spin Doctors, Lenny Kravitz, and John Waite have in common? The CC Coletti band, headliner for this year’s Sourland Music Festival on Saturday, July 23 from 3 to 10 p.m. at Hillsborough Golf and Country Club. Ten Foot Tall, Christine Havrilla, Jim Ridl, and the Blue Wave Ramblers will also perform. Food will be provided by New World Pizza, The Empanada Guy, and Oink and Moo Barbeque. Guests are invited to cool off in the Beer and Wine Garden with the signature ‘Sourland Music Fest’ brew produced by 902 Brewing Company of Hoboken, and Flounder Brewery of Hillsborough. All proceeds from the Sourland Music Festival support the Sourland Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, promoting, and preserving the unique character of the Sourland Mountain region. Tickets are $25 in advance ($35 the day of the event). VIP tickets are available for $75-$90 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.

Classic “Little Women” At Open Air Theatre

Louisa May Alcott’s story Little Women is brought to life on the Open Air Theatre stage for two weekends when Little Women, the Broadway Musical opens on Friday, June 17 and continues through Sunday, June 26. Performances are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. With book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, Little Women, the Broadway Musical is filled with personal discover y, heartache, hope, and everlasting love. The story follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March and their experiences growing up in Civil War America. Jo longs to publish a novel, Meg longs for a fiancé, Beth longs for a piano, and Amy longs to just be admired. It’s a story of discovery and coming of age in a time of challenge and transformation. The cast features some of the Open Air Theatre’s most popular per for mers. Jill Palena will star as Jo March. Audiences have seen Jill in a variety of roles over the past six seasons including

Elle Woods in last season’s opener, Legally Blonde the Musical. Other notable roles include Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical the Musical and Anita in West Side Story. Lauren Brader plays Meg. Brader’s past notable roles include Mrs. Lovet t in Sweeney Todd and Mar ia in The Sound of Music. Anna Hentz plays Marmie and is known for her portrayal of Mama Rose in the 2013 production of Gypsy. Rounding out the cast is Open Air artistic director Louis Palena as John Brooke, Jenny Johnson as Aunt March and Mrs. Kirk, Mike Nappi as Professor Bhaer, and Sheldon Safir as Mr. Laurence. Tickets to shows at the Open Air Theatre can be purchased at the box office one half hour prior to any performance. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children (ages 12 and under) and $12 for seniors (ages 65 and older.) For infor mat ion about the 2016 Summer Season of mainstage shows, directions, and more, visit the website at The Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre

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7th Annual New Hope Film Festival Launches

The 2016 New Hope Film Fest ival w ill ta ke place from July 22 through July 31. Films will be screened in two venues: New Hope Arts Center at 2 Stockton Avenue and the Stephen J. Buck Memorial Theater at New Hope-Solebury High S cho ol, lo c ate d at 180 West Bridge Street. An official 2016 Program Guide is available online at www. The festival received a record 591 entries during the 2015-16 submission season. The judges hand-picked 106 official selections including 89 films from 11 countries and 17 scripts. Many of the films are world premieres. Countries represented include t he U.S. A ., Italy, Canada, Turkey, India, Australia, Switzerland, Ukraine, U.K., Kuwait, and Brazil. Visit for updates. ———

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t’s been three years since we saw the world’s greatest illusionists — known as the Four Horsemen — playing a game of cat-and-mouse with the FBI. Now, the master magicians have resurfaced for a mesmerizing adventure that ups the ante in terms of both audacity and visual effects. This sequel wows the audience with a combination of spectacular stunts and an array of exotic locales. However, if you don’t expect a coherent plot, then this globetrotting fantasy will not disappoint you. Directed by Jon M. Chu (Jem and the Holograms), the movie co-stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Dave Franco who reprise their lead roles as Merritt, Daniel, and Jack respectively. Lizzy Caplan rounds out the principal cast as Lula, replacing Isla Fisher as a member of the Four Horsemen. The ensemble cast also includes Academy Award-winners Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, as well as Daniel (Harry Potter) Radcliffe and Sanaa Lathan. After filling in a bit of backstory from 1984, the movie fast-forwards to the present where we find our heroes

being blackmailed by Walter Mabry (Radcliffe), a billionaire bad boy who is bent on world domination. He has designs on “The Stick,” a special computer chip that will give him unfettered access to the back door of every computer on the planet. Of course, the quartet proves adept at staying a step ahead of the megalomaniacal misanthrope. Instead of accommodating Mabry, they proceed to use their seemingly supernatural powers in displays of hocus-pocus. Although the group is worried about restoring its tarnished reputation, that concern takes a back seat to staging a series of implausible magical acts. There’s also a competition among the four with each one endeavoring to outdo the other. The ensuing feats make for an eye-popping blockbuster, even if what’s on the screen is computer generated special effects. Excellent (HHH½ stars). Rated PG-13 for violence and some profanity. Running time: 115 minutes. Distributor: Lionsgate Films. —Kam Williams

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YOU WANT US TO HELP YOU DO WHAT?: Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe, left) is trying to blackmail the group of magicians known as the Four Horseman, who is represented here by Daniel (Jess Eisenberg), one of the quartet of magicians. Mabry wants the foursome to help him acquire “The Stick,” a revolutionary computer chip that enables its user to access the back door of every computer on the planet. (Photo by Jay Maidment-© 2016-Lionsgate)

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Stephen Hiltner and Friends at Labyrinth Books of Princeton. The Sustainable Jazz Ensemble will perform musical interludes. 7 p.m.: Hartley’s Legacy in collaboration with Pencils of Promise, holds a benefit concert at Kingston Presbyterian Church in Kingston. 8 p.m.: “Peter Grimes,” Benjamin Britten’s opera masterpiece. For tickets go to, or call (609) 258-2787; McCarter Theatre. 8:30 p.m.: Outdoor screening of Despicable Me at Palmer Square as part of JaZams 20th birthday Weekend Celebration. Sunday, June 19 Father’s Day 7:30 a.m.: Run for Dad 5K and 2K at Veterans Park in Hamilton. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 8 a.m. to noon: Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast at Union Fire Company and Rescue Squad, 1396 River Road in Titusville. The cost to attend is $10 adults, $5 children. 1 to 3 p.m.: Ice Cream Social at the William Trent House Museum, 15 Market Street in Trenton. Also, live music and free tours of museum and garden. 2 p.m.: Princeton Summer Theater presents Assassins, a musical tale of the American dream gone awry. The cost to attend is $29.50 (through June 26). For more information, visit www.princetonsummer 2 p.m.: Concert by Alex Mitnick and the Kaleidoscope Band as part of JaZams 20th Birthday Weekend Celebration. Also, a community birthday cake.

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Wednesday, June 15 8:30 a.m.: State of Princeton Township Address with Mayor Liz Lempert at Nassau Inn. $30 for MidJersey Chamber members and $35 for non-members. 6 p.m.: Preserving and serving foods at Cherry Grove Farm, 3200 Lawrenceville Road in Lawrenceville. The class will be led by Kim Rizk of Jammin’ Crepes. 7 p.m.: Screening of Raging Bull (1980) at Princeton Garden Theatre. 7:15 p.m.: Start of the Princeton Men’s Summer Basketball League’s season. Games are played on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights starting at 7:15 p.m. at the courts at Community Park School. Free. 8 p.m.: ORVIS movie night featuring Down the Hatch, a fly fishing movie for the fishing enthusiast. The screening will be held in-store at the Princeton Shopping Center. Thursday, June 16 10:30 a.m.: Kids on the Farm at Blue Moon Acres in Pennington. Family-fun for kids of all ages. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Outdoor Princeton Farmers Market at Hinds Plaza in downtown Princeton (repeats weekly).

6:30 p.m.: Start-Up Grind Princeton hosts Stan Parish of the Wall Street Journal at Tigerlabs, located at 252 Nassau Street. Admission is $10. 7 p.m.: Screening of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) at Princeton Garden Theatre. 7 p.m.: Lecture. “The Enduring Tale of Peter Grimes” by Marianne Grey. The creation of “Peter Grimes” by Benjamin Britten in the context of how WW II changed the arts. Free to attend; Lawrenceville Library, Lawwrenceville. 8 p.m.: Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. The sophisticated, witty, tuneful musical classic (also on June 17 and 18) at the Lewis Center for the Arts, Mattthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street, Princeton. For tickets go to, or call (609) 258-2787. Friday, June 17 4 p.m.: Nature Play at the West Windsor Arts Council. Children ages 5 to 12 will explore the woods behind WWAC as they are led through fun, outdoor games. 4 to 7 p.m.: Sunset Sips & Sounds at Terhune Winery in Lawrenceville. Enjoy wine, light fare, and music (repeats every Friday night throughout the summer). 6 to 9 p.m.: JaZams Summer Block Party kicks-off with a concert with Dan Zanes, carnival games, prizes, and more. 7:30 p.m.: Join Princeton Shopping Center for a performance by the Princeton Girlchoir followed by a screening of the film, Pitch Perfect. The outdoor screening will take place outside of Smith’s ACE Hardware and Princeton Nassau Pediatrics. Guests should bring their own blankets and lawn chairs. Saturday, June 18 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Pennington Farmers Market on the lawn at Rosedale Mills, 101 Route 31 North in Hopewell Township. Shop fresh produce, meat, crafts, award-winning wines, and more (repeats weekly). 3 p.m.: Climate Cabaret – Nature, Theater, and Jazz with

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Lawrence Anthony Fine Jewelers in Mercer Mall Is Known for Outstanding Quality and Custom Work


othing can light up your look like that unique piece of jewelry. Whether it’s a sparkling ring with matching earrings, an heirloom gold pendant, s t u n n i n g s te rl i n g s i lve r bracelet, or classic string of pearls, it is guaranteed to make you feel special and get others to take notice.


