The Millstone Times March 2019

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The Millstone Times' Photo of the Month Are you a photo buff? Do you love taking pictures everywhere you go? Perhaps you have a favorite one that you would like to share? We want your pictures for our photo of the month section. You can send photos to the following email: Include your name and a description of the photo. If you have a brief story that goes with it, send that too. You may send photos more than one time. (If you prefer to send anony- mously, we will leave your name out.) Make sure you put “Millstone Times Photo” in the subject area when emailing or it won’t be opened. Charles Wilkens of Monroe took these two photos this past January at Rockefeller Center.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree describes the holiday tree as a “world- wide symbol of Christmas,” in which 125 million people visit the attraction each year. From its start as a modest Depression-era pick-me-up for Rockefeller Center con- struction workers, to World War regulations, to its cur- rent 550-pound Swarovs- ki star; there’s no shortage of interesting tidbits about one of NYC’s biggest attrac- tions. On Christmas Eve, 1931, during the height of the Clutch Plague, workers at the Rockefeller Center construction site decided to pool their money together to buy a Christmas tree, a 20-foot balsam fir that they decorated with handmade garland from their families. The men lined up at the tree to receive their paychecks. Two years later in 1933, Rockefeller Center decided to make the tree an annual tradition and held the first official lighting ceremo- ny with a 50-foot tree. In 1936, they put up two trees to mark the opening of the skating rink and also held an ice skating competition.


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Joe Russo to Be Formally Inducted at 2019 NJYS Awards Dinner By Pam Teel

In East Windsor, NJ, New Jersey Youth Soccer hosted the 31st An- nual NJYS Awards Dinner presented by RWJ Barnabas Health in February, where it celebrated with players, coaches and other mem- bers of the soccer community. A very special part of the evening was when NJ Youth Soccer honored Joe Russo with his official induction into the NJYS Hall of Fame. “I am extremely humbled to be selected to the NJ Youth Soccer Hall of Fame,” said Russo of his induction. “When I look at all of the past and present honorees, I feel tremendously honored to be included.” Russo has served as the head coach of the women’s soccer program at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) since its inception in 1990. Under his tutelage, TCNJ has captured three NCAA Division III National Championships, winning titles in 1993, 1994 and 2000. The Lions have earned their way into the NCAA Tournament on 28 consecu- tive occasions, leading the nation with 62 overall tournament wins.

This past fall, Russo became the fourth head coach in NCAA Women’s Soccer history to eclipse 500 victories, also becoming just the second Division III head coach to reach the pivotal mark. During his time at CNJ, 40 of his players have received All America accolades, and the Lions as a team have claimed 17 of the past 23 New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships. A long-time coach in the New Jersey ODP system, Russo led the U-17 New Jersey Girls ODP Team to the US Youth Soccer Region 1 ODP Championship in 2010 and 2011. Additionally, many of his former players at the both the college and ODP levels have gone on to have successful collegiate and profes- sional careers. “Joe has given so much to NJ Youth Soccer, ODP and soccer in our state,” said Evelyn Gill, NJYS President. “We could not be more honored to induct him into our Hall of Fame and celebrate his commitment and all of his accomplishments.”

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It is not every day that adolescences recognize the importance of contributing their time and energy to an entity other than themselves. That is not the case for thirteen-year-old, Emma Lisnow. Emma has always been dedicated to giving back; in fact, she was six years old the first time she donated her hair to Locks of Love. Since then she has donated to the foundation three additional times. This fall, Emma was hanging out with a few of her girlfriends when they decided they were going to host a lemonade stand. Her parents were in favor, however, they requested that the proceeds were to be donated. Without hesitation, Emma agreed and instantaneously suggested St. Jude’s Children Hospital. The girls created their stand and stood outside, even when it began to rain. They collected $2 donations, reciprocating refreshing lemonade. After a day of hard work, they were able to proudly donate $70 to St. Jude. Because of their successful day, Emma’s mother, Anita, posted the story on the Millstone Community forum on Facebook. Witnessing all the positive feedback that flooded Anita’s comments, Emma was determined to have another lemonade stand. Through multiple social media platforms, the date was decided, and the lemonade stand was advertised, even the Mayor of Millstone was set to make an appearance. On October 13, Emma and her father, Jeff, stood on the corner of Ella Drive and Olde Noah Hunt Rd. in Millstone, NJ. For five hours they served lemonade, as they collected donation for St. Jude’s.

