Events & Features

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

Hopewell’s Boy Scout Troop 71 Climbs Mountains

While everyone else slept-in last Saturday morning, 13 Boy Scouts, plus 11 Scout leaders and parents of Hopewell’s Troop 71, assembled in front of Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell Borough. Scoutmaster Tom Dallessio oversaw final preparations prior to the 2-hour drive to Wawayanda State Park in northern New Jersey. Each boy carried a pack, typically 20 to 40 pounds, containing much of what they...

Hopewell Valley Arts Council to Host Spring-Themed Cabaret at Hopewell Theater

After what seems like an eternal winter, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council is excited to present Spring: The Music of Open Windows, a cabaret-style celebration of all things spring, at the newly opened Hopewell Theater on April 21, 2018 from 7pm - 9:30pm. The evening will feature entertainment by accomplished soprano Elizabeth Sutton, who will captivate guests with stories and piano-accompanied...

Dine Local in Hopewell Borough and Support HES PTO

Eat in Hopewell Borough for a cause. Hopewell Elementary School PTO presents a two-night Dine Local event on October 5th and 6th. Local favorites Nomad Pizza, The Brothers Moon and SweetGrass are generously offering 10% of the proceeds of sales on these days to benefit the Hopewell Elementary PTO. The Brothers Moon will be offering a special prix fixe menu...

DEP Tips to Help Reduce Encounters with Black Bears

The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding residents, particularly in the northwest region of New Jersey known as "bear country," of basic precautions this spring to reduce the risk of potential encounters. "Bears that learn to associate food with people, and their homes and property, can easily become nuisance bears that forage for easy sources...

Hopewell Boro Announces October Cruise Night and Business Email List

Mark your calendars for classic cars, great food, art venues, shopping and a night of family fun in walkable downtown Hopewell Borough. Cruise Night returns to Hopewell’s Broad Street on the “First Friday” October 7, from 5:00 to 8:00. At Cruise Night, area vintage car enthusiasts line East and West Broad Street with hot rods, exotics and restored cars, Hopewell...

Lost Hopewell: Stories from the Past

Local historian Jack Keppel will return to tell some the lesser-known stories of Hopewell village on Wednesday, November 1st from 7-8pm at the newly renovated Hopewell Theater, as part of the Hopewell Public Library's Wednesday Night Out series. While much of Hopewell’s architectural past has survived, many stories from the village’s past have been lost to time. The Frog War, St....

Mercer County’s Mike Deni of Geographer to Perform at Hopewell Theater

Mercer County's own Mike Deni of Geographer will be playing a solo acoustic set at Hopewell Theater on Thursday, June 21 at 7:30pm.  Mike grew up in Mercer County, graduating from Lawrence High School. His family lives in Hopewell.

The Taste Chase: Valentine’s Day Roundup 2017, Part 2

“What the world needs now is love sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of…” penned way back in the “olden days” of 1965, by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and we sure could we use a mammoth heaping of that now!  Perhaps, we could get POTUS to issue an Executive Order to make love...

Hopewell Township Celebrates Ox Installation with Local Moms, Kids

A group of mothers and children from throughout Hopewell Valley joined officials from Hopewell Township municipal government, local first responders and representatives from the Hopewell Valley Arts Council for the formal reveal of "Childhood Wox Through Hopewell Valley" at the Township municipal building Friday. Designed and created by members of the Hopewell Valley MOMS Club and sponsored by Hopewell Township,...

MercerMe hosts 5th Annual Cut-Throat Cookie Exchange

Another MercerMe Cut-Throat Cookie Exchange is on the books and we all are letting our belts out a notch and putting away our baking gear -- for another year. We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors. These local businesses give generously to us each year and we appreciate their support. During the holiday season and...