Wednesday, January 30, 2008
April Stefel Honored at 12th Night Dinner
This year’s honoree was April Stefel, who for more than 20 years has volunteered her time and expertise for the benefit of our District. A licensed landscape architect, April designed a scheme in 1987 for planting of street trees throughout the District with varieties appropriate for each street. She supervised the purchase and planting of the trees in phases over several years as the historic district was able to raise funds for the project with revenues from house tours. This work in progress will continue with another phase upcoming in spring of 2008. The project has benefited us all not only by making our streets more attractive and enjoyable but also by raising our property values. April has also opened her home to visitors for 5 of our house tours and for many years cooked and hosted at our progressive dinners. Since 2005 April has been employed as a professional planner for the city, and in that capacity managed the Green Brook Multi-Use Trail and did the State and National Register nominations for Cedar Brook Park and Green Brook Park.