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Did you know…..? By Pam Teel

Did you know that the first diner was a lunch wagon, developed by Walter Scott in 1872? Scott’s success serving customers where they gathered at late hours quickly inspired oth- ers to copy his efforts. An industry soon followed, building new lunch wagons as well as converting decommissioned horse drawn trolleys. Innovators added features for customer comfort, including room for the customer inside the lunch wagon as well as adding the stool, which is still a key feature in diners. The classic American diner is a cultural icon. Today, most people associate the diner with its streamlined, silver bullet, art deco period or the chrome, checker board and vinyl glitz of its baby boom heyday. What began as a horse drawn lunch wagon evolved and is a continuing expression of the changing American culture. The proliferation of lunch wagons prompted cities to regulate the hours and locations where they could operate. Owners skirted the rules by parking their lunch wagons in permanent locations. No longer concerned with going mobile, the owners began beautifying the out- sides to attract customers. Lunch wagon manufacturers followed suit and switched their products from wagons to prefabricated buildings. The 1920s and 1930s added their art deco stamp to the classic American diner. Bold colors, geometric shapes, neon signs and stainless steel were standard motifs. Diners kept much of their look through the ’40s, but after WWII followed American culture to the suburbs. Diner manufacturers vied to capture the eye of passing motorists and their prefabs reflected America’s love of the automobile. The diner changed shapes again with the space race of the ’60s, adding rockets and fins to the decor. If you grew up in New Jersey and never ate at a diner, then you must have had good reason. There are 566 municipalities in the state and, according to, at last count, some 525 diners. Those numbers make finding a diner in the Garden State easy work. According to, "In the state of New Jersey, diners are more than just a place to grab a breakfast sandwich or a late-night cup of coffee. Often the center of the community, din- ers built in the 1920's are still beloved by their guests despite modern restaurants filling up Main Street." Pete Genovese of identifies the Summit Diner as the oldest diner still in operation in the state, opening in 1929.

ROADSIDE DINER, WALL, NJ. Circa 1940. The cover of Bonjovi’s CROSS ROADS album was photographed inside this diner. Photo by Monroe resident, Alex Ostrow.

Here is a sampling of well-known diners — but the fun is in finding your own favorite spot: The Clinton Station Diner , in Clinton, is unlike any other you have ever seen. Sit down and observe the model trains go around suspended from the ceiling, or enjoy the unique fish tank. If you prefer a more quiet setting, sit in the dining room near the working fireplace. It’s also home of Mt. Olympus: The 50 lb. burger and much more. Bill’s Diner in Barnegat Light is a destination because of both its colorful owner, Bill Smith, and his signature dishes, such as homemade chipped beef and a Cyclops pancake with an egg in the middle. The Tick Tock Diner, built in 1948 in Clifton, has been restored to its former art-deco glory and is a favorite spot for a late-night – or early morning – bite. As locals know, the hickory-smoked spareribs are a lip-smacking treat. In Hightstown, the Hightstown Diner is a hot spot for breakfast — and no wonder, with menu items such as strawberry-banana waffles, homemade corned beef hash and a six-egg Greek omelet. Speaking of Greek food, the Jefferson Diner in Lake Hopatcong is owned by the Seretis family, whose recipes include plenty of Greek dishes and a pop- ular lobster bisque and seafood al Greco. If it’s a burger you crave, step back in time to the Hackensack-based White Manna Diner, which has been relatively unchanged for more than 60 years and serves 800 to 1,000 burgers a day. Want to follow the local diner circuit, here are some ones close by home: Clairmont Diner- Rte. 130 East Windsor, Americana Diner Rte. 130- East Windsor, Prestige Diner- Rte.33 -East Windsor, Gus’s Diner -Manalapan, All Seasons Diner #2- Freehold, Manalapan Diner- Rte. 9, Park Nine Diner- Freehold, Golden Diner -Hamilton, Hamilton family diner, Hightstown Diner, Jackson diner, Lakehurst diner, Broad Street Diner- Trenton, Town & Country diner- Bordentown, and Wisdom Diner - Bordentown, to name a few. You can easily find a diner anywhere in the state by visiting summit DINER, WALL, NJ. The oldest diner still in operation in NJ.


