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Hopewell’s Home for Christmas House Tour and Quilt Show

One of six beautifully decorated Hopewell Borough homes featured in the upcoming Hopewell's Home for Christmas House tour is 97 West Broad Street. The home, built in 1904, is in a spacious late Victorian and was occupied by one of Hopewell’s former mayors.Currently the residence of an architect and an elementary school teacher, it has undergone an extensive top to bottom custom renovation. The...

MercerMe Gears Up for 2nd Annual Cut-Throat Cookie Exchange

MercerMe is excitedly gearing up for our 2nd Annual MercerMe Cut-Throat Cookie Exchange on Saturday, December 3, 2016. While this event is open only to this year’s pre-registered participants, the Mercer County community has been joining in the virtual hype leading up to the event.  This year, we are so excited about event-sponsor, The Gingered Peach, a bakery in Lawrenceville, which is...

Toll Gate Grammar School Prepares Thanksgiving Meals for TASK

Toll Gate Grammar School held its 30th annual effort to prepare more than 700 Thanksgiving dinners for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen ("TASK").For the past few weeks, the Toll Gate school community has donated food, supplies, time and energy to cook, carve and package 60 turkeys, bake and box 288 pies, and deliver 750 Thanksgiving meals. Third grade students helped unload...

As heating season begins, know the dangers of carbon monoxide

The Mercer County Health Office and Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes remind residents of the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning as another heating season begins. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that is the by-product of incomplete combustion of a fuel. Hundreds of people die each year nationwide from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, but most deaths...

Future African American Museum Receives Grant

The Sourland Conservancy is pleased to announce that it has received a Somerset County Historic Preservation Grant in the amount of $67,688 to support the creation of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum – the first African-American museum in central New Jersey.  The museum will be housed in the historic Mount Zion AME church. The site of the original church...

Hopewell Valley Soccer Association U9 Boys Wildfires Kick Off Season

The newly formed HVSA U9 Boys, the "Wildfires," opened their season last weekend in the South Brunswick Kick Off Tournament. In the incredible heat of the weekend, the boys were on fire with their passes, shots, and defense. In their first game against FTSC Gunners, the boys went goal for goal tying in the end with a score of 2-2. The first...

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market Curates First Open-Call Gallery Show

The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market continues its quest to reinvent Trenton as an arts destination with its first curated gallery show, titled Against The Grain: Art of the Counterculture. Curated by TPRFM founder Joseph Kuzemka, Artworks' Exhibits Coordinator, Addison Vincent and key members of the TPRFM team, this group show will feature 65 ground-breaking artists from around the...

(DATE CHANGE) Third Annual LHT Full Moon Ride to be hosted by Lawrence Hopewell Trail and Mercer County Park Commission

Adults and youngsters aged 12 up are invited to join hundreds of bicyclists expected to participate in a six-mile, late-night ride through the open meadows and dark woods lit by a full moon on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17 (this is the date change from the original August date). That’s when the third annual LHT Full Moon Bike Ride will be held...

Hopewell Valley: FoHVOS Garden Tour To Showcase Private Stewardship

Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space ("FoHVOS") this Saturday is hosting a self guided garden tour, showcasing many examples of native plantings developed through the organization's Private Lands Stewardship program. FoHVOS has helped preserve more than 4,000 acres of land throughout Hopewell Valley to promote ecological health and open space, but some of the most important environmental work is done in the backyards...

Study shows 14-year life expectancy difference within Mercer County, #CloseHealthGaps

A Trenton-area life expectancy map released today by researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Center on Society and Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) illustrates that opportunities to lead a long and healthy life can vary dramatically by neighborhood. In fact, if you travel about 10 miles along Route 1 from the Princeton Junction Train Station...

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