And whatever your choice, L aw rence A nt hony Fine Jewelers in the Mercer Mall will be able to provide it. As owner Anthony Poz remarks, “If we don’t have it, we can order it, or make it!” Indeed, with more than 30 years in the jewelry business, Mr. Poz not only carries a complete selection of precious and semi precious

stones, but he also designs and makes custom pieces. Originally from Russia, he came to the United States when he was 15, initially settling in Philadelphia. “My relatives were in the the jewelry business in Russia, and I was familiar with it,” he explains. “I first worked in a jewelry store in Philadelphia, and then in the diamond district in New York. I had the ability to draw and design, and I began creating my own pieces.” Great Location After opening a store in Trenton, Mr. Poz then moved to Lawrenceville, eventually locating in the Mercer Mall five years ago. In March, he moved the store to a new space, still in the Mercer Mall. “This is a great location,” he points out. “There is a lot of traffic and lots of people in and out. We have many repeat customers as well as

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CUSTOM DESIGN: “We are set apart by our own design work, both new and restoration, and also, we carry an excellent selection of jewelry not found in chain stores.” Anthony Poz (right), owner of Lawrence Anthony Fine Jewelers in the Mercer Mall, is shown with Arthur, his son and co-owner, who is a certified GIA gemologist. Also popular today are initialed monogram pendants in gold and sterling silver. These can make a welcome graduation gift, notes Laura McCormick, store manager. Men’s jewelry is also available, with rings, bracelets, and chains, being especially popular. Prices for all the jewelry cover a wide range, starting at $25 for some Pandora and Alex and Ani pieces, and on up into the thousands of dollars for very high quality pieces. Customizing to the client’s taste and choice is a big part of Lawrence Anthony Fine Jewelers success. Creating new pieces or recreating older pieces with a new look is Mr. Poz’s signal accomplishment. Custom Work “Our specialty is my own design work,” he explains. “We do a lot of custom work. I can take older pieces that have sentimental value for people and recreate them into a more modern style. I have restored a lot of these. Fashion changes, so we update customers’ older pieces. I just made a pendant with emeralds and diamond from an old piece, and the customer loves it. Now, she wears it; it’s not out of sight in a drawer. “I will discuss with someone what they have in mind. Ever yone has their ow n style, and if it’s a new piece, sometimes the customer will bring in a photo they like, and I’ll work from that.

This type of custom work can take from one to six weeks, he notes, and he both designs and manufactures the piece on the premises. “The length of time depends on what I’m working with and the type of project. I enjoy both creating something new and restoring an old piece. It is wonderful to make something new out of something old, and see how happy this makes the customer.” And making something brand new for someone is equally satisfying and challenging. “Jewelry is popular because it is precious,” points out Mr. Poz. “It’s a beautif ul accessor y that can reflect your own style. People have always liked to adorn themselves, and if it’s a special piece, it can be passed on to the next generation.” Regarding the next generation, Mr. Poz is ver y pleased that his son Arthur, a certified GIA gemologist is co-owner of the store with him. “It is because of our experience and depth of knowledge that we feature jewelry from all over the world and carry the major brands that our customers desire and dream about.” In addition, the store offer services such as repair, restringing, cleaning, and appraisals. A grand opening will be held on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, and special prices will be offered. Customers come from all over the Princeton area and include many repeats, says Mr. Poz. “We always look forward to seeing all our customers, and we want to get the word out that they will find something special here. In a world of rapid change, Lawrence Anthony Fine Jewelers believes in timeless elegance.” Store hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. (609) 936-0016. Website: —Jean Stratton

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Taking Pride in His Impact on His Athletes and Sport, Farrell Ends 39-Year Run as PU Women’s Track Coach


eter Farrell doesn’t like to stray too far from his athletes. As Farrell started to reminisce about his 39 years as the only head coach in the history of the Princeton University women’s track and cross country programs and his recent decision to retire, he asked to chat on the steps on the lobby of Jadwin Gym so he could keep an eye out for any runners who may need his counsel. Since taking the program to varsity status from a club sport in 1978, Farrell has provided countless nuggets of advice on and off the track to his athletes. Over the course of his tenure, that nurturing has seen Farrell guide the Tigers to 27 Ivy League team titles and coach more than 50 All-Americans and over 180 Ivy League champions. He led the program to the Ivy League Triple Crown (cross country, indoor, and outdoor track) in 1980-81 and 2010-11 and is the only Ivy women’s coach ever to achieve this feat even once. This past weekend, he helped senior star Cecilia Barowski take fifth in the 800 at the NCAA Outdoor Track Championships in Eugene, Ore. as she became the final All-American of Farrell’s tenure. Upon arriving in Princeton for his job interview, Farrell sensed that he had found a second home. “For a kid from Queens to come down here and see all of this, it was glorious,” said Farrell, 69, with a gleam in his eyes, a raised eyebrow, and his neatly trimmed mustache creased in a grin. “I loved my interview process. I fell for the place, I hoped to get the job. I got the job and they couldn’t get rid of me.”

Before making that move, Farrell had experience building a program from scratch as he had founded the girls’ track team at Christ the King High School in Middle Village, N.Y. “I really wanted to see if a girl could get out of the sport what I got out of the sport,” said Farrell, a world ranked 800-meter runner during his college career at Notre Dame who got into teaching as the Vietnam War was raging. “What I got out of the sports was tons. I got travel. I got an identity. I got a great education at Notre Dame and all the values of being a competitive team athlete. I just wanted to see if girls at the high school level could get out of it what I did because no one was doing it at the time. There were very few girls’ track programs around the country.” While seeing that girls could thrive through track, there were plenty of challenges at the outset as Farrell took over a group of Princeton woman athletes who had been trained by Bill Farrell, a manager for the men’s track team. “I set about recruiting right away,” said Farrell. “We had 10 who were walkons in the true spirit of the word and we got some kids to come. We had immediate success because Princeton was ahead of the curve. Harvard and Princeton started at about the same time as did UPenn but Princeton was a little more organized, meaning I felt supported. In the second year I had a great recruiting class, including Lynn Jennings (a 1992 Olympic bronze medalist in the 10,000) so I was in a situation where it just took off.” Having attracted the athletes, Farrell focused on de-

veloping a distinctive competitive culture around the growing team. “We were going to have a well balanced program,” said Farrell. “I was the only coach at the time; I had run the 800, cross country and the mile relay so I went out and tried to learn as much as I could. I went to every clinic I could get to. I went to learn by doing clinics to become a well rounded coach. I wanted to be good, but what does that mean in the Ivy League. I was told that I should be competitive in the league and occasionally get kids to the nationals that happen to do well which is basically what it has been.” Influencing his kids, on and off the track, has been at the core of Farrell’s approach. “There was no defining moment for me as a coach, it is an ongoing thing, this process in which I am involved with their lives,” said Farrell. “The one thing I like most about this place is that it is not just about winning, although winning is very important, it is about developing people. If there is anything I look back on that I really enjoyed and feel good about is that you are involved with their process and their transition from adolescence to adulthood. College is a rite of passage from adolescence to adulthood and I am there through sports.” Former Tiger track star Ashley Higginson, a 2011 Princeton alum and college All-American who has competed in the steeplechase for the U.S. in international events, credited Farrell with pulling no punches in dealing with his athletes. “From the moment I met him, I wanted to impress


RETIREMENT PARTY: Princeton University women’s track head coach Peter Farrell enjoys a special moment with his athletes in early May at the 2016 Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships at Weaver Stadium. It was the last Heps for Farrell, who recently announced his retirement after 39 years as the only head coach in the history of the Princeton University women’s track and cross country programs. (Photo Courtesy of Princeton’s Office of Athletic Communications) him; something special about Peter at the time of his career that I got to work with him was that he didn’t need to sell anything to you,” said Higginson. “He was a straight shooter. He certainly knew that being a member of the Princeton track team was an honor and was going to be great for the rest of your life but he also knew that it didn’t come without some battles and challenges. I don’t think he ever sugarcoated any of that. He said I can’t give you an athletic scholarship, I can’t tell you that you are going to ace your classes. What I can tell you is that you are going to love being a member of this program.” Being a member of Farrell’s program means that he is involved in his athletes’ lives long after they leave Princeton. “He remembered every girl’s name and not like their times or anything like that but what it was that they were doing now and what they had contributed to the campus and community,” noted Higginson. “He showed me that he knew everything about his old athletes. That was multi-


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faceted and multi-dimensional and that meant the world to me and I found that very important in my next step as a runner and as a student.” For Higginson, Farrell’s influence played a big role as she juggled law school with her training after graduating from Princeton. “I think one of the biggest lessons I learned from Peter was to separate things,” said Higginson, who graduated from Rutgers Newark Law School in 2015 and passed the New Jersey bar this year. “Ironically, Princeton has a road in between its academic and athletic facilities and that road and that bridge is just a perfect way to compartmentalize your life. He really showed me that if you want to be good at anything, you need to be present in that moment. When I crossed that bridge, he was there when I needed him. He also wanted to remind me that for a few hours I got to not think about my history paper and I got to think about running with my friends. I just think that his ability to teach is that separation of enjoyment and hard work was really critical to my success in track and school work. He just understood. There was never a situation during the time I was an athlete that he hadn’t seen before.” Higginson has continued to seek Farrell’s advice, noting that he still has a big presence in her life. “I still call Peter when I have great races or great moments like when someone is engaged but I also call him the moment I have a terrible race or have to make a tough decision,” added Higginson, who is competing for the NY-NJ track club and is training for the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials this July in Eugene. Ore. looking to represent the U.S in the steeplechase at the Rio Summer Games. “I still contact him with basically every major point of questioning in my life. He doesn’t tell me what to do but he somehow manages to help me make the right decision.” For Farrell, the decision to retire this year made sense. “It is just time,” said Farrell. “When I told the team, I wanted them to know, I didn’t wait for this girl to graduate or this class to graduate, nor am I going to wait for this class to come

