November 25, 2015

move rev 11-25-15Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) and Rose Lacey (Fiona Glascott) have stayed in their family’s home because their widowed mother (Jane Brennan) is still grieving the loss of their late father. The devoted daughters have had to put their dreams on hold, since job prospects aren’t great for young women without higher education in tiny Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland.

Although Eilis has exhibited an affinity for math, she settles for a part time job as a clerk at a grocery store where she works under the thumb of a vindictive shrew (Brid Brennan). The time is the early 50s, when an ambitious local young woman might set her sights on America, the land of opportunity with hopefully a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Salvation arrives when Father Flood (Jim Broadbent), a Catholic priest, is willing to sponsor Eilis’s emigration to the United States. She reluctantly agrees because she knows that the entire burden of caring for their mother will now fall on her sister’s shoulders. However, after an exchange of tearful goodbyes, she boards the New York-bound steamship and goes to her bunk in steerage for a seasick plagued voyage to America.

Eilis finds a room in Brooklyn in a female-only boardinghouse run by an eagle-eyed landlady (Julie Walters) who is obsessed with protecting the reputations of the young Irish immigrants under her supervision. Eilis gets a job at a department store and tuition money to study bookkeeping at college.

While grateful for all this generous help, Eilis still misses her mother and sister terribly. So much so that she seriously considers going back to Ireland, although Father Flood assures her that the homesickness will eventually pass.

Everything changes the night she meets handsome Tony Fiorello (Emory Cohen) at a dance. The two fall in love and embark on a romance that enables Eilis to make the adjustment to life in the States.

However, just when she’s ready to decide to stay in America, fate intervenes when a tragedy occurs that demands her immediate return to Ireland. Of course, when she is back in Enniscorthy, Eilis is pursued by a wealthy bachelor (Domnhall Gleason).

Which suitor will she choose? The answer to that question arrives at a moment of truth in Brooklyn, a touching historical drama directed by John Crowley (Closed Circuit). Based on Colm Toibin’s best seller of the same name, the film features an elegantly understated performance by Saoirse Ronan that is likely to land the 21-year-old ingenue her second Oscar nomination.

Excellent (****). Rated PG-13 for brief profanity and a sex scene. Running time: 111 minutes. Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures.

To the Editor:

I applaud President Christopher Eisgruber of Princeton for taking seriously the recent demands of the Black Justice League. A resolution has been reached that will provide the institution and the town with an excellent opportunity for discussion and action.

Princeton University is a beacon of learning, but it also has a dark history of discriminating — against African Americans, Italian Americans, Jews, and women, among other groups.

The idea that Woodrow Wilson’s name should be taken off buildings because of his poor record on civil liberties and civil rights will be explored, as it should be. Investigation and discussion of our American heroes and their feet of clay is well worthwhile. What are the criteria we should use to judge historical figures and how do we tally up the balance sheet of good deeds and bad in deciding to honor them? Is there a justification for negative actions that were “a product of their time”? How should we proceed in creating a democratic and civil society that gives everyone an equal voice and helps assuage the crimes and misdemeanors of our shared past?

These are questions begging for open discussion. All of us could benefit from cultural competency sessions. Many people would be interested in participating in a student-led discussion of freedom of speech. Socratic dialogue is what a university community is all about. If we do not listen, we cannot learn.

Scotia W. MacRae

Evelyn Place

To the Editor:

Having won election on November 3, it is an honor to continue serving the citizens of New Jersey’s 16th Legislative District as State Assemblyman.

Campaigning throughout the district is always a wonderful opportunity to share a vision — a positive vision keenly focused on reforms that will make New Jersey a better place to live, work, and retire. With this vision in mind, I remain, as before, wholly committed to providing leadership that is honest, independent, principled, and determined.

Congratulations to Assemblyman-elect Andrew Zwicker. I look forward to working in partnership with Mr. Zwicker to ensure that the citizens of the 16th Legislative District are duly represented and served.

