This cold cold weather means a lot of time inside the home. The more time I spend in my house, the more cluttered it looks. This is perfect weather to clean out a closet or two (or even more if you pick up steam)!

Here are two local additional reasons to clean your house:

1) Get yourself ready because it is almost styrofoam recycling time in Hopewell! Actually, it’s recycling and even more — read below for details.


2) Princeton University, to benefit HomeFront’s Suitably Dressed, Mercer County Community College Career Training Institute, Operation Fatherhood of Trenton and R.I.S.E., is collecting gently used BUSINESS ATTIRE for men and women.

And they are collecting unwanted STUFFED TOYS that will be donated to Glad Dogs Nation, an organization that creates safe dog toys from old, unwanted children’s stuffed toys!

HERE is the link for further information.


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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.