up because I love this class and there are great kids in it. There are great kids coming in the class behind them and there are great kids coming in the final year. If I did that, I would never leave. I just looked at it; this is the time for myself and my wife, Shane. She retires from the University the same day. She is the business manager of the IT department here, that is a big, stressful job.” In the wake of his decision, Farrell has been shown a lot of love. “Once I made the announcement, I was snowed in,” said Farrell. “I was just so tickled, the thoughts that came my way, maybe it is just the fraternity of coaches and the feeling kids have for Princeton. There are people who thanked me for mentoring them. People who I thought hated me have said nice things.” In Higginson’s view, that display of affection reflects the special legacy Farrell leaves as a track pioneer. “He started a program for woman at a time where women’s programs didn’t necessarily exist,” said Higginson. “He forged a new path and now every school has a women’s program and that is normal but it wasn’t when he started his career. He was a phenomenal athlete himself and he could have easily gotten a male coaching job and he didn’t. He chose to do this and that really means so much more as to the type of man he is. That is something you just can’t quickly replace in any way; he is Princeton track.” Farrell, for his part, is proud of the path that he chose. “You want to know that your life made a difference in somebody’s life; that is what you go into coaching and teaching for and it has come back to me in spades,” said Farrell, who will continue residing in Princeton although he and his wife are planning to travel extensively. “I don’t want to sound absorbed by it or egotistical about it but the outpouring from the beginning has had us on cloud 9; some of them you could put in a frame and hang up.” As he hangs up his coaching whistle, there is no doubt that Farrell has made a huge difference for generations of women’s track athletes and the sport itself. —Bill Alden


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Princeton native and former Princeton High hoops standout Skye Ettin has been promoted to assistant coach with the Princeton University men’s basketball program. Ettin, a 2010 PHS alum who starred for The College of New Jersey men’s hoops program during his college career, spent last season as the director of operations for the Tigers. Chris Mongilia, who served as the director of operations for the men’s basketball team at Saint Peter’s in the 201516 season, will join the Princeton men’s basketball staff in the same capacity. The hiring completes the staff for the 2016-17 season, with Ettin joining Kerry Kittles and Brett MacConnell as the team’s assistant coaches under head coach Mitch Henderson. ———

PU Men’s Track Stars Excel at Nationals

Princeton University men’s track star Adam Bragg ended his college career on a high note as he tied for seventh in the pole vault at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Eugene, Ore. last week. The recently graduated

Bragg cleared 17’ 4.50 to end in a three-way tie for seventh place, as two other competitors cleared the first two heights on their first attempts as well. For his finish, Bragg earns first-team All-America honors, the first pole vaulter in Princeton history to earn first-team honors. He earned secondteam honors in 2014 when he took 12th while David Slovenski ‘12 was also 12th in 2011. Freshman Adam Kelly took 14th in the hammer throw with a best throw of 215’11 to earn second-team AllAmerica honors. He is the first freshman to earn AllAmerica honors since 2011 when Tom Hopkins ‘14 did so in the 4x400 relay. ———

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The Princeton University men’s hockey team will face Penn State University during the Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff at Wells Fargo Center on January 28. The teams met last season with Penn State, guided by former Tiger head coach Guy Gadowsky, earning a 6-3 win in the game played on December 17 at State College, Pa.. The Philadelphia event will be the first time the two teams will meet at Wells Fargo Center. Pr inceton, coached by Ron Fogarty, is coming off a 5-23-3 season while the Nittany Lions went 21-13-1 in 2015-16 in Gadowsky’s fourth season. Tickets went on sale on June 10 and can be purchased through ComcastTIX, online at ComcastTIX. com, by phone at (800) 2984200, or in person at Wells Fargo Center box office. ———

PU Water Polo’s Johnson Helps U.S. Win FINA Title

Ashleigh Johnson, a rising senior goalie for the Princeton women’s water polo team, made nine saves to help the United States’ women’s water polo team drop Spain, 13-9 in the FINA ( International Sw imming Federation) World League Super Final on Sunday. The former Tiger helped the national team to its third straight FINA World League title and 10th overall. The

team won each of its six matches in the tournament, scoring an average of 13.5 goals per contest. Johnson made 45 saves in her four appearances with her best performance coming in the semifinals as she stopped 13 shots against China. A three-game set vs. Hungary (June 27-July 2) and three - game matchup vs. Russia (July 21-27) will be the national team’s last warmups before taking on Spain (Aug. 9) in match play of the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 2015 CWPA Player of the Year, Johnson, a native of Miami, Fla., has posted an 81-13 overall mark at Pr inceton, tur ning away 1,062 of the 1,533 shots she has faced en route to a 0.693 save percentage. Putting together three of the highest single-season save totals in program history, Johnson is already the Tigers’ career leader. ———

Tiger Men’s Lax Star deButts Makes Scholar All-America

Recently graduated Princeton University men’s lacrosse star Austin deButts received a major honor just weeks after commencement as he has been named a USILA Scholar All-America. A native of Alexandria, Va., deButts was a Woodrow Wilson School major with a certificate in Spanish. On the lacrosse field, the 5’10, 170-pound deButts was a hard-nosed shortstick defensive midfielder who went from being a backup early in his career to a team cocaptain and one of the nation’s best at this position at causing turnovers. He finished his career with 33 caused turnovers, 29 of which came in the last two seasons, when he ranked among the Division I leaders in caused turnovers by a shortstick. He was the team leader in caused turnovers as a junior and was second on the team as a senior. His recent g raduat ion brought an end to the family dynasty at Princeton as his parents, Boota and Shelley deButts, were both Princeton alums as were his two older siblings. His father was a Princeton lacrosse captain, and his sister Lindsey and brother Hunter were also Tiger lax players.

NATIONAL PLATFORM: Princeton University field hockey player Sophia Tornetta goes after the ball in action last fall. Rising sophomore Tornetta is one of seven members of the Princeton program selected to compete in the 2016 Young Women’s National Championship later this month (June 28-July 2) in Lancaster, Pa. Fellow Tigers Maddie Bacskai, Nicole Catalino, Jane Donio-Enscoe, Ryan McCarthy, Elise Wong, and Cat Caro were also picked along with Tornetta to participate in the championship event. The Young Women’s National Championship serves as a high level, international structured competition and is the selection venue for the 2016-17 U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

For Nick Birnie, hurting his back competing in rowing helped put him on the track to stardom in the pole vault for Princeton High. “Midway through sophomore year I herniated a disk in my lower back and I had to quit rowing crew,” said Birnie. “Af ter all the physical therapy and everything, I decided to pick up the slightly less strenuous sport, the pole vault.” While pole vaulting didn’t involve the repetitive stress of rowing, it took Birnie a while to get the hang of the event as he got into it during winter track his junior year. “I was fairly fit and I had the athleticism already so the hardest part for me was learning the technique,” said Birnie. “It is incredibly complicated, more than I thought at first. Pretty much that first full year I was doing drills, learning how to hold the pole properly and how to get off the ground. Probably the hardest part is conquering the fear of running towards the pit and planting the pole and jumping off of it. Once you get over that, it gets a lot easier a lot faster.” After learning the ropes as a junior and achieving a personal best of 10’6, Birnie was primed for a big final campaign. “It was my senior year and I decided that I was going to commit to it more,” said Birnie. “I wanted to try hard and improve my personal record. Last year I learned the basics and now I wanted to get some real jumps in.” That commitment has paid big dividends for Birnie as he improved by leaps and bounds over the winter. “We practiced the pole vault once or twice a week at Jadwin Gym at the university and that was fantastic,” said Birnie. “My PR went from 10’6 to 13 feet by the end of the

winter season. In the pole vault, that is kind of crazy. I was excited.” The winter ended on a down note, though, for Birnie as he no-heighted in the indoor sectional meet. “The day before indoor sectionals, they told me that if I won, we would win the sectional,” recalled Birnie. “I think that put a lot of pressure on me and I definitely over thought it. That was a learning experience and it helped me moving into the spring.” This spring, working on a daily basis with assistant coach Joe Gargione has proven to be a big help for Birnie. “It was nice to have a pole vault coach who knows what pole vaulters need every day of the week so he could tell me what drills I should do on a daily basis, what lift I could do to specifically train for the pole vault and stuff like that,” said Birnie. “He was a pole vaulter himself so he understood exactly what I needed to do.” Doing video analysis with Gargione has given Birnie a better idea of what he needs to do technically. “The pole vault is such a fast thing and there are so many parts of the techniques to be able to analyze everything I was doing,” added Birnie. “We had to take slow motion videos of my jumps and we would go through them frame by frame and pick out exactly what I had to fix to get better; it helped a lot to be able to see yourself jump.” Birnie jumped into title contention at the big meets down the stretch of the 2016 campaign, taking second in the county meet (13’6) and fourth in the Central Jersey Group 4 sectional (13’0 ) before taking first at the state Group 4 meet (13’0) to book his spot at the Meet of Champions (MOC). A n i nj u r y s u f fe r e d i n

training last week, though, nearly derailed Birnie’s MOC appearance. “I was trying to get on to different poles and work on some things that I could do better at Meet of Champs,” said Birnie. “It was the last practice before the meet. It was just the second jump of my practice and I went up and I came right back down on a part of the mat that was really thin and worn away. I landed right on my right glute. It hurt really, really bad. I could hardly walk the rest of the day. I was icing it almost constantly for the next couple of days coming up to Meet of Champs. I have never had to do anything like that.” Although the rest and icing provided some relief, Birnie wasn’t sure what he could do once he got to the track at Central Regional High in Bayville. “Even on the bus, I was still in pain, it would kind of hurt when I ran around,” said Birnie. “I knew it was the last meet of the season and it was the Meet of Champs and even if it did hurt a little bit, it didn’t really matter. I just had to jump anyway. I told my coach, pain is a decision and I was vaulting. I think the adrenaline and ibuprofen helped me get through. Even warming up at Meet of Champs, it hurt to do the sprints. Once I started to get in line to vault, the adrenaline really kicked in.” Riding that adrenaline, Birnie enjoyed a career day, clearing a personal record 14’0 and taking fourth in the competition. In addition to Birnie’s heroics, PHS junior Alex Roth and sophomore Will Hare placed 14th and 18th in the 3200, respectively, at the MOC while senior Theodore Tel was 25th in the long jump and freshman Paul Brennan was 18th in the discus. On the girls side, the 4x400 relay of senior Maia Hauschild, senior Jordan Vine, sophomore Caren Ju, and sophomore Jackie Patterson finished 11th with a time of 3:57.74. Patterson, the anchor on that relay, also finished 15th in the 400. In reflecting on his MOC performance, Birnie has trouble believing what he accomplished. “I was vaulting really well that day, I got really lucky,” asserted Birnie.

