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PA3 Caps Make Way for Hard Hats at Isles

April 17, 2010: PA3 members, spouses and offspring donned hard hats at the sixth PA3 Community Service Isles outing, where they demolished the interior of a future warehouse for Terracycle. The building, which Isles purchased in late 2009, is adjacent to the 19th century textile mill Isles is converting to a mixed-use, "green" village, where PA3 volunteers have worked in the past.
Special thanks to Joe Voigtsberger '82 and his daughter Kate for their perfect attendance at all six Isles volunteer days. Kudos also to the "heavyweight" crew for pulling down ceilings and knocking down walls: Joe, Mark Horning '79 with son Gareth, David Budd '79, Barry Zhang *94, Dan Hayes-Patterson '09, Richard Wong '95, and Dina Kravets '88 and her daughter Pearl. Other volunteers who pulled down siding, dismantled fixtures, toted debris to the dumpster, and otherwise helped out were Seamus Abshere '06, Laurel Goodell *83, Sara Hastings '09, Bettina Miguez '06, Richard's wife Jaime Wong, Kate, and your well-meaning but muscularly deficient Community Service chair, Arlen Hastings '80, who amused and/or terrified the Isles staff by using a power saw. (More pictures on Facebook.)

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Posted by Arlen almost 8 years ago.


PA3 & Isles, Together Again

December 12, 2009: A group of PA3 volunteers - a strong core of regulars and a couple of newcomers - went to Isles on a chilly morning, this time to remove weeds and debris outside the Johnston Avenue building. After a tour of the transformed interior, the crew set to work clearing beds and removing trash. A big thank you to everyone for taking time during the busy holiday season to help out!

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Posted by Arlen over 8 years ago.


PA3 Honored with Spirit of Community Award

November 19, 2009: PA3 was one of four volunteer teams honored by Isles, Inc., at its annual Spirit of Community awards dinner, held at the Trenton Marriott on November 19. Community Service chair Arlen Hastings accepted the award on behalf of the association. PA3 volunteers were recognized for their participation in four day-long construction events at Isles’ Johnston Avenue property (described in earlier posts).

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Posted by Arlen over 8 years ago.


PA3 Volunteers Help Build Another Playground

September 26, 2009: A dozen alums and kids joined Princeton students and community members to build a playground at the Princeton YM/YWCA.

Posted by Arlen over 8 years ago.


PA3 Volunteers Help Build a Playground

June 20, 2009: Eleven PA3 volunteers (most pictured here) turned up on a soggy Saturday morning to help build a playground in Hopewell -- future site for a PA3 playdate? (See the PA3 Facebook page for more photos.)

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Posted by Arlen almost 9 years ago.