WEST WINDSOR & PLAINSBORO NEWS WW-P’S FREE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER WWPINFO.COM Letters: New Parking Rules Affect Windsor Haven WW Council Dickers Over Reimbursement State Transit Village Designation Sought For Junction Settlement in Plainsboro Cop Termination Case Police Reports 33 Classifieds FOLLOW WWPINFO ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER FOR TIMELY UPDATES ISSUE DATE: JUNE 25, 2010 The Class of 2010: North & South Graduation Day. Students at WW-P’s two high schools graduated on June 18. A list of graduates and more pictures begin inside on page 17. Pictured above are retiring South Principal Chuck Rudnick, Ciara Schoenauer, Darian Lanzetta, Sarita Patankar, and Erica Simi. Below are North’s TJ Johnson, Sara Lieber, Denise Pyfrom, and Jaclyn Silva. Photos by Brian McCarthy NEXT ISSUE: JULY 9 New Administrators Take Helm in WW-P District by Cara Latham the middle school level. The WWP school board appointed him as s the WW-P school district the new principal during its meetsaid goodbye to another se- ing on June 15. nior class this month, it alA native of Kearny, Dalton so parted ways with four of its prin- earned his undergraduate and cipals and its director of guidance. graduate degrees from St. Peter’s But it also welcomed two new College in Jersey City. His father administrators and promoted a worked for the United States Post third as the school year came to a Office, and his mother worked as a close. The WW-P school board secretary at the Newark Housing hired Gerard Dalton to replace Authority. longtime principal Art Downs at When he was 16 years old, he Community worked after Middle and school with stuRick Charwin dents from a Gerard Dalton has been to replace Catholic school. named principal at Nancy IcenHe continued to hower as the Community Middle do so through district’s dihigh school and School, while Rick rector of guidcollege, where Charwin will take over ance. he went to as director of guidance. The WW-P school for busischool board ness. He worked has not named in the finance inreplacements for South Principal dustry for a few years, but always Charles Rudnick and Millstone missed working in a school enviRiver Principal Mary Ann Isaacs. ronment. “It’s your first love; it’s the thing you’ve always done,” he hat began as a career in the said. financial industry has transHe began teaching sixth grade, formed into nearly two decades in and throughout his career, found public education for Gerard Dal- that teaching at the fifth, sixth, and ton, who has been appointed as the seventh grade levels was the best new principal at Community Mid- fit for him. “I found that the middle dle School. school was a favorite place for Dalton, who replaces longtime me,” he said. “I enjoy working principal Art Downs, who is retir- with the young adolescents and all ing this year after serving as the the challenges it brings.” school’s only principal, is bringing with him longtime experience at Continued on page 9 A W DAY-BY-DAY IN PLAINSBORO & WEST WINDSOR For more event listings visit www.wwpinfo.com. For timely updates, follow wwpinfo at Twitter and on Facebook. Friday June 25 Drama Miss Connections, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609466-2766. www.off-broadstreet.com. Comedic mystery by Marvin Harold Cheiten of Princeton. $27.50 to $29.50. 7 p.m. Playwright’s Lab, Passage Theater, Mill Hill Playhouse, Front and Montgomery streets, Trenton, 609-392-0766. www.passagetheatre.org. $15. 7 p.m. The Wizard of Oz, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. www.dpacatoat.com. Family musical classic. $10; $7 for children. Blankets, seat cushions, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. Parking fee of $5. 7:30 p.m. Sordid Lives, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609570-3333. www.kelseytheatre.net. Drama to benefit the James Tolin memorial fund. $25. 8 p.m. The Threepenny Opera, Princeton Festival, 185 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-537-0071. www.princetonfestival.org. Musical featuring music of Kurt Weill and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht. $40. 8 p.m. The Heidi Chronicles, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062. www.princetonsummertheater.org. Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize winner. $16. 8 p.m. Ragtime, Villagers Theater, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, 732-8732210. www.villagerstheatre.com. Musical. $18. 8 p.m. Art Art Exhibit, Princeton University, Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall, 609-258-2222. www.princeton.edu. Last day for “How You See Me,” an exhibit of more than 50 works of art and poetry created by HomeFront clients focuses on how others see them and how they see themselves. 10 a.m. Artists Network, Lawrenceville Main Street, 2683 Main Street, 3 11 14 21 34 Summer Gardens: Mary Painter, below right, has created a garden of ‘outdoor rooms,’ which can be seen on the Greening of West Windsor Garden Tour, Saturday, June 26. See story page 35. Lawrenceville, 609-647-1815. www.Lawrencevillemainstreet.com. Gallery features works by area artists. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Summer Art Sale, Garden State Watercolor Society, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 Harrison Street, Princeton, 609-394-4000. www.gardenstatewatercolorsociety.org. Original art works in watercolor, oil, pastel, and mixed media; both framed and unframed. Noon to 5 p.m. A Last Hurrah, Gallery 125, 125 South Warren Street, Trenton, 609989-9119. www.gallery125.com. Closing reception to celebrate the artists and supporters to mark the six years a success. The gallery closes on Saturday, June 26. Music and refreshments. 6 to 9 p.m. Continued on page 23 THE NEWS JUNE 25, 2010 Views & Opinions JoanJoanEisenberg Eisenberg Joan Eisenberg Office: 609-951-8600 x110 Joan Eisenberg RE/MAX Greater Princeton Office: 609-951-8600 x110 Mobile:609-306-1999 Princeton Forrestal RE/MAX GreaterVillage Princeton [email protected] Office: 609-951-8600 x 110 Mobile:609-306-1999 Princeton Forrestal Village Mobile:609-306-1999 www.JoanSells.com [email protected] Office: 609-951-8600 x 110 [email protected] com Mobile:609-306-1999 www.JoanSells.com [email protected] To the Editor: PIACS Is Misusing Charter School Law They decided not to pursue the option since many costly modifications were needed. PIACS is also trying to get a change in zoning to have a school in a facility zoned for he founders of the Princeton commercial businesses. We understand the kindergarten International Academy class at PIACS is full. That is not a Charter School (PIACS) surprise since parents in West misused the intent of the charter Windsor and Plainsboro are going school law to get their school apto get full-day kindergarten at the proved on an expedited basis in the school when the district only offers waning days of the Corzine admina half-day program. As taxpayers istration. In spite and voters we of their rhetoric, have questions the simple fact is for the decision the proposed How can the Departmakers regardschool is a bou- ment of Education ing their desire to tique private allow PIACS to use a push this bouschool mastique school at querading as a facility that would not the expense of charter school. be approved to host a taxpayers in The taxpayers in public school kinderthese communithe townships afgarten? ties at a time fected were not when every given a choice to politician is talkfund or not to ing about ways to reduce property fund this non-public education intaxes. stitution. How can the Department of EdWe understand PIACS is again ucation force taxpayers in West trying to take advantage of proceWindsor and Plainsboro to fund a dures at the township level. They full-day kindergarten program at want to use a substandard facility PIACS when the taxpayers can not to house their school. A few years afford to fund the program at the ago, when faced with a shortage of WW-P public school district? classroom space, the West WindHow can the Department of Edsor-Plainsboro Regional School ucation allow PIACS to use a facilDistrict looked at the same facility ity that would not be approved to to house its kindergarten children. Owner/Sales Associate Village G rande V alues VILLAGE GRANDE VALUES These Wonderful Homes are Located in West Windsor in the Village Grande Active Adult Community. The Exceptional Clubhouse Includes Indoor and Outdoor Pools, Tennis, Recreation Rooms, Exercise Rooms, and Social Rooms. The Community is Close to Major Roads, Shopping & Commuter Train. West Windsor: 2BR, 2BA freshly painted home with many upgrades including gleaming Hdwd flrs in the LR, DR, KIT, FR & Sunroom. The Kit features light maple cabs and Lge Center Island. MBR w/tray ceiling & MBA w/soaking tub & stall shower. FR w/door to yard, 2FBA. 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E-mail: [email protected] Home Page: www.wwpinfo.com Mail: 12 Roszel Road, Suite C-205, Princeton, NJ 08540 © 2010 by Richard K. Rein. JUNE 25, 2010 host a public school kindergarten? If anything the standards for charter schools should be stricter than standards for public schools since charter schools have no taxpayer oversight in the form of elected representatives. How can the zoning board in Plainsboro approve the request for a change in zoning in an expedited manner when such a request is going to cost the taxpayers in Plainsboro twice? First the charter school is going to take money away from the public schools to the tune of $800,000. Second, it is going to convert the property from office/commercial use to educational use; in other words convert from a property tax-paying facility to a tax-exempt facility. The taxpayers in Plainsboro can not afford this loss of ratable at a time when our property taxes are increasing substantially this year. We urge both state and local elected officials to consider the detrimental effect of this boutique school before the final approval is granted. Diana Li, Kathy Liu, Shirren Wang, Nancy Wu, Dawei Wang, Jia Mi Plainsboro New Parking Rules Affect Residents The Biggest Healthcare Reform Could Well Be You By Andrew Miller, MD, MPH A s confusing as the healthcare debate has been over the past year, one of the farthest-reaching changes now taking place in the practice of medicine has nothing to do with new legislation. Instead, it is the emerging role that we — as patients and families — are expected to play. Increasingly, health professionals are asking patients to be part of the healthcare team. This is especially true for older adults. If you are a senior about to be released from the hospital, you have a one in five chance of being rehospitalized within 30 days of your discharge. For some health conditions, such as heart failure, heart attack (acute myocardial infarction), pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hospital readmission rates are even higher. Many of these re-hospitalizations may be preventable. New Jersey is one of only 14 states chosen to participate in a national pilot program to help identi- fy the best ways to ensure coordination as you move from one care setting to the next, from hospital to home, or to a nursing home, a rehabilitation facility, or within a hospital. These movements are referred to as “care transitions.” The New Jersey Care Transitions Project (NJCTP) focuses on Educated and motivated patients and their families can have an impact now in avoiding re-hospitalization. seniors at high risk of re-hospitalization. While the project is concentrating on 44 communities in Burlington and Camden counties, the lessons being learned have statewide implications. National data shows that re-hospitalization rates decline when people become more knowledgeable about and involved in their own healthcare. If you are about to be discharged from the hospital, you should: Ask the nurse or doctor three questions — “What is my worst problem?” “What do I need to do?” “Why is it important for me to do this?” Be sure you understand the answers. Ask the social worker or nurse about help you may need when leaving the hospital and how you can get that help. Once home, you should: Review all discharge information, including when to make appointments with doctors for follow-up care; Read up on the new medications prescribed in the hospital, fill the prescriptions, and make an updated list of medications; Contact the doctor right away if you are having problems with your illness or have questions about your treatment plan. Another way to take more control over your healthcare and help ensure you receive the most appropriate care is by using a personal health record (PHR). A summary of your overall health, the PHR also includes a list of all medications you are taking. The very act of compiling a PHR gives you a deeper understanding of your own health, allowing you to make informed decisions. It also helps doc- THE NEWS tors and other healthcare providers better coordinate your care. While some of the provisions in the recent health care reform legislation will take years to come into effect, educated and motivated patients and their families can have an impact now in avoiding re-hospitalization. Andrew Miller, MD, MPH is co-leader of the New Jersey Care Transitions Project and Director of Physician Services at Healthcare Quality Strategies Inc. (HQSI), the nonprofit Medicare quality improvement organization (QIO) for New Jersey. Free PHRs are available on the HQSI website, www.hqsi.org. Miller, who is board certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine, is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and he earned his MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health. Miller and his wife, Lynne Ruff, MD, have been West Windsor residents since 1982. Their daughters, Becky and Lisa, both went through the West Windsor-Plainsboro schools and graduated from High School South. M ayor Shing-Fu Hsueh says that declining property values are a major factor in rising taxes for West Windsor residents. But in Windsor Haven condominium home values have been threatened by his administration, which imposed major cuts in onstreet parking, making the community a much less attractive place to live and raise a family. Rather than working with residents to solve the problem and develop constructive parking solutions, the Mayor brazenly claimed that no parking has been removed. This was an argument rejected by the many neighbors who cannot find anywhere to park for their families and guests and who are now at risk of being ticketed by police. Proper parking rules attract wide support –– not least by helping keep roads clear for emergency vehicles. But wiping out much-needed parking that communities have relied on for many years without considering the impact it will have is appalling. I urge residents of other condominiums in West Windsor to stay alert to the activities of the administration using the Open Public Records Act. They should demand that the mayor properly consult all residents when making these extraordinary decisions. Anthony Singer 43 Ketley Place AAPSG Thanks All For Year’s Success O n behalf of the African American Parents’ Support Group executive committee I want to thank each and every one of you for your leadership and support of the AAPSG and our children this past school year. We have had an exciting year of achievements in our partnering on information resource programs for parents and students and enrichment opportunities. Highlights of our successes for the school year include: Continued on following page “It all comes down to a Buyer, a Seller, and ROXANNE GENNARI” — NY Times Roxanne Gennari #1 Coldwell Banker Agent in Mercer County For Sales Volume and Transactions* Ranked in the Top 1% of Coldwell Banker and NRT* OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE NJAR CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE — PLATINUM — 2009 Over 37 Million Closed Sales AND 124 Transactions — 2009** ** Based on Trend MLS Data 2009 Princeton Junction Office: 50 Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE 3 609-586-7252 609-799-7148 609-799-8181 [email protected] ©2009 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned and Operated by NRT LLC. *Based on 61,000 Sales Associates nationwide. NRT is the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage firm and #1 in the nation for 11 consecutive years. NRT is the subsidiary of Realogy Corporation. Realogy is a frachisor of six of the most recognized brands in the real estate industry: Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, ERA®, and Sotheby's International Realty®, Coldwell Banker Commercial® and ONCOR International™ 4 THE NEWS JUNE 25, 2010 we face challenging budgetary times, the AAPSG is committed to continuing our partnership with the WW-P School District to Continued from preceding page address the critical issue of our time of the Expanded back-to-school night informa- achievement gap facing African-American students in our school district. tional and resource tables. Eliminating the achievement gap requires An annual college planning event hosted the muti-prong approach of school, commuby Colgate University. nity, parental engagement, strategic reAnnual informational program on navi- sources, committed pedagogic strategies gating the school district hosted by our prin- that promote positive messages that our children can achieve their dreams of success, a cipals. culturally embracing curriculum, and a diAnnual black history program showcas- verse school district of faculty, guidance ing the theatrical and musical talents of our counselors, administrators, and support staff children. who reflect our student population. As we transition during this coming Informational and resource events on school year in our ww-p community service, inschool district leadership ternship, and summer ranks, the AAPSG is cauopportunities for our The AAPSG is committiously optimistic that we children with our comted to addressing the will see more Africanmunity partners includachievement gap facing American principals, asing Plainsboro and sistant principals, faculty, West Windsor townAfrican-American stuguidance and other key ship recreation and sodents in our district. staff hired and retained incial services, Trenton to the WW-P school disBig Brother and Big trict. Sister, and Princeton HealthCare Systems. We are most excited about continuing the Striving for excellence in a program positive and healthy working relationship to where more than 500 children and youth ensure the success of all children in our wonwere recognized for their academic and derful school district. We will double our efleadership gifts. The new program compoforts to ensure that public education does not nent also showcased the artistic, musical, suffer but continues to thrive despite antiand oratory gifts of our children. public education policy direction coming A summer math enrichment program in from the current state government. July to help our children get a head start for We wish those of you headed for retirethe new school year. ment the best and thank you for your years of New summer early education reading ini- dedicated service and commitment to our tiative in partnership with the West Windsor children and to quality public education the branch of Mercer County Library and the WW-P district is known for providing. We look forward to another school year WW-P district commenced this week with of building even greater opportunities for more than 30 parents and children reading learning and growing for WW-P school disAfrican-American literature together. trict children. An AAPSG Facebook page, a new youth Thanks for your incredible support and to corner, and youth engagement program are your staff for this great school year. being launched. Barbara Edmonds Thanks to your support in our 25th an- President, AAPSG niversary year we continue to grow. While Letters & Opinions PLAINSBORO $334,900 Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath Princeton Crossing townhouse. Living room w/vaulted ceil and fireplace, dining rm, spacious eat-in kit. Large master bedroom and master bath. Attached garage. MLS5726623 MLS5726623 MLS5726705 PLAINSBORO $289,900 Desirable 2 bedroom Brittany townhouse. Recently repainted, newer carpeting & newer kitchen appliances. Fireplace in Living rm, finished Loft, patio. Interior location. MLS5726705 MLS5714089 MLS5726394 PLAINSBORO $535,000 Spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Princeton Crossing home w/open flr plan. Eat-in kitchen w/ granite counters & stainless appliances; 2-story family rm w//fpl; Master ste w/vaulted ceiling. 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It’s the process of making a home appeal to the greatest common denominator of buyers. haven't been refreshed, to the potential buyer it’s a reflection on how the entire home has been kept and maintained,” explains Rachel. “Something as simple as a worn towel can leave a negative impression with the buyer. They wonder if they can’t buy a five dollar towel, have they taken care of the water heater? And that costs the seller.” “Life is so hectic for people today, so most of them want a turnkey home. They don’t want a fixer-upper, and they want to see neutral,” says Tracey. “If you invest in some paint, if you buy some new carpet, if you buy fresh towels, you’re not wasting money. The money that you do put in, you’re going to get back tenfold.” RADHA CHEERATH peals to homebuyers and what might offend. People also have to understand that how you live in your home now and how you market your home for sale are two completely different things. That’s where we can really help.” “The process of staging is frugal,” adds Tracey. “People confuse it with the process of interior design. Our first objective is to keep the costs down because we know home sellers don’t want to invest a lot of money. It’s about repurposing. “We can go into a linen closet and find brand-new towels. We’ll use a little money to make huge enhancements for big impact. A big green plant in the corner gives life to a room that may not have had life before. Fresh flowers, relocating furniture, all of this can make the difference in selling your home quickly for the most profit.” Contact Tracey or Rachel at Staged Right LLC, Home Staging & Design. Tracey Merrill, 609915-9310 or [email protected] Rachel Pincus, 609610-3633 or [email protected] BROKER ASSOCIATE “Excellence is not an act, but a habit” • NJAR Circle of Excellence Award Gold Level ‘03-‘09 • Mercer County Top Producers Association ‘01-‘10 Email: [email protected] Office: 609-799-8181 Cell: 609-577-6664 26 Lakeshore Drive, Princeton Junction, NJ RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE Impeccably maintained, landscaped, and in move in condition colonial on a rarely offered location. Serene park like lot backing to green acres. Entrance foyer graced with hardwood flooring. Sunny Eat-in-Kitchen, with gorgeous views of the backyard. Entertain in the family room with cozy wood burning fireplace. Spacious master bedroom suite with walk in closet, and attached bath, Generously sized additional bedrooms. Multi level wood deck extending the length of the home, offering a magnificent view of the backyard with mature plantings including apple and peach trees. Professionally landscaped backyard provides privacy, and backs to preserved green acres. Located approx 2 miles from Princeton Junction train station, ideal for NYC commuters. Close proximity to major highways, shopping, and blue ribbon west Windsor Plainsboro schools. All major systems of the home have been updated and are under home warranty. Offered at $669,900 50 Princeton-H Hightstown Rd • Princeton Jct. NJ 609-7799-88181 LONG & FOSTER Real 609-936-2525 x Estate Professional, Experienced & Educated Agents 33 Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 T Joseph Gulino Broker/Sales Associate Mary E. Weaver Broker/Sales Associate Dir: 609-936-2525 x2554 ABR, GRI, ASP ABR, CRS, SHS Cell: 609-213-0548 [email protected] Dir: 609-936-2525 x5384 Dir: 609-936-2525 x5365 Cell: 908-578-0545 [email protected] Cell: 609-865-8223 [email protected] Matthew O'Connell Josephine “Josie” Rost Maria DePasquale SRES Sales Associate, ASP, Home Mortgage Consultant Dir: 609-936-2525 x2549 FHA Specialist Cell: 609-851-2377 [email protected] Dir: 609-936-2510 Cell: 609-439-9684 [email protected] Broker/Sales Associate ABR, GRI Dir: 609-936-2525 x5370 [email protected] ABR: Accredited Buyer’s Representative • CRS: Certified Residential Specialist ASP: Accredited Staging Professional • GRI: Graduate Realtor Institute • SHS: Senior Housing Specialist E US PM O H 1-3 N 7 PE /2 O N6 SU Hopewell $324,900 (orig. $339,000) Located in the beautifully maintained and peaceful Hopewell Grant community, this lovely 3 bedroom townhome boasts a light, airy, open floor plan, fireplace, windowed master bathroom with large soaking tub, separate laundry room, 2 car garage with several amenities, including clubhouse and pool. Call Joe Gulino, 609-213-0548 E US PM O H 1-4 N 7 PE /2 O N6 SU West Windsor $695,000 Spacious 5 BR 3.5 BA Colonial. Kit. boasts oak cabinetry, granite counters, top of the line appls., ceramic tile floor & 2 pantries. Crown molding in the foyer, LR and DRs give this home a gracious air. Impressive FR w/new HW floors, brick FP, skylights and a wet bar area. Main floor also has a BR and full BA. Grand master suite w/a sitting rm., master BA w/jacuzzi tub, skylights & double walk-in closets. Backs to new walking trail so you & your family can enjoy the 123 acre comm. park & pool w/out ever crossing a street. Call Lori Ann Stohn 609-750-5384 East Windsor 125 Hickory Corner Rd. A paver walkway leads to this 5 + bdrm, 2 bath expanded cape on .63 park-like acres. This comfortable home has newer energy saving features, including windows, storm doors, roof, siding, furnace, hot water heater and more. Beautiful hardwood floors in most rooms. A sunny family room has a wall of windows overlooking treed yard. There is an attached 2 car garage with attic plus 36' x 18' outbuilding for the hobbyist. Conveniently located just off Rte 130, close to shopping and transportation routes. Call Mary Weaver 609-865-8223 D SE U PM O H 1-4 N 7 PE /2 O N6 U S Matthew O'Connell Have a comment? E-mail your thoughts to our editor: [email protected] wwpinfo.com. Or add your opinion to the discussion to the stories posted online at www.wwpinfo.com. Signed comments will be considered for the print edition of the WW-P News. Lori Ann Stohn Broker/Sales Associate CE racey Merrill lives in West Windsor with her husband, Jim, an acoustical consultant whose work includes concert halls and university libraries. Their son, Luke, 11, is going into seventh grade at Grover Middle School. Daughter Hayley, 13, is going into ninth grade at High School South. In recent years, Tracey worked as personal assistant for Bob Hillier, the worldrenowned architect who owns his own architecture firm in Princeton. “I picked up so many details and nuances about architecture from him and all about flow and color, so I learned what I loved on the job,” says Tracey. “If you’re lucky, you come back to doing work you’re passionate about. So I’m extremely lucky.” Rachel’s husband, Steven, works in New York as an IT recruiter. Their daughter, Nicole, 12, is going into seventh grade at Grover and son, Ben, 14, is going into ninth grade at High School South. Rachel majored in finance in college and then worked in sales in New York’s garment district. Life took the family out to live in California. In 2000 she was recruited into the home-staging business by the realtor who sold them their home, who was impressed at the way Rachel had put their house together after their move. “Sometimes it just helps to have a neutral party, someone who doesn't have judgment clouded by emotions,” says Rachel. “We’re also extremely aware of what’s going out there. We have our pulse on the market, so we understand what ap- RE DU T oday's real estate scene is still very much a buyer's market, so if you're looking to sell, you're going to need all the help you can get. And just like that, on cue, enter Staged Right, a home staging and design company started by two suburban moms from West Windsor. The concept of home staging is still relatively new in this area, but it's something that's been hot in other areas of the country, especially the West Coast, for two decades. And if you're a fan of HGTV, you know that home decorating, design, and staging shows currently rule the roost. “Whether it’s a job interview or selling your house, you never get a second chance to make a first impression,” says Tracey Merrill. “Staging your home means showcasing it to its fullest and best potential to make it stand out from the rest on the market. It helps maximize investments and increase profitability.” “For most people, their home is their largest investment, and since the real estate market has taken such a huge hit in recent years it’s especially important to put your home in the best possible light,” says Rachel Pincus, the other half of Staged Right. “Real estate agents love a home that’s been staged because they know the home is going to look exactly how they want, with no unpleasant surprises.” Tracey and Rachel’s business partnership sprang out of a friendship that began eight years ago when Tracey’s son, Luke, and Rachel’s daughter, Nicole, started kindergarten together at Maurice Hawk School. Tracey was developing a reputation in town as the “organizing” lady. She had an eye and talent for helping people clear the clutter in their homes and create calm out of chaos. Meanwhile, Rachel was fast becoming known as the “color” lady because she had a flair for helping people choose the best paint colors to dress up their homes and make them stylish and comfortable. She had been running Staged Right out of her home, but back then, all her work was in New York’s Westchester County because the concept of home staging there was popular in a way that had not yet caught on locally. Each woman was aware of the other’s talents and passions. After years of talking about going into business together, this year, they finally made the leap. “We figured four eyes are better than two,” laughs Rachel, “and it was time because now, people get it, and the work is coming our way. It’s another layer to creative selling. When people live in their homes, they have a lot of emotions wrapped up in them, and it’s difficult for them to envision what needs to be done. They know something needs to be done, but they don’t know where to start, and that’s where we come in.” “The kids are older,” says Tracey, “so it was a good time for us to figure out a way to do something together and follow our dreams. At the same time, we are really helping people get to a place where they need to be if they are ready to sell their homes.” So what exactly does it mean to stage a home? It’s the process of making a home appeal to the greatest common denominator of potential buyers. It includes everything : creating an open floor plan, declut- THE NEWS Home Mortgage Consultant FHA Specialist NMLS 239152 Lawrenceville $417,000 8 Port Mercer Rd. Pristine single family corner property in desirable Yorkshire Woods. This 3 bedroom , 2.5 bath features brand new granite counter tops in kitchen and bath, and new Stainless Steel appliances. Home freshly painted throughout. Plus full finished basement and so much more. Close to all shopping and major commuter routes. 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Call Josie Rost 609-306-2074 5 6 THE NEWS JUNE 25, 2010 People In The News In This Market You Need an Experienced Agent & Good “Karma” Karma Estaphanous Broker/Sales Associate Over 18 Years full time Agent NJAR Circle Of Excellence (96-09) Re/Max Hall Of Fame – 2007 Re/Max of Princeton www.karmarealtor.com [email protected] Office: 609-452-1887 x 7080 Cell: 609-851-4844 343 Nassau St Princeton, NJ 08540 CALL NOW FOR A NO-COST PROPERTY MARKET EVALUATION Helping You Choose the Right Home Is Claire’s Specialty. WW-P News Scholarships E rica Gbekel of West Windsor received the West Windsor-Plainsboro News High School South Scholarship. She begins her college experience this summer at Xavier University of Louisiana with classes in public speaking and language arts. Born in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn, she moved to West Windsor with her family five years ago. “It was a big change from the busy city,” she says. “My parents chose the area for the school district.” Her mother, Diana, is a registered nurse at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Hamilton. Her father, Eric, is an accountant who commutes by train to New York City. She has a younger brother, Marcus, and a younger sister, Danielle. Gbekel (pronounced Beckel) has been a volunteer at Princeton Hospital and a Sunday school teacher at St. David the King. She worked on the yearbook at South. She also received a scholarship from the African-American Club. Her plans are to major in biology. “The scholarships will help further my career,” she says. J oanna Chapman received the WWP News scholarship at High School North. Born and raised in Plainsboro, she will major in political science at Seton Hall University in the fall. She is working at Super Fresh this summer. Erica Gbekel, left, of High School South and Joanna Chapman of North were this year’s recipients of the West Windsor-Plainsboro News Scholarships. She attended Wycoff, Millstone, and Community Middle schools, as well as North. A choir member since elementary school she was able to travel to London. She was in the ensemble cast for “High School Musical,” “Camelot,” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” as well as dramas. “Music and theater are something I really enjoy doing but I’m not making a career out of it,” she says. “Dancing is not my strongest but I can hold my own.” Her sisters, Robin Januszewski, 32, lives in Pennsylvania with two children; and Kristin Januszewski, 30, graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and works at Eden. They both graduated from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School (now South). Her mother, Betsy Scott, is a registered nurse. “The scholarship was a huge surprise and I was really honored to receive it,” she says. “It is a huge weight lifted off our shoulders and will help pay for books.” Maritime Award George Li, an eighth grade student at Grover Middle School, was honored by the National Maritime Historical Society award for his individual documentary on submarine history presented at the New Jersey History Day State Competition held May 1t at William Paterson University. His research, in considering the NHD theme of “Innovation in History, Impact, and Change,” determined when the submarine became a viable weapon of war, and the implications for naval warfare since World War I. Li’s project was facilitated by Joan Ruddiman, coordinator of the PRISM Program at Grover Middle School. JUNE 25, 2010 Realty Insights by Donna Reilly O vestment through economic ups and downs, keep these points in mind: 1. CONTROL YOUR DEBT. Keeping your overall debt low, and maintaining your credit rating are paramount, especially for when you need to refinance your mortgage. 2. PROTECT WHAT YOU HAVE. If you're not in negative equity, congratulations! To keep your position strong, avoid taking a home-equity loan, which would risk putting you in negative equity if the value of your property drops. 