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HVRSD: Real Estate Development Trends, Focus of School Planning Meeting

The Future Planning Committee, advising Hopewell Valley Regional School District Superintendent Tom Smith, met for the fourth time last night to learn about real estate development prospects and trends in Hopewell Township in an effort to better understand demographic factors influencing numbers of school age children in HVRSD elementary schools. As MercerMe has reported, Smith convened the advisory committee after...

New Jersey to Celebrate National Trails Day with Events Statewide

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today announced that June 3, 2017 will be celebrated at National Trails Day in New Jersey and noted that outdoors events will be held at over 30 locations across the state on that day. "National Trails Day is a great opportunity for each of us to reconnect with the great outdoors that makes...

Beating the Winter Blues with Music

America's ultimate music celebration, the Grammys, came on the heels of quite a week here in the Northeast. What started with a long weekend after the Martin Luther King Holiday rolled into an early dismissal snow day. Then another snow day. And a snowy weekend. Throw a stomach bug, a cold and two non-sleeping, early-rising young children into the...

D&R Greenway Celebrates the Green with a St. Patrick’s Day Party and Fun-draiser

D&R Greenway Land Trust, in partnership with VOICES, will “Celebrate the Green” with a St. Patrick’s Day Party and fundraiser on Friday, March 17, 7 p.m., at Music Together, 225 Hopewell-Pennington Road, Hopewell. Wear green and bring your dancing shoes! Enjoy wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres, a green silent auction and performances by VOICES, Rince O' Chroi School of Irish Dance, Amy Zakar and Teamwork Dance. Money raised...

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...

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...

Why I Don’t Read Parenting Advice

I can't take another morsel of parenting advice. You know all those tiger / hands-free / RIE (sorry, Andrea) articles? I've started ignoring it all. I feel like I'm being force-fed instructions on something that, until the past 100 years, required no instructions. I'm a logical person -- I'm a lawyer, for pete's sake -- I recognize that everything in...

Hopewell Public Library to Feature Hopewell Author Tom Reeder at Book Signing

What begins with a bizarre murder – a cross-dressing local’s body found in his house, mutilated and decomposing, with a cryptic bible passage scrawled in blood on the refrigerator – becomes one man’s hunt for the truth in a seemingly bucolic, New Jersey shore town’s hidden maze of lies, hatred, lust and death. On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, the Hopewell...

Hopewell Valley Dust Devils win U9 and U10 Brackets at Hershey

The Hopewell Valley Soccer Association U9 Dust Devils finished their season with a victory at the Summer Classic in Hershey Pennsylvania this past weekend. The spring season challenged this group with stiffer competition from a higher ranking group of young girls.  Taking on the EDP futures league, the Dust Devils ended their regular season with a record of 4-3 and...

Images of Old Hopewell: A Stroll Through Town Now and Then

As part of the Hopewell Borough's 125th celebration, the Hopewell Public Library is hosting a presentation about historic Hopewell Borough by local historian Jack Koeppel. This presentation, on Wednesday April 13th at 7pm at the Hopewell Elementary School on Princeton Avenue, will highlight Hopewell Borough’s special 19th century character by juxtaposing the old with the new. Images from the collection of the Hopewell Valley Historical Society...