“I was focusing in on the event to get away from the pain. The opening height was 13 feet that day; the last jump of the group meet was the first jump of this meet. I didn’t expect to clear it right away but I ended up clearing 13 on my first try and 13’6 on my first try and then 14 on my first try as well. I didn’t expect that at all — it was one of my better jumps.

My 13’6 jump was a little messy but my 14’0 jump was clean. I didn’t touch the crossbar at all and it felt really good.” For Birnie, taking up the pole vault has been a really good experience, on and off the track. “I look to my team, my coaches and my family a lot; I couldn’t have done it without them,” said Birnie, who

is headed to Rutgers University this fall where he will be studying in the school’s honors engineering program and hopes to walk on to the Scarlet Knights track team to continue his pole vaulting career. “I think overall participating in the sport showed me a lot about persevering and getting over stuff.” —Bill Alden

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Saving His Best for Last at Meet of Champions, PHS Senior Birnie Takes 4th in Pole Vault With PR


Showing It Could Compete With the Best, PHS Boys’ Tennis Enjoyed Strong Season For the Princeton High boys’ tennis team, its 2016 season was bookended by battling perennial power and eventual state Group 3 champion WW/P-S. In its season opener against the Pirates in early April, PHS fell 4-1 but showed that it could hold its own with its rival. “Our original lineup was somewhat competitive with South’s original lineup,” said PHS head coach Sarah Hibbert. “They proved that they were one of the best teams in the state so it is nice to be able to compete with them.” The Little Tigers ended the spring by edging the Pirates 3-2 on May 26 as WW/P-S rested some of its stars during its run to the finals of the Tournament of Champions. “Clearly they didn’t have their best lineup, however with the number of people they have on their team and all that talent, it is fun to beat them,” said Hibbert,

who got a three-set win from sophomore Kevin Yang at second singles to pull out the win. “It came down to a close match at second singles. We lost three sets in doubles and we had tiebreaks; it was close all around. You take your wins where you can get them.” The Little Tigers had plenty of wins this spring, ending up with a final record of 14-3. “Overall, we had a good s e a s o n ,” s a i d H i b b e r t , whose squad finished second to WW/P-S at the Mercer County Tournament. “We had a showing at counties which was nice. We have a lot of young players. We only lost one senior from our starting lineup. Andrew Lin, the elder of the Lin brothers is a a senior, but other than that our singles are a sophomore (Noah Lilienthal), freshman (Jerry Gu), and sophomore (Yang). Simon Hwang, who filled in a lot for us this season at singles, was also a freshman

and most of our doubles guys are juniors.” The team’s top singles lineup, which featured Lilienthal at No. 1, Gu at No. 2, and Yang at No. 3, was a strength for the Little Tigers this year and figures to be even more formidable in 2017. “If Noah continues the way he is going, Jerry had a fantastic freshman year, and Kevin made a good move to singles, we definitely have the pieces in place for a strong team if we can keep everyone healthy and dedicated,” asserted Hibbert. While mixing and matching became the rule for the doubles pairings this spring, Hibbert liked what she got from those spots. “We were all over the place, that was due first to injury, then illness, then AP testing, and people coming and going due to field trips and projects,” said Hibbert, whose team fell 3-2 to No.7 Chatham in the quarterfinals of the North 2 Group 3 sectional tournament. “I don’t think we had the same lineup for more than two days in a row overall. Whoever was put out, worked hard and most of the time, they had good results.” In Hibbert’s view, PHS can have even better results going forward. “We have a fairly young lineup so we have the potential for a strong season again,” said Hibbert. “We have a shot if we can keep people healthy, working together, on schedule, and all of these good things. They know we can have success against some of the top teams.” —Bill Alden



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PHS Boys’ Lax Made Sectional Semis; Laying Foundation for Exciting Future It wasn’t easy but the Princeton High boys’ lacrosse team advanced to the the sectional semifinals for a fourth straight year. Playing at fourth-seeded Scotch Plains-Fanwood in the North Jersey in late May, Group 3 quarterfinals, fifthseeded PHS trailed 7-6 going into the fourth quarter of the contest. Outscoring the hosts 4-2 down the stretch, the Little Tigers pulled out a dramatic 10-9 victory. First-year PHS head coach Chip Casto liked the grit his team displayed in crunch time. “We knew going in, it was two pretty equal teams, we saw a lot of film on them, they probably saw a lot of film on us so we knew each other’s tendencies,” said Casto. “They were able to go on a little run late and you just don’t know how long that momentum will carry. We made a couple of plays that stopped the momentum. There was a turnover by them at the top of the box and we take it out and went the length of the field and scored. That was a good sign and we took the momentum back. We just held on at the end. They got a good look at the goal with seven seconds left and they shot it high.” But the Little Tigers fell short in the semis for the fourth straight year as it lost 13-2 at top-seeded Northern Highlands. “We felt we were prepared but we weren’t; we made some mistakes early that showed that we didn’t have the discipline to stick to the game plan,” said Casto, who got two goals from senior star Rory Helstrom in the defeat as the Little Tigers finished the spring with a 12-5 record. “Things that we saw on film and we talked about, we said don’t do this but then we did it anyway. So we have got to work on the discipline of trying to stay to the game plan; that should be a good message for next year.” Falling again in the semis provides good motivation heading into next year. “That is something that we have talked about; let’s get that game and try to get to the sectional final,” said Casto.

“The group final is really where we want to get to. We are about two games away which is a lot so it is a good thing to talk to them about.” Casto saw a lot of good things this year from his lone seniors, Helstrom and Nick Halliday. “They finished their careers very well; Rory took the offense on his back and Nick filled in a lot of the gaps, helping on face-offs, picking up the ball, stopping key offensive people, and scoring a couple of key goals,” said Casto. “It became a running joke, late in the season an opponent’s coach called out ‘hey watch out 28 (Halliday) is a shooter;’ it is the first time Nick has ever been called a shooter. He is a scrappy player and it is the end of an era with his two older brothers (Zach and Kevin) having been stars for us.” It was the start of an era for PHS as Casto moved into the head coach post after having served as an assistant coach for several seasons. “I had a great time, it was unusual circumstances that the ex-head coach ( Peter Stanton) stayed on the staff but I wouldn’t have it any other way,” said Casto. “He was a tremendous mentor and helped me get

through some of the overwhelming paperwork. The staff came together; we had great assistant and JV coaches. Things are starting to click a little more; we need to keep cultivating the talent.” Junior attacker Johnny Lopez-Ona helped keep the offense clicking this spring. “He really wants to play college ball so he has put in a lot of time in his game over the summer and the fall,” said Casto, who also got a big season from another junior, attacker Eamonn McDonald. “He came back as a much, much improved player who could shoulder the offense. A lot of the offense ran through him and Rory so he was very key.” In Casto’s view, PHS has the pieces in place to keep improving. “Next year is a big deal, they are going to get a little more pressure on them from us and from other people because there are so many people returning who got a lot of time this year,” said Casto, noting that the program had 20 freshmen in uniform this year. “We should be able to amp up practices a little more and amp up our concepts and put a little more pressure on them having to make some more plays, which is how good teams get better. We are very excited about the future.” —Bill Alden

CLEAR THINKING: Princeton High boys’ lacrosse goalie Leo Godefroy clears the ball during a game this spring. Junior Godefroy emerged as a star in the cage for PHS this spring as it went 12-5 and advanced to the North Jersey, Group 3 semifinals. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

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Over the last 15 years, the Princeton Recreation Men’s Summer Basketball League has generally been comprised of 10 teams. W hile the league only has eight squads this summer for its 28th campaign, League Commissioner Evan Moorhead believes less will be more. “The last time we had only eight teams was the summer of 2000 and if memory serves, it was a pretty competitive summer,” said Moorhead, the department’s assistant director of recreation. “The talent is on fewer teams so it is going to make things a little more competitive. I am excited about it on that end. I think we have a lot of teams that are going to have some talent and could make some noise if things come together for them.” As the 2016 campaign tips off on the evening of June 15 with a triple-header at the Community Park courts, defending champion and league stalwart Ivy Inn boasts plenty of experience and talent. “They have their usual characters, Bobby Davison, Buddy Thomas, Shahid Abdul- Kar im, Mark Aziz, and Tommy Soulia,” said moorhead of Ivy Inn, which won the 2015 title by forfeit when Bring Me Food didn’t have enough players on hand to field a team for the decisive Game 3 of the best-of-three championship series. “They also have Sherm Brittingham, he is always one of the leading scorers. It looks like they also picked up Skye Ettin (former Princeton High and The College of New Jersey standout and current Princeton University men’s hoops assistant coach). Since the high school team is not in the league this year, he is allowed to play. It looks like they may have picked

up Justin Conway (a former Princeton University star) too. With him and Skye, they are going to be really tough. They have the experience, they have some size, and they have some scorers.” A not her team t hat is stocked with veterans is Dr. Palmer, that picked up some big guns from former league power Winberie’s. “There are a lot of Winberie’s guys with Dr Palmer guys sprinkled in,” noted Moorhead. “Kurt Simmons is there from Winberie’s as well as Chris Edwards and Cliff Pollard. They have a ton of size because they also have Gar y Wilson, who plays with Dr. Palmer and is a real big guy at 6’9. There is also Tony Dixon, a 6’10 guy that Dr. Palmer had last year and played for Towson about 10 years ago. They are going to have size, it is a matter of whether they are going to have the guard play. These are guys that have been playing in the league for years; they will be strong no matter what name is on the jersey.” The Majeski team will be the TCNJ entry in the league, boasting young legs and the advantage of being a unit throughout the school year. “Bobby Bracket t is still heading that group and they are going to be good too if Bobby is back healthy,” said Moorhead. “Bobby missed last summer and winter season with an achilles injury. If he is back at full strength, he is a force in the middle. T hey have a couple of good guards, Eric Murdock and Eric Glacik. Glacik was first-team all-summer league last year and Murdock was a second-team selection. If they have those two plus Brackett, they will be tough. They have youth on their side as well and team chemistry from

