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Photo courtesy of Meg Sortore
   Shop owner Ellen Sortore has created an atmosphere of rustic elegance and unique style on the top floor of the old mill downtown.

She opened Green Lace Lion, a vintage and handmade home decoration store, in the mill in October 2013. She also refurbishes and reupholsters furniture, hosts art and wine nights and holds knitting classes in the space.


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ROOSEVELT: New foundation bolsters elementary school
Cuts in both state and federal aid to education as well as a 2 percent cap on increases in school budgets in place since 2010 when Gov. Chris Christie came into office have made it difficult for public schools to provide all the programs and activities that school districts believe should be available to their students. Read more...
REGIONAL: Running on electricity
While electric vehicles are still a very small percentage of cars on the road, gasoline is a finite resource that will run out. Read more...
POLICE BLOTTER
Police stopped a vehicle at 11:22 a.m. Aug. 12 on I-195 for traveling with an obstructed view of the windshield. After an investigation, police charged Prisilla Daloia, 34, of Barnegat, with possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police charged Russell Squires, 40, of the Cream Ridge section of Upper Freehold, with possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic needle, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while intoxicated, driving with an obstructed view, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and driving while suspended. Read more...

Sports

ROBBINSVILLE: Robbinsville softball wins WS title
The Robbinsville Little League 12-year-old all-star softball team had not faced many tough situations in the World Series. Read more...
ROBBINSVILLE: Robbinsville 10s win region title
The Robbinsville 10-year-old all-star softball team can point first-hand to the usefulness of practice after winning the Eastern Region championship last Friday. Read more...


Opinions

STATE WE'RE IN: Celebrating wild beach plums
You've probably never picked or tasted a wild beach plum, but it's not too late! Read more...
STATE WE'RE IN: Greening New Jersey
Much of the Garden State is green and leafy, thanks in large part to land preservation. Read more...
STATE WE'RE IN: Highlands Act turns 10
''These watersheds should be preserved from pollution at all hazards for upon them the most populous portions of the state must depend for water supplies. There has been too much laxness in the past regarding this important matter.'' New Jersey Potable Water Commission, 1907, commenting on the New Jersey Highlands region. Read more...

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Business

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Frontier Airlines adding flights to Florida, Bahamas
Coming soon Frontier Airlines will be expanding its service at Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing to 18 destinations with the addition of nonstop flights to Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, beginning Friday, Nov. 21. Beginning on Nov. 20, Frontier Airlines will offer non-stop service to Nassau, Bahamas. Flights to Nassau will be offered twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays. Visit www.flyfrontier.com/trenton for more information. Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Ewing medical group joins Princeton HealthCare
Welcome Honor Yoga has opened on Route 130 North in Hamilton Township. It's located in the Buckley Plaza between the Shoppes at Hamilton and Savoy's Restaurant. Honor Yoga offers four- week beginner classes, advanced classes, hot yoga, restorative, Vinyasa and family yoga. Honor Yoga can be reached at 609-414-7171. Read more...
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Your Health

YOUR HEALTH: The importance of vaccinations
Based on the numbers of lives saved alone, vaccines are the most effective advances in modern medicine. In April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that a program launched in the 1990s aimed at increasing vaccination rates among low-income children is expected to prevent more than 700,000 deaths, Reuters reported. Read more...
YOUR HEALTH: Separating flu facts from fiction
Cold and flu season seems to arrive earlier and earlier each year. As more people begin to sniffle and sneeze and feel lousy, they may look for ways to shorten the time they spend battling the flu. Read more...
Central Jersey Health: Transformations Physicians Weight Management helps patients achieve their wellness goals
Dr. Kathleen Hickey is the area expert in nutrition and weight loss medicine. She is board certified in both Emergency and Obesity Medicine and holds a Master's Degree in Nutrition. This year, she is being honored by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as one of the Top Docs in New Jersey. Her practice is the most comprehensive for medical weight management in central New Jersey. It started as a single office in Hillsborough in 2009, and recently expanded to a second office in Princeton's Forrestal Village. They employ state-of-the-art equipment to help patients who are struggling with their weight or just seeking to improve their body composition. Read more...

Your Home

YOUR HOME: Getting the fireplace ready for a safe season
As temperatures drop and thoughts of crackling fires beckon, Patt and Gary Severson of Ashes-Up Up and Away Chimney Service have this cautionary tip for you: Read more...
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