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Vol. LXI, No. 16
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
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RAPIER WITS ON GUARD: Shakespeare in the Square's emcees get ready to exchange barbs for the Bard's Birthday Bash this Sunday. David Newton, vice president of Palmer Square Management and Susan Garrett of the Princeton Rep Company will co-host the annual community celebration of Shakespeare's birth on the Palmer Square Green, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 22.

Princeton Rep Company Celebrates the Bard This Sunday on the Green at Palmer Square

Linda Arntzenius

Fans of the Bard will be treated to a celebration of the works of Shakespeare this Sunday in Palmer Square when the Princeton Repertory Company/Princeton Rep Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare in the Square.

The annual tribute to Shakespeare marks the Bard’s 443rd birthday on Sunday, April 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sponsored by Palmer Square, the event will begin with an introduction by the day’s masters of ceremony David Newton of Palmer Square Management and Susan Garrett of the Princeton Repertory Company at 2 p.m. and continue until 4 p.m. with readings, music, recitations, and poems.

Earth Day Celebrations Set as Region Gears Up to Honor the Environment

Matthew Hersh

Organizations and community groups throughout the Princeton area are set to celebrate Earth Day this Sunday, April 22, marking the 37th year since the environmental appreciation event was established.

In contrast to recent weather history, this weekend should shed some light and warmth on all things earthly, as temperatures are expected to reach the mid-60s, with abundant sunshine.

Bumpy Mercer Street Presents Challenge as Daunting Reconstruction Project Looms

Matthew Hersh

Things are running surprisingly smoothly in Princeton Borough's well traveled thoroughfares these days.

The past two years have seen the state's repaving of Nassau Street from Borough Hall to Snowden Lane, the renewal of Witherspoon Street and Alexander streets, and the improvement of the once pockmarked University Place.

Even lesser traveled roads are getting the attention they deserve: Jefferson Road, Greenview Avenue, Humbert Street, South Tulane Street, Murray Place, Edwards Place.

Mike's Tavern Site On Hold Again as Board Balks at Bank Proposal

Matthew Hersh

Although the Bank of Princeton, a start-up venture launched by several area principals and investors, is set to hold its grand opening the first week of May at its satellite location in Princeton Borough, its planned headquarters, slated for the old Mike's Tavern site on Bayard Lane, appear headed back to the drawing board.

A site plan advisory wing of the Regional Planning Board of Princeton last Wednesday told bank representatives to rethink the proposed 6,700-square-foot, two-level bank, saying that the design, which included a tower and dual carport, was in conflict with the residential nature east and west of the site.

Hun School's First Passover Seder A Successful Student Initiative

Linda Arntzenius

The Hun School of Princeton hosted its first annual Seder on Tuesday, April 10, in the school's Alumni Dining Room as the result of an initiative by two of its students.

Senior Lucy Obus and sophomore Aly Drazin introduced the traditional Jewish Passover Seder with the help of Hun school psychologist Dana Liebmann, faculty members Melissa Dorfman and Stella Greenbaum, staff member Andrea Bass, the school's Diversity Club coordinator LeRhonda Greats, and alumnus Justin Zises.

Connections: Local Singer Comes Home Making Good at Corner House Benefit

Nancy Plum

Singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter refers to her latest release, The Calling, as a musical depiction that "everything is connected" — songs that link topical and personal aspects of her life.

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