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This healing works on the simple principle that your body is perfectly capable of healing itself. Your blood contains all the essential components that the body produces to repair tissue damage. Each time you have an injury, the platelets in your blood along with growth factors, stem cells, cytokines, and other elements create a scaffolding on the site. The damaged tissues use this framework to regenerate and repair. The entire process takes approximately one hour, and pa- tients are sent home the same day. Patients on average report more than 50% improvement in 6 weeks and up to 100% improvement in 12 weeks. This may eliminate the need for more aggressive and expensive treatment options such as long-term medication or surgery. In a recent study, researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery gave patients with early osteoarthritis an injection of PRP and then monitored them for one year. After one year of the PRP injection, physicians evaluated the knee cartilage with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). While previous studies have shown that patients with osteoarthritis can lose roughly five percent of knee cartilage per year, the Hospital for Special Surgery investigators found that a large majority of patients in their study had no further cartilage loss. At minimum PRP also prevented further knee deterioration.

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Let the Party Begin! The Millstone Times is celebrating its 9 th Birthday By Pam Teel

This Month, Gunther Publications is celebrating The Millstone Times’ 9th year in business. Yes, it’s our anniversary and we want to celebrate with you. We have grown over the last de- cade to include not just news about our town but a total of nine towns! The last 9 years have flown by. We’ve published almost 3 thousand articles and printed just under 5,000 pages. We’ve received over 700 emails over the years and have put in plenty of editing hours to make sure that every article feels as smashing as it should. But we’re just getting warmed up and we are here to stay. We have big plans, and we are hungry to connect our readers with the local professionals and charities in CNJ! We want to make a difference, and we want to keep providing value to each and every one of you. Our commitment to delivering quality editorial to this fabulous CNJ community is what brings us back to the office every single day and it is what keeps us excited about the future of The Millstone Times. We carefully plan out in advance that there’s something for everyone to enjoy in each of our issues, from our monthly pet contest, which gives away $100.00 dollars a month to the win- ning pet for a visit at a local spa, to our adoption page with animals that are ready for their new loving homes. We also include special sections like our camp and back to school guide. We are also very proud that we give away a lot of FREE stuff to our readers. To name a few, we have given over $3,600.00 in pet spa gift cards, over $10k in Broadway show tickets, over 400 gift cards to I Play America, 8 Free Kids Birthday parties and much more!