We should all take a moment to express gratitude to Assemblywoman Donna Simon for her legislative efforts over the past four years. As a full-time legislator, Donna demonstrated steadfast commitment to public service by always finding time for constituents, working tirelessly, and fighting especially hard for many worthy causes.

Nothing serves the public good better than an involved citizenry. Let us constructively engage to meaningfully address our state crises and, in so doing, restore people’s faith in government.

Jack M. Ciattarelli

Assemblyman, District 16, Somerville 

To the Editor:

Every vote matters.

This past Election Day, all 80 seats in the New Jersey General Assembly were up for election. In the 16th Legislative District, more than 34,000 votes were cast and less than 600 votes separated all four candidates. By the time all of the provisional ballots were counted, one incumbent won. I defeated the second incumbent by 78 votes, and my running mate Maureen Vella came very close.

People are asking how we did it, how I am poised to become the first Democrat to ever represent the people of the 16th Legislative District. It wasn’t gerrymandering or big money from special interests. And it wasn’t “rocket science.” (Sorry, bad science pun.) It was, quite simply, a democratic (little “d”) grassroots campaign. There was no “secret weapon;” the difference was you.

We created the largest grassroots campaign organization in the state. That meant we had volunteers from every town in the 16th District and from all around the state. Teachers, students, carpenters, lawyers, doctors, electricians, retirees — people from all walks of life turned out to support us. We knocked on 21,000 doors and made 78,000 phone calls. We received more than 700 contributions from individuals and we fought for every vote. Our team was tremendous, they poured everything they had (and more) into this race and I just don’t know the words to express how profoundly grateful I am to them and you.

Last Thursday, I was talking to a group of supporters and a woman I had never met came up to me and told me that my victory gave her hope, made her feel that her voice was heard, that her vote truly did matter. I’ve thought about that a lot since then. That’s what I’m going to do, be your voice, your representative in Trenton. There’s a lot to be done, from growing New Jersey’s economy, to protecting our beautiful environment, or making sure that every New Jersey student has access to the finest education system in the country. In each of these and in everything I do, I will bring an evidence-based approach to public policy.

It will be a tremendous honor to be your Assemblyman. I will work hard to make you proud.

Andrew Zwicker

To the Editor:

Princeton recently witnessed a powerful example of truth and reconciliation [also see “Formal Apology and a $175,000 Gift Mark Witherspoon Church Milestone,” Town Topics, Nov.18, page 7]. In connection with the 175th anniversary of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Synod of the Northeast announced that it is retiring the mortgage of $175,000 on the Paul Robeson house, righting a wrong committed over 100 years ago. In 1900, after serving for 21 years, the Rev. William Robeson, father of famous Princetonian Paul Robeson, was forced out of his pastorship at the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church by white members of the presbytery, causing him and his family financial and emotional hardship. Just as his son suffered for his leadership in the civil rights movement of the 20th century, the Rev. Robeson endured harsh consequences for speaking out against the discrimination experienced by Princeton’s African American community, many of whom were members of his congregation. His ouster also resulted in a significant loss in funding for Witherspoon Street Church.

The members of Not in Our Town, Princeton’s racial justice organization, whose mission is to speak truth about “everyday racism” and other forms of prejudice and discrimination and promote reconciliation with open, honest engagement and mutual respect, applaud the Synod, the Presbytery of New Brunswick, and Nassau Presbyterian Church for this bold move. We implore other institutions in Princeton to follow this example, face their histories relating to African Americans, publicly admit and apologize for wrongdoings, and take whatever steps necessary to rectify past mistakes and reach racial reconciliation.

Not in Our Town Princeton ( is a 501(c)(3) interracial, interfaith social action group committed to speaking truth about racism, prejudice, discrimination, to raising awareness of white privilege, and to seeking reconciliation, mutual respect, and open communication among diverse groups in the greater Princeton area.

