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Lifestyle
A bit of everything -- parenting, fitness, humor, health.

Foodies Rejoice, Here Comes The Taste Chase

If you love food and to eat local -- keeping it fresh and delicious -- for either take-out or dine in, you're going to be thrilled. Please help us offer a huge WELCOME to Pennington local, Renata Barnes, and her upcoming MercerMe column, "The Taste Chase!" Last month, Renata asked the FaceBook group, Hopewell Pennington Update, for Valley locals' recommendations on where to get...

Is that your final answer?

Do you remember when you had the time and energy to care about magazine personality quizzes?  Like the ones from Seventeen, YM, Cosmo, Glamour, etc.?  We'd do them in study hall or when we had a free period or over lunch?  Maybe you answered truthfully, maybe you answered to get the desired result? And after we grew up, tests like the...

It’s Hip to Bee Triangle: Ecological Art by FoHVOS

If you have hiked or bird watched in the Hopewell Valley area this spring and summer, you may have stumbled on something organic or ... was it extra-terrestrial? It is the "Summer Triangle" project of Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space ("FoHVOS"), a Hopewell Valley nonprofit land trust that is dedicated to preserving Hopewell Valley's character though open space and farmland preservation...

Timberlane Middle School Student Named New Jersey National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist by National Geographic Society

Local Timberlane Middle School 6th grader, Max Baker, has qualified as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 New Jersey National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at Pfleeger Concert Hall, Chamberlain Student Center Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028 on Friday, March 31, 2017. "We congratulate Max on this tremendous accomplishment," said Hopewell...

Food Truck Friday, Neighborhood Fun and Fabulous Food (Photos)

If you were in Hopewell Borough in last Friday evening and noticed a fragrant breeze wafting past, it was compliments of the 4th bi-annual Hopewell Borough Food Truck Friday. And if you were intrigued enough to come down to the Hopewell Train Station, you did not just see what authoured those smells but tasted the bounty that was quickly...

Community Ice Cream Social to be Hosted Hopewell Harvest Fair Board of Trustees

To kick off the planning season for the 30th Annual Hopewell Harvest Fair, being held on September 24, 2016, the Harvest Fair Board of Trustees is inviting the public to a free ice cream social at the Hopewell Boro Train Station on Thursday, April 14, 7–8:30 PM. In addition to a sundae bar sure to delight all ages, attendees will...

Healthy Snack Donations Needed to Benefit HomeFront

The Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance and Hopewell Valley Senior Services are working together on a Generation Connection program called "Hopewell Helps HomeFront," bringing young people and older adults together through community service. To benefit HomeFront's after-school programs, the group is seeking donations of individual healthy snacks during the month of February. Donations will be accepted at two locations: 1) Hopewell Valley Senior Center, 395 Reading Avenue, Pennington; and...

Bird art exhibit at D&R Greenway by Johnson Park Elementary School artists

Through July 29, D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery exhibits “Birds of a Feather,” dramatic scratch-art images of local birds by 4th graders at Johnson Park Elementary School in Princeton. Art teacher Linda Gates inspired this celebration of predominantly New Jersey natives.  She coached her students with such precision that guests can easily identify each species.  Created by inscribing the intricate...

Operation Take Back Offers Safe Way to Dispose of Unused Unwanted Prescription Meds

National Operation Take Back, to be held nationwide on Saturday April 30, 2016, aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA...

Mooshka Dolls

Christmas, ya are a-coming despite my willful ignoring of the calendar. December. I'm still reeling that it's December already. Luckily, my husband does not ignore the calendar and has started some of our Christmas shopping. In my defense, I've been keeping a little wish-list on amazon for gifts for the girls so we could be prepared. DaughterTwo is OBSESSED with babies...

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