Management Moves

Hill Wallack LLP Attorneys at Law, 21 Roszel Road, Box 5226, Princeton 08543. 609-924-0808. Robert W. Bacso Esq., managing partner.

Law firm Hill Wallack has promoted Ozge Otarsi-McCue to the position of counsel. She is a member of the banking and financial services, real estate, and creditors’ rights/bankruptcy practice groups.


Hopewell Valley Golf Club, 114 Pennington-Hopewell Road, RD 1, Hopewell 08525. 609-466-3003. Paul Walstad, general manager.

Hopewell Valley Golf & Country Club will be home to “Spirit Performance & Wellness,” a facility that offers training for flexibility and balance, sport-specific strength, weight management, and mindfulness. Spirit Golf, the golf course management company that owns the golf club, said Spirit Performance & Wellness will be open to the public as well as club members.

“We are pleased to partner with Exercise with a Purpose to open Spirit Performance & Wellness for the benefit of Hopewell Valley Golf Club’s members and the public,” said Spirit Golf President Mike Attara. “The company’s approach to enhancing physical performance and personal growth is unique, and a great addition to our outstanding amenities.”

Exercise with a Purpose facilities, including Spirit Performance & Wellness, were founded by behavior modification specialist Dr. August Leming. Personal training fees start at $35 for a half-hour. Group courses are also available.

Grant Awarded

McCarter Theater Center, 91 University Place, Princeton 08540. 609-258-6500. Emily Mann, artistic director.

McCarter Theater Center has received a $50,000 Community Impact Grant from the Princeton Area Community Foundation for its ongoing Arts Integrated Education Program in Trenton Public Schools.

McCarter says hundreds of students in six Trenton schools each year have direct contact with a McCarter program or in-school residency, which builds on standard social studies and language arts curriculum by infusing both with arts-based learning skills.

“With our Community Impact Grants we support an array of excellent programs throughout our region,” said Jeffrey Vega, CEO of the PACF. “We believe in arts education because it can transform young lives. We’re glad McCarter is among the organizations providing opportunities for young people in this region.”

Erica Nagel, McCarter’s director of education and engagement said the grant would allow McCarter to expand its relationship with Trenton’s public schools. “In particular, these funds will allow us to deepen existing partnerships by increasing considerably the hours and days the artists spend interacting directly with students,” she said. “It is our honor to work closely with the Trenton Public School District, which has a strong and admirable commitment to increasing high quality arts education opportunities for all its students.”


Ice Land, 6 Tennis Court, Mercerville 08619. 609-588-6672. Laura Boyd.

The Ice Land Skating Center, located off Youngs Road in Hamilton, has been purchased by Black Bear Sports Group (BBSG), a Maryland-based company that owns multiple ice rinks around the country. Ice Land houses two sheets of ice and serves youth hockey and other ice sports. In addition, Ice Land owns and operates the USA Hockey-sanctioned Mercer Chiefs youth hockey club.

“We’re very excited to be investing in the vibrant hockey community in Mercer County and growing the Mercer Chiefs program” said Murry Gunty, CEO of BBSG. “We continue to invest in the people and facilities at all of our rinks and look forward to providing an exceptional customer experience at Ice Land.”

New in Town

Union Atlantic Ventures, 134 Nassau Street, Princeton 08540. 609-430-1800, Ext. 22. Joe Studholme, founding member.

The investment capital firm has opened an office on Nassau Street. Founder Joe Studholme was previously cofounder and COO of Restricted Stock Systems, a financial software firm he exited for $14 million in 2007. He says he got his start in the software business selling the first Macintosh computers on the floor of the Princeton University store in 1984.

Farenco Logistics, 308 Wall Street, second floor, Princeton 08540. 732-603-1168,

The freight forwarding company has opened an office on Wall Street.

WDB Medical Data, 707 State Road, Suite 222, Princeton 08540. 609-212-2111.

The global medical data company has opened a Princeton office that focuses on medical call centers, regulatory affairs, and pharmacovigilance.

Fortunato Architecture, 13 Tamarack Circle, Skillman 08558. Emily Mastropietro, architect.

The architecture firm has opened an office on Tamarack Circle.


Walter Brower, 91, on February 3. He held many posts at Rider including professor, dean of education, acting vice president, and other administrative roles. After retiring he continued to serve as an adjunct professor of education. Services will be held Saturday, February 10, at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, 2688 Main Street.

Owen O. “Chip” Freeman Jr., 83, on January 29. For part of his long banking career, he was president of the Broad Street National Bank in Trenton and served on many charity boards in Mercer County.

Donald John France on January 13. Born in 1938, France was a research chemist for American Cyanamid Agricultural Research in Princeton, where he published several papers and was awarded various patents including for Cydectin, a heartworm preventative for dogs. After Cyanamid closed he worked for Celgene doing cancer research. Services will be held Saturday, February 10, at 1 p.m. at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Pennington.

John P. Halloran, 87, on January 29. He worked at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where he performed maintenance work throughout the campus. He worked alongside his wife, Bridget “Dell” Halloran, who was an employee of the dining hall. The couple retired together in 1999, but John continued to work on the grounds until 2013.

Glenn Cullen, 86, on January 23. He supervised the development of materials used in electronic devices during a 40-year career at RCA Laboratories/Sarnoff Corporation and tutored writing at Trenton Central High School.

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