3. REVIEW YOUR MORTGAGE ON A REGULAR BASIS. Rates are at alltime lows. It may be time to review your mortgage with your lender, to see if you should lock in your rate or adjust your terms now. It's important to stay on top of the latest news in the real PLEASE JOIN OUR CAREER SEMINARS! Century 21 Abrams Hutchinson & Associates 64 Princeton Hightstown Road Princeton Junction, NJ Navigating Choppy Real Estate Waters ver the past couple of years, you may have heard of homeowners being "underwater" or "upside down" in their mortgages. 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Donna Reilly, Weichert, Princeton Office, 350 Nassau Street, Princeton. 609-9211900. Home: 609-860-8498. www.DonnaReilly.com [email protected] Gloria Hutchinson Owner/ Sales Associate Ed Bershad Manager/ Broker Associate Why Choose Century 21 Abrams, Hutchinson & Associates? • #1 Brand in Real Estate • Leader in the Local Marketplace • Onsite Training • Busy Office with over 100 Agents We Look Forward to Meeting with you! Call 609-945-4115 for details and dates! 64 Princeton Hightstown Rd Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 Abrams, Hutchinson 609-683-5000 & Associates Rates are at all-time lows. It may be time to review your mortgage with your lender, to see if you should lock in your rate or adjust your terms. Faith Kristopher and Sean Centofani of Plainsboro were among seven young people who were confirmed as members of Princeton United Methodist Church last month. For information about the church, located at the corner of Nassau and Vandeventer streets in Princeton, call 609-924-2613. Dance Taylor Birnbaum, 16, has been dancing at Galaxy in West Windsor for 12 years. She studies ballet, jazz, lyrical dance. She began studying dance at age three in Staten Island. She is a student dance instructor at the dance school. A member of the competition team at the Galaxy of Dance, Birnbaum participated in DanceXplosion’s regional competition in Sparta last month. The team earned the Xcalibur Award which is awarded to the highest scoring group with “Ballet Gone Bad,” a routine that features the entire team with dancers from ages 5 to 18. “This award was extra special as it recognized the talents and efforts of all my dancers from my youngest, right up to my graduating seniors,” said Kelly Gorner, the studio’s director and choreographer. “It gives me great pleasure to teach both my recreational dancers as well as my competitors. Dancing contributes to the growth of selfconfidence in all participants.” A rising senior at High School South, Birnbaum is a member of the National Honor Society and the Math Honor Society. She has also been a section editor of the yearbook since her freshman year. Her sister, Brittany, a graduate of High School South and University of Miami, will attend law school in the fall. Her brother, Andrew, is at University of Maryland. Their mother, Darlene, is assistant to the dean of art and design at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Their father, Alan, is an attorney at CitiGroup. New Officers Miki Krakauer of West Windsor was installed as president of the Trenton-Lawrence Chapter of Hadassah at the Runway Restaurant on May 25. New board of directors for the United Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks include Mark Merkovitz of West Windsor as vice president of campaign, and Stacey Wasserman of West Windsor as women’s campaign president. They were installed at the annual meeting on Thursday, June 24, at at Adath Israel Congregation, in Lawrenceville. Births The University Medical Center at Princeton has announced the following births: Daughters were born to Plainsboro residents Daneen A. and Ted Spitaletto, June 7; and Dorothy Mensah and Richard Ewusie, June 10. Deaths Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Survivors include a brother, Anthony Cortez Stokes of Plainsboro. Janet Falzarano White, 48, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, died June 10 at Regional Hospice Home. Survivors include a sister, Regina Prieto of West Windsor. Donations may be given to the American Cancer Society, c/o Look Good/Feel Better Program, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615. Melville Carroll Brown, 92, of Key Biscayne, Florida, died June 10. He lived with his family in West Windsor in the early 1960s. Cards may be sent to his daughters, Cathy Crescioni, 9615 Parkside Trail, Champlin, MN 55316; Valerie Brown 166 Grassmarket, San Antonio, TX 78259; or Vicky Fields, 19611 Encino Way, San Antonio, TX 78259. Tironia Porcha Stokes, 20, died on June 6 at University of Continued on following page 408 Plainsboro Rd Plainsboro, NJ 08536 Visit our neighborhood websites: T: (609)716-9600 F: (609)716-9602 1-888-637-6188 www.M3Realty.com www.OurWalkerGordonfarm.com • www.OurPrincetonCrossing.com www.OurGroversMill.com Real Estate Agent Sales Positions Available, Now Interviewing… Come Join Us • No Desk Fee •No Franchise Fee • High Commission Split of 70/30* Call for a confidential appointment. *Subject to sales experience/sales volume. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY West Windsor - Beautiful colonial features 4 bed rooms • study room • conservatory room • 3½ baths • 2 car garage • full finished basement • 9 ft ceiling on the 1st floor • crown molding • kitchen with 42" cherry cabinets • granite counter tops and center island • 2nd floor features a spacious master suite with sitting area and master bath with dual vanities • shower and soaking tub with Jet • princess suite • Jack and Jill bath • two bedrooms and upgraded bathrooms. $899,000 Plainsboro - Crossing at Grover’s Mill...prime loc, quiet neighborhood. A real pleasure to show. Well appointed, tastefully decorated, like a model home. Hardwood flr throughout, gourmet kit, custom window treatments, cathedral ceiling family room, fully fin. bsmt w/custom bar, M. bed. rm. w/seating area, prof. landscaping w/paver patio. $939,000 Hamilton - 1977 Well-maintained & bright contemporary split w/side entry, 2-car garage. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 2-story entry foyer. Living room w/cathedral ceiling & brick wall fireplace. Brand new windows, furnace. 2-yr. gas & hot water heater. 4-yr. new AC and new roof. Brand new gutters. Carpet in family rm. HW in other areas. New kitchen w/ new cabinets, stove, exhaust fan & dishwasher. Ceramic flrs. 5-yr. deck. Move-in condition. A must see! $389,000 East Brunswick - Fee simple ownership only $40+monthly maintenance fee, priv.back yard, for playground, veg/flower garden. Move in condition. Brazian cherry wood flrs, updated kitchen, newer appliances. Freshly painted interior, power wash exterior. Full finished bsmt w/office. Spacious rms w/family rm on flr level. Best buy in town. $349,900 7 8 THE NEWS JUNE 25, 2010 NEED TO SELL YOUR HOME? JUST PICK UP THE PHONE! Nayla B. Burns Realtor Associate Your Multi-lingual Realtor: English, French, Arabic, Italian, Greek, Spanish & Portuguese /27 . . 6 UN N S SU Y E ER S V U E HO D N AN E P M O 4P 1- RENTAL - $ 2800/Month East Windsor - Brand New Construction in the adult community Riviera. For Sale. Linwood Provincial model. 3 BRs, 3 full BAs. Loft with 3rd BR and bath, 2-car gar., small porch patio and another open patio. Lots of upgrades. $412,000 West Windsor Beautifully maintained ranch. 4 BRs, 2½ BAs. Walkout finished basement w/office & 2½ baths. Inground pool, 2-car garage. Hardwood floors throughout. A must see! $570,000 Nayla B. Burns Office: 609-275-5101 x2542 • Cell: 609-462-8122 Email: [email protected] JUNCTION BARBER SHOP 33 Hightstown Rd., Princeton Jct. ELLSWORTH’S CENTER (Near Train Station) Hrs: Tues - Fri: 10am - 5:45pm Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm 609-799-8554 Continued from preceding page Xiaoping Zheng, 86, of West Windsor, died June 12. Arrangements were by Brenna Funeral Home, 340 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton. Aneta Bauder Zinetti, 75, of Cherry Hill died June 12 at Brighton Gardens of Cherry Hill. She formerly lived in West Windsor for 30 years. A charter member of the Twin W First Aide Squad, she was a former member of Princeton Junction Fire Company and a Red Cross instructor. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Terry Moomaw and Susanne and James Basilone; her son, Bruce Zinetti; four siblings, Nancy, Roy, Frank, and JoAnn; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Donations may be made to Morriston Baptist Church, 20291 Southeast 33 Street, Morriston, FL 326683485 Helen A. Porto, 76, died June 13, in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Pat Morabito of Plainsboro. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. Abraham Jachzel, 86, of Fair Lawn died June 13. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and John Putrino of West Windsor. Donations may be made to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Washington, D.C. Herbert O’Brien Sr., 89, of Woodbridge died June 16, at JFK Medical Center, Edison. Survivors include a sister, Alice Leach of Plainsboro. Donations may be made to the Shetland Sheepdog Rescue Group at: SSPSNJ 370 Union Avenue, Bridgewater 08807. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville 08691; or St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1200 Klockner Road, Hamilton 08619. Michael B. Zapantis, 62, of West Windsor died June 16 at his home. Born and raised in Brooklyn Heights and Long Island City, New York, he lived in West Windsor since 1998. A graduate of City University of New York, School of Engineering, Class of 1969, he received a master of science in transportation planning from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1971 and juris doctor from New York Law School in 1978. Zapantis was admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Patent Cases in 1978, attorney and counselor of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1982, as well as attorney and counselor of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals. He was also a licensed engineer in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. As a licensed attorney, Zapantis served on the New York Patent Bar and was currently serving as the deputy director, Procurement Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He was working with both state and federal agencies on the new development leading to the restoration of the World Trade Center property. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Victoria Zapantis; his daughter, Melanie N. Zapantis; two sons, Michael J. and Kristofer A. Zapantis; his sister and brotherin-law, Genevieve and David Zirman of Flushing, NY, and his nephew, Jamie Zirman, of Lorraine Sassman, 86, of Plainsboro died June 17 in the University Medical Center at Princeton. Born in Massachusetts, she was a longtime resident of Plainsboro. She retired after 20 years of employment as a secretary with Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation of Princeton. Survivors include her husband, George W. Sassman; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Marion Sassman, and Kevin and Diane Sassman; three grandsons, James Sassman Jr. and his wife, Vanessa, and Daniel and Patrick Sassman; and three great-granddaughters, Breanna, Korri, and Ashlin. Bradford J. Griffin, 92, of Suffield, Connecticut, died June 17, in West Windsor. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jill Griffin and Bill Farren of West Windsor. Donations may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of Central Jersey Hospice, 176 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701 or the Office of Radio & Television-Catholic Mass, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712. Carolyn Rachel Gefner, 34, of San Francisco, California died June 22. Born in Great Neck, New York, she was a former Plainsboro resident. Survivors include her mother, Marjorie Gefner, of Lumberton; and a brother, Charles Gefner. Funeral services and burial are Sunday, June 27, at 11:30 a.m. at New Montefiore Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York. JUNE 25, 2010 THE NEWS New Administrators Continued from page 1 For the past eight years, Dalton, who lives in Asbury Park, has worked in the Clinton Township school district, where he served as principal of the Clinton Township Middle School for the past six. Before Clinton, he was working as a principal of a small school of only 83 children nearby. The role was part of a shared services agreement, and officials were looking at the possibility of merging the school. That’s when he moved over to Clinton Township. He has previously taught in Chester Township, Warren Township, and Newark. In Clinton, he has had experience over the last few years in school expansion. He was charged with building a new school: everything from working with school staff in the referendum process to designing and actually opening the school. The new facility is now in its third year of operation. “I think I can bring with me experience of great instruction and being able to supervise, and a knowledge of middle schoolers and their development needs,” Dalton said. Dalton said he looks forward to getting to know his colleagues and understanding what is in place to analyze what needs to continue and what needs to be improved. “I’m going to be going through a lot of discussion and analysis,” said Dalton. “I don’t think it’s the proper thing to go in and make changes unless you’re charged with it. You need to see what’s going well and honor history before you jump in and make dramatic changes.” Dalton said he was drawn to the WW-P district because of its reputation. “I needed an opportunity for growth where I could bring my contributions, and where I could also learn,” he said. “After the first interview, I had that feeling that this could be a place to do that.” Dalton’s salary for the upcoming school year will be $147,530. R ick Charwin began his career as a music teacher, moved on to guidance counselor, eventually becoming a guidance director, and then became an assistant principal. Along the way, he has served as a radio talk show host, run his own business as a therapist, and has also enjoyed life as a musician. Now Rick Charwin will begin a new chapter of his life as the WWP school district’s newest director of guidance, replacing Nancy Icenhower, who retired this year. How he got to WW-P is even more interesting. The opportunity to come to WW-P came as a result of a lost one, particularly a job he lost at the high school in Bernards, where he was an assistant principal. His position, as well as several others, were eliminated this year due to budgetary constraints. “I had a lot of different interviews and offerings, but the only one that really seemed to be perfect for me was this one in WW-P,” he said. “Had I known about this, even if I were still here, it would have been a position that would greatly interest me because of the quality of the district and the people in it.” Charwin says he hopes to apply his myriad of life experiences to his new role in the district. Because of those varied experiences, “you’re much more real when you work with kids,” he said. “I’ve been out in the word and have done some interesting things.” He grew up in Woodbridge, graduating from high school there Rebecca Rogers Gerard Dalton Rick Charwin before attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. He earned his undergraduate degree from Kean University in music education. He later earned a master’s in counselor education, also from Kean, and then a doctorate degree in education from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Charwin began his career as a music teacher and band director. “That’s where my original love is, and I carried it with me through today,” he said. He then became a guidance counselor and became interested in administration. “I thought I could do a lot of good things for kids if I got to be in charge of the department, includ- ing setting directions and putting everybody on a consistent path,” he said. He began at the Rumson-Fair Haven district, and later moved to the Bridgewater-Raritan school district. He served as a guidance counselor and later as a director for about 20 years before coming to Bernards High School, where he acted as an assistant principal. 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It seems like a perfect fit.” Charwin lives in Asbury — a Hunterdon County town outside of Clinton — where he and his wife, Melissa, moved last November. Even before he began his career, Charwin was exposed to the educational process. His father was a salesman for Wrigley’s gum, while his mother was a business manager for the Eagleton Institute of Politics on Rutgers’ Douglas Campus. Outside of education, he has done voiceover work for commercials and has spent the last 10 years as the host of an entertainment talk show on WDVR FM, a full-service, family-oriented FM station operating at 89.7 Mhz from Delaware Township, NJ. It utilizes a translator on 91.9 Mhz in Lawrenceville to serve the Lawrenceville, Princeton, and Trenton area and points south. He views the volunteer gig as his way of giving back to the community that is also “fun and rewarding.” In addition, he is a musician and also a licensed therapist who runs his own private practice in Warren. “You work hard all day and maybe do a radio show one night, and see some patients on another,” he said, pointing out that he usually works every day except Sundays. “Life is short, and you want to get the most you can.” Charwin said his therapy work allows him to hone his skills in working with parents and kids. The WW-P school board approved his hiring at its meeting on June 15. He said he has already been communicating and planning with his new colleagues through Email. “Everybody has been so welcoming and wonderful,” he said. “I think transitions can be very easy if everybody is on the same page, and it seems like everyone in this district is on the same page.” Charwin said he looks forward to seeing what is working well and what he can do to encourage those initiatives, but also see where he can make improvements. “I’m not looking to reinvent the wheel, but bring the David Argese knowledge I have and experience I have and make the excellent work even better,” he said. “I couldn’t be more excited about the new challenge and looking at what was an unfortunate incident with the budget, which has become such a blessing, a gift,” he added. “I feel really lucky.” Charwin’s salary for the upcoming school year will be $137,076. D avid Argese is excited about returning to the elementary level in WW-P, this time as Dutch Neck’s acting principal. Argese was approved by the school board on June 15 to move from his current position as assistant principal at Grover to principal at Dutch Neck. Prior to being appointed as assistant principal, a position he has held for one year, he spent the previous five years as the district’s elementary math and science curriculum supervisor. Argese has an undergraduate degree from Trenton State College (the College of New Jersey) and has done graduate work at Arcadia University, Georgian Court University, and Rider University, where he recently completed his principal certification. He started off his teaching career with two years at Notre Dame High School in Lawrence, coming to WW-P as a teacher at Community Middle School. From there, he JUNE 25, 2010 Reimbursement Takes Center Stage W by Cara Latham hile the devil may be in the details in setting a new reimbursement policy, most council members seemed to be on the same page when it comes to one idea — eliminating the current flat, monthly mileage and meal allowance of $250 given to certain township employees. The issue of reimbursements, and how to handle them, has been a recurring issue over the past two years. The council gave it another shot on June 14 when it reviewed a draft ordinance proposed by members Charles Morgan and Linda Geevers. Ultimately, however, the council assigned Township Attorney Michael Herbert to draft a policy based on the discussion. The debate was not over the need for a clear standard. Rather, the debate surrounded whether the council was overstepping its authority under the Faulkner Act form of government in trying to create a new, detailed ordinance became a teacher at Grover Middle School when it first opened in 1999. He left the district for about a year to become a K-12 math supervisor in Hillsborough before coming back as WW-P’s math and science curriculum supervisor, where he spent five years before taking on the position of assistant principal at Grover. “I knew I wanted to eventually go back to the elementary level because I really loved it,” said Argese about his newest position. Because of the number of retirements, the opportunity became available this year after administrative realignments. Argese said he spoke with the superintendent about the possibility of going back to the elementary level. Because of his former position as an elementary level supervisor, he has previously worked with the staff at Dutch Neck. “They’re very passionate about teaching, about kids, and about best practices,” he said. “They’re constantly learning.” One example is the school staff’s recent formation of a book group after reading a book that focuses on the learning styles specific to boys. During a meeting earlier this year that was facilitated by a retired teacher from Dutch Neck, Argese was telling a group of teachers from Dutch Neck about the book that he and others at Grover were reading, and over 20 of the teachers at Dutch Neck formed a group and began reading the same book. “Someone took the lead, and over 20 people signed up to learn more,” he said. Further, the district’s PTSA organizations were able to get the author of the book to come to the district in November to speak to anyone in the district who is interested. “They’re a really passionate group of teachers who are very open to continuously learning to provide the best possible program to their students,” said Argese. “I’m very excited to go over there.” Argese said his main goal for the year is to get to know the parents, students, teachers, and staff, spending time “getting to know them and soliciting ideas from the staff and the community regarding what they would like to see at Dutch Neck.” Among his ideas for the future are carrying over the “Let Me Learn” program that has been piloted at Grover. “You can actually that would be engrained into the township code. But as township officials prepare to head into rounds of negotiations with all of the employee unions this year, eliminating the current monthly allowance could prove detrimental to the collective bargaining process, argued Business Administrator Robert Hary. “We’re reinventing the wheel here when it’s not necessary,” said Hary, who argued that guidelines for employee reimbursements belonged in the administration’s policy and procedures manual and not in an ordinance. However, Herbert told the council it has authority in two ways: it has the right to establish polices, which could include abolishing the monthly allowance and replacing it with a voucher system; and approving contracts. “Council can direct the administration and say, ‘We know you are going to negotiate the contracts, but we don’t want to have the $250 a month in there,’” Herbert explained. “You have to approve the contracts ultimately. I think you can have a broad idea as to what you want in a policy under your budgetary contract approval. You can have general statements and a resolution saying, ‘This is how we’d like you to proceed.’” The idea to re-examine the reimbursement policy first came in 2008 the idea of creating a reimbursement policy surfaced after the council deliberated a 50 percent council raise from $5,000 a year to $7,500, and then a salary increase for the mayor from $17,685 to $25,000. Proponents argued that the raises would eliminate the need for submitting reimbursement forms and dealing with questions that could be raised when it comes to determining which reimbursements are associated with the job. Opponents said that expenses legitimately accrued by council members as part of township busi- THE NEWS OPEN HOUSE - SUN 6/27 1-4 PM West Windsor: Location, Location!! Updated 4 BR 2.5 BA Colonial in the Desirable Princeton Ivy Estates. Newly renovated kitchen and baths. 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All members of the WW-P district’s central office staff, including the superintendent and assistant superintendents, have agreed to a pay freeze for the upcoming school year. The administrators are not part of a union. The contracts for Larry Shanok, the assistant superintendent for finance, Russell Lazovick, the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, and David Aderhold, the assistant superintendent for planning and pupil services, expire on June 30, 2011. Kniewel, whose contract would have also expired on June 30, 2011, has been awarded a four-year contract extension to expire on June 30, 2015. Kniewel’s salary is frozen for this year at $192,676. Typically, the board agrees to review Kniewel’s salary at the conclusion of each school year. Kniewel asked that 1.5 percent of her base salary be contributed toward her health insurance costs beginning on Thursday, July 1, rather than waiting until the mandated date of July 1, 2012. Under a new state law, public employees will be required to contribute 1.5 percent of their base salaries to their healthcare costs when their current contracts expire. The remainder of the employees outside of the unions will begin paying the 1.5 percent in 2012, as permitted under state law. The administrators’ contributions will begin at the same time unionized employees would begin paying. Shanok’s salary is $165,854. Aderhold makes $144,000, while Lazovick has a salary of $137,500. 11 Clear Skin! Student Special! 3 Treatments for $235 (plus tax) (40% Savings) Offer good through 7/31/10. (Valid for one time only.) A Complete Approach to Skin Care Let our medically trained staff help to not only treat current skin conditions, but educate you on how to prevent future breakouts. The Aesthetics Center at Princeton Dermatology Associates Monroe Center Forsgate 5 Center Drive • Suite A Monroe Township, NJ 609-655-4544 2 Tree Farm Rd. 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The issue resurfaced in September, 2009, when Morgan pointed to the $250 blanket reimbursement for the mayor as a reason a clear reimbursement policy was needed. Morgan had argued that a $14 voucher for parking the mayor submitted in addition should have been included in the mayor’s $250 blanket travel reimbursement, and not approved as an additional reimbursement. The issue resurfaced again earlier this month, when Morgan questioned a claim submited by Councilwoman Linda Geevers. Both he and Geevers had drafted their own policies in the past, but came together before the June 14 meeting to work together on a draft. The ordinance drafted by Morgan and Geevers terminates the monthly meal and travel allowances and institutes specific standards to govern reimbursements. The proposal included a provision that specifies the township would not violate any negotiated terms under union contracts, but sets a policy for the negotiation process. Vouchers for reimbursement would have to be submitted within 30 days of the occurring expense, and the administration would have to get it on the bills and claims list within 30 days, Morgan explained. The voucher process is divided into travel and meals. The policy states that the least expensive mode of transportation will be used whenever reasonably possible, and that no amount will be reimbursed for travel between home and the employee’s regular place of work. The proposal also calls for an employee to use public ground transportation for township business when practical and appropriate. For example, said Morgan, if the mayor had to attend a conference in New York City, it might be cheaper and more reasonable to pay for a train fare rather than paying for employees’ mileage and toll expenses. However, as Geevers argued, “you don’t want to require the mayor to take a train into Trenton for a meeting,” Morgan said. “So that’s why we have ‘economical’ and ‘practicable’ and ‘appropriate’ in here. It gives discretion.” In addition, the proposal called for township vehicles to be used whenever possible. “Mileage will not be reimbursed, but gasoline will be reimbursed in its actual cost. Tolls and parking would be reimbursed for actual cost,” Morgan explained. He said an employee could be reimbursed for travel, including tolls and parking, if no reasonable township vehicle is available. With regard to meals, the ordinance proposed that the actual cost of meals will be reimbursed, subject to a limit, when the meal “occurs during the course of performing duties on behalf of the township, and where work stops for the meal and work resumes after the meal,” explained Morgan, who reasoned that road crews plowing the road can stop for a meal and go back to work and be reimbursed. “My lunch with the Planning Board chair would not be reimbursable under this idea,” he said. “There was no work before. We had lunch, and there was no work after.” In addition, the meal reimbursements would contain limits: the actual cost of the meal up to $15 for breakfast, including tip, $20 for lunch, including tip, and $30 for dinner, including tip. “Tips don’t exceed 15 percent of 18 percent, where mandated by restaurant policy,” said Morgan. The actual costs of meals will be reimbursed up to $75 per day in cases where township business requires an extended ‘I don’t think we’re saying we don’t want to pay someone. We’re saying we want to do it in a different fashion.’ workday or trip out of the township, such as the League of Municipalities convention, Morgan said. Alcohol and in-room reimbursements will not be reimbursed, “the point being if you really need a candy bar, don’t pay $6 for it” in the hotel room, he said. Councilwoman Diane Ciccone, however, said that she was opposed to the provision that allowed reimbursements at times when “works stops.” “If I’m a Public Works guy, and I’m on the road, and I stop for lunch and then I go back on the road, we’re paying for the lunch,” she said. “I’ve never heard of paying for employee lunches. I’ve heard of paying for lunches if you are away from your normal workspace. If you’re going to a conference or continuing education courses, you’re there away from your normal work environment.” “That means anyone in this office can be reimbursed for these meals,” she added. “They stop, go to lunch, and come back to the office and get reimbursed for it.” Morgan said he understood her point, but reiterated it was only a draft. Herbert asked, however, “Do you really want to put this into an ordinance? Ordinances are permanent documents, and this includes setting prices.” He said the ordinance involved to much minutia. Hary agreed. “We’ve established policy,” he said. “We’ve talked about the most cost-efficient way of providing transportation. Numbers change. It doesn’t belong in an ordinance.” Hary said the council also needed to understand that “providing your own vehicle for business purposes is not a condition of employment.” Ciccone said that just because the council is eliminating the monthly allowance does not mean the township is mandating that the employee provide his or her own vehicle. “What this is saying is we take it out, and you’re going to get reimbursed for actual mileage,” Ciccone said. “You’re just not going to get $250 automatically.” Council President George Borek said that at his job, the accountant got rid of the flat rate reimbursement and replaced it with a policy that reimbursed for actual mileage. “It’s a clean way of handling it,” he said, adding that the township should be discouraging the use of vehicles anyway. And if one needs to be taken, it can be arranged so that a township vehicle can be used. “I don’t think we’re saying we don’t want to pay some- one. We’re saying we want to do it in a different fashion.” Years ago, the township had a large fleet of municipal vehicles, but opted out of continuing the practice for a number of reasons, including the costs of maintenance, that the township did not have its own mechanic, and costs associated with insurance and replacement. All of those factors do “not make it advantageous to have a fleet of vehicles. In addition, you would have more vehicles in an already-full parking lot.” The township already has a small fleet of vehicles used for certain off-roading purposes. “If you look at the most cost-effective way of doing it from all standpoints, it makes sense to provide the vehicle allowance,” said Hary. “That’s why it was negotiated. It wasn’t negotiated as a benefit, but rather an allowance.” The allowance also keeps the budget predictable, he said. “It’s done in a fashion where we know where our expenses are going to be.” He suggested that council provide feedback during discussions of the specific contracts, where it can look for more economic and cost-effective measures. He also said that the full-day allowance of $75 was too expensive. Currently, township employees are allowed only up to $35 a day when they are out. “We do use our discretion here to make it work.” Morgan, however, said that by his calculation, the township could save up to $9,000 just by implementing a reimbursement voucher policy. When Herbert suggested having the council pass a resolution with generic policies in place, Morgan said the problem with resolutions are that they are passed but are easily forgotten. “An ordinance is there; it doesn’t go away.” “We need it in the code if we are serious about it,” he said. He said he did not mind cutting back the specific monetary limits in favor of a broader description. Still, Hary said, “once you put this in writing, you hamstring your ability to negotiate. We may find that they will leave the $250 allowances, and we’re going to get concessions or something more important to us” in the collective bargaining process. “As a council, and in terms of the budget, we have to be accountable for almost every penny,” said Ciccone. “When you look at every penny, and you see a blanket $250 across the board that has worked for years, the question comes now: is it working going forward, and should be look at actual mileage?” She said that even if the township breaks even, it would show accountability. While Morgan pushed for an ordinance, Ciccone said a resolution would give breathing room for negotiations. If Hary comes to council with regard to a specific contract and says that a union is willing to give certain valuable concessions in exchange for the monthly allowance, the council will not be restricted if it has a resolution setting general policy. Geevers said, however it would be easier with a simple policy. Borek said the mayor has indicated that he is willing to “set up parameters before someone gets reimbursed for mileage, that they would have to meet certain thresholds.” When Morgan asked for specifics, Borek said it was a general conversation, but that the mayor is willing to discuss thresholds. Herbert volunteered to draft a measure and get it back to council in a month. JUNE 25, 2010 Residents to Opt In at Walden Woods D eemed a “win-win” situation for both West Windsor and the 16 homeowners in the Walden Woods development, officials are proposing a solution requiring the homeowners to opt in to listing their homes at either market rate or affordable value. But the proposal raised various questions from members of the Township Council. Could the township even give residents an option? Is there any way to guarantee continuing credit for these homes past a third-round obligation, even when the state Council on Affordable Housing is proposed to be dismantled? Regardless, the council voted 31, with Linda Geevers abstaining and Charles Morgan voting “no” to ask professionals to draft a resolution. The resolution is expected to be drafted and put on the agenda some time in July. After a nearly two-year process of battling to have affordable housing restrictions removed from their property deeds, the Walden Woods residents received a letter from COAH last month stating it would give West Windsor Township the full number of credits for the homes, but grant the residents 10year — as opposed to 30-year — affordable housing restrictions, making them eligible now to receive market value for their homes. “In West Windsor’s third round housing element and fair share plan, the Walden Woods development is included as part of the prior round obligation,” states the letter from Sean Thompson, the acting executive director of COAH. “COAH does not require the deed controls of units fulfilling the prior round obligation extend through the entire third round. As a result, West Windsor may receive prior round credit for the units in the Walden Woods development.” Walden Woods, on Bear Brook Road, was created in the 1990s through the Operation Bootstrap Program, which was part of the United States Department of Agriculture Mutual Self-Help Housing Program. The program accepted “sweat equity” in lieu of a down payment, eliminating the primary impediment to home ownership for low-income families, up-front cash. Once the homes were built and occupied, they would fall subject to a 10-year affordable housing restriction. More than 10 years later, according to homeowners’ deeds, the ‘We don’t want to put those people out of their homes. This is the fairest way of treating our residents.’ affordable housing restrictions should be lifted, along with all of the other restrictions that came with the program. The township and the state Council on Affordable Housing, however, had debated whether the properties were subjected to the 30-year affordable restrictions until 2028. Upon receiving the letter, resident Voytek Trela, who with his wife, Caryn, have been serving as the de-facto representatives of their development, asked the township to pass a resolution memorializing the action. During the June 14 meeting, the proposal was vetted. Business Administrator Robert Hary said he met with Planning attorney Gerald Muller and Tax Assessor Steve Benner and came up with a strategy that would involve sending a letter to all 16 homeowners, asking them if they would like to be converted to market rate units, as stated in the COAH letter, or if they would like to be maintained as an affordable unit under the 30-year restriction. “The letter would have an estimated amount that they would expect to have to pay in increased property taxes as a result of the conversion to market rate units,” stated Hary in a memo to council. “Residents would sign the letter committing to either option, and their decision would be binding.” The township would record an instrument setting forth the 30year restrictions for those who choose that option, said Hary. “We don’t want to put those people out of their homes, so that’s why my recommendation is that,” explained Hary during the discussion. Opting out of affordable rates would mean that those residents would have to pay taxes on a market rate, which is most likely higher. “This is the fairest way of treating our residents, especially in remembering what they’ve been through.” Councilwoman Diane Ciccone said she believed giving the residents the option was the fairest way to handle the situation. “We’re not losing our credits for the third round, and we’re merely giving the residents the option to go to market rate,” she said. “I can’t support forcing someone to go to market rate if they don’t want to, or they can’t afford it.” Geevers, however, said she was surprised at the options. “I thought the letter was very clear in that it was a 10-year deed restriction,” she said. “We would get credit through 2018. It is explicit — I don’t know that there is a choice there.” In addition, when the matter first became an issue, “we were told they either had to be all market or all affordable, and now, all of a sudden, that has changed.” However, Township Attorney Michael Herbert said he and Muller reviewed the matter. “We have the option to do it,” he said. “My recommendation is that is the fairest way of handling it. This is a way of allowing each of the homeowners to take their positions.” Voytek Trela echoed Geevers’ comments. He also had understood there to be an “all or nothing” situation. However, “I think we should be treated as all or nothing when it comes to the original restriction, but in terms of anyone signing on for additional restrictions, that should be an individual choice. I really don’t see a conflict there.” Because Geevers questioned whether the township had the authority to allow the residents to opt, she abstained on voting to have the administration draft a resolution. Morgan voted against the proposal for other reasons. He said the situation was not a win-win without assurances from COAH that it will continue to receive credit in addition to the third-round obligations. The legislature is considering a bill that would abolish COAH, but “we should not assume the legislature is going to pass the bill,” said Morgan. “We can’t assume that even if the legislature passes the bill that the courts won’t strike it down. These residents deserve a fair shake, and I absolutely support THE NEWS them. But we have another 25,000 residents of this town who also deserve a fair shake.” Morgan suggested the council pass two resolutions: the first to accept the letter from COAH as not only giving the township credit for the third round, but in going forward; the second would be Hary’s proposal on condition the township receives that assurance. “A win-win includes permanent protection,” said Morgan. “If we find out in three or five years that this is a constitutional issue, we are going to be screwed. We have a sympathetic governor, and we have a sympathetic COAH, and we should be asking for these things now.” Township attorney Michael Herbert said that even if COAH is dismantled, municipalities’ fair share obligations will not be. “These folks will be in limbo unless you adopt some kind of resolution.” Morgan also said that the council should take the opportunity to discuss other lingering affordable housing issues, including that the affordable housing restrictions on the Avalon Watch development will also soon expire. Ciccone suggested dealing with the Walden Woods issue first. “I think we can give some closure to these residents and take up the bigger issue at another time. I don’t want to keep them in limbo.” Said Herbert: “Right now, we have no protection beyond 2018 no matter what we do, so we don’t lose a thing by adopting this policy. 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Morgan, however, questioned make a decision based on what you ship’s request to be considered for the designation’s impact on the onTransit Village designation under know already. I don’t think it’s fair going InterCap litigation and questhe state Department of Transfor this issue to be hanging out tioned what the designation of a portation. there.” What the township administra- “transit village” could mean in With the council voting to move tion admitted it thought was a non- terms of development near the train forward, Council President George controversial issue, however, faced station. “Some would say it’s urBorek asked that the affected resifrom Councilman banization of the train station,” he dents be contacted when the matter criticism Charles Morgan, who voted said. “Some people would say it’s is placed on the agenda. against it because he felt the admin- implicitly blessing higher buildistration provided insufficient in- ings.” “This is a really big deal,” he formation. The resolution, approved 4-1 on added. “I can’t make an informed June 14, asks the DOT to designate decision on it.” Township Attorney Michael the township as a Transit Village and affirms the township’s willing- Herbert said the designation “will ness to “accept meaningful growth have absolutely no impact on the in terms of jobs, housing, and pop- InterCap litigation.” “Let’s try to stop all of these ruulation within the transit village development district.” The resolu- mors,” said Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh in retion also states sponse to Morthe township’s gan’s comcommitment to Applying for ‘Transit ments. “All of implementation Village’ designation unthis will have to of the “compact, comply with der the DOT will pave mixed-used, our redeveloptransit-supportthe way for grants, priment plan.” ive vision” ority funding, and techIn March, called for in the nical assistance. 2009, the councriteria for descil adopted a reignation. Landdevelopment scape architect Dan Dobromilsky has been ap- plan for the 350-acre Princeton pointed as the township’s primary Junction train station area. The plan calls for a total base number of contact person for the initiative. If designated, the township 483 housing units consisting of 311 would be eligible to receive special market-priced units and 172 affunding for smart growth initia- fordable housing units. As for nontives once it meets a majority of the residential development, the plan criteria established by the program. proposes 207,910 square feet of reThe program, called the Transit tail with the potential option to inVillage Initiative, was created by crease retail floor area in District 1 the DOT and sets up a “Transit Vil- — which encompasses the 25 acres lage Task Force,” with members off Washington Road owned by Inconsisting of 11 state agencies: the terCap Holdings — by an additionNew Jersey Transit; the Depart- al 67,500 square feet along with ment of Community Affairs; the 7,500 square feet of added office Department of Environmental Pro- space. If the option for 75,000 square tection; the Redevelopment Authority; Council on the Arts; Main feet of additional commercial Street New Jersey; the Economic space is implemented, it would add Development Authority; the Office an obligation for nine more affordof Smart Growth; and the Housing able housing units. This would bring the total redevelopment area and Mortgage Finance Agency. The goal is to increase transit residential unit count to 496, with ridership, reduce automobile con- 311 market units and 185 affordgestion, and improve air quality in able units. Referring to the funding incenNew Jersey, the township’s resolution states. Once designated, the tives, Councilwoman Linda Geevtownship would be provided with a ers said she did not “see a downcontact person in each of the 11 side” to asking for designation. state agencies; technical assistance “It’s going to be very competitive to get any grant money.” Morgan asked the council to postpone the vote until the next business meeting so more information could be gathered. “I’m wondering what the urgency is,” he said. Also, the township has never used the term “transit village” to describe redevelopment, he said. “The contract with Hillier did not call for them to develop a transit At Skey & Bhattacharya, our mission is to represent you and manage village; it called for them to do a reyour case through effective negotiation or litigation in order to resolve development plan,” he said. your difficulties in the most efficient way possible. With over 30 years The mayor and business adminof experience, Skey & Bhattacharya understands the legal process istrator Robert Hary said the muand has the knowledge necessary to predict likely results and avoid nicipalities designated under the possibly expensive and needless litigation so that you can move program received funding last year just for being designated and that ahead with your new life quickly and return to a sense of normalcy. the automatic funding would probably not be available in future )DPLO\0DWULPRQLDO/DZ years. 'LYRUFH6HSDUDWLRQ When pushed for more clarifica 'RPHVWLF9LROHQFH tion, Hsueh said he believed the &XVWRG\&KLOG6XSSRUW$OLPRQ\ township could apply for as much 3UH1XSWLDO3RVW1XSWLDO$JUHHPHQWV as $110,000 in grants under the :LOOV7UXVWV(VWDWH3ODQQLQJ program this year. Beginning in the new fiscal year on July 1, however, the funding will probably be no /DZUHQFH&RPPRQV6XLWH longer available, he said. “That %UXQVZLFN3LNH/DZUHQFHYLOOH1- money can be used for any issue related to development around the (609) 896-8100 train station,” Hsueh said. www.sbfamilylaw.com Continued from preceding page A Summer Sunday Service at 9.30 a.m., July 4-September 5 Tuesdays at 10.30 a m., Meditation Group Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m., Healing Service Skey& Bhattacharya Attorneys-at-Law JUNE 25, 2010 Council President George Borek said that the simple possibility of getting a grant should move the process forward. “The question is: do you move forward and hope to get a grant, or whether you don’t move forward and then you lose an opportunity.” However, “the question is what opportunity are we losing?” Morgan replied, recalling a procedure supported by the council that requires the administration to bring details of contracts to council 30 days before it is expected to approve them. He said these types of requests should be subject to the same procedure. “I’m not opposed to this,” he said. “I’m the first one to say, ‘Let’s get grant money if we can get grant money.’ I’ve approved every grant money request that has ever come before us,” he said. “But we have a sky is falling statement with nothing substantive to it. There are no specific statements about specific grant application deadlines.” Morgan, who earlier questioned items on the list of bills and claims approved during the meeting, said the lack of specific information about the urgency for approval and benefits to the township was another example of how his requests to the administration for more information on a variety of subjects continued to be ignored. Hsueh said the administration “did not see this as controversial” and therefore did not prepare a packet of information on the subject prior to the meeting. Earlier in the meeting, during discussions on bills and claims, Hsueh accused Morgan of asking “nonsense questions” in his requests to Hary about various bills and claims and other requests. Morgan had been questioning the township’s purchases of bottled water for employees and a food reimbursement for $84.69 to a senior center employee that did not include a clear description of the event for which she was being reimbursed for providing food. Morgan said the township should not be paying for employees’ bottled water. “I’m concerned that we continue to allow it to be an expense of the township.” He also asked why the township was providing meal reimbursements to 10 employees to attend professional development. Hary said the employees were construction code officials attending a seminar to bring them up-to-date with township code. He did not know specifically the details behind the $84 meal reimbursement to the senior center employee, but said the employee usually uses her own credit card to purchase food for certain events and is later reimbursed by the township. When Hsueh told Morgan he should have sent an E-mail to Hary before the meeting to ask clarification, Morgan said he had grown frustrated with Hary, who has ignored his requests on numerous items. Hsueh said Morgan’s requests usually created legal implications, and the administration has to run the requests by counsel before responding. But the current request for more information “has no legal implications. This one is very straightforward.” Councilwoman Diane Ciccone asked whether the administration could provide information ahead of time when relevant items are on the agenda. Background information could have avoided 20 minutes of discussion, she said. Responded Hary: “You could argue the same point about every resolution on there. We did not see this one as being controversial.” Rather, he characterized the resolution as “boiler plate.” Still, Morgan requested that as a condition of approval, the council require the administration to divulge specific information about the possible grants. Township attorney Michael Herbert said it was not necessary to include the request as a condition, and Hsueh and Hary said they would provide information to council members in the days after the meeting. Morgan voted against approval “for procedural reasons, not substantive reasons,” he said. Green Resolutions A s West Windsor officials continue the process for certification under the Sustainable Jersey program, the council has approved two resolutions that affirm the township’s commitment to green initiatives. The resolutions, approved June 14, are necessary in order for the township to become certified under the program, which provides access to grants and helps municipalities to find funding opportunities to continue becoming more sustainable. Princeton HealthCare System invites area residents to attend out Board of Trustees meeting at 6 p.m. on June 28, 2010. It will be held at the Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, New Jersey, 08536. This meeting is open to the public and will include an update on the replacement hospital project, financial performance and quality. There will be time for questions and answers. Please call 609.252.8785 to RSVP or to request more information. Princeton HealthCare System holds an open Board meeting on an annual basis. Grant Support for Disabled Residents THE NEWS 15 handful of residents with special needs and their family members urged West Windsor Council on June 14 to apply for a $20,000 grant from the state Department of Community Affairs for the development of recreational programs for individuals with disabilities. The measure, which was unanimously approved later during the meeting, allows the mayor to apply for the grant. If it is successful in obtaining the grant, West Windsor would be required to match 20 percent of the total amount to comply with the requirements of the grant. Joan Nester, whose son Robert went through the West WindsorPlainsboro school district’s special program, told council that “since he has been out of school, there has been little opportunity, and he needs support, as do his peers.” The concerns were echoed by Hope Corman, whose daughter benefited from the recreational programs offered in the township. Having the opportunities “fills a very important void in the lives of our adult children” after leaving school, she said. The programs allow them to “maintain ties with peers with whom they went to school.” There are “very few social and recreational opportunities,” and “for many years, this has been an under-served group in the community,” she added. As an economist, she said she understood the importance of keeping costs down, but said that the grant covers 80 percent of the costs of running the program, with a majority of the rest of the costs being covered through registrations. In the worst case scenario, it would cost the township $4,000, she said. Her daughter, Jessica, also spoke during the meeting. She told the council that she went through the program at Maurice Hawk, Community, and High School South. For the past six years, she has worked at Wegman’s. She said she has enjoyed the recreation programs, including yoga and dance offered by the township for residents with disabilities. “Please continue these activities,” she said. Nantanee Koppstein, another resident whose child has a disability, also urged the council to approve submitting the grant. If successful, the opportunities “will expand fivefold.” Each of the council members stressed the importance of passing the resolution allowing the grant application. Councilwoman Diane Ciccone said the move could help meet the township’s goal of social sustainability by ensuring “everyone can grow and thrive as a member of the community.” The first resolution authorizes the township’s commitment to pledge continuation and expansion of its sustainable land use planning practices, while the second resolution authorizes the township’s commitment to promote green building practices within the township. The first resolution pledges that township officials will reach out to neighboring communities concerning land use decisions and take into consideration regional impacts; continue the creation of transportation choices with a complete streets approach by considering all modes of transportation, including walking, biking, and transit; protect natural resources; use its zoning power to allow for a mix of residential, retail, commercial, recreational, and other land uses; foster a diverse mix of housing types and locations; incorporate green design into municipal buildings; among others. The second resolution pledges that the township will implement a green building policy that will consider opportunities to incorporate green building measures into the design, construction, operation and maintenance of municipal buildings and facilities and will encourage green design for commercial, quasi-public, and residential buildings. Michael Hornsby, chairman of West Windsor’s Environmental Commission, said the deadline to apply for certification to the program is September 15. The resolutions are elements of the Sustainable West Windsor plan that was already adopted in 2009. In addition to the resolutions, members of the Environmental Commission are currently working on anti-idling and “complete streets” (in conjunction with the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance) resolutions to bring before council, said Hornsby. In October, 2009, West Windsor became one of the towns in the state with a sustainability element as part of its Master Plan aimed at incorporating more environmentally-friendly initiatives into future township development. The sustainability element, offers goals, objectives, strategies, and targets to direct township operations to- ward more sustainable practices. The sustainability element helps define what is meant by “sustainable,” identifies specific strategies and actions, and enables the township to have the authority to implement the initiatives through ordinances. The plan also devises progress by using a tracking system, in order to monitor which initiatives the township undertakes as it moves along. The plan also identifies “responsible parties” for each initiative that officials thought would be charged with studying and undertaking each of the individual initiatives. Officials began working on the plan in August, 2007. The sustainability element comes as a direct result of the Sustainable West Windsor Plan that was developed by Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, in coordination with the Environmental Commission, in August, 2007. The township received fund- A Continued on page 20 16 THE NEWS JUNE 25, 2010 JUNE 25, 2010 THE NEWS Congratulations, Class of 2010: Pirates & Knights Take Flight at the Sun Center High School South High School South, Class of 2010, held comencement ceremonies at Sun Bank Center on Friday, June 18. Among those graduating were: A Elizabeth Abraham, Shreya Agarwal, Salman Akhtar, Jonathan Alex Altiero, Sofia Lianne Alvarez, Shiv Teja Annapareddy, Andrew Annobil, Maria Apreleva, Sabrina Beth Arias, Pinar Arikan, Meenakshi Arumugam, Ralph Aurora, Kevin Awasthi, and Kostadinos S. Axiotis. B Hyun Woo (Alice) Bae, Simran Bains, Molly J. Bandeh, Younah Bark, Keshav Basavapatna, Mark Damon Benjamin, David J. Bertles, Roy Emerson Bhame, Kanupriya Bhargava, Aakash Bhatia, Yevgeni Birioukov, Andrew M. Bliach, Matthew Bobchin, Sagar Kumar Bohra, Samuel Blackman Boyles, Keighly Bradbrook, Ryan Brazel, Christopher William Bromberg, Corey Rodney Brooks, Jennifer M. Burek, and Sara Burnosky. C Claudia Priscila Cabrera, Kenson Cadet, Katherine S. Calder, David Calves, Joseph Charles Camaratta, Alexander D. Campbell, Karen Elizabeth Campbell, Michael Cao, Kriz Anne Caparino, Rachel Sydney Carandang, Carol Paola Cardona, Shawn David Carrick, Jennifer Lynn Catalano, Andrew M. Chan, Michelle Tianyun Chang, Nicole Chau, Fatima Cheema, Christina Chen, Howard Chen, Michael Choi, Arun Chopra, Deisy Cifuentes, Michael J. Cintron, Kimberly Anne Clifton, Ariel Sobel Cohen, Dylan Daniel Cohen, Jessica Ashlee Cohen, Robert Cohen, Amanda Marie Colonna, Matti R. Conover, Dillon Raymond Constantine, Ashleigh Ruthann Crivelli, Monica G. Cruz, and Brisa Raquel Cully. D Jack James Dennehy, Christopher Mark Derks, Kunal Desai, Malhar Desai, Sundeep Singh Dhillon, Soumya Dhulekar, Gareth Leslie Dicker, Erik Ryan Dixon-Anderson, and Zachary Andrew Donohue. E Matthew David Earle, Daniil Egorov, Ariel Lynn Eland, Eric Erentsen Enkeev, Danielle Elizabeth Erickson, Omar A. Espinal, and Emily Espinosa. F Chongluen (Alan) Fang, Yurani Madvi Farfan, Nicholas Wilhelm Feibel, Lena Nicole Feingold, Carly Friedlander, and Melissa Catherine Fryer. G Naveen Galla, Ronak Rajesh Gandhi, Wenyu Gao, Yifan Gao, Grace Elizabeth Garbini, Anushri Gaur, Nikitha Reddy Gavva, Erica Shika Gbekle, Rishika Ghosh, Gabrielle Marie Giambagno, Danielle Christine Gilbertson, Tanvir Singh Gill, Aditya Girish, Rachel Laura Goldberg, Justino Alfonso Gonzalez, Emilsy K. Gonzalez Salazar, Ilya Grabylnikov, Jasmine Caroline Grant, Robert Grbic, Amber M. Green, Stefanie K. Grossmann, Dev K. Grover, Kristen LeRae Grzywacz, Wendy Gu, Julissa Lena Guadagni, Nupur V. Gulati, Alexander Guo, Aditi Gupta, Kamna Gupta, Karan Gupta, Nikita Gupta, and Shama Gupta. H Heather Jean Hafford, John Haggerty, Zachary Halperin, Julia Hanley, Sri S. Harathi, Madhumitha Harishankar, Glenn Ryan Harris, Mahvish Hashmi, Irmak Hatiboglu, Melissa Hekl, James H. Herts, Corey Elizabeth Hillman, Suzanne Hochberg, Eric Bernard Hoff, Sung Keun Hong, Jake Hoyne, Matthew James Hsu, Alex Z. Huang, Annie Huang, Zachary M. Hundertmark, Evan P. Hunter, and Austin Hwang. I Sushil Inaganti and Michael John Ireland. J Vishesh Jain, Naveed Jamal, Elisa Rose Jankoski, Benjamin Todd Jankowski, Sameer Jaywant, Ian Jin, Daniel E. Joe, Steven Joe, Jarrett Anthony Johnson, Lindsey M. Joseph, Stefan Juang, Lindsey Jun, Wooyeol Jung, and Raimond Jurkhadze. K Maciej Kadlubowski, Neha Kamat, Ruturaj Kanbur, Victoria Paige Karas, Stella Angel Karcnik, Christopher Kardaras, Prabsharan Kaur, Meredith Ann Ketchmark, Kamran Khaliq, Ashraf Mohamed Khamiss, Anmol Khan, Sheena Khan, Dmitry Khrabrov, Aanchal Khurana, Ji Suk Kim, Lindsey Kim, Saehan Kim, Yeun Joo Kim, Dylan Klein-Denk, Richard Klieger, Pooja S. Kolluri, Samir S. Koppolu, Zachary Michael Krakower, Robert J. Krug, Stephanie Lai Ku, Gregory Kuhlman, Rhea Kumar, Veena V. Kumar, and Grace Chau-Ying Kwok. Bridget Riley and Julia Duprat of High School North. Senior Class President Caroline Bourassa. L Gabriel La Torre, Rahul R. Lakhwani, Darian Colby Lanzetta, Christopher Lee, Dana R. Lee, Kyung Lee, Samantha Y. Lee, Seon Joon Lee, Victoria Elizabeth Lee, Yujin Lee, Sara E. Lemley, Jessica Continued on following page Retiring South Principal Charles Rudnick presides over his final WW-P South Graduation. South’s Chris Matthews, Jack Dennehy, and John Haggerty. 17 18 THE NEWS JUNE 25, 2010 Continued from preceding page Y. Leong, Brandon Lee Lerner, Hannah Joy Leventhal, Corinne E. Lewin, Rebecca Melissa Lewinson, Michael Patrick Li, Jason William Light, Matthew J. Lilly, Christina Lim, Andi Liou, Elaine Liu, Hanbo Liu, Katherine Liu, Hannah Abigail Loeb, Matthew C. Lorenz, and Moxuan (Cher) Lu. M Samuel L. Macaluso, Emily Claire MacArthur, Henry Angus MacQueen, Chikao Maeda, Chen Hao Mai, Kate Maniere, Andrew James Manley, Anika Maram, Maximilian Margiotta, James Ryan Martinez, Javier Martinez, Christopher N. Matthews, Jeffrey Matthews, Stephen Evan McCarron, Connor McElligott, Matthew Paul Meers, Janvi Mehta, Kimberly Vega Merrill, Rebecca J. Merves, Daniel Messina, Cara Anne Milione, Allison Min, Tracy Mischell, Neeli Mishra, Morgan Mitgang, Reetika Mohanty, Alysha Marie Mooring, Michael Mortel, Zachary D. Mozenter, and Eshwari Murty. N Kseniya Nadtochiy, Doron Nae, Alex Ryan Nagler, Dharin L. Nanavati, Tara Nelson, Daniel M. Nesson, Lesley Anne Norris, and Anastace Novio. O Kezia Bethany Opie. P Matthew H. Padd, Sarita P. Patankar, Hurshal S. Patel, Ishan Patel, Ronak Parimal Patel, Ruchi Patel, Sonal Patel, Daniela Pazmino, Vincent Person, Sharang Shriram Phadke, Gregory Piccirillo, Andrew Alexander Pinelli, Jordan Pinnock, Julian Edward Plester, Ricky Polfliet, Neil Pothraj, Robert Alexander Prieto, and Allison Michaela Pungello. R Arvind Radhakrishnan, Sanjev Rajaram, Umar Mohsin Rashid, Rohan Rath, Palash Rathor, Tanika Raychaudhuri, Jonathan Redmond, Matthew Redmond, Kaitlyn Remde, Matthew Rhatigan, Julian Ulysses O. Richardson, David Rimmer, Jonathan Rivera, Nigel Rivera, Maxine Rivers, Gunjan Kaur Roda, Thomas William Roder, Amanda Victoria Rodriguez, Juan V. Rodriguez, Rudy Rodriguez, Alexis Rosado, Emma M. Rosen, Claire-Marie Rothea, Cornelius Rozario, and Jared Rubenstein. S Praneeth R. Sadda, Mayank Saksena, Priya Saksena, Avinash K. Salgam, Marina Alexandra Santana, Krishnan Sarkar, Elyse Margaret Sartor, Thomas Robert Savage, Armaan Saxena, Elan J. Schenker, Daniel Harrison Schloss, Nicholas J. Schmidt, Ciara Frances Schoenauer, Johanna Rose Schutzer, Alexa Schwartz, Brittany Lynn Schwing, Ananya Shah, Mit C. Shah, Jennifer Sharma, Abhishek M. Shevade, Kevin Shi, Vanessa Caitlin Shields, William Shin, Erica Simi, Tiffany Janice Simmons, Andrew Sivertsen, Michael Skapyak, Adam Smith, Brian J. Smith, Evan Smith, Gregory A. Snyder, Nicholas Valentino Sosa, Anthony Spence, Sarah E. Spence, Vyas Kattiganehalli Srinivasan, Darren Stafford, Colina Ren Stanford, Amanda Rose Stanton, Helene Strange, Urjita Sudula, and Sarah Copley Szostak. T Haruko Takeuchi, Edward Tanner, Brieanna Nicole Terppe, Sayli Thube, Alexandra Thumm, Roshni D. Tipnis, Casey P. Tosches, Brooke Goodall Townsend, Philip D. Trachtenberg, Jeremy C. Tsu, Natalie Tucker, and Phone Myint Tun. U Mene Oluwadurotimi Ukueberuwa and Samuel Vincent Urso. V Avinash Vaswani, Subhashini Venkatramani, Christopher Villamil, Maria Elizabeth Vincent, Luca V. Vinci, Kathleen Voigtsberger, and Demetri Vrahnos. W Rhea Wagh, Jeffrey Wai, Linda Wang, Travis Z. Wang, Victoria Shan Wang, Richard Steele Wehringer, Christopher Weir, Samuel Joshua Weiser, Alexandra Werth, Maxence Wiemer, Kyra Willans, Lea T. Williams, Brynja Chen Winnan, Charles C. Wong, Kachun Wong, Stephen M. Woo, Cristine Michelle Wu, and Jacob Stefan Wydra. X Daniel Xia and Luke Xu. Ariel Eland, Danielle Erickson, Gabrielle Giambagno, and Rachel Goldberg. Y Moxuan Lu, Class Secretary. Heetaek Yang, Mark F. Yang, Stephanie Yang, William Young, En-Chiao Yu, and Ying Ying Yu. Z Hadeeth Zaidi, Jonathan A. Zelnick, Jinya Zhao, and Raza Ahmed Zia. High School North Jake Hoyne and Zach Hundertmark. Corinne Lewin, Katie Calder, Sara Lemley, and Jennifer Burek. High School North, Class of 2010, graduated on Friday, June 18, at Sun Bank Center in Trenton. Members of the class include: A Corey Patrick Abernathy, Salman Ahmed, Parvez Ahmed Garcia, Nabil Aowsaf Ali, Tara V. Andrews, Kailee Elizabeth Andrucyk, Arpita Aneja, Zeeshan H. Anwar, Anthony Edward Arias, Rasheed Ariganjoye, Ujwala Arikatla, and Arda Aysu. The South Pirates B The WW-P School District graduated 392 High School South seniors at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton on Friday, June 18. Above, Amanda Colonna, Corey Hillman, Lena Feingold, Alexa Schwartz, and Natalie Tucker. At left are Aditi Gupta and Emily MacArthur. Allison Baidoo, Anjali Lakshmi Baliga, Pooja Balwani, Emily Louise Bamford, Alecia Bardachino, Miraj A. Barodia, Ujaas Barvalia, Steven Brett Bassin, Mrinalini Shreya Basu, Colin Evan Beirne, Leonard A. Bellezza III, Randy Joel Benitez Lomi, Alison L. Berg, Eliane Fleming Berg, Caroline N. Bianchetti, Timothy R. Biletta, Ryan James Billek, Nina Boal, Ranajoy Bose, Caroline Bourassa, Gwen Bowser, Killian Brakel, Katherine Elisabeth Brase, Michael P. Brienza, Alanna Logan Briffa, Ashley Elizabeth Britton, Lawrence Brodie, Rebecca A. Brodsky, Michael W. Brooks, Kathryn Doss Broughton, Daniel M. Brzezynski, Joshua A. Bugge, Shane Bulk, Maura E. Burns, and Sheridan Simone Butler. C Alex Cadar, Michaela A. Calotta, Kevin Charles Campbell, Ryan Camuso, Timothy Chambers, Brian M. Chan, Alexander Chang, Joanna Lee Chapman, Taylor P. Chapman, Simran Charan, Ravi Ryan Chelluri, Alexander Chen, Christine E. Chen, Katrina C. Chen, Jason Chin, Vivian Mercedes Chiu, Yuji Choi, Farahin Choudhury, Alyssa Marie Christie, Austin Chung, Colin Clark, Patrick Clewell, Megan Cloyes, Thomas Cochrane, Dylan H. Cohen, Alyssa D. Colon, George Andrew Connolly, Sean Cooney-Olson, Kelly M. Covey, Caitlin Cowan, Ezequiel Cruz, Graeme M.W. Cull, and Kelsey Curran. Armaan Saxena and Chris Matthews. Sara Burnosky, Sarah Szostak, and Melissa Hekl. D Nicole Dalaya, Graham Benjamin Daniels, Kathryn Patricia Davis, Kelly Davis, Andrew R. de Oliveira, Adit Desai, Sara S. DeSimine, Joshua Devasagayaraj, Peter Vincent DeVita, Gregory Diaz, Andrew DiOrio, Dustin A. Docheff, Ryan M. Dolan, Alekhya Dulur, Geirrlon Dunn, James Dunn, Robert J. Dunne IV, Julia M. Duprat, Pavan Duvvuri, Alexandra Dworsky, and Karen A. Dziekonska. Emilsy Gonzalez, Jasmine Grant, Amber Green, Yurani Farfan. Senior Class President Mene Ukueberuwa. E Emiko Janice Edwards, Miles J. Eisenman, Cameron Dean Erdogan, Pegah Eshraghi, and Jake Everett. F Julia Fang, Tah Jong Feng, Carly Gordon Feryus, Erika J. Fields, Jenna Elise Fields, Cynthia Fong, Alexander Foo, Alexandra Forsell, Sari R. Forshner, Brandon Justin Andrew Manley and Ben Jankowski. Rachel Goldberg and Sarita Patankar. JUNE 25, 2010 Frank, Jonathan Frias, and Nathan Tyler Frost. G Patrick Thomas Gallagher, Kristen Geevers, Anant Gharpure, Amy GillMurphy, Gitanjali E. Gnanadesikan, Neha Gona, Andrew James Gordon, Jenna Greenstein, Erica L. Grenzig, Ankita Gumaste, Fred Guo, Siyu Guo, and Pawel Gut. H Keenu Eric Xavier Hale, Brittany Hall, Cashmir Hardison, Orquid Hardison, Matthew Whitney Harrington, Joshua Harrison, Christopher Hase, Daniel G. Hayduchok, Connor Joseph Healey, Jordan Hemingway, Kate Molly Henry, Brielle Cortney Higgins, Trevor Hirschen, Josh Holland, Mary Lynn Hoogendoorn, Imran Hossain, Timothy John Howarth II, Elise Hu, Richard T. Hua, Daniel Y. Huang, Michelle Huang, Pei Huang, Evan P. Hundley, and Malik M. Hussein. The Northern Knights High School North held its graduation ceremony at Sun National Bank Center. This year 414 seniors attended ceremonies on Friday, June 18. Pictured above are Alex Dworsky, left, Lexie Forsell, Julia Fang, Erika Fields, Carly Feryus, and Jenna Fields. At right is Class Speaker Sophia Liu. Photos by Brian McCarthy. I Rachel Issa. J Megan Cloyes and Michelle Lu. Katrina Chen, Vivian Chiu, Jason Chiu, Kelly Covey, and Alex Chang. Joshua Devasagayaraj, Geirrlon Dunn, Tah Jong Feng, and Malik Hussein. Alyssa Colon and Ezequiel Cruz. Martine Rose Jacobs, Sruthi Janakiraman, Stacey H. Janofsky, Christopher Jin, Christina Nicole Johnson, Daya M. Johnson, Stephanie R. Johnson, Thomas J. Johnson, Melissa M. Johnston, Alana Kelsey Jorgensen, and Clarissa P. Jugo. K Michael Ian Kaish, John Nicholis Kalinowski, Rachana Kamath, Aparna Kannan, Arnold W. Kao, Hillary Rose Katz, Ethan Lewis Kaye, Matthew John Kelly, Evamarie Kemp, Drew William Kenavan, Jacquelyn Beth Kercheval, Sara Khan, Tiffany Connie Kichline, Yuri Kim, Thomas Stephen Klotz, Leonid Kogan, Stephen G. Kolber, Tracie Yiqing Kong, Elyssa Konowitz, Kevin C. Kostiw, and Sai C. Kotikalapudi. L Matthew Johnathan Lagana, Andrew J. Lalli, Zachary A. Larson, Paul A. Lavadera, Kevin J. Lawrence, Han Nguyen Le, Michael E. Leahy, Brian K. Lee, Caroline Lee, Kyung Eun (Grace) Lee, Peter Lee, Darryl Legair, Nicole Levine, Amanda E. Lewis, Blake Adam Lewis, Alan Liang, Sara Jillian Lieber, Carolyn Lipka, Sophia Liu, Michelle Liu, Linda Z. Lobato, and Marc Louis-Jacques. Matthew Harrington. TJ Johnson, Sara Lieber, Denise Pyfrom, and Jaclyn Silva. Triplets Onaisa Rizki, Shiffa Rizki, and Humna Rizki. Ryan Billek and Hannah Pellichero. M Liliana Esther Ma, Linda Maa, Brandon Michael Madsen, Benmeet Mahal, Apurba Maiti, Poojitha Mantha, Shivani Mantha, Kevin Marcoux, Samuel Marder, Christopher J. Martinez, Nikhil Mashettiwar, Hamad A. Masood, Ashleigh Jade Matthews, Amy Y. Mazariegos, Kathleen McEwen, Steven Cameron McSpiritt, Veerja M. Mehta, Devin Mejias, Vincent J. Mendola, Emily Meshumar, Jacquelyn Mihalyi, Loraine A. Miranda, Aakash Modi, Solange I. Moran, Timothy J. Moran Jr., Sophia K. Mostowy, Eric Moy, Melissa Lynn Murphy, and Rachel Mynes. N John Walter Nabial Jr., Rajsekhar V. Nalitham, Vidya Nandapurkar, Tanvi G. Netravali, Kaitlyn Nicole Newman, Daisy W. Ngige, Alexandra Niciforo, Arielle Elizabeth Niecestro, and Nicholas No. Tiffany Kichline and Sean Yan. Rachel Mynes, Melissa Murphy, and Amy Pacheco. THE NEWS 19 O Melissa A. 