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The Windsors & Plainsboro Area Life Pages 17-20 PCV Celebrates Scholarship Winners . . . 5 Fieldwood Manors Ash Trees to Get Treated . . . 9 Princeton Summer Theater Presents Appropriate . . . . . . . 14 Things That Make Life Worth Living . . . . . . . 15 PU Grad Klausner Helps U .S . Softball to Gold at Maccabiah Games . . . 24 PHS Alumna Reilly Emerging as Leader for Lehigh Field Hockey . . 27

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Everyone Is Invited To Eclipse Viewing Party On Palmer Square It was standing room only last week in the Community Room at Princeton Public Library, where Princeton University professor Amitava Bhattacharjee was giving a talk on the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse that will unfold over several hours on Monday, August 21. Children were crowded up front, seated on the floor. The adult overflow stood along the walls and the rear of the room. “It was all ages, from 8 to 80,” said public programming librarian Janie Hermann, who planned the event with technology instruction librarian Kelsey Ockert and the University’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences. It is probably safe to assume that the same crowd, along with hundreds of others, will be at Palmer Square on Monday for the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, which starts at 1 p.m. and includes activities at six stations, a countdown clock, and lots of watermelon and Oreo cookies. Why Oreos? “So you can practice making an eclipse with your cookie before you eat it,” said Ms. Hermann, who has been planning the party with colleagues from the library and University since April. “We knew a year ago that this was going to happen, and there was a big push from the entire library community,” she continued. “We wouldn’t be able to do it without our partnership with the astrophysics department of the University, especially Fred Moolekamp and his team. They are doing all of this free of charge.” The physicists will be on hand to answer questions, show demonstrations and models, and prepare the crowd for the spectacle of the moon temporarily blocking the sun as it moves between the Earth and the sun. While Princeton viewers won’t witness the sun being completely covered, as in “totality,” there will still be a show. Only a small swath of the country, extending across 14 states, from the Northwest to Southeast, will be completely darkened. In Princeton, expect about three quarters of the sun to be blocked by the eclipse. The peak is expected about 2:45 p.m., and will last about two minutes. The sun will slowly become visible again after that, and the eclipse should end by 4 p.m. in this part of the country. “This is a unique and historic event,

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Hundreds Join Palmer Square Anti-Hate Rally A diverse crowd of about 250 gathered in Palmer Square Sunday afternoon to show support for the victims of Charlottesville, Va., and to stand up against white supremacy, domestic terrorists, and hate groups in our country. The hastily planned demonstration, along with hundreds more throughout the country, followed Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, where three people were killed and dozens more injured at a gathering of hate groups and domestic terrorists pushing “their hateful message of white supremacy, fascism, antiSemitism, and bigotry,” according to the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO), one of the organizers of the event along with Fatima Mughal, Princeton Marching Forward, Women’s March, Democracy for America, Working Families Party, Resist Here, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, STAND Central NJ, and other Indivisible N.J. groups. “Princeton stands in solidarity with the leadership of Charlottesville, and with all of you, in condemning yesterday’s heinous and racist acts of terrorism by white nationalists,” Councilman Tim Quinn read in a statement from Princeton May-

or Liz Lempert and the Princeton Council, drafted with participation from the Princeton Human Rights Commission. “Like Charlottesville, Princeton is a university town working to overcome racial injustice. We are dedicated to the promotion and guarantee of civil rights for our historically marginalized communities, so that we may be a welcoming commu-

nity that is embraced and strengthened by our diversity.” An array of posters and signs filled the square, expressing such sentiments as “Racism Hurts Everyone,” “Stand Against Hate,” “Black Lives Matter,” “Dignity, Respect & Justice for All,” “Call Evil by Its Name,” and “Reject Hate and Racism.” Continued on Page 11

Princeton Schools Are Redefining Success, And Working to Achieve It On All Fronts Princeton Public Schools (PPS) last week were once again recognized by Niche, a national school-ranking website “highlighting the best places to live and go to school,” as the No. 1 public school district in New Jersey. You might think that Superintendent Steve Cochrane and his staff would be satisfied with that honor, maybe even willing to revel in the acclaim. But no, Mr. Cochrane said, proud as they are to be recognized “for the excellence that we see daily in our schools … and our staff who are dedicated to making our schools places of innovation and care,” PPS has a larger goal.

“We are working as a district to redefine success to include the level of engagement among our students, the equity in our classrooms and curriculum, and how well we are fulfilling our mission to prepare all of our students to lead lives of joy and purpose,” he wrote. Amidst local concerns, which occasionally erupt into political squabbles or even court cases, on such issues as stress, overcrowding, racism, and budget tightening, Mr. Cochrane is determined to keep the district’s eyes on the big issues. “My role is to stay true to the strategic plan and the mission,” he said, reiterating the five key goals of the plan: Continued on Page 8

STANDING IN SOLIDARITY: About 250 people gathered in Palmer Square on Sunday afternoon to show their support for the victims of Charlottesville and make their voices heard, taking to heart the words of Martin Luther King Jr., quoted by Assemblywoman Liz Muoio: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” (Photo by Charles R. Plohn)

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A Community Bulletin Princeton Farmers Market: On Hinds Plaza outside Princeton Public Library, shop local produce, baked goods, and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, August 17. Summer Courtyard Concert Series: At Princeton Shopping Center, North Harrison Street, the West Philadelphia Orchestra, a gypsy fusion band, performs Thursday, August 17 from 6-10 p.m. Free. Baby Boot Camp: This stroller-based fitness program is held on Palmer Square Green, weather permitting, Friday, August 18 from 9-10 a.m. Free. Screening: The film Moana is on the big screen Friday, August 18 at 8:30 p.m. on Palmer Square Green. Bring chairs and blankets. Free. Carnival Family Fun Day: At Knowledge Beginnings of Princeton, 450 College Road East, find balloon artists, cotton candy, face painting, pony rides, games, and ice cream Saturday, August 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Historic Princeton Walking Tour: On Sunday, August 20 from 2 to 4:30 p.m., tour downtown Princeton and the University campus. Tickets are $7. Tour begins at the Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street. This event is presented by the Historical Society of Princeton. Solar Eclipse Viewing Party: On Monday, August 21 from 1-4 p.m. at Palmer Square, Princeton University’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences and Princeton Public Library present this event, at which protective glasses and snacks will be provided. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Solar Eclipse Gathering: On Monday, August 21 from 1:20 to 4 p.m., at the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton Observatory in Washington Crossing State Park (New Jersey side), view the eclipse through telescopes with H-alpha and solar filters. Park at the nature center or nearby soccer fields.


SEASON -SEASON SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SUCCESS: Princeton Community Village celebrated winners of New Jersey Affordable Housing Management Association (JAHMA) and National Affordable Housing Association (NAHMA) scholarships. From left are Mary Ebong, Daniel Hanna, JAHMA and NAHMA Scholarship Foundation administrator Bruce Johnson, Princeton Community Housing Executive Director Ed Truscelli, Jonas Daniecki, Thundar Tun, and Katherine Thompson. Not pictured are Alana Chmiel and Harsh Raythattha. (Photo Courtesy of PCV)

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Seven talented Princeton Community Village (PCV) students have won scholarships from the New Jersey Affordable Housing Management Association (JAHMA) and the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA). In a ceremony earlier this month, Bruce Johnson, administrator of the JAHMA

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Police Blotter On August 8, at 9:14 a.m., a 23-year-old male from Flemington was charged with possession of a CDS and drug paraphernalia subsequent to a motor vehicle stop on Mercer Street for a seatbelt violation. On August 9, at 9:37 p.m. a victim reported that sometime between August 5 and 9 someone stole a BOMAG asphalt roller from its staging area on the 300 block of Nassau Street. The value of the loss is $40,000. On August 9, at 4:39 p.m., a victim reported that sometime on August 5 someone cut and stole copper piping valued at $3,000 from the basement of a Crestview Drive home. On August 10, at 7: 03 p.m., McC af f rey’s ma n agement reported that a 21-year-old male employee from Hamilton was charged with stealing $200. Further investigation revealed that a total of $19,590 had been taken since January 1, 2017. On August 10, at 7:14 p.m., a female victim reported that at 9:10 a.m. she was walking on Mercer Street when an unidentified Hispanic male between 30 and 40 years of age approached her from behind and grabbed her buttocks. He pushed her, causing her to fall and he ran on Mercer Street and turned onto Springdale Road. The suspect is described as 5’5” tall with short hair that was spiked on top and he was wearing a blue T-shirt with two buttons or dots on the front near the collar. Anyone who may have been in the area of Mercer and Springdale Road between 9 and 9:30 a.m. is asked to contact Detective Holly Arana at (609) 921-2100, ext. 1834 if they witnessed this incident or observed any activity that may aid in the investigation. On August 10, at 2:25 a.m., a 41-year-old male from Plainsboro was charged with DWI subsequent to a motor vehicle stop on Hodge Road for unclear license plates. On August 11, at 1: 08 a.m., a 24-year old male from Robbinsville was charged with DWI subsequent to a motor vehicle crash on Red Hill Road.

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“I live in New York City and come down to visit my family most weekends during the summer. I often find delays coming down to Princeton Junction. Mostly the Friday midday trains have been delayed. Something usually happens with a traffic signal around Newark and causes a delay.” —Chris Mangone, New York, N.Y.

“I’ve been driving into the city this summer to avoid any possible delays with the trains. There are multiple signs along the New Jersey Turnpike that clearly state the possibility of delays due to the track work, as well as at the Amtrak Station at New York-Penn Station. I did notice that the 9:25 a.m. local train here was cancelled, so we are now taking the 9:35 express train.” —Sunil Rath, Princeton Junction

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tree cover for people to stay cool, but enough open space to see the eclipse. Palmer Square was the best place because it has trees, a lawn, and enough open space.” The party will go on for three hours as the eclipse progresses. A crossword puzzle, coloring sheets, and other activities will keep children engaged. “The astrophysical department team will line up the kids and recreate the solar system,” Ms. Hermann said. “They have grad students and faculty coming out, and we have teen volunteers.” The event is free and open to the public. “We want people to feel like they were a part of it, even though we are not in the path of totality,” Ms. Hermann said. “It won’t be the whole show, but it will definitely be a show.” —Anne Levin

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we are looking at $1.2 million of tuition falling away annually from the district at a time when we have a two percent cap on our budget. It’s not something we can sustain long-term. The lawsuits are an attempt to keep the conversation going with the people who can make the changes: the legislature, the governor, the commissioner of education.” Claiming to be approaching the end of the “marathon” of litigation, Mr. Cochrane said that he looks forward to opportunities to work together with PCS. Bond Referendum Mr. Cochrane went on to discuss the growth of the district, overcrowding (particularly at the high school), and the need for a facilities bond referendum next March. “Over the next 10 years we’ll see the high school topping 1,700 and the middle school topping 900, but I anticipate that we may also need another elementary school. We have to see how the affordable housing settlement shakes out.” Adding more classrooms, more science rooms, and more space for inter-disciplinary experiences for students, as well as expanding the cafeteria in the high school, are all on the agenda. Also planned is the building of a fifth and sixth grade middle school. “The five-six school will free up space at our elementary schools without having to engage in any kind of redistricting. We’ll free up three or four classrooms at each elementary school, then we’ll free up space at the middle school itself.” The district would like to acquire the Westminster Choir College property contiguous to John Witherspoon Middle School and is currently involved in negotiations with Rider University. “As a district we value Westminster’s legacy as an institution of learning and its significant contributions to our community,” Mr. Cochrane said. “We hope to be able to continue that legacy of learning and innovation through our own students.” In his response to the recognition from Niche as New Jersey’s No. 1 school district, Mr. Cochrane concluded, “At the end of the day, a ranking is a meaningful recognition of our work, but the measurement we value most is seen in the lives of our students and the varied contributions they are making to state. Some changes need to our world.” be made. With the expansion —Donald Gilpin

