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

Professional Dancer and Pennington Resident Opening Novel Dance Studio

Pennington resident and former professional modern dancer with the internationally known Momix Dance Company, Dawn Cargiulo Berman, is opening a new dance studio in the Straube Center in Pennington, The Pennington Studio for Dance and Creative Arts. Berman, a native of New Jersey, holds a BA with Honors in Dance Theatre from the prestigious Laban Centre for Dance and Movement in...

And then along comes Mary…

I've been going back and forth about whether I should introduce myself in the first post or if I should just launch into it but what's the fun of starting a conversation without you knowing who I am first. I'm a 30 something (okay, I'm 35) year old stay-at-home mom of 2 girls under 5. I have a law degree...

Howell Living History Farm to Hold Spring Plowing Program

Wagon tours and spring plowing are just part of the fun you will find at Howell Living History Farm on Saturday, April 29. Visitors can experience the lifestyle that went with circa 1900 farming by participating in the field, and at the farmhouse. A horse-drawn walking plow for turning furrows will be in use where adults can experience older methods...

Meet Two Hopewell-Based Children’s Authors, Rayner and DiLorenzo

Meet Two Hopewell-Based Children's Authors, Rayner and DiLorenzo: The Hopewell Public Library will feature two Hopewell-based children's authors, Abigail Rayner and Barbara DiLorenzo, its summer reading series kick-off at the Hopewell Train Station on Saturday June 30 from 2-3pm.... MercerMe was lucky to interview both of these amazing children's writers and is excited to share with you more insight into their inspiration!

Upcoming Colin’s Kids Event to Raise Awareness and Funds for Congenital Heart Defects

February is Heart Awareness Month, the perfect timing for the Colin's Kids biennial luncheon for heart health and awareness. Colin's Kids, co-founded by Hopewell resident, Nancy King, and  Kelly Molloy, is an organization that provides critical funding to advance medical research related to the diagnosis, life-improving treatment, cure and prevention of congenital heart defects. They also serve to provide rapid response financial assistance to economically...

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...

A little bit bookish

  Yeah, I’m a lot bookish.  I’m a reader.  I’ve been a reader for my entire life.  As a kid, I was an early reader, always a book in hand.  I’m freaked out and so excited that my kid is starting to read.  I want her to figure it out so bad, and she’s so close.  I can see her...

Da’s Kitchen in Hopewell Boro is Reopening

After a nearly month-long vacation, Da's Kitchen will be reopening! Clark Reed, owner of Da's Kitchen and Jack and Charlie's Ice Cream, shared with MercerMe that Da's will be open tomorrow, June 3rd. Some delicious changes should be in the works but we'll have to wait to find out more details. In the meantime, the menu will include the same yummy Thai fare. Did you know...

Puddle Garden – Library book reading and plant sale

To kick-off the Hopewell Public Library's summer program, join local author Jared Rosenbaum for a dynamic reading of his new children's book, The Puddle Garden, at the Hopewell Train Station on Wednesday July 1 at 7:00pm. In this children’s story full of native plants and wildlife, learn how Bear Cub invited friends to his new house, by creating a Puddle...

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...