Events & Features

Events & Features
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HVRSD Superintendent Calls for Community Racism Conversation

Dear HVRSD Community, In early January, I sent a letter to our community regarding the racial incident involving Central High School students that occurred prior to winter break. The letter helped spark discussions about race, district programs and civic responsibility. Several years ago the district began to coordinate with the Hopewell Valley Race and Diversity Discussion Group, but it is...

Mercer County Tennis Center Opening for Spring and Summer Registration

The Mercer County Park Commission hopes to fill all tennis classes to capacity and encourage fitness through tennis. Sign-ups for 2019 spring/summer programs and leagues begin at 8am for adults and 9am for juniors on Saturday, February 9, on the Park Commission’s Community Pass website at https://register.communitypass.net/mercer. Program opportunities include junior and adult lesson programs for all levels and ages, as...

Park Commission Announces Nesting Eagles in Parks

The Mercer County Park Commission is pleased to announce that two pairs of bald eagles have chosen County Parks for nest sites this breeding season, continuing their expansion in New Jersey and the greater mid-Atlantic region. To celebrate the resident eagles, the Park Commission, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (CWF), PSE&G, and the Wildlife Center Friends have launched...

Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance Offered in Mercer County

Many sites throughout Mercer County will offer free income tax preparation assistance to help residents prepare and file their 2018 taxes, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes said. The deadline for filing 2018 tax returns for both state and federal taxes is April 15, 2019. Below is a list of sites where free income tax preparation assistance is being provided...

First Sunday Films on Native Plants at Watershed Institute

During these brisk winter days, curling up with a seed catalog is a gardener’s delight. This Sunday, two experts will discuss the benefits of native plants for biodiversity and clean water after showing several short films at the "First Sunday Films" at 1pm at The Watershed Institute. "Choosing plants native to your area offers several advantages," said Kory Kreiseder, stormwater specialist...

Mercer County Park Commission Announces Summer Nature Camps

The Mercer County Park Commission’s Nature Programs will host thrilling and educational summer camps for children ranging in age from pre-K to eighth grade. The summer camps are developed and instructed by the Park Commission’s team of naturalists. Baldpate Mountain Nature Camp is a weeklong camp packed with hands-on nature explorations, science experiments, hikes through the forest and unstructured nature play....

Twenty Hopewell Valley Girl Scouts to be Honored at Public Event

Twenty remarkable Hopewell Valley Girls Scouts will be honored at the annual Hopewell Valley Girl Scouts Open House and Award Ceremony, this Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church. The open house is from 5:15 to 6pm and the public is welcome to attend. Visitors will have an opportunity to see displays the Scouts have created, and to speak...

Hopewell Township Health Happenings for February 2019

Hopewell Township Health Happenings contains news and events from Hopewell Township’s Health Department regarding the health of the community.  BROWN BAG LUNCHEON: Friday, February 1 at Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13 South Main Street. Pennington. Come join us to hear about the Mercer County Library System’s Caregiver Backpack Program. The program is designed to provide family caregivers with information to assist them through...

Mercer County Wildlife Center Seeks Volunteer Support

The Mercer County Wildlife Center, which accepted and treated more than 2,500 birds, mammals and reptiles in 2018, will be holding orientations for new volunteers at the facility in Hopewell Township. New animals are constantly arriving. Volunteer orientation sessions for 2019 are scheduled for 10am to noon Saturday, March 16, and 10am to noon Sunday, March 24, at the Wildlife...

VolunteerConnect Welcomes New Executive Director

The board of directors of New Jersey nonprofit VolunteerConnect has named Allison Howe as the organization’s new executive director. Howe, who is replacing the very capable hands of Amy Klein, brings extensive leadership experience to the role, most recently as vice president of medical administration for Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey. “Allison is an experienced, motivated...