and recovery, you actually perform better and improve continued from page one continued from page one more. We’re trying to think wellness and balance, ev- differently about our use of and the library wanted to ery child known, closing the time, which is why the schedmake sure that those who achievement gap, innovation ule at the high school will were unable to travel to the in teaching and learning, and change over the next couple path of totality had an opcommunication. of years. portunity to come together Emphasizing that a lot of “We’re creating bigger as a community and learn work revolves around mak- blocks of time for different more about what would be ing sure that every child is types of learning, to create happening that day,” said known and treated as an periods of time within the Ms. Hermann. “We wanted individual, Mr. Cochrane school day and the school to make it memorable for commented, “My role is to year for projects, perforpeople of all ages. We will be a champion of teachers, mance-based learning. Probget to about 77 percent toto applaud and affirm the lems don’t present to us in the tality, and our team at the work they’re doing to keep world in discrete disciplines. University says it should be our kids at the center of this If you’re looking at somea good show.” shifting paradigm in teaching thing like climate change, and learning.” Viewing the eclipse comes there’s science, economics, with certain precautions. He described that shift: sociology, and politics that “It’s a paradigm that’s going all come together. ProblemAstronomy exper ts warn to go beyond simply getting based learning would be an people not to look directly students into top colleges oppor tunity for students at the eclipse — before, durand really stay true to the to identify a problem that ing, or after — unless they mission of preparing our is meaningful to them and are wearing proper eclipse kids to lead lives of joy and use their research, writing, glasses, with the right kind purpose as knowledgeable, and critical thinking skills of solar filters. Forgoing the creative, and compassionate to develop meaningful soluspecial glasses can result in citizens of a global society.” tions.” serious damage to the retina. He referred to a recent The Stanford survey inExperts advise using glasses Stanford University survey dicated that in many cases that have a logo resembling that reported high levels of students were much more ena globe, and the let ters stress, low levels of joyful gaged in after-school activiengagement with learning, ties — clubs, debate, Model and serious sleep depriva- United Nations and others — tion among Princeton High than in their class work. “We School (PHS) students. “A lot want kids to work hard. We of our high school students want them to be challenged, were just ‘doing school.’ we want them to push themThey were working hard, selves with that sense of exbut they did not have the citement about learning, that affective engagement. They joy that should be there in weren’t loving their work. the schools,” Mr. Cochrane Only 15 percent reported be- said. We can increase the riging fully, cognitively, and af- or and challenge and learnfectively engaged with their ing for kids, and make them learning.” well at the same time. It’s not He continued, “We’re all one or the other.” stressed, and we know we Mr. Cochrane added that learn better when we’re not “another layer” to the issue stressed, so we’re taking a of engagement is for the cue from what we’ve learned students “to have a sense in the world of sports. If a of purpose and come away AN OVERFLOW CROWD: Excitement about the upcoming solar eclipse made for a packed house period of intense practice, from their experience with BOULEVARD at the first of two lectures, held at Princeton Public Library. 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There is something visually satisfying about an avenue, or allee, of trees leading into a neighborhood. But planting trees of the same species in such close proximity can be asking for trouble. In Princeton, that trouble is in the form of the emerald ash borer, the metallic green beetle that has the potential to destroy nearly all of the town’s ash trees. Residents of the Fieldwood Manors development off Cherry Valley Road are fortunate, because the ash trees that line the road into the neighborhood have been targeted for treatment. Princeton Council approved a resolution on August 7 to hire Robert Wells Tree and Landscape, Inc. for the job. “People like the formal look of having the same tree planted close to the street, and unfortunately, the builder at Fieldwood was allowed to plant close to 80 of the ash trees,” said Lorraine Konopka, the town’s arborist. “But when you get an insect or a disease, anywhere with close proximity sets you up. Unless it’s an arboretum or some kind of high profile, lush setting where you can actually manage and treat the trees, you’re in trouble.” There are other developments in and around Princeton that have ash trees, but they are “not so lucky,” Ms Konopka said. One of the residents of Fieldwood has been fertilizing the trees, so they are in good enough condition to make treatment an option. “I do have other developments in town that have trees in terrible condition, and we have to take them down.” Ms. Konopka will paint a green dot on each of the trees that are going to be injected with pesticide. Letters will be mailed to those who have ash trees in front of their houses. She hopes the job will be completed by the end of September. The pesticide will be injected into the base of the trees through small, drilled holes. “That way, there is limited exposure,” Ms. Konopka said. “It can take from 15 to 30 minutes. Once you’re done, and you remove the apparatus, the tree is going to heal over that wound.” Inventory indicates there are close to 1,900 ash trees in Princeton’s right of way, and that figure does not include parks or private property. “So we have neighborhoods in town, on Lake Drive and Riverside, any where near water, that might have yards with dozens of ash trees,” Ms. Konopka said. “I’ve been telling people, they need to pay attention and decide which of the trees they love. They [those to be saved ] have to be healthy and in good shape. If it’s not really a pictureperfect specimen, it is not

worth investing sometimes a couple hundred dollars to protect it.” How long will the treated trees survive? “There is a lot of information out there. Fifteen years of scientific research tells us that if you do nothing, you will lose them all. But if trees are healthy, you’re able to preserve them at least for a while. The idea is that you try to hold onto them as long as you can,” she said. Ms. Konopka urges those interested in offering assistance to visit for information about the Adopt an Ash program, which allows residents to pay for a licensed tree service to treat a public ash tree. Alternately, people can contribute to the town’s Tree Fund for ash tree treatment or for the planting of new trees to replace those removed. —Anne Levin

New Board Chair Named By Mercer United Way

Un ited Way of G reater Mercer Count y ( U WG MC ), a nonprofit organization t hat improves t he f i n a n c i a l s t ab i l i t y, s e l fsufficiency, and health of Mercer County residents, an nou nced recent ly t hat J e n n i f e r Wo o d s o f t h e Rob er t Wo o d Joh ns on Fo u n d at i o n h a s b e c o m e the new chair of the board of directors. M s. Wo o d s j o i n e d t h e Rob er t Wo o d Joh ns on Foundation in 2014 as the staff development officer. In this role, she is tasked with improving organizational effectiveness by working with leadership to understand business challenges /skills gaps, and to determine and then implement strategies to address the learning needs of the organization. P rev iously, Ms. Woo ds was an associate program manager of training with Rutgers University School of Social Work New Jersey Ch i ld S upp or t I n s t it ute. Her career in learning and development spans more t h a n 25 ye a r s, a n d s h e has held numerous training and development roles in both corporate and nonprofit organizations. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Douglass College / Rutgers Un ivers i t y a n d a m a s te r’s d e gree from Montclair State University. A New Jersey native, she lives in Nor th Br u nsw ick w it h her hus band, Christopher Woods, and their son. Ms. Woods replaces Scott Nelson, who ser ved a s t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n ’s board chair for three ye ar s. Ms. Wo o d s has s er ved as a board mem ber of the United Way of Greater Mercer County for the last t wo years and is excited to guide the orga-

nization through a strategic planning process, “I’m thrilled to be leading the U n i t e d Wa y o f G r e a t e r Mercer County during this transition phase where we will determine how we can best ser ve our community,” she said. In addition, several members of the board of directors have finished t h e ir te r m s. T h e Un ite d Wa y o f G r e a t e r M e r c e r County thanks the followi ng i n d iv idua ls for t h e ir many years of ser vice : Vito Mastro, Mat t hew Graglia, Michael Conlan, and Thomas Romano.

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Calendar Wednesday, August 16 1 p.m.: Princeton Senior Resource Center ( PSRC ) presents a screening of The Wrecking Crew, a celebration of the musical work of a group of instrumentalists that provided accompaniment for Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, and Bing Crosby; Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street. 5 p.m.: Alliance Francaise of Princeton hosts a Happy Hour with French conversation at Yankee Doodle Tap Room at the Nassau Inn. RSVP by emailing 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Lecture: Paintings of the Eclipse by

Howard Russell Butler at Princeton Universit y Ar t Museum. The presentation will be delivered by Rachael DeLue, associate professor of art history at Princeton University. Free. 7: 30 p.m . : S c r e e n i n g of Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) at Princeton Garden Theatre. 7:30 p.m.: “Bat Chat” at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, Pa. with TCNJ professor Matthew Wund (rain date is August 17). Admission is $8. 8 p.m.: Meeting, Princeton Country Dancers at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive in Princeton. Thursday, August 17 10 a .m . : M o v i n’ a n d Groovin’ with Miss Amy at the Center Court at MarketFair Mall in Princeton.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Shop local produce and baked go o ds at t he P r i nceton Farmers Market at Hinds Plaza (repeats weekly). 6 to 10 p.m.: The Summer Courtyard Concert Series at Princeton Shopping Center welcomes West Philadelphia Orchestra, a gypsy fusion band. This event is Free. 7 p.m.: Free, Music in the Park at Weeden Park in downtown Lawrenceville. Live music provided by Kindred Spirit. 7:30 p.m.: Screening of Animal House (1978 ) at Princeton Garden Theatre. Friday, August 18 9 to 10 a.m.: Free, Baby Boot Camp stroller-based fitness program on Palmer Square Green (weather permitting). For more information and to register, visit

6 p.m.: Cuban Pig Roast at Rat’s Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture. Get ready for a lively evening of mojitos, ceviche, black beans, Cuban fried chicken, local pork, and more. For reservations, call (609) 584-7800. The cost to attend is $55 per guest. 8:30 p.m.: Free screening of Moana at Palmer Square Green. Guests should bring their own chairs and blankets. Saturday, August 19 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: “Taste a Tomato and Vote For Your Market Favorite” at West Windsor Community Farmers Market at the Princeton Junction Train Station Parking Lot. Over 16 farms and 11 artisan food and natural product vendors are represented.

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10 a.m.: Burrata cheese class at Olsson’s in Palmer Square. All classes are $35 per person. RSVP by calling the store at (609) 9242210. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Knowledge Beginnings of Princeton hosts a Carnival Family Fun Day at Knowledge Beginnings, 450 College Road East in Princeton. Balloon artists, cotton candy, face painting, ice cream, pony rides, and games. Bring a friend for a free tour of the school and receive a prize. Noon to 5 p.m.: Vintage North Jersey Wine & Food Fest ival at Four Sisters Winery in Belvidere. Sample over 75 international, national, and state awardwinning wines from eight North Jersey wineries. Also, food trucks and live entertainment (through Sunday, August 20). Noon to 7 p.m. : San gria Weekends at Terhune Orchards (every Saturday and Sunday throughout August). 2 to 3 p.m.: Free, Highlights Tour at the Princeton University Art Museum (occurs ever y Saturday and Sunday). 2 to 4 p.m.: Free music concert in Palmer Square feat ur ing rock- cou nt r y group, Some Assembly Required. 2 : 30 p.m. : Tea Workshop at Mor ven Museum & Garden. Learn about tea legends, plants that make different teas, steeping procedures, and more. The cost to attend is $25. Register at Sunday, August 20 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Trenton Farmers Market at 960 Spruce Street in Lawrence Township (also, Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the summer). 12:30 p.m.: Screening of Angels in America: Part 1 at Princeton Garden Theatre. 1 p.m.: Free, Princeton University Carillon Concert at the Graduate School, 88 College Road West. 2 to 4:30 p.m.: Historic P r i nce ton Wa l k i ng Tou r of d ow n tow n P r i n c e to n and the Universit y cam pus. Tickets are $7. Tour begins at the Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street. This event is presented by the Historical Society of Princeton.

Monday, August 21 Recycling 1 to 4 p.m.: Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Palmer Square in downtown Princeton. Protective glasses and snacks will be provided at this three-hour event (co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University). 1:20 to 4 p.m.: Solar Eclipse Gathering at AAAP Observatory at Washington Crossing State Park. Telescopes with H-alpha and solar filters will be available. Guests should park at the Nature Center or the nearby soccer fields in order to walk to the observatory. This free event is presented by the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton. 3 to 5 p.m.: Pop In Workshop: Sew Easy presented by the Arts Council of Princeton at 10 Hulfish Street. Free and open to the public. Tuesday, August 22 9:30 a.m.: Read & Pick: Pears at Terhune Orchards, an event for children ages preschool to 8 years that combines storytime and hands-on farm activities. Register in advance at (also at 11 a.m.). 6:30 p.m.: Mediterra Restaurant and Taverna in downtown Princeton matches a four-course tomato inspired dinner with rosé wines. For reservations, call (609) 2529680. The cost to attend is $59 per person. Wednesday, August 23 10 a.m. to noon: Athleta Girl Summer Camp Series at MarketFair in Princeton. Shop the new fall collections, along with crafts/activities. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Pop In Workshop: The Art of Journaling at 10 Hulfish Street and presented by the Arts Council of Princeton. Free. 7:30 p.m.: Kingston Greenways Association presents a screening of Microcosmos at the Yinghua International School, 25 Laurel Avenue in Kingston. Special cameras and microphones depict a bug’s eye view of the world. Guests should bring a lawn chair or cushion. 7: 30 p.m . : S c r e e n i n g of Stage Fright (1950) at Princeton Garden Theatre. Thursday, August 24 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Shop local produce and baked go o ds at t he P r i nceton Farmers Market at Hinds Plaza (repeats weekly).

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The Rev. Robert Moore, executive director of the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action (CPA), expressed his alarm at the events in Charlottesville and at the tepid response to those events from President Trump. “This was an act of domestic terrorism,” Mr. Moore said, “and for the president to say, ‘We’re critical of all sides,’ without specifically condemning the white nationalists or neoNazis, that’s ridiculous.” He continued, “The white nationalists used violence. That’s horrifying. They have the right under the First Amendment to express their views, even though those views are repugnant to me and most Americans, but to say the two sides are equally at fault is throwing out all respect for human rights and for the dignity of all people. This president seems to want to not criticize these people because they’re part of his base.” Commenting on the size and spirit of the crowd, Mr. Moore added, “We felt heartened by the turnout. It was a diverse crowd. We cannot stay silent in the face of this.” Nuclear Threats Mr. Moore’s concerns with President Trump go beyond his response to the violence in Charlottesville. Last Wednesday he issued a statement criticizing the president’s threats to unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if North Korea continues its verbal attacks against the United States. “He sounds like the leader of North Korea — not the

leader of the United States,” said the statement from the CPA, the largest peace group in the region since 1981. “Such reckless and bellicose threats make a horrifying situation far worse, and greatly increase the risk that the U.S. will slide into another war, possibly nuclear,” the statement continued. Advocating diplomacy as the only effective way to de-escalate the crisis, Mr. Moore added, “the UN Security Council just unanimously passed stronger sanctions against North Korea’s nuclear program. We should build on that encouraging diplomatic success.” He added, “Such an approach led to verifiable dismantling of Iran’s nuclear weapons capability in 2015, and could work now.” Mr. Moore noted that the CPA is working in Washington to propose a bill that would restrict the first use of nuclear weapons, allowing only the U.S. Congress to declare war unless the country is under nuclear attack, in which case the president could declare war. “This would democratize our process of declaring wars,” Mr. Moore said. “We’ve been sliding towards a monarchy or dictatorship in terms of foreign policy,” he added. “It’s time to update democracy.” Mr. Mo ore f u r t her expressed his fears that the verbal sparring between North Korea and the White House could result in unintended consequences. “President Trump doesn’t back down. He just keeps doubling down on this,” Mr. Moore said. “The voices of reason are trying to get him to back off on his bombas-

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Clubs K ingston G reenways Association will present a free movie night on Wednesday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Yinghua International School, 25 Laurel Avenue in REJECTING HATE: Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker spoke to the crowd assembled in Palmer Square Kingston. Microcosmos is a Sunday, condemning the white supremacy, racism, and bigotry that led to the loss of three lives one-of-a-kind film that of- and multiple injuries in violence in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. (Photo by Charles R. Plohn) fers a bug’s eye view of the world using specialty camerGet the scoop from as. Guests should bring their own lawn chairs as seating will be in limited supply. For more information, visit www. The Women’s College Club of Pr inceton will meet on Monday, September 18 at 1 p.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church on Terhune Road in Princeton. Jon Lambert, owner of the Princeton Record Exchange, will speak about the history of the store and how it survives in the digital age. This meeting is free and open to “Fine Quality Home Furnishings at Substantial Savings” the public. Town Topics Newspaper now posts Mid-Day Toastmasters 4621 Route 27 Club will meet on Tuesday, videos of all Princeton Municipal Meetings Kingston, NJ S eptember 12 at 11: 30 609-924-0147 a.m. at the Mercer County Library Branch located at Watch local government in 42 Allentown-Robbinsville Mon-Fri 10-6; Road in Robbinsville. RSVP Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 action at by calling Joyce at (609) AmEx, M/C & Visa 585-0822.


