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We Care Special Sports to Host Kids Triathlon at Schafer’s Sports

We Care Special Sports, a newly formed Mercer County based nonprofit, will be holding a kids’ triathlon, the Kids CAN Tri Triathlon, as its first community event on September 24th. We Care Special Sports' mission is to provide low- to no- cost sports programming for special needs children and their families, including swimming instruction, gymnastics, biking, recreational sports, social games, and...

Farmers and visitors can test their skills at annual Howell Farm Plowing Match

Howell Living History Farm will hold its 34th annual Plowing Match on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10am to 4pm. A dozen teams of draft animals from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York are entered in the match, which tests the performance of farmers, their horses and oxen.  Members of the general public, including youngsters, can win ribbons by plowing in visitor classes...

Mercer County seeks entries for photography show

Attention, photographers! “Mercer County Photography 2017,” a juried competition, will take place Oct. 26 through Dec. 8 at the Silva Gallery of Art at The Pennington School. The exhibit, which is sponsored by the Mercer County Division of Culture & Heritage, is open to all artists, 18 years or older, currently living, attending school or employed in Mercer County. Images...

Health Department Warns of Increase in Foodborne Illnesses

The Montgomery Township Health Department, which serves the Boroughs of Pennington and Hopewell, has seen an increase in the number of foodborne illnesses in our area, especially over the past month. Foodborne illnesses like e. coli, salmonella, giardiasis, and campylobacter can pose serious health risks and may take several weeks to treat. Spoiled food can make a person sick...

Sustainable Ewing Green Team to Host Third Annual Community Bike Ride as Part of Ewing Community Fest

Mayor Bert Steinmann, the Ewing Green Team and the Ewing Recreation Department are pleased to announce the third annual Community Bike Ride, to be held as a part of the 2017 Community Fest event. The event, that will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 8am to 11am, will start and end at Campus Town at The College of New Jersey. With...

Hopewell Public Library Presents Two-Part Lecture on Anne and Charles Lindbergh, “Couple for an Age”

Local East Amwell historian Jim Davidson returns to Hopewell, on Wednesday, September 13th and Wednesday October 4th, with a two-part lecture covering the life and times of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, two of the most accomplished, popular, pestered, and tragic figures of the twentieth century. Each lecture will be held at the newly reopened Hopewell Theater at 7pm,...

Mercer County Master Gardeners to Hold Annual Insect Festival

The 15th annual Insect Festival sponsored by the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, at Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Hopewell Township. This year’s festival will be held at a new time, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free and on-site parking is available. This year’s theme,...

Sourland Conservancy Announces New Business Partner

The Sourland Conservancy is pleased to announce its latest Annual Business Partner, The Bent Spoon.  Since 2004, The Bent Spoon has been making small batch ice cream and sorbets using local and organic ingredients and serving it to loyal “farm to spoon” fans.  This year, riders in the Sourland Conservancy’s annual bicycle rally/fundraiser, the Sourland Spectacular on September 9th will...

Registration Now Open for Lawrence Hopewell Trail and Mercer County Park Commission Fourth Annual Full Moon Bike Ride

Adults and youngsters, aged 12 and up, are invited to join hundreds of bicyclists expected to participate in a 6-mile, late-night ride through open meadows and dark woods lit by an “almost full” moon on Saturday, September 9, at Mercer Meadows. Sponsored by the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) and the Mercer County Park Commission, the ride kicks off at 9:30...

Watershed Celebrates with Butterfly Festival

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association will hold its 17th annual Watershed Butterfly Festival at the 950-acre Watershed Reserve in Pennington, New Jersey on TODAY Saturday, August 12th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Watershed Butterfly Festival welcomes over 2,000 visitors every summer to tour the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House and the LEED-platinum Watershed Center, and to participate in the many...

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