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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...

Pennington Library Hosts Community Helper Event for Over 100 Local Kindergarten and Preschool Aged Children

The Pennington Library hosted its 6th annual "Busy Town," honoring local community helpers and promoting the library and reading. For the event, a block of Pennington Borough is transformed into the beloved Richard Scarry's children’s book "Busy, Busy Town." Local shop owners, as well as “Mr. Stinky” the garbage truck driver, the fire department, police and “Farmer Pickles” to name a few, were in attendance. Over...

(PHOTOS) Blessing of Animals at Hopewell United Methodist Church

Pastor Kate Hillis and the members of the Hopewell United Methodist Church were joined by furry, feathery and finny friends for a Blessing of Animals on Sunday, May 7 at the church in Hopewell Borough.Every animal including dogs, chickens and a pet goldfish received an individual blessing. The event was part of the church’s Earth Awareness theme for April and...

Mercer County Memorial Day Round-Up 2017

Memorial Day activities are happening throughout Mercer County. Check out MercerMe's round-up so you don't miss out! Saturday, May 27th Hopewell Township Memorial Day Ceremony Time: 11am Location: Woolsey Park (formerly known as Alliger Park) Information: Bring your lawn chairs to this rain or shine event (tent will be provided). There will be a flyover, dove release, military static displays, and unveiling of bricks....

D&R Greenway Land Trust Invites Children and Families To Explore Birds and Nature with Author Kim Kurki

D&R Greenway Land Trust invites children and families to a special program, "Exploring Birds and Nature with Author Kim Kurki," at the barn at St. Michaels Farm Preserve, Hopewell. On Saturday, May 13, 1-3 pm, National Wildlife Federation’s "World of Birds” author and illustrator Kim Kurki will present an interactive program showing how nature is full of treasures to be...

Lawrence Township Celebrates Arbor Day

The Lawrence Township Shade Tree Advisory Committee conducted an Arbor Day ceremony on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Municipal Building. The Department of Public Works planted a large Norway spruce to replace a tree lost in a winter storm and the Township Council issued a proclamation recognizing Arbor Day. "It is a pleasure to attend our community's Arbor Day event...

Teamwork Brings Victory to the Hopewell Hurricanes

The Hopewell Hurricanes were unstoppable this weekend, defeating American United SS Barcelona from Elizabeth on Saturday and the St. John Vianney Pumas on Sunday. Dylan Kawalek set the tone against Elizabeth early in the first half with fancy footwork that stunned the defense and left him open to score the team’s first goal. Logan Gonsalves scored the team’s second goal...

Mercer Riders Team Gets Ready for Police Unity Tour

Between May 9th through May 12th, the Mercer Riders Team will leave Hamilton, N.J. to join approximately 1500 other cyclists in biking to the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum located in Washington D.C. for this year’s Police Unity Tour. The local team represents staff from the Lawrence Township Police Department (Sergeant Christopher Longo, Police Officer Christopher DiMeglio, Police...

Howell Farm Visitors Can Have “Shear Fun” on May 6

Howell Living History Farm will hold its annual “Shear Fun” event on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program features sheep shearing, sheep herding, and related arts, crafts and demonstrations.  Eugene Sheninger of Rockaway Township will highlight the program with sheep herding demonstrations at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Sheninger will use veteran collies, along with younger collies...

Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale to Showcase Local Talent

The stage is set!  The cast is confirmed!  The following acts have been selected to compete at the Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale’s Mic Drop 2017 fundraiser on Saturday, April 29th at the Hopewell Valley Vineyard. Beautiful Ivory – R&B - https://www.facebook.com/BeautifulIvory/ Caroline Herbert – Folk/Pop Con Brio – A capella Dan Kassel – Cello/Neo-Classical - https://www.facebook.com/dankasselcello Laura Zoog –Pop Noted – A capella XAM  - Jazz “We purposefully selected musical acts from...

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