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play ing together year round.” Former Ursinus standout Jesse Krasna has starred for a couple of teams in the summer league over the years and is now leading his own squad, Jesse Krasna Hoops Training. “Jesse w ill be playercoach and they also have Tim Guers, who goes to Saint Anselm and was a first teamer last summer,” said Moorhead. “He is a guard; he is a real solid player. He can shoot it and drive to the basket. He has a nice inside out game. They have Pennsylvania kids who are D-2, D-3 college players at places like Ursinus, DeSales, Babson, and Salisbury. They are in the same boat as Majeski group; they are all current college players for the most part. They are not all from the same team like those guys but they definitely have some talent.” King’s Pizzarama, which advanced to the title series in 2014, is another team to watch. “It looks like they lost Anthony Gaffney (former Penning ton School star and Princeton University football standout) to graduation but they picked up Terrance Bailey from Winberie’s; he is always one of the leading scorers,” said Moorhead. “T hey also have Kr is O’Connor who played on Winberie’s and plays at Rowan. He is a solid guard. They have a couple of guys who have been with them for a few years, including player-coach Kenny Holzhammer (a 1,000-point scorer at Princeton Day School).” The league includes three new entries, Rogue’s Gallery, Clarke Insurance, and Pediatric Therapy Solutions, each features some familiar faces.

“Rogue’s Gallery is actually a re-creation of the Clearview Window Cleaning group from a couple of years ago,” said Moorhead. “The kid that sticks out the most is Nick Santalucia who led the league in scoring in 2013. Clarke Insurance has a lot of local guys, they have Davon Black and Lior Levy (former PHS standouts) playing for them so there is a little bit of Princeton flavor with that group. They have Austin Hill, who played w it h Hop ewell. Ped iatric Therapy’s manager is Greg Korngut, who was a Lawrence High guy. They have Bert McCallum. Nick Brackett is playing with them and so is Mel Weldon, Jr., who was a Trenton Christian Academy guy.” With every team looking competitive due to the concentration of talent, Moorhead believes some surprises could be in the offing this summer. “We have some teams that will have some talent and young legs but how well they will mesh together and be able to compete against the old guard remains to be seen,” said Moorhead. “This year is the 10th anniversary of the Where2Ball run to the finals. That was one of the bigge s t u nderdog s e as ons in league history so who knows, maybe that bodes well for one of those unknown teams to come out of the woodwork.” —Bill Alden


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ON THE MARK: Mark Aziz of Ivy Inn heads to the basket in action last year in the Princeton Recreation Men’s Summer Basketball League. Aziz and Ivy Inn will tip off the 2016 campaign when they face Pediatric Therapy Solution on June 15 in an opening night triple-header at the Community Park courts. Ivy Inn won the 2015 title by forfeit when Bring Me Food didn’t have enough players on hard to field a team for the decisive Game 3 of the best-of-three championship series. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

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Developing Into a Force by Sticking Together, PFC U-19 Boys’ Squad Wins New Jersey Cup For Stoyan P u mpalov, guiding his Princeton Football Club (PFC) U-19 United boys’ squad to a New Jersey State Cup earlier this month was the culmination of a long-term process. T he core of t he team joined the PFC at its inception in 2008, competing for two teams, the PFC Metros, including players born in 1996, and PFC Chelsea, featuring those born in 1997. Pumpalov opted to consolidate the teams into one squad last season, creating PFC United. “I decided to merge because the more serious players that wanted to play in college, stayed in soccer and

the less competitive players lost interest,” explained Pumpalov, the PFC Director of Training and Programs. “They didn’t want to go to many tournaments, they didn’t want to do long traveling so last year I combined the best players from both teams.” Meeting Pumpalov’s expectations, the reconfigured squad clicked immediately as it reached the New Jersey State Cup semis last year. “It was easy for me to combine those two teams because I knew the players very well, having worked with them since they were 10, 11 years old,” added Pumpalov.

“Their age difference was only one year and in some cases, just a few months. I have often trained those teams together and sometimes had them scrimmaging against each other. They have known each other since they were very young.” With a season playing together, the team took the next step as it won the 2016 State Cup, defeating the Next Level Soccer Academy (NLSA) Raiders 3-0 in the title game on June 5. Princeton High standouts Pete Luther, Chase Ealy, and Same Serxner scored the goals for PFC with Little Tiger Owen STATE OF JOY: Members of the Princeton Football Club (PFC) U-19 United boys’ squad are all Lindenfeldar earning the smiles after winning the New Jersey State Cup earlier this month. The PFC squad defeated the shutout. Next Level Soccer Academy (NLSA) Raiders 3-0 in the title game on June 5. Pictured in the front row, from left to right, are, Andres Redrovan (Trenton High), Chris Harla – captain (Princeton High), Jake Caddeau (PHS), Dwight Donis (PHS), Cole Snyder (PHS), Chase Ealy (PHS), Peter Luther (PHS), Gunnar Schellscheidt (Hun), Jaime Chavez (Trenton). In the back row, from left, are assistant coach Joe Yurcisin, Mark Petrovic (PHS), Oscar Vik (Princeton Day School), Marco Pinheiro (PDS), Sam Serxner (PHS), Owen Lindenfeldar (PHS), Conner Yurcisin – captain (Montgomery High), Matt Cabrera (Montgomery), Kevin Hagan (PDS), Jerry Merino (Trenton), Erik Munguia (Trenton), and head coach Stoyan Pumpalov. The triumph represented a reversal of fortune as United had dropped a 5-2 decision to NLSA a month earlier in a regular season contest. “I am not sure how much the guys were prepared; we didn’t spend enough time together,” said Pumpalov, reflecting on the previous setback. “We knew that we were not ready. We looked forward to the final because we wanted to prove that the game we played a month ago was just a bad day.” While the score line in the title game made it a good day for PFC, Pumpalov acknowledges that it was a

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well,” said Pumpalov. “We have a chance to win the regionals and that will be an even bigger achievement.” In Pumpalov’s view, the team’s confidence stems from the players sticking with the PFC program. “ W hen you s tar t w it h a group of kids when they are 10, 11 years old, even if you realize that there is a lot of talent, you know there is a lot of hard work ahead of you,” said Pumpalov, noting that he previously coached a Princeton Soccer Association (PSA) squad to a New Jersey State Cup in 2007 after its players had been together for years. “We like to get a bunch of kids together and develop them and eventually succeed with them. It is not something that happened by accident. This is what makes me very happy and so proud of what those guys have done. Keeping those guys together it makes us different and I feel it is more special and as a coach I can see the result.” —Bill Alden



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Hosting the USRowing Youth National Championships for the first time ever on its course at Mercer Lake, Princeton National Rowing Association (PNRA)/ Mercer Rowing Club boats came up big at the competition last weekend. T he Women’s Youth 8 plus Coxswain led the way for PNR A /Mercer, taking four th in the the Grand Final. Princeton clocked a time of 6:36.258 over the 2,000-meter course in the race in taking fourth with Saugatuck posting a winning time of 6:29.482. The Men’s Youth 8 plus Coxswain took 11th overall as it finished fifth in the B final while he Women’s Lightweight 4 plus Coxswain placed eighth overall as it took second in its B Final. ———

Post 218 Baseball Falls to Hightstown

Unable to get its bats going, the Princeton Post 218 American Legion baseball team fell 13-2 to Hightstown Post 148 last Monday evening at Smoyer Park. Princeton, now 1- 4, is slated to host Lawrence Post 414 on June 15, play at Bordentown Post 26 on June 17, play at North Hamilton on June 18, and host Hamilton Post 31 on June 21. ———

Princeton Athletic Club Holding Track Meets

The Princeton Athletic Club (PAC) will be holding its third and fourth in series of all-comer track meets at Princeton High on June 15 and 29. The meets will include the following running events: 3,200 meters, 400 meters, 100 meters, 800 meters, and 4x400 meter relay. In addition, it will feature a shot put and long jump competition. The field events begin at 5:30 with the running events to follow at 6 p.m. For information on registration and upcoming PAC events, log onto ———

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The Philadelphia 76ers are holding basketball camps at Princeton Day School from June 27-July 1 and at the Stuart Country Day School from August 15-19. The options include a full day camp for boys/girls 7-13 year old and a Little Sixers day camps for boys/girls 5-7 years old. PDS girls’ basketball head coach Kamau Bailey will be involved in the program. For more information and to register, log onto or call (610) 668-7676. ———

Run for Dad 5k Set for June 19

The 14th Annual Run for Dad 5-kilometer run and 2-mile walk is being held on June 19 at Mercer County Park. T his event honors the memory of Frank Simms, event co-founder who lost his bat tle w it h prostate cancer in 2005. It is the American Cancer Society’s premier community event to raise funds and build awareness about prostate cancer. More than 1,200 people attend this family fun event which consists of a 5-kilometer Run and 2-mile walk. The two-mile walk and 5-kilometer Run star t at 8:45 a.m. and Kids’ Run begins at 10 a.m. To register online and for more information about the event, log onto w w w.RunForDadNJ. Net. There is also registration on site on the day of the event, starting at 7:15 a.m. ———

Brophy Golf Event Taking Place At Springdale

T he 5t h annual L inda Brophy Memorial Golf Classic will be held on June 27 at Springdale Golf Club in Princeton. All net proceeds will benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the world’s largest private funder of research in the effort to end the rare and incurable blood cancer. The event w ill feature registration and warm-up at 11:30 a.m., a modified shotgun start at 1 p.m., an open bar and silent auction from 5:30-6:60 p.m. with a dinner and awards starting at 6:30 p.m.

