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Hopewell Theater, Creating Community Around Art

On September 7th, Hopewell Theater opened its doors to the public with an eclectic mix of programming, more typically offered in large cities. The 172-seat theater, located at 5 South Greenwood Avenue in Hopewell Borough, former home of The Off-Broadstreet Theater, now offers TED-style talks, live music by emerging and established musicians, indie films, and book discussions, to name...

Explorations offers daytime learning experiences for seniors

Explorations, now in its tenth year, has lined up five exciting courses for senior residents of Hopewell Valley and neighboring communities. Classes will begin Monday, October 9.  Registration closes October 5. The following four courses will be held at the Pennington Presbyterian Church and begin at 1pm: “Philosophy of Existentialism, How I Learned to Love Staring into the Abyss,” Mondays,...

Call for Photographers: Hopewell Valley Arts Council to Hold First Photography Show

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council will be hosting its very first photography show at its 3rd Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve, from Wednesday, October 11 through Sunday, October 15, 2017, and is inviting photographers of all levels to participate. From amateurs to professionals, artists are invited to submit up to two fall-themed photographs which will be on display for the duration...

Sourland Spectacular is a spectacular success

Over 500 cyclists from the tristate area enjoyed the gorgeous weather at sixth annual Sourland Spectacular bicycle rally on Saturday.  “We couldn’t have asked for a better day,” said Cliff Wilson, Sourland Conservancy’s Spectacular Committee Chair.  “Cool temperatures and blue skies, it was just perfect.” Registration opened at 7am and remained open until 10am.  Riders were greeted with bagels and...

Latin Heritage Artist Exhibit to be held at Hopewell Valley Vineyards

Local artist C.a. Shofed and Hopewell Valley Vineyards have partnered again -- this time to bring the first "Latin Heritage Artist Exhibit" to the Mercer County area. The exhibit will open on Thursday, September 14 and run through September 26. Shofed, who also curates the annual Common Threads Exhibit at the Vineyards, has gathered some of the most talented Latino...

Area Art Ox Becomes Pride of Pennington, Contest Winner Named

If you've noticed an artistic ox missing from a corner in Pennington, don't go bull-istic! He has a brand new location and a new name. This life-sized painted fiberglass bovine was part of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council's "Stampede," a Valley-wide art initiative and exhibit and was painted by artist Diane Lufrano. After enjoying his temporary welcome at the intersection of Main Street and...

We Care Special Sports to Host Kids Triathlon at Schafer’s Sports

We Care Special Sports, a newly formed Mercer County based nonprofit, will be holding a kids’ triathlon, the Kids CAN Tri Triathlon, as its first community event on September 24th. We Care Special Sports' mission is to provide low- to no- cost sports programming for special needs children and their families, including swimming instruction, gymnastics, biking, recreational sports, social games, and...

Mercer County seeks entries for photography show

Attention, photographers! “Mercer County Photography 2017,” a juried competition, will take place Oct. 26 through Dec. 8 at the Silva Gallery of Art at The Pennington School. The exhibit, which is sponsored by the Mercer County Division of Culture & Heritage, is open to all artists, 18 years or older, currently living, attending school or employed in Mercer County. Images...

Health Department Warns of Increase in Foodborne Illnesses

The Montgomery Township Health Department, which serves the Boroughs of Pennington and Hopewell, has seen an increase in the number of foodborne illnesses in our area, especially over the past month. Foodborne illnesses like e. coli, salmonella, giardiasis, and campylobacter can pose serious health risks and may take several weeks to treat. Spoiled food can make a person sick...

Hopewell Public Library Presents Two-Part Lecture on Anne and Charles Lindbergh, “Couple for an Age”

Local East Amwell historian Jim Davidson returns to Hopewell, on Wednesday, September 13th and Wednesday October 4th, with a two-part lecture covering the life and times of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, two of the most accomplished, popular, pestered, and tragic figures of the twentieth century. Each lecture will be held at the newly reopened Hopewell Theater at 7pm,...

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