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Food Truck Friday This Week in Hopewell Borough

It's that time again! Friday June 23rd marks the summer’s first Food Truck Friday event in Hopewell Borough with 11 food vendors gathering from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Hopewell’s Train Station on Railroad Place. You'll find offerings from gourmet lobster rolls to bacon covered tater tots. Ten Foot Tall! will be performing funk, blues and jazz featuring song-based "improvisational, shout at the devil bluesy...

Eagle Scout presents 200 bikes to Boys & Girls Club of Mercer Bike Exchange

Earlier this month, Carter Risse, from Flemington, NJ and a member of Boy Scout Troup 186 in Three Bridges, NJ, collected 200 bikes for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County Bike Exchange as part of his efforts to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.  More than 1,000 flyers were distributed to friends, neighbors and the community to build awareness. Carter...

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...

Hopewell Valley’s Youngest Firefighters and EMTs to Display Skills at 2017 Junior Challenge

Teams of teen volunteer firefighters and EMTs with Hopewell Fire Department & EMU, Pennington Fire Company, and Union Fire Company & Rescue Squad will demonstrate their skills at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the 2017 Junior Challenge. The public is invited to this free event, which will be held in the parking lot of the Pennington Quality Market, Rt....

Howell Farm to Hold Annual Dairy Day

Howell Living History Farm will hold its annual Dairy Day this Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Throughout the day, visitors can meet milking goats, see a cow and calf, and help farmers make cheese, butter and ice cream. Milking demonstrations will be at 10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. In the farmhouse kitchen, there will be demonstrations of...

Park Commission Offering Kayak Tours of Mercer Lake

The Mercer County Park Commission will be hosting several kayak tours of Mercer Lake in West Windsor this summer, giving the community a chance to experience up close all the wonders nature has to offer.  These tours will explore the nooks and crannies of the 365-acre Mercer Lake that are accessible only via kayak. Led by County Naturalists, participants will...

14th Annual Sourland Music Festival to offer more music, food and fun

The 14th annual Sourland Music Festival will feature more fun for all ages than ever before.  For some festival-goers, the focus will be on the food. Fresh, fantastic specialties, snacks and desserts from local food trucks and vendors will delight every palate: Brick Farm Market pulled pork and fresh juices, Aroy D Thai Elephant truck, Maddalena’s cheesecake on a...

Fun had by all at Pennington Day 2017 (PHOTOS)

At this year's Pennington Day on May 20, 2017, event attendees in downtown Pennington Borough enjoyed sights, sounds, talents and treats. Photo credit: Angela Jacobs

Four Mercer County Schools Named NJ Safe Routes to School Winners

Four Mercer County Schools have been recognized as winners of 2017 New Jersey Safe Routes to School. New Jersey Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a statewide initiative to enable and encourage students to safely walk and bicycle to school. Gold winners include Princeton's Johnson Park Elementary School and Riverside Elementary School, and East Windsor Township. And Hopewell Elementary School, in Hopewell Borough was awarded Silver. "Each...

Central New Jersey Let Me Run 5K Kicks Off at Hopewell Elementary (PHOTOS)

On Saturday, June 3, Central New Jersey "Let Me Run" teams hosted the region’s first SpringFest 5K. Nearly 200 runners, from local elementary schools, registered for this 5K which kicked off at Hopewell Elementary School in Hopewell Borough. The winner was one of Hopewell Valley's Let Me Run members, Garrett Wille, a 10 year old from Hopewell Elementary, with a time 20:56. Fifteen year old twins,...

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