Events & Features

Events & Features
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Winners shine at Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s Amazing Pumpkin Carve (PHOTOS)

More than forty local artists brought their A game to transform massive pumpkins into incredible works of art for the fifth annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve, an event hosted by the Hopewell Valley Arts Council that ran from October 11 to October 14 at Woolsey Park in Titusville, NJ. The judges had their own work...

Amazing Again: Arts Council’s Pumpkin Carve Returns to Hopewell Valley

The Hopewell Valley’s favorite fall days will soon return, when the Amazing Pumpkin Carve turns Woolsey Park in Titusville into a family-friendly autumn celebration. Forty massive pumpkins carved by local artists are just the beginning of the fifth annual fantastic festival from Friday, October 11 through Monday, October 14, 2019 (Columbus Day). For hours and details, visit www.hvartscouncil.org.

Explorations offers daytime courses for seniors

Explorations is an all-volunteer program offering daytime learning experiences for seniors. Registration ends on October 9. Classes begin October 14. Course titles this fall are: Legal Right to Privacy: Past. Present. Future?; Three Plays by Lillian Hellman; American Indian-Animal Relationships; and How Poetry Works. The first two courses will be from...

Local Starbucks celebrates people’s diversity through coffee

In response to the recent incidents of religious and sexual bias that occurred in its cafe, Starbucks of Pennington hosted an event Monday called “CommUNITY”, which featured a coffee tasting and pastry pairing. The theme was meant to show the universality of coffee itself and to reiterate  Starbucks’ commitment to inclusivity and diversity. Samantha Massey, who serves both as...

HVRSD plans initiatives to improve racial conflicts, Race & Diversity group hosts meeting

A series of racially charged situations, from certain food choices in the high school cafeteria and use of racial slurs inside and outside school, have resulted in a call for change at Hopewell Valley Regional School District by the administration.  The most recent ethnicity report from the National Center for Education Statistics states that ...

Mercer County hosting Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day

The Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) will host a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day on Saturday, September 28, for County residents who would like to recycle common residential chemical waste or used electronics. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John T. Dempster Fire School at...

Mount Rose: History, People, and Whiskey

Local architect Max Hayden will join the Hopewell Public Library to talk about the history of Mount Rose. Mount Rose is the unincorporated community located in Hopewell Township at the corner of Carter Road, Pennington-Rocky Hill Road, and Cherry Valley Road. The talk will be at 7pm on Wednesday, October 2, at the Hopewell Theater. All Hopewell...

The Taste Chase presents: Your new address for Chicken

Summer is winding down and, while many of us are busily settling ourselves and our offspring into a new school year, others are rocking themselves to sleep through the early ravages of “Empty Nest Syndrome.” And then there is the still recovering group who barely made it through the tryptophan haze they subjected themselves to in the...

Bobcats in the Sourlands

Did you know that bobcats are the only naturally-occurring wild feline in New Jersey, and are endangered in the state? Rare, intelligent, and highly elusive, bobcats are notoriously difficult to photograph in the wild. On Thursday, October 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., hear ecologist and wildlife photographer, Tyler Christensen, tell stories of tracking, photography, natural...

Look for clues involving rhyme at Howell Farm during Corn Maze time

Howell Farm’s 23rd annual Corn Maze opened this weekend for visitors to search for map pieces and clues to complete a number of challenges throughout the 4-acre maze until the end of October. This year, The maze celebrates nursery rhymes, rhyming games and poems that many people know. Maze-goers who find all puzzle pieces...