Events & Features

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

The Taste Chase: Bagels and Doughnuts and Bagels, oh my!! (Part 2)

I am a New Yorker through and through and there is nothing more "New York" than bagels. I miss my days in the film industry eating a still-warm-from-the-bag H&H bagel with the crew while waiting for filming to start. I loved being able to run into my favorite bagel place on the Lower East Side or the Jewish bakery...

Cyclists Gear Up for Sourland Spectacular

The Sourland Conservancy will be holding its fifth annual Sourland Spectacular bicycle rally on Saturday, September 10, 2016, offering challenging routes for serious cyclists, as well as shorter alternatives for more casual bikers. Routes of 26 to 63 miles are planned, all of which include climbing, as the Sourland Mountain is beautiful, but not flat. The routes begin and end at...

Womanspace to Launch “Communities of Light” Event

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Womanspace will launch our 2018 Communities of Light™ Peace Begins At Home campaign on October 23 at 5:30pm at D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton, NJ. This campaign, now in its seventeenth year, is a powerful symbol of hope and solidarity for those affected by domestic and sexual violence in our community.            Following...

Change Clocks Reminder, Plus Tips for People Challenged with SAD

The New Jersey Department of Human Services wants to remind the community that, as Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday and everyone sets their clocks back, the New Jersey Department of Human Services issued coping strategies for people who battle depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). While the approaching holiday season is typically marked by celebration and good cheer, the...

Art Exhibit Upcoming, Common Threads 6: Un-Common and In-Describable

Amphora Design and C.a. Shofed will present the annual Common Threads art exhibition, this year "Common Threads 6: Un-Common and In-Describable," on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Hopewell Valley Vineyards from 12-5pm. This much anticipated annual event highlights the best of the arts scene in Trenton, NJ every year, presenting an exhibit featuring unique and original artists.  This year’s...

Greater Mercer TMA Recognizes Local Students in Safe Routes to School Bookmark Design Contest

In celebration of NJ Bike and Walk to School Month, Greater Mercer TMA (GMTMA) announced the winners of its Safe Routes to School Bookmark Design Contest. Third through fifth graders in Mercer County were asked to create a bookmark design that incorporated the phrase, “I like to walk to ___ with ___ ” “The students did a wonderful job illustrating...

Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale Hosted the Arizona Boy Choir

Following a performance at Carnegie Hall, the Tuscon Arizona Boys Chorus visited the Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale for rehearsals and a joint community concert late last month. The concert, which took place at the Pennington Presbyterian Church, included songs performed by each choir (the Arizona performance included their renown spinning lasso maneuvers) and the concert ended with the combined...

Trenton-Mercer Airport to Host Airport Exploration for Children with Autism

Air travel can be an unpredictable experience for even the most seasoned traveler. For children, especially those with special needs, it can be overwhelming. To help families prepare for air travel, the County of Mercer, Trenton-Mercer Airport and the Mercer County Special Services School District have organized a program called Let’s Investigate Flying Together (LIFT), which is designed to allow...

Foodies Rejoice, Here Comes The Taste Chase

If you love food and to eat local -- keeping it fresh and delicious -- for either take-out or dine in, you're going to be thrilled. Please help us offer a huge WELCOME to Pennington local, Renata Barnes, and her upcoming MercerMe column, "The Taste Chase!" Last month, Renata asked the FaceBook group, Hopewell Pennington Update, for Valley locals' recommendations on where to get...

Stampede Herding Toward Hibernation

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council Stampede oxen are enjoying their final days of sweet fall air before they are reclaimed from their temporary community placements. We've written about this movement oxtensively and may have oxhausted all poxible puns. The oxen have been amongst us for several months but will be retired from the public locations in preparation to be united with their...