Events & Features

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

6th Annual HiTOPS Princeton Half Marathon Invites Participation in Good Runners Program

With less than a month to go before race day, the organizers of the 6th annual HiTOPS Princeton Half Marathon are extending an open invitation to runners, volunteers, and spectators to become GOOD RUNNERS in the upcoming USATF certified Grand Prix event to be held on November 4, 2018. HiTOPS, a Princeton-based 501(3)(c) organization, works to positively impact the lives of...

Park Commission to Host Saw-Whet Owl Banding Program

Join the Mercer County Park Commission’s team of trained owl banders at the Historic Hunt Barn on select evenings this fall to learn more about one of nature’s most elusive and best-hidden birds. The Park Commission will be opening the Northern Saw-whet Owl (NSWO) banding station to the public to share a “behind the nets” tour of an active owl...

Locals Buck and Mills Author “If These Stones Could Talk”

Wild River Books announces the publication of If These Stones Could Talk by local authors Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills on November 7, 2018. There will be a formal invitation-only launch at the Grounds for Sculpture, and a public celebration will take place on November 17, 2018 at the Hopewell Bistro in Hopewell Borough from 1-4pm.

Hopewell Borough Dems Attend Meet and Greet

On Sunday, October 21st, Hopewell Borough Mayor Paul Anzano hosted a meet-and-greet for Mercer County and Hopewell Democratic candidates. Local residents enjoyed refreshments while mingling with the candidates in beautiful Hopewell Borough Park. Pictured here in the gazebo are Hopewell Council candidate Deb Stuhler, Hopewell Councilman Chris Fossel, Freeholder Ann Cannon, Mayor Anzano, Freeholder Nina Melker, Hopewell Councilman Ryan...

Hopewell Knights of Columbus Presents Annual Shield Awards

On October 16, the Knights of Columbus Hopewell Council 7103 presented their annual Shield Awards. Each year, the Council honors a firefighter, an EMT, and a police officer who have performed exceptional service during this year. This year, Union Fire Company Captain Michael Beninato received the Firefighter of the Year award. Union Rescue Squad Captain Phillip Mohacis was awarded EMT...

Mercer County to Host Document Shredding Event

The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host a document shredding event for County residents on Saturday, November 3, from 9am to 2pm at Parking Lot 4 at 651 South Broad Street, across from the County Administration Building in Trenton. This event will be held rain or shine. While no registration is necessary, please note that the event is open to...

Hopewell Valley Fire Groups Host Annual Fire Safety Open House (PHOTOS)

The Hopewell Valley Uniformed Firefighters Association IAFF Local 2897 and the Hopewell Township Fire District No. 1 hosted their annual Hopewell Valley Fire Safety Open House at Woolsey Park in Titusville on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Photo credit: Michael Chipowsky The Fire Safety Open House included: children’s fire academy, children’s fire hose demo, interactive fire truck demo, hands-only CPR lessons, antique fire...

New Owners to Continue Hopewell Pharmacy Legacy

Hopewell Pharmacy in Hopewell Borough recently changed hands after 30 years, but the local institution’s mission remains the same: good service and connection to the community. New owners Joann Hobson and Eric Jaderlund purchased the business on September 1, 2018, from Hobson’s uncle, Jim Palmieri,* who had operated the pharmacy since 1987. “Jim is responsible for the legacy I’m trying to...

Ding-a-ling-a-ling! The Taste Chase Goes Back to School

It’s that time of year again. There’s a crispness in the morning air, leaves are starting to form soft blankets on driveways and yards. Flip-flops and sleeveless shirt have given way to sensible shoes and hoodies. Morning routines are in full-swing, with packed lunches, backpacks, and rushing to make the bus. Ahhhh, and those days of trying to find...

Hopewell Borough Churches Team up for Third Annual “Sunday of Service”

On Sunday, November 4, members of Hopewell churches will exchange their morning worship bulletins, hymnals and Sunday attire for hammers, buckets and work gloves to collaborate on community service projects throughout the Borough. The “Sunday of Service” (formerly known as “The Church Has Left the Building”) is sponsored by the Hopewell Council of Churches and is intended as a...