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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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

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...

Getting Back to Life, A Local Teen’s Battle with Pain

Last February, at 14-years-old, I was diagnosed with amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome (AMPS) by a rheumatologist at Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH), in New Brunswick. Though I was relieved to be diagnosed, I embarked on several weeks of painful outpatient therapy that didn’t help. I was in constant pain, especially in my legs. It felt like small pins constantly stabbing...

Tulpehaking Nature Center to Hold a Build a Bee Abode Workshop

The Mercer County Park Commission invites you to join the fight against declining bee populations by taking part in a Build a Bee Abode workshop on Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tulpehaking Nature Center. Participants will be provided with the knowledge and materials to create a bee-utiful bee home. Workshop participants will join the nature...

Bill to Boost State Response to Elevated Lead Levels in Children Becomes Law

Legislation to strengthen the state’s response to elevated blood lead levels in children was signed into law on Monday, sponsored by Mercer County area Assembly Democrats Elizabeth Maher Muoio and Daniel Benson. “When it comes to the health and safety of our children, the CDC has essentially concluded that there are no ‘safe’ blood lead levels,” said Muoio (D-Mercer/Hunterdon).  “This new...

Upcoming Art Exhibit Common Threads 5: Future Forward

Warming up a chilly February weekend, C.a. Shofed proudly presents the countywide art exhibit, Common Threads. In its 5 year and growing, Common Threads 5: Future Forward will showcase talented artist from all over the Mercer County area at the Hopewell Valley Vineyards this Saturday, February 4th from 12-5pm. With an eye toward the modern, the industrial, and the...

Upcoming free concert set at Mercer Oaks Clubhouse

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Park Commission are excited to welcome Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band with Danielia Cotton to the Mercer Oaks Clubhouse on Friday, Feb. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music will start at 7. Danielia Cotton will start the evening off with her eclectic mix of soulful...

HV Lacrosse co-founder inducted into NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Greg Raschdorf, one of the founders of the Hopewell Valley Lacrosse League, will be inducted into the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame this week. Raschdorf has been involved in lacrosse in the Hopewell Valley more than 35 years. He was head coach of the Pennington YMCA boys high school team from 1987-89. He helped found the Hopewell Valley Lacrosse...

Hopewell Public Library Presents Lecture on Feeding Winter Birds

A cold winter day is a good time to see a parade of colorful birds stop at your feeder for a meal. This steady cast of birds will include your local backyard favorites such as cardinals and woodpeckers, but you will also see species that are only here for a short time. On Wednesday, February 1st, the Hopewell Public...

State Park Service Kicks Off New Year with First Day Hikes Events Across State

The New Jersey State Park Service invites residents and visitors to start 2017 on the right foot by taking part in fun, invigorating and educational outdoor activities to be offered statewide as part of the annual America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative on New Year's Day. State Park Service staff and volunteers will conduct 21 guided hikes, walks and...

MercerMe Hosts 2nd Annual Cut Throat Cookie Exchange, A Contest with Delicious Results

As the spirit of the holidays was shifting into 3rd, the bakers in the 2nd Annual MercerMe Cut Throat Cookie Exchange were preheating, rolling, filling, piping and baking their way to patisserie glory.  Twenty-three would-be Cut Throat champions gathered at the home of Ron and Amie Rukenstein, presenting their best freshly baked offerings.  Chocolate, lemon, peppermint, matcha and chai were...

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