A couple of commenters said they did see Assemblywoman Russell at the Thompson Park ceremony so I guess I stand corrected. She was not a speaker and that may because she is in a competitive race and her most likely opponent was there. That's how some people think around here. As a sitting state representative she should have been asked to speak.
Chowing down at Appleby's as Pete's is closed. They do have a sign up for speed dating coming soon. No such fare at Pete's.