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by The Thompson Organization, the Doylestown Arts Festival is the county’s largest two-day outdoor juried arts and crafts show. Creative works from 160 artists include paintings, photography, jewelry, wood and metal work, furniture, pottery, and more. Five stages of live music and interactive demonstrations will be featured throughout town. A variety of dining options are available. “It’s a fabulous weekend in Doylestown,” says Laura T hompson Bar nes, v ice president of The Thompson Organization. “It’s so much fun – the crowds, the exciting Lexus vehicles, the cyclists, the artists. The whole community really comes out to support these events.” For comple te d e t a i ls, spectator information, and more, v isit w w w.Bucks C ou nt y Clas s i a n d ———

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ships. Community health begins with healthy young people, and the HiTOPS Half was created to create awareness, rally suppor t, and raise funds to help them become the best versions of themselves. New to a half marathon? It’s hard, but doable, and there is plenty of time to train. Whether you’re a half marathon veteran who’s looking for a better time, or someone brand new looking for a challenge, achieving your goal begins with just one step. Register today at Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available and very much needed and appreciated. ———

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The Foundation of Morris Hall/St. Lawrence, Inc. Is pleased to present the Philly POPS “Broadway’s Greatest Hits,” with Music Director Michael Krajewski; Broadway performers Christiane Noll, Doug LaBrecque, and Dee Roscioli; and the Voices of the POPS. The concert will be held at the Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket are $35-$90 and can be purchased by calling (215) 893-1999 or online at www.ticketphiladelphia. org. Proceeds are used to benefit the patients and residents of St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center and Morris Hall.

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Family Secrets Erupt in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ “Appropriate”; Princeton Summer Theater Presents Drama by Lewis Center Playwright


rinceton Summer Theater is presenting Appropriate at the Hamilton Murray Theater. Written by Princeton University alumnus Branden JacobsJenkins (who graduated in 2006), this contemporary drama is an apt conclusion to a season that has examined “whether it is better to look to the past for inspiration or to move in the direction of future progress,” as Princeton Summer Theater’s website states. In Pippin, the title character comes of age and anticipates his future. The affluent heroine of Spider’s Web is a fantasist whose comfortable, orderly world permits her to live for the present. By contrast, The Crucible presents conflict as everpresent, using a brutal historical event as an allegory for more recent injustice. Set in the present day, Appropriate develops themes explored by all three of these shows, epitomizing the exploration of tension between generations and eras. Princeton Summer Theater has given audiences a season that can be interpreted as a variation on A Christmas Carol in its interplay between past, present, and future. Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins is capable of sharp, concise dialogue. (“Pardon me, what are you forgiving us for?” a character snaps.) However, Appropriate is equally powerful when it eschews the spoken word, choosing instead to illustrate the passage of time by enveloping the audience in sound and an alternation of light and darkness. This is well executed by Sound Designer Sam Bezilla and Lighting Designer Sydney Becker. Before a word of dialogue is spoken, the audience hears the pervasive song of cicadas. The insect song also is heard by Frank (“Franz”) Lafayette and his fiancée, River Rayner, as they enter a onceelegant but rundown house — through a window. “When you said ‘plantation,’ I thought more … Gone with the Wind,” River complains. This reference echoes The Glass Menagerie: “All everybody talked was Scarlett O’Hara,” remarks the protagonist in Tennessee Williams’ 1944 play. Indeed, Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins openly borrows from several playwrights: “I ended up deciding I would steal something from every play that I liked,” he has remarked, “and put those things in a play and cook the pot to see what happens.” Along with August: Osage County, a 2007 play by Tracy Letts, Appropriate updates the family drama — a genre espoused by Mr. Williams — for a contemporary audience. Arguably, Appropriate also is a response to A Raisin in the Sun. In that 1959 play by Lorraine Hansberry, an African-American family’s hopes center on the purchase of a home. In Appropriate, a white family desperately needs to sell a house. Franz has brought River to his recently deceased father’s Arkansas plantation house after being notified — by a source that is not revealed until late in the story — that his siblings are attempting to pre-

pare the house for an estate sale. Franz’s recently divorced sister Toni already is there with her teenage son Rhys. Bo — the brother of Toni and Franz — is there with his wife Rachael and their children: the teenage Cassidy and her younger brother Ainsley. The interplay between past, present, and future is exemplified by the characters, particularly the women. River is engaged to Franz, and we will discover that she is pregnant. Rachael is married to Bo, and they have children. Toni is divorced, though her marriage produced a son. Similarly, there are three generations: the dead Lafayette patriarch, his children and their families, and his grandchildren. The estranged Lafayette siblings are desperate to sell the house and its contents, to pay off debts incurred by an ill-fated attempt by their father to convert the house into a bed & breakfast. As circumstances threaten the sale and its preparations, an incessant stream of accusations recalls the trials in The Crucible. In its current condition the house is unsuitable for future residents or guests. Joseph Haggerty, who designed the luxurious, symmetrical drawing room for Spider’s Web, has designed a set that is equally elaborate but asymmetrical. Clutter and torn wallpaper indicate the family’s attitude toward the house — and each other. The only similarity to the Spider’s Web set is the presence of a clock in the center of the room. Appropriate can be interpreted as one possible future for descendents of the 1950s family in Spider’s Web. In that play, the prevalent mood is one of amused élan, no matter how dire the circumstances. There is little demonstration of concern for the future, or fear of consequences. The

Lafayette patriarch also appears to have lived day-to-day, leaving his estranged children to settle his affairs. A realtor who arrives to appraise the house, is — in his own way — as probing and inquisitive as the detective in Spider’s Web. Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins, who is African American, explores racial tension in his works. Rachael reveals that she never felt entirely accepted by Bo’s family because she is Jewish. Later, the process of cleaning the house leads to the discovery of a book containing photos of dead African Americans, who apparently have been lynched. Of course, this book immediately becomes a source of contention. First, the question is raised as to why it was in the house, and the extent to which it held meaning for the father. (“Your father was a slave to his upbringing,” Rachael tells Bo.) Then, there is debate as to what should be done with it: should it be thrown away, donated to a museum, or sold? Throughout the play, the family members take turns staring at the book, reacting to the disturbing contents in their own way. This is an eerie answer to The Crucible. The victims of the witch trials are given a minimal opportunity to speak in their defense. Here, the victims of an injustice — indicative of an ugly aspect of American history — are reduced to voiceless abstractions. Under the skillful direction of Tatiana Pandiani, this cast gives consistently layered performances. Just as the script uses more than dialogue, these actors use body language to great effect. The ensemble has excellent chemistry that contradicts — and enhances — the discord between their characters. As Toni, Alex Vogelsang is aggressive

“APPROPRIATE”: Performances are underway for Princeton Summer Theater’s production of “Appropriate.” Directed by Tatiana Pandiani, the play runs through August 20 at Princeton University’s Hamilton Murray Theater. Bo’s wife Rachael (Olivia Levine, right) confronts Franz (Brennan Lowery, left), Toni (Alex Vogelsang, standing), and Bo (Christopher Damen) about their father’s legacy. (Photo by Megan Berry) “Appropriate” will play at the Hamilton Murray Theater in Murray Dodge Hall, Princeton University, through August 20. For tickets and information call (732) 997-0205 or visit

and accusatory. Toni, as the only character who cherishes the memory of her father, is a gatekeeper. Ms. Pandiani’s staging makes this clear by having her sit in front of doors and block other characters’ access to the stairway. Her predominant action entails attack, as she verbally assaults everyone except her son Rhys, with whom she is desperate to connect. By contrast, Olivia Nice is a calming influence as River. She often attempts to restrain or protect other characters, as she puts a comforting arm around Franz after he quarrels with his siblings. As Bo, Christopher Damen’s objective is to defend himself, as he attempts to deflect Toni’s many verbal attacks. He often keeps his arms folded in front of him. Olivia Levine is equally defensive as Rachael, who frequently raises her hand in an attempt to halt the proceedings. To Franz, Brennan Lowery brings a nervous energy, opening and closing his hands. He and Bo both use the sofa, newly cleared of junk, as a refuge on which they attempt not to be part of Toni’s quarrels with other characters. Their objective is to escape confrontation, although Bo is one of Toni’s most frequent sparring opponents. As Rhys, Noah Riley’s motivation also entails avoidance, as he attempts to push Toni away. (It is hinted that Toni did not intend to get pregnant, and has made Rhys feel unwanted in the past, though she spends the play making futile attempts to repair their relationship.) Meagan Raker, by contrast, is breezy and cheerful as Cassidy. The cicada song piques Cassidy’s interest, and her rapid movements resemble those of a bug. Sawyer Berness as Ainsley, and Aidan Gray as the Realtor, complete the talented cast. Costume designer Julia Peiperl has provided the actors with clothes that suit their characters well. Rhys wears a Metallica shirt, while Toni wears a sweat jacket that she does not seem to have finished putting on; she is not particularly comfortable wearing her clothes, just as the family does not enjoy inhabiting the house. Earlier this year the Lewis Center for the Arts, which has named Branden JacobsJenkins as their next Roger S. Berlind Playwright, presented a staged reading of An Octoroon. For the Lewis Center, Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins has written Girls, a contemporary adaptation of Euripides’ The Bacchae. Girls will premiere October 6 at the Wallace Theater in the Lewis Arts Complex. In 2014 Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins won Obie awards for the off-Broadway productions of Appropriate and An Octoroon. ppropriate is an edgy drama for the 21st century, and a worthy continuation of a genre espoused by classics such as The Glass Menagerie and A Raisin in the Sun. With this compelling production of Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins’ contemporary masterpiece, Princeton Summer Theater concludes a well-conceived, successful season. —Donald H. Sanborn III



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Things That Make Life Worth Living — Smiling Through With the Beach Boys and the Rally Cat … I watched Carnie as she sang. I was looking at my daughter and thinking about when she was little; about her sister when she was little; about how I was young then, too; about the cover of Sunflower; about feeling my mom’s hands as she lowered me into the crib. People are beautiful. Life can be, too. —Brian Wilson week after the 72nd anniversary of Hiroshima, with people talking about fall-out shelters again thanks to the blustering president and his North Korean counterpart, i’ve been thinking about what makes life worth living, things like family, pets, comfort food, art and literature, baseball and rock and roll. Maybe you’re feeling good because your team has been on a winning streak. Or because you and your wife shared a path by the lake Saturday with a fawn and a doe and went home to a French film from 1951 about the Land of Lost Memories. Or maybe because you saw a video online of the late Glen Campbell’s daughter Ashley who played beside him onstage during his farewell tour, saying “I just smile at him” when she’s asked what she does to help him sing through the Alzheimer moments. It’s a seductive word, smile. So is the tune “Smile,” from the music Chaplin wrote for the ending of Modern Times, when the gamin played by Paulette Goddard is feeling low and he coaxes a smile from her as they walk down the sunset road of life. In fact, smiling is what this column’s all about. Fifty years ago, after releasing Pet Sounds, which is generally considered one of the greatest rock records ever made (with some help from Glen Campbell, who sang and played guitar on it), Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys produced a curiosity called Smiley Smile. The music on my mind right now, though, is from the 1970 album Sunflower with its cover photograph of the band with their kids, and I’m smiling remembering what it meant to the child who was born six years later. For the first thousand nights of his life, I’d stand in front of the record player with him drowsing in my arms to music that felt like family, as if the Wilson brothers were his California uncles singing lullabies. The same songs that guided him to dreamland almost 40 years ago still give him pleasure in dark times, as they do me when I feel once again the weary beauty of those hours watching him drift into sleep on the swelling motion, ebb and flow and sublime harmonies of “This Whole World,” “Add Some Music to Your Day,” “All I Wanna Do,” “Our Sweet Love,” and “Forever.” The Rally Cat Speaking of things that make life worth living, I’m thinking of a certain cat and its surprise appearance last Wednesday night during a ballgame between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals. I realize that baseball and the Beach Boys may seem an unlikely combination, but when Brian was 17 he thought he might be a major league ball player (“I could run the bases in seventeen seconds and I


had a great arm”), and the grass-stained uniform he wore while playing center field for his high school team in Hawthorne, California is on display in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Back at Busch Stadium, there were smiles all around, 44,000 of them, when a cat appeared on the field in the sixth inning with the Cardinals trailing 5-4, two outs, the bases loaded, and the future Hall of Fame catcher Yadier Molina at the plate. There’s a comic poetry in the unexpected sight of a small animal romping out of nowhere across a bright green floodlit field. Regardless of whose side you’re on, it’s a feel-good moment, makes you smile, maybe laugh, “Hey! Look at that!” It gets even better as a member of the ground crew sprints onto the field and gathers up the cat, hardly more than a kitten, and attempts to carry it off the field. The video online, which went viral, shows a leaping,

