Events & Features

Events & Features
A bit of everything -- events, local highlights, arts & culture.

FoHVOS is here to tell you about the birds and the bees

Just in time for Valentine’s Day we check out this oldie song by Jewel Akens. He sings, “Let me tell you bout The Birds and the Bees and the Flowers and the Trees and the moon up above… and a thing called love!” The song, from a simpler time, goes on to suggest...

Master Gardeners tell their “Dirty Little Secrets”

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County and the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will host a free program entitled “Dirty Little Secrets: 10 Tips to Great Garden Soil” on Tuesday, February 11, 7pm, at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County. Dr. Karen Plumley, a soils instructor for more than 20 years in the...

Hopewell Public Library offers a “Beginning Your Family Research”

You may have heard stories about your grandparents or their parents but you aren’t certain how to discover the details and truth behind the story. On Wednesday, February 5, 7pm at the Hopewell Train Station, learn how easy it is to research your family. Speaker Catherine Zahn will help you learn how to...

“Veggie Basics” offered by Master Gardeners

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County and the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will host a three-part educational series on vegetable gardening, “Veggie Basics,” featuring County Horticulturist Margaret Pickoff. The first program in the series will be “Planning a Vegetable Garden and Starting Seeds” on Saturday, February 1, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Rutgers Cooperative Extension...

Past Fire Chief Joseph Novak Passes Torch to Chief William Mullen

The year 2020 marks the 109th anniversary of the Hopewell Borough Fire Department and the appointment of a new fire chief.  After nine consecutive years as the Hopewell Borough fire chief, Joseph Novak has stepped down from this position as the Department welcomes William Mullen as the newly appointed fire chief. 

CHS senior wins prize for artwork

Hopewell Valley CHS Senior William (Liam) May, is the recipient of the third place prize in the Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition - 3D category. May's work is entitled “Strung” and was made using wood, nails and black thread. For more information about the exhibition, including the award reception, which will be...

From Bach to Bowie, from Pennington to Pakistan . . . . acclaimed NJ pianist to perform “Across the Universe” in support of Swat

On February 1, Turkish American pianist, Steinway Artist and Pennington resident Meral Guneyman, an internationally celebrated concert pianist, recording artist and music educator, plans to present “Across the Universe,” a benefit concert and stirring musical tribute to composers across genres spanning the centuries. The concert will feature piano compositions and transcriptions of timeless music from Asia to the Americas, including the...

STRIVE PTO hosts summer camp expo and silent auction

STRIVE PTO is a Parent Teacher Organization in the Hopewell Valley Regional School District that focuses on the unique needs of teachers and children who receive services in the district’s special education program.  STRIVE invites parents and students of all abilities from all over Mercer County to come and gain valuable information about the summer camp offerings...

FoHVOS and Art Sparks connect families with art and nature in new program

Hopewell Valley’s premiere Land Trust and Art Studio once again join together to offer their newest art and nature family workshop. Last year, when Hopewell Elementary School (HES) announced their newly planned outdoor reflection area, Art Sparks and FoHVOS partnered on its first fundraiser. Their leaf monoprint family workshop sold-out within 24 hours of its announcement and proceeds supported collections...

Santa Claus is coming to Titusville

The Union Fire Company & Rescue Squad will escort Santa Claus around Titusville on Sunday, December 22 from 12pm to 3pm. The Company reports that Santa is always happy to pose for a picture, and has hired its firefighters to help hand out candy canes. Sirens will signal Santa is on the way!