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Four Mercer County Schools Named NJ Safe Routes to School Winners

Four Mercer County Schools have been recognized as winners of 2017 New Jersey Safe Routes to School. New Jersey Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a statewide initiative to enable and encourage students to safely walk and bicycle to school. Gold winners include Princeton's Johnson Park Elementary School and Riverside Elementary School, and East Windsor Township. And Hopewell Elementary School, in Hopewell Borough was awarded Silver. "Each...

Central New Jersey Let Me Run 5K Kicks Off at Hopewell Elementary (PHOTOS)

On Saturday, June 3, Central New Jersey "Let Me Run" teams hosted the region’s first SpringFest 5K. Nearly 200 runners, from local elementary schools, registered for this 5K which kicked off at Hopewell Elementary School in Hopewell Borough. The winner was one of Hopewell Valley's Let Me Run members, Garrett Wille, a 10 year old from Hopewell Elementary, with a time 20:56. Fifteen year old twins,...

“Bird Woman of the Sourlands” Portraits of Hannah Suthers’ Bird Banding by PDS Student Erica Walsh

D&R Greenway Land Trust is exhibiting "Bird Woman of the Sourlands" –Hannah Suthers Bird Banding by Princeton Day School student Erica Walsh. Dramatic black-and-white close-up portraits of Hannah Suthers and her legendary bird-banding process were made by this PDS senior, and are on on view in D&R Greenway’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery, Johnson Education Center. At the suggestion of PDS photography teacher,...

Mercer County to Host Seventh Annual Cultural Festival and Food Truck Rally

Mercer County’s 12 municipalities are home to citizens of many ethnicities and countries of origin. In celebration of this, County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Board of Chosen Freeholders will present the seventh annual Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally on Saturday, June 17, at Mercer County Park in West Windsor.  The festival, to be held from 11 a.m....

Mercer County Park Commission Plans First Campout on Baldpate Mountain

The campfire will be crackling, children laughing and meteors visible in the night sky during the Mercer County Park Commission’s Come Out and Play Campout scheduled for Friday, Aug. 11, to Saturday, Aug. 12, weather permitting. For the first time, families will be able to spend the night on Baldpate Mountain and experience the park like never before. The Come...

Pennington Farmers Market Opening for the Season

The Pennington Farmers Market will begin its ninth season on Saturday, May 27. Dedicated to providing local growers and producers a chance to sell directly to the community and neighbors, the market is also a place to gather as a community, learn about sustainable living and appreciate the arts. It is a chance to buy the freshest produce, grassfed beef, local honey, wine, sauerkraut,...

Hun School’s Gingras Named Chemistry Teacher of the Year by American Chemical Society

Hun School of Princeton chemistry teacher, Emilie Gingras, won the 2017 Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher Award from the Princeton and Trenton Sections of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Gingras, who started teaching at Hun in September 2016, will receive the award at a meeting of the Princeton ACS section at Princeton University on June 15. “I was very surprised to...

Roxey Ballet Presents Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors

On June 4th, Roxey Ballet will partner with the YWCA Princeton Breast Cancer Resource Center, Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton Photography Club, D&R Greenway, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Foundation for a performance of We vs. C: Personal Stories of Triumph. We vs. C: Personal Stories of Triumph is a world premiere of dance, music, art and theater celebrating the...

Pennington Library Hosts Community Helper Event for Over 100 Local Kindergarten and Preschool Aged Children

The Pennington Library hosted its 6th annual "Busy Town," honoring local community helpers and promoting the library and reading. For the event, a block of Pennington Borough is transformed into the beloved Richard Scarry's children’s book "Busy, Busy Town." Local shop owners, as well as “Mr. Stinky” the garbage truck driver, the fire department, police and “Farmer Pickles” to name a few, were in attendance. Over...

(PHOTOS) Blessing of Animals at Hopewell United Methodist Church

Pastor Kate Hillis and the members of the Hopewell United Methodist Church were joined by furry, feathery and finny friends for a Blessing of Animals on Sunday, May 7 at the church in Hopewell Borough.Every animal including dogs, chickens and a pet goldfish received an individual blessing. The event was part of the church’s Earth Awareness theme for April and...

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