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Everything you need to know that’s happening in and around the city

Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor ribbon cutting January 13

In July 2015, Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary opened its doors in Atlanta. Dubbed an eclectic, vintage yet cozy parlor, Tipple + Rose was created to be the ultimate urban escape. The parlor serves over 140 teas and tisanes, afternoon tea, homemade small bites for lunch, a wide array of locally made desserts and Doria's sweet and savory scones. After growing a following in in Atlanta, Doria Roberts, an African-American woman born and raised in Trenton, recently reopened the tea parlor in Princeton. What makes this parlor especially unique is that it has a history of providing items that focus on wellness and self-care, via its apothecary/retail space. Tipple + Rose is a great place to grab items, such as bath and body products, tea-making accessories, artisanal foods, organic bulk herbs and spices and more. The success of the ribbon cutting event on January 13th to celebrate the official opening of the dining room, in which afternoon tea will now be served, was attended by Princeton Mayor Mark Freda and Councilwoman Michelle Lambros.

Director, C. Ryanne Domingues

The OK Trenton project at Passage Theatre

The OK Trenton Project is a story about a group of Trenton students who spent their summer creating a sculpture entitled, "Helping Hands," five years ago. During the summer program, the students learned the skills necessary to build something out of nothing to have their work publicly displayed in their community. However, four days after the sculpture was installed, it was removed as a result of anonymous complaints stating that the piece resembled a gang symbol. Based on a true story, and featuring interviews from those involved, you can catch the main stage production of “The OK Trenton Project” on Thursday, February 10th through Sunday, February 27th at the Passage Theatre. Written by David Lee White, Richard Bradford and the members of The OK Trenton ensemble, the production is directed by C. Ryanne Domingues. According to Passage Theatre, “The OK Trenton Project is an experience that explores the role art plays in our community and the consequences we face when it’s taken away.” Click here to purchase tickets.

The Trenton police department needs you

The Trenton PD is looking for a few more good officers. Late last year, the TPD began its de-escalation training, with the goal of teaching officers how to disarm and take offenders into custody without harm. Now, they are looking to expand the department with new recruits. “Be a part of the change in your community,” is the tag line, the TPD is using to reach those interested in a career in law enforcement. The TPD is looking for candidates born and raised within the community to serve the city they live in. If you are up for the challenge of serving the city of Trenton, click here to read about the requirements and to apply.

Karelle Hall, a member of the Nanticoke Tribe

The Trent House Association’s virtual tribute to Nanticoke and Lenape tribes of New Jersey and Delaware

On Sunday at 2 p.m. on January 23, 2022, The Trent House Association will present a virtual conversation entitled “Ties That Bind: Nanticoke and Lenape Language and Revitalization” via Zoom. Member of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe and a graduate student in anthropology at Rutgers University, Karelle Hall, will trace the connections of Lenape and Nanticoke diaspora in New Jersey and Delaware. The conversation will also take a look at how language was impacted, and be reconnecting the culture with ancestors and understanding their traditional language.Though the program is free and pre-registration is not required, an optional donation of $10 is suggested and can be made here via PayPal. Visit William Trent House website for more information on the event.

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