ing fragments of the doomed recording session for Smile. Overshadowed by the media hype about what was to have been the Beach Boys’ answer to the Beatles’ recently released Sgt. Pepper, Smiley Smile was mostly ignored or derided and sold poorly in the U.S. in spite of being a playful, quirky, intimate, comfortably listenable piece of work, with a storybook mood set by the cover image of a cottage buried in a Douanier-Rousseau-style jungle, smoke from its chimney spelling out the title, a preview of the cozy, homey spontaneity of the music within. As Brian recalls, “We recorded vocals in the swimming pool …. We got incredible effects with nothing fancy at all.” He also has fond memories of the “low tones” he produced with a white Baldwin organ that “did great things to ‘Heroes and Villains,’ kept it warm.” Smiley Smile also lent some warmth to

swerving, Chaplinesque spectacle because the feline is clawing and biting its captor, a sight that has play-by-play announcers going “Ouch!” and shouting futile advice: “Hold it by the scruff of the neck! Doesn’t the guy know how to carry a cat?” What might have been little more than an amusing interlude becomes the stuff of baseball myth when on the first pitch after the coming of the kitty Molina hits a grand slam home run that puts the Cardinals ahead for good 8-5. Thus the Rally Cat legend is born, energizing Cardinal fans who still cherish life-worth-living memories of 2011’s unlikely championship season, launched when a squirrel dashed across home plate during a decisive playoff game with the Phillies. “Smiley Smile” In September 1967 as the Cardinals were nearing the end of another pennant run, I bought a copy of Smiley Smile in response to the Brian-Wilson-TroubledGenius narrative being perpetuated by the rock press. Smiley Smile had reportedly been cobbled together using the surviv-

our first year of marriage. Listening to it again, I’m thinking how nicely it lives up to its title. A smile is a smile but a smiley smile says “let’s not take things too seriously,” except maybe “Heroes and Villains,” a western tale with VanDyke Parks’s freeform lyrics (“I’m fit with the stuff/to ride in the rough/and sunnydown snuff I’m all right”) and “Good Vibrations,” a rock and roll epic we already knew because it had dominated Top 40 radio much of the year. The cartoon-cute “Vegetables” that follows the Saturday matinee of “Heroes and Villains” is a natural sing-along with Paul McCartney playing bass (so it’s said) and chomping on a stalk of celery. The next piece, “Fall Breaks and Back to Winter (The Woody Woodpecker Symphony),” a deviously inventive instrumental that plays on the cartoon theme, is where you begin to feel everything hanging together and making sense, as if a concept album were falling happily into place without the epic struggle for Significance that doomed Smile.

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For all its playfulness, Smiley Smile can surprise you with art-song moments, as when the vocals bend, turn, shimmer, and tinkle in “Wind Chimes.” To hear “With Me Tonight” after the sonic splendor of “Good Vibrations” is like going from an opera to a love song, from Beethoven to Satie, from June’s Sgt. Pepper to the September song of Smiley Smile. The adolescent energy of “Gettin’ Hungry” almost breaks the spell but not before the pervasive strangeness of the record finds full expression in “Wonderful,” a song about love and life that seems to be holding an army of woe at bay. Bunting for a Hit So here’s this deceptively humble recording seemingly made with no desire to be anything greater than its hushed, whimsical self, and somehow it gently holds its own, sneaks through your defenses, and scores. Brian’s brother Carl once called Smiley Smile “a bunt instead of a grandslam,” and if that metaphor sounds negative, think of it in literary terms: a grandslam would be Moby Dick, a bunt a poem by Emily Dickinson. In the dynamics of baseball, bunts are subtle epiphanies that can change the course of a game; a well executed bunt leaves fielders scrambling helplessly, as if the batter had caught them in an invisible net. Then there’s the suicide squeeze, one of the must exciting plays in baseball, where a surprise bunt brings home a runner from third. Home The wordsmiths who crafted the language of the National Pastime had to know that coming home is one of the things that makes life worth living. Reading Timothy White’s liner notes for the Sunflower CD, I find that Brian Wilson and his brothers Carl and Dennis have roots in the Kansas town where I was born. During his account of “Add Some Music to Your Day,” where music “pours from neighbors’ homes, dentists’ offices, the carts of ice-cream vendors, and the altars of wedding ceremonies,” White describes Wilson family rituals involving the brothers’ 19th-century ancestors in Hutchinson, Kansas. White even went there in 1983 to interview Brian’s 87-year-old great uncle Charlie and other surviving kin. It turns out that these Wilson ancestors played mandolins, fiddles, and pianos, and that during their regular Saturday evening home recitals, they would open the windows so that “passersby on the prairie streets could enjoy the music, too.” ——— une 20 was Brian Wilson’s 75th birthday. The quotes are from his memoir I Am Brian Wilson (DaCapo 2016, with Ben Greenman), which notes that besides playing on the Pet Sounds sessions, Glenn Campbell saved the day by taking over for Brian when he bowed out of the 1964 tour. The St Louis Cardinals are observing Rally Cat Appreciation Day on Sunday, September 10. Proceeds from some ticket sales and Rally Cat t-shirts are going to former Cardinal manager Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation and other local animal shelters. —Stuart Mitchner





conducts the Joyful Noise Mr. Alford stepped down Pen n ing ton S chool. For Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale’s New Directors Choir in Princeton and is this past spring after eleven more information about join-

The Board of Directors of Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale (HVYC) is pleased to announce the appointments of Ingrid Ladendorf as director of the preparatory choir and Jennifer Ghannam as managing director in charge of operations. Ms. Ladendorf lived and taught in Manhattan for 16 years, at The Diller-Quaile School of Music before moving to New Jersey in 2010. At Diller-Quaile, she held positions including: musicianship department head, cur r icu lu m development specialist, undergraduate and graduate level teacher training course instructor. She is currently the early childhood advisor, rug concert program director and summer music institute director. Ms. Ladendorf has several years experience in the preschool classroom HV YOUTH CHORALE WELCOMES NEW DIRECTORS: Hopewell teaching inclusion classes Valley Youth Chorale welcomes (from left) Managing Director for children on the autism natalie Kalibat3-revised.pdf 7/27/17 5:11:51 PM Jennifer Ghannam, Preparatory Choir Director Ingrid Laden- spectr um. She currently dorf, with founding director, Michele Alford.

“The Lewis School was very supportive of me both as a student and as an athlete. My teachers believed in me all the way. It was a great experience. The Lewis School provided such a special and personalized way of learning that helped me to understand my learning differences and build confidence. The skills I developed at Lewis allowed me to maintain a B average at the University of Southern California, something that I would never have dreamed prior to attending Lewis.”

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Class of 2016 University of Southern California The Lewis School of Princeton, 2007 - 2012

an adjunct at The College of New Jersey where she teaches the K-8 Music Education Practicum and serves as a student teaching supervisor. H V YC’s new managing director, Jennifer Ghannam, was born and raised in northern California and landed in New Jersey six years ago by way of Chicago. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Davis and her master of education at DePaul University. Having created her own business, Sticks and Stones Toy Shop in Hopewell, from conception to fruition, Ms. Ghannam comes to HVYC with resourcefulness, organizational skills, and the drive to get things done. Co-founding director, Michele Alford will assume the position of concert choir director, previously held by her husband and co-founding director, William Alford.

years with HVYC. “So much of what HVYC is today is because of Bill’s belief that music nourishes the soul, brings people together, and can truly make the world a better place. Happily, he will continue his passion for choral music as the director of music at both The Pennington School and Pennington Presbyterian Church” said Mrs. Alford. This is an exciting time for HVYC - new choristers, new staff, new music. “We are like kids ourselves at the beginning of each new season,” Ms. Alford reflects. “While there is some change, the mission stays the same: we want to instill strong values in our young people, to challenge our choristers to set high standards for themselves and to discover that, together, their gift of song can transform lives.” The 2017-18 season begins in September 19 with weekly rehearsals at The

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Civil War Songfest at Hamilton Public Library

The Camp Olden Civil War Round Table will meet at Hamilton Township Public Librar y on Thursday, September 7 at 7 p.m. for a Civil War Songfest led by Charlie Zahm. His repertoire will include songs sung during the Civil War by soldiers who came from Ireland and Scotland. Notably, both Union and Confederate armies had large numbers of Irish brigades and regiments who popularized such music. Blessed with a baritone voice, Mr. Zahm is a well-known singer of Celtic, Maritime, and American traditional music. The event is free. The Camp Olden Civil War Roundtable operates the Civil War and Native Museum in Hamilton, which is open to the public on the second and third weekends of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit Hamilton Township Public Library is located at 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Drive in Hamilton.

Richard Tang Yuk Voices Chorale Auditioning For New Singers

Richard Tang Yuk, Voices Chorale’s new artistic director, is looking for altos, basses, baritones, and tenors for the 2017-18 Season. Auditions will be held in early September. Voices Chorale rehearses Monday evenings at Music Together, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road in Hopewell. To schedule an audition, email Dr. Susan Evans at drsevans@ Voices Chorale is an auditioned, semiprofessional com m u n it y chor u s w it h members from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Recognized nationally as an award winning community chorus, Voices Chorale and its ensemble group Sotto Voce has offered singers the opportunity to perform outstanding choral works at a high artistic level. To learn more about the Chorale, visit Dr. Richard Tang Yuk, Voices’ new artistic director, is a licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (U.K.) and holds degrees in conducting from the Mannes College of Music, New York, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. With over 35 years of experience in opera and choral music, Dr. Tang Yuk has overseen artistic programming at The Princeton Festival since its inception and is at the core of its creative planning and vision.

A Variety of Wildlife, Plants, and Trails Are at the 1,000-Acre Plainsboro Preserve


he Plainsboro Pre serve is a treasure! Located at 80 Scotts Corner Road in Plainsboro, it contains 1,000 acres, which support a diversity of wildlife, and includes one of the largest lakes in the area, along with a variety of hiking trails. Established in 2003, it is a collaboration of Plainsboro Township, Middlesex County, and New Jersey Audubon. Available to the public at no charge, it is open year-round. “We are working on ways to connect people with nature. In some cases, people have lost that connection today,” explains Nancy Fiske, sanctuary director of the preserve. “Our focus is New Jersey birds and animals. As a preserve, we have protected land — that is, protected for wildlife and plant life. lt is designated preserved space. Also, among our diversity of plant life, we have more than 10 species of rare or endangered species, including the majestic southern twayblade orchid.” Protected Land Ms. Fiske adds that in New Jersey 50 percent of the land is protected, including

farmland and open space. In addition to the 55-acre lake, the preserve includes more than five miles of trails, ranging from the wide lakeside trail to wet meadows to forested beech tree trails. The difficulty level ranges from easy to moderate, offering enjoyable hiking experiences for many people. A wonderfully scenic lake and a favorite attraction at the preserve, Lake McCormack dates to the 1960s, when McCormack Sand and Gravel Company began mining on the property. After only a few years, the mining operation hit a spring, and the area began to flood. As the mining program dwindled, water filled what is now the lake. It is home to many species of water fowl, and wading birds, as well as fish, turtles, frogs, beavers, muskrats, and otters. In its 14 years of operation, the preserve has become a popular site for people of all ages to spend time in its splendid natural setting. Individuals and families come to hike the trails, see the birds and animals, and enjoy the Rush Holt Environmental Educational

Center, which contains exhibits, small animals, fish, amphibians, and reptiles, a library, and a nature-focused gift shop. School children and Boy and Girl Scouts also visit the preserve to participate in projects, work on badges relating to New Jersey wildlife and natural environments, and enjoy bird watching and other programs. In addition, day camp for children of various ages, starting at 4 years old, is available throughout the summer. Nature camps for 4- and 5-year-olds include stories about a local animal, hands-on activities. short hikes, and a craft. For kids in first through third grade, Terrific Turtles and Toads includes a close-up look at snakes, salamanders, frogs, and fish in their natural habitats. Survival Skills Special mixed-age camps for grades one through six feature a focus each day on different animals that live in the preserve, and explores their habitat and habits: how they live, what they eat, and how they are particularly TAKING A BREAK: These painted turtles are spending a quiet moment at the McCormack Lake in the Plainsboro Preserve, which offers an environmentally-friendly setting on its 1,000 acres for a wide variety of fish, birds, mammals, and plant life. Continued on Next Page