CONTINUING ON: Princeton Day School senior student-athletes who will be competing at the college level gather together last week in the lead-up to the school’s June 10 graduation. Pictured, from left to right, are: Kevin Hagan, (Muhlenberg-soccer); Scott Altmeyer (Colby-tennis); Dominic Gasparro (Gettysburg-baseball); Ritvik Khandelwal (NYU-fencing); Devon Riley (Dartmouth-crew); Renee Karchere-Sun (Skidmore-tennis); Connor Fletcher (Cornell-lacrosse); Jonah Tuckman (Vassar-lacrosse); Amir Melvin (Goucher-lacrosse); Isaac Rosenthal (Bard-soccer); and James Fragale (RPI-lacrosse). For information on both playing in and sponsoring the event, log onto http:// LindaB. In addition, one can contact Jim Brophy via e-mail at for further information. ———

ETS Firecracker 5k Slated for June 21

The 12th annual Fire cracker ETS 5k Fun Run/ Walk will take place on the evening of June 21 at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) campus on Rosedale Road. Runners, walkers, families, and corporate or organizational teams are invited to participate. Individuals and group teams of at least four participants are welcome. The event starts at 7 p.m., rain or shine, and takes place on the flat and safe course, contained within the ETS grounds. Participants will receive T-shirts while they last. The event will also feature music, refreshments, and family activities. The race attracts over 550 runners and early registration is highly recommended. Cost to register is $30 (plus $2.50 sign-up fee). USATF members will get a discounted rate. Register online at www.ywcaprinceton. org/5k.

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Boys and girls entering 5th through 8th grades are eligible to participate and newcomers to the sport are welcome. Students will take part in two practice sessions, emphasizing football fundamentals, and will hear from motivational speakers. The camp will be led by Lawrenceville varsity football head coach Harry Flaherty, a former NFL and Princeton University football player. While at Princeton, Flaherty was a three-year startLawrenceville School Holding Football Clinic er at tight end and graduatThe Lawrenceville School ed with a degree in history. is hosting a youth football He was a free agent with the clinic on July 16 from 8:30 New Orleans Saints in 2011 and the Dallas Cowboys in a.m. to 5 p.m. 2012 before coaching as

an offensive assistant for the University of Tennessee while earning a law degree. At the clinic, Flaherty will assisted by NFL veteran coaches who have played for the New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, and Kansas City Chiefs as well as the Canadian Football League’s Ottawa Renegades. Registration before July 1 is $20, $40 after, and includes lunch and a camp t-shirt. To register, or for additional information, one can contact coach Flaherty at hflaherty@lawrenceville. org or (732) 977-4820. ———


Obituaries Lee Edward Baier Lee Edward Baier, 78, of Franklin Township, died Friday, June 10, 2016 in the company of his loving family. Born in Auburn, N.Y., he resided in Monmouth Junction for almost 20 years before moving to Franklin Township in 1996. Mr.

Baier graduated from St. Lawrence University and pursued graduate work at Columbia University’s Russian Institute, where he met his beloved wife Arlene. Lee entered the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence officer and served in Vietnam before joining Scholastic. He was Executive Editor of Junior Scholastic and Associate Editorial Director for the upper grades editions of Scholastic News. Lee retired in 2008 with more than 40

years of service. He was the author of the book, Word Search, and he and his wife co-wrote the book, Mapman Travels the Globe. He had been a volunteer with GrandPals in Princeton. Lee enjoyed nature walks, bird watching, attending classical and local music concerts, and political science lectures. Most of all, Lee liked spending time with his two grandchildren. Son of the late Earl and Doris (Keeney) Baier; husband

of the late Arlene O’Hare Baier; brother-in-Law of the late Alan O’Hare; nephew of the late Hannah Puglione; cousin of the late Lyle Baier and Dick Baier; Lee is survived by 2 daughters and 2 sons-in-law: Lauren and Rob Kim; Leslie and Patrick Muscolo; 2 granddaughters, Julia and Emily Kim; sisterin-law, Phyllis O’Hare; cousins Pat Caruso and Elaine Sciarrino; plus several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction. Burial will follow in the Holy Cross Burial Park. Friends may call on Friday June 17, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Plan International.

Brian Harold Breuel Brian Harold Breuel of Princeton passed away on May 29, 2016 at the age of 71 surrounded by his family. His greatest loves were his wife Shirley (Ley), his daughters, Erin Cook and Quinn Breuel, and his grandchildren, Andy and Bailey Cook. Born in Rochester, New York, Brian moved to Florida at an early age and came north to school — first at Lawrenceville and then at Princeton University, where he received an AB degree in politics in 1966. Forever devoted to these institutions, at Lawrenceville he was president of the Alumni Association and served as an Alumni Trustee. At Princeton, he was president of his class, served on the Advisory Board of the Center for

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Patricia Paine Dougherty Pat passed on May 25, 2016, with her family at her side. She is remembered by one and all as a dynamic, vibrant leader for many charities in Princeton. She was also the proud mother of three boys and beloved grandmother to her grandchildren. She was born Patricia Marilyn Knowlton on September 19, 1929, in Augusta, Maine. Her mother Muriel raised Pat and sister, Valerie, at their grandparents’ town home and lakeside cottage. Pat attended Wheelock College in Boston, earning a BS in education. She later became a trustee of Wheelock. Her interest in education led to a lifetime of volunteer service. She was a passionate force for the Allendale School for Boys in Illinois, Princeton Child Development Institute, the Children’s Aid Society of

New York, and the Princeton Day School. Moving to Princeton in 1964, she became very active in community and cultural affairs. As a founding member of McCarter Associates, she later received trustee emeritus status. A highlight was serving as chairwoman of the “The Masked Ball” fund-raiser, known for its elegant black tie attire, fanciful gowns, and exotic masks. Beyond McCarter she supported many other charities, including the Princeton Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, State Museum of New Jersey, Phillips Exeter Academy, YMCA, and the New Jersey Neuropsychiatric Institute. In the 1980s and 1990s Pat opened her home to many of Princeton’s historic house tours. Another deeply held interest was the music program at the Nassau Presbyterian Church, and which she and her husband Bob chaired many music events, including the “Bach Festivals.” She lived in “Wynden, her beloved home in Princeton, for more than 50 years. One of the colonial “Phillips Houses,” Pat protected and preserved its 1743 heritage, winning it local landmark status in 1982. Following a divorce from her first husband, Thomas H. Paine, Pat remarried in 1987 to Robert E. Dougherty, a principal of Stewardson & Dougherty Real Estate. A native of Princeton, Bob was a longtime resident of Library Place. After the marriage, Bob moved into Pat’s home and became Grandpa Bob to her family. Among her survivors she leaves her loving husband; sons Thos and his wife Lisa Paine; John and wife Patty Paine; and Rod and fiancé Li Chen Chang; granddaughters Laura and husband David Schiff; Sarah Paine; and Emily Paine; grandsons Jack and wife Jessi Groves and Evan Paine; nephew Logan and wife Mary Murray, and their children Josh, Caleb and Seth. Three special people to Pat were Cecile Stewart, a friend she spoke to almost every day; Viola Hemsey, a friend who worked for her and Bob for many years; and former assistant and friend Susan Localio. There will be a family gathering to remember Pat on July 9th at their home in Princeton. For information contact her son at thomas In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to Princeton Child Development Institute.


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Green Twp. $360,000 Well-maintained 3BR, 1.5BA ranch home, barn & approx. 12 Acres! HWD floors t/o, central air, 10 KW GENERAC generator. LS# 6803274 Call (609)924-1600 Marketed by Stacy Butewicz

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(908) 359-8131 Ask for Chris tf STORAGE SPACE: 194 Nassau St. 1227 sq. ft. Clean, dry, secure space. Please call (609) 921-6060 for details. 06-10-tf HOME REPAIR SPECIALIST: Interior/exterior repairs, carpentry, trim, rotted wood, power washing, painting, deck work, sheet rock/ spackle, gutter & roofing repairs. Punch list is my specialty. 40 years experience. Licensed & insured. Call Creative Woodcraft (609) 586-2130 06-17-16 NASSAU STREET: Small Office Suites with parking. 390 sq. ft; 1467 sq. ft. Please call (609) 921-6060 for details. 06-10-tf


Comfort and convenience in a serene location minutes from Princeton in the Princeton Walk enclave. Living room/dining room, kitchen, family room, 4 bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths. Indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and basketball courts, fitness room, clubhouse, walking and bike paths. S. Brunswick Twp. with a Princeton address - Carefree living at its best. $510,000

