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Camp Meeting Revival to Benefit Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum

The Sourland Conservancy and the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association will be hosting its second Annual Camp Meeting Reenactment to benefit the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum. This year, the event will be held on August 26 from 11am-2pm in Skillman Park and will feature renowned gospel music from Bertha Morgan and Capital City Gospel Singers. Bring friends, family, blanket or chair, beach umbrella and picnic...

Hopewell Valley Girl Scouts attend Girl Scout National Jamboree in West Virginia

Over 1,400 Girl Scouts and volunteers from 24 states attended the 2017 Girl Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Fayette County, West Virginia.  Eight Scouts and five adult volunteers from Hopewell, Princeton, and West Windsor teamed up to form a “Jamboree troop" to raise funds, plan the trip and travel together to the event, and they...

Annual Hopewell Scavenger Hunt is On

Looking for a fun local challenge? Really like doors? The Doors of Hopewell is this year's theme for the Hopewell Public Library's annual self-scheduled, self-guided Scavenger Hunt during the whole month of July. There is a shorter version for children, and a longer version for adults, teens and families. The hunts are free and anyone, library patrons or not, can...

Howell Farm to Offer Evening Hayrides

The Mercer County Park Commission will offer Saturday evening hayrides at Howell Farm three dates this summer. On July 8, 15 and 22 from 5pm to 8pm, the 20-minute horse-drawn rides will pass through the fields, fords and meadows of the 130-acre historical farm. Visitors also can enjoy self-guided tours, picnicking and a marshmallow roast. Parking and admission are free. On...

Mercer County 4-H Encourages Public to Enter 99th Annual 4-H Fair

Have you perfected a new skill or hobby this year? Maybe you started a project a while back and have finally finished it. Bring it over to the 99th annual Mercer County 4-H Fair and the coveted Blue Ribbon could be yours! This year, the fair will be celebrated July 29-30 at the Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township. There...

Volunteer Group to Collect Food at Pennington Farmers’ Market to Supplement Children’s Summer Meals

Who doesn’t love summer — a time of fun, friends, and freedom. Unfortunately, for hundreds of children who receive free or reduced-priced lunches during the school year, summertime can also mean hunger. In fact, 43% of families who participate in school lunch programs report they find themselves without enough food during the summer months. Many of these families seek supplemental...

Howell Farm Hosting Ice Cream Party

Howell Living History Farm invites the public to enjoy an old fashioned “ice cream party” on Saturday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Featured activities include music, wagon rides, games, contests, a children’s craft program and lots of ice cream making and eating. Ice cream making will begin at 11 a.m. when visitors are invited to help draw...

Hopewell Valley Veterans Association Hosts Car Show and Fireworks Display (PHOTOS)

The Hopewell Valley Veterans Association hosted their annual car show, band concert and fireworks display on Sunday June 25th at Woolsey Park in Hopewell Township.Over 2000 attended this event that has become a kick off celebration for the 4th of July holiday. Photo credit: Mike Chipowsky 

Hopewell Robotics Group Takes Top Prize at Solar Jam 2017, Represents Mercer County at Regionals

After taking first and second place again this year in the Middle School Division of the 2017 Oasis (Organizing Action for Sustainability in School) Solar Jam held on May 21st at Princeton High School, ARRRGH (Awesome Remarkable Rocket Robotics Group of Hopewell) moved on from the local race to compete in the Inter-County Regional Competition last month going against...

Hopewell Valley Senior Services: Week of June 22, 2017

The following is a message from Hopewell Valley Senior Services for the week of June 22, 2017: GrandPals Volunteers Needed! Although Summer is just starting, the new school year is just around the corner!  We will start our second year of GrandPals.  We are looking for volunteers for this rewarding program.  Our volunteers will read to groups of students weekly at...

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