Events & Features

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

Oxen Vandalism in the Eyes of a Child

For many locals, we've either seen in person the actual damage to our oxen or read about it (if not, I've included the facts below). I say "OUR OXEN" because this project has grown from the dedication of our neighbors and friends in organizing and supporting this movement. This project was made possible with the artistic skill and intense efforts of our...

It’s Hip to Bee Triangle: Ecological Art by FoHVOS

If you have hiked or bird watched in the Hopewell Valley area this spring and summer, you may have stumbled on something organic or ... was it extra-terrestrial? It is the "Summer Triangle" project of Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space ("FoHVOS"), a Hopewell Valley nonprofit land trust that is dedicated to preserving Hopewell Valley's character though open space and farmland preservation...

Food Truck Friday 2: More trucks, same great town

Food Truck Friday is happening again in Hopewell Borough! Food Truck Friday in Hopewell Borough will be held outside the historic train station on Railroad Place on Friday September 5th between 5PM-9PM. And all these delicacies can be enjoyed to the sweet acoustic jazz stylings of Stringsville. Here's the food-line up: Antimo's Italian Kitchen: Hopewell Boro's own pizza and Italian food Cupcake Carnivale: Princeton based cupcake truc Jack and...

Hopewell Valley Chorus concert this weekend

On Sunday May 4, the Hopewell Valley Chorus will present its spring concert entitled, "The Road Home,"  featuring a collection of choral music on the theme of going home. The concert will be at 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing, 268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ.  Music selections for the spring season include Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Already Home," songs...

MercerMe Spotlight: Author Hal English

In first-time local author Hal English's autobiography, he reveals years of mental and physical abuse... and so many twists including his own discovery that he was secretly adopted. "It is about family and history and recovery," shared author, Hal English. "Behind the Ivy Walls"  is about Hal English's life growing up in Trenton in the 1950s under the abusive watch of his alcoholic father, head of...

Hopewell’s best kept secret turns 30!

It is no secret that the quaint little town of Hopewell has much going on for it. The eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, playgrounds and specialty shops all within walking distance make it the appealing destination come rain or shine. Not many however know that this gem of a town is also the home of an equally charming little...

Ice Cream for a Good Cause

Beginning next Tuesday, May 6 and every Tuesday for the month of May, Uncle Ed's Creamery in Pennington will donate 10 percent of their total daily sales to the Hopewell Valley Regional School District Special Education PTO. Located at 155 West Delaware Avenue in Pennington, Uncle Ed's is open Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is the first local business to support...

Hopewell Valley’s Yes Man

Earlier this year, arts education was included as criteria in school performance reports for the first time in US education history, right here in New Jersey. Inside Jersey Magazine followed suit with their exclusive ranking of best high schools in the garden state. Its Editor-in-Chief, Rosemary Parrillo, explained that they gave "extra weight in the methodology to districts with...

Hopewell’s Nomad Pizza to expand to…

After four years of serving up wood-fired pies in Hopewell Borough, the back of an REO Speedwagon specially outfitted with a pizza oven, and more recently two Philly locations, Mercer County's popular Nomad Pizza Co. today announced a fourth restaurant  to be opened soon in the Princeton Shopping Center. A photo posted today on Nomad's instagram account shows the new...

A flea market you must visit!

Dubbed the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market (coolest name ever?), this is a Mercer County tri-annual happening that you don’t want to miss. No need to be a Punk Rock aficionado, maybe you just like to sample some gourmet food from the trucks, followed by a decent cup of coffee and some idle browsing? According to their website, a typical...