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Z Tauhid Zaman, Alexandra Zatoren, Matthew Zeissler, Kevin Zhang, Kevin (Xiaotian) Zheng, Erica Leigh Zohn, and Andrew Blake Zutty. Need Photos? Please be patient. The News will make all of its photographs from the awards ceremonies and graduations available to family and friends of the recipients. Further details as well as pictures of award winners will be featured in upcoming issues. 20 THE NEWS JUNE 25, 2010 Green Resolution Rite Aid Update Continued from page 15 T ing for the work through the state Department of Community Affairs’ Office of Smart Growth’s Smart Future grant program. In August, 2008, the legislature passed a law allowing local planning boards to include sustainability elements in their master plans, which was not allowed at the time West Windsor’s Plan was being drafted. “There’s nothing in either of these resolutions that the township hasn’t committed to previously,” said Marty Rosen, a member of both the Planning Board and Environmental Commission. Rather, the resolutions formalize council’s agreement as officials apply for certification. Councilwoman Diane Ciccone said the resolutions would help the township “continue to be leaders in the state in sustainability.” Cable TV Board To Be Decommissioned W ith a depleting need for a Cable TV Advisory Board, the Township Council is aiming at dissolving it in favor of a smaller staff committee that would handle any policy decisions. Interest on part of the administration and the board members themselves has been on the decline as the issues needing discussion has decreased, and the suggestion at the June 14 council meeting was to “de-emphasize” the board’s role. Councilman Charles Morgan proposed ordinance revisions to phase the board out of township ownship officials have confirmed that the developer of the future Rite Aid site has submitted engineer applications to the township. Township officials are currently reviewing that application and have already met with the project architect. According to Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh, the engineer applications were submitted a couple of weeks ago. “We would like to give them the permits as soon as possible,” Hsueh said. Residents have been questioning officials about the plans for the future Rite Aid site on the corner of Cranbury Road and Route 571, where vacant buildings recode, but council members and the administration were reluctant to spend money to make a substantial ordinance change. Though, Morgan’s suggestion that a small committee consisting mostly of township staff should be appointed to handle any policy issues that arise seemed to gain support. Morgan said there is reference to the GCC — Government Cable Committee — in the township’s code, but language changes would need to be made accordingly. Council President George Borek volunteered to work with Morgan to revamp the ordinance to save money, but Township Attorney Michael Herbert offered to draft a document for free. The smaller committee will most likely consist of the business administrator, the mayor, and the council president, who will deal with policy decisions. One example mentioned during the discussion was the issue of “politicking” on the township’s main boarded up. Last year the Township Council also sent a letter to the Dreher Group, which owns the site, to request its demolition. According to Business Administrator Robert Hary, township officials held a pre-construction meeting with the project architect on June 22. “Our construction official did encourage them to demolish the existing structures as soon as possible, even though the actual construction of the new building may not start until September,” said Hary. The site plan calls for a 14,673 square foot Rite Aid, and an additional 6,000 feet of retail space that could include a coffee shop and a restaurant. cable channel — which is prohibited — that was debated during the last election season. Council Advocates for Gulf Coast. In other business during the June 14 meeting, the council discussed whether to put a resolution on the next agenda that would take a position on a larger national issue taking center stage — the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast. Councilwoman Diane Ciccone suggested the township pass the resolution, as other towns like Edison have done already. The resolution would support the protection of wetlands and support the call to put the onus on BP to take responsibility for cleanup efforts. Council members debated whether they should take a position on a national issue. 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Princeton, NJ 08540 732-329-8888 www.buckinghamplace.net proposed, he asked the council to consider passing a resolution in support of the measure but was shot down on the basis that it was not township business. Most of the draft language was modeled after resolutions from other towns, and township officials would tweak it to make it broader before bringing it back to council on Monday, June 28. Field Lighting T he Township Council has awarded a $126,999 contract for the installation of lighting at the softball and baseball fields at Community Park. The contract, awarded to Musco Sports Lighting LLC, of Oskaloosa, IA, was the lowest of six bids received in April. The funding for the project comes from money set aside in the 2009 budget. According to Business Administrator Robert Hary, the township’s efforts to install field lighting began with the installation of lighting at the Babe Ruth League field years ago. “We did the lacrosse fields last year, and now we’re following up with the Little League and softball field this year,” he said. Hary said the lights are expected to be installed in late July or early August. Twin ‘W’ Squad To Build Garage T he Twin “W” First Aid Squad is looking to construct a freestanding garage for storage on its 2.5-acre property, and will be appearing before the township’s Site Plan Review Advisory Board on Monday, June 28. According to Sam Surtees, the township’s Division of Land Use manager, the volunteer squad will be using its own funding to construct the 1,230-square foot structure in the back of the existing facility on Everett Drive. The garage will be used to store various pieces of equipment that need to be stored indoors. The application for preliminary and final major site plan approval does not require any variances and falls within the zoning regulations for the property, Surtees said. The 2.5-acre site will provide “ample room” for the structure, but the squad will lose 13 of its current 52 parking spaces, which should be adequate, he added. The site plan application was required, even though the squad’s proposal meets all requirements. “The only thing that’s exempt from site plan review is residential,” said Surtees. “They’re coming in to show they can comply with all the requirements.” After SPRAB, Surtees said officials are hoping to get the application to the Planning Board for a hearing tentatively on Wednesday, July 21. WW Road Projects S ummer is in full swing, and road construction projects are moving forward. Improvements to the Route 571 intersection with Cranbury and Wallace roads as well as the repaving of Washington Road between Route 1 and the Princeton border has begun already, and Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh says that officials are anticipating beginning work on the Alexander Road scurve later in the summer. With the state Department of Transportation working at the Route 571 and Cranbury and Wallace roads, drivers in the area could see construction crews measuring the roads and digging on Wallace Road. The intersection has been redesigned with new pedestrianfriendly crossings, as part of an agreement with the state, county, and township. It also includes crosswalks in every direction, countdown timers on traffic lights, and a dedicated left turn lane coming off of the bridge eastbound, turning onto Cranbury Road. The state has approved using the eastbound side of the Route 571 bridge as a pedestrian crossing with a sidewalk on the other side, leading to Station Drive and a crosswalk to get to the sidewalk on the south side of Washington Road. “At some point, there might be some partial closings,” said Hsueh. “We will definitely work to avoid the traffic hours.” He said the township has not yet received a clear timeline from the DOT. Work on the s-curve is scheduled to begin in the later part of the summer, Hsueh said. Earlier this month, the Township Council approved an amendment to the existing contract with the engineers for the project. The council approved an additional $5,125 to the township’s contract with Remington & Vernick Engineers of Haddonfield, which submitted a proposal last month for additional professional engineering services. The total revised contract, originally approved in 2008, is worth $66,070. The project at the time included widening the road to 38 feet, with one lane of travel and a five-foot bike path in each direction. Features of the new road included elevation of the roadway to create a banking effect, use of high friction pavement, and improved striping and signage. The estimated cost of the project is about $500,000, with $190,000 in funding from a DOT grant. Meet & Greet S enator Tom Goodwin will be hosting a meet-and-greet at the West Windsor Fire Company firehouse on South Mill Road on Saturday, June 26, at 10 a.m. Goodwin, of Hamilton, was selected in March to fill the vacancy left by former Senator Bill Baroni. Goodwin is seeking re-election in the November general election. JUNE 25, 2010 THE NEWS Settlement Reached in Procaccini Case A by Cara Latham fter nearly eight months of hearings and testimony, a settlement was reached in the termination case against Plainsboro Police Corporal Nicholas Procaccini, just before Procaccini was scheduled to take the stand. The settlement, which allows Procaccini to retire, was reached just prior to a continuation of the public hearing on June 22. While the matter was pending, “Procaccini became eligible for his service time retirement in good standing,” said Timothy Smith, Procaccini’s lawyer, who said Procaccini will be retiring after 20 years on the job. “He’s submitted an application for his retirement, and that should be effected in the near future. He will be leaving an employee of the township and pursuing other career endeavors.” Smith said the details of the settlement, however, are confidential. “I am very happy to be away from there,” said Procaccini in his only comment to this newspaper. Said Plainsboro Township Administrator Robert Sheehan: “I can confirm that we’ve come to a settlement with Mr. Procaccini,” but declined any further comment. The police department’s attorney, Arthur Thibault, was unavailable for comment by press time. The public hearing process began in October. The department was pursuing Procaccini’s termination based on four charges: he was late for duty; he did not follow protocol when making motor vehicle stops; he violated procedure dealing with sick leave; and he violated policy in using the department’s E-mail system. Procaccini’s attorneys, however, characterized Procaccini, of South Lane in West Windsor, as a whistleblower. He alleges that the charges are for behavior exhibited by many officers in the department and that his client is being targeted as a result of defending another officer whom he says was terminated for filing a sexual harassment complaint. Fire Company Seeks Equipment I n order to improve safety while its members respond to calls, the Plainsboro Fire Department is looking to purchase equipment that will allow crews to change traffic signals at three key intersections within the township. The department is looking to purchase a traffic pre-emptive control system known as the Opticom Infrared System, which would also improve response times. According to Fire Chief Doug Vorp, the system operates through an infrared monitor that is mounted to the emergency vehicles, which sends out an infrared signal to a device mounted near the traffic light, prior to the intersection. “Based on the direction of travel, it turns three of the four directions of the intersection to red and turns our direction that we’re traveling in to green so that we can arrive at the intersection and pass through,” Vorp explained. “Our primary focus is a safety perspective. It gives us a safer route of travel. These are large intersections that we’ve had trouble with in the past.” Because of traffic or driver distractions, sometimes drivers cannot hear or see the emergency vehicles and they pass directly in front of them, Vorp said. The device does not automatically change the lights from green to red. “It runs the light through its normal cycle, but it speeds up the process a bit. The ones that are red already will just hold red longer, and the other side will go from yellow to red,” Vorp added. “This particular system is being Plainsboro’s fire department hopes to purchase a ‘traffic preemptive control system’ that would improve response times. encouraged by the fire company and could also be used by the rescue squad or police department as appropriate,” said Deputy Mayor Neil Lewis. There are three intersections officials are targeting for use of the device: Dey and Scudders Mill roads; Schalks Crossing and Scudders Mill roads; and the connector road and Scudders Mill Road intersection, said Lewis. Lewis said he has seen the devices used in Pennsylvania and has experienced first-hand its effectiveness. “The light changed as the vehicle approached the intersection,” said Lewis. “I saw the emergency vehicle, and it immediately switched to red in my direction.” “It puts everything on red so the emergency vehicle has the right of way,” said Lewis. “It does remove the additional hazard of emergency vehicles that are moving at a rapid rate to try to get to a person who needs them quickly.” Vorp said the fire district would purchase the equipment through its operating budget. For three intersections, the equipment will cost about $50,000, he said. “We’re looking to hopefully start moving and start the approval process,” he said, adding that it will probably start at the end of July or beginning of August. “It will take a couple of months to work its way through the approval process.” Taxi Ordinance A public hearing on an ordinance that tightens restrictions on taxi drivers picking up passengers within Plainsboro is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14. The Plainsboro Township Committee introduced the ordinance at its meeting on June 9, after its first revision since 2001, said Plainsboro Lieutenant Troy Bell. The ordinance ensures “the cars are safe and not in violation” by governing both the inspection of taxis and the documentation that must be provided by a driver. Under the provisions of the new ordinance, taxi companies who pick up passengers in Plainsboro would have to register with the township. Registration will enter the cab’s information into the police computer system with the taxi license’s expiration date. A taxi cannot be more than 84 months old and must be in safe condition, under the ordinance. Each driver must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or New York driver’s license. The ordinance also requires an investigation into a driver’s background and driving record. “We did add a smoke-free environment, so that means the drivers or passengers cannot be smoking in there,” Bell explained. The new requirements are now consistent with the state smoking law that went into effect a few years ago. The township has also changed the identification system. “We used to issue stickers for the rear bumper, which was cumbersome because every year, they had to put on a new sticker,” said Bell. “Now, we put the expiration date into the computer system. If an officer runs the tags, it shows when the license expires.” The ordinance also requires taxi drivers to keep their taxi licenses inside the car so they can provide it to officers during a stop. “The license is only required to pick up fares in town,” said Bell. A cab driver who picks up a passenger elsewhere and drives into Plainsboro to drop the person off is not required to register with the township. Bell said the township is expecting a large increase in the number of cabs operating in Plainsboro because of the new hospital. A person who is brought to the hospital in Plainsboro but lives far away, for example, many need to call a cab when released from the hospital. KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1967 Showroom Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Evenings & Weekends By Appointment 609-581-2626 1351 KUSER ROAD Hamilton, NJ 08619 (Between Olden Ave. & Kuser Rd. Minutes from I95 exit.) 21 22 THE NEWS JUNE 25, 2010 Rosa Wins National Title J oe Rosa, impressive throughout his athletic career at North, has achieved yet another milestone: a national title. He won the boys’ two-mile championship in record time at the New Balance Outdoor National Track and Field Championships at North Carolina A&T. The junior finished in a record time of 8:44.06 at the event on June 18. Meanwhile, his twin brother, Jim, finished second with a time of 8:51.46, his own personal best. With the win, Joe Rosa is only the fourth male Mercer County high school star to win on the national level. The brothers were also part of the North distance medley relay team, which finished third at the event in a time of 9:59.07. The win adds to the Rosas’ already decorated career at North, which began when they were freshmen. Just prior to the event, Jim Rosa finished third, with a time of 4:07.70 at the Inaugural Jim Ryun High School Dream Mile on June 12. Jim finished fifth, with a time of 4:08.65. This year Jim Rosa won the 1,600 in a meet-record of 4:07.89 at the Meet of Champions on June 3 at the Frank Jost Field in South Plainfield, beating the old record of 4:08.11 set by Morris Hills’ Liam Tansey in 2009. Joe finished second in the 3,200, with a time of 8:48.55. At the Group III championships in May, Joe picked up the state title in the 3,200, finishing with a time of 9:08.07. During the fall season, they took first and second place not only at the state Meet of Champions, but also at the Nike Northeast Region- nathy also finished big: a ninth place finish in the boys’ shot put championship, with a 57-1/2, to cap his high school career. In WW-P track this past spring, in North’s sectional championship win over Ocean Township, 83-72, on May 22, Joe Rosa broke records in the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs. WW-P Hangs On T Joe Rosa won the twomile at the New Balance Outdoor National Track and Field Championships. al in November. Joe broke the course record with a time of 14:55.52 when he claimed the title at the Meet of Champions in November. Jim was second, also beating the previous record with a time of 15:14.22. The previous record of 15:15.2 was set in 2006 by Craig Forys of Colts Neck. The first and second place finishes led the North boys’ cross country team to a third-place finish at the state meet, with an average time of 16:15.6. Joe Rosa also finished first at the Nike Northeast Regionals with a time of 16:01.3. Jim finished second with a time of 16:01.6. At the most recent national event, North senior Corey Aber- he WW-P American Legion team may not have had the best luck after its opening week of the season, but it staying alive, most notably with its win over secondplace Bordentown Post 26 on June 21. It followed it up with a win over Allentown on June 22 to improve to 6-7, but lost to Lawrence on June 23. The team is still fighting for a spot in the playoffs. WW-P has been so close for so long: six of its eight losses come from one-run games. Key for WWP in the team’s win over Bordentown was batting by Chet Otis, who had three hits and Ryan Phelan, who finished with three RBIs. Ryan DeMouth had a two-run triple, and Evan Smith also had a single in the win. Smith, Ralph Aurora, Phelan, and Jared Rubenstein each had two hits. Neal DeVincenzo struck out five batters. WW-PAmerican Legion Baseball WW-P (6-8): A loss to Lawrence, 5-3, on June 23. Even Smith, Chris Hase, and Ryan DeMouth each had hits. Ryan Phelan had a sacrifice fly. A win against Allentown, 7-6, on June 22. Otis: 4-0-1-0; Aurora: 1-1-10; Phelan: 3-1-1-2; Hase: 3-1-2-1; DeMouth: 3-0-1-2; Rubenstein: 4-11-0; Donohue: 3-1-1-0; Balestrieri: 32-2-0. 2B: Rubenstein. 3B: Phelan, Aurora, DeMouth. SF: Phelan. SB: Hase. A win against Bordentown, 9-5, on June 21. Otis: 5-2-3-1; Aurora: 51-2-0; Phelan: 4-1-3-1; Hase: 2-0-12; DeMouth: 3-0-1-3; Rubenstein: 41-2-0; Weisbecker: 2-1-0-0; Smith: 3-2-2-0. 2B: Otis. 3B: DeMouth. SF: Hase. SB: Rubenstein. A loss to Robbinsville, 7-6, on June 20, in the second game of a doubleheader. 2B: Chet Otis, Evan Smith; Ryan Phelan. RBIs: Ralph Aurora: 2; Phelan: 2; Chris Hase; Dan Block. Otis: 3-2-1-0; Aurora: 01-0-2; Phelan: 2-0-1-2; Hase: 3-0-11; Block: 3-0-2-1; Balestrieri: 4-0-1-0; E. Smith: 4-1-2-0; Ruta: 2-1-0-0; DeMouth: 1-1-1-0. A win against Robbinsville, 13-1, on June 20. 2B: Ralph Aurora; Chris Hase; Dan Block; Jared Rubenstein. 3B: Chet Otis; Greg Weisbecker. RBI: Block: 3; Rubenstein: 3; Ryan DeMouth: 2; Weisbecker: 2; Hase; Otis. Otis: 4-2-2-1; Aurora: 2-2-2-0; DeMouth: 3-2-1-2; Hase: 4-1-2-1; Block: 2-2-2-3; Donohue: 2-2-1-0; DeVincenzo: 1-0-1-0; Rubenstein: 42-2-3; Weisbecker: 3-0-1-2. A loss to Lawrence, 5-4, on June 19. Otis: 3-1-1-0; Aurora: 4-0-1-0; Phelan: 4-0-0-1; Hase: 3-1-1-0; DeMouth: 4-0-1-2. 2B: Otis, DeMouth. HR: Weisbecker. A loss to Hopewell, 6-3, on June 16. Aurora: 3-1-1-0; Phelan: 3-0-1-1; Hase: 4-0-1-0; Block: 2-1-1-0; Donohue: 3-1-0-0; Voltmer: 3-0-2-2. 2B: Donohue. 3B: Aurora, Block, Voltmer. SB: Donohue; Otis. A win against Trenton, 13-3, on June 15. Chet Otis: 4-0-2-5-; Ralph Aurora: 4-1-1-1; Ryan Phelan: 3-1-11; Chris Hase: 4-1-2-1; Ryan DeMouth: 4-1-1-0; Zack Donohue: 2-20-0; Jared Rubenstein: 3-2-0-1; Ruta: 1-1-1-1; Dan Block: 4-2-2-0; Voltmer: 1-2-1-1. 2B: Voltmer. SF: Otis. SB: Voltmer; Donohue; DeMouth; Hase. Evan Smith struck out four batters and allowed only three runs. A loss to Hightstown, 2-1, on June 13. Otis: 3-0-2-0; DeMouth: 3-1-0-0; Donohue: 3-0-1-0. A win against North Trenton, 3-1, on June 12. Dan Block hit a solo home run and has two RBIs. FINAL REGISTRATION WEEKS! 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The event was held at Icahn Stadium in Randall’s Island, NY, on June 12, as part of the Adidas Grand Prix. Sports Briefs West Windsor resident Matt Davidson finished in a six-way tie for seventh place in the Fort Smith Classic at the Hardscrabble Country Club in Arkansas, where he shot 64-6970-66—269. He earned $14,744. Michael Perl, a South graduate and a junior coxswain on the Princeton University men’s rowing team, helped lead the lightweight boat to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championship in a time of 5:36.07. North’s Killian Brakel and South’s David Calves were honored at the Colonial Valley Conference Sportsmanship Awards dinner at Mercer Oaks Golf Club. North coach Monica Biro and South’s Brian Welsh were also honored. North’s ice hockey players Dylan Strober, Stephen Kolber, Andrew Washuta, Mark Raziano, and Casey Litwak are playing on Team Paul in the first annual Paul Puchalik Memorial Colonial Valley Conference All-Star game on June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Loucks Ice Rink at the Lawrenceville School. South’s Joe Cangelosi, Adam Rothman, Chris So, and Darren Stafford are playing for Team Puchalik. South’s Brian McGurney serves on the coaching staff for Team Puchalik. Plainsboro resident Bo Wang was fifth overall, with a time of 17:51.9, at the Hillsborough Hop 5K this month in Hillsborough. AVAILABLE NOW! U.S. 1 DIRECTORY 2010-’11 The newly updated U.S. 1 Directory is the prime source for reaching businesses throughout central New Jersey — 5,613 companies in 226 categories. You can buy the Directory for just $18.95 at the U.S. 1 office or by mail for $23.95. THE NEW DEAL: Buy this book and get $18.95 towards your next classified or display advertisement. We will keep your coupon on file and credit it to your account. Mail this coupon with $23.95 to: U.S.1 Directory, 12 Roszel Road, Princeton 08540 Yes, please send me a 2010-’11 U.S.1 Business Directory. Enclosed is a check for $23.95. Mail the Directory ASAP to: Name Daytime Phone Company Name Address JUNE 25, 2010 THE NEWS 23 DAY-BY-DAY IN WW-P JUNE 25 Continued from page 1 Dancing Dance Party, American Ballroom, 569 Klockner Road, Hamilton, 609-931-0149. www.americanballroomco.com. $15. 8 to 11 p.m. Ballroom Dance Social, G & J Studios, 5 Jill Court, Building 14, Hillsborough, 908-892-0344. www.gandjstudios.com. Standard, Latin, smooth, and rhythm. Refreshments. BYOB. $12. 8 to 11 p.m. Karaoke Dance, American Legion Post 401, 148 Major Road, Monmouth Junction, 732-3299861. Cake to celebrate birthdays. Free. 8:30 p.m. Classical Music Barry Tuckwell Institute, College of New Jersey, Mildred and Ernest Mayo Concert Hall, Ewing, 609-771-2551. www.tcnj.edu. Recital by select participants with Tomoko Kanamuru on piano. Free. 7 p.m. New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission, Monroe Township High School, 1629 Perrineville Road, 732-521-2111. www.monroetownshipculturalarts.com. Classical and popular music. $20. 8 p.m. Good Causes Benefit Day, PEAC Fitness, Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, Trenton, 609-883-2000. www.peachealthfitness.com. $10 tickets to the game benefit American Cancer Society. Brenda Watty, a group exercise instructor at PEAC, will sing the National Anthem prior to the game. Register. 7:05 p.m. Comedy Clubs Julian McCullough and Mark Riccodonna, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, West Windsor, 609-9878018. www.catcharisingstar.com. McCullough was the house emcee at Stress Factory while attending Rutgers University. He has opened for Lewis Black, Colin Quinn, Brian Regan, and Kevin James. Also Saturday, June 26. Register. $17.50. 8 p.m. Faith Prayer: An Answer for the 21st Century, Fellowship in Prayer, Princeton University, 609-9246863. www.fellowshipinprayer.org. Most talks are in Richardson. Through Sunday, June 27. 9:30 a.m. Farmers’ Market Farmers’ Market, Downtown Hightstown, Memorial Park, Main Street. www.downtownhightstown.org. Produce, flowers, baked goods, and area vendors. 4 to 8 p.m. Health & Wellness Meditation Circle, Lawrence Library, Darrah Lane and Route 1, Lawrence Township, 609-9896920. www.mcl.org. Register. 2:30 p.m. For Families “The Muppet Movie” on the green. 6 to 11 p.m. Lectures Meeting, Toastmasters Club, Mary Jacobs Library, 64 Washington Street, Rocky Hill, 609-3060515. http://ssu.freetoasthost.ws. Build speaking, leadership, and communication skills. Guests are welcome. 7:30 p.m. Live Music Happy Hour, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465. www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Wine available. 5 to 8 p.m. Flashback Fridays, KatManDu, 50 Riverview Plaza, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-3937300. www.katmandutrenton.com. Buffet from 5 to 8 p.m., $5. DJs Bryan Basara and Davey Gold with music from 1970s, 80s, and 90s. 5 p.m. Dick Gratton, Chambers Walk Cafe, 2667 Main Street, Lawrenceville, 609-896-5995. Solo jazz guitar. 6 to 9 p.m. Lights on the River, Pasha Rugs, 15 Bridge Street, Lambertville, 609-397-5434. www.pasharugs.com. Fortune telling, Turkish music, and a raki tasting of the Turkish national drink. Sit on the large handmade rug pillow, a gigantic cushion made from more than 80 colorful vintage antique rugs to watch the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Broadside Electric, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616. www.groundsforsculpture.org. Eclectic British Isles music. Rain or shine. Register. $10. 7:30 p.m. David Sancious, The Record Collector Store, 358 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, 609-3240880. www.the-record-collector.com. From Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. $25. 7:30 p.m. Riverside Jam Traveling Band, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-716-8771. www.groversmillcoffee.com. 8 p.m. Connor Healey, It’s a Grind Coffee House, 7 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-275-2919. www.itsagrind.com. Acoustic rock. 8 to 10 p.m. Greg Provo, Pheasants Landing, 311 Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-2811288. Singer songwriter. 9 to 11 p.m. Singles Divorce Recovery Program, Princeton Church of Christ, 33 River Road, Princeton, 609-581-3889. www.princetonchurchofchrist.com. Support group for men and women. Free. 7:30 p.m. Drop In, Yardley Singles, Washington Crossing Inn, River Road, PA, 215-736-1288. www.yardleysingles.org. Music and dancing. Cash bar. 9 p.m. Socials Beginner’s Drum Circle, Lawrence Library, Darrah Lane and Route 1, Lawrence Township, 609-989-6920. www.mcl.org. Bring your own drum, shaker, gong, bell, or other percussion. Refreshments. Register. 4:30 p.m. Saturday June 26 Scrabble Mercer County, Mercer County Park, West Windsor, 609-4487107. www.mercercounty.org. Food, games, beer and wine gardens, craft vendors, tethered hotair balloon rides, water rides, games, inflatable rides, and fireworks. Band performances by the Sensational Soul Cruisers at 5:30 p.m., and the Amish Outlaws at 7:30 p.m., and the Dawgs after the fireworks. Free admission. 3 to 11 p.m. See story. Borders Books, 601 Nassau Park, 609-514-0040. www.bordersgroupinc.com. Meet in the cafe. 5 p.m. Classics Used and Rare Books, 117 South Warren Street, Trenton, 609-394-8400. All skill levels welcome. 6:30 p.m. For Seniors Mercer County Widows and Widowers, Knights of Columbus, 1451 Klockner Road, Hamilton, 609-585-3453. Dance social $8. 7:30 p.m. Sports Trenton Thunder Baseball, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-394-8326. www.trentonthunder.com. New Hampshire Fisher Cats. $9 to $12. 7:05 p.m. Joe Falcey Jazz Trio, BT Bistro, 3499 Route 1 South, West Windsor, 609-919-9403. www.btbistro.com. 8:30 p.m. Hair Plus Hair Plus TH E SALON HAIR, NAIL & S KIN CARE TH E SALON WEST WINDSOR HAIR, NAIL & S KIN CARE 609-897-0400 Southfield Center, Princeton-Hightstown Road OPEN 7 DAYS WEST WINDSOR 609-897-0400 COME VISIT US Southfield Center, Princeton-Hightstown Road OPEN 7 DAYS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR MONTHLY SPECIALS ON: HAIR: cutting & AIL styling, color, high- •& S low-lighting, H AIRdesign • SKIN &N PRODUCTS ERVICES custom waves; NAILS: manicures, pedicures, tips & wraps, SKIN: facial treatments; & body waxing; make-up application nail art, paraffin SKIN: facial & body waxing; make-up application & make-overs; facials. & make-overs; facials. First Time Clients Only. Mondays Only Facials: Restore Your Youthful Appearance. Reg. $115 NOW $85 European Repair Facial Reg. $85 NOW $55 Summer Reading Fair, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609-799-0462. www.mcl.org. Petting zoo with Whatt-Knott Farms. 10 a.m. to noon. First Time Clients Only: $10 Off Any Hair Service of $55 or More. Summer Solstice Block Party, JaZams, 25 Hulfish Street, Palmer Square, 609-924-TOYS. Crafts, games, food, face painting, and balloon animals. Charlie Hope, a children’s musician from Canada, performs. Screening of 10% to 20% Off Any Retail Item Including: Paul Mitchell, Biolage, Loreal, Kiwi, Redken, Aquage Music at Halo Pub: Folk by Association duo Karen Krajacic, left, and Jill Unge, perform at Halo Pub in Trenton on Saturday, June 26, at 7 p.m. Freedom Festival Drama The Heidi Chronicles, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062. www.princetonsummertheater.org. Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize winner. $16. 2 and 8 p.m. Miss Connections, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609466-2766. www.off-broadstreet.com. Comedic mystery by Marvin Harold Cheiten of Princeton. $27.50 to $29.50. 7 p.m. Playwright’s Lab, Passage Theater, Mill Hill Playhouse, Front and Montgomery streets, Trenton, 609-392-0766. www.passagetheatre.org. $15. 7 p.m. The Wizard of Oz, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. dpacatoat.com. Family musical classic. $10; $7 for children. Blankets, seat cushions, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. Parking fee of $5. 7:30 p.m. Sordid Lives, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333. kelseytheatre.net. Drama to benefit the James Tolin memorial fund. $25. 8 p.m. Continued on following page 24 THE NEWS JUNE 25, 2010 JUNE 26 Continued from preceding page The Threepenny Opera, Princeton Festival, 185 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-537-0071. www.princetonfestival.org. Musical featuring music of Kurt Weill and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht. $40. 8 p.m. Ragtime, Villagers Theater, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, 732-8732210. www.villagerstheatre.com. Musical. $18. 8 p.m. Film tour lit by the full moon. Register. $65 per couple. 7 p.m. Dancing World Music Contra Dance, Princeton Country Dancers, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 609-924-6763. www.princetoncountrydancers.org. Afternoon for experienced dancers from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Potluck from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Beginners introduction at 7:30 p.m. Contra dance for all begins at 8 p.m. $10, afternoon; $15, evening; $22, all day. No partner needed. Music by the Moving Violations and Lisa Greenleaf calls. 