Events & Features

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

Registration open for the 2020 Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program in Mercer County

Since 2005, hundreds of volunteers have made the commitment to protecting New Jersey’s environment by participating in the Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program. Offered by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the program introduces volunteers to the science underlying key environmental issues in the Garden State so they can tackle problems and offer solutions in their own communities. Registration is now open...

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...

Holiday tree lighting in Hopewell Twp (PHOTOS and VIDEO)

Although it was pouring last night, spirits were high as the official Hopewell Township holiday tree was illuminated. The Union Fire Company members were the guests of honor as they celebrate their 100th anniversary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KTXyyCzi4U Hopewell Township Mayor Kristin McLaughlinHopewell Township Police Chief Lance Maloney and Committee member Julie...

Hopewell Council of Churches announces annual “Blue Christmas” community service

Not everyone feels very merry during the holiday season. Many people experience an even deeper sense of loss and sadness at Christmas. So, to help those in our community who may be struggling with such feelings, the Hopewell Council of Churches will host a “Blue Christmas” service on Saturday evening, December 21, 7pm at Calvary Baptist Church,...

Tree Lighting in Hopewell Township

Hopewell Township is about to get a lot more magical as it kicks off the holiday season at the annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Hopewell Township Recreation Department will be hosting the festive event on Monday, December 2, starting at 5pm.  The evening will begin inside the Municipal Building where everyone is welcome to...

HVCHS art students recognized at statewide events

Four Hopewell Valley Central High School (HVCHS) students have been selected to display their work at statewide venues this fall and winter.   The work of Dylan Kalina, an HVCHS freshman, will be displayed at the Art Educators of NJ (AENJ) Winter Student Exhibition at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark until...

The Taste Chase goes to college

The Taste Chase was out and about last week as students, alumni supporters, local restaurateurs, and vendors gathered for the 6th annual Mercer County College (MCCC) culinary tasting event. The MCCC cafeteria was transformed into a veritable smorgasbord of gastronomic indulgence, and boy, did we indulge! The MCCC culinary arts track, a division of...

Looking for fun and inspiration this weekend? Join the Hopewell Tour des Arts

What makes the autumn light sparkle a little brighter? Now in its 12th year, the Hopewell Tour des Arts returns this weekend to inspire Valley residents and visitors. This self-guided tour is more than just a stroll through a gallery. The two-day extravaganza allows art-lovers to choose their own route from venue to venue,...

HomeFront holiday cards showcase art of local homeless mothers

Holiday greeting cards featuring the heartwarming art of HomeFront’s ArtSpace artists are now available for purchase through HomeFront. Proceeds from the sale of these cards funds programs for the families living in HomeFront’s Family Preservation Center in Ewing. You can feel good twice – sending greetings to family, friends, colleagues and clients – and supporting a good cause! Each card,...

The Board Game “Clue” comes to life on the HVCHS stage this weekend

On a stormy night, six unique guests, plus a butler and a maid, attend a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When the host turns up dead, it is clear that no one is safe! Soon the guests are racing to find the killer and keep the body count from stacking up, unravel each guests’ unique past and possible...