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Mercer County Ice Skating Center Open for Season

Mercer County’s Public Ice Skating Center offers a fun, affordable activity for people of all ages. Located at Mercer County Park, the Skating Center is open to the public seven days a week during the operating season, which runs from Nov. 6, 2017 to March 11, 2018.  “Generations of Mercer County residents have enjoyed our Skating Center, which continues to...

Lost Hopewell: Stories from the Past

Local historian Jack Keppel will return to tell some the lesser-known stories of Hopewell village on Wednesday, November 1st from 7-8pm at the newly renovated Hopewell Theater, as part of the Hopewell Public Library's Wednesday Night Out series. While much of Hopewell’s architectural past has survived, many stories from the village’s past have been lost to time. The Frog War, St....

Lawrence Hopewell Trail Hosted Trick or Treat Bike Event for 400 Riders

More than 400 Halloween inspired children and their parents turn out for the Third Annual Trail and Treat event hosted by the Lawrence Hopewell Trail, on Sunday. Children ride bikes and gather treats as they go through Village Park, Lawrence Township.  About the Lawrence Hopewell Trail: The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a 22+ mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and transportation corridor...

Hopewell Valley Arts Council Celebrates Successful Third Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council celebrated a successful Third Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve, from October 11 to 15 at the newly named Woolsey Park in Hopewell Township. Visitors of all ages were wowed by 50 gigantic pumpkins carved into works of art by 50 of the region’s best artists. "What an amazing five days of pumpkins, art, and community!” said...

Lawrence Hopewell Trail to Host Third Annual Trail and Treat Ride

For the third year in a row, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) will host the Trail and Treat Ride this coming Sunday, October 22, from 3pm to 5pm at Village Park in Lawrence. Children, ages 12 and under, and their families are invited to wear Halloween costumes, participate in bike rides, and enjoy live music by the School of...

Judging Results for the 3rd Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve

The winners of this year's Hopewell Valley Arts Council 3rd Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve have been announced, after 40 artists and 10 community partner organizations carved 100-150 pound pumpkins for a 5-day exhibition, continuing through Sunday October 15. The winners for 2017 are: Best in Show: “Escape” by Eric Schultz (see feature photo) Best Carving: “Astro Kid Vs.the Space Lizard...

Hopewell Valley Arts Council Reveals Names of Participating Artists for Third Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council will be featuring 50 of the region’s best artists creatively carving 50 gigantic pumpkins at this year’s Amazing Pumpkin Carve, from Wednesday, October 11 through Sunday, October 15 at its new location at Woolsey Park. At this family-friendly autumn exhibition,original organic pumpkin sculptures will be displayed by these amazing artists: Sarah Bernotas, Janice Blayne Paul, Daniel...

Hopewell Township Clean Communities Day: non-profits clean up and earn funds for their organizations

Everyone can raise money for local non-profits by participating in Clean Communities Day on October 21st. The semi-annual event is made possible by funds from a tax on litter-producing companies and a collaboration by Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS) and Hopewell Township. “We are proud to partner with Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS) and organizations across Hopewell...

Hopewell Valley Arts Council Announces Third Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s Third Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve will feature the astounding creativity of 50 of the region’s best artists carving 50 gigantic pumpkins. This family-friendly autumn spectacular will be held in it’s new location, Woolsey Park, from Wednesday, October 11 through Sunday, October 15. Visitors of all ages will be wowed by the 150-pound sculptures and will...

Nonprofits Partner to Address Deer Problem

Are you on the fence about deer hunting?  If so, you’re not alone. Many New Jersey residents enjoy the beauty of this delicate native creature and thrill at the sight of a new spotted fawn, but realize that there are just too many. The overpopulation of white-tailed deer has become an enormous problem. According to recent studies, the population in...

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