3 to 11 p.m. Miss Puerto Rico Cultural Pageant, Puerto Rican Parade of Trenton, NJ State Museum, 205 West State Street, Trenton, 609-802-5982. www.trentonprparade.org. Candidates running in four categories including Miss Puerto Rico, ages 14 to 20; and Miss Puerto Rico Infantile, ages 5 to 9. Contestants, each representing a town, present the town’s unique characteristic during the cultural costume portion, sing, dance, or recite monologues from famous Puerto Rican poets. $35. 2 p.m. Acme Screening Room, Lambertville Public Library, 25 South Union Street, Lambertville, 609-397-0275. www.nickelodeonnights.org. Screening of “The Red Baron.” $5. 7 and 8:50 p.m. Ballroom Dance Social, G & J Studios, 5 Jill Court, Building 14, Hillsborough, 908-892-0344. www.gandjstudios.com. Standard, Latin, smooth, and rhythm. Refreshments. BYOB. $12. 8 to 11 p.m. Art Literati Art Exhibits, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788. http://artmuseum.princeton.edu. First day for “Presence and Remembrance: The Art of Toshiko Takaezu” focuses on the Remembrance bell on Princeton’s campus in memory of the 13 alumni who lose their lives on September 11. On view to September 11. 10 a.m. Artists Network, Lawrenceville Main Street, 2683 Main Street, Lawrenceville, 609-647-1815. www.Lawrencevillemainstreet.com. Gallery features works by area artists. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Summer Art Sale, Garden State Watercolor Society, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 Harrison Street, Princeton, 609-394-4000. www.gardenstatewatercolorsociety.org. Original art works in watercolor, oil, pastel, and mixed media; both framed and unframed. Fran Franklin demonstrates acrylic knife painting from noon to 2 p.m. Noon to 5 p.m. Highlights Tour, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788. http://artmuseum.princeton.edu. Free. 2 p.m. Art Exhibit, Trenton Artists Workshop Association, Ellarslie Mansion, Trenton, 609-392-0766. www.tawa-nj.org. “Art and Soul” Art Moved by Spirit,” a juried exhibition of 22 artists who are members of the association, opens. The exhibit features works of photography, painting, mixed media, and sculpture. On view to July 25. 5 to 8 p.m. Full Moon Tour and Picnic from Peacock Cafe, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616. www.groundsforsculpture.org. Picnic dinner for two followed by group Henry of 101.5 FM radio. $25 to $30. 7:30 p.m. Workshop, Sharpening the Quill, Princeton, 609-430-0321. www.laurenbdavis.com. Writing class on varying subjects, lunch, networking, and critiquing. Presented by Lauren B. Davis, author of “The Radiant City.” Register. $85. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Author Event, Classics Used and Rare Books, 117 South Warren Street, Trenton, 609-394-8400. Sa-Mut, author of “Vibrant Lotus.” 2 to 4 p.m. Classical Music Barry Tuckwell Institute, College of New Jersey, Mildred and Ernest Mayo Concert Hall, Ewing, 609-771-2551. www.tcnj.edu. Master class with select participants of the institute. Free. 7 p.m. Choral Concert, Princeton Festival, Princeton University Chapel, 609-537-0071. www.princetonfestival.org. Music of Brahms and Mendelssohn conducted by Robert Porco. $30 to $50. 8 p.m. Outdoor Concerts Summer Music Series, Palmer Square, On the Green, 609-9212333. www.palmersquare.com. Opera New Jersey. Free. 3 p.m. Swing Sabroso, West Windsor Arts Council, Nassau Park Pavilion, West Windsor, 609-919-1982. www.westwindsorarts.org. Free concert in “..and the beat goes on” summer music series. Bring chairs or blankets. Inside Panera if raining. 6 p.m. Pop Music Doo Wop Concert, Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, 54 Pitman Avenue, 732-775-0035. www.oceangrove.org. Jive Five, the Duprees, the Chiffons, and the Teenagers. Hosted by Big Joe Summer Special $99/Month Includes Uniform New Students Only Kirtan, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-9247294. www.princetonyoga.com. Sharon Silverstein presents a call and response repeating of simple mantras to experience freedom from the daily chatter of the mind and create a vibration meditation. Joni Knapp on tabla, Marie Soffel on djembe and ubang, and Darlene Popkey on flute and harmonium. $10. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Good Causes Arts for NOLA, Lawrenceville Main Street, 2683 Main Street, Lawrenceville, 609-647-1815. www.Lawrencevillemainstreet.com. Benefit for Habitat for Humanity New Orleans. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, music, and art. $20. 6 to 10 p.m. Comedy Clubs Julian McCullough and Mark Riccodonna, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, West Windsor, 609-9878018. www.catcharisingstar.com. Register. $20. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Waste Disposal Day Household Chemical and Electronics Waste Disposal Day, Mercer County Improvement Authority, John T. Dempster Fire School, Bakers Basin Road, Lawrence, 609-278-8067. www.mcia-nj.com. Aerosol cans, household batteries, photographic chemicals, used motor oil, lighter fluid, propane gas tanks, pesticides/herbicides, pool chemicals, car batteries, used oil filters, paint thinner, oil based paint, stains, varnishes, anti-freeze, driveway sealer, gasoline, gas, oil, and insect repellents. Rain or shine. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Used electronics for recycling include computers, monitors, modems, printers, keyboards, fax machines, copiers, circuit boards, televisions, monitors, stereo equipment, laptops and laptop peripheral equipment, camera equipments, VCRs, microwave ovens, electric wire, networking equipment, and scanners. Proof of Mercer County residency is required (driver’s license). They accept residential waste only. Do not bring latex paint, infectious waste, dioxin, heating oil, munitions, explosives, railroad ties, asbestos, agent orange, tires, metal and wood fencing, fluorescent light bulks, batteries, and air conditioners. Faith Prayer: An Answer for the 21st Century, Fellowship in Prayer, Princeton University, 609-9246863. www.fellowshipinprayer.org. Workshops throughout the campus. Register. Through Sunday, June 27. 9 a.m. Integral Nutrition, Integral Yoga Institute Princeton, 122 Carter Road, Princeton, 732-274-2410. www.iyiprinceton.com. Manu Dawon presents a workshop. Register. $25. Note change in location. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Food & Dining East Coast Food and Wine Festival, Slow Food and Wine Festival, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609890-8188. www.slowfoodand- Rock Icons for the Summer O nce again Grover’s Mill Coffee House presents a look at rock icons — this time it is the folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (CSNY). The group’s more famous singles include “Teach Your Children,” “Ohio,” “Just a Song Before I Go,” and “This Old House.” No, CSNY wil not appear in person, but area musicians will pay a tribute to the band and its songs on Saturday ,June 26, at Grover’s Mill Coffee House in West Windsor. “We like to match the mood of the season to the music we are playing,” says Franc Gambatese, the organizer of the event and the owner of the coffee shop. “CSNY is light summer music.” The coffee house has already presented tributes to icons Bruce Springsteen, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan. Upcoming events planned will focus on the Grateful Dead and Simon and Garfunkel. Musicians performing include West Windsor residents Chris Jankoski and Gambatese; Alex DeSimine, a student at High School North; John Masseo of Plainsboro; Greg Nease of East Windsor; the Riverside Jam Traveling Band; and Rodney and Eva Hargis of Hamilton Square. The songlist will include: “Helplessly Hoping,” “Suite Judy Blue Eyes,” “Wooden winefestival.com. Food and wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, cookbook authors, and farmers’ market. Sample dishes prepared with the season’s locally grown vegetables and chicken, meats, and seafood prepared by area chefs. Participants include Brother’s Moon, Cherry Grove Farm, High Street Grill, Matt’s Red Rooster, Tre Piani, and Bent Spoon. Wines from Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Alba Vineyard, Unionville Vineyards, Cape May Winery, and Laurita Vineyards. $40; $60 for two days. Parking included. Also Sunday, June 27. Speakers include “30-Minute Wine Expert Wine Tasting” with Gary Pavlis at 12:15 p.m.; wine and chocolate pairing and tasting at 1 p.m.; “Enjoying Wine” with Mark Phillips at 2 p.m.; sparkling wine seminar and tasting with Zita Keelsey at 3 p.m.; and Wineries of the East Coast” with Carlo DeVito at 4 p.m. Noon to 5 p.m. Farmers’ Market West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market, Vaughn Drive Parking Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, 609-577-5113. www.westwindsorfarmersmarket.org. Produce, bakery items, pizza, coffee, and other foods and flowers. West Windsor Arts Council, West Windsor Bike and Pedestrian Alliance, and Yes, We Can, a volun- ‘Woodstock,’ 2010: A group of area musicians, including Chris Jankoski, above left, and Greg Nease, will pay tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young at Grover’s Mill Coffee House on June 26. Ships,” “Teach Your Children,” “Love the One You’re With,” “Ohio,” “Southern Cross,” “Guinnevere,” “Almost Cut My Hair,” “Our House,” “Find the Cost of Freedom,” “Mr. Soul,” “Simple Man,” “Right Between the Eyes,” “Heart of Gold,” “Man Needs a Maid,” “Cowgirl In the Sand,” “Down By the River,” “Cinnamon Girl,” “Wrecking Ball,” “Change Your Mind,” “Unknown Legend,” “For What It’s Worth,” and “Needle and the Damage Done.” — Lynn Miller Crosby, Still, Nash, and Young Tribute, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor. Donations benefit Grounds for Health, an organization that supports women's health services focusing on cervical cancer prevention programs. Saturday, June 26, 8 p.m. Free. 609716-8771 or www.groversmillcoffee.com. teer group that collects food for the Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton. West Windsor Arts Council presents “Travel to Oceania” for Australian rock painting. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trenton Fresh Farmers’ Market, Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton, North Clinton and North Olden avenues, Trenton, 609396-9355. www.thecrisisministry.org. Produce, health screenings, cooking demonstrations, and health and wellness programs. Vendors will accept food stamps. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gardens Garden Tour, Greening of West Windsor, 609-989-5662. www.greeningwestwindsor.com. Visit flower, vegetable, and container gardens throughout the town. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See story page 35. Health & Wellness Ceremonos Group, Breast Cancer Resource Center, YWCA Princeton, Bramwell House, 59 Paul Robeson Place, 609-4972100. www.ywcaprinceton.org. A day of wellness for Latina breast cancer patients. All activities will be conducted in Spanish. Register in Spanish at 908-658-5400. Free. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nia Dance, Functional Fitness, 67 Harbourton Mt. Airy Road, JUNE 25, 2010 Lambertville, 609-577-9407. www.nianewjersey.com. Register. $17. 10 to 11 a.m. ITunes. He recently appeared in a short film, “Roger’s Number,” produced by Russ Terlecki. 9 p.m. Kids Stuff Outdoor Action Chess Tournament, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609-799-0462. www.mcl.org. For 2nd to 5th graders. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Field Trip, Washington Crossing Audubon Society, Assunpink Wildlife Management Area, Imlaystown, 609-737-0070. Search for birds and butterflies. Register. 8 a.m. Oldtime Baseball Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-737-3299. www.howellfarm.org. Howell Farm Hogs vs. the Jersey Bulls play according to the rules that governed baseball when bats were made of axe handles and pitchers could be fined for delivering unhittable balls. Play or watch. Rules will be presented to prospective players at 11 a.m. An 1864 baseball games takes place at noon between the Flemington Neshanocks and the New York Gothams with both teams in period attire. Brad Shaw presents the history of the game and narrates “Casey at the Bat.” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Theater Jack and the Beanstalk, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington CrossingPennington Road, Titusville, 267885-9857. www.dpacatoat.com. Parking, $5. Tickets, $5. 11 a.m. Lectures A Course in Miracles, Center for Relaxation and Healing, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 635, Plainsboro, 609-750-7432. www.relaxationandhealing.com. Valerie Meluskey presents an introduction into the ideas in the book. Register. $30. 1 to 3 p.m. Live Music John Patrick Duo, Halo Pub, 5 Hulfish Street, Princeton, 609921-1710. Rhythm and blues. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Folk by Association, Halo Pub, 4617 Nottingham Way, Trenton, 609-586-1811. Folk duet. 7 p.m. Music Night, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465. www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Wine available. 7 to 10 p.m. Jamie and Lauren, Thomas Sweet Ice Cream, 1330 Route 206, Skillman, 609-430-2828. www.larrytritel.com. Acoustic guitar and vocals. 7 to 10 p.m. Dukes of Destiny, The Record Collector Store, 358 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, 609-3240880. www.the-record-collector.com. $15. 7:30 p.m. John Henry Goldman, Tre Piani, 120 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-4521515. www.straightjazz.com. Jazz with Jon Thompson on saxophone, Jason Fraticelli on bass, Joe Falcey on drums, and John Henry Goldman on trumpet. $15 minimum. 7:30 p.m. BioBlitz, Duke Farms, 80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, 908722-3700. www.dukefarms.org. Experts present information with a focus on birds, amphibians, plants, mushrooms, fungi, pond invertebrates, butterflies, and watershed. Beginner bird walk at 9:30 a.m. Exploration of Dragonfly Pond at 11 a.m. Butterfly meadow walk at 1:30 p.m. Fungus foray at 3 p.m. 9:30 a.m. Whatever Floats Your Boat Geocaching, Stony Brook Millstone Watershed, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, 609-737-7592. www.thewatershed.org. Examine the relationship between land and water and launch small boats down the Stony Brook. Register. $5. 1:30 p.m. Great American Backyard Campout, Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park, 2185 Daniel Bray Highway, Stockton, 609-9245705. www.dandrcanal.com. Camping clinic for families presented by Eastern Mountain Sports. Outdoor presentation on the bats of New Jersey presented by Jacki Kasmer, director of Bat Rehabilitation of New Jersey. The park historian churns a batch of hand-made ice cream at 5 p.m. Picnic dinners invited. Childfriendly movie shown. Register. Free. Call park office to register for a campsite at 609-397-2949. 3 p.m. Family Nature Programs, Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road, Plainsboro, 609-897-9400. www.njaudubon.org. “The Basics of Birding.” Register. $5. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Politics Meet and Greet, Mercer County Republican Club, West Windsor Fire House, 153 South Mill Road, West Windsor, 609-587-0111. www.goodwinforsenate.com. Meet Senator Tom Goodwin. Refreshments. Register at [email protected] or phone. Free. 10 a.m. Retail Therapy Flea Market, American Legion Post 401, 148 Major Road, Monmouth Junction, 732-821-6673. Ladies auxiliary presents assorted items for sale. Spaces available. Benefit to provide needed items to troops overseas. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Book Sale, Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, 609275-2897. www.lmxac.org/plainsboro. Hardbacks, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents; miscellaneous media and art at bargain prices. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crosby, Still, Nash, and Young Tribute, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-7168771. www.groversmillcoffee.com. 8 p.m. See story page 24. Singles CJ Barna, It’s a Grind Coffee House, 7 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-275-2919. www.itsagrind.com. Acoustic rhythm and blues. 8 to 10 p.m. Singles Travel Group, Singles Get Togethers, Prime Time Comedy Club, 960 Route 9 South, Cafe Improv, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8777. www.cafeimprov.com. Music, poetry, and comedy. Register to perform. $2. 9 p.m. Lofash, BT Bistro, 3499 Route 1 South, West Windsor, 609-9199403. www.btbistro.com. Rock band. 9 p.m. Mike Matisa and Dino Colarocco, Sotto 128 Restaurant and Lounge, 128 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-7555. www.sotto128.com. Acoustic covers and originals from past and present. Matisa’s new song, “Mazes,” is available on Amazon and Princeton Singles, Montgomery Theater, Route 206, 908-3596076. Movies and optional dinner for 55 plus. Register. 4 p.m. THE NEWS 25 Get Your Fix of July 4th Oohs and Aahs T he celebration of Independence Day begins early in Mercer County this year. Freedom Festival will be held at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, on Saturday, June 26, from 3 to 11 p.m. There will be food, games, beer and wine gardens, craft vendors, tethered hot-air balloon rides, water rides, games, inflatable rides, and fireworks. Band performances feature the Sensational Soul Cruisers at 5:30 p.m., the Amish Outlaws at 7:30 p.m., and the Dawgs after the fireworks. Admission is free. Several towns will have concerts and fireworks leading up to the July 4 holiday. The 78th Army Band presents patriotic and military tunes in Titusville on Sunday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. The Spirit of Princeton presents fireworks at Princeton Stadium on Thursday, July 1. Hamilton’s Veterans Park shoots off fireworks on Friday, July 2, on the same night as East Windsor Township presents Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings Dixieland Jazz Band and the Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One followed by fireworks. Other fireworks in the area are at Thompson Park in Monroe on Sunday, July 4, and Main Street in Cranbury on Monday, July 5. New Hope and Lambertville present fireworks every Friday night this summer and Friday, July 2 is no exception. Stores are open late, have happy hours, sales, and food specials. Trenton Thunder also has fireworks on a regular basis and there will be fireworks at the conclusion of the Sunday, July 4, game against the Harrisburg Senators. To celebrate America’s Independence Day visit Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Road, Princeton, on Sunday, Sayreville, 732-605-0958. Register. $40. 7 p.m. Wine and Dinner, Dinnermates, Princeton Area, 732-759-2174. www.dinnermates.com. Ages 30s to early 50s. Call for reservation and location. $20 plus dinner and drinks. 7:30 p.m. Knitting Knit n Stitch, Cafe Ole, 126 South Warren Street, Trenton, 877-4728817. All skill levels welcome. Free. Noon to 2 p.m. July 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Revolutionary War period soldiers and second Continental Artillery demonstrate drill, artillery, and flintlock muskets. There are period games for all ages and tours of the Thomas Clarke House and the Arms of the Revolution exhibit available. Picnic lunches are invited. Visitors are then welcome at historic Morven Museum at 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, from noon to 3 p.m. on the Fourth, for a celebration at the home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Participate in domestic colonial life activities, and “sign” the Declaration of Independence. Festivities taking place on the Fourth include a portrayal of Charles Willson Peale, Philadelphia’s famous portrait painter, presented by Christian Johnson at East Jersey Olde Towne Village, 1050 River Road, Piscataway, at 2 p.m. An old-fashioned celebration takes place at Fonthill Museum, East Court Street and Swamp Bada Boom! Fireworks in the area kick off early this year, June 26, at the Freedom Festival in Mercer County Park. Road, Doylestown, from noon to 5 p.m. The recreation of an early 20th century July Fourth celebration include a decorated bike parade, a town ball game (19th century baseball), a watermelon eating contest, antique bicycle display, old-time games, and live music. Patriotic music by Sellersville Merry Makers, Del Val Saxophone Quartet, Marti Rogers, Bucks County Country Gentleman. Storyteller and writer Robin Moore performs in front of his teepee at 1:30 and 3 p.m. — Lynn Miller For up-to-date event listings visit www.wwpinfo.com. For timely updates, follow wwpinfo at Twitter and on Facebook. com. Comedic mystery by Marvin Harold Cheiten of Princeton. $27.50 to $29.50. 1:30 p.m. Sunday June 27 Drama Miss Connections, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609466-2766. www.off-broadstreet.- Sordid Lives, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333. www.kelseytheatre.net. Drama to benefit the James Tolin memorial fund. $16. 2 p.m. Continued on following page Knitting Club, Borders Books, 601 Nassau Park, 609-514-0040. www.bordersgroupinc.com. Meet in the cafe. 7 p.m. Recreation Sports WW-P American Legion Baseball. At Hamilton Post 31 at Steinert High. 11 a.m. Sports Trenton Thunder Baseball, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-394-8326. www.trentonthunder.com. New Hampshire Fisher Cats. $9 to $12. 7:05 p.m. Wills & Estate Planning Mary Ann Pidgeon Pidgeon & Pidgeon, PC Attorney, LLM in Taxation OPEN HOUSE Saturday, July 24, 10am-1pm 609-588-4442 609-933-8806 Email: [email protected] Web: www.quaker-bridge.com Reservations Required 600 Alexander Road Princeton 609-520-1010 www.pidgeonlaw.com 26 THE NEWS JUNE 25, 2010 Classical Music JUNE 27 Continued from preceding page The Heidi Chronicles, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062. www.princetonsummertheater.org. Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize winner. $16. 2 p.m. Summer Carillon Concert Series, Princeton University, 88 College Road West, Princeton, 609-2583654. www.princeton.edu. Ellen Dickinson, Stamford, Connecticut on the fifth largest carillon in the country. Free. 1 p.m. Ragtime, Villagers Theater, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, 732-8732210. www.villagerstheatre.com. Musical. $18. 2 p.m. Barry Tuckwell Institute, College of New Jersey, Mildred and Ernest Mayo Concert Hall, Ewing, 609-771-2551. www.tcnj.edu. Concert featuring horn ensembles and the BTI Horn Choir. Free. 2 p.m. Playwright’s Lab, Passage Theater, Mill Hill Playhouse, Front and Montgomery streets, Trenton, 609-392-0766. www.passagetheatre.org. $15. 3 p.m. Ariodante, Princeton Festival, McCarter Theater, Princeton, 609537-0071. www.princetonfestival.org. Handel’s opera. $30 to $110. 3 p.m. The Wizard of Oz, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-885-9857. www.dpacatoat.com. Family musical classic. $10; $7 for children. Blankets, seat cushions, and insect repellent are recommended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. Parking fee of $5. 7:30 p.m. Outdoor Concerts Film Workshop, New Jersey International Film Festival, Loree Building, Douglass Campus, New Brunswick, 732-932-8482. www.njfilmfest.com. “The Film Business: Basic Legal and Business Aspects of Motion Picture Production and Distribution” presented by Steven C. Schechter, Esq. Register. $100. Noon to 3 p.m. Art Artists Network, Lawrenceville Main Street, 2683 Main Street, Lawrenceville, 609-647-1815. www.Lawrencevillemainstreet.com. Gallery features works by area artists. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Concert and Fireworks, Hopewell Valley Veterans Association, Alliger Park, 203 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville. www.hopewellvalleyveterans.org. Concert by the 78th Army Band followed by fireworks display. A variety of music including military songs and traditional concert pieces. Alcohol is prohibited. Carpooling is recommended. Free. Rain date is Wednesday, June 30. 7:30 p.m. Good Causes One Simple Wish, Triumph Brewery, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-883-8484. www.onesimplewish.org. Christian Lander, author of “Stuff White People Like,” has book signing and talk. Benefit for non-profit organization that grants simple wishes to foster children and impoverished families in New Jersey. Register. $20, or $35 includes an autographed book. 3 to 8:30 p.m. Faith Summer Art Sale, Garden State Watercolor Society, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 Harrison Street, Princeton, 609-394-4000. www.gardenstatewatercolorsociety.org. Original art works in watercolor, oil, pastel, and mixed media; both framed and unframed. Noon to 5 p.m. Mastering the Game of Life Series, Integral Yoga Institute Princeton, 122 Carter Road, Princeton, 732-274-2410. www.iyiprinceton.com. “Moving Through the Obstacles into Bliss” presented by Reverend Jaganath Carrera. Register. $20. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Highlights Tour, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788. http://artmuseum.princeton.edu. Free. 2 p.m. Prayer: An Answer for the 21st Century, Fellowship in Prayer, Princeton University, 609-9246863. www.fellowshipinprayer.org. Interfaith celebration of peace in the chapel. Register. 10 a.m. Dancing Argentine Tango, Central Jersey Dance Society, Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton, 609-945-1883. www.centraljerseydance.org. All levels. Intermediate lesson followed by social dance. No partner needed. Refreshments. $12. 6:45 p.m. Shirdi Sai Baba’s Palki Yatra, Radha Krishna Temple, 357 Lawrence Station Road, Lawrenceville, 609-802-8990. www.radhakrishnatemple.org. Celebration of the first anniversary of the unveiling of a five-foot marble statue of Shirdi Sai Baba, an Indian saint who lived in the early 20th Rider Furniture 649 Fine Quality Home Furnishings at Substantial Savings Twin Set Full Set King Set Addison $899 Twin Set Full Set King Set a Wang Pillow Top 99 Twin Set Full Set King Set • Dining Room • Bedroom • Occasional • Custom Made Upholstery • Prints and Accessories • Leather Furniture • Antique Furniture Repair & Refinishing Anniversary Sale Continues thru July 5 (Closed July 4) Rider Furniture Where quality still matters. 4621 Route 27, Kingston, NJ 609-924-0147 Monday-Friday 10-6; Saturday 10-5; Sunday 12-5 Design Services Available. www.riderfurniture.com WWP Dancers’ Big Debut in the Big Apple M ira Estaphanous of West Windsor has her New York City dance debut in Marie Alonzo’s “Passion and Fire” on Saturday, June 26, at 4:30 p.m. at Dance New Amsterdam, 280 Broadway. Although she studied ballet from ages five to 10, she did not really dance for a number of years. About 18 months ago she began studying at HotSalsaHot with Henri Velandia, also a West Windsor resident, and “fell in love” with salsa. The piece is inspired by the story of Verdi’s opera, “La Traviata,” based on Alexander Dumas’ “La dame aux carm‚liasm,” the story of the doomed love affair between a famous courtesan and the writer. Alonzo, also a West Windsor resident, conceived and choreographed this work, which explores the fusion of modern dance and salsa, with collaborative assistance by Henri Velandia, also of West Windsor. Other performers are Kelsey Burns, Cathy Gonzales, Abdiel Cedric Jacobsen, Rogerson St. Jean, Danielle Mondi, Nancy Musco of Plainsboro, and Kevin Toft. Alonzo is a dancer, choreographer, scholar, and educator, whose works have been presented in New York, New Jersey, throughout the United States, and Canada. A founding member of the West Windsor Arts Council, in 2004 she co-founded the “I’ll have what she’s having” Dance Project, a dance cooperative of women choreographers ages 40 and up. She is on the faculty at Princeton Dance and Theater Studio in Plainsboro. The Estaphanous family moved to West Windsor just as Mira was entering high school and she graduated from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School century remembered for bringing communal harmony between Hindu and Muslim communities. Folk dances, food, and ethnic festivities. Free. 11 a.m. Christian Science Lecture, First Church of Christ, Princeton YWCA, 50 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, 609-924-0919. christianscience.com. “Beyond the Sixth Sense” presented by John Tyler. Free. 3 p.m. Food & Dining Cooking Technique Class, Williams Sonoma, MarketFair, West Windsor, 609-419-1300. “Fresh to Frozen Summer Desserts.” Register. Free. 11 a.m. East Coast Food and Wine Festival, Slow Food and Wine Festival, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609890-8188. www.slowfoodandwinefestival.com. Food and wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, cookbook authors, and farmers’ market. Sample dishes prepared with the season’s locally grown vegetables and chicken, meats, and seafood prepared by area chefs. Participants include Brother’s Moon, Cherry Grove Farm, High Street Grill, Matt’s Red Rooster, Tre Piani, and Bent Spoon. Wines from Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Alba Vineyard, Unionville Vineyards, Cape May Winery, and Laurita Vineyards. $40. Parking included. Speakers include “30-Minute Wine Expert Wine Tasting” with Gary Pavlis at 12:15 p.m.; Phil Ward of the International Riesling Foundation at 1 p.m.; “Enjoying Wine” with Mark Phillips at 2 p.m.; and Maureen Petrosky of NBC Today Show at 3 p.m. Noon to 5 p.m. in 1997. During high school she was in the concert choir and performed in talent shows. Estaphanous graduated from Roger Williams College with a degree in psychology and business management and from Southern New England Law School. She practices real estate and immigration. Dancing seems to run in her family as her mother, Karma, is a belly dancer, and her father, Boshra, likes ballroom dance. Her parents have both been with ReMax for close to 20 years. The work is also the premiere of Alonzo’s choreography as part Farmers’ Market Lawrenceville Main Street, 11 Gordon Avenue, Lawrenceville, 609-219-9300. www.LawrencevilleMainStreet.com. Vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, meat, poultry, baked goods. Music, art, and good causes. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health & Wellness Yoga for Stress Reduction, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com. Gentle yoga asanas, pranayama, and meditation. $17. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Water Talks, Planet Apothecary, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 732406-6865. www.planetapothecary.com. “Toxification and Detoxification” presented by Dr. Alan Ritter focuses on philosophical and mechanical basis of both. Register. $15. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. History Walking Tour, Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-6748. www.princetonhistory.org. Two-hour walking tour of downtown Princeton and Princeton University includes stories about the early history of Princeton, the founding of the University, and the American Revolution. $7; $4 for ages 6 to 12. 2 to 4 p.m. For Families Firefly Festival, Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, 609924-2310. www.terhuneorchards.com. An evening of music, nature, and outdoor activities. Miss Amy and her Big Kids Band presents family show. Elaine Madigan talks about fireflies, us- New York, New York: Nancy Musco (Plainsboro), left, Henri Velandia (WW), Marie Alonzo (WW), and Mira Estaphanous (WW). of the Works in Progress series that gives audience members the opportunity to give feedback to each choreographer. The suggested donation is $10. For information call 212-227-9856. ing hands on materials, crafts activities, and games. Food available. Free admission. 4 to 9 p.m. Family Theater Jack and the Beanstalk, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington CrossingPennington Road, Titusville, 267885-9857. www.dpacatoat.com. Parking, $5. Tickets, $5. 4 p.m. Lectures Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, 609-275-2897. www.lmxac.org/plainsboro. “Arm Yourself with Computer Safety,” a workshop presented by Robin Kessler of R&D Internet Associates. She will guide newcomers through the mazes of viruses, spyware, spam, Facebook, and Craigslist with an emphasis on how to protect your computer and data. Free. 3 to 5 p.m. Live Music Larry Tritel and Guy DeRosa, Thomas Sweet Ice Cream, 1330 Route 206, Skillman, 609-4302828. www.larrytritel.com. Guitar, harmonica, and vocals. 1 to 3 p.m. Opera New Jersey, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-586-0616. www.groundsforsculpture.org. Free with admission. 2 p.m. Trivia Night BT Bistro, 3499 Route 1 South, West Windsor, 609-919-9403. www.btbistro.com. David and Nick present. 7 p.m. Outdoor Action Compass Basics, Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center, Titusville, 609-737-0609. For ages 9 and up. Register. $5 per car. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. JUNE 25, 2010 Retail Therapy Flea Market, Princeton Elks, Route 518, Montgomery, 908359-5652. Table space, $10 to $15. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Singles Etz Chaim Sociable Single Seniors, Monroe Township Jewish Center, 11 Cornell Avenue, 609655-5137. Discussions, socializing, and refreshments. For 50 plus. $5. 1 to 4 p.m. Chess Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, 609-275-2897. www.lmxac.org/plainsboro. For advanced adult players. 1 to 5 p.m. Sports Trenton Thunder Baseball, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-394-8326. www.trentonthunder.com. New Hampshire Fisher Cats. $9 to $12. 1:05 p.m. Monday June 28 Guided Meditation, Center for Relaxation and Healing, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 635, Plainsboro, 609-750-7432. www.relaxationandhealing.com. Silent and guided meditation practice. No experience necessary. Register. $15. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dancing Holistic Weight Loss Seminar, Harvest Moon, 206 Sandpiper Court, Pennington, 609-4624717. Program focuses on cognitive, emotional, and behavioral aspects of overeating. Register. $40. 7 p.m. Outdoor Concerts For Families Kelly’s Kids for Babies, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609-799-0462. www.mcl.org. Learn new ways to interact with your young child with music and movement. For ages 1 month to 24 months. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Circle Time, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609799-0462. www.mcl.org. Stories, games, music, and crafts for ages 4 to 6. 6:30 p.m. Singles Municipal Meetings Public Meeting, West Windsor Township Council, Municipal Building, 609-799-2400. www.westwindsornj.org. 7 p.m. Literati Plainsboro Literary Group, Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, 609-275-2897. www.lmxac.org/plainsboro. Nibbles, conversation, and readings. 6:30 p.m. Pop Music Rehearsal, Jersey Harmony Chorus, Call for location, 732469-3983. www.harmonize.com/jerseyharmony. New members are welcome. 7:15 p.m. World Music Traditional Klezmer Music, Middlesex County Cultural Commission, Crossroads Theater, 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-745-4489. www.cultureheritage.org. Hester Street Troupe presents Yiddish folk music. Register. Free. 8 p.m. Health & Wellness Summer Workout Series, Can Do Fitness Club, 121 Main Street, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609514-0500. www.candofitness.com. Sculpt outside. Register at reception desk. Bring a towel and water. Inside if it rains. Free. 10:15 a.m. Spaghetti Night, Yardley Singles, Vince’s, 25 South Main Street, Yardley, 215-736-1288. www.yardleysingles.org. Register. 