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adapted to surviving in their world. For students in grades seven to nine, expanding outdoor skills, building team spirit, and a variety of activities are offered, as well as an overnight at the preserve. Many other weekly nature camps include a variety of choices, from learning how animals use their senses to exploring streams, ponds, and the lake to investigating predators and prey to survival skills. And imagine, head for the woods and learn to tell time, cook food, build homes, and travel the land — all without modern technology. Leave your cell phone behind! Birthday parties for kids typically aged four to 10 are available to New Jersey Audubon members, and are another popular activity at the preserve. Party members can hike the trails and explore the fields to learn about the wildlife, while having fun on scavenger hunts, bird walks, and searching for tadpoles and frogs. Parties are booked for a two-hour period on Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. A variety of other programs are set up to intrigue children and adults alike. Family Adventures are designed for beginning naturalists, ages 6 to adults. A sampling of the programs includes Slithering Snakes and Salamanders; From Hummingbirds to Osprey and Heron: Birding the Plainsboro Preserve, Exploring the Habitats (walk through farm fields and forest and lakeside); Secrets of the Forest (explore the preserve’s beech forest); From Ch ipm u n k s to B e aver s : Tracking Our Local Mammals; and many more. “We also have Citizen Science Projects, including feeder watchers,” explains Ms. Fiske. “This is a nice bird study program for parents with their children. They count the different kinds of birds at the feeders, and the information is reported back to the Cornell Institute, which keeps track of the data. In June alone, we counted 62 different species of birds. “New Jersey is one of the top 11 places in the world for bird watching,” she continues. “It is a place to stop for the migratory birds going south in the winter and coming north in the spring. Cape May is one of the most outstanding points for bird watching.” Feathers in Fashion “Our affiliation with New Jersey Audubon is so important,” she adds. “New Jersey Audubon is separate from the National Audubon Society, and it is focused on a sustainable future for open space and protecting migratory birds.” Ms. Fiske shares an interesting highlight about the origin of the Audubon Society, dating to the 1880s, when a number of women in Boston were concerned about the widespread use of bird feathers, especially in women’s hats, for fashion. “They were worried about birds being killed for their feathers to be used for fashion in hats, and they started the Audubon Society in Boston. Then, other states became involved and established their own Audubon

Societies, and many then came together to form the National Audubon Society.” Ms. Fiske, whose career has always been in environmental education, enjoys encouraging visitors to learn how they can help further sustainability in their own garden and home environments. “We’re always involved in educational programs to help achieve a sustainable future.” For example, she points out that many people have been concerned about attracting more butterflies in their gardens, and this can be encouraged by planting milkweed. Butterflies eat milkweed, and much of it has been destroyed by widespread spraying on farms. “Also,” she explains, “it is very good to have native plants in the garden. Those that are indigenous can be healthier and less affected by unpredictable weather, and can better withstand excessive rain or drought.” Native Plants The preserve provides a colorful poster identifying 28 native wildflowers perfect for a New Jersey garden. The Rush Holt Environmental Educational Center with its library of reference books, gift shop, fun “tree house” for children to play in, two classrooms, “under the pond” room, small animal habitat, and exhibits is a wonderful place to visit. Its gift shop, with a wide selection of nature-oriented items for sale, offers choices from bird feeders and houses to raw honey (from the preserve’s own beehives) to candles, housewarming gifts, to a variety of native New Jersey stuffed animals. “Connecting people with nature and stewarding the nature of today for the people of tomorrow” is the mission of New Jersey Audubon and is fully shared by the Plainsboro Preserve, says Ms. Fiske. “We want to protect all the animals — from birds to animals to insects. They all work together for a sustainable future.” The preserve’s trails are open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the summer, until 6 in the fall, and 5 in the winter. The Rush Holt

Environmental Education Center’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Membership in New Jersey Audubon enables participants to enjoy more of the activities and programs at the preserve, including the day camps, birthday parties, and discounts at the gift shop, as well as for field trips and nature programs. Individual memberships are $30; families, $40. The nonprofit preserve is supported by Plainsboro Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey Audubon, and grants from organizations and individuals. As Ms. Fiske observes, “There is always the challenge of fundraising and getting more people to know about us. We want people to come and see what we have to offer. There is so much to learn about and enjoy here.” Indeed, a v isit to t he preserve is sure to be enter taining, enlightening, and educational. For more i n for m at i on, c a l l ( 609 ) 427-3052. Website: www. —Jean Stratton

FEEDING TIME: This female ruby-throated hummingbird is enjoying a snack from the cardinal flower, one of its favorite floral sources for nourishment. Commonly seen at the Plainsboro Preserve, the ruby-throated hummingbird is one of 150 species of birds that frequent the Preserve.

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For more than 16 years, The Dance Corner in West Windsor has celebrated the joy and art of dance. “Our teaching staff influences our students’ futures far beyond our classrooms and public performances,” said co-director Roni Wilityer. “We foster the relationships our dancers build with one another, older students, and our teachers. And while we are building a passion for dance, we are also building self-esteem and confidence in all our dancers. That is our primary objective. Technical excellence contr ibutes to igniting passion, determination, and confidence. We are one of the few schools that offer performance opportunities outside of a recital.” Ms. Wilityer added that t h e y cont i nu ou s ly e n hance their curriculum to appeal to children of all ages, as well as adults. “Our newest pre-dance class, for ages 4-6, focuses on song and dance and offers convenient times for work i ng fa m i l ie s,” she said. “For students 6 and up, we have added a class that improves jump and turn techniques. The aim is to improve a dancer’s strength and skill to cleanly execute multiple turns and jump higher and faster.” Ms. Wilityer said The Dance Corner has also added an adult Cecchetti ballet class on Friday n ig ht s, a long w it h a n adult hip-hop class will be held Sunday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Dance Corner is known for its family-oriented competition teams. “We have added Team Itty Bitties, ages 3 and up; Team Minis, ages 6 and up; and Team Petite Ballet to our strong lineup,” said Ms. Wilityer. Auditions for all our competition teams will be held Sunday, September 10. “We are ver y much a part of our community,” said Ms. Wilityer. “We seek to share our students’ talents and love of dance by performing for free at local fundraising events and numerous shows at the senior centers and nursing homes. Our nonprofit West Windsor Plainsboro Dance Company provides,

through productions, the opportunity for all dancers to perform before public audiences. Students learn to take risks, grow as individuals, work as a group, and achieve their goals.” The Dance Corner’s annual production of The Nutcracker is one of the highlights of its year. Auditions for this year’s production will be held on Saturday, September 16. For more information, visit www.thedancecorner. org, or call ( 609 ) 7999677. ———

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With 16 farms and 11 artisan food and natural product vendors plus an on-site knife and blade shar pening ser v ice, all from within 50 miles of West Windsor, the West Windsor Community Farmers Market continues its mission to connect farmer to consumer in an openair, positive, and friendly environment. Live music, community groups, cooking demonstrations, special events, and prepared fo o d s to e nj oy on - s ite round out the market experience. The farmers market runs every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Thanksgiving. Since 2004, the focus of the market has been on farmers and vendors who also source from local farms. Saturday mornings are filled with fresh seasonal, locally- grow n fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, past ured meats and poultry, fresh coastal seafood, cheese, milk and farm fresh eggs, woven fiber products, fresh pasta, breads, baked goods (including gluten /grain / refined sugar-free selections ), flowers, bedding plants, honey, prepared foods, soaps, herbs, teas and seasonings, sauces, jams, pickled vegetables, and wine. Breakfast and lunch selections include savory and sweet crepes, locally sourced egg sandwiches, and fresh pressed juice and acai bowls. The Market is located in the Vaughn Drive Parking Lot of the southbound side of the Princeton Junction Train Station, one mile from the Alexander

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Kelsey Theatre

Where do you find the next generation of Broadway stars? Right here in the heart of West Windsor at the Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College! Many actors from the resident companies that call Kelsey Theatre home and students from MCCC’s Academic Theatre company have gone on to Broadway stages. The talented actress Lianah Sta. Ana, who starred in last season’s Miss Saigon, is currently starring in the same show on Broadway. Other Kelsey alumni have been leading performers in Chicago, Mary Poppins, How T he Gr inch Stole Christmas, The King and I, and more. The Kelsey Theatre is home to 12 different resid e nt s e m i - profe s s iona l theater companies : The Kelsey Players, The Yardley Players, The Pennington Players, Playful Theatre Productions, Pierrot Productions, Maurer Productions OnStage, M&M Stage Productions, Theater To G o, PinnWor th Productions, Shakespeare ’70, Forte Productions and Stars in the Park as well as a talented Academic Theatre and Dance student company. Our amazing 2017-2018 season features wellknown musicals and plays — Fiddler on The Roof, White Christmas, Sleuth, and Barefoot in The Park — and some lesser known theatrical gems as well: Memphis, Dogfight, Twentieth Century, Sylvia and the area premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, based on the Walt Disney film. And our highest ticket price is $25! See the whole season at http://www.kelseytheatre. net or call the box office at (609) 570-3333.



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Halle Berry Frantically Pursues Her Kidnapped Son


arla (Halle Berry) is a stressed single-mom who is working as a waitress in a diner. Of course she’d rather be spending her time with her young son, Frankie (Sage Correa). Fortunately, he’s patiently waiting right there in the restaurant for her overtime shift to end. After she finally gets off work, the two drive to an amusement park for what they expect will be a fun-filled afternoon. We also learn that Karla’s in the midst of bitter custody battle for Frankie with her vindictive ex-husband (Jason George). That explains why she moves a few feet away from Frankie for a little privacy when she gets a call from her divorce attorney. Unfortunately, her attention from her son is distracted enough to afford a lurking kidnapper (Chris McGinn) an opportunity to pounce. Next thing you know, Frankie is being dragged to a waiting getaway car.

Karla frantically rushes after them into the parking lot, and in her distress, she drops her cell phone before she spots a suspicious Mustang GT with tinted windows and no license plates rushing out of the parking lot. Karla frantically decides to chase the car. What ensues is an extended chase scene that lasts the rest of the movie. So unfolds Kidnap, a low-budget movie directed by Luis Prieto (Pusher). Although the plot has comical holes big enough for Karla to drive her car through, the picture nevertheless is compelling thanks to a combination of heart-pounding action scenes and the protagonists’ convincing portrayal of their desperation to be reunited. Very Good (HHH). Rated R for violence, profanity, and scenes of peril. Running time: 95 minutes. Production Studio: Well Go USA Entertainment / Gold Star / 606 Films / Lotus Entertainment. Distributor: Aviron Pictures. —Kam Williams

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LOOKING AT THE AMUSEMENT PARK THROUGH THEIR CAR WINDOW: Taking advantage of a rare afternoon off with her son Frankie (Sage Correa), Karla (Halle Berry) is driving to what they anticipate will be a fun-filled afternoon in the park.




TRENTON CHILDREN’S CHORUS ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP: The Trenton Children’s Chorus, a 28-year-old nonprofit organization that empowers the academic, social, and spiritual lives of children through artistry in music, announced recently that Dr. D.A. Graham (pictured here) has been named president of the board of directors and Dr. Rochelle Ellis has been named music director.

Dodge Foundation Awards tines. The orchestra, originally Grant to Trenton Music School named El Sistema — Trenton, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, one of New Jersey’s premier private charitable foundations, has awarded a $52,500 grant to Trenton Community Music School, to support the Trenton Music Makers preschool and orchestra programs. The Trenton Music Makers preschool program was launched in 2000 to ensure that Trenton’s pre-K students received the academic and social benefits implicit in highquality early-childhood music and movement instruction. Developed in partnership with the Office of Early Childhood Programs of the Trenton Public Schools and The Center for Music and Young Children, then in Princeton, the program has to date engaged over 3,000 children and their families, and trained 250 classroom teachers to integrate high-quality music activities into their daily rou-

is an intensive music and social development program operating in two school locations, Grant Elementary School and Dunn Middle School, in partnership with the Trenton Public Schools. Entering its fourth program year in September, the Trenton Music Makers Orchestra included 75 children last year and plans to grow to 110 in 2017-18. “We are honored by the Dodge Foundation’s invaluable continued support,” said Carol Burden, executive director of Trenton Community Music School (TCMS). “Dodge has provided us with technical assistance, matching funds, board leadership development, and funding that has helped the kids in our music programs to thrive.” Funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has supported Trenton Community Music School’s community-based music programs since 2002.

The preschool program includes regular classroom visits from TCMS’s early-childhood music specialists, with concurrent training of the classroom teachers in weaving music throughout the curriculum to enhance the children’s learning. The program uses the renowned Music Together™ resources, which children take home to share, so that entire families can become involved in their children’s music learning; parents also join their children at school for TCMS’s Family Music Parties. The orchestra program meets three days per week after school, and children receive string instrument instruction, musicianship training, and regular rehearsals as a string orchestra. Based on the El Sistema philosophy that emerged from Venezuela in the 1970’s, the Trenton Music Makers Orchestra provides a model for positive social interaction and the results of hard work in creating collective success. Its most meaningful goals include helping children to understand their role as an asset to their community. “Families whose children take part in our preschool program tell us that they spend more time together singing and making music at home, and their teachers report that they spontaneously include music in their play,” notes Ms. Burden. After our first three years of the orchestra program, the kids are showing significantly higher attendance rates, improved conflict resolution skills, and greater courage in approaching new things. And of course, they can really play. This is what gets us up in the morning, and we are so grateful to have the Dodge Foundation on our team.”