This Anniversary issue marks when it all started! When we launched our first issue back in 2009, it was only 12 pages. Today, we average 100 pages each issue! All of our articles have to have a certain… signature, a certain something that justifies their reason for existing on our pages. Whether that “something” is for a local charity, what’s going on in the schools or about an advertiser, it has to pass the standards we have created for content publishing, which never compromises its strongly held values. However, finding that signature isn’t easy. In fact, the route that an article has to take until that “Publish” button gets clicked is usually quite long. So how exactly does it work? We’re glad you asked. We immediately established our publishing protocol when we first began, which is our personal set of editorial principles that we adhere to for every single article published. We always protect your interests and ensure that the content published always merits your attention. We publish what we would like to read! That’s the reason why articles usually take time; and the process in general is slow and time-consuming. Most articles go through a few rounds of revisions, thanks to our Editor Liz Newman. We are not perfectionists, but we do try to make sure that everything is as it should be. How do we manage it all? We group our content ideas and advertisements together in a publishing CRM or Customer Management Program, which we all use to coordinate the work- load. All team members share these spreadsheets to coordinate the status of upcoming and published articles. Experts receive articles for review via email. We have developed custom tools to make it easier for us to write, coordinate, edit, proofread and produce email newsletters, but we follow a thorough editorial procedure here as well. When working remotely, we usually communicate through our online o ce system or just regular email. However, we tend to avoid phone calls and Skype con- ferences. Rather, we love email ercely. Being a passive medium, email gives us time to think, to research and to provide meaningful, thorough feedback. In fact, we don’t have xed working hours or times when everyone must be in the o ce. We care that things get done, and we care that things get done properly. Sometimes they are done on the go, in the middle of the night or in a co ee shop. All our graphics and layouts are done by the most fabulous Graphic Artist ever! Her name is Stephanie and she now lives in Arizona. When she first started with GPE, she was a New Jersey resident raising three young children. Her family had the opportunity to live in warm weather and move out West. She is cre- ative, always happy and gets our publications to press on time every month! Our Star Marketing Representative is named Leanne Swallwood. She has decades of experience working with businesses on their advertising campaigns! We cover interesting tidbits of knowledge and local stories about everyday people! One of our most recent stories, about a local resident named Timmy, reached as far as Asia through social media!Our paper includes car ads, homes for sale, restaurants, local businesses, local youth organizations, articles from our resi- dents and nearby neighbors, our own student of the month pick, recipes, photos of the month, expert tax advice, and much more. We are a paper that encourages others to join in! We o er a lot to our advertisers as well! We are not a zoned publication; we reach more homes for less money per home for the advertisers. Everything we do in direct mail print is also online, on social media and we have updated and archived digital versions at You can follow us on all social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We look forward to hearing from you. If you have an idea for an article or something worth mentioning, perhaps a story you want to share with other readers, please contact us. Kids articles are welcome too!


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Millstone Troop 116 Welcomes Eagle Scouts By Pam Teel

The scout leaders of Millstone Township, BSA troop 116, took great pleasure in announcing the five members who have completed their requirements for Eagle Scout. After having been examined by an Eagle Scout Board of Review, Victor Thomas Cappuzzo, Andrew James Iannaccone, Timothy Foo Siam, Robert Van Erem and Wil- liam Wang Zhao were found worthy of the rank of Eagle Scout. Victor Cappuzzo fundraised, planned, and managed the construction of two durable, all weather picnic tables for Abate Park in Millstone Township, NJ. The tables seat six people each and are both handicapped and stroller accessible. The tables benefitted the community by providing a much-needed place to sit and enjoy the park. Timothy Foo Siam organized and landscaped the front and side yards of the Historical Thomas Baird Home- stead in Millstone Township. The landscaping entailed the cleanup and creation of new flowerbeds and the planting of flowering plants, which enhanced the beauty of the property. Andrew Iannaccone planned, organized, and managed three different activities to help the dedicated volunteers at Hope for Animals provide food and shelter for the cats they look after. Eight wooden outdoor cat shelters were constructed and donated to Hope for Animals to provide year round protection from the elements and predators for the feral cat colonies. To help provide food for the cats that the volunteers look after, Andrew set up a canned cat food drive at his high school, in his town and through his troop, and collected over 700 cans of donated cat food. A cat tree was constructed from the branches of a tree to provide a sturdy, natural activity area for cats in the Hope for Animals adoption room when they are not in cages.

Robert Van Erem designed, built, and installed a sign at the Brandywine Soccer Complex in Millstone Town- ship. With the assistance of a local craftsman and graphic artist, Robert created a four-foot by six-foot sign, which contains a field location map on the backside. The sign was designed using the local team colors and the map was created to assist visiting teams to locate the area in which they needed to go. William Zhao planned and oversaw construction of a paver patio at the Historic Thomas Baird Homestead. The patio is sixteen feet wide and five feet long and was built directly in front of the sheds entrance. The patio not only assists with the movement of heavy ma- chinery in and out of the shed but also adds to the overall aesthetic of the community building. In honor of all of their achievements, the scouts will participate in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Saturday, March 30th, which will commence at 11:00 am in the Millstone Primary Cafetorium located at 30 Schoolhouse Road, Millstone Township. We here at the Millstone Times Newspaper are very proud of all of the young men’s achievements. Here’s to your future successes! Victor Cappuzzo stands in front of his durable, all- weather picnic tables at Abate Park in Millstone Twp.