6 p.m. Coffee and Conversation, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-716-8771. www.groversmillcoffee.com. Coffee, tea, soup, sandwich, or dessert. Register at www.meetup.com/Princeton-Area-Singles-Network. 6:30 to 8 p.m. For Seniors Retirees Group, West Windsor Senior Center, 609-799-9068. “Environmental Issues” presented by Melvin A. Bernarde, author of numerous books, professor at Temple, Drexel, and Rutgers universities; host of ABC televisions “Environment and Health;” and a West Windsor resident. 10 a.m. Movie, West Windsor Senior Center, 609-799-9068. Screening of “Brothers.” 1 p.m. Recreation Sports WW-P American Legion Baseball. Princeton Post 218 at High School South. 5:45 p.m. Tuesday June 29 Municipal Meetings Meeting, WW-P Board of Education, Grover Middle School, 609716-5000. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Night Folk Dance Group, Princeton, 609-655-0758. www.princetonfolkdance.org. Instruction and dancing. No partner needed. Call for location. $3. 7 to 9 p.m. Carnegie Center Concert Series, Greenway Amphitheater at 202 Carnegie Center, 609-452-1444. Free. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Pop Music Barbershop Chorus, Princeton Garden Statesmen, 300 Meadow Lakes, East Windsor, 609-2514238. www.princetongardenstatesmen.com. Men of all ages and experience levels are invited to sing in four-part harmony. The non-profit organization presents at numerous charities including the Trenton Rescue Mission. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Food & Dining Princeton Eats: Cooking with Local Ingredients, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-9529. www.princetonlibrary.org. Chef Denis Granarola of Witherspoon Bread Company shares tips for creating meals using fresh, local ingredients. Register. Free. 10 a.m. Health & Wellness Open House, Sunny Health Center, 16 Seminary Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-1227. Free 15-minute massage. Register. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Caregiver Support Group, Alzheimer’s Association, Clare Bridge of Hamilton, 1645 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, 800-8831180. www.alz.org. 10:30 a.m. Beginners Yoga Class, Onsen For All, 4451 Route 27, Princeton, 609-924-4800. www.onsenforall.com. Instruction for those new to yoga. Props used, discussion of the basic principles of alignment. Register. $15. 6 to 7 p.m. Kids Stuff Read & Pick on the Farm, Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, 609-924-2310. www.terhuneorchards.com. Story time, THE NEWS Teen Doings at the Library T eens in West Windsor will not have a chance to be bored as they are invited to West Windsor Library for dozens of events this summer. Carolyn Aversano, the young adult librarian, has pulled together a calendar brimming with programs in support of “Make Waves at Your Don’t Try This at Home: Library,” the New JerThe 'Poseidon Adventure’ sey Summer Reading screens on Thursday, July 1. Program. Teen movie nights take place every Thurs“Play-Writing” on Wednesday, day at 6:30 p.m. “From vampires June 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., preto surfers to anime, there is sented by Michael Kerr, an area something for everyone and playwright who has directed and snacks will be provided,” says produced plays at the library Aversano. The first film, “The since 2005. Kerr is also the head Poseidon Adventure,” will be of reference at the library. Writscreened on Thursday, July 1, at ers will draft an original scene in 6:30 p.m. small groups. Drafts will be ex“As for gaming, we’ve got a changed and the scenes will be Wii and we’re not afraid to use acted out. it,” she says. “There are board All programs are free with and card games and snacks to fill many sponsored by the Friends the time between turns on the of the West Windsor Library and Wii.” Crafts programs range the state reading program. Regfrom painting papier mache trin- ister at any time during the sixket boxes, to creating henna de- week program which concludes signs, and making a locker caddy on Saturday, August 7, with a from recycled jeans. concert by the School of Rock. The highlight of the calendar — Lynn Miller is Studio Scrawl, a series of six West Windsor Library, 333 writing workshops led by professional writers. The first session is North Post Road. 609-799-0462. www.mcl.org. craft activity, and fruit or vegetable picking. Register. $7. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Teen Craft: Flip-flop Box, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609-799-0462. www.mcl.org. For ages 12 to 18. Register. 4 to 5 p.m. For Families Toddler Story and Craft, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609-799-0462. www.mcl.org. 10:30 a.m. Douglas B. Weekes DVM John Carlson, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609799-0462. www.mcl.org. Magic show for ages 3 and up. 4 p.m. Business Meetings JobSeekers, Parish Hall entrance, Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, 609-924-2277. trinityprinceton.org. Networking and support for changing careers. 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But during warm and hot weather, the inside of a car can reach 120 degrees in minutes! Even if you are parked in the shade. This can mean real trouble for your pet, even if you crack the window. Mercer County, NJ (609) 882-0322 Bucks County, PA (215) 321-1401 www.seniorcaremgt.com 27 609-443-1212 609-275-1212 28 THE NEWS JUNE 25, 2010 JUNE29 Continued from preceding page Live Music Open Mic Night, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-716-8771. www.groversmillcoffee.com. 7 p.m. Chris Harford and the Band of Changes, BT Bistro, 3499 Route 1 South, West Windsor, 609-9199403. www.btbistro.com. Rock. 9 p.m. Outdoor Action Exploring the Night: Firefly Parade, Stony Brook Millstone Watershed, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, 609-737-7592. www.thewatershed.org. Learn the secret lives of the lightning bug. Register. $12. 8 p.m. Singles Pizza Night, Yardley Singles, Vince’s, 25 South Main Street, Yardley, 215-736-1288. www.yardleysingles.org. Register. 6 p.m. Recreation Sports WW-P American Legion Baseball. At North Trenton Post 458 at TCA. 5:45 p.m. Wednesday June 30 Film Justice: What Is the Right Thing to Do?, South Brunswick Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, 732-329-4000. www.sbpl.info. Film, discussion, and refreshments to discuss ethical issues with a Harvard professor. Topics: “Free to Choose” and “Who Owns Me?” Free. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Dancing Newcomers Dance Party, American Ballroom, 569 Klockner Road, Hamilton, 609-931-0149. www.americanballroomco.com. $10. 7 to 9 p.m. Contra Dance, Princeton Country Dancers, Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, 609924-6763. www.princetoncountrydancers.org. Instruction followed by dance. $8. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Classical Music Summer Sings, Voices Chorale, Anchor Presbyterian Church, 980 Durham Road, Wrightstown, PA, 609-637-9383. www.voiceschorale.org. Choral music lovers are invited to join for informal reading of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah.” Ice cream social follows. $5. 7:30 p.m. Food & Dining Wine Tasting, Daryl Wine Bar, 302 George Street, New Brunswick, 732-253-7780. www.darylwinebar.com. White wine and light fare. Register. $35. 6 to 8 p.m. Wine Regions of the World, Mercer College, West Windsor, 609570-3324. www.mccc.edu. “Wines of Argentina” with Bruce Smith. Register. $42. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cooking Basics, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609-799-0462. “Life Beyond Ramen Noodles: A Cooking Primer for the Total Beginner” presented by Holly Slepman of West Windsor. Register. Free. 7:30 p.m. Farmers’ Market Wellness Wednesday, St. Francis Medical Center, Chambers Street, Trenton, 609-599-6464. www.stfrancismedical.com. Seasonal fruits and vegetables. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour and Tea, Morven Museum, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, 609-924-8144. www.morven.org. Tour the restored mansion, galleries, and gardens before or after tea. Register. $15. 1 p.m. Kids Stuff Learn Hindi, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609799-0462. www.mcl.org. Stories, crafts, and music. Ages 5 and up. In person registration required. Noon to 12:30 p.m. Kidcraft, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609-7990462. www.mcl.org. Assemble and paint a “rain shelter birdhouse.” In-person registration required. For ages 6 to 8. 4 to 4:45 p.m. For Families Toddler Story and Craft, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609-799-0462. www.mcl.org. 10:30 a.m. For Teens Studio Scrawl, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609799-0462. www.mcl.org. “PlayWriting” for ages 12 to 18 presented by Michael Kerr, an area playwright who has directed and produced plays at the library since 2005. Writers will draft an original scene in small groups. Drafts will be exchanged and the scenes will be acted out. Register. Free. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Lectures Multi-Level Yoga Class, Onsen For All, 4451 Route 27, Princeton, 609-924-4800. onsenforall.com. Explore the basic principles of alignment. Register. $15. 7 to 8 p.m. Health Care Forum, Hamilton Partnership, Hilton Garden Inn, 800 Route 130, Hamilton, 609581-6820. hamiltonpartnership.com. “The Impact of Health Care Reform on Local Businesses” presented by Skip Cimino, CEO of RWJ Hamilton; Nathan Bosk, Capital Health; Jack Blair, Nottingham Insurance Company; and Marguerite Mount, Mercadien Group. Moderated by David Kostinas, owner of a consulting firm serving New Jersey’s health care industry. Register. $25. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. History Live Music Guided Tour, Drumthwacket Foundation, 354 Stockton Street, Princeton, 609-683-0057. www.drumthwacket.org. New Jersey governor’s official residence. Register. $5 donation. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. John Henry Goldman, Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-497-1600. www.labyrinthbooks.com. Jazz. Refreshments. Free. 5 to 8 p.m. Farmer’s Market, Bordentown City, Farnsworth and Railroad avenues parking lot, 609-298-0604. www.cityofbordentown.com. Produce, foods, plants, crafts, soaps, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, and educational programming. 4 p.m. Health & Wellness Dramatic Thriller: Heather May is featured in the 'Turn of the Screw' opening at Princeton Summer Theater on the Princeton University campus, opening on Thursday, July 1. Patty Cronheim, Mediterra, 29 Hulfish Street, Princeton, 609252-9680. www.terramomo.com. 8 to 10 p.m. Rich Cox, BT Bistro, 3499 Route 1 South, West Windsor, 609-9199403. www.btbistro.com. Acoustic rock. 8:30 p.m. Open Mic, Alchemist & Barrister, 28 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-924-5555. www.theaandb.com. 10 p.m. Outdoor Action Summer Nature Programs, Mercer County Park Commission, Baldpate Mountain, 609-9896540. www.mercercounty.org. Mountain hike and yoga. Bring yoga mat and water bottle. Register by E-mail to [email protected] R$12. 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Retail Therapy Wednesdays on Warren, Trenton Downtown Association, South Warren Street, Trenton, 609-3938998. www.wednesdaysonwarren.com. Music, arts, and food. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Knitting Knitting Circle, Lawrence Library, Darrah Lane and Route 1, Lawrence Township, 609-9896922. www.mcl.org. For knitters who already know the basics. Ann Garwig is available to assist. Other needle crafters are invited. Register. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Social Women Rule, Hellenistic, 4095 Route 1 South, South Brunswick, 732-355-1030. Cocktail and dinner party for women only. Gentlemen admitted with a female escort. Register by E-mail to [email protected] 8 p.m. Thursday July 1 Municipal Meetings Reorganization Meeting, West Windsor Township Council, Municipal Building, 609-799-2400. www.westwindsornj.org. 7 p.m. Drama The Turn of the Screw, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062. www.princetonsummertheater.org. Henry James thriller. $16. 8 p.m. Dancing Argentine Tango, Black Cat Tango, Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, 609-273-1378. www.theblackcattango.com. Beginner and intermediate classes followed by guided practice. No partner necessary. $12. 8 p.m. Classical Music Ahn Trio, Princeton University Summer Concerts, Richardson Auditorium, 609-570-8404. www.pusummerchamberconcerts.org. Free tickets available at the box office at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Outdoor Concerts Carnegie Center Concert Series, Patio at 502 Carnegie Center, 609-452-1444. Free. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Summer Courtyard Concert Series, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton Shopping Center, 609924-8777. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org. The Blawenburg Band performs. Free. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Summer Park Series, Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission, Thompson Park, Monroe, 732-521-2111. www.monroetownshipculturalarts.com. The British Invasion Tribute features music from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Monkees, and Beach Boys. Weather-permitting. Free. 6 to 8 p.m. JUNE 25, 2010 Pop Music The Philadelphia Brass, Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, 54 Pitman Avenue, 732-7750035. www.oceangrove.org. $13. 7:30 p.m. Fireworks Spirit of Princeton, Princeton Stadium, 609-683-4008. www.spiritofprinceton.homestead.com. Independence Day celebration. Picnics welcome. Bring blankets or chairs. 7 p.m. Food & Dining Happy Hour, Tre Bar, Tre Piani Restaurant, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-452-1515. www.trepiani.com. Free hors d’oeuvres. Drink specials. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m Farmers’ Market Princeton Farmers Market, Hinds Plaza, Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-655-8095. www.princetonfarmersmarket.com. Produce, cheese, breads, baked goods, flowers, chef cooking demonstrations, books for sale, family activities, and workshops. Rain or shine. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Health & Wellness Ashtanga Primary Series, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com. The series links the breath with a progressive series of postures designed to align and strengthen the body and nervous system. $17. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Caregiver Support Group, Alzheimer’s Association, 196 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 800-883-1180. www.alz.org. 1 p.m. Spinning, Can Do Fitness Club, 121 Main Street, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-514-0500. www.candofitness.com. Register at reception desk. Bring a towel and water. Free. 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Prenatal Yoga, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com. Class is designed to help mothers-to-be prepare body, mind, and spirit for birth and motherhood. $25. 6 to 7:15 p.m. History Civil War Lecture, Camp Olden, Hamilton Library, Justice Samuel Alito Way, Hamilton, 609-5858900. www.campolden.org. “The Lincoln-McClellan Relationship” presented by James McPherson, Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian. Free. 7 p.m. Kids Stuff Kids’ Book Club, Borders Books, 601 Nassau Park, 609-514-0040. www.bordersgroupinc.com. For ages 8 to 12. 2 p.m. For Families Metal Elvis, The Record Collector Store, 358 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, 609-3240880. www.the-record-collector.com. $15. 7:30 p.m. Singer Songwriter Showcase, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855. www.triumphbrew.com. Hosted by Frank Thewes of West Windsor. 9 p.m. Outdoor Action Summer Nature Programs, Mercer County Park Commission, Baldpate Mountain, 609-9896540. www.mercercounty.org. Hike. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a water bottle. For adults. Free. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Pontoon Boat Nature Tours, Mercer County Park Commission, Mercer Lake, Marina, West Windsor, 609-989-6540. www.mercercounty.org. For all ages. Bring binoculars. Weather-permitting. $6. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Singles Divorced and Separated Support Group, Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Hopewell, 609-4660758. www.hopewellpres.org. Register. 7:30 p.m. Recreation Sports Wine Tasting, Rat’s Restaurant, 126 Sculptor’s Way, Hamilton, 609-586-0616. www.groundsforsculpture.org. Guest speaker and wine tasting in Toad Hall, free. Wines by the glass available. 4 to 6 p.m. Farmers’ Market Farmers’ Market, Downtown Hightstown, Memorial Park, Main Street. www.downtownhightstown.org. Produce, flowers, baked goods, and area vendors. 4 to 8 p.m. Health & Wellness Power Vinyasa, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com. Class is focused on deep, even breathing and learning to relax, while fully inhabiting the body and experiencing the postures. $17. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Trenton Thunder Baseball, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-394-8326. www.trentonthunder.com. Harrisburg Senators. $9 to $12. 7:05 p.m. Meditation Circle, Lawrence Library, Darrah Lane and Route 1, Lawrence Township, 609-9896920. www.mcl.org. Register. 2:30 p.m. Friday July 2 Drama The Tempest, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333. www.kelseytheatre.net. Shakespeare ‘70, Mercer County’s classical repertory company, kicks off the college’s Kelsey Theatre 2010 Summer Festival. $14 for adults, $10 for students and children. 8 p.m. The Turn of the Screw, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062. www.princetonsummertheater.org. Henry James thriller. $16. 8 p.m. Dancing Ballroom Dance Social, G & J Studios, 5 Jill Court, Building 14, Hillsborough, 908-892-0344. www.gandjstudios.com. Standard, Latin, smooth, and rhythm. Refreshments. BYOB. $12. 8 to 11 p.m. For Teens Classical Music Thursday Teen Movies, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609-799-0462. www.mcl.org. Screening of “The Poseidon Adventure.” For ages 13 and up. Snacks provided. Free. 6:30 p.m. See story page 27. American Boychoir, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8822. www.princetonlibrary.org. Concert is the culminating performance of the American Boychoir Experience, a weeklong camp for ages 9 to 12. Noon. Gentle Jazz, Nick’s Cafe 72, 72 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton, 609-882-0087. www.cafe72nj.com. Al Oliver, sax and vocals; and Gerry Groves, flute. BYOB. No cover. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Food & Dining Sports All About Fireflies, Plainsboro Recreation Park Ranger Division, Community Park, Plainsboro, 609-799-0909. www.plainsboronj.com. Catch some critters. Register. Free. 8:30 p.m. Edward Boutross, Santino’s Ristorante, 240 Route 130 South, Robbinsville, 609-443-5600. www.santinosristorante.com. Jazz vocal standards. BYOB. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Outdoor Shabbat, Har Sinai Temple, 2421 Pennington Road, Pennington, 609-730-8100. www.harsinai.org. Weather permitting, Shabbat services will be held outdoors. 7 p.m. Aqua Fitness for Athletes, Can Do Fitness Club, 121 Main Street, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-514-0500. www.candofitness.com. Register. Free. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. WW-P American Legion Baseball. Ewing Post 314 at High School South. 5:45 p.m. English Country Dance, Lambertville Country Dancers, American Legion Hall, 41 Linden Avenue, Newtown, PA, 609-8827733. www.Lambertvillecountrydancers.org. No partner needed. Beginners welcome. $10. 8 p.m. Live Music Faith Fireworks East Windsor Township. www.east-windsor.nj.us. Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings Dixieland Jazz Band and the Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Raindate is Saturday, July 3. 7 p.m. Fireworks, Hamilton Township, Veterans Park, Hamilton, 609890-3684. www.hamiltonnj.com. Fireworks at dusk. 7 p.m. Hatha Yoga: Spanda, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com. Learn asanas and pranayama in combination to build overall strength, increase flexibility, and aid in overall relaxation. $17. 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. History Museum Opens, Roebling Museum, 100 Second Avenue, Roebling, 609-599-7200. www.roeblingmuseum.org. The museum opens with an introductory video, a time line gallery, the Roebling family story, the company history including wire rope for the Golden Gate Bridge and Slinky toys. Open Wednesdays to Sundays through October. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. THE NEWS This Gallery Is Calling You West Windsor Arts Council seeks artwork for its inaugural exhibit, “Community Collage: West Windsor Then and Now... and the Future,” at the grand celebration of the new center opening Saturday, September 25. Two-dimensional artwork should be framed and ready to be hung from wire. Up to five linear foot in any direction and up to 50 pounds. Artists may submit up to three works. No entry fee. Submit a CD with images of at least 300 dpi and four inches, contact information, and a statement. Artist will retain 100 percent of sales. $5 per entry. www.the-record-collector.com. $18. Changed from Saturday, June 19. 7:30 p.m. Open Mic, Borders Books, 601 Nassau Park, 609-514-0040. www.bordersgroupinc.com. All musicians welcome. 8 p.m. Gerald Edwards, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-716-8771. www.groversmillcoffee.com. 8 p.m. Tom Byrne, It’s a Grind Coffee House, 7 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-275-2919. www.itsagrind.com. Acoustic blend. 8 to 10 p.m. Johnny Pompadour & the Full Grown Men, Pete’s Steakhouse, 523 White Horse Avenue, Hamilton, 609-585-8008. Rock, jazz, and blues. 10 p.m. Singles Divorce Recovery Program, Princeton Church of Christ, 33 River Road, Princeton, 609-5813889. www.princetonchurchofchrist.com. Support group for men and women. Free. 7:30 p.m. Socials Luncheon, Rotary Club of the Princeton Corridor, Hyatt Regency, Carnegie Center, 609-7990525. www.princetoncorridorrotary.org. Register. Guests, $20. 12:15 p.m. Scrabble Classics Used and Rare Books, 117 South Warren Street, Tren- Artwork is also called for from young artists in the area for the same exhibit. Two-dimensional artwork should be framed and ready to be hung from wire. Up to four linear foot in any direction and up to 30 pounds. Artists may submit up to three works. No entry fee. Submit a CD with images of at least 300 dpi and four inches, contact information, and a statement. Deadline for all ages is Friday, July 30. Send to West Windsor Arts Council, Box 952, West Windsor 08550. For more information send E-mail to [email protected] ton, 609-394-8400. All skill levels welcome. 6:30 p.m. Sports Trenton Thunder Baseball, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-394-8326. www.trentonthunder.com. Harrisburg Senators. $9 to $12. 7:05 p.m. Saturday July 3 Drama The Turn of the Screw, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062. www.princetonsummertheater.org. Thriller. $16. 2 and 8 p.m. The Tempest, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333. www.kelseytheatre.net. Shakespeare ‘70, Mercer County’s classical repertory company, kicks off the college’s Kelsey Theatre 2010 Summer Festival. $14 for adults, $10 for students and children. 8 p.m. Art Highlights Tour, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton campus, 609-258-3788. http://artmuseum.princeton.edu. Free. 2 p.m. Continued on following page Live Music Happy Hour, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465. www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Wine available. 5 to 8 p.m. Flashback Fridays, KatManDu, 50 Riverview Plaza, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-3937300. www.katmandutrenton.com. Buffet from 5 to 8 p.m., $5. DJs Bryan Basara and Davey Gold with music from 1970s, 80s, and 90s. 5 p.m. 330 COLD SOIL ROAD PRINCETON, NJ 08540 TRENTON FARMERS MKT SPRUCE STREET Pick Your Pick Your OwnOwn BLUEBERRIES & RASPBERRIES BLUEBERRIES Dick Gratton, Chambers Walk Cafe, 2667 Main Street, Lawrenceville, 609-896-5995. Solo jazz guitar. 6 to 9 p.m. Lights on the River, Pasha Rugs, 15 Bridge Street, Lambertville, 609-397-5434. www.pasharugs.com. Fortune telling, Turkish music, and a raki tasting of the Turkish national drink. Sit on the large handmade rug pillow, a gigantic cushion made from more than 80 colorful vintage antique rugs to watch the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Rick Fiori Quartet, Salt Creek Grille, One Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609419-4200. www.saltcreekgrille.com. Jazz with Harry Allen on tenor sax; Champion Fulton on piano; and Rick Fiori on drums; and Dave Kings North on bass. 7 to 11 p.m. Ellis Paul, The Record Collector Store, 358 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, 609-324-0880. 29 FARM FRESH Fruit Vegetables Pies Cider Doughnuts #L]Eri#E_aLe>S Sunday, June 27, 4pm to 9pm Read and Pick BLUEBERRIES Tuesday, June 29; 9:30 and 11am Pre-registration required. XXXUFSIVOFPSDIBSETDPNt0QFO%BJMZt 30 THE NEWS JUNE 25, 2010 In Town West Windsor Library seeks a keyboard player for a children’s musical, “Space Girls From Galaxy X,” which will be performed from October 22 to 24. Must be available for audition in July and rehearsals in September and October. Contact Michael Kerr at 609-275-8901 or [email protected] Kelsey Theater offers “Tomato Patch” visual and performing arts program from grades five to 12 on the Mercer College campus in West Windsor. Visit www.kelseyatmccc.org or call 609-570-3566 for information and openings. Pierrot Productions seeks statements of interest for a role in “Chess.” Auditions will be scheduled by invitation. Send resume, photo, and supporting materials to [email protected] . The Tim Rice musical originally presented as a concept recording in 1985 and a stage version in 1986, presents the game of chess in three dimensions: the world championship match being played by the competitors, the political game waged by the CIA and KGB handlers of the American and Russian champions, and the personal relationships between the players and their women. Theater To Go has auditions for “Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge” Wednesday and Thursday, July 14 and 15, at 7 p.m. at Mercer County College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. John Roebling set out to build the Brooklyn Bridge but his daughterin-law finished the job. Readings will be from the script. To schedule an audition call Ruth Markoe at 609-915-6409 or E-mail [email protected] For full synopsis, character breakdowns, and to register online visit www.roeblingplay.com. New Jersey State Triathlon seeks more than 700 volunteers to help at Mercer County Park, West JULY 3 Continued from preceding page Dancing No Name Dance California Mix, Central Jersey Dance Society, Universalist Congregation, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, 609945-1883. www.centraljerseydance.org. Cha cha workshop, $10. East coast swing lesson followed by open dancing, $12. No partner needed. 6 p.m. California Mix, Central Jersey Dance Society, Universalist Congregation, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, 609-945-1883. www.centraljerseydance.org. Two Step Opportunities Windsor, from Friday to Sunday, July 23 to 25. The event is expected to have close to 3,000 competitors and more than 6,000 spectators. Donations for organizations include $250 for 10 volunteers, $500 for 20 volunteers, and $1,000 for 40 volunteers. E-mail Michele Redrow at [email protected] Auditions Voices Chorale invites singers interested in the upcoming season to call Sandy Duffy at 609-799-221 to schedule an audition. Weekly rehearsals are Mondays, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m., in Hopewell, beginning September 13. For the Young Summer Arts and Drama Camps, a 10-week camp for ages 4 to 16, held in Princeton and at Princeton Junior School, 90 Fackler Road, Lawrence, is accepting registration. Visit and register at www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609-924-8777. South Brunswick Library seeks entries from ages 13 to 25 in the second annual student film and video festival. Categories of movie shorts of 15 minutes or less include music video, public service, commercial, feature, documentary, comedy, animation, and experimental. Visit www.sbpl.info/teens or call 732-329-4000, ext. 7634. Mercer County Soil Conservation District seeks entries in the NJ Conservation Poster contest denoting the theme of “Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats.” The deadline is Friday, October 22. Visit www.mercerscd.org for rules and entry forms or call 609-5869603. and hustle lessons followed by open dancing, $12. No partner needed. 7 p.m. Ballroom Dance Social, G & J Studios, 5 Jill Court, Building 14, Hillsborough, 908-892-0344. www.gandjstudios.com. Standard, Latin, smooth, and rhythm. Refreshments. BYOB. $12. 8 to 11 p.m. Literati Author Event, Borders Books, 601 Nassau Park, 609-514-0040. www.bordersgroupinc.com. Diane Currie, author of “Before My Eyes,” the journey with her mother through Alzheimer’s Disease. 11 a.m. Jewish Heritage Friendship Circle invites Jewish teens and adults with special needs to receive free tickets to Jewish Heritage Night at Trenton Thunder stadium, on Thursday, July 29, 7:05 p.m. Transportation is available. E-mail [email protected] or call 609-683-7240. Delaware Canal State Park offers Canal Camp on Monday to Thursday, July 19 to 22, noon to 3 p.m. for children up to age 15. The focus is on the history of the canal and how a lock works. $40. Afton Avenue Library, 46 West Afton Avenue, Yardley, PA. Visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us/calendar. Alexia’s Belly Dance & Beyond offers West African dance classes with Audrey Davis on Thursday, 8:15 to 9:3 p.m. Lawrenceville. $70 for four classes. Visit www.drumdancecenter.com or call 609-324-7283. Trenton Museum Society and Passage Theater offer summer and theater camp at Ellarslie Mansion. $250 for two weeks, Monday to Friday, July 26 to August 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.ellarslie.org or call 609-989-1191 for application. Mercer County offers the Medi-Cool program to qualified senior citizens and those with disabilities to receive a free air conditioner. Call Tinika Washington at 609394-8847, ext. 104; or Fran Angelone at 609-252-2362 for information on how to register. Mercer County offers an opportunity for county residents with an interest in horticulture and a desire to share their knowledge to enroll in the Master Gardener volunteer training program. The 21week program begins at the end of September with more than 60 hours of instruction. $200 tuition. Visit www.mgofmc.org or call 609-989-6830. Passport Days Health Training Mercer County offers passport days on Thursday, July 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hollowbrook Community Center, 320 Hollowbrook Drive, Ewing; and Thursday, August 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.at Lawrence Senior Center, 30 East Darrah Lane, Lawrenceville. Register for passport photos at 609-989-6465. For information about personal documents and charges visit www.mercercounty.org or call 609-9896473. In Balance Center offers Thai yoga bodywork training on Saturday and Sunday, July 10 and 11, 1 to 7 p.m., 230 South Branch Road, Hillsborough. $189. Visit www.inbalancecenter.com or call 908369-4949. Mercer County Bar Foundation is accepting applications from individuals pursuing a legal education, who show financial need and are involved in community organizations. Call 60-585-6200 or Email [email protected] Deadline is Saturday, July 31. 4-H Fair Mercer County invites entries to the annual 4-H fair at Howell Living History Farm on Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and August 1. Arts and crafts, photography, foods, gardening, clothing, woodworking, or other creative projects may be entered into the open division. Projects must be delivered on Friday, July 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. Contact Altaira Bejgrowicz at 609989-6833 or E-mail [email protected] The Arts Keep Cool Good Causes New Jersey Blood Services seeks volunteers to work blood drives with registration, escorting and canteen duties, and to watch for post donation reactions. Contact Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741 or Email [email protected] Garden Training The Healing Earth offers a Body Mind Spirit retreat from Thursday to Sunday, July 22 to 25. $500 includes lodging, meals, classes, and hiking. Call Pat Miller 908-281-9222 for information. Computer Classes Computer Learning Center offers “Introduction to Computers” on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from noon to 2 p.m., from July 7 to 19. “Introduction to Windows XP” is Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Each course is $20. There are two eBay courses in July on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Each course is $10. Call 609-882-5086 to register. www.ewingsnet.com. 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing. Summer Classes and Workshops for children, teens, and adults are offered in visual, literary, and performing arts, at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton. Visit and register at www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609-924-8777. American Red Cross offers blood donors from July 1 to September 12 a chance for a $250 gift certificate valid at stores, hotels, airlines, and theaters. Must be 17, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 800-7332767. Classical Music Pop Music Health & Wellness Concert Under the Stars, Riverside Symphonia, Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA, 609-397-7300. www.riversidesymphonia.org. Bring a picnic and celebrate the holiday with a performance of light classical, popular, and patriotic favorites. Gates open at 6 p.m. $22 in advance. $27 at the gate. $10 for children. 8 p.m. Summer Band, Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, 54 Pitman Avenue, 732-775-0035. www.oceangrove.org. “Happy Birthday America” features marches, show tunes, and patriotic fare. Harry D. Eichhorn conducts. Free. 7:30 p.m. Yin Yoga, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-9247294. www.princetonyoga.com. Suitable for students of all levels of experience. Poses are seated, supine, or prone, and are held with muscles relaxed for several minutes. $17. 