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PIANO FOR SALE: Sohmer 45-5 Professional Upright with bench. Ebonized finish. Built for heavy use. (609) 921-6136. 06-15 LAWRENCE TWP WITH PRINCETON ADDRESS: Spacious, lovely 3 bedroom house for rent on Historic estate. LR/DR w/ fireplace, sunny & bright updated eat-in kitchen, garage, laundry room, hardwood floors. Lawn maintenance included. No pets, smoke free, $2,000. (609) 683-4802. 06-01-3t PAINTING BY PAUL LLC: Interior, exterior. Wallpaper removal, light carpentry, power washing, deck staining, renovation of kitchen cabinets. Free estimates. Fully insured. Local references. Cell (609) 468-2433. Email 04-27-8t SPACIOUS 1 BEDROOM APT available in Princeton area June 20, 2016. Young working professional preferred. No smoking, very clean & quiet. Please contact (609) 216-6257 or (609) 737-6967. 06-15

FOR SALE – 188 JEFFERSON ROAD Princeton, NJ. 3 BR, 2 bath, Plus Den. Ranch Style, Very Convenient Location, $745,000. Heritage Real Estate, (609) 731-1630. tf PERSONAL ASSISTANT: Caring assistant available to help you with shopping, errands, appointments, events, computer tasks, elder care, companion care. Many years of experience in Princeton area. Excellent references. Call (609) 649-2359. 06-15 LOLIO’S WINDOW WASHING & POWER WASHING: Free estimate. Next day service. Fully insured. Gutter cleaning available. References available upon request. 30 years experience. (609) 271-8860. tf CARPENTRY: General Contracting in Princeton area since 1972. No job too small. Licensed and insured. Call Julius Sesztak (609) 466-0732. tf HANDYMAN: General duties at your service! High skill levels in indoor/outdoor painting, sheet rock, deck work, power washing & general on the spot fix up. Carpentry, tile installation, moulding, etc. EPA certified. T/A “Elegant Remodeling”, Call Roeland (609) 933-9240 or

Make sure to advertise in the TOWN TOPICS to let everyone know! (609) 924-2200 ext 10 (deadline Tues @ noon) tf GIANT MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Saturday June 18th from 8-12, 14 Pelham Street off Harrison. Antiques, kitchen items, furniture, grandfather clock, retro toys & collectibles. 06-15 TWO FAMILY MOVING SALE: Saturday June 18th, 9-3. 160 Carter Road. Chairs, antiques, toys, Legos, tools, household items, collectibles, glass, costume jewelry, games, Christmas plates, clothes, shoes & scarves. Garden tools & plants. No early birds! 06-15 YARD SALE: Saturday, June 18th, starting 9 am. 25 MacLean Street, (between Witherspoon & John). Patio furniture including umbrella. Tools, furniture, record albums, CDs, computers, shoes, clothes, toys & more! 06-15

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One of Princeton’s outstanding builders has meticulously crafted this handsome house. First floor features open space for living room, dining, spacious kitchen, breakfast room plus powder room. Upstairs, Master Bedroom, Master Bath, with soaking tub, 3 additional bedrooms, for a total of 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Finished basement, two-car garage and fireplace. In a most convenient Princeton location. $1,219,000 Virtual Tour:

MOVING SALE: Saturday June 18th from 12 to 4 pm. 142 Winant Road, Princeton, (by the Hun School). 06-15

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PRINCETON MOVING SALE: 321 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton. Friday & Saturday June 17 & 18 from 9:30-3:30. Beautiful home. House filled with designer furniture; Orly, Restoration Hardware, Bungalow, Crate & Barrel, Jonathan Adler, Mecox. High end accessories, outdoor furniture, pool house. All priced to sell. Photos can be seen on, MG Estate Services. 06-15

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LAKEFRONT PROPERTY IN PRINCETON is at a premium, especially one with a dock and an amazing design pedigree! We are proud to present the only known residential collaborative design by Robert Venturi and William Short, two architects who combined their skill and their friendship to create a masterpiece of understated elegance and harmony. Built in 1960 for Robert H. Taylor, this home is of modernist design, set back from the street; a perfect example of “less is more”. Built to an extraordinary standard with brick exterior, concrete and steel floor system, and metal clad expanses of glass, it unfolds, petal-like, as you proceed through the house. Privacy is paramount as you enter this residence, with no hint of what lies behind the entry wall. Take a few steps, and dramatic lake views unfold, acting as the backdrop for the elegantly scaled interior spaces. Two private wings flank the public spaces. The living room is over twelve feet high, having floor to ceiling windows overlooking Lake Carnegie. Custom crafted mahogany shelves were built in both the living room and family room/study to hold Mr. Taylor’s extensive collection of books (7000, to be exact!). The living room fireplace has stunning period tile surround, and there is access to the double terrace. These features combine to make this room the sweet spot of the house. It is clear that the warmth and clarity of design generated by the close relationship between the architect’s and their client created one very special residence. Mr. Taylor, himself an interesting story, graduated from Princeton in 1930 with a degree in architecture, and knew of Robert Venturi and Bill Short through his connection with the University. Mr Venturi and Mr Short were classmates in the Architecture department at Princeton, and Mr. Taylor convinced these young architects to design his home on Lake Carnegie, which they did. Virtually every room has a lake view that is hard to beat, and the lot itself slopes ever so slightly, creating easy access and entry to the lake, whether for boating or skating. You may not know that, unless a property already has a dock, one cannot be added! You also may not realize how unusual it is to have a lot that seamlessly merges with the water---no terracing needed here! Offered by it’s second owner, this could be the chance of a lifetime to own such a piece of history! $2,100,000

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41 • TOWN TOPICS, PRINCETON, N.J., WEDNESDAY, JuNE 15, 2016 Listed by Robin Wallack • Direct dial 683-8505 or 924-1600 ext. 8505 •

Here is a sought after Madison model in Princeton Walk. With the Master bedroom on the first floor, you are in for some easy living. Large rooms, fireplace, premium location, and gorgeous oak floors combine to make this one of the best values in this popular South Brunswick community. Freshly painted and ready for you to move right in, this property is light and airy, with a rounded stairway to the second floor, and a large basement. There is also a study on the first floor. Laundry on the main level, and open floor plan combine to make this one super house. Great $500,000 house with a Princeton address.

Beautifully positioned on a lovely lot in Hopewell’s Lake Baldwin area, this four bedroom colonial is the perfect combination of traditional and contemporary style. Two storey entry opens into the charming living room, having recessed lights, and the dining room, with coffered ceiling, is terrific. The two storey family room is certainly a focal point of the house, with unbelievable windows running the length and height of the entire room, and a lovely fireplace. There is a custom deck, complete with architectural embellishments and playful pergola. An eat-in kitchen, with breakfast bar and plenty of room for a separate table, has beautiful oak floor! Upstairs, there is a cool catwalk overlooking the family room, and, on the lower level, is one of the best finished rooms we’ve ever seen. Whether you are looking for a man-cave, a movie room, or a playroom, this is a winner! $649,900

WONDERFUL COLONIAL in FOXCROFT offers every creature comfort and amenity. The moment you enter this 2 story home, you will notice the oak floors, the amazing family room, having immediate access to the custom terrace, and the incredible kitchen. This is surely a chef’s kitchen, having top-of-the-line appliances, granite counters, and custom tiling. There is a separate breakfast room, which you will certainly use for all your family meals, not just breakfast. Check out the inside Jenn-Air electric grill for winter bar-b-ques! What fun! On the first level, there is also a private study, living room with wood-burning fireplace, and large TV room. Upstairs, the Master bedroom has a sybaritic bath, complete with heated floor! As well, one of the other bedrooms has it’s own loft. Three car $735,000 garage, as well. Lawrence Township with a Princeton address.

Spacious colonial has all the rooms you need and all the space you want! Beautiful hardwood floors, two fireplaces, and a delightful in-ground pool set the stage for easy living. Large living room, formal dining room and family room right off the kitchen make this house so easy to live in. Sliding glass doors lead from the family room to the generous deck overlooking the professionally planted grounds and pretty pool. Four bedrooms are found upstairs, and a secret staircase from one of the bedrooms leads to a “bonus room”, perfect for a suite effect for a lucky teen, guest, inlaws, or aupair. Your “call”! On the lowest level, the finished basement is a real treat, with a study, sauna and more. Amazing value in Princeton.

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With references, available in the Princeton area. (609) 216-5000 tf APARTMENT NEEDED: A student couple looking for a petfriendly apartment walking distance to Princeton Train Station or Princeton Junction Train Station, from July to end of August. Contact (609) 3758040. 06-15-2t OFFICE SPACE TO RENT July 1 in The Princeton Professional Park on Ewing Street in Princeton. 580 Sq Ft suite with ample free parking in clean & well maintained atrium building. Call (609) 921-6610 for more information. 06-08-3t LAWRENCEVILLE TOWNHOuSE: FOR RENT. Corner unit. 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Pool/Tennis. All appliances available. Call (609) 216-0092. $1,495/mo. plus utilities & CC fee. 06-08-3t APARTMENT FOR RENT: 1 BR in Princeton. Spacious, bright apartment. Walk to Nassau Street & University. $2,000/mo. Gas, electric & parking included. Available August 1, 2016. (609) 947-3009 or (609) 4979357. 06-15-2t PET SITTING: ‘Comfort & Joy Pet Service’ in your home. Advocating that no animal experience anxiety. Call or email or (609) 649-0084. 06-08-3t HOME OFFICE & ACADEMICS ASSISTANT AVAILABLE: MA Degree holder & prospective PhD applicant available for home/office assistance & academic support (ages 7 & above) in the Princeton area. May also assist with babysitting (ages 7 & above) & family errands. Excellent Resume & References available. Please call Annie: (609) 414-2835. 06-15-3t TIRED OF AN OFFICE PARk? Office space available in historic building overlooking Carnegie Lake. Princeton address. Furnished or unfurnished. Newly renovated. Free parking. Conference room, kitchenette, receptionist included. Friendly, professional atmosphere. Contact Liz: (609) 514-0514; 06-15-3t LAWN MAINTENANCE: Prune shrubs, mulch, cut grass, weed, leaf clean up and removal. Call (609) 9541810. 04-06/06-29 HOuSECLEANING: Experienced, English speaking, great references, reliable with own transportation. Weekly & bi-weekly cleaning. Green cleaning available. Susan, (732) 8733168. 06-01-8t

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HOuSE IMPROVEMENTS , Construction, Repairs, Painting, by local Princeton contractor. Reliable, insured, reasonably priced. Estimates upon request. Contact or call (609) 468-6044. 06-08-4t HOuSE CLEANING: Polish woman with experience. Good references. English speaking. Please call Iwona at (609) 947-2958. 06-15-4t TOWN TOPICS CLASSIFIEDS GETS TOP RESuLTS! Whether it’s selling furniture, finding a lost pet, or having a garage sale, TOWN TOPICS is the way to go!