Linda Oppenheim and Larry Spruill 

Co-chairs, Not in Our Town Princeton


END RUN: Princeton University women’s soccer player -Vanessa Gregoire dribbles past a defender in Princeton’s 4-2 win over Boston College in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Last Friday, sophomore midfielder Gregoire and the Tigers saw their superb season come to an end as they fell 3-0 to No. 11 University of Southern California in the Round of 32 at the NCAA tourney. Princeton, who was 12-0-1 in its last 13 contests heading into Friday, ended the season with a final record of 14-4-1. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Coming off a thrilling 4-2 victory over Boston College in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the Princeton University women’s soccer team was fired up to keep rolling as it faced No. 11 University of Southern California last Friday in the Round of 32. more

To the Editor:

We have received several reports of door to door solicitation in Princeton neighborhoods for donations to the Crisis Ministry. We do not solicit door to door. Please spread the word to your neighbors and friends. If you would like to support us, please visit our website for our mailing address or to make a secure online donation. We thank the Princeton community for its generous support of our work!

Carolyn Biondi

Executive Director 


THROWBACK: Princeton University men’s basketball player Henry Caruso drives to the basket in a game last winter. Last Saturday, junior forward Caruso tallied a game-high 23 points as Princeton topped Saint Peter’s 75-72 at Dillon Gym. It was the first game at the venerable venue for the Tigers since January 11, 1969. Princeton, now 2-0, returns to action and Jadwin Gym on November 25 when it hosts Lafayette. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Bill Bradley took over many a game at Dillon Gym to thwart visiting foes during his legendary career with the Princeton University men’s basketball team in the 1960s. more


ON POINT: Princeton University men’s hockey goalie Colton Phinney makes a save in a game earlier this season. Last Saturday, junior goalie Phinney earned his first career shutout as Princeton defeated No. 20 Clarkson 3-0. Phinney made 31 saves to help the Tigers improve to 2-6 overall and 1-5 ECAC Hockey. Princeton plays a two-game set at Maine on November 27 and 28. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Max Becker and his teammates on the Princeton University men’s hockey team were primed to come out buzzing as they hosted St. Lawrence last Friday. more


CLEAR-MINDED: Princeton High girls’ soccer player Zoe -Tesone clears the ball in action this fall. Junior defender Tesone shored up the PHS back line, helping the Little Tigers reach the Central Jersey Group 4 sectional semifinals. PHS ended the season with an 11-5-1 record. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Playing at fourth-seeded Monroe in the Central Jersey Group 4 sectional quarterfinals, the fifth-seeded Princeton High girls’ soccer team felt it had the blueprint for an upset. more


FINAL ROAR: Princeton High running back Rory Helstrom tries to break a tackle in a game this season. Senior star Helstrom scored the lone touchdown as PHS ended its season by falling 35-7 to visiting Millburn in a regional crossover game earlier this month. The Little Tigers finished the fall with a 4-6 record. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

As the Princeton High football team got ready to host Millburn in a season-ending regional crossover game earlier this month, Charlie Gallagher was expecting a tight contest.

“I thought we matched up well against them,” said PHS head coach Gallagher. more

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NEW STAR: Stuart Country Day School field hockey goalie Alexxa Newman makes a save in a game this season. Junior Newman emerged as a star for the Tartans, recording six shutouts this fall in her first campaign as a starter. Newman’s heroics helped the Tartans win its last three games to post a 6-12-1 final record. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

After losing a 3-2 overtime heartbreaker to Princeton Day School in the opening round of the state Prep B playoffs in late October, the Stuart Country Day School field hockey team could have gone through the motions in its remaining games. more

Obit Fulmer 11-25-15Eleanor Margaret Hughes Fulmer

Eleanor Margaret Hughes Fulmer (Peggy), of Princeton, died on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the University Medical Center of Princeton from complications related to a stroke.

Born on March 15, 1933 in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, Peggy grew up in Ardmore, Pa. Her parents Eleanor McGinley Murdoch and John Patrick Murdoch predeceased her. Peggy attended elementary and high school at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Overbrook, Pa. She was a graduate of the Katherine Gibbs School in Boston, Mass. and also attended Rosemont College in Rosemont, Pa.