8:30 to 10 a.m. Outdoor Concerts Jamesburg Revitalization Coalition, Jamesburg Presbyterian Church, Gatzmer Avenue and Church Street, 732-512-7417. www.ilovejamesburg.com. Produce, non-profit organizations, and specialty vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Summer Music Series, Palmer Square, On the Green, 609-9212333. www.palmersquare.com. Free. 2 to 4 p.m. Farmers’ Market West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market, Vaughn Drive Parking Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, 609-577-5113. www.westwindsorfarmersmarket.org. Produce, bakery items, pizza, coffee, and other foods and flowers. West Windsor Arts Council presents Paint Out so bring your sketchpad, easel, tripod, paint, brushes, and a folding chair. West Windsor Bike and Pedestrian Alliance, and Yes, We Can, a volunteer group that collects food for the Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trenton Fresh Farmers’ Market, Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton, North Clinton and North Olden avenues, Trenton, 609396-9355. www.thecrisisministry.org. Produce, health screenings, cooking demonstrations, and health and wellness programs. Vendors will accept food stamps. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Body Attack Launch, Can Do Fitness Club, 121 Main Street, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609514-0500. www.candofitness.com. Register. Free. 9:30 to 10 a.m. Nia Dance, Functional Fitness, 67 Harbourton Mt. Airy Road, Lambertville, 609-577-9407. www.nianewjersey.com. Register. $17. 10 to 11 a.m. For Families Ice Cream Party, Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-7373299. www.howellfarm.org. Music, wagon rides, games and contests, ice cream making and eating. Ice cream sodas and sundaes available. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live Music John & Carm, Halo Pub, 5 Hulfish Street, Princeton, 609-921-1710. Rock, blues, and bluegrass. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Allan Willinger and Cajun Spice, Halo Pub, 4617 Nottingham Way, Trenton, 609-586-1811. 7 p.m. John Henry Goldman, Tre Piani, 120 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-4521515. www.straightjazz.com. Jazz with Jon Thompson on saxo- JUNE 25, 2010 phone, Jason Fraticelli on bass, Joe Falcey on drums, and John Henry Goldman on trumpet. $15 minimum. 7:30 to 11 p.m. Gary Taylor, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-7168771. www.groversmillcoffee.com. 8 p.m. Amy Ward and Dave Schlossberg, It’s a Grind Coffee House, 7 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-275-2919. www.itsagrind.com. Originals and jazz piano. 8 to 10 p.m. Outdoor Action Family Nature Programs, Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road, Plainsboro, 609-897-9400. www.njaudubon.org. “Dangerous Animals and Poisonous Plants of New Jersey.” Register. $5. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Singles Wine and Dinner, Dinnermates, Princeton Area, 732-759-2174. www.dinnermates.com. Ages 30s to early 50s. Call for reservation and location. $20 plus dinner and drinks. 7:30 p.m. Socials Boomers & Seniors Saturday Morning Wii Bowling League, Lawrence Library, Darrah Lane and Route 1, Lawrence Township, 609-989-6922. www.mcl.org. Play Wii to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments. Register. 10 a.m. to noon Sports Trenton Thunder Baseball, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-394-8326. www.trentonthunder.com. Harrisburg Senators. $9 to $12. 7:05 p.m. Sunday July 4 Independence Day. Drama The Turn of the Screw, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062. www.princetonsummertheater.org. Henry James thriller. $16. 2 p.m. Classical Music Summer Carillon Concert Series, Princeton University, 88 College Road West, Princeton, 609-2583654. www.princeton.edu. Gerard de Waardt and Richard de Waart on the fifth largest carillon in the country. Free. 1 p.m. Outdoor Concerts Celebration, Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission, Thompson Park, Monroe, 732521-2111. www.monroetownshipculturalarts.com. Fireworks at dusk. Free. 5 p.m. Farmers’ Market Farmers Market, Lawrenceville Main Street, 11 Gordon Avenue, Lawrenceville, 609-219-9300. www.LawrencevilleMainStreet.com. Vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, meat, poultry, baked goods. Music, art, and good causes. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health & Wellness Yoga for Stress Reduction, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com. Gentle yoga asanas, pranayama, and meditation. $17. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Also, Power Flow, a workshop in a heated room presented by Valerie Skillman, from 2 to 4 p.m., $30. History Celebrating America’s Independence Day, Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Road, Princeton, 609-921-0074. www.saveprincetonbattlefield.org. Revolutionary War period soldiers and second Continental Artillery demonstrate drill, artillery, and flintlock muskets. Period games for all ages. Tour the Thomas Clarke House and the Arms of the Revolution exhibit. Bring a picnic lunch, hike on the trails. No barbecues or alcohol. Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Independence Day Celebration, Morven Museum, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, 609-924-8144. www.morven.org. Celebration at the home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Participate in domestic colonial life activities, “sign” the Declaration of Independence. Bell ringing ceremony. Refreshments. Free. Noon to 3 p.m. Historic Foodways, Washington Crossing State Park, Johnson Ferry House, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 609-737-2515. Early American ice cream presented by Susan McLellan Plaisted of Heart to Hearth Cookery. Demonstration and free samples. $5 parking fee. 1 to 5 p.m. Walking Tour, Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-6748. www.princetonhistory.org. Two-hour walking tour of downtown Princeton and Princeton University includes stories about the early history of Princeton, the founding of the University, and the American Revolution. $7; $4 for ages 6 to 12. 2 to 4 p.m. Live Music 4th of July Indoor/Outdoor Summer Bash, Hamilton Manor, Cellar, 30 Route 156, Hamilton, 609581-6782. The Urban Guerrilla Orchestra and other live bands perform at the “Party Sunday, No Work Monday” social mixer and professional networking bash. 7 p.m. Outdoor Action Natural Dyes, Washington Crossing State Park, Visitor Center, Titusville, 609-737-0609. Explore colors derived from wild plants. $5 per car. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Chess Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, 609-275-2897. www.lmxac.org/plainsboro. For advanced adult players. 1 to 5 p.m. Sports Trenton Thunder Baseball, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-394-8326. www.trentonthunder.com. Harrisburg Senators. $9 to $12. Fireworks follow the game. 7:05 p.m. Monday July 5 Pop Music Rehearsal, Jersey Harmony Chorus, Call for location, 732469-3983. www.harmonize.com/jerseyharmony. New members are welcome. 7:15 p.m. Blawenburg Band, Hopewell Train Station, Railroad Place, Hopewell, 609-924-2790. www.blawenburg.band.org. Concert featuring band music. Free. 7:30 p.m. Concert and Fireworks, Cranbury, Main Street, 609-395-0900. Concert and fireworks. Rain date is Tuesday, July 6. 7 p.m. Health & Wellness Hot Power Yoga, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com. Vigorous power vinyasa flow class. Done in a heated room. $17. 5:45 to 7:15 a.m. Mixed Level Hatha Yoga, Prince- THE NEWS 31 ton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-9247294. www.princetonyoga.com. Achieve balance from within using breath, movement, and mindfulness. $17. 7:45 to 9 p.m. Kids Stuff Kids’ Book Club, Borders Books, 601 Nassau Park, 609-514-0040. www.bordersgroupinc.com. For ages 8 to 12. 2 p.m. Singles Coffee and Conversation, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609716-8771. www.groversmillcoffee.com. Coffee, tea, soup, sandwich, or dessert. Register at www.meetup.com/Princeton-Area-Singles-Network. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday July 6 Film Movie Series for Seniors, Princeton Senior Resource Center, Spruce Circle, Princeton, 609924-7108. Screening of “Hopscotch.” Refreshments. Limited parking. Register. Free. 1 p.m. Dancing Tuesday Night Folk Dance Group, Princeton, 609-655-0758. www.princetonfolkdance.org. Instruction and dancing. No partner needed. Call for location. $3. 7 to 9 p.m. Classical Music Carillon Concert, Princeton University, 88 College Road West, Princeton, 609-258-3654. www.princeton.edu. Concert on the fifth largest carillon in the country. Free. 6:30 p.m. Outdoor Concerts Carnegie Center Concert Series, Greenway Amphitheater at 202 Carnegie Center, 609-452-1444. Free. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Concerts on the Landing, Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, 609-984-8400. www.thewarmemorial.com. Roy Richardson performs. Food available. Free. Noon to 2 p.m. Health & Wellness Long, Slow, Deep Kripalu Flow, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com. Multilevel class. $17. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Open House, Sunny Health Center, 16 Seminary Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-1227. Free 15-minute massage. Register. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Caregiver Support Group, Alzheimer’s Association, Clare Bridge of Hamilton, 1645 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, 800-8831180. www.alz.org. 10:30 a.m. Spinning, Can Do Fitness Club, 121 Main Street, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-514-0500. www.candofitness.com. Register at reception desk. Bring a towel and water. Free. 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Beginners Yoga Class, Onsen For All, 4451 Route 27, Princeton, 609-924-4800. www.onsenforall.com. Basic instruction for those who are new to yoga. Props used, discussion of the basic principles of alignment. Register. $15. 6 to 7 p.m. Vinyasa Flow: Soma, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com. Focuses on moving through the poses slowly and gracefully, linking one pose to another. $17. 6 to 7:15 p.m. In the Galleries: A burst of color and creative experimentation by area artist Liz Adams is featured in ‘Orchids,’ a series of eight orchids and two trees, against which country orchids might well be found growing in the wild. On view at Plainsboro Library through July 31. For Families Yoga and Creative Movement, The Infinite U, Center for Relaxation and Healing, Plainsboro, 732-407-2847. www.theinfiniteu.com. For families touched by autism. Register. $42 per family. 5:15 to 6 p.m. For Teens Studio Scrawl, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609799-0462. www.mcl.org. “Character Development” for ages 12 to 18 presented by Kieran Scott, a young adult author of “I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader” and “She’s So Dead to Us.” A New Jersey native she double-majored in English and journalism at Rutgers University. Register. Free. 1 to 2 p.m. Lectures Meeting, CUH2A Toastmasters Club, HDR CUH2A, 1000 Lenox Drive, Lawrenceville, 609-2529667. www.chu2a.freetoasthost.org. Practice public speaking and leadership skills in an encouraging atmosphere. Prospective members welcome. Noon. Computer Tips and Tricks, Ewing SeniorNet Computer Literacy Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road, 609-882-5086. www.ewingsnet.com. Q&A session followed by “Tips on Using a Digital Camera” presented by Hy Gold. Free. 1:30 p.m. Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924- 8822. www.princetonlibrary.org. Tech Talk, free. 7 p.m. Socrates Cafe, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609799-0462. Ask questions, listen, discuss, raise challenges. Register. 7 p.m. Business Meetings JobSeekers, Parish Hall entrance, Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, 609-924-2277. www.trinityprinceton.org. Networking and support for changing careers. Free. 7:30 p.m. Live Music Open Mic Night, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-716-8771. www.groversmillcoffee.com. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night, It’s a Grind Coffee House, 7 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609-275-2919. www.itsagrind.com. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sports for Causes 5K Run, Princeton Athletic Club, Rosedale Park, 424 Federal City Road, Hopewell. www.princetonac.org. Run on the trails with the nonprofit community running club. Register. $12 to $15. 6:30 p.m. Continued on following page “We Only Sell What We Grow” “We Only Sell What We Grow” Pick Your Own & Farmstand Blueberries & Red Raspberries Stults Farm, LLC Coming Very Soon! Sweet Corn! We only sell OUR OWN produce, grown on OUR FARM! For more information and directions visit www.StultsFarm.com or 609-799-2523 Visit Our Newly Designed Website for All Information and Sign Up for Email Produce Alerts! 32 THE NEWS JUNE 25, 2010 cooking demonstrations, entertainment, and educational programming. 4 p.m. Continued from preceding page Wednesday July 7 Film Justice: What is the Right Thing to Do?, South Brunswick Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, 732-329-4000. www.sbpl.info. Film, discussion, and refreshments to discuss ethical issues with a Harvard professor. Topics: “This Land is My Land” and “Consenting Adults.” Free. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Dancing Newcomers Dance Party, American Ballroom, 569 Klockner Road, Hamilton, 609-931-0149. www.americanballroomco.com. $10. 7 to 9 p.m. Contra Dance, Princeton Country Dancers, Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, 609924-6763. www.princetoncountrydancers.org. Instruction followed by dance. $8. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Good Causes Volunteer Orientation Meeting, HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Avenue, Lawrenceville, 609-9899417. www.homefrontnj.org. Information about volunteer opportunities. Register. 6 p.m. Comedy Clubs Gallagher, The Record Collector Store, 358 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, 609-324-0880. www.the-record-collector.com. $25. 7:30 p.m. Food & Dining Wine Regions of the World, Mercer College, West Windsor, 609570-3324. www.mccc.edu. “Summer Bubbles” with Bruce Smith. Register. $42. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Health & Wellness Discover Peace Within, Chicklet Bookstore, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 North Harrison Street. Yoga in the Himalayan tradition with Acharya Girish Jha. Register at [email protected] First class is free. 8:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Easy Flow, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-9247294. www.princetonyoga.com. A gentle workout for body, mind, and spirit synchronizing breath with movement through a flowing series of basic asanas and sequences. $17. 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Meditation Group, Mercer Free School, Ewing Library, 609-4566821. Discussion and practice. Free. 2 to 3 p.m. Multi-Level Yoga Class, Onsen For All, 4451 Route 27, Princeton, 609-924-4800. www.onsenforall.com. Explore the basic principles of alignment. Register. $15. 7 to 8 p.m. Intro to Martial Arts, Can Do Fitness Club, 121 Main Street, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609514-0500. www.candofitness.com. Register. Free. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hot Yoga, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-9247294. www.princetonyoga.com. Twenty-six seated postures practiced in a heated room. Increases flexibility, improves circulation, and reduces stress. $18. 7:30 to 9 p.m. History Guided Tour, Drumthwacket Foundation, 354 Stockton Street, Princeton, 609-683-0057. www.drumthwacket.org. New Jersey governor’s official residence. Register. $5 donation. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ham Way, Hamilton Square. Support in the job search process. Email [email protected] for information. 7 to 9 p.m. UFO Ghosts and Earth Mysteries, UFO and Paranormal Study Group, Hamilton Township Library, Municipal Drive, 609-6318955. www.drufo.org. Discussion about UFOs, ghosts, psychic phenomena, crop circles, poltergeists, channeling, and government cover-ups facilitated by Pat Marcattilio. Free. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Live Music John Henry Goldman, Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-497-1600. www.labyrinthbooks.com. Jazz. Refreshments. Free. 5 to 8 p.m. Darla Rich Quartet, Fedora Cafe, 2633 Main Street, Lawrenceville, 609-895-0844. www.darlarich.com. Jazz vocals. BYOB. 7 to 9 p.m. Patty Cronheim, Mediterra, 29 Hulfish Street, Princeton, 609252-9680. www.terramomo.com. 8 to 10 p.m. Open Mic, Alchemist & Barrister, 28 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-924-5555. www.theaandb.com. 10 p.m. Outdoor Action Summer Nature Programs, Mercer County Park Commission, Baldpate Mountain, 609-9896540. www.mercercounty.org. Mountain hike and yoga. Bring yoga mat and water bottle. Register by E-mail to [email protected] $12. 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Socials Knitting Circle, Lawrence Library, Darrah Lane and Route 1, Lawrence Township, 609-9896922. www.mcl.org. For knitters who already know the basics. Ann Garwig is available to assist. Other needle crafters are invited. Register. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wines of Sonoma, One 53, 153 Washington Street, Rocky Hill, 609-921-0153. Wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres. Register. $65. 6:30 p.m. Tour and Tea, Morven Museum, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, 609-924-8144. www.morven.org. Tour the restored mansion, galleries, and gardens before or after tea. Register. $15. 1 p.m. Meeting, Outer Circle Ski Club, 212-620-7479. www.outercircleskiclub.org. Call for location. 8 p.m. Farmers’ Market Kids Stuff Wellness Wednesday, St. Francis Medical Center, Chambers Street, Trenton, 609-599-6464. www.stfrancismedical.com. Seasonal fruits and vegetables. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Intro to Martial Arts, Can Do Fitness Club, 121 Main Street, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609514-0500. www.candofitness.com. Ages four and five. 5:15 to 6 p.m. for ages 6 to 11. Register. Free. 4:30 p.m. WW-P American Legion Baseball. Hightstown Post 148 at High School South. 5:45 p.m. Farmer’s Market, Bordentown City, Farnsworth and Railroad avenues parking lot, 609-298-0604. www.cityofbordentown.com. Produce, foods, plants, crafts, soaps, Lectures Networking Group, St. Gregory the Great Church, 4620 Notting- June 28 to July 30 • For ages 5 to 13 • Sports, games, swimming every day • Campers pick their own activities • Lunch provided • Special fun days each week • New CIT program • Full days or half days www.hunschool.org (609) 921-7600 Call for a personal tour. Recreation Sports Shipwreck: Shakespeare’70 presents ‘The Tempest’ at Kelsey Theater’s Summer Festival opening Friday, July 2. In rehearsal are first row, Heather Duncan, left, and Ray Fallon; second row, Maddie Patrick, left, and Dale Simon. A reception with cast and crew follows the opening night performance. Film Pop Music Foreign Films, Lawrence Library, Darrah Lane and Route 1, Lawrence Township, 609-9896920. www.mcl.org. Screening of “The Forest for the Trees,” 2003. Refreshments served. Register. Free. 6:30 p.m. The Carnegie Ensemble, Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, 54 Pitman Avenue, 732-7750035. www.oceangrove.org. The 11-piece string ensemble presents contemporary, pop, tango, and jazz music featuring violinist Byung-Kook Kwak. $13. 7:30 p.m. Dancing Argentine Tango, Black Cat Tango, Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, 609-273-1378. www.theblackcattango.com. Beginner and intermediate classes followed by guided practice. No partner necessary. $12. 8 p.m. Outdoor Concerts Thursday July 8 Carnegie Center Concert Series, Patio at 502 Carnegie Center, 609-452-1444. Free. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Drama Adelaide’s Ice Cream Dreams, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, 609-9248777. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org. Drama written and directed by Robert Cousins. $15. 8 p.m. The Turn of the Screw, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609-258-7062. www.princetonsummertheater.org. Henry James thriller. $16. 8 p.m. Summer Courtyard Concert Series, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton Shopping Center, 609924-8777. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org. Alex Mitnick and the Kaleidoscope Band performs. Free. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Summer Park Series, Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission, Thompson Park, Monroe, 732-521-2111. www.monroetownshipculturalarts.com. Neil and the Diamonds present a tribute to Neil Diamond’s hits. Weather-permitting. Free. 6 to 8 p.m. Food & Dining Happy Hour, Tre Bar, Tre Piani Restaurant, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-452-1515. www.trepiani.com. Free hors d’oeuvres. Drink specials. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m Farmers’ Market Princeton Farmers Market, Hinds Plaza, Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-655-8095. www.princetonfarmersmarket.com. Produce, cheese, breads, baked goods, flowers, chef cooking demonstrations, books for sale, family activities, and workshops. Rain or shine. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Health & Wellness Ashtanga Primary Series, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com. The series links the breath with a progressive series of postures designed to align and strengthen the body and nervous system. $17. 9:30 to 11 a.m. NOW OPEN ! 33 Princeton-Hightstown Road • Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 Also Serving Thai Food • Take-out & Delivery Specialists 609-799-9666 or 609-683-9666 Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10:30am - 10:30pm; Fax: 609-799-9661 Fri.-Sat. 10:30am - 11pm ~ Sun. 11am-10pm Order online at www.sultanwok.com JUNE 25, 2010 Plainsboro Fireworks Possession. Ahkeim A. Brown, 25, of Allentown, PA was charged June 22 with possession of fireworks. Officer Richard S. Wolak said he stopped him for delaying traffic on Route 1 South — traveling 30 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone — and found the fireworks. Simple Assault. A juvenile resident of Aspen Drive was the victim of simple assault on June 15. Officer Mathieu Baumann said the guardian of the victim reported that the victim was involved in a physical altercation at Morris Davison Park on June 15 between 8 and 9 p.m. The guardian said the fight involved several other female juveniles. The victim suffered minor injuries and did not require medical attention. Police are investigating. Car Accident. A driver accidentally accelerated over the concrete barrier and curb and crashed into the brick wall of the CVS on Schalks Crossing Road around 3:18 p.m. on June 12. Officer Martin McElrath said the driver was trying to park her car in front of the building when she hit the accelerator instead of the brake. No one was injured, and the building inspector determined that the damage to the building was not hazardous to customers or anyone passing by. The driver was issued a summons for careless driving. Shoplifting. John C. Burl, 30, and Lillian A. Balaam, 45, both of Somerset, were charged June 17 with shoplifting at Superfresh. Officers Joseph Breyta and Jason Mandato said that store personnel called them after they saw on the store surveillance video that the pair were concealing numerous items. When the officers arrived, they said they found Burl had concealed 18 items, worth a total $372.67 inside his pant legs and pockets and that Balaam had sixteen items, worth a total $296.16 inside her handbag. The entire $668.83 worth of stolen goods was recovered and returned to the store. Burl was also charged with conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia. Balaam was also charged with conspiracy and hindering apprehension. Fraud. A resident of Fox Run Drive was the victim of identity theft between the month of May and June 19. Officer Kenneth Beatty said someone used the victim’s identity to open various credit cards and used fraudulent checks to purchase items. From The Police Blotter A resident of Red Oak Drive was the victim of fraud and credit card theft between June 6 and 7. Officer Tim McMahon said someone made 12 fraudulent purchases over the Internet using the victim’s Discover credit card. The sum of the total purchases is unknown at this time. Hindering Apprehension. Mario Garcia, 29, of Princeton was charged with hindering apprehension on June 14. Officer Joseph Breyta said he stopped him on Scotts Corner Road for having a brake light out. He said Garcia gave him a false name during the stop. He was also charged with being an unlicensed driver, driving while suspended, careless driving, and maintenance of lamps. Attempted Burglary. Charles Sloan El Lancaster, 20, and Ahmed Abdelbaky, 19, both of Quail Ridge Drive, were charged with criminal attempt and defiant trespass in connection with an attempted burglary that occurred on Hampshire Drive in May. Detective Russell Finkelstein said South Brunswick police called Plainsboro to report that Lancaster was in possession of a stolen credit card and tried to make purchases with it earlier in the evening. Police spotted Lancaster driving in Plainsboro and stopped him and found both Lancaster and Abdelbaky, who were suspects in the May burglary. They were sent to the Middlesex County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Burglary/Theft. A High School North student was the victim of theft on June 21 around 1:45 p.m. Officer Jason Mandato said someone stole the victim’s red, gold, and white Nishiki Pueblo mountain bike, worth $213.98, from the bike rack at the front entrance of the school. A resident of Pheasant Hollow Road was the victim of theft between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 16. Officer Joseph Diggs said her son’s bicycle was stolen from the breeze-way adjacent to her residence. The bicycle was blue and worth $50. A resident of Spencerport, NY was the victim of theft at the Courtyard Marriott overnight between June 11 and 12. Officer Joseph Diggs said someone pried the key lock on his parked car overnight and stole the dealer stereo from the center dashboard. The stereo is estimated to be worth $2,000. A resident of Hamburg, NY was the victim of theft in the parking lot of Courtyard Marriott between June 11 and 12. Officer Martin McElrath said someone stole a Dell laptop, book bag, seventh grade school books, and a calculator from the victim’s truck. The victim told police he was unsure if he locked the truck before he left it overnight in the parking lot. A resident of Deer Creek Drive was the victim of burglary and theft between June 11 and 13. Officer Kenneth Beatty said someone entered the residence through an unlocked bedroom window and stole a 32 gigabyte Apple iPad worth $640.93. Criminal Mischief. Someone shattered the exterior glass of a sliding glass door of an apartment in Quail Ridge overnight between June 12 and 13. Officer Martin McElrath said the damage was approximately $160. Someone tipped over a portable toilet in the Market Street parking lot between June 12 and 14. Officer Kenneth Beatty said the incident caused about $500 in damage to the portable toilet, which belonged to the Sharbell Development Corporation. An investigation into the matter, as well as similar incidents is ongoing. Someone tipped over a portable toilet in the parking lot behind 5 Schalks Crossing Road between June 8 and 9. The cost to have it turned upright and cleaned out is about $50, said Officer Joseph Breyta.The portable toilet belongs to Sharbell Building Corporation. Drug Arrests. James B. Nickson Jr., 25, of Pheasant Hollow Drive, was charged June 9 with possession of marijuana under 50 grams. Officer Kenneth Beatty said he stopped him on Dey Road at Pheasant Hollow Drive for having a license plate light out and found a burnt marijuana cigarette. He was also charged with maintenance of lamps and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Daniel G. Ellenberg, 19, of Windridge Court in West Windsor was charged June 10 with possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer Joseph Jankowski said he stopped him on Plainsboro Road at George Davison Road for failing to dim his high beams and making an improper turn. He said he found rolling pa- pers in the car. He was also charged with improper use of multi-beam headlights, improper turn, unclear plates, maintenance of lamps, forward view obstruction, and a probationary driver violation. DWI Arrests. Iesha Smith, 28, of Hunters Glen Drive was charged June 19 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Joseph Bolognese said he stopped her on Scudders Mill Road after she nearly collided head-on with his patrol car. He said he found she was intoxicated. She was also charged with reckless driving, careless driving, and refusal to submit to a breath test. Meghna Balmuri, 28, of Fox Run Drive, was charged June 12 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Mathieu Baumann said he stopped her on Scudders Mill Road for running a light at the intersection with Schalks Crossing Road and found she was intoxicated. She was also charged with reckless driving, failure to observe a signal, having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, and driving an uninsured motor vehicle. Ravi Ramaswamy, 53, of Pheasant Hollow Drive, was charged June 12 with driving while intoxicated. Sergeant Scott Seitz said he stopped him on Dey Road for failing to dim his headlights and found he was intoxicated. He was also charged with reckless driving and failure to dim headlights. Anne C. Meyer, 30, of Walker Gordon Drive was charged May 23 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Tim McMahon said he stopped her after he saw her fail to stop at the intersection of THE NEWS Sycamore Drive and Walker Gordon Drive. He said he found she was intoxicated. She was also charged with reckless driving, careless driving, and failure to stop. West Windsor Theft. West Windsor Police are looking for two female suspects who allegedly stole credits cards and currency from a wallet left in a car parked at West Windsor Community Park near the indoor batting cages on June 5. Officer Marl Lee said the suspect used the victim’s credit card to purchase gasoline at Valero and then tried to purchase lunch at Subway at 12:10 p.m. Police released photos from surveillance cameras that captured the two suspects. Drug Arrests. Michael E. Williams, 20, of Dayton, was charged June 10 with possession of marijuana. Officer Christopher Van Ness said he stopped him on Route 1 north for equipment and moving violations and found a bag of marijuana and a smoking pipe inside his car. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Farid Abdul Farrow, 27, of Princeton was charged June 12 with possession of marijuana. Officer William Jones said he stopped him on Route 1 South near Carnegie Center Boulevard for a motor vehicle violation and found marijuana inside the car. DWI Arrests. Abhiram V. Gollapudi, 21, of Edison was charged June 12 with driving while intoxicated. Officer Walter Silcox said he stopped him on Route 571 at Windsor Drive for motor vehicle violations and found him to be intoxicated. Mandarin ~ Cantonese ~ Szechuan WE NOW DELIVER! cC Southfield Shopping Center 295 Princeton-Hightstown Rd. • West Windsor, NJ 08550 609-716-8323 • 609-716-8324 • Fax: 609-716-8325 Like eating at “Nonna’s” house! Summer Workout Series, Can Do Fitness Club, 121 Main Street, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609514-0500. Bollywood outside. Register at reception desk. Bring a towel and water. Inside if it rains. Free. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Spinning, Can Do Fitness Club, 121 Main Street, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-514-0500. Register at reception desk. Bring a towel and water. Free. 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. without drugs or drastic dieting. Register. $20. 7 to 8:30 p.m. For Families Dusk Hike for Families, Plainsboro Recreation Park Ranger Division, Plainsboro Preserve, 609-799-0909. www.plainsboronj.com. Explore nature. Register. Free. 7:30 p.m. For Teens Prenatal Yoga, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com. Class is designed to help mothers-to-be prepare body, mind, and spirit for birth and motherhood. $25. 6 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday Teen Movies, West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, 609-799-0462. www.mcl.org. Screening of “Dogtown and ZBoys.” For ages 13 and up. Snacks provided. Free. 6:30 p.m. The Heart-Healthy Magic of Eating the Mediterranean Way, Taste of Crete, 400 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, 908-6852035. Workshop led by Sandra Hoedemaker, a holistic health counselor and Plainsboro resident. Learn how to lower cholesterol and improve heart health Free Legal Consultations, Lawrence Library, Darrah Lane and Route 1, Lawrence Township, 609-989-6922. www.mcl.org. Attorneys from the Mercer County Bar Association will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis to answer questions regarding family law, wills and estates, bankruptcy, Lectures and other areas. Free 15-minute consultations. 5:30 p.m. Lawyers C.A.R.E., Mercer County Bar, Lawrence Library, Route 1 South, 609-585-6200. www.mercerbar.com. 15-minute consultations with a lawyer about legal issues of family law, real estate, landlord and tenant law, personal injury, criminal and municipal court law, wills and estates, bankruptcy, and immigration. Free. 5:30 to 7 p.m. New Chef from New York’s R Mulberry Street in “Little Italy” R Science Lectures Star Show, Raritan Valley College, Planetarium, College Center, North Branch, 908-526-1200. www.raritanval.edu. Attack of the Space Pirates. Register. $6. 2 p.m. Star Show, Raritan Valley College, Planetarium, College Center, North Branch, 908-526-1200. www.raritanval.edu. Laser Kids 2. Register. $6. 3 p.m. R Musicians on Fridays & Saturdays R Unwind at the End of the Week R Catering for All Occasions R On or Off Premises 206 Farnsworth Avenue Continued on following page • 33 Bordentown • 609-298-8360 www.ilovemarcellos.com 34 THE NEWS JUNE 25, 2010 WW-P News Classifieds HOW TO ORDER CLEANING SERVICES BUSINESS SERVICES SUMMER CAMPS INSTRUCTION Mail your ad to the News at P.O. Box 580, West Windsor 08550. Fax it to 609243-9020, or use our e-mail address: [email protected] Classifieds are just 50 cents a word, with a $7.00 minimum. Repeats in succeeding issues are just 40 cents per word, and if your ad runs for 12 consecutive issues, it’s only 30 cents per word. Window Washing: Lolio Window Washing. Also gutter cleaning and power washing. 609-271-8860. Debra @ 609-448-6005 or visit www.vyours.com. June, July and Aug. Ages 6-10 and 1115. Farrington’s Music Princeton 609924-8282 West Windsor 609-897-0032 Hightstown 609-448-7170 Burlington 609-387-9631 Call today! www.farringtonsmusic.com ton graduate with MA. Many WWP success stories. Call Kathy Doyle, 609-5321133, doyletutoring.com OFFICE RENTALS 12 Roszel Rd, Princeton, NJ: Executive suites A-204. Vacant suite with access to internal common area available. Internet Access. Call 609-720-0300 or e-mail: [email protected] Plainsboro - 700 SF to 3,000 SF Office Suites: in single story building in well maintained office park off Plainsboro Road. Immediately available. Individual entrance and signage, separate AC/Heat and electricity. Call 609-7992466 or E-mail [email protected] HOUSING FOR RENT Bordentown Historic: Renovated first floor large bedroom, living room, kitchen, dishwasher, W/D hook-up, computer room, porch, yard. Convenient to Princeton, 295, train. No pets. $950/month, includes utilities except electric. 