THE MAID PROFESSIONALS: Leslie & Nora, cleaning experts. Residential & commercial. Free estimates. References upon request. (609) 2182279, (609) 323-7404. 04-06/09-28 NEED SOMETHING DONE? General contractor. Seminary Degree, 18 years experience in Princeton. Bath renovations, decks, tile, window/door installations, masonry, carpentry & painting. Licensed & insured. References available. (609) 477-9261. 03-09-17 AWARD WINNING SLIPCOVERS Custom fitted in your home.

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J.O. PAINTING & HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Painting for interior & exterior, framing, dry wall, spackle, trims, doors, windows, floors, tiles & more. Call (609) 883-5573. 05-25-17 JOES LANDSCAPING INC. OF PRINCETON Property Maintenance and Specialty Jobs Commercial/Residential Over 30 Years of Experience •Fully Insured •Free Consultations Email: joeslandscapingprinceton@ Text (only) (609) 638-6846 Office (609) 216-7936 Princeton References •Green Company HIC #13VH07549500 05-04-17 BuYING ALL WATCHES, diamonds, antiques, artwork, coins, jewelry, military, old trunks, clocks, toys, books, furniture, carpets, musical instruments, etc. Serving Princeton for over 25 years. Free appraisals. Time Traveler Antiques and Appraisals, (609) 924-7227. 04-20/07-06 PRINCETON OFFICE/ RETAIL FOR LEASE: 220 Alexander Road. Approx. 1,000 SF, High Profile Location, On Site Parking. $2,500 includes all utilities. Weinberg Management, (609) 9248535. 04-27-tf SuPERIOR HANDYMAN SERVICES: Experienced in all residential home repairs. Free Estimate/References/ Insured. (908) 966-0662 or www. 05-04/07-27

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ESTATE LIQuIDATION SERVICE: I will clean out attics, basements, garages & houses. Single items to entire estates. No job too big or small. In business over 35 years, serving all of Mercer County. Call (609) 306-0613. 07-31-16 04-06-17 SPRING CLEAN uP! Seeding, mulching, trimming, weeding, lawn mowing, planting & much more. Please call (609) 637-0550. 03-30-17 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. 08-12-16 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. 07-31-16

WE BuY CARS Belle Mead Garage (908) 359-8131 Ask for Chris tf STORAGE SPACE: 194 Nassau St. 1227 sq. ft. Clean, dry, secure space. Please call (609) 921-6060 for details. 06-10-tf HOME REPAIR SPECIALIST: Interior/exterior repairs, carpentry, trim, rotted wood, power washing, painting, deck work, sheet rock/ spackle, gutter & roofing repairs. Punch list is my specialty. 40 years experience. Licensed & insured. Call Creative Woodcraft (609) 586-2130 06-17-16 NASSAu STREET: Small Office Suites with parking. 390 sq. ft; 1467 sq. ft. Please call (609) 921-6060 for details. 06-10-tf

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RESIDENTIAL RENTALS: Princeton – $4000/mo. 4 BR, 2.5 bath house, LR, DR, kitchen. Great location. AVAILABLE SOON. Princeton – $3600/mo. Charming 3 BR, 2 bath house on beautiful farm not far from town center. Available now. Princeton – $2400/mo. 1 BR, 2 bath apartment. FULLY FURNISHED. Available immediately. All prospective tenants must be interviewed by listing agent. Montgomery Twp–$2400/mo. Princeton address FULLY FURNISHED 3 BR, 2.5 bath. Detached end unit Townhouse in Montgomery Woods. 1st floor bedroom suite. Available now through June 1, 2017.

Make sure to advertise in the TOWN TOPICS to let everyone know! (609) 924-2200 ext 10 (deadline Tues @ noon) tf GIANT MuLTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Saturday June 18th from 8-12, 14 Pelham Street off Harrison. Antiques, kitchen items, furniture, grandfather clock, retro toys & collectibles. 06-15 TWO FAMILY MOVING SALE: Saturday June 18th, 9-3. 160 Carter Road. Chairs, antiques, toys, Legos, tools, household items, collectibles, glass, costume jewelry, games, Christmas plates, clothes, shoes & scarves. Garden tools & plants. No early birds! 06-15

Princeton – $1800/mo. 2 BR, 2 bath apartment. Rent includes HW & 1 parking space. Available now. Princeton – $1650/mo. Studio + kitchen & porch. Rent includes heat, hot water & 1 parking space. Available August 6, 2016. Princeton – $1500/mo. 1 BR, 1 bath apartment, LR, kitchen, Available now.

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Geological & environmental consulting firm seeks enthusiastic individual to provide assistance with field & office work. Responsibilities include assisting with soil & groundwater sampling, water-level monitoring, field testing; coordinating with laboratory & drilling subcontractors; summary of field & laboratory analytical data; & assisting with report preparation. The ideal candidate would be pursing a BS degree in Geology or Environmental Science & possess excellent writing skills & proficiency with business software applications. Office located adjacent to Princeton Junction train station. Send resume to jnippins@princetongeoscience. com 06-15-4t



PRINCETON MOVING SALE: 321 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton. Friday & Saturday June 17 & 18 from 9:30-3:30. Beautiful home. House filled with designer furniture; Orly, Restoration Hardware, Bungalow, Crate & Barrel, Jonathan Adler, Mecox. High end accessories, outdoor furniture, pool house. All priced to sell. Photos can be seen on, MG Estate Services. 06-15



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LAWRENCE TWP WITH PRINCETON ADDRESS: Spacious, lovely 3 bedroom house for rent on Historic estate. LR/DR w/ fireplace, sunny & bright updated eat-in kitchen, garage, laundry room, hardwood floors. Lawn maintenance included. No pets, smoke free, $2,000. (609) 683-4802. 06-01-3t PAINTING BY PAuL LLC: Interior, exterior. Wallpaper removal, light carpentry, power washing, deck staining, renovation of kitchen cabinets. Free estimates. Fully insured. Local references. Cell (609) 468-2433. Email 04-27-8t SPACIOuS 1 BEDROOM APT available in Princeton area June 20, 2016. Young working professional preferred. No smoking, very clean & quiet. Please contact (609) 216-6257 or (609) 737-6967. 06-15 HOME HEALTH AIDE: 25 years of experience. Available mornings to take care of your loved one, transport to appointments, run errands. I am well known in Princeton. Top care, excellent references. The best, cell (609) 356-2951; or (609) 751-1396. 05-25-4t

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In a most convenient Princeton location. (S-2 zone) this freestanding 4,527 sf building, built in 2008 with distinctive architectural features plus every efficient modern amenity. On .46 acres, it has outstanding local exposure, parking for 25 cars and is ideal for office, bank, or retailer. Virtual Tour:

Call A. Pennacchi and Sons, and put that water problem to rest!

Mercer County's oldest waterproofing co. est. 1947 Deal directly with Paul from start to finish.


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NEW IN ChERRY vaLLEY mONTgOmERY TWP., The Best of Cherry Valley, light, bright and updated 4 BR, 2.1 BA home. Close to Princeton & the amenities of the Cherry Valley Country Club. $749,000

PRINCETON, Close to schools, University and walking distance to downtown. This home offers an inviting front porch, 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. A must see. $699,000

deboarah Coles 609-902-6443 (cell)

Ingela Kostenbader 609-902-5302 (cell)



PRINCETON, Big surprises await you at this architect designed arts & craft 4 BR, 3 BA ranch on over 2 acres. Features great rm with cathedral ceiling & fireplace, kitchen with upgraded appliances & granite. $930,000

PRINCETON, This Georgian-style, single, detached unit in Governors Lane has 4 bedrooms, 3 full- and 2-half baths, master suite, living room with gas fireplace, dining room with chair rail & large kitchen. $1,200,000

Beatrice Bloom 609-577-2989 (cell)

Beatrice Bloom 609-577-2989 (cell)


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PRINCETON, This 5 BR, 5 full- and 2-half BA home is one of the largest in Ettl Farm. Located on a beautiful location with in-ground pool & large deck, has many upgrades & finished basement. $1,630,000

sKILLmaN, Offering views of the green from almost every window, home has 5 BRs, 3.2 BAs, sunken living room, kitchen with SS appliances & great room with fireplace Dir: Country Club Dr. to Maidstone. $1,049,000

Beatrice Bloom 609-577-2989 (cell)

Linda Twining 609-439-2282 (cell)

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9 Alpine Drive, Millstone Twp 5 Beds, 4.5 Baths, $1,399,999

38 Turner Court, Princeton 4 Beds, 4.5 Baths, $995,500

10 Nassau Street | Princeton | 609-921-1411


Donna Reilly & Ellen Calman Sales Associates

24 Haslet Ave, Princeton 4 Beds, 2.5 Baths, $1,300,000


Robin Jackson Sales Associate

20 Station Road, Cranbury Twp 3 Beds, 2.5 Baths, $499,000

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22 Fountayne Lane, Lawrence Twp 4 Beds, 2.5 Baths, $449,000


Susan Gordon Sales Associate

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