Peggy lived in Princeton for most of her adult life, and was an active member of the community. In particular Peggy and her first husband Jim were proud of their work with Stuart
Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. They were long-time supporters of Stuart and instrumental members of the Stuart community from the very beginning — and Stuart had been an important part of Peggy’s life for over 50 years. She was actively involved for most of this time in many different ways, including the Stuart Parent Association (which she co-founded), the Stuart First Friday Prayer Group, and as a grandparent, chair of the Stuart Fund, to name a few. In 2005 she wrote, “I am thrilled that my daughters and grandchildren have been so enriched by Stuart’s academic curriculum, which is rooted in faith and strong values.”

Peggy worked in real estate sales for over 40 years. She began her career with John T. Henderson Inc. and most recently was with Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty. She was a consistent top producer earning a reputation for professionalism and integrity. Among her many designations and awards, Peggy received the Realtor Emeritus status from the New Jersey Association of Realtors and was a recipient of the Distinguished Sales Award. Peggy was also an honorary member of the Board of Trustees of McCarter Theatre, member of the Board of Trustees of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, former chairman of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, former member of the Board of Trustees of the Hun School of Princeton, and recipient of the prestigious Community Service Award.

All who knew Peggy will remember her for her kindness and graciousness. She had an amazing ability to make everyone feel welcome and part of her life. Peggy loved to travel and was able to realize that dream, having been to almost every corner of the world. More than anything though, Peggy loved her five children and 14 grandchildren. Their favorite memories include summers at the shore, new pajamas every Christmas and large family gatherings over the holidays. Her special name for her children and grandchildren was love bugs. She enjoyed walks, dancing, music, theater, and serving her community through volunteer work.

Peggy was preceded in death by her first husband James J. Hughes Jr, and her second husband Thomas S. Fulmer, her parents, and her sister Mary Kathryn Murdoch (Molly). Survivors include her five children Margaret (Gary) Bender, James Hughes III, Susan Hughes, Mary Beth Tevebaugh (Peter) and Katie Redmond (Aiden), and 14 beloved grandchildren. Survivors also include her sister Alice Murdoch Dagit (Charlie), two nephews (Chet and Murdoch), their wives, and four grand-nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo in Skillman, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Stuart Memorial Fund and given online at or mailed to Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton NJ 08540

Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.


Mary Jane Fleming

Mary Jane Dunsmoor Fleming died peacefully November 21, 2015 at the Kingsway Arms Nursing Center. She is survived by children Ann Fleming (Michael) Brown of Niskayuna, N.Y.; Jeff (Deb Kraft) Fleming of Milwaukee, Wis.; Tom (Terry Helms) Fleming of Brooklyn, N.Y.; step-daughter Susan Moran of New York, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, James Fleming; her parents, Mildred and Frank Dunsmoor; and her brother Frank.

Born in Pittsburgh on May 9, 1927, Mary Jane excelled academically, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1948. She met her future husband while teaching kindergarten in post-war Paris. They married in 1957 and settled in Princeton. Mary Jane was a dedicated volunteer at the Princeton Hospital and a past-president of the Women’s College Club of Princeton and Princeton Adult School. She worked in a number of positions, including leading resident activities at Meadow Lakes senior community in Hightstown. In retirement, she relocated to Niskayuna, N.Y. where she was active in Sunnyview Hospital’s Studio Arts Program and Post-Stroke Group.

Mary Jane had an enthusiasm for life, a confidence and drive that earned admiration from her many friends. She loved her family and took pride in their accomplishments.

A funeral service was held at the First Reformed Church, 8 North Church St., Schenectady, NY 12305 on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 at 2 p.m.

The family wishes to thank the team at Kingsway Community who provided wonderful care for Mary Jane in her final years. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sunnyview Studio Arts Program, 1270 Belmont Ave., Schenectady, NY 12308.

