Events & Features

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

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds perform tribute to COVID-19 front lines

The US Air Force Air Demonstration squadron, the Thunderbirds, and the US Navy Flight Demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, saluted COVID-19 frontline responders, healthcare workers, and essential employees in a formation flight over New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia this afternoon. "We are truly excited to take to the skies with our Navy...

Howell Farm provides food and fiber to community groups in need

In keeping with its longtime practice of contributing heirloom and heritage field and garden crops to the community through local food banks and pantries, the Mercer County Park Commission’s Howell Living History Farm is providing wheat flour, cornmeal, oatmeal, fresh eggs and more in support of local initiatives to help those in need during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Besides the...

LWV reminds public of new primary date, provides vote-by-mail info

Last week, Governor Murphy moved the Primary Election in New Jersey to Tuesday, July 7. This new date should make it safer to vote in person, but also allows more time for citizens to apply to vote by mail. The purpose of a primary election is to nominate a candidate to represent your party...

Letter from Jim Waltman (Watershed Institute) on Earth Day 2020

April 22 marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. The celebration of this transformational moment in the nation’s history comes at a challenging time. There will be no large, joyous gatherings of committed (and casual) environmentalists that we’ve savored in the past. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is exploding across the globe, creating widespread anxiety...

Pennington Day goes virtual for 2020

Dear Pennington Day Community, Like you, we take the health and well-being of our community very seriously. That is why we have made the difficult decision to cancel the street fair event for this year.. We will miss seeing all the residents, community groups, civic organizations and businesses who attend, exhibit, perform and sponsor...

Hopewell Valley Arts Council prescribes a daily dose of art

Bring some creativity and imagination into your time at home and put some positive energy out into the world with the Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s “Daily Dose of Art” — ideas for small art projects to take your mind to another place (and entertain bored kids). “It is a ‘daily dose’ of art therapy...

“Can We Sing the Darkness to Light?” Online Concert Footage by VOICES Chorale NJ

With no end in sight for this forced time away from rehearsals, the members of VOICES Chorale NJ are really missing singing together! Until they can perform again, they will be sharing inspiring music from their previous concerts online to stay connected with their audiences, each other, and the wonderful sounds of choral music. “Can...

Trail access to St. Michaels Farm Preserve open at Aunt Molly Road

 The D&R Greenway announces that St. Michaels Farm Preserve via Aunt Molly Road is open. Aunt Molly Road in Hopewell offers two lesser-known access points to the stunning, 400-acre St. Michaels Farm Preserve, an expanse of farm fields and forests on the edge of Hopewell Borough, preserved in 2010 and expanded in 2017. The parking lots provide access...

Sophia the robot visits Timberlane Science Fair

Sophia, the world’s most advanced human-like robot participated in the Timberlane Middle School science fair and Family Fun Night to promote STEM education last Saturday. It was Sophia’s first time attending a school science fair as a guest and her creator, Hanson Robotics, expressed gratitude to Hopewell Valley for the kind invitation and for showing innovative thinking...

Senior Happenings

Senior Book Club meets Members of the Senior Book Club at the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library meet once a month to discuss a new book selected by Diane Miller, Librarian (above, far right). The group meets from 2 to 3pm on the second Monday of the month. All are welcome. The...