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Howell Living History Farm to Hold Winter Kitchen Program

A kitchen equipped with a wood-burning stove, an icebox and a butter churn wouldn't hold much appeal for most modern-day families. As for those who lived at Howell Farm in the year 1900, it was probably seen as a welcome improvement over the one that great-grandma had used. Visitors can experience the sights, smells and tastes of these two very...

D&R Greenway Celebrates the Green with a St. Patrick’s Day Party and Fun-draiser

D&R Greenway Land Trust, in partnership with VOICES, will “Celebrate the Green” with a St. Patrick’s Day Party and fundraiser on Friday, March 17, 7 p.m., at Music Together, 225 Hopewell-Pennington Road, Hopewell. Wear green and bring your dancing shoes! Enjoy wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres, a green silent auction and performances by VOICES, Rince O' Chroi School of Irish Dance, Amy Zakar and Teamwork Dance. Money raised...

Mercer County Wildlife Center Seeks Volunteer Support

The Mercer County Wildlife Center, which accepted and treated more than 2,400 birds, mammals and reptiles in 2016, will be holding orientations for new volunteers at the facility in Hopewell Township. New animals are constantly arriving. Volunteer orientation sessions for 2017 are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 18, and 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 26, at...

Fourth Annual Safe Routes to School Bookmark Design Now Accepting Submissions

Greater Mercer TMA’s (GMTMA) fourth annual Safe Routes to School Bookmark Design contest is now underway. Mercer County students in third through fifth grade are eligible to show their love of walking by creating a bookmark for the contest with the theme “I like to walk to…with….”   Throughout the year GMTMA works with schools to encourage students to walk...

Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale Sponsoring Hopewell Area Music Competition

Few things are more uplifting than the sound of children singing. At the end of January, the Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale filled the Pennington Presbyterian Church with a joyful, inspirational performance with messages of love, hope and family. Newly appointed HVYC executive director, Deborah Zeller, commented, “I was so moved by the sense of community that filled the room. The...

Gospel Brunch to Benefit African-American Museum

Tickets are now on sale for the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum’s second annual benefit Gospel Brunch, which will be held on February 25, 2017 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 80 West Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ  08525. This year’s event will feature the Trenton Children’s Chorus, an award-winning nonprofit organization providing exceptional musical, academic, social, and personal opportunities...

Call to Artists for Handmade Hopewell in the Borough

Hopewell Borough shop owners, Beth Judge of Beth Ann Designs and Jennifer Ghannam of Sticks and Stones Toy Shop, are pleased to announce Handmade Hopewell, A Makers Street Fair will be back for its second year. To be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 10am-4pm, organizers are taking applications from makers and artists and interested in participating. The application deadline...

Stony Brook Garden Club Winners, Juried Nature Photography Exhibit on view at D&R Greenway

Stony Brook Garden Club members’ dramatic nature scenes range from a Yellowstone canyon and a Jasper National Park lake, through rigorous formal gardens, to the heart of a magnolia and a passion flower. The club goes beyond mere beauty, encouraging regular interaction with nature, and increased attention to preserving it.Winners in the Stony Brook Garden Club’s juried nature photography...

HoVal Boys Relay Track Team Tie for Group 3 State Championship

The Hopewell Valley indoor boys relay track team, coached by Dan Johnson, Aaron Oldfield, Clarence Bailey, Mike Musso, and Jackie Chester, tied with Mendham High School in being named Group 3 State Relay Champions on January 20, 2017 -- a first for both schools. The meet took place in Toms River, NJ at the John Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex.

Hopewell Valley Varsity Hockey Salute to Service Game 2017 (PHOTOS)

It was a night of honor, on Saturday February 4th, for the Hopewell Valley varsity ice hockey team and the Hopewell Valley Veterans Association, at the 2nd Annual Salute to Service ice hockey game to benefit local veterans. The Hopewell Valley Central High School (HVCHS) Bulldogs played against Bernards / Somerville High School Mountaineers to a packed red, white and...

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