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

Women’s Heart Health Information to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Pennington

Tomorrow, Saturday February 14th, Dr. Kristopher Young, Specialist in Cardiovascular Disease and Dr. Jill Young, both affiliated with Capital Health, will be speaking to women about the warnings signs of heart disease and what they need to know to stay heart-healthy. The event will be hosted at Flutter Boutique in Pennington at 3pm. "I am committed to the issues that are important to women, and...

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...

Ice Cream for a Good Cause

Beginning next Tuesday, May 6 and every Tuesday for the month of May, Uncle Ed's Creamery in Pennington will donate 10 percent of their total daily sales to the Hopewell Valley Regional School District Special Education PTO. Located at 155 West Delaware Avenue in Pennington, Uncle Ed's is open Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is the first local business to support...

Founder of Music Together To Celebrate 50 Years of Composing with Benefit Concert

Ken Guilmartin, famous among families around the world as the founder of the Music Together® early childhood music curriculum, will celebrate 50 years of composing with unique benefit concerts to support VOICES, a local nonprofit chorus. Tickets are available at www.voiceschorale.org for both concert dates: Thursday, November 10, 7:30 PM, and Sunday, November 13, 3:00 PM, at Music Together in Hopewell, NJ. Guilmartin’s...

How to prepare for a weather emergency

Before bad weather comes, we might rush to the supermarket but there are lots of other things we can do to be prepared. MercerMe has asked both the Hopewell Township Police Department and the Montgomery Health Department for some expert advice. While some of this advice is applicable specifically to Hopewell Valley residents, there are plenty of helpful tips for anyone in a weather...

Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale Hosted the Arizona Boy Choir

Following a performance at Carnegie Hall, the Tuscon Arizona Boys Chorus visited the Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale for rehearsals and a joint community concert late last month. The concert, which took place at the Pennington Presbyterian Church, included songs performed by each choir (the Arizona performance included their renown spinning lasso maneuvers) and the concert ended with the combined...

Howell Farm to Offer Evening Hayrides

The Mercer County Park Commission will offer Saturday evening hayrides at Howell Farm three dates this summer. On July 8, 15 and 22 from 5pm to 8pm, the 20-minute horse-drawn rides will pass through the fields, fords and meadows of the 130-acre historical farm. Visitors also can enjoy self-guided tours, picnicking and a marshmallow roast. Parking and admission are free. On...

Carrot and Celeriac Soup

I'm making "Carrot and Celeriac Soup" for dinner tonight because that's what's in season now and that's what's in my fridge! I'm loosely following the linked recipe above but, since it is measured in grams and I'm not a precise direction following person, I'm just roughing it. Equal measure of carrots and celeriac -- that much I can understand. What...

Tulpehaking Nature Center to celebrate community, nature, local heritage

The Tulpehaking Nature Center will host its third annual Family Fun Day open house on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with live animals, nature activities, crafts, face painting, food and prizes.  Parents and children will be able to go on a treasure hunt with a map and compass, take the fishing challenge, examine aquatic creatures, create...

Greater Mercer TMA Recognizes Local Students in Safe Routes to School Bookmark Design Contest

In celebration of NJ Bike and Walk to School Month, Greater Mercer TMA (GMTMA) announced the winners of its Safe Routes to School Bookmark Design Contest. Third through fifth graders in Mercer County were asked to create a bookmark design that incorporated the phrase, “I like to walk to ___ with ___ ” “The students did a wonderful job illustrating...

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