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By Lauren Kowlacki If you’re trying to decide whether to renovate or sell, here are some reasons to consider renovating rather than pur- chasing a new home. You will enjoy the updates you chose. Rather than making updates just before putting your house on the market in hopes of boosting your return on investment, consider renovating now to improve your own quality of life at home. You are emotionally attached . Sometimes the memories are too good to leave, at least for now. In this case, it may be better to remodel a couple rooms than reluctantly sell your home.

You have the money. If you have enough cash in the bank to fund your planned renovations without having to take out a loan, you don’t have to be concerned about higher monthly payments or rising interest rates. For older homeowners who have ample savings, an improved home with no additional debt is all the more enticing. You skip the cost of moving. Moving is expensive when you factor in the cost to make updates, place your house on the market, pay closing costs and the cost of moving. Especially if you’re expecting a modest net profit on your house, the additional cost to relocate may not be worth it. Your renovations build more equity. If you’ve only been in your house a few years and you have a mortgage, your equity in the house may be minimal. As a result, you wouldn't net much profit from the sale of your house. Be careful not to over improve. A swimming pool in a neighborhood where no other houses have one doesn’t add much value. You have the opportunity to customize your living situation. Building your own custom house isn’t always within your budget but renovating your ex- isting home to better meet your needs and daily habits may be doable. You may want an open floor plan between the kitchen and family room to make it easier for the family to hang out. Or, if you're retired, your renovations may focus on updates that help you age in place so you can stay in your home longer.

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HOME IMPROVEMENT Crazy Real Estate Facts By Lauren Kolacki

Real Estate has always contributed to the U.S. economy and keeps on being an essential bellwether of the nation. Private land gives lodging to a large number of families and is regularly the best wellspring of riches and reserve funds for some families. The greater part of us doesn’t ponder the significance real estate has played in a part of the world's history and social occasions. Below is a collaboration of some of the most interesting real estate facts.

• There are two houses in Florida that share a backyard fence, but the shortest driving route between them takes 20 minutes and traverses more than 7 miles • In the United States there are 5 times as many vacant houses as there are homeless people • Utah has been giving free homes to the homeless since 2005, which has cut chronic homelessness by 74% • When the Eiffel Tower was constructed, the designer included a secret apartment for himself at the very top • The Seattle Kingdome was so expensive that the building wasn't paid off until 2015, a full 15 years after it was demolished • In New York, it is a legal requirement for a seller to disclose if a property under inspection is believed to be haunted by ghosts • Monica’s apartment from the hit TV show Friends is estimated to be worth $3.5 million.

• The burg Khalifa is so tall that you can watch the sunset from the base of the building, take an elevator to the top, and watch the sunset all over again • Since the Empire State Building was opened during the Great Depression, much of its space initially went unrented. As a result, many New Yorkers referred to the building as the “Empty State Building” • In 1997, Pepsi held a contest to win a life-size replica of the Simpson’s house or $75,000. The contest winner chose the cash. The house was then renovated to look like a normal home and re-sold. • In several major cities like London, Toronto, New York and elsewhere around the world, there are entire buildings and developments that exist solely for purpose of hiding ent shafts, utilities cellphone towers, railways and simply to give off the “illusion of occupation” • Amazon named a building after its first customer, who spent $27,95 to buy one book • Mark Zuckerberg purchased four houses next to his home in Palo Alto and leased them back to the families that lived there. He did it

to avoid the houses from being marketed as “next door to Mark Zuckerberg” • New York City’s Central Park has an estimated land value of $512,626,276,800 • Aspen, Colorado has such high real estate prices that in 2011, the cheapest listing was a $559,000 trailer • The Mall of America is owned by a Canadian real estate group

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