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Vol. LXII, No. 36
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
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Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin

The Princeton Recreation Department invites everyone in the community to swim free of charge on Saturday, September 6, from noon to 3 p.m. when it holds its first meeting about future plans for the Community Park Pool. CMX, a professional design firm, will be available to discuss ideas and hear suggestions. Additional meetings will be scheduled in the future. To sign up to receive a pool survey by mail or email, or for more information, call the Recreation Office at (609) 921-9480.

Individuals or groups who wish to volunteer at HomeFront can attend a volunteer orientation meeting being held Wednesday, September 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the HomeFront offices at 1880 Princeton Avenue in Lawrenceville. The orientation will include an overview of HomeFront, its mission, and discussion of the various volunteer opportunities which include tutoring students, assistance in the food pantry or FreeStore, clerical help, baby sitting, events for children and families, and fundraising activities. The orientation is open to anyone. For more information, contact Alicia Portalatin at (609) 989-9417 ext. 133 or via email at

The Princeton High School PTO needs volunteers on the first day of school, September 4, to help freshmen and transfer students locate classrooms. The PTO will provide maps and station volunteers in the main intersections and near stairwells to assist any students who appear lost. Familiarity with the school is not required. People are needed from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m.; 9 to 10 a.m., and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Individuals who can help with any of these time slots are asked to call Sheree Dunnett at (609) 655-3303, or Theresa Price at (609) 924-5477.

Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello will hold a discussion, “Voting is as Easy as 1-2-3, Making Your Vote Count,” on Tuesday, September 9, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Mercer County Connection satellite office, located in the Acme Shopping Center, 957 Route 33 in Hamilton. The workshop is free and open to all interested citizens and groups. Ms. Covello will discuss upcoming voter registration deadlines, absentee ballots, and the Clerk’s responsibilities for tallying votes and certifying elections. Voter registration and absentee ballot applications will be available to the public. For more information, call (609) 890-9800.

The Eagleton Institute of Politics and News 12 New Jersey will host a “watch party” at the Institute on Thursday evening, September 4, when John McCain delivers his acceptance speech at the Republic National Convention. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops in order to be heard as a “voice of the voter” in this interactive event, which begins at 8:30 p.m. with a discussion moderated by New Jersey Project Director Ingrid Reed. The live broadcast will begin at 9:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The Eagleton Institute is located at 191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick (directions available at RSVP to (732) 932-9384, ext. 331 or

The Parkinson Council is collaborating with the Princeton Center for Yoga & Health (PCYH) to offer specially modified yoga classes for people with Parkinsons at PCYH, on Mondays from 9:30 to 11 a.m., beginning September 15. The fee is $80 for Parkinson Council members, $100 for non-members, for the 12 week session. Space is limited. To register or for more information, call (609) 924-7294, or visit PCYH is located at the Montgomery Professional Center, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, in Skillman, just off 518 West and one half mile from Route 206. There is ample parking and the facility is handicapped accessible. For more details, visit PCYH’s website at

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