PCTV Is an Invaluable Service

The Arc Mercer is a proud member of Princeton Community TV who is writing to support the station. It continues to provide a valuable service to the disabled community, not only in Princeton, but throughout Mercer County.

It has given the population of the developmentally disabled an outlet to which they have never had access; an outlet to share their visions while educating the people of Princeton about the disabled community.

With help from PCTV’s staff, these individuals have also learned technical skills in television production such as proper equipment usage, interviewing techniques, lighting, and sound among other tricks of the trade.

We initially collaborated with the station via a grant given by them to a non-profit to create a documentary about our programming. As a result, our film was entered into the Princeton Film Festival, where we took the grand jury prize for Best Documentary. The award had a tremendous effect on our consumers in that it created a wave of confidence throughout our disabled community.

PCTV is a terrific resource for Princeton that provides a valuable service to the community. Maintaining a public access station and resources to the people is very important because it gives a voice to those who would otherwise go unheard.

Kirk Ponton, Senior Community Engagement Manager, The Arc Mercer Inc.

Sourland Music Festival a Success

I would like to thank the Hillsborough Golf & Country Club, musicians, partners, vendors, sponsors, guests, and Hillsborough Township police and EMS for their help with this year’s very successful Sourland Mountain Festival. The event attracted more attendees than ever before (2,500) and a good time was had by all. I would like to extend a special thank you to festival chair, Suzanne Parsons, the SMF committee, Sourland Conservancy’s board and staff, and all of the SMF volunteers who worked tirelessly to create a truly wonderful celebration of the Mountain. The Conservancy has posted photographs from the event on Facebook and Instagram. Proceeds will support stewardship, education, and advocacy efforts to protect the Sourland Mountain.

I hope the members of the community will join our free guided hikes, bicycle rally, plantings, stewardships, train station series seminars, and more. Please visit our website www.sourland.org.

Caroline Katmann, Executive Director

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