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Annual Giant Rummage Sale at Hopewell Presbyterian Church

The Annual Giant Rummage Sale at Hopewell Presbyterian Church will be on April 27 – 29, 2017 and proceeds from the sale are used to support local and worldwide mission projects. Available for sale at great prices will be gently used housewares, china, furniture, linens, jewelry, clothes, small appliances, books, toys, seasonal and much more. Please donate your items to a good cause!...

Sourland Music Festival to feature five Jersey favorites

The Sourland Music Festival is pleased to announce the 2017 line-up featuring five Jersey favorites: The John Ginty Band, Russell Norkevitch, JD Malone & The Experts, Lisa Bouchelle and Tom Tallitsch. Tickets are on sale now. Visit www.SourlandMusicFest.org.  All proceeds from the Sourland Music Festival support the Sourland Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to protect, promote and preserve the unique...

Hopewell Valley Lions Support Local Girl Scouts

As part of the Hopewell Valley Lions's continuing support of scouting in the area, club president Stephan Konopka presents a check to local Girl Scouts Troop 70175 Eliese Ottinger, Troop 71838 Madeleine Freundlich, and 70175 Sarah Cleveland. The donation will help fund their participation in the Summit Outdoor Adventure Camp in West Virginia.

Gusciora Shaves Head for Pediatric Cancer Research

Assembly Deputy Majority Leader Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) shaved his head today as part of St. Baldrick’s week, joining fraternity students from The College of New Jersey to raise awareness for childhood cancer research. “Every two minutes, a child is diagnosed with pediatric cancer.  While hundreds of millions of dollars are raised to combat cancer in adults, pediatric cancer research is grossly...

Howell Farm to Hold Beekeeping Program

Howell Living History Farm's three colonies of honeybees will take a break from their busy schedules on Saturday, April 8, when Bob Hughes stops by for his annual spring visit. Mr. Hughes, who is a professional beekeeper, will open the hives to give the bees a complete health check, medicate the colony and make sure that the queens, drones and worker...

Hopewell Valley YMCA to Honor Chris Murphy and Jon Butler

The Hopewell Valley YMCA this week announced that Chris Murphy and Jon Butler have been selected as the 2017 recipients of the Larry Rothwell Social Responsibility Award.  Chris and Jon will be recognized at the YMCA’s Spring for the Y “Champagne Tailgate” charity event on the evening of Friday, April 28 at the historic Glenmoore Barn in Hopewell Township. ...

Timberlane Middle School Student Named New Jersey National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist by National Geographic Society

Local Timberlane Middle School 6th grader, Max Baker, has qualified as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 New Jersey National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at Pfleeger Concert Hall, Chamberlain Student Center Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028 on Friday, March 31, 2017. "We congratulate Max on this tremendous accomplishment," said Hopewell...

Mercer County Teens Discuss Race, Gender, and Class

Ten students from each Mercer County high school, five teachers from each district, and their superintendents attended "Day of Dialogue: A Journey into Race, Class, & Gender in Our Schools" at Rider University on March 23rd. This is the third such conference within a year that has been coordinated by the Mercer County Superintendents Association (MCSA) and facilitated by...

Hopewell Valley Arts Council Gala Salon Redux to be Unique Fun Creative Evening

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s 2017 gala, Salon Redux, will be held March 25th at Prospect House on the campus of Princeton University. The celebration continues the Arts Council’s multi-year focus on upcycling, blending it with the European salons of yesteryear, and dishing up a night of creative experiences, tucked throughout the elegant mansion that served as home to past Princeton University presidents. In addition...

Howell Farm to Offer Workhorse Rides

Children will be riding high at Howell Living History Farm on Saturday, March 11, when the farm's big workhorses will be drafted for “pony ride” duty. Riders will not sit on saddles, nor will they ride bareback, but will sit atop fully harnessed, three-quarter-ton workhorses. The horses won't mind, according to the farmers, since giving rides is easier than pulling...

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