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AT THE CINEMA Annabelle: Creation (R for horror violence). Tale of demonic possession about a dollmaker (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife (Miranda Otto) who open their home to a nun (Stephanie Sigman) and several orphans only to have them terrorized by one of his creations (Samara Lee). With Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, and Kerry O’Malley. Atomic Blonde (R for sexuality, nudity, graphic violence, and pervasive profanity). Cold War thriller, set shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall, about an MI6 agent (Charlize Theron) sent to Germany to solve the murder of a fellow spy. Cast includes James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan, and Toby Jones. Baby Driver (R for violence and pervasive profanity). Ansel Elgort has the title character in this crime comedy about a music-loving getaway driver pressured by a powerful crime boss (Kevin Spacey) to participate in an ill-fated bank heist. With Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Big Boi, and Flea. The Big Sick (R for profanity and sexual references). Romantic comedy recounting the real-life courting of a fan (Zoe Kazan) by a Pakistani stand-up comedian (Kumail Nanjiani as himself). Supporting cast includes Ray Romano, Holly Hunter, and Aidy Bryant. The Dark Tower (PG-13 for action, gun violence, and mature themes). Adaptation of the Stephen King science-fiction thriller about an 11-year-old adventurer (Tom Taylor) who slips into another dimension where he witnesses a showdown between an evil sorcerer (Matthew McConaughey) and a gunslinger (Idris Elba) defending the universe from extinction. Supporting cast includes Abbey Lee, Dennis Haysbert, and Jackie Earle Haley. Despicable Me 3 (PG for action and rude humor). Fourth movie in the animated series (if you include Minions) finds Gru (Steve Carell) facing his most formidable foe ever, an ex-child star (Trey Parker) still obsessed with the character he played back in the 80s. Voice cast includes Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Jenny Slate, Julie Andrews, and Russell Brand. Detroit (R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity). Two-time Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) directed this documentary drama, set in Detroit, portraying the ’67 riots through the prism of the sadistic police interrogation of suspected snipers. Co-starring John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Will Poulter, Jacob Latimore, and John Krasinski. Dunkirk (PG-13 for intense battle scenes and some profanity). World War II movie recreating the evacuation of over 300,000 Allied soldiers from the shores of France after they were surrounded by the Nazi army. Ensemble cast includes Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Barry Keoghan, and Harry Styles. In English, French, and German with subtitles. The Emoji Movie (PG for rude humor) Animated movie about an over-enunciating text message emoji (T.J. Miller) who embarks on a quest for a filter that will limit him to one facial expression, just like his parents (Steven Wright and Jennifer Coolidge). Voice cast includes James Corden, Anna Faris, and Maya Rudolph. Girls Trip (R for pervasive profanity, crude humor, coarse dialogue, drug use, and brief graphic nudity). Dramatic comedy about four college classmates (Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Tiffany Haddish) who reunite for the first time in years to attend the Essence Festival in New Orleans. With Larenz Tate, Kate Walsh, and Mike Colter, and with cameo appearances by Mike Epps, Common, Ne-Yo, and Mariah Carey. The Glass Castle (PG-13 for profanity, smoking, and mature themes). Brie Larson stars in this adaptation of Jeanette Walls’s best-selling memoir of the same name about being raised in a dysfunctional family by an artist (Naomi Watts) and an alcoholic (Woody Harrelson). Cast includes Sarah Snook, Josh Caras, and Max Greenfield. The Hitman’s Bodyguard (R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity). Comedy about a bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) who helps an assassin (Samuel L. Jackson) negotiate a gauntlet on his way to the Hague where he will testify at the International Court of Justice. Co-starring Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, and Elodie Yung. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (Unrated). Al Gore picks up where he left off in this cautionary documentary warning of the havoc being wreaked around the planet as a consequence of climate change. Featuring commentary by Presidents Obama and Trump. Kidnap (R for violence and scenes of peril). Suspense thriller about a single-mom (Halle Berry) who becomes a vigilante after her young son (Sage Correa) is abducted by kidnappers. With Lew Temple, Dana Gourrier, and Chris McGinn. Landline (R for sexuality, profanity, and drug use). Comedy, set in Manhattan in 1995, about two sisters (Jenny Slate and Abby Quinn) who spy on their father (John Turturro) whom they suspect of cheating on their mother (Edie Falco). With Jay Duplaa, Finn Wittrock, and Ali Ahn. Logan Lucky (PG-13 for profanity and crude comments). Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) directs, shoots and edits this comic crime caper about two brothers (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver) who hatch a plan to stage a robbery at the Charlotte Motor Speedway during NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 car race. Ensemble cast includes Daniel Craig, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Dwight Yoakam, and Riley Keough. Maudie (PG-13 for mature themes and brief sexuality). Sally Hawkins portrays Maud Lewis in this biopic, set in Nova Scotia in the ’30s, about how she overcomes the rheumatoid arthritis that had crippled her since childhood to become one of Canada’s most celebrated folk artists. Supporting cast includes Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett, and Zachary Bennett. Menashe (PG for mature themes). Menashe Lustig is the title character in this drama, set in New York City’s Hasidic community, about a grieving widower who is struggling to raise his son (Ruben Niborski) alone after his wife’s untimely death. With Yoel Weisshaus and Meyer Schwartz. In Yiddish with subtitles.


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The Nut Job 3: Nutty by Nature (PG for action and rude humor). The animated sequel has Surly the squirrel (Will Arnett) and Buddy (Tom Kenny) joining forces with other animals to prevent their crooked mayor (Bobby Moynihan) from paving the park to build an amusement park. Voice cast includes Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan, Katherine Heigl, and Jeff Dunham. Patti Cake$ (R for crude sexual references, drug use, pervasive profanity, and a brief nude image). A movie set in Lodi, New Jersey, about a rapper’s (Danielle Macdonald) quest for superstardom. With Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhanajay, Mamoudou Athie, and Cathy Moriarty. Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13 for action, violence, profanity, and suggestive comments). Tom Holland assumes the title role in this film of the Marvel Comics series that finds Peter Parker living with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) and attending high school in Queens while being mentored by Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) until it’s time to morph into his superhero alter ego to engage a new nemesis (Michael Keaton). With Gwyneth Paltrow, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, and Tyne Daly. War for the Planet of the Apes (PG-13 for action, violence, mature themes, and disturbing images). This capstone to the popular primate trilogy pits Caesar (Andy Serkis) and the simians against an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson) in a showdown that will determine the fate of both species once and for all. With Steve Zahn, Terry Notary, and Judy Greer. —Kam Williams


Area Exhibits Artworks, 19 Everett A lley, Trenton, shows “Urban Legend: The Art of Will Kasso” through August 31. Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, has The Neighborhood Por trait Quilt on permanent display. D & R G r e e n w a y, 1 Preservation Place, has “Our World Through Artists’ Eyes,” the Garden State Watercolor Society’s 48th Juried Show, through August 18. (609) 924-4646.

E l l a r s l i e , Tr e nton’s Cit y Mu s eu m i n C ad walader Park, Parkside Avenue, Trenton, has an exhibit on the park and its designer, Frederick L aw Olmsted, through September 17. w w Friend Center Atrium, Princeton University campus, shows the 2017 “Art of Science Exhibition” weekdays through April 2018. Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, has “Elyn Zimmerman : Wind, Water, Stone” through August 27, “That’s Worth Celebrating: The Life and Works of the Johnson Family” through December 31, and other exhibits. Historical Society of Princeton, Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, has “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: The Architect in

Princeton,” “The Einstein Salon and Innovators Gallery,” and a show on John von Neumann, as well as a permanent exhibit of historic photographs. $4 admission WednesdayS u n d ay, n o o n - 4 p.m . Thursday extended hours till 7 p.m. and free admission 4-7 p.m. The James A. Michener Art Museum at 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown, Pa., has “Myths and Nature: Early Prints by Sam Maitin” through August 27. Visit Morven Museum and G a rd e n , 55 Stockton Street, has “Newark and the Culture of Art: 19001960” through January 28.

New Hope Arts, 2 Stockton Avenue, New Hope, Pa., has the Artsbr idge and New Hope Arts Members’ Summer Art Salon through August 27. www.NewHopeArts. org. Pr inceton Senior Resource Center, 45 S to c k to n S t r e e t , h a s paintings by Rita Styne Strow through August. w w w.p r i n c e to n s e n i o r. org. The Princeton Universit y A r t Museum has “Great British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum” through September 17. “Transient Effects: The Solar Eclipses and Celestial Landscapes of Howard Russell Butler” runs through October 8. (609) 258-3788.

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that depict cityscapes, sea“Points of View” at Lambertville Artists’ Gallery scapes, and bucolic landArtists‘ Gallery in Lambertville will host “Points of View,” featuring paintings by member ar tists Carol Sanzalone and Michael Schweigart, from September 7 through October 1. An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, September 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. Painting images of the natural world with unique and personal points of view, both artists share a creative delight in capturing an image with glorious color and marvelous textures. Working in watercolor and acrylic, Ms. Sanzalone focuses on the graphic quality of the subject of a painting, using transparent washes of color. The way that natural light and shadows enliven and enrich everyday images, creating shapes and textures, inspires her work. Her paintings have been exhibited widely in solo, group, and invitational exhibits. She has taught art and worked in graphic design for many years. Traveling near and far, Mr. Schweigart is inspired by things he encounters along the way. He works in acrylic and oil, approaching subjects from his own unique perspective. Mr. Schweigart combines technique and media to craft paintings

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ver the course of her senior season this spring with the Princeton University softball team, pitching ace Claire Klausner rose to the occasion under playoff pressure. In the best-of-three Ivy League Championship Series against Harvard, Klausner pitched a six-hit shutout as the Tigers prevailed 1-0 in the opener on the way to a series sweep. Nearly two weeks later, Klausner starred in defeat as the Tigers fell 3-0 at fourthranked Florida State in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. Klausner went six innings, giving up eight hits with a strikeout and a walk. “That was a highlight of my career, the start against Florida State, it was definitely a great game,” said Klausner, a 5’7 native of Stanford, Calif. who was named the 2017 Ivy Pitcher of the Year, going 7-2 with

a 3.03 ERA in league contests with an overall record of 11-7 and a 3.70 ERA. “We did way better than we were expecting to. As a pitcher, we talked before the game about just trying to make it once through the lineup. I ended up doing much better than that; it was definitely a memorable weekend.” Over her four years at Princeton, Klausner got better and better on and off the field. “I matured a lot pitchingwise and softball-wise,” said Klausner. “I had a lot more confidence and just played with more ease. I think the biggest difference was I learned how to balance a lot of things and prioritize really well school-wise. I got more efficient, figuring out what I need to do and how to best do it, so I grew a lot.” Displaying that confidence this summer, Klausner came up big to help the U.S.

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squad earn the gold medal at the Maccabiah Games last month. Getting recruited for the team by Princeton assistant coach Nicole Arias, the U.S. head coach who helped the Americans to gold as a player in each of the last two Maccabiah Games in 2009 and 2013, Klausner emerged as the ace for the U.S. pitching staff. The U.S. team, which was comprised of current college players and some recent grads, ended up dominating the round-robin competition that also included Canada and Israel. After losing its opener to Canada, the U.S. went 5-0 in the rest of its round-robin games. Before even taking the circle in the competition, Klausner made some indelible memories. “This was my first trip to Israel, it was amazing and so much fun,” said Klausner, noting that the softball team was based in Tel Aviv for the competition. “We were touring the first week in a program called ‘Israel Connect.’ It was all of the U.S. Maccabi athletes, 900 of us; they took us to all of the big places, like old city Jerusalem, Masada, and the Holocaust Museum.” Advancing straight to the gold medal game with its 5-1 mark in the round-robin portion of the competition, the U.S. was primed when

it took the diamond to play Canada in the finale. “We had beaten Canada twice before that, so we were pretty confident but because we lost the first game to them, we couldn’t take anything for granted,” said Klausner, who had three of the team’s first five wins. “We were definitely taking it pretty seriously.” As the gold medal game started, Klausner faced a serious challenge when she took the circle. “I had a blood blister on my finger and I was battling through that the whole game,” said Klausner. “It was painful, I would go back to the dugout and they would put on New-Skin (liquid bandage) every inning.” Undeterred by the injury, Klausner allowed just a run over five innings as the U.S. rolled to an 8-1 win and earned the gold medal. “It was really cool to wear a jersey that said U.S.A. and to represent our country,” said Klausner. “It was a really memorable experience, the medal ceremony and getting our medals. Everyone in the tournament was so supportive.” In the wake of her international success, Klausner is contemplating changing uniforms in a bid to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games as softball was added to the program after being removed for 2012 and 2016. UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE: Claire Klausner gets carried off the “There is potential idea of field by her U.S. teammates after they won the gold medal in getting an Israeli citizenship softball at the Maccabiah Games in Israel earlier this summer. The triumph capped off a superb year for the recently graduated Princeton University star who was named the 2017 Ivy Pitcher of the Year in her senior season after she helped the Tigers win their second straight league title.