1.5 Month security. 609-5875191. CONTRACTING Handyman/Yardwork: Painting/Carpentry/Masonry/Hauling/All Yard Work from top to bottom. Done by pros. Call 609-737-9259 or 609-273-5135. CLASSIFIED BY EMAIL [email protected] HOME MAINTENANCE Handyman: A small job or big job will be accepted for any project around the house that needs a handyman service with free estimates. Please call my cell phone 609-213-8271. Reliable Lawn and Tree Service: Lis# 2750131. Mowing. Fertilizing. Mulching. Spring and Fall Clean Ups. 609-209-5764. robthehandyman- licensed, insured, all work guaranteed. Free Estimates. We do it all - electric, plumbing, paint, wallpaper, powerwashing, tile, see website for more: robthehandyman.vpweb.com [email protected], 609-269-5919. Yard Work: Mowing, cleanup, trimming, weeding, or mulching. Reasonable rates - Call today 609-722-1137. DECKS REFINISHED Cleaning/Stripping and Staining of All Exterior Woods: Craftsmanship quality work. Fully insured and licensed with references. Windsor WoodCare. 609-799-6093. www.windsorwoodcare.com. BUSINESS SERVICES Bookkeeper/Administrative Specialist: Versatile & experienced professional will gladly handle your bookkeeping and/or administrative needs. Many services available. Reasonable rates. Work done at your office or mine. Call JULY 8 Continued from preceding page Live Music Edward Boutross, Santino’s Ristorante, 240 Route 130 South, Robbinsville, 609443-5600. www.santinosristorante.com. Jazz vocal standards. BYOB. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wenonah Brooks, Nick’s Cafe 72, 72 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton, 609-8820087. www.cafe72nj.com. Jazz vocalist. BYOB. No cover. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Singer Songwriter Showcase, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-924-7855. www.triumphbrew.com. Hosted by Frank Thewes of West Windsor. 9 p.m. Outdoor Action Summer Nature Programs, Mercer County Park Commission, Baldpate Mountain, 609-989-6540. www.mercercounty.org. Casual hike to spot birds. Bring binoculars. Free. 1 to 3 p.m. Socials Happy Hour, New Jersey Young Professionals, Yankee Doodle Tap Room, Nassau Inn, 10 Palmer Square East, Princeton. www.njyp.org. For ages 21 to 39. Register online. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday July 9 Drama Adelaide’s Ice Cream Dreams, Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8777. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org. Drama written and directed by Robert Cousins. $15. 2 and 8 p.m. Cliffhanger, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609466-2766. www.off-broadstreet.com. Suspenseful drama. $27.50 to $29.50. 7 p.m. Moon Over Buffalo, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, 267-8859857. www.dpacatoat.com. Backstage farce. $10; $7 for children. Blankets, seat cushions, and insect repellent are recom- COMPUTER SERVICES Computer repair, upgrade, data recovery, or maintenance. Free estimate. Call (cell) 609-213-8271. TAX SERVICES Tax Preparation and Accounting Services: For individuals and small businesses. Notary, computerized tax preparation, paralegal services. Your place or mine. Fast response, free consultation, reasonable costs. Gerald Hecker, 609-448-4284. PERSONAL SERVICES Clutter Control: Professional organizer will help you create order in your home/home office. Cyndi. [email protected] or 609-933-1550. Custom Sewing for the Home. Curtains, cushions, slipcovers and more. For info call Heidi at 609-462-6734. ADULT CARE Companion - Retired RN. Will make light meals, assist you with shower, dressing, light housework, shopping, etc. Competitive rates. Call 609-2355579. SUMMER CAMPS Summer Music Camp - Give your child the music advantage! Recorder playing, American Idol vocal fun, hand percussion, Sax, guitar, or violin basics and more. Half day 1-4pm, Mon-Fri, mended. Picnics welcome before show. Food available. Parking fee of $5. 7:30 p.m. Into the Woods, Actors’ NET, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA, 215-2953694. actorsnetbucks.org. Musical by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. Through July 25. $20. 8 p.m. The Tempest, Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-570-3333. Shakespeare ‘70, Mercer County’s classical repertory company, kicks off the college’s Kelsey Theatre 2010 Summer Festival. $14 for adults, $10 for students and children. 8 p.m. The Turn of the Screw, Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, 609258-7062. www.princetonsummertheater.org. Henry James thriller. $16. 8 p.m. Art Artists Network, Lawrenceville Main Street, 2683 Main Street, Lawrenceville, 609-647-1815. Gallery features works by area artists. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Art Exhibit, Gallery 14, 14 Mercer Street, Hopewell, 609-333-8511. Opening reception for “The Best of Eight Years at Gallery 14,” a group show. 6 to 9 p.m. Art Exhibit, Straube Center, Route 31 and West Franklin Avenue, Buildings 100 and I108, Pennington, 609-737-3322. www.straubecenter.com. Opening reception for “Omnifarious Art Show.” On view to August 20. 7 to 9 p.m. Dancing Outdoor Dancing, Central Jersey Dance Society, Hinds Plaza, Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-945-1883. www.centraljerseydance.org. Salsa dance with DJ Carlos Xiloj. No partner needed. Bring water and dance shoes that can hold up on cement surface. Free. 7 to 10 p.m. INSTRUCTION One Man Band: Keyboardist for your party. Perfect entertainment. Great variety. Call Ed at 609-424-0660. Lessons in Your Home: Music lessons in your home. Piano, clarinet, saxophone, flute and guitar. Call Jim 609-737-9259 or 609-273-5135. MERCHANDISE MART Music Lessons - Farrington’s Music: Piano, guitar, drum, sax, clarinet, voice, flute, trumpet, violin. $28 half hour. School of Rock. Join the band! Princeton 609-924-8282. Princeton Junction 609-897-0032. Hightstown 609-448-7170. www.farringtonsmusic.com. Piano Lessons in your home, Vocal Coaching and Audition Prep. Certified music teacher. Ages 6 thru adult. Never too late to start! Learning easy and fun! Call Joe: 732-383-5630 or 732-6871033. Prepare your child for success this September with tutoring this summer: biology, chemistry, physics, geometry, algebra. Ivy League-educated. E-mail: [email protected] SAT and ACT Tutoring — Reading, Writing, Math: Boost your scores with outstanding private instruction by experienced college English professor and high school math teacher. Let us help you succeed! Reasonable fee. Many excellent WW-P references. 609-6586914. Too busy for an SAT course? Private instruction to fit your child’s schedule. SAT, ACT, SSAT, or Writing. Prince- Computer P4 with XP: In good condition $120. Cell phone (609)213-8271. Have Car, Must Sell: 2004 Nissan Sentra, 93,000 miles, 30 mpg, fun to drive, doesn’t break. Asking $4,850. 732429-8802 or [email protected] WANTED TO BUY Antique Military Items: And war relics wanted from all wars and countries. Top prices paid. “Armies of the Past LTD”. 2038 Greenwood Ave., Hamilton Twp., 609-890-0142. Our retail outlet is open Saturdays 10 to 4:00, or by appointment. HELP WANTED Private school seeks bright, energetic person to teach English to accelerated elementary students. Contact [email protected] Private school seeks microbiologist, botanist or molecular biologist to teach HS science. Contact [email protected] CLASSIFIED BY PHONE 609-243-9119 Farmers’ Market Live Music Farmers’ Market, Downtown Hightstown, Memorial Park, Main Street. www.downtownhightstown.org. Produce, flowers, baked goods, and area vendors. 4 to 8 p.m. Happy Hour, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465. www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Wine available. 5 to 8 p.m. Health & Wellness Flashback Fridays, KatManDu, 50 Riverview Plaza, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-393-7300. www.katmandutrenton.com. Buffet from 5 to 8 p.m., $5. DJs Bryan Basara and Davey Gold with music from 1970s, 80s, and 90s. 5 p.m. Power Vinyasa, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. Class is focused on deep, even breathing and learning to relax, while fully inhabiting the body and experiencing the postures. $17. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Educational Program, Alzheimer’s Association, Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton, 973-5864300. www.alz.org. “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” workshop for family caregivers. Register. Free. Noon. Meditation Circle, Lawrence Library, Darrah Lane and Route 1, Lawrence Township, 609-989-6920. Register. 2:30 p.m. Hatha Yoga: Spanda, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com. Learn asanas and pranayama in combination to build overall strength, increase flexibility, and aid in overall relaxation. $17. 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Family Theater Alice in Wonderland, Somerset Valley Players, Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908369-7469. www.svptheatre.org. Alice, the White Rabbit, and the Mad Hatter on stage. $10. 8 p.m. Lectures Dance Party, American Ballroom, 569 Klockner Road, Hamilton, 609-931-0149. www.americanballroomco.com. $15. 8 to 11 p.m. Brown Bag, Princeton Senior Resource Center, Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street, 609-924-7108. “Memory, Aging, and the Brain” presented by Barbara DeAngelis, coordinator of education and training for Alzheimer’s Association. Her focus is on the 10 signs and early detection. Bring your own lunch. Beverages and dessert provided. Register. Free. Noon. Ballroom Dance Social, G & J Studios, 5 Jill Court, Building 14, Hillsborough, 908892-0344. www.gandjstudios.com. Standard, Latin, smooth, and rhythm. Refreshments. BYOB. $12. 8 to 11 p.m. Meeting, Toastmasters Club, Mary Jacobs Library, 64 Washington Street, Rocky Hill, 609-306-0515. Build speaking, leadership, and communication skills. Guests are welcome. 7:30 p.m. Faith Meeting, Toastmasters Club, Mary Jacobs Library, 64 Washington Street, Rocky Hill, 609-306-0515. http://ssu.freetoasthost.ws. Build speaking, leadership, and communication skills. Guests are welcome. 7:30 p.m. Outdoor Shabbat, Har Sinai Temple, 2421 Pennington Road, Pennington, 609-7308100. Weather permitting, Shabbat services will be held outdoors. 7 p.m. ENTERTAINMENT Trenton2Nite, Trenton Downtown, South Warren and Lafayette streets, 609-3938998. www.trentondowntown.com. Music, art, games, and activities. Visit website for full list. Most are free. 5 p.m. Dick Gratton, Chambers Walk Cafe, 2667 Main Street, Lawrenceville, 609-896-5995. Solo jazz guitar. 6 to 9 p.m. Lights on the River, Pasha Rugs, 15 Bridge Street, Lambertville, 609-397-5434. Fortune telling, Turkish music, and a raki tasting of the Turkish national drink. Sit on the large handmade rug pillow, a gigantic cushion made from more than 80 colorful vintage antique rugs to watch the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Arturo Romay, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-5860616. Rain or shine. $10. 7:30 p.m. DJ Spoltore, Grover’s Mill Coffee House, 335 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-716-8771. www.groversmillcoffee.com. 8 p.m. Scott Langdon, It’s a Grind Coffee House, 7 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, 609275-2919. www.itsagrind.com. Acoustic originals and covers. 8 to 10 p.m. Singles Divorce Recovery Program, Princeton Church of Christ, 33 River Road, Princeton, 609-581-3889. www.princetonchurchofchrist.com. Support group for men and women. Free. 7:30 p.m. Socials Luncheon, Rotary Club of the Princeton Corridor, Hyatt Regency, Carnegie Center, 609-799-0525. www.princetoncorridorrotary.org. Register. Guests, $20. 12:15 p.m. Recreation Sports WW-P American Legion Baseball. Hopewell Post 339 at High School South. 5:45 p.m. JUNE 25, 2010 THE NEWS 35 Gardens As ‘Outdoor Rooms’ That Capture Nature’s Bounty The Greening of West Windsor Garden Tour Is Full of Inspiring ‘Green’ Ideas F or Mary Painter, there are no limits — nor time constraints — when it comes to maintaining a sense of creativity in her garden. When she moved from Seattle to her 18th century home on Village Road East five years ago, she brought with her a sense of “slow” gardening that is uncommon on the East Coast. But she also transformed the previous owners’ garden into a serene backyard retreat using nontraditional accents to add personal flavor to the flowing displays of foliage. The result is a garden with minimal lawn area, but with distinctive sections, inviting movement from one area to the next. That is what visitors can expect to do on Saturday, June 26, during the first annual Greening of West Windsor garden tour. Painter is one of 16 homeowners putting her backyard designs on display for those on the tour. What has distinguished Painter’s garden from many others is her and her husband’s approach, which is to add a new section every year. “We’ve been here five years, but we do things just a little at a time,” she says. “We don’t subscribe to having the garden center to fill everything up with nice, neat rows. We concentrate on an area each season.” Painter grew up in San Francisco. Her mother was a teacher and a bookkeeper for her father’s business. Her father owned and maintained apartment buildings. She met her husband, Mike, who grew up in Oklahoma, at work while living in San Francisco. The couple eventually moved to Seattle, where they lived for 14 years. They moved to Washington, D.C. when her husband, a doctor involved in health policy, took a fellowship position there. After a year, they followed his work to New Jersey. The couple have a daughter who is a math teacher in Brooklyn and a son who is in sixth grade at Community Middle School. When they arrived in West Windsor, they found a fenced-in vegetable garden and a circle garden in the center of the yard that served as an annual herb garden. Painter said she expanded on the work in the vegetable garden, moving the herbs to that area and making individual planting boxes. Now the circle garden mostly contains perennials, including roses, echinacea, and a few annuals. “That, now, is more of a show garden than an herb garden,” Painter says. The couple also built a few patios around the garden from scratch, with the goal of cutting out the grass. “We made a big flagstone patio and a second smaller one,” she says. “We don’t like a lot of straight lines; we like things to curve around.” She also likes unconventional accents. One of those accents is a wooden chair, painted in a bright green hue that perhaps once served as part of a larger set. Now, with its seat missing, the hole at the center of the seat serves as a container for a flower bed and is placed strategically within the garden. Near the chair, a candelabra hangs from one of the trees, surrounded by a variety of shade-loving plants, including hydrangeas, hostas, and ferns. “In Seattle people are very into cottage gardens and English gar- by Cara Latham dens, and a lot of whimsical things in their gardens,” she says. “Somebody was throwing away this brightly-painted green chair with no seat. I also found a red wagon. I brought it home and put that into a second shade garden and filled it with some ferns.” It was in Seattle where Painter says she became interested in creating “outdoor rooms” and distinctive sections of gardens. “We had a lawn play area, we had a patio area, and we had a small, shaded seating area,” she says. “All of them were separated by hedges and trees.” Since the climate in Seattle is different from that in New Jersey, Painter had to make some alterations. “The summer days are long; the sun is out at 4 a.m., and it sets after 9 p.m. during the solstice,” she says. “So you get a great growing season. The winters are not so harsh, so things that don’t winter over here, like adelias, winter over there. “We did have to alter placement of plants because it’s so intensely hot here during the summer,” she says. Painter says the couple has built upon the garden each year. One year, they installed the patio, and another year, they worked on the circle garden. Last year, they worked on the shade garden, and this What distinguishes the Painter family’s garden from many others is their strategy of adding a new section every year. year, they cut out and expanded the beds. “We have a lot of fountains in there,” Painter says. “We like the water effect — it’s very relaxing.” Everything that the family has done in the garden has been selftaught. Describing their method as “slow gardeners,” Painter says the family enjoys the gratification of weeding a bed and looking back at what they’ve planted, knowing that they have designed it themselves. “If we did it all at once, what would we do next year?” she says. “In gardening, there is always room to make changes. We still have lots of spaces to rework every year.” In addition to adding various elements to the garden on a yearly and seasonal basis, Painter says she spends about a half hour a day walking through the garden to pull weeds and perform routine maintenance. The garden also features seating areas with benches and chairs throughout. “People have asked us whether we really sit in all these areas,” she says. “We actually do. At different times of the day, you have shade and sun.” The family believes in using as few chemically altered products in the garden as possible, although they are not entirely “green.” However, the vegetable garden — with basil, tomatoes, corn, lettuce, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, peas, broccoli, strawberries, and herbs — is. “I rotate the crops in the vegetable garden, except for the corn because I plan the three sisters method with corn, squash, and beans,” she says, explaining that they help each other grow. “What The Lure of the Green: Mike Painter, above, Mary Painter, the vegetable garden, ‘chair’ planter, and the Painters’ historic home. one plant takes, the other puts back.” Avoiding chemicals where possible means that fewer products will go into the ground water. “I like the fact that they’re trying to get rid of as much lawn as possible,” says Debra Wolosky, a GroWW organizer. “It’s an utterly charming property. There is a lot of intelligence and planning that went into the distinctive gardens they created and continue to create. “She makes really good use of her shade and her sun, and she’s just making the most out of the property,” adds Wolosky. The Painter family garden is just one example of the varieties of gardening styles that residents who take the tour can experience. The tour, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will showcase private gardens as well as some of the township’s public open spaces. The garden tour is designed to highlight sustainable practices as part of gardening, and organizers are hoping that visitors can gather information about native plants, organic gardening, composting, rain barrels, and container gardening among others. R am Chandran Gopalakrisnan’s garden on New Village Road is another stop on the tour. He got the idea for his garden — which uses common five-gallon buckets, storage containers, and empty plastic two-liter bottles to create container gardens that water themselves from the ground up — when he was living in an apartment with limited outdoor space. Last year, Gopalakrisnan harvested 28 pounds of sweet cherry tomatoes from just three plants and more than two pounds of basil from a single bucket container. As part of the tour, he will demonstrate how to build a container using two buckets, one lid, a plastic drinking cup, a garbage bag, potting mix, and organic fertilizer. Also on Village Road East is the garden belonging to the Szewczyk family. Owners Renata Adamska and Witek Szewczyk decided to demolish a dilapidated barn/garage in the middle of their backyard and replace it with a new structure with solar panels on the roof. In undertaking the project, the couple opened up the yard. With the help of landscape designer Ronnie Hock, they transformed the garden over the past year and created an environmental- ly-friendly place for both children and adults. This included installing a 1,600-gallon underground water tank to store rain water from the barn gutters, which will be linked to an irrigation system for the lawn. The organic vegetable garden is already in place, where the couple grow tomatoes and cucumbers. “It’s entirely self-guided,” says Wolosky of the tour. “You can go to whichever sites you want to at any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., with the exception of the guided hikes.” She adds that the organizers “certainly do want to showcase sustainable practices.” The tour features sites on Melville Road, Landing Lane, Lancashire Drive, Scott Avenue, Lillie Street, Alexander Road, Clarksville Road, Village Road West, Village Road, Village Road East, South Mill Road, Kingsley Court, Lakeshore Drive, Cardiff Court, and Glacier Drive. Along the way, however, visitors can also take tours of public spaces. Those sites include the Millstone River Preserve, Van Nest Park, Rogers Preserve, Ron Rogers Arboretum, West Windsor Community Park, West Windsor Community Garden and Senior Center, Trolley Line Trail, Conover Road Athletic Complex, Mercer County Park, the Appelget and Grover farms, Schenck Farmstead, and Zaitz Woods Nature Preserve. Docents from the Boy Scouts will be at the Millstone River, Zaitz, and Rogers preserves as well as the Ron Rogers Arboretum. Led by Tony Vinci, the scouts will be distributing handouts to help people identify common trees in West Windsor. There will be 45-minute guided nature hikes at the Millstone River and Zaitz preserves and Ron Rogers Arboretum. The Millstone River Preserve hike begins at 10 a.m. and will be led by David Siegel. The Ron Rogers Arboretum hike will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will be led by Ron Slinn. Andrew Kulley will lead the hike at the Zaitz Preserve at 1 p.m. Tour maps will be available at the West Windsor Farmer’s Market and at the West Windsor Library. Maps and more information are also available at www.greeningwestwindsor.com. For questions, E-mail [email protected] Garden Tour, Greening of West Windsor, Visit flower, vegetable, and container gardens throughout the town. Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 609-989-5662 or www.greeningwestwindsor.com. 36 THE NEWS JUNE 25, 2010 West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South Post Prom 2010. Celebrating Our 25th Year! The West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South Post Prom 2010 Committee is grateful for the remarkable support we received from many wonderful individuals and groups. The generosity of so many made this spectacular Post Prom event possible. We are honored to include the following local businesses, community organizations, South parents, students, staff and friends as part of our Post Prom family. Everyone who has donated time, talent, money, food and prizes to this important tradition of keeping our children safe on Prom night is truly appreciated. Because of you, the students of the Class of 2010 and their guests enjoyed a fun and safe night filled with happy memories. Thank you for caring! Ashima Saksena and Carol Herts, Post Prom Co-Chairs CORPORATE DONATIONS Gold Patrons WW-P High School South PTSA WW-P Alliance for the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse The Boyle Family Foundation Wal*Mart Century 21 Abrams, Hutchinson & Assoc. Firmenich Henderson Sotheby's Real Estate, Cranbury McCaffrey's Market Nihaki Systems Thomas Grover Middle School PTSA Verizon West Windsor P.B.A. 271 Pine Creek Golf Positanos Princeton Area Junior Woman's Club, Kathy Lane Princeton Garden Theatre Princeton Record Exchange Princeton University Store Red Green Blue True Color Creations Regal Entertainment Group-Movies at Marketfair Robert Wood Johnson Health & Wellness Center Romeo's Ristorante Italiano & Pizzeria Ruth's Chris Steak House Salon Cache Salon Cusato Salon Facci Salt Creek Grille Sotto Ristorante South Mill Design Starbucks Coffee Company Steppin Birkenstock Shoes Terra Momo Restaurant Group Teresa Caffe The Bent Spoon The Ferry House The Green Parrot Restaurant & Pub The Papery The Piccadilly The Place to Bead The Stress Factory Comedy Club Thomas Sweet Ice Cream Tre Piani Ristorante Twist Village Deli and Catering West Windsor Plainsboro Education Association Westin Witherspoon Grill World Ticket Broker, Jon Hatcher Zoe Percis & Rakesh Bansal Dee Dee Dodson & Donald Benjamin Alina & Julius Bliach Katy & Robert Bonazzi Liz & Pat Boyle Lisa & Peter Brown Kathy Burek Jane & Mark Campbell Carol & Renato Carandang Beth & Tom Carroll Meenal & Sandeep Chavan Anne Renee & M Bradford Clifton Mona & David Cohen Myra & Ken Colbert Melisa Cooper & Mark Cornfeld Lynn & David Cully Jayna & Ajaykumar Desai Archana & Pod Manoj Dhulekar Lynn & Gene Dixon-Anderson Martha & Kevin Donovan Sara Earle Josi & George Easter Holly & Richard Eland Liz & Jim Erickson Amy & Mark Frankel Margaret & Tod Fryer Pam Garbini Sulochana & Ravi Gavva Mary Ann & Brian Giambagno Mekhala & Ananth Girish Karen & Robert Goldberg Agnes & Josef Grossman Shuzi Huan & Wayne Gu Poonam & Pradeep Gupta Suzanne & Steven Hagen Karen Halperin Jessica & Robert Harris Feride & Cengiz Hatiboglu Carol & Kenneth Herts Doreen & Thomas Hinczynski Lynn Hoff & Victor Ofman Maria Pedro & Jimmy Hsu Jennifer & Eddie Huie Janet & Seth Hunter Jeanne Itak Frances Marchetta & Michael Jankoski Barbara Jetton Yvonne Tang & En-Huei Joe Sandra Johnson Sarah Kardaras Chris & Ken Kaufman Janis & Tim Ketchmark Meryl Anne Klein & Steven Wernick Debra & Wayne Klieger Uma & Ram Kolluri Satyavathi & Murthy Koppolu Kristen & Steven Krakower Lisa & Jeffrey Krug Paige & Tom Lanzetta Ronda & David Lewinson Xiao-Qin & Quiang Liu Alison & Kevin Lorenz Ginny & Mark Macaluso Gay & Don MacQueen Sohier Taha Hassan & Rory MacRory Alice Maniere Claire & Hector Mendez Tamara Mihaelyan Joyce & Paul Milione Yvonne & Edwin Min Susan & Bill Mischell Sabita & Narendra Mishra Myra Levine& Gerald Nagler Linda & David Norris Carol & Larry Padd Sangita Patankar Kirti & Pinakin Pathak Cindy & Raymond Pinelli Regina & Robert Prieto Carol & Michael Pungello Lakshmi & Puthenmadam Radhakrishnan Sri Sujanthy & Kandasamy Rajaram Emmeline & Alan Remde Leslie Richmand Irene & German Rodriguez Sudi Solomon & Marty Rosen Karen & John Sabino Suneetha & Venugopal Sadda Ashima & Sandeep Saksena Sikha & Siddhartha Sarkar Cathy & Bob Savage Cindy & Mickey Schoenauer Wendy & Mike Schutzer Carolyn & Martin Sellars Madhu & Ashish Shah Lynnie & Arvind Sharma Donna & Philip Sher Kim & John Skolka Carol Tanner Janine & Steven Thumm Amy & Drew Trachtenberg Lisa & Randall Tucker Patti & Anthony Vinci Theresa & Joseph Voigtsberger Sharleen Lee & Weicheng Wang Qin Shan & Weiye Wang Hilary & John Ward Ondria & Peter Wasem Cheryl Wexler Janet Chen & Nord Winnan Gary Woodhull Rhonda Schaffler & John Wydra Kyesuk Jo & Yongtae Yu Debbie & Jeffrey Ziment Patti Baron Leanne & Oliver Bell Rachel Bernstein Karen & Marlena Bhame Rajni Bhargava Indu Bhatia Sarah Bhutta Sangeeta Bohra Erica Borsack Patti Brand Rebecca Braverman Randie Brazel Melody Bromberg Kathy Burek Lorraine, Allyson & Joe Camaratta Dave Campbell Gail Campbell Tikva & Shawn Carrick Jane Chan Li Chen Yi Chen Neeru Chopra Anne Cirafici Ellen Clancey Mona Cohen MaryAnn & Vinny Colonna Marisa Cree Anna D'Anna Jane Dennehy Ajay Desai Lynn Dixon-Anderson Alice & Joe Donohue Lisa Dunham Randie Ehrlich Michael Empson Kai Fang Susan Fernandez Gina, Kristen & Rebecca Finnie Margaret & Tod Fryer Latha Galla Pam Garbini MaryAnn Giambagno Dorca Gilbertson Diane & Bob Grbic Namrata Grover Vikram Gulati Poonam & Pradeep Gupta Seema Gupta Vaishali Gupta Vandita Gupta Karen Halperin Chandrika Harathi Jessica & Robert Harris Lois Harrison Kathy & Peter Hekl Carol, James & Ken Herts Maura & Corey Hillman Jodi Hiscock Anita Inaganti Rob Jaff Jasmine Jaywant Payal & Riddhima Kapoor Dana Karas Priya Keshu Sunil Khanna Poonam Khurana Uma Kolluri Kristen & Steven Krakower Miriam Ku Pratima Lakhwani Paige & Tom Lanzetta Diane Lee Susan Lee Huey-Chih Lee Kate Lerner Diana Leventhal Ronda & David Lewison Lei, Angela & Albert Li Carol Liu Alison & Kevin Lorenz Brenda Loury Mary & Gordon MacArthur Gina MacDougal Carol & Alan Macknin Nandini Mankar Frances Marchetta Julie Martin-Kolb Donna Matthews Nadia & Karl Matthews Elaine McCarron Kiran & Dhara Mehta Sandi & Krista Merrill Joyce & Paul Milione Susan Mischell Sabita Mishra Kathy Modi Sandhya Modi Nandita Mohnot Maggie Morales Lori Mozenter Mardana Naidu Scott Nesson Manisha Odak Linette Oratel Carol Padd Sangita Patankar Preeti Patel Vinaya Phadke Susan Philbin Maria Piccirillo Cindy & Ray Pinelli Aruna Poddar Laxmanji Pothuraj Laura Poyd Gina Prieto Carol, Mike, Robert & Allie Pungello Lisa Rhatigan Irene Rodriguez Sudi Solomon & Marty Rosen Missi & Andy Rubenstein Ashima & Sandeep Saksena Shirisha & Sneha Salgam Sikha Sarkar Kay & Mark Sartor Cathy & Bob Savage Jyotsna Saxena Rhonda Schaffler Kathy & Nick Schmidt Pamela Schnitter Cindy, Ciara & Mickey Schoenauer Natalie Schoepfer Alka Shah Madhu Shah Lynnie & Jennifer Sharma Poornima Shevade Eileen & William Shields Laura, Mario, Lisa & Allison Simi Holly Singer-Eland Patti & Brad Skapyak Andrea Smith Marie Snyder Yiping Song Jan L Sun Pam Supinsky Yvonne Tang Joy Thaper Janine Thumm Carol Tosches Amy & Drew Trachtenberg Poonam Vaswani Nandini Venkatramani Patti Vinci Kate Voigtsberger Sharleen Wang Victoria Wang & Mimi Fang Ginette Winant Janet Chen Winnan Diane & Pat Young Lisa Zhang Thank You Very Much! Green Patrons Allied Vision Services of Plainsboro Allstate -Steven Lambusta Agency Byrne Brothers Construction Chamberlin Plumbing & Heating Co. Cooper Pest Solutions Corner-Copia Dutch Neck School PTA East Windsor Pediatric Group Faridy Veisz Fraytak Garvey Pest Control Kevin T. Coyle DMD, PA Maurice Hawk Elem. School PTA Plainsboro Family Physicians Princeton - 130 Supply Princeton Driving School Princeton Hypertension-Nephrology Associates Princeton Nassau Pediatrics Princeton Orthopaedic Associates II Princeton Shopping Center Merchants' Association R N R Services Robert Goldstine DDS, PA & Ira Goldstine DMD Sovereign Bank Town Center Elementary School PTA UPS Store Village Elementary School PTA Wicoff Elementary School PTA Wireless N You WW (Verizon) WWP Wildcats Fastpitch Softball Gifts and Services A and G Italian Fine Foods Alchemist and Barrister Americana Diner Amy Karyn Avon/Alice Wright Ayom Spa Best Buy Princeton - Chris Cooper and Jennifer Wolstromer Blue Point Grill Brunswick East Windsor Lanes BT Bistro Bucks County Dry Goods Camillo's Café -Princeton Shopping Center Charmed by Claire ChazMaTazz Chez Alice Cindy Schoenauer Clarksville Café Cold Stone Creamery Conte's Cranbury Golf Course Creative Picture Frames Dandelion DeLiteful Foods Di Lorenzo's Tomato Pies Diana Leventhal Diana's Hallmark East Asian Fusion Eastern Mountain Sports Elements Asia Eva's Spa Forest Jewelers Fotolux Gina Finnie Goldcore Jewelers H and I Rib Company Hamilton Jewelers Hoagie Haven Hot Wok Café Hyatt Regency Princeton In Jeanous It's a Grind J. Mc Laughlin Jack 'n Jules Men's Clothing Johnson and Johnson Jordan's Stationary and Gift Shop KC Prime Kelsey Theatre La Jolie Lindt Chocolates Lisa Jones Lorraine Camarratta Lotus Garden Ma Cherie Boutique Maggie Moo's Ice Cream and Treatery Mastoris Diner McCaffrey's Market Meeta Aggarwal Melissa Rubenstein Designs Murali Harathi Muscles in Motion Mystique Hair and Skin Salon New Balance of Princeton Olive's Bakery and Gourmet On The Border P.J.'s Pancake House Paige Lanzetta Pak Mail Perna's Plant and Flower Shop PF Changs Phoebe's Expertly Dressed Pickwick Village Cards and Gifts FOOD DONATIONS 130 Farmers Market A/G Italian Food AFI Aljon Pizza, Plainsboro Aljon Pizza, Princeton-Hightstown Allstate Americana Diner Anthony & Sons Applebee's Grill Ashish Shah of Quikfoods, Inc. Bagel Hole Bagel Place Bagel Street Brothers Pizzeria Business Bistro Catering Cafe Capuano Italian Ristorante Capuano Ristorante Casa Rosario, Plainsboro Chevy's City Street & Grill Coca Cola Crown of India Dunkin Donuts, East Windsor Dunkin Donuts, Plainsboro East Windsor Deli First Wok George's Roaster & Ribs Grover Middle School Student Council Halo Farms Hanami Heavenly Ham Hoagie Haven Hooters of Princeton Hot Breads It's A Grind, Plainsboro Jack & Jill Kanoko Japanese KFC Lightning Lacrosse Little Szechuan Macaroni Grill Magma Pizza Mahzu Masala Grill McDonald's of East Windsor Mercer Oaks Olive Garden Papa Johns Penang Rita's Ice Romeo's Ristorante Italiano & Pizzeria Shoprite of East Windsor Shubh Labh Singas Pizza Steak and Hoagie, Plainsboro Subway, Plainsboro Subzi Mandi Sunny Garden Super Star East Buffet Sushi King TGI Friday's, East Windsor TGI Friday's, Princeton Village Deli Wegmans West Windsor Plainsboro Education Association Westin World Bagel Deli PARENT DONATIONS Sarah Bhutta & Afzaal Akhtar Aissa Alexeeva & Delguir Moukhleava Regina & Steven Altamore Elizabeth & Gary Altiero Monica & Martin Armenta Daljit & Ajit Bains Linda Bandeh VOLUNTEERS Parents/Students/Friends Aissa Alexeeva Ana Alvarez Girish Ananth Carol Aurora Elizabeth Autenried Daljit Bains SCHOOL DISTRICT PERSONNEL Charles Rudnick Sherri Bailey Tracy Jones All South custodial staff Robert Banks Diedre Bova Mike Busco Jean Costa Eric Daniels Mark Emery Scott Gallagher Donna Gilbert Jeannette Hanos Nancy Hoch Don Hutchinson Gerri Hutner Jean Mauro Randye McBride Byron McKinnie Fred Reigen Marie Smith Lynnie Stuart Helen Van Horn Roseann Zingaro COMMUNITY SUPPORT West Windsor Police Department West Windsor Township Emergency Service • Brian Magnin * Matt Schmidt POST PROM COMMITTEE Co-Chairs: Carol Herts, Ashima Saksena Treasurer and PTSA Liaison: Lynnie Sharma Information and Volunteers: Gina Prieto Decorating: Lorraine Camaratta, Maura Hillman, Mary MacArthur, Kathy Schmidt Food: Poonam Gupta, Kathy Modi Games: MaryAnn Colonna, Kate Lerner Henna Painting: Kiran Mehta Prizes: Ronda Lewinson, Kay Sartor Publicity: Rhonda Schaffler Tickets: Seema Gupta, Shirisha Salgam Bake Sales: Poonam Vaswani Battle of the Bands: Leanne Bell Care Packages: Cindy Pinelli, Carol Tosches Charmed by Clair: Melody Bromberg ChazzMaTazz Tuxedo: Joyce Milione Carol Pungello Clothing Drives: Kristen Krakower Corporate Donations: Ashima Saksena Drug Alliance Liaison: Shirisha Salgam Flea Market Food: Rajni Bhargava, Alka Shah Gift Wrap, MarketFair: Joyce Milione, Carol Pungello Hand Gel/Luggage Tags: Payal Kapoor Landau's: Mardana Naidu McCaffrey's Receipts: Kate Lerner Memory Quilts: Gina Finnie Mendoker's Pastry: Paige Lanzetta, Cindy Schoenauer Parent Prom: Alice Donohue Phubbies: Lynnie Sharma Pickleball: Carol Liu Prom Gowns: Karen Bhame, Cindy Pinelli Restaurant Nights: Sarah Bhutta Thank You Ad/Safety: Chandrika Harathi Vendor Sale: Missi Rubenstein Website: Chandrika Harathi, Gina Prieto We regret if a name has been omitted or misspelled. 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