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D&R Greenway Presents Talk on Water Features in the Home Landscape

D&R Greenway Land Trust, in partnership with Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County, presents a lecture, “Water, Water Everywhere and not a Drop to Waste: Water Features in the Home Landscape,” on Thursday, February 22, 7 p.m. at D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton. The guest speaker will be John Black, President of the Native Plant...

Then and Now Art Show, Oil and Pastel Paintings by Janet Purcell

Local artist Janet Purcell has been invited to once again exhibit her paintings in the Brodsky Gallery at the Chauncey Conference Center / ETS where she exhibited her works last February. In a show entitled "Then and Now," thirty of Purcell's paintings will be on display from February 1 through March 6, 2018. While a few will be returning from...

Group Art Exhibition at The Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn Extended

There is still time to see the Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn's first group exhibition,“The Artists at the Station," featuring work by local artists from a group by the same name. "The Artists at the Station" artists have been gathering together at the Hopewell Borough train station to practice their art for ten years, working on individual projects every Tuesday morning....

Mindfulness and Skills for Living With Intention and Awareness

The Hopewell Public Library’s focus on health and wellness continues in the new year with local speaker Michele Naphen’s presentation on mindfulness, at this month's "Wednesday Night Out" talk series, on February 7, 2018 at 7pm at the Hopewell Train Station. Mindfulness is the practice of pausing, slowing down, and observing our internal experience - thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, action urges,...

Art Exhibit Upcoming, Common Threads 6: Un-Common and In-Describable

Amphora Design and C.a. Shofed will present the annual Common Threads art exhibition, this year "Common Threads 6: Un-Common and In-Describable," on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Hopewell Valley Vineyards from 12-5pm. This much anticipated annual event highlights the best of the arts scene in Trenton, NJ every year, presenting an exhibit featuring unique and original artists.  This year’s...

Mercer County Park Commission to Host Grammy-Nominated Duo, The Baylor Project

The Mercer County Park Commission welcomes Grammy-nominated duo The Baylor Project to the Boathouse at Mercer Lake on Saturday, Jan. 20. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and music will begin at 6:45 p.m. This event will have limited capacity and a limited number of tickets sold. Marcus and Jean Baylor are no strangers to industry recognition. Marcus Baylor is...

Classics Books at Home Program Gives $5,394 Worth of Books to Trenton Kids

The Classics Bookstore's "Classics Books at Home Program," which gives free books to children in Trenton, gave away $5,394 worth of books in 2017. Program organizers emphasize that books in a home library have been shown to improve grades and retention rates, whether or not the student is doing well or struggling.  While many books were picked up directly by children and their...

Danielia Cotton Confirms Hometown Hopewell Show at Hopewell Theater

Described by the LA Times as bringing “a freshness to the soul-rock formula” with “a contagious fervor that is near irresistible,” songwriter, guitarist and powerhouse vocalist Danielia Cotton dug deep into classic Motown and Sly and the Family Stone to embrace her newfound optimism and self-acceptance.  Twelve years into an evolving career, Danielia's latest album The Mystery of Me (December 1...

“We Make” Changes Face of Employment for People Living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

On November 13th, on the site of the long shuttered 84 Lumber in Pennington, "We Make" welcomed its first group of Hopewell Valley Central High School (CHS) students to a unique job training program. All of the participating students live with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and are part of the high school’s Academic Essentials special education program. Though academics...

Holiday Tech 2017, Home For The Holidays

Doug Dixon is back with his annual round-up of fun tech products for the holidays. Join the Hopewell Public Library presentation on December 6th at 7pm at the Hopewell Train Station. This year's focus will be on tech for the home including using wireless speakers to jingle bell around the house, digital assistants to remotely deck the hall lights, and...