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Ryan Kuffner isn’t about to take a day off when it comes to pursuing his goals in hockey. “I work hard every day in the offseason and then in practice as well to try to give myself the best chance to play at the next level when I get the chance,” said Kuffner, a rising junior forward on the Princeton University men’s hockey team. “I really feel that I can excel at that next level and hopefully make it to the National Hockey League. That is the dream for sure.” This summer, Kuffner took a step towards that goal as he skated in the 2017 Development Camp held by the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets. “I was lucky, they came to a few games and I talked to one of their NCAA scouts,” recalled Kuffner, who was in Winnipeg from June 2630. “He liked the way I played and just wanted to have me out for the week. It was an awesome opportunity, I definitely learned a lot. It is just cool to see other guys who are maybe at a higher level than you are and trying to

build your game off of what you see from them.” Having recently graduated Tiger star goalie Colton Phinney on hand at the camp helped enhance the experience for Kuffner. “It was my first camp and I didn’t really know what to expect and he’s been through it a couple of times,” said the 6’1, 195-pound Kuffner, a native of Ottawa, Ontario. “I was able to ask him a lot of questions, especially at the start so I could try to prepare a little bit for what was to come. It was awesome having him and a few of the other NCAA guys that I have played with in past years.” Kuffner got to focus on developing his offensive skills at the camp. “A big part of my game is trying to work on the down low play and trying to create more from behind the net or one on one against the defense,” noted Kuffner. “At the Winnipeg camp, a lot of it is trying to show the guys the pro game, how big it is from the corner out. The puck can be in the corner a lot and you are going

OFF THE KUFF: Princeton University men’s hockey player Ryan Kuffner glides up the ice in action for the Princeton University men’s hockey team. After a big sophomore season this past winter for the Tigers, Kuffner honed his skills this summer by skating for the National Hockey League’s Winnipeg Jets at its Development Camp. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)


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to have to win the race and be able to get a step on the defense and then make the next play.” Last winter, Kuffner made a lot of plays for the Tigers, leading the team in scoring with 36 points in 34 games, scoring a team-high 19 goals and adding 17 assists on the way to earning Third-Team All-Ivy League honors. “When you are making the adjustment to the college game, you want to look around and see what other guys are doing and try to take the best parts of other people’s games,” said Kuffner, who had 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) as a freshman. “You see things in practice, like the work ethic, the skating, the shooting, just the essential parts and you try to apply them to your game. It is also the play of the guys around you, especially in hockey, that matters the most. Who I have been playing with has always been able to push me; I owe a ton of it to those guys.” Playing on the same line with longtime friend and fellow Ottawa native Max Veronneau helped push Kuffner to his big season. “I have been lucky, especially to play with Max Veronneau for the last four years,” said Kuffner, noting that the pair played together with the Gloucester Rangers of the Central Canadian Hockey League for two seasons before coming to Princeton. “We work together at summer camps and stuff. We also lived with each other back at school last year. We push each other, we are always picking each other’s brains on just different little stuff that we can improve each game and even during the games. Communication is such a big part that you want to know where your line mates are at all times. Being able to play with him the last two years was awesome.” Since finishing up with the development camps, Kuffner, true to form, is keeping a busy schedule as he prepares for his junior season at Princeton. “I work out most mornings with Max,” said Kuffner. “Then we have a goalie camp. My ex-teacher teaches the goalies and we shoot at them. It is an awesome job, I get to work on my shot for a few hours and do some skating as well. I do that for the mornings right after the workout and then we have the afternoons off so I do a bike session or go for a run. Then we play hockey at night right after golf.” In Kuffner’s view, the Tigers are poised for a big run this winter as they look to improve on going 15-16-3 in 2016-17 and advancing to the ECAC Hockey quarterfinals. “I think this year we can definitely get to the top of the ECAC if we play well as a team and play consistently, that is the biggest thing,” maintained Kuffner. “Obviously there might be a couple that don’t go our way because that is hockey. If we can play at the high level every night, then we will give ourselves more chances to win and won’t fall behind the 8-ball early on games like we have done in the past.” —Bill Alden

PU Men’s Hockey Star Veronneau Hits Vegas, Getting Taste of NHL Before Junior Season Max Veronneau got the chance to enjoy himself in Las Vegas for a few days this summer, but it had nothing to do with hitting the casinos or sampling the city’s glittering nightlife. Instead, Princeton University men’s hockey star forward Veronneau spent his time in Sin City on the ice, taking part in the inaugural Development Camp for the Vegas Golden Knights, an expansion team in the National Hockey League that is making its debut in the 2017-18 season. The camp involved two-aday practices, off-ice workouts and seminars involving such subjects as nutrition and dealing with the media, among others. The program culminated with scrimmages open to the public. “It was actually a lot of fun, there were quite a few fans at the practices and the scrimmages,” said rising junior Veronneau, a 6’0, 180-pound native of Ottawa, Ontario who was in Vegas from June 27-July 1. “The city seemed pretty excited about it; I think it should do well.” Veronneau was excited by how he performed on the ice. “I felt pretty good out there,” said Veronneau. “I held my own in the scrimmages so that made me feel good about myself.” Taking what he learned in Vegas, Veronneau headed to Canada to take part in the Calgary Flames Development Camp, which started on July 3. “Just getting used to the whole development camp experience was nice,” said Veronneau, who was joined by Tiger teammate and fellow rising junior Josh Teves at the Calgary program. “Going to Calgar y was good, especially going with Josh. It was helpful to have a friend there.” For Veronneau, who aspires to play pro hockey after his Princeton career,

getting exposed to the world of NHL was an eye-opening experience. “It helps set the bar of where I need to be in two years after I graduate,” said Veronneau. “These other kids are the ones I am going to be competing against later on. Now I know which areas of my game I need to improve on and work on.” Helping Princeton show a big improvement last winter as it went 15-16-2 after winning a total of 15 games over the three previous seasons was a good experience for Veronneau. “Our team really jelled this year,” asserted Veronneau. “In my first year we lost a lot of close games. This year, we learned how to win games and I think we just played a lot more as a team. I thought that really helped.” The line of Veronneau along with classmates Ryan Kuf fner and A lex R iche helped the Tigers jell as it provided much of the team’s offensive punch, as the trio produced a total of 37 goals and 51 assists. “It is lot of fun playing with Alex and Ryan, they are both very good players,” said Veronneau. “Playing first year all to-

gether made it easier coming into this season because we already know how each other plays.” Veronneau’s play was a revelation for the Tigers as he tallied 11 goals and 24 assists, more than doubling his output from his freshman year (11 goals, six assists). In reflecting on his increased output, he pointed to the bond with friend and fellow Ottawa resident Kuffner. “I am very proud of myself but I think it all come from the competition between everybody,” said Veronneau, who earned Second-Team All-ECAC and Second-Team All-Ivy League honors. “Ryan and I are very good friends. We are neighbors with each other back home and we keep pushing each other to get better. I think we will keep pushing each other from here on out and hopefully we will do even better this year.” In Veronneau’s view, the Tigers have what it takes to do very well collectively this winter. “I believe we can play for a top four in the ECAC and hopefully get a bye and have a home playoff series; that is always nice,” said Veronneau. “We are confident in everybody and we are confident that the freshmen this year will have a big role on the team as well.” —Bill Alden

MAX EFFORT: Max Veronneau battles in front of the goal in action last winter during his sophomore season for the Princeton University men’s hockey team. This summer, rising junior Veronneau took part in two National Hockey League Development Camps, skating with the Vegas Golden Knights and the Calgary Flames. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

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Former Princeton University field hockey standout Kathleen Sharkey ’13 helped the United States women’s field hockey team earn a bronze medal over Canada in the Pan American Cup last weekend.


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ton and bring his expertise into our staff,” said Princeton head coach Lori Dauphiny. “He did an amazing job in Oklahoma City, and his experiences both there and as a rower here at Princeton should provide great leadership for our rowers.” Besides his work w ith Oklahoma City, Ebke brings experience at both the national and collegiate level. He has served as a U.S. National Team High Performance Camp head coach for two years, and that followed three years of coaching experience at the Development Camp. Ebke also served as the graduate assistant coach at the University of Central Oklahoma. Ebke had a successful rowing career, which included a win at the 2004 CRASH B Indoor World Championship, as well as a Top-5 finish as a member of the 2004 Men’s 8+ Junior National Team. He won four medals at the Youth National Championships between 2002-2005, and then rowed four years at Princeton. ———

Brian Ebke ’09, a former Princeton University men’s heavyweight rower who has achieved success coaching the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, is returning to his alma mater as the assistant coach for the twotime reigning Ivy League champion Princeton open rowing team. Ebke replaces Kate Max- Former PU Lax Stars im, who was named the Excel in MLL Semis head coach at Oregon State Princeton University men’s earlier this summer. He will lacrosse alums came up big join former teammate Steve as the Ohio Machine and the Coppola ’06, who enters his Denver Outlaws prevailed in sixth season on the staff. the Major League Lacrosse Prior to taking the Prince- (MLL) semifinals last Saturton job, Ebke had been day. working at the Oklahoma In Ohio’s 18-13 win over City Boathouse since 2009, Florida, former Princeton To: ___________________________ taking over as the varsity star Tom Schreiber ’14 talgirls’ head coach in 2011. From: _________________________ Date &lied Time: __________________ three goals and three Since then, he has placed assists to get named as the Here is a proof of your ad,four scheduled to runfinals ___________________. boats in grand at Most Valuable Player of the Youth Nationals, including Please check it thoroughly and pay special attention contest. to the following: winning the lightweight 4+ In the other semi, recently (Your check mark will tell us it’s okay) in 2014, and he was named graduated Tiger standout the director of rowing for the Zach Currier ’17 chipped in � Phone number � Oklahoma Fax number � Address � Expiration Date City program two a goal to help Denver defeat years ago. He led his light- Rochester 15-8. weight junior women to gold The Machine, now 10-5, at the 2015 CRASH B Inwill met the Outlaws, also door World Championship. 10-5, in the MLL champion“We are thrilled to wel- ship game on August 19 in come Brian back to Prince- Frisco, Texas.

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HIGH INTENSITY: Trish Reilly looks for the ball in action last fall during her freshman season for the Lehigh University field hockey team. Former Princeton High standout Reilly saw time at midfield and defense during the 2016 campaign, receiving the program’s Coaches Award. Reilly, who has been voted as a team captain, is looking to earn a starting role on defense this fall for the Mountain Hawks. Lehigh begins its 2017 campaign when it hosts LIU-Brooklyn on August 25. (Photo Courtesy of Lehigh Athletics)

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Stepping up in a time of adversity for the Mountain Hawks last fall helped Reilly earn the team’s Coaches Award. “There was a week where our goalies were injured and so we didn’t have a keeper in the cage,” said Reilly. “I volunteered my minimal skill set, that kind of broke the ice and got me out of my shell. There was no pressure on that position and I ended up not doing very well but having fun with it. The award is for a team-first mentality” Rei l ly’s te a m -f ir s t ap proach helped her garner another honor as she will serve as a team captain for the upcoming season. “I was voted one of the captains so that was a big highlight and that just helped with the whole confidence thing,” said Reilly, who is currently going through preseason practice. “I am honestly not really sure what to expect. I am more of a junior captain. So far, we are working on goals, setting ideas and values.” With Lehigh having gone 5-3 in its last eight games in 2016 to end up with a 6-11 final record, Reilly believes the program is headed in the right direction as it prepares

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Registration for the Princeton Little League (PLL) 2017 fall baseball season is now underway. The PLL fall season gets underway on September 9 and runs to October 28. All sessions to be on Saturday afternoons with no weeknights. Player development is the primary focus of the PLL fall program. Players will be organized by age division and by team. They will play games, but no standings will be kept, as the primary goal is to work on skills and have fun. Players will also practice for 30-40 minutes (depending on age group) before the start of each game. Fall ball will also feature the return of our Pro Coaching Sessions. Pro coaches will lead two special days of training for all registered players and all volunteer coaches. The 2017 fall ball runs from on eight Saturdays from September 9-October 28. The Divisions are as follows: -Tee Ball: 4-6 year olds 1:30-3 p.m. -Division A: 6-8 year olds 1:30–3 p.m. (coach pitch). -Division AA: 7-10 year olds 3– 5 p.m. (kid pitch). -Division AAA : 10-13 year olds 2:30– 4:30 p.m. (kid pitch).

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Nassau Swim Club Lemmings Place 6th in PASDA Diving

The Wei sisters, Juliet and Kimberly, starred as the Nassau Swim Club Lemmings placed sixth of nine clubs at the recently-held Princeton Area Swimming and Diving Association (PASDA) diving championships. Juliet Wei placed first in the 8-and-under girls while Kimberly Wei took fourth in the 12-and-under girls and sixth in the 12-andunder open girls. Other Lemmings who excelled at the meet included Rachel Adlai-Gail, the third-place finisher in the 18-and-under girls, Lorne Wight, who took third in the 14-and-under boys, and Coll Wight, the fourth-place finisher in both the 12-and-under boys and 12-and-under open boys.

Community Park Bluefish Take 3rd in PASDA Diving

Lizzy Hare led the way as the Community Park Bluefish took third of nine teams at the recently-held Princeton Area Swimming and Diving Association (PASDA) diving championships. Hare placed first in the 14-and-under girls and third in the 18-and-under girls open. In addition, Soorya Baliga took second in the 18-and-under girls’ open and third in the 14-andunder girls while Gabrielle Cain finished second in the 18 -and-under girls, Zach Feola placed second in the 14-and-under boys, Remy Suozzo finished third in the 6-and-under boys, and Piper Dubow came in fifth in the 12-and-under girls. ———

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Princeton High’s Teddy Durbin and Judd Petrone helped the West WindsorPlainsboro Babe Ruth 15-year-old All Stars advance to the playoff round at the Babe Ruth World Series in L aw renceburg, Tenn. West Windsor, the Middle Atlantic regional champion, went 3-1 in pool play in the tournament’s National Division to place second of five teams. Durbin, a rising PHS junior, has been playing in the outfield and pitching for the squad while Petrone, a rising sophomore, has been seeing action in the outfield and as a pinch hitter. The team was slated to face the Ohio Valley representative from Wisconsin, t he A mer ican Div i sion’s third place finisher, in the opening round of the playoffs on August 15 with the winner advancing to the semis on August 16. The championship game is scheduled for August 17.

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Pillows, cushions, table linens, window treatments, and bedding. Fabrics and hardware. Fran Fox (609) 577-6654 ROSA’S MUSIC LESSONS: Voice, piano, 04-12-18 ELDERCARE COMPANION P/T CLEANING SERVICE LLC: guitar, drums, trumpet, flute, clarinet, Immediately. Caring in-home comviolin, cello, saxophone, banjo, manFor houses, apartments, offices, daypassionate professional. Princeton dolin, uke & more. One-on-one. $32/ THE MAID PROFESSIONALS: area. Will engage adult in cognitive care, banks, schools & much more. half hour. Ongoing music camps. Leslie & Nora, cleaning experts. Resiactivities to help memory. Call (609) Has good English, own transporta- CALL TODAY! FARRINGTON’S dential & commercial. Free estimates. CleanLOV NEW LISTING 452-7613 or (732) 672-1403, leave tion. 25 years of experience. MUSIC, Montgomery (609) 924message. If I missed your call, phone ing license. References. Please call 8282; West Windsor (609) 897-0032, References upon request. (609) 218(609) 323-7404. PRINCETON (609) 751-2188. $650,000 2279,PRINCETON again. Custom home in03-01/08-23 the Littlebrook Opportunity knocking. Near everything, this3-level single-family home 07-19-18 08-02-5t 08-09-3t

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NEW PRICE PRINCETON $865,000 Wonderful house, secluded, yet accessible to all Princeton has to offer. Features excellent floor plan w/ 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, updated kitchen opens to family room, plus HW floors throughout.

