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Friday, December 15, 2017

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Lifestyle
A bit of everything -- parenting, fitness, humor, health.

The Taste Chase Goes to David Bradley Chocolatier

“Who can make a sunrise? Sprinkle it with dew. Cover it with chocolate and a miracle of two, the candyman, the candyman, oh the candy man can. The candyman can ‘cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good.” This song, from the original movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” used to greet me on the...

Inaugural Meadows Miler Race Elicits Big Turnout for Autism

The inaugural run of Meadows Miler, a 10K/5K/1-mile fun run, on Saturday, November 4th in Rosedale Park is being celebrated as an enormous success. More than $23,000 was raised for Princeton Child Development Institute’s (PCDI) autism programs for children and adults. Approximately 500 runners and walkers participated, including 90 boys from Central Jersey’s Let Me Run chapter. Patrick R. Progar,...

Lawrence Hopewell Trail Partnering with REI #OptOutside Campaign with First Trail Mix Event

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail is partnering with REI Co-op on REI’s Black Friday #OptOutside campaign with LHT’s first "Trail Mix" event, a social way to enjoy the trail on Friday, November 24, 2017, to meet up and walk, run or bike together. For the last two years, REI Co-op has shut down on Black Friday and paid its employees to get...

African American History in the Sourlands

Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck have been hard at work uncovering African-American history in the Sourland region and Hopewell Valley for their upcoming book, “If These Stones Could Talk.” On Thursday, November 16, they offer a presentation at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, along with John Buck, president of the board of directors of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM), the...

Volunteer Firefighting Forges Successful Careers

His first day on the street with the Trenton Police Department, Officer Cody Braddock already had a keen ability to communicate with all sorts of people in all sorts of stressful situations. When Princeton Fire Marshal Joe Novak tells business owners they must correct an electrical issue, he does not pull out the code book, but a bevy of detailed...

Sign-up now for MercerMe’s 3rd Annual Cut Throat Cookie Exchange

UPDATED: As of 11/7/17, we are not taking any more participants to this year's event. To get on MercerMe's email list, sign-up by clicking mercerme.com/subscribe/.* Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and participation. And thank you to our sponsors and community members -- especially our very own Taste Chase columnist Renata Barnes -- who all help be make this crazy community event possible! MercerMe is...

As Heating Season Begins, Know Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

The Mercer County Division of Public Health and Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes remind residents of the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning as another heating season begins. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that is the by-product of incomplete combustion of a fuel. Hundreds of people die each year nationwide from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, but...

Hopewell Valley Central High School Presents Picnic

Opening up the 2017-2018 Performing Arts Season, the students at Hopewell Valley Central High School will be performing William Inge’s 1953 Pulitzer Prize winning drama, PICNIC.  This classic play takes place in a small Kansas town in the 1950’s on the day of the annual Labor Day Picnic.  All is peaceful amongst residents of Flo Owens’ and Helen Potts’...

Poetry Walk with Scott and Hella McVay Hosted by Sourland Conservancy

"Let the beauty we love / Be what we do."  Rumi(trans. by Coleman Barks) Knowing of the connection between art and conservation through dozens of organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund, and world travel, Hella and Scott McVay created a Poetry Trail on the former Robert Wood Johnson estate's rolling hills and meadows in 2010. The Trail consists of 48 signs, 24...

Record Number of Girl Scouts Attend Annual Camp-Out

The Hopewell Valley Girl Scouts’ Annual Camp-Out saw record participation with 126 Girl Scouts (from first to eleventh grade) from 16 troops in attendance. “This is the biggest turn-out we've ever had,” said Heidi Wilenius, Hopewell Valley Girl Scouts (HVGS) service unit manager. “We are very excited that so many girls and families participated!” The weekend, planned and organized by older Scouts and...

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