Events & Features

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

A Fond Farewell to Pennington Hardware

Maureen Hullfish wears a subtle, silver bar necklace around her neck to work. It’s not flashy- in fact, it’s hardly noticeable. But the meaning behind it pushes her forward every day, and is a small reminder of her motto in life. In small letters, the necklace reads ‘faith,’ something her and her family have to possess in this next...

Mercer County Trolley History Topic of Talk at Library Event

Taking a trolley in our area seems hard to imagine today but, in the early 20th century, trolley tracks connecting Trenton with Princeton carried more than one million passengers each year, with lines extending as far as Pennington and Hopewell. Discover how Mercer County residents used to commute by trolley at this joint program presented by the Hopewell Valley Historical...

Local Illustrator and Children’s Book Author Carving Pumpkin at the Amazing Pumpkin Carve

Hopewell-based illustrator and children’s book author Barbara DiLorenzo will return as one of dozens of talented artist carvers at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s Amazing Pumpkin Carve. In its fourth year, the Amazing Pumpkin Carve is a must-not-miss, art-filled weekend of fall fun in the heart of the Hopewell Valley. The Amazing Pumpkin Carve will be held from Wednesday,...

Howell Living History Farm Corn Maze Open Through October

Navigate the pathways of Howell Living History Farm’s Corn Maze this month with team building, trivia, and crossword puzzles. Visitors will search for map pieces and clues to complete a number of challenges throughout the 4-acre maze. The maze this season forms a picture of a honeybee en route to its hive, a familiar site at the nearby Howell Farm....

Hopewell Harvest Fair’s 32nd Year is a Success (PHOTOS)

When reached for comment, Hopewell Harvest Fair planning committee chairperson Heidi Wilenius shared, "I am so proud of the whole team of volunteers who made this year’s fair a truly smashing success! The success of the Harvest Fair is not measured in dollars. It is measured by watching the day unfold, and by seeing our community come together and make new connections and renew old ones– as individuals, as non-profit groups, as artists, as farmers, and as local business owners and employees.

Lifelong Area Resident to Compete in Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover Competition

Karin Hagios Belgrave is gearing up to ride in Kentucky for a second time. The first was at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in 1994, and now she is getting ready for something “just as exciting, but considerably less stressful.” 

32nd Hopewell Harvest Fair Set for September 22

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the 32nd Annual Hopewell Harvest Fair will be held on the grounds of Hopewell Elementary School on Princeton Avenue in Hopewell, NJ, from 10am –4pm. (The rain date is Sunday, Sunday, September 23.) Festivities start Friday, September 21 at 7pm in Hopewell’s Gazebo Park at the Harvest Moon Concert.  Pennington band BOXOROX will perform  to benefit...

Explorations Offers Fall Daytime Learning Experiences for Hopewell Valley Seniors

Explorations, an all volunteer program offering daytime learning experiences for seniors, has lined up seven exciting courses for residents of Hopewell Valley and neighboring communities. Classes begin Monday, October 8. Registration is open now until October 3. All classes will be held at the Pennington Presbyterian Church and are two hours long.

Regional Gun Buyback to be Held September 22

In an effort to reduce the number of dangerous and unwanted weapons in Mercer County communities, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri today announced that he is partnering with Burlington County Prosecutor Scott A. Coffina, the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Alpha Baptist Church to host a regional gun buyback event later this month. The safety-driven initiative provides residents with an opportunity to voluntarily and anonymously surrender their firearms for cash.

Mercer County Park Commission Hosts Campout at Mercer Meadows

The campfire will be crackling, children laughing, and stars visible in the night sky during the Mercer County Park Commission’s Come Out and Play Campout on Saturday, October 6 to Sunday, October 7, weather permitting. Families and friends will be able to spend the night at Mercer Meadows and experience the park like never before.