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304 Ewing Street, Princeton Marketed by: Ann “Camille” Lee $1,195,000

14 Lupine Lane, Hopewell Twp Marketed by: Roberta Parker $1,049,999

43 Washington Drive, Cranbury Twp Marketed by: Rocco D’Armiento $769,000

28 County Road 518, Franklin Twp Marketed by: Galina Peterson $649,000



PRESENTING 55 Primrose Circle, South Brunswick Twp. Marketed by: Deborah “Debbie” Lang $555,000

52 McComb Road, Princeton Newly Priced Marketed by: Heidi Joseph $549,900


From Princeton, We Reach the World.

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SUPERIOR HANDYMAN SERVICES: Experienced in all residential home repairs. Free Estimate/References/ Insured. (908) 966-0662 or www. 05-31/08-16 SMALL OFFICE SUITENASSAU STREET: with parking. 1839 sq. ft. Please call (609) 921-6060 for details. 06-10-tf ESTATE LIQUIDATION SERVICE: I will clean out attics, basements, garages & houses. Single items to entire estates. No job too big or small. In business over 35 years, serving all of Mercer County. Call (609) 306-0613. 12-27-17

I BUY ALL KINDS of Old or Pretty Things: China, glass, silver, pottery, costume jewelry, evening bags, fancy linens, paintings, small furniture, etc. Local woman buyer. (609) 9217469. 08-17-17 BUYING: Antiques, paintings, Oriental rugs, coins, clocks, furniture, old toys, military, books, cameras, silver, costume & fine jewelry. Guitars & musical instruments. I buy single items to entire estates. Free appraisals. (609) 306-0613. 12-27-17 STORAGE SPACE: 194 Nassau St. 1227 sq. ft. Clean, dry, secure space. Please call (609) 921-6060 for details.

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 06-28-18


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WHAT’S A GREAT GIFT FOR A FORMER PRINCETONIAN? A Gift Subscription! We have prices for 1 or 2 years -call (609)924-2200x10 to get more info! tf MOVING? TOO MUCH STUFF IN YOUR BASEMENT? Sell with a TOWN TOPICS classified ad! Call (609) 924-2200 ext 10 DEADLINE: Tues before 12 noon tf SPECIAL BOUTIQUE RUMMAGE SALE Friday August 18 from 3-7 & Saturday August 19 from 9-noon. At Princeton Elks Club, 354 Route 518, in Skillman. Near Route 601 (Great Road). Two estates from Princeton & other items including: Signed art, boutique handbags, shoes & clothing; furniture, bric-a-brac, antiques, china, lamps, rugs, etc! Rain or Shine!! 08-16

MOVING SALE: Saturday August 19th, 9-3. No early birds. 384 Stockton Street, Princeton, corner of Stockton & Edgerstoune, near Drumthwacket, (accessible for local traffic). Clothes, furniture, books, miscellaneous. 08-16 SPACIOUS FURNISHED ROOM: Bright, 27.5’x17’ room w/windows on 3 sides, light kitchen privileges, W/D access, cable TV, wireless internet, parking, 1.4 miles from Nassau Hall @ Princeton University. $1,000/mo. utilities included. (609) 924-4210. 08-02-3t OFFICE SUITE NASSAU STREET: 2nd floor (5) offices with parking. Approx. 1,800 SF. Tenant pays electric, landlord pays heat. (609) 213-5029. 07-19-5t EXCELLENT BABYSITTER With references, available in the Lawrenceville, Princeton and Pennington areas. Please text to (609) 216-5000 tf

“Heimat. The word means home in German, the place where one was born. But the term also conveys a subtler nuance, a certain tenderness. One’s Heimat is not merely a matter of geography; it is where one’s heart lies." —Jenna Blum

PRINCETON RENTAL: Sunny, 2-3 BR, Western Section. Big windows overlooking elegant private garden. Sliding doors to private terrace. Fireplace, library w/built-in bookcases, cathedral ceiling w/clerestory windows. Oak floors, recessed lighting, central AC. Modern kitchen & 2 baths. Walk to Nassau St. & train. Off-street parking. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright disciple. (609) 924-5245. tf WRITER/EDITOR: Experienced writer available to help you with your writing project. Correspondence, reports, articles, novels, biography, memoir, etc. Call (609) 649-2359. 08-16 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. tf 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

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”, Text or call Roeland (609) 933-9240 or tf CARPENTRY: General Contracting in Princeton area since 1972. No job too small. Licensed and insured. Call Julius Sesztak (609) 466-0732. tf ELDERCARE COMPANION P/T Immediately. Caring in-home compassionate professional. Princeton area. Will engage adult in cognitive activities to help memory. Call (609) 452-7613 or (732) 672-1403, leave message. If I missed your call, phone again. 08-09-3t FOR RENT: Lovely 3 BR, center hall Colonial. Well maintained. Hardwood floors throughout. Full attic & basement. Off-street parking. Close to town & schools. No pets. $3,300/mo. plus utilities. (609) 737-2520. 08-09-3t SEEKING TEMPORARY/ LONG TERM RENTAL: A man of 50’s, his books, few art pieces & plants, need immediate relocation, to a temporary single room, or long term one-bedroom/ two-bedroom private space, in a well maintained home & quiet residential setting, within 15 miles or so from Princeton. (609) 731-1120. 08-16-3t

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Heidi Joseph Sales Associate, REALTOR® Office: 609.924.1600 Mobile: 609.613.1663

GRADUATE STUDENT HOUSING: 4 BR, 1.5 bath house, on pleasant residential street. 1 block to Nassau Street. 1st floor is furnished. Washer & dryer in basement. Tenants responsible for leaf removal & snow removal in compliance with Princeton’s regulations. No pets, no smoking. Available Sept. 1 for 1 year or longer. $3,100/mo. plus all utilities. Credit check & security deposit required. Call (609) 924-0970. Leave message. 08-09-2t

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STOCKTON REAL ESTATE… A Princeton Tradition Experience ✦ Honesty ✦ Integrity 32 Chambers Street, Princeton, NJ 08542 (800) 763-1416 ✦ (609) 924-1416

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Situated on almost 6 acres of beautiful property, this handsome brick ranch backs up to land used as “Agriculture” by the state of New Jersey in Montgomery Township. It contains 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 2 powder rooms, Living Room/Dining Room, Den, Eat-In Kitchen, and an enclosed Porch. A charming house and with a “Technical Variance” there is the possibility of sub-division. A great house – a great investment. $599,000

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Marketed by Ellen Lefkowitz | | m.609.731.0935

33 Witherspoon Street | Princeton, NJ 08542 609.921.2600

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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE: Landscaping, Pruning, Edging, Mulching. Free estimates. Call Franco (609) 510-8477. 07-12-8t CONTRERAS PAINTING: Interior, exterior, wallpaper removal, deck staining. 16 years experience. Fully insured, free estimates. Call (609) 954-4836; ronythepainter@ 08-02-5t ROSA’S CLEANING SERVICE LLC: For houses, apartments, offices, daycare, banks, schools & much more. Has good English, own transportation. 25 years of experience. Cleaning license. References. Please call (609) 751-2188. 08-02-5t CLEANING, IRONING, LAUNDRY: by Polish women with a lot of experience. Excellent references, own transportation. Please call Inga at (609) 530-1169, leave message. 08-16-6t

PRINCETON LUXURY APARTMENTS: Weinberg Management, Text (609) 731-1630. 07-12-tf J.O. PAINTING & HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Painting for interior & exterior, framing, dry wall, spackle, trims, doors, windows, floors, tiles & more. 20 years experience. Call (609) 305-7822. 08-02-18 MUSIC LESSONS: Voice, piano, guitar, drums, trumpet, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, saxophone, banjo, mandolin, uke & more. One-on-one. $32/ half hour. Ongoing music camps. CALL TODAY! FARRINGTON’S MUSIC, Montgomery (609) 9248282; West Windsor (609) 897-0032, 07-19-18

TOWN TOPICS CLASSIFIEDS GETS TOP RESULTS! Whether it’s selling furniture, finding a lost pet, or having a garage sale, TOWN TOPICS is the way to go! We deliver to ALL of Princeton as well as surrounding areas, so your ad is sure to be read. Call (609) 924-2200 ext. 10 for more details.

AWARD WINNING SLIPCOVERS Custom fitted in your home. Pillows, cushions, table linens, window treatments, and bedding. Fabrics and hardware. Fran Fox (609) 577-6654

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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 05-10-18 THE MAID PROFESSIONALS: Leslie & Nora, cleaning experts. Residential & commercial. Free estimates. References upon request. (609) 2182279, (609) 323-7404. 03-01/08-23 SUPERIOR HANDYMAN SERVICES: Experienced in all residential home repairs. Free Estimate/References/ Insured. (908) 966-0662 or www. 05-31/08-16 SMALL OFFICE SUITENASSAU STREET: with parking. 1839 sq. ft. Please call (609) 921-6060 for details. 06-10-tf

STOCKTON REAL ESTATE, LLC CURRENT RENTALS *********************************

RESIDENTIAL RENTALS: Princeton – $1,650/mo. 2nd floor office on Nassau Street with parking. Available now. Princeton – $1,850/mo. 2 BR, 2 bath, LR/kitchen combo. Available now. Princeton Address-Franklin Twp – $1,950/mo. 3 BR, 1 bath renovated home with LR, DR, kitchen. Fenced-in backyard. Available now. Princeton – $2,600/mo. 3 BR, 2 full & 2 half baths. 3-story townhouse, LR/DR combo, kitchen. Available 9/1/17. Princeton – $3,400/mo. SHORT-TERM RENTAL. FULLY FURNISHED house with 3 BR, 3.5 baths. Walk to everything from this gracious brick house. Available now through 10/31/17. Princeton – $3,850/mo. Colonial, 5 BR, 2 full baths, LR, dining room, family room, kitchen w/ breakfast area. Available now.

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UNDERSTANDING THE HIDDEN COSTS OF HOMEOWNERSHIP You may think you know how much mortgage you can afford, but before you start houseshopping, you should look a little deeper into your financial picture to make sure you can handle all the costs of homeownership. A recent survey by Zillow found nationwide, the average cost of owning a home - not including your mortgage - is about $9,000. In NJ, it’s usually higher, mainly as a result of property tax costs. For instance, in NJ, the average annual property tax bill alone is about $8,500, with many homeowners paying much more. Plus, you’ll need to figure in the cost of insurance and utilities, including water, sewer and trash collection if it’s not included in your taxes. Don’t forget to figure in home maintenance costs too. Thinking you’ll “go DIY” may sound like a costfriendly option, but unless you’re highly skilled, your repairs can wind up costing you a lot more in the long run.

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PRINCETON $650,000 Opportunity knocking. Near everything, 3-level single-family home w/ updates, heating, C/AC, full BA, applcs., elec. svc., windows, insulation & lighting, w/ storage in crawlspace & attic. Dir: 3 Hornor Lane.

PRINCETON $818,000 A multi-level townhouse has LR with W/B FP, a kitchen with eat-in area & sliders to a balcony. Master BR has en-suite BA & sliders, plus 2 more BRs & a full BA in the hall. Dir: 35 Sergeant Street.

Denise Varga 973-897-7802 (cell)

Eric Branton 609-516-9502 (cell)



PRINCETON $929,000 An all redwood contemporary single-family style home in Riverside. This spacious home features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and great living areas connected to the outdoors.

PRINCETON $930,000 This bi-level home provides comfortable living space on 3 tiers, many windows & views of the back yard. Features include renovated BAs, modern kitchen & plantings surround the exterior.

Ingela Kostenbader 609-902-5302 (cell)

Beatrice Bloom 609-577-2989 (cell)


NEAR TOWN PRINCETON $1,349,000 This Colonial is near schools, Community Park pool & Princeton Shopping center. Features 5 BRs, 4.5 BAs, HW floors, SS applcs & a fully finished basement, plus a paver patio & fenced yard.

PRINCETON $1,375,000 Located on a premier lot, this house has an inviting front entry with bluestone front porch. The main living area of the home is open & bright and the designer updated kitchen is a show stopper!

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61 Gulick Road, Princeton Heidi A. Hartmann, Sales Associate 5 Beds, 4.5 Baths • $990,000 LIS NE TI W NG


326 Culver Road, South Brunswick Twp Robin Jackson, Sales Associate 5 Beds, 3.5 Baths • $820,000 LIS NE TI W NG

56 Spruce Street, West Windsor Twp Donna Reilly & Ellen Calman, Sales Associates 5 Beds, 3.5 Baths • $869,900 PAS VIE TORAL W

48 Dorann Avenue, Princeton Elizabeth Zuckerman / Stephanie Will, Sales Associates 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths • $1,150,000

1235 Park Street, Robbinsville Donna Reilly & Ellen Calman, Sales Associates 5 Beds, 3.5 Baths • $625,000 N PR EWL ICE Y D



126 Clover Lane, Princeton Rashmi Bhanot, Sales Associate 5 Beds, 5.5 Baths •$1,165,000

252 Terhune Road, Princeton Linda Li, Sales Associate 4 Beds, 4.5 Baths • $1,267,000

430 Nassau Street, Princeton Susan Gordon, Sales Associate 5 Beds, 4.5 Baths • $1,495,000 LIS NE TI W NG


51 Clarke Court, Princeton Heidi A. Hartmann, Sales Associate 4 Beds, 4+ Baths • $1,574,000








52 David Brearly Court, Princeton Connie Huang, Sales Associate 2 Beds, 1.5 Baths • $334,999

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