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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...

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’...

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...

Hopewell Valley Avalanche Takes First Place in Tournament

Earlier this month, the Hopewell Valley Avalanche (HVSA Avalanche U15) took home first place in their division of the Hamilton SC Columbus Day Tournament, winning three of their games and taking one draw. The Avalanche opened up the tournament with a decisive 6-2 victory over the Hamilton Raiders. Striker Nick Tagliareni came away with 4 of the goals, and Alex...

Mercer County Ice Skating Center Open for Season

Mercer County’s Public Ice Skating Center offers a fun, affordable activity for people of all ages. Located at Mercer County Park, the Skating Center is open to the public seven days a week during the operating season, which runs from Nov. 6, 2017 to March 11, 2018.  “Generations of Mercer County residents have enjoyed our Skating Center, which continues to...

Lawrence Hopewell Trail Hosted Trick or Treat Bike Event for 400 Riders

More than 400 Halloween inspired children and their parents turn out for the Third Annual Trail and Treat event hosted by the Lawrence Hopewell Trail, on Sunday. Children ride bikes and gather treats as they go through Village Park, Lawrence Township.  About the Lawrence Hopewell Trail: The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a 22+ mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and transportation corridor...

Hopewell Valley Arts Council Celebrates Successful Third Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council celebrated a successful Third Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve, from October 11 to 15 at the newly named Woolsey Park in Hopewell Township. Visitors of all ages were wowed by 50 gigantic pumpkins carved into works of art by 50 of the region’s best artists. "What an amazing five days of pumpkins, art, and community!” said...

Lawrence Hopewell Trail to Host Third Annual Trail and Treat Ride

For the third year in a row, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) will host the Trail and Treat Ride this coming Sunday, October 22, from 3pm to 5pm at Village Park in Lawrence. Children, ages 12 and under, and their families are invited to wear Halloween costumes, participate in bike rides, and enjoy live music by the School of...

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