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Poetry Walk with Scott and Hella McVay Hosted by Sourland Conservancy

"Let the beauty we love / Be what we do."  Rumi(trans. by Coleman Barks) Knowing of the connection between art and conservation through dozens of organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund, and world travel, Hella and Scott McVay created a Poetry Trail on the former Robert Wood Johnson estate's rolling hills and meadows in 2010. The Trail consists of 48 signs, 24...

Record Number of Girl Scouts Attend Annual Camp-Out

The Hopewell Valley Girl Scouts’ Annual Camp-Out saw record participation with 126 Girl Scouts (from first to eleventh grade) from 16 troops in attendance. “This is the biggest turn-out we've ever had,” said Heidi Wilenius, Hopewell Valley Girl Scouts (HVGS) service unit manager. “We are very excited that so many girls and families participated!” The weekend, planned and organized by older Scouts and...

Hopewell Valley Avalanche Takes First Place in Tournament

Earlier this month, the Hopewell Valley Avalanche (HVSA Avalanche U15) took home first place in their division of the Hamilton SC Columbus Day Tournament, winning three of their games and taking one draw. The Avalanche opened up the tournament with a decisive 6-2 victory over the Hamilton Raiders. Striker Nick Tagliareni came away with 4 of the goals, and Alex...

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...