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Mercer County 4-H Encourages Public to Enter 99th Annual 4-H Fair

Have you perfected a new skill or hobby this year? Maybe you started a project a while back and have finally finished it. Bring it over to the 99th annual Mercer County 4-H Fair and the coveted Blue Ribbon could be yours! This year, the fair will be celebrated July 29-30 at the Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township. There...

Volunteer Group to Collect Food at Pennington Farmers’ Market to Supplement Children’s Summer Meals

Who doesn’t love summer — a time of fun, friends, and freedom. Unfortunately, for hundreds of children who receive free or reduced-priced lunches during the school year, summertime can also mean hunger. In fact, 43% of families who participate in school lunch programs report they find themselves without enough food during the summer months. Many of these families seek supplemental...

Hopewell Valley Veterans Association Hosts Car Show and Fireworks Display (PHOTOS)

The Hopewell Valley Veterans Association hosted their annual car show, band concert and fireworks display on Sunday June 25th at Woolsey Park in Hopewell Township.Over 2000 attended this event that has become a kick off celebration for the 4th of July holiday. Photo credit: Mike Chipowsky 

Hopewell Robotics Group Takes Top Prize at Solar Jam 2017, Represents Mercer County at Regionals

After taking first and second place again this year in the Middle School Division of the 2017 Oasis (Organizing Action for Sustainability in School) Solar Jam held on May 21st at Princeton High School, ARRRGH (Awesome Remarkable Rocket Robotics Group of Hopewell) moved on from the local race to compete in the Inter-County Regional Competition last month going against...

Food Truck Friday This Week in Hopewell Borough

It's that time again! Friday June 23rd marks the summer’s first Food Truck Friday event in Hopewell Borough with 11 food vendors gathering from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Hopewell’s Train Station on Railroad Place. You'll find offerings from gourmet lobster rolls to bacon covered tater tots. Ten Foot Tall! will be performing funk, blues and jazz featuring song-based "improvisational, shout at the devil bluesy...

Eagle Scout presents 200 bikes to Boys & Girls Club of Mercer Bike Exchange

Earlier this month, Carter Risse, from Flemington, NJ and a member of Boy Scout Troup 186 in Three Bridges, NJ, collected 200 bikes for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County Bike Exchange as part of his efforts to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.  More than 1,000 flyers were distributed to friends, neighbors and the community to build awareness. Carter...

Hopewell Valley’s Youngest Firefighters and EMTs to Display Skills at 2017 Junior Challenge

Teams of teen volunteer firefighters and EMTs with Hopewell Fire Department & EMU, Pennington Fire Company, and Union Fire Company & Rescue Squad will demonstrate their skills at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the 2017 Junior Challenge. The public is invited to this free event, which will be held in the parking lot of the Pennington Quality Market, Rt....

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,...

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