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library-directorFollowing a vote by the Princeton Public Library’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday evening, Brett Bonfield was named to succeed Leslie Burger as the library’s executive director. Mr. Bonfield, who is currently the director of the Collingswood Public Library, will take over on January 19, 2016. Ms. Burger is retiring in January after 16 years at the library.

“Brett is a committed and experienced community builder,” said Kiki Jamieson, president of the Board. “He is an advocate for public libraries and all who use them, and I have been impressed with his deep commitment to nurturing libraries as the heart and hearth of diverse communities. I think he will build on the excellence to which we as a community have become accustomed.”

Mr. Bonfield was selected from a field of 25 candidates during a national search, which also included Canada. Assisting Library Strategies International LLC were search committee members John Anagbo, supervisor for language arts and social studies at Princeton High School; Jan Johnson, retired librarian and former head of the library’s Youth Service Department; and Jane Silverman, president of Jane Silverman and Associates and former chairperson of the Princeton Public Library Foundation. more


Look down the table at Saturday’s Princeton Future Meeting and you’ll see the embodiment of the future, recalling Loudon Wainwright III’s song, “Be Careful, There’s a Baby in the House,” which tells us “a baby will not be fooled … will play it for real … and is better than smart.” (Photo by Charles R. Plohn)


GOING TO THE MATT: Princeton University football player Matt Arends surveys the action in a game earlier this fall. Last Saturday, senior linebacker and co-captain Arends fought hard in his last game for the Tigers, making nine tackles and forcing a fumble in a losing cause as Princeton fell 17-10 at Dartmouth. The defeat left the Tigers with a final record of 5-5 overall and 2-5 Ivy League. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

In 2013, the Princeton University football team played at Dartmouth in the season finale needing a win to clinch an outright Ivy League title only to get upended 28-24 by the Big Green. more

The company that owns the Agricola restaurant has been chosen by Princeton University to run a bar and bistro in the former Dinky train station buildings across from McCarter Theatre. The buildings are part of the Arts and Transit project currently under construction on the campus.

Fenwick Hospitality Group, founded by local resident Jim Nawn, has proposed a bar for the smaller, north building, with 60 indoor seats and 30 seasonal seats outside. Drinks, including cocktails, wine, and beer, would be served, as well as small bites for lunch and dinner. In the south building, formerly where baggage was handled, there would be a bistro serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. The menu would be French-influenced. Seating for 125 inside and 50 outside, counter seating, and a private dining room are also part of the plan. more

In the aftermath of a 32-hour sit-in at Nassau Hall, culminating last Thursday in an agreement, a follow-up letter Sunday from University President Christopher L. Eisgruber, and much ensuing controversy, Princeton University will be examining its past, present, and future in order to “make Princeton a more welcoming and supportive community for all its members.”

At the center of the controversy are two Princeton University presidents: Woodrow Wilson, University president from 1902 to 1910 and U.S. president from 1913-21, whom Princeton has honored with the establishment of its prestigious Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and its Wilson residential college, but whose record on race is disturbing; and Mr. Eisgruber, currently in his third year as Princeton president, who, after acknowledging that Woodrow Wilson was racist, met last Wednesday and Thursday with the protesting members of the Black Justice League (BJL) student organization, and agreed to follow up on their concerns in a series of discussions with trustees and various groups of students, staff and alumni. more

Theater PBS

NEW ORIGINAL PBS SERIES: The Lewis Center for the Arts presents a screening of the new PBS Civil War drama, “Mercy Street” on Monday, December 7 at 7 p.m. followed by a panel discussion moderated by Christina Lazaridi. Both events are free and open to the public, but advance reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets can be reserved at (Photo Courtesy of Antony Platt/PBS)

The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present a special preview screening of the new PBS Civil War era drama series Mercy Street on Monday, December 7 at 7 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The screening, preceded by a reception beginning at 6:15 p.m., is free and open to the public, however advance reservations are encouraged.

