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Let’s Get Moving: Walk and Roll to School Day in Hopewell Borough

This Friday, May 22nd, Hopewell Elementary School along with the Hopewell Borough Board of Health will be hosting a "Walk and Roll to School Day," a one-day event encouraging local residents and their children to bike or walk to school. The rules are simple: 1) bike or walk to school; and 2) have fun! "The Board of Health is thrilled...

Moo.com and the calling card

I don't have a business card (being a SAHM hasn't started paying yet) so instead of what working folks do, do you know what I do when I meet someone? We hastily attempt to enter each other's information into our phones while wrangling our kids from running into the street by their coat collars. Most of the time, we...

School District Brings Learning Specialist to Speak to Parents, Staff

Don't let the term fool you. "Executive function" does not refer to one's ability to lead meetings in a boardroom, hire and fire, or plan a budget. Rather it is a newish term coined to encompass all the critical self-regulation skills people need to accomplish everyday tasks. From planning, organizing, making decisions and controlling emotions and impulses, the brain's executive...

Food Truck Friday 2: More trucks, same great town

Food Truck Friday is happening again in Hopewell Borough! Food Truck Friday in Hopewell Borough will be held outside the historic train station on Railroad Place on Friday September 5th between 5PM-9PM. And all these delicacies can be enjoyed to the sweet acoustic jazz stylings of Stringsville. Here's the food-line up: Antimo's Italian Kitchen: Hopewell Boro's own pizza and Italian food Cupcake Carnivale: Princeton based cupcake truc Jack and...

Treat HVCT While You Treat Yourself to Ice Cream TODAY

Today, you can enjoy ice cream while supporting a local cause. Uncle Ed's Creamery and Chocolates, at 115 West Delaware Avenue in Pennington, is donating a portion of today's proceeds to The Hopewell Valley Children's Theater (HVCT), a Mercer County non-profit arts education organization. HVCT has a popular summer theater program where children participate in a 5-week camp allow them to be involved in every element of...

Springtime Wine Events at Unionville Vineyards

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending a Special Olympics fundraiser at the law firm Hill Wallack in Princeton, where I met Unionville Vineyards who were donating a wine tasting, complete with one of their sommelier. They are a great local vineyard and we at MercerMe are excited to spread the word about some of their upcoming events! Unionville Vineyards...

Congrats to Young Biking and Walking Loving Artists, Greater Mercer TMA Design Contest Winners Named

May is "Bike Month" so MercerMe will be featuring several bike related articles this month. Greater Mercer TMA (GMTMA) sponsored a Safe Routes to School Bookmark Design Contest with the theme “My favorite place to walk/bike is…”. The contest was open to all 3rd through 5th graders in Mercer County, NJ. Twenty schools participated and just over 300 entries were received. The winners were...

D&R Greenway Land Trust Invites Children and Families To Explore Birds and Nature with Author Kim Kurki

D&R Greenway Land Trust invites children and families to a special program, "Exploring Birds and Nature with Author Kim Kurki," at the barn at St. Michaels Farm Preserve, Hopewell. On Saturday, May 13, 1-3 pm, National Wildlife Federation’s "World of Birds” author and illustrator Kim Kurki will present an interactive program showing how nature is full of treasures to be...

Mercer Riders Team Gets Ready for Police Unity Tour

Between May 9th through May 12th, the Mercer Riders Team will leave Hamilton, N.J. to join approximately 1500 other cyclists in biking to the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum located in Washington D.C. for this year’s Police Unity Tour. The local team represents staff from the Lawrence Township Police Department (Sergeant Christopher Longo, Police Officer Christopher DiMeglio, Police...

Hopewell Elementary Walking Group Wins the “Step into Spring” Contest

Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association announced that the team from Hopewell Elementary group won the “Step into Spring” contest. The group used NJ Walking School Bus App to organize walks with their children to and from school. Together they have walked a total of 591 trips, 378.78 miles, burned 37,878 calories, and reduced 160,223.94 CO2 emissions. “We found the app easy...

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