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SOLUTIONS: FIRES AND FLOODS

The changes to our planet from the increasing emissions and trapped heat are profound and everywhere. They are changing the oceans and continents. India’s billion-plus population is roasting, literally to death, without sufficient means to respond. Antarctica is seeing record temperatures, as is our Northwest. Parts of Texas have seen no rain for months. Rivers and lakes are drying up in our West. Wildfires have ravaged parts of France, Spain, and the Russian tundra. The fact is that the impacts of these changes are being experienced around the globe.
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Free tours of the Wyckoff-Garretson House & Museum, which dates back to 1730, will be held the second Sunday of every month, through October. Docent-led tours are held from 1-4 p.m. at the house, 215 South Middlebush Road, Somerset. For more information, visit themeadowsfoundation.org. The Burlington County Farmers Market enters...
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BORDENTOWN – Elina Csapo, a rising junior at The Hun School of Princeton, wants children with “hidden disabilities” to know that they are not alone. The Bordentown Township resident is embarking on a new venture called “Young Able Voices,” a peer-to-peer support group that will provide a safe place for children with hidden disabilities to interact with each other on the similar challenges they face.
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Common calendar, Packet papers, July 22

Free tours of the Wyckoff-Garretson House & Museum, which dates back to 1730, will be held the second Sunday of every month, through October. Docent-led tours are held from 1-4 p.m. at the house, 215 South Middlebush Road, Somerset. For more information, visit themeadowsfoundation.org. The Burlington County Farmers Market enters...
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High school students’ nonprofit garners help from global real estate company

Altruism has collaborated with Greystar Real Estate Partners to organize a series of book drives around the United States, as well as Canada, India and the United Kingdom. Led by West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South rising seniors Saif Nabi and Anish Reddy, Altruism, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to promoting literacy and increasing access to education to underprivileged youth worldwide. With 11 chapters around the world, the volunteer-led organization, has donated 15,000 educational supplies to schools and communities.

Common calendar, Packet papers, July 15

Free tours of the Wyckoff-Garretson House & Museum, which dates back to 1730, will be held the second Sunday of every month, through October. Docent-led tours are held from 1-4 p.m. at the house, 215 South Middlebush Road, Somerset. For more information, visit themeadowsfoundation.org. The Burlington County Farmers Market enters...
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Burlington County Sheriff’s Department offers safety and security programs for seniors

The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department wants county seniors and residents with disabilities to feel safe and secure in their homes. To assist them, the department is accepting appointments to perform free home security and safety inspections. During the inspections, a specialist goes through a resident’s home and then makes recommendations for various safety or security improvements or modifications that may be needed, according to a press release through Burlington County on July 12.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County appoints Princeton alumni, new director of advancement

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County appoints Lorraine Goodman as the agency’s new director of advancement. Goodman brings a wealth of professional development and marketing experience to Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Mercer County, with nearly 15 years in nonprofit work. Her professional fundraising experience ranges from helping The Red Hot Organization (which produces record albums and then donates the proceeds to AIDS-related charities) earn its first grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, to acting as Princeton AlumniCorps’ Development Officer and leading LALDEF through the height of the pandemic, according to a press release through BBBS in June.
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McCarter Theatre’s ‘robust’ 2022-23 season includes Toni Morrison Anniversary Project

McCarter Theatre Center has announced a “robust” line up of theater, music, dance, spoken word and family programming for the 2022-23 season. In September, the season kicks off with the theater production, “The Wolves,” a play by Sarah DeLappe, directed by McCarter’s Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen, about a young women’s competitive high school soccer team.
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Common calendar, Packet papers, July 8

Free tours of the Wyckoff-Garretson House & Museum, which dates back to 1730, will be held the second Sunday of every month, through October. Docent-led tours are held from 1-4 p.m. at the house, 215 South Middlebush Road, Somerset. For more information, visit themeadowsfoundation.org. The Burlington County Farmers Market enters...
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Bordentown Township Police Department welcomes new Police K-9 Remi; swears in new captain

Nathan Roohr was appointed and sworn in as captain of the Bordentown Township Police Department. Roohr has been with the department since 2003 and previously served as patrolman, patrol sergeant and more recently lieutenant. In Dec. 2021, Roohr received a Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey Bias Crimes Association for the character, integrity and courage that he showed in holding other law enforcement officers accountable, according to the Bordentown newsletter.
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Burlington County Animal Shelter reduces adoption fees for July

Summer is here and Burlington County officials say it’s the “purr-fect” time to look for a new best friend from the county animal shelter. Throughout the month of July, the shelter will have reduced adoption fees of $25 for an adult dog and $15 for adult cats to help encourage residents and families to bring home a shelter pet, according to a Burlington County press release.