Set in Virginia in the spring of 1862, Mercy Street follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the conflict; Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a staunch New England abolitionist, and Emma Green (Hannah James), a naive young Confederate belle. The two collide at Mansion House, the Green family’s luxury hotel that has been taken over and transformed into a Union Army Hospital in Alexandria, a border town between North and South and the longest-occupied Confederate city of the war. Ruled under martial law, Alexandria is now the melting pot of the region, filled with soldiers, civilians, female volunteers, doctors, wounded fighting men from both sides, runaway slaves, prostitutes, speculators, and spies. more


A HOME FOR BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS: At a recent ribbon-cutting, Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert, left, and Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber, right, officially opened the University’s Entrepreneurial Hub. Flanking them on the portico were Provost David Lee, left, and Mung Chiang, right, who directs the University’s Keller Center and chairs its Princeton Entrepreneurial Center. (Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications)

Like most contemporary educational institutions, Princeton University considers entrepreneurship a priority — so much so that it has dedicated a 10,000-square-foot building in downtown Princeton for just that purpose. The Entrepreneurial Hub officially opened with a ribbon-cutting on November 11, confirming the school’s commitment to innovation among its students and partnerships with the local community.

The red brick building at 34 Chambers Street has served throughout its history as offices for the telephone company, the Gallup company, William Sword & Company, and Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty. The University is renting it from owner Kinsale Properties, of which Jud and Matt Henderson are principal partners. more


MAKING A SPLASH: Princeton University men’s water polo goalie Vojislav Mitrovic guards the net in a game this season. Last Sunday, sophomore standout Mitrovic made 14 saves to help Princeton edge Johns Hopkins 7-6 in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) championship game. Mitrovic was named the MVP of the CWPA tourney. The win earned the Tigers, now 22-4, a spot in the NCAA tournament where they will be facing UC-San Diego in a play-in game on December 2 at UCLA with the Final 4 taking place at the same site from December 5-6. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

Even though the Princeton University men’s water polo team had already beaten Johns Hopkins three times this season, Luis Nicolao felt the pressure was on his squad when it faced the Blue Jays in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) championship game last Sunday. more

Saint Peter’s University Hospital has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a national “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States.

Saint Peter’s was the only hospital in its geographic portion of central New Jersey — defined as Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon, and Mercer counties — to be cited on Tuesday for excellence in all six of the categories measured by The Joint Commission: heart failure, heart attack, surgical care, pneumonia, childhood asthma, and perinatal care.

Among those categories, Saint Peter’s was one of only two hospitals in New Jersey cited for excellence in the care of childhood asthma. In addition, Saint Peter’s was one of only 17 of the 71 hospitals in New Jersey that submitted data to receive the Top Performer award for 2014. On a broader scale, Saint Peter’s is among only six percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals in the United States to earn Top Performer status for clinical quality for four consecutive years.  more

Cherry Hill

Pre-schoolers from Cherry Hill Nursery School in Princeton gathered items for the Crisis Ministry food pantry of Mercer County in preparation for Thanksgiving distributions.

Six new police officers, sworn in two weeks ago, are preparing to take on the ever-increasing challenges of police work in Princeton 2016.

From a pool of more than 800 applicants, the officers passed a written exam, a physical exam, two panel reviews, an intensive background investigation, and two additional interviews.

Princeton Police Chief Nicholas Sutter described the search for “a diverse pool of candidates who possess intelligence, integrity, empathy, strong communication skills, and physical fitness.”

The number of officers in the Princeton Police Department (PPD) will remain at 52, with the new recruits taking the place of retirees over the past few years.  more


SENIOR LEADER: Stuart Country Day school cross country runner Lindsay Craig displays her form in a race this fall. Senior star Craig placed 20th individually in the state Prep B meet this fall even though she wasn’t at full strength for much of the season. She helped Stuart finish fifth in the team standings at the Prep B meet and post a 10-0 record in dual meets. Craig earned All-Prep B honors all four years of her career.

Len Klepack was cautiously optimistic as his Stuart Country Day cross country team prepared for the fall.

“We felt we had a better team than we have had in the past,” said Stuart head coach Klepack. more